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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 08, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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Attempt to pass a rule making fili
busters in senate impossible beaten
in Democratic caucus.
Discovery of marked ballots en
dorsing Gov. Dunne, Sec'y of State
Stevenson and others, together with
Henry W. Huttmann, the anti-labor
candidate for lieut. governor, was
responsible for a sensational shake
up in the political situation in Demo
cratic circles today.
Huttmann is the man that Jake
Loeb and the Illinois Manufacturers'
crowd are trying to make lieutenant
governor. They don't want a man in
that job who is willing to give labor
2k square deal. A lieutenant governor
as wielder of the gavel in the state,
senate can throttle legislation he
does not approve of. Huttmann has
been condemned by the Chicago
Federation of Labor, and the Illinois
Federation 'of Labor has notified
every local, throughout the state to
be- on the lookout, to see that Hutt
mann is nipped in the bud in. the in
terest of organized labor and hu
mane legislation.
It was learned today that 200,000
ballots had been printed and were
being distributed by supposed friends
of the Dunne administration, endors
ing the Huttmann anti-labor candi
dacy. Immediately there was a roar
of indignation from friends of Dunne
in labor circles.
Emmett Flood, local organizer of
the American Federation of Labor,
and other labor leaders started to
run down the real source of the dis
tribution of the marked ballots. They
discovered that the ballots were be
ing secretly distributed by Hutt
mann's anti-labor friends in an at
tempt to deceive the electors. Gov.
Dunne flatly repudiated "the ballots
and stamped them as a fraud. Wm.
L. O'Connell, Dunne manager, em
phatically declared the ballots had
not been circulated with his knowl-
T'the uses,of the name of John Gibbons,
Dunne appointee and lieutenant,
was a deliberate attempt on the part
of Dunne's enemies to make it ap
pear that Dunne was hostile to labor.
Sec'y of State Stevenson and
Philip J. McKenna, who were also
endorsed on the marked ballots,
joined in denouncing the trick. They
said their names were used without
Labor leaders propose to lay the
marked ballot stunt Before County
Judge Scully and demand an investi
gation by the -election commission
ers' office to ascertain exactly who
were responsible for the distribution
of the ballots. It is believed that
Gov. Dunne will join Labor in the de
mand tb have the fraud run to earth.
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Washington, Sept 8 The senate
, lobby committee will investigate
charges of Senator Chamberlain,
made on the floor late last night that
Sir Joseph Polk and other Canadian
officials lobbied against adoption of
the? Chamberlain amendment to the
revenue bill. This would havepre
vente'd admission into the United
States of halibut or salmon from the'
north Pacific, except when the fish
were senWn bond from an American"
The investigation is ordered by a
resolution introduced today by Sen
ator Curtis just before adjournment
of congress andadopted without a
Details of the married life that
ended in death were given by J. Mau
rice Pettit yesterday in a long talk
to one of State's Att'y Hoyne's aids.
vPettit desired to live in spiritual
love without physical contact. He
feared' that his wife would seek male
companions. So he killed her.
o -o-
y Frank O. Lowden still ureiner G. O.
dge or consent, and declared that I P. harmony.
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