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THE WAR OF THE BOSSES
Running two daily newspapers
and trying to be a political toss
at the same time will keep any
man bfisy, and Andy Lawrence is
finding it a rocky road to travel.
Foxy Vic Lawson is too cute
for the ambitious Hearst man
from California. He madeApdy
the fall guy in the newspaper
lockout, with the Hearst papers
on union labor's unfair list.
And now all the other news
papers and political bosses are
pounding away not only at An
dy's political pets, but also at
every political friend of Mayor
Harrison. - ,
Peter Bartzen has paid the
price of getting in bid with Law
rence. Hoyne got into office by
an eye-lash, and a rocky road
looms up ahead of that charming
child of destiny, Carter H., who
ha"d easy traveling until he fell for
the Hearst bunk.
In the meantime Roger Sulli
van occasionally throws a monkey-wrench
into the Hearst-Harrison
machinery, and Judge
Dunne and his friends keep peg
ging down the middle of the road
for straight Democracy, "with
Woodrow Wilson and Win. J.
Bryan looking toward the new
governor of Illinois as""the one
When Woodrow begirt? pass
ing out the pie, just keep your eye
on Dunne and his friends Bryan
is the big boy in the new presi
dential dealj and he doesn't warm
up either to Roger or Andy.
Also look out for Harrison. He
may cut the string, throw Andy I
I to the wolves and lock arms with
Then it will he for Andy-?
MIKE DE PIKE IN SOCIETY
That eminently respectable
family organ, The Tribune, is
now boosting Mike de Pike Heit-J
ler, best known to fame as a vice
king, who lived for years on
money earned by the unfortunate
women of the underworld.
Just read this from The Trib : '
"The lid has been lifted from
the cessppol of organized vice and
political corruption. The com,-"
munity owes a certain gratitude
to its prominent citizen, Mike de
Pike, for this service. That Mr. ""
Heitler's public services are rare
shbuld not detract from the value
of this one."
Gee whiz! What next? Mike
de Pike 'is now Mister Heitler in
the editorial columns of The
Tribune. It's only a short step
over into the society column
and then Mister Heitler, former
ly Mike de Pike will join the 400, ; .
wear monkey clothes and eat
canary-bird giblets and broiled'
humming bird's- wings at the
Jack Johnson might take a tip,
from Mike de Pike and take a fall,
out of Barney Grogan. Then he'll
be Mister Johnsing, and get the
gratitude of the community andr
his name in the papers.
Yet Mike de Pike was one of
those depraved excuses for a man
who ran houses of prostitutioa
and took money from women
who sold their bodies to get it
This is a funny world.