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"If the city or the state can only prevent men from carrying deadly weapons crime-will be diminished by three-fourths." Examiner. Agreed. Let's start by disarming newspaper gunmen. Two unoffend ing citizens were murdered last year by gunmen in the employ of the Chi cago newspaper trust. By the way, the newspaper gun men who killed Conductor Frank Witt and Teamster Hehr are walk ing the streets of Chicago as free as anybody. Healthman Young shows a grain of common sense in this age of hys terical reform. He says kissing isn't deadly and for the kissers to go as far as they like. They would do it anyhow, of course, but it is refreshing to, hear a man say something in print now and then that sounds human. rroDamy most ot tne agitation against kissing came from men and women nobody wanted to kiss. Pete Bartzen and his bunch are not helping the Hearst-Lawrence case any by refusing to pay that special grand jury. As for politics, McCormick, on the county board, is outplaying Battling Peter to beat the band and simply by forcing his hand on that thing every few days. This is the' last week people can dance the tango in the cafes. Those who are rich enough to belong to clubs, however, can. dance all they please and drink all night if they want to. If it is proper for bankers to con trol the banking business of the country and superintend the enforce ment of banking laws, WHY NOT Let the burglars organize and ad minister the burgling laws? If all citizens who are in business that is regulated by law could have representation on a board charged with the administration of that law It would be very satisfactory to them. PEOPLE AND THINGS The essence of the banking law is control. President Wilson is right. The people should control the bank ing system, not the bankers. The day is coming when the people will even have greater control over the newspapers than they have now. Business is rapidly becoming PUB LIC instead of PRIVATE. There is no business that is private enough to be independent of the public. What affects the public interest can't be private, properly. No bank that has the people's money on deposit and makes money by using it and lending it can pos sibly be a private business concern. It is a public servant and should be regulated by its master. The perfect baby, rating 100 per cent, has been found again, this time at Passaic, N. J. His hair is brown, eyes blue, pulse fine, lungs sound, etc., etc., etc. All right so far as it eoes. but we're making np bets on the 100 per cent perfection until they've examined the little critter's appendix. Duchess of Marlborough is mak ing London howl because a doorten der refused her admission to Am bassador Page's Fourth of July re ception. Denial of a chance to see Page in knee breeches is enough to make any lady mad. Mexicans have slain hundreds of Americans and-" Woodrow"" Wilson doesn't know it, according to Hearst. No use talking, the U. S. army and navy have got to protect mother's ranch in Mexico. Both Canadian and States dis patches announce that Thaw's law yers are making "a hot fight for de lay." Sure thing. That's what lawyers usually fight for, save as to the mat ter of collecting .their fees. The whole theory of litigation is to pre vent the other side from getting anywhere.