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, "neither can the political science; per
hops the economic can. I believe so.
A. E. Carver, Att'y at Law, Gary,
IN A STREET CAR. No longer
heed the public attend movie shows
for amusement. Instead, let them
save their dimes and nickels and sate
their sense of humor and curiosity by
riding on one of our latest, modern,
improved type cars on the N. State
street or any other line. The show
begins promptly every evening at 5:30
o'clock and lasts until 6:30 o'clock.
Following is the program:
You board a car and watch it fill.
People are jammed and crammed till
it is impossible for one to move. With
little or nothing to support them
selves the mass sways with every
swing of the car. Then the show de
velops. Women protest and com
plain. Many acquaintances are form
ed by requests such as these: "Please
look where you are going," and "Be
careful or you will tear the clothes
from my back."
Soon the crowd, welded together
by a common thought, starts to kick.
"These cars are sardine boxes," said
one. "After working from 8 in the
morning till 5 at night in a stuffy de
partment store you turn into a sar
dine for an hour and are packed into
a Chicago Railway Co.'s box.
A man replies to a young girl, who
complained about the scarcity of
straps: "I expect some .day they will
have staples to which we can attach
our individual straps because it will
be more sanitary." A girl on the rear
platform complains that her foot was
caught in a door which was slam
med in the face of a number of
This is our modern, improved, up-to-date
street car system. This is the'
result of a lot of promises to the pub
lic which have not' been kept. As a
consequence, the jitney bus is on the
way. Let's hope it will be a Teal im
provement lest we should be obliged
toialliack to the sedan -chaij, which, 1
by the way, would give a lot of susfif
employed men jobs. Marjorie Louise
Cuthbert, 1329 Clybourn av. J
ABOUT NEW ORLEANS. How i
New Orleans solves the unemployed' i
problem: Some time ago a large want
ad appeared n New Orleans, St,
Louis and other newspapers as fol
lows: "Wanted at once, 100 white.
men to take care of horses and mulegf'l
from here to Europe; transportation I
back to U. S. Apply 442 Market sfclf
I went to New Orleans and reported
at 442 Market st, where I was told--f
would get $15 for the trip and trans"
portation back. I decided not to gov
There were several others who came"
to New Orleans with the same intend'
tions and who changed their minds
for the same reasons, namely, small
compensation and the uncertainty
of return passage. The demand for T
men for this purpose 'exceeded the-1"
supply, so Mr. Schwartz changed his I
ad to read as follows: "Wanted aC"-
once, 100 white or colored men.'il
And, notwithstanding this, could not
muster enough men to meet require- '
ments, so Mr. Schwartz and Sup't 00
Police Mr. Reynolds got together an&s i
decided to give the "new freedom" t
policy a tryout. I quote from clip- t
ping enclosed herewith; si
"Sup't Reynolds will accompany '
Mr. Schwartz on Sunday to the
House of Correction and order then
release of all those who sign up to i
go to Europe on mule ships. The1!
police chief, however, wQl make it tm?
derstood that it will not be 'compul-
sory for any to sign. It will, howa 4
ever, mean their release from prison.
T hope they all siga up and leave foe i
Europe and never return,' said the
Let me inform your readers how
these men became prisoners. I was
one of a gang of 50 employed vs-a
loading a banana boat; and when the i
cargo was discharged, so were we I
On the way to the paymaster's office 4
12 of ua were arrested for. 'JkgterJi-j-.i? 1