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THE MISSOURI HERALD, HAYTI, MISSOURI
THE HERALD PRINTING CO., Publishers
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C. S. YORK, Editor
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Good Republican Editorial
(An up-to-thc-last-mlnutc editorial is tho following taken from the
Globe-Democrat of Sunday, April 2, and we reproduce it because it cornea
from tho leading Republican paper of Missouri. It is absolutely true and
brings out the exact condition the American people find themselves in
today. We hope it will have the careful attention of our readers. Ed )
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
After several weeks of desperate struggle the "irrecon
ciliables" of the United States Senate surrendered to the in
evitable and with the approval of the four-power treaty be
came so quiescent that two of the four remaining treaties cre
ated at the Washington Conference were approved by a
unanimous vote and the other two with only one vote recorded
in opposition. Not all the Senators voted, it is true, but ob
viously their opponents were too weak to be present, or, if
present, were too feeble to announce their votes. All of the ir
reconciliables' may not be reconciled, but they have been shorn
of their locks and their power taken away from them by the
shears of irresistible conditions and the pressure of a more en
lightened public opinion. "You can fool some of the people
all of the time," said Lincoln, "and all of the people some of
the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time."
THE IRRECONCILIABLES DID NOT FOOL ALL OF THE
PEOPLE AT ANY TIME, BUT THEY FOOLED SO MANY
THAT THEY WERE ENABLED TO HOLD THE BALANCE
OF POWER AND TO DELAY CONSTRUCTIVE PROGRESS
THROUGH SOME OF THE MOST CRITICAL YEARS OF
OUR HISTORY. There are few left now whom they can fool,
and without popular support for their folly they are reduced
to that state which Cleveland termed inocuous desuetude,
no longer to be feared, or to be respected.
In their defeat, and in the change of public opinion which
caused it, a great victory has been won for the broader inter
ests of America, for the advancement of the general interests
of mankind, and for the cause of enduring peace. America
had been led by the councils of fear and of folly into a path
whose trend was in a different direction from that in which
it had so triumphantly marched. It was a path that sepa
rated us from the other nations, putting us on a course that
made us a potential menace to them, to be viewed with appre
hension, and thereby imperiling our safety as well as our eco
nomic interests. That was not the American way. From the
beginning of our government this country has sought and en
deavored to maintain amicable relations with other nations,
and peaceful methods of settling disputes.
The first treaty created under Washington, that with
Great Britain, provided for an arbitration commission, and
through all the succeeding years we had taken the leadership
among the nations of the world in the development of friendly
methods of settling differences, and in international associa
tions for common interests. More than a hundred years ago
we established disarmament on the Canadian border. Ex
actly sixty years ago, under Lincoln, we established a co-operative
association with Great Britain by treaty, for the sup
pression of the African slave trade, which involved the joint
use of the cruisers of both countries on the African coasts. In
later years other nations to the number of fifteen were taken
into this agreement. We have entered into association with
other nations, under treaties for the promotion of peace, in
the Geneva Convention in 18G4 and in the two Hague Con
ferences, we proposing the establishment of a world court at
the second of the Hague Conferences. We took part under
Roosevelt in the Algeciras Conference of 1906, a political con
ference, and signed the agreements which prevented Germany
from going to war eight years sooner. We joined under arms
with nations in the Boxer rebellion in China. We signed many
general treaties for the protection and advancement of -common
interests and many individual treaties for the establish
ment of international arbitration.
The American policy has always been for the associa
tion and co-operation of nations in the largest possible way
for the advancement of peace and the interests of peace. WE
WERE FORCED OUT OF OUR BEATEN PATH TWO YEARS
AGO THROUGH GROSS MISREPRESENTATION OF FACTS
AND CONSEQUENT MISUNDERSTANDING. NOW
PRAISE GOD, WE ARE BACK ON OUR OWN, OUR AN
CIENT HIGHWAY, THE HIGHWAY OF UPWARD PRO
GRESS, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL. WE HAVE
RE-ESTABLISHED THE PRINCIPLE AND THE PRACTICE
OF ASSOCIATION. BUT WHERE DO WE GO FROM
HERE? The treaty of peace in the Pacific, the armament
and the Chinese treaties, are splendid achievements, epochal
events, but they are not steps to larger things. Fine as they
are they but partly accomplish the essential and urgent task.
Peace in the Pacific is worthy of all praise, but we want peace
established everywhere, What matters peace in the Pacific if
we have war in some other quarter of the world ? The asso
ciation created for the Pacific puts, us bck igain into our own
path of progress, but nothing short of universal association
will meet our needs and the necessities of the ' new world
which is in the throes of birth. That is the goal toward which
we 'must press if we are to carry on in accord with our past.
"We are ready," said President Harding in his inaugural
address, "to associate ourselves with the nations of the world,
great and small, for conference, for counsel, to seek the ex
pressed views of world opinion, to recommend a way to "ap
proximate disarmament and relieve the crushing burdens of
military and naval establishments. We elect to participate
in suggesting plans for mediation, conciliation and arbitration
and would gladly join in that expressed conscience of pro
gress which seeks to clarify and write the laws of internation
al relationship and establish a world court for the disposition
of such justiciable questions as nations are agreed to submit
thereto." Under his initiative we have taken a long step to
ward this consummation. We are'back in the straight and for
ward-pointing path and the way lies open before us. A world
court, such as America has long advocated, erected upon our
own specifications, stands with doors flung wide for our en
trance and participation. Plans for mediation, conciliation
and arbitration in line with our own long-practiced 'principles,
have been accepted and adopted by fifty-one nations, and we
need but say the word to have the whole edifice and all it
contains adjusted to our views and wishes. Our' economic
Interests in Europe persistently and increasingly demand our
participation in the wise solution of Europe's economic prob
lems. We shall have to renew our representation in the
Reparations Commission if we are not to suffer vast additional
losses growing out of the delay of these settlements. THE
PROTECTION OF OUR INTERESTS, THE ATTAINMENT
OF OUR NEEDS, THE MAINTENANCE OF OUR LEADER
SHIP, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF PEACE, THE ADVANCE
MENT OF CIVILIZATION, THE PROMOTION OF THE
GENERAL WELFARE AND HAPPINESS OF MANKIND,
ALL LIE UPON THE SAME DIRECT PATH. THE WAY
IS OPEN. LET'S GO!
by the side of the road ,may be asleep, or busy with his own
affairs. You must watch for the sign-posts or you will miss
them and go wrong.
Women Over the Top
Sign Posts by the Road
Do you live in your hoiihc by the cross-roads,
Where the throngs go pabsing by?
Do they pause beneath your window,
And question the way and why?
Do you hear them as they ponder, '
And just offer to point out the way?
Or clasping their hands, do you offer
To walk with them day by day?
Are there many nn.d many a wanderer,
And those gone adrift on the sands,
Who have stood by your house at the cross-roads,
And longed for the touch of your hand?
It is not necessary to put two sign-posts on the roadside,
bearing the inscriptions, to good, to evil, and bid the voyager
choose. It is necessary to tell them of the paths that lead
to evil ways and to the good, and the commencement of the
one road should not be too painful or seem impossible.
In 1803 Lewis and Clark did not find, they made, the
Oregon Trail. Probably no human beings not even Indians
had ever before made the complete journey from the At
lantic coast to the Columbia river.
It was a long and wearisome business. Little information
was to be gained from the savage tribes along the way. There
were no maps to follow. No beaten path had been trod by
men's feet. Mountain ranges continually rose before them,
and over these it was not always easy to find passes that
could be traveled.
Yet the two pioneers stuck to their job. And when they
had finished it, the way was blazed for anyone who chose to
There is little pioneering to be done now either across
continents or through the mysterious thing we call life.
Most of the trails have been found and mai'ked. We
know from the testimony from other men which is the way
to prosperity and which is the way to ruin.
Every biography marks a trail, and we all have a biogra
phy, it matteis not whether its' pages are ever written or
printed. Every one of us must leave his footprints on the
sands as we tread the journey of life to the end of the road.
Evexy book of history tells where we may go safely and
easily, where we shall have to toil over obstructions and
where we shall be plunged into ruin.
Ordinary intelligence will enable us to read these signs.
Ordinary intelligence ought to force us to follow them. But
ordinary intelligence is not so generally distributed as one
might Imagine. There are men who never learn from exper
ience of themselves or from the experience of others. In your
"house by the road" watch for and direct these as they pass.
Don't picture the right road to be too hard, too steep or too
long. People are hunting for the "shortest cut," the level
stretches, the quickest way 'round.
Despite the fact that sign-posts are set up from one end
of life to another, a very large proportion of the population
are continually taking the wrong trails, and the air is filled
with their complaints and lamentations swhen they are forced
to retrace their steps and begin anew. There are many-pits
in the wrong road into which many fall and are never seen or
heard of again. Many stumble and fall, rise, and stumble
and fall again, not realizing that they must return to the
right road, the only road, or they must go on continually fall
ing and rising and stumbling to the end.
One of the greatest lacks of the average man is the pow
er of observation. It is easy for us all to learn from the suc-1
cess or failure of others, if we would. But we pay no atten
tion to the success or failure of others. We insist upon learn
ing by our own experiences, a thing which is impossible if we
ever expect to make any worth-while advance.
If you will follow the sign-posts on the road of life till
you are 50, you may safely do a little pioneering, provided
you don't get too far off the trail.
But you must keep your eyes open and your ears alert,
The sign-posts will not shout' at you. The man in the house
The phrase, "Over the Top," was made famous by the
daring deeds of the brave world-war soldiers. When a. su
preme duty is performed in a brilliant and successful man
ner, no other words can express our thoughts so well as to
say "they went over the top."
That is what the ladies did in the city election held here
Tuesday. They came out. They lined up. They worked.
They voted. They voted right. They went "over the top,"
carrying everything with them in an irresistible avalanche of
success. It is a good omen. It is a hopeful sign. It shows
that the women are taking an interest in public affairs and
will not shirk the duty of the ballot placed upon them, the
same as they have never shirked the other manifold duties of
life and home that their frail but patient bodies have borne
since the dawn of the world.
The nobility and purity of womanhood is the most
glorious thing on earth. When God made woman, after dis
covering his failure in the thing called man, He exhausted in
finitude in her endowments in order that He might overcame
the defects of His first experiment, which he saw, left alone,
was doomed to failure. He collected the beauties of angels
and skiHfully enwove them into her face and form. He gath
ered all the song of cherubim and seraphim to endow her with
entrancing music. He searched the realms of glorv for all
conquering love and moulded her soul that she should love
forever. He made her rich in all excellencies that she might
wield her queenly sway over men for all time, hence her in
fluence at the ballot box.
Womanhood! Pause as you articulate the word. Grasp
its meaning to the capacity of your thought. Her life is a
perpetual atonement, every hour a poem, every day an epic,
and, alas, sometimes a tragedy!
Let us gather all flowers of all climes and, weaving them
into fantastic garlands, not that we may adorn, for armament
of earth has no occupation in her native loveliness, but, that
by the most beautiful things we may symbolize the glory of
that beauty by which we are enthralled.
Girl, woman, wife, mother! The words thrill the '
honest, virtuous heart with the utterance. Four eternities are
necessary to grasp all they mean. Only within the circle of
the influence of virtuous womanhood can man's nature reach
its highest culture. Her love compasses him as a wall of safe
ty, it uod had never given us another gift, we are His
eternal debtors for this, that we had a mother's love.
Mother! Name of holy memories! From the rich foun
tain of her love our unconscious infancy drew its nourishment,
as we lay in dreams upon her pure bosom, and she, bending
over our innocent slumber, with unvoiced prayer and happy
tears, poured all the rich wealth of her boundless heart of
love into our life. Mother! Name of love and sacrifice;
name of piety and virtue ; name of ten thousand altars ; name
of music sweeter than ten thousand harps; mother! name of
matchless mysteries and everlasting apocalypse. Who would
degrade this womanhood? Who would dare traduce it?
What serpent, with venom fang, will try, by vile and treach
erous wiles, to entrap and destroy it?
Along with the ballot that we have given her, rather
with which we have burdened her, because of our own in
ability to purify it, let us bring all the diamonds, sapphires,
emeralds opals and pearls, and surround her in their weav
ing circle, not that we may enhance her, for no earthly treas
ure can, but that by the offering of the most precious things
we may emblemize the worship of our hearts which she en
forces. Without woman, man would be rude, gross, solitary.
Woman spreads around him the flowers of existence, as the
.creepers of the forests which decorate the trunks of the
sturdy oaks with their perfumed garlands. Finally, the Chris
tian pair live and die united ; together they rear the fruits of
their union; in the dust they lie side by side; and they are
reunited beyond the limits of the tomb.
To the good women of Hayti, we lift our hat and bow in
The Futility of Hate
The Missouri Herald has labored and expects to continue
to labor to create a feeling of brotherhood among the people
of this town, but at the same time, in some instances, it is
borne upon us to be our "brother's keeper." That is nothing
more than what the people did in Tuesday's city election
they undertook to take matters into their own hands, for
reasons they believe for the best interest of ALL. Now, that
the election is over, let us make the spirit of its unity unani
mous and see how much better we shall all feel. Let us bury
the hatchet, for the time being, at least. If we have occasion
to dig it up we can do so later. It is the present that con
fronts us now. Let us all put our shoulder to the wheel. If
anybody has had their corns mashed, let us forget it. The
wound will heal quicker. Nothing is more depressing than
to harbor a grouch. It sours and embitters life. Let us
eliminate hate, not only from our thoughts, but from our
hearts. Hate gets no one anywhere morally, economically
or spiritually. Hate serves no useful purpose. It is far more
dangerous to those who hate than to those hated. It leads
only to confusion and destruction. Hate blinds us to the
needjrf community co-operation. In the administration of the
affairs of Hayti there should be no clans, no factions, no
.bosses. Let us make a new start. Turn over a new leaf.'
There is much to be done. Hayti has a, great future, and by
ALL working together we can bring our day of prosperity
"Saloon Man Arrested, Alleged Whiskey Seized." Head
line in daily St. LouiVpaper. It is the "alleged" whiskey in
stead of the real thing that is doing the dirty work.
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