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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 15, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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In turn, couH be best obtained by
enacting into legislation the initiative,
the referendum and the recall and a
stringent corrupt practices act. Then
throw open the schoolhouses for dis
cussion of political questions and the
rest will follow. J. H. Soller,' 652
Grove Place.
Editor Day Book: I have noticed
you usually champion a just cause
and the cause I have in mind is the
much-abused police of Chicago.
His honor the mayor is now trying
to take a good one out of the poor
cops. He has declared all dog catch
ers, matrons and clerks in as police,
which would entitle the above to the
police pension fund.
The police have contributed one
per cent of their pay for the upkeep
of this fund. The newly-made Carter
Harrison police never have and donot
intend to contribute. Yet the majority
are ready to retire as soon as they
are declared under the fund.
This kind of cheap graft will only
break the fund up and all the C. if.
police and the really ones will go-, in
what Armour leaves of the pig the
It will be interesting to see what
the matrons, clerks, etc., will do with
the thousands they have and are will
ing to spend to gain their- end. A
Blnghampton, N. Y., July 15. Suit
brought by A. D. Wales, attorney,
against John P. White, present head
of Mine Workers' Union for $200,000,
alleging that Wales had furnished
plan by which the anthracite strike of
1902 was settled, thrown, out of Su
preme Court by Justice Sewell on
testimony of John Mitchell, ex-pres.
of United Mine Workers.
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It is a gobd plan to pepper a carpet
thickly just where any "heavy piece of
furniture has to rest on it, as this
helps to keep moths, etc., aay. -
New York "If the price of meat
rises much higher the American
housewife will call an American meat
boycott; she'll use more fish and eggs
and more Argentine beef until the
price comes down."
This is the threat Mrs. Julian
Heath, president of the National
Housewives' League, an organization
that has branches in almost every city
in the country, tosses back to the
"meat barons" who are putting beef
up to topnotch prices.
It was Mrs. Heath who engineered
the "egg boycott" last spring and di
vorced the "little red hen" from the
storage houses, -and pulled-down the
price of' eggs.- . -. .

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