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DAILY COMMENT ON PEOPLE AND THINGS
Here's an old name for booze that's
During Queen Elizabeth's time, and
Lizzie's Nbeen dead many a year, it
was sometimes cajled "merry-go-down."
Although that big snow in Col
orado raised ned with Denver busi
ness, it will be worth millions to the
farmers of -the state.
Colorado's crop was worth $125,
000,000 this year, and Gov. Ammons
says the snow insures a better crop
It will pack in the mountain gorges
and supply water for irrigation when
it melts, will help winter wheat and
also the beet crop.
What's one man's meat is another
man's poison, and the snow -that hurt
city business is goid dollars to the
Those who will buy diamonds for
Christmas had better get busy and
do their Christmas shopping early.
The stones are being stolen pretty
It has been suggested that one way
to enjoy cold storage eggs is to rub
limburger cheese liberally on the up
per lip before eating the eggs.
A man who wants work and can't
get it, who wants food and can't get
it unless he begs or steals it, can
provide himself with three square
meals a day and a place to sleep by
committing a crime.
Those who commit crime are fairly
comfortable, while those who don't
"want to commit crime may go hun
gry, homeless and hopeless.
Isn't this putting a premium on
Which would you do if you got
right down' to a choice starve or
Isn't something wrong with our
social system when the easiest and
surest way for a jobless man to get
food and shelter is to commit crime?
Bob Ingersoll was once asked by
a Methodist preacher what he would
do to improve on the Creator's work
if he had the job of making over the
Bob's reply was: "I'd make health
contagious instead of disease."
Isn't there some danger of crime
Isn't it a disease, anyhow.
The Journal has succeeded in stir
ring up a wholesome public indigna
tion at the "L" magnates for pack
ing people like sardines into poorly
The manner in which the people
of Chicago are treated by the railroad
hogs is worse than raw it's rotten.
And now that the women are
aroused there may be something to
ing. Women are new to the political
game, and they may sweep clean.
And now the News has stirred
things up by jumping on the Pennsyl
vania Railroad and the politicians for
trying to put one over on the city in
that union depot gralr.
The News evidently has the right
hunch; that the Pennsylvania inter
ests had things nicely greased to slip
the grab through.
Incidentally, it called attention to
Bob Redfield, who represents the
Pennsylvania, being a law partner of
Corporation Counsel Sexton.
That's the kind of news that helps
the people to understand what's go
ing on. And nobody is in stronger
position to give it to the public than
It's what Chicago needs more than
Give the people the truth and
they'll generally do the right thing.
Just as the women are entering
politics in Chicago, it is highly im
portant that they be truthfully in
formed, so they'll get their municipal
politics on straight at the start.
Aid. Merriam kind of threw a mon
key wrench into the garbage com
pany's machinery when he insisted
on reserving 100 tons for the city.
That would give the city a chance