Political GossipW. j. McDevitt 21Jan1918

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Political GossipW. j. McDevitt 21Jan1918 - reala- Rumors that there la to be a fight for...
reala- Rumors that there la to be a fight for control of th Damooratlo organisation mln are life. In- In- th last contest In ll'ie, the Peck-Nootor Peck-Nootor Peck-Nootor element - electod tvtry om ot th Executive In th question-; question-; city and county and their mastery Is ' absolut. l tTm?l!t h re-election re-election re-election for the fourth time or William J. McDevItt as Democratic as- as- nocinte of Thomas J. Koctor In the Board . Election. Heveral member, of the org.nis.Uon have had ambition for the past four yeara to succeed Mcuavttt who tonmtty w m supporter of Lewis (i. Bernard, but went over to the other 'Id In the Board of Elections eight -rs -rs ago when he declined to vol for Edward Bernard for Clerk of the board un- and guppty A. Buttcrfleld. , ! Qua Hlldebrand. of Cleves, desired to ,n th B0ani 0f Elections as a re' .rd for party services. For a time he , waa a bit disgruntled, but Is said to he on good term with th organisation aealn. If a fight Is to be made against th present controlling committee the m,n n" not "ln found to lead It The fln haa prjellc.lly ce.eed to M-, M-, M-, , Af.." "t" .1. rmZmZ hi. party. Moat of tha Influential ward leader. h.ve been tcen care of with Government 1 Jbs and the "kickers-' "kickers-' "kickers-' are out ln the cold w"h nothing to offer the followers ! Mr. Noctor does not rerard the talk sa- sa- r'T Ht h"." T?t"lZl-,.!ZS'.ihZZ T?t"lZl-,.!ZS'.ihZZ T?t"lZl-,.!ZS'.ihZZ nlll be a contest, aa It would put life Into the primaries, and If any' worker, are dissatisfied and think they can elect member, of th Central Committee' he declare It Is their privilege and duty to do so. ij it is not believed It would b possible , for the Insurgent to capture a. many aa j 10 executives In tha entire county under , present condition. Th only ward j which In recent year, have shown a ten. dency to oppose the organisation were ; th Second, Fifth, Thirteenth, Fifteenth i and Seventeenth, and now they are ro garded aa reliable for tha power, ln con trol as any ot tha other.,

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 27 Jan 1918, Sun,
  3. Page 7

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