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v RETAIL CLERKS ASS'N TO SECURE CHARTER
TO CLERKS' ASS'N OF AMERICA
THE DAY BOOK
fM N. D. Cochran.
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' VOL.2, NO. 187 Chicago, Wednesday, May 7, 1913
LIE 'INVOLVING O'HARA WITH WOMAN OF
UNDERWORLD SPREAD BY BIG BUSINESS
First Step in Fight to Crush Lieutenant Governot Who'
Exposed Low Wage Conditions O'Hara De
mands Thorough Investigation
Barratt O'Hara, lieutenant gover
nor of Ullnqis, today -began paying
the price that all those who try to
help the plain people must pay. v
ft IS the price that Lincoln paid, the
prtqe that Altgeld paid, the price that
Tom Johnson paid, and the price that
Brand Whitlock naid.
And the price that the first great
Champion of the common people paid
on Calvary Hill twenty centuries ago.
Big. Business is fighting back at
O'Hara for IJs exposure of rotten
conditions and starvation wges.Tjust
as The Day Bopk prpphesied Big
Business would do last Monday.
It is not one branch of Big Busi
ness that is doing the fighting; it is a
combination of all those whom
O'Hara exposed in Chicago and, in
Springfield the millionaire depart-,
ment stSre owners, the millionaire'
mail order house men, the millionaire 1
shoe trust, and, worst and most
vicious of all, the venal newspapers
that Big Business controls through
their business ofilces..
And Of course the fight is. under
hand, and mean, and low, and dirtyj
for that is the way Big Business
Through, its underground chani
nels, Big Business has put a story
about Barratt O'Hara Into circula
tion all over the state.
That story is that O'Hara, while
conducting a white slave InyestigW
tion, was keeping a dissolute .woman
in a certaia well-known loop- hotel
The story is that this woman is a
Springfield ""woman,, and that O'Hara
brought her to Chicago from Springs
field and installed her In this big1
On the face of it the story is ridic
ulous. If Barratt O'Hara had'wished
to do anything like that, surely he!
would not have been such a fool as td
put the woman in one of the best
known hotels in the city.
This vicious story was circulated
and circulated, and like all scandal
of the sort, gained strength as it went
the rounds of the scandal mongers.
Yesterday, Lieut-Gov. O'Hara took
the floor of the senate on a question
of personal privilege and demanded
that Richard- M. Sullivan, chief
deputy sheriff ?f Sangamon couniy,
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