by the thousand, but it is kept as
secret as possible. Two orders for
horses, one for 15,000, the other for
9,000, have been received from Eng
land. English agents are buying
them right here in Chicago. They
are being tested as to health and use
fulness at the Union Stock Yards.
Police officers are keeping people
away from the place. "Not even re
porters are allowed. One man has
the contracts. No one else is allowed
to ship horses into the yards now. 52
carloads of horses came to the yards
Sunday forenoon, the 4th, while
thousands of people were praying in
the churches for peace, 8 more the
evening before, 1,500 are shipped out
every week. They go to Canada.
The price paid ranges from $75 to
$200, average $135. The weight runs
from 950 to 1,100 pounds, the age
from 5 to 11 years. I have this from
a very reliable source. Karl F. M.
Sandberg, 2850 Logan Blvd.
JOLTS THE POLICE
Editor Day Book: Police and or
ganized charities as I see them are
merely tools for the capitalist class.
I read in The Day Book yesterday
about Mr. Sloan. I for one never
heard him say a word about the po
lice Sunday night. I saw at least ten
plain clothes men come to the crowd
as though they were going to cap
ture a Jesse James sort.
Mr. Laughlin, the previous speak
er, had just got off the stand when
Mr. Sloan was about to follow and
the police made a rush act as they
generally do. One man got cut over
the face and was bleeding.
Crowds were scrambling over one
another, trying to get away from the
stand. If policemen are supposed to
be servants of law and order, why
don't they came up like gentlemen,'
like any real American citizen would
do, and arrest the speaker in the
People may ask how you can pre
vent these tactics.
The only way is by legislation. Let
Tthe workers of the world unite and
get men In office that will have re
spect for the workers, especially men
who believe as the constitution of U.
S. says: The right of free speech and
Commercialized politics is the
cause of all these little incidents that
cause discontent among American
Clean them all out and let theToice
of the working class- be heard for
once and forever more. A Worker.
560,292 MEN AND WOMEN TO
VOTE NEXT ELECTION
Out of a possible million, eligible
voters in Chicago, 560,292 registered
for the coming election, according
to registration returns.
The men, in proportion to their
population strength, cast the lightest
vote for fourteen years. The wo
men ballot has fallen off, and of the
217,000 who registered last spring
only 166,277 have registered for the
However, the total of 560,292 is the
largest number ever registered for
a fall election in the city, because the
women have never before been al
lowed to vote in November.
WARDEN WONT LET CONVICTS
RASS ON PROHIBITION
Warden Allen of the Joliet peni
tentiary today set his foot down on
a proposal to circulate a prohibition
petition among convicts. Chaplain
Patrick, it was reported, had canvass
ed the penitentiary and found all but
100 of the 1,300 prisoners willing to
sign the petition, which was to be
presented to the Illinois legislature.
The warden held that since the con
victs were disenfranchised they could
not legally petition the legislature.
REQUIESCAT IN PACE
The straw hat.
White flannel trousers.
Philadelphia Public Ledger.
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