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I " o "INDEPENDENT IN ALU THINGS. NEUTRAL IN NONE.' VOLUME XXX. CHICAGO, 8ATUKDAY, MAY 21. 1904. -TWELVE PAGE8. NUMBER 763. - -fci 'fWt ' v. THE CITY HALL LOSES. i . , .,,. t The Cook County Democratic Convention Will Be Controlled Entirely by the Opposition. Twenty Wards Out of Thirty-five and Every Delegate from the Country Towns Insure the Overthrow of the Present Ma chine and the Election of New Committeemen. , In View of These Facts All Slate-Making Has Ceased for the Present. The Chances for a Strong Democratic County Ticket Are Now of the Best. ( TheClty Hull Is In the nlr. The loss of tin. deleiiate to tin Statu ronvi'iitlon from Cook was noth ing compared to tin loss of tin county ((invention. Ittit It Is now certain, beyond tin possibility or ii doubt, .that tin Mayor's force an In a minority of over oik ltindred votes In tin rook County Inuly. Tin oi'iM'sltlon has twenty out of thirty-live wards, ami every delegate from tin eountr.v town. So that tin City Hall slate, so care fully iimuiKfit. Is a last year's bird's nest. It Is a source of litvut pleasure for Tin Kaiilo to ehroiilele In tills Issue the fact that the many serious strikes that were antlelpated failed to materialize, anil that a more pleasant relationship exists between the two limit chum plons of Industry, employer and em ploye, labor and capital. Mr. F. H. Plotseh. the popular See retary and Treasurer of the Peter Sehoeiihofen Itrewlnir Company, has returned from California, wheie he has been sojournlni: for the past three mouths. He speaks In lilowlni: terms of the beautiful ellmato of the lioldeli State as eompared wlthChJeajio weath er, and only jecrets that he did not remain loniier. To think that the City Hall would loe control of the county! Civil Service Commissioner Christian Meier will be the Police Trial Hoard which will hear the charce brouuht by the Autlcrlim Committee ui;aliit Inspector Wheeler and commaudiiiu: otllcers tinder him at the Dcsplulnes Street Station. President Powell's mouth will expire by u week from to morrow, Tlio chaws helm; general and not limited to any particular time, Mr. Meier holds that any person hrluiilm.' evidence televant to the Inquiry will Is a competent witness, In taking this position he was sustained by President Powell. Inspector Wheeler called on Mayor Harrison to ask that he. with the Des plalues Street police oilielals named in the chariics, be lilveu a full and com plete hcarlnii by the Trial Hoard. The hoard will take the matter up May 'J.'i. "It Is a Minnie," said Mayor Hani hem, "that chariies of m jiencral a na ture should be brought aiialust so old and tried an ollicer as Inspector Vheeler. He has been on the force for nearly thlity years ami In all that time no scandal has ever been breath- cd apilnst lilui." A new Democratic Comity Commit tee Is a certainly. Coiip-essinau Henry Sherman Hon tell was chosen by the Ninth District llepuhllcau convention In the North Side Turner Hall as a candidate for a II fth term. The nomination was by acclitinutlon. Coniiii'SHinnu Philip Knopf was re nominated In the Seventh District at 01 West North avenue. James J. Mi' Comb was nominated for the. State Hoard of Initialization, William Ma- on ami .lames Iteddlek were appoint ed delegates to the national convention. Ilets are freely made that Parker will beat Itoosevelt In Cook County. The llepubllcaus are hciiuulm; to say harsh things of each other. .lames .1. Cray will bn renominated and re-elected Assessor, Christopher Heck and Hetirv W Austin were nominated tor State Hep-re-entatlves front the Twenty-third Senatorial District. The latter I from Oak Park and Mr. Heck fiom the Thlr-ty-llfth Ward. Amum; other mean tlilm; some of them ate usklm; why Iteddlek with drew ftom the ticket In It "', In the Twonty-ilfth Senatorial DIs H let convention, held at Townend's ' Hall, .IciVciMiu Park. Ilermau llrehlt. of the Twenty-seventh Ward, was i nominated for Iteprcsetitutivo. Ten ! ballots were ii'iiiltvd to selei t the sec- olid candidate. Itohert K. Poudarvls. the present Ilepreseutatlve. The llepuhllcau county ticket Is very weak. i III the Ninth Senatorial I'Mrlct cm. ventlon. held In I'askluii's Hall. :i(ilL' ' Arciier avenue. Havhl II. Sliatmliiiu was renominated for State lieprei-cii-tatlve. Tlie Democrats count on ."im' ma Joilty for Parker In Cool; County, .lohn A. fiauiier was elected Presl dent of the Hamilton Club at the an imal iiiei'tlnii held last evetilnii. There weie two tickets In the Held, the rc-iit-In i' and tlie members', Mr, (iatiuer be in;.' the candidate for Pio-ddcut on both, The entire regular ticket won with the exception of Samuel K. Knecht. Treasurer, who was elected on the meinboi' ticket by a vote of 'J 1 1 to lint for W. II. K.iynu, regular. Other ollicefh elected were: Vice Presidents Henry II. Ilaldwln and Conrad .1. (iuudlach. Secretary Harlan W. Cooley. Director. Keene II. Addlniiton. K. S, Averlll. .Mariiils Catoii. Frank (. tuirdiier. A. Vere Martin. Political Action Commit tee A. W. Hulkley, Clark S. Heed. Now that the Uepuhllran have pick ed out a clerk to tuue Hauua's place as campaliiu milliliter, look out for fun. Tlie principal headouarters of the Itepiibllcau party dttrim,' me approach luii caniiialjiii will be In New York Jlty. Headquarters also will bo main tained in Chicaiio. In view of pluiis-tentatlvuly mapped out It will bo really dllllcult to dlstln litilhh between the two headquarters in the matter of size and Importance. It Is not unlikely that a stibchalr man will bo In ehariio of the head quarters in each illy, and that Chair man Cortelyott will spend a part of hi time In New York mid the remain der In Chk-aiio, He will maintain his home In New York, and will visit Washington from time to time dtirliu; the progress of the campaign. Konesuw Mountain l.audls. the In etllcleut l.pwden maiiaiier, will have a hard time sipmrluii himself with the Pullman porters. Two hundred clerks of the County Treasurer's otlice ptve Assistant Treasuier Walter K. Schmidt a tiold watch studded with dlaiuonds. The occasion was Mr. Schmidt's thirty sl.Mli birthday. Tin .Mayor has decided to lower the tunnels ami decide the traction qucs tlon In lixiti. Tlie tunnel question was taken up by representative of the city and the I'cderal department In a consultation held in the olllces of the United States KiililueiT. 'H.v Imiilneer Ih'lckon, Coi'ivoratiou Couum'I Toluiau and (icoriii W, .lackMin, emiliieerlui; ex pert for the city, met with Colonel (). II, Krust ami others to discuss the problem of Immediately lowering or abollhhim; the tunnels. Well, a number of them now wiy that the ioveruoihlp Is no piiid, any way. To till the place on the Hoard of Kducatlou made vacant by the death of Thomas Iticnan, Mayor IIiiitImiii Is couslderliiK the name of Dr. .lohu titierlii. W. V. Hrenuur. D. H. Scully. Itoberi IMkioiiiIi ami .lame V. I low ers, while (ieoriie Dllililletou, Colin '. II. I'ylle and Dr. Walter II. Allport have been mentioned for the trustee ship made vacant by the resignation of (Irahaui II. Harris. i Fred II, Howe showed himself to be a most careful cnmpulKU mauaiicr for (iovernor Yates, Culled effort by Clileiiiio.ius to se cure a new charter as a means of solv ing municipal problems was uracil by Senator Francis Parker at the annual iiiet'tluii of the South Park Improvo nieut AsMiclallon. He advocated the couMilidatlou of the Immoveuieul or- piul.athms of tlio towns, and con tinued: "The liiiproveini'iit of Chicaiio Is checked by Its charter, or lack of char ter. A Hiuall town of 10,hh Inhabit ants has the samo charter as Chicago, with Its millions of people. To help Chicaiio In seciuinj? a new charter ev ery speaker should lirlnu up this hiiIi ject at tlio cominii full cainpalKii. Tim bonded Indebtedness of Chicaiio Is smaller than most laro cities. Chi cago's bonded Indebtedness Is $."0,000, 000, while that of New York City Is foo,000,000, mid taxation U conipara- mIIMsbbbH lljssssl W$&$lW$'' -jijilHHP - bIbbbbbbH wM& MjB rBBnkBBH uBlBBBBW oBBBBBBBBBBBBH v',BBBBBBBBBBBBV .BBsBsBsBsBsBsBsBsBsBsBsBsBsBsBsBsBh raBBBBBBBBBBBBBBj .BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB1 JOHN T. CONNERY, President of the Miami Coal Company. "- lively small in tills city. We mut have more revenue If we are to have a new charter. We have tlie oppor tunity to make Chlcauo one of the greatest citle In the world. It only take co-operation on our patt to brim; about the neceary reforms to make Chleapt the tlrt city In tlie laud." 'uu Democrat want a new deal. For tin purpose of triiuforiuim; State street Into one of tlie be-t paved, cleanest, ami handsomest hii-duc thoroiiuhfare In the world, merchant and property owneiv met at the Pal mer IIoiim and oniiinled the State Street Improvenient Association, Pa pers for lucorpoiatlou were forwarded to Sprltiiilleld later in the day. as It was decided to make the orpmlxatlou a pertuaiieiit body. In anuouiielui: the object- of the as sociation the ollicer wive out this statement: "The member of the nsMielatloii feel that the rapid jirowth of the city has overtaed the duties of the mu nicipal nlllicr. and they propose by means of till nsoclatlou to co-operate with the city oIIIcIiiIn lu tuaklut: of State street a model for the rest of the city to pattern after. "The association propose- to ti-e Its liitlueiice to stop the smoke nuisance. to devise ways and means for reliev ing the tratlle couue-tlou, to take up the question of csialilNhlnyr a liluh piesstue water system, to Increase the elllcleucy of the tire department, and to iiupiove Stale street property gener ally. "The members of the association alo feel that several of the recent lilllld lliy onllnaiaes ami other propo-ed null iiauces liupo-e too severe a burden ' on the property owners uud tenants who aie members of tlie association." The matter of cleatiluii and sprluk-' llllli the stieel I to be left to the di rection of the Joint committee of the Commeiclal club and the Merchants' I Club, which has been formed locontly I to look after the cleaning of the down-1 town dlsttlct. The State Street Asso- elation will cooperate with the Joint committee and will contribute Its share to the opeiise. The clcariui: up of tlie atmosphere by tlie suppression of the Miioke nui sance, howowr, will he kIvoii personal attention by the meiubeis of the or ptnl.ntlon, The objectionable buildlnti ordinances referred to are said to be such us tlie elevator ordinance, the measure relating to walk conuectliiii with the elevated stations, and others. Tlie olllcers elected weie: President .1. I. Kesiier. Vice President Adrian Houore, Treasurer C, F. (itintlier. Secrelary Kliner Schleslujier. Directors II. (i. Solfrhlce, S, F. Wilson. V. A. Cary, Kohert Maudel, J. D. llradley and h. M. Stumer. Nearly all the large establishments from ltaudolph to Van lliiren street were lepre-ented at the meeting'. Auioiitf tliost In attemlauce were: C. A. Steven. F. W. Fonda. P. W. tiate. II, W. Pardrldu'e.,11. F. Schleslucer. .1. T. Shayne. F. (i. Naylor. Ihtireue Pike, l.loyd .Million C, S. Ilaiiuau. Perry Hal h. C. II. McCounell, II. It. New man, .lohn H. Taylor. N. It. Ilolilen, Alilernaii II. W. Ilittler. W. C. Pea iocU, Ceoi'L'e l.ytlou. Ftinils to carry on the work neces sary to keep the stteet In the best pes--Ible condition will be turned over to the ollicer ami K.secittlve Committee by the member. The next nieetlnti of the luxaul.atlou to plan an active lampalmi aloim the wt laid down' will be held Tuesday afternoon at - i o clock at the Fiiity bulldlm;. No dead beat tor State's Attorney on the Democratic ticket: Within sixty days cast and west bound throtmh malls will be transfer red between the l.a Salle street ami Hie I'uloii Hallway stations iIiioiik'Ii the tunnels of the Illinois Tunnel Com pany, ami by Nov, I this year the tem porary postolllce and all the terminal railway stations of the city will be connected by the tunnel system ami malls will be trau-poried uuderuroiiud between all these point. Such was the tesiilt of a visit to Clilcaiio by Second Assistant Postmas ter (ieneral W. S. Sliiillciihcriicr, who made a tour of the tunnels, "Tlie tunnels of the Illinois Tunnel Company present an admirable and eniliely feasible and practical way of trau-poriiui.' mall throimh the crowded laislnes portions of tlie city," said Mr. Shulloulici'iior after tne Inspection, "(in the recoiumeudatloii of tlie special comuilssjon, which examined Into tlie mutter ii few mouth uuo, Comire-s made an appropriation to enable the Postotlhv Depatttueiit to try for one year the tunnel system of transporting mall between railway slaHoiis, "The tunnel company will be In shape to connect all the railway sta tions ami the temporary postolllce by Nov. I. uud lu the meantime we will be fiirnlslilnu' ouch other with data necessary for aril vim: at an agreement as to service iiinl rates," Mr. William A. llettlch, who miiii beis his friends by the thousands, and whose name Is a household woul lu Chicago, I tlie recipient of a unique honor, lie was presented by the (Illi cit un Turn (ieineluiu) with a splendid dliiiiioud-stmliled medal commemora tive of the completion of Ids fiftieth year as a member of that famous or ganization, He Joined the Turners lu !8.'l and completed his half century as a member the other day, If the Democrats nro careful they can win. WHERE ISJJS LEGS? That, Is What Everybody Is Asking About the Republican Cook County Ticket. It Is Know-Knothing to the Core and Almost Unknown in Its flakeup. The Republican Statesmen Have Been at Springfield for a Week and Don't Feel Good. If the Democrats Act Wisely They Have a Splendid Chance to Win in November. General Gossip from All the Camps Politics and the Poor Old Politicians. Ill the Tentli District Itepiibllcau Congressional convention. Charle W. Itasett acted a'halruian of tlie con vention and Frank .lut as secretary. Tlie followlm: noniliiiitlou were made without opposition: Cotuiressiiian Heorjn I!. Fo, Deleptte to National Convention .lames A. Patten and .lames Pease. Alternates W. F. Upp uud W. Pcttlhnuc. Member of tlie State Hoard of F.qtial Izatlou Itoliert M. Simon. The Itepiibllcau of the Sixth Sena torial District effected a permanent or canlatlou with (!eorie I.. Doiiiilass as chalrmau and W. P. Windier as sec retary. Dn account of the absence of a number of tlie delegates an adjourn ment was taken until Saturday after noon at '.' o'clock, Harry Ohlaiu is seekluii the nomination for Stale Sena tor, while for ltopieontntlves there are several contestants, lucludlm; Fred Plotke. .lohu C. Williams. A. K. Park lusoii. A. Ilaliiie, W. It. Chainberllii, .lohu W. Hill and Arthur C. Probst. llepubllcaus talk of .Indue O. II. Hortou for Mayor. llvoiyltody Is sorry to hear that Will iam II. Illnrlchseu was stricken with apoplexy at hi home lu Alexander, about thirty mile wet of Sprlimtleld, ami I now lu a critical condition, He was Secretary of State durhm the ad ministration of (iovernor Altuchl, and afterward a member of Coimress from the Sixteenth Illinois District. Congressman l.urlmcr has been re nominated, Mr. .lohu T. Couuery, one of the most popular men lu the coal trade of the Fulled State, has resigned the ionorul munui.'crshlp of the Yoimhlouh- eny .V I.ohhih Coal Company to accept mo presidency oi tlio .Miami coal com pany, everybody who knows him, and ueai ly eveiybody does, wishes lilui un bounded success lu Ills new Held. Vincent II. Peiklus made public some of the thluu's which have been put on the County Demoeiac.v pro lii'aiu for the near future. Fll'sl will be the purchase, under orders 1'ioni lloberl K, Illlike, of elaborate new nutilt by each member, to be worn to the national convention, Tlie Deiu ncrncy will swoop down on St. I.ouls wearing' silk hats, patent leather shoes, frock coats, and white waist coats, Tlie party of ."ihi men will be qiiaitercd III a special train instead of a hold. It Is expected that I.imni mem bers will make the trip to the Stale convention at Sprlniiilold. The convention season ami the cold weather came Just In time. The "side door" ordinance, by which It was Intended to coullue entrance to saloons to front doors, was killed by the Council Judiciary Committee, but wltli the measure's death came the promise of a substitute requiring the lemoval of all sIkiis marked "famlly entrance," etc. The members of the committee thoimht the "side door" entrance too strict. It Is believed that the prohlhl- About t Ion of "family entrance" slns will be more favorably rewarded and Unit much of the evil which It was Intend ed to reach may be remedied by tlio compromise measure. "Tim ordinance prolilbltln 'nldi door ami allowlnii only one door lu a saloon was unreasonable, uud by fur too dratle." said Alderman Dunn. "We have set It aside for the purpose of hrluiilm; lu another ordinance that will be leasonable ami effective, anil will not permit Hie postlnii of those conspicuous invitations to women uud children to frequent saloons. "It must be borne In mind that many of the evils we wanted to cure by the 'side door' ordinance have al ready been cured, such as the sale of. liquor to minors, the removal of par titions and the abolition of the wine room. Tho new ordinance will be rea sonable ami enfot'clble." There Is a Htroni; niOTcnicnt on foot to put all of the county employes under the civil scrvico law. Accordlni; to n strict Interpreta tion of two paragraphs of the act It Is said all employes on tho pay roll of Cook County, with the exception of those spucllleally exempted, arc by law under the merit system uud should bo chissllled. At present the number un der the control of the commission I about 1100 employes, while lu rush sea sons when tax tliitires and assessment are belli;; made three tlmci as many clerks are recruited from the ranks of supporters of the several county ottl dnls. Following are positions and monthly salaries attached thereto which are not under the merit system and which It Id uracil should be chissllled: Hoard of Itevlew Chief cleric, $.'00; chief deputy cleric, .yJOS.ir.l; two deputy cleiks, each tfltld.liil; messoiiKer, $7."; stenographer, $100; Janitor, i?0O; about ion extra clerks for four mouths not ti exceed a total of fJO.OOO. Total salaries, .'U.il'Ju. Hoard of Assessors Chief cleric, .fiilil.Oil: assistant chief cleric, $'JUS:t:i: live expert real estutv clerks, each $i!U.i:il; live draujilitHiuen, each fJHKi; two sUmoiiiaphci'M, each 100; three tnessoucers, each $tWj four watchmen, each )?i!0; three J.-uiltors, Midi $00 j vault clerk, $-:i.:rj; four map clerks, each s.100; attorney, $:i:i:i.;i:i; about liou ex tra cleiks ami Held assessors for four months not to exceed a total of $5;i,'J00. Touil salaries, ?l ui.OOO. State's Attorney's Ullice Two assist ants, each $:w:t.:i:i; three assistants, each $l'."0; three assistants, each $00; three assistants, each $1."0; extra help when required not to ex ceed $'.'"0 a month for ch person, not to exceed a total of $7,U00. Total sal aries, $M.7U0. F.Iectlou Commissioners Three elec tion commissioners, each $:!0S.:i:i; chief cleric, $:i:i:i.:::i. Total slarles, $1 1,.'oij, Torreiis Law Dcp.irtineut Hx.iniln luii attorney, $:t:i:i.;i:t; chief deimty, $l.'r; lejiister cleric, $H.Ti; chain mail, 12.1; tract Index cleric, $10S.!i:i; tax and special asscssnieiit clerk, $10S,:i:i. Total salaries, $11,100, Jury Commissioners Thrco Jury commissioners, $l'-'5; chief cleric, $HK); nine clerks, eacli $7.'i; typewriter, $."0; two clerks, each $.(). Total salaries, ir,(;i)0. Comity Treasurer's Otlice Assistant treasurer. $3a;i.!W; cashier, $'JO0; assist aut cashier, $1.10; bookkeeper, $300; im