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INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL IN NONE.' VOLUME XXIX. HOPKINS JAR AHEAD He Saved More Money for the People During Eighteen Months of His Mayoralty Than Mayor Harrison Did During the Seven Years He Has Held the Job. Every Ordinance Conveying a Franchise Passed During Hopkins' Term Pro vided for Full Compensation. The Only Ordinances Passed During Harri son's Time, Carrying Compensation, Were Those Aimed at Manufacturers. Instead of Benefitting the City They Placed a Burden Upon the Heavy Taxpayer. The franchise ritlnnneos passed dur ing sixteen months of Mayor Hop kins' mlnilnlstnitlon provided for the payment Into the city treasury of ?.",:tri8,"i1i.t:o, In the wiiy of income nnil compensation. During seven years of Harrison the total compensation secured Ity tho city from franchises granted loon not .amount to one-tenth that sum.. Thu compensation secured to the city from ordinances passed during Mayor Hopkins' administration Is derived from railroad, traction, electric light 4iiul other grout corporations. Most of the compensation hcoiucd by ordinances passed under the Harrison logme him been wruiiK from munufuo- ' tutors and employers of lalior, who ') ' Avero held up for every switch truck or . .other necessity to their business that they have asked leave to build. As a result of the tyranny of tho Harrison administration towards man--ufncturevH, many of them, employing -thousands of men, have been driven from the city. figure never lie, ,nud tho following statement of the Income from the prin cipal franchises gruutcd during tho administration of John P. Hopkins as .Mayor will be read with Interest at the present time: Xort hwestorn Klovnted Itallroad Company, car tax and percentage nt- orulng to city. estlnmtod.!jU.ll2,o:o.OO XorUi CIiIciiko Klevnted Hallway Co., car tax and percentage accruing to city, estimated ll'-M10.40 North Side Electric Street Hallway Co., car tux and percentage nccrulug to city, estlmnted BiyMM.liO Stipulated amount to bo paid by the North and West Side Street Hall way Cos. for permission to oluingo motive power. 570,000.00 Yluduct damages on ue- count of Deal born sheet, viaduct to be paid by samu companies, nbout. 'M,4!(4.70 . Chicago City Hallwuy Co., for permission to change motive power 2.T,00O.CO The Northern Klectrlc Hy Co lIS.MJO.On Cicero and Proviso Street Hallway Co 0,450.00 Mutual Klectrlc Light Co. 72.000.00 Total $5.:ir8,5W.U0 There were many other frunahlses granted under tho Hopkins adminis tration which brought money to tho city treasury. For Instance, Mayor Hopkins obliged th Hook Island and Luke Shore rail mids to pay $50,000 each to the city before lie would grunt them permission to elevate their tracks. Contrast these substantial results with tho shallow, unproductive and nmho-bellovo policy of tho present Mayor! When Mayor Harrison permits cabi net otllcers to farm out tho taking of affidavits on bonds, etc., required' by law and to pocket tho proceeds as graft, who can 'blame tho poorly paid underlings for grafting, too? The next time the Graft Club pa jades, It will attraet great attention. If Harrison cannot suppress graft In the City Hall he would make a Hue President of the United States, we must say. Tho City Hall Is tilled with grafters and Harrison has only been Mayor for six years and a half at that. Meanwhile Hie Water .Meter draft Is making renewed efforts to make Itself felt. Only eighteen more months of Har rison. Harrison's cry of "stop thief" is thu funniest tiling yet. The Kaglo was not so far off when It called tho Harrison organization the (rafters' Union, was ItV The head. tall, heart, entrails mid gizzard of the City Hall civil service Is Carter II. Harrison. No man can bo appointed .to otllee, no matter how high lie stands on the civil service register. If he Is not a Harrison man. Wlio, then, is to blamoV No wonder tho Mayor's organ was christened "The Champion of draft." Maybe there would bo loss grafting In tho City Hall If .Mayor Harrison would remain In the city for a few months. Hut It Is one vacation after another with him. Perhaps the other hoys think that they might as well make a llttlo easy money, too. The net result of Harrison's admin istration is graft. No compensation for the people; badly paved streets and all tho street cleaning money spent for the spring election. According to July numbers of (lie Heconl-Herald tho heaviest grafter In tho City Hall Is ono of tho Mayor's im bluet ollloers and closest friends. When the Hecord-Hernld exposed this graft sumo weeks ago, the. Mayor per mitted thl" man to employ an outsider to collect tho "foes" for him. Is tho civil service law to blame for this? It is given out that thero was some bilk of mob rule at the Council meet lug Monday night. If the disgraceful scenes which occurred in tho Legisla ture at Sprlngtlcld last winter are to be related here it Is about time the police took a hand in it. Now that tho centennial Is over, Mayor Harrison will resume his vaca tion. This time ho Is going hunting. It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest. Wherever Harrison camo across tho name of a citizen who had lived lit Chicago more than fifteen years, ho scratched it off the list of tho men ho Invited to participate In tho centennial. Tho so-called "centennial" was like tho Mayor a frost, It is Just six months slnco the lodg lug bouse bums in tho First, Eight- CHICAGO, 8ATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1903 - BBB Mm H SBBBBBBBBBBflk. MlSBMiBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBfBBBBjB'' BBBBBBBBm m!bblbnbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbv F1RIbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1Ebbbbbbbbbbbbh bbbBbbbbbbbbbbbbbIbbbbBPh 0 1 IMIIII ! !! M eenth and Twenty-llrst wards re-elected Harrison Mayor. .Iut think what would have happened If .'I..mNI of tho bums had failed to earn their money at the polls! The public learned with regret dur ing the week of the retirement of .Mr. Francis s. Pea body from the Library Hoard. Mr. IVuuody Is a man whoe services In any public capacity are valuable and highly appreciated by the people. It Is such men as this great and popular merchant who are needed at the helm of our public luMl tutlons. Former City Clerk Wllll.ini Lm-illei' Is the ablest of Mayor Harrison' lieu tenants. Without his aid and Mipport the City Hall machine would fall to pieces. Tim worst Insult we have heard of. but ono tolerated hy tho police, was the sale during the week, on street corners, of paper weights representing the Mayor. Tho heaviest part of hliu wiih down, but this does not uie.iu that tho weight made him stand on Ids head. The water motor graft Is the sub ject of more speculation on the part of hungry City Hall men uowadays than anything else. We will watch for Professional He colvor burner's tlual report of the Dime Savings Hank affairs with great Interest. Investigate the water otlice. Investigate the water motor graft. A water meter latest City Hall for every program. Hat is tho When is Professional Hecolvor hu mor going to wind up the Ulino Sav ings Hank utTalrsV Professional Receiver burner ap pears to have a life tenure of the Chi cago General receivership. Professional Receiver K. J. Zlmmer appears to have a pretty good drag in tho courts. Whero does ho get It? As an act of mercy appreciated by al who havo a friendly feeling for strangers, the picture of our pudgy Mayor was omitted from the galaxy of Mayoral portraits exhibited during the MR. JOHN J. MITCHELL, President of the Illinois Trust and Savings Bank. week on the City the I Hall. a S.illo street side of Professional lioi elver Zliniucr should have been disciplined last summer when he dlnti-Unitcl cards) which, ir fened to Pre!d ut Itooscviit mid Judge Itieiltano a- the "Two Teddy-" and disgusted the nlinds of both tlu.-e popular gcntlcim n. Justice Charles II. Callahan is mak ing a great record as police magistrate and the people of Hyde Park and South Chicago are tumid of hint. Cannot the .lud.'e of our courts Hud any busluos men to take receiver ships? The prol'eMloiiul Zlniiner ie celvers are getting too nuiuerou-. Coventor Yates will get at least half of the delegates from Cook County. The Pullman Palace (Jar Company Is making desperate efforts to secure u Coventor of Illinois who will help It to raise mid collect high sleeping car rates. ' There Is hardly any doubt that John J. Vanderbllt was elected County Com. iiiissiouer over llndlitger, Democrat. This being the cum1, Judge Carter has ordered all of the ballots recounted. Let us have a full report of Profes sional Hecelver .Itiiuier's management of tho au'alis of the Dime Savings Hank. Pension Hoard alTnlis now so. in to b In danger of an imiulry and an airing befoie the Civil Sirvlce Commission, Why dcesu't the Commission order an Investigation of lUelf and make It uiiaiiluiotis? Some of the members of the Hiiuill ton Club are gunning for a notorious Dead Heat who has been around "touching" people on tho strength of the fact that ho was a brother of a former president of the club. The Dead Heat In question, who was at ouo time an advertising solicitor, has been playing his club membership for all there Is In It and more test. The .Mayor says that thero is graft lug In every department of the city government. Why don't 'ho resign? Judge Adams A. Goodrich would make an Ideal Democratic candidate 1 -' "" TWELVE PAGES. for (loveruor. He Is well known throughout the State and would till the ollloe to the credit of everybody, If elected. ttoorge Mills Hogers will bo elected to the Superior bench next year. Mayor Harrison on Monday took out a hunter's license. No. 0S,4. for a man 4.'! years old. .' feet S Inches high, weight 2I.'I pounds, color of eyes blue anil color of hair black. He patronized City Clerk Hender's olllee and paid only Sl.!!."i. The county would have s-htrged hint $1,4. for the paper, which accounts for the fact. "TliW calls for a 'distinguishing in.irk.'" said Clerk Herman Meyer, who went to the Major's otlice to ex amine hint mid iidmluHter the oath. "Well, 1 have a rather prominent noio." the Mayor slid, but the clerk left the line following "distinguishing mark" blank, for he said everybody would be able to distinguish the May or, even In tho dark. A well-known milk dealer writes to The Kagle as follows: "I was visited by a man who claimed to represent the City Hall olllelal organ. He boldly threatened me with olllelal persecu tion if I did not give him an adver tisement of my dairy. 1 ordered him out of my place. I understand other milk dealers were approached In the same manner. Does the Mayor know anything of tills?" The Mayor now declares that noth ing will be done In the matter of street cur franchises until the people havo oted on the Mueller law. He Is a candidate for re-election. The Janitor troublo still holds the bouids over at tho city ball. One good icsiilt which It has had Is the painting and gemral cleaning up nud furbish ing of the i levators. Meantime every body Is asking what kind of a place Is the City Hall, anyhow. Protty nearly everybody over there seems to bo wi der charges of some kind or otlier. Most people thought the health de partment Investigation was about through, but now troubles have arisen there, and tho bead of tho department has not yet been reappointed. It now looks as If tho health otilelals uro In for another siege of Investigation. Huiilson Is still squeallug. YATES TOJHE PEOPLE The Governor Tells of the Attempt of the Trust Press to Con trol Him. He Presents the Record of His Ad ministration and Defies His Enemies to Battle. He Serves Notice Upon His Opponents that He Is in the Fight for Keeps. From Now on to the Republican State Con vention He Will Contest Every County. And Believing in the Justice of His Cause, Has No Fear for the Future. Gov, Yates address to the people of Illinois on tho subject of his candidacy for reuoiiiluatlou Is a ringing ouo. The Governor says In part: "Thirty-two mouths have elapsed since my Inauguration, Jan. II, lINil. During these mouths 1 have endeavor ed to faithfully fulllll the pledge made by me. If I have, lu whole or In part, failed to t n It 1 1 1 It the failure was not an Intentional or conscious one. As 1 said at the time, mistakes are always possible. Some mistakes have been made. An honest ctl'ort has been made to right and correct those mistakes and 1 eoiilldeutly submit the whole record to you to consider and to examine. A caret ul and Impartial Investigation of the record will show that the economic record, the etllcleiicy record, the ap pointment record, the law and order record, the labor record, the legislative record, the political record and the whole record of the Republican party and of tills administration In Illinois during the last two years and eight mouths have been good and not bad. "Of course there are, as there always have been, men more uuvlous to build tip themselves than to build up tho Hcpiihllcan party, nud, accordingly, fully capable of tearing down the Re publican party lu order to build them selves up. Such men are more anx ious to destroy than to entourage Re publican oillelals. Such will not ami do not approve tills administration and will not and do not approve any nil ministration which docs not submit to their control. Such men will not admit that this administration Is good and not bud. I, however, feel fully jtistlllcd In asserting that were 1 mid all my associates and appointees to die to-morrow the Republican party lu Illi nois could and would go forth to vic tory In ll()4 upon this very Identical record. You and the whole State know this statement to lie true. "1 am satlstled that after close in spection the people of thu State have found nothing disgraceful or harmful lu the present administration ih con ducted through the various depart ments nud Institutions. On the other hand, I believe the people regard It as an honest mid worthy administra tion. The constitution of Illinois docs not prohibit n Governor from seeking a second term. I know of no reason why, after two years and eight mouths of experience, I should, sixteen mouths before the expiration of my term and eight mouths before tho next State convention, decide not to lie n candi date. There may bo mid probably will be another issue In the ensuing campaign. Tills Is whether the Re publican 'party of Illinois, with free and true republicanism, shall bo Its own master and run Itself, retaining Its own 'servants 'and rewarding Its own champions, or whether It shall, like a slave, bow the knee to and take orders from mi-Anierlcan, uurcpubll can, undemocratic newspaper oligar chy In the city of Chicago as heart less and remorseless as any tyrant or assassin ever known. "That man serves well his party and, for that matter, all parties who thwarts the alms of this now despot ism lu Illinois. Its success Is not merely u question of personal passing moment to any one. Its success would fasten upon Illinois a newspaper dy nasty, corruptly controlling nomina tions and legislation, moro dictatorial NUMBER 730. than was over the case In boss-ridden nud Tammany-driveu New York. "Tlie Republican parly can bo ll own master. The Republican parly of Illinois can run itself. So can all other parties. I eoiilldeutly call upon men of all parties to aid in liberating Illi nois politics of nil parties from that editorial oligarchy. "Personally, I prefer to submit my case by simply presenting the record of this administration. Hut If the Chi cago trust press continues, mm hereto fore, to represent that 1 have not kept, my oatli I will raise the Issue of gov ernment by newspaper trust. Govern ment by trust press Is Just as un Amerieau and unconstitutional as gov ernment by Injunction, government by capital, government by machine or government by mob. The methods or newspaper trust reek with cowards. The very essence of cowardice consists of the use of power against the vcr less. "With such cowardice the Clilcag newspaper trust strikes Kmi.imki Idows every morning for :in days lu the your and Its victim Is us unable to return the blows as Is the cltl.cn stricken down by the highway robber with a blow Horn behind the dark. With such cowardice blows 'have been struck me ever since the day of In augurationblows I have been power less to return because I have had no newspaper trust at my command. I consider It a high compliment that lu spite of tills campaign of falsehood friends arc to-day remaining undaunt ed lu all parts of the State and Hint the ."00 honest mid brave and fair country Republican newspapers de nounce this trust and combat this at tempt to destroy. "If this attack continues I serve no tice now that, on the one hand, I will light will tight for my life and on the other, I will light against govern ment by trust press and light It ti death. I will so tight It. convinced that 1 cannot better servo Illinois and Its people than by carrying this tight Into every county of the Slate, and I chal lenge and defy the whole unholy com bination to prove that I have lu any sense been recreant to the sacred trust so generously Imposed by the people and so proudly accepted by me wthcii on Jan. II, IIHil, in the presence of Cod and of the people ami of my be loved ones, I held up my hand and took the solemn and mighty oath of Governor of Illinois, for which I ex pect to answer not only to loved ones mid to the people, but to the Judge of all men. "I Intend to submit to you the whole ease. And as neither newspapers nor combinations nor machines constitute the Republican party 1 will submit tho case to the formal assemblage of the accredited representatives of the Ite publlcan party of Illinois In their reg ular quadrennial convention lu May nest. If at that time the decision bo lli.it I withdraw nud support another I will cheerfully comply. If, on tint other hand, that convention shall again make mo the standard bearer of tho grand old Hcpubllcau pally, which I love, 1 will again take Into my keeping that sacred trust and I will carry tli.it splendid banner of Lincoln, Logan, Grant nud Oglesby up aiul down the State with tho same loyalty and enthu siasm and confidence as before; and, ax before, I will after the battle bring It back in honor, If I live to bring It back k r&'