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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 SO. PEOItlA ST. CHICAGO. 1LI
- . , Editorial, Monroe 353
Telephones Circulation, Monroe 3S20
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier in Chicago.
30 cents a Month. By MalL United
States and Canada. $3.00 a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
21 1914. at the postofflce at Chlcauo,
111, under the Act ot March 3. 1879.
THOSE WIDOWS AND ORPHANS
Talk about your stone age stuff
the heartrending sobs of some of
Chicago's leading money sharks
about how the poor widows and or
phans will suffer if the city doesn't
permit the tunnel company to sell
the Automatic to the phone trust
well, that gag is old enough to join
the mummy class in the Field mu
seum. In the old days of frenzied finance
when many bankers were about as'
harmless to the public as Barney
Bertche's clairvoyants, the game was
for banking and trust companies to
underwrite the securities of public
service corporations. They would
take the bonds at a discount, with a
liberal stock bonus. The next step
was to unload the bonds on widows
and orphans, when the fond father
had died without previously -training
his wife in a business way so she
could take care of what he left her
and the kids. As a general thing there
was a rake-off in it for the bank, who
unloaded the stuff on poor widows
Then when the public attempted
to regulate the corporations the
money sharks would turn on the sob
stuff about the poor widows and
One of the poor widows Banker
Dave Forgan was sobbing for is Mi's.
E. H. Harnman, widow of the rail
road promoter, who left her some
where around a hundred millions.
The most important widow in this
case, however, is J. Ogden Armour.
He is also the leading orphan. Poor
Between the toadstool eaters and
the canoeists our fatality lists com
pare favorably with those of Europe
Gowns are to button up the back
again this fall. This is printed as a
gentle hint to young bachelors who
are thinking of taking the fatal step.
The millenium will arrive when
there are more pretty girls than chig
gers at summer resorts.
We sincerely hope Europe will leave
us enough wheat for next winter's
A pessimist i&a fellow who mourns
because it is too hot for buckwheat
cakes and sausage until the peach
cobbler season is over.
"Si, the sheriff's got a man in jail
down in the village who don't want to
"Who is he?"
"He's a bigamist,"