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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 17, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 5

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N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
600 SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
Circulation, Monroe 3820
-SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
JO cents a Month. By Mall. United
States and Canada. 3.t!0 a Year.
Entered ai second-class matter April
21. 1914. at the postotllce at Chicago,
lit, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
the face of the child. Jlory isite
only heritage. He had. a father, he
had a home he had- a chance. War
has-rqtibad him of all save- the glory
of being a soldier's orphan.
The strong die upon, the battlefield
with their -glazing eyes glorifying a
THE GLORY OF WAR! What a
pitiful, what a tremenfious story in
these faces from Pietro's great
statue, ".Mother of the Dead," the re
markable work of sculpture which
holds the hearts of thousands who
visit the exposition at San Francisco.
Mother of the dead, grandmother
of the living.' Old age and Infancy,
the going and the coming with all
that goes between lost, rotting out
there somewhere in the warplowed
soil of Flanders or Galicia.
The childless and the orphan.
Struggle, suffering, unutterable an
guish, irreparable loss, the dead past
in that old face; a waif's doubt and
anxious inquiry of the future in the
young one.
An unanswerable arraignment of
war's horror, criminality and folly as
symbolized by its living victims, the
mother who has lost all and the child
who must tread among life's pitfalls
alone!
"The glory of war!" Can you find it
in that old face? Where is the son
whom she, in agony, gave to her
country, whom she, night and day,
nursed, cared for, worked for, strug
gled for, sacrificed for? He's in his
"glory" among the unknown dead of
Ypres. Maybe the unspeakable mis
ery on that old face is a reflection of
his , glory, but it looks like eternal
loss, grinding sorrow, hopelessness.
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flag or an idea, either of which may
be a sham or a villainy. Other vic
tims are the aged who gladly totter
to the grave and the children who
have to combat the inglorious things
of life alone.
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