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-JAV i J'-W 5V1&ffe "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL IN NONE" VOLUME XXXi. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1,1904. -TWELVE PAGES. NUMBER 782. '"'W H - m k m l)iraoo taijlr. 7 AHEAD IN THE RAGE. Splendid Work by Cook County Republican Managers Give Them Long Lead Over Competitors. Most Systematic and Thorough Cam paign Ever Planned Being Made for the County Ticket. Organization, Education, Party Amity and a Full Vote Are the Republican Battle Cries. With These and First-Olass Candidates Leaders Hope to March to Victory. These Men Represent All Factions Who They Are and What They Are Doing. Organization, education, u full vott mill party unity are I lie slogans wltli which the Hepuhllcnns of Cook County hope to tiiiiri'h to victory In tin com- lllg election. Prnccedlhg along carefully planned, systematic line.", the loutl Hcpubllcun leaders havo arranged, timl Indeed started In upon wlni t promises to he one of the most thorough ami energetic campaigns ever witnessed In Cook County. The work of organization, which ha heen plnceil In the IiiiiiiIh 'of it com mittee composed of Home of the ablest mill moot experienced political gener als In the West. has been practically perfected In every nook and corner from the Mcllcnry County line to the IiiiIIiiiiii State Hue mill from the lake to the western limits. This Is rewarded as possibly the mot Imiiortant feature ol" the campaign, and that which will redound most to the henellt of the county ticket. The committee In chaw of the work Is made up as follows: .loliii .1. Hauliers, Chairman: James Pease. William l.rlmer. Charles V. Vull, Fred A. Busse, William H. Web ir, und Janus UcHldlck. Kvcry one of these men Is n past master In the art of political organi zation. Knowing Cook County like a, hook, they have orgunly.i'd niatiy vie lories In the past, and they claim that they have now organized certain vic tory for the candidates on the county ticket in the present campaign. Hy wards, precincts and even groups. the work has In en so effect ually done, that many days before election the lenders will know almost to a mail how the votes stand and what may be expected In every dlvh Ion and subdivision of the city. The other committees In charge ot the campaign work are equally effec tive. The Executive Committee, which this year retains full and entire con trol of the campaign, Is of coiirm. com posed of all the bet known expert campaigners In the Ucimbllcnn party. This will be understood when It Is mentioned that It comprises In addi tion to those above named such old political war-horses us Christopher Miiiuer, Charles S. Deueen, Martin II. Madden. E, J. Mugerstadt and l:uilel A. Campbell. All of these men are working night and ihiy for the success of the county ticket, which by the way, taken hi all Is one of the very best nominated by the Itepubllcans of Ccok County In years. It Is composed In the main of clean .cut. capable citizens, whose records appeal favorably to the voters, and several of whom are good campaign ers themselves. With Hon. Fred A. Uuse In charga of the Committee, on Finance, Christo pher Mamer and John A. Clark look lug after the work of naturalization, and .lames Pease presiding over the Committee on Prevention und Dota tion of Fraud. It Is not likely that tho Itepubllcuiis of Cook County will suf fer from lack of "the sinews of war," failure to get out the new voter to the polls or skulduggery on election day on the part of any ouo opposed to the election of the Itepubllcan county ticket and willing to use fraudulent means to defeat It. A thorough canvass of the county with an a nay of .',(Xh men hus now been started and the result will with the out doubt !) a complete round r.p of the voters. Ton of literature acioai f.nuy the canvassers and the commit tee has arranged for a meeting of -ill of the l.-loii precincts In the comity to m range fur MiuultiiutoiN meeting on the night of October 10. when new member will be enrolled and club oili ccrs nominated. At these meeting n ports of tin canvas will be made im well as of the registration of October and plans perfected to stimulate this registration of t-: day later. "Tho-o meeting. It Is c.tlnvited." s.i hi Chairman HeVdle!;, "will gath er 7t).iK voters In the county and at least tll'ty ineu In each prluclnot. We expect to have the returns In from the canvass by October :. The canvas must be made up and complete In to tals by October 7. Mr. Deiieen will piobably start his campaign In Cook County Jitst after the last registration, Oetolier IS. Unity In the ranks of the party observable in the work. If there ever was any soreness amoug the local leaders It has completely disappeared. One of the principal reasons for this Is the fact that the county ticket luw been n named, the Issues so halt and the campaign so conducted, that all previously existing factions have been nvognlzert, and the Interests of one are the Interests of all. Another reason lies In the fact that the political fortunes If not the politi cal existence of nearly all of the prin cipal leaders uf the different wing ' are bound up In the success of the party In Cook County this year. For Instance. whlleCharles S. Dcnceu Is the party banner bearer as candi date for election to the othYe of Chief Executive of the State, Congressman Lordlier Is battling on the West Side for re-eli ctlon to Congress, Martin B. Madden N putting up a gallant anil a winning tight for election from the First Congressional District on the South Side, while .bilin .T. llealy, the brilliant and capable lawyer, who Is the candidate tor State's Attorney, rep resents the great North Shirt Husse-la-e combination. When to these conditions Is uiMcd the further fact that (inventor Yates has plunged heartily Into the cam paign, anil that Hon. Frank (). Lowdcit, as the Illinois member of the National Committee. Is devoting his splendid abilities and energies to aiding In roll lug up Itepubllcan majorities In Cook County and the State. It will not be dlitb'iilt to understand the claims of unity and of victory so confidently ad vniieed by the Kepubllcan campaign managers In Cook County, and that the general verdict Is they are far ahe.ul of their competitor'. In the race. Next to the theater ordinance, the water meter ordinance Is slid to bo the biggest piece of graft. Congressman James s. Sherman, of New York, who was a caller at Na tional Itepubllcan heuihiuarters during the week, said: "The National ticket In New York State Is its certain as the seasons of the year." To a Chlca goau thl expression Is somewhat am biguous. The Ilcpuhllcuu State ticket N to be boomed by a special train tour of the State, which will be a curt of retlex of tho famous "former governor" tour of lv.Ni. This time the special train will convey as Its distinguished pas sciigers Mcsis. Doiiecu. I.owden. Yates, Warner. Sherman. Tierce and Hamlin, who were candidates for the gubernatorial nomlnatJou before the last Stale convention and who will make speeches ut each stopping place. Parker I gaining. Charley Mitchell Is still rwinlug for Judge. There Is nothing unusual In asking the holders of political Jobs to con tribute to the support ot the party that put them there, but there Is somethlug very unusual In the refusal which Superintendent Nourse. or the water ottlce. recently gave to a reipiest to contribute to the Democratic National campaign. It would not ie very sur prising If some unusual developments should ensue. The water meter gang N again ue- liVt The gray wolves In the City Coun cil look with pleasure on the proposed meter ordinance. Stand by the Mayor on the traction question, l'ass the City Hallway ordi nance. The proposed water meter ordinance Is a blow at Chicago real estate. Mr. John C Fewer has done won ders In Improving the Villon Traction service since his appointment as re ceiver. Mr. l-'otxer has demonstrated celver. Sir. ictjjer nas tieiuousumc that within the Ift year JSoPO.tKiii ha been expended In that work. las Aid. .lames C. Tattersou deserves the thanks of all good citizen for his war on, thugs. Clear South Water street sidewalks! Thomas Taggart, John P. Hopkins, National Committeeman Itoger C. Sul livan, of Illinois, and National Com mitteeman T. i:, Itynn. of Wisconsin, have been placed In control of the Democratic National, campaign in In diana, Illinois aiitl Wisconsin. They make a great quartette mid are bound to be heard from. Clear South Water street and It will help other streets. Clear South Water street ami spread out the business sect Ion. Frederick W. .lob, Secretary of the Chicago Kuiployers' Association, puts the situation tersely and well when he sayy: "Chicago Is a boiling seething HON. JOHN M. SMYTH, The Distinguished Chicago Merchant and Public Spirited Citizen. pot of Industrial chaos, when thugs resort to assassination to Intimidate honest labor." The full Itepulillcan County ticket will be found on page 'J. Thetioverninentlmssi't a time limit on the completion of the work of the lowering of the tunnels. The date ttx cd Is April l.'i. HUM. Now the city must get busy, and It Is not likely there will be interference from any ipiar ter. I'red A. Husse for Mayor Parker mid D.ivi- will run a link way ahead of the Democratic county ticket In Chicago. If the advice of Democratic National Coliiuiltteeuiau Itoger C. Sullivan Is taken, the State of Illinois would Is made debatable ground In the National campaign. Mr, Sullivan has urged ami still maintains that with a live cam paign ami some show of assistance from the National Committee, this State could bo carried for Parker. There are llgurcs at hand to sustain Mr. Sullivan or any other thinking citizen In this contention. It Is estimated by careful political observers there s a change of iopu In t Ion In Chicago every four years large enough to Include from T.'.ikii to IIM.CCO voters. This means licit there are now In Chicago from ".-, mo to liiU.iKvu men that did not vole here In 1IMHI who nie ellulble to ci-t their ballots ut the coining election If regis tered. Ilesldes, this army of new vot ers Is an unknown political iptautlty. The men In It did not vote here four years ago. The thousand- whose places they have taken In the population have lelt the city or died. The election two years ago did not bring out all the votes. The canvass made at that time was mil thorough. How are these new To.ooo or KMMU'ii voters divided as among the parties'; Will the majority of them vote the Democratic or He publican ticket V These ipiesllons are bothering the managers, on these new volers depends the result of the elec t it i it In Cook County. Nobody now can tell but that the most ordinary attention given to these new voters might result In giving the State to Parker. Messrs. Taggart. Sullivan. Hopkins and It.van may Hud some Interesting tigtires to study in an article published iu another column of tills paper. Fred A, Uw could not be beaten for Mayor. Heyoud nil doubt there Is no Inten tion on the part either of the authurl- ties ut Washington or of the city of Chicago to stop all down town strict car tratllc by the hurry up order to lower the tunnels. The work both m lowering tlie tunnels and of caring for the down town tratllc will be In the hands of an able eiiulneer callable of dealing with both problems I Scorge . Jackson. The Itepubllcaiis have lost Wiseoil-j sin to a certainty. The defection of i Cvrinaiila. the most widely rem I tier man newspaper In fulled States, lvcs the Stale to Parker biyoiul a doubt. ! I John S. Miller Is doing great work a special counsel for the tiactlou com panies In the effort to bring the street railway problem ton tluul solution. Hon. Charles S. Deiieeu's campaign tour through the State has been halted b, the death of a Hear relative. He lias the sympathy of his opponents as well as his friends, tiovcruor Yates will make bis tlrst regular campaign speech on the after- j noon of October 11, ut ProphetMnwn, Whiteside County. The Ooycrnor Is one of the best cainpalgii orators who ecr addressed the voters of Illinois, i and his speeches are bound to have a great effect. He opens at a town with an auspicious name. i What an appropriate name for the owners of the re-opened Iroquois: Hide ! ,V lie Men. It looks as if the Tribune would support ltoocvclt. l-'xcollent campaign work U being ilniie by the (iermaii-Amcrlcau Itepub llcan Club of Cook County In behalf of the Itepubllcan county ticket. t the Initial meeting held ut the 1 1 rand Paclllc Hotel Tiuwliiy night there were present hundreds of the leading ami most representative (ieriunn-Aiucrican cltl.ens of Chicago who were enter tallied by stirring addresses delivered by Judge Itreutauo, William lloldeu week und W. T. I'uderwoiMl, Nathpial Committeeman Frank . I.owden has taken the stump for the Itepubllcan ticket. Mr. I.owden is mm of the most elniiieut and magnetic stump speakers In the West, The live Democrats of Illinois say that now the acceptance business has been attended to, the time for action Is ut baud. A referendum on the traction vote will show that the great mass of the public know little ami care less almur municipal ownership of street railways. ACTION, NOT THEORY. An Immediate Settlement Is the Popular Demand in Reference to the Trac tion Question. The People Are with Mayor Harri son in His Attitude Toward City Railway Ordinance. No Amount of Demagogy About Referendum or Municipal Ownership Can Longer Delay Settlement. Unsettled Condition Has Brought the Com munity Suffering, Inconvenience, and Serious Injury to Business. Opportunity Now Offers to End It a Way Beneficial to the City. The people of Chicago demand lui mcillate settlement of the traction question. No u mount of frothy demagogy on the part of fanatical and Impractical theorists or of self advertising organs of anarchy can hide the real senti ment of the public In this regard. It makes no dllfereiice If ten thous and hobos could or should ho employ ed for the next six mouths In getting up referendum petitions m- that enough wild eyed spellbinders could or should be procured to preach "immediate municipal ownership" from every curb stone In the city, the fact would still remain that what the people want and do demand Is practical work, not In terminable theorizing: Immediate set tlement of the traction question, not Immediate ownership of street rail ways, which as conditions now are Is mere sound and fury, signifying noth ing. Mayor Harrison has taken the right position In the present emergency and the people are with him In It. refer endum or im referendum. He has shown himself an accurate Judge of the public mind on a subject that has for years agitated the com munity, disturbed ecouomli millions, ami proved through Its unsettled state, a serious Injury to the business Inter ests of the city. The traveling public has pine throituh great suffering am) Inconveni ence for years on account of the ap parently endless und fruitless agita tion ami discussion over the traction iptestlou, The business community had suffered serious loss, und Mayor Har rison accurately Interpreting the pub lic temper wisely determined to ac cept the lirst basis for Immediate set tlement, giving the best obtainable terms to the city and the public that would offer. In the pending tentative City Hall way ordinance the Mayor has discern ed the measure olVellug the desired basis. It may not lie perfect. It may lint be quite acceptable to the City Hallway people, but tile public recog nizes In It a menus for bringing n long drawn out and generally disastrous discussion to a satisfactory close. Colonel P.. it. Itllss, the able general counsel of the Chicago City Hallway Company, has acted throughout the various negotiations and discussions In ii perfectly fair, reasonable, and hon orable way. He has shown a disposi tion to meet the city moro than half way. and It Is to be hoped now that a satisfactory settlement Is In sight, that the good work of Csilouel Itllss, the Mayor, the City Council and all concerned will neither be marred nor delayed by a lot of windy and Ir responsible blatherskites. Pass the City Hallway ordinance. Fred A. Husse would make an Ideal itepubllcan candidate for Mayor. Settle the traction question now. The Hcpuhllcans have a strong county ticket and naturally lnve high hopes of victory. One of the Kxaiuluer's traction "ex perts" has written a long and labor ed article In an endeavor to provo that a franchise giving capitalist security for their outlay will not In sure better service, ami says In sup- in port of Ids contention that the com panies would be no more bound to give good service by the Missage of such an ordinance than they have been dining the past forty-live year. If there were nothing else to show tin absurdity ami falsity of tills contention It would Ik1 only necessary to recall the old horse car system with hay in the iHitlom of the Icy vehicles for a foot warmer, and compare It with tic s.isteiu of to-day. The "expert" l-i probably from San Francisco or New York and docs not know nbout theso things. Fuforce the new theater law rigidly and play no favorites. Justice Cuverly Is always engaged In some couiinemlable crusade la th" course of his duties. He Is now gun ning for the State street mashers, ami eery decent person wishes him suc cess. The School Management Committee did well when It vetoed the plan to give the school teachern a vaeathwi with pay to uttMid the St. I.ouls Fair. These employes have vacation enough under present arrangements In all con science. Hy what right does the Library Hoard undertake to dictate to the County Clerk as to how he shall per forin the duty of extending taxes' Clear the South Water street side walks and give the people a chance. IViiny-a-llners in self advertising organs of anarchy can never by cow ardly Innuendo Injure 'Mayor Harri son's reputation for personal honesty on the traction question In the minds of the people. Cupid has thinned the ranks of the public school teachers, temporarily. The school board should make the honeymoon permanent ami give the pom- uiimarrleil "cadets" a chance. Three hundred ami twenty-eight ar rests for crime were made by Chief O'Neill's men In one day last week. We don't know whether Chicago should be proud of this or not, but the police foi co should. Public Improvements, It Is said will boom with the cud of the nlderni.uile vacation season. The most important will be the City Hallway ordluauce. The population of Chicago has been discussed more than any one question In which this city Is vitally Interest ed, with the possible exception of the traction problem ami the cleaning of the streets. There have been more absurdities, exaggerations and sheer fabrications foisted upon tho public about It than about any other municipal question. And yet the only point iu tills discus slim that Is of vital Importance to Chicago Just now is what kind of a population has It rather than what Is tho size of It. It Is not necessary to the commercial greatness of Chicago that It shall have a population of two millions, but It Is a matter of grave Importance to the city that Its increase (