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THE DAY BOOK!
N. JX COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBUSIIER.
BOO S. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILI.
Subscription By Carrier in
Chicago, 50 cents a nionth. By
Mail, United -States and Can
ada, 50 cents a Month.
Entered as second-class matter April
21 19H, at the poatoKIce at Chlcasro.
- III, under the Act of March 8. 189
A PLAIN STEAL". The U. S. bu
reau of standards has shown up the
attempt of the gas company to bunk
Chicago. The city is asked to sub
stitut&the British thermal unit test
forthe candle power test. The plan
was made to appear plausible by the
company offering to reduce the rate
from, 80 cents to a sliding scale of
rates' from 75 to 35 cents, the higher
rate being for small consumers, of
course. Uncle Sam's report is that
instead of reducing the price the
company actually proposes to raise
it, because it would take more of the
new gas to do the same work that
the old gas does now. In other words
the new gas ought to sell for 68
cents ln order to get as much heat
out of 1,000 cubic feet as we how get
out of 1,000 feet at 80 cents.
What none of the reports -tell,
however, is that the reason for want
.ing to get' rid of the candle power
test is that the gas company game
is to get the new gas as a' by-product
from the manufacture of coke,
at a cost of less than. 15 cents for
1,000 cubic feet.
Any way you put it, the game was
to rob the public. . v ,
GET PERSHING OUT. As Car
ranza insists on being bull-headed
we might as well get Gen. Pershing
and his men out of Mexico and let
the Mexicans fight it out rrnong
themselves. It's cheaper for us to
let them kill each other than to send
an American army over the border
to kill the Mexicans. If, finally, Big
Biz is powerful enough to force us
to do the killing, the job will be eas
ier because there won't be so many.
SULLIVAN'S CONTROL, The pa
pers say Boss Sullivan's control of
the Democratic county committee Is
now complete. That means it, will
be easy for Roger to control Dem.,
nominations and just as easy for
the voters to defeat the nominees.
What's the good of a nomination if
it's merely a license to get licked?
What's the value, of a leader who
leads only"to defeat?
A GAY OLD GIRL-!-The story of
that English scandal is mystifying.
The woman involved is Mre. Corn-wallis-West,
mother of the Princess
of Pless. The man is Lieut Patrick
Barrett, who had been a sergeant,
but was promoted after Mrs. Corn-wallis-West
took a more than ordi
nary -Interest in him. It appeared
that the lieutenant repulsed her, and
she turned on him as they say the
scorned woman will Then, she used
her influence with the army higher
ups and got the lieutenant trans
ferred to another command. After
investigation the rich society woman.
was rebuked by the report. So far
the story might be clear enough. We
might guess what was humanly back
of that "more than ordinary inter
est" the Bociety woman took- in the
young army officer. But the news
story, in giving her pdigree, says
she wag marired Jn 1872 to William
Cornwallis Convwallfs-West Now
get your pencil. If she were only 20
when she got married in 1872, that
would make her birth year 1852, and
her age in 1916 at least 64. Soma
age for a gay lotharioess, one would
naturally think. But 'then, the Eng
lish are a hardy race. While- the
is life there is hope.
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