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Tsk-si o HIOAQO B3-A.01b3 9 HI)c (ttljicajro Caglc PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY HENRY F. DONOVAN. Aa Independent Newspaper, Femrle and Truthful. SUBSCRIPTION RATES 12.00 PER YEAR tDDRItt ILL COMUCMCitlOli TO MBNRY P. DONOVAN, Editor ft Praprlitor, 604 TEUTONIC BUILDINQ, otthMit Ccrnr tihlnf ton SL and tth At. (Eotfm) M tin patot11o, Chicago, ttllnoli, u ooid.c! to II m.ttrr.) LARGEST IN CHICAGO. DARROW YIELDING JO FRIEND8. Dispatches from Springfield, III., on Wednesday last seemed to Indicate that Hon. Clarence S. Darrow, whllu he hud not yet given out any definite statement, seemed to be yielding to the solicitations of his friends to become nn independent candidate for Mayor thl spring. Mr. Dai row. of course, could not fail to Im profoundly Impressed with the inagnltlcent welcome accorded him on his arrival here from the Hast, and with the auspicious conditions with which his candidacy would be un doubtedly surrounded should he con sent to make the race. That lie would receive the enormous labor vote of Chicago practically solid Hied I a positive certainty, mI-o that ho would receive also a heavy Demo cratic vote. No candidate ever entered a Mayor alty race In this city with mote losy prospects than would Mr. Darrow should he consent to make the race, ami that he fully appreciate this seems to bo strongly indicated by the news from Sprlngllold. Accoidlng to these advices Mr. Dariow, In talking with his friends there, discussed the make-up of the ticket aside fiom the candidate for Mayor, but declined to make any statement for publication. The committee of 100 Is so sure that Mr. Darrow will be a candldato that It has arranged to open his campaign at once. At a meeting In tin .Sher man House Wednesday the necessary subcommittees on finance, hall, speak ers and petitions were provided for, and they will be appointed as soon as Mr. Dariow returns from Springfield, Mr. Darrow mid his running mates will have to be nominated by petition, and it requires 2 per cent of Hie voters to sign these petitions to gel I lie iiaines on tho oillclal ballot. This certainly looks like business-, all of which must lu doleful news for tho City Hall Jobholders. That they have left no stone un turned to prevent the entrance of Mr Darrow Into tho race everybody now knows, and everybody also appreciates that tho pay-roll patriot, read from the condition tho handwriting on the wall. 'J he emissaries of iho City Hull crowd oven went so far as to follow 9!aaaaaWa Mr. Dnrtow down to Sprlngllehl. Among those wlio sought tin' Chicago nn's rnr on tin' Hour of tin' Legislature were ninny reprtontntlves of tin Chi cago City Hull machine, scwiul of whom mink' special trips to Spring lli'lil for the iippiui'iit purpnc of ilN. undltig him ftoiu entering the Mayor alty inct. Mr. Harrow, howcwr, gave tliic emissaries no nsstuniircs, iiiiiI when ln left for St. Louis lit friends woio elated owr their Intel view with liliu respecting the Mnyoialty s'.titn tloii. At nny nit i'. It would seem ns If I In1 pay-roll brigade will have only their trouble for their pain, for no matter how Mr. D.iriow miiy ultimately de cide In tlii' promises, the lnlior ulo of Chicago N surely Inst to llnirlsoti, which means certain defeat. HAVE WE JUDGES WHO ARE AFrAID OF 1HE PEOPLE ? Arc thou' Judges of Cook County who n iv nfriild of till people? This is u startling question, hut It Is tmturnlly suggested hy tin lecoiil abortive effort to rush legislation through the General Aciubly which would. If passed, hiivo the cITcct of taking the selection of the Juilleliuy out 'of the hands of the people iiiiiI of placing It In the nholiite control of u few politician. If there tire any Judges on the bench who are afraid to face the people for re-election the sooner the fact be come known the better. If theie are Judges on the bench who would lather be hootcd back Into their Job by committee than by the vote of the people they should be given n chnnce to stale their rea sons when the conventions of the two parties meet to place two full tickets In the Held. The foregoing remarks nro also prompted by a remarkable speech re cently made by Senator Daniel A. Campbell, the sponsor for Senate bills 100 and 101, which were said to be framed expressly for the purpose of placing the Judiciary nominations in the hands of a clique: "1 desire to say." said Senator Campbell, "that these bills wero Riven to me by a coin ntlttee of Judc. I have no personal Interest In either bill. The Judges made personal requests on various Senators to support them, and I have received letters from several Judges urging their passage. The measures have been severely criticised diirlng the past week and the Judges have not seen tit to publicly say a word in favor of them or In explanation of the manner In which they were Introduced In the Senate. Therefore I feel Jus tilled In moving to strike out the en acting clause." The Eagle repeats, If there are any Judges on the Cook County bench who are afraid of the people, the sooner It is known the better. DURBOROW'8 FARCICAL FIGHT. The Idea that the time of the elec tion oillclal of Cook County should lie taken up by a farcical contest on behalf of a defeated and disgruntled candidate for otllce and the taxpayers put to a heavy expense in connection with the same, Is simply ridiculous. Vet this Is Just what Is about to be done from present Indications In the contest brought by Allan C. Durborow against William Lorlmcr over last fall's congressional election In the Sixth DIs tiler. There does not appear to ,be tho faintest hope of a reversal of the Had ing on the face of the returns as a result of such a recount. Mr. I.orlmer was elected by tho votes of the people of the Sixth Congressional District, and that, too, by a substantial major ity. The people of his home district knew him and personally esteemed and respected him. That Is one of tho reasons why they voted for him. An other reason was the fact that Mr. T.orlmcr has made n line record as a member of Congress, proving himself a man of unshakable Integrity, of u firm grasp of public affairs and of abil ity to deal with them Intelligently. lie was admittedly one of tho most useful members ever sent to Congress from Cook County. On tho other hand, Mr. Durborow as a member of that body niadti what is called a colorless record, unmarked by any activity in behalf of useful public measures, either of lo cal or general Interest. It Is too bad that such a man as Hon. William I.or lmer should be put to tho worry and cost of a tedious operation in tilts na ture of n contest through a recount of the ballots, without any visible grounds or definite charges, to mollify the dis appointment or chagrin of any disgrun tled Individual. THE AMERICA ON HARRISON. From the Chicago American Ed itorial, February 17: "Who compose the Ventral or man aging committee or the execu tive committee' of a puriyV Who are the persons thus clothed with the power that belongs onl to Hie peo ple? "The hired men of the boss, his tools and bodyguard, ills bound slaves and million. "You know what such men are Do you want them to get together hi the back loom of a saloon and select for you the men that will rule the courts and Interpret the law for all iltl.cus7 "Whete U the country thai has a ruler of uioie absolute power tlinn the boss would have then? If he louirols ihi conn, who would dale to oppose IiIiiiV What power could picwnt h s lllllug Hie Jails with his enemies or ruining their piopertyV Whcie would the oppressed -Illell go for ledliss or lefugeV To another court tilled In the samo way by the same boss":" Ilnniigh said. DEATH OF EX-CHIEF SWENIE. All Chicago mourns the death of o Chief Sweiilo of tho tiro iloputtiiicnt. Tin demise and burial of tho br,ie old lire tighter oceuried during the week Just past. Ho was nun of the bra test and most elllc.lcnt public olllclals who ever served the city of Chicago, His record is a magnificent one and an open hook to all Chlcagoaiis. His c.i leer as a tiro fighter, us well as his many noblo qualities of head and honrt, formed the theme of columns of ptnlxo In ptess and pulpit during the lat week. Ills woik In raising the Chicago tire department to Its piesctit splendid plan of elllcleticy has hern told over and over again. Ills life as a lite man, from the dii. of the volunteer mid the hand engine almost to the pie cut, Is part of the history of the city. There Is nothing left for the lliglo to add except Its ti Unite to the woith of the deecaxul, and to expre It sorrow In common with our fellow citi zen for his calling uway. GOV. YATES' SUCCESSFUL CAREIR (loveriior Itlchard Yates ciiiithuus to move along from one victory mil" another over thoe political cneinlc who would fain belittle him personally and hamper his administration. In addition he I giving the Stale of Illinois a most excellent, careful, ten uoinle nnd wle administration of It affairs of state. The Yates admin! tuition won a notable victory, as ev erybody knows. In the I'nltcd Slates Senatorial contest, In the light for the coutiol of the Legislature and In the repule of one after another of the at tacks upon Ills inauageiuciit of the Stale lutltutlons. Itesiilts speak for themselves, anil the splendid condition of these lutl tullnn to-day Is a stitllcleiit answer lo those Who Would like tn not Msiierslntis upon the present State administration. Ailing a long ine lines or l lie Gov eruor's able, thoughtful and states manlike annual message, the lenders of both houses of the Legislature are carrying on Its business capably, eco nomically and prudently. The Slate administration has toped with an honorable and manly oppo sition on (tie part of the Democratic leaders, and it has completely squelched the efforts of n few vin dictive individuals to create a treach erous faction within the ranks of the Itcpubllcan party In the Assembly. t loveriior Yates is now making a strong light for a short, businesslike session or the Legislature. This Is In the Interest of public economy, and will have the support of the taxpayers of all parties. r The latest victory won by the able and Indomitable chief executive of Illi nois was In the changes forced In the Interests of better irovernment In Hie I'outlae Reformatory, triumphing after a nam tight over the machine opposi tion In Livingston County, Thus as a mail of administrative, ability, as u leader of forces, as il statesman Interested mainly In good government and the welfare of all the luople of the State In which he wn born and of which ids father before him was the (loveriior In times that tried men's souls, the Hon. Itlclmid Yates has proven himself one of the best Governors the State of Illinois has ever had: CAMPAIGN PROGRAMME. The Election Commissioners have Is sued their calendar for tho spring elec tion. Registration day Is tlxwl for March 17, St. Patrick's day. Election day will fall on April 7. Tho following Is tbo calendar: March 2.1 Lost day to tile nomina tion papers. March 17 Registration day. Polls open from 8 a. m. to 0 p. in. March 18 nnd 10 Registration can vass hy clerks of election. March 21 Revision of registration. March 24 nnd 25 Election Commis sioners will hear complaints from qual ified voters who have been denied the right to register. March .'to and .11 Election Commis sioners will erasenames from registra tion lists on application. March HI, April 1 and 2-Electlou Commissioners sit to hear applications to register and erase. April :t and 4 County Court sits to hear applications for registration. March .'W-Last day for withdrawing mimes of candidates. March 1) ami 10 Lodging housekeep ers' sworn statements Hied. April 7 Election dny. Polls opon from (I a. in. to 4 p. m. Voters who failed to register lust October must register on March 17 or they will not be allowed to vote. Vot ers who have moved out of their pro ducts sluco Inst October must also reg ister. AN INILRE8JINQ BOOK. "Four Little Indians," by r.lla Mary Coatos. (Henry T. Coates.) This Is not a story of real live Indi ans, but Is a tale of the adventures of four American children who stalu their faces and hands with walnut Juice, adopt Indian names, and go upon the warpath. The three healthy hoys, and one equally active girl, who form thu baud, are not particularly dangerous, and their depredations, with one or two exception, in e carried on In tho Imme diate vicinity of tho nursery. The woodpile tit the back of the house con stitutes the council chamber, and the stableman's corncob Is temporarily u li st meted from Its accustomed place In tin harness room, when, In the course of savage diplomacy, It becomes nec essary tn smoke the pipe of peace. Theso terrifying Sioux Indians forget wurfaro long enough to entertain at luncheon, In their tepee at tho camp on the creek, at which tho guests of honor are the mother and aunt of the war riors. This departure from the cus toms of the race results III the death of two captive wild animals, of which tho Indians aie very fund. Hut the pass lug nway of the pets proves to be a blessing In disguise, us It gives tin trlbo mi oppoiluulty to Indulge lu tho pleas ure of nn Indian funeral; for, hy a small stretch of the Imagination, the dead animals become famous chiefs who have just departed for tho happy hunting grounds, Tho children enjoy tho pretending very much, but by tho time tiio walnut stain has worn off their faces the gamo has heroine a little tiresome, and they n ru quite willing to return to their own characters of civilization nnd well-behaved children. Tho story Is a pleasant nnd whole Komo ouo for young readers, and con tains many lessons In consideration and kindness, admirably interwoven with Its fun and frolics. EA9LET8. Only thirty-seven days more of Har rlson as Mayor, Hon, William ENfeldt was one of the cleanest and best representatives the citizens of the Twenty-fourth Waul have ever had III the Council. The Re publicans of the ward could not put tip u butter man than ex-Alderman Elsfeldt. He lias a splendid recoid, has been always Indefatigable In labor lug In the Interest of his constituents, and, beside, personally most popular. Mr. (traeine Stewart continues to re ceive the signed Indoiseuieiits of scores of the leading bulues men of the city, lie Is supported by nine-tenth o tlie busbies men who formerly backed ('niter Harrison. F. .1. Swltzer, the well-known West Side merchant, would make a strong candidate for City Clerk. Mr. .lolin .1, Yalidcibllt. one of the leading South Side Hour and feed mer chants, Is being urged to inula the race for uldermaii. His nomination would be equivalent to Ids election, and It goes without saying that Mr. Yamlebllt would bo a valuable man In ...e City Council. Attorney P. A. I lines is one of the best mid most highly respected citizens of the Firth Waul. He Is prominently mentioned for the Democratic nomina tion In the waul. Cantalu .tohu C. Dalton. the North Side business man who Is making such a strong fight for the Democratic nomination for the Twenty-llrst Ward aldermanship, has been given the In dorsement of the (lerman-Auieiicait Democratic Club of that wind. Hon. William W. Weare bus been doing splendid woik In tho cause of tin people and of good government In the Legislature. He will undoubtedly have a splendid record to his credit at tin conclusion of this session. Mr. Slgniiind Kclslcr, while In the Corporation Counsel's office, was one of the most capable and valuable olll clals the elty of Chicago has ever had. He would make an excellent Judge, and Ids nomination by the Democrats Is now among the strong probabilities. Hon. Edwin K. Walker, who has served the public so well In his capaci ty of County Commissioner, Is among tho men most strongly urged for City Attorney. Mr. Walker Is an excellent lawyer, and would undoubtedly ably administer the affairs of that otllce. Mr. M. A. Del-any would bo one of tho host men the Democrats could name for Judge from the North Side. Ho Is u flrst-cliiss lawyer and a highly respected citizen. Mr. Louis I'. Altpetcr would make a popular cuudjilato for City Cleik on tho Democratic ticket. He Is a loyal Democrat, a good citizen and one of Chicago's progressive and successful business men. Mr. Thomas Hoyne Is one of the vet erans of the Chicago bar. He Is very much favored by many of the Demo cratic leaders for the party nomination for Judge. j, . Charles II. Fltzuer, the druggist who made such a fine race for Alderman In the Twelfth Ward Inst spring, can have the Republican nomination again this time. Ho would ho elected. Mr. P. C. Haley, one of the ablest lawyers who ever conducted the legal business of Drainage Hoard. Is favor ably mentioned for a Judicial nomina tion on tho Democratic ticket. Ho would make a strong candldato ami an excellent Judge. ( Alderman Henry Stuekart Is ouo of the best Aldermen this elty has ever had. He mado n splendid South Town Assessor, and his record generally Is without a flaw. Democratic leaders are talking of nominating him for City Clerk, for which ofllce he would bo a formidable candidate. Alderman Charles Werno will be re elected easily from tin Twenty-third Ward. He Is one of tho best Aldermen In the Council. - Hon. Daniel J. McMiihou Is one of tin oldest lawyers mentioned in con nection with tho Judicial nomination. Do has Hindu n line record ns attorney for the Hoard of Education, Is person ally wry popular nnd altogether ouo of the bet men tho Democrats could name for tho bench. Hon. William W. Weare has proven a useful, capable man lu the Leglsla tine. Ho will by his conscientious performance of duty right up to tho close of the session demonstrate tho wisdom of his constituents In electing him. Only thirty-seven days more of Har rison as .Mayor. Frank Iter., the well known nnd pop ular North Sldo business man, Is a can dldato for tho Democratic nomination for Alderman lu tho Twenty-fourth Ward, Mr, Kens Is known to nil the people of this ward, and his record speaks for Itself as that of n tlrst-class citizen, an honorable man, a loyal Dem ocrat, and a man who would bo a credit to tho wnul in tho Council, Only thlrty-sovcn days moru of Har rison us Mayor. Hon. Charles V. Guuther, ouo of tho best City TreusurerH who over served lu that capacity In Chicago, would miiku a groat candldato for Mayor. Ho demonstrated In tho past that ho was .'10,000 votes Rtronger than Harrison In this city; ho Is more than twice that number stronger thuuvlInrrlsoii to-day. Hon. Miles .T. Devlno was an uxeel lent City Attorney. He will probably' he nominated for a Judge by the Dem ocrats, In which case his election would undoubtedly follow. Attorney Ocorgo R. Walker will make a winning candidate as the Re publican nominee for Alderman In tho Third Waul. . Alderman John F. Smulskl Is one of the very strongest men so far men tioned for the Republican nomination for City Attorney. He has the great Polish element with him to a man and would besides receive the full suppoit of oory element of his party. Captiin Wllain P. Rlack, citizen, sol dier, lawyer and orator, will be one of the strongest caiullates on the next Democratic Judicial ticket. As a Judge he would be an honor to the bench of Cook County Mr. Harry llihlreth, the prominent brewer, could be easily elected Alder man from the Eighth Ward If he would make the race. The people of the ward want such a man its Mr. 1111 (1Mb in tin Council. Mr. George Mills Rogers, one of the ablest lawyers and masters In chan cery of the Chicago bar, Is strongly backed for a Judicial nomination on the Democratic ticket. Ho would make a Just and able Judge. The many friends of Mr. Klckhaiu Scania n would he proud to see him nominated on the Republican Judicial ticket. No better man could be named for this high otllce. Mr. T. A. Leuiiuoti, tho able secretary and treasurer of the Chicago, Wilming ton and Vermillion Coal Company, has been connected with the business Inter ests of Chicago for tho lust thirty years. Ho Is respected hy nil who know him mid occupies n high nnd honored place In the business circles of Chicago. He had administered the affairs of tho great concern with which ho has beeu so long and so honorably connected with the most distinguished ability and success, Mr. Leininon Is n ninn who Is noted for his public spirit ns a citizen, for his loyalty to his friends mid his devotion to duty. Hon. John Powers has sustained In the State Senate his welt-won reputa tion as an able legislator, and a faith ful representative of tho Interests of his constituents. Messrs. Wagner & Haiischlld's famous "Chicago Ruffet" continues to enjoy Its usual prosKrlty. Its goods aro the finest lu the world, and Its pro prietors are among tho most gonial nnd courteous of hosts. Captain John C. Dalton, who Is mak ing such n gallant light for tho Demo cratic nldcrmanlc nomination In tho Twenty-first Ward, Is one of the best known and most highly respected citi zens of tho North Side. Mr. Dalton has been for years n resident of the ward which ho seeks to represent hi the City Cotiucll, ho knows the peo ple, Is acquainted with their needs, mid would therefore make it most ca pable and useful representative of the ward and Its Interests. As a Demo crat he has ever been faithful and consistent to his (tarty nnd Its cause, and ho therefore Is fully entitled to the favor which he Is seeking at Its hands. Captain Dalton Is Just 42 years of age, having been born In Cleveland. ()., In 18(11. Ho lias lived In Chicago sluco 1870. ami has been for, tho past thirteen years a resident of the Twenty-llrst Wnrd. Captain Dalton Is a iiinu who has seeu a good deal of the world and has tilled many cupm-ltlcs in life. In 1875 he went away as n sailor, and had a varied experience afloat. He also served his time us a bollernmker and machinist, In which lines of work ho became an exort. As a sutler Captain Da.ion was, ns hi nil other enterprises lu which be embarked during Ids ca reer, u decided success. Ho rapidly worked Ids way up until he been mo commniider of his vessel, being tho youngest captain, with u United States certlllctite, sailing on tho hikes. Ho was also tho youngest engineer who ever obtained a certificate. Ho com manded a boat with unfailing success for nine years on the lakes for the Le high Valley Transportation Company. Captain Dalton Is n moinber of the masters' ami pilots' organization, of tho Marl no International Longshore men, Murine mid Transport Associa tion (having been nn orgaulzer of that noily), also a member of tho Liquor Dealers' Association, and president and business agent of tho Licensed Tugmen's Protective Association, No, 2, Chicago. Naturally as an active member of so many business, fraternal and union organizations, Captain Dalton has be come a power among tho working classes, particularly tho niarllliue or ganizations, which are ho powerful lu tho Twenty-tlrst Ward. Ho had con siderable to do li the settlement of the strike lust year with the Great Lakes Towlug Company. Captain Dalton has never before sought public otllce, although ho has always taken a good citizen's part lu local mid general politics, Ho is a mail of lion nerve, great de termination, noted for his loyalty to his friends and his steadfast adhesion to principle. Ho has tho support of every manly Democrat lu tho ward, nnd, Indeed, of nil public-spirited mid self-respecting citizens, Independent of party. Captain Dalton Is Just the man tn head n fight such as tho ouo which will bo fought out at tho primaries of i..o Twenty-first Ward this spring, Level-headed, plucky, Influential uud loyal, ho will put to flight tho lugrntes' Union uud carry tho banner of true1 iJumocracy to victory ou election day. sh fil&mJ fV . imaaaaaaaaaammAm,fiJ'W& rVT $WKHaMMMMMMWMW tkmiZSS ' iJkMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMXMKBBWWW .aMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmMMwmMmMaMMMMMM imMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmL!$ MaMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmf mMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmu IIIIIIIIIB" m m ' "m HON. ERN8T Ernst Hummel unquestionably dem onstrated the was one of the best City Treasurers Chicago ever had. Theiv Is no doubt that his spotless career lu that capacity and his good record In every otllce he ever hold will prove the foundation for still greater advance ment tn tho future. Mr. Huintnel Is a logical nominee for City Treasurer In the near future. He Is certainly one of the most popular German-Americans in Cook County, nnd Ids nomination for the otllce should he equivalent to elec tion. Ernst Hummel lias been In the brew cry business most of the time since he enmo to Chicago. When a boy ho whs apprenticed to Frederick Wacker. Ills political life began as a Deputy ShcrllT under Timothy Itradley. He was then Collector of the North Town. He served four years as an Alderman. Mr. Hum mel was born In Wurtcmbcrg In 1842, 'SiUWifell ' 'ht.at V S3 '.nSflSjf r 'WfmMMIBaMWmrAA ' lliasjmMMMMMMMMMMMMmi i YWt ,- S'?"2P&7?A. li'f MLmrmaaaaaaaaamL W 1- 4IB 'aWWaT' HK i maaaaaaawaamaaaaaaaaaw aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw.t aaaaaaWaaaaaaaaaaaaaaWt aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaWaWt taaaaaaaaaaamaaaaaaaaaam! amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam MaaaaaaaaaaamUaaaaaaaam 4 maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaWaaWW aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa HON. WILLIAM EI8FELDT. The Strongest Man Whom the Republicans of tha Twenty-fourth Ward Could Nominate for Alderman, OAPTAIN JOHN O. DALTON. Who It Making a Gallant Fight for Democratic Nomination for Alderman In the Twenty-first Ward) , HUMMEL. Immigrated to Chicago, and landed here alone. Ho lives In South Chicago, and Is the Treasurer of the South Chi cago Ilrewlng Company. When the Republicans nominated Charles Gross for the City Trensurcrshlp. tho Democrats began to look around for n "popular South Side German." They were not long In finding one In the per son of Mr. Ernst Hummel, who defeat ed Mr. Gross by an Immense majority lu the famous campaign of 1807. While In the Council Mr. Hummel had the reputation of being a good rep resentative of his ward. It Is said (or him that he has novcr been unfaithful to a trust. lie Is a Mason and member of several organizations. On the trip of the County Democracy, Mr. Hummel marched In line with the boys, and was n man of, popular Interest. lie Is a tyjio of mankind which denotes solid eltlzonshlp; plain in Ids ways, but pos sessed of a heart of generous Impulses I Y-S. UltSl .goyixi i rtfmmv w mrMM.y.' imi.