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THE WEEK'S GOSSIP
Ptrtanal Mtntion It Heard
Areuntf Town About Mtn
Who Art Promintnt in
ItoJk That Zi cing the Rounds
U to the Doings of Lead
lng that better service could be ob
tained from a dual telephone service
tban from a single one.
"In every instance that I have been
personally Informed of," he said, "the
two systems have been about as cheap
to the consumer as one. Competition
seems to produce better service. I
really bellevo that better service can
be expected from two companies than
The honest and clean administra
tion of the election board In Cook
county has reflected credit upon the
popular County Judge, John E.
In Judge John R. Caverly the people
have an able, honest and conscien
tious main on the Municipal Court
John J. McLaughlin would mako a
fine speaker of the House He Is a
man of ability and forco whose whole
public record has been one of honesty
When the Bon monopoly was work
lng overtime to get the city council
to knock out the Illinois Tunnel Tele
phone Company's franchise Mayor
Harrison expressed himself as belter
The Telephone Trust has a now
scheme. It has Its employs call up
aldermen and tell them that if they
lower rates to an honest figure the
employes will lose their Jobs. The
aldremen can easily figure who have
tho most votes telephone employes
or tho people who pay too much for
Tho appointment of Andrew J.
Ryan, tho well known Chicago lawyer,
as United States circuit Judge, "-ould
bo a popular ono in Illinois.
Colonel James Hamilton Lewis has
opened headquarters In behalf of his
candidacy for United States Senator
The peoplo are wntchlng their al
dermen In this telephone matter. They
know that they can lower tho rates If 1
they want to.
What bunk tho telephone trust Is
giving tho publict Owning the tele
graph as well as tho telephone sys
tems of tho country, it promises o
aje MADISON Sfi, WEST
give pensions to its employes. Judg
ing from ltd past, Just before the em
ployes aro old enough to get a pen
sion they will be discharged without
The majority of Illinois Republi
can legislators favor Albert J. Hop
kins for United States Senator.
The Telephone Trust In order to
throw dust in the eyes of the public
has announced that It has set aside
ten millions for pensions to its em
ployes In all the companies that It
If the Telephone Trust can afford
to dlvldo ten millions of dollars as
pensions to its employes after paying
eight per cent dividends to its stock
holders, then the city council ought
to be convinced that it can start a
big reduction in tolephono rates.
All of theso millions como out of
tho pockets of tho people and the
victims of a monopoly are not apt to
feel their burdens lightened by honied
talk about pensions for employes.
Tho peoplo demand relief from the
They will keep on demanding re
lief until they get it.
Tho head of the principal part of
tho Chicago end of tho trust Is quoted
In a dally paper as saying:
"Tho five Dell Telophone Com
panies, with headquarters In Chicago
tho Chicago Tolephono Company,
Central Union Telephono Company,
tho Clovcland Telephone Company,
Michigan Stato Telephono Company
and Wisconsin Telephone Company
will adopt tho pension, disability ben
ettts and Insuranco plan In behalf of
"The approxlmato number of em
ployes in tho five companies operat
ing in tho flvo states of Illinois, Wis
consin, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, Is
Tho trust claims to have over 300,
000 customers in Chicago alone.
Why doesn't it do something for
People will keep on asking why.
On pago 31 of the annual report of
tho Dell Telephone system for 1012
we find the following ingenous state
ment excusing tho raising of rates:
"Wherever theso rates have been
Increased it has been done by and
with tho consent of the subscribers
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to the exchanges, and with the direct
authority or acquiescence of the pub
This Is certainly good. It would
be a safe guess to say that the "con
sent of the subscribers" was never
asked but that rates were raised
"with the direct authority or acquies
cence of the public authorities."
Are the public authorities of the
city of Chicago going to acquiesce In
a raise of telephone rates?
Are aldermen elected by the people
of Chicago to look after their Interests
going to help the Tolephono Trust,
when the whole country is moving
In 1900 Chicago telephones aver
aged 18 calls per day. They now
averago G calls per day. Tho com
pany Is consequently getting more
money than ever for bad servlco.
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A cent a call or at the most stt
cents a call would yield the telephone
company a profit and save money for
la big advertisements printed la
Chicago dally newspapers April II,
1012, the concern offering $14,000,000
of telephone bonda for sale, quotes a
letter from tho president of the com
pany In which It Is Btated that tele
phone "Earnings have shown a steady and
substantial growth, having increased
from $3,129,238 In 1900 to $12,678,
390.67 in 1011, or an Increase of over
300 per cent in the past eleven yean."
Why not give the publlo the benefit
of this prosperity?
Chicago Dally News editorial, De
cember 19, 1911:
It has been the aim of the telephone
company to do away with unlimited
service as far as possible and to re
quire all users of its Instruments to
go on the.measured service basis. Op
position to tho measured service plan
Is aroused whenever a patron of the
telephone company Is 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 so confusing la the
array of titles and numbers In the
telephone directory that It is eften
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 the
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 comnanles nd th
telephone company should do their
oest to seo that the arrangement of
department nesws In the telephone di
rectory is sutlsbtAtly clear to enable
inquire 4 the 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 publlo utility corporation.
ATLAS BREWING CO,
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IN TNI MARKBT
2107 Blue Island Avenue, Chicago
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Tho number oTaspIrants for City
ireasurer promises to be unusually
What are the aldermen going to do
in the matter of telephone tariff reduction?
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MoAvoy Browing Co.
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Every time you go to tho telephone
you foel like voting against a man
who favors the Phono Trust.
The telephone trust contemplates
another big public Improvement It
Is going to raise Its dividend.
M. M. Connery has established a
garage at 2630 Wabash avenuo which
Is one of the finest In the city. It will
tako good care of all kinds of automo
biles and Is fully equipped to charge
People who are looking for first
class truck storage or automobile
space, will do well to patronize Mr.
Connery. Mr. Connory Is a brother
of John T. Connery, the well-known
coal merchant, and of Frank D. Con
nery, the city clork. He Is a lifelong
resident of Chicago and has hosts of
friends In all walks of life.
The Home Brewery Is not only Chi
cago's youngest brewery, but It Is one
of her most suooeesfuL No brewery
in the United Btates ever achieved
success In such a short time as the
Home Brewery. Its beer already has
a reputation among the lovers of good
beer as being par excellence. The
Home Brewery also bottles Its beer
and a case can be had by calling up
Humboldt 9310. Advertisement.
No imported beer on tne market to
day has mot with greater success than
that handled by August Luchow. Tho
Original Pilsenor, from Pllsen, Bo
hemia, Is sold by this big concern, as
Is also the famous Wurzburger Hof
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 ot Hans Luchow, Mr.
Luchow has made a splendid record
for the business In the West and he
enjoys a widespread popularity among
Chicago's leading business men and
Favorite Table Beverage
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Chicago Branch, 354 North Desplaines St.
C. W. HAGEMANN, Manager
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