The Local Elections. (Ald. John Sweeny) Part 2 of 2

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The Local Elections. (Ald. John Sweeny) Part 2 of 2 - SEVENTEENTH WARD. John Sweeny, the sole...
SEVENTEENTH WARD. John Sweeny, the sole Aidermanic candidate, bad a 'waver," and his friends became quite hilariotte during the day. Many of them were drunk. The town tickets were cut severely severely in several precincts. One alleged Republican Republican ticket was headed with the name of Charles Harpel tor Collector, and the rest of the Democratic nominees. Garrity's friends showed up bravely for him. O'Malley, the Democratic candidate for Supervisor, was eeratched slightly in his favor. The voting was unusually light.- light.- The Democratic town officers. except O'Malley, made a good run. The latter was very active in the Fifth Pre-cilia. Pre-cilia. Pre-cilia. A large crowd was assembled there, and the dullness caused by the disagreeable weather was several times Interrupted by lights between a number of belligerent Hibernians who had sworn to annihilate the" Garrity gang." The pollee seemed to enjoy it hugely, and only interfered when the coutest became too earnest. earnest. The "oldest inhabitant " is authority for the statement that at no election did things run along as smoothly as in the Sixth District. The only ripple of excitement in the other districts was caused by an occasional bout, which was soon stopped by the police. No one was reported reported seriously injured.

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  1. Chicago Tribune,
  2. 02 Apr 1884, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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