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ft . i '-yHv'nwW -tT- f9 " "r v"' r"-rr"T--r " ," " red as Steond Clan Mattsr Oetobtr 11. 18W, at the Pait INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE. Entered as Second Claea Matter October 11. 1889. at the Peat Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of March 3rd, 1ST. fflet at Chicago. Illinois, undsr Act of Mach 3rd, 1879. TWENTY-FOURTH YEAR, HO, 7. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1012. WvTOnK WHOLE NUMBER 1,204 . ww'Mv-'5v.cJfMvrivigij(iiip. HpPT jMv lpppPkw v DUNNE AS LEADER The Democracy of Illinois Looks with Pleasure Upon the Prospect of Party Unity Under the Governor. Colonel James Hamilton Lewis Issues a Letter to Members of the Legislature Setting Canards at Best. City Council Committee ' Adopts a Plan for the Complete Reorganization of the Police Force of the City of Chicago. Returns from the Election Show that Dunne Received Nearly One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand of a Plurality in State. Edward F. Dunno's plurality In the raco for Governor of llllnolB was 122, 01C, according to complete returns. He polled 446,278 votes. Denoen, Re publican, Was second, with 324,262 Totes and Funk, Progressive, third with 309,457. The total vote cast was 1,079,907. The vote outside of Cook County was: Deneen, 217,166; Dunne, 285, 164, and Funk, 201,022. The Cook, County vote was: De neen, 107,096; Dunne, 161,112, and Funk, 108,435. Political marplots are already try ing to injure the chances of Colonel James Hamilton Lewis for the United States Sonatorshlp by circulating 're ports that he has withdrawn from tho race In order to seek a diplomatic post. Colonel Lewis was nominated by the people at the Democratic pri mary. Ho mado a manly and vigor ous campaign through tho state and now some low-down political adver saries aro trying to sidetrack him. They can't do it. Colonel Lewis has made himself clear on that point. In a letter to all the Democratic members-elect of the new Assembly, Senators and Representatives, Colonel Lewis informed them that he is still a candidate and that he expects to be elected. "I advise you," he wrote, "that all this Is a carefully laid plan of skillful men. There is no truth and there will, be no truth that I concede for a mo ment that I can be beaten In the next Legislature for United States Sena tor. It is not truo and it will not be true that I will either seek or accept In lieu of the position of United States Senator a diplomatic post. It is not true and It will not be true that I have .abandoned the belief that the next Legislature, will be Democratic and that It can elect a United States Senator. "I know the Democratic members will not violate their pledges, and I know of the patrlotio votes from other sources which will give me a sufficient number of votes to assure my election upon the first ballot." The council committee on police reorganisation Is about ready to re port to the city council. Under the plan which it will recommend, the chief will be made an executive head and will be given more authority along administrative Unes than at present. The working forces will be divided Into three sections, following closely to the lines 'laid down In the report of the civil service commis sion at the end of tho recent up heaval, wbioh followed the abolition of the Inspectorships, and the dis missal of more than a score of com manding officers. The work of the force will, be divided Into three general seotlons. One will have charge of the enforce-' ment of laws and ordinances and will consist of the uniformed men. This division will be charged with respon sibility for 'the , prevention of crjmo and the apprehension of criminals., The regulation of traffic will also be part of Its work. ' ' The second division will keen dhe department .recoros. These will In dude the. eBclency .records of the men,, a record of complaints, mjsdeiby' oltlisu, H 'final reports of the d partment and department documents. The third division will be the secret servlco section, and will be responsible to Its own Individual head. It will have direct supervision of all matters relating to public morals, will handle vice, the sale of drugs, tho reg ulation of saloons, cafes, dance halls, paries and all places of amusement The censorship of theatrical per formances, moving pictures and pub lic performances of all kinds will come under Its jurisdiction. Each of these divisions will be In charge of a deputy commissioner, who will, have a special staff of men under his personal direction to assist him. The lieutenant will be made the re sponsible offlcor In each police station and will havo direct control of the uniformed mon and will be responsi ble for tho proper performance of their work. The Identification bureau will be closely associated with the detective bureau In conjunction with which It works. At present tho headquarters of those bureaus are more than a mile apart. A police ' administration building separato and away from the city hall is also recommended. The report will bo submitted to tho council committee on police by a sub committee consisting of Aid. John A. Rlchert, chairman; Aid. Eugene Block and Aid. George F. Harding. Other members of the general com mittee are Aldermon Oelger, chair man; Kenna, Mayer, Martin, Helwlg, Vavricek, Beworsdorf, Czekala, Burns, Mclnerney and Bradshaw. The report was prepared after a quietly conducted study of the de partment by the sub-committee, which inspected every police station In the city and which, through the efficiency division of the clvil-servlce commis sion, made a complete check upon the work of every police precinct in the city. , Tho reorganisation will take effect, according to the plans of the commit tee, in time to permit the necessary changes in the annual budget of tho department and wlH become elective Jan. 1, 1918. Every time you go to the telephone you feel like voting against a man who favors the Phone Trust With the approval of the council' committee on judiciary an ordinance providing for meetlngB of tho city council In the afternoon Instead of at night will be presented to that body! at its noxt session. At the last meeting Alderman A. J. Cermak Introduced an ordinance toi .ohange the meetings from 7:30 o'clqck at night to 2 o'clook in the afternoon, but failed to havo it passed. The mat ter was referred to the judiciary com mittee, which at Its meeting yesterday reported favorably upon it. The committee also voted to rec ommend that the legislature pass a, bill enabling the city to obtain title to that pqrtion of tho Illinois and Michigan Canal within the boundary of the city. Jt Is desired to acquire this .property so the canal basin may be used for a subway or filled n and psed as a boulevard. Atyesman Jamas A. Kearns of the (Tklrtyrprst ward announced that he1 kasibegun the study of the problem' of traptlon noises with a view to eventually perfecting an ordinance that will eliminate the worst features of the nuisance. "I have had this matter under con sideration for somo time," said Alder man Kearns. "It seems to me thero ought to be somo way of avoiding such a clatter and bang as street cars make. Every time one stops at a crossing It lets out a. shriek that tin gles the nerves of every woman and many men within a block. "We have witnessed miraculous Improvements in transportation In tho last decade and it Is not too much to hope that as other obstacles, appar ently as unsurmountable, havo been overcome, so the one of norvo racking noise may be mastered, if sufficient and persistent attention is applied. "I expect an engineer from Now York who is thoroughly posted on transportation equipment to visit me within a short time and hopo to learn much from him. Besides I Intend to confer with street railway officials and employes in order to gather all the information possible. Arguments in the suit by the three elevated railroads to enjoin the city from enforcing the ordinance for uni versal transfers were concluded be fore Judge Jesse A. Baldwin in the Circuit Court The court ordered the attorneys for tho city to prcparo briefs and a decision is not expected for somo time. Tho elevated railroads contend that tho city had no power to pass tho ordinance. Francis Stuyvcsant Peabody of Chi cago would raako a splendid Secre tary of the Treasury. His eminent qualifications for the placo and his great popularity In tho Middle West bespeak a cabinet position for him. What bunk tho telephone trust Is giving tho public! Owning tho telo graph as well as the telephone sys tems of tho country. It promises o glvo pensions to Its (employes. Judg ing from Its past, just before the cm ploycs are old enough to got a pen sion they will be discharged without one. Clayton E. Crafts, one of tho sound est lawyers In Illinois, is being talked of for ono of the United States Judge ships. His many friends, and they nre legion, would be more than pleased to see him named for the bench. Uarratt O'Hara will bo a credit to the state as lieutenant governor and his election is n great compliment to his ability and energy. Aldermen who believe In working for the best interests of the people will demand lower telephone rates, The crop of aldermanlo aspirants for next spring promises to be un usually large. Tho Way tho voters manipulated tho big ballot on November 5 shows that tho slzo of It had no terrors for them. Tho Tclcphono Trust Is the most grinding of tho many trusts that exist In the United States. ( It snuffs out competition by ' the power of Its money .and the people are llko so many serfs to be used at its own beck and call! The rising tide of Indignation will never subside until the whole Tele phone Trust and its aides and abettors aro punished. When tho Ben monopoly was work ing overtlmo to get tho city council WILtlAM J. BRYAN. Talked of for Secretary of State. to knock out tho Illinois Tunnol Tolo phono Company's franchise Mayor Harrison expressed himself as believ ing that better service could bo ob tained from a dual telephone service than from a single one. "In every Instance that I have been personally informed of," ho said, "the two systems have boon about as choap to the consumer as one. Competition seems to produce better service. I really believe that better service can be expected from two companies than irom one." The proposed extension of the terms of office of aldermon and other city officials to four years should be beat en in the legislature. The object la to remove these officials as far from the people as possible, IQUl;?.' apppKr kWHSMMmE HffippK sBl ppHRrPHbBpb) ppppHcEHuS'PppppPK't- ,JppSK nHnMuUfiBJ pbWI?KsIl WmmaBBBM pHHllBP' jmGBsEESA pppBIIh&M-:bppB.K JBHwUflfiMH ppppHC "H pKspfpBppSbB Pi ' pppppppppppppppppppH PPPPPPPPPPPPPPA' 1 K' ' " spH ppLLHai - ' jppI BpppppppppLBib n pppppppppppppppLpa.' ' sPPPPPPPPPH pppppppppp'pppppH BIG PHONE BLUFF Telephone Trust, Which Controls Tele graph, Telephone and Other Concerns of the Country, Likes to Fool People. While It Is Trying to Stifle Competition and Keep Up High Bates It Will Pension Employes. It Will Also Continue to Pension Its Stockholders with Fat Eight per Cent Dividends by Raising Rates and Killing Competition. A Long Suffering Public Have Learned Through this Pension Announce ment What An Awful Monopoly This Big Telephone Trust Is. Tho Tclcphono Trust In order to throw dust In tho eyes of the public has announced that It has set aside ton millions for pensions to Its cm ployos In all tho companies that It owns. If the Telephono Trust can afford to divido ten millions of dollars as pensions to Its employes after paying eight por cent dividends to Its stock holders, then tho city council ought to bo convinced that It can start a big reduction In telephone rates. All of theso millions como out of the pockets of tho people and tho victims of a monopoly are not apt to feel their burdens lightened by honied talk about pensions for employes. Tho pcoplo demand relief from the tolophono burdenB, They will koop on demanding re lief until they get it. The head of the principal part of the Chicago end of tho trust is quoted in a dally paper as saying: "The five Bell Telophone Com panies, with headquartors in Chicago the Chicago Telephone Company, Central Union Telephone Company, the Cleveland Telephono Company, Michigan State Telephone Company and Wisconsin Telephone Company will adopt the pension, disability, ben- etlts and Insurance plan In behalf of their employes. "Tho npproxttnato numbor of em ployes in tho five companies operat ing In tho llvo states of Illinois, Wis consin, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, is 29,000." The trust claims to havo over 300, 000 customers in Chicago nlono. Why doesn't it do something for its customers? People will koop on asking why. Competition and lower rates in tho telephone Held are demanded by the pcoplo of Chicago. So strong is this feeling growing among nil classes of tho community that tho otTorta of tho tolophono trust to stlllo competition and keep up rates will fall tu tho long run. What an nwful combination this telephono trust Is. It controls tho tolophono servlco in every great city of tho couutry. It controls tho Western Union Telegraph Company. It controls tho General Electric Company. It controls tho Western Electric Company. And It keeps up rates In ordor that tho pcoplo may bo milked of great dlvldonds for stockholders. Tho Phono Trust wants tho City Council to maintain its high rates. Tho Telophono Trust will bo fought by tho peoplo until it ceases to bo a monopoly and until its charges aro as rcasonablo as the government it solf would chargo for similar public sorvlco. Pcoplo who Imagine that tho pass ing of an ordinance by tho City Coun cil will do away with a public demand for better conditions and lower rates In the telophono sorvlco aro mistaken. Tho tolophono is a necessity to tho peoplo and no ono knows this better than tho monopoly which controls It. Tho purchaso of newspapers or tho purchase of public officials will uot help tho ciuibo of monopoly. Tho nowspapors which support mo nopoly havo lost their Influence with tho public, which Is Intelligent and possessed of a good momory. Public officials who glvo away tho pooplo's rights or show favors to the tolophono monopoly will not bo for gotten, On tho contrary, they will bo prop erly branded and will bo rotlrcd to prlvnto life. Tho peoplo aro In no fraroo of mind to bo trifled with. Thoy are showing this ovory day and at every election. Tho man who sells thorn out to a trust mny win the approbation of somo mllllonalro-ownod dally paper, but tho common citizen, who Is In sulted, neglected and overcharged by tho tolophone service, will not forgot. Thoro is ono thing that tho avorago voter has a kntfo up his sleeve for. That thing Is the public official who favors tho Telophono Trust. Tho Tolophone Trust should bo dls-, solved. The Chicago Telephone Company, which Is suffering so much from want of funds, according to certain pity "experts" that it will have to raise telephone rates on the people In order to exist, paid 8 per cent in dividends last year. Think of it I Eight per cent on twonty-aeven mil lion dollars! This Is tho company that started with a capital stock of half a million and now has a capital stock of twen-ty-sovon millions. It pays 8 per cent annual dividend on twenty-seven millions and puts up a twenty-two story modern office building besides. Tho pcoplo of Chicago are such easy marks that the phone crowd want to get moro out of them and asks for nn Increase In rates at the bands of the City Council. And two "experts" ngroo that this "poor" company Is losing money I In 1011 tho Chicago Telephono Cos pany paid 8 per cont In quarterly divi dends of 2 por cent March SI, 2 per cent, Juno 30; 2 per cont, September 30; 2 por cont, December 80, 1911. Hero Is a nlco llttlo nest egg of $2,1C0,000 divided up among the stock holders. When to this Is added the profit! paid tho "parent" Boll Telophone Company, the amount grabbed off the people of Chicago Is simply enormous. Instead of raising telephone rates, the City Council should lower them. Tho people want tho aldermen to "ring off" tho Tolephouo Trust It has had too firm a hold upon tho pcoplo of Chicago and thoy domand relief from Its clutches. Its ear-drum destroying sorvlco, ac companied as It Is by a regular fan faro of "wrong numbers," lnattontivo operators and slow responses to re quests for telephonic connections are matters of current comment Tho prlco of tho servlco Is alto gether too high and tho peoplo do mand n reduction In ratcB. As for competition tho vory thought of stifling it makes the public indig nant. Tho public knows that with out competition tho tolophono monop oly would bo unbearable Tho telephone trust contomplatoe another big public Improvement It Is going to raise Us dividend. Tho public is witching tho tolo phono situation closely. It has boon milked so long to keop up big divi dends, that a reduction of rates ull along tho lino ,1s domanded. Tho not earnings of tho Tolephono Trust Increasod from 14.270,509 In 1900 to $23,095,380 In 1810. And yot tho Trust wants to squoeze moro money out of Chicago people. The campaign for cheaper tolophone sorvlco has just begun. All tho "ex perts" In tho world cannot stop It. Who rules Chicago, tho aldermen or the phono company? What aro tho aldermen going to do In tho matter of telephono tariff re duction? The Chicago Eagle, in common with all users of the tolephono, is anxious to secure better service and lower I rates and is fighting along that line, S m I I w l Lu, . i fc Mdm i.,oS. A'AitV'.t'.v.i 'iivtfets...:'..' c ft. u ft i ' .