Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 03, 1914, Page 8, Image 8

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dress will be changed aa often as requested.
Ak-Sar-Ben visitors who don't see what they
Want, trill please ask or It.
Almost time to begin counting; off the days
to do your Christmas chopping.
The Nebrtika Pioneer.
No state or cation can ever hop to repay
the men and women who founded It, any more
than a child ran repay a parent. The pioneers
of Nebraska are. Indeed, entitled to credit and
gratitude for their part In making thla a elate,
as they have been repeatedly told hy various
speakers at their annual assembly. But If these
sturdy folk could but live on a decade or two
longer we are sure that, If they are proud to
day of the state they helped to establish, they
would have cause for far greater pride then.
For, after all, Nebraska It but a blushing tnlst
In the alterhood of atatei, else we would not be
enjoying these conventions of men and women
who are actually among the earliest settlers. It
requires no very fertile Imagination to pre
figure the possibilities of our future. Blessed
as we are with the natural resources that go to
make a great commonwealth, blessed with a fine
type of people, with the most strategic of loca
tions on the mainline from coast, to coast and
linking, we might say, the north and the south
our destiny is secure. It is not mere hollow
play upon words to exalt and extol the pioneer,
therefore.' It is but a scant effort at repaying
a Just and lasting debt.
Aside from the positive work of helping to
construct a state, of blazing the way to agricul
ture and commerce and science and art, pion
eering possesses an element of value as Intrinsic
as these and Incomparably more precious to
progress or a people, mat is me spirit mat
ever made the pioneer, the spirit, aot so much
of Adventure, as, first, discontent with present
conditions and then longing after larger and
better things for self and posterity. Within
that spirit abides the fearless courage, the rug
ged industry And the homely seal of unselfish
patriots that inspire groat hearts to essay great
tasks. Let us of Nebraska pray that never shall
we lose from our composite life a single one of
these basic elements of the only character that
is worth while. And by no means lot us forget
or minimize the part of the pioneer in the build
ing of the state and our debt to him.
Now that Virginia has gone dry, old Kaln
tuck' has the mint julep bed all to Itself.
The best way for a public officer to show
what efficient public service means Is to render
. On the other side of the water it is a battle
of the chassepots; on this side, a battle of the
"How to end the war" should be a much
more fruitful subject now than "What caused
the war."
Secretary McAdoo is evidently satisfied that
the publication of his first list of "money-hoarding"
banks has accomplished the object.
His nomination on the democratic ticket for
senator from New York gives Ambassador Ger
ard a good excuse for quitting his post at Ber
lin. '
A general election In Omaha without any
bond propositions to be voted up or down will
Indeed be out of the ordinary. But there' time
yet to start something.
, Soon after fair Lillian's daughter matched
mother's record for four divorces, mother was
stricken with appendicitis. Yet it may not be
too late for her to win.
"Votes for women is not going to produce
the mlllenlum. Now, there's a sensible suf
frage orator and neither is male suffrage going
to produce the mlllenlum.
The Rockefeller foundation which, It is an
nounced, will Investigate industrial conditions
in this and other countries, should not overlook
the Colorado mine trouble.
President Wilson has begun writing serial
testimonials for democratic senators seeking re
election. It remains to be seen whether the liat
.will be extended to Include Roger Sullivan.
One of the lines of battling troops Is it
scribed as having Its back to the east. It It
wants to get right before the judgment, how
ever, It must be sure to turn its face to the ris
ing sun.
Why ho word from our two great "reform"
contemporaries about the attempted looting of
the treasury by the sheriff and the district
court clerk, blocked only by the supreme court
decisions against the jail feeding graft and the
insanity fee grab?
Omaha suffragists are going to make a poll
to ascertain by direct question and answer what
the sentiment, of each voter Is toward their
cause. We fear the. women are doomed to an
other eye-opening experience It the way folks
register their party affiliations, and then vote
the other ticket, ia a criterion.
Easy If We Only Know How.
Americans are disposed to make hard work
of pronouncing the names of the places men
tioned in the war news dispatches. But Just to
show how easy they could make it if they would,
we submit a list of the names of Important
cities aa they are spellod and pronounced, whici
an expert in linqulsttcs has compiled:
Prsemysl -Pryshay-meeel.
. Mosoiska Mosh-Uh-8ka.
Sxentochowa T.hen-stohk-Oh-va (German,
Kallaa (now Grnssgarten) -Kahl-eeah,
Rawa Ruahka Rah-va Roo-ka,
Kurnlkl Koor-nse-ke.
Jaroalaw Yohr-oa-lahff.
Rxesow -Rahays-off.
Mlkolaieff Mlck-ohl-ay-eff. '
Toroossow Tom-ah -ahoff.
Mysslneo MItach-ln-yeti.
Wlogclawek Vlohts-lay-veck.
Thus it will be seen that, what at first
glance appears to be a jaw-breaking Job for an
American to get jils tongue properly colled
around some of these names, it is very simple if
he only knows how. The one think to do is to
keep in mind the principles governing these
strange pronunciations and the rest is easy.
Take, for example, przemysl, figuring promi
nently. fn current reports. Some folks make a
big fuss over it, when all they have to do Is to
note the simplicity of the spelling, P-r-y-x-h-a-y-
m-e-e-B-1, and It pronounces Itself. With these
keys to the situation we believe It should un
ravel Itself to all and make the study of war
bulletins much more Interesting.
Short Ballot and Primary.
The direct primary la absolutely right In principle.
The only faults that have shown up can b easily
eliminated by what known aa the ahort ballot. Let
the people choose the governor direct, tYen let him
appoint the other atata administrative officers. Just aa
the president does his cabinet. All these names will
then be. left off the ballot to shorten it. Such Impor
tant officers aa railway commissioner should be voted
for dlreot, or on a sum-partisan ballot with recants' of
the state university and aupreme Judges. Of ' course
United States and state senators and representatives
Should be chosen direct, also all county officers, for
the people know them and can chooae Intelligently.
That's all th fixing the direct primary needs to make
It a thorough and effective Instrument for real democ
racy, real government by the people. Blair Pilot.
The Bee is glad to find the Pilot In agree
ment here with the plan of ballot reform which
we have proposed. ' The Bee might not be so
bold as to say that the short ballot alone will
eliminate all the faults that have shown -up In
the direct primary, but with the short ballot
achieved, It would be comparatively easy to de
vise and apply the proper remedies to any minor
defects. We recently heard a member of the
state senate declare himself in favor of mak
ing the judges of all our courts appointive, and
the lieutenant governor as well. We hardly be
lieve the people of Nebraska are yet ready to
abolish the separate executive and judicial dan
partments of government, or to let the gover
nor choose his own successor in the event he is
for any reason to vacate his office.
Oklahoma is making a minimum price for
crude on taken from uaianoma wells with a
view to eventually doubling the returns.. Now,
if the com and- wheat belt states could only get
together and fix a minimum price for their out
put, they might in the same way levy tribute
on people in less favored localities.
The retiring Union Paclfle freight auditor, J. d.
Taylor, was presented with a ha n J some testimonial by
the employes of the office through C. V. Gallagher.
Those Joining In the gift were: Misses Mamie Adams
Addle Wlttlg, feypher. Maggie MoCheane. and Messrs.
C. V. Gallagher. J. C. Wesley, 8. J. Cutler. George W.
Lyndon, J. H. Daniels, J. A. Lewia, T. P. Mahoney,
W. L. Anderson, i. H. Hohtenherger, William Camp
bell. J. IL Fead, C. P. Needham, General E. F. Teat,
I. C. Holtorf, V. E. Winning and A. J. Crumb.
' The so. labia of the) Third Congregational church
waa a pleasant affair, and well attended at the resi
dence of Mrs, J. 3. brown.
lUln prevented the ball gam between the Union
Pacific and the EvansvlUea.
Mia tkule, president of the) Women's Christian
Temperance union, gives notice that the national
president, Miaa Frances Wiliard. wtll be here soon to
address the state meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Florence are playing- In "The
Almighty Dollar" at the Uoyd.
Mrs. J. . House and Miss Ubble Wlthnell have
' returned fn-jti a treasure trip to Colorado.
A Compliment to Omaha.
The re-election of John J. Ryder as presl
dent of the American League of Municipalities
for a third term. Is a compliment to Omaha, as
well as to Its official representative. The
League of American Municipalities Is the na
tlonnl clearing house of all the important cities
of the country. Giving Omaha the headship of
this organization for three terms in succession
is an exceptional recognition, which our people
should appreciate as a tribute both to the city's
good standing abroad, and to its success in
keeping .pace with other progressive communi
According to the German art ec4nmlsslon for
Belgium, all art works and monumental build
lngs In Louvaln'and Liege were saved during
the recent Oerman bombardments. That's easy
-It goes without saying that the German ver
diet will be that whatever was destroyed or
damaged was not real art.
In the olden days, Nebraska politics hinged
on "roonop" and "antl-monop," the Union Pa
clflc crowd, being "monop" and the Burlington
bunch "antl-monop." What recalls It Just now
Is the spectacle of Colonel Roosevelt embracing
"Boss" Fllnn In Pennsylvania to make a fight
on "Bobs" Penrose. ...
Now that the Germans fcav seized two of
the enemy's cigarette factories, they may be ex
peeled to smoke up.
Marvels of How tho Japs
Care for Their Wounded
oaomoa ranraxr i rma otrrx.oox.
Mlnatenesa ( rreraa t lonarr Measures.
One of the most serious problems In rmvlcrn war
fare Is thst presented by the care of tho wounded. In
a battle which lasts a week or more, and In which per
haps Son, 000 men are en(red, the number of soldiers
who are disabled by bullet or shell-burst number tens
of thousands. Every consideration of humanity and
patriotism demands that they be picked' up at the
earliest possible rmiment, transported to a place of
safety, and Riven surgical aid; but the difficulties In
the way are very areat, and in most cases the suffer
ers lie on the field for hours without relief. Here,
asraln, tha camfully thought out methods of the Jap
anese Impressed me as superior to any of which I
had knowledge. Every Japanese soldier, carries as
part of hlse equipment, a first-aid package contain
ing aseptic compresses of gauze, a sterilised safety-
pin and a triangular bandage wrapped up in paraffined
paper and Inclosed In a tightly sewn cotton-cloth
covering. He had been carefully Instructed In the
Use of this packsge, and In thousands of' rases men
were able to give first-aid treatment to themselves.
At th bandaging stations back of the firing line the
medical officers often found that no change was
needed In the dressing of a wound which had been
applied by th soldier himself or one of his comrades.
Then, in very company, there were four specially
trained soldiers whose duty It was to look after the
ounded; every battalion had eight stretcher-bearers,
with a pack-horse load of Utters, surgical Instruments
and medical supplies; every regiment was accom
panied by slz surgeons with fifteen attendants; and
attached to every division there was a sanitary corps
composed of Mne surgeons, sixty nurses and 200
stretcher-bearers, Bo far as I know, no organisation
complete and efficient as this had aver before
taken tha field. Certainly we had nothing like it in
Far In Advance of !' In Cnba.
I have not space for anything Ilk a full descrip
tion of Japanese methods in this field of military
work; but I must say a few words at least about the
transportation of the wounded from the field to tha
first-aid stations, and from the latter to the field hos
pltala In Cuba w relied upon four-wheeled ambu
lances, but they did not seem to me In. any way
satisfactory. When half a dosen or more wounded
man were picked up In the Jungle for transportation to
our single field hospital, they suffered unnecessarily
from the inevitable Jolting of a heavy vehicle over a
bad road. Moat of th brooks in tho vicinity of
fiantlago were unbrldKd, and ran through channels
that wers far below the toad level. The descent to
them waa often steep, and when an ambulance pitched
suddenly down Into one, all the wounded men with
lacerated bodies and shattered bones slid down Inn
a great heap of agony at th front end. Then, when
the mules rushed at the ascent on the other side, th
front end of th vehicle waa suddenly tilted upward,
and all th men were precipitated into a struggling
heap at th back end. This struck me as a barbarous
way of carrying men who were desperately hurt, and
whose powers of endurance had been broken by long
hours of suffering on the battlefield. Whether the
Japanese had any such ambulances or not I do not
certainly know. I never came across one. I saw
thousands of wounded men brought back from th
front at Port Arthur, but every one, .without excep
tion, was carried carefully by two bearer in a
stretcher. It made no difference whether the dis
tance was short or long-lt was often many miles
no wounded man was over put into a wheeled vehicle
of any kind.
Ffrat Aid Equipment Most Neeeaaary.
Xt may be thought that the fighting efficiency of
our army In Cuba would have been lessened by the
detachment of hundreds, or even scores, of combatant
to act as stretcher-bearers; but I am of the con
trary opinion. Th army might have been weakened
numerically, but It would hav been strengthened
morally, because every soldier in it would hav fought
with mor courage and confidence if h had known
that in case of disablement he could count on speedy
rsllef and th best possible treatment. Besides that,
ther were hundreds of Cuban refugees in and about
fliboney and Daiquiri who would have been glad U
carry stretchers to earn their dally bread, and who
were perfectly capable of doing It Th trouble was
that we had practically not stretchers. I saw a few
ia th field and one or two at in rioia oospuai, dui
no more anywhere at any time. In the armies now
contending in Europa the wounded ar picked up and
carried to th collecting or flrst-ald stations In stretch
ers, but ar generally transported from ther in
wheeled vehicles. The roads, however, , in western
Europe ar Infinitely superior to those In cuba, and
piuch smoother than most country roads In the United
Foresight ssd F.fflcteney Distinctive.
Th. rfiatinntiva rksmcterlstlcs of Jaoaneae methods
in ik. Ki,. rf tha wounded were foreslnht and effi
ciency. Every possible contingency had been antici
pated, and all th prearrangementa wornea smoomiy.
r ,v wov n Port Arthur I was held UD four or fIV
days at Dalny; arid as my previous connection with
the Red Cross and my experience in jud naa given
me a keen Interest in methods of caring for the
wounded. I used to go to the railway station about
noon every day to e the arrival of what might be
called the hospital' train from the armies of Field
Marshal Oyama. It consisted of flat cars and common
freight cars, and brought, on an average, from 500 to
mo wounded men. Ther waa always a larg corps of
Red Cross and army surgeons at tne station, aa wen
.miiU fnm of stretcher-bearers: and hot fodvl.
in th snap of broth, rice, etc.. had been prepared in
hug caldrons for th number oi men expeciea. as
soon as th train stopped, the atretcner-Dcarer oegan
bringing out all of th wounded who war unable to
walk. Every man had ready in his hand what tno
n.i.i.t. n . iMifliflcstlnn tallv." which contained a
description of Ma wound and a record of th treat
ment given it sine his reception In th field hospital
at th front. Th surgeons glaneea ai me, tames,
asked a few questions, and decided Instantly what
.h,iM Hnnt. Soma of tha men had their wounds
redressed on the apot; some were sent to the hospitals
In Dalny for Immediate operations or emergency treat
ment; while som wer regarded as strong enough to
go directly to a hospital steamer then ready to sail
for Japan- After examination, all were fed and fur
nished, if necessary, with pipes and tobacco or ma
terials for oiirarett. There was no uncertainty, no
haste, no confusion, no excitement; and yet In from
thirty to forty minutes after the arrival of th train
(00 to W0 wounded men had been examined, treated,
fed and sent away in atretchera to their respective
destinations. It was aa impreaslv an exhibition of
skill, thoughlfulness and systematlo efficiency as I had
ever seen.
People and Events
A Norrlstown (Pa.) man exhibits a fin specimen ot
Pennsylvania conceit in claiming to be able to pro
rounc correctly all the names of places mentioned in
th war dispatches. '
Tha lata Mrs. Leslie leaves a legacy of 11.800,000 to
th war cheat of American woman suffragists for thi
advancement of the cause. TU contribution is big
enough and Juicy qnough to attract a superior line ot
stumping talent from the ranks of th older parties.
Victor Marcks of Nazareth, Pa., rose up in his
coffin the other day and protested that he was not
ready to proceed with his own funeral. He got out
ot the box and into bed. and at th same time told
the mourners to go home and dry up. .
Trouble piles on trouble's head. Th esteemed
William 8ulier of New Tork, having- lost out in
th primaries. Is asked to oome Into court and show
why he should not o compelled to pay Mrs. Dorothy
A. Mason, once known as th "Burg Queen,"
for service rendered. With BlUle It Is "one darn trou
ble after another.
Secretary of Stat Bryaa has sent a personal ap
peal to Congressman Jefferson M. Levy of New Tork,
urging th latter to sell to the government Moaticello,
th birthplace and horn of Thomas Jefferson. Mr.
Levy resented the agitation for the purchase startej
by Mrs. Martin W. Littleton last winter, but Mr.
bryan'a appeal is likely to receive more serious con
7 fcsKw:
Brief eontttsntioB timely
toploe lavtWS. Tks Bs assume
' a respcnaTMlliy for opinion ml
correspondent. AH letters sna
' Sect to oadnsatlom f edit.
(lermsa Kindness to Americans'.
OMAHA, Oct., z To the Editor ot The
Bee: I have Just received a leter from
my brother. Prof. Benjamin F. Battln, of
Swarthmore college, who was with a
party of Americans In Constance, at th
outbreak of the present war. My brother
says th party left Constance August S,
In two private cars provided under the di
rection of the kaiser, himself.
After arriving in London, my brother
returned to Germany on two tripa to look
for eighty pieces of valuable luggage be
longing to Americans, which he secured.
He writes, "particularly In Germany,
the American Is persona grata, and 1 was
overywher rocelved with oxtrem courtesy
and kindness. ' I secured from the German
embassador at th Hague an unusually
efficient special pass."
The many German In Omaha and in
Nebraska will be pleased to know of the
fair treatment of American citizens and
of the assistance rendered them In leav
ing Germany and In securing their per
sonal property. JOHN W. BATT1N.
Cbarces Inconsistency.
OMAHA, Oct 1 To the Editor of Tho
Bee: Why don't Messrs. Spader, Meyer,
and their sympathizers keep quiet? It Is
ferfectly natural and well enough for
those of German descent to sympathize
with Germany and the kaiser, but why
are they continually seeking to force
their views on others?
Shortly after the beginning of thewar
they were crying to the people to sus
pend Judgment until compfote and un
biased information were at hand. They
were also begging th public to refrain
from taking sides with any of tha belli
.gerents. They were shouting "neutrality"
for all they were worth. In these same
letters they were espousing th cause of
Germany and the kaiser In their most
forceful language.
Now they hav quit harping on ''neu
trality" and have substituted a llttl
.mud-sllnglng. A man's argument must
be pretty thin when he resorts to the us
ot such terms as, "liars," "darn fools,"
titc, for those whos opinions differ from
his own, H. E. DRESS.
615 South Thirty-third Street
Mother Shlpton's Prophecy.
OMAHA, Oct, 2.-TO the Editor of The
Bee: I promised to asnd you these old
lines of Mother Shlpton's prophecy for
the benefit of many who hav never
read or heard of them. Th linns wer
first published in England In 1185, before
tha discovery of America and before any
of the dlacoveiies and inventions
mentioned therein. All the events have
come to pass which she predicted, except
the last two lines.
Carriages without horses shall go
And accidents fill th world with woe;
Around the world thought shall fly
Jr.' the twinkling of an. eye.
Waters shall wonders do,
Now stranae, yet shall be true,
The world upside down shall be;
And gold be found at root of tree,
Through hills man ahall ride
And no horse or ass be at hla side.
Under water, man shall walk.
Hhall ride, ahall sleep, shall talk, .
Tn the air men ahall be seen
In white, In black, In green.
Iron In the water Shall float
As easy aa a wooden boat.
Gold shall be found mid stone
In a land that now unknown.
Fire and water shall wonders do.
Un-land shall at last admit a Jew
And thla world to an end shall com
In eighteen hundred and eighty-one.
Grandmother of Miller Park Mother's
Concerning Foland. .
OMAHA. Oct. 2.-T0 the Editor of The
Bee: Several days ago you wer kind
enough to print one of my articles en-
tilled VPoland." Since then I have re
ceived soveral telephone messages and
letters from Polish people, complimenting
me upon ray efforts. "Try to please all
and you can please none." This was never
eo forcibly brought home until I read a
letter utterly devoid of all connection and
sense from some one whom I Judge, from
what little 1 can make out of the mud
dled remarks, wishes to pass for a Ger
man Pole.
As th writer has not moral courage
enough to sign bis name, I find myself
compelled to answer his disjointed, dis
connected, rambling letter through the
Letter Box.
He Informs me that the Poles are heart
and soul with th Germans. Mr. Anony
mous, permit me to Inform you that it
matters little to me where the sympathy
of the Poles rest I made no mention ot
their feelings toward either Russia, Ger
many or AuHtrla. I simply stated, and will
restate, that "autonomy mean freedom
for the Poles" and that no matter how
the war may terminate it will not hav
been in vain if it reunites the Polish na
The letter tejls m that the German
were the only ones to give education to
tha Poles. Beyond that It la a mere Jum
ble of name Into which la Interpolated a
few hints about the place of punishment
If the letter I received Is an example of
that education,' then all effort In that
line ar useless.
The Germans ar famed for their great
educational system and I am well enough
acquainted with them to know they would
never stoop so low as to teach people to
write cowardly, bus and punslllanlmous
letters, such aa the one addressed to me.
103 Park Avenue. C. E. WALSH.
Aloe Is to (InresBi Prejudice.
OMAHA, Oct. 2.. To tha Editor of Th
Bee: I am obliged to your correspondent
who arrogates to himself the prerogative
of aoeaklng as "we Americans," for his
kind permission to sympathise with Ice
land or Prussia and thank him also for
hla sympathy as "we Americans" with
the German people. I am not aware that
Germans in America denounce anyone for
not sympathizing with them, but they do
denounce th extreme partiality for th
allies and the unfair and slanderous treat
ment of the German cause as reflected in
many newspaper headlines, accepting as
true the many fake reports spread broad
cast through English, French and Rus
sian sources, and without scarcely giving
any spare to the other side. All my effort
have been directed to overcome prejudice
on the part of th public, and I shall bf
satisfied if I succeed In convincing there
that there ar two sides.
"We Americans" aays th Germans
ar discourteous to the land that has
given then) bread. Eminent American
historians record th fact that German
hav contributed their du share to the
wealth, culture and prosperity of this
country. "W Americans" aays that Ger
mans ar wilfully Ignoring President Wu
son's proclamation of neutrality. On U
rountrary, they are calling the attention
of pro-Rrlt'.sh shouters to thst very
proclamation. I do not know what the
Illinois "Staats Zeltung" published, but
It surely had ample provocation pre
sented to It on the part of American
newspapt-rs, such ns Harpers. the
Courier-Journal, New York Times, and
many others.
W Americana" says that we will be In
vited to taka a hand In settling matters
wtien the war Is over, and will certainly
tea that Belgian is recompensed "life for
life." What buncombe! It Is the skinning
of the hare before it is caught. Like the
plans of certain editorial writers, al
ready settled upon, for the parcelling out
of Germany to Its conquering neighbors.
They have already arranged thot Ger
many shall be spilt up, back Into a num
ber of separate petty states. Just as
though England demanded that the United
States should be split up Into the original
states, each formlnn a separate govern
ment, making them the easy prey of their
enemies, to be bullied and coerced and
despoiled by hostile neighbors who object
to a union because ot Its strength. I
"We Americans" should know that we
wer all English as late aa 140 years ago;
that we grew weary of England's over
lordship and cast It from us. There were
lens than 3,000,000 poop! then, and ther
have since arrived some 30,000,000 Immi
grants, and the difference In degree of
Americanshlp at most can be a little
matter of four generations, snJ how
llttlo that will seem In a hundred years
from now.
The only noise being made by Germans
In America is In defense Malnst unfair
and slanderous attacks and misrepre
sentations Indulged In by a large number
of writers who should know better. Even
a worm will turn. A. L. MEYER.
Thanks to Miss Dorman.
OMAHA, Oct. 2.-To the Editor of The
Bee. Through the letter box I want to
thank Majorlo Dorman for five votes she
gained for me for suffrage., These five
men belong to the same household and
irevious to thla letter of Miss Dorman
were to vote against suffrage, but hr,
to them, convincing letter has won m
these votes. 651 South Twenty-fourth
these votes. MRS. G. H. BLIGH.
651 South Twenty-fourth.
Like, to Be Ilambnsrsred.
SOUTH OMAHA, Oct. 2. To the Editor
of The Bee. Th greet showman, P. T.
Barnum, said the' American people like
to be humbugged and from the way some
people follow the greatest political hum
bug this country ever Produced, and the
humbug teachings of Roosevelt, It shows
that Barnum was not far oft In his statement
By tho work of this great political
humbug we today have a minority presi
dent who lacked more than one million
vote of securing a majority of votes
cast for president In 11)12, and one million
republicans did not vote. Then an even
100 members of the present congress did
not have a majority of the votes cast
for congressman in their districts. By
the work of spite tho will of the great
majority of th people of the United
States has been thVarted and may be
that way until h law Is passed requiring
candidate .to hav majority of all
vote cast before ho can take the place
that he Is a candidate for.
A Governor William T. Haines of Maine
wrote m a few days ago, "pluralities are
mighty doubtful and it 1 a great weak
ness to have a system of government
which permits a few people thwarting the
will of th majority by" a third party
trick, such as was practiced In, our recent
Roosevelt knows hl "progressive" party
Is too dead to skin, yet he still wants
to continue to beaf the party that made
him, by having spite candidates run In
all places where he thinks they will se
cure enough votes to defeat republican
Hd the republican party remained in
power, there would be no nee"d of a "war
tax" today. The war In Europe has dis
tracted th attention of our people from
th failures and shortcomings of the
democrstlc party, which never has and
never will run this country successfully.
Had there been no war, a "war tax"
would have been resorted to by the demo
cratic party Just the same, and they could
not have hidden behind the wsr screen
as they can do this year.
1 am In favor of a law requiring all can
didate either for nomination or election
to b nominated or elected by a majority
vote. If candidates for governor or
oongres do not secure the required ma
jority at the first election, drop alt can
didates but the two higheat, and take an
other vote, it Is tim minority rul was
dispensed with. - F. A. AGNEW.
Ehe-I will amlt that a woman seldom
Weltihs her words.
He No; even scales hav their limita
tions. he Nonsense! Women don t us big
He True, but they would hav to b
weighed In such large quantities. Boston
Transcript i - Mi reason for mentlnnlnS
your name," said the eminent player.
' You are a press asrent; noi an actor.
'U.U.V. m. i Mn.fl Me. Boostlnsrton.
... haa k. anm) actor ta
convince a star that he believes all th
things he hammers out on th type
writer. v asningcon ciar.
"DM vour Dlavmat enlov her visit?"
said a mother to her small daughter, who
hart just bidden adieu to a lime tnena.
'Why yes, mother, I think she did, ' re
led the child. "I called her 'my dear"
very often, In that dressy ton you us
when you have company. Youth s com
Rahvlon?" asked
the teacher of her Brooklyn class.
It fell! cried tn pupil.
"And what became of Ntnevehr
"It was destroyed." ! . .
"And what of Tyre?"
Punctured." Brooklyn Eagle.
. I - .1.1.. mavm aha) VnnWI dsfe
her feller got her a real dlamlng ring."
said Rastus Johnslng, "an' when Ah axes
i br.,u..a aha MVt flat lift
pawned It afore he guv It to her and
dat s proot aat 11 s genuine.
phia Ledger.
Two college students were arraigned
before the magistrate, charged wiin
hurd In the low spot in iu
their motor car. - .
"Hav you a lawyer r asuea mo m-
trate. . ..
"We're not going to nave ,f a t.
yer," answered me eraw w
I'uvv. nor ided to tell the truth." NW
York Times.
The slaughter of the innocents!
Does our radiant golden eye
Look as though we'd come to bid you
A last tearful, sad good-by7
All we ask's a hit of sunshln
And a breath df balmy air;
A clinging foothold on the groung
And we'll grow anywhere.
Since In your might you hav decreed
Thnt all our race must dl.
We'll meet you on the battl flld,
A coward's death defy.
So send vour hosts against us,
Just send 'em right along.
We'll fight for every foot of ground
A hundred million strong.
You may try to break our spirit.
But you'll buck against a fence
That will make tha German army
Look like twenty-seven cents.
We've done no harm to you or yours.
We're cheerful, bright and fre;
We beautify your lawna, and so
You ought to lot us be
Till the water question's settled,
And the street car service good,
And votes for women keep tho nation
Running as It should.
Till the trusts are reguiatea.
And the last poor fly Is dead.
Then you can spend your mighty wrath
Upon our humble head.
But Just a word in parting:
We were here before you cam.
And men have com and men hav gonfc
We go on Just the same.
And when upon this glorious 'earth
Your brilliant course Is run,
We'll slowly c-r-e-e-p upon your grave I
And wink up at th sun.
Omaha, Neb. DAVID.
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