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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 04, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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gust the British people with their
government and to provoke them to
upset it on the ground that it is not
protecting them.
Men are fighting in Europe now to
upset enemy governments and there
by weaken their opponents.
In the U. S. some of us are. trying
to upset our own government at a
time when the war crisis demands
stability and continuance of the gov
ernment. Most nations, 'in this crisis, have
abolished elections. This was not
necessary in thte TJ. S., nor would it
have been possible. But this com
ing election ought to be a mere for
mality. The vote ought to mean in'
so many words, "You ve done well,
Mr. President. Carry on."
Editor's Note. W. G. Shepherd,
the writer of the foregoing striking
article, has probably seen more of
the European war than any other
American. He had been in Mexico
for two years reporting the revolu
tions when war was declared in Eu
rope. Within three weeks he was on
the French front Later, he spent
several months in Germany.
For many months he was the only
American correspondent with Gen,
French at British headquarters in
France. He was in Serbia when the
central powers drove out the Serbian
army, and went with the army. For
many months he was with the-allied
armies 'at Saloniki, going from
'there to London.
He wrote the first detailed story of
a Zeppelin raid in London for Ameri
can newspapers. Shepherd returned
to this country several months ago
and went to the Mexican border. This
newspaper considers" tnis article by
Shepherd one of the most significant
and important contributions to the
literature of the presidential cam
paign. It contains much food for thought
by Americans who put the interests
of their country ahead of partisan
Racetrack gamblers yesterday got
most of their news about winning
and losing ponies in the afternoon's
races from late editions of the Daily
News and the Hearst papers.
Mont Tennis' service, General
News Bureau, was cut off. Usually
it's flashed out so the names of the
winning ponies are known a few min
utes after the races are run. Stop
ping of this service left the bookmak
ers no other course except to buy the
Victor Lawson dope sheets or
Hearst's layout
On the basis of evidence gathered
before Judge Landis, the federal gov
ernment may start prosecutions.
Dis't Att'y Clyne was in Landis'
court all yesterday, and if the court
inquiry ends today Clyne will push it
on the quiet
Police raided St James hotel, 37
N. Halsted, yesterday and arrested
27 on .gambling charges. The pris
oners are believed by police ta be old
timers who formerly used Mike-the-Pike
Heitler's place at 2& N. Halsted
for a hangout
o o
The coroner's jury which met to
day to hear evidence of how Mary
Minnick came to her death by an ele
vator in Siegel-Cooper's dep't store,
Sept. 23, returned an open verdict
The inquest was held in L. C. Ball's
funeral parlor, 502 S. Dearborn St.
The jury heard the story of how
the girl who was a clerk in the Sie-gel-Cooper
store, attempted to jump
from a runaway passenger elevator,
was caught between the doorsill
and the iron elevator cage and was
torn and mangled until her body fell
to the bottom of the shaft, dead.
The witnesses were Helen Smith,
a clerk, and James McNeal,- negro
elevator operator, who jumped from

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