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DAILY COMMENT ON
The House has been good enough
to kill the bill raising the salary of
members of the general assembly.
A legislature which fefuses to pro
Tide a living wage for working wo
men could hardly have the nerve to
hand itself an extra $1,000 a year
The sugar trust apparently tried
to marry the Associated Press.
The Associated Press says it did
not succeed, -which leaves certain
journalistic children of the Asso
ciated Press unaccounted for.
"We had to send an investigator
out to borrow $150 from a saloon
keeper to go out of town to get a
prisoner." Maclay Hoyne, State's
Attorney de facto.
Wonder if the investigator went to
nome particular saloonkeeper or just
to any old saloonkeeper.
And what is the reward of a
saloonkeeper who lends money to in
vestigators for the state's attorney's
There are times when the lake
breeze gets too doggone enthusiastic.
The System still seems to be
working at the old stand in New
York. The city council rejected the
Curran committee's report to clean
uti the police department
Of course, little old New York
isn't the only city in which the Sys
tem still is at work.
The exemption of the canneries
from the women's ten-hour law is
one of the most outrageous -crimes
ever committed by our Senate.
The gentlemen who have been
howling about a minimum wage be
ing "class legislation" might rise to
say what they think of that exemp
tion. There ought to be some peculiar
form of punishment for those who
see fit to jeer at the English militant
Whatever one may think of their
methods, these women are fighting
In a glorious cause and they are
PEOPLE AND THINGS
showing their readiness to die for
Also, it should be remembered that
it is the government and not the par
liament of the people that so long
has denied the women of Britain suf
"Miss Jessie Woodrow, daughter of
the president . ." The Tribune.
Ah, we are indeed glad to learn. that
we have a new president; sudden
changes like that so relieve the
monotony of life.
"I want you to understand that the
so-called recount of votes was start
ed with my consent" Maclay
Maclay has so many delightful
sides that one is kept busy keeping
track of them.
"Andrew Bradley:. .'Phone Mid
way 5941, your sister Mattie, col
ored." Tribune Personal.
Andrew's white sister Mattie pre
sumably having nothing to do with
Judge Phillimore of London hopes
the militants he sentenced to jail are
allowed to starve to death if they go
on a hunger strike.
All very fine for the judge, but
rather hard on the prison officials
who would have to watch the women
slowly wasting away and dying.
Senator Martins of New Jersey is
a fanner. Possibly that is why he
is so direct and so anxious to get at
the truth without legal quibbling.
Most legislators, you know, are
lawyers, and so when they investi
gate they don't seek the truth, they
seek the law.
Mayor Harrison swore he only had
$250 in cash in his personal property
Yet the mayor is sending hjs son
to Europe for a vacation. Pray how
does he manage to do it?
Judge Owens appears to have a
burning ambition to show women
just hdw to vote and possibly
whom to vote for.