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DAILY COMMENT ON
David Starr Jordan says send the
small men to war so the big men
can be saved for the race. We can
beat that Send .the men who don't
work for a living Bo those who do
can be saved for the race.
When Arthur Burrage Farwell
says anything worth while we like to
give him credit for it And here's
one that's a peach. The president of
the Chicago Law and Order League
wrote it in a letter to the American:
"I had my heart to heart talks with
her, and learned for the first time
that perhaps the happiest time in my
mother's life was before I was born."
And we imagine that is a true
Goodness gracious, here's George
P. Bent, big Chicago piano manufac
turer, making remarks about one of
our leading, prominent and best citi
zens, as follows:
"Can anyone cite better or more
successful tax dodgers than Victor
P. Lawson and his papers, The News
and Record-Herald." And George al
"Can any concern worth over $10,
000,000 get as low a tax or so cheap
leases on school board land as can
the Chicago Tribune?"
Glad to help you out, George, but
really we can't think of anybody,
that's got these chaps beaten on low
taxes and leases of school lands. So
let's give 'em the ribbon.
By the way, Bent is a prominent
member of the National Association
.of Manufacturers, and the Trib has
been muckraking that bunch of high
class Christian and Jewish gentle
men. Isn't it painful when the rich and
powerful fall out and begin calling
one another wicked names. Maybe
Bent will stop his papers.
Arthur Brisbane has reached the
height of fame. Another Arthur,
whose last two names are Burrage
Farwell, has written a letter praising
one of his editorials. And the other
PEOPLE AND THINGS
Arthur,, J. Arthur Johnson, is in Eu
rope. At last the politicians are calling
each other by their real names. In
the county board McCormick said
Andy Lawrence was running Bart
zen, and Bartzen said Jitn Keeley
was running McCormick. Agreed.
The Pujo committee having gone
out of business, old Bill Rockefeller
has recovered his voice. Was going
to die, y' remember, if he talked to
that committee. Must have been
sick unto death like Morse was, or
like Kelly was.
Bryan is hurting nobody and is do
ing good by making speeches and he
won't neglect public service. So let
Hearst yawp, and go on serving the
tariff barons in his fight against Wil
son and Bryan.
The railroads are putting up an
awful whine, but the real trouble is
the water In the bonds and stocks, on
which the public is expected to pay
interest and dividends.
If It wasn't for the interest charges
on securities that crooked directors
and promoters grabbed off for them
selves, it would be dead easy to In
crease the wages of the men who
actually run the railroads.
The newspapers who criticize W.
J. Bryan for making Chautauqua
speeches are hostile to him anyhow,
and always have been; they are look
ing for every possible chance to dis
credit him with the people. But they
don't succeed. Bryan is honest He
can't be bought. The invisible gov
ernment never was able to control
him. So it doesn't like him.
Evidently President Wilson isn't
going to let Wall street rush him off
his feet in the matter of recognizing
the Huerta government in Mexico.
There will be an election in Mexico
soon and the people will settle it
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U. S. steamship inspectors exam-
ined wreck of steamer Iowa.