' MERELY COMMENT
That phone fight is between the
people and the loop.
And, quite naturally, the newspa
pers are fightingfor the loop.
A council that will accept stock
exchange resolutions as public opin
ion will go wrong.
The stock exchange, next to the
board of trade, is the biggest gam
bling joint in town.
Now let the women of Chicago get
btisy on that phone fight
They have made the good fight so
far to prevent the phone trust from
grabbing and junking the automatic.
Let them back up the council in
every ward In Chicago.
Judge Wells holds that legitimacy
of children born in wedlock cannot be
Over in Europe the necessities of
war are fast driving governments to
the conclusion that every child is le
gitimate. A healthy child born out of wed
lock can carry a gun just as easily as
one of the purest pedigree.
And Europe needs gun-carriers
What Chicago needs is more wise
business men who will give the peo
ple the benefit of their influence and
talent when public questions arise.
As a rule, the more successful a
lawyer is, the poorer a citizen he is
bound to be.
Having a market for his talent
among the beneficiaries of special
privilege he sells it there and is gen
erally against the public Interest.
Aldermen needn't be afraid of the
The people of Chicago are learning
to do their own thinking" and their
Stand by the people and let the
newspaper bosses go jump in the
If Mayor Thompson thinks news
papers control the people, let him
look at his vote in ApriL
The press was against him, but the 1
people were for him. And Big Busi
ness was against him, too.
HAD TO LIVE ON TIPS SORE
WHEN HE DIDN'T GET ONE
Louis Weiss, manager of the Bristol
Cafe, 6319 S. Halsted st, was yester
day brought before Judge Wade on
charge of assaulting Alex Nulls, a
waiter. Nulla testified that they had
quarreled when he had called a pa
tron a cheap skate when he received
"Why did'you do this?" the judge
"We are not paid wages," Nulla re
plied. "We live on our tips. That
night I made very little. I lost my
temper and Wei3s struck me."
Judge Wade continued the case, i
WHERE'S MISSING WITNESS?
-Every detective attached to State's
Att'y Hoyne's office was today placed
on the trail of an important witness
who disappeared yesterday.
As the man's testimony involves
a number of policemen, some of
whom have not yet been Indicted,
Ass't State's Att'y Prank Johnston,
Jr., claims that it is another attempt
to break up his case against Indicted
officials which is soon to come to
MRS. GOSSELIN GETS DIVORCE
Mrs. Stephen Gosselin, wife of the
auditor for board of supervising en
gineers, was granted a divorce yes
terday by Judge Foell on the 'ground
of "extreme and repeated cruelty."
Two years ago Gosselin tried to
have his wife declared insane. She
was arrested and brought before the
Cook county court. A jury found her
Evansville, Ind. Mrs. Anne
Strodes, 74, filed divorce complaint
against 13th husband, Harrison, 82.
Says she will marry again.
New York. Transylvania requisi
tioned by British government. Sail
ing dates conceled.
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