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CSRA&S " Meres' at Satan OtM Mattar October 11, ISM, at tho Peat Offlee at Ohleage, Illinois, linear Act of March Ird, lira. INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE. Entered aa Second Claaa Matter October 11, 1SM, at Office at Chicago, llllnole, under Act of Mareh ard, ifri. TWENTY-FOURTH YEAR, SO. 111. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, FJCBBUA1Y 8, 1013. fl&ftSSflf WHOLE NTTMBEIt l.flie V - "V,?pK,sSSl" AJtiltiiftMii -WBL. T r- ". - 4k bbbbbbb BH GOVERNOR DUNNE First Democratic Governor in Twenty Years Is Inaugurated at Springfield Amid Great Crowds and Rejoicing. He Outlines His Policy in a Vigorous Speech Fall of Recommendations for Much Needed Reforms. The Changing of the Names of Hundreds of Chicago Streets Without Any Good Reason Said to Help Sign Graft. General Gossip of the Around by Governor Edward F. Dunne, tho first Democratic governor in twenty years, waa Inaugurated at Springfield before a great and dlstlngulahed crowd of hie fellow-cltlions on Mon. day. Everybody wiabea him success and a happy realisation of the many re forma advocated by him In hta lnau gural addren. Among thoae who were prominent at the inauguration of Governor Dunne were: Mr.'aud Mrs. Andrew J. , Graham, Mr, and, Mrs. Nelson N. Lamport, Roger C. Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Charlea J. Voplcka, M. J. Flynn, Charles 0. Fltzmorrls, Congressman Sabath, City Clerk F. D. Connery, Recorder Joseph F. Connery, John E. Traeger, Judge Charles A. McDon ald, Judgo Michael L. McKlnloy, Judge A. J. Petit, Miles J. Devlne, James A. Qulnn, former Governor Richard Yates and Mrs. Yates, Mrs. John R. Tanner. The changing of tho names of hun dreds of atreeta will be a fat thing for the fellows who mako the signs for street intersections. Thousands upon thousands of these will be neces sary if the council puts through the fad now proposed. It Is not known who is really behind this graft, but the streot sign people are not inimi cal to whoover Is. . Twenty years ago the Democrats Inaugurated a governor of Illinois and bad a clear majority of both branches of the Stato Legislature. Twenty years ago the Democrats Inaugurated a Democratic President of tho United States and controlled both houses of Congress. Two years later they lost the Legis lature and Congress and four years later tho President and the .Gover nor. It has takon eighteen years to par tially rogaln tho ground lost. All of which provoB that there Is very Uttlo In politico for ono party to get too elated about, as the pooplo aro closo observers and novor fall to get In their work. The dose of knock-out drops that Johnnie Rlchort declared ho got the night ho was "dazed" has not de terred him from Inviting a knock-out for hlB treasureshlp hopes. The Chicago Trlbuno has paid a high tribute to tho splendid adminis tration of the Sanitary District by President Smyth and his colleagues. The Trlbuno proves by figures that, while tho city is suffering for funds, due to more or less extravagance, the , Sanitary District is rolling In wealth because its affairs have been econom ically administered. This Is the hardest crack that our long-legged friend, R. R. McCormtck, hat received since the people batted him out of office, Reconstruction of tho sewer system in the downtown district, at an ex pense of approximately f2,OOQ',000, Is being considered by a subcommittee of the Council committee on streets and alleys. Publlo meetings will be held in the near future to disouss the plan In all Its bearings, with reference to loca tion of new sewers and the manner In Political and Municipal Men Who Make Public which an assessment will be spread to cover cost of construction. At a meeting of the streets and al leys committee the subject was re ferred to a subcommittee, composed of Aldermen Holding, McDonald and Cross, to make arrangements for the holding of public discussions. Rep resentatives of publlo utility corpor ations will be asked to take part. City employes are all enthusiastic about "Dated Johnnie" Rlchert for city treasurer. His able management of the Council Finance Committee cost them only twenty per cent of their salaries. This will leavo more money, In the treasury to draw inter est on. The tax-eaters are determined to confiscate Chicago property. Instead of cutting down high salaries, they aro going to the' legislature to have the taxes of the pooplo raised. Mayor Harrison's manly stand for telephone competition will figure In national politics yet. Tho people of the whole country hate monopoly. The only thing the Muni. Voters gang could say against Alderman Ryan of the Fourth Ward was that he opposed their pot Dasy Rlchert last spring. Lieutenant-Governor O'Hara starts In vigorously and shows that he has the right stuff In him. Remember the Aldermen who vote to reduce salaries of city employes twenty per cent and their vote to dis tribute 1700,000, that should be taken off of tho telephone burden of their constituents, among the employes of the Telephone Trust. Take this tip from us: Frank Connery will bo renominated and re elected city clerk boyond tho ques tion of a doubt. , Mayor Harrison has tho people with him In has attitude for tolophono competition and against tolophono monopoly. Tho fellow who got up the list of proposed new street names must bo stuck on the name Clara. Medlll avenue, Kemper place and several other well-known streets aro doomed to be called Clara street. Colonel Bernard A. Eckhart has been deservlngly honored by the naming of ono of the finest small parks In Chicago after him. The new pleasure ground between Chicago ave nue and Cornell street and Chase and Noble streets has been named Bern ard A. Eckhart Park, after him. The West Park System never had a bet ter friend than he. Indications of a great boom In traf fic over the Illinois and Michigan Canal are reported from the office of the commissioners, who forecast an appropriation from the State Legisla ture for the enlargement and better ment of the waterway. The commissioners report that never before has the outlook for prac tical use of the state's waterways World as It Is Passed Sentiment. . been more favorable. Many shippers who formerly have not used the canal have opened negotiations for barges, on which thoy may send their prod ucts from the lakes to the gulf. i So confident are many of the big shippers of the outlook for rehabilita tion and enlargement that they have already begun negotiations with the canal commissioners and other land owners, for dock and terminal Bites along the old water course. A Louisi ana cypress company has Informed the commissioners that it has In structed Its Illinois agents to secure a site for a distributing station be tween Chicago and Joliet. Hereto fore this firm has brought its lumber by barge as far ob Cairo and then re shipped by train for the North, Lists of proposed changes In street names were submitted to membors of the streets and alleys committee of the City Council for their consldera- tton. Because of disapproval by many property owners and tenants the committee will be In no haste to take action, It was announced. The Leasing Rosenthal-Walter L. Fisher gang of lantern-Jawed reform ers, sometimes called tho Munlclpil Voters League, want the people to mako their pet, Dazy Rlchert, city treasurer. Will thoy do it? Taxes are too high In Chicago, and yet the legislature is to be asked to raise them still higher. Dazy Rlchert, tho only good alder man In the City Council, Is too good a man for city treasurer. Beat him for his country's sake. Mayor Harrison and Presidentelect Wilson have the same feelings to-' wards ' monopoly. They are against it. "Dazed Johnnie" Rlchart will hardly do for city treasurer. He is not heavy enough for the Job. The poor peoplejiwho live on a nar row north side street now called Sulli van streot are to have their sensibili ties 'touched by seeing the street name changed to Bluff street. Tho Ancient Order of Hats at tracted much attention at Springfield, especially those who marched In tight boots. The Muni. Voters League Is solid for Dazy Rlchert. Ho iloeB as ho Is told. All historic street names are to be dropped. Cloveland avenue becomes North Normal avenuo; Webster ave nue, Palmer street; Medlll avenue, Clara street; Chestnut place, Ethel court; Vlncennes avenue, Empire avenuo; North Shore avenue, Imperial street; Shakespeare avenue, Castello avenue. And so on ad nauseum. Any attempt to lengthen the terms of aldermen Bhould be squelched. The term of two years is plenty long enough. Until we have the recall the EDWARD F. DUNNE, Governor of Illinois. shorter the term for an official the better for the peoplo. The people can re-elect a good alderman and at the same time they don't have to watt too long to get a crack at a bad one. Charles J. Voplcka, the well-known brewer and public-spirited Cblcagoan, was one of the strongest supporters of Governor Dunne In his campaign. 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' Fresident-Elect Wilson and Mayor Harrison Are Alike in Saying that Competition Should Be Encouraged. The Telephone Trust Has It All Its Own Way Just Now, but the Time Is Coming When It Won't. The Handing Back of Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars to the Trust Instead of Reducing the Public Burden Still Rankles. Tho peoplo of tho United States aro opposed to monopoly of all kinds. President-Elect Wilson, In his re cent speech in Chicago, strongly de nounced monopoly, especially by cor porations. Mayor Harrison has declared for competition In the telephone field and says that the people get better serv- I . Ice with two companies In the field than if there was only one In the field. Of course they do. The Trust service Is bad enough in Chicago today as it is. What would it be it the Automatlo Company was not in the field, Competition by the Automatlo Tele phone Company has forced the Trust Company to make some necessary im provements that It would never have made without competition. The American people are opposed to being turned over to the tender mercies of any corporation as mero serfs. With telephone monopoly they would be serfs In Chicago sure enough. The telephone charges of the Trust in this city aro outrageous as It is. What would they be If tho Auto matic competition was driven from the flold? Encourage tho Automatic to defeat monopoly. It gives tho best scrvlco In every way now. Tho paid champions of utility mon opoly aro at work. Watch them. They will bear watching, Tolophono users who have been pay ing high prices to tho Trust view with plcasuro the attitude of President-elect Wilson towards monopoly. Presidentelect Wilson says that monopoly must go and the Phono Trust Is tho biggest monopoly in the country. Many peoplo regret that tho prosont administration has not boon more vig orous In Its opposition to Telephone Monopoly than It has. Attorney General Wlckersham has called the attention of tho Interstate Commerce Commission to alleged dis crimination agatnst Independent com panies, especially In long dlstanco Bcrvlce. Calling tho commission's attention to the Immensity of tho subject, Mr. WIckorsham said: "Thero are said to be some 20,000 Independent telephone companies, ropresonttng Investments aggregating many millions of dollars, which to gether oporato mora than 4,000,000 telephones, No ono of thoso companies represents capital or business com parablo in slzo with that of tho Amer ican company or any of Its principal subsidiary companies. "Tho American Telepliono nnd Tele graph Company, either directly or through subsidiary companies whoso stock It owns, oporato what Is known generally as tho Doll tolophono sys tem, which reaches upwards of 70, 000 places, distributed among prac tically all tho states of tho union, hnvlng sorno 4,G00,000 tolophonos in uso, and operating tho principal long distance lines between tho states. "It has an Invested capital of a book valuo of nearly ?GOO,000,000. It also Is tho owner of a largo block of stock of tho Wostern Union Telegraph Company, through which It practically controls tho operations of tho telo graph and cablo linos of that corpora tion." A referendum on phone rates would glvo the peoplo a chance to oxpress their feelings toward tho monopoly, Several of the Aldermen havo ex pressed wonderment that the big Tele phone Trust, which la fighting so hard to maintain high rates, does not adopt tho automatlo system which has lowered rates and given satisfaction wherever tried, One alderman asserts that it is pos sible to supply local telephone service In cities at two cents per call, plus a rental charge so low that every household could have service. This would help the company's long distance business. Over capitalization and antique methods are what make telephone service between cities far removed so high as to be prohibitive. The Telephone Trust will ba fought by the people until It ceases to be ft monopoly and until its charges are as reasonable as the government It self would charge for similar public service. People who Imagine that the pass ing of an ordinance by the City Coun cil will do away with a publlo demand for better conditions and lower rates in the telephone service are mistaken. The teleDhone la a necna.ltv in h peoplo and no one knows this better than tho monopoly which controla It. Tho purchase of nowspapers or the purchase of public officials will not help tho cnoso of monopoly. The newspapers which support mo nopoly havo lost their Influence with tho publlo, which is Intelligent and possessed of a good memory. Public officials who glvo away the people's rights or show favors to the tolophono monopoly will not be for gotton, On the contrary, they will be prop erly branded and will be retired to private life. Tho peoplo are In no frame of mind to be trifled with. Thoy aro showing this every day and at every election. The man who sells them out to a trust may win the approbation .of some milllonalro-ownod dally papor, but the common citizen, who is in sulted, neglocted and overcharged by tho telephone service, will not forget. Thero is one thing that the average voter has a knife up his sleeve for. That thing Is tho public official who favors tho Tolophono Trust. A referendum on phono rates will mean lower rates. Tho fact Is dawning upon tho pub Ho that tho Phono Trust hangB on to Us nntlquo and out-of-date equipment Just to keop prices up. Tho oldor tho kind of Instrument In uso tho oaslor It Is to pllo up a lot of llguros, prov ing tho great cost of maintenance, and thlB great coat has to bo added to tho telopbono bill of tho subscriber. Tho only reason why tho tolophono Trust will not uso tho automatic sys tem Ib because it can mako moro inonoy out of tho public with ita anti quated service. England has adoptod tho automatlo servlco, and so has far away Australia and Now Zealand, Tho Trust Is so busy garnering a great fortune from tho pooplo of Chicago that all that it wautB 1b a numbor of frlondly aldormen, and "tho peoplo bo d d." Every effort la being mado by the Trust to cloud tho real situation and got away with another schedule of high prices. Evory subject oxcopt the real ono ovorchargo of tolophono rates Is brought up by the company's agonts at Council Commit too meet ings. The rates should be cut In half to begin with, and tho company Bhould be obliged to Install automatlo secret service, A referendum on phono rates Is demanded by tho people. The peoplo aro entitled to lower tolophono rates, Tho aldermen havo a chanco to help out tbolr constituents and save money for them In this direction. Will thoy do It? nsn, .Am, , w. a. fc. .. tn .mX & tt&iiteflU a" &iy.st V i.f .