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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 08, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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contribute liberally to campaign
funds. They try to get the working
class by giving out jobs and a man
who has several brothers and brothers-in-law
is a good candidate for a
job. The more voters there are in a
family the more votes one job is ex
pected to buy. For, of course, all
voting relatives are supposed to join
the organization.
However, if the public had no one
to deal with except a machine con
trolling city and county jobs, it
wouldn't be very formidable. But
control of the city police force means
control of the brewery, liquor and
saloon influence. And the saloons
are generally reinforced by the butch
ers, bakers and others who sell sup
plies for the free lunch counters.
Besides, the street railway, gas,
electric and other public service cor
porations find it pays to give jobs to
men recommended by the bosses,
even" to day laborers. For these cor
porations find profit in special priv
ilege. Control of the taxation machinery
is always helpful to a party organ
ization in control, not only financial
ly, but as to votes. Taxdodgers are
willing to pay for special privileges.
As the underworld is outside the
law, and at the mercy of the police,
commercialized vice in all of its ram
ifications into business life simply has
to be with the organization that con
trols the police force.
Tomorrow I will deal with the re
form element in politics.
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Chief Healey amended his charges
against Morals Inspector Francis
Hanna yesterday by accusing him of
gossiping and criticising in public his
superior officers.
After hearing some more evidence
on this charge the civil service com
mission took Hanna's case under advisement
Rush st. bridge to be closed to au
JLos Sunday. Repairs.
Youngstown, O., March 8. Judge
Elbert Gary, pres. of United States
Steel corporation, and six large
steel companies indicted by Mahon
ing county grand jury, charged with
violation of Valentine anti-trust act
(an Ohio law) and with conspiring
to keep down wages of common la
borers. Companies indicted: Youngstown
Sheet and Tube Co., Republic Iron
and Steel Co., Briar Hill Steel Co.,
Youngstown Iron and Steel Co., Unit
ed States Steel Corporation and Car
negie Steel Co.
Indictments grew out the East
Youngstown riots of Jan. 7, in which
4 lives were lost, 37 persons injured
and property damage of $1,000,000
sustained. Grand jury, after thor
oughly probing the strike and its
causes, returned the indictments.
The grand jury charged specificial
ly that section 6390 of the Ohio
statutes was violated, in that the
steel companies combined to keep
down the wages of common laborers.
'In report on strike and riot the
grand jury censured Mayor W. H.
Cunningham and police force of East
Youngstown. Report said Cunning
ham and police force were "ineffi
cient" and "unworthy to hold of
fice." The grand jury held that no for
eign government was responsible for
the strike of steel workers.
New York, March 8. Judge E. M.
Gary of United States Steel Corpora
tion today characterized indictment
returned by grand jury at Youngs
town, O., as "outrage."
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Suit for $25,000 filed by Fred Pet
tijohn and wife against Pullman Pal
ace Car Co. and Big Four railroad.
Says man intruded in berth in which
he and wife were sleeping, accusing
him of stealing another's wife.
Ten men in uniform assigned to
patrol alleys of loop to watch for

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