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3LC PICKING A CANDIDATE. Charles F. Qunther Now Holds the Boards for the Democratic May oralty Nomination. Boom of Big Dimensions Started for the Popular City Treasurer by County Democracy. Hany Other Good Men Mentioned) Including Mesiri. Payne, Barnum, Prentiss, Waoker and Seipp. Republicans Have Good Mayoralty, Timber on Hand, Judge Brentano Being in the Lead. Another Act of Political Double Dealing on the Part of the Local Poo-Ban General Political Gossip. Democrats and Republicans nllko aro commencing to speculate aud gossip concerning the approaching spring llimpillgn. Incidentally, Mayor Harrison Iiuh put lu his oar In n manner tlmt linn surprised politicians lu Chicago, but of tlmt more- anon. Just ut present Hon. Charles F. Gun ther Is most prominently before the footlights ns the probable choice of the Democratic party for the Mayoralty nomination. It Is too early, however, for any positive declaration on this subject, particularly as there are several other names of equally prominent nnd popu lar Democrats being discussed and urged by their respective admirers and partisans. Among these are such well known nud respected citizens us Judges John ltarton Payne. William II. Bamum, William Prentiss, Hon. Charles II. Wacker, Hon. William C. Selpp nnd others of similar caliber nud Htuudlug before the community. The boom for Mr. Guntucr, however, received it decided impetus through the last meeting of the Couuty Democracy when the veteran Democratic leader received a warm ovation and from which the various morning papers dis cussed Mr. Ounthcr's probable candi dacy uliout as follows: That portion of the slate which calls for the nomination of Mr. (iunther for Mayor next spring has been Inserted because the City Treasurer Is assist ing It. E. Burke iu his tight for re election ns Secretary. Mr. (iunther Is In n position to lend material assist ance to Burke nnd has already done so. Even before the City Treasurer cast his lot with Burke and against the Mayor he was talked of for the nomi nation. At the Inst election Mr. Ounther showed lie was more popular than the Mnyor by running 4,(00 votes ahead of Harrison. He ran far ahead of City Clek Loefller and the other cnudldntps on the Democratic ticket. In connec tion with Mr. Gunther's candidacy many of his friends nnd adherents are telling a story tlint shows the trend of public opinion, they nssert. Sunday morning a group of promi nent men, among whom were an Airier man, the head of a City Hall de partment, and several other Demo cratic leaders, eutered Into a discus sion of the Mayoralty question. One of the most prominent of these leaders was asked as to who would be the next Mayor. "Let us take a vote on It," he said. Cards wero passed around and a straw vote taken with the ie suit that Mr. Guuthcr received eight otcs out of eleven. There is uo doubt that Mr. ( iunther would make one of the strongest men the Democrats lould put up for tho Mayoralty. He has a (lawless record ns a business man nnd public official. In tho City Council, Mr. Gunthcr as Alderman from tho Second Ward, was a power for good, being Jnvnrlnbly found on the right side of every ques tion that came up for discussion. Ah City Treasurer his record Is without a blemish. Ho has, us has been already pointed out. demonstrated more than oute his popularity with the voters and the gen eral public of this city, and there Is uo doubt whntet er that he would do so again if given the opportunity through tho Democratic nomluatlou for Mayor next spring. All of this Is said without any de traction from the merits of the other gentlemen named as possible nomi nees of the party. Any one of these would make a most acceptable Candi da to to tho great majority of the Dem ocratic party, and would, if elected, make an ideal Mnyor. The discussion of tho names of theso leading Democrats and distinguished citizens Is, by the way, a remarkable proof of tho accuracy of our statement marie many moons ago that Carter II. Harrison was simply out of it. That Mnyor Harrison lias an Itch for another renomlnatlon, however, Is as true as that he has not a ghost of a show of succeeding himself as Chief Executive, of this city. This Is dem uiistrntcd by tho fact that with his characteristic methods lu politics Har rison has very recently been caught In the net of throwlug over his loyal friend. John E. Owens and seeking nn alliance with Hon. Clarence E. Har row, to whom It Is alleged the little Too Bah of the City Hall has under taken to offer tho nomination for City Attorney upon the same ticket ns him self. This, of course, iroes to nrovo throe things, namely, that Hnrilson has the bee ,ln his bonnet again with his eyes Mcouiiy uxeu ou me payroll, also tlmt he believes, and with much reason, that the name of the brilliant and pop ular Harrow on the city ticket would strengthen himself, nnd that he (Hnr ilson) Is willing to throw his utile and faithful follower, Owens, overboard ruthlessly and without compunction the moment he finds It suits bis own Hellish political ambitions to do so. That this Idea has forced Itself Int.. the minds of many from tho moment mat .Mayor Harrisons overtures to .Mr. narrow been mo nubile nrnnertv may be Judged from the following ex tract rrom the Chronicle, which Is typ ical or tne mnnner In which the Inci dent has been discussed generally In tne daily papers: "While the opposition to Mayor Har rison Is bringing together tho men who favor the election of Mr. Mrnnii.n k chairman of the County Committee, Mayor Harrison's tactics ore causing dissension among his adherents. Tho report that the Mayor has sent nn emissary to Clarence 8. Dnrrow to re quest him to run on the Democratic ticket as City Attorney Is disquieting to the friends of the Mnyor. City At torney Owens Is a candidate for tho attorneyship and Is not likely to relish the action of the Mayor In promising the place to nnother man." The Eagle desires to say before dis missing this subject Unit It doubts very much if Mr. Dnrrow could bo In duced to associate himself In any wny politically with Muyor Hnrrlson. Thero are wounds even lu political warfare that cannot be healed. And incidents not yet u year old arc too fresh In th recollection of this great lawyer and splendid citizen, n man who never has been known to lie false to n friend or even to the memory of one to nermlt of Clarence Dnrrow even seriously con sidering a proposition to have his name printed ou the same ticket with that of Carter II. Harrison. Tho Eagle desires, further, to say that any attempt to dump John E. Owens next spring will be regarded by the lank and (lie of the Democratic party as arrant political treachery. Mr. Owens Is one of the brightest and brainiest young Democrats lu Chicago; he has made a most excellent City At torney, and nobody can ndviinco any good reason why Mr. Owens should bo thrown over. He certainly deserves re-election if ever a public olllclal did. On the Republican side, Judgo Then doro Brentano Is much fawircd. The best Judges of political tondltlons and possibilities iu that party say he Is by far tho strongest and most available man for the nomination. Ho has mario no "entangling alliances," and has never ideiititled himself with factions. He has been nil his, life a bioad-gauge Itepubllcan, n man of liberal Ideas and one who as it practising lawyer In his youth and as it Judgo In his more ma ture years has given evidence of a well-balanced tnlud, au equitable dis position, nnd the courage to adhere strictly to the lino of justice In all things. It is urged further that he has the entire North Hide with lilm; tlmt tho powerful and popular Fred Busso Is his personal friend, and Is with lilm, as mo .Tames Pease, Itobert M. Simon and other powerful Itepubllcan leaders of the North Side. Ho has the personal friendship of John M. Smyth, William Lorlmer, Christopher Mamer, Henry L. Hertz, Philip Knopf and other men of Influence In the purty, while on tho South Side his relations with such men ns T. N. .Tnmleson, John J. Hnnberg nnd others of slnillnr standing Is said to bo of tho best. Judge Brentano, be sides, Is popular with nil elements among the voters. Other candidates also being mention ed, and whose claims nre being strong- snilv ,sBBBBBPsaiPc WKamM&U . xs ""Vvj Vitw! MssTv : - $m:zmm r" 't ' BBW ": iM DMiE & IBBBBBBBBBBBBBBr" i SBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB&JBBBBBBBBBBBBBBS: HON. ROBERT E. BURKE. Faithful StcrtUry of th Democratic Counjy Central Committee. Whose Re election Seems Now Assured. ly urged, nro Sheriff Ernest J. Mnger starit, Fred II, Uphntn, William Hate Thompson nnd Charles E. Hyde, nil of whom nre strong and popular men. Hon. Daniel "5. "Slc.Siiihon. tho attor ney for the Bonrd of Education, is In lino for a Judicial nomination nt the hands of the Democratic party next year. His nomination would menu his election. Business methods will prevail lu tho Couuty Treasurer's office lifter Mr. John J. Hnnberg tnkes hold next month. No better man could bo selected by the Republicans for a Judicial nomina tion ucxt summer than Hon. Klckhnm Scnnlnu. Ho Is a lawyer of command ing ability, nnd would make a most desirable addition to the Judiciary of Cook County. Hon. Ernst Hummel will probably tie elected treasurer of the now Demo cratic County Ceutral Committee. Ho Is Just the man for the place. Busi ness men and financiers have confi dence In lilm, nnd he would be an In valuable udjuuet to the machinery of the party. The splendid race madebyMr.Lymnn E. Cooley, under circumstances of ex ceptlonai difficulty, stamps him ns ouo of the most popular Democrats In this county. His name upon any ticket of the party iu futuro campaigns would add greatly to Its strength. Hon. John McMitnaiuuu will un doubtedly be heard from iu the next Legislature. Ho is n man of Integrity, Intelligence nud Industry, and will bo found a force for good lu tho General Assembly next winter. Dr. T. N. Jnmleson says there is "nothing in the talk" about a cabinet position for him. Not that there had not been a movement in that direction, backed by the leading Republicans of Chicago, but because, as the genial doctor himself puts It, he would "rath er live on snowballs lu Chicago than have thu best Job lu the cabinet ut Washington." Wo don't blame lilm. Mr. Sigmuuri Zclslcr, recognized as one of Chicago's greatest lawyers, will beyond doubt be onco again honored by tho Democratic nomination to the bench Just as soon as the Legislature makes It possible to legally hold an other Judicial election. Mr. Edwin Wnlker Is a man whose ability and absolute honesty as n mem ber or the County Board is thoroughly recognized by the public. There aro future unit higher honors lu store for Mr. Walker, and he is deserving of them. Hon. M. E. Hunt, whoso election to the Legislature from tho Fifth DIs tilct was a worthy recognition of faith ful services, Is a young lawyer of great ability. What's the matter with Mr. Hunt for leader of the Democratic minority lu thu House of Representa tives. Hon. Henry 0. Beltler Is saying noth ing but sawing wood In hU candidacy for the Speakership. The situation lu this contest hus now become so tangled up that It Is any man's light, and Mr. Beltler's chances of winning out nro as good as those of auy other candi date In the field. Wo wish him suc cess. Alderman jouu J', smiilskl Is cer tainly ono of tho best representatives of the people over elected to tho City Council, Ho Is unquestionably one of the strongest men In his party lu this city, and his uamo us it candidate for any ofllco would always add to the stieiigth of Republican tickets. 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Mr. Patterson will mako his residence at Springfield during the term of tho Legislature, where he will be accompanied)' his charming young bride. Very rarely indeed has a young mint entered public life mirier such bright and auspicious circumstances. The Eagle wishes lilm good luck. Hon. Miles Kehoo Is one of Chicago's Itest and most popular Justices of the peace. He Is also among tho most In fluential members of the Republican party lu Chicago. There Is uo. abler or better lawyer la Chicago than Hon. Miles J. Devlne. This gentleman Is bound to be heard from In the next Democratic Judicial convention, which will be held lu tho spring or summer of 1003. Ex-Alderman Muelhoefer would make an excellent running mate ns candidate for City Clerk with the next Itepubllcan caudlrinto for Mnyor. It Is -believed that Mr. Muelhoefer can have the nomination If he wants It, Mr. Silencer Ward Is one of tho most popular as well its one of the brightest Inwyers In Chicago. He will certainly be nominated by tho Democrats lu tho next Judicial convention. Hon. Thomas A. Smyth has made n splendid President of Mio Board of Sanitary Trustees. During the year now coming to it close Mr. Smyth has acted In that capacity iu such a man ner as to wlu tho thorough approval of the taxpayers ami the confidence nud admiration of his colleagues. From tho very beginning of his term of office Mr. Smyth displayed the most con spicuous ability. A business man by Instinct nud training, he had uo diffi culty In grasping the affairs of tho dlstilct and iu controlling and guiding them along business Hues. One of the things which hurt tho Mayor Is tho attack upon John Me (Illicit, believed to have been inspired by him. It was this that aroused tho ire of Sheriff-elect Barrett, who was endeavoring to secure harmony. When friends of the Mnyor bopiu to abuse Mcdlllen, who is Barrett's closest friend, the Sheriff-elect considered tho attack as ait Insult to himself, Inas much as ho had declared himself In favor of McOlllen. Ono of the most extraordinary fea tures of the attack upon Mr. McOlllen Is the fact that It has been directed In n wny that makes support of any kind from a' most Influential section of tho Democratic party, and one, too, for which "Carter" has been recently nngliug, absolutely Impossible. The Mnyorette must have poor political advisers Just now. Barrett's meeting with his friends nre held In daylight In the Belgium loom of the Grand Pacific. As legards his appointments, the new Sheriff says nono ns yet has bceu Marrlngo Is a lottery In which a girl sometimes doesn't got a chance to take a chance. 0wm .. v v. vtfw S.EJlvTx: "W,-i,.r.ifJ" & x J &.' been decided on. He has received thou sands of applications, most of which he would have to refuse, ns there nro not nearly enough places to go nrouud. He said he would make the selections himself nud would not have any one forced ou hint by any "political or ganization or committee." This will be sad news to u number of aspirants who hud been led to believe the new Sheriff would distribute his patronage among the wards according to the recommendations of the ward clubs. Mr. Barrett's Intention, how ever, Is understood to be to use the patronage its he himself sees fit per sonally, and Its distribution will large ly depend on the outcome of the con test over the organization of the Couuty Committee. The Pay-Roll Brigade has during thu past week inado It n point to give out with a grcaf flourish of trumpets that Mayor Harrison had succeeded lu pledging Sheriff-elect Barrett uot to use tho patronage of his office In thu light for control of thu Central Com mittee. This Is not only untrue, but If the attempt was made It wus tho height of Impudence. It was uot only au Impertinent attempt to Interfere with another man's rights and prerog atives, but it holds tho Mnyorette up In the peculiar light of absolute Incon sistency. Has thu Mayor given any promise to anybody that ho will not use the City Hall patronage in his end of the contest? Hero Is an excerpt from au nrtlclo from the Chronicle which contains n good character sketch of Sheriff-elect Barrett Inclosed In a small space: "Mr. Barrett's dally mall wns taken to Milwaukee each morning by his sec retary, Michael Olblln. nud Mr. Bar rett worked with him u couple of hours it day classifying and arraug lug the applications nud saying "No" to most of them. "That comes harder than nnytliliig else," ho said. "I have beeu sitylng 'Yes' to everybody all my llfo nud It conies mighty hard to say 'So' now, but I find I have to do It, and It Is better for me to say 'No' thitu to let these people think I can glvo them work when I cau't." The candidacy of Representative elect Henry C. Beltler for the Speaker ship of the House of Representatives Is progressing satisfactorily and with n fair outlook for success. L. V. Sherman called on Mr. Beltler tho other day to Inquire whether Mr. Beltler and his friends Intended to go Into n caucus of the Cook Couuty Republican Representatives. Mr. Beltler replied that beforo giving a definite answer to the question he would have to consult with his friends. He snys he does not wish to bo con sidered a local candidate, because ho has friends out lu the State as well as In Cook County. He also declared that the movement In favor of his caudldney Is not Identical with the Cook - County man for Senator moo stinted by 0. W. Church. Chairman Rowo and Secretary Hoy of the Republican State Committee sent Monday last to the precinct com mitteemen throughout tho Statu let ters thanking them for tho excellent work done by them lu tho cnmpalgu. With the Improvement lu the city's water supply, the school children may hae a chance soon to quench their thirst iu school hours without drink ing front a bottle. Tho proposal to turn on tho water again In the school buildings was con sidered by 1'resldcnt Mink and sev eral members of tho School Bonrd. A lesolutlon will probably be presented to tho board meeting Wednesday even ing directing Chief Engineer Waters to give tho children drinking water ngiiln. The water has been shut off ever since tho typhoid fever scare of tho early fall. i 4 VOICE OF THE PEOPLE, Correipondenoe from liny Headers of the Cbloago Eagle on Subject! - of Pobllo Interest Political, Municipal, Economic, Social and Other Questions Treated from Various Points of View. Citii eni from Many Parts of Town Writ of Men and Brents of the Day. Pointed Questions Asked Regarding the Trans actions of Public Bodies and of Political Leaders. Qossip of the Oity and of the Oountry Forms the Subject of Com- munications. Chicago, Dec. 24, 1102. To the Editor of The Chicago Eagle: Dear Sir Is not the Mnyor as amen able to the civil service law of this city as any employe of the administra tion V My reason for asking this ques tion Is this: According to certain newspapers the Mayor Is now enguged In using his Influence over certain em ployes of the city who Implicit to be members of the County Central Com mittee, with n view, It would seem, of Inducing, If not compelling, them to act according to his way of think ing In certain political disputes and discussions now going on In the Demo cratic party. I am uot saying that this Is actually and absolutely the case, but If It Is' true, Is uot such action lit contravention of the civil service law? I would also like to know If city em ployes are not protected In their im sltlons by the law. My Impression Is that they are so protected, and that they are at full liberty to act In poll tics and political matters Just as their conscience dictates without the slight est fear of Intimidation or coercion' by any one. Auy attempt of the 'kind, I believe, can be met by au npiieal to the law which will afford them. If I am uot vastly mistaken, ample protec tion. If the law Is good far anything It should be good for this, nnd I think It Is well that those for whoso protec tion It wns framed and enacted Into law should know It. Yours for Jus tice, CITY EMPLOYE. To the Editor Chlcngo Eagle: Dear Sir During the week Just past I noticed tlmt nt Inst tho City Council has apparently made up Its mind to refuse longer to be absolutely run by Mayor Harrlsou, as If It were elected for no other purpose than to enter to every whim, caprice and po litical scheme uf tlmt Individual. Mayor Harrison's policy of delay lu regnrd to thu final settlement of tho traction question received a serious set back, and a very severe rcbuko into the bargain, at last Monday week's ses sion or the Council, and It Is but stat ing a fact to say that there Is a feeling of genuine satisfaction among the tax payers over the Incident lu question. By burying In a hostile commlttco a sot of resolutions and an ordlnuuco cal culated to postpone tho street railway problem Indefinitely, the representatives of tho people In the legislative wing of the city (administration have declared au end to Harrison's pet program lu this regard, Tho public Is sick and tired of the manipulation of tho traction problem for the purposo of making of It a perpetual campaign Issue, und the City Council has at last brought Itself up to tho level of taking Issue with tho mail and the methods In tho case. The dally press Is practically a unit In con demning tho tricky maneuvers of thu Mayor, and In Insisting that the public shall no longer be subjected to untold hardships and Inconvenience in order that Harrison may have a campaign issue on Ice right along to the end of the present generation. The Chronicle puts the situation beautifully when It says: "Mayor Harrison's 'municipal owner ship' project of procrnstluatlou as to street railroad franchises and all other franchises was stepped on heavily by the Couucll Monday night. " It Is plain to everybody who cares to seo that Mr. Harrison seeks to keep this frnnchiso matter dragging along Indefinitely In order that he may use It to promote bis own political fortunes, Ho Is posing as the great friend of tho people by scheming for delay In tho settlement of the fran chise question until they can vote three or four times more on ono phase or an other of the matter, and his Immediate object Is to get himself re-elected Mayor. "Tho members of the Council evident ly appreciate the fact that what tho people really want Is a right settlement of the busjness, and not moro voting." The Trlbuno says: "That which the people want most Is Improved car service. They know thoy will not get It until a permanent ar rangement has been made with the companies, which cannot afford to In stall new and costly plants until they kuow where they stand. "Tho people who are served by the traction companies complain of over crowded cars, of slow running time, and of other inconveniences, If thoy were asked whether they prefer to wait for better service until the General Assem blyIn which the Influence of corpora tions which do not believe In munici pal ownership Is great has enacted a municipal ownership law It Is certain they would nuswer promptly that they were not willing to wait. This an-, swer would be made by most of the men who have voted for municipal own ership. They are not so wedded to their theories as to be ready to sacrifice their comfort to them Indefinitely." The other dally papers, with one ex ception, follow in much the same strain. I am glad, as a reader of the Eagle, to bear testimony to thu fact that that Join mil took this view or the situ ation long ago and sought to Impress It upon Its contemporaries. I am glad to find that they have finally come nrouud to your opinions by the Irresist ible logic of events. Meantime It Is now plain to all that the people nre determined to have tan gible Improvements instead of Intan gible fads, and uever-endlug campaign slogans for Mayor Harrison. Apologizing for so far Intruding upon your space, I am yours respectfully, SOUTH CHICAGOAN. Discerning citizens, and particularly Democrats posted In party affairs, will be nolo to Judgo pretty closely of these matters for themselves, by a perusal of the following, which Is a full list of the membership of the new commit tee and which Tho Eagle prints for the Information of Its readers: Ward Committeemen - Joint J. Coughlln, Mlcbnel Kenna, Frank W, Solon, M, J. Fitzgerald, Pat White, Harry Kcrwln, James Dalley, Henry Btucknrt, Charles Martin, T. J. Qulg ley, Thos. flnhnn, William O'Connell. Tlios. p. Fly nn, Ed F. Brcnnan, Janie Mathews, Peter Pernod, William Loeff-' ler, John J. O'Brien, Edw. Novak, John J. Sullivan, A. J. Sabath, J. F. Joyce, John A. Mullen, F. W. Ble wersdorf, John E. Owens, M, II, Rog ers, Roger 0. Sullivan. Thos. F. Little, Jos. F. Oreln, J. P. Tunsey, Stanley II. Kunz, W. A. Dover, Peter Klelu, John J. Brcnnan, M. C. Conlon, John Powers, T. E. Ryan, John J. Hayes, Ocorge McConuell, Itobert E. Burke, John Haderlcln, John F. O'Mullcyi William H. Lyiunu, James. J. Orny, Frank X. Brandecker, Frank J. Pans, J. E. Connor, William Qiiln Ian, Albert Schonbeck, Matthew Ev erts, Ernst Scliurmau, Silas Leachmnii, Percy Fltzhugh, John W. Ollden, W. G, Korth, Thos. Carey, M. P. Byrne, Al derman M, Mclnerney, D, J, Rlorrinn, John Fitzgerald, Poter Taylor, Geo. E. Brennan, Charles Sanderson, Win. E. Qulnii, Eugene E. Block, Frank S. Ryan, James E. Daley, John H. Clark, J. J. O'Connor. Congressional Committeeman John It. Caverly, Samuel Palmer, James K. Finn, Hnrry Hlldreth, John E. Trae ger, P. Donohue, Edw. Kelly, William Lumpp, Thos. F. Scully, D. J. Egnn, Frank Kllcrane, Michael Magulre, . John T. Ray, Henry Arp, James O'Brien, John Czeknlla, Michael Hughes, James F. Bowers, E. M, La It Iff, Michael Fitzgerald. Senatorial Committeemen Thos. J. McNally, Thos. Fitzgerald, Martin Ho nan, M, J. Doherty, David It. Levy, Win. H. Ehmann, John Keogh, Patrick Carroll, James Long, Dr. Hall, Edw. Prlndlvllle, Juines E. McGlnley, Will iam R, Skldmore, William Kelts, Peter Waterloo, Fred E. Eldred, M. J. O'Douougb, John Broderlck, John IL Sullivan. Country Committeemen Ross C Hull, Francis Stoelke, Peter Klpley, Jumes A, Pugh, Charles 8toeffel,-The-odoro B. Thlele. Johu Henry Miller, of McLennsboro, Is said to be tho Republican "organiza tion," or "administration," candidate for Speaker of the Forty-third General Assembly for the present, Thu other six who went into a blind pool by agreement ut tho Great Northern last Friday aro out of tho field Ed C, Cur tis, Cicero J. Llndley, Curl -8. Burgett, Dr. J, A. Wheeler, D. E. Shanahan und Charles W. Kopf, and E. D, Shurtleff. They havo formally resigned all of their Speakership pretensions, It Is nnnounced that Stephen Griffin has been slated for tho Clerkship of tho Drainage Board. No better man could bo appointed to the position. f i -A ,wt.totrHauHr a i H tWMtHtP-i-t f I " nr J??ty t h ,? ttff ""U(liV