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Did you notice the Tribune's ol
factory editorial, our. Mexican chll-'
dren and how they suffer from mal
nutrition? Is it not strange that the Tribune
editor cannot smell mal-street car
service and mal-telephone service In
Chicago? All the membranes of his
smelling apparatus are dead on those
questions. He says that long dis
tance bellowing is safe gratification
for belligerent impulses.
Mr. Cochran, do you think that if
the editor of the Tribune was in Mex
ico, the Philippines or Europe,- he
would be able to smell the wrongs
committed on the straphangers and
nickel "phone users Of Chicago?
M. 0. R.
GERMAN PEACE NOTE.--Does
the German note to the U. S. mean
peace? Yes and no.
The subtile brain at Berlin behind
that master stroke of diplomacy to
my mind hacj a more far-reaching
motive. .Germany wishes to show
the world of "neutral nations," and
especially the U. S., that the U. S.
has been selling war supplies to Eng
- land, France, Russia, Italy and the
entente, and by thus arousing our
people to a full realization of the
trade In war supplies gain the good
will and sympathy of the U. S.
When that has become an estab
lished "fact Germany can then start
the most destructive submarine war
the world ever heard of with good
First she would attack British war
ships. A battleship costs. $6,000,000
and a first class submarine costs
$300,-000. A little submarine sticks
his nose out of the water, bang! A
A big battleship goes to the bottom of
the ocean. Submarine sinks and goes
several miles away and then sinks
another battleship. In the under-the-sea
game William has got George
Do you think Germany wants
Deace? Yes. I do. but onlv on Ger
many's terms. At present all Ger-1
many wants is the good 'will of the
U. S, and other peaceful nations, and
if she can win that good will the
kaiser has a fine chance to dictate
terms f peace in London. Many a
more daring piece of diplomacy has
come out of Germany.
Twenty-five years ago, the story
runs, Queen Victoria took "her
nephew, wyiiam, and her grandson,
George, to the seashore and, show
ing them all the ships in Liverpool
harbor, she said: "Willie, some day
those ships will all be George's." Wil
liam answered: "Auntie, I am going
,home to Germany and build me some
amps ana some aay my snips wui
whip George's ships." Methinks Wil
liam is about to make godd.
King George or England, William
of Germany, Nicholas of Russia all
first cousins. The world at war over
a family quarrel.
Isn't it about time'to make peace?
RESULTS OF WAR. If the war
goes onintil either of the belliger
ents become vanquished, God only
knows when that will be, or the out
come.' x -r ,
Countries have warred on different
occasions until one was defeated, yet
the same was repeated with greater
The rulers don't care how many
Structures are destrbyed, or how
many lives are-lost, or how many
poor folks suffer, just go their whims
and cankerous greed becomes what
they deem justified.
War never frees men and women,
but enslaves them and causes many
to be more dependent than before.
No -nation can prepare so efficiently
but what others can prepare equaDy
as well, if not better. Advocating
peace is more apt to bring peace than
advocating war. Jealousy, religious
hatred and greed have ruiaed the
More than one worthy arpirant has
gone down through fear of befng per
secuted by prejudiced bulldozers.