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CITY'S BITTEREST PRIMARY
ENDS MANY CLASHES
Wnen today's vote battle is finish
ed it will go into history .as one of the
batterest fights in the"citae. All day
long the i-Sullivan and Harrison fac
tions clashed and as a result State's
Att'y Moyne and County Judge
Scully were kept busy..
Both the Democratic fight between
Sweitzer and Harrison and the Re
publican scrap between Olson and
Thompson were close and all four
ware shouting victory. The First ward
for the first time went against Har
rison and gave Sweitzer an advan
tage. Early in the day State's Att'y
Hoyne clashed with the Sullivan men.
After the flying squads from the
prosecutor's office had arrested Sol
Friedman, Tony D'Andrea and Ed
ward Coleman in the First ward, C.
T. Scovell, 21sf ward, and Wm.
Macky, 13th Ward, a loud cry came
from the Hotel Sherman headquar
ters. Attorneys Ross C. Hall and Ed
mond D. Adcock rushed into Judge
Gibobns and won a battle for habeas
corpus writs for all but D'Andrea,
whp was being shoved around town
so .fast by Hoyne men that he could
notj be located.
Michael Hoffman, 22, 1947 Ever
green av., argued politics in front of
26th precinct polling place in 16th
ward, 1246 N. Lincoln av., and was
Riot call was sent in from the 1st
precinct of 28th ward. Michael Lan
ahan and David Altaian, workers for
Harrison and Sweitzer, respectively,
started fight. Followers joined in.
County Judge Scully, accompanied
by Election Commissioner Czarnecki,
visited river wards but saw nothing.
Herschey Miller, Sweitzer follow
er, 918 Maxwell, was arrested at noon
on complaint of Morris Abrahams.
With women flocking to the polls in
large numbers early in the day, a
heavy vote is expected from among
the new voters. Those who appeared
to cast their ballots early are usually
the ones employed in the loop. Later
in the morning and through the early
afternoon the rest of the fair sex, the
"stay-at-homes, are expected to turn
out in crowds.
"Th' musical event of the season in
th' Silo Siding neighborhood will be
th pigsticking at Bill Kainit's."
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STORM BLOCKS WIRE SERVICE
Chicago was cut off from all tele
graphic and telephonic communica
tions with the west and northwest for
a while today. Sleet accompanied by
a terrific wind tore dwn hundreds of
miles of wire and felled thousands of
poles. Some railway lines are com
pletely blocked by heavy drifts.
It .will be two days before, condi
tions can be restored to normal.
CHICAGO GRAIN. Wheat, corn,
oats and provisions down. May
'wheat closed at $1.53.
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NEW YORK STOCKS. Market
active; stocks of northwestern 'rait-
roads generally weak. jfj
Showers, probably turning to snow
flurries and colder tonight; Wednes
day partly cloudy and colder; lowest
u? erature tonight near freezing
point; strong, .shifting winds. Tem
Derature Monitav Hichest 51: low