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ing himself as collector f or "News
Beef will besent here from Argen
tina in hope of reducing high cost.
Insanitary- .conditions growing
worse on account of uncollected gar
bage. Brewers will hold big banquet to
night and answer attacks made on C.
J. Yopicka's appointment as minister
to Balkan States.
Aid. John Coughlin and H. D. Capi
tain chased away by police when they
tried to inspect new garbage dump.
Major Funkhouser accuses some
one of tipping of his recent raids on
Tax reports shows' that; Cook
County's wealth is $3,159,772,740.
War against Mayor Lawson of Des
plaines, 111., has quieted down.
Men in motor truck attempted to
kidnap John Barsona, 8, 1153 Town
City will lend voting machines to
various clubs in hope of justifying
J. Eads How, hoboes' union, wants
temporary shelter for unemployed.
Richard Bennett, actor, roasted
lawyers' methods in Judge OwenB
court 'for insane yesterday.
Working women of Chicago have
started Wage Earners' Suffrage
NEWSPAPERS ROASTED BY THE
'The scene which closed last night's
meeting of the Progressive Club
showed clearly the growing resent
ment the people of Chicago feel to
wards the newspapers for their pol
icy of suppressing news of crimes
committed by Big Business.
During the evening the telephone
trust had been bitterly attacked by
the speakers of the meeting. Dr.
Clarence B. Strouse and Sen. Walter
Clyde Jones had predicted that the
newspapers would either not print
the news or if they did they would
"When the papers appeared this
morning their handling of the news
verified the speaker's predictions.
The news was but printed in the form
of "a. knock atthe Progressive Club,
with nary a word censoring the tele
Dr. Strouse, after bitterly criticis
ing the newspapers for no,t telling the
people of the American Telephone &
Telegraph Co.'s proposed steal of the
Automatic, offered to subscribe the
first $10 for a fund with which to buy
display advertising space for
speeches. Anything so that the peo
ple might be warned of the effects of
The speech was filled with fiery
wratlfat the newspapers' attitude.
A reporter for the Tribune felt in
sulted. He told President Knight of
the club. Mr. Knight advised the
members to go slow in their attack
on the papers. But Dr. Strouse was
obdurate. He knew perfectly the
newspapers' policy on similar sub
jects concerning monopolies and he
knew they would not present the peo
Finally after much arguing back
and forth they agreed to wait and see
what the papers said.
This morning every paper took a
crack at the meeting. Some openly,
others veiled. But none of the papers
were able to find one sincere reason
for attacking the meeting.
The Tribune resorted to child's
play, A half-baked story attempted
a juvenile sneer at the club for not
realizing that the city council would
not meet Monday night, which is 'Co
The other papers thought it was
really funny because the club did not
abide by parliamentary rules. But
none of them printed the real news
"Elsie, it sems to me Mr. Spoon
leigh sits awfully close to you on the
sofa when he calls."
"I'm sure he doesn't mean to,
mother. It's just that he's so near
sighted." N. Y. World.