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y H v,,'J -. - t t" irano "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS. NEUTRAL IN NONE." VOLUME XXX. NO. 12 CHICAGO, 8ATURDAY. DECEMBER 22, 1900.-TWELVE PAGE8. WHOLE NUMBER 897. ' f1fpi$-izp m bsbbLbLbbbS Hfe F Kk-t SiSSmEHRSBbbbbW " rW I. ...J f F 4 ' SITUATION The Leaders in the Republican and Democratic Parties Are Very Much Puzzled. Mr. Busse to Declare Himself Re garding the Mayoralty After the Holidays. In tht Meantime Both Partiei Are Getting Ready fer the Coming Spring Camp? if a. The political Hltuntion In Chicago In In u wry much bemuddled shiipo. The sllenco of Fred Busso nnd tho uiw certainty iih to whom the Hearst sui port will bd given to It keeping the different iiolltlciil leaders guessing. Mr. Busso has suited that ho will not commit himself regardlug the Re publican nomination for mayor until after the holiday ho that tho sltua tlon In tho Republican camp will re main tho same for awhile. Tho jiopular postmaster can have the nomination If he wants It and the rank nnd (lie of the Republican party nro hoping that ho will accept It, an they know that with him as tho stand ard bearer tho party will bo united and show a solid front to tho enemy. If Mr. Busso declines to run, Alex ander II. Revell, Bernard A. Eekhnrt, John J. Ilaubcrg, Fred V. Upham and Kdward J. Brundngo will bo tho strongest men In tho field nnd ono of them would bo most likely chosen. Anyono of them would bo acceptable to tho pcoplo of Chicago, as they nro men of groat ability, with records that well ipiallfy them for the high olllco of chief magistrate of this city. Tho situation In tho Democratic party Is very much tho snmo as In tho Republican party. Mr. Harrison, like Mr. Busso, Is keeping silent anil until lio declares himself thero will bo much uncertainty among tho Demo crats. Tho men In tho Democratic party who want to sec a victor won next April nro hoping nnd wishing for Har rison to run, for they know thero Is only ono Harrison and ho Is tho one to unite tho party aud lead It on to vic tory. Whotlio Hearst organization will sup port Is hard to toll, but from present Indications Mayor Dunne Is not look ed upon with much favor from that organisation. Tho talk of Clarence Darrow for mayor on tho Independence ticket Is very strong but whether ho would run 1' mother thlug. JJ Tho brains anil experience of John C. FeUor and Edward Tllden nro greatly missed ou tho Board of Edu cation. Governor Deneen has appointed Fred erick W. Potter, of Edwards County, Stato Superintendent of Insurance, to succeed William R, Vredeuburgh. At n meeting of tho Chicago Charter Convention Tuesday night Stato Treasurer-elect John F. Smulskl offered n resolution provjdlng that under tho now charter, after' tho first Improvement, streets shall bo kept In repair ut public expense. City Prosecuting Attorney Howard Tiiylor, on Wednesday announced the appointment of James C. Dooloy as as bibtant city proheci'tlug attorney. An oidlnuneo was passed by the i 011110! I Monday evening glvlug Mr. Tuyliyr power to employ moro assistants be cause of tho Increased work In tho Municipal Courts. Mr. Dooley was as signed to the Municipal Court at Dej Phillies street, whero for years ho pro Hldei. as police magistrate with a splen did record to his credit. Tho pcoplo of Chicago aro not In favor of Sunday closing of saloons. Chicago' Is not u small city or village, but Is a great big cosmopolitan city, whoso imputation Is composed of a liberal miiidcd pcoplo who bclloro In fair play and homo rule. Tho dlmo novel, tho fruit store, tho penny arcade, tho cheap theater, tho poolroom, tho dauco hall and thon tho roform school or Jail was given as tho order taken by tho boys and girls of Chicago In tholr downward steps by Lester llodlno, superintendent of com NOT CLEAR pulsory education, In an address to tlie Co-oMratlve class of Evaustou last Sunday. After suggesting as n euro for tho evils that lionet the young severer meth ods In dealing with their parents so that they would keep tlielr children away from such environments, Mr. llodlno took up tho question of the oglers and mashers that Infest tho streets. Ho suggested prompt chastise ment of tho offenders as a cure. Following arc the new officers of tho Cook .Count) Democratic Marching Club: ' Fred Block!, president; John V. Tnnsey, secretary ; John T. Con ner', Paul J.- Morand nnd J. H. Brunjos, vice president; Harry XIII dreth, treasurer; James II. Farrell, marshal, and James C. Dooley, attor ney. Executive Committee : Guy Cra mer, Ernst Hummel, James F. Bow ers, William L. O'Connell, William Rothmnn, Silas Lcnchman. John E. Traeger, Peter S. Olson and others. Abolition of tho three Jury contmls sloucrshlps, with their salaries of HXtOO each, and tho substitution of a single clecttvo official with quasl-Judi-elal functions and a salary of from f'.OOO to $0,000, has found favor with the Civic Federation Commltteo that has drafted a "Bill for a Special Jury Act," to Iw Introduced In the Legis lature next month. Assistant Stato's Attorney Ferdinand L. Harnett, tho only Republican de feated In tho election for Municipal Court Judges, (lied a petition with tho Clerk of tho County Court Tuesday In which ho nsks n recount of tho votes. TIig patters were tiled by Attorney E. II. Wright, representing Rarnett, nnd In them tho contention Is mado that Burnett was duly election, hut that ho was fraudulently "counted out." Clarence Darrow, In an address tli other day, declared that "What the negro needs to-day Is not to learn how to work but to get along without work ing." Tho colored man's ambition will now bo turned to tho city couucll aud city hall. Raise every officeholder's salary nnd sock It to tho people, Is tho cry of tho so-called reformers. In entering upon tho position of Stato Treasurer, John F, Smulskl has tho best wlshos of tho people of Chi cago. They aro proud of him for tho record ho mado as nldoruinii aud as City Attorney, and they have no doubt as to tho record ho will mako hi his now office. Tho tlreiuen's wages deservo to hp raised, The latent to settle the traction ques tion Is Windy Perkins. Now they aro going to raise tho al dermen's salaries aud 'lengthen their terms. Anything to soak tho people, Judgo Hen M, Smith Is now Chief Justice of tho Superior Court, suc ceeding .Tudgo Theodore Brcntano. Tho olllco is generally given to tho Judgo with tho shortest term and as Judgo Smith will bo tho first of tho presout Judges to vacate his olllco tho honor went to him. w v Captain A. C. Ausou and Alderman Nicholas R. Finn nro tho favorites at present for tho Democratic nomination for City Clork. Postal cards luTdank for Indorse ments of Carter II, Harrison aro In closed with litoraturo ' which says ; riJTs,i J.'Jv fc Siwmr Ji- ffK "Mako no mistake. Tho new charter mayor will hold olllco four years. For mayor, Carter II. Harrison, honest, tried. and true." .Ina R. Carter commands the high est admlratlou from tho people of Chi cago for his record as a public offi cial, a business man and a citizen. Chicago Is proud to claim AllKrt G. Wheeler as one of her most progres sive business men and useful cltUeus. Tho Roof Trust Is flooding tho coun try with advertisements telling bow much It, likes tho United States In specflon. The Beef Trust always did love United States Inspection, because It was owing to United States Inspec tion nnd the absonce of other Inspec tion that It was able to work up a rep utation that bat startled the world with horrors. Andrew J. Graham stands high In tho estimation of tho, pcoplo as a suc cessful banker and a public spirited cit izen. John P. McGoorty deserves tho repu tation ho has mado of being ono of the ablest, most iopular and most use ful members of the Illinois Loglalturc. Ono of tho ablest men in tho Houso of Representatives is Philip Knopf. Ills record Is a spotless one mid Chi cago Is proud of him. Many citizens who bellino a busl nes man should bo elected major are urging Charles F, Gunther, the jwpu lar aud well known confectioner, to be come a candidate. One hundred and sixteen articles pro duced by the Beef Trust In Chicago havo been examined nnd condemned by the honest pure food commissioner of tho Stnto of North Dakota. Every one of them was condemned because it contained n poison and was thorefore detrimental to the public health. Lnck of space alono prohibits us from print ing the list and the names of tho houses shipping tho stuff. Members of the local transportation committee Wednesday selected Bton J. Arnold as third member of tho board of supervising engineers who will for threo years Jiavc chargo of tho rehabili tation of tho traction system, Ills sal nry was fixed at $.10,000 a year. Provision also was mado for tho sal aries of tho other engineers who will receive $100 a day for not less than thirty-six nor moro than 100 days. Tho city's sharo of tho earnings of tho company for next year was esti mated by Walter L. Flshor at $1,457,- . 'SV Jrim " " "" HvA hit- MBlhL. J jM''" r-?i t. . bTbTbW bTbTJ" v'TM$l&i. THEODORE OEHNE, Pratldtnt of tha Conrad Salpp trawl ng Company. 500, figuring tho total gross receipts of the company at $18,000,000 nnd allow ing for all exs'iihcs. Tho name of Theodore Oolitic, presi dent of the Conrad ticlpp Browing Com pany, Is Interwoven hi the best busi ness records of Chicago, Honorable, enterprising and personally popular, he Is universally regarded as oiio of Chicago's typical citizens. Alderman Charles M. Focll Is making 11 record In the city council that tho people of tho Tweuty-tlrst Ward aud of Chicago aro proud of. He Is one of tho best alderuieu tho ward over had. The nomination of Aldermen In wards nnd their elect lou by tho city at large as proved by Alexander II. Revell Is 11 step hi the right direction, and should bo passed by tho charter convention. It will do away with the aldermen wlto cany their wards In their (lockets, aud will give Chicago what It badly needs .1 City Council. That Barteu iiMcrmniilc Investiga tion might not ire such a funny thing after all. It won't be n Joko to some, that's sure. The Beef Trust saturates Chicago with stenches from Its rendering es tablishments and glue factories. It robs the pcoplo of Chicago through Its control of tho price of the food thoy eat and tho leather they wear. Tim Itoom for John II. Jones for City Treasurer ou the Republican ticket Is giowlug sttoiiger cery day. Ho would iiiake a popular candidate, us ills bril liant record in the City Council has matin him popular with the people. Tho Beef Trust can go on uov sell ing diseased meat to tho people, but tho day Is coming when this outrugo will bo stopped. Tho tearing up of asphalt pavonients to lay down pipes Is an outrage and should bo stopped. The Beef Trust must bo stopped I Tho peoplo of Chicago nro not In fa vor of a four year term for Alderman. Two years Is tlmo enough for n good Alderman ami too long for n bad 0110, Will Alderman Dnlley's ordlnouco meet the same fato as tho cold storage ordluuiieo? Tho Health Department's bulletin, calling tho attention of tho people to tho daugors lurking In lumpy Jaw beef ry ey ,( and to the fact that It causes appendi citis, tuberculosis and cancer, was Ig nored by tho dnlly press. The rnlso of every office holder's sal aiy seems to bo tho crazo now. And the iwople must grin and bear It. The pcoplo have their eyes uism a few of the "good" Aldermen and aro patiently waiting for spring to come. Tho Health of tho Public is a para mount Issuo with any pcoplo. Tito fact that tho Chicago Health Au thorities condemned nearly four million pounds of meat atltlctcd with tubercu losis during tho last four months of 1005 shows tho danger tho people are In from Beef Trust methods. Facts and figures speak for thorn solves and tho attention of tho public Is called to tho officiul report of tho Chicago Health Department on the sec ond pago of this paper.. These reports cover tho period beforo tho city Inspection forco was cut dowu and nro from tho official records. Thero must bo an Investigation of tho Beef Trust by tho Illinois Legislature next winter. And thero will be. Oho tho firemen n raise In their wages ! They deservo it. Albert J. Hopkins' brilliant record In tho United states Senate makes him one of tho foremost men of tho nation. Tho Beef Trust Is still selling dis eased meat. Tho attorney for tho biggest Chicago bad meat factory has written the Ken tucky authorities that tho concern will keep Its poisoned sausages out of that htatc. How about tho other states? James S. Hopkins, the brilliant Mas-ter-lu-Chiuuvry, Is hold hi tho highest esteem by all who know him, Tho Milk Fed Press will got It In the neck whon tho Legislature Investi gates tho Beef Trust. Some very un wholcsomo truths will como out In that Inquiry. Congressman William Loiimcr Is liked by those who know him best as a big hearted, fearless nnd honest man. Tho Roof Trust Is doing moro to hi lug 011 a revolution In this country than all other forces combined. The Trust Press, which does Its bidding, Is helping matters along. Chicago's business district should bo enlarged. ITS DUTYJS PLAIN. Illinois Legislature Mutt Investigate the Beef Trust and Stop Sale of Bad Meat. Meat Inspectors Are Busy Every Week Condemning and De stroying Rotten Meat. Health ef the People It in Danger and They Unit Be Protected. LcglHl.itors of Illluok you havo a duty to perform I The lienltli of tho people of Chicago aud of the State of Illinois Is In dancer. Bad, dis eased meat Is Mug sold to tho people by the Beef Trust Tuberculosis, can cer nod appendicitis, three of the most dreaded dloaos that 11 ill let mankind aro principally caused by the eating of bad meat These diseases are on the spread. Tho pcoplo of Chicago have no pro tection from tho Beef Trust. Tho new government meat law, while It might protect outsiders and foreigners, docs not prevent tho salo of diseased meat to tho people of this city. Chicago Is at the mercy of tho Beef Trust! Even week tho meat Inspectors sent out by tho Chicago Health Department I condemn mid destroy from 200,000 to a.W.000 iwuiids of bad meat at tho Stock Yards. This amount of bad meat Is Intended to bo distributed and sold to the peo ple of Chicago. How much diseased meat escapes the detection of the Inspectors and Is sold to tho jioople of Chicago, uolsidy knows; at least tho pcoplo, but ft can bo easily Imagined. What protection then haVo the peo ple from rccctflug this bad meat? They havo no protection now, but they can have aud they must have it It is up to tho Illinois Legislature to scu'tbut the iieople nro protected from buying jMilsoiied meat. As long as the Beef Trust continues to place on the market unlit meat tho health of tho pcoplo Is at stako. to, Legislators, when you get to gether tills winter perform a duty that is far moro Important than all tho traction questions, charter ques tions aud other questions put together. That duty Is to Investigate tho Beef Trust. Legislators, do your duty aud pro tect the people! "Tho Inspectors at tho Union Stock yards condemned ami destroyed -SI,-.'i:i pounds of food stuffs." Taken from tho Bulletin of tho Chicago Health De partment, week ending December 10, 1000. Tho following Is taken from tho Chi cngo Chronicle, Dec. 14: toudou, Dec. Kl. Dr. Colllngrldgo, the medical officer of tho health do pal Uncut for the city of London, has Issued a tcport 011 the inspection of meat at the Suilthlleld market In which lie cxpicsscs regret that tho American label guaranteeing the inspection of 1ne.1t from tho United States is, 110 1 onllng to experience, no guaranty as to tho condition of tho meat In ques tion, From tho Dally News, Dec. 7, 1000: (Special cablo to the Dally News.) Berlin, Dec. ".Chicago's profitable pmk export trade to Germany has Mopped completely becau-o of tho American government's dlcontlnuniico of tho practice of furnishing ceitlll cntes of mlcioscoplo Inspection of hos products destined for German consunqi tlou. Local Importers thlulc It para doxical that tho now Aiueiicau meat laws, supposedly nlined nt guarantee ing purity, should not continue, to pro vide this special Inspection, Tho peoplo nro Malting to hear what the Health Commltteo does with Al derman Dalloy's ordinance prohibiting tho biilo of lumpy Jaw cattle. Tuberculosis and cancer aro spread ing. And the Beef Trust tin Ives, Tho following Is taken from tho Chronicle, Dec. 8th : New York, Dec. 7. Major R. G. J. Berry of tlio Biltlsh army servlco corps, who comes to this country to in vestigate conditions in tho Chicago packing houses, arrived here today on the steamer Celtic. Chicago packers have contracts for tho delivery of 10, 000,000 K)unds of canned beef for use In the British army and Major Berry will supervise tho tilling of this con tract. That tho government is not yet through with the Beef Trust was Inti mated by Commissioner Gnrlleld of tho Bureau of Corporations In his testi mony beforo the House commltteo on appropriations in tho hearing ou tho legislative appropriation bill, which hat Just been made public. When asked by a member of tho com niltteo If tho Beef Trust did not con- trol tho by-products of !oef, Including skins nnd hides, as much today an It ever did, Mr. Garllcld replied that It did, "nnd thoso special parts of that Industry may Ik taken up with the government again, and with tho law as It now stands wo have no fear of run ning into tho difficulties wo met before." Investigate tho Beef Trust and stop the salo of diseased meat ! Tho Beef Trust has got things down pretty flno when It can bring tho chil dren from a public school to look at the sights In Its awful plants. Tho day of reckoning for tho Beef Trust Is coming. The distributors of diseased meat won't havo to wait very much longer. The Legislators must do tholr duty and stop tho Beef Trust. Tho Beef Trust laughs nt tho now Govcrumeut meat law, but will It snicker at an Investigation by tho Illi nois Legislature? An investigation of tho Beef Trust by the Illinois legislature Is what tha people demand. Stop the Beef Trust and prevent tho spread of cancer and tuberculosis! Investigate tho Beef Trust Is tho de mand of the people', and tho Illinois Legislature must heed It. According to tho Health Department bulletin of tho work of city Inspectors for tho wcok ending November 10, 1000, nt the Union Stockyards, 11 total of 27ii,00.i pounds of meats wero con demned nnd destroyed. Total con demnations for tho week 3.12,0m pounds. Tho salo of lumpy Jaw cattlo must bo stopped, Tho Illinois Legislature must inves tigate tho Beef Trust or tho peoplo will know the re.ion why. Tho peoplo demand 1111 Investigation of tho Bcof Trust by the Illinois Legis lature, Tho Investigation of tho Beef Trust by tho next Legislature Mill mako some of the big packers squirm. Tho dally papers never say anything about tho Bcof Trust If they can holp It. Tho pcoplo noto this fact and com ment on It And yet tho dallies wonder why they are losing their lnlluonce. With the Bcof Trust enlisting Its trusted employes as government meat Inspectors, tho outlook for pure food Is pretty gloomy. Tho proposed cold storngo ordlnauos Is dead. Long live tho Beef Trust. . HMi k,V" lifi.