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2W: artere MmiK Matter Oetetar II, IISftYat Um Pest met at CMeage, llltaete, tinder Aat e Marah 3re It7 "INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.' entered aa Seeee Clot Matter Ooteber M.I88S, at the Past Office at Chleafe, IIMmIs, under Aet af March 3rd, IS79 TWENTY-SECOND YEAB, NO. 7. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12,' 1010. ""vaVMnfrs WHOLE NmtUER 1,300. -bvbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbi.- nvBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBiw SULLIVAN LEADS If the Democrats Had Lost the Election the National Democratic Committee man Would Have Deen Blamed. PrcBldont of the Sanitary District, As a vote gotter ho cannot be beaten, The rotten forest preserve steal was approved by a very small vote. But the real estate speculators behind It will get their money Just the same. The Democrats mado a clean sweep of County Jobs. Whose duty Is It to investigate the payrolls and other 'things connected with the Municipal Court? A clerk of the Municipal Court ,wlll be chosen at the, next county election. Let us have 'some light on the Job. And as They Won, the Leader Whose Friends Framed the Ticket Is Entitled to the Credit. A Sweeping Democratic Victory Gives to the Party the Control of the Best Patronage Offices in . Cook County and Chicago. i It Also Pats the Democratic Party Machinery in Better Condition for a Fight Than It Has Been in for Tears. rlt'xru tteiulllvan i ticket that .won. eialr,ad, give party eraUltto.whare; party credit is .duo. Had the ticket; lost, At vweuld thave iheoauthe ialllvan tiehetthatilest. .There 'la no doubt of, that tHia Measles, newspaper taad, otherwise would havejproelalmed the fact from the i house tops. But the, ticket vwon, thanks to the careful, con; scleatlous and (patriotic guidance of Roger-C. Sullivan and his friends. In theJwur of victory, Democrats, should nbt (forget their silent and honest leader, .who though often maligned, is always victorious. Returns assure "the election of the following .to official positions In Cook County; Sheriff Michael Zlmmer, D. County Treasurer William L. O'Connell, D. County Clerk. .Robert M. Sweltxer, D. Probate Court Clerk John 'A, Cervenka, D. Criminal Court Clerk Frank J. Walsh, D County Superintendent of Schools. ' -. Edward J, Tobln, D. Judge of County Court John B. Owens, D. Judge of Probate Court Charles 8. Cutting, R. Member Board of Review Thomas J. Webb, D. If amber Board of Assessors Frank W. Koraleskl, D. President Sanitary District '. Thomas A. Smyth, D. President County Board Peter Bartzen, D. Sanitary Trustees. Thomas A. Smyth, D.; Edward Kano, V.; Thomas M.. Sullivan, D. Judges Superior Court. W. E. Devor, D.j Richard E. Burke, D.i C. A. McDonald, D.j W. Fonlmore Cooper, D.; M. M. Grldloy, D.; Thomas J. Clark. D. Judge Superior Court. (To All vacancy.) Joseph H. Fitch, D. Judge Circuit Court. ( To All vacancy.) Edward O. Brown, D. County Commissioners (City). Peter Bartzen, D.j Josoph M. Flts sornld, D.: Lnwronco J. Coffey, D.J Frank Ragen, D.j Daniel J. Harris, D.j Dr. Georgo Sultan, D.; Bartloy Burg, D.j Charles alonnon, D.j Stanloy Ku- flowskl, D.j josepn sienaoi, u. County Commissioners (Country). William Busso, It.; Alfred Van Stoen burg. n.j Josoph Carolan, R.j William 0. Hnrtrny, R.J August 0. Iloobor, R. Members Municipal Court. John R. Cavorly, D.I John J. Rooney. D.J Thomas F. Scully, D.j Jacob H. Hopkins, D.j James 0. Martin, D.: Harry P. Dolon, D.; Joseph Sabnth, D.j William W. Witty, D.j Charles A. . Williams, D. tutloaa.at times. They have them all now .at. once. ;Now that the fall .eiectle U over, a.auaber of .embalmed polltlclaas have eeate to light aad are ,yelllag for .Harrison for mayor. Some of these gentleman had sufflcl ently.recovered from their long. trance to 'make themselves .manifest during the recent campaign. Nearly everybody has met, one of them. Their story was the same wher ever it was told: "A Demooratlo vie tory Is a victory tor Sullivan. There fore .get wise and out the ticket on the quiet. Harrison is on the stump but then, you know he has to show peoplo that he is not In California," etc, eto. But now that the battle Is over, the embalmed relics of the past are in the flesh again. The olty office holders of one and two generations ago, whom the vot ers of today had almost forgotten, are clamoring for their old jobs. They rub the "Magic name of Har rison" like Aladdin did his lamp. On ly the lamps of these boys are glued to the prospective pay roll. Ho office, and in publlo office, as in private business, he has been upright, honorable and without a stain. The Municipal Court is a city office filled at county election. This should be stopped. In the meantime, a searching investigation everything The only thing we will hear of jack pot legislation for a while, will be about the frantic efforts of new mem bers to break in. The Republicans put up a poster campaign this time, They are better posted than ever since election. The Sunday closing Issue is up again, but the fanatics aro quarreling among themselves as to whether they will petition for Sunday closing alone, or for county option. The only thing that one of the Re publican posters, headed REWARD lacked In the late campaign, was the amount offered for the return of the prisoner. The local option fanatics are again abroad with their petitions. Jake Dickinson, Secretary of War, has returned from a trip around the world. Jake, is an Iroquois Club Dem ocrat of the s fine old school which teaches that a Job is a good thing to have under any kind of an administration. So far as bettering the physical as pect of the city is concerned, rail roads have done Hide for Chicago. The passenger stations as a rule, are STRIKE TO LIVE The Locomotive Engineers Are Entitled to Better Pay for Their Skilful Labor and Should Get It. Grasping Railroads Are Not Satisfied with Squeez ing People Out of Every Dollar , of Hard Earned Money. But Are Trying to Get the Better of Their Employes Every Time and Opportunity That Presents Itself to Them. Electrification Fads and a Hundred Other Little Dodges Are Being Worked Up to Give Excuses for Lowering the Men's Wajfes. The railroads are not entitled to any sympathy in their efforts to keep their men from earning living wages. The railroads keep up the price of transportation. They .keep up freight rates. The idle rich and their sons have a new pastime and Chicago Is the only city which tolerates it This game Is the organisation of "leagues" to pick to pieces the characters and de stroy the futures of young men, who retuso to be the. willing tools of cor porations In the council and the legislature. The Democratic party could not have had a better manager In the late light In Cook County than Chairman John McCarthy. Able, vigorous and alert, ho met tho enemy at ovory turn of tho road and nioro than outgonoraled thorn. "A good 'ch'unco Ib offered botween now nud spring to look ovor tho rec ord mado by your alderman and de cldo whether ho Is worth voting for again, or not. Tho Mayoralty fight la on. William I O'Connell Is elected County Treasurer and ovory taxpayer can feel happy, A moro honost, auie and consclontlonB man' was nover placed In that ofllco. Tho peoplo want to know something about tho Municipal Court and Its clerk's ofllco, Whoso duty la It to In vestigate It? Tho next thing to do Is to pick out a good alderman. Every mnn The Eaglo supported ran ahead of his tlcVet. The Democrats have tho whole County patronage for tho first tlmo In fifty years. They have had thr Shrievalty at times j the Treasurer's Fr6d W. TJphum has turned his guns on ono of his enemies and is do mnndlng reparation In court for al leged slandors uttered against him. It Is tlmo that ho called somo of his (lefamors. Fred Upliam has boen tho target for a great deal of abuso In the past 'five years and peoplo have won dered at his patience. Everybody who knows Upliam, knows htm to bo ho soul of honor. A typical Chi cago business man, he has been fore most in every movement for the hot torment of the olty and Its conditions. flie very fact that he has been bo ao- I m mmmwimwmm m mi iimi dtrn i d . u-b- tm,r fi'-j ui tr. -v, ,. ji.. , ; ." ui 'iji. "J 4 v.i. 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Smyth showed his great popularity and strength In the raco he mado for a, disgrace and the big stono shod erected by tho Northwestern In a West Madison street block and labeled "depot," would bo a joko at Chicago Heights. They squeeze tho publlo. Now they aro kicking becauso their employes demand sufllclont pay to keep their families fed and com fortably clothed. For a long tlmo tho railroads have been encroaching on the rights of their men. The electrification scheme, so cun ningly worded as "Making for a clean city" as if railroad magnates ever cared for clean cities is only one of the many causes for lowering the wage standard. Electrification means cheap elec tric motormen In place of englnoers in the territory surrounding cities. Tho steam engineers will become a secondary consideration and their wages will be lowere'd in that event Instead of raised. Tho engineers, who aro perhaps tho steadiest and most reliable class of public servants in the country, aro taking tlmo by tho forolock. They aro going to get a better wage scale boforo tho electrification clamps are put oh, or they will know the rea son why. If they do not Ret It, there will be a general strlko of 33,000 locomotive onglneera on sixty-one Western rail roads. Tho railroads will surrender rather than face a strike. You can bet on that. After scaling down their demands, tho representatives of the onglneera announced they will recede no further and tho roads must concode an In crease of from 12 to 15 per cent un less tho managers want tho country plunged Into a gigantic railroad strlko. An offer of an Increase amounting to about 9 por cent, or $3,000,000 a year, was mado by tho general man agers. This was rofuscd by tho rep resentatives of tho men, who declared tho engineers havo received a ralso In pay of only 19 por cent in ten years, while other railroad workers havo bad added 32 por cunt to their wages during tho last decado. Grand Chief Wnrrcn S. Stono of tho brothorliood, who presided ovor tho .negotiations In behalf of tho mon, ordored a strlko referendum taken on all tho roads Involved, Tho voto Is rcturnnblo on Dec. 10, and on Doe. 1L', Mr. Stono said, tho brothorliood will bo ready to reopen negotiations and roport to tho managers tho re sult of tho strlko voto. Tho engineers aver that at least OS per cent of tho men will voto for a strlko, and that unless an agreement Is reached, either through meditation and arbitration undor the Erdmnn act or by direct negotiation, a, strlko Is certain. Kvory western railroad running out of Chicago Is Involved In tho dispute, Including Jtho Illinois Central and all belt lines and Chicago switching terminals. A total of about 2,000 switching engineers nro- employed In tho Chicago terminals ami on tho holt linos. Tho threatened strlko situa tion covers a rango of torrltory from Lake Michigan to tho Pacific coast, nnd from Fort William, Out., In tho north to tho Gulf of Moxlco. A few minor lines In tho west, in cluding tho Donvor and Illo Grnndo, aro not Involved in tho present nego tiations. Tho roada Involved oporato 130,000 miles, or approximately 53 por cent of tho total railroad mllcago of tho United States, Tho roads lncludo Gould, Harrlman, Hawley, .and Hill lines. Here are some of the principal points in the dispute: Engineers demand the right to op crate any class of power, Including gasollno motors. Demand a rate of 6.15 a hundred miles for men operating Mallet com pound engines, which have twice the power of ordinary engines. Roads of fered an Increase of 75 cents a hun dred miles. Demand 100 miles as tho basis of a day's pay be retained. Manager insist on abolishing "100 miles"- aa a basing unit. Tho railroad managers, as usual, aro not disposed to grant the request of the men. Tho man who acted as chairman of the general managers conference, W. D. Scott of tho Harrlman lines, had the following to say: "About a weok ago, Warren S. Stone, grand chief of tho Drothorhood of Locomotive Engineers, tho princi pal representative of tho engineers in tho conference, asked tho railway managers It they would Jolp. in a re quest for meditation of tho question Involved by Chairman Knapp of tho lnterotato commerco commission and Labor Commissioner Netll," ho said. "Tho railway managers promptly replied that they wero willing to sub mit tho questions to arbitration. Tho next day Mr. Stono delivered to tho railway managers an ultimatum. Mr. Stono was then asked it he had with drawn his meditation proposition. Ho said ho did not make any proposition; that ho had merely asked It tho rail way ofllccrs would cbnsent to medita tion or arbitration on any ot tho ques tions involved. "In this connection, it should not bo overlooked that In 1907, only a littlo ovor thrco years ngo, tho engin eers wero given Increases In wages averaging S' por cent. If thoy ac cepted tho proposition of tho railways their wages would havo been made 18 per cent moro than thoy woro u littlo over thrco years ago." "Wo will not reccdo from our stand until wo havo received n fair settle ment," said Grand Chief Stono. "Tho demands wo niako aro what Justly be long to tho engineers. I regret ex ceedingly to bo forced to tako a gen eral strlko voto, tho first In tho his tory of our organization, but wo must maintain tho prcstlgo of tho brother hood nnd tho men. Wo aro a con servnttvo organization, but not eo con Rorintlva that wo will not fight for our rights," Thoro Is a general demand for tho abolition of lioulovards. They aro maintained exclusively for tho rich at tho oxpeuso of tho poor, Thoy aro used exclusively by por sons owning automobiles and aro kept up by tho taxes of peoplo who do not Hvo upon them. When peoplo of modcrnto menna wero enabled to own and enjoy tho driving of horses, tho boulevards woro tho delight of tho common peoplo. It Is different now. Peoplo who Hvo upon st roots that aro not boulevards can only hnvo thorn Improved by putting tholr handa t I WA' til Cwt .'V, f &t't.Hii,MiUr.&W.'.'r&t flWgii&a" v A- ..yfoifrH. ,.- -HafiJfep .V,, Ul.w... w.