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"the men and women of toe shop of the factory and of the farm" aro
coming to realize that their vital interest in life isn't as Republicans, Demo
crats, Socialists and Prohibitionists, or as Protestants, Catholics and Jews,
but rather as "men and women of the shop, of the factory and of the
farm" that is, people, human beings, two-legged men and women who
weren's born with party-tags or labels on them.
They don't care whether Tom, Dick 'or Harry holds this job or that
or what party all or any of them belong to. "What they want is service,
not politics. The number who are interested in the darned jobs is a mighty
small part of the population. Yet the -newspapers will publish columns"Of
piffling gossip from Springfield about who is to get this, that or the other
3ob how much it pays whether the job-getter is a Thompson, Brundage,
Deneen or some other kind of a Republican man or woman.
Not one per cent of the people of Dlinoisxwill know personally the
man or woman who gets a job, but all may be interested in how he handles
the job after he gets it.
If you don't pass out the jobs darned fast, you'll make a lot of job
hunters sore. But 99 per cent of the people will go about their business as
usual, and not care a tinker's dam. And the sorer the job-hunters get the
better the people will like it and YOU.
So you see, Frank, the true test of a state's greatness isn't the lot in
political life of a few hungry job-hunters, or the fact that they vote the
Republican ticket. -The true test, as you putit, "iB the lot' in life of the
average men and women the men and women of the shop, of the factory
and of the farm." N
Stick to that intelligently and the folks will pin a rose on you, Prank.
Depart from it and become a slave to the spoils system, and the folks will
kick youin your political pants.
You've read that story about the rich man, the camel, the eye of a
needle and the kingdom of heaven. Well, Prank, you're handicapped by
wealth. But it's a handicap easily overcome bya rich man who is big
enough as a MAN to use his power as governor of a great" state to better
the lot of "the average men and women the men and women of the shop,''
of the factory .and of the farm." Sincerely, N. D. COCHRAN.
P. S. I'm glad you resigned as director of the Pullman Co. That's a
concern the average men and women haven't much respect for.
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MAN AND WOMAN KILLED; FOUR
HURT CAR HITS AUTO
A man and woman were--killed
j .. ss.,-nA loaf nlcrht whan a
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IS' southbound Broadway car struck an
auto at Wellington ay. with such
force as to hurl it through the win
dow of a millinery shop across? the
Vail, Mrs, Jane Folsom, aged 31,
wife of Attorney Bryant B. Vail of
the firm of Knapp & Campbell and
daughter-in-law of former Judge Ed
ward P. Vail.
-Witeon, George W., of Winnetka,
aged 30, married.
The Injured N
Cummings, George, aged. 31, mar
ried, 1453TBerteau av., son of T. A.
Cummings, president of the T. A.
Cummings Foundry Co. and himself
a member of the firm.
Stollery, Mrs. Frances, 5063 Glen
wood av wife of. Frederick Stollery
and part owner of the Lincoln Floral
Co., 3154 Lincoln av.
McGIllen, James, insurance man."
Garden Fred, 4541 N. Paulina st."
All except Gardner were in the
automobile, a seven-passenger tour
ing car, when the accident joecurred.