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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
560 8. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILI
Teleoione? Hlt6rlfcl, Monroe 3CS
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Chicago, 50 cents a month. By
Mail, United States and Can
ada, 50 cents a Month.
Entered as seeond-clAss fnatter" April
?? 19Ut at he Potof(lcB at Chicago.
111.. Uhdr tht Ait of Marih J. iS.
A BILL PROVIDING FOR SNOOP
ERS TO HOBBLE PRESIDENT
Ther.e has never been a bolder at
tempt to invade the prerogatives of
the nation's chief-executive and the
officers under him than that fathered
by Senator Weeks of Massachusetts
. and Congressman Madden of Illinois.
Each of these patriots has Introduced
a resolution providing for a "Joint
Committee of Congress on Conduct
v of the War." It is to be made up of
four Democratic and two Repub
lican senators and three Democratic
and three Republican congressmen.
It shall make a special study of "the
problems arising out of the war, shall
confer and advise with the president
and heads of the various depart
ments and shall report to congress.
It shall have power to send for per
sons and papers, summon atfd com
pel the attendance of witnesses, etc.
.In other words, it is proposed to
hobble the president of the United
States, the secretaries of war, navy
and -state the generals of the army
and the admirals of the navy. They
are to do their very urgent work in
the greatest crisis in the nation' his
tory with a launch Of snoopers and
Paul Prys at their heels. They are
to be forced to divulge important
secrets of police and strategy, and
some leather-lunged, feather-brained
"statesman" may sotll the news dur-
V ing a debate just as the traitor Sen
ator Stone did in a senate speech.
Article 2, section 2, paragraph 1
of the constitution of the United
States would seem to put a quietus
on this whole dangerous scheme. It
"The president shalLbe commander-in-chief
of the army and navy of
the United States and of the militia
of the several states when called into
actual service of the United States."
If congress will attend to its own
business it will have enough to do.
What the nation wants from its serv
ants in the senate and the house is
not Paul Pry bills, hobbling bills, but
bills appropriating money for the
adequate carrying on of the war, and
legislation that will give" this, country
an adequate military establishment.
BEAUTY. Beauty is a human
need as much as bread and air.
Without beauty man can exist, but
he can scarcely live.
Without beauty; life is dwarfed,
twisted, misshapen; humanity be
comes crabbed and miserable.
The lives into which beauty enters.
xare ennobled by its influence.
And there' is beauty enough for alL
You don't need a fortune to buy It,
You couldn't buy it with the great
est fortune In the world.
You might buy pictures, but unless
pictures are bought with taste they
lose their beauty.
You don't need to ,travel to fa
countries to find beauty.
It lies all about you.
There is beauty in the humblest
home, If love rule it far more than
in the marble palace whose atmos
phere is false and proud.
There is beauty in devotion, in
service, in honesty, and it is unpur
chaseable. There is beauty in contehtment, it
it is not squalid contentment.
You can find it in the workshop, in
the street, as well as in the home.
Let beauty Influence your life.
And to find beauty, look about you.
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