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THE DAT BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
500 H. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILI
Telenhnne.t Editorial, Mroe 353
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 postofflce at Chicago,
iii., uuuer me aci Ofc juarcn 3, 1S 9.
1 COLD FEET, COLONEL? Ac
cording to our Washington corre
spondent, Col. Roosevelt' is much
disappointed in Mr. Hughes, in that
the latter, in his western tour, did not
bear down heavily on the colonel's
favorite topic, "white-hot American
ism" ,or "damn the hyphenated
Dutch." Mr. Hughes talked "civil
service reform," "official efficieincy"
and other measly issues which, as
the colonel well knows, get no votes,
whereas the German-American alli
ance should have been mauled to suit
the colonel's taste.
It s even intimated that 4he col
onel has chillblains in his political
feet and is, at heart, regretting that
he hamstrung the Moose and deliv
ered it in the standpat- slaughter
But, let the colonel bide awhile. Mr.
Hughes may yet visit such German
points as Milwaukee, St. Louis" aijd
Cincinnati and pound German-Americans
good and proper. He may, and
he may not.
JUST A MONEY MATTER. Cheer
up! The Pacific Mail Co. comes
right out and tells the truth. It put
the American flag back on the Pa
cific ocean because freight ratea are
so high. When this "war prosper
ity" ends it will take the American
flag off the Pacific ocean.
There's no sentiment in. business J
is a familiar sayine. The presence 1
of the American flagon any ocean is
merely a matter of dollars and cents'
in somebody's private pocket. Tell
us why the American people should
patriotically worry because their flag
isn't on some particular ocean! (
HE REALLY DOESN'T KNOW
"It may be very important that, here
and there, there shall be a change
in the wage scale. know not." :
Mr. Hughes' ignorance on this sub
ject was to be expected. For years
he has been wholly out of tfiuch with
wage-earners. He knows not wheth
er they are starving or being overfed.
He knows nothing about the effects
of the high cost of living upon work
ingmen's homes 'and lives. He isn't
quite sure that, here and there, there
should be better pay. He sees fel
lows like Penrose, Smoot, Perkins
and Crane eating cake, and, very
likely, concludes therefrom that all
workingmen easily get bread. Fact
is, that it is only since he became
awfuflyVhungry for the presidency -that
Mr. Hughes was particularly in
terested in what the wage-earner is
"I know not;" says Mr. Hughes.
We believe him. He's human. When
a fellow has had his bread buttered
on both sides, for years, he doesn't
usually make a careful study of
what the other fellow isn't getting;
he usually goes to studying on how
to get two" inches of butter- where
there was only one before; he usually
acquires the obsession that every
body else must be feeling well, and
lets it go at that. '
We believe that Mr.. Hughes does
not know that anybody else needs
higher wages. And he wouldn't be
worrying about it, if he were not
worrying about the election, either.
HE WILL,WED X
Mr. M. F. Ward has tried all the bid
maids and says he can't have much
luck, so now he is trying to fool tb
babies. Blevins, Ark., NewBt '