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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 26, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 5',
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DAILY COMMENT ON
Looks good to see the women get
together and" fight for rights, as the
clubwomen and striking waitresses
have. More power to 'em.
'In these days of women's vote it is
probably a wise idea for city officials
to take a little notice when women
raise a rumpus about certain doings
that don't look right to them.
FunkHous'er probably realized this
when he granted the women a couple
of policewomen to watch over the
A man is .mighty liable to have
tough sledding, whether he be elect
ed to position or appointed to posi
tion, if the women voters can't see
They ought to giye Carnegie
medals to those coppers who wrench
ed, those waitresses' arms and jerked
the young girls down to the station.
. You. know, folks, it takes a lot of
nerve to treat meek persons of the
gentle sex that way.
. Of course, if a MAN were to do
it, we would .consider it cowardly.
But with those big husky coppers,
backed by their stars, a couple of
guns and a billy, well, that's real
Sic those same cops on a tough
bunch of gunmen or sluggers what
would.be the result?
An Englishman came over to this
country one time and laughed when
he heard Americans singing "My
Country 'Tis of Thee" song
"Where do you get that 'My Coun
try?' " he asked, "when halt of you
don't. qwn enough to plant a geran
Well, anyway, they are having
oodles ofraih out in the warmer por
tion of the West. And now wouldn't
you really rather have snow than wet
Well, what are you kickin' about
Which would you .rather do, stand
Inside a street car -and near suffo-
PEOPLE AND THINGS
cate from the odor of garlic or stand
outside the car and freeze?
You can't decide? Well, get on a
Halsted car and you'll have to do one
or the other.
How long is the complaining side
going to get away with continuances
in the cases against those arrested
Four times have the defendants
dragged a slew of witnesses down to
court to hear the same old story,
"Continued." And it's always been
the other side that has asked for the
- Go to it and settle the thing! It's
! way past time!
So Funkhouser is going to investi
gate the arm-wrenching coppers deal.
Say, Major, send the guilty cops
out in the stockyards district.
Or maybe it would be a good idea
to let those cops do corner duty
down in a traction company tunnel.
That's a low job in one sense of
the word but you would hardly
think that anything would be too low
for that cop that was low enough to
bring pain to a decendant of Eye.
Ten of our city councilman will
soon rise and sing that beautiful lit
tle bujlet "I Was But I'm Not." And
then please retire to the make-up
Now we wonder will any of them
come back with, "I'd Rather Be a
Has-Been Than a Never-Was."
'Tis said that Thomas J. Lynch's
tango parties helped him to win the
primary election for alderman of th
You might say ha, danced into of
fice. Lynch is the gentleman who
got more women's votes than any
Ofttimes, to revise an old proverb,
an aldermanic candidate will gasp at
a straw vote.
With the Healy case, the "Hand
some Jack" Koetters case, and the
Ellis case, our Windy City is the busy
littleplace in' the crime line.