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SAYS PRESS AND PINKERTON AIDED I. C. ROAD
CARPENTERS READY FOR BIG WAR APRIL 15
MARY PICKFORD'S FIFTH STORY IN TODAY,
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper Daily Except Sunday
VOL 4, NO. 162 Chicago, Wednesday, April 7, 1915 398
SOME REASONS WHY W.H.THOMPSON
WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF CHICAGO
And Why He Is Under Obligations to Nobody but the
People The Religious, German and Other Issues
Some Tactical Mistakes of the Campaign.
BY N. D. COCHRAN
After every great battle there are victors and vanquished, joy and sor
row, elation and disappointment and many good people in both armies
It isn't worth while to dwell much on the selfish fortunes of individuals,
but there is interest in the probable effect on the entire community.
Wm. Hale Thompson goes into the office of mayor of Chicago about
as free as it is possible for a man who- runs for office to be. That is, he is
free to serve the public, without being hampered too much by obligation
to a machine, a party or any boss or set of bosses. He was nominated
over the active protest of his party machine or organization; and he was
elected in spite of the active opposition of almost the entire loop press and
the combined public utilities, State street stores, big banking interests and
loop property interests generally.
He owes nothing to Peoples' Gas, Commonwealth Edison, Chicago
Telephone or the street railway interests.
He is under no obligation to any newspaper owner or boss, for the
result would have been the same if every newspaper in Chicago had
actively opposed him.
The people took the bitin. their -teeth, did their own thinking and their.
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