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'-Sjj?rs;,.' j-.F -wr??ff frYrwvnpvTOrvswwvgpu wPyfVW' T d 3VAW i "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THING!. NEUTRAL IN NONE." CHICAGO, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1895-TWELVE PAGE8. NUMBER 279. H 1 VOLUME XI. MiF76yrJ" i ' r.! IT ALMOST CAUSED A f AM Chairman Peabody Almost Stampedes a Gang of "Advisory ' Reformers by Asking for Funds. A Select Assemblage of Office-Holding Aristocrats to Name a Mayor. The Most High-Handed and Extraordinary Piece of Political Usurpation in Chicago's History. The County Central Committee of the Demo cratic Party to Be Ignored and the Convention Instructed. A Remarkable Convocation of Remarkable Men at Democratic Headquarters on Last Tuesday Afternopn. Then! Is n ihs'w ili'parluro unions the lenders which Is well worthy of notice. It appears tlmt they liuvo wearied of tin; Comity Central Committee aml'iirc 1iotelcHK of over being nblc to control tlm coming city convention. Bo with tlilH nwfnl Htatu of nlTnlrs staring them In the face, It was dechleil to cull In n number of the members of tlu "llrst families" nnd a fow (by way of n sandwich) of the second and third, nnd link them If they wouldn't pleuse inline ti ticket for the people of Chicago to vote for this spring. Ho, utter William Calhoun Asny hud hud his hulr carefully purled In the eu ter, ho tlmt his center of gravity wob beyond question or dispute, ho nnd J. CuosurHrown.the handsome and dark vlsuucd young heud waiter of the Iroquois Club, held u conference. Ah u result, they decided to Invito . Alexander (,'. McNeill. Rivers Mc Neill, and Mnlcolm McNeill, three brothers, of tbo snmu family; M. M. Kli'kiuun.'of Kvuuston; Henry Wnller, Jr., Hubert Waller, anil ,T. II. Waller, nlso'of ono family; Malcolm M. Huddle, a relative of the McNeills; H. Pants McConnell; Postmaster Hosing and all the other J r cucrui oiiicmiN, And a few other gentlemen, to get to gether und imino a candidate for Mayor. ' Hut the matter came to tho ears of Chairman Peabody, and with good sense ho decided to extend thu Invita tion to a large number of other gentle men, und to ask them to como together to help tho Democratic party with their advice. The list as dually amended Included tho following gentlemen: Hurvey T. Weeks, Victor Bardowskl, 8. K. Adulla Sntaleckl, Leo Austrian, Charles W. Bpauldlng", .T. V. Clark, A. Mitchell, John J. Phllblu, John A. King, Spoor Mackey, Emanuel Muudcl, Clius. P. Mitchell, Thouuis A. Mornn, Joy Moiton, H. P. McConnell, C. II. McC'or mlck, J. C. McFarlnnd, Alexander C. McNeill, Malcolm McNeill, Hlvers Mc Neill, W. T. McLaughlin, Walter O. Newberry, F. It. Peabody, Krsklno M. Phelps, J. II. N. Quick, 8. W. Huwson. Prank II. Hay, Thomas H. Hobluiiou, I,eo KniHt, John W. Kin, Adolph Krnus, M, K. Lawrence, Joseph F. Learning, L. Z. Lelter, William T. linker, A. M. Hurnhurt, Malcolm M. Hoddlo, Walter 8. Iloglo, Lawrence P. Hoyle, Michael llrnncl, Kdward O. Ilrown, William O. lludd, William Hurry, aeorgo Hulleu, F. L. Hall, D. It. Cameron, John C. Cur roll, George M. Chandler, Kugeno It. Cox, William 0. Cummlngs, Thomas 0. Dennehy, W. M. Dovlne, John W. Donne, Austin J. Doyle, Kdward S. Dreyer, Arthur J. Kddy, Thomas H. Smyth, Frank II. Brookmun, Frank Scules, Charles II. Schwab, A. B. Scul ly, A. F. Sceberger, William C. Selpp, John T. Shuyne, Fred Slegel, A. o. Hluughter, Byron L. Smith, P. W. Snowhook, Lambert Trco, M. F. Tuley, Michael Ulrlcli, Chnrles II. Wuckor, H. Wnller Jr., Kobort A. Wullor, John It. Wulsb, Chnrles V. Wohlhoutor, Frank Wenter, Harney Weber, Fred II. WIi.Hton, M. Shields, J. G. Garibaldi, Hudolph Hruud, William Legnor, Ed ward Uhloln1, O; Q: Voplcka, Paul '.. gtenslund, Georgo M. Hogers, H. ), Rosenthal Jr., Kdward A. Hoscnthal, Harry Hubens, Martin J. Russell, Ad lal T. Kwlng, Oscar G. Foreman, Adams A. Goodrich, W. C. D. Grauuls, Kdwurd H. Gray, 8. 8. Gregory, A. W. Green, J. S. Orlnnoll, S. 10. dross, C. F. Otin titer, W. D. Hackney, Washington Iles lng, F. O. Iloyne, Horace K. Hurlburt, Jonus Hutchinson, It. W. llymuu Jr., M. J. Kane, Thomas J. Keeley, Thomas Kelly, Charles Kern, M. W. Kerwln, I'eter Klollinssu, M. M. Klrkman, and Kdward 1. Dunne. It was hoped Iliad a nrijorlty of those men would attend. Many of theui ate solid citizens. Tlielr.advlce might 1h Kood. Hut, unfortunately, when the hour lor assembling arrived on Tuesday afleruiMiii lust there were but few pres ent, outside of professional reformers, oillcc-holdcrs nnd would-be aristocrats. In culling the meeting to order, Mr. Pcuhody started out exceedingly well. Among other things he said: "A large number of our wealthiest Democrats are now working anil con tributing their time nnd money towards Investigating so-called election frauds n nil crying loud for pure primaries a nil honest elections. lu passing I wish here to say a word In regard to the pres ent election fraud cases. Do not Judge men until they have been proven guilty -and do not take for granted tlmt be cause u partisan Hepubllcnu grand jury can only tlud Democrats to Indict that thcxe DcuiocrutH are necessarily guilty or arc tlm wnly guilty one. They may bo entity, but If they nru let them bo punished, but they arc no more Ktillty than ure In another way tho Juror vho, tiHiu direct presentation of tho facts, retimed to Indict John It. Tanner because, forsooth, he was a Hepubll cnu ami simply had been vilifying a Democrat. No crime lu their eyes, but a praiseworthy deed." IIojilso called attention to tho poor slate of the purty llnunces, nnd culled upon tho leading citizens present to help It out. Ilo forgot tlmt most of tho people before- him never contributed anything but wind to tho support of tho Demo cratic: party, ho when Mr. Peabody culled attention to the fact that the lull ty was hard up no one responded except Mr. .Michael Shields, tho well known confectioner, who bunded up JjilOO for the cuuho. The suggestion f collection ut most caused a panic, but Mr. Peabody hud tho presence of mind to call upon Postmaster Ilesiug. In tho course of his remarks ho said: I never know a tlmo when the Demo cratic party was houest aud .vent Into tho canvass with clean hands, und when Its methods were hoiuMt and honorable, that It did not succeed. This wits, because tho Executive Com mittee took the people Into Its confi dence, because It appealed to tho peo ple, and becnuso what wu did wus open and above-bourd. I belluvo to day If this committee will give the asstirnneo to tho people of this city that It Is honest, that the primary elec tions shall bu conducted honestly und honorably, and ho who goes to tho polls to vote will have that voto reg istered, tho people will approve of tlio action und sanction tho nomination miido by tho convention nnd ratify such n ticket. But, gentlemen, do uot mistake tho temper of tho pe'oplo; do uot think for onouuoiuent that because they were Imposed' on In tho past they will ho Imposed on ngulu, There is all over tho country an awakening; u new era of politicians has arisen; und I hall with Joy tho fact thut I shall bo called a politician In tho future, Now what, on earth did Mr. Ileslng menu by this hhccIiV Surely uot all lie said. Why, last, summer tho Executive Committee culled Mr. Ileslng and liie same crowd of gentlemen lu to secure tin advance stock of ndvlic. mid the whole ticket, including Chairman Pen body, who run for Sheriff, was beaten by mi average majority lu Cook Coun ty of ir.,MH) votes. Hut two years ago this spring, tho great and only Carter II. Harrison was u candidate for Mayor. Ilo wus the people's candidate. No advisory committee, met to put him up. Mr. Ilcslug und several of the other hoodoos present ut Tuesdny's confer ence opposed Mr. Harrison ut tho polls. lu fact, Mr. Ileslng supported Aller ton. the Republican nominee, on the stump. And if Mr. Ilcslug' side had won there would not he n Democrat in tho city employ to-day! Yet. In spite of tills fact, Carter II. Harrison won Ids election by 21,000 majority. It would become Mr. Ileslng nnd some other Federal otllcluls in this crisis to he quiet. Then Is such it ground swell among Democrats that If too many striking examples of recent bolts are paraded before them, the examples may prove dangerously Infections this spring. Hut to return to the meeting. X committee of thirty-four was ap pointed to select a city ticket for the Democrats and the meeting adjourned. Tho ICngle observes with regret that J. Wings Ida Is begluulng to regard himself as u great humorist. The bronchial laughter which follows his remarks ut club dinners Is hurting the man. Ho gets off Jokeo. ButltUrJlh'r Hla is really anxious to truce tho his torical descent und evolution of whut he himself and u fow faithful friends lu tho Civil Service League will be lieve to their dying day to ho humor, lie begins his researches at much too modoim u ditto und olnt. If ho seeks to tlud out when und where were born those new stories that ho tells at smoke talks and authors' readings nnd din ners, und publishes and republishes lu his own books, he has a long tusk be fore him; and It Is rather Into lu life for him to take up the work of historical Investigation. If, however, u literary remorse impels him to historical re search, if he seeks In good earnest the men that have said Ids good things lie fore him, he should begin with the Assyrian tablets and cylinders und the cuneiform Inscriptions. Ho should familiarize himself with the history and literary or unllternry remnlus of tho Amorltes und Amalekltes and Moa bites und Jubusltes and Illttltcs. Ho should pay especial uttoutlou to tho Cushltes. Thousands aud, perhaps, hundreds of thousands of years before Lutotluc-Pnrls had como up out of tho mud, kings aud emperors aud Magi had yawned and longed for death, hearing Brother Elu's stories remorse lessly recounted. Ulysses, an old boro nnd famous after-dinner speaker, told ono of Mr. Hla's auecdotes at the court ' ' 'Mm0iM HON. CLAYTON E CRAFTS, Author of tho Pollco Bill Now Bjforo tho Legislature. of good King Prlntn. Hector, whom Andromache had boon nagging that day for a ttew pallium, was drinking toi much, forgot Ids customary polltcuc-w, pronounced tlm yurii a chestnut as it wus. and from n tree not much Junior to tho creation of man and so aiiwe the war between the Trojuns nnd tho long-haired Achalans. Undo Kcni'ie tried to tell one of J. Wings Kln'shumnr mm stories to Uncle Homtilus nnd was Justly executed on thonpot with a trow el. The hulls of Pcrscpolls und Pal myra were deserted on account of these Intolerable tales of Hln. The Tower of Itubcl was built In the vain hope of climbing out from Kin. Nebuchadnez zar spent seven years on n ranch for the sake of scaping the court Jester that wus forever droning Kla. Cain killed Abel for su.rlugifternn Kla anec dote: "Oh, glvo us something fresh." Tho gigantic beasts and dragons of Mn pre-hlstorlc world exterminated them selves In the Irritation produced by the Klnesauo "humor." Now Inngunges were Invented by sufferers nnxlous to tlud a medium of communication to which tlm sportlveiiess of Kin wus un known. Tho attempt wus fruitless. Death and Kla are found lu every lan guage nnd In every clime. Alike by tho Christian, the pngun and the philoso pher, by the Jew nnd tho (.entile, by bond nnd free, death Is accepted with composure nnd tranquility. If It has no other merit, ut least It rvlleves us of the anecdotes of M. Kla. Town polities lii Hyde Park on tho Hepublicau side of , the fence Is growing livelier than usual owing to the dispo sition to turn down T. H. Skceles, tho Assessor, who comes from the St.tto street side of the Thirty-second Ward, Is serving his llrst, term, nnd Is a candi date for re-election. It Is charged that Mr. Skeoles, after his election, acquired the notion tlmt ho was "tbe wlmlo thing" himself und refused to recognize the lending Republicans of the ward, who hud thrown thu nomination to him. Mr. Skeeles Is perfectly willing to recognize them now, but they -have uot yet shown any desire to "make up." Owing to this condition of things a number of other candidates have sprung up, Including d'eorgo .Morgan, A. 'It. Hathaway, and u liveryman uuiued Cobb. Mr. Morgan Is u respect able citizen of the ward who stands well with thu politicians becuuse of his ability us u hustler und with the people generally, und ho Is sufd to bo awny lu the lead foil the prize. No opposition has developed so fur to the reuomiuutlon of Collector Iltiuherg of the Thirty-third Ward, In which ciue tho suporvlsorshlp and clerkship will go to the Thirty-fourth Wnrd. ' A muss meeting of cltlzcus from the south end of thu Thirty-second Wnrd wits held ut No. 100 53d street for tho purpose of Indorsing nn Aldenuaulc cuudlduto to succeed William R. Kerr. William K. Kent, who was Indorsed tho night previous by tho Kenwood Republicans, received oddltional sup port at tho hands of tho meet ing. Mr. Kent is an able and active young mnn, and is well thought of by thu leading Republicans of tho ward. He Is n large, property-owner and tnv payer lu the Thirty-second Wurd. Mr. Kent Is u nephew of Sidney Kent, uml bus u large uml Intimate iicqiiulutiiiico lu Chicago. Commissioner Hudeitoch. while de claring that his duties us mi election commissioner precluded his taking u hand In wurd a Hal is, said about the uhlcrmuiiic situation In the Klcvcuth Ward: "We have hosts of good men over tl'civi uml among them 1 do not know or n better mnn than W. II. Alslp. He Is n scholar ami u gentleman uml n typ ical representative of the best type of citizenship. As I understand Aide mutt Kent declines u rcuomlnutlou. I certainly hope Mr. Alslp can be lu dttced to stand." Davhl Becker, of Argylo Purk, Is fa vorably spoken of us an nldermnnlc candidate from the Twenty-llfth Wnrd. I.loyd J. Smith, vice chairman of the Republican Kxecutlve Committee, Is pushing the claims of l'red Tucker for Ijike View Assessor. It was said yesterday about the City Hall by several West Division Alder men that Adam Wolf will Ito tendered the Hepubllcnu nomination for West Town Ahsessor. Mr. Wolf Is a candi date for City Treasurer, and his friends say prefers to iniiku tho nice for thut place on tho ticket. Augustus K. Kddy Is spoken of as a Republican cuudiute for Alderman from the Second Wurd. William C. Amos, of the Thirty-sec- oud Ward, bus announced himself u candidate for Alderman. At u meeting held In Judge Porter's- Hull, Kid street, near Lake avenue, William C. Amos was Indorsed for Al ilermau lu tho Thirty-second Wurd. Representatives from tho Klghth, Ninth, Tenth, Twelfth, Nineteenth, Twentieth ami Twenty-sixth Precincts were present, uml itinoug the 'JtMl who. were lu the hull were: Paul Cornell, Senator Mitchell, Judge Porter, (.cargo Hi Warner, William Hamilton, John Cornell, Chillies Pollock, Ch.is. I'uliii drlch. Onirics Pfontz uml Dr. lllgetiy. Judge A. R. Porter presided. A meeting wus held ut Cottage drove avenue and IMd street, at which John Cheshire, of tho Thirty-second Ward, was Indorsed for the Republican nom ination for Hyde Park Assessor. Those present represented voters from tho 'I wonty-fourth, Fourteenth, Klgh tocnth, Twenty-third und Seventh Precincts. Joseph Smith presided, und P. Shortnll noted us Secretary, Among thoMi who Indorsed Mr. Che, shire were T. II. Ourmnii, William Williams, F. Samuels, W. Ilylnk, C. M. Cook, F. II. Wolford, M, Onrett, J. Murphy, Kd Hunt and John McFee. Chris Strasshclm, tho popular North Shier, Is almost certain to bo tho Repub lican nominee for City Treasurer. Hon, aud Mrs. Jas. H. H. Van Cleave have our congratulations on tho arrival of Mr. Bruce Vim Cleave. Long may ho live! STILL STRIVING FOR THE. Tbe Solons at Springfield Are Having a Hard Time Keeping Be hind the Record. Mr. Crafts, of Cook County, Introduces a Strong Measure for Reorgan ising Chicago Police. Mr. Cody, of Chicago, Is After the Telephone Monopoly, and Will Down It. The Capital Pull of Would-Be Reformers from the Various Chicago . Lunch Clubs. General Gossip from the City of Long Distances and Makers and Unmakers of Corporations. Legislative Bureau of The Chicago Kugle. Sprlnglleld, HI., Feb. (I.-Repub-llcans In thu House made it dash for economy this morning, but abandoned the line of attack before the day was over. The party's steering committee had held u meeting nnd decided upon letrenchincnt on the appropriation bills. The mllltlu bill wus the llrst point of nttiick. Tho steering commit tee decided to mnke n contest on the amounts asked for by thu adjutant general's department, uml when the House uml Semite bills, which ure Idem leal, cnino up In order they wore referred to the Committee on Appro priations. The bills contained Items for over !?:wm,immi to cover the expenses of the mllltlu during the strike, $:!(). ink) for expenses up to July I und !Mi,- ooo for equipment. ... .1 ..r il... U..,m1,ll..m members , innde remurks iiboui the tinusunl cis In each city uml village huvlng a umoiiuts usked for and Indlcnted thut PPh.tlon exceed tig lo.oixi liilmbl thev were opposed to the bill In Its . ' III" '"' ' prepared by tlm present form uml without reduction of '""He convention .if superintendents of the ninounts suggested, but tlunlly tho l',J"-',, whole committee voted to report the! I he coinni ssloners ure to be nppolnt- 1,111 u, II... Ilmisn will, tho recoinmen- i dutloii thut it pass. Adjt. Oen. Oreu dor'lT, Asslstnnt Adjt. Oen. Hugh Hnyle and Cupt. Campbell were present nnd gave the necessary Information to sat isfy the members tlmt thu amounts were Jttstllled by tho conditions. It Is uot believed from this Initial movement thut tho Republicans will make much headway in cutting down the expenditures. The bills for Iho Utiitih liwlltllt Intw fMlll lltlfillv lio 1lt down, aud tho only appropriation which may bo consniereii partisan is thut proposed for tho expenses of thu commission of statutory revision. Tho work of tho committee, uppolutcd by u Democratic Legislature, has been well done In the Judgment of members on both sides of tho Assembly, but Re publican leaders are claiming that thu commission was appointed two years ago by snap Judgment, und that It Is not entitled to thu indorsement of a j Republican House. Kv-Congrcssmuu Oeorgo K. Adorns arrived this afternoon lu tho Interest of the civil service reform hill. Ho an nounced to tho members that two cur- loads of prominent citizens of Chicago would bo In the city to-morrow nnd would nppcnr before tlm committees of tlm Semitu and House having churgo of tho bill. Fred Illlil, public librarian of Chica go, Is hero to get legislation to enahlu the library to levy u tax stilliclent to maintain the new building on Michigan iru'inie. At present tho tnx Is only ij mill uml Mr. Illld wants it increased to 1 mill, which will furnish an ample amount for thu purpose. Ho has talked with u number of members mid feels encouraged to belluvo tlmt u bill btich us ho proposes will be passed. Tho Sonato Committee on Kloctlons to-day held Its llrst meeting, ut which tlm contest of Wilson against McKln lay was considered. After a good deal of debate it was decided that tho par ties lu Interest should havo all of their evldenco reudy two weeks from to-day. Senator Littler offered n Joint resolu tion lu tho Sennto to-day authorizing tho appointment of n committee to go to Chicago and question tho olllcers of tho Illinois Central Railroad under oath. He wants to llml out what ur lungcmciits thu railroad company makes witli its L'.tKHi miles of branch lines uml whether receipts from these branch Hues ure Included lu the 7 (icr cent, levy on the gross earnings, us pro ldod for In the charter. Senator Lit tler wanted the resolution acted upon Immediately, but there were objec tions, und It went over under the rules. Senator Littler also Introduced u bill piohlbliltig telegraph companies from lollocllng u charge for delivery ser vice Inside of corporate limits. In Sprlnglleld they charge U cents where tin delivery Is over a mile. Representative Crafts, of Cook Cotui l., Introduced lu tho House u bill, the object of which Is to remove the police fioiu polities. It provides for tho up- pollltinollt of three police commission- ' " mujoriiy oi uic judges oi uic Circuit, Superior, County uml Probate Courts lu the county lu which tho city Is situated. It Is provided that tho ap pointments shall bo so made that no two commissioners shall belong to the saum political party, "aud so thut at all times one of said sommissloiiers shall be nonpartisan In politics," Tlm llrst commissioners are to be appointed for one, two nnd I hive .years, and there alter the term of otllce of each comiuls- mI"1"'"' Jv,m ,,,, ,1,m J'1'"1'8' ",,u t0 ,)0 "I" iruimi-u ewr.v ,vcui. Kvery such board of police commis sioners Is Invested with pollco powers, ami may, lu case of riot or disturbance' of tho pence, or when the same Is threatened, summon nil good citizens to uld lu thu suppression of the same. Such board shall also have power to compel witnesses to attend and testify before It upon all matters connected with tho operation of this act. The board shall have the power to up- point nil members of the pollco depart ment, und no person shall be so up. pointed without having Hist passed a' satisfactory exainlnntlon us to his men tal ami physical quallllcatlous. No member of tho pollco department bhull bo discharged without a fair trial nnd tho Circuit Judgo inny rovlew tho Had ing of tho board. No member of tho pollco department shall solicit, receive or pay any assessment for political pur poses. No applicant for appointment on tho police department shall, direct ly or Indirectly, pay or promise to pay niiy money or other valuable thing for such appointment. No member of tho department shall engage. In active poli tics. Reumimemlatlons from any otll cur of any other depnrtment of tho city or village are prohibited. In cities of 100,000 or more tho com mlhsloiiers shall receive :i,000 per an num, uml tho members of tho 'police de partment uot less than tho following mimed sums: Superintendent of police, .$5,500; assistant superintendent of po llco, $:j,!00; secretary of police, .f.'.OOOr Inspectors of police, $2,.100j captains, Jjy.OOO; lieutenants, $1,500; sergeants, Jfl.'JOO; patrolmen of llrst class, .$1,000; patrolmen of second class, $720. In all other cities tho salaries of commission ers u ro to bo ilxed by tho Common Coun. cii and tho compensation of olllcers. shall not bo less than the following (ConMuud ou fourth page.) ! Ill ! ' 4m-Mn'k&t flMtigftatojfo -jwwMfi! --" "A- .. i djiHtN .,y A- M ,, .'.WiMXi'l III i jl3SZ!i&Jtt&4 au&L-JU