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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 19, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 1

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&QON EDITION' ONE CENT
OLANDER CHARGES BIG BUSINESS WITH CON
SPIRACYROOSEVELT TRIAL IS ON TODAY
CIGARMAKERS MAKE CHARGE OF CRUELTY
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL.4, NO. 172 Chicago, Monday, April 19, 1915
398
LOOK OUT FOR NICKEL
HOGS ATOTY HALL!
Street Railways and Bankers Run Local Government,
.' Mayor Harrison Says in Farewell Statement
Tells of His Experiences
One week'more and the biggest pa
rade of brass bands, flags, flower fes
toons and long lines of cheering peo
ple will march around the downtown
streets to the city halL The day wfll
be called "Prosperity Day." Mayor
elect Wm. Hale Thompson will swear
an oath to the two million and more
people of Chicago that for the next
four years he will do the best., he
knows how to make Chicago a better
city to live in, "so held me God."
After five terms at mayor, Carter
H. Harrison steps down and out. The
good-by given out by-Harrison yes
terday is" taken by many Thompson
men and Harrison men as a warn
ing. The five-time mayor tells there
are "wheels within wheels" among
the banks and corporations of the
city "and if a mayor doesn't do what
they want him to do they tie him up
and snag the city government so
there is no progress made. Harrison
says:
"A great banker of this city, one of
the chief cogs in the traction com
bination, paid me the high compli
ment within the past year of saying
that I must be gotten rid of if the
traction companies were to obtain
their rights.
"There have been good reasons for
my so-called 'do nothing policy" on
traction merger and subway con
struction. Nothing has been done be
cause I have insisted on protecting
the city's interests."
He explains if he had been willing
to stand for all the wind and water
in the $145,000,000 capitalization of
the surface lines, he could have had
m
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