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iV. 21 COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBUSHEB.
COO 10. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO. ILL.
Ctrcalatie. Mira S83S
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier in Chlcaa-o.
I or cent a Uonth. By Uall. United
Statea and Canada. is.00 a Tear.
Enticed aecond-cl&ia matter April
Jl, )U4, st the poatotlict at ChleatfO,
III., under the Act of March J, 1I7J.
ARE YOU WISE TO THE PICK
POCKET? Pocket picking is an an
It was supposed for a long time
that persons who pick pockets were
pushed to it by poverty. Touching
situations in dramas and novels were
built about the starving babes for
whose sake the hero or heroine
snatched a purse. The plot 'still
moves "movie" crowds.
But we ought to know better.
While the science of criminology has
roused us to justice for criminals, it
has also robbed us of much maudlin
-sympathy for some of them.
We know now that picking pockets
is a business for which a training
under experts is required. And we
ought to know that the profession
survives because society permits it
to do so, with the same carelessness
with which it lets germ disease exist
The pickpocket finds .his beat field
of operations in a crowd. Christmas
is his harvest season.
He knows that if we are Jostled
while waiting for a car we will jos
tle back when we ought to grasp
If two men scuffle in the street
we ought to look for the real sport
in the crowd where their confeder
ates are collecting watches.
When a newspaper-is pushed into
a jnan's face in a jammed car it is
time for him to locate his valuables,
not to become indignant.
But what is the etlquet, can any
one tell, when the pretty girl next Us
faints away? Are we to support her
with one hand only, while we clutch
our bill book with the other?
amazing are the wonders of
Sunday Mrs. D. R. Moon performed
an operation on a spring chicken
and discovered a double appendix
twins at It were. The operation was
a success, but the chicken died.
Friend, Neb., Sentinel.
ADVERTISING MEN! READ:
Workmen engaged in demolishing
the Grover Cleveland home at Cald
well, N. J., discovered a cigar which
had laid hidden in the rafters fifty
years. The finder smoked it and said
it was good.
He captured a rat under a barrel
one, as he supposed, but there were
two. While he was dispatching one
the other got scared and ran up
Jim's pants leg. It was no mean
trick to dislodge the enemy. Celina,
TOO HOT FOR rEM. '