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THE, DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 S. PCOHIA ST. CHICAGO, IIX.
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Subscription By Carrier in
Chicago, 50 cents a Month. By
Mail, United "States and Cana
da, 50 cents a Month.
Entered ag gecond-clais matter April
21. 1914. at the postoffice at Chicago.
' 111., under the Act of March 3, 1879.
THESE , WONDROUS TIMES.-r
If our old friend Col.- Bryan really
makes the Democratic party dry, Col.
Henry Watterson of Kentucky," sah,
will sure think he has lived too long.
All the same, if Col. Bryan pulls off
this particular stunt and then con
cludes to wringthe water out pf the
Atlantic ocean, we may all look for
ward to-riding to Liverpool on a rail
road train. In the meantime, th.e fes
tive camel might as well get ready
to" take the ' time-honored donkey's
job at the head of the Democratic
ticket, while Barney Grogan goes
into training for Dry boss in the 18th
EVANGELISTIC GRAFT. Good
ness gracious, some of the church
authorities are talking of putting all
evangelists on a salary, so as to cut
out the big graft'. But you canjjet
your last jitney Billy Sunday won't
see any Christianity in that When
Billy takes off his- coat and collar,
wrestles with the devil and sweats at
everyfpore, he's working up his audi
ence so they'll enthuse hard enough
to. dig deep in their jeans for the
coin. Anyhow, it's too hard work
for just plain salary. And. it would
'deprive Billy of the keen joy of sep
arating the sinners on the sawdust
trail from their tainted money and
Ma Sunday of the pleasure of invest-r
ing some of the swag in Chicago- real
estate. No, boys, don't'put Billy on a
salary. Let him keep on talking the
cash out of sinful pockets, but make
"him whack up with the preachers.
Most preachers have one devil of a
time of it getting a decent living out
of their respective flocks, while with
Billy it's just like rolling off a log.
But he ought to divide up with his
poorer brethren and pass evangelistic
.JUST LIKE A MOTHER. Johnny
lived only two blocks from the salty
East river of New York. Daily, dur
ing the summer months, Johnny
came home with wet hair, red eyes
and. wonder of wonder, clean face.
Mother did not have to look at
him twice to know Johnny had been ,
swimming in the river again. She
rebuked him, she chastised him, she
even tied him to the washtub at
home. But as soon as he was free,
to the river he'd go.
One day Johnny promised his
mother he would not go swimming.
But the river front called him and
he could not stay away.
Before xhe co,uld strip, one of the
"gang" pushed Johnny oyerboard,
clothes and all. Johnny came crying
home again, his clothes dripping with
part of the East river.
"Didn't I tell you" not to go near
the river?" was the rebuke that came
from mother- more out of force of
habit rthan will. But mother's mood
changed, immediately and she asked:
"Who did 4t? Where does the boy
live? You must come with me to
Isn't that just like a mother?
There's only one sure way to make
money at gambling and that's to lay
Do people who drink out of t'-a
saucer use the cup for a spoon?