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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 04, 1912, Image 9

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LEARN THE REAL LOCAL ISSUE THEN VOTE
The trust newspapers are trying to blind the people as to the
real local issue of e election tomorrow.
They are pouring- volumes of abuse on Peter Bartzen or A. A.
McCormick, or they are praising them to the skies, according to
their politics.
The office of president of the county board is an important one.
But at this time it is not half so important -as the office of state's
attorney.
The people of Chicago are facing a crisis, and they must decide
that crisis in their way.
It is not for The Day Book nor any other newspaper to tell the
people how to vote. The people are quite capable of deciding that
for themselves.
But it is for The Day Book to point out that the trust news
papers are trying to throwdust in the eyes of the people by making
a great hullaballoo about one office while they are concentrating
every secret effort on another office.
On the peoplg!svchoice of a state's attorney tomorrow depends
the decency and the safety of Chicago for the next four years.
The office of state's attorney of Cook county has fallen into utter
disrepute.
It has been dominated by cheap politicians. It has become the
private property of trust newspapers and self-seeking publishers.
The question of who shall be our next state's attorney has passed
beyond all party bounds, and become one of men and their secret
alliances.
All the trust newspapers have conspired to represent to the
people that only two men," Maclay Hoyne, Democrat, and Lewis
Rinaker, Republican, are running for that office.
There are four men running for that office, but the names of the
other two, George I. Haight, Progressive, and William A. Cunnea,
Socialist, never are mentioned in the columns of the trust news
papers, i
Maclay Hoyne, the Democrat, accepted his nomination at the
Tiands of Andy Lawrence, publisher of the Hearst newspapers here.
Lawrence does not give nominations without promise of returns.
Who bends the knee to Lawrence before election, must bend the
knee to Lawrence after election.
The best proof of this is that when The Day Book asked Hoyne
his attitude toward Hearst gunmen, Hoyne said he never had
heard of such creatures.
Yet Hearst gunmen, within the last few months, have com
mitted two cold-blooded murders in Chicago, v

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