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Page  1 ï~~THE GERMAN NOTE. Germany's latest communication to President Wilson, as reported from London yesterday, is characteristically indefinite. It is far from a surrender. Again Berlin harps piously on the term "a peace of justice." But no indication is evident that the Hun has altered his idea of justice. A peace of German "justice" could be nothing more than a Germanpeace, and to avoid a German peace is just what the United States and her allies are fighting for. The denial of inhumanity upon the seas is equaled in absurdity by the protestation that unnecessary property destruction has not been practiced in Belgium. The labored attempt to show that- the Kaiser's fangs have been pulled by a liberated people is feeble indeed. And Foch must have laughed when he read the proposal for an armistice based on "the actual standard of power on both sides in the field." If the London text is authentic it would be a safe bet that the war is still on. GIRLS AND UNIFORMS. In its efforts to protect soldiers and sailors, the United States government, cooperating with the Chicago police department, is dealing drastically with women whom it suspects of interference with its aims. Many young girls, foolishly romantic or just plain silly, have been caught in the net through their thoughtlessness in making chance acquaintances on the street. They should know that their innocence, even when proved to the satisfaction of a judge in court, does not exempt them from TEN DAYS' DETENTION under the government's program. Such girls seldom know of the professional bondsman. In their inexperience they dread to call upon their friends or relatives for bail. The government's methods cannot be criticized. They are based on knowledge, experience and national necessity. But girls inclined to flirtation, however innocent, should take warning. THE STRAPHANGER. In their study of the traction ordinance Supon which they will vote Nov. 5, the people of Chicago should not lose sight of the main points at issue. The principal of these is the one of better service. There may be many matters of involved financing that are difficult for the straphanger to understand. He may rest assured, however, upon the word of unbiased experts, who have watched closely.the development of the projected solution of the traction problem, that these intricacies have been well taken care of.. The people are protected thoroughly in their Fights. The city is protected. The community gets the best of the bargain, not only in immediate results but in the opportunity that is opened for municipal ownership in the future. What the straphanger CAN understand without argume'nt or explanation is that a SEAT is better than a STRAP; that scientific ],APID TRANSIT, by way of elevated, surface and SUBWAY lines operated in a single system,.is preferable to prolongation to an lpdefinite period of the present muddled arrangement of overlapping lines. The seat and the fast ride the ordinance will give him. Here are some facts that the voter should sIfeep iq mind when attempts are made to safddIe him into a belief that the City.suscil, the Association of Commerce, the 'vic Federation, the Chicago Real Estate Srd, the Citizens' Association and similar tes are trying to "put something over on (im': m SThe proposed single corporation is to be nized NOT FOR PROFIT. finder the ordinance, transportation will,URNI ED AT COST.; trustee plan gives absolute CITY R(5T. K, JLW.sN I 1 WtLia.JN i reply to Germany strikes a responsive note throughoust the United States. It is a good, clear statement that we are not to be tampered with. Germany forced us into the war, but with all her dipom macy she will not force usout. The President points out the irnsincerity of their proposals, while they are seeking an armistice, and pursuing a course of unspeakable spoliation. The President proposes to safeguard the fruits of our victory. Kalserism must go. Three-fourths of the world's population is now under democracy, and the other fourth soon will be. The war h s cost too much in men and money and broken hearts to be,erminated in any way that shall not bring in the new day for humanity. more neighborhood business and residential development and brings closer ultimate municipal ownership. Vote for the ordinance. Let the coming election day le the straphangers' Fourth of July. WE MISS OUR MOVIES. Until the grip closed the movies, few persons of whatever age realized how important the pictures had become in their lives. In a few years, and so gradually as to be almost imperceptible. the custom of watching them has grown upon individuals of all mentalities to a greater extent than they realized until they suddenly were deprived of them. Who would attempt to calculate the volume of light that has been shed upon humanity by the spinning film! tAn hour to kill" no longer exists in the scheme of things., No matter how poor the picture, no hour spent at the movies ever failed to produce at least the germ of a thought-though it were but wonderment that such a theme could pay. Cheap, easily available, they offer painlessly and in cozy, subdued surroundings first of all that most necessary requirement of a healthy mind-diversion. Accelerators of the imagination, they yet instruct and educate. A single reel may contain different thrills for many different devotees-styles for mother, an exciting stymie for father, a heavenly hand-kissing for sister and impossible heroics for Willie. Sure-fire agencies in the inculcation and burnishing of patriotism, sturdy and steady boosters for Liberty Loans, the movies have been a splendid factor in keeping the home fire burning. Before the "flu" arrived some of us may have felt of the motion picture that we could "take it or leave it alone." Our belief is slipping. Now that the excitement of the loan drive is over we begin to realize our deprivation. We bear up under the thought that it is all in a good cause and for the common good. The doctors know what is best for us, perhaps. But speed the day when we can crawl out of the domiciliary cloister and resume our breathless hatred of the putteed villain who, we are morally certain, in the mystic mazes of movieland still pursues her. SIC 'EM, WILLIE! It seems not many months ago that Willie late at night, dozing upon a distant desk, would leap in sleepy confusion at the night editor's terrifying signal, "BOYr" A copy boy who shows double speed in action, however, and fades only when the battle is over, sometimes is forgiven when it is known that his days are spent in a tech nical high school. We have forgotten how many years Willie burned the candle at both ends, but he did a heroic job. Finally Willie disappeared. The war came. Our., ahlnteers from the office soon reported'illie in canip with them at Houston. They didn't see much of him. He had invented an incinerator and was pottering around with high' explosives and that sort of thing. Yesterday we heard frdm Willie. A modest letter revealed that his principal occupation in France at this time is building bridges under fire. FROM THE REV. MR PRINCE. Ed o '..w " -. Sir-Will you allow me to correct(your title *'She Answers Mr. Prince"? It should have been "She Assails Mr. Prince." I think it should be said in.. "; all fairness that only half of my let. ter was published (and I will tmticpate another assailant by saying that half was plenty). When I wrote my letter I expected attacks such as Mises Balcom'd in Saturday's Herald and - Examiner. Fearless statements a-. wayb provbke abuse. It may Interest the lady to know that in a personal letter of commondation received from a stranger he mentioned an American army officer who was as much disgusted as I with Senator Lewis' speech, anid for the same reasons. In the letter as' I wrote it I spoke of France as well as Great Britain. I was not seeking to demonstrate superiority or "who shall be greatest" Such a matter is totally alien to the whole spirit of all the allie fighting forces. I was appealing only for fair play. Abuse Is a poor sub- rstitute for argument and Is not worth refutation. HERBERT W. PRINCE, Rtor of e <thes efth Eie p ny. -" MORE ON SHARING GLORY. rFm o1 Tb.e IteUM nd r amunar: i: Sir--The interesting discussion) of Senator Lewis' speech brings to light only too vividly that we all, don't think alike. Mr. Bounini's suggestion "that we must respect all lhgages until a universal one Is established" is one that we should all heed. But let us 4 not take away from Great Britain the glory that is here as champion of Serbia, Belgium and France and the financial and moral mainstay of the entente for those terrible four years of slaugilter. Italy, too, deserves great credit for her foresight in withdrawing from the agreements N with the central powers and joining the entente in their cause of justice. We need not speak of France, because we all feel In our hearts for her. r, Let us Americans not brag of our accomplishments above those of our st..y allied friends. They have fought not one war, but a hundred since that fateful day in August. Instead, we should holdup to ourfellow men the The old Stal greatness of all of the allied nations with whom our blood is shed in a common cause. BY THOMAS P. BASHA France, Great Britain, Italy, Bel- OR evry blue star that's transfigured glum, Russia. Serbia. as well as Po- For a hero "gone west" o'er the sea, land and the Csecho-Slovaks, have There's a record immortal In haaster all paid an enormous price, and God On the scroll of the Land of the Free; forbid that America shall pay one as For ev'ry brave brother and father ands great In proportion. Let us make Who's died in Humanity's fight, common front at home, like our gal- Columbia's engraved on her victories we lant soldiers have done in Europe. Mis triumph for freedom and right. against the enemy, and we shall all be victors. ' ETHE mother whose heartatrings are br FRANK L. KERNOWKI. Harks back to the babe at her breast o.hksb. w - And smiles, through her tears, that his br BRITAIN'8 DEEDS HIS CONSOLA- Bide her know that his soul is at rest. TION. The wife whose beloved was snatched fto WotefT n,a By the specter that stalked through the Sir-In reply to our aggrieved An- Yet sees through the clouds of the da gl-American friend, Mr. Prince, I The victory writ by his hand. would refer him to the alleged remark: of a sot to a brother t T HE sister whose pal hos gone down marks of a Scott Trafalgar wothen Nel- Scot Whos champion sleeps "Over Thor Remembers he helped when the Forces son flung his famous mesage to the Imperiled America fair. breese, "England expects thi day Fre'ybu trt~' tmflrdi that every man shall do his duty." For ev ry blue star that's trasolgured is "It's poor cheer for auld Scotland, That's besot of the freedom of patriots Sandy," was the remark which That's begotten of brotherly love. brought forth the reply: "scotland weel kens hbr sons can da their duty without bein' telL" ar and Stri I know It is poor cheer for old Britain here in Chicago to listen to the general talk on the war. I have The German Hymn of Hate-Not Yel felt a little sad on occasions as I we hel voni hate umd1 sos alone-- listened to all the lavish praise be- " e * stoired upon America as if she were And We Should Worry. doing it all, but I have never fett Those new German submarines may; angry at that. I soon consoled my- view of present developments in Euro3 self with the reflection that a nation have any home port to get back to. that raised an army of 5,000.000 " * " men under the voluntary system. Nut So Cosgesilel that went voluntarily Into the war The All Highest isn't picking violets: to keep her pledged word and to be picking his exit. true to her friends-she was not attacked, and if stories are true, re- TO DODGE THE FLUceived offers of rich reward to re, Be carefuI not to sit or stane main'out-that has a million of r In cold and draoughty b heea' best sons dead upon the dlfferoeneep watch upon your neighbos battlefields needs no hornblowing- In Avoid him when he sneeses. her praise; nor does she need tO blow her own horn. These three facts He Can't Stop It. speak for themselves. All tKaiser can do now is to set is I do not mention these because his abdication for a little while, and he's there may be a dearth of Just praise do that.a s bestowed upon her, but tecuse I But Why Worry? have heard occasional sneers about.... no,.. h,..,.,. 1 a r; It looasasa eu o m uDy t ut 08/14/2006 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS NEWSPAPER R M T.f} eo W8 THAT I

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