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INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL IN' NONE.' VOLUME XXV11. DISBANDS Harrison Wants No One on GuardEx- cept Men on the City Hall Payroll. All Non-Office Holders Are to Be Thrown Off the Democratic County Cen tral Committee. All Ward Clubs Having- Officers Who Are Not with the City Hall Salary Grabbers Must Disband to Make Room for Payroll Artists Who Can Be Depended Upon. State of Affairs Which Will Cause a Revolution in Chicago Democratic Circles. Tlu Democratic party of Chicago 1ms CCIIscd to exist. Tlii) lino organization which won many victories In the past lias Ik-mi disbanded to give phi en to u commit tee of ollleo lioUU'i'H. TIii'no ollleo holders have started In to tell, tho people what thoy shall do. Of till' ll." nU'llllll'l'H Of till' SO-Hlllcd Democratic County Central Committee, 1I mi City Hall ollleo holders." The membership Includes tlii' May or's secretary, who Is also secretary (if till1 COlllllllttCe. Seven Aldermen. Ton garbage contractors. Pour street cleaning contractors. Ono boiler Inspector. Seven water otllco clerks. Twenty-six public works employes. Two meter clerks. Tlireu attaches of tho city law de partment. Two dump tender. Twelve "Inspectors." Two bealtli ollleers. One City Attorney. Ouo superintendent of street clean lug. Nino ward superintendents. Three special assessment clerks. One Janitor. One Hiiioko Inspector. Onu City Clerk. ' These gentlemen nro Interested In but ouo thing In politics, and that Is to pi en ho thu man who Is at the head of the payroll, Mayor Harrison. In order to tickle his vanity they went so far u few weeks ago ns to In dorse Harrison's candidacy for re-election putting tho committee jm rec ord as being devoted to his cutlsu to the exclusion of all other aspirants. Hut this nuheard-of, unprecedented and uncalled-for act of usurpation and unfairness was not enough to satisfy Harrison. Tho order has now gouo out that every member of tho committee not on tho City Hall payroll mid who Is suspected of favoring any other Dem ocrat than Harrison for Mayor, must be thrown olT tho committee. In fact, nil iintl-payroll-Harrlson men nro to be expelled. All ward clubs having ollleers who nro not on the city payroll are to be disbanded. Where will this sort of thlug eud? The net Ion of the so-called Democrat ic Central Committee lit turning Itself Into a payroll organization pure and simple will result In tho formation of a new and genuine Democratic party In Cook County. Nothing else can como of It. When an olllceholders' committee throws down such men ns Adam Ort solfen, William C. Bclpp, Charles II. Wncker, William Legncr, John A. King, John I'. Hopkins, ltoger C. Bui llvtiu, Franklin MaeVeagb, James II. Eckels, James W. Duncan, John C, King, Clarence 8. Dnrrow, John liar ton Payne, (Sen. Frederick II. Wlus ton, tlen. Walter 0. Nuwberry, An drew J, Ornhaii), Hubert Llndblom, Vluceut II. Perkins, Thomas A. Kinyth, Charles F, G wither and u host of other lenders In business and politi cal life, It simply shows that It has no further excuse for living., Tho present alleged Democratic County Central Committee has shown tunt a now deal Is necessary, A now Domcrratlc party must be formed. THE PARTY. Big All olllceholders must be debarred from membership on Us lontiolllng committee. A new Democratic parly will be formed. The people demand It. The determination of the Mayor not to raise the salaries of our brave and hard-working llreuieii conies with bad 'grace from him. Harrison started In as Mayor with !?7.(hk a year. He has had his salary raised to $10,0mi a yenr. Yet he begrudges the poor lire men u beggarly raise In their small pay. All of the betting concerns should be wiped out of existence. They are a disgrace to civilization and frauds on their face. Chicago Is overrun with them. They are contrary to law ami should be suppressed. There will be ipilte a sensation when the Hjund Jury acts on the two promi nent members of the Democratic F.x ecutlvo Committee whonre looking for reform. They will get It. The dude Alderman, Ornery Palmer, has returned from Kurope to run for re-election to thu City Council. High License Palmer, who wants to raise the license of every saloon keep er to ipl.oou a year, Is a candidate for re-election. Ornery Palmer, the automobile poli tician, Is again giving the glad hand to bis serfs. His clgaretteshlp will know that he Is running before long. Alderman Ailing has made n Hue ice Aid lu the Council., Mayor Harrison pretends to be a lib eral man, and yet ho Is boosting High License Palmer for re-election as Al dennaii of tho Twcnty-llrst Ward. If Houore Palmer Is re-elected Al derman his pet measure, raising the saloon llccuses to $1,000 a year, will become u law. Mayor Harrison Is with It, and with Palmer, too. Tho Chicago City Hallway should be encouraged lu Its effort to bring about n Dual and satisfactory settlement of thu traction ipiestlon. It 1ms made an eminently fair proposition to the city, and It should not be hampered by un reasonable exactions or through the self-exploltatlon of vain or self-seeking Individuals, either In or out of the City Council. Through Its able counsel, Col. M. It. Hllss, It has met with the city olllclals lu n fair, manly, honorable way, has made many geneious conces sions mid acquiesced In every reason able demand iniido lu behalf of the pub lic. Such a corporation deserves pub lic' commendation and fair, honorable treatment from the people's represen tatives lu municipal otllco, Col. K. R, Hllss, tho eminent lawyer, who has so ably represented tho Chi cago City Hallway lu tho pending nego tiations for a settlement of the traction .question. Is working hard to bring the I matter to a conclusion that will be sat- CHICAGO, 8ATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1903. PSilHHHIHIIiHHlHHIIHHIHIHHI Isfnctory to the public, as well as fair to the company which he represents. lu this work Col. Hllss has the full s'up port of the traveling public, who recog nize the eiultable spirit lu which the matter has been approached, and .who heartily desire thu tlnal settlement of this much discussed question. An effort Is being made by attor neys for Allan O. Durborow lu the Sixth Congressional District contest to have that case docketed before Judge ltunii lu the Federal Court. The (inos itol! of Jurisdiction Is the principal point for argument. The charge of disloyalty against Hobort i:. Hurke will not stick. The public knows well how faithfully and loyally he has worked for the Demo cratic party In times of storm as well as of Hiin-hlne. When it was neither protltablu nor fashionable to bu with the parly lu this city Mr. Hurke gave ungrudgingly of his time mid labors to thu Democracy, and to his In domitable energy Is due tho fact that for three successive municipal cam paigns the party banner was borne to victory In this city. When ho took hold of Its affairs that paity was plunged lu the nitre of defeat and dis aster through thu disloyalty of some of the very iiieu who nro uow accusing Mr. Hurke. It Is too bad that lu rebuilding the Democratic party of Cook County and so perfecting Its organization that it was enabled to go forward to victory after victory Mr. Hurko also built up the political fortunes of so many po- Llltlcal Migrates, TIioho Individuals who nro publicly charging Hobort K." Hurko with disloy alty should bu experts on the mean ing of the term, however unjustly they may apply It. In the event that his liitluenco will aid Its supporters In forwarding thu Mueller municipal ownership bill, Ornome Htuwart Is ready to go to Sprlngtleld. He favors the enactmeut of a law such as Senator Mueller's bill calls for, that will enable the city to eventually own Its street railways. Lending Republicans favor March n and 7 ns tho dates for the Republican primaries and convention. County Treasurer Ilaubers Is authority for WASHINGTON PORTER. Tho Woll-Known Chicago Capitalist the statement that these dates will be satisfactory to John M. llarlf.n and his friends, and It seems as If thoy would be acceptable all round. The hearing of the contests before the Heard of Klectlou Commissioners over the Judges and clerks of election will be closed Monday and a decision will be reached very shortly there after. Those who have kept tab on tlie proceedings say that the decision Is likely to be lu favor of It. K. Hurke. The decision III this case will have an Important political effect, as It may create a nrecedent for Itepubllcans as well as Democrats. Only forty-four days more of Harri son ns Mayor. It Is stated on pretty good authority that two prominent members of the Democratic County Lxecutlvo Commit tee will be the subject of Ornnd Jury Investigation before April 1st. Mayor Harrison lias had his palm read. Thu full particulars as to the lines or other tilings found there by tho palm 1st havu not tran-plred, but certain It Is that tho man of occult lore raised to tho seventh heavens tho hopes of thu pay-roll candidate, and then dashed them to earth again. Among other things tho palmist said that Carter's hand was that of a man of destiny; that ho was fated to bu a loader of men, and, lu fact, thu linos pointed straight to tho presidency of the United Suites. "Indeed," said tho soothsayer, "your hand Is tho hand of a N'apoleou." Car ter pushed out his breast like a pouter pigeon ut this. Hut then caiiio the reaction. "What's this I Hud hero 7" exclaimed tlie fortune teller, as ho closely stunned another Hue. "A great struggle nwnlts you In tho near future; there is Imminent daugei In It; there Is defeat!" "What!" gasped hlzzoner. "Defeat? Why, have you not Just said my hand Is tho hand of a Napoleon?" "Vee," was the reply, "It may ho so, but this line on your Napoleonic linud spells 'Wnterloo.'" "Hlzzoner" slid back to tho City Hall In a very disturbed condition of mind, but the palm-rending story leaked out, and has since been the sub ject of many a Jest lu municipal uttlclul circles. TWELVE PAGES. The people want to have a chance to choose their Judges this year. The politicians have been choosing the Judges long enough. The niauiier by which the people can choose their Judges Is by each party putting up seventeen ciiudldntcs for the seven teen existing vacancies. Then the peo ple can go to the polls and put their maik opposite the names of the hct candidates. Tills thing of politicians getting to gether mid putting up bl-paitlsau tick ets and distributing the nominations according to their desires or Interests prevents the people from weeding out bad Judges from the bench and takes away their opportunity to reward good ones. There must be straight party nominations for the bench. Tho peo ple can bu lolled on to do what Is right. Only forty-four days more of Harri son as .Mayor. Wonders will never cease. The Chi cago City Council has decided against giving Its, own nieiiibers an Increase lu lalary. Tho spectacle of anybody declining or refusing an luereasu of salary, bo .lint person engaged lu either private, personal or public olllclal business, Is so rare, Indeed uiibpte, that the llrst luipiilso of the public lu regard to this action of the Council was to declare the city fathers deserve a bright mid beaming halo for their civic pride and virtue. It is reported that "His NIIh," the Mayorotto, has heartily Indorsed tho splendid self-sacrllleu of the Alder men (although, by tho way, ho offered no opposition to the Increase lu his own salary put through somo years ago). Hut If tho city Aldermen deserve UosniiiitiH of praise lu the premises, what will bo said of the employe of tliu Hoard of F.ducntlon who the other day actually asked for and secured n reduction of Ids existing salary? Truly, tho world does move. Only forty-four days moro of Harri son ns Mayor. Is there a handbook In the neighbor hood of Dan Wall's "place" ou Dear born street? If so, why? DARROW SURE TO RUN Backed by Many Thousands of Union Labor Votes, Will Make Formidable May oralty Candidate. Office Holders in Control of Democratic County Committee Hoist on Their Own Petard. Denied Fair Play at Party Primaries, the Weil-Known Lawyer Will Run Independent. Iidor3om3)it of Harrison Is Notification that Only Payroll Candidate Hati Chance for Nomination. Baffled by Failure to Stem Darrow Tide, City Hall Press Agents Launch New Boomerangs. Hon. Clarence S. Darrow will ruii for Mayor this spring. There Is no longer any doubt about that: and it Is eiptnlly certain that he will receive the entire union labor vote of Chicago lu that campaign. This much is practically settled and the forthcoming great demonstration which Is to be held lu his honor and that of John Mitchell, the famous lead er of the Pennsylvania co.tl minors, on the return of both from the coal strike' arbitration proceedings will simply amount to the clinching of this pro gram for the coming campaign. The only nuestloii in tills connection which appears to be unsettled Is as to the ticket upon which the well-known lawyer will elect to make his cam paign. This question Is one which Is now exercising the minds of Mr. Dar row's thousands of friends throughout Chicago. Two propositions are open to him. Ouo Is to go before the Democratic primaries and there make n light: the other being to run us an Independent candidate with the backing of the Im mense labor vote of Chicago behind him as a starter. As regards thu llrst of these propo sitions, the recent action of the Demo cratic County Central Committee, or to be more accurate, the payroll brigade. which has control of that organization, removes all hope of any candidate, ex cept Harrison, receiving fair treatment at the Democratic primaries, and ren ders It, as conditions now stand, quite Improbable that Mr. Darrow will bu a candidate for that nomination. Unfortunately, too, the wrong which has been done to Mr. Darrow has been repeated In the case of several other good men und leading Democrats whoso names might have been pre sented at the primaries laid the pay roll brigade on tho County Central Committee confined itself to Its legit imate duties und refrained from arro gating to Itseir the rights, privileges and prerogatives of the entire party. lu one respect, however, tills may l.e calculated to make even stronger the candidacy of Mr. Darrow on an Inde pendent ticket. The press agents and camp follow er of the City Hall administration have about given up all hope of either stopping or successfully diverting the course of tho Darrow race by dragging red herrings across the trull. The Judgeship proposition was a ease In point. Like nil the other tricks, schemes and attempted diversions, It fulled utterly. Nobody was deceived by It, nobody even bit nt the bait or thought even for a moment or follow' lug the false scent. Klowlr but surely the saddening con Vletlon has forced Itself upon the press agents of thu Harrison campaign that the Darrow boom Is here to stay and that Mr. Harrow Is n personality which will have to bo reckoned with by, the Pay-roll Hrlgado on election day. This, too, they recognize as a condition which they have forced upon them selves by their own tactical blundering on the Central Committee and else where. So during the past week they have turned to other methods, 'which, curiously enough, have proven Just ns disastrous failures as any of tho other schemes planned by the pay-roll pat riots for their continued lualuteunuce j at the public crib. NUMBER 697. The following announcement In the dailies of Tuesday morning Is a sam ple: Carter II. Harrison's fourth term campaign received tlcetlug encourage ment yesterday (Monday), but by nightfall the boom had collapsed. Hope was distilled lu large quantities from an alleged Interview with K. S. Con way, chairman of the Republican County Central Committee, while he was in Portland, Ore., u short time ago. The Interview us printed 111 tho Portland Oregoulaii ended with a re mark to the effect that opposition to Harrison would be useless. As soon as the article was rend by the Harrlsonltes they made arrange ml'iits to have It reprinted and scat tered broadcast as campaign literature. "I never thought of any such thing, much less said It," Mr. Conway said yesterday. "What I did say was that Harrison had managed to get himself elected on a humbug traction proposi tion three times, but that this time the public was on to him mid we had him on the run." As everybody expected from the out set," the attempt of Harrison's hungry City Hall horde to capture for their candidate the great, Intelligent, and In dependent Herman Democracy of Chi cago has resulted lu Ignominious fail ure. All the plausible "blarney," hot-air humbug, and would-be cunning of the payroll brigade failed to deceive the respected and iutliieutlal Herman citi zens, who, the tax-eaters and their fol lowers believed, could bo led blind folded Into Harrison's camp. At the very first meeting of the Her man Democrats called at the Hlsniarck Hotel, the gentlemen saw through the thin veil which disguised the true mo tives of the promoters of the gathering. A few City Hall employes of Herman blood or birth had been seemed by the payroll brigade for thu occasion, and these were Instructed how to proceed. Hut at thu very first gathering of these Hniuau citizens, brought to gether under false pretenses, the cloven foot was seen. The neat llttlo scheme was balked, and that, too, by a very simple move, namely, the passage of a resolution bar ring fiom membership of any organi zation that might be formed all persons In the employ of the city. All attempts on the part of tho pay roll artists to bring about a reconsidera tion of this action have failed utteily, and during the past week there have boon a great many nud a large variety of (dans mid schemes to this eud. The closing of the Incident ciuno with the following public aiiuoiiiieeiuout made by the organization Itself ou Wulnesduy, and with It came the utter disruption of the latest scheme to boost the payroll patriots back Into their Jobs, With practically no opposition, the Heimaii-Aiuerlt'aii Democrats who met at thu Hlsniarck Hotel In Randolph street organized by electing Martin Hecker President and William Kruger Secretary, The meeting declnredagaliist any City Hall Interference und voted down tho Harrison lieutenants who were there to control tho proceedings. After electing ollleets nil adjournment was taken for n few days, when It Is expected a platform will be adopted.