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THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper
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VOL. 2, NO. 226 Chicago, Monday, June 23, 1913 ONE CENT
MUST CHICAGO LOSE HOME RULE BECAUSE OF,
i HEARST'S TIGHT GRIP ON THE CITY?
A Political and Newspaper Fight for Control at the Bot
tom of Many of Chicago's Troubles A Look
Ahead Into Chicago's Mayoralty Politics.
BY N. D. COCHRAN
Of course it's -wrong for the legislature to take from Chicago and other
cities the right to regulate their public utilities, but factional politics is j
largely responsible for it: and back of that is the newspaper fight for con- ill
trol of Chicago. x'4
And at the bottom qf the newspaper fight is the attempt of Andy Law
rence, publisher of Hearst's Chicago Examiner, to make himself the politi
.cal boss of Chicago.
, t Prom what I can hear around town, Mayor Harrison would have back
of him practically a united Democratic party in Chicago if it were not for
Lawrence's paramount influence with his administration.
I find Democrats who want to be for Harrison, but who won't follow?
Lawrence; and who feel that in strengthening the Harrison machine while
Lawrence is its real head they are cutting their own throats politically.
Besides, Hearst and his papers are fighting President Wilson from every
angle, and are more malignant in their attitude toward Bryan than any
Republican papers in the country. So a Democrat can't very well follow
Hearst and Lawrence and be regular.
There is much resentment, too, at the Hearst rule-or-ruin policy in
savagely attacking every Democrat who won't obey Hearst orders. Thd j
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policy in appointing a special state's attorney to investigate charges of
election frauds in the election of a state's attorney last fall didn't suit Law- ,S
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' The defeat of Bartzen and the narrow squeak of Hoyne last fall, with
a Democratic landslide on, and the overwhelming election of Connery,
O'Connor and Plynn, "as anti-Hearst Democrats this spring, was indication
enough that any Democrat running for office in Chicago with the HearsJ;
brand on him will have' mighty tough sledding.
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