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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 06, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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of their machine methods now on
top at the City Hall.
However, that doesn't matter. We
are dealing now with facts more than
with opinions, and if Chicago Demo
crats want Tammany politics, why,
that's what they want. And if the
people, or a majority of them want
that kind, then they'll get it
In one part of Roger's speech he
said: "Under our constitutional
rights in this country we are entitled
to elect and to be represented by one
of our peers by one of ourselves.
That is Democracy. That is the plat
form the Democracy stands upon. It
believes in the people and in the party
and its representatives being close to
the people. In this regard you are
especially favored in this ward. The
Democracy of the First ward has two
men in the city council as its repre
sentatives who have always been
ready and willing to serve the people
'of the ward. By long and faithful
service they have won the confidence
of the people, tradesmen, professional
men, business men, individually and
collectively. Aid. Coughlin presents
himself for re-election as alderman
and Aid. Kenna for committeeman
this spring. They have served you
long and well, they have been true
representatives." (Cheers.)
Coming from a man who aspires to
represent Illinois in the United States
senate and to be the leader of the
state Democracy, that statement may
shock the tender sensibilities of many
people in other parts of the city. But
it doesn't shock me. I think it is a
true statement of fact. No matter
how much the newspapers and po
litical 'idealists may criticize Kenna
and Coughlin, I believe they are as
faithfully representing the business
and professional interests of the-First
ward as Aid. Merriam is representing
the interests of his residential wards.
In thevmain, I believe Kenna and
Coughlin are as high minded politic
ally as the bankers and business men
of the First ward; and that so far as
political ideals go, the millionaire 1
1 residents of the Blackstone hotel are
no higher-minded than the business
men and women in the vicinity of
Twety-second street.
I'll journey a bit further through
the First ward with Roger tomorrow.
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Motion for a preliminary injunc
tion to stop city council from passing
the automatic telephone ordinance
was today withdrawn from the cir
cuit courts by Att'y Chas. P.
Schwartz, who introduced it He
acted for John Fitzpatrick, president
of the Public Ownership league, who
introduced the motion for a prelim
inary injunction as a taxpayer.
"The original bill for a permanent
restraining order is still in circuit
court," said Att'y Schwartz. "The
motion for a preliminary injunction,
which has been withdrawn, has noth
ing to do with the merits of the con
troversy. That will be heard at the,
triaj of the case.
"Our action in withdrawing the
motion for a preliminary injunction
was based on the statement of the
court that the city council and mayor
would do the right thing."
If the motion for the preliminary
injunction were sustained council
could not act on the auto-phone ordi
nance. The permanent restraining
order, if sustained, will not prohibit
council from passing an ordinance
granting the right of the auto-phone
company to sell out to the Chicago
Telephone Co., but will bar the sale.
It was expected today that council
would decide upon a special meeting
for next Monday night, at which the
phone ordinance will come to a vote.
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Whole 11th floor of Boston stora
being used for the Chicago baby
show, a part of local Baby Welfare
week program.
Alice Curren, 7360 Sheridan rd.f
lost $900 to J. L. Lathrop, 4429 Clif
ton av. Was to have married her;
skipped with money.

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