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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
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HER HYPHEN. She is a great
artisf and public favorite, but she is
a home-loving woman and, first of
all, a good mother.
She was born in Germany, but
She has a great shining face, with
a generous smile for every one, any
one, but her soul shivers -and her
heart writhes in torture.
She stands up before thousands
and sings joyously, gloriously, and
for the thousandth time reddens un
der the applause of the delighted
throng; but over her head, its awful
presence always felt, hangs a sword.
You've heard her sing "Mein
Sohn!" and she took your soul into
the Valley of the Shadow of Death
to recover those you'd "laved and
lost awhile." You've heard her cry,
"Death, let me in!" and wondered
that the tomb didn't open to a moth
She has a beautiful' home; but it's
under a pall, a pall of powder smoke
and blood. The little boy, who yes
terday clung at her left knee and lis
tened and smiled at her folk songs, is
in the German navy; the lad who lis
tened and smiled at her right knee
is in the U. S. navy, and, tomorrow,
or next week, or next month, the
message may come that they have
met and killed. - -
The other night she got off a train
at San Diego and went to her hotel.
She was very tired. She had recent
ly come from a hospital. But a big
crowd, with a band of music, was al
the hotel to greet her. There were
shouts of welcome, cries for a sighl
Then Schumann-Heink stepped
forth and sang "The Star Spangled
THAT SWEET TOOTH. Would
it not be a- good thing now to curtai
the use of sugar and other sweets?
The .sugar consumption in the United
States is now about 8,000,000,000
pounds, or 80 pounds per capita, an
nually. This is one of the great ex
travagances of the American people,
In war times we all ought to econo
Incidentally, it will help to reduce
the price of sugar and curtail the
swollen profits of the sugar refin
eries. The-American Sugar Refinery
Go. reported profits in 1916 ol
$9,756,379, as compared with $2,991,
465 in 1915 and $2,714,623 in 1914.
That is an increase of over 300 pei
cent. And the man who works foi
$2 a day and thB girl who works foi
$6 a week have paid a large share oi
this excess profit.
Isn't it about time for each of us
to curtail our consumption of sugar?
By doing so we will save our teeth,
improve our health and help to bring
down the price of sugar.
Two friends, an Irishman and a
Scotchman, happened to be lunch
ing together. The latter kept turn
ing round to see that his hat and
coat remained still on the peg where
he had left them.
"Ye're a suspicious mon," said the
Irishman. "Who do you think is go-"
ing to walk in here and steal oui
"I can't say," said the Scot, "but
111 take good care that nobody gets
mine. Yours went ten minutes ago,"