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RED fiLOUD. NEBRASKA, CHIEF
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MR. BRYAN TAKES ISSUE WITH
AT PARTING OF THE WAYS
Oeclares President's Plan of Prepar
edness Is a Menace A
Western Newspaper Union News .Service.
Washington. Former Secretary
Ilryan has exprosrod himself as In op
position to President WIIhoii'h national
defense plan In a statement made here,
In which he takes direct Issue with
the views of tho president as declared
In an address before the Manhattan
club In Now York.
Mr. Hryan declares tho president's
attitude to be u departure from our
traditions; a reversal of our national
policy; a menace to our peace and
safety, und a challenge to tho spirit of
Christianity, which teaches us to In
lluence others by example, rather than
by exciting fear, is Mr. llryan'a view
of tho national defense plans.
The former secretary of state's
statement, which reiterates views he
has previously expressed on the sub
ject of preparedness for war, was re
garded as tho opening gun In tho
fight which administration loaders ex
pect in congress against adoption of
Mr. Bryan's Statement.
Mr. Uryan's statement says:
"I have rend the president's speech
at New York with sorrow and concern
He Is doing what he believes to be his
duty, and so long as a man follows
his conscience and Judgment, wo
cannot criticise his motives, but we
may be compelled to dissent from nts
conclusions. I feel It my duty to dls-1
sent, and as ho has given his views
with clearness and emphasis, those ,
who differ from liim are under a like
obligation to express themselves with
He says that his position is differ-
ent from that of the private Individual
in that the individual Is free to speak i
his own thoughts and risk his own
opinion, mis sumenwu ia u i.ii.u -I
scurc. Insofar as he expresses his own
opinion he does not differ from the
private citizen, except that he speaks
under a seiiso of official rcsponslbll-,
ity, but where a nation's fate Is in- j
volved In a policy every private citi
zen who loves his country and tries
to servo it is conscious or responsi
bility. Tho president will not assumo i
that he Is more deeply Interested In
the welfare of his country thnn the
millions who elected him to be for the
time being their spokesman And
If, os he evidently believes, he Is giv
ing voice to the opinions of his coun
trymen, ho is, of course, anxious to
have them as frank with hltn as he
has been with them; how otherwise
can he know whether he represents or
misrepresents their views?
New and Untried Policy.
"He has announced a policy which
has never before been adopted In this
country and never endorsed by any
party In the country, und ho has no
way of knowing, until he hears from
tho people, whether ho has correctly
Interpreted tho will of tho public. Ills
appeal is not to any party, but, as
ho says, to men of 'all shades of opin
ion.' He asks for the hearty support
of the country, meaning, of course,
that he wants tho support, provided
the people favor tho policy which ho
has outlined. He could not, of course
ask them to support a policy which
they did not endorse, especially If
they considered the policy dangerous
to tho country.
"From my view of tho subject, tho
plan which ho proposes Is not only a
departuro from our traditions, but a
reversal of our national policy. It is not
only a menace to our peace and safety,
but a challenge to the spirit of Chris
tianity, which teaches us to Influeuco
others by example, rather than by ex
"The president says that wo should
bo prepared 'not for aggression, but
for defense' That Is tho ground upon
which all preparation for war is made.
What nation has ever proparcd for
war on tho theory that It was pre
paring for aggression? It Is only fair
to assumo that tho European rulers
who are Involved in tho present war
thought that thoy were contributing
Kearnoy. Tho Commercial club, If
the plan Is carried out, wlll offer throu
prizes of $100, ?S0 and ?30 for tho road
overseer of tho county who keeps his
section In the best condition, the prlze3
to bo awarded during the next county
Ixiup City. Thrown from a horso
and strikllng his head against tho
stump of a tree, Will Hawk, a farm
er living near hero, was painfully In
jured. Half his scalp bolng torn from
his head, and twenty-four stitches re
quired to closo tho wound.
toward the maintenance of peace when
thoy wcro making elaborate prepara
tions for defense It Is a false phil
osophy and, being fnlso, it inevitably
ieads into difficulties. Tho spirit that
makes the individual carry a revolver
and whoever carries a revolver ex
copffor defense? leads him not only
to usu it on slight provocation, but to
use language which provokes troublo.
'Speak softly, but carry a big stick,'
la one of the delusive maxims em
ployed by those who put their faith
Soft Voice and Big Club.
"There are two answers to It- first,
tho man who speaks softly has not
the disposition to carry a club, and
If a man with a soft voice Is per
suaded to carry a club, his votco
changes as soon as ho begins to iely
upon the club.
"If there Is any truth In our re
ligion, a nation must win tespeet as an
Individual does, not by earning arms,
but by an upright, honorable course
that invites eoulldeuce and insures
good will This nation has won its
position in the world without resort
ing to the habit of toting a pistol or
carrying a club. Why reverse our
policy at this time. The president
himself admits that there is no reason
for a change. He says'
" 'The country Is not threatened
from any quarter. She stands in
friendly relations with all the world.
Her resources and her self-respect and
capacity to care for her own citizens
and rights aro well known.' And to
make the statement more emphatic, ho
adds: 'There is no fear among us.'
"If we are not threatened by any na
tion; if our relations with nil nations
are friendly, If everybody knows that
we're able to defend ourselves If nec
essary, and If there Is no fear among
us, why Is this time chosen to revolu
tionize our national theories and to
exchange our policy for the policy of
"Why abandon the hope that wo
have so long entertained of setting
an example to Kurope?
"Why encourage the nations of En
ropp , thor fatal folly by imitating
-why Impose upon the western
)pmB,more n policy so disastrous?
xvllv wo nol oxpoct ujj i.atln-Anierlca
tc) ,, Htmulutcd to preparation If wo
c,nU,r non u uav. (,m of ,,roI,.irntion?
A,j wlll not such a policy mako
ft.ta between these- republics
W Do ,ndefInte Harm
8h l(j 10
flo,wirltii? tintlnim n u-nll .is In our.
solves If wo are drawn Into this pol
icy which provokes war by a prepara
tion which Is impossible without a
lnrge tncreaso in taxation nnd tho
arousing of a military system which
sets up falBe standards of honor. We
are now spending more than $250,000,
000 a year on preparedness ten times
us much as we ore spending on agri
cultureand I feel sure that the tax
payers are not in favor of Increasing
this sum at this time when a chango
Is not only unnecessary, but u monaco
to our national Ideals.
"There has not been a time In fifty
years when thero was less reason to
add to the expenses of tho army and
navy, for we aro not only without an
enemy, but our proparcdness Is in
creasing reh'tlvoly as other nations
exhaust themselves. And there never
was a time, which more Impera
t'vel) drmauded self restraint and th
counsels of peace.
"I hope tho president will not bo
deceived by tho atmosphere of the
Manhattan club. This Is the one place
In the United States where the mam
mon worshiping portion of tho demo
cratic party meets to exchai.ge com
pliments thero is no group farther re
moved from tho sentiment of tho
musses, whether you measure that
sentiment by economical, social or re
To Coin Zinc Money,
nrussels, On tho heels of the an
notin'ement In Germany that flvo-pfon-ulg
pieces are to be made of Iron, tho
governor general of Uolglum an
uounens that zinc Is to bo used hero
to help out tho very notablo shortago
In nickel coinage. Coins aro to bo Is
sued In five, ten nnd twenty centime
denominations. No one, however, wlll
bo obliged to accept more than live
francs' worth of the substitute cur
rency In change or payment of bills.
New Anglo-French Expedition.
Amsterdam. A new Anglo-French
e. edition In tho Halkans Is announced
by the Merlin Tagoblatt. Tills nows
paper publlshos a telogram from Sofia,
stating that British and French trans
ports with troop3 havo appeared off
Marquetto. Although In his eighty
fourth year, D. W. Long of this town
Is busy every day, weaving from flf
teon to thirty yards of carpet. Ho
works ten hours a day and appears
to enjoy It as much ns a man of thir
ty, lie claims to bo tho oldost weaver
In tho United States.
Hastings. Twenty-ono farmers from
Hanson vicinity assisted with teams
nnd graders in mnrklng that portion
of tho now auto highway to the Mack
Hills between Hastings and Grand
HIE LOSS IS LESS
VOLUNTEER HREMEN SHOW
NEWS OF THE STATE HOUSE
Items of General Interest Gathered
From Reliable Sources at
WCRtern NewslMper t'tilon New Servlcn.
Although a greater number of fires
have been loporled to Commissioner
Uldgoll during the present year than
during the previous one, that olllclal
Is of the opinion that his annual re
port will show that tho loss Is less by
nearly a quarter million dollars. This
Is because or tho fact that there havu
been fewer large coullagratlons. The
llro loss reported for l'.HI was up
pioxlmately 51.s70.00l), but this does
not cover tho loss, a many rural tiros
aro never reported. It Is the opinion
of Mr. Hldgell that the property de
stroyed by lire during tho year was
close to $2,00.000. Although the loss
for ltM was greater than for 1IU.1,
It was much less than for any of the
other years since the organization of
tho department Commissioner Ithl
gell attributes tho decrease In loss to
tho better oigauiatlon nnd increased
oflleleney of the volunteer tiro depart
ments throughout tho state. Thesu are
much better equipped than formerly
and ns each chief Is a deputy of the
r.tate commissioner their Interest Is
Cost of Government for 1915.
That the state of Nebraska's offi
cial expenditures for tho year 1915
wlll oxceed $5,000,000, Is Indicated by
the monthly statement for October is
sued by State Auditor Smith und hla
summary for tho llrst ten months ol
tho year, showing tho gross amount
of warrants Issued by his office. Tho
total has already run to $4,549,100, nnd
If tho expenditures average tho same
for the remaining two months as In
tho past ten tho annual outlay will
run a hundred thousand or more
above the live-million mark.
October was next to tho lowest
month In the amount of disburse
ments. Tho warrants Issued In that
month aggregated $:10L909. Last Feb
ruary tho total was $292,722. Tho
heaviest expenditures camo in June,
when wnrruuts were Issued to the
gross sum of $817,079.
State Treasurer Hall's report at tho
close of business for October gives
a balance of $140,C:iC, In tho general
fund, which Is somewhat larger than
had been expected. It was helped
somewhat by tho receipt of ubout $20,
000 in occupation taxes from the ex
press companies for 1915.
The temporary school fund contalna
$28S,307; university building fund,
$303,938; institution cash funds, $207,
2S0. Out of tho $50,000 donuted by
the city of Lincoln to aid university
campus extension, $13,250 hau been
expended, leaving $30,750 on hand.
Tho total cash balance of the stato
November 1 Is given at $1,285,155. Of
this sum. I9S8.2G1 was deposited In
banks, $19,089 was cash nnd checks
on hand, nnd tho remainder repre
sented by bonds and warrants which
tho treasurer Is carrying as cush.
Educational trust fund Investments
at tho beginning of November totaled
Lax System of Bookkeeping.
Failure to uso a proper system of
bookkeeping nt tho Chadron stato nor
mal school has loft tho accounts of
that Institution in chaotic shapo. ac
cording to tho report filed by Stato
Accountant DoFranco to tho governor,
giving the results of an examination
recently made. Mr. DoFranco Inforcn
entlnlly blames tho stato normal board
for this condition.
"Tho books liavo been kept in such
a way ns to make tholr auditing prac
tically Imposslblo," says tho report. It
further states that tho records, as a
rule, nro not In alphabetical, chrono
logical or consecutlvo order. The cash
book, which has been In uso slnco
Fobruary. 1912, has no pago numbers,
and Items posted from It fall to show
whoro tho original entry can be found.
"This cash book closely resembles
that book which a country butcher
i keops upon his meat block for Jotting
Vown purchases and sales," Mr. Do
UnSer thy Mauser law passed by the
last legislature tho squares on election
ballots will be at tho left Instead of
tho right sldo of tho candidates'
names. And instead of ono long
column of nuuics thero will bo tlueo
parallel columns on tho ballot, which
will bo a first aid in shortening tho
ballot and eliminating tho dangers ol
voters dangling it nround their feet.
It is believed that tho now ballot form
will aid election boards In their count
and that all around tho change will bo
Two Important State Cases Argued
Two Important cuses in which tho
stato Is n litigant wero nrgued to tho
Btato supremo court hero last week.
Ono was tho caso brought by Fire
Commissioner Tlidgoll to compel Stato
Treasurer Hall to pay expenses of his
department in accordance with tho In
tent of tho law. The othor caso was
that Involving tho effort of Clarks
(Neb.) national bankers to prevent
tho stato banking board from prohibit
Ing tho operation of a state Bavlngs
bank In connection with thlor national
Thought Umbrellas Unmllltnry.
t'mbrellns and khaki seem a most
unlikely combination, yet one In
stance Is recorded of British soldiers
taking their umbrellas Into action, ac
cording to tho London Chronicle. On
December 10, 1813, during the battle of
tho Nlve. tho Grenadier guards cap
tured a redoubt outside Itayonno
While they were In possession of this
Wellington passed by and noticed that
tho otllcers had umbrellas up to pro
tect themselves from tho heavy rain
lie sent back his aide do camp,
Lord Arthur Hill, to tell them that
"the diko does not approve of tho use
of umbrellas In action. The guards'
ollleers may, If they please, carry um
brellas even In uniform when on duty
at St .lames; but In the Held II Is not
only ridiculous, but ttutnllitary "
Snrcastlcus (to friend who Is ex
hibiting his new Id ear) -Cute llttlo
thing' suppose you wash It In tho
What's In a Name?
"The boundary between Hungary
nnd Serbia Is the Save river-'
' Well Is It going to ilo It '
Out of Sorts
THAT IS, something is wrong with baby, but wo can't tell
just what it is. All mothers recognize tho term by tho
lassitude, weakness, loss of appetite, inclination to sleep,
heavy breathing, and lack of interest shown by baby. Thcso
are the symptoms of sickness. It may bo fever, congestion,
worms, croup, diphtheria, or scarlatina. Do not lose a minute.
Give the child Castoria. It will start the digestive organs into
operation, open tho pores of tho skin, carry off tho foetid
matter, and drive away tho threatened sickness.
Genuine Castoria always bears the
Salmon Thrive In Maine.
Success has been met by tho bu
reau of fisheries In establishing hump
back salmon on tho Maine coast, ac
cording to reports from that terri
tory. The fish were planted In Febru
ary, 1914. Many llsh weighing live
to seven and a half pounds have been
taken or seen In Penobscot river. Me.,
nnd twenty were captured alive by
agents of the bureau near Hunger and
held In an effort to obtain ripe eggs.
From two of these llsh 3,000 eggs were
taken September U, and, after fertili
zation, sent to the Craig llrook hatch
ery for Incubation. Local fishermen
caught and ate largo numbers, and an
employee of tho (ireen Idiku hatchery
took llfteen fish last week These had
passed through the llshways In dams
In Dennys river nnd wero dropping
down stream In n spent condition; nt
tho same time both live and dead llsh
wero observed below tho dams.
"Ever make any money in tho stock
'No, but I've saved n lot by not play
"Have any luck on your duck shoot
"Yes. Didn't cntch cold this tlmo."
A mothcr'B Idea of tho only sufo
place for n boy to go Bwlmmlng Is In
"Recalling that 90 of disease result from errors
in diet, then foods properly prescribed by the phyai
cian can justly be said to have curative value."
Dr. Henry D. Hollen, in The Medical Standard.
One of the errors in the diet of many people is the use of foods robbed of tl.e
vital mineral salts (phosphate of potash, etc.) which are absolutely necessary for proper
balance of body, brain and nerves. The result is a long list of ills, including nervous
prostration, kidney trouble, constipation, rickets in children, and so on.
Twenty years ago a whole wheat and barley Tood, containing all the nutriment
of the grain, including the priceless mineral elements, was devised especially to
correct errors in diet. That food is
It fulfills its mission admirably.
Another physician says:
"Nearly half the year my breakfast consists of a dish
of Grape-Nuts, one or two eggs, or fruit. I RECOM
MEND IT TO MY PATIENTS CONSTANTLY, and '
invariably with good results."
This wholesome food not only builds sturdy health and strength, but fortifies the
system against disease. Ready-to-eat, nourishing, economical, delicious
"There's a Reason" lor Grape-Nuts
John llarrymoro, tho actor, was
talking about Oertnauy's subtnarluo
policy In New York.
"When Ciormany told us wo Amor
leans might cioss tho seas In safety
provided we used such ships as she
offered, I nearly died laughing," ho
"I was Irresistibly reminded of tho
poet who complained to his landlord:
'"Landlord, I really must Insist on
your repairing my doors and win
dows. They close so badly that It in
terrupts my work. It blows my hair
all about my face.'
"'Humph,' suld tho landlord 'The
easiest way out of that dlllleulty Is for
ou to get your hair cut off.'" New
In the Swim.
"Your daughter Is studying nrt, I
hear. Is she making any pt ogress?"
"Oh, yes. She has boon Invited to
(lie annual frolic of tho Illustrators
and has a bid to tho Art Studuuts'
league costume party "
(lass paving block used In an ox
perltuental way In a French city street
lasted less than two yeaiM
HIS SILENCE A COMPLIMENT
Too Many Men Are Apt to Moke the
Mistake That Is Recorded of
Tho coffee was weak, tho bread un
derdone, und tho fowl tough, or at
least ho said so. Ills wife's long pa
tience gave way.
"John Henry," said alio, "I'vo tried
faithfully to cook to suit you for
twelve long years. No ono In tho town
has better-cooked food, yet you uro
always lludlng tault. Why can't you
pralso me once In a while, I'd like to
He looked up In astonishment.
"Well, If you uln't tho most unrea
sonable woman I ever saw, "ho ejacu
lated. "Why, many and many Is tho
time I'vo sat down to a moal and nev
er snld a word nbout It. Anybody
would know thero wasn't any fault
to bo found, or I'd 'a' found It, and
yet you wnut n better compliment than
that! That's Just llko a woman thoy
can't tell a compliment when thoy get
Wise Beyond His Years.
Teacher (of geography olaBs)
Johnnie, how Is the earth divided?
Johnnie Nobody will know uutll
tho European war Is over.
A grudge nursed In secret will pois
on tho system of any porson.
when you dccldo to help
Nature overcome that slom.
nch weakness nnd bowel
irregularity with tho aid of
SCORE UP ONE FOR JONES
Sarcastic Comment Will Oe Appre
ciated by Those Who Favor Old
Time Methods of Travel.
Down In tho crimson clover rone
thero were two farmers named Jones
and Smith, respectively. Jones was
old fashioned and stuck to old-fashioned
ways, but Smith, who was moro
modern, bought a Hue new automo
bile. One day ho was proudly oxhlb
lug It to somo friends when Jonoa
"Um," remarked Jones, an ha
thoughtfully sized up tho handsome
machine. "What's that thing there
on the sldo?"
"That's n spare rim nnd a tiro," an
swered tho proud Smith. "Wo al
ways carry tin extra ono In caso ont
of tho wheels goes wrong."
"Jos' ns I oilers sold," waB tho dis
dainful response of Jones. "I'vo dru
bosses for nigh on 50 years, nnd 1
never had to carry a spare log for one
o' them yet." Philadelphia PresB.
"I'vo started a ten-cent box for
Christians, dcnr7" said tho better half.
"You won't forget It, wlll you?"
"Mo forget It!" replied tho othor
fraction. "Why, how can you say such
a thing? Of course 1 won't forgot
And tho didn't. Tho very noxt day
ho shook four dimes out of tho box to
meet u dollcioucy In his cur-faro al
"Isn't this awful!" exclaimed Mr a,
Onhb as she looked up from her now
"Isn't what awful?" demanded Mr.
"Why, hero's a woman who com
plains that tho Insane asylum Is filled
with bugs," replied Mrs. Gabb.
"Well," growled Mr. Gabb, "whafa
tho blamo place for, anyway?"
Tho amateur actor always bollovea
that tho world Is full of possibilities.
The tall man Is occasionally short
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