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Why We Are At War.
We are so heartily in accord with the editor of the San An tonia (Texas) Harpoon in his sentiments expressed in a lengthy article in a recent issue, that we herewith present a portion to our readers. After quoting liberally from the Scriptures and fleeting generalities he says: “There is one reason, and only one for this great world-wide sacrifice of human life, and that is the sins of the people. I know quite well that the average reader does not believe one word I am writing, but disbelief never changes the truth in the least. Blind fanaticism and arrogant pride hates the truth, as the devil hates it, but error can never destroy right, but only destroys its own followers. “God created man and placed him in absolute control of the earth. He endowed him with a mind, next only in power and brilliancy to the creator himself, and gave plain and intelligent rules whereby man could pass safely and, happily through this brief life without any need of a mistake. “In order to show the fatherly love and unselfish interest He had in man, God assured him that by following these plain and easy rules he would not only be happy, prosperous and contented, but when through with this proba tionary state, he would be en titled to a better and happier existence, and that it would be eternal. I regret exceedingly to mention it to you, but truth com pels me to state man slipped his trolley the first rattle out of the box. In other words, he simply played hell—and has never letup to this blessed day. Os course, we all lay it to Adam, but that is the quintessence of blank non sense, for every man born of woman starts out with as clean a record as did Adam in the Garden of Eden, and goes wrong much sooner. Adam was a pure, up right, honest and truthful man until he was grown and married, while the vast majority of his male decendants are swearing, lying, stealing, drinking whisky, shooting crap (and the lights out) before they put on long panta loons. And the great trouble is, they keep it up, and the older they get, the worse they are. “Os all the creatures on earth, man is the most selfish, unfair, sensitive and disloyal to any sort of rule or law, except his own sweet will. He delights in ad vising or compelling others to do right, but relegates to himself the privilege of doing explicitly what he pleases. He will sit on a jury and vote to imprison a poverty-stricken nigger for pull ing a 40-cent pullet from a low roost—and then go out and cheer fully swindle his neighbor out of a SIO,OOO land deal. He will help send a man to the penitentiary for swearing to a $lO lie, and then turn in SIOO,OOO worth of property to the Tax Assessor for $27,500 and gleefully sign an affi davit to the correctness of the rendition. He will bawl his wife out for admiring Charlie Chaplin, and send five-pound boxes of chocolates to half the crooked skirts in town. He will preach temperance to his neighbor who takes an occasional drink, and keep soused himself seven days in the week. He cheats, swindles, overcharges and extorts money from others, every chance he has, but is loud and vociferous in con demning thuse who play the same game. And as the climax to all his natural cussedness, he preach es decency, purity and chastity to others, while he himself is as licentious as a trans-Rio Grande jackass. “Os course, these accusations will pass unnoticed by the ‘pure in heart,’ but will probably set the guilty burros braying. The sore-backed broncho is the one that squats when the finch is tightened. The entire world has gone money-mad—turned from God and the paths of true hon esty, and is chasing the damnable dollar at full speed. The evi dences of greed and selfishness stand out in our social, commer cial, political (and even our re ligious life) like an ugly canker ous wart upon a fair young face. Our entire moral fabric is punctured and torn with the thorns of avarice. The God of love, truth and justice has been dethroned and a glittering image has been set up in our high places- and man and women are paying disgusting and truckling homage to this cold and icy god of gold. If they win his smiles and favor they consider them selves blessed, when in truth their souls are racing hellward at breakneck speed. “Germany, although fabulous ly rich, was not satisfied, but wanted more—hence the war began. I know they deny it, but that proves nothing. Peter de nied Christ —and it’s a human trait as old as Adam to ‘try to lie out of trouble’ when caught with the goods. But Germany was not the only nation that has had an itching palm, and had ‘gone a whoring’ after the al mighty dollar. Name one Chris tian nation that has been free from the ‘love of money’ and the power it brings, and I’ll send you a nice Christmas present on De cember 25. “America —our grand, glorious United States—has for the last fifty years gone hog-wild with the money-making fever. Fabu lous fortunes have been piled up by Americans under the delusion that earthly happiness would certainly follow, but have the dreams of our most noted wealth gatherers come true? The worst sprrows are domestic. Read the scandals —the divorce court pro ceedings—and the many trials and troubles of the ultra rich — and sav whether or not the poor, but nonest man, who serves God and lives at peace with his hum ble home, is not the rich man after all. ‘You cannot serve God and Mammon,’ said the Christ — then how can the multi-million aire be a Christian except in name? But when the nations become corrupt, and God’s pa tience tires, we all suffer when the punishment comes. Why this is we know not, but the Christian and the atheist die together, when the rush of battle comes. The only consolation we can see is the atheist perishes without a God, while the Christian breathes a prayer of hope and faith with his dying breath. “One thing is certain—it is the sins of the people that has brought this dreadful slaughter, and nothing but a return to na tional, as well as individual righteousness, is going to save thd world from absolute de struction.” Notice on Trespassing. Parties dumping rubbish or garbage on the land west of town belonging to me, and known as the Kleindient addition, will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. J. E. Kleindienst. Bring your broken lenses and get them replaced same as origi nal. Kryptok lenses. I furnish them. Dr. 0. S. Brown, Santa Fe hospital. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF the state of Arizona, in and for the county of Navajo. D. Sachs & Sons, plaintiff, vs W. G. Kelly, defendant. Notice of sheriff’s sale. Under and by virtue of an ex ecution out of the superior court of the state of Arizona, in and for the county of Navajo, upon the 17th day of December, 1917, and to me as sheriff of said coun ty and duly directed and delivered on the judgment ren dered in said court in the above entitled action on the 25th day of July, 1917, for the sum of six hundred and thirty-one dollars and fifty-seven cents and inter est from the Ist day of February As a family gift what can surpass 2&NEW EDISON ‘The Phonograph with a Soul” jpjSlßr Suppose there are Bf five members of your j ill I III] immediate family. 1 |B|SmJS3 That means twenty five small gifts for f| 11 !I ID Christmas. 11l I ! i III Why not eliminate these and tjl :II I|| I B pool your funds for the purchase If Ijiliii* of this wonderful instrument (JP which actuallyre-creates music? Niethammer’s Winslow News Store. 1916, at the rate of six per cent per annum until paid, and costs amounting to eleven dollars and twenty cents. Public notice is hereby given that I will at the door of the court house of said couqty of Na vajo at the hour of 10 o’clock a. m. on the 19th day of January, 1918, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in lawful money of the United States of America, all right, title, claim and interest of the above named defendant in and to the follow’- ing described real estate, to-wit: Lots seven (7) and eight (8), of Block X, of the Town of Win slow, Navajo county, Arizona, according to the plat thereof now on file with the county recorder at Holbrook, Navajo county, Ar izona, or so much thereof as may be necessary to satisfy the amount due on said judgment, interest, costs of suit, and accru ing costs. Dated this 19th day of December, 1917. .ft. L. Newman, Sheriff. City Bakery “Wishes a Mer ry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all their Cus tomers and Friends.” * * * Now is the time to plan for your Holiday Goodies: FRUIT CAKES, PIES, Fancy Cakes and Cookies for the Christmas Trees. Bread and Rolls. Ali made Fresh Every Day. * * * CITY BAKERY, 213 Kinsley Avenue. MAGAZINE^^— 360 ARTICLES 360 ILLUSTRATIONS BETTER THAN EVER ISc a copy At Your Newsdealer Yearly Subscription $1.50 Send for our new free cat lalog of mechanical book* Popular Mechanics Magazine 6 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago BERLIN OF THE EIGHTIES Some Pleasant Recollections of Der Alte Kaiser and His Son and Grandson. At that time Berlin was much less than half its present size. The popu lation was probably 1,200,000, and as there were some 20,000 soldiers sta tioned in and about Berlin, one who had never seen a military officer iu his life, except in a parade of the militia on Decoration day, met these gayly uniformed gentlemen at everj turn, in the streets, in the cases, and In all places of public resort, with no little surprise. This experience of it self induced reflection. What were all these officers and soldiers doing! Why were they withdrawn from pro ductive industry? Why were they so quickly deferred to by the civilian population? Such questions as these the young American asked, and he re ceived replies that revealed to him, again for the first time, a different view of the state and of government to any that he had come in contact with at home. New and interesting experiences awaited him at every turn, writes President Nicholas Butler of Colum bia in Scribner’s. Emperor William I, der alte kaiser, as he was affec tionately called by the populace, was to be seen every morning in the win dow of his working room at the pal ace, at the corner of what was then called the Opera Platz. It was the custom of his majesty to return by a gracious gesture every greeting from one who might pass his window, and to rise in his place and formally salute whenever a body of troops, however small, passed by. The crown prince, who was, after nearly a decade, to come to the throne for a few short weeks as Emperor Friedrich 111, was the very ideal of manly dignity and beauty, and seemed to incarnate in his osvn person the attributes and tradi tions of royalty. His eldest son, now and for more than a quarter of a cen tury past the German emperor, was an officer of the garrison. He was frequently seen driving or riding about the city, and came into familiar con verse with a considerable group of ypung men, among whom occasionally an American student was included. The daily sight of royalty and of the imperial trappings and ceremonies gave to the institution a reality that it had never before had in the Amer ican’s mind. , i ...» - The Proof of Littleness. No sadder proof can be given by & man of his own littleness than disbe lief in great men. —Thomas Carlyle. Happy Thought. A woman thief recently captured says she never robbed a friend. Pei> haps all her friends are poor. Get the Habit. If you are not already a subscriber for the Winslow Mail it is time you were, and the new year is the time to start. If you are a subscriber, why not sub scribe for a copy for the folks back home, which will be the same as a weekly letter for them. Let them know what kind of a town you are living in. Get the habit of patronizing home in dustries, not alone for your merchandise, but for your printing. The Winslow Mail is just as well equipped to do job work as any print shop in Northern Arizona. Why send the work out of town? 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