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M THE OHIOAOO H5A.OL.HI. 'd i t b 1 . '1 'S i , i i : i i I '. TOE SEMATORS WERE CHEAP. The Gas Trust Had Very Little Diffi culty in Making Terms with Those Fellows. The Eagle Has Some Witnesses for the Sangamon County Grand Jury to Hear. These Men Will Talk and Caii Prove ' Everything that They Testify To. Outside the "Senatorial Syndicate" the Price Paid Was $3,900 for Every Man Bought. Will the officers of the Chicago Ons Trust kindly state whether they know anything nbout the raising of a fund from which n number of the members of tbo Inst Senate were paid each -i,000 for services rendered. The Eagle is lu n position to state on the very best of authority that such a fund was raised to take care of a number of the smnll-fry Senators, whose votes were necessary to ennble the Sena torial syndicate to fulfill their contract with the trusts and corporations. Three thousand nine hundred dollars was the exact sum paid to these smnll-fry Sen ntors. The six who formed tho syndi cate got ten times that amount each. They were the big toads In the puddle. The little fellows were glad to be rec ognized even to the extent of thirty nine hundred plunks. The details of the whole business are nt haud. The prin cipal features arc given In the story that follows this statement Names, dates and other pnrtlculnrs nro nt linud. If the Gas Trust folks decline to tnlk now, they may be more willing to tell what they know nbout this In iquitous transaction later, ami before a different tribunal tlmu that of public opinion. Iu order to start this chapter of the history of the Infamous Forty-llrst General Assembly properly, It may be Htated at the outset that outside the members of the Senatorial syndicate and the select coterie lu the House, the Forty-llrst General Assembly was a "cheap skate" Legislature. The great Illinois corporations so regarded It. The members of the little clique which controlled both houses came high, to be Hure, but tho "combine" was exceed ingly small In numbers. So small was It that though tho veteran lawyer and corporation lobbyist who shelled out Jhe coin had to divide up n small for tune among tho members of tho select coterie, yet ho was exceedingly pleased with the outcome, Inasmuch ns the cor porations were "protected" for less money, and tho Interests of tho public were sold for a smnller price than ever iH-'fore In the history of this State. This was due to tho fact that so well tlld the syndicate and Its auxiliary In the lower house map out Its plans that seven-eighths of tho members of tho House got nothing nt all during tho en tire session beyond the $1,000 allowed by law ns their remuneration nnd their allowance for mllenge nnd stationery. Tho select clique, led by a prominent member of the House, got everything. A few persistent ones did "break In" here nnd there, nnd had to bo taken caro of, but generally spcnklug tho clique "hogged" everything In sight. In the .Senate things were nearly but not quite so bad. Tho Senatorial syn dicate made an agreement nt the outset with thu veteran lawyer and corpora tion lobbyist to kill every bill that iu any way Interfered with the privileges, emoluments and monopolies of tho cor juration. Tho agreement actually con tained the basis of payment upon which this work wns to bo done. It was found, however, that this could not be done without some co-operation from the outside. The six Sena tors composing tho syndicate found that they would havo to get a few of the outsiders at n cheap llguro to aid them In "delivering tho goods" to tho corporations. And so n number of oth er Senators were taken Into camp by tho syndicate, and a bargain struck. THIS HAKGAIX WAS THAT THE pUTSIDEUS WEUi: TO BE TA1D I'OUItTHOUSAND DOLLAItS EACH FOR VOTING WITH THE MEM BEItS OF THE SYNDICATE Ul'ON AM. BILLS AFFECTING THE COU I'OItATIONS OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. Tills agreement was made between the members of the outer circlo nnd tho Inner circlo. The former were never allowed to come In contact with the representative of tho corporations. They did business with their colleagues who composed tho Inner circle, nnd the latter did business nt tho Great North ern Hotel with tho shrewd old lawyer who represented nil the corporations. Tho outer circle cooperated loyally wlth.the Inner circle, and tho syndlcato kept Its word. Flvo days after tho Legislature adjourned thu members of tho outer circlo of the Senate gang were paid off In Chicago. Each was given exactly $3,000 In cash. One hun dred dollars was deducted from each man's pay to cover certain Incidental exjiensos, Including tome- costly pres ents that were dished out to certain well-known persons nnd officials. Three thousand nine hundred dollars apiece was tho sum total of tho "graft" made by tho mnjorlty of tho members of the HenaUs In the Into Legislature. It was tho cheapest Senate the corjiorntlons ver had to deal with In this State. Tbo Eagle Is In possession of the dc- tails of this payment. It wns dished out by certain members of the syndi cate. Some of the gentlemen who got the coin nrc of convivial habits. They got drunk tho day they got their "graft," and they flashed their rolls lu saloons and other places of refresh ment; they blabbed and tattled, and now their repose is disturbed o' nights. Two of the men who got paid $3,000 each for voting with the syndicate are out of town Democrats. They hall from down the State. Only ono of them came to Chicago to get his coin. lie Is a close friend of tho other Democratic Senator. A sort of Damon and Pythias affection prevails between the two. He took his own $3,000 nnd also the $3,000 for his colleague, giving his word of "honor" that ho would deliver It to the latter. lie did do so, for lu this case the old proverb, that about honor among n certain class of Individuals, held good. The Damoti-llko Democratic Senator fell a prey, however, to his constitu tional falling before ho left Chicago. He got drunk. Among other places he visited was a saloon on Adams street, which Is run by certain ex-members of' tho Chicago police force. It is a well known resort. Its proprietors nrc known to The Eagle. While In that sa loon tho out of town Democratic Sou ntor Unshed his roll nnd bonstcd that his wnd consisted of $7,800. So It did. He claimed, however, that tho entire sum was his Individual "rake off" for the session. Thnt was false. Half of It belonged to his frlcud nnd colleague from down tho country. This drunken Democratic Senator was finally got out of town, but not beforo Ids babblings nnd tattling had reached the cars of nearly every member of the Cook Coun ty delegation to thu Legislature, In cluding tho lending members of the syndicate. Among these Inttcr a condi tion bordering on ncute hysteria wns ptodttccd by tho entire business. Thu Democratic Senntor who grows maud lin nnd garrulous lu his cups has not been allowed to visit Chicago since. It Is said, however, that ho will make nn Interesting witness beforo the Sauga mon Grand Jury. Tho Englo has the names of these two Democratic states men from tho country nnd can give them to tho State's Attorney of that county whenever ho Is ready to take up the Investigation of tho doings of the Forty-llrst General Assembly. This paper would nlso suggest thnt the members of tho Chicago Gas Trust might mako excellent witnesses ns to how tho pot of $3,000 each for tho "out siders" In tho Senate was made up. Perhaps tho Baxter committee would llko to Investigate tho matter. Tho Englo can glvo tho committee the names of tho parties concerned In this Incident. It enn nlso glvo tho com mittee, if it so desires, tho names of soveial REPUBLICAN SENATORS FROM RURAL DISTRICTS WHO WERE MEMBERS OF THE OUTER CIRCLE AND WHO POCKETED THEIR $3,000 EACH FOR TAKING CARE OF THE CORPORATIONS. This, however, might prove "Incon- veiilent" for soma of tho honorable members of tho Bnxter Investigating committee. It may bo said here, how ever, that Thu Eaglu Is not prompted by nny partisan motives In making this disclosure. It is true the six members who constituted the syndlcato nro Re publicans, but this paper has no IiohI tatlon In stating that lu tho outer clr cle, which aided tho Senntorlnl Byndl- cntc In its nefarious plans to kill tho gas froutnge and consolidation repeal bills, the stock yards 1)111, tho ware house bill and other useful nnd much needed measures, there wero n mini her of Democrats. The Senatorial outer circle, tho mem bers of which were paid bribes of tlilr-ty-nlno hundred dollars each for be traying tho people nnd vlolntlng their oaths of office, contained seven Demo crats. Two of theso hailed from Cook County. Tho Senate roll calls on every corporation mensure will dlscloso how well they noted up to their agreement. These roll calls, ns disclosed by tho Journal, will In themselves corroborate every stnteinent herein mnde, If thu committee clerks only preserved their roll calls, and It Is hinted that some of them havo done so, they will glvo con vincing proof of how tho nefarious compact was fulfilled In committee. Tho best way to fight the Gas Trust Is to organize ward clubs toflght it. In this way public sentiment can he routed to fever heat, and tho bribe giving scoundrels and bribe-taking leg islators will he driven from Chicago forever! Organize! Orgnnlzo for your rights! Orgnnlzo against tho Gas Trust which is sapping the II fo blood out of Chicago nnd which owns its streets by virtue of legislative bribery! The Gas Trust must go. The Gns Trust had nn awful nerve to buy up the Legislature and to se cure the passage of n measure killing all opposition to It when It had no fran chise from Chicago to do business it self. At nn early stage In the Forty-first General Assembly the Hon. John P. McGoorty, of Cook, introduced n bill providing for municipal ownership of public utilities lu Chicago. This bill wns so framed thnt, should it pass and become a law, Its Immediate effect would be the lighting of thu streets by tho city Instead of by the greedy nnd grasping Gas Trust. Simultaneously with the Introduction of the bill, Mr. McGoorty gave out nn Interview for the press, lu which he pointed out thnt the electric plant of -the city of Chicago hnd been Increased fourfold since the advent of the pres ent Democratic city administration, and that If the bill became a law the streets would be lighted by tho city electrical plant from one end to the other. There would be nothing left for private contract lighting but a few very remote nnd outlying districts on the western nnd southern outskirts of the city. The bill nnd tho accompanying state ment fell like a bombshell In the camp of the corporation conspirators. It produced consternation In the clique which hnd for Its paramount ob ject the safeguarding of the Interests of the Gns Trust, the meat combine, and the railroad nnd sleeping car com panies. It wns doubly direful In its effects from the fnct thnt there wns just then a red-hot municipal campaign lu prog ress In Chicago, and municipal owner ship was one of the burning questions In thnt cnmpnlgn. Mr. McGoorty nnd his large Demo cratic following In the House were the acknowledged representatives of the Harrison administration In tho Legisla ture. The Introduction of the bill showed thnt Mayor Harrison was n practical worker in tho field of munici pal ownership. It wns eminently calcu lated not only to take the wind out of tho sails of the Republican stalking horse Altgold but It wns n mensure so popular with the general public thnt the Republican Legislature nt Spring field dare not go on record as being op posed to it. A representative of the Gas Trust, a man delegated by the corporation lob byist, who worked the wires nt the Chicago end, promptly made his ap pearance nt the State Capitol. He became exceedingly busy, consult ing hourly with tho members of the Senate syndicate. It wns agreed on nil sides that It would never do for the Speaker to kill this measure with the gavel. Neither would It do to try to shelve It or choke it off in committee, for McGoorty was not the man to stand that sort of non sense. It wns this mensure nnd these consid erations thnt first crcntcd tho necessity for the hiring of tho outer circle In tho Seuntc. Tho "cheap sknte" Senators, ns the members of the outer circle were called, devoutly thanked their stars for the Introduction of the McGoorty bill, as they regarded It as the first mens uro that disarranged the plans of the syndlcato to Bitch nn extent ns to ren der outside assistance necessary. The $3,000 apiece for tho cheap skates might never hnvo been forthcoming wero It not for this formidable meas ure; nt least that was tho belief then, nnd It continues to be so In the minds of most of tho outsiders up to dntc. After much cogitation and ninny con ferences nnd consultations, It was de cided thnt tho exigencies of tho Chi cago election demnnded tho pnssago of the bill through tho House. The plan after that was to kill tho bill In the Scnnte as soon as tho election wns over. This program was adhered to almost to tho letter. McGoorty forced the bill through the House. The Republican clique in thnt chamber did not offer much opposition. They dared not; so It wns pnssed by the lower chamber. But when it got over to tho Semite It was relegated to tho Committee on Municipal Corpora tions. In that body It was quietly and effectually smothered. It wns sent back with the recommen dation that It lie on tho table, nnd It wns laid on the table, nnd It lies there yet. This bill would have been, If pnssed, otie of the most useful measures for the citizens of Chicago that wns ever Intro duced lu nn Illinois Legislature. It would havo saved tho taxpayers of Chi cago thousands upon thousands of dol lars; It would havo served to provide n fund whereby thu streets could have" been cleaned, thu pavements kept lu good order, and thu sidewalks put lu decent condition. Tho trouble wns, however, that It would have diverted huudteds of thou sands of dollars annually from the cof fers of tho greedy Chicago Gns Trust. For that reason it was doomed to death. For that reason It wns done to death by the Infamous Senatorial syn dicate, which got n fabulous sum of money for protecting tho trusts and monopolies of Illinois, nnd thu outer circlo of .Senators who got $3,000 each for betraying tho rights of tho peoplo nnd crawling on their bellies beforo tho corporations of this State, Recently Tho Engle detnlled how nnd when these latter got their wages of Infamy. Later It will tell WHERE tho money was paid, and at thu proper tlmu and to thu proppr official it will tell BY WHOM It was paid. It Is lu a position to trace thu corrup tion fund from the very coffers of thu corporations to thu hands of tho vet eran member of the Senate who dished out most of It to his coparceners. The Eaglu can also designate thu vet eran member of tho House who handed out the coin to thu select clique In that chamber. This man Is an adept lu thu work, but ho has not been careful lu covering up his tracks of late. In his old days ho has becomo greedy nnd avaricious. Ho held out on tho boys last time, nnd there Is a hue and cry ngalnst him nil over tho State. Tho Englo has tho statements of half a dozen Cook Count members who ,'f ... .V ' & 1&MPiBbbEw BBBBV9aBBBBBBBBBBW flSBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBaw sasr BBBBBBBBBBBaKiiu' x iSBEBEBEBEBEBEBEBEBEBfl ' HON. ROBERT E. BURKE. The Trusted Leader of the Chicago Democracy. claim ho hogged the fund put up for the killing of a bill "regulating" tho Chi cago Stock Yards. The main features of this transaction arc herewith given ns nn Illustration of the methods by which the corporations and trusts were taken care of in tho last Legislature. Early In the Legislature two bills were Intro duced affecting the interests of the stock yards. One was put In by Rep resentative Hcnncbcrry, of Will Coun ty, tho other was presented by Repre sentative White, of Mason County. The White bill was the ono most feared by the stock yards people. It was scut to the Commltteo on Llvo Stock and Dairying, nnd a fund of five hundred dollars n man for most of tho members of thnt committee was put up nnd plnced In the hands of tho old-time member for distribution after the bill was killed. The bill was killed In the committee, but tho old-time member refused to dis gorge. Ho paid eleven members sums ranging from $150 to $300 each; the rest got nothing. Tho old-timer hog ged nil the rest for himself. There nro men In Chicago to-day who nrc ready to go before tho Sangamon grand Jury nnd glvo the facts to that body, as they havo given them to this paper. Arising out of this transaction Is another story, nn absolutely true one, the facts of which .arc vouched for nnd which is lllustrntlvo of tho Individual energy occasionally on the part of Individual hoodlum. Ono of the many who were left on the outsl'do by .the legislative ring this thno wns n prominent mem ber of tho House, who wns n leader lu tho Fortieth General Assembly, nnd who was accused with others of tho gang of holding out tho share of thu spoils which belonged to tho small-fry fellows. This wns tho reason ho was not allowed Into tho cllquu this tlmu. Tills member "got on" to tho transac tion over the stock yards bill, nnd nftcr tho deed had been dono by tho com mittee, he quietly re-Introduced ono of tho two bills which wero dropped. It wns a copy of ono of the old measures with a tiuw tltln pasted on It. 'Ho pushed It ahead with nmnzlng rapidity, and after ho got It to second rending he wns communicated with by tho veteran corporation lawyer, who worked nt tho Chicago end. Ho whs sent word that ho could hnvo $1,000 If ho dropped his bill. Tills messngo was conveyed by a member hailing from n territory contiguous to Chicago. This member nlso brought back the nnswer to tho Chicago lobbyist, after which ho cnlled up by long-distance telephonu tha prominent man who wns offered thu $1,000 bribe. A long talk by 'phono en sued, with tho result thnt tho promi nent member went up to Chicago over thu I. C. It. R. thnt very night. He met tho old lobbyist nnd the portly mem ber who hnd carried on the negotiation. Ho got his "wnd," returned to tho Leg islature, nnd his stock yards bill was nuver heard of afterward. The names of tho parties concerned In this denl nro known to dozens of angry Cook Comity members, who hnvo given them to Tho Eagle, nnd who stand ready to glvo them to a Sangamon County grand jury. Whllo "Bumps" Billings' bank gets off lightly with Its nssessmeut for tax es, the building associations are heav ily soaked. But then tho building associations nro composed of poor people. They hnvo no Gns Trust to bnck them up. They hnvo no rich friends. They must settle. Hero Is tho wny thu poor men's building associations nro assessed: Fcoplo's $737,800 Phoenix 572,000 Commercial 338,500 Garden City Equltnblo 310,000 Citizens' 308,500 North Chicago Mutual 280,500 Homo 202,000 Republic 231,000 Empire 217,000 Drexel 202,500 Bankers nnd Merchants' 201,200 Thirty-fifth Street 201,100 Village 180,700 Interstate 10(1,500 North Avenue 100,000 Oakland 130,800 Dearborn 130,200 New Fort Dearborn 133,500 Lot Owners' 130,800 Conservative 120,000 Sun 118,000 South Chicago 112,000 Lincoln nnd Fifth Avcnuo . . . 107,000 United States , 02.500 House .-...,... 80,000 Just compare the above assessments with those of the banks, ami especially Billings' bank, printed elsewhere. "Bumps" Billings' bank, the Homo Savings, did not pay a dollar's worth of taxes Inst year. Because "Bumps" Billings wns Presi dent of it, the Assessor overlooked it. It Is singular what n habit the As sessors nlwnys have had of overlooking property belonging to tho head and front, horns and tentacles of the Gas Trust, "Bumps" Billings. This year "Bumps" Billings' bank Is assessed as being worth only $20,000! Think of that! Under n reform law this noted Insti tution, established for years nnd pre sided over by tho tuultl-inllllonnlrc head of tho Gns Trust Is onlv valued. stock nnd furniture, deposits nnd cash' on hand and all property of nil kinds belonging to It, nt $20,000! What a commentary! But whllo "Bumps" Billings' bank Is let off thus easily It is not Iho only one. The reader's attention Is Invited to tho facts which follow, nil of which spunk .louder than words. The following table shows the assess ed valuations In 1808 nnd those fixed this year, tnxes on which the Chicago banks will be required to pay: Assessed. Assessed value, value, National banks 1808. 1800. America $152,000 $270,570 Bankers 100,000 203,050 Commercial 104,000 380,012 Corn Exchange... 201,000 378,428 Chicago 101.0(H) 100,301 Continental 300,000 451,720 Drovers 31,244 77,4 1 2 First of Chicago.. 407,000 042,200 First of Englewood 5,000 21,027 Fort Dearborn. . . . 57,500 105,151 Lincoln 20,000 30,274 Merchants 210,000 487,724 Metroplltnn 201,000 571,714 Bank of the Rcmiu 07,000 207,431 Live Stock 150,000 302,780 Northwestern .... 154,000 278,080 Oakland 7,000 77,017 Union :.. 185,000 410,221 Stnte and other banks American T. & H. 75,000 213,025 Bunk of Com 35,000 Bunk of Montrenl. 85,000 00,004 Bunk of N. Scotia. 40,000 23,270 Chandler Mtg. Co 43,420 Chicago City 0,000 41,487 Foreman Bros.... 35,000 100,238 Garden City 40,000 105,232 Hibernian 25,000 07,702 Home Savings 20,507 Illinois T. & S. . . . 350,000 882,000 L. Mayer & Son.. 3,000 (1,031 Merchants L. & T 200,000 002,040 Milwaukee Avenue (10,440 Northern T. Co... 120,000 320,100 N.W. Harris te Co 25,000 37,282 Prairie State 48,500 Royal Trust 40,000 118,044 State link of Chi. 05,000 142,300 State Bank of WesM'ullinnii 5,800 Union Trust 50,000 280,200 Western State.... 10,000 54,822 Totals ........$3,800,741 $8,048,003 We don't hear much nbout "Bumps" Billings' tnx schedule. "Bumps" Billings should explain to tho public Just whnt ho ever gave for the streets ho claims to own. Tho profits of tho "Bumps" Billings gas gang iu Chicago must bo something enormous, judging from what their imi tators make In other cities. A dispatch to tho Trlbuuo from Cluclmiatl says; Telephone North, 1058. BROWN'S Furniture and Piano Movers. Estimates Cheerfully Furnished. - 25-CENT PACKAGE AND BAGGAGE EXFBESS. mutt aiircwu 41-63 bicIuAt, v ..w.fiyfe,' "Tho Cincinnati Ona Company can sell fas nt 75 cents a thousand feet or nt 0 tents a thousand feet nnd the price it tlmrges will be nil profit. Tho by-products more than pay for the cost of pro Slicing the gas, "These fncts have boon revealed In the Inst week's gns agitation, nnd they come from the books of the Cincinnati Gas Company. They hnvo been unin tentionally set forth by Attorney War rington, the chief counsel for the gns company, nnd M. M. White, president of tho Fourth National Bank, generally reported to be tho heaviest Individual bolder of gns stock In Cincinnati. "Tho statements wero mnde by War rington lu his speech nnd by White In nn Interview lu a locnl newspaper." "Bumps" Billings is fighting tho Stnte Inheritance tax duu on money mndo oft the peoplo of Chicago. "Bumps" is fighting tho city's right to regulnto Its lights. "Bumps" Is light lug everybody. Gns Trust Akin will not be renomin ated for the office of Attorney General of Illinois. i When tho Snmrnmoti nnnntv ?m,.i Jury tnkes up the bribery enses ngnlnst thn Dna Trimf ntiil Wnrnltmion ....t It will nlso Indict ninny legislators for perjury on their oath of office. iiiiuougii tins oatn is naminlstercd to 153 Citizens of Illlnnla nvnrv hvn von. It Is not commonly known thnt ench Represcntntlvo not only lifts his right hnnd nnd solemnly swears to do his duty, etc., but he also signs his name to A. H. SUMMERS, 747 West 63d Place. Phone Centralists. A. H. SUMMERS & SON, City and County Surveyors AND CTVIL ENGINEERS. Aoourat Work. Reasonable Charges. 2 Years' Experience. eat of Referenoea. Room a 12 Woanoke) idg., - 145 La !! It., Chicago. We Call Special Attention to Our CHOICE "MAGNOLIA" HAMS Put Up by the) LOUISVILLE PACKING COMPANY, LOUISVILLE, KY. JOHN CUDAHY, President. . DROSDOWITZ, Wholesale MILLINERY 500 MILWAUKEE AVE. Thli well-known millinery firm Milwaukee Avenue, MURPHY & LORIMER BRICK COMPANY Western Union STORAGE AND VAN CO. VVBBHEEBflEEWAi-Ar H .V..at.Mtfc,Wt?. tho oath of office which closes with tho following sweeping oath-bound prom ise: "Nor will I accept or receive, directly or Indirectly, nny money or other valua ble thing from nny corporation, com pany or person for nny vote or Inllttcnco I may glvo or withhold on nny bill, res olution or appropriation, or for nny oth er officinl net." "Oh, thnt's only a matter of form," explained ono of the old members to n new ono '.tho suggested "Thnt's u enst Iron ontn, Isn't It?" When the Snngnmon County Grand Jury Investigates Legislative bribery It must not forget Mie Gas Trust agent who manipulated the denl of 1807. Thnt denl will not be outlawed for over n year yet. 5 Gents Everybody knows that DOBBINS' ELECTRIC soap is the best in the world, and for 33 years it has sold at the highest price. Its price is now 5 cents, same as common brown soap. Bars full size and quality, same as last 33 years. Order of your grocer. Your choice of 139 25-cent books sent free for each 3 -wrappers and 5 cents for postage. B. H. SUMMERS, 2064 Lexington Street. W. P. CLANCY, Vice Pres. & Qen'l Mgr. and Retail has the largest Milliner at the loweit prices. TEL. MAIN 3376. BMg. j Separate Looked Rooms. Storage for Pine Furniture ""Carpets. HBmtl,13H3HUHUlmii, , '.r.. JuL.o'..SR f.ni,' r,lj Vi ''JJ,',15i; tM,j -s fUAi ifut.v - , fl-- .- . ,tfjt,,;W'-.Vjtfe.fr.iV'rM