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The Literacy Test.
Whllo the nttompt to liiBorl a
character cortiflcnto clauso In the
Immigration hill failed, (ho lltoracy
tf Bt remains In tho bill aw imssod
and spnt to the prcRldent. The house
adopted the conference report cm-
bodying that clause with 167 for andj
72 aKalnst. whllo 14 4 were present! rlLnd
or not voting.
As to the character certificate,
Congressman I.enroot of Wisconsin
pointed out in debate that of the
ln voting for It, 102 were demo
crnls. And the vicious feature of
this clause was that It left It to the
country from which tho Immigrant
camo to Issue the certificate
Kor instance, no citizen or subject
of any country, fleeing from
religious or political persecution,
might enter If his oppressors ob
ROM DEB riLCS
Tho long and bitter senatorial fight was
cndftl In tho republican caucus at Lin
coln settling upon Central Charles I
Mandcrson for the succcwdon to Kcnator
Alvln founders. At the 'wlndup the con
tut had narrowed between General Man
doison nnd Ocneral John C. Cowin.
The wind which began to blow lait
night arose to h howling blizzard today,
accompanied by a fall of snow and a
fall of the mercury.
Mr. CharicH Kitchen, of the firm of
Kitchen Brothers, having disposed of the
eating houses nt Laramie, Green River
nnd Evnnston, has coma to Omaha to
tnnko his headquarters.
One hundred and fnrtv students nre en-
That would have closed ourloI1(, at wyman's business college.
Bnbacrlbera lcTtrm the city
temporarily should hT The II ee
mulled la Ihein. Addresa ttIM he
changed ava often requested.
Just to vindicate Its name, Rapid
City Is starting a recall on Ha mayor.
"What will Johnny Dull demand
after ho gets what he wants in tho
The weather man has succeeded
In fooling a few birds with his pre
matura spring stuff.
Again wo ask, whoro Is that
Wyoming man who predicted tho
coldest winter on record?
The Chicago Trlbuno prints six
columns to warn us of the danger
of war with Japan. Mercy!
FerhapB those demanding tho re
call of Secretary Fisher will com
promise on his rottrcmont March 4.
Mow that thoy havo found Ari
zona's lost vote-bearor, President
elect "Wilson's election may bo ratified.
Kx-Qoverrior Aldrlch seems to
havo focused a few rays of thc4
searchlight on "our good and valued
Tho lobbyist for tho brewers
seems to have made eomo folks be
lieve ho is Just looking out for plo
for his friends.
doors absolutely to theso refugees
from Intolerance, forcing tho United
ytatcs Into a position It can never
alford to take.
Ah to fairness, the literacy lost
p no better, for the simple reason
that It Is not a teBt of the fitness
of Immigration. Spenker Cannon
hit the nail on the head when ho
uld, "I would rather have one man
who cannot reod or write and will
work, than a hundred who can read
or wrlto and won't work." Arch
bishop Olonnoji of St. Louis In his
protest against tho literacy tost, cm
rhaslzod this point by saying thnt
"character can exist without the ac
cident of literary knowledge." Cou
gressman BarthodI of Missouri
brought out tho significant fact that
tho chief opposition to immigration
comes from the districts with fewest
Immigrants, whllo thoBo receiving
tho largest influx are anxious for
more. If this means anything, It
must moan a strong antl-forelgn
prejudice and lack of knowlodgo of
conditions In tho former places.
A veto by tho president would be
If King Alfonso of Spain deckles
to vlBlt America, wo shall assuro him
of as great Bafety as he cnJoyB at
Tho niovo In the loglslaturo to
postpone Indefinitely all bills hav
ing to do with tho liquor laws of
Nobraska is decidedly Interesting.
Tho theory upon which It Is predi
cated Is that by tho adoption of tho
initiative and referendum amend
ment tho people of Nebraska have
taken over to themselves tho power
to act upon this subject an they may
dealre, and havo thus relieved tholr
representatives of all obligation or
duty to consider such matters.
But If this Is truo with reference
to tho Bubjoct of liquor legislation,
would It not bo truo also with refer
ence to a lot of other mattora that
usually engross on tho time and en
orgy of our law-makerB? If possos
slon of tho Initiative and referendum
operates to relieve tho legislature
from passing on any proposal that
tho people, or any part of thorn, may
want to lcglslato on directly, thon
that certainly simplifies things, and
our law-makers need only make ap
propriatlonB, draw their pay and
mileage, and coma home.
That last ralso In oil prices may
be to raise money to defray Brother
Bill's expenses In dodging the com
A retired traveling man who fig
ures ho has paid $18,000 in tips,
condemns the system. But still tho
hotel men are against htm.
It was to have been expected that
in Certain sources the president
would be taken to task for saying,
"I don't believe in progress over
Yes, but tho noticeable thing
about It' is that Omaha's milk trou
hies have boon discovered first by
the consumers and not by the In
Vhon a gentleman says that an
other gentleman "speaks that which
is untrue and contrary to the record
and facts," ho puts it over pretty
close to the line.
In the meantime, the need of
workhouse that will make Omaha
leas attractive as a winter resort for
ags and hoboes is being strikingly
illustrated every day.
One by one, other states whoso
university facilities havo been til
vlded are moving for consolidation
on a Blnsle campus with room to
grow. It Is the prder of the day.
The hope of American lite, rural
or urban. Is that the people are
awake to the necessity tor continued
improvement and progress and aro
not resting in the comfortable tie
luslon that it has reached a stage of
On the theory that the right hand
knoweth not what the loft hand
doeth may be explalued the Bharp
rise in oil prices following immedi
ately on the heels of young Mr
Rockefeller's appropriation of a mil
lion or so for much-needed social reform.
Detail In I'nrrlKii Xervlce.
It Is announced that hereafter officers
near the top of tho roster for Philippine
scrvlco will not be eligible for transfer
to regiments serving In Hawaii, Panama
or Alaska. However, If officers reason
ablr well down on this roster desire serv
ice In Hawaii Panama or Alaska, their
applications a III be considered favorably
where It Is not adverse to the Interests of
tlu sorvlce In cases where It may bo
corny necessary to relieve officers hav
ing an oxcefcsivo amount of foreign service
Whon King Alfonso of Spain ex
pressed the desire to visit the United
States next summer, It Is said, .some
of his entourage sought to dlssuado
hlra on the theory that Americana
still harbored ill foollngB from tho
late Spanish-Amorlcan war. Ho
ought to make tho visit, If for no
other reason, than to clear up thlB
delusion, which, however, he evi
dently does not entertain.
American settled their dispute
with 8paln as best they could and
are harboring no animosities over
dead issues. Tho Spanish king will
find a cordial wolcome whenever he
chooses to avail himself of It and it
Is to bo hoped he will carry out hla
plans. Ab one of tho rising young
republicans of Europe, It Is but
natural that ho should wish to vUU
the great republic, particularly since
his own people are more or less In
tho fermont of political unrest.
Alfouso Is nearly 27 yearB of age
and In tho height of his life's pur
poses, this is a moat auspicious time
for hU visit, America had oppor
tunity In 1860 of welcoming a royal
prince, later King Edward VII of
Great Britain, but it has nevor thus
far entertained a ruling sovereign
Treasurer Whltmorc of Boyd's, Is rus
ticating In Lincoln.
C. 3. Carrlor anil wife have returned
from a month's trip through the south.
William Snyder's carriage factory at
Fourteenth nnd Harney, wnnts a. stout,
miiirt boy about IS years old to learn
Mrs. Iehmer. 1917 Chicago street, wants
a girl for general housework
Twenty Vears Ago
Kullv S0O men and women enjoyed a
thoroughly delightful entertainment In
tho evening at the Young Men's Institute,
1403 Dodge street. Several musical num
bers wero on the program, a violin solo
by Charles A Wiggins being a feature,.
Miss Kate Swartslnndcr gave a. fine reci
tation, Prof. Rasgorshek performed soni
clever tricks In legerdemain and alto
gether It was a good program.
Tho First United Presbyterian church
In Kountzo Placo celebrated Its twenty
fifth anniversary with a good ileal of
ceremony. After tho festal board had
been cleared Rev. .1 M French announced
the "tho first reason and flow of the soul
would begin." Mrs. J. II Kevin spoko to
the toast, "Let Her Own Works Praise
Her," speaking for tho women of the
church; Dr. W. f. Glbbs spoke on the
mission and progress of tho Sabbath
school, "Teach Me Thy Statutes," paying
a loving trlbuto to the venerable Rev.
Thomas McCaguc, through whose patient
service the Sabbath school and church
had been kept alive. Mies Bessie J. Sny
der, a teacher of the high school, apolce
to Uie toast, "Young Men and Maidens."
Mrs, J. M. French responded to the senti
ment, "A Little Child Shall Lead Them."
Hev. Frank A. Henderson of Park Avcnuo
church, Rov. John Williams, D. D.. if
Central church. Rev. J. F. Ross of South
Omaha and several other ministers spok.
Word was received of the death in
Cannes, France, of Samuel It. .Brown, an
old Omaha pioneer.
Ten Yours Ago
The Omaha Alumni association of the
Delta Tau Delta had a dinner and moot
ing at the Millard In the evening nt
which the following officers were etected:
President, W. S. Summers; secretary,
R. II, Manlcy; corresponding secretary,
Renjamln K. King; treasurer, Clyde L.
Babcock. George L. Flshur wan elected
delegate to the western division con
ference to be held In Chicago February
10-21, and Hugh A. Meyers, alternate.
Mrs. J. L. Brandels contributed $1,000 to
Wise Memorial hospital ns a memorial to
her late husband.
At a conference between tho Union Pa
cific officials and shop strikers negotia
tions for a settlement wero terminated
and the strike continued. President
Burt, Superintendent of Motive Power
McKeen, for tho railroad, and President
McNeil, the International hoad of tho
bollermakers, and several local leaders
for the strikers participated In the con
ference. President Burt's Insistence on
piecework, tho Issue creating tho strike,
was the stumbling block.
Captain William II, Waasels of the
Twentieth Infantry. Fort Crook, was,
authorized to accept the position of com
mandant of ' the Omaha High school
cadets, which the school hod tendered
.Nmiilnn tloiiN In tin lr.
More or less mystery appears to attach
to tho president's Intention regarding
the appointments to the two existing va- rule
enncles In the grade of brigadier gen-!
ernl. It was expected that Mr. Tafl
would send to the senate those nomina
tions with that it Colonel Devol, The
dclny will not help 'n tho least a situation
sufficiently awkward. In the senate the
democrats have ngTeed to confirm the
army and navy nominations and those of
the diplomatic branch, provided the ex
ecutive ncsslons aro not availed of to
bring up the other, more political, ap
pointments; to this proposal the republi
cans refuso to agree. If this unwilling
ness to como to terms persists. It Is easy
to see that flnut adjournment may be
reached with a lonir list of unconfirmed
nominations, Including those of the services.
Who Is Responsible f
OMAHA, Jan. 28. To tho Kdltor of The
Bee: The people of Omaha now nre
brought to forced consideration of tho
new law relative to the formation of a
charter for thn city.
It appears that the first step Is the
filing of applications fot -Membership on
the "charter commission ' The applicant
must pay $5 for tho privilege of being a
candidate for an office that pays about
WOO below zero. Who Is to be credited
with this beautiful piece of political and
legislative embroidery? Glvo us his
name, so that ho may be "held In grate
ful remembrance" as the author of bum
BBPJAH F. COCHRAN.
A IVw Thins Wnntril.
OMAHA, Jan. 27. To the Editor of The
Bee: Please havo the elevator and oil
mill on North Seventeenth street moved
away; the coal yard and lumber yard nn
Nicholas and Eighteenth streets moved.
We alio want the Union depot located
here. You are working for the good of
tho city. Help us out here.
A HOME OWNER.
The difficulty In obtaining sufficient
army officers for duty with the quarter
master corps, at orio tlmu threatened by
an opinion rendered by the Judge advo
cate general, appears to have been over
come by the approval on the part of tho
secretary of war of a recommendation
made by General J. B. Aleshlre, chief of
the quartermaster corps. As a result it
has been decided to Inform division and
department commanders and commanding
officers of regiments of cavalry, field
artillery, and Infantry that a certain
number of regimental nnd battalion
quartermasters Bhall be appointed to al
low tho details of assistants to the post
quartermasters as follows:
A At posts where the garrison Is a
regiment or tho equivalent thereof, two
assistants and one additional assistant
for every addition regiment or equivalent
B At posts of less than a regiment
where there Is an officer of the quarter
master corps, one assistant for each bat
talion or equivalent thereof.
Tlpiiliiir Alironil Dlnnlluivrd.
Tho distinguished army officers who
formed tho American missions to Ger
many and Switzerland last summer to
lew tho' army maneuvers have received
something of a shock from tho comp
troller, who has made checkage ngalnst
the accounts of Captain M. E. Tanna,
Tenth cavalry, disbursing officer of the
party to Germany and who, by tho way,
las Just resigned from the army and
Captain II. L. Newbold. Fourth field
rtlllery. who was disbursing officer
of the party which visited Switzerland.
n the former Instance, the disallowance
amounts to SIM nnd In tho latter case
WIS. The Items disallowed are mainly
tips for handling baggage and for ser
vants nt hotels, and so on, with hero
and there charges for handling- baggage'
ami cab service. The comptroller sayB
tho allowance of mileage of 7 cents per
mile covered such Items as tips.
Mr, Simon withheld the Introduction of
the bill until such ttmo as the matter
could be laid before the Social Service
club, and this has been done. Tie delay
has served not only to Incorporate a num
ber of good Ideas Into the bill, but has
enlisted In its support forces that could
not have been so easily obtained had
there been haste In the Introduction of
Tho committee feels that notwithstand
ing adverse criticism, Mr. Simon has been
patient and painstaking In his work nnd
is now In much better shape to carry
the fight for his bill to success than he
otherwise would have been.
II. N. MVPTLKY.
People Talked About
The case in litigation Involving
the electric lighting franchise in
Omaha is up to the supreme court.
But bow the Interest of Omaha can
be fully protected without the ap
pearance of our great hydraulic law
yer, and legal engineer, passes roin-prebeuslor
' The Qlad Hand for Hoboes.
New Orleans Is a hospital city,
especially at Madrl Qras time. It
conserves all tho traditions of the
old south in its welcome to the
stranger wlthlu its gates. Even tho
hoboes going there for their an
nual convention are met at tho train
and escorted to places of repose. Tho
city's police meet ovory Incoming
freight and take all the tramps they
can find direct from tho depot to the
Jail. That la New Orleans' answer
to this llttlo Joke, grown rather Btale
by annual perpetration In varloUB
cities. And It is a mighty good an
swer. It should set a precedent for
other cities to follow. Perhaps then
It would not be long before vaga
bonds, who choose to loaf rather
than work, would, themselves, begin
to appreciate the stateness of their
Of course, there Is no lobbying
nor lobbyists around the legislature
at Lincoln this year. All those in
terested spectators are there merely
to enjoy the beautiful scenery,' and
live on the fat of Lincoln's boarding
houses and hotels.
A statue of Carl Schurz Is to be erected
in the neighborhood of Columbia univer
sity, New York City, by a committee of
which Joseph If. Choata Is chairman.
Docs education pay? Alexander Agos
sir, a mere professor at Harvard, who
died In 1M0, left a fortune of more than
W.000,000. according to the latest apprulsal.
Colonol Glenn, of the regular army, has
n plan for taking his regiment on an
automobile "hlk" from Fort Benjamin
Harrison, Ind to the Pacific coast and
back. The project calls for tho use of
HO trucks and the expenditure of J450.000.
Three surgeons at a sanatorium In San
Jose. Cal who subjected Mlsa Ethni
Townsend, a trained nurse, to an X-ray
operation lasting four hours, causing In
curable sores on the woman's hand, wera
laxcu iiT.BO damages by a Jury In a lo
"Kato" Barnard, commissioner of char
ities In Oklahoma, Is endeavoring to or-
Kunne u marriage strike. 8he asks alt
single women to refuso to enter the bonds
of matrimony until tho nun of the na-
I'"" laws ror the protection of
cnimnood and motherhood."
Gertrude Stlnskl, employed In a paper
mill at Kenan, Wis., found WOO In the
pocket of a coat sent to the mill In a
bundle of roita. According to the com-
iny ruies nnaera are keepers. Miss
minsK! saya that sha will pay off the
mortgage on her mother's home.
Btewart Wall, who fought a battle ul-
most single-handed ugalust Apache In
mhiiib in joo anu miiea thirty braves be
fore ha fell with fourteen bullets In hi.
awn.ooav, died recently In Han Bernard.
ino. cat, Wall, who was SI veam om
came to California In 1831 and was the
ursi wwn marshal of San Bernardino,
Food HprcUllaU Overworked.
TU. - . 1 . I - .1 ....
.iicuiirn uieuciana still nuraua
mankind. There's poison In "the pies that
mother made." Tomatoes are suspected
of generating cancer. Pork deserves all
that la Implied In the prohibition of tha
Mosalo dispensation. Apple dumpllntrs are
deadly, Qreen com Is absolutely Indl
Ktstlbte. Hot bread la slow suicide. Most
meats are unfit for human consumption.
Salads are th lair of deadly germs. Milk
Is murderous and coffee ruins the heart
All these and more have been said In a
tone of solemn authority, and now coaies
the voice of a specialist, declaring that
welsh rarebit Is positively tho worst c.a.
tronomlo enemy of the human race. One
easily foresees the coming day8 of diet
exclusively composed of pulse and brook
About Prison Doni.
BLAIR, Neb., Jan. 29. To the Editor
of The Bee; One of the most perplexing
questions before us in regard1 to the
Nebraska penitentiary. It Is here that
many and many of our youth are sen
tenced for reformation. Tho highest tri
bunal passes Its opinion and "the law
nnd evldenco" carefully gone over, and
of course, the guilty one must be pun
ished. We get the Idea of punishment
for wrong doing from divine law, and we
aro guessing It Is right.
None of us doubts but reformation Is
needed. Men aro selected to manage our
penal Institutions. A minister is placed
In charge nnd the old, old story Is told
the unfortunate Inmates of a loving, for
Riving Saviour and the Joys of living the
light kind of a life. This, too, is well.
But what Is the matter with tho Insti
tution of reform In our state. The mes
senger of death from an aasasatns bullet,
who was there for reformation, left the
widow and orphan In Its wake. Disgrace
to the state's fair name was spread world
wide. Could we believe the Nebraska
prison was a veritable "opium Joint?"
Alas, too true.
The hat Is still being passed for the
tieathen In darkest Africa and China's
teeming millions. Was Codding of Kan
bas only "codding" when he told the
solons In Lincoln how to get rid of dope.
It not the heathen In far away lands be
coming a Joke? Is not the party In power
great enough to stamp out such an evil?
Can't get rid of prison dope? Charity
begins at home. In the name of clvlll
ration let's get busy at home.
TOM J. IIILDEBRAND.
'Doesn't It seem nhsurd to 'rehearse' a
.Not to me, dear; I've, been thinking
whnt a fine thing It would be to have a
rehearsal, with nil tho accessories, of the
golden wedding you and I hope tocele
brate about forty-nine years hence."
"Have you observed any results from
your daughter's attendance nt cooking
"Yes," replied Mr. Grewcher. "It has
made me nppreclate the privilege of run
ning out at noon nnd getting n hnm sand
wich and n cup of coffee." Washington
"Well, now really. Miss Jeorwell. I
should like to hear what you would con
sider the Ideal man.' said Blldad Ik
fine him for me, won't yod?"
"1 couldn't," ruld Miss Jeerwell Mtl, n
pleasant smile. "The terms air essin
tlally contradictory." Harper's Weekl
ROAD FROM 0R0UCHT0WN.
F. I. Stanton in Atlanta Constitution
Get away from Grouchtown see tho big
Come on to the dancln' tho glrla are nil
The happy folks are crowdln' at tho win
dows and tho door
And the fiddle's makln' music that It
never made before!
Got away from Grouchtown! It ain't the
place to stay.
Where lonsome Winter never has n rosy
dream of May:
What's the use of travel, bearing Trou
Don't you hear the music rlngln' down
Loncfcome plnco Is GroUchtown never
Not a star to twinkle through tho sluut
owq of the night;
Why should you be stayln' In such a sol
Get out where the light Is look tho morn
ing in the face?
Fare away from Trouble that only would
Ready for the dancln', we'll have h round
Don t you be n-countln' of your lilbula
When the fiddle's makln' music it ncvci
mode before I
Twice Told Tales
Fin d In ur an Opening..
The editor of this particular paper was
busy. Ills temper Is one of the best, but
he did not like tha look of the seedy Indi
vidual with the hair who had Invaded hia
'Well?" tho editor snapped.
'I should like to know," began the
seedy one, with dignity, "If there Is an
opening hero? '
"There Is," Interrupted the editor
grimly. "An Ingenious carpenter, forsee
Ing your visit has provided an excellent
opening. You will find It over there. Turn
the knob to the right, and mind you don't
fall over tho mat as you go out." Weekly
More vegeterlan humor. One of the
fleshlcss fraternity telephones us that he
engaged a German cooklady not long ago.
His wife liked tho appearance of the ap.
pllcant; her reference were good, and
tho wage's she demanded not exorbitant.
"I'd like to have you como," said tho
lady of tho house, "but perhaps you won't
want to live with us. We are vegetarians
and never havo nny meat In the house.
Would you be satisfied with a vegetable
The frauleln scratched her head.
"Veil," she said, dubiously, "is beer a
wcgetablo?" Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Hotel Clerk (suspiciously, to pros-
pectlve guest, whose bag had come apart,
thereby disclosing a strange contriv
ance) May I ask. what that queer thing
The Prospective Guest This Is a new
patent fire-escape. If your hotel caugh.
fire I could let myself down from the
window so easily see?
Tho Hotel Clerk Exactly; our term
for guests with Are escapes aro Invarl
ably cash In advance. London Sketch.
Wltnt In n Fnlr Interest Itntrf
OMAHA, Jan. 28. To the Editor of The
Bee: I read your editorial on the pro
posed "Ioan Shark Law." With prac
tically every other right thinking person
In the state, I am very much In favor of
something to relieve the evils of the
present "loan shark" situation.
It must necessarily be that the Simon
bill is drawn in good faith to meet the
altuation, or is drawn with Just the re
verse purpose, and to serve the Interests
of the loan sharks. I am frank to say
I am not well enough posted to be able
to determine from the reading of tho bill
what Interest It is Intended to serve, but
I naturally believe that It Is Intended for
the benefit of the people, and what slight
acquaintance I have with Mr. Simon
would also Incline me to that assumption.
As I understand the theory of the rather
exaggerated per cent legalised In the
bill, to-wit, 38 per cent per year, it Is
necessary to permit a wide margin of
the Interest to attract legitimate dealers
to the business In the first Instance, and
Mr. Simon personally advised the writer
that the exaggerated per cent was speci
fically recommended to him ns the only
way to practically and effectively solve
the situation, said recommendation com
ing from the Russel Sage commission,
having such matters In hand,
I have no particular object in writing
this letter except that you have a faculty
for getting .at the bottom of such issues
and also have the facilities for acquiring
information helpful to tho solution of
such problems, and would respectfully
suggest that you could do a great Ben-Ice
to the state by absolutely removing all
doubt that the Simon bill as Introduced,
should be passed, or should be rejected.
Nuts to Crack
Some people are satisfied to follow the
crowd, at a safe distance.
Money talks, but It always talks loud
est when It is given to charity.
It's the nerve of some people that make
other people nervous.
You oan boost a hero on a pedestal,
but Its another matter to keep him there.
It Is small consolation to thb baldheaded
man to know that he Is coming out on
A man Is up against It when he la too
proud to beg and too honest to become a
The women In the FIJI Islands d&Vt
wear any clothe. Wonder what they
have to talk about.
Polltness U wasted on some people.
They always seem to think we have a
gold brick to sell them.
A man must Indeed be an optimist who
can have a tight heart and a dark brown
taste at the same time.
Truth crushed to earth will rise again.
but on the other hand a lie. under the
same conditions, doesn't have Its anchor
fast In the mud,
Protei-t American Ilnllronds, Too.
SASKATOON, Canada, Jan. 25. To the
Kdltor of The Bee: Should there not be
a United Btatcs law to prevent ship
ments of American manufactured
goods and other products being trans
ported over foreign railroads, through
foreign territory, from one place In the
United States to another place In the
United States, particularly so when the
shipping point Is In the United States
and the destination Is also In tho United
States, and both are common points with
The American merchant marine is pro
tected by a law of thin nature, where
shipments are made by water, and why
should not the American railroads also
be protected? Thereby keeping our own
money In our own country and con
sequently giving more employment to
our own citizens.
For instance. In shipping from New
England to the middle and western states
and vlca versa, what Is the sense of
shipping goods from Chicago to New
England over the Canadian Pacific or to
the Grand Trunk railroad through a
foreign country, where there are several
American railroads willing to carry these
all American shipments.
It such a law as suggested were In
force it would prevent a foreign corpora
tion from getting a rake-off on our own
flour, wheat, canned fish, fruit and man
Theso foreign corporations are now and
havo been subsidized a foreign govern
ment, thus It Is hardly fair to expect
American railroads to compete succeis
fully with them without government aid
or protection. A law of this nature would
also reduce the costums house expense
on our frontier points, where the ship
ments have to be looked after by of
ficials In the pay of the American people,
to the advantage of the foreign corpora
tions and railroads. R. D.
pnrr.inar (lie Loan shark mil,
LINCOLN, Neb.. Jan. 18. To the Editor
of The Bee; Last night Representative .
Edward Simon met a committee appointed
by the Social Borvtce club of t'ncoln and !
went over hia proposed bill for remedial
legislation directed to the loan ahartc
evil. The commMtee wa Impressed with 1
tho sincerity of purpose shown by Mr '
PImoti and his attitude dlsc!oed a larsr
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