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The Republican Journal
BELFAST, THURSDAY, MAY’ 15, 1919 PUBLISHED EVEKY THURSDAY BY The Republican journal Pub, Co. A. 1. BROWN, Editor. ADVER USING TERMS. For one square, one inch length in ‘column, 50 cents for one week and 35 cents for each subsequent insertion. Subscription Terms. In advance. $2 00 a year; $1.00 frrsix months; 50 cents for three months. PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE. It is, and it has been from the date of American occupation, the avowed pur pose of the people of the United States to withdraw their sovereignty over the Philippine Islands and to recognize their independence as soon as a stable govern ment was established by the Filipinos. A Mission from tlie Philippines is now in this country and the reliability of its members is vouched for by Francis Bur ton Harrison, an American, who has for six years been governor general of the islands. He says. “I have found the na tive Filipino official to be honest, efficient and as capable of administering execu tive positions, as any men I have met anywhere in the world. These officials are today governing one thousand munici palities and forty-two provinces, economi ally, efficiently and for the good of the entire people." With this testimony be fore us, we may certainly give credence to what the members of the Mission say about what the people whom they repre sent have accomplished. They teli us that the present 10,000,000 Filipinos and their ancestors have been civilized and Christians for three hundred years and that the census of 1018 showed that the non-Christian population was then only 5o0,000. They also inform us that they have had colleges and scnoois ior nun dreds of years and that their university of Santo Tomas is twenty-five years older than Harvard, that more than fifty years ago, when they had a population of only -1,000,000 people, they had 841 schools for boys and 833 for girls, that in 1802, eight years before the coming of the Americans, they had 2,137 schools, that seventy per cent of their people above ten years of age can read and write and that 'his percentage of literacy is higher than in any country in South America or in Spain c. in many ot the countries in Europe. It is further shown that the idea '.hat the Filipinos are poor, lazy ard living in a low scale of existence, is entirely an error. The Acting Governor-General, Mr. Yeator, has officially cabled to our War Department that there are a million and a half farms in the Philippines and that ninety-six per cent of these farms are owned by Filipinos. This means that out of the total population of 10,000,000 at least 11,000,000 of them have homes of their own, and they tell us that 91 pet rent of the city and village property con sisting of building and lands is owned by native Filipinos. More than twenty years ago Admiral Dewey considered these peo ple better fitted for self-government than were those of Cuba. Mr. John Barrett, than whom theie is no better authority', ompared them favorably with the Japan ese government. When the constitution under which they are living was adopted, no less an authority than the late Sena tor George F. Hoar approved it. The Filipinos have been our wards for almost twenty years and have given us very little trouble during that period. They Were loyal during the late war, gave us a submarine destroyer, oversubscribed Liberty loans and Red Cross funds and offered an armed and equipped division to our government. The area of the is aiids is only a little less than twice that jf New England Their exports are about $72,000,000 annually while their imports are about iS3,000,000. This leaves a balance of soma $19,000,000 in their favor and would seam to ensure their fu ture solvency. Bread fiuit, cocoanut, orange, mango, Tamarind and other fruit trees flourish. The islands yield manilia, tobacco, cotton, sugar, coffee, indigo, rice, wheat, maize, spices and, in short, nearly all tropical productions. There is gold, ron, copper, coal, saltpeter, quick silver sulphur, mother of pearl, under and tortoise shell. Oxen, horses, sheep, goats and swine of excellent breeds are raised.. If the Philippines were in the Caribbean sea they would be worth much to the United States. But they are east of Asia and inasmuch as more than half their trade is with t.iis country and we have land enough without them, it would seem to be not only justice to them but wisdom on our part to let them govern themselves. Why should not such a ■ country with all these things in its favor, be an independent nation? PANDERING TO SOCIALISM. The socialism of live years ago was vastly diiferent from the socialism of to day. The above creed as promulgated ir 1919 explains itself, as being militantly n favor of “nationalization of industry and the redistribution of wealth.” Ir government control of railroads, tele phones and telegraphs we have already seen enough of nationalized industry tc convince a well balanced mind that this movement, which has been officially ad vocated and put in practice, has sent scores of properties galloping into bank ruptcy. “Redistribution of wealth” if put into effect will be nothing less than forcible robbery by an impecunious and murderous mob. As long as socialism was a dream or at best but a hope in the minds of its advocates, it was regarded with amused tolerance. But today Le nine, Trotsky, the I. W. W. and the ig norant and vicious all over the world have united in making socialism an in flammatory menace. These people are not a little encouraged and made defiant by the knowledge that there are scores of officials of the United States who openly preach socialism, if not with sanction at least without reproof from those higher up. Mr. William Allen White, not long GET SLOAN’S FOR YOUR P/ N RELIEF You don’t have to rub it in to get quick, comfort ing relief Once you’ve tried it on that stiff joint, sore muscle, sciatic pain, rheu matic twinge, lame back, you’ll find a warm, soothing relief you never thought a liniment could produce. Won’t stain the skin, leaves no muss, Wastes no time in applying, sure to give quick results. A large bottle means economy. Your own or any other druggist has it. Get it today. 30c., 00c. and $1.00. ago, wrote to the World that the choice | of mankind lies between the “revolution I ary socialism of Wilson” and the “anar chy” of Lenine. This, if true, is quite as ! bad as being between the Devil and the j deep sea. When a writer to a great American newspaper says or even intimates that the President of the United States, stands for revolutionary socialism, it be comes interesting to know something about the writer. Who is this Mr. : White? lie is a rank, outspoken social ist whose home is said to be in Kansas. We do not know why he was taken 1o Europe, but he is there in an official ca pacity, and was appointed by Mr. Wilson as an ambassador to go to Russia to meet and confer with the Bolshevists, lfis as sociates on the embassy were all social ists ha ving rather more incendiary pur 1 poses and considerably less brains than Mr. While. After his return to Paris Mr. White wrote to the World as stated above. He should cast his horoscope once more. He may have made a mis take. He may find that the real omens show that on the fourth of March 1921, Mr. White, Mr. Steffens, Prof Herron, I Joe Bullitt and all the other socialists of | the President's European entourage, will ! he back here in jail or under the eyes of the secret service men. The stars may also show this hitherto unknown seer, : that in the meantime President Wilson’s “revolutionary socialism” and Lenine’s “anarchy” will be dead as Julius Caesar. It would be of much advantage to Mr. Wilson’s reputation as a politician if he would clean house over there and here. He has too much rubbish in the ante rooms of the star chamber. One would suppose that the “fighting blood” which Mr. Wilson says he has, would be made hot by the phrase, “the revolutionary socialism of Wilson.” We never could understand why the Presi dent iias chosen men of such small abili ty to fill official positions here and to rep resent this country abroad. Neither can we understand now, why he does not get rid of them at once. IJis special.sts ana assistant, specialists and advisers are not big enough to be of any support oi aid to Mr. Wilson or to he of any credit to the country. We are informed that they are all drawing good salaries and have an al lowance of eight dollars a day, “pour boire” etc. Taxes are high, the people have just bought Victory bonds and would like to see government expendi tures on the basis of Jeffersonian sim plicity just as soon as possible. The ex pedition to Europe has nothing Jefferson ian about it aud the sooner all but about half a dozen of its members are shipped home and discharged the better our home folks will be pleased. 'i'lie time to pander to modern social ; ism has past. It has become a menace. A SWEET CORN CAMPAIGN. Sweet corn is one of the staple crops in several of the counties of this state and a campaign is to be carried on this year to determine the cost of production in the respective localities. The work is to be under the direction of the county agent. Account books will be furnished to sweet . corn growers who will be urged to make accurate records of all costs of produc tion and marketing. After the season is over the cost per pound of the corn in each section will be known and there will be some basis on which to judge of i the adaptation of this crop to the differ ent localities. This cost accounting plan will not onl> show where the raising of sweet corn is profitable but, incidentally, will lead to improved methods of cultiva tion by reason of the comparison of methods which will follow. Not long ago 5,000 good American rilles and a large quantity of ammunition went across the border into Mexico. Some of these rifles will probably be used in killing American citizens. There is or was an American mining company operating at Santa Eulalia, Mexico. This company employed about 3,000 people. Villa and his rabble arrived in that vicinity a few days ago, when the Carranza troops join ed him and Villa demanded a large sum of money from the American company. The superintendent gathered up the cash and, with his employes, fled to Chihuahua City for safety. The United States has no House of Representatives and only a part of a Senate and the rest of our gov erning power is in Europe. Experience has shown that it is no use to write any more notes to Mexico and about all that Mr. Wilson can do now is to write a note to Joe Tumulty7, for home consumption. It is said that the Bolshevistic control of industries in Russia made this record: Ninety-six million rubles were taken from the public funds for the operation of a manufacturing plant. Within a certain period sixty-six million rubles were paid to the woikers in this plant and the whole product was less than fifteen million rubles. This may seem like a highly im probable statement, but after looking at the balance sheet of the government op eration of railroads in this country we can readily believe the above report. The United States Department of Labor tells us that there is an army of unem ployed in this country and is frantically sounding an alarm. The Boston Fibre and Fabric has the following to say about the above: “There is no tangible reason for the present situation. The country is bare of reserve stock and is close up to the going supply. There is plenty of money for all legitimate needs. Yet a handful of w^ll-meaning but wonderfully inef ficient government officials and a few thousand I. W. W. agitators are holding back industry and giving foreign com petitors a free hand to carry olT the trade that belongs at home. The solution is so simple that it is as tonishing to the common people that we are not enjoying boom times. The gov ernment should drop all control of indus try—establish a tariff that equalizes wages and upholds the American living stand ard, then put up the immigration bars and ship out about 15,000 selected un desirables or put them in jail for 20 years. This would start a boom that would be the greatest in our history, as it would restore public confidence. And on this subject the Boston Wage Earner says: “We have the most advanced country with the highest per capita consumption and the largest body of effective demand in the world. To secure for American producers this greatest aggregate market, with the highest world prices will ob viously furnish a stable basis for pros perity. This does not mean antagonizing foreign producers; it simply means that American producers shall have at least an equal opportunity to supply the de mands of American consumers.” A recent cartoon in Harvey’s Weekly represents President Wilson presenting to a dove what is supposed to be an olive branch of peace to De carried to an expectant world. The branch is labeled “League of Nations,” and is about the size of the forestick of an oldfashioned ! fireplace. It is altogether too big for a dove and we doubt if the great American Eagle herself will undertake to carry it. Despatches from Canada tell us that farmers there are having great difficulty in getting the necessary help for their spring work. The same difficulty exists in this country and will continue till the general scale of wages in other business is less than four dollars for eight hours labor. The deficit from government control of the railroads has been $418,000,000. The j deficit from management of the express companies has been $14,540,000. These figures show the difference between ef ficiency and deficiency. The participation of the United States ! ill the work of making peace with Ger many has been a disturbing element at the peace table has cost a great deal of money and has reflected no credit upon anybody. No energy You cannot attend to your work properly, or with any degree of satisfaction, if your head aches or if you feel dull and grouchy from a disordered stomach, or imperfect digestion. To do your work easily, quickly and well, and to keep at it, you must have a clear head. If you have been confined in a close room, open the windows or get out for a moment and get your lungs filled with fresh air. If your stomach is deranged from hasty eating, or eating too heartily of rich or indigestible food try a few doses of “L. 1 . Atwoods Medicine to start up your digestive functions. 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