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63V-A52S3 "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL IN NONE. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1897 TWELVE PAGES. NUMBER 38tt. VOLUME XV. l'WvlWil.!ll,,.iJi.sl.ry,, - ; - B H8 m TO TEE PROHT! The Eleventh Ward Will Probably Present the Well-Known Brick lannfaotnrer for Mayor. His Character Is Above Reproach, and He Would Make a Very Strong Candidate. The Number of Candidatei Now in the Field for Mayor the Largest Ever Known. An Epitome of the Mayoralty Situation Up to Date, with Records of Aspirants. It Is seldom Hint n candidate for Mayor Iron innilo ho much stir on ho Mliort a notice ns linn William II. Alslp, tho well-known Eleventh Ward resi dent nnd popular business man. Mr. Alslp bus always been reluctant ubout allowing tho uso of hi namd for public office, but this time his great popularity has stood In tho way of the withdrawal of his name. The Eleventh Ward delegation to the elty convention will In all probability present the name of the popular brick maker to that body when It assembles on Friday. Mr. Alslp has been actively Identified with the bUHlncM Interests of Chicago' for over twenty years. He knows tho needs of tho city nnd has the bnckbono and the high admin istrative ability to administer tho af fairs of tho Mayor's ottleo In a manner satisfactory to all classes of citizens. Tho fact thnt Mr. Alslp will undoubt edly go Into the city convention with tho solid Republican delegation of tho ward for him for Mayor gives him a big boom to start with. William II. Alslp was born In Prairie du Chlen, Wis., In 1857. Ills pareuts removed In his Infancy to McGregor, Iowa, whero he received his early edu cation. Coming to Chicago In 1873, ho graduated successively from one, of tho elty high schools, tho old Chicago Uni versity, and from tho Union College of Ijiw. Although admitted to tho bar he never practiced, but weut Into tho brick manufacturing business, with which h has ever lneo beeu connected. Ho Is now tho active manager of tho Alslp Brick Company, ouo of the largest con cerns of tho kind In tho West. Mr. Alslp has served as presldout of tho Hullders nnd Traders' Exchange, and us an officer of tho Nntlonal Brlckmnk ern Association. Although alwuys n stanch Uepubllcan, ho has never been a cnndldate for office. Ho has two chil dren, nnd resides at No. 445 Ashland boulevard. At n mass meeting held Haturduy night nt No. r.04 West Mndlsou Ktroot under the auspices of the Republican League Club of the Eleventh Ward, W. II. Alslp was Indorsed for mayor and George Mason for alderman to sue ceod O. B. Hiiiubletou, who tiuiinuured that business olrilgatlous prevented him seeking a re-election. Georgn Mason presided nt the meet ing, and A. W. Hrlekwood was secre tary. Tho latter presented a series of resolutions, heretofore published, In dorsing tho candidacy of W. II. Alslp for mayor, and they wore udopted with great demonstrations of applause by tho 500 persons present. After speeches by several persons, Mr. Alslp useended tho platform. When tho cheering sub sided Mr. Alslp said: "Tho offleo of mayor of tho City of Chicago Is worthy of tho nmbltlou of tiny man. I do not think I should bo dubbed u reliel against tho Republican party because 1 have tho temerity to Usplro to that position. The work which this organization has under taken, of securing honest elections and good govorumout lu Chicago, has caused certain porsous to attempt to heap odium upon some of us who were placed in tho position of leaders. Well, I guess our shoulders are broad enough iinil our constitutions Strang enough to tttnnd oil such attacks. I cauuot say to you positively to-night that I will bo a candldato for tho Republican nomi nation for mayor, but I assure you that If Major Mason, whom you have In dorsed for alderman, and I do enter tho race It will bo to win, not to lose." Mr. AlBlp's first speech of tho cam- , pnlgn was shorter tlmn tho nppluuso which followed It. Among tho other speakers were Alderman Huinbleton, Joseph W. Rea, Dr. E. V. Xocl, H. C. Peterson nnd John II. Parker. W. 1. Godfrey Introduced a resolution thank ing Alderman Huinbleton for the man ner In which he hnd served his con stituents, and A. 8. Utltz offered n reso lution Indorsing the. autl-dcpnrtmeut store movement. Both resolutions were adopted, and a committee of ten, with A. B. Utlts as chairman, was appointed 'from (ho club to co-operate with the Business Men's Association In refer ence to department stores. Among the candidates for Mayor mentioned to ditto arc tho following: Washington Hosing (Independent). First Ward; ready to take tho support of any party or faction. sHls principles are all right, nnd his platform will be found In full lu another column of this page or The Eagle. John Maynanl Harlan (Independent), Twenty-second Ward; head of the citi zens' reform movement. Cuirt. W. P. Black (Independent); a Democrat, representing no class and advocating no particular principle. William R. Kerr (Republican), Thir ty-second Ward; seeks to build up a personal machine which will advance his own Interests. Is opposed by the old machine and antl-machluo South- Hlders. ' Jos. Downey (Republican), Twelfth Ward, present Commissioner of Public Works; looked utsin ns tho likely choice of Madden, Lordlier and Hertz. Hus the Indorsement of various labor organ izations and stands on a platform prom ising a business administration. Orueme Stewart (Republican), Twenty-second Wurd; u comproinlsH candi date, who may bo adopted by Madden to gain support of North Sldo wards. He refuses to cater to machine men, nnd would lie a business man's eandl date 1f nominated. Judge Nathaniel C. Soars (Republl can), Twenty-tlfth Ward: the take View candidate of the anti-Pease forces, led by Lloyd Smith. Ho Is strong with lawyers and business men, and would be accounted u reform candidate. Ills select Ion by tho machine Js no more Im probable tlciu would bo Mr. Downey's or Air. Stewart's. Bernard A. Kckhurt (Republican), Eleventh Ward. Nobody's caudldate particularly, although ho has beeu fre quently mentioned. As a mcmlcr of tho Dnilniigo Board ho has made a good record. James II, ()llbert(Republlcan), Fourth Ward. Tho most probable candidate mentioned from tho South Hide. Popu lar with iollt1clnus and business men alike. Was Cook County's sheriff, aud Is now a banker. Commercial people re gard him as a safe mail. Daniel D. Henly (Uepubllcan), Presi dent of the County Board. An honest, upright man, always strong with tho people. John M. Smyth (Republican), Eigh teenth Ward. Is a dark horso always to bo watched. Ills Inllueiice on tho West Hide Is great aud he numbers his dele gates by lives. Politicians claim ho can have machine eapport whenever ho sig nifies his Intention of becoming a can didate. His position In business circles makes him a prominent figure. X. It. Carter (Republican), Elovonth Ward. If he should run ho would l known as u machlue candidate, al though his record in public life has been clean. He Is a member of the Drain age Board, and prominent lu West Sldo circles. Aloxuudor II. Rovell (Republican), Twenty-second Word. Well known In Republican politics, ho has fought for reforms through the Marquette Club and Clvlo Federation. Ephralm Banning (Republican), Thlr- MR EDWIN A. POTTER. The Highly Respected Chicago Business Man Wno Ii Mentioned for the Mayoralty. teenth Ward, has the Indorsement of his own wurd, nnd promises If ho re ceives tho nomination to conduct an antl-machlne campaign. Ills support would be found lu colored Republican circles. Thomas H. Untitling (Republican), Thirty-fourth Ward. Brought out by the autlmachlneKcpuhllcuus of the Thirty-fourth Ward and supported by Hyde Park generally. He will probably withdraw In favor of his brother Eph ralm. R. C. (llvllis (republican). Second ward. Ho Is out for mayoralty nomi nation, and may receive the vote of his delegation In tho city convention. He Is very strong outside his owu ward, and Is an ideal man. .T. Frank Aldrlch (republican), Thirty second ward. The man whom Con gressman Mann has hit upon as a tit candidate to oihihc W. R. Kerr Is strong, able mid honest. 1 lames A. Sexton (republican), Twenty-second wurd. A very dark horse, whose chances are slim. Ills peisonal following claims a hold on Hertz that can not be Ignored. , E. A. Potter (republican), Thirty second ward. Mcutloucd by the niitl Kerr force. He Is a prominent busi ness mail and would apply business principles to tho mayor's otllce. Edward I.. Roberts (republican), Thlrly-llrst ward. A citizens' candi date for the republican nomination. Oc cupies a position similar to that of Mr. Potter. lie announces himself tin null machine caudldate. .1 ud go Hauecy (republican), Third wurd. Hacked by his ward but unable to count upon uuy delegates, his boom hus almost faded from view, Carter II. Harrison (democrat), Twenty-fourth ward. Tho cholco of tho machine leaders Burko and (Julian. Ho Is tho man tho rabid silver men would nominate, thus permanently din organizing Hie party, Harrison Is very much "the sou of his rather" candidate. Judge Henry M. Hhepard (democrat), Thirty-second ward. An able Jurist and a possible compromise, candidate who would reunite a divided party. His friends promise that if ho is elected Chicago will have a business ndmluls tratlou even under u democrat. Judge Thomas A. Morau (dem.), Thirty-second ward; one of the ablest lawyers lu tho west, nud tho strongest gold democrat In Chicago, Ho would not take the uomluutlon, but Ids large following persist lu mentioning his naino as a caudtdato. If ho should consent to make tho run, business men say ho would beat any republican thut opposed him. Aid. A. W. Maltby (dom.), Twenty second ward. His council record en titles him to consideration. Ho would bo an anU-machlno citizens' cnndldate. John 1'. Altgeld (dem.), Twenty fourth ward. Always a possibility. Ho Is with tho machine nnd n dictator In democratic politics. There are many who liellevo ho could hnyo tho nomina tion for tho asking. Ho would flud It Hfi! hard to make, the public believe him u reform candidate. Ex-Judge Frank Kcales (democrat), Twelfth ward. Quite lwpular, but more likely to be nominated for Judge. Aid. Charles M. Walker (democrat). Twenty-fourth ward. Ho would lie a strong candidate If there were no silver Issue. He Is backing Harlan for mayor, uud refuses to consider tho request of friends that he become a candidate. Judge John Bartou Payno (democrat), Twenty-fifth ward. Trttde's man for the nomination. Ills !oom has weak ened, ns Harrison's waxed strong. Alt geld, Burke and Cuban oppose him, and ho can scarcely laud the prize. The Democrats of the Eleventh Ward proH)so to do a most sensible thing this spring ami nomlnato Mr. Gcorgo Dud dlestou, of the well-known Una of East- .. v- -- J&vVV lll ..'.. vt MR. OKOIIOK nUOIIMCSTON. laud h Dnddleston, for Aldcrmnu. They will elect him. loo. (icorge Duddle ston 1a known far and wldo for his ability, his fearlessness, and his high character. Tho firm of Eastland & Duddlcstou is ono of tho best known butcher linns iu tho country, nnd tho members of the firm are llko tho meat they sell above lcprouch. Mr. William A. Tulte Is the unani mous choice of tho business men of tho Fifteenth Ward for Alderman. He will bo tho Democratic nominee, and as his record In both public and private lire Is as clear as a bell bo Is almost certain of election, Mr. Joseph Jung, the popular brower, Is tho strongest man yet montloned by Democrats for Assessor of tho Town of Lake, Ho Is suro to he tho Democrat c candldato nt the head of the Town of Lake ticket. Three West Sldo monibors of the City Council whoso ottlclul records have beeu orltlclscd severely have already been doomed to retirement by tho political vySJLLLLM -''-PiLLHIswr 1 -bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbK' s bjbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbw7 J . -aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanv ATCHSSMBJBjBjpnrv Vtt Rn : rw w- organizations which placed them In of fice. In the Eleventh Ward Aldcrmnu Charles E. Humblcton has been mark ed for slaughter. In the Twelfth Ward Alderman James L. Campbell has been told that his effort to be nominated for re-election has not the approval of the Republican politicians. Tho third Al derman Is Charles F. Holmati, of Uio Thirteenth Ward. Information to this effect was brought to tho headquarters of tho Municipal Voters' Icaguo by representatives of tho Republican organizations of tho three wards. In the Eleventh Ward ex Commissioner of Public Works Kent desires to resume his old place lu the council. Tho league frowned on his candidacy, uud tho ottlcers of tho re form organization have received assur ances that Kent will not he named. Tho Republicans have about decided to nominate George Masou lu this ward. Mayor Swift Is said to look upon Ma son's candidacy favorably. The Demo crats, who a year ago elected an Alder man In this ward, notwithstanding tho fact that It Is the homo of Mayor Swift, nnd has always been counted n sure Republican ward, have picked out what they believe Is another winner, In George Duddlcstou, the popular whole sale meat dealer. It Is believed that Mr. Dnddleston can beat any Republican who may be nom inated, as George Is one of the most popular citizens of tho ward. Mr. Thomas Rowan, who has for many years loon manager of the cus tom department of Work Brothers' great clothing establishment, will, It Is said, bo tho Democratic nominee for alderman In tho Tenth ward. Tom would run llko u scared deer, as his friends In the Tenth ward uud through out tho entire city are legion. Mr. John Gnzzolo, tho popular West Bide Democrat, Is out for tho Demo cratic nomination for West Town Sup ervisor. If tho Democrats of tho Eleventh ward nomlnato honest Oeorge Daddies ton for uldermun ho will make a win ulug uud memorable tight. The Legislature should pass tho bill for lower telephono rati. Should they fall to do so there Is ouly oue Inference to bo drawn. Hon. Win. J. Murphy will probably bo tho next Alderman from tho Seventh Ward. Ho Is capable uud popular. Otto Hnertel, the well-known hard ware merchant, will succeed Alderman Ilolmnu, from the Thirteenth Ward. If the West Town imichlno turns down honest Jacob Horn for Assessor, uud nominates a Imruaclo lu his place, then look out, for breakers ahead. Horn Is tho choice of tho people, and the peo ple will knife any machlue or gang can didate uamed In Ids stood. Mfi UPRISING It Is Beginning to Look as If the Postmaster Could Not Be Beaten. In All Walks of Life People Are Declaring for Him and Tendering Support. Democrats of All Classes and Conditions Are Declaring that He Suits Them Well. General Gossip of a Political Nature from All the City Wards and Towns. What Is the use of having an Imita tion man for Mayor? There have been too many puppets In the Mayor's chair, and the people of Chicago are very sick nnd very tired of that kind of Chief Magistrates. Mayors noted for tiielr ability to smoke cigarettes or noted for having no ability nt all, have beeu too numer ous lu the past. That Is the reason why Washington Hosing is so strong. Tho Hoplo know Just what he would do If ho was elected Mayor. He would be Mayor! Aud lio would be a Mayor with execu tive ability of the highest order. No petty ward politician would con trol him. The commonest citizen would have as much of a show for his rights us the finest club dandy. The Democrats will nominate a weak ling. Altgeld will not permit them to nom inate anybody else. He wants some oue whom he can control. The Republicans will show on Fri day who their standard bearer Is to be. If he Is not a strong man, the Lord help them. This Is the people's year, ami tho un der current is till for Heslug. It la beginning to look very much us If Mr. Heslug Is going to be elected. If he Is elected he will not bo counted out! Tho Hcslng sentiment lu the commun ity is too strong for that. Mr. Hcslng addressed n great meet ing nt the Central Music Hall last Fri day evening. He spoke of Chicago's needs, nud announced the following as Ids platform: 1. System lu tho administration of city affairs. -'. Enforcement of civil Service law in letter uud spirit. 'I. Absolute repudiation of personal desires or parly organizations lu local government. 4. RlKld Insistence' on the carrying out of all contracts and ordinances, without respect to persons. Restric tion of the privileges of monopolies ami trusts, .r. Honest assessments. Compensa tion for public franchises. tl. Clean streets and perfect s.tultary servlce. 7. The malutetmnco of tho lire nud police departments Ina manner suitable to tho needs of Chicago, and the resoT lute upholding of employes In all de partments who devote their honest en orgies to tho performance of duty. 5. No quarter to dlshonrst nnd incom petent public servants. I), finverument of the city In tho In terest of all tho people, without regard to class, condition, race, creed or party. 10. The recognition of tho fact lu ev ery dcKirtmcut of tho city government that "A public otllco Is a public trust." Oue of tho most popular of our solid business men prominently mention ed by Republicans for 'Mayor is Mr. Edwin A. Potter. Ho was born In Bath, Me., In 1845, son of William Potter, lumber mauufarturer aud shipbuilder, Bath, Me., of old Now Englaud family, whoso progoultors settled in Massachu setts iu 1035, eumo to Chicago lu May, 187-', as manager of tho branch house of Allium French & Co,, of Boston, tho oldest nnd largest house lu tho Import ing china nud glassware business In New Englnnd. Tho Chicago iionso bo ennio mi Independent concern uuder tho name of French, Potter & Wilson In tho year 1880. E. A. Potior has been nt tho head of thnt house over since up to the present time. Iu 1880, conjointly with (Jcorgo W. Lyon, of Chicago, ami Win. FOR HESIKG! Stelirway, of New York, organized the house of Lyon, Potter & Co., has been, nnd Is still the managing partner of that business. He Is n member of tho Union League, Chicago Athletic, Ken wood, aud Washington Park Clubs. He has Ik-cu president of the Kenwood Club and the Chicago Athletic. Never sought nor held any political office. First vote ever coat was for Abraham Lincoln when up for second term. Re publican In. politics, never voting any other ticket. Resides at No. 4832 Madi son avenue, the Kenwood district of tho Thirty-second Word. The Bumoeracy nud the Popocmcy have again formed a union. If Russell Harrison lived lu Chicago tho Republicans might nominate him for Mayor, Sons of their fathers with cigarette attachments have never made very suc cessful mayors. Altgeld's last whine will cost Ids can didate thousands of votes. Instead of confining their campaign to a betterment of the city's conditions, tho Populist gang are shouting for free silver, us If the election of a Mayor would do anything toward remedying the Una nets of the nation. A report that William Lorlmer had suffered a haircut was storied on Tues day, but was promptly contradicted. Members of the Legislature who take money for voting lu favor of the depart ment stores should ls promptly lynched, Long Ennls, tho well-known Tenth Wurd barrister, Is slated for a Judge ship by the Tenth Ward Democrats. The tloatlug saloon Virginia will smut he disturbing the peace of mlud of de cent people. The opening of navigation Is near at hand. The Kerr men have adopted a coat of arms. It 1s a spittoon rampant, with the motto: "In HoeCnspldnrus Vlnces." The Democratic emblem this spring will be n cigarette on an azure Held.' It looks more and more ns If Wash ington Heslug will be tho next Mayor. Following nro the Aldormnnle candi dates up to date: First Ward-F. P. (Benson, R.; Mich ael Kenna, D.; Johu Hitter, R. Second Ward-W. O. Robinson, it.; Leopold Moss, D. Third Ward-Nobh B. Judah, R.i Ell Smith, R. Fourth Wurd-D. F. Crllly. R.; .1. .1. Shlbley, R.; W. D. Bishop, R. Fifth Ward-John Ernst, R.; James Daley, D.; Michael Kennedy, R.j W. J. Doerr, R. Sixth Ward-James Hogan, R.j W. J. O'Brien, D.i Robert Sloan, Ind. Seventh Ward-Edward Hans, R. ElKhth Ward-John Bennett, D. Ninth Ward-Edward F. Cullerton, I).; August Pehlke, Bid.; Charles J. Moertel, R.j Johu Dwyer, R.j Polk Can Held, D.j R. Melius. Tenth Ward-Anton Novak, R.j Peter Blower, D. Eloveuth Ward-W. D. Kent. R.j Oeorge Dnddleston, D.j Daniel J. Av ery, R.j George A. Mason, R. Twelfth Wnrd-H. D. Chapln, R.j W. F. O'Henrne, D.j J. L. Campbell, .; Jnmes II. Francis, D.j George Lau graph. R.J Do Witt 0. Jones, R. Thirteenth Ward Martin Knowles, ibBy-j.y.&y''Kw. .,, . tllvi. ,', j