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the name of Rockefeller is just aa
much hated in Colorado as it evei
was if not more so. , ',
THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
.'.00 SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILU
V;,.I... Editorial. Monre 353
leiepnoneS circulation, Monroe 38S0
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier in Chicago,
30 cents a Month. By Mail. United
States and Canada. 13 00 a Year.
Entered as second-clan matter April
21. 1H, at the postofflce at Chicago,
111., under the Act of March 3, 1879.
"COLORADO PUBLIC OPINION."
A daily which calls itself the
"World's Greatest Newspaper" sent
a reporter to Colorado with John D.
Rockefeller, Jr. This reporter has
been sending back stories laudatory
of young John D. quite naturally,
f on that is what he was sent to do.
One of these stories starts thus:
"Colorado public opinion is fickle.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., a name
hated in every section of the state one
week ago, is the most popular inchV
vidual in the commonwealth today,
if the Colorado newspapers accurate
ly reflect public opinion."
The rub is in the last phrase for
when did Colorado newspapers ever
reflect public opinion accurately?
With the single exception of the
Denver Express there is not a news
paper in Colorado that dares to reflect
public opinion accurately or that
even dares to print the news truth
fully! Publishers who try to print the
news in Colorado soon find that they
can't borrow money for their papers
at the banks, and editors, not own
ers, who try to serve the people gen
erally find themselves looking for jobs
after a month or so. ,
That is why Colorado newspapers
are published by politicians instead of
That is why there isn't any effec
tive public opinion in Colorado it
has no means of expression.
That Is why it is safe to assert that
SAUCE FOR THE GANDER. The,
jitney bus question is apparently as
dangerous to monkey with as the
loaded end of an army mule. We
have mentioned several instances
where anti-jitney agitation or legis-,
lation has back-fired. Now Los An;
geles, owned body and soul by thtfj
Pacific Electric and proud of it, is,
guilty of lese majesty.
It passes an ordinance prohibiting'
the riding of passengers on the steps
or running boards, or any outside"
part of the jitneys. No, that isn't alL
It includes ALL public vehicles, spe
cifically street cars. No longer will
the beach and baseball cars come
a-clanging along wita their profit
making load -of passengers standing
on the steps, running boards, coupling
bars, etc. No longer ffSl a car with'
an inside capacity, Including straps,
handrails and seats, of 100, register
150 fares on its open-faced dial. No,
not again; there's an ordinance
against it. And Mayor Sebastian says
it must be enforced; there shall be
And whisper low so it won't get
out the Los Angeles mayor is in
favor of an immediate ordinance re
quiring that all passengers on strae't
cars be provided' with seats, just the
same as in the lowly jitney. Seats
Greece simply refuses to be spilled'
into the lap of any European powerr
Has train service been suspended
by the New Haven? We haven't
heard of a regular wreck for some
Champ Clark has tied up his noun
dog and la out with open support lor
the president In other words he has
restored the A to its original place In
his first name for the substitute U
that W. R. Hearst once placed there.