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"INDtPINDINT IN ALL THING MUTUAL IN NONK," VOLUME XXXIV. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 1906. TWELVE PAOE8. NUMBBR 872.rr. rr"y- SMULSKI TO LEAD. Popular Republican tola Namod for Stato Troaturor Ntxt Fill. WILL NAME STRONG TICKET. Thi Only Wtak Print Stimt to Nimlnai far Ctunty TrtMUfar. Tho Republican organization baa practically decided upon tho nomination of tho following ticket: Stnto Treiisurer John F. Bmutskl. Sheriff Christopher Strawhelin. Couuty Treasurer John It. Tbomp on. County Clerk Joseph F. Haas. County Judge Lewis Ulnakcr.' Probate Clerk Thomas J. Dixon. l'robato Judgo Judgo Charles 8. Cutting. County Buiwrlntendcnt of Schools A. F. Nlirhtlmriile. As the oflleu of Circuit Court Clerk Is for an unexpired term, tho nomination can bo uiado by tho Count) Central Committee, but the naming probably will bo done by tho convention. Tho other offices ami tho men who have practically been decided upon as en titled to tlie organization itupport nro: President of tho County Board Ed ward J. Hruiidngc. Hoard of Review Fred W. Upham. Chief Justice Municipal Courts Har ry Olson. Drainage Hoard Momltors Adolph Bergnmu, Edward I. Wllllum and Ed ward R. Lltzlngcr. Chief Clerk 'Municipal Courts Chas. W. Peters or Goorgo 8. Woods. Criminal Court Clerk (A Hyde Park man.) Hoard of Assessors August Miller and a Dcneen follower. Tbo Democratic Harmony Committee held two meetings durlug the week, one on Tuesday and tho other on Wednes day. Tho principal tusk accomplished by tbo committee was tbo adoption of a resolution, prcscuted by Roger C. Sul Uvnu, recommending that tbo names of four candidates for Sheriff James J. Gray, John E. Trucger, Harry It. Gib bona and Adrian C. Alison 1k summit ted to tho party primaries, with the un derstanding that tho one securing tho plurality veto bo nominated lit tho con vention. J It was expected that tho commltteo would frame up a slate at one of tho meetings, but on account of tho number of men running for tho different otlices no action was taken. Charles V, Uunthcr was moutloncd for State Treasurer. Lawrence J. Coffey has announced himself us a candidate for County Clerk, and former Judge Philip Stein was ndded by tbo committee to the ell .glides for County Judge. The candidates from which tbo slate will be selected are as follows : County Treasurer Ernost Hummel. Sheriff City Clerk A. C. Aiisou, John FlUpatrlck, James MeAudrews, Junies J. Gray or Hurry It Gibbons, County Clerk George L. MeConnell or.L. J. Coffey, County Judge Rolert Rcdfleld, Mu clay Iloyuo, J. O. Grossborg, M. L. Me Kluley, Charles II. Mitchell, John J. Co burn, or Philip Stein. Probate Judge Meyer Emrlch, PJill lp Stein, E. N. Zollue, Joliatui Wungo, William Rltchlo or Martin Gridley. Probate Clerk M. B. Maher, D. J. Jiguii, John C. Werdell, Charles J. Iloyd, William F. Ryan or John W. Farley. Circuit Clerk Joint Uudllnger, Will lam Krucgcr, 'Charles C. Ciuo, John A. Ploucr or Charles F, Healy. County Superintendent of Schools W. W. Speurs or (1. C. Grllllth. If Mayor Duuiiu doe not reappoint Joseph Errant president of tho Civil Service Commission, Frank Wentor Is unld to bo slated for tho position. No better man could bo appointed. There Is n repart going around to the effect that no Justices of the Peace will bo nominated for 'Municipal Judgo. Whether tho report Is a plpo droam of Homo wrltor on n dally puper or comes straight from tho front wo dou't know. Hut wo do know this, and that. Is that tho party tliut falls to nominate able, popular men Just boeauso they aro Jus tices of the Peuco will bo snowed under ooxt full. Justices like Richardson, Chott, Rotb, Cavorly, Prlndlvlllo, Foster, Sabutb, Eb crburdt, Mayer, Fitzgerald, Dooloy, Ko lioo und Callahan bavo served tho peo ple well. Many others can also be named. Thcso men aro able, strong and popular, well qualified to tit so tfee Municipal Court Bench. It don't mm possible that cither the Republican or Democratic parties will pans up good men who have nerved the lieople so well. If they do they will soon find their mistake. Mayor Dunne showed excellent Judg ment when he apimlnted P. J. Murray Food Inspector. Mr. Murray Is well fit ted for that Important position. The statement made by some Insur ance men that because Campion was removed a million dollars wan lost U a ttno slur at the Chicago Fire Depart ment, of which there Is no equal In, the world. Mayor Dunne bit the nail on tho head when ho snld "them Insurance men had better go to San Francisco and pay their Just debts, and when they could conio back here with a clean bill of health It would be time to criticise me." Mayor Dunne 1 to be congratulated for not bowing to a clique of men whopo only object Is to soak tbo peoplo of Chicago by raising tho flro rate. And when they talk about losing million dollars Just because a flro chief was removed, they aro only talking tommyrot. Chairman Carey has added two moro names to the harmony committee. Thomas J. Dawsoit and N. S. Hudsbau have lecn appointed, wlijcli Increases the membership to thlrty-llve. Senators Cullom ond Hopkins reach ed mi agreement with President Roose velt Wednesday concerning Chicago's Federal patronage and the following nomination were sent to tho Senato Thursday morning: For Collector of Customs John Ames. For United States District Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Edwin W. Sims. For United State Marshal for the Northern District of Illinois Luman T. Hoy. For Assistant United States Treas urer William Holdenweck. For Pension Agent Charles Hour. For Appraiser Thos. G. O'Shuugh nessy. Holdenweck's was tho last name agreed upon. His appointment was urged by Sheriff Peaso and ho was ac cepted by tho Senators after numerous conferences. An order In contempt of court, which might for n tlmo rob Chicago of Its mayor, paralyse a branch of tho Unit ed States Circuit Court und deprive a great railroad system and a big bank of their executive heads was Issued by Judgo Theodore Hrciituno In tho Su ltrier Court. Mayor Dunne, Judgo Petor S. Grosscup. President Marvin Hughltt of tho Chicago & Northwestern Rail way und President John J. Mitchell of tho Illinois Trust and Savings Bank aro among those ordered by Judgo Ureutano to snow causo why they should not be held in contempt of court for planning the erection of the John Crerar library building on Chicago's lake front. They have twenty days to answer to the Judge on the complaint of A. Mont gomery Wurd. Not only Is there a pos sibility of hostile action against tho men named and their colleagues In tbo management of tho Crerar library proj ect, but the commissioners of tho South Park system must also respond lit court to avoid punishment. Judgo Hrciitauo's order, It Is predicted, will bring prompt apologies, diplomatic ne gotiations with tho court and an cud of tho project of erecting tho $1,000, 000 library building on tho lake front. Replying to a number of questions submitted oit lust Mouday, Attorney General Stead has pussed upon several provisions of tbo new primary election law. Hrletly stated, tbo Attorney Gen eral holds: That u delegato ticket w hleh contains tbo names of more than tho requisite number of delegates to n convention with Instructions to a voter to vote for tho requlslto num ber will not bo In conformity with tho law ; that the printing of the name of a candidate for precinct committeeman on a delegato ballot, wbllo It might not Invalidate the ballot, would make It Ir regular, und Judges would bo Justified In marking It defective und refusing to count It; that uuy quiilltled primary elector of a party may for his party prepare, print and dlstrlbuto dolegnto ballots. containing tho names , of the n qulslto number of candidates for del egates to tho respective conventions; that a delegate ballot prepared and au thorised by tho County Central Com mlttco or by a precinct commlttoeman iob no more official sanction than a del esato ballot prepared by the humblest member of tbo party, Nothing can stop Hurry R. Gibbon from being tbo Democratic nominee for Sheriff. He la an able man, popular with all claisea of people. PICRIC k SUCCESS. Sovontoorth Annual OuHnf of County Domoeraoy Hold at lrana"t Park. PARK PACKED TO THE GATES. MKltal AitltM Cammlttaa tf Wark 11 Mm tntl Ctunty Damiwacy Acti an CanMataa. The seventeenth annual picnic of the County Democracy was held on last Saturday at Brand's Park. The weath er was ideal, and by 7 o'clock In the evening the crowd, which had been gathering steadily vll afternoon, almost packed the park to Its gates. Mayor Duuno visited tho park In tbo evening and remained for two hours. In this Bpace of time ho circled tho grounds, umpired a tug-of-war and made it siieech from tho stage of the dancing pavilion. Robert E. Uurke was tho presiding and all-pervading genius of tho picnic. Ho arrived on tho scene early In the afternoon and Immediately got busy. Ho took personal charge of tho distri bution of prizes when tho sport be gan und spotted repeaters who tried to run In both tho slnglo and married clussses. He was called on to act a arbitrator between two angry dis putants, each of whom loudly asserted that ho had won tho fat men's race. At 10 o'clock he wus still fresh and smil ing and looking for moro things to do. The only really serious business of the day was transuded under u huge apple tree, opposite tho entrance , gate, whero n pile of primary potltlon forms, tilled In with the names of prospective candidates for tbo county olllces, ap proved by tho organisation awulted the signatures of tho multitude. Ono by ouo tho festive electors wero decoyed from tho pursuit of pleasure long enough to place their mimes on tho sheets : Tho candidates named In tho petition and tbo corretqwiidlug otlices nro: For Sheriff John J. Fltzputrlck and John E. 'Integer. For Couuty Treasurer John E. True ger, John Fitzgerald and Charles F. Gunther. For County Clerk William M. Ros sell, John T. Keutlug und Dunlel Han ruhun. . For Probate Judgo William E. Dover, William Rotbmun and Western Starr. For Circuit Court Clerk J. J. Sou Hteby and P. II. Flauaguu. For County Suiterlnteiident of Schools IJrof. G. Charles Griffith and Homer Hovuns. For Clerk Probato Court James N. Tlltou und Timothy Crluso. Mayor Dunne departed In nn automo bile after his soech, tho only ono of tho day. Tho most arrogant and op pressive plutocracy that over existed, ho said, after ho had been Introduced by President Daniel McMuhou, had been fostered by Republican rule. He charged that tho presidency had beou Itought In tbo last three campaigns with the money of trusts und Insurance com panies, and added: "When the mean of trunsportutloit and communication are owned und oieriitod by the jteople tho rule of plutocracy will come to un ond." "One former Republican oillclal of Cook County Is now In tho peniten tiary," tho Mayor continued. "Another Is under Indictment and a third has admitted a shortage In his olllco und muilo It good. Tho Republicans of the Legislature have passed a primary law that Is a farce, that does not answer the public demand, hut leaves the same old machinery In control. The Demo crats stood out to tho end for an honest primary measure. All elements of tho Democracy must bo united uud ubldo by the party principle of public ownership and oiterutloit of public utilities." Ill a tug-of-war match Ix-tween pollco mid lire department tennis the police men were victorious. Tho contestants were us follows: Police J. J, Rooney, captain ; O. O. Hums, A. Pldgeon, M. Vaughn, W. Schubert, J, Reddy, D. Rlug, J. J. Fitz gerald und E. B, Lurkln. Flro Patrick Egun, captain; P, Mo- rlurty, P, Cnrmody, E. Hooley, J. Moy nlhan, J, Fltzgorald, P, Jordan, II. O'Brien und C. Riley. Among thoso at tho picnic wcro John E. Traeger, C. F. Guuther, Vincent Perkins, John M. Vail, John J, Coburn, Ernest Sullivan, Luko Collaran, Henry M. Shabad, P, II. Keonan, Loon Horn stoln, Walter F. Cooling, Gornrd A? Ellington, W. II. Baruuni, John T. Koat Ing uud Robert N. Cowdroy. Senatorial, congressional and coun ty candidates were under scrutiny Sun day afternoon by the political actios committee of the Worklngmen's Mu- nfclpnl Ownership Uilon of Illinois and the County Democracy In Joint reunion. The list, which was made up lust week, wan gono over and the names of candidates from n few addi tional districts wcro added. No change wns made In tho comity list from that made public last week, although It was expected that the committee would make a choice between the several can didates listed for tho sumo office. Whllo not definitely decided, practically It la agreed to allow the names of all the candidates to stand till the primaries are reached und to let the strength of each be determined. The congressional district list is given out as follows : 1 John Heron. 2 A. C. Hall. 3 Peter Green. 4 P. A. Hines. 6 A. D. Gash. Charles E. Vesely. 0 Edmund II. Stack. 7 Frank Buchanan. 8 Edward T. Noonnn. Joseph A. O'Donnell. Timothy A. Ryan. 0 C. 8. N. Hulherg. Albert II. Putney. 10 George J. Thompson. Dr. II. Krygowskl. The additional names placed on the senatorial district list are: 0 F. A. Stadler (house). 0 M. Nelmus (house). 13 W. A. Suffleld (senate). 15 J. J. Bellnskl (homo). C. R. Jundus (senate). IT Daniel Baroul. U. Swlsnek (house). T. A. Hynn (senate). 10 Richard Tracy. II. Goldstein (house). W. E. Burns (house). 20 Daniel Furman. G. A. Elllngsou (Iioufo). 23 Prof. C. Charles Grllllth (houso). 20 .Tolm M. MeGowu. , J. Brmlciick (senate). 31 Lelaud P. Smith. Fnil Bailey (house). .11 A. S. Arnold (senate). Alexander II. Retell, who has recent' ly returned from u prolonged visit to Euroie, in the course of nn nblo arti cle on municipal ownership In Great Britain, says: "It would lie useless for mo to at tempt to present the minutiae the ox act statistical results of municipal trading In Great Britain. Tbo British public Is by no means united In Its ap proval of the practice, nor convinced of even Its present success. Thoughtful persons aro gravely upprchenslvo of the future. "Certain conditions exist In England which are exceptionally favorably and which ought naturally to operate to produce good results whero and when such results are possible. Tho most Important of these Is tho fact that civic corruption grafting by municipal officials Is almost wholly unknown. American advocates of municipal trad ing complain much of tho existence of graft In our municipal official affairs. Tho cxtremo rectitude of British offi cers Is ulono euougli to destroy any sweeping aunlngy by municipal owner ship advocates between municipal own ership possibilities heio uud there. "Some Idea of the demand for offi cial Integrity In Britain may bo de rived from tho fact that not long ngo nn English city councilman was forced to resign because ho was the owner of u $." share In a company which had business relations with the municipal ity. Several other Instances of this sort might be cited by me, but space does not permit. "Another feature of tho British system-which would naturally deter us especially workliiguieii Is tho fact that municipal administration Is car ried ou by officials elected only by those who pay rates that Is to say, taxpayers. To vote at all ouo must Ik u rent payer to the amount of at least fV) u year. In Britain when a man is a renter a householder he Is pre sumed to bo tho taxpayer for the prem ises which he rents. But, by this rule, the British system applied to Chicago would disfranchise tho totally worth less class, such as tho bums, thieves, etc. Of course, there Is no present prospect of the adoption of uuy such system lu America. "Another lniortunt fact, especially conspicuous In tbo German public own ership system, is tho disfranchisement of public employes. As soon us a rail road in Germany Is taken over for op eration by tho government, tho em ployes lose their right to vote. There u ro MO.OOO such government employes now. In England, tho proposition to disfranchise all governmental employes, H" ' ' law Spilt BJcatf whether they nro rate payors op not, is now being advocated, it is n ly, however, that nuy such resul bo accomplished." Tho dry, through It special couneol. David K. Tono, will carry Its fight1 to tho United States Supremo Court to compel seven public utility corporations to pay taxes uud Interest amounting to f 1,727,H0. It Is proposed to bring the matter boforo tho October torm of tho Supremo Court, In tbo expectation that a decision may bo obtained before Jan, 1. 1007. BEEF BILL VOIB. Tht Pure Fool Bill Kills in All Its Important Ftaturet. It PACKERS CAN TAKE APPEAL. EvirybMly Knew What that. Munt PrtiKint RtMivilt Hai TtM Thtn. The Washington correspondent of the New York Herald sends the following dispatch to his paper: Probably no member of tho Houso of Representatives who voted for tho pure food bill realized that many of Its provisions were In direct conflict with the meat Inspection bill now in conference between tho Senato and tho House, und that In consequence some of tho chief administrative features of one or the other must full. Such Is the fact. Never before was more clear ly Illustrated the logical effect of leg islating by hysteria. The meat lnsiectlon bill provides a system of inspection under the author liy of the Secretary of Agriculture, "at his discretion" of live stock to be kill ed, and of "all meat food products pre pared for Interstate or foreign com merce In slaughtetlng, meat canning, salting, packing, rendering or similar establishments and for the purpose of any examination and inspection said Inspectors shall have accesi at all times, by day or night, whether the es tnhlishmcnt be operated or not, to ev ery part of said establishment uud snld Inspectors shall mark, stamp, tag or laliel ns "lnected and passed" nil such products found to Iw sound, healthful und wholesome and which contain no dyes, chemicals, preserva tives or Ingredients which render such meat or meat-food products unsound, unhealthftil. unwholesome or unlit for human food, etc." This means that, the veterinarians, mleroscoptsts, chemists, pathologists nnd other Inspectors of tho bureau of nntmal Industry which is jjlvcn $!.. 000,000 to carry on tbo work, shall have control of tho dressed meat of the United States nnd alo of the can ned nnd potted meats, the cured meats, tho sausages, the lard nnd all tho oth er by-products of the packing house that nro used for human food, if it Is to enter Into Interstate or foreign com merce. It was the Intention of tho Houso when It prepared this bill that this in spection should lo final nnd so com plete that the affixing of tho stamp "In sjeeted ond passed" would bo the guar antee of tho United States. Tho pure food bill passed by tho House yesterday by n voto of 242 to 17, however, provides for nn Inspection of nil ment products of tho packing houses by another bureau of tho Agri cultural Department, tho bureau of choinlstry. Unlike tho meat Inspection bill, the Secretary of Agriculture Is not made tno chief overseer of the administra tion of tho act. Rules nnd regulations nro to iw mndo Jointly by tho Secre tnry of Agriculture, tho Secretary of tho Treasury nnd tho Secretary of Commerco nnd Lnbor. The bureau of chemistry Is to col lect samples of all foods or food prod ucts that enter Into Interstate or for etell commerce, as well ns all drugs, Istveraues and medicines. As to food and fond products, It Is to ascertain, after tho Inspection by the bureau of animal industry has taken place, "If any substance has been substituted wholly or In part for tho article, If any valuable constituent of the article, wholly or In part, has been abstracted ; If It Is mixed, colored, powdered, coat ed or stained In a manner whereby damage or Inferiority Is concealed ; If It contains any added poisonous or oth er added deleterious ingredients which may render such article Injurious to health; if It consists in whole or In part of u filthy, dccouiK)scd or putrid animal or vegetable suMauco or any portion of any animal untlt for food." If uuy of these things nre discov ered, then tho brand "inspected nnd passed" which it may lcur does not count. No coKiilzamo of tho previous Inspection Is taken by tbo pure food law. Tho stamp "inlsbrauded" shall placed ou It, and heavy penalties aro vldcd. No person would object If tho Chi cago packers had n dozen inspections contend with, but every ono has an Interest In tho final passage of tho meat Inspection and puro food bills In such form us to remove tho poidblllty of serious administrative conflict nnd tho nullifying of ono or both. Only a loop hole Is needed by smart lawyers and ono or both will fall. Tho contention scents roasonublo that thcso conditions afford a loophola mid n chance for writs or Injunctions and other delays. That there will be n conflict between the bureau of chemistry und tho bureau of animal Industry would seem Ierfeetly clear. Dr. Wiley takes the tmsttloit that Inspection of packing house products Is tho one that will pre vail. Irecitusc the puro food bill wns the last one to be pasred. On the oth er hand, the Secretary of tho Treasury uud tho Secretary of Commerce and Labor may have something to say If the Secretary of Agriculture decides that the ment Inspection bill Is the higher law, becnuso these two officials are co-enforcers of the puro food law. The pure food bill provides for an appeal to the courts on nil matters of "preservatives," nnd ns tho packers al ways win In certain courts, according to President Roosevelt there you nre. The Illinois legislature must tnko the matter up lu tho Interest of tho lieople. The following Is taken from the Daily News : "Purls, June 20. Chicago meat-packing companies nre making vigorous ef forts to stem the tide of European con demnation. They nre Issuing long cir culars, which arc distributed through tin malls und nro printed In tho news papers, denying the uectiiatlons made against them, Several wholesale and retail houses which deal on n large scale In American canned meats dis play these circulars, printed in huge tyiK. on the walls of their establish ments. "'It Is too late.' declared the head of the big Putin grocery establishment which supply half of Paris with Its dally food to the correspondent of tho Dally News. 'In these days everybody rends the pajn-rs. These circulars nre only straws against the wind, ut least for the present.'" The head of the big French grocery establishment Is rluht. The Beef Trust has Kone on selling diseased meat for years, and now that the people are thor oughly aroused It sends out circulars to the French iooplo denying tho charges made against them. It has done tho sumo thing in Chicago. But the (icoplo nre not fooled so easily. A trust like tho Beef Trust, that has been selling the ivcoplo diseased meat, does not stop at lying. Hut the Beef Trust is on tho run. Tbo people will not stand for any thing but a thorough cleaning out of the stock yards. No fake' Investigations will go, and whitewashing reports from experts In the lino of fooling the people nro not wanted. Lying cannot save tho Beef Trust. There is no better liked or abler man In Chicago than Adam Ortseifeu. Head the following from the Bulletin of tho Chicago Health Department: "Inspectors nt tho Union Stock tiinls condemned und destroyed lOd cattle, :i!KJ hogs, 140 calves, 12 sheep. 5,010 pounds of cut meats a total of 118,501 pounds of meat. "The food inspectors In tbo 'loop dis trict' condemned nnd destroyed during the week four hogs, ono enrenss of beef, 25 calves,, four lambs nnd 2,840 pounds of cut meats ; also 125 pound of ioul try." The following Is tuken from tho Chronicle, June 27: "Berlin, June 2(1. Tho chairmen of tho various Prussian chambers of ag riculture and analogous chamltcrs of commerce held n conference recently nt Posen and adopted resolutions ngulnst American meats which were published to-day. TJui resolutions refer to Presi dent Roosevelt's official message to Con gress on conditions In tbo American meat Industry and ask tbo Federal Council to forbid tho Importation of foretell pickled meats and isn-k alto gether and to order that prepared meats shall be lmiortcd only when their wholcsomcjicsH can bo trustworthlly demonstrated. "A rejKirt accompanying tho resolu tions says that the American meat scan dal has again thrown light on the ex tremely dangerous practices of foreign meat producers nnd divlares that thero fore the Imperial government cannot niiy longer hesitate to forbid tho Impor tation of such unwholesome, disgusting meats.' " Tho Eagle Joins in with the many friends of John P. Hopkins to wish him a safe and happy trip to Europe. The resignation of Charles A. Pla moudoii from the School Board Is to lie regretted, ns It deprives tbo city of an able public servant. Tboro is uo more reliable coal firm lu Chicago than tho George LIU Coal Co. Judgo Charles M. Walker in making a great record on tho bench. Walter E. Schmidt, the well-known real estate man and Assistant County Troasuror, Is said to Iw slated for Couuty Assessor. Mr, Schmidt Is an nblo und popular mail. TAX LEVY CUT. Judge Grtitoup Lopt Off $1,700000 and Flayt Board of Equalization. BIG LOSS TO THE COUNTY. if Ctrperattoni SaM U Navt lun Oiierimlnatti Aiainit by Stat Itartf. Cook County nnd Its various Institu tions, which live by taxntlon, lose ap proximately $1,700,000 as a result of it decision by Judgo Peter 8. Grosscup In the United States Circuit Court Tho decision finds almost entirely In favor of the Chicago Union Traction Com pany and six other public utility cor Iterations nnd against Samuel B. Ray mend, former county treasurer nnd col lector, uud several other defendants. The decision scores the memlvers of the State Board of Equalization of HNK) and 1001, Intimating that fraud and coercion may bo found In their do Ulcerations. These nre tho corporations .benefit ing by Judge Grosscup's decision, from which tbo city will appeal : Chicago Union Traction Company. Chicago Consolidated Traction Com pany. Chicago City Railway Company. People's Gas Light and Coko Com pany. Chicago Telephone Company. Chicago Edison Company. South Chicago City Railway Com pany. Tho decision read by Judgo Grosscup Is held to bo that of three federal court Jurists. Judges Humphrey nnd Andcr Min sat en banc with Judgo Gsscup In hearing arguments. Tho enso Is that lu which mandamus proceedings wero begun by tho school teachers of Chicago to comiwl tho Stnto Board of Equalization to assess tho capital stock and franchises of the companies. The corporations sought nu Injunc tion beforo Judgo Grosscup to stop tho assessment under tho mandamus pro ceedings nnd It was grunted, with a certain provision, however, in favor of the State for tho payment of somo of the tuxes to tho school fund. This In junction Is mndo permanent by tlio de cision to-day ami It includes tho samo provision with regard to the school fund. In the decision Judgo Grosscup soys: "The fundamental question of fact Involved In tho present hearing in enclt of these cases Is this: Did tho Stato Board of Equalization without fraud or mistake, nnd freo from coercion, ex erclso its Judgment In tho making of the reassessments complained of? In, Nilvlng this question wo have looked Into not only tho reassessments com plained of, but also tho assessments for tho year 1001.' A comparison between thcso records of tbo State Board Is sig nificant." Fourth of July Is only a few days off. This day, which should muko nil Americans feel happy, sends a shud der through them. It Is u day that should bo celebrated lu the grandest maimer, us lictlttlug tho birthday of ouo of tbo greatest na tions In the world. But how It Is celebrated! It seems to bo u day set apart for all tho lunatics In tbo country. Instead of being remembered by pa triotic speeches, picnics uud u general rejoicing, It Is mudo u day for tbo savage Instinct of man to show Itself. The men who signed tho Declaration of Independenco are not houorcd by the shooting off of tlrearms and lire works that kill hundreds and Injure thousands of persons every year, uud causing tbo death of many n blck jmr son by their hideous uoNcs. What u reflection ou American pa triotism! Some day there will ho a law doing iiwny with this awful orgy of lunatics and then Americans will bo able to celebrate their greatest holiday In a llttlug manner. Tho Democrats should nomlnato Justice John It. Cuvorly for Municipal Judge, Uo Is an' able and popular man. No better man could bo nominated for Municipal Judgo than John K, Prlndlvlllo, tho well-known Justice of tho peace. Illinois can feel proud of their Unit ed State Sonator, Albert J. Hopkins. Ho Is ouo of tho ablest men In tho Sen ate, Now that tbo peoplo nro thoroughly aroused, uotlilng can save tho Beef Trust. ,&!