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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 14, 1912, Image 12

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FHrraPiiir"R ic qcw-s. jr
announced. .
-That was np news to us. We
waited for him to continue. He.
"J seen yer.'sign on the door,"
he drawled, "and thought I'd
come in and see how yew was
"I'm afraid I don't under
stand," said the manicurist. "Do
you mean you want a treat-'
The fellow looked scared and
backed toward the door. "Gol
darn, no," he shouted, "they ain't
nothin' the matter with me! You
folkV in Chicago has such new
fangled names fer everything, I
jest made up my mind Ird find
out fer myself what kind of a
place yew was Tunnin' in here."
- ' -o o
The grand jury at Louisville
criticizes the newspapers foY pub
lishing "palpably false, fraudu
lent and extravagent advertise
ments" of fakirs, with their allur
ing promises, to the sick and suf
fering. The grand jury report
sajs: v- N
"By publishing these advertise
ments the press assists these,dan
gepus criminals to operate their
swindling tricks and devices, op
ening' tip an avenue of fraud
and deception. Over credul
ous' and ignorant rpersoris read
such advertisements in their fa
vorite newspaper, which they
have confidence in, and are influ
enced thereby ' to pay a visit to
these moral lepers."
That is just as true of some o'f
Chicago newspapers. The Hearst
papers' are full of disgusting and
misleading advertisements of
medical fakers; and the owner of
the newspaper who makes money
by getting its readers to patron
iz the quacks and frauds is no
better than the quacks and frauds.
If parents will read some of the
villainous ads in the Hearst pi
pers they will see that those pa
pers ire carrying into the homes
of Chicago, advertising filth that
is sure to have a bad influence on
innocent boys and girls who read
The Joan sharks now being ex-
posed by The Tribune secure
their victims largely through ad
vertisements in The News. Some
of Lawson's millions were made
by the business partnership of
The News with these loan sharks;
the money the sharks paid him for
advertising came out of the pock
ets of the victims of the loan
Itjs a serious question wheth
er any influence works more evil
in Chicago than some of the ad
vertisements printed by money
mad newspaper publishers.
Sandy wasat a big pajty in
Chicago, and the dinner consisted
of rich dishes.
"Well," he Was asked,'w'hat
will you have next?"
"Ah," replied Sandy, thought
fully, "I think I'll have indiges
tion next."

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