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HON. CHRIS STRASSHEIM,
She Well Known Merchant "Who Is Strongly Backed lor the County
The Republican nomination fur
County Treasurer Is likely to tfo to
Mr. Chris Strasshclm, the popular
wholesale grocer. Ills opponents
fear hint and say he doc not want It,
but Mr. Strasholtn says there Is no
truth In the story that he Is about to
retire from the contest for the Coun
ty Trcaurcrshlp. He writes to sny:
"I desire to Inform my friends and
the public that I am a candidate for
the otllce of Treasurer of Cook Coun
ty, subject to the will of the Cook
County Republican convention. I
have withdrawn In favor of nobody
and don't intend to, and expect to
stay In the race to tho end and use
all honorable means to secure the
nomination for said otllce." Mr.
Strasshcltu was born in Hesse Darm
stadt in the year 1S5I. Came to
this country with his parents In 1850;
came to Chicago in 1S.18, and has re
sided on the North Sldo ever since.
Was educated In the public schools;
member of the Doard of Education,
to which ho was appointed by Maor
Washburnc In 1802. He has often
been spoken of for city and county
offices, but has never been a candi
date. Charles Gross, who used to be a J
Deputy Sheriff under Matson, is an
avowed candidate for Sheriff, and is
making an active canvafs. Ho lives
in tho Thirty-second Ward, which
brings him in conlllct with Mr. Koch
enperger for tho delegation. Aid.
Kerr is supporting Mr. Gross.
Horace C. Alexander, an engineer
connected with tho Street Depart
ment of the city, was appointed
Superintendent of Lincoln Park at a
meeting of the Commissioners.
These names were boforo the board:
John M. Armstrong, Dunno Doty,
William E. Ewlng, W S. MacHarg,
and Horace C. Alexander. The
proposition upon which tho vote was i
taken was that Mr. Aloxandcr be
selected. Tnose voting in the
nftlraiuthe were Commissioners
Cooper, Weber, and Becker. Those
opposing tho motion were Commis
sioners Winston and Crawford. The
salary of the Superintendent was re
duced from M.000 to 13,000, and County Board, should moit assuredly
Supt Pettlgrew will be given thirty be re-elected this fall. His nomlna
days' notice that his services will be tlon will prove a tower of strength
dlsponsed with July 1. to tho tlckot.
No citizens have been more lowil
to republican Institutions or to tho
Republican party than the Scandlna-
vldiis. When the foreign born voters
of other nationalities weakened in
their allegiance and when some of
them went over to the Democracy
the Scandinavians have rallied closer
around tho Republican standard.
This has been especially tho case In
Cook County, whero the proportion
of Scandinavian voters tm been
steadily Increasing year after year.
J'or nearly half a decade the Scandi
navian element has been the recruit
ing strength of tho Republican party.
Etch year through naturalization
many Scandinavian voters have Lcen
added to the Republican strength.
That loyal element now demands a
place of importance on tho county
ticket and should be accorded it. It
.will help the Republican ticket if Iho
request is compiled with. It will.1
stimulate tho Scandinavian natural!
zatlon bureaus to fre-h efforts and
thousands of new voters can be added
to tho Republican strength. The
Scandinavian element can be relied
on to be loyal to the Republican
party in any event Rut Justice and
gratltudo demand that it shall be en ;
couraged. Tribune. .
In this connection prominent Re
publicans do not think it would be
wise to cumber or weight down the
started in the commission business
on South Water street In 180i, under
the II rm namo of Strasshclm & Ilro.
In 1878, sold his Interest to his
brother Henry and engaged in the
wooden and willow ware business, un
der the linn name of Jacob & Strass
hclm. In 1885 tho llrni added gro
ceries. He then bought out his part
ner, Jacob, and two months later
took in as partner Phlllpp Jaeger,
which business up to tho present date
Is Strasshclm & Jaeger wholcsalo
grocers and woo'Jen and willow ware
dealers, southeast corner of South
Water and La Salle streets. Their
business capacity In tho last .car,
18U.1, was ono and u quarter million
dollars, for which Strasshclm is en
titled to tho credit, as his partner
takes no active part In tho business,
having n wholesale meat market on
Fulton street Mr. Strasshclm Is n
sterling citizen and numbers his
friends In Chicago by the thousands.
tlckot this fall by nominating Ks
dohr Henry Wulff's legatee for
County Clerk. They soy Mr. S. W.
KUlcrburg Is tho man, and he Is
growing stronger every day in his
race for County Clerk. Tho talk of
placing Gundc.-son on the ticket as
President of tho County Board, to
Futlsfy tho Scandinavians, will not
be satisfactory. Mr. Itldorhurg is
very popular with all classes and his
nomination will mean success to tho
Republicans. It Is concede I on all
sides that Rlderburg would bo the
better candidate, ns Esdohr was de
feated the last time he came up be
fore tho people in his race -for Cor
oner. An Influential cltlron'and North
Town Republican said to a reporter
for The Eaolb yesterday: "If Win.
T. Rail allows his namo to go boforo
the Republican convention for Sheriff
ho will bo tho nominee, and mark
w,nat 1 oy-ho would carry tho
North Town by ten thousand ma
jority over nny candidate tho Demo,
crats may name."
Mr. James A. O'Conncll, the
I stanch Democrat who made such an
' excellent record as a member of tho
Hon. M. IL M. Wallace, the able
Jurist, has been frequently mentioned
of late as a good man for the Demo-
crats to nominate for Judgn of the
Probato Court He is eminently qual
ified for the office, and a a candidate
would add strength to tho ticket
Tho leaders of tho party are with
him, and It Is more than likely he
will bo the nominee. Martin It. M.
Wallace was born at Urbana, Ohio,
sept 20, 1820. His father removed
with family to LaSallo county, 111.,
in 18.14. Father was a farmer. In
1830 the family settled at Mt. Mor
ns, in., wnere young wauaco re
ceived his education. 1IU father
died, leaving the burden of tho fam
ily on tho son the day ho was 21
years old. He settled a complicated
estate, paying to the last cent of
both estate and debts. He entered
the Jaw oltlco of Dickey & Wallace-
the latter W. H. L,
8.12, at Ot
tawa, 111. Was admitted to
the bar 18.V. In January, 1850,
he came to Chicago and entered
the practice of law with the firm of
Wallace & Dent the Hon. Thomas
Dent, or this city enlisted in Col. T.
Lylo Dickey's regiment Fourth III 1-
nois Cavalry Augutit, 1861; was
Major 2d battalion Dec. C, 1862;
promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on
the death of Colonel McCullougb, on '
that date; made Colonel Feb. 10,
1803, and mustered out with regi
ment Nov. 4, 1804; August, 1800, was
appointed Assessor of Internal Reve
nue by President Johnson, nnd held
it till May, 1801); ran for Congress on
Democratic ticket, 18tlti and 1808;
elected Judge of County Court, Peo
ple's ticket, November, 1809; re
elected on both tickets November,
1873; County Attorney, 1878; City
Prosecuting Attorney, 1881-8fi; 188'.,
on committee for locating the Soldiers
and .Sailors' Home at (julncy, III.;
appointed Justice of the Peace,
March, 1880, and Police Magistrate,
Mr. Daniel G. Gerst seems to have
tho call for the Republican nomina
tion to tho Legislature from the
Eleventh Senatorial District. Mr.
Gerst Is In the front rank of Chica
go's bright lawyers, and Is made of
the kind of timber that Cook County
cltl'cns should be proud of being
represented by in the lower house.
Mr. John Meyer, who has so ably
represented the interests of tho "Re
publican party in the past at Spring
field, will surely be re-elected this
fall. John is a born fighter, nnd
should the Republicans be In a ma
jority will bo a formidable candidate
for Speaker of the House. His abil
ity and qualifications are recognized
by all who know him.
Mr. George E. White, the well
known lumberman, may be tho Re
publican nomlneo for Congress in the
M. E. Cole, of tho Twelfth Ward,
Is looming up ns the most formidable
candidate for the Republican nomi
nation for Congress In the Fourth
Mr. JohnF. Smulskl's friends claim
he will certainly be one of the Re
publican nominees for the County
Mr. Eugcno Pracgcr, well kntwn
and popular, will probably be nom
inated for State Senator this fall.
The most popular Congressional
candidate and probable nomlneo in
tho Fifth Congressional District is
Edward T. Noonan, u Democratic
Stato Senator in the last two Legis
latures. He was born in Macomb, III.,
In 1801. His father, an officer under
Sheridan, was killed at tho battle of
Atlanta. He moved to Chicago with
his mother In 180S, and now resides
at 308 Washington boulevard. Re
ceived tho degree of LL. B. from tho
University of Michigan, and read
law with Judgo Van H. Htgglns and
Hon. C. C. Bonney. Was admitted
to tho bar in 1882, and is now en
gaged in tho practice pt real estate
and corporation law. Was appointed
nld -de-camp, with rank as Colonel,
on tho staff ot Gov. Altgeld.
The nomination for Probato Court
Clerk seems to bo conceded to tho
Twelfth Ward, and tho mantle, it Is
claimed, will fall on the sturdy
shoulders of A. O. Cooper, the well
known Republican Twelfth Ward
politician. He is a well-to-do wholc
salo tobacconist located at 1100 West
Taylor street, and is one of tho most
active political factors of the West
Sldo. Ho has few equals as a plat
form speaker. He has been well
known in politics for soventcen years
and more. He has nlways been u
stanch Republican and is now tho
President of the Twelfth Ward Re
publican Club. Ho Is tho promoter
and originator, In fact, of tho Chi
cago public night schools. Ho Is
prominent in many societies, notably
tho Royal Arcanum, and would prove
a decided strength to tho Republican
Alderman J. R. Mann, of the
Thirty-second Ward, states most em
phatically that he is not a candidate
for County Judgo.
Chris Strasshclm Is capturing
everything before him in his race
for the Republican nomination for
County Treasury on tho North Sldo.
Ho has gono Into the raco with his
sleeves rolled up and is rallying to
his forces nearly all tho Germans.
He is popular with all classes. Mr.
Strasshclm Is a solid business man,
one who has made his mark in the
field of commerce, having already
accumulated independent means. It
Is an old saying and a true one that
a man who has made a success of his
own business Is a fit and proper per
son to Intrust with tho public's uf.
fairs. On this scoro no man Is bet
ter qualified to dlbchargc tho duties
of County Treasurer than is Mr.
Tho Scandinavians and u largo
wing ot tho Germans nre pushing the
candidacy of S. W. Rlderburg for
County Clerk to tho front. Mr. Rl
derburg has filled the position of
Deputy Clerk for eight years, and if
fitness for tho position Is to cut any
figure with the Republicans he should
be nominated unanimously for the
position which his friends are back
ing him for. It will not do for tho
Republicans to ignore the Swedes In
this cimpalgn. Mr. Gunderson, as
President, of the County BjurJ, may
MR. JOHN J. HA.RKINS,
Tho "Well-known Boot and Shoo Merchant, Democratic Candidate
for County Commlssionor.
bo nil right, but he Is not tho geo
graphical candidate for ono thing and
tho deal won't satisfy the Scandina
vians for another. Rldorburg will
prove a great strength to the Repub
lican ticket and ought to be nomi
nated. , A
Tho political campaign of 1804 Is
now fairly opened In this State. Tho
conventions, so far as Cook County is
interested, have all been callcJ or tho
dates fixed. They are as follows, in
tho order of dates:
tmocrt lo eonnty convention June 1 J
Republican county convention June 17
Democratic Stale conrent Ion J une 37
Republican Mate com ent Ion Julys'
An army ot candidates will bo
nominated at theso conventions for
offices great and small, and the usual
campaign work will bo gono through
with until tho polls close on tho con
tost Nov'. 0.
County Treasurer Kern Wednes
day morning turnod over to the City
Treasurer another installment of the
city's share of the tales paid to the
County Treasurer up to Juno 1. The
present payment amounts to 1300,
000 nnd Is the settlement in full to
An eminent Chicago Jurist recently
remarked that no city in the United
States could boast of so many capable
young lawyers ns aro to be found at
tho bar of tho Western metropolis.
It Is a fact Gray hairs uo longer
seem to bo necessary In order to In
spire confidence in tho barrister.
Ability Is tho requisite, and the
younger practitioners aro generally
Charles B. Obcrmeyer stands pre
eminent nmong them. Ho was born
at Wlncho,tcr, In this State, twenty
seven years ago, and come to Chicago
In 1885, equipped with creditable
ambition and good education. Being
an cxpjrt telegrapher, and not being
possessed of a fortune, ho entered the
employ of tho Western Unlou Tele
graph Company and remained in
their employ until 1880, when, to tho
surprlss of his friends, ho announced
that tho Chicago College of Law had
found him qualified for graduation
and tho Illinois Supreme Court
hud granted him a license to practice.
While his companions had been
spsndlng their evenings in amuse
ment and recreation Mr. Obcr
meyer had takon advantage of the
opportunities offored by the night
law school founded and guided by
Judge Moran, and tho records of that
thorough institution show that Mr.
Obormoyer was a good student and
A Republican fnm 'boyhood, it Is
but naturul that tho candidacy of
Hempstead Washburno appealed to
him, and his work "in that campaign
established his reputation us a
shrewd politician and eloquent ora
tor. Upon Mr. Wnshburno"'s being
inaugurated as Mayor Mr. Obermcy
er's services vvcro at onco recognized
by appointment as first assistant city
prosecutor, and his record In that
otllco Is most praisoworthy.
Mr, Obcrmeyer Is a resident of tho
Twenty-fourth Ward. Uo is a man
of Boclal qualities and a prominent
member of tho Marquette Club. His
101-166 Madison St ,
friends aro constantly urging him to
enter somn political raco, but he has
hitherto persistently refused. His
name is now brought forward as good,
Republican timber for tho county
Judgeship, nnd there is no doubt but
that It ho Is nominated his candidacy
would be a strong one, and if elected
his administration of tho Important
office would bo efficient and satisfac
tory to both parties. It is very
doubtfu', however, whothor he
would accept tho nomination, for his
practlco is a largo and remunerative
one, yet tho pressure being brought
to bear on hi in Is strong nnd may
overcomes his Inclination to refuse.
George Edmunson lias always ran
uhcad of his ticket. He has never
been defeated und Is a man of tho
Tho Twenty-fourth Ward Demo
cratic Club met Wednesday evening
and decided to Ignoro tho Crawford
law at tho primaries next Monday,
and to hold but ono primary, with
Judges not selected from the regular
list to' officiate. Thoso Judges are to
be Austin Berry, Dan Cahlll and
George Necley, and tho ono polling
place is to be at 204 North Clark
street The following list of dele
gates was agreed upon:
M. J. Corcoran, D. C. Crcglcr, Dave
Lewlnsohnf P. J. Blegler, W. M.
Dovlno, Joseph S. Martin, John T.
Noycs, Charles McEnteo, Robert Rao.
Lambert Tree, D. V. Gallery, Delos
P. Phelps, Rudolph Brand, Henry
Magnus, John Haines, Wm. Burry,
J. H. Hopkins, John S. Cooper, Chas.
Burger, Albion C. Cate, Edward O.
Towno, Dudley Winston.
gents' furnishing goods depart
Vent has been added to Shayne'a
State street store.
Fimx's welss boor fa hoaltky aai
FRED W. ROGERS,,
Justice oi Peace.
1113 West North Av., Chicago.
ItoalUenoe, 300 Mcntaiore Av.
4020 Kmorald Av.
J. J. HENNESSY.
Justice of the Peace
4147 t. Halsted St.
POLICE MAGISTRATE, fiUTf 1 M
Btoclc Yard- Police Court. vitltAUU
NOBLE T. BOBBINS.
Justice of Peace,
Kcsldonco, 0130 ExchgURo Av.
BREAD. CREAM OF MALT.
and 179-181 Luke St.
JAMES M. DOYLE.
ice of the Peace,
192 West Madison Street,
Btaldence, 903 S. Wood St., Chicago, III.
Police Magistrate TJeaplalnes St.
Justice oi Peace,
6300 S. HALSTED STREET.
Police Justice, Englowood.
ffi. A. LA BUT,
Justice of the Peace.
18S Weot Bfadltoa Itreet,
Corner llaUttd Street.
Residence Jl Mllwnake Arena,
Corner Will Street.
LEGAL DOCUMENTS DRAWN.
Justice of the Peace,
5325 Lako Avenue.
Hyde Park, Chicago.
KoiMeace, 887 Wooolawa Terrace.
J. J. 0'TOOLE,
Justice of tbe Peace,
(TOWN OP LAKE.)'
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
3004 State Street, 'CHICAGO.
Cor. Oarfleld Bouletard and Center Afenne.
C. J. WHITNEY,
Justice of the Peace.
and Notary Publio.
408 LINCOLN AV.
TtoMdinco, 1.171 Mil Atomic.
OnricE, Town Hall.
neeldenee-408 Nottn Central Are., Anetln, III.
Collections attended to. Chattel raortirasea
79 West Madison St,
H. S. Cor. Jettonon.
(COUNSELOR AT LAW),
Justice of the Peace.
146 AND 148 WEST MADISON ST.,
S-uite 207, , - O-fciioago.
Ex-Pollce Magistrate at Datplalnat. Street Station.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
145 West. Madison Street
GEO. R FOSTER,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
BMflU 5 H 125
Justice of the Peace,
Roop I and 2, 57 1 (MS t
F T PI FftWi
132 So. Clark Street
Residence, 67 Bryant ArenveV
I R. PORTER.
Corner 53d Street end
HYDE PARK (CHICAGO).
Chattel MortRiiKe Acknowledged.
. lie Peace.
Room 1, No, 124 Clark Street, CHicati
3817 Michigan Avenue.
Court Room, 534 Lincoln At,, ftdftf
KosUUaeo, to Llaeola At
TI. Lake View 0.) OUIOAOV
Justice of the Peace.
OFFICE, 4G2 LINCOLN AVE.
Residence, 1B01 Wrlghtwood Ave
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