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t&rw$inr? Wfmi-wmT -v- KRA A.. i T-rr.i vv. rf 3-ii8MLMP- Ct I) 1 1 a ij o i3gk fault Stcend Class Matter Oetobir 11. 1M, at th Pott at Chicago, Illinois, undtr Act of March 3rd, 1879. WlnBV TWENTY-FOURTH YEAR, NO. 27. PEOPLE'S CHOICE Tuesday's Election Resulted in the Elec tion of a Democratic City Treasurer, City Clerk and Superior Judge. Every Alderman Running for Re-Election Was a Victor and There Were Rig Surprises in Some Wards. The Bond Issue Ballot Went Through by a Very Small Majority and the Town of Cicero Was Not Annexed. In the New City Council the Republicans Following are tho results of last Tuesday's election: Judge of Superior Court. O'Connor (Democrat) 12r.,255 TInsman (Republican) 74.207 Leman (Progressive) 38,830 Benton (Socialist) ,.... 25,270 City Clerk. Connery (Democrat) 132,870 Potera (Republican) 50,932 Longenecker (Progressive) ... 44.S49 Howo (Socialist 24,443 City Treasurer. Flynn (Domocrat) 123,380 Peterson (Republican) 01,173 Moderwell (Progressive) 47,408 Vlnd (Socialist) 24,022 Annexation of Cicero. Chicago Vote. (For 124,820 Against 01,420 Cicero Voto. For 071 Against l.o H Dond Issuo. For 121,202 Against 118,883 Vote for aldermen: First Ward. Andrew Donovan, Prog., 711; Michael Konna, Dem., 4,358; Rice Wasbrough, Soc, 201; Henna's plurality, 3,047. . Second Ward. Alfred Tanser, Prog., 420; Thomas F. Ennls, Dem., 1,808; George F. Harding, Jr., Rep., 5,193; Samuel Block., Soc, 259; Hurd ings' plurality, 3,085. Third Ward. W. W. Mitchell, Prog., 2,386; Thomas D. Nash, 'Dem-., 4,012; Sanford K. Huston, Rep,, 1,023; Michael J, De Muth, Soc, 101; Nash's plurality, 1,726. Fourth Ward. Joseph F. Ryan, Dem., 5,648; Arthur W. Sullivan, Rep., 1,432; Carl J. Wegener, Soc, 434; Ryan's plurality, 4,216. Fifth Ward. John E. Jones, Prog., 318; Patrick J. Carr, Dem., 4,080; Joseph Pavolchik, Rep., 966; Henry P. Turner, Soc, 329; Car's plurality, 3,720. Sixth Ward. Harry Franklin Por ter, Prog., 1,309; Wlllam A. Harrison, Dem., 2,943; Theodore K. Long, Rep., 3,000; J. Clifford Cox, Soc, 131; Long's plurality, 957. Seventh Ward. Edward J. Hess, Prog,, 253; Oscar W. Ecklard, Dem., 3,637; Bernard W. Snow, Rep., 3.4C5; John F. Caulfleld, Soc, 344; Charles E. Merrlam, Ind., 3,707; Mer'rlam's plurality, 130. Eighth Ward. Thomas H. McKon ney, Prog., 1,221; John R. Emerson, Dem., 3,210; John E. Tydon, Rop 1,712; John Morrison, Soc, 537; Emer son's plurality, 1,498. Ninth Ward. Hiram Vanderbllt, Prog., 2,847; John PryBtalskl, Dem., 2,702; William O. Hunt, Rep., 093; Harry J. LeCren, Soc, 978; Vander bllt'a plurality, 145. Tenth Ward. William Schlmelp fenlg, Frog., 453; Frank Klaus, Dem., 2,362; James McClorey, Rep., 1,666; Joseph J, Thomas, Jr., Soc, G67; Klaus' plurality, 696. Eleventh Wafd. William A. Downey, Prog., 242; Edward F, Culler ton, Dem., 3,256; John A. Pelka, Rep., 2,124; Frank Rajsl, Soc, 393; Culler ton's plurality, 1,132, Twelfth Ward (long term). Stephen J. Napleralskl, Prog., 402; Otto Kerner, Dem., 8,474; Rudolph Mulao, Rep., 2,911; Marcel Kulozyn ski, Boo., 688; Kernels plurality, 563, Twelfth Ward (short term). Alexander Jaslnskl, Frog., 368; Joseph the Democrats Will Have Forty-five Members, Twenty-one and the Progressives Four. I. Novak, Dem., 3,746; Otto Besscrer, Rep., 2,499; Charles Beranek,' Soc, 802; Novak's plurality, 1,247. Thirteenth Ward. Samuel P. Reese, Prog., 1,505; Thomas J. Ahern, Dem., 5,829; Nlnian H. Welch, Rep., 1,731; Joseph I. Granger, Soc, 407; John Ed ward Scully, Ind., 660; Ahorn's plur ality, 4,098. Fourteenth Ward. James N. Cow dor, Prog., 070; Michael F. Mahor, Dem., 3,030; James H. Lawloy, Hep,, 3,759; Charles Larney, Soc, 058; Law loy'B plurality, 129. Fifteenth Ward. Henry Utputol, Prog., 3,030; M. D. Grace, Dem., 2,078; Max Luster, Rep., 1,050; William E. Rodriguez, Soc, 2,292; Utpatol'B plur ality, 358. Sixteenth Ward. Stanley Henry Kunz, Dem., 3,435; Henry Schulon burg, Rep., 1,087; M. Sahud, Soc, C2S; Kunz's plurality, 2,448. Seventeenth Ward. Charles J. Ryberg, Prog., 204; Theodoro Luin, Dom 1,194; Lewis D. Sitts, Rop., 1, 395; N. F. Holm, Soc, 112; Sltts' plur ality, 201. Eighteenth Ward. Frederick H. Scheuermann, Prog., 392; Frank F. Gazzolo, Dem., 3,074; Andrew J. O'Donnell, Rep., 2,443; George W, Perry, Soc, 787; John J. Cassldy, Ind., 1,837; Gazzolo's plurality, 031. Nineteenth Ward. John Duff, Prog., 227; John Powers, Dem., 3,151; Jooeph Edelson, Soc, 540; Powers' plurality, 2,011. Twentieth Ward. Samuel Hcllor Prog., 1,291; Emanuel Abrahams, Dem., 2,380; Sam Golden, Soc, 264; Abrahams' plurality, 1,089. Twenty-first Ward. Georgo P. Braun, Prog., 1,722; Ellis Gelgor, Dem., 4,048; R. R. Baldwin, Rop., 1,242; Charles Roux, Soc, 485; Golger's plur ality, 2,276. Twonty-Becond Ward. Patrick H. Ragan, Prog., 972; Victor J. Schaetter, Dom., 4,860; Fred W. Forsborg, Rep., 841; Andrew Lafln, Soc, 1,095; Schaet fer's plurality, 3,705, Twenty-third Ward. Jacob A. Hey, Prog., 3,017; Harry H. Lamport, Dem., 3,564; Alfred O. Erlckson, Rop., 2, 178; C. B. Robol, Soc, 492; Hoy's plurality, 53. Twenty-fourth Ward. L. C. Hensel, Prog., 1,349; August Krumholz, Dem., 3,542; Joseph L. Cunningham, Rep., 973; John E. Noesen, Soc, 1,114; Krumholz's plurality, 2,193. Twenty-fifth Ward (long torm). Harper E. Oaborn, Prog., 2,204; Bur roll D. Jones, Dom., 3,063; Henry D. Capltaln, Rop., 5,193; Charles W. Greene, Soc, 288; Capltaln's plurality, 2,130. Twenty-fifth Ward (short term). L. D. Wallace, Dem., 3,205; Jacob Al bert Freund, Rop., 3,773; Paul Pause, Soc, 314; O, I. Backus, Ind., 2,939; Freund's plurality, 568, Twenty-sixth Ward. Anthony W. Stahmeyer, Frog., 2,028; Albert J. W. Appell, Dem., 2,863; William F. Llpps, Rep., 4,596; Charles F, Hohman, Soc, 941; Llpps' plurality, 1,733. Twenty-seventh Ward. G, Ed. Tre- blng, Dem., 4,623; John G, Bueikle, Rep., 1,277; William F. Gubblns, Soc, 1,707; Frank P, Mies, Ind., 2,333; Treblng's plurality, 1,190. Twenty-eighth Ward. M. J, Demp sey, Prog., 1,717; Edward J. Green, Dem., 2,630; Harry E. Littler, Rep., 8,514; A. A, Wigsness, Soc, 980; Littler1! plurality, 889. Twenty-ninth Ward. Felix B. Jan ovaky, Dem., 4,216; George M. Toboy, Rep., 2,622; J. H. Carbroy, Soc, 490; Janovsky'n plurality, 1,594. Thirtieth Ward. Georgo P. Latch ford, Dem., 4,346; John W. Courtney, Rep., 949; Aaron Henry, Soc, 345; Latchford's plurality, 3,497. Thirty-first Ward. Anson H. Brown, Prog., 1,872; John H. Dorsey, Dom., 3,368; James A. Kcarns, Rop., 3,797; William Henning, Soc, 699; Kearns' plurality, 429. Thirty-second Ward. Robert C. Thome, Prog., 1,398; Thomas M. Crane, Dem., 3,960; Albert J. Fisher, Rop., 4,990; John W. Deal, Soc, 510; Flsher'B plurality, 1,030. Thirty-third Ward. Amandus E. Hostler, Prog., 1,268; Charles A. Read ing, Dem., 3,112; Irwin R. Hazen, Rep., 4,917; Benjamin Z. OUn, Soc, 1,209; Hazen'a plurality, 1,805. Thirty-fourth Ward. Gideon Edel man, Prog., 1,331; Wlnfleld J. Held, Dem., 4,784; Frank Zeman, Rep., 2, 924; Steve Skala, Soc, 807; Held's plurality, 1,860. Thirty-fifth Ward. Everett S. Hughes, Prog., 1,141; Martin J, Healy, Dem., 5,043; Harry w. Skallerup, Rop., INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL CHICAGO, SATURDAY, APRIL 2,074; Rudolph Berkenhagcu, Soc, 1,135; Healy's plurality, 2,909. Alderman Snow did not gain roach from his Telephones friends or tho sup port of tho Phone Trust newspapers. Charles E. Merrlam beat him hands down, as everybody thought ho would. Who is the chief beneficiary of tho "automatic gas shut off" device? This wholly unnecessary Invention has been foisted upon tho property owners of Illinois to benefit some one. Now, who Is tho beneficiary? The shut off scheme costs tho taxpayers about $200 for every building, and that it Is not needed Is proven by the fact that peopte existed without It for all time before tho grafters behind it got to work. Tho Northwestern L local service is not improving. Aid. Hey presented an order directing the Committee on Local Transportation to tako up for Immediate consideration tho question of tho local service of the Northwest ern Elevated Railroad and the matter of requiring all express trains of said road to stop at the Fullerton avenue express station. John McGlllen is living up to his reputation as a great political gen eral. Tho next big fight commences right away. Petitions for all tho big coun ty offices to bo filled next year must be filed within nlno months. This in cludes congressmen, legislators, sher iff, county treasurer, county clerk, Pro bate, County and other judges, and clerks of their courts. Colonel Bernard A. Eckhart mado a strong plea for immediate submission of tho tax amendment to the constitu tion by the state legislature before tho City Club. Advocates of the vari ous constitutional amendments now pending at Springfield also spoko for the measures they favored. Georgo E. Cole, president of tho Initiative and Referendum League,, poke for the di rect legislation amendment. "The revenue laws of our great com monwealth are in crying need of re vision," said Col. Eckhart, who repre sented the Commercial Club, tho Chi cago Association of Commerce, the Civic Federation, tho Citizen's Asso ciation, the Chicago Real Entato Board, tho Chicago plan commission, tho Chicago Board of Trado and tho Industrial Club. "That no adequate tax reform can 1 liiMWBBMilWBBi kiiiiHFiiiiiTCs&MLjiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiH , .-fyfljiPPPPPpV bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb! 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"Intangible property practically es capes taxation altogether, and, as a re sult, we have a high rate burdensome to visible property, such as real estate, and Inadequate revenue for the opera tion of our government." Give us a referendum vote on tela phone rate. IN NONE. 5, 1013. PHONE ! The Trust Hopes to Get Its High Hate Ordinance Through the Council in Its Opening Hours. . Hopes that Its Pet Measure Will Go Through with Big Pile of Unfinished Business Very Quietly. But the People Are Awake to the Situation and Want a Square Deal in this Matter When It Comes Up. A Concern that Boasts of Its Profits and Its to Be Made to Give the Public Tho Phone Trust is in high hopes of getting its pet high-rate ordin ance through tho City Council In a quiet manner during the rush of tho opening hours of the now body. Thcro will bo so much unfinished business to attend to that tho Trust hopes that its hold on tho public pockctbook will bo retained by tho pas sago of Its fine scheme In tho "omni bus." Tho people of Chicago are awaro of tho fact that the Trust places its pro fits at 8103,000,000 for tho past flvo years and that It pays eight per cent in dividends. Committee. Thoreforo tho people demand lower rates, Has Expert Oemls, who Is receiv ing 50 a day from the City of Chi cago for "export work" on tho tele phone rateB, been working In the in terest of tho city or of tho Phone Trust? Many membors of the city council are asking this quostlon, and thou sands of telophone patrons want to know all about It. ONE thins is certain, It "Expert" Bemis' report is accepted by the al dermen, there will be no redaction In Entered at 8eeond data Matter October 11, 1tt, at the P Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Aot of March tod, , HOPE tolephono rates worth speaking about, and a number of aldormen will be on the carpet for betraying their con stituents. According to Bernls' statements mado in .the past tho peoplo ought to enjoy a reduction of rates to the cu tout of from 8350,000 to 8400,000. But that looks mighty uncertain now. Bemis has raised now issues. E. W. Bemis, investigator for the council commlttoo on gas, oil, and electric light, surprised tho aldermen again Tuesday. Tho only reductions ho would recommend In rates for tho low priced classes of rcsldenco tele phone service wero of tho "condi tional" variety. If his recommendations aro acted on, tho users of tho "nickel a day" telephones will got their excess calls for 4 cents each by agreeing to ac cept "tick-tick" sorvlce. In the samo way subscribers to tho 10 cents a day sorvlco could got n lower rato for their additional calls or they could exchange their two party lino for n single party sorvlco entitling them to S00 calls for $40 a year. Mr. Bemis was Instructed at the last meeting to report to what extent tho rates for theso two forms of sorv lco could bo lowered by distributing tho company's surplus between them. His falluro to do so raised many questions. Four cents for extra calls when tho Automatic Company Is giving all calls for two and a half cents each, Tho Phone Trust could do the samo and mako a big profit. Chicago peoplo have bocn sold out to tho tolephono trust by some of the Chicago aldormen. This fact is provod by tho Council records for tho past year. An "expert" showed that about 8900,000 should bo divided among tol ephono usors and ront payers In Chi cago. Then tho Company ploadod that it was going to raiso tho salaries of Us employes and pension thorn. That would cat up most of this sur plus. A number of tho Aldorraon bo lloved this, or protended to bellovo It. Chicago peoplo will get no phono reduction. And now comos the tolephono trust in its annual report Just printed, and says that after deducting nearly nlno millions of dollars from Its profits for tho purposo of raising salaries and pensions, It has a not profit of nearly ono hundred and threo million dollars loft. Tho Chicago Company is more ly an underlying branch of this mon opoly and all tho stuff that wo havo been hearing at tho Council Commit tee meetings has just been so much rot, pure and simple. Here is what the Tolephono Trust says Itself on this subject In its print ed report i "During ine rive year period be tween 1607 and 1912 the assets of the Bell Companies havo Increased f 311, 000,000, while the capital obligations and payables outstanding have In creased only a little over 8199,000,000. The surplus and reserves have in creased from 861,300,000 to 8164,200, 000, or nearly 8103,000,000, even attor letting aside 18,845,000 for the ben IvSPcSSml WHOLE NUMBER 1,221 HIGH Great Dividends Ought Justice. efit fund recently created for the em ployes." Any Alderman who votes for the Trust after reading this statement should bo retired to prlvato llfo. Tho now council can mako or un mako Its reputation on tho tolephono question. Tho peoplo aro allvo to this issuo. Brother Bemis has a queer way of figuring things. Tho "Export" appar ently sympathizes with tho poor Phone Trust, becuuso his recommen dation if adopted will keep tho public from getting any money back when their guarnntco fund Is moro than ex ceeded by tho nickels in tho slot. Tho expert said that whoro advan tage is taken of tho prlco of calls In addition to tho gunrantco of one call a day, tho subscriber must glvo up tho right to a rotund of cash paid when his coin box receipts fall below tho guaranteo ono month and go nbovo It tho following month. Ho computed tho total effect of this re duction as 873,000, although ho qual ified by saying a less number of sub scribers than ho figured might accedo to tho nickel first condition. Chicago Aldermen want to contin ue high rates for Chicago phono users. The Tolephono Trust has sent to thousands of its subscribers printed copies of Its annual report, covering tho year 1912. This report shows that tho Trust mado a not profit of $103,000,000 for tho flvo years oudlng January 1, 1913, after deducting all contemplated salary raises and pensions. How many efficient men aro con nected with tho Chicago Railways management? The Tclephono Trust is gradually gottlng a stranglo hold on tho peoplo through tho City Council. It has succeeded through its '"ex port" manipulators In having tho fol lowing things pretty well fixed: First Rates aro not to bo lowered. Second No ono is to bo allowed to use a tolephono for longer than flvo minutes at a time Third "Nickel first" phonos aro to bo installed everywhere as rapidly as possible Fourth Tho big surplus of $700,000 is not to bo divided among phono renters In lower ratos, but Is to bo kopt by tho Trust to pension such of its employes who do not dlo or loso tholr Jobs beforo they get old. Fifth Tho TruBt Is not to bo com pelled to Install automatic or other up-to-dato dovlcos in ordor that tho peopio may got improved sorvlco. Sixth Tho city is to be kept un der tho surveillance of tho Phono Trust and contlnuo to earn eight per cent dividends for it, until further orders. How many public officials aro own ed by tho Chicago Railways Com pany? Tho "blue print" graft at tho city ball, according to a council commit tee, foots up over 85.000 a year. Tho city should havo a bluo print plant of its own. ) rtkR . fcJT.f -rfVlpS