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THE DAY BOOK
iV. D. COCHRAN
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1IL, under the Act of March 3. 173.
THE ODDS. Considering wealth,
population and territory, more than
90 per cent of the world is at, war.
Roughly speaking 80 per cent rep
resents the allies and 10 per cent the
central powers. '
The remaining 10 per cent repre
sents the neutrals.
The total wealth of the world is es
timated at $700,000,000,000. Quite a
About $500,000,000,000 belong to
the allies, 1110,000,000,000" to the
central powers, $40,000,000,000 to
The wealth of the United States is
about $250,000,000,000, nearly one
half of. the total wealth of the allies,
more than one-third of the total
wealth of the whole world.
The total population of the world
in round numbers is 1,750,000,00.0.
The allied nations have .about
1,410,000,000 people, the central
powers 164,000,000, the neutrals
The allies control upward of 40,
000,000 square miles of territory, the
central powers a little less than
3,000,000 square miles, the neutrals
a little less than 10,000,000 square
An eastern financial publication
suggests that allied airplanes drop
pamphlets containing these figures
among the German soldiers and the I
Icrmi'n peoplr ao one very effective
wav of hastening the end of the war. j
Certainly, unless the Germans
have entirely lost the power to think
for themselves, a little study of these
figures ought to impress them with
the hopelessness of their situation.
And it ought to impress them with ,
the criminal stupidity of their rulers, ,
whose policies have forced the great
er part of the civilized world to make
war against them.
In the whole history of the world ,
there has been no tragedy more ter
rible than the betrayal of the German
people by the rulers to whom they
have given their blind devotion.
One erf our country's military
hopes is Gen. Economy.
Women are war's worst victims
evan those who marry slackers?
Man is neither the vile nor the ex
cellent thing which he sometimes
imagines himself to be. Disraeli.
The man who orders more than he
can eat, the woman who cooksvmore
than she can use, are not exactly pa
triots. ' -
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