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tutored Meano" data Mattar Oetabar 11. 1MB, at tha Peat Offlea at Chicago, Illinois, undar Act of March 3rd, 1S79. INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE. Entarad aa Baeond Claaa Mattar Oetebar 11, 1iM, at hs Office at Chicago, Illinois undar Aet ef Marati artf, lirf. TWBNTY-FOUltTH YE AH, NO. 23. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 191. Vn'cSSfi WHOLE NUMBER 1,220 CLAIM LEWIS WON Many Democrats Throughout the State Declare that Colonel is Really Senator Elect from the Prairie State. Springfield State Register Is Openly Claiming His Election and Demands a Certificate Upon the Record. The City Forester and No The Spring Campaign. Is Waking Up and the Will Soon Name the Boys Who Friends of Colonel James Hamilton Lewis claim that ho is really senator elect at the present time. The Spring field Stoto Register, the leading Dem ocratic paper of Central Illinois says: That James Hamilton Lewis Is now the senator-elect and the senator to be, is now, among practical legisla tors' of all parties, no longor a matter of dispute. Tho method or his entering tho offtco only is opon. Tho follow ing undisputed conditions uro admit ted by all: By the vote of Thursday ho received a majority of the quorum of legisla tors legally asBomblod for tho election of a senator. This, by tho United States laws, elected him. Formerly, and up to ten years ago, It had boon hold that all of tho quorum must bo voting. Later precedents from tho United States senate and courts have qualified this, and now assort that tho number being present and a majority voting Is sufficient. In tho contost from Florida, Senator Call, a Demo crat, was accorded his seat by tho United States senate, though, at the time he was chosen, the Florida legis lature had a bare quorum present and a majority only of thoso voted. The same was tho causo of tho Re publican senator, Warren Miller, of New York. Senator Miller got only a majority of the votes of a major ity of the whole numbers assembled. By these he stands elected! If Colonel Lewis now wishes to take his certificate on this election, he enters the senate at the April ses sion with the certificate of the gov ernor and the attestation of the lieu tenant governor and the speaker of the house. If Colonel Lewis chooses to post pone his Immediate entry Into the senate and await to obtain hU full party vote in the legislature, 'so as to give the chance to all Democratic members to make good their pledges to the people, he can do so, and by this add a mere quantity to his pres ent number. That awful Joke, officially speaking, the City Forester, Is nt it again. The City Forester nevor does anything In summer. Winter is his time for mak ing a splurge. The City Forester was created by the Dellfuss ordinance which prohibited property owners from trimming, spraying or otherwise caring for trees planted by them selves In front of their own property. The City Forester is supposed to do all this, at a cost to the property own er of 2 per tree. The City Forester is never heard from In summer. Hence Chicago trees are dying off b) thousands, except on boulevards where the money of the taxpayers is r expended ror tne very ncn, uy para It boards. Winter being here and no trees in leaf, the City Forester has crawled out from under the pay roll long enough to sound his usual winter warning through the fad loving dally press. The tussock moth is here, the high salaried fellow declares. The tussock moth evidently doesn't fear the snow or the cold. That Is why the City Forester calls .attention to it in winter, The yawp published in the dailies is Interesting to the stu dent of fad conology, such aa the City Forester turns out Tussock moths are a danger to "human comfort," and to tree life, ac cording to the City Forester. "During July and August," the re- Again Heard From One Can Disprove His Assertions. port says, "the tussock moth was in its larva stage and doing an unlim ited amount of damage in various parts of the city. This insect seems to be increasing rapidly In Chicago and greater efforts must be put forth to check its ravages. It is becoming a serious menace to human comfort as woll as treo life. Two sprayers wero kept In operation during the months indicated to check tho spread of tho damage." If the City Forester docs any work, wo have never met any oho who ever saw any ono who ever saw him do it, and yet ho says it was impos sible to do all tho work requested of his office by tho public on account of tho small appropriation 17,100. A total of 14,813 trees were trim med and 400 trees wero planted, the cost of tho lattor being 2G cents per tree, during the year. "A general survey was mado of the three conditions in twoivo wards," tho report continues. "When this sur vey Is completed we will have plans indicating tho number and varieties of trees now growing in tho streots of the city, tho number of trees that should bo planted in each street to make the planting complete, the va riety of tree best suited to each local ity, the character of the soil in the parkways, the kind of pavement along the street and tho character of homes." The only way out of this labyrinth of falsehood and pretense is to let the property owners attend to their own trees and Chicago will once more have trees on her resldenco streets. The City Forester fad is played out. Besides it Is too much of a task on any man's imagination to force him to work up a report of what the fores try department does for $7,000 a year. Such a strain on the intellect as well as the conscience of any man is worth more money. If McCormlck nover did anything In addition to firing Qreor and Tatge from tho Civil Service Commission, that one act would endear him to the people Tho separation of this duet from the pay roll gavo popular satis faction. John McQIIlen, Chairman of tho Democratic County Control Commit tee, marched at the head of the 340 members of the Cook County Democ racy at the Inauguration of President Wilson. Secretary Robert E. Burke and President Daniel J, McMahon marched alongside of him. Chairman McQIIlen and Roger C. Sullivan used their influence to secure a fine place in the line for their followers. They were immediately behind the 1,600 members and three bands from Tam many Hal), New York, at the front end of the parade and in their silk hats and frock coats presented a fine appearance. The Hearst-Harrison branch did not fare so well.. It was nlflftail In n hail nn.lHnn fn tha tiarailn and did not reach the President's re viewing stand until nearly dark, al most two hours after the other Chicago boys had got through, Tammany Hall, 1,500 strong, headed by three bands, each "brave" topped with a pure white silk beaver and carrying a red, white and blue umbrella, accompanied by thirty-five "real Indians" in full tribal regalia, was marching at the inaugu- as It Is Winter Any of Battle of the Ballots Win. ration of tho first Democratic presi dent in twenty years. Foremost in this civic division came tho Woodrow Wilson club of Trenton. 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Both sections of the County De mocracy looked well at Washington, but the management did not start the City Hall end until after dark. The Democratic party is up to its old tricks. No sooner does it get the offices than it declares for civil serv ice reform and prohibits Job holders from taking part in politics. Down with such hypocrisy. The civil serv ice ladles who are running the county have adopted rules making a lot of political eunuchs out of men who have earned a place on the county pay rolls. Under the rules an em ploye may be removed for the follow ing causes: For being elected or seeking elec tion as an officer of a political club or organisation. For taking an active part in the management or conduct of a political campaign. For circulating petitions or seeking signatures to a petition provided for by any primary or election law. For collecting or distributing money for political purposes. For permitting the use of his name on any petition as a candidate for nomination or election to any public office, whethor federal, state, county or municipal. For recommending to the president of the county board or any other ap- WILLIAM A. PINKERTON The World Famous Dttsctlve, pointing officer himself or any other person for appointment to public office without being asked to do so. Automatic telephone service Is really the only service for a big city. It insures privacy and does away with the "wrong number" nuisance and other delays. PEOPLE'S PHONE The Automatic Service, which the Phone Trust Is Trying to Crush, Is the Only Real System. The Haughty Phone Trust, Not Promising Any Im provement, Would Add Time Limit to Present Poor Service. With Nickel In Advance to Start With, the Limitation of Conversation to Five Minutes Will Complete the Public Misery. Wrong Numbers, Poor Connections and Stupid Operators Have Already Left a Deep Impress on the Telephone Using Public. The Telephone Trust is gradually getting a strangle hold on the people through the City Council. ItNhas succeeded through its "ex pert" manipulators in having tho fol lowing things pretty well fixed: First Rates are not to bo lowered. Second No one is to be allowed to use a telephone for longer than five minutes at a time. Third "Nickel first" phones are to be installed everywhere as rapidly as possible. Fourth The big surplus of $700,000 Is not to be divided among phone renters in lower rates, but is to be kept by the Trust to pension such of Its employes who do not die or lose their Jobs before they get old. Fifth Tho Trust Is not to bo com pelled tto install automatic or other up-to-dato devices In order that tho peoplo may get Improved service Sixth Tho city is to be kept un der the surveillance of tho Phono Trust and contlnuo to cam eight per cent dividends for It, until further orders. , Thu "wrong number Trust," ns tho telephone Trust Is popularly known In Chicago, hns tho wrong number Hold nil to Itself. Its great niul grow ing competitor, tho Automatic Com pany, cannot glvo wrong numbers, ns its machines are peifcct and there are no stupid or willfully perverse em ployes to come botweou thu customor and tho person ho is talking to. There Is no "nickel llrst" about tho Auto matic and no sassy opeintor to insult an nliciuly injured patron, There Is no eavesdropping on tho Hue, for every connection Is absolutely private and secret. A largo number of tho Chicago Aldermen are in favor of obliging all telephone companies to install Automatic service, ns it is tho only tellable and absolutely satisfac tory ono. Besides It is much moro reasonable in cost. Tho Telephone Trust still occupies the paved streets and ullejs with its poles and wires. The fact Is dawning upon the pub lic that the Phone Trust hangs on to its antique and out-of-date equipment Just to keep prices up. The older the kind of instrument in use the easier it is to pile up a lot of figures, prov ing the great cost of maintenance, and this great cost has to bo added to the telephone bill of the subscriber, The only reason why the telephone Trust will not uso the automatic sys tem is because it can make more money out of the public with its anti quated service. England has adopted the automatic service, and so has far away Australia and New Zealand, Tho Trust is so busy garnering a great fortune from the people of Chicago that all that it wants is a numbor of friendly aldermen, and "the people bo d d." Every effort Is being made by the Trust to cloud the real situation and get away with another schedule of high prices. Every subject except the real one overcharge of telephone rates is brought up by the company's agents at Council Committee meet ings. The rates should be cut In half to begin with, and the company should be obliged to install automatlo secret service, The Telephone Trust will be fought by the people until it ceases to be a 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 public demand for better conditions and lower rates In the telephone service are mistakes. The telephone Is a necessity to the people and no one knows this better than the monopoly which controls It The purchase of newspapers, or tfte purchase of public officials will not help the cause of monopoly. The newspapers which support mo nopoly have lost their influence with the public, which Is Intelligent and possessed of a good memory. Public officials who give away the people's rights or show favors to the telophono monopoly will not be for gotten. On tho contrary, they will be prop erly branded and will be rotlrcd to prlvato life. Tho peoplo are in no frame of mind to bo trifled with. They are showing this every day and at overy election. Tho man who sells them out to a trust may win tho approbation of somo mllllonalro-owncd dally paper, but tho common citizen, who Is in sulted, ncgloctcd and overcharged by tho telophono sorvlco, will not forget. Thoro la ono thing that tho average voter has a knlto up his sloove for. That thing is tho public official who favors tho Telophono Trust. Tho telephono trust wants to add to tho high cost of living. It wants all phones In Chicago placed on the nlckol-in-advance basis and it lias the gall to ask the Alder men to sanction this robbing. Under the proposed scheme, every tlmo a housewife ordered a pound of butter by telophono she would have to deposit a nickel before telephon ing. Dut the telophone trust must have victims, otherwise It could not con tlnuo to pay eight per cent per annum In dividends to Its stockholders, Tho people of-Chicago are looked upon by the trust as easy marks. Tho Telophono Trust Is getting bold er every day. The "nickel first" phone ordered out by tho city council Is in ovldonco all around. Tho Phono Trust defies tho author ities. It thinks that it owns the public. Perhaps, somo day, It will learu its mistake The public should encourage tho In dependent companies. If the Council abolishes the flat telephone rate for the reason that the telophono trust asks it to abolish It, then the Council should order the company to give a rebate of two cents upon every five-cent call. The tele phono trust complains that flat rate phonoB increaso its burden 25 per cent. That usors of flat rate phones only pay ono and a half cents a call, while the wbolo servlco, modtum and flat, costs the company over two cents a call. Very well, let tho Alder men say to the phone crowd: "We have cut off 25 per cent of your bur den. This will increase your revenue. Give the people the benefit and let them have a robate of two cents rq every call." If tho city map department wishes to do something reasonable and hon est, let It enforce the street number ing ordinance. There are 60,000 houses in Chicago without new or any kind of numbers, The public is watcnlng the tele phone situation closely. It has been milked so long to keep up big divi dends, that a reduction of rates all along the line is demanded. U yA.u'w K.