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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 12, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 10',
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Delaware is taking steps to abol
ish the whipping post. It is the last
state to retain the old institution,
which taught vengeance instead of
reformation of criminals.
Sam Insull, Chicago public utility
boss, is fighting home rule for Chi
cago. Sols Bill Sunny of the phone trust.
But Bill Thompson is taking the
other end of it.
The utility bosses don't want the
people of Chicago to control their
own- streets and regulate their "own
Give Chicago home rule.
The vote for Thompson ought to
show Boss Insull where he heads in
with the people of this town.
Another hog combine that Thomp
son isn't obligated to ig the coal, ice
and tax trust known as the Consum
It's about time Chicago tooK a fall
out of that bunch.
Graham Taylor, social uplifter for
the Daily News, knocks Thompson's
idea of givmg a dollar to a. cop to
help those who need charity.
If Big Bill wants to make a hit with
Official Uphfter Taylor he will turn
that dollar and the traction fund he
sides over to the Ghanty Trust.
Then the United Charities can
boost salaries and make more jobs
for graduates of the Chicago School
of Civics and Philanthropy.
If business in Illinois is so blamed
low down that it can't thrive with
out overworking women, why then
Illinois had better go out of busi
ness. Let some of those hog manufac
turers put their own daughters at
work in some of those long-hour
joints and see how they like it.
Maybe Sam Insull wants state con
trol of public utilities because he
thinks it means -public utility control'
of the state;
And issore because his financial
gang didn't win Chicago at the last '
Sam can't see nuw where he's go
ing to get his bait back the bait he
went fishing? or with Roger and John.
That sure was a bum investment.