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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
BOO S. PEORIA WTJ CHICAGO, ILT-
Tplonhnnot Editorial, Monroe SS3
1 Viepnones Cireuialiollt Monroe 3S36
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier in Chi
cago, 30 cents a Month. Br Mall.
United States and Canada, 33.00 a
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914. at the postofflce at Chicago,
111., under the Act of March 3, 1873.
STOP THIEF! Three hundred
million dollars, at lowest estimate,
was stolen from the United States
treasury last year. Two hundred and
fifty thousand men and women suc
ceeded in eyading the income tax.
There are the big facts that have
been revealed by the searching in
vestigation of the federal income
tax, just made by Basil M. Manly,
who directed the investigations of
the United States commission on in
dustrial relations and wrote the fa
mous "Manly Report"
The rich have succeeded in evad
ing their just taxes. What does this
mean to you?
It means just this: You will have
to pay your share of increased taxes
to replace the millions which were
virtually stolen from Uncle Sam last
year by millionaires and multimillion
aires! Think of this every time" you put a
lump of sugar in your coffee, and re
member that you are paying a tariff
on sugar this year, because the rich
refused to pay their taxes on incomes
Think of this every time you pay
the penny tax on a telegram; every
time you have a long-distance tele
phone call; every time you put a
stamp on a legal document
Stamp taxes caused the American
revolution. The tax burden upon the
common people in America is already
too heavy. They cannot evade the
payment of the indirect taxes to
which they are subject
There must be no increase in the
present federal taxes until the stolen'
millions are recovered.
This is a Democratic adniinistra-
I tion pledge to the income tax and'
pledged also to pitiless publicity re-'
garding all national affairs.
Will President Wilson, with the aid'
of his Democratic congress, lift the
veil of secrecy which now shrouds
the income tax and turn a white light
upon its whole administration?
Will President Wilson call "Stop
Thief!" so that all the world may'
PRESSURE OF POPULATION.
War, with longer and more wide
spreading intervals of peace, seems
destined always to obtain on the
planet The intervals of world peace
may be a generation long, or even
several generations long. But they
will inevitably be broken in ujion by
wars that will be commensurately as
terrible and widespread and destruc
Here are the reasons in a nutshell:
1. Man is animal and lives upon
2. Man must eat, and, like any
other animal, he is fecund.
3. The habitable planet is only so
large and its size cannot be increased
4. Malthus' law of population still
holds for man. Despite its wars and
heavy emigration of the 19th cen
tury, Europe increased its population
from 170,000,000 to 500,000,000 be
tween the years 1800 and 1900.
5. Man being an animal, a fecund
animal, a fighting animal, he will be
pressed against the means of subsis
tence, and when he is pressed too
hard he will again and always draw
the sword to carve out of other
men's lives a place for himself on the
earth and in the sun This is his en
tire past history. A present he la
fighting more horribly and more cc
lossally than he ever fought before?