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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 s. rBoniA st. ciiicaco, ILL
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chi
cago, 30 cents a Month. B Mail.
United States and Canada, JJ.Ol) a
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914, at the postofflce at Chicago.
I1L, under the Act of March 3, 1S79.
t ment unless they have a very good
line on what his hest judgment is.
What do you stand for, Frank? And
WHOM do you stand for? Why do
you want to be governor? What are
you going to do with it if you get it?
Will your best judgment be influ
enced by what the Pullman Co.
wants, or by the needs of the people
AS TO COL LOWDEN. Col.
Frank 0. Lowden writes me from
Sinnissippi Farm, Oregon, M., to say
he is a candidate for the Republican
nomination for governor of our more
or less great and glorious state. In
addition to saying that he will not be
the candidate of any faction, the
"As a candidate I shall make no
promises, either express or implied,
and shall have no alliances, either
direct or remote, which will embar
rass the free exercise of my best
judgment in discharging the duties
of governor, should I be nominated
That might be fine business, Frank,
if I knew what you stand for. And I
might want you to be 'in position to
freely exercise your best judgment.
But, doggone it, Colonel, what in
thunder do I know about your judg
ment? I might get a better line on you if
you would make some promises
and make 'em publicly as to what
you will and will not do. It isn't the
public promises folks fear in a can
didate, but the secret ones. And the
guy who's shy on public promises is
very" apt to make a whole lot of se
The parade's gone by for the fel
low who wants the public to leave
frim free to exercise his best judj-
WHAT IS NEWS? Before the
state utilities commission, lawyers
for two independent telephone sys
tems downstate accused the Chicago
Telephone Co. and the automatic
of being in a conspiracy to choke
off their long distance connections
with Chicago. They charged the
Bell phone monopoly with hog tac
tics in violation of the Sherman anti
trust law. This besides sweeping al
legations of Att'y Fayette B. Munro
that there is ?4,000,000 involved
which belongs to the people of Chi
cago, but which will be grabbed by
somebody if sale of the automatic
to the Bell is approved. Outside of a
few lines in Herald not a trust news
paper took a slant at it as news.
What IS news?