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h W1 ( ' i tm (El) i ca o o liiBr Sftdfe y h' .M i - VOLUME XVI. m with n inn mm. Tbere Are Some Who Must and The People, Without or Condition, Official But the Crooked Men, to Save Themselves, Are Talking for a Non-Partisan Ticket, Believing that in This Way They Can Scorn the Effect of Freemen's Ballots. Tin rotten JiuIk-" ire (Setting "" winy. All of tin cnokl nieu on tin bench sue moving heaven nml earth tn have a "non-paillsnu ticket" Indorsed liy press, public iintl iMillllcliuiH. A "non-purllain" ticket mcatm tin rciiomlmitlnii of nil llie pood. IiiiiI mill Indifferent Judges now u ihe bench. It untiii thnl ni new I1mmI 1 to bo liil'iiHul Into tlif present lusty ntiil, In f sonic Instances, outrageously Incompe tent briidi of Cook Comity. TIiIn 1m ii lino iikiv for IhuI .nii'ii. Hilt tin proplo will linvc mine ol' It. Tin' pooplo know wlio ilii good judges nil', nml they hIso know who I lie bail Judges avi". Anil Ihey wmit to exercise their sov ereign luvrogtrtlvc nt tlio ballot box In rewarding the good nml In punishing thclsid Judge. A iinn-purtlsiin ticket lu CWk Coun ty thin Hiiimiii'i. composed only of tin' olil Judges, means gcuernl llK.iulMfiif- 11(111 Milling Mill VOtl'114. It means the continuation of a -widespread nml growlug belief that the h;il lot In iNiwi'i'd'riM us a redress for grlov rnKM't. Tin1 iiMliiii4lnn of ionie crooked men now on tin' lii'tii'li will jjo hh fur as anything t-Io toward faunlng thut revolutionary Kiiik which Is now slumbering lit IIiIh, iih well iih lu other, coiiiniiinllhs. Down with roiTiiitloii oil the lioucli! Anil down with nuy iniiii or wet of nieu who try to Interfere with the peo ple's rights to choose their own Judges. The term of nil the members of Ihe Circuit hetich expire In June, Judge Hrentnno's term doe not expire until full, lint u Inw him been passed ly the "Legislature, providing for the election of IiIh successor nt the .lime election. The ohjeet of thlt Is to save the ex pense of holding u eoiiuty ehvtlon lu Nnvcndier Hlinply to elect one Judge, .ludgo Mngruder represents thin Sn picnic Court district on the Supreme hench. He Is u Itepiihllemi, iih Ih .ludgo Rrentniio. 4 Following lire the Republican mill Democratic (.'Jrcult Judges r thin coun ty: Republicans-Oliver II. Hortoii. Rich mil S.Tuthlll, A. N Waterman, Klbrldgo Hunecy, lohu OlhlioiiH, .Miner Smith. lWnuind W. Huike, Charles (1. Neely. Deiuwrn Is Murray F. Tuley, Rich mil V. (Mln'ord, Frank linker, Frauds Adams, Thomas (I. Wlndes, Kilwmil I'. IMimie. , The reMiliitlou lutlot-HliiR the prcxeni: JHilKCH, which wiih iiilopteil liy the lie publican Executive Coimulltee, wiih evlileiitly Innplreil liy the frleniln of the present JiiiIkch, bnseil on the iileu that the prcHcnt JuiIkch are heller tttteil for ilin servleeH they perforin by reason of their experience than n new set of men would Ins. The Judges say they are now iilucated, mid It would not Im wise to select new men, because they wmild have to lie educated at the expense of the public, like they have Itccu, and now that you have competent, men on the bench k';c them there. This h a non-partisan Judiciary nwimeut, and N only coueurivd In by men who mo diawliiK the Judges' salary and llielr ndiiiliviu The liar Couiuilttee, self-appointed mid Kelf-eouHtltuted, ap peared before the ltepublleau Kxeuu live (,'ouiinlttee, uud persuaded that cnmiiilttee to renominate for re-elect Ion all Ihe present JiuIki'-., because they tv well iiualltled. It Is wt'll for us to In ijulrii Into the situation of these pres ent Indies, when they and their friends IijhIM that they mo the proper persotiH to dispense Justice mid equity In l.'ooJt County, uud raise tliu iniestlou Men on tbe Benoh Step Down Out. Regard to Age, Sex Demand Their Heads. .11- to whether .ut tlie'eiiiuliiK Judicial election other men in the IckiiI profes slun of 7.(100 lawyers lu Cook County, competent men. could not be found, mid that the different political parties are not competent to select tliem. AVe do not desire to raise any ipicstlon of iuallllcat!oii. l-'or the sake or the iti'KU mem we will admit that all the men on the bench are ittalltleil to perform their duties, but (hat will not prevent us from reviewing the present condition of things. We have sixteen ltepublleau .Indues lu Circuit and Superior Courts of Cook County: we Hud twelve Demo cratic JiiiIkcs. Three Itcpuhllcmi Judges lu the Third Ward, and one Democratic Jiiilue hi that ward; three Democratic Judges In the l-'oiirth Ward, and one Itepulillcan Juihjii In that ward. We tlml three Judges In the Kleveuth Ward two Democrats and one Republican mid .Indue lColilsant, of the Probate Court, also resides lu that ward. In the Twelfth Ward, two Kepubllcaus: In the Thirty-second Ward, two Demo crats mid one ltepublleau; lu the Twenty-fourth Ward, two Democrats; lu the 'Thirty-fourth Ward, one ltepublleau: lu the Second Ward, one Democrat: in the Tnenty-tlfth Ward, one Republi can: and .ludKo'Ciirtcr, a ltepublleau, In the Twelfth Ward. Thirteen of these JiutecK mcon:f he Mouth .Side, six on the West Hide, mid live on the North Side mid four lu the county. Neeley at Kvmistnii, Dunn In Itlver Forest, AVJtides lu Wimietka, mid Hall lu Dak Turk. Kliilit of these Judges on the South Side are In the Third and Fourth Wards, IIvIiik on less than a mile Mpiare. Six of these Judges are resid ing ou the AVest Hide, llvlusr oil less than two tulles square. To say that these wmds are the only wards In which there Is suitable timber, mid that they ate the only nieu lu these wards that are suitable 1o occupy the bench, Is au Insult to every Democratic and Republican lawyer lu Cook Comity. To Miy thai only ten -wards of the city of (,'IiIimko shall be represented ou Ihe bench, without a eoniest at a primary election, Is a violation of the sacred rlu'hts of every voter. Democrat or lte publleau. lu Chicago; uud 'without any ilHiesjMrl to the men who have en gineered the lion-partisan Judiciary of Cook County we think It no more than fair that Judges of the Circuit ami Dis trict Courts should take their chances before the people at primaries equally iiccordiuK to law. To pursue that course would command the respect and couildcuce of voters, and could not be frltlclscd. .' Hut now In view or the fact that the ltepublleau party or Cook County is In had repute ut Washington, and under a cloud at SprliiKllelil. II would be well enough for the Republican managers to submit al political quest Ions to the volets of their party, and have a rresh expression at the ballot-boxes of the desires and Intentions of a majority of the voters of the ltepublleau parly; and In view of the fact that the ltepublleau parly Iiiih been retired from power, and a majority of the voters have voted for ii mail whom they denominated as a bolter, and lu view of the fact that the present Democratic powers are bolters from the regular Democratic organization, it would he well cuoimh to refer all political questloim to the primaries. One of the reasons why the Demo crat ft; leaders do not Join III the cheap non-partisan cry Is that they want to cct rid of some of the Democratic Judges mid want lo titko care of several nisn who have Judicial aspirations, one of these U Charles N. Thornton, who was the Chairman of Mr. IlarrlsonV campaign commlllee, J Js cjajmed CHICAGO, SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 1807 that the only Democrats who will be leiioinluated pro Tuley, Adams and Dunne. Another question tlett Is bclm: con sidered Is the rcorj.'unly.iitlon of the county committee. It Is repirded as desirable to have a committee that N In hearty aecord with the Harrison ad ministration. If the committee gets to gether and concurs lu the resolution adopted by the ltepublleau committee It will -not he 'accessary to hold a con vention, and If a convention Is not held the personnel of the committee will not chnuKC, mid consequently an opportu nity will not he presented for a reor ionization, .lust how much tliete ts to this desire to reorganize the commit tee Is not known, but there has been some quiet talk ou the subject, There are several members the Harrison peo ple wish to legislate off the committee. Those who want to get ou tho Isiard are especially anxious to have the lion partisan agreement kicked over, as they believe this Is a Democra lie year, and they feel that the Democrats can elect a full ticket. There are three men the organization Is especially anxious to take care of, as their services lu party matters are appreciated. Due l (irauvllle W. Drowning, who Is slated for Corporation Counsel under .Mayor elect Harrison. Mr. Drowning, It Is said, greatly prefers a place ou the bench lo the position of Corporation ComiM'l, and If an agreement can be llxed up by which he J reasonably sure of being nominated he will decline .Mr. Harrison's offer, If It should be made. Tills would work uttlsfactorlly, as .luilge Payne, of the Superior Court, Is anxious to retire from the bench. His name Is also being considered by .Mr. Harrison lu connection with the pos tlouof Corporation Counsel, and should the placu be accepted by the Judge Ids place on the bench could be tilled at the .luue election. William Prentiss of tfvunston Is an other man whose parly hervlccs have been apprci laird. Ho is also regarded as a good lawyer and, It Is said, would make an excellent Judge, Ho has been the candidate for Congress twice In a hopelessly ltepublleau district, and has Ivcii prominent in local and State con ventions. The other man Is Charles S. Thorn ton, He Is ambitious lo get ou the bench and his party associates are anxious that he shall have this ambi tion giatllled, There Is no doubt but he could have a place lu Mr. Harrison's cabinet If he desired It, but he announc ed some lime ago that ho did not want a place In tho city hall mid his filejnls "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL voc it MR. JAMES J. CASEY, Tho Well Known Furnlturo Morchnnt and Publlo soon caused It to be known he cvpecti'd a Judicial nomination this r-prlug, It will then be recti that there 'lie many icasons why the Dciuocrutr- will relitse to concur In the action of the Republicans, and It will not be a ur pi be If both parlies nominate full tick ets. Among some of the other Deuiociatle attorneys who are looking for a Judi cial nomination are tin so: It. M. Wing, Lawrence 1. Koyle, Austin Sexton, Lawrence K. Cmils, M. P. Itrady. Col onel Francis T. Colby and .1. A. Daub Ion. There Is Mime talk of nominating lirtii'ial .1. C. Illack, the Culted Slates DM i let Attorney. The fact that Gen eral ill.tck refused to be the candidate of the iold Democrat h for Coveruor last fall Is appreciated by the Demo cratic organization. He Is regarded as au excellent mini for a place on the hetich. Lawyers all over the city are laugh ing over the candidacy of "Shadow" At wood, of Lake View, for .luilge, When ever a judicial vacancy occurs, the "Shadow" bobs up. lie has bobbed up again, but then lie will bob down again. One of the brightest young biislnesi men In Chicago Is Mr. .lames .1. Casey, president of P. Casey's SnnV great furniture and carpet establishment. -II to -1" rth avenue, Mr. Casey N a typi cal Chliago.iu, having been born on the West Side twenty-nine years ago. Fir many years he held a ivspotMb'.o poMthm with Robert Law, the veteran coal dealer, until the death of liN fath er, whin he took entire charge of the vreat establishment of which ho is now the head. The llrni of P. Casey's Sous docs a Inihlness second to none hi the city of Chicago lu the Hun of saloon, stoio and olllce II Mures, leo boxes, mirrors, tables, chairs, etc. A d'w years ago Mr. Casey married Miss Maude Clifford, the charming daughter of Mr. .lohn Clifford, secretary of lite L. Wollf Manufacturing Company, and they lime since resided In their lovely home at ."tl Cleveland avenue, Thomas ,T. Dawson, chairman of the Democratic Cauipal,it Committee of the Twenty-sixth Ward, Is prominent as a candidate for chief assistant pros ecuting attorney under the new adiiilu Istratlmi. Mr. Dawson Is one of the best known young lawyers lu tho city and has been actively Identlllod with politics In Itavcuswood for several years pnst. Ills candidacy for assist- IN NONE.' TWELVE PAGES. tHt cieo rM3To-ee. ., 70-ci iirtM Ay., cmicco. Spirited Citizen. nut prosecuting attorney I- backed by A. W. Maltby, Alderman from the Twenty-second Ward: T. .1. o'MalU'.v. Alderman from the Twenty-third Ward: Ald.-elcet .Mangier, or the Twin-ty-llrst Ward; William Scldake. Alder man from the Twenty-sixth Ward: .lohu .1. Phllliln ,1r one or the largest property on uers on the North Side, and ii number of other DeiuiK'r.itle voters In that section of the city. .lohu It. ltcnsley and Lloyd .1. Smith are now members of the itoard of IM tictitloti, tho Council having continued the appointments Monday night. Mr. ltcnsley was formerly president of Hyde Park for two terms before the town was annexed to the city. He Is president of the Hyde Park IJIeclile Light and Power Company and Is au ex-presldent of the Hoard of Trade, of which he is still a member. He came to Chicago lu UCKI from Sprlngvllle, lJrle County, N. Y. Mr. lleusley Is married and has a son, .lohn It. Ileus ley Jr., lu Cornell, and a daughter, Martle S. lleusley, who Is an artist. Ills home Is at Kills and Oakwood ave nues. For several weeks he has hot a cotillucd to the house by au attack of grip, but Is better now. The appointment was made at Ihe suggestion of Aid. Mavor and the term Mill expire .luue .'III next. Lloyd .1. Smith comes very near be ing a typical Chicago man. In force of character, energy and effectiveness, In tho care for a good name and the regard for au obligation, he Is repre sentative of the town with which his IV.vt lines are united. He Is a native of Indiana, having hi'tti born lu Porter County Sept. It). IfeiKI, The public school at Wheeler, a village, provided the beginning of his education, lie studied later at the normal school In Valparaiso, and then came to Chicago, His equipment was a perfect il.vn.tmo of citi-rgy and au unfaltering faith that the future would pay him what he cat netl, He worked III u humble ca pacity for three years at the North western National Hank, and then took a llyer in the further Wot Just, by way of experience. Itittirnlng In less than a year, he found employment with the Central Kleyator Company, In 1HSS he Meat with the Santa Fe Klevator and Dock Company, and lu 1MI0 he came secretary and treasurer of that concern mid manager of the business, He Is a stalwart ltepublleau, a club man and tho possessor of a line home at ltd Hvanston avenue. Ills wife was Miss Sadie II. Hall, whose father was a pioneer hi Chicago. -gy lv &l&$9?Wj$W'i?3 KmmmA BjjVjjVjjVjjVjjVjjVBjj m mm The Legislature Should and Will Pass the Bills Introduced by Sen ator Humphrey. They Merely Aim to Protect the Vested Property Rights of Great Busi ness Interests, And to Prevent Sandbaggers from Ruining Enterprises Which Employ Thirty Thousand Men. Dignified and Manly Statement of Mr. Chas. T. Yerkes on Wednesday Last. Spilnglli Id. 111.. April M. lMi7.-The Humphrey bills will probably pass the Senate to-morrow. Chailes T. Ycrke. who has done more for Chicago than any other living man. was here to-day and made the following manly and straight forward statement regenllug the measure: "I have been studying llice bills for some lime, and It may be that I am all wiling It may be that I am living In diehinland'-biit It appears to me that the bills protect the citizens or Chi cago. "It Is stated that the establishment of a commission which shall take charge of certain matters takes Hie powers away from the City Council, which Is the representative branch of our government lu the large cities. It does nothing of tlie kind. What It does Is this: It establishes certain rules un der which the street railways are to ! operated. Some or these rules I do noi like. Fur Instance, It says how much In ail way we shall give to our cars. It describes the kind of cars we me to use. It prescribes the lime III which we a iv to run them, Whether that might be protltable or uuprolltable, we are bound to abide by the decision or that commission. They say the City Council can do that. That Is wry true. The City Council could do It every week, and the probability Is that would be about the condition of affairs If you gave that power to a City Council. Hut the main point lu the powers of the commission Is that the bill regulate Ihe manner In which ordinances arc to be passed by the City Council. Prac tically It does not take from the Coun cil anything. It merely says th.it the City Council shall do this business lu a proper manner. The bill provides (list that when au ordinance Is pre settled It shall be accompanied by cer tain signatures. That Is the law at Ihe present time and It Is not ptopi.-cd to change that law. "Now, what this bill proposes Is this; When It Is contemplated having a streit railroad lu any particular street the signatures or the property-owners are obtained, and It is necessary Hint a majority lu frontage or the property owners shall sign that petition. That petition then Is handed over to the commissioners, The commissioners ex amine that petlllon-examine the route over which the Hue Is laid and they decide, llrst, Is It necessary to have a street railway lu that street. There are very ninny times when streets are laid out for a proposed railroad whero theie Is no necessity for wllilteve There Is no doubt or that, and every one living lu Chicago must be aware or the fact. This committee decides whether there Is really a necessity for a street railroad in thai street. Now, that Is not anything new. It Is not original lu this Stale, It Is done lu New Yolk always. There Is a conimls slou tin re that has charge of Jiwi that kind of budiiess. Now, alter they have concluded that that street Is a proper one to place a street railroad lu, ihoy examine these petitions; they go over them ami dctcrmlno whether the sig natures are genuine ami valid or not, When they have concluded that the petition Is valid and the petition Is the foundation on which the ordinances must rest-they send It to the City Council, "Tho City Council would then frame the ordinance, and they would pass Just such au ordinance as they choose. They could put all the restrictions In to It which they might think necessary. This hill even provides that whatever restrict Ions are placed lu au ordinance by tho City Council shall he a contract, and the parties taking that ordinance must comply with the terms of the NUMBER 393. mm m contract. It Is not for the commission ers to dcicrmlue wliuMlleelly shall do. The City Council passes the ordinance, we will assume. They pass It lu tin; name of the three commlssloneis. Tin; coiuiulosloiieispm that ordinance up ut public auction for sale to the highest bidder. Now. I mention that lo contra dict the assertion that this bill taken the power away rrom the City Council. All the power that Is taken away Ih that the City Council may or limy mil verify these petitions. "lu regard to the manner of treating our men. It Is hardly necessary to re vert to that subject, but such strong assertions have been made here that I think It Is proper that I should reply to them. The gentleman who made those assertions said that our corporations were very hard on the worklugnicn that we did everything we could to on presH our employes. At Ihe same Hum he told you that we paid more wages to our employes than any other com pany lu these Fulled States, ami that menus than anywhere else lu the world. "Now. I admit one thing, and that Is that at the time we hud the big strike; I opposed the labor union, and lu thai way I suppose made myself very un popular with that class or people. 1 did It because I thought It was best for me to run our railroads rather than the commit tee or gentlemen who walk ed around to our car barns and at tempted to do It ror us. "Now. In regard to what we do for our men, and what these same labor unions iloii't, I will state what we do. We have at the North Chicago Hall load Company's otllco what we call a gratuity fund. We there have what we call our own benevolent associa tion. When a man comes Into our em ploy the rule of that benevolent asso ciation provides that when he has been three mouths he shall then partake of Its benellts. The benellls are these; "If a man Is taken sick we hae oin doctors; and they are good oncs-tbey are chosen from the best men on the North Side Dr. Truman Miller Is at the head or the stair. Our doctors look alter the weiraro or that man. They take as good care as can be taken or him. Our rule provides that that shall last three mouths, but there has never been a case where we stopped taking care of au invalid at the cud of thret mouths, lu fact, we have men ou our rolls who have been Invalids for ronr years, mid we expect them to be there as long as they live. Another provision Is that during the sickness of a man we pay lilm one-third or his wages, mid wo guarantee that that shall amount to, at least, oiie-thlril of $1.i. Another pro vision Is that If a man dies his family shall receive sim. Ii" he has a wife the Slllil goes to her. If he has no wife, but lias children, the treasurer lakes euro of llioStiHInnd spends It for the beuctll ol' the children, If ho has neither wlfo nor children, It then goes to his par ents, If he has no wife, children or parents, It then goes to whomsoever ho chooses to will It; ami If he wills it to no one the company keeps It, Now thai Is the had way lu which we treat our employes, and that Is all done without any subscription whatever from lint employes. "It Is said that the people should bit considered lu lids matter. I do not know that there Is anything lu these bills that does not consider the people. It Is all well enough to talk about tho people this mid the people that It iu very popular and wo htm often taken notice that when a speaker Is a little away from the subject and has not gol his points right at hand he will then be gin to talk about the rights of the peo ple, 1 contend thai those bills are for f Alf.tjJ afe,- SJ.mMA,Hw-i.MfinX"'iWi' tt - t -j V,w. 4 .-. afcukMrtMuft, 'iwtUjL- .