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Thft Onh pj-kw In hoth Sunday's
I and "Tuesday's games played brilliant
i baseball. It was up to the standard
j and, in spite of the Boston players'
actions, the fans got their money's
1 worth. -.
Thursday will "be welcome to Cub
i fans, for then the Boston Braves will
1 be playing on some other ball field
and a real baseball team wDl be
stacked up against the Cubs.
Has "Miracle Man" Stallings' name
grown in on the Boston crew?
We sincerely wish the government
would quit issuing statistics on the
goat industry in America. Every time
we read them we change our order
from spring lamb to liver and bacon.
A New York district attorney de
clares high balls are mental aids. We
have noticed that after a man swal
lows four he is liable to think almost
We observe by reading Old Art
Brisbane's stuff that Mr. Bryan was
wrong and Mr. Wilson was wrong,
and Mr. Hoist exactly right.
Having lost 7,500,000 men thus far
Europe ought to begin figuring on
what will happen when the others go.
However, we do not hear any
hearty applause greeting the sugges
tion that divers visit the Lusitania to
'discover whether or not she carried
sons s-7s ttrrr rVfx.
Pcfzse suro rz. Ho
OTSfEAS Kro TMHZ ,
f 11 CUFT0M
THE PUBLIC FORUM
IGNORANCE. There are too
many folks who do not Tmow the
strike situation as it really is. Too
many think that the men are all to
blame. Too many Just get sore be
cause they have to walk or are a lit
tle bit put out. People, before they
get a set opinion, should know all
the facts in the case.
As I understand it the street car
I men are only asking for something
that a human bemg is enuuea to. i
ran into a man who cussed the street
car men for striking. He had sore
feet That's why he cussed them. It
made me sore to think he would jump
on the men when he didn't know a
more about the situation than he did.
I opened his eyes, however, and now
he frankly confesses that he has a
different view. Here is what I told
"Do you ever stop to think about
how other people than yourself have
to live? Have you slowly -thought
this whole situation out? Evidently
you have not. This is how it lines np:
"The men were having a dog's time
of it trying to keep their families, or
even trying to keep themselves on the
paltry sum paid them. Their pay
was about one-fiftieth of that paid
the big boss of their company.
"Their hours listened all right, but
they didn't really pan out all right
The men were supposed to work ten
hours a day. But they often were
really on duty fully fourteen hours
in order to get In their supposed ten
"The men were in a. position to
take their families out to the parks
that is, the free ones and that is
about all. The money they drew did
not allow any pleasures. -Food and
rent ate it all up.
"The men finally asked for a small
raise and a set run of hours. They
were out for fair treatment The big
traction bosses refused this. Confer
nncAft were held with the mayor. The
lmen offered to -arbitrate if any one