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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 21, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 12

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lowed at the front. If by any chance
one picks up a good story the censor
cuts that out and burns it A so
called "Eye Witness," being an army
officer chosen by the government,
goes with the troops ItotLis supposed
to furnish all the description any
taste could desire. A week or two
weeks after a battle is fought this
person comes lumbering along with
a thousands words of dessicated and
juiceless comments, all showing the
surpassing valor and wonderful suc
cess of the British soldiers and care
fully omitting anything that would
give a hint of what is actually go
ing on.
A huge force is employed in open
ing, examining, editing and suppress
ing the nation's correspondence at
a time when army enlistments lag,
the commanders plead for troops and
everywhere are insufficient hands for
useful and necessary work.
Every day the government from its
posters screams, roars and bellows at
the nation's young men, urging them
to enlist. Every day the govern
ment's censor assures them, through
their newspapers, that all is well and
the Germans are licked.
Can you beat that?
Wise old government.
No, have an autocracy, if you will,
or have avdemocracy. But don't try
to have an autocratic democrary or
a democratic autocracy. The thing
can't be done.
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One hundred Italians heeded a man
who gathered them about him on W.
Madison st, near Halsted and told
them they could get $2.50 a day by
simply going to Stevens Point, Wis.,
and asking for work. Delighted with
the information the Italians chipped
in $500 for their Informant and went
to Stevens Point. They believed the
man's son would help them to the
jobs when they got there.
There were no jobs, say some of
the Italians who have gotten back to
Chicago. They told their tale to R.
J. Knight, inspector of labor agencies.
His deputy, Chas. Miller, went on the
Stoian Iichoff was arrested In
Desplaines st police court today he
faced charges of running" a labor
agency without a license and with
conducting a confidence game. The
case was continued to Friday.
Information supplied The Day Book
from Stevens Point says Jack Steely
is being sought in vain by 100 irate
Italians who were shipped there from
Chicago after paying their own car
fare and as much as $15 each for
jobs. The men are not working.
Steely has disappeared. Knight's
office believes there may be a connec
tion in the cases.
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Edrina, Redgar, Juanlta, Vashtl,
This is a story that deals with the
Pullman Co., but your guess is wrong.
Those names are not monikers of
sleeping cars, but the christening cog
nomens of Geo., Taylor's children.
Taylor, colored Pullman porter, of
5236 Peoria, divulged the names with
great pride in the court of domestic
relations today, where he was
brought to answer to the charge of
contributing to the dependency of his
His tale was one of woe and of re
proach for the lack of liberality on
the part of the traveling public.
George gets 525 a month and tips.
He runs on the Milwaukee road. The
tips are not forthcoming in -volume
sufficient to feed his family, he says.
He explained he did the best he
could for his children. He told how,
when Vashti got ill, he "wanted to send
her south to "recroup. The case was
continued till June 3.
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London. Official inquiry into tor
pedoing of African liner Falaba
March 28, with loss of 111 lives, in
cluding one American, opened.
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