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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 28, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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NEWSPAPER TRUST FAILS AS A
POLITICAL POWER
The present campaign has been an
interesting one. Interesting in one
respect, in the failure of the newspaper-controlled
candidates to make
good. -- u
From the beginning of the primary
campaign to the present time it has
been glaringly apparent that the in
fluence of the newspaper trust, which
for years has tried to shove its own
dummies on the people, had lost out.
First Owens, a man boosted by
practically every paper, was laid to
rest by the voters. Now "Aleck" Mc
Cormick and Johnny Northup, who
appear to be the two most favored
by the newspaper bosses, are begin
ning to slip.
It is remarkable the way the peo
ple have responded to the lashing ap
plied to the newspapers and their
dummy candidates by Judge Scully
and Frank Ragen, candidate for
county commissioner.
All during his campaign Ragen has
been walloping The Trib, once all
powerful in politics, the Herald and
the Daily News. And every attack is
going big.
Ragen is showing absolutely how a
ring headed by The Trib and The
News and a crowd of alleged reform
ers have been running the county
president's office.
He makes the charge that while
McCormick completely blocked Ra
gen's attempt to increase the wages
of the scrubwomen and the laborers
employed by the county, he filled up
the payroll with his high-salaried silk
stockinged friends.
Ragen also charged that the food
has decreased in quality at Oak For
est and other institutions "because of
McCormick's veto power.
"MpHnrmtak can't talk of anvthine
he did as county president, except
that he showed himself under the in
fluence of Julius Rosenwald, the
Trib, the Herald and the News," says
Ragen, "and I tried to be under the
influence of the people."-
Ragen also accuses McCormick of
being a labor hater.
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THE SOUTH AFRICAN UPRISING
B. J. W. T. Mason.
New York, Oct. 28 (11 a. m.)
The mutiny of Gen. De Wet and Gen.
Beyers in the Union of South Africa
is a more serious affair than th initial
revolt led by Lieut. Col. Maritz.
De Wet and Beyers have far high
er qualities of leadership than Maritz
possesses and their prestige is cap
able of exerting more pressure on the
Boers to join the uprising. Neverthe
less, the chances are very much
against serious consequences follow
ing the attempted revolution. At
most, the British trops in South
Africa may have to be kept within
their own boundaries during the war,
this possibly saving the German colo
nies from capture.
BITS OF NEWS
Paul List, 22, arrested. Confessed
he drove cars for auto bandits. Gave
police valuable information.
Mrs. Jennie Haley, 38 N. Halsted
st, found dead. Gas.
All indicted Lorimer bank men out
on bonds.
Chief of Police Kerr, South Bend,
in Chicago on search for murderer of
Hazel Macklin, strangled to death.
Thirty detectives at bureau to go
back into uniform or cut off from
force as result of civi lservice probe.
Clarence White indicted on charge
of murder of Joseph Barry.
Maggie Murphy, negress, found
guilty of manslaughter in shooting of
William Henderson.
Woman's club of Esther Falken
stein Settlement, 1917 N. Richmond
st, meets tomorrow night to plan
Hallowe'en party for Saturday.
John Heiman, 357 E. 24th st,
formerly pugilist, shot in thigh by
Policeman Sloan, Cottage Grove av,
station. Was in fight and tried to
escape.
Joseph Exposito, 24, condemned to
death fro murder, of William Laird,
street car conductor.

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