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The Lemmon herald. (Lemmon, Perkins County, S.D.) 1912-1917, December 29, 1915, Image 4

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Ccmmon Herald:
formerly The State-Line Herald
Published Wednesdays at
O. K. Fjetland, Publisher
Subscription $1.50 the year
£Eterpd October Mi. lWI. at the po*$
Lemmon, s. D.. a*
of the second c.ast.
Too Late
Dav Lloyd George, minister
of munitions in the British cabi
net, who has been the frankest
of ali the English statesmen in
admitting Great Britain's defi
ciencies in the present war, has
directed attention to the fact
that all the failures of England
in the present war may be de
scribed in two words, "too late."
Is the United States also to be
"too late?" Col. Roosevelt has
said that the administration has
delayed its preparedness plans
fourteen months after warning
hsd been given by the European
war, and Sec rotary Garrison re
plies that Col. osevelt hims-1*
when president reduced the size
of the regular army. Claude
Kitchin, in favor of "reasonable
We wish you a Happy
and Prosperous
New Year
E. N. Coddon
t£W FEIN, Mgr.
preparedness." says the admin
istration has gone too far in its
desense plans. Senator Cham*
berlain, chairman of the senate
military affairs committee, says
the administration has not gone
far enough. There are similar
dissessions among other mem
bers of congress, all of whom in-:
sist that they are in favor of
adequate national detense.
Meanwhile months are passing
and nothing is being done The
artillery branch of the army is.
still inadequate there is not
enough powder to fight a war for
one month there is a shortage
of men in the government arse
nals: a shortage of men in the
regular army and navy—and
still nothing is being done. Con
gress should be working day and
night to rush through a program
upon which all the advocates of
preparedness can agree. The
leaders of the two parties in the
senate and the house should be
holding conferences with the
secretaries of war and the navy
and mapping out a nonpartisan
plan which would meet with the
approval of the entire country.
There is no need for flamboy
ant speeches or prolonged dis
cussion. Nor is there any time
for such. Even the plans of the
administration require five ears'
time for the naval program and
three years tor the a-my pro
gram Unless there is an early
compromise among the advocates
of preparedn^ss, the words "too
A Prosperous 1916
is our wish to you
We desire t» extend to you, the public, out thanks foa the gener
ous support you have given us during the year 1915, and to express
the hope that you will remain with us during the coming year. It si
not possible for us to express in cold type the gratitude we feel, but
we can and will let our actions in future speak even louder and
more practically than our words.
We extend to you all the compliments of the season. May the
new year bring you your heart's best desinis.
The Grand Leader
late" are apt to be written upon
the pages of American history,
as they have been written upon
those of England.
A Pointer for America
For ten years, remarked Sena
tor James Hamilton Lewis, of
Illinois, in a recent speech to the
New England Society of Penn
sylvania, tnere seemed to be
nothing in America which the
native-born American could find
to praise. Everything apparent
ly has been unworthy of support
or credit Every form of human
enterprise was attacked. Every
industry which proved success
ful, every individual who rose
into prominence, became the tar
get of a system of criticism
which sought to destroy without
In this excoriation of domestic
agitatioh and abuse Senator
Lewis gave the real reason for
the attacks whi' have been
made upon Americrn institutions
by persons of foreign birth since
the European war began. Sen
ator Lewis said:
The result was that in the
last twenty years the native
born Americrn and the im
ported American have known
nothing of America except
that it was a place where all
other Americans certified
there were no men of honor,
no things of decency, no in
stitution in which any man
could have a purpose that
was not unworthy.
It is probable that the Illinois
senator has found the real rea
json for the disrespect for Amer
ican institutions by foreigners
(since the war began. It is nat
ural that if Americans do not re
vere their own country and its
institutions and uphold the honor
of their officials, foreigners will
rot do so. Senator Lewis offered
as a solution for present condi
tuns a return to tie old stand
ard of devotion to America. He
suggested that a tew be passed
changing the right of a citizen
to participate in elections to a
a. tv. Should the citizen fail to
exercise this privilege by not
registering snd voting, the law
would make the omission a pun.
ishable offense. If, after a cer
tain length of time, a citizen
should fail to vote, the right
would be taken from him.
The suggestion was also made
that the law should include the
enforcement upon all who en
joyed the benefits of naturaliza
tion of the duty to comply with
the rules of citizenship, and
where there were those unwor
thy of citizenship the honor and
privilege should be drawn by the
order of the court.
The remedy suggested may be
entirely too drastic. It may not
even be practicable. Neverthe
less, Senator Lewis has gone be
reath the surface and has found
the real cause of much of the
dissension in America today.
The evil of hyphenism has been
traced directly to the attitude of
Americans themselves. The
country has been reaping the
crop sown by muckrakers. Na
tive-born Americans must take
the lead in the reform that they
are urging upon those of foreign
Looks Like Bunk
The Aberdeen News, makes
use of numerous "syndicated"
articles sent out by the publicity
committee of the Republican
party, under Washington date
lines, and purporting to be "real
On Tuesday of this week the
"News" printed one of these,
which is supposed to be an inter
view obtained from one Stanley
Washburn of Minneapolis, who
is credited with being a war cor
respondent for the London
Times, on the Russian front.
Mr. Washburn says, so the
Dispatch states "that the allied
Nations of Europe look upon the
Wilson administration, from the
standpoint of its foreign policy,
as a "joke" which is ruining
the prestige of America in Great
Britain and on the continent."
Commenting further, he states
"It is the general opinion in Rus
sia that this war, which all Eu
rope feels is one involving moral
questions, the United Slates has
retained its neutrality and ig
nored the moral aspects, in order
to capitalize its industries in the
selling of ammunition* to the
It has been perfectly clear to
every reading person, since
slaughter started, that it was
the dearest wish of England and
her allies to get the United
States into this (levanting war
on their side. It has been hint
ed at times v* it bout mimhet. not
only that, their leading states
men have so stated publiely and
had a Mr. Roosevelt been presi
dent, with a Mr, Uhoate as Sec
retary of State, we should have
been into it long ago. Yes we
would have been wending expe
ditionary furres to Great Itritain.
numbering into the hundreds of
thouannds to lie slaughtered just
as millions in Europe have been
for the past eighteen months.
And for what Well a chimeria
whleh the correspondent e«lh
It is our opinion that ninety
per pent of the American people
don't eare a whoon what the
Ouht erased belligerents of En
rol* think of "Ameriean l'rest
ige," so limu as thtv let
The Palace Hotel
Wishing a Happy New Year to all
Dinner Menu January /, 19IS
Vin Fizz Punch-Cheese Straws 15c
Blue Point Oyster Cocktail 15c
Julienne Soup au Croutons 10c
Celery 10c Young Radishes 10c Green Onions 10c
Queen Olives 10c Chow Chow 10c
Fried Filet of Superior Trout, Tarter Sauce
Saratoga Chips 35
Fresh Sea Crab a la Newburg 40c
Roast Native Turkeys, Stuffed with Oyster Dressing
and Cranberry Sauce 50c
Roast Domestic Duck, Sage Dressing and
Baked Apples 40c
Roast Prime Ribs of Beef, Yorkshire Pudding 35c
Roast Pig with Candied Sweet Potatoes 35c
Filet of Beef, garnic aux Champignons 40c
Lobster en Mayonaisse 25c
Fresh Tomatoes and Lettuce with French Dressing 20c
Mashed Potatoes 5c Steamed Potatoes 5c
Red Beets aux beurre Noir 5c
Fried Parsnips en Butter 5c
Apple Fritters, Cream Sauce 15c
English Plum Pudding, Hard or Brandy Sauce 15c
Apple Pie with American Cheese 10c Lemmon Pie 5
Wot Mince Meat Pie 5c
Lemmon Sherbet, White Pound Cake 15c
American Cheese Edam Cheese Salted Wafers 10c
Coffee 5c Tea 5c Cocoa 10c Milk 5c
If the Wilson administration
is to blame for keeping the Unit
ed States out of this war, and
thus preventiug untold misery
to millions of happy American
homes, we are mighty glad to
learn of that fact from the
trusted lieutenants of the Re
publican National Committee,
and they are welcome to make as
much capital as possible out of
it foi their coming campaign.
The State Should Be NeutraL
Under the new primary law,
the delegates to the Republican
national convention from South
Dakota will probably be elected
in April, Governor Byrne being
right in his conclusion that it
would be quite difficult for South
Dakota Republicans to elect del
egates on June t» the date of
the state primary, for the nation
al convention which meets June
7. Accordingly, it appears that
the delegates will be chosen
sooner than was at first expect
ed. This fact, however, does
not interfere with the contention
of the News that South Dakota
Republicans should not instruct
their delegates for any particu
lar candidate.
The road to harmony in this
state, in the opinion of the News
is not by lining up the factions
for or against Root or Cummins.
Hurt on. Sherman or any other
aspirant, but to leave them in a
position to throw their strength
where it might do the most
good, at a critical time in the
In that way. the South Dakota
delegation might be in a position
to n minate the next president.
And that position might go
long way in semiring the in
thienee of the next administra
tion in inducing congress to ap.
piopHMe money for the devel
opment of the Great Bend pro
jeet. on the Missouri river in
South Dakota, and otherwise
b»neO the state more than be
."!uin« firing to any candida
te s kite could Possibly do
-News, Aberdeen,
alone and sootw or Inter. Great
Itritain and all the rest of them
will understand that t|ulte thor­
At It Again
The Republican press of the
state is all "het" up so to speak
!over the matter of selecting the
de'egates to the next Republi
can National Convention to be
held in Chicago on June 7th,
The trouble arises out of the
fact that the state primary is
not held till June 6th. just one
day prior to the holding of the
Nat-onal convention, which gives
insufficient time to elect the del
egates from this state if a con*
test for the honors exists.
The National Committee, se
lected the date of the National
Convention in spite of the fact
that they were informed as to
the date of the South Dakota
primary, as well as that of the
I state of West Virginia, figuring,
no doubt, that neither state wai
of enough importance to offset
I the advantage of an early date
for the Convention.
Now the republican wheel hor*
ses of the state are up against
i the proposition of gettine dele
gates down to Chicago, without
having it cost the State several
thousand dollars extra for a
special primary, which could be
held under that new primary
law about which we heard so
much that was good, and notb
ing that was bad, until the thing
is put into practice. It is a lam*
entable fact the Supreme Court
could not see its way clear to
uphold the Richards Primary
I ^w and thus have saved tbe
state from the blundering
muddling of a lot of saphead pol
iticians who have tried to carve
a Primary Law out of nothing
while trading "pork" with
another last winter.
N. H. Miller left f^Hftchell
on Sunday evening, being called
by the illness of his father. Be
fore he arrived at Mitchell hi®
father had passed away. The
sympathy of his many friends i
extended to Mr. Miller in d*
hour of hi? bereavement.

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