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How had thrown a bombshell.'
In the end, however, .an ar
rangement was come to. How's
resignation was accepted. H.-1I.
. Woodward, "of Chicago and the
brakebeams" was elected presi
dent of the association for one
The hoboes then passed on to a
consideration of measures now
before the government. They
unanimously declared in favor of
government ownrship of rail
roads. As one delegate put it:
"If the government owned the
railroads, the brakemen would be
government officials, wouldn't
they? They would. And who
ever saw a government official
whq wasn't too hog-lazy to take
the trouble to ' r forcibly eject
a gentleman wayfarer? Answer
, me that?"
Nobody answered him, and,
as has been said, the resolution
favoring government ownership
Then the Aldrich Central Bank
plan was taken up. At the mere
mention of the words 'Central
Bank' gloom settled upon the del
egates. "What is all this talk about a
r Central Bank?" demanded a dele
gate excitedly. "What is it ? Aint
it bad enough to have the money
all corralled in little banks, that
have vaults that only an ex
pert" The chair hammered for order.
"Suggestions such as that con
tainedin the delegates' remarks
will not be entertained by this
body," said the chair.
The speech had its effect, How
ever. The Aldfich bank plan
was condemned in unmeasured
Shortly after this a solmen
faced delegate, whose whiskers
were only of 'about four days
growth, arose and asked for, rec
ognition. It was given him.
"Now in the mattre of work"
began the delegate. Then he had
to stop. A number of the dele
gates were getting under the
seats, and otherwise causing con
fusion. The fchair finally restored or
der. The solemn faced delegate
buttoned up his coat as if he
"I know," he said, "that to a
certain number of our brothers,
work is regarded as the primary
curse of man.
"To go back to the days of the
Garden of Eden ."
Miss Clara Harvey, of St. Louis,
the onl woman delegate to the
convention, here interrupted to
remark that the convention would
NOT go back to the days of the
Garden of Eden.
"In a manner of speaking, was
all I meant," said the solemn fac
ed delegate. "What I was going
to say was that in those days
there was no work, and " here
he glanced balefully at Miss Har
vey "if it hadn't been for woman
there never would have been any
Cries of "ungallant!" "throw
him out !" interrupted the speaker
at this point, but he struggled
"What I want to suggest is," he
'W'lri'' ?" 'J'lli'y' .A .