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DAILY COMMENT ON
"" Council ought by all means to sift
that telephone deal to the bottom.
The Bell 'phone trust owns the
Chicago Telephone Co., and the au
tomatic has an option on the auto
The proposal is to sell to the Bell,
and then it can junk the automatic
'phone out of business everywhere.
Then the" Chicago Telephone Co.
will have the telephone users of Chi
cago where the hair is short.
Chicago should not consent to the
sale. The city gets absolutely noth
ing by consenting, and 'phone users
will gQt itjn the neck:
In the meantime the newspapers
are running big ads for the Chicago
Telephone Co. and-getting a cute lit
tle monthly checks "
Does it pay to advertise? It sure
Now would be a good time for
council to begin looking out for the
interests of the people and let the big
corporation guys go fly a kite.
And if that public utilities trust
goes through, why not take in all the
pickpockets, burglars and jack
rollers and gather in all the loose
change there is in town?
Or is the game to have the big
iUtilities trust get all the people's coin
so there won't be any left" for the
San Francisco reformers have
closed the notorious Barbary Coast,
which is 'Frisco's name 'for the ten
derloin, and thrown several hundred
victims of man's inhumanity and lust
on the streets.
We -haven't seen anything in the
papers about where they.expect these
girls to live.
But then all cities are alike. The
reformers drive the girls from the
houses into the streets and then drive
them off the streets.
But" they are still with us, always
have been with us since the dawn of
civilization and always will be with
PEOPLE AND THINGS
-us until there is something like hu
man justice in 'organized society.
And hundreds and thousands oi
girls are still working for below-the-bread-line,
wages in Chicago depart-"
ment stores, mercantile houses ano
mail order concerns.
And the men who become million
aires out of low-waged help still tgiv
money to charity and philanthrophy.
None of them is fooling Cod for a
minute, however. If there is a hell II"
will be full of fake philanthropists.
It may be' necessary to build a sort
of high-toned "society hell for hypo
critical uplifters and kept profes
sional charity workers, who puL
solemn faces and experimentwith the
But then what can you expect in
California when a jury will bfelieve a
story like'Bixby's about frequenting
the notorious Jonquil resort as a
A man might make a credulous
wife believe that kind of tiope, but it's
a tough story for grown men to
But then maybe the jurors knew
how, it was themselves.
Anyhow, philanthrophy is the
latest thing in alibis, and men may be
using it next as a defense in divorce V
Society Note Our esteemed- fel
low townsman, Roger Sullivan, is
-visiting the pie counter at Washing
ton. P. S. Willie the Hearst was nol
among those present or also ran.
Which is because Willie is persona
au gratin at Washington.
' That reminds us that it might be a
bully thing for council to make ar
rangements, to dispose of the Ex
aminer and American, too, while fix
ing up the garbage disposal thing..
But if you don't know what per
sona au gratin means, we don'i
mind saying that according to Hoyk
it means not quite the cheese.
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