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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1916.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
FOUNDED BY EDWAB0 ROMWATM
VICTOR ROSEWATER EDITOR
TUB BIE PUBU8HUJ0 COM P ANY PROPRtlTOB
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temu Of ttnsciurnoN.
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ttvarr to Omafta Boa, Cluglatko Dopartaaoat.
li-mri M draft. mM or root! erdar. Onlr -"oat J""'"
takan m pa;ai-nt of amall aoooants. Personal eaosae.
! a OmJa and as. torn leh.aas, oat aaaeptoa.
Omaha Tbe Ba Bolldlss-.
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Counrfl Bluffs 11 North Mala street
Lrneoln-SJS Uttla BuUdtos.
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St Unila 101 How Bank of Commioraa,
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Addroao eotnawrataattooa rolatlnt; to am sad editorial
uinttsr o Oaaaba Baa, Bdrtortal Dspartmant
54,507 DaUy Sunday 50,539
0iht Williams, elrenlatloa tnaaafar of The Boo
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awao elreulatloa for tho month of BeptamDor,
na 14,(11 o.ilr. and . Soaday, ..
DWIOHT WILLIAM, emulation Manaeer.
Sahaortooa In say prasonoa and aworn la oafora ma
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ROBERT BUNTS, Hotarr Poblto.
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droop will be akoiifw aa aft as roirol
Our compliments to the weather maker. H
is master rtiit .- '
. Mr. Hufhet is heeding for Nebraska.
Nebraska give him a rousing reception.
If Ambassador Gerard reads all the reports of
international plans said to repose nnder his, hat,
bis sixty-day vacation is sure to be a busy one.
While the country's fans eagerly inquire:
"What's the score?" management and players scan
the raoanting split of the gate receipts. In that
the substance of diamond honors shines.
One thing at a time! If the proposed street
lighting contract referendum cannot come to vote
until after the regular November election, then
there will be plenty of time to give it attention
later. , .'- ' ' " v ' -
St Thomas, the metropolis of the Danish West
Indict, baa been swept by a cyclone. Should the
United States eventually annex the islands, a vig
oroas aspirant for the cyclone championship will
appear in the ring.
A million dollars an hour approximates the
sire of Britain's war cxpenae bill at the present
time. "Burning up money" compares with shoot
ing it np as the flicker of a match to a conflagra
tion. " ' ',' v
Omaha is tightening its grip on the fourteenth
place hi bank clearings. Milwaukee and New Or-lt-.-.n
already are distanced and Los Angeles is
dropping to the rear. Steady speed and endur
ance stamp thej market town as pacemaker.
Vice President Marshall voices the hope that
Mr, Hughes will advise the administration what
to do with reference to the renewal of submarine
warfare within sight of American coasts. No
need of anyone advising Mr. Wilson, for he will,
as heretofore, da nothing, except possibly find
a new way of doing it
v How "aroused" the "common people" are to
help out our democratic senator's campaign slush
, fuad may be gathered from the $200 and $100 do
" nations masked under cover of "Cash." Do they
come from a brewery, or is it only another fat
frying assessment levied on Fanning, Flynn and
the other federal "pie-biters?"
' Chicago jumps on the blackmailers with the
concentrated vengeance of spiked shoes. Their
capture unexpectedly threw a bolt into the ma
chinery of syndicated vice and exposed the inner
working of betting crook's. Other lapaes might
be forgiven, but giving the game away la beyond
mercy. . ' -
Things political and moral are at white heat
in Chicago's seat of government The county
attorney's raid on the mayor's office is the cli
max of a bombardment of rival statements. If
hig Bill Thompson calmly submits to the humilia
tion the romance of the cowboy in politics la
at end. '
The fact that Great Britain is financing the
allied side of the war at the rate of $1,000,000
every hour of the twenty-four emphasizes the
immensity of the burden assumed by the empire.
The mobilization of its vast financial resources,
supplementing sea power and land power, proves
that the Britons are "doing their bit" and some
People and Events
The first monument to Samuel J. Tilden
erected in this country was unveiled last week
on the Bigelow homestead at Malden-on-the-Hudson.
Peultney Bigelow, ion of Tildcn's biog--apher,
was host on the occasion.
One of the officials charged with the adminis
r.alinn of the Pennsylvania workmen's conioonia-
'.ua Uw reports satisfactory results so far. In
1'ie coal regions, especially, the law has cut down
Accident expenses and greatly riduced the num.
er of accidents, largely through enforcing safety
The treat American institution of Die is serl
tiusly menaced by the grasping greed oi Gotham's
pie foundries. Never before has the combine
!kred lift the price of a slab of plain pie above
' 5 cents. Often the slab has been reduced to the
size of a smalt wedge, but the price never flick
ered until war laid its clammy hand on feedom'a
t'avorita feast Now the slabs are 10 cents straight
and a mighty cry for, a state regulation of pie
foundries rises above the chatter of politics. In
deed, the eiie issue threatens to overshadow na
llonal questions and upset the calculations of
A "re lormed hat check fee crabber" relates
In the World some of his experiences among
swell diners-out in New York. As much as $7,500
a year is paid for the privilege of checking hats
at the big hotels. Wagea of checkera range from
$7 to $20 a week, varying according to the skill
st the holdup, while the head checker pulls down
as much as $40 a week for smiling and bowing
' good evening." Among the swells the 10-cent
tip is unknown. Less than SO cents is considered
a Diker's handout. On one occasion of a ban
quet of 420 business men the hat-room privilege
netted $104.80. Woe to the diner who attempts lo
When Hughes Come to Nebraska.
When Charles Evans Hughes comes to Ne
braska, as he will tomorrow, the cordial hand of
welcome will be out that belongs to a distin
guished public man, and particularly to the man
who, in all probability, is to be chosen to occupy
the White House and guide the destinies of the
nation for the next four years.
Nebraska has just begun its serial celebration
of its fiftieth year of statehood, and the whole
history of Nebraska is intimately bound up with
the birth and progress of the republican party,
which is today honored by having Mr. Hughes
as its standard-bearer.
As a territory, Nebraska emerged from the
fiery ordeal that produced the Kansas-Nebraska
bill and laid the foundation for the organization
of the republican party. Nebraska's attainment
of statehood, fifty years ago, was a by-product of
the great war for the preservation of the union,
successfully fought out under the republican lead
ership of Abraham Lincoln. And the very act
that admitted Nebraska into full membership in
the union bears the name of a president elected
on the same ticket with Abraham Lincoln.
Friend and foe alike concede that Charles
Evans Hughes would be a fitting successor to the
great presidents which the republican party has
given to the nation, and it would be fine con
summation of our semi-centennial celebration to
have Nebraska help to re-establish republican
supremacy in the nation under the leadership of
. Regardless of election day fealty, however, the
distinguished visitor if entitled to the attention
and consideration due the presidential candidate
of the political party to which Nebraska owes so
much even its very being.
American sand American History.
Gutzon Borglum's criticism that Americans do
not know American history is merited, the more's
the pity. If our people were more familiar with
the story of their country, how its foundations
were laid and how its greatness was reared, they
would realize it was built up on a principle that
has suffered immensely for the last three years.
They would know that until 1913 there was no
time in the history of the country when the title
of American citizen was not the greatest safeguard
an individual could have; it meant security every
where. It doein't any more. They would also
know that the spirit of the Americana who made
this nation the greatest in all history was not
warlike, but devoted to justice- and right; it did
not seek peace in ignoble submission to imposi
tion. America grew great because its people
were not too proud to fight; were slow to wrath,
but were resistless when once aroused to action,
and could not be brought to rest quietly under
Injustice. That spirit is not dead, but it has been
chloroformed and kept stupefied for the last three
years. Just now it shows signs of awakening.
Let Americans get better acquainted with their
country's history and the experiences in Mexico
and elsewhere will not be repeated.
If Looking for the Explanation.
The controlling influence of the Union Pacific
is lodged in the big Wall street banking house
of Kuhn, Loeb k Co., one of whose members,
Paul Warburg, was put in charge of the federal
reserve banks by President Wilson. That will
help explain why Chairman Lovett of the Union
Pacific executive board, himself a dyed-in-the-
wool Texas democrat, ia able to find an excuse
for advocating the re-election of Wilson. But as
future expectations always in politics outweigh
past gratitude, when Mr. Lovett feels it incum
bent upon him to front for the democratic admin
istration we may be sure he either has been per
suaded that the wage increase force bill is not
wha it pretends to be, or relics on assurance that
the railroads are to receive compensating favora
by which the dear public will be made to foot
Making Clandestine Love to German-Americans,
The disclosures made by Victor Ridder of the
duplicity of the Witsonltes is enough to disgust
any whose gorge has not already arisen in con
temptation of the political tactics adopted by the
democrats. Professing the utmost abhorrence
for,"the hyphenates," denouncing them in speech
and in message, personal representatives Of the
president are found secretly conferring with
leading German-Americana, pleading for support
and assistance in the present campaign. The im
pudence of Senator Stone and Postmaster Gen
eral Burleson in making personal appeals for as
sistance from the mtn who have beefl so roundly
denounced by the president is almost beyond be
lief. If they are bargaining with the knowledge
of Mr. Wilson, it makes him party to one of the
most miserable featurea of a general campaign
of deception. If it is without cognizance of the
president what must he think of associates who
would so brazenly try to make such a deal in his
name? And what can be said of a president who
openly denounces as disloyal all who do not agree
with his policy and then sends emissariea to slip
around the back way and tell his victims he
doesn't mean what he says? The juggling and
double-dealing policy of the democrats in the
present campaign it faat being exposed, and will
certainly meet the defeat it deserves.
How the Democratic Deficit la Mounting.
A correspondent writes to The Bee, asking for
verification of figures published one day last
week, when it waa atated that the treasury of the
United States is now running behind $8.50 each
second of the business days. The statement was
based on figures furnished by the Treasury de
partment and included only the time up to the
last week in September. As a matter of fact, the
calculation was under, rather than over, the mark.
On the sixth day of October, the deficit for the
eighty-three days of the current fiscal year waa
$66,850,1JB.0J, or $805,421 per day. This is at the
rate of $9.32 plus for each of the 86,400 seconds m
a day of twenty-four hours, or $27.99 for each sec
ond of an eight-hour day. Just listen to the clock
tick a few minutes and you may get an idea of
how fast the government is running behind in its
cash account under the democratic administration.
Also remember that when the democrats took
charge of the treasury on March 4, 1913, they
found a surplus of $85,000,000 accumulated under
Wilson never had a pleasant look or a kind
word for organized labor until he thought he taw
a chance to trade in a block of votes. Let the
conscientious wage-earner remember that the man
who would make that kind of a deal with a group
of labor leaders would just as readily make the
Same kind of i deal with the capitalist employer,
and is as apt to charge agninst labor aa he was
to change for them. . . ,
Stab at Nation's Heroes
It may not be generally known that the last
J t Annvaac .h-ii. nrart trail v in secret.
ttNtei .a. tn.vw.-, f j
a law placing under suspicion every union veteran
noiuing n mcaai ui iiuiiwi, u v .- ...
terms that on a technicality this coveted prize
could be torn from the breast of its possessor
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ana nc oecomc i,iuiiiiii --
wearing it. In fact, the act is so framed that
a wholesale cancellation oi meaais vi
awarded to the men who fought the south in the
civil war is possible, if not contemplated, con
ceivably under penalty of court-martial for the
military commission created by the law if it fails
to carry out to the letter its extraordinary pro
visions. The legislation which thus attempts to
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pass uiscrctm -upon uic must b""1-1". B, j
of the civil war was sneaked into the national de-
lence act in eonterence. it never im unn ........
a subject of debate in either branch, nor was
the existence of the amendment known until the
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report Ul liic conicicmc " "l ' wi
and it waa then too late to defeat the amendment
without endangering tnc wnoie oiu.
T7 1 -.- .;i!l.nr man in rnnoritfl
rwt ocvciai jmib ..,... j ....... ... -"o
had tried to induce that body to establish an
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army ana navy iiicu.ii jv ,.v.,.w. ......
creased pension of $10 a month for the men whose
names appeared upon n, ana nviu wn;,
president signed a bill to this end. This measure
was designed especially to cxciuuc irum mc in
, t. . T ...jm..iIi Main infantrv vrlifM mtrt-
bars were the possessors of special medals. The
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law proviaca wi uliuii wimcii
secretary of war or navy honorable discharged
f .1 . ... II l,nMinflr -.1 -i I nf hnnnr anrl
suiuicia v oaiiw iiuiuihb - -
attaining the age of 65 years should be certificated
tor the special pension, i ne iaw went, away uc
yond every other enactment of its kind in the
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benefit unless the medal should have been awarded
"for having in action involving actual coninci
with an enemy distinguished himself conspicu
ously by gallantry or intrepidity, at the risk of
his life, above and beyond the call of duty." The
. t. Bmrir ri war and the
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ju:i. ...hli. .!. annliranfr in hta rlr.
navy lu uca.iu,. wmiuu ,.. -
partment, was entitled to the benefit of the act and
to so certity to tne commissioner ot pensions, mc
certificate constituting "full and sufficient author
ity to the commissioner of pensions for the pay
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mem oy mm to mc uciicin.mi j u...vu ... ..-v..
such certificate the special pension herein pro
This amendment slipped into the bill in the'
dark, directed the secretary of war, within sixty
days after the approval of the act to convene a
board to consist of five general officers on the re
tired list of the army "for the purpose of investi
gating and reporting upon pas' awards or issues
of the so-called congressional medal of honor by
or through the War department; this with a
view to ascertain what medals of honor, if any,
have been awarded or issued for any cause other
than distinguished conduct by an officer or en
listed man m action involving actual conflict with
an enemy or such officer or enlisted man or by
trnnna with which he was servins at the time of
'ftuch action." the amendment further provided
that in case the Board snail nnn mat saia meaai
waa issued for any cause other than that herein
before specified, the name of the recipient shall
be stricken permanently from the medal of honor
list. If a member of the army, he shall be re
quired to return the medal to the War department
for cancellation; and the law even goes so far
as to provide that if a union veteran is found in
possession of a medal condemned by this board,
"it ahall be a misdemeanor for him to wear or
publicly display said medal."
secretary patter, upun m iiiooosv v. .....
bill (the navy bill contains no such provision and
.1 I -1 . i.,M.J I a.iml K him tint hptn
UIC mcuaio i.au.- w .... - - .-- ,
made subject to cancellation), promptly appointed
a board of general officers to investigate the med-
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is cnairman. ahio uwm hv.m uh. .uvv...,a
immediately found itself in the midst of a legal
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mesa wnitu, it mnj ,i.a.v, .
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to lis memrterB m n nua piutwi iu w
outsiders who are aware of the facts. The board
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lmormaiiy scannca we jiiivioiuit vi uiv sidviM
l I . .u mI . Bt An a mnvtil in innttira
pcuaiuil i." .iiu " - m
in its own consciousness, what possible service
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a SOIuier coulu rcuuer mai itiamu an
phrased it "above and beyond the call of duty."
Fortunately, the board of which the former
commanding general of the army is the head, is
composed of thoughtful and intelligent gentle
men, who have known themselves what it is to
expose their bodies to hostile fire. They may
have discovered, what is patent to others who
have read the law, that although the national de
fense act requires them to report on the medalists
and to disgrace them upon technicalities if they
can, that it constitutes a standing insult to the
union heroes of the civil war and that the most
respected officers of the military service are re
quired by its terms to do the dirty work for the
southern brigadiers they may have noticed that
the law does not fix a time when they shall re
port and prescribes no penalty for failure to
make a report As stated, the Miles board has
held one meeting without reaching any conclu
sions, and it may hold a good many more before
it fulfills ita Instructions. Meantime, the heroes
whom the country intended and delights to honor
may draw their special extra pensions during the
brief remainder of their days.
Root's Message to America.
"What America needs most of all now is that
it may be revealed again in the hearts of its
people; that they may realize their love of coun
try, that their patriotism may be quickened; that
they may be ready again to live for its honor
and die for ita duty aa their fathers lived and died,
and as millions of men are living and dying now
for their countries on those sad battlefields of
the old world,
"I have lived a long life, and, please God, will
die in the company and faith of the republican
party. I have not been blind to its faults or silent
about them. But from away back among the dim
impressions of childhood there comes to me now
and then the voice of women praying that God's
infinite wisdom might save this nation for free
dom through the trials of bleeding Kansas and
Nebraska. Among the memories of half-comprehending
and half-forgotten boyhood are the
sounds of marching men and the strong, wrath
ful words of those who bore up the hands of
great-hearted Lincoln, agonizing for his country,
against those who thought this nation not worth
"During al the years since then, whenever the
stress of trial pressed through the surface of
prosperous life to the hard substratum of convic
tion and sense of national duty, I have found the
men whose aroused conscience and patriotism
urged them to stand for the financial honor, the
industrial independence, the moral integrity, the
fidelity to duty of our country, seeking their ob
ject chiefly through the organized power of the
"I believe in spiritual succession, in the trans
mission of faith from generation to generation, in
the ennoblement of reverence for great examples,
in the purification of life by ideals, in the love of
country that subordinates lesser motives, and I
believe that if the real prosperity and honor of
America arc to be preserved, if the soul of Amer
ica is to be saved for its mission of the future, it
must be through the leadership of that great or
ganization which, in its birth and its life, its vic
tories and ita defeats, its convictions and ita im
pulses, is and alwaya has been national to the
"And with cheerful hope, I recognize as the
true inheritor and interpreter of that ancient
spirit which haa made America what it is, the
strong, true and tried American gentleman whom
we are abont to make the twenty-ninth president
oi the United States Charles Evans Hughes."
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Thought IVugget 'or ")'
When Time who steals our years
Shall Meal our pleasure too,
The memory of the past will stay,
And halt our joys renew.
Thorn aa Moore.
One Year Ago Today In the War.
Zeppcllna bombarded London, kill
ing lifty-flve persons.
British submarine sunk German
merchant ships in haltlc.
Russians pierced Austrian line in
Oallcla and drove Hindenburg back
Bulsarlan armies crossed into Ser
bia, menacing Nlsh and the Orient
Premier Vlvlanl announced that
Great Britain, France and Russia
would go to Berbln'a aid.
In Omaha Thirty iturs Ago.
Henry Lovelace, son of the veteran
flagman at the lower crossing of the
Union Pacific, attempted an acrobatic
act on a street car and wound up on
a Htretcher. His broken leg was prop
Folks returning In the "wee sma'
hours will not now have to look
around for the moon, aa C. 8. By
mond has built an ornamental atand-
rd clock opposite hla Jewelry store,
Fifteenth and Douglas, which will be
regulated by the meridian time regu
lator within the Raymond establish
ment Mr. an Mrs. M. Hellman celebrated
their crystal wedding at their home,
2:125 St. Mary's avenue.
Peter Goon haa Issued invitations
to his friends to be present at the
opening of his new hotel on Sixteenth
Cliff Richardeon of the Richardson
Drug company of St Louis, is here
prospecting for a location for the es
tablishment of a branch business here.
Wells Cook, one of the oldest and
best known citizens of Council Bluffs,
has become associated with Charles A.
Baker in the real estate and loan busi
ness, Intending to Handle Council
Bluffa real estate aa well as Omaha.
Marshall Cummtngs and Officer
Turnbull have left for a week's hunt
ing trip In the northern part of the
state. They have 600 cartridges and
as many pounds of lunch and refresh
ment for the trip.
This Day In History.
1816 Benjamin H. Brewster, at
torney general in the cabinet of Presi
dent Arthur, born in Salem county,
New Jersey. Died April 4, 1888.
1866 John Van Buren, noted
lawyer and politician, son of Presi
dent Martin Van Buren, died at sea.
Born at Hudson, N. Y., In 1810.
1870 President Grant Issued a
proclamation against Fenian raida Into
1872 Archbishop Bailey Installed
aa primate of the Catholic church in
the United States at Baltimore.
1889 The Italian government as
sumed a protectorate of Abyssinia.
1893 Senator Allen of Nebraska
made the longest continuous speech
(on the silver purchase repeal bill)
ever recorded in the United States
senate up to that time, speaking four
teen hours and forty-five minutes.
1899 General Sir Redvera Buller
left England to take command of the
British forces in the war against the
1905 Sir Henry Irving, the famous
English actor, died at Bradford, Eng
land. Born In Somersetshire, Febru
ary I, 18S8.
1909 Prof. Francisco Ferrer, ac
cused of revolutionary activity, was
executed at Barcelona, Spain, causing
great excitement among the socialists
1911 The Duke of Connaught waa
Installed as governor general of
1915 The world's championship
base ball aeries was won by the Boston
Red Sox, 4 to 1.
The Day We Celebrate.
Arthur Crittenden Smith, president
of M. E. Smith company, was born
October 13, 1863, in Clncinnattus. N.
T. He is a graduate of Harvard and
also holds the distinguished title of
colonel by appointment on Governor
Major General Thomas H. Barry,
In command of the central department
of the army, born in New York City,
sixty-one years ago today.
Mrs. Laagtry, the celebrated Eng
lish actress now appearing In Ameri
can vaudeville, born on the Isle of
Jersey, sixty-four years ago today.
Samuel F. Nixon, well know theatri
cal proprietor and play producer, born
at Fort Wayne, Ind., sixty-eight years
ago today. ,
Theodore G. Bilbo, the present gov
ernor of Mississippi, born In Pearl
River county, Mississippi, thirty-nine
years ago today.
Right Rev. Benjamin F. Keiley,
Catholic bishop of Savannah, born
at ; Petersburg, Va., sixty-nine yeare
Ben W. Hooper, former governor of
Tennessee, and now republican can
didate for United States senator, born
at Newport, Tenn., forty-six years ago
Rear Admiral Charles H. Stockton.
United States navy, retired, president
of George Washington university, born
In Philadelphia seventy-one years ago
William E. Donovan, manager of
the New York American league base
ball club, born at Lawrence, Mass.,
forty years ago today.
Ttmelv Jot (I HUM and Reminders.
Friday, the U'.li, the only day of
the "double Jinx" on the 1916 calen
dar. The University of Kentucky today
begin? a two-day celebration in honor
of ltfi froldo.n JubileK.
C'hftrles E. Hughes Is lo spend Fri
day, tho ISth. In Missouri, being
scheduled to upeak at Hpringtleld thla
aft-raoon and Jopiin tonight.
'Charlea W. Fairbanks, republican
nominee for vice prefildent, Is sched
uled to speak today at Bismarck,
Pursuant to a proclamation of Gov
ernor Ferris, the public schools of
Mlcttisan will observe today as
memorial day In honor of the late
James B. Angoll. for many years presi
dent of the University of Michigan.
Dr. Carl Or egg Doney, formerly of
West Virginia Wesleyan university. Is
to be inaugurated today as president
of Willamette university at Salem,
Thla la the latest date fixed for the
execution of Elston Scott, a negro sen
tenced to hang over a year ago at
Murphysboro, III., but who haa been
reprieved eight time by Governor
Dunne because the sheriff insisted on
a public hanging.
The one hundred and fiftieth anni
versary of the founding of Rutgers
college I to be celebrated today with
a program of historical exercises,
which will include addresses by
Chevalier Wolf Va Rappard, the min
ister from the Netherlands, and other
speakers of not. '
That Eight-Hour Day Misnomer.
Omaha, Oct. 11. To the Editor of
The Bee: 1 have been reading about
and hearing democratic speakers laud
the eigth-hour law for trainmen only
other railway men nix. And the
more one thinks about it he wonders
what kind of a union man he must be
who approves of it. Anyone who has
ever had tu do with the making of
a scale of wages knows that an eiht
hour day without a penalizing over
time wage is not hard to get, but, oh,
you kid, when it comes to time-and-half
for overtime, double time for
Sundaya and holidays, and, aa most
unions require, after midnight then
the "fun" begins. I can name ont:
firm working nine hours "open shop"
that would gladly have glven a seven
hour day to have had no strike and
Ita union men, could It have been
under the same conditions as Presi
dent Wilson's Adamson law which
gives pro rata (straight) time only
for overtime. What difference does
make to the "boss" whether the
"men" call It a four, eight or ten-hour
day, so long as twenty-four hours cost
no more pay per hour than four, eight
or ten? Of course, it is recognized
that the Adamson lawuts tho rate
of pay for trainmen at an eight-hour
day scale, but when "necessary" hi
works sixteen hours sixteen hours'
straight pay only. This philanthropi
law says "not less than pro rata"
not one word about overtime as known
to a union man.
If you, reader, were paying the
wages, would you want a softer snap?
You, Mr. Union Man, do you want
the next legislature to pass an Adam
son bill for you an eight-hour day
pro rata, or straight time for over
time? If so, please tell us what you
call an eight-hour day. It's your
time-and-half and double time that
enforces, is it not?
Let the trainmen sit down and think
one little serious think and possibly
they will see where they have been
buncoed. They need expect nothing
In the future except sentences to
Leavenworth for any attempt to
amend that law, or enforce any wage
scale not In accord with Its provisions.
The law says "for all necessary time
In excess of eight hours such employes
shall be paid at a rate not less than
the pro rata rate for such standard
eight-hour work daya" Do you see
anything about time-and-a-half, or any
other penalty for working longer?
There Is another law that says railway
employes In the train service cannot
work more than sixteen hours, so six
teen hours is a day's work. I'm from'
Missouri, so if sixteen hours is not a
trainman's day under law, show me.
struct a Just tariff schedule will be
entitled to the greatest monument
ever erected to the memory- of man,
for the wisdom of a JcnVraon. a Web
ster, a Franklin or a Lincoln would
dwindle into insignificance compared
to his. ,,
Whenever I hear an orator spe.iK
ing of regulating the tariff, it recau
to my memory an instance that oc
curred some twenty yiar.i ago at a
celebration. Tho committee on pro
gram had employed several bands to
furnish music for the day: one or
the musicians was playing a slide
trombone, and every time the band
played an elderly lady kept watching
this particular player closely. In the
latter part of the day she turned away
with an air of disgust and remarked.
"If I were that young man, I would
give that Instrument up. He has been
moving it back and forth all day and
hasn't got It to the right place yet.
Let's give that old bone of conten
tion (the tariff) a rest, and turn our
attention to issues and problems that
we can solve that will be beneficial
to the people of the greatest republic
on earth. H. SCHUMANN.
Note the Gentleman's Exception
West Point, Neb., Oct. 10. To tho
Editor of The Bee: I would request
....ti.n n kauri line nn naee eieht
of yesterday's Bee, "Lutherans Stand
Against fronios. f irst, tne prumu.
tion question was never discussed on
the floor of synod; second, the head
lines are misleading and are not a
correct summary of the declaration of
prohibition embodied in the write up.
Mnta Tho Ham i-nrne frnm rOKUlar
publicity sources of the synod.
Wire-Tapping Selling Methods.
Omaha, Oct 11. To the Editor of
The Bee: Those familiar with the so
called wire-tapping game know that
the victim is first allowed to win some
money at a faked-up horse race, and
then, tempted by the easy manner ap
parently with which he won, is in
duced to put up as much money as he
can raise, with the sad result that he
awakes to the fact that the first money
he won was merely bait to get all
Very properly, there are lawr
against thla form of swindle, and every
one would be outraged were any
gestion made to repeal them. Yet in
consistent as It is, our laws allow
another form of swindle that alont
certain lines is Just as reprehensible, i
refer to the cut-price game used by
certain classes of stores, which Is
nothing more or less than a swindle
except that Instead of the victim los
ing all his money, he gets a portion of
it back in merchandise.
A store of tho cut-rate type will
take a well-known article, or even
food, and sell it at such an exceed
ingly low price that the proprietors
actually lose money on each and every
sale. The man or woman who does
not understand that this is merely bait
used to get them into the cut-rate
stores believes, in his or her simple
mind, that because they sell these well
known goods so much lower than
other stores, everything else they sell
is lower as well. Like the wire-tapper
they give you more than your money's
worth at the start and then get more
than you saved when they sell you
If every man will show the inter
est in this matter he should, it would
not take long to compel merchants
who are using cut-rate methods for
getting business to run their affairs
in a strictly above-board manner
Naturally these dishonest merchants
are fighting with all their power, and
so far have succeeded in keeping the
bill to atop these practices getting be
fore congress, as they feel that once
it does it is sure to be passed. The
arguments they advance against the
passage of the bill sound very plaus
ible until brought against the cold
truth, when one can plainly see that
they are merely the attempts of the
drowning man to grasp a straw to
save htm from sinking.
T. L. COMBS.
The Tariff Problem.
St. Mary. Neb.. Oct. 11. To the
Editor of The Bee: President Wilson
In his acceptance speech bouts that
the tariff haa been revised, and Mr.
Hughes tells the people that if he is
elected the tariff will be revised, and
political orators have taken up the
slogan, arguing the tariff Issue pr
and con. But what Is a just tariff?
All the great statesmen of the worlc
have been striving for centuries to
solve that problem and are apparent
ly no nearer having it solved than
when they first began. In my opinion
the mart that haa the wisdom to con-
"You aee the man over there? Ho never
falh to get alt the game he'a after."
"Not at all. Toil aee, he la alwaya hunt
Ins trouble." Louisville Courier Journal.
"He was pleased to aay how well I helg
my age," announoed Mrs. Portey.
"Why shouldn't you?" anapped a neigh
bor.' "Think of the years of practice
you'vo had." Juuge.
Hotel Attendant Qet your head out of
o. the elevator shaft. What'a the matter
Uncle Bben Just a minute, aon. There's
a fellow Just made an ascenalon In that
durn thing and I'm going to watch htra
make the parachute drop. Fuck.
BACK TO THE FARM.
Erasmus was the huskiest of all tho college
Hla kicking was a claaslo and hla running
waa a scream.
The enemy all took flight, their terror ill
Whene'er he grabbed the ptgekln and went .
tearing down tbe field.
He was the very limit In strenuous pastime;
To ask a man to tackle him was not hi (iff
but a crime.
He was the strongest man they'd had In
He always left the Held bestrewn with arms
and legs and ears.
But hack home In vacation time his strength)
Just failed, I vow
He was so weak he couldn't think of follow
ing the plow.
He couldn't hoe potatoes and h couldn't
split the wood,
Although he told his parent he would like
to If he could.
Ho simply seemed to pine away and dwindle)
as a rule.
'Til m the fall when time came 'round for
him to go school.
Then he'd recover suddenly and take an
In feats of strength a deal depends upon
the time and place.
"I admire the Ingenuity of the man who
compiled this pocket dictionary-"
"For getting in so many words that no
body would ever have any possible occasion
Special Treatment Required,
Many women suffer from a form oi
indigestion or dyspepsia which does not
yield to ordinary treatment While the
symptoms are similar to those of ordi
nary indigestion, yet the medicine!
usually prescribed do not restore the
patient's normal condition.
There seems to be a kind of dyspepsia
caused by derangement of tbe female
organism. While this appears to be the)
same as ordinary indigestion it can b
relieved only by a medicine which, be
sides acting as a stomach tonic, is good
for female ailments. Sead what such,
medicine did for Mrs. Williams ; -
She says: "Before I began taking
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Cora
i pound I was trou
bled with dyspepsia
and bearing down
pains in my back
and sides, and after
my meals my stom
ach would bloat np
till I could scarcely
get my breath. At
times I was so weak
I could hardly stand
on my feet and I
nr? my skin was yellow. Now I hava
a good color, have gained in every
way and can do my work without any
pains. I think it is the best medicine
on earth for stomach troubles of wo
men." Mrs. Nellie Williams, 81
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