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years in the ward, but couldn't get a
ballot yesterday after three attempts.
No suspect notice was sent him
which he received.
James Brayof 1814 Wabash av.,
who works foftbreSanta Fe Ry. and
belongs to the Freight Handlers'
Union, voted in the 19th precinct.
But he was mad clean through be
cause his wife had her name erased
from the books. "She got no sus
pect notice and expected she could
vote this time because she voted last
spring," said Bray.
Dan Barry, 2724 Cottage Grove av.,
iceman, member Van Drivers' and
Helpers' Local 711, has lived in the
35th precinct three months. Sus
pected. Qualified. Couldn't vote
Richard J. Keating showed the
judges and clerks of precinct 16 his
badge as municipal court deputy
clerk. -Couldn't vote. Got back
from his vacation last Sunday and
found a suspect notice.
Phil I. Orme, undertaker, 124 E.
22d St., former Republican candidate
for alderman, couldn't vote. Was
"suspected," wrote a letter to elec
tion commissioners telling who he is.
Refused ballot yesterday morning.
Took his motor car and went to city
"Bill" Stuart, chief election clerk
told him: "You're off the books and
you stay off." With Orme were Re
publican neighbors who got the same
dose. They were C. C. Smith, drug
gist Lexington Hotel; Dan Brown,
stockyards cattle buyer; J. A. Shibley,
cigar manufacturer; A. L. Thomm,
restaurant proprietor at Indiana and
22d; Olaf Turner, janitor at 124 E.
22d, and J. C. Carney, undertaker's
Men who waited in line hours at
the city hall last week to qualify
after getting suspect notices found
themselves off the books yesterday.
Thomas Morgan of 20 E. 22d St., the
coal shoveler who was seen by a
Day fiook reporter waiting three
hours Sept. 2 in the election commis
sioners' room, couldn't vote yester
day. After swearing himself in he
was told by Czarnecki at the city hall:
"You're all right now." John Finley
of 1707 S. State", hostler Illinois Cen
tral yards, got the same as Morgan.
Lack of space prevents The Day
Book from running a list of hundreds
of voters who by fraud or force were
stopped from their rights as citizens
Charges by Edwin Straus, 1841
Wabash av., are that he was suspect
ed, qualified and yesterday 'refused
ballot. He then went straight to
"Bill" Stuart at the city hall. He
"I said to Bill Stuart: 'Why do you
cross me off? I want to vote for
Owens.' Stuart answered: -'I'll fix
you up,' and he gave me a letter to
judges and clerks of election in the
16th precinct. I voted. But I'm keep
ing the letter. And I'll testify if I'm
THEY EVEN GUARD TOWELS
London, Sept. 10. Even in the
camps on the battlefield the British
soldiers are finding some trace of
humor. A private writing to a Lon
don paper says:
"Last night I saw a recruit appar
ently on the strictest watch over
nothing in particular. But he told me
he was guarding the camp towels.
'You see,' said the -recruit, 'we have
only two towels in this camp. The
blooming field gunners over there
have only one, so when we hangs our
towels out to dry I have to watch
Despite the fact that the news
papers today are black with war
headlines and the whole world is up
set, the Maryville Concert Band will
oppose the signs of the times and"
begin its program Thursday night
with Lampe's march "Universal
Peace." One number on the program
is a solo by Mrs. May Denny, "To
Have, to Hold, to Love." Maryville
fl3 'Ttrijr ritfa- t