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DAILY COMMENT ON PEOPLE AND THINGS
AnrJ nmu tho 'hoaf tri'iet wants IIS
to eat more lamb and mutton and
le'ss beef. Then, when lamb and mut
ton gets scarce, we can go out in the
back yard and chew on the" grass.
On his way back home Secretary
Bryan might stop in Detroit and try
that peace plan on Cobb and Navin.
Couldn't help writing Cobb's name
aheacLof.Navin's, even if Navin is the
one with the dough. '
A very simple way to clear up the
West Side controversy would be for
Mayor Harrison to give Capt.
Meagher a free hand, and guarantee
him against any interference from
There are mighty few police offi
cers who will hot 'obey orders from
hieher ud and sometimes .thev are
made the goats for their superiors.
.It is not an uncommon thing for
an honest cop, who tries to do his
duty, to be removed by political in
fluence to the outskirts if he inter
feres- with crooked friends of power
One reason -some honest police
man favored, a city police force con
trolled by a state commission was
because they wanted to be free from
the influence of local politicians.
There are sections of the West
Side that are tough enough entire
i ly too tough but Judge Mahoney
grossly exaggerated the situation,
and made a mistake in attacking the
integrity of Capt. Meagher.
Let Mayor" Harrison give Capt.
Meagher a free hand and no help
will oe neeaea irom jvianqney.
With the passage of the amend
ment to the Juul law, policemen, fire
men and other city employes will get
that 20 J'per cent back and the
sooner it is paid the better
And now we are told that a bunch
of race track gamblers sold those
voting machines to the city: But "did
anybody in town get any graft. If
Rather odd that on the original
count Cunnea1 was cheajted out of
votes in nearly every precinct in
town, isn't it? ' That fraud ' was too
unanimous to be accidental.
By the.way. that political machine
AndyLawrence built up with Hearst's
papers is shot as full of holes as a
And the papers themselves are be
tween two fires. The Chicago Fed
eration of Labor is pouring in hot
shot from one side and Big Business
and the other .trust papers from the
We can't seerjustfyhat votes the
Hearstv papers will be able to influ
ence foiAndy's political pals in com
ing elections. . .
Unless Mutt and Jeff, jSi Ik' Hat Har
ry, Judge Rumhouser and Happy
Hooligan stick for the big show.
Lest ,we forget it was a delega
tion of West Side .business men who
called on the mayor some time ago
and asked 'that the vice lid be taken
off again because the closing of Wes't
Side dives "hurt business." Meagher
did that closing.
Schuettler's squad has done good
work in .disarming gunmen, accord
ing to,The Daily News. A good way
to finishthe job would be to search
the newspaper gunmen and disarm
By the way, nobody has yet been
tried for, the murder of Conductor
Witt and Teamster Hehr by news
paper gunmen. How about it.
In the meantime, Johnny Evers and
his Cubs are going some. Great re
lief to turn frorn politics to baseball.
Callahan's Sox. are slipping. Put
on your garters, Cal.
Butxrettiner back to Dolitira aon
pudge Mahoney might get some light
on an interesting west Side subject
-by finding- out who made the "barrel
house bums," "jackrollers," and
other prominent citizens, vote in Des
plaines street station at the last city
election. Certainly not Cap. Meaggp; ,