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' DAILY COMMENT ON PEOPLE AND THINGS
The Tribune demands a showdown
on the story that a man was thrown
down the elevator shaft in the Trib
building and killed.
All right. Give 'em the showdown.
Let's have the truth.
That story has been going the
rounds for about two years now, and
involves the matter of newspaper
sluggers and gunmen".
Ifthere is any truth in the story,
the 'people ought to know it
Now let Hearst follow the Trib lead
and demand a showdown on the mur
der pf Conductor "Witt and Teamster
Hehr by newspaper gunmen, said to
have been on the payroll of the Chi
cago newspaper trust.
In our opinionthe rich publishers
who hired the ex-convict gunmen
are more to blame than the gunmen
Hoyne, can perform a public serv
ice by investigating the newspaper
gunmen-and sluggers all -the way
He's in badunow, and mainly be
cause of his' political connection with
His salvation lies in telling all the
newspapers to go fly rtheir kite and
running his" office in 'the interests -of
Anvhow. call the Trib's bluff.
Staters Attorney Hoyne. , dive 'em
From the viewpoint fpf the ladylike
Mr. McCormick, County- 'Commis
sioner Ragen may be a-Toughneck.
And it's a cinch that het made a
monkey of himself when he started a
rough house ""in the county, board.
But he isn't playing politics half
as fast as McCormick is.
That vily individual has, been play
ing politics, and Tribune politics at
that, all through this messy scrap in
The game is to pave the way for
complete Republican - Progressive
control by showing up the fool tac
tics of the Democrats. r
And. bv fferhtin? an investipnlion ol
election frauds, the Democrats got on
the wrong side and gave McCormicq
McCormick wasn't half as anxious
to punish Ragen for throwing a boolj
at Coonley as he was to get Hoyne'a
name Into the mess.
And Hoyne had laid himself opart
to Tribune attack by foolishly oppose
ing investigation of charges of fraud
involving his own election.
The Democrats got clear over on
the wrong side and played into M
Cormick's hands politically, by refuse
Jng to grant money to that special
But we don't believe the political
aims of one faction are any purej
than those of the other:
If Ragen is playing Hearst politics,
McCormick Is playing, Tribune pol
itics; and the difference between"
them Is the difference between twee
dledum and tweedledee.
iBut suppose Ragen is a roughneck
and McCormick.'s a perfect lady
what's that, jjot to do with it?
(That's a very prominent commit
tee that committee of saf etv to savd
human life from automobiles.
We silgzest that it start bv seeing
the newspaper' autos and wagons
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over streetsvan.d boulevards at head
Then there might be an investiga
tion of deaths caused, by newspaper
autos and wagons during the past
Find out why the police permil
newspaper drivers to persistently vio
late the law as to speed.
American bug loose again. Canada
picked him up and dumped him
across the border in spite of Mrs.
Copley Thaw's promise of the "gol
Wouldn't be surprised if that bug
asked Matteawan to take him in foi
a rest before he gets, through "fightt
ing for his freedom(