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rvAtj k t r- - JTk i . Hi WfwM IWrT nn aJstr. TWmmSSMBm ! T lfm mm VOLUME XXXII. DENEEN JOB CHIEF. He Is the Choice of Many Republican Leaders for President Three Years Hencs. A Man Who Has Filled Onerous Of fice with Great Ability and Flawless Integrity And the Representative of a Great' Western State Ho Is the Logical Candidate. (inventor Clint lex S. Denocti l said to lie tlii choice of Hcpubllciin Ii'adors of prominence ami liilluiMico hotli In tin- i:r.t iiinl West for the party stand iirtl bearer for President In 1D0S. That the choice of those men should fnll llmn Charles S. Helicon Is lint surprising, lie Ih tho chief executive of ingroat Western State that I'liilrlt1 State which year after year rolled tip victory after victory for Hopubllcun liiii anil lieu I'M In lt: vciy natiie some of the most gloilous Memories ami cherished reminiscences of the llepitb licnit party. The State of Lincoln, (irant ami Lo Kan never hail a chief executive more worthy of that high olllce ami of the trust of tin w'hole people than Gov ernor Charles S. Dcnccn. He Inn Klven proof In tho past of his high ahlllty anil absolute Integrity In oner ous imlillc olllce, and since IiIh eleva tion to the gubernatorial chair he has hIiowii In his witter and more Impor tant Held or duty tho name high qual ities that have endeared liliu to tho people mid earned their confidence. While Coventor Deneen lias bon always a reformer In olllce. he hits Iteon a reformer of the practical kind, mid not of the hysterical variety. What he 1ms attempted he has Invnrht lily accomplished, and It has lieett al ways for the pulillc. good. His name will always stand In Chi cap) and Cook County as a synonym for law and order, as It stands today throughout the State of Illinois for good government and fair treatment of the public and the taxpayers. His vic tory at the primaries for the gubornu totial nomination in Chicago and Cook County was a record breaker, and tho ningnlllcont niajotlty by which ho was elected governor exceeds anything In tlio political history of the State, and shows conclusively that Illinois with nil tho force of Its stalwart Uepubll ranlsni is and will be back of hint for any (Including the highest) otllce In th" laud. This latter fact would In Itself be Hiilllclcut to make Governor ueneeit a formidable candidate for tho preslden tint nomination, but It is supported by other facts and conditions which add to his strength, and the probabilities of his being the next presidential can didate. Mr. Doueon'a name, lone before ho became a candldato for and was til iiiiiphantly elected to tho governorship, was famed all over the country as that of a man of sterling Integrity, uncompromising opposition to all that savored In the slightest dogioe of ills lionoiable methods either In public or otllclal life, mid a terror to lawbreak ers and evildoers in general, so that Mr. Deneon's name became a house hold word throughout the whole laud. Of course, his standing before the country has, with his personal popu larity, been vastly Increased since his election to the otllce of governor of Illinois. He litis been doing splendidly in Ills olllce of elder executive ever since his election, mid It I largely due to him Unit the last legislature made tho uno recoid It did. No better until nor one more c,npable of carrying Its baiiueis to victory could be mimed by the Republican party of this nation In WIS than Hon. Charles S. Deneen. Seeing that the Hoard of Kducatloii has so much unimproved property It seems but right that It should build a hotiMi for Itself on home of It. I.et'.i hope It will oven tills up by building schools on tho balance of It. It seems likely that tho suggestion of tho popular Lake Vlow Republican leader, .lames reuse, In regard to tho Culloni-Vntes benatorlal contest, will bo adopted so far no Cook county Is concerned, and that Is that only ouo delegate ticket be placed In the Held and that candidates for tho legislature govern tlieiiiM'lves according to the votes c.r-t for senator in their I elect ive dMrlft. This looUx to be eminently fair ami proper. The South Park boaid of commix doners Is to be commended for Its ac tion in placing on llle the protests of a lot of blue-nosed, alleged reformers against Sunday games for boys. What are boys to do If they cannot play a lutriulcs game of ball or Indulge In other athletic sports on Sunday V If they ii iv iK-liarrcd of this they will lit nluety-iilue cases out of u hundred gravitate to the pool rooms and the street corner loalltig places. A sorbins condition of affairs has been found hi the otllces of the circuit and superior courts. One of the worst features Is the habit of subordinates signing without authority tltial paper to Itumlgi.iuts. Nobody who has any sense takes the co-called .Municipal Ownership League seriously. Active work ill the fall campaign will he.!ii In ennu'st next week. The county central committees of both parties will meet next week and then there will be something doing. Chief of Police Collins continues his strenuous work In trying to close up levci' resort-. Hut once In a while he lliids the law in ids way ami then like many another good man. he reasons out that the law Is a queer thing. Our esteemed contemporary, tho Tribune, seems to take It for grunted that It Is impossible for the leaders of tho present Cook County Itepubllcmi orgaiil'.atioii to support the candidacy of ex-Governor Yates for the United States senate. Wo have known our esteemed contemporary to be mistaken In political affairs before, however. It has been given out that the pro gram of the local fall campaign, which will be olliclally announced by the county central committee on Monday afternoon, has been already decided upon. With tcgard both to the drain itge and the Judicial campaigns It U said the committee will dovoto the lirst three weeks of tho work to personal campaigning by the candidates and the last three to a concerted campaign. The Harrison barnacles aro going slowly, but they aro going siuoly. Clatetice S. Harrow will make a worthy lepicentntlvo In congress of the great Democratic eighth district. Whatever may be tint temporary re tilts of Chief of I'ollce Collins' cru sade against the levee,, the ultimate result must be benellclal to public morals, and the chief lias tho support and cnumicmlatlnn of tho public, Why shouldn't tho street car com panies lie given permission right away to siibtltute electricity for tho obsolete cable The traction dlcu.s.on as a whole may drag along for years. Settle the ttactlon qtii'stlon and please the people. It Is announced that the corre spondence between Traction Kxpert Dalrymplo of Glasgow mid this city has been closed. No body will bo sorry. It' was neither exciting nor Interesting at anytime. Mayor Diiuiie said In a recent speech that he hud accomplished one tlio taking over by tho city of the thing at least In his administration CHICAGO, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 23, 1905. Austin water works at a great saving t) tho citizen. Mayor Dunne's claim as to performance Is not an extrava gant one, and he should get full credit for lr. If he cm settle the traction ipiestloti and give the people a rl.le ami a ret he will have done some thing for which lie will deserve great credit. The speediest way his honor uiiild accomplish this triumph would be In accepting the fair and reason able offer of tho traction coiup.iule. James S. Hopkins, tho well-known and brilliant young attorney, Is mak ing a line record as master In chan cery of tho United States Court. The work of building mi Important section, or indeed all of the great In tercepting fewer system, could not be awarded to a more reliable contracting linn than that of M. II. McGovcru The llrni of M. II. McGovern now has mi Important contract in this great work of public Improvement, ami cm bo relied upon to carry It out, as It has all Its undertakings. Hon. Trunk Wenter, the Democratic candldato for piesldenrof the Drain age Hoard, Is ouo of the kind of mail In whom the public has eonniUuice, and whom they uro glad to elevate to any olllce of trust and responsibility within their gift. Mr. Wonter's name lias been be fore the public now for ninny years, mid it is not exceeding the plain truth to say that there is no mime more respected by the people of Chicago than his. He has held olllce ami discharged the duties thereof faithfully, ably and always with a view to tho interests of the people. In politics Mr. Wenter has been a lifelong Democrat, and lie has always been true and faithful to his parly tickets and policies. He Is not, however, In politics a narrow-gauged man by any means, and In tho discharge of his olllclal duties he lias always recognized Ids responsibility to all the people, Irre spective of party or considerations of partisanship. Mr. Wenter Is a man of pluck and perseverance: a self-made man, mid everything he lias to-day Is tho prod uct of these iptalltics, which lie pos sesses In an eminent itegree. He left Gerniliny a fatheilchs boy and crossed the sea to become a citizen of the new world. To-day lie Is one of Chicago s foremost citizens. In 1M.' ho was lite Democratic standard bearer for mayor. He subsequently was elected president of the Drainage Hoard and Is still a trustee of that body. In all his career, either u u public otllclal or a private citizen, Mr. Wen ter has so conducted himself its to earn the esteem and high regard of bit follow citizens, Ah u Demoentt ho has boon nlwnya "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINQa NEUTRAL HON. CHARLES S. DENEEN, Illinois' Popular Governor, Who Wou'd Mako a Good Prcsldant, loyal to Ids party and Its principles and has been ever foremost as a leader of Its campaign. Mr. Wenter was born in Germany forty-nine years ago. Ills success m life was due, as we have mid, to Itai-I woi'c and perseverance. He was Jtit thirteen years of age when he landed lit America. He came direct to Chi cago and went to work in a furniture factory at the small pay of !?:i.f( per week, but at night he .aimed the midnight oil" In mi earnest and what proved to be a Micccssful effort to qualify himself ns a tlrst-class Ameri can citizen. At night when other boys loafed or went to place of amusement, this boy went to school. In the day time he learned his llrst chosen trade and soon was in receipt of a good sal ary ami saving money. line stilt a youth he became his own ' master through his ImltiMry and business anil ity ami embaiked on his own hook In a biHucsH (the manufacture of carved brackets), which grew until It leached a plant worth tflt.'.Oun. Mr. Wenter then Invested In other business Interests uml to-day Is at the head of other Industries that are ex tensive and prosperous. Crunk Wenter Is a man iruiillhcil by tiulnlir-r, education and experience for any olllce In the gift of the people of Cook County or the .date of Illinois, and In M'lectlng Itl nt for president of the Drainage Hoard In the fall election the Democrats have shown wisdom, good taste mid a proper appreciation of faithful party and public services. lliiril'ony nil the question ol cutting net the iiuutlelpil ownership war cty Is the program of the Demo-ratle chiefs or tho county campaign. Next week the fall campaign will be on In full swing. The otcrs will do well to take time by the fordo.-!; and pick out the best candidate for tho various otllces. A vole cast for Daniel G, ltumny means a vote for a capable mid honest Jurist. The fact that municipal owtcrdilp is to cut it i ilgtiro In the fall campaign shows that the DcuociMlIc county cen tral cunmlttce ha a fair Idea as to the lltucss of tilings. Vote for Tr.ink Y enter for Prcsl dent of the Drain igo Hoird. lie has experlenco. ability and a line record for personal and olUelal integrity. Settle the traction question and let us li:te adequate tiro protection for lire and property. Xobo.ly can now claim that our Ju diciary is slothrul. Tlie member. of tho bench have to climb up st.ilr to' IN NONE.' TWELVE PAGES. the eighth or ninth story of a sky scraper every morning to open court. That in ltelf Is a hard day's work. In regarl to gambling Chief Colllm ?ii ai' u h ive made good. Hon. Clarence S. Harrow will prob ably l,e the uet Congressman from the Klglith District. He will make a hpleiidhl representative In the national legislation of the great old banner Democratic dUtiiii. Abolish the llartlson Hoard of Local Improvements. It Is useless, a mil atic". and a positive Injury to the nil iiilu.s.i.itloii of Mayor Dtiutie. Wli. 'i.miiot the heads of t'le city departments perform their witimis du ties without the ridiculous iltth wheel to the uitiith-lp.il coach, yclept the no ii. i oi i.iu-.ii iiii.iiiciiicuis; 325v Major Dunne's determination to re j lire Alderman .Johnnie Tower.s from politic Miows thiiMii' s lu touch with j the sentiments of the people of that ild b inner Democratic wardthe Nineteenth. If for 'nothing else, Chief Collins will have the lasting gratitude of the decent element ol the community ror having put gambling on the uiu. Tho political extinction of Johnnie Powers won't nuiko anybody cry. Vote ror l-Mgar Hronson Tohnnn for Judge. Tho Hart Isoti Hoard of Local Im provements, which Is doing the Dunne administration more Injury than all of Its enemies put together, Is mous ing tlie wrath of tint jieoplo all over Chicago, Hesldents of Webster ave nue am talking of bringing tills board's doing to (lie attention of the grand Jury. On tills street, which N being asphalted by the board's pel, the Har lor As-phalt Company, tlie latter has been permitted lo tear out all of the lurbltig at the street Intersections by "mistake." The people have been us ses. e I for cement curbing, yet thirty feet of tlie street at the corners where concrete gutters aio a necessity, ate not to he itiilshcd, although the tu.v p.!jo:-H will have to pay their full as M'sstuents, it K said that this omis sion Is Intentional in order that the board's pets may hae a chance to eat up a supplemental assessment similar to those levied in other parts of Chi cago. Tho grand Jury will certainly it tve a chance at this hoard before It gets through. Chuili's Weruo will niaUe a bplendld Judgu. THE BESTJFFER YET. Traction Companies Through Their Repre sentatives Propose to Supply All that the People Want In the Line of Transportation, and Ask but Moderate Terms in Return. The Fallacies of the Proposed Municipal Ownership Lin.9 and Referendum Proposi tions Now Thoroughly Understood. The people of Chicago want the ttactlon question settled at once and the Miouer the olllclal of the city real ize that fact the better It will be lor them. The people have grown weary of seeing the traction question ninth- a pciciuilal campal'.'ii Issue for the pur pose of hoisting somebody Into ollbe. and Its tciilcnicnt doggedly ami per !.lti'iitly ohrtrttcted and postponed for that particular ptupise nil I that alone. Tor eight long uml dreary year It has drugget along, and for four term the people have crowned with the civic wtcaih an administration elected upon the platform of settlement of the traction question and which dually went out of olllce leaving It in a more chaotic condition than It round it. mid iippaiently farther than ever fioin tlnil action In the people's Interests. Meantime the traveling public has Mllfcioil. tile business Interests of the city have been seriously Injured, and the prestige In general or Chicago greatly reduced. In the matter of municipal progress Chicago has been put back through this cause alone twenty years behind the times. Now the people have made up their minds that what they want In this dl-ietisslon Is good up-to-date and iho.ip tianspni'tatlon, ami nut politics, theo ries or platforms of parties or Individ ual.. They have suffered long enough through the latter causes, and they are determined that they shall suffer so no longer. Throughout the entire discussion the stieet railway companies Intve shown an honest and earnest desire to meet the deiuands of the people, to treat the city government full ly In a word to Mipply the public needs on th" most advantageous terms to the po pic The proceeding at the last meeting of the council committee on local ttaitsportatloti rurnishes a case In polu;. Through Its able general Col. H. It. Hllsx. the City TIn-miM, tJ ,,l,l. .,P 1.,,J1,t (), u, ii, ui,s. ,iK. city Uallway Company maile an offer to the city which to the average thoughtful and reasonable citizen seems eminently fair. This offer was as follows: "A unlllel system of stieet railways lor the whole lerrltory now covered by the Hues of the Chicago City Hallway Company and the Chicago Union Trac tion Company with through ears be tween the Notth, South and West Slilca, an I a tide between any two points In the tcrtltory for a ."-cent fare, lo immediately rehabilitate Its system substituting the trolley for the cable line ami providing new cais through out similar to the handsome and com- moilloits car on the Indiana avenue Hue, the building of u new system of loops and down town Hues for tlirotuh service, the placing of pavements in uceoidam-e with tho Arnold speclllca tlon. reasonable aii-l lawful snpervls. Inn of the company by the city, and lair compensation to the city. All of this Is ollVicd on the very simple ami proper proposition of a franchise for a reasonable term. The offer also contains tlie proposition of making the attempt to put In an underground trol ley system If tlie city Insists upon It. This offer, while iiiailo through Col. lllls and other repre-entatlvcs of the City Hallway Coinpan.v, was virtually made on bi-hair or both companies, Hie iimleilam)ing being that the (iileai:o Union Traction Company will agree to any terms accepted by tlie Chicago City Hallway Company. If anything falter, more coinpi elicit sire, more reasonably mid carefully de vised In the Intel ests of tlie pulillc than this could bo offered wo have yet to M'e or hear of it. or course a row burking dogs-ln-tlie-manger alderman have queries to make mid objections to urge even to this splendid fair and even generous proposition of the roads, hut tho peo- pie aro on to tho object underlying I these stumbling blocks and, objections, NUMBER 832. iiiimclj. a uoticial bid for notoriety and political capital and not In the inter est of the public. Such city otllclals as adopt this course in the future are likely to Hud out that the popular polity lu regard to the ttactlon question lu this city in tlie future will lie to settle It, not to obstruct mid delay the settlement of It for political campaign purposes. How anylioily can Imagine hotter sonde to the public than that out lined In the offer given below, we can not Imagine. We tin not propose to cuter Into a discussion of the tneilts of municipal ownership ami operation here. A a tlicorj- It I all right, but as to prac tice It can be nothing under tlie mot favorable clicunistani-es but mi e.- pi-ilincnt. It Is all very well to give Judge Dunne ciedlt for doing the hct he can to keep his pledges to the people, tint what tin people leally want hi this regard Is decent transportation, rather Hum pledges, platforms, poll ties or any other side issue. One of the strongest objections urged to Judge Dunne's contract plan I that It would not only fall to give Immediate municipal ownership (bo cause It inerel.v proposes to transfer the Hue from ouo company to mioth ct'i, but It would create for sonic con siderable time to come (If not Iiideli ullelyi mi Intolerable condition of af fairs by running till mile of munici pal double track through a gridiron of Independently owned mid operated track, making transfers mid double fines necessary to hundred's of thou sands of people dally. Tho haidslilps tluit tills would on tall upon the people can easily lie Imagined, and it Is dltllctilt to compre hend what good It' could do. As lor the referendum propositions, these are. of course, also at llrst glance, and considered merely from surface observation, good In theor.v. Hut when we pause to consider the extraordinary condition prevailing as to population, the fact that thousands upon thou sands of illiterates are pouting Into Chicago month after mouth, Immi grants who do not uinlei stand the Hug llsh lan-.-uage, mid that a very largo per cent of even tho best diss of citi zens, nre people so busied lu business unit poisounl affairs that their only ideas of political and municipal af fair ate gathered from u cursory glance at the news columns of news papers that lovllo each other, wo can understand to some slight degree tho Indicium ties and nonsense of submit ting to them Intricate questions of municipal public policy. As wo said at the outset, what iho ptoplo really need Is a satisfactory anil speedy settlement of the traction qi'cstlon. Tlie last and most generous offer of tlie street ear companies would, If ac cepted by tin city council and passed, give the people what they want, set tle a question that has become a bur den and a nuisance to tlie pulillc, and mid Immensely to tho popularity of th administration under which It would In- accomplished. Vote for Daniel G. Hainsiiy for judge, lie I a llrst class lawyer and would mako an uptight uml reliable jurist. Mr. L. W. Kergttsou, western inan nger of tho great Davis Colliery Com pany, Is liked and respected by all who know lilin. Chicago lias no boiler or more useful citizen, nor tho business community n moro respected or popu lar member. Pick out tho men with host records tor the judiciary and voto for thuiu next November. Tho way to settle tho traction ques tion Is to tackle it in earnest mid take action on a reasonable basis, ', '. . i i i