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Twjt.!,1 - 'V1 ,?rr ,4V-w Y fW AA': '"7" v;7" '"""rt"Tf ,'' " - t- WMifivjWji i. rwv. , ri)iraijn T tuolr && VOLUME XX11. LORIfp COAL PEALS. Tbey Are Arousing Considerable Public Attention froro Tx- pyer? Just it Present. j It Is Runjored tbfct tbe Bord of Edu- tttioij Will Look lijto Sonje Stride Stories. And that Joroe Engineers and Janitors Will Be Asked to Tell All Tbey Know. In tbe fentiroe Lorimer's Pirn) Answering Question? witb witb Cook Whatlkltut of coiil has Larimer's firm been furulshlug to the public schools' Has It been full weight V Iliis It been of contract iiiillt'V TIlCsC lilt' qtlt'KtlollM Wlllclt llll'UllH'I'H of the Hoard of Kducutlon lire asking to-dny, mid they are questions whjch will have to ho answered. During tho past spring ami winter several of tlio public, schools hail to lie closed heeiitiHU of the Instittlclcncy'of coal supply. Several engineers and Janitors have .lalUed loudly and pointedly about the causes of this trouble, unit the business method pursued by some of the .subor dinates of the board wltl mil bear much scrutiny. ovinia, Kin;; & Co., the linn which, with t'ongrcsstnuu William l.orliuer as silent partner, has lone enjoyed a mon opoly of county coal contracts, Is la trouble. At the very time when Its hid for supplying coal to the county for the ensuing year Is under consideration by the County Hoard- there are develop ments Injurious to It, both from the outside and from within the llrm. County otllclals, among them Supt. Lango of the DiiiiuIuk .Institutions, charge that the llrm has delivered coal far Inferior to what Its contract calls for during the past year. More thuti this, John Kim:, the partner who Is the accepted tluauelal backer of the llrm, and who furnishes, the inoney necessary for It In handling Its big contracts, has untitled President Irwin of the County Hoard that ho will not be personally lia ble on the bids offered by the llrm for the contract for the coining year. The bid on the coal supply, six In all, were opened .luue 'M and were to be passed on by the Public Service Committee of the County Hoard .luuo ".". In the absence of County Comp troller Mouughaii and Chief Deputy lid wind .1. McCarthy In the Fast, l.otils Fckluirt, a clerk In the Comptroller's olllce, has had charge of the examina tion ami tabulation of the bids, Satur day the Information tillered out that the bid of O'Cara. King & Co. was '' or 'I cents lower than any oilier. Then criticism and discussion began. One county olllelnl with authority high enough to give him full knowledge said: "O'l in I'll, King V Co. have nut been furnishing Yoiighlogheny, the coal they contracted to supply, but haw been sending to the county Institutions lltu.ll block coal. This Is an Inferior and cheaper article. This thing has been going on for a year. The county has lost thousands of dollars by It. Thete seems now to be some dllllculty union;: the members of the llrm. The liituro developments may bo Interest? lug." Supt. I.tngo In answering emeries said: "Tlio coal for Dunning comes from O'Cara, King fc Co. It Is perfect ly true, we have not been getting the hind of coal contracted for. I am not a coal expert, but I know the dltfor ence between good and bad coal. Wo have not been getting what we ought to get. The bills are higher and the coal bad." Well, Juno 23 arrived ami Lorlmer won. He did not lmvo Tom Carey to help Will Hive Pleasant Time Ktfiri to tb ontrct County. him win in the County Hoard, but he had some one else Just as good. The liilluence he had was Just as potent, and O'Cara, King V Co., Con gressman William l.orlmer's tl tin of coal dealers, has been a winded the con tract for supplying the coal to the county for the ensuing year. This llrm was the lowest bidder, of course, and the Public Service Committee recom mended that the contract be let to It despite the fact that it was stated that the llrm had substituted mi inferior quality of coal on Its last contract, and that the price usked was too high. Commissioner Struckmaii led the light against the l.orliuer interests, and Commissioner Wright, the colored member of the Hoard, championed l.or lmer's cause. O'Cara, King .V Co.'s bids were us follows: Youghlogheiiy coiill .st.'.'S per ton; Hocking Ohio, I. IS; I'.rall, lud., block coal, .?:i..S; anthra cite. $.-i.ltt. The vote on awarding the contract was as follows: Yeas Heer, Carolau, Dahlgreti, Devlno, llappcl, Kiillls, l.ltul sten, Pctrle, Wright, Irwin 10. Nays HotTuiau, Striickiiiau. Van Hteonberg, Mack I. Abseiit-Hurke-I. When the report of the Public Ser vice Committee was presented to the Commissioners a motion was made by Commissioner Mack providing thai new bids be advertised for on the soft coal contract. In explaining his motion ho declared that nil of the bids were too high. "I am satlslled that we can do better," said he. "It Is a slgnltlcaut fact that we have received only six bids, notwithstanding that we tiro probably the largest consumers of coal In Cook County. The annual contract with the county calls for something like ll'O.noo tons of coal. If we readver Use I am satlslled that we will be able to make a belter contract." Commissioner Mack's motion was voted down, whereupon Commissioner Slruckmim moved that Hmr.ll, I ml,, block coal be used Instead of Youghlo gheiiy coal, "I have It from reliable authority," said he, "that this cheaper coal lias been substituted for the higher-priced coal. Last year we con stiii)cd more of the better quality coal than we did of the Inferior quality, which wo Used tlio year before last. This fad proe conclusively that It Is not economy to buy the higher-priced coal. When I say that an Inferior qual ity of coal has been substituted I speak fioui personal knowledge. When the SherllY's attention was called to this It was found that fraud was being perpe trated and several loads of coal were rejected. I think the llrall coal is better for use, and It Is cheaper, too." Commissioner Hoffman favored sub stituting the Indiana coal for the Youghlogheiiy, and said that it would nu'iiii a saving of af least $0,000 annu ally to tlio county. Commissioner Struckinan'K motion was voted down and the report of the committee award lug the contract to O'Cara, King & Co. for tlio soft ami hard coal was adopted. Perhaps tlio "Young Mcu's Voters' CHICAGO, SATURDAY, JUNE 30. 1900.-TWELVE PAGES. fags "i? i :XMMr' t&ttr HON. EDWARD B. ELLIOOTT. Chief of (he Department of Electricity and the Ablest City Electrician in the United States. League" Is behind the l.orliuer coal loutracts. Who knows' There ate some good men among the Masters-lii-ehaiicery and some mighty tough ones. Dead beats, defendants In scandal cases, crooks ami legislative bribers should be weeded out of the list. Ssjfek We regret to note that our old-time friend. Tom Carey, is losing his grip In the Twenty-ninth Ward. According to current reports the local Democracy are calling Tom a "light wad" and a "l,orlmer num." Wo do not belluve the generous mid open-hearted Tom to be a "tight wad," but tlio fact that hu could only spilt even with his enemies ut the last primary menus something. Following are the delegates from Illi nois to the Democratic national con vention: Delegates-at-largo Carter II. Harri son of Chicago. Alfred S. Trade of Chi cago, Hen T. Cable of Hock Island, II. I,. Williams of Carml. First District John P. Hopkins and Thomas (iaiiau. Second Thomas Hyrue and Thomas Carey. Third-John J. Couglillu ami Hubert K. Sloan, Fourth William l.oclllcr ami John Powers. Flfih-Hoger c. Sullivan ami John .1. Hreuuaii. SiMli lloliert Hurke and James J. (ray. Seventh-Fred K. F.ldrcd and John A. Ma honey, Klghth-Andrew Walch and .1. C. Donnelly, Ninth Harry 1 Foidhain and Will lam Skene. Tenth W. o. Itradley and C. H. Mar shall. Illevonih Maurice T. Moloney ami Charles M. Colileu. Twoirth-Freh P. Morris ami H. A. House. Thlrtcenlh-Dr. J. W. Hall and .1. W. Orr. Fourteenth T. M. (ircen and L. (J. Meek. Flfteeuth-llerniiin 'Moecker amlTrti man PliuiC.. Slxteeuth-O. p. Thompson mid Hob crl H. Shirley. Seventeenth J. C. MeHrlde and James M.Orahain, Klghlcenlh-H. W. Henry (other rtelm gale not selected; contest). Nineteenth J. ic. Harlden ami Httfiis C. Harrah. Twentieth-Jacob H. Cn'lghton and Silas ',. I.audes. Tweiity-llrst-J, W. Hlckert and W. U. Hrooklugs, Twt'nty-sccoad Heed Oreen and Charles H. Itlefli. Following Is the Democratic State ticket nominated nt Spvlngileld this week: (loveruor Knmitel Alsuhuler,of Kane County. Lletttennnt Uovcrnor Klmor A. Per ry, of ltrown. "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL V - 1 I' t Mm v '. State Treasurer Millard F. Duulaii, of Morgan. Secretary or State .lames F. O'Dori Itell, or McLean. Attorney (ieaeral James Todd, of Cook. Auditor (iccrge It. Patsons, or Calla tin. ' University Trustees Julia Holmes Smith or Cook, Charles W. HIM ol .Montgomery, Joseph .Schwartz of War ren. The Harrison administration deserves great credit lor giving the people agooil water supply. This Is the lirst summer for years when North and West shlers could get water on third doors during very hot days. The streets are cleaner this summer than they h.ive been for ten years. The Democrats of the Third Con gressional aie united on Mr. W. D. Miiiihall, the well-known lawyer for tlio State Hoard of P.quully.ullon. Mr. Muuliall Is popular, strong In labor cir cles, mid will also poll almost the solid colored vote. Mr. Miiuhall's nomina tion means his election. It. A. P.ckluirt ami J. P. Malletlo should replace 1,. J. Smith mid W. 11. linker on the Itepuhllcan ticket for Drainage Trustee. ' John T. Counery and Win. Wrlgley, Jr., are both considered good men for appointment to the School Hoard. Mr. Thomas (iullaghor will be re tained on the School Hoard, where he Is considered one of the ablest members of this Important branch of the public service. Hon, Win. P. Mnhoney will be the next Cougicssiimu from the Fifth Dis trict. Charles IJ. Ilrbvy a llrst-class busi ness man, ami all-iouml good elll.eii, Ho should be elected to tlio Cook County Hoard, Hon. Itoss C. Hall will be Ihe Demo cratic nominee for the State Hoard In the Second Congressional District. Mr. Hall resides at O.ik Park. He Is an able lawyer ami c.viticinher of the Illi nois l.eglsliituie. Democracy has gmwu tired of assist ant Itepublleau "Two Jobs" Lantz. William U. Hlley will bo the next Stale Senator from the Second Sena torial District. Ceo, W. Spolford, of Washington boulevard Twelfth Ward Is an Inde pendent candidate for Dralnngo Trus tee. Tlio O'Cara, King & Co. coal con tractu with tlio buliools, parks and Kwcr .'.!??" - . -: ' ' ?r - . rc. -iass KtW fit A i jHi Jb4 L IN NONE' i vr "il State Institutions should be rigidly In vestigated. P. J. Swltxcr would run well on the Cltl.eiis' ticket for County Commis sioner. John F. Alles s Just the mail to run for County Commissioner on the Citi zens' ticket. Cnllford ami Waters should be sum moned iin witnesses when the coal con tracts of O'Cara. King V Co. with the public schools are Investigated. A good many people would like to know what (iulll'onl and Waters, of the School Hoard, know about the O'Cara, King - Co. school coal contracts. Hon, Ccorge P. Foster will be re nominated for Congtes In the Third District June ::o. Hetweeu now and next November Mr. Foster will make mluce meat of his unknown opponent, O'Neill. No Congressman has secured as many pensions for old soldiers as has Congressman Ccorge P. Poster, of the Third District. The members of the Veteran Itepuhllcan league will vote solid for Ceo. P. Foster for Congress, Hon. Daniel Donahue, the well known lawyer. Is the strongest man the Democrats can nominate for Congress In the Fourth District, If Mr. Dona hoe would accept the nomination he could easily defeat Daniel Wax Mills. The Democrats of the Second Sena torial District will nominate two men for the l.eglsliituie. lion. James A. Hogan would prove a gooil man on the citizens' ticket for the County Hoard. Michael K. Hunt Is the unanimous choice of Third Senatorial Democrats for the Illinois Legislature, lie N a sou of Inspector of Police Nicholas Hunt, of Hyde Park, Is the Webor gang going to bo permitted tatlo up salarlos In tho city troasuror'a offico forcvor? The Issuo that will defeat Marcus J Kavanaugh for re-election as Judgo Is his appointment of Carpet-bagger John A. Hnriies to a inaster-Iu-cliaucery-ship. It Is not unlikely that there will bo some lively disclosures In bad sewer contracting this hummer. Mayor Har rison Is after the crooks and It Is said that ho will liegln with somo of the "Intercepting" Jobs, The Weber gang ahould not be allowed to use the olty treasurer's office for Its private benefit, aa a collection agenoy. IT IS USURPATION! Tbe Republitto PecMe to Hold Over Four Superior Court Judges Tbree Yews. Id Order to Do Tbis No Election Will Be Called to Pill Tbeir Places. Tbe flost BreFcei Art of Usurpation Evtr Heard Of in tt)t United States. Tbt T?rrns of Tbest Judjw nocf of All Prtccdfot to (all The people of Chicago are confronted with four acts of usurpation which will go a long ways toward defeating the Heptthllcaii county ticket In No vember. Although the terms of four men on the Superior Court bench expired last year ami their successors should he chosen this year, no provision will bo made In the call by County Clerk Knopf for the election of Superior Conn Judges, That K Mr. Knopf will not Include these otllces until he Is compelled by a Supreme Court man damus to put them In. HN reasons for leaving them out are based on the law, which, he says, does not require that Judges of the Superior Court shall bu elected this year. The last Hepttbllcan Ceneral Assem bly passed a bill the wording or which extends the terms of Judges Cary, Sears, Kavanagh ami Hall to HMrj. it Is claimed by those who were Interest ed that the Intent Ion was to extend their terms only one year, from ISit'.i to 11KH). Hut either the original bill was surreptitiously changed, so the polltl elans allege, or Hie engrossing t-ltrl made a mistake In the engrossing of It, so that the figures JtMH appear, when they should Jmvu been 1000. Mr. Knopf says that he has raised the question thus early to give all the opportunity nnylsidy may desire to tet the constitutionality of the act. This can be done through nu application to the Supreme Court for a writ of niaii damns, compelling the County Clerk to Include the election of four Superior Court Judges In his call for the gen eral election next November. The four Judges, whoe terms were evleiided, were nominated for re-elee-Hon 1y the Itepuhllcan county conveii tlouil They are: Joseph C. Cary, elected In INK!, N. C. Sears, elected In 1W.CI. V. .. Hall, elected In ISO.' to till va cancy caused by the death of Judge Hlatike. Marcus Kavanagh, appointed by the Coventor In 1S0S to succeed Judge Payne, resigned. They all say that It Is their desire to have the law tested. Judge Cary and Judgo Kavanagh have slated that there Is no iiieslon as to the duty of the County Clerk; that as-the'law stands now he has no right to call for an election of Judges, A few mote Ceneral Assemblies like the hist one and the people would be relieved of the trouble of lllllug the of Decs at tlio polls, Tim lucuinliQiit8-lf Itopublleans' would hold on for life. This matter will bo a pretty live is sue In tho coming campaign. The Democratic county convention on Saturday nominated the following ticket: .State's Attorney Julius Coldxler. Hecorder William H. Schlake. Clerk Circuit Court Peter J. O'Hrleit. Clerk Superior Court- Hlchard J. Col-litis-. Coroner John K. Tracger. Member Hoard of Ilovlcw Timothy K. Ityan. NUMBER 5(J0. Cxpirtd Ust Yr, Yet in Defi- tbe County Clerk Refusts n Election. Members Hoard of Assessors Henry Stitckart, Peter Klolbassa. Judge Probate Court Martin SI. Crldley. Judges Superior Court Lawrence A. Young, Israel Cowen, John C. King, IMgar 11. Tolmaii. County Surveyor-George C. Water man. President County Honrd-Kollln It. Organ. County Commissioners, City Jacob Thlelen, .Tames Daly, Michael Irrmaiiii, Otto Hulsman, Hollln H. Organ, J. K. I'lanngati, John Cekala, IMward Kat Bluer, John l'oley, John 1 Dlhclka. County Commissioners, Country K. It. Hitshuell, l.a Orange; John running. Clencoe; W. II. Maher, Park Uhlge; C. D. Hlcliardson, Chicago Heights; Chits. Sloffel, Hawthorne. The Democratic Statu convention nominated Sam Alschttler for Oowmii or. Mr. Alschttler Is a good man and lives In Aurora. Cooke and I. Inn will be re-elected to the court clerkships they have tilled so well. They have the eoulhleiico of the people. Hon. Clayton H. Crafts will be Ihe minority Democratic candidate for the l.eglsliiiute in the Seventh Senatorial District. Plfth District Democrats should send Hon. Itobett Iteillleld back to the I.eg Islatme from the Fifth Senatorial Dis trict. Charles I'. NukI will beat both He.ry. ami Tracger for Coroner. Henry Sluckart ami Peter Khlhau will run llko seared deer for tho Hoard of Assessors, John C. King and IMgar It. Tolman will grace the Superior Court bench. Martin M. Crldley will prove a strong candidate for Judge of the Probate Court. The Democracy nominated n good man for Couul.t Commissioner In Jo seph 13. Flanagan, of the Twenty-sKlh Ward. Mr. Flaimgnn Is of tho well known stained-glass llrm of Flanagan fc Hlcdenweg. lie Is a good business man ami most highly respected citizen, Gov. Tanner has appointed James H. Chauiion member of the Hoard of Trus tees of Lincoln Park, vice U. C. Dewltt. who declined tho appointment, James Harrison Clmnnou Is a prominent rcsl dent of the North Side. He was born In Chicago In iSiiil, ami Is n member of tm llrm of I. Chaiinou & Co., ship chandlers, ltamlolph and Mnikel streets. He never held olllce before, and tho position on the Park Poind conies to him unsought, Ills home Is at No. is:i Dearborn avenue. Ho suld I thnt ho believed In a progressive pollcy &a& Am Vi it &tA ti ife'''t .;AA.rto..';i'iA'fi-f' - M.' to-