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VOTE OF THANKS FOR US,
We don't know how you feel
about it, but we think we've got
a vote of thanks coming from
It was some strain, but by heck
we resisted the temptation and
managed, yesterday, to keep frqrn
butting jn on your business and
telling you what we thought of
the way you had acted at the pri
mary dection, and what we
thought of your judgment, and
we also managed to keep from
saying it was just what we had
expected all along (which would
'"have been a darned lie, by the'
Not that we, didn't intend to
make you suffer for av time! We
had an electioirstory written,, and
it was just as pretty to look at as
could be, and it took you right
into our confidence and told you
just howve felt about the way
you had decided your own busi
ness. And then we happened to look
at the big newspapers.
First, we found that it was jthe
Tribune that had made the people
vote the way they did; then the
Record-Herald; then the Exam
,' iner, then fine 'Inter-Ocean ; then
v the Journal; then jthe American
and the Evening Post and the
J News. '
' According to each . and every
one of these organs of a highbrow
editor's opinion, the particular
paper you happened to be reading
was directly responsible for the
way the people voted, and was
gladof it, and pointed out just
how the people had followed its
advice, and done as it had told
The funny thing about, it, too,
was that none of them had caused
the same result.
Well, sjr, after we read all that
bunk, we got right up and walked
sadly over to where that pretty
story we "had written was waiting
all ready to go in The Day Book,
and we killed it deader than a
doornail, and put a lot 0f jokes
that hadn't good point's in its
The jokes weren't good jokes
at all; but we figured that they
wouldn't make our readers so all
fired tired as reading OUR opin
ion of how THEY had conducted
THEIR business of attending to
the gentlemen and politicians
who wanted a job from them.
Yes, sir, we don't know how
you feel about it, but we figure
we've got a right hearty vote of
o o .
Up To Date.
Is this the newspaper office ?"i
inquired an irratevisitor.
"It is," responded the man at
"Didn't this paper say -I was a
"It did not."
"Didn't it say I was a scoun
"It did not."
"Well, some paper said it."
. "Possibly it was our contemp
orary down the street," suggest-
ed the editor as he picked up a
paper weight, "for this paper nev
er prints stale net "3" a