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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
BOO SO. l'KOIUA ST. CHICAGO, ILI.
rr i t Editorial, Jlonroe 353
lelepnoneS circulation, Monroe 3838
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
30 cents a Month. By Mall. United
States, and Canada. $3.00 a Tear.
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914. at the postotflce at Chicago.
111., under the Act of March 3, 1879.
CARMEN AND JUDGES. Wed
nesday's issue of The Daily News
carries an editorial strongly booming
the proposed raise for judges of the
circuit and superior courts. The raise
is named in a bill now before the leg
islature. It calls for $12,000 a year
instead of the present $10,000.
"It is a good bill and ought to
pass," says The News. "Twelve thou
sand dollars is not too much to pay
a competent judge of the circuit or
The street car men of Chicago are
now fighting for an increase of an
average of four cents an hour. They
average, by the year, a little over a
thousand dollars. They are forced
to work at least ten hours a day, and
they haven't any leather-lounged,
soft-carpeted offices to spend a share
of their time. Theyare on the job
every minute of their working time.
The judges, whose pay The Daily
News wants raised from $10,000 to
$12,000 a year, have much shorter
The comparison in pay, if the
judges were granted the raise, would
be about a thousand a month for the
judges to a little over a thousand a
year to the street car men k
Have you noticed any editorial in
The News suggesting that the street
car men deserve their few cents an
hour increase? Neither have we.
WHAT IS IT? What is it when
the world agrees that anarchy is bet
ter than law?
What is it when public opinion
lauds coldblooded murder; praises
cruelty; scoffs at chivalry and deems
kindness and compassion weakness?
What is in when ruin becomes the
fever of civilization and when the
tearing down of the mighty works of
the ancients is estimable?
What is it that brings us to care
nothing for human or animal suffer
ing; that hardens our hearts to the
wail of widows and the cries of dying
What is it that abolishes all de
cency of custom; all reverence for
sanctity; all these things that man
has wrought out of chaos?
What is all this? Why, it's
SHORT ONES -
A Chicago child, four and a half
years old, never has heard ragtime
and her parents are striving to keep
it from her. We suggest an air-tight
cellar, submerged in deadened wool
cotton at the depth of 80 feet.
Lots of bombastic talk about free
dom of the seas. Time enough to free
the seas when the land is free front
tyranny of various kinds, including
kings, autocrats and militarism.
New York rules the street car com
panies shall furnish all passengers
with seats 17.78 inches wide. But
what are they going to do with the
burlesque chorus girls?
Von Bernstorff possibly wanted to
see President Wilson personally to
examine at short range the set of
We can hardly be expected to be
entirely neutral until after the May
wine and bock season endSj