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ARE PLAYING IN LUCK. Republican Campaign Managers Ha? e Fortunately Escaped Many Men acing Rocks. Coal Strike Settlement Through President Roosevelt Comes Opportunely for Cook County Candidates. Conipiracj of Job-Holding: Cliques and Silk Stocking Do-Kothing s on The Demo cratic Side Also Helps the Other Side Out of a Pinoh, Producing Inertia in Demooratic Ranki. Discontent and Disconcerting Rumors Are Sat isfactorily Settled by Wise Work and Timely Denials. Republicans of Cook County never had more reason for congratulating themselves uimiii propitious clreutn tdnnccs lu a campaign than at present. Were It not for some unlooked-for developments and also some lucky out cropping of awkward situations, the local Republican party leaders would have had to go to the polls under cir cumstances as distressing and ominous , an any that ever confronted them. In the first place the attack upon Robert i:. lltirke by the little coterie of envious and ambitious small fry of the Democratic party organization was a perfect godsend to the Republican. Mr. Hurke's temporary retirement from active campaign work tnenut that the trained leaders on their side would not have to meet workmen an wine and astute us their own lu the battle for mastery this fall. What more It meant may be Judged from the perusal of an article publish ed In another column of thin edition. Then there was the coal strike. Tho coal famine resulting from that and Its consequent direful results, would un doubtedly have been chnrgeil up by n great section of the public to the Re publican party had the strike and the coal famine remained lu effect until election day. What this would have meant, with the consequent and ever Increasing misery and suffering of tho people, can only bo surmised, but there arc many sagacious leaders of the Re publican party who hold that It would have spelled disaster for the party ticket lu this county. Fortunately, tho Republican Pre dent of tho United States succeeded, In Ids usual picturesque manner of doing things, 'In tniuglng about a settlement of this formidable strike, and thereby converted what would surely have been a weapon 1n the bands of the party's opponents Into an Invulnerable shield against attacks along the line Indicat ed. This Incident, too, taken In connection with the manner lu which Mayor Har rison has thrust himself Into promi nence as a leader of the campaign on the Democratic side, Is calculated to swing a large lalor vote to tho Re publican ticket. President Roosevelt has demonstrated that Republican lead ers and public officials aro not afraid to stand up for tho rights of labor as against the grinding and cruel tyranny of organized nud concentrated capital, while the Democratic party Is unfortu nate enough to bo responsible for a chief executlvo of this city who has shown that Democratic public otHclals nre sometimes capable of occupying a very different attitude in such matters. The recent strlko troubles in Chicago are Just now being quoted as n case In point, and Harrison's prominence ns n 1h)ss of tho campaign Is being used and with effect to divert tho labor vote to the Republican ticket. The trust question was also forced very prominently to tho front by the object ie.ons taught by tho tight be tween the coal barons and Hie miners of the anthracite coal tleids. In olden days wise campaign work would have made the most of the situation, but In stead of this wo find that tho Demo cratic campaign managers have been forced by unusual conditions nud cir cumstances to content themselves with Just one campaign rally a mass meet ing at the Auditorium. Cook County Republican managers never played in Mich luck. Iu addition to the troubles (too nu merous to mention In detail) which threatened the Republican party from the outside, there were others which threatened It from within. Homo of these oimi! from the groat Hyde .Talk district, and though Dr. T. N. Jamie win, tho unrivalled Republican leader, Avith the assistance and co-operation of liis friends, has performed herculean ialsirs In smoothing out things down there, the comparatlwly light regis.1 Iratlon in the district shows how deep seated the trouble- was and how danger ous It might have Ik en had not the Democrats been palsied ny an apathy that more than offset Republican le liileltr.incy. Prom a certain bailiwick on tlio West Hide, too, there were evi dences of discontent that hodul none loo well for Republican miccc,h out Hint way, but xiipcib organization woik lias Hindu matters satisfactoiy to the "Republican party eten there. Thus lu a dozen different ways have tho pro pitious fates been working for the Re- publican caue and ticket lu Cook County this fall. Aprojios of certain statements con cerning Republican campaign funds, and the waging of the war lu the Sixth Congressional District, tho fol lowing -will undoubtedly prove Inter esting: Chairman E. S. Conway of the Re publican county central committee, who had been nwny on a somewhat ex tended trip, returned to the city during the past week and took occasion to de ny the story of friction among the par. ty leaders in the Sixth Congressional committee over the expenses being In curred by the Lorlmer campaign. More o or, he announced that not a doll ir of the eot of the Sixth District campaign 1s being paid out of tho county cam paign fund. Immediately upon his return to the city Mr. Conway In Justice to Lorlaicr nud to all of the candidates on the Re publican ticket authorized the follow lug Interview, which lu substance he repeated to the members of tho exectt tlve committee at their meeting this afternoon: "I beg to say llrst that I was not in tho city Saturday, hence could not bo Interviewed by represent' ntlves of either Mr. Healy or Mr. Han berg. Mr. Lorlmer 1ms paid all his ex peases iu his congressional district, not one dollar having been paid by the coin mitteo for hall rent, the use of Ids tent or any expense in connection there with. "There Is absolutely no friction lu the committee, and the books arc open to every member of the county commit tee for inspection. Where this story started I nin unable to say, but there Is positively and absolutely no foundation for it whatever." "Does the committee pay anything for the uso of Mr. Larimer's tent?" was asked. "Not one dollar. It pays for another tent that we uso lu other congression al districts. Mr. Lorlmer pays all ho expenses of his personal campaign lu the Sixth District, and has asked no Unauclal assistance from the county central committee." Tills statement of Mr. Conway's, like every other I in portant incident of the campaign, comes very opportunely. Inasmuch aa there has been much dlscusslou of tho traction question ns "a paramount issuo" of the pending campaign, the Eagle this week renro duces some valuable Information ou tho subject. Franchise of fifty-three lines now owned and operated by ths Union Traction Company expire In 1003. Toe list includes all the important principal and crontown lines on the North and West sides. Secretary George O. Bikes of the street railway commission has compiled a table showing the fnu chises affected and It Is set forth in the statement that twenty-seven of the franchises were granted to the North Chicago Street Railway Company and twenty-six to the West Chicago Street Railway Company, Many of the froo chlses, as indicated by asterisks, are subject to the act of 1805. Following is a list of the expiring franchises: Stato street, from Lako to Clark streets, by Division street, Clark street, from Washington street to Fullerton avenue. Clark btreot, from Fullerton avenue to Dlvcrscy boulevard. Wells street and Fifth avenue, from Randolph to Clark streets. Center street Clark street to Lin coln avenue. Lincoln avenue Center street to Bel mont avenue. Ashland avenue Belmont to Grace- land avenue. Belmont avenue Lincoln avenue to Robey street. Robey street Belmont avenue to Roscoe boulevard. Roscoo boulevard Robey street to Western avenue. Division street Wells street to Oly bourn avenue. CJybourn avenue line Division street to Fullerton avenue. Sedgwick street Chicago avenue to Dtrisiea street. Sedgwick street Division street to Lincoln avenue. Garfield avenue Lincoln avenue to Racine avenue. Racine avenue Webster avenue to Center street. Center street Racine avenue to Lin coln avenue, HON. WILLIAM W. WEARE. Republican Candidate for the Legislature In the Nineteenth Senatorial District, Whose Election Is Assured. Lorrabee street Chicago to Lincoln avenues. Webster avenue Racine to Lincoln avenues. Sheffield avenue Lincoln avenue to Clark street. Chicago avenue Clark street to Larrabee street. Division street State to Clark streets. Division street Clark street to Cly bourn avenue. Gracetond avenue Evanston avenue to Ashland avenue. Evanston avenue Dlversey street to GraceJand avenue. Wrlgbtwood avenue Short stretch from Lincoln avenue. Alley Between LIU and Wrlghtwood avenues, and between Sheffield and Seminary avenues. LINES ON THE WEST SIDE. Madison street State street to Western avenue. Madison street Between Western and Hamlin and Hamlin and Crawford avenues. Madison street loop Fifth avenuo side. Milwaukee avenuo line Between Lake and Halsted streets, Halsted street and North avenue, North avenuo and Armltage avenue. Halsted street line Halsted street loop, Van Buren side; In Clinton street from tunnel to Van Buren street: In Van Buren street between Clinton and Halsted streets. Halsted street 'Van Buren street to Bluo Island avenue, and from Blue Isl and avenue to O'Neill street, and the switch tracks on O'Neill street. Blue Island avenue HaIstcd street to 15th place, and 10th place to West ern avenue. EAST AND WEST LINES. Armltage avenue Milwaukee ave nuo to Washtenaw avenue, expired 1808. North avenuo Milwaukee arcnue to California avenue. Chicago avenue Milwaukee avenuo to Leavltt street, and Leavltt street to California avenue; Kedtle avenue to win avenue. Grand avenue Milwaukee to West ern avenues. Lake street Wabash avenue to Union Park court, tbence to Western avenue, thence to Rockwell street, thence to nomnn avenue. Lako street loop Randolph street side and State street side. Randolph street-State street to Union Park. Bryan place Randolph street to Lako street. Ogdon avenuo Madison street to 40th avenue. Van Buren street State street to Ogdon avenue, Ogden avenuo to West ern avenue. Polk street Fifth avenue to Canal street. Twelfth street State streot to Canal street, Canal street to Ogden avenue, Ogden nvcnuo to Western avenue. Fifteenth place "Dead tracks be tween Jefferson and Gsanl streets. (Note if therr b any inl authority for the presence of theso tracks In street tho right would 10 termlunblo by the city in 1003.V NORTn AND SOUTH LINES. Fifth avenue Randolph to Polk streets, Polk street to 12th street via duct, Randolph street to Lako street Clinton street Randolph street to Madison street; 'Madison street to 12th street; Mllwaukco avenue to Raudolph street. Cnnal street Harrison street to Ca nalport avenue. Canalport avenue Canal street to Halsted street Jefferson street Van Buren stroAt to 16th place. Halsted street Mllwnuken nvonun to Bluo Island avenue, narrlson streot to O'Neill street Leavltt street Chicago avenue to Grand avenue. Western nvcnuo Lnko street in Madison street Madison street to Van Buren street California nvcnuo Armltaco avennn to North avenuo, Division street to Chi cago avenue. The following shows the dates of ex SSBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBfisBBBBsBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBa BBBBBSBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBVnBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBs! pirations of the franchise grants of the lines of tho Chicago City Railway Company: WABASH AVENUE AND COTTAGE ' GROVE AVENUE LfNE. Wabash Avenue Lake street to 22d street, terminable 1003. Twenty second Street Wabash ave nue to Cottage Grove avenue, termin able 1003. (Subject to act of 1805.) Cottage Grove Avenue 22d street to 30th street terminable 1003. (From 22d street to 31st street subject to act of 1800.) Downtown loop of Wabash avenuo line, expires 1003. INDIANA AVENUE LINE. Eighteenth Street Wabash avenue to Indiann avenue, expires 1003. (Subject to act of 1805.) Indiana Avenue 18th street to Cot tago Grove avenue, expires 1063. (Sub ject to act of 1803.) Twenty-second street to 30th street, terminable 1003. (One track subject to act of 1800.) STATE STREET LINE. State Street Lake street to 03d, ter mlnable 1003. (Part from Lake street to 31st street subject to act of 1803.) Downtown loop expires 1003. CLARK STREET LINE. Clark Street Washington to Polk, expires 1003. (Subject to act of 1805.) Polk to 22d street terminable 1003. Archer Avenue State to Halsted streets, terminable 1003. (Subject to act of 1805.) Halsted to 38th street, expires 1003. Thirty-ninth street to Vlncenncs avo nue, terminable 1003, CANAL STREET LINES. Oannl Street Archer avenuo to 20th street, expires 1003. Twenty-ninth Street Canal to Butler street expires 1003. WaUace 8treet-20th to 30th street expires 1003. HALSTED STREET. O'Neill to 80th street, expires 1003. Thirty-ninth to 00th street tarmln able 1003. ASHLAND AVENUE. Thirty-first to 3th street, expires 10W. Thirty-ninth to 00th street, termina ble 1003. WESTERN AVENUE. Archer avenue to 71st street, expires 1015. KEDZIE AVENUE. Thirty-eighth to OSd street, expires 1010. OROSS-TOWN LINES. Twenty-first Streot State street to Dearborn, expires 1003. Dearborn Street 20th to 21st street, connecting with Archer avenue, expires 1UU3. Twenty-sixth Street Cottage Grove avenue to Halsted street, expires 1007, Thlrty-llrst Street Lako Park avenue to Pltucy avenue, expires 1003. Pitney Avenue 31st streot to Archer avenue, expires 1003. Archer nvcnuo to Chicago & Alton railroad, expires 1007. Ullman Streot-31st street to 30th street, expires 1007. Thlrty-llftn Street Cottage Grove av enuo to Rhodes avenue, expires 1005. Rhodes Avenuo 35th to 30th street, expires 1005. Thlrtydlfth Streot Michigan avenue to Stato street, expires 1012. Stato street to Ullman street, expires 1007. Ullman street to California avenue, expires 1012. Thirty-ninth Street Cottage Grov to Wentworth &., -rmlnabIo lOos. Went worth avenue to Halsted street, terminable 1007. Root Street State to stockyards, termlunblo 1003, Forty-third Street-Illinois Central tracks to Stato street expires 1007 Forty-seventh Street Illinois Central to Cottage Grovo avenue, expires 1015, Cottage Grove avenue to State street, expires 1012, Stato street to Ashland avenue, ter minable 1003, Ashland to Western avenue, expires 1012. Western to Archer avctiue, expires 1010. , Fifty-first Street Grand boulevard to inuiona avenue, expires 1007. Indiana avenuo to Stato street, ex pires 1000. Stato to Wood street, expires 1010. Fifty-ninth Street Stato street to Western avenuo. exnlres 1010. Sixty-first Street Madison nvcnuo to cottage Grovo avenue, expires 1012. Cottage Grovo avenuo to point 1J00 feet cast of South Park avenue, expires 1007. From said point to Stato street, ex pires 1000. Sixty-third Street Stony Island ave nue to Illinois Central, expires 1012. Illinois Central to Cottogo Grovo ave nue, expires 1007. Cottago Grovo avenue to Wentworth avenue, expires 1014. Wentworth to Ashland avenue, ter minable 1003. Ashland to Central Park avenue, ex pires 1013. Sixty-ninth Street Vlncennes avenue to Leavltt street, terminable tooa. Leavltt street to Western avenue, ex pires 1010. Seventy-ninth Street Vlncennes ave nue to Halsted street. termlnsbTs loos. South Chicago Avenuo 71st street to 1WU. Jefferson and Lake avenues loop, ex pires 1007. Thirty-ninth street to 51st street: grant expires In 1007. Overhead trolley permit expires 1004. From OSd street to Vlncenncs avenuo expires 1007. Overhead trolley permit for this part expires 1004. Thirty-eighth street to 01st street, ex pires 1015. Wentworth Avenue Archer avenuo to 3.1th street, expires 1010. 75tb street, expires 1000. Overhead-trolley verait exoris Thirty-ninth to 07th streets, expires 1000. Sixty-seventh street to South Chicago nventie. exnlres 1000. Fifty-fifth Street-From Cottago Grovo avenuo to Lake avenue, expires Butler to Wallace street, expires 1015. Thirty-ninth to Root streot, expires 1014. Sixty-ninth to 70th street, expires 1UJ4. CENTER AVENUE. Forty-seventh to 75th street, expires 1U14. Robert Reusliaw. the well-known North Side business man, would make an excellent member of tho next Legis lature. All good citizens will vote for him In his district. Hon, Benjamin Mitchell Is making n splendid race for re-election to tho Legislature lu the Twonty-tlrst DIs tilct. Mr. Mitchell Is tho regular Democratic nominee, and will com mand the full suppoit of his partv vote. Ills election is conlldently pre- tllCICtl. Whonowr the Legislature and tho Supreme Court get ready to call a le gal election of additional Judges for the courts of Cook County Hon. D, .1. Schuyler will be ono of tho men who will lie nominated by his party (Re publican) and elected by tho good citi zens of Chicago, by whom ho Is uni versally esteemed as a lawyer and a man. A. R, Porter, who ns police magis trate and as clerk of the Drainage Hoard has given such convincing proof of ids worth as a public otllelal, Is tho Republican candidate for Clerk of thu Appellato Court. Mr. Porter is a man who counts his personal friends by the hundred, ns ho has bcon over kuown to bo loyal In ids friendship ns ho has been faithful to public trust in otllco. Ho will If elected mnko a most excel lent Appellato Court Clerk. Hon. Louis Altpotor 1s unquestiona bly one of tho strongest nominees on tho Democratic county ticket. -Ills sup port win como rroin all sides and it Js certain that ho will run ahead of his ticket. VOICE OF THE PEOPLE. Correspoilence from Many Reader! of the Chicago Eagle on Subjeots of Publio Interest. Political, Municipal, Economic, Social and .Other Questions Treated from Various Points of View. Citizeni from Many Parti of Town Writ of Men and E?ent of the Day. Pointed Questions Aiked Regarding the Trans actions of Publio Bodies and of Political Leaden. Qossip of the Oity and of the Country Forms the Subject of Communications. To the lMItor of the Chicago E.tgle: Dear Kir One .T. Foster Fruser lias received considerable notice, more or less unfavorable, through tho Chicago press during the past few days for cer tain mutter which lie has written lu an English newspaper concerning Chi cago nud conditions there pro ailing. It must be admitted that some of Mr. Pmser's criticisms nre Imsed upon a subntantlal stratum of fact, but there are others which are outrageous false hoods anil misrepresentations. Not the least of this Is the "whopper" concerning the handling of street traf lie by tho police. Now, It Is n fact that downtown trallic in Chicago Is the heaviest and most Intricate of any city in Hie world. This 'Is due to the other fact that the great volutin) of business In Chicago is confined prac tically to the pocket which is girdled by the elevated loop. There Is no such tangled skein, of heavy tratllc ns tills lu New Yoik, London or anywhere else. Now. It Is also a fact that scarce ly ever do we hear of a human being being kilted or Injured ou the streets or street crossings by the ordinary trallic thereon, a fact which speaks volumes for the etllcleney of the crossing po licemen and gives the lie direct to the English scribe. Again, I would like to point nut that human life Is always In more danger ou street Intersections In the big cities of England than In this country be cause lu England teams of all kinds have tlie right of way, while here tho pedestrian has It. If n mail tries to cross a street in London, Manchester or Liverpool, he has to dodge the horses and vehicles, and take his chances of being run over. Harely will it driver pull up his team to accommodate pe destrians there. The mail afoot must watch ids opportunity to cut and run. The Idea of a policeman stopping a Hue of vehicles to let it bunch of pedestrians cross is unheard of. Accidents on the street crossings of English cities are very frequent. I deemed It but fair to tho much-mnllgiied force of which I am a member to address this commu nication to you In reference to this latest and most unfair attack. Yours respectfully, MAC. Chicago, Oct. 22. To the Editor of The Eagle: Sir I now see that the Legislative Voters' League Is out again with Its "recommendations" lu regard to the candidacy of the various aspirants to legislative honors. I would like to nsk if there Is no way by which tills organ ization can be reached if it publicly slander or vilify a man who Is seeking olllce. I know several Instances In which the savage attack of this organ ization permanently ruined the rep utation of candidates, and not only pre vented their election but destroyed their business Interests. Does not the law of libel apply to or ganizations of this kind as well as to individuals, and can they not bo held accountable? . A CANDIDATE (If a candidate Is libeled by an organ ization to such nu extent us to seriously Impair his standing lu tho community and theieby Injure his personal and pri vate business, It certainly could bo sued for damages. The trouble Is that so many candidates who are thus attack ed, for one reason or another, fear to undeigo the ordeal. Ed.) Mr. William W. Wen re, Republican (iiudtdate for the Legislature iu thu Nineteenth Dlsttlct, Is making a splen did campaign and will undoubtedly bo elected, as he deserves to be. In his nightly campaign addresses to tho vot ers of the district, Mr. Wearo dis cusses the public questions now at Is sue ably, concisely and well, showing that lie lias a thorough uud Intelligent uiidcrxtnudlng of them ami pledging himself lu honest and unequivocal lan guage to approach the discussion of thorn with tho Interests of the public ami the ta.paycis uppermost In Ills mind, , As the campaign proceeds and Mr. Weaie meets dally with tho rank and tile of the voters of his dis trict, he continues to grow In strength nud popularity. In view of tho great Importance to the people of Chicago of the questions which will como up for settlement lu tho next Legislature, the voters nro fully allvo to the fact that lu the next election It behooves them to put none but honest men men nbovo either suspicion or tho possibility of temptntlon, on guard. Mr. Wenro Is Just such a man, and the voters of the Nineteenth district, Itepubllcans and Democrats alike, know It and will act accordingly. Mr. Weare Is a young man In the prime of life, being between 30 and 40, possessed of a tine education, being a graduate of Yale University and of splendid business training. His father, Mr. P. It. Weare, Is one of the best known business men of Chicago, nnd the head of one of the largest nnd wealthiest mercantile llrms lu this city. He Is a large property owner In tho district which his sou seeks to repre sent lu the State Legislature, and re sides at Morton Pink, where his name Is a household word. Theelder Weare has done more for the development of tho territory In the neighborhood of Morton Park, than any other citizen In It, ami Is In fact one of the most ex tensive of our suburban property own ers. The large Interests of the real es tate syndicate of which the elder Weare Is the head and front have for years been handled with great ability by the son Mr. William W. Weaie. The latter has been successful in oth er Hues of business, nud whether In the market or the counting room Is ever the same level-headed, courteous nud honorable gentleman. That Mr. Weare will make u most useful member of the Legislature, nnd one upon whose lldellty and integrity the people can absolutely rely, there Is not ii shadow of a doubt. Former Alderman Edward Muel hoefer would mnko nu excellent City Clerk. He Is strongly urged for the Republican nomination for that otllco next spring. Vote for Hon. Henry C. Beitler In the .Thlrty-llrst Legislative District. Mr. licltlcr'ls tho Republican candidate lor the House. Ho has an honorable record ns a public ottlcinl nnd Is well entitled to the confidence nnd support of the citizens of tho district. William C. Lawsou is making n win ning race as Republican candidate for Clerk of the Criminal Court. Louis J. Ilclian, lu addition to being ii good lawyer and nn excellent citizen, Is also a hard-working Republican, nu the record of tho campaign now Hear ing Its closing days will show. Mr. lleliau is deserving of tho best the' Re publican party of Cook County has within Its gift. The New Home Hewing Machine Co. Orange, Mass., Oct. 1, 1002. To whom it may concern: Many of tho leading newspapers of tfliu country having given currency to roportfi from Irresponsible parties to tho effect that tho Now Homo Sowing Machine Company had entered Into a combination or trust company, we wish to assure our patrons nnd tho trade In general, that there Is no truth lu such reports. This company has not sold out, or beconio Identified with any combina tion, iieltther is it our Intention to do so. Wo Iuiyo been manufacturing sew ing machines for over a quarter of n century, nnd have established a repu tation for ourselves and our machines that Is tho envy of all others, and wo do not desire tho contldenco of our dealers and many friends shaken by any of tho numerous falso reports that havo been published connecting tills company with nuy trust. Our "Now Homo" machine has not lu the history of lb mnuufucturo beou rivaled by any other company. Tho "New Homo" ' btnuds at the head of all Hlgli Crndo sewing mnchliiotf made chiefly for family use. Our cheaper grades ate made with tho sumo mechanical skill and of tho very best materials. Our financial standing is as high as Unit of an' sowing machine company lu tho world, and thia wo shall always main tain. It Is not necessary for tho Now Homo Sowing Mochluo Company to enter into any trust combination to save Its credit or pay IU debts, for it has no debts to pay, Our business has always been, and will always be, conducted most con servatively and honorably; wo havo never entered Into competition with the manufacturers of low grade, cheap machines which aro made to sell re gardless of any Intrinsic merits. Tho New Homo Sowing Machlno Co. JOHN W, WHEELER, President. :h '