STATES & CITIES: Show Boat

STATES & CITIES

Some 20 little towns on the Illinois, Mississippi and Ohio Rivers were the scenes of a strange visitation last week. With a hoot—toot, toot! the steamboat Cape Girardeau appeared, swung a wide circle on the muddy waters and churned its broad nose upstream against the slippery chocolate bank. Whereupon a brass band aboard the Cape Girardeau let go full blast. And the voice of a choking giant began to croak through amplifiers: "—Good roads—used to peddle milk in Kankakee—in his own ward he got 700 votes against but 25 for...

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