over the entire area of the city and
establish real and hurtful competi
tion. I believe any such expenditure
for extension of the automatic sys
tem would have resulted in failure,
but that it would have caused the
Chicago Telephone-Co. to lose large
sums of money cannot "be questioned.
vIt is not improbable"that this fear of
competition which might have arisen
was the controlling motive on the
part of the A. T. & T."
At the tail end of his report Miller
tries to jam into a couple of small
paragraphs his idea of two ways of
action open to the city. These are:
" (a) To take the automatic phone
property by forfeiture and dispose of
it for cash. Under present condi
tions I estimate its cash value, if dis
posed of now, to be from $750,000 to
$1,000,000. This course means the
certain discontinuance of automatic
service, and the object of forfeiture
resolves itself into the securing of
money for the city.
"(b) To permit the sale of the
property to A. T. & T. Co., after mak
ing necessary provisions to prevent
undue inflation of the amount which
Chicago Telephone Co. will be allow
ed to earn a fair return. This means
probable discontinuance of automatic
service in Chieago."
TO TRY TELEPHONING DIRECT
TO THE ORIENT
Washington, Oct. 22. To girdle
the globe by wireless telephony is the
most ambitious plan in experiments
at Arlington, following the first wire
less telephone talk with Paris an
nounced yesterday. Apparatus at
the big Arlington station was today
being tuned up for a talk with Tokio.
Telephone talks with the Orient
without a relay at Honolulu were de
clared today to be practically certain.
The distance of about 11,000 miles, it
is believed, can be bridged eventual
ly, although it is expected to meet
considerable difficulty and require l
machinery adjustments taking con- I
giderable time. 1
CLAIMS THERE WAS FRAUD IN
FOOT AND MOUTH GAME
When the foot and mouth disease
scare hit Illinois great areas, often
whole counties, were placed in quar
antine. That is the cattle in these
counties mould only be shipped to the
Chicago stockyards and for imme
diate slaughter and sale.
If infection appeared before the
animal was sent it would be promptly
killed and buried by government in
spectors at the order of Dr. O. E. Dy
son, state veterinarian.
The East St. Louis yards were
closed to quarantined cattle. Sus
pected cattle could not be shipped out
of the state. So stock raisers had
to send their animals to Chicago
yards for immediate slaughter at
the prices offered by the beef trust.
So now Congressman Henry -T.
Rainey has written a letter to Gov.
Dunne claiming fraud. He says that
Dyson pulled the quarantine stunt to
help Chicago pig stickers. And, to
quote his letter:
"Dr. Dyson beore appointed was
in the employ of the Chicago pack
ers. "The Chicago packers have made
some millions of dollars out of his
administration of the Illinois quaran
tine. "Although he had been a trusted
employe of the packers in Chicago,
working for them and their interests
for a long time prior to your ap
pointment of him to his present posi
tion, he filed with you not a single
indorsement, from any of them; a
fact in itself most suspicious.
"His management of the Illinois
quarantine has cost the state and na
tion over $4,000,000. As many cases
have developed in Illinois remote
from the point of original infection
as have developed in all.other states."
Gov. Dunne says he will stick by
Indianapolis. Fire gutted second
floor of Arcade livery barns, killing or
crippling 50 horses and mules.
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