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THE CHICAGO EAGLE. Se (Chicago ;tciU PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY Am Imteptadent hcw$pper, Fearleu and Truthful. SUBSCRIPTION RUES $2.08 PER YEAR SMftSM AIL COMMUNICATIONS TO CHICAOO EAOLE 14 TEUTONIC BUILDINO. Tthont AUInJVIJ Auto. JI6IJ. "XkMM Corf Waihlngton St. and Stb Av. SlEJiRY F. DONOVAN, Editor and PsblUstr MntmA at 8rond CIM Matter Octobrr It, I, at ih I'Mt Office t Chicago, lllinoH. under Art ol March a. 197V. ESTABLISHED OCTOBER 5, 1889. Incorporated under tha Lawa of llllnola. Bjr Henry P. Donovan. 100 CHICAOO, JANUARY 4, 1913. PHONE AND HOME RULE. The fact that tho people of Chicago have for years been plucked to build up telepbono dividends Is the best ar gument for a Stato Public Utilities Commission. Such a commission, properly organ ized, cannot overlook tho Injustice ex isting in tho difference of telephone rates charged In Chicago and in out lying towns of Illinois. Homo rule in Chicago has been 'a great thing for the telephone trust and a bad thing for tho people. When homo rule means phono rule, it must go. AD CAR ROUTING. The manner in which residents of the Webster avenue district are being treated by the Chicago Railways Com pany is shameful. The big population adjacent to this thoroughfare havo been deprived of street car facilities to tho downtown section of the city, .which they have enjoyed (or years. Nearly all of the cars have been taken oft of Webster avenue. The Rlvervlew Park cars, which formerly helped out Webster avenue congestion, have been taken off of Halsted street and now go down Larrabee street, halt a mile east. This leaves a condition of affairs that is intolerable. The beat way to relieve the existing situation would be for the company to route its Southport avenue cars downtown via Fullerton, Racine and Webster avenues, instead of by way of Clybourne avenue, where they are not needed and whore the transpor tation facilities are ample. LET THE PHILIPPINES QO. President-elect Wilson echoes the sentiments of evory sensible Ameri can -when he speaks of giving the Philippines their Independence. The acquisition of this group of Islands by the McKlnley administration was a costly mistake. Tho people of the islands never can become fellow citi zens of the people of the United States. Their future lies with that of the Eastern hemisphere. They belong by themselves. Let them go. They want Independ ence. Let them have it WORK OP THE SANITARY DIS TRICT. During 1912 the board of trustees of the sanitary district of Chicago retired bonds to the' amount of 1,- 286,000, leaving a total not bonded debt at the close of the year of $18, 253,000, without having issued any new bonds, a record of which tho trustees recently declared themselves proud. Tho bondod debt will still be fur ther reducod on Jan. 2, 1913, to $17. 699,000, the lowest totat In a number of years. Tho district oxpendod during tho year for plant additions in tho exten sion of its electric power project tho sum of (83,195.22, the total cost of tho plant on Oct. 31 being 85,005, 668.71. Under the contract between tho city of Chicago and tho sanitary district of Chicago tho district expended for construction of additional street light ing facilities for tho city $926,274.44, tho amount of actual construction per formed during tho year bolng $1,069,- 465,66. This work Included the com pletion of four substations for dlstrl button of current, stringing of thirty miles of wire and laying about twenty miles of conduit. LOCAL OPTION RUN MAD. The attitude of the "dry" leaders In tho now Legislature Is a remarkable one. From tholr program, eh already an nounced, they want to make the State prohibition territory from tho Wiscon sin line to Cairo, They will fall in tbo attempt. EAGLETS. Judgo Pincknoy of tho Juvonllo Court has written a letter to Presl. dent A. A. McCormlck of the county board outlining his plans for organ-1 i3BIUHb!LLLBbw EDITORIAL AND Pungent Paragraphs on Live Topics, Comment on the Leading Men "of Izing his probationary forces, tinder a recent Supreme court decision, tho aelectlon of the probation officers was taken out of the hands of the county civil service commission and placed In the hands of the Circuit court, The drje In the Legislature will make a fight for a general local op tion law. Express companies who havo been robbing tho public for years have cut their rates at last. Bully for the par eels post. The ConradSelpp Brewing Company has strengthened Its hold upon the confidence and respect of the com munlty. Mr. R. Jones Evans, the popu lar manager of the company, has made many friends for himself and custom ers for the brewery by his straight forward business methods. James S. Hopkins has won the highest respect of the bench and bar In Cook county by his clean and up right record. Thirty-first warders' couldn't have a better representative in the City Council than A. H, Brown, the popular and well-known nttorney. Edward F. Dunne, Jr., has been ap pointed master in chancery by Judge Goodwin of tho Superior court. Mr. Dunne has been a law partner of hla father, the governor-elect, In the Arm of Dunne, McKcever and Dunne. Mayor Harrison appointed tho fol lowing commltteo of citizens to aid Chicago In getting financial assistance from the legislature. Those appointed are: ' Alfred L. Baker. Cltv Club: Fred. crick Bode, Industrial Club; Frank M. Bunch, Board of Trado; H. M. Byl Icsby, Civic Federation; Clyde M. Cam Commercial Club of Chtca-ro- George E. Colo, Cltlzons' Association; Howard Elting, Association of Com merce; Leasing Rosenthal, Municipal Voters Lcaguo; Charles H. Wacker, Chicago Plan Commission; Albert H. Wahl,. Cook County Real Estate Board; Harry A. Wheeler, Chamber Of Commerce IT. 8. A., and Edwnrrt .Willoughby, Chicago Real Estate uoara. The appointments were concurred in by the council. Judge Edward Osgood Brown's ap pointment to the Federal bench would pleaso the Democrats of Chicago, Governor Deneen Is preparing the longest message of hla administration for presentation when the legislature notifies him it la ready to receive It. Plana for the double-deck baacule bridge at Michigan avenue, over the Chicago river, which la to be the con necting link of tha north and aouth side boulevard systems, Chicago, has been received by the war department, The plans await the signature of Gen. W. H. Btxby, chief of engineers, before they will be submitted to Sec- rotary Stlmson for final approval. The government will give Chicago until 1916 to complete the bridge, as at present there Is no money available for Its construction. Aa soon as the Michigan avenue brldgo Is completed the Rush-street confer pier structure will bo razed. ' Illinois Is proud to claim Former United States Senator Albert J. Hop kins as one of her foremost mon. Cook county never bad on abler or more conscientious county Judge than John E. Owens. Richard E. Schmidt of Schmidt, Garden & Martin, 104 South Michigan avenue, was appointed county archi tect in place of Paul Gerhardt by Pres ident McCormlck of the county board. The appointment was confirmed by the commissioners. Prosldent of the Sanitary District Thomas A. Smyth Is a public official who Is at all times working In the in terests of tho taxpayers. Arthur W, Fulton, the popular law yer and former alderman, Is talked of by Progressives for Superior Court Judgo, A better man could not be chosen. Tho Chicago Public Library ranks second amoug libraries of tho world In books loaned for homo use, having Jumped from sixth to second plaice within threo years, according to tho annual report of Librarian Henry E. Leglor, Just made. Tho report signal lzes tho fortieth anniversary of tho founding of tho library. Clayton E. Crafts would grace a seat on tho Federal bench. Walter E. Schmidt, tho popular bus IneBs man and former County As sessor, is strongly mentioned by lead ing Republicans for City Treasurer. Judgo Charles A. Williams Is mak ing tho excellent record on tho Mu nicipal Court bench that all his friends predicted ho would make. In tho financial world of Chicago no man stands higher In tho estima tion of his associates than Albert 0. Wheeler. Tho Council Commltteo on Streets and Alloys received representatives of tho Association of Commorco, tho Chicago Real Estate Board and the Building Managers' Association, who requested a hearing on an ordinance abolishing sidewalk obstructions in tho loop district. The hearing was set for January 6. Judgo John (R. Caverly Is making a splendid record on the Municipal Court bench. Anson H. Brown, well known Chi cago lawyer, has announced hla can didacy for alderman in the Thirty-first ward and has received the Indorse ment of the Progressive Club. The Thirty-first ward is good Progressive territory, and Mr. Brown is gottlng out among the voters and making a personal canvass. Assurances 'of sup port have been given him by some of the most actlvo workers in the ward. Mr. Brown was born In Charles City, la., in 1869, and came to Chicago in 1894. He went to work for the Chicago City Railway Company in 1896, and worked in that capacity for two years, leaving to take a position Anson H Brown. in the offices of tho International Har vester Company. While employed by the latter company he spent his apare time and evenings studying law and was admitted to tho bar. For the last eighteen years Mr. Brown has lived In the Thirty-first ward, his residence being at 521 West 61st place. He baa law offices at 9 South LaSallo street Mr. Brown la the type of man the people need In tho City Council. Able, energetic and wide awake, ho ia qual ified in every way to servo them hon estly and fearlessly. He has always taken an active Interest In the wel fare of the Thirty-first ward. He started the agitation for sheltered ele vated platforms and vestlbuled ele vated trains and he deserves credit for it. He will make a fine alder man. Harry H. Lamport's many friends are urging him to again mako tho raco for alderman In tho Twenty-third Ward. The great run he made before, when he cut down a Republican plu rality of 3,600 to a bare 600, makes his candidacy a favorite one. Frank L. Fowler, the well-known attorney, who mado such a grand raco for Congress in tho Tenth District, Is bolng talked of by many Democrats for Judgo of tho Superior Court bench. Several of the Aldermen have ex pressed wonderment that the big Tele phone Trust, which Is fighting bo hard to maintain high ratea, doea not adopt the automatic ayatem which baa lowered ratea and given satisfaction wherever tried. Ono alderman asserts that it is poa slble to supply local telephone service in cities at ,two cents per call, plus a rental charge ao low that every household could have service. This would help the eompany'a long distance business. Over capitalization and antique methods are what make telephone service between cltlea far removed ao high aa to be prohibitive. Tho public la watching the tele phone situation closely. It baa been milked so long to keep up big divi dends, that a reduction of ratea all along the line Is demanded. Telephone competition In Chicago is needed and needed badly. The people are sick and tired of be ing forced to submit to Jbe demands of the 'phone trusL They resent the gall of the trust In wanting the city to give It a monopoly and tbey are not going to stand for any such action by the city. For years they have suffered pa tiently the wrongs put upon them by the trust and they have come to the position where they are not going to stand for It any longer. Tho one thing that will put a stop to the high rates and poor service, from which the people of Chicago have suffered for years, la telephone competition. Chicago demands 'phone competi tion. M HilAFnlllH nlAnli la af,wl4 In A aim m m .1 Ing a referendum on tho transporta tton questions of subway and mergers. Aro tho people to bo sold out again in tho matter of flxlne telentinnn f rates? Tho situation at present looks very runny. Export Bemls' report was far from satisfactory to telephone subscribers. It did not go far enough In tho matter of rate reduction. But tho trust possibly to throw dust In tho eyes of tho public and of the nl dormon, pretend to fight Bemls' re port, One thing Is sure, the people lfflHKalalalalalalaVSv PERSONAL NOTES are aroused and the adoption of a scheme favorable to the trust will only fan the flames of indignation now beginning to blate. How tho people of Chicago do auf or from that Boll phonel The broken oar druma which so many of ita patrona complain of aro aa nothing compared to the lost tem pera of usually good natured patrona, who get wrong numbera and other wrong treatment .Not to apeak of the broken reat of people aroused from their beda by these aame mistakes and who are ao mad themselves that they fall to grasp the predicament of the fellow at the other end of the line who haa paid a nickel In advance to havo "wrong number" slammed into hla oar. Then tho tedious wait for the right number! Some times mlnutea elapse before the operator finds her stick of gum or geta ready to answer. The Telephone 1'rust in order to throw duat la tho eyee of the public haa announced that It haa ait aside tea million for pensions to tto em ployee la all the compaalea that It owns. If the Telephone Trust can afford to divide tea million of dollara ao pensions to Ita employoa after paying eight per cent dlvldenda to Ita stock holdoro, than the city eounell ought to bo convinced that It can otart a big reduction la telephone ratea. All of thooo mllliona come out of the pocket of tho people and tho vlctlma of a monopoly are not apt to feel their burdena lightened by honied talk about pensions for employes. The people demand relief from the telephone burdena. They will keep on demanding re lief until they get it The head of the principal part of the Chicago end of the trust is quoted in a dally paper aa saying: "The Ave Bell Telephone Com panies, with headquarters in Chicago the Chicago Telephone Company, Central Union Telephone Company, the Cleveland Telephone Company, Michigan Stato Telephone Company and Wisconsin Telephone Company will adopt the pension, disability ben efits and insurance plan in behalf of their employ. "The approximate number of em ployes In' tho five companies operat ing in the flv atatea of Illinois, Wis consin, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, is 29,000." The trust elaima to bare over 800, 000 customer in Chicago alon. Why doesa't it do oomathing for ita customer T People will keep on asking why. Tho people demand a referendum vote on the question of telephone rates. Why don't the Phone lawyers in tho City Council allow the Phone Trust lawyers who appear of record to do tbo talking for tho Trust? The people sent them to the council to represent the people, and not the Phone Trust Let ua build up telephone competi tion and smash the Trust From the dust that the Telephone Trust is trying to throw in the eye of everybody Just now, it la evidently detormlned to fight evory attempt to lower high telephone rate. This leaves the public with but one recourae. Telephone competition must be built up and encouraged. The telephone trust want to add to the high cost of living, U wanta all nhnnna In Chleara placed on the nlckol-In-advanco baal and It haa tbo gall to aak tho Alder men Ao aanctlon thla robbing. Under tha proposed scheme, every time a housewife ordered a pound of butter by telephone she would have to deposit a nickel before telephon ing. But the telephone truat must havo vlctlma, otherwlae it could not con tinue to pay eight per cent per annum In dlvldenda to Ita atockholdera. The people of Chicago aro looked upon by the truat aa eaay marka, Telephone ratea aro entirely too high la Chicago. Tho Aldormoa havo a chance to lower them. Will they do ItT Chicago needs a high water pressure system. ai Olvo us tho Initiative and Roferon dum and lower telephone rates. Glvo tho people a referendum vote on tho telephone rates. Congressman Lyndon Evans would make a worthy Federal Judgo. In Albert G. Wheeler the financial and business world of Chicago has for a leader a man who enjoys tho highest esteem of the people. Albert J. Hopkins won tho everlast ing friendship of tho peoplo of Illi nois by his honest, clean and fearless record in tho United States Senate. Edward A. Dicker, former Munici pal Judge, Is tho cholco of thousands of Republicans to succeed Superior Court Judge Ben M. Smith, James S. Hopkins, tho well known attornoy, would sorvo tho people well on the bench, with Some the Day. In 1900 Chicago telephone aver aged 18 call per day. They aow average 6 call per day. Tho com pany 1 consequently- getting more money than ever for bad service. When the Ben monopoly was work ing overtime to get the city council to knock out the lUlnola Tunaol Tele phone Company' franchise Mayor Harrison expressed himself as believ ing that .hotter service could be ob tained from a dual telephone oervlce than from a staglo op. . "In every Instance that I have been personally iaforaed of," he said, "the two systems hay been about a cheap to the consumer as one. Competition seems to produce batter service. I really believe that better service caa be expected from two companies than from one." John J. McLaughlin would make a fine apeaker of the House. He is a man of ability and force whose whole public record has been ono of honesty and useful. William D. Munball would prove a winner aa the Democratic nominee for Judge of the Superior Court next spring. ""Tt OFFICES NEW CITY HALL. City Architect Tenth floor. South end. oard of Election Commissioner. Third floor. South end. Charles H. KeHerman. Anthony Ctarneckl. Howard 8. Taylor. .William H. Stuart, chief clerk. Charles H. Mitchell, attorney, oard of Examiner. Motor vehicle operators, 10th floor. North end. Moving picture operators, 10th floor. North end. Plumbers, 10th floor. North end. Stationary engineers, . 10th floor. North end. Board of Inspectors of public ve hicles, 3d floor. North end. oard of Local Improvamonta. General offices, 2d floor. South end. Public hearing rooms, 1st floor. North end. Law department, 2d floor. South ond. oiler Inspection. Sixth floor. South end. Building Department Seventh floor. North end. ridge Division. Fourth floor. North end. uolnooo Agent Vault floor. North end. City Attorney. Sixth floor. North end. City Cleric First floor. South end. City Collector. First floor. South end. City Comptroller. General office, 6th floor. North end. Auditor, Eth floor. North end. Paymaater, 6th floor. North end. Real estate agent, Eth floor. North end. City Council. Council chamber, 2d floor. North end. General committee-rooms, 2d floor. North end. Commute on finance, 2d floor. North end. ' . Committee on local transportation. 3d floor. Special park commission, 10th floor. North end. City Electrician, d Sixth floor. Center. "f City Hall. Superintendent, 3d floor. North end. Chief Janitor, 8d floor. North end. City Sealer. Vault floor. South end. City Statistician. Tenth floor. North end. City Treasurer. Second floor. Center. Civil Service Commission. General offices, 6th floor. South end. Examlnlng-room, 10th floor. Center. Bureau of Compensation. Vault floor. South end. Corporation Counsel. Fifth floor. South end. uroau of Engineering (City En gineer). Fourth floor. North end. Department of Electricity. Sixth floor. Center. Finance Committee. Second floor. North end. Fire Department Fire marshal, 1st floor. North end. Fire alarm telegraph, 6th floor. Cen ter. Firemen's pension fund, secretary of board of trustees (city clerk), 1st floor. South end. Bureau of Oas Inspection. Vault floor. South end. Inspector of Oils. Tenth floor. South end. Harbor Division. Fourth floor. North end, Department of Health. Commissioner of health, 7th floor. Bureau of food inspection, 7th floor. Bureau of sanitary inspection, 7th floor. Bureau of contagious diseases, 7th floor, Bureau of vital statistics, 7th floor. Department of Law. Corporation counsel, 5th floor. South end. City attorney, 6th floor. North end. Prosecuting attorney, 6th floor. North end. - Special assessment attorney, 2d floor South end.' Lo'cal Transportation Committee. Third floor. North end. Local Transportation (Traction Ex pert). Third floor, North end, tSHvv2' lalammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmVESf' uiSflflHult Mirf: BfggflggflggflggflggagraRudMi 'Hi vi omaitttTi T1A 3Sf aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaBIMMBIBawjw' fsn3wBpJrBVHBmVBBFaVT!9)vn aTn XBBjajga).v WlBfrr TTmmmBBF 'l r 4BHSaHESpr 1BB9aftiiBmmmmmvV"V'n''i ' ' MBBammmmmaV Hr$990flamQmmmmmm sS-AIt fa Ji)iBBmmmmmm0PSB ft rfaSjMFflsr. 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Southwest Side Schults, Donaboe Stewart South Side Fisher, Bergea, Carr. Committee on WUmette Bxtensloa. of the Northwestern Elevated Rail roadBlock, Twigg, Bchults, Fisher, Capltaln. Through Routes Block, Lipps Healy. Committee to Keep la Touch With, the Elevated Road' Vakiattea Cob miaaloa Block, Meheit Utpe, Loag. TSEIFEN. Brewing Company, J H i 4$ : ,,' - i Mfi V-J. .i : m)tma)&H,iure?v mM &&fe ifsixfymiim,) ms9$. mj&mmbi&s&iMit UTK-JTXIVT'S