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PEACE PIPE DREAM
, That peace conference in Lon
don between the Turks and the
Balkan allies won't be one-two-three
when Leasing Rosenthal,
president of the Municipal Vot
ers' League, pulls off his battle
royal for Chicago political peace
at the La Salle Hotel next Satur
What Rosenthal wants is peace
and a whole lot of it. He wants
non-partisan city elections in
Chicago, and wants 'em nect
He wants the pary circle or
hoop rolled clear off the ballot
and candidates for city jobs nom
inated by petition.
Nice dream all right, but who
do you think he has invited to the
Well here are the peace dele
gates: Gov.-elect Dunne, Mayor
v Harrison, Roger Sullivan, Wm.
L. O'Connell, Chas. E. Merriam,
Roy West, Harold Ickes and An
dy Lawrence ,the elephant, the
donkey and the bull moose. '
After filling their little tum
mies with good things to eat and
drink, and also some of the
Christmas spirit, Santa Claus
Rosenthal will get his reform
program off his chest?" Then the
,. It has not been decided wheth
er the peace battle royal will, be
held under Marquis of Queens
berry or London prize ring rules.
Thf Dav Rook siiprprect Tapir
Johnson fof referee, 1
OUR CON MEN WERE WISE
New York, Dec. 27. The New
York ticket speculators are wear
ing crape and looks of deep gloom
They have just got wise to the
Chicago graft and realized how
their brother scalpers of Chicago
put it over on them by getting
reservations on the best seats in
the big restaurants for New
No New York scalper ever
thought of this, and now it is too
late, since nearly all the desirable
table reservations in Broadway's
cafes are taken.
"Gee!" yelped one of the most
notorious scalpers of the. White
Light district. "Why didn't I
think of this? What a roll I could
ha' made. I've certainly go.t to
hand it to those Chicago guys."
THE GOV. AND THE SHARK
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 27. Gov.
Aldrich is in a peeved frame of
mind, and has served notice on all
loan sharks that he will ask the
legislature to pass a bill driving
them out of business.
The governor began his' cam
paign personally yesterday by
threatening to put at least one
loan shark out of business by
force of arms.
The shark went to the gov
ernor and asked him to compel a
state employe to pay exorbitant
interest on a loan.
The governor gave the shark
the choice of leaving his office in
a hurry or being thrown out. The
shark was not thrown out.