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the strikers and the people of Chi
cago were the two Socialist alder
men. I have never voted the Socialist
ticket, except for Cunnea, and I have
said a number of timesthat if Social
ists were elected to offlcethere would
be no difference between them and
any other officeholders. But if the
Socialists can produce any more who
will fight for the people like the two
men they now have in the city coun
cil, 111 be with them.
If they had not been in the city
council there is no doubt in my mind
that the streets of this city would
have run with the blood of street car
men shot down by the hirelings of
the street car company. As far as I
am concerned I am willing to give
credit where credit is due, even
though the men are Socialists.
James L. Robinson.
EYE OF SAVAGE AND OURS.
Do savages have better eyesight than
civilized people. I have been told that
they have. Reader.
It is true, declares an eminent stu
dent (Prof. Haddon of Cambridge,
Eng.), that savage and half civilized
people have better eyesight than the
normal European or American. But,
he adds, the degree of superiority is
not very marked.
It is no doubt true that the great
strain upon "civilized" eyes, the con
stant use of them, and the work done
in artificial light, is responsible for
the inferiority of "civilized" eyesight
On the other hand, this is partly bal
anced by the care and expert treat
ment that it is possible for the civil
ized person to give his eyes, and
which is entirely unknown to the sav
age. This leads to the observation that
the eyes of man today are "very sim
ilar to the eyes of men who lived
thousands of years ago. This is shown
by the writings of the ancients. The
normal eye today can see as many
stars as could the man who lived
thousands of years ago. He can see
with the naked eye the same numJ
ber of stars, no more and no less.
TODAY'S ODDEST STORY
Dallas, Tex., June 28. This yarn
a true one is about a millionaire
with enough coin to choke the Hoo
sac tunnel and a plain ordinary old
mule, "Maud's Brother."
The millionaire is Col. E. H. R.
Green, who owns a few railroads,
some land and other more or less
valuable goods of this world, includ
ing "Maud's Brother." The colonel
wanted to drill for oil at Cash, Tex.
Being a gentleman with a strain of
sporting blood in his system, the col
onel decided to let "Maud's Brother"
determine where to start the first
The gentleman mule was turned
loose and where he stopped to graze
the drill was made. If the colonel
strikes it rich "Maud's Brother" gets
a pension and should worry.
HER SINISTER SIDE
She is the most charming of damsels,
Until she gets into the telephone
For there she sits chatting and gab
While outside the booth stands a half
Small matter your deals or the state
of your biz;
She has to tell Algy how handsome
And the half-frenzied throng mut
ters phrases uncouth
Addressed to the girl in the telephone
o o .
Groom (from carriage window)
What has happened, driver?
Driver The horse has thrown a
Groom Heavens, man, you mean
to say the horse, toor knows we were