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'j ; iTv rt'i " ' "- V V'- -t n-rlJK-v' (Tljiraootaiiilr ...V VOLUME XXIV. THEIR CRY IS GRAFT ! Tllden Caives Select as Their Cam paign Chairman a Han Who Believes in Division. He Used to Share the Fees of the City Sealer's Office Under Cregier. He Recently Got a Big City Coal Con tract in the Name of Another, Because It Would Not Look Well to the Tilden Calves If He Didn't. Tln well-known coal mini who lms boon made Cliulmmti of the "Campaign Committee of the Tllilon League" Is a mail who believes In dividing. He believed In dividing to such an extent that ho divided the fees of the City Settlor's olllvu under the Cregier administration. That Ik, another man hnd the name of being City Sealer, while this eminent reformer, who did not appear on the surface, got half of the fees. This same reformer and Chairman of the' Campaign Committee of the Tll den Calfoeraey, got n big city coal con tract the other day In a very slick way. It would not have done for him to have bid for the contract In his own name. Oh, no! Thai would have frightened tho Calf oriiey Into tits and niiulu the lead ing grafters in tho society very Jealous. So what did the Chairman of tho Ciill'oeraey Committee doV lie Just procured tho services of a West Side Democratic Committeeman and hud him mnke tho bid In his own name. lie did so and got the contract. All the West Side Committeeman hud to do after getting tho contract was to turn It over to the Tllden Leaguer. This gave tho Tllden I.eaguer a chance to yell, more loudly than ever, that all contracts at the City Hall are procured by unfair means. Chapter second has been added to the history of tho so-called Tllden Democ racy, and It Is an luteiestlng ono truly. The L.xecutivo Committee of this precious orpinl.ntlon has been an nounced, and Its membership only helps to prove the character of tho move ment; and the objects and alms of tho men' back of It. The Tllden Democracy Is a roost and 41 refuge for every scalawag, back num ber and renegade of the Democratic party of Cook County. It K also the abiding place of tho choicest of the boodle gang who have devoured out of the public lluaiiccs of Chicago and Cook County during the past eight or ten years. Upon the roster of this Kxecutlvo Committee can bo found men wh. rep resent the Contractors' draft Associa tion which has fattened for years on drainage canal finances anil other pub lic plunder, through which they have enriched themselves at the expense of tint taxpayers. Upon the Kxecutlvo Committee of the Tllden Democracy can bo found repre sentative of the men who have eaten up thirty-llvo millions of dollars of tho people's money building a drainage ditch that doeR not drain, and who are responsible to-day for tho dally bulle tins fro;u tho health department warn ing the public against using the city's water supply. There are representatives, too, of the Avorst boodllng schemes that ever dis graced tho city of Chicago, including the notorious Drulungo deal, tho his tory of which makes decent people hold their uue Among this precious gang are to be found certain otllclnls who, while possessing no Intrinsic political strength of their own, are supposed to represent certain other otllclnls and Democratic leaders who nre men of strength In tho party and can deliver tho goods. Theselatter, however, had better look to themselves. They should not forget that no politician has ever yet proven himself greater than his party, and that tho strongest leader loses ground from tho luptnent ho attempts to play false with his regular party organization and attempts to set himself up In opposl tlon to It. .lodging from the make-up of the committee, however, It Is evident that, with one or two exceptions, It Is com posed of soreheads and liiconsequoii tlnls. The regular Democratic organization of this city and county has little to fear from the Tllden Democracy. Tho party was never better organized In Its history than at present. Itobert K. Iturkc, the greatest and most capable leader the Democracy of Cook County has ever had, has It well In control, and In every ward and pre cinct has under his command able, faithful leaders, who know when, where and how to net, and who know that eternal vigilance Is the price of victory. Upon his banners the sunlight of suc cess Is still streaming, and will con tinue to shine, no matter what clouds may be raised upon the political hori zon by renegades, dupes, tricksters and petty conspirators. These latter need not think that be cause their names do not tlgure promi nently In tho organization of the little cabal known as the Tllden Democracy that the public does not know who they are. Everybody knows who "IMdlo" Xnvnk represents, and most people acquainted with Democratic politico will give a shrewd guess as to who Coroner Traeger stands for. And so It goes all along the Hue. These men might as well bear the brand of their bosses on their fore heads, and tho very names of these bosses are sulllcleut to overwhelm In disgrace all tho Tllden Democracies or any other organization of tho kind that could bo established from now until doomsday. Most of them havo been cast nut of tho regular organization for Its own good, and when the proper time arrives the balance of tho traitorous gang will be relegated to outer darkness where they belong. The persecution of Cupt. Luke Col leran, or, rather, the attempted Intimi dation of that olliclal, Is still In process of execution, but the scheme Is falling Hat. It has practically dropped to tho ground of Its own weight, and In a day or two nothing moro will bo heard of It. , The Hue Italian hand of a former Democratic leader, but one who, be coming recreant to his party in its hour of need has been discarded In contempt, can bo seen In the effort to besmirch Cnllcrnu. It Is not so much to ruin or destroy Colleran as It Is to undermluo the ad ministration of Mayor Harrison and to weaken public eonlldenco In him that this particular effort Is now being made by tho arch grafter and schemer and his co-couspIratoi-H. And yet, strangely onough, porsons who havo been and nro bonellclnvlos of the Carter Harrison administration nro permitting themselves to bo used as tools In furthering this infernal con spiracy. If the public can bo uwnkoned, and it will l)o If plain facts plainly stated can do It, to tho true Inwnrdnofes of the damnable attack upon Capt. Colleran it would blast tho men who nro back of It and all who havo hand, act or part lu It. It Is indeed a sad commentary upon tho mothods of latter day political lead ers that In onlor to strike at a party rival men will so utterly without con- OHICAGO, SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1901. science or Instinct of manhood as to try to do It by attempting to destroy the reputation of others. Not only that, but to even upet nud demoralize one of the most important branches of the public service. Tho Kagle knows and can name the men who are engaged In this scoundrel ly piece of work, It will name them If necessary when the right time comes. They nre men whoso names are synonyms for graft nud for public nud private corruption. They nre men who have held public olllee in this city and who, lu doing so, have brought disgrace upon the party which they misrepresented. They nre men who have fattened anil grown rich and opulent upon the fruits of public plunder and tho proceeds of olllco prostituted to the ends of mer cenary greed ami prlvato gain. This precious gang, who have been tho recipients of the favors ami honors of the Democratic party, basely be trayed It for a mess of pottage at a crucial period of Its history, and who, having helped to drag It down In dis grace, now have tho supremo audacity to attempt to regain control of it once again. This they are evidently trying to accomplish by throwing nil the mud possible upon tho administration of the real leader of tho Democracy of the West, and the only man titled by train ing, by nature, and by his record us a fearless, aggressive and capable man to carry the Democratic banner to suc cess at all times and upon all occa sionsthe Hon. Carter II, Harrison, The precious plot of tho Ingrates, bucked up by the little coterie of con temptible boodlers who at present bur row In the City Hall, will miscarry. Capt. Colleran Is not built of tho ma terial that can bu either bluffed or In timidated. His record as a public otllclal will stand tho searchlight of Investigation, and that Is moro than can be said of tho schemers who nro trying to strike It. K. Ilurke nnd Carter II. Harrison over tho shoulders of Colleran. The ridiculous and laughable charges by which It Is sought to put dlsgrme upon Colleran only go to show the fact that tho man's record Is unassailable, while at tho same tlmo disclosing the animus of those who are behind the scenes and guiding tho attack. If any real malfeasance or miscon duct In olllco could bo traced to Col leran's door It would bo done and done to the bitter cud, but hero after a num ber of years at tho head of an olllco thnt lu other years and under other administrations was notoriously a very cesspool of corruption, tho only charge that can bo trumped up ngahist Capt. Colleran Is somo wretched rubbish nbout ten dollars' worth of mileage, The peoplo of Chicago nro not to bo misled nnd they will not bo fooled by n tremendous howl nnd a great outcry nnd clatter with nolther specific chorgo nor oven probublo fouudatlou, "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINQ& NEUTRAL MR. HEATON OWSLEY, Strongly Talked Of for Congress In the North Side District, Capt. Colleran Is surrounded lu the olllco of which he Is the head by a gang of the lowest liars and petty thieves In Chicago. The detective department under Col leran has been elllcleut and has been wonderfully Improved both In person nel nud In tho quality of Its work, but there remains lu Its ranks n few of the reptiles of other days, whoso perform ances made of the Chicago city depart ment something t lilt t respectable citi zens shuddered at the mention of. The slimy creatures are the personal enemies of Capt. Colleran. They have been held down by the Iron hand of the commander for some years past, but they are crawling from their hiding places now, and lu the hissing whispers of corruption against Colleran can be heard the echoes of their hate. The con men, thieves and fences for stolen goods of the detective depart ment nre now lu high glee because they believe tho hour for the destruc tion of Colleran and the decent element of the bureau Is at hand. They are working lu collusion with the men on the oulshlo who are after bigger game. They are also working hand lu hand with the "drafters' Association" of the City Hall. The thieves and thugs of the bureau nre moving heaven and earth to tlnd scandals lu connection with Colleran, and they havo been un able to unearth anything that the pub lic considers worthy of notice thus far. They havo told all they know against Captain Colleran, nud to his credit It may bo said that It nil amounts to noth ing. Tho head of tho detective bureau will go soionely along his way attending to his business, and ho will be maintained nud supported lu It by the city admin istration, of which he has for so long proven himself a worthy and n capable part. Meanwhile the clique, the political cabal that Is now so Industriously en gaged In making use of the whole Inci dent to weaken the eonlldenco of tho public lu Mayor Harrison will fall most miserably. They have shot their bolt too soon, ami the public, will have ample oppor tunity to fully learn of and thorough ly understand their gamo lu tlmo to defeat it. It will bo tho duty and tho pleasuro of The Chicago Kagle to Inform tho peoplo of this city of every dotull of this Infernal plot nnd to glvo facts, names and circumstances when tho right tlmo comes. In tho meantime, the Hoard of Civil Servlco Commissioners, not bolng on trial themselves, will mako tho police examination as spectacular as possible, Chicago has too urany small parks. Thoso already established nro nil fail ures and aro simply rallying plnccs for tough gangs of youngsters and breed- IN NONE." TWELVE PAGES. lug places for vice. They are a positive Injury to any neighborhood lu which they nre established, rendering them uninhabitable from tho nolc nnd dan gerous froui'thu young rowdies they at tract. If the city has any cash to spare on parks, let It give that money to the great parks, which are orderly and well policed. Mr. Charles W. rotors, the able and courteous chief clerk under Sheriff Ma gerstadt, Is said to bo slated for the Kcpuhltcnu nomination for Sheriff. The small parks.ilke nil other emana tions from our out-ou-uall reformers, are a failure. A gieat crowd will greet William J. Itryan at Suuiiyslde Park Sept. 1-1, where he speaks at the picnic of the Carter II. Harrison League. The police Investigation Is it cheap alfiilr. It Is caused by the envy ami whisperings of disappointed politicians and grafting ex-policemen. How long will tho notorious La Monte be able to hang on to his Job in .ludgo Tuthlll's court V Mayor Harrison ought to put n more popular man in place of l'riudlvllle at the Armory police court. One of tho funniest things on the tapis Is the Joke about making n Judge out of .1. IC. l'riudlvllle, J. V. Justice John ltlclmrdsou will makcwt good Congressman. He Is a man of ability and sense. A 'The new garbage ordinance should bo enforced fairly and honestly. It is an outrage on decency to make some of the peoplo obey the law and then to permit others to violate It. How many moro lives will have to bo snorlllced to tho greed of tho street and steam railroads befoie tho City Coun cil makes up Its mind to put an end once and forever to tho horrible net work of grade crossings that dlstlguro our city nnd nnntmlly murder bcores of our citizens? Tho millionaire tax dodgers aro still crowding tho olllco of tho Hoard of lto view protesting ngnlnst their taxes nnd weeping over their nllegcd poverty, It Is ouo of the sights that mako ono hnlf ashamed of his city and Indeed of his kind. To do the members of tho board justice, however, It con bo said that thoso sniveling hypocrites and per jurers get small comfort for their pains. VERY VEALY ADVICE. The Poor Tilden Calves Are Told by the Single Term West Side Congressman To Floor Their Party If They Can and to Watch All Democratic Employes. if Any of the Men Whom the Demo cratic Voters Have Given Jobs To Should Aid Their Party in Any Way, Charges Are to Be Preferred Against Them. Congressman Venly and the rest of the leaders of tho Tilden Calfoeraey have Issued a detl and n mandate which outblnats anything lu the calf lino we have ever heard of. This mandate notllles the men who hold jobs lu the City Hall by the grace of the Democratic voters of Chicago that If they help tho party lu nny way they are liable to be prosecuted. If they buy tickets to n Democratic picnic, If they pay dues to a Democratic so ciety, If they Join a Democratic organiza tion; If they help the party which put them lu olllee; They are to be prosecuted, persecuted nnd placed under the ban of the "Tllden League," as the Calfoeraey calls Itself. Congressman Venly forgets that ho himself was elected to otlleo by Democratic votes, and Is most likely to be even more forgetful of this fact In the future, when the people forget him. Some of the policemen sent around by the Superintendent of Streets have been very particular to see that some of the people complied with the new gar bage ordinance. Some of the other peo ple hnve been permitted to deposit their garbage lu wooden receptacles, and collection from these Is made regularly lu delhinco of tho law. This won't do, Mr. Doherty! The Chicago Tribune has been doing a good work lu encouraging the main tenance of house gardens throughout tho city. Hut wo have to read the llrst word of protest lu that newspaper against tho destruction of valuable trees all over Chicago by the vandals who string overhead cleetrlc-llght wires. The playing of favorites in the en forcement of tho garbage otdlnunco Is likely to hurt the city administration, Mr. Doherty 1 The prosecution of the olllclals of the Ice Trust should bo rigidly conducted by tho State olllclals. livery city In the country Is setting out trees except Chicago. In this city the destruction of shade trees Is an every-day occurrence. Linemen In the eleetrlc-llght department destroyed over il.OOO Hue trees In Chicago last year wlthniout a word of protest from the dally press. r.verywhero that nn electric light lino Is planted tho trees on the street are cut down by tho llnomen. This should be stopped. Wo notice that Mllllounlro Leo Fox only scheduled $2B,000 worth of per sonal pioperty. How Is this, gentle men of the Hoard of ItovlowV "Joe" Lister, tho glue millionaire, who owns both sides of Listen avenue for over n block north of Fullortoii avenue, Is scheduled nt $ 12,000 lu per sonal property, Where nro the He viewers V While tho shade trees lu our streets nro diminishing, other cities nro paying constantly growing attention to arbori culture. Forlnstnneo, no fewer than 80, 000 shade trees nro making a thrifty growth lu Washington, Tho work has NUMBER 620. been done systematically, and the trees are carefully protected. Much of the beauty of the United States capltat Is duo to this feature. Paris spends $00, 000 a year lu caring for shade trees nud setting out new ones, nnd the expendi ture Is universally approved by citi zens. Ono public-spirited society lit New York planted 4,000 shnde trees last year. William J. llrynii ut Stiunyslde P.irlc Sept. 11. Tho Ice Trust gang should bo punish ed to the full extent of tho law. The Consumers' Company, too! Well, well! The sanctimonious puritans! One thing the police Investigation will bring out: the number of traitor and Informers In the public employ. The mill; wagon nuisance Is becom ing unendurable. These wagons should not be permitted to start on their do livery tours until B o'clock lu the morn ing. Hy the way, how many milk wagoni deliver puro milk? The milk wagon nuisance should bo stopped. It Is tho custom In Chicago (but lu no other city lu the land) for the milk wagons to start on their de livery rounds nt 2:110 o'clock lu tlm morning. Milk wagons as n rule nro rickety vehicles, nud when they nro. Idled with tin cans, they are about us imhy as can bo Imagined. The reside Is that they wake the healthy people and torment the sick of Chicago at n tlmo of night when peoplo should bo guaruteed some rest. No wonder that peoplo who can afford to, move out of Chicago! Tho peoplo who aro obliged to live here, havo only themselves to blame, becnuso It Is they ami no ono else who are responsible for sending a lot of dolts and mutton heads to tho City Council. The alleged Chicago Health Dopirt incut should be abolished. It Is u fraud, Our alleged Health Department, which swells the hopes of our Drainage fiang by declaring that the lake water Is lit to drink one minute and the ue.t minute comes out through Its acting commissioner nnd says "the lake water causes typhoid fever" should receive the attention of the flrund Jury. Tho Chicago Health Department en forces no laws and I an Imposition on tho public. Typhoid fever Is epidemic lu Chicago. Flush tho sowers! The noting Commissioner of He.llth says that It Is "only the small guerrilla dealers who sell Impure Ice." How H It that thoolllceis of tho Knickerbocker Ice Company aro being prosecuted by. tlioKtate, then? Stato Senator William U. Hlloy Is not making tho record that his friend thought he would mnke. Peoplo nro surprised at hlii), to say the letiit. Flush tho sewers : t,3 kl.!ftaftl,.' CM r. frj-tr'.-w.' 'V ff fr r?Vrq'' fi-