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tive-borns, to get their neutrality on
straight and keep it there.
THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, IUU.
Editorial, Monroe 333
leiepnOneS Circulation. Moaroc 3838
SUBSCRIPTION Bj-Canler In Chicago.
30 cents a Month. Bv Mall, United
States and Canada,, $3.00 a. Tear.
Entered as second-class matter April
21 1914, at the postoftlce at Chicago,
ni. under the Act. of March J, 1879.
DIPLOMACY. It doesn't pay to
jump at conclusions as to the mean
ing of the diplomatic correspondence
now on with Germany. There is noth
ing warlike in President Wilson's at
titude, and he doesn't want war. He
wants peace. It may be that he may
get an agreement with Germany as
to the rights of neutrals on the high
seas that will become the law of the
seas and govern not only Germany's
policy but that of England and her
allies as well.
There may be still more to it. When
actual war broke out after European
diplomacy had failed to keep the
peace, diplomacy was out of business
for the time being. The Lusitania in
cident gave this country a chance to
get busy diplomatically, and diplo
macy got the toe-h61d it had been
AH of the rulers must be convinced
by this time that neither side is going
to be easily licked, and that if the
war goes on much longer all partici
pants will be exhausted physically,
mentally and financially. And they
may be ready for diplomacy to get
busy on peace plans.
Anyhow, it is a cinch that Wilson
isn't playing for war and that he will
do everything in his power to bring
And now is a good time for all hy
phenated Americans, as well as. na-
GOOD OUT OF EVIL. We take '
off our hat to Harry Stein, a deputy ,
sheriff of Creek county, Oklahoma. ,
For we are proud of the use he
has made of two poker tables, a crap
table and lumber that was part of a '
He has taken all this gambling par-
aphernaha, which he seized in a raid
on a gambling house, and with it has
built in his home town of Oilton, '
Okla., a hen house. I
The house is lined with green felt.
Why the felt covering of gambling
tables always is green we do not
know, although it always suggests to
us the green graves of the wives and
mothers whose deaths it has caused
from broken hearts.
But to go back to the hen house.
Again we say we take off our hat
to Harry Stein, because he has
What to do with gambling para-
Berlin newspapers continue to,
roast Bryan on the grounds that hisjj
son-in-law is an Englishman. PshawH
that's not so close. The kaiser's-
mother was an English woman.
When interviewed as to the pre
paredness of the nation for war Mur
derous Mike said: "De-guy witagatf
in his kick aint agoin' to have no.
trouble he dont start Msself."
If a person appears surly, growls at
you and barks at the chfldren, for
give him; perhaps he, too, has been,
deprived of a chance to go fishing.
The "Balboa" is the new national
dance evolved by the dance masters
We suppose it includes wading waist
deep into the Pacific.
The report that Mr. Hoist has hired
Mr. Bryan to edit one of his papers,
is not confirmed.
He who borrows trouble pays usur
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