THE DAY BOOK
At D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
COO SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
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INNOCENT BYSTANDINC The
law doesn't permit judicial murder of
a man who commits burglary. The
law can't kill a man for being sus
pected of burglary. But a policeman
can kill either a burglar or a sus
pect if he tries to run away from the
cop. And if an innocent bystander
happens to get in the way of a bul
let from a policeman's gun when said
bullet is fired at a fleeing suspect
why, very likely, it isn't murder at
all. Merely an unfortunate happen
stance. And too often the innocent
bystander is more apt to be killed
than the man aimed at. Why do
cops carry revolvers, anyhow?
A GREAT TRIBUTE.-Judge Kick
ham Scanlan has the unbounded con
fidence of the working class of Chi
cago, not only because of his friendly
attitude tQward that class, but also
because of his broad human sym
pathy. When the street" railway men
chose him to represent them on the
arbitration board, and he found he
couldn't well serve, he suggested
Maclay Hoyne, state's attorney, and
in his letter of recommendation said:
"I fully appreciate the great im
portance of this arbitration to the
men and their families, and the ne
cessity for care in the selection of
the, member of the board that is to
represent the employes. I feel cer
tain, however, that I can name a per
son who will, beyond the shadow of a
doubt, fully and fairly represent the
employes if he is selected. The man '
I have in mind is absolutely honest
and above price. He possesses cour
age of a high order. Improper in
fluence, no matter how subtle, will"
not affect him in the slightest. His
erperience, character, force and abil- -ity
make him an ideal person for the
That tribute from a big man like'
Kickham Scanlan is compensation;
enough for all the hours and effort
Maclay Hoyne will put in battling for
justice for the street railway em
ployes. Most men get such praise
only after they are dead.
Chicago and New York restaurant
prices are 30 per cent higher than
those of London; and Berlin, "starv
ing," is serving 8-cent table d'hote
meals. The American restaurant men ;
explain thit this is due to the higher
wages in America and then demand
that the waiters subsist upon tips.
Those young fellows you see hus--tling
along the street looking wor-
ried are the new crop of college grad-
uates seeking business men who arei
willing to award jobs to persons who
ran 100 yards in 10 seconds and
jumped 6 feet 2 inches. '
Gen. Kitchener said he would have,
his new army ready in the spring.:
Perhaps this is what made the season
Marconi has been made a lieuten-
ant in the Italian army. We hope,
that if he gets hit at all it will be b
a woundless bullet
The thing we can't understand
about the Frank case is how a Georg-
ian can get so excited during the wa
Britain plans now to borrow!
$5,000,000,000. Some day some one
will ask about the security. f
You can always tell an optimist!
and a pessimist by watching the wayt
they open their eggs at breakfast, j
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