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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 06, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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THOMPSON REVOKES ELEVEN MORE LICENSES
WETSND DRYS IN NEW WAR ON CITY HALL
Mayor Thompson revoked ten sa
loon and cabaret licenses and one
restaurant license today and thereby
started anew the fight being waged
on him by the wets and drys.
The United Societies and the En- I son after having decided to give it to
glewood Law and Order league are
preparing a city-wide campaign
against the mayor's principal candi
date, Harry B. Miller, aspirant for the
state's attorneyship. The charge is
made that the Thompson-Lundin or
ganization is grabbing the license of
every saloonkeeper and cabaret own
er who won't get in line. The Anti
Saloon league, backed by the Herald,
the Trib and the Daily News, are pre
paring to wind up the week with bit
ter attacks on the city administra
tion and Miller.
Mayor Thompson answers the
charge with the counter-charge that
the newspapers, the reform leagues
and the wets have joined hands be
hand the candidate of Charley De
neen and Vic Lawson for the state's
att'y's job, John E. Northup.
The mayor also gave out a list of
eighteen saloon licenses which, had
been restored since the primary race
grew warm on the owners' promises
to be "good." The United Societies
charge that no license was restored
until the saloonkeeper gave the Lun
din ward committeeman his promise
to work for Harry B. Miller.
The charge is also being .made
by the combined reformers and wets
that privileges have been given to
the Sullivan leaders in the ' river
wards on their promise to throw
their surplus strength to Harry B.
Miller. John F, O'Malley, Aid. Mich
ael Kenna and Barney Grogan are
using their influence for Miller.
The Thompson-Lundin crowd are
coming back on Northup by spread
ing the report that a victory for Hull
and Northup would mean that Illinois
and Cook county particularly would
by professional reformers. Their ar
gument seems to be gaining weight.
It is known that Deneen picked Nor
thup for the state's att'y's place on
his ticket at the instance of Vic Law-'
ed-Judge Smith.
Vic Lawson guaranteed Deneen
the active backing of the News, the
Trib and the Herald for his slate If
Northup was given the place. The
promise to play in with the reformers
and keep up the knocking of Thomp
son and Lundin was part of the bar
gain. Vic seems to be making good.
ThefLundin-neutral slate, with the
exception of Coroner Hoffman, is get
ting some hard knocks from the
newspaper trust And Northup, back
ed by Lawson and the. corporation
fellows, is getting the lion's share of
the publicity. Orders have been, given
the 'managing editors of the "Daily
News that all news concerning
Northup's campaign "must go."
The saloon and cabaret licenses
revoked by the mayor today: James
Davis & Sam Finkelstein, 1438 W.
Madison; Maurice Ptacek, 4201 Em
erald av.; Maria Rosebrook, 1059
Addison; John ("Butch") Carroll,
1246 W. Madison; Herman Greger,
924 Willow; Sam Windmuller, 1704
Fullerton; Anton Mladic, 2348 Blue
Island av.; Sam Katz, 508 N. Clark;
Sam'l Greenspan, 601 N. Cicero av.,
and Frank Wilson, 4000 W. 26th. The
restaurant license of Daniel McFall,
5443 S. State, was also revoked.
The saloon licenses restored since
the beginning of the primary fight:
Frank Rainor, 2509 Station; F. Beck
man, 2659 S. Kostner; L. Groak, 815
N. Cicero; Wm. Fisher, 111th and
Watt; H. J. Groth, 415 E. 63d; A. Hu
zinga, 1400 S. Ashland; P. J. Hogan,
201 E. Grand; Ben Kornstein, 3658
Dearborn; John Kuchta, 2822 Arch
er; J. J. Keating, 3024 Van Buren;
Isadore Levine, 3501 S. State; Max
be rUn by the. newspaper bosses and JJuunkenheimf 3844 N, Ashland-Jas,
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