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iw -ryff r,,,"3c"-; i 3WM INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL IN NONE.' V J VOLUME XXIX. DEMOCRATS WAKE UP. Gathering of the State Central Commit tee at the Sherman House Opens the Ball. Liveliest Contest Democrats Have Witnessed in This Country or State in Years Predicted. Big Men of the Party from All Over the State Rally at Chicago. Candidates' Booms for National and State Of fices Exploited with More or Less Success. Committee Fixes Time, Place and Representa tion for State Convention Clever Jockeying Goes On. Tin- meeting, ill' ' (lie Democratic Slate Central Committee "II Wednes day, unit tlic reunion nf party leaders from nil pints of Illinois which attend iil It, was hi several respects a notu lilt event. Indeed. It can lie said with nut exaggeration that tint In yours has tliei't) been. so Itnptn'tnnt it gathering nl' the Democrats til' Illinois, or one . fraught with ho ninny potential possi bilities fur the future us thill which eiinie together nt the Shcriiiun Utilise on this oeeasloll. While the meeting nf the State Cell trill Committee wits In ItM'll' ii innre than usually liiipnrtmit event, consid ering the weighty business on hand, In eluding the llxlng or the time, place mill representation for the Slate con vention, there were nl her features that added much Importance ami i-lgnlll-a lice tu tht meeting. ' In the Hist plaee, the occasion In re garded liy parly leaders everywhere us helm.' practically the opening of the campaign nf HUM In Illinois. The lni-1 portuiiee of the occasion was cvhloiit-1 ly realized from the moment that Chairman .Inlm I'. Hopkins opened the meeting until It closed. Men who have Peeii for years rccugulxcd faelois In the politics of the Stale, who have aided hi naming State ami national candidates ami framing parly plat forms for State ami national cam paigns, were present. Some were there us memliers of the committee or as on lookers, whoo time for active work would come later, ami who were pies elit to nhserve the course of events, mi us to shape their future course accord ingly. Local leaders of different fac tions weie on hand In great force. The City Hall men were well represented, with Secretary l.ahln, of the County Central Coiuiulttee, iiml his friends In charge, the opposing wing with such men lis Clialrimiu Hopkins, of theSiatt Coniinlttee, Secretary ltreiiuan. Hon. .Iaiuesll. Kekels, linger C. Siilllvnn. .Inlm .Mel illicit and H. .1. lingua. I'ossihle, receplhe ami ucllve entail tlales for tlu giiboriiutnrlnl uiuulnn t Ion, with Mayor Crollus, of Juliet, In the lead III the lasl-naiiieil e.ipaelty, unil lllmore W. Hurst In the llrsl, were on hand, too, ami their friends luisy. Perhaps the most Interesting feature of the affair, however, was the fact that It was made the occasion for some Important maneuvering In the Interests of presidential candidacies that may liave an Important effect In the fnilh eniuliig imtloual campaign. The friends of Congressman James II. Williams, around whom there has Peeii a strange eoalltloii of the City Hall men ami one of Hie hltterest of the null-City Hull factious, were busy booming Ihnl Mutestuiin as "Illinois' favorite win" for the Presidential mint linitloii. Nor were tlui Hearst buuiuers Idle. In fact In ninny respects they show ert evidences of greater tiiiuiliers anil imiru organized activity llian any of the other elements of the gathering! mul under the able leadership of .Mil lard H. Diinlnp, former chairman of tlin Stuto Central Committee, allowed no opportunity to Klip In making cap ital for their candidate. Alderman Novak's persoual Mborty nppeal to tho Democrat It; County Kx ecutlve Coininltteo fell upon iinsynipa llietle eaiH at Tuesday's meeting of that hody. It was a rather dellcato ciuestlon Inasmuch as It Involved tho midnight closing ordinance. It evi tleutly chose what It colislileretl the les ser evil of the two. Crollus. the two-hy-fiiiir Mayor of Juliet, III., will not tin. The attempt to liootn III in for the Democratic nomi nation for (invcrnnr of Illinois at the Sherman House love feast was a ills mill failure. The Heinoeratle parly has within Its ranks too much good timber for governorship nominations in Pother wllh paltry material like Crollus. There Is one mail hi the Democratic party, for Instance, who carried Conk County In ii presidential year, when the tide was so strongly ltcpuhllcuu that it Inked like a forlorn hope to pull against It. Such a man If nominated this year toulil make the governorship race In till- State very Interest hip Iltti such men ns Crollus won't do. Hon. James 11. Kekels was one of the allies) mill most forceful orators at the Democratic love feast. Ills graceful Irlhute to Hie memory of Hon. William C. Whitney was timely ami appropriate, ami the resolutions which he proposed expressing awe! ill the death of the great Democratic states man were unanimously adopted liy a rising vole. Sprlngllehl Is lucuy this year in the matter of loutests for State conven tions, 'ell,! Democrats have followed the example of the Republicans In se lecting the Slate capital as the place for the Democratic State convention. The date Used Is June 11, As Chairman Hopkins said, every hody '.'ot an opportunity to tail; at (he Democratic love feast, ami Hint few I failed to Improve Hie opportunity may he Judged from the tact thai the How of oratory did not cease until nearly V.i o'clock at ui;iht. On 1'ch. 17, Hie ltepiihllcaii county executive eoiuinltlee will meet In issue (lie call lor the aldermaule primaries. No action has thus far heeu taken on Hie apportionment for Cook County of delegates in the Stale convention. One of the notable things about Hie Democratic love feast was Hie fact Hint not even once was Hie name of Williams Jennings itryau applauded, II now looks as if our biave and hunt-worked llreiiieu lire to gel less pay Instead of less work, Not only this, hut the shortage In funds, I 'I re Murshal .Mushani fears, may cause a reduction In the force numerically, Aiming the other pioi things In which Hie Democratic love feast pat terned after the Itepuhlic'aiis wiih thu adoption of a resolution Indorsing' tho proposition for a now charter for Chi capo. Ten new lilinlorpirtcnH aro to lie opened liy the School Hoard tliuiiiK tho eiisulnt: yl'iir. This will lie piotl new lor the little children of the poor, Chairman Hopkins did himself proud lu ju'esUlInt,' over the recent withering of the Democrat's of the State. Ho nover lost his temper, ami kept tho meeting lu control throughout. Kyery CHICAGO, SATURDAY, FKMlUAttY (5, 1904. hody pit ii chance to lie heard, unil no body wiih tllssatWiled at the close. At Inst Wednesday's meeting of the Itoanl of Kiliicatlon the annual budget wus p.isM-il. It appropriates jyi'j'i,. .'in..':! more for educational purposes than was used Inst year. tine of Hie causes for tho Increase In Hie School Itoanl liuilpt Is the elabo rate program adopted for rendering the school buildings fireproof. The people will cheerfully ratify tills expenditure. Free silver as a campaign Issue, at least mi far as the Democratic party Is concerned, was llnally entoinhed at the meeting of Wednesday last. Hon. Miles ,. Iievlue, ill Ills able address hefore the Ieinoeralle State ceniral eommltiee, gave a pint! account of his district, which lie truthfully de scribed us the hamier Democratic ter ritory of the Slate of Illinois. The personnel of the charter amend ment campaign eommltiee has heeu announced. It is composed of I he fol lowing aldermen: Foreman, Werno, Young, .lo.wlukowskl, Cerveuy, Lar son uml Carey. That Chleapi needs u new charter everybody ncipialnled with the conditions that now millet this city uml the causes leading up to them will admit. If the coiuiulttee ili'Miles Its liesi energies to Hie work, next fall's election may bring us with in measurable distance of a new char ter. Sl.v billion six hundred mid twenty-three million more pillnns of water were pumped Into Hie mains of Hie city of Chleapi In 11HKJ than in JIkrj. Can this be due to a prcat Increase In Hie number of cltl'.ens who make new year's pledp's ami take periuanent seats on the water wapui? It seems tin only plausible explanation. Hon. Kred II, Itowe, chairman of the Itepiililleau Siato Central Committee, will no doubt he ut the helm lu the loinlut,' Slate campalKU. -Mr. Itowe Is a loyal Itcpuhllfiin, a man of hll Maudlin; lu Hie community and one who knows the .Stale from end to end like a book. Ho has proven himself otio of the ablest campaign nmnap'rs who ever handled the affairs of the party lu Illinois. Hon. Charles .1. Voplcka, President nf the p'ent Atlas Ilrewlng Company, Ik helm; prominently mentioned for Conpessloual honors. Mr. Voplcka would tin honor to his district ami to the State of Illinois as a member of thu National Legislature, lie lias giv en Ills time ami ability lu the past freely to his fellow citizens ami to the Bcrvlco of the city, ami the people not FRED. H. ROWE, Chairman Republican State Central Committee. alone of Ids district hut of the City of Chleapi would delight in iloln lilm honor. Chairman .tones, of the Democratic National Committee, has announced Hint Hie hall in St. I.ouls In which the National Convention Is in be held next summer. Is ton' small. The St, I.ouls boomers who attended the Committee meet I m; In Washington represented that the hall "lay away over" any tiling we hull In Chleapi. Clo-er lu hpeetloli proves tills In lie untrue. "Cows in Ciiuuaimlit wear lorn: liorus," Tile Seventh wall I lias heeu declared by one of Us committeemen to be In fin or of l.owtlen for governor. A can vass nf Hie preelmt lu which this man lives shows Hint KM out of the I'll ItepUblleail Mitel's were Hot for .Mr. I.nwilon. This Is the kind of commit teeman who delhers delegates and voter. on paper, mul gel Jobs oil the head of it. Mr, .loliu C. rep.er has been ap pointed vice-president of' the .laeksoii Trust ami Saving Hank, to succeed I.ouls M. Stuuunei'. resigned. At the meeting at which Mr, Peizer was elect ed to the vlee-piesiileney, Mr, William II. Kagati was re-elected president. Mr. e'etzer's great executive ability will lu Ills new eapaelt of both stockholder ami vlie-pieslileiii. be exerted to the fullest tlcgleo lu ilie successful con duct of the new banking house. Owing to Indisposition, Secrelaiy ol State Itose will use the penny "ntimo plan tor Ids campaign work, lu his caiulldacy for the governorship; It Is said, however, that Mr. Hose's condi tion Is not considered liy his physicians as at all serious. Mr. Hose's candidacy is similarly reganleil by the Hepubll can parly leaders. One large and juicy Cherry which grew lu Kendall County has been said tu have spread eousternulluu lu Hie De neen ranks by coming out the oilier day for l.nwileu. Mr. Cherry refused In come out for the Colonel until lie had "tested the hitler's sentiment at the Sprlnglield love feast" whatever tills may mean. However, after Mr. I.ijwdcn opened his mouth he did not make two bites of even this large Cherry, l.owden got the plum. Judging by Its effects tho Jtiul law has not been an unalloyed blessing to the city of Chicago. It Is blamed as being lu a large degree responsible for the Comptroller's reduction of the es timates of the heads of tleparlmenls from ?18lltW.iai.7 to $,i:iS,(W(l.7tl. Kxcollent rules for lire drills for the pupils lu the public schools have been framed by the school mauitge meut committee, mul w;ill bo adopted - TWELVE PAGES. liy the Itoanl of IMiieatlou. Tills is .1 step in the illleetlou of limUllIU tile lives of Hie elilldlell safe III our public schools, ami for lids as for all nllier steps la Hie same direction the Humid of the people are due to School Trus tee .Inlm C. I'eter, who was Hie llrt to start Hie movement for tin lection In the school-. pin- everybody hoo heart Is lu the right place will rejoice til the death of the aiitl-loxlu trust, l-'or this pmd work the olliclals of the City Health Depaitment are deserving of unstinted commendation. It Is said Hie proposed salary cut umoug the city employes has pluup'd the City Hall In mourning. II will produce a correspondingly strong feel lug III the opposite dliectlou In Hie minds of the public ami Hie taxpayers. Subscriptions uuioiiutiug to si' 1,. "it " for a monument to the memory of the late Coventor Tanner, liuxe been announced by Hie Secretary of the .Memorial Association, As soon lis M'.'.ihki Is pledged work will begru on tue monument, .loim k, Tanner was an honest, fearless num. u good chief execullM'. ami deserve tlui honor wldeli is now imposed to ills tnetii or,. The many friends of Attorney I'. C. Haley In this city and through out the .Stati were pained to hear of the accident on ilie Alton toad by which lie sustiillicd serlolls Inn forllt mitely not latal injuries. While Mirry to learn that the well Known and popular lawyer may he laid up by It for some time, they me nevertheless glad to know that he Is progressing favorably and thai a steady ami speedy recovery may he looked for. At the lasl meeting of the Demo era He County Central Coiuiulttee mi amendment to the constitution was adopted requiring that all members of Hie committee be elected at Hie county primaries this year, Heretofore one half of tho members hold over, the let'iu of membership being two years. The change in the constitution Is like ly to provoke Ihely times nl the prl uiarles. I'ermaneut licadipiarters have heeu sec u red ut the Sherman House for the Chicago' Democratic Club which will be assisted by a coininltteo of lll'ly, two from each Congressional district during the campaign. The City Hull men will lie close neighbors to the nulls, but this does not mean that they are "coming together" liy any means, I'lider Us new President, Hun. Charles F, (inn I her, the Iroquois Club bids fair to regain all of Its old pros- tlgc, YATES IN Governor's Wonderful Personal Campaign Having Great Effect Among the Peo ple Throughout the State. Abuse and Misrepresentation In and Out of the Press Only Wins Him Sympathy. Probabilities Point to His Carrying Most of the State and Half of Cook County. The Opposition to the Governor Is Mainly Confined to the Hostile Neys- paper Press. Municipal Voters League Sets Aldermanic Po litical Pot Boiling General News of the Campaign. Coveriior Yules Is making a splendid campaign for re-election. lie Is himself mi able and eloquent speaker, uml n man whoso energy and tap.nliy for campaign seem to be well nigh Inexhaustible. Notwithstanding that the 1 1 n-t press of Chicago lias made a hitter ami via- dleth ellght upon lilm.ihe governor litis gone ahead lu vigorous mid hopeful fashion, ably answering nil the attacks ami calumnies of hN enemies lu Hie press ami oitt'slde of It ami Invariably getting the best of the argument. In a wold Coveriior Yates has fairly set tin prairies on' lire ami it now seems mure than likely that by Hie close of Hie campaign he will have made good his prnuilsn to speak on Hie Issues to ever,. oler hi the Slate. Although there lias seldom If ever been such u large number of strong uml lulluentlal candidates In the Held In ii gubernatorial contest as now eon trout Hie outgoing Incumbent, the gov ernor s easily In Hie lead 'of all his competitors ',n, ii,,, nomination, lu addition to his own wonderfully en ergetic and telling campaign work lie lias the ablest generals, and us matters now stand It looks as If he will get most of the Statt and half of Cook county hefore (he tight Is over. There s mi doubt thai Hie manner ami ehiiiacter of the tight made upon the goM'iuor has gained him miiiix sympathizers, while It has disgusted lllipiejlldleed mill Unbiased observers. Km" Instance, while some of the trust newspapers has assailed the adminis tration of the State Institutions under Cnveiuor Yates, printing many col iiiiins of matter thereon they Iiiim re fused to print a word of his i optics. Cli irges have been Ii limped up or iiiiigullled lu a manner tiiai nnyliod, ncipialnled with political affairs could easily see tliioiigh: any man who had any word of condemnation or repioaeh for Vales had unlimited space uml glaring head Hues at his disposal. It iiiusi be said that wllh one ex (option the other gubenialorl.il candi dates have refrained from taking ad vantage of this. The exception Is Y. Sherman, of Allen bill fame, uml nobody wonders at lilm. Tin day of the political com mon sfniil has gone by. The glib gab bler of vituperation no longer takes with the people, mid Indeed any man who undertakes to criticise any public ollh-ial's record, be It ever so mildly, must liaxe no weal; spot lu I. Is own If his criticism Is to have any effect at all. Sherman's bilious attacks on Hie government Iiiim only nauseated peo ple. Notwithstanding tin extravagant claims of the two Cook county candi dates, ihose who are versed lu the ways of maehlue mid autl-iuachiiie pol ities lu Cook county do not consider uny sure Ihlug that between them limy will get half the delegation. As for Warner, llmnllu uml Hose, they are "reception" ciliullihlles In the ful lest ami dreariest sense of tin word, In other words they ate very much lu tin predicament of old friend Mh-nwhcr. ami all the signs now me that 11 icy are likely to remain so to thu end of the campaign, Charles S. Itannells, of Jacksonville, Is Mild to be leading a revolutionary movement against the Yates forces, his object being to make It the easier for himself to secttie the nomination for NUMBER 7J8. THE LEAD. Stmt treasurer. Hmuiells has been pretty widl taken care of since Hie elect Ion of .loliu H. Tanner over seven years ago. mid II Is not likely Hun stalwart Hepubllcans nf the southern end of the Stale or any very eoii .slih'rable number of Hieui will go out of their way to further Ids ambitious ill tills time ill Hie expense of others mote deserving of their consideration. It Is announced that Judge Itrown of W'liealon, has made positive denial to his Irleiids that he ever cmui con templatcd entering the gubernatorial race. Therein Ilie Judge lias shown Ills good sense. Tile eleventh district. Ill Whlell lie leshles is dominated by siieli parly wheel horses as Senator Hopkins. Senator I Ivans ami Colonel Isaac Klwood. who would hardly lake kindly to tin budding hopes nf mi as pirant entering the arena as mi mill organization man. The .Municipal YoteiV League s out once more with Its annual Jeremiad a I unit tlieeliy council, the gray wolves, bad alderiueii. who voted for shady ordinances should he elected in slay at Itiime, etc. Here ami there Ilie mel nilchely lefraln Is changed In n note of gladness when Hit M. V. I.. pauses In point out some alleged henellt of lis Hon worihyof note from the annual mi ls Improved, the wonderful spectacle of a inlllicll enllilillllee Uncovering gral I. ami so foriii. The only Imllea lion worth of note fioiu tin annual ad dress of Hie M. V. I.. Is (hat there is a lucky mad bolero ome uldcriu.iiilt aspirants in the now rapidly approach lug spring elecllnu. (I ltd that some nf the sinews nf war would not be mi acceptable Ju now to tin liieless wi Iters lor municipal purlt.v. It Is s.i hi that if II ( hallos S. Dcie cu huh ds lu landing tin' Cc publican guberiiatorlal uotuliiaien I. will hi' iiihe rond.v ami willio. i u M'i'llic in the doctrine thai loiiiioI bonds should lo lo Ilie counl.v lna ii i. v frniu and after .latiuaiv I ttuci. Chicago Is said to Ik sulVci In.: 1 1 ? i lltiaiictal dobilit.v. According p, Mi. MiCutiii the city is in need 'i i'i operation." These operations ni. sometimes more falal than hie h-, im What Chicago needs s soon- i-ooif, wholesome pi ing medicine, sle in in thirty-live aldermen elected this -pi ,n, who will attend to their luislniss ,,o. earn their salaries, liMcm! oi con i lug ul violations of tin ordm.ii . s, ami keeping the mayor laisv v.iu vetoes. After this she needs sonic i,i I medicines, one of the mosl imporiaiil of which would be the adoption of Hie proposition for a new ehuiler When lids medicine works while Chi cap) sleeps oho will awaken leu newer ami more sturdy eoudllloii of health lliail she has ever enjoyed belore. Hon. lalvvard T. Cleunmi. the brill hint lawyer who has fur years been a member of one of Hie most promi nent mid successful law llrms in the West that of ram, Calhoun 4v Clen iiou, has formed a partnership with Hubert J, Cnry, Hertraud Walker ami lleibert D. Howe, tho lire'- named linn having dissolved partnership on Monday last, The new linn of Cleiinou, Cnry x; jj'.Vkia'.ii !&:?;; ;'A -ly ,f i. A 'CYf hV, ' ,! .S Mv &.?