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Our idea of a boob is a renegade
American like William Waldorf Astor
buying newspapers to try and sneak
into the English peerage.
If the British had any sense of
humor they'd get their revenge on
him by giving htm the darned old
The liquor men want Gov. Dunne
to veto the woman's suffrage bill.
But very likely Gov. Dunne has as
healthy "a regard for his political
future as any other politician.
And the liquor men are a lot of
boneheads. The women have de
cided to keep out of the wet-dry fight
for the present, and now the liquor
men are inviting them to jump in
by urging the governor to deny them
"My friends," said the Hon. Willie
Randolluf Hearst the other day, "I
do not intend to discuss direct pri
maries. I intend to discuss political
One would think that would be
rather a sore subject between Mr.
Hearst and his friends.
Does West Virginia belong to the
United States or to the coal barons?
Rep. Gorman having apologized to
Rep. Wilson for knocking said Wil
son down, Rep. Wilson can now con
sider himself as unknocked down.
And now the surgeons have taken
Jbree inches of diseased spinal col
umn out of a man and substituted
shin bone. Great! In time they may
be able to remove the bohe on top of
some men's shoulders and substitute
a regular head.
You never can tell where investiga
tions will stop. The people may be
investigating newspaper next.
The Hearst papers now have large
New York. Central ads. There was
a time when there were no ads, but
a daily free advertisement of how
late N. Y. C. trains were. We no
longer see the daily story of late
Mrs. Matthew T. Scott of Bloom
ington, DL, former president general J
pf the Daughters of the American
Revolution, pauses to remark that
"the question is whether the suffrage
will be taken advantage of by the
right kind of women."
Doubtless if we leave it to this es
timable daughter of her ancestors she
will pick the right kind of women for
us. But would they have to have a
Our notion is that the legislature ,
did the right thing m permitting the
Daughters of Adam and Eve to vote.
It's a larger organization and much
more popular than the Daughters of
Our Dads who fit into the war.
BIG REWARDS OFFERED FOR
One thousand dollars each for the
arrest and conviction of the two men
who held up the Diamond Special
passenger train near Springfield
early today, dynamiting two safes in
the express car, and escaping with
a sum said to be $500, was offered
this afternoon by the Illinois Central
Railroad and the American Express
Squads of special detectives were
sent to the scene of the hold-up from
Chicago. The police believe the rob
bers were Chicago men, and that
ihey will head for this city.
The train, which runs between St.
Louis and Chicago without stop, car
ries shipments of gold at regular in
tervals, and it is believed the ban
dits learned that a shipment was to
be made last night
Three miles out of Glenarm the
two bandits crawled over the ten
der, and, menacing the engineer and
firemen with revolvers, forced the
latter to uncouple the express car
from the rest of train. The engineer
was then forced to run his engine
and the express car down the track
to a deep cut in the right-of-way.
The express messengers and engine
crew were forced to leave thir posts.
Several blasts were set off under
the two safes, the express car being
almost demolished. The explosions
awakened passengers in the Pullman;