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g5VS "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE." VOLUME XVIII. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, JUNE 25. 1898-TWELVE PAGES NUMBER 455. bsbbbbbbbbw . Mam bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb I'FM MMl M SBIW. The Host Popular Irish-American in Chicago Talked Of for the Demo cratic Nomination. He Can Have Either That or the Treasurer ship !f He Will Take It. All Factions of the Party Willing to Stand by the Famous Brewer. Much Gossip About the Rest of the Democratic County Ticket and Their Chancei. William Legner Ii Coming to the Front Rapidly as a Candidate for Treasurer. .Mr. Peter Fortune, the well-known brewer, is being mitcli talked of as a candidate for Klierllt an well ax for County Treasurer. Ho can have either nomination by simply saying that he will aeeept It and tnuke the race. Peter Fortune Is one of the bent known and boat liked meii In Chicago business life. A resident of Chicago for half a cen tury, no mau has a wider circle of ac quaintances. Whenever ho has been placed tipou a ticket In tho past It was against his will, but he has always been elected, and by the biggest majority of any one running. Ills name Is a synonym for honesty, and itho word of Peter Fortune Is as good as a Government bond. lie Is a millionaire, and tliin fact Is a Hulllclent guarantee that he would not use any of the people's money. Personally, Mr. Fortune Is modest In the extreme, and Is simple and unos tentatious In his maimer. Ills warm heart nud charitable dlsjio. sltlon have made for him thousands of friends, and his campaign would be a triumphant march to victory. Mr. Fortune and his brother, Mr. John Fortune, are tho proprietors of the famous Fortune Brothers Browing Coinimu.v. one of the largest breweries In the United States, and one of the oldest, If not the oldest, 111 Chicago. Democrats cay they will change the political complexlou of tho Cook Coun ty Congressional delegation next fall. Every district at present Is represented by u Uepubllcau, but the sanguliie Dem ocrats think that they can capture four of the seven seats, If not live, notwith standing the assertion of the Republi can candidates that they will be car ried back to Washington by the desire of the voting public to support thu ad ministration Iu thu war policy. The First District, where the Uepub llcau majority mounts up Into the thou sands, has one Democrat who Is will ing to make the race against .lames It. Mumi-John T. Hlgblo of the Thirty fourth Ward, a provision dealer. He Is well liked by the machine nud believes that ii campaign conducted on the sil ver Issue, with a proper seasoning of criticism of the administration's war policy, would overcome Mr. Mann's Ue publlcau lead. ' In the Second District, which Is nor mally Democratic by about !I,MH) votes, there are two candidates anxious to inako the race ngalust William Lari mer. One Is William F. Rrciiunu, the superintendent of the Chicago General Hallway, Tho other Is Jacob Ingen throu, an assistant Iu the City Prosecu tor's olllce. Lordlier Is said to fear tho candidacy of llrenuau, who is popular with tho working people of tho dis trict, mid for this reason It Is probable that tho Democratic lenders will mime him for tho place The other candidate is J, J, Ilatirnhan, who rnu ngalust Lordlier in 1S00. Congressmnu Hugh R. Belknap now represents tho surest Democratic dis trict In tho city, tho Third, and the Democrats liavo already selected Jus tlco of tho Penco Foster to ninko tho rnco against him. Aid. "Billy" O'Brien selected Foster nnd It Is believed that O'Brien will rulo In tho Congressional convention, jLLilAlLi'rffi Iu the Fourth District Thomas Oil sack picked out the Congressional nom ination us his particular plum this year long ago. Daniel W. Mills Is the Re publican candidate, nud tho district was supposed to bo Democratic when the iKilltlclaiiH carved It out. Cusnck has linked his fortunes with tho It .van combination on the West Hide, and If It wins ho Is said to be certain of the nomination. Should the City Hall fac tion bo victorious at tho primaries, there Is talk of Building Commissioner .lames McAudrews again making it race for Congress. In tho Fifth District E. T. Nooiian wants to liavo another go agalust (leorgu E. White, but the politicians think Mr. Noonan cannot make so strong ii light as Peter Klolbassa. Of tho machine leaders, William Loetller and It, K. Ilurko nro said to bo sup porting Klolbassa. This district Is also counted Democratic In normal years. North Town Supervisor Vincent II. Perkins wants vindication Iu tho Sixth District. He was defeated by Hon tell In tho special election of last fall, and he Is positive that he can carry tho dis trict, If given another chance. Most of (he machliio men nro with Perkins. Tho Seventh District Is so strongly Republican that tho candidates have been slow In making an appearance, but Oil Inspector Ilurko says that some Democrat will run. Democrats ought to nominate poor old K. F. Uiiuyau for Judge. Ho needs the JoJ. Ex-Postmaster D. 1'. O'I.enry, of Evniistou, Is after tho Democratic nomination for County Assessor. Andrew T. Powers, of tho Sixth Ward, Is out for tho Democratic nomi nation for Congress In the Third Dis trict. William Legner will go Into tho Dem ocratic convention with considerable strength for County Treasurer, Ho will have the solid Fourteenth, tho solid Thirteenth mid part of tho Fif teenth ami Sixteenth Wards behind him. If nominated for tho olllce ho cannot bo beaten. For a civil service reform administra tion an awful lot of new desks are needed lu the City Hall. Llndbloni, "The Terriblo Swede," who presides over tho destinies of the City Civil Servlco Commission, is talk ed of for President of tho Comity Board. W. D. Cnrtln will Ito nominated for tho County Board by tho Democrats. Colonel Martin Kmerlch of tho Sec ond Ward, Is slated for tho Democratic nomination for member of tho Board of Review. Ho Is u good man for tho place. A. W. Pulver Is still running tho Chi cago nud Northwestern Ilallroad. F, J, Dowes has agreed to donato 110,000 for tho equipment of a regiment of Chicago German-Americans, and - w 'afo-rt.-wW.- ,,-fr.tf wr.v Mm&iJ'??.' ,".y ' . ." ' jjt50,0U0 has lieen promised hy tho Ger mans of tho city and State. Ten com panies have already Imcii formed nud two more nro being enlisted at Fast St. Louis nnd Peoria. Prominent German-Americans nro making strenuous efforts to 1111 the regi ment nud present It to tho State. A committee from tho Germnnta Club Is actively at work enlisting men. At n meet lug held at tho Gcrmnnla club kouso tho following committee was ap pointed to wait upon Governor Tanner nud endeavor to obtain a promise from him to give the proposed regiment an early call: V. J. Dowes, E. G. Hallo, William Vocke, Joseph Brucker, Julius Goldxler, George Schneider, Judge Itreutuno. Somo of tho men named on this com mittee culled ou Governor Tanner nnd told him of tho plans laid out for the now regiment. Tho Governor spoke favorably of tho movement. It might bo well to make some In quiry about all tho desks ami olllce fur niture that has been bought for City Hall uso this year. The Grand Jury should tako up the matter of City Hall desks. With characteristic gall, Ben Shaft uer Is announced as u candidate for the Superior Court bench. Since Mr. K. F. Uuuynii returned to Chicago ho has only run for Judge once, the poor man. Give him another chance, lie needs the place, I'nless all signs full, Itoger Sulllvnu will bo quite a factor In the next coun ty convention. He has succeeded In capturing (he Thirteenth Ward organi zation, nud his friends-are In u fair way to deliver that of the Twelfth Ward. Hon. C. Porter Johnson, of tho Thirti eth Ward, Is an Avowed candidate for the Democratic Congressional nomina tion lu thoHccond District, Notwithstanding tho fact that Hon. Simeon P. Shopo will probably bo up IM)luted a member of tho School Board at an early date, ho will not overlook tho doings of the Slate of Nebraska this year, as tho Supremo bench of Illinois will be represented nt Omaha before tho summer Is over If Judgo Shopo's plnus provo practicable. Born In '37, at Akron, Ohio, tho future jurist lived iu Central Illinois and studied law with Judgo KHhu N, Powell nnd Judgo Norman H. Purple, of Peorln. Practicing Iu Fulton County, young Shopo was often brought Into contact with tho very nblo bar of tho military tract. Ho was twlco elected Judgo of tho Tenth Judicial Circuit. In '88 ho was promoted to tho Supremo bench of tho Sitfito nnd served a full term of nine years. Ho declined a rcnomlnatlou to "- U.. '1H vl .i" ''!$& '--'V. fa ? .;-: v . . 'f ;' . .; . ,. , ,ijaasBttt ;js&6fv . -W: ft"., . -M $& ' daV'-i'r-'j.a 'i:vi -. J BBBBBBBBBBBBVJJ:, .. r .-t V,V Tiftf . saaaaK KSJSJ V -BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBijBBBBBW .,." vmiiHiiiiiBtL , ffmHK " H . N. . -k? GEN. FREDERICK H. WINSTON, The Distinguished Chicago Citizen and Well-Known Capitalist that olllce, although tendered with ap parent unanimity by nil parties, and has recently resumed In Chicago the prac tice of his profession. No moro women Board, Mr. Mayor. for the School The people of Cicero nro still kick ing about their gas bills. From all accounts tho Mayor will ap point u very good School Bonrd. Piilvcr-lzcd politicians nro very small potatoes, Indeed. l'ulvcr, the able President and Gen eral Counsel of the Chicago and North western Ilallroad, Is still at war with the rest of tho world. One month's gas bill In Cicero will pay a mouth's rent In tho city for a marble front house. Henry h. Hertz and. Tames Pease are winners. This cannot bo said of their critics. What a grand candidate for SherllY, Mr. Joseph K. Flanagan, of the great ornamental glass linn of Flanagan & Bledenweg. would make. Ho Is popu lar with everybody and would run far ahead of his ticket. William Prcutlxs, an honest man ami a good lawyer, will be named by the Democrats for tho Superior Court bench. William strengthen ticket. Prentiss will the Democratic greatly Judicial Judgo Hutchinson, Judge Stein and Judge Trade will be renominated by acclamation by the Democrats. Tho peoplo of Oak Park pay larger gas bills than tho people of any town of Its size lu tho country. Every tlmo a new naino for nomina tion is mentioned n Democratic ranks tho faction or tho individual whoso plans threaten to bo upset by tho entry stops long enough to register a clinrgo of "treachery In lSuu" against tho as plraut. From tho number of such ac cusations recently mndo It would ap pear that cither there wero uo silver Democrats two years ago, er eiso they liavo all disappeared and compelled tho gold Democrats to ask for tho nom inations. Robert 10. Burke, although not n candidate, for county olllce, Is tho latest to cotno under tho accusation. Tho clinrgo against Burko Is credited to Aid. Maltby nnd his friends, who aro out with a new candldato for County Treasurer-Francis S. roabody, Tho -iA' .-M.l . i a, -.. ,". V ''",''.'' -" j I latter comes from Burke's ward, and the Maltby move, It Is claimed, con templates the complete turning down of Burke. Penltody himself followed the golden Idol, but recently was taken back Into tho sliver fold. Ho bad tho nomination for Sheriff four years ago, and ran far ahead of his ticket. Ho was also chairman of the County Cen tral Committee. Tho Democratic State Commltteo has about llulshed tho work of deciding how many members of tho Legislature should be nominated In each district of the Ufty-ouo Senatorial districts In Illinois. By comparing tho votes of ISO:.', 1S!U and 181H1 the statisticians have endeavored to calculate whether one or two Representatives can safely be nominated without endangering the district. In nt least thirty-live districts, where there Is n good show of win ning, two men will bo named, while only n minority representative will bo put up In the others, Tho Democrats expect to arrange the fifteen Cook County districts as follows: First District One Senator and two Ueprexciitatlves. Second District One Representative. Third District One Senator nud one Ueprcseiitatlve. Fourth District Two Uepicsenta tlves. Fifth Dlstrlet-Ono Ssnator and one Representative. Sixth District Two Representa tives. Seventh District One Senator nnd one Representative. Ninth District One Senator and two or three Representatives, F.loveuth District One Senator and two Representatives. Thirteenth Dlstrlet-Ono Senntor nnd two or three Representatives. Fifteenth District One Senator and two or three Representatives. Seventeenth District One Senator two or three Representatives. Nineteenth District One Senator and two Representatives. Tweuty-llrst District One Senator uud nno Representative, Twenty-third District One Senator uud two Representatives. Republican nro considering tho ad visability of placing a candldato for State Senator on tho ticket lu tho Thir teenth Senatorial District, whero tho convention nominated only it minority representative. Tho now proposition Is based on a possibility that Senator Jo seph P. Mahoney will not got a renoin- Inntlon from tho Democrats, In whicn event tho Republicans bellevo they can elect a Senator from that strongly Democratic district. William Cooke, of tho Seventh Ward, will probably bo named by tho Republican district com mltteo to mnko tho race, Democrats will nomlnato that popu lar West-Slder, non, James J, Town seud, for County Commissioner, 0 MARRIED SCHOOL M'lE The New Educational Commission Is Against Tbeir Remaining in the Gbicago Public Schools. Alderman Duddleston, the Father of the Commission, Is the Leader of the Reform. If the New Rulo Is Adopted, School Teach ers' Hushands Will Have to Hustle, As Many of Them Are Said to Take Life Easy While Their Wives Work. There Are Other Very Strong Reasons Why Teachers of This Class Should Be Barred. Among the reforms which have Ikvu discussed by Mayor Harrison's special educational commission ls a proposi tion to mnke married women Ineligible for tho position of school teacher. Alderman Duddleston, who Is a mem lnr of tho commission, Is the father of this proposition. In the preliminary discussion of the report, which the commission Is preparing. It lias met with considerable opposition, but Al derman Duddleston says the matter has not been dropped by any men lis. Ho intends to raise the question again, nnd, If possible, secure the pas sago of a recommendation that n rule against appointing married women as teachers be incorporated lu the by-laws of the city Board of Education. Tbls news has created uo end of dis cussion in the board and nmoug the teachers. It Is not known bow many of the fe male teachers In the public schools tire married, but It Is certain that If Mr. Duddleston s rulo Is adopted It will af fect a very considerable number. Tho Eleventh Ward alderman has been collecting the views ami opinions of citizens Interested lu or prominently connected with educational matters, uud ho has found quite a diversity of opinion concerning tho matter. Tiho majority, however, Is in favor of Mr. Duddleston' s proposition. In tho llrst place, It seems to bo the general belief that school teachers as n rulo have not been successful lu se curing bard-worklug men for hus bands, Alderman Duddleston himself holds that Uio vevy fact that a man will per mit his wife to work as a school teach er Is an indication that he is either lazy, worthless or Incapable of earning means enough to support a wife. Ho llnds n vry general sentiment ngulnst making the public school sys tem a means by which Idlers can secure a living through the enterprise and ex ertions of their wives. But apart from this view of the case, thero were other reasons advanced why the practice of appointing married women ns teachers or retaining them after they are married should bo dis continued. "I have heard very strong arguments advanced Unit It is not fair to the un married women," said Alderman Dud dleston. "Vou take a young girl growing up with mi ambition to go ahead In life, and if she llnds positions of fair emolu ment open to her exclusively It nets as an Incentive to her to equip herself for such a position. It leads to a broader nud higher education among our grow- lug-up girls, and that lu Itself Is calcu lated to make them better fitted In after life for wifehood nnd maternity. 'Women who have husbands, It Is said, should not bo allowed to go Into competition with girls who have to de pend upon themselves for their own livelihood. This Is tho sort of argu ment I liavo heard." "I have no means of knowing how ninny married women aro teachers in the public schools," said Secretary Graham when questioned regarding tho matter to-day. "Is thero no rulo of tho board now existing regarding this subject'" ho was asked. "No. Tho only regulation bearing oven remotely upon It Is n rulo which provides Hint no woman shall be ap pointed teacher who Is the mother of u child under 2 years old." Another proposition which Is being agitated is one to the effect that male teachers lie ns far as possible abol ished. In other words, their Idea Is that us far ns practicable female teachers In given mi exclusive preference. "Alderman Duddleston did mention that matter to me," said Trustee Brou nu, "but not being a member of the commission I have uo Idea what action, If any, may bo taken by that body con cerning It. "I urn of the opinion, as I have al ways been, there is no good reason why men should be paid more for their services us teachers than women. Women ns well qualllied as men from the point of view of scholarship can al ways be found, nud then women are the natural teachers uud trainers of the young, "My observation has taught me that you can't get the services of men unit retain them for the same price that you can get those of equally well qualllied women. "If there Is uo dUtliicllou made lit favor of male teachers hi point of Hill ary, Hint lu itself will, lu my opinion, settle the question. "As regards the advisability of de barring married women, the subject has not been mentioned to me. and I have not given It any consideration." The Chicago Inter Ocean of June 11 told the whole truth when It printed the following llntterlug notice of Hon. James Pease, the best Klierllt Cook County over elected to otllco: "Conspicuous nmong tho men who have gradually climbed the ladder of prosperity Is James Pease, tho present Sheriff of Cook County. Mr. Pease was born in Kenosha, Wis., forty-four years ago, and lu that town ho received his early education. Ho came to Chicago lu 18H7 nnd engaged lu the commercial life of tho city. Ills personality was soon felt, and his friendship was the means of bringing to him n large collec tion of good fellowships, in IWs" ho was elected a member of tho Board of Lducntlou. Ho was Instrumental In building many school buildings lu Lake View, and for nine years ho was Asses sor of that town. lie was elected Slier Iff on tho Republican ticket In the fall olectlou of 18SU. He Is one of the Munch members of the Marquette Club, n K. P., member of II. L. and R. A." M. E. Austin, tho well-known coal merchant, will be one of the Demo crat lo uonilnceH for County Comiuls Blotter, Tho solid North Side favors the nom ination of W. D. Cnrtln for County Commissioner. Democrats talk of John T. Connery for County Board. uomluatlug President of Mr. the Notlco has been served on Corpora tion Counsel Thornton by Aid. Mcluer ney nud Cnrcy of tho Twenty-ninth Ward that unless ho romoves the nil chor by which Justice Schulto Is held lu tho lucratlvo sinecure of police mag-