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®hr (Cmutrr-Jnftrx j Published on Friday of each week in''Marianna* Lee County, Arkansas, by the Press Publishing Company, and entered in the postoffice in Marianna as second-class mail matter under per. I mit from uie postoffice department. Subscription price #1.60 per year. H. M. Jackson, Editor-Manager. THE PEOPLE ALWAYS RIGHT It has been the conviction of the greatest statesmen of all ages and j all countries that one could safely. trust to the decision of the majority j of the people in any question that i affected them. The public mind and I conscience is nicely attuned to the public welfare and seldom goes astray. Given a free hand in the j working out of their destiny no people would ever come to grief. It is only when self seeking and deceitful leaders becloud Issues for | their own selfish purposes that the people are seduced. So much preliminary to the asser tion that the American people—the great, sober, reasoning majority— are right today. Without fuss and feathers they have decreed a course of action that shall preserve the national weal and national honor, and they are not likely to be lightly turned from that course. “Vox populi, vox Dei.” never had a more direct application than to the attitutde of the American people in the present world crisis. Being, then the supreme power, the voice of the people should not only have, but exercise supreme authority. This we are falling to do. Our government is putting forth most herculean efforts to pilot the ship of etate through the troubled waters, hot they are hampered ou every hand by those who, from a self interest that exceeds their loyalty, persist in throwing every obstruction possible in the way. This should not be, must not be. The lives of the thousands of young men who have responded to their country’s call must not be jeopard-) Ized by tbe Judas at borne. It is time that the great loyal majority demand that the voice of the objector aad the obstructionist be Bilenced— if not one way, then another. There is something crooked about a “conscience” that persists in array ing itself against the natonal con science. Such a conscience is the creature of many and varied influen ces, none of which make for the best Interests of American life. It is time the reactionists were sil enced. The people have spoken, and their verdict should be final. The traitor to his country should feel that country's displeasure in no alight degree. -o GERMANY’S LOSS With the declaration of Brazil of a state of war between that countrv and Germany, the latter can now count eighteen enemy nations array ed against her. Germany’s losses in men and mon ey, while they must be enormous, are really the least of the disasters that have befallen her. The one great disaster that that misguided country has brought upon herself and which will have most far-reach- j tog effect, is the loss of her standing with the nations of the world. With tte exception of the countries leagu ed with her in this unholy war, Germany is an outcast among the nations of the earth. Germany is not feeling the blight tog effects of this ostracism now as rte will feel It in the years to come. She claiins that her policy of fright fulness is a necessary measure of •elf defense, yet this same policy has alienated numbers of nations tort for that inhuman course would today be. if not her avowed mends, at least strictly neutral Peace will come after a while, and ... * reckoning Germany’s course JU1 be laid bare before a just and mcriminating wtorld. We say "just and discriminating,” because we be M«ve. despite Germany’s frightful defection from national humanity and 1 honor, the large majority of the peoples of the earth are at heart humane, and honorable. And the lat ent principles of humanity and just ice that underlie and form the bed rock foundations of all civilized na I I I ... * ■ Announcements j For County and Probate Judge The Courier-Index is authorized to j announce that Judge Jno. A. Pluin- j mer is a candidate tor re-election; to the office of County and Probate Judge of Lee county, subject to the j will of the democratic voters in the j primary election to be held in May,, 1918. _ For Circuit Clerk The Courier-Index is authorized to! announce that R. G. Apple is a| candidate for re-election to the office : of Circuit Court Clerk and Recorder, j subject to the will of the democratic' voters in the primary election to be held in May, 1918. For County and Probate Clerk The Courier-Index is authorized to j announce that E. W. King is a candf i date for re-election to the office of! County and Probate Clerk of Lee j county, subject to the will of the democratic voters in the primary to be held in May, 1918. For Sheriff and Collector The Courier-Index is authorized to announce that Arthur Cotter in a candidate for re-election to the office of Sheriff and Collector of Lee county, subject to the will of the democratic voters in the primary to be held in May, 1918. For Tax Accessor The Courier-Index is authorized to announce that R. H. Lindsey is a candidate for re-election as Assessor of Lee county, subject to the will of the democratic voters in the primary election to be held in May, 1918. tions, have revolted and will con tinue to revolt against the savagery displayed by that would-be fount of “kultur.” This antipathy will take the form of a prejudice against not only Ger many as a nation, but against the German blood. Not all the peoples of the earth have the finely dis criminating judgment of President Wilson, and not all of them will be able to separate the acts of the German government from the impul ses of the German people. It is a common thing to hear, even in charity loving America, references to "German brutality” and ‘ German savagery.” It is of no avail to tell the people that this brutality and savagery is the result of a “system” and that in reality the German peo ple as a whole do not countenance it. Human nature is prone to be lieve that actions speak louder than words, and Germany’s actions will form the complaints’ evidence when! Germany comes to trial before the people of the earth. The German bed will be a bed of thorns for generations to come. -o SENSIBLE McADOO During the progress of the Liberty Loan campaign Secretary McAdoo visited many sections of the country in the work of stimulating interest in the campaign. In one southern city where Mr. McAdoo is well known and admired, the proposition was advanced by enthusiastic mem bers of the entertainment committee to designate a day as ’McAdoo Day.” When the proposition reached the ears of the Secretary it was prompt ly negatived, with the remark that this was not time for self-exploita tion, and that the entire energy of the American people should be cen tered on the one great task of win ning the war. Mr. McAdoo was right. The people of this city would gladly have done him honor, and at any other time the Secretary would have been pleas ed and gratified at this remark of their favor. But, as he well says, this is no time for exploiting per sonalities. It is a time when mere individual interests must give way for the interest of humanity in the mass. And there are many others be sides the Secretary who have sensed this fact. Leaders of thought and action in every avenue of life are cheerfully relegating to the rear their personal interests and ambi tions and making themselves mere cogs in the great wheel that is to carry the nations onward and up ward. At the same time it is a thought that needs to be emphasized, as not all our people have yet grasped the fact that self must now take a more humble place, at least for a season. When the cause of the people has been won, doubtless there will be laurels distributed for many who are today working in comapartive obscurity, but in the meantime let us do the work at our hand without clamoring for a place in the lime light. To be and to do is sufficient for today. Rewards may well be defer red until our great obi -tive has been realized. ---o SHALL WE YET THANK HIM? The season is again with us when, from custom and from the inner promptings of the spirit, we are wont to lift grateful hearts to a merciful and bountiful Creator in thanks and gratitude for His dealing with us during the year that is passed. And shall we yet thank Him? Let us see. At this same season one short year ago we thanked Him from full hearts that He had kept us from the mad ness that was devastating our kins men across the waters Hut today we have beaten the pruning hook into a sword, and from ocean to ocean the tramp of armed forces resounds. In view of the staggering issues with which our people are face to face, are we to content ourselves with thanking an all-powerful God for life and health and plenty—ma terial plenty? Are we to look no further than the mere creature com forts with which He has so boiyiti fully showered us? Some may answer “For what else should we thank Him? Has not the madness fallen upon us too? Are not our young men thronging to the Make the Marvellous McDougall Help Youll I All hail the McDougall with the famous Auto-Front Feature. No I more swinging doors to knock things off the table top. The Auto-f ront I solves this problem forever! The Auto-Front is a wonder! All you need I do is to touch a catch, and the roll front immediately disappears, leav- I ing the entire cupboard open before you. Adds more than one-third to the working surface. Saves 1 time in many ways. Remember—only the McDougall has the celebrated self-working Auto-Front. I Other McDougall Merits 11 The Porceliron Table Top—snow-white, sanitary, acid-proof, 1 heat-proof, scratch-proof—is perfection itself! You can mix and I knead bread right on it—so clean is its surface! It is made of 1 the best substance knowrn for kitchen table tops- Remember— 1 you get it in the McDougall! I The Sanitary Leg Base is a wonder for promoting neatness and cleanliness. You can sweep under it without moving the cabinet an inch! And this convenience you^are assured of also when you get a McDougall. Its Matchless Tidiness The McDougall has a spotless enamel lustre that is abso lutely steam proof! Its brilliant wholesome sparkle reverber ates throughout the entire kitchen and lends it an air of spick and span tidiness that is simply unparalleled! j The Patented Flour Sifter that gives you just the right amount of flour—the Swinging Glass Sugar Jar that always tells you how much sugar you have on hand—The U extra Roomy Bins and Cupboards, so arranged as to give you every kitchen need within | easy reach—>*the Easy Working Drawers that never stick or bind—The Sanitary Breadbox I through which fresh air ia constantly siphoned—these facts are but a few of the famous McDougall features! Sixty-four points of supremacy in all. -—---—— Get a McDougall on Approval! Think of it! You can now have the McDougall on approval! Come in today! See our splendid line of McDougalis—every one « kitchen triumph' Pick out the one you like best. It will be placed in your kitchen without any bother to you whatever. You may use it snd test it in your own kitchen work—nd the border you make the test, the better, for you will be the more thoroughly convinced of the superiority of the ;p McDougall. And when completely satisfied, you may keep the McDougall and pay on terms to suit yourself. But you must hurry and take advantage of this ofTer now. The McDougalis are certainly going fast! (omem and get one before they are ijj all gone. The factory is working overtime now to supply the demand. f | Come in today! "Try as you may, you will never be content until there is a McDougall in your kitchen. The E. J. Beazley Company everything for the homeI sacrifice, and are not our wives and mothers and sisters and brothers and fathers, with bleeding hearts, helping them on their way?” Again, let us see. A century and a half has flown since a band of consecrated men, with a vision that reached out far into the future, determined that on this, our loved soil, should be reared an edifice such as the world had never before witnessed—a nation wherein should reign that immortal trinity of human beatitudes. Free dom. Equality, Justice. To this they dedicated unselfish lives, for thja. they fought, and for this they dietk But their lives and their deaths arid their unselfish sacrifices prevailed and today that edifice stands the wonder of the earth—a land ground ed and built on the eternal principles that guarantee to one and all the right to “life, liberty and the pur suit of happiness.’’ But these beneficient principles are not all prevailing. In other lands are forces that would set them te naught and make of their advo cates serfs and vassals. It Is with these forces that we are now at vari ance, as our fathers before us. Can we, then, thank an All-Father that our fathers left to us an inheri tance of Freedom that we must now defend with our lives and our all? Let us suppose that our hearts could not feel this gratitude—what tri Qiit\n/\ao iib u nuAnlp tloflPPTwl ed from heroes with whom the glori ous vision of a free earth for out weighed any thought of self—we, the children of those heroes, willing, like Esau of old. to barter our glori ous heritage for a mess of the pot tage of ease: willing to submit to degradation, so our selfish enjoyment of the creature comforts be not in terfered with. But what red blooded American couid entertain the thought? People of America, let us raise our mighty shout of gratitude to Al mighty God that when the hour of our testing came, it found us in hearts that pulsated with the same rich, red blood that in days agone fertilized and made sacred the soil that has nurtured us. I^et us give thanks that the spirit of ’76 .is still the mighty force in American life. Let us give thanks that our hearts can choose rightly between present ease and future glory. Let us give thanks that when the hour of our trial came, it found us worthy to . call ourselves sons of our fathers. ' Let us pour out our hearts in grati tude that upon these hearts has been indelibly engraved the immu table decrees of an all-wise God, | decrees that would make of this, j His glorious world, a haven for every immortal soul. As willingness without opportunity is but a negative virtue, let us give j thanks that, when Hie plans for the great uplift of mankind needed cham pions, He found us worthy instru ments upon whom to lay His hand For this thy greatest of all mer cies that thou hast found us wor thy Father above, we would most humbly thank thee. The world should reserve its criti cism of Kerensky and the Russian republic. Democracies are not born in a day. neither is the character of a people changed over night. While the pains of a new birth have tem porarily impaired her fighting power, given a little time to adjust herself to the new conditions, Russia will yet give a good account of herself. Especially should we of the United States withold censure, permitting, as we do, obstructionists and trouble makers to stalk, unmolested through out the land. We might criticise with a better grace if we would fill some prison cells with occupants fo’ whom they have long been wait ii W. J. Bryan, while bunting, was chased by a mad bull and forced to take refuge in a tree. The incident, applied to almost any other man, would appear trivial. But with Mr. Bryan’s antecedents there will be those uncharitable enough to sug gest that the great commoner has stirring ^vithin him a hankering for a race. -o Firemen in many cities of the country have taken to. knitting for the soldiers. It is hoped that the public, when ringing in alarms, will not be too abrupt in the matter and cause the boys to become entangled in their own yarn. -o— i:ip. ( astro, late dictator oi yen ezulu. complains that no country wants him. He might try a residence with another dictator now temporar ily domiciled in Siberia. -o— The hotel guest is interested in knowing whether the reduced por tions. as advocated in food -conser vation. will bear a proportionally re duced price. -o— To Bernstorff: Sefen billion dol lars war loan. And you might men tion to your master that there are many more billions where these came from. -o— The Sultan of Turkey now wears the Hohenzollern star. Indicating, evidently that he has passed a credit able examination in German ‘ kul tur.” That Tennessee negro who raised a one dollar bill to a ten was prob ably only seeking to restore its lost power. -o ‘‘General Smuts is always cheer ful,’’ says a press dispatch And with such a name! He's a wonder. -o— Perhaps if Kerensky would grow whiskers he might have more in fluence with his countrymen. -o Word has been received from An gus Mahan, aviator, that he has landed in France. Mr. Mahan spent \ last year here buying cotton for Coate Bros, of Memphis. He enlisted in the aviation servce last summer. o-0-o—o-o-0-0-0 » 0 CHURCHES • 1 I 0 -0—0-0—0-o-o-o ST. ANDREW S CHURCH The Rev. C. C. Burke, Rector. SUNDAY ; Hoi. Communion .7.00 a.m. ! Sunday School. 9:30 a.m. Bible Class ...10:00 a.m. ! Morning Prayer.11:00 a.m. Evening Prayer.7:45 p. m. WEDNESDAY Litany .10:00 a.m. THURSDAY Holy Comunion .7:00 a.rt. FRIDAY Litany. Prayer for the Peace of the World_7:30 p. m. -o METHODIST CHURCH The pastor will preach at the regu ; lar hours on Sunday and the public generally is invited to all the serv : ices. The Epworth Leagues will have a Thanksgiving program with Miss Elsie Fisher as leader. This week closes our conference 1 year. All the financial obligations | have been met in full, which speaks well for the church in general. The annual conference will meet at Helena next Wednesday. The : membership of that conference is j composed of one hundred ninety l eight pastors, nine presiding elders, and thirty six laymen. Bishop Mou __lit__ l j - , ow ii wan pi uojuc. ■ John A. Womack, Pastor. UNION THANKSGIVING SERVICE A union Thanksgiving service will be held at the Presbyterian church I on Wednesday night of next week, i the night before Thanksgiving day, j at seven thirty. Pastors of the other I churches will take part in the service, after which there will be an address by the State Secretary of the Christian Endeavor Society, an interdenominational young peo ple’s organization. The general public is cordially in vited to attend this service. There will not be the regular Wednesday evening prayer meetings in the vari ous churches. There will be no regular service on Thanksgiving Day as in other years. It is hoped that the union service on Wednesday will fill the place of that All are urged to join in this public expression of thanksgiving and worship, ---o FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Preaching services 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday school 9:45 a. in., Walter Read, assistant superintendent. Prayer service every Wednesday evening 7:15. The woman’s bible class meets next Monday a 3:30 o’clock. Read the book of Proverbs and mark pas sages. Let u« query out of its treasures some things for this age of Christian living and service. A fine attendance last meeting The week of prayer observed by the ladies of the church for home mis ■ sions is most helpful ami fruitful. Pastor preaches at Cottrell school house Sunday afternoon at three ' o’clock. Attention is here called to a union Thanksgiving service at the j Presbyterian church next Wednesday evening at 7:30 o’clock. This serv ice will be in charge of the pastors i of the city. Rev. Charles F. Evans of Lexington, Ky., field secretary of the young peoples work in our Sy nod. is expected to be here and will speak at this service. A special ' offering for united charities will be 1 taken. We are having this Thanks giving service at night because you go hunting and won’t come the next day. And the Lord is expecting some expression of your gratitude for this year’s health, sunshine and rain. Morning theme, “Missions and the Great War." England and Canada are not withdrawing their mission aries on account of war times. , Special music. Subject Sunday night, "Let us , Alone.” The cry of a heart that is a stranger to God, love, service and responsibility is this:” Let us alone. The bright gospel songs and a cor dial fellowship In all our services. Walter K. Johnston, Minister. -o FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday morning at 11 o'clock the pastor will preach bn the sub ject, “Arkansas for Christ.” Sunday evening at seven thirty the subject will be "What Will ^ou Do With Christ?” I Sunday school at 9:45 a- “*• 1 Classes for all ages. B. Y. P. at 6:30 p. m. A place for the training of young Christians. Young people’s rally at Wall s I schoolhouse, twelve miles northwest ■ of town, at three thirty in the after noon. You are cordially invited to all ot our services. We need you and you need the church. W. C. BOONE, Pastor. -° THANKSGIVING DAY SERVICES Saint Andrew’s church. Holy communion, 7:00 a. m. Morning prayer, 10:00 a. m. The parishoners are asked to send the usual offerings of fruit, vege tables, etc., on Wednesday. Novem ber 28, 1917, for the decoration of the church. -0-— Surgeons agree that in cases of Cuts, Burns. Bruises and Wounds, the FIRST TREATMENT is most im portant. When an efficient antisep tic is applied promptly, there is no danger of infection and the woun begins to heal at once. For use o man or beast, ROROZONE is the ideal antiseptic and healing af>ea ■ Buy it now and be ready for an eJ”' ergency. Price 25c, 50c, $1 an*1 ; Sold by Harrington Bros. MILLER LUMBER COMPAN* the place to buy building materia* -o— A home guard company has been organized at Sheridan, with K. Kirby as captain.