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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 24, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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of evidence against him , "which he
tries tQ explain away while one leelSj
he is waging a Ipsing battle, only to
discover that the" judge understands
these people .better, than the by
stander ajHthe boy is1 fined nominal
ly and promises to jieveragain use
scales that!are not tested and .sealed.
A scraR l hetween -two wqmen,
neighbors, Ofi, it sounds truly as ter
rible as the Mexican ijvar and yet it
Swindles -down to a slammed screen
door, and some- one slapped some-,.
one's face, iuthe telling of intakes
more thantiali. an hour.
Two patriarchs with flowing-
beards. Stop, "one patriarch "with a
flowing beard" and the other minus
"half of the beard and lookinsr as odd
and dejected 38 a rooster with part'
of his tail'ieathers gone.
What walsjt all about? Oh, very
little. One peddler who staked-a
claim in the Maxwell street market;
another peddler who staked the same
claim but added the weight of ten
cents paid to the marketman.
A fight between the sons, and a
tugging of beards by - the older
Vboys."
"Who has part of. this man's
beard?" demands the lawyer for him
of the plucked wTuskers? But the
riddle remains unsolved, only the
one with half of his hairy adornment
missing looks sadly at the judge, and
runs his hand regretfully over the
spot where white skin now shows in
stead of stiff hairs.
- But with the wisdom of Solomon,
Judge Fry untangles it all and finally
the combatants disappearrom the
courtroom.
A'man picked up intoxicated. He
is about 35, married and has one J
child. He earns 15 a week and he
admits that this wage doesn't really
warrant the luxury of intoxication,
-but he isn't ever going to do it again,
.nchit is the first time he has been
arrested, and so he goes away prom
ising to tell his wife the truth,
A man about 50 who gives his
tagonist, Frank Trevy. Killian has a
beaujiful face for an artjstY to ca"py.
It isso'expressive of suffering nobly
born and ofsweetness, but he sleeps
somewhere jn a barn and he gets
very drunk and challenges men to
"come out and beathim up' 'and
some of them, like Trevy, accommo
date Killian. "
In the past iKUian's very fine face
has probably influenced Judge Fry,
for the judge remembers: that many
times before he- has given -Killian an
other chance, and so this time he .
doesn't have any faith left in the
.straightforward eyes and the low
promises, and Killian is fined.
And so it goes. It is humanity in
its coat of many colors.' To the es
thetic, much of it would be disgust
ing and much of it in, bad odor, but
it is the "humanness" of humanity!
that makes it most lovable,
MEXICO WAS CIVILIZED 5,000
YEARS AGO . -
Mexico City, Mex., April 24. Mex
ico was civilized 5,000 years ago. No
Huerta was here to rebel and over
throw the government. Of course, the
same system of rule by might existed,
but some "constructive accomplish
ments resulted. And listen, property
owners: Think of street pavement
lasting 5,000 years. Streets that an
cient have been discovered by recent
excavation covered many feet deep
by volcanic eruptions, but in wonder
ful state of preservation. Paving was
built to last in those days, but that
was before"bond issues were invented.
American contractors can take ales
son from prehistoric man. If they will,
streets need not be renewed every
few decades at great cost.
GOOD AT FIGURESn
Helter They've hired a ladies
tailor as paying teller at lheSuffra-get-s
bank.
Skelter A tailor! wny?
Helter He understands women's
&'
figures. Magazine cf Fun,
a itfUvt-'it
hr&tii,v,iM&tfrrAim
name as James Killian, and his an-

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