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Entered at Second Clan Matter October It. 1889, at the Pott Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of March 3, 1S79. INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NONE. Entered ns Second Class Matter October It. 1889, at the Pod Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of March 3, 1879. TWENTY-FOUUTIt YEAH, NO. 41. CHICAGO, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 191JJ. sm i'-ciC.ni s W J I () L K X V M 1 IE It 1 , 2 I I . NAMED BY DUNNE The Governor Announces a Large Number of Appointments, including Park Com missioners and Members of State Boards. The Telephone Trust is Likely to Lose its Hold on the Public with the Govern ment's Aid. Tho United States is Determined that Although the Phone Trust is Powerful it Cannot Own All the People at Once. Daily Newspapers May lie Purchased by It, but the American People Are Too Intelligent to Be Bought and Sold. Governor Dunno has mndu tho fol lowing appointments: Lincoln l'urk board William II. Helim, vice Fred I.. Wllk; Leo Aus trian, reappointed; Human! T. .lung, vice Francis T. Simmons: Timothy .1. O'llryne, vlco llryun l.athrop; Uanlul F. Hlce, vleu Onirics 11. 'Wilton. West Park board John Auilu, vlco .John F. Smulskl: .lames C. Deuvlr, vlco William C. Kggurt: .Michael Kol Iiissii, vlco William Kolacuk; Edward Mullen, vice Joseph O'DonnulL Hoard of pardons Charles K. Jon nlngs, Marlon county, vlco Ethan Al len Snlvely. Stnto board of administration James llylaud, Chicago, vlco II. It. Jltirroughs. Illvors and hikes commission Wal ter A. Shaw, Chicago, vice lshani Randolph. Industrial vommlst Ion Peter Aug steu, Chicago. (Jood roads coininisslou James Wilson, Ogle county. l.lo stock coininisslou J. F. Hrowu, Knox county. Fish and gamo commission .1. C. Dlttmar, Stephenson county (chair man), John II. Vaughau. Macoupin county, original. Illinois and Michigan canul commis sion Sherman I.. Marshall. Fulton county, vlco W. A. llosenlluld: Henry P. Dwyer, (Inmdy county, vlco ('harlot Anderson. Member of staio beard of charities l.'ilwuid F. Cany, Cook county, vlco .id u 'I. McAnnlly. Prro fcoil commissioner W. Scott Mnttuows, Jackson county, vlco A. Ilanby Jones. Chief factory Inspector Oscar F. Nelson, Cook county, vlco Kdgar T. Davles. Chief Inspector private employment ngencles Richard J. Knight, Cook county, vlco William II. Cruden. Attorney Insurance dopurtinont Archibald McKlnley, Cook county, vlco Hlchard Vates. Member board of pharmacy -I ami I,, llrazok, Cook county, vlco J. F. Shrovo. Superintendent south side employ ment ollleo John Rowland. Cook county, vlco (1. M. Toboy. Superintendent north side employ ment ollleo August A. llerkes, Cook county, vlco Charles Mc.Mahou. Stato deportation ngent Joseph C. Callahan, Cook county, original. Colonel on governor's personal mil llary statf James K. Finn, Cook county. Member architects' examining board Michael B. Kane, Madison county, vlco Frldelln Oswald. Members dental examiners' board X. W. Cox, Alexander county, vlco Charles F. Pruyn: Charles F. O'Con nor, Cook county, vlco K. F. Huzoll; O. II. Selfort, Sangamon county, vlco T. A. llroadbent. Member barbers' examining board James Ahern, Cook county, vlco Charles E. Evuns. Superintendent Industrial School for mind William F. Schultz, Cook county. Trustees eastern state normal school, Charleston C, C. Leo, ColeB county, vlco Scott nurgett; H, W. Briscoe, Edgar county, vice II, Mar shall; Edward I). Rogers, Champaign county, vlco John Culp; E. B. Elston, Cumberland county, vlco Clarence H. Oxinan; J, M, Hicks, Jasper county, vlco urent H. Pinnoll. District tlsh and game wardons Dennis F. McCarthy, Cook county; Alva M. Clavln, Whltesldo county; J. 'Al. Eutwhlstlc, Mason county. Atslstunt stato II ro marshals Thomas J. Walsh, William J. liana lln, Patrick Cannon, ull of Chicago. Chicago remains supine at tho mercy of tho Telephone Trust, thanks to her aldermen. The city council has gone on record in favor of Tel ephone Monopoly and tho Folio Fed Press fans the cnthusdnsm of tho telephone serfs In public olllce. Other cities have more public spirit. Chi cago peoplo should digest the follow ing from the Paclllc Coast: Portland, Ore. Dissolution of tho alleged telephone monopoly on the Paclllc const by tho Amorlcan Tele phone nut) Telegraph lUimpany tho so-called Hell telephone trust Is sought by Attorney General Melloy nobis In the civil anti-trust tult tiled hero today. The government charges tho giant corporation and its subsidiaries with absorbing Independent telephone com panies to destroy competition and create a monopoly in Oregon, Wash ington, Montana, and Idaho In viola tion of the Sherman law. This is the llrst attempt ever made to apply tho federal anti-trust statute to the telephone situation. The action was taken in the west because the attorney general believed there exit ted a peculiar situation de manding Immediate attention to cure evils said to have been brought about by unfair practices and illegal com binations. Tho attorney general asks tho court to compel the Hell companies to re linquish control of tho Independent Telephone company of Seattle, tho Homo Telephone company of Paget Sound, the Northwestern Long Dis tance Telephone company, tho Inter state Consolidated Telephone com pany, and tho Independent Long Dis tance Telephone company. If necessary to accomplish tho dis solution, the court Is asked to appoint a receiver for tho proportion. An Immediate Injunction or re straining order Is asked by tho gov ernment to prevent any further steps In pending foreclosure suits to trans fer the physical properties of the Northwestern Long Distance Tele phono companies to the Hell compa nies. Dell companies by reducing rates below a paying basis by giving free forvlce and by threats, It is alleged, have forced soverul independent com panies forming links In tho long dis tance Bystem of tho Xorthwostern company to violate their contracts for connections with the Xorthwestern company and to give tholr business exclusively to tho Hell concerns. Acquisition by Moll Interests of tho Independent Telephone company of Seattle, a link In tho Northwestern system, It is added, destroyed compe tition In that city. The bill recites the sale to tho noil Interests for 1550,000 or the Homo Tolophono company of Pugot Sound, although tho company was appraised at 2,927,i:i2. A Washington dispatch Bays that Attornoy Genera! Mclteynolds acting in testing tho applicability of the Sherman anti-trust law to the "tele phone trust" In the civil suit filed at Portland, Oregon, against tho alleged monopoly on the Paclllc coast re vived discussion of the probable ul timate policy of tho Wilson adminis tration towurd tho general telephone situation. Tho selection Is one of three sug gested courses: Enforced competition under the Sherman law. Toleration and encouragement of monopoly under federal regulation. Government ownership and opera tion of the telephone. While Attorney General Mclley. nolds has not reached a conclusion, It Is understood that his disposition is to leavo tho general tolophono trust problem to tho luterestate com merce commission for tho present. Tho freiuent drawing of telephone ofllclals on Cook County grand Juries is remarkablo. Governor Dunne lias Issued calls for special primaries and elections to fill vacancies caused by the roslgnn tlons of Justice John P, Hand of tho Supremo Court, Judgo I.OBlle D. Pu terbaugh of tho tenth judicial circuit find Judgo A. M. Otiiiau, robutu Judgo of 1'corla coti'.ty. Tho primaries wl I bo hold Sntur dny, September i:i, 'lillo the election vill come Monday, October 1!H. Tliu president of tho Chicago branch of the phone trust tin not been dr.twn on n grund Jury for 'wo months. Tho nxorngc nttloi tiiuii Is regarded ns n stllT by n number of citizens. This Is nn Injustice o ninny able mid meritorious men w! give up their time lor the peoplo n id do ninth pood for the city. The .ilderiniinle stlfi". properly speaking. Ik the fellow who is led by tho noso by tho Fono Fed dally preis and tin Stock Holders Union, otherwise tin M. V. I.. They never foul the public long. The amount of rft that will be gobbled betore that Midway is fairly commenced Is hard to compute1. Mr. 1). J. Xornio)h, an adle Chi cago lawyer, has been named by Gov ernor Dunne to (111 n vacancy on the stnto board of arbitration. Mr. Nor inoyle later on will be given some sort of an attorneyship. He may be made attorney for the Insurance de partment, succeeding former Gover nor Hlchard Yates. Hets aro freely offered that the telephone trust wins out again In tho council. Representative McAndrows may be come a candidate for City Treasurer or something else when his term ex pires next year. A number of candi dates are already in the Held for hit Congressional seat. It It believed, however, that If McAndrows should change Ills mind he will be renom inated without any trouble. Several ullcgcd restautants on Stato street have tho gall to put signs In front of their Joints to the effect that there Is "dancing every evening." This disgraco to Chicago should bo stopped. John C. KotX a hotel man agcr, told tho council commlttco on llcousos thnt the ii!,f. cbn hotels aro opposed to dancing In restaurants. "It's n prostitution of tin' business," he said. "No possible good can come from it. Think for a minute whether the respectadle class of business men would permit their dnughteri to at tend this class of festivities which are EDWARD F DUNNE. Popular Governor of Illinois. held at a lato hour of night when the condition of tho dancers Is not always one of sobriety. In a number of placet) I understand they even eu gage professionals to 'egg on' and lead tliOBo dancors." Taxi graft must bo pretty good for somebody. Take a look at Washing ton streot at tho southwest corner of tho City Hall Square. It Is reported that thoro aro HO, 3C0 buildings In Chicago without num bers. This Is hard on latter carriers, messengers and delivery men. WATER PROBLEM Chicago People Demand that the State of Illinois Take Hold of and Hun Their Water System. The Only Way to Get Good Service and Do Away with Meter Graft and Inefficiency. There Should Bo a Pumping Station at tlio Lake End of Every Section Line and a Sufficiency Would Hesult. Enough Money Is Collected from Water Kents Purposes to lSnild and Equip Two Hundred The demand fur state control and direction of Chicago's water system Is growing dally. People want more wa ter and stnto control will Insure It, at cheap rates, without meters In every house. With nn Inexhaustible supply of pure water right at Its door, Chicago has the poorest wator service of any city In tho world. Many great cities go hundreds of miles for their drinking water and carry it over mountain and valo In costly aqueducts. Chicago can hnVo all that sho wants by using ordinary common sense, but sho refuses to tako advantago of hor opportunity. Tho wnter supply of Chicago has been a fruitful source of political graft from tho beginning. Instead of using the earnings of tho department to build up and en largo tho water plant and Incrcaso tho supply tho surplus has been "bor rowed" year nftor year by other city funds, to Incrcaso tho pay and tho op portunities of political hirelings. If tho earnings of tho Chicago Wa- ter department wore properly np plied, there would be a pumping sta tion at tho lake end of every section lino In Chicago. This would give an abundance of water for tho homes, tho lawns, the streets, tho olllces, the shops and every place In Chicago' where water Is a nccsslty. There Is only one way out of the chronic water dllllculty In which Chi cago tlnds Itself. All this dreary drlvol about "home rule" must be dropped and tho Stato of Illinois asked to run our water sys tem on a iiou-piirtisuu and common Hence principle. With a competent board of engineers controlled by tho state and appointed by tho governor, running tho Chicago water works, the city would have an abundant sup pi' or that life giving and lite sustain Ing tluld. Thoie is no other calvatlon for Chi cago In the matter. I'uder local control tho Chicago wn ter works system turns wholly on graft nnd every cry for relief only awakens the cupidity of dealers In water meters nnd other appliances for circulating boodle where It will do the most good to boodlers ami tho most harm to Chlcngoaus. With phone rates ns high ns ever and taxes "." per cent higher than ever, Chicago lias had nil of tho Al dermaulc homo rule that It wants. Chicago gives to its peoplo tho poor est water servlco of any city In tho world for the money thoy pay for It. With an exhuustless body of fresh water at her door Chicago is constant ly talking about Installing wator meters in every Hat and in every homo to stop "waste." This Is In tho faco of the fact that tho enormous surplus In the wnter fund is constantly being appropriated to meet other expenses of tho city government Instead of being used to extend nnd build up the water system. Wnter meters In every Hat In Chicago would bring on n pes tilence In this big city In n short time. The follows who are shouting for wnter meters nro graftors, Every man who talks of wator motors or water waste in tho homos of Chicago should be charged as a public enemy. Tho peoplo cannot hnvo too much water. To limit Its use menus postllenco and disease, Now York goes MS miles for fresh wnter and tho groat aqueduct which carries It to her peoplo cost over $.rt00,000,000. u Is ono of tho marvels of modem times and ranks alongside of tho Panama Canal ns ono of the vendors of tho world. Liverpool, England, Is supplied with frosh water by nn aqueduct which brings a supply from Wales and yot thoro Is no tnlk of "wasto" over thore, Other European cities go ovon fnrthor for tholr supply of water. Ilut Chicago, with an nbundnnco at hand, is always howling about "waste." Who Is behind this wator metor graft anyway? An ononnous sum Is dlvorteil from tho wnter fund every year to supply the wants of othor city departments as you can learn from tho recom mendations of tho finance committee to the city council In the printed council reports. If the water fund was properly used, and Spent for Other Pumping Works. a pumping station could be built at tho lake end of every section lino In iho city. if this was done you would hear no more about "water wnsto" and tho necessity for meters In every house. iho water meter graft Is bobbing Its head up again. It is proposed to tax every lot In Chicago from ?200 to $600 for water meters, besides the great expeuso It will entail upon nil users of water. Chicago has an Immense water fund. If part of It was devoted to wards building pumping stations at the hike end of overy section lino in Chicago there would bo no water fam ine anywhere. Ii is astonishing what men tho v.iImi incii't people inn llilluelico to tluli hm el lIlllllOtlK rioii.e men wliu uiikIiI to Nuow del- el aii- iniMiig for water ineteis. More than that the high pressure" ichenie ii- niiiii AccokIIiik to Mime advocates It will only com ti 1 1 1 oi km t uilllluiif of dollars to I11M11II ineteis and a "high pretigiiru" bjtittin The poor will hnvo to pay tho com. With half this sum additional pump ing stations could bo built which would more than supply tho demand. A well known engineer who was ad vocating "hlj;li prepare" and wnter meters said tho other day, according to dally papeis, that ono of tho chlof troubles tu Chicago was the very high consumption of wnter, which averaged about 2,000 gnllons per capita dally, caused largelj ! waste and under ground linkacc from broken connec tions. As a reined- for w.ihte ho ii'coinmendi'il wnter meter-1. The test of the watei pressure made In tho loop shnwb an Insuillrieut prcssuio, hut he suld that the clt was Install ln a largo number of water mnliih. none under elahl Inches, and these would materially Improve the pres sure. The health or t!n- city demands plenty of water for i-erbody Tho lnstali"".;n - f meters would limit lb" tonsumi t on of water and mis' io price of Ihlng on the poor -iigher rates would have m be nnrped In the resldeuco dlfricts. and tonnnis would have to pa the wntr" rates, after the landlords ho-1 paid nn oxnibltant rnto for installing water meters This form of graft Is particularly objectionable to Chicago peoplo. '1 htv will not stand for It It hits everybody and It Is unnect -mry Competition nnd lower rates In the telephono Mold nro demanded by tho peoplo of Chicago. So strong Is this fooling growing nmong nil classes of tho community thnt tho ettoits of tho telephono trust i n Htlttn r-mnnntftfn,i nn.l l.'nm, m. rates will fall in tho long run, What an awful combination this tolophono trust Is. It controls tho tolophono servlco In eTory great city of tho country. It controls tho Western Union Telegraph Company. It controls tho CJonornl Electric Company. It controls tho Western Electric Company. And It keops up rates In order that tho peoplo may bo milked of groat dividends for stockholders.