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THE ST. JOSEPH OBSERVER, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1919 THE ST. ilOSEPll OBSERVER 1' It A .N K. T K 15 V T A U Uktllur null Publisher. Ml BDMOND 6TRI5KT. TI5LKPHON1S MAIN Business or ISditorlal. 35 TKK.MS OI SUltSCRlPHON Per Year 1.00 Advertising Rotes on Aiiillcatlon. Addross All Communications to TItii OBS15RVHR til nCmulHl St. St. Joseph, Mo. Untcted at the l'ototfleo in St. Joseph, Missouri, a Second Clans Mali Matter. Rlil'l'lU.ICAN APPKAIife I'AII, "IX) MOVK Within the past few weeks eerj' leading Republican In St Jiwnpli and nil ovet till It-rrilnty has received a letter from one Carl W Heddick of Washington asking "him to support the "National Republican Weekly" financially and the Republican or ganlalion both finnnclally and other ulo principally financially. Many responded with "tho dough" but home of thuso who arc truly ua triotle ( ok no stock in the proposi tion of wiiii li in primarily to em barrass Prfslilettt Wilson and re fused to contribute. One of these latter Is 1'ronk ) Jackson, former governor of our neighboring state of low a, nliu 1 1 turned this reply. "Carl W Riddle k. Washington. I) C Dear Su Your letter nsking my subscription for the NUInnal Repub lican Weekly and a donation to the lepub'lcnn organisation has been ro e eived. "I m whit Is knnv.n as a 'Kt trul pnt r -publican and always have Ik en. but '. tv int to nay to ou In all frank ness that If the n publican patty is going to stand for Uie 'branding Iron' of opposition to tho immediate np Iiiovnl of the peaco treaty -is submit ted to tho senate without amend ment, then I want to whisper In your oar that all the subscriptions to tho National Republican Weekly and all the contributions to tho republican cause will not sive tho party from final and overwhelming defeat "Tho people of this country are getting very tired of heirlng about repuimcan erforts to "organization ngilnst socialism and tho increasing drift toward 1 iwlcwncss when tho failure of the republii m Mn.itors to ipprovo the peico treaty and tho league of nations is stimulating, more than anything lse, the Inn easing drift toward I iwlemness and an itchy "The people of this country know what they want, and If I am any Judge of the temper or the people they intend to have tills treat np pt lived now and without any more delay I am disgusted with Ho-c.illisi republican leiders and I nm not a Wilson man. either personally or po litically On the other h ind I nm not In favor of letting the country drift to the devil while republican lenders play h(ire" Tho world is now In such a state that a really alarming situation ex ists and it Is steadily growing worse, and every right thinking man must admit that before we can do anything to rectify Ml condition, we must have peace, and it must come soon for If It Is too long delayed we may be faced with bolshevtem and It will bo supported by considerable ele ments of the present population l heir fore we must act now. And disquieting as it is the fart re mains that republican leaders in Washington are endeavoring to pro long the delay Indefinitely, by so loading down tho treaty with reser vations and amendments that the work of eecuring an agreement of the nations will have to be done all over iigatn. They are willing to plunge all Eur ope Into hopelees anarchy, enthrone red radicalism over the ruins with a Leoine for ruler. In the cold-blooded, heartlessly selfish expectancy that tho Unltrd Mutes, by cutting loose, can wutch the world burn while remain ing. Itself, securely safe There t not an intelligent man wtiee eyes are unbllnded hy bias but knows that policy is (alee Httd foolish us li Is wicked. The handwriting is on the wall nod alt may read The thinking man knows that boUhevtein In America will feed and grow from its spread in liurepe, and that unrest, umertainty, rancor, discontent, appeals to passluB and preJudK e whether they come from a Oerger or a Borah, are its natural sustenance In the United Huts tbe same as in any other land Vet we see the liorahs and John ton rampaging over the country. Ihstr nostrils breathing fire and their !) wild with a fanatical radicalism. htlrrlng groat throngs of restless cltl tlin hunger and privation for the in tioceat If not, Indeed, of their blood Is it strange that a staunch repub lics!, like Governor Jackson, who outs IiU reiunlry and his family before his liH". prolsSW in anger and disgust ufjsk.H 'letting the country drift to reus to frenzied boohs and cai-calk, 'canned.' so canning and Its rami- ,l(1 MleaL with authority tl.ev must' . , . tne next one-which Is Ihe rl-ht poll- ,i,0 government to build trunk lines u, "l,rKel' bul " e wear 'em' direetssl against the head of our gov- fi.ations now a p.oper subject foripJ.J,, wl.nel of Sua lex ,", , U Mlr mia "8 to "" U"' '"",' In every state In the Union We've Sl'' T" ""est tfrl lettln .ntment. the ihlef executive. h, discussion For Instance only ...,, I e, ullr rom T m 11 i M,mp..ndent. D.vid had Just about as much government I " """ Ul:"1 from """ Pr week IifWiJent of the United guts' other .lay It ws announced that tinier ,,, r eVen 13 win lmsr',!,"IU' . ' ""r,'0a", Huo1' ' A V,h", " "aS pa- a'"' " ownership as we want, and anything ,',rub, around Ilke " Pcock and And they are doing It in ih, un. political campaign this fall would bo'L.ow,, ,,', .,,, Bll(1 ,ribu,.u' Z'. I"" " '""" """ wlt" , May"r '" '"' " " -' further In that line would be too ,HOU, ",0" not- ncll5er " they B?ln, or tho republican party 'characterized by "canned spee.be.. ' n,arrW lfe for 1 n a I ml.reprnlst.ons than all that ou-le.1 from his . hureh on account of ,, f3,asgow Mourian. l" "lmon. In all his glory, was not In their wilful partlnshlp and 'delivered into the throbbing ears of Ziemns ,he 1,1.2, aT present I " 1'"'! ? "" ""U"' ' ","""e """"l I '"l" '"" "" f iU" Lu"'ber moved by bitter personal animosities I phonographic records In Washington. ', he weight of evidence l all one way ",",,c"""1 'lliin- . Tin. Treasury Has Moiioy Jaa wear 110 silk shirts and JS dtl- they are sowing broadcast seed that.by party orators, and distributed over a little in.,,.. s'uuVtan.la..,,n f H...J ""," 0" """" "' " I Our vtate trwaurer reports the sum '" neckties. Just as long as people ilirsnten. to ripen into harvests of'the country to edify audiences un- Till: RUM'.U.ICi.Ns Ri: OR- M(. J relative Me ,7 l;nanl-on.l l.y - f ,sj.ar M. lf ,j.4oo,000 now In the road fund. x J-t so long will you be wild dUordsr of lawlessness of tear, ' rea. lubl. by stump speakers iu per- Itll l ' ,,,. ,,, , a .1 wel Thev ' """ ' """- "hut there Is no tsplsn.tlon offered ""B.a. Quit buying such expensive ..- . -- - ...... ,.. . rt nM.-... L . ...,i.i ..r .. ..' w llltK to 1M n ,h fliW mnnJ l Wnt In fH'tlff ttlSt Only millionaires esn nfnr.i tl i devil while pi ty horse' republican leaders "aum in to nu. thuth" I would rather have ei cry body on tn side than be armed to the teeth, said the President at Columbus That Is the difference betwien his position and that of the majority f the nuhllrnn senator Iet them have then way, and we shall have to he armed to the teeth, now and foiever, with atl the heavy taxation and waste or industry that that Implied The army of iOO.BOO ptnpotwd In the Iinker-Miinh bill will have to bo swollen to two, three, or four times that number, the military training of Souths between l'J and 21 proposed in that bill will have to be dropped and the conscription system of Con tinental Europe, wlieteby every man must pawi years In tho army mid be subjected to call, will have to be sub stituted Tho treity Is already virtually n fact, it hss been rsttlied by two na tions md will be ratified within a few days by two more, and It takes tho rallfie Ulon of only three to put It In to effect It will go Into effect with the United Stales left out, lf these senators have their way. It will draw tho alliod nations closer loRcth- er and make their lntciests common. Tho defeat of it at Washington will force tho world Into antagonistic groups, with ouiselves and whatever other American nations may choose to throw their lot In with us not all of this continent, by any means on ono side, and Europe, with Germany ultimately included, against us It is all very well to swell out our chests and say that wo are a mitch for tho whole world, but, granting tint to bo trtio, we should have to live In a state of constant and highly expensive pre P irednoss for war on short notice. Docs the taxpayer, does tho father of the fimlly. llko tho IdeaT Arm us to the -teeth if you will, senators, if ou have no consideration for tho Interests of the Unlto.1 States, lf hatted of tho president so possesses ou that you arc willing to saddle wvr taxation on us forever, ruako conscription necessary, and take the list boy from the father and mother who have already given two Rut re member that for all theso things an accounting will be demanded of you. A REPUBLICAN OV "CALAMITOUS rUMRI.ING" To those republicans who claim that things nre not as they should bo In tho proposed peace treaty. It might not bo out of placo to suggest that a little moro knowledge on their part might help them as It has those of their party who have gone Into tho mattei Intelligently. As an Instance to the view of Thomas W Lamont of J. P. Morgan & Co , the sen lie ma jority's attitude In relation to the peace tiuaty, has become "calamitous .fumbling with tho most critical slt- uatlon that tho world has ever seen " It Is that of a man who participat ed prominently in the conferences at Paris, which shaped the treaty and 1U league of nations It is that of .1 republii an In politics It is that ot an eminent International banket who Is In tho bent of positions to see and understand tho Industrial and com mercial consciiuonics, nut only to Uurope. but to Ameiic.i of this calamitous fumbling" with tho treaty in the senate What Mr Lamont says of tho pres idents opm-tiiinded course In the noguuations nnd his deference throughout to the views of his Amer ican colleagues Is Interesting Rut what ho says of tho senate majority's ropon.ilblIlty for tho 'alarming" falljtalueer who has JUHt taken unto him hi forolgn exclungo and tho tendency self a new wife is of particular inter- of social and industrial conditions 10 grow worsA abroad and at home ought to catch the oar of America's business Intercuts wrongly enough to stir them up mightily to remedial ac- tlon. The senatorial lenders in this hold up of a world's effort to get back from war and destruction to peace and production for the most part, claim to he particularly representa tive of these same tortured business IntorestH. What do tha latter propose to do about it? WU ,MY II VK "CAM:I SHU- ltS There are many things that the American public now utilli-.es that .irowas torvv-l to It by mere lonesome- canned. and every once In awhllo we read or near or someone being Hardly U tho public reconciled to that Innovation than a more startling use of the same device Ih proposed. It Is "canned sermons" It no irreverent reader remark, at this polut, that a good many sermnns already seem In 'ime come out of T - - " " oiuueii iitHinu iiiKH iiiiin iit'inr .1. .,.. 1-1 ..i . . cans, 01 wot so btill, that sermons 111 general "ought to be canned." The I proposal Is seriously Inteiuleil to meet a serious situation and deserves n rc- jteotf ill reception A Pnwhyterlan conference nl I.ako Geneva, Wis, reports that J.000 out Lf lo.soo pulpits are acnnt. It Is e-limpufnlule to fill these pulpits, for tho present at least A high officer of the church therefore suggests that until pastors are found for them, they shall be supplied with "phonographic records of approved sermons " And why not? l'cople are always criticizing the ihurchos for not being prugieuslve and buslnessllko Here, surely, Is progress and sound business sense And there would probably bo no lack of fitting reverence In a "canned sermon" service, when onco tho strangeness of It had worn off. tiii: open .season ir peacihis If the Missouri housowlfe has been able to secure the necessary sugar which tho profiteers so reluctantly lot loose of, she is now deep in the pleas ant work of preserving that luscious fruit, tho peach. Of course with tho request mado of her to conserve food it Is hard for her to understand with tho season at its height why thero should be n scarcity of sugar Rut while sho Is employed at this pleasant work, It should not bo over looked that theie Is another kind ot "peach" on tho market, much In need of preserving in lis purity. That Is the gny young girl on whom the open season appears to continue tho year around, If ono may Judge from the heart-rending stories that reach one's ears everj day. There arc profiteers In womanhood, men who for self indulgence, love of mastery, or tho actual making of their livelihood by selling women's honor, lead girls astray. On the other hand, n respectnblo citizen is sild to have told a district Judge that not In years has ho bocn ho frequently accosted by women on tho streets In war times ono was apt to lay tho blamo on tho lure of the uniform. With readjustment to normal life, other causes must bear tholr shore ot responsibility Is it tho high cost of lovely garments, for which thero seems a mania among young women' Are general economic conditions to blamo? In the final analysis the solution rests with the Individual. Meanwhile, the problem of the ttn- married expectant mother awaits so litlon Tho Salvation Army, the As sociated Charities, tho Public Wel fare board, and Humane society, of fer help to the girl often dubbod a "peach" until she loses her balance In the social scalo. Having once lost her balance she has. In most cases, no pi ice to hide with her shame. Two leiuedles, at least, seem within reach Some big-hearted women of wealth could provide funds or suit able quarters for unfortunate girls Some kind of maternity home is needed in every city. Laws on Il legitimacy, giving the father's namu to the child and reasonable support, should help to reduce this worst of all profiteering "Till", JOYS Ol' MATRIMONY" In the court docket for the coming session of Buchanan county thero are now docketed over three hundred di vorce cases In Andrew county thero aro over fifty, in Nodaway moro than the lost named figure, while Atchi son, Holt and Platte report more dl voice suits than ever known before In thcii history. This would Indicate that m irrlage Is a failure, and thetc fore the case of the one hundred and thirty-one year old Kentucky moun- ost for he should know If marriage Is a failure Ihin Kentucky matrimoniallsl was first iniriled at 13 years of age He lived with this wife nimty years, was a widower foi sixteen years and then married a second time, nt the mature ago of 125. Hero wu have the ripe Judgment of a man of experience, well ripened. It U no foolish guess of a youth of only 00 or so. no baseless , . . hazaid of a man whose experience has extended only to a silver or a golden wedding Hern is a man who was wedded half again as long as the iimL.n ruin limu nml wl,,. -...,.,.,l airutu .cfler h unit uiifrini. ,,i l. Inn lo r,,, , ,,, pI1Hi,iBr,i ,,,. ,,l"8 n,,t tl,e faculty "f properly ad- ,llw,4 k, rrr. ,.tw.. ...i. ,.i. troubling the leaders of the g.,p pi over the thanus. of electing a Re. public... majority of the United States S.nate next ye. ('su" for their worry aro imt fur tu seirk "llnfure there Vli be any suluttait Ual change In present jirlcos," declar- cd Senator Illtclicuck tills week, "wo will havo to got rid of tho war." "There! can bo no relief from the railroad situation until tho treaty Is ratified We cannot extend our for olgn tiode and reopen our relations with Rurnjie, without tho consent of tho repatatlons commission. We would have to negotiate a separate treaty with Germany and would bo alone In the enforcement of our new demands. "Unless the United States becomes a party to tho treaty we will be Isolat ed politically. Industrially and eco nomically." Tho reason and common senso of an overwhelming majority of Amort cans convince them that Senator Hitchcock speaks plain truth. The opposition that Is holding up ratification of the treaty Is republi can opposition The obstacles that Impede this country from prompt en joyment of its rightful place and share In peaco and In tho prosperity of peace are republican obstacles. Does national awarodness of these facts favor the Immediate future of tho republican party? No wonder republican leaders arc troubled! uow republicans are "di:ad SET" "Italian claims to port of Flume hoard by " whom? lly a peaco conference oagcr to entlco tho United .States Into the quagmire of Kuropean politics? Hy a president eager to send American boys out to police the world? No, but by tho foreign rela tions committee of tho senate, con trolled by the patrlotlo republican majority whoee solo aim Is to rescue these United States from tho foreign bogs Into which Mr. Wilson would sink them. Wo have no business In Europe and Asia, but Mr. Lodge's committoo has been giving bearings to Chinese, Armenians, Czecho-Slo-valcs, and Italians, and so has been conducting Its own private little peace conference. To show how dead set the republicans are against cntangllnff America in foreign problems, it lis tens to arciimonts for Italy's rights In riumo by an American state sen ator of Italian descent. All this apart from the fact that sen oral months ago Senator Lodge ceded Flumo to Italy as soon as ho heard that President Wilson thought the Italians ought not to have the city. ONIiY COST YOU TWO IIUNDmCD A French inventor has perfected a system of wireless telephony which at first blush would seem to recom mend Itself lnstantor to all of us who since we got into the war have been rendered at times almost profane when It came to using the telephone. This Invention Is simple to operate, never gets out of order, and need only be attached to an ordinary rle. trio light circuit to be ready for use. It required no lofty tower, nor even an umbrella stick, as a point from which the Invisible waves will rad-. late. Clearly, this has possibilities. No moro "centrals," no moro "wrong numbers," no moro 'cut offs'" Kvcry man and every woman a complete telephone system, provided only tho electric light plug bo handy! No moro "party lines ' to be fought over by the various panics who seek ser vice at tho samo time' Out. of course, thero has to bo a fly In tho ointment Kach ot the new wireless et.s will cost "only $200." CHANCHLLOR VI HONK'S ri: MOYAI, The news that Chancellor Strong of tho Kansas state university has ben retired was read with somo Interest in this part of the slate from tho fact that for a number of years the head of the Jayhawkcr institution of learn ing was a resident of this city and was ntuched to the St Joseph High s hool Tho chancellor's enforced resignation comes as the rosult of constant broils and ilossentlons In tho hi hool over which he had lost con- ll..l ,i.f fr, ...lilnl. . I. a ....I.. ..- .l .. " , "" ' " ' ,l""-u Ivvas his retirement Tho Kansas j chancellor llko many another man I entrusted with power was not capable of utilizing it to the advantage of ! those who placed that power In hi , hands Many a man who has brains ministering their use If we were lu charge of the Presi- riTiilnl in verv nun h of Hie tturlM ,,,, Ju, lplr lo ,h(, tm (IlJ, w ,.01I11 ,1ITU, , , ;,. wor. Melilr , ,. ,., ,,,,,, , '.Ifled-si.,1 thm. lhr..w ov-rl, .,..1. ' .l-.v. INMi'ltlc- '.Ml tb pllwi Mill (uuaii,.i.ijt (7, ,f.. , ... ... -' " TiimMiiutl'tii " - - - g v -- -" .y sslfisiftississt' J ' 'rf "" ' ' ' " ' ' ' -ljjg ""- -UysfcsssMslslsl -- -.TfTjM-y---jMBBBIhsBjSJBSJSJSJSJSjSjMB fusing to reinstate the striking police officers. When men who profess to safeguard tho public, desert hecauso they want more money, they are nothing hut deseiters, and should bo treated accordingly. Senatoi' Johnson did not stop hero on Sunday to revile tho President, as a few local republicans had hoped for. St. Joseph Is loyal to President Wilson and his League of Nations and none know It better than tho few republicans who tried to get Johnson to stop here. If St Joseph owns tho water works plant, the taxpayers would like to know it and not be Informed of tho fact so unceremoniously and sud denly as was tho case when tho coun cil met Monday night. It looks llko the plant was almost "wished" upon the clly. Now that tho county officials aro having their books examined wo wait with bated breath for tho Republican organs to begin their baying as they always do when Democratic officials nre being gtvon the "onco over." Why the paid temperance workers nre still taking up collodions In the St. Joseph churches to promoto the temporance movement, now that we havo national piohlbltlon. Is a ques tion that admits of but one answer. All sober thinking men will endorse the statement of Senator McCumbcr relative to the Scnato reports on the peaco treaty. His Is an American statement and Senator McCumbcr la also a Republican. If St, Joseph Is threatened with another Invasion of tho "flu" It would be well for the hoard of health to begin a little preventative work In stead of cluttering up tho atmosphere with Idle talk. Tho Republican end of the county court has backed up and paid all but Robert Oeorgo of county highway otiglnecr Meyer's force and It will pay hlra beforo long and gladly at that It Is not noticeable that St Joseph peoplo are falling all over each other trying to ride that dollar a minute airplane that is waiting here to grab their money for a very cheap thrllL It St Joseph men and women wilt drop that false modesty and ask for goods that meet tho requirements of tholr purses there would not be tho constant heard cry of "high prices." Had Arch Chalfan stayed at his homo in Balleyvlllo, Kansas, and not looked at St Joseph's yellow haired blonde, he would still have his ready cash and other accoutrements. St Joseph had more cattle at Its stock yards this week than at any tlmo since before the war. It shows tho one thing conclusively that St Joseph is tho right market. Whilo It is deplorable that an acci dent should happen to tho president ial party, jet It Is a source of deep satisfaction to all that the President was not mixed up In It Tho Texas gale has again reaped Us toll of death on tho Gulf shore, and many were Its victims. The heart of America goes out to the stticken people. When a St. Joseph negro porter can afford to pay a $20 cash fine for auto speeding In his own machine. It Is time for the white folks to sit up and take notico There will be a number of familiar faces missing from this city Monday for a federa.1 grand Jury will con vene here that day and many people will bait, business out of the city for several days While St Louis and Kansas City fight over which placo shall havo the Republican national convention next year, Chicago will step in and haul off the prize The damage suit Is now all popu lar as rourt will soon convene St. Joseph Is becoming noted fur having d image suits filed for almost any old occurence. fit Joseph did itself proud with tin Fall IVstivul and now Is already be. ginning the work of getting irady fo- The Republican Women's commit te-f of thU ciii.Mt) urganlrrd Tuesday I with cantuli iifflii-is to k.;UI,ilun'. 'Uie iUi us of St. JnsMi widow- vf ..iW.'ii l.i- m e a trifle sit'l as too old to remarry, Is called to tho caso of that Kentucky mountaineer who at tho kid ago of 131 years has Just added a new wlfo to his other treasures. Ono thing that wo can nil bo thankful for, and that Is that the rot ten Chautauqua season is about over. Tho rain of Wednesday was ono that helped add n few thousand to North west Missouri's bountiful corn crop. If you want to reduco the high cost of living reduco your own wasteful expenditures. What the Missouri Editors Are Saying Hut It Could Havo Rocn Worm) The worst that happens is rarely tho worst that could happen. Slater Rustler. Who'd a Thunk Itt nut who would have expected any thing of Uiat sort la Ronton? Kansas City Times. And Wo WUI Also Think Bo Papers say Bryan Is a Presidential possibility. We think he is a presi dential Impossibility. Uoonville Ad vertiser. How Could Thoy Heap It? Safely Bros, northwest of Bedford. won five firsts and one swecpstako at the Clarlnda fair with their Belgian horses. Hopkins Journal. Havo Not 1'ackexl tho Senate Mr. Lodge may triumph in tho gal leries and conquer In the Foreign Re lations Committee, but he is sure to lose in the Senate. Thus far Mr. Lodge and Mr. Penrose have not suc ceeded In packing the Senate Milan Standard. It Would nrtp Soma There ought to be a smelling com rilttee put on the trail of those selt sacrlf Icing Jl per year men. Tossl bly It can't bo found where they profiteered, but what about the com panies In which they held stock' Uoonville Advertiser. Anil the Rush Was On Through an error In printing, "two pound cans of beer" were quoted in the list of government food to be sold at Lyons. Tho crowd that gathered at the postofflce acted like a mob of frantic depositors at the closed doors of a bank. Hopkins Journal. Will Keep Cono rrioe Down The two Paris bellboys who stole a $1,000 necklace from a Red Cross worker and traded It to an Ice cream vender for ice cream cones Bhould be severely punished for their crime. The price of Ice cream cones must bo kept somewhere bolow that figure. Kansas City Times. Rcttcr Judges Than Ixidgo Senators Phelan and Walsh are better Judges of Ireland's welfare than Mr. Lodge can possibly be Thoy have Inherited their Irish sympathies and understanding with their names. Mr. Lodge has acquired or feigned his Interest in Ireland for uso in American politics Worth County Times. What n ne-puh!iniu Congress Cewts Republicans continue their f-nl,f.tt at Washington over tho peaco treaty while tho public continues to be bled for war time prices on everything. Tho people aro finding out tho elec tion of a republican congress last fall was about the greatest luxury this nation ever had put on It Gallatin Democrat All Want to Hear Him The tremendous ovation given the President on his hpeaklng tour, and the outpouring of people everywhere along the route, all eager to see the country's greatest stulcsmnn and the world's chief advocate of peace, glvo proof of the unhors.il sympathy which goes out lo him in his efforts to establish a basis of universal peace. Glasgow Mbuuiurlaii. Don't Want No Moro Just to keep the Plumb bill front looking lonesome, Mr Bryan Is tuk - lnz a whirl t solving ih. riim,i 'problem, and tho re-sult Is somethlne. fearful In behold Mr. Bryan wants irasuiy lislca if being expended!"'"' """m me graae of st'.ff ycu for the puipow? Uiler.dm!. It Is a poor ( were raised on, that kind your dear ' ..,.fi.-v fi.tt nitM .nr.,.,M. i,n in .r(eMU,r ncre u benefits no one. J when the slate Is practically destitute of uvcrpt rosik. lli gi eater pan of tlm -.-r. Why not build ' victory" roads for tho benefit of alt tho peo ple, Instead of hospitals for tho fow? Glasgow "Mlssourlan. IMIlur Jones lanuiit Many things go to keep an editor down. The airplane man had prom ised to tako editors a rldo hi his ma chine free. Hut of courso an acci dent put U out of commission and another chance to arlso above the crowd was spoiled. 1'latlo County Landmark. How About That, Mr. SlKwkcr? We have been told there was no politics In the Leaguo of Nations, yot tho blind chaplain of tho House of Representatives was called down hard and quick for Invoking God's bless ings upon Uie I-eague of Nations, by Speaker Glllett Boos tho Speaker think ho can put something over on tho Almighty In tills hour ot world wide suspense) and anxiety? Boon- villo Advertiser. Wo All Would Lllco to Know v ' It would bo Intoresting to know who paid Joo Folk to represent Egypt beforo the Senate Foreign Re lations Committee. The wholo thlmr was Intended to place England In a bad light and to Injure the prospects of early ratification of tho Leaguo of Nations Covenant. Looks llko Holy Joe had turned on his benefactor. President Wilson and for a feo has gono over to the enemy. That's a habit Joo has had for a long time Uoonville Advertiser. Norcr SwtMlnJ His Itcod. Thero is this to be added to what already has bocn said about General Pershing ns the orgnnlxor of victory. During his stay abroad ho conducted hlmsolf with dignity and propriety. He never boasted, and as Mr. Mo- Adoo said In welcoming him. he never has shown eridenco of a swelled head. Ho has looked and 'acted tho plain soldier. For a man to bo In the Umollght for more than two years and never to havo made a break Is something of an achievement Kan sas City Tost Tho Ilottcn Kansas City Star "The phychologtcal effect of adver tising Is forcibly demonstrated by the lnfluenco which the Kansas City Star Is having upon some peoplo In Platte City, a hitherto supposedly Invincible stronghold of Democracy. It has les sened tho morale of true patriots. It is a pity that wo are confined to this sheet for our authentic news of tho world. It Is so gangrcnod by green- eyed Jealousy, no saturated with po litical spleen, that It cannot be Jour nalistically fair to any opponent Yours for an early peace, C. Cowherd." Yes Lot Va Hope Attorney Geueral Palmer. In one of his helpful moods a fow weeks ago, says sugar ought not to be sold for more than 11 cents a pound. This has evidently miffed the sugar deal cri, for now most of them won't soli you any sugar. Occasionally you find a dealer who will sell a quartor's wortlu But sugar for canning pur poses well, thero ain't no such amounts. Let us hope Mr, Palmer doesn't strlko another one of thoso moods and guoss at a fair price on coal. Kansas City Times. Knox "tho Wart" Philander Knox, of Pennsylvania, a G. O. P wart, afflicted with ml. ')anceJ anility and creeping asslnan Ity, opposes both the Treaty of Teaco and the League of Nations. He weeps over tho hard terms Imposed on tho bleeding Germans, but has no tears to shed over the 10,000,000 soldier boys the brutal Germans have sent to their graves, or over the 1200,000,000,000 of property destruction, which Gor man avarice and greed brought upon the world. Philander doos not say how much indemnity tho United States should pay to Germany. Ona or two moro such speeches will ob viate the necessity of nny further discussion of the advisability of Im mediate ratification Roonvillo Ad vertiser. This Will Itcclnoc tho II. C. Ij. There Is not going to be much lo ductlon In the cost of living as long as people Insist on living so high. ' l'e0',, art wll, U"'r money too I ''asll' What has become of the girl wh" used to wcar cotton stocking ,and 3 !0 show? They nre still on '-.i .i .l . . htold dad and mother Urnr mm l. . worIJ will get back to sanity. Truly lho wrM Is "money drun't" v ""Pending drunk," which c;cr -ray ."", wan' P"t It Milan Standarc'. V ! K rmf .-L S&ZS&rn ., ass. i i-ii --Sr"