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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
600 S. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, IJLI
Tolonhnnoe Editorial. Monroe 353
J. VWfJIlunvl, cireuLtion. Monroe 3SS6
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chi
cago, 30 cents a Month. By Mall.
United States and Canada, 3 00 a
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914, at the postoffice at Chicago.
I1L. under the Act of March 3, 12179.
ARMY AND NAVY. Now that the
supreme court has held the income
tax to be constitutional the road to
sane preparedness ought to be easy
enough. Build a billion-dollar navy
.if the people want it, and make the
rich pay for it We would have plen
ty of revenue now for all government
purposes if the income tax law we
already have were enforced andth
multi-millionaire taxdodgers were
forced to pony up. And by increas
ing the sur-tax on incomes in excess
of $20,000 we could build a billion
dollar navy and not feel it But the
more navy we build the less army we
will need. If the big navy is to be
worth a durn it can keep hostile
troops off our grass, and we won't
need a big army to fight 'em.
That proposed increase in the reg
ular army isn't intended for foreign
foes, anyhow- The real purpose is
never advertised, because it wouldn't
look well in print. That purpose is
to have a big army of hired profes
sional soldiers stationed near our big
industrial centers to keep the work
ing class in subjection and shoot
them down of they strike for a living
Instead of being an army to pro
tect and preserve democracy, its pur
pose will be to prevent it.
And you know there are folks in
this glorious land of the free and
home of the brave who hope that
some day it will really become a de
mocracy, where the people will rule
All right for a big navy if the folks
want it and the rich pay for it, but
nix on any big standing army.
THE BOER AND INDIAN. Eng
land did the sensible thing, after van
quishing the Boers. She made them
self-governing and placed the prin
cipal ex-Boer leader in command of
the empire's own forces in South
The Boers, knowing their republics
were gone, made the best of it. They
accepted self-government and have
acquitted themselves in a manner to
win the respect of every other portion
of the British empire.
The United States Indian service
has duplicated England's Boer policy
in the case of a young Ute, Tse-ne-Gat,
or Everett Hatch, whose fight
for freedom caused the Indian out
break in southeast Utah a year ago.
Tse-ne-Gat has been made an Indian
policeman in the Ute reservation in
Here's to you, Tse-ne-Gat! May
you be a credit tohe uniform!
iPJ NOW l WONT)
HAV TO FEED -s
Him for three)