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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 23, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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0AILY COMMENT ON PEOPIj: AND THINGS
'Sail over but the shouting.
Somebody will be nominated for
mayor today.
And somebody will be elected in
ApriL -
Bufcjthe smoke goes up the chim
ney just the same.
And straphangers will go on strap
hanging, unless the jitney bus be
ginsto jit
Political promis.es are much like
New Year's resolutions.
They start strong, but soon wither
and decay.
What a lot of bad blood a political
fight stirs up.
Do YOU suppose the politicians get
so excited merely because they love
the people and want to serve them?
Neither do we.
Politics is war, and you know what
Gen. Sherman said war Is.
A workingman would be mayor of
Chicago if the workingmen knew
howito vote together for THEIR interests.
Leyy Mayer says it's time to elect
a business man president
But then Levy's a' lawyer for Big
Biz.
Who's your candidate, Levy? Og.
Armour?
The Democratic factional scrap
comes mighty close tot being actual
war.-, "
Fat chance for those factions to get
together after today if they're as
warhe as they talk.
Sometimes a primary is one thing
and, an election quite another.
Some day Chicago will elect a
mayor as a real independent or non
partisan. Among the leading candidates on
both )?ld party tickets there Isn't one
the' workers can depend upon in a
crisis
And yet all they ask politically Is
an even break.
Evidently Illinois will have to
change her tax laws or lose her millionaires.
The prffbary is only a workout.
The real race starts tomorrow.
The SocfaJists seem to have thai
only party of peace.
They nominate their candidate to-t
day without a sign of a scrap.
CONFEREES AT LAST AGREE ON
SEAMEN'S BILL
Washington, Feb. 23. Conferees
on the seamen's bill agreed on a re
port and the bill's friends hope to
pass it before March 4. The report
included:
Lifeboats forx75 and life rafts for
25 per cent on ships going exceeding
20 knots from shore on the ocean.
Lifeboats for 35 and rafts for 35
per cent on ocean ships not going
exceeding 20 Imcts from shore. -
Lifeboats for 20 and rafts for 30
per cent on great alkea boats; a blow
to the.measure's supporters.
In bettering seamen's conditions
the bill is satisfactory to its friends,
prohibiting deserters' arrests and
permitting sailors to demand half
wages and leave at any port
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HARRIS FOR RATE REFORMS
State Senator George W. Harris
has announced that he would ask an
amendment of a referendum clause
to the passenger tariff bill, which in
creases the railroad mileage In the
state from two to two and one-half!
cents, when the bill is introduced to
the senate.
"I believe that the people should
be given the power to determine this
question," said Harris. "Personally
I helieve that government ownership
of railroads is the only solution to
the problem. I have long believed in
the inherent fairness of the people
and I want to see this tried. The
people are not hostile to the rail
roads, but they deplore the high
handed methods of officials whioh
have caused the wreck of some of
the finest railroad property in thte
country."

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