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iiba j LLLLsssssssm .JessW JiV ' Lsssssssssssssss bsbsssssssss LA "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THING. NEUTRAL IN NONE." VOLUME XV. FROH PROHIBITION TOWNS ! The Republican Candidates for City Offices from Hide-Bound Communities. Not a Single One of Them Hails from a Ward in the Old City. Sears from Edfewater, Grow from Hyde Park, West from Englewood, Lundin from Cicero. Prohibition and SuburbaniBm Solidified on the Ticket Strong Enough to Sink It Deep. Every wan on tlio Republican ticket hull from n prohibition district. Judge Scorn l from Kdgewator, where It Is against tbo low to sell ovon ico water on Sunday. Charles Gross, tin candidate for Treasurer, Is from Prohibition Hyde Hoy O. Went, who ran thirty thou mimI vote behind bin "ticket two years ngo, Ih from the black anil tan district of Englewood. Lundlu, the Swede, who In running for City Clerk Is from that portion of tho well-known prohibition town of Cicero now known as tho Twenty eighth ward. Judge Bears, thoeondldato for Mayor, Is starting our on an apologetic com palgn. Ho made his first speech on Wednes day night beforo tho stralght-lnced Hamilton Club In tho prohibition dis trict of Hyde Tark. Ills wholo speech was a repudiation of the men who nominated him. Frank 1. Moulton, President of the tlub, Introduced Judge 'Scars "hs tho man whoso firmness of character, clear noes of vision, and exalted idea of right and wrong make him nn accept able candidate to every eltlscn of Chi cago." Judge Sears In his address said: "I am, as you know, a loyal Repub lican, and I believe you aro always ready to listen to tho story of tho Re publican party, nd th0 recital of Its principles, but to-night no question of national policy is 'Involved, so what I fhall havo to say will bo In regard to my candidacy for Mayor of Chicago. "I assumed, when I received tho nomination, that I was tho candidate of all factious of the Republican party, and tbntif elected I was to bo Mayor of nil Chicago, Including all political par ties. Homo worthy gentlemen, many of whom I have numbered with my friends, have appeared nervous test i may havo wild wlmt I did not mean. I know of no stronger terms or plainer language than 'I will' and 'I will not.' I again affirm tho principles and poli cies which I havo outlined leforo wltli the hope that they will bo moro fully iiuilen'tood. When 1 accepted the nomination 1 considered It a matter of good ralth to make ii frank statement of the platform mid principles on which I would stnud. This was a fiankuess for which I havo . been severely criticized. I am unalter ably committed to tho maintenance of the civil scrvlco law, and if elected I will carry out Its provisions to the niBt letter. "I a in eoimultteil to tho proposition Mutt franchises anil Bpectal privileges shall net lie given awjiy nor sold by sham Dili's. I shall see that no one makes the sale but tho owner of tho title, and that the money goes Into ho city treasury. "I do now commit myself as a Candi da to for Mayor of this city to the alio lltlou or grade crossings, for the pro tei tlon of the lives of our citizens. It would he exceedingly gratifying to me to promise you clean streets, but I do not want any office bud enough to play the demagogue to got it. If It will bo possible to get an apuroprlnitlou from in'o .Wty, Council sufficient to do that work, i will devote my best energy to solving the problem. "1 have been criticised for lacking what we call backbone, but I. havo enough to stand on the platform I have announced ami to reassert that I will make no promises or pledges 'to any man. 1 will, as to my ttppoiutmonts, do us 1 please, guided by my own judg ment. I have promised no man that I will make or refrain from making an appointment. , "These aro my prlnclples-thls Is my platform. I will say to the people. 'Take the man you think is lit ted to make the best Mayor of Chicago. If I nin not satisfactory choose one who Is.'" r At the closo of Judge Sears' address Roy O. West, tho nominee for City At torney, who ran 30,000 behind his ticket last time, spoko briefly. Samuel 8. Greely, civil engineer, and Oeorgo C. Prusslng, building expert, Wednesday completed an Inspection of tho northwest water tunnel. Secretary Ambler, of tho Cltlxens' Association, received information that tho contrac tors were dofrnudlug tho city out of thousands of dollars by building the tunnel six feet In diameter instead of eight feet, as the specifications require. Tho oxperts reported every foot of the tunnel Inspected by them to bo In first class condition and fully up to tho specifications. Aid. Coughlln's cigarette ordinance will go Into effect on 'March 15. On that dato cigarette dealers will bo compelled to pay. a license fee of $12.51 from March 15 until May 1. After that tho license fee will bo $100 per annum. The partial payment of tho annual II ceuso fee will bo accepted by tho city, so a to irlvo tho dealers an opportunity to dispone of their stock on hand. After May 1 no dealer will be permitted to sell cigarettes except upou payment of tho $100 fee. Violators of tho law will bo arrested and prosecuted. Application for n llconso to sell cl garottes muit bo made to tho Depart ment of Health. After tho application has been passed upon favorably by tho Commissioner of Health tho applicant will bo required to tile with the City Collector a bond of $500 before a li cense will bo Issued. Nineteen out of fifty-five lieutenants In the police department took examina tions Tuesday under tho civil service law for promotions to captaincies. Tho candidates were examined In tho details of high police duty and the drill ing and handling of Iwdles of men. Tho questions used were framed by tho Po lice Promotion Hoard, consisting of Chief Hadenoch, Assistant Chief Ross, Secretary Campbell, and Inspectors FlUpatrlck, Shea and limit. The phy sical examination will come later. Tho lieutenants examined were: An son llackus, Central Station; Thomas II. Fltsgernld, Irving Park Station; .las. A. Thomas, Cottage tlrove Ave nue Station; James P. Heard, Warren Avenue (Station; John Rehm, Canalport Avenue Station; P. It. Tlerney, Engle wood Stntlon; William K. Staid, Craglu Station: Jacob Heidi, North Halsted Street Station; II. H. Reed, West Lako Street Station: George F. Rassett, Ken- slngtoii Station; John Stewart, West Thirteenth Street Station; Edward Cos grove. Luwndulo Station; Fitch A. Tay lor, Harrison Street Station; Alexis C. Burdlek, Englewood Station; William I). Ambrose, 'Maxwell Street Station; WHIhiiu W. Ciidmore, Harrison street Station; Thomas Preston, Hattery Stn tlon; C. C. Healy, South Englewood Station; Peter M. Kelly, Desplaluos Street Station. James It. II. Vim Cleave will not bo tho Insurance Commissioner. Another man Is slated for the place. It will In all probability go to F. K. Wltlttemore, of Springfield. Ho was Governor Tun nel's assistant sub-treasurer at Chi cago. Then Ito was Stato Treasurer Wulff's assistant, and now lie Is look ing after tho treasury In tho employ of Henry L. Herts. Ho is oiio of Tunuer)s closest friends and bus been for mauy tifrflffifoiiflV I AVf.v CHICAGO, SATURDAY, MARCH 0, 1897-TWELVE PAGES. MR. CHARLES T. YERKES. The man who found Chicago with horse cars and gave it cables and eleotriQ transportation; who found the city limits at Western avenue on the West and Fullertba on the North, and who built up a city beyond them with his splendid transportation facilities. years. The position he has got at pres ent Isn't a Ilea bite In comparison with tho one he almost suro to get. It will bo remembered that Whlttemoro was Gov. Tanner's only groomsmau. So while Col. James Hubert Bruce Van Cteavo Is having a high old time In Washington with the Governor tho place for which ho was popularly sup posed to be billeted Is sllpplug away from him. There is no doubt that Gov. Tanner thinks everything of Van Cleave. But Van won't be tho Insurance Commis sioner of the Stato of Illinois. This plum Is not for him. Its salary Is $3,500 per annum. Its possibilities are great. Tho Held mado by tho law creating tho office Is to a great extent undeveloped. It was created two years ago by a special act of tho General Assembly. The Incum bent of tho office lias at all times any where from no,M)0 to 100.000 In cur rency as fees of the department and de posits put up by insurance companies. Tho man who holds the place could, If he were so disposed, carry all this mon ey around In his trousers jacket. The chances are, however, a prudent man would put tho money In some friendly bank, where It could lie In soak and have earning capacity. It Is tho Iiest thing Tanner lias to give nnybodynndlssupposed to be slated fo Mr. Whlttemore. According to cur rent gossip of the State House. Whltte moro Is to have It. and Van Is to get something else. This Legislature may creato some board. If the Humphrey street car 1111 becomes n law there will he commissioners to fix maximum rates to be charged by slrcet car com panies. One of these places might tit Van. Hon. Andrew J. Hyan will probably bo the Democratic nominee for City At torney. If ho Is, Hoy West can make up his mind to remain up day and night for the rest of the campaign, for If An dy doesn't lieat West to n standstill, many political prophets will miss their guest:. It seems that Fid l.nnilln Introduced an nutl-department -tore bill In he Senate some weeks ago, He Is the candidate for City Clerk Van ('leave's old place, and Is running on a platform which contains an iiuii-iicpnniin-iii storo plank. Lundin was lien yestcr duy, and he doesn't want tho House to get the first whack at the depart ment storo legislation, lie wants to mnko a record for himself and vote for nntl-depnrliufut store legislation. He wants tho Joint sleerlug committee of the House and Senate to meet ami call n Joint caucus to consider this question. Then he wants' to put tho bill right through the Senate as quickly as ho can and go up to Chicago and mnko his campaign on that Issue. Somo of tho other Senators do not ugreo with Lundlu In this particular. They would prefer such a bill be start ed In tho House, and then they could . get tho drop on the trick, so to spcuk. But a few of the lads over In the House aro wise In their generation, and they hope to be couiiultcd In a proper way wheu tho bill gets through tho Senate and comes over to the House. So It's a question of precedent. Frank Collier appeared at tho City Hall Monday with a bundle of papers rolled about a block of wood. "I am an Independent candidate for Mayor and this is my petition," said Collier, depositing tho heavy roll of pa per In the City Clerk's office. I am tho candidate of tbe Cosmopolitan Voters' Icaguo of Chicago, and my petition contains the signatures of :w,000 cltl xens who are going to voto for roe." Tho clerk, after Uniting the papers to be In regular form, Issued a receipt. Unless a coutest Is made., before tbo Board of Election Cnmmlsloners Mr. Collier's name will appear on the offi cial ballot as an Independent candidate for Mayor. Kleetlon Commissioner Keeunn said: "We have no other alter native than to put ills name on the offi cial ballot unless a complaint Is made and subsequent Investigation shows the petition does not contain the required number of signatures." The Kcpuhllcin city ticket Is not said to stand well with Geo. E. Cole and ills Indians. Wheu told of the nomination of Mr. Sears, (Jeo. E. Cole gave vent to tears. South Town Republicans are depend ing on Trude mid Hogan to pull their ticket through. If the Democracy nominate a popu lar Germnn-Ainerlcnn business man, like Henry Sturkart, for South Town Assessor, he will stand an excellent show of election. Hon. Spencer S. Klmbell will suc ceed Alderman Foster I'loui the Twenty-seventh Ward. It. V. Homauo is making a great fight to be elected to the council from the Nineteenth Ward. He has tiled his pe tition with the proper authorities, and unless the Hepuhlleaus Indorse his can didacy, Mr. Itoniauo's vigorous tight may be the means of defeating the He publican West Town ticket. It Is claimed that President McKln ley will appoint, Mr. W, II. Tarnow. owner of the great storage warehouse in the Twenty-sixth Ward, Collector of Internal Itevenue for the Chicago dis trict. Mr, Tarnow Is one of the best business men on the North Side, ami his splendid qiiiillllcatlous would make III ii a a model Collector, The. Chicago police department and ex-members thereof retired on pensions urn going to tight Hepresentatlvo Car mody's proposed amendment to the po lice pension law limiting pensions to !W) n month. A meeting was held Wednesday night In tho office of As sistant Chief Hoss and It was decided to send a committee to Sprluglleld to defeat the amendment. Roserln Madia filed with the Civil Service Commission Tuesday an ntll davit charging that Domlnla Scnlesn Is now working for Supt. Ithodc of the street denning department under the name of Glovnnn Madia, and that he secured his appointment by presenting a civil service card bearing the name of tho latter. Secretary Phelps had a conference with Supt. Rhode In regard to tho mat ter, and tho two at onco began an In vestigation of tho charges. It Is reported that other Italians have made commercial paper out of their civil service cards, and thus derived a prollt from .them. A suit upon the bond of John M. Louergan, four years ago the Treas urer of tho Cook County Democracy, lias been begun in the Circuit Court by that organization. Loncrgnn's bonds man Is Charles S. Pctrle. When he gave up tho office It Is alleged ho owed the organization $800, which he prom ised to pay. At the regular meeting of tho West Park Hoard of Commissioners Wednes day afternoon C. Mnhoney, for four years Superintendent of the West Side Parks, tendered tils resignation. Ac tion on It was deterred. J Mm a nl T. Noomin, attorney for the hoard, suggested the property along Jnckson boulevard from Canal street to Halsted street be assessed $1 per foot to make up tho $27,000 expended. President Wilson will confer with ex President Weeks regarding agreements previously made with the property owners. Warrants weie drawn for salaries due, Ed win Hut tit I Smith, of the Municipal Voters" League, said, regarding the libel suit for $7.'.lKHl brought by Aid. Campbell against Mr. tleorge E. Cole, President of the league, that Mr. Cole has been served with summons In the case nuil that the Executive Committee of the league at Its session Wednesday afternoon requested Francis Laekner mid himself to appear for the defense. The league Is prepared to go to trial and will be glad of the opportunity to place some of the members of the Council on the witness stand. In the meantime the league will continue Its active light ngaliist the candidates for Aldcrumii whom It has condemned as unlit for further public service. It will before election supplement Its prelim inary report touching the retiring nieni- beiH with a detailed repoit upon the records and qunlllleatloiiH of all the candidates who may ho nominated. The Dealing saloon, Virginia, will soon begin her career for 1807. jjq.. THE PEOPLE CALL FOR GAS. They Are Tired of tbe Globe Light and Heat Oil Lamp Service in Chicago. Thousands of Miles Gas Mains Laid in The Taxpayers Have Paid for Gas Lamps, but They Are Furnished with Oil. Probability that the City Oounoil Will Look Into the Matter at an Early Day. People who pay for city gas should get It. There Is no excuse for the city gov ernment to deny to tax-payers t licit plain rights. Yet that Is Just what the city of Chi cago Is doing. Thousands of our tax-p.nycrs have paid their money Into the cite treasury for the purpose of having gnu mains laid In the street and gas lamps put up on their street comers. The gas mains hnve been laid mil the lamp posts erected, but then; is no gas light. On the contrary, tho only thing that hundreds of thousands of our cltl.ens get for light Is the apology for the same furnished by the Glolic Light and Heat Company. The Globe Light mid Heal Company Is now lighting nearly twelve, thousand oil lamps In the city of Chicago that should all bo replaced with gas. In some Instances the oil lamps are placed on top of gas lamp posts! Tho Englo will see to It that the at tention of the Incoming administration Is called to this matter and that tho peopl.) get wlmt they are pnylnj for. When peoplo pay for gas they want gas. They do not want nil. Not even If tho Globo Light and Heat Company has a pull at the City Hall. County Attorney lies has begun the drafting of n bill for passage by the present Legislature, providing for the election of a Superior Court Judge next June, at the same time the Circuit Court Judges are elected. This step Is 'taken, It Is stated, to save tho enmity nil estimated expense of $100,000 to elect a successor to Judge Hreutauo, whoso term expires next fall. When the present law was enacted the County Commissioners were elect ed every year, and It made no differ ence what fall the term of tho Judge expired, as tho election for the Judge and County Commissioners might he held ut tho same time. Attorney lies expects to havo the bill ready to present to tho County Hoard next Monday. The Democrats of the Tenth Ward have divided to nominate popular Thomas Ituwau for Alderman. They will elect htm, too. One of the pleasant things connected with the Dreyer failure was the misery entailed upou n lot of old misers who Invested In mortgages. These misers deserve all that they get. They do not Invest their money In business or In real estate for fear of having to p ly taxes. Whenever they are robbed or skinned tho public rejoices. From the drift of the conversation among the Democratic chieftains who gather dally at Wllllani O'Conuell's headquarters on State street, Carter II. Harrison lias a cinch on the Democratic nomination for Mayor, although Wash Ileslug will have many Democratic supporters at the polls. There aro more deadbeats In the present Legislature than In tiny preced ing one, according to the credit agen cies. What can bo tho future of a country where crooks make tho city ordinances, deadbeats tho Stato laws, and corpora tion tools tho national legislation? The Kagle Is golug to offer for sale next week a choice lot o Judgments against society leaders, dcadbeut A"t w sAjjf flUtevA . m iiwfe vk ,& NUMBER 387. of Streets in Which Have Been Vain. officeholders and other?. The list will be puUlshcd In full, so that' those who desire may buy nice Judgments again! some of our leading cltlxens mid hold them us keepsakes. The Globe Light and Heat Company appears to have a cinch on the City Treasury. Tax payers who pay for gas should get It. The people get nothing from the G1o1n Light mid Heat Company. The Eagle has too large a coustlt.i ency and loo liberal n constituency to servo to ever advocate the election to office of Illiberal men. Chicago must be governed as n me tropolis and not as a country village. Prohibition Is a good thing In Maine, but a iK)or thing In Chicago. Republicans who nvo given to abuslirc Dr. Thomas N. Jnmlcson are very quick to forget good services rendered. Dr. Jmnleson did mora tluin uuy one mnn In tho county to glvoCook County to McKlnley lost fall. Sam Raymond will manage Judge Sears' campaign. Sam, -was never known to be on a 'live one." The city hall Hag was not hoisted Inauguration day. The fact wus much commented on. Jrobab)y tho flag luis not yet imdergone the civil service test. The last Judge that the Republicans nominated for Mayor was Judge Sid ney Smith. He was among those who "also ran." Putting n Jolly good fellow like Sam Hayinoud at tho head of n campaign committee proves that prohibition does not always prohibit. Mr. Sam B, Raymond will be Knilinx. sailor to Colombia. Tlimuiti-west side ticket Is what I hey call It. A resolution for the removal of County Architect Milner will probably lie Introduced at t!n next County Hoard meeting. If George Schneider hud not gleu up that $'.'00,000 to the National Hank of Illinois, people would have thought ho was all right. Now they are mi re that ho Isn't. Tint Kagle would like to hear from persons who have had IiukIiicmi deal ings with the linn of "Hill A. ICurlcht, F.nglneers," etc. HaNo the llremeu's pay. Are the scenes of lust Mimim-i- to ho re-enacted this year on the Heating sa loon Virginia Y It must have been appanut for a long tlmo to those who pride them selves on their descent from the pil grims that tho scepter Is slipping finm tho hands of New 1'ngland mid being grasped by the sturdy and n Miureeful West. This Is possibly due to the fact that tho sturdiest and moxt tcxuuicc ful portion of tho West traces its Hue ago directly buck to Now r.ngland ami thu pilgrims, but It Is of comparatively llttlo Importance to what the oudl tlon Is due. The tiling to 'unsidcr mi I to reckon with Is that tho West no longer turns to tho Fast with humility and awaits Its approval or IH tench' ivMjtJ . itaiwi iJA,i j MJ.