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DAILY COMMENT ON
The committee of 15 is about to
get out in front of the grandstand
again and give Vice another tap on
There have been committees just
like this all through the centuries,
and vice is still with us and just as
vigorous as ever.
Such committees are fighting ef
fects and ignoring causes.
Their favorite sport Is chasing the
women of the underworld; and they
boast of it when they close a "house."
As if closing a "house" puts vice
out of business.
As a distinguished citizen once
It took the massacre of scores of
children and the brutal beating of
well known, labor leaders to make
the kept press see that there was any
labor trouble in the Michigan copper
Now some of the papers are send
ing men up there to finb out what it
was all about.
It may be they are not afraid now
because the copper companies don't
Here's hopin' Billy Sunday reforms
Pittsburgh and converts everybody
There to Christianity.
There sure is room in that town
for reform if that means improve
ment in all kinds of morals.
And Billy Sunday certainly knows
how to bat the devil over the solar
And Pittsburgh's where said devil
Well, Ella Flagg Young is on the
job again and the scared politicians
can once more breathe normally.
Mr. Shoop can now go way back
and sit down in second place.
As an American citizen can't be
protected in his constitutional rights
in the state of Michigan, the union
men. might send leaders there who
have net yet become citizens.
PEOPLE AND THINGS
They can then get protection from
this government by appeals to the
ministers to America from their own
As for the state of Michigan, it is
as helpless as a jungle in South
Africa, so long as it has a school
master governor with nothing but
If Mr. McNaughton had been kid
naped the entire state militia would
be in Houghton county, and the U. S.
regulars on the way.
But Moyer and Tanner are merely
leaders of working men; and the law
isn't for them.
Just before Christmas the Good
Fellows, an organization promoted by
the Tribune got busy and did a lot of
good with some of their energy and
According to the Trib 20,000 chil
dren were reached and made tempor
arily happy by an army of about
6,000 Good Fellows.
That's fine as far as it goes; and
no doubt every Good Fellow got fully
as much happiness out of it as he
gave to the children.
And what a glorious country this
would be if all of us were Good Fel
lows all the year around;
For then every day would be
Christmas, and Christmas cheer
would be as regular and common as
the air we breathe.
But that's the trouble with all of
us we salve our conscience by doing
our duty toward our brothers only a
part of the time.
And if our conscience were alive
thlTyear around, and each of us real
ized that he actually is his brother's
keeper, then every .day would be
Even the rich man who contributes
to charity realizes that he does owe
something to humanity.
But he hires some professional
charity workers to do his duty to his
brothers for him.
And charity becomes a business.