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gW&mo "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL IN NONE," -? VOLUME XXIX. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1904. -TWELVE PAGES. NUMBER 753. i iL jflkkKnm. kkkk Vr B PALMER FOR MAYOR. Mr. Harrison Will Retire in Favor of the Alderman When His Term Is Up. All of the Leading Supporters of the Administration Have the Tip and Will Follow It. The Mayor Contemplatei Taking a Trip Around the World and Will Re gain Strength. He Will Then Return and Take a Orac at Some Big Political Job. He Figures, on a Friendly City Administration to Help Out His Future Ambitions. Curler II. Harrison will rot In? fnm the iiiiiyornlty ut the conclusion of III llt'l'Kl'llt tWlll. Hi- reels tlmt four consecutive terms M elder executive or tin city or Chi cago have sutllclontly demonstrated hl popularity In tliir metropolis, ami. besides, lu has no, further yearnings for the Job. At the sume tlmt'. iin lie lx still u young mini, lie naturally has ambitious, mid these lead lilui Into the iloiiinln of mitloiiiil politics. lit; will take the llrst step In that direction thlx year ly securing the Democratic National committeeship from llllnolx. The next step Ik to secure the noml initlon ami election of a friend us May or of Chicago, who will curry out his Ideas and lie true to him In fane or political neeexxlty. KverylMidy who known anything nltout polltlcn In aware or the fact that the Mayor or Chicago In virtually the Democratic party or Chicago, ho rar u the management of party nffalrH anil the control or prlmarlen una eonven-j itn.ia ikHk niiifintiniii1 i TIiIh being the case. Mr. Harrison' has thought the mutter over, unit tn tip linn been given out, straight an n lle. that Honoro Palmer Ih to he the next Democratic nominee ror Mayor. Mr. Palmer Ih to be brought out t.naltivnl nit niftiV tfMilulflll. tn fu mlllnrlze the leadern with the fact that 1 he Ih the helr-apparcnt. He will make u mighty strong cundl date. too. And, having been elected National Committeeman, Mayor HarrlHon will retire next year, take a trip urouiid the world, and then return Jn time to run for Prexldent In HXiS. In selecting two of the cheapest, non-debt-paying dead beats lu Chicago for places on, their Judicial ticket last hhhi-- HUM, tile itepuniieiiiis tmii'ii a iiiiiii her of good men down to defeat. They should not iniiUe the same mistake this year. ltiisslau sympathizers lu Chicago are now known as "sl;.v"tnrrlerx, although none of their names end with that syllable, William Preston Harrison is win ning many fi lends lu the F.lghlh Con giesslnnul district. lie Is a good iiiImu' and shows many of his father's peciilluiitlcs hi that dlicctlou. After reading the report of the al tlernmnle graft" couimlttce one won ders why tho car barn bandits were ever arrested, The llver-llppcd alderman who drew up the "graft" committee report did his work very satisfactorily to tho grafters. Tho grent question around tho City Hall these days Ih; "Why did Hill llrennan resign tho Deputy Couimls ulonershlp or Public Works?" Terrorizing school teachers, princi pals anil others In tho employ of the Hoard of Education, who might bo In terested tn tho adoption of text books by tbo board, Is said to bo u customary courso of procedure on the part of those, who have most at heart the de- feat of any attempt to permit compe tition In the furnishing of text books to the pupils of the city of Chicago. The craukH are now agitating for "ward option." After they have killed the city they will probably try It some other place. Allermiiu (ieorge K. Schmidt Iiiih n walk-over In the Twenty-fourth Ward. Ills efforts to get larger water mains and better pressure Into Ills ward are appreciated. Michael P. Hyrne, the well known contractor, who Iiiih returned from his wedding trip. Is being talked of for Cougrexx. Postmaster 1'. K. Coyne Iiiih made a splendid record In ofttee untl Ih it credit to President ltooxovclt'H administra tion. (lovornor atex, acting on the rec oniniendatlou of tho .ludgex of the Pro bate. Circuit and Superior courts off Cook County, has appointed .lame .1.1 Urant. IMS Flournoy street. Justice or the peace for West Chicago. There were two Democratic county conventions at .toilet on Tuesday. Both conventions Indorsed Mayor Carter II. Harrlxon. or Chicago, for Illinois mem tier or the Democratic National Com mlttee, W. It. Hearst for President, and Mayor Croliux, of Juliet, ror liov ernor. Next Tuesday, March IB. will be the only opportunity voters will have to register If they tlexlre to vote at the aldermaulc election April .". Vnless citizens who have moved Into oilier wards or changed their precincts regis ter they cannot vote. The Hook Trust must go! How many uicuihtrx of the Hoard of F.dllcutlon ale controlled lt.v tile Hook Trust V Alfred I!. Parr, the well known law yer and public splilted citizen, will make a splendid Alderman of the Thir teenth Ward. He should be nominated lu the Interest of tho taxpayers of this city of Chicago, as well as of tho peo ple of the Thirteenth Ward. It N sel dom that a man possessing his r.iu iliiallllcatlous oilers himself for otllce, mid if more men like him could be In duced to enter public life Chicago would bo much better off than she is, Aldermnu Nicholas H. Finn lias been Indorsed by tho Democratic organiza tion in tho Twentieth Ward as well as by tho Municipal Voters' League nml has no opposition to speak or. Ho has made a lino record. Representative Mann's bill for the removal or lowering of tunnels under, the Chicago Itlver was unanimously re ported out Tuesday by tho House Com mittee on Interstate and Foreign Com merce, and Mr, Mann ordered to make tho report accompanying It, Tho bill If passed will compel u settlement of the tunnel question lu Chicago, as It provides a tine or IO.imk) a month for the retention of each tunnel alter It Ix ordered removed. The Chicago dele gation Iiiih thus far been divided on tin plan and the paxxage of the bill may lie fought. Why the United Mutes (iovornineut permltH bookinakerx to use, the malls for drawing In the unwary bettors on horse races Ih past tiudlng out. The report or the great "grart com mittee Ih In, It polutH out Irregulari ties lu giving unit accepting bonds by professional IkhhIhiiicii. ComleniuH"the 'practice or policemen nml ilrenien selling tickets ror hciicllt entertainments. Declares ror political reform In urg ing that city officials should be nomi nated by petition Instead of practical ly selected at primaries. Itcconimcudx that disorderly resorts be contlned to certain tlellned districts where they will be free from tribute collecting police. Denounces and asks for the suppres sion of the Policemen's Protective As sociation, organized to provide defense f mills for policemen accused of "graft ing." Says "fourlluxhlng" ordinances should be wiped out and the municipal 'code revised. The report further declares: "It Is the opinion of your committee that In ellleleney due to lax discipline iinil not dishonesty the fundamental cause of the conditions that give rise to complaint. We admit the police force Is. I'liidcipiale In numbers, but In ptoporllou to Its numbers It Is far I'loiil being as elllclent as It should be. At the same time wo assert the gieat majority of Chicago policemen repre sent as high a type of peace olllcers as aie to be found In any city of the world." The repot t does" not mention tho iiiestlon of brldgeteuders ti ml their salaries. As this s the principal visible graft, Herrmann nml his puis should ex plain. Alderman John Mluwegeu Is to suc ceed William 1 ltrenuan as Deputy Commissioner of Public. Works, The pestiferous professional labor skates luivo given Mayor Harrison a big boost by attacking him, It wax hard on tho tlog catehors to open their season on Democratic pri mary day, Chicago reformer are like bedbugs they have no wings, but they get there Just the same. The Chicago trust press Is so frantic over the success that tlovernor Yates HON. HONORE PALMER, Mayor Harrison's Political Heir Apparent. Is meeting with throughout the State, that It Ix trying to drag President llooxevelt Into the tow. President ltoosevelt will be dragged In all right. He will be on the same ticket with Vatex next fall. Hy tho time our rcfonnerx get through with the tire department there will be no one left to tight tires. PI re .Marshall Miishaui Ix the hardest worked man lu the service of the city. Instead of trying to hamper him every public spirited citizen should try to lighten Ids burden. (toveruor Yates continues to gain at every primary election that Ix held throughout the Slate and his renomlim tlou Is certain. This is a severe, re buke to tliti trust press or Chicago, which Ix opposing him. There lx not a Democrat lu the State who can defeat him at the polls In November. He will come up to Chicago with loO.OOo ma jority, ami no Chicago Democrat wants to go against that. Mr. Alschuler Is the strongest man on the Democratic sine, but he wants no more of It.. He made a mmrnlllccnt run In 1IMNI. cur rying Cook County, but was beaten by over ".".imni at that. Vales Is stiouger in Chicago to-day than he ever wax, and will carry Cook County this year by a large majority, IIN campaign has been lu able bauds, and Fred II, Howe and the other leaders who have been so potent lu bringing about result-, desinc great credit for their wot k. .1. Hani. Lou Is has got his name Into the paper', iigaln. Till- time the end-vri-.int from the Stale of Washington is aiiuoiiiieed to enh,.lileii the eaters ut (lie Iroquois Sal i,i l,i luncheon. Not the Iroquois Theiii.i. but the Iroquois I'lllb. The dog catchcis aimed with snares mid nooses, WcducMlay iiiorulug stint ed woik looking lor canines the own ers of which hne neglected to comply with the "all the e.ir" muzzle null untiii'. I'ormerl.x the crusade began May 1. Claieiice S. Dai tow would make a good member- of Congress, Alderman T. M. Hunter, chairman of the Council Committee on Licenses, Is preparing, ror Introduction in the Council next Monday night, an order calling on the chief of police to explain why more dealers in cigarettes are not required to pay the license of $1(H a year. Alderman Hunter may suggest to the Council that money collected from clgaivtte dealers be applied to the police fund. He has llgiued that If a reacotiahlc percentage of the deal ers were required to pay the city could aihl .'(Hi men to tho police force, It Is estimated that cigarettes are sold In from lO.(HN) to U'lMKMi places- lu Chi cago, anil yet the records show that only ."-! dealers are licensed. The Democrat le aldcriiiiinlc pri niarlex were carr persons; First Ward Second Third , Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh eighth' Ninth Tenth Hleventh Twelfth Thirteeiitl Fourteenth Fifteenth Sixteenth Seventeenth .. ... P.lghtccnth Nineteenth Twentieth Tweiity-llrxt Twenty-second . . Twenty-third.... Twenty-fourth .. Tweuty-llfth .... Twenty-sixth ... Twenty-seventh.. Twenty-eighth .. Twenty-ninth . . . Thirtieth Thlrly-tlrst Tlilrty-M'cotitl . . . ed by tin following . ...lohu .1. Coiighllu lames M'Cuue No selection lohn A. Ilichert lames .1, McCormtck No selection No selection lames Klrby Henry I. Flek , Itudolph Hurt ...Peter I.. IIotTnian V. K. Cerviny W. W. Norrlx W.T. Maypole lacob l.e Itosky Stanley Kunz William 1 ever ..Michael C. Coulon Fred D, Kyau ... .Nicholas It. Finn . .(ieorge II. Slicahaii . ...M. D. Dougherty . . . ,K. F. Herrmann lacob Kwald Peter Phillips Nicholas llrusli V. W, Schwnne Frank I'oimery Thomas Carey lohu .1. Bradley P. .1. tVConuell I. .1. Kelly No selection lohu .1. l'helan , W. I!, (iolileu Thlrly-tlilnl .... Thlriy-ioiirth .. . TIllt'H-llltll te The State Ito.itd of Voting Machine Commissioners met lu Chicago Thurs day to cMiiuluo a lilooiulllgloil voting machine. It Is hoped by the election lloaid members that experiments with otlug machines can be made lu ('Id cago lu the coining uldcrmaulc elec tion. An alliance between William .1. Mry an and William It. Hearst ulth a view to dictating the Democratic nomination Is said to lie a certainty, lu fact, it Is asserted by a man very close to Mr. Hearst himself that the present ur tanuemeut Is that Mr. Ilryaii will pre sent Hearst's name to the St. I.ouls conveiit,loii. The terms of tho following named Judges expire tlilx year: Henry V. Freeman, Arthur II. Chetlaln, Hlbrldge Hauecy.Axel Chytrau", Philip Stein ami Jesse Holdout. Harry It. (ilbbonx Is the Democratic tip for member of the Hoard or Ite view, to succeed Florus D. Meacham. Mr. (Ilbbous has the backing or Mar shall Field and some or the biggest business men of Chicago, TOO MUCH REFORM. The Snivel Service Cranks Are Killing the Chicago Fire Department in Quick Time. Vou Cannot Put Out Fires with Bottles of Ink or with Edu cational Tests. Brawn, Muscle and Bravery Are the Princi pal Requisites of a Good Fire Fighter. But in Chicago a Man Must Be Able , to Read, Write and Cipher, And Have a Smattering of Greek and Latin Before He Can Fight Flames. It was a bad day for the city of Chicago when the Snivel Service Ite form cranks were permitted to get control of the Chicago tire department. For over twenty years Chicago boasted of possessing the tlncst lire de partment In the world. During these twenty years bravery, muscularity, punctuality, honesty and faithfulness were the pre-reiiilslles for a good tire' mail. Now these qualities me thrown lu the shade. t'lider the Infamous. un-American and unfair civil service law. a lisping dude can overcome the bravest lire tighter In (lie examination and win the appointment ax a llreniau. A knowledge of arithmetic, geogra phy. tireeU. I'.atlu and grammar are necessary If a man expects to obtain u Job on the lire department of Chicago, or .to obtain promotion on It when he tloes get the appointment. Fire Kxpert Hlgglns in the 'Fire Dis patch takes strong ground against the Chicago civil' service law ax applied to the lire department. He nays. The host of tire experts, satlslled that civil xervlce niethotlx are produc ing a class of poor llremen. this week gained a noted ami aggressive recruit to their cause In the person of Fire Chief Croker of New Vork. In a let ter to Fire Coininlxsloner Hayx he xug gexted that the civil service commis sioners change their examination tor llremen so that longshoremen, motor men, truckmen and others who are now shut out or competitive examina tions by useless literary examinations might be given a chance, "These men make far belter tlremen than dry goods clerks or bookkeepers," be said, "but they cannot get positions because the examination, which N easy for the cleik or bookkeeper, is an ef fectual block to them. These strong, hard-working men are Just the ones wo need to stand the hardships of lire lighting." The views of Fire Chief Croker were those of Chicago's former Hie chiefs. Swenle and Ilenner. I). .1. Sweule was ever complaining about the poor mateilal luiulsheil him by the civil scl lee commission. Theoretical lire neii luvailalily "resigned" under the "grand old num." many dropping out of the ranks at the llr-t good tire they attended. Mull. Ilenner. who Intioduccd the li.ittallou system Into the department, thinks the system he had when chief uus the most practical one. A board oi lire marshals should examine and test ilrenien. "Flies nio not put tail with bottles of Ink." declares the for mer chief. The schools oi Instruction lountleil by Mr. iteiiuer me still In ex istence. Captain Foley, commander of the Mi cheat Illinois, says thai civil service Is a humbug of the worst sort, espe cially In tho lire department. A lire man should examine a llreniau. He contends that the civil service com missioners should bo compelled to en ter burning buildings with llremen and get some experience. Foley, who Is a lighter from Flghtervllle, holds that llremen should be examined and tried as soldiers are by soldiers, not mer chants or expert accountants. Ho advocated a few years ago compulsory drill of all boys In schools and the measure was Introduced lu Congress, This no pooiicr happened than llud y a ril Kipling advocated a similar mca- nte ror llnglanil. Captain Foley N a great believer lu training the minds of the youth III practical purposes and patriotic manifestations. F.ven the horses of the tire depart ment haye not escaped the reformers. "The most prevalent form of cruelty In this city Is that which Is practiced by tin Chicago tire department lu per mitting the horses which draw the engines and other apparatus to stand In their stalls all day burdened with over thirty-live pounds of liarnexs." Thus spoke Mrs. Theodore Thomas, of the Anil-Cruelty Society, in an ad dress before the Chicago Commons Women's Club yesterday. She appealed to the members of the club to stop this "ttiiuecesxiiry form of cruelty." "It Ix a shame." continued Mr. Thoinax, "that hiicIi a progressive city as this maintains the harnessed horse for the sake of quickness. It ought to be stopped, and it will be stopped. There Is no excuse ror cruelty." Mrs, Elizabeth Arnold ami Mint Storms were appointed a committee b see Cider Muxhitm and 11 ml If possible some means whereby the harness can be removed from the horses while they are In the stalls. The long-haired, cloth-galtered fugi tives from Justice who form the ma jority of our professional Civil Service reformers, have put Chicago lu a pret ty pickle. F.vory time that one of these wanderers from their native heaths de sires to see his mime In print, ho gets up an amendment to the Civil Service law, has ll endorsed by the Dead-Heat Club, to which he belongs, and then gels It through the Legislature. Kven the Tribune, which swallows most of this Civil Service nonsense without u grimace. Is kicking over the latest Jumble brought about by this gam:. If says: "lieforni which should have been le form and which had promised letorm to Chicago seldom has received a haid er blow than that which appeal's oi the lace of the legislative and i t service procesM.s certifying .Charli I Clarke to the position of chid in-p . lor of the Sanitary ituieaii ,!ui.i may absolve both Mr. Clarke irid civil Sen ho Commission from , , cislll. but It leaves the Illinois Mali '. piovtdlug for the appointment "i .up veteran of the civil war to am p..s Hon on any passing grade In ex.imini llotis a piece of clas- legislation uli.cli makes a laughing stock oi civil mm v ho. "Few people with the best Inien ss of Chicago at heal I fulled to Indorse the Investigations of the Sanitary Iiu icau which forced the teslguatlon of former Chief Inspector Andrew Voum., brought about the Indictment of some of his Inspectors and the suspension of others. It was then proposed that an examination of especial stilcincss and seveiity should winnow out for Hie po sition of chief of the bureau one of the most cllicivut sanitary experts lu the country. Hspeclal efforts were made to Interest talent outside the city, ami two men from New York ap peared for the test, One of these, Charles II, Mall, represented the new est and most appioved methods lu san itary Inspection as evolved in the east ern metropolis, "Thirteen persons took the examina tions, and of these Mr. Hall stood at i"i VJbVj.