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them are steadily losing in prestige
and influence with the people.
Harrison's Handicap. I don't
think Roger -Sullivan would have any
chance at all inius fight for the sen
atorship if Mayor Bfarrison didn't
have to carry Hearst and Lawrence
on his back.
On political form one might think
that the mayor of Chicago, the gov
ernor of the state and the only Dem
ocratic U. S. senator, with all the
state, federal and local patronage,
would make an invincible political
And especially with Sullivan's
handicap by way of a corporation
record during-all of his public life.
And it probably would be if the
Harrison - Dunne - Lewis combine
wasn't carrying excess baggage in
Hoyne was strong personally, and
so was Harrison. But on the face
of the returns Hoyne got through by
the skin of his teeth, losing thou
sands of votes because Hearst was
back of him.
Then when Connery, Flynn and
O'Connor ran, each went through by
a big vote because they didn't have
Hearst back of them. .
With Hearst viciously fighting the
national administration and trades
unionism, his support is a liability in
stead of an asset. It explains why
many former staunch friends of
Mayor Harrison are now helping Sul
livan. As between bosses they pre
fer Sullivan to Lawrence.
The workers, howeven, can't win
with either combination. Both stand
for Big Biz.
A Terrible Thought. War Lord
Kitchener says England will have to
send its last man to war.
After the men will come the boys.
And fear grips our hearts when the
thought comes to us that the two
grandsons of the late Marshall Field
are in- England getting an English I
education while more millions are be-1
ing piled up for thaw, by the people
What if a sudden spasm of pa
triotism should seize these two lads
and they should join the British col
ors and rush off to war?
What would become of Chi
cago, which is being saved up for
them, if they should be captured by
Hadn't the newspapers better or
ganize a relief expedition to save the
youthful heirs of the Field estate and
bring them back to THEIR Chicago?
LETTERS TO EDITOR
Editor Day Book: It seems that
the gentlemen opposing the candi
dacy of Roger C. Sullivan would have
Mr. Bryan, a citizen from Lincoln,
Neb., to act as chief hammer-thrower
for them, which is equal to admitting
their incapacity to stem the ever-increasing
popularity of Mr. Sullivan.
And despite the nebulous misstate
ments these men have made relative
Co Roger's brand of democracy, the
people will not forget that it was Rog
er Sullivan who, at the critical mo
ment in the Baltimore convention,
threw the Illinois delegation to W11-.
son and made his nomination and
election possible. To assume that Mr.
Sullivan, in the event of his election
to the senate, would not be in accord
with President Wilson's progressive
policies is absurd. The various news
papers throughout the state, in com
menting as to Roger's qualifications,
all agree that he is not a hypocrite
or a demagogue, a certificate many
men holding public office do not pos
sess. D. J. Sullivan.
Editor Day Book: I am a candi
date for congressman-at-large on the
Democratic ballot at the primaries
Sept. 9. I don't expect to get nom
inated by a picture exhibit. I would
like to let the readers of The Day