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DAILY COMMENT ON PEOPLE AND THINGS
In regard to- the Thaw case, "ain't
it funny what a difference just a hunk
of dough makes?"
If a poor man had pulled off the
same kind of an escape he would be
in the pen in a straight jacket or sol
itary confinement by this time.
But then a poor man couldn't pull
the SAME KIND of an escape. How
could he get by the guards and where
would the automobile come from to
make the dash for liberty?
Our idea of nothing at all is the
gentleman who rises early, struts in
to the bawthroom with his little curl
ing iron and curls his mustache.
At Bloomington, Ind., a severe
storm b.sw in and ripped down a
large circus tent and wrecked the
seats. Evidently the excitement, as
well as the circus, was intense.
Gov. Dunne has refused to com
mute sentence of Evelyn Arthur See,
high priest of the "Absolute Life"
cult, who was sent to the pen for the
abduction of Mildred Bridges. Cheer
up, Evelyn, many a shoemaker has
won "out" by sticking to th' last.
Sulzer out, Murphy to Frawley.
Loud kicks against the decision.
Glynn now at bat.
Growers charge that the Chicago
market lets foods rot. Considering
the number of poor in the city who
barely have a meal a day there is a
lot of humanity in that NOT.
Gosh! Vincent Astor has organiz
ed a fire department. We .didn't know
he had anything to burn but money.
Mr. Hearst, please note: "If your
goin' t' sing your own praises you'd
better learn to play your own ac
companiments." On a new brand of shaving cream
a notice on the box says: "No Mug
Required." What the dickens is a
fellow going to shave.
We saw a lady on the street the
other day who was terribly thin
probably partly caused by the tight
ness to which she kept her corset
pulled. This is a tip for the city
sealer. We think she was way off
on weight and measure.
A feature of the Electric Club's
picnic at Shermerville Thursday was
a "slit skirt race." Mrs. L. C. Jones
won by a "slit"
It may not be so, but we'll bet every
baseball team has a Cy and a Rube.
It's the hand that used to rock the
cradle that rocks the London shop
Lester Brown was fishing at
Columbus, O., and caught a snake
wearing a diamond ring tight around
its neck. Maybe the son-of-a-gun
And, say Lester! What portion- of
a snake is the neck. It all looks like
it to us.
Asked to announce a day for pub
lic prayer for rain, Gov. Hodges of
Kansas says he believes in prayer
but not in the case of drouth or flood.
Maybe Hodges is a blizzard prayer
A Los Angeles cigarmaker has
been fined $10 for following an X-ray
gown to see what was in it. This
near-sightedness is an awful afflic
tion. Aviator Masson is reported taken
by Huerta's men. Now, what would
you do to a fellow who had for
months been trying to drop bombs
on you? Yes. So would we.
King George's speech to parlia
ment was "colorless," 'tis announc
ed. Very likely. There hasn't been
much color about George since the
women folks got after him.
California is on a better financial
footing than ever before in her his
tory. Has $18,000,000 cash on hand.
Comes from letting women take a
hand in it
With a nice little corner in corn,
Jim Patten says he's ready to pay
another $4,000 fine for 'cornering
food stuffs. Jim is one of the fellows
who appreciate the difference be
tween $4,000 for fines and $500,000