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can handle the Democratic party and a Democratic, congress, an(f
prevent Wilson from accomplishing much.
It isn't Teddy alone the interests fear it is the party, the plat
form and the progressive spirit and movement back of him. '
They fear that a party made up of such men and women as
follow the leadership of those we have already mentioned, might
actuallyjmt humanity above the dollar, and iun the government for
the benefit of the men, women and children who make up this great
And of course they fear a pair of fighting progressives like
Teddy Roosevelt and Hiram Johnson. .,
.The Day Book" doesn't care a whoop for political parties. Up
to date they, have been very much alike, and that was pretty rotten,
thank ydu. Jut we do care something about what kind of a coun
try this is going to be, and we welcome to the political folfi the new
Progressive party, singing "Onward Christian Soldier," arid pledg- .
ing the honor of the good men and women in it to make government
something the common people can have reason to respect and love
because it is interested in them.
No man should feel that he belongs to any political party, un
less h,e feels that there is the most good iot him and" humanity in
that party. He should be a free, untrammled soul, own himself, see
what party offers the most good for the country, and then vote as he
darned pleases. T
Wilson, Taft and Teddy, and the parties .behind them, are now
on trial before the people. Look 'em all over and take your choice.
KILLED IN LOVEvAFFAIR?
Thomas Hanafin, saloonkeeper
at 1050 Ogden&venue, this mron
ing shot and killed Joseph De
vine, chauffeur, of 2032 West
The shooting occurred at 220
o'clock in the morning. Hanafin
gave himself up to the police im
mediately afterward. He says he
shot in self-defensel Devine had
been, thrown out of the saloon
several times during the night,
and Hanafin says that when he
came, out Devine was, laying for
Detectivesbvorking on the case
ave been told that Hanafin and
Devine did not quarrel over
drinks, as Hanafin says, but over
a woman. This has not been con
Although Hanafin says that he
only fired when Devine made a
motion as if to draw a revolver,'
there was no revolver found on
"I understand all the Brown
family suffer from dyspepsia,,"
said a man to a neighbor. "It's
queer that they should all have it, ,
isn't it?" .
"They haven't," rejoined the
other. "Brown's the one who has
it, but he makes all the lot suffer."