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They willjjo on eating dirt until
'they die!, '
IT'S TOO PAD, BUT POLITICAL
- DAYS HAVE COME
The politicians' days have come.
"Exit' the world's series and enter the
various candidates for United States
senator, mayor, counjty judge etc.
"Political Chicago was thrown into'
a high sea of xcitementv when if
-was announced that former Mayor
Fred A. Busse would again try for his
old office. Supporters of William Hale
-Thompson, Alexander A. McCormick,
Harry Olson and the other Repub-
lica"n gents who are cherishing am
bitions to become chief executive 'of!
the city have been thrown into a state
of panic. ' '
Busse, despite the dark rumors
that have been attached to his ad
ministration, is extremely strong:
""among the element that controls a1
-generous portion of Chicago's vote.
Biisse always possessed the knack
of winnihg the confidence ofa cer
tain type of voter. "Practically every"
saloonkeeper in town hailed the news
of his candidacy with, delight. The
one topic of conversation among
-those, to whom a friendly' mayor was
a necessity is his chance of being
''While Busse's political power has
considerably waned since he went out
of -office, it is believed, that owing tor
Harrison's actions during this ad-'
ministration a return to Busseism
-would be highly popular with many.
Several secret meetings have been4
held on the North Side to further
Busse's announcement Voters in
that disWct are of the.pimon that
both Pat O'Malley and Jimmy Quinn,
North Side leaders., would thro? their
combined strength behind the form-;
.. Q'.Malley, at the, time BuBse was
'elepted mayor, was openly accused
of having thrown Dunne, and flopped
1 over to he successful candidate'
The. idea of Jimmy Quinn throw
ing down Harrison seems preposter
ous when first heard. But the little
boss is extremely peeved at the gres--ent
administration and it is believed
he may drop Carter H. entirely ,
When Busse was elected mayor it
was because the Sullivan faction
knifed Dunne.. And-while Roger will
probably have a candidate of his own
this election Busse should still, Jbe
able, to muster enough strength to
make a dangerous race.
The other important candidacy 4s
that of James C. McShane, the attor
ney, for U. S. Senate. McShane,
though long a power behind the
scenes. In the political game, has -never
ruiij for public office before.
He has a good record as an attorney,
particularly in damage cases against
, Bis campaign will be, in-all prob
ability, handled by John McCarthey,
who managed J. Ham Lewis' cam
paign for the Senate.
Sullivan's real campaign for the
Senate began last night with a big
meeting "of 'the Bobby Burke. County
All,th.e chieftains of the Sullivan
clan were there: John McGillen, John
P. Tansey, George McConnell, and
County Com. Bagen, Burg,, Harris
Sullivan has a great army behind
him and many, are prophesying- his
victory hands down- The Carter H.
Harrison senatorial boom seems to
have taken refuge -in the new gar
bage dump. -
'Lawrence's only faithfu.follower,
Judge John E. Owens, J& having' his
hands, full. His own faction, the H.-H.
bunch are divided. Many of them
are .following the. leadership of Con
gressman Sabath, who wants hia
brother, Joe," at present on the muni
cipal bench, to succeed Owens,
.- Judge. Owens.' connection with An
dy Lawrence, may meany defeat Jog