!cow-towingto every uniform be
came fixed. "
And how" have those iqside the
uniforms- taken this idol worship ?
, Ask the creatures of the underr
world that must -buy the privi
lege to exist and ply their trade,
from some over-lord in uniform.
, Ask the prostitute who was in
troduced to shame and misery at
' som,e national guard encamp
ment hy a Khaki uniformed hero
of sham battles.
, Ask the grief stricken fathers
and mothers , of the young men
and wom'en whom the love and li
cense of uniforms debauched and
Ask the toiler whose request
for an honest living is met with
the club or bullet " of uniformed
authority. ' J
Ask the past what moral, rot
tenness has been hid under a
gau(Ty uniform and then pull off
the uniformof today and satisfy
yourself whether the hideous
thing it covers has grown any
prettier with time.
Of course the business man
who puts dollars above every
thing else sees even in vice, a
chance "to increase his pile and
objects if anyone tries tp crab
Witness the '"business men" of
the west side who yanted vice
let alone because it" helped busi
ness. What does he care how many
virtuous women or girls are led
astray by uniformed scoundrels
go iong as it isn't his sister, wife
cf-daughter that get's in bad.
.Organized r labor-of Rockford
proves itsfreedont when it de
cjines to tip its hat or bow the
knee to brass buttons and glit
tering braid and-asserts its in
dependence by bravely handing a
clout to uniformed license that
has disgraced and outraged every
community that served as its
FAMILY SCENT, MYSTERY
IN DEATH OF BAULER ?.
Aid. Herman J. Bauler of th
22d ward,- leader in the fight for
70-cent gas, jdjed suddenly at. hs
home this morning at. 6:50. .
Physicians who arrived after
hi"sdeath ascribe'dhis death 'ft
natural causes, but members, of
his "family are of the.opinion tha
he was poisoned either accident
ally, or intentionally. ,In suppbft
of the' latter contention, they cfte
z number of bitter political ene
mies he had made. n
The coroner will investigate.
Bauler's wife' says that at 3:30
a. m.'hewoke her1 and complained
of pains in his left side. She did
not think anything serious was
the matter with him. Aagin at
6:30 he awoke her, still -complaining
of the. tightness in Kis
side.. Dr. M. W. Samuete was
sent for; as was Mr. Bauler7s
mother. Mrs. Bauler, sr., arrived
at the house two minutes before
her son died, but the doctor di3
not reach the house"nntil 10 min
utes after the end.
Leo-nifein, a close political
and' personal friend of Baulr's
says he met Bsuler in a saloon on"
N. Glark 'street at 10 o'clock last
night.1 "Bauler had an appoint-
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