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"INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINQ& NEUTRAL IN NONE.1 t fib m i m ft VOLUME XXV11. WAR CLOUDS INCREASE Liquor Dealers' Association Comes Out Forcibly in Opposition to Re-election of Harrison and Palmer. "Onnery's" Thousand Dollar License Fee Ordinance Cause of Trouble that Staggers Payroll Brigade. Said Not to Be in Interest of Temperance Cause Is It a Saloon Trust? Is Now the Question. iidfltt "Whatever the Motive, " Palmer's Measuro a Deadly Blow. Harrison as Political Patron of Twenty-first Ward Alderman Finds New Force W Opposing Him. Tilt! great liquor Interests of Chi t'UKo nro iqi In iirmx iigulust "Onm-iy'' Palmer, mill the Individual who Is m-n-orally regarded in Unit gentleman's patron iintl discoverer,' politically, Mayor Carter II. Harrison. It may have slipped some people's memory, lint It In a fact that "Onnery" wan elected Alderman of the Twenty llrst Waul nearly two years ago, ami although this event wiih much hei aid ed and accompanied liy u great Hour InIi of trumpets, thero hart followed mi tremendous upheaval or revolutioniz ing of municipal nffulrs ever since. The only occasions "Onnery" Iiiik lieeii heai d from In olllulnl capacity slncu his eleetlou were mill1 when ll wax auuouiieed hi tlm Unstern papers that a Chicago Aldermiiu In an auto mobile had pit lost In the eouutry roads down Kant, ami again when young Mr. Palmer, as Ahlermau from tho Twculy-llrst Ward, Introduced an oidluaneo In the Council Increasing saloon license fcert from $.'00 to $l,ui(i K-r year. This wart Introduced by "Onnery" liefoio he had well settled In Id Heat In tho Conuell, ami It Is generally un deistnod that Mayor Harrison knew all alioiit. Thin In the reason, ami It Ik a very cogent one at that, why 1 ho liquor hell ers of Chicago, olio of the greatest mid moht powerful Interests In the elty, tint up In aruirt against tho re-elect Inn of lioth Palmer and UarrlKoii. Ah Is generally known In political circles, liolli theso gentlemen's terms of olllce expire next spring, and both Co before tho public as the branded foes of the liquor dealers of Chicago ami their Inteiests. Ami the peculiar thing about It Is that one of tho valuable assets of the Palmer estates Is a very elegant sa loon, located In the Palmer house, while It Is alleged that thero are also more than ouo or two nourishing sa loons on tho Hnrilsou pioperty In thu Tlrst Waul. Notwithstanding this, the liquor dealers declare that Isith must be re Km iled ax tho foes of that Hint of busi ness enterprise, and must be fought accordingly to thu last ditch next Hpllllg. Tho orpin of the liquor dealers' or giinlzntlon eaum out last week Hal footeil against both ami declined that both must bo defeated for re-elect Inn. In tho course of lis remarlvH con tvrnlng tho nialler, thu orpin In ques tion points out that mi Inuiein-u of Kit) per lent In tho license feu of the Palm er House bar would fall very lightly Indeed upon that concern, while, on thu other hand, It might hnvo tho ef fect of putting a number of thu suiiill lint Imliistiious saloons In thu Inline dlatu neighborhood of thu Palmer House out of business. In that way thu Increase of tho sa loon license fee, It Is Insinuated, might i-oino art a blessing In disguise Jo thu Palmer llousu bar, In thu sliapo of In creased trade. Of (nurse, there wiih no consideration or that kind back of thu Introduction of tho ordinance, u ipiestlou. Oh, lib. Hut reverting to tho political effect of this Incident, It is remarked as a peculiar circumstance that It 1m not likely to bcucUt either Mr, Palmer or Liquor Interests See in Mr. lInirloii In the estimation of thu ullra-teinperauce ptople, Inasmuch as tln fact that the prosperous bar In the Palmer House ami the existence of saloons on cerialn downtown property where the same could be prohibited by provisions In thu lease, goes to prove, II Is Insinuated, that It Is no overweening desire to forward the can hc of temperance that prompts thu Paluier-Harrlsoii thousand-dollar 11 tense ordinance. This, however, would lead to the lib a or, rather, suspicion of a saloon trust! Could thero be any such nigger In the thousand-dollar license wood pile' Is the Implied insinuation In thu many queries now being Hindu uncut tills matter. Whatever may be the uiotivo back of the Paluier-Jlarrlsou thousand-dollar license fee ordinance, one fact stands out beyond contradiction, how ever, and that Is that the saloon liquor Interests are solidly arrayed against both llariisoii and Palmer, ami will light I lie re-election of both to the cud. In regard to tho latter, tho friends ami supporters of thu Harrison pay roll brigade stand aghast over the pruspeci. There are a large number of leputablo saloons In certain sec tions of the Tweiity-llrst Ward, ami also a number of respectable ami In lliienthil liquor ilealers.' Uvtry one of them iecoguly.es thu fact that Mr. Palmer ami his ft lends are Inimical to their Interests, .lodging by the thousand-dollar llc'ensu fee Interest, It Is said, they have concluded that Messrs. Harrison ami Palmer would tint them all out of business, not only In tho Tweuty-llrst Want but all over tho elly. All, o'f course, but those In cluded In the "privilege" ariange incuts, ami these constitute only the exception which proven thu rule. So that when the spring primaries roll around, Messrs. Harrison ami Pal mer will llml arrayed against them a new ami powerful clement which will moro than offset the threatened Inter ference of the pollen forcu In thu Tweuty-llrst Waid. It looks, therefore, as If neither In dividual could have the representation of his home waul hi the conventions lu which their respective political pros licet k are centered. Ait "Antl-llarrl-sou" delegation In the elty convention, ami an "Aiili-Onnery" delegation lu thu ahlermanle convention of tho Tweuty-llrst Ward would be a sight Unit would please immensely not only the liquor Interest of Chicago, but thu great majority of tlm taxpayers of thin community. If ouo would only pause to take Into consideration thu facts and clreuiu stances hearing upon this Important condition now confronting thu public at large, thu mlschlevousiiess as well as thu siualliicss of thu Ideas upon which thlrt attack was madu upon thu IntercHtH of tho liquor merchants ami tho brewers of Chicago, 'could bo real ized. In thu llrst place, all tho great brow erles of Chicago nro largely Interested lu tho saloon business, ami no class of business men liavo contributed moro Boucrously, consistently and gladly to tho upbuilding of this city and tho OHIO AGO, SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 1903 ...!-. . HON. LEROY LQODDARD; ,, Recently Ele:ted President Fort Dearborn National Bank. maintenance of municipal government than this very class. Tho Importance of the liquor trade to Chicago's munici pal government may be gathered from these two facts: Tlm Income for thu city derived by saloon licenses alone Is about .:U)ii,(Kit) per annum. , Some years agd when there were no funds with which to pay the cost of operating the water system, and the city was threatened by all the calami nes attcmlciit upon a great community being even temporarily deprived of water, an aide and experienced mem ber of thu City Council, who was at that time Chairman of thu Finance Committee, had the snm of .V'joo.uai composed of saloon license fees at the time 111 the hands of thu City Collec tor, covered Into the water fund, and the threatened calamity was thereby averted. Ami this Is the trade which Messrs. Harrison ami Palmer are now engaged in trying to put out of busi ness. it Is probable, however, that the trade In question will largely aid In put ting the two individuals named out of business. As predicted by the llngle. Ihe'Jaek sou Day banquet was a splendid suc cess. Music and oratory held full sway, ItKl of the Ilower of the Democracy of the Wci-t did honor to the occasion, ami, best of all, thu payroll brigade, and the Pulled Order of Ingrates were conspicuous by their absence. There were present the men who con trol the party lu the State and the county. All of thu Democratic county olllclals, a former Democratic Mayor, a present and former City Treasurer, the ma.lmlty of tho members of the State ami County Committeemen, the National Committeeman ami thirty of the Democratic members of the Legis lature, Including the leaders in the Semite ami House, sat down at tho banquet boiiid. lu addition thero were Mayor Hose of Milwaukee and a score of the Demoer.itlu leaders of the State of Wisconsin. Thu esteemed Chronicle lu Its splen did report of tint proceedings perpe trated a sort of double somersault bull. Our contemporary says: "Thu most notablo ab-enteo at thu feast was Mayor Harrison." From this It would bo hard to con elude whether, Mayor Harrison "was at tho feast" or was an "absentee." One tiling, however, Is certain. Ho wasn't there. Hu probably was glad lu wasn't, for somo wholesome, fuels about himself ami his administration worn thero and then stated In good plain English, At any rate, thu banquet was a dis tinct step In tho direction of party re organization, and of thu elimination of llarilsonlsin locally. Chairman .lohn McTiilleti did the honors royally amj his speech was In part tj scathing arraignment of the principal Jack lu otllce and his follow ing of payroll patriots ami organized ingrates. Those at the speakers' table were: .lohn Mciilllcu. -lohn It. Williams, May or Hose, Senator Stringer, .lohn !'. Donovan. Former Mayor Hopkins. Sheriff Itarrelt. Thomas tiahau. City Treasmcr U. V. (iiiiilher, John It. Payne. During the banquet Democratic en thusiasm ran riot. It began when .lohn McClllen opened the banquet and did not end until .Mayor Kose, the last speaker on the piogram, had declared thai the Demociay was reunited and that bimetallism was a dead l-sue. Incidentally the Democrats rejoiced over the present c of two prospective Mayoralty candlil.ites. City Treasurer Charles 1". CuuthtT ami former .lodge .Ino. Mai ton Payne were seated conspic uously at the speakers' table and both were greeted as possible candidates for thu Mayoralty. Tho last meet In-,' of the City Council was lemarkable chlcily for much smoke, a icitalii quantity of hot air, ami little that was of practical use fulness to the city. The raid on the building ordinance, which was happily repulsed, shows the audacity of the "privilege" brokeis the nuilm-lty of the "privilege" fellows under the existing municipal adminis tration. No less than live orders for penults to violate tho law were put In, but thvy weie sent to committees where they will die, The efforts of The Kagle to secure a close scrutiny of the Council rciords by Aldermen Is evidently bearing good fruit. Police patiol wagon di Ivors petition ed the Council Monday night for a 'M per cent Increase in na.v. Thev re ceive :SIO a year for twelve hours' woik, seven days n week. Tho peti tion went to the llmiiu-o committee, as did u resolution from Alderman Moynl- ban raising the pay of day engineers iff tho I'olleo Department to sjl.i'uo a year. Should thu commliteo happen to report favorably on these measures they will bo vetoed by Mayor Harri son, whoso policy has been always an tagonistic to Increasing thu pay of po lice and llremcn. It was announced In tho Sunday pa per that thero was a horso meat ban quet In IJerllu a fow days ago at which -TWELVE PAGES. . u number of prominent citizens re galed themselves. That's nothing. We eat that every day hi Chicago ami don't know It. Of course, the Health Department Is too bu-i.v making war on the trac tion companies to pay attention to such a trilling detail as that. The prevalence, of contagious dis eases led to the passage of an or der at the Conuell for an assistant city bacteriologist and n medical Inspector for the municipal lodging-house, while an appropriation of s:i,XMi for an Isola tion hoxpltal for the parental school nUo went through, tjucry: Which will suffer most, the microbes, the hoboes or the Im-on-lglblesV The Kagle thinks the m.Npayers will get the short end of the stick. At the city convention of the Prohibi tion party Saturday afternoon Harold Itowntrte, a maiiufaeturcr. was elm sen eaiulldate for Mayor. .Mr. ltown treo Is icported to have said he could not accept. Thomas L. Hnlucn was nominated for City Treasurer, liny '. .McDonald for City Attorney and Hen ry II. (illl for City Clerk. Antl-llarrlson lorccs mobilized dur ing the week ami nu executive com mittee of twenty-live was appointed at a meeting of the political action com mittee loriued for the purpose of de feating the City Hall faction at the coming Democratic primaries, .lohn Powcis Is chairman and Itobcit ). llurke secretary of the working body. Itlehard V.. Ituike, attorney for tho County Democracy, was Instructed to make a formal demand on .lustlce A. .1. Sabath, former llnaiielal secrtiary, for the books and papers Indulging to the organization, which, It was said, Sabath has not turned over to his sue i essor, "Hob 1 tin kc would he more formid able If he had a better grip on his own waul," says the .loitrual. It s i happens that Mr. Itmke eontiolled the entire delegation from the waul lu the last County Convention, He will lead It Into the next convention. What does thu Join mil think Mr, Hurke should own lu the wind the earth? Hon. Fred A. Iltisse, by the way, was Inducted Into olllce as State Tteiisiirer during the week. No abler, ninio care ful or popular man ever held the otlleo than tho well-known North Side Hcptib llciiu lender. Mr, firaemo .Stewart has returned from Washington, D. 0., and Is now busy with his prlvatu affairs. 1'red As Hiissu Is lu Springfield. It was a quiet week hi thu Stewart camp, so far as nu nounccments were concerned. MORE JUDGES NEEDED Efforts to Prevent an Amendment of the Act Providjng for Six Additional Judges Regarded as III Advised, or an Attempt to Close the Courts to the Poor. Large Volume of Litigation Has Always Been Regarded as Indicative of Business Prosperity, Yet Parsimonious "Reformers" Would Restrict It, and Make Courts Only Accessible to the Rich. The Demand of Public and Bar Will, However, Be Heeded by the Legislature. Six additional Judges for the Cook County bench are needed ami the Leg islature of the State of Illinois has al ready recognized Hint iieed-by'pussliig. an act for the Increase of the .Indicia ry of this county, which act now stands upon the statute books of this State. The Legislature Is now called upon to reiilcdy an error of Its own manu facture III I he net which It passed providing for these sl additional Judgeships. Judging fiom certain articles cm minting i'ioiii both lay ami legal minds which have teeeiitly appeared lu the columns of the Tribune and eNewheie. It would seem as If there N to be a concerted mid eaiefiilly arranged effort to defeat any legislation looking to ward an lueieiise lu the Judiciary of Cook County. Arguing along tin- Hues laid down by one of these sapient dispensers of public wisdom, the Tribune has the following to say aiieut the proposition (recognized by all lawyers lu tho ac tive practice of their profession as a necessity) to amend the law providing for six additional Judges In our courts of record In such manner that said law can be compiled with by the Mit ers: "Two years ago there was languid popular acquiescence lu the demand for the creation of six new Judgeships lor Cook Comity," says our eouteinpo i ii ry. "The men who pretended to mi deistaml the situation best said the Judges were needed to clear the dock ets and give suitors speedy relief. This (icneral Assembly will be asked to do what Its predecessor did so Imper fectly that Its woik went for naught There should bo no popular aequles once lu the request this year. It should bo opposed. The reasons why It should be resisted were admirably set forth lu the article discussing the question written by Lambert Tu-o and printed among The IMItorlals by the Laity' in Sunday's Tribune." Itlglit here the Kagle ih-shcs to take Issue mildly with Its esteemed con temporary. Two .M-ars ago the popu lar acquiescence lu the demand for six now Judgeships was not "languid." Mt was aequlcsieiice, and that term Is sojueihliig that does not admit of an adjective. We confess that wi do not understand what the'esteemedTrlbiiue means bj languid acquiescence." It was pronounced, lu fact, it was not merely an acquiescence In a demand, but It was an accentuation and an em phatic Indorsement of a demand for a ieiued, for a public grievance. The Tribune goes on to say: "Mr. Tieo" (the corresiiomlent In question) "Is a lawyer. He has been on the bench, He Is a clear-sighted, dls passionate student of the situation. It Is his ilellherato conviction that tho proposition to make a batch of new judges Involves a serious danger. It Is- well understood that not all Judicial nominees are selected because of their high standing at tho liar ami their as sumed possession of Judicial qualltiea tlons of no mean order. Somo mo tho nominees of politicians, who select them because they will be grateful and allow the politicians to control what- lever patronage they have." NUMBER 6!)tf. Now this looks like an outrageous and uncalled for attack upon the char acter of the bench of Cook County by our usually caieful and conservative toiitciupoiary, as well us upon the In stitutions of the country, ami the Magic Is sui prised that the Tribune should fall Into such a grave eiror as to make any such statement. It It be "well un derstood that not all Judicial nominees me selected because of their high standing at the bar and their assumed possession of Judicial qualllleatlons." the Kagle would ask how It comes about that the bench of Cook County to-day Is without Haw or blemish, ami that fiom the standpoint of Integrity ami legal ability It has no superior In any community, huge or small, lu the woild? And both patties, lie It rcmclil beied, ate icpioscutcd on tile bench of Cook Comity by Judges nominated b. the pnity conventions ami elected by the people, lly what miracle was It that the danger polutid out by the Tribune and Its distinguished lontrllmtor was avoided lu the past? ".Mr. Tree has been on the biiieh," How could sm-h n good man have been selectnl ami elected under such circumstance's? And thete are others. Itut to continue our quotation limu our eouti tnpoiar.v. Says the Tribune: "When Judgeships have been cl cited lu bunches mitlt men ficqm-utly lmo been selected along with tit men. if sl new Judgeships weie to be authoi led, some good men would be chosen and, picsuiiinbly. some poor ones. An Increase lu the number of Inferior Judges will contribute to the weaken ing of the lulliieiice and standing of the Judlclar.x." That Is to s.t. that by piu-ulng a pol icy which has lesttlted In a high stand aid lu the pie-cut, we would produce icsitlts which would lower that stand ard lu the futiiie. Very Illogical rea soning, It seems to us, and unworthy of the great metropolitan dally lu ques tion. Hut this Is not all. "The woist Is jet to come." "Judge Tiee," continues oiu contem porary, "would hae no new Judges. Instead of adding to the number, he would ih ei case the oluiueol litigation. "Judge Tiee would lane the Leglslu title Incieaso the court uists of the los ing p.uty." So there we. huc the milk 111 the toeoauill, The opponents of an lu crease lu the Judiciary would 'lessen the volume of litigation." Did they ever pause to think Hint the amount id' litigation lu a great com munity is always an Indication of the i audition of business. The greater thu volume of litigation the more ptospor ous are business conditions. One con dition Is an Invariable accompaniment of the other. Hut they would have tho court costs Increased, This amounts to a proposition to close the t units to thu poor. If the Tribune ami Its correspond ent's Ideas weie to be curried out thero would bo no law ami no court for tho poor, Only the ileh could hnvo access to tho domain of tho "blind goddess," This is Hue doctrine to bo enunciated In the minio of Justice ami Jurisprudence! a-