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MV"'J"" trif i$4 f j.-sWffvWir i r- -- m'V11 ( r , --irr' - v vp -1 : "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL IN NONE," ;) fi Ml t J . u$: ff w 1 I. 1 ( VOLUME XXV11. LABOR IS FOR DARROW Organized Workmen of Chicago Will Surely Place Candidate for Mayor in the Field. Well-known Lawyer Their First Choice as Banner Bearer in Next Municipal Campaign. Meantime Harrisonism and City Hall Payroll Dictation Are Repudiated by Federa tion of Labor. Chicago's Mayorette Is Regarded as the Repre sentative of Irreconcilable Antagonism to Unionism. Consternation Reigns in the .Ranks of the Fat Feeders at the Public Crib. Two hundred iitul thlrty-llvo thou hiiikI labor unionists of Chicago have determined that they shall have a can didate of their own for Mayor hi I ho coming municipal campaign. All the Indications mv that lion. Clarence S. narrow wilt l that eandl date. Ik Ih the man most trusted by and regarded as pre-eminently tho best equipped and lilted to lead the labor hosts In thu great municipal campaign next spring. Tho announcement Iiiih broiiKlit con sternation and dismay to tho Organ I zed Appotltu which ntnsiiuerados mw at tin City Hall under tho name of tint Doiuoerntle party. Tho Organized Appetite knows full woll that outHldo tho payroll It has no following, that tho Democratic par ty and Its IntercstH havo booii mado subservient and secondary to tfio per Houal political fnrtunos of a lot of pro fessional political papsuekors. It also realizes that Mr. Harrow, In addi tion to being tho most trusted repre sentative of tho principles of organ ized labor in Chicago, Is also a Demo crat on principle. llenco thu panlcUy condition of tho City Hall payroll brigade. Tho army of lluiiko.vs who pin their hopes for a continuance at tho public crib to thu rouomluatlnn and re-election of Carter II. Harrison. Is seized with a condition of uncontrollable de moralization every time It Is announc ed that union labor In Chicago Is deter mined to havo Its own mayoralty can didato next sprint:. Tho ini'iti mention of tho word nar row Is enough to give ovory lluuUoy, tlmo server, Ingruto and court Jester In tho domain of HarrlsonUm tho bines. It produces "conniption ilts" over af the heathpiartors of the United Order of I nitrate. Hut tho fears of tho payroll brigade, tho cowardly jtyrntlous of tho Organ ized Appetite, cut mi figure with tho great army of sturdy voters who con stitute tho tremendous force known as niganlzod labor. That it is a tremendous force In tills city and one which must bo reckoned with hero In future campaigns In ques tions concerning tho welfare of all the people, wail thoroughly realized by all thoughtful persons who witnessed its demonstration of strength on the streets of Chicago last Labor day, It is but natural that tho u:t.",iiii union labor men of Chicago should con Hitler tho tlmo opportune to bo ropro Noiiteil In a mayoralty contest, and en tertain hopes ttf victory. Chicago ' to-day tho greatest union labor city In the world. Kvory branch of labor ba boon organized with a thorouglims never before Jniowu In tho history of tin labor movement. In othifr cltlo both In the Hast ami West roputab'o labor candidates have been trium phantly elected to tho Mayoralty. No wonder, therefore, that the grea jinny of organized labor hi Chicago U preparing to put a mayoral oandldut' of Its own In tho Held hero In tho coin ing election. x Tho labor people aru decided as to who their candidate shall be. Th -are determined to havo Clarence a. Harrow run as their candidate, ami they will name him as such nllly willy, Darrow petitions are all over Chicago, and they are being signed by the tens of thousands. Illauk Darrow petitions tan bo found In labor assembly halls. In stores, la lawyers' olllces, even In the bands of shrewd politicians, who recogul.e In him a coming power In municipal politics In Chicago. Union labor Is for him and will bo for him to a lliilsh, for three paramount rea sons: First, because ho Is known to bo tho lifelong friend of the working classes, tif organized labor, ami u supporter and loyal advocate of the principles held dear by them. Second, because organized labor feels It can trust him. Third, because organized labor wants to show lis strength next spring, and In doing so to not only honor one of Its best friends, but also to punish an Individual upon whom It hail confer red many favors and honors, but who, it Is claimed, lias proved to bo Its ene my Instead tif Its friend Carter Har rison. In a word, the worUlngnieii of Chi cago look upon Harrison as the rep resentative of tho element directly an tagonistic to unionism In the ranks of labor, and favoring only that kind of labor which works off Its surplus en ergy In signing payrolls, The facts stated above aro given by the. llaglo to Its readers as a truthful Miitcmout of existing conditions, a statement which cjinuot bo contradict ed and conditions which cannot bo re moved, avoided or overcome by all tho mendacity, hot-air humbuggery or pro found buffoonery of the Harrison press agents who speak from the payroll point of view. The Kagle knows whereof It speaks. Its information comes from sources tho authenticity of which cannot bo doubted. Ouo of the best known and most popular lead ers of organized labor In Chicago, In discussing the situation with a repre sentative of tho Knglo recently, hail this to say: "Organized labor regards Carter II, Harrison as one of Its bitterest ene mies, ami Is therefore determined to tlo all In Its power to prevent his re election to tho otllco of Mayor next spring. It cuts no tlguro with us even If the City Hall payroll machine should I' . 'd In reiiomluntiu" Harrison, If ' dir to mm i a candl- o-a- ale. vou i-ni bet your mi novr it'- 've t' it per I ihnr vot Til's would o'nmtler under -''Inl con- "ould run. i 'ther as the reg- "'ith' iioiii'ui" or a- the - '" (forsoothi of municipal 'i n" as any other old kind of iuPiI 't , li.- would b slumbered mi- ' 'Mty of at le-i't Irindivil I'." ..."' votes which organl" d labor ,. .1 bile up on Ids pn'IMi'M "rive." i 'I" il ' '.; i I li en- ' wm; Men f . ' odv who h mv of tho pa t 'o yo irs 'I. "'Ml readily "d "'t nrkli'g men of Chlca,tn have Hi" n tid vlv'd o"ol'o"tton of tho i (,!. couple n( yi'nrs a:;o, In ' of mHn" "iins wero pa 1 t h ets i'o the pur- poso of overawing and bulldozing tho I organized laboring men. Neither can J thoy forget tho umuuor lu which the CHICAGO, SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 1903 COLONEL ANDREW R. BLAKELY. Popular Proprietor of tho New St. Charles Hotel at New Orleans, and Ono of tho Most Enterprising Citizens , - -, . of tho South.. teamsters and freight handlers wore treatetl during a strike later on. Men who were struggling for what they considered fair treatment and tin1 prin ciples of American liberty wore bludg eoned ami struck down In the stive's by Harrison's bullies, ami everything was done to down the labor unions ami thu struggling labor men. No wonder tho teamsters' union threw Its enor mous strength against him In the re cent contest for control In the Federa tion of Labor, ami no wonder that the City Hall gang and Its representatives were routed horse, foul and artillery on that occasion. You can take my word for It that Harrison, from iho labor point of view, Is a dead duck." The recent action of the Federation referred to In the preceding Interview Is a very large-sized and very substan tial straw, showing how the wind blows In this regard. The animal election lu the Federa tion was ouo of the most Important and hotly contested In the history of the organization. The camp followers pf Harrison and the pay-roll brigade fought with desperation, cunning ami audacity to retain their grip on the great union organization. Flug-uglles from the City Hall were on hand with Instructions to stop at nothing lu the effort to capture the Federation lu or der that political capital might be mado out of It by tho principal Jack-lu-olllce. Men were brutally assault ed, and In i-uiuo Instances wero nearly murdered by pay-roll rulliaus, lie spectable working men wore cuiVed and thrown down stairs because they dared to stand up for their opinions and to vote as their consciences dic tated, and oven the police wero called Into service to aid In tho outrageous attempt to place the neck of organized labor under the heel of Harrisonism ami tho City Hall. Hut It was of no avail. Tho high spirited, manly and hide pendent labor element of Chicago re pudiated Harrisonism and crushed the attempted dictation of thu City Hall pay-roll. Already somo of the newly elected olllccrs of the Federation havo started out to arrange a public reception and rally for the famous labor leader ami public economist on Ills return home lu two weeks from tho sessions of the coal Investigating commission at Phil adelphia, .lohu Mitchell will bo Invited as tlic guest of honor, and the Audi torium Is to bo .tho scene of tho great labor demonstrntloii, at which the death knell of llarrlsoiilsin will bo rung lu tones them will bo no mistaking. Tho HarrlKon people havo ordered r,ooo little tin cans for their followers to wear on tho tails of their coats. This will make them feel more natural during tho short cninpalgn. i . Col. Andrew It. Itlakely, the popu lar proprietor of the now St. Charles Hotel, New Orleans, Is one of tho fore most citizens of the South. As founder of the Progressive Vnlon of New Or leans he has given to enterprise and commercial ambition lu that Hue city a boost which will make It one of the great cities of the world before many years. Col. Itlakely served through the war In tho Confederate army and was shot many times, losing an eye lu bat tle ami receiving many other wounds which have loft a lasting Impress. Ho was taken prisoner at tho Meoud battle of Manassas or Hull Itun, and for eighteen months was conllned lu tho Capltolluo prison at Washington. Ho Is a man of Indomitable will, as Is shown by the fact that ho has aiu.iss ed an Immense fortune since the war, anil now owns one of the tlucst hotels lu the world. Cot. Itlakely was horn lu Helfast. Ireland, ami has always taken a warm Interest In the land of his birth. Kverybody lu Now Orleans respects him and everyone who comes lu contact with him goes away with feelings of the highest regard for his splendid ipmlitics. Now that the famous conillct for su premacy at Sprluglleld between the party leaders Is over, and the election of Hon. A. .1. Hopkins has followed as a matter of course, the action of tho Itepubllcau legislative caucus, the Wurwlcks of both parties are hurry ing back to Chicago, to take up the guiding Hues of the municipal cam paign, which Is already under way. Although there has been much activ ity among the adherents of leading candidates on both sides, but particu larly among the Itepiilillcaus, the cam paign may bo said to be still lu a neb ulous condition. Among the old-Hue party workers on the llepubllcau side, It cannot be said that there Is any very extraordinary degree of enthusiasm, although the personal friends of Mr. (iraemo Stew art are certainly doing yeouiau service lu booming that gentleman's candida cy ami keeping his uaiiio at tho front lu a very effective way. The fact, however, that outside one or two of the North Sldo leaders, none of tho captains of tho great Itepub llcau organization lu Chicago lias thus far gone on rccnid as favoring any particular candidate, and the further fact that there are plenty of available candidates In a receptive mood, serve to keep allvo much gossip ami specu lation as to tho possibility of a dark horse entering the race and carrying off tlio nomination. Mr. John Miiyuard Harlan seems bent ou keeping up his personal cam paign, apparently in tho hope that ho may ho able to mo stir up tho rank and illu of tho voters as to carry him Into a Domination In spite of tho party inn chine If need be. TWELVE PAGES. Mr. Harlan Is not the tlrst candidate to adopt this policy, and tho position ho occupies lend many to the belief that If he should bo defeated at the primaries he may follow precedent still' further and become mi Independent candidate. Hut among thinking and close-reasoning politicians the possibility of Mr. Harlan's becoming an Independ ent candidate aro not fraught with so much danger to the Itcpuhllcnus as the history of the past might at tlrst sight lead one to believe. It Is a tpiestlon now wltli experienced party leaders whether with four candidates In the Held, say Stewart iih the Itepubllcau candidate. Harrison as the gang Dem ocratic nominee, Harrow us the labor candidate and Harlan running Inde pendent, the last named would draw most from the Itepubllcau or the Har rison ticket. Somo say Harlan would receive only dlmt portion of the Ho. publican vote which formerly went to Harrison, and this would leave It a toss up as between the chances of the labor and the regular Republican can didate. Taking the situation all lu all, the Indications now are that we shall have a decidedly Interesting Mayoral ty campaign next spring. Judging by the reports lu the morn ing papers our worthy School Hoard would seem to be losing Hint Chester lleldlaii equipoise for which It has been so long distinguished. Lust Wednesday's session bore a strong resemblance In Its proceedings to those of a bear garden. Here Is how one of our contemporary describes It: A half dozen School Trustees talking at once, exchanging sarcastic coinnll- incuts ami iuestioiilug one another's legal knowledge, was a feature of tho meeting of tho Hoard of P.ducatlnu last evening. Tho particular matter which stirred mi the tumult was this: Somo of the Trustees believed Frank Holly, a gardener at the Parental School, was drunk on Clulstnias eve. while others insisted he was as sober as the pro verbial Judge. Flo, gentlemen. This Is truly shock ing. A number of things wero done at the last meeting of tho Democratic County Central Committee besides tho Inilnreo meiit affair that some of tho old-tlmo politicians pronounced Irregular. He foro Its appointment had been an nounced olllclnlly tho now executive committee met ami transacted considerable-business. It recommended reso lutions pledging tho committeemen mid binding them to work for tho success of tho Democratic nominees at tho spring election. CITY PAYROLL RULE Order of the Day in Democratic Central Committee---All Precedent Violated by Indorsement of Harrison. This Puts an End to All Hope of Fair Democratic Primaries Next Spring. Also Notice to Organized Labor that It Need Not Apply and Is Not Wanted. Unprecedented Affront Put Upon Entire Party by an Organization Composed of City Employes. Action Considered the Worst Tactical Blunder in the History of the Local Democracy. Tho action of tho so-called Demo cratic County Central Committee In Indorsing the alleged candidacy of an Individual for the mayoralty Is not only unprecedented, but it Is at tho same tlmo the most outrageous piece of effrontery, the most arrogant piece of attempted dictation and the worst tactical blunder ever committed In the political history of Chicago. The County Central Committee, or at least that small majority of It that Is on the payroll of the Harrison ad ministration, on last Wednesday broke all records and all precedents ami vio lated the very spirit and essence of poll I lea I ethics by Indorsing the can didacy of Carter II. Harrison for re election ns Mayor. Nothing like It has ever before been beard of In politics. It Is an affront to the whole Demo cratic party, and a slap lu the face to the great organized labor clement in Chicago. It lu effect declares In behalf of the Democratic party that lu Its ranks there Is no other mail In Chicago than Carter II. Harrison, tho Idol of the payroll brigade ami tho Ingrates' Un ion, worthy of being chosen as Its banner bearer In tho coming compalgii. It Is tantamount to serving notice on such men as John Hartoii Payne, William P. Hlack, William PrentNs, Charles F. Oiiuther, James II. F.ckols, .lohu A. King ami tho many other dis tinguished citizens and Democrats of Chicago who might entertain an hon orable ambition to bo elected to Its chief magistracy that they may as well not attempt to cuter the race, that the primaries aro delivered to Harrison delegations lu advance by the payoll County Central Committee, that the payroll and pot thu party rules lu the Democratic party lu Chicago, ami that no others need apply. It Is proof positive that the payroll brigade now lu control on the Demo- emtio Central Committee has determin ed to give tho great organized libor party of Chicago no representation, that thoy need expect no fair treat ment at the Democratic primaries, ami that no labor candidate could expect fair treatment at the hands of a on- ventlou which will be packed ami Is already pledged lu advance to llarrl- UJk, ,1... ....' f..ll ..., Il.lllldtl, r...,., nil- ,i,ii,fii That the great strength of the labor party in Chicago, Its repudiation tif , mlttee at union labor. This action Harrison ami City Hall payroll rule at i declares as plainly as action can dc tho recent election of olllccrs by the ' dare anything that the payroll gang Federation of Labor, ami the reiiis.il ' now controlling the cential organlzu- of labor leaders to bo wheedled or ca joled out of putting a candidate of their own In the Held, struck terror Into the hearts of tho City Hall pap siiekers, Is demonstrated beyond e-t or nay by this extraordinary action of Harrison's followers on the County Central Committee, It Is the action of clumsy blunderers in the Held of politics who havo been thrown upon tho rocks of fate by the rapidly rising waves of Impending disaster. To people well versed lu the art practical politics the uupreiedented Im pudence as well as tho taetlc.il liliiud of tho Democratic Central Coiuiultt ' action Is apparent at a glance. For tho beuetlt of tho general public tho Kaglo will attempt to brlclly point out wherein tho outrage and tho error lies, NUMBER 691. The County Central Committee of the Democratic party, or of any other po litical party In Cook County or else where, Is purely a managerial body In trusted by tho wholo party lu conven tion assembled with the management of details of various kinds. Among its other duties aro those calling pri maries and through subcommittees de ciding local or precinct contests and appeals. Now let us ask for what pur pose nro primaries called? Is It not to give the voters of tho virions parties an opportunity to de cide who shall be Its candidates for oIllcoV For what purpose will this Demo cratic County Central Commlttou call the spring primaries this year? Is It not under pretense of giving the rank and tile of tho party voters a chancu to express their preference for candidates for city olllcoV Hut of what use is tho calling of Dem ocratic primaries this sluing, when tho Democratic County Central Committee has decided the whole business lu ad vance by Indorsing a candidate for thu Mayoralty? Of what usu is it for organized labor to go to the Democratic primaries with a candidate, when the County Central Committee, which appoints the Judges and clerks of election, mid which con trols the Kxcoutlvo Committee and the Committee on Contests, Primaries and Appeals, has already lu effect told them they might as well remain away, as they will receive no show at the hands of the payroll election olllclals. It In effect declines that there shall bo no chance for fair play for any candidate at the Democratic primaries save liar-rl-oti, the payroll candidate. It Is a public announcement that tho voice of the Democratic party as u wholo shall be smothered, ami that nobody but u purely payroll Central Coiainlltee, made up of Hudson's employes, shall have any voice In tho selection of u so-calleil Democratic candidate for Mayor. The P.aglo has heaid much of one man rule, of boss rule and of machine rule lu the past, but this out-Herods Herod lu that particular line. ,.,. l.l.... ,1.., l.l .. III..' " .... ..-.., ,..Vi ....,. .,- tallied lu last Wednesday's doings in the Democratic County Central Coin- tlon of the Democratic party lu Chi cago does not want organized labor In llii' party. It declares lu effect that tho Democratic County Central organiza tion has, no use for union labor, and that union labor will get no show at th.it party's primaries next spring. Herein consists the chief blunder of the payroll bunglers, Tho Kaglo cannot at Hds writing predict accurately what the effect will bo. but wo bcllovn wo are safe In assutlug that It will cer tainly result lu a treuiciidius uprising hi the rank and lilt of tho great Dem ocratic party of Chicago against the affront thus put upon It, ami lu tho solldilled opposition of tho organized labor men of this city. It Is also come back, n boomerang. 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