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their prayers for peace were answer
ed, the good Lord would be glad to
answer their joint prayer.
As it is now, there is a confusion
of conflicting prayers ascending on
high, because of eaeh ruler praying
for heavenly support of his arms and
The beauty of this scheme is that
if the kings in the closed room
couldn't harmonize' in one sweet
prayer for universal neace, they could
"lit the thing out in a battle royal,
with a tremendous saving in gun-fodder
among tb rivite soldiers.
I can't see that this suggestion vio
lates President WilsonTs appeal for
American neutrality. . J
THE LETTER THAT DIDN'T COME
All day mother listened for the postman's ring.
She was expecting a letter from her boy.
When he had left home to take his new job in the distant city, to
begin for himBelf the battle with life to which all mothers must one day
send their sons, send them with a smile to hide the bitter tears, he had
promised faithfully that he would write write regularly and often.
At first he did. He was homesick then. Alone in the little room at.
night, his soul poured forth in volumes to the loved ones he had left be-v
hind. But by and by new friendships formed, new interests drew him on,
and the letters home became fewer and briefer.
Not that he meant to be neglectful, cruel. Deep in his heart the love
for mother and kin remained fine and strong. But he was a man, now;
and" men, are prone to be careless about such things men have never
known, can never know, how the mother heart yearns.
,So simple a thing is a letter; so easy to write, so inexpensive to mail!
Editor Day Bdok-
Hats off to
Rose" for her candor. Hard as her
lot is she would not exchange with
the underpaid serf of a department
store. Many a tramp finds pan
handling better than ten hours' hard
work for a pittance Surely "Rose"
deserves a pension; but better still is
full opportunity offered by the Tacant
land all around us. It offers big wages
iri all lines. C. F. Hunt, 530 Aldine
Editor Day Book Protecting ad
vertisers by Chicago dailies strikes
me as not unhke the police protec
tion of Chicago. A woman was dis
charged from the Boston store and
attempted suicide. This has news
value. Publicity given the circum
stances of the case would probably
have caused her to be much relieved.
Mrs. Margaret Coley, 1038 La Salle
av after losing her position at the
Boston store at this season, severed
the arteries in her wrists and turned
on "the gas, as reported in The Day
Book. The police who responded to
the call were "kind" enough to use
the pulmotor and bandage her wrists.
They said they would return the next
day. Your notice caused me to call
and investigate Saturday. The police
had not returned and the poor worn
an had had nothing to eat. It seems
strange and inhuman that the police
surgeon would fail to give the wom
an the medical attendance which
surely a surgeon would appreciate
she must need. Besides that, it seems
to me that in the big city of Chicago,
with its many men and women who
take the limelight and wax eloquent"
as the protectors and guardians and
guardian angel friends of the unfor
tunate, at least one or two of these
helpful beings should have called.
Perhaps the social organizaQonsth.