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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 14, 1913, Image 4',
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IT'S TIME FOR CHICAGO DEMOCRATS TO CUT LOOSE
FROM THE HEARST INFLUENCE
If Democrats want to save their party in Chicago they might
as well begin now to defeat for nomination any candidate who wears
the Hearst collar.
Hearst's record as a Democrat is as spotted as a leopard's hide.
Whenever he couldn't have his own way, he bolted and did what he
could to beat the party, either as some sort of independent or an
open ally of the Republicans.
He stuck the knife into Bryan in 1908 and did all he could to
Last year he fought Bryan and tried to prevent the nomina
tion of Wilson by bitter attacks in all his papers before the Balti
Whenever he has succeeded in getting one of his tools into
office, he has used the office to further his own interests instead of
'trying to strengthen the Democratic party.
In Chicago he has largely discredited the Democratic party with
organized labor by using the police force and sheriff's office as strike
breaking agencies for his own papers.
The large Democratic vote for Cunnea for state's attorney
v.'"r.n't so much a protest against Mactay Hoyne personally, as it
was a protest against Hearst rule in the Chicago Democracy; and
Hoyne was scratched because he was believed to be a Hearst can
didate. Unless the Chicago Democracy throws off the Hearst yoke, it
will wake up the morning after the next mayoralty election to find
the town in the hands of the Republicans.
Hearst's Chicago newspapers are now on the unfair list of the
Chicago Federation of Labor, and "there are thousands of Demo
cratic voters affiliated with that union organization.
The Democratic party isn't made up of plutes, and if it loses
the support of Democrats Who are union workers, it might as well
go into the hands of a receiver and give up the ghost.
Prosy Person I suppose, my
dear Mr. Gotrox, that you have
used Make hay while the sun
Gotrox Certainly, sir; certainly!
But that's only half of it. You
should add that I made the hay
from .the grass other people let
grow under their feet-
CUNNEA STILL GAINS
Glaring inaccuracies in tabu
lating the vote for state's attor-
, n if a m ney was shown in the 20th pre
sumes' as your lite s motto? Mr. , .. T.. . ... , . V
Cunnea-Hoyne contest this after
Cunnea's total gain in the
wards recounted, including a por
tion of the third, is over 1,600.