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N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER,
COO SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, 1VU
T7.. J. ..,... Editorial, HtiTM 383
Telephones cirenutten. M.Broc 3S3a
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago,
30 oenU a Month, Br MaU. United
States and Canada, 3.00 a. Year.
Entered, as second-class matter April
21, 1914, at the postofflce at Chicago,
111, under the Act of March 1, 1879.
THE WOMEN WEREN'T AFRAID.
Terre Haute is cleaning its Augean
stables and the stench thereof ex
tends even unto the Atlantic and Pa
cific. The feature, however which makes
the Terre Haute scandals unusually
worthy of note is that the noble
women of that city, sickened at the
apathy of the people of Terre Haute
toward the turpitude of its political
atmosphere, took the matter into
their own hands. They organized
and sent women to the west end polls,
the slum and redlight district, before
daylight to gather evidence of re
peating and to challenge illegal vot
ing. These women were repeatedly
wantonly insulted by divekepers
while police officers looked on and
. But they got the needed evidence,
good and plenty, and now a bunch
of Terre Haute political thugs are
facing practicafily certain conviction.
The "gang" begins with a saloon
keeper and ends, thus far, with the
right honorable mayor, and justice
is still reaching for the higher-ups.
Some of Terre Haute's most
"prominent people" are suffering
from night sweats and loss of appe
tite and contemplating a change of
climate, which is all due to the fact
that a few women had nerve enough
to do what the men of Terre Haute
A new phase is presented to an old
problem. There will always be vote
sellers, just as there will always be a
ready market for their wares. The
average business man is too busy, or
maybe his sensibilities too dulled, to
put a stop to ft, even though he
knows of and condemns the evil prac
tice. But the women find the time
and the way to correct such abuses
and they will eternally keep on find
ing them, given a legal right to do so.
No stronger argument for equal
privilege to women has ever been pre
sented than these same Terre Haute
MAY HE GO Otf FOREVER.
When the exigencies of circum
stances demand that something be
invented, Uncle Sam just turns to
Thomas A. Edison and says:
"Go to it, Tommy! We are run
This time the shortage in raw ma
terials for dye-stuffs, caused by the
war, was getting alarming, so Tom-
imy takes a day off from his regular
work and turns out a successiui
method of manufacturing benzol
from coal gas in quantities sufficient
to supply all possible home demands.
There's going to be a vacuum
awful hard to fill when Thomas A.
Constantinople has not fallen but it
is stubbing its toe frequently.
Gen. Villa hardly waited for them
to explain to him tne meaning of mo
ratorium before he declared one.
We used to think half a loaf was
better than no bread, but now they
dmount to about the same thing.
The interstate commerce commis
sion ought to get after the czar. He
is accused of taking passes in Hun
gary. Many a fellow will testify to the
honesty and uprightness of an ac
cused man who wouldn't indorse a
not for him.