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ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
BY N. D. COCHRAN.
Battleships. The newspapers are
full of pictures of great battleships,
dreadnoughts and superdreadnoughts
each costing millions of dollars
wrung from the toilers of the world.
There will be great sea fights. Big
guns will send their leaden messages
through the armored sides of the en
emy's ships, and small guns will rake
the deck with their rain of death.
Ships will go to the bottom of the
sea, and with them brave men and
Somewhere I have read how sci
ence can now direct torpedoes from
the shore by wireless, moving them
about in the waters as men have
steered ships and yet no human be
ing aboard the torpedo.
Why can't science fit out our bat
tleships in like manner, and make our
wars of the sea mere wars of dollars
and no't of men?
If that could be done, nations couldV
play sea fights like a game of chess,
no lives would be lost only dollars;
and dollars are lost anyhow that have
been spent on battleships.
Then we could watch great sea
fights as we watch the movies,., and
not care a darn if all the battleships
in commission were sent to the bot
tom of the sea.
Sit Down on Hearst. It's about
time somebody were sitting down on
Hearst, and sitting down hard.
Only a few weeks ago he was using
his newspapers to attempt to force
this country into war with Mexico
and brutally cartooning President
Wilson and Secretary Bryan.
He did everything he could do to
interfere with President Wilson's
Mexican peace policy and to bring
about armed intervention by this
country; and also tried to -ball-up the
president's policy of maintaining na
tional honor in the matter of canal
But in spite of Hearst and his ilk, j
the president's policy was successful.
We are now at peace with the world!
not mixed up in the Mexican mess, j
and in. splendid position to keep on
good terms with the world while Eu
ropean governments are in the throes
of a cruel war.
When Wilson had put this country
in position to command the respect
of the remainder of the world, he was
able to tender our good offices to the
warring nations of Europe, in the
interest x)f peace.
As the official head of our govern
ment the president has done all he or
anybody else could do when he ten
dered our good offices. Now comes
fhe national nuisance and pestiferous
buttinsky, Willie Hearst, trying to
mess things up again by asking gov
ernors, congressmen and officials in
this and other countries to join hands
in an effort for peace.
The ostensible object is praise
worthy enough, but the manner in
which Hearst is attempting to do it
is not only cheap Hearst bunk, but is
calculated to interfere-with President
Hearst doesn't dare cartoon the
president now, but has to find some
other way of pestering the president.
Hearst is not only a national
nuisance, but a public pest as welL
What's the Answer? There are
many millions of Russians and but
one czar. There are many millions of
Germans and but one emperor.
The czar orders the Russian mil
lions to murder the German millions.
The German emperor orders the Ger
man millions to murder the Russian
And straightway the insane slaugh
Why do many millions let two men
push them into the shambles?
Nearly forty thousand sound, able
bodied MEN made gun-fodder in the
attack on Liege and there are wo
men and little children back liome.
1 Thousands upon thousands qf humaa
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