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TWTY-TIIIKD YI1AB, NO. 2.
Many Illinois Delegates to the Democratic
National Convention Want to See Him
Nominated for Vice President.
In tho Event of the Choice for President
Croing to an Eastern or Southern
His Record in Business and in Public Life Stands by Him
Now and His Friends Want to See
All Factions of the Party Arc Favorable to Him and It Is Believed
That He Would Surely Carry the State.
One of tho most popular Democrats
In Illinois Ih Frnncls Stuyvesnnt Pea
body. Hl3 popularity Is not confined
to any olio class, but Democratically
enough, on tho other hand It prevails
among tho rich and tho poor, tho
mighty and tho humblo.
Mo stands well with tho business
community and with tho common peo
ple. TIiIb fact Is causing tho nnmo of
Francis S. Peubody to bo frequently
mentioned In connection with tho
nomination for Vlco President of tho
Ho Is really tho only mnn In Illinois
who can unlto tho Democratic party
solidly na his followers and admlrors
Include men connoctcd In every fac
tion In tho Btnto.
Ho was tho most prominent and
tho most cffcctlvo worker for Adlal
13. Stevenson whon tho latter ran
for Governor of IIIIiioIb four years
ago and tho big StovcnBon following
down tho state Is with him to a mnn.
Ho has a host of frlonds nmong tho
Hearst-Harrison combination and
has tho solid support of tho regular
Democratic organization of which
Roger C. Sullivan Is tho acknowledged
Brilliant, well educated, ablo and
diplomatic Mr. Pcabody would make
an Ideal Vlco President of tho United
Ho Is cool and collected in his man
ner nnd Is noted for his oxcollont
A majority of tho delegates to tho
Bnltlmoro convention say that they
will bo for him for Vlco President it
an Eastern or Southorn man is mado
tho Presidential candidate.
Pcabody would certainly carry Illi
nois. Ills record proves that. When
not nearly so well known as ho now
is ho ran twenty thousand votes
ahead of his ticket in Chicago, run
ning for Sheriff In 1004. Ho is bettor
known now and has a hundred friends
where bo had one then.
Roger C. Sullivan, In tho opinion
ot thousands of his frlonds and ad
mirers, should nccopt a re-election as
Democratic National Committeeman
from Illinois. Tho announcement
that he was going to retire from the
position In fuvor af another man Iuih
caused a protest to go up against
such nctlon on his part. Mr. Sullivan
bore tho brunt ot tho fight and re
ceived the full force of all tho abuso
that was Indulged In by tho enemies
ot tho regular organization. Ho won
a signal and comploto victory and
should reap every benefit that his
leadership won for him. The Chicago
Eaglo In Its Issuo of March 16, 1012,
made the following statement which,
in view ot subsequent events, reads
like a prophecy:
"Tho unmerited abuse which has
been heaped upon Roger C, Sullivan,
National Democratic Committeeman
from Illinois, Is reacting upon tho peo
ple who have instigated It, Voters
who love fair play and they are In
the majority have been wondering
what this rvn has done that be should
arouse a fet'lng of such Intense bat
red and malignant detraction. A na
tlve son of Illinois, Mr. Sullivan be
gan life poor, wltb nothing but bis
natural talents and a courageous
heart to aid blm in his fight for ad
vancement In the world. His begin
ning was humble and this fact seems
. at tlic Pert
March 3re IS7
to bo tho favorlto weapon of his do
tractors. Tho beginning of some oth
er great Americans was humblo too
and they got tholr, full sharo ot
nbuso during llfo even It they did ro
colve tardy recognition after doath.
.Mr. Sullivan held one public olllco by
vlrtuo of a majority voto of tho peoplo
ot Cook County. Ho administered
that ofllco so well that pieccdcnts es
tablished by him worked for tho bet
terment of tho wholo Cook County
Civil Service. His personal Integrity
mul falthfulncs to friends advanced
him to a position ot Indopcndenco In
private life. As Democratic National
Committeeman ho has brought to Illi
nois moro Inllucnco and moro promi
nence In tho National councils of tho
party than did all of his predecessors
In that position put together. Envy
nnd mnllco nro wonpons, that havo
been freely used against blm. They
will lay broken nnd shivered nt his
feet when tho light Is over."
Tho brick pavement graft milst bo
good If tho Twenty-third ward is a
crltorlon. A few years ago tho alleys
In tho block bounded by Wobstef avo
nue, Boldon avenue, HIbsoII nnd Fre
mont streets wero paved with wooden
blocks, by a pot contractor, by order
of tho "Improvement" board. Tho
property owners who woro soaked
good and hard havo nover rccolved
a rolmto of ono cent. Now tho "local
Improvement" body Is preparing to
tear up tho wooden pavement which
Is not In bad condition, and replace
It with a brick pavement. In whose
Interest this new raid on tho pockets
ot tho tax payers.
John P. McGoorty Is not a candi
date for ofllco this year.
Why Is It that the telephone com
pany has not beon obliged to remove
Its poles and bury Its wires In tho
costly, nowly paved north sldo alleys?
, Talking about judges. You can tell
a big lawyer and a big man when ho
gots on tho bonch. Tho surroundings
bring out his finalities. You can also
toll tho man who Is a picayune, and
who would tnko any Job from dog
catcher up before chanco elovatcd
him. There uro few ot that class ot
men among our judgeB we aro happy
to say, but ono Is onough to point a
inotal and adorn a tale.
Croat graft, crooked conti actors and
tho board of local Improvements must
Since tho city council forbado groc
ers or peddlora to sell by moasuro and
forced' them to soil by weight tho
prlco ot vegetables has quadrupled.
Forbidding poor poddlors to cry
their wares and yet permitting roller
skating and motorcycling in the
streets Is a flno method of stopping
tho noise. No graft in peddlers.
John F, Dovine, Republican commit
teeman ot tho Sixteenth ward, was
elected chairman ot tho executive
commltteo ot tho Republican county
central commltteo nt Its biennial
meeting, Isaac Bryan, committeeman
ot the Twenty-fifth ward, was made
vlco chairman. Isaac N. Powell, com
mitteeman ot tho Seventh ward, was
named as treasurer. William if!
Weber of Dluo Island, who Iwb served
for several years as secretary, was
tho only officer reelected.
Tho now board ot directors selected
was as follows: Francis P. Urndy,
Talked of by
First ward; Roy O. West, Sixth; John
J. Hanberg, Eighth; Charles W. Vail,
Thlrty-Becond; Thomas J. Uealy,
Thirtieth; George T. Mugler, Fif
teenth; D. J. Clettonborg, Twenty-second;
John J. Healy, Twenty-third;
Daniel A. Campbell, Fourteonth;
Homer K. Galpln, Eighteenth ward;
and Allan Ray, 4th country district. In
addition tho ofllcors ot tho managing
committee are made members of tho
The surprise party that somo of the
lame ducks, who by chanco slipped In
at the primaries, will recelvo In No-
"INOEPONOENT IN ALL THINQ8, NEUTRAL
CHICAGO, SATURDAY. MAY 11,
vernber will bo remembered by them
for n Ions time. .
It must worry somo of tho tclcphono
croud to think that they nro not In on
that Tltnntlc relief fand graft. Over
three qunrtors of a million dollars
havo been raised for it, Iondon alone
giving over $250,000 In ono day. Tho
sufferers by tho awful disaster havo
never received a cent from It. Two
women passengers In the steerage ar
rived In Chicago wearing their night
clothes and cloaks, but they havo nov
er received help. Why the tclcphono
people who havo always been handy
In handling firo nnd similar funds
hnve missed getting In an this graft
Is past finding out. Tho ablest mem
bers of tho hog-lt-all profession are
usually the boys who handlo relief
Dangerous fads should bo kept from
tho children In tho public schools.
Who is getting tho big end of tho
brick alley paving graft?
Municipal Judges, or any other
judges for that matter, should not bo
chosen nt n general election.
Taxes nro not high enough already
In tho opinion of some officials. Dig
special assessments for paving alleys
whero tclcphono poles and tclcphono
wires nro In evidence are being order
ed In all directions.
As n great payroll graft tho board
of local lmprovcmcnta Is a success.
Aldermen who get $3,000 a year
ought to earn tho money and do some
thing for the public.
Vhn Hmn in rniililH- nnnt-n.iplilnrr
when It will bo dnngorous to bo known
ns a grafting official.
Peter Bnrtzon, president of tho
county bonrd, will recommend to tho
commissioners thnt the now county
hospltnl bo not conBt.rt,-'' U!djr tho
direction ot ono contractor or con
tracting firm, as has been the custom
FRANCI8 STUYVESANT PEABODY.
Illinois Democrats for Vice President of
heretofore in tho erecting ot largo
Mr. Bartzen announced this decision
on Tuesday, and said ho hoped to save
Cook county from 50,000 to 100,000.
Ho proposes thnt soparate contracts
bo let for the various branches of
construction'1 work, and that tho coun
ty architect, Paul Gorhardt, be put in
chargo to see that all Is dono properly.
Aldormon who oxpoct tho votes ot
the peoplo again cannot harass tho
public and toady to tho tolophono
crowd with Impunity,
RATES 100 HIGH
The People of Chicago Pray for De
liverance from the Grasp of the
Awful Bell Monopoly.
Chicogoans Forced to Pile Up the Profits of
Three Different Corporations and Thus
Boost Stock Dividends.
The Bell Monopoly Owns tho Local Telephone Company and
the Western Electrical Company and Makes One
of Them Patronize the Other.
As tho Bell Company Wants a Big Profit Itself It Is Easy to So Why
Telephone Bates Arc to Be Baised.
The tnormous dividends paid to Its
stockholders by tho Telejihono Trust
uro wrung from tho pockets of the
peoplo by excessive tclcphono charges.
Tclcphono rates must bo reduced
and In time limy will bo.
Tho fact that one city council will
baiter away the people's rights Is no
the United 8tates.
reason why succeeding councils should
do the samo.
Tho light for cheaper tolophono
servlco will go on until it is won.
Chicago peoplo demand a reduction
of tolophono ratos.
A cent a call or at the most 2
cents a call would ylold tho telephone
company a profit and savo roonoy for
In big advertisements printed in
Chicago dally newspapers April 15,
1912, the concern offering J14.000.000
ot tolophono bonds for sale, quotes a
letter from tho president of tho corn-
entered m taaaai Dim Matter eataaar M.UsM, at
omaa at CMeet. HHnota, wider set af Mere 3e I
HvucSsTh WHOLE JOJKBEB 1,177.
pany in which It Is stated that tele
phone "Earnings havo shown a steady nnd
substantial growth, having Increased
from 3,129,23S In 1900 to $12,C7S,
'1P0.57 in 1911, or .n lncrcar.o,ot-ovor
1100 por cont In tho past eleven years."
Why not glvo tho public tho benefit
of this prosperity?
Tho Chicago Tclepbono Company,
which Is sufforlng so much from
want ot funds, according to cortnln
city "oxperts" that It will havo to
raise tclcphono ratos on tho peoplo
In order to exist, paid 8 por cont in
dividends last year.
Think ot It!
Eight per cent on twenty-seven mil
This Is the company that started
with n capital stock ot halt a million
and now has n capital stock of twon-ty-Bovcu
It pays 8 per cont annual dividend
on twouty-soen millions nnd puts up
a twenty-two story modorn office
The peoplo ot Chicago are such
easy marks that tho phono crowd want
to got moro out ot them and asks tor
an Incrcaso ot ratos at tho hands ot
tho City Council.
And two "experts" agroe that this
"poor" company Is losing money!
In 1911 the Chicago Tolopbone Com
pany paid 8 per cent In quarterly dlvl
donds of 2 per cont March 31, 2 per
cent, Juno 30; 2 per cent, September
30; 2 por cent, Decembor 30, 1911.
Hero Is a nlco little uest egg ot
2,1CO,000 divided up among tho stock
holders. . When to this Is added tho profit
paid tho "parent" Doll Telophone
Company, tho amount grabbed off the
peoplo ot Chicago Is simply enormous.
Instead of raising telephone rates,
tho City Council should lower them.
People domnud tho penny telephone
nnd lover chargos all along tho line
Mayor Harrison made a popular
move when he ordered a new report
on the telephone situation. The "ex
part" wbooo report is now In the
hands of the Council Committee fav
ored the raising ot rates and a gen
eral contribution to the necessities ot
the phone gang. His report strangely
enough showed that the Chicago
trench of the monopoly Is owned
Body, boots and breeches by the
American Telephone crowd who con
trol the telephone business of the
whole country. His report also sbows
that the Chicago branch of the monop
oly Is obliged to buy all of Its equip
ment from a notorious Electrlo Com
pany which Is alto owned by the
American Telephone Trust This com
pany makes Us own prices (or what
It sells to the other concern and the
people ef Chicago are expected to pay
for the profits of both subsidiary Insti
tutions of the Trust
From a leaned "expert's" reports
to the City Oounoll we lean that:
Telephone rates should be raised
because the Bell Telephone Oompaay
owns the local telephone company.
Because the Western Electrical
Company Is also owned by the Bell
Beeause the local telephone com
pany Is obliged to buy all of Its equip
ment and necessaries from the West
ern Electrical Company.
Because neither the Western Elec
trical Company or the local telephone
company would have big enough prof
Its to ault tho Boll Telephone, which
owns thorn, If Chicago people were
not pressed for a little more cola and
their telephone rates nlsed.
Because the local telephone com
pany has Increased Its capital stock
from the original (500,000 to $27,00,
000 and $5,000,000 more In bonds.
Because the stockholders would not
get big enough dividends on this lav
menso stock issue If the people of Chi
cago were not squeezed.
Thoroforo tho tclcphono company
has the nerve to ask tho City Council
to ralso tho rates on tho people ot
The people ot Chicago aro to be used
as sorts by tho telephone monoply and
the last drop Is to bo squeezed oat of
In tho meantime It would be well for
the aldermen to Inquire Into the al
leged relations, in the past of certain
city officials with the above electrical
company, tbe twin of the local tele
phone company, both being owned by
the Bell monopoly.
The telephone gang want the oeaa
cll to ralso the rates on all phones.
To abolish all flat phones and make
evorybody takes measured service.
To put a nickel In every phone be
fore connection Is made.
Fire Marshal Seyferllch asserted
that as practically one-halt ot the Ire
and police alarms are received by tele
phono, he did not favor the general
Installation of the "pay-ln-advance
type ot telephone Instrument now be
ing placed In various parte ot the elty
by the telephone company.
All telephone rates are now subject
to revision envy Ive years.
The Mtyfeone company waste the
elty se mbm rates aad abolish the ere
Ttsioa ssi tho ordinance calllag for re
vision every Ire yean.
They want to keep the people where
they have them so that they can't get
The "expert" on pages 105 aad 1M
of his report apparently feels saaeh
sympathy for the company on this smb
Will tho aldermen show any sym
pathy for the people?
Chicago Dally News editorial, De
cembor 19, 1911
It has boon tho aim ot tho telophone
company to do away with unlimited
sorvlce as far ns possible and to ro
qulro all users of Its Instruments to
go on the measured servlco basis. Op
position to tho measured service plan
Is aroused whonovor a patron ot the
tolophono company Is mado to pay
two tolls whore ono should bo suffi
cient. The ordinary person In attempting
to telophone to a railroad passenger
station, for example, Is likely to ask
for the wrong numbor for the purpose
ot his call, for eo confusing Is tho
array ot titles and numbors in tho
tolophono directory thnt It Is often
difficult to decide upon tho department
that Is wnntod. Frequently tho infor
mation bureau at a railroad station,
when nppoalod to, rofors tho inquirer
to anothor tolophono numbor In the
samo building. This necessitates the
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