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tor about it, his gracious words were
"Now, don't get excitedkid. We've
- been attacked by people like you so
often, and we've grown so prosper
ous on it, that we don't care a damn
what you say." """ -
And then I went to visit an old Den
ver family; and they gossiped, as old
families will, and told me of the basis
of this prosperity. The proprietor
was a gambler, who had made money
out of a lottery, and he had gone into
publishing in partnership with a bar
tender. At first it had been frankly
a blackmailing proposition; they got
a story on you, and it cost you so
much to hush it up; but as they gain
ed in circulation they found there
was more money in trading with the
corporations. They were for any deal
that would let them in early, until
the next stage in newspaper evolu
tion they had got so big they could
afford to pose as independents.
Let me make hate to add that
such is not the teuth about all the
papers in Denver. There is a little
paper called the Express, which be
longs to the chain of Scripps papers.
It sells for only 1 cent, and it is not
considered high-brow to buy it or
read it; but throughout all the time
that I was in Denver it was publish
ing freely and fearlessly the real truth
of the situation.
In addition, it was publishing arti
cles about public questions so intelli
gently that I thought to myself that
a workingman who read it for a year
vwould be more competent to deal
with public affairs than a college
professor who read the so-called
I took occasion to write personally
to Mr. Scripps to thank him for the !
work that the Express was doing and
to wish him success in his struggle.
For you must understand that the
other newspapers are putting up a
bitter fight against the Express be
ing sold on the streets. They boy
cott all newsboys who sell it (imagine
a labor organization adopting suchl
tactics!) ; and when the Express hired
boys of its own, they were slugged
and driven off the streets.
GIRL TO GET NEW CHANCE
Hazel Martin, Boston Store cashier
who embezzled $95, will be brought
back to Chicago this week, paroled,
and given another chance. Her
mother, Mrs. Mary Martin, a wid
owed workingwoman, 2148 W. Madi
son st., has raised the $95 wanted
by the Boston Store. The references
Miss Martin brought from Mandels',
where her record was all straight for
nearly two years, got her the job at
the Boston Store, They will be in
troduced in court to show that she is
deserving of parole.
All the theories of the Pittsburgh
police that Hazel was a profec"'onal
crook, have fallen down.
"I understand you are to be mar
ried to a motion picture actor."
"Not now. I've seen him in a film
where he threw matches on the car
pet after lighting his pipe. I don't
want to go through life cleaning up
after any man."
Normandy-Medici and cowboy col
lars are worn by all -women from six
teen to sixty.
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