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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 10, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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MERELY COMMENT
Chicago business men are leading
the nation in the game of grabbing
off dollars while Europe is in the hell
of war.
They wouldN:apitalize the misery
of our brothers in -Europe.
But, then, "business is business."
And the American shipping trust
and financial ghouls of WaU street
are moulding public opinion.
And getting ready to put over that
old ship subsidy.
If Uncle Sam is firoiner to Dut anv
money into ships, let him buy them
himself and sail them, too.
If we are going to have a new mer
chant marine, let the people own it.
Instead of placing the blame for
war on one of the kings, why not
place it on ALL of them the king
trust.
If State's Attorney Hoyne can pre
vent the food trust from using war
as an excuse for robbing the people
here in Chicago, he will be doing
something worth while.
When the war news says any king
is leading his army, it doesn't mean
he is out in front where bullets can
get at him.
You can gamble he is leading his
army from a safe spot in the rear,
out of range of the enemy's guns.
There would be something to it if
uvery maie niemDer or uniropean roy
alty were put on the firing line in the
front rank.
A king who claims to rule by di
vine right and hold his commission
direct from God oughtn't to be afraid
of such mortal things as lead bullets.
If the bullets saw his sacred per
son they would probably go around
him and pick out a working soldier.
Have you noticed that "business"
as usual is out for the dough?
The world would be better off if
every battleship afloat were sunk to
the bottom of the sea.
The Deonle nrobahlv wouldn't ho
mutts enough to build any more of I
'em.
War rumor Daron Munchausen is
said to be writing war news from Eu
rope for the papers. Likewise An
anias. This is a great year for war liars.
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LOOKS LIKE THEY'LL LEVY WAR
TAX IN UNITED STATES
Washington, Aug. 10. Although
the United States is at peace, legisla
tive leaders today admitted levying of
a "war tax" is inevitable. Prospects
that the European conflict will be
prolonged and that it will materially
reduce, for years to come, the im
ports of this country, make it neces
sary to adopt emergency measures
for the raising of revenue.
Majority Leaer Underwood, author
of the new tariff law, admits that the
falling off in the imports from Europe
will be such thatxCongress must be
gin to think of other means of bring
ing in money.
Underwood said today that definite
plan had been considered, but the
impression in legislative circles is
that a stamp tax will be imposed as
in the SpanisS-American war.
Whisky, beer and tobacco, certain
ly, and possibly checks, mortgages
and other legal documents will most
likely be penalized for revenue raising
purposes.
Detroit, Mich. At least two Amer
ican women were trapped in the city
of Mulhausen, Alsace-Lorraine when
that town was captured by the
French.
They were Mrs. Harrison Geers of
Detroit, wife of the counsel general
of the Grand Trunk Railroad, and her
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wife of Baron Von Urff, second in W
command of the German forces
which occupied the city.
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KEEN FOR SPORT I
"Do you enjoy baseball?"
"Very much. I think it's splendid
fun to watch the popcorn man catch
the nickels that are thrown to him."
Detroit Free Press.

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