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N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBU8HER.
600 SOl PEORIA ST, CBICAGO, ILU
7.nA. Editorial, Monroe 353
, Monroe 3838
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier Jn Chicago,
30 cent a Month. By Mail. United
St&tei and Canada, 18 00 a Year.
Entered as second-clagi "matter April
.'19H, at the postoKice at Chlcaso,
111., under the Act of March J, 1879.
COCHRAN'S APOLOGY. I know
that some editors don't like to apolo
gize when they do a fellow an injury.
They think it weakens the influence
of the paper, and go on the theory
that an editor must .never let his
readers know about his mistakes.
'But I'm not that kind of a guy. In
,fact, I'd just,as lleve apologize as not
when I think somebody has an apol
ogy coming. fc
So I'm going to publicly-apologize
to Bertie McCormick, the physically
big editor of the Tribune, for distort
ing the truth when, on several occa
sions, I referred to him in these col
umns as Maje McCormick. When I
committed that breach of journalistic
ethics I was laboring along under the
impression that Bertie w&S a major
having seen a newspaper story to the
effect that he had joined the- state
militia and had started in at the bot
tom' of the ladder as a 'plain, every
I am now informed, .however, that
McCormick is more than a, .mere ma
jor, being in fact a full-fledged colo
nel (pronounced Kernel) with all the
uniforms, brass buttons, gold lace and
other fixins that go with that job.
It appears that' before the brave,
not to say heroic, editor of the
Tribune, went to Russia for what he
admits is the world's greatest news
paper, Gov. Dunne obligingly made
staff; and that Bertie straightway
hiked to his tailor and ordered a f ulf
set of fresh regimentals. '
I am also informed that he traveled
all through Russia as an Illinois colo
nel, wearing all the trappings, insig
nia, etcetera, that go with the title;
and that Russian grand dukes, gen-
erals, colonels and other things thaf
go with a regular country and a regJ
ular army were permitted to gaize
upon the manly form of Our Hero at
tired in all the splendor of a colonel
on the staff of the great and glorious'
state of Illinois. - &
' Therefore with due humility I apol
ogize to the CoL for calling him Maje,
and hereafter will try to show proper '
respect for his proud station in Lake
Forest and Army life by calling him
Colonel McCormick, b'gosh.
NO CIRCUS WITHOUT TEDDY.'
An eastern newspaper secured ex7
pressions from some fifteen gov
ernors of TJemocratic states as to
their preferences for the presidenjiaf
candidate on the Democratic ticket
All save orie were for Woodrow VJ&1
son first, last and all the time. The
one exception declared himself fo
Neither Champ Clark nor W. J?
Bryan received even "honorable men
tion." ' lL'
Expressions secured from eight Re
publican governors showed almost an
equal number of favorites for the
n Tl "D TirnmlnaHnTI
It was significant that the Republic
cans practically all admitted that Wil
son "might' be re-elected unless tha
Republicans and Progressives could
agree upon a candidate. This would
seem to indicate that Ringmaster
Theo'dore Roosevelt Is once more In
a position to make the poor old ele
phant jump through the hoop.
Chicago built S9.000.000 worth
t more last year than TJew York even
With the castles In the air that they
are running uo 87 stories all the timef
Bertie a colonel cnt"the governor's Hn that -little green island J
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