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w vmtm" -wvT;inKj "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL IN NONE" VOLUME XXV11. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, i9()2.-TWELVE PAGES. NUMBER 685. $i!!!Spa5 fN LINING UP FOR BATTLE All Indications at Present Are that Mayor Harrison's Political Goose Is Cooked. Never Before Has There Been Such a Gen eral Revolt Against City Hall Dictation, Nor So Many Powerful and Independent Or ganizations with Capable Leaders in the Field. Significant Declaration Made by the Cook County Democracy Anent Next Spring's Mayor alty Election. Tildenites, a Democratic Sheriff's Office, and Many Old-Time Leaders to Be Reck- oned With. Kvents In tin1 local Democratic party im rapidly assuming moro ami more significance lu ho far um they bear upon tin; approaching spring cam paign. The' Kngle Iuih nalil lu several edi tions recently that Mayor Harrison's political goose was cooked; tliiit uh a candidate to once again succeed him self lie wiih au Impossibility, nml point id out tho reasons upolt which It based thin view. The evcutH at prcMunt transplrluj; and to which reference It made nlmve, nil point IrrcHlHtlhly to thlH eonelti hIoii. Mayor Harrison Is now engaged lu u desperate Htrugglo to retain the slip pery hohl which he managed to get upon the party organization through the schemes anil midnight plain and plolH of his City Hall cabal, and the pay-roll brlgude. Thin struggle Is np)arently futile. New forrcri are lu the Held. These forces are rapidly aligning themselves for action, and iih they take up their positions with new and able lenders at their head, It Ih plain to ho Keen that Harrison will have to no into the Unlit with no better following than the cheap bcnellclnrles of the city ml- lUltllstllltlnll. Such tin army iih thin him never fol lowed a lender to victory. Mercenary soldiers, history hIio'wh, have never been reliable In the hour of trial or the stress of battle, and it Is the Jl fin belief of close students of the situation that the City Hall pay-, roll brigade will prove no exception to this rule. The section of It which has come to be known as the Hulled Order of In grates Is now busily encaged lu loud ly beating tom-toms and spreading noisy announcements as to what they propose doing with all who are op posed to them when the hour of action arrives. Forcibly does tills policy remind one of the simile of the boy whistling lu the church yard to keep Ids courage up. Hut nil who have followed the course of the United Order of Migrates will thoroughly appreciate how far that aggregation can bo relied upon when the hour or danger or distress to their friends Is at hand. A noteworthy feature of tho Held Is the fact that never before have mi many big battalions of the real (lower of the local Democracy, led by so many lenders of high standing and masterful Inllueuce, taken up posi tions of such absolute Independence of the pay roll and the Job holders. Including the chief otllceliolder and dispenser of municipal patronage him self. First and most formidable of these. Is the Cook County Democracy. Tlfnt splendid body of Democrats Is now beyond all doubt the most lutlueutlal Independent Deluocratlu organization In tho West. Ah The F.nglo announced excluulyely at the time of tho uew de parture lu the Cook County Democra cy, that organization, lusteail of con ,, tenting Itself with being a mero cen tral body, banded together for the pur pose of making public displays during the party campaigns, has spread Itself ull over Cook County, Its branches now being found In every ward and prccliict. This wiih the organization which llrst displayed through its lead ers, Its iiiiihs meetings and Uh general Hue of action, determination to resent dictation on the part of any cllipie of otllceholderM, no matter how high the ottlecH they held or how arbitrarily they attempted to enforce their com mands. It wiih a body which showed a splendid determination never to go back upon Its friends and faithful ser vants at the behests of any baud of self-seekers or political lugrntes. As predicted, the new movement wiih bound to result lu placing the County Democracy lu a commanding position lu the councils of the party and It has. The County Democracy will be found, when tin' light is on, unalterably op. posed to the Hellenics and plans of the pay-roll brigade so long as those schemes and plans are laid for the perpetuation of a cllipie lu otllee and for the driving out of party couirol (for the purpose of usurpation by outsiders) of men who have been lifelong Demo crats, and wlio have lu the past ren dered Mrvlccs Invaluable to the party, resulting as they did hi victory after vlclory "In hard fought campaigns. Very slgnlileant was the thundering npphiusii which greeted the pointed ut terances of u leading Demon at at Sun day's meeting of tills same Conk Coun ty Democracy. According to the report of the dally press, (his gentleman ford- bly expressed the belief that the organ ization of which Mr, Itobert K. llurke is the moving' spirit would control the promarics and nominate the Demo cratic candidate for Mayor. "The County Democracy through Us representatives was !u a position to dominate tho county convention last .lune." said the speaker. "We gullied enough delegates at the primaries to nominate the entire county ticket, hut through some bad management a shite was permitted to be arrnugeil by four or live men, who told us that Chicago would go to the how wows unless the ticket devised by them receive 1 the sanction of the convention. "1 want to tell you that I don't be Hove lu a few persons who do not be long to the Democracy presuming to foist upon a convention a ticket for our support. It Isn't good Democracy to ho ruled by a little coterie of four or live outsiders, and under such condi tions Democratic victories cannot be Willi. "In Kansas (illy two yeavs ago we had a good example of the uuwlsloin of caucus rule when the deliverances of tlie great Democratic national con vention were determined by an Ha waiian prince, who didn't even have the franchise. As the result of that famous caucus wo went down lu over whelming defeat. "1 have alieady referred to the fact that the County Democracy controlled the delegates lu the last county con veutlon and 1 am conlldent that It will dominate the mayoralty convention hi the spring and name Its own candidate for the chief magistracy of the city." Kvery hum in tho hall, we are told, vigorously applauded these sentiments. If tho County Democracy will have a say In the nomination of the next Mayor, for whom will Ita lutluenco bo cast? We can only wait and see, lint it Is safe to predict M won't turn its face toward the City Hall for Its candidate. There Is too much really good mayor alty timber elsewhere. The next uew Independent force In politics will be the Sheriff's otllee, with Us Hue patronage and great lullueuee generally. At the head of this new force will lie a man who h a genuine Democrat, who won a splendid victory through a hard fought light on his per sonal popularity and who is absolutely Independent of all factions. The inllueuce of the Sheriff's oluco will he usel for Democratic harmony, and will not lie lined up behind any little coterie i?f seltlsh schemers who are usrug every menus lir their power to drive out of the party's councils some of Us best and most lutlueutlal members, and who have, for same con siderable time past, succeeded In shut ting out and Ignoring men whoso names have always been as towers of strength to the Democratic party. To name all the other Independent formations of working Democrats which will he found operating during the approaching campaign would take up more space than the Fugle can here devote to the subject. It can only tnku ii cursory glance at a few of them. Looming up ominously is an organ ization which was not idle during the campaign Just closed, and which must ho reckoned with next spring. This !s thoTllden Democracy, which has with in Us ranks thousands of live Demo crats and Is led by men of undoubted liitlueuce and ability as organizers. Then there tiro tho Independent per sonal following of such lutlueutlal Democrats as linger C. Sullivnn, who always heads his ward delegation lu Democratic conventions; Timothy F.. Ityau, Thomas (iahau, John Towers, John T. Keating, John P. McCoorty and the thousands of the "regulars" wlio have always been loyal to Hubert K. Hurke, and who will rally under Ills unrivalled leadership to follow hlin where liu decides to lead them. Thus are tho storm clouds already beginning to shape themselves, mid all the Indications point to a clearing of the atmosphere that lias long been sad ly needed lu these parts. When tho uew conditions shall have been hi stalled, and tho real leaders of Dem ocracy shall lmvo oueo again resumed their places In (ho control and manage nient of tho party's affairs, the Demo crats of Chicago aud Cook County will be encouraged onco mora to look for HON. THOMAS N. JAMIESON. Strongly Backed for a Position in the President's Cabinet. ward to renewed and continue. I sue eess.. Only one hundred and twenty-eight more days of Harrison as Mayor! The Republicans are having a stren uous time over tie organization of Hie two houses of the Legislature. Thus does even victory bring lu its train troubles of Its own. "As I understand the situation," said Mr. Larimer recently, "there are sev eral candidates for Speaker, but none of them has enough votes pledged to get the nomination, The organization, however, has no candidate. No one lias been considered. I have no choice. I am not Interested in nutting forward any particular man for the place. When the time comes an available aud acceptable organization Hepubllciu win lie agreed on am lie will lie elect ed Speaker." Oulv one hundred and I wen I v il-lit more days of Ilnrrlsiiu as Mayor! With the completion of the ntllclil count of election returns nothing has developed to Indicate any grounds up- upon which a recount or the ballots should be demanded by any candidate, and It Is safe to say there will be no contest. While there were no big surprises, no heavy slumps or astonishing In creases lu llgitres anywhere along tho Hue, Mime Interesting (acts appear from the llgures, For Instance, linn. Fred Husse's plurality reaehel the enormous total of Sli.ilTS. This Is un paralleled lu an off year State election In Illinois, aud lifts Mr. Husso at once Into the position of a party leader of commanding power lu this Slate. There are greater honors hi store for Mr. llusno lu tho future. The returns show that Hie Socialist vote of Cook County Is Just Ul.ooo or a Utile over. This does not promise much for the future of the believers in tills particular political cult. Only ono hundred and twenty-eight more days of Harrison iih Mayor! Mr. Harrett will take possession of tho Sheriff's otllee Dec. 1. He evident ly hits delayed his return to Chicago In order to perfect his plans nt leisure and to escape 'tho rush of Job seekers who are anxious to relieve him of Ids pat ronage aud to seek to force 'hlin Into tuidolrcd political alliances. Chronicle. The Pulled Order of lugrntes start ed a new candidate for the otllee of sec lctnry of the uew county central com mittee Tuesday last, lu the person of .Mr. M. .1. Doherty. It Is doubtful if that gentleman desires to run under such auspices. Only one hundred and twenty-eight moie days of Harrison as Mnyorl- During the meeting of the County Democracy last Sunday a committee was appointed by President Powers to nominate otllcers of the County Democ racy for the coining year. The mem. hers are .lolin Powers, WJIIIam .1. Hoacli, .lames It. Pyne, Joseph J. Ward, James McSweeney, Vincent II. Per kins, Alderman .1. II. Sullivan and Fred I J. Hid red. The election will bo held lu December. The complexion of the committee nre- sages the absolute ascendency of Itob ert II. Hurke lu the control of tho County Democracy, Oosslp yesterday lu connect Ion with the executive of the County Democracy for the ensuing year was to tho effect that President Powers and Secretary Hurke would re tain their positions, while Miles J. Devlue would he substituted as mar siial lu the place of Captain Farrell. Only one hundred and twenty-eight more days of Harrison as Mayor! Uecordcr Itolit: M, Simon Is one of the best of Cook County's public olllelals, He Is able, Industrious and courteous, mid under Ids capable mauagiueut the affairs of the otllee have been better administered than they have been un der any one else wlio has held It. Mr. Simon Is u young man hi the prime of life, and there are no doubt many fu ture and higher political honors lu store for him. lie Is, moreover, deserving of It nil. Loyal to his party, faithful to his friends, and upright and conscien tious in his discharge of public duty, He Is a model citizen mid public olliclal. Oraliuiu II. Harris, formerly Presi dent of tho Hoard of Education, and now chairman or one or Us most Im portant committees, Is going to make his debut on the stage lu tho'capnclty or a vocalist, Wouldn't he do better In a circus? t lJU tA'aiklliS CARTER ISJEALOUS. He Envies the Great and Growing Power of tbe Popular Young Sheriff-Elect. Says He Will Have None but City Hall Slate in Central Committee Reorganization, And Pretends a "Lack of Acquaintance" with the Preferences of Thomas E. Barrett. John McGillen, However, Will Certainly Be Elected Chairman of the New County Committee, Which Will Mean that Harrison Will Arrive at the Political Jumping Off Place. Mayor Harrison has shown his hand In tlie discussion over the organi zation of the new County Central Com mittee. He has openly declared his In tention to absolutely dictate tlie slate which shall be put through, and lu doing so lit discloses the tact that he Is Jealous of the great and growing power of Sherltf-clcct Harrett and his splendid following lu the party. Mr. Harrison's declaration lias come In a form little short of a tikn-c, lu which, among other things, he as much ns Miys that he considers himself the Mile arbiter ami "boss" of tlie affairs of the Democratic party In Chicago ami Cook County, He has Issued dell to ull comers, ami has declared that ids slate and no other shall go through at the annual meeting of tlie Central Committee. Harrison declares that neither .lohu McOlllcu nor any other Democrat, save tlie man whom he, Harrison, has chos en, shall be elected chairman of that body. That Is If Carter is to have his way, but there is where the rub comes lu. On this point there are others wlio will have something to hay. The Fugle herewith reproduces por tions of an article bearing upon this subject which appeared In hist Mon day evening's Chicago American, and which speaks for Itself: "Mayor llarilsou has returned from a week's duck hunting trip with his faith lu the City Hall slate un shaken, lie professes a lack of ac quaintance with Sheriff-elect llnrretl's I ire fere 1 1 ees for the pot of chairman of the County Cent nil Committee. "lie Insists, however, that he will re main -leiidfast, no matter what posi tion Mr. Harrett takes on the Import ant Issue. "That caucus pledged Itself to the slate ami that Is where I stand,' said the Major. 'The slate will go through If men keep their promise, I will not discuss the preferences of this one or that one or the ipinllflcntloiis of so unit so, I stiiud by my pledge and that In dicates Just exactly where I will be round.' " So! Tlie "two by four" boss of the City Hull will not discuss "the prefer ences of this one or that one." Many say he may have to do so, however, before tlie battle for control of tlie central organisation Is over, Harrison "professes a lack of tic ipialulaiiie" with SherllV-elect Hnrretl's desires In the matter. He will Ilml out nil about them I co lore two weeks shall have passed by. He will discover that .lohu McHllleii is the man who Is tlie preference not only of tlie Sheriff-elect but of the over whelming majority of tlie Democrats of Chicago and Cook County. He will discover that no matter what his (Har rison's) puny behests nun be, there are men lu the saddle today who will not bo either cajoled . . bullied by hlin or his train bearers. Harrison's references In the Ameri can to personal "preferences' but thinly veiled the object at which ho was aiming. He was aiming at no body else but Sheriff-elect Harrett. Kverybody knows now tho reason why. Plainly enough Mr, Mayor Is Jealous of tho power aud tho wouderful popular Soon ity of this able and brilliant young Democratic leader. He recognizes that there Is "A new Hlchnioud In tho Held." With the characterlstlcH which have ever distinguished his political career Mr. Harrison has evidently started out thus early to curtail and, as far iih possible, control the power ami Inllu euce of a man whom he knows to be his superior as a political lender, far more popular than lie ever was, and of whom he Is nfrald as well as Jealous. Harrison would fain have the Sheriff elect for a henchman, and In order to bring hlin around to that position the Mayor has apparently, laid himself out to thwart the purposes of Mr. Harrett and to turn down his friends lu order to Intciefere with the hitter's future political plans. In attempting this Hurrlnu anil his cabal never made a greater uilstuko lu their lives. Those who know Thomas F. Harrett know that he has never been any man's man. nml they are certain he will not be. now that he has assumed u commanding position lu the party. Tlie man whom Mr. Harrett has chosen for the position of chairman of the County Central Committee Is one whose very name of Itself carries with It nil Iniliience vastly greater than that of ull Harrison's pay-roll brigade put together, and that, too, even If It hud not the prestige of Harrett 'h name be hind It. It will thercfoie reudlly be seen that the .Mayorette will Ilml ids dictation this time simply "doesn't go." Tlicie will be such a light put up iignlnsi the dictation of (he principal Jael.-lii-oilh-e ut the annual meeting of I he Democratic central organisation ns will make that outfit icnll.e their true size lu the political ulTiihs or Chicago and Cook County, ami will result In the lliial complete obliteration of the "lugrntes' I'nlon." When the vlclory of Mr. Harretl al the polls on election day became con tinned, nml the fact iiImi became ap parent that lie nml his friends were bound to become u power In the party organization, the clhpie. although at that time nfrald to optuly oppose Mr. Harretl in the mutter of the central committee organization, was even l'lom tlie very llrst secretly engaged In scheming for lis own particular slate, while the Mayor seni the word around on the ipilel that lie would have ids own way or nothing. Mutters lmv developed so much further since Hint the true position of Curler and his satellites Is no longer a secret. If anything were wauling to scenic tlie retirement of Harrison from poll ties iie.i spring. It wns direct opposi tion to .lohu McOlllen lu Ibis particu lar Juiicttuc, nml however slow, cau tious ami cunning ul tlrst, It Is no longer u matter of doubt that this Ih tho policy upon which he has decided to enter. Only ono hundred and twenty-ejht more days of Harrison as Mayor! The election llgures show, anions other things, that tint Republican ma jority In the country districts of Cook County Is about 7,000. L M, VVfX I-P.