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The Winslow Mail.
J. H. CHAPMAN, Editor. Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice t Winslow. Arizona, under Act of Congress of March 1. 1879. Published every Friday. Sub cription, $2.00 per year. Friday, - - July 25, 1919 It is remarkable fact that every speaker in favor of the League of Nations, at some time in the course of his remarks, rings in the statement that the covenant will prevent future wars, and those opposed to the League are necessarilly in favor of the old order. The whole tenor of the speeches are along these lines, and never a word about setting up a super-government to take the place of our present form of government of the people, by the people and for the people. Every good American citizen is opposed to war, and all would hail the day of universal peace if it can be accomplished with out forfeiting our dignity as a nation, or sacrificing our rights as free American citizens. We hope all the people who are anxious to trade off their Liberty Bonds, or invest their surplus money in worthless oil stock, will hold back a few weeks until the editor gets in his supply of handsome lithographed stock certificates which will be issued with a bit of beautiful blue rib bon fastened under a gold seal. They will be a beautiful work of art suitable for framing, and be ever a constant reminder of the guilelessness of man. We will guarantee that none of the mon ey will ever be returned, and we will continue selling stock to pay our salary as the promoter just so long as we can find a sucker to bite. Os course we shall ex pect every sucker to be a booster for the alleged oil field, because that will make it easier to land more victims. Watch for the al luring prospectus how to get to be a millionaire over night, that will soon issue from the press. We are particularly interested in getting all the railroad boys to let loose a piece of money from their fat pay checks. The people in many states of the Union jealous of their rights to be consulted in the mak ing of laws that the privileges of the initiative and referendum has been written into the stat utes, notwithstanding the mem bers of the legislature are elect ed by direct vote of the people in limited districts. But under the League of Nations covenant as proposed, the member from the United States is appointed, by what process not yet provided, and no provision is made for the initiative and referendum on any of his acts. His vote on any question is just as absolute and binding on the United States as a final decision of the U. S. Su preme Court, giving him even more power than is now posses sed by the President or Congress. The only apparent safe-guard in the covenant is a provision that it requires the unanimous vote of the council to adopt any measure that comes before it, and with the experience this country has had with men, in high places, betray ing their constituents for person al advantage, this nation is tak ing a long chance in permitting one man, appointed to the coun cil, to represent a nation of a hundred million people. The league has power to pass amend ments to strenghten the influ ence of league of the nations, and even if the present agree ment seems harmless to the Unit ed States, if once we enter, and our representative casts his vote with other eight members to amend the present draft with ad ditional restrictions, or giving them additional powers, we will be bound by the acts. It is too much power, and the temptation is too great, to place in the hands of any one man. “Article 26.” The most dangerous provision of the League of Nations cove nant to the free instituions of the United States, and one that so far in the discussion of the document in the Senate, has not been mentioned by a speaker, is found in the closing paragraph — Article 26. It reads: Amendments to this covenant will take effect when ratified by the members of the League whose representatives compose the Council and by a majority of the members of the League whose representatives compose the As sembly. No such amendment shall bind any member of the League which signifies its dissent therefrom, but in that case it shall cease to be a member of the League. Will some one explain clearly to our beclouded mind exactly the complete process of adopting an amendment to the covenant? If an amendment is proposed by a member of the Council or As sembly, what will be the method pursued for its adoption? Vvill it be adopted and be binding by simply the affirmative vote of the representatives of the signatory powers composing the Council and Assembly, or will it require the approval of the several pow ers? And where will the ap proving authority be vested? A proclamation or ukase by the rul ing heads, or will it go to the people for a vote? In other coun tries where the people have no voice in the affairs of govern ment the manner of approval is of small moment, but in this country, where we believe gov ernment derives its just powers from the consent of the govern ed, it is of vital importance how amendments to the League cov enant are approved. So jealous are our people of their rights that they will not al low the President and Congress to adopt any amendment to our constitution, notwithstanding they are all elected by a direct vote of the people. Congress can pass an amendment, but be fore it becomes effective it must be approved by three-fourths of the states; and recently the fur ther question has been raised, that where a state legislature has approved a constitutional amendment, if the state has a referendum law the act is not final until it has been approved on a referendum vote to the peo ple. Will the people of the Unit ed States be satisfied with less safe-guards surrounding amend ments to the League covenant, which is nothing less than a con stitution for a world govern ment? The last paragraph of Article 26 is the threat of the League’s vengence if a country refuses to approve all proposed amend ments offered. It matters not how much an amendment may conflict with, or destroy our dem ocracy, failure to approve will at once justify the League to de clare an embargo on all trade and intercourse with the United States under another article in the covenant granting them that power to enforce their edicts. With the adoption of the peace treaty and the League of Na tions as now drafted and before the Senate for ratification, every one of the allied powers, with the single exception of the Unit ed States, reaps some material advantage either in territory or indemnities; the United States comes away empty-handed, al though we contributed without stint in blood and treasure. Not only do we come away from the peace table empty-handed, but it is demanded we surrender our rights and privileges as Ameri can citizens to make the League of Nations possible. We can re cover from the financial loss the war entailed; we can revere and honor the memory of the boys who are sleeping in the sacred soil baptized by their blood; but when we are called upon to sur render our liberties and political independence in the keeping of the crowned heads of Europe to make a league possible, we are making the supreme sacrifice as a nation and sounding the death knell of democracy. It is said the meat packing trust now controls more than eighty per cent of all the food products in this country, and, per haps, if the Senate approves the League of Nations, which will make us a party to guaranteeing the payment of debts of other nations, within a few years the meat packers’ trust will practi calip have control of the food products of the world. Already, anticipatiug the event, represent atives of the packers are invad ing all the European countries. With all the noise and shout ing about taking care of the sol dier boy with a job when he re turns from the war, it is a satis faction to know that Supt. Tut tle, of this division of the Santa Fe, has given every one of his boys their places, with all accru ing seniority rights, as soon as they were ready to go to work, and there were no grand-stand ing or shouting from the house tops about it. The only differ ence between Mr. Tuttle and other large employers of men, is, that when he told the boys their places would be waiting for them when they got home, he meant just what he said. “We, therefore, the represen tatives of the United States of America, in general congress as sembled, appealing to the Su preme judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and inde pendent states; that they are ab solved from all allegience to the British crown, and that all polit ical connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, con tract alliances, establish com merce, and do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do.’’ —Declaration of Independence. And now we are asked to join a League of Nations that will set up a superior government to ours, which will be direc:ed by nine members, six of whom will be dominated by England, and the United States will have one vote. Even this one representative, who will have so much power for good or evil, is not to be elected by the people. The war was to establish a world democracy, but for the United States it means the death of democracy and the establishment of autocracy. Our revered Declaration of Independ ence also holds that governments should derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT, State of Arizona, in and for Navajo county. In the matter of the Estate of J. H. Breed, deceased. Order to show cause why or der of lease of real estate should not be made. It appearing to this Court, by the petition this day presented and filed by Geo. H. Keyes, Jr., administrator of the estate of J. H. Breed, deceased, that; it is to the best interests of said estate to lease to B. G. Chastain, prem ises known as 106 and 108, Kins ley Avenue, Winslow, Navajo county, state of Arizona, belong ing to said estate. It is therefore ordered by this Court: That all persons interest ed in the estate of said deceased appear before the said Superior Court on Monday, the 28th day of July, A. D., 1919, at the hour of 10 o'clock a. m. f of said day, at the court-room of said Court, at the Court House, in the city of Holbrook, Navajo county, Ar izona, to show cause why an ord er should not be granted to said Geo. H. Keyes, Jr., to lease said real estate, and that a copy of this order be published two con secutive weeks in the Winslow Mail, a newspaper printed and published in the county of Nav ajo. Dated July 10th, 1919. (Signed) J. E. Crosby, Judge. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT, of the state of Arizona, in and for Navajo county. Lee Harrison Cockrum plain tiff, vs Francis Rettishia Cock rum, defendant. Action brought in the superior court of the state of Arizona, in and for the coun ty of Navajo, and the complaint filed in said county of Navajo, in the office of the clerk of said superior court. In the name of the state of Arizona, to Francis Rettishia Cockrum, defendant, greeting: You are hereby summoned and required to appear in an action brought against you by the above named, plaintiff in the superior court of the state of Arizona, in and for the county of Navajo, and answer the complaint there in filed with the clerk of this said court at Holbrook, in said coun ty, within twenty days after ser vice upon you of this summons, if served in this said county, or in all other cases within thirty days thereafter, the times above mentioned being exclusive of the day of service, or judgment by default will be taken against you. Given under my hand and the seal of the superior court of the state of Arizona, in and for the county of Navajo, this 23d day of May, 1919. Lloyd C. Henning, Clerk of said Superior Court. By Olive Clarke, Deputy Clerk DEPARTMENT OF THE INTE ior, U. S. Land Office at Phoe nix, Arizona. June 16, 1919. Notice is hereby given that Joel Bailey Duke, of Winslow, Arizona, who on April 24th, 1916, made Homestead Entry No. 030153, for SE quarter SE quar ter Sec 19, SW quarter SW quar ter Sec 20, NW quarter NW quarter Sec 29, NE quarter NE quar Sec 30, Township 16 N, Range 11 E, G. & S. R. B. & Meridian, has filed notice of in tention to make three year proof to establish claim to the land above described, before Tom L. Rees, clerk of the superior court at Flagstaff, Arizona, on the 29th day of July, 1919. Claimant names as witnesses: George B. Wrench, George Lytle Pratt, John Oliver Boykin and Clarence Richard Duke, all of Winslow, Arizona. John L. Irvin, Register. F. & A. H. . Regular meetihg second Tues day each month. All sojourning brothers cor dially invited. J. EL Gibson, W. M. B. F. Doolittle, Sec’y. THORWALD LARSON . 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