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   Oak Park Lake Vindicator (Newspaper) - February 2, 1884, Oak Park, Illinois                                 THE LAKE  VOL. ir—NO. 5.  TOWN OF LAKE, ILLINOIS,  VINDICATOR  jlttkrkttlto*  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1884.  TRICE 5 CENTS.  ARCHER AVENUE ADVERTISEMENTS.  We offer our entire stock of  Men's, Boys' I Children's Overcoats i  At Manufacturers' Cost Prices  A liberal discount on Heayy Underwear, Sloyes, Saps,  AND ALL HEAVY WEIGHT GOODS.  GENUINE BARGAINS  PANTS FOR MEN,  K   PANTS FOR BOYS,  PANTS FOR CHILDREN.  Over l,OOQ Single Pants on hand, which we will offer at half value.  HENRY MORRIS'  Clothing and Tailoring House,  2896 & 2898 ARCHER AVENUE,  BRANCH HOUSE, 635 <£ 637 Larabee Street, Cor Centre St.  .7. <7. BBOWS, will be pteased to receive a eall from hi* friends.  THE VINDICATOR,  WILLIAM BAUET, Editar.  PUBLISHED EPRY SATURDAY,  -BY-  William Halley.  Subscription, 81.50 per annnm, lo xlvanr«.  OFFICES OF THE VINDICATOR.  Editor's office, 4617 Dearborn sttML Stock Yards office, 819 Koot street. Chicago office, 271 Franklin street, second floor. F. H. Hall, Ag«>nt.  ADVERTISING BATES.  The rates of advertising in TBS VlKDICATO» •re as follows:  Space.  1 inch,........  2 inches.......  3 inches.......  4 inches.......  5 inches.......  6 inches.......  Half column.. One column..  lw.  $ .TO 1.35 2.00  2 w. 11 m.|3 m,! i n. I ia m.  $1.00 2.00 3.00  $1.6s'$4.66Ya.00i$l«. IS  2.65 4.00  3.3Gj 5.00 *.00| 5.75  3.35; 8.10 5.00111.20 6.00!1«.95 7.50117.55 8.75Í21.00  7.00 10.00'15.75j36.00 13.001S.OQÌ27.50Ì63.00 105.00Í162.50  14.«, 24.7t 20.25) 34.45 35.201 42.40 31.55 53.00 35.50 62 00 62.00I102.50  tS~ Special terms will be given to advetfiaing agents.  fiS* All communications for the Editor of The Vindicator will have to be addressed as follows: "Editoe Vindicator, 4617 Dearborn street, Union StocS Yards, Chicago, 111."  NOW IS THE TIME TO SUBSCRIBE.  9  -DEALER IN  HARD AND SOFT COAL!  Docks and Main Office:  2296 Archer Avenue, Chicago.  Railroad Yards and Office:  3909 Halsted Street.  Branch Office: Forty-seventh and Laflin Sts., Town of Lake.  Telephone No. 8404.  CfcO, HOFFMANN.  REAL ESTATE  FIRE INSURANCE AGENT  For Germania and Hanover, X. Y. Underwriters. 3teamship tickets from and to all parts of Europe. .\ OTARY PUBLIC. 1333 Dearborn St., Town of Lake.  MISS L. KEELEY,  FASHIONABLE DRESSMAKER,  4733 JUSTINE STREET,  I am now ready to make Dresses in all style« and newest patterns.  Dry Goods, Notions and Candles.  LACY CLARK,  $5 Reward!  I will pay a reward of is.Ou for the- recovery of a large black NEWFOUNDLAND DOG. which disappeared from my ] remises at 4S»' 1  State street on the 16th day of January last. He answers to the name of " Billy," is Ik months old, has a white spot on the breast, and weighs 1: JO ------------  I ow is the time to subscribe for The  I  Vindicator, In addition to its many admirable features, we have commenced the publication of an interesting continued story. Subscription $1.50 per annum. Address the editor, 4617 Dearborn street.  NOW IS THE TIME TO ADVERTISE  pounds.  JOS. JESSOPP, 48; 0 State S.rcet.  THE PEOPLE'S  in The Vindicator; for with our serial story, which we now begin, and town and national politics this year, our circulation will be greatly increased, a fact much to the advantage of our advertising patrons.  Hearts will win, boys. Clubs have no show this time, nor never will.  OF AMERICA.  INCORPORATED JUNE 29th. wt.  Woe be to those who wax fat and wealthy on the ignorance and misery of the poor.  votir votes for the man that is going to punish you! What a glorious condition of society! What an enchanting contest to be invited to! We will wait.  Although January is a bail advertising month, The Vindicator has entered upon the new year with the best advertising and subscription month it has ever had. We have taken no less than ten yearly advertisements since the middle of January, and nearly all unsolicited. And our subscription list has kept equal pace. So far, we are well encouraged. But it is the collections that bother us. If we had a circulation of 5,000 prompt paying subscribers, which we hope to have before another year .passes by, our paper would be a great power for good. Make it independent financially, and it will be independent morally.  Encocraging news comes from California regarding the progress of the People's Railway company of America. Mr. Kennedy, the President of the company, is there now directing operations. During the month of January 25,000 shares of stock were placed there. Terminal facilities have been secured on the Bay of San Francisco at Berkeley, 300 miles of read are to be surveyed and right of way secured by the 1st of April, preliminary to the work of construction. A Philadelphia capitalist has been out to California to survey the situation, and has taken $20,000 worth of stock in the enterprise, and says it is one of the grandest undertakings of the age. Track laying is to begin by the 1st of March on tlie Pacific slope.  My Mammoth Goal Sheds  Are the most capacious and sicure in the southern section of Chicago or Town of Luke.  My Coal is the cleanest, dry est and best for the money in this market, and my -customers can rely on a good article any time of year. The patrons of TUE VINDICATOR will do well to patronize me. D. C0RKERY.  - AXD-  PROFESSIONAL CARDS.  JOHN GIBBONS,  ATTORNEY AT LAW,  49 Reaper Block, N. E. Cor. Clark and Washington Streets,  CHICAGO, I LUX Ol S*.  C. W. HOTALINC,  Justice of the Peace, NotaryPuMic.  Ail business promptly attended to.  3908 State Street, - CHICAGO.  »» I'cmmunicatioiis received by Telephone at gchueidcr <V I'nii." Store, .',">.ti State Street.  DR. M. T. O'CLERY,  PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, j 4313 Halsted Street,  Over O'Brien's Paint Shop, ' MON STOCK YARIJKS.  JAMES RYAN,  Dealer in Imported and Domestic  Jl), JJlliUUlU UliU UlfcUiU, 4017 IIAI.STED STREET,  Opposite Union Stock Yards. Fresh Lnger always on tap. Fifften-ball pool  table.  F. BRADFISH,  Tonsorial Parlors &, Bath Rooms,  830 Forty-third St.,  UNION STOCK TARDS.  SS' TOBACi '() and CIGARS.  H. DELPH,  -D HAULS Hi-  Wines, Lipors ai Cigars,  KiuO Forty-seTenth Street.  Best accommodations for pood boarders in my first-claw boarding house. Fresh lager on tap.  JOSEPH SCHLITZ  J. W. Marley, M. D. BREWING  OFFICE AND RESIDENCE:  No. 8904 South State Street, near 39th,  CHICAGO.  Office Hours—" to 9 a. m., 11 a. m. to 1 p. m., 4 to 6 p. m., and after 8 p. m. <9~Special attention to Chronic Diseases.  . BLACKBUKN  DENTIST,  -t'^30 South  Prêt work,  Hals  Reasonable prices. c\<>niiifc's.  teil St.  Otfic? open  FRANK P. KELLY,  AUTISTIC TAILOR,  162 Forty-seventh Street, _CHIC ACQ._  JOSEPH MITCHELL,  •34 Forty-third Street,  THE CELEBRATED WEAVER  OP THE TOWN OF LAKE,  Will be glad to receive any new orders personally or by post. Will oall at residence for materials and dcliTeT goods.  O'BRIEN BROS.,  Painters ai Piier-Haiiprs  367 Stata St. sed 4313 Hils'ed St.,  Telephone No. «63. rxiON STOCK YARDS.  PETER CALDWELL,  D KALES ES  fines, Lioaors ana Cigars,  711 West 43d Street  Cor. Wallace. UtllOn StOCk Yards.  Pare Liqnors for family nse and medicinal purposes. HofTs imported Extract of Malt, wholesale or retail. Orders by mail attended to promptly. Try " Pete" and be coBTinoed.  COMPANY.  Depot Corner Forty-ninth St. and Ashland Ave.,  TOWN OF LAKE. PATRICK CLEMENTS,  CiotlralMerMTailoi  «"Dress Suits a Specialty.  4315 South Halsted Street,  CM»\ STOCK V.tRDS  JAMES HEROLD,  Wines, Liners nil Cigars.  Beer Hall and Pool Table. No. 543 Forty-third Street,  TOWN OF LAKE.  GAS FITTER,  329 Sixty-third Street,  Knglowood.  Edward Peterson,  -Dealer in-  Lumber, Doors, Sash, Blinds, Moldings  Bnilders' Hardware, Carpenters' and Cabinet Makers' Tools, Paints, Oils, Varnishes and Window Glass.  4,910 & 4,912 Wentworth Ave.,  Op. Rock Island R. R. Shop«, - Town of L*k&  JOHN GRIFFIN'S  Coal Yards  Dock, S. Halsted St.. Chicago. Hall-road Yard, 4.">th St. and Stewart Av., Town of Lake.  tVLime, Ftucco, Blht and Cement, phone No. ;>,••»«.  HARRY FOX,  DEALER IS  Tele-  And MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS. Watcho«, Jewelry, Silver-Plated Ware, Ac.  4101 S. Halsted Street.  J. B. HARVEY,  NARNESSMAKER,  And Dealer in Horse Clothing, Saddles,Whips, Brushes, 1243V, HALSTED #TREET,  Town of Lake.  Over FOUR MILLION DOLLARS  Wortii of Stock taken up to Feb. 1,1884.  "We are much disappointed that our Brighton Park items have miscarried tliis week.  25,000 Shares were Sold During the Month of January.  CORRECT PRINCIPLES, SAFETY and ECONOMY lead us on to a GRAND SUCCESS.  It is for the people to decide at the next election whether clubs shall be trumps or not.  The Gahan standard, we understand, is already planted. on the O'Toole school-house.  Less than half of first sen. s of stock i'h-M :it j $;«.5'J not p;r share, in thirteen Installments of i $5.50 each, FACE VALUE $5-W remains to be |  sold.  The whistle of the Iron Horse will heard ia the name of the company.  Honest investigation pays better than thoughtless criticism. For full information call on or address ■  How to club workingmen and rob poor, unfortunate police court litigants may now be learned in short and easv   un be  ! lessons at the Town hall.  There was no meeting of the Town  THE PEOPLE'S RAILWAY COMPANY j ° f ,  Lake T ™ stCM 011 Mondilv last   OF AMERICA there was to have been a meeting ves-  „ „ „ J „ , „„ ! terday evening, but it is impossible for  Main Office, 90 LaSalle St., Eooms 35 & 36. ;  us to tell wh;it wag done> iu thig issQe   Some people justify Assessor Buiith by saying that the Board of Equalization are to blame for the increased taxation of this year. It is said they raised the Assessor's figures 10 per cent., or something like that. They may have made the raise spoken of, but the tax bills show such extraordinary inequalities that no pretext of that kind will answer. When the bills show instances of an increase of two or three times as much as last year, no such excuse will suffice. Why should a man be charged two or three times as much as his neighbor, doing the same kind of a business and 'with a similar stock, as we have been convinced has been done? We honestly believe no such incongruous or unequal assessment was ever made as the assessments of the Town of Lake this year. There don't appear to have been method, system, or calculation of any kind used. It is simply awful, and shows how unjust and arbitrary is our slip-shod and unscientific system of valuing property for revenue purposes. The Vindicator called upon the people last summer to look after their assessments, but no heed was paid to our suggestion. Now, as a consequence of neglect, there is a regular gnashing of teeth.  he has any, on the Beard of Equalization. If this is just, why don't he tell ns all about it? We don't want to hold him or any other man responsible, if he be guiltless. All that we demand  certain street with a sheaf of subscription bills, and lie came back at night with just enough to pay his wages. We could do vastly more for the people and the town if we had more control  is what is just, methodical and correct, of our time,which is now too much ab  and the placing of the people's burdens equally.  BARLINGTON THE MAN !  GEO. A. HOUGHTON. Dincto-W. T. RAYCROFT, Mauser.  Branch Office, 26 N. Clark St., Eooin 19.  jr. S. CHAMBERS. Manasr.  ADMITS IT AT LAST.  The Stock Yards Sun of Mondav  For Sale Very Cheap.  A No. 8 MERIDAN RANGE,  With six holes and reservoir, made in 1^1 dt the ChieacoStove Works, and onlv a t^hort time In urc. Will be sold at a bargain. Api p y to T. W. DAVIS, 4121) Buttcrfield street, Town of Lake._  ROGERS' SILVER  -AND-  SILVER-PLATED WARE,  Comprising Tea Sets, Knives and Forks, Casters,  Cake Baskets, <Ve., itc.',' For sale on weekly and monthly payments at  If the Town Board has not a pecuniary interest in lettin- contracts, | Pushes the following : why is it that President .Smith goes i over to Furty-sevent'.i street and Ash- I land avenue to make a compromise ; between Willmott and Hickox ?  We are quite gratified at the progress ■ Ti;e Vinmcatop. is making in the great j Fifth ward of Chicago. We have en-i rolled nearly 200 new subscribers there ' within a mouth, well showing that our paper is appreciated outside of the Town of Lake.  S.L.  No. 843 Forty-second Street,  C'or. Emerald Ave.. TOWN OF LAKE.  Repairing promptly I attended to. f  FOR RENT.  ! The best bonanza in the State of II-i linois is the Town of Lake police court | judgeship. Ten thousand dollars a i vear for four vears in fees is more than the Governor gets. But it is like blood-' money. It is drawn from the ignorance, ; misfortune and vice of the poor.  JOHN HAN2TXGAÎT, Frop'r.  Opp. N. W. Union Depot.  tirant,  JOHN J. DUNN,  Wholesale and Retail Dealer in  Coal and Wood.  Rail Yard-Fifty-firet and LS.4 M. S. track. Brandi» Offioc—Forty-«eTenth and Clark Sta*  TOWS Or LAKE.  F. BRADFISH,  Tonsorial Parlors & Bath Rooms,  830 Forty-third St.,  UNION STOCK YARDS.  «¿r TOBACCO and CIGARS.-SH Aeent lor Agard's and Cleaver's Steam Laundries.  DOWN'S SELF-ADJUSTING • COBSET.  full m l* em Stintila mi PnitHi? pfMciplw.  Will f.t ar.v icm. cai will not break dewa o**» thi Hips. The O:'Jed Centre Piece prts extra Imgth ¿ad forci ci vaio. Tbe EUstìc Gores above ««I belo» tee Centre fires comfort to the weirer. Bad aditut thena^ives to fj:: best aad Hips, if requi.-c<i.  The Silt Elastic ia ite BEST imported.  Warranted dursbla and not affected by heat or per-•piratioii.  Kos*? ss efCbBt £f sstsss&ct^.  fv Sale by  M. WARTEL8KY * SON,  3941 mm* 3043 S—tth H*Ute* Street, And SIMON HELLER,  3934 State Street.  14 N. WELLS STREET, CHICAGO, ILL.  J. BEYERLEIN,  CARRIAGES AND WAGOHS,  Cor. Wentworth Ave. and 43d St.,  TOWN OF LAKE.  Painting and Blacksmithing in all their branches. Repairing of all kinds done at fhort sotloe.  WM. ESSER,  DFAI.RB IN •  FRESH AND SALT HEATS.  Poultry and Game in season.  5201 Butterfleld St., cor. Fifty-second, Town of Tiftlie.  ANTON KOEHLER,  Manufacturer of and Dealer in  THE BRIGGS HOUSE  4  Cor. Justine and Forty-first Sts*,  UNION STOCK YARDS  We learn from an Illinois correspondent of the Washington Vidette that the cork leg of Gen. Santa Anna, captured by a soldier of Gen. Shields' brigade, on April 18, 1847, during the Mexican war, is now in the possession of a Mexican war veteran, Sorgt. John M. Gill, of Tazewell countv, 111.  This honse is located in the immediate vicinity of Swift's great Cattle Slaughtering House, and is a eoort place for boarders.  The owner desires to retire from business on account of ill health.  Apply to Mr*. F. W. YOUNG, on the premises.  ASHLAND HALL  UNION STOCK YARDS  TOWN OF LAKE.  Mi:. Olschnep. has called upon us to say that he is opposed to building a school-house on the Hyde Park school ; lot at Englewood, but having been pur-i chased the law makes building there | compulsory. A small building, how-j ever, he thinks will answer the purpose, i We aue well satisfied that Mr. OlBchner J means to do what is right.  H. SCHUMACHER. Prop'r,  -DEJLLEK IN--  Stoves. Tia it  5 ill! UMU UUIU»U1»|  1617 47th St., Arnoldville.  A fine assortment of Carpenters' Tools, Cnt-I lery and House-Fnrnishins Goods always on hand. All kinds of REPAIRING neatly done at lowest prices.  MRS. QUINN,  NURSE AND MIDWIFE.  Twenty-five years' experience Terms reasonable. Call at  So. 614 FORTY-THIRD STREET,  TOWN OF LAKE.  TIM MOLONY,  lilr, Giitruh  WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS,  Ashland Av., near Forty-seventh St.  Boarding by the Day or Week. Hall to rent for Balls, Parties, Meetings and other occasions, on Reasonable Terms.  German Theatrical Performance every Sunday Evening.  The Redmond demonstration at the Armory building, lake front, cn Tuesday evening last, was one of the most imposing ever witnessed in this city. Five thousand people were present and many more were unable to iind admittance. Gov. Hamilton presided, and Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor of Chicago, was one of the principal speakers.  INMAN LINE  Licensed Night Scavenger.  Office—Sixtv-third St. and Wattirerth Avenue, ENGLEWOOD.  Private Sewers and Vaults made on short notice. Work done reasonable. Satisfaction irearscteed. References as to Qcaiitt of Work—-C. B. j Perry, C. R Redfield, ishi Smith, E. L. Robert«, G. W. Rnbiuscn. 3 B. Lanyon. j  Wort done in Lake aad Hrde Park. Order» taken at »11 Horn Houses and Hc*ltb Depart-  ROYAL MAIL STEAMERS  BITWtE*  NEW YORK and LIVERPOOL via queehstowm.  TbcuSUtaersarrj so Lira Stock ci an; kind  Ticke» to i-.cd from jirincipsì EVGI.I>H.SCOTCH#liìlSH. KKF.Si H O EP. M AK, ITALIAN, and <CANDlXAVJA-\ ¡'UJÌ7-.  The attention of person» wishing to seed to ;he OM Ountrr fl>r !<ieir trieras, ii eaT«! lo it.? irr«'ar fuciliti« «.'ÌCTvd bv this celt-hratni line. «Men h*» been in eneee^fB! operation since 3«3!. »n<i msmJx-ts in iti 8p>-: »cur of the isrssst a- wtOi as tiie ia_<tst 6!easier« afloat.  local Apeot» inailtl<epnneiimi!u«"ui intïK-r S  Draft« or. Great Britain ami Irtiacti for »5e.  FKA.VCIS C BROWN, GenT Western Ageit. S3 Sooth Clark Street, Chicago, IB.  j One of the most useful and orna-j mental modern arts is that of engrav-| ing glass by the sand blast process. | This is done in Chicago, at the corner  i of Clinton and Jackson streets, bv the ' -  i Western Sand Blast Co., of which that | distinguished citizen, Edwin Lee ; Brown, is President. Vestibule doors, j transoms, bank and office counters, | cars, etc., are mostly all ornamented and lettered now by this process. It is  I the invention of an American.  The name of the editor of The Vjjt-) dicatob has been mentioned in a city  ! paper for the police magistracy of the | Town of Lake. We do not aspire to it. j What chance would we have, if we were | as learned as Blaekstone, as wise as Sol-| omoa, or as just as Aristides, against a j man who propose to spend $10,000 to ; get it ? Just think of it, oh, ye poor j dupesThe money thai your rices con- 1  tribute is going to be used to purchase  •■ Expert McDonald and his ii^.Van: do in.t, a- many sii;i[<i.-p. take nji th" work, in :h'-<>xa:ainat.oo of the Town'- i ok'k-. wiu.-rr Messrs. Zimmerm-in ami Ga:.nt lft't "if. li:it wi:i. und'-r thi'ir instruct 'on- fro:n Trustcis, tjc.'in at the b'^iiinin-' and io!!ow ti:." work to its < onclusion. The work inc'udes th • overhau:in(? of the tKioks und accounts of the Town < ierk and Water ('ollcctor lexntniniMi by Messrs. Z. and (i.t. of the Treasurer, Police Magistrate, Town Collector, and all other ollieials or ap] «;nt/es who handled any poi-tion of the Town's funds since the sprint of 1S7S. What progress the new expert has made is known only to himself, and it is quite likely his findings will not he made publL-until he is ready to ¡ay his report before the Town Hoard He is workinur with apparent diligence, tint the undertaking' requires so much careful research and covers the transactions of so Ions a period that it is scarce'y expected that the end will be reached before the early Fpring-. An Ihe c.ramiiuiti<m mtuh Ia.it Hummer vmwtlted undnnh!r:l cninl;ulnt*< and til mart criminal cnr'.l't-oKJx, the outcome (by which the majority of the Trustees lmvp pledged themselves to abide) is looked for with some suspense by the few directly concerned, and with more or less anxiety and curiosity by the public."  This, we believe, is the tirst time the Sun has admitted that there was anything crooked, criminal or careless in the management of the old board officials, but it is well to have their apologist's admission even now.  The editor of The Vindicator lias spent a considerable portion of the present week in learning the pleasure of the people of the Town of Lake, more especially the men who led the grand assault on the infamous old ring last year, with regard to their choice of a candidate for a Supervisor at the approaching town election iu April, and he has found the unanimous choice to be the present popular Supervisor, Wilson M. Darlington. There is no division of opinion on the matter among the reformers. Mr. Darlington, they say, has been wronged and abused: he has shown an unmistakable disposition to be square, upright, and true; he has borne the dastardly assaults made upon him with calmness and equanimity, well believing that he had the power of the people behind him: and that he has borne himself, throughout the trying ordeal to which he has been subjected, as a gentleman, never losing his temper, aud being always courteous, even to his enemies.  There is not a man on the popular side who shows the slightest disposition to set himself up against him, or who begrudges him a renomination. The great bulk of his last year's supporters are with him this year, while hundreds of new friends are ready to rush to his standard. Some few of his supporters of last year, to be sure, have gone off to worship strange gods, but they Mere, for the greater part, only camp-followers that were looking for loot. Smith has satisfied the cravings of their stomachs, and they are happy to be on the side that temporarily supplies them with pap. There always were such fellows, and it seems, in the providence of God, there al ways will be. But that Mr. Darlington is now move popular than ever, we have no reason whatever to doubt. There is not only a desire to have him renominated, but the people are clamorous about it. They desire to have him nominated at once, in order that they may show their enthusiasm on his behalf. The desire exists among all classes; the call comes from all sides and sections; from all creeds aud nationalities. If any one has any doubt now about Mr. Darlington's strength, he will be soon undeceived. The tidal wave in his furor is gathering its strength, and when loosed from the bosom of the deep ocean, will sweep onward with such irresistible f.-rce as to bury deep in the sand the puny and pitiful opposition*that is now being or-  • ganized against him. A nominating i convention ought to be called at the | earliest moment, in order tli.it the  • pie's minds may be Telie : doubts set at rest.  j The prevailing sentiment, aud the i correct one. is that Mr. Darlington can-i not refuse a renomination: that it ii due | to him.s.-li and bis pariv; that it i> due | to the redemption of the town: that it | is dtie to truth and sincerity. And we feel well assured, notwithstanding the unpleasantness of o'iicia! life in the j „¡f t  Town of Lake, of the insults and of-  sorbed in iinding money to meet out current engagements. There are a hundred things that need to be looked after, written up, and treated, th t the want of time now forbids. When an editor has to do his own clerking, collecting, reporting, etc., he cannot do justice to his paper or his constituency. We are well satisfied that The Vimh-t ator could greatly aid in advancing the moral and material welfare of the people, if its hands were sufficiently strengthened with the sinews of war. We ask of our public a more generous support and a prompt payment of subscriptions, that Vi e may be the better able to labor in their behalf. In the Town of Lake, especially, there is a great backwardness in many things, material as well as moral, that a live journal can aid in overcoming. We think that we have givi-u evidence that our paper means to be abreast of the times and in the vanguard of civilization. Give The Vindicator a generous sup,-port,and you will have a paper that you can be proud of. We have not yet had an opportunity to show one-half of what we can do. Give us the opportunity, for we mean no mischief.  heretofore, because the capacity will be greatly increased.  We.are rejoiced that this matter has been brought to a favorable termination, because the great reliance of the Bridgeport portion of the Fifth ward has been on the rolling-mills. Since :uey stopped last year, trade has languished. improvements ceased, aud employment become scarce. There never were so many people out of emplo' ment in the Bridgeport and Stcok Yards districts as at the present ti .ie, .mil the commencement of work in the mills will be a boon and a blessing.  The President of the new .-ompa iv is 1L H. Porter, Esq., whose oilico s at room 3S, Portland Block, Dearborn street, iu the eitv.  and \Vj-  . to At-  THE DUIDGEP0RT ROLLING MILLS.  peo-aud ali  It is now a year since the Bridgeport rolling mills, for the manufacture of iron and steel, were closed down, the company having gone into bankruptcy. About '2,000 men were thus thrown out of employment, many of whom possessed their own homes in the vicinity. During the interim steps have been taken to organize a new company to carry on the work. But before proceeding with operations it was deemed necessary to effect certain alterations in the machinery and premises. Among other alterations a tunnel under Archer avenue  ATTORNEY SIMON'S AND THE SCHOOL BOARD.  The School Board ~>f District 2 have asked of their attorney, Mi Franklin P. Simons, his opinion as to the legality of erertiuz schoolbuildings on sites owned by the district. Accompanying the request was rhis query to  Attorney Simons:  "liucstion -J. —Would the law- sanction the act» of the S.>tuHil Hoard, if they shoul-1 build a suitable f-ciiool house, on tlie scimo. sit'', loc..ort l.v the old Hoard of Kdneatio!: oi tm* dis-trie*, at the corner of Sixty-lirst street ba.-h avenue?"  It was a great injustice torney Simons to haw the question asked in this form. It was an attempt, too. to deceive the public as to the real facts in the case. The question was put in this shape to extort from Attorney Simons such an opinion as would apply to a school site purchased in an honest way and for the use of the people of the district. It is a notorious fact that this school site was purchased by bribery of some of the members of the old school ring in the interest of real-estate speculators. The members who were elected last spring were put into the Board of Education as a direct protest to this villainy, and also to investigate the fraud. The new Board, after it was organized, appointed a committee to investigate this great  meeting,  and certain railroad track privileges on ! i™^  le l )0rt -  at a - future  , , ,,   1  uv.on it aud other rascalities of the old  Ashland avenue were deemed indispensable. It was necessary to secure the consent of the adjacent property owners to those alterations, and this was secured at a public meeting held in Finuucan's hall. It was also necessary to get an ordinance passed by the City Council of Chicago legalizing such alterations. Certain Aldermen opposed the ordinance because there was no "whack" in it, and offered amendments which were passed. The new-company refused to accept the ordinance in its mutilated condition, the.r franchise thereby being cut down to ten years instead of twenty. Subsequently, on a message of the Mayor, recommending the increased time, the ordinance was so reamended as to be acceptable to the company. Then it was found that the Chicago and Alton Railroad company (who were inter, sied in the tracks on Ashland avenue, a-fused to comply with the ordinance, thus threatening to render n ¡gatory the whole proceedings; because, :f the . did not aprrec to remove- their tracks on Ashland avenue, as .-qic-in d in th -ordiuanee, the Mayor would have vetoed t'ne ordinance. The result of thi- w>uld lie the removal of the rollinti-milis n< ar to South Chicago, where iifty acres uf land was offered to the company as a partie- who wanted to baiid up  school ring. We have never seen or heard of my inves igation or report.  The question that should have been asked of Simons, in justice to him as an attorney, should read something like the following: "Would the law sanction the School Board, if they should insist, against the protests of seven-eighths of the people, in locating a school building, where it would be iil-conveuient and dangerous for children to reach it, on the site on Wabash avenue aud Sixty-iirst street, purchased through the bribery of certain members of the old Board of Education and to benefit certain real-estate speculators?  through  -ervaiits.  «H>y tho , uullifv  a new town around the mills. As we fenses of the past, the care of an im- j  UIH ierstaiid the matter, it would be to porcant private business, and the sacri- j  the  advantage of the company to avctpt tice of the peace and quiet of happy j  of t!l]s oa - er>  because they would thus domestic relations, that Mr. Darlington ,  havfi mnc!l gl . e uter facilities in ground; will at once throw aside all other con- j  tliev wou ij  ma ke an imntens  Does fraud upon the public the lu'ii ery of its trusted  whose u:u:t«'S 'Mil be :.s<vrt.i!i:  committee if they -o ,1, -o-  their actAr- the pub" i<-elected to v, the al u —  frauds ;u.:u r --ir;.re-i hv  Why d  th /it :.t.:uj ,■:••--.• :.  on the iu the ca-  very intie cr. dit ui -»•ho wer ■ tlie purpose and abuses oi who promise, dulge in the a  nev Simons. We cheer full  i',  C!-: dit elected ' of refo:Uuii.< the old sell.) [ they would ophistry ask.  We cheer;  ri; -s .n í  ! SO, to i i -  of Attor-V publish  siderations and yield to the call of his friends and again take the field against anv and all comers.  ABOUT TAXES.  THE OTHER MAN'.  aving m  the cost of water, and they could sell the ground they now occupy iu Bridge-  Attorney Simons' legal opinion. It is a concise and lucid document. We givo it as published in tie- E-j'-, r< rbolim f-t literatim, unnrt>inti/n. Here it is: "I nu) «atisfted you lia ve I'uU l->¡ral nut hör ity to e.\ pi  There is a great outcry in the Town of Lake against the tax bills of the present year. And no wonder. Many of the complainants say they received no tax schedules as required by law. It is the duty of the Assessor to give the people any information they may desire with regard to their assessments, and it is usual when people do not fill in their own schedules for the Assessor to let them know what valuation has been placed upon their property, so that if excessive they may have an opportunity to get it corrected. We understand the previous Assessor sent each taxpayer a postal card showing each party how much they were assessed and informing them if there was any excess or error they could have it corrected by calling upon him. They tell us they received no such notification from Assessor Smith, and have been taken completely by surprise. According to the reports of the State Board of Equalization, 15 per cent, is considered "a fair cash value" in Illinois. But we believe instances cau be found where parties are called upon to pay taxes upon double the real value of their personal property in the Town of Lake.  Why is it that the people of Lake should be called upon by the Board oi Equalization to pay more than their neighbors? The disparity was great last year; it is mnch greater this year. Are we singled out especially to be an oppressed people ? It looks very much like it, indeed. One of the reasons is incompetency in the people that we elect to ofEee. No one seems able to make an explanation. Why don't As sessor Smith, if he be correct, come out and give the people a full and fair explanation of this assessment business ? The blame is thrown by his friends, if  All indications point to Thomas Gahan, the Captain of the Town of Lake police force, a; the standard-bearer of, the Stock Yards party as candidate for j Supervisor at the approaching munici- j pal election. We suppose, then, 3ir. i Gahan is the best man they can find to { lead them to battle. Personally, The I YixidcAToi; has no quarrel with Mr. j Gahan. But it has with Mr. Gahan's record. If he chooses, with all his blemishes, to set himself up for a target to be shot at by the merciless arrows of public ci'iticism the blame will be his own. We understand he is anv-ious for the position, and has been feeling his way for a nomination for some time. If he have the bee in his bonnet he must not complain of the sting when applied. The Yikijicator could  money to build a -ciioul house on tin-said site, a p-tition si-ft.cd by a majority >-f the voters of vour district wave port for about shod,(100. But they pre- ,  your p ciessors in oilice ¡nituority to  ferred to remain where the mills were i 'y 1 ' 111 " " i,< ''.  and .*"  1  I-r-'t the law  i that same ¡ 0'ition g-tves your b ard authority originally located, could they secure j  to  ¡, u ,iu thereon, th" voters in ¡.ctition.nir ! ,, , ■ -j -i . i. , i tor said -er---, iMUitioo'-d for a -chool house.  i the desired advantages. Several days ;  1  I  jn , 1 „ 1 .  the t0 llt .  l>uiit f(;l said  , iu ,  ir   | were taken up in negotiations over the | this w<-r<- not -o what would !,•• no ooj-et or'  ! Trl,,..t, Ti-n,.;-, ml ii ht + r, 'i nb'.ti.j I 1. — C 1 ■■ „ i ^ 1  ! voters, they tire bought bv in" p-ibbc to bund I iipyii. I am o! opinion this t:.>- .toy f as -! Ill" plan to Mil-sue, as ;,ou have no other  matter, which were brought to a close at the end of last week.  The Alton railroad ofiieials on Saturday notified the I'nion Iron and Steel company that they would accept the terms of the ordinance recently passed by the Council regarding the removal of their tracks from South Ashland avenue. Tlie Iron and Steel company was very much pleased at this, and i:n-!. mediately notified the Mayor of the i railroad company's action. The action ' of the Alton people is said to have been ■ hastened upon ascertaining that the \ Mayor intended to begin legal proce -d- !  ings to have the tracks removed early  1  this week.  >itr— in 'il" vicinity of tili- one. upon, under the statut" ii' you  The following  'never support for any office a man like  ;  hy a provision of  - o.i can build iM t:ii- uiriie  sc.-ioo: sue. you would have to do -o after you li id undone what Imd already been done, and ;h t » b<-n a 11 a ority 01 the voters of sa:d district petiuoned for ri.e s.U" of the kanic. Iie-.p'.'ctfu!iy subnutied,  i-'liANk!.l> !'. SI  Alty. of said Hoard of I'..location." Her'.' is the law in a nutshell. We are a little sorry that Attorney Simons has not quoted in cxh-tDS') his authorities. But his legal opinion is as much to the point and as clear to our mind as the questions asked o: him by the Board. Mr. Simons says something about petitions that is not quite clear I to our mind. If a petition was ob-stipulation required ! tained at all in favor of purchasing the the Union Iron and ! site in question, it was gotten up by-  Thomas Gahan, if he were to load it with dii monds. Men of his instincts, his methods and make-up are abhorrent to it. We would not say a bad word of him could we avoid it. But when he comes before us seeking the highest position at the popular disposal he will have to stand the test of criticism. We have no desire whatever to be unfair to him, or sav aught that is not fact. He knows, his friends know, the readers of The Vindicator know, that he is the kind of man that wa instinctively revolt against. It will be a sad day for tlie Town of Lake when the club is favored with the tirst prize in our town lottery—when mere brute force shall be set up as the most deserving of reward—when a mere pick-up, who is distinguished only as a merciless policeman, shall be placed in power over us. God forbid!  Steel company's ordinance was entered into by the city and the Chicago and Alton Kailroad company :  ■•This agreement, made this ¡j ;th day of January, A. ¡J. 1-s., between the city of Chicago, party of the iirst part, aud the Chicago and Alton Hailroad company, party of the second part:  "Wit.sh^eth, That in consideration o! Si, to it paid the rtceip' when o:' i- hereby acknowledged, and also of the ri-'ir. s and priviie.es granted to tlie i ruoti :rui and Stee company, by the city of C uca^o. b. an ordinance passe i b • the i j'y Council Jan is-4, ti-.e sa d party of ii:e s .-con i part h'.-, e-by r-.-l.n ui i:e-and wai es ah nvh: ,t may have to use and occupy Ashland a. e.nue with a certain track wh cii commenced at a joint v-h. re t .e Caicatro and Aiton rai road ui.<;t-As- land avem.e and runs thence soma on t:ie west side of Ashland av.-nu" to a point at or near Thirty-Second -treet und mere connecting with the property of th" ! nion iron and Steel company. In witness whereof the p.irti'-s have si»n"<l - h'-ir nan e- and atnxed their seals hereto the dayanl.ieur Erst above written.  "The Chicago and Alton Ua '.road company, by '!. H. Ui.ACK- ' M. Pr. s dent.  '••Attest: (\ H. F.istkh. Seme ary."  A REQUEST.  ru'-aii". of the  Be good enough to pay your subscriptions for Thf. Vindicator promptly. The cost and trouble of collecting oar suuscriptions is no inconsiderable portion of oar expense. The business of The Visdicatok is new ample to ing done in make small  The Union Iron and Steel c afterward filed their acceptance ordinance.  The work of remodeling the ¡u.hls will commence shortly, Ucces-itatiug a prei ¡miliary expenditure of quart r of a'million of do'lars. The machine!-will be altere 1 sa as to make a great saving iu labor, the same as is now li  the Joliet mills, and, ia its success, if the collection of certain depa ttiients, the help will bo sums were not such a burden. , reduced one-ball. But it is expected  We sent out a collector one day on a as many bauds will be employed as  fraud and misrepresentation, same as the "sect-tiersat the- Spri rger school claimed thc-y got a majority  0 f the voters of that section to sign a petition allowing them to "secede." There cannot be found west of the railroads a dozen property owners who would for a moment sanction the purchase of the site and building of the school contemplated. Taking it ul; and all, Mr. Simons' opinion is as cle„r 0:1 the subject as, perhaps, the Board desire to have ir. No doubt Mr. Simons' opinion is a clear definition of the law in the matter.  H"N. Mr. I'l-iivN, member of Congress from Cleveland. Ohio, has introduced two bills in the Hou-e, one to prohibit the importation of foreitri.ers or ai-ens under contract or iwreeme.ut t _ eriorm labor in the United States, makiu.r all such contracts void and of 110 effect, and imposing a penalty of for each Oik-ase, oae-half of the fine to go the person bringing suit to recover the same, and the- other half to go into the United States Treasury. The same gentleman has introduced a bill to establish and maintain a Department of Industry, as a branch of the Government. Labor is the greatest interest tha" we h",ve, and heretofore the last to be thought of by legislators,   

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