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N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
POO S. PEOIIIA ST. CHICAGO, XLL.
Tplpnhnnpt Editorial, Monroe 333
JeiepnoneS circulation, Monroe 3S36
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier Jn Chi
cago. 30 cents a Month By Mall.
United States and Canada, S3 00 a
Entered as second-class matter April
21, 1914. at the postofriee at Chloapro.
Ill, under the Act of March 3. 1879.
WILSON AND THE 8-HOUR DAY.
Evidently it is the purpose of Mr.
Hughes and his Republican manag
ers to make a political issue of the
manner in which the 8-hour day for
railroads was established by con
gress under the leadership of Presi
dent Wilson. The moment congress
had acted and had prevented a na
tion-wide strike that would hava par
alyzed the country's industries, Can
" didate Hughes got out his little ham
mer and began knocking.
Republican papers have joined the
anvil chorus, of course, and accuse
the Wilson administration of play
Had President Wilson been as
much of a coward as the average po
- litical candidate he would have kept
"hands off and let the railroad man
agers and employes go to the mat
and the country to the 3gvil. By
jumping right into the middle of -the
mess the president took his political
life in his hands. He deliberately
risked his chance of re-election in or
der to save the entire nation from
the fearful' consequences of a rail
He had more to gain by first let
ting the strike start and then settling
it after the people had suffered. -But
he boldly took the other course and
saved the nation from the industrial
and commercial paralysis that was
eure to result from a strike,
jyot having suffered at all, the
people do not know what a" frightful
disaster" was averted and thence
won't appreciate what their presi
dent did for them.
What President Wilson really did
was to save the remainder of pur
100,000,000 men, women and chil
dren from the suffering that would
have followed a finish fight between
the railway owners and the railway
employes. He has added to his long
hst of progressive accomplishments
the establishment of the 8-hour day
on railroads. He has moved the -seat
of government from Wall street to
Washington, and has convinced the
world that the, nation itself Is bigger
and "stronger than the handful of
men who control the vast railroad
system and who thought they con
trolled the destinies of their em
ployes. He did the only thing he
could do to prevent a strike, and it
was a good thing to do at that What,
the political consequences will be
we don't know except that WaD
street and the rail barons are hpt un
der the collar and will provide
Hughes and his backers with mil
lions to- beat Wilson. What the peo
ple who were benefited will do re
mains to be developed.
STRONG INSTANCE OF FAITH.
Rev. Paul J. Goodwin, 19 years old,
and the pastor of the Nazarene
church of Edendale, a suburb of Los
Angeles, at a salary of $8 per week,
jolted his congregation by announc
ing, in these brave words, that he
would be married:
"I am marrying on the soundest
foundation faith. ' Men usually
marry because they have money and
position. When they lose these they
have .nothing. Men marry because
they are strong and believe they can t
earn a good living for themselves t
and those dependent upon them. Be-
hold, they are stricken with sickness
and there js poverty and discontent.
I am marrying on faith faith in
God faith in myself and faith in the '
girl I love. We are ready for ansr