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N. D. COC&RAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
COO SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
JO cent a Month. Br Mall, United
State and Canada. S.0t a Tear.
Entered ag eecond.rfasi matter April
21, 1914. at the poitottlce at Chicago,
HI, under the Act of March 1, 187S.
MORE POWER TO THE BOYS,
We've got to do a little crowing for
the Boys' Brottierhood Republic
That is an organization of boys who
look out for the interests of boys.
And they have some right good look
ers jn their ranks.
A short time ago it was announced
that the finger print method would be
put into effect in the boys' court
That meant that every boy arrested
would have his finger prints taken
just like a regular criminal. In view
of the fact that more than fifty per
cent of the young boys arrested are
let out because the" arrest was a fluke
sort of over-authority on the ar
resting officer's part the Boys'
Brotherhood let out a yell.
A protest meeting was held and a
body of boys went before Judge 01
con. Their case was put and Olson
now says that only mental defectives
will have finger prints taken. . Judge
Pinckney told the boys that no finger
prints would be taken in his court.
That is fine work for the judges
and a victory for the boys. When the
young fellows go after something
that is worth going after and then
win out, let's all crow a little for
USELESS STRAIN- ON RED
FIELD. Secretary of ., Commerce
Redfleld issues a four-column state
ment in an endeavor to show that
Jta LaFollette seamen's act was
blameless for the sale of the Pacific
Mail line's ships and consequent dis
appearance of the American flag
from the Pacific.
It's rank waste of effort "on Red
field's part and smacks somewhat of
toadying to the hurt feelings of big
If the American flag cannot fly on
the Pacific ocean save over Chinese
crews at starvation wages it ought
to quit flying on the Pacific ocean,
as a matter of conserving the repu
tation of the United States and of
the United States flag, and any act
that leads to this should be stuck, up
for, not apologized for.
But a bas to all the twaddle about
the American flag on merchant ships!
It's on such because it pays, every
time. The amount of money invest
ed by our corporations in patriotic
sentiment couldn't be found with a
50-inch microscope. .The Pacific
Mail had a deficit of approximately
$10,000,000 and sold out because it
got its price. It didn't ask or get
two cents for its flag.
It is a question which is bringing
in the most dimes, the picture show
with "the serial beautiful," or the
breakfast food company with "the
. President Yuan Shi Kai of China
in a mandate tells his people if they
want an emperor.ihe is willing to be
the man. Apparently there is noth
ing Shi about KaL
A military authority says the
United States Is able to manufacture
more deadly gas bombs than those
used by the Germans. For instance,
we might load our shells with Ameri
Fathers who tell their sons' they
have more opportunities than had
their dads should remember, if Mr.
Bryan is to be believed, that the
youngsters will never have an op
portunity to vote against him for