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- MEMORIAL SERVICES HELD BY
HOBOES A BIG SUCCESS
f Reported by A. H. Teffre.
The memorial services held yes
terday by the members of. Chicago
Local No. 2, International Itinerant
Workers' Union, on the grounds of
Potter's Field at Dunning, were at
tended by a large number of the
members and their friends from all
parts of the city. '
The inspirational influence of the
unique service, the mute appeal from
that city of thousands of unknown
dead, and every unmarked mound,
impressed the lesson upon all ob
servers and inspired th& several
speakers to moral protest against
that boasted civilization which has
utterly forgotten the Golden Rule in
the mad rushand competition for
materia pleasures and vanities. In
that environment tf thousaSds of
dead, the -human waste and driftwood
carelessly thrust into this public
. dump from thet vorkshop of a great
citjv lies an indictment againstf our
boasted "cine, pride." and "justice"
which dwindles the 'magnificent"
skyscrapers, "public, charities" and
"city beautiful" into grim prisons,
public shame, and places of horror.
The details of the ceremonies were
in charge of a committee which,
when the large number of graves was
noted, realized that it would require
the help of a small army to decorate,
the individual graves in the short j
space of one dayr They .thereupon
arranged the many contributions of
flowers In the -form df a large mound
on the grounds -and around this
mound the audience! gathered to
hear the speakers The presiding of
ficer was Locl Vice-Prefiijent Geo.
W. Perry. Opening Reading; of the
poem, "Written in RedhyDn J. H.
Greer; address by H. B. Greenwood
on "Unnecessary Potter's Fields;" by
B. W. Johnson, poem, -"The Proli
tare;" address by J. Nolen Harvey on
"fthe Living and the Dead;" closing
with Dr. J. H. Greer's poem, "The
End Is Near."
The committee extends thanks to
the several florists who so generous
ly donated the loads of flowers used.
The Department ofAgrfculture 13
experimenting to produce roosters
who would make a noiseless crow.
How about an experiment to pro
duce cats who would makea noise
less meow even it the experiment
only worked at night time.
St. Louis had a hot time celebrat
ing' Memorial day. Mercury jumped
After Monday 'twill be against the
law to serve free lunch with a
schooner of booze in Missouri.
Maybe that's what St Louis is hot
No wonder the' sun was kind of
shy today. This is Willum Rockefel
Very likely a search of State's At
torney (?) Hoyne's ofllce would dis
close quite a number of crime, trust
eggs waiting to be hatched a the
But if we had a noiseless Chicago,
what would we do with Hearst?
Every once in so oftdn King Al
fonso's press agent eggs him on to
do something that will get him on
the front pages.
"Where is the dignity of being
somebody's judge?" Examiner edi-
You can search us, but Kersten
might be able to tip you off.
Ten days of legislature left and
1,342 bills not acted on most of
them important -
Our idea of an elluvan effective
monkey wrench in the wheel of pro
gress is one of our legislatures.
Another of those funny little
"cults" discovered on the North Side."
Wonder "what there is abOut 'Chicago
air that they thrive so welT here.
First Doctor 1 operated on him for
appendicitis. Second Doctor What
was the matter with fljml,