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II u 5 THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: MONDAY, MARCH. -25, 1885?. !;:K f 1 .1 (r f. ' t t - 'i J 'I 5 "! . L f ft ! T n !! n - ! ' It i : J '-A a, i could find into the gutters, and then pulled the bungs out. That was long before the prohibition laws of Kansas were enacted. A SLEEPY OLD VILLAGE AWAKESJCO. Somehow or other Oskaloosa never seemed to thrive. Although beautifully located and surrounded by every imaginable natural advantage, towns sprung up all around it and erew into cities while Oskaloosa considered itself lucky if it gained two new inhabitants a year. At last the people began to inquire into the cause of their snaii-like progress, and finally reached the conclusion they not only lacked enterprise themselves, but mat the various administrations that the city bad been tinder had done absolutely nothing . toward building up tne place or helping it along. Every year there had been an election and candidates had made many promises of what they intended to do when they got into office, but the promises were never made good, and Republican and Democratic Administrations alike had ail proven dismal failures. The town was fast going to seed. From one end to the other it presented a dilapidated appearance. The buildings, tor want of paint, were terribly shabby, and the streets and sidewalks were in such wretched condition as to be almost impassable after a heavy rainfall. Such was the situation a year ago. The ticket, that had been placed in the field for the spring election was made up of good mon. hut the v were no better or possessed of more public spirit than the men who had served the preceding year. Three days be- fni-o iftirn Tr. Balslev. one of the most prominent citizens of the place, got to think- inr the matter over and ieit so aiscourapt-" at the outlook that it suddenly occurred to him that a lot of women would take more in terest in improving the town than the men hefin selected, and the more he thought upon the subject the better he liked it. He mentioned the idea to some of the business-men, and although they laughed at first they soon took it up seriously, and finally announced them- Before nisht Dr. Balsley had prepared a tick et ; six women to run for office, and had secured pledges from half of the town that the y would vote for them. Election-day oame and every man and woman in the town turned cut to vote. That night when the bai- lots were counted there were three votes for the women to everv one for the men, and the tinn crew so enthusiastic that it hired a band and went around and serenaded the successful candidates. MAYOR MARY D. LOMAN. In justice to the women who had consented to take the reins of the municipal government in their hands it should be explained that never before had they taken any part in politics. 5cr were they what is commonly called strong-minded or in any way affiliated with the female suffrage movement. Not one of them had ever seen Susan B. Anthony. They were simply industrious housewives and Christian mothers. Mrs. Mary D. Lomau, the Mayor, is a kind, piotherly lady, who for fifty years has led a quiet and peacsiui me, devoting much of her time to Christian missionary work. Her dark brown hair is streaked with threads of silver and her modest yet becoming attire is so neat and scrupulously clead as to cause a suspicion that she inherits many of the traits of the 'f&wiii.. Pennsylvania Quaker- -txrw esses, among whom she spent the early mrs. mart d. LOMAN. part of her life. She has lived in Oskaloosa for eighteen years. Her husband, who lost his right arm on the battlefield, was for many years Register of Deeds, and she has served as chiel deputy in his office since ljfev. She still retains the position, besides attending to ber household duties and serv-112 as chief executive of the municipality. She has two grown children, to whom she is devotedly attached. In politics she is a Re-i publican. She says that since she became an officeholder she has become thoroughly converted to the precepts of equal suffrage. and she thinks that women, when properly educated, would make good State legislators and even Congressmen and Senators. THE COUXCTLWOMEX. Mrs. Emma Kirkpatrick Hamilton, wife of a leading real estate dealer, is the best orator in the Council, ohe is highly educated, a consistent Christian, and ' one of the handsomest women in Oskaloosa. The mother of three pretty children, she is much devoted to her home and family, and as a housekeeper she has few equals and no superiors. Wnen asked to assume the duties cf Alaerman she at first refused point blank, but when ber husband joined the committee in urg ing her to accept, and himself promised to tane care of the children while she attended Council meetings, st-e reluctantly consented. Mrs. Sadie Balsley has also been a shining success during her 43 .MBS. E. K. HAMILTON. 1mm brief but busy Alder manic career, and as an orator she rivals Mrs. Hamilton. She is the wile of Dr. Balsley and the mother of one child. Mrs. Balsley is 35 years of age and strikingly band-some. She is one of the most active members ot the Methodist Church. Politically she is an uncomoro-misingDemocrat,while her husband is one of the strongest Republi- MR3. sapie balslet. cans in the county. Mrs. Hannah P. Morse is a plump litJe woman with a smiling countenance and rosy cheeks. So one would ever suspect that she is 45 years old and a . grandmother, but sbe proud of it. Her husband is an attorney. She is a Democrat. Mrs. Mittie Golden is a Republican, and there is not another member iri ti-e Council who has done more active service in bringing about the many reforms that MRS. H. P. MORSE. have been instituted under petticoat rule. She has a slender, girlish figure, the bluest of blue eyes, and what wocaen call a sweet face. The portrait of her is a libel, but it is the only one she has. Her husband threatens to lynch the photographer who per petrated it if he ever returns to Oskaloosa. Mr. Goiden is a sturdy DiacKsmitn. and savs he diesn't a bit mind staying at home with tuo children while his pretty wile is at work passing new ordinances. Mrs. Carrie Johnson c the youngest and prettiest member of ue CounciL She is also he least useful, for she has not attended a meeting in several months. But Mrs. Johnson, who is only 23 years old, is not infatuated with nnlitiPR. . Her husband is a State J j Senator and cashier of v"7 a bank, and she be-' n lieves that he is capa- ble of doing all tne U wire-pulling for the s family. So much tor the per- CAKrB JOhnsox. Bonnel of this interest ing group of women. Now as to their work. 243 AN ON AN 85 CENT TREASURY. As soon as they were elected, without auy gvurisb. of trumpets, the Mayor and Council began their official duties; that they have discharged them without fear or favor is clearly manifested in the fact that they have made enemies as well as friends. Many obstacles confronted them in the beginning, the most perplexing of which was that tne town was in debt and there was only So cents in the treasury. Anotner obstacle was that tne Aiarsnai would not enfore the ordinances. but that was overcome when Mayor Lowan promptly removed him and appointed a man upon whom she could rely. Then began such a crusade as never before had been known. It was found that the ordinance relating to Sunday closing was not observed. Out went an order to the Marshal to arrest any merchant who was caught selling goods Sunday. The hoteis. livery stables, and barber shops alone were permitted to remain open and druggists were allowed to sell medicines. The sale of cigars and tobacco Sunday was entirely prohibited. The proprietor of a bakery and ice-cream saloon asked permission to keep open, but it was refused. Consequently tne Sabbath is now rigidly ob served in Oskaloosa. REPRESSING BAD BOYS AND TOBACCO. Then the Mayor and Council turned their attection to bad boys. For years the young toughs of the place bad been allowed to loaf about the streets at night and they had cut up all sorts of capers, such as moving signs from one place to anotner and rolling grindstones from in front of hardware stores to private residences. A proclamation was issued commanding all boys under IS years of age to be off the streets at 8 o'clock in the evening under penalty of arrest. Since then one cannot find a boy after that hour with a searcn warrant. The ladies were greatly exercised over the subject of tobacco-chewing and looked carefully through the statutes for an ordinance mat could oe used to stop men from squirting tobacco juice on the sidewalks. They failed to find one, bat some of the ladies were of the opinion that the ordinance relating to public indecencies would cover the nasty nuisance. They asked tne City Attorney what he thought about it, and he told them that tobacco-chewing was a personal liberty and beyond the reach of municipal legislation. The ladies were somewnat disappointed, but did the next best thing they could, and that was to personally request every to-bacco-chewerin town not to expectorate on the sidewalks. This had just as much if not more effect than an ordinance would, for the men are so respectful of the wishes of their female guardians that tney unhesitatingly complied with the request, and now a lady may fearlessly sweep her skirts over the sidewalks without any danger of having them stained with filthy nicotine. Soms of the men have even "sworn off" chewing. an ordinance: which caused a stib. Although some of the merchants were dis posed at first to be a trifle ugly when tbe Mayor and Council began enforcing the Sun- I day Observance law, tney soon cooled down, and it was not until tne ladies passed an ordinance relating to horses that any decided opposition was met. On one corner ol the public square and nearly opposite the office window of Mayor Loman there stands a big, red barn. This barn is owned by A. J. Buck, proprie tor ot the Jeffersoc Motel and owner ol the finest breeding stadion in the county. Mr. Buck kept bis horse in the barn and at certain periods of the year otner horses were brought to the barn from various parts of the State. 1 he barn became a loitering place for small boys. One night an ordinance was introduced in the Council prohibiting stallions from being kept within the cor porate limits under penalty of a fine of $20. The ordinance was unanimously car ried. It produced a sensation, and tor the first time during their executive career the ladies were roundly criticised. Mr. Buck was in a rage. Procuring an attorney, he filed a bill in the District Court for an injunction., and at the same time presented a petition signed by nearly all of the prominent business-men asking that the Council rescind their action. The night that the petition was brought in the Council chamber was filled to overflowing, and Mr. Buck's attorney made an oral argument against tne enforcement of the ordinance. Mrs. Hamil ton and Mrs. Balsley - answered him, and the logical and determined manner in which tuey overwhelmed every point of the lawyer's argument won for them a wide degree of admiration. Finding the women obo urate the lawyer went before the District Court and was again defeated, Judge Crozier deciding the case in favor of the women. The written opinion of the Judge is a novelty in the way of judicial literature, but it cannot be reproduced in the columns of a newspaper. REPAIRING THE SIDE WALKS. The ladies also met with bitter opposition on the part of a few citizens while making necessary sidewallt improvements. For ten years little or nothing bad been done in the way of sidewalK repairs, but the women went to work with a will, and today there is scarcely a bad sidewalk in the town. M. Lv. Critchfield. a rich merchant, fought them vigorously. He owned an entire Diock in the heart of the town and the Council demanded that he place a sidewalk in front of it. He refused. They warned him that unless he complied at once they would construct the walk and compel him to pay for it. Still he refused, and the plucky little women got a force of carpenters and themselves personally superintended tbe work. The walk is down, but Critchfield has not yet paid, and he declares that he won't In order to get the best of tbe women he has sold to his son a ten-inch strip of the block, running from one end to the other and abutting the sidewalk. Adjoining and running parallel with this strip he sold an eight-inch strip to his wife, his intention being to force the Council to pay for the walk ibemselves, as they will be unable to collect payment by assessing the property. The ladies are not the least d.sconcerted, and say that the battle will be fought to a finish in court. AGAIN UP FOR RE-ELECTION. The result of these controversies is that Critchfield and Buck have organized an opposition and are now laying their plans to prevent the women from being reelected this spring. 1 hat they will again suffer humiliating defeat aimost goes without saying, for the women have already opened their cam paign and, as they have a large majority of the citizens with them, they feel confident of victory. Two members of the Council. however, will not be candidates. Mrs. Hamilton, for domestic reasons, will not oe able to attend to public affairs, and Mrs. Johnson, being a daughter of Mr. Critchfield. has already practically severed her connection with Aldermanic duties because of the fight between the Council and her 'ather. Their places on the ticket will be filled by Mrs. D. ti. inline, wile ol a merchant, and Mrs. W. H. Huddleston. wife of the Presi dent of the State Bank of Oskaloosa, both of wnom nave aireaay consented to become candidates. The ticKet to be placed in the field by the opposition has not yet been made up, but there is talk of running six handsome, young unmarried ladies. If this is done them may be some lively hair pulling as well as wire pulling before the campaign is over. C. E. C. RALLYING AROUND ROCHE. THE REPUBLICAN POPULAR! Y TICKET GAINING . EACH DAT. SstUfectory BmoII Showa by ta Wk' Work German-Americans Favor tha Continuance of tbe,Preent Administration Democratic Blanagers Confronted by Desertion la Many of tha Wards Fubllo Improvements Carried Oat Darin r the Last Two Tears. Though there was little flourish of trumpets and not much noise the Republican Campaign Committee did excellent and effective work last week. Organization was perfected in every ward and precinct in the city, and the active men of the party are ready for a vigorous canvass during the coming week. The meetings held in the North Division Thursday evening and in the southwestern wards Friday evening were well attended, harmonious, and enthusiastic. Mayor Roche was most cordially greeted, especially by the German-Americans. He received numerous pledges of support from former Democrats, and it is conceded, even by the most sanguine Cregier men, that he will get a large majority in the Korth Division. Mr. Raymond also has made a good canvass, and despite the opposition of the UtaaU-Zeituny has made headway among the German-Americans. Mayor Boldenweck of Laue View, who is well acquainted with the sentiments ot those of his nationality in the Twentieth, Twenty-first, and Twenty-second Wards, said that he had no doubt that all three of those wards would give rousing majorities for Roche and Raymond. Of course Messrs. Brentaho and Am berg will run fully as strong as their ticket. GERMANS FOR ROCHE. Tho Germans look for results. They know that Mayor Roche's administration has been progressive and economical, that he has carried to conclusion more improvements in two years than his predecessor did in six. 1 here has been no increase of taxation to pay for those improvements. The corporations were obliged to contribute liberally towards them. The ordinances of the city were faithfully and vigorously enforced for this purpose. There is no Rational issue involved in the election. - The tax-paying voter, as a rule, casts bis ballot in favor of conservative and economical government. Mayor Roche will thus receive a large support outside the ranks of his party. Mr. Burmeister and Mr. Basse, the candidates for Assessor and Clerk in the .North Town, are making an active canvass. They will help to bring out the full Republican vote. The Democrats, on the other hand, are somewhat dissatisfied. Their town ticket is not satisfactory. Their Aldermanic nominees are not to their liking. Mr. Cregier is not a candidate who can fire tbe popular heart. Neither Roesing, Sugg, nor Bransfield can address an audience. Roesing is not known in tbe North He has not associated with the Germans. The voters, however, are tired of electing wealthy brewers to rich and fat offices. The brewers themselves do not take Kindly to They have refused to contribute to bis campaign fund. Mr. Raymond suits them just as well as Roesing, to say tbe least. It is probable that Mayor Roche will carry the North Division by from 1,500 to 3,000 majority, and that ' Raymond, A in berg, and Brentano will not be far behind. MAGNIFICENT ORGANIZATION. In the southwestern section ot the city the Republicans have a splendid organization. Thanks to the exertions of William Lorrimer every precinct of the Seventh Wara, hitherto a Democratic stronghold, has a Repuolic-an club. The Cregier majority there will be nothing to boast of. The Democratic factions there are fighting with claws and talons. The Eighth Ward is also well organized. The Bohemians, under the leader-sniD of James Lalia, lha Republican candidate for Alderman in that ward, are giving the Roche ticket a much stronger support than they gave the Filer ticket last fall. A large Irish-Republican vote will also be cast in this ward. The Ninth will be a Republican ward after this election judging from present appearances. Joe B.dwell is mazing a great canvass. He is a manly, open hearted ieltow, who makes friends for himseif and the whole ticket wherever he goes. He will certainly be elected Alderman, and his ward will give a majority for Roche. The 'meeting ot Friday night in Scfrubert's Hall was the largest held in that district since the memorable Congressional campa'-gn ot 1SS2, when Finerty was elected from the district. The northwestern section of the eity has been somewhat neglected, but it will be taken in hand this week. Coroner Hertz has been attending to tne organization tne re. Active work is necessary. 1 he Democrats captured nearly the whole Polish element of the section last spring. It is now divided, and one of the Polish weekly papers is supporting the Republican ticket. HARMONY IN ALL QUARTERS. An effort is being made to make- it appear that there is dissatisfaction in the American wards. No statement could be turther from the truth. There will oe nodi vis ions in the Republican ranks this time. Every Republican in the city was for the renommation of Roche. The Davis men, the Farwell men, the Campbell men, the Swift men. the Taylor men will all turn in and work for the whole ticket. Congressman Mason sent a telegram from Washington Saturday saying that ha .was coming Dome to help on election (lay. Congressman Taylor is expected today. Seu-ator Farwell will return during the week. There will be a general ctosinz of tanks, union, harmony, and no kickers. The talk in the Democratic organs as to the latter is nonsense. In their anxiety to cause confusion and suspicion in the Republican ranks they do not stop at downright lying. It was stated in some one of the organs Saturday morning that Capt. J. J. Healy was opposing Mayor Roche. Capt. Healy has always been a loyal Republican. He is loyal to his party at this time. He will support the whole ticket. He will work for it at the polls and in the canvass. Everything is in good shape. The enemy, or rather the opposition, will not be able to steal a march. ATTITUDE OF GE K n AN-AMERICANS. On the other hand, be has the moat profound esteem for an boneat business-man. and, believing most strictly in running public affairs a a business basis, ho will always vote for a business-man for a business office. Franz Ambergdidnot solicit the nomination he got, but he obeyed the call of his party and is running as a business-man for an office that requires such a man. He has the universal esteem of the Germans and his name on the ticket is exercising; a wonderful influence on the German voters. The claim that Sam Raymond is unpopular among the German voters has no foundation in fact. As far as recognition of the Ger mans goes the majority think that the nomination of two men on the ticket Am berg and Brentano is not only sufficient but generous. Wherever Raymond is personally known among the Germans he is lilted, and where be is not Known there is no opposition to him. His opponent, Roesing, will derive little advantage from his nationality. Germans are no hogs " in politics. They will not break away from the Republican ticket in order to capture three city offices. Among German Republicans Roesing has no strength, and among Democratic radicals his pronounced hostility to organized labor places bis support entirely out of tbe question. Independent voters indorse Raymond heartily. THEY ARE ALL FOR ROCHE. There is something almost surprising in the universality of the sentiment among tha Germans of the better class in favor of Mayor Roche. The shifting of the North-Siders from the support of the Democratic party, or rather ot Carter Harrison, to Mayor Roche is so complete as to exceed the ex pectations even of the most sanguine friends of Mayor Roche. The German vote bad a great deal to do with ine successes of Harrison. It had thereby become associated in the minds of many observers with the Democratic party. But that part of Germany which lies north of tbe Chicago River has completely renounced this allegiance and is for Mayor Roche with a unanimity and an enthusiasm that place the result beyond controversy. The same feeling prevails among the respectable element on the West and South Sides. Finally there is a body of independent voters among the Germans, independent in municipal questions at any rate, which has no personal preference. Among these voters the principle or letting well enough alono is at present the ruling one. There is a general feeling among them that Mayor Roche has done well, while Mr. Cregier has not been tried, and they place good government above the desire to assist a man to office and make a change. If a straw indicates the direction of a current an investigation that was made yesterday will be considered significant. Every Sunday at the North Side Turner Hall a musical concert is given, which is attended by upwards of 500 of the best German ctizens of the North Side. Yesterday afternoon three well-known Republicans, Messrs. R. D. Corlett, T. S. Albright, and A. Ries, made a canvass of the people that gather there. Upwards of 500 persons were seen. Many were Democrats. 44 We are for Roche, one nnd all," said the Republicans. "We're for any good man," said the Democrats. We know what Roche has given us in the past; we don't know what Cregier may do. A bird in the hind is worth two in the bush. " . This was the sentiment reechoed on all sides. . MAYOR ROCHE'S PUBLIC SERVICE. Improvements Made Under the Present Administration Faer That Count. The following tabulated statement of the improvements made during the administration of Mayor Roche will be interesting to taxpayers. It may be added that all of these improvements are paid for: New Water-Works, tunnels, crib, etc. (on account) $ 474. W Protection, old crib 14'J.OUO North Shore Inlet 46.otio Bridges. 6; viaducts, 10; viaducts rebuilt. 2 1,623,404 Buildings Schools, & 1574.503: additions and alterations. 3 ecbools. toi-.'To; police b tat ion, 8, (1A).S06: addition to House of Correction. (141.829: engine houses. 4, 3b,5i: .repair itioDS. 2. S -'4,500 ff50,OG7 4.204 These organizations usually represent three or four persons who think they know where campaign funds could be placed to advantage. The labor organisations as such are taking no band in this campaign. Efforts are being made to enlist the locomotive engineers lor Cregier to the same extent that they were for Palmer last fall. They are not likely to succeed. The fact that ilynes, the present attorney ol tbe Q." road, is the principal platform advocate of the Democratic candidate, and that Ed Furthmann takes such an interest in Cre-gier's success that he has given up participation in his home politics at Lake V iew, are not liKely to help the Cregier candidacy with the labor organizations. And m this connection it may be said that Cregier'a principal advocate tbe junior Democratic organ was a violent advocate of strong measures" against the West Side and North Side strikers last falL It daily called on tbe Mayor to use force to run Yerkes' cars. If Cregier should be elected Mayor he would be wholly subservient to the junior Democratic organ, and workingmen who resorted to strikes to obtain fair wages or other concessions from employers would probably bo treated in a summary fashion. lhe Cregier men yesterday recognized tne mistake they had made in bringing Uynes and Furthmann to the front in the campaign. Hypes' speech of Saturday night, it was claimed, was calculated to help Mayor Roche, though of course it was not so intended. REFLECTING OX HIMSELF. Cregier himself also made a bad break in his reference to the tunnel extension as part of the drainage scheme. He gave evidence of his lack ot capacity for the position which he lormerly held. He tried to make it appear that tbe four-mile extension of the tunnels was not necessary, because the sewage would all be diverted into the Des-piaines Valley when the drainage scheme is carried out. It will take some time for that. In the meantime it is necessary to have the source of the water supply uncontaminated by the sewage of the city or of Hyoe Park and Lake View which now flows into the lake, or which may be carried out at flood times in the spring when the back-water of the Desplaines Valley travels lakewatL It has frequently been tbe experience that the water supply is at times contain. naled by the flow of the sewage into the crib. The four-mile tunnel plan was agreed on to prevent all possibility of the recurrence of that. It was recommended, it should be added, by Mr. ArtingstalL Cre-gier's former assistant and puoiL Nothing less than a four mile limit would guarantee an entirely pure supply at all times, l he cost of the extra extension is only about 1150,000, not t2,OJO,000 as Mr. Cregier falsely assumed. Tha wind pumper is not much of an engineer. He would be satisfied with such an arrangement as that at Lake View, which breu an epidemic in that town. The Democratic candidate also appears to be opposed to the drainage scheme, and seems to forget that as proposed it cannot be carried into operation unless a majority of the peo- file so decide, la fact, he shows an amazing ack of knowledge of the details of municipal government for one who has had so long an experience as the head of a municipal department. CREUIER'S AIK-1UMPINO MACHINES. tbe public expense. He will carry experience, training, ability, and honor to bis high office. Without disparaging bis competitor it Is the simple truth to say that Mr. Cratty is tbe much better equipped man of tbe two for judicial outy. Nor Is it true that any authorized body bas spoken for the Chii-ago bar on this subject. An alleged bar primary wis held. Although there are j 950 members of the Chicago bx, only $48 voted at the so-called bar primary. Of these 46 only 811 voted tor the Democratic nominee, Mr. Mo-Con oe 11. Mr. Cratty will get the votes ot a large majority of the Chicago bar. He is entitled to the support ot the Republicans of Coolt County Ho will receive It and will be elecitd. and he will be a non-partisan Jndgo In the highest sense ot that expression. EARNEST SUPPORT fcKS OF BADEXOCH. Ha New school sites. Streets 91 miles paved and 545 miles of graamg and ditching 8,677,602 Water pipe 15 5-0 miles laid 67,tii9 Fire hydrants 1.0S4 and cisterns 14 &:27S Water service pipes ld,;&i 25237 Sewers 3i4 miles; eaten basins, 1,572; man holes, 1 ST7 432.176 Houne drains 14897 177,434 Electric lights 287. including plant which wUi suDply 175 more lights....- 105.838 Gas lamps 3 61S...... lu&w Oil lamps g,7u9. 24.2M New plank sidewalks 79l'i miles 2M.710 Stone sidewalks miles H5.8V9 Total- .... . f9.sSSJ.767 From 1879 to 1886, under the previous administration, eight bridges (two of them small ones over tne canal) were constructed at an expense of $4ai.913.45, the city s portion being C3'J0,452.09 and the railroads" tl06.4)1.3a. In 1S87-'8S two years under Mayor Roche, six bridges were built at a cost of $440,99i7G. the city paying C:4-J,797.04 and the railroads $197.195.7& During the eight years from 1W79 to lSi. Inclusive, nine new viaducts were built, three old ones reconstructed, and additions made to another at an exDense of ? !,i5.7l 30. the city's pottion ot wbtch was f5ei2.o99.ll and that of the railroads t723.134.19. In 18M8 the only year In which tt was possible to do anything, as the law requires notice to be given the railroads in January, tbe former administration having neglected to perform this duty ten new viaducts were built and two old ones reconstructed at an expense of 11,182,411 S3, the railroads paying (98,56.10 of this amount, and tne city only Sal 4. 155. 73. So it will be seen that Mayor Rocbe did more in this direction in one year than bis predecessor in eight years, and saved the taxpayers tM55.24 more. In other words, out of a total expenditure of $1.732 (M8.75, from lt79 to 1SS6, the city's portion is '-KW IWI -.M and that rf lha railrnnria fcs "I . 15, while out of an expenditure of 1.6-J3.404.t4 in two years under Mayor Kocoe, tne railroads paid tl. 165,451.82 and tne city only t457.952.62. Tne railroad are liable for ail land damages caused by the construction of viaducts. This is a business administration, the affairs of tbe city being conducted in the interest of the people. SURBOUNDEO BI DISSENSIONS. AH INSANE CONVICT'S ACT. in MRS. M. GOIDEN. He Attacks Hi Keeper at tha AnTlnm Kla-ln and Nearly Kills II I m. Elgin, IlL, March 24- fSpeciaLl Henry McCabe of Chicago the convict murderer transferred a few days since fromJoliet to the insane asylum here, made a vicious at tack early this morning on one of his attend ants ana would by this time have committed one more murder but for the prompt action of several other attendants and one of the asylum physicians, who happened to be present. McCabe, who is a powerful fellow, armed himself with a hardwood stick, obtained by breaking off the handle of a floor swab, and made a rush at one of his keepers. Seven other patients, all of the violent class, joined in the fracas. Mahoney, the attend ant first attacked, had a narrow escape. Dr. Cuthbertson hurried to his aid and other attendants arrived just as the mob ot criminal insane bore down on them wild with rage. McCabe is a dangerous man. He was brought here the lyth iust. from Joliet, where he had been sent for the murder of Lawyer James 1L Howard. NEWS OJ? THJB NOHIHWEST. Irvm Lacroix, a deserter from Battery H, ot the Third Artillery, was arrested at Wichita, Kan., yesterday. John Henderson, an employe of the Hill & Bingley circus, stranded at Atlanta, Ga., dropped dead yesterday. His home was at La Pitrre. Mich. Robert Smith, a Chicago croon who attempted suicide m the Racine jail a week ago In a tit of despondency, has been sentenced to imprisonment at the Waupun Penitentiary for one year for burglary. John Fosseit of Hillsboro, Ind., became desperateiy jealous of his wile, and Friday afternoon durir:g a heated controversy he dragged her into the yard and shot her four times. The murderer tried to escape, but was arrested. Dr. D. C. Marquis of the Jefferson Park Church, Chicago, a professor of tne Presbyterian Theological Seminary, received a welcome at the Presbyterian Church in Decatur, HU yesterday, where he preached to his old paruh-oners. It Is So Favorable to Roche That His Election Is Beyond Doubt. The attempts that have been persistently made in some Democratic quarters to discredit the Republican city ticket amon? the voters of German descent have so far proved a failure. There is some opposition to Mayor Roche among a certain class of Germans. This opposition, however, only endears him more strongly to the respectable Germans, for it is confined to those who have pronounced sympathies with extreme Socialism and anarchy. The tum-veretns are a pretty reliable barometer of public opinion among the Germans. Within tho Chmurm Tnrnoi-.i Hia- trict there has been going on for the last two years a fierce warfare between the so-called conservative and radical elements. Occasionally the roar of cannon has been beard outside of the organization, and the newspa pers uavo contained accounts ol some hotly-contested oattles. The conservatives, so-calied, have invariably carried the day. Proof was thus furnished, if it was necessary, that Socialism is confined to a small portion only of the Germans. Tbat the Germans are also by coc viction and tradition Republicans is a well-known fact. There was only one man in the Democratic party who couid divide this German vote and he is not running. The administration of Mayor Roche has offered no reasons for dissatisfaction to the respectable Germans. THE HOUSEWIVES FOR ROCHE. On the contrary, far from being dissatisfied, the Germans are greatly pleased with the nominations. Any one who makes a trip on the North Side and takes the trouble to talk to Germans about politics will soon become convinced of this fact. In the first place the wmd-pumping record of Mr. Cregier and Mayor Rocne's remedy are, perhaps, of greater influence among them than among any other class of people. Among tbe Germans the women are more emphatically than among others the housewives. They sourn any innovation that would alter the circle of tneir duties. For that reason their opinions oq household matters are of more than ordinary weight with the men. It requires no description to bring to anybody's mind the inconveniences and worry that comes from an insufficient water sunolv. These inconveniences which were notorious when Mr. Cregier's wind pumps were at work have disappeared since Mayor Koche took hoid of the "matter. The German housewives are grateful to him, and they control more votes than the ordinary wirepulling politician. In the second place, there is the nomination of Franz Amberg. Mr. Amberg has the reputation among the Germans of being a business-ma ct, not a politician certainly not a professional nolitician. If there is anybody a German bates it is a professional poV itician. His dislike in this respect la more pronounced Mian among other nationalities. The Democratic Campaign Commit tea Confronted by Numerous FerplexTtie. Messrs. Corcoran, Sokup, Niehoff, Murphy, Moran, King, and Wenter, the ward patriots who are managing the Cregier campaign, spent the greater part of yesterday at the Democratic headquarters trying to straighten out the ward tangles growing out of tbe ambition of members of the party to become Aldermen and constables. While they were in session word was received that the Burke-Joyce Scarry Post-Office faction of Sixth Ward Democrats bad put up Hillock against O'Brien, the regular nominee in the Sixth Ward. Tbe friends of O'Brien at once sent the committee a message to the effect that if the supporters of Hillock were in anywise recognized by the Campaign Committee O'Brien and bis friends would cut the heart out of the city ticket." Martin Kearney, who was knifed by Burke wben he ran for Commissioner last fall, also sent a warning to the managing statesmen, saying that he would taae care to get even with Burke and his nominees. The man aging patriots were in a . quandary. Wenter, who is a novice in politics, Is perfectly bewildered by these ward disputes and does not know wbat to do. M ke Corcoran, Morgan Murphy, and Jon SokuD are running things to suit tnemselves, quietly ignoring the Chairman and the "noodle," as they call King. Jonas Hutchinson is trying to play the cutocrat, but the Murpny-Sokup-Nieboff -Corcoran combination is "onto him," as the members express it. Alter the Sixth Ward trouble had been passed without being settled the committee skipped to the Nineteenth. Frank La w-lcr is making trouble there. He is running an ex-saloonkeeper namd McCann, who is a cousin of his, for Alderman. " Red " Sheridan is the regular nominee, and Sheridan's friends say that if Lawler's man is not hauled off there will be war to the knife on the Cregier ticket, which Lawier is supporting. Lawler has been sent for. He bas been told that unless he pulls out McCann he will not be reelected to Congress. But McCann will not be pulled off, even oy Lawier. He thinks he can win. This sore spot cannot be healed before election, and it will seriously interfere with the Cregier ticket. There are also rows in the Fifth Ward, where the German Democrats are "complaining of the way in which their candidate, Busch. was treated at the primary by the supporters of Tim Hickey. Tim's course since the nomination has not been calculated to settle matters. In the Ninth Tommy Carroll is complaining that the committee is not sustaining him. It has sent no money into the ward. In the Thirteenth the respectable Democrats protest against the dicKer of the toughs with ex-Alderman Lyke. In the Fifteenth "Little" Mike Ryan is accused of offering to sell out the whole town ticket for votes for himself for Alderman, and in the Sixteenth Peter J. Ellert is raising a disturbance. The whole time of tne committee is taken up in settling these quarrels. CREGIER AND TUB LABORITES. Mr. Cregier is devoting considerable attention to ao-calied labor political organizations. They tfiah tha Alderman to Raa Iodpnd-eatly. The following; petition, signed by teveral hundred voters of the Eleventh Ward, has been presented Aid. Badenoch: 77 am John. J. adnocA; We, the under signed. Republican residents of tne Eleventh Ward, believing that n bonest. faithful, and ranable Alderman should be continued in our otv Council as long a oe Is able to make a per- tnmi attendee for the public good, and having fnii Mttkflei ourselves tbat the charges made by kt rcvnrra FL White in a "rapid transit" meet ing held in the Princess Opera House. Madison street and Ogden avenue. Thursday evening, Mirrh 119. ire false in every particular, tha undersigned having in their possession a statement in writing from ths party given as authority stating that the charges are untrue, do hereby unite in an earnest request to you to stand as an nrirwnrtnt -nni Mate for the office of Alderman of this ward, which office you have so acceptably filled to the entire satisfaction of all good citi-ena nf nnr ward and citv during your term ot office, and we hereby pledge you our enthuslastio support at the polls on tne aay 01 riccuuu. David Bradley, Engineer Gereeke'a Report of What Discovered Damaged Engines, Some of tbe Democratic organs in trying to explain away the wmd-pumping charges made against Cregier get their facts and fancies considerably mixed, thus confusing and misleading their readers. The history of the wind-pumping experiments is briefly told. The faulty engines were put in under Cregier's direction in 1ST2, Cregier being at the time the Chief Engineer. They did comparatively satisfactory work until the winter of li77-'7!i. The original valves were then taken out and new ones of Cregier's own design substituted. These were a miserable failure. Something had to be done to prevent tne "pounding," wnich threatened to wrecic the machinery. Air cushions were next introduced for the pur peso of preventing this "pounding " and roak'ng the action of tbe pumps noiseless. But the usefulness of the pumps wan thereuy impaired. Mr. Gerecke, the experienced mechanical engineer now in the city's service, treating on this subject, says: I found at the North Side Water-Works several air pumps. One was a duplex double-acting machine with two air cylinders, each ii inches in diameter, eight incn stroke, running usually eighty revolutions per minute, and which could furnish about 1U5 cubie feet ot air at atmospberio pressure; another with two cylinder which at forty double strokes per minute could furnish about thirty cubic feet of air. and a third which conld furnish about fifty cubio feet ot air per minute. This last one was used as a water pump when the well had to be pumped dry. When the "72 " engine was running it was employed to pump air for tbe engine. The three pumps together could easily furnish au cubic feet of air at atmospheric pressure per minute. This was pumped into a receiver under a presure of twelve pounds above atmosDhere, and from this receiver the air was led by means of pipes into the suction valve chambers of the pumps. A similar state of things existed at the West Side works. The engines were pumping wind instead of water. Mr. Gerecke says in reference to them : l found the tvo air cylinders to have each 11 Inches bore by 10 inches strobe, and could furnish, at forty-bix double strokes per minute, a i4o cubio inches of atmospheric air for each double stroke, or 81 cubic feet per minute, which was forced into the pump barrels on the ud- strokes of the pump buckets and which caused so much loss of water. These are the indisputable facts. Justhow much the air pumps cost the city is not on record, but they have been painted, cleaned up, and laid aside, and are now for sale at a low figure. Tney pumped 251 cubic feet of atmosphere per minute for Mr. Cregier, it will be seen, but could have pumped much more if they had been run more rapidly. Mow much water they displaced is not known, but since they were removed it is known that all talk about the inadequacy of the water supply has ended and that the water pipes contain water instead of air. The damage to the engines on account of the air-pumps is left out of sight, but when the pumping engines were turned oyer to Mayor Rocbe they were in a scandalous condition. The steam cylinders were split open and the machinery generally could not well have been in worse shape. Tbe pumping of air cost the city large sums for fuel and labor, to say nothing of tbe fact that the inadequacy of the water supply was a source of great inconvenience and a menace to every householder in the city. THE NON-PARTISAN Jl'DICIARY DODGE rout. . J. Wilson, w. W. W. A. Wells. W. P. Iteiid. J. Harley Budler. Kcv. ii. W. Thomas, W. II. Worth, William II. liolden, F. F. AxtelU J. H. Bmcl-haw, H. H. Aldrtuh. W. O. Carpenter, C. II. Wood, I. N. Camp, K. 8. Lyon. tj. A. scribner, John Walker, B. II. homer. George A. Marshall. H. J. Coon. H. K. Blawner, Sample & UcHoe, W. Willis. C. W..VcMilllan. R. W. Wilson. James H. Hamilton, William ii. (jmiih. William Je&Ktmaii, George Snook. L. W. FUk. Ir. E. M. P. Ludlam, 1. (i. I jme. C. I. Wescott. Charles 11. Merrltt, J.J. Brown, A. KO10, A. A. AerT. Bert t'lbb'ins, T. W. Kolb. James B. Campbell, ii. H. Ilines. John fcklniundn, William Wile.-Theodore Sclinell, Henry Whttbeck, W. J. Chalmers, A. A. Kece. Ir. Homer M. Thomas, George BorahoU, Jr., C Bunge. John I. Iet, J. il. linns. K. T. Prt, James Boiler. 11. Rarrison, C. B. Kremer. M. O. Brown. William Cochran, W. J. Lea. I beater. In Torolhn. William M.-Kee. W. Ii. K. Strvens, James B. Carter. James 1- Clancy, C S. Blat kuian, J. G. Keith. B. C. Blawney, Ed V. ; locum, 1 C. Ken, A. .1. Hon, John B. BI1. C. A. Sturtevant, Henry Gillespie, C. HuWer. Charles Henry. Thomas Garvin. Herman Kofenthal, W. B. J. Powell, If. 11. Brown. J. S. PUu e. Frank Grundies, Charles Aery, C. Ko.b, Charles B. Shaw. Arthur H. Le Moae, C. V. Brush. Charles L. Hume, E. O. Ijeonnrfl, And MA) others. UUCELLASL'Ot'S POLITICAL. NEWS. nd to be struck Uumo now by .T rks who have been preying oat. e:r dupes tor several years. I any of the candidates. In a few instance I .... expressed my opinion as I uia beiore ocean Ing my present position, and which 1 aider the privilege of every America t:J. T rtA fint Intend trk rie K T rn. 1 .lumh w political shark uuii.i v. uit.i m u j. . avt rvritt j cars, x nitt n lha rm hr n T that Qtit T?tt t . Benevolent Associations. I wi.i further Jdd r the enrichment of those gentlemen ho areT, anxious to pet money without working j0r that I will give any one f of my hard-w2 money who can sav that I tr.ed to infiaeLnl them to vote for any particular candidate. WILLI AM tiCBBH AN AMERICA'S CIT1ZK.X. Tbe following question bas been sent t- Tkibcxe: Washington, D. C March 84. rEaitor. Tribune.) Am I Briih subject orAmeneTl citizen? I was born in Vermont and thirl until 1 years old. My father family moved w Canada; my father became a British mbM , came back inio ue United State waea I was ii years old and have lived here since I ij I'jitru mj register iiicc me i ence 1 ... . Have I to takeout natural i at ion rapers? Pi.Ji answer in your most esteemed naper. & P u ne point fYtn ttn irltt.t on1 be a littie obscure, but it can hardly be held u.2 tbe act of the faiher denaturalized toe sof A Circular Which Explains How tha System VVas Worked. The following circular was extensively circulated throughout the city yesterday. It speaks for itself: The chief editorial writer of the Chicago Timet is anxious that the Circuit Court shall be controlled by non-partisans. He thinks that it is only a Democratic Judge who ran be a nonpartisan. Tuis anxious man is Martin J. lias-Bell. He Is a South Park Commissioner and Auditor ot the South Park board. For nis services as auditor he draws (3.0J0 a year. At the end of the present year he will have drawn out of tha South Park treasury. If he was a Democrat who took no part in politics his appointment might be called a non-partisan one. But during all these years he has been able to edit a Democratic organ. Ue had time to run the Jlerall for years as the managing editor while drawing this fci,0OO salary as Auditor of the park board. Before Mr. Russell was a Commissioner no one member of the board ever drew a salary during two consecutive years. The rule was that the member who was serving bis fifth year, and who bad completed four years of gratuitous service, should get the Auditor's salary, which was deemed about sufficient to cover the actual ex penses imoosed upon him during tho are years of his service. But the Democratic editor had both the influence and the gail to hold tbe salaried position during ihe entire term! Nor is be the only member of his family who is In the employ of tbe South Park Board. Mr. Kussell has a faculty for holding office and drawing salary as a non-partisan in Republican neighborhoods while working as a Lie in oc ratio editorial partisan. In Republican Hyde Park he managed to get the village clerkship and us tl.wu salary as a non-partisan. Although constantly employed as a Democratic writer, he felt uncomfortable until he got another nonpartisan salary and worked himself into the South Park Board, where, as already stated, be began Jrawing pay at once. That the offlce for which he is now getting frlOuO a year Is a sinecure is apparent. Otherwise be could not ran and manage a Democratic party organ during a Presidential canvass. Any Democrat conld be a non-partisan on tbe same terms as Mr. Russell. Is it not time there was a new Auditor la it not time the Republicans of Cook County had this farce ot non-partisansliip in the South Park Board brought to an end? Besides Mr.Non-Partisan Democratic Editor Russell, that other saintly man. Mr. A. W. vreen, woo would not tnink favorably ol a party man. and who associated himself with Mr. W. C Goudy in order to get into a non-partisan atmosphere, also favors the South Park Board by serving as its attorney. Would it not be cruel to remove Mr. Green and put a Republican In his place t Mr. Thomas Cratty. the KeoubLican nomine for Circuit Court Judge, la an able, broad-gauged, bonest lawyer. He was regularly nominated in a fair, open convention of the party without any solicitation on his part. He has been In active practice at the Illinois bar tor twenty-six years. He will not go on the bench to be educated. - at vote. tbe latter' consent was not The Sltoatloa la Tarloas Quarters The French for Koche. The action taken by leadiug Republicans in the Eleventh, Twelfth, and Thirteenth Wards during tne last three or four days bas immensely strengthened the Republican city ticket. There has been great dissatis faction with the outcome of tbe primaries in these wards as far as the Aldermanic nom inations were concerned. Tbe action of the citizens in calling out Messrs. Badenoch, Lake, and McGregor corrects any blunder then made, and will probably lead to good results in the Aldermanic election. It will certainly swell the vote- for the Republican city ticket. lhe supporters of Messrs. Badenoch, Lake, and McGregor are also sup porters of Mayor Koche. 1 hey will vote for him and work, for his election among their friends. Nearly every Republican voter in the three wards named will come to the poles. This will tend to Republican success. Apart altogether from those considerations the reelection of Aid. Badenoch and Aid. Mc Gregor is most desirable. Both are strong, able, intelligent men of tried integrity. Mr. Badenoch is by all odds superior to Mr. Kent. He has faithfully represented his ward in the council, mere is not a Haw ou his record. He deserves the compliment of indorsement. His candidacy will give the Republicans of the ward, who have been disgust ed with tbe manner in whicn the primary was conducted, an opportunity to express their strong disapproval. Of course Mr. McGregor is so immeasurably superior to the fellow Lyke that comparison would be offensive to Mr. McGregor's friends. Lyke is not a Republican. He is a Democrat masquerading as a Republican. He is no good. He ought to be defeated, buried out of sight. Mr. Lake, who is running against Mills m the Twelfth, is an able and an honest man. He will be supported by some of the best men of the ward. Mr. Mills, though a fair man, is open to criticism. The manner in which he secured his nomination is also open to com ment. Following the lead of the "West Side wards. there is a movement in the Third Ward to bring out Aid. Wetherell as an independent candidate. There is some talk also of an in dependent candidate in tbe Fourth, and there will be a third candidate in the Twen ty-fourth. where neither Dunham nor Parker gives any degree of satisfaction to either party. Everything is progressing most satisfac torily on the Republican side. Capt. McGrath is heartily supporting Mayor Roche; so are Joe Dixon and John O'Neill, who were re ported to be for Cregier for social reasons. Ex-A'd. Follansbee has been listed with the deserters from tbe Republican party. Follansbee bas never been a Republican except at a primary election. The only weak spot on the whole Republican ticket is the West Town nomination for Assessor.- Mr. Will- iams has made some enemies, who will ex press their enmity at the polls, out this will not affect tne ticket as a whole. The Democrats who will vote for Mayor Rocbe on account of his wise, prudent, and economical administration and because they do not like Cregier are as 100 to I to the Re publicans who are opposed to Mayor Koche on account ol his mends. The principal work of the Campaign Com mittee during the week should be directed to getting out the full Republican vote, especial ly in the becond, lhird, and Fourth Wards. HILLOCK BROUGHT OCT. A mass-meeting ot ISixth Ward Democrats who are opposed to J. V. U Brien, the party nominee for Alderman, was held at Union Hall, ualsted and Ibirty-lourtu streets, last evening to select a candidate to represent mem in tne council, speeches were made by W. A. Joyce. Frank O'Neill, Aid. Burke, Billy ticarry, and others, after which Charley iiiuock, an ex-Alderman, was chosen to make the race. The speakers eulogized the nominee. Hillock was in the Council for four years. His eulogists will nnd it difficult to point to any vote or act 01 nis wonny 01 commendation. lie invariably voted with the gang and in tne interest 01 corporations. To the extent of bis little ability be advocated almost every vicious measure wnich was before the Coun ciL The Republicans have no candidate for Alderman in this ward. The Demo crats have three candidates Hillock, u urien, and ji.mmertcn. :sot one of mem should be elected. Ihey are all represents tive specimens of the reform " party led by Cregier. They have their counterparts in every ward in tne city. A more unsavory or ravenous gang 01 tougn citizens than tbe Democrats have nominated for Aldermen this time it would be difficult foranvsetof viciously cunning persons to select. Cregier beads tbe ticket bearing their names. He and bis organs are advocating their election. iiiuoca is only one ol a bad lot. FRENCHMEN FOR ROCHE. The French-Canadian West ISide Repub lican Club met at Franchere Hall, No. 153 Blue Island avenue, at 4 o'clock yesterday aiieruoou, vo rainy tuo party nominations on city sua town tic.eia. juicaaei oeyre presided. Gabriel Davoust, the first and principal speaker, presented a convincing array of figures on tbe great municipal improvements carried out oy Mayor Koche and the great saving to taxpayers effected by his ecoaumicai aumiuisiration, ana made a strong appeal to bis countrymen to help with ail their energy in giving so good a Mayor tne indorsement ot a sweeping victory at the polls next week. Strong speeches for the success of the entire ticket were made by t - m v. r i i . r i. i-j. iittvuy oi i no juuiway jigt, an old sol dier; U. beney, F. Chartran, and Mr. Cava- roc DEXYIXO FAL8B CHARGES. William Gub bins writes as follows to The Tribune: Chicago, March 21 Editor of The Tribune! i uesira to contraaict a statement that appeared In the columns of a newspaper tbat is notorious for making malicious statement about persons. What the leaders of that political machine, the Street Railway Employes Benevolent Association, have to say about mv making a canvass against tneir candidate for Mayor ts an infamous be. I have never tried to influence any driver or conductor to vote lor or apinit au rouid tt..t n- riven thereto. The Department of Justice H Washington cites an opinion given as far bark T ' 4 July, lii9. in which it is helu that a tree wk,u persou born in this country of foreign parenu k 3i me mited states. An opuuci rs in some respects on u T ,4 lion was rendered by the Attorney c,-T v e-l Aug. 6. 188a. A woman tJU 18 this country of American parents married a B Spanish subject residing here but who was S3 never naturalized, and with her husband and ku K child. 8 years old, also born in this couatrr rs. tt moved to spun, wbere she lived until her hoi. i band's death. It was held that the removal of a! the woman and her child to Sbain and t.Z ft there under the c'.rcuminr not evidence of an attempt on their part to ex. it patriate themselves and that they are still Amei 11 can citizens. The Bohemian Democratic Central r SI paign Committee met at Kteiner's Hall ves- l terday afternoon. Charles Lederer presided. f i A resolution was adopted denonnnmir t 1 1 policy of tbe Bohemian daily paper ovorami. S which favors the Republican ticket. fj COMME.XTIXO OS THE BAR PRIM ART. S3 The Legal Aiitutr, commenting on th K bar primary, says: s Tbe Question is submitted to the bar whether H these Dolls ar-j conducted in such a manner as to i recommend their continuance. The last poll 5 had the flavor of an ordinary ward poll. The buttonholing, pulling, elbowing ot workers, the fj print. ng and distributing of tickets, postal cards. ? circulars, etc were not calculated to enhance E uir-uiM.i .uc uar ID inc CVe Ol tQ6 pUDliO. The goodfellowship ot lawyers was more strong ly recommended than their respectabilities. 6a dit, tbat one candidate had the special influence of one of the local Judges in his favor this method be continued? We trust not. The expression of the bar should be free and anmfla-enced by personal cajolery or unworthy coatd-eiations. Merit should be the guiding rule obtaining the suflrages of the bar and nothing else. c re nut tuiciuk Mime oi uic utterances cf members of the bar.' JEFFERSON. ' The People's party of Jefferson held a ennrm. tfon Saturday evening at the opera-house at Maplewood and placed tn nomination s value and town ticket, as follows: President of the Village Board. William J. Wallia. Irving Hark; Trustees. Fred Scbareo-berg, Jefferson Part; Sveu O. Olin, Maslewood: Fred T. Homan. Aimira: Village Clerk. Frank T. Frahm. Jefferson Park; Poll- Magistrate. S. 1'. Gooding, Maplewood: Town on cers Supervisor. Daniel Calhoun. Irrai Park ; Assessor. Perrj Kussell, Jefferson Park; Town Clerk. Frank T. Frahm: Justices of tha Peace. Isaac X. Henstis, Jeiferson Park; A. T. Gear. Bwmansville; J. F. Julian. Irving Park; Frank May mono, Cragin; Constables. J. R. Mo Mahon. J. K. Brazie, Thomas Gardner; School Trustee. Dr. Butler, Maplewood. The Ceatral Committee were empowered to select a nominee for Town Collector and to till any vacancies that might occur. 1 he ticket named above is n opposition to the present administration sua ported by the Citizens' party, whose coovenUoa resulted in most instances in the renominaOon. of tne present incumbents. THE CLBABCTQ-HOUSBa. ExctiangM of Lt WmTc Compared wttTa Those of Correspond ng Week la Boston, Mass., March 24. The following table, compiled from dispatches to the Ped from the managers of the clearing-houses in the cities named, shows tbe gross exchanges for the week ended March 3, 1SS9, with rates per cent of increase or decrease as com pared with be amounts for the correspond ing week in 1SSS: New York $ Boston . Philadelphia M Chicago St. Louis San Francisco Baltimore ............ Cincinnati New Orleans... Pittsburg ...... Kansas City Louis ville Providence Milwaukee Omaha Minneapolis.......... Denver Galveston Detroit Cleveland Indianapolis. .. Memphis.... .... ..... Columbus ... ........ Ktchmoua.... ........ Duluth SU Paul Hartford Peoria St. Joseph ...l New Haven.......... Norfolk .... Portland.. ...... ... Sprmgheld..... M Worcester LowelL Syracuse Wichita ... ...... Los Angeles ......... Grand KaDids. ...... Tope k a- Sloax City Tacoma. Montreal.. 6.WU.995 Increase US K1.9Ai,S51 Increase 10 63.Ml.W9 Increase HI Uuu Increase 17 JH.5.-e54 Increase Kit liS-iiGM Increase 5 Decrease 9 tt.NStf.WM Increase lit 10.50o.iK4 Increase K.9 1-2.447.WS5 Increase . Increase If 1 5.711 1 lucres S6.5 tWiaw Decrease L5 .Si5,0UJ Increase IS-1 9.$l.V Increase 90.7 S.7U.!H7 Increase 4.5 &u.T50 Increase SS.7 Vt6t9 Increase 15 iiail Increase 6.9 S.S97.V5 Increase 138 l.&)4.-i9 Increase 8.0 2.5JU542 Increase 41.6 2.S-295U0 Increase 1.7 8.1U7.934 Increase 53. l.V?9.84i Increase 15.9 &.1 JX.tiiS Decrease Lfcd.436 Decrease 13." L315.3U Increase S-9 1.S.W.H6-! Increase 11 LirJil.' Decrease 9.S Decrease C4.0 tt.64g Increase 69 l.m717 Decrease tt 1,0X3 842 Increase 0.S 749. 1 Increase HI &&4. Increase 8.5 Svl.6ri3 Increase a T".J.iM Decrease 4S.J VIS. 177 Decrease 7.4 359.79U Increase 4-4U33 .... ir 1.144 ..... 7,7tj9.i66 ... ' TotaL Outside New York.. ,1.U15.,076 . 3i9.iH4.Ubl Increase Increase 11.5 9. Not included in total. this tune last year. No clearing bouse at On the Foreign Exchange. Loxdok. March 24. Discount during tha last week was quoted at 2Jf for three months and 2 for short. Owing to treasury ac cumulations tbe market has been bare. The large amount or gold expected from America is unlikely to be retained in England, la view of the rate of Paris exchange ana the bourse requirements at the . eni of the month a considerable decline in the value of money is expected si tbe beginning of the next quarter. On the Stock Exchange prices were quiet. The small effect which the Tans collapse had on quotations here shows a great undercurrent of strength in the market. In view, however, of impending failures in connection with metal in London and Paris great can tion is exercised. American railroad securi ties were dull during the week, operators were disposed to make moderate purchase ot the soundest issues on any xalL Louia- viile & Nashville, Lake Shore, ana norioino "Western were well supported, ueaaing. Ohio & Mississippi, aud Uenver & Grande declined. The Matut considers that the Tans crisis has crippled the producing power of 'France. It says that large numbers oi worimtn be thrown out of emoloyttcent who wiU generate discontent, throw discredit on the Government, and increase Boulanger's chances. which the new repressive policy is not uaeij to counteract- The effect abroad wui aiso w great. Witn the powers of r ranee crippcu Russia will Do less friendly to France ana tne aggressive policy ot Kasa wui cj checked. Kussia, Austria, and itaiy wu find greater difficulty in borrowing, ana u prospects of peace will be thereby iucrea"eu. Ine in evitab.e crippling of trade n rauce will injure trade in all Europe and distarn Eastern and South American commerce. Paris. March 24. On the bourse, up to late hour yesterday, prices were maintained and buyers outnumbered sellers. The following subscribers have guaranteed the sua of au,ouu.ou0 francs on condition that t Bank of France advances to the Comply d'Escompte W0,(XJ.iAW lraocs: Bothscouo, 3,uua.iJ0 francs; the directors of the Oomp-toir dEscompte, 2.500,(W francs: Foncier, 2,oJO,oxw francs; Banque de 2.&0.ono francs; Banque d'Escomptc Crei Mobdier, Societe dee Depots, and M--iieme. S:arn, Mottinguer, U.rod. and Hentna 1,000,000 francs each; Credit Lyonoa-s and Societe Generale. 50-1,000 Irenes each. Credit Industrial, 300,000 francs, and various others 700.000 francs. In addCnra tne Iou ing subscribers have pledged 4fl.OO0.yO0 franca more: Bank ot France, 20.000.OU) francs j Rothschilds and the Syndical Cnamber ot Brokers, 3,(KW.OO0 francs each; Credit Foncier, 2,500.000 francs, and forty-seven others the remaining ll.5oU.lXlU franc. . The Russian 4 per cent conversion loan 700.000,000 francs wiU be issued here, e-ciusively by Rc'toschiid, atiftr,. . Los dos, March 24. Ua the Berlin, FrsnK-f on, and Vienna bourses prioes cicsed am yesterday. n

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