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"INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINOti NEUTRAL IN NONE.' VOLUME XXXIII. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 15)05 TWELVE PAGES. NUMBER 8 10. PLAN A NEW MACHINE. Advisors of City's Chief Executive Ar ranging for a Big Sweep in City Hall. Broom May Be Applied to Many Veteran Followers of Harri son's Fortunes. Hay Produce Big Upheaval in Local Demo cratic Party and Strange Develop ments Next Tear. All Indications mm -mini to u new deal In IiiciiI Democratic, polities and a coup by tin1 followers of Mayor liuiitu'. whlfli limy rcKiilt In u new machine, possibly two machines, and certainly ii clean sweep In tln clly lmll. While Hit' mayor Inn been dropping mil here mill there old-tlnm cogs of tlm Carter II. Harrison mnculm.'. ho Iiiih nut undertaken any such clean sweep or the t'lty lmll mid of tin,' Har rison cohorts as that which Im Iiiih Imm'Ii reported recently to have. In con. Icniplnllon. .Now, however. It Ih hiiIiI tin- broom U tn lie used by the mayor's now nisi clilni' builders In wholesale fiiHlilon In the city hall. According to tile morning paper which Is generally rcgipled an the political. If not personal, organ of .Mayor limine, hero are u few of the place long held by veteran brows ers on the public pastures, eff the Har rison stripe, which are to lie given to the new, while the old will, It Ih hiiIiI, be turned out, to look for pastured new. Holler Inspector. Hillary .SMNJO. Smnko Inspector, salary '''-'.GOO. Secretary of the lire departnieiit. Salary. r-'.oUO. Secretary t'lvll Service Commission. Salary. l.."nii. Siiierliitendeiit of sewers. Salary, Jj'.'.rdiii. I'ish Inspector. Salary, s?:i,r0O. Two memberships in Hoard of Local Improvement). Salary. fl.tHM). Two memberships In Civil Service Commission. Salary. :i,ooo. Twenty-live bridge tenders. Salaries ranging from .film to )f:i,.m Twenty police court clerks. Salary, SI ,1100. Twenty pollcu court ballllTs. Salary, SI.IHM'. Twenty prosecuting attorneys. Sal ary, K7." per month. Hulldlug commissioner. Salary, ,",(1110. Chief assistant building commission er. Salary, swum. City physician. Salary, )?.",()0. Assistant heullli commissioner. Sal ary, f,Mnii (ins Inspector. Salary, !?.'MKH. Three nsslstant corporation counsel ships. Salaries ranging from $2.(10(1 to .S 1.4 N H . Special traction counM-lshlp. Salary, .?."! a day. These are but the mountain peaks of the new machluu building policy, It Is suld. Tin- broom, those who are on the Inside say. will go down In the pre liminary sweeping out deep Into the valleys, ami not a nook or corner in wlil'-h a cob containing a Ilarrlsnu spider will Im left unswept. Taken In connection with other rumors relating to the building up of a Dunne machine and the tearing down of the old Harrison one. this re ported clean Mveep at the city hall Is very slguilicaiit Indeed. II may mean not only a new ma chine with Dunne leaders at the head as the regular organization, but It might also mean two machines within the ranks of Hie Democratic parly with "dyed In the wool" "last ditch" Harrison men In comuiauil. With the election of next fall already looming up, an election of the mint tremendous Importance to the general public as well as to the Democratic, parly, tills condition of affair Is ex tremely Interesting. II menus much, not alone for per sonal ambitious, but for the future of the local Democracy. There are strong men on both sides of this gigantic factional tight, and It will be beyond doubt one of the most dearly dellned In the history of the. party In Chicago. It will be bltter.uncoinpromislugand to a llulsli, If present conditions do not change materially beforo next year's campaign Im fully on, Meantime Mayor Dunne will un doubtedly strengthen hi. position very materially by carrying out his policy of sweeping the barnacles out of the city hall. Thine who are his advisors In this regard, however, will do well to cau tion him against an Indiscriminate uc of Ids besom, for Judging by reports In some of the luoinlug papers It Is not Impossible that men who form some of the strongest supports of the present administration may be includ ed In It. One thing stands out plain and tin mlstakable. Ilnrrlsim's heelers arc doomed. Hon. .lames II. Kckcls, as receiver for the Cnloii Traction Company, has shown his usual spleiidlit ability as Muniiclcr, business man and practical mini of a rfalrs generally. Mr. Kckels has by his Judicious ami careful man agement of traction alValrs brought that problem wltlilu measurable dis tance of solutloil. Cor this as for his many other pub lic services Mr. Kckels lias the con lldcucc, support and gratitude of the people. Settle the traction ipiestlou and give the people a good ride ami a much needed rest. Mayor Diimie could undoubtedly make a worse move than choosing Hubert K. Hitrke for his political mali nger. Hubert Hcdlleld miule a line record In the city's law department, ami his retirement from It means a distinct loss to the taxpayers and the public. Let us hope that the new Charter Committee will not put the city of Chicago Into a more hopeless mess and mire than that created by the Muucljial Ownership craze. There Is so much of the Intolerable slang nowadays about taking "tlm lid" off and putting "tho lid" on in munic ipal affairs that one Is forced to the conclusion that the political pot Is al ways boiling. South Water street should tin cleared of all obstructions. It Is a thoroughfare and not a maiket place. It is pleasing to note Hint the city council considers tlm comfort of the members of the lire department worthy of some consideration. The sum of $.",1:1 id has been set aside for the Improvement of the furniture and bedding at the engine houses. The amendment to tlm city c.mlo re luting to proposals for public, work, Improvements and city supplies, sub mitted to the last council meeting is another strong and well deserved blow at grafting In the city hall, It Is to be hoped the suggestion may he adopt ed. Commissioner of Public Works I'at tersou has tackled the garbage ipies tlou. If he handles It with his usual thoroughness, vim and vigor, the peo ple may look for a big reform In this very important feature of the munic ipal hcrvlce, Whether Hubert K. Hurke Is to be once more Democratic, leader or not, Ills record will always stand for abil ity as an organizer, astuteness us a political leader and adviser and lldel Ity to friends and to party principles. It Is said that .lames Hussell, u well known newspaper man, has been slated for the secretaryship of tlm Civil Service Hoard, rendered vcant by tho death of Timothy J. Corcoran, Mr. Hussell Is the sou of the late Mar tin KiihhcII, who was one of Chica go's greatest newspaper men. Mr. Hussell has followed worthily In the footsteps of his respected father, and his appointment to the Civil Service Hoard Secretaryship would please everybody. Should Comptroller I.awience K. Me dium be retired,' as rumor has it, the city will lose the services of one of the most valuable olllclals It has ever had. In the voluntary retirement of Hon. lua It, Carter from tlm Drainage Hoard the public loses the services of an honest ami valuable olllclal. The last session of tile city council was one of tlm busiest in Its history. The council last Monday went Into the International business and took a fall out of Hiissla. NInely-llvo per cent of tlm Harrison following was put In olllcn by Hob ert K. Hitrke. All tlm Harrison lead ers wero discovered by Ilnrko and tlm only magnetic, power possessed by these Harrison leaders has been the pay roll. No effort to establish a Hepubllcau machine In Cook County In opposition to (ioveruor Deueen can be success ful. Tlm governor has tho support of the strongest leaders as well as tlm rank and lile of 'the parly, and the public In general. The Harrison city hall gang must go. This will save the taxpayers some money, The Harrison grafters must got out. Illiiky I link, the Klrst ward Har rison lender, gave the Dunne ticket the knife on election day. Mayor Dunne U not paid for allow ing John M. Krlcksou's electric ban ner to cover two streets. The pension roll will not bo t.o large when the Harrison grafters go. What alderman stands In with the Krlckson graft? North Side business' men will bring tlm Krlckson matter before the grand Jury. Tim four-year term for mayor was smuggled through at the late election to belli Harrison, whom three news paper proprietors and several yellow kids favor for mayor In 100". Hnrrl- uiiruij ji i ui leiiH.. ' ROBERT E. BURKE, Ths New and Able Leader of the City Hall rcy sou Is a thing of the p,i"t In Chicago, newspaper proprietors and yellow kids to the contrary, notwithstanding. The city would nut allow the Chi cago American to string an electric banner across state street. Yet elec trician Carroll permits Joint M, Uriel; son to string an electric banner over Division street and Clyboiirn avenue. Hubert K. Hurke, It Is said, Is to be Installed as the leader of the city ad ministration whig of the local Demo cratic party. If there Is any chance of placing that party on the high plaim of success and organled elllclency, Hubert K. Ilurke Is the man for the opportunity. He has done more for the Democratic party and organized victory after victory for It than any other man In Its history. Tim fact that friends to whom he had been all his life loyal and true and for whoso political fortunes he had done much, turned upon him In his hour of adver sity and that those who should have been his most faithful supporters sid ed with his enemies and opponents In the cll'nrt to force him Into retirement finni political life, docs not detract an Iota from Ills well earned reputa tion as the shrewdest, most capable and resourceful leader the Democratic parly of Chicago ami Cook County lm ever had. If Mayor Dunne and his friends want to build up an organization that will bo perfect, enduring and capable of achievement, they can do nothing better than to entrust the work to the hands of Hubert K, Hurke if he should be willing to assume It, What Is pie for the Harrison gang Is "graft" for other people. Hotiuce the Harrison gang; Dunne, and all w III be forgiven, The -htimku department should he cleaned out. Health Commissioner Whelnn Is rigid In Insisting upon Iron draluag pipes In all buildings. Tile pipes for drainage means an epidemic of typhoid. The llle pipe trust claims to have lullueiiecil the city council In favor of typhoid fever and against iron drainage pipes, , The city council should heed Health Commissioner Wlielan's advice u ml not substitute tile drainage pipes for Iron ones. The electric sign business should tie Investigated. When one man, like John M. Krlckson, Is permitted to use a whole street for advertising pur- . Forces. poses. In violation of the law. It N time for the people to rle up In pro tes,. The Democrats tlgiire on carrying Conk County by llfly thousand major ity In tlHiil on an autl-gralt platform. .lamc-t s, Hopkins has made an ex cellent leeoiil as a muster In chancery. He Is able, painstaking and reliable. As a lawyer lie has no superior at the Cook County bar. HarrNou expects to be iiomluateil for mayor In UmiT. He stands as .'oh I a show of election as n powdvr house In hell would have of pulling mil the the. Harrison II, weeued 0111 evcr.v frlcinl of his father's In the city hall. It Is only right that Mayor Dunne should weed all of the II, bums Hint are hold lug over. Clean out the city hall, Mayor Dunne, ami they can't bent you at the poll, Willi ' J lie Unifiers' rulou "lews alarm" the threat of Mayor Duma to lire the Harrison bums. If Mayor Dunne tiros the lluri l-mi buni.s, taxpayers need have no fear of a padded pension roll. Twenty-second Ward business men are up In arms over the special privi leges granted to John M. Krlckson. How much does John M, Krlckson pay for the use of Division street and Clyhoiiiu avenue for advertising pur pose? WI10 does he pay It to? There Is more p-nft In Chicago to day than there ever was. Turn the Haii'lsou gang out! Mayor Dunne can never lie a real leader until he throws the Harrison crowd out. This gang represent all the smells of past lulmlulstiatloiis from rotten smoke coiimiiiicis to plain gat bage Kraft. Harrison's heelers Imvo got to mi. The ua mo of each and every one of them I on the list and the snickersnee of Dunne will bo busy from now on. In the list of city hall barnacles mentioned elsewheio lis being doomed lo be scraped oil' ami sent to the bot tom of the sea, there are mentioned only the larger specimens of the spe cie, There me thousands uf other that 1110 hilled by the wholesale for the same distinction, We shall euum irate these later. FOR FAIR TRACTION. Immediate Municipal Ownership Expires in the City Council ---A Mournful Wake the Result. City Railway and Union Traction Companies' Fair Offer Pleases the Public. Delay and Demagogy Won't Go Settle the Traction Question Now the Popular Demand. There Is no longer any hope for u continuance of the faillnui of Imme diate municipal ownership uf street railways In the city council. It his been shown conclusively that the clly council Is determined to settle the ipie tloii Its own way and that Is In con formity with the wishes ami dcdrcs of the constituent)) of the varloti mem bers of It. The people want rapid transit, they want 11 reasonable car fate ami trans fer system mid Ihey want u rest If possible from the apparently Intermin able discussion of the subject. The "city plan" nicssjige of th" mayor was the last effort of the chief executive of the city to wilt and fall by the wa.Vflde. The fate of this ine sage was that of some others, and like Hint which overtook the others It was merited. I We do not wish to. be understood as ipiestionlug the honesty, personal iutcurlty, or the earnest desire of .Mayor Dunne to do the best he can for the people according to his lights, but we do claim that his efforts thus far In repird to the settlement of the trac tion plows that he looks at it tlirotn:h strange spectacles. Kvlilently the mayor, for one thing, regards the trac tion question as something that he Is bound to deliver to the public upon the basis of an Impossible promise, and having delivered it in that way, like a foundling at a door step, nui away and leave the people to handle It us best Ihey can, Any old way to give the people the ownership of the street car system even though It weie to leave them then to dandle a white elephant on their hands, evidently would please the con sciences of the niayoiV political ml- VlslltS, The point In tills connection, how ever, Is that 110 surer method could be adopted of destroying the future polit ical ambitious of the mayor ami his lieutenants than to baud the public a gold brlcU of this Mud. As we have said the people want de cent ami expeditious street car serv ice. They want what has been oifered them by the City Hallway and I'ulou Traction Companies, tlm glt of which has been published In the columns of "''" '""' "ll"'1' newspapers. Ulloll II lev liae seem oil tills t ln-v 1 will be ill 11 mood lo consider the wa.xs and means of sccurlm: municipal own ership of these and other public utili ties in a reasonable, rational and prim Ileal way, The Chicago city Hallway Company Is deserving of public support In Its effort to bring this long drawn out and proiltlcss discussion to a close. It has met the represculiitiws of the city In the council, the transporta tion committee and elsewhere In a sphlt of fair play, concession and evi dent honesty of Intention to do the host that can be done In (lie premises itud the conditions that has won Hie I approval of the enilie public. 1 It bits through Its eminent counsel, , Col. K, It, llliss, iiiiule Its icply to 1 every iutcriogallou made by the rep I rc.scututlvcs of the people In tile coun cil, and the iccords of Urn council show Ihut lhe.se answers have been and aro satisfactory to the people, At the last meeting of the city coun cil 11 Until clfort of .Mayor Dunne to lurlher dilly-dally wllh the traction business b.v Hut Introduction of a new hobby-horse was simply swept aside. This jiiau was known as the major's "clly plan" for municipal ownership. It did not by any means mean 'im medlale municipal ownership," -w M Idea Is dead. That .Mayor Dunne himself has seen the utter Impossibility of Dm city es tablishing what Is known as Imme diate municipal ownership Is shown by his message and accompanying ordinance to the city council and that the city council, obeying tlm demands and complying wllh the sentiments of the general public, by promptly refer- ring the mayor's message and onil nance to the iippioprlate committee In stead of adopting the one and passing the other shows conclusively that In the minds of the overwhelming ma jority of (be people Mayor Dunne's fads ure faded and gone. Kvldeiilly. It Is now the duly of the city council to take, up and act upon the reasonable, fair and even generous otVers of both the City Hallway and the 1'iilon Traction Companies. The winter Is at hand mid owing to the delays and dilly-dallying caus ed by dcinagoges and political wire pullers. It Is hardly probable that the people can he relieved from the hard ships. Inconveniences and sitirerhigs caused by present conditions, but it is certain thai the council by at once entering into sane and reasonable ne gotiations with the companies can get. befote the bitter heart of winter has been reached, some measure of relief for the people and by keeping on In that course give to Chicago an up-lo-dale perfect street car system, com pleted In appointment and In detail before another year has rolled by. This would mean Immcdlntn muni cipal Improvement, ami that Is what the people want. The various oiliecs In the city hall are tilled with Incompetents. The sooner .Mayor Dunne cleans them till out the better It will be Tor the public anil for himself A Harrison heeler was never known to be any good for anyone but him self and the majority of them ure u disgrace to themselves and to human ity. Hobcrl K. Hurke picked up Harrison by the nape of the neck and made him mayor In tM7. That Is the worst ihlim that people con suy about Ilurke, Ami yet the only enemies he has ure the Harrison liigrates. Hobcrl It. McCorinlck will get niter the l.ockport work as soon as he takes ills seat on the Drainage Hoard. .loh 11 I'. Hopkins Is u wonderful or ganizer and with a Democratic Legis lature. Which Is one of till) possibili ties of UlllU, he will be a I'lllled States Senator Two-thirds of the llairlsou men in the city hull are said lo have gotten their places through fraudulent Civil Service examinations, In tho Interest of Civil Service reform they should be bounced by Mayor Dunne. Itleliaul .1. Hun ami W. C II, Kcogh are being pushed by their friends for Judges of the municipal comt. People thought that Dunne wus go lug to Keep the Harrison gang In for. ever. This Iccllug lost him many fi lends. The typhoid trust Is for tile drainage pipes. It Is all right to say, do not ills lurb the Harrison civil service ap pointees, that s f they could iinswcr the iiiesllon how did they get there? Mr. l-'reii m. Hlount, tho well known banket, liitlucuilal Hepubllcau leader uuil public spirited citizen, stands high In the estimation of the people of Chi cago, He has rendered the public excellent service as treasurer of the West I'nrk Hoard, treasurer of the Drainage Hoard and In other capaci ties, As an active participant In He publlcau poll lies Im Is properly re garded as one of the most lutluenttal and respected' leaders of his party. In the business world ho stands In the front rank.