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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 16, 1913, NOON EDITION, Image 5',
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Yes, Kansas is a dry state in
.more ways than one.
First they shut out the booze. Now
they are shy of water.
And since they got the vote in Illi
nois, some of the women have organ
ized as wets and the anti-saloon
league is now organizing a bunch of
When voters divide off as wets and
drys, they seem to lose sight of every
thing in poditics but the booze ques
tion. If there's anything in evolution,
.the transparent skirt is but one step.
When the last step is taken it will be
all off with the skirt
Then it will be dead easy to dance
In these days of woman's rights,
who shall say that one of these rights
shall not be emancipation from the
skirty fetters to her lovely limbs?
Isn't it funny, though, that the
average man likes to see dress, re
form of this kind on every woman
but his own?
Those big newspaper publishers go
after each other like hyenas. Regular
And it's all a fight for circulation,
advertising and the special privilege
of running the city of Chicago.
Lawrence has made a miserable
mess of the city administration, but
we'd just as soon have him as Keeley
But we'd a darned sight rather not
have any of 'em. In fact, we're get
ting tired of the whole pesky bunch.
All the same the scrap is educa
tional. It is- opening the eyes of the
people to the kind of men we have
running our big newspapers, and try
ing to tell everybody where to get off.
By the way, Keeley and Lawrence
are jtwo of the highly moral and
eminently respectable citizens who
went after Lorimer and "got" him.
Those election fraud indictments
showing that Democratic and Repub
lican election officials worked to-
people And things
gether to change ballots to help
Hoyne, Bartzen and Cermak show
the bunk of party politics.
But it's so all over. There are gen
erally two wings to a city machine,
one Republican and the other Demo
cratic. But they flap together.
What's it worth to vote if some
ward heelers can change your vote
after you cast it?
Sulzer may be Tammany's finish
as well as his own. But Sulzer is be
ing punished for trying to be on the
Don't YOU think those big news
paper publishers ought, to reform
their own morals before trying to re
In one respect reform .is' like char
ity it should begin at home.
Arresting wbrkingmen and throw
ing them in jail for making speeches
or criticizing policemen will help
make jails respectable.
For by and by folks will begin to
see that there is no disgrace in going
to jail if you are innocdht of wrong
doing. The disgrace is (in the stupid
officials who put you there.
And on society that stands such
officials and such abuse of justice.
All of us are guilty when the law is
permitted to mean injustice.
Some day policemen will be hon
ored and respected citizens because
they will be friends and protectors of
the common people, instead of their
oppressors to please the privileged
and criminal few.
Wonder if Hearst ever gets tired
of 'em kickin' his Chicago dawg
Jim Patten, Chicago's biggest
gambler, is said to have bought over
a million bushels of corn when the
drought started and is holding it for
a big rise.
Gambler Patten has made millions
gambling in the necessaries of life.
But his gambling joint, the Chicago
Board of Trade, has never been