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THE DAY BOOKJ
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
BOO S. FBORIA ST. CHICAGO. ILL.
Subscription By Carrier in
Chicago, 50 cents a month. By
Mail, United States and Can
't ada. 50 cents a Month.
Entered as second-clas matter April
21, 1914 at tbe poatofflce at Chlcaft-o.
111., under the Act of March J, 187?.
ALDERMAN MERRIAM. Alder
man Charles E. Merriam is probably
the most valuable man in the city
council to the people of Chicago. He
is one of the best posted men in the
country on municipal affairs. Al
though running on the Republican
ticket, he is not partisan in the pub
lic service, but puts the public good
above party consideration. Merriam
showed unusual political courage in
the last county campaign by sup
porting Maclay Hoyne for state's at
torney, on -the ground that Hoyne
was the best man for the place.
Merriam's good Judgment has been
vindicated since by Hoyne's splen
did work for the public good. Chi
cago needs Merriam in the council.
He is a real leader and is invariably well, look at Louie the Sixteenth.
found on the side of the public in- The neck may also be put to other
terest. iHs service has been non- I uses. Some men use theirs to get
T other nation is a matter of regret to
the president and to the people, with
out a particle of heroics in it The
nation waited long, endured much ,
and resorted to all preventives that
could be resorted to without positive
sacrifice of honor and decent stand
ing among civilized peoples . Hard
necessity compelled the breach with
Germany, and, while certain that
they're in the right, the American
people regard the status quo with
sadness and regret
We didn't want to take even a re
mote part in the European barbar
ism. Peace on earth and good will
toward all nations is what we want
ed. We still have peace, but the
bonds of good will have been broken.
It is unfortunate. It is not a matter
to glory over. You hear no hurrahs
anywhere in America. There Is no
enthusiasm over our prospects of
losing our position as a peaceful,
God-loving, humanity-serving nation
and taking place among the cut
throats who have turned the world
to slaughter, perpetrated nearly all
the horrors of barbarism in thename
of God and pretty nearly destroyed
The neck is a flexible device worn
by all human beings and some prize
fighters. It was given us to keep our
heads on. That sounds easy, but
partisan and his support at the com
ing election should be non-partisan.
NO GRANDEUR IN IT. One of
the semi-official organs of France
bursts into rhapsodies, thus:
"Circumstances give to Mr. Wil
son's act an incontestable grandeur."
It may look grand to the French,
but it strikes us as serious only, the
grandeur having fizzlea out of war,
or anything that looks likewar.
That our nation la compelled to
break its amicable relations with any 1 exercise?
hung by. Others wear Christmas
cravats. The first is fatal; the second
Necks help us a lot in gelling
along with our bodies. They keep
our chins from bumping our breast
bones. And they partially overcome
the handicap of two eyes in front in
stead of one front and back.
Necks are necessary in a way too.
What would the handsome brutes in
collar ads do without them? And
where would our Adam's apple go f c?.
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