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Do you know why Maclay Hoyne is the strongest Individual politician,
In Cook county today? Its because the people believe he Is on the level,
isn't afraid to perform his duty without fear or favor, can't be bought and r
won't be bossed either by political or newspaper bosses. He was con
sidered so strong with the public that the Sullivan machine endorsed him
to strengthen the Democratic ticket and in spite of the fact that Hoyne ,
wouldn't knuckle down to any boss in town. There is the additional fact I
that Hoyne had done his duty without becoming a nosey, hypocritical re-
former and has been absolutely fearless in the performance of his duty,
without regard to political consequences. ,
And I say this as one who fought Hoyne vigorously four years ago f
because I thought Hearst would control him. " '
'I know of no man who ever had a better chance politically than you
had Your vote was so big that the entire country sat up and took no'uce.
They took a'fancy Jo "Big Bill," and fondly adopted that title. Yet only a '
few days ago the Tribune called you "Bill the Boob" and it looks as Jf all
the trust publishers had sicked their pet reformers on you.
And now you're up against a mighty stiff political game. Your po- ,
litical foes are cutting the props out from under you, one by one. Deneen T ,
and West are playing to come back on your .blunders. West and Dry poll- i
ticians are aiming to undo you. You haven't satisfied either of them, and
probably never can. The Anti-Saloon league lobbyists and the liquor lob.-
byists are both the most exacting and merciless task masters of all tb:e t
bosses in politics. Each expects absolute, unhesitating, unquestioning
obedience or turn .on you lite tigers" and rend you. , - r.
There's only one way I told you that in the open letter in The Day ..
Book of Nov. 23, 1915, when I called your attention to the fact that you
were on the toboggan. That letter wourid up with these words: .
"I really want to see you make good, and I know there is only ONE "
WAY and that is to be mayor of all the people of Chicago without regard i
to politics, race, religion or any other difference of opinion.'
I include in that "differences of opinion" the difference of opinion be- -tween
the Wets and Drys. The only" answer to that is to be the slave
of neither the Anti-Saloon league nor the liquor dealers and saloonkeepers,
but to do what he people want done. Jump over the heads of all the
bosses and selfish interests. Go direct to the people. k Find out what they -.
want and then see that they get it. Sincerely, i
N. D. COCHRAN. .
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CITY HAUL POLITICIANS HIT
, IN SLOT MACHINE QUIZ
The little war begun by the Citi
zens' ass'n assumed large propor
- tions today when Capts. Caughlin
P and O'Toole made good their asser-
tions to friends that they wouldn't
be the "goats" in the quiz, and
named Ass't Corporation Counsel
Alfred 0. Erickson and Frank Buz
sin, chief investigator in the city at
t'y's office, as the men who told
. them to "go ahead" with the slot
machines. ' "
The wallop at the two" Thompson- t
Lundin politicians acted as a sleep-t- '
ing potion to 'the trial of CapL
Thomas F. Cronin of Kensington,
the first of three suspended captains l
due for triaL The announcement
was made that it had been postponed
one week. In the meanwhile, Buz
sin and Erickson stand suspended, y
The story around the hall is that
when Capt Caughlin of the stock
yards station made a l-oar" ahout the
slot machines that were heing
spread around through (he saloons.
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