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THE DAY BOOK
K D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER,
500 SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
- , . Editorial, llonrse .153
lelepnoneS Circulation, Monroe StUfl
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
30 oents a Month. By Mall. United
States and Canada. $5.00 a Year.
Entered, as second-class matter April
21, 1914. at the postofllce at Chicago,
111., under the Act of March 3, 1879.
TRUE POINTERS FOR THE
MAYOR. Mayor Mitchel of New
York is off for Wyoming to hunt
grizzly bears and the New York
World gives him this:
"Bruin is not savagely combative
except when at bay or wounded."
Such information is perfectly sui
cidal. It shows the stupendous New
York ignorance of the grizzly bear,
and before that young man who rep
resents the dignity, political influence
and bond-selling power of the me7
tropolis puts his Altman patent
leathers down in warm imprints of
any grizzly bruin it is our duty to
post him much better on the disposi
tion of that object of his search and
methods of finding him, for sure'
death is staring at him with wide
open mouth if he follows that mis
erable New York edtor's pointers.
Hunting the true Wyoming grizzly
Bruin is simple and easy for a mayor.
All a mayor who has los a Wyoming
grizzly bear has to do is to go out in
the brush and call out in frank, ring
ing tones that he would like a bear.
Pretty soon a grizzly bear will come
gently sauntering along the sunlit,
leafstrewn path, plucking off the wild
gooseberries as he approaches, for
the true Wyoming grizzly always
likes a tart salad. with his mayors.
Nearer and nearer bruin will ap
proach, if the mayor can't outrun
him, and he will, when close enough,
smile with a mouth that would start
a three-minute nightmare in a drunk
en councilman, and he will even open
his arms, eager with fondness for
mayors, or aldermen, or boards of
health or such, to embrace the hunt
er. Indeed, instances are rare when
it is necessary to aid the true Wyo
ming grizzly in the hunting at all.
Granting that he is within hearing
distance of the call, the hunting may
confidently be left to him.
We can say, without equivocation
and upon conviction based upon tes
timony of a few brave souls who have
sought to hunt the grizzly bruin, that
Mayor Mitchel, if really looking for
a "savagely combative" grizzly, need
not trouble to corner or wound one.
That would be an unseemly waste of
effort or gunpowder and the bear
wouldn't like it, very likely. Let the
mayor rely upon our plan just go
out and let a grizzly learn that a New
Yorker is after grizzlies. Of course,
if the grizzly who responds is not
"savagely combative" enough, Mayor
Mitchel can call another one. At this
time of the year they usually respond
in pairs, anyhow.
There was a big fuss about nam
ing Prexy Wilson's first grandchild
and the second got 20 lines in the
papers. The editors probably decid
ed that if those Wilson girls are going
to make a habit of it it .ceases to he
Old Bert Taylor of the Chicago
Tribune confesses that all the good
Ford stories were printed first in his
column. What's the penalty, mates?
All right, out with the plank, boys!
This is the season of the year when
the college graduate commences t6
study the ratio of the visible supply
of bread and butter to the demand for
Astronomers declare Mellish's
comet has broken up. Probably the
kaisjer is to blame.
Perhaps lialy hesitated on thJ
verge so long the ( verge wore out. J