serious. No reason for the attack
is known. The assailants escaped.
SIB OF ONE THUG?
One of the trust newspaper
thugs who are terrorizing the
cityMs not likely to make trouble
for some time.
He is Dominic Pascuitti, a
strike-breaking newsboy employ
ed by the Tribune. He was fined
$25 and costs by Judge Scully for
carrying a 'gun today, and the
Tribune has not yet paid his fine.
The Tribune must have madesa
mistake about Pascuitti. He was
not a deputy policeman, licensed
to carry a gun, as most of the
other thugs employed by the
newspaper trust are.
Last week, Pascuitti, whose
stand was at Harrison and Hal-sted-streets,
was arrested by po
lice from the Desplaines street
station for carrying a revolver.
He was warned and released.
When searched by an officer
yesterday, Pascuitti was found to
be carrying a gun again, seeming
ly under the impression the police
would not dare carry out theif
warning. He was arrested
Had It "On" the Scientists.
Willie Pa, how much brains
has a hogjn his head?
Father Science hasjiot deter
mined that, my son.
Willie- Well, I have.
Father It would take a wise
man indeed to tell that, but you
may 'give me your opinion.
u Willie A hog's head full! ,
MAY HAVE BEEN A BLIND
L. A. Busby, president of the
Chicago City Railway Co., and
John M. Roach, president of the
Chicago Railways Co., are on
their way to New York today.
They are going to see L. A.
Blair, the Wall street man who is
most heavily interested in the two
street car properties, and ask him
if Wall 'street will grant Chicago
conductors and motormen a de
cent living wage.
Busby artd Roach expect to be
back in Chicago Thursday. They
will be called on to give the car
men a definite answer to the de
mand for a wage increase Friday.
Their answer depends on what
Blair says, and on their answer
depends wHether Chicago is to be
tied up by one of the greatest
traction strikes in history.
Busby and Roach know the sit
uation is grave. They wjll tell
Blair so also, and it is believed
that Blair will suggest a com
promise. The street car men have
not yet said if they will accept a
There is only one thing that
makes it seem as if the trip of
Busby and Roach to New York
might merely be blind to gain
time. The two companies have
imported strikebreakers, and have
put up cots in several of their
"What dirtie hands you have,
Johnnie !" said his teacher. "What
would you say if I came to school
"I wouldn't say nothin'" re
plied Johnnie. "I'd be too polite."
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