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$$&XtXQ "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL IN NONE," VOLUME XXXII. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER l(i, 1905. TWELVE PAGES. NUMBER 831. BRYAN BOOM BUSTED. Jefferson Club Banquet Witnesses the Sure Departure of the Nebraska States man and Orator From Field of Presidential Possibilr ties Banquet Raises but the Ghost of the Past. Hearst and Anti-Hearst Men Are Still Holding Each Other at Even Terms. The failure of the attempt to boost llryun for a thiril presidential noiulnu tiou was tho principal feature of till) Jefferson Club banquet In Chicago Ian Tuosduy. llryun, hlmseir, who has evidently been In a receptive mood for some tlmo previous to this occasion, was the man who most thoroughly punctured the balloon In which his third nomi nation proposition wan atloat. It had been nailing around for mm tlmo In political and newspaper ntuios plieros that there was u scheme on foot to ditch William ltandolph Hearst in order to give William Jennings Itryan, a chance to get onco moro In the running. This report found some suppoit In the fact that a few down Urate poll Helium were actually engaged In taking teps In that direction, a fact which avbh thoroughly ontllated In the Kngle several weeks ago. This feature of the nemocratlc poll I leal situation In Illinois has, however, been entirely eliminated, by the devel opments of tho Jefferson Club banquet. According to tho political oracles tho banquet was originally Intended to start Mr. llryan around the world to jtrrlvo In lltOS as the most likely ciindl luto tho radical Democracy could tin I for tho presidency. However, this may have been, Uryan blmselt has settled the matter by llm following statement made at the ban quet. "All reference to the possibility of iny ever becoming a candidate again nre unauthorized. They don't make the Impression on ino they did a few years ago. 1 have had It prophesied m many times by men who belluved it thnt I was going to be president that I have lost faith In theso kind of prophesies. I do not know that I ever will bo a candidate for ollleo again. I liuvo reached the conclusion that my place In history will depend not on what tho peoplo do for me, but what I am able to do for tho people." Tho Inherent egotism of tho last portion of the quoted paragraph does not dlsguiso the fact that llryan Is no longer n possibility as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Presl dent of the United States. What he niny "do for tho people" In the futuru deponds upon tho fu ture; Judging by tho past It will not bo much. Anyhow, llryun has finally and positively read himself out of the ranks of Democratic Presidential pox. slbllltles. .lames A. Uognu, the well-known and successful business man and pop ular South Side Itepiibllcau leader, has loft his old-tlmo residence In tho Fifth ward to occupy it new homo at 7M'--Indiana avenue. Mr. Uognu, from his boyhood up, has beon a resident of tho Fifth ward, and has earned and commands tho respect of all who have over como In contact with him, either In business or political life. .Mr. llogau leaves his old homo sim ply because his children have grown up and scattered, and tho homestead In which he has spent m many years is now too largo for his requirements. Ills new residence, which, by tho way, Ix located In the Seventh Ward, Is hotter milted to tho present require ments of himself and family, but his old-tlmo associations and his persoual and political ties will remain un changed. Unlike other political lead ers who have changed their residences, Mr. Ilogan will continue to take a hand In pollticB ami havo a voice In tho af fairs of his party. lie has always been a power lu the Fifth ward, bus Indeed been for years recognized as tho real leador of tho Republican or ganization there; and notwithstanding Ills chango of residence, bo will con tluuo to maintain that power and to excrclso It for the benefit of his party nnd his frlonds, as ho has ever done. It was this characteristic nloro than uuy other which gained for Mr, Hogan his wonderful popularity lu his home district. Kvorybody there knows him and likes him, ami he has always been able, no matter what the opposition or who his opponents, to lead his delega tion Into Itcpuhllcan conventions. In addition to maintaining his po litical tics and associations he will also probably take a good citizen's part In the political affairs of his new home ward the Seventh. Mr. Ilogan, as Is well known, Ix the general manager and secretary of the Illinois Stone Company, one of tho greatest concerns of its Kind In the country, and one which under his able iiiauagement has steadily prospered and nourished in business. The company, acting on the advice of Mr. Uognu, has recently branched out In a new lino of enterprise name ly, the crushed stone busluexs. An excellent plant has been established at I.emont at u cost of $20,000. It has been put up under the supervision of the able and popular general manager, and like everything else ho ever put Ids hand to, Is u splendid success. The Illinois Stone Company, it may bo In teresting to note, is one of the oldest if not tho very oldest corporations in this city. It has behind It unlimited capital, most of It Knstorn, but In ev ery essential detail outside of thnt Is a distinctly Chicago concern. It was or gnulzed lu 1853, and was Just fifty years in existence last February, dur ing which long period of tlmo It has steadily grown, prosecuting Its useful enterprise, giving employment to the worklngmnu and doing good generally. Never lias It prospered as under the management of .lames A. Ilogan, who can be truthfully said to have grown up lu tho business, his father, Martin Ilogan, having been a canal boat cap tain lu the employ of the company al most from Its Inception. In the change of residence by James A. Ilogan tho Fifth ward loses a pio neer settler. In 1&"8 his father moved from the North Side, bringing his fam ily with him. ami located lu the pres ent homestead. There the Ilogan fnm lly has ever since resided. At that tlmo It was outside tho city limits, but in tho course of tho city's natural growth and expansion was an nexed and, ever since, that territory has played an important part lu tho politi cal affairs of Chicago. Through redls trletlug it lias undergone various changes, and Is now known as tho Fifth ward. Hero havo been fought Miiuo of tho fiercest battles of both parties. It was always stormy battle ground and no small sharo of tho city's political history bus been made with in its boundaries. Throughout It all tho uamo of .Tames A. Ilogan has always been respected as that of a sturdy, Indomitable light er, a winner ol battles, loyal to friends and faithful to principle In politics, as he has been upright, honorable and successful In business affairs. i-iiy .uoruey .loan r. .sinulslcl ii.ix shown his public spirit as a citizen as well as his Integrity ami ability as a public olliclal. In the city attorney's ollleo, as in tho city council and else where, ho has shown that ho has tho welfare of Chicago and Its people at heart. Mayor Dunne Is right In refusing to enforce tho so-called Sunday saloon closing law. You cannot mako a Sun day school out of Chicago, and It is be lieved that tho States nttornoy will be likely to tako tho saiuo view of tho enso. Tho city council seems determined to keep on playing Its old gamo of tho dog in tho manger In regard to tho traction question, Republican Stato Chairman Roy O. West has announced tho dato for tho uoxt lovo feast of tho party, which is, to bo hold simultaneously with tho The Popular President next Suite fair. The affair will un doubtedly push the Interests of the He publican party well to tho front. It now looks as ir the Allen bill were passed the term of tho franchise it contained would be at an end before the traction question Is settled. Hon. Clarenco S. Harrow will prob ably be the next Congressman front the eighth District. He will make a splendid representative In the national legislature of the great old banner Democratic district. l'lelc out the men with best records for tho Judiciary and vote for them next November. There can be few flaws If any picked lu tho report of the outgoing drainage board, and It covers Its own as well as the record of all Its predecessors. This Is something tho city may be proud of. lias l'rcsldunt ltoosevelt or tho Post Otllco Department ever looked Into tho business connections of Postmaster Olson of Do Kalb, 111.7 James F, Hewers, president of tho Irish Fellowship Club, Is a man who would do credit and honor to any causo with which ho might bo Identllled. no has all the qualities that go to mako up a first-class citizen and a true, leader of men. Tho splendid social and pa triotic organization of which he Is president could not have chosen u more fitting or popular presiding olllcer. Hundreds of tho friends and admirers of Mr. flowers claim ho would make a good mayor of Chicago. There was much enthusiasm and no lack of good things In tlio gastronomic lino at the Jefferson Club banquet tho other night. Of course, William Jen nings Uryan was the bright particular star of tho occasion, but Mayor Dunno seemed to bo nearly If not quite as popular with tlio guests and distin guished himself In speaking to the topic, "The Progress of Municipal Ownership." At last tho threatened shake-up in the Lincoln Park Uonrd has material ized. If this will only result In an Improvement In tho actual manage ment of tho park, and moro closo at tention to dotail work, tho public will bo heartily thankful to tho governor. Tho political extinction of Johnnlo Powers won't mako anybody cry. Thoro was an Increase in tho receipts of tho water otllco for tho past six months of $130,757. This would bo pleasing news for tho peoplo, provided tbey could bo assured that tlio increase m0Xj?i$fr$mmmmmmmmmW3tl& iH pJSirivmMmmmmmmmmtiOtfr. .H w$mmM3MtiZ&rmmmwtei4& MM JOHN T. OONNERY, of the Miami Coal Company and Highly Respected Citizen. will not mean a fatter payroll by be ing Illegally switched from tho uses for which the water fund Is Intended. There Is no exaggeration lu the state ment of City Statistician (irosser that Chicago's streets are as bloody ns a battlefield. This Is because the police fall to do their duty In regulating traf fic. Tho board of local Improvements anil tho elvll service board have locked horns, (io It, husband; go it, beat! A serious feature of conflicts be tween useless bureaus which, If we may use a "bull," are only so many llftli wheels to the municipal coach, Is the fact that theso wrangles delay needed public improvements and do nobody any good. Commissioner 'of Public Works Pat terson Is to be commended for his en ergy and determination In bringing haughty citizens to tlmo lu the matter of sidewalk compensation. While clearing the sidewalks of ob structions in tlio wholesale district, the city authorities might turn their at tention to South Water street. If the streets belong to tho people they ought to have a chance to uso thorn. Ono of tho most successful law firms In Chicago Is that of Hopkins, Pcffers s Hopkins. James S. Hopkins of tlio well-known law linn of Hopkins, Pcffers & Hop 1:1ns Is a lino lawyer and a first-class master lu chancery. Merrltt W. Plncl.ney Is one of tho very best men named for judge on either ticket. Ills election will add to the strength of the Judiciary of Cook county. Twenty-live persons woro killed by teams, wagons ami carriages on the streets of Chicago during tho last six months, while tho police Wing their flubs jauntily, apparently oblivious of tho fact that there aro laws regulat ing tratllc in this city. Tho Harrison barnacles are going slowly, but they nre rolng surely. The question of Sunday bluo laws was passed upon decisively by tho peo ple of Chicago and those who nro try lug to forco them down tho throats of our public officials aro simply wasting time. There woro fewer arrests for tho first six months of this year for crim inal offenses than for tho correspond ing period last year. This seems strange In view of tho crimes, lawless ness mill disorder arising out of the teamsters' strike, one feature of which Is nu Increase of fifty per cent In tlio number of killed and Injured. During tho past -six months fHH persons died unnatural deaths lu Chicago. Theso llgures should prove Interesting to tho new chief. Now that the council traction com mittee has succeeded lu balking Mayor Dunno lu his effort to bring the ques tion to a settlement, what Is the com mittee going to do about It? This Is what the people would like to know. Tho city authorities have the appro, billion of the public lu compelling par ties encroaching on the public thor oughfares with bay windows pay com pciiMitlnn to the city. It would be bel ter yet If tlio bay windows were hewn close to tho building Hue. It I said the city civil service com mission Is planning a new system for marking papers in examinations for the police department. Any change would be an Improvement on present conditions. Kverybody who has given the sub ject any study knows that the reason why suppression of the smoko uuNanee 's apparently Impracticable Is because the city has a bungling and Incompe tent bureau to deal with the matter. It docs not icqiilro tho Engineering News, nor any other technical publi cation, Io convluco Chlcagoans that the smoke nuisance can bo abolished. Chief Collins' "vug" net for the gam blers seems to have hud some effect. There Is no doubt that of late the fes tive handbook maker Is not nearly so much in evidence nnd for thl Collins Is to be thanked. Chief James S. Hopkins, tho well-known and brilliant young attorney, Is mak ing a Hue record as master in chan cery of tho United States Court. Hon, Rdwnrd Tilden Is proving him self to be the right man In the right place us president of tho Hoard of Education. Since his election to that Important otllco there has been marked improvement in the service nil along tho lino. Alderman Carey's friends seem to think that thcro is a clianco for htm to hold on to politics, notwithstanding his chango of resldonce. AH kinds of political conditions and combinations nro bolng talked of and discussed in connection with this Incident. Knock out the Teachers' Federation and plcaso tho public, DONNE DOING WELL Despite All Opposition of Dyed-in-the-Wool Partisans and Cranks in General, The Mayor Holds to the Line of His Pledges to the People. Will Force to a Finish During His Adminis tration Pending Questions of Public Interest. Notwithstanding the adverse action of the Council Committee on Trans portation, the public still has confi dence lu Mayor Dunne's Integrity and the honesty of his' Intention to keep the pledges made by him to the peo ple when he was a candidate for the ollleo of mayor. If there Is one characteristic of Mayor Dunne that shows up over all others It Is that of sincerity. He wns elected mayor of Chicago on the pledge that municipal ownership of public utilities would be lu force and effect or nt least well on Its way In that direction during his administra tion. He Is doing the best he can to keep that pledge, and the people ap preciate that fact. It should be borne In mind that those who throw stumbling blocks In the way of Mayor Dunne under these eircumstnnces are In reality trying to thwart the will of the majority of the people of this community. If .Mayor Dunne's plans should prove to be Impracticable, let's find out about It. and If we should find that such is the ea-e then would be the time to discard them and begin another course of action. Taking all that has occurred since the election of Mayor Dunne Into consideration, It must be admitted, even by his severest critics, parti san or otherwise, that he Is honestly and faithfully endeavoring to keep his pledges to tlio people. We cannot re call the uamo of a imi.vor of Chicago, Republican or Democratic, who could act more courageously or adhere more faithfully to what ho considers tho public Interests under like circum stances, than Mayor Dunne did dur ing the recent trying times of tho teamsters' strike. The same can he said In regard to the gambling ques lion and the administration crusade against graft. I'mler the circumstances all fair ii'luded citizens must admit that Mayor Dunne Is doing well. Fletcher Dobyns, tho capable assist ant State's attorney and nil-round first class lawyer, Is being talked of again for the Republican nomination for al derman of the 'Jlst ward. Ho can havo tho nomination If he cares to make the race. It brought genuine satisfaction and gladness to the hundreds of his friends lo learn that John V. Clarke, President j of the Hibernian Ranking Association, Is rapidly recovering health and stieugth after a severe Illness, Mr. Clarice's complete recovery Is now as sured. Dr. ( ! cargo William Reynolds, the noted North Side physician and sur geon, lias opened an oilier at Pell Will ' "I''1' avenue, just within a block of si. Josephs Hospital, whole he Is in the center of tlio scenes of his many early professional triumphs. Dr. Reynolds' great ability lu every branch of his profession built him up an Immense clientage fiom tho very beginning of his career lu tho district in which he Is onco more located. Tlio peoplo had coulldeuce lu him, and well they might, for a moro successful physician and surgeon tho North Sldo has never seen. Now that ho has returned to tho old surroundings his old-tlmo patients aro coming back to him, and he is also rapidly building up a largo now prac tice. Dr. Reynolds' many warm per sonal frlonds aro pleased at tho news of his return to their midst, nnd wish him that full mcasuro of success which his great talents and many lino quali ties of head and heart deserve. Tho Harrison board of local improve ments Is making enemies for Mayor Dunno every day. Thoy aro doing nothing In tho way of public improve ments, and such work as is carried out under their direction Is being done in a slipshod, careless manner. In put ting In permanent asphalt pavements, such as that on several streets, they do not seem to think It necessary to at tend to the accompanying work of nil such undertakings, for Instanco tho putting of telegraph wires under ground mid other matters of n similar nature, that should be attended t. before permanent paving Is laid. In ono of the streets they havo pulled out Intersecting curbs, though specifications do not call for It or pro vide for concrolo curbing. Wo repeal, the entire work of this bureau Is slip shod, and in line it Is but tho simple truth to sny that tho Harrison hold over board of local Improvements Is muklng more enemies for Mayor Dunne than anything else on earth. William Halo Thompson, tlio well known business innn, nthleto and po litical leader, is dally growing moro and more to bo regnrded ns tho com ing Republican standard bearer in Chi cago. Many of tho shrewdest of tho leaders, both new and old, see In him a man who as the parly candldato for mayor lu the next municipal election could unite all sections of It nnd mako a winning campaign. Mr. Thompson Is a genial gentleman of pleasant man ners, a forceful speaker; In fact, Just tho man to make an Ideal mayoralty candidate for tlio Republican party. His olliclal record, both in tho council and the county board, is without u Haw. V Tho name of Hon. John F. FInorty has been mentioned In connection with tho superlntendency of tho bridewell. No better man could bo appointed ti the position, ir ability, Integrity nnd honorable and faithful discharge of duty nre tho requirements desired. It Is unnecessary for us to dwell hero upon tlio merits of Col. Fiuerty as a mini, a citizen and ono who has mndo u most honorable record as a public olliclal. Wo refer to It now because we bellevo that Col. FInorty deserves well of the present city ndmlnlstr.i Hon, and Mayor Dunno in recognizing this fact by the appointment to ollleo of the well-known Journalist, orator and statesman would do a graceful net as well as do honor to his own admin istration. Tho superlntendency of tho hildewell Is an onerous and responsi ble position and ono In which for ninny teutons tho people of Chicago aro deep ly Interested. Col. FInorty Is a man who has the coulldcnco nnd respect of tho public as well as tho warm friend ship of all who havo tlio pleasure of his pcisonal acquaintance. For these as well as other reasons his appoint ment by tho mayor would bo an ex ceedingly popular one. I u tho business community of Chi i .ip or the West no man stands higher ilinu Mr. John T. Connory, the promi nent and popular coal meichant. Mr. Connory Is a man whom to know Is lo esteem. His friends aru legion, and U Is safe to say that thcro Is no man iu Chicago who knows how to make and hold friends better than he. Ho linn been a lifelong Democrat and has nl wn,s been actlvo In tho party affairs. He could havo tho nomination for nny oillie In tho gift of tho Democracy of Chicago and Cook County If ho cared to accept It. H. James Kolzo has made an excel lent record as a member of tho County Hoard. Ho has proven faithful to tho Interests of tho peoplo and assiduous In the discharge of his duties, Ho is a successful business mail, honorable in Ills dealings and Is In every respect a first-class citizen. Hon. Clarenco S. Harrow would bo Just tho man to represent tlio great Democratic Eighth District In Con. gross.