NIX ON THE HELLESPONT
; We don't claim to know a
rwhole lot about sultans, Helles-
.ponts or art, and we presume
Cartoonist McCutcheon is some
rcommonsoor on all three but
.we've got to land on that cartoon
In this morning's Tribune just
It is labelled "Swimming the
Hellespont." The chief figure is
'dressed up like a regular Turk
and is labelled "Sultan" just
like that and is standing on the
edge of a dock, evidently about to'
'jump into the Chicago river in
abroad daylight with all his
Various other leading citizens
have either beat the suit to it and
are in the water or in the air and
headed toward the sewer.
But that part of it is all right
from the artistic standpoint." It
is the central figure that bothers
us for, despite the perfect Turk
ish disguise, the uniform, the fez,
the belt and the "Sultan" label,,
we recognize in the disturbed
features of the face a perfectly
good likeness of the late Mr.
Yes, we' can even recognize
the water of the Chicago river.-
But why is Taft disguised as a
And why is he diving into the
Is he coming over to the West
Side? And if so why?
And why in thunder does Mc
Cutcheon call it the Hellespont?
Is it merely because he wants
to be the guy that gave the Hell
Anyhow, why can't they leave
our friend Taft alone with Ver
mont and Utah?
What the Hellespont got to do
with our politics anyway?
o o '
For Plant Lice.
Put the plants in a closet in
which there is nothing else and
set a pan on the floor, containing
bits of tobacco. Light the to
bacco and shut the closet tight,
for five or six hours. Soak the
earth in the pots with tobacco tea,
made by pouring boiling water
upon the tobacco stems and let
ting it cool. You can brush up
the tiny insects which will fall
off. ' To make sure they will not
come to life, burn them.
LOCAL DOINGS IN TABLOID FORM
Angie B. Floyd, 3749 S. Wa
bash av., fined $40 and costs for
biting finger of Polic&na'n Wm.
Duenwerth, S. P. police station.
Finger will have to be amputated.
Joseph Traub, 72, 1449 Larra
bee st., attempted suicide in front
of 1601 N. Halsted St., by cutting
arteries in both wrists. May die.
$2,000 loss in fire in Bush Tem
ple bldg., JN. Clark st. and W. $
Mrs. Mary Leonard, 35, 230 S.
Green st, found dead in bed.
Mrs. Alec Tweedie London
traveler, artist and authdr, is vas
iting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Francis Walker, 5222 Lexington
av. She says Chicago women are
up to date in fashion.
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