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t Sullivan is' that heis rich.
This is politics, but it has its .bear
ing on'what I am trying to say about
the newspaper situation. For it looks
to me as if for self-preservation as
theysee it, the rival publishers in the
morning field areoing to make their
play to Business rather tljan to Hu
manity, to their advertisers instead of
to their readers. -
In fact, I don't see bow, under ex
isting conditions, they can do any
thing else. Somebody said it is bet
ter to be a live coward than a dead
hero. So I am, not looking for heroes
in the newspaper business. Most of
them go broke if they try heroing as
As referee of this scrap, I expect to
see some hitting below the belt. Just
now the Examiner is hitting the Record-Herald
below the belt according
to journalistic-ethics by showing up
the big financiers back of the Record-Herald.
But the others would do
the same to the Examiner. I think
they hit below the 'belt when they
played Lawrence for a sucker and
.worked him into taking the lead in
the fight against the unions, and
worked the Hearst papers into the
unfair list of the Chicago Federation
It is evidently an advertising fight.
"Here's that 50 cents' worth of ice
you asked me to bring up, ma'am."
"Is that 59 cents' worth? Well, you
may take it down again. I just want
ed to see whether my iceman was
bringing me good measure."
Des Moines, la. Chas. W. Shull,
42, manager Des Moines Construction
Co., plazed muzzle of revolver in his
mouth. Bullet missed vital point. Will
recover. Family troubles.
Tulsa, Okla. Douglas 'Rowe, ne
gro outlaw who shot Detective Ed
Rice while resisting arrest, captured.
Frankfort, Ind. General offices of
Glover Leaf Railway destroyed by fire
caused by defective flue. Loss $75,000.
Alders hot, Eng. A brush fire be
lieved started by suffragets encircled
royal palace where King George and
Queen Mary are in residence.
Des Moines, la. J. L. Love, Oska
loose, la., head of Central American
Developing Co., in jail on charge of
cheating by false pretenses. Twenty
prominent Des Moines men say they
Washington. Application for par
don of 24 convicted dynamiters now
in hands of Pardon Attorney Finch
of Department of Justice. , ''
Berlin. Almost a riot marked
close of session of reichstag when So
cialists remained seated during time-honored-"Hoch
New York. Keith Stewart, cash
ier for brokerage firm, fell dead while
laughing at a joke. '
London. Out of 750 English girl
candidates for the beauty chorus at
the Empire, only 9 selected and they
were only "passable," according to
Washington. "General" Coxey's
army, consisting of six privates,
reached here yesterday.
Topeka, Kan. Rocking" chairs
placed near front of Auditorium of
North Topeka Baptist Church to coax
out old folks.
-Washington. Lillian Scheuch
swallowed 90 grains-of bichloride of
mercury, -Physicians say she will re- I
Washington. Convention Hall,
largest here, will be hired for -CoL
Roosevelt's lecture Tuesday on South
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