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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 05, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 29',
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Would you, Mr. Hunt, "refuse to let
your child have a "shot of antitoxin"
because the horse's throat was
slashed? You are a murderer if you
would refuse the use of antitoxin
were your child even mildly sick.
"I refuse the benefit of such knowl
edge," innocently and indignantly
says Mr. Hunt. Should fate ever or
dain that Mr. Hunt must have his
appendix removed or, say, a cancer
cut from his stomach in my operat-
ing room I shall be glad to forget for
an hour the knowledge derived from
vivisection. Of course, we shall use
no chloroform or ether, because"
many dogs were tortured and killed
through research on the anaesthet
ics. As for a knife, a rusty bread
knife will do to make the incision.
"But infection will set in. And
perhaps gangrene!" he says. Yes,
but Mr. Hunt doesn't mind. He "re
fuses the benefit of such knowledge."
ROGER SULLIVAN HELPED BEAT MERRIAM IN
7TH COM. EDISON STOCK HOLDINGS BIG '
It was the Sullivan Democratic or
ganization in the 7th ward that held
the balance of power that 'elected
Fetzer alderman and" overcame the
amazing array of ballots with the
name of Merriam written in.
In three different precincts of the
7th, Silllivan captains are known to
have favored Merriam till ordered
to beat Merriam. They went so far
as to tell their precinct workers, and
friends of Merriam, that Merriam
was going to be elected. The re
ligious Issue was the motive. These
Sullivan Democrats didn't like the
way the Fetzer-Jake Loeb-Thomp-son-Lundin
combine was attacking
Merriam as an ally of the Teachers'
The straight and positive dope was
passed along in at least three Sulli
van precincts that Merriam was to
be put over. This was on Sunday
and Monday. The three precincts are
solidly Sullivan and deliver a Demo
cratic majority whenever needed.
Nobody in the 7th reckons them any
thing else than pawns of Roger Sul
livan. Monday night the orders came di
rectly from the top of the Sullivan
organization that Fetzer was the
candidate to back. The precinct cap
tains threw away their personal feel
ings and delivered.
Hugh Reid, secretary of the Wood
row Wilson Independent league in
the 1916 campaign, said today that
anyone who chooses to study past
and present election figures of the
7th ward will see that Roger Sulli
van threw all his strength to Fetzer.
"Precincts where Woodrow Wil
son ran strong for president, Fetzer
the Republican was strong for alder
man, while Merriam the enemy of
gas and traction grabs, the one man
hardest for the Commonwealth Ed
ison Co. to thwart in the city coun
cil, was weak in these same pre
cincts," said Reid.
"I don't know for sure why Sulli
van did it According to state utili
ties commission records a year ago
Sullivan was the holder of 11,596
shares of stock in the Common
wealth Edison Co., while John P.
Hopkins, the political partner of Sul
livan, held 14,300 shares of Edison
stock. The stock is way above par
and they are millionaires on their
Edison holdings alone.
"There are Guardians of Liberty
who claim that Sullivan's first loyal
ty is to the Catholic church in poli
tics. It was on that issue Sullivan
was beaten for the U. S. senate by
Larry Sherman. On Sullivan's show
ing Tuesday in the 7th ward, how
ever, I would say his first loyalty is
to the Commonwealth Edison Co."
Helen Gross, 306 S. Winchester av
lost $3 to purse snatcher.