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John M. Powell, Democratic nom
inee for state senator, 2d district, is
making a strong appeal to union
labor and lovers of social justice by
the campaign he is conducting on
the West Side.
Powell has pledged himself to work
for revision of state -tax laws, state
control of private banks, election of
members of school board by direct
vote, a constitutional convention,
home rule for Chicago, personal lib
erty and 8-hour day for -working men
and women. Powell has been en
dorsed by several trades unions and
is in sympathy with the fight of the
Public Ownership league. His cam
paign is being handled by Frank
Capps, union organizer during the
Colorado mine strike. Powell is
president of a large1 West Side medi
cine bottling concern.
Powell's Republican opponent,
Meyer "Sport" Cossman, a Fred Lun
din man, circulated a- story to the
effect that Powell had been connect
ed with a notorious saloon.
At the request of several of Pow
ell's friend The Day Book investi
gated and found out that several
years ago Powell owned a saloon for
a short time. It was known as a
"family saloon." There was no cab
aret connected and the patronage of
women was discouraged. Veteran
West Side policemen gave it a clean
bill of health.
Simon O'Donnell, president of the
Building Trades Council, yesterday
branded the story in the Chicago
Tribune that the B. T. C. had en
dorsed Hughes as a lie. Simon says
Wilson will win, and by a big plural
ity. "Furthermore," says imon, "the
Building Trades Council" is out for
Hoyne strong. And we expect to
cee him ride right along with Wil
O'Donnell believes the Trib and
the Thompson-Lundin crowd are en
couraging the Cunnea candidacy toA
divide the union men of Chfcago'and
elect Miller state's attorney.
Hoyne wants to know why Bill
Thompson don't dry up and give "his
tool, Harry Miller, a chance to talk."
Hoyne also says: "Why hasn't Mil
ler answered my direct charge that,
he swindled a working woman out of.
Clarence Darrow, whom Big Busi
ness tried to send to jail because of
his efforts for union labor, is out on
the stump advocating the re-election
of Maclay Hoyne. Darrow is a non
partisan, with Socialistic leanings.
And now when Big Bill, Fred Lun
din, Oscar De Priest' and the rest of
the Harry Miller clan are giggling
over the fact that union labor is di
vided between Hoyne and Cunnea,
the Jewish people have to disturb
their blissful dream by throwing the
Dr. Sachs suicide at their heads.
Hoyne says he has affidavits to
prove that Cunnea and Louie Piquet,
Miller-Lundin confidential man, held
secret conference at Planters' hotel
two weeks ago.v
QUERY ELECTRIFICATION PLANS
More .than 30 business men's clubs,
women's organizations and local im
porvement associations have written
to Aid. Ellis Geiger, chairman of the
railway terminals committee of the
council, asking what is doing on the
electrification plans of the LC.R.R.
Geiger says there is some chance
of getting the hog of the lake front
to come through.
Kalamazoo, Mich. Dr. E. R. Schip
pen, pastor First Unitarian church,.
Detroit, accuses Rev. Billy Sunday t
of plagiarism, insincerity and mer-'
cenary motives. Said Sunday steals
sermons of Bob Ingersoll, "Gipsy"
Smith and other noted evangelists.
Shafter, Tex. Ceo. Arndt has re
pudiated his alleged confession of a
few days ago that he killed sweet
heart, Frances Bloom, two' years ago,
by pushing her into lake in Chicago.