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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 16, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 9

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Editorial. Bsdim 333
lelepnones Circulation, Monroe 38S8
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier in Chicago,
20 cents a Month. By Mail. United
States and Canada, J 2.00 a Year.
Entered as Second-class matter April
21. 1914. at the postottlce at Chicago.
I1U under the Act of March I, 1879.
OVER. The Chicago public has ab
solutely slipped one over on the street
car bosses. And it is a good one.
More power to the public!
Through tricks of all sorts the
traction bosses planned, to lay all
blame for the strike on the street car
employes. The idea from the start
had been to make it look as though
the men were to blame for the people
having to walk or jitney down tar
But something slipped. And it
slipped good and plenty. The public
refused to fall for the traction bosses'
game. Even in spite of the way news
was colored to make things favorable
to the bosses, the car men have got
the drop.
It is always a great move when the
bosses can lay their plans to make
the public sore at having to walk.
When the public does get sore the
street car men usually come in for
all the blame. It is their fault, ac
cording to thought, that the popula
tion is so put' out The bosses are
not at all to blame.
But nothing like that this time.
The very common impression
around town is that everybody is
more than pleased with the way they
are getting home in the present tie
up. It is not an ignorant people that
are taking the steamroads, the jitney
bus or the truck home at quitting
time, The7 haconiejtp jfee.conglu,-
sion that the street car men certain
ly have got coming to them just what
they are asking for.
In polite language the public has
told the traction bosses to go to war.
And we all know what Sherman said
war was.
seeing the Boston National league
aggregation of baseball players in.
action one would think that the Stafl
ings' crew shot their supply of ginger
and spirit last season.
The team as it has played the na
tional game in Chicago on this trip is
a misfit in any league. Their's is not
a baseball game. It is merely an umpire-baiting,
scrapping, wrangling
and snarling contest. And the Bos
ton crew has won that contest on.
every occasion.
Johnny Evers, who has been a fav
orite on the West Side for years, fig
ured wrong when he thought the
crowd would stick by him no matter
what he tried to pull off. Tuesday
the Cub fans lit into Elvers. From the
crowd standpoint he was a crab and
a sorehead in every sense of the
word. The little second baseman
snapped something at Umpire Quig
ley practically every time a close de
cision was given.
When Evers starts that sort of
work the whole team follows suit.
As a result, in Sunday's game every
man on the Boston team except the
nine in the game was ordered to the
clubhouse. Tuesday the same thing
The ousted players kidded the um
pire and delayed the game several
minutes while they were loitering
their way to the clubohuse.
That isn't what fans pay money to
see. They want baseball not
wrangling, scrapping, snarling and
Quigley should be recommended
for his action in ordering the men off
the field. His case was like dealing
with a bunch of babies. It doesn't
look-good to fans, . , ,

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