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We are always kicking about our
And wishing for rest from toil,
Merchant ami banker, carpenter,
The workers of sea or soil;
We long to idle and faze arotind
As "people of leisure'' do ;
We" weary, we say, of the same
And hanker for something new.
And yet, If you took our work
And told us to rest at ease,
We'd pine for the glad old work
When we were busy as bees,
We'd twiddle our thumbs and
yawn and squirm,
And life would be Just a bore,
And" we'd long for the end of our
And the grind of a job once
A $250,000 BLAZE
Fire which destroyed the three
story brick factory of the Stand
ard Glass Co., 2343-49 LaSalle
street, early today, threatened for
a time to wipe out the entire
block adjoining the building in
eluding several large factories.
-Several firemen had narrow es
capes from death. The damage
to the glass company Wa"s $250,
000. Heat from burning paint and
oil in the building made it impos
sible for firemen td approach close-
enough to fight the flames effect
ively. Tons of mirrors on the
third floor crashed through to the
basement when the floor gave ,
Firemen concentrated their ef-
forts on saving the surrounding
property, and the fire was gotten -under
control after a four-hour
fight. t I
Many residents of the west side1
of LaSalle street moved their
furniture to the street, fearing
their homes would be destroyed.
. VERDICT SATURDAY
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 24.
The defense in the dynamite con- -spiracy
trial closed today at 12 :30,
when Senator Kern of Indiana
ended "his address to the jury.
District Attorney Charles Mil
ler will make a 15-hour closing
speech for the government, after
which Judge Anderson will de-
liver his charge to the jury. A
verdict is expected by Saturday
Senator Kern branded the gov
ernment's case against the de.-'
fendants as too circumstantial td
warrant a conviction and bitterly
assailed Ortie McManigal, upon
whose confessions the prosecu
tions are based. "
McMariigal's" confession he
classed as a "remarkable piece 6F
fiction" which was uncorroborat-'
ed. The defendantsr if they were
guilty, would have destroyed the-'
alleged evidence, argued the sen
ator. " N "
When does a man resemble an
oak? When growing a-corn.