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part fn a playlet entitled "The Peer
less Leader," some of tlie scenes of
which will be laid at the Polo
Grounds. Chance has been rehears
ing his role in New York since Mon
day. Catcher Sweeney, Outfielder
Daniels and Roy' Hartzell will also
appear in the film.
John Evers. would never make a
moving picture actor. They don't
When a Iabor leader can sport big
diamonds on $30 a week what's the
Anyhow, there won't be any beat
ing up of citizens and other third de
gree tactics by the copettes.
Hark! A voice from the tombs.
Foraker was talking in Washington
yesterday. Not as a senator, how
ever. Those labor leaders who are trying
to get Moss Enright out are taking
the surest way of keeping him in.
Hearst isn't running Springfield.
Those who know the inside say
that Enright was sent over for some
thing he didn't do. The surest way
to save an innocent man Is to play
the game straight. Hearst can't help.
He doesn't own Gov. Dunne.
The Trib is going to find its gun
man game expensive at any rate. It
has hired Lawyer Forrest to defend
Gunman Annenberg; and they say
Forrest won't even sit in for less than
$10,000 as a starter.
Sheriff Zimmer, who commissioned
newspaper gunmen as deputies dur
ing the pressmen's lockout, will sell
scab Examiners when the Simon
O'Donnell edition comes out. Very
It's funny to hear the express com-,
panies squeal as Uncle Sam puts 'em
through the wringer. They've had it
pretty soft, but the picking will be
thinner from now on.
It will be interesting now to find
out whether the Building Trades
Council consists. of several thousand
trades unionists or merely President
Chief McWeeny now wants owners
of firearms put under bonds. Start
with newspaper gunmen, chief.
Does President Simon O'Donnel,
president of the Building Trades
Council, hold that he is a bigger man
than the union men who pay his sal
ary and whom he is supposed to rep
resent? Notwithstanding all the good
natured kidding they are getting, we
have a hunch that the coppettes will
deliver the goods and become
And it's just as well for them not
to carry guns. The policemen who
carry them are too darned handy
Now" is a good time for Chicago
labor to get its unionism on straight
and run the unions for the benefit of
the members rather than as play
things for their officers.
- Now the' smoke inspectors are
charged with graft. Why not get
after the prominent citizens who
bribed them if any were bribed?
A firm that will bribe an inspector
to fail to report its violation of law
ought not to go scot free, and all
the punishment be piled on the poor
devil it bribed.
No matter how rich or influential
he may be, a- business man who will
bribe a public official to wink at law
violation is a dangerous citizen
fully as dangerous as a pickpocket
Well, Hoyne holds the record for
public officials in Chicago who have
NOT been bulldozed by the brow
If he can make the vicious news
papers behave he will beat all Chi
cago records in the. state's attorney's
A gram of mesotherium, used in
treating cancer, has been sold in Ber
lin for $65,000. It's obtained from
monazite dirt. Look yourself over.