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DAILY COMMENT ON
After the Field Store has dug its
tunnels under Washington street, a
court decides .the question of whether
the Field's have, "toe right to dig the
"Thaf s like the . kid who said
"Mamma, can I have some jam," aft
er he had emptied' the jar.
It makes us feel like saying, "How
fast the courts are!"
Most anybody can dig a tunnel or
build a railway quicker than a judge
can make a decision.
Anyway it's komikal to ask Mar
shall Field & Co. to TJNtunnel the
tunnels already built
Have you noticed the new fang
dangle straps in the new street cars?
They are celluloid covered.
We take it that those are to prevent
germs from playing tag on the strap.
The pesky critters, as soon as their
tootsies hit the slippery celluloid, lose
their hold and fall to the floor, where
passengers can crush out their lives
with one blow of the foot.
Of course, if we had proper street
car service we wouldn't need any
straps at alL But we are still a
bunch, of "hangers-on."
If d be a joke someday when a tall
fellow with a celluloid collar gets on
the car and stands up.
Some absent-minded passenger,
just as sure as you live, is .going to
grab that person by the collar when
the car gives a lurch.
Dame Fashion says there is no
definite place for the waist line for
women this season.
Yep! We have noticed that. As
far as the waist line is concerned you
can't tell whether some women are
standing on their heads or their f eet.
That old saying that the waist line
should be in the middle must mean
in the middle of the summer or some
Coroner Hoffman is going to put
"Safety First" signs where an ele
ment of danger is found.
Why not stick 'em on the front of
PEOPLE AND THINGS
automobiles that are chauffeured by
Alfred Walson, just granted di
vorce, claimed, his wife hid his.
clothes to keep him home. That's
where a lot of women have got it on
We distinctly remember seeing
some women last summer who's hus
bands had evidently hidden their
clothes at least the biggest portion
of them. Fashion should give a
A. E. Boucher wants $10,000 from
theBlackstone Hotel because he says
he went to sleep in a chair in the
lobby and woke up in the alley.
Looks like Boucher wants- alley
money. We knew a fellow who had an aunt
who was some relation to the gentle
man who went to sleep in the bed
and woke up in the morning. Hor
rors! o o
TO PROBE MINE MEN'S ALLEGED
FRAUDULENT LAND GRAB
Washington, Jan. 29. The resi-.
dent members, of the Executive Goun
cil of the American Federation of
Labor have been directed to examine
the documents in connection with
the alleged fraudulent Beizure of the .
Michigan copper lands as exposedin
The Day Book, so that the council
may present the matter to the presi
dent and to. Congress, with the ob
ject of having the government take.,
the necessary steps to have the ille
gally seized copper land's of Mich
igan restored to the government. The
documents on file in the Congression
al Library and in the General Land
Office show that, notwithstanding
prohibitions against the acquisition
of "mineral" lands contained in
grants made to certain canal com--panies
in 1865, these companies pro
ceeded to acquire many thousands
of acres of rich copper lands, which
are now in the possession of the ,
Michigan copper barons.