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&&t 'Entered at Sscond CUis MstUr Oetebar 11. 1H9, at tha Poit Office at Chicago. Illlneit, undar Act of March 3rd. 1879. INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINOS, NEUTRAL IN NONE. Kntartd aa Sacond data Matttr Oetebar 11. ISM, at tha Post omea at Chicago, Illinois, undar Act of March 3rd, 179, THIRD NO. 45. GMKU.GO, BATUBJXAY. AUGUST 10, 112. ftWISE WHOM NTTMBMB 1,100. "JPJjJr , t- " .; .,- ?'' v'ynvv 3?dBHiBl CWciiOH&rlaolc WILSON THROWN Underhanded Methods May Make Him Bun Third in the Great State of Illinois Next November. Man With a Shady Record, Whom No One Can Vote For, Placed on the Elect- . oral Ticket. One Scalawag With an Awful Reputation Is Already Making Money Out of the Fact of His Nomination While this Same Wilson of Governor Deneen, Governor Wilson baa beon sold out In Illinois in about as contemptible a manner as was ever ,dovlsed by a band of crooks. Although the electoral ticket has some respectable persons on It, It Is In the main composed of as measly a lot of cheap politicians whose names' ever Invited a voter to a feeling of disgust. If tho voters of Illinois cast their ballots for Governor Wilson direct, Ills flno character and noble record would give him an immense vote. But the people do not vote directly for President. They choose electors, who In turn, choose n President. Near tho head of tho Democratic list 1b a person whom a detective de scribed as "one of tho cheapest and most contemptible criminals now at large In Cook County." The person thus described, since his nomination for elector, is alleged to have been soliciting business on the ground of the great influence ho will exert with the President-elect, when . Gov. Wilson Is chosen. This delectable character, accord ing to common report, was long friend ly with the Gray-Derg-Burns gang of crooks and high binders. This gang used to go around with forged credentials claiming to repre sent the Federation of Labor Just be , fore Labor Day, and get large checks from different Arms under false pre ' tenses. The Chicago Eaglo has some can- celled checks paid to these fellows as proof of what it says. This gang operating for this dis tinguished Wilson elector did, much work for their employer by represent Mng themselves as agent for the '"of ficial mouthpiece" of the city adminis tration. ' Under this false pretense they "touched" contractors and people do ing business with the city for largo amounts. The Eagle has affidavits or state ments to the point from forty-four men gathered at different times to prove this. They held upi loop hotels, crooked aaloons and various other places of more or less dark reputation. , One of their favorite schemes, Re cording to reports on file, was to go' to people who bad business with tne city and claim thut an Influential al derman was interested In the Wilson elector's business and that for a stat-. ed consideration they would see that everything was "fixed." Among the men whom they approached In this manner, was the agent of a smoke preventing device. To him they stated that the present Wilson elector, backed by a "prominent alderman, who was Interested," etc., would, for 1200 (Invested In the Wilson elector's little scheme), see that the smoke preventing device was adopted by the city. The "Interested alderman" scheme and city stationery helped out great ly at times. Now there is something 11BW This Wilson elector has a relative who Is a state legislator. Since the latter has been made a legislator it is said that enough evi dence has been collected to unseat him and to put some of bis friends in Umbo. The way the relative legis lator has been dragged Into it Is very simple. He is a member of the "pub Ho utilities" committee and of several Elector Is Openly Favoring the Re-election the Republican Candidate for Re-election. other committees of more or. less im portance to corporations. An ex- member of the Legislature, who was a famous Jackpotter In tho nineties and who told several people that he got only $750 from the "Jackpot" In 1805, and whose record as a toucher Is now before us, 'is an agent for this, notorious Wilson elector. This ex-leg-ixlator and "Jackpotter" of shady memory Is said to have called upon several railroad presidents, telephone officials and others, and explained the great desirability of thelr'dolng some thing for the doctor's business in question, as "it would please tho hon orable legislator and gain his good will, don't you know.,' In somo cases tho "toucher" has been very successful, It Is said, but in others the gamo has not worked. Several men who are opposed to graft In politics havo signified their willingness to go beforo an Investigat ing committee on this subject at any time. Tho thing has been too awfully raw to pass unnoticed. This legislator's "Influence" gag wort $900 from the state administra tion for the Wilson elector last fall. As a result the Wilson elector Is now supporting Deneen against Dunne for Governor. What a spectacle! Here is a man who expects decent Democrats to vote for him for elector, and through him for Wilson, opposing the regular Democratic candidate for Governor, Hon. Edward F. Dunne. The culprit whom the cap fits will now squeal loudly and the voter can easily learn who he It and see the galled Jade wince. The conspiracy to down Judge t Dunne In Illinois will not succeed. Hear the crooked Wilson electors squeak You do not have to name them. They do that themselves, by showing bow badly they are hurt. Maclay Hoyne will make a splendid State's Attorney. He Is against the criminal rich. He Is honest and ag gressive. His chances 'are good and the days of the gang are numbered. The State Legislature, It is said, will have quite an Indirect bribery inquiry of itsown on hand next win ter. Several prominent railroads and other corporations are said to have willing witnesses to take the stand. They, like the people of Illinois, are tired of being "touched" for ttoe al leged "Influence" of a state legislator. It Is said that Irwin R. Hazen has the nerve to aspire to a position on the bench. Have you been "touched" by any Democratic candidate for Presidential elector yet? We understand that one of these nominees has been making hay out of his nomination for the Job. Maclay Hoyne will drive the polit ical grafters to the wall. Isn't It funny that none of the smart Alecks who get up celebrations In order that their names would appear In print, never thought of the fact that this year Is Chicago's diamond Jubilee? Tho city was seventy-five years old March 4, 1912. Tho detectives who havo been fol lowing up the work of the gentlemen who have been "touching" railroads and other public utilities on the ground that the touch would benefit a certain state legislator and secure his Influence, will Btartle the publlo when they report. Who Is passing the word along the line to cut Dunne and Hoyne? Machine made nominations necessi tate strong action on the part of he people. If JatneB A. Pugh keeps on he will have as good a standing as the Hon orable Andrew McAnsh, The world Is his with riparian rights. Maclay Hoyne will give the political highbinders a quietus. Both Progressives and Republicans are keeping tab on Governor Wilson's "electors" who are "touching" hotel men and corporations In the City of Chicago through former Jackpot rep- rcsentatlvea, on account of their com manding position on tho Democratic ticket. The attempt to throw Edward F. Dunne In Illinois will fall. Wilson electors supporting the Republican candidate for Governor against him may hurt Wilson. Their crooked op position cannot hurt Dunne. The Grafters' Union will dissolve when Maclay Hoyne Is State's .Attor ney. Working the railroads for graft Is nothing new In state politics. It Is In national politics, however. That la so far as Presidential electors are concerned. Some of the boys who expect big Jobs from President Wilson will got a roast from The Eagle, so that they will go on the President's platter well done. Honorable Andrew McAnsh, author of the McAnsh bitters and several stub stunts, Is a good man. Anyone who don't believe it can And out by traveling north on Union St. The Eaglo will keep tab on the Illinois gang and If Wilson Is elected, he will be given their records alt right and the public will get them at the same time. Irwin R. Hazen, Republican candi date for Presidential elector in the Seventh district, geas $3,000 a year for acting as alderman from tho Thirty-third ward. What does ho do to earn it? Vote for Maclay Hoyne for State's Attorney and put crooked politicians out of business. Wilson's supporters In Chicago are so sure of his election that they havo commenced slate making for the local Jobs already. 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Governor Wilson must throw the Illinois grafters it he 'expects the votes of decent men. The Thirty-third ward certainly has something to think of In Alderman Irwin R. Hazen, Chicago doesn't want any telephone monopoly. A FINE SERVICE The Chicago Tunnel Company Will Give Chicago a Grand Automatic Telephone Service that Will Be Popular. That Is the Reason the Telephone Trust Is 80 Rut It Is Not Strong Enough to Put Out as the People Want Competition. The New Company Has in Comparison The Automatic telephone operated by the Chicago Tunnel Company is far more popular than the Trust phone. The figures prove it The figures of the Bell Company are Gang Are Trying misleading as to the number of tele phones. While their count of phones is no doubt correct, It Is misleading because most people think that this refers to subscribers. As a matter of fact, the number of telephones Is less than 100,000 district subscribers, and that Includes their lines In suburban 'territory. They have been thirty-six years get ting 100,000 subscribers, while the Chicago Tunnel Company have gotten 25,000 subscribers 'In less than two years. This shows that the publlo Is with the new Automatic Company. No matter bow people may have differed with Mayor Carter H. Har rison on side issues everybody regards him as an. honest man. He baa proven this fact over and over again. But the telephone situation In Chicago has given another instance of the mayor's possession of this cardinal vlrtuo, Ev erybody is familiar with tho facts. For a long time tho Telephone Monopoly Anxious to Put the New Com pany Out. Already Put Far More Phones Into Service 1 With Its Age than the Trust Has. has been lording it over the people of Chicago. It has been charging what It pleased for telephone servico and has paid enormous dividends out of money wrung from the pockets of tho peoplo of this city. It has been fight ing tho Illinois Tunnel Company be coubo It has installed an effective and useful competitive service. Backed by the trust press, tho monopoly tried Its best to forfeit tho Tunnel Company's frauchlso that It might contlnuo on Its career of unopposed aggrandizement As Tho Eaglo has repeatedly polutod out, tho ruthless Telophono Trust has all along, through Its hirelings, been abusing tho honest mayor and honest aldermen becauso they did not sur render the wholo telophono field to It. Mayor Harrison and his adminis tration havo met the situation man fully and tho peoplo will not forgot them. Tho council commlttoo on gas, oil and electric light, of which Alder man Cermak is chairman, was asked by the Telophono Monopoly to forfeit tho frauchlso of tho Automatic com pany. Tho committee asked tho cor poration counsel what Its powers would bo In the premises In case the bluff of the monopoly hirelings was made good In anyway. The "wrong number" monopoly had the gall to demand tho forfelturo of tho Automat ic company's franchise on tho alleged ground that It did not have a sufficient number ot subscribers on a given date. For this reason It asked the al dermen to give the Telophono Trust tne right to contlnuo Us exorbitant charges without any chance of compe tition or business opposition, Tho corporation counsel was not long In furnishing an opinion which has been hailed by the peoplo ot Chicago with delight It was held In the opinion that tho company had acted In good faith; that it had the necessary number of sub scribers; that It was delayed In secur ing them becauso of inaction on the part ot the city, and that the courts were slow to forfeit equities under such conditions. Tho' opinion was written by Assistant Corporation Coun sel Craig and approved by Corporation Counsel Sexton. "Wo are ot the opinion," reads tho ' closing paragraph ot tho opinion, "that under the facts shown In tho report of the Everett Audit company and the publlo utility Inspector in charge, tho courts would not decreo or sustain a forfeiture ot tho company's right ac quired uuder tho ordinance ot Feb. 20, 1899, or a forfeiture ot Its plant and equipment for telephone pur poses." Mayor HarrUon expressed himself as believing that better service could be obtained from a dual telephone servico than from a single one. "In every instance that I havo boen personally Informed ot," he said, "the two systems have been about as cheap to the consumer as one. Competition seems to produce better service. I really believe that better service can be expected , from two companies than, from one." The Telephone Trust has com menced a bitter and an uncalled for attack on tho Mayor and honest alder men of the City of Chicago who are fighting for tho peoplo'e rights against a heartless monopoly, Tho Telophono' Trust Is opposed to tho honest, capable and efficient serv L the New Company to See ico that Mr. J. Ogdcn Armour and his colleagues aro prepared to give to the city with their automatic service. The Telephone Trust has changed managers In Chicago and has decided to throw dirt upon honest men In the city government who opposo its dom ineering and extortionate mothods. Tho Illinois Tunnol Company has fully complied with tho terms ot Its ordinanco and yet the Grafters' Union Is not satisfied. It wants the Illinois Tunnel Com pany, which has expended ovor $5, 000,000,000 In Instruments, wires and station equipments, to bo forced to give up all ot this to satisfy tho Tele phone Trust. Any alderman who votes In favor of an Increaso of rates for tho Tele phone Monopoly vlll bo beaten to a finish tho next tlmo ho runs for office. According to somo accounts several men who aro working tor tho mon opoly and its francblso may not be residents of Chicago when the next election comos around. Tho Telophono Monopoly Is busy circulating "ugly rumors"' about the Corporation Counsel, the Mayor and tho honest aldormen who aro standing up for the people's rights, "Ugly rumors" Is good. Aldormen who are anxious to learn the truth ought to inqulro Into the de tails of the passage of tho telephone ordinanco Ave years ago. "Ugly rumors"! Well, there are some pretty ugly rumors going the rounds Just now. But the Mayor, Corporation Counsel and honest aldermen are not the ones affected by them. A watchful eye Is being kept on the situation by too many peoplo to have It easily misunderstood. A new report has been ordered on the books and accounts of the Tele phone Trust. When tho aldermen get that report they ought to bo In a position to low er rates. If thoy raise them they will raise something hotter than this climate has beon for tho past few weeks. The sot earnings ot tho Telephone Trust Increased from $4,270,509 la 1900 to $23,095,389 In 1910. And yet tho Trust wants to squeeze more money out of Chicago peoplo. Tho Chicago Telephone Company, which Is suffering so much from want of funds, according to certain city "experts" that It will have to ralso tolephone rates on tho peoplo In order to exist, paid 8 per cent la dividends last year. Think ot It! Eight per cent on twenty-seven mil lion dollars! .This Is the company that started with a capital stook ot half a million and now has a capital stock ot twenty-seven millions. It pays 8 per cent annual dividend on twenty-seven millions and puts up a twenty-two story modern office building besides. The peoplo of Chicago are such easy marks that the phono crowd want to get moro out ot them and asks tor an lncroasq In rates at the hands of tho City Council. And two "exports" agroo that this "poor" company Is losing money! In 1911 tho Chicago Telephone Com- S?lMft$ik&,ivgi fabl&fyh$lVKt'''''it.'-'l-1l'rtk 'l- -. , 4