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fiftftSSJ "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL IN NONE," VOLUME XVIII. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, JULY 2. 1898-TWELVE PAGES NUMBER 450. in a a - v, m TERRKLE SWE10 LIndblom, the Mayors Civil Service Reformer, Gets Back at tbe Mayor's Bad Critics. He Aims a Body Blow at the Bold Chicago Civil Service Reform Association, Which Had Dared to Criticise the City Methods of Conducting Its Written Examinations. He Abolishes All Writing in Competitive Trials for Mechanical Jobs and Substi tutes Wind. Hereafter, Lung Power Will Constitute 100 Points in Picking All Winners of Jobs. Thv Terrible Swule Is on the war imth. He 1ms been Insulted once ton often. Thf Civil Service Reform Association has been Dialing fault with hi written examinations. Il t.herefore"deiles the C. S. II. A. anil abolishes writ Int'. Civil Service President LIndblom an nounced Wednesday that hereafter all applicant) for positions In the mechan ical ami lnlior service, Including, fore men, will lie given oral examinations Instead of written tests. The poll tlclans like the chance, an It will give them hetter opportunity to get their lrlcnds on the eligible lists. The com missioners will eomluct the examina tions, anil the averages will he marked on the Himt. The Terrible Swede Ih thoroughly aroused. It wan only the other day thnt ho showed .1. Wings Eln and several other legal lights of the civil service variety tip for taking fees for work performed for the Great Reform of which the Ter rible Swede Ih the recognized leader. Democratic leaders are snld to have become sntlHlled that lion. Miles J. De vine In the best Democrat to nominate for Congress in the Fourth District. .Justice Snbnth, C. It. Wnlleck, Thorn ns Scully. and Charles Uunn tire organ ising In the Ninth Ward, especially unions' the Bohemians and roles, to wrest tho ward and the committeeship from Thomas Cusack. This may affect Cusack's CotiKresslonal aspirations. The official call for the Democratic primaries and conventions Is out. The prlmnrles will be held Friday, July 8. The county convention will meet In North Side Turner Hall at 10 o'clock Saturday, July It. The Congressional conventions will be held at 10 o'clock July 1-1, and the Senatorial district con ventions at 10 o'clock July 10, the meet ing place for each district being as fol lows: CONGRKSSlONAL. District. 1 State mid filst streets 2 5."th and Hoisted streets '.I :il.t and Firth avenue 4 1'nlk street mid Center avenue ft 270 West Lake street 0 208 North Clark street 7 Gained' Hull, Logan Souarc SENATORIAL. District. . 1 311 street nud Fifth avenue 2 People's Institute 3 Turner Hall. Grand Crossing 4 With street am) Princeton avenue ft S5th street and Indiana avenue 0 Clybouru and Bouthnort avenues 7 lfiS Randolph street t). ...Archer avenue nud Greeley street 11 Gaines' Hall, Louun Square 13 18th street nud Allport avenue IB Polk street nud Center avenue 17 140 West Mndison street 10 .283 Noble street 21 270 Sedgwick street 23 208 North Clark street .Incoh G. Grossberjr, of tho Twenty first Ward, Is out for the Democratic legislative nomination In tho Twenty first Senatorial district, to succeed Cap" Farrell. Ho Is supported by men like Aldermen Mnltby nnd Horrmnn, His platform Is: Repeal tho Allen law, repeal tho Caso garnishment law, op- BH pose all corrupt corporate legislation, and repeal the civil service law. Democrats of the Second Senatorial District caucused In Fltzglbbons' Hall. Taylor street nud Winchester avenue, Wednesday night, and agreed on Geo. W. Plggott, of the Twelfth Ward, ns the candidate of all factious for minor ity Representative. Tills retires Peter J. McGhinls, u Democrat who voted for the Allen law. The people want Crafts, and he will win In the Seventh Senatorial Dis trict. Robert K. Rurke told the Mayor on Tuesday that his attempt to drag the public schools Into politics Is likely to. disrupt the Democratic party In Chi cago. Thomas Gnliau also gave Mayor liar rlsou a piece of his mind. Hot ween the two Ihey succeeded In convincing their chief that the public schools are ns dan gerous to play with as a buzz saw. The Mayor's party In the Council Is such a small majority that It cannot afford to lose votes III any schemes on the out side. Superintendent Iino and Colonel Parker are almost us strong with Dem ocrats as with Republicans. Supcrln tiMidi;nt Lane was first elected superin tendent of schools by n Democratic lsrard. Ju the Town of Lake and in Knglewood prominent Democrats have notified the Mayor that If lie ex pec Is their support lie will have to let the public schools alone. Moreover, tho Importation of Presi dent Andrews would he a direct slap In the face of gold Democrats, many of whom have supported the Harrison crowd. There Is also polities at Hie bottom of tho light on Colonel Parker, so It Is said. Tho old feud between Corporation Counsel Thornton nud Parker has been tiotod as the animus of the administration's attack. Trustee .Sherwood, however, let slip n remark which puts the matter In a different light. "Oh, yes," remarked Mr. Shenvoo.1, "we Democrats remember Parker. We haven't forgotten that he voted for G ro ver Cleveland. He's a gold Democrat all right " Trustee- Gallagher, who Is as pro nounced a silver advocate as Mr. Sher wood, but more politic, led Mr. Slier wood away hurriedly boforo he could say anything further. Many Democrat are troubled to know where Charles 8. Thornton stands on the money ipiestlou. The Ilryaii and Altgeld contingent want to find out, and so do tho loyal silver Democrats of tho Thlrtvv-tlrst Ward, who will take no chances on "Gold Standard" Thornton, as they call him, but will send a solid delegation to the convention lu favor of that loyal nnd ardent champion of the white metal, Charles II. Mitchell, for Judge of the Superior Court. Hon. Simeon Shaffer, who was an In fluential member of tho TJilrty-nlnth General Assembly, Is one of tho most netlvo of Hon. T. K. Ryan's West Side supporters. Mr. Shnrfer has beon a lender In Soventh Ward politics for years, wliero ho resides, aud ho 1ms re- cently organised n T. 12. Ryan Demo cratle Club In the ward, which has over ."WO members. Mr. Shaffer and his friends will take the solid Seventh Ward delegation to the county conven tion for Ryan for County Treasurer. The friends of Hon. Timothy U. Ryan are urging Hon. Charles C. Schu macher to accept the Democratic nom ination for member of the Hoard of Review. Mr. Schumacher, aside from being an Al business man, Is very strong, not only In the Tenth, his home ward, but throughout Cook County, for he Is universally respected by all who know him. He would make an Ideal candidate. Mayor Harrison's friends declare Thomas Cusack will not be reappoint ed trustee of the Hoard of Education. Messrs, Trude nnd Krenuati, who orig inally advocated Mr. Cusack's cause, are said to have withdrawn their sup port. This means that Mr. Cusack will enter Into the tight for the Democratic nomination for Congress In the Fourth District. Fred Upham will withdraw from the comity ticket for the office of member of (lie Hoard of Review aud retain his seat In the Council. Hon. Paul Re dleske, one of the most popular busi ness men on the North Side, will be mimed by the Republican committee to till the vacancy. Mr. Redleske's name will greatly strengthen the ticket, as he Is a vote getter, being strong with the people. The dog thieves employed by the city are again at work stealing dogs that will bring good prices. Justice Rologna, in Lake View, who wears kuleki-rbockers the year round lu honor of the Yellow Kid, is mak ing hosts of enemies for the "adminis tration" by the way ho enforces the light ordinance on business men's ve hicles, aud lets scorchers go scot free. It Is reported that the Mayor will not appoint a shop llfier on the Library Hoard this year. Mr. Charles G. Seymour, one of the best newspaper men lu ithe country, ban been made city editor of the Chroulde. We congratulate tho Chronicle. Tho Mayor may luslst upon tho nom inal Ion of LIndblom, the Terrible Swede, for Sheriff at the lust moment. General Counsel Pulver, of tho Chi cago nnd Northwestern, 1ms not been kuocked out In a Luko View primary for over two weeks. There hnvo been no primaries In that time. Mr. Sidney Adler Is well thought of by the bar aud the business community HON. HARVEY T. WEEKS. One oi tbe Foremcet Cltlzsns ot Chicago. for Judicial honors. Should the Demo crats place lilm upon their ticket they will make no mistake, for he Is one of Hie most popular men lu Chicago and would prove to be second to none :i a vote getter. The following ordinance has been In troduced into the City Council by Al derman Francis, of the Twelfth Ward: He It ordained by tho City Council of the city of Chicago See. 1. That no II cetise shall hcrcuftcr be Issued to any person or persons for the keeping of ii saloon, drain shop or other place for the selling, giving uwny or dialing in of any malt, vinous or Intoxicating liq uor cit any place located within a radius of two hundred and fifty feet of any church or publle school, or located uiwii or along any park, lioulevard or pleas ure driveway, and no license shall be Issued for the keeping or operation of any such saloon or dramshop in any block where all Hw buildings on each side of the street on which It is pro posed to locate such dramshop or saloon are occupied nnd used, or calculated and designed to be occupied and used, solely for resideuee purposes, miles the applicant for such license shall pre sent with his or her application the con sent lu writing of the owners or duly authorl.ed agents of the owners, of n majority of the frontage along lwth sides of such street In tho block in which It Is desired to locate such i-aloon or dramshop, Provided, however, that where more than one-hnlf the total frontage of property on nny such street Is not occupied by buildings calculated or designed to be used solely for resi dence purposes, then and In such case such license or licenses may be tued without the presentation of the written consents of the owners of property on such street. See. 2, This ordinance shall be lu force and take effect from nnd after Its passage, Ex-Judge Prendergast's activity in the preliminary campaign has caused a good ninny Democrats to believe a story that If the Ryan forces should win he will he n candidate for re-election ns County Judge. Mr. Prendergast has in a measure assumed complete control of the West Town Assessor's fight, but Ids Intimate friends say that his real purpoo Is to defeat Corpora tion Couttsel Thornton for Judge of the Superior Court rather than nominate Ryan for Treasurer. Ho quarreled with the Corpora 1 1" Counsel over the pay mettt of the Duffy Judgment against the city, which was for tho tidy sum of $ U8,ooo, and lu retaliation for some thing which Mr. Thornton said on the subject he promised to beat Mr. Thorn ton In the convention. 1.-.I...Ij Af ffiffvli Tlnlbnnrt nMn J., riieimn i'. ,- v....,! mu trying to induce Third District Democrats to nominate C. S. Durrow for Congress ngalu. It Is claimed that Relknnp Is afraid to make tho rnco ngalnst Hon. George P. Foster, but Is willing to stake long odds he cm again defeat Da mow. whom lie easily defeated before. The Democracy of the Third District do not Intend to face defeat next fall by ex peiluieutliig with defeated candidate. eouseiite:itly Hon. George P. Foster Is to he given the nomination, and we pre diet that lie will be the next Congress man lrom tin Third District. Miles .1. Devlne. of the Nineteenth W-.ird. and Hon. Joseph II. Francis, of the Twelfth Ward, ate the leading Democratic candidates for Congress lu the Fourth District. Sixth District Democrat talk of nominating a popular German business man to run for Congress against Hon tell. Hon. Peter Klolbassa, of the Six teenth Waid, will be the Democratic nominee for Congress in the. Fifth Dis trict, as he has the solid backing of the entire organization. Ed Noonan. who was defeated once or twice, would like to run again, but the Democracy do not wish to try nny long shots tills year, consequently they will nominate Mr. Klolbassa. whom they claim can easily defeat Geo. E. White, the Re publican candidate. Republicans and Democrats of the Twelfth Ward are unanimously of the opinion that Hon, Joseph II. Francis Is the best representative they ever had lu the City Council. Hon. John P. McGoorty will be re turned to the I.eclslatuio hv m in. creased majority. Mr. McGoorty Is one of the most loyal of nil Silver Demo crats, having made a speech seconding uie nomination or Altgeld for Senator a year ago. There is no opposition to Mr. McGoorty's nomination lu the Third Senatorial District. If tint n.m. ocrats are in the majority, McGoorty may no speaker of the House. The Independent Republicans of the Seventh Senntorlnl District cannot nnmo a stronger man for Representa tive in the Illinois Legislature than Mr. E. B. Moore, of Austin. Mr. Moore Is a high-class business man, nnd lends In tho hard wood floor business. His Chicago office Is 48 East Randolph Btreet. No better man has been prominently mentioned for appointment to the School Hoard thnu Hon, A. O. Slaugh ter, the well-known banker nnd broker lu tho Chamber of Commerce. Tho Cnluinet League, of the Thirty third Ward have uuanlmously Indorsed Hon. Johu P. McGoorty for re-election to the Legislature! The resolutions ndopted and signed by the officers of the Lenguo were most flattering to Mr. McGoorty. ; , ; ,. , ,u THE YELLOVKID MUST TELL People Want to Know Why Wide-Open Gambling Is Permitted at Washington Park, With Outside Crooks for Dealers, Cappers, RopersTSkinners, Steerers and General Utility Men, While Local Sports Are Not Allowed to Open a Fool Room or Play Cards. The State Law Openly Violated at Washing ton Park by the Toughest of Toughs. Tho Civic Federation Will Take the Matter Up and Bring Them to Justice. The most complete gambling otittlt seen lu Chicago since 1S7H Is now In possession of Washington Park. The doorteiiders, thimble riggers, confi dence men, shell workers, moiite men and brace game people from all over the country are now doing business at the lake race track at Washington Park. It Is estimated that these men are taking .liio,niiii a day out of Chicago with their skill games and tough "races." The majority of the people lu con tiol al Washington Park are the fel lows who coin i oiled the notorious liar Held Park track In Its palmiest days, and who made horse racing obnoxious to everybody lu Chicago. The Sunday papers presented the names of thirty-seven notorious men who ran "books" and other games at the so-called "Derby," In direct viola tion of the State law. The crooks Imhisi that they have paid for their privilege, and that nothing ciiii stop them. Local sports who are debarred from opening pool rooms or card games, and who nte arrested If they have n nickel-lu-the-slot machine oil the premises, wonder why the city authorities ure so kind to outside "talent," especially as the latter will take $1,(mn,imh out of Chicago mid out of circulation here. The M'iyor Is to blame In the matter, nud If the Civic Federation has Its way he will be Indicted for his gross neglect of duty lu permitting a State law to be so openly violated. Johu Hill Jr., chairman of the Civic 1-Vdcrntloti Committee on Gambling, has taken the subject of betting lu Washington Park race track up to Mayor Harrison. Pool selling as open as lu the palmy days of the race track, Mr, Hill declares, is being carried on at the big South Side race course. He has addressed the following letter to the Mayor: "The Hon. Carter Harrison, Mayor Dear Sir: I have made a thorough In vchtlgatlon of the betting at Washing, ton Park Club and Incidentally pro cured the necessary evidence and wit nesses to sustain a criminal prosecu tion under the statutes. "As the prosecution of cases In the Criminal Court Involves much time, la bor, expense and Inconvenience to those having It lu charge, as well as great annoyance to the witnesses, I will llrst submit the mutter to you, with the re quest that you Instruct the Chief of Police to cause the arrest of such per sons m operate the betting booths, or bookmakers' boxes, at Washington Park Club. According to n decision of our courts the ofticcrs nnd employes of Washington Park Club and the various parties holding the bookniuklng privi leges at said park nro guilty of keeping u common gambling house, nud It Is the duty of the police to prevent tills term of gambling," Mr. Hill also "calls tliu attention of the Mayor to tho statutes covering the case. Speaking oil the subject Mr. Hill said: "Gambling Is prohibited. If It Is worthy of attention at Harlein or at the House of David It Is llkowl-o worthy of attention at the Washington Park Club. Insinuations and state nients of n character usually employed by persons without any defense have been iniido with so much trccdoin that I have deemed It prudent to liilorm the public that so long as 1 have this mat ter In charge all forms of gambling ami all kinds of gambling resorts will re ceive iinlforni attention at my hands. If the Mayor does his duty nothing re mains for me lo do, but If he lulls I inn prepared to prosecute pool-selling ut Washington Park," It Is likely that the Mayor will be held to a legal accountability tor 1i!k shortcomings lu this matter. Hon. S. T. (iuudersoii has made it splendid record as member of the Li brary Hoard. It Is to be hoped that he will be retained lu the po-dtiou he has tilled so creditably. Hon. 0car L. Dudley deserves gnat credit for the noble work he has per formed us Superintendent of the Illi nois Agricultural ami Tralnliig School for Hoys at Glctiwood. Under Mr. Dud ley's able nud humane management the Institution lias cared for H.OtKi boys nnd found homes for half that number. The school now has 12(10 pupils. The periodical rumor heralding the appearance of street railway franchise extension ordinances lu the City Conn ell has arisen again. It they ure not presented within two weeks, the liinun- runs, they will repose on the outside tllltil autumn, lltld the Aldermen iiii.nii. while will take their summer vacation. It Is this vague hope of "something hap pening" In the wuy of franchise exten sions, the City Hall gossips say. which has stopped all talk of the summer ad journment for the present. The nrdl nances were expected by the hiiugrv long before this. The West Side City Hall scheme has not been given up, according to Aid. Novak. A motion will be made at the next meeting of the Council to recon sider the vote on which the project was repudiated, nud the friends of the meas ure are hopeful of the result. Aid. No vak said: "Under the charter tlfty-oiie votes are necessary to sell tlie City Hull, nnd I urn sure that we will be able to muster that number when the proper time comes." The combination of Cranks ami "Red Hots" who met ut the Trenioiit House Tuesday to work against Hon. C. K. Crafts did not Injure him lu the least. Tho only persons present w!n opposed Crafts nomination were a few mem bers of the "Ancient Order of Faded Geraniums," who reside lu the back woods. Postmaster Sullivan, of River side, snld: "I take no stock lu the news paper abuse of Crafts. Newspaper abuse did not hurt .Mayor Harrison's father, or It never Injured auy good man, who, like Crafts, always has the courage of his convictions. Crafts Is one of the most highly respected men lu the district. Leave It to the conven tion." Ross Hall, M. O. Melutosh and R. It. Jampolls, who know the sent I incut of the voters of the Seveuth Dis trict, argued that the mutter be re ferred to the convention, which un done. Crafts Is the brainiest mini .. re elected to the Legislature In Illinois. heventh District voters iinnreelate liU services to them and to Illinois tax payers. Crafts will bo nominated nnd elected. F-m.ftjj. fc-iifci,iMly-dnfr uti! iSw. jk.