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""'"","' '" '! i.i i THE CHICAGO EAGLE, TWELVE STRONG DEMOCRATS TALKED OF FOR MAYOR: Harry R. Gibbons, John T. Connery, Lockwood Konore, Charles J. Voplcka, 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 THE FAIR Is the reliable store that keep up the quality of Its merchandise no matter how low It cuts the prices. GROCERIES, MEATS AND FISH Athletic Coo AsrtowobBe Supplies) Boat and Launch Bicycles tar Oootfs Business Stationery Cutlery Cttara and Tobeeee Fteataf Tackle Rod -and Real Quae, Revolvers Ammunition Olovea Ootf Oooda Harass ami Saddlaa THE FAIR MM. Ahhm4 S. PltMCMhtml MtHOrSmMll Chloage-IetaBllohed l7 toy I. J. Lehman the attendance Is almost equally di vided between the sexes, there being 133.7SG boys and 131.7CG girls. The average dally attendance In all schools for Scptembor was 254,320, and the number of teachers In service Is 0,442. In tho high schools there aro 17.3S2 students enrolled for 1910, a slight gain over September, 1909, when, the high school enrollment was 1C.C13. It Is estimated that future enroll ments will bring the total number of pupils In the schools up to 305,000 by Jan. 1. Nicholas Mlchcls, the well known assistant states attorney, has resigned his position, It Is said, to tako tho stump during the remainder of tho campaign for tho Democratic ticket. It Is also known that ho has been of fercd a lucrative position as organizer of the Stato of Illinois of tho Liber ty League, which has already made great headway in Wisconsin, In tak ing up the breweries' and liquor deal era' aide of the prohibition question. Enforced removal of another bridgo la asked by tho Chicago Association of Commerce In a letter sent to tho war department at Washington. Tho' communication asked that the 12th street bridgo be ordered out beforo tho opening of navigation in' 1911 and that tho new bridgo bo of tho lift typo with IG-foot head room between Its floor and the water level and a 200-foot span between the abutments. The letter is signed by Charles L. Dcrlng, chairman of tho rivers and harbora committee, and by Harry A. Wheeler, chairman of tho executive committee. Following Is the managing commit teo of tho Democratic party In Cook county: John McCarthy, chairman; William O. Legner, secretary; F. W. Blockl, treasurer. Vlco Presidents Frank 8. Ryan, Edward J. Novak, John McGlllen, Peter Relnberg, Benjamin Rosenthal. Sergeant at Arras Thomas F. Lit tle. Members at largo: F. S. Poabody, McCormlck bldg. Thos J. Webb, 62G W. Randolph' street. John W. Eckhnrt, 311 N. Carpenter street. John J. McLaughlin, 145 La Salle street. BenJ. Rosenthal, 170 Wabash ave nue. John McCarthy, Hotel Metropolo. R. C. Sullivan, 150 Michigan avenue. Georgo E. Brennan, 200 La Salle street. William G. Legner, 960 N. Paulina street. E. J. Joyce, 1528 Turner avenue. L. P. Kelly, 308 Balrd avenue. Stephen Malato, Ashland block. C. R. Jandus, 112 Clark street. The complete list of Democratic ward committeemen follows: Wards. 1 John J. Coughlln Michaol Kenna 2 Hennry P. Downey John B. Ryan 3 Clem Kuohno Daniel Harris 4 James M. Dalley Henry stuckart 5 Charles Martin Patrick Carr 6 Wm. I O'Connell John P. Gibbons 7 ndward F. Brennan William Rothman 8 A. WJsnewskl John Mack 9 Donnls J. Egan Benny Kramer 10 Edward J. Novak Paul Rlssman 11 Fred Rhode Edward Straka 12 Frank W. Blewersdorf Anton Cermak 13 William H. Rogers William R. Skldmore 14 Patrick A. Nash Thomas F. Little 15 John P. Taniey Joseph Strauss 16 Stanley Kunz Hardware and Tools Hata and Cape Incubatora and Brooder Jewelry and Silverware Neckwear Neta and Selnea Office Suppllea Pipes and Smokers' Articles Shirts, Collars and Cuffs sporting ooods Tents and Awnings Trunks and Suit Cases Umbrellas Underwear Watches Frank Koralcskl 17 William Dover Stanley Klelczynskl 18 John Brennan W. J, Gaynor 19 John Powers Thomas Gallagher 20 John J. Hayes Georgo L. McConncll 21 John F. O'Malloy Jacob H. Hopkins 22 Herman J. Baulor or Thomas Sturch (Contest) James R. Lyons 23 Frank Brandccker D. W. Sullivan 24 John Hynes. Joseph A. Weber 25 Harry R. Gibbons William F. Qulnlan 26 Patrick F. Haynes Matt Evert 27 Nell Muhrlo Fred D. Brelt 28 Frank C. Burko J. J. Tagnoy 29 Joseph A. Swift Thomas Conroy 30 D. D. McCarthy William J. Cronln 31 James A. Long Tcrrence Moran 32 M. J. O'Connor John P. Smith 33 C. De Haan John J. Leonard 34 Frank 8. Ryan William P. Feoney 35 John S. Clark Michaol J. Collins Tho country members are: Frank H. McCulloch and James Turnach, Evans ton; William H. Stolte, Chicago Heights; J. J. O'Rourko, Harvey; Frank Keogh, Lemon t; Ross C. Hall, Oak Park; Walter A. Lantz, La Grango; Louis Richter, Molroso Park; August Koclllng, Arlington Heights; Charles Stoffal, Cicero; Anthony Hunt, Wlnnotka. Tho Fecblo Miudcd Reformers do claro themselves In favor of tho "Ro call," tho "Inltlotlvo and Referendum" and a "Corrupt Practices Act" Tho Recall Is tho greatest menace there Is to a Just administration of tho law. By virtue or Its operation any good odlclal who dared to do his duty In the faco of popular clamor, would havo bis ofllco taken away from him when a sufficient number of hot beads signed a petition and a majority let tho Rocall go through at tho polls. Under Its provisions, Lincoln, who was a minority president, would have been "recalled" several times. With a Recall In oporatlon Altgeld would have been taken out of the governorship because ho had the mor al courage to pardon tho alleged an archists; Judge McAllister, the great est Jurist that evor sat on the Illi nois bench, would havo been taken off and disgraced when the Board of Trade petitioned him to resign bo cause it did not llko his rulings In a celebrated caso. Every mayor that Chicago ever had would bo removed over and over again. Tho Recall mentis anarchy puro and simple Tho Initiative and Referendum menus tho recognition of mob tyr anny. It means the rule of tho majority without any deliberation at all. Tho founders of our government, Washington, Hamilton and Jefferson, no matter how they differed from each other on many groat mattors wcro united upon tho point that a delegate government was tho bent form of a popular government. Under the dolegate form of gov ernment, every matter submitted to a legislative body to bo onactod Into law, Is curofully scrutinized and Its effect upon tho people carefully weighed beforo It Is passed upon. In this way tho rights of minorities are preserved and civil and religious liberty guaranteed to all. Under tho Initiative and Referen dum tho rights of tho minority will be absolutely Ignored. It will be possible to forco laws upon the statute book under the Inl tatlve and Referendum that will Im peril the rights of a respectable min ority. Active petition circulators will load every ballot with measures aimed at tho rights of others. Personal liberty will cease to exist In largo cities, and In smaller places of course. Purely religious questions such as the saying of prayers, and reading of the bible In tho public schools will be tho subject of constant agitation. Tho Initiative and Referendum will prove to bo a great step towards the destruction of the republic and the obliteration of tho era of toleration and good feeling that now blesses the land. Outside of the Feeble-Minded Re formers tho only people who aro cry ing for tho Initiative and Referendum aro a lot of frothy anarchists who wero fired out of Europe for their cru sado against bathing and who havo been restless over since the lako front has been closed to all night lodgors. As for a Corrupt Practices Act tho only pcoplo urging tho passago of ono aro ofllco boys and attorneys for cor porations who hopo by tho passago of such a law to divert suspicion from tho lino work of tholr concerns with councils and legislatures. Tho Corrupt Practices Act of Ore gon docs not provldo for tho punish ment of brlbo givers or brlbo takers. Thcro aro Inws In Oregon and In Illi nois too, today, that tako caro of tho3o offences. Tho Corrupt Practices Act of Ore gon, which tho Fcoblo-Mlndod Re formers wish to foist on the people of Illinois, prohibits: '.Promises of appointments In re turn for polltlcnl support. Solicitation or nccoptnnco of cam paign contributions from or payment of contributions by persons holding nppolntivo positions. Publication or distribution of anony mous letters or circulars regarding candidates or measures before the peoplo. Uso of carriages In conveying votors to tho polls. Active electioneering or soliciting votes on election day. Campaign contributions by qu-isl public or certain other Important classes of corporations generally of footed by legislation. Solli Itlng candidates to subscribe to religious, charitable, public, and semi public enterprises; but this does not prohibit regular payments to any op ganlzatlon of which tho candidate has boon a member, or to which he has been n contributor for moro than six months beforo bis candidacy, Contribution of funds In tho name of any other than the person furnish ing tho money. 'fronting by candidates as a means of winning favor. Payment or promiso to reward nu other for tho purpose of Inducing him to become or refrain from becoming or cenBo being a candldato, or solici tation of such consideration. Betting on an election by a candi date, or hotting on an election by any other person with intent to Influonco tho 'result. From tho abovo It will bo seen that tho so-called Corrupt Practices Act Is simply a "respectable" cry of Stop Thief! coming from men whoso heads and arms aro buried in graft, and In tho epolls of crooked legislation. To divert attention from their own flno work and the villainy they are constantly ongaged in, they would liio the voter bellovo that the "Cor rupt Practices" which are really dan gorous aro: Promising a roan a Job, Giving a voter a carriage ride. Buying a voter a glass of beer or a cigar. Asking a man to vote for a person on election day, HrJaPBsuiBnTsnBBBIauTsnT vbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1 KJaViHSBBBBBHiSBMBBBBr ''' .BBBOIBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBbI fe "aSBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBsfl Lbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb! BaLWBBBBBBBW:iiIBBBBBBBBBBBBl aBBBBBBBBBBBBBBStJBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBSoSK. JtKr iBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBl BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBMKBBBBBBBBBBBBBVSJJPWUPm ;?r jr'BBjBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBl bIbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbHPbbbbbbbbb bLbbbbbbbbbbbbbbILLbbb Ibbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb WmmKBBUS!SSaaTamaaKamWWam JOHN E. OWENS Democratlo Candidate for County Judge. Ulvlng a dollar to a church. Betting n hat or a pair of gloves on an election. Tho Corrupt Practices Act ought bo called "An act to show that Feoblo Minded Reformers havo a standing In politics." The Inltlatlvo and Referendum ought to be called an "Act to Install popular tyranny, In tho place of de liberative Justice nnd to destroy tho rights of minorities." The Recall should bo dubbed "an Act to forbid public officials from fly ing In tho face of public clamor even when publlo clamor is wrong, as It generally Is." It was popular clamor and the fear of the Rocall which actuated Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor, when he reluctantly ordered the most awful tragedy of all time. "Wo, tho undersigned mombcrs of the Chicago bar, desiro to express our Indorsement or tho candidacy of Hon. John E. Owens for tho position of Judgo of tho County court of Cook county. "As a lawyer nnd a public official ho has developed ability of n high or der. Industry and Integrity, coupled with a quick and comprehensive grnsp of affairs, havo marked his offi cial nnd prlvnto professional career. Theso qualities, together with tho possession of a. trnlnod mind, broad ened by his mnny years' experience In tho positions of assistant prosecut ing attorney, city attorney nnd mas ter In chancery of the Circuit court of Cook county, have demonstrated his entire fitness for the Important office of Judgo of the County court and stamp him ns one peculiarly qualified to fill tho position. "S. S. Gregory, Harry Rubens, Rus sell Whitman, Colin C. M. Fyffo, James Hamilton Lewis, William O. Nlblack, Edward F. Dunne, Francis Adams, James C. McShane, Henry O. Miller, Georgo E. Dawson, William A. Boyle, Philip Stein, Maclay Hoyne, John S. Hunimor, William H. Arthur, John Barton Payne, . Roswell B. Ma son, Gustavus J. Tatgo, Edward Os good Brown, Francis W. Walker, Lyn don Evans, Jnmcs W. Sheean, Rich ard W. Clifford, Jesse B. Barton, Hi ram T. Gilbert, Donald L. Morrill, Simeon Straus, George Mills Rogers, Richard M. Fnlsom, John R. Oull llams, Frank J. Johnston, Francis 8. Wilson, Louis Bastrup, John D. Black, Edgar B. Tolmnn, John B. Dandrldge, Morltz noHenthal, Wllllnm Dillon, Burton Hanson, John W. Burdette, Timothy Schoflold, Miles J, Dovlne, Georgo A, Trude, E. G. Purkhlser, Clarence S. Darrow, Will B. Moak, Wllllnm Rothmann, Lcn D. Mnthlas, Charles S. Thornton, Schuyler F. Linn, A. 8. Trude, William S, John ston, Robort Redfleld, Leon I lorn stein, John P. McGoorty, Ross C. Hall, John E. Bailey, John F. Gootlng, Wil liam H. Sexton, Myer S. Emrlch, Thomas J. Sutherland, J. FrnncTs Dnmmnnu, Ira E. Strnus, John F. Claro, William Ritchie, R. A. Burton, Alexander S. Bradley, John C. Rich boig, John E, Kehoo, A. A. Goodrich, Clarence Goodwin, M. II. Guorin, John Brown, Georgo Gorman, Thomas B. Lnntry, Henry M. Ashton, John J. Co burn, A. J. Burgraoyer, Francis Hoff man, Nicholas Finn, Roy D. Keehn, Barnard J. Bnumer, W. D. Munhall, Samuel J. Lumbard, Jesse Wilcox, Le roy Hnckett. Our memory carries us back to days when Rome of tho advocates of the "Corrupt Practices Act" were de nounced publicly In Chicago for some very corrupt political practices .tbara selves, The biggest graft scheme Is the "forest preserve" act which will be shoved through at the polls on tho llttlo ballot. It will make a lot of owners of worthless land along tho Desplalnos and at other places rich, but will never help tho peoplo. It will rob tho taxpayer without giving him anything In return. Following Is te Republican County Central Committee: Ward. 1 Francis P. Brady 2 Chauncey Dewey 3 Milton J. Foreman 4 Charles L. Strook 6 T. J, Flnucane 6 John R. Thompson 7 Roy O. West 8 John J. Hanberg 0 William J. Cooke 10 William B. Burke 11 J. B. Bldwlll, Sr. 12 August W. Miller 13 David W. Clark 14 D. A. Campbell 15 Georgo AC Mugler 16 John F. Devlne 17 Isadoro H. Hlmes 18 I.clnnd Berz 19 Christopher Mamer 20 Homer K. Gnlpln 21 Fred A. Busse 22 B. E. Clottenberg 23 C. W. Andrews 24 L. A. Brundage 25 Isaac J. Bryan 20 John C. Cannon 27 Wlllard M. McEwen 28 Joseph F. Haas 29 Matt A. Muoller 30 Thomas J. Healy 31 Charles 8. Deneen 32 Charles W. Vail 33 Edward E. Ertsman 34 William Lorlmer 35 Frederick Lundin COUNTRY TOWNS. George Mann, Harvey. William H. Weber, Blue Island. Peter M. Hoffman, Des Plslnes Allen 8. Ray, G37 North Euclid ave nue, Oak Park. William Busse, Mount Prospect George W. Paulln, 1908 Sheridan Road, Evanston. The Feeble-Minded Reformers who are advocating tho Initiative and Ref erendum are shouting loudly for "pop ular government" as against "dele gated government" Well, give us delegated government every day In the week. "Popular government," as urged by the reformers mean mob government and the tyrannical rule of an unthinking majority. George Washington, Thomas. Jefferson, An drew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln fought for delegated govornmont and believed In It. Delegatod government protoctod honest and respectable mi norities In their civil and religious rights undor tho Inltlatlvo and Refer endum lunacy tho country would havo a Stato Church and tho minority would havo to put up for It. If the Initiative and Referendum goes through as somo so-called personal Uborty adherents aro hoping, every saloon In Illinois will bo closed and peoplo wanting a drink will nave to tako a train for some state where there Is delogated govornmont The Democrats aro more hopeful of success than they have been for years. Frank A. Vogler has served the peo plo in an ablo, courteous and consci entious manner as chief clerk ot the Board of Review, and his candidacy of sheriff is a popular one all over Chicago. Edward J. Brundage will prove one of the best Judges ever placed on the Superior Court bench. POLITICAL TALK . , News From the Various Training Camps Gives a Line on What Is Going On. A mnjorlty of 100,000 for tho Re publican state ticket It) Illinois was the consensus of tho predictions by about n hundred Republican workers consisting of chairmen of county nnd "onsrosalonal committees, members of stato committees, officeholders and candidates from southern Illinois who gathered In n lovo feast at tho Planters Hotel, St. Louis, last Tues day. Governor Deneen, who has for tho pnpt thrco months been campaigning Illinois for the Republican ticket was tho first to prophesy the 100,000 Re publican majority. Ho also said ho believed the Republicans will not lose onn congressman at tho coming elec tion, and anticipates gains In every district. Ml the county chairmen subscribed to his statements, nnd brought favor nblo reports from their counties. Touching on tho Lorlmer Investiga tion they united In tho bellof thnt the dny when such blpnrtlsnn agreements could bo reached has passed, In Ml no!. 1'nltcd States Marshal C. H. Hitch, of Paris, 111., chairman of tho ex ecutive commlttco of tho Illinois stato Republican commltteo, who lives in Speaker Cannon's district, said Speaker Cannon's majority at this election would be as largo, If not larger than at the last. A message from Mr. Norton, prl vnto secretary to President Taft, ntntcd that Illinois Is moro thorough ly Republican and will glvo a larger Republican majority than any state In tho Union, except Pennsylvania. Ono condition which was seriously discussed by tho party workers pres ent is thnt tho southern Illinois dis tricts have all had large corn crops nnd the election will como exactly at husking tlmo. Therefore, efforts will be directed not so much to converting Democrats as to bringing out the Re publican voters, as It is felt that this is all that Is needed to secure vlotory. Following Is the straight Democratlo ticket: Sheriff, Michael Zlmmer. County Treasurer, William L. O'Connell. County Clerk, R. M. Sweltser. County Judge, John E. Owens. President County Board, Peter Bartsen. , County Commissioners: Peter Barb son, L. J. Coffey, Dr. Geo. Sultan, Joseph Fltzgernld, Frank Ragan, Stan ley J, Kuflewskl, Charles Olennon, Joseph Mandl, D. J. Harris, Bartley Burg. Momber Board of Review, Thomas J. Webb. Membor Board ot Assessors, Frank W. Koralcskl. Clerk Probato Court, John A. C,er venka. Clork Criminal Court, F. J. Walsh. Presldont 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 B. Dover,. Thomas O. Clark, Charles A. McDonald, Martin M. Grldley, Richard E. Burke, Wm. F. Cooper. Judgo 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. Phone Main 4493 QBRAQHTY & CO. Badges ana Buttons, Muslin and Oilcloth Signs ' 61 La Smile Street, furs at Reasonable Prices Fur Coats, Neckwear, and Muffs Fill IEMIIIII Ml KMODEUW II III IMICIEI GEO. W. PAIL LIN STEWAIT lUILlim, N. W. CORHER STATE AND WASNINITON ITIEETt ' FOUATH FLOOR. OATALOIUE UAJLEI FREE. Williams, Harry P. Doles, Joseph Snbath, Jacob H. Hopkins, W. W. Witty, J. J. Rooney, James O. Martin. Governor Deneen Is to tako the stump in Chicago beginning next week. At stato headquarters IK sacks of mall, consisting of congres sional speeches to bo sont out under Congressman William B. McKlnley'a frank, wero ready for distribution downstnto. Tho envelopes contain about thirty-two different speeches. Following Is the straight Republican ticket: Sheriff, Frank A. Vogler. County Treasurer, Thomas J. Healy. County Clerk, Joseph F. Haas. Clerk Criminal Court, John KJel lander. , Clerk Probate Court, Guy Guernsey. Superintendent ot Schools, A; O. Coddlngton. County Judge, Lewis Rlnaker. Probate Judge, Charles 8. Cutting. Board of Assessors, Oscar HebeL Board of Review, F. D. Meacham. President County Board, William Busse. County Commissioners: Frank O. Lcland, Joseph M. Dennis, W. B. Col burn, L. H. Mack, August Draeger, A. O. Lanlo, George K.' Schmidt, Catl R. Chlndblom, Joseph O. 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 O. Barnes, Edward J. Brundage, Axel Chytraus, George A. Dupuy, Henry V. Freeman, Jesse Holdom. Superior Court Judge (to fill vacan cy), Thomas Taylor Jr. t Judges Municipal Court: John O. Scovel, John H. Hume, M. Brugge meyer; Stephen A. Foster, McKeasle Cleland, Michael F. Olrten, John W. Houston, John R. Newcomer, Frank Crowe. One good thing that this legislative campaign calls attention to Is the frightful gerrymander Indulged la to create the present districts. Take the Sixth Senatorial district for a sample. It extends from the north line of Evanston to North avenue, taking in part of the 23rd, all of the 24th, all ot tho 26th and a part of tho 26th wards and all of the city of Evanston. The people living at the extremes of this district havo nothing In common nnd the district Is twelve miles long. The Twenty-first district runs from Austin to Halsted street and from Twelfth streot to Chicago avenue. The Twenty-sovonth district runs from Fullcrton avenue to Van Buren street and Is as crooked as a ram's horn. Thero are othors as bad, but these are given as samples, Tho adoption of the Initiative and referendum means: No Sunday newspapers. No Sunday saloons. Cranks are already organising to take advantage ot the Initiative and referendum to put both these propos itions through. Should the Hungry Six program prevail, It will only take the petition ot one-eighth ot.tae vot ers to put any sort ot a proposition on the ballot Lengthen the loop platforms. Chicago, III. y t- M- 4. 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