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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN EDITOR AND PUBLISHER. COO SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL . , . Editorial. Monroe SS3 JelepflOneS Circulation. Monroe 3S23 SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago. 30 cents a Month. By Mall. United States and Canada. S3 00 .a Year. Entered as second-class matter April 21. 1914. at the postoHice at Chicago, I1L, under the Act of March 3, 1879. KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON. Some of our hypenated American friends of German nativity or ancestry may well keep cool after reading President Wilson's last note to Germany. " It is firm, all right enough and it means what it says. But the demands of this government are not aimed alone at Germany's activities on the seas, but at Great Britain as well. It is a firm stand for freedom of the seas, a declaration of rights of neu- tral countries, which must not be. violated by any power, however powerful as a sea-fighter. Here is a most significant para graph from the Wilson note: "The government of the United States and the imperial German gov ernment are- contending for the same great object, have long stood together in urging the very principles upon which the government of the United States now so solemnly insists. They are both contending for THE FREE DOM OF THE SEAS. The govern ttnent of the United States WILL CONTINUE TO CONTEND FOR THAT FREEDOM, FROM WHAT EVER QUARTER VIOLATED, WITHOUT COMPROMISE AND AT ANY COST. It invites the practical co-operation of the imperial German government at this time when co operation may accomplish most and this great common object be most strikingly and effectively achieved." That means ANY sea-power. It j, means that this government will not stand for Great Britain assuming to rule the seas to the extent of violat ing the rights of ALL neutrals, any more than it will stand for Germany dictating under what conditions neu tral commerce may travel on the ocean highways. Some kind friend might take the editor'of the Illinois Staats-Zeitung into a quiet corner and tell him to keep his shirt on before he writes any more fool editorials to this ef fect: "As we stated before the pres ent note to Germany had been pub lished, apparently our government had a secret agreement with Eng land to force a break with Germany." We might expect such fool slob ber in a paper published in Germany and edited by an editor who didnT; know what was going on, but for a man who calls himself an American citizen, enjoying the protection of the American flag, to spill such stuff indi cates that the wheels in his head are exceeding the speed limit. MORE ROCKEFELLERISM. Old John D. and young John D. got a taste of blood at Ludolw, Colo., and evidently liked it Hired gunmen seem to fit nicely with their scheme of sal vation and profit When they stand up in church and sing "Onward Christian Soldiers" doubtless they have mental vision of strikebreakers hired from the city slums to shoot down American workingmen who are striving for a decent living. Throughout its long criminal his tory the Standard Oil Co. has been little troubled with strikes. It has boasted that it paid its help so well that the men were always loyal and contented glad to be on the S. 0. payroll Now there is a change in the spirit of their dreams. The Rockefeller concern is at war with some of its workmen. And first crack out of the Standard box comes an army of thugs so-called guards w-ho shoot, and shoot to kill . .. - .., ---'-- -'