THE FATAL BROTHER-IN-LAW
The police picked up a down-and-out yesterday that used, to be -worth,
several hundred thousand. Not ten years ago he was widely known as a
successful business man.
He told a reporter that his failure was caused by the rascality of his
It is amazing how many rascally brothers-in-law there are in the
world. Why, a mother-in-law is not 10 per cent as fatal.
We iardly ever find a fellow who has gone to the financial scrap heap
whose brother-in-law or partner was not to blame. At least it was caused
by signing somebody's note.
You pan pick them up everywhere. Fellows that used to own saw
mills, or wholesale egg houses, or pickle plants, or big hat stores, but who,
alas, were ruined by a rascally brother-in-law.
We never could quite figure out why these fellows have not since got
a divorce from the brother-in-law and tried again.
It would seem odd but refreshing to meet 'a failure who lost out be
cause of his own blunders; to hear a fellow say:
"I had a good business, but because of my own wooden head I left it
There are fellows, plenty of them, who talk like that; but you seldom
hear it, for the simple reason that a fellow who takes his own knocks like
a man, and never tries to shift his own responsibility, is not down and out.
ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
BY N. D. COCHRAN.
Business and Labor. I have no
fault to find with Chicago's Big Busi
ness men for supporting Roger Sul
livan for U. S. senator. They believe
they are protecting their own inter
ests. They believe Roger will pro
tect those interests. They know he is
able and that he can represent their
Some of these business men are
Democrats and some of them are Re
publicans. Possibly some call them
selves Progressives. They don't let
partisan politics interfere with
Neither do I find any fault with
Labor supporting Raymond Robins
for the very same reason that Cap
ital supports Sullivan self-interest.
If workingmen believe Robins will
support their interests, then they
should be as non-partisan as the em
ployers are, and not let partisan poli
tics interfere with THEIR business.
A Republican or Progressive capi
talist doesn't care a darn what ticket
difference to them whether he is a
Democrat or something else so long
as they believe their point of view is
his point of view.
I don't count Sherman at all. He
is making a campaign that might
have been in style 20 years ago, but
is clear out of style today. He is fight
ing Wilson's administration merely
because it is Democratic instead of
Republican, and is using arguments
that are frayed at the edges and bag
gy at the knees with age.
The real issue is between Robins
and Sullivan. The man who believes
that property should rule should sup
port Sullivan. The man who believes
that humanity is more important
than property can choose Robins. I
don't think parties have anything to
do with it, and the Ogden Gas issue
doesn't appeal to me as vital or worth
It is enough to Judge the men by
what they stand for now.
Freeport, III. Robbers blew safe
at Maryland station postoffice. Es-
Rogei; is running on. It makes no 1 caped with 5QX ,
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