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Charles Murphy, as usual, was
O. B.'s goat Pepper said he person
ally didn't approve of the way Mor
decal Brown was treated and he
wouldn't have handed one of his own
( employes the same deal. That was a
safe statement It didn't hurt 0. B.
at all, Murphy having been kicked
out of the game, except for the minor
fact that he controls the Cubs.
Judge Landis was doubtful if the
case came under the jurisdiction of
the Federal courts, but withheld de
cision on this point If he sends the
mess to the state courts it will be a
partial victory for O. B.
Judge Olson is evidently wised up
on old proverbs.
Especially that one about a bird
in the hand being worth several in
the bush league.
So the judge wont resign the job
he now has while hustling for & new
This isn't the reason Olson gives
but it is a good one, just the same.
But there's another old spiel
It's well to be off with the old love
before you're on with the new.
Neither will Bob Sweitzer resign.
And Carter Harrison and Bill
Thompson don't have to.
So there you are.
The Baseball magnates are playing
a game now where .they dassen't
roast the umpire.
$ Umpire Landis might send 'em to
The politician's wife is right in it,
now that she has a vote.
She can go down town nights her
self. By the way, it would be Interesting
to know how the various candidates
for mayor stand on letting the phone
trust grab the Automatic.
You might ask your aldermanic
candidates about that coo.
And poke em up 01 jitney buses.
Unless you prefer straphanging.
Some forks have been strap-J
hanging so many years they might r
not know how to sit down in a street4
car or autobus. 4
It's tough when neutral nations
minding their own business have to
ask John Bull's permission to sail1
But then it's a mere matter of'
brute force. The nation that taxes'
its people poor for a navy can boss'
the seas. '
It might help some if we placed an
embargo on foodstuffs. '
That would keep American ships
out of trouble and knock down the'
price of grub here at home.
Anyhow, what's the use of Johnny
Bull getting nawsty about it?
If the old guy gets too peevish well
sympathize with Germany and let
neutrality go hang by jingo.
"I suppose you would like to know
what I was doing down your well?" '
"Yep: 'pears like some kind of ex
planation might be forthcomin'."
"weu, I was down there waiting to
be pulled out"
A wheelbarrow has been invented
that can be emptied by pressing down
the handles. Next thing we know
they'll try to Improve on thfr hodl,