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LAWSON ON "GOOD" GOVERNMENT
In his Daily News, Victor F. Lawson says the Bull Moose
party mustn't put a third county ticket in the field in Cook county,
because it would be "mischievous in the extreme," and would en
danger "good" government.
We don't know just what The News means by "good" govern
ment, but presume it means the kind of governmerjt that lets Victor
F. Lawson put his $1,500,000 palace on the tax duplicate at a valua
tion of $1,000, and permits The News and Tribune to rob the school
children of Chicago by renting scjiool land at a ridiculously low
Lawson is a sweet scented cuss to talk about good government.
And if the Bull Moosers should put up a clean county ticket it
wouldn't surprise us at all to see the people elect It, even if every
newspaper in town is against it. .
AT HIS OWN RISK
Nv He certainly looked a wreck;
His arm was in a sling, and he
was limping badly. Moreover, his
nose was out of shape, and one of
his eyes had been blackened.
Since he was proceeding c to
wards an insurance office, one
might have reasonably assume4
that there was a good chance of
his claim being paid.
"Yes, Mr. Spoonwell," asked
the. courteous manager, "what is
the exact nature of your claim?"
"I have fallen down a long flight
of steps, and sustained damages
that will disable me for months
to come," replied he, "and I think
if just that ten pounds damages
should be awarded me."
'IH'm!" said the manager, as
he toyed with his gold chain. "I
have had your case investigated
prior to your visit here, and,
young man, I have every reason
to believe that it was no accident.
.You. knew the young lady's father
was at home all the time, and
sought the trouble yourself 1"
PUSSY DON'T LIKE
Dayton, O., Aug. 15. Gem
City cats will Jose 'a large per
centage pf their natural stealth, if
a suggestion of the Humane So-
ciety to have a tiny bell dangle
from each cat's neck so that birds
may be warned of puss' approach,
Humane officers claim -the cat
is one of the ,worst foes of bird
From deep water in Atlantic to
deep water in Pacific the Panama
canal will be fifty miles in length