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wTT3'!"'"! ' g 9, fTjh itfiry 1yt 1 iaSSSSi. f ru f 21 entered at Second data Matter October II, 1889. at the Pott Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act af March 3rd, 1879 NINETEENTH YEAR, NO. 20. SOLID FOR SULLIVAN. The Democracy of Cook County Wants to See Him, Re-elected National Committeeman. Harrison Is Turned Down Cold by His Own Marching Club. Out-of-Town Interference with Chicago Politics, Will Not Be Tolerated by Democrats. The Jacksonville Bunch Can Raiie Cabals in Their Home Towns, Not in Chicago. v 'The Regular Democratic Organization Will Garry Every District in the County of Cook. One of the largest meetings of repre sentative Democrats held In Chicago In years assembled at the. headquarters of the County Democracy Murchlng Club liiHt Sunday afternoon and on dorHed Hryiin for President and Itoger ('. Sullivan for National Committee mun. The resolution pledging the support of the club to Hrynu wan Introduced by former Justice C. Dooley. The tes olutlon proper was preceded liy where ases, In which the policy and perform ance of the Kepubllciitl jiarty wan scathingly arraigned and the hope ex pressed for a great Democratic Victory In 'November. Then the resolutions concluded ; Resolved, Ily the County Democracy Marching Club of Chicago, that we In dorse and commend the candidacy of William Jennings llryan for PresliL-ut or the United States, and pledge to him our undivided support In securing his nomination and election. The resolutions Indorsing Mr. Sulli van for re-elect Ion as National Commit teeman were received with hind cheers and were adopted by acclamation, after being read us follows: Whereas, The Honorable Hoger C. .Sullivan, .Democratic committeeman from Illinois, has always been an ac tive Democrat, being at present en-, iraged In the great work or the prepara tion and completion of the preliminaries for the coming National Convention to he held at Denver; and, Whereas, In his public addresses he has urged all Democrats and citizens, Irrespective- of, party or past differences, to earnestly supiort the principles and doctrines of the Democratic party 'ind likewise, to support whomsover they see lit to nominate; therefore be It Resolved, Jly the County Democruc.v .Marching Club of Chicago, that we heartily Indorse and recommend that the Honorable Itoger C. Sullivan 1st se lected to succeed himself as National Committeeman from Illinois. Over three hundred prominent party 'workers, representing every ward In Chicago, were there, and among others present was California II. Harrison, former Mayor of Chicago, who, with Millard Fillmore Dunlap, Is a directing spirit In the League of Skulls. Mr. Harrison did not relish the har monious spirit displayed on the occa sion, and left the meeting after making a few remarks, In which he said that be saw by the papers that ho was the only obstacle to harmony In Chicago. The hard blow dealt to Harrison and his down State allies at this meeting would be bard to over estimate. The (,'ook County Democracy March ing Club was started as a Harrison In stitution during the Incumbency of that gentleman as Mayor, and tho way Its members unanimously Indorsed Hoger C. Sullivan shows iMIIInrd Flllmoro Dunlap, Owen P. Thompson and Henry T. Italuey, the "kickers from Jackson ville," that a united Democracy in Chi a go Is opposed to their schemes. Owuev Thompson wants to bo Na tional Committeeman. So dors Dank Italuey. No docs California II. Harrison. So does Millard Flllmoro Dunlap. They all bolong to tho Lenguo of Skulls and aro not harmonious among themselves. Dunlap thinks that Thompson ought not to be a candidate because Thomp son Is u Judge on the bench. The objection that Dunlap's friends have to Italuey Is the fact that ho was a mileage grubber. Dunlap's objection lo Harrison Is that he lias no votes behind him. Ami while these fellows are quarrel ing among themselves over a plum that was never In their reach, ami that nev er will he, the eople who do the voting, and who know a real man from a lake front explosion, are solidly for Itoger C. Sullivan for re-election as Demo cratic National Committeeman. The regular organization will carry every district In Cisik County, and at least twelve out of the fifteen districts in the State outside of Chicago. The meeting of the Democratic State Central Committee on Wednesday fur nished tho proof, If any was needed, of rhow luslgiilllcaut the strength of Millard Fillmore Dunlap and oilier growlers against National Committee man Itoger C. Sullivan really Is. There Is nothing to.lt. Chairman llocschcustciu called the committee to order at 1 1 ::tO a. in. There were thirty-two of the thirty-four mem bers present in person or by proxy. Millard F. Duulup, who Is not a mem ber, stood In the rear of tho cluhroom. Mr. Dunlap had been buttonholing members and sending telegrams In the Sherman House lobby all tho forenoon. Itoger C. Sullivan proposed Ucorgo A. Cooke, of Aledo, for secretary, lo succeed Denis .T. Hogau. Truman Flantz, of Hancock County, seconded the nomination, ami Mr. Cooke, was unanimously elected. He Is a Demo crat of wide aiipialntance and has been (i member of tho legislature. Itefore the matter of a convent Ion cull was taken up Fred ICern, mayor of llellevllle, arose to Introduce his res olution Indorsing Mr, llryan. It was put to a vole at once, viva voce, and there was a murmur of surprise when one of tho committeemen voted "No." It was necessary to call the roll. Itoger C. Sullivan and all his Chicago friends voted "Aye." .lames A. Dona hoe, of Fast St. Louis, cast the single negative vote. Tho resolution was adopted, ,11 to 1. It follows: "Recognizing tho broad statesman ship of our great leader, Hon. William J. llryan, and with confidence In Ills marvelous ability to lead tho masses of this American-country along right Hues of Just principle and sound (Mil Icy, In admiration of his spotless Integrity and his matchless and untiring ellorls put forth for tho triumph of real Democ racy, wo hereby send to him tho sin cere and hearty greetings of this, tho Democratic State Committee of Illinois, emphatically Indorse, his candidacy for tho presidency of tho United States and hereby pledge lo him our collective nnd Individual support before mid nftor tho coining Denver Democratic convention." Tho resolution for tho convention call was then road by George Urcnnnn, pres ent ns proxy of John McCarthy. Tt provided for a convention April 23, composed of delegates "from tho sev eral counties, elected by tho county cen tral committees of each county, or In such manner ns tho said county commit too shall dctormlno." 1 This clauso proved tho bouo of con INDEPENDENT CHICAGO, 8ATUEDAY, MAKCH 28, 1908. ROGER O. SULLIVAN, Tha Unanimous Choica of Illinois Democrats for National tention lietween the Dunlap and Sul livan forces, Mr. I'lantz took up the light of the Dunlap faction for county conventions. Ho declare l county committees should not be allowed to name delegates to the State convention. Mr. I'lantz also rapped the State i ommltteo for India-slug any candidate, although he had Just voted for tho llryan resolutions. He then turned at tention to the new primary law and declared It was undemocratic and de ceitful. Winding tip wltli it reference to State's rights and the arrogance of federal courts, he moved that the call provide that county conventions should select State delegates. Frank Orr of Mount Sterling seconded the motion. .F. II. DeWolf of Fulton county spoke for the mot Ion. John A. Hogan of Taylorvlllo sup ported the county committee plan, de claring It was In accordance with dem ocratic Ideas of local self-government, (icorge M. Lo Crone of F.llliigham clos ed the debate for the Dunlap Ride. With a characteristic speech that was the hottest of the scshIou Mr. Sullivan attacked the Dunlap move ment. "There are some men that have licen trying to quibble, and take offense at whatever this committee may do," he said. "They go about talking about what the people want. Hut they don't mean the people, they mean themselves. "When they talk about country coun ty convent Ions they mean mass meet ings, (he kind the gavel rules. I liojie the committee In my county holds a county convention; but tho committee In every other county should decide what to do In Its unit county." Martin J. Dillon of Onlena moved that iMr. Plantz's amendment be, laid on the table. Mr. I'lantz expressed grief at some remarks Mr. Sullivan had made. .Mr. Sullivan explained nml cor dially was re-established. The Dunlap resolution was laid on the table by a vote of 211 lo 0. The regular Democrat le State organ ization and the regular county Demo cratic organization will both be upheld by the people. The outsiders and in terlopers as well as the other lepers will bo knocked out by Democratic ballots, California II, Harrison came back to Chicago ut a bad time. Unless ho climbs Into tho Sullivan hand wagon he will have very .little opportunity of emerg ing from obscurity. Tho City Council has passed an or dinance prohibiting all citizens from protecting themselves against thieves or I tivglars. Under this ordinance the owi'ovii'p of a llrearm Is'inudo n eerl oi's eiyense unless tho householder has a llceiiso for tho same. 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Ogden Armour's taxes are still very low, but the prleo of meat Is In the ascendant. Signs of u skyward course In tho price of dressed beef, mutton, pork and luiuh have caused the thrifty housewife some worry In tho last few days. lleef has advanced a cent a pound, mutton and lamb chops also have litre tuutcd between an Increase of 1 cent and 1',j cents u pound, while pork also has gone up 1 (.ear. Why some legal lights vaguely eon nectcd with the sanitary district can not pay their Just debts Is as much of a mystery to many people as Is the fact that such men are retained In any capacity. Outside of Addison lllakely, Pay the Costs (Jlhhous and California II. Har rison, we have not heard of any North Side Democrats who aro opposed to Hoger C, Sullivan. Tin re-election of Alderman Foell will be a hard blow at the United So cieties. "Settlement Winkers" Is a term that Is beginning to lie thoroughly under stood lu Chicago, Samuel Meltoherts will soon be turn ing hts charming glances lit the direc tion of the Hoard of Assessors. Chairman William () Council of tho Democratic County Central Committee Is one of the staimchest snpisirtors of the Hegular State Organization. If ever a regular party organization deserved support from tho voters, tho Democratic State and county organiza tion docs. They have done much hard work for the people and labored against great dllllcultles. Paul Hedlesko, as U'ho Uaglo has often said, Is one of the best olllclnls the city has over had. As Deputy Com missioner of Public Works ho has tin- IN NONE.' TWELVE PAOE8. Commltteaman. earthed a state of affairs In the water ollice long suspected to exist. He Jias discovered, among other things, that between :i.',(KNl and tf.'O.WH) wortli of property has been stolen, Including 1(H) missing water meters valued at front $.Vi to ifSdO each. That a duplicate set of city seals Is being used to assist property owners to get water for which they are not pay lug, one Instance of which Is alleged to be 27.o!2.ft I worth of water secured by the Chicago City Hallways Company at Its Western uu'iiue car barns lit th last live years. Nelson N. l.aniH'rt, Vice President of the solid old Fort Dearborn National flu ilk, Is one of the ablest as well as one of the most sipular hankers lit the 1'nlled States. The Institution of which he Is an otllcer Is generally recognized as one of the strongest and safest li.iuks In the country. Thieves, hold-up men and burglars can have' revolvers, but the City Coun cil has placed a ban on their owner ship by good citizens to protect their homes. What has become of all that "Water ways" talk that we heard so much about last year? Wasn't there enough In It for the graftersV Or was there so much graft lit It that the plotters got sea red V Hubert It, McCormlck, President of the Sanitary District, Is an honest, up right young mau and good public set vaut. One of the principal complaints made against Congressman Lorlmer Is the one charging his Inaccessibility lo his constituents. People living In Lor! iner's district who have called to see him on public business say that ho Is harder lo see than any public oillclal lu the country. Judge Walker's decision on the Sun day closing ballot Issue with strong, dear and to the point. Team owners and other victims of tho wheel tax must remember that such a tax' would not bo necessary If Armour, Swift and tho other multi millionaire personal tax-dodgers paid their Just dues to tho municipality. The Assessors have loft Armour, Swift and Company off so lightly that vehlclo owners will liavo to mako up tho delinquency. Tho worst form of nnnrclry In Chi cago is that form which Fcts tho tax laws at dcilauco and saddles the bar dans of tho very rich upon tho should ers of tho poor. Entered at Second Class Matter October 11,1889, at the Pott Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of March 3rd, 1879 Btf&Bc&? DEFY UNITED SOCIETIES Alderman Foell and Others Refuse to Sign Sunday Closing Pledge When Requested, Judge Walker Knocks Prohibition Fanatics Off the Platform in Decision. The People to Be Given a Right to Vote on Question at Issue. The Wasser Mucker's Brigade Will Now Face Public Wrath at the April Election. Personal Liberty Will Be the Great Battle Cry of the Campaign After This. Alderman Foell of the Twenty-tlrst Ward delles the United Societies, and at this writing has not signed the pledge against Sunday closing. This Is the ward lu which the North Side Turngcmelnde has Its headquar ters, and the members of that big or ganization tire sore ut Foell lu coiise ipiemv. Mr. Foell, however, evidently believes that he Is a bigger man than the Turn ers, and his opinion of the United So cieties Is easily guessed. Foell has an awful big opinion of himself, anyway. He recently declln.-d to attend the licruum Walters' ball. The very I ilea of going to such an affair was roptig mint to him. When Ilonore Palmer, who Is at least the social eiptal of Mr. Foell. was mu lling for Alderman he attended the Walters' ball and all other balls held In Ids ward, ami that fact didn't hurt him. Mr. Foell wants nothing to do with the United Societies or their Personal Liberty. Mr. Foell believes that he can beat the United Societies to a standstill In the Twent.v-llrst. with the Turners thrown In, TJie Dry Ituiid. as It is commonly called, or the Wind Vereln, as the or ganization of the Sunday closing fanat ics Is sometimes known, has been knocked out. Judge Charles M. Walker of the Cir cuit Court In an able opinion handed down on Tuesday decided that tho question of closing the saloons on Situ day should be placed upon the ballot at the April election and that the Hoard of Flection Commissioners erred In refusing to so print It. The Flection Commissioners refused to put the question on the ballot and the United Societies asked Judge Walker to mandamus them. Following is the gist of the Judge's division: "The question then Is; Does manda mus HeV It does, If the petitioners show that they have a clear legal right to have the thing done which they ask to be done and that It Is the clear legal duty of the respondents to do It. "In other -words. If the petitioners presented to the board of election com missioners: n 'question of public policy' under the public policy act, as alleged lu the petition It Is clearly the duty of the board to put that question upon tho ballot. If not, the board did right lu lefuslug the petition. "The form of tho question petitioned to be submitted Is; 'Shall all places where liquor is sold or given away lu this city upon Sunday bo clo-eil upon that day":' "The majority commissioners correct ly say, lu their decision attached to the petition as an exhibit, that the In tent of the public policy statute 'Is to procure an expression of public sen timent upon some policy of government for the purpos-o of bringing about through tho proper channel either the enactment of a now law or tho repeal, uindlllcatioii or amendment of one al ready upon the statute books; they fur ther say: 'That there Is now lu full form and effect lu this State a statuto prohibiting all Mich places remaining open Sundays; that a negative vote mi tin. iiiiotitliin u'imlil in. mil flnif tint ' -.,... "". . ,.... ...w WHOLE NUMBER 963 voters had declared that the saloon should remain open regardless of tho law, that the question proposed Is not whether the law should permit saloons to remain open on Sundays; but It Is whether a law, now lu force, shall or shall not bo obeyed.' "For the reasons stated, tho court further holds that the question propos ed clearly Is a question of public pol icy, not academic merely, but of vital Interest to the whole community, that the petitioners have a clear legal right to have it put upon the ballot and that it Is the clear legal duty of tho board, of election commissioners to put It there. "Therefore, the order of the court will bo that the demurrer Is overruled, and that tho writ of mandamus Issue, as prayed." Head about Armour, Swift, MeRob orts and tliu rest of the gang on pages 2, ;t and I). When you pay your wheel tax think of Armour, the multl-mllllonnire, who Is only taxod on one-fifth of $200,000 and who Is reputed to be worth over $100,000,000 In personal property. There Is going to ho tho biggest scan dal over tax matters that the towa has ever faced. Armour's Dodgeriuo Is highly recom mended for uso in the taxing season. Tho robbery of tho small property owners for the benetlt of the rich tax dodgers Is proceeding as usual. Why not tarn tfco Board of KsTttir over to Armour and Swift? Officials controlled by tax dodgers are getting too numerous lu Chicago. Tho packers aro not satisfied evi dently with tho great iutlueuce they apparently exercise over the Chicago Health Department, the Illinois Pure Food Department, ami the Drawers of grand Juries In Cook County. They have a tremendous influence with the Hoard of Assessors and Hoard of Review. For particulars sea p.igu !1 of this paper. Cougicss should at ouco add to tho meat Inspection law these three pro visions: 1 Packers should be obliged to bear all tho expense attached to In spection. 2 Packers should bo obliged to print date of canning on tho labels of all canned goods. .'I All meat lu transit should be In spected by tho government. We know of no man so well equip ped to dispose of Armour's Dodgorlno, when placed on the market, as Samuel Meltoherts. Why Isn't the lleef Trust proceeded against criminally? Tho Uiilted States Supremo Court lu a decision rendered Mlll-nll 1" 1IWin. llllll.-l'.S It- KI1SV- tt ,rr.f , . ..... .-, , .......... .. . ,,,v ,u hvv the packing gang now; much easier u&lWl ' kuafiUiir,.... , ,