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Oldest Paper in Arizona. Established March y, IBM
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P. R. MILNES,, Editor.
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Tn tin hiiiiihiih HIH
The Journal-Miner has frequently called attention to disloyalty
in congress, but it never has summed up the matter so completely
as was done the other day by Congressman Hcflin of Alabama
Here is an excerpt from his speech, as printed in the congressional
record :
The other day one member in another body by his objections
held up for two days the airplane bill. Would Germany have
asked anything more? Another one praised the slackers and the
traitors of Canada for resisting the selective draft. Would the
kaiser have asked more? Another has tried to discredit Mr. Hoover
before the country. And another intrduccd a bill to have a ref
erendum whether the commander in chief should send men out up
on tin- nrran tn fitdit for the libcrtv of this country. Would the
kaiser have had him change his tactics?
In this house, a member from Illinois introduced a bill, and
it is now pending, and the German spy system is having petitions
sent to members asking that the selective draft be repealed. An
other gentleman from Illinois Mr. Britten introduced a bill to
exempt all men of German blood from responsibility in this war
and from fighting for the flag.
What will that do? Why, the kaiser says to them the people
of the United States arc not with the president: Germans wont
fight against the fatherland. Britten has a bill which speaks that
fact. Mason is going to undo the selective draft, and they will
have no army, and the senator from Georgia has introduced a
bill to get every man's consent as to whether he will fight or not.
A country is not become a nation until the people of it arc
confronted with the realization that, unless they resolve upon
nationality, they are likely not much longer even to remain a
These men who are trying to hamper the United States in
its conduct of the war, even though they are elected to the highest
legislative body in the world, are men, in effect, without a coun
try. With such citizenship a country can get along for a while in
times of peace, but if they dominate its councils these men with
out a country that country must fail nationally.
As a climax to all this treason, we have just had the spectacle
of a mass meeting, held in the military committee room of the
senate, in which speeches were made demanding the impeachment
of the president of the United States and also demanding that
congress remain in session until the draft law is repealed.
The explanation that the meeting of traitors was held in the
capitol building through misunderstanding, does not explain. The
fact is that German money has worked its slimy way into the
very capitol of the nation itself.
While speeches were being made denouncing the president and
the war, members of congress came into the room and went out
again, but no one undertook to have an end put to it! Let this
significant fact grip the minds of the American people. The sen
ator or representative who was passive while traitors were talking
treason, was about as bad as the men talking it.
Promoted by some central organization of einbalmcrs and un
dertakers of the United States, a bill is now before congress the
purpose of which is to have the government embalm the bodies
of the men who may be killed in battle or die of disease and return
them to their homes for burial. Petitions are being circulated,
especially among mothers, which are to be presented to congress.
The government always has returned the bodies of those who
have been killed, or died from disease, in war on foreign soil. That
was true of those who fell in the Philippines, in Nicaragua, in
Mexico and in Haiti and Santo Domingo, and beyond doubt yvill
be true of the present war, so far as the government can make it
so. If the government can do it without impairing the efficiency
of the service, no law is required.
But the purpose of the bill is to make it mandatory. In. that,
it is vicious. How many Americans may (lie in v ranee, no one
can estimate now. .There may be fifty thousand, or one hundred
thousand. To bring1 those bodies back, to say nothing of carryin
the coffins from this country as the casket manufacturers desire,
would impose a terrific burden on the transport of the country.
Tenderly as we may think of the dead, the first obligation is
to the living to see to it that reinforcements arc carried as fast
as possible to the men already in France and soon to be at-grips
with the enemy. Also it is essential that all the forces there have
food and clothing and munitions. With the submarine menace
formidable as it is bound to be for a long time, we cannot sec the
wisdom, but we do sec a great selfishness, in the propaganda in
tended primarily to put money into the pockets of the coffin manu
facturers and the undertakers and einbalmcrs.
But let us consider the purely sentimental side to which the
casket makers, undertakers and einbalmcrs appeal: Why shouldn't
the dead, who have fallen fighting for world-freedom continue to
rest under, the hospitable skies of "'sunny France?" Almost alone,
France fought the battles, for humanity during the first year of the
war. The battle of the Manic saved the world, and from that
time France has met every emergency, practical and moral, with
a solid national heroism that never can be surpassed while human
societies endure.
For a year the British have been dying by the the tens of
thousands on the soil of France, and their dust is mingled with
the dust of the dead of France. Soon the dust of the soldiers of
the United States will make of it the sacrifice of the great trilogy
of democracy.
France, bv the end of the struggle, will be the mother-earth,
which will take back to her bosom and hold forever hundreds of
thousands who came from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales,
from Canada, Australia and New Zealand, from South Africa and
India, to fight and die for a cause above the cause of any single
nation, but with a higher heart because they fought in gallant
In the annals of the world thcVe has been nothing like that
When France in due time becomes the mother-earth of American
dead, it will double the miracle of faith and sacrifice. It will make
France forever a place of pilgrimage for the whole English-speak
insr race.
This thought will give a background of memory to the whole
war: That France, which has suffered more than any other great
nation ever can be called upon to suffer in the cause of liberty,
will be the chief guardian forever, not only of her own dead, but
of ours and of all other nations that fought where liberty finally
was saved to humanity.
about the shoes you wear especially
After more than .two months" delay the president is reported
to have written a letter of thanks to Representative Julius Kahn
of California, Republican who, though born in Germany, piloted:
the selective draft legislation through the House after Democratic
Chairman Dent had mutinied. Mr. Kahn did not need Mr. Wil
son's commendation. Republicans in both branches of Congress
have been zealous to promote legislation" which is really designed
to facilitate the conduct of the war. They have sought, without
fear or favor and certainly with no hope of reward beyond that
of a clear conscience to advance preparedness and to fit the
United States to do its full share in the war. When they have
agreed with the President as in Mr. Kahn's case, they have re
ceived a belated and grudging acknowledgment. When they have
ventured to have any opinions of their own, the White House press
exhausts the vocabulary of vituperation to execrate them. Mean
time, the Democratic members hold the chairmanships in both And then there is the "conscientious objector" and the pacifists
House and benate, thev neglect their duties, thev refuse to "stand and the agitators and the anarchists. Lncle bain is m a stern,
by the President," but thev are never or rarely censured for it. I tense mood just now. Disloyal men mav well tremble. And then
It is a queer world.
Evidently it was not simply to be a good fellow that Count
von Bemstorff became a member of the I. W. W. shortly before
he left the, United States.
women's shoes.
Shoes that sell for $7 cost about $2.50 to manufacture.
Between producer and user about $4.50 is thus "lost in
Soles and heels are made of paper, with thin split leather
Poor leather that once was used only for gloves and goes
into uppers for shoes.
Belly hides of cattle formerly never used in shoemaking now
arc used extensively.
Grade 15, the poorest of leather, is used in women's shoes.
It is declared that a new substitute leather, the composition
of which is unknown except to manufacturers, is being used. It
is found almost impossible to iron this substitute in the treeing
In some soles a mixture of rubber rags and paper is used.
Children's shoes are now made from "trimmings" formerly
thrown away.
That war has caused marked shortage of leather is not denied,
but the consumer will still be puzzled over why it is necessary to
pay from $7 to $10 for shoes made of substitutes for leather.
The fact that one big shoe company rolled up a profit of a
half million dollars last year may help him find the rcasqn.
It is either the army or jail for the slacker. Uncle Sain has
started a drive on those who failed to register that will bring them
out of their holes. The longer they wait the more painful and
humiliating will be their lot when they arc taken in hand. All the
vast and effective machinery of the government secret service has
been directed against the men who arc trying to urfload upon their
neighbors the highest responsibility of free government. United
States district attorneys everywhere have been directed to put on
the screws and use the fine-tooth comb and the X-ray and the
vacuum cleaner for the slackers. The results will be illuminating.
Let all Prussian autocracy surrender to the German people
that will end the war at once. Through the German people "peace
by understanding" would be possible, but there can be no under
standing with the Prussian military caste.
What is "peace by understanding?"' So far it is an empty
phrase offered by the new German chancellor to catch the ears
of unthinking sentimentalists. So far as the United States is. con
cerned, there has been no intimation that Germany would even
recede from her ruthless submarine warfare. With chance to do
so, she would readily perpetrate another Lusitania horror, and
decorate the commander of the submarine that murdered more
than a thousand men, women and children on an unarmed pas
senger ship.
"Peace by understanding" docs not, so far as anyone in the
world knows, include restoration of the independence of Belgium.
Xo one in authority in Germany has ever indicated that such an
act of bare, indisputable justice would be done. And there is no
assurance that if such nromise were made it would be kept. The
German official promise is bankrupt throughout the world.
When Germany "brings forth fruits mete for repentance," it
is time to consider "peace by understanding." We must fight
until justice is done, or there is no reason for our ever having de
clared the existence of a state of war.
The peace talk at this time is exactly the sort of thing the
copperheads talked during the civil war. They wanted "peace by
understanding" with Jefferson Davis.. They even declared the war
a failure, and talked of impeachment of the president.
But Abraham Lincoln would have no peace but a right peace,
no decision but one based on eternal justice. There was no com
promise with dishonor, and the only understanding was that there
should be unconditional surrender of the forces fighting to des
troy the union.
The memory of Lincoln is honored as that of no other man
in American history, and the memory of Robert E. Lee is honored
almost as much in the north as in the south. But where is the
memory of Vallandingham or Seymour honored? Nowhere, either
north or south. The north regarded them as traitors to the union,
and the south never trusted them any more than England trusted
Benedict Arnold.
When the war is over, the loyal people will have taken the
measure of the men who arc now trying to hamper the government
in the mighty and righteous task to which it has set its hand.
They will be in 'the same roster with Vallandingham and Seymour.
Germany will despise La Follcttc and Gronna and Gore and for
mer Senator 'Works and all the so-called pacifists.
there is the alien who has been exempted from the draft. His
problem is yet unsolved. But lie had better not jubilate too soon.
There is always the one remedy of putting it up to" him to come
forward and volunteer to fight or else go back to the land from
whence he came. , . , f
o i o
When discussing the question. "What's the matter with Kan- If the world war was inaugurated for the amusement of the
sas don't overlook the fact that there are 140.000 motor cars crown prince, he probably realizes by this time that it was notl
in that State. ,for his benefit. I
Recently a number of American soldiers stopped at an English
port, and before leaving for France they used some characteristic
American slang, the meaning of which Englishmen have failed to
grasp. The London Chronicle, telling of the visit, speaks of the
"quaint expression" that their mission was to help "can the kaiser,
and explains to its readers that to can the kaiser would be to seal
him up hermetically.
But this picturesque bit of slang has an origin which that
paper, at least, failed to grasp. Its use is due to the plight of the
unhappy dog, celebrated in the "funny papers," which dashes down
the street with a tin can tied to his tail. That was the service the
American soldiers expressed a desire to perform for the kaiser.
Last Fall, before election, the Raleigh (X". C.) News & Ob
server, owned by Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels, pub
lished under large headlines the assertion that the exodus of
negroes from Southern to Northern States was due to the colon
ization efforts of Republican leaders and for election purposes. In
its issue of July 2G. 1917, the News & Observer publishes an
article in which the statement is made that "the reason the negroes
have been going North is because they arc paid better wages
there." So it is now admitted that the only corruption in con
nection with negro migration was the dishonest use of the facts
by Democratic campaign leaders to prejudice the voters unjustly
against Republicans. We shall remember that when future rep
resentations are made in behalf of Democratic candidates.
The Journal-Miner has the best-! SILVER BUTTE MINE
equipped job printing plant in North
ern Arizona. A trial will convince.
(From Sunday's Daily)
Leaving yesterday for Los Angeles,
A. E. Anderson made announcement
I that the taking over of the Silver
' Butte croun. in Thumb liuttc district.
ReUeVed After Taking TWO Bottles had been accomplished, and organiz-
Of Cardui, Says Tennessee
ing of a company would be effected
on Monday. Operating plans also arc
to be considered for action to begin
at once, in which an engineer who
Whltwell, Tenn. Mrs. O. P. Cart- madc an examination during July had
wright. of this place, writes: "About , reportc(i favorably and outlined de
tour years ago the dizzy spells got so vclopincnt. The property has ovci
bad that when I would start to walk l fi0Q fcct of shaft and tunnc, tlcveIop.
I would just pretty near fall. I wasnt fc , carricd in
. J T. t...f tas TTiT-tT '
yasi. uuius my wuia, uuw nu i
much rnn-down.
I told my husband I thonght Cardul
would help me, as a lady who lived
next door to me had taken a great
deal, and told me to try it. This was
when we were living in Kentucky.
My husband got me a bottle and I
took It according to directions. It
The father of Mr. Anderson many
years ago made several shipments
when silver was quoted at 30 cents,
and paid for all development. The
advance in this metal is responsible
for this old-time mine resuming. A
coast mining man is to be general
helped me so much that he went back (manager under the new arrangements.
"A? Hnther w nnit1 tSn i KING'S PERFIDITY SHOWN
whole lot better and just quit taking
it I got over the dizzy spells... I took! ATHENS. August 10. It is an
no other medicine at that ttne norinounced the government intends to
since for this trouble. No. I've never I publish certain private correspondence
regretted taking Cardul. passed between the German Emperor
I felt just fine when I finished the anj Kins Constantino. It is said the
6econd bottle." former minister of foreign affairs
.n'LWS theDwoSan'3 a'cd the secretary to the Greek
In Its action, Cardul, the woman a r..,,j ,-,. ., i-
tonlc. may be tie very medicine you embassy at Petrograd tor the sole
need. If you suffer from symptoms of purpose of carrying a message to
female troubles, give Cardul a trial. Berlin but was intercepted in Italy
All druggists. NC-129iamj jae correspondence seized.
(From Tuesday' Daily.)
Four Prescott men received com
missions at the Presidio yesterday ac
cording to the Associated Press dis
patches last night. They are Captain
Edward J. Mitchell, county attorney.
Captain Alfred H. Gale, formerly of
LeRoy Anderson's office; Second
Lieutenant Frank O. Smith, bupenoi
judge of Yavapai county, and Second
V -a r it
Lieutenant rlcrnuon j. .orns, oi inc
firm of Norris & Xorris.
Oddly enough, each of the four was
connected with the legal profession.
Xorris, Gale and Mitchell went into
training at the Presidio on May 15th,
With some military experience. Judge
Smith entered practically as a lile
long civilian, having had only some
training with home guards here. Xor
ris was a member of the first, and now
historic Plattsburg camp, which has
supplied the army with some invalu
able material. Gale was a retired
lieutenant of artillery and was a grad
uate of a well known Eastern military
academy. Mitchell, the most experi
enced man of the three, was a gradu
ate of a high school carrying a mili
tary course, and was in active service
with national guard organizations for
many years. He was for several
terms, captain of the Prescott com
pany X. G. A.
The quartet arc expected home
Thursday on furloughs before taking
up their next duties in connection
with the preparation of drafted troops
for the trenches. Probably all of
them have been assigned to com
mands, but the only one whose des
tination was known here yesterday is
Xorris, who is to report to the new
cantonment at American Lake, Wash.,
as soon as it is ready to receive con
Prescott will be proud of the
achievements of the four student of
ficers. Xo other city of its size in
Arizona received such recognition.
Only one city in the State has the dis
tinction of being the home of a major
graduating with this class. Major
Sherman of Flagstaff, was a retired
officer in the Xational Guard of Ari
zona, and his rank and age, -together
with his knowledge, enabled him t&
secure the highest commission within
the gift of the faculty at the Presidio
officers' school.
During the present week six othct
Prescott men will be leaving for the
second reserve officers' training camp,
which is located at Leon Springs,
Texas. .
With over 40 experienced forest of
ficers on their way to France, and
these only partially replaced by inex
perienced men, the national forests of
the Southwest arc running short
handed, according to a statement
madc today by District Forester Red
ington. To aid the remaining rangers
in preventing destructive fires, the
forest service is asking for special
care on the part of the public in
handling their camptires, matches, and
tobacco while on the forests.
"Forest business is heavier than
ever before, and we are trying to
handle it promptly," says the district
forester, "but if any unaccustomed
delays occur, we hope the public will
make allowances for the situation."
(From Sunday's Daily.)
While dismantling an old gallows
frame at his mining camp near Mc
Cabe, George Flammer, the well
known merchant and miner, had the
misfortune to break the wrist of his
right arm on Thursday. He reached
the city Friday to receive medical
He stated the accident resulted
from a fall, when he lost his footing.
and in throwing his right hand out to
protect himself, his arm was under
neath and struck a large rock, when
the weight of his body lodged with
full force thereon, causing a severe
fracture. He left yesterday for Los
Angeles to join his wife and receive
further treatment.
(From Saturday's Dany.)
Emmet Fitzgerald, who had been in
San Francisco for the past four
months under medical treatment, re
turned yesterday, his health having
iccn restored. He is preparing to
leave for Lower Lynx creek to again
tart operating his Golden Gate group
of mines. -
(From Saturdays Daily)
H. V. .Young and A. C. Hansohn,
who do business in Jerome under the
name of Young & Hansohn, yesterday
filed suit for debt against Armstrong
Bzo . of CoHonn-ood, and E. M.
Armstrong, a partner. The complaint
prays for the sum of $383.31 alleged
to be due, and costs.

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