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DAILY COMMENT ON PEOPLE AND THINGS
As near as we can figure it out,
any member of the County Board
who doesn't obey newspaper orders
is a roughneck.
And newspaper ""orders come
through President McCormick, who
spends much of his time being slob
bered over by the kept press.
Anyhow, Commissioner of Public
Works McGann's finding in the cave
in of Randolph street shows that the
story in The Day Book was right and
the stories in the loop press were
The trouble was with bum building
construction, not with busted water
mains and defective sewers.
The English government is mak
ing a fool of itself in the way it is
handling Mrs. Pankhurst.
If the men over there can't do any
better than that, it's time they were
giving the women a chance.
Sure the railroads using the union
depot will electrify when they get
darned good and ready.
Hoyne and Northup might put on
the gloves and settle it that way.
Newspaper fighting never gave
anybody a black eye or bloody nose.
As for the County Board, the Trib
is the teacher and McCormick is
teacher's pet." Those who oppose
him are naughty boys.
But all that wrangling at County
Board meetings makes a noise like
Let the rich contribute liberally to
the charity trust. Even if most of it
is spent investigating the poor it will
get into circulation.
If the eight-hour day were estab
lished in all business and industry the
army of the unemployed would be
It's pretty tough when all a man
wants is work and a chance to earn
a living that he oan't get the chance.
Hearst-is still knocking Wilson and
Bryan, much to Wall street's delight.
Three more men killed in the Mich
igan copper country. The men who
are responsible for conditions up in
Northern Michigan live in palaces in
the swell suburbs of Boston.
Why not heat some of the unoccu
pied buildings in Chicago and turn
them into municipal lodging houses?
Or warm up some of the churches
that are empty most of the time ex
cept on Sunday and partially empty
Some of the people who have dia
monds and other junk that may be
stolen by hungry, jobless and des
perate men, might chip in on a game
like this as a matter of insurance
Crime and Poverty go hand in
hand, with Poverty in the lead.
When J. Ham Lewis was in -congress
he gave 1863 as the year of his
birth, which would make him 50.
Now that, he's in the senate he
gives 1866 as the year, which would
make him 47.
Whaddaya doin', Ham? Backin'
up? Or have you lost the family
Hearst is criticizing the, tariff bill
before it has had a chance to show.
But then Willie never did let facts
interfere with a good story or a vi
Especially since he has become a
tool of Wall street
CITY MAY PAY COP'S WIDOW
Kankakee, III., Dec. 8. The city of
Kankakee may be made liable for
$3,360 for the dfath of Patrolman
August Dickman, who was shot and
killed Thanksgiving night by Archie
Under the amendment to the em
nlovers' eomnensatlnn not naaaoA Hit
the last session of the general assem
bly, a portion of Section 7 reads: "If
an employe leaves a widow, a sum
eaual to four times the averaere an
nual earnings of the employe shall
oe pam tor tne injury to employes re
sulting in death." Kankakee noliee-
men receive $840 a year.