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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 04, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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The mystery of why Henry P. Da
vidson, head man of J. P. Morgan &
Co., came to Chicago four days be
fore national election after staving
away from. Chicago several years
without a look-in or a hello, is still
' a mystery. .
At a dinner in Chicago club last
night Davison sat down to a' fancy
line of eats with a fevt men who own
and run more of Chicago's business
and industrial machinery than any
other group. They talked so they
said about gold imports and about
a new loan J. P. Morgan & Co. are
negotiating v for the allies. They
talked so they said about grave
economic and international prob
lems. They didn't say a word pub
licly and openly about politics and
how Chicago and the middle west is
Among the few who partook of
soup with Henry Davidson were Ofeo.
M. Reynolds, president Continental
& Commercial bank and the leading
Rockefeller-Armour banker of Chi
cago; James B. Forgan, director
First National bank, leading Morgan
money-house of Chicago; Samuel
Insull, head of the biggest combina
tion of public utilities west of New
"York; Rob' J. Dunham, personal
'representative of J. Ogden Armour,
the world's greatest food handler;
Edmund D. Hulbert, president Mer
chants Loan & Trust Co., connected
with the Marshall Field estate, which
owns one-sixth of the real estate in
downtown Chicago.
It was strictly a pro-Hughes and
Anti-Wilson crowd. Ia Wilson' pir
cles is a general feeling that Davi
son's visit to Chicago, getting here
four days before election, following
a long absence, was not mere coin
cidence. "I am convinced in my own mind
the Davidson trip to Chicago at this
time is strictly politics," said Hugh
Reid, secretary Woodrow Wilson In
dependence league. "In Wall street
today Henry P. Davison comes near
er filling the shoes of J. P. Morgan,
the old man who dominated the
street, than any other man. The av
erage citizen not in the confidence of
the Reynolds, Forgans and Armours
of Chicago would like tohave a bet
ter explanation than any offered so
far of why the foremost spokesman
of .Wall street should be coming to
Chicago just before a momentous
national election.
"Only two weeks ago Frank Van
derlip, chief executive of the $50,
000,000 corporation organized in
Wall street to extend American for
eign trade, came to this city for the
first time in years. My guess may be
entirely wrong, but it is my judgment
these voices of Wall street are ap
pearing in Chicago at this time in an
attempt to stop the Wilson land
Chief Healey's request during the
street car strike of June, 1915, for
$450,000 to buy rifles and ammuni
tion for special police to put down
the strike is being cited among street
car men and organized labor general
ly as an argument for Hoyne. Wm.
Quinlan president car men's union,
has issued a statement saying:
"We are not ungrateful to Maclay
Hoyne. Nor are we ungrate.ful to
Mayor Thompson. The street car
men will support Maclay Hoyne.
When Judge Scanlan was a candidate
the street, car men supported him.
Now Maciay Hoyne Is a candidate.
We will be- with him absajptely."
o o -
Archaian league today issued state
ment endorsing Wilson, Dunne,
Hoyne. Lucey and T. M. Sullivan for
Roland Coetchel, 18, 824 S. Har
vey av Oak Park, dropped dead at
his work in Northwestern Stove Re
pair Co. office. .

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