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If the action of the newspaper
trust in this case is not criminal
restraint of trade, we don't know
what to call it. But it also is
something worse. It is criminal
restraint of manhood.
The boy's father, William G.
Long, 451 North Pine avenue,
was a pressman for the Record
Herald before the lockout. He
has been told that he may get his
job back in the spring "if he be
haves himself meanwhile."
Just now Long, Sr., is work
ing at any old thing he can, and
the family's revenue has been cut
$30 a month by Chicago's pet
and most flourishing trust.
BAFFLING THE AGENT
A persistent insurance agent
had long been pestering a certain
engineer to take out a policy on
his life. Meeting with little suc
cess, he called at the works where
the man was employed and en
deavored to work on his fears.
"Now, look here," said the
agent, pointing to a couple of
huge boilers close at hand. "If
they were to explode where
would you be?"
"There's no knowin'," was the
reply. "I might be anywhere at
the time safe in bed for choice !"
"Yes, yes," said the agent, "but
that isn't what I mean. If they
were to blow up now at this
identical moment "
"Well, in that case." replied
the other quietly. "I reckon me
and you would finish our little ar
gument up in the clouds !"
Then the agent gave it up.
BtTS OF NEWS
Minneapolis. Policemen Ro-
dien and Thompson called to
home of Mrs. T. C. Hanscom and
told her to watch for Clinton
Smith, who 'phoned that he was
going to kill Mrs. Hanscom. He
entered and killed the woman
while they were Standing outside.
Now they have to explain. He
Aurora, 111. E. Olson, 40, shot
and killed his wife, then himself.
Burlington, la. Three men
seriously injured, two holes torn
m roof and hundreds of windows
broken in local roundhouse when
big air compressor exploded to
day. Detroit, Mich. John Fritz, 52,
frozen to death. Wm. Kain, 33,
found with two legs frozen. Both
amputated. Weather is 2 below
Pittsburg. "Charlie" Powers,
sport writer, old-time baseball
pitcher and founder of Newcastle
Daily Record, died here today.
C. A. Dovey, 6333 Madison St.,
painter, fell from a ladder while
painting drop curtain in theater
3565 Fullerton av. Seriously in
jured. Mounted Policeman Lee slight
ly hurt when he was dragged by
runaway horse of C. Ickes' butch
er shop, 648 Wells St., late today.
Sacramento minister boasts :
"You can hear a pin drop when I
pray." But can you hear a sinner
drop, doctor? Praying the pins
off V'-n isn't much progress