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H", rsnrv" - "- ' m Second CIih Matter Oetobtr 11. ISM, it the Pott at Chicago, minora, under Act of March 3rd, 1879. INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE. Entered tered aa Second Claae Matter October 11, IMt, at the eet Office at Chicago, llllnela, under Act of March art leT. 'n. TWENTY-FOURTH YEAH, NO. J. CHICAGO, SATUltDAY, OCTOBER 5. 1912. WSfiSSSi WHOLE NUMBER 1,108. BBBBBBHLBBhwaB Dr LbIbBBBBBBBp DUNNE WILL The Democratic Candidate for Governor Will Be Elected in November by a . Great Big Majority. A Leading German American Newspaper Advocates His Cause and Says that Deneen's Associates Are "Dry" Sympathisers. The Opposition to Deneen in the Republican Party Is Very Great and Thousands of Republicans Will Vote for the Democrat. The Political Campaign Is Warming Up and All Parties Are Working Hard to Get Out a Big Vote Next Month. Edward F. Dunne will bo elected govornor of Illinois on the tilth of November without any doubt. The people are Hocking to, his sup port in all parts of the state and nothing can beat him. Governor Doneen has made many enemies in his own party and thou sands of Republicans will voto for Judge Dunne because they believe him to he tho best man for the of fice. A. Chicago Oonnnn paper, tho Abendpost, printed an editorial urging till "wets," or llborals, to voto against Charles 8. Deneen for Governor be came of his "dry" associates, and especially for his afllllatlon with I-aw-rence T. Sherman, whom tho paper de nounces as a "spiteful fanatic." "Governor Deneen," tho editorial said, "is personally very liberal in his views bat he has not tho backbones to stud by his political convictions. Furthermore, wo may be 'thankful' to htm that the unsophisticated 'poison mike,' Lawrence Y. Sherman, was put up for United States Senator. "Under such circumstances it should be no difficult matter for lib eral Republicans to voto for Dunne." Tht energotlo opposition of the wots" to Sherman may go very far toward giving the Democrats control of tht legislature, and the "wet" and "dry" Issue is sure to be raised in' many downstato districts. The "wets" fight on Sherman dates back t the .time when he was presi dent of the State Senate, aa Lleuten aat Governor. The "wets" had put through three of tholr bills, one per mitting home rule for tho open Sun day and the othor two for mollifying greatly the local option law. The Senate was about to pqbb thorn, also, when Sherman, so the "wets" charge, neatly" and effectively killed thorn with his little gavel. "Shaman," says tho Abendpost, "now has the unspeakable 'freshness' to try far seat in tho United States Senate." Tae committee of one hundred pitches into Harry Gibbons, because he haa cared positions for a numbor or bis friends. This will help Mr. Gib bons aad not hurt him in the least, l'eopla admire a man who sticks to his friends and takes caro of them whea la haa a chance to do so. , October 10 wll bo a Democratic holiday in Chicago and tho hatchet will be burled by all factions. A demand that Governor Deneen oxplain his 1243,000 "fee grab" while state's attorney of Cook County and arraignment for his failure to drive jack-potlsm out of tho state legisla ture or to g)vo a reasonable explana tion for the increased cost of operat ing tho state government, marked the address of Judge Edward F. Dunne at llellvlllo, III. While the city permits thousands of iioodIo to let tholr buildings go un numbered, the removal of all old house numbers, which make two num bers on many buildings, is ordered in un ordinance prepared by Commls sloner or Public Works McOann. If passed by tho council the ordtiinnco will give owners and ogonts thirty days In which to romovo tho old num bers. Finos are provided for failure to do so and tho pollco nro to enforce the measure. Tho new numbering ordinance applying to tho outlying districts has been in effect for three years and for a yoar and a half in tho downtown district. "Peoplo aro accustomed to tho new numbering system by this tlmo and the old numbers, making two widely divergent numbers on many buildings, only causo confusion," said Mr. McOann. The fantastic freaks who aro run ning tho Northwestern L havo hit up on a new plan for annoying patrons of, the road. Thlrty-slx perpendicular Iron bars havo boon painted whlto 'and placed In position along tho "end seats" of many cars. They are to be placed in all of them. TheBo bars mako It Impossible for a woman with a child In her arms to sit down, or onco sitting down for them to get up again. Thoy aro very uncomforta ble and havo a prlson-llko look, thor oughly In keeping with tho manage ment of this mismanaged road. If campaign committees would burn oft tho mugs of some of tholr candi dates .before photographing, they would do less harm to fences and tele graph poles upon which the likenesses are nailed. Deneen Is losing ground dally. Judge Dunne will get an Immense Re publican vote. Arthur W. Charles, Democratic stato chairman, says reports from 50 counties show Judge Dunno will re celvo within 9,000 votes of tho com bined strength or Funk and Deneen. He would have been nearer right it ho said that the Judgo would receive 25,000 moro votes than Deneen and Funk combined. Cleveland, 0., Oct. l.-r-Munlclpal ownership and operation of a tele phone Bystem is contemplated in a resolution adopted unanimously by the City Council. It calls upon Mayor Baker and Director of Public Servlco Sprlngborn to Investigate tho ques tion of public ownership and opera tion of ono or both or the local tele phono systems, The city always gets after peoplo who try to obey the law, Cltlzons who placed new numbers on their houses are to be prosecuted for not remov ing tho old ones. But people who never put up olthor old or new num bers nro to bo loft severely alone. Suit for Injunction and accounting was filed In Superior court by David J, Evans, a minority stockholder In the Northwestern Elevated Railroad company, attacking the "U' lino. mer ger and demanding the return of $5, 000,000 profit he 'alleges the pro moters received from tho purchase of $20,000,000 of bonds to tho par value or $25,000,000 Issued by tho Northwest ern road after the merger trustees had ucqulred moBt of the stock. Evans declaros that the bonds are worth par, Hecuml by moro than tho faco value In railroad "property, and then attaoks tho elevatod morger and the proposed WIN elevated-surfuco combine. Directors and trustees of the various Interested companies and trusts and the com panies themselves aro named as de fendants. Two Judges' ha v5boeU "nnggod" out of tho speeders' court by Influential persons who sought to have tho lines of their friends reduced. They havo been approached In their clubs, In public places, bothered by persons who haunted their offices, forced to eat In private, and harassed until tho position became such a strain thoy asked transfers, The two are Munlcl pal Judgo Hugh R. Stewart and It. F. Robinson. Charges made by Frank Funk, Pro gressive nominee for governor, that Governor Deneen Is collecting a "slush fund" from state civil servlco em ployes, caused u sonsatlon In political circles. Senutor Funk makes tho following detailed allegations: That nlno mon detailed as live stock Inspectors In tho stock yards by tho Stato Llvo Stock Commission havo boon assessed $50 each, and that tholr pay checks, usually Usuod on tho fifth of tho month, wcro ad vanced so that tho assessment could bo collected September 30. That a $C0O assessment hns been levied against Dr. A. T. Peters, head of the biological laboratory In Spring field, whose Hulary is $1,000 n year. That employes of the stato grain in spection department are being assessed $50 each. Senator Funk's charges aro de clared by Progressive party leaders to demand an immediate answer from the governor. Canned Dunk for campaign use Is being handed out by the tireless pay rotl supporters of Deneen. It Is es pecially Intended to bo shot Insldo tho Bweatbands of small sized Stetson hats. We must say that L. Y. Sherman Is a dandy to talk of for United States Henntor. He ought to be and will bo beaten. Judge Klckham scanlnn resigned as an arbitrator of tho street car trou bles, much to tho regret of nearly everybody. Efforts will be made to havo Judgo Scanlan reconsider his resignation. Friends of tho Jurist said that the Judgo was determined not to be a member of tho arbitration board be-' cause ho was not pleased with tho ac tions of H. II. Fleming, representing the traction companies. Tho proposed extension of tho terms of ofllco of aldermen and other city officials to four years should be beat en In the legislature. Tho object is to remove these officials as far from tho people ob possible. ir tho "Recall" was part of tho Con stitution, It would not mnko much dif ference how long an official's term was. Thoy could be recalled at any tlmo. Until the Recall is adopted, the shorter tho term of office the better for tho people. Denunciation of Governor Doneen for his extravagance, duplicity and do flanco of public Bontlment marked tho address of Edward F. Dunne, Demo cratic nomtneo for governor, In West Chicago, Monday night. "Governor l)eneen Is speaking In from fifteen to twenty towns und cities each day from tho 'rear platform of his $250-u-day special train," he said; "but ho fHGaLLKLi .wiH BBBBBBBBBBBBBHBWeBBBHJaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaakafL. t-fif 4 1 BBBTBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBl laLLLLBmiBLLLLLBHkLLIDBBBBBBBBV LLLLH v'BTv1bbbH Hffr';"V'BBBBBBBBBkHk.'Vv ?BTaTaH BBBBBBBBBfKfBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBSBtir BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBJ iLLLLHP' v'' .BLLLLLLLwtjLLLLLLLH BBBBBBHBKb?" ijilalBBBBBBBBBBBSaBBBBBBBBBBl BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBHkl RbBBBBBBBBBBBBBBb1 EDWARD F. DUNNE, Democratic Candidate for Governor of Illinois. falls to explain who Is paying for this special train. Tho voters of the stato araj Interested In this." Judge Dunno, In a speech at Pekin, said: "Governor Deneen did not want a direct primary law, but tho political exlgoucles wero such that he could not afford no legislation at all on tho subject. It was much tho same with civil servlco legislation. Ho Bhowed his spoils uttltiulo by midnight ap pointments Just boforo tho act wont Into effect." Tho Chicago Eaglo, In common with all users of the telophone, is anxious to sccuro better sorvlco and lower rates and 1b fighting along that lino. WILL FIX RATES City Council Must Decide Very Soon Whether Present High Telephone Tariff Is to Be Maintained. People Demand a Redaction and Point to Enormous Telephone Dividends as Proof They Pay Too Much. First Meeting of the Aldermen Since the Summer Vacation Was Held on Monday Night and Much Business Was Transacted. Proposed Legislative Bill Making the Terms of Aldermen, City Clerk and City Treasurer Four Years Was Approved. The City Council met for the first tlmo Monday night after tho summer vacation. Ono of the most important matters to como beforo tho body this winter will bo tho fixing of telephone rates for tho next flvo years. Over thrco hundred thousand peoplo aro looking forward with Interest to tho action of tho aldermen In tho matter. Most peoplo think that tho present rates are exorbitant and cannot un derstand why rates In Chicago for telophone servlco should bo so much greater than tho rates charged by tho samo company for service In outsldo towns and cities. ,Tho second export employed by tho city Is said to have arrived at tho conclusion that tele phono rates aro not too high hero. This surprising conclusion Is not shared In by a majority of tho people of Chicago. Tho telophono trust, as It Is cnllod, has attempted to stifle tho public demand for lower rates. It that sort of thing is not In lino with a iloslro to boost rates, wo do not know what Is. Tho company has increased Its capital stock from $500, 000 to $2,700,000 and tho peoplo of Chicago havo had to pay tho frolght. In other words, tho mulntenauco of high rates has been tho fcoiuro that produced tho big dividends. Tho al dermen will soon show the public whether they favor the peoplo or tho telephone company. Considerable business was trans acted at Monday night's Council meet ing, of which tho following wcro tho most notable features: Three orders passed in effort to lessen automobile accidents, Order presented for an ordlnnnco regulating privato banks. Major urged legislation against un muzzled dogs. Ordinance passed for referendum on Twelfth street bonds. Washington street ordinance of Marshall Field & Co. sent back to committee. Resolution passed directing that payment of final voucher for now city hall bo withheld. Resolution passed for preparation of bill giving city now tmrbor powers. ,"l!attlng averages" of aldermen re ported by City Clerk. Ordlnanco regulating cold storage warehouses deferred. Dill making terms of City Clerk, City Treasurer and aldermen four years approved. Ordlnnnco presented requiring re moval of old house numbers. Commissioner McGunn's report that no bids woro received on garbage re duction contract referred to flnanco committee. Mayor Harrison sent to the Council a report by City Prosocutor Mclner noy showing tho necessity of new leg islation against unmuzzled dogs. Fig ures show that in July 306 persons wero bitten. The recommendation was that a new ordlnanco bo passed placing a higher fine as a penalty for allowing a dog looso without a muzzlo, or that tho legislature should be asked to make tho offense punishable by a Jail sentence. Ho suggested Impris onment for not moro than ton days. From a learned "Export's" reports to tho City Council we learn that: Telephone rates should be raised because the Dell Telephone Company owns the local telephone company. Decause the Western Electrical Company is also owned by the Bell Telophono Company. Because the local telephone com pany Is obliged to buy all of Its equip ment and necesarles from tho West ern Electrical Company. Because neither the Western Elec trical Company or tho local telophone company would have big enough prof its to suit tho Boll Telephone, which owns thorn, it Chicago people were not pressed for a little moro coin and tholr telophono rates raised. Because the local telephono com pany has Increased its capital stock from tho original $500,000 to $27,000, 000 and $5,000,000 more In bonds. Becauso tho stockholders would not got big enough dividends on this lm menso stock Issuo If the peoplo ot Chi cago wero not squeezed. Thercforo the telephone company has tho norvo to ask tho City Council to raise the rnterf on tho peoplo ot Chicago. Tho people ot Chicago aro to be used as sorts by tho Telophono Mon opoly and tho last drop Is to bo squeezed out of them, In tho meantlmo It would be well for the aldermen to Inquire Into the alleged relations, in tho past, ot cer tain city officials with the above elec trical company, tho twin of the local telephone company, both being owned by the Boll Monopoly. Tho telephone gang want the coun cil to ralso tho rates on all phones. To abolish all flat phones and make everybody tako measured aerviee. To put a nickel In every phone be foro connection is made Flro Mnkshal Seyrorllch asserted thnt aa practically one-half of the fire and pollco alarms nro received by tele phone, ho did not favor the general Installation ot tho "pay-in-advance" typo of telophono Instrument now be ing placed in various parts ot tho city by the telophono company. Tho Chicago Telephono Company, which 1b suffering so much from want ot funds, according to certain city "experts" that it will have to ralso tolephono rates on the people In order to oxlst, paid 8 per cent In dividends last year. Think of Itl Eight per cent on twenty-seven mil lion dollars! This is the company that started with a capital stock ot hair a million and now has a capital stock of twenty-seven millions, It pays 8 per cent annual dividend on twenty-seven millions and puts up a twenty-two story modem office building bcsldeB. The peoplo of Chicago are such easy marks that tho phone crowd want to got more out of them and asks for an lncreaso in rates at the bands of the City Council. And two "experts" agree that this "poor" company Is losing money I In 1911 tho Chicago Telephone Com pany paid 8 per cent In quarterly divi dends ot 2 per cent March II, 2 per cent, Juno 30; 2 per cont, September 30; 2 por cont, December 30, 1911. Hero Is a nlco little nest egg of $2,100,000 divided up among the stock holders. When to this Is added the profits paid tho "parent" Bell Telephone Company, tho amount grabbed off tho peoplo of Chicago is simply enormous. Instead of raising telephone rates, the City Council should lower them. The Tolephono Trust is tho most grinding of tho many trusts that exist In tho United States. It snuffs out competition by the power of its money and the peoplo aro llko so many serfs to bo used at Its own beck and call. Tho rising tldo ot Indignation will novor subsldo until tho whole Tole phono Trust and Its aides and abettors aro punished. What aro tho aldermen going to do In the matter of telophono tariff re duction? Possibility of a reduction of tole phono rates Is remote This, it was learned will bo tho report of Prof. Edward W. Bomls, public utility ox pert, who has boon busy on a telo phono roport for a yoar. Tho roport is being mado at tho instnnco of tho council through tho gas, oil and elec tric light committee,, which has kept 'ji ..,sv!to.,arfn;fr:ifcHvtvwlwW t&.Mt&g&e$i&i J4.'Ufiv w&4 .