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Cermak says that they have decided"
to work shoulder to shoulder with the
labor men and the real progressive,
whether they're "wet" or "dry," to
bring real home rule to Chicago.
United Societies in making their
endorsements this year will put the
issue squarely up to every candidate,
even the reactionaries who have been
getting the support of the "wets" and
the big corporations, and if they
won't promise tp work for home rule
they'll get no support
When the home "rule bill was up
during the last session it was such
corporation fellows as Senators Sam
Ettelson, Dick Barr, John Broderick
and Sullivan, Deneen and Lundin
politicians who helped strangle it
The United Societies will not pay
much attention to the CityHall
crowd in their fight for home rule.
They figure that with Sam Ettelson
as the Lundin whip in the senate
there Is not much of the Thompson
bunch coming out for a clear-cut
home rule bill.
The "wet" leaders figure that
Thompson is not on the square with
his talk for home rule and they be
lieve he intends- using the Sunday
closing law as a whip to drive saloon
keeper in line unti the end of his
term. They-say that one price the
saloonkeepers are having to pay now
for any privileges they may be get
ting is their promise to work actively
for the candidacy of Harry B. Miller,
Fred Lundin's cholfce for state's at
torney. CAPT. OTOOLE ON TRIAL
Capt. O'Toole of the Sheffield av.
district was placed on trial before
the civil service board today on a
charge of allowing slot machines to
operate in his district. . Attorney Le
Roy Hackett defended him. Shelby
M. Singleton and Jos. A. Thoney of
the Citizen's ass'n testified concern
ing the operation of machines. Al
fred Erickson, suspended ass't corp.
counsel-, -whOi according to report,
O'Toole to allow the machines 1
to operate, may takethe stand in an '
effort to clear himself.
NEW LONDON BELIEVES SUB'S
MOTHER SHIP IS THERE
New London, Conn., Aug. 25.
North German Lloyd liner Willehad
swung into pier of State Ocean f.
Steamship Co. here today, adding
another chapter to German defiance
of allied warship' patrol off Atlantic
Customs officials believe coming of
Willehad forecasts eany arrival of
merchant submarine Bremen from
German port of that name. Wille
had made trip from Boston without
escort, traversing 50 miles through
zone in which she was subject to at
tack or capture. She went out be
yond three-mile limit, but was not
AUTO BANDITS TEAR RINGS
FROM WOMAN'S FINGERS
Auto bandits held up Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Moore in front of their
home, 7109 Eggleston av., early to
day, tore three rings from Mrs.
Moore's fingers -and took $25 and a ' '
watch from the man.
Four men, all well-dressed, were
in the robber car, according to
Moore. Two jumped from the car
and threatened the couple with revolvers.
CHIEF WARNS, NEW POLICE OF
SALOONS AND POLITICIANS
Fifty-seven new policemen, sworn
intoday by Chief Healey, were
warned to stay away frou saloons
"I warn you- men to keep away
from saloons," said the chief. "That
means either onor off duty. 'The
authority of a policeman who fre- '
quents saloons is nullified. - Next I
want to warn you to disregard the
demands of politicians."
A number of men will be trans
ferred in a police order tomorrow.
No commanding officers or -men from
the detective bueau are " -vo!ved.