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SEVENTH, 18TH AND 20TH WARD
, r FIGHTS WEIRD MIXURS
The aldermanic scrap virtually will
. end tonight and the various candi
' dates will then lie back and -wait the
coming, of Tuesday and the decision
of Mr. Citizen.
The election is one of the strangest
Chicago ever suffered from. It is not
the' old fight between Democrat and
Republican. 'It is a fight between rival,
factions of the former parties for
The Sullivan Democrats, who have
the. .Hearst 'Democrats on the run,
are trying to further their, advantage.
The Hearst Democrats are trying to
regain theground that Hearst's advo- j
cacy of their cause.lost them.
The most interesting fight of the
lot is a Republican faction fight be
tween Bernard WSnow, demi-god of
the council during the reign of Busse,
and Merriamr the Progressive non
partisan, in the seventh ward.
The Eighteenth ward situation is a
mess. Frank Gazzolo, formerly a
very punk alderman, is trying to get
into the council again under the pro
gressive wing of Andy Lawrence.
The real Democrats, of the Eigh
teenth, whohaven'fany Hearst brand
on them, are opposing Gazzolo with
John -J. Cassidy, who probably will
get the labor vote. The Republicans
have put up Andrew J. 0!Donnell, a
lawyer" who has pledged himself to
progressive principles and who has
many .friends in the ward. Geo. W.
Perry is the Socialist candidate a
Cassidy lias pledged - himself
against the street railway merger
steal. Naturally. Perry Is dead
Politics and politicians are running
true to form in the "Bloody Twen
tieth." A secret tip was handed to
the friends of Samuel Heller, the
young Progressive opponent "of
Manny Abrahams, that cohorts of the1
latter would try to "get" him before
Hence', the ypung Mr. Heller finds
himself, in the painful position' oiPy
having to walk around with a body
guard provided by said friends, who '
donot want to see their only sal
vation from the election of Manny
violently removed." "
MannyJ like a tfue-blue AndyXaw
ren.ce candidate, has taken his" pro,
test against the candidacy of Heller,
to Judge Owens. This is not causing -much
loss of sleep in the Seller
camp, however. They know that Hel
ler is bona fide candidate and cannot
be removed from the ticket by anf
Manny's" only hope seems to be in
playing the old Hearst newsboy game .
of slugging his fair young rival.
"Don't talk to me about free eddi
cation," said Farmer Sloman. "What
good i has it done anybody anyway?
Makes young fellers too proud to do
anything, for a living but sit at a desk
and wear cuffs round their necks:
And the girls! Why, my missus can't
get a sarvant; says they all want to
be actresses, or teachers, or lady
clerks. " ' '
"And the best of it' is, after all the ,
larnln', some of 'em can't even spell.
There's young Johnson just puts a
sign over his coacn-house, and this is
how he spells 'carriage, g-a-r-a-g-e'l
Don't talk to me about frSe