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ledo went to, ariend and said: "I've
got to get a story for the Enquirer.
Do you care If I use your name?"
"Sure not," said the accommodat
ing friend. "Go as far as you like."
In a day or so fheccpmmodating
friend was astonished when he picked
up the Enquirer to read an interview
with himself in which he roasted
President Wilson and his canal tolls
He was astonished because he hap
pened to be an applicant for a federal
job under the administration he was
quoted as roasting.
In telling a friend about it he said:
"I don't know a thing about canals,
tolls or exemptions. And I hadn't
the slightest idea any such interview
was to be published."
This illustrates how easy it is for
newspapers to publish interviews that
make men say what the newspapers
want them to say. It also shows how
some of the hostility to President
wuson is manuracturea.
There are newspapers, however,
that do not resort to such tactics. The
Cincinnati Enquirer evidently is not
one of them.
McLean and Hearst are great
friends. Besides owning the Cincin
nati Enquirer and Washington Post,
McLean is largely interested in the
gas and street railway companies of
.Washington. And, also, like Hearst,
he isn't invited to the White House,
although one of the richest residents
The World's Greatest Daily. I'm
getting tired of that everlasting claim
of The Chicago Tribune that it is the
world's greatest daily.
And I hereby officially, or unoffici
ally, challenge Jim Keeley to a ver
bal duel or joint debate in any or all
public halls in Chicago, on whether
The Tribune or The Day Book is the
world's greatest daily.' '
Keeley, being the challenged one,
has the right to the choice of weap
ons, and I will agree to any kind of
weapons so long as they are words.
He oan pick the Sujlcs, too. Jt
makes na difference to me .whether
he picks Marquis of Queensbury, Lon
don Prize Ring, Collar-and-Elbow or
. If Keeley isnt afraid to meet me
and defend the Tribune's title, I will
undertake to prove that The Chicago
Tribune isn't the world's greatest
daily, and that The Chicago Day
If Keeley is afraid to meet me in
debate, then I'll take on Joe Medill
Patterson or Bert McCormick. If the
game doesn't'appeal to them I'll take
on their lawyer. But I would prefer
In a pinch, if all others are afraid
of the cars, I am willing- for Max
Annenberg to represent The Tribune,
provided all newspaper gunmen are
searched for guns and disarmd be
fore entering the hall.
If Keeley prefers company I will
agree to tackle single-handed, Jim
Keeley, Vic Lawson, Herm Kohlsaat,
John Eastman, Bill1 Hearst, Andy
Lawrence and Johnny Shaffer, and
make it a battle royal.
Under those circumstances I will
undertake to prove that The Day
Book is the greatest newspaper in
Chicago, and greater than all the rest
of them put together-.
If Keeley doesn't reply to this chal
lenge, it proves that he is afraid. And
I will claim the championship belt by
"We miss Pres. Wilson's quiet and
trenchant wit sadly here at Prince
ton," said an instructor in Greek.-
"I remember at one of Pres. Wil
son's receptions, I complained of a
man who boasted of his bad habits.
" 'When a man,' said the president,
'boafets of his bad habits, you may
rest assured that they're the best he '
has.' " Philadelphia Bulletin.
Puta thimble over the end of the
curtain rod and the curtain can be
easily run on to it.
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