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t ffm. h'jS -t5s.TP.n ' 7iy?'r'..v'y, J,?P5(3TR, " '' THE OHIOAOO H-A-a-ILir - JLM jr tfce Cbtcago fugle PWUSHED EVERY SATURDAY ENltT F. DONOVAN. AWf Jail Stwtpfr, Fwtta mm4 TrmtkM. MMCVPnON RATES, 12 H PER YEAR u. comnneinoM to P. MNOVAtf. Eeitersse rratrktw. H4 TMrtMfc MIMtaf , a M. Conor Wathiegtoa 8t and Fifth Aft. at the rostoflee at Chieaao. Ulb M seeoad-olaM aattcr. LARGEST weekly cmcnunoN IN CHICAGO. NOTICE. St The Eagle can be ordered at Cbarlea Macdoaald & Co.'a literary emporium aa book store, OS Washington street, li. H. Jackson's periodical and news aleaet, 90 Clark street, Betot E. Burke's book, stationery, periodical and newspaper depot, 840 Dhrtskm street, Merman Ilouie news stand, Palmer House news stand, Tremont Ilouse news stand. W. E. 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Whitney George A., G18 W. Lake Wbyte Alexander M.. 347 W. OStb Wilson Ida B., 413 Wabash ar. Wolf Simon, 045 N. Wells Wood Ernest, 2070 W. Congress Woodward F. E.. rotunda 188 Madison And at all first-class news stands it the West. REFORM IS THE CRY. A meeting of representatives of the political committees of various clubs nnd organizations latcrcMcd In prim u ry election reform wits held nt the room of the Civic Federation to con sider ways nml menu for bringing prouro to bear upon the Governor to Include the subject of prltuiiry election reform In the mill for nn extra session of the Legislature. The subject of prim ary election reform wan coupled with that of revenue reform lit the petitions to the Governor which have Iteen circu lated for several weeks, and which have received numerous signatures. At the last session of the Legislature the primary election bill came near padng, and, It Is believed, would have passed If It could have been reached two hours earlier hi the closing session, but the effort made at that time has served to create a strong sentiment, which will be of great nsslstnuce In a pedal session. Chairman MncMlllan stated the ob ject of the meeting to be the discussion of plans for urging upon Governor Tanner the Importance of Including the subject of primary election reform In the list of subjects to lie considered, provided a special session of the Gen eral Assembly Is called. John S. Miller, of the Political Com mittee of the Union League Club, urged that action be Immediately taken to Impress uinmi the Governor the fact that la the subject of primary election reform there were more clubs, organi zations and people Interested than even In the subject of revenue reform. He offered the following resolutions, which were unanimously adopted: Resolved, That the Governor lie re lcctfully urged, In the event, of the calling of a seelnl sessloii of tho Leg islature, to Include In his otllclnl call the subject of reform In the primary election laws ns one of the matters for legislative consideration nt said special session. Resolved further. That a committee of fifteen be appointed by the chairman of vthls meeting to lay this matter be fore the uoveroor nnu to take sitcii oth er steps ns may lie necessary to further tho objects of these resolutions. Edwin I). Wheelock, president of tho Christian Citizenship League, brought out the fact that the organizations rep resenting the league have lieon actively engaged In the effort to obtain primary election reform and purification of poli ties for many years, that the member ships of the Ep worth League, Chris tian Endeavor Society nud other church organizations represented In the league are lu sympathy with this movement nud that this sentiment exists not only In Chicago, but throughout the Stnte. Further remarks were made by Ed win A. Sehell, George E. Cole, Law rence P. Boyle, Edwin Burritt Smith, Adolph Nathan, George L. Douglass, Wlllum A. Giles and Nlcholay Gren stnd. It was sold In behalf of the labor or ganisations represented thnt'thero was an overwhelming sentiment among la bor unions for prlmnry election reform, and If nn extra session Is called the la bor unions of Chicago arc almost to a man lu favor of Including In the call the subject of primary election reform. There were members of the following organizations present at this meeting: Union League, Iroquois, Marquette, Hamilton and Lincoln clubs, Municipal Voters' League, Christian Citizenship League, Building Trades Council, Typo graphical Union, Federation of Labor, Bricklayers' Union and Civic Federa tion. INTERCEPTING 8EWER8 ROW. Commissioner McGnnn has notltled the Democratic members of the Drain age Board that any political differences existing between them nnd any heads of departments of Mayor Harrison's ad ministration must not be allowed to In terfere with tho progress of the work on intercepting sowers for the city. He has declared to them that If the Drain ago Bo-ird persists In withholding dell nlte plaus for harmonizing tho main channel with the proposed Intercepting sewers of the city he will appeal to Mayor Harrison in the mime of the city nnd the taxpayers and on iM-half of the public health for assistance. President Kelly of the Drnlnngo Board Is In harmony with McGnnn; so Is Frank Wenter. Alex Jones gets the credit of Wing the oue who has hung up things M that the city Is unable to make progress with Its Intercepting sewer plaus, ami the work Is nt u stand still. The story as It comes to Commis sioner McGanu Is as follows: Alex Jones nud Frank Davidson, sup erintendents of sewers, are both resi dents of the Thirty-fourth ward. Da vidson Is a warm personal friend of John T. Keating of the School Board. So Is Mayor Harrison. Keating Is a candidate for clerk of the probate court one year from now. Davidson Is sup porting him, and so, practically. Is the .Mayor. Alex Jones wishes to be coun ty Judge one yearfiom now, but ho can not win lu the nominating convention If Kent In,' from his ward Is uomluutcd for probate clerk. One of the two men must stop aside and Jones Is determin ed that It shall lie Keating. Davidson has charge of the Intercept lug sewer work of the city, subject to the approval of McCaun. Davidson has had to meet the Drainage llo.il 1 to se cure from It the main channel plans, which are to bo lu accord with tho city's plans, Jones, as the xtory runs, lu order to weaken Davidson political ly aud dlxcrcdlt him with the adminis tration and also to break down his suit port of Keating, has been having tho Drainage Board plans held hack, or, when given out lu piecemeal, made mis leading. McGami has detected this, aud while not openly charging It to Jones, has called lu the Democratic members of the board, laid the situa tion before them, showed them how the city was suffering from delay, and demanded Instant action. The Democratic members of tho Itoard are: Kelly, Wenter, Smyth nud Jones. Tho llrst two nru working to gether, Jones Is a freelance, nml Smyth lands every time when he thinks the ground Is thu softest. As a result of the conferences which McGanu has held all the week with trustee, an ac tive effort Is now to be made to secure the completion of all plaus which the city needs, thus eunbling McGanu to commence the Intercepting sewer work nt an early date. Aiient the politics at this time dom inating the Drainage Board work, the tip Is given out and backed by Pres ident Kelly that William Boldenweck will be the next President of the tmnrd. He will lie elected 111 December, and the votes for htm will bo Kelly, Wenter. Hmyth, Mallette, Carter and Kckhart. The plan of the trustees backing Bold- enweck Is to get him Into oulce without a pledge and then to commence a rush campaign for the completion of the channel by Jan. 1, 1000, nt the latest. Boldenweck has made statements that If elected he will eliminate tmlltles from the board and save it from the po litical destruction to which It appears to be rushing now. He wishes to make It n business Ismrd again. Commission er McGnuti wishes It to be thnt wnv now, and promises if n change does not take place a lively row over the failure of the trustees to work with the city on the Intercepting sewer plans. Mayor Harrison desires that the work on the Intercepting sewers should be fully under way before the comple tion of his tlrst term. Next to the gar bage contract, he considers It to Ih th . most Important work of his adminis tration. MOVE FOR CONSTITUTIONAL VISION. RE- The suggestion Is made that the Chi cago real estate Iwurd take up the agi tation for it constitutional convention. It Is to be hoped the suggestion will be carried out. The real estate board stands excep tionally well In this community. Its memliers have taken n deep Interest In certain legislative reforms of great Im portance to the public as well as to themselves. The establishment of the Torrens system of land transfers was due almost entirely to the persistent ef forts of the real estate board. Thu pas sage of the special assessment law nt the Inst session of the Legislature was lu great part the result of Its worK. No other body of men has lice i more active lu the cause of revenue reform or has done more to educate public seh tlment'to the need for revenue legisla tion. Hitherto, however, efforts In this dlrcctlou have been futile. It Is recog nized by members of the real estate board as well ns by others that It docs not He lu the power of the Legislature under the present constitution to pass n revenue law that will be satisfactory. The need Is for a revision of the con stitution so ns to permit the establish ment of a sensible and scleutttlc rev enue system. No body Is better quali fied than the Chicago real estate board to undertake the work of agitation for a constitutional convention. Chicago In more ways than one needs to be freed from the bonds that Impede Its progress. Revenue reform Is only one of the questions which a constitu tional convention would Ik; called up on to consider. Revision of the funda mental law would make possible tho development of Chicago's municipal life where otherwise Its activity must be repressed and perverted and Its growth stunted. JOHN M'QOVERN ON OLD CHICAGO. Times-Herald: When I arrived In Chicago, as late as 1808, Dearborn street had its southern terminus nt Monroe street, and there was a marble cutter's yard there; also one near Madi son and State street. The Tribune of fice wns where the Olympic Theater Is, the Republican (Inter Ocean) wns opposite tho Title aud Trust building on Washington street, tho Journal, Post nud Times were nil on the west side of Dearborn street, In the order named, with the Journal on the north. The Richmond Hotel, on South Water street, was considered tho swell thing. Tho Tremont Ilouse stood nt tho south east corner of Randolph nud Dearborn streets. Lake street was thu chief thoroughfare. Tho horse cars ran ou Randolph street us far west as Robey and Luke. The all-night hack stand was at "Mack's" saloon and restau rant, ou the site of Wlllonghby-Hlll's, southeast comer Clark nud Madison. There was an oddly stKitted stone church (First Presbyterian )on Wabash avenue, near Madison street. A steepled church had been lately aban doned nt tho southwest corner of Chirk and Washington streets, nud Bnlko opened It ns a billiard hall. When the new Board of Trado opened (In 1808) the Brunswick blllard hall was next to It, with n great gas-light transpar ency. The scene In this hall, after the theater was out, was tho most brilliant of It's kind that I have over seen, In those days the game of billiards was what baseball, golf, football and bi cycling all together now are. It was fashionable to play billiards. The handsomest of nil the players wns Johnny Coon. Pierre Car mo had a hall under Wood's Museum, where the Schiller Theater now Is. We all sup posed our Curmo was tho best billiard player that ever was. Imagine our astonishment when another and very disagreeable Frenchman without waxed mustachlos, like Carme's with mere side whiskers of Indifferent cul ture a Frenchman named Rudolphc came along aud beat Carme as badly as Grant beat Greeley, ns McKluley beat Bryan! It was the tlrst time Chicago ever felt a defeat. Rudolphc could do one thing I never saw anyone else accomplish before his time. The two billiard balls being placed on their spots, he wtuhl place the cue-ball beside the nearest spotted ball ami make a draw from the other spotted ball, effecting a caioni without a cushion. He usually succeeded twice out of three attempts, When he got It at the first attempt it was a line sight. He started a hall nn Clark street, near the present Grand Opera House, ami his wife, tho Madamu Rudolphc, help ed lu its management. At this time Tom Foley had a small billiard hall where Thomson's restau rant stands next tho alley say six tables, Jimmy Cusnc-k was tho clerk. Johnny McDuvitt, champion, was there a good deal. Hero tho newspaper men played their billiards four-ball, no pocket game, three points and two iwtlnts to a shot. Franc Wllkle, Tod Cowles, Fred Cooke, i.Menchain, Mini Mcdlll, Jim Huynln (now Henri Hnyulo of Paris), W. . Walker, Sam Steele, W. K. .Sullivan, George Gordon, Frank McClenthen, Charlie Andrews, Oliver Perry, aud others might bo seen hero every day. Froltnbly the best player of all Avns Dove Brock, still of the Tri bune, ns he was always about the best of the chess players, iitthough lu chess It lay bctwcc.il him and tall Bock, who played such parts as Polonlus nt Me Vlekor's Theater. Tom Foley was already thinking of base-ball. lie hoarded ntiMrs. Laccy's, on the site of 4 ho north entrance to thu now demolished postolllce. nml after ward took Hodes, Craver, Meyerle, Jim my Wood, (Mart King nud the rest of the first league thither to board also. There hnd been a great tournament the year or so before. The tin booby horn had been won by Peentonlca hence the Pcvntniilcn Horn. Noltody could defent the Cincinnati red stockings. Think of It! They wont nlwut two years with out iineetlng their match! Of course Chicago expected the pennant when Tom Foley went out after It, and so the Chicago club went South to practice. 'At Memphis, I think It was, they play ed on the side of a hill. They made l.'li runs and the other side declined to chase any more balls. In Chicago the games were played at Dexter Park, In the stock yards. The season opened with 4i signal defent of the Rockford club (old Anse nud Spalding In It) and after a large final row with Cliiclnn.ul Chicago complacently declared Tom Foley's team the champions of Amer ica, and lots on Ashland avenue and lulth street were marked up according ly. Excellent Tom Foley I A pleasing memory out of other days a man al ways gentle rather than urbane, gen erous, enterprising, trustful, nud even uncomplaining the friend of all who sorrowed and were heavy laden. The next year our white stockings hnd tho Into Xonmtu T. Gnssutte for their financial kicker, aud played on the lake front. At a critical nud uni versally asthmatic moment In some game on this lake front I can still see George Marsh, n rank outsider, plod ding across the nwf til field, on his way to kick to the umpire a feat of auda cious absent-mindedness 1 never saw equaled. The other day I went Into a book store, and there was our ball-promoting Xonnnn T. Gnssctte' library for sole a collection of ancient theol ogythe books of Meucltis, Zoroaster, 'Menu, the Vedns, tho Talmud, Tar gums, I union's Ancient Faiths, the Land of Moab, Journeys In Amnion, Edom, Horch, -Mldlan, Book of the Dead, Asiatic Society a row of these books fifty feet long. How strange the contrast! By day traveling with bull- voiced (Mart King, and hearing him 1mIIow nt Hodes; by night Journeying with Israel from Goshen, through Hor ch, "Mldlan, Edom and Moab, plautlug the ark at Gllgutl JOHN M'GOVERX. THE TRIUMPHANT LOOP. The successful openlnjc of tho ele vated loop brings the furthest southern (tolut of the business section as near to tho people of tho great West Hide as the nearest northern polut wns a few years ago. State street to Van Huron, nnd all the streets east of the river aud between Lake and Van Buren, now ace In easy rcuch of theiteople who live In the far southwest or northwest of the city, while the Inhabitants of the cen tral western section have cholci be tween cable, trolley, nud eJoctrlc ser vice to all the (treat stores aud to the chief office district of tho city. There Is not another city lu thu world in which tho street car service Is so rapid, so comfortable, and so cheap as that of Chicago. It Is marvelous that it should be thus, for two of the newsNipcrs, one morning aud ono evening, luivc been persistent for years in indention of tho promoters of street railways nud lu efforts to Impede their progress, aud during the last two years another Jour nal has striven to bo more abusive and obstruslve than Its elder brethren. If any or all of these newspapers hnd acted powerfully titon the public opln lou Chicago to-day would have a street cor service of the third class. , Every Improvement the change from horse to cable itowcr, the introduction of elec tricity ns a motive force, nud the con struction of elevated roads has been vchiMiiently but vainly opposed by the three Journals that innko extreme pro fession of moving with a purpose sin gle to the public good. But here we nrel Aud here they are! The citizens are rejoicing lu Improved conditions of travel; the peculiar trinity of newspapers Is striving hard to pre vent the possibility of further Improve ments. But the Improvements will come In the future, ns they have lu tho past, despite demagogic opposition. RECOUNT SEATS HON. WALSH. JAMES Wo congratulate Hon. Clayton E. Crafts In having been nble to "stop crookedness In tho lftth precinct of the Seventeenth Ward," and Mr. James Walsh because ho will now receive his certificate as alderman for tho Seven teenth Wind, to which he was honest ly entitled last April. Aldermen Kali ler nud Blower have gained nothing but unenviable notoriety by their dilly-dallying methods lu counting the ballots, and Justice has at last been done Hon. James Walsh, alderman elect from Ward Seventeen. Ever since the contest began Judge Carter has had a watch of two men constantly guarding the ballots. The watclimcp were William Mill, Frank Wall. A. C. James, P. II. Shcclmn, W. J. 11. Nets tadt and M, C. Sullivan. Speaking of the matter Immediately after the closing of the recount, Judge Carter, who was present, said: "The result of the recount substan tiates the evidence given beforo mo -it the preliminary Hearing or the charges against the Judges and clerks of elec tion lu the Kith precinct, ft exposes completely the boldest attempt to de feat tho will of the people that has come to my notice for a long time. The omy way io stop tins uisruputaiti? ami flagrant system of falsllicatloii of re turns will be to convict nnd, to tho full est extent, of the law, punish the otil clals Implicated. I will earnestly urge thu State's attorney to proceed against thu Indicted officials of thu 10th pre cinct at tho earliest possible opportu nity. "Usually tho chain of ovhlenco In such case Is broken and u conviction problematical, but tho facts lu this case seem to warrant my saying thnt the Statu will not bo hampered by any such difficulties with relation to the trial of those implicated In the fraud." The penalty for the offeiMo with which the Indicted men are charged Is from live to ten years lu the penitentiary. AN EXCELLENT VETO. The Mayor vetoed Monday night the Council ordinance to set fifteen men nt work nt street repairing In each ward, under the direction of the aldermen representing It. He gave three reasons for his veto, nny one of which wns suf licleiit, and he could have assigned oth er good reasons hnd he cared to do so, The Mayor stated that no appropria tion had been made lu the annual ap propriation bill to pay these street re pairers, nmi hence no provision could Ik1 made for their payment now with out vlol.ii'ng tho Stnte law. In the next place, the ordinance practically created o tikes nnd apioltitcd ntdermen to fill tiiem. In violation of n charter provision, And, flnnlly, the ordinance Imposed new duties on the aldermen without Increasing their pay, The aldermen of Chicago ore today overworked, and to ndd to the burden of duties expected of ward foremen to the other cans of stnte which harass them would be little short of actual Inhumanity, aside from the fact that the Olgnlty of their office would be si rlotisly Impn'tod by requiring them to work v. lib pick nud shovel In the public thnioiighfares. The Mryor might have added that the ordinance .was not adopted for the nub ile good, la.t for the private Item-fit of ntdermen, who would like to have some city employes under their Immediate orders, to run their errands and elec tioneer for them. These street repair ers, while imld by the city, would do little work for It, but a great deal for their aldcrmunlc Imsscs. In spite of the force of the reasons assigned by the Mayor twenty-four nl dermen loted to pass the ordinance over his veto, while only thirty-six voted in the negative. The twenty-four are so ernxy to get some men on the pay rolls whom they can boss that they are willing to violate all the laws on the statute books. M'ANDREWS TO SUCCEED 0AHAN AS CHAIRMAN. A meeting of tho Democratic County Central Committee has been called for next Tuesday evening. The meeting of the . Democratic committee will also start the campaign of the officers of thnt body. At present It Is In tint cards to re-elect Thomas Gahiin Chairman by acclamation. It Is claimed by many, however, thnt this plan will lie blocked by the time the committee meets. Gil lian Is not counted as n stanch Harri son man. He favored the nomination of A. S. Trude Inst spring. There Is no denying the fact thnt Tunics McAndrews, the Commissioner of Buildings, Is n prltno favorite of Mayor Hnrtisoii, nnd It Is Itclleved by many thnt Harrison Is not nverso to having McAndrews succeed Gulinn us Chairman. It Is claimed that the Mayor Is In serious doubt on to Guhuu s loyal ty, but he Is confident thnt ho can couut ou McAndrews nt every stage of the game. A lending Democrat, In speaking of the mntter, said Wednesday: "James McAndrews will turn tho tables ou Tom Gahan and succeed him ns Chair man of the County Central Committee ns sure ns two and two make four. Mc Andrews' friends and friends of the Mayor have been making a still hunt and hnve over two-thirds of the ward committeemen nnd a majority of the Execeutlvo Committee pledged to vote for McAndrews for Chairman. This means that he will succeed Tom Gahan ns Chairman of the County Central Committee, sure top, and this whole deal Is but a prellinluary move ment preparatory to his Itolug the Democratic candidate for West Town Assessor next spring." SPECIAL ELECTION CALLED. The vacancy lu Congress caused by the deatli of Hon. E. D. Cooke Is to bu filled In time to ctinhlo tho successor to take his sent at tho opening of tho regular session of Congress, Governor Tanner announced this fact tho last day of Scptemlicr. The date of the election is fixed at Nov. 23. Mr. Cooke's district, the Sixth Illi nois, comprises all the town of North Chicago, tho Twentieth to thu Twenty-fourth Wards Inclusive, nnd a few precincts lu thu southern end of tho two Lake View wards, the Twenty llfth aud Twenty-sixth. There has been considerable talk ou the side aliout not having any election to till tho vacancy, but there has been no danger of that at any time. Wo say danger because such a denial of repre sentation to a Congressional district would bu all wrong lu itself and fraught with peril as a precedent. Twice since the Republican party was organized have the two parties been almost evenly balanced lu thu House, so evenly that It took months to elect u Speaker. Oue vote lu such a contin gency might determine the organiza tion of thu House. There Is no reason to suppose that there was at any time, any danger of such a sin of omission, A Q00D APPOINTMENT. Chief of Police Klpley has made it good selection in placing Captain Luke P. Colleran nt thu head of tho detec tive service. Captain Colleran lias bejn a nieui-. Iter of the Chicago forcj for thirteen years, and has made a record for shrewdness, daring nnd executive abil ity which gives promise of most excel lent performance lu his uew and re sponsible position. 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He wns burled on Friday In Rosehlll cemetery. HENRY C. LYTTON HOME AGAIN. Henry C. Lytton, proprietor of the Hub clothing store, returned to the city Wednesday after a four months' sojourn In England, France and Ger many, with his wife. A considerable portion of their time wns spent at Nnu helm, a Getiman watering place that has become famous for the curative projiertles of the baths in cases of heart troubles. 'IIke all other wide-awake business men who visit foreign shores, Mr. Lytton came back firmly convinced tlmt this I the best country tho sun shines upon, nnd that Chicago Is tho grentest city In the world. "Our new tariff law forms the princi pal topic of discussion lu business cir cles lueocli of the countries I visited, said iMr. Lytton, "and .there Is much talk of adopting retaliatory measures In France. One feature of the tariff law the sectlou that Imposes a duty on all article of clothing carried by tourists Jn excess of f 100 valuation Is regarded as .most obuoxlous by the French people whom I talked with. I wns much Impressed also with the cu riosity (manifested In England concern ing the feeling of the pcoirie of the Uni ted States toward their mother coun try. I was repeatedly asked whether It wns true Unit the United States had such a bitter feeling against England that n war would be the result. Of course I replied to all such questions In the negative, somewhat to the surprli'-' of a few. "What was Hie first thing I noticed nlwut Chicago when I returned? Well, It may strike you as rather strange that I should have been struck llrst of all with thechnnge thnt 1ms been made in Jackson street, from a rough, dirty and noisy street to n clean, smooth aud comparatively noiseless boulevard. It reminds me nt once of the streets of Loudon and Paris, which, as a rule, are covered with asphalt. Chicago never can hope to reach n state of clou nil ties until all of hor business streets are paved with asphalt. The next thing I noticed was that business had revive 1 to u wonderful extent nud that every body was feeling hoitcful once more," GEORGE E. COLE 18 TO RE8IQN. George E. Cole, the head of the Mu nicipal Voters' League, has reached the conclusion that private business In terests forco him to retire from the leadership of tho organization. Thu work of tho league In purifying the City Council has Jusr reached thnt point that It seems ns If Mr. Colo could not bu spared. Since ho comiuencHl thu work of the organization three years ago, thu number of honcsi al dermen lu thu Council has steadily In creased. Tho oxioim'vo re.'enrch which the league 1ms made during each cam paign Into the public aud private rec ords of candidates has had the effect of frightening out of the race ninny bad men. Of late tho energies of the league have been bent to preparing tho Coun cil for nil honest reception of thu street railway franchise extension ordinances to be Introduced under thu Allen bill. Largely through the efforts of Mr. Colo the minority lu the Council feels strong public backing has been seemed for tho Harlan resolution liivestlgallug thu tliinnclal condition of the various com panies. This resolution, It Is expected, will bu passed by thu Council next week. Mr. Cole said of his retlr.mcn: "Tho work of thu league Is not llnlshod. great duties nru yet to bo perfoimod ly It, but ufter having given nearlv nil my tlmo to Its work for neatly three years I feel ns If I must rest aud must cure for my business lutorusts, I shall not Immediately retire, but hopa to by the time preparations nru iiiudo for thu spring vniupnlgn." EAQLET8. President Cleveland's administration 1ms contributed a uew law llrm to Chi cago Uhl, Jones & Lnndls, Their of fices a ro already open in the Mounduock Block. Edwin F. Uhl comes from the posi K. MAYNARD. and Davie Piano Company. tion of Assistant Secretary of State,, and mora recently from the isist of am bassador to the German ouiplr-1. Frank II. Jones-was First Assistant Postmas ter General throughout the Cleveland administration. Kenesaw M Lnndls was private socertnry to Walter Q. Grcalraau until death .made vacant tho Secretaryship of Stnte lu May, 1800. Since then he has been practicing law hen1. Mr. Uhl practiced low at Grand Rap Ids, of which city he was once Mayor, and was a leader of the Michigan bar until called to the Stnto Department at Washington. When Andrew D. White relieved him nt Berilu It wns re Itorted tliat he would be of the firm of Cleveland, Carlisle & Uhl In Xew York,, but Mr. Uhl preferred Chicago. He Is ruported to possess a considerable for tune. Frank II. Jones Is a native of Illinois nnd practiced law for twenty-live years nt Springfield. He was a member of the Legislature which elected John M. Patmer.Hctintor and tiindo the nomina ting speech. Air. Jones also had tho distinction of presenting to the Legis lature the first bill covering the Torrens land transfer system. Mr. Laudls, although youug, wns for a number of years the Intimate friend ns well as protege of Walter Q. Gresh itui. The past of these three suggests thnt this linn may Ite heard from In tho political as well oh In tho legal field of Chicago. The Union Pacific railway will prob ably lie offered for sale within a few days, lu accordance with nn agreement between the government and the re organization committee. The formal transfer of this property to a new syn dicate will, It Is said, involve a net loss to the people of the United States of alHtiit $25,000,000, but when It Is con sidered how many different sets of plunderer have been connected with the Union Paclllc deal the chief wonder Is that the public does not lose fur more than the sum named. Government ownership, and even government oper ntlon or railroads, can bo made us protltnble as private ownership and operation If wo nro to accept the ex pcrlencc of Euroitenn countries, but when different sets of railroad wreck era deliberately set out to defraud and plunder the government there Is no es caHi from the conclusion that condi tions must bo vastly different lieforu government ownership of railroads cau be made a success In this country. The detective bureau at headquarters on Wednesday received Its now chief, Luko P. Colleran, whoso appoint mout to tlmt place was made public by Chief Klpley Tuesday evening. Captain Col leran has liecn n member of the pollco department thirteen years, and Chief Klpley says ho will till the position to the.sntlsfactlon of everyone. Captain Colleran entered the detec tive bureau quietly, shook hands with a few whom he knew, and, walking Into his private office, announced that ho was ready for business, He has been acting captain nt tho Dcsplalnes street station some time, nnd his selection for chief of detectives was a surprise to everyone. There has Iteen considera ble speculation ns to who would bu tho uew chief. Several names, Including those of Captain Wheeler of tho Max well street station, Captain Homer of the Thirty-fifth street station nud Cap tain Howe of tho Hydo Park station, hnve Iteeu mentioned, but It wns not suggested that Colleran was thu man until Tuesday evening. Captain Colleran will be assisted by Lieut. Haas and Lieut. Collins, Lieut. Steve Wood having Iteen transferred to the Woodlnwii station. Tho Republican committee of tho Sixth Congressional District was or ganized several days ago by thu elec tion of John French of the Twenty sixth Ward ns chairman nml Frank Chnlser of tho Twenty-third Ward sec retary. The question Is, will this ac tion bo allowed to stand. Mr, Rhode of the Tweuly-fourtli Ward claims ho Is chairman of tho committee, Those who made It sny the organization will stand nud that if Mr. Rhodu wants to he can seek the nomination for Con gress. Caution. There Is e white soap shaved up and sold as Dobbins' Elec tric, It is a fraud and will ruin clothes, The genuine is never sold except In ban, stamped Dobbins' Soap Mfg. Co,, Phila delphia, and (a wrappers with picture of Mrs. Fogy.