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presided over a wet campaign meet
ing which was very disappointing to
The reaction came quickly. To
ledo and Lucas county, which had
gone overwhelmingly Republican in
the fall of 1913, went overwhelmingly
Democratic last Tuesday, electing
every candidate on that ticket except
the coroner. This in spite of the
fact that a Republican wave over
swept the rest of the state. It is also
interesting to note that Toledo and
Lucas county are normally Republi
can by thousands, and that this is
the first time in many years that
Democratic county officials have
So the pendulum swung clear back.
Now in many spots all over the coun
try the religious wave has swept Re
publicans into power just as it did in
Toledo last year. And it is a good
thing for the Wilson administration
that there is time before 1916 for
the wave to subside.
Every candidate endorsed by tha
Guardians of Liberty last year in
Toledo was elected by a majority
vote. Not one of the candidates en
dorsed this year was elected, and
there were several Catholics onthe
I am writing this because it is news.
The other papers appear to be afraid
to talk about it yet the anti-Cath-t
olic movement was the most power
ful influence in last Tuesday's elec
tions and is the real reason for the
I was told months before the Illi
nois primaries that in many places
downstate, Democrats had pledged
themselves to vote for Sherman if the
Democrats nominated Sullivan.
LETTERS TO EDITOR
A GOOD FIELD, SAYS KELLEY.
Editor Day Book Your article in
The Day Book in reference to the
formation of a "Morals Commission"
suggests a good field as a starter.
Let them get busy and "roun,d up"
I the male and female procurers that
infest the big stores and restaurants.
Two cases, within the past three
weeks, have been called to the writ
er's attention. In each case a pow
der was dropped into the drinking
glass of the intended victim.
When the girl was overcome the
procuress stepped forward and, on
the plea that she was a relative, en- H
deavored to get possession of the girl.
In each case she was frustrated, ow
ing to the watchfulness of others.
How many cases happen that are
not brought to the attention of the
It is about time for the formation
of a "Safety Committee" to afford
protection to girls and make an ex
ample of a few of these human vam
pires. G. H. Kelley.
THAT MORALS COMMISSION.
Editor Day Book I read in the
first article in The Day Book of Nov.
that the Morals Commission is about
to solve the vice question. Let me
tell the Morals Commission, through
The Day Book, that I think their com
mission and thousands more commis
sions would never stop vice.
What do they expect a single man
to do? Go to an insane asylum?
People of this kind are always look
ing for effects; never looking for the
cause. And as far as the remedy is
concerned, there is no remedy under
this commercial system.
Put a fence all around Chicago and
you will have a red light district. As
for my opinion, a segregated district,
controlled by the city, having doc
tors iri charge, is the only solution.
G. Rogers, 24 S. Sangamon st.
When boiling cabbage, spinach,
peas and lima beans try the experi
ment of adding about one tea spoon
ful of sugar and a bit of bicarbonate
of soda, the size of a pea, to the wa
ter, and do not cover the kettle while
cooking. The flavor is much im
proved and the strong odor while
cooking is missing.
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