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THE RINGING NOTE OF BROTHERHOOD RISING
ABOVE WAR'S ALARM
A generation ago, in most of the countries of Europe, the blare of the
war trumpet woulcLhave found every worker responsive.
At the signal of the king or at the pull of the privileged behind the
throne, he would have answered the call to the colors, dumbly assuming
the bloody burden and fighting, even dying, in a quarrel in which he had
neither voice nor hope of gain.
But now a new note resounds. It is the tramp of thousands in organ
ized protest, marching to hymns of brotherhood.
v "You shall not press upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns," a
working host is shouting to the despot kings.
Unarmed save by the justice of their protest, whole or in large part dis
franchised, they nevertheless gain strength as a tide that is rising; and al
ready the butcher of men are wondering if they can meet the issue.
For the moment, perhaps they can. Meet it and get away with it
But not for long.
With the cables to Germany cut,
the world is getting no war news
from that country
What little news comes across
the water comes through English
So we may be getting only one side
of the story.
The quicker ther world gets that
infernal war out of its system the
better for said world.
You can gamble that some news
paper fakirs will manufacture news
for sensational headlines if they
can't get the real thing.
It's cheaper. No cable tolls on war
news manufactured in the office of
By the way, Hearst claims his war
organization is costing $1,000,000 a
That story ought to make poor old
Ananias turn over in his grave.
Hearst evidently publishes news
papers on the assumption that the
people of this country are idiots.
But then maybe Willie sits down
and writes out a chectior,. million
daily, payable to himself;
And then tears up the check.
It must be a strong brand of hop
the pipe-dreamecs-smoke ha Hearst's
Chicago now has an excuse for de
claring war against France. That
naughty country has grabbed off Mrs.
Potter Palmer's auto.
And besides some of our very best
American millionaires had to ride for
miles and miles in freight cars".
Experience on Chicago street cars
probably made it easy for them.
Anyhow, it's too bad vre can't pinch
a few kings for disturbing the peace. .
NINETEEN BODIES RECOVERED
Joplin, Mo., Aug. 6. 19 charred
bodies out of 38 recovered from
wreckage of the head,-on collision of
the Kansas City Southern and south
bound traction car of Missouri &
North Arkansas Railway last night
near Neosho have been identified. 25
were injured, several of whom may
The wreckage of the car caught"
fire from the exploding gasoline tank
and the victims were burned alive.
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Women sympathies are broad
ening, the feminists say. We'll be
lieve it when 'we find a girl who is
more distressed at a sangyinary bat
tle in Mexico than at getting an ant
J down her neck. Milwaukee JournaV