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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 01, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 9

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ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
BY N. D. COCHRAN.
Rotation of Candidates. I don't
know whether Judge Owens' action
in ordering candidates names rotated
on the ticket is legal or illegal, but
it is the fair thing to do just the same.
No candidate should have any ad
vantage over another because of be
ing first on all ballots. Each candi
date's name should appear first on
some Ballots, second on others and
so on, so that there will be no advan
tage to anybody in position.
Probably the question isn't whether
Owens' action is legal or not, but
whether he can get away wiji his
plan for upsetting the job whereby
the Sullivan-Deneen candidates on
both the Democratic and Republican
tickets got favored positions.
Anyhow, nobody who favors a
square deal for all candidates can
object with reason to the rotation
plan.
Rear Admiral Beatty. Sir David
Beatty, rear admiral in King George's
navy, has done two things to get his
name painted on the walls of fame.
First he married part of the millions
the famous but still dead Marshall
Field squeezed out of the people of
Chicago, and second he commanded
an English fleet that sent some of the
kaiser's battleships down to join Mc
Ginty at the bottom of the sea.
Dave must be pretty comfortable
on his flagship, knowing that while
he is God-saving the kink hundreds of
thousands of people are walking into
the big Chicago store and contribut
ing the cash to Dave's wife and fam
ily. If so much of Chicago didn't be
long to Dave's wife we might almost
say that Sir David belongs to Chicago.
crowd surged into the- field simply
because the management in its greed
for money took the admissions of
more people than the grounds
would reasonably accommodate
two mounted cops were used to try
to drive the crowd back toward the
centerfield bleachers.
One of the cossacks rode through
the crowd at a gallop, and I expected
any minute to see some"body tram
pled under his horse's hoofs.
He waved his club and galloped like
a mad man. But he did no good. Tle
crowd wouldn't stand for it and kept
coming farther and farther toward
the diamond. And the people went
back only when those two cosSacks
and their war horses left the grounds.
The cossack that rode through
that crowd ought to be fired from the
force for lacking the judgment neces
sary in an officer of the law.
His conduct on Saturday disgraced
the- Chicago police force and made it
ridiculous'in the eyes of over 20,000
citizens.
Instead 6f inspiring respect for the
law, that cossack only invited contempt.
Chicago Cossacks. I went to the
Cubs' park Saturday to see the ball
games. I saw something pulled off
there that I didn't suppose could hap
pen outside of Russia. When the
Silk-Hatted Democracy. I saw
the Cook County Democracy march
ing Saturday night. Each political
soldier wore black trousers, a Prince
Albert coat and a silk hat besides
other wearing apparel.
Certainly a fine uniform. It may
be Democratic, but not very demo
cratic if you spell democracy with a
small d.
If the soldiers hadn't on silk hats
I would have referred to their leg
covering as pants, because pants is
more democratic than trousers.
Not knowing I can't say, but I won
dered if the soldiers who wore silk
hats were dressed up that way to
show that they were office-holding
Democrats instead of the ordinary
voting kind.
I have no objection to this at alL
In fact, the silk-hatted Democrats
I looked swell. Possibly it means that
MMiMMilHHH

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