National Affairs: Chicago Circus

Dirty rat—nutty judge—hoodlum—lazy blood-sucking jobber— William Halitosis Thompson—blustering loudmouth, irresponsible mountebank—blubbering jungle hippopotamus—lurching, shambling imbecile—flabby jowls of a barnyard hog—two jackass ears, a cowboy hat and an empty space between—chambermaid in a ranch bunkhouse—skunk—:

With such epithets loud-yawping Mayor William Hale Thompson and publicity-crazed Municipal Judge John Homer Lyle belabored each other last week in the final round of their fight for the Republican nomination to be Mayor of Chicago. The primary election was to be held Feb. 24, their battleground was the Loop, their prize the honor of being the city's...

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