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man of fighting age in a population
of 110,000,000. It would have more
guns, more ammunition, more ships
than any country ever had. Three
years might pass, or four, in getting
these things, but we should et them
if we needed themt and we should
never let up until we had won, if it
took ten years.
Because we have the means, we
have the numbers, we have the in
telligence and we have the grit.
Not only because of the ready mo
ney we can furnish the allies, the un
limited credit and all the rest, but be
cause of the tremendous and un
equalled power back of us, it is Good
Night to the German cause and every
German knows it.
You can't make masses of men
fight long in a cause they know is
Particularly when they are pitted
against men that know their cause
is certain to win.
Hence, the United States will end
That isn't all. Here are all these
neutral nations waiting only for our
lead. If we declare that the patience
of civilized men is exhausted and we
cfan stand no more, they will give us
at least their unlimited moral sup
Then it will be the world against
Germany on purely moral grounds
and if Germany were five tim'es as
strong that would break her.
There is nothing to regret in this
situation and nothing to fear. Let
the war come. There is never any
thing to regret or fear when a man
or a nation is right.
And beyond even the marvelous
chance that opens to end the war
and bring back peace to stricken
Europe is something else.
We shall sit at the council bo'ard
where the terms of peace are ar
ranged. Then if we have the courage and
the manhood to stand by our convic
tions and the truth we shall insist
upon one thing as absolutely needful
to a peace now and a peace that will
It is that Europe, for the world's
safety, shall be democratized.
No more king and kaiser business;
no more royal fetiches; no more
sacred families, plotting world do
main and shedding oceans of blood!
Wonderful chande, unequalled in
the history of nations, to serve God,
serve mankind and serve civilization!
The very thought of it ought to
fill us with solemn joy and exaltation.
No more kings, no more wars!
PEACE ADVOCATES PROTEST
Peace advocates met last night in
the apartments of Mrs. H. M. Wil
marth in the Congress hotel and
drew up resolutions protesting
against the entrance of the U. S. into
the European conflict. A copy was
forwarded to President Wilson.
It urged the calling together of the
neutral nations to consider safe
guarding neutral rights on the sea, a
referendum vote on the entrance of
the U. S. into the war and the warn
ing of U. S. citizens not to imperil
this country by traveling in the dan
The following organizations were
represented at the meeting: Woman's
Peace party' American Union Against
Militarism, Neutral Conference com
mittee, Chicago Peace society, Wom
an's Church Federation, Daughters
of the American Revolution, Friends
of Peace, Chicago Woman's club,
Women's Trade Union league, Chi
cago Federation, City club, Political
'Equality league, Chicago Teachers'
Federation, Chicago Woman's Aid,
Socialist Woman's league, Baptist
Ministers' Conference, Chicago
Church Federation Council, Young
Men's Jewish Charities, .Chicago'
School of Civics and Philanthropy
and the Woman's Association' of
Commerce. ' ,
Nearly 1,500 men have applied to
recruiting offices of army and navy.