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...,1,1 lie informed concern-
rorkrs cTnns of this bill such a
W ,he pr i Lo up from all parts of
'fe wouW 6UUP sure its defeat.
Mfli u lt through tne nouse.
u be remembered that this
11 fl nrenarcd in secret con
asure Presumably no one outside
,erfiDClhershiP of the committee was
fiS wit what was taking place
g the closed doors of the com-
Uhe bill was reported to the
J i last Saturday. A special rule
S, it immedately in order was
E V5 irnnday, and Tuesday morn
rflfo'clock the bill was taken
discussion, with the announce
cent that n go --- """ ? ,.
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judge WEBB SCORES PROF
ITEER IN CHARGE TO JtfltY
(From the Asheville, N. C, Citizen.)
"Public sentiment should condemn
In no uncertain manner extortion
profiteering, in the small no less
tan in the large things," declared
jndge Edwin Yates Webb yesterday
morning, to the grand jury in the
first session of the United States dis
trict court over wnicn ne pres-aea.
The court room was crowded when
the crier opened the session at 11
o'clock, many distinguished attorneys
from the western district, and a
large number of personal friends
from Shelby, the home of the new
Jurist, being in attendance, amori&
the number being Lieut.' Gov. O.
Max Gardner, of Shelby, a neighbor
of Judge Webb.
Judge Webb rappod in-no, uncer
tain way the man who would take
advantage of these trying, times by
meting profiteering prices fromjiis
neighbor, and he urged the grana
jury to investigate every phase of
tbls matter. "Inordinate greed ana
Kliishness are at the bottom of prpf-
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wem. Address all communications to
The Commoner, Lincoln Nebraska. .
STORIES POEMS. PLAYS, etc., are
J for Publication. Good ideas
i 2?bIffr.money' Submit Mss. or write
"ttrary Bureau, 13" Hannibal, Mo.
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iff pities of n,w5r!c, SRnQernins
iIo."uerEC1' Windsor Placor St
itcoring; and thesd two sins seem
just now to be pretty widespread,"
he said. "It is an age of money mad
ness", an era of wealth gathering, a
period of worship of tho golden calt.
Laws cannot cure this national mala
dy they can only help. Tho real
cure can only come from the adop
tion of three noble precepts from
that greatest of all books the
Bible: 'Bear ye one another's bur
dens. l am my brothers keeper,'
and 'Do unto others as you woulo,
have others do unto you.'
"When the world accepts and
practices those injunctions, then
selfishness will end, strikes and lock
outs will cease, and wars will be no
more. Our country is full of choice,
generous and exalted bouIs; but
we have among us yet many who
possess the' pirate spirit, and when
such men get together and fix tho
prices of, articles of necessity, with
no standard but their arbitrary wills
and no limit but their greed ana
daring, and tell the public it must
buy or starve, then the condition be
comes unbearable, and it is high time
that the heavy hand of the law shah
be invoked to stop such intolerable
"Men who are willing to rob ano
gouge their neighbors for money'H
sake are worse than misers, and the
miser is a poor, miserable human
being, without soul, friends or hap
piness he is tho 'cocoon of the hu
man race death ends his toils ana
others reel off the glassy product of
his labors. With him, charity is ac
counted no grace, and gratitude no
virtue he worships no god but gold.'
"Paul, tho apostle, never spoke a
greater truth than when he wrote his
beloved Timothy 'and having food
and raiment, let us therewith be
content,' for they that starve to bb
rich, fall into temptation and snares
and into many foolish and hurtful
lust, which drown men in destruction
and perdition, for the love of money
Is the root of all evil.' Cicero, the
great heathen philosopher and schol
ar, knew the corroding effect ot
avarice on the human heart when ho
sad, long, long ago, 'I hold no man
deserves to be crowned with honor
whose life is a failure; and ho whe
lives to eat and drink and accumu
late money alone, is a failure, ho
never kindled a fire on a frozen
hearth; he never wiped a tear from a
sad face; there is no flesh in nib
heart. I repeat, with emphasis, his
life is a failure
"Men think thattheir highest hap
piness can be socured by accumulate
ing money. This is a false trail
the trag'c mistake of life. The high
est happiness comes to one from do
ing good to others. Can gold give
happiness? Look around you and
"Some one has said there are
seven stages nowadays in a man's
life: . .,
" 'First Stage He sees the world.
" 'Second Stage He wants it all.
" 'Thrd Stage He hustles to get
' '-'- 'Fourth Stage He is satisfied
with hnlf of it.
u T?mt, Gtflfffi Ho is -satisfied
with less than half.
" 'Sixth ' Stage He is satisfied
with a strip two by six.
" 'Seventh Stage He gets the
"That is a terrible arraignment of
tho present-day civilization, and yet,
.-. .--. n it- rtnnu iiuii. liiniu 10 owv. .
raent'of truth in it. It is the duty of
our government to curb and punisn
greed wbprevor it in found.
MUST OBEY LAWS
The court was verv emphatic in
his statements that all liquor lafl
must be obeyed, despite the fact, as
ho stated, many, people, especiojly
here in the mountains, i'eql that they
must submit to a law they flonoUe
lieve in. and ho urged the randj ury
to see to it that overy phaso of the
liquor business bo thoroughly invest!-
If not before, tho people of America
loaed during the great world war,
which overturned nations and upset
kingdoms, what a groat nation thoy
nave. The best, the court said, that
has over yet been devised by man.
In referring to tho loyality of tho
American people, he said that it can
not be said that there burns a dis
loyal spark in the breast of tho citi
zens of western North Carolina;
here, where tho people are free fxora
those disturbing elements which are
causing so much troublo in the na
tion now. J;
Judge Webb said that every red,
radical and anarchist who is taken
by the government officers. Hiimiiii b
deported to their native countries.
America has no place for them.
Tho liquor traffic in this country,
the court Baid, will soon bo as doad
as dueling and lotteries, which once
flourished in America. This because
tho people of this great nation have
WILSON KILLING LEAGUE BY
(From the Cleveland, Ohio, Pres3.)
The man who is unalterably op
posed to President Wilson, but a
firm advocate of the league of na
tions, addressed the City Club at
noon luncheon Thursday and gave
his reasons why.
He is William Allen Whito, news
paper man, war correspondent,
author and editor, and special cor
respondent for The Cleveland News
and Sunday News-Leader.
White was brought from Washing
ton by the City Club to tell how the
peace conference at Versailles was
"covered"- and how it was done, but
his talk before the club mambora
va devoted almost exclusively to tn
league of lution and Proidont Wil
aon. "Tho loajuo of nations, is the
greatest thing ainco tho crucifixion of
Chrlit," White aid. "And tho mnn
who is roiponiblo for it, if it uo
como a roality, Is tho president.
"But if it Im not adopted, tho blame
can be placod on tho sumo maa
"I have only ono thing to thank
Prosldent WUion for ho propood
the league of nations and has worktd
harder than anyono else for its adop
tltin. ''But ho Is killing It, slowly and
surely. While he was in Franco In
the peace conference ho did a won
derful work. But he came back to
tho United States and 'spilled tho
"Hero's why I am opposod to the
. "He is too secretive, too furtive.
He doosn't take anyone into his con
fidence. He doesn't come out in tho
open. Ho does not know how to do
"I believe the president is slnoero,
believe he is honest, and I think ho
has a great mind. But'he has made
a hundred blunders. Why? I can't
answer that question. He has simply
in ado them.
"And just as sure as there are.
twenty-four hours in each day, if tho
league of nations falls by tho way
side, you may blame President Wil
son. He has como back to the Unitod
States and talked about It, has writ
ten about it and he breathes it. But
what has he said or writton? Noth
ing. By that I mean he has not said
or written anything about the league
that would cause you to bo in favor
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