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It i3 time for a sane regulation of
the uBe of Chicago's streets,
THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
BOO SO. PEORIA ST? CHICAGO, ILL.
Jeiepnones Circulation. Monroe 3S3
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier in Chicago.
30. cents a Month. By Mail, United
States and Canada. $1.00 a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
II 1914. at the poatottlce at Chieatfo.
111., under the Act of March I, 187J.
STREET RAILWAY TRAFFIC
The surface lines are finally taking
up a suggestion made by The Day
Book over a year ago; and that is to
keep the teams and trucks off the
street car tracks, especially during
rush hours. Steam railways don't
permit freight trains to hold back
passenger trains, notwithstanding
. the fact that all trains have to run
on the tracks. In the city there are
other streets for freight transporta
tion than those occupied by street
car tracks, and some of the freight
traffic could be diverted to them.
Freight traffic should be permitted
on streets where the cars run only
if it does not interfere with rapid
transit for street car riders.
This is a matter of public concern,
rather than a regulation for the bene
fit of the company. Every minute cut
off the schedule of a car line brings
"the ends of that line closer together,
because the real measure of distance
is the time it takes people to cover it
Strangely enough, the city takes
. greater care to make transportation
' easy and rapid on the boulevards
thpn on the streets occupied by car
tracks, yet there are hundreds who
use street cars to one owner of an
The proposed elimination of freight
traffic where it delays street car traf
fic is-a move in the interest of the
people who ride on street cars.
SLAPJACKS AND HAPPINESS
Honor the cook!
Bless the crisp mornings soon here.
Pray for the sharp tang tkau
makes sidewalks creak.
Smile, hang you, smile as you think
of the weather that Is on the way
the weather that makes you Btep
briskly, that makes your ears tingle,
that makes your noBe red, that makes
your cheeks smart
The day of slapjacks!
The kitchen, whose smells you
have abhorred during hot months, be
comes the place from whence arises
most heavenly aromas.
Sniff it, breathe it, anticipate it the
slapjack, and his alluring brother, the
Gird your loins, fortify your stom
ach, clear your mind of cobwebs,
expel from your system grouch and
gout, get ready for that morning of
ornings the first morning 6f thiB
coming rail-winter season wnen you
shall sit at table with the honorable
slapjack and the humble luscious
, sausage before you, for they shall
tempt you to overeat, and you shall
be happy and miserable; happy in
having gratified your appetite, and
miserable because you could not re
Waken, pessimist, waken to the
kitchen glories that await around the
corner of the season.
London had a light earthquake a
few days ago. "God punish England!"
The feMow who has a chance to get
a thing for a song generally can't
As might be expected, Greece seems
to be playing a smooth game.
The road to success is up hill all the
way, with lots of skidding.
Peace at all costs isn't as bad as
war that costs -.alL