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THE! OHIOAOO B3A.OLjHS. diljc Cljicago (aglc PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY HENRY F. DONOVAN. 4 Independent Newspaper, Fearless and Truthful. MJBSCRIPTION RATES $2.00 PER YEAR ACBRIIt ILL COHaCSKATIOSf TO INKY F. DONOVAN, Editor sad Proprietor. (04 TEUTONIO DUILOINQ, ImHUMI Ccratr W'Ublcston St and 5th At. (Batr4 t tb pcstofllc. Chicago, Illlnol, m i4-cltii mll nuttier.) LARGEST WEEKLY CIRCDUTION IN GHICAGO. NEW REAL ESTAIE LAW. Radical changes In tho special-assessment street-Improvement law were de clared to bo an absolute necessity by tho special-assessment committee of tho Chicago Heal Ustnte Hoard hint week. In a report submitted to tho board at It. annual meeting by Chair man It. C. GIvins tho committee udvo cnted a eompleto revision of tho act tiloiiLT tho following Hue.: '"Unit ii limit shall bo placed upon tho amount that projK'rty may bo uced for street Improvements according t Itn value. If tho proposed ten-year lu xUillment plan should bo adopted wo would suggest that the limit be placed nt not over ." ior cent In any one year for an assessment or an Installment of an assessment. The value to bo taken from tho Assessor's valuation In what Jh called tho tlrt column, moaning tho full value of the property. 'Thin would protect it buyer from conllscntlon of bin iroHrty for street Improvements. "That the power to originate assess ments hhouhl be taken away from tho Hoard of Local Improvements', except under certain restrictions. "That ten year-' Installments bo al lowed Instead of live. That Interest shall run at 4 per cent from tho com pletion of the work and that Install- incuts shall Is payable 'on or before' so ns to atop Interest at tho time of pay ment. "That the exact cost of the Improve ment shall be estimated ami thoae ineiit levied for that Mini without the holding back by tin- city any amount for a so-called contingent fund. This will eventually do away with tho an noying rebate fund. "That tho city shall pay a Used pro portion of tho cost of improvements to be determined by act of tho Legislature ami not by the testimony of so-cullcd Vspi rl eltj witnesses." "'I hat an uillco for public hearings and mooting -Imll be kept open throughout the jeor In the City Hall, whole all Information in rouuectloii with special a-cmoitts and street Im provements (an lie obtained, And 111 oases, t( a pulillr hearing nt least ilttoeu days' llntleo of the meeting hhall bo M'lit to the prortj -owners. "'that tho projmrty-owners should have ,icn ss nt any time dttrlii- tho jear to the public records respecting special nsscMiient- and that the minute and proei tilings of the Hoard of Local liu proieinont be iiti-i-sllilo to taxpayers. 'I hat tho tl ikt cent claue In tho upo-t-i.il assessment net for Hulking nnd ol let ting tho as-esiuent bo abolished and that all eost. be ehargeil to the general fund. The act of 'l7 In thl reject is not onlj ciinirndhtorj, but Is a hjierlos of double taxation. "That an amendment should be made to the present net that no permission 1) jrlwn by the Itlt-s to any corporation or Individual to lay wires, conduits", gas pip or any underground improwmont -uliii'h necesHiiati tearing up and ih .trolng the trf-a pavements unless the coriorntloii to which thU privilege Is granted Hhall repair wild street and tepatc the Kame If necessary and put the street Into ns good condition ns bo- aTSZmmamWaX' fore tlu tonrlnc tip ami uvo tlie property-owners fronting on nld street front ntiy expense In tvlittlon thoioto." A new toc'l!tl-nx"f"nioiit law em bodying theo recommendation proba llj will bo it lit ft i'd liy attorno.vs for the board and ont to Sptingllohl next month for passage during tin next ses sion of tin Legislature. 'I'ho comnilttie Indorsed the iiosinont method by whk'lt Improvement ate carried on in Ohio and Mlsouil. where the muiilcl- p.illt.v pay for tin work, means being provided by tho nli of bonds legally lucd for tho put pose. Tho membership committee leportcd it total of l.'tti agent and III." associate members, a not train of live during th" year. Tho valuation committee an nounced that thirty-four cortltlontc of valuation aggregating S'J.ti:t. Pat.M woii' Issued. Tho lioatd of directors ii ported '-VlTo Jndlelal alo. amounting to SUM'.M.!..". In 1MM tho nninher of alei wan '',7i'J and tho proeeed SI". MS7H. Till j far' leport show a de crease in alos of W and In amount of S'.:k7.1M. SHANAHAN WILL BE SPEAKER. ltcpubllcan politician of mall and largo caliber are ready to comedo that (Jovernor-eleet ates has succeeded In his effort to overcome tho Iteoxes Culloin coniblnatlon for tho organlza tlon of the legNlature. and when tho time comes will elect a member of 111- own choice for Speaker of the House, and see to It that tho faction ho pre fers' organizes the State Senate. Tho Inside fact of tho doing of la-it Saturday In the Yates camp eanio out Tue-day. During tho morning the Cov ernor-elect held several Important con ferences, pop the purpose rooms' other than those making up his headiuarters In tho Auditorium Annex were o cured. Among the leaders who called In to talk with the next executive was Congressman William Lorliner. Sev eral others were there. When .ludg" Yates hail gone over tho situation with all those ho dclrcd to see he returned to his headiiuartei's, called In his chief lieutenants, ami ordered them to can cel all his engagement for the morn ing hour, ami for them to assemble at noon and lunch with him. At till luncheon there were present Judge Yates, .lame MeKlnney of Al do. chairman of tho ltepnbllcan State executive committee: .lame Neville of llloomlngton, the .Judge's chief lieu tenant: Charle Tlnney of Virginia. Cas County, secretary of the Yate campaign committee: Arthur French of Jacksonville. Andrew ltusoll of tho same place, tho Judge's llnauclal back er and close friend, and Walter Field house of Chicago, secretary of tho State committee. Fred II. Howe, tho only absentee, was In Kansas. Those men make up what Is known now as tho "Yates family cabinet." It developed that tho (iovornor-elect has had these ft lends going oer the situation In their various sections of the State, ascertaining what they could do In senate ami house organization under given conditions. Saturday they reported to him. It Is now be lieved they reported that If the tiov-ernor-elect gave the word they could line up to Ids support In house and sen ate a majority of the mouthers for whatever plans or candidates ho might see tit to choose. It was said later tho subsequent events would not have been ordered by tho fiovetnor-elcct had these reports not Indicated the success of the plan he had outlined. At any rate, after hearing their re ports. Judge Yates requested that his lieutenants go to work Immediately after they left their luncheon with htm ami line up every member possible for Shaiiahaii for Speaker. During the aft ernoon ami evening pressure was brought to bear on some of the lead ers In the Sherman movement. They were frankly advised by the Yates people to "get Sherman out of the Held as a candidate." Somu of them showed light, but on Tuesday there were reports: current that several of the Sherman lenders were beginning to weaken and were preparing to de cline for Shanahau. This work was kept up far Into the night, and before they went home country members un derstood fully that Judge Yates and his trleuds are In the Held to tight for Shanahau If nccosMiry. SLEEPING CAR RATES. l.lfoits to bilng about the long-worked-for distinction between upper and lower sleeping-car berths In the matter of rates have been renewed. Hepicsenlatlve-elect McAlidrew's of Chicago, backed, It I said, by com merclal trnvelei. has prepared for the consideration of Cougics a bill limit ing rhe charge, on sleeping cars to ." ceiitMi bundled miles for a lower berth and -" cents n hundred miles for an upper lift tli. A piovNo In tho measure stipulates minimum chnrges of .si.'. for n lower berth nnd SI for an upper berth, Local railroad men, generally speak ing, do not believe that tho bill will be passed. They do not think that any tinkering with the present rates on "lowers" would icsult lu any great ben etlt to the public, but they belleo that something should bo done to the rates on "uppers." At present the rate on "lowers" Is about the same as that pro posed by the .McAndrews bill, but should the bill become a law tho mini mum charge would j overt fiom sl.'ii to s'l. ''.". lu several imisirtaut In stamo the ."0 cent rate would icsult In an Increase over present charges. This Is what u sleeping-car man hud to say upon the subject Wednesday: "Many people long have couteiidid that the charges for upper berths have been exorbitant as (omparcd to those on the lower beiihs. The general pi of oreiice among travelers Is for the 'low ers, but there are many traveling men who spend alsiiit as much of their time on iho cats as they do off of thorn who prefer to sleep where one has to get up befoio ho can go to sleep. Up per berths, to be sure, are not tho moio desirable lo women ami aged persons; but in my mind they aio tho more com fortable to sleep In. They are farther away from tho trucks, and tho Jolting sensation that is experienced In the 'lowers' Is not ho perceptible In tho 'garret.' "If the I'ullinan company, which has practically a 'cinch' on the entire sleeping-car business of the country now, Is forced to reduce It present price, It Is dollars to doughnut that It m 111 Hnd a way to lesson Its expenses. How will tho expenses bo cut down? Who will suiter from nny reduction In tho ev peiiscs? Tho expenses w III bo lessened tlnough the use of bedding cheaper and generally less desirable than that now In use. Tho berths will not be as presentable as they now are, and per haps the cars will fall below the present high grade. This may argue In favor of keeping up the pieciit rates: It Is conceded that the sleeping-car service In this country Is the lliiot offered anywhere In the world and that the charges ate the most moderate. The general public want good things, nnd I belleo that the major part of It Is willing to pay well for them. "If the dm! ges for upper beith arc lessoned theie will be a general scram ble for those iiuartei's, for there are thousands upon thousand of traveler who would go after the 'upper' In order to save the difference In charges. I don't think that the car company has any way that It can, In Justice to Itself, bring down the rates on 'uppers.'" PRESIDENT ROACH GOOD TO HIS MEN. The proniNo of lieideut John M. Itonch, of the Consolidated and I'nlou Traction Companies, was realized Tuesday when the conductors and mo toimcii were given a Christum dinner. A number of ImprovNid table were placed In the olllee of the different car b.iilis, at which the men satiated their appetites after long trips In the cold. Klght thous.'ind men weie given the dinners In the fourteen barns of the traction companies between the hours of I) a. m. and - o'clock In the morn ing. In ninny of the barns holly and ever green decorated the bare olllee wall, and gave an appearance of comfort to the place. The scheme, which I the Hist In the history of street railways or Chicago, was a success In every way, and the traction company olllclals are pleased with tho fruit of their woik. All day Tuesday scores of bluecouted men waited for the thiee waiters that were furnished to each barn, to bo served with turkey and cranberry sauce, hot coffee, sandwiches, ph. nnd other Christmas delicacies. &H ANNA'S SHIP SUBSIDY BILL, If It goes through Congress and be comes a laws the ship subsidy bill will prove to be the deadliest blight to pub lic men's careers the country has known since the Infamous "salary grab." Senators anil Ilepreentntles who have any amblilon to continue lu the services of the nation, to say noth ing of rising lu It, should take warning lu time. WE MUSICAL LEADER. Chicago has a tlfst-class musical pa per at last. The Musical Leader, edited by Mrs. Florence Fficnch, made Its Hist appearance Dec. It) and In every way Is a etedltablo publication. It N brimful of news of Interest and value to the music-loving world. Handsome ami tasty in appearance, sparkling In Its comments ami backed by u Hue ad vertising patronage, the Musical Lead er gives great promise for the future ami Is certainly a success fioin the stmt. EAGLETS. Cnndldntes for the olllee of County Architect aver that It. Hruee Watson should not hold the two positions ho Is now lu possession of, those of Supervis ing State Achltect ami also the fat county Job. For tho position of County Attorney for Cook County there are many active aspirants. Among those talked of for the place are Fail In II. Hall, Kin Wash ington street; Thomas II, Cannon, Chi cago Stock Exchange Hiilldlug: llogcr Sherman; Fred A. Hangs, rrcsldeiit of the Hamilton Club; W. 'I'. Underwood, and Col. K. It. Hllss, who held tho posi tion once before. "Shnggy" Sabnth must go. Kven po lice courts must be kept out of the cari cature. Hue. Twentieth Ward Itepubllcaiis will make no mistake in sending John 11, Ilartwlck back to the City Council. "Shnggy" Sabath has not yet turned State's evidence. William Holdeiiweck Is putting up a good light for the Itcpuhllcan nomina tion for Mayor. lion, (icorgo Diiddlestotv will be re elected to tho City Council by an In creased majority. A search with a microscope could not Hud u following of West Side Demo erats lu favor of "Shaggy" Sabath for police magistrate. Harvey L. Thompson will probably be appointed a member of the Hoard of West I 'ark Commissioners, Man.v Wcst-Shlcr-. want Wm. J. Mox ley to run for Major of Chicago, City Clerk Loonier Is said to favor "Shaggy" Sab.ith for Mayor, himself for treasurer and lid, U. Fllehmann for City Attorney. Hon. John S. Miller would make a good Mayor, Ilulldlng Commissioner McAndrews Is nt Hot Springs, Ark, If you want to htrlng n banner across nny street, Just apply nt tho City Clerk's olllee. They will tell you there where to tnko the coin. I'robnto .Tudgo Charles s. Cutting evidently Intends to carry out tho law while on the Probate Hench, Instead of "being governed by past procedontM," as established by an acting 1'robato Judge by the name of ltatteii. After a most enjoyable vacation Ciilef of 1'ollco Klptoy has returned to Chicago. Many an Alderman wakes up to Hnd that ho Is given n authority In the Council proceedings for "pet mils" ho never heard of. Colonel Henry S. Dlclilch. the new I'tesldeiit of the Chicago Ileal Ksmto Hoard, has been prominently Idciitltled with the board for many years. utt was born at Detroit, Mich., In IS 1 1, and came to Chicago In IS.1. In 1MU he enlisted In the llrt company organ 1ed In Illinois to take putt In the Civil War. lie Is prominent In (!rand Army and military elides. In polities he has always been a llepubllcan. Ills resi dence Is at IMl" Oakciiwald avenue. Calllstus S. l.nnls, the new Secre tary of the board, Is a native of Chi cago, and was born lu 1MI-". At one time he was an active member of Com pany F of the Illinois National Cttard, in which he served as Second Lieuten ant, lu politics ho Is a Dcmociat. Uv lives at lniO Fanvcll avenue. The "permit" buliie-s In the City Clcik's olllee has brought uncalled-for blame ou the lest of the city iilinlli Ntratlou. w. II. Iiahlwln, ror several years acting Secretary of the Itepiibllcnii County Committee, Is talked of favor ably as tho llepubllcan candidate for City Clerk next spring. Mr. Haldwln has been with the committee for six yeais, and bus probably u larger ac quaintance among local politicians than any other man lu town. Many of the so-called permits printed In the Council proceedings for banners, signs, street obstructions, bay windows, etc., etc.. are said to have never been lutiodiiccd In the City Council at all. In fact. It Is said to be "not necosary." Joseph I. Junk Is wanted for Super visor by Town of Lake Democrat. Mr. Junk has not yet consented to rim. Inspector Nicholas Hunt has made a most enviable record as a police olllclal. He has the iepeet of tho whole com munity. Mr. James Hciibeii Hallcy Van Cleave announce that ho wants to he State Trcasuicr two years hence, and of course the expression of Mr. Van Weave's wish Is equivalent to a com mand. Hut how about, tho Interreg num? Can It he possible that Mr. Van Cleave contemplates depriving the pub lic of his services during the two years Intervening'.' The thing Is simply Im possible. A public pay roll without the honored mime of James lleiihen Hallcy figuring thereon would be rejected by Hie auditing olllccr as fraudulent Ipso facto. Mr. Van Cleave will have to nc cept some otllclal sinecure with n suit able salary, of course lu older that the public machinery shall not go to ever lasting smash. Chronicle. ' Members of fiovernorclect Yates' of llclal family came out Saturday night with a declaration for David 10. Shana hau for Speaker. This sent the stock of the Cook County candidate skyward, as It Is taken to mean that ho will be backed by the (iovernor-elect. While Judge Yates was silent on the matter his advisory friends, who openly avowed that they were for Shauahau, are supposed to rolled his views, ami their action Is taken as an evidence that Judge Yates will use Ills Intlttence to bring about the election of the Cook County man. This was the development of the day In political circles, and It did not come to the surface until most of the "down State" politicians who came lu for the regular Saturday gathering hnd left for their homes. The men who are close to tho tiovernor-cleet got together ill luncheon at the Annex, nnd It Is said that Judge Yates wns nlso present. In the parly were James Neville of Hlooiii lugtoti, .Tallies MeKlnney, chairman of the State Kxecutlvo Committee; An drew Itussel and A. L. French of Jack- sonvlllo mid Charles Tlnney of Virginia. They declare Hint they talked over the Speakership matter ns Individuals, mid Dually arrived nt the conclusion thtit Mr. Slinnaliaii was tho right man for the place nnd that they would lend him all the support In their power. "We had a meeting ns Indlvldunls," snld Mr. Neville, nfter tho conference. "After reviewing tho situation wo de cided that Mr. Shaiialian was entitled to the place. Cook County Is entitled to tho Speakership In our estimation. Mr. Shnunlian Is it clean and able can didate, and wo will do all in our power to further his election. Cook County has never been represented by a Hepub llcau Speaker, and as It hail no repre sentation on the' State ticket It Is no more than proper that her claims should be recognized lu this controversy." The gossip, bavo It that thl plum 1 to bo Mr. Shaualmn's rewind for services tendered ut tho IVorln convention. He wns the ilrs t Chicago man to deliver votes to Judge Yates when he delivered the Sixth Ward delegation to tho Cov ernor-elect. It Is said that tho night before the convention nomination Mr. Shauahau had a conference with Judge Yates, and that tho stampede which was cnriied to successful Issue tho next day was talked of at that mooting, Now tho story Is told that before the Governor-elect left for his vacation In tho West, .Tudgo Sherman called on him nnd nssured Mr. Yutes thnt ho wanted to bo friendly with his ndiulnlstratlon, nnd thnt ho would not mnko nny movo lu his tight for tho Speakership until tho Governor-elect returned from his mention. When Mr. Yntes enmo bnck ho found thnt Judge Sherman had been doing business dining his absence; thnt n committee wns rendy to wnlt upon him to press tho claims of tho present Speaker. This nctlon on tho part of Sherman, It is said, wns not to tho lik ing of tho Governor-elect, nnd did not represent tho kind of friendship for Ida administration ho was desirous of se , . ''T-'Vr-fk', ' 'iwmmmmjm1 tts J Ytlaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa& - $ TcT. $? tjr QlmWW MaMmmMBa&ESaV!$''mi 7Wim curing. Talk of the Governor's "ax" ami alt that sort of thing was to be hoard Saturday evening about the Great Northern. The friends of Mr. Shauahau were elated over the devel opments nnd hinted that tho Governor- elect hold up nil appointments until tho Cook County man was lauded lu the Speakership chair. As Mr. Shanahau Is known to have tho support of Con gressman Lorliner, the antl-Culloni fel lows are trying to get some consolation out of tho Speakership situation. They are taking tho move made by Judge Yates' cloe friends to mean that he may yet come out against the Senator. Governor-elect Yates came up from Spiinglleld In the morning and spent the day lu his rooms at the Annex re ceiving callers, lie declined to talk on the Senatorial or organization lights ami said that ho hail nothing to give out for publication. "I have done nothing today In which tho general public Is Interested," wns the wny he put It. Tho announcement by members of Governor-elect Yates' "kitchen cabi net" that they would support Repre sentative Shanahau fur Speaker has had a pronounced effect apparently on tho senatorial contest. The opinion Is now strong that Yates will use his lutluoiice against Senator Culloin ami that If opportunity presents ho himself will be tin aspirant for the tloga. This plan would not be displeasing to tho liieiids of Governor Tanner should events so shape themselves that tho Governor will be unable to make n winning light. Tho elevation of Yates to the seuatoi'ship would leave Lieu tenant Governor Nortlicott In command of state patronage ami Nortlicott Is a strong friend of Governor Tinnier. The Cullomltes are Inking exceptions to the reports that Governor-elect Yales Is backing Shamihau, although they admit that the Intimate political trleuds of tho Jacksonville man are avowed supporters of Mr. Shanahau. Tho Culloin adherents evidently have been counting ou the neutrality of Governor-elect Yates. It Is claimed by the Tanner men that Culloin never would have given the word to his friends in the next legislature tq support ex Judge .Sherman were ho not satlslled that these friends were primarily foe Shcrinau mid secondarily for Culloin. Sheriuaii being mi avowed supporter of Governor Taiiuer. Now that the tip has gone out that all filends of the In coming administration must support Shamihau the Culloin men an meeting the opposition of all cnndldntes for Jobs under the State administration who take the Shauahau tip aNo as a Tanner tip, Hepresentatlvo Shanahau being not only it Tanner man but backed by Congressman Loilnior, who Is the Gov ernor's most trusted lieutenant In the State. Tho Information that comes from Culloin sources seems to Indicate that tho declaration of Yates' friends have caused a great deal of anxiety lu federal circles. State and federal patronage constitute all the plo In tho gift of a senatorial candidate. Tho stnte pationage, It Is generally believed, will not bo used to aid Culloin mid tho Tanner men are using throughout tho Slate with much effect tho argument that Senator Culloin will not dare to discharge tho men who hnvo been hold ing olllee under him for ycni'3 lu order to mnko room for now promisees. "What Is thero lu It for you If you voto for Culloin?" Is tho Tanner argu ment, mid reports that como In from tho country ludlcnto thnt It Is nn ef fective one, Tho friends of tho Gov ernor nrguo that Senator Cullom cither has nothing to offer or Is willing to conccdo that ho Is willing to bo falso . jKMjrv ; " fJIO'ftgSK.i ' i " U V- ? ''yy':f"MM4& HON. MURRAY F. TULEY, Tho Greatly Respected Judge of the Circuit Court. to his friends who are now holding fed eral positions. Nearly every federal olllee holder lu the State is quoted as having worked persistently lu the Inter est of Senator Culloin for more than a year. In the list are United Stales marshals, attorneys, deputies, Inspect ois, postmasters, appraisers, revenue collectors, pension agents and census enumerators. And, although Senator Cullom Is supposed to have tho patron age of eleven congressional districts, "there Is u hat on every peg," to adopt the political parlance, and the place hunters are having' dlllteiilty lu per suading Ihemselvis Into the belief th.it there Is room for one more. Uluted Slates Marshals Ames mid Hitch mid United Slates District Attor neys J. Utls lltimphiey mid Sol II. Hethea were the active campaign man agers of Congressman Heeves when he was a candidate for the llepubllcan gubernatorial nomination mid now they mo working day and night for Senator Cullom, as also Is Charles Linn, super intendent of rural deliveries. The ordi nary place hunter declines to believe that Senator Cullom will "throw" the men who, like Ames, Hitch, Hethea, Humphrey and Linn, have devoted much of their time to the dliectlou of Cullom's campaign. In this connection n statement given out by Governor Tanner nearly u year ago mid printed widely over the State will bo of Interest: "In his carver of forty years' olllee holding he (Senator Cullom) has cheat ed and deceived somewhere along the Hue almost every Republican who has befriended him. Ho Is known from one end of the State to the other ns n wire puller mid u "foxy" trader, always standing ready to trade oil' his friends for personal success. He has never been true to any principle. I have nev or known him to keep faith when It was to his personal or political Interest to violate it. "UN stock in trade In his attempt to go back to the Senate Is that ho Is hon est mid poor and ho offers as a reason therefor that he has served lu public olllee forty years and that he had op portunities to steal nil along the lino and that he never availed himself of such opportunities, "In other words, he Is pleading tho pauper act. He claims that ho was a rich man when he went Into politics ami that he has spent all his money for the people lu his political service. The truth Is, l never have known of his making a political contribution, either to the Slate, county or city. He has al ways been a burden to his friends. He has been a Huauchil and political tramp for n gicat many years. I am Informed that his mime has not appeared on the tax books lu Illinois for ten or twelve yeais. Yet at the same time lu the last twenty-tour years ns Governor and Senator he has drawn from tho Union and nation In salaries lu the aggregate jfrJU.fluo." It now seems certain that tho dirty linen of the Kcpuhllcnu party accumu lated In n quarter of n century will be washed on tho threshold of tho new century, nnd tho fact thnt Governor Tanner and Senator Cullom nro past masters In political Intriguing assures a light well worth tho price of admls slou, It Is uotowoithy thnt in his ar raignment of Scuntor Cullom a year ago Governor Tanner suggests tho names of Congressmen Camion, Hop kins and Hltt as "lenders of ability," any ono of whom might succeed Scun tor Cullom. Tho suggestion Is pre faced, however, by tho clnuso: "If we cnunot got a soldier to succeed Senator Cullom." Among tho soldlcr-cltlzen candidates whom Governor Tanner suggested were Gen. John I, Rlnakcr, -' - ?w;y' J 1 . 'c !., ;" $ afa.iari.sjf.1. I'.-t- Judge J. W. Wilkin, Col. A. C. Mathews, Col. Hensoii Wood, Col. B. F. Marsh, Col. A'espaslan Warner nnd Col. Hciijamlu Funk. Under certain clrcumstnnces stipu lated by lilin, F. K. Coyne of tho Twelfth Ward would become n candi date for Mayor subject to the netion of the Kepiibllcnn city convention. Ho recently gave out n statement explana tory of his position. After calling nttcntlon to tho action of two primary district meetings re cently held In his ward adopting reso lutions Indorsing him mid urging that he enter the race, Mr. Coyne says: "I then made this statement: If I could be convinced thnt tho expressions heard around my Immediate neighbor hood mid In the twelve or llftccn elec tion precincts surrounding my homo were- any rellectlou of the sentiments throughout tho ward, nnd I continued to recelvo nssurauco of support from other parts of the city, 1 might be come a candidate with this under standing: "That I would not bo the enmllilnln of any faction or n candidate for tho purpose of delivering delegates for or against any other cnudldnto who might be lu tho Held. Neither would I hcsl tnto because of tho opposition of any faction were I once convinced that the sentiments of the peoplo were behind me." A friend of Senator Mason, who re turned from Washington two days ago. Is authority for tho statement thnt ho not only expects to bo his own succes sor In llKKl, but that ho Is already an avowed candidate. Kven tho unoffending dressmaker's dummy litis fallen under tho ban of tho tcformer, and may possibly give plnco to models with normal waists. Oddly enough, tho most uotnblo exponent of tight lacing lu this century wns not a woman, but Nicholas I, of Russia. To nttaln thnt military stylo which ho deemed essentlnl, ho laced so tightly that he often fainted when unglrthlng for sleep. While tho Amerlcnu rejoices that the bedpost corset-girl is out of fashion, ho cannot help wishing thnt the present Nicholas had followed the example of his ancestor lu pinching his own waist, rather than lu squeezing the breath of life out of Finland. Just why so many good men and wo men who have been the means of load lug tho modern curriculum with so uiuiiv useless iIiIiil'h never thought of or umlerstook to Inject tho lost art of politeness Into modern school lite is' btrango and hard to uudcrstiind. Thirty years ago children wero taught to bo polite in school nud out of It, mid when ono notes a gruy-hnlred mini arising lu u stieet ear to give his seat to u woman, while a great hulklug boy re mains seated, ho recalls tho early teach ings of long ago and Is thankful for them, A story from Pittsburg concerning a poultry grower who has succeeded In raising a breed of chlckcus with as bestos feathers and fireproof eggs tends to discredit tho statement that Joo Mulhntton lias retired fiom the Held, Possibly, however, the Pittsburg story may to one of Mr. Mulhntton's efforts which bare been delayed in publica tion. Let us hopo that Sir Arthur Sullivan, who died recently, may In somo bright er vnlo than this hear and recognise "The Lost Chord." 1 1 ,?v . - . j .wf.-rtyi.iv4.:fc'wk,4 f- y ; ,.