NOON EDITION ' ONE CENT
PLURALITY RECORD BROKEN BY THOMPSON
READ MARY PICKFORD'S FIFTH STORY TODAY
LATHERS TO TRY AGAIN FOR SETTLEMENT.
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper Daily Except Sunday
VOL.4, NO. 162 Chicago, Wednesday, April 7, 1915 398
THOMPSON'S VICTORY IS REBUKE
TO TRUST PRESS OF CHICAGO
Defeat of Sweitzer Is Blow to Public Utility Corpora
tions and Newspaper Bosses Two Socialists
Elected to City Council.
The people not only spoke yester
day, but they howled in loud, clear
tones. And in spite of the trust press
and the public utility corporations
they passed up Sweitzer and elected
William Hale Thompson.
To make the job complete the peo
ple gave Thompson a plurality of
139,624, the largest in the history of
Chicago. Wards which had been con
ceded tb Sweitzer by Thompson man
agers turned around and did their
share in electing the new mayor.
The victory of Thompson is the
most crushing blow ever received by
the trust press. For several weeks
the Daily News, the Herald and the
HeaTSt papers have been pounding
Thompson, while the other papers,
with the exception of The Post, stood
back: and grinned (heir apnrovaL - -
The victory is also a sad upset to
the hopes of the public utility cor
porations whllh had been staking
their all on the candidacy of Sweitzer.
Theh Socialists placed two men in
the city council, Wm. E. Rodriguez
and John C. Kennedy.
"All the pledges I made in the
campaign I made with all sincerity
and I shall endeavor to redeem every
last pledge," said Thompson, after
his election was assured. "We will
have an able council It will be com
posed, of a great many men who will
take hold of this big question of a
better and bigger Chicago earnestly,,
and we wilTwin."
Denis Morrison, publicity repre
sentative of the Thompson forces
who had the task of spreading Ills
candidate's gospel broadcast in spite
of the' opposition, of. the cress, issued
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