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"LET MAYOR GO THRO WITH ALL
THE LAWS OR NONE"
In a statement issued this morn
ing Att'y Mortimer Newfield attacks
Mayor Thompson for only enforcing
part of the laws. - .
"I would like to call the attention
of readers of The Day Book to the
fact that there is a law which is far
more important than the Sunday
closing law which has never been
fully enforced in Illinois," the state
ment reads. It is an act to regulate
the manufacture, use and sale of
cigarettes and it went into force dur
Children smoke cigarettes be
cause their immature minds, reading
the advertisements constantly placed
before them, create a desire to see
-what they taste like. Cigarette
smoking is doing far more harm
among the youth of this city than
the "sale of liquor.? '
" 'Between the two evils choose the
lesser1 and put a stop to it that is
what the mayor did. I do not object
to either cigarette smoking or to
drinking, but I do object to any one
man hiding behind the cloak of au
thority vested in him, who endeavors
to control the morals of the com
munity in an arbitrary manner and
whose motive is for personal gain and
"Let the mayor enther enforce all
of the laws or let them he dormant
on the statute books."
GREETINGS TO THE POET
Mr. James Whitcomb Riley
Here is health and joy and cheer
To him, our royal peer.
And may me never fear
To live an hundred year.
With health so long deferred,
None dared to breathe nor stirred
Lest something happened to our bard.
Please heaven, 'twould be too hard
To lose our friend so wily,
Long live James Whitcomb Riley.
By Geo. R. Wehner,
STATE ST. WILL KNOW ABOUT
TAXES IN A F.EW DAYS
What the board of review will do
with the request of State street for a
reduction m taxes already far too lpw
will soon be disclosed.
At the hoard rooms information
was doled Out that the matter had not
yet been decided.
Business has fallen off frightfully T)
in the department stores that is, if
statements made by attorneys for
these starving merchants may be
Property values have decreased in
the last fey years instead of soaring,
they say, although the tendency for
the' past fifty years has been to soar,
and no logical reason can be given
for such a radical change.
So big business wants its taxes re
duced. POLITICAL EQUALITY LEAGUE
MAKES IMPORTANT MOVE
Political Equality league sends 200
members to the picket line of the gar
ment workers this afternoon. Board
of directors decided on this action,
yesterday afternoon. Six girl strik
ers told their stories to the directors.
Harriet Thompson, president of the
league, will go on the battle line her
self. She said:
"The personal testimony of these
girls on how they were handled by
police officers is startling. We hardly
understand how it can be permitted
in a country supposed to be a free re
public." o o
NEW YORK STOpKS Bethlehem
reached 450 in strong and active
market. Equipment issue rose.
Fair and colder tonight, probably
with frost; Friday fair and continued
cold; moderate to fresh west to north
west winds diminishing by Friday
morning. Temperature Wednesday:
Highest, 60i lowest, 45,
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