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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 16, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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County Judge Thomas F. Scully
this morning took a slam at crooked
.political bosses when he demanded
that reports of gigantic vote frauds
( be cleared up before certificates of
electioa are issued to successful can
didates at the county election.
. Evidence of glaring frauds in the
Second, Third, Seventh, Sixth, Ninth,
Twenty-third, Twenty-fifth and
Twenty-seventh wards brought this
decision from Scully. Many of these
wards are known as "silk-stocking"
wards and are under political con
trol of men who pose as reformers in
The evidence was gathered by pri
vate detectives working under the di
rection of Judge Scully and State's
Attorney Hoyne. Offenses of a big
proportion are said to have been
found in the Second ward. This ward
is also mentioned prominently in the
U. S. gov't quiz. ' It is said that ne
groes and strikebreakers were
brought into this ward to carry it for
Chas. E. Hughes, Frank 0. Lowden'
and Harry B. Miller.
Scully's announcement means that
unless the situation is cleaned up,
none of the apparently-elected offi
cials can take office Dec. 4, when
the terms of the present incumbents
"There has been a mass of fraud
uncovered in the election," declared
Judge Scully. "Until the state's attor
. ney and the government have fin
ished with their investigations the
proclamations will all be held up. The
' majority of the irregularities were
in the Second, Third, Seventh, Sixth,
Ninth, Twenty-third, Twenty-fifth
and Twenty-seventh wards.
"I do not know how long the in
vestigation will require. There are
men working in all these wards and
they, are uncovering a long list of
frauds. I have affidavits to the ef
" feet that some judges and clerks who
iad wagered money on the -election
tampered with the tally sheets and
poll books to aid their candidates.
Election laws and rules were disre
garded by the judges and clerks in
many precincts, according to the af
fidavits. "It is possible the vote of the en
tire Second ward may be thrown out
on account of the discrepancies dis
covered in the poll books and' of the
uncovering of alleged frauds in the
majority of the precincts."
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Washington, Nov. 16. The ad
ministration is ready to start an ag
gressive fight in behalf of. the Adam
son law, now object of concerted at
tack by most of the big railroads of
the country, it was made clear today.
Belief was expressed by high of
ficials the efforts to enjoin the opera
tion ofthe law would fail.
It'was suggested that the govern
ment might not confine its efforts to
defensive tactics, if the hope of the
railroads to prevent the operation of
the law should appear likely of real
ization. If the railroads tie up the enforce
ment of the Adamson act, the rail
road workers are expected to strike.
It is the view of some of the presi
dent's advisors that the court would
hold the railroads responsible for' in
terference with interstate commerce
in such case and would compel them
to abide by the provisions or the act.
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The Pan-Handle route of Pennsyl
vania railroad petitioned federal
court for reduction in $90,000 fine
placed against it for granting rebates
to shippers.
Score of railroad brotherhood lead
ers continue conferences with TJ. S.
Att'y Clyne over enforcement of the
Adamson law.
Ellen Lome, 2, 2063 W. 12th, dead
result of scalds.

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