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hte world because it is the cheapest?
A good doctor or lawyer charges $25
for the $2 job of the cheap ones.
We had immigrant trains until the
Pullman palace cars were made for
the aristocrats; now hodcarriers ride
in them, and justly so.
We, in this county, must have a
room with a bath even though some
of us fail to wash our teeth. The
cheap reform legislator keeps up the
slums and cheap street car service
because he is cheap.
Let the rich clubwomen tabulate
and publish the votes of the anti-liberty
aldermen and the thousands of
supposed idiots that they are mak
ing criminals out of can know them
by their work. R. D.
AMERICANS FIRST. Last month
all our sassiety folks got together
and raised $500,000 for the widows
and orphans of the Allied soldiers,
yet in the city of Chicago there are
over 40 widows and orphans in ac
tual want, and they are families of
American soldiers who died from
wounds or disease contracted in the
service of Uncle Sam.
Our social leaders don't care a
damn about them, as Americans are
not the vogue now. The only organ
ization that looks after the interests
of the families of deceased soldiers
and sailors who served Uncle Sam is
the United Spanish War Veterans.
This order maintains an orphanage
at Normal, 111., and has never re
ceived a penny from any source out
side of its own members.
Since it was organized the "vets"
have saved over 200 ex-American
soldiers and sailors from being
buried in potter's fields. It doesn't
matter if a man is a member of the
order. As long as he was in the serv
ice they will aid him. They don't
keep any charts or statistics, like our
charity fakers, but dig down and
There are about 4,000 members in
the state and they have no funds or
a, bloated treasury, but, in spite of all
the opposition offered by these flag
waving patriots, are just able to ex
ist And so it is necessary to pass
the hat around whenever it becomes
necessary to help out any indigents,
and the money is given as freely and
willingly as their service was in time
Mr. Barnard J. Baumer, 35 N. t
Dearborn st, is more conversant
with the deeds and needs of this or
der than I, and any one interested
can write him.
So if you want to help any needy
orphans and widows of soldiers you
can start with Americans first and
lay off the allies for a while. Dadie
A. Mack Gaffney T. T., Dugan Club.
THE 18TH WARD FIGHT. The
18th ward has the same old battle
that it fought two years ago to fight
over again this spring.
If Barney Grogan and his saloon
were a menace to public safety and
public decency two years ago, they
are the same now. Every newspaper
said so then and the whole city knew
it to be a fact
The leopard does not change his
spots and the play to the galleries
about kindness and generosity with
money to the little girl in the juve
nile court as reported recently means
less than nothing. The child's fa
ther had probably spent his wages in
Grogan's saloon and was feeling
ugly. This brand of philanthropy is
an old stunt with saloonkeepers and
is not an indication of reform.
But we want to know what can be
done. Are there enough men and
women voters in the ward to keep an
actual harborer of thieves, murder
ers and worse out of the city coun-
cil? Does the city council want him? w
And what can the Municipal Voters'
league do about it?
If, however, there are as many
false registrations as charged, Mr.
Maclay Hoyne has the great oppor
tunity of showing the world what
really can be done by a fearless