The Reply Of One Word

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SI LOUIS POST-OISPATCH Founded by JOSEPH PULITZER Dec It, 1S78. Tnblished by the Pulitzer Publishing Co, Tvxlfth and Olive Streets. POST-DISPATCH CIRCULATION Average for entire year, 8UXDAY 361 JIM DAILY AUD SUNDAY 134.59. THE PLAT- POST-DISPATCH FORM I know that my retirement will make no difference in It cardinal principles, that It will always fight for progress and reform, never tolerate Injustice or corruption, always fight demagogues of all parties, never belong to any party, always oppose privileged classes and pobllo plunderers, never lack sympathy with the poor, always remain devoted to the public welfare, never be satisfied with merely printing news, always be drastically Independent, never be afraid to attack wrong, whether by predatory plutocracy or predatory poverty. JOSEPH PULITZER. April 10, it07. LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE. Forewarned Is Forearmed-To the Editor of tha rost-Dfapatch. Your editorial of Sept. 7. In reference to the valuation of the street railways by the Public Service Commission, is both pointed and pertinent; yet, after all, if the commission does this, is that not a confession of the inaccuracy of 'Valuations" previously made? And if another is made, how is the public to know that THE REPLY OF ONE WORD. a titi . fArmai ctfltA ntnr sueeests a "non-bind- inir" discussion of peace. Germany has again offered Belgium a separate peace on terms stipulating many ob ligations on the part of Belgium to Germany dui none nn the nart of Germany to wronged Belgium. One single hyphenated word Is the answer to all such overtures of Impudence Brest-Litovsk. In the new light on how the Deace of shame that dragged the Russian name In the dust was brought about, proffers to the other enemies of Prussianism are a mockery. Original docu ments and photographs of other documents have come into the possession of the United States Government whose sinister text should be read immediately after the latest Hun plans for ending the war. They show the abject Lenine-Trotzky junta working the will of the war machine as servilely, though more secretly, in Russia as avowed agents in Belgium receiving German officers to command Russian troops. Installing German bureaucrats as official advisers of the Cabinet departments, sending to allied countries German spies safeguarded by Russian passports, a possibility of peril that should be looked by the Governments of those allied countries. The presumption of bribery is of course made most strong by the disclosures of activity in the German interest But the charge Is not left to rest on mere presumption. Documents show the clandestine payment through Swedish banks of $25,000,000 in gold to Lenine and Trotzky and J2.500.000 more to enable them to bribe the Red Guard. The mere suspicion of action in a foreign interest sufficed for the downfall of the most powerful leaders during the French Revolution. It explains some of the bloodiest work of the guillotine. What will be the effect of these disclosures based on fact in Russia? Whatever the effect there, we know what the effect will be in the allied countries. What responsible citizen of those countries, to say nothing of responsible officials, will receive the peace tenders with anything but scorn? What pacifist can afford to receive them without at least the appearance of scorn? asa

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  1. St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
  2. 16 Sep 1918, Mon,
  3. Page 14

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