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GREENWOOD, MISS., JULY 12, 1917.
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Has never failed in an emergency—the Amer
Raising war revenue invariably raises—well,
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Spies should be mobilized—in front of a bat
tery of machine guns.
T. R. has no better opinion of a "moral traitor'
than of the other kind.
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Our destroyers may not be classed as U-boat
chasers, but they are just the same.
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'Sammies," but when
Our boys may be
they have met the Huns they'll be Jammies.
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Whether you do it smilling, grinning, or snarl
you'll have to come across with war taxes.
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In spite of belligerent talk, there seems to be a
lot of eligible? who prefer being yanked into the
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We are strong for this new four-minute speech
idea, and most respectfully suggest its adoption by
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If there be spies in the government depart
ments, as some are claiming, it should not be hard
Frequent telegrams of the yellow editor to his
to spot them.
Send a cabinet
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What soft coal barons called "a patriotic conces
sion" Secretary Baker brands "exorbitant, unjust
Trying to nag Wilson now being old stuff, those
ex- pickets might try "hollering" to be allowed to
enlist in the army.
Another reason for being cock-sure of win
ning the war is that our commander-in-chief has
the winning habit.
Teddy makes no bones of saying that all the | be
talking and reading in this country ought to be in
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The P. O. D. can't make it too hot for treason
able publications—it was slow going after them,
but now is on the job. I
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Remembering Farragut and the torpedoes, Rear
Admiral Gleaves must have thought, "D—n the
U-boats," if he didn't say it.
The U. S. A. is the only warring nation that
permits launching of its warships to be published.
Still we heard of a gagged press.
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Some progresser, Private Charles P, Taft,*
alias "birdling," alias "fence buster," has contract
ed to take another title-bridegroom.
You may honestly think that another man on
the job would do better than Wilson, but he is on
it and it is up to you to back him up.
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Our officials, being humans like the rest of us,
have made and will make mistakes, but black
guarding them won't help to win the war.
Reports says Pershing's boys are up against
this problem: How many sweethearts is it per
missable for a soldier on foreign service to have?
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Honest editors in several states are telling
their readers how much ashamed they are of hav
ing helped to make Senators of undeserving men.
There's a tip for the merchant marine in the
safe convoying of troop supply ships through the
nest of German U-boats. What has been done
can be done.
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And it is a matter of pride to know that our
army anti navy has Pershing's and Gleaves'
a-plenty, all of whom are impatiently awaiting
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It is most respectfully suggested as a means of
speeding up the government's plans to win the war
that the knockers, in and out of Congress use théir
hammers exclusively on the Huns.
Bulington, Vt., isn't "dry," though it has one
man at least who wishes it was—he forfeited a sa
loon licence that cost $1,000, a $3,000 bond and was
fined $300, for selling a quart bottle of whiskey to
g customer in violation of g itgtg Jgg.
LOYALTY OF GERM AN-AMERICANS.
No one of intelligence any longer questions jef
I the loyalty of our German-American population, y
"hyphenized" for the sake o convenience but
Americanized in every sense oi tlie word. /
-I Before the war their sympathies naturally ran /\
to Germany; since the outbreak of the war they EyÀ
.' have left no stone unturned to prove their fealty
to Uncle Sam.
In rifling its treasury to give the last cent in g
it to the American Red Cross, the president of a
so-called "German-American Alliance'' remarked
"We are net German- \rnericans, we are just
plain Americans. Why shouldn't we be We came
to this country of our own . see will, either because
we felt we could do better or escape military ser
ivice. We became citizen of the United States,
'and we have married am juilt our homes here.
Our children have been i icated in American
i.schools, and here we havi ;ound the opportunity
for advancement which w denied us in our own
"Before the United Sates entered the war K
our sympathies were naturally with Germany and! K
we were glad to do anything we could, not to jj
further the war. but to help the wounded and the ;
widows and children. But now that America is in
the war Germany is our enemy. Though many; fa
of us have relatives in Germany and in the Ger-| &
man army, more of us perhaps have sons and ^
nephews in the American army. How could our
sympathies be against them."
A German-born sailor on an American ship
sighted one of he first s u bmarin es ir
destroyed by American gunners. Though one son
of Madame Schumann-Heink, the singer, is in the
German navy, three others are in the American
And thus it goes. German names are found
throughout the roster of service, and the men who ;
bear them are not falling clown on their duty. |
Let us give credit where credit is due. If the! ^
kaiser ever thought the German-blooded people of m
the United States would start a revolution in case by
of war, it is evidence that he did not realize the Vy
Americanizing influence of our institutions upon
his former subjects here and their descendents.
Of that influence and its results we all are proud.
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The war economy enthusiasts are training the
vials of their wrath upon the waste of cats. Those
harmless house-pets, we are told, consume food
that human beings need, destroy insect-eating
birds and kill the young birds in their nests.
On the other hand, they kill mice and rats—
provided they are not too much spoilt by domes
ticity to do it—and form pleasant companions in
the house to many a woman and child, not to
speak of men and boys, who otherwise would be
engaged in other wasteful ways.
The brief against the cat isn't overwhelming.
The cost of a cat's upkeep is not prodigious, and
it frequently lives largely from litter that goes
into the garbage can. People who support cats
usually can well afford to do so, and believe they
get more out of life by hob-nobbing with their
As harmless luxury, .cats will undoubtedly re
main with us through the war. The row incident
to food regulation and price fixing on coal is a
nonentity compared with the rumpus that would
| be stirred up by monkeying with the family house
Don't fool with dynamite. Let the cat alone.
American housewives who like cats won't be de
nied the joy of their pets,
BOND BUYING ANI) THRIFT
The French people are reputed the greatest
investors in government bonds in the world.
Incidentally, it was a great misfortune that
brought this about. At the close of the War of
1870, Germany demanded and collected a colossal
indeminty of $1,000,000,000. The demand w is
made with but little expectations that it con i be
raised the funds to meet the pressing need,
thrift now merely saved their country in the
immediate moment; it laid the foundation of
thrift that has made its impress on France, even
to the present day. The bonds of that issue rose
in value all over the world, and made French
credit stand high everywhere. Ten years after
they were issued they commanded a premium of
25 per cent.
It is not improbable that the recent Liberty
Loan will mark for us the beginning of a new and
The French people, by voluntary subscriptions.
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SAVING THE SURPLUS.
Home gardening and increased production
should provide America this coming summer with
an abundance of vegetables.
The shrewd housewife looks ahead. In
lines the abundance will be merely temporary.
Peas, string beans, sweet corn, and many other
vegetables will be, for many households, quite out
of the question in the winter months.
The remedy lies in home canning.
Every little bit helps. Whatvthe busy house
wife does his summer to preserve the surplus in
common .tightly-sealed glass jars, will help solve
the food problem next winter.
Home canning is not difficult. It is not expen
sive. And home canning will enable American
housewives to make advantageous use of the sum
mer surplus which would otherwise be wasted.
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Russians are hailing Victorious Kerensky as
their Napoleon, which is somewhat risky as it may
put in his head to emulate Nap in other ways than !
in winning battles. |
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According to Secretaries Daniels and Baker,
the soft coal bunch put something across on Secre
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I Mrs. J. T. Spivey.
' Miss Lucy Mitchell.
! Miss Mary Ida Dunn,
i Miss Stella Moore.
Miss Ellen Christine Harding.
Miss Nora Anthony.
Miss Mamie Prophet
Miss Dolores Crazier.
Miss Ceeile Stern.
Mrs. N. L. Dodge.
Miss Dollie Hill.
Miss Lucile Wade.
Miss Nancy Davidson.
Miss Brooke Hunter.
Miss Jane Casey.
Miss Vasti Madlock.
Miss Jimmie Smith.
Miss Hugh Ella Quarles.
Mrs. Alice Fields.
Mrs. W. R. Chandler.
Miss Sallie Rush.
Mrs. C. D. Pepper.
Miss Willie McConnico.
Mrs. Thos Turner.
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