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THE WEEH GOSSIP
rVtoml Mention Is Hiard
Around Town About Men
Who Are Promlntnt in
Talk That i jing the Rounds
-3 to t'ne Doings of Lead
This Is a good tlmo to commence
studying up tho record of the retiring
alderman In your ward.
Tho campaign (or cheaper telephone
ervlco has Just begun. All the "ex
perta" In tho world cannot stop It
A telephone company that pays
eight per cent dividends on twenty
Bine millions of atock la making toe
touch money. The people are paylmg
too much for telephone service.
The city ought to get what la com
lng to It out of the telephone com
pany's gross receipts. Does It?
How the people of Chicago do suffer
from that Bell phone!
The broken ear drums which so
many of Its patrons complain of are
as nothing compared to the lost tern
pers of usually good natured patrons,
who 'get wrong numbers and other
Not to speak of the broken rest of
aroused from their beds by
theso same mistakes and who are so
mad themselves that they fall to
grasp tho predicament of the fellow
at tho other end of the lino who has
paid n nickel In advance to have
"wrong number" slammed Into his
Then the tedious wait for the
Some times minutes clapso before
tho pperator finds her stick of gum
or gets ready to answer.
Telephone competition In Chicago In
needed and needed badly.
The peoplo are sick and tired of be
lng forced to submit to the demands
of the 'phono trust They resent the
gall of the trust In wanting the city
to give It a monopoly and they are not
going to stand for any such action by
For years they have suffered pa
tiently the wrongs put upon them by
tho trust and they have come to the
position where they are not going to
stand for It any longer.
Tho one thing that will put a stop
to the high rates and poor service,
from which the peoplo of Chicago
have suffered for years, is telephone
phlcago demands 'phone competition.
for an extension of the fine service
of the automatic telephone company.
It so far outclasses tho service of the
Dell monopoly that tho latter Is grow
ing moro Jealous of it every day and
is using all of Its power and Influence
to have tho Automatic Company kept
from doing bsulness In Chicago.
Against such an outrage tho people
aro unanimous and the attempt to
stifle competition will only mako tho
public demand It all tho moro.
Tho Eagle, in common with a great
number of peoplo In Chicago, aro
anxiously waiting for tho City Council
to so rcgutnto tho affairs of tho Tele
phono Trust that they may secure
lower rates and other much needed
Thcro Is a growing demand from
all tho outlying sections of the city
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The extent to which the Americas
people are worked to matte money fe.
dividends for the owners of the tele
phono monopoly Is shown jn the an
nual report of the Bell system for
1912 from which we take the follow
"Tho gross revenue collected from
tho public In 1911 for telephone serv
ice by the Bell System not includ
ing the connocted Independent com
panies was $179,600,000; an Increase
of nearly $14,000,000 over last year.
Of this, operation consumed $60,000,
000; taxes, $9,000,000 or li per cent
on tho outstanding capital; current
maintenance, $30,200,000; and pro
vision for depreciation, $28,700,000.
Tho surplus was $51,600,000, of
which $13,600,000 was paid In Inter
est and nearly $26,000,000 was paid
Chicago Dally News editorial, De
cember 19, 1911: i '
It has been the aim of the telephone
company to do away with unlimited
service aa far as possible and to re
quire all users of Us Instruments to
go on the measured service basts. Op
position to tho measured service plan
Is aroused whenever a patron of the
telephone company la made to pay
two tolls where one should be suffi
cient The ordinary person In attempting
to telephone to a railroad passenger
station, for example, Is likely te ask
for the wrong number for the purpose
of his call, for eo confusing ia the
array of titles and numbers In the
telephone directory that It la often
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Brewers of Lager Beer
difficult to decide upon the department
that la wanted. Frequently the Infor
mation bureau at a railroad station,
when appealed to, refers the Inquirer
to another telephone number In ths
same building. This necessitates the
payment of a second toll. Telephone
operators are careful to prevent the
second call from being mado without
the payment of a second nickel.
Both the railroad companies and the
telephone company should do their
best to see that the arrangement of
department njees In the telephone di
rector? Is surneevvtly clear to enable
Inqulrmi to ftk )ae first time for
the number they really want
The city ought to have a bureau of
complaints to which appeals for the
Improvement of faulty conditions of'
service might be made by patrons of
local public utility corporation-.
Following are tno luimes of tho
successful stato candldntes and of tho
successful candidates in Cook County:
EDWARD F. DUNNE Democrat
DARRATT O'HARA Domocrat
SECRETARY OF STATE.
HARRY WOODS Domocrat
JAMES J. HRADY Domocrat
WILLIAM RYAN, JR Democrat
P. .1. LUCKY Republican
MACLAY HOYNE Democrat
JOSEPH P. CONNER Y.... Domocrat
BOARD OF ASSESSORS (2)
MICHAEL K. SHERIDAN.. Democrat
DAVID M. PFAELZER.... Democrat
PETER M. HOFFMAN'... Republican
BOARD OF REVIEW.
FREDERICK W. BLOCKI.. Democrat
GEORGE C. WATERMAN.. Democrat
SUPERIOR COURT CLERK.
RICHARD J. M'GRATH.... Domocrat
CIRCUIT COURT CLERK.
JOHN W. RAINEY Democrat
SANITARY DISTRICT TRUSTEES 3.
JAMES M. DAILEY Democrat
FRED D. BREIT Democrat
CHARLES E. READING.... Democrat
PRESIDENT COUNTY BOARD.
A. A. McCORMICK Republican
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, CHI
PETER B ARTZEN Democrat
DANIEL MORIAJITY Domocrat
JOHN E. MALONEY. Domocrat
FRANK RAOEN Democrat
JOSEPH M. FITZGERALD. Domocrat
BARTLEY BURG Democrat
DANIEL J. HARRIS Democrat
STANLEY KUFLEWSKI ... Domocrat
A. A. McCORMICK Republican
ALBERT NOWAK Democrat
AVERY COONLEY Prog.
HARLEY E. MITCHELL Prog.
ELLSWORTH M. BOARD Prog.
JOHN J. GARD Prog.
A. N. ANDERSON .Prog.
CLERK OF MUNICIPAL COURT.
FRANK P. DANISCH Domocrat
BAILIFF MUNICIPAL COURT.
ANTON J. CERMAK Domocrat
CHIEF JU8TICE MUNICIPAL COURT
HARRY OLSON Republican
MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGES.
JOHN K. PRINDIVILLB.... Democrat
HARRY M. FISHER Democrat
JOHN A. MAHONEY Domocrat
JOHN COURTNEY Democrat
EDWARD T. WADE Domocrat
JOSEPH P. RAFFERTY.... Domocrat
JOSEPH S. LA BUY Domocrat
WILLIAM GEMM1LL Ropubllcan
JOHN J. SULLIVAN Domocrat
MUNICIPAL COURT JUDOES.
(UNDER CITY ORDINANCE.)
(TWO YEAR TERM.)
FRANK H. GRAHAM Democrat
(FOUR YEAR TERM.)
DAVID SULLIVAN Domocrat
(SIX YEAR TERM.)
HUGH J. KEARNS Domocrat
MftWU AND OTTUM OT Wfi
M. M. Conuery has established a
garage at 2030 Wabash avenuo which
Is one of the finest In tho city. It will
tnko good care of all kinds of automo
biles and Is fully equipped to charge
People who aro looking for first
class truck stornpo or automobile
space, will do well to patronlzo Mr.
Connery. Mr. Connory la n brother
of John T. Conner the well-known
coal merchant, anil of Frank D. Con
nery, the city clerk. He Is a llto-long
resident of Chicago ana has hosts of
friends In all walks of life.
The Home Brewery la not only CM-
cago'e youngest brewery, but It te one
of her most successful No brewery
In the United States ever achieved
success In such a short time as the
Home Brewery. Its" beer already has
a reputation among the lovers of good
beer aa being ,par excellence. The
Home Brewery also bottles Its beer
and a case can be had by calling up
Hu mbold t 93 1 0. M vortlsomont.
No Imported beer on tne market to
day has met with greater success than
that handled by August Luchow. The
Original Pllsener, from PUsen, Bo
hemia, Is sold by this big concern, as
Is also the famous Wursburger Hot
brau from Wursburg, Bavaria. These
beers are the favorites at Chicago's
leading clubs, restaurants and buffets.
They are without a peer. The Chicago
offices of August Luchow are located
In the Stock Exchange building, 80
North LaSalle street and are under
the management of Hans Luchow. Mr.
Luohow has mado a splendid record
for the business In the West and he
enjoys a widespread popularity among
Chicago's leading business men and
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