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TO PROBE DISPOSAL OF THE
BODIES OF THE P.OOR
Public ODinion mav forrp.-an inves-
W tigation of the disposal of the bodies
of the friendless poor "who die in the
County Hospital. ""
Robert Catherwood, president of
the county civil service commission,
and County Agent Joseph Meyer are
about to probe the matter.
It is said that employes of the
County Hospital have been selling the
bodies to the Illinois Demonstrators"
Ass'n. for $2 each, and putting the
money in their own pockets.
The Illinois Demonstrators' Ass'n
In turn sells the bodies to various
medical schools for a price ranging
from $25 to $75.
Catherwood is determined to find
out what becomes of the money paid
to the county employes.
An act of the legislature created
the Demonstrators' Ass'n. for the
purpose of distributing them to the
It is said that if a relative wishes
to claim any of the dead bodies after
they have been sold hy the county it
is necessary to pay $9.
JOHN GOT HIS'N
"John," said the manager to the
liveried official whose duty it was to
stand all day at the door and usher
customers in, "you've now been in
our service for 20 years."
"And you've always been prompt
and honest. In fact, I may say,
you've earned for the firm thousands
"I've always done my best, sir," re
plied John, respectfully, touching his
"And now, John, we're going to do
something for you."
"Thank you, indeed, sir!" cried the
"Yes, John," continued, the man
ager, "we propose to allow you to
wear five stripes of gold braid upon
your sleeve instead of three!"
FAREWELL, STRAW LID
How dear to iny head
Is the- fit of my straw hat,
The straw hat I've worn
Every day ofthis year.
I well know it's faded,
Through rain it's paraded;
All summer it's. rested
Upon my left ear.
That Weather-worn straw hat,
That wrinkled old straw hat,
That poor bandless straw hat
Is doomed now to die.
"Yep, I lost 160 pounds last!
"Do tell! How'd it happen?"
"My wife left me."
Increasing cloudiness with show
ers tonight or Saturday; warmer to
night; cooler Saturday;- moderate
southerly winds tonight shifting to
northwes Saturday, and increasing