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FRIEND OF PEACE
OPPOSES ARMING Says Militarist Movement Is BLAMESMOKEYED INTERESTS John Brisben Walker, President of So ciety, Points Out That Militarism Would Accomplish the Downfall ok Democratic Institutions ar.d Says Now Is Time For People to Protest. Charges that. the manufacturers of inil war munitions are bark of 1 movement to tuakv this a militarist government arc made by join» Prisbeii Walker. president of the Friends til I'eace. Mr. Walker asset is that I he milila- I i-jsl movement is I thinly co\ ered tin der ihe "prepa red ncss" plea rn-w going the rounds of the press ami that il the scheme succeeds il will mean the, downfall of our democracy. Mr. \\al leer's slat- !. et:t is as follows: •To the Press of t!)i' ited States "Hditoria.s aid i«ev»s items are a |i,. :niiiL' in ninny ni'ws|i:i|ii'vs «liii'li sccli t.i ilivi'1-1 tin* juilutnviil "V till puhlir from I hi' Ml issues tu In1 ilf-! liMtci] ill I ill' iiiitii'ii.il i-*ui\ viii itin of I In? l''rii'iuls of IVni'i'. 111 In* lu in hi-! cagu on Sept. •. 1 "As 1 liuve iivri'iilcd tliv inviliiiinn of I lie seven nrgilhiz:!! ions wlliell .'li 'III hii.vd niuU'f I he n.'imi' uV the I'vii'tids ilf l'l'Mee 1u ,-iE't lis hiiinu.in of till' tui tion I eninmitte e.'lllillg the eunvvlltillll 1 ask the privilege uf luicfly staling luv l'easmis for iivtiou at 1 his time. Says interests Are at Work. "I am convinced that tin great inter ests wliicli have found extraordinary profits in furnishing battleships, armor and powder to the United States and Europe, are seriously at work to foist upon the American people a great mil itary Institution under the plea of "preparedness." I believe that mili tarism, if added to the monetary con trol already exercised, will sooner or latter accomplish the downfall of dem ocratic institutions. If there ever was a time when it was necessary to awak en the people to the dangers of mili tarism it is now. And with so many of the leading papers sympathetic with the interests of these great fortunes, anxlous_to ridicule, misrepresent or de- nounee, this is a dillieult tak. "Tin» monetary control of tlie I idled States hy 1 he aggregation of capital centering in New York i.-. now nearly absolute. Iireetl.v or indirectly, it cov ers every portion of every state in the Vnion. 1 have visited nearly every leading city on I he cunt incut within lie past live years, and my studies there force me to the conviction that this is absolutely tree. "It is the interest of this control to bring the country under militarism for two reasons. First, with a view to the immense profits in supplying hattle ships. powder, etc. second, to keep the people agitated over questions outside of existing social conditions, even if it should IH-come necessary to 1 hrow a country into war, as in Ktigland. where, under Lloyd (leorge, measures intro duced affecting the wealthy classes were continually becoming more and more drastic. A Dangerous Combination. "1 do not hesitate to say that the men behind this attempt lo turn the couniry over lo militarism constitute the m«»st unscrupulous, most avari cious and most dangerous combination that has e\ci" been drawn logeihcr en this continent by the hoj of pltimh r. "One would have beiicvi that the prominent men of his oitniry w..n!d be uniT-Tsaily in favor of p, ace. Now ever, so siron- a.v tic.- tinaic .il p. w ers back of his movement, il.t I hose having busim interests seem afraid to declare I hvU-eiv« s. hicauo conveni ion will, tu vert heless. be an ab solute expression of the sentiment of the men and V.".M-'I .if Antciv-a. H."j per cent of whom are opposed to iniij. tarism in its every form The fright ful fate of Kui'ope. whose people hav.» allowed militarism to uain the upper hand, clearly shows what America has to fear if we permit similar intluences here to gain the ascendancy. "if the world ever to have free dom from militarism and wars that threaten civilization itself it must be through Ameri :t setting the example of calm, intentional, deliberate refusal to take its place among the bullies of the globe. "Now is the time for the American people to reach this determination. Now is tiie time when their example should become the hope of civilization and tile promise to future generations of mankind." Dog Saves Girl From Snake. Don. a collie dog, juni|vd between a six-year-old girl at Caldwell. N. and a copperhead snake in time to re ceive the snake's fangs and save the girl, but died after killing the snake 3rounds For Divorce. A Minneapolis woman charges her husband disguised his affinity as a man and brought "him" home as a boarder. FRANCE GATHERS Honor Modsls and Oid Coins Ex-1 changed For Paper Money, OLD SöüVEälBS TURNED IN.! :7lany Pathetic and Sad Scenes Wit* nessed In 3 as Patriotic People Come to Aid of Their Country—One Little Boy Asks For a "Ticket of Honor'' and Gets It. An unusual the Pank uf da he bank ii:111 was to be seen at 'mice on tlie tirt Sun pened Jo receive gold in x- han-e for paper im-m y. From 1I in the morning until in he afternoon a a unending procession slowly tiled into tile building. All wore their Sun day clothe." the women in irk color*, little girls in bright dresses. old men. not a few sol from the front (easi ly recognized by their war worn com plcxions ai uniforms) bringing .o:ii. he gold coins they had taken to th. lighting lines and found no evasion «o u*e. Incidentally it may be mentioned that most tuen wlien Iiis! mobilized obtained is many gold coin* as I hey ould. thinking that gold is useful ev cry where. .Many on their tirt return lefl their gold at home, as they had lit 1 ie occasion to spend it. They also learned that if wound'd ami found b. the enemy the lirst thing done to them wa* to be $n i:ed for their money by band* of marauders who spring up the day after a battle. Boy Wanted Ticket of Honor. rie i*ant scenes oe.-ur hi the bank as the change is effected. A little boy says. "Mother. 1 want a ticket o:' hon or." Iiis mother, who is changing M' francs ($-lm. has the receipt made out half for the boy and half for herself. An old woman has brought, a belt made of hundred franc pieces joined togeth er hy gold links. To her grief an em ployee explains that the bank cannot take a piece of jewelry. An octogenarian pays in 12,000 franca ($2,400), all in gold coins of the time of Napoleon I. and Louis VIII. Kver since 1 C0 his family had kept this treasure untouched, in case "something might happen." The mother of Alexander See, an artillery oilicer killed In the war, has acut to the_Kigaro a gold medal_\vorth TIIK SISSKTON WKKKI.V STA I .\ I THE REASON WHY "VT"OU bring your printing to be done by us, is the fact th is neatly and correctly done. Always ready when need ed. If you have never given the Standard any of your work try us. We have pleased others and we can please you. Best Advertising Medium npHE STANDARD has always carried more advertising from its home people than any other newspaper in Roberts County. If you want results from advertising, it will pay you to see us before placing an advertisement with any other paper. SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD $100. which was awarded to her son in 1 illM in recognition of his work in the science of aviation. The Figaro hopes the bank will lake it and that its equivalent will be given to one of the funds which aid aviators and their widows. Provinces to the Rescue. The provinces are also bringing gold to the branch banks of the Pank of France. At .Marseilles over o,fnin lias been received, at Kotten UK to at Havre £-1 S,mm. from 2,"2!! persons only at Poitiers Hin. at a small town like 'reil £12,duo. at another small town in the same department. Montataire. MI. At Nancy steadily increasing exchanges are made, 5^."0 the lirst day. l. lon a week later. 1 hen £1 ."i.-niii, 5^'..-!'». O«J. .Siuvinit. .Sl'j.siIII. HI, etc.. um IL total of was reached. The municipality of Paris has paid in to the Pank of France its gold re serve amounting to ,$H IUHKI. Father Patureau. vi.-ar of St. Pierre, in Mont mart re. has exchanged ssno e«diec|cd among his parishioners. He has asked that the receipt be made oni in the name of his parMiioners and intend to hang it in the church. The Northern Pail way company. Hohl äs il .'))».HIM in i. has arranged to re booking ollices on be which turned early as May L'i eeive go|,] at its half of |he bank. Cherbourg had exchanged over Spjo.. 1 by duly IP ami 1 ijepp.. over S jo. UI»I by July 17 At I.e .Mans some $ 11iNK was paid in, much by moth ers d' families who brought the gol'l pieces blessed on their wedding day* ami preserved as faiidly treasures ever since. In accordance with an old us loin in that part of the country, BUG IN TAILOR'S EAR. Glycerin With Cnrbolic Acid Routs In- vnder. 1 Spokane. Wash. The removal of an insect was asked for by II. Cook, a tai I lor. who went to the Emergency hospi tal holding his left ear a few day* ago. I The bug entered at an open window while Cook rode in a street ear and gave him mu pain. Two drops of glycerin containing percent carbolic add was dropped into the ear by Steward A. II. Woodruff, P.ugs have an antipathy for this solu tion. according to ihe experience of the steward in the tropics. As the second drop disappeared the bug stuck its green head forth cautiously and was grabbed by the steward. Munitions From an Old Bell. The (»real (Jrowler. a forty-four ton bell cast in 1711 from captured Turk ish cannon, lias been taken from I he tower of St Stefan cathedral, in Vien na, to be made into war material. TWO BILLIONS OF Greatest In History* Exceeding Stock of Any Two Nations, PER CAPITA WEALTH $35.33! Twelve Million Dollars Roll Into Our Coffers Every Month, While Trade of Almost All Other Nations Show Do- crease-—England Has About $300.- 000,000. The Fnited States has lodav the greatest supply of gold in its history. greater than any other nation on earth and probably greater than any wo oil, '1 he gold held in the I' ailed Slates in the form of cash or bu'liou is SU.uih . M'JP..-, '.!, At the laM report Kugland had about :vSm.u in,in in. Practically the entire supply of gold in Fngland is said by experts to be government controlled. P.v the la*t report, in l'.»»7. Ceiniany held *1." 1 I.UKI gold The supply in I lie Fnl: el Si itc that ear was si. I PJ.( I ,t her [ceding .»"lit rie- of 1011rope hol I approxhmifelv the ing amounts: n-ni I'.rttiiin Italy follow The large increase in the stock ot gold In the Fnited S'ates represents the losses of the precious metal to this country by the principal nations in F.nrope on a- onnt of the vast, bal am of trade in our fa vor. Greatest In World's History. The supply of gold in the world is' said by experts to be the greatest to- I day in I he world's history. The pro dii' tion in the lirst half of the last I cvnt il ry was at the rate of 7-V.UHX) a year. Then came the discovery of gold in 'aliforuia, and its product ion Jumped to an average in the next fifty years of a year. The Fnited States is accumulating gold now at the rate of about WIO each month, based on the returns for July. The gold supply of the United States is distributed as follows: Treasury assets in cash or bullion, ,$22(i,(l7I,K21 held by federal reserve batiks and reserve agents, $(.,020,902: in circulation, $59G 0l,M7: the balance 4- icä. iL BOB in coin or bullion In the mints. The amount of money d' all kinds I per capita in the Fnited Stales on Aug L' \\a Sllö.o'i as against on .1 iilv 1 and against In August. N1 I. and $10.trj on Jan. 1, 1S7!I. BIG GUNS DEATH DEALERS. Seven-eighths of Wounds Are Inflicted by the Giant Cannon. Seven eighths of the wounds in the 'lalicia lighting were caused by shells, half of which were tired from big cali ber guns, said Surgeon Major Les ghintsel'f to an Interview er on return ing to Warsaw from the front. "Pullets play no part now." he con tinued. "and the Infantryman's rille is a toy. Infantry merely occupies the I renches I he cannon won." Most devastating of all are the new Skoda shells of the lermanic allies, which are seventeen inches in dlauie tor and weigh L'.KMi) pounds. The Sko da how itzer shoots at a high angle, and its shell penetrates tweni.v feet into soft earth before exploding, two sec onds after striking. These howitzers do not resemble the Krupp mortars of the same caliber. 111 whi'-h they are said to I superior hi every way When a Skoda shell hit* it means «h ath to everything within a radius of 1 öi) yard- and e' en farther off. The inet'i' pressure of its gas rips open the b- nib proof shelters and catches those who escape the metal fragments and living splinters. This gas enters the body cavities and tears tlesh asunder, sometimes stripping the men of their clothes. (if course (he men in the im mediate neighborhood of the explosion are annih.lated So fiepe lie heal of the explosion of the shell that it mills rille barrels as If they had been sir'.vk by light ning. MOUNTAIN I.IGin SCARCE. Fear Now Hunters Have Exterminated Breud. Sacramento, a I. It.-ports to he state comptroller it.di ate that the huntsmen of the northern counties of the state have practically exterminated the mountain lions. Fast month only four mountain lions were ki'lcd in Cal ifornia as against, close upon l'imj for the same period a decade aw. Three of the four were killed in the southern counties -one each in I.os An geles. Tula re ami Kern, the fourth one being killed in Humboldt county. The bounty paid for the pelts by the state was $80 for June. Indications are that efforts of stock raisers during the past quarter of a century have resulted in the practical extinction of the animal. Bounties have been paid upon 22.000 mountain lions in the past twenty-five years. STEEL TRfiüä BÄE3Ü0 Forty Armed Men Guarded in 11 New York.—A special train carrying in.in ID in treasure, one-third in gold ami two-thirds in securities, which had been shipped by the I'ank of Hug land from London via Halifax to this city, arrived at the terminal of the American Kxpress company at Thirty third street and Tenth a venue in sev en steel ears garrisoned by forty arm ed men. The treasure crossed the Atlantic in a battle cruiser accompanied by a tlo tllla of torpedo boat destroyers. The gold, which is worth about $20. mo,iitio, wdigits approximately seven ly-live tons. The cost of shipping it to lhis country, in the upkeep of the naval forces, in the elaborate guard maintained ui its railway journey and in loss of interest is said to amount to about .17UW. When the armed train left Halifax it was preceded by a pilot engine for the purpose of testing bridges ami trestles and to frustrate tin attempt to wreck the treasure cat« hv dyna mite. This precaution way suggested by the exploit of Werner Norn, the lerman reservist, who attempted to I blow up the St. Croix Uiver Interna tional bridge on Feb. 2 to stop ship incuts of munitions for the allies front this country to Canada over the Cana dian Pacific railroad. News of the arrival of the greatest cargo of treasure ever carried by a. I single ship did not get out of Halifax because of the rigor of the Pritish 1 censorship. 1 was learned, however, that before the Jreasure had been land ed one day's delay ensued, for the rea son that Admiral Iteatty had orders to deliver the shipment directly to the American Kxpivss company, which had no ollices of its own in Halifax and was represented there by the Do minion Kx press company. Admiral Pcatty cabled back for instructions and was ordered to make the delivery to the Dominion Kx press company. In this case one day's delay means a cost of thousands of dollars. The in terest on the valuable shipment at 5 per cent would be $2,730 a day. which was lost The cost of keeping the fleet on the errand for an extra day and the expense of maintaining the express company's train and guard was also a heavy one.