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W,ifi'$W!qWW ' pV-H-"!-''---' "t - '"'' " Mate Matter eteker II. ISM. at tee Pest " INDEPENDENT IN ALL THIN08, NEUTRAL IN NONE.' I vtvvA rWeWWr WVVVVa I la IVWi M fJBO rttn Aet ef Mere ara. ia7 OfflM at CMMwla, MhMta, aiNJar Aat af Marah 3r NHT TWEKTY-SECOND YBAB,NO. 48. CHICAGO, 8ATUKDA5T, SEPTEMBER 2, 1911. WHOLE NUMBER 1,112. yrwflwww t! , fa X'r. i J? STATE LEADERS A Big List of Candidates Are Already in the Field for the State Central Committeeships. The Campaign of 1912 Promises to Be One the Most Exciting in the History of Politics. of did not know how tho funds were procured for tho bribery." This report was signed by William Kent, formerly a well known alder man, and reformer of Chicago and six other members of tho committee ap pointed by tho mayor of San Francis co, Oct. 12, 1908. Aldermen who respect tholr con stituents should have that City For ester ordlnnnco nmended so as to per mit property owners to trim their own trees without paying tho City Forester a feo for permission to do a. All Factions of All Parties Are Already Getting Their Artillery Ready for the Battle Which Is Not Far Off. Upon the Selection of State Central-Leaders Will Depend in a Great Measure the Choice for Governor and President. Following are the names of the men talked of for the State Central Committeeships of the various par tlea In every district In the state: 1 C. Dewey, 8206 Lake Park av Rep. E. C. Wentwortb, 2041 In diana - av. Rep. Edw. Q. Stanton, 2704 Cal umet av Dem Robert Redfleld, 8022 Mich igan av Dem. Charles W. Kuen, 3101 State at Soc. 8. B. Llngle,. 3144 Vernon av Pro. Geo. C. Pendoll, 2124 Michi gan av Pro. 2Roy O. West, 5033 Woodlawn av Rep. James J. Kelly, 4310 Vln cennes av Dem. Amos C. Hall, 7C20 Ellis av..Dem. Morris Wilson, 1033 E. 75th st Dem. Wm. F. Mulvlhlll. 7024 Cal umet av , Pro. Nets Anderson, 11040 Yale av Soc. 3C. W. Vail, 7159 Norman blvd Rep. Henry P. Bergen, 5736 8. Marshfleld av Dem. Emily M. Hill, 5939 Went- worth av Pro. Paul H. Clanaban, 6424 Eg- gloston av Pro. 4 Thomas J. Healy, 4021 Em erald av Rep Thomas F. Aylard, 1159 47th st Dem. Victor E. Brown, 2351 S. Oakley av Dem. Ellas 8. Lloyd, 3024 Lloyd av. Pro. Albert J. 'lerwoll, 3452 W. 23d st Pro. 5 J. B. Bldwlll, Sr., 1113 S. Ashland av Rep. Anthony Mtchalek, 16 2 6 Washburn av Rep. J. Hermanek, 2122 S. Ash land av. ' Dem. Frank Venecek, 1726 W. 19th st Dem. 6 Homer K. Qalpln, 1920 Mon roe .'.Rep. James E. Evans, 740 S. Campboll nv Rep. S. D. arlllln, 2935 W. Adams st Dem, James T. Dwyor, 1216 S. Avers av Dem. Thos. Fitzgerald, 3920 AV. Congress st Dem. F. W. Ellsworth, River For est Pro. John McdM Soo. ff Joseph A. Painter, 3323 Wal nut Rep. T. J, Crowe, 2448 N. Spauld ins av Dem. J, O. JacobBon, 1044 N. Clare mont av ,..,Dem. A. W. Fairbanks, 1821 W. Lake st Pro. W. D. Rose, 1713 Humboldt st Pro. D. Donahoo, 3920 W, Con gress st ....Soo. -8 Jacob H. Marks, 720 N. May 1 st Rep. R. J. McQrath, 648 N. Car center et. ....Dem. M. C. Conlon, 1118 Monroe at ,...". Dem. John S. Hanson, 1305 Grand av. , ,.Soc, -9 Fred A. Busse, 1441 Sedg wick Rep. John McGlllen, 2136 Cleve land av Dem. H. J. Bauler, 1507 Cleve land av Dem. William F. Shaw, 1044 George at .' Pro. Leo J. Jeanmeme, 233 Hur on st Pro. Fred H. Krabl, 11 W. Erie st . Soc. 10 Georo W. Paulln, Evans ton Rep. T. J. Kelsey, 3814 N. Marsh fleld av Rep. John B. Fergers, 1549 Sher idan rd. Rep. C. A. Williams, 3516 Janssen nv Dem. W. H. Ehemann, 3042 South port av Dom. John Hadorloln, 1901 Wel lington st Dem. Charles R. Jones, E vans ton.. Pro. G. R. Shlrloy r..Pro. Richard Ogo, 2945 N. Robey st Soc. 11 Joseph Rlehemann, Elgin... Rep. Joseph H. Patterson, Maren go Rep. John A. Logan, Elgin Dem. Alonzo E. Wilson, Wheaton..Pro. uuy Underwood, Aurora Soc. 12 Charlos E. Hook, Ottawa.... Rep. James G. Doyle, LaSalle...Dem. Fred Leroy (vice Doyle) Streator Dem, Frank K. Hook, Orand Ridge Pro. 13 James R.. Crowley, Freoport..Rep. Delos W. Baxter, Rochello. .Rep. W. Scott Cowen, Shannon'. .Rep. William Hogan, Lanark. .. .Dem. F. D. Lahman, Franklin Grove Pro. Leroy Lattlg, Freoport Soc. 14W. A. RoBonfleld. Rock (Continued on Page 4.) bribery and other offenses against the state," made by a committee appoint ed by the mayor of that city and pub lished by order ot the board of su pervisors, city and county of San tTanctsco, January 6, 1910: "The Pacific Telephone '.and Tele graph Company bribed the Supervis ors to prevent the Home Telephone It Is understood that tho tolcphone deal has all been fixed up in the City Council. Somo aldermon not In the secret will bo surprised to hear this. The battto for political supremacy In 1912 has commenced. When It Is ended there will be some changes on the map. Political leaders who are never in their offices except to door mat thieves, can expect very little help when they want assistance. The peo ple are not fools. Tho pcoplo have been robbed by tho electric gnmo long enough. If electricity is life tho people of Chicago cannot see It that way. What fees have been collected from tho telephone company for permits to cut trees? Ask your alderman how the tele phone Company treated him. Senator Shelby M. Cullom paid a visit to Chicago oa Tuesday. The venerable Senator was unwill ing to discuss politics and said he is not yet ready to announce whether he will be a candidate- to succeed him self at the expiration ot his term In 1912. "It Is too early to talk about that," he said. "I am goitfg on to Spring field, where I shall spend two or three weeks at the New. Lpjand Hotel. I 'PHONE SLAVERY The People of Chicago Pray for De liverance from the Grasp of the Awful Bell Monopoly. Chicagoans Forced to Pile Up the Profits of Three Different Corporations and Thus Boost Stock Dividends. The Bell Monopoly Owns the Local Telephone Company and the Western Electrical Company and Makes One of Them Patronize the 'Other. As the Bell Company Wants a Big Profit Itself It Is Easy to See Why Telephone Bates Are to Be Baised. The sheet anchor ot the Telephone Monopoly In Chicago is said to be the Department of Electricity of the City of Chicago. This Is believed by some to be the rottenest department in the city government and to exist mainly for the benefit ot electrical monopo lies and dealers In electrical machin ery and appliances. A glance at the Chicago people will hold their al dermen responsible for tolophone extortions. The tolcphono company has won Its point, It Is said. Did It cost as much here as It did in San Francisco? Qlve us tho one cent tolophone. Tho dally newspapers used to soil for Ave cents each. That is, tho Tribune and -Inter-Ocean and Journal did. nut the Daily News didn't. Did It "con fiscate" their property to cut the price to a cent? Oh, no. They nro richer than ever. Give us the one cent phono. ' How many aldermen are "Axed" on this telephone robbory? 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Tho annual report of the Chicago Department ot Electricity shows that the total number of public street lamps in service on December 31st, 1910, was 37,994. Of these, 12,366 were municipal electric-arc lamps, 893 rented arc lamps, 11,990 gns-mnn- tie lamps, 6,426 gas flat-ftamo lamps and 7,319 gasollno lamps. The cost of rented arc lamps Is $75' a year, municipal arc lamps 101.95 a year, mnntlo gas lamps $18.91, open-flame gas lamps $15.41, and gasollno lamps $26.40. W ROY O. WE8T Chairman Republican State Central Committee. $ From a learned "Expert's" reports to tho City Council we learn that: Telephone ratal should be raised because the Dell Telephone Company owns tho local tolcphono company. Because the Western Electrical Company Is also owned by the Bell Telopbono Company. Because the local telophone com pany Is obliged to buy all of Its equip ment and necessaries from the West ern Electrical Company. Bocauso neither the Western Elec trical Company or the local telephone company would have big enough prof its to suit the Bell Telephone, which owns them, If Chicago people were not pressed for a little more coin and their telephone ratea raised. Because the local telephone com pany has Increased Its capital stock from the original $500,000 to $27,000, 000 and $5,000,000 more In bonds. Because tho stockholders would not get big enough dividends on this lm menso stock Iseuo If tho people of Chi cago were not squeezed. Therefore tho tolcphono company has tho nervo to ask tho City Council to ralso tho rates on tho pcoplo of Chicago. The peoplo of Chicago nro to bo used as sorts by tho tolcphono monoply and the last drop Is to bo squeezed out ot them. In the raeantlmo It would bo well for tho nldorracn to lnqulro Into tho al leged relations, In tho past, ot certain city officials with tho abovo oloctrlcnl company, tho twin of tho local tolc phono company, both bolng owned by tho Bell monopoly, Tho tolophono gang want tho coun cil to ralso tho rates on all phonos. To abolish all flat phones and mako everybody takes measured sorvtco. To put a nickel In ovory phono be- toro connection Is nindo. FIro Marshal Soyforllch asserted that as practically one-half ot tho flro and pollco alarms are received by tele phone, ho did not favor tho genoral Installation of tho "pay-ln-advanco" typo ot tolophone instrument now be ing placad in various parts ot tho city by tho tolophono company. pages 49 and 60, that the Bell Tele phone monopoly that reaches all over the country, owns a controlling Inter est In the local telephone compear an the Western Electrical Company. "Tae latter la purely a manufacturing com pany," saya the report, "engaged In the manufacture ot Bell telephone ap paratus and euppltes." In 1904 a con tract was entered Into between the local telephone company and the elec trical company, both ot them owned by the Bell monopoly, whereby the local company agreed to purchase all of Its supplies from tho electric com pany. Under the terms ot this con tract tho electrical company agrees to deliver to tho telephone company nil telophone appliances manufactured un der tho llconso ot the Bell Telephone . Company. Tho local telephono com pany, on tho other hand, agrees to pur chase all Its supplies from the elec trical company. Hero wo havo a fine sample ot bow tho parent monopoly makes the sub sidiary monopolies pile up profits for each other and the publlo paya the freight. On page 52 of tho report ot thle "Expert" to the City Council we tin the statement made that the Bell mon opoly charges a rental of 62 cent per station for each set of Instrument usod. This would amount to $lSS,S6t yearly, but the expert discovered that the local company really paid tha parent company $355,711 last yoar. About this enormous overcharge tae "expert" naively says on page 52 of tho report now In the hands of the Council committee: "In Justification of tho payment ot tho difference be tween thoeo amounts, or $222,411, the Chicago company receives cortsin Borvlccs from tho parent company which it Is claimed aro worth the amount paid. Thcso services consist of technical advice and counsel and tho use of ap paratus patented by tho parent com pany. What do you think of that? And then tho nldormon aro asked to ralso tho rates on tho pcoplo to help tho local company out. Any alderman who votes to raise ratos should bo outlawed, Hates aro twlco as much as thoy ought to bo at tho prosent tlmo. They should bo reduced, We take the following from page 24 of the "Report on the Causes of Municipal Corruption in San Fran cisco as disclosed by the investiga tions ot the Oliver grand Jury and the I prosecution of certain persons for Company or any other organization from obtaining a telephono franchise In San Francisco. No attack ot any kind on tho Paclflo Telephono and Telegraph Company was threatened by the Supervisors, and the sole pur pose of the crime was to maintain a profit which might be cut by tho competition of business rivals. The Supervisors were paid In all over $50,000. The managing committee of the board ot directors ot the company wore before the Orand Jury that they will, no doubt, seo several ot my friends and talk over the political sit uation. "Wo aro all glad Congress has ad journed. It has been a most tiresome session. I knew it would be and urged President Taft not to call It. Tho President seemed to think ho must do it, however. He said wo would pass the reciprocity bljl and the wool bill, and then go borne. You seo the re sult. We have been wrangling down there for three hot, weary months," last annual report ot this dopartment cnlls attention to tho enormous amount ot tho taxpayors monoy ox pondod annually upon streot uic lamps. Who gots the profits? Tho city pays $61.95 per year for each one of its eloctrio aro lamps, while gas lamps with Welsbach man tles on them only cost $18.91 per year. Who gots tho benefit ot this enor mous extravagance for electric lamps Tho telephone monopoly obliges the users ot nickel phones to guarantee 5 cents per day, It tho monthly deposit of nickels falls short ot tho guarantee tho company makes tho phone renter pay the difference, it there should happen to bo an excess ot nickels the company gobbles them all. The phono renter gets no credit for that excess. That's the logic ot the monopoly, All telephono ratos aro now subject to revision ovory five yeara. Tho tolophono company wants tho city to ralso ratos and abolish tho pro vision In tho ordlnnnco calling tor re vision every flvo years. Thoy want to ltcop tho peoplo where thoy havo thorn so that thoy can't get away. Tho "oxport" on pages 105 and 106 of his report apparently fools much sympathy tor tho company on this sub jest. Will tho nldormon show any sym pathy for tho people? From tho learned telephone expert whoso report was submitted to the City Counoll In May, 1911, we learn on Tho telopbono company wants tho publlo to pay high rates because of tho Improvements It has put In tho service It this kind ot reasoning holds good, thon Marshall Field & Co. and Tho Fair should charge blghor prices for the goods because ot the fine buildings and other Improvements they have paid for. And on the same like ot argument the Northwestern !&& iftMSSfri (iW Mi &&fttt.Mfe. (A'Ur. 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