Candidates All Busy On Saturday Eve
- Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 27 Mar 1913, p. 1
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[damaged] Meetings Held Throughout Evanston Keep Aspirants On Go Until After Midnight[damaged] Boosters Happy[damaged] Accorded Supporters Of Realty Man In Every Place Is Gratifying-Scott Makes Talk
Unusual activities were struck up [damaged] the mayoralty campaign Saturday night when five political meetings were held in various places in the west, southwest and northwest setions of the city. It was a busy night for the candidates and their supporters and oratory flowed free until after midnight. The list of places where meetings were held follows: May's greenhouse on Warren street; home of George [damaged] 1113 Ashland avenue; home of John Hendricks, 1736 Darrow avenue; [damaged] hall in West Railroad avenue and in the home of C. M. Deltz in the 1800 block, Church street. With the exception of the meeting at the Deitz home, the meetings were arranged by the Smart contingent. The largest crowd assembled at May's greenhouse, where more that a half hundred voters gathered to hear the speeches. Talks were made by Alderman James Turnock, Charles Bartlett, Sr., James R. Smart, John Hugh Lally, Henry C. Geimer, George Engelhard and others. The audience consisted chiefly of Germans and Luxemburgers, who reside in that neighborhood.John A. Scott Talks At Kommer's hall in West Railroad avenue, a new campaign speaker made his appearance. He was Prof. John A. Scott of the Northwestern university. Mr. Scott told the sprinkling of thirty odd voters who had assembled that there were three big problems to be considered in the coming election. These be enumerated as the questions dealing with city transportation, city water and public utilities. Inasmuch as Candidate James R. Smart was one of the first supporters of a filtration [damaged] for Evanston and that he was active in all public affairs, Mr. Scott declared that the realty man, in his opinion, was the ideal candidate for mayor. He pointed out that Mr. Smart was not allied with any faction and that, in his belief, he would administer the affairs of the city in a business-like and impartial manner. Charles Bartlett, Sr., in his talk at Kommer's hall emphasized the fact that Mr. Smart was a competant business man and for that reason alone he stood as the best choice for the city executive. Engelhard Assails Wallace In the meeting at the home of George Prim, 1113 Ashland avenue, George P. Englehard enlivened the session by hurling a few bitter shafts at Charles B. Wallace, candidate for mayor. Mr. Englehard recited the telephone report in which Candidate Wallace, as a member of an investigating committee, had much to do with, and declared in no uncertain manner that Wallace was not a safe man in which to vest the power of Mayor of Evanston. James R. Smart and Charles Bartlette, Sr., Also spoke at this meeting. Candidate Wallace, E. L. Kappelman and others spoke in the neighborhood meeting in the Delta home in Church street.Smart Forces Happy. In accord with the reception given at each of the four places where meetings were held Saturday night, the supporters of James R. Smart declare themselves exceedingly well pleased with the outlook. In every meeting they found the voters anxious to hear the campaign talk. A meeting to further the campaign of Charles S. Wallace will be held tonight in Kommer's hall. Mr. Wallace is the only speaker scheduled to talk.