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THE DAY BOOK
N. R COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
SOol SO. PEOHIA ST. CniCAQO, ILU
T-;-fc-.- Editorial, Monroe 353
leiepnOneS Circulation, Monroe 3SM
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago,
SO cents a Month. B7 Mail, United
States and Canada, $3.00 a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
21 lpH, at the postoffice at Chicago.
111.', 'under the Act of March 2, 1878.
GOT A PUNCTURE You've often
seen Big Business crucify or draw
and quarter the little fellow, but
when Big Business tries to nail a
big bank to the cross you ought to
make a record of it, and here's an
The "Spreckels interests" have
been running the fair little city of
San Diego, body and soul, from can
yon to ocean beach, from 'way up
high on the electric light mast to
'way down low in the water pipes.
John D. Spreckels "made the town"
and it was his'n, morally, politically
But one time recently "the Spreck
els interests" got up a petition calcu
lated to "railrpad" out jitney oppo
sition to Spreckels' street railway
profits and asked one Wilmot Grif
fiss, assistant to President Julius
Wangenheim of the Bank of Com
merce & Trust Co., one of the solid
and popular concerns of the city, to
sign it Griffiss refused because he
thought that the jitney men ought
to have a fair hearing.
"The Spreckels interests" left
Griffiss' presence, very indignant that
a mere business man should have
opinions and not lick the Spreckels
boot promptly on demand, and later
on demanded that President Wan
genheim discipline Griffiss. But Ju
lius not only refuse dto put Ills' as
sistant on the frying pan, but had
euine and soul enough to refuse also
to sign that petition. Treason! Her
esy! Denial of the rights of the cre
ator of San Diego!
Now "the Spreckels interests"
have sold their stock in Wangen
beim's bank, transferred all their
accounts to other banks and unin
tentionally given the Bank of Com
merce a clean bill of health, incor
ruptibility and impartiality by an
nouncing that it was the only bank
in which not one signature was got
ten for that infamous petition.
Big "Business busted a tire. Pur
chasers snapped up Spreckels' Bank
of Commerce stock and business is
booming for Julius better than ever.
But it was a real cute effort at "Rule
or Ruin." Now, wasn't it?
MADDER THAN EVER. Thirty
years ago, on Jan. 2, 1886, M. Pas
teur of Paris, France, inoculated four
children from Newark, N. J., with his
newly-discovered serum at his labor
atory in Paris. The world watched
with bated breath while the children
passed the crucial period which
would indicate .that they were to es
cape the dread malady. When they
did many a fervent -prayer of thanks
was sent aloft for the great discovery
which M. Pasteur had given to man
kind.' Now, a third of a century later, hy
drophobia rages throughout the old
world, a malignant, virulent form of
rabies. The Pasteur remedy is im
potent; all the discoveries of science
set at naught For humanity itself,
is mad blood mad. And thus doth
the world move backward.
Those Albanians seem to be about
the most willing and cheerful scrap
pers in Europe. They are always
ready to take a crack at any head
that bobs up, be it Austrian, Serbian,
Bulgarian or Italian. Reminds us of
ol' Zapata down in Southern Mex.
Ford's name is to go on Michigan':
presidential ticket It is a long, co' '
winter for Mr. Bryan's dove of nea
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