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THE DAY BOOKl
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
686 S. PEOHIA. ST. CHICAGO, ILL
Tplpnhnnpa SditorlaL Monroe 383
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chi
cago, 30 cents a Month By Mall.
United States and Canada, JJ.M a
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914. at the postofflce at Chicago.
I1L. under the Act of March S. 1S79.
RAILROAD ,PATRIOTS. Big
newspapers heavily chucked up"with
railroad advertising leave out the
names of railroads and railroad
officials responsible for discomforts
imposed on American volunteer sol
diers on the way to Mexico.
The Daily News is the only paper
in Chicago which has had nerve
enough to mention the Wabash rail
road and officials' as partly respon
sible for the First cavalrymen under
CoL Fpreman being compelled to
sleep all night on cobblestones in
Springfield jvhile the Wabash rail
road switched the sleeping cars back
and forth hour after hour.
The squad of enterprising report
ers and editorial writers from the
Tribune, are sending in reams of copy
on what's wrong and they tell most
everything except the names of rail
road and army officials to blame for
bonehead work that keeps good sol
diers sleeping on street stones when
they ought to be in sleeping car
Reading the railroad-fed newspa
pers and believing them, one would
think the railroad owners and man
agers are.100 per cent pure patriots.
Yet the Wisconsin boys of Troop A
and Battery A refused to leave Camp
Douglas because the railroads had
provided them with lowback seat
cars. The soldiers wouldn't travel
till they got cars with high seats.
They demanded transportation, egual .
to what traveling salesmen have In
the daytime. They did not demand
as luxurious travel as ordinary citi-'
zens have at night on sleeping cars.
That is, these Wisconsin boys are
ready to die for a nation, but they
want that nation's railroads to give
its soldiers better than lowback seat
BOYS, D6NT HOOK ON! This,
is a "personal editorial to our little
chums. Jhe other day Tommy Bur
rel, 7 years old and just about the
best ballplayer and skater and all
round athlete of his age on his block
in Los Angeles, tried to "hook on" to
You know how it's done, for all the
boys do it, sometimes on bicycles,
sometimes on skates, and we guess
you do it, too. The auto comes along,
going pretty fast, you skate along
side of it", closer and closer, then just
as it is passing out of reach you grab
hold and -away you go. Most times
it's that way. Tommy's hand slipped,
he sKidQed under the truck; they
picked him up with his foot crushed
into a shapeless mass. He may,die;
anyway, he will never skate again.
Boys, it may happen to you at any
time; you never can tell. You may
,be brought home a lifelong cripple
as Tommy was, and then mother will
cry and daddy will sit all still and
quiet and stare into the fire. And
everybody will be sad and unhappy
while you, YOU will sit in your in
valid chair and watch your little
friends skate and you will be, oh! so
sorry that you can never join them.
Please don't "hook oh," kids. It's
"bad medicine," as an Indian would
Grad This university certainly
takes an interest in a fellow.
Tad How's that? ,
Grad Well, I read that "they
would be very glad to hear of the
death of any of their alumni,'