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THE PUBLIC FORUM
NEWS. Isn't it pitiful to notice
such glaring headlines as appeared
ia our morning papers regarding the
sad death of Irma Kilgallen Howard.
Surely this publicity does not bene
fit anybody. Her heart-broken
father and mother will only look with
contempt at such notoriety.
Why don't they publish news for
the enlightenment of the public?
Only last Sunday afternoon Meyer
J. Stein held a lecture at the Olympic
theater regarding our public schools.
The press was advised, but not a line
appeared in any of the newspapers.
-J. W. R.
DEATH CORNER MURDERS
"SHOTGUN CLAIMS ANOTHER
VICTIM AT DEATH CORNER."
Open Letter to Mayor
William Hale Thompson, Mayor:
If this was the only occurrence of
this kind that has happened in this
particular locality I should not both
er you with this letter; but since it
happens to be about the fiftieth
murder of this sort that has occurred
at Milton and Oak sts. in the past few
years there is a good reason for your
taking cognizance of such a situa
tion, and especially so since not a
single murderer has ever been
brought to justice.
This locality is more dangerous, if
not so notorious, than Deadwood was
in the days of "Deadwood Dick" or
the hills of Missouri in the days of
the James and Younger brothers.
The police seem to make no ade
quate attempt to cope with this sit
uation. They are evidently afraid
to make any honest effort to prevent
these' murders, or perhaps they are
too busy hanging on the haunches of
Capt Streeter. It seems to me that,
if I were mayor or chief of police of
this city, I would end such condi
tions or retire from office.
If the police are not able to cope
with such a situation and insure
peace and safety, then you should
call on the sheriff or the governor
and get action at once. It is a shame
and a disgrace, not only to the name
of the city of Chicago, but to civili
zation as well, that such a condition
of affairs should exist in the second
largest city in America and within
the shadow of the East Chicago av.
police station, who seem entirely ob
livious to this condition and to make
no honest or adequate attempt to
wipe it out
Trusting that you will be alive to
this situation and take adequate
steps to clean out this district and
to protect the life and liberty of peo
ple in that locality. E. G. Ballard.
FIRST WARD WILL INVESTI-.
GATE. At an informal meeting of
the orators, philosophers, etc., who
do most congregate at the corner of
State and Congress sts. a most pe
culiar proposition came up last night.
We discovered by reading the rot
in the so-called press that a commit
tee of 30, consisting principally of
Standard Oil university tools, has
been investigating the morals of the
Allow me to inform you that the
First ward has no morals. It was
resolved that the radicals and Bohe
mians of the First ward appoint a
committee of 30 to investigate the
morals of the Sixth ward and to find
out how many buffet flats are Tun
ing in Hyde Park.
We are tired of being investigated
by preachers, professors, etc., and in
tend now to investigate our investi
gators. While in the Sixth ward our inves
tigators will pay particular atten
tion to the University of Chicago.
When we render our report we will
prove that there is mote immorality
in the so-called respectable wards
than there is in the First.
Although you may think this is
written in jest, let me tell you that
we are in a very serious mood. The
leader of the committee of 30 from
the wicked and reckless First ward
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