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Savoy, 4346 Madison
Standard, 750 N. Clark
Star, 1453 Milwaukee v.
Star, 1415 Fullerton Av
States, 3509 S. State
Washington, 3440 S. State
Wiley's, 2153 Lincoln Av.
"The Bombay Buddha."
Winchester, 1936 W. Chicago Av
White Rose, 1420 S. Crawford
"The Phantom Violin."
Yale, Mayw'd, 5th Av. and Madison
THE COUNTRY'S WISHES WILL
BE WILSON'S LEAD
What does America think?
This is the question asked around
the world as soon as it was known
that American lives w$re lost with
the torpedoing of the Lusitania.
America scarcely knows what to
think. This has been clearly indi
cated in Washington. Washington
has also indicated that it will not
think for itself but wil labide by the
sentiment of the country.
England and her allies are by edi
torial and news source, by sermon
an dspeech, trying to" arouse the in
dignation of America. It would be
greatly to their advantage if America
should take any active stand against
At home there is divided sentiment.
Few justify the act of Germany in
torpedoing a defenseless ship laden
with noncombatants. But there are
many who say the Americans on
board the Lusitania acted unwisely
in taking a ship flying the flag that
had so often been sunk by the sub
marines. There are many who think
the Lusitania passengers took re
sponsibility upon themselves when
they sailed on a British boat; that the I
T Germans, fighting for national exis
tence, were justified in' their act
The Cunard line and the British
admiralty are being scored. The
Britons, despite the warnings of the
Germans, had not even a destroyer to
meet the Lusitania when it entered
the war zone. American naval au
thorities say there should-have been
a convoy of warboats accompanying
so important a ship as the Lusitania.
With them present, even had the
ship been torpedoed, nearly every
one on board must have been saved.
The steamship is blamed for not tell
ing the passengers the boat had a
contraband cargo. Survivors say the
lifeboats were in wretched condition,
with the result that but 5 boats were
successfully launched, while at leas't
19 appear to have capsized in launch
ing. Meanwhile Pres. Wilson sits tight
and keeps others from rocking the
boat The people of the country are
giving their opinions freely but coolly.
Big men have expressed implicit con
fidence in the administration at
Washington. The people wiil be with
the president in whatever he does. In
a previous letter Pres. Wilson warned
Germany that it would be held to a
"strict accountability" for American
lives. Much now depends upon the
definition of "strict accountability."
It may mean anything between mon
ey compensation and war.
The president is waiting to'discover
what the people think before he takes
official action. -
WHITLOCK. DIVORCE SUIT MAY'
BE RE-OPENED -
The divorce suit of Harry Whit-
lock of 2718 W. Adams st. is again to ;
be aired in the courts, for his wife,
Mrs. Jessie Whitlock, has successfully .
petitioned the supreme court for a r
Whitlock was granted a divorce a -short
time ago when he testified how
the "soul kisses" of his family physi- ,
cian, Dr. Chas. O'Byrne, 2955 Wash-
ington blvd. caused a family quarrel,