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GIVE THE PROGRESSIVES A SQUARE DEAL
The machine politicians have finally hit upon a scheme by which
they hope to prevent Progressives from electing a state and county,
Gov, Deneen and the newspaper and political bosses back of
him now want the attorney general to decide that The Bull Moosers
have no right to have a circle at the head of their ticket in. Illinois.
If these scheme works, a dyed-in-the-wool Republican who
wants to vote the party ticket can put an X in the circle under the,
eagle and let 'er go at that. And the Democrat who takes his pol
itics straight can do 'the same thing by marking his X under the
4 But they want to force every Progressive to put an X in frontt
of every candidate o;i the ticket. They hope Progressive voters
will get tired and refuse to do all that wotk.
" But politicians are generally blind and foolish. Instead of
making fewer Progressives, that kind pf dirty politics will only make
more, for it will not make a hit with any decent man, whether he iss
a Democrat or a Republican.
The people themselves believe in a square deal. lia irtajorityr
of the voters of Illinois want to vote the Bull Moose ticket they have
a right to vote it, and every honest Republican or,Democrat will feel
that resorting to technicalities to defeat a people's movement is
mighty poor politics. . - i
Very likely the newspaper bosses who helped stir up the Built
Moose movement in the hope that it would help their governor,
Deneen, are a party to this dirty politics. But it won't help Deneeni
eyen if it works; for if" Denefen's administration cheats, the Progress
sives out of their votes, Dunne will be the beneficiary; andthe news
paper bosses probably can't control Dtinne any more' than-they can.T
Funk. ( "
As the Democratic candidate for governor, and as alfair-mindedr
citizen,' Judge Dunne ought tdj protest against any such politics.
.He can afford to take his chances in a square deal.
Slipped One Over.
Here's an instance where a Sal
vation Army "lassie" scored off a
x(Dtr 'you really believe," he
aslced, "that Jonah spent three
days and nights in the belly f a
,rI dont know' replied the
lady of the poke bonnet: "I'll ask
him when I get to heaven." '
, "But supposing he isn't there?"
"Then you can ask him." '
If a Chinese sailor .rescues a
drowning man he is bound by
Chinese law to keep him and feed
hinvfor the rest of his life.