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) DAILY COMMENT ON
The Trib is.getting on thin ice. Its
support of Puterbaugh is commended
by the Inter-Ocean.
Nothing pretending to be progres
sive can stand for much approval by
By the way, things are looking up
with the I.-0. People's Gas .Light &
Coke Co. is coming across with some
Mrs. John T. McCormick triecf to
get the other papers to publish the
water meter story The Day Book
printed yesterday. But most of 'em
fought shy of it.
City editor of the Record-Herald
told her they couldn't use it. Why?'
The Record-Herald has been mak
ing a play to the women ever since
they became voters. Why won't it
give them publicity when they are
making a fight for the people?
What's the matter with old Vic
Lawson anyhow? It is to be hoped
he isn't interested in water meters.
By the way, it would be interesting
to know what public officials are ex
pecting to grab some graft out of sell
ing water meters to 300,000 house
holders. Either the people pf Winnipeg are
smarter than the people of Chicago
or they have government in the in
terest of the people in Winnipeg.
Up there the people run the public
utilities. Down here the public utili
ties run the government and most
of the newspapers.
" Hearst's papers -are having a fit
about who killed Ida Leegsbn.
But they are not worrying about
how many girls are driven to worse
r than -.death by low wages paid by
Some of Chicago's big advertisers.
Hearst's game appears to be to
play the workers for circulation and
Big Business for advertising.
So he makes big sensations of lit
tle murders and keeps mighty quiet
on big murders by big murders we
mean the murder of thousands by the
'It appears that Congressman
Sabath,"who has represented the Chi
cago Reduction Co., was a bit swift
in springing Mayor Harrison as a
Mayor Harrison says he has his
hands full in Chicago. We belie,ve it.
There's garbage for example.
Wonder if any of the politicians are
expecting to find much grabbage in
The Chicago Historical Society is
going to start a "Library of Social
Immortals," by keeping photos of so
ciety girls in their coming-out gowns.
The newspapers say the immortals
will be the daughters of our "most
But who in thunder is going to de- '
cide who are our most prominent cit
izens? Will they be the ones with the most
dough, and hence the ones that get
their names oftenest in the sassiety
Or merely the daughters of our
most prominent advertisers?
Anyway, it looks as if the Chicago
Historical Society intended to lie like
thunder to future generations by
leading them to believe that the real
women of Chicago were the daugh
ters of the rich?
The real women of Chicago today
are not the society dames and daugh
ters of the lazy, idle and over-fed
rich. Many of the xeal women are
working 'for their living.
"Ancf-the historical' society is start
ing in on. about" as ridiculous a bit of
snobbery as ever was pulled off in
this city of social snobbery.
In making the sassiety debutantes
the Chicago Immortals, the historical
snobs are merely recognizing the hu
man stock market.
Social debutantes have their coming-out
parties when their fond par
ents throw them onto the matri
When invitations are issued for a
coming-out party in high sassiety,
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