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, MERELY .COMMENT
The Chicago Telephone Co. is in
again with a squeal.
Doesn't want board of review to
raise the tax assessment.
Reason given is"depreciation of
We smell a mouse. Or maybe it is
Incidentally, we know why we have
had to call half a dozen times lately
to get the right number.
Must be that "depreciation of equip
ment" means "depreciation of serv
ice." The Rookies are still rookieing at
Those blamed Washington players
should be arrested for either indecent
actions or robbery.
They went down into our Sox Tues
day and took seven runs.
Dumba has dragged Arthur Meeker
Into the messpooL
Meeker's denial of Dumba's charg
es indicates that Dumba cannot make
Jersey judge fined woman $5 and
costs for picking apples on Sunday.
Said it was desecration of day.
Ho, hum! Better send him to Chi
cago. Judges here rule that girls
have gotta desecrate Sunday by
working. Won't let 'em fight for six
And, gosh! We picked our teeth on
the last Sabbath. Please don't tell
The Trib editorial page is dead; no
one reads it now, you know.
"Dear B. L. T." is on a vacation.
The Trib looks like the American
would without Abe Kabible, Polly and
Her Pals and Willum Rand. Hearst
The son of the world's greatest
money bags visited Colorado.
"Mr- Rockefeller was the most
popular man at the table," says the
Trib this morning.
Wonder what the miners would say
to that those who lost wives and
Jiabies by fire and bullets,
Have you a tear for this Newell
He "invested" $1,800,000 for some
of his flock.
Said Rockefeller was the greatest
man in America.
Sat in Brooklyn in the chair which
Henry Ward Beecher and Lyman Ab
bott preached into history.
And wrote a story blaming the
miners for Ludlow with its burned
dead babies; whitewashed "John D."
Now he admits lining up with big
business. And losing two million.
ANTHONY COMSTOCK. NOTED
New York, Sept 22. Anthony
Comstock, known the world 'over as
a purist in his crusade against books,
pictures and plays, and secretary of
the Society for the Suppression of
Vice, died of pneumonia last night at
the age of 71.
The illness was brought on by
overwork and over-excitement in his
fight to retain his position as postof
fice inspector, which he had held
since his appointment by President
Grant in 1873. He also made a stren
uous fizht to convict William Sanger
Lof violating the criminal code in giv-
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tion," written by Mrs. Sanger, and
succeeded in having Sanger fined
Up to 1914 Anthony Comstock had
caused the arraignment in state and
federal courts of 3,697 persons, of
whom 2,740 pleaded guilty or were
convicted. Pines were imposed to the
extent of $327,134.30, and imprison
ment to the total of 565 years 11
months and 20 days.
His critiscism of "September
Morn" made the picture famous, and
the fact that blanks occur in the
translated pages of Zola and "Bo
caccio" is due to him. During the 43
years of his censorship there was
much difference of opinion as to what
constituted ttie dividing line between