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EVER SEE AN AEROPLANE TURN CARTWHEEL?.
STORY INSIDE ABOUT ONE THAT DID
THE DAY BOOK
ft. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St.
TdL Monroe 353.
VOL. 2, NO. 188 Chicago, Thursday, May 8, 1913
BARRATT OUARA'S charge of conspiracy.
AGAINST BIG BUSINESS UPHELD
Senate Orders Full Investigation When Threat of Boss
Dick Sullivan To "Leave Illinois Without a
Lieutenant Governor" Is Revealed.
Springfield, III., May 8. The
charge that a conspiracy of Big Busi
ness is back of the attack on the
vpjersona! character of Lieut. Gov.
jBarratt O'Hara was born out this
The Senate went into committee
of the whole atnoon, and immediate
ly called M. Blair Coan, special in
vestigator for the Senate Welfare
Commission, to the stand.
Coan swore that on the night of
April' 28 he met Under Sheriff Dick
Sullivan, political boss of Sangamon
county, who produced the affidavit
against O'Hara, in the Leland Hotel
Coan swore that Sullivan told him
he "would leave Illinois without a
lieutenant governor," and "put the
Senate Welfare Commission out of
to the stand
vSam Davfs is. a member of the
locaf firm of Davis, Ensel & Com
pany, wholesale brewers, who are
said to supply beer to many of the
Ensel, the other member of the-
firm, is a former alderman here, and
is a friend of and a political connec
tion of Boss Dick Sullivan.
Coan says Sullivan told him h
was not going to see Ensel "dragged
in the mire."
"I met Sullivan in the Leland,"
Coan testified. "He told me the com
mission had better stay away from
Springfield. 'If they don't stay away
I'll produce affidavits that will put
the commission out of business and
the state will be without a lieutenant
governor.' That's what Sullivan told
"Later, Sullivan withdrew this
threat. He said the legislature was
only going to be in session a short
time, andthat if the commission con
tinued its investigations after the
Senate adjourned, he'd have all the
commission's members indicted.
" 'Co telF the members of the vice
business" jf Sam Davis wera called I commission that if they summon
anyone in Springfield beside the In
ternational Shoe Co., I'll produce the
affidavit,' Sullivan said at another
After Coan's testimony, the com
mittee of the whole arose, and Sen
ator Ettleson introduced a resolution