fiieudc of Chirks have sent him
again to the County Hospital and his
old mother is wondering how soon
DAILY COMMENT ON
Gov. Ferris ofVlichigan said yes
terday that Michigan would care for
its own strike troubles without inter
ference by federal authorities.
And in the same breath said he
would make no personal investiga
tion of the shooting and deportation
It isn't easy to figure out just why
the great state of Michigan has a
If the one she has had anything
but a gelatine backbone there would
have been no Teal trouble at Calumet
All h& has dope has been to let
the mine managers do as they darned
Chicago has taken a long step In
the right direction hf passing an or
dinance intended to protect the pub
lic from false and misleading news
This is the ordinance recently ap
proved by the Chicago Advertising
Club, when the only objection was
made by an advertising employe of
If this ordinance will protect the
people from crooked newspapers and
grafting advertisers it will be one of
the best things ever passed by the
It was high time something was
done to stop rotten newspapers from
luring their readers into traps set by
thieving business men.
The real thing in the wayof man
hood only needs a little provocation
to break out through a dress suit.
Last night a bunch of college
graduates in dress suits stood1 at a
window on the eleventh floor of the
University Club building, fighting a
fierce fire in the building just across
At times the flames were so fierce
that they spanned the space between
jthe alley and drove the hoys back
I she will be put in the place the poor
dread worse than death.
I But the puppy is chasing its tail.
PEOPjLE AND THINGS 4
from the window.
But they came right back, one
bunch relieving another.
And they paid no more attention to
their dress suits than a fireman would
to his uniform.
There wasn't any fake about it
I saw It myself from within ten feet
of the college grads.
A fire chief who went up there was
asked if he wanted -any of his men
to come up.
"Don't need 'em," he replied.
'"Those boys are doing all right."
Even though Pres. Aleck McCor
mick denounces it as a "dirty p'oliti
cal trick" the council did the. right
thing when it passed a resolution for
the" investigation of inhuman treat
ment at the County Hospital.
McCormick himself has been play
ing newspaper politics with both
hands and his mouth, and was get
ting the County Hospital on an Unit
ed Charities basis by too much inves
tigation before treatment.
It is time somebody was getting at
the truth about conditions at the
Fortunately the Trib doesn't con
trol the city council.
And judging by the ordinance
against fake advertising the Hearst
papers have lost the council grip, too
LABOR BODY MEETS
Washington, Dec. 30. Important
labor legislatIon,for the coming year
was considered today in the opening
session of the two days' session ot
the American Association for Labor
Legislatio nand the American Politic
cal Science Association. Such prob
lems as workmen's compensation, oc '
cupatlonal diseases, one day's rest hi
seven, federal museum for accident
prevention, social insurance and ens
forcement of labor laws were sched
uled for consideration,
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