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Wednesday, September 1
The League Triumphant.
By Felix Lake.
Nineteen hundred years ago there
.walked on earth the most unselfish
man of the ages.
No other person ever worked and
labored with such unselfish aim as did
this man for the interest of all the
people, but more especially for those"
of his own nation, the Jews.
See him on yonder mountain, heart
broken, mourning over a doomed city.
Hear his pathetic words,
37 0 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou
that killest the prophets, and stoneth
them which are sent.unto thee, how
often would I have gathered thy
children together, even as a hen gath
erest her chickens under her wings,
and ye would not!"
Since the time of this Matchless
Galilean no sadder picture has been
presented to the world than that of
Woodrow Wilson calling upon the
people to vindicate their own cause in
solemn referendum by accepting the
League of Nations.
Fellow countrymen we do not at
tempt to eulogize Wilson.
He spent his entire public life
working for the welfare of the down
trodden of the entire world, but he
has loved America with an undying
History will record him as the
greatest constructive statesman of
this generation, and no eulogy of ours
could add to the immortal glory that
future generations will accord him.
He has made no stage-play but has
worked with accuracy of an adding
machine plus the great dynamic force
of a mighty heart.
He entered the fight for the world
a strong vigorous man, but now his
strength is broken. In his own words
we close any further reference to
"I would gladly lay down my life
for this league."
Twenty-nine nations are members
of the league which is now in active
operation and America holds back
while they go forward.
Certain members "of the guard"
for no other reason than that of po
litical aggrandizement are advocating
reservations which would make it
possible for us to enter into the
Think you that each of these
twenty-nine nations has not some
reservations that they would like to
put into the Versailles article of
Is it not the opinion of the thinking
-people of America that we should
.enter this League as it now stands
(imperfect though it be), and that
.its members make from time to time
snch changes as the conditions may
There was a time when many
countries of the world seemed so far
removed that their interests were not
enough in harmony with ours to
demand such a federation.
This is not the case now, we are
.hound together by bands of steel, by
great ocean-going vessels, by wire
and wireless communications, and by
navies of the air, until the world is
today but a neighborhood.
Let no false prophet persuade you
that our interests are different from
the interests of other nations, but be
assured that we have reached the
;point in civilization when the
anaster-minds of all races . and all
nations should meet in an open forum
and together work out a plan of
living which would be world-wide in
More than eighty years ago Alfred
Tennyson wrote a prophesy of this
"Men, my brothers, men and workers,
Ever reaping something new;
That which they have done but earn
est of the things that they shall do :
For I dipt into the future,
Far as human eye could see,
Saw the vision of the world,
And all the wonder that could be;
Saw the heavens fill with commerce,
Argosies of magic sails,
Pilots of the purple twilight,
.Dropping down with costly bales;
Heard the heavens fill with shouting,
and there rain'd a ghastly dew
From *the nations' airy navies
grappling in the central blue;
Far along the world_wide whisper
Of the south wind rushing warm,
With the standards of the peoples
Plunging thro' the thunder.storm;
Till the war_drum throbb'd no longer,
And the battle-flags were furl'd
In the .parliament of man,
The federation of the world.
There the common sense of most
Shall hold a fretful realm in awe.
And the kindly earth shall slumber,
Lapt in universal law."
Sooner or later the world must ac
cept a League of Nations.
May we not in this generation make
the forward step, blazing a path
through the unknown forest, and
leave future generations to make this
path into a highway over which all the
nations of the earth shall march to
"Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln,
and others preached against European
Entanglements, but the acceptance
of this League of Nations means
nothing ?more or less than the
Americanization of the world. And we
dare to say that if they were alive
they would be found in the foremost
ranks of this onward movement.
Be sure and t
to mill within
three weeks, as y
by October 1st-2
Horses and Mares
where you get g<
We have Beav
Board Strips, Sa?
Ceiling, Siding, '
and estimates- ca
Just received 1
Red Cedar Shin?
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And the Monroe doctrine under the
League of Nations will be superseded
"/ a doctrine which shall protect not
only the small American countries,
but the little countries of all the
"Then the common sense of most shall
hold a fretful realm in awe.
And the kindly earth shall slumber
Lapt in universal law."
NOTE_-Believing that the high
est ideals should he the common
property of all the people and that
above article by Mr. Lake is in har
mony with the true, the beautiful and
the good, it is here dedicated to the
public by the Helpers from the Hills.
A Rook Party for Miss Moorer.
Miss Isabelle Byrd entertained a
number of her friends at a ro?k
party Thui-sday afternoon at her love
ly new home. The party was given in
honor of her visitor, Miss Ada Louise
Moorer of St. George.
There were four tables of - rook?
After several games had been played,
a delightful salad course was served;
The afternoon was enjoyed
everyone and Miss Moorer made
host of new friends.
)ring your wheat
the next two or
ve intend closing
one car load of j
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er Board, Beaver \
sh, Doors, Blinds, j
Flooring Mantels, !
and all kinds of ?
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refully furnished. j
arge shipment of j
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Prices Are Not High
/~jOMPARED to what you had to pay just after the ?
^ civil war, and if you will pause to consider what
people had to pay for goods and food in those days, and
judging how some people were always crying high prices,
if prices were to. rise as high now as they did in those days
most people would think that the world was coming to
an end. Why can't we stop crying high prices and let
conditions right themselves. Who wants to go back to
the low prices paid for labor before the war and the low .
>r>ces paid for products. It you buy what you need only
aw? buy in when you need it you will find that the ends
will come nearer meeting-in other words if we stop cry
ing high prices our neighbor will do the same and we will
soon forget our money troubles. Then there are other
things in life to enjoy besides money, money, money.
Come in and let us show you the latest in Hats,
Dresses, Coat Suits, Skirts, Silk and Cotton Waists
Large shipment of Laces and Collar Points Received
The Shoe Department
is now ready to serve your wants. Remember that school opens on September
6th and that we can fit the children in Shoes, Hosiery, Hats and Caps, Ties,
Percales for making blouses, Ginghams for dresses, Blue Denim and Kakhi, just
the thing for the book sacks.
COME IN AND SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER"
The Corner Store
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