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THE DAY BOOK!
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 S. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, 1LI
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chi
cago. 30 cents a Month, By Mall.
.United States and Canada, $3.00 a
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 19H, at the postofdce at Chicago.
J.H. under the Act of March 3. 1879.
LITTLER IS RIGHT. Ever since
the Illinois Central railroad straddled
like a long hog on the south shore
lake front of Chicago it's been hard
for the people to get the shore for
places to swim in the water and play
in the sand.
As between Aid. Harry E. Littler
on the one hand and John Barton
Payne and Chaxlie Wacker on the
other hand, the people of this town
will believe Littler has the right
dope. It's L C. hog tactics and not
any delay by the city council to
blame for the lake shore mess.
The leading point at issue is
whether the I. C. or the 'city shall
have the power to control future de
velopment of the lake front. The
clause in the proposed city ordin
ance says in a plain way that the
city shall have this power and the L
' C. shall not. It was this clause that
stopped the I. C. from accepting the
For what good reason do the
newspapers go on attacking the city
council for blame in this matter
-when the council has to date stood
for the people's rights?
Why are the big newspapers play
ing the I. C. game now the same as
in the past? Why don't the news
papers help the city council and the
people in; .fighting ..the hopdoo L C.
that bars people from the lake
TWO GREAT ONES. Within the
past fortnight two Americans called I
great have passed from among us,
and it is rare that, within so short
a time,- death harvests a pair so
One of these who made the fight,
completed this earthly career and
passed into the next was a woman.
Years ago she was left several mil
lions of dollars. To pile other mil
lions on these millions becaine her
life work. She did not need more mil
lions, and today you cannot tell why
this woman stifled all womanly sen
timent, became narrow, sordid, whol
ly selfish, worked and worried nearly
three-score years for more and more
money, unless it be that she loved
the mere possession of money.- She
spent little on herself and less on
others, and, at the end, was called
great, "the wealthiest woman," be
cause "She had made her half-dozen
millions grow to a hundred millions.
None 6f the good that one can do
with a great fortune was even at
tempted by her and soon all that she
piled up will be dissipated, in one way
or another. She will not be missed
in the circles in which she moved as
one of the great ones, she left no
work to be continued after her, and
she is forgotten as the clods rattle
upon her coffin. Because mankind
despises greed and selfishness they
will not chisel upon her monument
the thing for which she was great
It is as if a stone had fallen into
some obscure .pool. A splash, a few
ripples "and all the world goes on as
before. Yet it is the all of a long life
oi persistent toil and worry.
The other great American who has
passed away was a man, big, bluff,
with those rough experiences, in his
day, which make big men charitable
toward most of the errors of human
ity James Whitcomb Riley. He piled
up service on service, love on love,
for, -he- loyed all and strove to com
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