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VOLUME XXV11. WILL STAND BY BURKE Cook County Democrats Will Bally to Support of Tbelr Faithful and Capable Leader. All Indications Point to His Re-Election as Secretary of Central Committee Next Tuesday. Majority of Organization Cannot Be Forced or Wheedled Into Line with In- grates' Union. Loyal Democrats Will Support the Man Who Organized Many Victories for the Party, Burke's Claims on Party Gratitude Splendid Service to Democracy Brief but Sig nificant Retrospect. All Indications now point to ti splen Nlld personal triumph uml vindication of ltobert B. Ilurko next Tuesday, at the hands of tho Democratic party of Cook County, party which he has no low; and so fulthfnlly nerved. On that day the County Central Com mittee of that party will hold Its an nual meeting for tho purpose of organ izing for the ensuing year. The most Important business will be the election of ottlcors. and ltobert E. Burke avIH lie a candidate for re-clcctlou to his old position of secretary, the duties of which he has ho well uud elllcle-utly performed for ho many yearn, and that too, right up to date. Tho Democracy of Cook County 1mk been charged by Its enemies with many faults, but even the bitterest of these have never laid the crime of Ingrati tude at ItH door. The rank and llle of tho Democratic party of Chicago and Cook County have won notable victories and have also gone dowu to defeat In many n hard fought tight and gallant combat In the vast, but lit victory mid In de feat, In sunshine and In storm, that stalwart rank and tile of Democracy has ever been true to principles and Ideals, and hns never yet proven recre ant to .Its frleuds or faithful servants. It Is because of this well-kuown fact that the Kaglo believes that ltobcrt K. Hurke, the ablest uud most faithful worker the Democratic party, locally, ever produced, will bo re-elected secre tary of Its central organization on Tuesday next. To turn on ltobcrt E. Ilurko now, to refuse to renew the conlldenco which It has so often placed In him and which by n.o act or omission of his has ever been forfeited would bo to prove false to the traditions of Democracy hero anil everywhere, and to trail hi the dust at the heels of mi egotistical self-seeker, and a subservient clique or mercenaries who have long since learned to "bend the pliant hinges of the kneo" as only mercenaries can. the honor of the Democratic parly of this city and State. Hut no such contingency seems "low possible. Wo have been told that "Itopiibllcs uro ungrateful," and history has given us many examples of the results of this lugratltudo towards faithful pub lic olllclals and servants of the peo ple. Hut republics In the concrete as exemplified In governments and the Jaulssarleswho benellt by them through public patronage and public pap are u far different proposition from a Dem ocracy composed of Independent citi zens who believe In the triumph of prin ciple and honor, rather than In plots and conspiracies to grab otllce and maintain a linn hold on Hie public crib. J'hu true Democracy of Cook County stands for Ideas and for all the peo ple, tho City Hall cabal stands for an organized appetite and tho pay roll. Tho Kaglo, In commou with the great majority of tho Democrats of Chicago and Cook County, believes that In next Tuesday's contest tho organized appe tite will bj routed "horse, foot and airtlllcry," and that ono of thoso who will nld In tho work and share In the victory for principle, honor and loyal ty to friendship as to Weals, will bo ltobert Enimot Burke, tho ludoinltablo and unconquerable secretary of tho Cook County Democratic Central Com mittee. We bellovo he will be re-elected to the position of secretary next Tuesday, as he should be. The Democracy of Cook County has not forgotten the services of Hobert E. Hurke, notwithstanding all the efforts of banded Ingratitude In the City Hall. All his lire he has been a devoted, loyal, hard-working Democrat. He lias been sneered at by tho organized appe tite In the City Hall for having been at one period of his career a baseball player. There Is, however, nothing dishonorable about that, though the Men may not be agreeable to the aris tocratic political upstarts and par ve nues who cannot believe nowadays that the common people of tho party are tit to handle Its affairs, but hold that everything must be placed In the hands of silk stocking advisory com mittees mid leap year Democrats. Hut even In his early youth ltobcrt K. Hurke was a true and active Demo crat. In 'the days when tho Democratic banner was dowu in the dust Hurke helped pick It up. long years ago now, ami lent the aid of his pluck and po litical genius to the work, which re sulted In tlie tremendous victory of John M. rainier In his campaign for United States Senator, atvlctory that was accomplished through tho unsliak able fidelity of the Democracy of Illi nois, represented by the now historic 101. And In this Incident, by the way, Is to be found a striking Illustration of that gratitude and loyalty, which at the outset we said has ever been char acteristic of the rank and file of true Democracy. In the sweeping triumph of the party in ISO'.', when Illinois and Cook County were carried for the party, ltobcrt E. Hurke was one of the hardest workers for that grand lc- tory at a time when the leader of the IngrateV Union was engaged In searching for tho sources of tho Nile. All the world Knows how In the follow ing year It. 1 1. Hurke look up the cause of the elder Harrison, a house to which his Udell I. v ami faithful services, through stress mid storm, possesses an element almost of the sublime, Hung tho banner of Carter II. Harrison to the breeze and planted It victoriously on the ramparts of the CHy Hall, against the most trcmcudous opposi tion ever offered a mayoralty vundl date In this or any other city, Includ ing as it did the united opposition of every dally newspaper In Chicago. How many of those who saw tho red Uro ascending from the roots mid par apels of the old Times building 011 tho night of that historic election which made of Carter Harrison the (Ireat tho World's fair Mayor, could foresee tho conditions which prevail In tho Demo cratic party of Chicago to-day. How many could have dreamt when the elder Hi I son publicly proclaimed Hurke to be liM Warwick, mid freely expressed his gratitude, or would have believed that ten yearn later, tho son and namesake of this same Harrison, u man who had himself become tho beneficiary of tho extraordinary fidel ity and tho uo less extraordinary po litical gonlus of this same Hurke, I would bo found engaged lu n dcllber lately plauucd movement to drive his CHICAGO, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, i 902. SHERIFF-ELEOT THOMAS E. BARRETT, The Able and Victorious Leader of the Democratic Party of Cook County. ? ' father's friend, and bis own, Into per manent political retirement V Wo venture to say there was not one. The question naturally arises at this point, How many Democrats will bo found ready to aid the lesser Harrison In this attempt on Tuesday next? The Kaglo believes It Is not mistaken In the true enlljior of the Democracy of Chicago ami Cook County when It ventures to predict not one. outside of the Vnlted Order of Migrates, which follows the pay-roll bellweathcr. Hut to return. When again another contest wus forced untimely upon the Democratic party of Chlcngo, ltobert K. Hurke Was among the most active In aiding the able mid capable young Democratic leader mid organizer, John l. Hopkins, lo carry the Democratic banner to victory. To the organizing power and Inde fatigable laliors of Mr. Hurke was due In large measure tho election at that time of a city administration which the records will show did more for the great work of track elevation than all other city administrations before or since put together. An administration which rapidly and successfully grap pled with one of the greatest dangers which ever confronted Chicago, namely the Debs strike, and one, too, which, despite the calumnies of Its enemies, discharged all the duties of a munici pal administration thoroughly, ami never became an Illustration of Incom petence and Inertia, such as that which has been Inflicted upon the people of Chicago during the last live and one- half years. At tho lime ltobert E. Hurke was rendering this yeoman service to the Democracy of Chicago the majority or the United Order of lugrntcs, which Is now engaged In trying to down him, were either planning to knife the party at the poll lu the various and fre quently recurring elections, smoking cigarettes and loallug round headquar ters as cheap camp followers, or had uver been heard of nt all, either as members of the party or as partici pants lu Its councils. Hurke next discovered Caller II. Harrison the Lesser. All the world knows that story. It needs uo repeti tion here. Ilurko placed the scepter lu young Harrlsou'H hand ,ns he had lu thoso of his father, from which It had fallen In defeat and disaster years before. Night ami day he worked for tho Democratic party ticket of which Harrison tho Lesser was tho candidate for Mayor, now nearly six years ago. Nothing was ovor known lu nctlve poll tics like the extraordinary exertions, (ho continual benver-like Industry with which ltobert E. Hurke has labored for the Democratic party and tho political fortunes of tho younger Hnrrlsou dur ing tho yenra which Intervened be tween that day and thin. Thrco times did tho Democratic par ty, under tho guldauco and leadership "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL KIP &&' of llohcrt E. Hurke, sweep the city of Chicago and three times did Carter II. Harrlspn the Lesser mount into the Mayor's chair a winner. Three times did till the Job holders and pup suck ers who ilow constitute the majority of the Ingrates' Union which Is at present working for Hurke's downfall, renew their connection with the pay roll through his unparalleled efforts and Indomitable energy. It was phe nomenal! To-day the Mutation Is even more phenomenal! Hut even though the organized ap petite at the City Hall may be, Indeed Is, the embodiment of ingratitude, the rank and tile of the Democratic party is, we repeat, grateful, and that party, through Its Independent and unfetter ed representatives lu Its central or ganization, will, we believe, stand by one of the best frleuds and most faith ful servants It has ever had ltobert Emmet Hurke. Only one hundred and twenty-one days more of Harrison as Mayor! Speculation has been rife all the week as to Just how many votes lu tho Democratic Central Committee the dif ferent wings or dlvlslous of the party control. Of course the City Hall cabal claims everything, The coyotes of the party who have been howling in chorus for the past twelve months, mid who ore howling louder than ever now that tlie smell of the "llesh pots of Egypt" Is once more in their nostrils with the approach of tlie spring elections, are claiming the earth. They claim sov-cuty-one votes, Just as they claimed last week, and "Willy the Wabbler" claimed even on Monday evening, that "Harrett was with the Mayor." Nobody minds this pack as It howls Its claims In chorus. Everybody knows that with them the wish Is lather to the claim. .Mr. Harrett ami Mr. Melilllon are not Indulging in tlgurcs. They know pretty well "where they nre at," and they have up to date contented them selves with saying they have enough to win out. That Is all that Is neces sary. Only one hundred mid twenty-one days more of Harrison as Mayor! It is announced that everything has been harmonized In the Drainage Hoard lu regard to the election of a President for the ensuing year, and that Trustee William Legner will bo elected to that position to succeed Trusteo Thomas A. Smyth. Mr. Leguer has been set a high standard of excellence by his nble and hard-working predecessor, but wo be llovo that gentleman to bo thoroughly capnblo of maintaining It. Mr.- Leg tier Is a thorough business man, of splendid reputation, undoubted ability kBBDiiWi IN NONE." TWELVE PAGE8. and absolute Integrity. He Is one of the best men who could bo chosen for the Important mid arduous duties of this office, and he will command the confidence of the public from the start, The Eagle congratulates Mr. I.cgner and the hoard upon the probability of his election to tho Presidency. Only one hundred and tweuty-oue 'days more of Harrison as Mayor! There docs not seem to be much talk of election contests Just now, Tlie completed returns knocked the wind out of all that. To the surprise of everybody the Leg islative Voters' League has mustered up courage enough to bray mildly about what It accomplished In the re cent election. Well, the poor things are surVly entitled to whatever conso lation they can get out of it, Nobody should begrudgo them auythlng so small. "Up to date there Is only one candi date for treasurer of the committee, and City Clerk Loetller probnbly will be chosen," says the Tribune. This Is good. If there Is anybody mentioned in this discussion who is certain to be defeated. It Is "Willy tho Wabbler," the man whose "string of wards" tried to knife Thomas E. Har rett mid accomplish his defeat lu the last election. Only ono hundred mid tweuty-otio days more of Hnrrlsou as Mayor! Outrageous mid uncalled for as was the splenetic attack upon Hon. John Mc (Illicit by tho City Hall cabal, It has proved to lie really a good thing for that gentleman's candidacy for tbecom. nilttee leadership. This Is not the first boomerang that lias been Issued by the wiseacres of the cabal. "1 am for John Medlllen for chair man all tlie time," said Sheriff-elect Harrett tlie other day, "and I hope to see him elected. 1 regard him as the ablest and best man available for tho place mid I will do anything I can to help him. This abuse of him of late is all wrong mid has made him more my friend than ever." There spoke a true mail and a loyal friend. Now that Harrison fixes up his slates nt midnight, would It not bo proper to term lilm tho "nightmare,-" Only one hundred and twenty-one days more of Harrison as Mayor! Along comes tho nx trust. It will bo followed by tho hammer trust. Then what will the knockers do? BARREn AND VICTORY The Slogan Before Which Harrison and His Coterie Will Be Bouted Next Tuesday. Sheriff-Elect Declares He Will Stand by McGillen for Committee Chairmanship---Opens Headquarters. Election of Well-Known Leader and the End of Fay-Roll Dictation Seem Asiured. Principal Jack-in-Offlce Makes a Fatal Blun der in Openly Antagonizing the New Sheriff. Last "Count of Noses" by Oity Hall Leaves the Mayor's Mercenaries Panic Stricken. Next Tuesday Mayor Harrison and his payroll brigade will be deposed from their position as "bosses" of tho Democratic party, by the County Cen tral Committee, which will hold Its an nual meeting on that day for the pur pose of electing officers. Thenceforth real Democrats Instead of self-seeking schemers and professional Job-holders will be lu charge of tlie affairs of the party. On Tuesday last Sheriff-elect Harrett struck the llrst blow for the downfall of Harrisotilau bossNm when he open ed headquarters at the Oram! I'aelllc Hotel for tlie purpose of organizing a light for Joliu Mcdillen lu tlie hitter's candidacy for Chairman of the County Central Committee. The following telegram, sent to ev ery member of that body on Monday afternoon. Is the hand wilt lug on the wall for Harrison mid ids clique: "Kindly endeavor to meet me at the Urnnd I'aelllc Hotel, parlor Hour, Hoi glum room, to-morrow. Tuesday. Nov. -.". any time after II o'clock In the aft ernoon. It will be appreciated. "THOMAS K. HAIlltKTT." This step was taken by Mr. Harrett only after be had had u personal In terview with Mr. Harrison and found out for himself tho true caliber of Chi cago's Mayorettc. That Mr. Harrett will sweep the decks, and that (he Mayorettc and his City Hall coterie will lie found among Hie flotsam mid Jetsam after the battle Is over, there Is not the slightest doubt. The Democracy, that Is all of It that is true, manly and Independent (and that, fortunately, Is the overwhelming majority) will Hock to the banner of Harrett, Indeed it may be stated a u matter of fact It lias already rallied there. The free mid Independent Democrats of Cook County know now that Sheriff- elect Harrett and hN frleuds, lu their efforts for harmony, have been openly limited and dolled by Chicago's May orettc, who insists on setting himself up ns the great "1 Am" of the Demo cratlc party In Cook County. They know that the would-be auto crat and dictator of the City Hall has announced Hint he will tolerate no slate and uo man's choice for any or tlee In the central organization but bis own. And this slate he has announced his Intention of forcing down the throat of the Democratic party In spile of any and nil protests, be they from Sheriff-elect Harrett, John Mclilllcu, Itoherr E. Hurke, John I. Hopkins, linger C. Sullivan, John Powers, Thos. Cuban, or anybody else, bo they Tll dcultcs, Harrett Ites, Hurkeltes, or oth erwise, lu other words, "Illzzoner" has given out tho ultimatum that he Is the Democratic party, and his camp followers, satellites and flunkeys are to lie tho otllcers and chief bottle wash ers thereof. Indeed, Harrison's attitude has been well described as that of defiance to almost every element uud every liillu eiico In tho party, except his own Im mediate clique, and personal bench men. It Is lu taking up this posit Inn, how ever, that Mayor Harrison lias uiado his most grievous mistake and has In fact succeeded lu digging his own po NUMBER 686. Oabal Iltlcal grave. He has chosen to mako an Issue of himself and his own polit ical aspirations lu the forthcoming or ganization of the party machinery, and lu doing so he hns had tho further lack of Judgment to place In Issue along with himself against the rest of the Democratic party the band of payroll patriots which constitutes his follow ing. That the Democratic party, and, In deed, the public at large Is tired of the payroll brand of patriotism of which Harrison and following nre the Incar nation, goes without saying. The party and the public have made up their minds that It Is time to revolt against dictation and domination from this source. The election of Thomas E. Harrett to the Shrievalty shows this conclus ively. Mr. Harrett was not tlie politi cal creature or Hie Harrison payroll brigade, mid on that account, as much ns anything else perhaps, he received in addition to the full vote of tho reg ular Democrat Ic party of Cook County the votes and active support of nil citizens who object to otllce-holdeM dictating to the public lu election times. Sheriff-elect Harrett won out on his personal popularity, with the aid of hundreds of friends who knew lilm and respected him for himself, while he received nt the same time the full strength of his party vote, being nil his life a loyal Democrat on princi ple. It Is to such a man as this that the luslgnlllciint occupant of tho Mayor' chair has tluug down the gage of bat tle and Issued the declaration that lio (Harrett) must either relinquish tho claims he bus advanced for recogni tion for his best friend. John McCil leu, and swallow his (Harrison's) "slate" or be retired absolutely from all nctlve participation In the affairs of the party. Of course, Sheriff-elect Harrett lias declined to accept the cold-blooded proposals of the would-be autocrat of tho Democratic putty uud has accepted the gage of battle. Only one hundred ami tweuty-oiio days more of Harrison as Mayor! ll ere Is something worth perusal by Chicago Democrats. It Is taken from Hie columns of a reliable and truthful contemporary: "John E. Tansey of tho Fifteenth Ward Is said to have held an exciting Interview with the Mayor Tue-ilay. Alter Tansey had declared his reasons for supporting Hurke on grounds of gratitude Mr. Harrison Is said to liavo Interjected: '"What is tho matter with ine? Haven't 1 kept you on the pay roll for six years?' "To this Tansey Is sakl to have re plied: " 'And haven't I and other Democrats In Chicago kept you on the pay roll for six years' Why should you dictate whom I should support?' " This answer does credit to Tansey' manhood. Hut Just think of It; this Is file Mayor who had the gall to ask Sheriff-elect Harrett not to use the pat ronage of Ills otllco lu tho contest for control of tho central committee. j-LliMtoW jjSSi.aifegiafe'S'.V: 'JV--4A':,-i '1,l?.f v jftrif-- yy;- itjy",yy,Viw,f-' ,-",i)y .