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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 04, 1912, Image 4

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and when it is borne in mind that
this only deals with a very small
portion of the transportation
question, the people can't help
but appreciate that the problem
confronting them is not of small
By Berton Braley.
Dead? Why no, he can't be say,
It was only yesterday
iWe sat down at dinner here,
Eating, talking, making cheer.
And he was oh well, .you know
Just the same old joyous Joe
With his ringing laugh and no!
I tell you it can't be so !
Joe the best the world can hold
All a man and all pure gold !
He had years and years to spend
And besides, he was my friend.
Yet after our years together
In all of the world's rough
Winter and Spring and Fall,
He's gone, just gone that's all.
Oh I tell you it can't be true
Whatever they said to you,
How could this be the end.
Why, man, man! he was my
You're sure quite sure it's so?
Vell, I wish I had seen old Joe
1T0 whisper "so long" to him
Before he flickered out.
Damn it, my eyes are dim
And I look like a fool, no doubt,
But he was the best they make
And I'm crying for old sake's sake
And the thought of our work and
And the battles we lost and won,
And now and now it's done!
Something no man can mend
But Joe why, Joe was my,
friend !
He's religious and fanatical,
but willing to accept contribu
tions from the faithful and the
unbeliever, also!
o o
It cost California women about
13 cents per vote to win their
fight for suffrage. Gentlemen
politicians say the average cost
is about $2.60 per vote. Down
with the high cost of voting!
Premier Shi Kai says he
doesn't understand a republican
form of government and yet he
kicks because about three hun
dred million Chinamen are trying
to give him some pointers on it.

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