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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
COO SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
7V,7fc.. ". 383
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SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier in Chicago,
30 oents a Month. B7 Mall. United
States .and Canada,. J3.00 a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914. at the postoffioe at Chicago,
I1L, under the Act of March I, 1879.
MORE." A pretty Los Angeles girl
of 20, in testifying at the examination
of a prominent attorney who had be
trayed her, said:
"I took a small quantity of beer
and whisky at his office. Then we
went to a cafe and by that time J
hardly knew what I was doing. We
had about 10 drinks and I lost count.
I remembered nothing more until
"Hs the old, old story and the sim
ple relation contains a world of
pathos, for it's but the history of
thousands of innocents. v
"It's a tale that's written over and
over every day in our great cities in
letters of shame. Society has fos
tered many evils, but in fixing the
custom of young girls partaking of
strong drink it has stamped the seal
of its approval upon the rake 'and se
ducer. No girl can take a cocktail or high
ball and remain in complete control
Of her faculties. The effect of the
first drink may be but momentary,
but, alas, the second follows all too
The primrose path is alluring, but
it leads swift and sure to destruction.
It is given to to lead this life but once
and unhappily, with a woman, the
downward path once chosen there is
no turning of the way. The moment
of pleasure is brief, the joys fleeting,
i but the days of regret are each a cen
It may require moral courage, girls,
to turn down the thin-stemmed glass
at a dinner party; the covert shrug,
the scornful glance, may hurf a lit
tle; but the doing so set you apart
as one with whom men may not toy,
then cast aside. It's THE badge of
honor to those whose regard is worth
If parents could only make their
daughters see how eagerly the real
men they meet are seeking th "old-
! fashioned girl," could they open-their
eyes to the fact that they do not
choose their wives because of their
capacity for wine, many a sweet and
gentle woman would be saved to so
ciety, many a broken heart and
ruined life avoided.
"Hs not a temperance sermon we
are a-preaching. Only a plea that our
daughters be delivered from the great
Many a man wins a hero medal by
holding his ground just because he is
too scared to run.
It begins to look as if the United
States is to have another Boston tea
party, with old John Barleycorn play
ing the role of Tea. -
Every time we look over a men3
style book we wonder what the man
ufacturers do with theldnd of clothes
they represent in the pictures.
The physician who examined Jack
Johnson reports all his organs nor
mal, indicating that the examination
did not extend above the neck.
A Camden, N. J., judge gave a
mother and father two weeks in
which to wash their children. They
must have been happy children.
The army mule is to give way to the
motor truck, but then when the car
buretor goes on the blink one can
cuss a motor truck almost as enthu
siastically as one can cuss a mule,
Land with even more chance of get