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Socialists Party Enters C
New York, May 9.-The Soc
party of America today plunged
the active political warfare oi
1920 presidential campaign
broadside after broadside fired 1
"big guns" at the national coi
tion mass meeting in Madison Sc
Ensconsced in this fortress, \
.was surrounded by a strong co
of New York police to guard ag
meeting hailed Eugene V. Debs,
serving ten years in the Atlanta
eral prison for violation of thc
pionage act, as the Socialist ci
date for the presidency.^Ovatior,
ter ovation greeter the characte:
tion of Debs as "our only candich
International socialism to be g
ed by peaceful means through
"reinforcement of political actioi
- ? ^ speedie* of Socialist leaders to
' ?'?fy ' the "general strike"-was
cjared tne aim of the party amid
"cheers of an audience of 5,000 ;
sons, th?? ?inging of the "Intel
tionale," the hymn of "Free 1
sia" and the "Marseillaise."
There was free entry into the (
den of party leaders, but great <
was exercised to exclude agents
the Industrial Workers of the W<
and Communist sympathizers who
tempted to distribute propagands
Debs was proclaimed the par
presidential nominee by Morris I
quit in an address, in which he
nounced the administration at Wi
ington and both Democratic and
publican parties as "radically rev<
. tionary-in contrast to the Socia
party, the only conservative force
Seymour Stedman of Chicago, j
eral counsel of the Socialist pa:
outlined its 1920 campaign as
ready conceived by the national
ecutive committee. He advocated
international peace congress elec
by the voters of the nations of '
world, cessation of the "exploit?t
of Poland" as a means to attack I
viet Russia, and the independence
Ireland, India and Egypt. Reinfor
ment of political action by "ind
trial action" headed the party's 1
of domestic issues, according to J
Stedman, who declared also for pi
lie ownership of railroads and :
lease of "political prisoners"
among principal party demands.'
Mr. Hillquit, in attacking the i
ministration, declared it had emplc
i ed force and violence in "revo]
"The Democratic administrator
he said, "has forcibly overthrown t
cornerstone of the republic, the fre
dom of the press, speech and assei
blage and has substituted for it ti
role of the club and the jail.
"It has turned over democracy i
to an autocracy and has revolutio
ized all departments of the feder
government-in fact, if not in nam
It has abolished the department <
state and created a department <
propaganda in favor in every rea
tionary cause and movement abroa
with a bureau of internment instea
of the former bureau of passports.
It has converted the postoffice d<
partment into an index expurgate
rious. It has remodelled the deparl
ment of labor by substituting a bi
reau of jailing and injunctions fo
the bureau of mediation and conci!
iation, and a bureau of deportatio
for the bureau of immigration. It ha
abolished the department of justic
. in charge of an attorney and ha
created a department of panic am
hysteria in charge of an alarmis
"Nor is the Republican party lesi
revolutionary than its Democratic ri
val. It is the party of Leonard Wood
who has set aside the bill or right;
and runs the enlightened and humane
platform or ship or shoot, the part j
of Thaddeus C. Sweet, who under
took to abolish the ballot; the partj
of Clayton R. Lusk, who conceived
the novel idea of penalizing educa
Says Party Cannot Lose.
"But our most vital advantage
over our opponents is our certainty
of victory. We cannot lose. The old
parties cannot win. From the larger
point of view of historic importance
and the true social values, how piti
fully insignificant if the choice of
a president of the United States at
this time. Whether Mr. Wood, Mr.
Hoover or Mr. Palmer or somebody
else will grace the White House in
the next four years is a matter of ut
ter indifference in the daily lives
and struggles of the millions of
American workers and their chil
dren. But the question whether and
when they are to be freed from the
-system that oppresses and grinds
them is one of vital concern to all of
them, and every step in the onward
march of Socialism means an hour
nearer to the day of their eventual
"The Republican and Democratic
parties represent an antiquated and
decaying order. With all their ap
pearance of strength they are wag
ing a losing battle against the forc
es of the new social order to come.
Their spokesmen are beginning to
feel the approach of their doom,
hence their convulsive clutching to
power, their brutal terroism, their
"We Socialists represent the r,ew
social order. Hence we are invincible.
For almost a century we have plead
ed and fought and suffered for the
world to become the world of reason
'and justice, of peace and happiness.
And now the day is coming. Don't
you see it? Look around you! Behold
the old order crumbling!
The petty politicians in Albany or
in Washington will not stay the great
change. Long live internationad so
cialism!'' . !. . j j*.:.
Permanent Merchant Marine is
Washington, May 10.-Without
a record vote and virtually without
debate, the senate tentatively adopt
ed today committee amendments to
the house bill providing for a per
manent merchant marine policy.
Senator Jones, republican of Wash
ington, in charge of the measure,
hopes for its passage before the end
of the week.
Among amendments adopted were
tho^e providing for a private own
ership policy, but authorizing the
permanent shipping board which
the bill createH to sell the ^merchant
fleet built by the government dur
ing the wai "as soon as practicable,
consistent with good business meth
ods and the objects and purposes to
be attainea by this act." Another
would authorize the board to set
aside annually during the next five
years ?50,000,000 derived from the
sale or operations of vessels, to be
used in the construction of new ves
As agreed upon so far, the bill
would create a permanent shipping
board consisting of seven members
of whom two would be from tbe At
lantic and Pacific coasts respective-1
ly, and one each from the gulf
coast, middle west and Great Lakes |
Senator Nelson, republican, Min
neeota, criticized the proposal to ex
tend to the Philippine Islands pro
visions regulating coastwise trade]
aad requiring it to be entirely
American-owned. Such provisions,
be said, would put the people of
hose islands in a "straight-jacket"
and would mean that none of those
blands' products could be brought
to this country except in American
Millions Spent in Luxuries.
New York, May 8.-More than
;100,000,000 a month is being spent
:or luxuries in Manhattan according
to a statement issued here today by
William H. Edwards, collector of in
ternal revenue. He based this esti
mate on the steady increase in the
I receipts from luxury taxes declaring
that what is generally termed "the
orgy of spending" has not exhausted
"My accounts show" he said, "that
there is more money collected in tax
from ice cream sodas and other small
sales which carry a penny or two tax
than there is from the sale of dia
monds, furs, touring cars and other
expensive items. There was a big tax
paid by druggists on expensive per
fumes and cosmetics.
Increase in Price of Flour.
Minneapolis, Minn. May 8.-Inad
equate transportation facilities more
than an actual grain shortage is held
by local millers and grain men to be
j responsible for several .recent in
creases in the price of flour, which
advanced another 25 cents to $16.25
a barrel here today.
The higher flour price is a direct
reflection of higher grain prices, they
said. Several grain men declared
there is enough wheat for immediate
needs, but it is not available for
grinding, due to lack of transporta
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A Covering for Sins
By REV. L. W. GOSNELL
Awls ta c t Dean. Moody Bibil
Inf titate. Chicago .
TEXT-Whom God hath set forth to bo
a propitiation through faith in his blood,
to declare his righteousness for the re
mission of sins that are past, through th?
forbearance of God; to declare, I say, at
this time his righteousness: that he might
be just, and the justifier of him which
bel I eve th in Jesus.-Romans 3:25, 26.
A propitiation is a covering, some
thing that causes or enables a person
to act mercifully
or forgivingly. The
blood of Christ Is
a progitlation for '
sin which covers
lt and enables God
to act mercifully
Surely, this Is old
news and new
news and good
Let it be clearly
God requires ?
ls something in
God to be appeased, and we under
stand the cry of the publican, "God be
merciful (I. e. propitious) to me, a
sinner." Underlying the sacrifices of
the heathen, is the feeling that there
ls a wrath in God to be reckoned with.
Dr. H. C. Mabie points out that a
heathen man, on his way to the temple
with a kid for sacrifice, may not un
derstand Just why he offers lt. He
will tell you that bis fathers did lt
before him, and hence he does it. Yet,
If he Is questioned further, and It ls
suggested that the blood of the kid
Is to take the place of his own death
for his sins, his face will brighten and
he will confess that this is the thought
of his heart In the matter. It Is true
the heathen may have wrong thoughts
of God, yet the Scriptures confirm his
feeling that there is wrath In God
against sin, and that this must be ap
peased. The cross does not minimize
the awfulness of sin, nor deny God's
anger against lt; but, as Professor
Denney has said, "The cross Is In
scribed "God is love,' only because it is
Inscribed also, 'the wages of sin is
God Provides a Covering for Sin.
The glory of the Gospel is; that
while God requires a propitiation, he
himself provides it. As our text de
chares, it was God who set forth Christ,
(i. e., in a public way) to be, a propl'
tlatlon through his blood. Hence, there
is a self-propitiation by God in the
cross. His wrath against sin is evi
dent, but also his love for sinners, for
what his holiness exacts, his love pro
vides. Men would say, "God is love
and does not require a propitiation;"
but the Bible argues,."God is love and
provides a propitiation." As Romans
5:8 puts lt: "God commendeth his love
toward us in that while we were yet
sinners, Christ died for us."
The fact that God provides a propi
tiation makes clear there is no oppo
sition between the Father and the Son
in redemption. While Christ loved us
and gave Himself, It is also true thut
God so loved the world that he gave
his only begotten Son. While we are
amazed at Christ's cry of forsaken
ness upon the cross, yet we should not
forget the solemn words, "It pleased
the Lord to bruise him," and, "The Lord
hath laid on him the iniquity of us all."
At what Infinite cost to the Father was
that bruising !
Our text explains that the cross de
clares God's righteousness for the re
mission of sins that are past, or as the
R. V. has it, "because of the passing
over of the sins done aforetime." This
refers to the sins committed under
the old covenant before Christ came.
It might have seemed that God was not
angry with the wicked since he allowed
tbem to live and even to flourish. The
cross, however, makes clear that he
was regardful of sin and dealt lenient
ly with sinners, only because of the
sacrifice yet to be offered on Calvary.
Moreover, the cross not only looks
backw?rd to vindicate the righteous
ness of God; lt also looks forward
and declares "at this time his
righteousness that he might be just
and a justifier of him which believeth
In Jesus." Oh, that men understood
the marvel of It all! To clear think
ing, eternal punishment ls no mystery
In the dealings of a holy God with sin
ners. The amazing mystery is that
such a God has found a way by which
he can be just and still justify the un
The Experience of Cowper.
Christ's propitiation still satisfies
guilty souls. The poet, Cowper, when
distressed over his sins, sought com
fort from the Bible. He says: "The
passage which met my eye was the
twenty-fifth verse of the third chapter
of Romans. On reading it, I immedi
ately received power to believe. The
rays of the Son of Righteousness fell
on me in all their fullness. I saw the
complete sufficiency of the expiation
which Christ had wrought for my par
don and entire justification. In an In
stant I believed and received the peace
of the Gospel. If the arm of the Al
mighty had not supported me, I be
lieve I should have been overwhelmed
with gratitude and joy ; my eyes filled
with tears; transports choked my ut
terances. I could only look to heaven
In silent fear, overflowing with love
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and let us i
A large ?
New Grocery Store
We have just opened a complete line of
fancy groceries in the store opposite the sta
tion, formerly occupied by Mr. Pearce
Thomas. We shall make a specialty of ta
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sortment of fresh vegetables at all times.
We will replenish our stock by express and
keep everything fresh. It is our purpose to
carry the highest class line of canned goods
We invite you to visit our store and so
licit a share of your patronage.
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IT S NOT WHAT
Copyrlfht 1909, by C. E. Zimmerman Co. -No. 6*
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