day you jumped from comparative obscurity into the limelight Every
body but the party politicians knew that it wasn't a partisan victory, but
rather a victory for democracy in one of the world's greatest cities.
Do you know, Bill, that your great victory gave honest people all over
the country, and in all parties, hope and inspiration?
Wherever you went you go., the glad hand. People wanted to see the
man who had led the people of Chicago to victory over all of the political
And then your close political friends began to make mistakes. They
thought they saw a great opportunity to capitalize your victory and your
popularity. They enc6uraged talk of you as a presidential candidate. They
thought they saw a chance to use that popularity to grab the Republican
organization in Illinois and they trotted you out as a candidate for national
But how quickly that presidential boom died. It died a bornin'. And
you're not being mentioned for president, now, BilL
But your real chance, your big chance that isn't gone. It's still here.
You still have the big chance as mayor of Chicago, and I'm one of the few
left who still have hope that you'll make good. For your own good, and for
Chicago's good, I hope you will be defeated for Republican national com
mitteeman, for the simple reason that I think it will get your mind off
state and national politics, and make you see your, big opportunity to be
come one of the country's big men by making good on the job you now
Can't you see, Bill, that being mayor of all of the people of Chicago
is a whole lot bigger than being mayor of a faction of the Republican
Never mind the mistakes you have already made. Ty Cobb doesn't
make a home run every time he goes to bat. He strikes out now and then.
And we'll judge you finally by your batting average, BilL Sincerely,
N. D. COCHRAN, Editor of The Day Book.
BITS OF NEWS
A Marshall Field auto truck driven
by 'Frederick Fitzgerald, 2924 S. Ca
nal st, collided with a truck of the
Mibbard Co., driven by Frank Taylor,
809 Humboldt av., at State st near
Washington. Both drivers bruised.
John J. Zeck, arrested in connec
tion with $575,000 revenue stamp
robbery, confessed series of gigantic
robberies, say police.
While attempting to save insurance
papers, Mrs. Chas. Pmsolealt, 944
Wisconsin av., Oak Park, was over
come by smoke and nearly lost life.
Firemen rescued her. Papers saved.
Bandits got $30 from F. H. Herd
rich's saloon, 348 W. Chicago aV.
Screams of Mary Anrico, 19, 261
W. 24th pi., bungled plan to kidnap
her. Police say Sokoris D'Andrea, 21,
331 W. 23d pL, confessed he had ar
ranged kidnaping because girl re
fused to marry him.
Thieves got $15 and bread and but
ter from R, Anderson, 547 W. Di
vision. Peter Mathison, 2736 Flournoy,
fought two robbers, but they got his
$22. He got bruised face.
ALLEGE PLOT TO SLAY DOCTOR
St Louis, Mo., Feb. 12. Walter
Diefenbach, according to police, told
how he and Dr. Charles W. Kennerly
of San Antonio, Tex., laid plot by
which Dr. Albert F. Johnson, local
dentist, was lured to a room in Amer
ican Annex hotel and shot Diefen
bach, according to the police, said
shooting was in revenge for alleged
business wrongs on Johnson's part to
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