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
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
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
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.
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
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.