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TJtitt DAY BOOK!
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
M S. PEORIA ST. CIIICAGO. ILL.
Telephones S'i. Monro m
Circulation, Monroe 3fiM
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ada,50 cents a Month.
Entered as serond-class matter April
-1. 1914, at the poatofflce at Chicago.
Ill, under the Act of March 3. 173.
NO PEACE WITH THE KAISER.
President Wilson has inade, it fair
ly clear that America does not con
sider peace possible in a world in"
which the Hohenzollerri dynasty is
allowed to rule. And the United
States, as one of the most powerful
of the allies, should see to it that this
-battle cry is adopted by all the na
tions now at war- with Germany.
Only by bringing this fact home to
the masses of the German people
can democracy be given its chance
in Germany itself.
The Hohenzollerns and their dy
nastic ambitions have been the curse
not only of the docile German peo
ple, but of the whole world as well.
The history of how the Hohenzol
lerns raised themselves from a minor
baronial family to an imperial dy-
hasty claiming divine right, and of
how Prussia was made the menace
that'she is, constitutes one long story J
qi war ana tnett ana rapine
It 'began back in the eighteenth
century, when Wilhelm's much-belauded
ancestor, Frederick the Great,
assisted in the partition of 'the in
dependent kingdom of Poland, tak
ing Ta liberal slice for himself. And
every Prussian war since that time
has netted the Hohenzallerns some
thing of power 'or pelf.
What could the civilized nations
expect of Germany in relations with
little Dclgium, when they remember
ed what Prussia had done to little
Denmark back in the sixties? The
dynasty that ruthlessly robbed Den
mark of her choicest provinces ot
SchleswJg-Holstein &nd thus made
possible the building of the Kiel
danal, largelyfor German naval pur
poses, is the same one that treated a
Belgian treaty as a mere scrap of
The counts in the indictment
against the Hohenzollerns are many ;
against Wilhelni II. they are innum
erable. There can be laid at his
door the sin of causing a whole world
to be drenched in blood and tears. To
him blinded men owe their sightless
eyes, mangled men their shattered
limbs, widows and orphans their
mourning. He has caused all civiliza
tion to cause in its forward swing
and reel backwards into the barbar
ism of war and its attendant hor
rors. He has forever stained liis name
with the violation of Belgium, with
the destruction of its quiet, old,
dreamy cities, with the exile and de
portation of its people. The starving
Belgians, the hungering Polish
Christians and Jews, the children of
Armenians massacred to make a Ma
hommedan holiday, all curse his
name. There is hardly a spot in the
world where his existence has not
been felt and, since 1914, for evil.
No other creature in the world's his
tory has been responsible for so
much woe, so much destruction of
life and property, of happiness and
This fantast with brain warped by
lust for power, this neurotic, this
blasphemer with his wicked pratings
about the favor of the God of Divine
Love for his accursed family, must
go, he and all his brood.
Only when they haVe.been toppled
from the high places of power and
command, only when the German
people are allowed to rule themselves,
only when dynastic pretensions and
ambitions are cast iuto the garbage