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m -U. ICINGS. "INDEPENDENT IN ALL NEUTRAL IN NONE.' I ' ' .'. " !'! ' f " 'P"l H w VOLUME XXV11I. THE PAY-ROLL CADETS. Cannot Break Up that Veteran Democratic Organization, the Old Cook County Democracy. In Spite of Every Effort Made Against It the Great Club Gains Strength. The City Administration Should Devote More Time to Duty and Less to Graft. Why Is It That the Streets Are Up to - Private Business Parades? Why Is It That Nothing Is Done to Stop the Shooting of Fire-' s Works. The Harrison gang of fierce payroll llonds I determined to break up tho Democratic party. Hut It is only successful in ho far ns it keepn Democrats out of otllco and payroll llenils In. Tho efforts of tho p. r. f's to destroy tho County Democracy aro not only puerile, they aro also laughable. Tho County Democracy has gained over nlno hundred now members since tho spring election, and almost every ono of the now men Is a business man of standing in tho community. This grand old organization Is strong, or to-day as a political factor than It over was, becauso tho suspicion no longer attaches to It that it is in poll tics for revenue only. Tho payroll Mends now have n club of their own, where they will hear nothing detrimental to their bosses or Injurious to their bread' and ' butter, and relieved of their presence tho , .County Democracy Is mounting on wards and upwards. There nro ten hospitals In tho North Hoisted street police district alone, and every night tho poor sick people tiro disturbed by the explosion of fire works. No effort whatever is made by the pollco to stop this nuisance. Month after 'mouth tho deatli rate In Chicago increases. There are more lck people In Chicago at tho present time than thero over were before, and yet tho city administration penults the explosion of llreworks at all hours of the day and night. Whllo Speaker Miller of tho Illinois House of ltepresentatives has few ad mirers, the spectnelo of a gang of ruf Hans driving him from his place will not soon bo forgotten. Tho Mayor and "prominent citizens" who approved of this thing havo sown the wind. They lmvo shown tho mob how to drive oth er olllclals out of their plaeos In time of trouble or excitement. The Mayor nnd the "prominent citizens" may havo occasion to regret this occurrence be fore their careers are ended. ' There Is more graft In tho City Hall to-day than ever before. Almost ev ery department has a special graft of .its own and tho otllclals closest to tho Mayor are using tho namo of Harri son to conjure by In fanning their schemes. Most of tho members of tho city de tective force havo private dotectlvo ugencles of their own. Who authorizes tho Stem Overalls concern to distribute torches among a number of hoodlums, head tho gang with a brass band and then march the howling parade through the North Hide etreetsV Is it Harrison? Wo thought that thero was a law governing streot , parades and that they were under po llco regulation, Ono of these Stern parades tho other night frightened nioro horses than had been frightened by automobiles for ten years, Hut thou anything is posslblo under this administration, Lockwood Houoro Is one of tho most democratic of men, aud this fact, to- Given gether with his ability as a lawyer, is winning thousands of friends for him. So Uarrison wants to control tho flench, does ho? Wo will watch lor tho fate of Ills pet candidates. Among the people talked of for Pres ident in Chicago last week werolllnky Dink, Mayor Harrison and Captain Strootor. The Captain, however, will not be nhlo to take part In the prelim nary campaign. Have you been touched for Harri son's presidential boom yetY The Harrison presidential boom lias resolved itself Into a touching spec tacle. Sheriff Rnrrott did right to sit down on the country members of the Harri son Central Committee. Most of them are political stiffs who represent some sticky fly-specked bucolic saloons. The Harrison Central gang of pay roll (lends have not yet houueed Hob en K. liurke and the other untl-Hurrl-sou Democrats off of their committee. Harrison's next move will bo to de stroy the elllcacy of the tiro depart ment. It will pleaso ids incendiary friends. Governor Yates did well to veto tho bill opening Division street through Humboldt Park. Tho parks must be wived for tho people. Some of our dally papers nre contin ually growling about the prevalence of crime and at the same time they are printing pages of so-called "sporting iicwh." Outside of baseball there Is hardly any real "sporting news' to write about. Horse racing nowadays Is u low-down gambling game, upon which tho dallies furnish free "tips." Policy Is a noble giTino compared to It, lint as yet the dally papers have refrained from giving their advice con cerning tho "luclJy numbers." Perhaps they are too busy chronicling the do ings of low-down, enr-bltlng pugilists, dog lighters and other prominent citi zens of like ilk. Former City Treasurer Ounther made Ills Una! report to tho City Coun cil on Monday last. It was n credit to himself and has added greatly to the high opinion entertained of him by tho public. As a citizen, as well as an olllehil, Mr. Ounther has earned tho high esteem of tho people of Chicago. It Is dollars to doughnuts that tho known Harrison men on tho Democrat ic Judicial ticket will bo knifed good and hard on election day, Robert M. Simon has mado tho best Recorder of Deeds that Cook County has ever had, Ho deserves well of tho public, nnd tho public will not forgot him. Peoplo who seem to bo tremendous ly interested iu tho so-called Mueller bill aro growling at Governor Yates CHICAGO, 8ATURDAY, MAY 16, 1903 TWELVE PAGES. 'V for suggesting that the advisability of signing the measure lie submitted to the Judgment of tho electors of Illi nois, Yet these nro the same people who are always clamoring for the ref erendum. In the reappointment of Kdwurd It. Klllcott as City Klcctrlclau u lifting tribute was paid to one of the ablest, most conscientious and In every way excellent. otllclals who ever served' the city of Chicago. Everybody will commend the action of the' School Hoard In tabooing the tlreeraeker as a method of celebrating the Fourth of July. If the other civic authorities would follow suit, the na tional, holiday would cease to be a pandemonium. Judge Orosseup Is evidently prepar ed to shake things up in dealing with the traction business. City Attorney Smulskl's request for means to Increase the facilities of his olllco should be compiled with prompt ly. The School Hoard trustees nre quib bling over tho purchase of dictionaries. If 'there were more, dictionaries and less expenditures In site option, the public would, wo believe, ho better pleased. When the Council committee on li censes decided to kill tho ordinance .re ducing the license on cigarettes from SUM) to -'. it did n kindly act for pes terity. Friends of the Republican candidates for tho Circuit Court bench are plan ning to whoop up tho campaign In Democratic, strongholds during tho next three weeks. The Democrats are preparing for a different style of cam paigning, which consists principally of u series of receptions and hcuit-to-heart talks with tho people. Hundreds of horses full on asphalt pavements, and llro horses nro required to nvold them whenever possible, ns a block canned by their failing might en danger not only Jargo amounts of prop erty, but human lives. In addition to tills, tho fcouuds of liorso hoofs on nsphult In warm weather, when win dows must bo kept open, are trying to sick peoplo und others who need sleep. It lias been authoritatively announc ed that tho provisional candidates for tho Circuit Court bonch will have their names on tho ballot without a writ of mandamus and will be voted for at tho coming election, Tho board of super vision, composed of Judge Carter, State's Attornoy Denccn nnd County Clerk Olseu, hi.vo decided to rccognlzo K-- '& ET VfJIlWCBgM ,Y iffHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK IHV 3HkSP1 l.S. : ' fe2EEEEEEEEEEEH Hv 'WMBS , - rSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEV Emmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm TSEmmmC "-n lEEmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmfl eHHHIIIIIIHev 3r : rWM ElllllllllllllllBELk.'iJE& 7 'M-v iiH 9KaHv" ti .iEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEfl eHHIIIIIIIIIIIIHHbK lkkkkkH iliiiiHiHBv--:-; eHHHHHHIIIIIH BmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmW' .Bmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmfl 'ElllllllllllllllllllllllllHPr rOjalBEllllllllllllllB BElllllllllllllllVlBiBEr $' iftBEHHHllllllllllllllM e111111111111111K--w' Jbbe1111111111111111111111111H beHHHHHHIwI Jbe11111111111111111111111111111111H BEimillllllllVr m vf-bjbjbjbjbjbjbjbjbjbjbjbjbjbjbjbM Emmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Ia 'bVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVH BWBWBWBWBWBWBWBWK 'V'AVbWBWBWBWBWBWBWBWBWBWBWBWB bbbbbWbbbbbbbbbBeIIIIIIIH JVJVJVJVJVJVJVMBBBBBBBBBBBBBBH BE1111111111iS''b?b?b?b?b?b?b?b?Jb?b?b?b?b?b?b?b?b?b?b?b?b?B HON. LORIN O. COLLINS, JR. One of the Mot Popular Candidates for the Circuit Bench. the certificate-! of nomination for all the tickets. It has been agreed that the three provisional candidates who aro elected will not attempt to qualify before tho Supreme Court has settled the question of the constitutionality of their election. There will be no .registration for the approaching election. The prices charged Clilengoans asphalt paving are exorbitant. for The asphalt ring iias a tlrin hold at tho City Hull.' What hns becoineof iTarrlson's pies (dentin! boomV It looks us if it had "died aborning." The Kagle has u'celvcd a number of lnquhlcs from business men and otheis in Chicago asking for Information con cerning a book called, or to be called, "Men of Illltiol-," and published, or to lie published, b. one Hnlliday Wither spoon In couuntliiu with some wrlttrs and others alleged to bo or to have been attached to the dally press. The dally press, by the way, gave the al leged book some tlatlerlng notices In lM)i), Subscilptlous to this book and payments for biographies In the same were obtalntd three years ago. The Kagle has not seen a copy of the work, although It ha In Its possession a re ceipt signed by Wltherspoon In JPOO for money paid for a copy and guaran teeing Its dellvu.v. It knows as much about when It v 111 bo delivered as the people who made In tho Inquiries. Per haps tho State'- Attorney may be able to throw borne Hr'ht on tho subject. A strong nnd Influential delegation Is In Springfield for tho purpose of oppns Ing the Torreus law, now awaiting final action by the Governor. Among those In the opposing delegation ate Poter Van VIN-lnuen, II. S. Dietrich, K. G. Keith, President of the Chicago Title and Trust Company; ami H. II. C. Miller. Mr. Van Vll-slngen snys that If the Governor signed tho bill n committee would be formed to attnek the picacut Torrcns law In tho courts. Another Chicago delegation Is -nt Springfield consulting with Governor VntoN In regard to tho traction bill. Tho Kagle, In common with tho majority of its fellow citizens, hns confidence In the wisdom aud dlscretlou of tho Gov ernor. Tho Drnluago Hoard hns adopted a new typo of bascule brldgo for uo at Harrison street. " The amount to be pa Id for the plans nnd patents Is $18,000, Inspector Campbell's baseball team was defeated by a team from tho sec ond battalion-of tho fire department. The lire laddies aro rarely beaten at anything. Among the bills which have success fully run the gauntlet at Springfield Is the one raising the rate of death dam ages from $5,000 to $10,000. Another useful measure which has been approved and Is now u law is that exempting corporations not organ ized for protlt from making annual re ports to tho Secretary of State. It Is to ho hoped that tho new law regulating the speed of automobiles will be vigorously enforced. These ma chines In the hands of careless and Irrespoiwlble Individuals are tin unmit igated nuisance. The coming Judicial election Is likely to afford a practical lllustiatlou of the survival of the fittest. Asphalt paving rarely lasts .over n year in Chicago. The new grand Jury has been drawn. The list contains the names of many good und useful citizens, and tho body will undoubtedly give a good account Of JtM'If. Three more strikes have been ndded during the past week to tho labor dis putes. The State Hoard of Arbitra tion Is certainly earning its wages these time. George Kcrstcu Is a Judge by na ture. He will bo nn ornament to tho bench aud a blessing to tho people. Vole for Daniel J. Schuyler, Sr., for .ludge. Kdward Osgood Hrown will innko a model Judge. Judge John Gibbons is ono of tho very best Judges ou tho bench. , Vote for fearless Judges, kind is of no account. The other Judge John Gibbons deserves re-election. Tho voters llko ti fearless Judge. That swhy they will re-elect Judge Hauecy. Vote to re-elect Judge Kdmund W. Iturke. He Is honest, tried aud true. Poolselllng Is perfectly legal Washington Park, of course. at Tho City Council Indorsed tho Muel ler bill, but will it pass an ordinance based solely ou the Hues of that measure? PICK YOUR Do Not Let Any Man, or Republican, Do It for You. Harrison Has Enough to Do to Run the City Hall Without Running the Bench. There Are Other Bosses Who Might Also Be Invited to Take Back Seats. Everybody Is Interested in a Fearless and Just Set of Circuit Court Judges. And Therefore Every Citizen Should Carefully Weed Out the Incompetent and Unjust. There will be no partlsanlsm In the approaching Judicial election. The peoplo will vote on election day for the nominees who aro best qualified for the Judicial bench, Irrespective of party lines or of tho udvlco of seif chosen counsellors. The men who havo been nojnlnated by the two parties must stand before the peoplo ou their record aud their merit, nnd upon these propositions thu people will elect If the people bo prop erly advised. There Is only ono way thnt tho peo ple can be properly advised In the premises, and that Is by iliullng out for themselves the merits of tho candi dates, and these merits nro disclosed by the records they have made. There aro thirty candidates for fifteen vacancies, and six provisional candi dates for three proposed new Judge ships. The vacancies nro distrib uted evenly between the two parties,' and from those nominees the people will take their choice. It Is not of any moment to the peoplo of Cook County whether their Judiciary shall bo composed of Republicans or Democrats; It Is of great Importance, however, that their Judges shall bo pure, able nnd Industrious. Tho peoplo nro now educated to a point whoro they nro not obliged to lmvo anybody to do their thinking for them. They can nnd will, In tho future, discriminate for themselves. They will vote for tho best men, and will, Iu exercising their own judgment, weed out tho Incompetents and select the best men from tho lino Held which the two parties have placed at their dlspo.sal. Gov. Yates, In vetoing tho bill In incising tho salaries of members of tho State Legislature, did an act deserving of general commendation. In vetoing this measure tho Governor not only ,rt his foot down upon grafting In public olllco, but ho also emphasized the growing antipathy against venality hi public olllco under whatever form. Mr. Fletcher Dobyns, tho well-known aud popular North Side attorney, has been appointed by Slate's Attorney Charles S. Deneen ns a member of his staff. Mr. Deneen could not havo mado it better selection, and Mr. Dobyns Is bound to make a Hue record in his new capacity. Whatever may bo decided upon as tho wisest course to pursue regarding FJro Marshal Mushaiu, It cannot bo di nled that he Is a great, gallant and efficient (Ire lighter. A , Now wo nro informed thnt this city hns developed something now to haul tary science, namely, "aerlel sewage.' WJnit with drinking sowago nt thu by drains and luiinllug ft with tho ntmos pheiv, tho Chicago citizen Is In a pretty plight. Tho Clly Council at Its last session wns asked to pas's a resolution prohib iting Itself from accepting passes from railroads. What next? Special privileges such ns bay 'win dow oneronchnionts on tho downtown sidewalks and other alleged violations of tho building law, aro now to bo at- NUMBER 710j JUDGES. Whether Democrat tacked in tho Council. Anything cal culated to discourage business cuter prise und tho employment of labor seems to bo In high favor under tho Harrison regime. We nro awaiting the resolution nn. pointing a chaplain to t,ho Council, and the consequent opening of tho meeting of that body with prayer. What n sham! Wide-open poolsolli Ing ut Washington Park. Somn of tho greatest business men nnd linns of tho city are earnestly working for tno passage of nn ordi nance authorizing the laying of pneu matic tubes by tho federal government for tho delivery of malls. Tho matter Is now pendlug before tho Judiciary, committee. What a hard time the pollco nro hav ing with that obstlnato "policy" busi ness, to bo sure! Really, the depart ment Is deserving of sympathy in its strenuous efforts to give a practical demonstration of tho art of "how not to do It." Chairman Foreman of tho Hoard of County Commissioners is having n lively time trying to run nil the elective oillces of Cool; County ns well ns his own. Theso times do not seem t bo propitious for over-olllclous political I'oo-iiaiis. If the chairman of tho County Hoard and the Sheriff of Cook County tie themselves up good und tight with In junctions und other parliamentary bonds, tho Inmates of the county Jail nro liable to starvo to death. Country Democrats who count for nothing nro cheekily trying to bulldoze Sheriff llarrett Into giving them tho lion's share of his patronage, to the detriment of that portion of his con stituency which elected him. Judge Klbrhlgo Hauecy has selected ns bis representative on tho campaign committee that stalwart Republican nnd honored citizen, Arthur Dixon. No happier selection could have been made, and Judge Hnnecy Is to bo con gratulated upon having (secured tho splendid f-ervlces of a man who for popularity, political 'wlodom nnd tiro lefS energy Is a host iu himself. What has become of tho promised Mmko-up In tho Central Dotectlvo Ru lean? Tho Council should Jog tho Mayor's memory on this subject and lueldentnlly draw special attention to Ihoget-rlch-qulck methods of tho "Cen tral fly cops." Mayor Harrison Is said to bo about to glvo a seven days' continuous per fornmneo of "How 11 Mnyor Can Get Along Without a Prlvato Secretary," Some of our esteemed contemporaries find fault with Judge Hnnecy fordoing Justice to ox-City Treasurer Adam Wolf, because tho decision was dolayed for two years. They evidently lmvo forgotten tho homely adage, "better late than uever," IM - ! nA