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their jobs without any of the recom
pense stuff to help 'em along.
THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER,
600 SO. PEOIUA 8T. CHICAGO, It,I
T-7--.,...., Editorial, Menroe 333
lelepnOneS Circulation, Monro 383
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
SO oenta a Month. By Mall. United
States and Canada, $3.80 a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1814, at the postotfjoe at Chicago,
111., nnder the Act of March S, 1S79.
HOW ABOUT THE BARKEEP?
It is loudly proclaimed by the trust
press that the liquor men have won
a battle at Springfield through the
ruling of the liberal committee of the
house. After listening to Levy
Mayer, speaking for the "wets" of
Illinois, the committee ruled for a bill
which, summarized, provides, that in
the event of any voting unit city,
town or county going "dry," the
unit so voting shall recompense any
persons whose business of manufac
turing, distributing or selling intox
icating liquors shall be injured.
The claim was made that other
branches of business are protected
against confiscation without recom
pense, and that liquor men should not
be hit just because they happened to
be getting a living out of that busi
ness. Mayer, in his argument, claimed
that there are 100,000 honest, intelli
gent men and women who earn a
livelihood through some channel of
the liquor business.
All right! So much for the men and
women who are commonly called the
bosses in the liquor business.
Bust just where does the employe
In case of any city, town or county
going dry, hundreds or thousands of
hired help would be thrown out of
positions. Their way of making a
livelihood would be taken away from
them. They would be ousted Irom
Jitney bus drivers in Rock Island,
Moline and Davenport are forbidden
to talk back to patrons. We're going
there and spend $3. It has been our
ambition in life to talk back to a taxi
driver and we never dared.
Graves in Paterson, N. J., now cost
$25 to $29, according to length of the
coffin. By the Great Horned Spoon!
there's one high price you can beat
by being buried standing up !
Having read the London Times
carefully since the war started we
concur in the verdict of the court that
it is not guilty of printing any infor
mation about the war.
Pshaw! Just as we commence to
get over the war scare some fellow
has to come along and tell us there
is going to be a watermelon famine.
Germany is one vast truck garden,
says a cablegram. Well you can't
starve vegetarians by cutting off
They are not talking much peace
in Europe, but we notice two powers
are already framing alibis.
Surely this is a late spring; they
are waiting until mid-June to crown
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