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"INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL IN NONE. i VOLUME XXV. NEW POLITICAL DEAL The County Democracy Will Soon Enter the Chicago Arena and Hake Itself Felt. This Fine Organization Will Not Exist Hereafter Purely for Purposes of Dress Parade. It Will Go Out Into the Wards and Organize the Citizens Into Clubs. Composed as It Is, of Over Twelve Hun dred Veteran Political Leaders and Warriors, It Cannot Fail to Change the Existing State of Affairs for the Better. d-M'ho Cook County Democracy, famed it snug mill story, ami noted nil over Im I'nltod States iih tln llticst march , . cluli In the world, iih well us one of the1 most vnluiililo campaign auxiliaries tlu Democratic pni'ty has ever lmd, has nt Inst decided to enter Hlltlcs actively mi Its own liook. It does so under auspicious clivuiu Htuuees, mill tile Chicago F.nglo wishes It success. Hitherto tho Cook County Democracy Ims modestly eoiileiited Itself with aid ing h.v thif work of Its ludlvliltinl inein hers, Its splendid parades, mid Its gen eral vnto-getllllg lllld hustling tnetles, In the election of the party tlckots untlouiil, State mid local. It now proposes to have something to say Ju the naming of tickets Itself, mid In the doing of this It will not over look tin1 Interests of Its uifiiiliei's, Its friends mid well-wishers. Them Is no reason why the groat marching dull should not meet with the most distinguished success In Its new departure. The County Dnunerncy now 1ms over I, it mi uiciuliers. They are best men In the Democratic army; they are men of lutliieiice, each In Ids own sphere and locality, anil it Is now the purpose of these men to utilize their lullueiice In a systematic manner, and In connection with the organization as a whole. It Is the purpose of the County lie inocracy, after Its return from Its Southern pleasure trip, to spread Itself throughout the wards, to establish ward branches, and through these brunches, but working In harnioiiy with the main body of the club, to take an Inteicst In ward, legislative, emigres, sloual, county mid city politics. Tills Is news tlmt will be extiemely Interesting to all Democrats throughout the country on accoimt of the national reputation of the famous uuirchliig club, but particularly will bo of Inter est In the local Democratic Held, be cause of the fact that with Its appear unco as an active working political or ganization, it will in future have to be icckoiicd with as a potent factor In Democratic party affairs.' It Is certain that out of Us member ship of l.'jiMi at least three hundred can lie elected at any Hum as delegates to a county or city convent Ion, and when It becomes properly organized, with branches In every ward. It will urn iloubteilly cut a wide swath III Cook County ami Chicago. In moro ways than one the Cook County Democracy is at present In a coiuiimuillug pi.sltlnn. A very striking case In ptilnt Is to be found Ju the fact that .lohu Powers. Who Is at the head of the Tllileu De mocriiey, Is the President of the organ. lutl mil llobert K. Hurke, who la Secretary mul leader of tho regular Democratic organization, Is also Secro tary of the. County Democracy and one of Its most powerful members. On thin account, too, wise men In tho ranks of tho party claim to see In the Cook County Democracy a powerful lactor for harmony In tho coining cum palgn. In discussing this plmso of the sllua' tlnn for Tho Kngle, one of these men had this to say: "Possessing iih it does In Its inenii bershlp thu most powerful men In tlm warring factions as well as In tho reg ular organization, embracing n Its rou ter does men who have been cold or lukewarm toward each other ever since the bitter days of ,1N!M, mid e iprls- lug, us It has or late, the men of means, of standing mul of reputation who have always stood by the parly mul fur nished the sinews of war. the Cook County Democracy Is In n splendid po sition to draw thu Hues of harmony so strong mul so dose that the party by next fall will be so thoroughly woven together In the common cause of good government mid party success that It will be Invincible. The desire to Hud some met hod or means whereby the entire Democratic party could be solldllled has loin; oc. cupled the minds of the best men In It. There Is no gainsaying the fact that the Democrats of Cook County will have the best opportunity they have ever had of carrying Cook County next fall, and considering the Imnortance of the campaign mid the magnitude, of the ticket, this Is a true statement of tremendous slgultlcmice to the par ty. There Is no gainsaying the further fact that with such men and workers ns the so-called Tllden Democracy lighting the ticket from the outside the chances for parly success would be exceedingly slim, In fact, there would be no chance at nil, Now, through the spread of the County Democracy throughout the en tire city, full and thorough ward or ganization, a course of action can be mapped out whereby the campaign of next fall may be lifted out of the rut of factional warfare, and a solid front presented to the common enemy. It Is the belief of every thinking Democrat that the party cm win out next fall. In the last county election It carried part of the ticket through, ullliough It was a national election with Mi-Kin-ley at the head of the Itemibllcao tick. el. while we were handicapped with iirynn. Now the Iteptilille.iti party Is really In a worse condition than the Denm. cratlc. The dissatisfaction In that n.iwv mm dies down through the body of the voters, and Is not conllinil to' a little war for control among the umeiiin,. and parly leaders, ns Is the case with us. Therefore II Is, I say, that acting In the spirit of common Interest mul with a view to parly success, the Cook County Democracy can work wonders, and Its entry Into the Held of active politics will be hailed on all sides by good Democrats." The Ilrcud Trust must go, Why Is It that Corporation Counsel Walker never shows up In Court? Why Is tho Corporation Counsel hid den from the public! gaze so inudi? The KiirIo will go to tl.e bottom of this water meter deal mid don't you forget It. Millions for water inolers! The patrolmen lost their tight for In creased salaries. Tho only Insuruiouut- OHIO AGO, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1 902. Tho S able obstacle was the absence of funds to meet the demauil. Mayor llurrlsnii himself recognized the Justice of the men's claim mid did not veto it out right. Isn't It about time that the water meter scandals In the City Hall were thoroughly a I red V The water meter nike-olf Is the lat est. The wuter meter monopoly must go. Over lour million dollars In Judg ments against the city for 1H01 Is a pretty costly record for Corporation Counsel Walker. Corporation Counsel Walker's legal I.vlng-ln asylum should be abolished. Ily the way, did you ever seek mi In terview with the ('orpin nt Inn Counsel during business hours V It would be u good thing now If tlm Aldermen would follow the path of re trenchment by pruning down the enormous emoluments of the City Treasurer's and the Corporation Coun sel's departments. I'.lmer II. Headi, of the law llriu of tench llcach, Is one of the ablest lawyers at the Chicago bur. He Is be lug stiougly urged for a Judicial nomi nation and would make 11 splendid Judge. .Municipal ownership of rallioads. gas ami light plants means a cut In the city revenue of four millions per year, as the city pays no tuxes at nil. The result will be that the poor taxpnycrs of Chicago will have to make up the dellclt mid will have to pay the taxes now paid by street railroads, gas mul electric light plants. So much for municipal ownership! The lroiiioIs Club has elected the fol lowing olllcers for the ensuing year: President, Murray F. Tuley; Vice Pres idents (West Side), K. F. Dunne, C. J. Voplckn, L. W. Winchester; (North Side) S. S. (iregory, W. II. llaruu I. T. Hodtllo; (South Side) 13. It. Tolnuin, Morltz Ilosenthal, J. P. Mcdoorty; Un cording Secretary, Todd Luusfonl; Cor responding Secretary, Maxwell Kdgur; Treasurer, J. K. Prliidlvllle. Mr. Lodller Is so fond of the beauties of nature that some of his friends think that (i'ov. Yates ought to niiiko him a Lincoln Park Commissioner. Hubert Mather was elected President of the Union I.enguo Club at tho an nual election, Following Is tho full ticket chosen: President, Robert Math- MR. ROBERT MATHER, New F resident of the Union League Club. 1 "-" - . . er: First Vice President, A. A. McCor nilck; Second Vice President. W. .1. Llttlcjohn: Treasurer, 1). A. Moultoti; Secretary, Frank It. (irccne; Directors for three years. W. A. Uiirduer, Frank 11. Jones and J. (I. Stcever; Committee on Political Action for three years. Frank 11. Scott, Merrill Starr, Frank It. Tobey. Cum Drops (iuutlicr formally an nounced ut Inst .Sunday's meeting of the County Democracy that he wanted to be known as "(iuin Drops," but he said not u word about giving any of that interest money to the club. Utile Lord Fnuntleioy Palmer, the lisping dude who broke Into the City Council from the Twenty-fourth Ward through the good olllccs of the Tiiscii rora Club, made his maiden speech the other night, lie bltteily attacked city employes who wanted higher wages, One of the peculiar things abcuil the present Imperfect anil hi fact useless city law department Is the fact that the "Charlie-boy" at It- head Is never seen in court. It is said that Corporation Counsel Walker has never been In court since his appointment. It Is said that he has never tiled a case for the city since he was made head of Us legal 1lcp.11 uncut, and the fuel has been the stiblect of mi end of discussion among lawyers and politi cians. "It used not to be thus." they leiuark. "Corpotailoii Counsels John s. Miller, John A. (ireen. Fred S, Winston, Adolpli Kraus mid the other men who me- ceded .Mr. Walker In otlloo were not too big to go Into emu t mid battle for the city's legal rights. Sonic people say the "Charlie boy" Corporation Counsel I- Kept too busy concocting opinions to get the Civil Ser vice Commission out of legal snarls, or enabling it to oppress and bedevil city employes, to have any time for any thing else. Others say that Mr. Walker Is tim orous about placing Ills legal talents where they might be brought into com parison with those of his predecessors. "Charley" AVulker's record as Cor poration Counsel reads as follows: Cost of city law depavtineutH I" 1Sti7 yiO.'l.'.tX) cost or city law department In 1IHH Judgments against the city In IS! 17 187,'J.V) 1100,000 Judgments against the city In aiMii 4,190,000 This Is tho record of tho law depart month under the Walker ildinliilstra tlmt. When Mayor Swift retired the pay rolls of the djlforont law olllccs contained only 117 names. Including taw clerks, Investigators mul stenographer. tu luui tho employes of those olllccs - TWELVE PAGES. numbered 70 on the regular pay rolls, besides the attorneys specially em ployed mul the pay rolls of the special assessment department which contain the naiiies of live special attorneys uud live law clerks ami stenographers. The appropriation for 11)01 contained an Item of $!,.-io for the llureau of l.o en I Improvements. In Mayor Swift's time the work of this bureau was done In connect Ion with the Public Works Department ami the appropriations were not charged to the Law Depart ment. Since tlio Walker regime was lining mated the pay rolls mul legal evpeuso accounts or the three law departments show a steady Increase. In the last lour years the appropriations for the Corporation Counsel's otllce have been as follows: 1SD7. IN IS. Salaries Wil,r,m Sl'ii.Uki Legal expenses l.'.llilu l.'.IMHI ISO!). 1IMK). Salaries .s.t.i.iihi si.ynrn Legal expenses 'JO.llOO i.-.",tMM) The Tiiscarora Club, which controls the politics of the Twenty-fourth Wnnl, Is Insisting mi the nomination of Little Lom! Fnuiitlcroy Palmer for Congress. Little Lou! Fnuiitlcroy Palmer hits evidently no use for police or ilreuieu. Why doesn't l.oelller Join the Tiis carora Club mid represent his North Side district In Congress. Which district does Lodller repre sent, unywuyV There Is but one II reproof theater In the city, ami pel haps a pr.ictlc.il lest would prove It to be a llreproof oven. There will bo a holocaust In one of our Chicago theaters some day, am! this rotten city administration can be blamed for It. Mr. Lodller might make a good Al derman of the Tweiity-thlrd Ward. Some of the people are talking of him for tlm place. II. 11. Toft, the great ami enterprising engineer, will be.wnul doubt lie nomin ated by tho Itepubllcans for Alilermmi In the Fourteenth Wind. He Is 11 man of splendid business Mnudlng, of high reputation as n publle-inlnded dtl.en, ami would make an Invaluable addition to the City Council, Mr. Teft Is In the prime of life, being but -1:1 years old, 11 native of Illinois, mid a resident of tlm Fourteenth Ward for years. He Is mi honorary member of a number of labor unions, Including the Ktenmtltters' mul Hod Carriers', and has always shown decided sym pathy ami favor to organized labor of till kinds, IOEFFLEiTSJAPSES. Tbe Notorious City Clerk Throws Down His Friends with the Greatest Ease Imaginable. His Falls from Grace Are the Talk of the Political Set in Chicago. First, He Induces Men to Leave the Regular Organization to Its Sad Fate, And Second, He Deserts the Bolting Organ ization and Leaves His Dupes in the Lurch. Begging Piteously for Favors for Himself, He Denies the Same to His Friends. P0lltle.1l perlldy, sclllshncss and In consistency were never more thorough ly Illustrated than In the treatment of Itoger C. Sullivan by his frleiuN, "Wabbly Willie" and Tom Cialmii, lu Hie Democratic County Central Com mittee the other day. These two men barefacedly mid brazenly voted to deprive Mr. Sullivan of all his political rights In his own ward and thereby deprive him of the power which he has wielded so long and so well In that elMrlcl. Lodller mid Ctihan voted with tlm rest to throw out the Sullivan lists of Judges and clerks In the Fourteenth Ward, although they well knew that that gentleman and his friends repre sent seven-eighths of the working Democrats of the ward. And yet It Is only a few days since "Wabbly Willie" and his fellow pollt leal chameleon Cuban were snugly and closely tucked into the same political bed with this same Itoger C. Sullivan. "Wabbly Willie" wanted to destroy the power of Hubert 12. Ilurke then. He hadn't sutlicletil strength In the regular party organisation to make an impression upon Pinko's armor, and he Immediately craved admission Into the powerful machine built up by Itoger C. Sullivan, .lohii P. Hopkins uud others who were out lighting lu the open lu a mistaken but nevertheless manly way for what they considered their rights. Lodller was admitted uud was a rampant participator at once In all the doings of the Tlldenlles, Including the loriuatloii of the bolting county cen tral committee. Thoiiias Cuban's course was some what similar, ecept for the fact that liiihnn apparently had more cause for his conduct. Put (iuhau was elevated to the chair manship of the bolting committee, uud both liahaii mid Loetller became the closest kind of friends, advisers and political bedfellows of Itoger C. Sulli van. Hut Itmke commenced a series of tactics that won nil along tho line, mid no sooner was this the case than the "Wabblei-s" at once commenced a ret rograde movement. They deserted tho camp of Sullivan and his friends mid sneaked luck again to the regular fold. Hack mul forth they wabbled from one side to tho other for weeks, mul Dually 110 man could tell which side of the light they were on. It was the most contemptible exhibi tion of tline-servlng, s.ill-trlininlng vac Illation uud political cowardice ever seen lu this county of Cool;. Finally llurke's triumph was at last assured, and then what happened? "Wabbly Willie" and Thomas (laliiin, onee more securely anchored on the in wldo of the regular and triumphant party organization, cold bloodedly mid deliberately voted for tho political ex tinction of their erstwhile political friend, guldo and ally Itoger V. Sul livan. Is this political treachery? Is this political reere.iucy? Is there any more reason now why the "Wuhbler" and his friend should consider Itoger O. Sullivan unworthy of recognition from his party than when they Hocked over to his bauuer NUMBER 613. 11 few weeks ago mid proclaimed hlui a leader? 'i'JJU!L.urilliiai-.v iioncst. .coiils.teut politician this N the most amazing II lustration of barefaced political treach ery on record. It N simply astounding. Hut It Is In the ease of "Wabbly Wll lie" that the most striking Illustration of picturesque, ground and lofty tum bling lu polities Is to be found. He has thrown back and forward somersaults that have carried him on to Ixith sides mid on top of every fence lu sight. lie has swung mi the political trapeze until his position In the local menu resembled that of Mohammed's cotllu suspended between earth mul heaven. He has voted against Sullivan mid threatened the Mayor as a member of the bolting Tllden County Central Committee; ho has deserted that or ganization two or three times mid scampered over to "speak, vote ami act" as a member of tho regular organ- Izatlon; ho has voted as a member of the State Central Committee) to extin guish Mayor Harrison as a factor lu the Democratic parly; and dually ho has voted as a member of the regular county organization to destroy linger C. Sullivan's political standing mul prestige. All this, too, mark you, In the name of harmony. And lu this connection It Is but truth to say that the shameful treatment of Mr. SulllMin will hardly tend toward that harmony which will bo so essen tial to patty success next fall. It makes It absolutely necessary, lu common self defense, for one of tho most luilueutlal uud capable Democrats lu Cook County to declare war upon ihopnriy organization, unless something Is done lu the Hue of fair play later on. This shows the hullowness of I.oelf ler's pretense that he was Impelled solely in diking this action by u desire to In lug about harmony lu the ranks of the Democratic party. I'lne harmony can be produced by denying to men of standing ami lutlii eiice like Itoger c. Sullivan their com moil lights us citizens. Mr. Sullivan Is the one manly mul square lighter lu the opposition to Mayor Harrison that has been develop ed in the ranks of the organization. He is also a man of line principles, one of his chief diuraclerlstlcs being his loyalty to his friends. It is to lie hoped that Mr. Sullivan will regain his rights when the mailer is dually thrashed out before the open ing of the upproaclilug fall campaign, Meanwhile Lodller mid Cuban must feci proud over the maimer In which they voted to down tho man who sacrl Heed his standing with the Mayor la help them out lu their schemes. Another illustration of the policy of absolute sdllshuess lu politics was fur nished last week by Lodller, tho Wab bly Willie, and (iuhau, the erstwhile Slock Yards boss. The occasion was the contest lu tho Democratic. County Central Committee! over the Judges mid clerks of election III 11 number of wnrds-nntubly those lu which Thomas (111111111 and William Lodller uro Interested. It Is hardly necessary at this tlnio to tell tho readers of Tho Chicago liuglej Ml.Vv A , , .. ...,.. "( if) 4c J' rMIA-i-fesS) . V !!'