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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER. .'
BOO S. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, IUh
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cago, 30 cents a Month. By ZIa.Il,
United States and Canada, JJ.00 a
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914. at the postoffice at Chicago.
in, unaer tne Act or March 3, 1879.
I a leader always can be found. If not
Villa It -will be another. Carranza
must cope -with that problem or final
ly give way to a stronger man who
can and will. Mexico gradually is
finding itself. The process is slow
and painful, but' the result seems as
sured. The U. S. is once more becoming
"amigo" to its little brown neighbor.
LOOkS BRIGHTER. In an im
passioned speech at San Andrisa,
Chihuahua, after he had captured
that town on Sept. 24, Villa declared
that he was fighting only traitors to
Mexico and denied enmity toward
Americans. He asked the Mexican
mining men to notify their American
friends to resume mining operations
and promised them protection.
Which is about as convincing a vin
dication of our present and past Mex
ican" policy as one could want.
This country has lately been re
gaining its. lost prestige amazingly.
More important still is the fact that
by coming into personal contagt with
the American forces, the peons, "the
common classes," of Mexico have
become convinced that their fear of
the" hated Gringoes is without reason.
And, too, "the better classes" have
been inspired with real confidence in
the purp'ose of the U. S. government.
There is a visible improvement in
our- relations with Mexico, and the "KM Y
Mexican populace, which is strong- I
ly reflected in the changed attitude
of Villa, the implacable.
The domestic situation in Mexico
also is improved. There is Jess
bloodshed, far less suffering. Villa,
it is true, is still at large and the in
dications are that he is regaining
some of. his lost power. But Villa is
merely an incident. If the spirit of
revolution is still rife in Mexico, if
the causes of revolution stHl exist,
WAR AND MARRIAGEABLE
WOMEN. The war has prompted
Frenchmen seriously to discuss a
proposition to abolish the "marriage-and-dowry"
contract It is remarka
ble that so chivalrous a people as
the French haven't long since kicked
out this dowry relic of barbarism.
Why should any girl, anywhere,
with all the qualities for wifehood,
be barred simply because she or her
folks cannot hand over property to
the bridegroom under a contract
that could be properly defined' as a
bill of sale?
" The basis for this French institu
tion is wjiolly false, if not positively
dishonorable. To be sure, we see
American girls marrying fqreigners
under contract for the passing of
money consideration, but there is no
falsity in our case; our marriages
for title are plainly marked with the
honest, plain-spoken "C. 0. D." The
French, in passing money at the al
tar, seem to feel that the bridegroom
Should be paid for some sacrifice he
Is making. Maybe war israising the
estimate put on women.
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ONE BEST REASON FOR
VOTING FOR WILSON
By Lincoln J. Steffens
(Noted American Journalist.)
Pres. Wilson is the only president
since Lincoln that has had a grasp on
fundamental democracy; the only,
and there is no other in sight none.
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
October 11, 1767. The British
Secretary of State proposed tha
founding of a colony in Illinois.
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