least twenty people have been killed. This is going to be a matter for discussion in the French Parliament today,
and the Director of the State Railway will be called upon to speak. He will be cross-examined as to the condition
of the railroad and as to what caused the accident, and there will be a heated argument. I am filled with wonder
and surprise to notice what interest and excitement has been aroused throughout the whole country on account
of the death of twenty people, while they remain cold and indifferent to the fact that thousands of Italians, Turks,
and Arabs are killed in Tripoli! The horror of this wholesale slaughter has not disturbed the Government at all!
Yet these unfortunate people are human beings too.
persons there is none? They are all men, they all belong to the family of mankind, but they are of other lands and
races. It is no concern of the disinterested countries if these men are cut to pieces, this wholesale slaughter does
not affect them! How unjust, how cruel is this, how utterly devoid of any good and true feeling! The people of these
other lands have children and wives, mothers, daughters, and little sons! In these countries today there is hardly a
house free from the sound of bitter weeping, scarcely can one find a home untouched by the cruel hand of war.
much nobler would it be! How much better if they would live like a flock of doves in peace and harmony, instead of
being like wolves and tearing each other to pieces.
in direct opposition to His laws; if he were spiritually minded such a line of conduct would be impossible to him. If
only the laws and precepts of the prophets of God had been believed, understood and followed, wars would no
longer darken the face of the earth.
help and succour these misguided ones. Pray that He will grant them spiritual understanding and teach them tolerance
and mercy, that the eyes of their minds may be opened and that they may be endued with the gift of the spirit. Then
would peace and love walk hand in hand through the lands, and these poor unhappy people might have rest.
things and cries aloud—may this cry reach other hearts!