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V VOLUME XXX. ONE STIJFFSETTLED r Herrmann the Magician, of the Com mittee to Overlook Graft, Meets Well Merited Defeat. A Very Large Vote Cast in All the Wards Showing Great Public Interest. The People of Chicago Feel Relieved that Herrmann Has Been Defeated for Re-Election. There Are a Pew Pretentious Political Chip munks of His Kind Still in Office. But They Will Be Lifted Out by the Tongs in Voters' Hands. TI10 defeat of thevperson rnlllntr hlm wlf Ernest F. Ilvrriuiiiui by the peo ple of the Twenty-third Wurd. was long delayed Imt It'cuinc at Inst. Herrmann for yearn Iiiih heen one of the most uiiuttnictlve feat men In pub lie life. Fretcndlug to le a "reformer." as all persons of IiIh Ilk 1I0. lie Iiiih never done a public Hervleo In his life worthy of grateful remenihranee. Ills prlnelpal forte was to get. fa vorable mention at the hands of graft ing, school-lease hunting tlally news pnpeiH. So far as the people of his ward were concerned, they Haw nothing of hlin. The streets were uncleaned. The alleys were llltliy. ruble ImproveinentH were neglected. As a reformer, Ilernnanu always re sembled that class of old hoi semen who could trot their horses around a x hot stove In inld-wlnter at a two-ntln-ute gait, but who could not produce a real horse to trot a mile In less than live minutes on a genuine race trad; In the summer. In the presence of City HnlUreport ers and other peripatetic Individuals, Herrmann was a meat reformer ami tho newspapers quoted his wlsetsay lugs at length. To the peoplo of his ward he was known as about the poorest Alderman they ever had. And when they got a crack at hlin they soaked litinKood and liard-nud elected Itobert Schmidt, a much bet . tor man, to succeed him. Itut heie Is the story Itself by pre cincts: Fry,- Schmidt. Herrmann, clncts. Hep. Dom. 1 07 "II 2 80 117 3 72 51 4 127 r,s 5 tot 711 II 121 72 7 1 71" S SS 71 I 122 N 10 117 7S It 104 T7 12 i: St lit US l7 14 110 71 15 (!) 77 1(! lit! 08 17 no mi 18 00 101 ll 85 107 20 8t r.t l!l 80 100 22 75 SO 23 78 rt 24 " ! ! 81 04 till OS St 1!7 88 10- 1!8 ' 78 00 a 80 108 . : 05 10a aa 55 84 Total 2903 2024 riurallty 831) It's Harrison against Hearst In Cook County, Aldcrmnn Georo K. Scluulilt won n notable victory In tho Twenty-fourth Ward. This great Democratic stroiix hold ,uas now been carried twlco by Election Mr. Schmidt and his personal popular ity Is demonstrated beyond the shadow or a doubt. Here are the tlgures by precincts: Wiles - Schmidt. Ewnld. teufeld. Fct. 1 . Itep. . 120 . 1IHI . 122 . 82 . IK) . 105 . 100 . 100 . M . II!) . 128 . 05 . 115 . 118 . 04 . 83 . 05 . 83 . KM) . IS . 118 . 130 . 145 . ido . mi . 112 . 100 . 147 . HIS . 140 .3323 . (IS!) Dem. 80 (Id 135 105 KM) 80 100 N 72 78 1)1 lilt 150 57 45 202 110 101 20 80 107 47 3D 7:i :t5 :;5 . 00 115 83 51 50 2034 liul. ,'l t 5 II 7 8 0 10 11 12 i;i 11 15 10 17 IS 111 20 21 .. 2:i 24 25 2(1 27 2S 20 ::o 2:1 I Total . Plurality 01 Clean out the School Iloaid! I'olIowliiK Is the vote by wards as cast for the Alderiuaulc candidates: FIHHT WAHI). C'oiiu'lillll. Dein ,4,720 Oilelius, I'm 5!)1 1 (iiililmilli, Sue 2!t ' (.'oiiuMilln's iiliirullty 4, 1!15 SKL'ONU WAIIU. DImiii, Hep Wlicik'i', (ml Knrlli, I.iilnif (iiver, I'm '. IMmhi's plurality .:i,50!) , . 0121 . 207' . 114' .2,807, T1UKU WAIlll. ' I'lhlKle, lti :i,25!) - MMHII'IXIII, inil 1,507 1 Ili'liuu, Ind 851 lloliliiiiin, Sue 2:il)' t'ralir. l'n S I'lhiKle's phirallty 1,752 FOUICim WAUU. Illi'liPtt, Deiu !I,8I0 Kent, Iml. Hem 1,11)11 Me.Nnltv. Lull 20.1 Muipliy, Ind Karpfll, l'n Itlclieit's plurality FIFTH WAUI). McCiii'iiilcU, Deia l.ltlllUtT. lHll . 131 . 87 .2,311 ..'1.115 .2,183 (iiuillicr, ltep l.ti.'ll ituriey, hoe , i Williams, Fro 52 McCuriulck's plurality OU'J SIXTH WAHI). Fetter, Iml 5,275 HhiKer, Hep 4,0:15 IIiiyncM, Deiu .' 207 Klikpatrick, Fro 230 NieUeu, Lab 100 Fuller's phirnllty 1,240 SEVENTH WAHU. Snow. Hep . 5,007 Do Few, Lull , 009 Squires, Fro . ., , 431) Snow's plurality ,), 4,003 EIGHTH WARD. Tones, Rep 2,053 Klrhy, Dom 2,428 Vlud, Soc 400 CHICAGO, 8ATURDAY, APRIL , &&'"& ,-;.'S . M-S Al ; OHterhertf, l'n '. 135 .loiieV plurality 525 NINTH WAHI). Flck. Dom 3.211 Henry, Sue 03N Hiii-kiiops, Fro 171 Kick's plurality 2,003 TENTH WARD. Hint, Den 2,520 Hummer, Hep 2,3!) 1 Klnnea, Sue 2! IS Felleuu, Fi 20 Hurt's pliiiallty 120 ELEVENTH WARD. HolYinmi, Deiu 2,013 Kopf. Rep 1,052 Moeitel, Iml 1,804 Deptkowke, Iml 1)22 Mctiill. Soe 250 Ellis. Fin 30 Hoffman's plurality 01 TWELFTH WARD. Uhllr, Re 4,130 (Vrvcny, Den 2.4S3 Ki nclit , Sue 573 Fiaiiels, Fr 232 lllilh's plurality 1.051 THIRTEENTH WARD. Fi U'steilt. Hep 4.005 Devllie, Deiu 3,500 Hoelilke, Soe ', 10S Damiiiiuvll, Fro 70 Frlestedt's plurality . .' 520 FOURTEENTH WARD. Mu pole, Dom ",180 Eaton, Hep 3,103 KuiK'ke, Soe 330 Hunilston, Fro 85 Maypole's plurality 17 FIFTEENTH WARD. llollhiMH. Rc 3.047 l,u Rimky, Deiu 2.J 10 Feleoeu, Sue 551 nriedalil, I'm 73 Heliriihs plmallty 1,207 SIXTEENTH WARD. Kiiiiz, Deiu 3,020 (Varueekl, hid 2,547 lleMolack, Sue 251 Karnopp, F11 52 Kmu's plurality 1.3S2 SEVENTEENTH WARD. Dover, Deiu 3,111 Feterscu, Sue 805 Liljiimler. l'n 344 Di n V iilumlliy 2,(Wtl EKS11TEENTH WARD. ('in!"ti, D1111 3.207 Coul., Flu. ,,,,,.., , 1,150 ltlli'.N . Sue 3S7 Cuuluii's pliirullty 1,748 NINETEENTH WARD. Ryan, Dem 3.02H O'Duiiliell, Iml 2,205 l.e whisky, ludt 387 NeKilnl. Ind v 301 (jalliiKlier, lud , 258 WIIUhiMiu, Sue, , 230 Held, Fm. 51 Ryan's plurality , , 703 TWENTIETH WARD. Finn, Dem 4,10.1 Wells, Hep ,,,.., 3,oiS All'il, Sop, ,(,,,,,,,,.,,..,,, ! F.vfe, Fro. . , , 120 Finn's plurality , 570 TWENTY-FIRST WARD, McCnrmlck, Rep 4,152 Slicnlian, Dem , 3,571 Klrklauil, Soe 275 MpCartln, lud. Dem 180 j. ryou, rro , i it McCormlck'a plurality 781) TWBNTY-SECONp WARD Dougliorty, Dom 2,803 Dahnke, Rep , .2,321 "'INDEPENDENT IN ALL THING NEUTRAL "A MARSHALL FIELD, The Grtat Chicago Merchant. Lnllin, Soe 433 Fillmore, I'm 127 Duimlieily's phtrallly 572 TWENTY-THIRD WARD. Schmidt. Rep 2,071 ' IIi'iTiimiiu, Dem 2.570 Hultliuon. Sue 2SD CliiiKlulil, Fm 00 Sdimidt' plurality 3!)5 TWENTY-FOFRTH WARD. Silimldt, Rep 3.323 nuald, Dei 2,071 Lain-'culiui't;, Sue. . . t Wuestcnrcld. Iml Donaldson, I'm Schmidt plurality !S2 5!) 30 152 TWENTY-FI FTH WARD. WIIINten. U.'i 5.153 LaiHon, lud. Lab 1,700 Flieliiu.'Sue. 350 Siliwiieliow, Fm 103 Wllllstou's plurality 3,303 T W ENT Y-S I XT 1 1 W A R D. Relabel';;, Dem 4.5!) WUhuii. He 2.2!)7 .Mel.iiuclil.iu, I'm 8N0 .liieker. Sue 20!! Reiulieru's plurality 2,3!I2 , TWENTY-SF.VENTH WARD. Hlltler, Hep 2,703 Scliwiino, Dem 2,23!) Hiiiil. Soe 5S0 Vorcor, Fn 150 Itut lei's plurality 524 TWENTY-EKiHTH WARD. , Haymer, Rep 3,55:1 lleillliy. Dem 3,233' Spciiee, Sue 030 OhilxtoMil, I'io 1 1S R.i. uier's plurality 320 TWENTY-NINTH WARD. Tarey, Dem 3,1 IS Wlilterinlllar. Sue 1.153 llii'ekiimp, I'm 151 C'aiey's plurality 1.005 THIRTIETH WAHI). Ilrailley. Dem 4, IS!) I'uu'iiu, ltep 2,102 Wi-ny, Sie 250 Tliuiniis, Fm 112 Rl.lilley's phmility 2,387, THIRTY-FIRST WARD. Ruliei Is Hep 3,772 OVoiine'l. Dei 3,710 , (Iraidl-e. Sue 54 1 j Davis. Fn 170' Huberts' pliiiallty 02 1 THIRTY-SECOND WARD. I Hitdonooli, Rep 1, 1.10 1 Kelly, Dem 3.33!) Dlcikes, Sue 21 Ames, I'm Iliideuixli's plurality ... THIRTY-THIRD Illll, Hep Novak, Dem Middeuwoitli, Sue Luther, Fm 107 707 WARD. 3.055 , 1,078 1,310 i.t.lt 4mm IM t t ttt llOt I Uilil's plurality rillRTY-FOURTH WARD. Huston, Hep 2,803 Flielan. Dem 2,337 New, Soc. 178 Morton, Fm 30 Huston's plurality 400 THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. Hunter, Rep 2,835 nurk, Dem 1.152 StaiiKland, Soe 023 KniulKon, Fro 130 Hunter's plurality 1.0S3 w jr . tim mmB' M w. .T . ' . . . bivniCTni - i i&UfflKSlSltmi )m rfclKj$'lll f 1 $$&mSr'yil Everybody Is delighted ovor'tho sue- cess at tho polls of tho proposition that tuo members of tho School Board shall f IN NONE." 1904.-TWELVE PAGES. be chosen by vote of the people. The School Hon ril of CIiIciiko has In charKe the haudllm; of over $7.000,(X)0 of the taxpayers' money, ami It Is but rlwlit and Just that the taxpayers should have direct representation In such 11 body. Elect the School Hoard. III the Twenty-third Ward the Dem ocrats are rcjolclnc over the defeat of the leather-lipped uilstlt who has so lone misrepresented them In the City Council. This fellow has for years posed as the reat "I am" of the North side, hlKKcr than his party ami better than his neighbors. He knows d lifer ent now. Those school leases aie rotten. Is the City Council us (.'nod as It used to beV No, It Is not. It is true that no franchises are granted by It, but tho people ulone are the siilfeiers. The City Council does nothing, ubso lutely uothliiK except to pass pirbiiKo can ordinances every three months for the beuetlt of some can maker and mulct some of the people. The majority of the people of Chi ciiKo only came here within the last ten yea is. That explains why they did not t'et onto the dally newspaper hypo crites before. Most citizens who took the time to study the questions submitted on the little ballot voted no 011 the proposl tlou that tho city Use Its pollen power for the purpose of Immediately hclxlut: upon tho property of street railroad and other corporate properties In CIiI ciiko. Up to date the people of Chi cago have not been committed to any policy looking toward conllscatlou of private or corporate property. 'Vhe Hearst newspapers, tho Ameri can mid the EMimlncr, have meat In tliieuci) In CIiIciiko, Judi,'lu from re sults. They started the crusade for munici pal ownership iiml the peoplo have In dorsed It. They lnausurnted tho "llttlo ballot" Idea, and It has come to stay. They started threo of tho big anti trust lights nud linvo won two of them In the Supremo Court. rolltlcnlly tho City Council Is now ovenly divided. Thcro nro 30 Republi cans, 31 Doniocruts, 2 Independents nud 1 Socialist. Of course, on divi sions In voting on Important questions the vote will not bo always along strict party lines, Other considerations frequently enter Into tho dccldlm; of Important municipal qucstlous by tho city fathers of Chicago, PUT THE RASCALS OUT Turn the Flood Lights of Publicity on to the City's Board of Education. The School Leases Have Been a Cry ing Scandal to the Whole of Chicago. The School Inspectors Must Be Chosen by the People at the Ballot Box. No Wonder Some of the Newspapers Are So Dreadfully Afraid of the People. If Trustees Were Elected by Ballot Some of Them Would be Badly Off. The principal objectors to the elec tion of members of the School Hoard by the people are the dally newspapers of Chicago. Anil why? Itecuiise. under the present abomina ble system, some of the dully newspa pers have obtained from the Hoard of Education, through Cajolery, Full ami lulliieiice. Leases of school lauds that are un fair to the people anil unfair to the wards of the School Hoard the chll ill en of Chicago. No wonder, then, that the olc In favor of electing School Hoard mem bers was: Yes. 115.553; no. 58.IS2. The vote on the adoption of the Mueller act. which was 1S2.53S, was nearly 50.000 less than the total Alder maiile vote. None of the other propo sitions iceelved as much attention from Hie voters. The largest negative vote was cast against the election of the members of the Hoard of Educa tion by a direct vote of the people, and the next largcM against Immediate mu nicipal ownership. Following are the propositions submitted 011 the "little ballot," with the vote for and against: Shall the net of the (icucral Askuu lily of the State of Illinois, entitled "An act to authorize cities to acquire, con Millet, own, operate and lease street railways and to provide the means theiol'or." upproved May IS. H103, In force .Inly 1, 1003, commonly known as the "Mueller law," be adopted ami In force lu the city of Chicago"; VOTE. Yes 152.131 Ni 30.101 Froposed question of public policy Shall the City Council, upon the adop tion of the Mueller law, proceed with out delay to acquire ownership of tho street railways under the powers con ferred by tho Mueller InwV VOTE. Yes 120,711 No 50.MI3 Froposed question of public policy Shall the City Council, Instead of granting any fruuchlhcs, proceed at once, under the city's police powers mid other existing laws, to license tho street railway companies until munici pal ownership can be secured nud compel them to give satlsfactuiy ser vice? VOTE. Yes 120.1S3 No IS.O50 .Froposed question of public policy Should the Chicago Hoard of Educa tion be elected by the people? VOTE. Yes 1 15,55:1 N 5S, 132 WI1II0 tho propositions voted on were questions of public policy only and the vote merely an expression of opinion, with tho exception of the vote 011 the Mueller net, It was said last night at tho headquarters of the Municipal Ownership League that that organiza tion would follow up the balloting of yesterday by vigorous efforts to bring about tho fiiltlllmeut of the upparent wishes of thoso who voted for tho public policy propositions. In a general way tho plan of cam paign mapped nut was to (list have prepared an ordinance providing for tho Issuing of "licenses to the street railway companies under tho city's po NUMBER 757. lice powers ami other existing lawn until municipal ownership can be se cured" and thereby compel satisfac tory service. Such 11 11 ordinance, It was said by the municipal ownership advocates, would place the matter be foio the Council In a concrete form, and It was predicted that, In view of yesterday's vote, tint Aldermen could not but pass It, In order to force tho Issue of Im mediate municipal ownership tho league nrnbablv will have 1111 niillnniic,, prepared dealing wllh the Chicago City mssenger imuway, or the Adam street line, which Is claimed to be de sirable as 1111 Initial ease because there Is 110 question of the iilnety-nlne-yenr act nor other complications Involved. The vote oil the iillestlon of dec! Ion of Seuool Trustees by tho people prob- niiiy will cause that question to b made 1111 Issue In the next legislative campaign, as an act of the legislature Is lequired In order that the change may be effected. As soon as It became dellnltelv known that the "little ballot" bad won, It was suggested In league headquar ters that tho committee should proceed to the nrenariltloil of an enalilimr mt. to lie presented to the next legislature, whereby the city could own nud oper ate Its own gas and electric light plants, and it Is probable that somo move 111 tins iiirectlon w bo made, by the league. The Eagle was evidently not tho only one who was posted 011 Louis J. Hciian. It Is hard to fool the voters. Hehaii camu out third In thu Third Waul race. Within threu and a iiuartei- mlnutnx after the poll weru closed lu tho four- teeiitit precinct of tho Twentv-ilftli Wind, wheru the National voting ma- ellllio was tested, the total vote fm- each candidate, anil on each of the pioposltlons, wns known. Although the election commissioners had pro vided paper ballots, and made full preparation for the old system ofpoll lug, every 0110 of the 100 men who voted ut that polling placo choso to use the machine. To the Judges nud clerks of tho pre cinct, and to others Interested lu the test of the machine, the result was highly satisfactory. Not only were tho totals qulekty footed and announced, with nlmost a positive guaranty of their accuracy, but the nvcrago voter consumed no more time lu registering his choice than he would havo used under the usual method of balloting. Not In ninny years has there been n morn exciting gubernatorial campaign lu the State of Illinois than tho pres ent one. Cook County has furnished n couple of active candidates for tho high of lice of Chief Executive of tho State, and there aie several others. To tho Eagle It looks, however, that there Is one candidate who Is pre eminently tho mail entitled to tho sulV rages of the voters of Illinois u this, campaign, ami that man Is tho Hon. Richard Yates, tho present governor. If one were to take tho word of tho trust newspapers of Chicago for It, Mr. Yates would haidly bo considered tit to hold the position even of Alder man of Chicago. As It happens, how ever, ho Is governor of tho Statu of II- yrfi&ui ;ii .ajft-vaJM'ic. ifj . ,i-