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vice Commission on charge of cruelty
Mrs. William Pratt found husband
who deserted her three years ago
living at 5 Delaware pi. with another
Ethel Lee, negress, cabaret singer,
arrested in connection with murder
of Peter Nones, who was stabbed to
death Saturday night.
Antone Ziupsuys, 29, 3457 Auburn
av., drowned in nver at 22d st.
DAILY COMMENT ON
Now they say the South Side levee
is wide open again. Not surprising.
The police are dealing only with the
effect when they put the lid on vice.
The cause is always there; and it's
too deep to be reached by all of the
policemen in this or any other coun
try. Policemen can't make people
moral. Neither can laws. Many peo
ple who are immoral would be moral
if they had a chance.
In our rotten industrial and social
system many are "bad" because it
appears to be the easiest way.
Closing up vice districts doesn't
eliminate vice. Only covers it up in
spots. It breaks out in other spots.
It's beneath the surface all the time.
Too many reformers are wasting
time trying to reform persons instead
of conditions. They seldom reform
themselves. It's more sport reform
If all the reformers in Chicago
would turn their attention to getting
a living wage for workers of both
sexes they would get farther with
their good intentions as to curing
Some of the alleged vice they are
trying to cure is human nature. And
human nature isn't much different
than it was two thousand years ago.
Next we are to have a H.-H. tam
many. That means government of
the people by office-holders.
Chief Cleason is going to put the
kibosh on the dice game. It always
was easier to get at the fellows who
rob themselves by gambling than to
get the fellows who rob others
against their will.
However, this probably won't ap
ply to church fairs or the little candy
PEOPLE AND THINGS
stores where the kids take a penny
All this downtown subway talk
makes us tired.
If the city can't get good service
with what street car system we have,
how in thunder are they going to get
it with a few hundred more millions
worth of system? .
What the people really need is the
best possible service with the system
We could get that now if the city
administration knew how. But ser
vipe is always a promise, never a per
fbrmance. And the street car magnates keep
on playing horse with the people.
In getting together that $12,000,
000 out of Chicago's 55 per cent, the
people have lost $100,000,000 worth
And the people who ride on street
cars will get mighty little good out
of the $12,000,000.
It looks nice in print, but they'l
never get their fingers on it. We'
mean the people. Some fingers will
get on it, of course.
Cheer up, kiddies! The demand for
castor oil for lubricating auto motor's
bids fair to exceed the supply.
Teacher Now, children, what do
we mean when we say "on an aver-"
Willie Average is a thing a hen
lays eggs on.
Teacher I don't understand, Wil
lie; please explain to us what you
Willie Papa says that a hen lays'
one egg a day on an average.
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