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(or a difference of about 22 cents on
each catalogue), thereby incidental
ly effecting a saving of $2,500,000 to
one mail order concern alone (Sears,
Roebuck Sz Co.), and in order to
make up that loss the government
reduced the pay ot.400 letter car
riers in Chicago. And""they blame all
this on the war across the ocean.
AN ANSWER. Editor Day Book:
Will you please explain why one can
hear much farther on a lake than on
land. Mrs. I. C. Mac.
When some one calls to you across
a lake or a river the voice will sound
much clearer than if it came the same
distance across the land.
And this is the reason: Sound is
composed of waves of different
length, transmitted through the air.
If these waves strike such obstacles
as trees, houses or hills they break
and their progress is interrupted.
On a lake or large body of water
the surface is unbroken, and because
the sound waves come to you unbrok
en by obstacles they are clearer and
louder than if they had been inter
rupted by trees, houses or other objects.
THE CAPITALISTIC SYSTEM
Many readers of The Day Book have
stated opinions of the biggest fake.
I think the biggest fake is the capi
talistic system, and all the other
fakes are merely an offspring of that
If you will publish my opinion in
your valuable paper, kindly publish
my full name and address. Charles
Singer, 826 S. Winchester av.
Great is the franchise cinch! "In
dividual initiative," as represented by
the jitney, has been killed off at
Ogden, by high license and high in
demnity bonds. The folks will now
hang on straps, once more.
You see mighty few pointed-toed
footprints on file sands of time.
2,346 bottles of "Kopp's Baby's
Friend" was confiscated by the Unit
ed State government yesterday. The
government charges the medicine,
which is recommended for teething
babies, is 8.82 per cent alcohol and
one-eighth of a grain of morphine
sulphate to a fluid ounce.
The government will prosecute the
firm for a violation of the food and
drugs act. It is charged that the in
gredients of the "soothing syrup"
help to increase the infant mortality
Large quantities of this med
icine were found in the possession of
the following firms: Fuller-Morrison
Co., 310 W. Morrison sL; Peter Van
Schaack & Sons, 114 W. Lake st, and
the Humiston-Keeling Co., 312 W.
"Sir, are you a successful tiller of
"Well, sir, to what do you attribute
"Better ask my old woman. I'm
only the tiller, but-she's at the helm."
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