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THE ST. JOSEPH OBSERVER, SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, M28
a THE ST. JOSEPH OBSERVER p n A N K r R C Y T A a lldltor nnil Publisher. Sll EDMOND sTnnnT. rnLnpHONis main Business or Editorial. 595 TERMS OP SIFSCRUTION Per Year $1.00 Advertising Kates on Application. Address All Communications to THE OBSERVER III Esmond St. BU Joseph, Mo. Entered at the Joseph, Missouri. M ill Matter. Postofflce in St. as Second C'ass WIIYT Alt!' GOP PREVCIFLIIS? Thi present boss of tho grand old part c f standpatlsm and rawfawm lit tlo Willie Has, harps to the tunc that his part) Is fo rlaw and order nnd tho democratic party Is the ally of an archy Hut Mr. ll.a)3 confesses that rrlther himself nor his part) Knows what he means by his cant about law mid order, and he has appointed th.U jinnee of Wall street, Ellhu Root, to cogitate over tho thing and m.ikc re port to the natlon.il convention next Juno admonishing tho g. o. p. as to what it must believe, what it must sa and what It must do. Very ap jnoprlate Mr. Root is modern re public tnlMii Incarnate lie is Its Leo X Lincoln who hand down the doc tnr j from Sinai. Ho was Moses. Root sets up a calf for the g. o. p. to wor ship Ho Is Aaron. A Mr. Truxton Heale, whoever ho may be, sees tho embarrassment and the pnvert) of his party for Its lack of ideas, and ho offers a reward of $7 000 to bo given to BOine Orub Stroder who Is to go out o' nights and consult tho stars whose conjunc tions one with another and all with each are to reveal to him the place wheic to search when ho adventures to recover the lost, cstra)ed and stolen juimiplos of the party of Lincoln. How are the mlghtj fallen' Thcro was a. day when there was no myn tcn about what tho g o p thought Its ideals wero current at tho kno.id iii,: trough and in the forum. 1'rom chancellery to cross-road, from capl t tn laborer's hovel, from the sago in bis closet to the artisan at his b- m h, from the clergyman in his pulpit to tho publican In the grogshop these, each and all, were vividly con loua of what the g o. p. believ ed No Ellhu Root was Invoked to Interpret the enigma Into which Its principles" havn degenerated, no Truxton Beale was moved to offer a r w ird for a lot of vagrant ideals lot in tho wood and tho slum. It Is both amusing and Interesting - this study Chairman Hays admits tvit ho does not comprehend the j rn clples of the party of which ho i L isu, else why did ho appoint Mr I i to disclose th secret to hlmT t n unly Mr Beale does not know, e he had not agreed to pay Corne ll dv $7,000 to tell him what these principles .ire. And what a Uovll of a onglomeration and kaleidoscope It n is Pernor o a republican? Then what is La Toilette' Is Knox a re publican? Then what Is Polndoxter llirirn JohnHon Is for government owmrshlp and operation of rallioads - is he a republican' Then what Is Klihu Root, who thinks government w mi-ship and operation of railroads amo as I. W. W -turn, or a little s imi I hat will the g o p do with tho g ernmentlf tho people should be in id enough to turn It over to it Riotous conjecture flees In despair fi .m answer to that question. wi: must cirr to work Prices still have an upward trend and to the contrary production is still filling and as heretofore the dlspo si ion la to take out of the country more than we put into It. These are th conclusions of the federal reserve board and they fully prove the asser tion that wo mutt get down to work In the statement made by Mr Gumpers there Is hope, for he prom ises that labor shall do Its share In 19.10 This I a good sign Nothing lias happened to decrease the impor tance of work. It is Just as necessary as ever The non-productive mood l.ss been deslrui tlve We liave been tnluk'ng about tnone We have been neglecting the things of life We must get back to considering mattital matters. Money will take earo of it self. Regulation Is getting us nowhere In spile of all that low! control can do the pru e of food soars. Distribu tion may be regulated, but we cannot regulate production Production must be b common devotion to work. AN read) we have taken a )ear off. That jear might have put us near noimal had we produced. Rut we have spent our time and our mnnej clamoring about high prices when all that was necessary to reduce prices was leM clamor and more work. The mood for slowing up came near upsetting England. That whole land was Impregnated with the fal lacious doctrino that "soldiering" makes Jobs for moro men. "Soldler- Ing ' makes nothing but misery. A few j ears of It ami England, would be out of tho running forever. A few yeirs of soldiering and tho United States would be a country of rags and tutnble-drwu houses. "Soldiering" Is at tho root of high prices Wo have got to quit It. The greater tlio production tho greater the prosperity. Tho moro commodi ties the moro comfort and tho lower prices. a liitle different test now Has It occurred to you tn the past few weeks ns you wcro shivering on the back end of a Union lino car or congealing In tho rear of an open nutomobllo in which some Esqulmo friend has insisted on scooting ou nbout St Joseph, that there onco was a day In which you went to work in your shirt sleeves and fanned )ourtclI with jour hat7 Oh, es there was such a time, and there will be moro But It seems a long way to tho past and still long er to tho future. About this tlmo o year tho over coat becomes not only frayed but un usually heavy like tho coal bill And out In the backyard one may look upon tho place where onco flourished the succulent radish and tho stately asparagus. Beneath the lowering eaves of tho porch tho rose bushes reach upward their gnarled and rheumatic arms In silent plea for spring. And upon this same porch may be found the hooks where onco tho hammock hung and tho scratches on the new paint where tho kid hurl ed his blcjclo as mother called him to his repast of garden vegetables, freshly picked, and mabe somo meat. If father had a good day. Winter Is a grand old season, but when one starts to think about sum mer, nnd paints, In his mind's jeye, that sheeted lawn a rich, fresh green then tho calendar looks as thick as an encyclopedia and the sun stands still in tho heavens! JOHN DODGE AND OPlORTUNITY When John Dodge, the automobile man, died tho other day he left a for tune of over $50,000,000, all of which ha had made himself. He started In a poor boy a few e.irs ago, and his rise gives a set-back to the cynics who claim that the day of opportunity Is gone by. The life of tho mans millioncd au tomobile manufacturer was but typi cal of that of no small number of men who have made millions out of the automobile industr. The story of the man) is almost a single story. It Is usually that of tho mechanic or small manufacturer who had Imagi nation and enterprise, who had faith In his Judgment and who was not afraid. Those who pioneered and persevered won fortune. Tho automobile industry Is not a trust not et at any rato. It was developed through years of lively competition Men made money not by sweat shops, not by crushing em ployes or weak competitors, but by Inventive genius nnd ability to or ganize Somo made millions; thou sands nnd thousands achieved com fortable competences. Perchanco the day of big oppor tunity for the "llttlo man" Is past In automobile, manufacture. But as ope opportunity passes, others open up mbitlon need not fear. ".son sisier" sirrr rn,i;i The Harry New trial In California has ended and tho sentimentalists who write gobs of "sob sister" copy must seek another inspiration And the world moves on without a jolt, as It did before and would havo what ever tho result of thia particular murder case. Man Is not Inclined to hoist of that phase of human nature which drawn to Interest In the sordid details of such a crime It has nothing he roic, nothing fino. nothing true. It is simply a pitiable story of a pitiful human wreck, if all accounts bo ap praised at values as nearly truo as may be Judged at n distance The ef fort to make a romantic figure of New, to create tho picture of a man spurred to madness by a rush of pas sion based on ar.) thing fine or true, failed fulled oven in the "sob sUter" stories as well as in tho Jury room Insofar as tho general public is uncerned, there Is but one good ro sult One having achieved the prom inence itiven it, it Is well that the ef fort tn fr-e a murder-r on pleas of motional insunli insanity sufficient to caueo ti tin to tie im-apon!blo at the moment of committing; a crime but not ufficient to cause him to h incarcerated In an asylum should not prevail. The country has had a few too many of this t)je of murder trials iirvans rniiMKir FRIENDS DINNER At 1:30 on the morning following the Jackson day dinner or rather the dinner comtinued until that time) ICol. Br) an aiiwe to speak, and among other things that he is reported to have said the New ork Sun says 'Former banquets, he said, had ill- vlued into tnree parts Tiie first wits dovutcd to eating and drinklug mostly drinking. Tho second part to speaking by thoeo who still remained able to speak, and tho third to 'mop ping up. Tins was tho part where tho fellows who wero sober pulled the ones who wero drunk from under tho tables nnd 'sorted them oat.' " 'I am thankful tonight,' ho said, 'that wo havo got rid of tho bums and replaced them at our banquets with tho women as members of the party.' " Wo shall not attempt to contradict Coonel Bryan as an authority on the behavior of domocrats at tho banquet tables under which he has stuck his knees, but we feel wo owe to this paper's democratic friends who havo entertained it nt dinner in the da a of a dampness which meant more than umbrellas and goloshes, to say that no such disgusting excesses as those ho describes took place at the democratic gatherings wo have at tended. Colonel Bryan apparently has been very unfortunate in his "hosts and fUlow cuests GOV. CORNWALL'S ISB WORD'? West Virginia has a governor and a real ono nt that In the person of J. J Cornwall who enJos tho happy faculty of thinking once or twice be fore he speaks tho first time. Gov Cornwall attended the Jackson day diiine- in Washington, and at that dinner he said: "I honestly believe that It Is now, as it Ins evci been since tho found ing, the mission of the demociatic party to sfind by the principles of lndlvldm. rights, Individual liberty, and the Individual owneishlp of prop erty A'hen that property is lawfully and honestly acquired " It Is about tlmo that somebody said this, and said It ns emphatically as Governor Cornwall not that the principles ho names are exclusive!) the property of tho democratic part. In both parties there has been dentil by act. If not by word, of these Am erican principles, and It has almost become necessary for men to bo apologetic when the reassert them In act. Tho governor's acts In West Vir- ganla bear out his words in Wash ington. He speaks convictions deeply held. Coming from him, no one can doubt the seriousness of conviction behind his words, or fall to glvo him full credit for sincerity, not even the socialists They are words well spok en, and timely. WOULD SURRENDER FOR WILSON Tho "national peace way," which Mr, Bryan has projected as ono of tho political issues of the )ear, Is one of his greatest efforts. It is simply a national highway running Into over state and across tho continent, wide enough for both passengers and freight, a memorial to our soldiers, an expression of patriotism nnd al most anything you liko to think of in that connection. The automobile voto Is most likely to be interested, after the taxpayers. Mr. Bryan denies any split with the president and then hays that the democratic senators should px tho treaty "with all the reservations which their political opponents deem necessary " This is not n settlement by "mutual concessions". It is a set tlement by complete surrender to the men who s-ek to eviscerate the league of nations Bonn's willingness to surrender foi tho president Isn't a .wltt," perhaps, but It Is a frame of mind that no one ever noticed In Mr. Bryan when tho fate of the offspring of his own political genius was at Make IIE.Nm TAKING THEM THROUGH Hero U something for tho young man of the present day who wants an education nnd has not the funds Three Connecticut farmer bo)s wanted college educations. Gnriy Mlle, Sherman Ives, and Clarence. Villi were high In ambition iglbut low In cash. Rut they went to collego Just the same. Tor financial support they leaned upon hens. Yes, hens! Each Ud took his flock of hens to collfgo with him, quartering them In rented coops, feeding them and tell ing eggs after school hours Garry's hens paid him $273 above tholr maintenance. Sherman's brought him !01, and Clarence's hens netted him 5285.71. Tho bo)s are paying their own way through college. Rather, we should say, the hens are doing tho paying, for It U they who .are doing the lay lug. All of which goes to show I'irst One can get a college edu cation If lie wants it badly enough Second At the piesent price of " ('',, nrp KM mines. .NO! ALL nil-. Ot'VRRELLlNi Is OI'RS If !..... ....... l...l.f .1. .1 nil nei ,. ,..,. ...... V......UMI.. ,....c an ... the quiriellng Is on the ilemociath side of the house, read the following and then change jour conclusion. This little bon mot Is a statement is-' sued by the New Jer) Republican 1 letder. Everett Co'by. who nn tlnnnll .chairman Willie I lay m has Just ap pointed a member of the Republican national platform committee. Colli) sa)s: "Tint the republlcj-i pirtv sbouli' (Hut ilscir without a foreign nun thld 'period of lhriaTutoiy and bo at tho mercy of tho Idlotlo leader ship with which It Is now afflicted Is nothing less than a calamity. "When tlio republican icaaers in congress appear more Interested In nn Investigation; of the president's wash bill while la Pails than In the most Important problem the world has ever raced. It Is high tlmo either to change loaders or to servo notlco upon them that they were sent to Washington to carry out a definite party policy and not to vent fhelr spleen upon Indi viduals, however much they may bo in disagreement, with tho president or an body else." . After you have rend It over think on it a little for thero Is much food for thought la It, too. WHAT PRICES HAVE RIliN What and how much has the price of commodities risen since 19H? Tor answer, It can bo stated that the two great authorities on that subject are the London Economist nnd Brad streets. Bradstreet s Index number for December 1, last, shows advance in commodities sinco August 1, 1911, of 131 per cent. London Economist Index numbers covering the same prr lod show an Increase of 172 per cent A St. Joseph woman said the other dav: "Beforo the war our bill each month for groceries was about $25, Now It runs from J CO to $68, and I have cut down on manv things." That is in accordance with the best author ities on prices. This woman said thil her husband worked on a salary, and thero hnd been a raise of 20 per cent In his Income. The greatest burden has fallen on this class of people, whose cost of living has Increased 131 per cent whllo'thelr Income has In creased in many instances only slight 1. AN ECONOMIC ABSURDITY Tho policy of labor unions leads Jnev ltably to lower real wages by the aibitr.tr' restriction of production, clthir frankly by advocating short working periods nt high wages, re gardless of production, or b) holding to a uniform wage scale based on the least efficient member. Tho labor union when organized as a protection to underpaid and overworked men' who In such condition cannot progress In production fills .a distinct need in society by teaching the emplo)cr how to do biiblness. But the labor union ascendent Is an economic absurdity because it operates to decrease the purchasing power f wages. Tor in stance. In two of the large cities of tho countr from 1,500 to 2,500 com mon brick laid In the wall per day formerly repfescnted a fair da)'s work for thd bricklayer With the progression off unionism it is now Im possible to hnve more than GOO to 1,000 bricks laid under the same con ditions. . - PUNDs PROM IDHE RK II WOMP.N When one of the best known of the American pro-bolshevlst Intellectuals was testifying before a committee of the Senate this week he Is reported to have said that the bolshevlsts can alwa)s rcndlly obtain funds for their propaganda from rich, idle women who havo nothing eltc to do The cold c)nicism of this remark desorves to be classed with Lenlnc's famous statement, nt the third soviet confer ence: "Among 100 so-called bolnhe- vlsts there Is one real bolshevlst. with! thltij-nlnc criminals and sixty fools." In the defeat of Ed Yancty as a candidate for congress In tho Alex ander district, ono of the strongest ami best democ rats of th it part of the Btate, was left out of the running. Capt. Mllligan, who won. Is n strong man himself and should lead his party to victory next month Judge Sullliiger nnd Lewis Reed also made a good showing at the convention. C. L. FIi'MIti also ran It Is a misfortune for any commun is to lose such men as Senator Will iam Harlan Hayiics. He was a man who stood for what he believed and he stood right there even though tho gates of hell should attempt to prevail against him. Men of stoad fastneM of purpose such as ho are the men who will be needed for the coming tioublouB years If you havo not been reai hed by the census enumerator, or If any one In St. Ijcweph that )ou know Ins not been lor me sas.o oi )our cny tne nest one In tho warld--and the one In w! Ich )ou live go at once and notify, or call supervisor Graham and get that name on the census rolls. Vou are nut loyal to St. Joseph unless you da so. We have had "Just one, too many fatul accidents In the last few days through the carelessness criminal . ..--. - . m inac oi irt-u erazpfi motor cranks. If the people wake up some P mori,n,r an(j 8ee trees decorated with suspended motor crazed drivers, no one ,s Kol,1(? to wtt,p ?nueh outside1 f immediate relatives of the decend enls If nuvirsf nf ln( rv-iniir nslu miioh lilli n r " flint " I l ' (-" iiiukis nir,!!- er. the dear people will plilirr go wlth- nut newspapers, or els the price -will be forced up on them This paper HteaiKusl.ly refused to Increase. either sulwr'p'ln or . ivertis'ns rat- oi- a,,a hol"-' t0 ma ' -ln lhu iwlicyj until tho situation clears up and a few profiteers are tried. A New York Judgo who tnlks about Illokvillo" and who probably judg ing from his decision halls from that burg; has decided that somo of the "greatest mothers" pmokod dgarctta. WelL perhaps they did but we will always feel with an honest pride that our mother was not given to tho dirty habit. . i Biii. , ... ,-ti It is noticeable that already tho ptopoganda is being put in circula tion that "If wo voto the $60,000,000 bond issuo for good roads this sum mer it will not lncrer.se your taxa tion." This is probably good cam paign fodder, but tho man who cir culates It Is just a plain liar. if there Is anything that downright l)ing will do to get this country In volved In war with Mexico In order that the exploiters (American) may steal what they desire from the Mex icans, the exponents of that art (ly ing) are certainly hard and fast on tho Job Not satisfied with all sorts of other methods to Increase the telephone charges In St. Joseph, and lower the quality of service, now conies along the notice that the courts have again knocked out the little transient re lief that was In sight The first man to be nrrested In St. Joseph for boozing since we went dry refused to tell where he got his booze and went to the calabooso In pi ice There was principle In not te'llng and drunk or sober, he show ed he could be trusted. Prom the way In which the fellows who rob cellars of their "wet goods" nro turned loose, or very lightly pun ished by tho courts it would appear ns though burglary and larceny w re not punishable offenses in this state There is no need of a grand Jury for the coming term of criminal court for Isn't the country dry? and didn't the dr)s tell us that If the Unit ed States went dry thero would not -ven bo need of laws of any kind? LprIIc Walters, the Ford car young exploiter who was acquitted In criminal court Tuesda) could havo saved him self and his bondsmen much unne eesir) trouble, had he not Jumped his bond on those two occasions E-Mn)or Marshall still wears that contldcnt smile and well he may for he hns tho balanre of the g. o. p. bunch who would run for mayor, 'blacked off tho boards and into tho sower. What's the matter with Faucett, Buchanan County, Missouri, United States of America for here conies a democratic Justice of the peace and resigns Just as prohibition is going Into effect. Why should Ma)or Whltsell retain an cxelso of fleer, now that St. Jos eph Is totall) dr) ? Did not tho dry fellows tell us that nftr the dry spell eotne on there would be no law-breakers? There Is no need of movie censor Jim O'Brien eliminating saloon scenes fiom the St Joseph films There is no booze to be had, and anticipation with out realization don't count nowadays. It Is with Just a triflo of modesty and reserve that Tho Observer would suggest that there were some Rotar lam at the Tuesdny forkless luncheon, who "jest nacherl)" felt right at home. There has been no .serious trouble at tho schools on tho vaccination order but there are many people who true ly believe that It Is not the duty of tho board to enforce such an order. Send In )our name now today to Census Supei visor Graham anil send In the names of thono others whom )OU know have been missed St. Jos eph MUST have its proper showing. We will cheerfully be one of a pose to go up and caustically In- ten lew weather prophet Belden, as toy the Ullltea sutea suprcmo court why he allows such a change at the1 wllI force U8 to Concludo that that present time. The dear people are getting very tired oi reading each day about what is to be done to cut down the high cost of living and then steins noth ing done. If many more freight cars are brok en open and robbed of groceries It will soon be In order for new stores (0 ,,, ,,,, am wn BO,is a, reauced ! ' prices, Ex-Premdent Taft will be here next month to make a speech In the Audi- torlum but this time It costs real money to heai him as it Is the dol rs that he U after this time. If )oar name U not on St. Joseph's census rolls In the next few hours, )iiu' losu.-our opportunity to do your illy a real si-iwee. No one outs'ile of the Republican Journals U woiolng about what our own Champ Clark la going to do. Champ knows and so will tho world when he Is ready to toll and when ho docs, thero will be something doing. If Elliot Marshall hod na good a chance as has his cousin, J. M. Par ker, who was nominated Wednesday on a real democratic ticket thero might bo a show for him. A News-Press headline says that "tho liquor problem will bo a political Issue." Wrong you aro neighbor. Tho country Is dry and there is no liquor problem. As that bllz7ard sidestepped us Wednesday, it has been decided to nl low weather prophet Belden to still Hvo a few days longer in our midst. Wonder If Woodrow Wilson has as yet been informed of his futuro courso as ordained by that St. Jos eph divine? Wilson cannot win again even should ho ho desire. A St. Joseph minister has said so and that set tles 1L The prices charged for the Marlow Sothern engagement were much high er than tho quality of the play rend ered. Theio must be something done to curb the speed maniacs, or St. Joseph will need no census. Candidly speaking, something must be done with speed crazed autnlsts. What the Missouri Editors Are Saying Tlio New Pronunciation, Wassail Is now pronounced tlio accent on tho "was." St. Times. with Louis Tho Man Who Walks Like a Rear Russia was better off as a bear Im itating a man than as a man Imitat ing a bear. Kansas City Post. It Is Ias Temptation A cloth Jacket is warmer than a fur-lined coat because there is less temptation to leave It open. Sedalla Capital. Should Send Over ncro Labor also is poorly distributed, Thero are not enough Janitors over here, and Switzerland Is full of de posed kings St. Louis Times. Only Equalled by the Oilier The numbei of men running for the presidency is exceeded only by tho number of men not running for tho vice-presidency Hannibal Journal. Truly a Happ) Country And our Idea of a happy country Is one whero )ou can buy a suit for $40 that formerly sold for fifty and Is actually worth thirty. Kansas City Post. Wnlt and Jake Alwajs Do Unless the Republicans keep a care ful watch Walter Dickey and Jako Babler will continue to mould tho paity in Missouri to their ends. Cole County Rustler. Or All) Ono Elso We heard ono of our country friends say tho other day that a col lego education never had made a )oung man anxious to milk a cow In a muddy lot Craig Leader. UluMruU-H Wildcat Iili-.cs The Plumb plan to nationalize the railroads is an excellent example of the wildcat theories Indulged In by Socialists, an utterly impossible scheme. Glasgow Mlssourlan. Is Too .Much Bother After reading all the rules neces sary to observe in order to have pos Kesslon of booze legally, many persons w ill fc el It will be lees bother not to have an) Kansas City Times. WIllMUit n Stonuirili Pump A few more prohibition decisions court Is dry. They have gone as far as they ran now without the use of a stomach pump Mobcrly Democrat. Drink Ilrst Tlicii look It might serve as some warning to color wood alcohol blue, as has been suggested, but there will alwa)s be those who will drink first and look at th color afterwards Kansas City Times. As flwo As III Will Git It looks as though the next presi dent of tho United States is 'to be nominated in the state of Senator Hiram Johnson And this Is, doubt less, as close as Senator Hiram may ever reasonably hope to get to the presidency Llnneus Bulletin. It .Might Help Ills Boom No doubt it would help Mr Hoov er's young boom If he would find some.hlng for housewives to do with all those food substitutes which have been cluttering up the basement and nttlc sinco ho sold them broadcast two ears ago. Kansas City Tlmea Willi "Lb" in tlio Saddle! Col. E. L. Morso met at tho Elms Hotol In tho City of Excolslor Springs on the 7 tli da' of January and unani mously nominated John E. Frost of Plattsburg for Congress as tho nom inee of tho Republican party of this) district to be voted on at the special election on February 14th. Gallatin Doinocrat, Tlio Amenities at Hopkins Ono of our big footed neighbors tried to buy a pair of shoos In Hop kins Saturday but could not find a No. 10 in that city. Big feet may bo going out of stylo. Anyway the mer chants havo quit ordering tho big sizes since Tom Bchoonovor left tho countr'. Hopkins Journal. "Was a Howling Success" It can be readily noticed that tho facility with which Mr. Bryan is able to "get his foot In his mouth" has not diminished one whit during the years sinco he retired so preclpltatoly from public life at Washington. As a "discordant note" at tho democratic love feast, ho was suro some howling succesa Platto County Gazette. Trouble That Never Como Now It appears that all tho ills Kansas City was to fall holr to in January as a result of tho fuel crisis have vanished into thin air and tho coal situation has settled down to "normal." So It Is with most of the anticipated trouble of humanity. Kansas City Timea. Up Goes ll io H. O. of Tj. In Italy organized labor Is working ten hours a day in order to Increase production and thus reduce the II. C of L. In the U. S. A. some labor wants less than an eight hour day and a great increase ln wages to In creaso their spending money and time to spend it ln; and up goes the II, C. L. T.irklo Avalanche. Thoy Havo No Policy If the leaders of tho republican party have any dcflnlto foreign policy they have so far failed to make it known. Can It be thoy think sensible members of their party will follow thorn blindly Into a campaign of mere vituperation against Woodrow Wilson because he wants America to do her duty ln world matters? Gallatin Democrat. Get RJd of TIkto Font Tho United States Is deporting all Reds as fast as they come to them. Thero is no more Red propaganda. Tho Chicago police havo rounded up all suspicious characters and the wave of crime and robbery Is at an end. Why did they not think of this be foro? Thero is only ono way to clean house. Get rid of tho pests. Craig Leader. Very liberal, Rut Who Puys? John D. Rockefeller gave away $100,000,000 Christmas. His gifts may benefit ono In overy hundred of tho people of this country; but coal oil was raised one cent per gallon and ninety per cent of the people will suffer the additional hardship. Wo have already paid about a dollar of the donation. Dado County Advo cate Not u Bad SiigoMlon Wo imagino tho democrats of Mis souri when they elect another national committeeman, will select one that has some other qualification besides being rich. A Missouri committee man who even considers San Fran cisco for a national convention has nolther the interest of Missouri or the democratic party at heart. It seems to be tho Idea with both parties that the next election can be bought and therefore no attention need to bo paid to the great masses. Moberly Demo crat. Steal Initio tlio Rock Ptlu A woman ln St. Louts stolo a fur coat valued at $175 the other day and received a sentence to the peni tentiary for three years for It. Geo. Begley, tho southeast Missouri "Rico King" at Poplar Bluff, stole $250,000 and received a sentenco of ten years for It. When will our courts make tho punishment fit the crime? If )ou steal, steal big and you will draw a light sentence and have an easy job in the prison office, but if you steal a little ou will bo put on the rock pile. Milan Standard. Tliat Is llio Difference The state of Missouri under the wise management of Governor Gard ner started tlio new year with a sur plus of over one-half million dollars and wiped out a debt of more than 2 million dollars In the last three yoars. Texas county, under wise Democratic management, boasts of having a surplus of $5,000 after all obligations have been paid. Nothing liko that in Howell county, which continues to stay "in tho hole." That's tho difference between a Democrotla and a Republican managed county. Howell County Gazette.