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A lot of cheap knockers are endeav oring to put him out of politics with their vapid imagination, but It takes more than Imagination to put a politi cal giant like Busse out of politics. We say political giant and we use the term a,dvlsedly and with deep ap preciation of Its full meaning. Busse is a political giant because he has always been true to his friends. He has the same friends to-day that ho had Ave years ago and this means that he Is unbeatable. He has a Word, a thing that Is a marvel In politics nowadays. He hns kept faith with the people This Is shown by the faithful man ner In which he has adhered to the provisions of the Civil Sorvico law. An ardent partisan himself and a life-long and steadfast 'Republican, ho has never lnterterod with Democratic Civil Service employes and-every one of them who is a man will tell you that no mayor ever treated his sub ordinates with more consideration or spared the party whip more than Busse. Even the men who aro out shouting for HarrlBon for mayor have been al lowed to shout all they wanted to, for that missing link, as long as they at tended faithfully and carefully to their duties to the city. Under Mayor Busse's administra tion no Iroquois fires have occurred to send COO human belngB nt once to an untimely end and to All thousands of homes with sadness and sorrow. No coroner's jury has ever held him to the grand Jury for mal-admlnlstra-tion of his o.llc9. or for carelessness in the enforcement of the law. The public works department has been nrncticallv without scandal ex cept such scandals as wore occasion ed by the disclosure by Busse's ap pointees of the misdeeds of Democratic contractors and Democratic pets, fast ened to the department by previous Democratic administrations. The water office has been conducted In a clean and upright manner, and blind pipes, untaxed and fraudulent, leading to tho concerns of big corpora tions and their factories have not been tolerated under Busse's administration, nti Uiey were under some of hte pre decessors. Oh, no) Whatever Fred Busse's faults may bo, and no man Is without them, his offlclnl record has been spot Idas and clean. Compared to some of his predecessora and present critics, It shines out like a diamond amidst a heap of mud. The detective bureau under Busse has been a credit to the city of Chi cago. The administrations of P. D. O'Brien and Stephen B. Wood contrast sharply because of their cleanliness with the administration of the detective bureau under Harrison. S Remember the scandals of that time in the detective bureau, you critics, and then contrast them with the un broken record of decency and efficiency that O'Brien and Wood have estab lished. Busse has not had to let any chief of police go on account of graft or the prevalance of graft In the department. Can all of his predecessors and some of his critics say the same? The fire department, from the. head of which Mr. Harrison removed Denis J. Bwenle, the greatest Are marshal that the world' ever saw, has run along without scandal and has attained Its old time efficiency under Busse. Harrison changod Are marshals three times and the rank and. file of the de partment did not know whether they wero on foot or on horseback half the time. It was durlng,Harrlson's unfortunate administration that the Iroquois The ater fire occurred, which robbed 000 Chicago families of their nearest and dearest. The grand vjury has not been called upon to indict any of Busse's cabinet for defalcations or for derelictions of duty that Involved violations of the law. How many of his predecessors can say as much? Beforo Busbo became mayor the peo plo had to hire street sprinklers them selves to keep microbes out of their houses and dust out of their lungs. Busse has all the. streets that are paved sprinkled at the expense of tho city, and the taxpayers can use the money they used to pay to the sprin kler grafters for something else. Compare tho street car system under Busse with the stret car system under Dunne and Harrison. There Is an old saying that "Com parisons are odious." A comparison of this kind must cer tainly be odious to the backers of Har rison and Dunne. There Is nothing perfect In this world, but, compared with the wlshy washy i policy and the horrible traction service of the Harrison administration, tho traction servlco now Is perfection Itself. Mr. Harrison made tho most of the fraction question to re-elect himself to office. Mr. Busso has made the most of It to give tho peoplo good sorvico. Harrison talked municipal owner ship on the stump nnd admired the stand of the "underlying bond holders" and stockholders on tho quiet. His whole administration was aimed at tho demoralization of the traction lines and the banding of bull con to the voters with a green goods smllo on the side. He left office without accomplishing anything except a complete and un broken record of porfect attention to a regular signing of the payroll every month for eight years. Of Mr. Dunne's administration It is not necessary to speak. Dunne was a good-hearted, honest man, born to be a Judge, but not to be a politician. He believed that every man who wore long hair and cloth gaiters, who published a newspaper by passing a tin cup; who picked his teeth' with a bomb and who believed that each citizen with a tailor-made suit was an enemy to society, was all right and should be given a show. He also gave short haired women and clergymen who had escaped the trial board a chance. And he was so broad In his poll- VJ- anthropy that he took In Walter L. Fisher. That settled htm. Busse was quite the reverse When ho wus sworn In as Mayor, he became Mayor himself. He gave every anarchist his skldoo and sent him back to his lair to lance red hots with a long fork. He took tho "peculiar people" from the school board and replaced them with men of understanding and good common sense. He made the traction companies come to time and settled that question In a Jiffy. He ensured through routing on the street cars, so that every man and woman could ride twenty-five or thirty miles for a nickel. He got better cars for the people. He made the street railroads pay S3 per cent of their gross receipts to the city. All this and more. He does not keep a lounge In his office to sleep away half tho day as did some of his predecessors. He has met all comors and all call ers. He has made a pretty good mayor, about as good a mayor as it is pos sible for any man to make In a great big overgrown city like Chicago. He has satisfied his friends. If he has dissatisfied his enemies, so much the hotter. The Engle, with most of tho manly men of Chicago, likes Busso for the enemies he has made. The Tribune In un editorial on the death of Governor Johnson says that he was not a man of great intellect. As he was never employed upon the Tribune this Is probably true. Be sides, he was not a Republican, The "bulls" cleaned up $50,000 for their "benevolent association" by blackmailing saloons, houses of 111 fame, business houses, packers, nnd everybody else. As long ns they ran do tills so easily, the pollco pension law should bo repealed and the tax payers saved that much money. In the death of Qovornoi" Johnson of Minnesota tho Democratic party loses 6ne of the few honest men that it has who are presidential timber. The nation loses a son whoso 1 1 to was i lesson to the youth of the whole country, r A lesson that teaches the way to Honorable fame. 'Every ruffian on the police forco should be fired. This is not Russia. Policemen are employed to keep tho poace not to club the people. The sooner Inspector Healy gets rid of Sergeant Joseph Beutell, the better it will be for the police department. iSfeal. i - dAti BBBBBBBBBBBST4tkMBBBBBBBBBBS raiidusLt ;4 BSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSfll iHBiiB' -LfafsTsTsTsTsTsTsTaTi BBBHBBBBLVt -KpiiiiiH bHBbbKu-'Ibbm BHBBVltBH BBbBBBBBBjBBbbbbbbbbbbbBSSL.' u BbsssssssssssssI bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbsbsbbbbbbbbbbbsbbbWbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbI BbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbS 'bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbI Ibbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1 - FRED A. BU88E, Faithful and Hardworking Mayor of Chicago. l The charges against this man show the sort of treatment people have been getting at that station for long be foro Healy took hold there. The Chicago Eagle for many years has been calling attention to the fact that the Jury Commission or Its em ployes has been paying particular at tention to tho drawing of trust repre sentatives on grand Juries. For a long tlmo Tho Eagle published regularly n long list of sonio of those names. Tho law requires that 15,000 names bo placed in a box nnd the venire drawn at random. Mow happened It then that for months and years every venlro had from two to sevon names of mem bers of the beef trust, for Instance, out of thirty or forty names drawn? How came it that the steel trust, .which owns establishments where men are killed so often by falling Into vats of molten steel, was often represented? Was this chance? This Is not an ago of chance. It Is an age of money. Illinois has a law against trusts and n very strict one. Why then wero officers of trusts, somo of whom con fessed their guilt In Federal courts, so often chosen on Cook County grnnd Juries? The records speak for them selves, Clerks in tho office wero so proud of drawing these distinguished citizens that they gave them to the papers with loud eclat. On ono occa sion they drow nine bankers on tho venlro, Just to show what they could "do. If they can pick their own men for grand Juries they can pick their own men for petit Juries, Wo think that Wayman hns this crowd going nnd tho penitentiary walls would look well outside of the dirty gang. There ore too many men on tho po lice force like Sergeant Joseph Beutell of the Chicago avenuo station. Chief Steward, It wo understand him correctly, Will not stand for desk sergeants who hit citizens in tho eye, knock them down, throw them Into cells nnd lock them up for asking civil questions. Mayor Busse himself called down ! the gang ot loafers at the Chicago ave- - d .T'Vft.'Mfi. t: 'r V, . nue station a few months ago. There are altogether too many bruisers and toughs In uniform at that station. Fred W. Blockl, John T. Connory, Charles J. Voptcka, Andrew J. Gra ham, Harry R. Gibbons, John E. Trae ger, Ernst Hummel, William L. OlCon nell and Lockwood Honoro each have a host of supporters for the Democrat ic nomination for Mayor. We notlco that a number of dead beats who havo officiated In alleged prominent capacities in Democratic national conventions, but nover as delegates, are flocking to Chicago. What schemes they are up to Is hard to say, but Hell or St. Louis could probably tell If tho weather thero per mitted a personal Investigation in either. Policemen who maltreat citizens should be discharged from tho force. It is bad enough for officers to shoot Chinamen and' Innocent persons re turning from work, .but the knocking down and beating of citizens who make complaints at stations Is some thing new oxcept at Chicago avenue. The following Is taken from the Record-Herald ot , September 18: Desk Sergeant Joseph Beutel, ot the East Chicago avenuo station was suspend ed from duty Tuesday and charges will be preferred against him for beating nnd kicking Charles Schott, a, real estate dealer at 111 West Chi cago avenue. Tho real estato man said that he went to tho station Thursday night to sign a bond of $400 for Edward Patwell, charged with disorderly conduct, and, offered to schedule- $20,000 worth ot real es tato. Tho sergeant, Instead of accept ing tho bond, hit Schott In the eye, knocked him down, kicked Jilm and skinned his ankles. In addition, Schott was arrested and Jailed on n chargo of resisting an of flcor. Municipal Judgo Crowo dis missed til, chargo and Schott Imme diately nfterward called at Mayor Busse's office. Tho mnvor became Interested. One ot Schott'a eyes was puffed out and dlscoored. Tho mayor, asked to see tho bruises on tho body ot tho com plainant and he quickly showed them, Colonel I.o Roy T, Steward was next seen and he asked for, an affidavit from Schott. A few minutes later a message was sent to the North Side police station, and Sergeant Beutel was not permitted to work last night. Mr, Schott gave tho name ot a friend who accompanied him to the station. "When I got through with Beutel before the pollco trial .board I will bring suit against him," explained Schott. "I want to get damages and place him In Jail for six months. I will gladly pay hlB board .while there." GULLOM WITH BUSSE. The Mayor and the Senator Will Control All of the Federal Patronage Here. The Hybrids Who the Lines Will Get Badly Left. The Senior Senator from Illinois Will Stand for No Injury to Busse. Office Seekers Who Aided Junior Senator Hear Settlement Day Is Postponed. Will Agree to No Patronage Distribution Aimed at Mayor Busse, It Is Said. From Monday's Chicago Tribune: "Settlement day" for the Republican and Democratic members of the legis lature who voted for William Lorimer for United States 8enator has been de layed again, and the patriots who went Into the combination which Bhnped the Hopkins toga upon the Lorimer shoulders, have been Informed that they get no federal Jobs until after the extrn session ot the general assembly. The fact ot the matter, according to n well Informed political leader yester day, Is that the only chance which Lorimer appears to possess to get his hands on Illinois federal Jobs Is to use his Inftuenco with Senator Aldrlrh nnd Speaker Cannon and tho Senate and House organizations at Washington to get tho Junior Senator from Illinois within hailing distance of President Tnft. "You can put this down ns certain," 'said this political leader, who has been In intimate touch with the course ot affairs at Washington, "there will bo no federal patronage disposed of in Chicago or Illinois unless Senntor Shelby M. Cullom Is satisfied." He explained this remark by tho statement that ho meant that no fed eral patronage will go to Lorimer for distribution to tho Lorimer crowd in Illinois ovor the protest of Senntor Cullom. He said that this condition does not apply to cases where Presi dent Tnft will proceed to choose fed eral officials upon his own Initiative and without regard to so-called Sena torial courtesy. "Another thing," ho continued, "Sen ntor Cullom will approve not a single Lorimer nomination so long as Lori mer keeps up his attempt to put Fred Busso out ot the political gamo in Chi cago." It was admitted freely by high do greo politicians during the day that an attempt by the Lorimer following to wage a war of extermination upon Mayor Busso ns a first step toward making Lorlmor tho dominating boss of the Illinois Republican organization before 1915 means an immediate break between Senator Cullom and Senntor Lorimer. Tho lenders of nil factions believe in their hearts that Cullom will stand by tho mayor to u gilt-edged finish. This Is said to bo a perfectly rea sonable political proposition. When Richard Yates fought Sonntor Cullom In tho primary of 1900, Mayor Busso was In sole chargo of tho Cullom cam paign in Cook county. Tho senior Sen ntor turned over all of tho handling ot his political welfare in Chicago to Busse, who was not then tho mayor. Senator Cullom paid not the slightest heed to tho progross of the battle In the city and tho result, which to a largo extent prevented Senator Cul loin's defeat at tho hands ot Yates, is credited by Cullom to Busse's manage ment. While he was in tho legislature, both as a Representative nnd Sonntor, Busse was a recognized Cullom lender, nnd the 190G campaign was not tho first In which tho mayor was a conspicuous factor In behalf ot Senator Cullom. Under such circumstances men who follow the political gamo can easily figure tho strong possibility of Senator Cullom going to the limit In backing Deploy Between the mayor and the mayor's friend In nny Illinois political squabble, and the repeated rumors which have reached Chicago from Washington that there Is an almost open rupture between the two Illinois Senators are generally ac cepted as true. Under such circumstances, tho Lor Inter men In the Legislature are get ting thoroughly worried as to when they can begin working for tho gov ernment on the cholco Federal Jobs which aro said to havo been peddled out at Springfield during tho progress ot tho Senatorial deadlock last win tor. Ono or .two of tho overanxious havo been looking for news from tho front and to them came tho word that thero will be nothing doing un til after tho holiday recess of Con gress nnd moro particularly until after the Illinois Legislature has In dicated tho courso which It will take during Gov. Deneen's extra session. One of the members of the State Senate, according to report, was prom ised one of the "blg'fedornl places In tho northern Federal district of the State, and closed up his private busi ness affairs In probation for begin ning to labor on tho, Federal pay roll. Ho Is still on the waiting list. Tho belief Is held In substantial quarters .that Senator Lorimer finds, himself so hard pushed to deliver tho goods that he Is porfeotlng an appeal to Senator Aldrloh, to whose rescue ho hurried when tho Insurgent Sen ators were warming things up for tho tariff makers, and to Uncle Joe, seek ing to get them to use their Influ ence upon President Taft in behalf of himself and his friends. All over Illinois State politics be gins to sizzle, and the first real splut tering Is scheduled for State fair week nt Springfield, when tho gather ing of tho clans from all ovor the Stato will open up a chnnco tor a pre liminary tost ot tho now alignments, which aro expected as a result of the peculiar conditions existing between tho, old factional leaders. Tho Supremo Judgeship election In tho Fourth Supremo Court District next Saturday commands tho atten tion of tho entlro State, duo to tho bitter feeling which has been engen dered .ever since tho Macomb conven tion. Tho managers for Milton Mc Clure, tho Republican nominee, nnd of George A. Cooke, the Democratic can didate, admit tho rosult Is likely to bo close nnd dopondent ,entlrely upon tho slzo of tho vote which tho party organizations can get to tho polls. Gov. Deneen Is oxpected In Chicago to-night or to-morrow to moot with, his confidential political advisers for an Important talk about tho oxtra ses sion and other things porohanco tho Deneen candidacy for United States Senator to succeed Cullom. "Bruce Watson wants Lorlmor'a sent," says the Tribune. He Is noc very particular evidently about what ho wants. Chief ot Police Steward had a heart to heart talk Tuesday afternoon with the captains and lloutonants of tho North, Northwest, West nnd Southwest police divisions. Ho was acconmanled on his tour by Assistant Chief Schuot- tier. They went first to the East Chi-