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INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE.
Entered ae Second Ctttt Matter October 11, 1IW, at the Pest
Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of March Ird, 1t7.
TWENTY-FOURTH YEAH, NO. 2.
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DUNNE AHEAD
The Democratic Nominee for Governor
Will Prove an Easy Winner on
Election Day.
Reports Gathered from All Farts of the State
Show a Widespread Enthusiasm for
His Candidacy.
All Classes of Voters Arc Rallying to His Support and
He Will Get More Votes than Deneen
and Funk Combined.
Campaign Is Now On in
Success
That Edward F. Dunno will be
elected Governor of Illinois on No
vember 5 by an overwhelming plur
ality looks like a foregone conclusion.
Everywhere throughout tho State
there Is manifested a genuine enthu
siasm for his candidacy among all
classes of voters.
His honest and clean record Is well
known to the people of Illinois, from
Waukegan to Cairo.
He will carry Chicago and Cook
County by the largest, plurality ever
given a candidate.
That ho will receive more votes
than the combined vote of Deneen and
Funk looks at this writing to be a
moral certainty.
Judge Dunne is confident of the
result. In an interview he Bays:
"Ever since the first of June I have
been traveling In all parts of the
state. I have covered ninety-two
counties and about 325 cities and
towns, large and small. I was en
gaged In this work during tho three
national conventions. I know tho
pulse of the people In relation to this
campaign. I have boon assured In
every county by men of character that
the Democratic party will either In
crease Its majority or very materially
decrease the Republican vote wher
ever that has been In the ascendant.
"I havo reached the conclusion that
It was doubtful which, of the Repub
lican candidates will poll the lowor
vote. In some counties Roosevelt
sentiment predominates, In others
there Is little or no Roosevelt senti
ment among the Republicans. Roose
velt will make no matorlal division
on Democratic votes. I am certain
he will not get 2 per cent of the reg
ular Democratic vote. Funk will not
poll as many votes as Roosevelt,
The Democrats are better organ
ized, are vigorous and full of hope
and spirit thnn they have been at any
time since Altgeld's election In 1892.
"As far as my candidacy Is con
cerned, It has been conceded that I
shall Increase the Stevenson vote out
side Cook County and double that
vote In Cook County.
All records for first day's registra
tion in Chicago were broken last Sat
urday when 203,354 voters enrolled
their names on the registry lists.
While this number did not reach tho
300,000 which had been hoped for, It
seems certain to election board offi
cials that more voters will be entitled
to cast their votes in the presidential
elections next month than have ever
before voted here, In the spring pri
maries this year the number entitled
to vote was 444,910, The woraon fur
nished one of the greatest disappoint
ments in Saturday's registration, only
150 placing their namoB on the official
list. The next and final registration
day prior to the, November election Is
next Tuesday, October 15,
How enn Dunno lose nowT Tho
"Committee of 100" Is against him.
Theodore Roosevelt will make two
speeches In Chicago this Saturday, ac
cording to the announcement from
the Progressive headquarters In the
Hotel La Salle. He is scheduled to
speak in the afternoon at the Stock
Yards and In the evening at the Coli
seum. He will stay In Chicago until Mon-
Earnest, with Leaders on All Sides Predicting
for Their Bespective Parties.
day morning, spending all of Sunday
at the Hotel La Salle, and will leave
here for Milwaukee on an early train
Monday. It is probable that all the
candidates -for State offices on the
Progressive ticket will meet Colonel
Roosevelt and hear his appeal for
support of the Progressive candidates.
Dunne for Governor Is the winning
slogan of Illinois Democrats.
Leave to file a petition for man
damus to compel the election com
missioners of Cook county to print in
the progresslvo column of the official
ballot in November the names of Re
publican nominees who have been In
dorsed by the Progressive party was
granted by the Supremo court at
Springfield. The petitioner is Ernest
Schnachenberg of Chicago. Just how
soon the court will be able to hear
tho arguments In the caso was not
Indicated but it was assumed at tho
Progressive headquarters today that
the case would be expedited and a
decision given so as not to Interfere
with tho printing of the ballots on
time.
Too much Deneen has sickened the
Republican rank and file In Illinois.
A platWor daylight auto tours by
Democratic nominees, Including Mac
lay Hoyne, Fred W. Block), Joseph F.
Connery and Denis J. Egan is being
arranged by the managers of those
candidates. Tho plan contemplates
dally auto rides by the party Into
country towns of Cook county. Indus
trial plants, stores, court houses and
ball parks will be visited and speeches
made. The Itinerary will Include four
or five townB every day until all of the
sixty-five towns and villages in Cook
county outside Chicago are visited.
Some of the larger towns, such as
Evanston and Oak Park, will be visit
ed several times. Judge George Hers
ten of the Circuit Court and Assistant
Corporation Counsel Nicholas Mlchels
will accompany the candidates and In
troduce them.
Automobile speeders arraigned In
the Speeders' court hereafter will
havo their names and addresses en
tered on cards to be filed away for
reference to be used If they are ar
rested again. Information about tho
speeder's business, or by whom ho Is
employed, and record of ull previous
convictions and a short history of
each case against him will be kept.
This "bureau of Identification" has
been devised by Judge Maxwell, who
says no defendant has yet admitted
to him that he ever has boon arrested
for speeding boforo, Tho police yes
terday arrested fifteen automoblllsts
for failure to halt ten feet from stroot
cars stopping at corners,
Mr. Dunne was tho guest of honor
at a reception held by a Gorman Dem
ocratic club Monday night In North
Side Turner Hall.
v The Progressive party has a now
name In Illinois, Hero It Is: "Tho Pro
gressive Party (for Social Justlco),"
Tho additional words in tho name
have been agreed upon' for some time,
but they were a closely guarded se
cret until the first petitions for Bull
Moose candidates woro filed with tho
City clerk. The law allows five words
In the party name or designation, and
the Moosers have used all Ave.
' The reason the additional words
were put, in, and then the new name
kept secret, was that the Moosers
fearea unauthorized candidates might
got up potltions under the name of
Progressive party and demand that
tho names of such candidates should
be placed In tho Bull Aioose column.
Now they Insist that only candidates
whose petitions bear the additional
secret words may be placed In tho
Dull Moose column under the name
of Roosovelt and Johnson.
Subway hearings were continued
boforb the council committee on local
transportation Wednesday afternoon.
Discussion as to what Chicago can do
In Biibway constructive and what sho
hould do, both in a financial and con
struction way, wero continued, I.aut
week few facts to chrfnge tho minds
of thoso who havo been working on
tho subject for months were brought
out at tho first hearing. Chairman
Block of the committee has an
nounced that he will continue to hold
public hearings until the question has
boon thoroughly thrashed out, and It
Is found what Is the best move to
make, "If wo are wrong wo want to
know It, but wo want to bo convinced,"
ho said.
Elevated railroad service Is going
to bo looked Into by the city council.
In a general attack on the character
of service rendered by tho elevated
railroads, the general complaint com
mittee of tho City Council decided
Monday to ask the Corporation Coun
sel by what right tho roads are op
erating trains around the elevateaj
loop.
The committee, composed of Alder
men Blocks, Capltaln, Schults, Fisher
and Twlgg, listened to complaints by
Aldermen from the various wards
served by the elevated lines.
Officials of the roads are to be In
vited to appear beforo tho committee
to learn If some methods for relief
can bo adopted. A suit Is now pend
ing in the courts to compel tho ele
vated roads to Issue transfers. If
tnat ordinance is sustained the Alder
men believe that through routing of
trains will follow as an operating
economy, becauso, If the companies
are compelled to issue transfers, they
will havo no object In operating sep
arately around the loop, as they do
now.
The elevated road officials assert
that if tho City Council can show
them how to operate more trains upon
tho elevated loop they will be glad to
adopt tho suggestion, as they have
had expert engineers working on tho
problem for years.
Judgo Dunne In a speech at Spring
field on Wednesday challenged Gov
ernor Deneen to explain the letter's
$243,000 fee grab while state's attor
ney of Cook county and arraigned
him for his failure to drive "Jackpot
Ism' 'out of the state legislature.
"Governor Deneen has been trying
to explain away the extravagance of
the Republican administration," said
former Judgo Dunne. "Why does he
not attempt to explain his $243,000
'fee grab while stato'a attorney of
Cook county; explain to the citizens
of the state how aa'd why ho pleaded
the statute of limitations In order to
keep this quartor of a million dollars,
which should havo gono Into the
school fund?
"It would bo Interesting to hear
' from Governor Dcnoen what steps ho
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EDWARD F. DUNNE,
Democratic Candidate for Governor of Illinois.
took to rid tho legislature of Jackpot
Ism and corruption, which he ac
knowledged under oat ho knew to bo
In existence slnco 1807."
Judgo Cutting of tho Probato Court
aroused enthusiasm at tho Hamilton
Club on Monday when ho made a
strong plea for tho separation of tho
judiciary from politics. Tho Repub
lican candidates for Municipal Court
places wero tho guests of honor.
Judge Cutting announced ho was for
tho Republican ticket throughout and
declared for tho doctrlno of a sep
arato ballot and a soparate ballot box
for Judicial candidates. It not sep
arate, elections for theso oltlcers. Ho,
deplored the Involving of the Judicial
oftlce with national politics.
UP TO COUNCIL
People Are Interested in Seeing What
Aldermen Do In Regard to the Low
ering of Telephone Bates.
They Have Long Been Convinced that They Are
Faying Too Much and They Demand
a Reduction.
Aldermen in Council Meeting Monday Night Pass Cold
Storage Ordinance, Which Will Be Up to Health
Department to Enforce.
Pass Alderman Capitain's Ordinance Requiring Horse Vehicles as well
as Automobiles to Stop in Rear of Standing Street Cars.
The Eagle, In common with a great
number of people in Chicago, are
anxiously watting for tho City Council
to so regulate the affairs of the Tele
phone Trust that they may secure
lower rates and other much needed
reforms.
The telephone service In Chicago Is
subject to much Just complaint and is
not at all In tho proportion that It
should be for the money paid for It.
The Telephone Trust would snuff
out compoltlon If It could. Will tho
Council holp to do so. Tho city ex
perts employed so far havo disappoint
ed tho public,
One great fault with tho noli phono
systom in Chicago Is tho delay In
making proper connections for pa
trons. Ofter the oporator will nsk
Bovernl times, "What numbor did you
call?" The "wrong numbor" nuisance
Is fnmlllar to everybody. Surely tho
pooplo of Chicago aro entitled to n
bettor eorvlco and for less money than
they aro paying at present.
From the learned telephone expert
whose report waa mbmltted to the
Olty Council la Hay, 1111, we learn an
PUN 4 ant bo, that the Bell Tele
phono monopoly that nukM all erer
the country, owns a eoatralllag later
st In the local telephone company and
the Wtitin Electrical Company. "The
latter la purely a manufacturing com
pany," eaya tka report, "engaged la
the manufacture of Bali telephone ap
paratus and supplies." la 1104 a eon
tract was entered Into between the
local telephone company and the elec
trical company, both of them owned
by the Bell monopoly, whereby the
local company agreed to purchase all
of Its supplies from the eltctrto co
pany. Under the terms of this oon
tract the electrical company agreee te
deliver to' the telephone company ril
telephone appliances manufactured un
der the license of the Bell Telephone
Company. The local telephone corn
pany, on the other hand, agrees to pur
chase all Its supplies from the elec
trical company.
Here we hare a fine sample of how
the parent monopoly makes the sua
sldlsry moaepollee pile up profits for
each other and the publlo pays the
freight.
On page 61 of the report of tale
"Expert" to the City Council we lad
the statement made that the Bell mce
opoly charges a rental of 61 cents nor
station for each net of Instrument
used.
Thle would amount to I1IIJM
yearly; but the expert dleoerered that
the local company really paid the
parent company 9856,711 hut year.
About this enormous overcharge the
"expert" naively says on nag II of
the report now la the hands ef the
Council committee: "In iustlleatlea
of the payment of the difference, Be
tween these amounts, or lilMll the)
Chicago company reeelrea eartaai
services from the parent company
which It la claimed are worth the
amount paid.
These services consist of technical
advice and counsel and the use of ap
paratus patented by the pareat com
pany. What do you think of that?
And then the aldermen are asked
to raise the rates oa the people te
holp the local compear out
Any alderman who votes to rales
rates should be outlawed.
, Rates are twice as much as they
ought to ba at the nreiant tlmm. Tkas
should be reduced.
As n result of an ordlnanco passed
by tho City Council Monday night,
cold storage warehouses in Chicago
wero put under regulation, Tho men
Biiro went through by a voto of C8
to 8, though It was saved from being
referred back to a commltteo by the
close margin of 35 to 32. Aid. Thom
son fought vigorously against tho city
attempting regulation, while half a
dozen aldermon woro equally Insist
ent that tho ordlnanco bo passed with
out further delay.
Nuts, fruits, chceso and vegetables
aro exempted from Its provisions. Fish
must not bo kept In storago more
than six months, butter mora than a
year nnd other foods longer than ym
months, All products of cold Btorago
warehouses must abo bo stamped
with tho (Into of entry and leaving tho
house. Othor regulations nro provid
ed for Inspection.
Tho health department Is to enforce
tho ordlnanco, Though It was declared
at tho, council meeting that 110,000,000
of cold storago business will bo driven
from Chicago, representatives of the
cold storago Interests havo declared
they will be ready to comply when the
ordlnanco becomes cltectlve. Alder
men Rtchort, Carr, Emerson, Thomas,
Llpps, McDormott, Swift and Huzeu
voted against it.
Other work transacted by tho coun
cil was:
After making minor changes In tho
specifications ordered new bids adver
tised for In tho garbage reduction con
tract. Received Mayor Harrison's procla
mation that Columbus day, Oct. 12, be
a public holiday and Oct. 15 Tag day.
Ordlnanco by Aid. Capltaln passed
requiring horso vehicles, us well as
automobiles, to stop m rear of stand
ing street cars.
Order by Aid. McDonald passed for
commltteo to devise plan of maintain
ing streets, sewors and wnter systom.
Received olllclal notification from
the federal government that publlo
hearing will bo held in tho federal
building Nov. C on tho proposition to
connect tho north and south sides oy
a boulovnrd bridge over tho river at
Rush street.
Referred to tho local transportation
commltteo an order by Aid. Fisher
asking that tho South Sldo Elevated
Railway bo compelled to vestibule Its
cars.
Tho next meeting of tho council waa
set for 2:30 p. in. Monday, Oct, 11, as
tho usual night meeting would inter
fere with nldormcn In getting out tho
registration for tho following day.
Tho Chicago Tolephone Company,
which Is suffering so much from
want of funds, according to certain
city "exports" that It will have to
raleo telophone rates on the people
In order to exist, paid 8 per cent In
dividends last year.
Think of 111
Eight per cent on twenty-seven mil
lion dollars!
This Is tho company that started
with a capital stock of halt a million
and now has a capital stock of tven-ty-soven
millions,
It pays 8 per cent annual dlvldond
on twonty-soven millions and puts up
a twenty-two story modorn office
building besides.
The people of Chicago are such
easy marks that the phono crowd want
to get more out of them and asks for
an Increase In rates at tho hands of
the City Council.
And two "experts" ngroo that this
"poor" company Is losing money I
In 1911 the Chicago Telephone Com
pany paid 8 per cent In quartorly divi
dends of 2 per cent March 31, 2 per
cent, Juno 30; 2 por cent, September
30; 2 per cent, Decombor 30, 1911.
Here Is a nlco llttlo nest egg of
(2,160,000 divided up among the stock
holders, When to this Is added the profit!
paid tho "parent" 13 ell Telephone
Company, tho amount grabbed off the
peoplo of Chicago Is simply enormous.
Instead of raising telephono rates,
the City Council should lower thorn.
Tho Chicago Eagle, In common with
all users of tho tolophono, is nnxloua
to securo better sorvlco and lowor
rates and Is fighting along thuf line.
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