to meet in Chicago, Aug. 3.
The purpose of this convention,
according to the call, will be to
elect Illinois delegates to the
Roosevelt national convention
and presidential electors.
Sounds like the Trib was really
playing the progressive game,
doesn't it? Until you examine
the call for that state convention
a little closer.
The state convention is to nom
inate national deelgates and
electors, but IS NOT to nominate
a state ticket.
Thus leaving Charles Tribune
Deneen as the whole Republican
convention in Illinois.
For the county and ward con
ventions to elect delegates to the
state convention will be held July
27, and Medill McCormick will do
most of the holding of those con
ventions. Far be it from any mere citizen
to hint that Medill and Deneen
between them might pack these
county and ward conyentions
against a third state ticket 'propo
sition. But some people don't
mind saying it all the same.
The first person to say it and
to refuse to sign the state conven
tion call was Charles E. Merriam.
The people of Chicago have
been told about 16 million times
that Merriam is a schoolmaster
and doesn't know anything about
Maybe Merriam does, and may-
be Merriam doesn't. But after
yesterday's conference jockeyed
. the progressive state ticket out of
existence Merriam promptly
withdrew from' the conference.
Anyway, it's a bad year to say
a schoolmaster can't play politics.
Ask Boss'Murphy of Tammany
Hall, N'Yawk, if it isn'fe
HE WAS WISE,
ef. p I
Society Leader I am very,
averse to having my name in the
Reporter Oh, certainjy. Now
one more matter can you let me
have yourT picture to use with it?
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Little "Willie's sister was being
baptized. -Everything went well
until Willie happened to catch a
glimpse of the water in the font,
when he peered about anxiously
and finally exclaimed in a" piping
voice, audible to the whole con
gregation:'. "WheVeTs the soap?"
London contains more Scots
men than Aberdeen, more Irish
men than Dublin, morVJews than
Palestine, and more Roman Cath
olics than Rome
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