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THE DAY BOOK
N: D. COCHRAN
rITOR AND PUBLISHER.
560 S. rKOIUA ST. CIIICAUO, ILL.
Subscription By Carrier in
Chicago, 50 cents a month. By
Mail, United States and Can
ada, 50 cents a Month.
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1314, at the postofflce at Chicago.
' I1L, under the Act of March J, 1379.
SHE'S BEGINNING. The hens'
are beginning to lay.
.This sounds like an inconsequen
tial barnyard item of news, but it
means millions. The price of eggs
must come down and the effect upon
the high cost of living' will be big, for
no meal of victuals is a total failure
of it contains skillfully cooked eggs.
. And, the hens having resumed,
now is the time to knock high prices
on next winter's eggs by family pre
servation of eggs.
Municipal governments, congress
and the U. S. supreme court have
found no way in which to defeat
speculation and cornering. The hen
has. She lays and lays, when the
laying's good. She sits on a hand
ful of straw and does her part to bust
trusts. She does her part and that
we have egg trusts is not her fault,
There was a time when the Amer
ican housewife preserved her win
ters supply of eggs, and butter, too,
when prices were low. Nowadays
she's deviling with bridge whist, sail
ing around in an auto or clubbing at
some club, while trusts or corpora
tions are doing her preserving, with
a cinch on making her yell for boy
cotts over winter prices.
Every housewife, and every house
husband, too, knows that competi
tion is-tfie sure cure for combination
' iextortion. They don't act The hen
1 does. ' She lays most eggs when eggs
I are cheapest and, considering the
labor and pains she takes to get up
eggs, you can't blame her for not
laying eggs that will preserve themselves.
Light is a priceless illumination
the Lord arranged to shed on the
worjd twelve hours a day. But He
might have known we couldn't be
satisfied with it
Judging by the actions of birds and
chiekens and other close-to-nature
animals, we have afways thought
that dusk was a suggestion and
darkness a broad hint to folks that
it was time to go to bed.
But do we do it? Not on your in
candescent bulb! We turn Mr. Edi
son's juice loose and let the meter
run races with our pocketbooks while
we sit around until midnight and
wreck our disposition for the next
day. And if we go out on the street
we run chances of being winked at
by a bee.r sign or a movie ad.
rme kaiser is suffebin6
FROM A SLI6MT CHILL.