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THE LACLEDE BLADE Entered at the postofflce at Laclede, Mo. for transmission through the mail as seooDd class matter. A. J. CAYWOOI). Wag' FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10. 1919. First Anniversary of Armistice The calendar makers have mark ed in red a certain day in the early Dart of next month which will commemorate the first anniversary of the most eventful day in the history of the whole world. This day, Tuesday, November 11. 1919. to the thoughtful will recall the hours of delirious joy that spread throughout Christen dom just one year ago, and paved the way for the celebration of the 1918 Thanksgiving that a month before appeared to hold out no joy to America or the civilized world. On November 11, almost a year ago, these United States of America broke forth in the hours long be fore dawn into one wild, hilarious flame of joy, that as was carried on the electric wiDgs of the tele phone and tbe telegraph the glad news fresh from the cables that span the Atlantic, across the continent to the Pacific, and then by word of mouth and by rural telephone routes until every nook and cranny of this great nation had been reached, gathered - volume as it went, and continued for many hours after the sun went down on a country that was supremely happy. Not in any metropoiis, city hamlet, village or town in the United States, from the "Atlantic to the Pacific, nor from the Lakes to the Gulf, was a dime's worth of work done on that memorable day And never for a moment in the long days and weeks and months that bave intervened has there ever been a whimper because of the unprecedented waste of human energy. And there are few of us who will take a different view now For that day, November 11, mark ed the end of the greatest war that " ever threatened to destroy the world. A few hours before the officially delegated representatives of the new German Government that had succeeded that monstrous machine manipulated by Emperor William, had signed the armistice terms, and the German knee bent in submission before the Allies invincible hosts. In those days, nearly a year ago the fiendish purposes of the re pudiated Emperor, with his ruth less submarine warfare; with his attacks on unfortified, English towns where his baby-killers violat ed every known usage of civilized warfare; with his attacks on hospi tals and hospital ships, and his boasting of his partnerships "Me und Gotf were fresh in every mind. There was reason for that tumult. There was reason for that joy. It was not confined to Amer ica alone. In every laud where Christianity prevailed there was the same exuberant outpouring. Trucks, Wagon Beds, Corn gathering time is about here and yon need a good strong wagon and tight box with patent endgate. We Have Them in Stock Car of Illinois Coal on Track Today $6.00 per ton at car Bring us your Poultry, Cream and Eggs. LACLEDE CO-OPERATIVE CO. L A. WILSON, Manager. League Machine Rickety From Chariton Courier. (Dem.) Liet any soldier noy who was abroad or in camp at home under stand that the adoption of the covenant for the league of nations as insisted upon by president Wil son means that he will be subject to draft to go abroad to fight for any other country and that boy will let yon know quickly his op position to the league. Since president Wilson insists upon the - . USE - - jindrews jfconeymoon brooms They are as good as brooms can be made. When better brooms are made, AN DREWS will make them. J. C. Andrew Broom Co. Makers of Brooms. Growers of Broom Corn. CHillicotHe, Missouri L annulled in all particulars in which it conflicts with the covenant and that the power to dratt soldiers in this country to send abroad any where it is desired by the "high commission," they shall go. The fact that our returned boys are apparently indifferent, seem to wear a cynical or stolid expression or unmistakably resent any sug gestion that they re-enlist or may be subject to draft when approach ed on the subject, ought to convey the idea that they are anything but harmonious with the provisions of the covenant. Certainly they or but few of them, have read and made a study of its provisions, but there is scarcely one of them into whom has not been ed interest of Britain is seen dimly thru the covenant film bat gradual ly the machine which has been spinning the league ribbon is be coming rickety in its bearings and the operators unable to make an enticing picture, of a democratized world. Why Copy After Russia? The Plumb plan for disposition of U. S. railroads is that the "workers must own the roads." The I. W. W. and Bolshevik idea is that the workmen supplant the present owners and managers of all industries and be given the "full" return of their labors. Lenine and Trotzky accomplish ed this result in Russia and the infused workmen ran the industries into the fact that the adoption of the the ground and themselves out of covenant as written by the presi- .a job. dent, Lloyd George and Clemenceau-. Deciples of Lenine and Trotzky means that he may be again forced are preaching the same doctrine Infrt Kflnira A U Lf A ! I I I .1 . into ranks and bave to fight for tbe interests of some other country than his own. Why the effort to conceal from the public at least an nnderstandable part ot the obli gations of the United States if the senate ratifies the covenant without reservation, amendment or in terpretation which our government will insist upon being accepted by other countries to the compact or, refusing, absolve us from further connection with the leagne. Presi dent Wilson admits that under article ten an army safficient to enforce the provisions of the leagne is absolutely necessary and that we must supply our quota of men, whatever the number may be and so far so long as it requires their services to establish peace on to American workmen but they do not explain that it is now necessary to try and bring back capital and managers to Russia to put life into tbe industries wrecked under the workmen's management The reason for the failure of the experiment is simply this: human nature is the same in Russia as elsewhere. Everybody favored the socialistic regime when no one had anything to lose by it. That is everyone favored equal division when they had nothing of their own to divide. But as soon as a man obtained a little economic headway, he wanted to keep it; he did not want to divide it; he re sented being compelled to give np what he had made. Lenine himself has summed it earth but silent as to the good will up in a nutshell: he said, "As a mong men conquered and their worker, the peasant is a socialist; conqneres. Is it not true that if bat as a corn seller, be is bur- tbe covenant is adopted Mexico geois." will have a freer hand and Japan j The rank and file of American the right to purchase Lower Cali- workmen are well educated men. .fornia and the United States be Surely tbey can see where the acceptance of the league covenant powerless to interfere until the present program of the radical just as be presented it to the Thigh commission.' the council of labor leaders and politicians will senate and declares that article ten nations and league representatives bring them. is tbe vital feature of the covenant, j pass upon our right to resent and! Now is the time to listen to how can it be understood any:isitnot also true that England reason before we have a duplicate other way than that the constitut-j would be more than pleased over 'of the Russian situation in this ion of the United States will be such a situation for us? The veil- country. I y I lor Satlo jf HARRIS BROS, BrooKfield S. E. 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