N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND FDBT.TWCKK.
CM SO. PEOBIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL
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SS cents a Month. By Mat. Unites ft
elates ana unnnna. js.oo a rear.
Entered a sscond-clasa matter AnrTl
21. 1914, at the postcttlee at Chicago, M
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THE END; DESTITUTION.
"Finis" is to be, written at last in the
Danbury hatters' litigation.
The last resort to stay the judg
ment of the court has been exhaust
ed and 140 poor families are being
evicted from the homes for which,
they saved and scraped a lifetime.
Most of these are at present out of
work and destitute.
It would require a vivid imagination
to picture a sadder ending to the
story of the hatters' strike of 1903.
Columbia may well bow her head
In shame and sorrow. '
HE'LL STUDY IT. AH indications
are that President Wilson has been
stirred to action toward adequate na
tional defense; but the extremists,
who are prone to think the adminis
tration has been stampeded and is
running headlong into the billion-dollar
proposition, are doomed to disap
pointment Being persuaded of the necessity,
as well as the popular demand, for a
greater navy, the president sets right
out to get one, but in a strictly business-like
way. The best advice, both
inside and outside the naval depart
ment is being sought; a sane and
sensible program -is being arranged.
The president, finding out the coun
try's need, will satisfy them to the
best of his ability, but he is not going
to the jumpjng:oiE..place m..fogtg.aa . ,
What the country really needs and
what hungry naval contractors say
it needs are far different things. WB
son is attempting exactly to gauge
that difference before he gets real,
HOW THEY SCRAMBLE THINGS.
Somebody ought to appoint a na
tional committee to unscramble the,
politics of poor old Massachusetts.
Here's Eugene Foss, three times'
elected governor as a Democrat, whcM
announces that he's going after the
Republican nomination hot-footed. t
And Nelse Clark, who proclaims that)
he's out for the Progressive nomtoa-
tion notwithstanding that the Pro-j
gressive state committee has for-
mafly indorsed Billy Shaw, the Prox
hibition choice for governor.
Later there will be-straight Bepub-,
lican and straight DemocraCcvcaiidi-i
dates, and maybe crooked aaes-i
Let Messrs. Roosevelt and
take heart! There'll be precedeati
their running for anything they Ske
in any party.
Last year women at Chicagoath-
ing beaches were allowed to eMmtoatorj
the long skirt. This year they arei
allowed to eliminate stockings. Byl
next year it may be weE worth. whfleJ
to visit Chicago. ,
The difference between a dog and
a henpecked man is that the former
scratches for fleas and the latter flees'
Wavefand, Ind,, has a three-legged;
cow. As long as the critter has fonrj
of the other things it will do just as!
Maybe when Villa toid the Amers
icans to go to hell he meant it as an
invitation to come to Mexico.
Every day the Germans shake up
the alphabet and draw out another
In distributing the mirk of human :
kindness the givers too often keep
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