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when one was not angry. She said,
God forgives us all.' Wasn't that
rot? What she should have said was
the one who was not angry.
"I asked her what is charity and
she said, "GIvingsomething for noth
ing," instead of saying, "Giving
something to help some one. She
also thought the definition of justice
was telling the truth always. Her
idea of goodness was 'being good' in
stead of being kind. Quite batty,
don't you know.
"I asked her to repeat three blocks
of six numbers each and she got
three numbers wrong. Can anything
be more convincing? She couldn't
give me the proper definition of
"What is the proper definition of
pride?" asked Herren.
"Why why, it's being proud of
something you've done," answered
"Like running a psychopathic lab
oratory and getting away with $5,000
a year for it, is that the idea?" shot
in Herren. "Why do you say your
silly test is infallible. Why do you
brand people as mentally unfit just
for the sake of your own game?"
"Why, it's not my test. I simply
ask the questions prepared by mas
ters in Europe," said Hickson.
"Then you're a parrot," comment
ed Herren. The court adjourned.
LABOR BILLS LOOK HOPEFUL
Labor bills without exception were
shoved along a point yesterday by the
legislature. In all cases the commit
tees examining bills appeared ready
to report favorably on the measures.
The bill introduced by Medill Mc
Cormick asking an eight-hour day
for women workers came through
the subcommittee on industrial af
fairs slightly chapged, but still a vic
tory for the women. Nine hours'
work out of twelve and a 50-hour
week are the requirements of the
measure as it nbw stands.
The child labor bill regulating the
working hours- and conditions of
youths has been delayed in the same
committee and favorable action is
The P. J. Ryan bill, which prohibits
injunction proceedings against strik
ers unless the property of the em
ployer is being seriously damaged,
got a favorable report from the judi
CITY OFFICIAL IN ATTACK ON
STREET CAR COMPANIES
"They want to steal the streets.
The nerve of a brass monkey is noth-
Ling when you look at the nerve of
the men who control the street rail
ways of Chicago. I am pleased with
the decision of Judge Hopkins." -
George L. Reker, assistant cor
poration counsel, thus commented on
a $1,000 fine Judge Hopkins placed
on the street car companies. The
case now goes to the supreme court.
Reker argued: City council a year
ago ordered more cars put on Kedzie
av., south of 47th st Hundreds of
people delayed because many cars
stop at 47th and turn back. Figures
of R. F. Kelker, public service de
partment traction expert, showed it
would cost companies 19 cents a
mile or $5.20 a day to give service
For companies Att'y B. F. Richol
son said council order had no pentlay
tacked on and so not "proper." Re
ker replied 1907 traction ordinances
give city power to penalize.
Nine more cases like this one are
being pushed by Reker.
Better routing, more cars and more
seats in cars aBked in petition of Cook
County Real Estate Board to state
utilities commission. Want commis
sion to order companies to bring in
plans in 30 flays."
A comprehensive subway would
cost a billion dollars and need 9,000,
000 people living In Chicago to make
it pay. A dinky subway would be "an,
unjust discrimination in favor of the
districts served at the expense of
those not served' it is stated. .
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