they were beaten by men pledged to
home rule for Chicago.
The United Societies and the
Liquor Dealers were inclined to
blame the Thompson-Lundin admin
istration and the Chicago newspa
pers for the dry victories downstate.
They say the Anti-Saloon league
used newspaper stories concerning
Sunday salpon violations and ex
poses of the Second ward "Hack and
tan district as "an argument for
In many of the downstate counties
'Lowden was hooked up with dry
candidates as a result of wholesale
knifing and trading. The big feature
of the Lowden win downstate is said
to have been the coin passed out
Tuesday night. 'Barrels of it are said
to have been virtually tossed about
to put the Pullman Company vice
president across. '
A report was spread around this
afternoon that Joe Haas, nominee
for recorder; Tom Healy, veteran
politician, and other Deneen lieuten
ants were considering: tossinsr De-
nSen and West and joining hands
,with Lundm to save Haas. Ed Brun
dage is reported to be peeved at the
City Hall crowd on account of the
big plurality Dick Barr received in
the Second ward, Thompson strong
hold and home of Sam Ettelson.
FOUR AGED MEN BURNED TO
DEATH IN DETROIT FIRE
Detroit, Sept. 14. In a fire which J
swept the Industrial Home for Men
here early today Albert -Tracy, CarJ.
Fencher, C. P. Horton and Louis.
SussMnd were burned to death. Seventy-five
others escaped through
smoke-filled corridors. Two were
injured jumping from second-story
The Industrial Home is connected
with a branch of the Salvation Army,
at LaFayette blvd and 8th st, to
which the flames spread. The build
ing was gutted.
BERLINN CLAIMS VICTORY ON
- EVERY FRONT OF WAR
Berlin. New ailled offensive irt
Macedonia.has been completely halt
ed. Large British forces that at
tempted to advance in region of
Seres repulsed with heavy losses.
British were forced to relinquish the
ground temporarily occupied arid are
nbw in retreat.
Repeated attacks by French and
Italian troops have been easily fe
pulsed. Serbians on Bulgarian right
wing, after a few temporary success
es, have been pushed back to former
positions, being unable to withstand
Bulgarian counter attacks.
Operations in Southeastern Ru
mania undeV command of Field Mar
shal Mackpnsen are progressing sat
isfactorily. London. British forces which
crossed the Struma in an advance;
early this week have been withdrawn
after inflicting heavy casualties on
Rome. Great Balkan offensively
Teutonic powers is being planned at
conference now going on at kaiser's
headquarters. Tentative plans call
for Germany sending 200,000 and
Austria 100,000 men to Balkans.
Paris. Germans have shifted more
troops from Verdun to Somme front
in effort to check General Foch's at
tack upon F'eronne. .
London. British made further
progress north of Ginchy, co-operating
with Frgncji in movement to en
circle Combles, prirfcipaL point of
support of German line between Pe
ronne and Bapaume.
NINE INJURED IN NEW YORK
STREET CAR CRASH
New York, Sept 14. Five street
cars in charge of strikebreaking motor-men
of the Union Railways slid
down an incline on Westchester av.
in the Bronx and piled together in a
series of sollisjoiis. .Jn.ersjms Jn-.,
jured, four of -them being women.
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