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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (March 1, 1918)
VOL. 18, NO. 3
Hnlrreil nl tho PoBtoflftfo at Lincoln, Nebraska,
um HcconJ-claHH matter. '
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Tim COM.MONHH, LINCOLN, IVKII.
The third Liborty bond issue is to be floated
in tho near future. Polish up your bank ac
count and be roady for it.
So long as there is stf much nons6nsical buy
ing on tho part of the persons temporarily en
trusted with money it ,v(Ill be impossible to stop
Sir Edward Carson resigned from the English
cajjinot six weo'.s ago 'or the avowed purpose
of bringing harmony to Iroland. Sir Edward
has not yet resumed ' is place in the cabinet.
Tho durlouo tliliifjo that people do aro a con
stant source of perplexity. Th(fre was a man in
tho olllco tho other day who claimed ho actually
knew where a livery barn could, be found in
Wo road in the newspapers that tho Russian
peasant is called a moujilc. Of course, it is dif
ficult to control one's temper so as to make a
nice choice of language as things now are in Rus
sia, but it scarcely seems righ". to go that far.
Tho production of pork at the Ch'cago pack
ing houses, says a recent news report, fell off
during tho past week. "Which would seem to in
dicate that all of tho available sources of sup
ply around tho packing houses offices at least
"were not exhausted.
One roason why the great German offensive
had not boon started at least at tho time that
this paragraph was bdhig written was tho op
position of a number of German general staff
officers. That will bo nothing to the opposition
it will And if it ever does get started.
Senator Gallinger is "aid to carry about wjth
him a very sad and perplexed countenance ever
since tho day whon tho price of wool started go
ing upward regardless of the fact that the re
publican party had not had an opportunity to fix:
up Schedule K to his liking.
Back in 1806 tho newspapers had a lot of fun
, with tho fan who insisted the thing to do was to
, repeal tho Gresham Imv of economics, but that
; doesn't sound at all funny now whon we see how
i easy it is for so many not highly esteemed cit
( izens to repeal the law o supply and demand
whenever it interferes with their profiteering.
Surgeon Goneral Gorgas has given his cor
, tificato to tho fact that Camp Cody is an excel
lent and hoalthful place to train soldiers ' Ho
has been challenged by several congressmen
who have had letters from men whoso relays
had word from boys who were at Funston and
who heard from men sent to Cody that thineS
were not as they should be. The fact that the
Burgeon general made an examination of
camp is not, in he eyes of congress, in these
' maftVe8tlSati0nS: t0 b taken a ingon
Of the National Legislative Conference of the
United States to the Canadian Temperance Alli
ance to be presented by the Honorable Williata
TheJNational Legislative Conference of llie
Uniledtates of America composed of the follow
ing organized bodies, to-wit:
Anti-Caloon League of America. .
American Temperance Board of the Disciples,,?
Board of Temperance of the Presbyterian
Church in the U. S. A.
Board of Temperance, Prohibition and Public
Morals of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Catholic Prohibition League.
Committee on Promotion of Temperance Leglsla-r
tlon in Congress.
Committee of Sixty on National Prohibition.
Committee on Temperance and Social Service of
the Northern Baptist Convention.
Committee on Temperance and Social Service of
the Southern Baptist Convention.
Depurtirent of Temperance end Good Citizenship
of tho United Society of Christian. Endeavor.
Flying Squadron Foundation.
Intercollegiate Prohibition Association.
International Order of Good Templars.
International Reform Bureau.
National Division of the Sons of Temperance.
National Prohibition Party.
National Women's Christian Temperance Union.
Permanent Committee on Temperance of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church General Synod,
Scientific Temperance Federation. "' '
Temperance Commission of the Federal Cquncil
of Churches of Christ in America.
Temperance Commission of the National Congre
gational Council. '1
Temperance Committee of the Universalis!
To the Canadian Temperance Alliance and to
all friends of prohibition in the Dominion of
1. This National Conference representing con
stituencies aggregating more than twenty-five
millions of people desires gratefully to unite with
our comrades in Canada in heartfelt thanks
giving to Almighty God for the blessing which
has come to both nations in the great progress
recently made in the suppression of the bever
age liquor traffic.
2. We wish especially to congratulate you
upon the sweeping success which has been
brought to pass on behalf of this cause in your
Dominion and in its Provinces.
3. It is our cordial desire to co-operate with
you in extending the influence of the temper
ance sentiment of your country and ours to the
end that the traffic in intoxicating drinks may
be abolished as speedily as possible throughout
the whole world.
4. This Conference requests and hereby com
missions the Honorable William Jennings
Bryan, who is actively engaged with his great
influence and eloquence in furthering-the cause
of prohibition, to present this memorial o'f our
comradeship and to represent the united 'tem
perance forces of the United States at the forth
coming convention of your Canadian Temper
ance Alliance at the City of Toronto. ' '"
With sentiments of sincere regard,' and Tnbk
ing forward with .faith in Almighty God to sure
victory for both democracy and sobriet?
throughout the world, .we subscribe ourselves
Fraternally and most cordially yours
THE NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE CONFPR
ENCE OF THE UNITED STATES LONFER"
Howard H. Russell, Chairman.
D. Leigh Colvin, Secretary
New York City, New York, U. S. A Fehri,
ary 28,-1918. ' eDru-
Secretary Redfield is reported as being very
enthusiastic over plans to stimulate tho product
tlon of clams. Any newspaper paragraphs w
overlooks this chance to remark that they must
he figuring on increasing the force of war mwS
censors is scarcely deserving of the title!
One of the South Dakota newsnaner unr.n
declares that the present gove?no C !
re-elected without one dissenting vote and bv
Mas rrsi A ?
Dry Mass Meeting on
From The Evening Journal, Lincoln, Neb
March 7. " '
A mass meeting of the "dry"- organizations
of the state will be held at Lincoln, March
19. It will be a non-partisan meeting. W. J.
Bryan will make an address, the meeting being
called on the anniversary of Mr. Bryan's birth,
when he had planned to be at home.
The meeting is not to be in . the form of a
banquet or a dinner or a celebration of his
birthday. Mr. Bryan is devoting considerable
time in an effort to secure the adoption of the
national prohibition constitutional amendment,
and as his speaking engagements permitted him
to be in Lincoln on March 19, the dry forces
united in a call for a public meeting for him
to address at that time.
CALL FOR THE MASS MEETING.
A mass meeting of all ?ho favo the rati
fication of the national prohibition constitu
tional amendment is hereby "called to meet at
the auditorium at Lincoln- on Tuesday, March
19, at 8 o'clock p. m.
The purpose of the meeting is to open the
campaign for the nomination and election of
members of both houses of the Nebraska legis
lature who are personally known to favor and
who will publicly pledge themselves to vote for
"the ratification of the national prohibition con
stitutional amendment. If a special session of
the Nebraska legislature is called for this spring
or summer, the meeting will urge that the rati
fication of the national prohibition constitu
tional amendment be included in the call and
be adopted by the legislature at the earliest
William Jennings Bryan will be the speaker
on this occasion. He is now representing all
the temperance ofganizations of the United
States in an effort to secure the ratification of
the national prohibition amendment by the
necessary number of states to make It a part
of the federal constitution.
All of the temperance forces of Nebraska are
uniting in this call. Let us make this meeting
memorable by a big state-wide attendance and
by our enthusiasm for this great undertaking.
Dated Lincoln, March 6, 1918.
NEBRASKA DRY FEDERATION.
(Signed) by W. T. Thompson, Chairman Cam
paign Committee; A. C. Epperson, H. A. Sack
ett, H. F. Carson, E. O. Kretsinger, E. I.
Morrow, Mamie M. Claflin, C. C. Crowell, Ex
ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE OF NEBRASKA.
By S. K. Warrick, President, H. F. Carson, Su
perintendent. WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION.
By Mamie M. Claflin, "President.
DOUGLAS COUNTY DRY COMMITTEE.
By J. Dean Ringer, President; Elmer E. Thom
as, Campaign Manager. -" '
By A. G. Wolfenbarger,' Presiderit. "
OMAHA COMMITTEE OF 500.
By W. T. Graham, President. Lr J. Quinby,
THE FIRST PUBLIC SCHOOL
In the suburbs of Boston stands a monument
which marks the site of the first free public
school ever established. The inscription, given
below, shows how recent was the- beginning of
a system which has since spread throughout the
"Town meeting square. Near this site the
If settlers of Dorchester, who came on the
ship Maryland John in January, 1630, erected
the first meeting house. Here they held tho
nrst town meeting and established the first free
school in America by a vote of the town in 1639.
It became the first freo public school, supported
oy a direct tax upon the citizens. Erected by
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j t uubiuu, june t, 1U03.'
wny 0f our leadinS profiteers grew very
toZZWth ? of the administration
SuJ oi n ? Iiem t0 stop a dfty untiI ofcher pe-
nrp S!f Bet. ?ome coal- Thank fortune they
has nPvlyAertaln t0 eventully land where there
use of fuel n nocessity curtailing the
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