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BITTERNESS FOLLOWS PRIMARY RESULTS
SEVEN ANTI-THOMPSONITES WIN
About one out of three registered
voters of Chicago cast ballots yester
day and picked the candidates to run
at a regular election in April A lit
tle out of 702,489 registered voters,
266,632, took enougi interest in the
issues to go and vote.
'The campaign starting today and
closing with'the April election -will be
fiercer in scandal and explosive talk
than the primary, it is predicted. Both
Republican factions Mayor Thomp
son and the antis are aiming their
campaign at the 400,000 and more
voters who didn't give enough of a
hoot about the primary yesterday to
goand drop a ballot
Of the "rebel nine" aldermen pick
ed by Thompson for slaughter these
won nominations: Nance, Kimball,
Kjellander, Link, Watson, Dempsey.
Prank H. Ray lost in the 13th and
Arthur H. Webb in the 33d. These
are home wards of Wijliam Lorimer
and Fred Lundin and the losers as
cribe defeat to City Hall organization
and lots of money.
Aid. Stern, "anti," was retired in
the 3d ward by the Thompson men.
In the 29th ward for the Demo
cratic nomination Thomas P. Byrne
beat George C. Hilton by 1,168 votes.
Byrne is a street car man, former
officer of the big Local Div. 241. It
was considered a good deal of a work
ing class fight, with the Byrne forces
attacking Hilton on his record in the
state legislature, where he voted
against the 10-hour day and other
measures asked by the car men.
The Thompson crowd feel good
over their winnings-in the 33d, where
Michaelson went over, and the 13th,
where a ward organization directed
by Chief Boiler Inspector George Nye
put across George L. Robertson.
Over the mayor's home ward the
Thompson crowd don't feel quite so
good. AC, John Kjellander game
winner with 2,613 votes over Julius R.
Kline, the Thompson candidate.
An eyelash plurality of 158 votes
was what John N. Kimball won by in
the 7th ward. Kimball was backed
by Merriam here. This is Aid. Mer
riam's home ward and the defeat of
Kimball would have been taken as
support for Mayor Thompson's many
drives at Merriam lately.
With seven of the "anti-bunk nine"
renominated, Mayor Thompson says
"it was a famous victory." The ad
ministration is satisfied; the anti-administration
forces are satisfied; the
Democrats are sure of another presi
dential landslide the Republicans say
things couldn't turn out better; the
Municipal Voters' league says most
of its candidates were renominated;
the United Societies say that the ma
jority of men they endorsed were
nominated; so it appears that the only
dissatisfied persons in the election
are the defeated candidates.
r -Thompson's vote for mayor a year
aga was 398,538. Total Rep. vote yes
terday was 145,190, and the votes for
Thompson candidates yesterday were
71,484. The Republicans who voted
against Thompson numbered 73,706,
so the percentage of voters who failed
to respond to his call for support
amounted to 80. One out of every
five who voted for him for mayor vot
ed for his candidates yesterday.
In tlie big Democratic vo te "which
was polled the Sullivan forces licked
the Harrison-Dunne 'machine. In 27
out of 35 wards Sullivan men went on
the ticket Six Harrison men got
nominations and two of these had nq
"The Democratic landslide of towt
years ago is going to- be repeated,''
said Tom Webb, Sullivan leader.
Leo Doyle, Democrat, won .place art
ballot for municipal court judge hy
40,000 plurality. John Swanson won
I his on the Republican by 11,000 pta-
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