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DeaevM. The Chicago Eagle numbers among 1U subscribers the most Influential, most prosperous and most respected men In Chicago. It reaches nearly every man of standing in the community and all men who are molders of public opin ion or directors ot public affairs. It Is the guide, mentor and friend of very political leader of every shade of opinion. It is read by Government, State, County and City Officials. It is read by a big percentage ot the legal fraternity, Including bench and bar. It la the favorite of Chicago's lead ing business men. It reaches all classes in their homes. It Is read by the Fire Department It Is read by the Police Department. It Is In every public office and every public library. It Is a paper that Is read by people of standing and influence. Alderman Dlgfuss' pet, tho City Forester, never commenced any pro secutions against pcoplo who nailed campaign posters on street trees. Dut If somo poor property owner dared to trim a tree in front of bis little home, planted by hlmBelf, without paying for a city permit, ho would be fined 50 without delay. Tho candidates whom fortuno fav ored last Tuesday aro now looking forward to a certain day next Novem ber. A walkaway for Dunuo is putting it mildly. His opponents just stood still. Joseph F. Connery won tho record ..ershlp nomination with ease. Now that tho aldermanlc and big primary campaigns are over, Alder man BlgiusB is howling about the nailing ot campaign posters to trees. What was the high salaried "City Forester" who Is a pet ot Alderman Big-fuss doing all tho time? Why didn't he stop the practice betoro it was too late? Why didn't ho earn bis big salary that poor taxpayers are putting up for? The Blgfuss Small Parle Commission had Its usual scan dal reporting meeting. This time no clerk waa reported to bo short in his accounts. Alderman Blgfuss raised the roof about tho police neglecting their duty In permitting trees to bo used for campaign posters. He did not blame his pet, tho City Forester, whose duty should be to attend to tho matter. Alderman Blgfuss, chair man of the commission, ordered drawn up a notice, giving the commission's views. This notice will bo sent to tho police department In tho bopo that tho pollco will succeed in stop ping tho practice. "It Is ridiculous," said Alderman Blgfuss, "to nail these' campaign posters on trees, as is done In many parts of tho city." "Tho public may not know it," said Mr. Rosenblatt, "but It eventually kills tho trees." Tho commission passed to Mayor Harrison the responsibility of decid ing whether or not tho alleged su perintendent of small parks, who is uwler charges of gross neglect of duty, should bo suspended. Alder man Blgfuss urged that as tho plant ing season was near at hand and no ono acquainted with the work could bo obtained he ought to be retained pending a hearing. John K. PrlndlvlUe'a magnificent run for Municipal Judgo was a source of pleasuro to every ono ot bis friends. James J. Townsond's big vote for State Central Committeeman In the Ninth District was a fitting testi monial to his popularity with the peo ple. Carl T. Murray won a eplondld vic tory In the Sixth District. Ho ro celvod tho Republican nomination for WILLIAM E. Republican Candidate for Congress by n bg vote. Alderman Murray's fine council record mndo his candidacy a strong ono from the start. Congressman Lynden Evans' vic tory in the Ninth District was one of the most popular of tho day. Ills splendid record at Washington en titled htm to it. The Democrats nrc proud of him. Charles W. Vail had no trouble In winning out for renomlnatlon as Clerk of the Superior Court. Ho is deservedly popular among .the Hcpub llcan rank and file. Ab was expected. Benjamin M. Mitchell wats renominated to the Legislature In tho Twenty-first Dis trict by a big vote. Tho result was never In doubt. Tho nomination ot John C. Cannon for Recorder by tho Republican voters Inst Tuesday wub well de served. Ills victory was ti popular one. Tho Republican voters ot the Nine teenth District did themselves proud In renominating Joseph C. Blaha to tho Legislature. Ho has mado a grand record down at Springfield and his second term will bo better than his first. Harry L. Shaver won out In grand stylo for the Legislature In tho Thirty-first District. His fine record dur ing his first term won for him the support of tho Republican voters throughout tho district. Hugh J. Kearna made tho grand run for Municipal Judge that every ono of his big army of friends pre dicted bo would. The friends of Spencer Ward aro proud ot tho splendid race ho made for Chief Justlco ot tho Municipal Court. County Assessor Walter E. Schmidt's easy victory for renomlna tlon was ono ot tho most popular ones of tho day. Ho has won a big army of friends nnd admlrors by his clean and .able record. Charles Krutchoff was nominated for County Assessor by a big vote. He has a good record to his credit and Is qualified in every way for the position bo aspires to. John J. McLaughlin bad an easy time ot It In the Nineteenth District, Just as ho always does. The people ot the district know ot bis good work in tho Legislature and they aro with blm at all times. Clayton E. Crafts stands foremost among Chicago's leading lawyers and public-spirited citizens. Matthew Mills won a splendid tri umph in the Republican race for Board of Review. Ho is tho typo of man needed In pub'le offlco. Coroner Peter M. Hoffman had a walkaway for renomlnatlon. This was a foregono conclusion. Adolph Bergman was renominated for Sanitary Trusteo by a handsomo vote. His flno record mado his vic tory certain. As President of tho Sanitary Dis trict, Thomas A. Smyth is making tho honest, clean nnd fearless record that everyone of his big army of friends know he would make. Judgo Edward Osgood Brown's record on tho bench shows blm to bo at all times an honest, ablo and con scientious jurist. Judgo Georgo Kersten deserves tho popularity ho enjoys In Chicago both as a judgo and as a cltizon. Andrew J. Ryan, the well known lawyer and former City Attorney, is a man whom Chicago is proud at all times to claim as ono ot her leading lawyers and public spirited citizens. As a lawyer and a cltizon, James S. Hopkins Is liked and respected by all who know him. John J. Brndloy dono splendid work I on behalf ot Judgo Dunne. Ho was MA80N. Congressman-at-Large. n tireless worker all through tho cam paign. Mr. Bradley is one of tho most popular Dcmocratls in Chicago and will bo the logical candidate for city treasurer next spring. Albert J. Hopkins Is talked of by thousands of Republicans for vice president. No mnn in Illinois stands higher In tho estimation of tho peo ple than Senator Hopkins. His hon est, clean and fearless record In the United States senate and in tho house of representatives is well known to everybody. ' Cbnrlcs C. Uroyer, tho well known plumber and West Sldo Democrat, enjoys n well earned popularity throughout Chicago. Judge Kickham Scanlhn has gained by nblo and brilliant record on the bench tho admiration and confidence ot tho peoplo ot Cook county. And now for tho big conventions. A harder working or moro con scientious man never sat , on the bench In Cook county tban County Judgo John E. Owens. Maurlco T. Moloney, tho well known Ottawa banker and former Attornoy General ot Illinois, stands foremost among tho leading Demo crats in the state today. Henry L. Hertz, tho popular former Collector of Internal Revenuo and now president of the United States Audit company, enjoys a widespread popularity all over Chicago, which' he has earned by his clean and honorable record as a public official, a business man and a citizen. Judgo John R. "Cavcfly Is making a grand record on tho Municipal Court bencb. He is a painstaking and hard working Judge. No leader in tho financial or busi ness world of Chicago stands higher in tho estimation of tho peoplo tban Albert 0. Wheelor. William Schumacher, tho Chicago manager for tho well known Importer of beers, Rudolph Oelsner, enjoys a widespread popularity among Chica go's leading business men and polit ical leaders. Spencer Wurd won out with caso in the Democratic race for Chief Jus tice ot the Municipal Court. Arthur W. Fulton won a great vic tory in tho Sixth District. With no organization behind him he made a personal campaign and was landed a winner in the race for tho Republican nomination for Congress. Tbo popu lar former alderman can well feel proud. Robert E. Wilson had no trouble in receiving tho highest vote cast for the Democratic nomination for Repre sentative in tho Sixth District. Captain James H. Farroll was ono of the winners of tho day, being nom inated for tho Legislature in tho Twenty-ninth District. Alderman Henry D. Capltaln had no troublo in being elected to Republican Stato Central Committeeman from tho Tenth District. Tho tick tick phones must go. Let the government get after the butter and egg board. Peoplo who have been helping the telophono company to pay eight per cont stock dividends and to erect twenty story buildings want telephone rates reduced. It Is about tlmo that the stato of Illinois came to the roscuo ot the people and passed a law prohibiting tho misuse ot the name bank. As matters stand at present, any one with money enough to hire and equip a storo can paint tho name bank on tho front windows and so licit and rocelvo deposits without let or hindrance. Every year hundreds ot peoplo lose their savings through the failure or collapso of ono or more ot theso wildcat institutions. Legitimate banks which aro in themselves a guarantee of security, hre passed by by thousands of sim ple and gullible people who are charmed by tho advertisements and cunning nllurements of men who never did nny legitimate banking and who never Intended to do nny. The Chicago Eagle has often re ferred to this matter before and It again urges upon tho legislature and upon men who are seeking seats in tho general assembly, the necessity for passing a law protecting legiti mate banks and prohibiting illegiti mate ones. Are aldermen elected by tho people of Chicago to look after their interests going to help the Telephone Trust, when tho whole country is moving against it? It is said that tho United States Government is after this great mon opoly and that it has secured evidence upon which to baso a strong prose cution. While tho number of telephone ex changes in tho United States, accord ing to tho Dally Nows Almanac for 1912, pogo 180, only Increased from 2,320 in 1000 to 4,908 in 1910, the com bined capital stock Increased from 125,880,300 to $250,476,300, and tho dividends from $3,382,945 to $17, 030,270. s Tho capital stock Increased almost ten-fold and the dividends five-fold. and yet aldormen nro requested to raise rates and Impose other burdens on the peoplo to help tho poor, down trodden monopoly. The following from the Chicago Ex aminer of January 9, 1912, explains ltelf:i "Ten thousand requests for a gov ernment Investigation of tho Bell Tele phone Company, tho result of a cam paign instituted by John H. Wright, president of the Home Telophono Company of Jamestown, N. Y., has re sulted In a mammoth fedoral Investi gation ot tho company which reaches from coast to coast, and from tho Gulf of Mexico to tho Canadian border. This bocamo known yesterday follow ing the completion of tho Investiga tion of tho Chicago end of tho system. "Government operatives have been conducting an investigation ot the violations of the Sherman antitrust law from a suite in the Majestic Hotel. "The requests which have been re ceived by tho Attorney Genoral have contained abundance of evidence, and the secret service men have been scattered hero and there throughout the country to confirm evidence pre sented to the officials, "The Investigation not only entails the working of the Bell Telephone system, but tho banking houses of J. P. Morgan ft Co. ot New York and R. L. Day ft Co. "It Is charged in some ot the com plaints that It is the object of the Bell Telephone Company to restrain trade and stifle competition by the wreck ing of independent telephone com panies all over the United States. "Efforts have been made, according to charges contained in some of the complaints, to effect a consolidation between tho Bell Telephone Company and tho greater portion of the 21,000 independent tolephone companies, which would enable tho new organiza tion to wlpo out those which would not enter into tho arrangement. "Wright, who is assisting tho gov ernment, told ot the progress made and the conditions that exist " 'I instituted this fight for tho pro tection of myself and other small tele phono stockholders,' ho eald. 'When tho Bell Telophono Company started to stlflo the competition which we were beginning to make In small towns, and whon a proposition was mado to morgo all of tho companies, and organize a now company, with a provision to water It to tho extent ot $300,000,000 to make up tho loss ex perienced from tho establishment ot Independent companies, tho campaign for a government Investigation was begun. '"I nover expected to go into the telophono business when I installed my llttlo line, but other persons In the town who did not feel like paying the exorbitant prices of tho Bell Tele phone Company, asked mo to assist them in the establishment ot a local tolephone company, Gradually we made connections with Buffalo, then Cleveland, then Detroit; other connec tions were mado with Pittsburgh and Meadvllle, Pa. " 'But the Bell Telephone Company was not satisfied to allow tho smaller companies to exist. It purchased the independent company at Cloveland, cut It off from tho other companies, refused to accept long distance calls, for Sanitary Trustee. ir and thus stifled the competition along that line. " 'This Is only an example ot It. I hae a wire hero from R. L. Lane, at Helena, Mont, who reports that at Tacoma, Wash., the Bell Company pur chased the plant there and not only refused to handle long-distance calls, but In less than twenty-four hours after tho purchase It refused to accept local calls and dismantled tho plant. '"From North Carolina, Missouri, Kansas and other points como the same kind of reports, and It Is these reports that wo aro investigating. " 'In October a meeting was called by Henry P. Davison, ropresfhtlng J, P. Morgan & Co. which Is tho hold ing company ot tho Bell Telephone Company and which now has on hand a number of Independent telepbono companies' stocks It does not know what to do with at tho Blackstone Hotel, at which a numbor of Inde pendent telephone companies' repre sentatives wero asked to attend. Llttlo progress was mado at this meeting and a later meeting was held in New York. At this meeting the proposi tion of consolidating all of tho Inde pendent telophono companies was made,' "Along this lino of operation pur chases have been mado at Kansas City, Mo.; Detroit, Mich.; Indianapolis, Ind.; the Gary properties, controlled by Theodore Gary; In Kansas and Missouri, Macon, Mo., and Lincoln, Neb., according to Wright, "Places whero tho Investigation la to be mado within tho next fow days aro St. Louis and various points In Missouri and Kansas, whero tho Gary properties aro located." The Chicago Telophono company Is losing so 'much money that It is put ting up a twenty story offlco building at tho cost of a few million. The people pay tho freight. Edward F. Dunne has the support of the Democratic rank and file for governor. James S. Hopkins, the popular at torney and master in chancery, would serve the peoplo well on the bencb. Judge John R. Caverly is one ot the most painstaking men on the beach. Chicago needs more like him in the Municipal Court Albert J. Hopkins stands foremost among the Republican leaders of Illi nois. His long and brilliant record is known to all. ' All factions In the Democratic party are uniting on Judge Dunne's candi dacy for governor. Judge John E. Owens is an honest, conscientious and hardworking judge. Dunne for governor sounds good to the Democratlo rank and file. Judge Edward Osgood Brown de serves the widespread popularity he enjoys throughout Chicago and Cook County. Judgo John R. Caverly dally con tinues to serve the people In an able, conscientious and fair-minded mauner. Everyone of the big army ot friends of John E. Owens are proud of the fine record be is making as County Judgo. James S. Hopkufs stands foremost among Chicago's ablost and most suc cessful lawyers and citizens. In the financial and business world of Chicago no leader is more highly re spected than Albert G. Wheeler. Dunne for governor is the victorious battle cry ot the Democrats through out Illinois. Judgo John R, Caverly is one of the best Judges on the bench. His record Is a credit to himself and to the peo ple of Chicago. Charles Krutckoff has made a splen did record as Chief Clerk of tbo Coun ty Board of Assessors and he would make a good member ot the board. As one ot Chicago's leading finan ciers and business men, Albert G. Wheeler justly deserves the high . i'r.vW,)l'i - WALTER C. Republican Candidate place he holds In the estimation of the people. This Is a good year to Infuse new blood Into tho Municipal Court. Albert J. Hopkins 'long and honor able record as a public official and as a lawyer has earned for him the admi ration and confidence of all Illlnolsans. Androw J. Ryan, the well-known lawyer and former city attorney, LYNDEN Democratlo Nominee for stands high In the estimation of 'all Chlcagoans both as a lawyer and as a citizen. James S. Hopkins, the popular attor ney and master in chancery, would make a splendid Judge. The phone company talks as If the city was its private property. James S. Hopkins has earned by his fine record as a lawyer and a citizen BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBJBJBJBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBW bibbbRSbL BBSBBBBBBBBBBBBBDCi-r. 'r,u.VffiBgSgSK BLLLLKK'-ffiffi!BBBB bHE9K'HBbBBB BLBBBBBBBLH V BVBPMBBM BBBBT?Jr7Wtfr.iBBV WVLbbbbW. bbbLbbbbbbbVa tflj mWjLmmm & . ' . M ,f ' jt4jflKUk- '''& '4' giP' iiiiii " A" y -' ''-f '&' SgBgBgigHK: tfmmAl ff 6 jf BBBHKnv W.Xv TiAs- tv Wi BBBWVXV' i W? r"- V sit. fit.! 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Hopkins, the popular for mer United States Senator, will take EVANS, Congress, Ninth District a foremost part in tho big campaign this year. , Col. James Hamilton Lewis' baa tae support of every good Democrat la his campaign for United States Bona tor. Most of the Municipal Judges who seek re-election this year should be retired to private life. The telephone trust must ge. V JO . N w 3 ,'