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MERRIAM SAYS ELECTION OF
HOYNE MEANS BREAKING' UP
OF GRAFT XDUTFIT
In no other way than by the re
election of Maclay Hoyne. to the
office of state's attorney can the
grafting machine in the City Hall be
broken, said Aid. Chas. E. Merriam,
Republican and leader of the pro
gressive wing in 'city council, in a
statement issued today in which he
urged voters of all parties to rally to
the support of Hoyne for the honor
"In my practical experience of six
years in the City Hall I have never
known a time when graft and corrup
tion was as bold and unblushing as
now," said Merriam.
"To turn over the office of state's
attorney to this pirate crew would be
a lasting disgrace to our great city.
In a war against graft and crime, all
good citizens should stand behind the
man who carries the flag of public
, decency. In this case, Hoyne is the
"Hoyne is entitled to re-election
because of" his practical experience
and effectiveness in dealing with
crime. A skilled and seasoned prose
cutor is needed to deal with the crim
inals of a great city organized on a
business basis. The arson trust, the
burglar trust, the vice trust, the gam
bling trust and the confederacy of
crooks and thieves inside and out
side the City Hall are desperately
fighting Hoyne because he has suc
cessfully prosecuted them. Regard
less of national party, Chicago voters
should stand by Hoyne in this crisis."
HUGHES THROUGH RESTS IN
NEW YORK WITH FAMILY
mew t oik, itav. o. une weeK ago
today Charles Krans Hughes began
saying publicly: "If I am elected
president, as I expect to be." That
qualifying phrase of confidence stood
today as the Republican candidate's
ringle idea of jesult tomorrow. He
refused to add to it by any further
formal claims, but remained quietly
at the Hotel Astor visiting with his
GERMAN NIGHT ATTACK DRIVES
BRITISH FROM POSITION
London. German strong attack
during night forced British to evac
uate portion of ground recently won
in neighborhood of Butte de' War
lencourt Berlin, Via Sayville. Troops of
Gens. Baron Marsehall, Von Geim
ling and Von Gamier inflicted severe
defeat on the enemy. English and
French with strongest forces and
using whole firing capacity of their
artillery took part in offensive.
Bucharest. Advanced Rumanian
detachments after sharp clashes
with enemy in Dobrudja region, have
won several successes and forced
him to retire.
Petrograd. Violent offensive un
dertaken by Germans with object of
capturing commanding heights east
of Lipitzadvlnaia and west of Sila
ventin is continuing with unabated
fury with issue still in doubt '
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DETROIT KICKS IN $46,102.28
TO BILLY SUNDAY
s Detroit, Nov. 6. With a wirlwind
drive against the saloon, Rev. Billy
Sunday today wound up his Michi- ;
gan campaign. Traveling on a spe
cial train, the evangelist spoke today
in Lansing, Grand Rapids and Jack
son in favor of the dry amendment.
Sunday's Detroit campaign closed
last night when his admirers present- ,
ed him with a "free will thank qffer- ,
ing" of $46,102.28. The eight weeks'
campaign here brought a total of 27,
109 trail hitters.
Sunday opens in Boston next !
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Washington. Customs Collector
Cobb at El Paso notified state dep't ' "
of rumor of murder of Dr. C. H. Fish- '
er by Mexican bandits, reported to !
have captured Santa Rosalia.