The Cushing Independent (Cushing, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 6, 1917 Page: 2 of 8
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WHERE WOUNDED AMERICAN SOLDIERS WILL BE CARED FOR
Has Ampie Power to Handk Mal-
contents, Says Attorney
SACRIFICES MUST BE MADE
Called Upon to Break Witt
Friends mnd Knidred Ai Thoee
Otd Who Secured Liberties
\<-u t « at -he Waller BM Manorial hospital Mtr WisUogTon. D. C- for the reeeptioc
^ on rh* la Franc*. T w«tyftv« tniidtags hare b«t> er*«*d rworJy. T^ey are ooejrtory
Ugh aod ar of «o*d. harlaj. «rr««ed porefcea rasing around th«^ A feature of i^e
tin? bail<brz for T+^-T:'-T-ir~:.<*i In ttU departmeot v>;d:«?r lost Their anas. <5«s or possibly tbe^r
eyaright *111 te «!t«j ia*tmtni.yc ur^>r trained b« la various occupations that they may be eaabied to makeji
living. _ _ . - - - - -
SOUTHERN PINE MILLS ARE WORKING DAY AND NIGHT
Tlie Southern pine mills are developing Into one of the most important ffctni4 It the war. Their output la being
tripled and (hey nre working day nnd night turning out lumber for the construction of the government a emergency
fleet The photograph gives a night view of one of the large mills somewhere In the South. «*-
"POWER EGG" OF ZEPPELIN
WASHING SHOES OF FRANCE'S SOLDIERS
K This Is one of the "power eggs" of
the great new type Zeppelin that was
brought down In France nlmost Intnct
recently. These gondolas, strutted out
frotn the sides of the nlrshlp, carried
the air screws, and In ench was a
fnechonlc as well as the engine.
My THOMAS W. GREGORY,
Attorney General of the United States.
The sporadic activities of a few agi-
tators who. led by good or bad motive*.
b~ak to hamper our work la the war
Jattify me as the chief law officer of
tbe executive branch of the govern-
ment in calling attention to the duties,
moral and legal, of all persona owing
tez;i«rary or permanent allegiance to
the United States.
Tbe German government began this
war by a contemptuous breach of Its
formally piignted faith made In solemn
treaty and from the btginning until
now has more than made good this
ominous earnest of its intention and
temper. The president has shown ua
how one by one, as opportunity offered,
the safeguards which ci vilizatioo has
been able during the centuries to throw
around neutrals and the nonfighrlng
people of warring nations were ruth-
lessly torn down; how patient and long-
suffering remonstrance and request
were met by fair words, and fairer
promises made only to be broken.
We all know as but sober fact, plainly
stated, that the Imperial government
has allowed no rule of war. no prin-
ciple of civilisation, no consideration
of humanity, no teaching of Christian-
ity to stand between It and the work-
ing out of Its Illegal purposes. For
half a century that government has '
schemed and prepared to dominate the
world by 1>lood and Iron." For half
a century the officials of the Imperial
government, from the kaiser down,
including even the teachers of their
children, have prostituted the minds
of their youth until the whole people
has been led to a toleration. If not ap-
proval, of th« hideous outrages and
barbarities practiced by that govern-
ment In this war. While yet we were
neutral, struggling to keep free from
the conflict, the representatives of .that
government in this country planned
to destroy our factories and our rail-
roads, forged our public papers, de-
' reived us when convenient, violated
our hospitality and our sovereignty,
while they plotted against our territo-
rial Integrity; they deliberately and
; with malice and affronting forewarn-
ing drowned our helpless women and
babes and declared a public holiday
that their own Innocent children might
celebrate the murder.
Seek to Rule.
They have bombarded unfortified
towns and bombed the unprotected
homes of their foes, taking their toll of
wounded and dead from the aged and
infirm, the young and the helpless.
They have made barren desert of the
garden spots of the earth; they have
needlessly pillaged and willfully
burned towns; they have reduced to
siavery men, women and children;
they have wrecked and torn asunder
pie. ezerciBsg tb«4r coostinitkKai duty
and with a realising sets* of their
great respoos<b£ity. arnxxsaced ia Jotat
resofwti-oo That the sate of war be-
tween the United Sates and the Im-
perial German government which has
been thrust upon the United States 1a
hereby formally declared," and that
-to bring the conflict to a successful
termination all the iwutu of the
coactry are hereby pledged.™
This is onjr proeise to those we help.
ocr warning and threat to those we
fight. Oar own fair tame Is bound
up ia this pledge. Our botor demands
that it be met to the full measure.
Frets the time congress and the presi-
dent thus spoke for as it became the
duty. moral and legal, of each of us
to abate nothing that lay within his
power to make oar pledge gr-rf.L What-
ever oar views, whatever oar sympa-
thies heretofore had been, the quarrel
was now oar qaarreJ, and we mast be
trae to It la order to be true to oar-
selvej. That this meant that some at
as most break with cherished memo-
ries. with friends, home, and kindred,
cannot matte*. So broke oar fathers,
who gave us oar liberties; so must
we break to preserve them. Tbe man
who is ucwilling to make that sacrifice
ti unworthy the liberties he envoys and
Is unwelcome in our midst. The sov-
ereign people of the United States have
willed that our every available re-
source of men and industry mast play
Its part in winning this war, and no
Had To Give Up
Wm Ala««t Frs«ti« Witfc tfce Psi«
s i Safleriaf of Kibey Cm-
Mn Lydia Sheater, ISSs Mirjaret
Sc, Franxicrd, P* . mji: A«rv
«d mr cd«T treble. My ba<*
to '•-- iXA J-"' fvre asd -*3Aj
-o-jau and became rwouem *a4
pezsfal tad K ftit as if
• -*« were ttxkmf in-
to tae=_ 1 £a*i-7 had
to pye sp a&d *«:
fro= bad V3 wesaa.
"Hy tu±*er didn't
act ngst aad the aecr*-
twej were «eanty and
liauum. I had aw-
fol d-rry sf-flli vbai ev-
etTthiiii before me turn-
ed bia*k; cat tine I
eocSdn't sea for twesty cucatea. Aw
W pam ia tzj head set me a!ro«t
frt&ue tad I was «o nerroua, I eooida t
rtaad the I-east noise. How I nfferad!
Often I didn't care whether I lived or
~I eooldn't sleep ea a«oHit of the
terrible pais* ia my back and scad.
Xothing irmril to <£ me a bit of cood
catd I began taking Doam'i Kidney
PilU. I eooid socn see they were help-
ing me; the backseha staoped, mr fc<i-
cer* were regulated and I ao locger
had any diszy *>eil or rheciastic pains
I still Doan't oeeasooany snd
thev keep cj kidneyt in good health."
-Svom to before ""
T. W. CASS ID'
-ifvr->rn to bef<,-~
SsIDY, J1L, Kotary Public.
FOSTER-milbfrn CO, BUFFALO. N. T.
for personal hygiexe
DiasohaJ ia watar for
to your Grocerman
Thomas W. Gregory. nnni
tf he tries to pet over on
bead Is too.high or too low to wish to nothing "just as
escape the heavy hand of our sover- ' good as"
elgn necessity. M I'M ia ■■
No Half-Measures In Futura. Dg#] PrQCC Rflll R|||0
I have spoken thus far, not of the VI WV wmwmw
legal penalties which attach to obstruc-
tion and disloyalty to this government,
but of the broad political and moral j
elements of our situation and of the
considerations of Integrity and honor
which must Impel us to loyalty to our
cause and compel our active aid and
support. I have done this because
after all our safety lies not In penal
statutes, but In a realizing sense of a
righteous cause, a firm resolution to do
our full duty, and understanding
that we fight for the liberties of our-
selves, our families and our posterity.
I have purposely moved slowly and
with caution in looking the strong
arm of the law for seeming disloyalty,
believing that more mature considera-
In tbe words of the immortal Josh
Billings—"There aint no sich thing."
There ia positively nothing as good
as. or equal to E£D CEOt>S B T.Ti
BLUE for producing cl"th<* of such
white purity as bring a blush to new
inej nave wrvucu buu w*" iu^ iu*h
families with a system diabolical in ti on would show the occasional aglta-
lts efficiency. | tor that he was wrong and the rest of
Linseed oil is the most important
vegetable oil in the production of
glycerin for explosives.
s efficiency. tor that ne was wrong ana me rest ui _ , „• g
As the war has gone on, the nltimate us were right. However, I shall not be Says Black-Draught Lured illiB Ot
rn r.f th imrrf>rial Eovenunent has half-measured in undertaking the con- ti- t LI .£ n V..~
Eighty Years on an Island.
* The houses, with their Moorish
styled Venetian blind* over henvy bnl-
conles, were nn echo of old Portugal.
Don Osnr escorted u* to the hou*e
of Jain<-M Mnckny. Rrltlsh vice consul,
whoso kindly help to various needy na-
tionals hns cnused him to he known
throughout the Azores ns "the Consul
of Europe;" to which should be add
«1. "nnd the United Stfites," soys
Charles W. Furlong, writing of his
visit to the lslnnd of Flores of the
Azores group, lie appeared In n
frock coat nnd top lint—the only one
I saw hi Flores. During his fourscore
yean nnd over he left lh«- Island but
once^_f,y accident. American whalers
and long voyage vessels from flood (
Hope nnd Capo Horn lay ofT here |
when short of provisions. During n
vIMt aboard one of these a northwest
gale suddenly sprang up. making his
return Impossible, nnd In ten days he
found himself In England, but In three
more he took the first vessel back, and
here he hns been ever since.
Early Morning Sprinters.
"There Is keen rivnlry out our way."
"Tell me the particulars."
"Two suburbanites are trying to set-
tle the speed championship. Their
homes nre the same distance from the
"One clslms he «ovirs the distance
1n three minutes and four-fifths. His
swiftest competitor snys It can't be
done under four minutes flat."
This young French woman Is engaged In one of the lowly but necessary
occupations connected with warfare. She is wsshlng the mud from the shoes
of the soldiers who are defending her country from the German hordes. This
tssk keeps many hundreds of girls busy all the time.
COUNT MINOTTO AND HIS AMERICAN WIFE
Count James Minotto, who less than tw years ago married Miss Ida May
Swift, daughter of Louis Swift, the mllll nalr« Chicago packer, has been
arrested by federal agents, being suspected of pro-Oerman activities. Tha
count claims to bo an Italian dtlaoo and tatted the cbargw against him.
aim of the Imperial government has
become more and more clear. Drunk
with the sense of its own power and
its asserted superiority. It has pro-
posed to secure a dominating position
for itself and for Its system over the
entire world. Nowhere yielding to the
people their rightful powera, and
everywhere seeking to uphold autoc-
racy and despotism, It has shown its
Intention to perpetuate absolute gov-
ernment of which it admittedly Is the
! head and front. Its "kultur" is
' nvowed to be the acme of human good-
ness and endeavor, and Is ft boert the
i rnlershlp of the world, gained by force
! and arms.
! The world roust fight to preserve
Itself. Of this there can be no doubt.
Kings Against Peoples.
Heretofore, save In rare cases, war
has been a flgbt between armies; but
this war, becauao of the Initial prepar-
ation for it by an autocracy which
prostituted a whole mighty nation to
Its purpose is a contest between peoples
themselves. -It is correspondingly in-
tense and relentless. The march of
events shows that it Is now a war of
system—kings against peoples. If
our enemy win, kings vrt',1 dominate
the world, because no democracy fights
with or for them. The Prussian auto-
crat and the brutal Turk will impose
upon us their wills, tell us what we
may do, what we may not do, and the
horrors and atrocities of Belgium and
• Armenia leave no douBt what this
Thus our own very lite came to be
bound up in the outcome of this war
long before we entered it, and even
years before the war broke. To the
man of vision it is as clear as sunlight
that the nlm and the plan of the Im-
perial government was and Is to con-
quer the world, nation by nation. It
was first to defeat France and Russia,
next to dominate Great Britain, and
with Europe at Its feet to turn to
America. "Kultur" and the German
•word were to rule around the world.
Congress Gave Pledge.
With all this before them coograH,
half-measured in undertaking the con-
trol of those who persist In their dis-
loyalty and schemings against the gov-
ernment and its purposes.
The federal government Is not pow-
erless to handle such malcontents.
Amongst other offenses. It can prose-
cute those who willfully make or con-
vey false reports or false statements,
when the United States Is at war, with
Intent to interfere with the operation
or success of the military or naval
forces of the federal government, or
to promote the success of our country's
enemies; also those who willfully
cause, or attempt to cause. Insubordi-
nation, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal
of duty, or willfully obstruct the re-
cruiting or enlistment service of the
United States; also those who im-
HU Trouble* of 12 Years
ScottvUle, N. C.—Mr. James Dick-
son, an old resident of this place, and
Civil War Veteran, recently made the
following statement: "I am 67 yeaia
old, and am an old soldier of the war
of '61. I had constipation for 12
years. The doctors said I would
never be any better, but now I can
tell them better. I had taken dollars
and dollars' worth of blood tablets, but
they got bo they didn't do me modi
imiea Cu,ira. — Then I got to taking jour Black.
pede, obstruct or prevent the execu- Draught, and I had not taken one full
tion of the laws of the United States; package until I found that It relieve*
also those who undertake to overawe ^ constipation. I took two or three
In nor- package8t and it has cured me, end 1
the officers of the United States in per-
forming their duties either by direct
Intimidation or threats, or by injuring
their persons or property; also those
who engage In seditious conspiracies
to overthrow or levy war against the
government or forcibly oppose Its au-
New Laws Give Power.
The recently enacted espionage act
Is designed, among other things, to
punish spies, regulate the use of the
malls, and punish thoae who abuse
Th **ovistons of the selective-draft
act provide punishment for those who
fall or refuse to register, or hinder or
obstruct the enforcement of that act.
Treason (defined by the Constitu-
tion as consisting only In levying war
against the United States, or In ad-
hering to their enemies, giving them
aid and comfort) Is punishable by
death, and the other offenses men-
tioned by severe and Just penalties.
The federal government can find in
existing statutes and others now pend-
ing before congress powers to handle
any situation likely to arise because
of the 111-advtaed activities of disloyal
praise it to all of my friends."
Thousands of people In the past TO
years have found help for constipa-
tion In the use of Thedford's Black-
Draught Many families keep Black-
Draught In the house all the time, and
use It at the least sign of constipation.
Indigestion, biliousness, or other liver
Black-Draught is purely vegetable
reliable and without bad after-effect*
Good for young and old. Get a pack-
age from your druggist today, and
take a dose tonight You will feel bet-
ter tomorrow. Price 25c a package.
Costs only one cent a dose.—Adv.
A multitude of smacks follow In the
wake of courtship.
METj22 iirlM l*5r TlrtfEftt.
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