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MARYL BOYLE O'REILLY SUMS UP THAT ROW IN
&WEST VIRGINIA STORY INSIDE
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper,
-N.D.Cochran, fgfe ano 580 Sooth Peoria St.
'Editor and Publisher. gg398 TeL .Monroe 353. '
VOL. 2, NO. 226 . Chicago, Monday, June 23, 1913
MUST CHICAGO LOSE HOME RULE BECAUSE OF,
f HEARSTS TIGHT GRIP ON THE CITY?
A Political and Newspaper Fight for Control at the Bot
tom of Many of Chicago's Troubles A Look
Ahead Into Chicago's Mayoralty Politics.
BY N. D. COCHRAN
Of course it's wrong for the legislature to take from Chicago and other
cities the right to regulate their public utilities, but factional politics is
largely responsible for it; and. back of that is the newspaper fight for con
trol of Chicago.
And at the bottom of the newspaper fight is the attempt of Andy Law
"rence, publisher of Hearst's Chicago Examiner, to make himself the politi
,cal boss of Chicago.
f Prom what I can hear around town, Mayor Harrison would have back!
of him practically a united Democratic party in Chicago if it were not foi
Lawrence's paramount influence with his administration.
I find Democrats who want to be for Harrison, but who won't follow1
Lawrence; and who feel that in strengthening the Harrison machine while
Lawrence is its real head they are cutting their own throats politically.
Besides, Hearst and his papers are fighting President Wilson from every
angle, and are more malignant in their attitude toward Bryan than any
Republican papers in the country. So a Democrat can't very well follow
Hearst and. Lawren6e and be regular.
There is much resentment, too, at the Hearst rule-or-ruin policy in
savagely attacking every Democrat who won't obey Hearst orders. Thd
vindictive fight of the Hearst papers against Judge Cooper because hia
policy in appointing a special state's attorney to investigate charges of
election frauds in the election of a state's attorney last fall didn't suit Law
rence and his State's attorney is a case in point. ,
The defeat of Bartzen and the narrow squeak of Hoyne last fall, -with
a Democratic landslide on, and the overwhelming election of Connery,
u uonnor ana iynn, as anti-nearst Jjemocrats tms spring, was indication
enough that any Democrat running for office in Chicago with the Hearst
brand on him will have mighty tough sledding.
Bartzen was beaten for president ol t&e-fituinjaBoardand althou?