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MY, BUT THE ANGEL OF THE
OP'RY COMPANY IS MADT
John C. S chaffer, the village ex-
pressman, angel of the op'ry com
pany, and owner of the Evening Post,
v has broken loose again!
' Schaffer has been reading the Post
( lately. And what he saw there must
have shocked him terribly. This
disciple of "the country for tie rich"
saw real progressive thoughts had
forced-themselves into the paper.
Possibly it grievedjiim.
What would his fellow silk-stock-
ings on the board of directors bf-the
Chicago Grand Opera Company think'
: of him? TJus Was terrible! It had
to be stopped.
& What matter if he did call himself
: a member of the Progressive party.
One mustn't take those things too
; Schafferimstled down to the office
of the Post.' He'caught a glimpse of
Leigh Reilly,' his managing editor.
v ., "You're fired," he stormed:' So
; Reilly, hiked over to the Trib.and !got
I a job.
He next pounced on Floyd Dell,
the young man who nearly succeed
ed in making a literary section of a
newspaper interesting. . -
"Out, out,' he cried. - Schaffer,
who knows Hamlin Garland awfully
well, will probably be the-llterary ed
Then came the editorial . 'writer
who had dared favor progress.
When nearly exhausted Schaffer
. . found a new victim. Drury Under
wood, the veteran feature writer,".
strolled bver from Mangler's to see
W ifthere was any mail for him. He
got the axe.
" ' They say one of 'the first rows
Schaffer had with the men who turn
out the paper-'was because he failed
to see anything funny in Franklin P.
Adams. So out went Franklin
Adams' colyum. "Andlhen ou went
Riley and the rest of 'em. - "
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Blinks What's the best way to
go home?-Jinks Sober.?
HOYNE TO PROBE MURDER 7
REPORT-IN TRIBUNE BLDG.
State's Attorney Hoyne has fired
another shot into the Tribune camp.
Yesterday it came to light that
Hoyne was preparing to present to
the grand jury a murder case, which
issaid to have occurred in the Trib
une building two years ago and which
was, hushed by -the owners,-
According to the story, a Tribune
r employe, was supposed to have
thrown a man down the elevator
shaft and whilg the man lay in the pit
unconscious he'Vas -shot, and killed
by the other.
When the. Tribune realized that a
scandal was imminent .they sent an
attorney over to demand immediate
grand jury action on the affair. They .
probably figured if there was any-"
thing to the story, they might beat
Hoyne to it before he, had obtained '
enough evidence, and thus" gain sf no
bill from the grand jury...,'
The matter was taken up before
Judge Brenatano. The Tribune at
torney delivered himself: "of a lot of
legal phraseology and demanded
Hoyne make good. the charge con- '
tained in a letterthe' prosecutor Bent
Rev A. J.'Ftancis, Pilgrim Congrega
tional Church of'FJnglewood.
The state's attorney argued he had
a right toehold off on the case for
awhile until he thought he had
enough factato present to the grand
jury. " -"
f Judge Br,entanojrRledin,his favor
and the matter wag continued.
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A model of house fly "as big as a
cat,'Vor 64,000 times as big as the
pest, is now, "on exhibition at the Mu
seum of ' Natural History in New
York.. One of the real things sounds
and feels about that" big when you're
tryingto gebsome sleep'
'O o '; '
. Policeman Hey, what are you
blocking the street-'for? Green
Chauffeur There's a sign says, "All
cars stop here," pointing to a street
car sign on a telegraph post.