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There Is a Wild Scramble for the Nom
ination for County Treasurer
----Strassheim Ahead.
A Large Number of Slates Have Been
Made Only to Be Speedily
James Robert Burnt Van Cleave It Very Likely
to Bag the Shrievalty
It Is quite probable that tho Re
publican County Committee at its
meeting Saturday will disregard tho
recommendation of tho Executivo
Committee as far as fixing the date
of the convention is concerned. The
date recommended tho 27th Inst
Is the date of the Democratic State
Convention at Springfield. If both
conventions aro held on the same day
tho reporta of either would not bo so
full as If the conventions wero held
on different dates. In a spirit of ac
commodation to tho newspapers it is
probable the date of tho county con
vention will bo fixed for tho 21st .or
22d. The order of tho call will prob
ably be: County Judge, "Probate
Judge, County. Commissioners, Trcas
urer, Sheriff, County Clerk, Probato
Clerk, Criminal Court Clerk, 'County
Superintendent of Schools.
At a meeting of Mr. Raymond's
friends held Wednesday an advisory
committee, of which John M. Smyth
is .chairman, was appointed and a
resolution was adopted. that tho com
mittee should keep free of all entan
gling alliances with other candidates.
Ex-Aid. Eisfeldt, whose allegiance to
the Raymond Interests was doubted,
was at the meeting and pledged him
self to do all in his power for the
nomination of, Mr. Raymond for
treasurer. Other accessions to the
Raymond forces 'wero reported. Mr.
Gross friends aro concentrating
all their efforts in tho. Thirty
second Ward, where the contest
will be as lively as it was last spring,
when Aid. Mann won out. Mr.
Mann has declared for Koch
crspenrer. Knchersperger's men say
their candidate seeks only the nomi
nation for Treasurer. Tho impres
sion, however, is that both Strass
heim and Van Cleave will bo
nominated, the latter for Sheriff.
The minor candidates are, of course,
fighting against this idea. It would
break tho slate. Tho elate of some
at least of tho men is as follows:
Treasurer 0. Strassheim.
Sheriff J. R. B. Van Cleave.
County Clerk Phillip Knopf.
Probato Clerk Joseph Bldwlll.
Criminal ' Court Clerk Henry
County Judge O. It. Carter or F.
Q. Ball.
County Superintendent of Schools
O. T. Bright.
This, it is thought, would bo a
Btrong convention slato. It would
break into the Raymond strength in
the Twelfth Ward and in tho North
Division. If Raymond is nominated
for Treasurer and Kochersporger is
nominated for Sheriff this slate
would be hopelessly smashed. Henry
Esdohr would go on for County Clerk,
J. R. B. Van CJeave for Probato
Clerk, and C 6. Neely for County
Judge. William Dunn would repre
sent the Twelfth Ward on tho slato
as Clork of tho Criminal Court. Tho
Raymond men are having dally con
ferences. So have the Kocbersperger
men, and both sets are praying for as
early a convention as possible.
The Postofflce Commission has or
dered the removal of fifty-two of the
collection carts now used in Chicago.
The 'service will be, however, in no
way crippled, for fifty-two additional
foot collectors will be put on duty,
thus maklngwith those who have
heretofore been drlvors of carts 10
men for collection duties In the busi
ness district
Mayor Hopkins, it is stated on
good authority, will appoint a woman
to tho Board of Education and that
his selection will bo either Mrs. Lull
or Bliss Jane Addams.
Frank Lawler writes to Tim
Eaolb: '"In regard to my candidacy
for Congress, I will got the nomina
tion. All the other candidates (ex
cepting Tim Ryan), to wit: Cusack,
Mahoney, Gallagher, have assured mo
of their support' Your friend,
Thank Lawler."
Juno fl, 1804.
The Republican committee of the
First District met in Aid,, Mann's
office and decided to hold their pri
maries on the same day as tho county
primaries and the convention at the
Oaklaud Cliib the day after the
county convention. The representa
tion will bo tho samo as for tho
county convention. Thero is no op
position In tho district to J. Frank
At a meeting of Republicans, hold
at Kinsley's Saturday night, a slato
was drawn up to bo presented at tho
county convention. Tho mooting
was presided over by Arthur Dixon,
of the Third Ward, with Alderman
Kent, of tho Eloventh Ward, as Sec
retary. Among those present -were
Alderman Korr, Porry Hull, J. M.
Longenecker, ox-Alderman Horan,
Judge Hanocy, George B. Swift, Al
derman Watson, Alderman Camp
bell, Alderman Kahler, John M.
Smyth, Chris Mamor, Michael Burke,
George S. Wllllts, Georgo W. Craw
ford and E. P. Langworthy. After
some little 'discussion tho following
slato was agreed to:
Treasurer Samuel B. Ruymond.
Sheriff Charles, Gross.
County Clork S. W. Rlderburg.
Probato Clerk J. R. B. Van
Criminal Court Clerk A. O.
County Judge Charles G. Nocly.
Probato Judge Christian Kohl
saat County Superintendent of Schools
Orvlllo T. Bright.
The MoKlnley Republican League
at its regular mooting at No. 430
South Jefferson street, indorsed .Dan
iel Goldstoln, of the Seventh Ward,
for County Commissioner.
In connection with his candidacy
for County Treasurer, Chris Stress
man said recently that ho regarded
his chances for nomination as ex
tremely favorable. "Mr. Raymond's
strength on tho North Side, especially
In the German wards, W greatly over
rated," he said. "He is not popular
with the German-Americans and I
believe that I will win in the con
vention," A
Mr. John J. Harklns, the well
known Democratlo statesman of the
Thirteenth Ward, will' undoubtedly
bo named as one of the candidates
for the County Board this fall. His
friends, who are legion throughout
the city, recognizing the fact that
when lie ran for the same office three
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years ago he polled the second
highest vote on the ticket, now claim
with good reason that Mr. Harklns'
namo at this tlmo will add strength
to the ticket Mr. Harklns was born
in Boston, Mass., thirty-nino years
ago. Ho camo to Chicago when but
1 year old. Ho was educated In the
Chicago public schools and resided on
tho North'Sldo for twenty-five years
and on tho West Side' in the Thir
teenth Ward for tho past thirteen
years. Mr. Harklns is ono of the
most prosperous merchants In the
boot and shoe line in tho cltr, hav
ing two elegant stores located at 030
West Lake 'streot and '04 East Wash
ington street, threo doors east of
Clark street. Mr. Harklns Is one of
tho most loyal and hard-working
Democrats in tho State always a
liberal contributor but never an
ofilcescoker. He would mako a splen
did member ,of tho County Board.
Old members of tho Sunset Club,
who listened some tlmo sinco to
tho earnest plea of Mr. Henry D.
Hatch for Increased public school fa
cilities for thousands of our city chil
dren, crowded into unfit, rented
buildings and half-day divisions, and
members of tho Ashland Club, who
recently heard this sumo gentleman's
effective appeal for their support at
tho new People's Institute Building,
even though the building's proximity
to his residences would seem of con
siderable porsonal Inconvenience, can
testify with many others to the pub-llc-Hplrltod
liberality of this man who
Is so prominently mentioned as Cook
County's noxt County Superintendent
of Schools.
Tho JclTcrsonlun Democratic Club
will givo a receptlcn 'Saturday night
in tho club-rooms, 2024 Wabash ave
nue. Mayor Hopkins 'will presldo
aud speeches will bo made by him
and Judge Tuloy, Judgo Goodrich,
C. Porter Johnson, Frank Walky,
Judgo Vincent of the Waubansee
Club, Corporation Counsel Rubens,'
A. T. Swing, and Judgo Frank
Tho statutes of this State provide
that "in all controversies arising
under the school law tho opinion and
advice of tho county superintendent
shall first be sought," In Mr. Henry
D. Hatch the school patrons and offi
cers of Cook county would bavo a
county superintendent not only quali
fied as a student and a widely known
educator, but a man whose course of
genoral education has Included a
complete law course, which fits him
In' an exceptional degree lor the re
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Probable Democratic- Nominoo tor County. Clerk.
quired position of legal adviser in
inattors pertaining to school law.
The Chicago Times is evidently
misinformed. In their "Republican
Slate" for county offices, published
last Sunday, they .have Mr. S. H.
Larrabsc, tho able lawyer, with of
fices at 1103 Boyco building, down
for County Judgo. Mr. Larrabce has
been a life-long Democrat, is not an
aspirant for judicial honors, and Is
an ardent supporter of Judgo Scales
for re-election.
As tho Democrats Intend to nomi
nate well-known business men for
county commissioners this fall, Tbos.
A.. Smyth, tho well-known insuranco
roimlar Democratic Cnmllilato (or tho I.egU'
Uturo In tlio 23d Senatorial District.
man and popular Twelfth Ward Dem
ocrat, Is much talked of. Mr. Smyth
would make an Al county commis
sioner and no stronger candidate
could bo placed on the ticket.
Timothy E. Ryan, who was Asses
sor qf the West Town last year, re
turned from California and entered
at once Into the contest for the Dem
ocratic nomination for Congress in
tho Fourth District against Frank
Lawler. It Is safd Lawler will bo
a candidate whether or not he is
nominated by the party convention.
Democrats of tho Eleventh Ward
crowded into a small ball at No. 435
West Randolph street, Thursday,
May 31, to ask tor Just and fair rep
resentation of Judges at the prima
ries in behalf of Senator E. T.
Noonan, for Congress from the Fifth
District Resolutions to tbis effect
were passed by a unanimous vote. It
was an enthusiastic meeting. Tho
speakers denounced Congressman
Durborow as a man who did not rep
resent tho people as instructed by tho
Democratic platform. Mr. Noonan
said in part: "As American citizens
we have tho right to choose our nom
inees, and I know you will Insist on
It that this idea is carried out at the
coming primary election. The fact
that I have voted 154 times for John
M. Palmer I consider sufficient testi
mony that 'I am a Democrat If
there wero moro men like John M.
Palmer In tho Senate the Wilson bill
would havo passed a long tlmo ago."
James J. flubbing, T. E. Courtney,
and Seymour Stcadman made speeches
denouncing tho inactivity of the
Democratic Senators and eulogizing
tho candidate
Thero was a good deal of talk
Tuesday in favor of Col. James A.
Soxton as a candidate for Congress on
tho Republican sldo in tho Sixth
District, whero it is probable Albert
Phalcu will bo nominated by tho
Democrats. Georgo E. Adams Is
also talked of by the Republicans.
Chris Strassheim is forging ahead
In his canvass for County Treasurer,
and mauy of his friends believe that
ho will be an easy winner in tho con
vention. Ho was indorsed recently
at a meeting held by tho Republicans
of the 10th precinct of the Twenty
fourth Ward. Thero wero present
about sixty members. Charles Leu
bustier, ex-Secrotary of tho German
Walters' union, was elected chairman
of tho mooting, and Adam Breuer
was elected President; Martin Kellor,
Vlco Presldont, and I. Splro, Secre
tary. Tho club has applied for a
charter. It holds meetings every
Monday night. The North Side vot
ers havo a sort of claim to tho Coun
ty Treasurershlp, and it Is generally
conceded that a Gorman should bo
nominated for tho office.
The bond of John J. Badonoch as
Election Commissioner was officially
entered of record In the County Court
Tuesday morning. The bond was ap
proved by Judge Scales la opon court
with Bernard A. Eckhart and John
M. Smyth as sureties. Tho amount
of the bond is $10,000.
Henry W. Grady, a son of tho
Georgia orator, has just been ad
mitted to the bar at Atlanta, after
having passed with credit a sevore
examination. He resembles his fath
er, both in appearance and In mental
Tbe Able Judge of the County Court
Certain of a Deservedly Unani
mous Renomination,
While the Genial, Courteous and Popular
Probate Clerk Will Be Named to
Succeed Wulff.
General Political Gouip Concerning the Move
ments of Republican and Democratic
Warwick! and Candidates.
Mr. Roger C. Sullivan, tho efficient
clerk of tho Proba'to Court, Is ono of (
tho most popular young Democrat In
Chicago, no is a sterling citizen una
numbers his friends In Chlcngo by
the , thousands. With the aid of a
splendid forco of efficient and courte
ous clerks tho business of the office
under Mr. Sullivan's able manage
ment has been conducted during his
term of offico better than over bo
fore, and tho consequence Is thpt Mr.
Sullivan Is held in high esteem by tho
multitude of pcoplo who have bust
ncss to transact In the offico of tho
clerk of the Probato Couit. Roger
C. Sullivan, who Is ono of tho bright-
est and most talented of tho younger
generation In tho State, was born
In Bclvidcre, III., Feb. II, 1801. Ho
was educated In tho public schools at
Bclvldcro and taught school in lioono
County for several years. Ho then
camo to Chicago and for a long tlmo (
held a responsible position with tho
West Chicago Street Railway Com- j
pany. After having served his tlmo (
with them in learning mo iraao or
machinist, always Industrious, Mr.
Sullivan has forged to tho front by
dint of hard work, pluck and perse
verance. Ho never shirked honest
toil whereby ho could earn an honest
dollar, and ho has by hard work
amassoff a competency, and to-day
stands as un example of Chicago's
successful and Bclf-mado business
men. Under President Cleveland's
first administration Mr. Sullivan was
appointed Deputy Collector of
Internal Rovcnue, and in 1800
was nominated for his present posi
tion. At this tlmo ho received a very
flattering vote and-wus ono of threo
Democrats elected in Cook County at
tho 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. In tho
Thirteenth Ward, whero Mr. Sullivan
resides, ho has-been ono of tho most
Indefatlgablo laborers and thorough
Democrats for the past fifteen years.
Tho leading Warwlcks of tho Cook
County Democracy, who aro bent
on putting up a winning ticket com
posed of good clean candidates, havo
decided that Mr. Sullivan shall bo
tho choice for tho nomination of
County Clerk. Mr. Sullivan will
probably bo nominated by acclama
tion , In tho convention, and tho
nomination will como as a well
deserved promotion for services long
and faithfully rendered his party. As
a candldato Sullivan will command u
largo support outsldo of party lines,
by reason of his steadfast Integrity,
general popularity and eminent
Of all tho Judges administering
law in Chicago, Judgo Frank Scales,
of tho County Court, has tho widest
rango of cases to decide. His deci
sions havo been singularly wise,
and ho bears tho best record for
reversals in Cook County. The
Judge is by no moans an old man and
has many yours of honorablo llfo be
fore him. His history, whllo not
oventful, is qulto interesting. Ho
was born In 1848 on a farm in Wis
consin. Hlscarllest ambition was to
own a huntlng-caso watch and a sad-dlo-horso.
But tbis unsophisticated
desiro gavo 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 lhw, and
tho Incident was ccrtilnly prophetic
of his future. Among tho frlonds of
his father was John M. Douglas, a
big lawyer himself, and at ono tlmo
President of tho Illinois Central
Railroad. Ono night Mr. Douglas
slept nt tho Scales homestead and
tho noxt morning ut tho break
fast tablo ho seemed to take an
unusual interest In young Frank.
"That boy." said Mr. Douglas
sagely, "will mako u great lawyer It
you only give him a chance." Scales
senior pressed Mr. Douglas for an ex
planation, and the great man replied:
"Ho will mako a great lawyer because
he's got u big mouth." Mr. Douglas'
observation and prediction were both
good. Tho boy bad n largo mouth,
and he has not only turned out u flno
lawyer, but ono of tho best Judges
that over adorned tho bench of this
county. Frank was destined for tho
law from that moment. After pass
ing through .the dlstrlst schools ho
was sent to Slnslnawi Collcgo and
there studied law. But as yet ho
was unable to get tho ownership of
tho saddlo-horso out of his head.
When ho was twenty ho entered St
Mary's Collcgo, and after that George
town University. Returning to Chi
cago, ho took up law in the offico of
Knowlton & Jamlcson, of which law
firm ho was afterward a member.
In 1870 ho was admitted to tho bar.
His practlco continued uninterrupted
until 1800, whcnhowasoloctcd Coun
ty Judgo. Tho offico of Scales,
Knowlton & Jamlcson was, un
til tho death of Mr. Knowl
ton, ono of tho busiest In
Chicago. Tho Judgo comes of good
stock. Ills .forefathers wero ploncors
of tho West. In 171") tho colonists
wero led by Colonol Scales, who
forced tho Indians back across tho
borders of Florida. In 1871 Judgo
Scales married Miss Carrie Bartlott
Ho has ono daughter, Miss Etta. The
Jurisdiction of Judgo Scales' court is
moro varied and extonslvo than that
of the Circuit or Superior courts. It
has exclusive Jurisdiction In contested
elections, in lunacy cases, 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.
Judge Scales is tho hanlest worked
Judgo in this county. Moro versatil
ity and diversity of legal knowlcdgo
Is required In his court than in any
other in this State. Twenty-eight
judges aro doing tho work of tho Cir
cuit and Superior courts. lie, single
handed, administers justice in tho
County court. Ho has bcon ro versed
less than any Judgo In tho county.
Out of soiuo soventy appeals tho Ap
pellate conrt reversed him In only
threo cases, whllo In thoso threo
cases tho Appcllato court was itself
rovorsed In two by the Supremo court.
non, John J. Badonoch, who has
been appointed Election Commission
er, is an old resident of tho Eleventh
Ward, which breeds statesmen, aud
has for many years been engaged in
tho flour and feed business on the
West Side. He represented tho Elov
enth Ward in tho Council ono term,
1885-87, taking rank among tho
strongest men at once. He declined
a renomination, Ho has held no
other public office except that of a
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