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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 04, 1913, Image 12

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... Ammmmmmmmmmmmmmm
no selections for the cabinet.
When you keep on questioning
me you doubt my truthfulness."
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MOSTLY COMMENT
That busted trust, Standard
Oil cut up a cute little melon of
$40,000,000 yesterday. This was
not a dividend. S. O. called it a
"cash distribution."
But the funny part of it was
that the Standard Oil said the
reason for the ''cash distribution"
was the recent "dissolution" of
the trust by order of the supreme
court.
And, lest we forget, that pious
old hypocrite Jawn D. Rockefel
ler hogged $10,000,000 of the
$40,000,000.
The only thing the people have
to be thankful for is that the su
preme court showed no inclina
tion to "dissolve" the shoe ma
chinery trust yesterdayr
The more we find out about
Woodrow Wilson the better we
like him. He swore at newspaper
men who were pestering the life
out of him yesterday.
In fact, the president-elect, pic
tured to the people as a pedantic
schoolmaster by the HearsH
papers before nomination
seems to be pretty much of a hu
man being.
Mrs. Hobart C. Chatfield-Tay-lor,
of Chicago, is trying to start
fashion of women wearing gloves
when swimming at Palm Beach,
Fla.
Next thing Mrs. Chatfield-Tay-lor
will be trying to get sassiety
women to dress themselves when
they go to a dance.
It sure is great to be a lawyer.
Roy O. West got $43,341.61 from
the Chicago Railways Co. for
"legal services" in 1910 when the
company was fixing up for a new
traction ordinance.
Of course, besides being a law
yer, Roy was then political man
ager for Gov. Deneen, member of
the board of review and Illinois
Republican committeeman.
Maybe if Roy had just been a
plain, ordinary, legal lawyer he
wouldn't have got such a slice of
dough 'from the, street car com
panies. J. Ham Lewis, Democrat, got
into the traction company tor
$7,500 at the same time.
Mayor Fitzgerald of Boston
"honored" Willie Randolluf
Hearst yesterday and now we
know what's the matter with
Fitzgerald.
By the way, friends and fellow
citizens, what has happened to
the well known street car wage
controversy arbitration proceed
ings? 'Way back in the dim and dis
tant past, we recollect being told
that when "the arbitration board
got ready to make an award the
newspapers would be notified by
Mayor Harrison s secretary.
Far be it from us to seem impa
tient or in a hurry, but we would
suggest that that arbitration
board get around, to "awarding"
before the present force of con
ductors and motormen die or en
ter homes for the aged.
What did we tell you? The
criminal court building was sold
yesterday for $2,200!

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