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"""But-1 haven't-any money to pay
"Leave the man to.me: It will be
quite a-treat to talk to him. Don't
go to work tomorrow, and I wilLsend
a friend of mine, a very big-hearted
woman, to see you. I am Bure she
will send yod home."
And the, woman I explained the
matter to did just what I hoped, .she
sent the girl home. '
But the man to whom she owes the
$10. I shall have the special pleasure
of .interviewing m'ysejf.
And yet who is responsible for-that
girl's predicament? " .
y o o
It WOULD BE A-FINE IDEA FOR
ERICSSON TO GET BUSY
' Health Commissioner-Young has
.'refused to renew the licenses of eight
more hospitals' because these .hospi
tals have not complied with the fire
prevention and safety laws;
A few days ago the health depart
ment held up the licenses of eighteen
other hospitals on the sstme grounds.
The last eight held "up. are as fol
lows: Presbyterian. Hospital, 1753 West
Congress street. . .
St. Anthony de Padua", West Nine
teenth and Marshall bdulevard.
Passavant Memorial Hospital, 149
West Superior street. ,
St Mary's Hospital, 1120 North
Provident Hospital, Thirty-sixth
and Dearborn streets. .....
Union Park Maternity Hospital,
1520. Carroll' avenue.
Augustana Hospital, 2037 Cleve
' land avenue.
German-American Hospital, 741
Dr. Young has demanded' that
Building Commissioner Ericsson see
to it that the twenty-sbt hospitals he
has named comply with the law and
says he will .issue no license to them
until they do. "
Dr. Young ought never to have had
to make a demand like that on Erics';
. eom '
It is Ericsson's -duty to see that
buildings are not erected in violation
of the law,.and to inspect them after
they are up to see that there, is no
dodging of the.law. -'
But Building Commissioner Henry
Ericsson seems to be utterly incapa
ble "of dohig hisduty. This Is not
the first time, his negligence-has been
shown up, nor is it likely to be the
last." , , " ,
PerhapTTt is too much to expect
the present administration to' diyorce
Ericsson" from his job. Ericsson con
trols many votes.
But the open knowledge that under
Ericsson's administration of the
building laws twenty-sixhospitals are
violating the fire laws,, ought to make
,the administration whisper in Erics
son's ear that it would be, a fine; thing
to get on the job. '
, A fire in a hospital is too terrible
a' calamity for any chances to be
Of course, it is possible, that the
present administration does not wish
to make Ericsson do his"duty and en
force the law.'
The last time, Mayor Harrison was
shown how Ericsson's negligence had
cost a human life,: Harrison merely
said: V .
"I am confident that Mr.. Ericsson
knows how. to run his department."
There are none so blinU,as those
who will not see unless'itf be a poli
tician whose eyes, are blinded by the
vote-delivering power of a friend.
"I know," he said, '"that women, now
At men's work, eyentden surpass
But I'm not- worried for J am
Life jnodel in an art school class.