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The Winslow Mail.
J. H. CHAPMAN, Editor. Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice f Winslow, Arizona, under Act of Congress of March 1. 1879. Published every Friday. Sub cription, $2.00 per year. Friday, - - June 27, 1919 In a communication from the German government to the peace commission, protesting the terms but signifying their purpose to sign, the Minister of Foreign Affairs writes: “No act of vio lence can touch the honor of the German people.” To which all the world will agree. It would be impossible to touch their hon or with a diamond-point power drill. A people that delights in crucifying babies, ravishing de fenseless women, ruthlessly mur dering or maiming the aged and children, and violates every law of civilization, hardly needs to mention that whatever the terms they cannot affect the honor of a Hun. The Hun is simply a mor al degenerate, a curse to the world, and forgotten of God. Ex-President Taft says the League of Nations covenent in terwoven with the peace treaty should be approved to remove the issue as a political issue in the presidential campaign next year. Such a statement has the true ring of the professional pol itician who is more interested in party success than in the stabili ty of American institutions. It is the people, and not the poli ticians, who are most interested, and it is their hopes and ambi tions which should be consulted. Let the League of Nations be the real political issue next year, even if it wrecks both of the old parties. To approve the League and violate the constitu tion and surrender our American liberties for political expediency would be little short of treason to the people. The day this government enters any pact that creates a superior power to our President, Congress and Supreme Court, is the day that will mark the decline and eventual disin tegration of democracy, and the right of our people to govern themselves will be merged again into the divine rights of kings. The-psychological time has now arrived in the booming of the al leged Holbrook oil fields when the promoters expect to reap their harvest of suckers who want to let loose of their money. Reports are quietly circulated that certain wells drilling have struck oil, and color is given the reports by an air of mystery and secrecy in the immediate field of operations, and guards are post ed to keep the public away from the well rigs. Then to further whet the excitement, while these reports are widely circulated, the officials of the company very se riously and earnestly declare the company has not struck oil, that they are not responsible for the circulation of the wild rumors, that they are still drilling and the field is promising. Os course the suckers they are baiting im mediately jump to the conclusion the company has found oil and are trying to conceal the fact from the public so they can grab all the holdings, and not to be outwitted they let loose their money for oil stock. It is our advice now is the time to keep your head on your shoulders, and your money in your pocket. The oil game thrives in all these al leged fields just in proportion as the promoters can find suckers to let go of their earnings to in vest in their worthless stock. When the suckers quit biting the oil rigs are moved to new fields and a new boom started, and it is always of Pennsylvania for mation, with anticlines, sinclines and domes that are sure to pro duce gushers, and put all the in vestors in the Rockefeller class of magnates. - June 27, 1919 Even at the risk of having the temerity of the editor questioned for offering a criticism on the speech of Senator Walsh, of Mon tana, recently delivered in Con gress in support of the League of Nations, we cannot overlook the opportunity of pointing out the far-fetched comparisons made between ordinary treaty agree ments and the treaty powers con ferred by the League of Nations mentioned by the Senator, which are not parallel in any particular. The Senator calls attention to the treaty made with the new repub lic of Panama by Roosevelt, in which this country guaranteed the integrity of the new republic from outside aggression in return for the concession given the Unit ed States to build the canal; and again, to another treaty made in 1846, with the Republic of New Granada wherein this country agreed to maintain the rights of sovereignity and property of that country in return to concessions granted to us. There is no dis pute as to the right of the Presi dent and Senate to negotiate a treaty with any power where it will prove of mutual advantage to all parties, as in such an event each country has its equal repre sentative power in the making of the terms, and none of the con stitutional rights of our country haye to be abrogated to make it effective. But the operation of the League of Nations is not along these lines. Under that proposed covenant we practically enter into an agreement to cre ate a superior power to the gov ernment of the United States, and all authority for maintaining peace or declaring war, or the adjudication of any disputed question between any of the sig natories, is to be taken before the League commission for set tlement and their decision shall be final. No longer will the Pres ident and the Senate have treaty making powers as provided in the constitution, and Congress will be deprived of its authority to declare war. The legislative powers of the government are curtailed in legislating on any in ternal question that might be in ternational in its effect, as such legislation must meet the approv al, not of the President of the United States as at present, but of the League of Nations commis sion, and to get that approval the legislation will have to meet the sanction of the signatory powers. The supreme commis sion as provided by the league covenant will consist of one rep resentative each from England, France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Bel gium, Japan, Brazil, and the United States. This commission represent six kings and three re publics; six kings who believe in the divine right of rulers, as against three representatives of democracies where the govern mental powers are vested in the people, and the people of the United States are supposed to hail with joy the privilege of sur rendering their rights and liber ties into the keeping of this League of Nations, simply be cause Mr. Wilson, in his dual of ficial capacity as President of the United States and member of the peace commission, has seen fit to join with the other commission ers in the construction of this alleged covenant for a world peace. It is said that Homer Wood, the Yavapia statesman who thinks he is the divine represen tive of labor, is beginning to have itchy feet to get into the race for the democratic nomina tion for governor next year. It will be remembered that Wood is the individual, who as a mem ber of the state council of de fense, undertook to read our Bill Nagle out of the ranks of organ ized labor as a renegade to the cause, because Nagle refused to trail around after Wood and do his bidding. As a sky-scraper towers above a peanut stand so towers Bill Nagle above Homer Wood in ability, statesmanship, and being the true friend of la bor. Wood’s interest in organ ized labor is for his own political advantage, the same as a lot of other ranting demagogues who want to ride into office on the backs of the toilers. We only hope Wood decides to get into the race and is successful in getting the nomination. His candidacy will materially change the politi cal complexion of Navajo county, and make Winslow almost a solid republican community, with the democrats listed in the “scat tered” column. It was loudly proclaimed when when the United States entered the war that we were prompted to the action to save the world for democracy, and American boys were called to the service, and thousands gave up their lives, imbued with the spirit of truth of the declaration. Now we are asked to approve the al leged League of Nations, and create a power of government su perior to the United States, with a commission presiding composed of the representatives of six kings, with only three represen tatives from democracies. If this League of Nations is finally approved by the Senate as it now stands, our boys have died in vain, and the privations and hard ships of the army, and the sac rifices made by the people at home have been made under false pretenses. 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It does not take a very discerning mind to reach a con clusion that with a commission of nine, six of the members repre senting kings, that nothing would ever come out of the League that would interfere with the rights and perogatives of royal ty even if it was necessary to crush out existing democracies, or throttle by force of arms the growing sentiment of all peoples for their rights to select their own rulers and have a voice in the control of their governments. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTE rior, U. S. Land Office at Phoe nix, Arizona, May 9, 1919. i Notice is hereby given that Lewis L. Fisher, of Winslow, Arizona, who, on June 2, 1914, made homestead entry, No. 025,- 188, for NE quarter SE quarter, SE quarter NW quarter SE quart er, Section 35, Township 15-N, Range 11-E, G. &S. R. B. & Me ridian, has filed notice of inten tion to make three year proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before M. A. Murphy, U. S. 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