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- i t. t - r g3VW3 VOLUME XXI. MART FOR The Well-Known Merchant Miller Is Talked Of by Friends for the Chief magistracy. His Candidacy Will Be Contingent on the Giving of the Place to Cook County. His Life-Lon? Record as an Honorable Han Will Hake Him Very Strong. General Gossip of a Political Nature About the Movements of All the Statesmen. If Cook Comity Is to nominate the next Republican candidate for Gov. ernor of Illinois, the gubernatorial man tlo may fall upon the sturdy shoulders of Hon. Bernard A. Eckhart. He Is not seeking the nomination, but many Htul wart and representative Republican loaders, both In Chicago and through out the State, couslder Mr. Eckhart the man of the hour, as his record In pub lie and private life has been such as to provo that ho would mako ono of tho best Governors of this great Common wealth that wo have had since tho Hon. Shelby M. Culloni left tho executive mansion nt SpriugUeld. It has been well said of I). A. Eckhart that he Is "A Chlcngoan whoso namo Is populut In the mansions of the rich and the cottages of tho poor." Bernard A. Eek hart Is a leader of leaders, and has over been u steadfast and loyal Republican. Chicago never had a better citizen than R. A. Eckhart. He Is an honest, oner, gotle exponent of civic patriotism, al ways kecplug paco to tho progress ot his homo city, over ready to promote Its -welfare and alert as a public otllclal In protecting tho Interests of tho tax payer. As president of the Drainage Hoard his record was one that won the unqualified approval of every honest man. To Mr. Eekhart's splendid busl lies tact, unimpeachable houesty and ecouomy Is due largely tho successful nchlevements of that great waterway tho draluago canal. Mr. Eckhart was a central tlguro In tho recent peace Jubi lee. Ho has served the people faithful ly In tho Legislature. Ho has often been urged to accept tho Republican nomination for Mayor of Chicago. Mr. Eckhart was born In Alsuce, France, and was brought to America by his parents when but an liifant. Ills boy hood was passed on a farm lu Vernon County, Wisconsin. Ho was educated at a leading educational lustltutlou In Milwaukee, and In 1808 began his busi ness career by obtaining employment iw a clerk. Subsequently ho weut luto business on his own account In partner ship with James Swan. Their enter prlso nourished, and they soou owned and operated tho largest Hour mills In tho city. Mr. Eckhart has always been a Republican In polities, nud has taken an actlvo Interest In public affairs. Ho made- the subject of waterways a spe cial study and was uppolnted a dolegato to the waterways convention held lu St. Paul In 1881. In 1880 ho was elected to tho Stato Senate on tho Republican ticket and served In tho Thirty-llf th and Thirty-sixth General Assemblies. He was a member of tho Senuto commls slon to Investigate tho subject of pure water and perfect drainage for Chicago, and did ablo work. Tho law establish lug tho sanitary district was due, to a considerable extent, to his efforts. Ho was tho author of several Important bills, among them tho bills refunding the West Vark bonds, for tho suppres slon ot "bucket shops," Stato supervis ion of building and loan associations, and requiring street railway companies to secure consent or property owners before using streets. Mr. Eckhart was ouo of tho organizers of tho First Reg iment, I. N. G ond for soveral years held a commission In that command. For threo years ho was a director of tho Hoard of Trado aud was a director of tho Globo National Bank from Its organization. Ho was elected to tho 1 Board of Trustees of tho sanitary dis trict In 1801 and ran 10.000 votes ahead of his ticket. Ho Is a member of tho Union League, Illinois and Mcuokcu Clubs, and is a vestryman and treas- jirer of St. Paul's Reformed Episcopal Church. Now Year's Day will be celebrated In proper fashion by the members of the Cook county Democratic Marcuing GOVERNOR. Club, and preparations to this end aro 410W under way. -At tho meeting of tho club held recently It was decided to hold the Innugurnl services for tho now olllcers on New Year's Instead of tho llrst Sunday lu January, tho regular meeting day. President Powers assures every member that n real good time Is In store for nil those who attend, and each one Is requested to Invite his friends. The Executive Committee has ehargo of the arrangements. The an nual ball of tho County Democracy will be given Feb. 21, the evo of Washing ton's birthday. Tho Nineteenth Ward Democrats are solid for the renomlnatlon nud re-election of Aid. John Powers. lion. John to Congress next year. F. Smulskl Is to be sent from tho Fifth district There is likely to bo some sharp bid ding by gas companies after tho be ginning of the year for contracts to light the streets of the city. Tho con tract of the People's Company expires at the end of this year by limitation, and tho Ogden Company has signified Its Intention, according to tho secre tary. Roger O. Sullivan, of entering the competitive Held. It will bid for llL'litlii! the streets traversed by Its mains. At present they cover tho North Sido between Chicago avenue and Dlvcrsey avenue, but It Is planned to extend them south and luto tho West Side. The People's Company, also, Is arranging to lay mains lu North Side streets south of Chicago avenue, and also In tho West Side, nud will bo prepared to cover a largo area. Tho Ogden Company declares It will be willing to light tho streets free If tho city would cancel the demand for tho ni per cent of the gross earnings. Some pcoplo wonder If District Sup eilntendent William W. Speer is back of tho Hoard of Education school book factory. Members ot the Gorman committee of tho Hoard of Education fulled to In dorse a new system of teaching tho German language, Introduced Into tho Lafayette sehool by District Suporln tendent William W. Sneer, after watch Iiik Its workings for some tlnio. Mr. Speer's system Is based on the idea that children will learn a language more easily by memorizing descriptions of actions which they perform mid names of common objects than by studying an alphabet and guiding themselves by rules of grammar. An agreement was reached by inombors of the commltteo to glvo tho system n further test, but several expressed doubt as to Its success. Tho German commltteo decided to ask for annppro- priatlon of $100,000 for 1000-$20,000 more than received this year. Porch climbers entered tho homo of the well-known brewer, Mr. Francis J. Dowes, 1811) Wrlghtwood avenue, whllo tho family was at suppor and took n sealskin cope, diamond stick pins nud jewelry valued at $1,500. Eu trauco was effected by pushing open a second-story window looking upon a sldo porch. Monday evening Aid. Neaglo, Bade noch and Pottlbono wcro appointed a special commltteo by tho Mayor to ob tain bids for electric, gas and, other forms of street lighting. Tho Board of Education asked tho Council for $1,270,000 with which to build fourteen new schools next year, 1 OHICAGO, SATURDAY, DKGKMBER 23 1899 The Ogden Gas Company sent In a re quest to be allowed to bid for the light ing of street lamps as a competitor of the People's (las Light and Coke Com pany. Aid. Neaglo had an order sent to tho finance committee requiring the People's Gas Light aud Coke Company to furnish gas for street lamps at $." 11 year and to pay 5 per cent of Its gross receipts to tho city ns compensa tion for Its franchise rights. The Hyde Park Club held an elec tion at the club rooms, 5&I8 Washing ton avenue. The new board of olllcers Is us follows: President Will L. Moore, chosen for third term. Vice-President W. 0. Lawson. Second Vice-President J. 11. Hlland. Secretary F. L. Dickey. Treasurer E. E. Jackson. Directors for Ono Year Elliott Du rand and 0. A. Btrkle. Directors for Two Years George F. Nosier, N. W. Hacker, George D. Mil llguu, R. F. Cummlugs, Georgo 11. Grosveuor. The club's membership Is 2.ri0. A banquet was served after the election. Despite opposition wnieii lias uireni j , developed, aw. jocksou """ '" tho Fourth ward predict mat new 111 no renominated by a good margin. tgpfc William Allan Plukerton knows what i. wi.nt wiinn hn advocates the whin- nliiR nost mid 100 lashes for n hold-up man and making imrgiary 0 eupiuu offense. Mr. Plnkerton has been cap turing highwaymen, burglars and mur derers for mnuy years anil he l ac quainted with their most pressing needs. John T. Murray, formerly senior part ner of tho law firm of Murray & Moss, is now associated with Theodore G. Case. Suite 3A, 32, 81 Clark street. Mr. Murray is a highly talented and capable young lawyer, wuu is ruinuij ku"" qulto a reputation In his profession. 1 Tho Democrats of tho Fifteenth Ward aro confident that W. 0. Lyons, that popular young man whoso business rec ord Is abovo reproach, Is tho only candl dato that all classes can unite on aud elect a their representative to tho City Council next spring. Gov. Tanner showed his keen fore sight and good Judgment in appointing O. E. Erby secretory of tho North Town Park Board. Mr. Erby will make ft oronil nnil nlllolpnt nllleliil. I Wo wonder that some of tho largo, corporations of tho town, who have no U80 for their wagons in tueir oust ness during tho winter months, can do general teaming cheaper than tho poor expressman, who Is compelled to pay tho city a llcenso fee of $2.50 for single rigs and (8 for double rigs, when ho starts In business, while theso rich cor- poratloni, when embarking In the samo line of business, do not take out any, "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL !Pw-?fe'U&'' ,Ks, iB -?SW-CiJ.'pV'y -u kkkkklLilkkkkkkkkkkB lifjPt'frf wf&Jr .km ulkkkk .HkkkkkkkkH HON. B. A. EOKHART. Talked Of for Governor. llccnso at all or pay ono cent of revenue Into the city treasury for the privilege of doing a general teaming business. The Besley Rrowlug Company reports n prosperous year. This popular and well established concern deserves suc cess, ns Its products are of tho very best, and Its reputation for fair dealing long established. Hon. Wm. S. Itarbeo Is strongly backed for a Judicial nomination. Hon. M. Drodowltz, BOO Milwaukee avenue, Is lu line for political prefer ment next year. He Is oue of tho lead lug lights In the Sixteenth Ward Re publican organization. Tho now Rudwclser cafe, Stato nud Madison streets, now owued by Louis Lukes, Is doing a great business. Mr. James H. Van Vllsslngen need not be ashamed of the tight ho made for president of the Real Estato Board, having only been defeated by eight votes. Mr j g pm.yi ,uo well-known and stalwarfDemocratlc leader. Is strongly ,mcked for CUv Cll,rk, it vlnliucl I Umt mimi,0l. 0f the County Central ' Committeemen have already pledged Mr. Putney their support. Mr. Putney Is secretary of the Lako Shoro Sand Company, and a large property owner, He Is lu the front rank of Chicago's best known busluci. men, and would poll many votes outside of party lines. Mr. Putney icsldes In Hydo Park. Mr. H. F. Welter Is still quietly pur suing his Investigations Into tho doings of tho "brick combine." Democrats seem to think -well of nom inating John II. Hrunjes for president of , County t0:irtl. Hon. P. H. Rico Is well thought of as a Democratic cnndldato for City Treas urer. Hon. Wm. R. Munlerre Is likely to bo the Republican nominee for Alderman of the Tweuty-fourth Ward. Other wise tho citizens claim they will again elect him as au Independent candidate. Hon, James A. llogau will make a good County Commissioner. I'lPSi warn viiht mum iiiuj- imvo the Insldo track for Fred B. Hlldroth, Jf I'opJam'ant' wn of (ho 1.,rst Wnri, mau, for Alder- V Waguer & Hauschlld. proprietors of tho far-famed "Chicago," which Is con- sldored tho finest buffet In Chicago, have enjoyed a splendid year's bust- ness. and look for rcnowed prosperity during 1000. "Nothing succeeds like success," and Wagner & Hauschlld sue- IN NONE," -TWELVE PAGES. cecd, because they keep the best goods lu Chicago and always treat their pat rons so courteously that after making the first call on this popular firm they are sure to make tho second. Thus they hucome regular customers. Kx-Ald. N. M. Plotke will be backed by a solid North Side In tho next Re publican county convention for County Commissioner. If Mayor Harrisou should be renom inated for Mayor of Chicago, It Is claimed by certain Remibllcuns that ! Mr. D. V. Purlutou would llko to bo tho opposing Republican candidate. Hon. John T. Russell, the popular Twenty-ninth Ward Alderman, is be ing urged to run for Stnto Senator next year. Mr. Russell Is well worthy of any otllce his constituents decide to honor him with, us you -will always find lion. John T. Russell working hard for uie nest interests of the whole people no matter where you placo him. Mr. E. C. W. WllUIn would prove ouo of tho strongest and best members of the Hoard or Cook County Commission ers ever honored with the otllce. Hon. Randall II. Whlto can carry tho Second Ward If given tho Republican nomination for Alderman. 11011. uenry E. Wenver, the well known coal merchant, will bo heard from In tho next Republican City Cou volition when the lioys get ready to uoinlimto n candidate for Mayor of Chi cago. Hon. Robert Redlleld iiiado a. splen did record lu tho Illinois Legislature. Ho Is a sterling Democrat, leading law yer aud good citizen. Ho Is talked of as a good man for Judge of tho Su perior Court, mid Is also mentioned along with D.iwsou, McGoorty, Denis IJ. Sullivan. John 13. Kehoo and others for the Democratic nomination for State's Attorney of Cook County. 'ii7 Many Cook County Republicans fa vor tho nomination of tho great mer chant and ex-President of tho Union League Club, Hon. Alex. H. Revell, for Governor of Illinois. Col. Frauds A. Riddle Is still talked of for Governor or Attorney General of Illinois. Twelfth Ward Democrats want Mr. F. J. Swltzor to accept tho Democratic nomination for Alderman of tho Twelfth Ward. Hon. Joseph Lister, tho great gluo manufacturer, Is ono of tho most popu lar business men in Chicago. Ho would mako 11 grand Mayor of Chicago. Onnt. William P. Black 1' ngoln talked of for a Judicial nomination. WHAT IS THIS SCHOOL DEAL? Is the School Board Going Into the Manufacture of School Books for Revenue? Or Is It to Injure the Chances of Some of the Other Concerns? The Parents of the City Are Vitally In terested in This Hatter of Books, And Will Watch the Course of the Board with Keen and Jealous Eyes. How many Chicago parents will sub mit to the kind of a deal "Chris" Meier and the Chicago Federation of Labor are trying to lull let on a long suffering public remains to lie seen. Read the following item, which speaks for Itself: "Indorsement for the move ment to obtain cheapening of school books for children lu the city's public schools and censure for tho decision of the State Hoard of Arbitration in the piano strikers' controversy were voiced nt the mooting of tho Chicago Federa tion of Liibor. Resolutions urging the adoption of Trusteo Meier's plan for School Hoard editing of tho school books mid recommending that the American Federation of Labor mako Its Investigation of the arbitration body's action ns thorough as possible wcro in troduced and adopted unanimously. "Tho resolution In favor of cheaper school books cumo from tho Typo graphical t'nlon and had tho warm sup port of Delegates J. J. Ryan, Koop and others. It was as follows: " 'Whereas, Christian Meier has Intro duced a resolution Into tho Hoard of Education calling for the appointment of ti commltteo to consider tho advisa bility of compiling nud manufacturing text-books for the public schools under the supervision of tho Hoard of Edu cation, with 11 view to lessening ex penses to the parents nud guardiaus of school children. " 'Resolved, That tho Chicago Federa tion of Labor, believing that the pro posed action would ho to the Interest of tho public, hereby Indorses said res olution and instructs tho olllcers of this body to notify tho Hoard of Education of this action.'" Hon. James J. Townseud Is ono of the foremost and most popular mem bers of tho Chicago Stock Exchange. Mr. Townsend Is also a member of the New York Stock Exeliauge. A Now Homo sewing maclilno Is about as lino a present 11s you can glvo to your wife or best girl. Hon. Charles 11. Pavllcek would mako n good Circuit or Superior Court Judge. lion. Win. Prentiss, tho well-known lawyer, who miido Mich a fluo raco for Judge, Is talked ot for State's Attorney. Hon. Solon H. Caso Is now said to bo ono of tho foremost "promoters" in the city of Chicago Hon. Donald L. Morrill Is sure to bo given a Judicial nomination, which will mean ills election. lion. Edward Muelhoofer Is urged by ids Republican friends lu tho Tweu-ty-sccoud Ward to again mako the raco for Alderman noxt spring. Mr. Muelhoofer may, however, prefer lo wait and accept n tnoro deslrablo placo on tho Republican comity ticket. Mr. Kenneth MePherson, tho popular merchant tailor, at :i!!0 Ogden avenue, is turning out tho finest winter suit ings on the West Side. It will pay you to glvo Mr. McFhorson a call. Mr. William O. Tegtmeyer, President of tho great Northwestern brewery, Is considered ono of tho strongest candi dates talked of for Mayor of Chicago. Ho stamlH high lu tho commercial world, and his frleuds nro legion In this great city. Ho has amassed a com - potency by hard work and diligent at- tontlon to business. Ho Is nt tho head of tho Northwestern Browing Com- NUMBER 533. pauy on Clybourn avenue, which la conceded to bo one of tho finest pieced of property In tho United States. Hon, Emery It. Moore, the leader In the hardwood Moor business, Is tdlll talked of us a good man for Governor. He now resides in tho city of Chicago, aud there arc many good citizens who would llko to havo Mr. Moore made the Republican cnndldato for Mayor. Hon. John McGillen will not run for nldermati next spring, but many lead ing and influential Democrats favor the nomination of Mr. McGillen for Mayor. Oscar F. Mayer, the well-known wholesale and retail meat dealer 011 Sedgwick street, Is being urged to ne cept the Democratic nomination for iildermnti of the Twenty-second ward next spring. Hon. John E. Kchoc Is making a lino record In the City Attorney's olllce. Mr. Kehoo Is regarded as oue of tho coming men lu the Democratic parly of Cook County. Hon. Peter Klollmssa made a good iilderinau, a good City Treasurer and hU record a's 11 West Town otllclal Is above reproach. Mr. Klolbassa will In all probability be given a good placo mi tho Democratic county ticket next year. Hon. Win. Mnvor will lie ro-olocled alderman of tho Thirty-second wiinl next spring. Hon. II, Dorsey Patton of tho fam ous Chicago Stock Exchange restau rant Is whooping up things for Judgo Hiinecy for Governor. It Is also us sorted that Dorsey will bo on guard at tho Haueey headquarters nt Spring field when tho "love feast" comes off, Dee. 20. Hon. Joseph P. Junk, head of tho great Junk Hrowery, can havo tho Democratic nomination for Slalo Treasurer If ho desires to make tho race. Gen. Robert .1. .Smith, secretary of tho Traders' Insurance Company, load ers say, "can have tho Democratic nomination for Governor of Illinois If ho will but agree to accept the same." It Is conceded on nil sides that Gen. Smith Is one of tho stiongost men men tioned for tho otllce. Don. Thomas II. Cannon, tho well known lawjer who niailo such 11 lino raco for City Attorney, Is strongly talked of for tho Republican nomina tion for State's Attorney. Mr. Newton 11. Fairbanks Is In lino for a Judicial nomination. Ho Is u good lawyer, resides lu tho Thirty-second ward, and Is a brother of United States Senator Fairbanks of Indiana. Sena tor Fairbanks Is ono of President Mo Klnlcy's closest friends. Col, Edward T, Gleiuiou Is said to enjoy tho largest corporation law prac tice ot" nit lawyer lu tho West. Ho Is n tireless worker and one of tho most popular citizens of Illinois, t'ol, Glonuon has been urged to run for 1 Governor or Attorney uenorni, 11111 ic is not bcllovcd that either ollleo would tempt him to glvo up his most lucrallvo j and constantly growing law practice.