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N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL.
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States and Canada, $3.00 a Tsar.
Entered as second-class matter April
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under we Act or juarcn 3, 187.
STANDPATTERS ALERT There
is always danger to the people polit
ically during hard times. The forces
of Special Privilege work while the
people sleep and are always on the
alert to seize every opportunity that
presents itself. Already we hear the
old slogan of "A Full Dinner Pail,"
and it is started by the very men who
helped empty it. They know that
the time to appeal to a workingman's
stomach is when it is empty; for tob
often the head is empty when the
Aldrich, who for years ruled the
TJ. S. senate for the benefit of Special
Privilege, ducked when the people be
gan to get their hands on their own
government. But now that a gigan
tic war in Europe has upset business
all over the world, Aldrich sees a
chance to fool the people again with
his yells for a high tariff and a full
dinner pail. So he is about to trot
out Biau toot as tne u. u. if. can
didate for president And Root is the
man who played Mark Hanna in the
Chicago convention in 1912 and ran
the steam roller over progressive Re
publicans. The inference is that followers of
the Bull Moose are now ready to
kneel down and kiss the hand that
Things look dark for Wilson just
now, but if business keeps on pick
ing up and the mills and factories be-
gin to hum, that old Hanna slogan
will fail of its purpose. This is a
swift old" world nowadays. Things
happen fast. You never can bet on
the people feeling as glum next year
as they seem to feel this year.
A quick peace in Europe, with a
rapid revival of industry and busi
ness, will check the swing of the pen
dulum toward reaction and start it
the other way again. If that hap
pens it won't be so easy to make the
folks believe that tariff revision
downward is responsible for all the
economic ills that followed in the
wake of that war.
It isn't safe in 1915 to count votes
that won't be cast until November,
1916. Lots of things can happen in
Look out, boys, Wall street is in
Paris has barred the tango. It also
is trying to bar the goose step.
A Virginia, Minn., couple got mar-
fried in a morgue. It usually takes a
bridal couple two months to feel that
New York has voted for the 30
hour day; at least the legislature
voted to increase the working hours
Truth may be stranger than fiction
but if this war keeps on the corre
spondents will give truth a hard rub
to hold its lead.
That Cleveland man who discov
ered that drums have souls is right;
the one we gave our small boy last
Christmas is a lost soul.
John D. Rockefeller's auto hit a
Tarrytown boy. Lucky boy. If we
ever get hit by an auto it will belong v
to a bankrupt who bought it on the
Henry Parish of the New York Life
Insurance company retired and some
one strove to make a sensation out
of the fact thathe hated telephones
and typewriters. To us this is proof
that Mr. Parish hated delays.