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Zntcrcrt Seeand Class Matter Oetaacr II, 1889. at the Post
Office at Ohleafa, llllnelt. under Act af March 3rd, 1879
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
Entered at Second Class Matter October 11,1889, at the Past
Office at Chloafo, Illinois, under Act of March 3rd, 1879
NINETEENTH YEAR, NO. 25.
0HI0AGO, 8ATUHDAY, MAKCH 21, 1908.-TWELVE PAGES.
V7oSS2f WHOLE NUMBER 962
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A LEAGUE OF SKULLS.
Democratic Dead Ones Meet at the
Palmer House to Organize a
JVlany Has-Beens, Including Harri
son arid Millard Fillmore Dun
lap, Are Present.
The Regular Organization Will Carry Every
District in Chicago Beyond
Any Doubt. .
It Will Garry twelve of the Fifteen Out
side Districts in the
And Home Rule Will Again Triumph in
a Manner Not to Be
The regular Democratic organization
Ih going along lu the own tenor of lift
way, intending strictly to the lumi
nous Intrusted to It by tlio Democratic
voters ami erfoetlng nu-thcxlH for cl.
t nliiiiiir victory for Democratic nom
inees tit the polls.
While the toKUlni" Dcnus-rallc Slate
(.Vntral Committee and the regular
1 Vino a tie County Crutrul I'omnilt
toe arc thus honestly ami industriously
occupied, a numlier of IIiih Hocus, long
since retired from the public servlcu
lor the public good, are trying to
Those lias Hocus never nverliMik an
(PlKirlunlty for free advertising ami
having constitutional objections to pay
ing for anything that they can 'got fr
nothing, they hall with Joy a elm tut
to procure, for their almost forgotten
liaiui'H, a rcbaptlsm In printers' ink.
rnmotiH In the aiinalH of the pant, us
recipients of public condemnation for
all sorts of public misdeeds, from
Theater Holocausts to Chewing the
Itatt, one would think that these
would-be statesmen, having abstract
ed as much from the public crib, either
lawfully or unlawfully, as they could,
would rest content with the senile de
cay accompanyinic their isdltlcnl rr
tlreiilent and enjoy the decline which
an outraged public allows them to have
Hut the canker worm of ambition
which snatched so many of them from
the ranks of obscurity and gave them
positions of prominence on the public
pay roll, will not die " even lu their
shriveled and shrunken hearts.
Using the name of llryau as a tails
limn to conjure with, these political
carter snakes are trying to warm
themselves at the lire of publicity.
There is no light upon llryau.
The regular State organization In
Illinois is with him to u man.
The regular county organization lu
Chicago Is with him unanimously.
Hut the garter snake Democracy,
which only appears lu Chicago when
there are honors to be given out, Is
trying to Had fault with thu regular
.organization and to sow thu needs of
A galaxy of talent lu sympathy with
garter Miake methods, ami redolent
with putrid reminiscences, met at tlio
l'a liner House last Saturday under
I ho name of the Executive Committee
of Federated llryau Clubs,
A person with an ordinary memory
would not need to consult tlio detec
tive bureau lu au effort to discover
the objects lu life of those present.
The mention of their names is sulll
dent to gratify tho most prurient po
first on tho list Is Adlal K. Steven
son, who has grown round fhouldered
looking for olllce, and who has never
been very particular as to what tho
brand of patriotism was that handed
lilm the Job,
. Ho was a Greenback member of Con
gross and was Vice President under
Carter II. Harrison, who was Mayor
of Chicago some years ago, and who
has since licen a resident of Califor
nia, eamo to this city to attend tho
Ho Is a very prominent member of
tue i:.ecullvc Committee of the League
Millard Fillmore Dunlap, who was
named after the only Know Nothing
candidate for President, .Millard Fill
more, who ran lu 1MU on the Native
American ticket, was present as au
ardent ami anxious applicant for the
position of National Committeeman.
It Is needless to say that no'col
lection was taken up at tlio mooting or
there would have boon no (pioruiu.
Messrs. Dunlap and Harrison am) a
few minor' lights were for bolting the
regular convention before It was held.
They were for bolting, anyway.
Hut A. K. Stevenson, whose head Is
as long ns his record, very wisely got
up and said: "(iontlemen, I think
this talk of bolting Is very unwise In
deed. It will prejudice the public
against us In advance. Wo have a'
Democratic State1 Central Committee
in Illinois, legally elected and never
questioned, and selected by a conven
tion presided over by a former Judge
of the Supreme Court. It would bo
very unwise to do anything looulng to
a holt at this time or oven to talk of
it before any cause Is given."
A collection was suggested and the
meeting was over at once.
After tho adjournment Millard Fill
more Dunlap asked that lists of dele
gates be submitted to the garter snake
executive committee before being plac
ed ou n primary ticket.
Well, this Is certainly rich.
The Idea of allowing a star chamber
to mime delegates for every district
lu Illinois .Is not Democratic and not
Hut that Is all there will lie to It.
The "regular State organisation will
carry ten of the lirteeu districts out
side of Cook County beyond any doubt,
ami will probably carry twelvo of
them to a certainly.
The regular organization will carry
all of the districts lu Cook County,
and will control the state convention.
'lit' regular organization will control
the Illinois delegation to Denver and
will name the next State central com
mittee beyond any ttictloii.
Mr. Harrison can retire to Ids Call,
fornlii ostrich farm where the birds
Iravo good digestions, and can swallow
Mr. Dunlap can retire to Jackson
ville, to nssuro Judge Owen I1. Thump
hiii that ho would have been for htm
fur national committeeman, If lie was
not ou the lieucli.
Mr, Stevenson can retire to his do
tage ami rest lu peace.
The "toe Jock" Is not barred In the
great light that C. II. Harrison who, It
will bo recollected by old residents,
was at ouo tiiuo Mayor of Chicago, and
Millard Fillmore Dunlap, aro making
for membership oi) tlio Democratic na
tional commit too from Illinois.
Dunlap was very much nfrnld nt ouo
time that Judge Owen P. Thompsou, of
Jacksonville fume, cherished nil ambl
Hon In tills direction, so ho hntcud
to nssuro JuUgo Thompson that his
projier place was ou the bench mid
that It would not do to drag tho Ju
dicial ermine Into polities.
Dunlap next got Jealous of Congress
man Henry T, Ilalucy, of Carroll ton,
i but Itaiuey's action lu voting for the
notorious mileage grab put htm out 01'
Dunlap has been unable to get Har
rison out of the way, so he has adopt -d
the next best way of killing him oil',
by advising him to run.
Dunlap knows that he Is perfectly
safe lu doing this, as IIarrlou has no
chance of being even au alternate to
the County convention,
Dunlap has Harrison's moral sup
jMirt, however, and this assures a (pio
ruiu every time there Is a meeting of
the executive Committee of the League
It lisiks like a close tiulsli between
Carter Harrison, Addison Itlakely. Mil
lard Fillmore Dunlap and Scully, the
IH'dcstrlnu, for last place lu that race
for National Committeeman.
The "business man lu politics" usu
ally linds his way to the jicfiltciitlury.
The trouble nowadays Is that we have
too many "business men" lu politics.
Chief Shlppy has been the recipient
of some of the most cowardly and uncalled-for
abuse that has oer been
showered upon a public man. The
authors of It are a cheap lot of agi
tators who ure too cowardly to be an
archists themselves and too mean to
be anything else. A gsnl public otli
clal, with a stainless record, he merely
did his duty when his house was In
vaded by a crank armed with a ie
volvcr and a dirk, who shot bis sou
and threatened the lles of himself
and wile. This plain fact has been
enough to turn loose a lot of "settle
ment workers" and Swlnllsth: writers
whose main object lu life, as a rule,
has been to bog money from lux-dodging
millionaires for their "philan
thropic" enterprises, ami to mc as
"friends of the downtrodden." The
Chicago F.aglu has fought the tax
dodging millionaires and the Heel"
Trust for years openly and above
board and single-handed. It has never
heard lu all these years one peep from
tho Joffersouluii Socialists or settle
ment workers In favor of the people's
rights. Hut when some uuarchistle
protego of theirs Is killed by the chief
of police they crawl out of their holes
and want tho chief of jsillce convict
ed of murder. These are the men who
are trying to besmirch Shlppy. Thu
only way these ducks, these settlement
working, Debs supporting, mlllloualie
slobbering reformers can besmirch
anybody lu with their friendship.
Alderman Lnwley hod referred to
tlio health committee an ordinance pro
viding for moat Inspection of all ani
mals killed In tho city. Ho asserted
that only thoso meats are now In
spected which aro for Interstate com
merce nud that work Is douo by gov
ernment lusnector, The ordlnanco
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JOHN V. CLARKE,
President of the Hibernian Bank.
m.ikes It unlawful lor anyone lo sell
meat which has not, Ik-cm Inspected
and passed iisui as wholesome. A vio
lation would bo punishable by a Hue
of from .y.Ti to $100.
John V. cuirko. president of the
Hibernian Hank, Is one of the oldest
and most successful bankers lu the
Tutted States. The great and solid In
stitution over which he presides bus
stood in Chicago for over forty-ono
years and has weathered successfully
every panic and llmiuclal storm that
has swept thu country.
The light which ex-Mayor Harrison
ami Millard Fillmore Dunlap aro put
ting up on the regular Stale organiza
tion would be laughable If there was
more to It.
The Fulled Societies have pinned the
uldcrmnulc candidates down to a pledge
for au open Sunday. This Is the proper
way to put them ou record.
That awful deal whereby back taxes
against the Field citato, amounting to
tfl.TitlMHHi, woie "settled" for $1,000,.
I no will not down. The State wants
Its shuro ($7.",0(MI). even If tho city
and county don't want theirs. The
State of Illinois will not lie a party to
the agreement with the executors of
the Marshall Field estate to accept -fl,-(K.0.IHKI
as full settlement for back
Although County Attorney Lewis de
clines that the Stale's Interests liuu
been fully protected lu the settlement,
Maxwell IMgar, who sought an Injunc
tion to prevent tho $1,000,000 compro
mlc, asserts there Is still due the
Slat $70,000, ami be has taken the
matter up with thu auditor of public
A letter to Mr. I'.dgar from State
Auditor J. S. McCullough, dated .March
11, Is lu part as follows:
"I have noticed lu the papers the
compromise of taxes by the Cook
County authorities against tho Mar
shall Field estate. This olllce has not
boon Informed as to how this matter
was settled. This matter has been re
ferred to the Attorney General with
the request that he take steps to see
that the Statu recovers the ijinouiit of
tax duo It."
In a sermon at The Hyde Park Hap
tlst church ou "llow to Make Anar
chists," llev. John L. Jackson laid an
archy at the door of the multi-million-ii
I re. No little stir was created among
the fashionable Ilydo Park congrega
tion by the decleVd utterances of their
"In such countries as Russhi," said
llev. Mr, Jackson, "ho people aro driv
en to anarchy because of tho czar nnd
tho corrupt government which grinds
down tho iKxr. It Is really tho czar
who Is rojNiii-tlhlo for the man's an
archy. Hut lu this country the condi
tions are different. Tlio hioi- see enor
mous fortunes made by u few men,
who thou are able, through corruption,
lo secure unjust, unfair privileges.
"I do not see how It Is inslblo for
one man to make a fortune of $100,
ooo.oot) honorably. 1 do not believe
that It Is possible.
"And thou, when this great wealth
has been secured, Its owner Is able to
buy olf tho courts, to stay Justice. It
procures many things unjustly for the
rich man which are Impossible to the
poor man. It Is this that drives men
"Take the ise of tho b.inker, John
H. Walsh. Were he not a rich man do
you suppose he would be nblo to de
lay the ends of Justice and keep out
of prbou as ho now Is doing? hy his
aplieals he will ho able to remain free
for nt least two years. Had ho been
a poor man do you think lie would
have been able to do this?
"There should be a more fair, a more
Just distribution of roerty. I do
not moan that It should lie divided up
equally, for this could not last, but it
should 'not be massed In tlio hands of n
few. And thou the wealth of tho rich
should be fairly taxed. At present
much of tho mulll-mlllloualre's riches
escapes taxation, while tho poor man's
little Is all taxed. The rich man man
ages to avoid paying his Just share,
while tlio isior inaii cannot thus escape.
"And then, there aro tho rich men's
sous who do no work, hut Idle away
I heir time. They 'help to make nnar
eiiy. There should bo some way to
force every man to earn his own bread.
"It Is such conditions which make
anarchists. Thero must bo Justice for
the poor man, as well us for the rich,
and thou there will be no anarchy.
We must eo to It that thero Is an In
heritance tax, and thus make the
groat fortunes bear their full share of
the tax burdens.
"Give the Mor mini fair wages nnd
do not allow the rich man to buy with
his wealth privileges ami Immunities
which tlio poor man cannot procure."
The council authorized an Investiga
tion of the methods of tho board of as
sessors In Increasing tho taxe-i. The
committee ou special assessments and
general taxation, on motion of Alder
man Cullerton, was designated as the
Alderman Kruger nt tho previous
council session had adopted a resolu
tion ordering tho corporation counsel
to glvo au opinion ns to whether tho
council bad any right to rovlew the
acts of the assessing bodies.
Kx-llayor Harrises wonl4 not niako
a speech for Dunne last spring nnd
now ho exeetH Dunuo's friends to
send him to the national convention.
FOR BRYAN AND UNITY.
Regular Democrats Are for Harmony,
but Harrison-Dunlap Bunch Are
for Mob Rule.
William Jennings Bryan Himself
Says He Will Not Interfere
A Solid Delegation Pledged to the Nebraskan
Will Be Elected by Regular
The Jacksomville Cabal the Only Drawback
to an Old-Fashioned Democratic
And the Jackson Villians Are Backed Only
by the California Lemon
Millard Fillmore Dunlap. leader of
tho Jacksonville Cabal and Carter
Henry Harrison, the lending lemon
farmer of Southern California, who
With want to be national Democratic
committeeman from Illinois, ure up a
They have endeavored lu valu to
prejudice William Jennings Hryan
against the regular Democracy of the
Slate of Illinois and the honest and
elllclent regular organization of the
The Duiilap-Harrlson coterie have
been urging mob rule and the abandon
ment of party primaries.
After tho Democratic party has en
deavored for six long years to bring
primary reform to Its present state of
IH-rfoetlon, tho Duulap-Ilarrlson bunch
are trying to throw ikiIUIch Into chaos
by abandoning primaries and naming
delegates by mob rule.
Their object in tills Is very easily
A mob meeting would result lu dis
order and lu two sots of delegates,
which would glvo these two men nnd
their followers tho only chance that
they oould poslhly havo of getting
their inline In the papers ns contes
tants. At regular party primaries neither
man would have any following In Chi
cago whero they aro scarcely known,
even by reputation.
The Democratic voters will be given
a fair chance to register their honest
choice, nnd a victory for the regular
organization Is a foregone conclusion.
The Illinois delegation to Denver
will be solid lor Hryan and will be In
struct ed lo vote for him as a null llrst,
last ami all of the time.
Mr. llryau himself has knocked the
bottom out of the aspirations of Dun
lap and llarrlon by declining tint ho
will not Intel fere lu the Illinois light.
In an Interview published In Wednes
day's Tribune, ho Is quoted as sal'ig
au'ont the tight of these men on Na
tional Committeeman linger C. Sulli
"The eonto-t between 'Mr. Sullivan
and mjself Is a thing of the past, and
I do not Intend to revive It. I havo
nothing to say regarding tlio Illinois
national coniinlttoem.in. lie Is cllo-en
by the delegate- selected by the pi-ople,
and their choice Is good enough for me.
I believe tho people should hive a
chance lo say whom they want nomi
nated for president, and that tho na
tional delegates should be Instructed
for that man."
Tho robbery of tho sninll property
owners for the benefit of tho rich tax
dodgers Is proceeding as usual.
"One of tho most Interesting features
of the widespread Prohibition wavo
which Is sweeping over tho country Is
thu fact that the Democrats of Chi
cago aro going to nominate Walter J.
Gibbons, that great tPiiiKrnnco advo
cate, for Municipal Jndgo this year.
Mr. Gibbons was a very active member,
with several promluent ministers, of
tlio North Sldo Law and Order Leaguo
and has been Vleo President of the
National Total Abstlueuco Union and
President of the Illinois Total Abstin
ence Union." Truo Observer. Yes, It
will bo a very interesting feature, no
doubt, to see the voters looking for Mr.
Gibbons' name on tho ballot lu order
to llnd out who Is running against him.
The tiling or articles of Incorporation
by the West Side Landlords' Protect Ivo
Association disclosed n movement for
determined resistance by small prop
erly owners of alleged tax oppression.
The organization Is made up of 100
Roliemlan property owners of the West
Side who contend that they iro being
unfairly taxed lu order that tho tax
burdens of the groat corporations nnd
powerfnl Individual prois-rty holders
may be made lighter.
"We have been driven to this," said
Joseph P. Veely, secretary and one of
the prime movers of the association,
"liooauso we are Isjlng robbed lu order
that the big fellows may escape,"
The poor man and tho man In me
dium circumstances must bear the tax
burdens, Tho rich corporations and
their stockholders escape.
Why Isn't the Heef Trust proceeded
against criminally? The United States
8iipreuie Court lu a decision rendered
March IS, 100(1, makes It easy to get
the packing gang now; much easier
than when they wero Indicted before.
The United States Supremo Court a
,V 'Tate named decided, In effect, that
under die Anti-Trust ws wltnese
could be compelled to testify nnd that
books nnd papers required must be
The worst form of anarchy lu Chi
cago Is that form which sets the tax
laws at detlauce ami saddles the bur
dens of the very rich upon the should
ers of the poor.
If you havo any doubt nbout what
onuses so much tuberculosis In Illinois
road tho fourth and (If Hi columns of
page U lu this paper.
Tho poor taxpayers of the city of
Chicago pay au Immense amount of
money annually for police and lire pro
tectlon for tho stock yards tax-dodgers.
The most awful thing In tho history
of this Itepubllc from Its foundation
to the present time, Is the open, fla
grant defiance by tho neef Trust of
tho permanent Injunction granted
ngalnst It by the Supremo Court of the
United Stntes. if tho Supromo Court
can bo flouted by multl-mlllloualre
law-breakers, what has become of our
Head nbout Armour, Swift, Mcltob
erts and tho rest of tho gang on pa gen
L, 3 and 0.
Government by Tax Dodgers and for
Tax Dodgers must coose lu Chicago,
If your taxes troublo you try Ar
Team owners and other victims of
tho wheel tax must remember that
such a tax would not bo necessary It
Armour, Swift and tho other multi
millionaire personal tax-dodgers paid
their Just dues to the municipality.
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