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For lo these many years the
people of Chicago have been cry
ing upon their various city gov
ernments to clean the streets.
And the different administrations-have
answered 'alike rthey
did not have the money to do it
They needed all the money they
had collected from the people for
contracts on whichjhe gentlemen
of the administration would ge't
Now, with child-like simplicity,
Mayor Andy Lawrence Harrison
and that organization of women
of leisure known as the Woman's
City Club of'Chicago, the chief
business of which is pointing out
where other people have failed in
their duty, have hitupon a plan to
get the streets cleaned.
it is a. plan sq simple, and yet ,
so ingenious, that it is a standing
disgrace thafno bright politician
ever struck upon it before.
None of the taxpayers' money
will be spent upon this plan.
No ,indeed! the' taxpayers'
money is to be used-forsubways
which will help the loop depart
ment stores gather in your shek
els, arid for pJansrfor an, outer har
bor that, after many-years, still is
as far off as the millenium.
It is not your MONEY that
will be used according to this
plan, but your CHILDREN.
The schools are to be -closed
the remainder of the term.
' And Andy Lawrence Harrison
a!nd the Woman's City Club have
fixed itso your CHILDREN will
spend next week cleaning up the
streets that are Chicago's dis
grace. ' They have preached this in the
schools, and they have got all the
children primed so they think
they will be showing their civic
spirit and prlde by Becoming
scavengers for Harrison's admin
istration. Of course, some of the children
may contract 'typhoid, or con
sumption, or some other com
municable disease, pawing
a around among Chicago's filth.
But what does that matter.
The streets "will be cleaned, and''
Harrison will be able to save the
money the people were assessed
for keeping the streets clean to
keep hii organization together,
and get the Marshall Field Big
Business museum started, and
make Lake Shore Drive beautiful
for the benefit of- the millionaires
who live along its southern side.
I The politicians of the past who
missed so excellent an opportun
ity to make Chicago beautiful and
yet keep their fingers on the tax
payers money should bow their
heads in sha'me.
next week, and the children are
to be given a vacation that they
thereby may gain health and
strength to carjy them through
Really it pays to own a news
paper in Chicago when you can
get vaway with paying $17.32
taxes on a $ljf500,000 palace:
There's apull that's worth real
money. ' -