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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 28, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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how he represents or misrepresents
the people.
And even then you've got to judge
him by his batting average. An al
derman is human and makes mis
takes. No alderman can satisfy every
body. That kind of "human being
hasn't yet been invented. "
There has been a lot of bunk in the
campaign, and a whole lot of washing
of darned dirty political linen. But
that's the nature of the human beast
in politics, and all we can do is to try
to see through it and beyond it and
try to get at the truth.
I'm no reformer, and my notions of
what's good and what's evil would
probably shock some of our puritani
cal reformers. So I don't take much
stock in the noise of that class of re
formers who are so all-fired busy re
forming the other fellow that they
can't find time to reform themselves.
So I'm not much worked up over
vice-hunting reformers who deal al
ways with effects and blindly ignore
fundamental causes.
But I am interested in public ser
vants who feel that it is their duty to
protect the interests of the 95 per
cent, instead of selling out to the 5
per cent whose business it is to ex
ploit the peo pie.
I do not believe any mayor should
be a boss and control aldermen as so
many political puppets. His is the
executive branch of local govern
ment, theirs the legislative. Each is
a check on the other, or should be.
And I see no good to the public in a
policy that demands the election of
Thompson aldermen, if that means
aldermen that win take orders from
the Iundin machine.
I would feel easier about the situa
tion if there were no danger of such
bosses as Deneen and West getting
back in the saddle through the mis
takes of Thompson. Or of Roger Sul
livan and John Hopkins getting more
power through the fights of the Re
publican factions.
Fortunately we know how some of
Hie candidates stand by their con-1
duct in the past, and the safe thing
for all voters, not owned by the boss
es, to do is to support all candidates
for aldermen who have faithfully and
honestly represented their constitu
ents and the public interest.
We need in council every fearless,
honest, unpurchasable alderman we
can elecet and these qualities are
not matters of party politics.
So use YOUR judgment Don't let
anybody pull YOU around with a ring
in your political nose.
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ORPET PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO
MURDER CHARGE
Waukegan, III., Feb. 28. William
H. Orpet, Wisconsin university stu
dent charged with the murder of Ma
rian Lambert, pleaded not guilty
when arraigned today before Magis
trate Henry Vickerman at Lake For
est, DL He waived examination and
was bound over to the grand jury.
Orpet appeared in court with his
attorney, Leslie F. Hanna. He had
nothing to say beyond his plea of
not guilty.
The Lake county grand jury will
meet next Monday to take up Orpet's
case.
BERLIN SAYS MERCHANT SHIPS
WILL BE WARNED
Berlin, via Amsterdam, Feb. 28.
German submarines will torpedo no
passenger liners without warning,
even after the new order against arm
ed merchantmen goes into effect at
mignight Tuesday, the United Press
was reliably informed today.
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TELEGRAPH BRIEFS
Washington. Department f Jus
tice asked Supreme Court to dismiss
appeal of Attorney Chas. A. Thatch
er, of Toledo, 0., from disbarment be
fore Federal Judge Killits.
Washington. Supreme Court held
Ohio's state insurance fund law does
not conflict with Federal workmen's
compensation act.
Canton, 0. William Turner cap
tured live grasshopper in haystack.

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