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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER,
604 SO. PEORIA ST, CHICAGO, ILU
T;t- Editorial, Ksaroc SS3
JelepflOneS CIreotatia.. Monroe 381
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier to Chicago,
30 cents a Month. By Mn United
States and Canada, tX.01- a Tear.
Entered ag second-class matter April
21 1914. at the poatottlce at Chicago,
I1L, under the Act" or March 3, 1879.
WHO WILL SOLVE THIS PROB
LEM? Peaches, apples; pears and
vegetables are rotting on the ground
this fall and ever fall in every sec
tion of this country.
' And in the city markets they are
"three-for-ten-cents," and -whole
families are suffering for want of
There are hundreds of bushels 'of
peaches left to rot because it doesn't
pay the farmers to market them. "
They've sent shipment after ship
ment for charity.
They've turned in the hogs and
the hogs have had their filL
A mountain is left
They'll lie there and rot because
the producer would make no profit
if he sent them to the city and there
is nobody to take them away as a
Not only in western and south
western, states, but in New York,
Ohio and Michigan thousands of
bushels of fruit and vegetables are
wasted every year.
In Oklahoma, Colorado and Ore
. gon they give them away to any
body who will come and get them.
A shipper in Mesa county, Colo.,
made a profit of $1.17 off one carload.
T,hat was his pay for his season's
work in the orchards after his -helpers,
the freighters and express com
panies had been paid. ,
Worthless on the farm; "threedfor
ten" in the city.
Simply because our haphazard
scheme of transportation and mar
keting makes it impossible to get the
fruit to the eater at a fair profit at all.
. Who is the genius who will solve
the probleni of
From the producer to the consumer?
THE BROKER KNOWS.BETTER.
In an effort to shoo the eager
lambs away from the Wall street
shearing pen, Wm. Sherer, head of
the N. Y. clearing house, says:
"Ask the broker who shows you
how to make $30 for $10 why he
doesn't keep the investment for him
self." Ask any promoter of a get-rich-quick
proposition such a question
and you corner him.' Eve, if we re
member rightly, neglected to ask
Satan to first take a bite out of that
apple, and many of her children have
lost by following her example in not
making the tempter sample his own
goods. During the past weeks of
hysteria in Wall street the brokers
have been raking off between $1,000,-
000 and $1,500,000 m commissions
weekly. They risk nothing. They get
rich quick on a sure thing.
But neither these facts nor all the
warnings that can be given will re-,
duce the number of sheep at the
shearing. Speculation in Wall street
is a sort of insanity and it can be
successfully treated only by meth
ods brought to bear upon other
forms of insanity. If, in our time,
there were a Tree of Forbidden Fruit,
with a 40-foot Satan curled around
it, there would be a struggling crowd
of people under it, clubbing off the
apples, until society sensibly cut
down the tree.
Londoners don't appreciate- the
German Zeppelins making so many
calls before even the first one is re
turned. . .",.., i
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