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THE CHICAGO EAGLE.
TWELVE STRONG DEMOCRATS TALKED OF FOR MAYOR! Harry R. Gibbons, John T. Connery, Lockwood Honore, Charles J. Vopicka, Fred W. Blocki, Andrew J. Graham, John E. Traeger, Ernst Hummel, Charles F. Gunther, James Hamilton Lewis, Charles H. Wacker, Edward F. Dunne. Reduce Your Cost of Living TUB PAIR to tht wltoblo ttof that k ttt p tho quality of Ito mcrchandl no mattf how low it cuti tho prices. GROCERIES, MEATS AND PISH AMk Oeetla Hardware asd !Mt Aajsassale Seyatlea Hats ami Cane " iw mHisivrB mm aweasrs Wflffff . Jewel."jr awl Mverware IMlTl Taetfe 4 Ink Kvmvws THE FAIR aa,AMMMlMtarafc rkMtEMkMpi MdterfcnraM Chlaage-imalloheel I art fey 1. 4. Uhmin are preserved and civil and religious liberty guaranteed to all. ' Under tho Initiative and Referen dum the rights of tho minority will bo absolutely ignored. It will bo posslblo to force laws upon tho statute book under tho Inl tatlvc and Referendum that will Im peril the rights of a respectable min ority. Actlvo petition circulators will load every ballot with measures aimed at tho rights of others. Personal liberty will cease to exist in large cities, and In smaller places of course. Purely religious questions such ns the saying of prayers, and reading of the blblo in tho public schools will be the subject of constant agitation. Tho Initiative and Referendum will provo to bo a great step towards the destruction of the republic and tho obliteration of tho era of toleration and.goQd feeling that now blcsscB the land. Outside of tho Feeble-Mlndcd Re formers the only people who aro cry ing for tho Initiative and Referendum aro a lot of frothy anarchists who wero II red out of Europo for their cru sado against bathing and who have been restless ever since tho lako front has been closed to all night lodgers. As for a Corrupt Practices Act the only peopla urging the passage of one aro' otllce boys and attornoys for cor porations who hopo by tho passago of such a law to divert suspicion from tho lino work of their concerns with councils and legislatures. Tho Corrupt Practices Act of Ore gon docs not provido for tho punish ment of bribe givers or bribe takers. Thero aro laws in Oregon and in Illi nois too, today, that tako caro of thoso offences. Tho Corrupt Practices Act of Ore gon, which tho Fceble-Mlndod Re formers wish to foist on the peoplo of Illinois, prohibits: Promises of appointments In re turn for political support. Solicitation or accoptanco of cam paign contributions from or payment of contributions by persons holding appointive positions. Publication or distribution of anony mous letters or circulars regarding candidates or measures before the peoplo. Use of carriages In conveying voters to tho polls. Actlvo electioneering or soliciting votes on election day. Campaign contributions by quasi public or certain other important classes of corporations generally af fected by legislation. Soliciting candidates to subscribe to religious, charltablo, public, and soml public enterprises; but this does not prohibit regular payments to any or ganization of which the candidate has been a member, or to which be has been a contributor for more- than six months boforo his candidacy. Contribution of funds In tho name of any other than the person furnish ing tho money. Treating by candidates as a means of winning favor. Payment or promise to reward an other for tho purpose of inducing him to becomo or retrain from becoming or cease being u candldato, or solici tation of such consideration. Setting on an election by a candl dato, or betting on an election by any other person with intent to Influence the result. From tho above It will bo seen that tho so-called Corrupt Practices Act Is simply a "respoctablo" cry of Stop Thief! coming from men whoso head3 and arms are buried in graft, and in tho spoils of crooked legislation. To divert attention from their own lino work and tho villainy they aro constantly engaged in, they would hao tho voter believe that tho "Cor rupt Practices" which are really dan gerous are: Promising a man a Job. (living a voter a carriage ride. Iliiylnf a voter a glass of beer or a cigar, Asking a man to voo for a person on election day, Olvlng a dollar to a church. Mownr OfflC SMBBllM Flees m Smoker' Shirts, Collars aatf Cuffs portta aoods avVJVVBI Teats aatf Awatafs Treats an4 Mt Cases Umbrellas Underwear Watchaa Betting a hat or a pair of gloves on an election. Tho Corrupt Practices Act ought be called "An act to show that Foeblo Minded Reformers havo a standing in politics." Tho Initiative and Referendum ought to bo called an "Act to Install popular tyranny, In tho place of de liberative justlco and to destroy the rights of minorities." Tho Recall should bo dubbed "an Act to forbid public ductals from fly ing in tho faco of public clamor oven when public clamor is wrong, as it generally is." It was popular clamor and the fear of tho Recall which actuated Pontius PJlate, the Roman governor, when he reluctantly ordered tho most awful tragedy of all time. i In nominating Thomas Taylor, Jr., for the vacancy on the Superior Court bench to succeed Judge McEwen, the Republicans aro naming for that bench one of the best qualified men that has ever aspired for a seat upon it. Mr. Taylor Is ono of the ablest and most highly esteemed lawyers In Cook County, with a long and honor able record to his credit. Ho will prove an honest, fearless and pains taking Judge. Mr. Taylor has been eighteen years master In chancery of the Circuit Court of Cook County, and is one of tho best known men in the legal profession. Ho was born fifty years ago, and his boyhood was spent at Canton, 111., whero ho attended the public schools. Ho then entered Knox Collego at Galcsburg, worked his way through and was graduated in 1881. Among his classmates wero Judge Merrltt W. Plncknoy, E. A. Bancroft, S. S. McCluro and Robert Mather. Ho was actlvo in collego affairs, and was president of tho loading literary so ciety. Mr. Taylor entered tho law school at Harvard In 1882. Again working his way, ho was graduated with honor in 1885, receiving tho de grco of LL. B. Almost immediately ho was admitted to tho Suffolk Coun ty (Massachusetts) bar, and for a year practiced in Boston In tho offlco of Burdette & Gooch. He camo to Chi cago in 1887, and since that time has been actively engaged in law practice As master in chancery ho has heard and decided moro than 1,500 civil suits. Mr. Taylor's namo is on the roster of tho Chicago University, Law, City, Hamilton and Marquette Clubs. He is on the executive committee of tho Illinois Huraano Society, is vice president of the Onwentsla Club, and Is a momber of tho Chicago, Illinois and American Bar Associations. Gov ernor Deneen in 190G appointed him a delegate to the Congress on Uniform Law. Mr. Taylor's homo is in Wlnnet ka. Tho biggest, fattest, juiciest, Bteal that has been contemplated In Cook County since its organization is tho pjoposed "forest preserve" net. A number of real estate speculators aro at tho bottom of it and they have been at work on tho schomo for a long time. Their plans aro all perfected. Thoy cannot full. Their proposition is said to bo hid den away on tho littlo ballot and ap proved of by tho unthinking voters who raako tho littlo ballot a farco by swallowing ovory bad proposition that it contains. Somo time ago, it Is said, a few real estate sharks evolved a great plan. They wero In need of now lands "rlpo for subdivision" so thoy hiked tbomselves out to tho borders of tho Dosplalnes and to other points whom thoy secured options on u lot of tho most useless real ostato to bo found anywhere. Somo of it was along river bankH and was ornamented with dwarf and stunted trees and other river bank growths. Other pieces wero In other sections of tho county, "timbered with apologies for forests." Having secured these options tho conspirators aro allogcd to have inter ested sundry peoplo in their great battle for a "forest preserve." By "forest presorvo" thoy meant the sale of tho land on which thoy had acquired options, to tho county at an enormous advanco In prlco. Rather a costly kind of preserves. Then, when tho county had pur chased tho plata described as "forest proservo" the scheme was to subdivide the land adjoining it and sell It at high prices to suckers looking for suburban lota convenient to public parka. It Is wonderful how a scheme like this catches on In Chicago. It took like wild fire. , "The forests must be preserved." The cry caught the woman's clubs and the dally newspapers dominated by woman's clubs. Meanwhile the conspirators laughed In their sleeves. They had everybody Interested and tho haul would be a big one. Well, tho schemo Is up to the people and tho fellows behind It aro euro they cannot lose. There's millions in it. Millions from tho taxpayers and millions from thoso who will buy tho "beautiful lots adjacent to tho forest proservo" after tho schomo Is ap proved on election day. And It will bo approved, because thero Is too much money in It to fall. Following is to Republican County Central Committee: Ward. 1 Francis P. Brady 2 Chauncey Dewoy 3 Milton J. Foreman 4 Charles L. Strook G T. J. Finucano 6 John R. Thompson 7 Roy O. West 8 John J. Hanberg 0 William J. Cooke 10 William B. Burke 11 J. B. Bidwlll, Sr. 12 August W. Miller 13 David W. Clark 14 D. A. Campbell 15 George A. Mugler 1C John F. Devlne 17 Isadore H. Hlmes 18 Leland Berz ' 19 Christopher Mamer 20 Homer K. Galpin 21 Fred A. Busse 22 B. E. Clettenberg 23 C. W. Andrews 24 L. A. Brundage 25 Isaac J. Bryan 20 John C. Cannon 27 Wlllord M. McEwen 28 Joseph F. Haas 29 Matt A. Mueller 30 Thomas J. Healy 31 Charles S. Deneen 32 Charlos W. Vail 33 Edward E. Ertsman 34 William Lorlmer 35 Frederick Lundin COUNTRY TOWNS. Georgo Mann, Harvey. William II, Weber, Blue Island. Peter M, Hoffman, Des Flalnes Allen S. Ray, C37 North Euclid ave nue, Oak Park. William Busse, Mount Prospect. George W. Paulln, 1908 Sheridan Road, Evanston. 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Tansey Joseph Strauss 16 Stanley Kunz Frank Koraleski 17 William Devcr Stanley, Klelczynskl 18 John Brennan ' W. J, Gaynor 19 John Powers Thomas Gallagher 20 John J. Hayes George L. McConnoll 21 John F. O'Molley Jacob H. Hopkins 22 Herman J. Bauler or Thomas Sturch (Contest) James R. Lyons 23 Frank Brandecker D. W. Sullivan 24 John Hyncs. Josoph A. Weber 25 Harry R. Gibbons William F. Qulnlan 2C Patrick F. Haynes Matt Evert 27 Nell Muhrlo' Fred D. Brolt 28 Frank C. Burko J. J. Tngney 29 Joseph A. Swift Thomas Conroy 30 D. D. McCarthy William J. Cronln 31 James A. Long Terrenco Moran 32 M. J. O'Connor John P. Smith 33 C. De Haan John J. Leonard 34 Frank S. Ryan William P. Feeney 35 John S. Clark Michael J. Collins The country members are: Frank H. McCulloch and James Turnach, Evanston; William H. Stolte, Chicago Heights' J. J, O'Rourko, Harvey; Frank Keogh, Lemon t; Ross C. Hall, Oak Park; Walter A. Lantz, La Grange; Louis Rlcbter, Melrose Park; August Koelllng, Arlington Heights; Charles Stoffal, Cicero; Anthony Hunt, Wlnnetka. Tho biggest graft scheme Is the "forest presono" act which will be shoved through at tho polls on the littlo ballot. It will mako a lot of owners of worthless land along tho Desplalnes and at other places rich, but will never help tho people. It will rob tho taxpayer without giving him anything In return. Votors nt tho November election will bo nBked by the county board to approvo an ihsuo of $3,000,000 of bonds for tho construction of flvo new coun ty hospital buildings. The five struc tures to bo crcctod aro thoso rec ommended for Immediato construction by tho now county hospital commis sion in its report to tho board a week ago, Tho commission also recom monded an Issuo of $5,000,000 of bonds for construction of tho buildings which aro portions of tho tentative plans prepared by County Architect Holablrd, approved by tho commission and adopted by the board, These building consist of two, the surgical wards and administration building, which together constitute the Harrison street front, a now de tention hospital and a pathological lab oratory and morgue, The surgical wards and administra tion building will be erected In front ' of the present buildings and will not Interfere with their continued uso for patients. Only small portions of three wings of tho surgical wards will oc cupy any part of tho slto of the old building and theso parts will not be built unttl after tho main structure has been completed and the patients removo'd fm tho present bulldlag. When the aargical wards aro ready far occupancy, there will be beds for 800 moro patients than can be accommo dated In present quarters. What "reform" has accomplished to date: Secured the passage of a pri mary law which takes all powers out of the hands of the voters and plac ing the namlna; of candidates in the hands of a few men. Every street traversed by street cars must be kept sprinkled by the car companies under the provisions of tho following ordinance passed by the City Council: "Every person or corporation oper ating or maintaining street car tracks located In and along the different streets within tho city shall, except as otberwlso expressly provided In the respective ordinances under which tracks havo heretofore been or may hereafter be authorized to be laid, WHEN ORDERED SO TO DO BY THE COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS, keep molstoned and well sprinkled with water In a manner sat isfactory to tho said Commissioner, the several streefs upon and along which they or either of them may op erate and maintain his or Its respec tive railway tracks. Any person or corporation violating any of the provisions of this section shall be fined not less than twenty five nor more than one hundred dol lars for each offense, and each and every day on which any such person or corporation shall neglect, fall or refuse to comply with any of the pro visions of this section shall constitute a separate and distinct offenso." Forest preserve graft Is arousing the whole county and Chicago cannot afford to bo behind the times. The Plnchot-Balllnger matter Is of national interest. Upon receipt of a commis sion's report condomnlng the method of conducting the business of the stato forest preserves of New York, tho forest commissioner and bis lead ing assistants reslgnod. Gov, Hughes promptly accepted tholr resignations. Extravaganco and graft plainly showed, in the transactions of the commissioner's office. The most dangerous proposition now before the public Is the Initia tive and referendum. It is the pet hobby of every frothing anarchist in politics, It Is revolutionary because it takes away tho last prop of con servatism in our system of govern ment and opens the way for popular clamor to rule. Tho great neod of this country Justnow is conservative government. Radical government nevor did any good and never will do any good. Somo amendments to the constitu tion of the United States passed in obedience to popular clamor prove this and the Injury they have worked to somo parts of the country, notably , the south, prove the folly and unwis dom of hasty and unthinking legisla tion. The fathers of the republic were wlso when they provided for a dele gated form of government This coun try has grown because of the wisdom AUd conservatism displayed by the delegates of the people who have been its lawmakers. The Initiative and ref erendum will destroy all this and put chaos on the throne instead of order, i POLITICAL TALK News From the Various Training Camps Gives a Line on What Is Going On. Following are the complete figures of the registration this year as com pared with (the registration of two years ago: Total. Total. 1910. 1908. First 7,660 9,525 Second 10,214 11,984 Third 10,008 11,858 Fourth 7,242 8,396 Fifth 8,572 9,359 8lxth 16,673 18,122 Seventh 19,125 20,923 Eighth 9,021 9,914 Ninth 4,328 5,298 Tenth 4,993 5,995 Eleventh 6,884 8,555 Twelfth 12,697 13,296 Thirteenth 12,795 13,472 Fourteenth 10,502 11,278 Fifteenth 9,558 10,931 Sixteenth 7,227 8,784 Seventeenth 6,248 8,262 Eighteenth 8,212 8,346 Nineteenth T 6,076 7,842 Twentieth 11,207 13,282 Twenty-first 10,159 12,666 Twenty-second 6,767 8,284 Twenty-third 8,227 0,509 Twenty-fourth 9,402 9,850 Twenty-fifth 22,054 21,316 Twenty-sixth 15,479 14,836 Twenty-seventh 19,765 18,385 Twenty-eighth 12,084 12,667 Twenty-ninth 9,576 10,121 Thirtieth .' 9,671 10,794 Thirty-first 14,487 15,116 Thirty-second 14,285 14,953 Thirty-third 11,120 11,489 Thirty-fourth 13,708 12,439 Thirty-fifth 11,484 11,500 Total , 376,250 409,431 Following Is the straight Democratic ticket: Sheriff, Michael Zlmmer. County Treasurer, William L. O'Connell. County Clerk, R. M. Sweltser. County Judge, John E. Owens. President County Board, Peter Bartzen. County Commissioners: Peter Bart sen, L. J. Coffey, Dr. Geo. Sultan, Joseph Fitzgerald, Frank Ragan, Stan ley J. Kuflewskl, -Charles Olennon, Joseph Mandl, D. J. Harris, Bartley Burg. ( Member Board of Review, Thomas J. Webb. Member Board of Assessors, Frank W. Koraleski. Clerk Probate Court, John A. Cer venka. Clerk Criminal Court, F. J. Walsh, President Sanitary Board, Thomas A. Smyth. Trustees Sanitary Board: Thomas A. Smyth, Thomas L. Sullivan, Edward Kane. Judge Circuit Court, Edward O. Brown. Judges Superior Court: William E. Dover, Thomas C. Clark, Charles A. McDonald, Martin M. Gridloy, Richard E. Burke, Wm. F. Cooper. Judge Superior Court (to fill vacan cy), Joseph H. Fitch. Judge Probate Court, Ode L. Rankin. Judges Municipal Court: John R. Caverly, Thomas F. Scully, Charles A. Williams, Harry P. Dolan, Joseph Sabath, Jacob H. Hopkins, W, W. Witty, J. J. Rooney, James O. Martin. Vote against the "forest preserve" grab on the little ballot. It is a scheme of real estate sharks to sell Phoat Mala 4498 QBRAQHTY & CO. Badges and Buttons, Muslin and Oilcloth Signs 61 Lm Salle Street, THI PAOTORV It TH1 PLAOI TO BUY furs at Reasonable Prices fur Coats. Neckwear, and Muffs FUI DEMIlin Ml HUMEUM II JUL IMICKS GEO. W.PAUL LIN STEWART IUILIINI, N. W. CORNER STATE ARR WASNINITON STREETS , FOURTH FLOOR. CATALOIUE MAILER FREE. their scrub timber Ian la Caak County to the people at exerWtaat prices. Railroad men are going to take a very active part in. the pending can paign. President W. G. Lee of the Brother hood of Railroad Trainmen has mad public a list of questions which has been mailed to all lodges of his or ganisations, the Brotherhood of Loco motive Engineers and the Order of Railway Conductors, to be submitted to all candidates for congress and state legislatures, asking as to their stand on legislation affecting the three organizations. v "Counting our membership of 112, 000 and their friends, we control a million votes," said Mr. Lee. "These votes will be cast as the candidates answer." The issues on which candidates will be asked to express an opinion are: "An act providing for compensation to workers when Injured in the serv ice of a railroad. "An employers' liability law with out a contributory negligence clause except In coses of misconduct "Government Inspection of locomo tlvo boilers.. "Compulsory arbitration, which rail way workers oppose. "An obstruction and clearance bill preventing the building of all struc tures near railroad tracks. "An anti-injunction bill. "A bill allowing fraternal maga zines tho same privileges as any other publication. "A bill regulating the number of experienced workmen in a crew and providing for amendments to the six-teen-hour continuous-service law." Following is the straight Republican ticket: Sheriff, Frank A. Vogler. County Treasurer, Thomas J. Healy. County Clerk, Joseph P. Haas. Clerk Criminal Court, John Kjel lander. Clerk Probate Court, Guy Guernsey. Superintendent of Schools, A. O. Coddlngton. County Judge, Lewis Rlnaker. Probate Judge, Charles 8. Cutting. Board of Assessors, Oscar Hebel. Board of Review, F. D. Meacbam. President County Board, William Bubso. County Commissioners: Frank C. Leland, Joseph M. Dennis, W. E. Col burn, L. H, Mack, August Draeger, A. G. Lanlo, Georgo K. Schmidt, Carl R. Cblndblom, Joseph G. Ellas, Oscar R. Helstrom. President Sanitary District, Robert R, McCormlck. Sanitary Trustees: R. R. McCormlck, H. F. Eldmann, William H. Baker. Superior Court Judges: Albert C. Barnes, Edward J, Brundage, Axel Chytraus, George A. Dupuy, Henry V. Freeman, Jesse Holdom. Superior Court Judge (to fill vacan cy), Thomas Taylor Jr. . Judges Municipal Court: John C. Scovel, John H. Hume, M. Brugge meyer, Stephen A. Foster, McKensla Cleland, Michael F. Glrten.-John W. Honston, John R. Newcomer, Frank Crowe. Government by so-called millionaire clubs must cease In Chicago If we are to havo government by the people. Chicago, III.