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PEEVISHNESS THE MAIN FACTOR AT THE COUNTY
, CONVENTION EVERYBODY'S SORE
Andrew M. Lawrence, Chicago
representative of William Ran
dolph Hearst, and boss of the
Hearst-Harrison so called dem
ocracy, harmonized the county
convention todaywith the .aid of
1,000 policemen, 100 deputy sher
iffs and'the fire department.
Late this afternoon the Law
renceites were in complete con
trol of the convention. The Sul
livan and Dunne followers among
the delegates did not attempt to
enter the hall. They did not pre
sent their credentials, and the
leaders were considering the ad
visability of a rump convention,
with a contest at Peoria, where
Sulljvan is expected to be su
preme. Before the Hearst-Harrison
people got into the hall of the 7th
Regiment Armjory, however, they
-had to batter in the doors, there,
was plenty of excitement, lots of
bunk, and a barrel of windjam
ming. The greatest row arose
over the appointment of Anthony
Czarnecki, republican member of
the election commission, to open
the convention by County Judge
Sullivan men last night 'secur
ed an injunction from Judge Mc
Kinley of the Superior court, fen
jpinjng Czarnecki frorn taking
any part in the convention. Large
" talk was indulged in by bolh sides
as to what would happen to any
person who violated the respec
tive court orders. Judge Owens
offered to send the militia on
guard at the hall, Judge McKin-j
ley or any one else to jail if his
order was ignored.
Coroner Hoffman was appoint
ed fo serve Judge McKinley's
writ, which was directed against
Czarnecki, Sheriff Zimmer, Chief
McWeeny and subordinates. Cor
oner. Hoffman made a few "at
tempts to serve his injunction, but
gave up after a few failures. He
was also cited for contempt by ,
Judge Owens. Everybody had
a fine time.
All last night militiamen were
on guard at the armory, ostens
ibly to protect state property.
Squads of policemen were out
side. This morning more police
men were detailed, until, at 10
o'clock, about a thousand of them
were on the outsidt looking in.
Col. Moriarity of the 7th Regi
ment, pulled off some blood-curling
remarks about corpses and
the coppers came back with sDme
cute repartee about breaking ,
heads. Much excitement.
At 9:30 this morning Czarnecki
arrived at the armory, dealt the .
door a few raps, and listened' to ,
the echo. He was sore. Again .
he rapped his knuckles on the
woodwork, and Capt. Thomas
Octigan stuck his head out the
window in an innocent way to see .
what the row was.
In a loud voice Czarnecki read
the order of Judge Owens. Octi
gan was not even polite. He
yawned during the proceeding!
"Did you hear that?" demanded
Czarnecki. "I did," answered Oc- ,
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