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N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AIID PUBLISHER.
COO SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
T-7.,A.. Editorial. Monroe 353
telephones Cireolatloa. Monroe SKM
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier Jn Chicago.
20 cents a. Month. By Mail. United
States and Canada, S3 00 a Year.
Entered as second-claax matter April
21. 1914. at the postoffice at Chicago,
HI, under the Act of March 3. 1879
GOLDEN RULE JONES. You
have heard of Sam Jones, Golden
Bute mayor of Toledo. Here's his
Toledo political history in brief. He
was nominated for mayor by Repub
licans as a dark horse candidate
when the bosses couldn't get together
and "were deadlocked in convention.
Once elected, he wouldn't let the
bosses run him or the city. They
didn't renominate him, but deliber
ately counted him out when he had
the yotes in convention, but not the.
convention machinery especially
the counting machinery. He rebelled,
got on the stage and said he wouldn't
stand for the count-out. He ran in
dependently as a nonpartisan. The
parties were against him, the poli
ticians were against him. the news.
papers were against him as Jones
put it, "Everybody is against me but
the people." When the votes were
counted the Democratic candidate
had 3,000 votes, the Republican 4,000
votes, and Jones 17,000 votes. He was
re-elected every two years until he
died; and then Brand Whitlock was
elected as the same kind of indepen
dent for four successive terms. The
people learned that it was easier to
beat both of the old parties with an
independent movement than to-get
the people together in one of the old
parties to beat the political crooks
ia the other. While Jones was mayor
and wmle Whitlock was mayor the
gevernment of Toledo was run in the
interest of the people and not fjrjthe
benefit of professional pohtiWins.
This merely indicates what tha peo
ple can do when they make up their
minds to work politically for, their
own interests, and DO it Chicago
should have a nonpartisan govern
ment When the people want it thgy
will get it v
ONE OF THE DEFENCELES
Japan demands that, even befor sa$e
wipe her nose, China shall secure
Japan's consent, or words to that ?
f ect China has material enoughi for
an army of perhaps 25,000,000 men.
But, relying upon her own kfnjl
thoughts and righteousness, heL
wipe her nose only when some ftfhr
nation tells her she may. Tj u0
NOTICE IT? Who's doingt
loud howling about loss of income ,tp
the municipalities through operatp.
of the jitneys? cjr
Why, the fellows who fought prp
sjharing with the municipalities! .,aE
SHORT ONES . i
Davy Jones will have to add ariV
to his locker. V)
No, Lena, we would not ckll "a
young man chicken-hearted because
he fell in love with a girl of 18.
Mayor Harrison is the luckiest Wil
low in the world. After five termss
mayor he got beaten just in time tb
prepare for the early fishing. '.' '
Dean Holgate of Northwesfefh
University says the alumni swear JMQ
fusely. Too true; we heard a college
man say "Oh, fudge" and "Oh, gum
drops" in. ten minutes.
The high cost of living Is a thread
bare topic, it's true, but when "we
note that the San Francisco lab$r
council has reported, as a resuKqf
an investigation, that the cost of te
members' funeral expenses has in
creased 100 per cent in ten years.-w
feel constrained to ask, what in tbe
JS the poor man going- to do J