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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 02, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 3

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against them in the primaries?
Wasn't it to be expected that Pres,
E. G. Cowdery of the gas company
would tell the Wall Street Journal
that the 'result of the primary elec
tion is favorable because of the elim
ination of Merriam'?
"And is it not to be expected that
the Tribune should attack my. pa
triotism and cover up""the insidious,
treacherous politics of the gas com
pany and the City Hall in a game
with loaded dice, by which they are
stealing from the gas users of this
city millions of dollars?
"Instead of printing lies about the
27th ward alderman, why doesn't the
Tribune tell its readers that the
Tribune is owned and controlled by
three trustees who are two women,
the mothers of Bertie McCormick
and Joe Patterson, and one man,
William G. Beale. That Beale is the
attorney for the Commonwealth Ed
ison Co. and elevated railroads, both
Insull concerns, and that Insull is
chairman of directors of the People's
Gas Co. might muddle the heads of
some people. But to some of us it is
clear as daylight why the Tribune,
the gas company and the Thompson
Lundin machine are working togeth
er like three brothers who know ex
actly what they want If they win
Tuesday it's a safe conclusion that
the $10,000,000 fund of gas company
overcharges held in escrow won't get
back into the pockets of gas users
for a while."
Washington, April 2. The 65th
congress a war body meets at
noon today to organize for one of
most momentous sessions in Amer
ican history.
Bickerings, jockeying and wrang
. ling of past week apparently are
about gone.
Democrats will elect their house
organization ticket with Champ
vlark. as speaker unless entirely, un
expected, last minute developments
alter cut and dried plans.
Thereafter congress will be ready
to hear from president and proceed
to its solemn task of decreeing a
war state against Germany and pro
viding for strong and complete pro
secution of the struggle.
Patriotism fairly seethes within
congress. There will be but few who
will raise their voices against war,
and even these, once the war resolu
tion is adopted, are expected to swing
into line in favor of going on to the
last trench.
Senate had no definite work im
mediately in view. It convenes at
On house side, however, the pro
gram was:
Call to order by the clerk.
Election and swearing in of Speak
er Clark.
Swearing in of new members, in
cluding first woman member, Miss
Jeanette Rankin.
Election of minor house officers.
Selection of committee to join with
senate in notifying Pres. Wilson that
congfes is organized and ready to
hear him, adoption of house hules,
slection of committees, though this
may be deferred.
Senate foreign relations commit
tee was booked for meeting this
afternoon, while house committee
was slated for early gathering to
finish war resolution shaped along
lines of Mexican war declaration.
It was solemn throng that jammed
into house galleries today. Men and
women who want war because they
believe it is only honorable course;
others who want peace at any price,
mingled in crowds.
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Philadelphia. Religious-pacifist
meeting turned into riot in Forest
theater when speaker said he didn't
believe in America.
Sheboygan, Wis. German-American
citizens who held referendum
here vote against America going to
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