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"INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE" VOLUME XXV11. CHICAGO, 8ATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, i 902. TWELVE PAGE8. NUMBER 681. WOEFUL WAIL FOR HELP Democratic Candidates and Advisory Campaign Managers Admit the CornNo Campaign Fnnds. Tearful Cry for Aid Sent Out, While Norn. ineet Are Told to "Come Down." Advisory Committee, as Predicted, Doei Noth ing Whatever to Raise "the Sinewa of War." Sad Contrast with Other Days When Practical Democrats Guided the Local Party Campaigns. In the Meantime Robert Prepares for the and By. A wall ha gone up from the usurp ing Democratic Campaign Committee. It I it wall for eiiHh. The "llk stocking" udvlHory commit tee, .which wn to have done Mich won dew In "Itnoticlng the campaign." Iihh done nothing, mid now nt the clone of the campaign the "managers" Hud themselves stranded. They have fallen back upon the old expedient of making tho poor candi date "conic down," and the candidates, of course, will do the bent they can, but undoubtedly, and. under the clreum stances, not unreasonably with a very poor grace. ' The few active, workew which the autl-llurke Hchemew and the City Hall cabal managed to Hcrapo together out of the political potpourri which they forced Into the management of the campaign are almost In despair. One of these. In reply to the complacent re mark of a very optimistic gentleman, who claimed the ncuiocratlc ticket would "win out, anyway," replied that "campulgiiH were not won any. way," adding that thin, any more than uuy other campaign, could not bo run on wind. This Is the pretty pass to which the Democratic end of the campaign has been brought by the City Hall Payroll Urlgade, and Its auxiliary, the four Hushing Kllk-stocklnged "advisory" committee. The wall for the coin has gone forth In the Hhape of an otllclal circular, In which the dire straits to which the Democratic campaign has been reduced Is lugubriously set forth and n pathetic cry for "llnanclal relief" is set up. Anil It was for this that Harrison and the City Hall Payroll Hrlgtido took the management of the campalgu out of the bauds of men like llobert K. Hurke, Thomas (laliiiu, John Powers, T. B. Itymi and other able and faithful Demo crat lu leaders. Meantime nothing whatever Is being done to awaken enthusiasm In the rank mid llle of tho party workers. They have been Ignored and allowed to lie on their oars, while the "silk stockings" mid City Hall Job holders Imvo been making tho hollowest kind of a hollow pretense of puttlug up a campaign. The real situation was very accurate ly voiced at tho last meeting of the County Democracy, an organization that until this fall always Idled the party campaigns with tiro and en thusiasm. At that meeting Michael C. McDonald, treasurer of ho or. gunlziitloii, accused the present cam paign "managers" of disloyalty to the party, basing his accusations upon the revelations they had made con cerning tho llnanclal situation of tho campalgu committee. These charges were made publicly and no attempt was made at mincing matters, either, President Powers and all tho vice presidents were absent when the meet lug was called to order by Secretary lturke. Less than forty members wero present. A. ,T, Tooleu was selected as temporary chairman. Then Treasurer McDonald entered the hall mid there wero calls for ft speech. "I do not know what yon nro discuss lug," he said, "but I suppose It Is tho slim attendance, There aro moro can didates ou the Democratic ticket who E. Burke Quietly "Sweet By arc members of the club than there aro members present at this meeting. "We have been Ignored. Wo offered our srvlccs to the campaign committee and no one hn seen Ut to accept them. Instead tho committee has culled lu holtcm nml men who were never Dem ocrat mid asked them for advice. There seems to be an antipathy to this organization at Democratic hendquar tcrs and In the City Hall. Hut don't let un forget there was a time when thin organization won victories. That wan the time bclorc wc had anyone lu the City Hall. The Democrats are be coming discouraged. Is It any won der that they are when a lot of bolters who are on the executive committee betray the secrets of the party? "We want to know what has become of that advisory committee that was going to tluanee the campaign. I will warrant that a corporal' guard could not bo gotten together If Mayor Har rison should ask them to come to hi olllce mid discuss tliiaucen. Hut If he asked them to come and discus the distribution of patronage they would go to his oltlee after borrowing a few silk hat from the County Democracy In order that they might put lu a re spectable uppeurunee." Tim remarks above quoted contain moro truth than poetry mid were con curred lu by every person present. One of the speaker declared that In the precinct lu which he resided only two Democrat had been registered, himself ami his coachman. Where the powerful mid splendidly orgauUcd ward clubs were In former days lu watchful and purposeful action, to-day there I nothing but neglect ami ap athy. Tho "advisory" committee of silk stockings has never met once since the mimes of it members "were parad ed lu the press. The City Hall pap suckers 'have simply coddled around the public crib ami done nothing, and now the Macedonian cry for coin has gone up. The o'lllelal wall Is in part a follows: ".Money for absolutely necessary ex penditures must be ruined. The pros pect for success of the ticket Is bright. We appeal to you to conic to the ics- cue not only as good Democrats, but a good citizens. Those who responded to our llrst appeal, except two, sent lu their cheeks for $100 each. Please let us hear from you." Of course, after this appeal went forth It wan announced with considera ble unction that It had met with a response, but tho total amount of the response was Just if 1,000. .lust think of It. Four thousand dol lars to run one of the most Important campaigns ever held lu Cook County. "What a falling off 1s there!" And rumor has it that most of the "niagnllleent" "Ml ban been scraped up by tho uiiiotenato candidates on the county ticket. In days of old when men of expert euce held the helm In party campaigns, mid beforo petty Intrigues ou the part or amblilous political tricksters, wh'" politics were handled lu mi Intelligent mid Hclcutltlc, manner, tho Democratic party was not used to Unci Itself lu the tall end of n campaign with Just $4,000 us tho total amount of It campaign fund. This is what comes of plot'lug silk stocking four tlusher and tyros lu pollrlc in the place of the regularly elected party organization to do the party' work. Ou top of all this the claim In made that In many precinct the total registration does not equal the Harrison plurality for Mayor lu HHJI. They say the usurpation com mittee has made no attempt to poll the city, that nothing is being done lu the campaign and that lethargy Is particu larly heavy In the l.oelller ward. A careful study lias been made of the registration figures and the results me said to Indicate that If the Democrats win it will be In spite of organization mid In the face of (lie most Impotent campaign ever waged by the Demo crat lu Cook County. Hut the Joke of the situation lies lu the fact that notwithstanding all of this desperate sacrltlco of party and party Interests far the attainment of u single object, those who are responsible for It have not the poor consolation of having attained that object. Robert II. lturke Is to.dny stronger an n political leader mid higher lu the esti mation of his party than ever before, and when the snow of January are dy ing thick and fast over the grave of the political ambitions of thoso who would fain have destroyed him, the In domitable and unconquerable lender of the Democracy of Cool: County will be found at hi old place as commander of the old ship, moving serenely on to ward victory In the spring. On this point the Kaglo reproduces the follow ing from a dally contemporary, which In paitleularly nlgulllcaut, and which npeakn for Itnelf: "I expect to resume my duties an Sec retary of tho Democratic County Com mittee Nov, r, when I may have some thing to nay regarding Democratic poll tic lu Cook County." Thus spoke llob ert K. Hurke an he sat In his private sanctum In the Chamber of Commerce Building. "Will the Democrats elect their coun ty ticket thin full?" vu asked. "Tho Lord known," replied the de posed Democratic leader, "Do youV" Mr. Hurke was asked. Mr. Hurke only smiled, thrust his hands Into his trousern pockets and looked out of the window. While a few Individual connected with the Democratic Advisory Committee, Cam paign Committee mid County Commit tee nro crying for fund mid are assert ing that unless Immediate steps are taken to boost tho campaign the entire county ticket will bo lost by default, Hubert K. Hurke I doing a laud olllce business, meeting scores of Democratic leaders, who dally throng his olllce I'edglng fealty and laying plans for the 'iittirc. Kuough said. One of the political campaign Jokes of tho week was the announcement that Mayor Harrison has gubernatorial bees still buzzing In his bonuet. After t 4 J AVV jSBf .WEMiTre&f.vnr .-' . Tiff mjt.ya . -'. tf HON. FRED A. BUSSE. The Next Treasurer of the State of Illinois. the way lu which Harrison treated the Democracy of Illinois lu 1000, this sounds very funny. It In doubly comi cal, In view of the fact that hi dear friend, .lohti P. Hopkins, I chairman of the Democratic State Central Com mittee. With Mr. Hopklu mid his friend In charge of the party organiza tion lu the State, of course Mr. Harri son' fortunes an a gubernatorial possi bility two years hence are looming up against the horizon. Oh, yen! The Mayor said he would "like to have run for (iovernor of Illinois If the election were held lu off yearn." Dear me! What a nelf-sacrlllclng creature Carter Is, to be sure. Alway ready to Immolate himself ou the altar of party loyalty. There wa a time when Chicago Mayor wa counted good enough ma terial for the party banner-bearer lu the national election of 11KM. Hut at that time Harrison wa not gauged aright. I.Ike water, he has found hi level. He will remain there. He may rent assured that the Democratic patty will apply no political force pump to him. "The Wisconsin election," Mayor Harrison Is quoted as having said, "Is bound to bring Mayor Hose of Milwau kee Into prominence whether ho 1 elect ed or not." Isn't It a pity he wasn't able to size, up bis own ease that way two yearn ago? Hut then, you nee, another two yearn' connection with the payroll ou the then living traction Issue was at that time lu sight. It's different now. Hut there In no use hi Mayor Harrison' trying to compare himself to Mayor Hose. Harrison Is the little Mayor of a big city; Hose In the big Mayor of a little city. Therein lies the difference. "It in an unfortunate thing for tho Democrat of thin State that guberna torial elections are held In the name year an Prenldentlal." ho (Harrison) said. "If the elections had been lu oft years I would like to have run for flov ernor." Indeed! How accommodating! Won der If the Sprlnglleld solou won't change tho constitution so a to give the champion Jack-lnotllco another chance to renew his acquaintance with the public pup. He Is pun!;, so far as Chicago Is concerned, and he will feel so awkward without a Job after April next, don't you know. Tho boys really might do something for him. Tho otllclal ballot this full will ills pcuso witli a repetition of the names of Holllu H. Organ and Henry G. Fore man, respectively Democratic and Re publican candidates for president of the County Hoard and member of that body. In tho county districts the now ballot will read, "I-'or president of the Hoard of County Commissioners;" lu the city tho reading will he "For presi dent of the Hoard of County Cominls- i slouers aud County Commissioner." Several thousand resident of the 1'lrnt Congressional District attended a ltepubllcmi mass meeting held under the auspices of tho Second Ward Ite publlcau Club and the South town cam p.ilgu committee. In the tent at the corner of Twenty-sixth street and a bash avenue. Wednesday night. Mar tin II. Madden, .Tnmes A. Hose mid others spoke. Senator Ciillom say he has no doubt that a vigorous attempt will be made during the forthcoming short session of Congress to amend the Sherman anti trust act no as to make It operation more certain. Ilevlslou of the two days' registration leaves the total number of men In Chi cago mid Cicero entitled to vote on Nov. I at :i:iT,:i4'., against 401,302 In 1000. This shows n loss of U4,0."0, As the po lice returns for the two days' work gave an agggrcgatc eurolliueut of 330,338, it will be seen that the revisers cut olf 1,111)0 names. This In the smallest per centage lu the history of registration lu the city. The largest number of erasure In found, as usual, In tho First Want, 'ilie clerk there reduced the total by r.01. The Seventeenth Ward lost .", the Nineteenth only 32, and the Twenty-llrst 82. The angel Gabriel Is to appear upon the new Judgment bond Issued by the city of Chicago. There Is a singular lltiiess In tho choice, (iabrlel Is the angel of hope. Thus Longfellow Interprets his spiv clal role: Nearest the earth Is my ray That best Illumes tho midnight way; I bring the gift of hope. Without the leant Irreverence tho of tlgy of an angel may with propilety ap pear upon honorable monetary paper. Primarily an angel In a messenger, The name angel means "one scut." If the adoption of Gabriel an the pa tron saint of Chicago shall prove nu omen of llnanclal prosperity future pa per Issued by the municipality might be sagaciously enlploycd to familiarize the Himiiclu! world with other celestial pciMiuagc. Now that the nllk slocking advisory committee has decliled to go Into tho pan-hnndllug" business, tho papsuck or over at tho City Hall will probably take to the woods. Vest pocket lunches are tho latest bid for tho support of citizens In this cam palgu. A candidate from Austin Is re sponsible for thin. Another prominent candidate has distributed tops with his name Inscribed thereon to every boy In every public school hi tho district he wants to represent. Talk about peanut politics, It Isn't in It with the free lunch aud kindergarten brand, BACKING FOR A LEAP. Present Listlessness of City Council Regarded as Prelude to Period of Great Activity. Traction and Other Questions of Vital Im portance to Be Tackled Immediately . After Election, Municipal Legislative Body in No Mood for Further Dilly-Dallying with Street Car Problem. Mayor Being a Future Political Impossibility, Not Likely to Offer Any Further Opposition. Sayings and Doings in the Council Chamber Kiolbassa Is the Campaign Storm Center. It has leaked out during tho past week that the present spell of Idleness which neenin to have seized upon tho city fathers I but the prelude to a pe riod of the greatest activity fraught with the utmost Importance to the pub lic of Chicago. Upon good authority It Is said that Immediately after the full election the Council will tackle the tractlou question hi good earnest. The matter, It Is claimed, will be taken up tuin time with the earnest Intention of nettling It for good and all, mid in such a manner as to permit of the trac tion companies going ahead with their plans for mi Improved and up-to-date street car service. That the question will be n most Im portant factor lu the ensuing spring election seems to be certain, but It I given out that a majority of tho Alder men are lu no mood to wait upon tho Legislature or to permit of any further delay lu order that the latter body may pass experimental law providing for municipal ownership of street rail way. Another Interesting bit of municipal gossip lu this connection In the state ment that the Mayor, being no louger regarded cither by himself or anybody else us a possibility hi the next Mayor al election, will offer uo further nerlou opposition to tho plans for permanent settlement of thin much discussed ques tion. Harrison, It Is said, has come to the conclusion that he cannot be the can didate of his party for Mayor again, nor elected if lie were, and that being so, of course It matters little to him politically whether the tractlou ques tion remains an open question and u political Issuo In the next Mayoralty campaign or not. As for municipal ownership, that very vague though much touted propo sition can be settled by the Legisla ture If the Sprlnglleld solons feel so inclined, without clash or friction with any measure tliu City Council may frame. If there Is to bo a "referendum" on the subject (another vague and many claim useless theory hi municipal poll ties), the ordinance could, If the Initia tive were taken early In tho Council, be submitted to tho people for their approval next spring. Ah regard tho referendum proposition, however, It Is questioned an to the utility of such u proceeding, as tho majority of the peo ple rarely read public measures, such as bills for acts of the Legislature, or dinances, mid so forth, through mid through, so a to be able of their own knowledge to vote on them under siaudlugly, but simply tuko the Ipse dixit of the dally papers on such mat ters, aud besides the City Council could pass. Its measure, whether the voters had approved of It or not. He these things as they may, how ever, the main fact that tho traction question I to bo tackled, and that at au early date by the Oily Council, Is generally accepted by tho Initiated In municipal circles. According to the City Press Association' report of last Monday night' Council 'meeting, "the llrst whlspeiliigs of traction debates aud discussion were heard when Al derman Haynier presented a resolution Instructing the local transportation committee to reconsider tho municipal ownership bill presented to tho Legis lature lu 1001. with ii view to report lug It back to the Council with neces sary modltlcutlous. The report In to be made before the second meeting lu December lu order that the State Assembly may again bo petitioned to pas without delay tho legislation most advantageous to n so lution of the traction problems. The old bill that the committee will take up for consideration paves tho way for municipal control of nil public utili ties." Nor Is the traction question the only one of Importnnco that will come up for settlement mid be undertaken with avidity by the City Council Immediate ly after election. There is tho under ground franchise question, embracing the various subways, pneumatic tube and other underground service propo nit Ions. In these the public In vitally Inter ested and the discussion and treatment of them will be watched with Interest. Most, If not all of these propositions, contain within them at least the nu clous for great Improvements lu tho public service and for Improvement mid accommodation of the people, and If properly handled with due regard to the rights mid welfnro of tho people, will bo among tho most Important leg islation over transacted by tho city. The problem of tho lowering of the river tunnels will also bo attacked lu the hope that somo Dual solution of It may be decided upon, although It Is the opinion of many If not most of the Aldermen that thin Is a matter which belongs to tho domain of tho Sanitary Trustees. lu the discussion of tho resolution to republish In tho Council records the record of Hon. Peter Kiolbassa, Alder man Mnvor remarked that discussion of the matter wan useless, and Is report ed to have added that tho City Clerk would use Ids discretion as to what to publish In the record lu regard to tho matter, anyway. What could thin mean' Mr. Kiolbassa ami bin candidacy for County Treasurer, by the way, seem to bo tho storm center of the campaign. The principal Itcpublfeati orators de vote nearly all their attention to him, and the City Council has been weekly converted into u nort of political Joint debate in icgaid to his past, present mid I'ul lire. Talk about tho "llerco white light that beats about a throne." People who contemplate making con ducts With tho "Standard Washed Coal Company" will learn of something to their advantage, perhaps, by ad dies.slng (ill, Chicago Unglo olllce. "Hlg" coal llrms which make otll corn out of "bookkeepers on tho Illi nois Central pier" are certainly star. Have you any future contracts lu mind with tho "Standard Washed Coal Company V" If so, scud lu your ad dress to (J 41, Kaglo olllce. Coal llrms that break Iron clad con tracts nowadays are the kind the peo ple want to know about, V