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DAILY COMMENT ON PEOPLE AND THINGS
Oscar Hewitt, in the Tribune, tells
why the Pennsylvania Railroad has
changed its attitude and now wants
to rent certain streets instead of hav
ing council vacate tfiem.
The reason given is that it takes 53
votes in council to vacate and only 36
to permit the use of streets.
But it would be all the same to the
company. Once it gets the streets
it will keep them. So the manner of
getting cuts no ice.
Reformers are still arguing about
the tango and people are still danc
And both the reformers and the
dancers are enjoying themselves in
their own way one finding fault and
the other blissfully ignoring the fault
finding. Before doing any real digging on
a subway, the city might look into it
and find out how much danger there
is of more cave-ins like the Field
cave-in of Randolph street.
Judge Newscomer knows the dif
ference between eggs and eggs.
He saysr "An egg that is spotted
and smelly is rotten."
Thereupon he fined Martin John
son, proprietor " of the Columbia
bakery, 1512 Grand av., for using
But here is Johnson's come-back:
"If your ruling is correct, every
bakery in Chicago is using bad eggs."
And if Johnson is correct then the
good women who are boycotting eggs
will have to pass up pies and pastry.
Positively it is becoming danger
ous to eat food, and there doesn't ap
p'ear to be much else to eat.
We can begin to see that there was
method in the madness of that Bibli
cal king who went out into the back
yard and ate grass.
We note by the sassiety colyum of
the N. Y. Journal that Mr. and Mrs.
William Randolph Hearst gave a
party at the residence on Riverside
prive, New York, and that ampng
those present were Mr. and Mrs. B.
By the way, Mr. E. l. Gary is the
big cheese in the steel trust.
It was a "Mexican" dance and the
guests wore "gay costumes typical of
Mexico in her happiest mood."
Which would indicate that Willie
still has Mexico on the mind.
The story in Mr. Hearst's own
paper, however, doesn't tell whether
Gen. Hearst's Mexican standing
army was among those present.
However, that wouldn't really be
necessary so long as Willie had the.
head of the steel trust there to swell
Wonder if Hearst is working for
Now the great state of Michigan is
going to permit anarchistic Big Busi
ness in the copper country to forcibly
deport men because they happen to
be labor union officials.
Yet the real cause of the trouble
up there is a bull-headed mine man
ager who is grinding outrageous
profits out of men, women and chil
dren for the enrichment of multi
millionaires who live in the aristo
cratic suburbs of Boston.
The "crime" for which these labor
leaders are to be deported by a kept
state militia and hired gunmen is the
organization of miners so they can
get decent working conditions and a
If they drive the.Western Federa
tion of Miners out of Michigan they
will get the IW. W.
But what 'can Michigan expect
when she has something less than a
man for a governor?
Gov. Ferris appears to have about
as much backbone as a jellyfish.
The Tribune published the truth
about the unemployed in an editorial
yesterday, but came across with an
The Tribune boss should keep a
closer eye on the writers who have.
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