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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 29, 1911, Image 15

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mighthave brokentj'our Jeg.' He
. was in earnest about it, and I
guess he had more stuffy up his
sleeve. T tqld him such-being the
case, the next time he "was an
nounced as the. pitcher, X intend
ed to declare myself out of the
o o ' '
AND' THE NEWS'-; , ,
The Chicago newspapers 'are a
truly wonderful study.
They are so careful to present
tfieir news'in a truthful, unbiased
manner if you don't care what
you say!
For instance, the following is
this morning's Tribune's" version
of a'visit made by Peter Bartzen,
president of the County'Board, to
the state's attorney's office, yes
terday: ,
"While Mr. Dunn was preparr
ing his statement, ' Mr. Bartzen
was at the state's attorney's of
fice, trying to ward off an indict
ment sought by the cuil service
reform association."
Here's what the JRecOrd-Herald
,says of the same, incident:
"Peter Bartzen,, president of
the county board, went to the
state's attorney's officeVesterday
and demanded that any charges
brought against him by the civil
service reform association be
heard at once by the grand jury."
1 Evidently, it depends on which
newspaper presents the news,
what Bartzen really -went to the
state's attorney's office to dp.
According to the Tribune Bart-n
,zen is so afraid of an invesfiera-
'tion into the charges against nim, 1
that he paid aspecial visit to the
state's attorney's office to gag
any such investigation. ' ,,
According to the Record-Her-ojd,
Bartzen went to the state's
attorney's office to demand an
immediate investigation of these
charges by the grard jury.
Of course, the people of Chj-
cagb have a right to "know just
how' the man they elected presi
dent of the county board is act
ing in the present scandal in re
gard to the conduct of the cQUii
tjs affairs.
The only way for the people to
know, outside of making a per
sonal investigation, is to read the
newspapers. .
Just how the people are going
to" garner anyeal truth from the
newspapers when two big dailies
present such radically different
versions of a single trip of the
president of the county board to
the state's attorney's office, we
leave to the imagination, of the
people. -
inquisitive edwin
wAnts to know
Do they make bone collarbufr
tons from, collarbones? '
If a bellwether has water on
the brain, is he a hydraulic ram?
Can the-umpire call two strike
with only oh bawl?
Who brings the stork its little
Do soldiers shoot at aeroplanes
with airguns?
If a man looking over the paper
can see what is in it, can a man
lqoking through the paper see
what is on the other side of it?

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