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PEOPLE AND THINGS 1.
But nix on the other fellow doing
it to us. Let him get busy on him
self. Guess most of the uplifters and re
formers do it for exercise. 'Cause
they don't seem to raise anybody
However, we don't mind the pray
ers while passing a saloon or brew
ery. Lord knows, lots of 'em need
something; and it may be that.
Besides, it will do good to the peo
ple who do the praying. Prayer is a
good thing for those who pray.
All the same, Lawyer Bill Beale of
the Commonwealth Edison tells the
city through council that the city has
no right to reduce rates and that no
court will stand for it.
All right. Bill. Mebbe the courts
won't But, doggone it, we may get ,
all het up and change the courts.
If the people ever get in the habit
of electing judges of their own such
lawyers as Bill Beale will have tough
We'll have to modify our criticism
of Benjamin Altman, New York de
partment store owner. He left some
of his dough to employes.
Which is a good thing to do. Only
it might have helped a lot if the em
ployes had got it in wages all these
Mrs. Pankhurst is to get for her
Madison Square Garden lecture $1,
500 guaranteed, 10 per cent of $10,
000 receipts and 60 per cent of what
more is taken in. Why, it's enough
to make a $250 lecturer go to throw
We're still waiting for Dn Orile to
announce that his new drug which
leaves no distressing after-effects fol
lowing an operation reaches the spot,
when the bill is rendered.
An ascetic philosopher a fe
male says: "Woman's dress should,
match her soul." Just think of going'
down to the office mornings, with a
sample of wifey's souLto match at.
the dry goods store.
DAILY COMMENT ON
The Young People's Civic League
in the churches is going to make a
whirlwind campaign for civic righte-
Among other thirfgs, members of
churches are to offer a prayer every
time they pass a saloon or brewery.
Perrnit us to suggest that the good
young people will accomplish all they
want to accomplish much better by
making a whirlwind campaign for in
When we get industrial justice
and a square deal for every man,
woman and child, civic righteous
ness will come easy.
When the churches take a more
sympathetic interest in the every-day
struggle of the working class for a
decent living, the working class will
help bring on civic righteousness.
It isn't an easy matter to get a man
all heated up for civic righteousness
when he is hungry for justice and
The Trib calls it an uplift cam
paign. Will the Trib kindly find The
Day Book one human being who is
yearning to be reformed and up
lifted? And if nobody wants to be uplifted,
are you going to grab 'em by the
coat collar and uplift 'em by main
strength and awkwardness?
What's the matter with starting
out by reforming and uplifting the
street railway magnates?
Or the Commonwealth Edison Co.,
which tells Chicago to go jump in the
Let's start in by uplifting and 're
forming the plutes, who don't jack
roll individuals, but indulge in whole
sale robbery of the people.
But, after all, the real thing in up
lift and reform is the kind that be
gins at home self-uplift and sebre
form. It'll keep any one of us darned busy
reforming himself. And all of us
may need it at that.
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