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THE DAY BdOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
TEE. MONROE 353
Vol.' 1, No. 6- Chicago, Friday, Dec. 151911 One Cent
ONE HUNDRED POLICEMEN FIGliT FOR FOUR
HOURS TO TLgRN ASSESSOR OUTOFOFFICE
Maybe State. Militia Will Be Needed to keep Henry .
Arnold, of Denver, Who Soaked Corporations and
, "Rehjigged" on Machine, Oat.
Denver, Colp., Dec. 15. It
took one' hundred policemen four
hours yesterday to put Henry J.
Arnold," county assessor," out of
his ofijce. ."
And today 50 policemen are
guarding P. E.-liilts, the new in
cumbent of tjie office, and Gov
ernor "Shafroth Jis considering'
the advisability of ordering out
state troops to prevent further
, The trouble over the assessor
ship" Has arisen out of the consol
idation. of the city and county of
Denver, and a little difference be
tween Arnold, and the Demo
cratic machine which elected
him. . ,.
Arnold Was elected county as
sesjsor of ,Denver on the machine
'ticket. .For "which favor, the raa
.chiriV expected him to be duly
grateful when it came to assess
ing time. J
But sKortly'after he was elect
ed, Arnold put hjs ear' to the
'ground, and thereby heard cer
tain mumurs. of popular disap-
,proval "of -the -'Democratic ma
chine, of 'which Mayor 'Robert E.
Speer isrthe fountainhead.
Arnold decided he didn't want
to be a machine man any more,
and" he also decided- that maybe
he would like to . be 'mayor of
Denver; on an independent ticket.
When assessjng time came,
Arnold began to play" hob. He
announced that a number of Den
ver's " 'corporations which had
controlled the city and also its
millionaires, were going to be as
sessed at just what the actual val
ues of their property.
When this horrible news was
carried to the Democratic ma
chine which you will remember,
elected Arftold.the members of
that 'highminded body of citi
zens, raised their hands in hor
ror. Peputations wen sent to.sefe
Arnold, to argue with him, to
plead with him, to threaten him,
to do anything that Would make
him stop his career of destruction
of the-sacred rights of the cor
porations. -Arnold-received the deputa-