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The Illinois house of represent
atives has the cutest way of sur
prising the newspapers that tell it
what it "must" do.
Florence Zuckleman says a
New York cop has as much power
as the Czar of Russia. Come on
to Chicago, Florence they're
puffick ladies here.
Every time we settle back with
a sigh and decide that at last life
is to become a peaceful dream,
the Guggenheim divorce case and
Harry K. Thaw horn into the
limelight, and the dream is
"We find a small fraction of the
local Democracy, while person
ally well disposed, cannot join an
honest effort for harmony be
cause Hearst won't let them."
Someone ought to take that
Guggenheim case and .hang it up
in the fumigating room of the iso
lation hospital. As for Thaw
This is Illinois. Illinois leads
every state in the Union in the
number of divorces granted.
Cook county Democracy should
go to it
BlG TRAVELER TAFT
Washington, Feb. 22. When
President Taft returns from New
York tomorrow, after his last trip
as chief executive, he will have
set a record for presidential trav
eling that beats all his predeces
sors, and is liable to be unequaled
by future heads of the nation. He
will go down in history as the
"mos; traveled president," in ad
dition to the few other titles given
him by Theodore Roosevelt.
Since March 4, 1909, including
the present New York trip, the
president will have traveled 114,
479 miles, which he made in 105
separate trips. If he traveled in
a continuous line he would have
circled the globe four and a half
Among these jaunts are two
transcqntinental trips, one Of
them covering 15,077 miles, and
two visits to the Panama canal.
Most of these trips have been
made on a special car attached to
regular trains. His appropriation
of $25,000 for traveling expenses
has been spfn't every year, and the
president has been forced to cut
into his private funds.
One of the journeys, most ap
proved by the people of the U. S.
will be the one he takes March 4,
next, from Washington to Cin
cinnati. It will only be a little
over 500 miles, but will create
o o I
Emmett Roland, chauffeur of
the auto bandit gang of three ar-
rested at Morris, 111., was identi-
fied today as the mysterious man r
seen hanging around the Mc- '
Vicker's building shortly before
the murder of J. H. Logue, the i
diamond mercahnt. The identi-
fication was made by the office
boy of the murdered man, Steph- J
Old Gentleman I'm afraid
this place doesn't agree with me. '
I've scarcely eaten anything since J
I've been here. Polite Youth
Well, that's all right you came ;
for a rest, didn't you?