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N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
600 80. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILI
7-7 !.., Editorial, Monroe 333
telephones Circulation Monroe 3828
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
30 cent a Month. Br Mall, United
States and Canada, JJ.00 a Tear.
Entered as second-class matter April
21, 19U. at the postoftlce at Chicago,
111, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
WHAT ABOUT IT, TEDDY? Now
comes the tidings that Mrs. E. H.
Harriman has launched a campaign
for the sterilization of 15,000,000
Americans, after exhaustive experi
ments have demonstrated that ster
ilisation is possible. Statistics gath
ered reveal that 10 per cent of the
present population of the' United
States are defectives who must be
blotted out as reproducers of human
life. At least that is what Mrs. Har-"
riman and some well-known scien
We are disposed to suspend judg
ment on this sterilization business
until we hear from Theodore Roose
velt on the subject, but, as a busi
ness proposition, we are willing to
contribute liberally toward the fund
being raised, for the first proof of the
printed list of the 15,000,000 names
on the "roll of honor."
BOYS TO EXECUTE. In the Cal
ifornia penitentiaries there are three
youths under sentence of death.
When we say youths we mean boys
in their teens.
. In none of these cases are there
' any circumstances extenuating the
crimes, unless it be absence of "ma
lice aforethought," which the law, in
many states, regards as an essential
to a first degree offense.
But these boys have never had a
real chance to make good; have
never, since the hour of their birth,
been offered a genuine opportunity
to become decent citizens. Not one
of them is old enough to have fully
realized that the straight and narrow
path is the only one worth treading,
even under normal conditions. Under
the abnormal Ones which have en
veloped them it would be surprising
were their stunted intellects suffi
ciently developed to enable them to
fully realize the enormity of their
crimes, without which realization
their execution would be hollow
mockery. Some noble women of
California say that, regardlesjjof the
propriety of capital punishment as a
rule, these boys' lives should be
spared because they are boys; that
California will but disgrace himself
by executing mere lads.
The women are right, as usual.
Results of Wilson diplomacy seem
to demonstrate the pen is mightier
than the big stick.
r The flute player is no financier, but
he is able to float high notes with
Germany now declares for freedom
for the Poles. This sounds a little be
lated, with only the splinters left
"Russians present compact front
to the Germans," says an exchange
heading. We understood the Russians
were presenting their compact backs.
Foot and mouth disease has no
mortality record with human beings,
but chronic kicking and chewing the
rag is pretty blame common.
The secret of success is not only to
do it, but do it successfully.
The girl of today can't be expected
to tango all night and work all day.
That's why it is perfectly logical that
mother should do the dishes.
Carranza can't be persuaded to ac
cept the A. B. C. peace conference.
With Carranza the S. o. S. signal is
The man who doesn't know when
he is licked is the man who can't be