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DAILY COMMENT ON PEOPLE AND THINGS
Legal or illegal, every penny of in
terest earned on. public funds and
grabbed by a county treasurer is
That money belongs to the people
and not to the treasurer who is their
He has no moral right to take it.
He has no moral right to use public
funds for his own enrichment.
John Hays Hammond, high-priced
engineering tool of the Guggenheims,
Says he won't invest a cent in a for
eign country so long as Bryan is sec
retary of state.
But who in thunder cares if you
The less you and your kind invest
in foreign countries, the less the rest
of us will be called upon to pay taxes
to protect your investments.
We have our hands full as it is pro
tecting property in this country.
In fact, the theory of our govern
ment seems to be to protect property
and let humanity protect itself as best
Michigan is getting a dose of it
now maintaining a small army at
public expense to help the copper
barons break a strike.
We keep up a standing army and
a state militia supposedly to protect
the country; but they are used as
policemen to help capital oppress
When vou show us a eovernor i
using the-state militia to protect
workingmen against murderous pri
vate gunmen, then we'll begin to
think the state militia is worth some
thing to the people.
They say murder will out. At last
the story of the killing of Marshall
Field, Jr., is out and told by the
woman who did the killing in the no
torious Everleigh Club.
It was generally known at the time
young Field was killed just how he
was killed and where, but not a news
paper in Chicago printed a word
Such was the pull of the Field fam
ily in Chicago, and the influence of
the big advertising account of the
President McCormick of the coun
ty board wrote a letter to State's
Att'y Hoyne in which he said: "I be- C)
Now an ordinary man would have
said, "I thought," but that wouldn't
be lady-like, so Lady McCormick
didn't think, he just bethought hini-selm.
If you want to be in Mac's high
class, don't say, "I drank a glass of
Say, "I bedrank me a Haws nl
beer," or "I besmoked me a cigar
ette." By the way, Maud, did you see my
powder puff lying around anywhere?
Anyhow, if Hoyne should reply to
McCormick in the language or high
sassiety, he might start his Jetter
something like this:
"Dear Mac: I just bechewed me a
chew of tobacco, and when I went to
besnit. me at thp raiimHnr T nvieaa4 it-
and bespit me on the floor.''
0, Agnes, your waist is all unbut
toned up the back. I bethink me you I
ougni to nave a maid.
BELIEVE FALSE GOSSIP WAS
CAUSE OF GIRL'S SUICIDE
A coroner's inquest, to be held to
night, was expected to show that
false gossip caused Evelyn Behn, 18,
known as the "nrettiest hieh sohnnl
girl in Park B4dge," to end her life Q
Dy swauowing caroouc acid.
The girl's sweetheart, Frederick
Lahm, told her of the rumors at a
high school dance. 'She forced the
man whose name had been linked
with hers to deny the stories in
Lahm's presence. While the two
youths were quarreling the girl slip
ped away to a drue store and return
ing, ended her life.