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 - nights to forget their petty squabbles and...
nights to forget their petty squabbles and drown their differences in mugs of slowly sipped root beer or buttermilks Of ttlmes there is a parade from the Evanston club to the nearest fountain. The younger members, who have learned that it is a long way to the four-mile limit. Join their uncles snd fathers, and though they may have been tempted to Uke a little whisky and soda when in Chicago, they are content to sip their phosphates when In the quiet ot Evanston. In the past the soda fountains have exerted a great influence on the growth and development of the auburn. The campaigns ot William A. Dyche, Thomas Bates, James A. Patten, and John T. Barker, successive Incumbents of tho mayor's chair, have all been fonrht out with soda water. All these men belong to the sods-water clique, and whenever a candidate has come forward and suggested- that he could perhaps find something with a little more of a tang to it he has been promptly marked for defeat. Indeed, the soda fountain has come to be one of the fixed and powerful institutions of the suburb. , . : Gamkllas with. Sod Tickets. Half tho gambling in the suburb Is dona in soda water. This pernicious habit has. grown alarmingly, and has even affected tho ranks of the comely co-eds who make Northwestern university a lasting delight. One far-seeing soda-water man has even gono so far aa to invent a new drink aad christen it the "co-ed cocktail." "I'll bet yon a dollar's worth of Ice cream soda tickets," Is a banter frequently heard during heated periods In the suburb. Tha more wily politicians have not been slow to take advantage ot tho growth of the habit. Tbey know that it is always wise to hold their political conferences within signaling distance of a fountain, and It is strange, but true, that every political disaffection that has come about la Evanston hss resulted from soms meeting in which soda watsr played no part. It Is no uncommon thing to see half a dozea ot the best known suburbanites sested together around a table with assorted drinks before them. - Many men stop at the fountains while on their way to tho city to get a parting nip." and when the express trains reach the suburb la the evening there is a mad chase for the nearest fountain. At night the commuters bring out their families and regain them with the sizzling beverages. The citizens of Evanston trace their soda water habit back to tho founding of North

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 09 Aug 1903, Sun,
  3. Page 27

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