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fc-jK-irr '- v yr jv- ' JfW'i' ifW;iS5iw75wiW'Srt'f ,,,'ir'l?'.-B?Tf?i WASI,!f5p5'-"-'t'- ns THE OHIOAGO EAGLE Ult iom 4 r 4 v i. '4 l '1 ftlic (flncmjo (Omjlr. PUBLISHED HENRY EVERY SATURDAY nt F. DONOVAN. An Independent Political Newspaper, Fearless and Truthful. f INSCRIPTION RATES, $2.00 PER YEAR ADDUrM ILL COMMVMCAtlOM TO lENHY F. DONOVAN, Editor and Proprietor, 17, M, 41, M Si Mm Stmt, Chlctp. tnttred at th Poitofltce at Chicago, Illinois, M Mcond-clati matter. afK&.tsBBBBW pledged himself to tho people of (Mil tugi when running ns Uu Democratic candidate to till out tho unexpired term of Curler 11. Harrison om your It go. This pledge with tin others nt that time contained In his platform ho hits Kept to tin letter. Loyal to his friends nml his parly, lio has boon tho friend to the people of this town. Irrespective of party. Ho' hits piotoolod the tnx-puyors and honestly applied tholr money hi such manner mi to ohtnhi tho host tvturns for It. No hotter standard boater could his imrly choose today, nor eouhl they pi to the people with u cleaner record of pledges rodeenied. of faithful, honest and con scientious discharge of ottlelal duty than that made by Mayor John 1. Hop-Ulus. nor that eloquently shows tho .treat ahlllty of the man hoth us a lawyer and sin executive olllcer. Mayor Hopkins has taken up the cause of Mr. rnliner. and In the chief executive. It Is needless to iay, the Corporation Counsel will hnvo an ahle champion. 'I'lie active workers of the Democratic party would all he delight ed to see John .Mayo Palmer honored I iy elevation to the Federal heiich. THAT DEMOCRATIC "ADVISORY" COMMITTEE. Eagl es The CIRCULATION AVEUAGE8 43,642 Papers EVERY WEEK IN THE YEAR. NOTICE Tile Eagle can bo ordered at Ctaas. Macdonald ic Co.'s literary emporium and book store, 55 Washington street, and at all first-class news standi throughout tbe West MAYOR HOPKINS' WISE ACT. Ouconcaln has Mayor Hopkins given evidence of the sterling stuff of which lie is made and demonstrated In the most practical manner the fact that his Is the best, cleanest and most gener ally tienellclal administration the city of Chicago has ever had. Last Monday night lu nn able nml argumentative message to the City Council the Mayor vetoed the blanket trolley-wire ordinances and reiterated with emphasis, the doctrine that the public Is entitled to remuneration for valuable franchises conferred upon corporations. He succeeded through this message lu securing for the city the payment Into tho treasury annually the sum of $T,000 for the whole length of the life of these ordinances. This In this case will be twenty years, which lu this re gard alone mean a savins: to the city of Chicago of $1O0,0u0, or nearly tlf teen times the amount of the Mayor's own salary- Truly this Is a case In which tli.j laborer Is worthy of his hire. The public. long misinformed and misled through a section of the press, 1 gradually beginning to awake to the true value of John 1. Hopkins, nnd to the niagultlcent services which he has rendered to them as the chief executive of Ibis city. The old paying of the sage philoso pher nnd patriot, "Von cannot fool all the people all the time," Is being once again Illustrated lu the case of. Mayor Hopkins. It Is only by contrast In the days to come, however, that the people will learn the real worth of this man and regret bis loss. Just now they are beginning to se the glint of virtue through the fog of misrepresentation and calumny. Later on the sunshine of truth will liearn full i ami fair ui-on the city administration of 1MI. and the taxpayers will curse the Influences that deprived them of such a servant. Those who know John I. Hopkins well, who were acquainted with his career as a man and a politi cian, knew when through sheer weight and ability he came to the front, lr- came a leader, and finally the choice f vtry committee That the Joint meeting of the advis ory committee anil the County Central Democratic Committee would not be a howling success might have been an ticipated. In the llrst place, advisory commit tees, as a general thing, are much more of a nuisance than anything else. They usually Impede and Interfere with the work of regular party organi zations. They criticise, abuse, berate, nnd Irritate. Instead of suggesting, ad vising, or working: llnally they gener ally desert, and In going lire a broad side for the benellt of the enemy. The advisory committee appointed by Chairman l'eahody of the Central Com mittee has proven no exception to the rule. A number of gentlemen respond ed to the call upon theih to come for ward and uld the party lu Its work, hut when they got together they put In their time abusing what they are pleased to call "the machine." denounc ing "machine methods," and heaven knows what not. As quite a number of these gentle men have no more Idea of practical politics or really active parly work than so many ring-lulled monkeys, It Is entirely probable that they could not he called upon to give a clear ilelinitlon of what they mean by "the machine" lu politics. They do not seem to understand that when they themselves appointed a committee of thlriy-four, one from each ward, to go around and "llnd out what the people want" (whatever that may mean), they formed a little machine of their own. though a ridiculously stupid and purposeless one. The machine, like the bogle man of the nursery. Is a good word with which io frighten baby politicians. Many members of the advisory committee have, no doubt, cut their eye teeth In more ways than one. and yet are mewl ing Infants lu the matter of party poli tics. They content themselves with coming out once In four years and cast lug if vote for the Democratic nominee for President, and spending the re mainder oC the time lu denouncing those who plan and win local victories for the party that make national party success possible. If they would but pause to Inquire they would llnd out that political ma chines are hut political organizations, nnd that without organization no party can ever win. They would llnd out that not all the members of these party organizations are horse-thieves or pick pockets. They would learn that there are In them men Just as good. Just as honest and honorable, and possessed ot much more patriotic party princi ple than they themselves possess. llur, no; the blind egotism of the Pharisee of old who thanked God that he was not as other men seems still to tint! many a resting place among tho people of to-day. It Is that spirit, and that alone, which can tempt a man claiming to he of a party and called upon for succor ana advice In time of need to respond with scornful, unjust and uncalled for crit icism, and abuse and mlspreprosontu tlon calculated to aid not those who asked It. hut their opponents. Too much cannot he said In praise of the manly stand taken by Chairman Pen body In this regard, whatever may be said of the wisdom of calling lu an ad visory committee of the nature of this one. The Eagle has criticised Mr. Pea body lu the past where nnd when It believed criticism of him was due, but It believes lu giving Justice to all. and credit where credit Is due. One after another Mr. Pea body called down these mischief-makers and would-be cen-ors of the parly, and In dlgnltled tone and language rebuked them ns they deserved. Kven our old-time friend and organ izer of victory, Adolf Kraus. had to ho reminded that It was not to criticise I but to ndvlo and assist that the ad- had been called III. THE REVEREND STIFFS. The retirement from the public arena of the ltev. Chuks and the llev. Care less Marlyus has come none too sou. Some Idea of the mischief done by those howling dervishes may be gleaned from the following clipping from the Cincinnati Tribune: "Some association In Chicago calling Itself the Civic Federation says Chica go lias among its population iki.uuu opium caters. UMK0 homeless women, 7.000 saloonkeepers, KMHXI gamblers. OO.OW saloon and den habitues, JS.iKM) bar assistants. JHi.tKHt professional poli ticians. I.nuo paupers. lli.OOO thieves, :'..'kH prisoners. Many people have been counted twice or thrice In this enumeration, but as Chicago's adult population Is not over 7o0,000 It Is ridic ulous on Its face to assume that every third or fourth adult Is to be placed In some one of the above classes, for, all told, the list aggregates an even quar ter of a million. Chicago has Just cause for action against her Civic Fodorn lion." This Is not the work of the Civic reiteration, but of the frauds, humbugs ami mountebanks It has brought to the surface. The reckless and damnable charges of men like Clarke and Matiyii have furnished material for the enemies of Chicago with which to besmirch her fair fame and tarnish her reputation. They have maligned and misrepresent ed the community lu which they live, move and have their being, before the eyes of the world, lu a word they have done all that hi them lies to Injure the reputation, ruin the credit, and In every way possible drug down and de stroy the city of Chicago. It Is no won der that such men have not only been driven from public life but have been hunted from their pulpits by their In dignant congregations. Unfortunately this was not done lu time to prevent these mischievous hitsyhodlcs from ac complishing much harm which will take hoth time and effort to rectify. THE HERALD RIGHT ON HOPKINS. of his party for the high office or Mr Kraus, however. Is a practical poll Mayor, that his party and bis friends' call n K,.ntleman and a patriot, and would have reason to bo proud of their , hf. ntx,.j,ti-il the mild reproof lu kindly selection; but even they did not exit:t j j,rlt. Others were there, however, Much a splendid Justification. wj,o did not act lu the same manner or Already the press or a stIon or It. . HfJr, alt ,jr, Kraus. The party would long Interested for some reason or , . mnr.n j.U(.r 0ff without tho advice other In vilifying this man, Is begin- fl( ,h. ,.ntiemen, whom The Englo nlng now almost at the elo-w of his ad-, cou(1 ,,. llin ,j,M.s not care to Just ministration to pay to him, grudgingly, now Their names are unknown to Jem ailtnit, some inouie oi pram-. .. t. .,.. worew UI1,j have been un- Our esteemed contemporary the Her ald last Wednesday morning printed the following Juicy editorial giving rea sons why John 1. Hopkins Is not enti tled to retirement from olllce at the hands either of his party or of the pub lic: "llecause he has actually Inaugurate!, elevation of the railroad tracks and thus begun stopping slaughter of hu man beings at surface grade crossings. "Hecausu he has so reformed meth ods lu the city hall that tho city pays Its bills regularly and does not compel Its creditors to shave their accounts at cm bs tone broker shops. "llecause he Increased the water sup lily and reduced the cost of operating the water plant. "llecause he has balked corrupt com binations of Aldermen lu selling fran chises for their private prollt. "Uecauso ho has vetoed a tricky ordi nance designed to enable substitution of electricity for cable motors, and tho rigging of the heart of the city with a net' of trolleys. "llecause he has' compelled a surface transportation company to agree to pay $.",000 annually to the city of Chicago for enlarged privileges In Its streets. "llecause he has detached the police department from politics." Kvery word of the above Is true. The assertions cannot be denied: they .are of record. Our worthy brethren of tho press on the Republican side of the house are Invited In the words of the Celtic sage to put that article lu their pipes ami smoke It. WHAT AILS THE TRIBUNE ? The usually correct Tribune seems to be fulling down. Its Chlcorn story was siiltlcleiitly baseless and sensation al to alarm the friends of the paper, but what do you think of the great Tribune publishing such a dispatch as this from Washington: "Washington, D. C l'eb. . The President lias approved the bill creat ing the rank of Lieutenant General or the army, and has nominated (Jen. John M. Scholleld for the place. The grade of Lieutenant General was last lllled by Gen. Sheridan. In Sheridan's case the honor was bestowed on him while he lay upon his deathbed." This Is the veriest rot. Sheridan was Lieutenant General of the army for many years before his death. He was Lieutenant General during tho whole of the period when he was stationed in Chicago lu command of the Department of the Missouri. Ho was created full General of the army on his deathbed, a title only held before him by Grant and Sherman. nershlp with William It. Wagner, his former associate, and Harry J. Ken dig. nml tho llrni will he Knight, Wag ner A.- Keudlg. with olllces In the fully tlulldlng. State's Attorney Kern and his associates expressed regret over Mr. Knight's resignation. Ills micccs sor hits not been named. At a special meeting of the McKlu ley Club of the Thirteenth Ward held at M lollies Hull, corner of Western ami Grand avenues, the following reso lution was unanimously adopted: Whereas, Mr. K. V. Itennackor is n candidate for West Town Assessor; and Whereas, Mr. Iteiinacker Is n gentle man of unquestionable ability, capa I le to Illl said olllce! therefore be It Itesolved, That the McKlnley Club of the Thirteenth Ward promises him Its hearty support lu his light for the nom ination. In Lake View It Is practically settled Unit l-'red J. Tucker, of the Twenty llfth Ward, wilt be chosen as Assessor to succeed Pease. Mr. Tucker Is a bus iness man of standing, an active mem ber of the Marquette Club, and partic ularly popular with the younger Ho publicans of Lnke View. He has the support of Lloyd J. Smith, acting chair man of the County Central and Kxec utlve Committees, and A. W. Pulver Is for Tucker. The Democrats and Independents of Ihe Twelfth ward will doubtless unite Io elect an alderman this spring. A quiet but active canvass Is being made with a view of iralulug the consent of 'Minimis Smyth to run for nhlcrmnii. Mr. Smyth Is a Democrat of the best kind, nnd Is highly regarded by the Republicans. He Is a brother of John M. Smyth ainl Is a business man of ptotiouuccd ability and large wealth. Uepresentntlvc Jones' bill for arbi tration of all labor questions, to be In troduced lu the Illinois assembly at an early day, does not hit the labor people very hard. "I know Mr. Jones well," said Joseph Griteuhut, "and recognize him as more of a labor man than a labor student. 1 don't think Jones Is hi touch with the tabor people. He has worked at telegraph keys, mid Is n newspaper man generally, but I would like to see somebody else father such a bill. Arbitration Is good. We are all lighting for that. One thing Is cer tain: We can make no 'more by strikes. The days of strikes are over. They accomplish nothing, result lu nothing, put us back every time. The great need of the country Is to get the rich and the producing masses together. The sooner you do that the better. Un til you do that you will have no peace. Mr. Jones' hill Is all right as fat as It goes, but it Is only the odor of the need ed thing. "Jones simply Introduces tho bill that Is all. It will never get out of committee never pass, and certainly never become a law. There Is only one kind of arbitration, and that can never be regulated by law. Make the producer and the man who produces pretty nearly on even terms. You can not and should not try to nrbltrate be tween them, for there should be no room for arbitration. "1 will not believe much lu the Jones hill until I see It lu full, read it care fully and have an opportunity to sub mit It toothers. "I can save you a bit of trouble right now, too, by tellllng you Just what the labor people think. They want llrst to know where Jones gets his Inspiration and who drew up the bill. We are wili ng to wait. SIM STRIVIKO FOR TIM. Continued from llrst pane. sums: Superintendent of police, $1,000; captains, ?8.i0j llettlennnts, $800; ser geants, $7.ki; patrolmen, $720. Members of the Chiefs of Police Vs soelatlon of this state will use their ut most endeavor to secure tho passage of the bill. Those who arrived here In the Interest of the measure arc Capt. Will iam Dollord, Lieut. Morgan Collins. Ld Mtiriinue and Thomas Mulcahy, of Chi cago; Chief of Police II. 1 Dimmer, or Aurora, and Chief of Police It. V, llru- baker, or Preeport. The legislative committee appointed nt the Aurora convention last November to draft tho bill was composed of Chief llienunn, of Chicago; 11, p. Dimmer, or Aurora; 11. P. llrubakor, of Ptvcport; MiiJ. It. W. MeCluugry, of Pontine, and M. II. Sex ton, of Hock Island. II. P. Dimmer lu speaking of the measure said: "The principal object this measure has lu view is freeing the police forces of the cities of the State from politi cal Influences. The placing of the selec tion of the commissioners In the lmndii of the Judicial department Insures (ho selection of the best men nvallnble to these positions. The bill not only re fers to Chicago, but cities throughout the Slate whose population Is more than 10,000, so that the State at large will be us much Interested In the enact ment of this law as Chicago. The fea ture of the bill which has been strongly columeiided Is that It does not molest the police force of any city nt the time when the bill becomes a law." The bill Introduced lu the House by' Representative Sherman 'P. Cody, of Cook, regulating the telephone charges provides that the rate for telephones In cities of 1.000,000 Inhabitants and over shall not exceed $78 per annum; lu cities of TiOO.OOO nnd less than 1,000,- ooo not to exceed a rate of $00 per an num; lu cities or 100,000 and less than oon.ooo not to exceed a rate of $4S per annum; nnd nil cities less than 100,000 not to iM-ood fid per annum. If the charge or price fixed shall not be deem ed remunerative upon the capital In vested the company may Hie sworn statements to this effect, nnd an In vestigation will be made and the rate established so as to pay the capital Invested 10 per "cent. The State olll cers who are charged with executing provisions of the law shall make a re port annually, and shall Include state ments and explanations as will thor oughly disclose the operations of the telephone companies in this State, In which they Investigate and nuke sug gestions that will lu their estimation be of public Interest. The penalty for violation Is a line not less than $100 nor more than $500 for each offense. The Hue Is to be apportioned equally between the State ami the county in which the offense Is committed. The person aggrieved may recover lu n civil action for damages. LwaLLLLLLLH BBBBBBBBaM BBBbT'.' .- BBBBBBBBBBH BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBa BBBBBBBT BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBY BBBBBBBBBBBBBBH bbbbbw, BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBH BBBBBBBBBBBH V"' aBBBBBBBBBBBBBB BBBBBBBBBBBH IBbW'' ' BBBBBBBBbI BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBL Bl H MR. J. L. COCHRAN. Tho Father ot Boautltul Edge-water. The best people lu the Tenlli Ward are milled and wilt elect ex-Alderman Charles C. Schumacher, who was the best public servant they ever had to represent them. Owing to the solicitations of his many friends W. II. Smith, of the Twenty fourth Ward, has consented to become a candidate for Alderman. He Is nu old newspaper man, having been con nected with the Tribune as superin tendent or the mailing department for sixteen years; was ulso city circulator or the livening Journal for ten years. The West Town Democratic light Is enlivened by the candidacy of William 11. Nledort, who is willing to succeed Collector Al Hoffman, the present West Town Collector, concerning whoso olllce there was plenty of scandal a few days ago. Ilolfimiu, however, Is In no hurry to step out of tho race nnd has no mind, It Is said, to turn over his fat Job to Mr. Nledort or anybody else. Aid. James Campbell, who has dur ing the last twenty-live years served six terms very creditably lu tho Coun cil ns representative of the Twelfth Ward, will bo a candidate for re-election ou the Republican ticket this spring. Ills old-time political cuomv, ex-Aid. Martin, whoso defeat Mr. Campbell caused lust spring, has not been heard to declare himself up to tho present time. Members of the Pox River Game nnd Pish Association will be Interested In the announcement of a Joint meeting of the Senate and House Committee on Plsh and Game Laws to be held Pob. i:i. Mr. Mattrltzon has presented a bill revising the entire game law, and also a new bill relative to gamo war dens. Otlfor bills affecting fish and game are already on tho calendar, nnd all of them will come up for hearing at that time. Members of the Illinois Pish Commission will bo present to look artcr the Interests of tho llsh Industry. The Senate was occupied a large por tion or tn-dny In listening to resolu tions or sympathy ou the death of Pal ward L. McDonald, or Jacksonville. Ileglniitiig with l'eb. 1, the spring campaign has commenced to boll in earnest. Aside from the unusual Inter est centered In the Mayoralty contest, the ticket Includes the election of town ship officers and the election of thirty four Aldermen. The following towns, which are embraced either wholly or lu part In the city limits, will each elect nu assessor, supervisor, collector and clerk for terms of one year: North Town. South Town. West Town. Town of Lake View. Town of Jefferson. Town of Hyde Park. Town of Lake. Town of Calumet. The city ticket Is made up of a May or, City Clerk, City Attorney nnd City Treasurer. And leaving out the May oralty nomination of the Republicans, there are hosts of contestants for the other nominations, both at the hands of the three regular parties or by the grace of any Independent selection or movement that may crystallize before the llrst Tuesday In 'April. The Aldermanlc situation presents an equally Hue Held for speculation ou the part of the political student. One aldcrmuu In each or the thirty rotir wards retires, or that number twenty or the outgoing members are Republicans and fourteen are Demo crats. DKMOCHATIC. KUPUHLICAN. Our contemporary, the Record, which lais been, i;rhaps, the most severe of nil the newspaper critics of Mayor Hop kins' administration, has this to say In regard to his last splendid service to the public: "At .Monday night's w-sslon of tin-city council the aldermen so far overcame an Inherent and deep-seated tendency of their natures as to accede to Jiajor Hopkins' proiosltlon to corned the Yerkes company to pay the city some thing In return for the magnificent gift of trolley franchises. The coniiensatlon specified I i !"' ment of $.1,000 a J'"" ,nt0 ,'"-' c,,y treasury. This Is of course ridiculous ly Inadequate pay for tho enormously valuable lieneflts given, nnd Its effect upon tho trolley company's earnings will be ulMJiit as apparent as would tho removal of a teasponful or water from I-ake Michigan. "Hut tho fnctthatthoprlnclploof com pensation was recognized Is a moral victory for the people. That point has been gained even though the gaining of It does not bring an adequate mone tary return ror the rronchls;s." Precisely! A moral victory has lieen won nnd a great principle has lieen es tabllshed. It was for the attainment of Hint moral victory and the vindication of that principle that John I. Hopkins heard of In connection with party af fairs. .Should their Impertinence bo re Ifttisl, however, opportunity will bu taken to let the public know Just who And what they are, and how' much right they have to either abuse or dic tate to the Democratic party of this city. JOHN MAYO PALMER FOR JUDGE. Corjioratlou Counsel Palmer has been mentioned as a desirable limn to fill the recently created Pederal Court Judgeship In this district. No better selection could be made, Those who are acquainted with John Mayo Palmer, and have some knowl edg of tho deep learning, the great ability, the well-stored mind that exists tieiicnth the modest and anus sliming exterior, will ugreo with us In saying that the 'mini would grace tho jiosltion. .Mr. Palmer since his elevation to tho offlco of Corporation Counsel has sur prised even his friends. Tho opinions nnd messages drafted by him aro mod els of diction, sound reasoning, able, argumentative and scholarly. Ho has won several Important victories for tho city, and the department generally has been conducted by him In n mini- "HOME AND COUNTRY" FOR FEBRUARY. Home and Country, Corporal James Tanner, IMItor, for February, Is ablaze with Illustration, anil for interesting text mutter It Is unexcelled. The frontispiece, entitled "My Valen tine," Is decidedly unique, the subject timely and attractive. The Illustrated articles comprise: "Cups and Saucers," a something of great Interest to collec tors of brle-u-brae, both amateurs nml experts, by Vincent L. Hopper; "Tupn, the Caynpas," a story or Kcuador, founded on facts, by Captain Kd Char ton: "Milord nnd Lady, the Captain's Story," by Harry Orino; "Denizens or the Winter Woods," by John Fairfax; and "Tho Rehabilitation of Valley Forge," by Charles llurr Todd. Published by Jos. W. Kay, at .".'I Fust 10th street, New York. Subscrip tion $1.00 u year, Martin Kuowles, the out-going Alder man lu the Thirteenth Ward, Is one or the Democratic candidates ror West Town Assessor. Ex-Aid. Hwlgcrt, who was defeated when the Wntson gas or dinance wnsmadcsucliun Issue, Is again a candidate to represent the Thirteenth Ward and ho says that this time, do splto his voto on this notorious ordi nance, he believes ho can win, CURRENT COMMENT. Assistant State's Attorney Thomas D. Knight resigned his position uuder Suite's. Attorney Kern. He had been lu the Slate's Attorney's olllce two years. Mr. Knight bus formed a part- Notwithstanding the fact that ho was recently electd to a position of trust lu a great commercial enterprise, Aid. M. 11. Madden, or tho Fourth Ward, will remain lu politics nnd let his iinmo ho used on tho Republican ticket us successor to blniscir, Mr. Madden, his friends assert, while not seeking a rouomlimtlon, Is too ambi tious a man, politically speaking, to care at this early stago to become one of the largo uumber of retired politi cians. John C. Itlghclmer, a prominent young business man of tho Twelfth Wurd, has announced himself as a can dldatii for West Town Clerk. Mr. Rlghelmer is well known, not only on the West Side, but throughout tho city, having served five years in tho uc counting department of the I, 0. It. It. Co., and has since been manager of u well-known browlus compnuy. After a hot contest tn-dny tho Senate Committee on Appropriations decided to report favorably Senator Hitler's paving bill providing for un appropria tion to pave the streets around the State house. There was a long discus sion on that part of the bill making the appropriation conditional on the tiiivlinr of the streets lending to the State's property. A Legislature never met that hnd ho many conveniences and eomforts provided for It-aye, luxurles-as the present one. Members are unanimous on one point, and that Is that Secretary of State Hliirlclisen Is the right mail In the right place. He Is tho llrst Secre tary of State that realized tnat Illinois was a great Statoand noUon the verge of bankruptcy. His selections of fur niture, carpets and stationery Is In good taste, and the chairs, tables and carpels for tho rooms of tho otllcers of the Legislature nnd committee rooms have been sadly needed for many vears. Mr. Hlnrlchsen ought to get about 'what he wants from this Legis lature, and It Is safe to say he will not ask for too much. He may bo Governor yet. i L 1 Thero is already a hot fight on among tho Democrats lu tho First Ward. At tho meeting of their committee on con tests, primaries and appeals, Michael McKcnuu announced himself ns a can didate for Alderman and "BUI" Sknkel declared that ho, too, would mnko tho race. 'Lolendecker and his followers will support Sknkel. Tho two factions divided up tho naming of election of ficials, McKenna being given thirteen and Skakel eight of the twenty-ono precincts. NIc Cromer's friends say, however, that nothing can prevent his nomination. It is believed that tho Populists will aid the Democrats in tho municipal campaign next spring, If nu honest, broadguage man is nominated ror Mayor and some consideration shown ror tho lending Populists. One thing which tho latter say they will Insist upon is that tho proposed down-town elevated road loop shall bo built and operated by tho city. The People's party has named election officials In all but 181 precincts. Names. Wall ... Heed ... O'Neill . Morrison 1 Ionium Kuowles Ryan . . . Ktuix . . Giisscllu Breuiiim Galhiglier McGillcu Kelly .... Carey . . . Wiuds.Nimies. Wards. Cl-histeiiu 1 IllJest '-' "Smith H SMiulilcu 1 lOHIdwlll lJIKont 11 l.-iCaiapliell 12 ltlKiimerllug M 17Hage ) lSMuelhoerer SR! 11) Peck '.M aiKlelneeke IKi StPinklcr 20 iaK'oiiwny -7 Savlu 28 ' Utescl !M Francis Ill Kerr 32 Slieppnrd !K1 O'Neill ill Up to date the rollowhig were talked of ror various olllces: For Mayor. DKMOCHATIC. REPUBLICAN. John P. Hopkins, George H. Swift, J. J, Knickerbocker, Martin B. Madden, George It. Davis. Among tho men strongly talked or for City Treasurer Is Tdr. Johu S. Cooke, tho well-known brewer. Mr. Cooko's friends aro legion and ho would mnko a strong candidate Patrick J, Wall lias made u splendid Alderman from tho Fifth Ward. Ho deserves re-elect lou. Frank Wenter, Sam II. Harris, W. S. Bogle, II. T. Weeks. John Barton Payne, M. F. Tuley. Clms. II. Wtioker, Lambert Tree, Rudolph lli-iuiil. For City Treasurer. B. Iloeslug. Chris Strasslieha, John C. Schubert. Adam Wolf. ' For City Attorney. G. A. Trade. John B. Adair, Flunk Hauillu, Hoy O. West. For City Clerk. Clms. D. Gnstllelil. J. H. B. Van Cleave, Georgo F. Stitch, Kd. Westman, Walter Merchant, Henry Ksdohr. For North Town Assessor. Joseph' II. Ernst. Wm. T. Ball. North Town Collector. Poter Jung. Paul Hedleskl. North Town Supervisor. W. A. Vincent. Win. Elsfeldt, Jr. For South Town Assessor, Jacob W. Htchards, Frank C. Vierltng, John C. Schubert, B. H. DoYoimg, Martin W. ljoiiun, Johu Stimmurilcld. "Unity" Emerlch. ForBouth Town Collector. S. G. Miller. For West Town Assessor. James McAmlrows, Edward Ilorun, Mort. J. Sennhin, Win. Glffert, Murtlu Kuowles. K. F. uennacKer, James Hvihllck. For West Town Collector. Stanley II. Kunz. Jacob Horn. For West Town Supervisor. Fruuk J. Kllcmiiu. Far Assessor I.uko View. Fred Tucker, Henry Becker, For Assessor Hydo Park, John Chesulro, B. A. Huthuway, Geo, Morgan, Mr. Cobb. Far Collector Hyde. Park, John Hunberg. For Supervisor Town of Luke. Edward Fitzslmous. For Aldcruion. FIRST WARD. Nlc A. Cromer, J. Irving Pearco, Michael Kenmi. K. R. Bralnord, Letter 8. Hills. SECOND WARD. Clins. F. Gimthcr, Martin Best, Stephen D. May. John II. llatnllne, E. C. Cowles, Kellogg Fairbanks, Augustus E. Eddy. THIRD WARD. A. C. Bartlctt. Arthur Dixon. Ell Smith, Perry A. Hull. FOURTH WARD. M. B. MaiMeii. FIFTH WARD. Patrick J. Wall. Peter .1. Laas. SIXTH WARD. Henry Stuckart, James McCornilck, Wm. Joyce. Jacob Frank. SEVKNTH WARD. Wm. J. O'Neill. Henry P. Curinoily, Wm. J. Murphy. EIGHTH WARD. Martin Morrison. Dexter Burke. NINTH WARD. E. F. Ctillerton. Jos. E. Blibvlll. TENTH WARD. C. C. Schumacher. .Air. Evans, . H. Carter. ELEVENTH WARD. W. 11. Alslp, A. F. Doreiiius, Waller N. Pond. TWELFTH WARD. Thomas A. Smyth, Jus. L. Campbell, M. W. Glcusoii, Thomas Clancy, L. Horustelu. Ex-Aid. Lyke, It. L. Mnriln. THIUTKENTH WARD. Martin Kuowles, CluirliM Coleniau, Salo W. Hoth. Rupert J. Llvesey, Charles Iiohuau. FOURTEENTH WARD. W. L. Kainerllng, George Muglcr. FIFTEENTH WARD. Michael Ryan. Jus. F. Haas, Jas. Roddick. SIXTEENTH WARD. Peter J. Elicit. SEVENTEENTH WARD. S. M. Gosselln. Steve Revere. EIGHTEENTH WARD. . John A. Rogers. NINETEENTH WARD. Thomas Gallagher, Frank Crowe, Frank Lnwler, Ed. O'Brien. Mike O'Brien. TWENTIETH WARD. Win. Krelker, Otto Hugo, John F. Walsh, Eugene Nuefer. Daniel Long. Wm. Eisa-ldt, Jr., William Pllstcr. TWENTY-FIRST WARD. John MeUlllcn. Harry Furwell. David McDonald. TWENTY-SECOND WARD. John II. Colvlu. Edw. Muellioefcr, Wm. Bauiner. TWENTY-TII1RD WARD. Wm. J. Kelly, Ole Olesoli. Daniel O'Brien. TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. Peter J. Hleglcr, '.. C. Peck, W. II. Smith, .1. S. Dunham, Hugh McGlvern. .1. II. Tloileumuii, Louis Huehul, C. W. Baldwin. . TWENTY-FIFTH -.WARD. A. II. Klelnecke, A. W. Ring, David Becker. TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. F. Hnynes. Win. Flnkler. TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. M. J. Conway. TWENTY-EIGHTH WAHD. Dan'l W. Ackcrmnn Thomas Saylo. TWENTY-NINTH WAHD. Thomas Carey. THIRTIETH WARD. John Kenny, John W. Utosch. TH1RTY-FIRST WARD. Jns. L. Francis, Geo. F. McKnlsbt. THIRTY-SECOND WARD. Win. G. Amos, Wm. E. Kent. THIRTY-THIRD WARD. P. J. Gorman, Geo. W. Shepard. Ed. Marsh. THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. Johu O'Neill. P, Ex-Aldcrmnu Nlc Cremer, of tho First Ward, Is being brought forward bjt tho old resldouts und proporty own ers of that ward ns their logical can didate for Alderman. Ills past record In tho Council will no doubt gain for him tho support of tho bettor element or tho wnrd, and while tho opposition for tho Democratic nomination will no doubt bo strong, ho will undoubtedly receive tho nomination. Tho French Republican Club of Illi nois whoso headquarters aro at 150 Bltto Island nvenue, Is preparing for a lively campaign. Committeemen bavo been appointed in overy ward wbero thero uro auy French voters. If Alderman Ryan runs for re-election lu tho Fifteenth Ward 'tho pcoplo will send him back to tho Council. Ills record Is straight. Tho opposition to Martin Emmerich for South Towu Assessor Is growing rapidly. If uouilnntcd ho will bo defeated. ? '! M ..ww ., . -V ..w-ufcVW.jy-fvW-s-,?4.'.a' ''4-AiiJiti-Jkt'ii( .$lfyJ;!i't J-Ta'jMy.Htv..vv,