N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL
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21, 1SH. at the postotflce at Chicago,
III., tinder the Act of March 3. 1879.
THOMPSON ET AL. I asked a
friend of Mayor Thompson the other
day why Big Bill was wasting his
time fussing with that national com
mittee row and state and national
politics; and he told me that Bill had
learned that Deneen and Roy "West
and their gang were going to block
Thompson in the legislature when
ever he wanted anything done for
Chicago, and that he came to the'
conclusion that he might as well
start now and fight it out with that
gang to a finish.
Possibly it's just as well; and if he
is going to fight Deneen and (Vest, I
hope hell knock them into tihe mid
dle of next summer. We know where
to place Deneen and West, and just
what to expect from them. But there
is some hope from Thompson. So
far he hasn't been captured body,
soul, and britches by Big Biz.
And if Big Bill locks horns with
the political bull of which the head is
Sam Insull and the Consumers Co.,
believe me there will be SOME scrap.
And that gang will know it has been
in a fight before they make Big Bill
lay down Fido.
ANDY AND THE "TRUTH."
That story that Andy Lawrence is
going to start a weekly adless paper
and call it "Truth" interests me. I
suspect that the announcement inier-
ests the other publishers. My memory
is rather hazy, but I read somewhere,
sometime, a statement to the effect
that when trust newspaper publish- .
ers fall out honest men get their dues.
The wording may not be exact, but it
was something like that
Anyhow, Andy Lawrence was the
Hearst publisher in Chicago for
years. He has been the Hearst mem
ber of the Chicago publishers' associ
ation; and he has had a lot to do with
the State street advertisers. And
while Andy was publishing a news
paper that depended upon the State
street stores for a living, he must
have got onto a lot of exclusive infor
mation that he didn't dare publish for
fear of disastrous consequences to his
But if Andy publishes an adless
newspaper and actually begins print
ing the truth there will certainly be
such a shaking up of dry bones in
this man's town as wflfmake folks sit
up and take notice.
It may be that Hearst started gome
thing when he tied that can to Andy
Anyhow, Andy, come on in; the ad
less water's fine.
SOMETHING DOING. By the
way, gossiping about Andy Lawrence,
Hearst and the Exaniiner, there are
rumors around newspaperdom that a
big shake-up in the Tribune is about
to be pulled off.
I don't belong, and am not on the
inside, but there is some gossip to
the effect that the Trib family row
is about due for an eruption.
Some of the editorials recently in
dicate that somebody is real mad and
doesn't care much of a darn what
the writer says or whose toes he
He actually kicked the whole South,
in the north end of the pants recent
ly just about the time the big wind
hit the gulf of Mexico.
As John D., Sr., might properly
have remarked to John D., Jr., It's
hell to be rich,.
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