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DAILY COMMENT ON PEOPLE AND THINGS
Federal grand juries are now get
ting busy in Colorado, indicting labor
leaders, of course. -
One grand jury criticizes unjon
miners and imported radical agita
tors., You can get a line on the kind of a
grand jury it is when .you consider
that no mention is made of the im
ported gunmen, brought fn by the
coal companies to intimidate and
shoot down the miners'.
Wherever hfred thugs and gunmen
are used there is lawlessness. That
is part of their business.
And a kept press is there to place
the blame on the union leaders.
One of the busy little guys in Col
orado just now-.is Schafer, .owner of
the Chicago Post, who recently
bought two Denver papers.
But he isn't busy on the side of
the miners. He's too close to Big
Business for that.
Henry M. Hyde in writing up "Back
of the Yards" for the Tribune says
that "fifty per cent of the workmen
employed in the yards earn $10 a
week or less."
Henry doesn't mean "earn"; he
means "get." Every man of 'em
EARNS much more than $10, but
they GET less.
If you want to see the other side
of it, and where the money goes that
the workmen EARN but don't GET,
go to the grand opera, or the live
There you will see jewels and
gorgeous gowns on the women of the
men who don't EARN but who GET
The few who GET but don't EARN,
GET by killing cattle, pigsyl sheep,
men, women and children.
And up to the time they kill them
they treat the cattle, sheep and hogs
better than they do the men, women
Turn to the society columns of the
newspapers if you want to see who is
spending the money the workmen
back of the yards EARN but don't
Sometimes it seems as if the bril-'
liant rays of a diamond on a woman's
bosom may be the imprisoned souls
of innocent children of the poor who
have been sacrificed to inhuman
Some women with souls and un
derstanding couldn't wear diamonds
if they knew how the men who
bought the diamonds got the money.
But even if Tom Edison were to
invent a machine that would lay eggs
the beef trust would probably get
control of the machine.
Old John D. Rockefeller is worry
ing now about the unequal distribu
tion of sunshine.
And if he could figure It out, the
old cuss would doubtless like to con
trol the distribution.
At that, John can have this darned
Chicago fog if he'll only take it out
It's an ill wind that blows good to
nobody, and a bum fog that won't
turn pennies into the cash-box of the
Commonwealth Edison by making
people turn on more electric light.
It is becoming easier to settle a pot
of coffee with an egg than it is to
settle for the egg.
In November 38 people were killed
in New Yory city streets, and 15 of
them were children." Injured, 115.
Better build a subway for autos.
Pres. McCormick of the County
Board does a whole lot of talking to
the newspapers, but doesn't say
"Gee," said a conductor on a Mad
ison street car at Halsted, when a
young man handed him a transfer,
"don't blow that breath in my face.''
And as the fellow with a bad
breath passed in the conductor ex
claimed: "Gosh, but that breath was
a peach. Made a noise like garlic
and limburger cheese that was dead."
Just remember that the conductor
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