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dreoe will be chanted u sftoa u rocfuiroj.
The ghost of Villa will not down at Chihuahua
or New London.
At a meana of throwing light on the higher
rjost of living the lowered cot of electricity will
Assuming that "misery loves company" the
glad hand of New , York witl welcome Greece
into the mess. Greece is about to strike.
- Since the iig push began in June the Anglo
French forces have captured about eighty square
miles of territory from the Germans. This area
seems ample for the cemetery needs of the oc-
v Car famine is unavoidable when a top-notch
grain market creates an extraordinary rush of
shipments. The main task for railroad managers
in the present emergency is an equitable distribu
tion of available facilities. -
The discovery and translation of an ancient
account of the deluge and what happened im
mediately after, is peculiarly timely, It enablei
democrats to appreciate what it coming and pre
pare for the worst. '.
The complaint of seaboard grain dealers re
garding car shortage deserves prompt attention.
There is no doubt that some railroads refuse to
move empties, and hold them at terminals await
ing loads. Some means to atop the practice
should be found and the present congestion re
While Omaha is entertaining the mighty of
both parties and giving a good time to a host of
Jetser sovereigns from near and far, care should
be exercised lest some Imprudent local guide
ooint to the Union station as a specimen of
Omaha's enterprise. This is next on the list for
a new move.
Remember that the only vote cast for the
wage increase force bill in the senate, besides the
votes of the democrats lined up by the president,
was the vote of Senator La Foltette, It goes
without saying that the Wisconsin senator under
those conditions must either admit he made a
mistake or stand by his record.
A pictured array of Nebraska governort con
stitute one of the rare features of Omaha's golden
anniversary decorations. And they are some
features, too.t minutely outlining the stal
wart faces which radiated more or less glory
in the atatehouse. - What memories they recall of
battles fought and won or lost, of stratagems and
polls and things. Pause, stranger, and study the
pictures, but remember the exhibit is not a beauty
show. ;, ..'( : . -J
New York Journal of Commerce '
,' Practically Mr. Wilson Indicts himself and his
policy in an article contributed by him to the
current number of the Ladies' Home Journal and
headed "The Mexican Question." One is led to
wonder whether the president deludes himself or
whether he hopes to delude the public with ex
prssions of opinion so much at variance with
hia acta. He may be, as DisraU said of Glad
stone, "inebriated with the exuberance of his own
verbosity" so far as to be unable to see that he
convicts himself of the things he warns the coun
try against But aa we are forced to believe his
intelligence superior to such weak self-deception,
we are equally farced to conclude that it is the
people he aims at fooling. ,
The major premise of the article is that Our
intermeddling in the affairs of any Latin-American
government must alienate not only that gov
ernment but other Latin-American governments.
The minor premise is that, as a strong govern
ment, the United States is under a moral obliga
tion to deal with smalt or weak states with as
much consideration as it would show to a strong
one. . Mr. Hughes, in his address at St. Louis
few , weeks ago. effectively disposed of the
minor premise, which Mr. Wilson had that day
enunciated in his acceptance address, by forcibly
contrasting Mr. Wilson's precept with his at
tempts to control a Mexican election, his armed
invasion of the country to overthrow its de facto
government, and his recognition and support of
l'rancisco Villa as a man worth while tor the
promotion of a revolution in Mexico against a
legal administration in that country which Mr.
W ilsott-did not approve.
The. major premise remains.- It is true that
Mexico "should be left alone to make this
struggle," but Mr. Wilson has refused to leave
Mexico alone. . He has sent one "personal repre
sentative" after another into the country, the chief
of whom, John Lind, was instructed to forbid the
ihen president of Mexico from seeking election.
It is no less true, as the president has written,
that use of the power of this government for pur
poses of intervention in Mexico for what he calls
"state parasitism of big business" or for a per
sonal prejudice, must "revive the gravest sus
picion throughout all the states of Ameica." Yet,
sis the Globe-Democrat has frequently contended,
the worst feature of such arrogance as the in
vasion at Vera Cruz and the sending, of ambas
sadors extraordinary to dictate the course of
' Mexican politics, hat already aroused the "gravest
suspicion of all the states of America." Mr. Wil
son s departure from international usages and
United States policy in Mexico, has set back
our growing relations with Spanish-America to a
point far back of their previous position.
Have We Learned Our Lesson?
The fiee reproduces from the Chicago Tribune
a circumstantial account of some of the misery
and inconvenience endured by the Fifth Ne
braska regiment at its Texas camp, due to un
readiness and incompetence in management of
the War department. Parts of this were known
before; the regiment left Lincoln without proper
equipment, but with the understanding it would
be furnished supplies on arrival in Texas. For
a month and a half it underwent almost the pri
vations of a siege, simply because arrangements
were totally inadequate, and clothing and bedding
could not be had. We honor the men who have
put up with this treatment in order that they
might be of service to their country. They have
shown the spirit that makes possible our great
ness, but what is to be said of the incompetence
of the system that results in such miserable mis
management? Where would we have been if the
actual war strength of the regiments called out
had responded, let alone the millions needed for
If we have learned the lesson, then the
wretched business of mobilization has not been
in vain. Will we profit by our experience in
Wilson and the Tammany Sachems.
Details of the bargain struck last week be
tween Vance McCormick, representing the presi
dent, and "Boss" Murphy, representing Tammany
Hall, are slowly oozing out. It was at first re
ported that Mr. McCormick 'negotiated to ex
change Wilson's support of Judge Seahury, Tam
many candidate for governor, for Tammany's aid
in re-electing Wilson. This is now confirmed by
the announcement that Mr. Wilson will lay aside
his pose of dignity, give over his seclusion at
Shadow Lawn and go to New York to make po
litical speeches. Less would not meet the re
quirements of "Boss" Murphy, who is known to
be very thorough in hia campaign methods.
All this must be comforting to those deluded
disciples of the donkey, who continually hug
memories of how the democratic gangsters of
New York were flouted at Denver and Baltimore,
The Tammany tiger hasn't changed its stripes,
nor its appetite; it therefore follows that the ar
rangement for the president's assistance includes
hit laying aside his high calling as people's cham
pion for the time and becoming a "good fellow"
long enough to earn the support of "practical
people" who dominate the affairs of lpwer Man
Growth of the Indian in White Man's Ways.
Pioneers of Nebraska, who met the red man
in his savage state, may realize better than others
the tremendous advance suggested by the news
item telling of shipment of cattle by the train
load by the Indians. Most of this change has
come about in the last quarter of a century. (At
the time of the Pine Ridge outbreak the Indians
of the northwest were still in! a stage of re
strained savagery, The government held them
on reservations and fed them, and some very able
men who had close contact with them said the
Indian could no more be domesticated than the
All this has passed. The long hair and the
blanket are gone, and the Indian sows and reaps
and tends his flocks and herds after the fashion
of his white brother. He does more than this; he
Uvea in a house, which he frequently builds for
himself and take his share in the communal life
of the nation as a responsible citizen. In a word,
he has become not only self-supporting, but self
respecting. .' -
This is a reward for patient and intelligent
effort on the part of the white man, and worthy
enthusiasm of the red. It was not entirelysachieved
among the younger generation, for braves who
followed the war trail now follow the plow. The
survivors of the stone age have taken on the ways
of the most enlightened within less than a gen
eration. The story of our civilization holds no
greater triumph than this.
Coercion of Congress.
Messrs. Garretson and Carter of the railway
brotherhoods have been given a good deal of
notoriety for the success of their efforts in hold
ing up congress with the aid of the president and
compelling it to act as they wished. .They are
merely imitators, though, for it had been done
before. ' Claude E. Kitchin and "Jimmie" Hay
did it, a little more ceremoniously, perhaps' but
none the less effectively. Moreover, this doughty
pair of democrats announced in advance that they
would have their way, and they had it. , Between
them they killed well considered plans for na
tional defense and permitted only the adoption
of makeshifts, Present-hour boasts of the demo
crats as to how they prepared to defend the coun
try,' to reorganize the army and build a new navy
date back to the time, last fall, when this pair of
southern congressmen told the president and the
party caucus they would allow congress to pass
only such measures aa had their approval, and
that they did not hold a very high opinion of the
president and his military advisers. .Messrs.
Kitchin and Hay whipped the entire democratic
organization into line, compelled the endorsement
of their personal views on preparedness and left
the country without an army and only the hope
of a navy. For this great service Mr. Hay has
been given a federal judgeship, but Mr. Kitchin's
reward is yet to come.
In peace as well as throughout Indian wars
the Crows maintained friendly relations with the
government. During the critical campaign, against
the hostile Sioux in the Big Horn country the
friendly assistance of Crow couriers saved Gen
eral Crook and his command from marching into
a trap planned by the Sioux, then flushed with
victory over Custer and Terry. Such friend
ship deserved the aid and training in use
ful pursuits which the government bestowed on
the tribe. The recent sale in Omaha and Chicago
markets of fifty-one carloads of , Crow cattle
proves that the Indians are making good use of
Now and then the new woman' throws a ham
mer into the machinery of theological dogma. A
member of the ethical society women of Indiana
boldly challenged a preacher's description of the
fire and brimstone constituents of hell. "It is an
earthly condition, not a future theory," said the
disputant,-supporting her definition by her ex
perience in moving the family belongings to a
flat before the occupants moved out. Having
had no experience of the kind the preacher con
ceded there was some merit in the laywomen's
contention. ' '
" ; President Wilson invoked "pitiless publicity"
to serve party ends. The same weapon in re
publican handa serves national needs.
Why I Am For Hughes
Farmer GavorBor A. O. Eborhart of Mlnneao ta
xational necessity requires the election of
Lharles h. Hughes as president ot the unitea
While the broad answer of patriotic, neces
sity meets the question of why Mr. Hughes
should be elected, the outstanding problems
wnicn rentier sucn a result imperative are canny
The outbreak of the European war confronted
this country with new problems which developed
the necessity of a Wreign policy. They required
firmness of action and definiteness of purpose.
These problems were met by an administration
supine, indifferent, inconsistent and woefully
lacking in breadth of understanding. Instead of
keeping us out of war, as its advocates claim, by
announcing a program of hesitating timidity, it
invited a situation which nearly drove us into
the war in spite of the fact that the American
people did not want to engage in it and that it
spelled calamity for one side or the other of the
European belligerents if we had engaged in it.
As it is all our troubles are put off until tomor
row. Nothing Is settled. The allied powers
continue to flaunt us or interfere with our mails
and our commerce, while the submarine program
has merely been postponed and not settled.
In Mexico the same fatuous policy, without
starting point and without terminal facilities, has
resulted in a state of anarchy in which American
lives and property have been sacrificed with wan
ton disregard of the inherent rights our nationals
possess. The administration has waged peace
more deadly than war, has played one bandit
against another; has winked at the murder of
Americans and the violation of women; remained
undisturbed wnile our soldiers were massacred
conducting an expedition so feebly conceived
that it is a wonder that it has no more blood
stains than are recorded at Parral and Carrizal.
The problem which confronts this country to
day a problem that will have to be met within
the next four years is that of adjusting the
United States of America with the rest of the
world. To do this requires a policy of prepared
ness in order to insure peace. Mr. Wilson, with
his ear to the ground after having stood out
against a program of preparedness at the time
when its imperative necessity was recognized by
all, suddenly discovered that the world was on
fire, after the conflagration had waged' for a year
and demanded a preparedness program. The net
result of his appeal was his shameful acquies
cence in the Hay army bill, which adds only a
few soldiers to the regular army at the rate of
10,600 a year, an acquiescence which sounds su
premely ironical in view of the recollection of
the president's statement that the need for a
greater force was "imperative and inow." The
naval preparedness bill, more elaborate in char
acter, contains a clause which leaves it to the dis
cretion of the president to determine whether or
not the program shall be carried out. In view
of Mr. Wilson's well-known attitude in the past,
openly declared up to the time of his 'too proud
to fight" declaration at Philadelphia, there can
be no doubt that he has agreed with the little
army and little navy men of the south to abandon
this policy as soon as possible.
Another form of preparedness which con
fronts the American people may well be termed
industrial preparedness. Only the existence of
the war, the increased demand which it has
brought into existence, and the automatic tariff
wall which it has built up has saved us from dis
aster. At the close of this war Europe will be
economically and industrially organized to the
highest power. With the tariff wall removed
through the instrumentality of the Underwood
law, our farmers and our manufacturers will be
subject to unrestricted competition, which we
are not prepared to meet. This situation is of
special interest to the farmers of the middle west
and northwest. War conditions have 'removed,
for the present, the danger of Canadian compe
tition, but with the return of normal peace condi
tions Canada, with its 300,000,000 bushels of
wheat, spells low wheat prices to the farmers of
the northwest, and the same conditions apply to
all other farm products. . -
The public, In the next election, is to be given
the choice of continuing this shifting, wabbling
policy a policy gilded with the literary style of
its chief advocate and chief exponent, a policy
that spells disaster to the industry of the coun
try, peril to its laboring, forces and the absolute
sacrifice of the position of America among the
nations of the world and its continued humilia
tion wherever stock is taken of national standing.
Opposed1 to this is the choice registered in
the election of Charles E. Hughes, who stand, for
a broad-minded, statesmanlike interpretation of
our foreign policy, and whose election insures
industrial preparedness so that we may meet the
competition that will be upon us at the close of
the European war and for that other form of
preparedness which witl insure peace for our
selves and will aid us in bringing it to the rest-of
Pinchot on Wilson ,
I cannot vote for Wilson because I can
not trust him. He does not do what he says.
Hughes does. Therefore my choice is
Hughes, and I shall work and vote for him.
Statement of Gifford Pinchot.
That jputs the case in a nutshell. Setting
partisanship aside and judging the two men on
their records and their characters, any man of
independent thought must come unerringly to
the same conclusion.
More than in any great campaign of recent
years, the issue this year is at bottom a personal
one. The democratic party with its flexible op
portunism has adopted all republican policies
which seemed likely to enlist popular support.
Many of these it has translated into laws laws
more or less crude or ill judged in details, but
based on foundations laid broad and deep in re
publican administrations. It has no principles
;t will not abandon, if abandonment will serve
to keep it in power.
It was natural, therefore, for Mr. Pinchot, a
man without a party, an idealist, to cast up ac
counts of the two candidates, their personalities
and individual tendencies, and to base his decision
on the results of the comparisons. Thus it has
been left for the great conservationist to indict
Mr. Wilson personally in perhaps the severest
terms yet uttered by any public man.
And the net result of his consideration is
stated in such bitter, albeit perfectly true, words
"In the end I came to see that President
Wilson has a greater power than any other
man in public life to say one thing but do
another, and get away with it.
"With war on every side of us, we all
heard him solemnly assure the country that
we had not been negligent of national de
fense. It was not true.
"We, have all heard him ridicule the idea
of a greater navy, then declare for the great- ;'
est navy in the world, and then go back on
"We have seen him elected on a platform !
which pledged him to a single term as presi
dent and then become a candidate for an
"What Mr. Wilson says is no sign of what
he has done or what he will do. The one
thing his record shows is that what he stands
for now, he is not likely to stand for long."
On the other hand, even the most casual re
view of Mr. Hughes' public"record demonstrates
that he is the complete antithesis of Mr. Wil
son in his trustworthiness, in his devotion to
principle, in his sincerity, in his inflexibility for
what 11 right
I TO n A VI
Thought Nugget for the Day.' ,
Those that give up eiwentlal liberty
to obUIn a little temporary aareiy ae
aerve neither liberty or safety. Ben
One Year Ago Today In the War.
Five German army corps ordered
from east to west front.
Parle reported fresh gains by
French troops east of Bouchese and in
In the eaat Germans gained control
of the railway triangle, Llda-Wol-
RuHslan rear guard.
England warned Bulgaria an allied
army would attack her if she showed
an aKfrreflsive attitude In favor of Ger
In Qmaha Thirty Years Ago.
About twenty couplea of the Swedish
society swooped down upon Judge An
derson at his residence, the occasion
being his forty-fourth birthday. Those
present were Misses Cora Johnson,
Anna Nordwal, Mr. and Mrs. Nord,wal,
Mr. and Mrs. Dahlstrom, Mr. and Mrs.
C. J. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Lcejen
stople, Mr. and Mrs. Andreson, Miss
Ebba Lofgren, Miss Peterson, Mr.
Merteen, Prof. Llndqulst, Mr. SJoberg,
Mr. Smith, Mr. Hufsta, Mr. Olsons-Mr.
Brunnoll and Master Nordwal.
A party of forty young ladles and
gentlemen visited the residence of
Mrs. Honora Carroll, Seventeenth and
Paul street-. The occasion was a sur
prise and "welcome home" to Misses
Annie and Maggie Carroll, daughters
of the hostess.
Conductor Allen of the Missouri Pa
cific is reinforced by a young but am-
bitious conductor. Congratulations
are in order.
Manager Parrlsh ,of the Athletics
has gone with his club to West Point,
where a series of three games will be
played with the West Pointers. The
Athletics are Hays, Miles, J. McCreary,
Hart, Strock, Glllan, Withnell, Cody,
Jones and Jordan.
The new Lake school opened with a
full attendance and the classes were
taught by Miss Emma Whitmore, Miss
Thompson and Miss Latey.
Aticles of incorporation were filed
of the Godman Packing company.
The Incorporators are W. W. Marsh,
J. W. Rodefer, J. W. Bishop, Thomas
J. Godman and W. A. Smith. The
company has capital stock of $20,000
and will engage In the business of
curing and packing meats.
This Day In History.
1729 Benjamin Franklin began the
publication of the Pennsylvania Ga
zette. 1808 Ludwig Richter, famous Ger
man artist, born at Dresden. Died
there June 19, 1884.
1833 Act for abolition of slavery
throughout the British colonies passed
1850 Flogging was abolished in the
United States navy and on vessels ot
1864 The allied armies began the
Investment of Sebastopol.
1895 Louis Pasteur, discoverer of
the Pasteur treatment for hydropho
bia, died in Paris. Born December
1898 Thomas F, Bayard, United
States senator from Delaware, secre
tary of state under Cleveland, and
afterward ambassador to Great Brit
ain, died at Dedham, Mass. Born at
Wilmington, Del., October 29, 1828.
1901 American yacht Columbia de
feated Sir Thomas Upton's Shamrock
II In first of three races for America's
1902 ' Emile Zola, celebrated
French novelist, died in Paris. Born
there, April 2, 1840.
The Day of Celebrate.
Charles G. Hunt of C. G. Hunt &
Son is just 66. He was born In Cin
cinnati and has been In Omaha since
Frank H. Koesters, in the superintendents-office
of the Union Pacific
shops, was bor,. September 28, 1857,
in Omaha. He worked for the Bur
lington until 1895, when he was em
ployed by the street railway company,
resigning In 1907 to go to -the Union
Field Marshal Viscount French, the
predecessor of Tleneral Haig as commander-in-chief
of the British forces
on the continent and now commander
of the home forces, born in Kent,
England, sixty-four years ago today.
Major Frank Tompkins, who com
manded the American troops in the
engagement with the Mexicans at Par
ral, born in the District of Columbia,
forty-eight years ago today.
Georges Clemenceau, former pre
mier and for many years one of the
most picturesque figures In French
public life, born seventy-flve years ago
Dr. Philander P. Claxton, United
States commissioner of education,
born in Bedford county, Tennessee,
fifty-four years ago today.
Milton Nobles, veteran actor and
playwright, born at Almont, Mich.,
sixty-nine years ago today.
John (Jacques) Fournier, outfielder
of the Chicago American leagtTe base
ball team, born at Au Sable, Mich.,
twenty-six years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
The German ,relchstag reassembles
Michigan republicans will -meet In
conveniton at Saginaw to name can
didates for minor places on the state
ticket. An address by Governor Wil
lis of Ohio will be a feature of the
Charles G. Hughes, republican
presidential nominee, is to speak at
the interstate fair at Trenton this
morning. From Trenton he will pro
ceed to Saratoga, where he is to ad
dress the state conference of New
York republicans toniKht.
The annual convention of the
American Bankers' association will be
gin in Kansas City, Mo., today.
Features of the Initial session will be
the address of the president, James
K. Lynch of San Francisco,- and n
address by Frank A. Vanderlip. presi
dent of the National City bank of New
Tons of sauer kraut, frankfurt
sausages and rye bread are to be
served free today to the visitors at
tending the annual celebration ot
Sauer Kraut day at Forreston, 111.
ThM Aftv. ninth annlvfrmrv mcAHnw
Vf the National Association of Local
Methodist Preachers will begin its
session today In Washington, D. C.
Storretto of the Day.
A Methodist bishop was 'visiting at
the home o( a friend who had two
charming daughters. One morning he
accompanied the two young ladles to
a pond where they started to fish.
An old angler a little further along
saw them and, wishing to appear
friendly, called out: "Ketchin" -many,
pardf" . ,
. The bishop, straightening , himself
up, replied:- "Brother, I am a fisher
'You've got the right kind of bait,
ail right, all right," replied the old
chap- with a glauce at the girls.
Boston Transcript. ,
Light on the Democratic Record.
Lincoln, Sept 27. To tha Editor of
The Bee: It Seems that our friends
would have us believe President Wil
son is a great friend of the people.
Let us see.
When he came Into office, the law
permitted vessels In coast-wise busi
ness to pass through the canal free.
This would have made freight rates
from the entire eastern half of the
United States to the Pacific coast,
about II a ton cheaper by water, and
the same from the Pacific coast to the
east. - Railroads from the east to the
coast would have to make the rates
to compete with the canal rates, as
through rates now and always have
met water rates, but when Wilson
had the free toll repealed, the canal
rates were higher, and allowed the
trans-continental railroads to charge
a higher rate for thrtjgh shipments,
east or west. This was for the bene
fit of the railroads, and at the expense
of the public, not only the shipper,
but the consumer, also, as consumers
pay the freight.
They say he rendered ua great ser
vice by preventing the strike. He
suggested and recommended to con
gress that an act be passed to make
an eight-hour law, for the best paid of
the trainmen, and overtime to be paid
them, making an increase of 25 per
cent in their salaries, and he recom
mended having the Interstate Com
merce commission investigate, and be
authorized to change freight and pas
senger rates, if necessary, because of
this change. The congressmen cut
out his recommendation to have the
commission fix the rates to suit, as
that would look bad for them in the
campaign, but the Intention is to have
the freight and passenger rates In
creased to pay the additional salaries
to men who are now paid from $1,290
to $2,500 per year. Do the farmers
want to pay higher freight and pas
senger rates, for the purpose of in
creasing the salaries of trainmen to
from $1,600 to $3,000 per year? If
they do, they should vote for Wilson.
Democrats say Wilson prevented a
strike. Wasn't It a cowardly sur
render? 'We have peace, but isn't it
a case of "peace at any price?" . The
Increase af f eefs a half of one per cent
of our people, and the other 99
per cent will pay the Increase, per
mitted by the bill the democrats will
pass after the election, if the people
approve of their plans by re-electing
Wilson. It was an election trick. Put
ting the matter over until after the
election was an election trick, and
the democrats have not settled the
question, but simply postponed it until
the election is over, which is simply
a campaign dodee. -
No one wanted to go to war with the
United States, and don't now. Wilson
nearly got us into war with Mexico,
(wanted Huerta to salute our flag,
td compensate for killing our sailors),
and made demands upon the Ger
mans, (that would have received an
swers that were different, If Germany
was not busy), and by his course with
Mexico and Europe he nearly got us
In a war, and yet he was easily in
duced to become quiet, in each case,
and they say he should be elected
again, because he kept us ou of war,
when the only danger was of his o m
making.-- young man stood with a
young lady near Niagara, and there
was no danger of her falling, but
he pushed her, then he caught her,
and after she was away from the dan
ger he said she should mar y him for
saving her life. He had saved her
life in the same way that Wilson kept
us out of war.
Four years ago the democrats told
us they would reduce the high cost of
living. Can any mart name anything
we can purchase cheaper? An old
darkey killed an opossum, and while
he was roasting It, on the fire, he sat
watching, but went to sleep, and a
young scalawag stole and , ate the
opossum and smeared some grease
on the old darkey's finders and lips.
When the old man awoke, and saw
his opossum had teen devoured, and
tasted the grease on his lips, aal
"Did I eat dat 'possnm? If I did, .
it certainly sets lighter on my stom
ach than any other 'possum I ever
did eat." If the democrats have
given us the promised reduced cosf
of living, it certainly isn't noticearle
in our grocery Mils, or in our stom
achs. Congress, which has been demo-
cratic during Wilson's administration,
has made more extravagant appro
priations than any other congrea; In
the country, and created more new
offices for hungry democrats than
ever before. Places were exempted
from civil service, to give them jobs,
and looking over the legislation will
show thousands of these additional
places. Money has been appropriated
without limit or Justice, uid if the
people approve it, they cut show It
by voting for Wilson for another term
of the same extravagant and waste
The democrats tell us they have
brought prosperity to e country, but
the only prosperity we have is through
the sale of war equipment and farm
products to the warring nations of
Europe, the millions of men now In
the armies being consumers, Instead,
of producers, and must be fed, so
our farm products have gnat demand,
and consequent high prices. The pros
perity Is not due to democracy, but
in spite of it. Th reduction of the
tariff before the war in Europe
demonstrated the 'let that we would
soon have to I. su- bonds to defray
the running expenses of the govern
ment, just as as done in the last
democratic administration, from '93
to '97, under President Cleveland. The
war has saved the democracy from
the blame they were deserving.
L. P. PETERSON.
Put Him Out of Politics.
Omaha, Sept. 27. To the Editor ot
The Bee: Mr. He.-mon, food com
missioner, says about the pure -ood
department: "Keep it out of poli
tics," and voters . .u have a chance
to do so next November by making a
second kaiser out of him and voting
him into office for six years.
Then he can appoint thevbalance of
his family and frienr's to a six-year
term on easy street. Fine proposi
tion! Mri Harmon says if this meas.
ure don't carry he expects to resign. .
Well, if that is true, which we very
much doubt, Mr. Haimon is digging
his own grave, for we don't think tha
voters are fools .nough to support
his one-man-rule measure.
U. R. RIGHT.
Meaning of the Amendment.
Omaha, Sept 27. To the Editor?
of The Bee: I asked the attorney
general if to manufacture (make with
one's hands) as the amendment reads,
would stop one from making his
own wine for his own use, b'-ould
his grape Juice ferment unwittingly
and also If it would be unlawful to let
sweet cider remain too long and be
come hard cider?
As this amendment is the most
drastic and radical piece of sumptuary
legislation ever foisted on any state
(and it will be seen that the prohibi
tionists in being too zealous have over
stepped the mark), it is therefore no
more than right than that the officers
of the state should be frank with the
voters and help them to Intel rently
vote on this question. This, Mr. Reed
has kindly done for me in the follow
"Your inquiry with reference to the
operation of the proposed prohibition
amendment to the constitution, is
rather difficult of explanation, until
the courts have given an interpreta
tion of its several provisions.
"Undoubtedly one may manufacture
cider from his own apples, and it
would seem to b- rather unreasonable,
If he could not retain the cider in his
possession for his v" use, although it
may have become an intoxicating
beverage. It would . seem as though
the term 'manufacture' used in the
amendment, should be interpreted to
mean 'the manufacture for sale,' but
such and similar questions are for fu
ture determination in case the law be
comes effective. Very truly yours,
Willis JS. need, attorney general."
GEORGE P. WILKINSON,
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