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WILSON TO TAKE A HAND IN
Following the failure of the United
States board of mediation and con
ciliation to settle the differences be
tween the enginemen and managers
of ninety-eight western roads, Presi
dent Wilson has decided to take a
hand in the matter and if possible
bring about a settlement.
Officials of the federal body tele
graphed the president that their ef
forts to bring about arbitration had
failed. A telegram from the presi
dent urging members of the commit
tees from both sides to meet with
him at the White House was received.
The invitation was accepted.
Grand Chief Engineer Warren S.
Stone and President W. S. Carter
with a sub-committee of engineers
and firemen will leave for the capital
today. The full committee of rail
road officials, headed by A. W. Tren
holm, left this morning. The confer
ence with the chief executive will be
held Saturday morning.
HAROLD HOOPS IS OUT AGAIN
IN THE WOOLLY WEST
Harold Fabyan Hoops, son of the
millionaire fireplace manufacturer,
until recently a resident of the Elgin
Insane Asylum, and more recently a
bridegroom, is out again.
Hoops has been before the public
in one affair or another for the past
year. He just can't help it. His trou
bles started about a year ago when
he forged a check and his father let
the law take its course, with the re
sult that Harold went io the Bride
well. Later he was committed to El
gin, but given as much freedom as
though he were at the Sherman
On a trip to Chicago which Hoops
made recently he met, wooed and
married within a day then disap
peared. He was sent back' to Elgin
and the wife of a day started pro
ceedings to have the marriage an
nuled. Now Hoops has escaped again and
is believed to be out west Dr. H. J.
Dahaean says he thinks Hoops made
his getaway to escape his wife.
If Roger Sullivan is shy an issue to
run on, he might take a bold stand
for Home Rule for Ireland.
It would be a good joke on Euro
pean bankers if the common folks
who hate war would draw out their
Most of the money in banks,
y'know, belongs to depositors.
In the meantime, Jim Patten, Chi
cago's leading gambler, cleaned up
on the rise in the grain market.
Jim knows how p get the coin
without working for it.
Some of our leading taxdodgers
ought to be duly thankful for favors
received from Aleck McCormick.
He is making it a tough job for
Hoyne to get after the big tax cheats.
But then Aleck is a newspaper pet
and stands well in swell sassiety.
Just watch the trust press try to
put him back as president of the
Some politicians who are very fond
of vice themselves are making a big
bluff at fighting it BECAUSE
They think that will get 'em the
But what if the women are not
such big fools as some of the poli
ticians think they are?
Andy Lawrence is again busy
showing union labor what to do, and
Simon O'Donnell is right there with
Do you remember how Andy and
Simon got out a trades union edition
of the Examiner not long ago?
Coroner You seem to be certain
that the man accidentally fell into the
water. How do you know that this is
not a case of suicide?
Witness He was a brither Scot,
and he had a wee bottle of whusky on
, him wi' ne'er a nip ta'en oot.
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