DAILY COMMENT ON
Politicians are evidently get
ting ready for a deal to elect one
Republican and one Democratic
J. S. senator from Illinois, with
the chances that neither of them
will be very progressive.
By the way, has anyone seen
that anti-vice crusade lately?
Neither have we.
We've heard of horses from
force of habit stopping at a sa
loon, but Chicago was the first
place where a lady's electric turn
ed in at a candy store.
J. Ham Lewis, prominently
mentioned as one of the next sen
ators from Illinois, wears loud
whiskers and louder clothes. Out
side of that perhaps he's a regular
What's the difference between
the stock exchange and a crap
joint? Give it up? So do we.
Unless it is that the cops pull the
crap joint and don't bother the
The publishers trust can lose
its gun men. Every now and
then they kill somebody.
Wayman wouldn't prosecute
the newspaper gunmen for mur
der. What will Hoyne do?
Mexico's the busy little repub
lic, all right. Something doing
Taft hopes to see ex-Congressman
McKinley in the U. S. sen
ate. Nothing doing in that line
from Illinois. Mac's a lame duck.
Barney Grogan has the news
paper bosses guessing again.
They're worrying now because
he's on good terms with his
PEOPLE AND THINGS
"We should worry," said the
Barrets when they were pinched.
Can the publishers trust save 'em
Human life would be safer and
and not held so cheap in Chicago
if there were more real inspec
tors of elevators, factories and
places where people work and
congregate, and fewer ward
heelers holding down important
jobs merely because of their pol
itical activity and pull.
The people who work for a liv
ing are the real people who make
Chicago the big city it is; but the
government isn't run for them.
It is run in the interest of the few
who have the cash and pull.
It would be interesting to
know how many policemen on the
public pay roll are giving their
time to the service of newspapers
and other favored special inter
ests. Crime has developed like every
thing else. The shrewd pick
pocket, even doesn't work in any
city unless he has protection of
some sort. New York is not alone
in her disgrace. Similar condi
tions exist in nearly all large
cities. Graftless cities are the ex
ception, not the rule.
Why do people wear costly dia
monds, anyhow? Each one of
them is only a temptation to
somebod)' to steal. What good
are they anyhow? You can't eat
them, and they don't keep you
Philadelphia has an editor in
Marlen E. Pew, of the News
Post, who feels that it is no dis-
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