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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 12, 1913, Image 14

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newest attachment, the roneophone?
What can he do when a detective
sets a phonograph going and it re
peats to him the words that will send
him to his doom?
You see what he-will do in "The
Argyle Case," a crime play in whose
authorship Burns figures as a co
laborator and which has scored one
of the season's longest runs.
You see Robert Hflliard as Asche
Kayton, the detective, read to Al
phonz Ethier, as Hurley, the coun
terfeiter and murderer, the notes of
a conversation that spell Hurley's
fate. They were recorded by means
of a dictograph. You Tiear Hurley
laugh scornfully.
"You think you can bluff me "with
a framed-up think like that?" he
scoffs at the detective. "Do you ex
pect anybody to believe it? I don't."
"Well," replies Kayton, "perhaps
you will believe your own voice if
you happen to" hear that"
He places on the phonograph the
record that the roneopnone has
made. Hurley collapses. His eye
balls bulge; he throws trembling
hands before his face, to shut out his
own fatal utterances, voiced in his
own tones.
He is through. He is led out of
the room, a tottering wreck, know
ing that no defense remains.
The roneophone, one day, must
spell doom for some real criminal, as
for this miscreant of the mimic
world. And for another and others.
What a spectacle, some day, in
some court, when the most gripping
scene presented on the New York
stage this season is repeated, with a
real criminal as the appalled listener
and a real gallows tree looming dark
in his thoughts!
At a meeting at which Bishop Wil
berforce presided a man, whose name
was on the list of speakers, said to
the bishop: "I need not speak; I
don't think they expect me." "To
be sure they do," said Wilberforce.
"Don't you see they are all going?"
MERELY COMMENT
It's all yours, ladies, help yourself!
According to the Examiner it and
it alone secured votes for the- women
of Illinois,
Believing which, of course, the Ex
aminer expects to use said votes.
Which leads us to the conclusion
that the Examiner is in for a violent
shock.
One way of committing suicide is
to allow yourself to, be appointed
grand vizier of Turkey. ' n
One use we might put our school
board to is to hold.it up as a bad ex
ample to other cities.
As rulers of an Arnerican common
wealth, the West Virginia Tnilitary
commission is composed of excellent
tyrants. -
' Andy'Lawrence appears to be giv
ing up hisJife. to filing libel suits.
Bryan1 apparently wants only grape
Jtifcis fiends in the diplomatic service.
If Paterson, N. J., never has an
other triumph1, it at least can claim
the distinction of introducing the
hunger strike to America.
"Child born in absence of par
ents." Bucyrus (Ohio) Telegraph
Must have been in An orphan asy
lum. The legislators do not appear to
think that Chicago is big enough or
old enough to look after itself.
Possibly the legislators were re
flecting on their own sad case when
they killed the home rule bill.
But, of course, ihe legislators may -merely
have been indulging in their
favorite amusement of whipsawing
the administration.
Wouldn't it be a good idea for some
member of the county board to ac
cuse another member?
Or for a member of the school
board to hint that another .member
is a grafter? "
Or for Andy Lawrence to filea few
more libel suits? w
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A stone house is not so durable as
one of brick.
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