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?urn Chicago inside oat so far as
crime is cpncerned. He has a
the power of the law at hand, and
a big polfce force to back him up
and obey orders.
But he evidently has neither
Ihe brains, the genius, the deter
mination nor the noble impulses
of Virginia Rrooks.
As for reformers, one Virginia
Brooks in Chicago would be
worth several dozen mayors and
Vice Commissions; for she .does
SUGGESTION DOESN'T FIT
"The World's Greatest News
paper,"as theTribune loves to call
itself, sure is a, great little solver
jof our social problems.
The Trib has an editorial to
Hay telling about how dreadful
crime among mere boys and
girls is. '
The Trib also gives the reason
for the number of crimes com
mitted bv mere boys and eirls
The Reason, it says, is that our'
boys and girls leave school too
So the Trib suggests as a rem
edy compulsory education up to
jthe age of. 18 at least. . $
Parents who have to slave like
'dogs to keep their children in
school until they are 14 will be
just tickled to death with this
bright idea of the Trib.
v But maybe some of them youfd
have been a whole lot more
tickled to have heard the Trib
suggest decent wages for. fathers
so they pould look after their chil
dren better. . '
IN ANOTHER IlGHT.
The morning vafter tne party
two sweet young things- met in
the street and at once began ex
"Oh, my dear," said the first
sweet young thing presently.
"You Temember that iandsome
young man you introduced me to
last night? Do you know, fterl
had sung two songs, he was most
"What did he say?" asked the
second sweet young thing coolly.
"He told me tee-liee that he
.would give anything to have my
voice. Wasn t it nice of him? .,
'I don't know about that," was
the crushing comment. 'You see,
he's an auctioneer!"
Gent What's your name, my
little man ? " " p
Kid Qh, dey calls me "Corns"
at school. 7
Gent And why "Corns?
Kid-Always at.de,fpot. s