If street car companies granted
the men the increase they ask, the
average weekly wage of their em
ployes would still be only $19.65.
. $19.65 a week is hardly enough
to allow a man to keep a dog and
himself in comfort, far less a wife
And most of the street car men
are good citizens, with wives and
families, and a desire to bring
their families up decently.
Yet it looks as if the men
would haveto go on strike and
undergo all the suffering that a
strike means to get that $19.65.
Yet the street car companies,
even after paying the city 55 per
cent of their net earnings, are
rolling in money, and declaring
A millionaire who refuses his
employes $19.65 a week must
have to do an awful lot of strang
ling of his conscience before he
can sleep comfortably with him
self. State Senator F. H. Funk, of
Bloomington, almost certain to be
chosen as progressive candidate
for governor at tomorrow's state
Roy O. West says Prof. Mer
riam wants third party state
ticket just to defeat Deenen and
elect Edward F. Dunne.
Merriam, of course, does not
want a third party state ticket for
any such season. He wants a third
party state ticket to win.
r But supposing Merriam did
Want to compass Deneen's defeat
and Dunne's election, his object
would be at least commendable.
.The price of cattle went soar
ing up to the highest point in 40
years yesterday, so there's more
trouble coming for the housewife.
Mrs. Albert W. Walson, 4353
Kenmore ave., locked up hubby's
pants to get him into "reason
able" frame of mind.
Hubby did not get into a "rea
sonable"' frame of mind. He got
downright peevish, and dropped
note from window calling for po
Police from town hall station
answered note in force, thinking
hubby probably was being mur
dered. When Mrs. Walson saw
police, she gave up hub's pants.
Hubby, still considerably peev
ed, left the flat immediately, fix
ing to get himself a divorce.
The Walsons were married 14
months ago. Mrs. Walson says
hub married her for' her money,
and then spent it on another
Marriage of E. B. Barnard,
Ravenswood, and Miss Etta Shil
liam has been announced. Bar
nard met Miss Shilliam July 5, in
the middle of Lake Michigan. Her
canoe upset. She could not swim.
Barnard saved her.
Felix Markiewicz, wizard, ar
rested for using the U. S. mail to
dispense his black magic secrets.
Markiewicz had two addresses,
1540 Washburne ave., and 1211 S.
Ashland blvd. He also had about
half a dozen names.
Markiewicz was old-fashioned
in his black magic. His formulas
were not new. For instance, to
bewitch a cow to give more milk,
his formula was:
"First, get the cow. If she
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