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.Tsoast that we are a Christian nation, 'yet know we are not. I know of no body just now who could qualify as a real Christian. Our industrial de velopment has been marvelous, but there's nothing Christian about it It's plainly hellish in tts inhumanity, however heavenly in efficiency. I use the word inhumanity in its con ventional sense. What we call inhu manity is really humanity. Bryan is changing my notions of war and peace. I'm beginning to wonder if he isn't opposed to war be cause he fears that in war time men will be too busy fighting to stand still while he preaches at and re forms them. He's like the charity workers who love to study the psy chology of the starving poor, or keenly watch the effect on a poor mother of having her children taken from her after they have sent her husband to the Bridewell. And he seems to be afraid now that Wilson might do something that would spoil that new phrase of his: "You shall not bury the Democratic party in a drunkard's grave." Bryan might be a herbic figure in war, for he would have the courage of a fanatic, but with peace I'm afraid he will preach himself into a piffler's grave. This war we're in. is a newspaper war so far, and a war for munition and armament makers. But it's in teresting all the same to see how some folks act Even politicians drop off their partisan masksv bulge out their chests and claim to be pa triots. And we're all together in one thing at least the flag. Roosevelt has quit knocking Wilson and offers himself and sons for army service and straightway one of the sons Is commissioned a major. Roosevelt will accept a brigade for himself and officers' jobs for all of his sons. Even reactiQHSsyDld Reed Smoot may of fer all of Tlis Mormon wives to the Red Cross. So you see, after all, that war has its compensations. I'd rather have Teddy riding a general's war Bteed than making a big noise with J that political hammer in time of peace and prosperity. Anyhow, peace is merely another kind of war. We all learn to fight at home. The children generally learn it from parents, and after fighting each other, start out against the world. Gossip is war, and often wounds more savagely than dum dum bullets. Business is war all the way through. When it tries to or ganize for peace the law won't stand for it. We've simply got to fight somebody or something. Lucy Page Gaston girds on her armor and fights the cigarette. Arthur Burrage Far well makes his living fighting the Demon Rum. Billy Sunday gets rich fighting vice, and preachers who try to preach the love of God come darned near starving to deah. Billy's no prince of peace, he's a rip-snorting, fighting son of Mars and makes it pay. The hired warriors of Organized Charity fight poverty and the poor; and make it pay. So you see that even as a business proposition war pays and peace does not Peace doesn't thrill war does. War is action peace inaction. War is red peace is gray. War is ro mantic peace is anaemic. And both mean death anyhow. That's the end of war and the end of peace. Look what war has done for Eng land. Even the so-called nobility has learned how to serve and how to die and that death sees no difference between earl and peasant Already even the hint of war has changed our men. Men who in time of peace won't get up in a street car and give an old woman a seat, leap to their feet in a cabaret and begin singing when the band plays "The Star Spangled Banner." Jim Pugh offers his power boats to his coun try, and George Reynolds says Uncle Sam can have all the money he wants. Only George didn't say at what rate per cent And in the meantime the janitors and jani tresses in the Continental & Com mercial bank building are striking