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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 14, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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iness wns interested at tlie election.
Coercing employes nto voting
"right" is an old game and hitherto
has gone unpunished. Dailey and
Clyne say it won't this time. Accord
ing to a federal official, direct evi
dence that big corporations were
using these tactics have been un
covered. In one big plant on the West Side
employing thousands of workers of
both sexes it is said word was passed
around by "department heads that all
employes who were caught ' voting
for President .Wilson's re-election
would be discharged.
In some plants, it is said, the fore
men gave out the tip that if Wilson
won the shops would be shut down
for about a month. Employes who
desired to keep on drawing their pay
envelopes were in this way advised
to vote for Hughes.
It is also charged that to keep the
men in line trusted employes were
sent to -the polls, as watchers for
certain candidates and that when
their fellow employes came to vote
they were reminded of the "boss'
The personnel of "business men's
organizations" formed to aid the
various N candidates were carefully
scrutinized by Dailey and Clyne dur
ing the past week. Most of the "big
fellows" of the city were found in the
"Hughes' Business Men's club."
Among them are:
Julius Rosenwald, Wm. Wrigley,
Jr., Jim Patten, David Forgan, Wm.
A. Holabird, Alfred L. Baker, Edgar
A. Bancroft, A. C. Bartlett, Edward
B. Butler, Caleb H. Canby, Edward
P. Carry, Wm. E. Clow, Chas. G.
Dawes, A. M. Day, T. E. Donnelly,
Howard Elting, Chas. W. Folds, An
gus S. Hibbard, Fred S. James,
Chauncey Keep, Rollin A. Keyes,
John A. Lynch, John S. Miller, La
Verne W. Noyes, Geo. F. Porter,
Henry R. Rathbone, Fred L. Ross
bach, John W. Scott, J. Harry Selz,
,.i " n G. Sheed, John F. Smulski, Paul .
Steinbrecher, Max Strauss, Robert 4
Thorne, Frank 0. Wetmore, Harry A.
Wheeler, John E. Wilder, Kay Wood
and Gen. E. C. Young.
The gov't attorneys also kept up
their quiz of vote frauds at the polls.
Politicians of power tin the First,
Second, Eighteenth and Twenty-first
wards are said to have been hit by
confessions made by repeaters.
State's Att'y Hoyne and County
Judge Thos. F. Scully are to co-operate
in running down evidence of
wholesale fraud in the Second ward'
on election day. Hoyne has assigned
Ass't State's Att'y Hayden Bell to
go over the mass of information
gathered by private detectives work
ing under the direction of Judge
Scully. It is said that hundreds of
negroes were imported from the
south and sent into the Second ward
to vote fraudulently.
Washington, Nov, 14. A thorough
investigation of campaign expendi
tures will be made by the U. S. sen
ate at its coming session, it was to
day announced by administration
This would be the answer to the
reluctance of the Republican na
tional committee tcs accept the re
election of Pres. Wilson, though ad
ministration leaders declared charg
es by both Republicans and Demo- "
crats of improper use of jnoney al
ready had made It necessary that the
whole matter be sifted.
Administration men said they are
receiving reports from all parts of
the country indicating unprecedent
ed sums were thrown into doubtful
states by the Republican national
committee. -One report received is
that $15,000 was sent to Long
Branch, N. J., a town of 6,000 popu-
lation, near which the president had
his summer home.
The campaign books of both par-.
tis will be laid before the senate, it
was declared, and sl clear under
standing obtained of just what was
spent and how.

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