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4 Independent Newspaper, Fearless
and Truthful.
INKY F. DONOVAN, Editor sad Proprietor.
ImHUMI Ccratr W'Ublcston St and 5th At.
(Batr4 t tb pcstofllc. Chicago, Illlnol,
m i4-cltii mll nuttier.)
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-
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
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.
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
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
"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.'"
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.
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.
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
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
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
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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
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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
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,
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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
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
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."
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