National Affairs: Chicago's Ditch

Chicagoans who like nothing better than a good noisy demonstration at "the depot" had a splendid one last week. In came a train bearing a burly moose of a man with hands, feet and a smile which any politician might envy. And that was what he was, a politician, onetime Mayor William Hale Thompson of Chicago, now chairman of the Illinois waterways commission. He had come from Washington and when the brass bands had followed him to a hotel he shouted, "Let them come in!"

Curious idlers who wondered why they had tagged along,...

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