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DAILY COMMENT ON
Happy Hooligan Hearst got an
other kick in the pants yesterday.
His old pal, JVIayor Harrison,
couldn't i stand, for that fight on the
Democratic national administration.
So Carter H. came out strong for
Wilson's canal tolls exemption policy.
As usual, Hooligan went through
But does that take the hyphen out
of the H.-H.?
Anyhow, the steel trust and the
shipping trust still love the noodles
journalist as much as ever. i
One more kick like the one Har
rison gave him and Hearst will find
himself outside the Chicago breast
works. For a merchant prince, Henry
Siegel appears to have been 'pretty
much of a mutt.
There is generally something
wrong with a man who is willing to
get rich paying starvation wages.
May be there-is a particular corner
in hell for department store owners
who rise to wealth on the crushed
bodies of women.
Next on the political program in
Illinois will be the senatorial scrap,
with bully chances for a fight.
It wftl be Roger Sullivan against
the field, with Gov. Dunne and Mayor
Harrison on the side of the field.
Hearst hasn't been located yet. He
may line up with Boger. Which will
be tough on Roger.
They're still kicking the poor old
Inter-Ocean around the courts.
There's a paper that served Big
Business so well that it couldn't get
much circulation and hence got
blamed little advertising.
Special Privilege doesn't always
take as good care of its human slaves
as,it does of its horses.
Out at the stockyards the beef
trust fattens up its cattle because it
sells meat by the pound.
It isn't particular what happens to
labor, however. If labor doesn't get
PEOPLE AND THINGS
enough to eat other labor will take
They don't have to worry about
humanity because it isn't butchered
and sold by the pound.
The Post thinks action should have
been taken in the murder at Boy
Jones' place, but suspects politics
when Hoyne takes the action.
That's just like the rotten, narrow,
bigoted politics of party organs.
They want the right thing done,
but they don't want to give credit
unless the right fellow does it.
And their fellow is the right fellow,
If Aleck McCormick had inspired
the raid on the Jones joint he would
have been a first page hero in "the
By the way, why not turn the police
loose and find out how many people
are carrying guns in Chicago?
The best story in today's Day Book
is the story of how Prosecutor George
Beker refused to prosecute a girl and
how Judge Hopkins gladly let her go
It is when judges and public prose
cutors let their humanity come to
the surface that they do the most
This is a case where red-blooded
humanity is shown up to be grander,
nobler and more infinitely more
moral than the cold-blooded law.
CLAIMS MINERS HAD TO RENT
HOMES FROM MINE BOSSES
Terre Haute, Ind., April 11.
Charges that coal operators forced
miners to buy or rent houses of them
before they could obtain work and
that exorbitant rates were charged
them, were made on he floor of the
joint conference between representa
tives of Indiana coal operators and
the United Mine Workers of this dis1
trict. The miners also openly charg
ed that they were blacklisted and that
one boy could not get work because
an operator disliked his father.