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DAILY COMMENT ON PEOPLE AND THINGS
Annfe Clemenc, fambus fighting
leader of the striking miners at Calu
met, Mich., has been indicted for in
citing a riot -
J Wonder how many of the hired
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bosses in he fight against the miners
will be indicted for shooting down
" the strikers, their wives , and their
. children. .
Annie Clemenc is the one who lead
the parade of miners-fdr several miles
through the streets of Calumet at 5
o'clock in the morning.
She carried a large American flag,
and when the militia charged, the
paraders she exclaimed: "If this flag
isn't protection for me, then -run your
sabers through me I'm ready to
Jack Johnson doesn't seem to fit
veiy well in Paris. Fight promoters
there, referring to the black pug,
said: "Negro fighters are not wanted
" Maybe it isn't so much the negro
end of it as It is the Johnson end of
the deal. That promoter must have
heard about some, of Johnson's do
ings in U.S.
We don't mind a nice quiet little
poker game with a couple of hundred
matches for a cent, but when masked
robbers butt into the game and carry
away the pot with a four revolver
hand, as they did in Stockton, Cal.
.well it's us for Rummy, Casino or"
Old Maid, A '
Gov. Dunne has just anrfouhced
that Thanksgiving Day will fall on
Nov. 27. ' ,
Shucks, that's stale news. Some
body put the printers of 1913, calen
dars wise to that fact long ago, and
we've got a calendar.
The Tribune bursts suddenly forth
as a reform sheet and denounces fake
doctdrs of men's diseases.
There is ho question but what
these doctors should.be exterminated.
But they have been kept alive be
cause newspapers, by taking their ad
vertising, have encouraged them to
plunder ignorant people.
They have also driven, many mis
guided young men to suicide. v
It is time for the council to act.
It would be interesting to watch
Willie Randolph Hearst's face as he
reads the, Tribune story. 4 "'X
For Willie is increasing his wealth
by carrying nearly a full page' of
these quack ads every morning.
A DOUBTFUL KINDNESS
. N Pa Prick, the coke king, accused 6f having given his son a wedding
present of $12,000,000, knows the boy better than we do. But it strikes "us
as a cruel thing to do. 4
Just think; it means 'that the youngster will have to run that $12,000,000
or let it run him. If he,'s big enough to run it, he won't need it, and giving
it to, him offhand simply rqbs him of tife fun of hustling 'for it him"self. If
he isn't big enough to handle that much raw power intelligently,,i neans
saddling himwith an incubus pretty certain to drag him to the devil.,,
We suppose that, as society is now organized, there's no way to stop
men like Frick from piling up huge fortunes, once they get stalled. , It
seems to be big business' only possible measure of, success. And where it
follows personal struggle and strong ability it commands admiration even
from those who think that the system is execrable. . -,
But it doesn't at all follow that society must subject itself to the risks
inherent in letting these immensely xich men tos their wealth around to
recipients who have given no proof of fitness to wieM It. , r .
1 We wouldn't let children play 'with dynamite. ' ",'