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FINAL EDITION FINAL EDITION
ITALY HAS A KING WHO IS A REAL HUMAN
BEING AND A FINE OLD DAD STORY INSIDE
THE DAY BOOK
v An Adless Daily Newspaper.
: N. JD. Cochran, -gggps ,M 500 South Peoria St
Editor and Publisher. TilsP - TeL Monroe 353.
VOL 2, NO. 207 Chicago, Saturday, May 31 , 1 91 3 ONE CENT
POLITICS, jtfffGES, 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. D. COCHRAN
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 findt where
the public interest was the interest of the average man who doesn't make
his living 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 one side are the Hearst papere The American and Examiner
and on 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 cnarce,
was impanelled in. Judge Cooper's 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
jury had .been kept busy by Hoyne
invUgatog a fake4-up ''cre.HeaKijpgera wprted un th
trust," which 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