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. ii wnv for tho settlement pf Indus-
d P!nt H L w he establishment of atri-
L.i disputes, by "" ... JU
341' 3!fRtr?a disputes, which in the past
rf'le Industrial mi America, wit-
led 0 eWvu consequences which have fol-
, such disputes "between the con
iofl must not admit itself 'impo
sing forces, matters by means of
enlt0, dSl.loii Surely there must be some
WCL together in a council of
T.nd amity these two great interests, out
.a,ndJ 'lLo n. hannier day of peace and
rf .inn a day that will make for moro
Wind Sappiness in living and a more
"L K among all classes of men.
OleDlu . ... !-niHnnn nnn flflvise SOmG
igffie tribunal for adjusting tho differences'
ulireen capuai auu "
-.,. .. fi.A i,niir of test and trial for Amor-
J to her prowess and strength, and the
CJ. UJ "" 1 nnlr1nra alio rloTTW
'S!? J nAnP.P.non of liberty and jus-
Ice Let not her influence as a mediator be
ween capital and labor be weakened-by her
.1 mi,, in Rfittlo matters of purely domes-
Ic concern ho proclaimed to tho world. Thero
ire those in this country who threaten direct
action to force their win upon a majority.
,( frwinv with its blood and terror, is a
MMnt nhipot ips.qon of the nower of minorities.
It makes little difference what minority it is;
whether capital or labor, or any otuer mass;
m snrf nf nrivileEes will over be permitted
h dominate this country. Wo are a partner
ship or nothing that is worth while, we are
k dpmnnranv. where the majority are the mas
kers, or all the hopes and purpose's of- the men
who founded this government have been de
bated aiid forgotten.
In America there is but one way by which
peat reforms can bo accomplished and tho
relief sought by classes obtained, and that is
throueh the nrderlv processes of representative
government. Those who would prbpose any
other method of reform are enemies to this
country. America will not be daunted by
threats nnr Insn hrr rnmnnsiirrt nr calmness in
these distressing times. We can afford, in the
midst of this day of passion and unrest, to
be self-contained and sure. Tho instrument
of all reform in America is the straight road
of justice to all classes and conditions of .men.
Men llflVfl hnf fn f11rtTT flita onoil f"k M!)H7(
tllft fllll fpilHimt rt Mintr. n1tnfn .1 -n A nlirnnCQC
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Let those heware who would take the shorter
roaa or disorder and revolution. The right
road is the road of justice and orderly process,
PRESSURE ON GERMANY
The American nnhlln. w fiilulr will find it
Wher difficult to understand why the sinking
m the German fleet siimiiri vo vioiri in -tnstifv
J military advance of the" allies farther into
By tllrtt Hnrf rvP 1: xi. j-x ! n !,
J0,?? miSht lrins about an expedition to
Bf Ril'n Gernians had sailed tho fleet out
"i OCapa Flow lmnlc Tv., 11
bnCtePnl!h!? as a threatening and provocative act;
leaves Bit6 fIeet's destruction, especially as it
trMei " uu""ubcu as ever aa imu-
i iress of tho seas.
mpathiL ni Americans, except, extremists
iCsurlL11. demand tuat.Ge.r"
I Educed morniTnJT , ?l ler already drastically
llveroii T ,, uippmg oecause warsmps
th's coimf . Ae ,allies were made away with. In
i ttink a vol i ., uot considered wise, and we
jsofthonn, ,ential body f British opinion
! dustrial ami ent Ple restoration of their in--seriousiv
an,c al health. We cannot take
ar now or fw tU,at tney wil1 DSIn another
tbn n " Ur l,lat, denlGtOfl a tliAirfirn nf thifl
Sources ? ' JnuuIons, and other essential
ot their unJtnK 8rn warre, to say nothing
they const t,,f politIcal and social condition.
We can a erIus threat to France,
penological S?,!lowajlce or ai abnormal
he tendency n,dmn among the French; yet
mea win; n 1Gir eovernment to go to ex-
il Germany seems "to us ;ono,, which
PJRBSIDENTJLU, SPROUTING BKA80N
will produce unfortunato effects, postpone tho
return of that stabilization of European rela
tions which is so urgently sought by us all,
and prepare the way for another war. Chicago
ANGELES' EXECUTION A TRAGEDY
The execution of General Angeles deprived
Mexico of the greatest man who has appearod in
Mexico for maw years. It was a tragedy a
loss to the United States as well as his own
country, for he was a friend to our nation. Tho
press dispatches report him as saying, during his
"Our great neighboring nation, headed by its
great president, Mr. Wilson, has only the kind
liot feeling for us and our wolfare. It is often
said hero that the AmcA'icau army is a non
entity. "Though true that its former army was of
little importance, its present army is one of tho
greatest in existence. It embodies all of the
flower and young, clean blood of the nation."
Angeles quit the Villa movement before Co
lumbus, N. M., raid of 101C. He referred to tho
raid during his trial.
"A most dastardly attempt against the United
States was made in the attack upon Columbus,"
he said. " A town belonging to a great friendly
nation was attacked. Men, women and chil
ojoav soScnno joino puu pajopjnui ojoav n.iop
committed. We showed ourselves to the whole
world for while the American is clean in mind,
body and environment, we are absolutely and
"General Pershing, whom the majority regard
only as a trespasser on our soil, is one of the
foremost generals of this day."
Ever since General Angeles was brought to
Chihauhau ho had considered his fate settled,
according to thoso who visited him in his coll.
To all ho said his main hope and thought was
to publicly say "something that would not leave
my memory blackened and dishonor my children."
LAFOLLETTE CALLS RAIL BILL
A Washington dispatch, dated Dec. 10, says:
Attacking the Cummins railroad bill as a meas
ure especially designed to help the roads with
their return to private operation, Senator La
Follette, republican, of Wisconsin declared in
the senate todaylhat its enactment would "con
stitute the greatest stain on legislation m the
hislorv of the American nation.
-There Is nowhere in this bill one clause in
the interest of the people," said Senator La
Follette! who charged that the measure 3 sough
some months ago 1 hat if he ever g
bill working the Per0SJtnng after another,
Btand that life was Just one tmn that
now comes to the fore i wt n a
the only way to reduce tne t &n Jn-
wor and save, and i,5cS proposition. A
dividual and . "JNebraska primaries
g?S beelat tZZ nation.
VOR ONCtt MR. 1JRYAN 13 RK7HT
TlrllJlil,,t0r.tani that W6 Cln KrM W,th ',n-
liryan, but ho ha turned up at lant vth soma
thing worth while. "The pnrty which "
Jilting upon unrewonable demand makes the
treaty a vlUl issue in next yar'a cumpalgn will
Invito the wrath of tho rotern."
We believe that to b true.
Of courje the ijueBUon arises, "What are un
reasonable demands?" By implication, at leant,
Mr. Bryan mentions two. One concern the
much disputed Article X. He find no dfflteulty
wilh it whatever. He says that the language
or the covenant left no doubt and this is ab
solute fad as to the right of each nation to
decide whether it would follow the advice of
the league, and tho reservation merely asserts
tho authority of congress alono to declare war.
Having admitted that congress cannot be de
prived of this power, the democrats are la no
position, he says, to go to the country lit op
position to the reservation.
On the other hand, It is unreasonable to in
sist upon the preamble by which three of the
powers must accept the reservations In writing.
"Acfuio.cence in the reservations is much
easier for the other nations and Just as effec
tive in protecting our rights."
Mr. Bryan apparently bolievos that the re
publicans should cut out the .preamble, and that
the democrats should accopt tho reservations.
And for onco Tho Inquirer stands on common
ground with him. Philadelphia Inquirer.
LV THE OHIO CAMPAIGN
Another factor of tremendous help to tho
drys was tho tour of WlD'am Jennings Bryan
and Col Dan Morgan Smith. Bryan did the
hardest campaigning of his strenuous life in
this year's Oh'o battle. Kor 20 days, most of
them rainy days, he went up and down the statu
making four and five speeches to the throngs
which crowded to hoar him.
Never was Mr. Bryan more effective and con
vincing. He tore to shreds tho soph'stries of
the brewers. He sounded tho alarm. He
urged action, lie never rested. He got rosulU.
He left a trail of dry enthusiasm evarywhsro
and ho made the voters resolvo not to havo
Ohio disgraced by a wot victory.
Scarcely less effective was Col. Smith one
of tho heroes of tho World War. Ho was hoard
by tens of thousands and his patriotic utterances
found an echo in all who had tho pleasure of
hearing him. The returned soldiers know ho
was ono of them and they were with h'm in bat
tling Hun influence here as thoy battlod taa
Hun "over there." American Issue. ,
AN AMERICAN WOMAN IN PARLIAMENT
By a majority of 1,064 over both of her op
ponents Lady Astor becomes a member of tho
British parliament and authorized to wear her
hat during solemn sessions if she wants to. She
has shown a disposition to do what she wants
to do and others have shown a disposition to lot
her do it, as this large majority of more than
5,000 votos over her leading opponent shows.
Lady Astor was Miss Nannie, or Nancy, Lang
horne of Virginia, and so she not only bocomos
the first woman member of parliament, but an
American woman momber at that. Her cam
paign methods had quite the American flavor
and seem to have suited the British palate very
well. She was accused of bribing the voters by
being good to thern, a somewhat intangible
crime and one which it might not do other can
didates harm to emulate. She had a sharp
tongue of ready wit, but with no vltrol in it,
and this carried her far with the voters, who
appreciate the readiness with which she turned
against her opponents the barbed shafts they
shot at her. St. Louis Globc-DemocraL
KENYON AND BRYAN TALK
(From the Hot Springs. Ark., New Era.)
Great American Issues were presented to the
people of Hot Springs at tho auditorium theatre
last night by two of the nation's most promin
ent statesmen. Both Senator William S. Ken
yon, of Iowa, and Colonel William Jennings
Brlyan, former secretary of state In President
Wilson's cabinet, are keenly interested In pres
ent problems . which confront America at this
time and both are well informed as to condi
tions In the United States. These two statesmen
gave highly Interesting and Instructive addressee
to the people of this community. The joint
speaking was under tho ausplcea of the Busi
ness Men's Loague.
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