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President Wilson's Thanksgiv
Washington, Nov. 5.-The people
of the United States are called upon
"to bulwark with loyalty and patriot
ism those principles for which the
the free peoples of the earth fought
and died," in President Wilson's an
nual Thanksgiving message issued
The proclamation sets aside No
vember 27 as Thanksgiving Day. It
"The season of the year has again
arrived when the people of the Uni
ted" States are accustimed to unite in
giving thanks to Almighty God for
the blessings which He has conferred
upon our country during the twelve
months that have passed. A year ago
our people poured out their hearts in
praise and thanksgiving that through
divine aid the right was victorious
and peace had come to the nations
which had so courageously struggled
in defense of human liberty and jus
tice. Now that the stern task is ended
and the fruit of achievement is ours,
we look forward with confidence to
the dawn of an era where the sacri
fices of the nation will find recom
pense in a world at peace.
"But to attain the consummation
of the great work to which the Ameri j
can people devoted their manhood,
"Sikt'the vast resources of their coun
try they should, as they give thanks
to God, reconsecrate themselves to
those principles of right which tri
umphed through His merciful good
ness. Our gratitude can find no more
perfect expression than to bulwark j
with loyalty and patriotism those
principles for which the free peoples
of the earth fought and died.
"During the past year we have had
much to make us grateful. In spite of
the confusion in our economic life
resulting from the war, we have pros
pered. Our harvest has been plenti
ful and out of our abundance we
have been able to render succor to
less favored nations. Our democracy
remains unshaken in a world torn
with political and social unrest. Our
traditional ideals are still our guides
in the path of progress and civiliza
"These great blessings thus vouch
safed to us, for which we devoutly i
give thanks, should arouse us to a
fuller sense of our duty to ourselves i
and to mankind to see to it that
nothing we may do shall mar the
completeness of the victory which we
helped to win. No selfish purpose ani
mated us in becoming participants in
the World War, and with a like spirit
of unselfishness' we should strive to
aid by our example and by our co
operation in realizing the enduring
welfare of all peoples and ip. bring
ing into being, a world ruled by
friendship and good will.
Wherefore, I Woodrow Wilson, |
President of the United States of
America, hereby designate Thursday,
the 27th day of November next, for
observance as a day of thanksgiving
and prayer by my fellow countrymen,
inviting them to cease on that day
from their ordinary tasks and to
unite in their homes and in their sev
eral places of worship in ascribing
praise and thanksgiving to God, the
Author of all blessings and the Mas- '
ter of our destinies.
"In witness whereof I have here
unto set my hand and caused the seal !
of the United States to be affixed.
"Done in the District of Columbia,
this fifth day of November in the
year of our Lord, 1919, and of the
independence of the United States
Many Rounded up in Radical
Washington, Nov. 8.-Inaugurat
ing "a general warfare on radical
aliens advocating forcible overthrow
of the government, agents of the de
partment of justice assisted the im
migration bureau, rounded up nearly
500 men and women in raids last
night and today in more than a score
of cities, including the national cap
More than 200 of those arrested
will be held for deportation and it
was announced at the department of
justice that it was thu intention to
request the department of labor to
to deport all aliens found to be en
gaged in radical activities.
Primarily the raids which occurred
in practically every industrial centre
in the East and Middle West were
aimed at the union of Russian work
ers, an organization which Attorney
General Palmer disclosed was form
ed in New York 12 years ago by a
group of men, at the head of which
was William Szatow, now chief of
the Bolshevik police at Petrograd.
In their raids in Newark and Tren
ton, N. J., the federal agents seized
materials for making bombs and a
complete counterfeiting outfit to
gether with considerable counterfeit
money. In -practically every raid the
officers found great quantities of
The Union of Russian Workers
? first came into public notice during
the senate investigation of the street
strike, Jacob Margolis, counsel for
the strike committee, testifying that
he sought the aid of the Russians in
Attorney General Palmer describ
ed the Russian union as "even more
radical than the Bolsheviki," and de
' dared its purpose was to amalgamate
all of the Russian groups in the
United States into one organization.
Mass action, including armed action
in time of "great national strife" is
the principal of the union, he said.
While discussing the activities of
the union at length, from its first con
vention at Detroit in 1914, at which
members from Canada were present,
down to the present time, depart
ment officials would not go into de
tails of the raid. They refused to ans
wer any questions as to that in Wash
ington further than to admit that
nine men had been arrested and that
of the five released upon proving
their American citizenship, one
would be rearrested.
To what extent the Russians were
organized in Washington could not
be learned. The men arrested were
held by federal agents and were sub
jected to lengthy cross examination.
It was understood that those held
would be sent to Ellis .Island, New
York, where deportation proceedings
?for all those arrested will be con
With the announcement cf the na
tionwide raids, Chairman Johnson of
the house immigration committee
would begin an investigation during
the next few weeks of the alleged de
lays in the deportation of aliens now
in custody. The committee also will
seek to determine whether any addi
tional legislation to deal with radical
aliens is necessary. '
White Man Gives His Life Try
ing to Rescue a Negro.
In these days, when the negro
seems more alienated from his white
neighbor than ever before and when
the white man considers his black
neighbor a greater problem than ever
before, it is reassuring to know that
there are thousands of blacks who,
after all realize that the white man
has been and is still their friend and
that there are thousands of whites
who will go their limit not to disap
point this trust and confidence. Far
and wide the reports of lynchings
and race riots are being published.
Not much is being said of the multi
tudinous instances where the whites
and blacks are getting along mutual
ly helpful to one another. In Ala
bama there have been a few cases of
depraved negroes calling down upon
themselves the vengeance of lawless
whites; but v/hen the average negro
is in trouble he will call upon his
white friend, and he will not call in
vain. These remarks are brought
forth by the touching story that
comes from near Opelika, Ala. On
October 15, a negro was cleaning a
well on the farm of a prominent
planter, James Dudley by name.
There was poisonous gas at the bot
tom of the well and the negro, breath
ing its fumes, cried for help. Mr.
Dudley did not hesitate, but went
down at once .hoping to save the la- i
borer. He himself was overcome and
lost his own life in the attempt to res
cue the negro. This brave man's
death will not have been in vain if
the general public will but receive
the truth that it teaches-that the ne
gro looks to the Southern white man
for help, and that when he deserves
it the white man will go his limit in
an effort to befriend him.-Exchange
carefully examined and
glasses properly fitted for
all errors of sight which
glasses will correct.
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OP TOMETRIST-OPTl I AN
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