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A ST&RYVTHST EXP&J&S
A LOT OF THINGS
Consider John E. Owens, judge
of the' Cook county court.
Yesterday, before Judge Mich
ael L. McKinley, of the Superior
court, Owens told a whole lot of
things about himself.
They were things that the trust
newspapers because 'they are so
busy combining against union
labordo not seem to think worth
But they ought to be very 'in-,
teresting to the people of Chi-,
Attorney Alfred S. Austrian
was questioning Owens about his
actions at the time of the last law
less, disgraceful CooTc county
Austrian wanted to know where
Owens went when he learned that
Judge McKinley had entered an
ordeSrrestralning anyone from in
terfering with Chairman John
MqGillen of the Democratic
courity -central comhiittee's use of
the Seventh Regiment's arnfory, J
which McGiIlen had leased.
And Owens told him.
Owens, as soon as lie got wor,d
of McKmley's injunction, went
running up to the Hearst build
ing to the office of Andy Law
rence. Mind y?u, Owens, judgeofthe
County Court, one of thfse be
ings who mTaft claims, is far su
perior tctall other .human, beings,
did not have Andy come and see
him. He went running to Andy
in Andy's own office in file Hearst
Furthermore, 'Owens 'admitted"
that most of the political tools of
the Chicago newspaper trust -were
hanging arotmd Andy's of
fice in the Hearst building that
Frank Wilson, county attorney,
was there. Election Commis ;
skmer Czarnecki, the Republican
whom Owens put in charge of a
Democratic convention,, may I
have been there. Owens' mem
ory went on the blink when he
was asked about Czarnecki, but'
he would not deny that Czarnecki
was there; Robert Redfield, the
man whom Czarnecki contrived
to have "elected" chairman of" the .
Democratic convention, was
there. Charles H. Mitchell, at-
torney fo rthe election board,
may have been there. Owens'
memory was very punk whenever
the names of election commission
officials was mentioned.
But it ought to be real inter
esting to the people of Chicago to
know that the man who frankly
says he thinks'he is the asolutet
boss of all the election machinery
of Cook county, went running to
Andy Lawrence, like a dog- to his
master, the minute there was a
little trouble in the air. -.
It explains so many things.
-Perhaps some of the people of "
Chicago who haye not been, able
to understand why the whole po
lice force is being used to protect -negro
strike breakers and arrest
union newsboys, while citizens in
dying conditions'are left without
attention, may get a little light
from Owens' explanation of how
he acts as county judge.
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