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N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND POBtlSHER.
BOO SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, ILL
T !.,...., Editorial, Monroe 253
t leleptlOneS circulation. Monroe 3S30
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier in Chicago.
30 cents a Month. By Hail, United
Stateg and Canada, 33.00 a Year.
Entered as second-class inatter April
21, 19H, at the postofflce at Chicago,
I1L. under the Act of March 3, 1879.
THEY ALL LOOK ALIKE. I am
not running The Day Book merely to
please a single faction of the people.
I am not interested in Catholics as
Catholics, Protestants as Protestants
or Jews as Jews. As I belong to none
of their churches and none of their
creeds they all look alike to me. I
have lived long enough and fought
the fight long enough to look be
neath uniforms and see the man un-
derneath. If I have any prejudice
against any man because of his creed,
color, nationality or other circum
stances of birth and training I am not
conscious of it So I am not at all
disturbed when letters qome to this
office accusing me of favoring any'
class of people because of their creed.
I will publish a letter attacking me as
willingly as one attacking somebody
else, provided it is fit for publication.
So I have no feeling against W. H.
Miller or anybody else. Miller prob
ably believes what he wrote; and, if
Hie is mistaken, that will hurt him
sore than it will hurt me. It hurts
Eybody to unjustly judge others, but
Be hurt may set them right. If we
rofit by our mistakes tne mistakes
valuable. Anyhow, tne truth will
in out finally.
When I say anything in The Day
pBook I say what I think. I am giving
'Others the same opportunity. Nobody
has to believe it merely because I say
it It must stand the test of public
ity. Those who read have the right
to use their own Judgment
All of us would get farther, doubt
less, if we were to give the other fel
low the "benefit of the doubt and as
sume that he means well even if m
our judgment he is mistaken.
I don't know of anybody who i3
happier than I am most of the time,
and I think the reason for it is that
I don't hate anybody, and don't be
long to anything less than the whole
human brotherhood. If I could ac
tually live up to the Golden Rule I be
lieve I would be the most religious
man in the world. But I can't and
don't I am human and therefore
weak. I fall so far short of the kind(
of man I think I ought to be that'
sometimes I think less of myself than
I do of anybody else. Yet I would like
to think well of myself.
FAKE NEWS. Not long ago I
was discussing adless journalism, The
Day Book and a free press with a
-member of the present cabinet He
made the following statement:
"The cabinet meets Tuesdays and
Fridays One Wednesday morning
the Washington papers gave much'
space to a news story about an al
leged discussion at the cabinet meet
ing the day before on the matter of
whether or not the government
should appeal the steel trust case.
The truth was that the subject wasn't
even mentioned at that cabinet meet
ing and has never been discussed at
any cabinet meeting."
Ever since the argument with Ger
many began we have been told from
day to day what the president and
secretary of state were thinking, and
what they would probably do. Yet
there probably wasn't a correspon
dent In Washington who had been
taken into the confidence of either
or who had any accurate information
at all on what they expected to say
Much of the news that comes out
of Washington is created in the linage