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N. a cdCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
SOO SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL
7V.-I. .- Editorial, Monroe 3S3
leiepnOneS Circulation, Monroe 3820
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
30 cents a Month. Br Mall. United
States and Canada, J3.00 a Tear.
Entered ag second-class matter April
21,'19H. at the postoffice at Chicago,
111., under the Act or March 3, 1879.
PRES. WILSON AND THE NA
TION'S CRISIS. Horror, indigna
tion, dismay are the emotions which
stir the great American public as the
details of the Lusitania catastrophe
sink in, soul-sickening. We can't
help it We are not yet hardened on
this side to the sight of thousands
dying in the whiff of smoke from a
man-made blast. Not yet can we
read indifferently of women strug
gling in ocean's vast embrace merely
for a little political advantage. Nor
can we yet look callously on1 heaps
of babies' bodies in the war god's
Europe has taken on this callous.'
Europe hating, fighting, seeing red,
perfectly crazy has no sensibilities
left. No doubt Germany is amazed
that the United States is so horror
stricken at the death of a mere hand
ful of people, a mere 1.20Q or 1,300,
But, in the midst of our feeling of
horror, let us not bluster about war.
If we urge war let us be prepared to
enter it in the same manner as Eng
land, France and Belgium, with our
eyes open. Not for a "show of
force," but for war that means war.
We will then be In the thick of it and
finally we will be as hardened as the
rest, with horror piled on horror.
Merely a naval excursion to aid the
allied fleet will not do. An American
army, joining the Canadian contin
gent hastily armed and equipped
and thrown into the trenches of Flan-
ures would not do. J
Do we want war? '
In this crisis this country has' a'
president not only fit to give the
world the ablest presentation of our1
case, but to make the decision. He
is the one man to speak for Arner-"5
ica. If, in his final opinion, human
patience has been exhausted, the
people will accept that decision and
l give their all. But if peace can be
maintained with ionor, Pres. Wilson
' will do it. That is what he has
worked for since the European con
flagration started. He is still work
ing for it in this crisis. The time may
come when honor may demand some
thing fraught with, such consequenc
es that nothing like it has occurred
in the history of this nation. But if
that time can be averted Pres. Wilson
will do it At present the duty of all
is clear to await with-patience, self
restraint and dignity, the decision of
the man who has the nation's destiny
in charge and to approve his course
61 action with loyal support.
GONE FAR ENOUGH
Oh, John, dear, I've just been to
the milliner's, jmd my new hat is go
ing to be a dream."
"You bet, and that's all it's going
to be this time, tool"
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