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"Luther's a fine boy, but he
hasn't won a decision over his
dad, and he won't until he be
comes of age next March.
"I've only one regret," and the
giant's eyes were suspiciously
moist, "and that is that Luther's
mother didn't live to see him
Luther's mother weighed 200
and was six feet in height.
Until she retired recently, Mc
Carty's sister, who lives at Boise,
la., was known in vaudeville as
Hazel Kirkman, world's cham
pion woman bag puncher.
Luther McCarty was married
at 16 to Miss Rhoda Wright, 19,
A daughter, Cornelia, aged 20
months, is their only child. Mrs.
McCarty is the daughter of Theo
dore Wright, a prosperous farm
er residing several miles north
east of this place.
HALOES FOR ED WRIGHT
President Ed Wright of the Il
linois Federation of Labor is hav
ing a few hand-painted halqes
placed on his alabaster brow by
trust newspapers because he
fought John Fitzpatrick and Ed
Nockels at the meeting of the
Chicago Federation of Labor and
opposed standing by the convict
ed ironworkers for fear it would
"injure the cause of labor."
Mr. Wright is a charming gen
tleman and a decidedly inoffen
sive labor leader, but he will find
it tough work standing well with
the labor-crushing ' newspaper
publishers and the rank and file
of labor at the same time.
Anv labor leader who coura
geously urges his fellow trades
unionists to be mollycoddles and
turn the other cheek after getting
a swift kick will have no trouble
being a hero in the eyes of all em
ployers who love organized labor
when it's chloroformed.
The kind of labor leader the
labor-crushers like is one who will
obey the order given the girl in
the old song:
"Mother, may I go out to swim?"
"Yes, my dearest daughter.
Hang your clothes on a hickory '
But don't go near the water."
It's all tommyrot to say that '
because organized labor stands by
the ironworkers, who were rail
roaded to Leavenworth, labor en
dorses the blowing up of the Los
Angeles Times building.
There are men in this country
who would like to send to the
penitentiary every workingman
who contributed to the McNa
mara defense fund, notwithstand
ing the fact that in this country
every man is presumed to be inno
cent until he is proven guilty;
and the money was raised before
We move that the editorials ha
loing Wright be read aloud at the
next meeting of the Chicago Fed
eration of Labor.
Probably the most desolate
spot in the world inhabited by
white men is the lighthouse main
tained by the Argentine govern
ment at Cape Horn. This is
claimed to be the southernmost
lighthouse in the world.