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But this cost falling on 11,000,000
taxpayers works out at $1.50 per
capita the cheapest insurance
against war that could be devised.
For remember, when the close of the
civil war left the United States with
a body of 3,000,000 trained men
there was no country in Europe will
ing to try conclusions with such an
MRS. SAM INSULL HOITY-TOITY
OVER HELLO GIRL'S FLIV
Out in Libertyville everybody
knows everybody, else, and, as is
usual in small communities, tele
phone users are inclined to make
calls by name rather than number.
This story has just come to light:
Samuel Insull has a country home
on the edge of Libertyville. A broth
er of his was out there one day. The
brother picked up a phone receiver'
and said: "Gimme Sam Insull's house
ah, number sixty "
The operator plugged in on 60, and
asked: "Is this Sam Insull's home?"
A woman's voice it was Mrs.
Samuel Insull replied indignantly:
"No, it is not Sam Insull's home. It
is Mr. Samuel Insull's."
"Beg pardon," said the operator.
She withdrew the plug, opened an
other key and spoke again to Insull's
"There must be a mistake," she
said. "He doesn't live at that num
The incident has since been the
subject of voluminous, diplomatic
correspondence between the Insull
family and B. E. Sunny, president of
the Chicago Telephone Co.
o o .
" Springfield. Cook county Repub
lican leaders and Att'y Gen Brun
dage held conference. Understood
terms of peace were reached between
Brundage neutrals and Thompson
Washington. Sec'y of interior
gave senate report favoring turnine
Indiana dunes into federal park. J
ALL RIGHT! LET 'EM DROP
Wholesale food prices will take a
slump today, both commission men
qnd grocers predict. We'll feel the
effect of the market's break starting
today. Butter, eggs and potatoes are
slated to decline. Commission men
declare no dealer Should charge more
than 40 cents for eggs now.
GET FENDERS, MEN!
Chief of Police Herman Schuettler
yesterday was advised by the cor
poration counsel's office to make ar
rests of auto truck owners unless
they equip their machines with fend
ers required under ordinance by the
Mezereon Jrs. 28, Crane A. C. 3.
Naomi A. C. 37, Tennyson 27.
Bessemer 17, Ogden Sharks 13.
Baltimore. Bethlehem Steel Co.
contracts to build two 10,000-ton
ships for Cunard line. Two similar
Cunard ships to be built by Sun Co..
WHAT HAS BECOME
fiT WAS 4 v V)
(yesterday J -
THE FELLOW WrtO hIAD
A DOG, -AND DIDNT
ET3AG HIM up ? I