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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 07, 1913, Image 14

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These will be ultra mannish in
shape, but they will be made of all
sorts, of materials and colors, much
too flamboyant for mere man.
With the new .waist coats women
will wear the watch chain stretched
across the front, wit hpresumedly a
watch in one pocket and a latch key
on the other.
The gown pictured ill of black chif
fon broadcloth, with a tan silk ratine
You will notice that the model Is
wearing one of the new forefinger
rings. "This "old fashion" is rapid
ly becoming as much of a craze as
was the bracelet watch this summer.
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AN EXTRA $2,000,000
Washington, D. C, Aug 7. If
judges of the United States Supreme
Court were ordinary human beings,
with ordinary human intellects, we
should wonder what they think of the
annual- report of the .Standard Oil
Company, which shows that this
year's earnings will approximate
$100,000,000 as compared to $80,
000,000 last year.
It was not many months ago that
the United States Supreme Court of
ficially denounced the Standard Oil
Company as one of our most vicious
trusts and decreed that this trust
should be dissolved. Now, either this
trust has been dissolved or it has not
Either the; Supreme Court meant
what it said, or it did not. Either the
Supreme Court is potent or it is im
potent. Either these men are human
beings with minds operating like oth
er men's minds, or they are dodder
ing old dodos; or one other alter
native they are dishonest.
If their minds operate like ordinary
minds we wonder what they thinkj
when they perceive that their decree
of dissolution does not dissolve; that
its only result is to increase the net
earnings from $80,000,000 to $100,
000,000, which is 20 per cent on the
enormous value of property which
has been amassed, according to the
Supreme Court, "through monopoly
and oppression."
Within this year the Standard Oil
Company has increased the price of
gasoline from 11 to 18 cents a gallon
and kerosene from 6 to 8 cents a
gallon, and this in spite of general
improvement of business and large
earnings. It has done this because it
could, and it could because it is an
undissolved monopoly.
. Ten per cent on the corporation's,
capital stock would be ample divi
dends for any business, so the addi
tional $50,000,000 which have been
taken from the people is the annual
tax of an oppressive corporation
which has been "dissolved" by the
United States Supreme Court. And
yet Justice Day deplores the tendency
of the public to speak disrespectfully
of our courts.
St. Louis, Aug. 6. The nude is
art when it is displayed in art gal
lerys under proper patronage.
The nude is not art when it is
displayed in saloons so
"September Morn" and other wo
men who disport themselves without
proper 'covering in view of the hoi
polloi must put on their clothes, even
if they are in the bars of high class
This is the decision of Excise Com
missioner Anderson, who lately has
received a large number of com
plaints of nude pictures in buffets.
Nine saloons, some in the down-town ,
district, have bowed to the mandate -of
the commissioner and have re
moved nude pictures which long have
been viewed by their regular patrons
and the chance customer.
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"Waiter!" called the customer in -
a restaurant where an orchestra was
playing. "Yes, sir." "Kindly tell the
leader of the orchestra to play some
thing sad and low while I dme. I
want to see if it will have a softening .
influence on this steak."

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