June 19, 1919

 

 


Why Great Britain Desires the League of Nations.

  IT WILL be remembered that Great Britain controls one-fifth of the earth's surface. It is said that the "sun never sets upon the possessions of the British Empire." Our Anglo-Saxon brethren of the British Isles are just now pestered with the growlings of discontent heard in India, Egypt, and Ireland. We may also look, in the near future, for an insurrection in South Africa. Thank God for the discontent. Let the world be free.  Read the subjoined article from the pen of Truman Tally and you will understand why Lloyd George flatters Woodrow Wilson and agrees to making Wilson president of the world, provided the aforesaid Wilson shall commit the United States to the nefarious proposition that American boys shall be sacrificed in the wars of the future in order to preserve "the territorial integrity" of all the English dominated countries. I have no doubt but that England would pay Wilson's expenses in his royal entourage throughout the United Slates in the effort to lead the American people into the snare of ratifying the Covenant of the League of Nations. If the American people submit and follow the leadership of Woodrow Wilson in this matter they will not deserve to he free. But they will suffer a fearful penalty in the blood of their sons and the sacrifices of the products of their toil. Read what Truman Tally says, and judge for yourself.

London. May 16 --- Three distinct situations exist present in the British Empire which are seriously militating against the early pleasure of many thousands of England's soldiers, who, under the previously announced scheme of demobilization should be in civilian attire. These situations are Ireland, Egypt and India.
   The government is not quite what eventualities may bring in these three troubled areas. Ireland, always a menace, is now much more after the sojourn there of Frank P. Walsh's mission, an element in the tangled problem that has, according to the British press, added immeasurably to the burden on the shoulders of those attempting to uphold law and order and the integrity of the United Kingdom. We still hear of shootings, riots, censorships, restricted areas and military zones throughout Ireland, and the military intention, so far as it is possible see that Lord French does not want for fresh troops or more troops on an instant's notice.
   Egypt is more quiet just now than it has been for some time but the dispatch of an investigation committee, as announced by Lord Curzon, leads observers to wonder whether it will be found necessary to maintain a larger military hold upon the district. That the tumultuous situation there has subsided for the moment does not encourage the theory that it will not be revived and as a result, it is stated on excellent authority, that sufficient troops are being held in readiness. However, every effort is being made to enlist older men to fill the places of those who are entitled to demobilization.
   The Indian war cloud has risen again, but through its varying haze it is impossible to discern just what military steps, on a large scale, will have to be taken The uprisings there found many thousands of soldiers on the eve of demobilization; but when


 


the situation described to them they patriotically agreed to stay until a more opportune time for quitting. When new forces can be formed and dispatched to India these men will be released but there again arises another delay in releasing "the duration of the war" men, for raising a volunteer farce takes many weeks.
   There is little doubt that all men in the present forces can be released in a few months, but months are years in peace times, when the great war is past and families and employers are anxiously awaiting the return of the men.
  The total number of men detained in the service because of the three fields of danger is not available, but it is said to be large. However, the official view is expressed that military operations in all those areas will be on a basis similar to that employed with the Russian situation-a volunteer force of men who prefer soldiering to other trades and professions.

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