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V"S:f v. ' fca&,L.' 5'.. 9 VOLUME XXV11. FOUR GOOD MEN TO GO Tuley, Adams, Clifford and Baker Marked by Payroll Committee for Retirement from Bench. This Is to Be Done in Order to Make, Room for Mayor Harrison's Proteges. Lawyers and Litigants Are United in Protest Against This Fight on Veteran Jurists. Bi-partisan Judicial Election Scheme Nipped in tho Bud, a Result of Timely Exposure. Full Ticket, by Both Parties Now Assured .The People Can Now. Take Their Choice. It Ih reported Unit Judge,, Murray F. Tuli'y, Judge Francis Adams, Judge Itlcliani W. ClliToid, Judge Flunk linker, iitf to lie retired from the Ju dicial tuMK'li this yi'iu to make room for Charles M. Walker, I.oekwood Houoro, Monroe Fulkersoq mill one other Harrison, protege. This Ih hm Ul to lie the Intent edict of the HairlMon clique now In oonttol of tho Democratic County Central Com mlttee, and this explains the extraor dinary anxiety of thlx HiiitIsjii pay roll brigade to hold the Judicial prim aries on the name date an tho munici pal primaries. Messrs. Walker and Ilonoro are well known personal and political friend and followers of Mayor Harrison; the latter has been tho political sponsor of both those gentlemen In the punt; one of them (Mr. Walker) he Iihh had In training for years for the race to ho lil own successor In tho mayoralty, and now that Harrison has found It nil Impossible task to separate himself -from tho Juicy payroll appertaining to that olllce ho lias made up his mind to Hucrllleo tho Nestor of tho bench to make room for his protest?, while tho able and revered Judges. Frauds Adams, Itlehaid W. Clifford and Frank Maker are marked for retirement hi c:r dvr that the honor of the ermliio may bo (inferred upon Harrison's otlii'r fillthful friend and political pet. Tho Eagle publishes this announce ineiit exclusively this week. Its Infor mation on the subject, however, Is ab solutely authentic and reliable. It has been quietly rumored during the past few days In legal circles, but the linro mention of tho proposition has stluvd up tho legal fraternity of Cook County as they have not beeu stirred up before for years. Tho Idea that four of the best Judges on tho Cook County bench, men who art versed through years of study and by the education of the schools of prac tice and of experience, In all tho fea tures and phases of the law, nio to be retired and shelved simply to make place for some pets of Mm individual who happens to hold the olllce of Mayor, strikes ninety-nine out of every bundled of tho aetlVo members of the bar as being nothing short of prepos tenuis. Should tho neat llttlo hchrnno be per sisted In, as It now seems to be the in tention of the Harrison payroll Cen tral Committee, It will evoke such a storm of protest as has not been heard In Chicago in many a year. People have been wondering why the Harrison County Central Committee, with Its ninety-four City Hall employes In Its membership, should have been so anxious to hold tho Judicial primaries at the same time with tho municipal primaries, The cat Is now out of tho bag. The HurrUon payroll brigade, which Is in cmitiol of tho "County Cen tral Committee, Is in hopes that It may bo able to control tho Judicial conven tion by calling tho primaries for that convention at the snmo time as the, municipal primaries. In that way the payroll patriots build their hopes upon tho possibility" of getting as many of their friends as possible on tho bench, fen ring, as they have good reason to do, that the cause of the mayoralty ls a lofst cause. Tho Chicago Kuglo was tho first newspaper In this city to warn tho pub lic against the so-called "bi-partisan" (Judicial) cousphacy through which a few politicians would be enabled nbso lutely to control the courts of Cook County. The F.uglo's lead, In this regard, we are glad to observe, has been followed by nearly every newspaper of. any standing or Influence In tho city. This paper Is now glad to be the llrst to announce the fact that every Indication points to the belief that this danger has, through our early publi cation of the facts concerning It, been pretty thoroughly removed. Public opinion in regard to tho plot has beeu thoroughly arouoed, and the people are determined to nip It In the bud. , The people being forewarned will now Insist upon their constitutional right to have a voice in the selection of their own Judiciary. Ill exercising that right they will bo thereby per forming one of tho highest and most Important functions of American citi zenship. To have relinquished It or allowed It to be pilfered away from them by a few scheming or self-seeking politicians would have been to ab rogate a privilege provided by the con stitution which was Intended by Its f ra mors to place the administration of Justice In tho hands of the people who can always bo trusted to do what Is right. The great Republican stronghold of Hyde Park, us stated III last week's Kaglo, has come out solidly In support of the regular full ticket plan, by which both parties will, as the law has always provided, place u full quota of candidates In the Held. Such stalwart Republican leaders as T. N. Jnmlcson, John J. HnnbCrg, Charles H. Dciiccn, Kruest J. Magerstadt and others of similar standing In tho party are be hind the movement, and tho great mass of the voters of the party aro with it. Following Is a list of tho Judges whoso terms expire tills year, with their wards and politics, 12.- Theodore Itreutauo, Hep. 1 Ulchard W. Clifford, Dein. J Oliver II. Horton, Hep. '-, -Hlbrldgo Hauccy, Hep. : Arba N. Waterman, Hep. !l John tllbboiis, Hep. :i Frank linker, Hem. ;i Abuer Smith, Hep. d Murray F. Tuley, Dem. JO Hlchaid S. Tiithlll, Hep. JO Francis Adams, Dem. Ui F.dniund W. Hurke, Hep. :i."i Kdward F. Dunne, Dem. Wlnnctka Thomas (I. Wludes, Dem. KvniiHtoii Charles (i. Neely, Hep. Judge llrentano Is tho ouo Judge on the .Superior bench whoso term expires. Ho Is one of the very best Judges on tho bench, u man of sterling ahilt.v, a great lawyer, and ono of the citizens of whom Chicago Is Justly proud, There Is no quest lun about Ills ie-elcctloii. It is ceitiilu. While the Harrison payroll clique Is said to bo busily engaged In making pl.ico on the bench for faithful adher ents of the perennial mayoralty candi date, men who aro really Interested In a pure Judiciary and In courts well administered by able Jurists aro anxious to know whether In tho wild attempt to provide places for tho Indi vidual proteges and pots of Harrison CHICAGO, 8ATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21,1903 the claims for recognition of such splendid citizens, good Democrats and able lawyers as Kdward Osgood Iliown, William II. Itanium, Slgiiiuiul Kclslcr and many others whoso immcs might bo mentioned In this connec tion, will be disregarded. Only thirty-seven days more of llur rlsou iih Mayor. Senator Mason from the committee , on postotllces and postroads has report- ed the postolllce appropriation bill. The amendments Include a clause definite ly Itxitig the salary of tho postmaster at Chicago at ifS.iKM). This Is as It should he. Tho work of the Chicago postolllce has Increased enormously of late years. It Is now In the llrst class list and It has a llrst class postmaster In tho person of Hon. Fred K. Coyne. What Is the mutter with the flo.ird of County Commissioners, anyway? Notwithstanding all that has been said and done, that body Is preparing to make a light on the proposition for ad dltloual Circuit Judges. Senator Hlley has Introduced a bill in tho Legislature authorizing the san itary district of Chicago to levy a tux of one-third of 1 per cent for tho con struction of dams for the purpose of developing water power for electrical energy. It Is proposed that power shall he obtained to run the pumping works of tho canal and to furnish eleetric light for the use of municipalities with in tho sanitary district. It Is figured the tax sought will yield $7r0,(t00. The same bill was introduc ed In the House by Representative Clottenborg. According to present arrangements, the Republican convention for the nomination of candidates for .Mayor and other city olllces will bo held March 7 at noon in tho First Regiment armory, Delegates to this convention and to tho Judicial. and aldcrumnlc con ventions are to bo selected March (I, when the Republican primaries will bo held. Tho Judicial convention is to bo held Monday, March I), at 1 o'clock In tho afternoon at the First Regiment armory. s It Is to bo hoped that another blun der will not throw tho next Judicial election Into a worso muddlo than the INDEPENDENT IN ALL THING NEUTRAL JUDGE MURRAY F. TULEY. One of tho Greatest Jurists Who Ever Sat on the Bench of Cook County. last one and thereby produce a condl-1 tlou of chaos In the courts of Cook I County. And yet this would seem to ' bo not at all unlikely uuless some (if the preparations either partially made or In contemplation for this election nro changed. It Is stated on good legal authority that the calling of the pri maries for the June Judicial election would bo unconstitutional. The law contemplates two sets of primaries each year one In the spring and one in tho fall. As there are n fall nil nmrles this year there Is nothing to prevent tho Judicial primaries from be lug held In June. To hold In March the primaries and convention for an election that must take p'aee In June, according to the statute, would .be obviously Improper, and It Is to be , hoped may yet, lit some way, he avoided. If there should be any fatal defect, such as the posslb'e unconstitutionality of the primaries by tho next Judicial oleu.'loii, the couscqu ntes might be dis astrous. Here we have a whole Cir cuit bench of Judges with Its term ex piring mid, should the election of their successors be declared Invalid, the con sequences could scarcely be Imagined. Only thirty-seven days more of Har rison as Mayor. It is uiiunumcd that "Ornery" Palmer, tho City Hall candidate for Ahlcriunn In the Twenty-llist Ward, shares tho opinions of Mayor Harri son, his political filend and discoverer, In regard to the police. The Mayor has consistently opposed any Increase hi the bluecoats' salaries, ami should Harrison mid Palmer bo ic-elceted both will act In concert In this, as lu all other matters of municipal policy, us In the past. Palmer's pet measure, the If 1,000 li cense fee ordinance, would be a deadly blow to tho icspcctahlo satnoii keepers of tho Tweiity-llrst Ward, and ulso to tho liquor Interests of Chicago general ly. Of coursq, rich concerns like the Palmer House bar could afford to pay a if 1,000 a year license feo, but It would put hundreds of small hiIooii kcepeis out of business all over the city. Only thirty-seven days more of Har ilson ti$ Mayor, IN NONE." -TWELVE PAGES. The people want to have u chance to choose their Judges this year. The politicians have been choosing the Judges long enough. The manner by which the people can choose their Judges Is by each party, putting up seventeen candidates for the seven teen existing vacancies. Then the peo ple can go to tlu polls mid put their murk opposite the mimes of the best candidates. This thing of politicians getting to gether mid putting up bl-piirilsau tick ets and distributing the nominations according to their desires or Interests prevents the people from weeding out had Judges from the bench and takes away their opportunity to rewind good ones. There must be straight party nominations tor the bench. The peo ple can be idled on to do what is right. The Diirhorow-I.oriiner election con test still continues to drag Its weary length along through the comts, and hi addition It looks us If nothing Is bound to come of It except additional expense to the taxpayers. It Is to be hoped that County Judge Cnrtir will be appealed to lu some manner so ns to get a deilulte ruling on the Judicial primaries, In order that the possibility of another blunder hi this regard may bo avoided. (Iraenie Stewart will lu all probabil ity bo the Republican nominee for Mayor. Ninety per cent of the busi ness men who supported HanlMiii two years ago will be for Stewart in this light. Ten thousand dollars a year Is a pretty good salary and ought to com mand the services of tho very best law yers as Judges of tho courts of Cook County. That Jfl.OOO saloon license ordinance of which Aid. "Ornery" Palmer is tho sponsor has not yet been reported back from committee, hut It will certainly seo tho light of day, soon after election, should Mr. Palmer bo leturn ed us Aldiruiiiu from the Twenty-Unit Ward. LABOR IS FOR DARROW Organized Workingmen of Chicago Will Be an Important. Factor in Next Munic ipal Election. Tremendous Outpouring at Auditorium Meet ing Welcomes Darrow and Mitchell Unparalleled Demonstration. Union Labor Vote Will Be Cast Against Its Enemies in the City Hall at the Coming Election. Despcrato Efforts by Payro.l Patriots to Head Off Great Uprising of Common People Result in Failure Harrison and the Payroll Brigade Are Now Quaking with Fear. Orgaul.td labor spoke lu no ituier lulu tones at the gnat outpouring lu welcome to I lou. Clarence S. Harrow and John Mitchell, the famous labor leader, at the Auditorium last Monday night. Mr. Darrow was hailed by thousands ii in It I ringing cheers as Chicago's next Mayor, and only by the expressed wMi of the famous lawyer himself (who wants to be sine of his ground before declaring hlmsell'i did the hosts of union labor refrain from then and there Indorsing that g uilciiiiu as their candidate for Mayor. As It was, the great demonstration was tantamount to the stiougcst kind of an Indorsement, one of which any citizen might be Ju-tly proud, and which even pronounced candidates fur the Mayoralty or any other elective of lice lu this city have inrely or ever re ceived. That Mr. Dai row himself so regard ed and appieclalcd It (although he has taken the question of iJn Independent candidacy under advisement), Is amply pioveu by the following statement, which he gave out concerning the mut ter the day after the great demonstra tion: .. I considered there was any pub lic need of my running for this otllee 1 would do It. even If I knew I would he defeated; if I did not think It was the right tiling for me to run 1 should ' not run, even If I was sure of an elec tion. So far us the personal part of It Is concerned, no one knows whither I would be elected or not. but If I really wanted to be Mayor I am per fectly well aware that I would be very foolish If I did not uciept this oppor tunity to try. as 1 do not think 1 could be p.need In u more favorable position to itudeitiiko this race than 1 have hem placed lu, without any etl'oit whatever upon my part." Tills statement shows clearly iimugli that Mr, Darrow appieeiatcs the won di ri'ul strength of the tremendous movement behind him. Rut In addition to the Interesting sit uation In regard to Mr. Dai row V prob able candidacy Is the fact that union labor's great outpouring of Monday means that whether II shall have n .myotility candidate lu the person of tlie distinguished lawyer or not, it Is ih teriuliicd to and will surely make It self felt lu the coming .Mayoralty elec tion, It serves notice on the llurrUnu pa, roll brigade t lint it need expect neither n Id nor cnuuicuiiticc from oivanl.id labor lu this campaign, ami that in matter who may be the icclpletit of Us support It Is eei tain at least that Har rison, who has proven himself the en emy of union labor In the past, will get none of It. The nrgiiulcd worklugmeii of Chi cago cannot be Induced by uy species of niguinent to nisi their Mini for the continuation lu powi r of an adminis tration which onlcrti! a parade of Untllug guns as mi limit of the police department for the purpose of over awing the labor mi n hi the streets of Chicago on a certain historic occa sion. Neither can they forget that this threat was followed up, later on, ami on iiuntlor hlstoiic octtsloii, too, by violence and bloodshed, tho union worklugmeii being clubbed and beaten becauso they dared to openly btand up MJMBHK 698. for what they believed to be their rights. No cunning but shallow ledgerde main In the shape of so-called munici pal ownership dubs, so-called refer endum leagues, or similar catchword organizations, ran deceive or wheedle the honest workliiguicn of Chicago In to the support of Harrison ami the pay-roll btlgade lu this campaign. It l in vain that tho fuglemen of the city adiululstiatloii are lesortlug to cety expidleut, plan mid program to tutu the tabor vote to llairlsoii mid the City Hall tax eaters. It Is lu vain that certain iullueiiecs have (as we '"" toldi been brought to bear upon Dnriow to prevent his entering .Mr. the nice niter the expedient of draw ing a Judicial nomination red herring across the Hack had fulled of Its pur pose. The 170,000 union labor votes of Chi cago will be cast against Harrison mid the pay-roll brigade, no matter where else It limy be cast. This Is a certainty, and this Is why Hie Mayor's pay-roll followers and his kitchen cabinet caiupnlgii management tire quaking with fear. Itcvcitlug to tho question of Dar row 's possible candidacy, It N mi iiotiuced that delegations from Harrow ward organizations, labor unions and asMielntloiis of nil kinds called on Mr. Darrow all the day of Ids arrival, Ills outer olllce being crowded. To these delegations Mr. Darrow cxptessiil his thanks for their support and Hie vMtois departed eoiilldent that he would be a candidate. 'o one ol Hie men who called upon hliu Mr. Danow said: "It looks us If 1 would be lorced to become u candidate whether I want to be or not." Wnlle Mr. Dai row is lu Springfield alliudliig to his duties as a member of the l.eglslatuie the men who me urging him to become u candidate will proceed with the work of organi zation. The Darrow campaign unu mlttee has been ineiein-cd fioin 100 to 'J(ki inenibcis. Clifton R. Woolrldge, whose escel leiil work as a detective lu bilnglng tlie so-calhd "get-rlcli-qulck" concents to Justice has earned the commenda tion of all good citizens, Is entitled to piomotloli, llou Fled II, Howe made an envia ble iccord as a campaign manager In Inst fall's election, As chairman of the Republican State Central Commit tee he lias been able, louitcous and vigilant, lie Is one of tho most capa ble men who ecr held this position. To woik an Injustice to Hut liquor trade of Chicago would he to woik Injury to the city, Its taxes from saloons alone add .S'od.OOO to the city's finances, uoi to speak of Hie fact that tlie brewers mid wholesale liquor dealers of Chicago are among our heaviest taxpayers and most excellent nud useful citizens, No wonder tho liquor ileulers are opposed to Palmer anil his thousand dollar license fee. He will hear from them on election day It' his race goes that far, which is doubtful.