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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EEUTOR AND PUBLISHER.
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Entered as second-class- matter April
51. 1914, at the postoffice at Chicago.
III., under the Act of March 3, It ft.
LET THE BAND PLAY CHEER-
,FUL MELODIES Congress is going
to investigatethe increase in the cost
4 Here is the grand good nejrs to
cheer all drooping hearts! Hurrah!
Hurrah-! And let the joy bells ring
from steeple to steeple ! If the Amer
ican housewife doesn't rejoice when
she hears this she is a sad grouch,
- She will not get meat, flour or
pckles any cheaper, but next year she
can get seven volumes of nicely
bound report and testimony, if she
will write to her congressman.
Meantime, she may refresh her
soul by lifting her weary eyes from
. the butcher's bill and observing that
one packing house concern has- just
divided $100,000,000 of accumulated
surplus profits, another has bene
fitted its stockholders by an increase
of $30,t)00,000 in its capitaliEation
and a third announces net profits for
4 the year of $3,011,415, an increase of
400 per cent over the year before.
' Alsd she will be joyed to learn that
the net earnings of the Pennsylvania
railroad increased this year, $24,113,-
- 704 over last year and were 695 per
cent on Its gigantic and bewildering
capital as against last year's 4.90 per
'cent. . , 1
Likewise that the New York Cen
its capital'stoclc, and six other great
railroads confess to the most luscious
year in their history, watered stock, i ''
gitt bonds, nenents, melons ana an. t
That ought to make almost any
average family blithesome and glad.
The object of the learned investi
gations Of congress will be to find out -Who
is Getting the Increase.
Congress Is a grand, grand old
body---at investigating- things.
DO IT NOW! WHY HESITATE?
Steen resolutions on a person's mind,
Yo, ho,' and a bottle of beer.
The New Year dawn is gently chim'd,
And the steen die out with the dy
ing yeah '
Res61utions that are not worth
making now are not worth making
simply because a New Year Is about
to tart If you've- got to wait for
some special occasion to turn over
a couple of new leaves of your life "
book, those leaves are right liable to
blow tack again when the occasion
dies-out . '
If you would become an abstainer
of booze, smokes or cuss words, ab
stain when the idea first hits you.
Do it while the abstaining is good
Thenif you 'find it does not agree
with you, when New Year's comes
you can "swear" yourself back; to
the "old stuff" again. And you're
pretty sure of keeping that resolu
tion, after you have tried it bojh
. The majority of resolutions made
as the church bells start merrymak- .
ing on a wild revel New Year's eve
are bunk with a large B. It Is easy
to resolve and a blamed sight easier
It you have anything in mind that
is worth doing to make -this little old
world a better place for you to liva '
in, and for everybody in general to
live in, DO IT NOW!
Oftentimes, he who hesitates is ,
Golf is nothing but lose the bail.
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