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N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
BOO S. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
Circulation, Monroe 3S26
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chi
cago. 30 cents a Month. By Mail,
United States and Canada, $3.00 a
Entered as second-class matter April
21, 1914. at the postoffice at Chicago.
III. under the Act of March J. 1879.
ELIHU'S GALL Elihu Root has
served Special Privilege ever since
the days of Boss Tweed so it isn't
surprising that he doesn't think
Louis Brandeis is fit for a job on the
supreme court bench. Wm. H. Taft
has fatly, lazily and faithfully served
the same reactionary interest ever
since he entered political life so it
isn't surprising that he doesn't want
Brandeis on the bench.
Nor is it surprising tha the selfish
and reactionary interests that both
Root and Taft have long served
would go the limit to prevent the
confirmation of Brandeis. And they
certainly did go the limit when they
made Root and Taft take part in the
fight on Brandeis.
The interests that Root and Taft
represent would be tickled to death
to load the supreme court up with
Tafts and Roots.
But it wouldn't do Justice any
"IN ANY WAY." Henry Siegel
says he is after "big money" in order
p to pay the people what he owes,
i "Why shouldn't I earn ten millions?"
Mr. Siegekasks. 'I was worth half
that much a few years ago, and what
was my experience then to what it is
. now? I don't expect to confine my
self to the dry goods business. Any
thing that pays big returns, will
We read between the lines, if not
in the text, of the above that Mr. Sie
gel proposes to nail the flag of the
skull and cross-bones to the mast t
and start on a fresh voyage of com-
mercial piracy. The vaster experi
ence he boasts of would be of little
use to him in piling up ten million
i plunks, plunk at a time.
I He wants to get it quick in "any
way which pays big returns."
Noting this frank declaration of ;
purposes and principles from a con
victed bank-wrecker, we are led to .
opine that the eastern public will
scramble for a share in Mr. Siegel's
future enterprises with the same de
gree of eagerness an allied merchant
vessel chases a German U boat.
GROWING OLD. Officers of the
Philadelphia navy yard assert that
the battleships Alabama, Ohio and
Georgia are worn out and must be
stricken from the navy roster.
The Alabama was launched in
1900, the Ohio in 1903 and the
Georgia in 1905.
Sixteen more battleships are either
older or only a year or so newer than
the ones mentioned above, and at the
same average period of usefulness
are due to be scap-heaped shortly.
As our proposed naval building pro
gram extends over a period of ten
years it doesn't take an expert in
mathematics to figure just when the
final finish of Uncle Sam's navy may
be looked for.
"GRAY WOLVES." No, Vic Law
son's Daily News doesn't call 'em
"gray wolves" when they take their
orders from that quarter and vote the
way Lawson tells 'em to. When they
DON'T obey orders they are gray
wolves. When they DO obey orders
they are patriotic aldermen.
War being formally declared, we'd
bet 10 cents that Germany can lick
Portugal, if nobody interferes. We
are strong as a prophet in instancat
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