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negligence as-caused the sudden-and awful deathof arfwyesjol&
girl would haye been punished. -
The newspapers would have seen fo that They would have
hounded the person responsible. They would have criel out edi
torially against him. They w,oiild have sent him to the penitentiary.
And then they would have called upon fhespeople to pat them
on the back for that they had obtained justice for the death of an
innocent little girl. t- -
But the accident .happened in a bigdepartment store, and never
a line of it not even a death-notice was printed in any Boston?
newspaper. , f tt
You see, the -publication of the news of that accident might
have hurt the department store's business. People do not like to go
to places where, people are so criminally careless as tt cause the
deaths of human beings, of innocent little children.
So the department store heads, who, when they buy advertis
ing space, buy also the news and editorial columns' of the news
papers, and the souls of the newspaper proprietors, ordered the
newspapers to keep quiet; about it. -
And the newspapers did.
i And the department stores, helped by the newspapers, also or
dered the police to keep quiet about it,,and not to enter the case in
jthe public records. ' , (
And the police did.
The police today lied about the accident at the behest of the
department store and the newspaper.
So little Iris Louise Cone, 5 years old, was "killed, and her poor
little body was hustled out of the way and lowered into its cold
grave, while the try for justice that went up from her mangled body
never received an answer because newspapers that brag that they
are the organs of the people arein reality the organs of the men of
hig business who buy and bribe them with advertising. -
-o o . ; '
Notwithstanding The Trio's
campaign, loan sharks ate still
dping business at the old stand.
The reason is, The Trib hasn't
given loan shark, victims any sub
stitute. The man. without col
lateral can't borrow at the bank,
so he still has to go to the loan
shark. And The News is still
getting that advertising.
Kenna and Coughlin sat in the
but all Andy Lawrence want&is a
little time, and Hinky pink and
The Bath-house will get ifjust
where Cap. Wheeler and allof
Harrison's other old friends .got
And now' Hearst is throwing
a fit because Bryan might happen'
to Be the nominee of the Balti
more coavefttion.r Bryan is an
other. public5man who won't wear
the Hearst collar.