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The Popular Judge Will Be Unani
mously Renominated for the
Position He Now Ornaments.
He Has Strengthened His Hold Upon Pub
lic Confidence During His Term
of Office.
Stras sheim Is Running Like a Soared
Deer for the Republican Nomina
tion for Treasurer.
Oossip of a Political Nature from the Differ
ent Party Gamps of Interest
to All.
Of all tho judges administering
law In Chicago, Judge Frank Scales,
of tho County Court, has the widest
rango of cases to decide. Ills deci
sions havo been singularly wiso,
and ho bears tho best record for
reversals In Cook County. The
Judgo Is by no means an old man and
has many years of honorablo life be
fore htm. Ills history, whllo not
eventful, is quite interesting. He
was born in 1848 on a farm in Wis
consin. Ills earliest ambition was to
own a huntlng-caso watch and a saddle-horse.
Hut this unsophisticated
dcslro gave way later on to the larger
scopo of tho law. Judgo Scales tells
an odd story of how his attention was
first directed toward tho law, nnd
the Incident was certainly prophetic
of his future. Among tho friends of
his father was John M. Douglas, a
big lawyer himself, and at one tlmo
Fresidcnt of tho Illinois
Railroad. One night Mr.
slept at tho Scales homestead and
tho next morning at the break
fast table ho seemed to tako an
unusual Interest In young Frank.
"That boy," said Mr. Douglus
sagely, "will mako a great lawyer If
you only give him a chance." Scales
senior pressed Mr. Douglas for an ex
planation, and tho great man replied:
"Ho will make a great lawyer because
he's got u big mouth." Mr. Douglas'
observation pnd prediction were both
good. The boy bad a large mouth,
and be has not only turned out a fine
lawyer, but one of tho bust Judges
that ever adorned tho bench of this
county. Frank was destined for the
law from that moment. After pass
ing through itho district schools ho
was sent to Slnslnawa Collcgo and
thero studied law. But us yet ho
was unablo to get tho ownership of
tho saddlo-horso out of his head.
When ho was twenty ho entered St.
Mary's College, and after that George
town University. Returning to Chi
cago, ho took up law in the otllco of
Knowlton & Jamtcson, of which law
firm ho was afterward a member.
In 1870 ho was admitted to the bar.
Ills practlco continued uninterrupted
until 1800, when he was elected Coun
ty Judge. Tho otllco of Scales,
Knowlton & Jamleson was, un
til tho death of Mr. Knowl
ton, ono of tho busiest in
Chicago. The Judgo comos of good
stock. His forefathers wcro pioneers
of the West. In 1715 tho colonists
were, led by Colonel Scales, who
forced tho Indians back across tho
borders of Florida. In 1871 Judge
Scales married Miss Carrlo Bartlott.
Ho has one daughter, Miss Etta. The
Jurisdiction of Judgo Scales' court Is
more varied and extorsive than that
of the Circuit or Superior courts. It
has excluslvo Jurisdiction tn contested
elections, in lunacy cusos, special
assessments, taxation proceedings,
voluntary assignments and insolvent
debtor matters. In all of tho cases
in which tho County court has juris
diction it has full chancery powers,
Judgo Scales is tho hardest worked
Judgo In this county. More versatil
ity und diversity of legal knowlcdgo
Is required in his court than in any
othor in this State. Twenty-eight
Judges ure doing tho work of tho Cir
cuit and Superior courts. He, single
handed, administers Justlco In tho
County court. Ho has bcon reversed
less than any Judgo In tho county.
Out of somo soventy appeals tho Ap
pollute conrt reversed him in only
three cases, whllo In thoso thrco
cases tho Appellate court was Itself
reversed In two by tho Supremo court.
It Is reported that Gen. Smith D.
Atkins will formally retire from tho
contest for Stato Treasurer, leaving
Henry Wulff a clear field for tho Re
publican .nomination.
At the Republican meeting at tho
Oakland Club a few evenings ago, tho
' following commlttco, with power to
call meetings of tho Republicans for
tho Thirty-second Ward in Chicago
whenover the Interests of tho party
demanded was named: J. R. Mann,
K. S. Thomas, Geo. F, Morgan, D. A.
Fierce, John n. Martin, Charles
Gross, James N. Steele, S. M. Dlllo,
and J. M. Evans. Justice A. R. Por
ter is favored by this committee for
Clerk of tho Frobate Court
Chief of Police Brennan was pleas
antly surprised Monday evening.
Jacob Rohm, who, when Superintend
ent of Police twenty-four years ago,
appointed Chief Brennan a patrol
man, accompanied by E. S. Dreyer,
Capt Byrne of tho Central Station,
Capt. Dollard of tho Hydo Park Sta
tion, William 0. Scipp, Wm. Jung,
and Charles F. Pflol, called at tho
Brennan rcsldenco, at No. 304 Day
ton street, Monday night, and pre
sented tho chief with a five-point
gold star set with a six-carat dia
mond. Tho setting Is a combination
arrangement, and Is so fixed that tho
diamond can bo taken oil and a ruby
sotting put in Its place. It was a
birthday presont.
Pending a decision on tho question
of calling tho county convention by
tho Republican Central Committee
the Republican Congressional com
mittees are beginning to tako action.
The Republican committee of tho
Second District will meet Friday in
tho Comptroller's ofllce. The district
consists of tho Tenth, Twenty
olghth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth
Wards, Cicero, Lyons, Proviso, Riv
erside, and tho western towns of tho
county. It was cut out especially for
Clayton E. Crafts and was supposed
to bo Democratto by about 1,500 or
2,000. Mr. Crafts now thinks it Is
not Democratic. P. II. Keenan, of
tho Eloctlon Board, who has recently
moved into tho district from tho
Thirty-second Ward, and J. J. Han
rahan, a labor agitatdr, arc
now named on the Democratic
side. Charles E. Piper, President
of tho Cicero Town Board, and
Wilson Darlington, an ex-Supervisor
of the Town of Lake, are named on
tho Republican side. The conven
tion will probably bo held July 1.
The members of the committee are:
D. D. Hcaly, Tenth Ward; John J.
McKcnna, Twenty-eighth Ward; Lau
rence Coogan, Twenty-ninth Ward;
Etigcno Rellly, Thlrtloth Ward, and
Howard Robinson. It Is understood
also that tho Congressional commit
tee of tho Fifth District will bo called
this week or early next wcok. Tho
committeemen are: Charles Gcorgo,
Eleventh Ward; F. S. Ilalrd, Thir
teenth Ward; Isadora Hlmcs, Six
teenth Ward; Henry M. Deal, Seven
teenth Ward; Fred Remington, Eigh
teenth Ward. Tho convention for
this district will bo held July 1. An
effort will bo mado to get tho com
mittee of tho Sixth District together
at an early duto. Tho Congressional
conventions for tho First District and
for tho Third and Fourth and prob
ably for tho Soventh will bo hold
about the same tlmo as the county
Gov. Altgold has appointed Charles
E. Simmons, of Oak Park, a momber
of tho Board of Trustees of tho In
dustrial Homo for the Blind at Chi
cago, to succeed Fritz Glogauer, re
signed; and Hugh J. Hughes, of
Litchfield, Stato Inspector of Coal
Mines, to succeed John G. Masslo,
term expired. Tho Adjutant Gen
eral has confirmed tho election of
Charles F. Krobs as Second Lieuten
ant of Company D, Fourth Infantry,
Belleville, and accepted tho resigna
tion of Sylvester Malcolm as Second
Lieutenant of Company B, Fourth
Infantry, Newton.
It Is bollvcd that Judgo Scales will
decline to appoint Mr. Badonoch. If,
ho refuses It is probablo that tho
commlttco will bo called together
again to namo flvo Republicans from
whom tho County Judgo may select
their candidate. Among thoso men
tioned Wednesday were Miles Kehoo,
Edward L. Smith, Mr. Jackman,
managing editor of an evening
paper; E. R. Bliss, Noblo B.
Judah, Francis A. Riddle, W. T.
Johnson, Charles W. Andrews,
W. K. Sullivan, Robert L. Martin,
and S. M. Booth. At tho meeting of
tho committee John M, Smyth sug
gested Miles Kehoo and Edward L.
Smith, Mr. Swift suggested E. F.
Rcnnacker, J. W. C. Rhode suggested
Philip Maas.
Charles L Hutchinson was tho
guest of honor at tho banquot given
by tho Quadrangle Club of tho Uni
versity of Chicago Monday night.
Tho dinner was served in tho club
room of Hotel Barry, Fifty-ninth
street and Madison avenuo. Covers
wero laid for forty-Wvo. Tho hosts
Tho Able and Popular Judgo of the County
wcro tho faculty of the university.
Mr. nutchlnson was introduced by
Prof. Judson. He said the most plct
urcsquo thing ho had seon on his trip
was the sunsets. Tho landscapo was
beautiful on tho Upper Nile ut even
ing. Ho had seen a rainbow which
ho was Informed was tho third seen
in that region in thtrtocn years. Tho
beauty of tho sunsets alone was
enough to repay ono for a visit to
Egypt Continuing, ho said: "If you
wero to ask mo which wore thomost
Imprcsslvo things I have seen, I
would say tho sphinx and the pyra
mids. Tho first visit to these was
disappointing, but when soon tlmo '
and again they wero most Impressive, .
Tho Museum of Gl.eh Is ono of tho f
most Interesting In tho world, but It
is without protection from fire, und !
from Ure, und
of tho relics
I dreaded to think of tho relics
which would be destroyed should a
blazo gain headway."
W. Underwood, who sue-
coeds II. B. Brayton,
Justlco of the Peaco
deceased, as a
for tho South
Town,, was Installed In his ofllco ' strongor nor more sympathetic sup
Monday morning. Justlco David J. Prtor than such a child of tho pcu-
Lyon Introduced tho new magistrate i P d product of thoso schools as
and presented him with his cominis-1 our worthy fellow-townsman, Mr.
slon. Charles G. Noely and Perry ' Honry I). Hatch, who Is proving him
Hull also mado speeches. Tho desk . self u very popular candldato for the
to bo used by Justlco Underwood is a j position of Superintendent of Cook
relic. It was used for many years by t County schools. Mr. . Hatch will
Justlco J. Charles Halnos and for flf
tcon years by his successor, Justlco
Brayton. It is estimated that at
least 100,000 cases havo boon disposed
of over this desk.
Perry II. Smith, Jr., has been ap
pointed Superintendent of tho Regis
try Division of tho Postofflce, vlco
Robort T. Howard, resigned. Mr.
Smith Is a lawyer, and was the law
partner of Judgo McConnoll when tho
latter was elected to tho bench. Ho
is a mombor of tho Iroquois Club.
Whllo Durborow and Noonan are
fighting for the Congressional nomi
nation of the Fifth District, ex-Aid.
Potor J. Ellert may slip lu as a dark
horso and capture tho prize. Tho
Sixteenth and Eighteenth Wards are
playing partners In this district, und
if Aid. Brennan and Aid. Kunz throw
their delegations to Ellert, as they
are talking of doing, ho will be prac
tically assured tho nomination.
Mall. This might bo very well, were
it not nn assured fact that tnc Six
teenth and Eighteenth Wards ar.o
friondly to Senator Xoonan. From
present indications, however, Senator
Noonan is practically sure of tho
Tho Democratic leaders have con
cluded that the best thing they can
do Is to namo Carter II. Harrison, Jr.,
to run ogalnst Honry Wulff for Stato
Mr. Raab, Stato Super.
of Public Instruction. Is
the only nvallablo man if they adhere !
to tho original idea of selecting a
man from ontaMn nf rnnk rv...v tnr '
the nurnoso of oottlnir tho cnndldnto
for United States Senator from Chi
cago. Wultl Is a Luthorun and Is
planning to draw heavily from that
denomination this fall. Mr. Raab
could get u good share of their votes
throughout tho State, it is calculated,
and as ho has declined to tako tho
otllco he now tills, he may become a
candidate for Treasurer. Certain
Democrats think Wulff could bo
beaten as well by tho nomination of
an American. But until tho county
ticket is named thero will bo little
llgurlng about tho fow nominations
to bo mado by tho Stato convention.
Cnrter II. Harrison, however, will
probably bo tho Democratic nomlnco
for Stato Treasurer.
Our public schools have been right
ly termed tho safeguard of the na
tion; they are tho people's college,
and, as such, they can havo no
over prove himself loyal to all that
Is best In tho schools, and will ever
contribute his cnlolcnt efforts to ad
vanco tho tntorcsts of our public
school system.
Nothing has so far been dono re
garding tho fixing of a date for tho
Republican County Convontton, but
tho matter will bo decided at a full
meeting of tho county committee
noxt Tuesday. Tho feeling genorally
expressed Is in favor of an early con
vention, and as Henry Wulff finds
himself now practically unopposed
for tho nomination for Stato Treas
urer, it Is understood bo will no
longer opposo this proposition. Tho
convention will probably bo fixed for
Juno 30, and a long and exciting
campaign in Cook County bo thus inaugurated.
mum m mm nm.
The Genial and Popular Probate Offi
cial to Be Advanced a Notch
by His Party.
Republicans Follow the Example Set
by the Democrats and Gall
Their Convention Soon.
The Battle Over the
Getting Much
to Pick
Items of Interest to Lovers of Good Govern
ment and Fickers-Up of Politi
cal Tips.
Mr. Roger C. Sullivan, tho cllli'iont
clerk of tho Probato Court, Is ono of
tho most popular young Democrats In
Chicago. Ho Is a sterling citizen uud
numbers his friends in Chicago by
the thousands. With tho aid of a
splendid forco of eillcicnt nnd courte
ous clorks the business of the otllco
under Mr. Sullivan's able manage
ment has been conducted during his
term of otllco better than ever be
fore, and the consequence Is that Mr.
Sullivan Is held in high esteem by tho
multitude of pcoplo who havo busl-
1 tiess to transact in tho otllco of the
rvlsirt nt t Dprtl.ntn Pillrt llmvni
C. Sullivan, who is ono of tho bright
I est und most talented of tho younger
generation In tho State, was lioru
In Uclvldere, III., Fob. .'), 1801. IIo
' was educated in tho public schools at
1,elvll,cro nna taught school In Uoono
Countv for several years. Ho then
cn to Chicago un.l for a long tlmo
held a responsible position with tho
West Chicago Street Railway Com
pany. After having served his tlmo
with them In learning tho trado of
machinist, always Industrious, Mr.
Sullivan has forged to the front by
dint of hard work, pluck and perse
verance Ho nover shirked honest
toll whereby be could cam an honest
dollar, and he has by hard work
amassed a competency, and to-day
stands as nn example of Chicago's
successful and solf-made business
men. Under President Cleveland's
first administration Mr. Sullivan was
appointed Deputy Collector of
Internal Revenue, nnd in 1800
was nominated for his present posi
tion. At this time ho received a very
llattring vote and was ono of thrco
Democrats elected In Cook County at
the time. Mr. Sullivan Is ono of tho
most loyal Democrats in tho State,
and his advice Is always sought dur
ing the councils of his party, lu tho
Thirteenth Ward, where Mr. Sullivan
resides, ho has-been ono of tho most
Indefatigable laborers and thorough
Democrats for tho past fifteen years,
tho tending worwicKs or ttio look
County Democracy, who are bent
on putting up a winning ticket com -
posed of good clean candidates, havo
decided that Mr. Sullivan shall bo
the cholco for tho. nomination of
County Clerk. Mr. Sullivan will
probably bo nominated by acclama
tion in tho convention, and tbo
nomination will come as a well
deserved promotion for services long
and faithfully rendered his party. As
a candldato Sullivan will command a
largo support outside of party lines,
by reason of bis steadfast integrity,
general popularity and omlucnt
"I have no tlmo to devote to poll
tics," said Gov. Altgeld, Tuesday.
"I am plowing straight ahead, and
endeavoring to mako tho charltablo
and other Institutions of this Stato
tho best of tho kind in tho world.
When I have dono that I an. ready
to quit, nnd to do this Is my highest
NUMBUll 243.
Principal Offices Is
ambition. But it seems to mo it
might bo Just as well not to nominate
a candldato for Senator In Stato con
vention. I'm a firm believer In giv
ing every man a chance. Tho party
will get better work out of tho vari
ous candidates if it does not nominates
a Senator in convention. By making,
a nomination It brushes all nsldo ox-'
cent ono man, and 1 know flvo or six
men can do more work in a cam
paign than one man can. I will
make tho prediction that tho reports
of tho State institutions this year
will show tho amount expended to
bo considerably within tho appropri
ation. Every useless position lia
been abolished, nnd overy I luotn po
tent employe has bcon dropped. I
know I havo Incurred the displeasure
of many people In my own party. I
havo abolished overy purchasing,
agent in tho State, and wo are pur
chasing supplies from 10 to 15 por
cent, cheaper than over before."
It Is to b3 hoped that tho West.
Park Board will now sottlo down to
business. Tho members of that body
havo been quarreling long enough'
and the public Interests havo salTered.
sufficiently. Somo of tho now ruouir
bers of tho board aro oxcollcnt busi
ness men, progressive and energotic.
They can do good work if they will
set themselves to tho task. Mr,
Harvey T. Weeks, who has been
mentioned for president of, tbo now
body, Is a man of affairs and has
, huuuuuiiu luiauiu lu iiiunu u fuuu mill
msoful exccutlvo officer. Tho West
Side parks havo cost much more thun
tho south parks or Lincoln Park, yet
they aroton years behind either sys
tem. The new board should endeavor
to mako amends for past negligence
and mismanagement. -Tribune.
Election Commissioner I'. IT.
Keenan, It Is said, will bo a candldato
for Congress in tho Second District.
Ho has recently moved fioni tho
j Thirty-second Ward Into the Twenty-
ninth and ho will try to got tho
( Democratic nomination from that
, District. The Republican
mlttco of tho Second Congressional
District will moot Friday afternoon,
Juno 1, in tho otllco of Daniel D,
llcaly to soloct a candidate for
Congress. It is said that Charles E.
Piper, tho president of tho Cicero
town board, will bo indorsed by the
committeemen. In tho conferrnco
Daniel D. Healy will rcpresont the
Tenth Ward, John McKcnna tho
Twenty-olghth Ward, Lawrence
Coogan tho Twenty-ninth Ward.
Eugeno Rlelly tho Thlrtloth Ward
and Robert Howard tho country
Tho pollt'clans who busy th cm
solves In making out slates for their
rospcctlvo parties prior to tho hold
ing of tho nominating conventions,
aro all at sea as regards tho naming
of candidates for county oillcos. Con--sldorablo
tlnkorlng is being done
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