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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
800 S. PEOHIA ST. CHICAGO, IL.Ii.
Tplpnhanp Editorial, Monroe 353
J. ViayilVllva cTMtm, Monroe 3S36
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chi
cago, 30 cents a Month. By Mail.
United States and Canada, $3.00 a
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914, at the postofiice at Chicago.
III., under the Act of March 3, 1S78.
COP MURDERS. Crooks' disre
"spect for Chicago's police force was
plainly shown last Friday afternoon
in the murder of Policeman Bror
Johnson. The slaying of the officer
was done boldly, before hundreds of
passers-by and in broad daylight.
The answer in a nutshell to the
killing of Johnson is found in the
records of other murders of police
men in Chicago.
Since 1914 there have been an evend
dozen other policemen murders. In
the thirty-five years previous to 1914 1
the police records show 55 murders
Of the men conqerned in the mur
ders since January, 1914, two have
been sent up for life and two sen
tenced to the reformatory at Pontiac.
The others have either been acquit
ted, are still at large or their cases
Previous to 1914, for thirty-five
years, the average was less than two
per year. Since that time the aver
age has bee nbetter than six per year.
It is all on the increase.
There are plenty of reasons for the
increase, outside of the fact that
crooks can look at the records and
feel pretty safe of getting away after
pulling off a cop murder.
' When a strike is on in Chicago,
sluggers and gunmen are brought in.
When the strike is settled they are
thrown out of a job and turned loose
girls and slug men for money while
on strike duty, will do anything
along the crime line.
At the close of the recent garment
workers' strike slews of huskies in
the gunmen and slugging line were
thrown out of jobs in Chicago. When
they need the wherewith to eat, why
won't they turn to crime and mur
der? When business bosses hire gun
men and sluggers they are slapping
Chicago in the face. They are bring
ing more murders, etc, into town.
How long is the six-cop murders a
year record going to hold up?
BRIEF AND TO THrPOINT
A publisher is credited with a
unique criticism of a storyteller who
had begun promisingly but soon de
generated into the lowest type of
"This gentleman's biography," said
the publisher, "can be comprised
within two questions and answers
r " 'How did -he begin writing?'
" 'With a wealth of thought'
" 'How did he continue?'
" 'With a thought of wealth.' "
(Ul&HT-HOUSe KEEPR OM
Tri SAHARA DESeRT
on. Chicago. The men who will insult 1