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I TODAY'S ODD NEWS
Fernborough, Eng. Prince of
Wales made half-hour's flight in air
ship Beta here. Tried to keep flight
secret because Queen Mary might
London. "American spoken here"
sign in window of one of biggest
Oxford street stores.
Winsted, Conn. Mrs. Louis B.
Murphy missed loaf from table; look
ed out window and saw three squir
rels lugging it up hill.
Junction City, Kan. Mule owned
by P. H. Smith walked from stable
to blacksmith shop and had nail re
moved from its foot, drawing atten
tion of blacksmith to nail by holding
up foot. Nail out; went home.
Paris. Geo. Hamlin, grand opera
tenor, told Parisians today that Chi
cago had most beautiful grand opera
chorus girls in world.
New York. National Ladies' Tail
ors' and Dressmakers' Association
has decided that Chicago women's
gowns shall have pistol pockets in
Washington. All Secretary to
President Tumulty's seven children
have the mumps. President and Tu
multy taking vinegar every morning.
London. Mrs. Ava Willing Astor is
against turkey trot and tango; turned
one young man out of her home for
BIG BAIT SMALL FISH
A fellow would-be traveler was
amazed at seeing an Irishman busily
employed poking a five-dollar note
through a crack in the boarding
which formed the wayside railway
station platform. -
"What under the sun are you do
ing that for?" he asked.
"Why, y'see, sir," replied the Irish
man, without raising an eye from his
work, "a minute ago Oi dhropped a
penny through this crack, an' now
Oi'm pushing a foiver through so's
to make it wort' me while to pull
up the board and get th' penny!"
A. F. OF L. PLANS TO ORGANIZE
R. T. CRANE CO. EMPLOYES
The American Federation of Labor
has begun a campaign to organize
the plants of the R. T. Crane Co.
Messages in eighteen languages
are being circulated among the
thousands of Crane employes, and
preparations are being made for a
series of meetings at which the gospel
of unionism will be preached.
On account of the well-known pro
gressive principles of Charles R,
Crane, head of the company, no op
position to the organization of the
men is expected.
Yet, strangely, opposition to the
efforts of organizers seems to have
come from some officials of the com
pany, but probably this is because
Charles R. Crane didn't know any
thing about it
The main plant of the Crane Com
pany is at Twelfth and Canal streets.
When Jones was poor and walked the
He'd swear at autos that he'd meet
And always shout, too, without fall,
"Those people should be put in jaiL"
But when a 'fortune came his way
Jones bought an auto big and gay
And now he swears at people who
Dare walk upon the avenue.
When auto fever strikes one's bones
One always feels the same as Jones.
For Chicago and vicinity; contin
ued warm and generally fair tonight
and Saturday; moderate tfl brisk