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TWi THE OHIOAQO B3JLGH-iB3, m m bribers num. lis Attack on the Scoundrels Struck lome in the Union Letgne GInb Meeting. For the Club Harbors Men Who Are Notorious in Connection with Elevator Boodle. Men wm handled bilbo for elevator bills; men who humlleil bribes given to lesWIntors for railroad bills; men who handled legislative brllK's for other rotten WIN jat t the Union League Olub the other night and heard George K. Cole want them. Mr. Cole spoke of tho bribe-giver n being the most dan gcroiH men in the eotutminlty. They eotild not exNt a minute wltlmut so cial, political, and tlnauclal backing of vn.'b men ns formed the Union League. They were good husbands, good fath ers, and good neighbors, but felt Justl lied lu bribery, to "protect overflowing bank account." Ho thanked the club for In ivfu:il to dlcus tho franchises until the Allen bill was olt tho statute books. Chicago Is one of tho greatest grain centers of the world, and conditions here frequently affect prices every where. We have here a large number of grain elevators, with n storage ca pacity of about 00.000,000 bushels of wheat. They nre chartered by law, and the owners act as trustees or custodians of other people's grain. The grain is In spected by an officer of the State, and Is graded No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, as the case may be, and generally Is sold by this grading, and all grain of the second grade Is then poured together, the ware house man giving a receipt for so many busnels of that particular grade. And when this receipt is agalu presented, he does not give back the same grain, but simply so many bushels of that grade. It was soon found that all grain of tho same grade Is not equally good there will be No. 2 wheat almost equal to No. 1, and there will be No. 2 wheat falling close to No. 3. And in all those cases where wheat is sold, not by the grading, but rather by sample as for milling purposes the best, quality sometimes brings several cents a bushel more than tho poorer quality, though of the same grade. The warehouse men saw that they could sell by sample the best qual ity of a particular grade aud supply Its place by a lower quality of the same grade and pocket the difference. This would reduce the average quality of the whole pile, and In case the owners of any of the pile should wish to sell by samplo they would Buffer In conse quence. The elevator owners went Into the business of buying and selling grain and mixing It with that of their custom ers. A suit was brought to enjoin them from doing this, Much .evidence was taken, and after a full hearing Judge Tuley, the Nestor of the bench of Chi cago, granted the injunction on the grounds, among others, that tho elova tor owners wcro trustees or custodians of other' people's property, that the In terests of tho public demanded that theso custodians should be disinterest ed, and that It would be contrary to public morals to permit them to stand in a position where there would be a constant temptation for them to change the character of the property they thus held 'In trust; and, second, that If the elevator men were permitted to act In the dual capacity of trustees and deal ers In grain they would possess such advantages as would cnablo them to soon drlro all other buyers out of the market and thus give to themselves a monopoly of tho grain trade of Chicago, and enable them, to a certain extent, to flx tho prlco of grain In the Chicago market; for they could then, by combl natloo, agree oh the price, and by rea son of their enormous storage capacity they could withhold or throw on to the market at any tlmo vast quantities of wheat, and thus depress or raiso tho market at pleasure, which would not bo so if tlicro were many owners. The ease was appealed to tho Supremo Court, and that court sustained Judge Tuley, and, In a long and able opinion, expressly hold that It would bo ngalnst, public morals and against public pol-' ley to permit the public waroliouso men of this State to carry on a grain bus! noss In the samo warelftftiso In which they keep their customers' grnln. Hut In the'tncuntlmu tho warehouse iiii-ii fceureil the ppsaso of n law w'hlcli penults them to do tho very things- vlilc-h the courts had held to bo against public morals and against pub lic polley. Tho elevator people stand together. They have an agreement not to Interfere with each other's business. The moment a bushel of wheat goes Into their warehouses they nro entitled to two cents Morago. "When nn outside buyer offers 70 cents a bushel It will i-ost him 7-' cants. Tho warehouse men, by giving up a little of their storage t-hargo, can offpr 71 cents, and thus drlvo tho oubildo buyers out of tho market. This done, tho market Is nt tho mercy of the warehouse men, The effect of this legislation, therefore, Js to ereato a monopoly and placo all that Roetlon of country which In grain mat tors Is tributary to this city at tho nier ey of n combination of elevator owners in Chicago. This combination can eas ily combine with others elsewhere, so that this legislation lays the founda tion for n grain trust that will draw Mood from every farmer In America. The question now is, members of the Illinois Legislature. "Docs It meet your approval? Will you voto to sustain it, cr will you voto for Its repeal?" A leading and prominent member (if the Fortieth General Assembly, who madn a good record, and Is known to bo an honest man, said recently: If tho next Legislature decides to Investi gate tho rumors relative to tho ole Ttfor bill, It will probably summon - Jim rTifini !rrtutmntiBX2J '.hi& some of the following prominent citi zens to tell what they know about tho elevator bill, nnywoy, what It is, why It was passed, nnd what was done to secure Its passage: L. O. Goddard, John M. Darnell, Charles II. Crawford, Charles Couusclmau, George E. Marcy, V. 1). Armour, Armour & Company, Lloyd J. Smith, Charles K. H1U, l'ree 1. Morris, Cliatles A. Allen, ' James Hranen, 1". M. Weare, W. II. Harper, John E. Thomas, Louis E. Perrottot, George .1. Brine, Frank Murdoch, Delos W. Baxter, Wm. It. Northcott, David T. Littler, Isaac B. Craig, 1. T. Chapman, Caleb C. Johnson, I. 1. Humsey, And others. Of course the Gas Trust officials deny that the price of gas will go up July 1. That Is their polley while the Legisla ture is in session. After the Legislature adjourns the prlco of gas will bo ?3 per 1,000 feet In Chicago, nnd don't you forget It. Why shouldn't the Gas Trust reap the bcncllt of the legislation it bought and paid for so dearly? Did the Gas Trust frame and pay $250,000 for tho passage of a law per mitting corporations to consolidate without obtaining any benctll from It itself? Hardly. Every trust thnt Is now oppressing the people of Illinois Is u product of the Gas Trust consolidation law. ' The Ice Trust, the Flour Trust, tho Elevator Trust, the Egg Trust have nil been formed on the strength of the Gns Trust consolidation bill, paid for with Gas Trust money. In consequence leu has gone up, llreud luis gone up. Eggs have gone up, Provisions of-all kinds have gone up in price. It Is unreasonable to suppose Hint Gns will not go up. Gas will go up. The Gas Trust paid $250,000 for the passage of tho Infamous Consolidation and Frontage bill. It will reap its reward by tho income It will net from tho raising of the prlco of gas. Chicago is at Its mercy. The streets of Chicago were never so poorly lighted as they are at present. The gas is of a poor quality and tho condition of tho gas lamps was never so bad. Alderman John F. Neagle, of tho big Twelfth Ward, voiced the sontimcuts of nine-tenths of the people of tho In telligent section which ho represents, when he introduced Into the City Coun cil a short time ago tho follow lug reso lution: Resolvcd.That tho Corporation Coun sel be and ho Is hereby directed to in stitute proceedings to test tho constitu tionality of the act of tho Legislature permitting tho consolidating of gas companies, and also annul tho net of consolidation of tho Consumers' Gns Compauy, tho People's Gns Light and Coke Compnny aud tho Equltnblo Gas Company, for tho reason thnt theso companies lu consolidating under the name of the People's Gas Company havo violated tho express conditions against consolidation contained lu the ordinances granting them tho privilege to operate lu tho city of Chicago. It Is reported at Spiingtleld that the Gas Trust will ask for a law giving tho City Council the power to Ilx the price of gas. It Is not satisfied with what it Is making now, and If It gets Its law through it will "llx" the Council to raise tlio price of gas to $;$ or !?:i.no per 1,000 feet. Corporation money buys bailiffs and bribes Juries, Corporation money buys legislation. Is this sort of freedom guaranteed by the constitution? When the corporations want a law they buy It. When they want a ver dict they buy that, too. Where are we drifting to? The Gas Trust Is making slathers of money out of Its dnmna'blo monopoly. It guarantees tho Ogdcn Company 200,000 per year for not extending Its plant under lis franchise. The money, of course, miiirs out of the pockets of tho people. Clileagu would lmvo had a grand new gas company but for the pnrsugo of this scoundrelly frontage bill, On June 8, lS!i7. Franklin II. Head,, Franklin MneVcagh, L. L. CobilrnXltf rtf-Orllly. John A. Itoen'e, J. C. ITuiloy.'It. S. Crltchcll, Gilbert . Shaw, II. W. Le man mid M, C. Itullock.askcd tho Chi vago City Couucll tdv'ii' ordinance stntwiftxtamnKmatmi grouting them n franchise for the pur pose of erecting gns works nml laying itinliis in the streets. This compnny, composed of the solid men of Chicago Incorruptible men who could not 1)0 bought offered to furnish gas to the people for SO cents per 1,000 feet. Only three weeks would elapso from the time tho ordinance was Introduced until July 1, when tho law giving the Gas Trust a perpetual monopoly of Chi cago's streets went Into effect. These eminent citizens tried to pre rent tho monopoly from saddling the results of its bribery upon tho people. nut they did not succeed. Tho (las Trust bribed the nldermen, tho Mac Veagh ordinance was killed, aud Chi en go was given up forever to the Trust robbers. If the people of Chicago permit them selves to bo robbed by nn Octopus which has no legal right to exist, they tire not entitled to any sympathy. Tho Gns Trust agents nre already lu Springfield. Members of the Legisla ture should have them locked up wher ever found. Excepting China, It would be hard to Mud any country where the extortion practiced by the Gns Trust on tho peo ple of Chicago would long bo tolerated. The Gns Trust robs the people in ev ery way. It rents gas ranges to poor people nt outrageous prices. It then puts on ex tra pressure sclent Ideally applied nnd forces air through tho pipes at n great rate. This pressure Is especially strong evenings when supper Is being pre pared. The people pay for wind which costs the Trust nothing. Special assessments for gas lamps go light along, but the poor icoplc do not get the gns on the streets after they MR ELMER The Business Man's Candidate Mr. Elmer E. Baldwin, the well known real estate man, is tho lendhig. Republican candidate for Alderman of the Fourth Ward. Ills place of busi ness is 244-240 33th street, und he does the largest real estate business south of Congress street. Mr. Baldwin Is u nephew of Mr. John L. Hill, tho retired capitalist, and old-time political lead er In Philadelphia. His business hus given him nn acquaintance with u great majority of the Fourth Ward business men, .most of whom are favor able to Mr. Baldwin's candidacy, and hope that ho will lie their next Alder man. Among those favoring him are Cutis. 1). Irwin, of Irwin, Green & Co.; Levi D. Doud, bnnker; W. 11. Godalr, of Godalr, Harding & Co., Stock Yards commission men; Dnplel F. Crllly, Montgomery Ward, Col. Win. Crllly, Frank E. Hurley, of Hurley & Co,, Nel son Morris, Jeremiah Sullivan of the riilon Stock Yards Packing Co., John pay their assessments. Tho Gas Trust owns tho streets. Tho city lias noth ing to do with them. Tho Gns Trust is not furnishing one half tho light It should furnish, and for .veins, according to published reports, It did not furnish 22-eaudlo power to the city. It Is reported that tho Gns Trust Is getting paid for thousands of lamps which are not In service, anil this can bo easily verllled. Wo nro nnxlous to see whether tho Gas Trust will buy tho Board of As sensors and Board of Review this yenr. It will try to. Keep your eyo on the assessments of tho $30,000,000 Gas Trust (which has a perpotunl monopoly lu Chicago) under tho new rovenuo law. Can Gas Trust money beat tho new rovenuo law? The receipts of the (Jas Trust should bo taxed. What Is tho Legislature going to do with tho Gas Trust? There should Jio an Investigation of the methods of doing business of the Auditing Commltteo of the West Town Itonrd. The Legislature will' havo a clmnco to show its hand when the bill author izing tho city of Chicago to sell electric light to prlvato consumers comes up fflkW? ' . .BBSBBBBBBBbPBbSBBBbVV4 it. " y P.?fZmL' ?pfov'' "' ikvsbbbbbbbT' "SnleamtRvw?. ' tVjt'"- ltsssssssss ' ''SliMRSllwff '-' " TssssssssssssBlf V fssMTIlllr " ' ' -it?l?tclBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBWt jilBBBBBBBBBW W.tAweeeW BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBsl V SBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB I'SBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBl ' BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB. 'sBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB; ''BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBbI aBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBM' 'bBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBbV SBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBW SBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB for passage. Tbo city now has an effi cient electric light plant, and if the Legislature gives It tho necessary per mission, Chicago people will be able to get light Independent of tho Gns Trust. Pass the bill. Hon. Geo, Duddlcston has made a record that will re-elect him to the City Council. This Legislature will show up some corporation lawyers. Tin people of Hlinols demand it con stitutional convention. ltepeal tho $3,000 limit law. The Elevator Trust must go. As Judge Waterman says, no innii Is too big for the law to take hold of him. ilowubotit tho elevator men who oper ated nt Sprlngfleld Jn ISO"? Are they going to escape? Willi tlio corporations buying the courts aud denying tin people Justice; with tin rporntlons buying tho Leg islature and depriving the people of their right, of what use is a Republic? Did the Gas Trust ever do anything in the Jury line? It did pretty well wltli the Legislature. How humiliating it is to think of Gas Trust people writing to England to tell of what they can do with American Legislatures with a little English money, Whenever it member of-the Legisla ture tells you thnt "there Is nothing in tills gns and warehouse bribery talk," E BALDWIN, lor Alderman of the Fourth Ward. T. ltlehardM, Warren M. Baker, capital ist; Col. E. It. Bliss, Samuel Gregsteii, proprietor or tho Windsor Hotel, mid one of the largest property owners lu the .Fourth Word; E. P. Broughtou, vice president of tho C. A: E. I. Ity.; E. W. Glllett. These men ln-lleve Mr. Baldwin knows the needs of the Fourth Ward, and also couslder him Just the man to look after tho Interest of Fourth Ward taxpayers. Mr. Baldwin was Itorn In Delaware Couuty, Pennsylvania, In 1802, anil has resided lu the Fourth Ward for tho past seven years. Ho has been a life-long Republican and has always stood by the regular Republi can organization of the Fourth Ward, of which hn Is one of the most loyal members. Ho looks like u winner aud will prove n splendid member of tho City Council If tho Fourth Ward voters honor him wHh their suffrage next April, and it Is claimed thai they will. you can bet that that fellow has been bribed by tho Interests named. Tho sorest men lu Springfield are the men who took tho coin and fear ex posure. "What is tbo prico of Dobbins' Electric Soap?" "Five cents a bar, full size, just reduced I'rom.ten.' Hasn't been less tbun ten for U3' years." "Why, tbat's the prico ol common brown soap. Send mo a bos. I Can't afford to buy auy other soap alter this." The Infamous Gas. Trust bought our streets of the just Legislature, and the city of Chicago can never own a gas plant or an electric Uuht plant of Its own until this "Consolidation" law Is repeiih d, , Think of an American city prohibited from using lis own streets! Vet the city of Chicago cannot use lis own streets If It waul to light them itself! The (Jus Trust owns Chicago streets. It bought them from the hist Legisla ture. Tho people arc Just awakening to this fact. Walt until they nro thoroughly aroused, and some gentlemen will not wish to remain long lusldo tho city When the Sangamon County Grand Jury Investigates Legislative bribery It must not forget the Gas Trust agent who manipulated tho deal of 1897. That deal will not be outlawed for over a yenr yet. The Sangamon County Grand Jury ought to summon the attorney for tho Armour interests, referred to In tho Hoard of Trade report. A number of the nollttcnl leaders of Cook County nro on tho Gas Trust pay ron. ! t has been thoroughly tested In the fol lowing Points: For economy, durability, easy wash ing. Non-shrinking or Injurious to fabrics. For leaving the hands smooth nnd soft. For washing tho most delicate em broidery without a particle of Injury. It Is a welt-known fact to practical laundresses (lint there Is no economy lu a cheap adulterated soap. Not only from the fact thnt It has not tho lasting qualities, but also from Injury douc tho clothing. By tho uso of CAESAR, linens nml oth er fabrics do not rot, they wear out naturally. It lias been proved Mint CAESAR does 50 per cent, moro washing thou tho average laundry soap will do. CAESAR has a rich, velvet creamy lather that penetrates and softens the clothing, consequently it makes wash lug easy. C A KHAR will not cause chapped or rough hands. Why? Because It con tains uo Injurious substances of any kind. CAESAU retails nt 4c a bar, nnd wo feel confident thnt with a fair trial you will make Caesar n household soap. Very sincerely yours, JOSEPH LISTER, Chicago. VALUABLE INFORMATION. s Location of Chlciia Depot! tni tho Various Reitfo which Leov Each Station. BCARBORN &TA1KN-BMftwiaftlk8t(. Atchison, ToMkn and Santa Fc. Chicago and Eastern Illinois. Chicago and Grnud Trunk. Chicago and Erie. Momm Route. Wnbnsh. (MAND CENTRAL-HinltM 51. ftFI Ik Avt. Chicago aud Northern Pacific. Chicago and Great Western.. Wisconsin Central. Baltimore and Ohio. UNION DEPOT-CmiI k Utmt Stmt. Chicago, Milwaukee nml St. Paul. Chicago, Burlington ami Qiilucy. Pennsylvania Lines. Chlnigo ami Alton. Pun Handle. CENTRAL STATION -ill k Ptrfc Rw. C, C, C. ami St. Louis (Big 4 Route). Chicago ami West Michigan. Michigan Central. Illinois Central. ROCK ISLAND DEPOT-V Bvrtn St. A Pdl Ave. Lake Shore ami Michigan Southern. Chicago, Rock Island and Pad lie. N. Y (3. V St. L. (Nickel Piute). CNICAQO A NORTHWESTERN-Kliil A Will Sit. HUGH V.MURRAY. Attorney and Counselor at Law Salts 928432 Sttck Exchasis iUg Tl. Main I DM. Chloago. NOTICE OF INCREASE OF NUMIER OF DIRECTORS. Csicaqo, 111., January 21, taw. Notice It lieroby given that ttb regular n nual rorcllns of the ttorkholiUra ot tb OEO. W. I.1NN COMPANY, held tn Chicago, Illinois, on tut Tib day of January. IS pursuant to the by-tawi ot Mia company, the. numberof director! ot said corporation wa Increased from three to Ave dlrootori. and that tbo certlfleatei ot auch Increase ot the number ot directors have been Died in the ofllce of the Secrotary of Stale and In the oflloe of tbe Itecorder of Deeds of the County of Cook, as provided by taw. OEO. W. LINN, President. 'fSMBBBBBBBBBBBBBBsHsBfl aX3 BBBt.lBIOt'C3MHHHslBBBts9slSBBBBBBBBBSHs Ql K3 Ebbm ' SmLSuEBSmmSWtM sMBsMBbbbbbI r9MBsBM9MMMMJi Office and Warehouses, - . Winchester and Ogden Aves. and Harrison St. TELEPHONES WEST 283 AND 953. Telephone North 1 008. Brown's Storage and Van Co., FURNITURE M PIANU MOVERS. Storage for Pine Furniture and Carpets. 25-Cent Package and Baggage Express, Office and Store Rooms: 49-53 Racine Ave. Branch: 230-232 Sheffield Ave. . .,.'.''.!''" J iijir jJesBiiisitsi i ti i iii.-Jl'.-j3.i(Vru'lj-.l.fjj',j Oh, how sore the brllic-tnkcrs who lmvo been re-elected reel! Tltpy fear the coming investigation nnd the de part I ng coin, Tho Gns Trust middlemen and go betweens .who operated at Sprlngfleld two years ago nro sold to lmvo made n nlco sum by "holding out" on their victims, the bribe-taking legislator. KYMOUR WARTS, Pros. Swarfs Metal Refining Co., SMELTERS and REFINERS Of All Kinds of High Orade METALS AND ORE. Manufacturers or Pig Lead, Pig Tin, Solder, Babbitt Metal, Spelter, Ingot Brass and Ingot Copper. Wc supply Municipal Plants and State Institutions with double refined Pig Lead, Jute, Cotton Waste, etc. Mlin Office and Works, 20 and 22 N. Desplaines St. Long Distance 'Phone, Msln J657. MTAIUIHID ). -.. INOORRORATIO 186. Telephone Main 1 646. HILDRETH'S 10 Sherman St. RESTAURANT IN CONNECTION. 133 E. Van Buren St. CHICAGO. THOMAS QAHAN. Tlhn Yarslt M. Gatian & Byrne, CONTRACTORS! MURPHY & LORIMER BRICK COMPANY Watttri Uiim HEBARD'S Warehouse and Van Co. THE FIRST AND LARGEST VAN COMPANY IN CHICAGO. - -'A ' Separate Looked' Hcmi yjyriilture and Pianos Carefully Packed; Mryed and Shipped. Estimates Furnished. Many of these only got one-third' the sum allotted to them. When the villainous gas frontage aid consolidation legislation Is wIpM tK the statute books by this Legislature, the City Council can grant franchises to live or six new gas companies. An" with healthy compel II Inn the jeeoplo will get TfO-cent gas! LOUIS SCMWAI, iM'r. 6 and 8 Pacific Ave. THOMAS BYRNI, Te)lhn WAtwt)'rth 9JM. TIL. MAIN 3376. Separate Looked Rooms. L? Tl X Mi.