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N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AMD PUBUStfER.
500 8p. FKOBIA ST. CHICAGO, IVU
telephones cireautiea, tme mm
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chlca.
30 cents a Month. By Mill, United
States and Canada. fl.OC a-l'ear.
Entered a lecond-dasa. matter April
M, I9f4. at the poitofflce at Chicago,
IiL. under the Aot tot March 4, 1873.
WHERE THEY GET OFF- By the
verdict of' the jury in the suit of
Maude Armfield, a motion picture
actregs of Lqs Angeles, againit Bry
ant Hpward, a San Diego, Cal., mil
lionaire, Miss Armfield. receives a
heart balm of $4d,000, besides, a lot
of useful advertising gratis, while
Howard is given food for reflection
over the folly of sowing wild oats in
The public, as usual, is left with a?
dark brown taste in its mouth.
POOR POLAND. As Belgium on
the west is bearing the brunt of the
suffering -entailed by the European
war, so is Poland in the east.
It is now being ravaged by a terri
ble epidemic- of typhoid, which is
sweeping Polish villages hel4 by the
Germans around Lodz, and American
Red Cross doctors are working he
roically to stay the dread disease.
The heartrending part if it, though,
is the statement of the physicians
that thousands of the starving peas
ants wait in their cottages, praying
that they may contract the disease
and be relieved of their Bufferings by
a speedy death.
Can one conceive of a more truly
horrible condition than this depicts?
Poor bleeding Poland ! Once an in
dependent kingdom, with a popula
tion of 35,Q00,O00 and an area of
2 80,000 square-miles, jt wasthehome
of a happy, enlightened and noble
race of people.' J I
But since beginning of the 18th
century it has been but a pawn upon
the chessboard of Europe and hate
been thrice partitioned between Rusw
sia, Prussia and Austria. "T
Qn Oct. 10, 1774, Poland's noblest,
patriot, Kosciuszko, was defeated iri
his final battle for his country's free
dom and Poland as a nation was?
wiped out of existence. '
Their country, the scene of a thou-fc
S&nd battles and a century of fright'
ful strife since 1774 a prey to thiff
tyrannies and persecutions of''tihe
Russian and Prussian overlords-tbgw
Polish peasants' lot has ever been one'
of sorrow and suffering. ol
Now the cup o'erflows and the'y'
crave only the solace of the grave?
For them death has" no sting. Whert
at the final bar of justice the men
directly responsible for this war stanoV
arraigned not the least, of the indicTP
ments against them will be the recl
oning of Poland. '-'
r PROTECTED, NOW. The San
Francisco, fair has a lady policeman
over six feet tall, wearing a shiner
and brass buttons, whose duty it is'
to smash the mashers. '&
Now, maybe a man can visit tlftf
Panama-Pacific exposition alon'
without being annoyed by wdmeS
who can't make their eyes behave. 1
The way to solve the vexed ques
tion of taxation is for the assessor
to lis.t every man at his own valuation
of himself. f ,- n
Llewellyn E. Pratt, ad man of ftewC
York, advises us to love our compe&tt
tors. Oh, very well, but if he cuts
prices again i.j
Chicago woman suing for divorce
aays: "He came into the house at
2:31 a. m. and when aBked to give an
account of himself refused to speak:
and grew abusive." Silence is tb
most, effective way to ab.use.a woa&B,'