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DAILY COMMENT ON
The intense regard of Illinois
legislators for the decision of the
people in a primary makes us
think of the way a snail boy re
gards castor oil.
Why should the U. S. intervene
in Mexico? Heven't the Mexi
cans a right to settle their own
affairs in their own way, and
haven't foreigners a perfect right
to get out of Mexico and stay out
until things are settled?
Of course, the revolution may
play hob with the property of
some of our American trusts in
Mexico, but we should worry and
wear a wig over that.
As to the wail that "there is no
protection for Americans in Mex
ico City" when two bodies of
men are earnestly trying to kill
each other off of course a for
eigner has a right to get out of
Joe Bailey, of Texas, rises to
remark that if he had lived in '58
he probably would have been on
the side of Douglas. He probably
And Taft says that if Lincoln
were alive today he would be a
Republican. Very likely, and he'd
be quite free with his opinion of
certain alleged Republicans,
whose names need not be men
tioned. Our bandits would just as soon
hold up a street car as a stock
yards special train apparently.
One of these days, Teddy Webb
will hold up Police Capt. Paddy
Lavin and spank him on the wrist
for talking so roughly about him.
If Democrats, Republicans and J
PEOPLE AND THINGS
Progressives want a candidate
for U. S. senator upon whom all
can unite and bring glory to Illi
nois, why not elect Jane Addams ?
If we may judge him by recent
public utterances, J. Ham Lewis
will be very acceptable to Big
Business. Also to Hearst.
There are some advantages in
being dead. Some men are now
eulogizing Lincoln who would be
fighting him if he were alive.
There's Joe Bailey, of Texas, for
It was James Boyle O'Reilly,
the Irish poet, who wrote that
famous couplet: "Organized
charity, skimped and iced, in the
name of a cautious, statistical
Paddy Lavin, the newspaper
cop, is more of a success nVhtinp-
newsboys than catching bandits.
Already there are indications
that State's Attorney Hoyne is
inclined to own himself and run
his own office.
It isn't charity, organized or
unorganized, that honest labor
wants; it wants justice and a
chance to work. And at living
If we could only segregate our
prominent and leading bandits
there might be some hope.
. Yes, Chicago has 4,482 police
men. The bandits haven't been
As we understand it some of
those Democratic legislators are
going to stick to J. Ham Lewis
as long as he has no show to land.
But then it would hardly do for
the newspapers to make Eaddhg