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manager and he did. Two days after
St&ilings had signed to manage the
Braves, C. W. Murphy tried to get
him to handle the Chicago Cubs, of
fering nearly doublMhe salary Bos
ton could afford. - "-
ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
BY N. D. COCHRAN
Crime and Criminals. I notice
some of the candidates have been
preparing crime statistics and telling
the voters all about crime. Harrison's
opponents say we have more crime
than ever, and Harrison's friends say
we have less crime and need more
The fact is that it makes very lit
tle difference who is mayor so far as
the crime is concerned. But it does
make a difference whether there are
many or few out of work. It makes
& tremendous difference whether
there is much or little poverty.
It makes a difference whether the
' weather is mild or bitter cold. And
k makes a mighty big difference
whether wages and the cost of living
are high or low.
Men and women don't get desper
ate on a warm body and a full stom
ach. There isn't the slightest temp
tation for Ogden Armour, Julius Ro
senwald, Cyrus McCormick or any
other multi-millionaire to pick a"
man's pocket, smash in Peacock's
window and steal jewelry, nip some
body's diamond or break into and
rob a house. They don't need to.
They can get all the monfiy, all the
clothing, food and shelter they want
without stealing it
Bread would come just as easy to
them if the price were 50 cents a loaf
instead .of 6. Tiey don't have to
worry in fear that their families will
starve or freeze to death.
No workingman becomes desper
ate enough to break into juail if he
has steady work at decent wages and
can take care of himself and family.
No working girl is tempted to go
on tafcjeefTand. solicit iljh gets
salary enough to support her com
fortably and allow enough to have
decent clothes and a reasonable
amount of pleasure.
Vice and crime are intimately asso
ciated with poverty. I am now talk
ing about vulgar crimes the kind
people go to jail for. I don't mean
the moral, but legal crimes the
kind rich people commit the crimes
the law doesn't recognize as crimes.
Men don't go to jail for exploiting
men, women and children, and get
ting the last ounce of labor out of
them for the smallest possible pay.
Men don't go to jail for buying fran
chises, for speculating in food, for
increasing the cost of living, for
stealing their neighbor's wife or se
ducing hia daughter. They are re
spectable crimes respectable be
cause committed by respectable peo
ple that is, by people who go to
church, pay their grocery bills, wear
good -clothes and hire the best "law
yers, dentists, surgeons, physicians
There is more vice and crime in
hard times than in good times for
there are more poor people in hard
times than in good times.
There is more vice and crime when
the cost of living is high than when it
is low, when work is plentiful than
when it is scarce because there is
more poverty when the cost of living
is high and work is scarce.
Less policemen don't make more
crime, and more policemen don't
make less crime. More criminals
may be caught when there are more
policemen, and less criminals will be
caught when there are less policemen
possibly. But the number of police
men doesn't regulate crime. Poverty
is the barometer of crime.
o o -
A STOCKING STANZA
Oh, winter winds will blow, blow,
And what of maidens who, I trow,
Have very little down- below,
Nor have that little long!
New York Evening Sun.