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THE DAY BOOK
N. IX COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
600 80. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
rr , i Editorial, Monro 333
letepnOneS circulation. Konroe 3S23
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago,
SO cent a Month. Br Mall. United
States and Canada, SJ.DO a Year.
Entered a second-clais matter April
:i, 1914. at the postoftice at Chicago,
I1L. under the Act of March 3, 1879.
DOESN'T STAGGER US. We are
told that the American merchant ma
rine has been dealt "a staggering
blow" by the Pacific Mail Steamship
Co., which will change its registry
from American to British, with Van
couver or Victoria, B. C, as head
quarters, instead of San Francisco.
The reason for the change is Uncle
Sam's new seamen's legislation. By
becoming British this company
avoids "safety first" requirements,.
can get chief navigators at ?150 per
month, instead of the Americans at
$275, and put in crews of Chinese
We don't know how much this will
stagger the American merchant ma
rine. We don't have to risk our life
with ocean navigators at canal boat
wages, backed by a noble crew of
Chinese or scummy Lascars, but if
the American merchant marine has
got to stagger or have these things,
let her stagger.
MORE PAY FOR MACK! We now
have a clear view of Mr. W. L. Mac
kenzie King, imported from Canada
by Rockefeller to deal with our so
cial and industrial affairs in connec
tion with the Rockefeller moneybags.
"The will and conscience of young
Mr. Rockefeller is more powerful in
Colorado than any other force that
can be brought to bear at this time."
It js very toe exhibition of boot
licking and shows that Mackenzie is
up to his job. He took no chances
by saying that it was the money-pull
of young Mr. Rockefeller or that it
was young Mr. Rockefeller's social
and industrial influence. "The will
and conscience" tickles the whole
Rockefeller family. It pleases to dis
cover that one has a conscience, even
if one has to hire a foreigner to make
We suggest the appropriateness of
raising the pay of Mackenzie. His
employers can affofdltf an$3Eb"eir em
ploye shows that he knows flunkey
ism to a fare-ye-weU. Even the young
Rockefeller laborer is worthy of his
Italy's decision that any corre
spondent sending out war news shall
be sentenced to two years in prison
is drastic Had other European gov
ernments enforced such a law sev
eral correspondents would have had.
to serve at least three minutes.
We are ready to accept wagers at
the customary odds of 6 to 5 and
take your choice that Harold Mc
Grath beats George Barr McCutch
eon to writing a novel with San Ma
rino as the scene.
That war spirit certainly is wide
spread. Some niinoisans released 100
doves of peace carrying messages of
love and good will and now complain
that someone .shot and ate 40 of
The 17-year-old locust is an
nounced to arrive this summer; add
ing a little to the present gaiety of
Gee! If this war ends this year,
think what chance a soldier will have
next, which is leap year!
When we say a fellow has more
money than friends we state both the
fact and the reason.
It's of no use to visit New York
now; the Eden Musee is bankrupt.
We trust Demon Rum fully realizes
Bryans xeslgnationj. 1