[EDITOR'S NOTE: The author of this item is unknown.]
A BAD NAME
Alas! the old proverb, "Give a dog a bad name and you might as well hang him," is being verified. The reporters of the press generally, since "Mark Twain" commenced pitching into the police, have followed suit. Even the Call now sneers at the police; the Flag is going in with a will, and -- the Alta still believes the police force to be a glorious army of incorruptible men. The last fact will damage the police more than the combined attacks of "Mark Twain," the little Call and the Flag. These only give the police fits, but the Alta gives them Fitz (Smythe).
[transcribed from microfilm]
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