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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
600 SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, IM
rr , , Editorial. KouM 333
lelepnones circulation, Monroe 383
SUBSCRIPTION By OuTler in Chicago.
- 30 cents a Month. Br Mail. United
States-and Canada, S3 00 a Tear.
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1114. at the poatoffice at Chicago,
I1L. tinder the Act of March 3, 1878.
A BIGGER ARMY. We seem to be
beaded sure for a bigger navy, and
along with it probably a much bigger
army. First there will be appropria
tion for a bigger navy, and then a
bigger army to go along with it Al
ready we have a training camp where
business and .professional men are to
be made over into army officers, with
another training camp of the same
sort on the way.
Then will come the bigger prob
lem to train privates to fight under
Up to date we have placed our de
pendence on a volunteer army, with
the state militia as the only training
school outside of the regular army.
But because of the state militia hav
ing been converted into an army of
strikebreakers, hostility has devel
oped against it that has made it more
and more difficult to persuade work
ingmen to enlist and take the train
ing that may some day make them
perfectly good gun-fodder.
It doesn't appear to be hard work
to get members of the employing
class to train for officers' jobs, but
even a whole lot of perfectly trained
officers wouldn't be worth much
without privates to obey orders and
carry the guns.
We simply can t get along without
workingmen for privates. And that
means that something will have to be
done mighty soon to get the state
militia out of the strike-breaking
t business or well have to abandoa
that arm of the service as a training
school for soldiers.
Imagine the workingmen of this
country falling all over one another
to enlist to fight alongside the mili
tiamen of West Virginia, Michigan,
Massachusetts, Colorado and other
states where the mililia have been
helping the Rockefellers and their
business pals shoot workers into
The first state that outlaws the use
of the state militia as a strike-breaking
agency will be the first to find the
working class ready and willing to
take its place in the ranks of any
army for defense.
TEDDY'S BLOOD PRESSURE..
A lawyer would call this hearsay, but
I got it from a man who got it from
a doctor who had doctored Teddy
Roosevelt The doctor told the man
who told me that Teddy's normal
blood-pressure was much higher
than the blood-pressure of the rest
of us average humans and hence that
Teddy just couldn't help being stren
uous. When the ordinary man works up
an abnormal blood pressure he gets
excited and does things he wouldn't
do with normal pressure. But
Teddy's pressure though normal for
him would be abnormal for the ordi
nary man, and hence Teddy's brain
works at high pressure all the time
and he simply can't keep still to
save his neck.
So it's Teddy's normal disposition
to hustle around and do things
strenuously, while the rest of us only
get worked up now and then.
This explanation for Teddy's ted
dyness appears to be about as good
as any. I don't care if he. runs again.
It may be in the blood.
SCHOOL LANDS I don't know
how much money has been stolen,
legally, from the school children of
Chicago through crooked manipula
tion of school lands, but I imagine-i
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