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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
500 S. PEOniA ST. CHICAGO. IU.
lelenllOnes Editorial, Monroe 35S
e"7""" Circulation. Monroe Zm
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chi
cago, 30 cents a Month. By Mail.
United States and Canada, $3.00 a
Entered as second-class matter April
21. 1914. at theposto!;ice at Chicago
1IL, under the'A-'. of March 3, 145 s'
terests that want special privileges,
the pepple who make money out of '
war, the folks who want American '
lives paid for their Mexican ranches, j
-are all behind Hughes." '
AN EDITORIAL. BY HENRY
FORD. Somehow, the'men of this
country who have won success by
their brains rather than by special
legislation in. their interest have a
habit of saying things with "more
"punch" than the professional ora
tors and editors. Thomas A. Edison,
lifelongRepublican, for instance, the
other day inxexplainingxwhy"he is for
Woodrow Wilson uttered this senti
"They say he has blundered, but I
notice he has always blundered for
ward." And now comes Henry Ford, also
lifelong Republican, talking off-hand
to New York reporters and conden
sing a whole editorial in four pungent
"The slogan of Wilson's campaign
ought to be 'Out of the shops in eight
"I don't see how the wage-earner
can vote for anyone but Wilson, the
president who has the honor of hav
ing begun a national eight-hour
movement that will revolutionize
"The keeping of Americans alive
out of war and alive properly, with
comfortable working hours and de--'cent
wages, is Wilson's passion.
"If the wage-tjarners want anothr
er reason why they should be for Wil
son, it is this Wall street, the in-,
SEN. LODGE ANSWERS FOR -HUGHES.
The question: "What
would you have done,Mr. Hughes?" J
which has-been fired at the 'hundred V
per cent candidate" every day since '
he' was nominated, but which he has
not yet attempted to answer, is evi
dently beginning to worry some of
the Republican leaders. The other -day
Senator Lodge, one of the old ;
guard, made a speech inMassachu- :
setts in which, among other things, y
"With singular lack of humor, and v
a curious absence of intalligence, thef
Democratic leaders keep asking in a ,
fatuous way: 'What would you have
done if you had been in power?' ,
Nothing is mpre utterly vain that the
hypothesis of history. Nothing is ,
more futild than to speculate as to
what might have been if everything
had been totally different from What
it was The questions as to the
events of the last three years is not
what-we would have done if we had -been
in power. The question is, and
the only question is, what they did.
On that issue we bring them to the
bar of public opinion and askthe ver- '
diet of the people of the United "
Lodge is ttie first Republican lead
er wherhas. had the nerve even to re
fer to thajguestion, which every voter
in the nation! has a right to have an
swered specifically and directly by ,
Candidate Hughes. And Lodge says
tirat the question is unintelligent;
that, "nothing fs more utterly vain
than the hypothesis of history."
High-brow Massachusetts may
consider this a perfectly good an
swer; they fall for a lot of high-fa- ,
lutin stuff there that the folk in sec
tions of the country where there Is t
more common sense and less culture
appraise at its real worth.