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desire my services as state's at
torney.' . .
"He finally said: Well, I win
take this matter up with the
mayor. Nothing will be done for
"On December 12, some time
after the above interview with
Mr. Lawrence, I ocmmunicated
the substance of it in a letter sent
by me to Mayor.Harrison, at his
"This conversation clearly and
truthfully shows the real reason
for the attitude of Lawrence and
the Hearst papers toward my can
didacy, and for his support of
"Mr. Devine says that when
the slate was named up in the
Briggs house, Mayor Harrison
made a speech advocating his se
lection as the candidate for state's
attorney. Then Lawrence oiled
up the stea mroller, flattened out
the Devine adherents, the mayor
among them, and "put over" his
The nonchalant and open
handed way in which Mr. Law
rence offered to support Devine
for any other office, "say, for in
stance, chief justice of the muni
cipal court," shows the extent of
his generosity with YOUR
money, and with an office YOU
are supposed to select a man for.
Mr. Lawrence told Mr. Devine
the latter had never asked him if
he could be state's attorney.
Since when has it come to pass
in Chicago that a man aspiring
for an office in the gift of the peo
ple has been forced to ask Mr.
Lawrence for permission to .run?
The only thing we can't.under
stand is why Mr. Lawrence didn't .
offer to make Mr. Devine presi
dent, while he was in a generous
mood, and handing out offices.
Pretty soon the people of Chi
cago will get wise to why .Mr.
Lawrence left California, after
living there for several years.
Mr. Lawrence is eating a large I
lunch today. From 12 o'clock
until 3 his office was called up 8
times, and each time the tele
phone operator said he was "out
to lunch." Efforts to find him in
his usual haunU failed. But if
Mr. Lawrence has any explana
tion to make of this conversation,
he can make it right in The Day
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man, What's, up?
Brokes: The prices on every-
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