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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 21, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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f called, down. In taking their cars
through crowded sections of the city
j they have to save every possible sec
ond in making the crossings all the
1 time watching out to see that they
harm nobody. -. .
WE passengers can'help make the
service what it ought to be. And, in
this connection, I suggest to all team
sters that they, too, co-operate with
car men by not being slow to get off
the track and let a car get by. Teams
are not run on so close a schedule as
street cars- the car men are work
ingmen, just as the teamsters are
in fact, all of us are working men
and women.
So let's all help the car men to help
US get the best possible street rail
way service. Treat the conductor
and motorman as your friend and
brother. Treat them like human be
ings. Apply the Golden Rule. We'll
all feel better for it and we'll all profit
by it
And if you gejt hot under the col
lar and want to damn the company,
don't take it out on the conductor
or motorman. They'll do the best
they can if you meet them only half
way,
SHORT ONES
The Manchester Guardian declares
the British have lost the power to tell
the truth regarding the war. The
British may have lost it, but we see
( no evidence that any of the other
' countries have found it
This is the one time in the year
when the man with the receding chin
becomes an object of envy; roasting
ears fit that kind better.
There are two sides to all ques
tions. For instance, did you ever ask
a dentist about the fellow who says
he suffers in silence?
We are curious to know what the
lawyers will do now to keep the
Thaw money In circulation.
Hayti has to arise and have a lit
tie revolution just to prove it Is just
as civilized as Europe. j
THE PUBLIC FORUM
IWANTTOCOA-FISHIN'
By Roswell F. Connor
Gee, I want to go a-fishin',
But the "crick's" too muddy now.
I thought I'd go tomorrow,
But it won't clear up, I 'low.
It just keeps on raining, raining,
Will it never, never stop 7
But dad is not complainin',
Says it's good for our hay crop.
Gee, I'd like to go a-fishin'
In that big pond-lily hole.
I'd like to geel the tuggin'
Of a pick-erl on my pole.
The bullfrogs now are croakin'
Down In the pasture lot
We will get anuther soakin',
Fer it's muggy an' so hot.
And them mourning doves are
croonin',
In that dear old ilium tree.
They make me kinder lonesome
When they're all gone but Tige an'
me.
Gee, I want to go a-fishin',
If that crick will ever clear.
It keeps so gosh darn muddy,
The fish can't see or hear.
CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE. The
five lives that were sniffed out Sun
day afternoon at the Cornelia ave
nue beach were due to the awful in
difference it is criminal negligence?
of some one charged to protect and
administer that portion of the city's
playground. On a treacherous beach
no ropes, no life preservers, no signs
of any kind, save for two little boards
one-third of a mile out in the lake in
-deep water far beyond the area visit
ed by persons bathing in low water,
were provided to guard against acci
dents. The two or three guards
charged with the care of several
thousand people at this spot is laugh-;
ably inadequate protection agamsti
accidents. And that accidents do hap
pen nearly every day can be verified,
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