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OCR CQICAGO LETTER.
Chicago'! Hew Mayor What he U and
How he Wu Elected.
A VISIT TO THE "HULL HOUSE" ,
And a Description of the Philanthropic
Undertaking or Soma Trnly
Mr Clbaon'a JNetter.
C.123 Emerald Avb , t
Chicago, III, April 24, 1893. f
Since my last letter, Chicago has
elected to the highest municipal office
a new political boss and dispenser of
polls, the notorious Carter Harrison.
He baa filled the office of mayor eight
successive years before (CreRler and
Washburn succeeded him,) and was so
openly andndenlably the tool of the
gamblers, liquor dealers, professional
politicians and spoils hunters, that the
respectable element, regardless of party
filiation, organized a citizens' move
ment to defeat him. A citizens' ticket
waa nominated, endorsed by the re
publican party primaries, and big
. meetings were held al! over the city.
All tbe leading dallies, except Harri
aon'a (Tbe Times,) supported the
citizen' ticket, and many of the clergy
men of tbe city took an active part in
trying to down Harrison and elect
Allerton. ISuthe waa able to defeat
them all. Harrison Is a master of the
game of politics, and by making him
self solid with the sttongest party
machine, and adding tbe vicious, the
Ignorant and the gullible of both
parties to his following, virtually elec
ted hlmBelf ruler of a million people,
elected himself in the face of an or
ganized, determined, hard-working op
position. The people generally were
so desirous of having the best possible
man mayor during the World's Fair
that the citizen's movement was much
stronger than, In ordinary years, It
would have been; yet Harrison wai
elected by about 20,000 majority.
One of Harrison's methods of holding
the vast labor vote, was to Hood the
city with a woodcut of Allerton send
ing the Plnkerton's to shoot down the
workers in bis stock yard i strike of a
few years ago. There Is no doubt this
pictured history had Immense effect.
Millionaires, who rob the producers and
dictate wages to their employes, are
not the class to draw' from to head
citizens' tlcke's. The worklngmen,
even those who are Intelligent, prefer
to vote for almost any man instead.
Hut the workers of all grades and
varieties in the city are, for the most
part, far from Intelligently Inde
pendent and wipe in political matters.
I am about convinced that hanging is
too good for dirty-tongued demagogues.
They are th worst kind of traitors,
the most dangerous foes which confront
us as a nation.
It was my privilege to spend an
afternoon at the Hull House, a fow
days ago, and your readers will doubt
less be interested to read a brief des
cription of the growing plans and
purpouers of the truly christian ladles
who conduct its phllanthroplo work.
Hull House Is "a social settlement,"
started in one of the worst and poorest
parts of Chicago three years ago by
Mies Jane Adams, a daughter of Judge
Adams of Stevenson county, Illinois.
It Is an attempt, Miss Adams says, to
know the "masses" as one neighbor
knows another. Miss Adams and the
ladles associated with her live in the
midst of the poor, not to dispense
charttyln the, shape of gifts, which
usually degrade the recipients, but to
practice the love which all christians
profess. They are adding the social
function to democracy, and rebuilding
in batter christian form the social or
ganization which has almost wholly
broken do n In large districts of the
city. Whore the people are very poor,
without leisure or energy except to
work for a bare subsistence, and mov
ing iuttiU, uulgliWliae, amjlisMiUy,
mutual helpful new, are scarcely pos
sible. They live without fellowship,
without sympathy, without axplratlon
or culture, the narrowest round of
treadmill toll, often finding Its only re
lief or recreatlon('i') in the society ol
the saloon and the nerve exoiWmenU of
alcohol. They cannot have real home,
am! are, r-f courne, "without local
tradition or public spirit, without so
cial organ I cat 1q of any kind."
Tbo rUa and eoui'itrtaMy well-to-do
claatra make fewl and Invit nrgbr
of Uietr own floaix-Ul and lull!ivtiil
level to meet with them. ChrUt's ecru
mand , ''When tlou tuakral aft-al,
call the (KHir.tho uilinel, th lam and
Ih blind; and thou shall t lUwJ;
for they eannot moiupvo th;
thou shall he rectm(vDed at the r-ur
m'tlott of nh juw
Tfcts (t wfeat lhes Hall Mou Udles
are doing. They put lhmlrta on
th kivl of h poor In the utur of
nlf hUtiUo and vnt'lih fraternal
Mullhoo U a pM family niantu.o
tiallt by a.'Uh mn bfr thatuuartar
of thoelty la which It l lovaM was
g Ivve or t.i the r, for a Unonuiil
!hm and tlum ) pulailoa. The
b"mo li roomy and well furnished, the
picture especially being selected by
people of the best taste, and furnish an
education in themselves. Mini Adams
has with ber several voung ladies who
have bad all the advantages which re
fined homes, intellectual society.educa
tion and special culture could give
them, one who paints beautiful pic
tures, others who teach music, needle
work, clay modeling, cooking, cro
cheting, darning and sewing, gymnas
tic exercises, story telling. Kinder
garten, sick room cooking, German,
English literature, chemistry (with
experiments.) electricity (with expert
menu) and French. The young ladles
teach, I should say, a part of the classes
In the anove mentioned eiuues. borne
of the clashes are taught by ouuido
special 1st, from Weilesley college,
Vassar college and other well known
institutions of learning.
null Houie is made the social cen
ter of that portion of the city in which
it is located. The social club meets in
the drawing room from 8 to 10 Mon
duyevenlDL's and kas a membership
or thirty, mostly working girls, lno
first hour each evening is devoted to
read in tr, and discussions, and tbe sec
ond hour to amusement, in which they
are Joined by the Debating club, which
hat a membership or tnlrty young men.
The debating club discusses topics of
municipal and social interest. On the
same evening tnere is also a wen's
Athletic class which meets in tfce
Gymnasium, a drawing class which
meets in the reception room, an arith
metic and geometry class in the dining
room, and English composition
class in the octagon room. Tbesa and
all tbe other classes which we have
not space to enumerate are provided
with the very best teachers.
Tuesday evening the Working peo
ple's Social Science club meets. An
address of forty-five minutes Is listened
to at each meeting and afterwards
freely discussed. Outside speakers
of national reputation are often on the
program Samuel Gompers, president
of tbe American Federation of Labor
addressed tbe club February 231 on
''Labor organizations." Tbe "Single
tax remedy" was presented March 8th
by John Z White, and "What can the
law do for man? ' was the subject of a
paper April 5th by Mr. J. K. Uoyeson
April 10th Col Jacobson read a paper
on "The municipal control of neat,
light and transportation." In addi
tion to the club mentioned there is a
Young Citizens' clubof thirty members,
and regular lecturers on a great variety
of subjects by such men as Henry D.
Lloyd, Robert II. Cowdrey, Franklin
McVeagh, Melville K. Stone, Prof. E
W. B"rnl, and others.
Miss Adams is the originator, the
moving directing spirit in all this
work. Her remedy for uplifting the
masses is: "Give them the best you
have." In the closing paragraph of a
recent newspaper article she says: "I
should like to make It clear that we
might as well expect the granite tower
of the great Chicago Auditorium to
float in mld-a'r without tbo eubstruc
lure to uphold it and to give it a
reason for being, as to hope for any
uplift In our civilization without tbe
underpinning and support of the mass
es. Underneath they certainly are,
out tney are as mucn bigger and more
Important than the top as the mighty
etruoture of the Auditorium, filled with
all manner of activity and with great
swells of musio at Its heart, is bigger
and more important than the meager
spaces of the elevated tower. I should
like to add that the good we secure for
ourselves Is precarious and uncertain
is floating In mid air until it Is se
cured for all of us and incorporated in
to our common are; that no man,
whatever hie genius or his organizing
ability, can hope to permanently up
lift himself or his followers unless with
them he uplift the masses "
Uplifting the masses is all right,
but it would be much better to put a
stop to the beastly struggle which
crowds them down. There are tens of
thousands in thU city all the time out
of work, fighting for positions and the
low wages which enable capitalists to
rake off dlvldens for idle and scheming
stockholders. If It weren't for the
fiolitical pull of the money power all
die men could be provided work by
the government, building tenements
for the poor, which could ba rented at
cost of keeping them In repair. The
government should also provide cap
ital for manufacturing that should
draw no dividends for the idle and
wasteful, burdensome rich class.
I want to say before closing that the
Nebraska legislature has done nobly.
Three cheers for the Nebraska pop
ulists who have tracked the political
robber to their dens, and put a bridle
between the teeth of the railroads.
I shall hive something to say about
the World's Fair next time
Gkorqe Howard Ginsox.
Turning t lie TaMea.
In Worthlngton's Magazine for April
there Is a very able article In the
by Arthur Dudley Vinton, entitled
iVd Shakespeare Write Ilaoon's
Works?" Mr. Vinton's theory U in
genious, plausible, and well sus
tained, leaving In the mini of the
careful reader the. feeling that sui'h
cvid0i)eo and arguments a are here
prem-nted are stieh as to render It ex
tremely probable, at leant, that Shuk
tMnre and not ltueon w at the author
of the t'ay. the unflrWhed Novum
Organum, ami a-l tho rvMiof the II v
eonian theories and phiUwopule,
Ki)n Tabulea correct a had b"eath
and Improve th eotnpiexlon. Order
of your drwygUt.
Fat cattle wanted at lh Alliance,
market, 3. So. Uth St, Lincoln .Neb.
lUrber A Fowler hav tone, tf the
cheapest property la Mncolo for !.
If you hate a khhI, elesr frm and
iit tti get I.U'coio pfoHPrty, writ,
and they will And )ou a ft t-J.no iU-l.
Hootu lo, oj j Street
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land Turkeys, WhlWi Uulm'a, IVktit
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W, A HATtft, J.,
3Uf Freinoat, Neb,
WHAT THE LKGlSLATl'ItK Dili
For the 8tale University Divcns
el by Chancellor Caniield.
In the college paper, known as the
Hesperian, of April 15, Chancellor
Can field fells what the legislature did
for the State University.
His statement should set forever at
rest tbe silly partisan cry set up by
some republican papers that the inde
pendents had acted in a niggardly
manner toward the university
Somanv students are asking what
the legislature did for the University,
that it seems proper to explain Its
action through one of the Lnlversity
The most Important legislation was
that which cave the University Its
entire revenues about IJl.uOO in
two "lump" sums: one for salaries and
wages, and one for current and in
cidental expenses. This form of . ap
propriation leaves tne uegenis iree n
use the utmost economy and financial
skill; and is a great advance over the
old method of granting specific
amounts for specific purposes. Not
even the Uegents could determine for
a coning biennium how resources
could bo most wisely expended much
less, the legislature.
The usual "formal" bills were parsed
without hesitation. These are made
necessary by a somewhat peculiar con
struction of our state constitution.
They appoprlate the matriculation fees
for library purposes, the law fees for
tbe support of the college of law, and
tbe (general government) Morrill fund
for the uses of tbe Industrial college.
Statutes were abo pissed admitting
the graduates of tbe college of lar to
practice, without further examination;
and making the library of the college
of law a depository for the reports of
the supreme court. Both these acts
will be very helpful to this growing
branch of university work.
By a special statute, the botanist,
geologist, chemist, and entomologist
of the university become the acting
state botanist, acting state geologist,
acting state chemist, and acting state
entomologist. This is a peculiarly
gratifying recognition, ensures the
state most skilled service in the re
spective departments, and makes pos
sible definite state surveys in the sev
eral lines indicated.
It was a great disapolntment not to
receive the $100,000 asked for the
library building and building for
further instruction in mechanic arts.
But the legislature was put under pe
culiarly strong pressure by all parties,
and by both the retiring and incoming
governors to exerclHe most rigid econ
omy, and to reduce expenditures to the
lowest living point. Its actioB, or
lack of action, in these matters cannot,
thsrefore, bo construed as unfriendly
to the institution.
During the entire session, there wa?
not a harsh word or unfriendly criticism
or hostile act on the part of the legisla
ture, or on the part of any member
with two exceptions. The utter lgnor
ance of one and the stuold and stolid
opposition of the other deprived their
words of any weight whatever; and
simply led other members to apologize
for such exhibitions of obstinacy and
unlntelligence on the part of those un
wisely called "representatives."
Except as the sestlon Is remembered
with pleasure it Is already of the past;
tm1 t.h university authorities are
ulrpftlv nlnnnlnff tor the fifteen hun
of the next academic
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merits become known. It is used for stock
of all kinds and you cannot afford to feed
stock for market without it. There is
nothing that assists so much in
THIS MEAL, and you have only to use
it to be convinced. ONE POUND IS
EQUAL '10 3-lbs. OF CORN.
in bags of 100 lbs. each. Price,
100 lbs , or $25.00 per ton.
Worsted dress (roods from 10
cents to $1 0(1 per yard.
Ten thousand dollar stock RfinTQ snii
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Straw hats from 5c to II 25
Our stock of groceries and queensware is
give you the best goods at bottom prices.
021 0 Street.
TrTojn the Saw to theBuifdipg Direct.
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Farmers Alliance Men Please take Notice.
Complete Bills for Houses and Barns a Specialty.
Write us for Delivered Prices. mn
JOHNSOH LUMBER COMPANYt Offlct 1001 OSt . Lincoln.tNtfc
fw Mil With the animals
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toWItoIWi in show yards, with sharp competition, beinir largely at State Fairs. These
t be sold within the next sixty days at terms to suit tlie purchaser.
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Branch Barns, Lincoln, Neb.
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