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A. H. Revell is one o fthe big busi
ness men Sweitzer said he would con
sult if elected mayor.
But Revell endorses Thompson.
On the other handoHn V. Far
well endorses Sweitzer.
So there you are. "You pays your
money and you takes your choice."
Seymour Stedman says Sweitzer
is backed by most of the trades union
leaders and also by the Illinois Mf'g
Likewise by the coal combine, the
loop merchants and the electric light
Altogether, that's playing all ends
toward the middle.
The Examiner says bettors are of
fering odds on Sweitzer.
Hearst papers are making the main
fight for Sweitzer, and the Post for
The News is for Sweitzer, but is a
bit timid about saying so.
Most of its Republican constits are
the other way.
But the papers are not discussing
what most of the voters are talking
about the religious issue.
It's in and nobody seems to be able
to push it out.
The Trib poll shows Thompson in
the lead. The betting gives Sweitzer
Thompson says a G. O. P. victory
will relieve unemployment. Stone
But then the party in power always
gets soaked for whatever ails the
If the labor vote its up as usual
it will cut no figure in the election of
Neither of the party candidates for
mayor can do anything to cure the
It's general, not local. So most of
thetalk on that subject is bunk.
But the cheapest thing to give in j
politics is a promise before election
So the candidates pass promises
But where in thunder does all the
campaign money come from?
Hard times evidently haven't put
a crimp in campaign funds.
SUBWAY CHANCES LOOK SLIM
That the chances of a subway for
Chicago are small because the alder
men almost as a hody are not in favor
of "handing the business of the mil
lions to the downtown department
stores was indicated in a statement
from Henry Goetz, consulting engi
neer for Montague Ferry, commis
sioner of public service.
Goetz's statement comes as a re
sult of rebuffs handed Ferry after he
gave to the press his carefully made
plans for a subway prepared by
Goetz, a week ago Saturday. He says,
that the first alderman approached,
Aid. Wm. Healy, refused to introduce
a motion into the council asking for
plans for a subway
One after another aldermen were
approached and when the subway
subject was broached they, refused
flatly to foster the motion to bring
Ferry's plans before the city council.
Goetz spent considerable time
among the aldermen to determine
their attitude toward a subway and
twenty of them "were not interested."
The aldermen's refusal to aid in
the subway plan is said to be actu
ated by the desires of their strongest
backers, the small business men in
their wards, who believe that a sub
way will serve to carry the shopping
trade to the downtown department
Goetz, who is said to represent a
group of financiers, said that 'a pri
vate syndicate was ready to build a
subway at any time.
Who the members were he refused
to disclose, but said -that some of the
money was Chicago capital.
Bicknell, Ind. Corinna Hessman,
17, found bound to telephone pole,
blinded. Had received blackhand