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tf-4 JVSfiS "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL IN NONE." VOLUME XXXIII. CHICAGO, 8ATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1905. TWELVE PAGES. NUMBER 839. j&IOlWVWf&CM" THE PEOPLE FOOLED. The Mayor's Term Extended from Two to Four Years by a Base Subterfuge. No Mention of the Proposition Was Made Anywhere on the Ballot. Whoever Was Behind This Rotten Scheme Will Hear from the People Some Day. Tim extending of tin' mayor's lerm from two tit four years was accom plished nt the pulls on Tuesday. Hut It wild accomplished by tlu most bari-ruecd trickery over attempt ed nt n Chicago election. Olltslllc Of SOUIO of tin editors of wiinc or tlu dully papers, unit some dcep-dycd vllliiln us ypt under cover, no one In Chicago was In favor of till Olltt'llUI'lIlN ScllCIUO. Tin; oillelul linllut lion no reference to It. The nornrloiis plan was hidden under a Htuteincut on the "little bal lot" Hint iiii'tiirlcil to "aineml an act relating to cities ami villages." Many people believed Hint this was the new charter talkeit of ho timcli Ity our reform newspaper tmu-i'iits. They ilareil nut mtbmjt the propnsl Hon clearly to the people. The people do 'not want a four year term roi mayor of Chicago. They want to approve or dlsap prove of a inuynf every two year ill the longest. lint the refonn newspaper tom-piilit and the ancient order of hams, whit appear to be running Chicago Just now. fooled the people. The people will fool t hem before I hey K''t through. Mayor Dunne ban probably all he wants of lining np the council. Tha council I on record and the public. If not the mayor U satisfied ihnt It means to and can nettle the miction iiueMloii without much further delay. .lolui M. Erlckson, who keep a "tore nt. the corner of Division street and t'lyboiirn avenue, has been per mitted to erect an electric yslgu clear across the street at the Intersection named. TliW Is In violation of the law and Is absolutely without an excuse. Tim Eagle him heard complaints with--out number about the favoritism lmwu to Erlckson In this matter. No other North Side merchant ,1s given auy such privilege. If It Is a matter of Kraft it should be Investigated. If it Is not a matter of Kraft it should be Investigated also. Special privileges to a tiw at the expense of I lie. many are played out In Chicago. What alderman stands In with John M. ErlcksDii on that electrical sign across the whole street at Division street and Clyhntirn avenue' If John M, Erlckson has a right to inn an electric sign clear across Divi sion street and Clybourn avenue, ever other business man should have the same right. John M. Erlckson's electric sign Kraft must go. How about the John M. HilekMin electric light graft, Commissioner Pat tertniu'r 1'lcU nut the best men for muiih'l pal court Judges, President Hrundage, of the County Hoard, Is giving great satisfaction to the people. Whiskers Lewis Is u walking exam ple of a hair's breadth escape. John 1 itopkltiH never went back mi u friend, lie would make a good United States Senator. Now for tho election or sheriff, county treasurer, county clerk, Pro bate clerk, Criminal Court i-lurk, preHl dent of the Opuiity Hoard, fifteen coun ty commissioners, twenty-oltflit muni cipal court Judges, ten State Senators, thirty-live repieentallves. ten Con gressmen, ten members of the State Hoard of Kiiuallxatloii. one member of the Ilo.ird of Hovlow, two members of the Hoard of AssosHors. one Statu treasurer ami thirty-live aldermen, all of which takes place In limit. Albert .1. Hopkins Is making an lilt- Ideal I'ulted States Senator from nols. That Erleksnn electric banner across Division street and Clyhntirn avenue Is a sad reflection on the city govern incut. .litmus S. Hopkins splendid Judge. would make a The law petitioning the city hall employes Is a llltlugseiUel to the Civil Service humbug. It Is generally believed that Tiro Marshal Campion will not resign on the llrst of .limitary. Whiskers Lewis. Addison lllakeley mid V. Ham Perkins are talked of as municipal ownership candidates for Congress on the North Side. V. Ham. I'erklns, .1, Ham. Lewis and A. Ilnnu lllakeley have muiikl pul ownership where tlicy want It -In their soup. (i. Ham. Strwtcr Is opposcil to municipal ownership on the lake front. He wants it himself. All the Hams arc Muulclpal Ownership. for Immediate Windy .leuketis Is a strong advocate of V. Ham. Perkins for Congress on Uie North Side. Tim preachers seem determined to make Mayor Dunne isipuliir In spite of iilioself. Their abuse of Ills honor for nut closing the saloons, on Sun day Is booming bis Mock politically. The law providing for pensions for city employes should be repealed. Policemen and llremeu who risk their llvi's for the public should be pen sioned. Hut political employe. who take city Jobs, because they are easier than other Jobs, should not. Uotwcou "forest preserve" parks and pension for political bunts, the Chicago taxpayer has a sad prospect ahead of him. Dr. T. Ham Itellly of Department Is talked of on the I. M. O. ticket. the for Health coroner President John M, (touch, of the Union Traction Company, Is one of the ablest street railroad men In the United Slutes and if the city council gives blm a chance -he Will give the jKoplo the best service In the eoiin u.v. The only way to make the new municipal courts a success Is tit nomi nate, none but the best men for the bench, Tim City .Health Department will stand u pretty good dialling up, m far as the milk inspection bureau Is con cerned. Oport'e M. to elect to Hoyd Is the kind of map the municipal court. It will bo hard to get sensible men, who value their lives, to run for mayor of Chicago under tho four-yenr tenure, Tho two-year limit wus a life saver. No matter how the public hated a man, the biennial election either evicted him or reinstated him in the good graces of the people. Now It will be hell and repeal for the lie cmiibeiii. Adolph Moses, whoso sudden death occurred at Ashevllle, N. C, Monday, was one of the ablest lawyers and one of tun best citizens that Chicago ever hud.. Tho cowanlly and contemptible at tempt of a few newspaper proprietors to beat Judge Wlllard M. McEvven. met with a withering rebuke at the polls on Tuesday. Judge McEvven Is an honor to tho bench and the people appreciate tJjo fact. John I1. Stewart, as he Eagle pre- dieted, won out, handily tleth Ward, llu will aldermau. In the T wen make a good (ioveruor Denccu would make a .-plendid United Stales Senator him self, If he would consent to become a candidate for tho place, lie would maki) ii better candidate for President and wlni t Is more, lie would be elected. Senator A. C. Clark has the con tldeiieu of the people, lie would make a Hue county treasurer, Judge Marcus Kavanagh's vote wan a remarkable tribute to u worthy man. Tim defeat of 1'rank Welder was due to Democratic apathy, and unfair treatment by a certain section of the dally prcfs. If Hubert It. McCorinlck makes u good a record as president of tho Drainage Hoard as he has as alder man the public will be well satisfied. The voting machine was proved to be a success by tho lest of last Tues day's election. It will probably n Hult in tJielr Immediate adoption nt nil future elections. Thomas ,1. Webb led his ticket lu the race for drainage trustee and lu the city ('111110 within live votes of lut ing elected. The country towns, how- over, put blm several thousand votes behind, but the splendid support given him by his fellow citizens lu Chicago proves that his lino record as a mem ber of the Drainage Hoard Is appre ciated, The election or Aldermen McCor inlck and Eldmauu us members of the Hoard of Sanitary Trustees, creates a double vacancy In the city couucll that must be filled by tho people next IHHilHHHHHHPSf lM i,iHk JtiaK j jBBBBkBBBBBI BBBBBBBBBBBW''3HjBBBBBBBV BB. BBBBBBBBBBl 4ttr .BBBBBBjW JAMES H. ECKELS, Leading Financier and Public Spirited Citizen, spring and vacancies on two Important council committees that must be tilled at once by appointment by Mayor Dunne. ' It Is a certainty that some of the little ballot propooltlou were carried on account of their ambiguous word luu'. II tJie propotltlon to lucrcaxc the term of tlte mayor of Chicago from two to four years had been cleaily Muted It would have been overwhelm I Ugly defeated. I'leshlciit II. A. Uckhart. of the West Park Hoard. N naturally gratl lied over tho passage of the two prop ositions giving the board authority to Wile sl'.OOO.iiimi for the improvement mid maintenance of the entire park system and .(.inki.ihmi for the cMnii llshiueut of small parks. This places at the dlcpoal of an lionet public body and under the Jurisdiction of an honest and able president, a large sum of mouey which will be surely ex pended for the beuellt of the people. Now Dial tha election N oer the traction question should bo taken up iud settled by the city council. There Is uo further pnsslng need for any more muulclpal owuci-Hhlp bimcouibe Just now. That was a bail black eye the for est preserve proposition received last Tuerday Everybody Is glad to learn that Judge Tuley, who has been III, Is rapidly recovering. Mayor Dunne n.ts been indorsed by the young People's Christian Temper ance Union. He Is lu luck If this doenn't si;tth him. The present city administration seems to bo crumbling faster than the old county building under the vigor ous picks and derricks of the wreck trs. What's the matter with Hie city administration, any way V If the public is denied the services of Hon. Charles Werno on the bend!. It can congratulate Itself that It will still have them lu the city couucll. Little (1. It. McCTcllun is out of the Presidential race, anyway. Adoll Hergmap will make an able and houest sanitary trustee, The lax payers may congratulate themselves upon his election. The result of tint twentieth Ward election for alderman shows that the people are sick and tired of munici pal ownership twaddle, Mr. Stewart, the succesxfiil candidate, ran on a platform sipi.irely opposed to this par ticular fad mid de tea ted Ids opponent two to one. Claieuee S. Dai'l'ow should nave been liliule Corporation Counsel. He has the hralus, the ability and the ex perience for the place. Hut Mayo limine preferred Whiskers, mid there Is halr-ou his administration. Charles W, Andrews Is one of I he lie-t-IIUed Itepubllcails In Chicago, Mr. Iteriini'd J. Mullaucy, the able manager of It. It. .McCormlik's ciiiu p.ilgu. Is receiving congratulations. The Municipal uwtier proved fatal In Chicago, lllp pblfoioi No other 'merchant l pel milted lo string an elcetile sign across a puhll street. Wheie. then, does John M, r.ilckson get the privilege? The miiulclp.il eoiir,' let, which has been adopted by the voters of Clilcn go, contain- Important provisions, not the least being the fact that It will put an cud to the constable business, Twem-seeu of the Judges will re ceive a salary of .siI.ikiii a year each, while salary the of chief .7,."nt Justice will have a I a year. Hearst gave Tammany the fright of Its life last Tuesday. Tho recount lm j calls for may put It out of business ' peruiaui'Utl.v. Major Edgar II. Tolmaii may well feel proud over the splendid vote cast for blm for Judge, It proves that the people appreciate Ills line lecord as soldier, cltl.en and lawyer. Hepubllcun leaders nre already fig uring upon a mayoralty candidate for UN)' ami the name of John 1 Smulskl looms up prominently. Ho would make about the strongest candidate they could choose. William II. linker's re-election to the Drainage Hoard .was a compliment which ho richly deserved at tho hands of the people. Meriltt W. Pinckney will add to the dignity and legal prestige of the Clr ( nil Court bench. DaulcJ !. Itamsay made a magnifi cent run. Tho Eaglo congratulates this able lawyer upon his line show ing at the polls, (liven morn favor able condition he could not have been beaten. FAIR OFFERJO CITY. Union Traction Company Concedes All Demands Made in Behalf of the General Public. All It Asks in Return Is a Fran chise for a Reasonable Term. Receiver Eckels and President Roach Deserve the People's Fullest Thanks for Their Efforts. The Union Traction Company do m rves well of the people of Chicago, and lu the handling and dNcuslou of the traction franchise ipicstloii tin1 city council should, bear this fact lu mind. Under great dllllctiltlcs this com pany has gone ahead and given the people the host service in It5 power. Even now when u faction lu the city council mid the executive head of the city administration nie refusing to consider even the granting of a fran chise of u few years, the Union Trac tion Company slnmN ready to put Im provements lu Us service that would be of great benellt to the public, ami take chances upon whether It will ever be able to reimburse Itself. It will not It" denied that dm lug the years the north and west side street car companies were protected by fair ami reasonable franchises the Improvement in the service of these roads was steady, progressive and rapid. The evolution frou the old horse car system with Its uc'couipauylng In conveniences, hardships ami sufferings to the people Is within the reach of the memory of the young men m' me present generation. The Improvement and the piogress would have been kept up to the pres ent day and the people would now bo enjoying llrst-class up-to-date street car service had the traction companies lecclved anything like decent treat ment at the hands of the city admin istrations of the past eight or nine .vearsV As we have -aid. even now under all the ailvcrc and disheartening clr i unistaiices surrounding them the Union Traction nie willing to make great and much needed Improve ments. They have, for Instance, slg iiltlcd their willingness to put In down town trolley loops titid to substitute electricity for tile aiilbiuateil cable, but for some extraordinary and ap parently Inexplicable reason the city administration refuses the permit. Other temporary Improvements have been olVered fl'ciplelltly but have been as frequently refused. Those who ute responsible for tills l delay mid coiiseiptent hardships upon i the public will have to give ail Ac counting for It to the people at the ' polls in the near future. ! Under the able maiiau'euicut of James II. Eckels the I elver of the company and of President John M. Ito.ieh, there has been shown every disposition slllie tills discussion II Tom to treat the public I'alrl.v. and to con icile every reasonable and practicable demand made upon theiu. Indeed at the latest meeting of the council committee on transportation the Piilon Traction Conip.iu.v agreed to every proposition put forward by the committee and the council as a whole. Could anything be fairer than the following feature-, which 1m couialiicd In the oiliy of the company in re turn for a twenty-year fruiiehlso: All righU Including the iilueiy-ulne year claim to end with the twenty ,vear term. CiuupciisMtlnu to the city o, ;i per cent of the company' gross iccclpts for the ilrsl three years, ." per cent for the next two years, 7 per cent for the next ten .vein's and in per cent for I he last live years. Clly license fees and all franchise taxes to be deducted from the com pensation. I'lvoceiit tare with transfers be tween the North. West and South Side north of U'tli street. Through cars as proposed by tho Chicago Clly Hallway Company, over head trolley outsldo of the down-town district and underground trolley lu that district if required and shown satisfactory lu a tesl. (icncral reconstruct Ion of the property. Ilondliolder.s to lu puhl out of pur chase price If tae city buyn the lines. Tunnels under the Chicago Itlver to be lowered by the companies at their expense. These mo hut the leading features of the Union Traction Company's of ler. The details aru also full of Impor tant and generous offer, such as the expenditure of large sums or money hi putting lu new rolling slock com prising cars or the most comfortable and handsome construction, provisions for the healing and tin overcrowding of ears ami the comfort or the pas sengers generally, removal or snow fioiu nil streets along which the right r way runs, the paving or the Htreet mid the sprinkling or the same be tween the tracks, the Installation or the grooved rail for tin. protection of tin1 pavements and many other prop osliloiis of a eon i pa ra lively minor chanictpr. This offer Is the outcome or careful study on tin1 part of Hon, James II. Eckels, who In his capacity as re ceiver has displayed that executive ability and business genius that have rendered him fatuous throughout the commercial and political world. In this work he lias been ably s muled by President John M. Itoaeh, a man who has risen to the top rank of Hie otllclals of tills corporation by Integrity, Industry and sterling busi ness ipmllty. lu the work which these gentlemen liue been doing they luivo displayed not alone a commendable deslns to bring n long drawn out, tedious and almost disastrous discussion to a suits laetory close, hut also a strong ills position to accomplish this lu Ithe way best calculated to Irmefil of the general public. Should the council see tit to co-operate with them, they will be doing much tor the building up or the North and West Shies, tho Im provement of business and the en hancement of properly vultics in both these divisions, It Is the duty of all good cltl'.cns to give to Mr. i.ckels and Mr. Itiuch t licit moral siippoit In this laudable offnil. It Is thedill.v of the people to see to It that their representatives In the city ioiiucII shall do tho same, and to bring to book sternly and promptly all of tliee latter who refuse to do so. Let us hope that the defeat of the old bos-cs (If they are defeated i will not merely have the effect of giving the people a lot of Hew ones. l.vei.v candidate that Tho Eagle sup ported ran ahead of his ticket. .Inn II Carler, tho letlrlng presl dent of the Hoard of Drainage Trus lees, i,m made a record as u citizen and an otlielal that Is without a Haw lu Id lellreiueiil the public suffers a distinct loss, as his effort have always been lu the Interests of the taxpayers. We feel sorry for Dunne. Ho is an honest man and a good man person ally. Hut long haired Anarchists nul professional Chaws lu his entourage have destroyed him politically. One of the first things the council ought lo do when It reconvenes is to lake up iho two platoon system and pass nu ordinance making it general throughout the entire lire department. The Eagle feels highly coiuplliueul ed over the way lis reading matter Is stolen and reprinted without credit. Hut It feels sorry that the able editors who steal It eaiinnt give It n wider circulation than they do. As the Eagle reaches Its readers at least twenty four hours earlier limn tho principal pm Inlnnis, tho thefts are easily iceog-nixed. hMfSdit&AJl im itt?o.V "i,t',.