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Wf-'" SV-ft "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THING NEUTRAL IN NONE" VOLUME XIX. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1898-TWELVE PAGE8. NUMBER 471. ffiSgHreraCTTMWnJSllfrTOSBraft " " S&IBKBWr ' RBPBiLHffl IRE HIT BAM. The Chicago Trades Unions Denounce the Officials of That Party . (or Cruelty. They Are Held Responsible for the Mal treatment of Striking Miners With- d nut Just Democrats Claim that They Will Gain Three Congressmen and Seven Repre sentatives in Chicago. They Are Also Very Hopeful of Getting Some of Their County Candi dates In. Their Opponents Expect Very Much from the Appearance of President McKinley Next Week, But with Sam Raymond Dragging Them Down They Have a Very Hard Fight. Roproseutntlve of Chicago trade uu loiiri und oftlclnl of thu central lulmr liodles ini't lu Hulldlng Trade' Council linll. 187 Wushlngton Htrei't, Hundiiy llftCI'IIOOII tO ChlllliplOll till! CIIUSO of till! striking iiml nilneiH nt liiiiu mid Vlr den, 111. President Charles Hold of thu Illinois State I'Vdemtlon of Labor, by whom tho meeting Iiml been (.tilled, pre Hided. A lively debute arose over the best method of nsslstlnjr thu miner to win their IlKht. Tho mini! operator nnd Oovernor Tinnier were criticised by nil tho speak er. The Oovornor wn denounced for hi nttlliiilo during the ntrlke, und It wn churned Hint while ho uppnrontly wn friendly to the Inhering clauses he bad catered to the mine owiler to the detiluioiit of the miner, mid this, too, despite lil proiiiUe that the uillltlti would not aid the operator In replac ing reldent labor by Imported colored miner. The following statement, IshiiciI by a committee appointed at thu meeting, Kct forth the striko situation as view cl by the labor men: To the CltlKeu nnd Www Knruer of Illinois: On or about July 4, 18!7. the national suspension of mine opera tive wa Inaugurated by tho United Mine Workers of the tlvo competitive. Mates of Illlnol. Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania nnd Indiana, for the pur pose of udviiiiclng the price of labor to miner whose occupation up to that time did not offer living wanes. Said Hiispensloii continued for four week mid the operator then conceded uu ad vance lu Pennsylvania, Ohio uud In diana. In tho meantime tho Legislature of Illinois enacted tho "mine run" law and tho organization domnnded the benefit of that law, which had tho effect of ex tending tho Htrlko for a period of sov frill months. Tho operators then con ceded the demntid on or about Sept. 14, 1807, per agreement mndo lu Chicago. On mid after April of tills year tho operator of Puna and Vlrden ceased work and flatly refused to comply with the ngreement. Tho public I familiar with tho ef fort made by the Statu Hoard of Arbi tration and also by tho State Hoard or Mine Worker in attempting by all rea Nonablo method to adjust the dlttleul ties. Tho operator began the employ ment of method thoroughly disreput able In a civilized community. They illpatched their agent throughout tho Southern State ami scraped together Illiterate and Igtiornut negroes, many of whom are ox-convlcts, bringing them Into Illinois to displace the resident la bor of tho State. Tlieso negroes were Informed by tho men hiring them that there was no trou ble at thu milieu, that the ,war, which had taken many of tho workers to the iiiuny, and tho Increased prosperity lu business, necessitated tho employment of additional help, and that tho wanes Mould bo from .fi.'.GO to " per 1''- Thus these coi point Ions, with a llo on their lips, Induced Uicho negroes to come Into thu mining regions of Illinois, where Cause. labor wa already In excess of the de mand, for the purpose of reducing the standard of civilized life, for which the miner had been coutendlnn. The situation lu l'aua and Vlrden Is alarming. When (lov. Tanner was In terviewed by a detenatlou of the State Federation of Labor recently he said that the two companies of militia sent to these town would only protect the life and property of the residents, but under no circumstance would they be permitted to assist the operators to work their mine by liiiportlun labor. The fact J, however, that Capt. Crnlg I nlvlun material assistance to the Im ported negroe. The hitter were nriiied with repenting rltle mid are terrorizing men, women and children lu that vi cinity. Against this condition we enter our most emphatic protest. If It continues the Intelligent labor of our State w'll be run to the wall, degraded to mere serf, nnd the enlightenment of our day will give way to the darkness of the middle age, when labor wa Ignored and the laborer had no aspiration above a mere physical existence. Wu denounce tho conduct of the opo intor at rutin mid Vlrden for repudi ating Mie agreement made mid renlllrm ed at Sprlnglleld a u crime against civ ll'zatlon uud n crime ngnlust the dem ocratic Institution of our country, which lutein! that the toller everywhere shall hnvo uu exlsteiuo worthy of n civ ilized being. We call attention to the grotesque spectacle of sending forth to battle mid shedding the best blood of our sons for the emancipation of the negroe of Cuba while these soulless operator are employing men of the same color to degrade and enslave white labor oil our own soil. We protest against the conduct or (lov. Tanner, who, while publicly wish ing the worklngmen to believe ho I lu sympathy with the resident miner of our .State, a a .matter of fact I permit ting the lllllng of these' districts with Ignorant colored .miners under the pro tection of tho State inilltlu, armed with (latllng gnu. In conclusion, we cull upon nil citizens to cuter their most emphatic protest against the ubusu heaped upon tho miners of Illinois by the mine operators lu conjunction with the power of tho State. OILYULKS DOLD, President Illlnol Federation of Labor. .lOIIN M. HUNTF.H, President .Miner' Association, Illinois, J.UMK8H. PAYNH, President or Union Label League. ISAAC SI ILLKH. Statu Organizer Illinois federation of Labor. WALTKIt CAHMODY, Secretary Chicago Federation of Labor. President Hunter, of thu Miners' us Hoelatlon, made an address, outlining the grlovanee of tho striking miners. Hu said ho was confident or tho success, fill outconio of tho strike, slneo Justice must prevail. He declared other opera tors mo pitying tho scheduled price lu fnei! of tho fact that tho cost or produc tion at their mine Is greater than that HON. THOMAS BRENAN. The Qxand Old Man oi the Chicago Publio Sohool System, Chairman of the Committee on School Management. of the mine In l'aua and Vlrden. Mr. Hunter said the miners agreed to strike for their right only after they had ex hausted every mean within their pow er to settle the nffulr amicably. .lames Huston, vice president of the Illinois Federation or I.alior, ami spe cial delegate from the uiliieV to the meeting, amide uu appeal for the moral und tliiauelal support or thu various la hnr organisation. He said the Cigar maker' Union had given .KM1 for the cause uud several other labor liodles had also given tliiiinelnl help. ..Mr. Hus ton said the nillltln, lu spite or what (lov. Tanner hud promised, escorted the negro Imported luhor from .the trains to the stockade und that the latter were armed by the Mayor or l'aiui wltji gun and ammunition belonging to the HUUe. All the delegate vouched for support from their respective organizations ami assured tho miners that the sympathy of the laboring class wu with them. Chicago Height listened to Demo cratic doctrine for oue whole day this week. It wn preached from every corner lu the suburb, and lu the facto ries and churches. It wu the biggest Democratic rully the town ever hiiw, uud every one hud an opportunity to hear tho candidate who hud Journey ed there to talk to the voter, Long before many or the residents had awak ened Thomas Uuhan, candidate for County Treasurer, uud .liistlcu (lenrge Kersten, candidate for Sheriff, arrived mid started the llrst meeting In the town hull. Congressman James It. Maun hud In vaded the territory tho day before and hud Informed the voter why they should cast ballot for him at the com ing election, uud the people were anx ious to hoar the other side of the mat ter. The candidates were met at the de pot by Mayor A. .1. J. Miller and u dele gation of citizens, who escorted the speaker to tho hall, Chicago Height I claimed as a Ilepubllcan town, ill though It hu a Democratic mayor, und the speaker realized that they hud uu Important mlsslou. They went out early ami decided to make u day of It, mid before they left the town wn their. Mr. Mann's appearance in town had created a sensation lu more way than one. Ho succeeded In bring ing about a division lu hi party and refused to answer questions propound ed to him by Democratic voter of tho place, lu coiiseiiueuce nn unfavorablo Impression of Mr. Mann had developed, nnd It wa with open arm that tho Democratic candidate were welcomed. .Tustlco Kerten made tho tlrst ad dress. Mr. Miiiiu had told tho voter or tho gloriou vlctorle or tho Cuban war nnd how hi party wa entitled to the credit. Justice Kersten started to tulk on local Issues, but tho crowd wanted an answer to Mr, Mann' state ment, and tho Democratic candidate gave It, Ho told the audience tho Im portant mutter that Mr. Mauu had Kf , Jh iVlHiilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllV BBBBBBBBBBBBBMI . ' BST' -SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSH neglected to state, getting forth that the Itepubllcau party wu responsible for gross mismanagement of the war ami directly accountable for misery uud sulterlng lu the army, not only lu San tiago, but In camp lu the United Slate a well. While Justice Kersten wa talking Mr. (luhaii addressed a meeting In front of the hotel near the depot. He predicted uu overwhelming success for the Democratic parly at the liolls this fall. Many women were present nnd Mr. tlahaii appealed to them to Induce their husbands to vote the straight ticket. He took occasion to core hi opponeut, Haiuuel It. Raymond, who, he declared, wu afraid to come out be fore the voter. The candidates declared that every one In the town should hear them and addresses were made at various points. A soon us u speaker llulshcd one speech he moved to the next corner, where another crowd soon collected. From early lu the morning until lute lu the nfteruoon this was kept up, uud jut no the candidate had decided that everyone Jn the village had heard them Mayor Miller announced -that Chicago Height was a prosperous towu uud Unit nearly nil the factories were run ning .Sunday us well us Monday. A tliere were too many voter thus em ployed that hail missed the speeches It was decided that they i-uould also listen to the Democratic doctrine. Cirriages were engaged and u tour of nil the big factories was mode. The candidates entered the bulldlugs, work was temporarily suspended and short addies.es made. Hy thl time J, .1. O'ltourke and a large delegation from Columbia Heights had arrived and a mat- meeting was held to accommo date thwn. Mr. O'ltourke I on the ticket for County Assessor nnd has a strong following lu the neighborhood. He mndc a short addre to the crowd and wa followed by the other candi date. Jiutlce Kersten told hi hearers that the Itepubllcau party was sadly divided and that each candidate was making a desperate trugglo for himself regard less of party. He mentioned the mime or Senator John Humphrey as uu ox ninple uud tho crowd hooted. Mayor Miller, who I president of thu Demo cratic Club or Chicago Heights, also spoke. Justice Kersten iiuule a decided hit lu the Herman residence district or the town. Tho candidate for thu Sheriff' olllcu 1 tjultc, a linguist, uud beside understanding Seuudlnavlnn, Swedish and French, speaks Oerinini fluently. He nddressed u largo body uf Oerinnn voter in their imtlvo tonguo uud his associate on tho ticket looked on with envy until assured that they had been mentioned lu tho address. There nro many Italian In the dis trict who heretofore have never regis tered. They are naturalized citizens but apparently have been neglected at thu polls. Thl fact greatly Interested Mr. Cluhtiu, who made arrangements to register the voters. When late lu the evening tiie candidates returned to Chi cago they announced that nearly every man. woman and child in Chicago Height had heard them speak and that they were conlldeut the former Itepubllcau majority lu the village would be turned Into a Democratic one this fall. Thu following reception com mittee attended the candidate: Frank Fellows, Joseph D.ilton, Ooorgo Rogers, Thomas Taylor, James Hewett. S. A. Hawkins. Herman I.estena. Patrick Kllcallou, John Fossuiid Matt Hanson. The Democrat- lu the Twenty-ninth Ward have revolted against the dicta torship or Tom Carey and his Indian. Carey I said to Ih supporting the can didacy or C. 1'orler Johnson for Con gress, and the sliver Democrat lu the Tweuty-ulutli Wurd nro opposed to Johnson, who two yenr ngo wa de claring against free silver, und who made application for membership lu the Maniuetto Club. The silver men have organized uu untl-Ciirey club uud will do all lu their power to prevent Johnson's election. The Republican County Committee will distribute in the Democratic sec tion of thu city 100,000 copies of the Republican national platform for edu cational purjioses. "Wu aru obliged to do this," a Id John M. Smyth, "because of tin unfairness of the Democrats, who semi out nothing but their own platform. Wu want thu people to hear both sides." The voter will hear both side rust enough, uud after listening to one or two more railroad president sjwak at the Auditorium, will probably decide that the wisest course to pursue will bo to vote thu Democratic ticket next November. When the homeopathic physician, Dr. Deiiew, mentioned the unme'of Win. J. Hrynu lu hi Mpeecli at the Auditorium Mondny afternoon the great audience cheered long uud loud. Thl slightly disconcerted tho eminent physician for n moment, but he stuck to hi text, mid llnully llulshcd hi discourse about an cient history uud steel mils. Adam Wolf, Republican candidate for County Assessor, doesn't attend many meeting, only u few right near hi own residence. It i claimed that Mr. Wolf fun i"- If he intend any meet ing outside of hi own ward that some Imiulsltlvu person lu thu audience may want him to explain what he did with tho Interest on city funds whllu hu was City Treasurer. In thl event Adam might be taken with a tit of apoplexy uud fall oil' the platform. Honest Peter Klolbassu turned tho Interest on city fund Into tho Treas ury, but this sumo wlll-o'-the-wlsji Is said to bo keeping Adam Wolf uwako nights. Adam I a candidate for Conn- I ty Assessor ou thu Republican ticket. UTHR m The Republican Candidate for County Treasurer Is a Snre Loser in This Campaign. His Record as a Business Man Will Not Compare with That of Gahan. Things Are Cropping Out About Raymond Every Day Which Show His Politi cal Unfitness. On the Other Hand, His Opponent Is a Man of Sterling Qualifications, And the Business Community, Without Regard to Politics, Has Confidence in His Integrity. The Chances for Gahan's Election Are Growing Brighter and Brighter as Election Approaches. Samuel It. Raymond will not be elect ed County Treasurer this fall. The men who are running ou the same ticket with him unite in ptomaine lug him the weakest man lu the race. He attends no meetings, makes no friends and does not show himself to the woikers. There are many reasons why Mr. Unymoud should not be elected County Treasurer, some of which ate matter of record, uud The Kagle will enlighten the public with regard to them lu due time. There never was a greater contrast than that to be seen lu the record or Thomas Onhuii mid Ham II. Raymond. Secretary Hentley or the Democratic State Committee tecelved u communi cation from a corporation lawyer ou Saturday which contained the state ment Hint the Democrat will control the next House or Representative by a majority or not less than live and pOKslbly eight votes. Willie the tlgure did not agree with Mr. Rent ley's per sonal Information, the secretary 1 none the less convinced that the next House will be safely Democratic. Chicago nnd Cook County will contribute large ly to tills result. Conservative estimates based ou thorough canvasses of the tlfteen Sena torial district or Cook County Indicate thnt twenty-live Doiuocnits will be elected to the House. The remaining twenty seat will be divided between Republicans and Independents. Demo crats elected only eighteen member of the House from Cook County two years ago, so that they are counting ou u gain of seven this full. According to tho tlgure of the re cent cnnvnss, thu Democratic Kxecii tlvo Committee Is convinced the follow ing candidates will bo elected: First District. Second Frank J. Sullivan. Third-John P. McOoorly. Fourth Michael J, llutler and Jo K'ph Frlosehol, Fifth-Robert Redllcld. Slxth-W. J. Stapletou ami John M, Newlskl, Seventh Walter I.antz. Ninth-John Mnrley and W. A. Dor man. Kleveutli-n. F. Foster and O. II. HnrrJs. Thirteenth William Curinody nnd John Chimin. Fifteenth Kdwurd Aerlg mid John Deckery. Seventeenth 1). V. McDonough uud S. A. MuUeii. Nineteenth Daniel Harklns. Twcnly-llrst Jiinie H, Farreli. Tweiity-thlrd-Denls K. Sullivan nnd John F. O'Mulley. There I till uusuttled contest lu this district. Two Democrnts will bo ru turned. It Is practically conceded that tloro will nlso bo u complete chango lu the political complexion of tho next Sena is (MED torial delegation from Cook County. The Democratic candidate who shall receive a ccrtlllcate of nomination from the Flection Hoard In the First Dis trict will be elected by u handsome majority. Senator Mct'loud, Itepub llcau. will probably succeed himself lu the Tldrd. P. i:. O'NIel says he will defeat Sena tor Humphrey and the Independent candidate, P.uglchnrd. lu the Seventh. P.uglcluird Is lMinstlug he will be elect ed, but conservative Republican ad mid that Mr. O'NIel stand a better chance of capturing the Independent vote. Fuglehard lias fulled to make a stroiig Impression ou the voter for some leiisou. Itermird Mil I ill re. of the Sixth Wind, will be elected, I.otils Mlsch, of the Fourteenth Wind, Is confident he will defeat Niels .Iiml, who I handicapped with the voteis of the P.lcvcnth Dl trlct, because, It is understood, he I Henry Hertz's man. Senator Joseph P. Muhouey, of tho Thirteenth District, say ho will be re-elected lu spite of the guerrilla lighting his enemies have re sorted to. Ills principal opponent 1 William J. Cook, superintendent of thu West Park Hoard, who wa thrown liito thu canvass nt the eleventh hour by coniinnnd or Oovernor Tanner, who thought he saw a chance to get u vote for himself for United State Senator 111 1000. Peter Oalllgau. Democrat, is fighting John J. MorrNou, Republican, lu the Fifteenth District. Morrlon' friends are lelylug ou the mythical Ryan de fection to help their man. Mr. Hyuniind hi friend have icpeatedly declared Oalllgau their candidate. The district Is nominally Democratic by nearly .'..OHO. In the Seventeenth District John Hioderlck, tho Democratic candidate, I receiving the-support of all Democrats, regardless of factional considerations. The district I nominally one of the Democratic stronghold of Cook Coun ty. Senator Dwyer. the Republican candidate, Is making a strong tight for re-election, bm Aid. John Hrennaii, Hroderlck's manager, says Dwyer will oe ucutcu ny ;,uoo majority. In the Nineteenth District Senator Campbell Is making a light for re-elee-tiou against P. A. Nash. Campbell Is unpopular with tho woiklng Repuldl cans of tho district, while Nasn is pop tilar, Nash Is conlldeut that he Is going to win. lu all of the West Side ills trlct the matter of patronage lu tho West p.uk hysteni Is cutting a big tig me with the Republican candidates. They have been given liberal slices' all along the line, although Supt. Cook needs jibout all tho Jobs ho can control for himself lu the Thirteenth District, William II, I.yman, who is running against Hall in thu Twenty-lhlrd Dl. trlct, says ho s elected already, One night last week several of Hall's friends Invaded the Twenty-third Wind, and running across Lyman, offered to bet htm 100 that Hall will win. Mr. I.y man took the bet, and then produced tfTitii) mom and offered lo bet all of It against $100 n,,,i ilt. (r.ymau) will be- JIJU&1 $ .