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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 08, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 9

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ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
BY N. D. COCHRAN
After the War. Nobody knows
what the first result of the European
war will be, or what will happen to
the map of Europe when the kings
have played out their cruel game and
peace has been declared and the
spoils of war distributed.
This, however, we know that
practically every able-bodied man in
the countries embroiled has a gun in
his hands. All who are alive when
- the fighting is done, and kings are
sitting around the table at the peace
conference making the map over
again, fixing new boundaries and put
ting the European picture-puzzle to
getherall of the soldiers who go
home alive- will still have guns in
their hands.
.What a wonderful change there
would be on the world's rough face if
all of them had also reason in their
brains and a clear understanding that
ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS, and
that Austrians, Russians, English
men, Frenchmen, Germans, Servians,
Belgians, ALL are brothers, with
equal natural rights to live on this
earth and be happy
If this light could come to them
if they could brush the cobwebs of
ignorance from their brains if they
could see that God made kings no
different from peasant and never in
tended that one man should rule his'
brother by divine right "
I imagine there would be united
action by these brothers, and that all
the kings in Europe would quickly be
out of jobs, that the world would be
come one glorious democracy, free
from all time to come from the hell of
war.
Kings are Safe so long as their sub
jects shoot one another down while
temporarily insane with what is call
ed patriotism, but there can be -no
hereditary rulers once it gets through
the minds of these millions-'of work
that national boundaries are arbi
trary devices of kings.
This war is making liistory, but
the peace that foHow& may make
greater history still.
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WILSON HEART-BROKEN" OVER
LOSS OF HIS WIFE
Washington, Aug. 8. Alonewith.
his grief, Pres. Wilson sat yesterday
in me aarKened death chamber with
in which reposed the body of his be
loved wife. The president is broken
hearted. His devotion to Mrs. Wil
son is well known, but since he as
sumed the presidency they have been
even closer.
Only ofliqial duties that demanded
absolute attention were discharged.
Then he returned to the side of his
dead. Prom time to time .his daugh
ters stole in and vainly tried to com
fort him, but he urged them to leave
him to keep his vigil alone.
The funeral of Mrs. Wilson will be
held privately at 2, o'clock Monday
afternoon, after which the hndv win
Lbfj. taken to Rome, Ga., on a special
Hill 11.
Hamilton, Ont Mayor Allen an
nounced that out of respect to the
late Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, wife of
the president of the United States,
the Union Jack on the city hall would
be lowered to half mast during the
hour of the funeral.
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SAYINGS OF MR. MOUSE . i
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