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NOON. EDITION NOON EDITION
HAMLIN GARLAND, FAMOUS AUTHOR, URGES
THAT WE SIN NO MORE AGAINST OUR .
"NATURAL" CHILDREN STORY INSIDE '
THE DAY BOOK
W T P-wVi-
' Editor and Publisher,
An Adless Daily Newspaper,
500 South Peoria St
TeL Monroe 353.
VOL 2, NO. 207 Chicago, Saturday, May 31, 1913
POLITICS, JUDGES, STATE'S ATTORNEYS AND
GRAND JURIES IN A HIGH MIX
Over the Investigation of Alleged Frauds in the Election
. of a State s Attorney It Is Largely a Newspaper
and Political Fight The Public Interest.
BY N. Di COCHRAM
I have been reading everything published by all of the newspapers con
cerning judges, state's attorneys and. grand juries in connection with a pro
posed investigation of election frauds last fall, when on the face of the re
turns Maclay Hoyne was elected state's attorney over Rinnaker, Republi
can;. Cunnea, Socialist, and Haight,-Progressive.
Knowing none of the interested persons, I was trying to nd where
the public interest was the interest of the average man who doesn't make
his hving out of politics, but who is vitally interested in honest elections.
As the public necessarily gets its information from the newspapers,
I have been analyzing their attitude. It appears primarily to be a newspaper
fight, even the political side being subordinate to that.
On the ojne side are the Hearst papers The American and Examiner
anion the other side, all the other trust newspapers.
As Hoyne was Andy Lawrence's candidate and, has apparenly played
the Hearst game since he went into office, the Hearst papers are battling
for him, and the other papers against him.
When the, regular grand jury, with State's Attorney Hoyne in charge,
was impanelled in Judge Coopers court, the judge instructed the jury to
investigate election frauds. For
some reason or other grand juries in
Cook county appear to investigate
only what the state's attorney brings
before them; and' when this grand
iury .had. been kept husy by HoynjB
Jnvestigaghg a faked-up "crime;
trust," wnlch dwindled down to a few
clairvoyants, it reported on adjourn
ment that no evidence, about election
frauds was submitted to it
My.own opinion is that Hoyne and
the Hearst papfers worked up the