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CHICAGO, SATURDAY, OCTOBER JO, 1912.
ftvVowff WHOLE NUMBER 1,200
The Democratic Nominee for Governor
Will Prove an Easy Winner on
.Reports Gathered from All Parts of the State
Show a Widespread Enthusiasm for
All Classes of Voters Aro Rallying to His Support and
He Will Get More Votes than Deneen
and Funk Combined.
Campaign Is Now On in
Edward F. Dunne will be tho next
.governor of Illinois. All claasea of
voters are united In his candidacy
and ho will recolvo a record-breaking
plurality on November G.
tfoodrow Wilton from his private
car wrote a letter to Judge Dunne,
which the Utter made public express
ing hit hope that the judge would be
elected governor of llllnolt.
Gov, Wilton declarea much depends
on the election of Democratic state
officials in thia ttate and congratu-
latcs Judge Dunno on hit present high
Gov. Wilton'a letter to Judge Dunne
which it dated enrouto in his private
car ';Fedoral," follows:
"My Dear Judge Dunne: 1 did not
have an opportunity yesterday to ex
press to you my very deep interest in
your election. It seems to me that
the stato of Illinois now hut an ex
traordinary opportunity to turn uway
from 'tho control and tho practices
which have mortified her; and I Imvo
deemed It a real privilcgo to assist In
your election In any wuy that it Is
possible to mo to assist.
"I tlnd my thoughts turning again
and again to Illinois, and both my
hope and my confidence deepening
thfif wo shall all havo tho pleasure of
congratulating you and the state upon
your election as governor. It seemB
to mo that a great deal depends upon
It, und I congratulato you on your
present high opportunity.
"Cordially and aincerely yours,
Kdwurd F. Dunno, Democratic
nominee for Governor, will open his
speaking campaign in Cook County
October 20,- and from that day until
the close of the campaign ho will do-
vote practically his entire tlmo to
' Chicago and the country towns of
William L. O'Connerf, chairman of
the Dunne campaign committee ex
' pects that Mr. Dunne will be able to
make 100 addretes In Chicago before
November 4, speaking in each of tho
thirty-five wards at least twico ana
once in each country town.
James Hamilton Lewis, candidate
ror United States .. Senator; P, J.
Lucoy, nominee for Attornoy-gonoral;
Lawrence D. Stringer and William
Elza Williams, nominees for Congress-mnn-at-large;
Harry Woods, nomlneo
for Secretary of State, and other can
didates on tho Democratic state ticket,
will take part in tho Chicago speak
A change is necessary In tho State
According to unofficial returns there
aro Just 105 more names on tho regis
tration lists in Chicago than at tho
One hundred fifty-three thousand
five hundred and seventy-two voters
went to the polls lust Tuesday and
registered. On the first day ot regis
tration, October 6, 201,503 voters
placed their names In the' polls books.
This makes the total registration, the
voting strength ot Chicago, Just 440,
075, This figure will probably be re
vised somewhat when the board of
election commissioners canvasses the
Owing to the activity ot the board
and Its special detectives the lodging
house registration fell oft to a notice-
ttiV yimi1-11 i'. : i wr'ihit --NtfrjMt.ittVtoMfHiWi
Earnest, with Leaders on All Sides Predicting
for Their Respective Parties.
nble extent. In the First ward there
was a foiling off of 3,000; In .the
Eighteenth ward, 2,000 lets voters
registered than were on the books
last spring, and in the Twenty-first
ward, the only other lodging-house
territory which was watched by the
detectives from tho election commis
sioners, It was 'an 'even break.
A change of Governors will help
In his last speech in Chicago, Theo
dora Roosevelt certainly handed it to
Deneen: In the course of his remarks
"Mr. Deneen says 1 asked him to
limit his resolution concerning the
contest to thirty-four of them. This Is
"During the convention I became
convinced of his shuffling and double
dealing. "I grow to feel a very hearty con
tempt for him and entirely to distrust
his sincerity and loyalty to tho peo
"Governor Donecn by his action
now ranks himself with Lorlmer and
"He is unfit to .occupy any position
of trust In tho government.
"Tho man who to got an office will
bear false witness against his neigh
bor can not bo trusted to keep the
other commandment (thou shalt not"
steal) when in office."
Tho voters have made up their
Peter Dattzen Is the target for all
of the know-nothings in Cook County.
Thoy hate -him and his honest meth
ods. They want to boat him because
they cannot use him. He will be re
elected president of the County
Board by the biggest majority ever
given to a candidate for that office.
Edward F. Dunno, Democratic can
delate for Governor, In a series ef
speeches down state, directed several
questions ut Governor Deneen which
punctured tho Governor's defense of
the Increased cost ot state administra
tion. At a rousing meeting ot 5,000 citi
zens In Vandalla, Mr, Dunno quoted
Governor Deneen's reply that In re
turn for a great expenditure Illinois
had been given better government un
der the Deneen administration. He
then turned over a few pages ot for
gotten history -of the Doneen regime.
Labor men generally were sorry
that Judge Klckbam Scanlaa could not
see his way clear to sit on the trac
tion arbitration commission. Judge
Scanlan's reputation for fairness and
his natural inclination to be just to
everybody nro known to all the peo
ple, Colonel James Hamlltou Lewis,
Democratic nominee for United
States senator, In a speech at Mon
"Is my friend, Judge Sherman, my
opponent, in favor of Governor De
neen's tax on Illinois citizens for $20,
000,000, to be thereafter ten times
multiplied, for a waterway which
goes to.the nenent of ail tne states
I or will lie vote for the opposing prop-
osltlon that I announce which is sup
ported now by Colonel Roosevelt
that voted $20,000,000 back to our
people ot Illinois, and making the
federal government pay for the Illi
nois watorway, intended, as it is, for
the use of the whole federal govern
ment? "Does" Judge Sherman Intend to
voto with Governor Deneen's proposi
tion or with Colonel Roosevelt? What
attltudo as senator will my opponent
take? Self-serving silence is not cour-
agcous statesmanship. Speak out,
Judge- Sherman! "
Following Is Theodore Roosevelt's
answer to Governor Doneen:
"Fourteen years ago I wbb on good
terms with Mr, Lorlmer, aB with every
other member of Congress, against
whom I know nothing, and nobody
did know anything against hlmlnen;
but when Mr. Lorlmar was elected
senator his character had -become a
matter not only of state-wide but of
nation-wide notoriety, and it Mr. De
neen, who was then governor and
who advised Lorlmer, as he has him
self testified, to take the senatorshlp
and who congratulated him upon his
election it Governor Doneen at that
time was such an Innocent lamb as
not to know about Lorlmer and about
what was going on under hlo own
eyes in the Jack-pot legislature, then
Governor Deneen is altogether too In
nocent a creaturo to be allowed at
largo in American political life.
"As for last June in the Chicago
convention, Governor Deneen cannot
hide himself behind quibbles as to
the form of any one particular mo
tion. Certain of the motions were to
prevent the delegates from voting,
and others were directly against the
seating of the stolen delegates. Mr.
Deneen voted on theso last motions
exactly as ho voted on the other mo
tions. The question was whether
some seventy-eight delegates .were or
were not stolen! Mr. Deneen voted re
peatedly that they were stolen, and
his vote was justifiable on no other
grounds. He can now face whichever
alternative he chooses. It those dele
gates were stolen then his conduct is
infamous now; if they were not stolen
then his conduct was Infamous then."
You will not have to listen very
closely to hear something drop No
That Edward F. Dunne will be
elected Governor of Illinois on No
vember 5 by an overwhelming plur
ality looks like a foregone conclusion.
Everywhere throughout the Stato
there is manifested a genuine enthu
siasm for hit candidacy among all
classes of voters. '
His honest and clean record la. well
known to tho people pt Illinois, from
Waukegan to Cairo.
He will carry Chicago and Cook
County by the largesVplurallty ever
given a candidate.
That he will .receive more votet
than the combined vote of Deneen and
Funk looks at this writing to bo a
Judge Dunno Is confident of the
result. In an Interview he says:
"Ever since the first of June I have
been traveling In all parts ot the
stato. I havo covered ninety-two
counties and about 225 cities and
towns, large and small. I was en
gaged in this work aurlaaMhe three
national conventions, I know the
pulte of the people In relation to tblt
campaign.-"! havnAlKen assured In
every county by men of'charactcr that
the Democratic party will either In
crease Its majority or very materially
decreaso the Republican vote Vfher
ever that has been in the ascendant.
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EDWARD F. DUNNE,
Candidate for Governor of Illinois.
"I havo reached tho conclusion that
it was doubtful which of tho Repub
lican candidates will poll the lower
voto. In somo counties Roosovolt
sentiment predominates, in others
there is little or no Roosevelt senti
ment among tho Republicans, Roose
velt will make no material division
on Democratic votes, I am certain
he will iot get 2 per cent ot tho reg
ular Democratic voto. Funk will not
poll as many votes as Roosovelt,
The Democrats are better organ
ized, aro vigorous and full ot hopo
and spirit than they have beon 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 tho Stevenson vote out
side Cook County and dpublo that
vote in Cook County.
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RING OFF TRUST
llie People of Chicago Do Not Want
Any Telephone Monopoly and
Honest. Healthy Competition Is the Only
Thing that Will Give Good Service
to the Public.
Gall of Rell Phone Crowd in Asking
from City Council Should Be
The People Have Suffered Long Enough from Poor Service and They
See Relief Only in Operation of Competing Companies.
The peoplo want tho aldermen to
"ring off" tho Telephone Trust
It has had too Arm a hold upon the
people of Chicago and they demand
relief from its clutches.
Its ear-drum destroying service, ac
companied as It Is by a regular 'fan
fare of "wrong numbers," 'inattentive
operators and slow responses to re
quests for telephonic connections are
matters of currenf comment
The price of tho service is alto-
gether too high and tho peoplo de
mand a reduction In rates.
As for competition tho very thought
of stilling It makes the public Indig
nant, Tho public knows that with
out competition tho telephone monop
oly would be unbearable.
Tho city council hold a short ses
sion last Monday aftornoou. Without
u dissenting voice tho aldermen
adopted a resolution addressed to the
street railways arbitration board
calling upon them to "give careful
heed to the demands of the employes
for an increase in wages," and de
claring that In the opinion of tho coun
cil the carmen are entitled to nn In
crease. Alderman Anton J. Cermak, who of-
fcred the resolution, sold: "I believe
the street railway employes aro en
titled to an Increase of wages. I be
lieved the city had some rights by
virtue of the fact that it receives G5
per cent of the net receipts. I thought
the city would have the right to In
lerfere. I find,. however, that tho city,
hna no right to do anything but ex
press an opinion."
Mr. Ccrmnk said Assistant Corpora
tion Counsel Mnclny Hoyno had gtvdn
tho subject careful Investigation, Ho
has discovered that tho Republican
"traction expert," Walter L. Fisher,
who was appointed by Mayor Dusse,
had caused to be inserted in the ordi
nance a clauso that does not compel
tho street railway companies to op
crate under any and nil conditions.
It grants them immunity in caso ot
A committee of nlno aldermen,
charged with tho Investigation ot tho
problem of the social evil was ap
pointed by Mayor Carter 11. Harrison,
pursuant to a resolution adopted
earlier by the city council.
Elimination and segregation aro to
bo carefully considered together with
the social evil in all Its phases, and a
report Is to he mndo to the city coun
cil for Its action.
Those appointed to servo on this
committee are Aldermen Emerson,
Sltts, Bellfuss, Donnhoc, Burns,
Haderleln, Mann, Reading and Hey.
Mayor Harrison said ho was pleased
with tho action of the council. "1
hopo tho Investigation will bo made
very thorough," ho said.
From a learned "Export's" reports
to tho City Council we learn that:
Telephone rates should be raised
because the Bell Telephone Company
owns the local telephone company.
Ilccause tho Western Electrical
Company is also owned by the Bell
Becnuso the local telephone com
pany Is obliged to buy all ot Its equip
ment and ncccsarles from tho West
ern Electrical Company.
Because neither the Western Elec
trical Company or the local telephone
company would havo big enough prof
its to suit the Bell Tolophono, which
owns them. If Chlcaeo neonlo were
not pressed for a little more coin and j
their telephono rates raised.
Uecnuso the local tolophono com
pany has Increased its capital stock
tram the original $300,000 to $27,000,
000 and $5,000,000 mbro In bonds,
Decauso tho stockholders would not
get big enough dividends on this Ira
monso Block Issuo If the peoplo ot Chi
cago woro not squeezed.
Thereforo the telephone company
has the nervo to ask tho City Council
to ralso tho rates on tho people of
The people ot Chicago aro to bo
used as serfs by tho Telephone Mon
opoly and the last drop Is to bo
squeezed out ot them.
In the meantime It would be well
for the aldermen to inquire into tho
alloged relations, In the past, ot cer
tain city officials with the abovo elec
trical company, the twin a the local
tolophono company, both being owned
by the Bell Monopoly.
The telephone gang want the coun
cil to raise the rates on all phonet.
To abolish all flat phones and make
for Higher Rates
Met in a
everybody take measured service.
To put a nlckol in every phone be
fore connection is made. '
Fire Marshal Beyferltca asserted
that as practically one-half ot the Bra
and police alarms are received by tele
Phone, he did not favor tha geaeral
Installation of the "pay-ln-advance"
type of telephono Instrument bow be
ing placed In various parts of the city
by tho telephone company.
How the peoplo of Chicago do suffer
from that Bell phonet
The broken car drums which so
many ot Its patrons complain ot are
as nothing compared to the lost tem
pers of usually good naturod patrons,
who got wrong numbers and other
Not to speak of tho broken rest ot
peoplo aroused from their beds by
theso samo mistakes and who are so
mad themselves that they fall to
grasp tho predicament of tho follow
at tho other end ot tho lino who has
paid a nlckol In advance to have
"wrong number" slammed Into bis
Then tho tedious wait for tho
Some times minutes elapse before
the operator finds hor stick of gum
or gets rendy to nnswer.
The extent to which the Americas
peoplo aro worked to mane money to.
dividends for tho owners of tho tele
phono monopoly is shown in tho an
nual report ot tho Bell system for
1912 from which we take tho follow
"Tho gross rovenue collected from
tho public In 1911 for tolophono serv
Ico by tho Bell Bystom not Includ
ing tho connected independent com
panies was $179,500,000; an increase
ot nearly $14,000,000 over last year.
Ot this, oporatlon consumed $00,000,
000; taxes, $9,000,000 or lh por cent
on tho outstanding capital; current
maintenance, $30,200,000; and pro
vision for depreciation, $28,700,000.
Tho surplus was $51,000,000, ot
which $13,000,000 was paid in inter
est and nearly $2C,000,000 was paid
Tho Tulephono Trust is tho most
grinding ot the many trusts that exist
In the United States.
It snuffs out competition by the
power of Its money and tho people
aro lllio sn many serfs to bo used at
Its own beck and. call.
Tho rising tide of indignation will
nover subsldo until tho wholo Tolo
phono Trust and Its aides and abettors
One great fault with tho Boll phono
Bystom in Chicago Is tho delay In
making proper connections for pa
trons. Oftor tho oporator will ask
several times, "What numbor did you
call?" Tho "wrong numbor" nulsnncu
Is familiar to everybody. Surely tho
peoplo ot Chicago aro entitled to a
better servico and for loss money than
thoy aro paying at present.
A telepaOM flOBpaay Oat W
eight per cent dividends on twenty
nine millions of stock is making too
much money. The people are paying
too much for telephone service.