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SlEJiRY F. DONOVAN, Editor and PsblUstr
MntmA at 8rond CIM Matter Octobrr It,
I, at ih I'Mt Office t Chicago, lllinoH. under
Art ol March a. 197V.
ESTABLISHED OCTOBER 5, 1889.
Incorporated under tha Lawa of
Bjr Henry P. Donovan.
CHICAOO, JANUARY 4, 1913.
PHONE AND HOME RULE.
The fact that tho people of Chicago
have for years been plucked to build
up telepbono dividends Is the best ar
gument for a Stato Public Utilities
Such a commission, properly organ
ized, cannot overlook tho Injustice ex
isting in tho difference of telephone
rates charged In Chicago and in out
lying towns of Illinois.
Homo rule in Chicago has been 'a
great thing for the telephone trust
and a bad thing for tho people.
When homo rule means phono rule,
it must go.
AD CAR ROUTING.
The manner in which residents of
the Webster avenue district are being
treated by the Chicago Railways Com
pany is shameful.
The big population adjacent to this
thoroughfare havo been deprived of
street car facilities to tho downtown
section of the city, .which they have
enjoyed (or years.
Nearly all of the cars have been
taken oft of Webster avenue.
The Rlvervlew Park cars, which
formerly helped out Webster avenue
congestion, have been taken off of
Halsted street and now go down
Larrabee street, halt a mile east.
This leaves a condition of affairs
that is intolerable.
The beat way to relieve the existing
situation would be for the company
to route its Southport avenue cars
downtown via Fullerton, Racine and
Webster avenues, instead of by way
of Clybourne avenue, where they are
not needed and whore the transpor
tation facilities are ample.
LET THE PHILIPPINES QO.
President-elect Wilson echoes the
sentiments of evory sensible Ameri
can -when he speaks of giving the
Philippines their Independence. The
acquisition of this group of Islands by
the McKlnley administration was a
costly mistake. Tho people of the
islands never can become fellow citi
zens of the people of the United
Their future lies with that of the
They belong by themselves.
Let them go. They want Independ
ence. Let them have it
WORK OP THE SANITARY DIS
During 1912 the board of trustees
of the sanitary district of Chicago
retired bonds to the' amount of 1,-
286,000, leaving a total not bonded
debt at the close of the year of $18,
253,000, without having issued any
new bonds, a record of which tho
trustees recently declared themselves
Tho bondod debt will still be fur
ther reducod on Jan. 2, 1913, to $17.
699,000, the lowest totat In a number
Tho district oxpendod during tho
year for plant additions in tho exten
sion of its electric power project tho
sum of (83,195.22, the total cost of
tho plant on Oct. 31 being 85,005,
668.71. Under the contract between tho city
of Chicago and tho sanitary district
of Chicago tho district expended for
construction of additional street light
ing facilities for tho city $926,274.44,
tho amount of actual construction per
formed during tho year bolng $1,069,-
465,66. This work Included the com
pletion of four substations for dlstrl
button of current, stringing of thirty
miles of wire and laying about twenty
miles of conduit.
LOCAL OPTION RUN MAD.
The attitude of the "dry" leaders In
tho now Legislature Is a remarkable
From tholr program, eh already an
nounced, they want to make the State
prohibition territory from tho Wiscon
sin line to Cairo,
They will fall in tbo attempt.
Judgo Pincknoy of tho Juvonllo
Court has written a letter to Presl.
dent A. A. McCormlck of the county
board outlining his plans for organ-1
Pungent Paragraphs on Live Topics,
Comment on the Leading Men "of
Izing his probationary forces, tinder
a recent Supreme court decision, tho
aelectlon of the probation officers was
taken out of the hands of the county
civil service commission and placed
In the hands of the Circuit court,
The drje In the Legislature will
make a fight for a general local op
Express companies who havo been
robbing tho public for years have cut
their rates at last. Bully for the par
The ConradSelpp Brewing Company
has strengthened Its hold upon the
confidence and respect of the com
munlty. Mr. R. Jones Evans, the popu
lar manager of the company, has made
many friends for himself and custom
ers for the brewery by his straight
forward business methods.
James S. Hopkins has won the
highest respect of the bench and bar
In Cook county by his clean and up
Thirty-first warders' couldn't have
a better representative in the City
Council than A. H, Brown, the popular
and well-known nttorney.
Edward F. Dunne, Jr., has been ap
pointed master in chancery by Judge
Goodwin of tho Superior court. Mr.
Dunne has been a law partner of hla
father, the governor-elect, In the Arm
of Dunne, McKcever and Dunne.
Mayor Harrison appointed tho fol
lowing commltteo of citizens to aid
Chicago In getting financial assistance
from the legislature. Those appointed
Alfred L. Baker. Cltv Club: Fred.
crick Bode, Industrial Club; Frank M.
Bunch, Board of Trado; H. M. Byl
Icsby, Civic Federation; Clyde M.
Cam Commercial Club of Chtca-ro-
George E. Colo, Cltlzons' Association;
Howard Elting, Association of Com
merce; Leasing Rosenthal, Municipal
Voters Lcaguo; Charles H. Wacker,
Chicago Plan Commission; Albert H.
Wahl,. Cook County Real Estate
Board; Harry A. Wheeler, Chamber
Of Commerce IT. 8. A., and Edwnrrt
.Willoughby, Chicago Real Estate
The appointments were concurred
in by the council.
Judge Edward Osgood Brown's ap
pointment to the Federal bench would
pleaso the Democrats of Chicago,
Governor Deneen Is preparing the
longest message of hla administration
for presentation when the legislature
notifies him it la ready to receive It.
Plana for the double-deck baacule
bridge at Michigan avenue, over the
Chicago river, which la to be the con
necting link of tha north and aouth
side boulevard systems, Chicago, has
been received by the war department,
The plans await the signature of
Gen. W. H. Btxby, chief of engineers,
before they will be submitted to Sec-
rotary Stlmson for final approval. The
government will give Chicago until
1916 to complete the bridge, as at
present there Is no money available
for Its construction. Aa soon as the
Michigan avenue brldgo Is completed
the Rush-street confer pier structure
will bo razed. '
Illinois Is proud to claim Former
United States Senator Albert J. Hop
kins as one of her foremost mon.
Cook county never bad on abler or
more conscientious county Judge
than John E. Owens.
Richard E. Schmidt of Schmidt,
Garden & Martin, 104 South Michigan
avenue, was appointed county archi
tect in place of Paul Gerhardt by Pres
ident McCormlck of the county board.
The appointment was confirmed by
Prosldent of the Sanitary District
Thomas A. Smyth Is a public official
who Is at all times working In the in
terests of tho taxpayers.
Arthur W, Fulton, the popular law
yer and former alderman, Is talked
of by Progressives for Superior Court
Judgo, A better man could not be
Tho Chicago Public Library ranks
second amoug libraries of tho world
In books loaned for homo use, having
Jumped from sixth to second plaice
within threo years, according to tho
annual report of Librarian Henry E.
Leglor, Just made. Tho report signal
lzes tho fortieth anniversary of tho
founding of tho library.
Clayton E. Crafts would grace a
seat on tho Federal bench.
Walter E. Schmidt, tho popular bus
IneBs man and former County As
sessor, is strongly mentioned by lead
ing Republicans for City Treasurer.
Judgo Charles A. Williams Is mak
ing tho excellent record on tho Mu
nicipal Court bench that all his friends
predicted ho would make.
In tho financial world of Chicago
no man stands higher In tho estima
tion of his associates than Albert 0.
Tho Council Commltteo on Streets
and Alloys received representatives
of tho Association of Commorco, tho
Chicago Real Estate Board and the
Building Managers' Association, who
requested a hearing on an ordinance
abolishing sidewalk obstructions in
tho loop district. The hearing was
set for January 6.
Judgo John (R. Caverly Is making
a splendid record on the Municipal
Anson H. Brown, well known Chi
cago lawyer, has announced hla can
didacy for alderman in the Thirty-first
ward and has received the Indorse
ment of the Progressive Club. The
Thirty-first ward is good Progressive
territory, and Mr. Brown is gottlng
out among the voters and making a
personal canvass. Assurances 'of sup
port have been given him by some
of the most actlvo workers in the
ward. Mr. Brown was born In Charles
City, la., in 1869, and came to Chicago
in 1894. He went to work for the
Chicago City Railway Company in
1896, and worked in that capacity for
two years, leaving to take a position
Anson H Brown.
in the offices of tho International Har
vester Company. While employed by
the latter company he spent his apare
time and evenings studying law and
was admitted to tho bar. For the last
eighteen years Mr. Brown has lived
In the Thirty-first ward, his residence
being at 521 West 61st place. He
baa law offices at 9 South LaSallo
Mr. Brown la the type of man the
people need In tho City Council. Able,
energetic and wide awake, ho ia qual
ified in every way to servo them hon
estly and fearlessly. He has always
taken an active Interest In the wel
fare of the Thirty-first ward. He
started the agitation for sheltered ele
vated platforms and vestlbuled ele
vated trains and he deserves credit
for it. He will make a fine alder
man. Harry H. Lamport's many friends
are urging him to again mako tho raco
for alderman In tho Twenty-third
Ward. The great run he made before,
when he cut down a Republican plu
rality of 3,600 to a bare 600, makes his
candidacy a favorite one.
Frank L. Fowler, the well-known
attorney, who mado such a grand raco
for Congress in tho Tenth District, Is
bolng talked of by many Democrats
for Judgo of tho Superior Court bench.
Several of the Aldermen have ex
pressed wonderment that the big Tele
phone Trust, which Is fighting bo
hard to maintain high ratea, doea not
adopt the automatic ayatem which baa
lowered ratea and given satisfaction
Ono alderman asserts that it is poa
slble to supply local telephone service
in cities at ,two cents per call, plus
a rental charge ao low that every
household could have service.
This would help the eompany'a long
Over capitalization and antique
methods are what make telephone
service between cltlea far removed
ao high aa to be prohibitive.
Tho public la watching the tele
phone situation closely. It baa been
milked so long to keep up big divi
dends, that a reduction of ratea all
along the line Is demanded.
Telephone competition In Chicago is
needed and needed badly.
The people are sick and tired of be
ing forced to submit to Jbe demands
of the 'phone trusL They resent the
gall of the trust In wanting the city
to give It a monopoly and tbey are not
going to stand for any such action by
For years they have suffered pa
tiently the wrongs put upon them by
the 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 people of Chicago
have suffered for years, la telephone
Chicago demands 'phone competi
tion. M HilAFnlllH nlAnli la af,wl4 In A aim m m .1
Ing a referendum on tho transporta
tton questions of subway and mergers.
Aro tho people to bo sold out again
in tho matter of flxlne telentinnn
f rates? Tho situation at present looks
very runny. Export Bemls' report
was far from satisfactory to telephone
subscribers. It did not go far enough
In tho matter of rate reduction. But
tho trust possibly to throw dust In
tho eyes of tho public and of the nl
dormon, pretend to fight Bemls' re
port, One thing Is sure, the people
are aroused and the adoption of a
scheme favorable to the trust will
only fan the flames of indignation
now beginning to blate.
How tho people of Chicago do auf or
from that Boll phonel
The broken oar druma which so
many of ita patrona complain of aro
aa nothing compared to the lost tem
pera of usually good natured patrona,
who get wrong numbera and other
.Not to apeak of the broken reat of
people aroused from their beda by
these aame mistakes and who are ao
mad themselves that they fall to
grasp the predicament of the fellow
at the other end of the line who haa
paid a nickel In advance to havo
"wrong number" slammed into hla
Then tho tedious wait for the
Some times mlnutea elapse before
the operator finds her stick of gum
or geta ready to answer.
The Telephone 1'rust in order to
throw duat la tho eyee of the public
haa announced that It haa ait aside
tea million for pensions to tto em
ployee la all the compaalea that It
If the Telephone Trust can afford
to divide tea million of dollara ao
pensions to Ita employoa after paying
eight per cent dlvldenda to Ita stock
holdoro, than the city eounell ought
to bo convinced that It can otart a
big reduction la telephone ratea.
All of thooo mllliona come out of
the pocket of tho people and tho
vlctlma of a monopoly are not apt to
feel their burdena lightened by honied
talk about pensions for employes.
The people demand relief from the
They will keep on demanding re
lief until they get it
The head of the principal part of
the Chicago end of the trust is quoted
in a dally paper aa saying:
"The Ave Bell Telephone Com
panies, with headquarters in Chicago
the Chicago Telephone Company,
Central Union Telephone Company,
the Cleveland Telephone Company,
Michigan Stato Telephone Company
and Wisconsin Telephone Company
will adopt the pension, disability ben
efits and insurance plan in behalf of
"The approximate number of em
ployes In' tho five companies operat
ing in the flv atatea of Illinois, Wis
consin, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, is
The trust elaima to bare over 800,
000 customer in Chicago alon.
Why doesa't it do oomathing for
ita customer T
People will keep on asking why.
Tho people demand a referendum
vote on the question of telephone
Why don't the Phone lawyers in
tho City Council allow the Phone
Trust lawyers who appear of record
to do tbo talking for tho Trust? The
people sent them to the council to
represent the people, and not the
Let ua build up telephone competi
tion and smash the Trust
From the dust that the Telephone
Trust is trying to throw in the eye
of everybody Just now, it la evidently
detormlned to fight evory attempt to
lower high telephone rate.
This leaves the public with but one
Telephone competition must be
built up and encouraged.
The telephone trust want to add
to the high cost of living,
U wanta all nhnnna In Chleara
placed on the nlckol-In-advanco baal
and It haa tbo gall to aak tho Alder
men Ao aanctlon thla robbing.
Under tha proposed scheme, every
time a housewife ordered a pound of
butter by telephone she would have
to deposit a nickel before telephon
ing. But the telephone truat must havo
vlctlma, otherwlae it could not con
tinue to pay eight per cent per annum
In dlvldenda to Ita atockholdera.
The people of Chicago aro looked
upon by the truat aa eaay marka,
Telephone ratea aro entirely too
high la Chicago. Tho Aldormoa havo
a chance to lower them. Will they
Chicago needs a high water pressure
Olvo us tho Initiative and Roferon
dum and lower telephone rates.
Glvo tho people a referendum vote
on tho telephone rates.
Congressman Lyndon Evans would
make a worthy Federal Judgo.
In Albert G. Wheeler the financial
and business world of Chicago has for
a leader a man who enjoys tho highest
esteem of the people.
Albert J. Hopkins won tho everlast
ing friendship of tho peoplo of Illi
nois by his honest, clean and fearless
record in tho United States Senate.
Edward A. Dicker, former Munici
pal Judge, Is tho cholco of thousands
of Republicans to succeed Superior
Court Judge Ben M. Smith,
James S. Hopkins, tho well known
attornoy, would sorvo tho people well
on the bench,
In 1900 Chicago telephone aver
aged 18 call per day. They aow
average 6 call per day. Tho com
pany 1 consequently- getting more
money than ever for bad service.
When the Ben monopoly was work
ing overtime to get the city council
to knock out the lUlnola Tunaol Tele
phone Company' franchise Mayor
Harrison expressed himself as believ
ing that .hotter service could be ob
tained from a dual telephone oervlce
than from a staglo op. .
"In every Instance that I have been
personally iaforaed of," he said, "the
two systems hay been about a cheap
to the consumer as one. Competition
seems to produce batter service. I
really believe that better service caa
be expected from two companies than
John J. McLaughlin would make a
fine apeaker of the House. He is a
man of ability and force whose whole
public record has been ono of honesty
William D. Munball would prove a
winner aa the Democratic nominee for
Judge of the Superior Court next
""Tt OFFICES NEW CITY HALL.
Tenth floor. South end.
oard of Election Commissioner.
Third floor. South end.
Charles H. KeHerman.
Howard 8. Taylor.
.William H. Stuart, chief clerk.
Charles H. Mitchell, attorney,
oard of Examiner.
Motor vehicle operators, 10th floor.
Moving picture operators, 10th floor.
Plumbers, 10th floor. North end.
Stationary engineers, . 10th floor.
Board of Inspectors of public ve
hicles, 3d floor. North end.
oard of Local Improvamonta.
General offices, 2d floor. South end.
Public hearing rooms, 1st floor.
Law department, 2d floor. South
Sixth floor. South end.
Seventh floor. North end.
Fourth floor. North end.
Vault floor. North end.
Sixth floor. North end.
First floor. South end.
First floor. South end.
General office, 6th floor. North end.
Auditor, Eth floor. North end.
Paymaater, 6th floor. North end.
Real estate agent, Eth floor. North
Council chamber, 2d floor. North
General committee-rooms, 2d floor.
Commute on finance, 2d floor. North
end. ' .
Committee on local transportation.
Special park commission, 10th floor.
City Electrician, d
Sixth floor. Center. "f
Superintendent, 3d floor. North end.
Chief Janitor, 8d floor. North end.
Vault floor. South end.
Tenth floor. North end.
Second floor. Center.
Civil Service Commission.
General offices, 6th floor. South end.
Examlnlng-room, 10th floor. Center.
Bureau of Compensation.
Vault floor. South end.
Fifth floor. South end.
uroau of Engineering (City En
gineer). Fourth floor. North end.
Department of Electricity.
Sixth floor. Center.
Second floor. North end.
Fire marshal, 1st floor. North end.
Fire alarm telegraph, 6th floor. Cen
ter. Firemen's pension fund, secretary
of board of trustees (city clerk), 1st
floor. South end.
Bureau of Oas Inspection.
Vault floor. South end.
Inspector of Oils.
Tenth floor. South end.
Fourth floor. North end,
Department of Health.
Commissioner of health, 7th floor.
Bureau of food inspection, 7th floor.
Bureau of sanitary inspection, 7th
Bureau of contagious diseases, 7th
Bureau of vital statistics, 7th floor.
Department of Law.
Corporation counsel, 5th floor.
City attorney, 6th floor. North end.
Prosecuting attorney, 6th floor.
North end. -
Special assessment attorney, 2d
floor South end.'
Lo'cal Transportation Committee.
Third floor. North end.
Local Transportation (Traction Ex
pert). Third floor, North end,
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Fifth floor. Center.
Municipal Court Now City Hall.
Courtrooms, 8th, 9th and 11th floors.
MeetlnK hours for City Council com
mittees are as follows:
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AUSTIN J. DOYLE.
Oeneral Manager Chicago and Milwaukee Brewer' Association.
Monday Streets and alleya, 2
o'clock; buildings, 3:30 o'clock.
Tuesday Schools and police, 11
o'clock; harbors, wharves and bridges,
2 o'clock; local Industries, 2 o'clook.
Wednesday Special park commls
ston, 10:30 o'clock; health, I o'clock;
local transportation, 2 o'clock; track
elevation, 3:30 o'clock.
Thursday Gas, oil and electric
light, 2 o'clock; license, 3:30 o'clock;
water, 3:30 o'clock.
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Friday Compenaatloa, 11 o'cloch;
Judiciary, 2 o'clock; finance, s o'clock;
bathing beaches, 3:30 o'clock.
Chairman Block of the local tra
portatlon committee named tho fol
Street Car Service Complaint
Northwest Side Twigg, HyldahJ.
Clancy. North Side Capitals, Lipps.
Southwest Side Schults, Donaboe
Stewart South Side Fisher, Bergea,
Committee on WUmette Bxtensloa.
of the Northwestern Elevated Rail
roadBlock, Twigg, Bchults, Fisher,
Through Routes Block, Lipps
Committee to Keep la Touch With,
the Elevated Road' Vakiattea Cob
miaaloa Block, Meheit Utpe, Loag.
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