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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
FOITOR AND PUBLISHER,
COO S. PEOniA ST. ' CHICAGO, ' ILI..
TflonhnnPt Editorial, Monroe 33
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Entered cls second-class matter April
21. 1914, at the postofflce at Chicago,
111, under the Act or March 3. 1879.
NOT CAUSE ENOUGH. To the
Editor: We should have declared -war
the day the Prussian autocrat pre
scribed how we should paint our
ships. A Steady Reader.
Oh no, not war! When you get to
the meat of it, it was only Wilhelm's
endeavor to dictate style 'of dressing
up the 'ships. And what a lot of our
styles we take at European dictum.
Look at our women!. Some French
woman wanted to show her shapeli
ness, and the American girl who first
got her abbreviated skirt was it. Our
men are just as far in it, too. They'd
let whiskers grow on their faces in
40 different directions if only some
foreign prince would make it the
rage. An order on how to paint up
our ships was insulting, of course,
but we regularly swallow a lot of
foreign insults by imitating the fool
ish fads sent over to us, and war is
not a matter, of paint, but of blood.
THE CONTRARY HEATHEN.
We are beginning to feel right sorry
for those poor, benighted heathens,
the Chinese. For unnumbered cen
turies they have been socially and
religiously opposed to war, and now,
with all the urging and inducements
on earth, they hesitate about joining
in the throat-cutting that's going on.
Only the other day China's cabinet
wanted to break off diplomatic rela
tions with Germany, but President
Li Yuan Hung bucked. All the poor
blood-hungry cabinet could do was
to take its dolls and other playthings
and fly away to TienTsin, and, at last
accounts, Li Hung was trying to coax
them back to Pekin. Some powerful
influence has simply got to take
those heathens and throw 'em bodily
into war. The very idea of their
being at peace, with all Christian Eu
rope in the butchery business.
A SILLY ARRANGEMENT. We
send about a hundred representatives
to the U. S. senate to legislate for us,
and permit one of them to block leg
islation by sheer power to talk. It is
talk that doesn't change votes but
simply defeats a vote.
We are the only nation on earth
that can be held up by cheap talk.
It Is a rip-roaring old 'comment on
Outside the merits of the legisla
tion that has just been defeated, the
country must be pretty nearly as dis-gusted-as
is its president. And every
enemy the 'country has must be
What this country needs is power 4
to recall those supposedly elected to
represent it. To leave it to one state
to deny what the rest of the country
wants in the way of national legis
lation is about the silliest arrange
ment that could be concocted. Pres
ident Wilson calls it "contemptible."
It's more than that. It is ludicrous.
We understand that a number of
adepts at the game of baseball are
spending the early spring in the
sunny southland. We shall have to
ask the sporting editor to write some
thing about this.
During one of the recent raids on
"the east coast" of England a Zepp
dropped two bombs on a well-known
gob! course, providing two excellent
pot bunkers, which the players have
nicknamed Big and Little Willie.