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necessary to handle the local or the
outgoing calls. The incoming calls
can also be handled without opera
tors, or both ways, as is most desir
able. There are over fifty such sys
tems in use fn connections with the
automatic service here?
The automatic telephone, on a test
of 100 calls, will show an average
saving of at least 30 seconds per
call, which, if you care to do a little
figuring, means a net saving of 16,
666 hours thatxean be added to each
Chicago day. All you have to do is to
multiply the 2,000,000 calls made in
Chicago each day by thirty seconds
that can be saved by the automatic,
and you have it.
We are at the parting of the ways.
If we 0. K. the sale to the Bell Com
pany, we become party to a civic
crime, by whitewashing the record of
the Illinois Telephone & Telegraph
Company, and again putting our
selves under the selfish rule of the
telephone monopoly, whose poor
service and high rates are right now
the talk of the town. On the other
hand we can declare formally the
franchise forfeited, and give the
world an example of what a modern
city can do if IT WILL, to serve the
people. Where there's a will there's
always a way, and the Chicago spirit
only needs to be kindled to find the
FRIENDS OF ENR1GHT AGAIN
AFTER HIS FREEDOM
Friends of Moss Enright, who is
now serving a life sentence for the
alleged murder of Vincent Altman,
have again become active in'their ef
forts to liberate him from Joliet.
It is now nearly four months since
the Pardon Board heard his plea for
release, voiced by Attorneys Charles
E. Erbstein and John J. Coburn and
Former Governor Richard E. Yates,
and they have not yet acted.
At the time of the hearing his par
don was bitterly opposed by the Illi
nois Manufacturers' Ass'n., the
MILITIA FIRES INTO" CROWD NOF
The following telegram was re
ceived in Chicago today by M. jl"
Riley, representative of the Western t
Federation of Miners, who is here in
the interests of the Calumet, Mich.,
strikers: - ,
Mr. M. J. Riley:
While labor is celebrating, hire
lings' in the employ of the copper
magnates of Michigan are murder
ing innocent women and children.
This morning these fiends fired into
a crowd of helpless women and chil
dren, killing a girl of 14 years. rf
Charles H. Mover, .
President Western Fed- ' .
eratlon of Miners. '
Calumet, Mich., Sept, 2. Militia:
sent here by Governor Ferris to pro
tect the property of the Calumet &
Hecla Mining Company shot down
and killed Margaret Fazakas, 14
The girl was standing with a crowd
of striking miners and their families,
waiting for President Charles H.
Moyer of the Western Federation of
Miners, to speak, when the militia ap
peared on the scene and ordered
them to move.
The leaders of the militia are thor
oughly frightened over the possible
result of the hasty shooting of the
"I'll never marry again," says Natv
Goodwin. Nat's either trying yto
throw DeWolfe Hopper off the track,'
or trying to deal a crushing blow to
leading ladies. Still, it may possibly
be that marrying a grass-widow wot '
the cure that Natty yearned and
looked for long in vain. There are
others with grass-widows who have
become sincerely opposed to marry- a
Irate Intruder Look here, you've
been in there half an hour and never. I
said a word. Man in Teiepnone .box-
I am speaking to -my wife, sir. I