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"INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL IN NONE."
VOLUME XXII. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1900 TWELVE PAGES. NUMBER 517. tf-' ".' v BRE1TAP The Eminent Judge of the Superior Court Is Being Talked Of by Many. He Combines Youth with Ability and a Spot less Public Record with Great Popularity. His Candidacy Would Pleaie the German American, Who Hold the Balance of Power. There Is a Feeling that Oullom's Days of Use fulness and Activity Have Ended. There I u growing feeling in favor of Hie election of I ho Hon. Theodore Hrcn tuiio to the United States Senate from llllllolH. In aiMltlon to his proven nblllty and line character, lie would bring to the olllco tliu advantages to Ills constituents of youth iiud Industry. .Muny people believe that Senator (.'ill- loin lias outlived lilt usefiilueHS, and tliey think that a younger iniiii would till tho position to tliu better Hiitlnfiui . (Ion of tho people. Tho (leruuiti-Auicrlcuu vote of the Stato holds tho balaneo of ixiwcr. In 1800 It threw the Statu to the lie publicans, mid It continued doing ho nt every election tip to IHIKi, when It switched to tho Democracy mid gave the Stitto to Cleveland mill Altgcld. Tho Herman Republicans of Illinois have never been honored by the Re publican party. A llrst-clnxs olllco has never been given by It to a representative of that grout nationality, although It has cur ried the Republican party to victory in many a great light. Theodore Itreittauo would make u iiiodcl United Slates Senator. llu would awaken an eiiUiiislnsni hard to combat. Tho uamo Itreiilauo has long been distinguished alike In lierniuny and tliu United States. Lorcnz. Jlreiitaiio. I'nther of Theodore, was a successful lawyer before the royal courts of (Sot many and had a career assured tit the bar or upon the bench, when the rising tide, 'of liberalism In that country In 1847-48 carried him Into politics, lie was clmseji a ineinber of the Frank fori Parliament, where he took so bold a stand for tliu rights of the people that he was In 18111 placed at the head of the revolution In the Km ml duchy of Ha (leu. lie was formally declared the die tutor of linden, but his rule was short, the revolution, having been overcome by the royalists. Ho' thereupon tied the country, urn!;-' Ink' his escape through Switzerland Into France. In. Ids absence he by u llctlou was arraigned, tried and sent enced to death, .Now, us he could not return to his own country, he decided to emigrate to the United States. He llrst settled at 1'otlKvlllc, I'u., and there purchased a Democratic paper printed In the German language. That was In the last mouths of 1811), The (picstlnii of slavery was In agitation ami he e. pressed opinions In his paper that his Democratic readers, who hud no sym pathy with the denouncers of slavery, look exceptions to mid warned Mr. Ilrcntano not to icpeat. Refusing to be coerced to opinions that were abhorrent to him, he aban doned the paper, together with his In vestment, and left Fottsvllle for good. He came to Kalamazoo, .Mich., mid bought a farm on the outskirts of that .town. At practical farming he worked for eight years, but not without taking meanwhile an Interest hi politics. He was often a delegate to political con ventions and In those bodies he de clared himself more and more In agree iiicnt'wllh the free soil advocates, who Just then weio becoming numerous. aided In forming the Republican party at Lansing In 1WH, mid tliutVinno year ho wrote mid addressed to the liermaiiH settled In the Northwest mi appeal to them to Join In tliu movement ,. for freedom hi the ten I lories. On his father's farm In Kalamazoo, ami at (hat time of political excitement, Theodore Ilrcntano was born, The date of his birth was March 20, 16.71. Five yearf) afterward the family removed to Chicago, mid on May 1, 18.10, Lorenz Ilrcntano became the editor of tho Slants .eltung, Tlmt'samo yenr Theo dore, thoufh only Q yeiirs old, began to SEMTOR. go to public school. He was In soveiul. llrst In tin; Khiz.lc, then In the Ogdeii mid next In the Franklin, for ten years, or until he was 15 yenrs'of age. A. (J. Lane was then the principal of the Fimikliu, and ho remembers young itivutano as one of the most earnest, of his pupil's. Ah editor of the Slants .eltung mid as ti speaker from the slump Lorcnz. Hren tano ipilckly rose to tho ranks of tin; leaders. Ho luid great luiluenoo In the election of 18(10 and was recognized by Mr. Lincoln as a powerful friend. In 18UJI ho was elected to tliu Legislature. He was n delegate to tliu Ilaltlmore con vention Mat gave Mr. Lincoln his sec ond nomination. For six years lie was a member of tho Hoard of F.ilucutioti. The most of this lime he continued ns editor of the leading (ieruiau liaper, but In 18US he resigned that position and the next year he, with his family, went to Kuropc. Not being yet free to return to tier many, tliu sentence of death still stand ing against him, hc'llrst went to Zu rich, In Switzerland. There Theodore attended tliu polytechnic school for rather more than a year. In 1870 the Joint high commission to arbitrate the claims of tliu United States against Ku gland on account of the Alabama's practices was In session at (leneva. Feeling was running high In the col umns of the entire foreign press against the United Stales and especially In the ores 'of (Ieruiau and Austria. At the request of K. 11. Washburn, United States minister to Switzerland, the se nior Ilrcntano wroto a series of articles lu (ieruiau calculated to vindicate the claims of this country and got them printed In the most Influential papers lu the two nostlle countries Just named. Tint effect was almost Immediate ami vcr.v, great, us was shown lu the fact that tin1 press of Austria ami (iermiiuy largely ceased Its hostile criticism mid espoused the Hide of the United Slates to a gratifying extent. In recognition of this service lender ed to this country by Mr. Itrciittino, without pay or promise of reward, President Grant appointed him consul at Dresden. Now he could safely enter Germany, as the dreadful sentence against him had been abrognted. He remained lu that position till 18711. and nil the Inter vening time Theodore llreulauo attend ed the celebrated Academy mid Insti tute of Dresden. From It he was grad uated with honors, and afterward spent a year In travel through a great part of Kitrope. Ho returned with his father In 1S70 to Chicago, the father arriving Just In time to receive u noui Illation for Congress lu the Thlid, or North Side, District. Hu was elected, and when lie went to Washington lie took his sou with him for tliu advantages the place af forded for acquiring a legal education. The sou read law at the National Uni versity for three years, completing the course. Then be was admitted to the bar of the Supremo Court of the DIs Diet of Columbia, In l.sSl Theodore llreiilnno returned to Chicago and lit once began the prac tice of law. Hu hud encouraging sue cess from the start and was fast build ing up a roniunerntlvo business; when he was appointed by Mayor Itoche at torney for the special assessment de piirtment of tho city government. At the same time ho was assistant to .liulge llorton, who wits tho Corpora tion Counsel, lu thesu positions he served ono year. The next year ho was assistant to Hempstead Washbiirne, who was City Attorney. Then-ln 1880-rhu was noui United on the ticket with Mayor Itoche, who stood for u second term of the Mayoralty, mid went down lu defeat with that ticket. Hut he went down so handsomely that he almost came out the winner. He ran about 0,000 voles ahead of the highest of ids associates mid lost his election by only a few hun dred votes. Out of all public position, he now formed a partnership with Hempstead Washbiirne, under the llrm name of Wiishhiiruo ,V Kreiitmio, for the gen eral practice of the law. Hut this con nection was for a short time only, as lu September, IStHi, he was nominated by tliu Republicans fur the Superior Court, to succeed .ludge Harnett, re signed. There was a sharp contest, but he was elected by !)," majority mid was the only Republican Unit was elected lo the bench that year that was not on the tickets of both parties. lu 1MM he was nominated again to the Superior Court mid Indorsed by the Democrats mid the labor organizations, lu IV.7 he was nominated for the third time by both the Republicans mid tin Democrats. A fraction of the labor parly had a candidate lu the Held who received :i.lKM) votes mid .ludge llreu laim got all the others-more than i:u, (KM) votes of the two great parties. During .ludge llreiitauo's long con tinuance on (lie bench he has had be fore him as Important litigation ns any that has ever been passed upon lu Cook County. He tried I'rendergast for the murder of Carter II. Harrison. He presided In the Lake Street Kleva ted Uoad mandamus case. The trouble somu Garlleld Park race track struggle was brought to a close lu his coiut. It was Ids painful duty to try the Mead- owerofls upon u chargii of violation of the Stale banking law. The law was new mid this was the llrst conviction under it. The .ludge's rulings wore watched and noted down witli the ut most care, lawyers for the defense hop ing lo Hud him lu fatal error, but with out success. The Meudowcrol'ts were convicted and the case taken to the Supremo Court of the Slate for revision, but the conviction was sustained. The sentence was one year in the penitentiary, a inundate that was commuted by Gov. Allgeld lo thirty days lu the county Jail which was one of the Governor's acts of mercy to which .ludge llreulauo tool; no except Ion. Ill till this time of devotion to the law, us n practitioner or as a Judge, hu ins found tluiu to marry mid organize a household and also to participate lu the work of two of the clubs. He was wedded In 1S87 to u daughter of Mr. Claiihseiilus, who was for many years German counsel and afterward Aus .Irian consul al Chicago. Three daugh ters iuaKo lively mid bright his house on LnSalle avenue. Ho was one of the llrst member of tho Marquette Club. This club was started lu 1887 mid at llrst occupied rooms lu tho Revere House. Now tho Wnshhurno House constitutes Its lino quarters on Dear bom ii venue. IIo Is also u member of the' Gohna'nla' Club and was its presi dent for three years, t ijIPhF'VEvH HiVw'iiiH HiimBiiiiil I ( MR. OHARLE8 H. WACKER, President of tho, Chicago .elghti ;Land Association. Vote for Hon. William It. Mnulerre for Alderman of Hut Twenty-fourth Ward, lie has been tried and never found wanting. What do von think' .Indue Ilalleii. of Du Page County, Is said to have a petition out asking him to run for Pro bate .ludge of Cook County! Has Cook County no lawyers eligible for this of lleeV Hadn't .ludge llatteii, of Du Page County, netter become a citizen of Chi cago before he rims for olllco here? The people of the Twenty-second Ward should elect I M ward Muelhoefer Alderman on Tuesday tiext. Vole for Muellieefer lu the Twenty second. Vote for IMsfeldt lu the Twentieth. ' Aid. .lolin T. Russell wiys: "After my term as Aldcimmi expires I will quit politics for good." Hon. .1'dwmd (. Urown Is strongly backed lor .ludge of the Superior Court. Ail bur A. Taylor, of the Tlilrly-see-ond Ward. Is u stiong Carter mini. Ilou. Fdwaril .1. Novak has no oppo sition for re-election to the City Coun cil from the Highlit Ward. Mr. Novak has made u good record mid Is one of the brightest young Democrats lu the Slate of Illinois. .ludge (irrlti X. Caller's gubernatorial stock has gone up qultu'a few notches during the past leu days, Hon. .lames C. Irwlu has made a grand record as Piesld'cnt of the Coun ty Hoard. Mr. Irwlu should be renom inated and re-elected. That Fourth Ward Carter meeting opened the eyes of a good many people. F.vldently Marly .Madden Is not to have things all his own way. lion. I'dwnrd Muelhoefer should be elected to the Clt Council from the Twenty-second Waul. Villi Ar' Lewis D. Silts foivAlderiuan of the Uluventli Ward. ' The work of the Republican machine lu colonizing voters at the county hos pital for use at the May primaries In the Twelfth Ward I wild to bo due to tho mixlyty of Fred Hlouut to bo, ror elected committeeman. Hlount Is afraid lie will lose his committeeship' If. the Twelfth goes for Carter for Governor, mid tliu machine Is straining every nerve to elect enough delegates to save the place. A year ago only eighty-four voters were registered from th'e hos pital. This year the number has In creased to Kill. Tin machine usually i carries what Is known as the "hospital district," and the phenomenal Increase 'of registration from the Institution In . illeates that the bosses mean to take no I chances May .'I. Il Is generally believed 1 If the Carter men carry the ward lSlouut will not be returned lo the cen tral committee. 'I lie Democracy can nominate no stronger cmidldate for Slate Treasurer than Mr. .Joseph P. .Iimk, general uimi uger of the great .Iimk brewery, on South llnlstcd street. The Republican delegates from De Kalb County to the State convention me solid for Carter for Governor. The Carter campaign managers lu the Twelfth Ward have, made nearly 10(1 complaints of false registration lu tins primary district which contains the County Hospital, mid strongly suspect the hospital has been "colonized." This district Is the one which the mill-Carter men expect to carry, If they carry any lu tho Twelfth Ward, and the vole reg istered from tliu County Hospital Itself Is CHI this spring, as compared with SI ilast spring. The Carter managers have taken the Fchi-uury pay toll of the hospital and have further made Inquiry as to the names of all employes who live there. The elect Ion commissioners will be asked to erase from the registration the Humes of all who are not on the pay roll or who do not appear to live at the hospital. There are said to be more than llfty such registered from the hospital, and more than 100 seemingly Illegally regis tered lu the primary district, some men appearing to be registered them who are also icglstcrcd elsewhere. The Republican party cannot nomin ate a better man or an abler lawyer for Probate .ludge than the Hon. Charles S. Cutting. The voters of the Twelfth Ward should re-elect Aid. Neagle. Henry W. Lemiiii, Second Vice Presi dent of the Chicago Tltlu and Trust Company, has announced his candi dacy for the Republican nomination for Judge of the Probate Court. .Mr. Lo ni an resides lu the Twenty-fourth ,Wartl. He was a Statu Senator from the old Sixth District from 1SCi to I8M, mid one of the 10:t members who stuck to .lohu A. Logan for United States Senator. The hettlng favorw tho reelection of Hon. II. S. Fitch to tliu City Council from "the Third Wnrd. WAT IS CHICAGO UMTS. It Will Soon Be the Greatest Industrial City in Illinois Outside of . Chicago. Its Growth Has Been-Phenomenal, but of the Solidest and Most Lasting Character. It Now Has Thirty-two Factories, Which Give Employment to Ten Thouiand Men. Five Great Railroads Now Compete for Its Trade and More Are About to Oome In. Chicago Heights N rapidly forging lis way to the front as tliu lending In dustrial city of the State. During the past year the mammoth manufactur ing plants have been located, which give employment to several thousand skilled mechanics, us well as u large number of laborers. Tliu Sargent Company Is the latest acquisition In tliu way of factories. They make a full line of steel castings, such as locomotive wheels, tires, brake shoes, cur couplers, etc.. mid when lu full operation will give employment to about L'.'oo men. During tho same period over 700 dwellings, it large number of brick business blocks, us well ns numberless small shops, stores, etc., have been erected, anil the population has In creased over 'J.500 during the past year. The Chicago Terminal Transfer R. R. Company has extended Its road to Chicago Heights, mid has erected two large and commodious passenger sta tions, tis well as a largo freight ami transfer depot. The new road will be of great assistance In tho way of In ducing more factories to locate lu the Heights, for the reason that It Is u Terminal licit Hue road and Its business Is to cater to requirements, and neces sities of factories mid Industries lo cated on Its line. Factories lu Chicago, and thiotighoiit the country, are being intruded lo Chi cago Heights on account of the su perior railway and shipping facilities, cheap fuel, mid Its close proximity to the center of population, which en ables them to reduce tliu cost of pro duction and cheaply distribute the products of tho factory to the con sumer. The lidlowlng roads reach every one of the thirty-two factories In Chicago Heights over their own rails: The Chicago mid F.astcru Illinois, The Michigan Central, The LIglu. .billot mnl eastern, Tim Lake Shore and Lastern, ami Tliu Chicago Terminal Transfer Rail way. In addition to this, the i: .1, mid F. Outer Holt Lino, which runs moiiud the city of Chicago, from South Chicago to Wniikegmi, Intersecting mid noosing every road leading to Chicago, have al1. raiigemeiits with all of the-e muds mi that they are able to quote Chicago freight rules over some thirty-eight roads, both to ami fiom Chicago Heights, thus giving to the Chicago Heights manufacturer the same freight rules and shipping facilities as though the thirty-eight roads came to his fac tory door over their o u rails, soliciting his business. The American F.pres Couip.iiiy, The Adams n.pros. Company, The Pacllle Lxpros-, Company, and The Fulled Stales Fxpress Company have established olllces lu tliu town. The Chicago Telephone Company have established a telephone exchange, whoie several operators mo kept busy day and night, The Western Fnlou and Postal Tele graph Companies also maintain olllces, The city has eleelrle lights, tweuty elglit miles of linpioved streets, eliy water, sower system, fourteen holds, live public school buildings, eight churches, lire department, and every Other modern Improvement mid conven ience that is usually found lu a metro politan place. Mr. Charles IL Wncker. President of the association, states that It Is the pol icy of tho association to coiilluiio locat ing factories until such time iu It has a hUtllclent number to make Chicago Heights the largest city in the State, "excepting Chicago only," mid further Btntes that from present indications hu believes the population during 11)00 will Increiifeo at least a.OOO people, 'There N a great demand for dwell ings, storu buildings, etc., mid there H an actual need of over i!50 houses lo day to take care of tliu people that lire coming to tliu town wIlh.tlio.4iew fac tories recently located. -v William II. Khcuiiitiu, tliu regular Democratic candidate for Alderman lu tho Twenly-slxth Ward, Is making an excellent campaign. Mr. FhQufaiitL.Iit I!'- years old and has resided lu the wnrd seventeen years. He Is by pro fession u contractor mid carpenter. Mr. Fhemaim Is at present President of the Twenty-sixth .Ward Democratic Club mid bus tliu Indorsement of tliu limi tless Men's League. Mr. ,T, C. Denlsoti will prove one of the ablest members of tho uext City Council. Warden Orahiim, of tho Cook Coun ty Hospital, Is said to have dono n little colonizing to prevent tliu Carter men lu the Twelfth Ward from capturing the hospital district lu tliu May Repub lican primaries. Tho registration roll of the hospital pieolnct, tho tidily ninth of tho Twelfth Wnrd, shows thai l:i(l voters are registered from tho hos pital mid detention hospital, or llfty two more than were registered from those Institutions lust year. II Is said thai the additional names belong to Interne,' nurses mid em ploye who were put Into the hospitals In time to register, so that they would be able to vote nt the Republican coun ty ami Slate primary election May :i. The hospital district always goes Hut way the county machine wants It to go. and II Is claimed by thV Ilauecy melt Ibis year. The TlilrlysccoiTd """Wnrd Carter meeting set for Thurday night, mid to Iiiim been addressed by (interne Stewart and .ludge Carter, lias been postponed until April 10, It never was the Intent Ion id' .Indue Carter to have any meetings lu Chicago until after (be April election, but ho was forced into that of Satiuday itlght, mid the Thirty second Ward one was arranged with out consulting him. lie Ululs that he will be so busy Thursday with niiitteis Incident to election that hu cannot at tend the Thirty-second Ward meeting then, hence the postponement. Hairy A. Stowell ha joined the Car tor movement lu the Thirty-second Ward, ami lias commenced to organize a Carter dub lu the second prliuui district of the wind. An eighteenth Ward Oiriu N. Carter Club has been established. The meet lug was held at the lesldciice of ("Jeoigo W. Wultnu, :;os Jackson boulevard, ami the dub orgunlz.ed with Mr, Will ion ns President; Hugh Ward, Vice Piesldeul; Hugh Mason, Secretary, mid .lohu W. .Markell. Treasurer. The east ei ii, or lodging-house, end of the wind Is claimed confidently forjudge llnu eey by the machine, which always has dominated the primaries there, lu the western end, however, where the Re publican voters live, tbeie Is a strong Carter following, and they claim llie.v can entry one or more primary pie duels. On April .1 go lo the polls and ote for (!. .1. Cehlermmiu for Aldeimau of the Twenty-llrst Ward. 1lo,u, Thomas C. MaeMlllau Is the strongest. Republican cmidldate men tioned for State Auditor, -!.' I L . y 5&i..s&t&. !ln: .MatA.-'ilViyt'fA. .. I aili j ;,ft ,V