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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 06, 1915, GARMENT WORKERS' SPECIAL EDITION, Image 25',
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THE DAY BOOK
N. IX COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
BOO SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO. ILU
T.n-.0 Editorial, Hearwe au
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago,
20 oantt a Month. Br Mall. United
States and Canada. JS.0 & Tear.
Entered a second-clais matter April
21, 1914, at toe poitofIlc at Chicago.
HI, under tie Act or Marc a 1, 1ST8.
"JIM" MANN AND ROOT. Minor
ity Leader "Jim" Mann favors Elihu
Root for the Republican nomination
for president He said so t'other day
in a speech before the Hamilton club.
Yes, it is the same Mr. Root who pre
sided at the last Republican conven
tion in such impolite way as to offend
the sensibilities of a man named
Roosevelt; the same Mr. Root who
bossed the writing of a proposed new
constitution for New York. The vot
ers of that state liked the new con
stitution so well that on last Tuesday
they defeated it by humpty hundreds
The Hon. Mr. Mann could write a
fine help wanted ad for president
were the job to be filled through the
columns of the Trib. or the News.
Here are the qualifications a presi
dent should have:
"Under ordinary conditions any
man can fill the office of president
When the country is under normal
surroundings it does not take a very
wise man to do what he is told by
some of his friends outside, but the
next president must be a leader of
men and the leader of the nation he
must not take his orders from the
Most of this sounds like an attempt
an the congressman's part to justify
his support of Mr. Taft three years
ago. The part after the dash looks
like a subtle shot at T. R., whose
kitchen cabinet was famous. After
cogitating about the Hon "Jim
Mann we opine that "under ordinarj
conditions" any man can fill the of
fice of .Republican minority leader.
. . ran .,madehMannfBce hr hi
TOO HANDY WITH THEIR GUNS
In Los Angeles last week two
boys, aged 17 and 19 respectively,
were martally wounded by one bullel
fired by a policeman wha "shot in th
air" to frighten them. Though it ap
pears that both lads have bad rec
ords, there is no evidence to show
that at the time the officers sought
to apprehend them they had been
guilty of any act for which they were
subject to arrest
The practice of officers of the law
firing on suspects has grown so com
mon that it presents a public menace.
If there is a law which technicalla
justifies it no law can make it mori
ally right then there is one law oq
our statutes that i& obnoxious and
should be repealed. If there is no.
law, then those officers who take life
in this manner are guilty of man
slaughter and should be punished aa
an example. Life is held too cheap,
in this west of ours. We are not dis
posed to make any more difficult the.
already hard enough tasnvthe police
have in enforcing the law.
Still it were better than a thousand
guilty ene6 escape than' that one in
nocent man be sacrificed. We hope,
that the Los Angeles tragedy wfil re
suit in widespread agitation which
will put a summary stop to the reck
less use of firearms by officers of the
law, thus pardaUy atoning for the
needless slaughter of two youths. It
is a reprehensible practice; a horrible
practice. Weed it out!
The Germans have taken Kragu
yevatz, but to a mere American it
would seem it would take a goat to
keep it down.
I It isn't good form to wear diamonds
in the daytime," says our fashion ed
itor. WeH, we don't Moreover, wo
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