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State Federation of Labor, a copy be
sent to the union press of the city
of Chicago, and also a copy be placed
upon the minutes of this body."
Resolutions were also adopted
calling on delegates to" enlist minis
ters of their churches against the
Methodist Book Concern for employ
ing non-union men; and against the
Fuehr & Stemmer Piano Co., 22 B.
24th street, which is said to employ
preachers as salesmen.
Other resolutions favored more
seamen on lake steamers, and the
opening of postal savings banks to
unlimited deposits and making them
government banks open for a gen
eral banking business.
Gee whiz, 240 brand new lawyers
turned loose on the state to seek
whom they may practice on. And up
goes the cost of living and litigation.
If the Automatic telephone must
sell out, why not to the city? If the
Bell buys it people who use tele
phones must pay to the Bell what
the Bell pays for the Automatic.
And if the Bell, or Chicago Tele
phone Co., buys, how long will it
compete with itself, selling Automatic
service for $7 when it gets $10 for
Opportunity is knocking at Chi
cago's door. Good chance to get in
to the telephone business. Buy the
This may account for the sudden
policy of the Chicago Co. yanking
out Automatic phones. The Chicago
Co. may already have the Automatic
or a deal all fixed up to get it
The Tribune can't get away with
that bunk in trying to make people
believe Hoyne is trying to protect
gamblers by prosecuting the Trib
une's chief gunman for shoothjg
down an innocent bystander in the
Newspaper gunmen are more dan
gerous than gamblers, great or small.
And even the prostitution of Cartoon
ist McCutcheon'e great talent can't
make a martyr to public decency of
Whatever criticism Hoyne may de
serve for other acts, he is doing his
duty in prosecuting the Tribune's
gunman and circulation manager;
and is the first state's attorney who
ever dared risk the Tribune's dis
pleasure. The Tribune's policy of attack on
Hoyne is the old policy of rule a pub
lic official or ruin him. There's been
too much of that kind of newspaper
government in Chicago.
There are a lot of things on which
we don't agree with Lorimer, but if
he had been a good dog and obeyed
Tribune orders, the chances are he
never would have been hounded by
that newspaper boss.
Tonight the women begin attend
ing political night school at the city
hall, to find out how to be alder
women;. or how not to be alderMEN..
And now the loop cafes claim the
tenderloin cafes are back of the move
to stop dancing in the loop so that
people who want to dance will have
to travel south of the loop. Even
dancing mustn't interfere with Busi
If those U. S. sailors who turned
Seattle inside out thought raids on
Socialist and 1. W. W. headquarters
patriotism, it's about time Uncle Sam
were teaching a new kind of patriot
ism. Even government itself can't
teach order by violence and inter
ference with free speech.
A fool way of working toward
municipal ownership of street rail
ways is to keep on granting 20-year
franchises to private corporations,
which corporations are merely play
ing horse with the city.
Some sense to that court of arbi-.
tration organized by the builders and
the Building Trades Council. It rec
ognizes the fact that industrial war
actually exists, and tries to fight in
a court of arbitration instead of on
the field of battle.
The best way to get home rule for