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"Are ye boastin' er apologizin'?"-came back Casey 'quickly.
Mrs. John Bunny employed a new cook in her Brooklyn home recently.
John came in just as the girl was engaged.
"Are you a good cook?" asked Mr. Bunny.
"Yes," came the reply, "if Mrs. Bunny won't try to help me."
KICKS ON CURSINGS
Editor Day Book: Is there any
law governing the depth of street
curbs in this city? If not, there
should be some action taken in the
matter. Curbings seem to be built to
suit the erratic fancy of the builder,
for we find them a few inches high
and again a foot or two in depth. At
the northeast corner of Wabash ave
nue and 13th street there is one of
the latter variety, so deep that one
has to be hauled up as though climb
ing the Pyramids.
What is the reason for such an ab
surd curb on that corner? -It is most
dangerous. I saw an old man fall
there a few evenings ago and he was
badly hurt. Doubtless he is not the
only one who has fallen there. In
firm persons and children find it al
most impossible to climb this exces
sively high curbing. The curbings or
varied and uncomfortable heighths
are a disgrace to a "city beautiful."
H. F. L.
TO THE TAXPAYERS.
Editor 'Day Book The Chicago
Single Tax Club which favors every
thing that seems likely to benefit all
the people wishes through your es
timable paper to call the attention
of its readers to two practical mat
ters which voters will be called upon
to decide in the near future.
The first is the question of issuing
bonds by the county to the amount
of $2,000,000 for the improyement of
The second is the question of the.
acquisition of a large tract of forest
land in the vicinity or the city, val-
We wish to be understood as not
in absolute opposition to either of
these improvements, but desire to
call the attention of the people who
must vote for or against them to
the fact that when the improvements
are made they will add to the value
of the land adjacent to and in the
near vicinity of such improvements
a value equal to the cost of such im
provements. The pecuniary benefit
of all public improvements always
goes to the landowners affected by
To put the proposition in another
form, the voters are asked to vote a
tax upon all the people of the county
and the Forest Reserve District to
the amount of $17,000,000, which
tax will not benefit all those who pay
taxes, but will add to the value of
the neighboring lands a sum at least
equal to the cost of improvements
la view of this fact we would sug
gest that the issuing of such bonds
should be deferred until legislation
and constitutional amendments may
be secured which will permit the as
sessment of the cost of such im
provements upon the lands benefited
thereby, in exact proportion to the
benefit or added value received by
each lot or parcel of land which is
affected by such improvements.
Chicago Single Tax Club; Otto Cull
man, President; Es J. Battin, Busi
Impress upon the mind the sink
waste pipe was installed for carrying
off waste water not vegetable peel
ings, bits of paper, burnt matches or
Keep the wax-coated boxes in
ued at $15,000,000, to be used for which crackers are placed. They '
park purposes as the city grows. make excellent polishers for irons.