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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EPITOR AND PUBLISHER.
BOO 8. PEOItIA ST. CHICAGO. I IX.
TelpnhnnoQ Editorial, Monroe 3M
teiepnones circulation. Monroe 3S38
Subscription By Carrier in
Chicago, 50 cents a Month. By
Mail, United States and Cana
da, 50 cents a Month.
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914, at the postofflce at Chicago.
I1L. under the Act of March 3. 1879.
AFRAID OF THE SURE 'CURE?
Public agitation against the high cost
of living has reduced prices' on cer
tain foods somewhat, in .New York.
It has been an awful lot of fuss to
do it. AU the mayors in New York,
all the legislatordjall the councilmen
arid about all the' civic' associations
' have had to be stirred up. There has
had to be a perfect volcanic upheaval
in forder to get any results whatever.
And the relief will be only tem
porary. Coal can lie In the dealer's
yards, eggs and meat and butter can
lie in the cold storage plants until
the public agitation wears out, and
boycotters will starve to death before
any legislation now on the books can
reach the fivil.
Over in Terre Haute, the mayor
knocked $3.25 per ton off the price of
coal by chartering and operating a
municipal coal mine. It's govern
ernment competition, the only spe
cific yet discovered for the cure pf
PLENTY - OF SCARE. Luke
North, who managed the campaign
for the single-tax in California, says:
"California plutocracy had the scare
of its life."
This is true. Strenuous effort by
m the standpat papers and large outlay
' by. the pajty managers were devoted
to defeat the single-tax amendment t
Widespread disgust with present tax,
measures was well known and, while r
the amendment got less than a third
of the total electorate vote, it is well.'
understood that the vote for it wouldy
.have been very much larger had,
there been greater popular informa-,
tion on the issue. . ' j
But the California party most
thoroughly scared, -in the recent
campaign, was Mr. John Barleycorn.
The amount of money spent to beat
the prohibition amendment was enor
mous. There wasn't a billboard,
available fence or building in the
state but it was plastered with adver
tising and all the newspaper space
that could be got was loaded for J.
B. It sure was haying time foreign
painters. and publishers.
LOTS OF SPACE
Easterner (after first day's work
on a big western ranch) Wilf you
please' show me where I can sleep to
night? Randher-VWhere you can sleep!
Great- Scott, man,, here's 10,000
acres; just Dick but any blame spot
that suits you and go to it T
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