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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 04, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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-wish to state that the action taken j
by Judge Owens when he ordered
that candidates be grouped according
to the group they filed with, and other
candidates, who were not subject to
the rule of bosses, be rotated alpha
betically, was the most high-handed
action ever taken by a judge in this
country.
Furthermore, it has proven conclu
sively that if there was fraud in the
county clerk's office, that fraud was
as nothing compared to what was put
over by the faction behind Judge Ow
ens. That the order of Judge Owens
is not either legal or equitable, and
that it means that a county judge,
properly owned and controlled, if his
action is not condemned by the high
er courts, will be able to nullify the
will of the people at the bidding oi
his masters, is a conclusion warrant
ed by facts too great to be overlooked.
The action of Judge Owens fur
thermore proves that he is not, noi
has he been sincere in his expressed
opinion to the effect that he intends
to clean up the lodging house dis
tricts, so that clean elections will be
assured. It is not that which he is
seeking, but the votes of the lodging
house district must be controlled for
the benefit of the faction with which
he is allied, and for no other. By
his action he has proven conclusive
ly that he is unfit for a judicial posi
tion that entails the greatest of fidel
ity to the public interest. Also it
means that as a political factor his
star has set for all turie. John L.
Metzen.
THINKS.PEOPLE WILL DECIDE ON
v WARS IN FUTURE
Washington, Sept 4. A solemn
warning to the Democratic party and
the senate in general that severe
business depression would follow in
xthe wake of the terrific struggle now
going on in Europe, was made Thurs
day afternoon by Senator Burton of
Ohio in beginning his fight against
the passage of the rivers and harbors
bill. Burton declared that the war in
Europe was the result of "over-weaning
ambition of certain sovereigns,
who did not yet realize that they were
not the state."
He prophesied, that when the war
did draw to a close it would be the
people who are now bearing its brunt
who would decide such questions as
beginning wars in the future.
Little credence to the theory that
the war in Europe would benefit the
United States was given by Burton.
He said it might benefit agricultural
producers and manufacturers. He
urged rigid economy in the govern
ment's expenditures.
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COMPLICATED
She Who was that lady you justi
bowed to?
He That was the second wife of:
the third husband of my first wife.
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Before cleaning out a fireplace'
sprinkle a good handful of tea-leaves i
among the ashes. This makes the
ashes lift more easily and prevents i
the dust from flying about the room.
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