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INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL IN NONE,"
r, ?.-i VOLUME XXV11I. CHICAGO, 8ATURDAY, JUNE 27, 1903 -TWELVE PAGES. NUMBER 710. 1 ALL FOR Democrats of Every Is the Man a the Was Twice Nominated for Vice-President, Once with Cleveland and Again with Both East and Weit on Him for Presidential Candidate. Aroused by Recent Success, Democratic Leaders in Illinois Are Active on Guber natorial Question. Many Good Names Mentioned for State Execu tiveAn Early Campaign General Political Gossip. Tla announcement In Int week' Kaglo tlmt the Democracy of Illinois has already bf.gufi to form In lluo of liattlo for tho groat light of 1IKM, nuil that .'Stevensou for President" Ih It battle cry hn stirred, up tho party not only throughout Cook County but also throughout tho Htate. From every hand have come iisiir nueosthat Tho Kagle I on the right track. Lender from every part of the Stato aro agreed that HtoveiiHon Ih tho logical candldato ho fur a Ml iloln Ih concerned, and Indeed ono of tho most likely to achieve success for the Democratic party In tho national contest. Heyoud any other man ho far men tioned Stevenson could command and would ivcelvo the siiport of all fac tion of tho Democratic party. Hu wiih elected Vice President on tho same ticket with Grover Clevo laud In 1802, and ho ran for the olllco of Vice I'roHhlcnt with Hryitn In WOO. Tliim HtoveiiHon stand a tho ono man of prominence lieforo tho Democratic -party to-dny who ha received official ly and absolutely tho lndomment of tho two great wing of tho Democratic party, and who could, beyond doubt, secure tho support of both tho Kust and the Went. A, big State and county election will lie a featuro of great Importanco to tho local Dcmeorucy, In connection -with tho campaign of 1004. There I no doubt that tho Demo oratlc party, with hurmony In II .ruuks and with tho rubbish and dreg -which 'recent disturbance lmvo brought to tho Httrfuco, properly skim med off and disposed of, would have a fulr lighting clinuco both In Cook County nud lu tho State of Illlnol. There aro uuy number of men In Chi cugo alone, for Instance, who would mako a splendid race, and polbly a winning ono for Governor of thl State, and, through their Htrongth and popularity carry Illlnol with them Into tho Democratic Presidential elec toral column. , There 1 some talk of lion. Thoma Gahan declining tho Democratic Na tional Cnmmlttccnuuishlp' of Illlnol next year. The Kaglo doc not know how true thl Ih, but there I no doubt that It would bu a los to tho Demo cratic party should Mr, Gahan adopt such a course. IIo ha madu u most able and excellent National Committee man and upheld well and with honor tho Interests of tho Democracy of this State. Among the many name mentioned lu connection with tho gubernatorial .nomination I that of Hon. John liar ton Payne. No hotter man could bo nominated by the Democratic .party of thl State. Dispatches from Dos Moines, Iowa, nnuounco that tho Democratic party of that gtnto lmvo "cast out Itrynii ism" by refusing to Indorso tho Kan sas City platform Hon. James Todd, tho nblo attorney for tho Drainage Board, Is mentioned for tho nomination on tho Democratic ticket for Attorney General. lu vlow of tho splendid race ho umdo for thl STEVENSON. Faction Admit He to Unite Party. Bryan. Gould Therefore Unite olllco In 11)00, imd tho Hue record made by him a Assistant State' Attorney, a well a In hi prccnt capacity, It I conceded Mr. Todd would make a very troug candidate. Most of the talk about oxficlllug certain mcmlicrs of tho County Central Committee emanates from unauthor ized and lrresHuslblo source. Even the men who hold job over at tho City Hull are aware that any ac tion of this kind would only result lu rending still further nsuudcr the party lu thl county. Thl would bo a suicidal illcy with a great campaign already looming up In tho near fu ture. There were ructions at several of tho Democratic club meeting at tho annual election of otllcer tho other night. Fiom tho published accounts It Is hard to say what factious came out best III tho shindies. It Ih safe to assume, however, that all tho fellow who aro on tho pay roll gave a good account of themselves and why notY A The Knglo. said several week ago, notwithstanding tho report to tho contrary, lion. John P. Hopkins has not tho slightest Intention of re tiring from tho chairmanship uf tho Democratic State Central Committee. That able leader and organizer will continue to handle tho affair of tho party In Illinois, at least untll-a Presi dential candidate and u gubernatorial nomlueo for Illinois shall have been selected. With tho who lmvo been spreading abroad rumor of hi retire ment "the wish wiih father of the thought." Hepubllenns are getting busy all aloug tho lino lu preparation for 10OI. Just a on tho Democratic Hide, tho gubernatorial nomination 1 an ex ceedingly Interesting proposition. Cook County ha several candidates, and tho local leader aro just now very busy Hxlng up theso aspirants' political fences. Hon. Charles S. Deueeu ha of lato been forging ahead somewhat. Once again tho Civil Service Com mission ha broken out and gone upon tho rampage. Till tlmo tho Health Department 1 tho object of It fury, Strnimcl.v enough, tho commission in It latest tilt at tho department llnds fault with it for doing tho very thing for aliened neglect of which it wnu being "Investigated." Truly, tho city civil service institution is a strango and wonderful thing. Amid all tho hubbub over the post olllco scandal at Washington and the raiulllcntlniiH of tho Inquiry Incident thereto, tho people of this city rest happy In tho knowledge that tho Chi cago postollleo under tho management nud direction of Hon. Fred K. Coyno Ih a model of Industry, integrity and efficiency. Governor Yates docs not appear to bo worrying vory much over hi chances for a rcnomluatlon, Appar ently ho feels that his political for tunes aro In good hands. Tho nmended Postal Pnoumatic Tubo Company ordluauco baa boon rccom- HON. The Great Chicago mended for passage by the Council Judiciary Committee. Everybody Indorse the action of the Hoard of Kdiicntlon lu starting a cam paign against tho salo of firearms, re volvers, slung shot and bras knuckle to boys. Several pawnbroker who sold such weapon have been prose cuted and fined. Tho Knglo ha been lu receipt of sev eral communications of lato relative to tho non-enforcement of tho law pro hibiting team from standing on cross ings. Somo years ago teamster were forced to stop (when they Imd to pull up) on either sldo of tho crossing, but tho ikiIIco novcr think of thl law now. A curious fact In this connection ha been discovered namely, tlmt It Is much tho safer and more expeditious plan for pedestrians having business In tho downtown district to cross the street In tho mlddlo of tho block In stead of at tho crossing. Adlal Stovcnson and Iteform! Ih the battlo cry. An underground trolley system for tho downtown district 1 mio of tho most Important matters now occupy-liii- tho attention mid consideration of 'the city authorities, it I to bo hoped It will not meet tho fate of all other proposed public Improvement since tho Installation of tho present city ad ministration' ludeflnlto nud apparent ly lutcrmluahlo policy of delay. Chief O'Neill seems to have taken the lilt between his teeth In regard to tho enforcement of tho midnight or dinance In the leveo district. It look a if ono of tho tlmt to bo run over I llluky Dink. Till will be novel If nothing else, and Interesting develop ment are looked for. Whenever the City Council Is at a loss for some sort of a gallery play. they seem Invariably to decide upon taking a whack at tho German sum mer gardens. Last Monday night's schslou was a yuse In point. Tlicie will come a day of reckoning mhih' time. Tho letter carriers have Marled a movement looking to tholr freo trans portation on tho street cars, tho same as tho nollccmen. This looks reason. able. Uncle Sam ought to lmvo some rights lu tho streets of Chicago, even If they do "belong to the people." Sheriff Ilarrott lias demonstrated to the County Hoard that Cook County pay him less for feeding prisoners in Jail than la paid tho Sheriff in any oth er county lu this State. Mr. Barrett Is a man of affairs and knows what ho Is talking about. It docs look as If pjpHBBHpjBJBHpjpjpjpjpjBJBJpjpjpjHMpPPJPPJHHpiBt HbysHIIIIIIy ' ' 'vsHIII -WiBIIIIIM -JK'R M 9? -i Pr BSSSSSSSSSSSSIM vp "M siiiiiiiiiiiiri - 'nBsy ' miiiiiiiiiiiiimB m iHIIIIIIIIIV' vdiPiH U h- BjBjBjBjBjBX ssiSJjMjJ i ISBBBBBBBBBBBBBBl f4 $Bm '.k ' ''rXnfW1- '''PBjp ipow! IBiBBBBm. 'S'a yBjBBnlBi mlUKmn 1jBbbbbh9b1bbbBbbbbbbVbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb9i ALEXANDER H. REVELL, Merchant Who Is Talked of for Governor of Illinois. all this fuss about Sheriff llarrctt' dieting bills ha some sort of political foundation to it, and it Is to be hoicd that this belief will he removed fioiti the public mind by fair treatment of tiie Sheriff lu this regard. Loudon, Kugland, I Just now en gaged lu rapidly installing n great traction system, 'which will cost in tho neighborhood of $7.',ODO,000. There have been no riots lu parliament over tills utitcrprlsc, no hysterical shrieking about the referendum and tho "street belonging to tho people," and yet Mhcu completed it will be a ierfect system of Intramural transportation. It looks ii If our "goahead" City Council could, in some respect at least and in thl one of Intramural transportation In particular, take, a lcsuoit from the slow and old-fashioned metropolis of Kuglaud. Atdtriucn Kuester, Schmidt and Mlu wegen have started on a crusado against North Sldo switch tracks, for which tho franchises have expired. The people of tin North Side are to bo congratulated upon having three such able, and energetic representative lu the Council. Superintendent Nourse ha been In Detroit during tho lust few day ad vocating the meter system for It water supply. .Mr. Nourse does well to go fnr from homo lu prosecuting till line of activities. A little of It would go ii long way with Chicago taxpayer, The school jear for lOftf has ter minated, nud tho long vacation, tho miiiiII boy' dic.un of paradise, Is at hand. Tint number of graduates for till year is estimated at over N.DOi). a considerable Increase over linn', and a creditable showing for our public school system. What's the matter with Stevenson? Ho' all iijrht! Among the leading points lu the proposition of tho Chicago city Hall way Company to tho city in tho ills- cushion of the franchise (piest'lou up to date tiro tbes-e: Tho company avIII expend from St.'. 000,000 to $18,000,000 on Improving lis system, placing tho underground tiol ley on it trunk lines down town and as far south a 18th street, grooved ran and similar changes demanded by tho city, n plan of universal transfer and reasonable compensation to tho city. To the Kaglo tills seems not only fair, but generous. Auj)rdlunnco was Introduced nt Inst Monday night's meeting of tho Coun cil for tho reorganization of tho Hulld ing Department. It provides tlmt near - ly every attache of the olllco hall be cither a practical builder, a civil en gineer, an architect, a carpenter or a bricklayer of experience. The IJagle believe tills will bo found to be n good measure lu practice, and will en able our present excellent llulldlng Commissioner, Mr. George Williams, to Improve upon tho lluo record which be ha already made. Among the leading ItepubllcaiiH prominently mentioned for tho party nomination for Governor 1 Mr. Alex ander II. Itevell, the great and popular merchant, whose honorable buslucs career ha gained for him tho respect of the entire community. Mr. Itevell has always taken an active part lu lte publican affairs, local, State and na tional, and the prestige of his name us well as hi Individual efforts have done much to bring about several of hi party' greatest victories. He I a man who would sweep the State by a magiilllceut majority should he bo named for the otlleo of Chief Incen tive. Policy playing still continue to flour ish lu our midst; the drawing go on lu the same old way at tho amo old Ktnnds. Steveuson will come up to Chicago with every congressional district lu the State. Fhe new Judges took their seats Monday, two lu tho County Itiilldlug and three lu the Criminal Court. The former, .ludge Houore and Smith, were Introduced by two of their prede cessor, while Judges Mack, Kersten and llrnwu, begun their duties over on the Ninth Side, where they weie visit ed by State's Attorney Deneeu and hi- assistants. All five will make excel lent Judges nud strengthen the bench of Cook County. The Drainage Hoard bas sold to tho Illinois Trust and Saving Hank ?!, ."iiO.Ooo woitli of sanitary bonds at par, with am ued Interest and prem ium of ifi'.orsi. This transaction speaks well for tho able ami careful financial management of the district b, tho present excellent 1 loan I of Tiuslees, Colonel II. It, lllls Is doing magnifi cent work as tho legal representative of tho Chicago City Hallway Company lu tho direction of bringing about u speedy settlement of tho Iranchlso question. Colonel llllss I mi able law yer, a shrewd man of affairs, nud with al, so coiiiteoii and considerate that he make friend on every hand. Hon. John IC. Prludlvillo I recog nized us tin able Justice and u capable ' and brilliant lawyer. DELAY FOR TRACTION. Unless Aldermen Take Action, Settlement of Street Car Question Will Be Indefinitely Blocked. Failure of the City Administration to Take Part in Consultation with Judge Grosscup Regarded as Likely to Throw the Whole Mat ter Into the Long Summer Vacation. Result May Be Indefinite and Interminable Delay, to the Detriment of the People. Meanwhile the City Railway Company Stands Ready to Make Prompt and Satis- factory Settlement. Unless the active and progressive member of the City Council take de cided steps to forco the traction ques tion through Unit Imdy and to over ride all further blocking tactic by prompt and Intelligent action, the trac tion question Is likely to go over until after the summer vacation, lu which case It I not unlikely that It may not be taken up again until snow files. The refusal of the city authorities to take part iu the consultation with Judge Grosscup Is regarded by the leading members of the City Council a a serious blunder, and one that is like ly to lm conducive not only to more long KstpoucmcntH in flint way, but also to litigation entailing tedious and perhaps Interminable delay in the court. Till would be deplorable, as It Is the public and the business Interests of Chicago that would have to suffer. Meantime the extraordinary specta cle I wltmwxed of the Chicago City Hallway standing ready to accede to all reasonable demands on the part of the city and to settle this vexatious and troublesome question satisfactor ily to all concerned and to the people of the South Side in particular, whllu the city authorities seem utterly to dls regard till proposals, however reason able. Some members of tho Council offer tho excuse tlmt It would be bad puhlli policy to settle the traction question for any one road or any one section of tho city until all can bo cttlcd to gether, but this Is the sheet-eft non sense, nud the public will not stand for It much longir. The Knglo is lu hopes, lu common with the groat majority of the people, that at least that portion of the trac tion question which can be settled promptly, namely, the City Hallway' case, will bo taken up and hi ought to a conclusion before another policy of procrastination shall have been (level- oped. A movement is on foot among the Democrat of the Thlrty-llrst Ward to iii.iKo thing hot for Justice John I'll. gerald, It appears that this Individual hi addition to being n Justice of the peace Jakes a hand in polities, and ward club politics at that, not Infre quently. The Kugle Is Informed that a great many of the leading Democrats of the ward are exceedingly angry at what they declare to be "the high handed and ovei bearing manlier in which ho piesbicd at the annual meet ing nud election of olllcer Saturday night." Word reached the City Hall Thursday that a delegation of Km) lead ing Democrat of the ward would call upon the .Mayor to demand Justice FlUgcruld'x leiuoval from otlleo. Judge Ceorge Kersten, on the occa sion of his leaving Chicago avenue po lice court to take his place on the Cir cuit Court bench, was presented with a handsome table set and numerous floral pieces by the' police ut the station, In spector Campbell made tin-presentation i-pecch. Tills Is a high tribute to an ouiclul who, It must be said, Hllcd the Important olllco of police magistrate for twenty years faultlessly and well. rl'lin Vill'lj, 1m ffrln ,1 in nnln Hitif Hm I experts nro agreed that it great syi j feni of subways for tralllc lu tho down town district Is practicable and would not endanger the big building". Any lnn that will get the street car off the surface lu the business district, or u any way relieve tho terrible conges tion of tralllc lu these thoroughfare would be welcomed by the public. It appear from tho discussion at Wednesday night's meeting of tho Hoard of Kducutlon that It coxtu tun.. 000 to educate the tl(l student ut tho normal school. Iu other word, it cost the taxpayers for tho education of these students a little over lft)00 per annum apiece. A pretty steep price, to put it mildly. Willie unthinking people ami dema gogue are blathering about tho city owning ami operating public utllltleM, It turn out that the cltv aiitlwu-ltlou are actually talking about abandoning tne collection of garbage lu ten ward where the atuiroiiriatloiis nro oh-emiv exhausted. The city ha no money wiin which to pay ror this Imimrtuut municipal service, nud yet we hear talk on every hand about the munici pality undertaking a vast enterprise, Involving mi expenditure of million. The Kaglo Is of opinion tlmt the munic ipal legislators and other autboiitle imd better, for tho present at least, turn their attention to the perform ance of the fundamental duties of city administration. Now there Is talk of widening Michi gan avenue. I there an asphalt nig ger lu tills particular wood pile, too? Hon. Frank O. Iiu-ilcn Im mwitiim. prominent Kcpubllcnu around whoso mime as n possible candidate for tho Itcpubllcnu gubernatorial nomination n great deal of Interest centers. The names of several of tho best-known of the Itcpubllcnu leaders have been men tioned a favoring his candidacy. If the city throw tho work- of col looting garbage upon the property own ers, the latter should Insist umii em ploying their own contractors. Stevenson will unite the Democracy of Illinois ami carry the State In llio'i a ho did in 180:.'. Superintendent Cooley has been given the right by the Hoard of Cdu cation to dismiss from the service teachers and principals against whom Judgment has been obtained for debt. Justice Donley's crusade against tho car-lllpper Is generally approved. Tills Inibli of the small boy Is uu unmiti gated nuisance What I" the reason for the delay In appointing the police magistrates'.' Stevenson will get seven of the Chi cago congressional district easy enough, Wiiat will theadiululstiatlnu do with the ten garbage lu-pectius for the ten wards lu which the city will not do the woikV It Is dollars to doughnuts they nil! leiiuilit on the pay roll. All of the public school tcaclurs have been re-elected for the ensuing iii.wii i. In. ii Mw iii.i,iimiii,i,.ii.m.w. ml, li -'-isftsr,