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SV-iS&fi "INDEPENDENT IN ALU THINGS. NEUTRAL IN NONE." gjTirZiZT"'" T1 "-'- ."V fvy',tJs'-.' :" i-i-?i'iio"'-' "--? VU r , ft ft fe" L P' ff Vy J VOLUME XX. m state umh is oh. The Skirmish Line of the Great Battle of 1900 Has Been Thrown Out. An Immense Number of Candidates Named for Every Office to Be Filled. Both Parties Appear to Be Confident of the Outcome of the Big Fight, And Hence There Are Numerous Statesmen Only Too Anxious to Make 'the Bace. Mayor Harrison, Congressman W. II. Hlurlchsen of Jacksonville, Kobort E. Burke, Fred E. Eldred. City Clerk Loefller and Theodore. Nelson, secretary of the executive committee of the Stato Central Committee, lield a caucus In the Tremout IIouso recently. Although nothing was given out, It Is known that Mr. Hlurlchsen Is working up the coun try districts In the Interest of the Mayor's gubernatorial candidacy and has already visited many counties south of the Sangamon County line. It Is said ou good authority that Mr. Hlurlchsen is doing yeoman service for the Mayor and will see what Altgeld sentiment there Is In the State beforo any formal attempt Is mado to disci pline members of the Congressional committees. The Stato committee was given unusual powers by the Inst State convention and will bo able to seat dele gations at the next State convention after the manner that contesting dele Kates are seated nt n city convention. Mr. Hlurlchsen says Mnyor Harrison will be nominated for Governor by ac clamation. The committee of nine ap pointed by Chalrmnn dnhnu and Secre tary Uttrku Tuesday will look after one-third of It, and the friends of the Mnyor In the Stato will canvass for the remainder. Thus far Mnyor Hnrrlsou's friends are making no recommenda tions for the various places ou the Stato ticket, but are patting nil oti the back a ud concentrating nil effort against op posing factions. The following have been frequently mentioned as leading candidates for tho otllees named: For aovernor Carter II. Harrison, Chicago; Simeon P. Shope, Chicago; Clayton K. Crafts, Chicago; Charles K. Lndd. Kownuco: Iloujnmlu W. Cald well, Sprluglleld; General Alfred Oren dorff, Sprluglleld. Lieutenant Governor Nicholas Per rln, i:ast St. Louis; Mnyor M. M. Ste vens, Kust St. Louis; George V. Fltli lau, St. Clair County; Maurice T. Mo louey, Ottawa; lteed Green, Cairo; Colonel James Campbell, McLennsboro; Samuel Alschuler, Aurora; Charles K. Ladd, Kcwanee. For State Auditor-James A. O'Don uell, Hlooinlngton. For State Treasurer MMurd F. Hun lap. For Secretary of State-lion. V. II. lllurlchseu, Jacksonville; Mayor T, J. Medlll, Itoek Island; Tliomns Tlbbltts, Oluey; lteed Green, Cairo; Charles Hllss, Montgomery County. For Attorney General-Georgo W. Flthlnn, St. Clair County; Mnurleo T. Moloney, Ottawa; lteed Greeu, Calrp; Judge Alexander Hope, Alton; Charles K. Lndd, Kcwnuco; Samuel Alscliuler, Aurora; Elinor Hurst, Hock Island; Free P. Morris, Wutsoku; Hardy W. Masters, I.ewlston; Clayton E. Crafts, Simeon P. Shope, Donald L. Morrill and John Mayo Palmer. The list Is said to Include the promi nent candidates to date. General Orcmlorff was Adjutant Goncrnl of tho State militia under Mr. Altgeld. Mnurleo T. Moloney was recently elect ed Mayor of Ottawa over Walter IS. Palmer mid 1s said to bo tho strongest candidate for Attorney Geueral. All candidates aro received cordially by Mayor Harrison's friends uud the streugth of uono of them Is disparaged. Itobert E. Burke, It Is generally con ceded, will 1)0 mado chairman of tho Ilnllrond and Wnrohouso Commission In tho event of Mr. Harrison's eleva tion to gubernatorial honors. In fact, all the Important Jobs nro being parcel ed out lu ndvanco In tho Idlo gossip of . tho political headquarters. nnnia .t. Su'onto wnft reannolutH chief of the Are department at tho City Council meeting Monday sight and Charles M. Walker corporation counsel. Mr. Walker resigned as nldermau of the Twenty-fourth ward and his resigna tion was accepted before his appoint ment was made. Mayor Harrison said he had the opin ion of a dozen Inwycrs that after his resignation the alderman was eligible for appointment to n place In the clty'x service. Mayor Harrison said no elec tion would be ordered to choose n suc cessor for Alderman Walker unless the people of tho Twenty-fourth ward made a demand for It. If they were satisfied with ono alderman he would not suggest a special election. No nominations were mndo for boiler or gas Inspector. The Mnyor said tho omission of these appointments was not slgnlllcnnt of the removal of the occu pants. He said he had not got around to theso appointments. Maurice O'Con nor, the gas Inspector, was practically legislated out of ottlce by the failure of the City Council to make an appropria tion for his salary. Mayor ifnrrWuti ulo appointed his bridge tenders and police court ballllTs and clerks. The list of bridge tenders showed nn entire ab sence of Altgeld men and of the ap pointees of nntMIarrlson politician. Frank Martin, brother of Joseph Mar tin, cx-clty collector and mnnngcr for cx-Gov. Altgeld, lost the Itush street bridge and the $2,700 It was worth. Daniel Cahlll was transferred from the State to the Rush street bridge and James Doheny, tho selection of James A. Qulnn, the Twenty-fourth ward cog lu tho Hnrrlson-ISurko machine, was appointed Stnte street bridge tender. The other changes were us follows: Louis Arato to Harrison street lu place of Timothy Guerlu; Albeit Well, Twelfth street, In place of Michael Fin uegnu; Hubert A. Hagemaii, High teenth street, In place of John J, Fit. gerald; William Lake, South Halsted street, In place of William Punchek; John McCarthy, Main street, In place or Patrick Lavery; Michael Harrington, south fork Ashland avenue, lu place of Patrick Iloylc; James Clinton, Klnzlo street, lu place of William O'Hara, Maurice O'Connor's man; Fred ltolli, Frio street, lu placo of M. Walsh, trans ferred to Indiana street, In place of L. Gerson; Joseph Parchnui, Division street, Instead of Fred ISoelun; William Hluhin, North Western avenue, to take the place of W. E. Wiulsvvortli, who was tho particular friend of Henry Krafts, an ardent Altgeld man; Anton Stleman, Itlverdale aveuue, lu place of John Pauls, nnd Peter Mnztirkowlez, Weed street, lu place of John Helm. Tho following police court clerks were nppolnted: Snm W. Arrnnd, Har rison street; Ike Roderick, Harrison street; Chas. Heally, Harrison street; Hornco Clinton, Ilnrrlson street; Paul Slatlnsky, Maxwell street; Tims, W. Campbell, Maxwell street; Horace Ron yon, W. C. Cllngen, Desplalues street; W. T. Mnher. Auuiist C. Clilfta, West Chicago avenue; Win. J. Webber, Fast Chicago avenue; John Cunningham, iintli and Halsted streets; Alex. Wis nlewskl, South Chicago; W. A. Bud illth. H.vdo Park: Thos. Wall, Lnke; T. R. Halllgun, Englewood; W. It. Roll, Lnko View; Frank Knrnssliiskl, Logan square. Tho bailiffs nnmed were: John GrIIIln, Ilnrrlson street; Moses Rnrnett, Ilnrrlson street; Morgan Murphy, Win. J. Lnskowskl, Maxwell street; John O'Nell, Dcsplnlues street; Henry Phil lips, Albert J. Sprengel, West Chicago; W. J. Magnus, East Chicago; A. Con stable, John Schncfer, 85th and Halsted streets; Chas. McG ready, Hydo Park; Caspar F. Wnlner, Lako; P. F. Holdon, Enslowood; J. J. Furlong, Lnke View; Htnuiov K. Glomskl. Loiran sauare. All tho appointments were concurred Id. After tho bonds had been approved, CHICAGO, SATURDAY, MAY 13. 1899-TWELVE PAGES. L' & '3X Including that of Chief Sweitlo. Alder man Neagle cnusedHo be passed a reso lution declaring the cotilldeuce of the City Council In the eminent ability and sterling Integrity of Fire Chief Denis J. Swenle, who, It declared, had suc cessfully fought Chicago's tires for half a century. Mnyor Ilnrrlson Inaugurated n war against banners strung across streets and cnuoples ou the sidewalks of busy streets. He vetoed nn order allowing Morris Ncwmnii to string a banner across Monroe street, uud said that hereafter no banners would be allowed to be swung ncross streets. He said they were unsightly nnd obstructed the street. He vetoed nlso nn order for u canopy on State street, on the ground that canopies nnd signs ou busy streets were obstructions to business. The Mayor vetoed the ordinance allowing city laborers pay for Saturday half holidays, He said the appropriations were 100,000 lu excess of the city's visible Income, and, as a measure of ecouomy, every dollar would have to be used to employ needed labor. Congressmnn A. J. Hopkins was In the city Monday. He conferred with Congressmnn Lorlmer nnd other Chi- ago Representatives ns to the effort Illinois uud the West will make to placo Mr. Hopkins In tho Speaker's chair at Washington. It Is understood Hint there will bo lu Chicago shortly a conference of Western Congressmen favorable to Mr. Hopkins' candidacy. To this meeting will be Invited Con gressmen from Illinois, Michigan, In diana, Wisconsin, and possibly several other Western Stntes. Coinrrcssmun Reeves and several other Illinois Con gressmen nro expected here lu u few lays. Cougicssmnu Lorlmer will leave for Washington within n few days to see what can be done In Mr, Hopkins' Interest among tho Representatives f i oiu the East. Walter Watson, of Mount Vernon, chalrmnn of tho Democratic State Committee, wns lu Chicago Monday. He saw Mayor Harrison nnd several other local leaders of the Democracy, Later he had n long consultation with Secrctnry F, 13. Eldred, of the commit tie. Mr. Wntson snld his visit here had no political slgnlllcnuce, Among Democratic politicians It was said that tho chalrmnn's visit was tor tho pur pose of looking over the wnys and means end of the Stnte organization, with a view of having some money lu the treasury before tho campaign of 11)00 opened, It Is Inteuded nlso to strengthen tho Democratic organiza tion ns much us possiblo In overy town ship lu the State, Scunlor II. F. Asplnwall, of the Rax tcr committee, was In town Monday. Senator Asplnwall said tho committee might have a meeting for furthor nr- Irauglng of preliminaries somo day noxt week, and that bo expected the corn- iT'&Wi;;gHgfr!-i.-'t. i &.I ...,. - ' -&-. ' "-. S '?''?--.. .' -x - . snM HON. 8HELBY M. QULLOM, Candldato for Re-olaetlon to the United States Senate from Illinois. mlttee would then begin hearing the testimony. He would not Indicate the line of I ni i ill rv with which the commit tee would begin Its work. Ho said this had not yet been ugreed ou by the members of the committee. Tho Hoard of Assessors may And It self hampered by the ilmo limitations of tho law. Tho new statute requires the nxs(siuciits to bo ready for revis ion by June 1, nnd the board will scarcely have time to complete the as segment of personal property by that date. Tho scheduling of personal prop erty Is not nearly llnWhcd, nnd the as sessment of the nal estate lias not bueii taken up. It will be Impossible to complete nil the assessments by June 1. "We are doing the best wo can, but I do not see how we can llnlsh by June 1," said Assessor Adam Wolf Tuesday. "Wo will not have the personal prop el ty assessment completed much be fore that date. I think, t hough, the result will please the people, uud that the operations of the new law will bo found entirely satisfactory." The Associated Cycling Club mem bers are circulating petitions to Gov. Tanner requesting the appointment of Frank A. Aldeu. their treasurer, ns u member of the West Pari; Hoard. Mr. Aldeu already has gone on record as favoring the Verkes ordinance, over which the recent tight lu the West Park developed, and giving the company what It want?. Elmore W. Hurst, of Rock Island, one of the Democratic leaders lu thu lower houso nt Sprluglleld for inauy sessions, Is being prominently mention ed for the nomination for Attorney General. Others In the same list aro Samuel Alcliulcr, of Aurora, aUo prominent lu the Legislature; Judge Hope, of Alton; lteed Green, of Cairo; Free P. Morris, of Watseka; Hardy Masters, of Fultou County; lion. Clay ton E. Crafts, Hon. Simeon P, Shope, Donald L. Morrill and John Mayo Palmer. Word came Monday from "down the State" that the Governor Is to be peti tioned to call an extra session of tho Legislature to amend the new revenue law. The claim is made that the uew law compels taxpayers to niako public too much of their private business nud affairs, uud some of tho people In tho central and eastern sections of tho State wnut it amended beforo noxt year's assessment Is made, lu connec tion with tho reported movement for a special session Is nnothor report to tho effect that tho politicians In tho Stato outsldo of Cook County aro afraid tho next federal census will glvo Cook County such a largo representation In tho Legislature that it will have a clear majority. It Is proposed, It a special session Is held, to pass a resolution for a constitutional amendment which will mW-:-',-M ... t&. limit Cool; County to seventeen Sena torial districts, no matter what Its pop ulation may be, giving thirty-four dis tricts to tho rest of tho Stnte. This would give Cook County Just one-third of the Senators and Representatives. Daniel D. Clemence has tendered his resignation as manager of tho Wyo ming Hotel, lie has been succeeded by Mr. John Ruugh, one of the best known hotel men In thu Northwest. Tho solid old Windsor Hotel of St. Paul, Minn., was built for Mr. naugh, and he has lcoii engaged In the hotel business lu Minnesota for many years. Mr. Ranch's long experience lu hotel nlTalrs makes him a valuable man, and wo congratulate the Wyoming Hotel upon having secured so good n man as Mr. Raugh for malinger.. A prominent Republican from tho MHith end of the State, lu conversation with a reporter for tho Englo on Wed nesday, snld: "If Gov. John R. Tanner wants a renoinlnntlou he will get It. Certain Cool: Countv pranks, who hooI: to inaiign gov. xnuuer, will not bo heard of In tho State convention should John R. Tanner decide he wants n sec ond term of Governor, Why, tho voters In the rural districts simply ndoro Gov. Tanner. They admire lilm for his back bone uud lighting qualities. Outside of Cook County John Tnnnor Is stronger with the people to-day than ho over was, and mark my words, ho will suc ceed himself If he decides ho wants to bo Governor for a second term," Last Monday night Alderman George Dudillestou Introduced an order direct ing tho commissioner of public works to remove nn obstruction on tho east side of Market street between Lako street and the alley south. Do said u wholesale firm had built u platform ou the sidewalk liOO feet long, six feet wide and three feet high without tho permis sion of the city authorities, and that It was an obstruction to business on tho street. The order passed. Lawyer John E. Kelioo of the Twelfth ward Is talked of for appoint ment to tho School Hoard. Many of our best business men would heartily approvo tho appointment ot Mr. John T. Connery to tho School Hoard. South Town Assessor Henry Stuck art Is bound to tlud out whether the uew revenue law Is constitutional or not lu bhort order, Mr. Charles C. Stllwell, tho popular North Town nttorney, Is mentioned for appointment to tho School Hoard uext June. Charles II, McGrnth Is n good mail for tho School Board, CHEAPER IMS IS COIIIG. Tbe Reform City Council Has Before It the Example of New York City, Where the Aldermen Have Passed Ordinance Fixing by Law a 75-Cent Rate. One of the Companies Had Reduced Its Price to Fifty Cents Per Thousand, Thus Showing What an Enormous Profit Was Being Ground Out of the People. Our reform City Council has nn op portunity to prove whether It Is tho friend of the people or uot. It can do so by cutting the people's gas bills In two, ns a perusal of tho or dinances granting franchises to com panies forming the trust will prove that It has a perfect right to do so. In New York the City Council has re duced the price of gas to 75 cents per 1,000 feet. The largest company In the city had reduced the price to BO cents per 1,000 feet, but tho Council feared that it might rnlso it again to $1, nnd there fore It has fixed tho price beyond which the companies cannot go at 75 cents per 1.000 feet. Somo of the aldermen favored 40 cents ns the price. Hero is nn example for Chicago. A dispatch to tiie Times-Herald says: Now York, May 0. Ry a vote of i!7 to 2. at Its meeting this after noon, tho City Council passed nn ordinance which provides that the price of gas shall uot exceed 75 cents per thousnnd cubic feet, Tammany's members, led by John T, Oakley, protested ncntust tho passago of the ordinance, uud then, taunted for lack of sincerity nnd consistency by Councilman McGnrry of Rrooklyn, they voted for It. Tho two dissenters were President Guggenhelmcr uud Council man Conly of Rrooklyn. Councilman Cassldy, who fathered tho measure, read from tho preamble to tho city charter and wholo sections of tho charter, nnd deduced tho opinion that tho municipal assembly has tho right to establish tho prlco of gas. "The Democrats of Manhattan have declared for cheaper gas," he said. 'Now Is tho tlmo for them to show their sincerity, If they have any." Ou tho roll call as to adoption tho Taiuinany men did not vote ut llrst. They wero dumb until Mr. Oakley arose aud announced that he had decided to voto lu tho nlllrmatlve. Then they fol lowed his example and the ordinance was passed. It will go before the board of alder men a week from next Tuesday and there, It Is expected, there will be a lively time. The Couucll city hall committee on Monday afternoon considered tho ordi nance in regard to tho gas companies, Introduced by a subcommittee of tho old Council, and recommended tho or der for passage. The report of the com mittee consists of u resume of tho Judg ments against tho city by tho People's Gas Light ami Coke Company, and con cludes with the following resolutions:, "Resolved, That the corporation coun sel be and hereby Is directed to lllo a bill lu chancery to set nsldo all Judg ments against thu city In favor of tho People's Gas Light and Coke Company, and for an accounting between the city and said company; and "Resolved, That the comptroller bo nnd Is hereby directed lo withhold pay ment of such judgments for one month niter tho dale of the passage thereof," New York- people pay only 50 cents per 1,000 feet for gas, In New York, wliero no "consolida tion" law Is permitted to stand In tho way ot tho people's rights, the gas com panies nro obliged to keep tho streets In repair nud nro besides glad to get 50 cents per thousand for their com modity. In Chicago tho Gns Trust tears up tho streets whenever It wants to; makes tho city or tho taxpayers repair them; dodges Us taxes Itself nud then charges nnd receives $1.10 per 1,000 feet for gas, How long will tho pooplo stand this? NUMBER 501. an Just so long ns they elect u suplue City Oouucll that refuses to stand up for their rights. If the City Council will make nn hon est light the Infamous "consolidation" law behind which tho Chicago Gas Trust hides will bo knocked out nud our people will have 50-ccut gas. The funny part of the New York re duction Is that Anthony N. Drndy, the bend of the New Amsterdam Company, the llrst New York concern to reduce the prlco to 50 cents, Is n director lu the Chicago Gas Trust. Tills proves whnt The Eagle has said right along, that the Chicago Gas Trust could afford to sell gas at n profit for o." cents per 1,000 feet. Why don't they do It? Ask our Aldermen. Ry edict of tho Now Amsterdam com pany on Wednesdny last the prlco ot gas Is 50 cents per thousand cubic feet. Undercutting the cut of the Consoli dated Gas Company was the llrst doll ulte move of Anthony N. Rrady lu his new position us general-ln-chlef of the Insurgents lu the gas war. Tho Con solidated nnd Mutual companies made the prlco of gas (15 cents to force the Standard nud New Amsterdam either Into tho trust or out of business. Now the New Amsterdam is trying to make them sick of It. Tho Consolidated uud Mutual companies have decided to miiku tiny sacrillco to acquire tho East River gas tunnel, which Is owned by tho New Amsterdam coinpauy. That tunnel Is cnpablu of carrying pipes from Long Island to Manhattan Island which would bring over twice us much gas dally ns has ever been consumed In New York', nnd gas can be imiiiiifncturcd so much cheaper on Long Island than ou Manhattan Island that the magnates of the Consolidated nud Mutual companies reull.o that the tunnel Is of the greatest Importance, to them. Once having secured possession of the New Amsteidum company uud Its tunnel It would lie u simple matter for them to "squrezo" tho Standard com pnuy, controlled by Russell Sage, until It agreed to bell out. Tho best way to light tho Gas Trim Is to orgnnlzu ward clubs to light It. hi this way public sentiment ecu be roused to fever heat, and tho bribe giving scoundrels uud bribe-taking leg Islators will be driven from Chicago forever! Organize! Organize for your rights! Organize against tho Gas Trust which Is sapping tho life blood out of Chicago and which owns Its streets by virtue of legislative bribery! The Gas Trust must go. Corporation money buys bailiffs and bilbes Juries, Corporation money buys legislation, Is this sort of freedom guaranteed by the constitution? Tho city keeps on collecting special assessments for the benefit of tho Gas Trust; many of thoso who pay them never see their gas, and those who do see a very Inferior quality of tho arti cle. If the people of Chicago permit them selves to be. robbed by an Octopii which has no legal right to exist, they are not entitled to any sympathy. The "Universal Gas Company" ob tained a'trnuchlso from the city on the express stipulation that It vculd chargo but DO cents per thousand feet for gas, Tho Universal company lew owned by tho Trust, and Is fur- xJhiz&&L unt. 1'uA.