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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
COO SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL
. , . Editorial. Monroe SS3
JelepflOneS Circulation. Monroe 3S23
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
30 cents a Month. By Mall. United
States and Canada. S3 00 .a Year.
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914. at the postoHice at Chicago,
I1L, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON. Some
of our hypenated American friends of
German nativity or ancestry may well
keep cool after reading President
Wilson's last note to Germany. " It is
firm, all right enough and it means
what it says. But the demands of
this government are not aimed alone
at Germany's activities on the seas,
but at Great Britain as well.
It is a firm stand for freedom of the
seas, a declaration of rights of neu-
tral countries, which must not be.
violated by any power, however
powerful as a sea-fighter.
Here is a most significant para
graph from the Wilson note:
"The government of the United
States and the imperial German gov
ernment are- contending for the same
great object, have long stood together
in urging the very principles upon
which the government of the United
States now so solemnly insists. They
are both contending for THE FREE
DOM OF THE SEAS. The govern
ttnent of the United States WILL
CONTINUE TO CONTEND FOR
THAT FREEDOM, FROM WHAT
EVER QUARTER VIOLATED,
WITHOUT COMPROMISE AND AT
ANY COST. It invites the practical
co-operation of the imperial German
government at this time when co
operation may accomplish most and
this great common object be most
strikingly and effectively achieved."
That means ANY sea-power. It j,
means that this government will not
stand for Great Britain assuming to
rule the seas to the extent of violat
ing the rights of ALL neutrals, any
more than it will stand for Germany
dictating under what conditions neu
tral commerce may travel on the
Some kind friend might take the
editor'of the Illinois Staats-Zeitung
into a quiet corner and tell him to
keep his shirt on before he writes
any more fool editorials to this ef
fect: "As we stated before the pres
ent note to Germany had been pub
lished, apparently our government
had a secret agreement with Eng
land to force a break with Germany."
We might expect such fool slob
ber in a paper published in Germany
and edited by an editor who didnT;
know what was going on, but for a
man who calls himself an American
citizen, enjoying the protection of the
American flag, to spill such stuff indi
cates that the wheels in his head are
exceeding the speed limit.
MORE ROCKEFELLERISM. Old
John D. and young John D. got a
taste of blood at Ludolw, Colo., and
evidently liked it Hired gunmen seem
to fit nicely with their scheme of sal
vation and profit When they stand
up in church and sing "Onward
Christian Soldiers" doubtless they
have mental vision of strikebreakers
hired from the city slums to shoot
down American workingmen who are
striving for a decent living.
Throughout its long criminal his
tory the Standard Oil Co. has been
little troubled with strikes. It has
boasted that it paid its help so well
that the men were always loyal and
contented glad to be on the S. 0.
Now there is a change in the spirit
of their dreams. The Rockefeller
concern is at war with some of its
workmen. And first crack out of the
Standard box comes an army of
thugs so-called guards w-ho shoot,
and shoot to kill
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