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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 S.' PEORIA T. CHICAGO, IH,
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111., undqr the Ar. of March 3, 1SJS
THEY LIKE THE MEDICINE
F. D. Underwood, president ofxthe
Erie railroad, promptly lines up with
R. S. Lovett, president of the Union
Pacific, in declaring himself strong
ly in favor of the re-election of Pres
ident Wilson. " i
Thus Mr. Hughes' house of cards
topples about him. Rendered des
perate by his failure to find an issue
upon which to base his candidacy,
which the voters would accept ,as an
issue, Mr. Hughes seized with avid
ity upon the 8-hour-day law, think
ing to rally the vast railroad inter
ests solidly behind him with their
tremendous influence and mighty
dollars. He made the "surrender of
congress to force" the issue. He even
accused Uncle Joe Cannon, La Pol
lette and 117 more or less good Re
publicans of rank cowardice. Now
come .the great railway presidents,
one by one, and upoii sober thought
decide that Pres. Wilson was right.
Is it the beginning of a Wilson
Three weeks before election and
with issues, issues everywhere,
there's not one for Hughes to use.
It's disheartening; it's crueL
FAITH IN OTHERS. "I like to
believe in people," Chas. M. Schwab
tells the American Magazine; "it is
instinctive for me to be frank with
them. Sometimes they take advan
tage of this and I have lost millions
1 because of it But that doesn't wor
ry me. I would rather lose money
and have a reputation for honesty
and fairness and trust in my fellow
than to make millions and be known
as 'smart' and 'tricky.' Besides, I
find that when I lose $10,000,000
through being misled by my faith in.
people, I afterward made $20,000,000
because of that faith."
It's good philosophy, that of faith
in your fellow man. From a finan
cial standpoint it may not often work
out aswell as it does with Mr.
Schwab. But in content and confi
dence and "self esteem and most
everythingthat stands for real hap
piness, it pays big dividends. A man
may tint his own existence in rose
ate hues or dullest" drab as he wills,
according to the state of his liver and
It's a fine thing to trust your
neighbor. It often makes him trust
Better, indeed, be an easy mark
than a grouch, even if yo- never get
in the "magnate class" thereby.
LAND ANIMALS H. Miller died
at San Francisco last Saturday. He
owned at time of death, an empire
in California, Nevada and Oregon
land. Taking the Central California '
va.uey route, ue uuuiu urive ms uerus
of cattle from Arizona to Oregon and
each night camp on his own land.
Experts said his lands totaled about
14,539,200 acres, about 1-134 of the
total area of the U. S. proper.
Man is called a land animal, which
is somewhat of a reflection on other
animals. No other animals on earth
are so stupid as to permit one of
their number to own 1-134 of that
upon which the lives of all depend.
Some people's arguments why
they are against a presidential can
didate are almost as clear as the
guy's argument on why he didn't
like cabbage. "I don't like cabbage
and I wouldn t eat cabbage anyv-
if I liked it because I don't like