BOYS FOR SALE AT A DOLLAR APIECE
Frank Black, laborer, home in Omaha, is dad of a bunch of boys. The
neighbors say the boys are bad. Frank admits it. When the probation of
ficer came the other day to arrest one for stealing coal from railroad cars,
Frank, as it were, threw up his hands and offered to sell the bunch to
Douglas county for $1 apiece if the county would take them over and give
him a legal release.
It's hardly likely that he meant it. You wouldn't sell your son for a
dollar, would you, even when most provoked at some of his boyish pranks?
But we wish that the judge before whom the case came hadn't stopped
with ordering Frank to keep the lads out of mischief by sending them to
school. t Of course they oughtn't to steal and ought Lc bo in school, learn
ing better behavior.
That judge would have done a better service to the community, it seems
to us, if he had also ordered an inquiry into- why it was that the lads were
behaving so as to make father want to get rid of them at a dollar apiece.
Was it the boys' fault or dad's fault or a combination fault also in
cluding remediable shortcomings on the part of the city of Omaha, the
county of Douglas, the state of Nebraska and possibly, in addition, the
United States? 1
FACTIONS GET TOGETHER
The ' Democratic and McCormick
gether yesterday and affected a com
promise in the budget war. By the
terms of the agreement State's Attor
ney Hoyne scores a victory as he is
left in control of the county attor
An appropriation of $20,000 for
Special' Prosecutor John E. Nbrthup
and one of $4,000 for his assistant
in pushing the vote fraud cases, t31yde
L. Day, are in the list.
N . .
The settling of the argument was!
all in favor of the Democrats. andr
there now seeems a chance that the!
wheels of government in Cook county1
will start revolving again. 1
By the terms-of the agreement Mc
Cormick is forced to waive his veto''
power, which he has exercised so!
frpplv in tho nnst
While the peace meeting was in
progress a delegation of scrubwomen
stormed the offices and demanded an
increase. Commissioner Frank Ragenr
is lighting their battle.
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