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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 18, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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BIG POLITICIAN HIT IN VOTE FRAUD QUIZ
JUDGE SCULLY LAUDS WOMEN IN POLITICS
A prominent politician, who is said
to stand close to the Thompsoh
Lundin administration, is under in
vestigation for the part he is believ
ed to have played- in the apparent
vote frauds on. the South Side.
This man has been under scrutiny
by the state's attorney's office, TJ. S.
gov't agents and County Judge
Thos. P. Scully. It is believed, how
ever, that action "in his case will be
left to State's Att'y Hoyne. Hoyne
is expected back from theeast the
latter part of next week.
At Hoyne's office Acting State's
Att'y Frank Johnston, Jr., is busy(
working on the. evidence which will'
be presented to his chief. One in
vestigator who has been working on
the vote fraud scandal says, condi
tions were never sp raw since-iJie old
days of ballot box stealing.
. County Judge Scully, referring, to
the Thompson-Lundin a'ttack on
women judges and clerks of election,
which was voiced by Ass't Corp.
counsel Frank D. Ayers, said: "I am.
convinced that Chicago was the
scene of a gigantic vote fraMdr at
tempt at the last election. Evidence
gathered by county court officers and
the1 state's att'y makes that almost
certain. But I am also convinced
-that a city-wide plot was frustrated
by the presence of women judges
and clerks. The political crooks
were afraid of the women. And in
spots where frauds were planned
none were attempted.
"Woman has exalted politics into
a new realm. She has made politics
cleaner, purer and better. Ayers is
talking through his hat. Why, with
in the last three years a different at
mosphere has pervaded our polling
places and our political gatherings.
Politics has become part of the home
life; issues are discussed at the fam
ily board; intelligent voting has in
creased, our elections have -become
mor? an rexpression of deniocraey
i
and less a manifestation of strength
between petty factions and rival or
ganizations." MINERS ACQUIT FARRINGTON.
Peoria, III., Nov. 18. "I never had
a doubt of the outcome," said Frank
Farringtori of Streator, president of
the Illinois Mine 'Workers, who was
acquitted late yesterday on cnarge
of misconduct in office. Although
469 delegates voted to exonerate
him, 225 were in favor of finding
Farnngton guilty.
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BITS OF NEWS
Mrs. Gladys Burrows, movie ac
tress, gets divorce.
Five hundred of First "Cavalry left
Ft. Sheridan today to ridp to their
armory in Chicago. Due in loop laie.
this afternoon. 700 more came by
train. Were mustered out yesterday.
Basements flooded when water
main burst, Clinton and Harrison.
Firemenfought to keep flood from
. boilers, fearing explosions.
Eleven saloon licenses not expect
ed ,to be renewed today because of
reports of gambling and disorderly
cojiduct permitted about the bars.
No games of chance at Political
Equality league bazaar today.
Washington. Exceeding total of
last year by more than $30,000,000,
new naval appropriation bill to be in
troduced in congress at forthcoming
session will call for expenditure of
$"375,000,000.
Washington. Leaking and with
engines disabled, small American
steamer Anvil, passenger and freight
laden, reported in distress t)ffySan
Jose Del Cabo, near southern end of
Lower California.
Greenwich, Conn. Rabbi Kabman
Solomon wants friends and neigh
bors to quit sending condolences to
his family. He says he isn't dead.
He's been to hospital, but declines to

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