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Illinois Bankers' ass'n and an ex
president of the American Bankers'
ass'n, so the vote is a square deal."
Anyhow, here are the figures: Gov.
Willis, Rep. condidate for governor,
899; Ex-Gov. Cox, Democratic, can
didate for governor, 764; for- presi
dent, Wilson, 742; Hughes, 471. Ac
cording to that, Willis, Rep., might
carry Ohio by 100,000 and Wilson,
Dem., by 250,000.
So after all, sometimes most al
ways you can't hardly tell.
The physician had been called in
haste to see a small negro who was
I1L After a brief examination the
doctor announced: "This boy has
eaten too much watermelon."
"Oh, doctah!" expostulated the
parent of the ailing one, "dey ain't
no sich t'ing as too much watahmil
lion. Dat niggah jus' ain' got 'nough
stomach." Ladies' Home Journal.
The truth about some public fig
ures is pever known until they ac
quire a monument and then it is sel
dom found on the monument
THE PUBLIC FORUM
ROOSEVELT. If anything is
needed to insure Wilson's re-election
it will be Theodore Roosevelt's cam
paign for Hughes. The spectacle of
this traitdr to the Progressive party
shrieking up and dawn the land for
a candidate of whom a few months
ago he could find no phrase suffi
ciently vituperative is enough to
make the gods laugh. Having -deserted
the Republican, party because
it refused his bossism, he now re
turns to deliver the country back
into the hands of the "Old Guard."
All the epithets which Roosevelt
has during his political life applied
to his foes have in time become de
scriptive of himself. He is the su
preme demagogue in public life, and
it will be interesting to see how his
return to the political stage is taken
by Graham Taylor, Raymond Robins
and their like. Some day there will
be a masterpiece of comedy written
playing up the career of this super--faker.
James H. Dolsen, 817 S. 6th
Av., Maywood, III.
A WORD FOR JAKEY. Inasmuch I
as The Day Book is considered to be -the
best paper for a square deal,
would like to have The Forum friqnds
informed that although many news
papers, and inore especially The Day
Book, are so vitally interested in the
Little Red schoolhouse, would call
your attention to the fact that Mr.
J. R. Lewis, proprietor and editor of
"The Masonic Chronicler" of Chi
cago, and whose integrity is beyond
question, is emphatically in favor by "
his articles in his paper) of J. Loeb
and his ruling of the school bqard.
It seems to be that in the past year'
there has been too much church and
state and politics mixed In the school
board, and that the teachers who
have been unfortunately made the
victims of his ruling are a part of the
plan to keep the Little Red school
tradition clean and pure.
Surely, if the Masonic Chronicle!