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N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
MO S. PBORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
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SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chi
cago. 30 cents a Month.' By Mll.
United Statea and Canada, (3.00 a
Entered a aueond-claj matter April
21. 1914, at the pottoftlce at Chicago.
11L. under the Act of March J, lSiJ.
CLEAN GOVERNMENT An ad
of Carson, Plrie, Scott & Co. tells
visiting delegates tha men are
judged by the clothes they wear and
those who want to look like clean,
strong Americans -should buy strong
clothes at the State street store.
If some smart cynic among news
paper writers gets started he might
turn out epigrams on this matter,
running maybe like this:
Dirty government , always comes
in clean clothes.
You can never tell by a man's
shirt how much he will sell his vote
for. ' 1
Instead of saying: "There's many
an honest heart beats 'neath a, rag
ged bosom," change it to "There's
many an itching mitt under the cuff
of a made-to-order shirt"
HILL'S TRIBUTE. At the hour
of opening the funeral services over
the remains of James J. Hill all the
workers in SL Paul and all the trains
on Hill's great northwestern railroad
system remained idle "five minutes,
as tribute to his memory."""
Nothing very new about this style
of tribute, but the waste and folly
of it were unusual. The total of
workers' tihie and effort lost would
"build an empire" bigger than Hill
ever dreamed of, and that .sort of
Svaste is just exactly what practical I
and thrifty Jim Hill never tolerated
in all his life and wouldn't endorse
when dead, if he could speak.
It is true that Hill took a great part
in the development of a part of the
country, 'it is also true that men's
deeds live after their careers close.
The prosperity and progress of the
great northwest in which Hill was
the dominant figure are his real trib
ute, a lasting tribute at that For
millions of workers to stand idle as
a tribute to a man who was an en
ergy .and enterprise was senseless
and as appropriate as getting drunk
for five minutes or starting a gen
eral fist fight as a tribute. It was
like selecting Christmas day for
prizefights, executions and opening
of civil war.
Over, the souls of men I throw a pall
of gloom, y
And the little children weep and are
Merchants who deal in cooling wares
And thoee who rule the playgrounds
Where folks are wont to go on'pleas-
Scowl at me in hate and curse for the
loss of shekels.
Fair damsels weep and gaze upon the
With which they'd deck themselves
That I have intervened
And made them lay away their pret
I am the most annoying doggOned
That comes in spring or summer
I anva rainy holiday! ,
HOW DID HE KNOW
Head of Firm How long do you
want to be aay on your wedding
Hawkins (timidly) Well, sir er
what would you say?
Head of Firm How do know?
I haven't seen the bride. Kansaa
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