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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 14, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 21',
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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
BOO S. PEOniA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
Tpfinhnnpl Editorial. Monroe 333
lUWfJIlunes circulation. Monroe 3S26
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, 191(. at the postofflce at Chicago.
111., under the Act of March 3, 1879.
PAR VALUE OF A LIE. A lie, as
passed upon by a Kansas judge, can
be measured in money. In a certain
court a man was fined $2 for gam
bling and $98 for lying to the judge.
The price of a lie is usually hidden
and therefore the unintelligent often
expect to profit by untruths.
However, only a few of them do.
Liars pay, eventually, in lack of con
fidence of all those with whom they
do business; and thus in a lifetime,
they lose financially many times over
the $98 estimate made by the Kan
A man's "credit" in his community
is his most valuable asset He be
gins to establish his credit in his
youth. His dealings with the boys in
school fix a reputation which will fol
low him to the ends of the earth and
perhaps determine his success or
failure in life.
Reckoned so, $98 per lie carries
considerable practical significance.
Perhaps the world should be grateful
to the Kansas judge for fixing a rate
Toy which the high cost of lying may
HURRAH! A YELLOW RAM
BLER. Because the Chinese have
been farming some sections of their
country for 4,000 years the U. S. dep't
of agriculture believed that they
must have discovered many things
which would prove of great value td
American farmers. So a "plant ex
plorer," Frank N. Meyer, was sent to
China three years ago, with instruc
tions to collect vegetation adapted
to swampy or alkali lands, or to con
ditions of drought or excessive heat
Meyer tramped about 1,500 miles in
his search. Perhaps his most valu
able discoveries are those which con
cern the growing of aquatic plants
and vegetables, which offer promis
ing possibilities for the utilization of
The find which flower lovers will
most appreciate is that of a yellow
In a time when most of the nations
of the earth are industriously swap
ping destructive devices, one way or
another, It is a comfort to record any
constructive endeavor of man, how
ever slight it may be.
Office Boy Guy in front says
can you let him have some of th'
back alimony you owe his wife. He's
jusC back from th' honeymoon trip
an' he needs it Life.
COME ON KIDS,
GET INTO MV 816 BOAT.