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Hoyne and Cooper were political op
posites. When the election was over and
Hoyne had been elected as state's at
torney, Cooper appointed John E.
Northup, Republican, to investigate
vote frauds supposed to have been"
Northup was not only a friend of
Cooper, but he also stood well with
Victor Lawson, publisher of the Daily
News and rival of Hearst in Chi
cago. So although Northup didn't
-find out a whole lot about vote
frauds, everything he did expose was
played up heavily by the Daily News
and killed by the Examiner and
American. The rest of the trust
press shifted back and forth, siding"
mostly with Lawson, for he is the
big boss among the publishers of
Cooper's special grand jury didn't
get much on Hoyne, but it did serve
to widen the split between the Law-son-Northup-Cooper
clique and the
In the next chapter of the tale a
poor ten-dollar-a-week City News
Bureau reporter figured. He was
sent out to cover a meeting of the
When the meeting was over he hiH'
ried into the office and wrote up a
story that Hoyne had called Cooper
a crook. Every paper printed it the
Cooper cited Hoyne for contempt.
Hoyne denied calling him a crook
and the reporter testified that he
heard Hoyne say it Hoyne was sen
tenced to several days in jail; he ap
pealed and the case went to higher
courts, the young reporter was fired
and the feud settled down again.
About this time the Hearst papers
started after Cooper's scalp and ha
sued from for $100,000. The-case is
still pending in the appellate -court,
due for decision in a few weeks.
When Cooper announced he would
run again for the superior bench a
few weeks ago Hearst's papers open
ed editorial fire on him with bitter
statements terming the judge prac
tically as unfit Cooper sued again.
Att'y Joseph B. David has figured
in the same fight. He has sided with
Cooper and against Hearst always.
Twelve years back in the haze of
newspaperdom, David brought about
the arrest of the editor of the Ex
aminer for criminal libel because he a
made some bitter statements against
Mayor Harrison andhis clan.
Harrison had pur Hearst out of
the running as candidate for the
Democratic presidential nomination.
The Examiner printed a story that
Harrison's secretary had bribed cer
tain delegates to vote against Hearst
The Examiner retracted on the.
first page the next day and the ed
itor was freed.
Later, when the Examiner called
John F. O'Malley, Sullivan Democrat
saloonkeeper, a bunch of bad things,
among which was "a vote fraud art
ist," David was selected to sue the
Examiner. On the 21st of last De
cember the Examiner mailed David a
check for $8,336.06 for O'Malley be
cause the courts had decided against
When David was nominated along
side of Cooper a few weeks ago, the
Examiner started after him with the
statement that certain political boss
es were paying for service he. had
rendered for them by nominating
him for judge. He wasn't a good man
for the job, the Examiner said.
And David, hopeful of repeating his "
success against the Examiner, sued
the paper for $200,000.
JAMES J. HILL DEAD
St. Paul, Minn., May 29. James 0
J. Hill, railroad magnate, died at 9:43
today. Had been ill for some time. .
NOTICE TO READERS
Tuesday, Decoration Day, being a
holiday, there will be no publication
of The Day Book. Regular noon and
last editions will appear as usual