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to avoid giving a wrong impression.
R. A. Jeths, M. D.
A "DOPE" VICTIM. I wish you
would publish a few words in your
paper in regard to my expedience. In
China before the opium law went
into effect one year's notice was
given and everybody with a habit
was given a chance to get cured.
This country prides itself on being
more civilized than China, and why
should not the same notice have been
given, or, better still, some place be
provided for the people who have a
drug habit and have not enough
money to pay for a cure?
When the Harrison law went into
effect I had about two weeks' notice
from a druggist and bought all I
could afford to buy, which was not
much. In the last year I have paid
ten times the old price and was glad
to get it. I have made a canvass of
all the doctors and hospitals that
cure habits of that kind and I find
that $125 is the least amount I can
get a cure for, and I am not using a
large amount Well, as I can't pay
anything like that to get cured, I
suppose I will have to go ahead and
pay more and more for what I am
I have found out about the cure
at the Bridewell and know that I
would be better off at home without
morphine than to go there, as you
just have to suffer without it out
I would be glad to get cured if
there was some place I could pay
about $25- down and then pay' the
balance at $5 or $10 a week after I
was cured and able ,to go back to
work. D. B. F.
SURPRISED. I was surprised at
the election results to see that a cou
ple of wards besides the 15th and
27th polled over 3,000 Socialist votes.
The 9th ward candidate polled 3,865
votes, the 32d ward 3,907 votes; 34th
ward 3,537 votes; a pretty fair gain.
i think gocialiste -oughWto-starta-,
campaign in the 9th ward, where
solid Socialist srength was shown,
and elect an alderman. A hot fight
in certain wards will elect a fey more
men like Rodriguez and Kennedy.
JUST WHO IS PAYING FOR CAR
Some weeks ago, when the Chica
go Railways Co. started to spend an
$80,000 advertising appropriation in
the trust press, a Day Book reporter
interviewed several different alder
men to see what they thought of it.
The city of Chicago, he had been
told, was paying 55 per cent of this
advertising bilL Aid. Wallace intro
duced an order to investigate this
expenditure of money by the traction -company.
Aid. Capitain, chairman
of the local transportation commit
tee, had it sent to his committee. The
board of supervising engineers and
Comptroller Pike were asked to tell
who was footing the bill.
Replies to both letters have been
received. Aid. Capital has refused to
let a' Day Book reporter see them.
Aid. Wallace doesn't attend the
meetings of the local transportation
committee and until he does so Aid.
Capitain says he will not call up the
Another series of ads has been!
started by the traction trust Cornp
troller Pike says the people are pay
ing 55 per cent of these ads. How
FOR BETTER CAR SERVICE
Public welfare dep't will open a
probe into charges of Aid. Block that
Cottage Grove av. cars are insani
tary, crowded and not being run on
proper schedules. Block- introduced
the order at the last council meeting
and announced intention of devoting
next two years in council to fight for.
better car service.
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