Journal seems to hold its own in the
evening field. It has a big advantage
in age,.even over the American.
But Lawson is in the strongest po
sition of all. His paper is nearly 40
years old, was built upradually with
the town and withoutthe Hearst
brass band tactics; and merchants
have to use it whether they like
Lawson and his policies -or not.
That's one reason why Lawson is the
big boss in the publishers' association
and makes the other publishers eat
out of his hand. It's why he can be
independent of his advertisers if he
wants to he. He is conservative
probably because he is getting old.
In his younger and more virile days
he did lots for Chicago with his pa
per. He isn't doing much now.
The information given in this ar
ticle may help the people of Chicago
to understand why Chicago is run
for the loop interests. It may explain
something of the underlying reasons
for the political policy of the loop
press in this campaign, with Olson
getting the best of it on the Repub
licn ticket and Sweitzer on the Dem
ocratic ticket. For it is plain enough
in reading the papers, especially the
News and Herald, that Olson is their
favorite, with Sweitzer running sec
ond. What interests are back of
Harrison and Thompson isn't so easy
to figure out Not one of the four
appears to be either a radical or a
progressive in any aggressive sense.
Grand Rapids, Mich. Explosion
of jdynamite in mine of American J
Plaster Co. killed one .man, injured
Liverpool, England. Cnuard liner
Francopia arrived .from. New York;
did 'not encounter German subma
rines. Ottawa, III. r-Thomas Galvin broke
through ice on Illinois and Michigan
canal; drowned; John Thompson,
recognition, bodies .of Geo. Knox, 68,
Kalamazoo, Mich; Albert Martin,
colored, separated from wife, shot
and killed her; captured,
white, and Lila Hall, negro cook,
found in ruins of Knox's dwelling. W.
D. Jeffrey, 50, held charged with mur
der. Vancouver, B. C. 2 Chinese shot
to death, third killed leaping from
window, following outbreak of Tong
war during Chinese new year cele
bration, Cleveland. Rev. High, Birney, who
investigates a new phase of public
life for "sermon fodder" each week,
said "What I saw in 74 Cleveland sa
soons was horrifying and sickening."
Kansas City, Mo. Little Italy
seethed today following attempts yes
terday by two men to burn Mike Ma
zuek alive. Pouring coal oil over his
hair and clothes, they touched a"
match and fled. Mazuek was saved.
BITS OF NEWS
James Fletcher, 1102 W. 63d,
robbed of $12 by 2 men in an alley.
Maurice Sachs got divorce by say
ing wife had married-him to spite an
other suitor. Granted.
Harold Hollacher, 7, 2312 W. 59th,
struck by Western av. car. Leg
crushed. Police searching for car
Mrs. Robert Thomas, 7807 Union
av., granted divorce after testifying
husband had been drunk continuous
ly for 10 years.
Churchmen of River Forest begin
building tabernacle which will be
used for revival to start March 6.
James Burns heW to grand jury
on five charges of robbery. Bonds
Charles Cleaver shot and killed
when robbers entered Con Feeley's
saloon at 4124 Dearborn.
James Higgins, I. C. switchman,
found at State and 25th sts. with
throat cut. Condition serious. Re
fused to talk.
Dissolution suit against-American
Bill Posting Service, alleging it to be'
trust, set by Judge Landis ior April 1.
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