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human heart until some trivial thing
makes the pressure too great and
then it breaks with gigantic force.
Mary began to cry, not the easy
tears of women, but sobs that came
in hard, choked sounds, guttural and
"Is you crying because I wants to
play," the baby asked.
Mary caught her in her arms and
held her very tight, but the child did
not mind, she just put her little arms
about Mary's neck and murmured lit
tle love things in Mary's ear.
And it was then that the baby's
mother, who had been hunting the
child, heard her little voice and en
tered the room. And Mary had open
ed her heart, so the story poured
itself out, even to the bottle with the
The baby's mother was as tender
as the baby. "You poor girl," she said
gently. "Does just a baby's loving
you make you hke that? Why, you
can share her with me. I'm sure she
will bring you luck. Let me help you
out until you get that position that
you're sure to get, and tonight well,
tonight the baby can sleep with you."
And the bottle filled with the brown
liquid was thrown away, while a
"crabbed old maid," with a baby face
pressed close to her own, planned a
new future of courage.
Had you noticed that all this hol
lering about a "crime trust" came
about the time gross frauds were be
ing discovered in the election of a
state's attorney last year?
What's the idea? To make peo
ple forget all about what the Cunnea
Hoyne recount shows?
Now watch the game, and see how
Hearst "gets" some of the police of
ficials he's after and plants his own
pets in important jobs.
Keep your eye on Paddy Lavin, the
If John D. Rockefeller, Jr., will
help fight for a living wage for Amer-
lean working women, well forgive
him some of his millions.
It would be a mistake for the legis
lature to take control of the pension
fund away from the school teachers'
and turn it over to school-board
Cut out that "first lady of the land"
stuff. There's more dignity in "Mrs.
Woodrow Wilson," who's a real wo
man, and doing good in her own way.,
A woman's position in a republic is
not made by her husband's title, but
by what she is and does herself.
John McGillen will oppose non
partisan election bill for Chicago.
Says those who favor it are leather-
heads and reformers who want to re
form everything but themselves.
Don't call names, John.
Sons of American Revolution met
last night to feel good over what their
ancestors were and did. They will be
judged by others, however, by what
they are and do themselves.
The charges of election frauds in
the election of state's attorney are
grave enough to warrant investiga
tion by a- special grand jury and a
special state's attorney. That land
of crime is fully as vicious as thiev
ing by clairvoyants and jackrollers.
Robbing thousands of honest citi
zens of their votes is n$. trifling mat
ter. It involves the most vital prin
ciple of government in a democracy.
Nobody accuses State's Attorney
Hoyne of any connection with the
charges of fraud, and we see no rea
son why he should object to a thor
ough, impartial investigation.
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A schoolmaster in a certain coun
try school who happened to have red
hair was giving an ohject-lesson to
his class on a nut In describing
the difference between a hazel-nut
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view, asiung: "wnat mna or nut is
this?" at the same time putting his
pencil to his head while waiting for
an answer. Suddenly there came tho
reply: HA monkey-nut, sir!"