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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 07, 1913, Image 20

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the face of her lover as Ruth tremu
lously approached him, but the old
loyal love Ugtit, as well.
"I know all about it, dear," he said,
"but was he wortJLlt?'
At all events, they never told Her
bert's mother and sister of his impos
ture, and the arrival of Mr. Joyce
checked the'young man's wild career.
"Oh, Willis," Said Ruth wistfully,
"it was a cruel ordeal that Myra set
me. Never, never leave me again!"
And the wedding bells rang soon.
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
o-4)
MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP WOULD
STOP GRAFT, SAYS HENEY
" '
Francis J. Heney.
San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 7. F. J.
Heney, the noted attorney who pro
secuted the "land fraud" cases of
Oregon and the celebrated "graft
prosecutions" of San Francisco, is
stiong for municipal 'ownership.
'"TheKbpe bf 'American democracy
lies in municipal ownership and wo
men's suffrage," said Heney. "The
American business man does not
have time to study the social and
economic needs of his city. He is too
busy making money. His wife does.
"The average American Is perfect
ly content to permit the five profit
paying public utilities the gas, elec
tricity, water, telephone and street
railroads to be operated by private
enterprise, while he, a citizen, as
sumes the eight non-paying and ex
ceedingly expensive public utilities-
the public schools, parks and play
grounds, fire, police and street de
partments, sewer system, hospitals
and jails.
"Most men fear that the public
ownership of profit-making utilities
would increase political corruption.
It would not. My close personal study
of the exposures that have taken
place in the past 20 years of cor
ruption in our large cities convinces
me that the privately owned public
utilities are the principal cause of
corruption and. inefficiency in muni
cipal government. If San Francisco
had had municipal 6wners)iip there
would have been no graft prosecu
tion. Privately owned public utilities
played politics for privileges". That is
generally what causes graft in every
city.
"Corporation owners and politi
cians are not bad men. They are
sorely tempted the temptation of
the pocket interest. Let us deal with
them as children correct the cor
rupt man by taking the dangerous
toys from him.' Municipal ownership
is the answer."
An altercation arose between a
farmer and a so-called expert In ag
riculture. "Sir," said the expert, "do
you realize that I have been at two
universities, one in this c6untry and
one in Germany?" "What of that?"
demanded the farmer, with a faint
smile. "I had a calf nursed by two
cows, and the more he was cnursed
the greater calf he grew."
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