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we band together as, a nation and
cry: "Death from preventable dis
eases must be stopped!"
THE DAY BOOK
"N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER,
BOO SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
Clrcnlatlom, Htare 3838
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
30 centi a Month. By Man, United
Statei and Canada. JJ.oe a Year.
Entered as sccond-clasi matter April
XI, 1914, at the postoltic at Chicago,
111, under the Act of March 3, U7I.
SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND VIC
TIMS OF PEACE. We are stunned
with grief and horror when we stop
to think of the millions who are dy
ing on the battlefields in Europe.
It is so cruelly and wantonly need
less we cry out
It is tragic also that of a million
and a half men, women and children
who die yearly in the United States
600,000 die needlessly.
First of all, a quarter of a million-,
infants are taken J)y death before
they round out the first year of life.
Carried off without even the fighting
chance for life that the babes and
war orphans of Europe have.
Next, the children who escaped
the perils of infancy are exposed to
the attack of such communicable
and preventable diseases as diphthe
ria, scarlet fever, measles and
whooping cough.' They, too, die be
cause they are not given a fighting
Then an army of adults meet the
enemies, typhoid ever and tubercu
losis, and thousands of them die,
right here in our own "enlightened"
country through carelessness and Ig
norance. Isn't it time we of America mobil
ized effectively for Public Health?
We cry: "War must be stopped in
tne name 01 Humanity.
HOW WE SPEND OUR MONEY.
Some kind of an inquiry Is bound
to be started in congress this win
ter, the purpose being to find out
how the government came to be sad
dled with a postoffice site under six
feet of water in the city of Seattle.
The central figure of the inquiry is
likely to be Congressman Wm. E.
Humphrey of that city. The sec'y
of the treasury on his western trip
did some viewing of postoffice sites,
but when he came to view the one
in Seattle, not having a boat he had
to take a long distance view of it.
The site was under, six feet of water,
the overflow of Elliott bay, and it
was surrounded by a lovely growth
of cattails. The United States bought
this site during the Taf t administra
tion, while Humphrey was congress
man for this particular postal dis
trict, and it was presumably on Con
gressman Humphrey's recommenda
tion as well as that of a site inspector
(who is now separated from the
service) that the site was purchased
for $169,500. Anybody who will give
Uncle Sam half this sum for the bog
now will get a warm hand at Ass't
Sec'y Newton's office.
If every individual were taken at
his own valuation, hat concerns
would have to be remodeled into halo
The man who remains a bachelor
sooner or later realizes he has made
a mistake. So does the felow who
Laugh and the world, laughs with
you; sulk, and the world laughs at
Sarah Bernhardt sends word from
Prance that she sails for America in
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daunted." Although Sarah has lost
In the name of humanity why don't 1-a leg, you can't stump her.