The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 27, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 12, 1917 Page: 2 of 10
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PRESIDENT ASKS CONGRESS TO SAY
WAR STATE EXISTS WITH GERMANY
THE CLIPPER, HENNESSEY. OKLAHOMA ■
BUSINESS VEN UNDERGOING VOLUNTARY MILITARY TRAINING Hfl[) CAPITAL OF $400
Wants Nation to Help the
Entente Allies Whip
AUTOCRACY WORLD MENACE
Amcrica Enters the Struggle to
Aid in Saving Freedom for
Washington.—In wlmt hns been de-
scribed on all sl<lcs ns one of the great
state papers of American history,
President Wilson addressed the senate
and hovise in joint session Monday
night and asked for a declaration of a
state of war with Germany.
He based his assertions that the
kaiser's government is already con-
ducting hostilities against the 1 nltcd
States on Germany's unrestricted sub-
marine warfare, on the widespread and
destructive German spy system In tills
country—which has destroyed prop-
erty and sought to intrigue Mexico and
Japan against us—and on the bloody
nmbltlon of Prussian autocracy to do-
mlnate the world of self-governing
And to the end that this autocratic
power may be defea'ted and the safet>
of peace-loving nations assured, Mr.
Wilson called upon congress to em-
ploy all the resources of the United
States to whip Germany. lie urged
entire co-operation with the entente
allies with men, money and supplies,
and he recommended the recruiting of
the regular army and National Guard
to more than half a million and the
raising of an additional fiOO.OOO mili-
tary force by applying a univer-
sal service law.
Most notable In the president's ad
dress was the section devoted to an
Indictment of Prussian autocracy and
professional militarism, lie said:
Our object now Is to vindicate tlie
principles of pence and of justice in
the life of the world as against selfish
nnd autocratic power and to set up
amongst the really free and self gov-
erned peoples of the world such a con-
cert of purpose and of action as will
henceforth insure the observance of
Neutrality Not Feasible.
Neutrality Is no longer feasible or
desirable when the peace of the world
Is Involved and the freedom of its
peoples, and the menace to that peace
and freedom lies In the existence of au-
tocratic governments backed by organ-
ized force which Is controlled wholly
by their will, not by the will of their
people. We have seen the last of neii
trnllty in such circumstances.
We are at the beginning of an age
In which It will be Insisted that the
same standards of conduct and of re
sponslbillty for wrong done shall be ob-
served among nations and their go\-
ernments that are observed among the
Individual citizens of civilized states.
No Quarrel With People.
We have no quarrel with the German
people. We have no feeling toward
them but one of sympathy and friend-
ship. It was not upon their Impulse
that their government acted in enter-
ing this war. It was not with their
previous knowledge or approval.
It was war determined upon as wars
used to be determined on in the old.
unhappy days when peoples were no-
where consulted by their rulers and
wars were provoked and waged in the
interest of dynasties or of little groups
of ambitious men who were accustomed
to use their fellow men as pawns and
A steadfast concert for peace can
never lie maintained except by n part-
nership of democratic nations. No au-
tocratic government could be trusted to
t<ecp faith within it or observe its cov- i
( Hants. It must be a league of honor. ,
partnership of opinion.
Only free peoples can hold their j
purpose and their honor steady to a
common end and prefer the interests ;
of mankind to any narrow Interest of
lines not evi ry American feel 1 hat |
assurance has been added to our
hope for the future pence of the
world by the wonderful and henrb n
lug things that have been happening j
within the lasi few weeks In Russia? I
Intrigued Against National Unity.
One of the tilings that have ser\ed
to convince us that the Prussian an |
toeracy was not and eould never in1 >
our friend is that from the very outset i
war It has filled our un-
mmunitles and even our
eminent with spies and
intrigues everywhere afoot
national unity of counsel,
\ ithln and without, our lu-
ll oar commerce.
t is now evident that its
spies were here even before the war
began; and it is unhappily not a mat-
ter of conjecture, but a fact proved
In our courts of justice that the in-
trigues which have more than once
come perilously near to disturbing the
pence and dislocating the industries of
the country have been carried on at
the Instigation, with the support, and
even undo? the personal direction of
official agents of the Imperial govern
merit accredited to the government of
the United States.
Would Act at Convenience.
Rut they huve played their part In
serving to convince us at last that the
government entertains no reul friend
ship for us and means to act against
our peace and security at its conven-
ience. That it means to stir up cue-
lilies against us at our very doors the
Intercepted nolo to the German minis- |
ter at Mexico City is eloquent evi-
We are accepting this rhallenge of .
hostile purpose because we know tha'
in such a government, following such
methods, we can never have a friend,
and that In the presence of its organ- j
izeil power, always lying In watt to ac- |
eomplish we know not what purpose, .
there can lie 110 assured security for
the democratic governments of the
We are now about to accept gage
of battle with this natural foe to lib-
erty and shall, if necessary, expend the
whole force of the nation to check and
nullify its pretensions and its power.
No False Prttense.
We are glad, now that we see the
facts with no veil or faise pretense
about them, to light thus for the ulti-
mate peace of the world and for the
liberation of Its people, the German
peoples Included; for the rights of na-
tions great and small, and the priv-
ilege of men everywhere to choose
their way of life and of obedience.
The world must be made safe for
democracy. Its peace must lie planted
upon tin' tested foundations of politi-
We desire 110 conquest, no dominion.
Wo seek no Indemnities for ourselves,
no material compensation for the sac-
rillce we shall freely make.
We are but one of the champions of
the rights of mankind. We shall be
satisfied when those rights have been
made as secure as the faith and the
freedom of nations can mifko them.
•lust because we tight, without ran-
cor and without selfish object, seek-
ing nothing for ourselves but what we
shall wish to share with all free peo-
ple's. we shall, 1 feel confident, conduct
our operation on belligerents without
1 passion and ourselves observe with
proud punctilio the principles of right
and of fair play we profess to he light-
Regarding the details of war meas-
ures, Mr. Wilson said:
"It will involve the utmost practi-
cal co-operation In counsel and action
with the governments now at war with
Germany and, as Incident to tiiat. the
extension to those governments of the
most liberal credit. In order that our
resources may be added to theirs.
"It will Involve the organization and
mobilization of all the material Re-
sources of the country to supply the
materials of war and serve the inci-
dental needs of the nation in the most
abundant nnd yet the most economical
and efficient way possible.
"It will Involve the immediate
equipment of the navy in all resj
l>ut particularly in supplying it
x- , 1 1... 11., 1 ins.!mi ss nun underiioing voluntary military training
This picture shows a number of New York ami l.iooklui
at Governor's island. Officers from the post are drilling the men.
MACHINE GUNS IN AMBUSH ON THE FRENCH FRONT
FRENCH FRONT IS NETWORK OF LIGHT RAILWAYS
of the | n> i
tin* best mean* of dealing with th
"It will involve the immediate a<hli
tion to the armed forces of the \ nited
States already provided for in case <•!
war at least ">00,(MR) men. who should. I
in my opinion, be eh 'sen upon the j
principle of universal liability to serv-
ice, and also the authorization of sub-
sequent additional increment of equal
force so soon :is they may be needed
and can be handled in training.
"It will involve the granting ade-
quate credits to the government, bus- 1
tained. I hope, so far as they can equi-
tably be sustained by the pn ^ent gen-
eration, by well conceived taxation.
... It seems to me that it would
be most unwise to have the <redit>
which will now be necessary entered
on borrowed money.
"We should interfere as little as
i possible . . . with the duty for it
will be a very practical duty—of sup-
plying the nations already at war with
Germany with the material which they
can obtain only from us."
Referring once more to the attitude
; of America toward the great German
people- as distinguished from the
wnrniad and blood-lusty autocracy, the
| president declared:
To Germans in America.
We are. lot me say agajn. the sin
core friends of the German people, ana
! shall desire nothing so much as the
! early re-establlshtncnt of intimate re-
1 Intlons of mutual advantage between
us, however hard it may be for them
for the time lie\ng to believe that this
I borne with their present government
I through all these bitter months be-
1 cause of that friendship, exercising li
| patience and forbearance which would
otherwise have been impossible.
We shall, happily, still have an op-
portunity to prove that friendship in
! our dally attitude and actions towaro 1
I the millions of men and women ot
(ierman birth nnd native sympathy
who live among us and share our life,
and we shall be proud to prove it to
ward all who are in fact loyal to thelt
neighbors nnd to the government in
the hour of test. They are, most of
tlietn, as true and loyal Americans as
if they had never known any other
fealty or allegiance. They will be
prompt to stand with ns In rebuking
and restraining the few who may be
of a different mind and purpose.
if there should be disloyalty it will
be dealt with with a tlrm hand of stern
repression, but, If It lifts head at all It
will lift It only here nnd there and
without countenance except from a
lawless and malignant few.
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In Six Years He Was Well Off
An Alberta farmer, who bad bor-
rowed from a loan company, in re-
mitting to them the last payment on
his mortgage, decided to give them the
hlstorv of his experience, on a Mani-
toba farm. It was that of many anoth-
er farmer, nnd for the benefit of those
who contemplate a change the liberty
Is taken of reproducing it.
•'I will give you here a brief sum-
mary of my experience since coming
here six years ago. I was a new hand
at farming, my trade being meat-cut-
ting and butchering. My capital was
$400, which was a first payment on
i my quarter section (100 acres). Most
of my stock, harness, Implements, etc.,
! were bought at sales, all "on time,"
necessarily. The buildings on the place
i were about as good as nothing and had
either to be rebuilt or replaced entirely.
j There were 20 acres broken, nnd very
i badly farmed, bringing poor returns
the first year." After mentioning a
number of mischances, he says: "In
spite of nil these druxvbncks, I have
| done well. I consider my farm worth
t $3,500 to ?-1.000. I have four head of
horses, 12 of cattle, over 400 purebred
Buff Orpington chickens and 125 tur-
I keys, besides implements, harness, etc.,
j to run my place. I have a well 17(1
feet deep with an Inexhaustible supply
of water. The well with pump cost
me $400. I have built a $125 chicken
house and put up nearly $50 worth of
poultry fencing; have built root cellars
to hold over 11,000 bushels of potatoes
and other vegetables. As to income, I
raise about ten acres of garden and
roots annually which net from $000 to
$1,000 total. I generally sell from
20 to 40 tons timothy hay which brinies
from $0 to $14 per ton. My grain Is
most all used on the farm except ti
few hundred bushels sold to the neigh-
bors for seed. My four milk cows bring
In from $50 to $S0 each (counting calf).
Last year 80 hens laid 000 dozen eggs
which averaged more than 25 cents a
dozen (I always work for winter egg
production). The surplus liens were
sold In spring, dressed at $1 each. My
turkeys average $2.50 each in fall. Ity
having vegetables to feed my young
cattle, the two-year-old steers bring
$75 each in spring."—Advertisement.
Remove fresh coffee stains by pour-
ing boiling water through the fabric*
I>r. Pierre's Pellets are best for liver,
bowels and stomach. One little l'ellet foe
i laxative—tliree for a. cathartic.—Ad*.
Even n tadpole can boast of Ills so-
cial position, for he is in the swim.
For sick headache, bad breath.
Sour Stomach antf
St .If the roads in the western war area now have light railways on either side over which the peculiar little
one of which i> shown here, transport Supplies ti the trenches.
SOLDIERS ENJOYING A SWIM
WOMAN JOINS THF. NAVY
^rw*' * ,,f
This stone swimming tank was built by the Zouaves two tulles in the rear
of the trenches.
UNITED STATES SUBMARINE TENDER
Miss Loretto Walsh, a twenty year-
old Philadelphia girl, has been sworn
in us chief yeoman nnd thus became
the first, woman in the t'nlted States
navy. Sh<- has been as igneU to re
Willie Pop, why did the people in
Columbus' time believe the world waa
imm — | round?
The Tallahassee, a submarine tender, a type of the United States navy's IN-p-Prlnclpally because they didn't
. „„„ think Columbus was on the souure.
floating submarine bases. '
Get a 10-cent box now.
No odds how bad your liver, stomach
or bowels; how much your head
aches, bow miserable and uncomfort"
able you are from constipation, Indiges-
tion, biliousness and siuggi.h bowels
—you always get the desired results
Don't let your stomach, liver and
bowels make you miserable. Take
Cascarets to-night; put an end to th«
headache, biliousness, dizziness, nerv-
ousness, sick, sour, gassy stomach,
backache and all other distress;
cleanse your insido organs of all the
bile, gases and constipated matter
which is producing the misery.
A 10-cent box means health, happi-
ness and a clear head for month*.
No more days of gloom and distrea*
If you will take a Cascaret now and
then. All stores sell Cascarets. Dont
forget the children—their little In-
nldes need a cleansing, too. Adv.
.Mi -oitrl lias joined the list of states
which maintain night schools for
idults In rural regions.
SOAP IS STRONGLY ALKALINE
and constant use will burn out th#
icalp. Cleanse the scalp by shampoo-
ing with "I.a Creole" Hair Dressing,
and darken, in the natural way, thosa
ugly, grizzly hairs. Price, $1.00.—Adv.
Dealers in cotton products In Chin*
estimate the HUfi-lt) crop at upward of
A MINISTER'S CONFESSION
Rev. W. H. Warner, Route 2, Myer
lile, Md„ writes: "My trouble was
iciaticn. My back was affected and
took the form of lumbngo, I also had
in my muscles,
pressure or sharp
™ ' pain on the top of
my head, aud nerv-
ous dizzy spells. I
had other symp-
„ toms showing my
Rev. W. 11. Warner kidneys were at
fault, so 1 took Dodd's Kidney Pill*
They were the means of saving my life.
I write to say that your medicine re-
stored me to perfect health." DODD'S
KIDNEY PILLS, 50c box. any atora.
□odd't Medicine Co., Buffalo, N. Y.—
~ <5* r>
Weight for weight, a uianlla rop«
« Just ubout 8s strong ti* ti Bteel oa*
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