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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
S. FBORIA ST. CHICAGO, II.U
Circulation, Mearoe 3SM
Subscription By Carrier in
Chicago, 50 cents a month By
Mail, United States and Can
ada, 50 cents a Month.
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914, at the postofflce at Chicago.
IIL. under the Act of March 3, 1379.
FIELD MARSHAL JOFFRE. The
people and government of the' United
States are honoring themselves when
they honor the British and French
commissioners who are now in
These men are the official repre
sentatives of the two great European
democracies that for nearly three
years 'have been battling for the
Conspicuous among these states
men and soldiers who have come to
America to take part in the momen
tous conference is Field Marshal
Joffre of France.
It was his patriotism, courage and
genius which stopped the German
drive on Paris and won the battle of
the Marne. But for that victory the
German plans which were 50 years
in the making to force France .to
make peace, hurl her military ma
chine against Russia defeating her
before she could prepare to meet the
onslaught, and then have Great Brit
ain at her mercy, would probably
have been successfully carried out
When we consider what thin would
have meant to America we well may
The m-eat war h developed mil
lions of heroes; will develop millions
But the story of Joffre at the head
of the armies of France hurling back,
the Germanic hordes at the Marne,
saving France and the world, will
thrill future generations when many
other incidents of the war have been
"They shall not pass!" This wafl
the' French battle-cry the world wa3
Field Marshal Joffre, the American
people salute. you!
You have achieved for France and
for yourself imperishable glory.
But you do not belong to France
You belong to the world and we
claim our share of you.
THOSE FIGURES. A 3y3 per cent
$5,000,000,000 bond issue is nearly
twice the total of bond issue during
our civil war period and the $2,000,
000,000 one-year treasury notes
mean taxation over four times the
highest taxes of that period. 'But the
magnitude of the thing need rattle
Fifty, years ago we were very
dollar country; today we are a billion-dollar
country, and then some.
Fifty years ago, we were very
largely an agricultural people in the
raw; today, look over the average
farm's equipment and you'll find that,
while agriculture may be the Amer
ican occupation in high degree, it's
ture. With the change has come in
creased ability to stand taxation.'
Our enemy of today is much big
ger, stronger, meaner than that of a
to pay. Seven billions is no more to
pensive to handle him.
Relatively, there's really not much
difference in the ability to fight and
to pay. Seven billions is no mort to
us than were seven millions to the
folk of 1860-1865.
Hindenburg line Seigfried line
Wotan line bread line.
It must be getting warmer. The
girls are putting on their furs.