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The resolutions adopted were not drawn up after discussion, but were
prepare in advance of the meeting and brought there by the partisans in
charge of the steam-roller.
In short, what that mass meeting was to do was evidently decided on
before the meeting assembled; and the program was carried through just
as the real manipulators of the fight against Judge Cooper had framed it
up in advance of the meeting.
' The Examiner and American are the plaintiffs against Judge Cooper,
although Hoyne's name is being used; and The Examiner and American,
having convicted Judge Cooper in advance of trial, have chosen the jury
before which he is to be tried. I presume the plaintiffs hope to write the
verdict of the jury.
But I do not believe the women of Chicago will be fooled by any suchj
, frame up, even if the plaintiffs succeed in having their own way about the
Hearst fooled thousands of men by championing the cause of labor
when he came to Chicago. It was labor that helped him .get an enormous
circulation. And for a while many thousands of working men voted with
Hearst But they have had their eyes opened. They believe they have been
betrayed. And Hearst's influence among men who vote has. been rapidly
dwindling toward zero.
Hoyne and others who are hanging onto the coat tails of Hearst ought
to be able to 'see this. It was no personal unpopularity of Hoyne that made
him run like an ice" wagon on a Democratic ticket In a Democratic city in
the year of a national Democratic landslide. It was the unpopularity of the
Hearst influence in Chicago politics.
And there are many who believe that Hoyne was actually defeated by
' the vote as cast, and that ballots .were changed by politicians after they
had been cast against Hoyne. And' that's what all this fuss is about It is
why we have conflicting grand juries. It is why a desperate effort is being
made to prevent a real investigation of charges of fraud in last fall's election.
In my opinion it Is why charges were trumped up against Cooper only
after he had made it plain he wouldn't be controlled by politics or news
papers in the matter of having a special grand jury and a special state's
attorney not picked by Hoyne's friends investigate these charges of fraud
in the election last fall.
I think it is a splendid tribute to the political intelligence of the women
of Chicago that they do not fall for such rotten politics.
THE DAY BOOK BY MAIL I have not sought to get mail subscribers
for The Day Book, as I believed my mission was with the people of Chicago.
However, I have had letters and personal appeals from people in Chicago
who were not in the territory where the paper is delivered by carrier and
who are not where they can get it on news stands. They wanted it by mail,
even if they,could not get it until thenext day.
' That is why I determined to mail The Day Book to any who want it
A one-cent stamp must be placed on each copy mailed, andthe charge for
mail subscriptions is $6 a year or 50 cents a month. I am not anxious for
monthly subscribers by mail, and would prefer longer subscriptions. If this
adless experiment is to succeed I must make a profit on every copy of The
Day Book I sell.
Many readers have also asked me how they could help make The Day
Book succeed. Here's the answer: Help get more people to read it If you
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