" SHORT ONES
As for that bomb discovered at
Carnegie's home we'll wager that
Andy saves it until it breeds a million
dollars worth of bombs which he can
sell at a huge profit.
A fellow may be pardoned for being
a bit suspicious when the girl he
taught to swim three years ago coy
ly invites him to teach her again this
A Newark, N. J., janitor claims to
'be a grandson of George IV of Eng
land. The fact that he is a janitor
proves royal blood will tell.
Harry Thaw opines he is sane be
cause various banks honored his
checks. With us that might tend to
prove various bankers insane.
Why do newspapers persist in
speaking of them as "prominent
farmers." Isn't any farmer promi
nent in these days?
AS TIME PASSES
The first week of married life she
says, running to meet him with open
arms: "My darling, my darling!"
The second year she meets him
with a scowl. "Clean your feet," she
snaps, her arms folded tightly!
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THE PUBLIC FORUM r
THANK LEHANE. Local Union
No. 1 of Bridge and Structural Iron
Workers wishes to express through
your paper their thanks to Bro. Cor
nelius Lehane, sec'y of the Irish Fed
eration of Labor, for the instructive
and inspiring address he made at
their meeting June 17.
To hear him explain in his way
the system and methods of their fed
eration cannot but inspire the labor
ing people of this county with the
determination to stand solidly for
their rights and principles.
We recommend that every union
that can possibly do so arrange to
have Bro. Lehane address them and
assure them they will spend a very
profitable and instructive evening,
with him. Bridge and Structural
Ironworkers' Union No. 1, P. H. Hou
lihan, Fin. Sec'y.
THE PHONE DEAL Wish to say
the article by Mr. Geo. V. Wells in
recent Day Book, "Conditions Breed
War," is one of the best I have seen
for some time, and I believe that un
less "high finance" men soon let up
on their watered stock and other
underhanded ways of robbing the
people we will have one of the worst
revolutionary wars the world has
It seems to me the men are money
mad. Right now are they not trying
to saddle another $6,000,000 more on
to the people through the Automatic
phone deal, and which some of our
aldermen seem to believe would be
wrong to confiscate?
Why, I would like to know. Is it
not just as lawful and businesslike to
take over the Automatic phone as it
would be to foreclose a .mortgage
when one has failed to keep up his
interest? Again, look at the Illinois
Central R. R. and its illegal holdings
on the lake front, mentioned in The
I have lived in Chicago 35 years
and it has been one continued stea
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