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i MERELY COMMENT
Funny campaign, isn't it, when
candidates are discussing every issue
except the one the folks are talking
If the religious issue could be dis
cussed without bitterness and revil
ing it might be a good thing to have
open discussion and try to reach
some common ground.
But it isn't common Christian prac
tice to turn the other cheek.
The human impulse is to strike
back, and strike hard.
There will probably be less bitter
personal feeling between Jack John
son and Jess Willard during their
prizefight than there is between
Christians in a religious war.
Anyhow, the issue in Chicago has
the newspapers guessing and groggy.
They don't know quite how to get
their politics on straight.
The Herald's advertising barom
eter shows it gained 303 columns of
ads March 1 to March 29, inclusive.
While the Trib lost 312 and the
Exam 413 cols.
It was easy for the Herald to gain
because there wasn't much to gain
on last year.
But the figures indicate what the
business depression is doing to the
newspapers that live on advertising.
Now John Bull may take a crack at
John Barleycorn, too.
Old John's friends in Great Britain
certainly will begin to believe that
war is all Gen. Sherman said it was.
The News is kicking up a row be
cause the Thompsonites in Merriam's
ward don't enthuse for Merriam.
Perhaps they would if there were
a little reciprocity.
Merriam ought to be re-elected,
but so long as he is running as a Re
publican he might as well play the
game according to the rules.
The whole town needs Merriam in
the city council, however, no matter
how he gets jammed up in the may
Now they're giving Levy Mayer J.
credit for landing Marian Drake in
the Sweitzer column.
Levy is some harmonizer when he
can bring all the discordant elements
together in the First ward.
RIOT IN SEATTLE WHEN STREET
CAR MEN STRIKE
Seattle, Wash., March 31. Follow
ing a night of rioting as the result of
the street car men's strike here, the
city was quiet early today. Twelve
men were arrested and held without
bail on suspicion of cutting trolley
wires. The tramway system was
practically suspended today and jit
neys did a land office business.
Police reserves were held in readi
ness for any emergency today. The
strike was precipitated by the dis
charge of several employes of the
Puget Sound Traction, Light & Pow
er Co. for joining the carmen's union.
The strikers' principal demand is for
the right to organize.
MYSTERY IN GIRL'S DEATH
"The police are puzzled over the
mysterious death of Evelyn Fuery,
21, 2740 N. Ashland, whose body was
found this morning in the factory
owned by Eugene Dietzen at 958
Fullerton av. Bruises on, the head led
to the belief that she had been mur
dered. Josephine Formiller, the dead
girl's chum, said that Miss Fuery was
still at the factory when she left last
GIRL CAUSES MAN'S ARREST
Shoppers in the vicinity of State
and Madison sts. at noon today were
treated to the sight of a young girl
banging a ma naround, whom she
accused of flirting with her. The girl
was Anna Wellstein, 1419 N. Spald
ing av. The man was Jacob Alles,
3300 Douglas blvd. He was arrested.
v."WHO IS SHE"
Newark, N. J. Lester Duryea, 28,
sneezed so hard that he dislocated his
shoulder and had to be taken to a