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KS.V'Wtf I' v i i I K VOLUME XXI. REPUBLICANS' They Will Meet In Springfield Decem ber 29 to Talk Over the Com ing Battle. Cullom, Mason and Tanner Will Be Pres ent to Give Them Their Best Advice. Politicians Generally Look Forward to the Conference with a Great Deal of Interest, As It Will Be the Initial Performance for the Campaign of Next Year. Tho iitinilrcniilnl "lovo feast" of Illi nois Republicans will lii' hold In Spilug Held Friday, Doe. W. The State cen tral committee will then tlx time and place of holding the State convention and determine the basis of county rep refutation therein. The convention date will be approximately determined ly the date not for the national con vention. The "love feast" gathering will us scinblc In Representatives' Hall of the state Iiouho. Gov. Tanner, Senator Cul lom and Senator Mutton will address it by Mpeclal Invitation. Hoom lit likely to 1m nmtlo also for nvowed guberuu torlal eandldatcH. Congressmen who arc not candidates but who may want to 8 peak will get their chance aw mak ers of the reports on party conditions In each congressional district. Sprlnglleld, I'eorla and Hloomlugtou are cocking the next convention. The capital city Is the favorite. I'eorla calls attention to an excellent new hall and claim that It was half promised the 1000 convention when Sprlnglleld secured the 1800 convention. Hloom ItiKttm Is alleged to have lusutllcleut hotel accommodation. These were the only open and above board developments of the Republican Htate executive committee meeting lieltl at the Great Northern Hotel Inst week. Gov. Tanner was not present, llasls of representation In the State convention tho Whlttemore vote bone of contention wnH not mentioned. Tho executive committee meeting was lieltl with open doors for the first time within memory. Henry L. Hertz held James I'easo's proxy. All other members of the committee were pres ent as follows: Charles S. Itannells of Jacksonville, Clarence It. Paul and J. It. II. Van Cleave of Springfield, Daniel llogan of Mound City, J. Mack Shell of Car thage, James A. Wllloughby of Hollo vllle, Isaac 0. Kdwnrds of Peoria, .las. McKlnney of Aledo, l W. Humes tr Lnwrencevlllo, T. N. Jamleson of Chi cago, chairman of the committee. Among others who came to look tin were H. J. Hamlin of Shclbyvllle, Representative Johuson of Hock Isl and, Senker Sherman of Macomb, Postmaster W. Constantino of Aurora, Representative Cherry of Grundy County, Lars M. Nollng of llockford, Charles Works of Hoekford, Warden Murphy of .Toilet, Charles I, Inn of Green County, Secretary of Slate Rose, Statu Auditor McCullough, State Treasurer Whltteiuore nml Attorney General Akin. All these State otliclals, except Whlttemore, who Is constitution ally barred, nro candidates for rciiom luatlou. Mr. Akin admitted it last week for tho first time. Cook County politicians kept away from the hotel. D. K. Slmnahnn anil Chris Manier were the only ones visible. Tho commlttco meeting was perfunc tory, except for n speech by Col. Clark K. Carr, of Galesburg, anil exchanges of repartee with blto to It. A photog rapher wanted to mako arrangements for n plcturo of ,tho "love feast." Chair man Jamleson, looking pointedly at Chalrmau Runnells, who scorns to havo lost Morgan County to Richard Yates, suggested that it lie done, becauso n good many "leaders'' present In tho lovo feast might not bo In tho convention. Col. Carr, in congratulating tho party on tho outlook, said In part: "Under President McKluIey's superb administration our flag Is honored aud respected In overy cllmo and In all lands as norcr before, and our relations with nil tho nations of tho earth are friendly. Upon overy bond in our country there Is prosperity, Tho trado and business of thoMiuntry woro never moro satis-' factory.. There Is employment for FIRST RALLY everyone who wants to work. There is not time at this meeting, nor will there be sulllclent time at any other of tho great Republican mass meetings In the coming campaign, to approximately estimate the blessings that have been showered upon our country under the administration of our great President. "And we have nt the same time rea son to felicitate ourselves upon the wise, prudent and business administra tion of our great commonwealth. Our Stato Institutions, chnrltablc, educa tional, pcnnl and reformatory, so lm ortnnt to the people, havo been con stantly watched and guarded by our Republican State otliclals with tho ut most vigilance, and so managed that there has been no scandal and little criticism." In tho "love feast" proper each Con gressional district will have ten min utes In which to report, through Its chosen spokesman, on party conditions. The First District will Ihj called llrst, thou tho Twenty-second, aud so on, alternating, so that Cook County, with sovcu districts, shall not monopolize In terest while It Is highest In the begin- iilug. Hon. Harvey Strlckler Is the right kind of a man to semi to the City Council from the new Thlrty-tlfth ward. Hon. John It. Newcomer of the Tenth wnrTI Is much talked of for State Sen ator from the Second senatorial dis trict. He is a lawyer In tlio Reaper block, anil represented the Second dis trict in the lower house during the ses sion of the last Legislature, where he made a tine record. Twelfth ward Democrats will all sup port Hon. Francis J. Sullivan for re election to the Legislature from the Second senatorial district, Mr. Sulli van's record entitles him to rc-oloc lion. Mr. P. II. Rice, president of the Star Hrewery and one of the leading malt sters of the West, Is being urged to run for City Treasurer. Mr. Rice Is one of Chicago's lending pioneers, and resides In the Fourth ward. Him. Win, H. Maulerre Is being urg ed to accept the Republican iioinlnu tlon for alderman of the Twenty-fourth ward. He has already put In about eight years In tho City Council at dif ferent times, and no man over had a bettor record for serving tho taxpayers wlh fidelity and rugged honesty. Col. J. H. Work Is not a candidate for collector of tho town of Hvde Park. Hon. James 0. Irwin will bo renomi nated for president of tho Hoard of Cook County Commissioners If ho slg ullles a willingness to stand for re election. The name of Hon. James A, llogan, on the Republican ticket for County Commissioner, would plcaso a whole lot of good business men, and Hogan's iiamo would also add strcugth to tho Republican county ticket. First ward Democrats claim they will send Fred 1). HUdrcth to tho City council next spring. Mr. Grant L. Kidder of 5038 State street Is a strong Republican candldato for Supervisor of tho town of Hyde CHICAGO, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10. 1899 Park. Out In this neck of the woods tho nomination of a Republican means ills election. lion. James J. Tttwiiseud still holds a warm place In the hearts of the Klcvcnth ward Democrats. They will always back "Jim" fur anything he wants for himself or his friends. Hruce II. Summers Is sure to be the next County Surveyor. Mr. John W. Farley Is considered as strong a man for City Treasurer as the Democrats have yet talked of. lie is n member of the contracting linn of Farley & Green. Dan H. Jesse will be elected If nomi nated for nldornmn. Leading Democrats In Chicago and throughout the State favor the nomina tion of Mr. Joseph P. Junk, head of tho Junk Hrewery, for State Trons urer. Aid. Michael iM. Hlake Is one of the strongest South Sldo candidates men tioned for County Commissioner. Kx-Ald. N. M. Plotke Is again itelng urged to make the race for Alderman In tlio Twouty-llrst Ward next" spring. Mr. Plotke Is ono of tho brainiest Re publicans over elected to tho City Coun cil In C'e eago. He Is popular, becauso ho was ulways honest and straightfor ward In his endeavors to rightfully rep resent tho best Interests of his con stituents, uMaJ. A. 11. Russell Is a likely Repub lican candidate for Alderman In the Klovcnth Ward. Kx-.Tudgo Kgbcrt Jnmleson 1ms a lino sulto of otltces on the fifth tloor of the Now York Life Hulldlng, whero he Is about the busiest lawyer In Chicago. Mr. J. S. Putney, secretary of the T.nkii Shore Sand Company, In being urged by hosts of warm friends to enter tlio lists for City Clerk at the next municipal election. Mr. Putney would provo a strong candidate, as ho stand high In 1he commercial world. He re sides at I'tia lltlt street, Hyde Park. Lawyer Kdward O'Sheu will prove a strong caudldato for Judgo of the Su perior Court. Hon. Daniel J, McMnhon would graco tho Superior Court bench, Hon. Robert K. Sloan has tho bus! noss ability to mako a good County Commissioner. Tho right of tho Western Union Telo- graph Company to rent space In its conduits for wires laid by tho Illinois District: Telegraph Company will bo tested by tho city officials under the res- INDEPENDENT IN ALL THING!. NEUTRAL sBH!Pyf3ffi59LLLLLLLLLLV BjT inBSBMrv9kkkkkkkkkkSlvi kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkks kHB'llfkkkHiH'W 'kkkkkH SSIBHSJK& ti-'t ?'IBBBBBHm :iLi ,. SSSSSSSSSSSSSSli SSSSBBSSSraE llflBSSSSSSSSSSSSWu v I SSSSSSSHBfiBMS&lBJNSSSSSSSSSSSSSk- BSSSSSSSSSSSSSIa IIPiSiSiSiHHklkkkkkkkKikkkkkkkBSSl SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSHV hBBBBBBBBBBBH ISlllllllllllllllllllllM ''.illlSiilllllllllllH HSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSm. SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSI GENERAL R. J. SMITH. Talked Of b Democrats for Qovernor of Illinois olutlon of AM. Powers calling on the Commissioner of Public Works to show by what authority the Illinois Com pany was laying wires and conduits. No permit lias been given by Superin tendent Doherty of the street depart ment to the Illinois Company, but the Western Union lias permission to lay wires ami conduits at all times under Its charter from the national govern ment. Aid. Power, who Introduced the resolution in the Council, said: "I understand the company Is operating under n Western Union crinlt. It Is time the Council called a halt on the arrogance of this Western Union Com pany." Thomas J. Dawson, of the City At torney's olllce, Is considered a strong candidate from the North Side for the olllce of State's Attorney, nml many South Side Democrats are In favor of Hon. John P. McGoorty for the same otlhe. Hon. John J. Morrison aud It. Hruce Watson, supervising State architect, have Just returned from Anna, III., where Mr. Morrison holds a large State contract. Mr. II. F. Weber, leading citizen, ami well-known busiutss man, Is hot on the trail of the "brick combine." Hon. John II. Hrunjes is much talked of by Democrats for President of the County Hoard. Hon. Wm. S. Harbeo Is one of the best lawyers In the West. He would prove a strong candldato for State's Attorney, or he would make ti good Judge, Sir. SI. Drosdowltz, tlio highly es teemed Milwaukee avenue business man, will laud a good place next year on either the Slate or county Republi can ticket. Si r. Louis Lukes reports business ex ceptionally gootl in his now lliulwelher Cafe, corner Slate and Sltidlsoii streets, It is announced from Springfield that the State taxes will aggregate -12 cents on each $100 of equalized valuation of properly. The total valuation of Chl (iigo Is oxiM'cled to he about $.1:10,000, ooo. If these llguivs shall provo accu rate the State tax to bo paid by Chicago Is $l,:8(l,000, or about $00,000 moro than Chicago paid last year. Wo aro glad to lo abio to announce that Hon. James J. Gray, of the, Hoard of Assessors, Is recovering from a long Illness caused by sciatic rheumatism. He Is still confined to his bed nt his home, aiO 'Mohawk street. Gov. Tanner talked moro positively than ever last week about the llkollhood of basing representation In tho next Stare Convention on tho Whlttemore Instead of on tho McKlnloy vote. Ho cited that when ho was Chalrmau of IN NONE," - TWELVE PAGES. the State Central Committee the basis of representation In the 1800 convention was made on the Wulff vote for Treas urer Instead of the lighter Presidential vote In 18111'. The loss of representation, he said, would fall on tho "leap year Republican-," who could not always be depended on to vote the ticket, and therefore should not bo coddled. Chair man itannells echoed the same senti ments. Ills own county of Morgan would suffer, ho said, because It went ' crazy with local pride In 1808 and gave Himlap, the Democratic candidate, l.'.'iio majority. The, Governor's friends think the Whlttemore vote will be made the basis hi spite of gnashing of teeth In Cook County. .lames II, Van Yllsslugen is one of the pioneer real estate men of this city, lie will prove the right man In the right place as President of the Chicago Real Kstate Hoard. Sanitary Trustee Alexander J. .Touch, who has been critically 111 with pneu monia, is reported to bo much better, having passed the crisis In his Illness. We trust Sir. Jones Is on the high road to the recovery of his usual good health. Many leading Republicans favor the nomination of Milton O, Nnramore for Attorney General of Illinois, Tlio latest and one of the strongest candidates brought out for the Demo cratic nomination for Governor of Illi nois Is General Robert J. Smith, Secre tary of the Trailers' Insurance Com pany. General Smith stands In the front rank of Chicago's most highly es teemed business men. He Is popular with the people In Cook County and throughout tho State. Ho has never been defeated for olllce, and It Is uni versally conceded that ho would prove an Invincible Democratic candidate for Governor of Illinois. Hon. Patrick II. O'Doiuiell would provo a strong candidate for Congress hi the Fourth Congressional Dlstilct. Justice G. W. Underwood, recently elected to the Presidency of the newly organized Cook County Justices' Asso elation, has iiiiuouueetl the Kxocutlvo Committee as follows: Justice W. T. Hall, South Town; Jus tice, Q. G. Chott. West Town; Justice George II. Woods, West Town; Justice Nels K. Olsen, Lake View; Justice K. .1. Rhodes, Town of Lake. A meeting will be called nt which tho policy of tho organization In securing needed roforms In tlio present system of conducting tho minor courts of tho county will bo outlined, Mr. John Kvcrott Holland, the well known lawyer In tho Roanoko Build ing, Is in Hue for a Judicial nomination, William R. Wnllls, tho last Mayor of Jefforsou, Is after tho Republican nom ination for Alderman In tho Twenty sovouth Ward, WHAT MBMK IE1S? Has tbe Committee on Graft Re-established Itself on the City Board of Education? It Is Proposed to Start a Text-Book Factory to Catch the Parents. The Next Thing the Board Will Do Will Be to Start Shoe Stores. And After That They Can Start Any Old Thing to Suit Their Ideas. At a recent meeting of the Hoard of F.ducatiou a peculiar resolution was atlopted. It provides for the appoint ment of i special committee to Inquire Into tho desirability of the establish ment of a text-book publishing house by tho city of Chicago, or by tlio board, which Is Its agent. One of the trustees appears to havo evolved this remark able idea ami to havo secured n favor able opinion upon It from the superin tendent, Dr. Andrews, autl some mem bers of the board. The theory Is that if the city had ltt own publishing house It could compile, print and bind the text books used in the schools ami furnish them to pupils at a cost not exceeding f0 per cent, of that now charged by the private houses. Dr. Andrews Is represented as saying with characteristic broczlucHS that there Is sulllclent ability in the employ of tho School Hoard to compile all the hooks needed hcre,nnd that if that body could not print ami bind the books nt u moderate cost, Chicago "should re ntovo Its sign for progress." The com mittee Is to report upon the following -cries of questions: Can tho number of text books used In tho Chicago public schools bo reduced? Would It be advisable for the Hoard of education to undertake the compila tion of text books V if so, how should the work bo done? If It is considered advUable that the Hoard of Kducatlou compile tho books, how should the books be printed or bound-by the Hoard of Kducatlou or by contractors for such work? If the books are to be printed aud hound by the board, should they be sold to the pupils at cost price? If the books are not bound and print ed by iho board, how nml at what prices should theyibe soldlo the pupils? If It Is possible to reduce the number of text books used In the schools, the result can be achieved under the pres ent arrangement. There Is no connec tion whatever between this "reform" and tlio publishing houo suggestion. Upon that proposal the conclusion should bo decidedly adverse. "Don't!" will bo the udvlco of most Icvel-hcmlcd men who have watched our school af fairs apropos of the contemplated ven ture. That tho School Hoard could sell text books at half the prevailing prices Is a statement which It Is permissible to doubt. Cheapness Is not a distinctive quality of services performed by olll dills under a political aud patronage ridden system, except In a sense which Implies niiythlug but an advantage. The private houses command greater ability than tho .School Hoard would attract. They are compelled to make low rates by tho keenness and soverlty of the competition In the text book Held. The combination which was entered Into some years ago has failed to create a monopoly ami several largo publish ing houses have but lately entered upon the publication of school books. There Is no evidence that prices tire too high and prollts excessive. Hut what about the'quallly of the books? Thero may bo much talent In thu employ of tho board, but the exclu sion of all rivalry would cause a speedy deterioration. Tho Incentlvo to good, conscientious work would totally dis appear, nud a blighting routluo would paralyzo nil progressive spirit. Tho brains nud lutolllgcnco of tho whole country nro now striving lo Improve tho school books, ami tho board Is freo to select tho best tlio market affords, Tho proposed plan would erect a Chinese wall around tho public schools, shut out nil otilsido competition nud arrest the toudoncy to constant progress. Our School Hoard has too much to do ns it Is, nud it cannot well afford to senttor Its energies, NUMBER 532. The Hulldlng Committee of the Ham ilton Club has given up tho Idea of pur chasing n site nud erecting n club build ing, but Instead will purchase some old building aud remodeled it. The lo cation of new rooms has narrowed down to two buildings. The now quar ters will contain n swimming pool, bowling alley, and billiard rooms, ac cording to the plans. School Trustee Gallagher may make a light next spring against Aid. Powers in tlio Mnetecuth ward. Dr. T. F. O'SInlley Is reported to bo n candidate for the Democratic Aldermanlu nomi nation. Kx-Ald. P. J. Cook will light for the Democratic Aldermtinlc nomination In the Second Ward ngulnst Aid. Guuther. lion. Charles A. Plamoudon, the new President of the Illinois Sliiiiufactur eis' Association, would make a good .Mayor of Chicago, or a good Governor of Illinois. Louis Hesser, of the Tenth Ward, anil mi employe In the County Assessor's olllce, Is a candidate for the Republi can nomination for Representative from the Second District. .lames Roach, of the Nineteenth Ward. Is already in the Held, It Is re ported, for the Democratic nomination for County Commissioner. Chief Clerk McCarthy, of the Coun ty IVmptroller's olllce, Is mentioned its a candidate for the Republican alder manic nomination In thu Tenth Ward. Henry P. Carinotly, of the Tenth Waul, Is being mentioned as a candi date for the Democratic nomination for Representative from tho Second District. Sir. Carmody was formerly a member of tho Legislature from the Thirteenth District. Democrats and Republicans will vote to re-elect Alderman F.dward J. Novak, In tho Ulghth Ward, as since Sir. No vak has held down a chair In the City Council the taxpayers have realized that It pays to bo represented by a real live Alderman. lion. IMward F. Ciillerton will bo re elected to the City Council from (ho Ninth Ward, If ho desires another term. James II. Van Vllsslngen, tho nom inee on tint "regular" ticket for Presl dent of the Real Kstate Hoard. Is the head of the ilrm of J. II. Van Vllsslngen .V Co,, !.i Dearborn street. He was born at Spykeulssee, Holland, forty two years ago, and came to Chicago when 1." years old. lie Is a member of tho Union League, Kvanstou, and Glen View Golf Clubs, and resides at llqH Illinium avenue, Kvanstou, Colonel .Moses I'. Wetmore, tho Dem ocratic politician at St. Louis, Sfo., and for years President of tho Liggett is .Myers Tobacco Company, which was absotbed by the trust nbout six mouths ago, Is at the head of a new tobacco company, bearing his name, which will begin operations shortly after tho new year. It will lie an Independent con cern, with a capital of $1I'J.".0I000. Michael .humor of tho Tenth Ward would not object to receiving a Demo cratic nomination for County Commissioner, hi U ,Jtei.W.l$tWiat n) Jt.J?h.tl .r-aiasv.Ttv,-,. .