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'V INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL IN NONE,' 1,A'"'"'IW t -""' ! svpr- VOLUME XXII. IT HELPS J. Turner' 5 SoiHo-Uw tbe Only One Benefited by Extend ing Jakes' Terips. KmQMigb Ws Appointed by Trover oi) Gogditioij tbt He (Qike Buge? &steMi-Gb!jcery. ..$- The (banging of Dtes in trje Uw Extend ing Judicial Terms Gives tames four Yw$. Tbe Appointment of the G&rpct Bitjjer by Kmniujb Created Opposition At tbc Time It-1? Cre&ting Greit Sc&nUI Just Now. When Marcus Kavnnaugli was ap pointed ii Judge of thu .Superior Court In lSI'S liy Oov. John It. Tniine, olio ot tho apparent conditions of I he appoint incut was that Kavanntigli would make .lohu A. Hnmcs, ti Democratic member of the Legislature living In LoulsKfllc, Clay County, his mnstor-lu-chnncory. Kuvnnuiigh wiih made a Judge, anil Humes, of Louisville, Clay County, bo ciiiiiu a imtstur-ln-ohnueory In Chicago. Haines' record In thu Legislature wiih not n good one, to say thu K'liHt. Ho did not llvo In Chicago, ho was not a ltopiiblloon, as was Kiivunnugh, hut ho wiih Tanner's son-in-law, anil ho got till) Joli. Kuvaiiuugh's original appointment was for ono year. HIk successor was to have been elected In ISH'.I. Ills sue lessor has not been elected yet. On tin plea of ccouoiuy, u hill wan rushed through tho Leglsluturu In the winter of 'US-'Di) extending tho terms of the four Cool: County Superior Judges expiring In ISlKi for ono year until tho general election of ll00. Now, It turns out that through tho "error" of an engrossing clerk, tho terms of thuso four Judges lmvo been extended until ItHK!, an outrageous cuso of usurpation. Of course, tho principal beuellclary will be John A. ltiinicH, Into of Louis ville, Clay County, who, by virtue of this renmrkablo "error," will continue to be niustor-ln-ehuticory to Judge Kuv uniiiigh until 1W-. In the meantime thu thousands of Chicago lawyers who lmvo worked hard at their profession and who thlulc that they aro entitled to any muster ships In chancery that aro lylnjTaround loose uru going to vote against Marcus Knvnnnugh when ho runs for Judge In Cool; County. Ah Mr. Knvnnnugh Is so fond of Louisville, Clay County, when looking lor musters, lot him look to Clay Coun ty for votes. jLn the meantime llarues Is doing well hire. He explained his absence from ii Justice court, where ho was a defend ant loeently, on the idea that ho was busy lu another court as attorney for tlm Statu Hoard of Health! Verily. Jobs are plenty for tho carpet-bagger. If the loan sharks paid their Just tax ,cs Chicago would have 1,000 more po licemen. tho worst street iiolse Is, tho peanut podqior's whistle. OliRf Klnler la after tho npniiut nnd PopcoVn peddlers' whistles. They aro death to tho sick and should bu silenced. I'ollcemen who refuse to enforce tho ordinance agaluht whistling peannt nnd Popcorn peddlers should bo discharged. Make the loan sharks pay their taxes! r Ohlefj Klpley's orders against tUo A. HUES. shrieking steam peanut peddlers' whis tles should bo enforced. Why should loan sharks bo permitted to dodgu their taxes? The North Side police should enforce thu anti-street whistle ordinance. The County Democracy never looked hotter than they did when they marched oil' to Kansas City. Mayor Harrison headed tho llnosl looking delegation soon at thu Demo cratic national convention, Hon. Itobert K. Iturke will hu a great llguro la national politics before the year Is out. lit) Is a safe man and a coining one. F.nglucer Waters ami Hitslness Man ager (iullford, of thu Hoard of Kduca lion, are good men. However, It Is claimed they stand all right with the coal concern of O'tiura, King V Co. Hon. (loo. l Foster has'a cinch for re-election to Congress from thu Third District. William U. ltlley will mako a clean sweep amrrepresent tho .Second Sena torial District In tho Illinois State Sen ate for four years from January, IDOL Ooo. W. SpolVord, of the Twelfth Ward, Independent candidate fur . Drainage Trustee, Is (ptlte a load for Dan Wax Mills to carry. Charles I J. Urby will ho elecled and prove a good member of thu County Hoard. W. II. linker may resign from the drainage ticket, Lloyd J. Smith will bo defeated for Drainage Trustee. Mr. IMgar Ilroiisou Tolmnu and Hon. John O. King will win for Judges or tho Superior Court. Joseph K. Flanagan Is ono of tho Itost men on tho Democratic ticket. Ho would prove a. good County Cotiimls- blouer,' , John M. Duunliy has associated him self with tho lire Insurance liriu of S. F. Ileqim & Sons, HHl LaSullo street, whero Jio will bo pleased to meet his many friends, Tho orms of three members of tho Fubllfi Library Board will expire on July 1. They are: Otto W. Lowke, Avsel I Hatch and .Tncob Franks. May or Harrison has taken up tho mntter of tilling the vacancies nnd will soon send tho uajnes of tho new members to tho City Council for continuation. All the rotlrlug members aro Democrats. Azol F, IIatci nnd Jacob Franks aro not candidates for reappointment. Mr, CHICAGO, SATURDAY, JULY 7, 1900 TWELVE PAGES. Whoso Specialties Hatch has served on the board lor eight years, and was elected president twice. Dtto W. Lowko, vice president of the hoard, desires another U rm and Is likely to bu reappointed. The pres cut board will hold Its lust meeting on next .Monday afternoon. No wonder tho public schools have to close lu winter for lack id' coal, Mr. Lorlnier! The facts about your con duct nnd the way It has been carried out will come out. Loilmer Is a I'lleud or popular edu cation In tho matter of coal. Coal weights and coal ipmllty aro one thing, l.orlmer Is another. Mr. John l Allen and Mr. John Herts aro niontlonul u good men for the I'ubllu Library Itonid, Henry W. Loiniin has teslgued in sec ond vice piesldeni mid iiiauager of the trust department of the Chicago Title and Trust Company and will resume the practice of law, devoting his atten tion uioro particularly to trust all'alrs ami mercantile failures, Mr. Leiiiau was one of thu organizer of tho Chicago Title nnd Trust Com pany and has had charge of the man agement of thu largo receiverships and other trust mut'tors that have been In trusted to Its care. Ho secured tho llrd extension order by which a trust com pany was given permission by a court of record to coiitluuu thu busluos of a mercantile concern under a receiver ship. The extension was for sixteen mouths, and at tho end of twelve months lUi) cents on thu dollar had been paid thu creditors, together with tl pur cent. Interest, and tho business was turned back to the owners with a surplus that permitted them to con tinue. Tho resignation of Mr. Lenmu will not tnko effect until Aug. 1, but tho directors lu testimony of the faithful services of tho second vice president lmvo granted him n month's leave of nbsuuee, beginning July 1, Mr. Leuuin will tnko a much-needed rest during that time and will then eompleto his ar riuieomentij to resnmo tho practice of law. No was, up to ten years ago, as sociated with John B. Miller and Mer rltt A. Starr In tho law Arm of Miller, Lcman & Chnso and Miller, Starr & Lomau. Ho has taken an otllce In sulto WILLIAM LORIMER, Embraco Coal Contracts Now Under lid.", of the Title ami Tru-t llulldlug, and for the pici-cut will practice alone. Ho retains his large lutciost lu the trust company iiml will coutlnuo as u dliector. His successor as vice pro-d-dent and trust olllcer has not been se lected. What kind of coal has Lorliner's llrm been furnishing to the public -choolsV Has It been full weight V Has It been of contract quality V These aie iuestluns which members of tho Hoard of lMucatlou aiu asking to-day, and they tiro itiestlons which will have to bu answered. Dining tho past spring and winter several of the public schools had to be eloM'd because of thu liisulllcleuey of coal supply. Suveral emjlneeis ami Jaultois. have tallied loudly and pointedly about tho causes of this trouble, and the business methods pursued by some of the siibor illuutes of the board will not bear much scrutiny. Mr. I'lrlch itohrhach, who has Just returned from ti visit to both the Da kotos ami Nebraska, says that Hryan will carry all of these States, Mr. William t Walsh has been cho sen Jury Commissioner lu place of William J. Ouahaii, Hon. Kobert lledlleld will be renomi nated ami returned to the Illinois Legis lature from the Fifth Senatorial Dis trict. (Jeorgo Her, will bu badly beaten for Coroner. Charles F. Nagl, of tho Twelfth Ward, has already taken his measure. Henry Stuckart mid Peter Klollmssa strengthen tho Democratic ticket. Joseph P. J uuk, tho popular brewer, would make a good member of tho Public Library Hoard. M. 13. Hunt was tho unanimous cholco of Third District Democrats for tho Legislature. John J. Hiinberg will bo tho President of tho County Hoard. noxt James A. Ilogan Is tho right man for Investigation. a place on the cltl.euV ticket for the County Hoard. The citizens are bound to have a drainage ticket bearing the names of It. A. L'ckhurt and James 1'. Mullcttc. William Wrlgley. Jr., Chester D. Crandall. Henry Mclliuieii, John T. Connery and Fred W. Hryan are talk ed of for appointment to the School Hoard. lion, tiios, uulhighcr may new President of the Hoard of tlou. be the IMuca- There Is talk of mi Independent ticket for County Commissioners, composed of men like Frederick W. Hryan, Hen ry Mctiurreu, John (Jerts, Marvin A. Fair, Charles ('. Hreyer, Paul (i. Stens- laud, Joseph P. Junk, F. J. Swltzor, John F. Alios, a. C. Powers, Fdwln K. Walker, Arthur A. Taylor, Itoger Sherman, It. II. Me.Murdy, L. O. tiod diiiil, Andrew S. Work, Marvin A. Fa rr. An appointment for tho School Hoard that would meet with popular approval on all sides Is that of Mr. Chester 1). Crandall, nmnager of the Western IMeotrle Company. The Mayor will please thousands of tho best people lu Chicago by appointing Mr. Chester D. Crandall. As a member of tho School Hoard Chester D. Crandall would piove thu right man In tho right place. Hon. Clayton K. Crafts won out with tlylng colors lu tho Seventh Senatorial Dlbtilct. Hon. William F. Mnhoney was imaul moiisly nominated for Congress lu tho Fifth District on Saturday. Mr. Ma honey Is popular with thu masses, and will succeed Mr. Nooutui as Congress man. Hon. William F. Mnhoney, Demo cinllc noinlneo for Congress lu tho Fifth District, resides lu tho Ulgli teouth Ward (formerly tho Ninth), which ho represented In tho Council for four successive terms, Ho was born In this city Fob. 22, 18T.0, and has lived nil hs life In tho Fifth Congressional District or Uio vicinity thereof, JOKE 0(! lR. KERFOOT. While tbe Comptroller Is Trying to Drive Starts frorp tbe City Hall, One of Hi; Subordinates Wbo "Jhnds in" witb Sbylocks, Holds Up Series for Tbenj. One of tbe Aost Audacious Piece? of (rooked Work Ever Done in fc Public Office. Tbc Comptroller Will Sift tbe letter to tbe Bottom and Will Pisb&rge tbe Guilty P&rty Before (TUoy D&ys Piss By. The .sharks are having great fun ul the e.pene ot City Comptroller W. D. Kerfoot. And well they may. It will be remembered that some weeks imo Mr. Kerfoot went beforu the Civil Service Commissioners and asked that body to discharge from the public service any employe who assigned his salary. lie declared that the loan sharks were clouting u great scandal at the City Hall and lu Justice to himself and his boiiiNmeu he wanted them dilven from the building. Mr. Kerfoot was sincere lu this. He Is a sincere man, and an honest man, and like all good Chicago business men, ho despises the sharks and their methods. Mr. Kerfoot further declared that no more salaries would be "held up" for (he sharks. Due of the sharks declared openly at the time that lie did not care what Ker foot said or did. The sharks, he averred, hail u intiu lu the Comptroller's otllce who would do as they wished, whether theComplioller liked It or not. This was pretty bold talk, and people thought It was buncombe. It appears that It was not. The other day when the police pay rolls reached thu City Treasurer from the Comptroller's otllce, forty-one of the policemen's names had thu following note written opposite them: "Hold this cheek. , Comptroller." The City Treasurer nnd his people were surprised at this, as Mr. Kerfoot hud always been laying the blame for holding tip the policemen's salaries on the Treasurer's otllce, and now that the Treasurer's ollleo refused to help the sharks lu any way tho sharks appeared to be getting help from Mr. Kerfoot's own otllce. Tho Treasurer promptly decided to have nothing to do with the matter. lie decided, and wisely, that If there was to be any blame lu the matter It should fall whero It belonged, on the Comptroller's otllce. The City Tieasurer had been blamed fur the faults of others long enough. So the forty-one police checks which the Comptroller's otllce "held up" were promptly sent back to tho Comptrol ler's otliee, Now It turns out that Mr. Kerfoot never gave orders to collect this money for the sharks, The work Avns dono by n. man who has been used by the shylocks as a col lector In tho past. Hut of this, moronuou. 8IIAHKB ixumi; TAXr.8. Hut Tlicyf.L-t Favor from t'ooiplrotl its' AitnlntiiiitH JuhI tJiu Siitue. The persistency of the "confidential credit" men nnd "loan shnrks" la using public otllcos to collect usurious debts alleged to bo duo them has nttructcd public nttentlon to a now plmno of tho subject. Tho public announcement made by tho City Treasurer that ho would not allow his otllco to bo longer used as a collection ngoney by ('sharks' has lieon mado good lu deed as well as la word, Dut tho public has been luterestcd NUMBER 601. keenly In the amount of business which these, men have done lu tho past in tho City Treasurer' and other public otlices. The public Is also keenly interested at present lu the amount of business the "shut Its" transact in the county olllces. The amount transacted Is very great. it was shown last year that ono llrm of sharks alone hud over I!00 policemen lu their debt. IJvery payday saw thousands of dol lars handed out to the sharks by pub lic employes of every description. Naturally thu public Is now anxious to learn what amount of personal prop erty taxes tho sharks have been pitying on their Immense Incomes. When it Is remembered that not only public employes, but salaried people generally, owe hundreds of thousands of dollars to these men and pay from lt per cent, to anywhere further up for thu use of these great sums, It Is but natural that the public should exhibit some interest lu thu mutter. Thu public Is especially Ink-rested lu tho pergonal property scheduled by sharks who want to tiso the public of tlces for their prlvato cuds. In another column thu ligtircs of tho Weber crowd us published lu 1W)U aio given. They speak for themselves. The pawnshop nlouu Is worth many times what they scheduled their wholo menagerie at. It might be well for tho Hoard of ltevlew to summon the following after scanning thu schedules put lu by them this year: Sammy Heyuian. Battler. Dave Weber, Mn Weber, ,, Hank Wcbur, Louis Weber, , Juko Weber, S. C. Knitter, II. L. Weber, , Jacob Weber, David II. Welter, Weber Hrothers, Louis Weber ,c Co. Or Ileymon? Or McClun? Or "PnddcnV" Or Monroe? i Or Murphy? Or Zuckerinnti? Or WobstcrV Or Hrowor? Or Smith? Or Ulchardson? Or Olilscn? Or Harper? Or Tolmon? , Or Montgomery? Or Kelly? , Or MoLcan? " Or Hrd? Or Tonilluson? Or Valllslon? Or Cessna? Or Cullen? Or Dledrlch?, Or Heekman? Or Slegel? Or Funk? Or Kuowlton? Or American Mortgngo Oo? Or Mills & Co.? i ,.K &