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-. MERELY COMMENT
Certainly it's hot So why mention
Blessed be the man who sweats
freely, for he Is is in little'danger of
As the fighting lawyers and judges
appear to be calming down, there is
still chance for grand jury peace.
Even if the women did intend to
have a suffrage riot in the legislature,
we point with pride to the important
fact that it was a man who couldn't
keep a secret
Queen Vic of Spain seems to be a
' regular woman. Was married seven
years ago and just brought her sixth
child into the world. And every pic
ture you see of, King Alf shows a
President Wilson put a nic in panic
when he offered to loan $500,000,000
of Uncle Sam money to the country..
Wall street .better not monkey with
the buzz saw.
In St Louis the Bell Telephone Co.
has the active assistance of the po
lice in fighting the telephone girls.
Why is it that the police are most
always fighting-on the side of em
ployers? One thing we don't quite get is this
thing of cops shooting at men they
are trying to catch. The punishment
provided by law may be only a prison
sentence, yet If the offender runs 8
cop may kill him. Something wrong
The Tribune, which wjl) tell you
itself it is progressive, refers to the
- building trades lockout as a bosses'
The only trouble with that is that
it isn't a strike?
The difference between a strike
and a lockout is that a lockout is an
attempt to starve 'thousands of hu
man beings into submission, and a
strike is an attempt on the part of
thousands of human beings to assert
- Will the gent who dropped the
bomb In the camp of the Illinois suf
fragists kindly go jump in the ake?
At that he may have troubles of
his own, he being theliusband of one.
Well, anyhow, it was a doggone
sight hotter in Arizona.
A Republican judge of election says
a cop "dominated" the counting of
the votes in one of the Eighteenth
ward precincts last November.
We Always suspected there was
something happened to the counting
of these votes, but we did not sus
pect It was as bad as "domination."
IT'S UP TO BURLESON
By Gilson Gardner.
It will no doubt surprise many peo
ple to learn that the excellent and
very successful parcel post system
which the government is now run
ning" is overcharging the public al
most as exorbitantly as the express
companies have overcharged for
many years. It is cleaning up profl
(ts at the rate of over $20,000,000 a
year. Nearly two-thirds of the gross
revenue Teceived from carrying par
cels is clean profit
Representative David J. Lewis of
Maryland and George J Kindell of
Colorado have been laboring with
Postmaster General Burleson to get
him to reduce the Tates. The law
gives the postmaster-general full
power to do anything he wants in
the way of reducing rates or increas
ing efficiency and all he need do Is
to sit down and sign an executive
order to extend the usefulness of this
public service. It is hoped that Mr.
Burleson may soon be able to spare
time from patronage long enough to
give this subject the attention it de
serves o o
If you attend theaters or other
public places, do you notice that the
air is stale and insufficient?' There's
a remedy. Get your pity health com
missioner to recommend a better
system of ventilation to the manage
ment of the public place in queattoiu