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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1916.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
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Subacribors leaving ths city temporarily
should kave The Baa mailael to tham. Ad.
elraea will Im ekaafeal aa ft ae raquirad.
Hecklers of Mr. Hughes get more thtii they
Mr. HitcheocW! Art yon "wet" or "dry?"
Don't dodge the question.
This district is entitled to "a live one" in con
gress. The way ta get "a live one" is to elect
Benjamin S. Baker. .-( t
. Welcome to Nebraska,, Mr. Hughes! We wilt
receive and entertain you again, later, as presi
dent of the United States.
. Mr. Hughes is handing it out straight from
the shoulder. Democrats are now wishing they
had not insisted thaf he break his "silence."
"Democratic pep much in evidence as workers
meet." Headline in local democratic organ. Yes,
and it was poured from bottles and drunk out of
glasses! ''.-' -''' . . -V
. Now wfth the laurels of the world's series re
posing on the throbbing brow of Boston, the peo
ple once more are free to grapple with the minor
task of "saving the country." '-.' ;
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The naturalisation mill It. one industry con
cededly stimulated here in Nebraska by our dem
ocratic friends, but in this east they will hardly
deny the business Is only temporary. :
With Carransa dollars giving a feeble imita
tion of lite at 2 cents each in gold It is easy, to
understand why an American loan is esteemed in
-Mexican quarters "a vision of sweetness and
Just as sure as the meat packing industry
shifted from Buffalo and Cincinnati to Chicago,
so will its center finally shift from Chicago to the
Missouri river, with Omaha, Sioux City and Kan
sas City dividing the honors.
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Charley Schwab still stands forth as the prince
of optimists. He holds the steel orders of peace
in higher esteem than steel orders of war.: The
huge reserve fund Bethlehem pulled out of the
shell business forms a joyous generator of op
timism, . "'"
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. A memorial to Carrie Nation reared in a Kan
sas town hardly rises to the level of the lady's
achievements in life. Nothing short of a Rational
monument with tomahawk rampant will ade
quately testify to her influence In chasing Indian
cigar signs off the block. V
The Virginia autoists who came west filled
with fear of auto thieves did well to put the ex
aggerations to a personal test Had they noted
reports of auto thieving in the east they would
have been spared the shock of discovering that
western enterprise in that line, annoying though
it be, is leagues behind the activities of eastern
thieves. 'V -. , ; .
President Wilson's excoriation of those who
raise the sectionalism issue comes right back to
himself. Under his leadership the democratic
administration1 is a flagrantly sectional govern
ment run by an oligarchy of southern democrats
who hold their power through the disfranchise
ment of the great mass of the voters in the south.
The fact of sectionalism sticks out so that it
.peaks for itself.
A Woman's View
' v (t it doubtful if . any man has explained his
reasons for supporting Mr. Hughes with such
clear, convincing logic as characterises the state
ment of Mrs. Nelson O'Sliaughnessy, whose ru
band was acting American ambassador to Mexico
; during and for some time before the seizure of
Vera Cruz. Mrs. O'Shaughnessy says: "I am for
llnglies because with my Own eyes I have seen
the destruction of a nation; with my own ears I
have heard the cries of that bleeding, agonised
remnant of what three years ago was the Mexi
can people; I have seen, under the auspices of
the democratic administration, organised govern
ment destroyed in a sovereign state whose
greatest misfortune at this time Is to be our tieiirh-
aor. 1 have seen authority destroyed as certainly
as it wc had taken trie machinery ot administra
tion iiito our physical hands and broken it. ' And
in regard to all this I have seen installed an or
ganized campaign of misrepresentation where the
wrongs of this sister nation are 'concerned
whereoy the cries of the people have been stifled,
their agonies concealed, their , rights their hu
man rights trampled to earth, f have seen the
house of Cod profaned, the ministers, of Christ
cast into Ignominy, holy women defiled. And
last, but not least, 1 have seen our citlsent, whose
right to protection there is as indisputable as that
of the son ef England, Germany, France, Spain,
Japan, despoiled of the trtiitt of honest labor.
Our women nave been outraged, our children tor
tured, our men left to lie In their blood. Now,
with the helo of God. and confiding In the under
lying greatness of our nation, I hopt for the vin
dication of our honor where other nations trt con
cernedand the performance of our duty where
our own people are concerned, I am for Hughes
because 1 believe a man hat arisen who, at
chief executive, will safeguard our most precious
possession oh land and sea at bomt and abroad
our national nonor.
Hughet and the Hecklers.
' One of the luminous features of Mr. Hughes'
campaign has been the frank and fearless manner
In which he meets the hecklers. Questions asked
him are answered in an honest, straightforward
manner, and with a force that carries conviction.
Mr. Hughes has always been noted for his moral
courage, meeting squarely every propositibn put
up to him, and dealing with it honestly and log
ically. At no point in his public service has h
been found shifty or evasive, seeking to hide his
purpose behind a mass of words or cover decep
tion with false logic and elusive promises. The
democrats opened their campaign with a shout of
"What would you have done?" This question has.
been met head-on by Mr. Hughes, who tells the
country plainly and fearlessly what he would have,
done and what he expects to do. Contrast this
course with the weather-gauge vacillation of our
president, whose single-track mind lacks terminal
facilities, and who is therefore always doubling
back or going off at a tangent. Three years of
Wilson's uncertainty and lack of -determination
have well prepared the nation to welcome a man
who can reach a decision and stand by his an
nounced determination. The hecklers have un
consicously done a great service for the people of
the United States by giving. Mr. Hughes his Op
portunity to squarely state his position. f
Why Not Ask Senator Hitchcock?
Will Roosevelt and Root and Lodge and
Bacon and the other Germany baiters be able
to reach an agreement with the editor of "The '
Why not ask someone like Senator Hitchcock,
who has reached an agreement with the editor of
"The Fatherland?" The senator surely knows what
must be done to secure "The Fatherland's" favor.
It is not to long tgo that "The Fatherland" ex
ploited the senator in connection with a letter
tigned "Gilbert M. Hitchcock, U. S. S.," which
begins: - . -S . ' ' '
My Dear Viereck: I have received your let
ter calling my attention to certain extracts from
your paper, and in reply I am glad to say I have
appreciated them and other matters which I
have read from time to time In The Fatherland.
It it not the height of imposture for Senator
Hitchcock's paper to propound the sneering ques
tion about "The Fatherland" and its editor, even
while using'"The Fatherland" favor for the sen
ator's personal political capital?
"Sectionalism" in tht Campaign.
President Wilson publicly expresses his cha
grin that the campaign should be marked by a
revival of (.he issue of "sectionalism." No one
wants t "sectionalism" issue in this country, but
who is responsible for the revival complained of?
When the democrats came into full power in the
nation in 1913, the first thing they did was to re
organise the government. President Wilson chose
a majority of his cabinet officers from the south.
He has two from the one southern state of Texas.
In congress, senate and house committees were
shaken up as never before. In the house, the chair
manship of every important committee save one
was awarded to a southern democrat. Caucus
rules were adopted which gave the southern oli
garchy absolute control of all legislation, and not
a law was passed but was considered with especial
reference for its application to southern interests.
In the tariff ibill, for example, . protection was
taken off the corn and wheat raised in Nebraska,
but' retained on the cotton and Angora-wool
raised in Georgia. "Pork" was made particularly
fat for the south in the extravagant appropriation
of public money to build postoffices at country
crossroads and to "Improve" dry creeks and
muddy sloughs, while the Mississippi river bill
took a chunk of money to protect planters south
of Memphis that astonished even them. And so
It goes, all down the line. The democratic party
it dominated in alt its activities by the "solid
south," and openly admits it. The only sure way
to end sectionalism will be to elect Hughes, who
will be president for the whole United States,
and not for that region he' can see when he looks
from the White House across the Potomac.
"Wiping Out Wall Street"
The democratic spellbinders in Nebraska are
whooping it up On the Money Devil again, using
Wall Street as a punching bag for their on
slaughts, juggling mouth-filling lists of figures
with the utmost disregard for facts, apparently
relying on the hope that their hearers never read
the market reports. The fact that Wall Street
has not undergone a recent decline may easily be
noted by looking over the daily stock transactions
carried on there. That it has money to spare Is
proved by the sending of $100,000,000 to London
in a single week, to be loaned on "call" on Thread-
needle street ,' '.
It would be occasion for marvel if Nebraska
bank deposits had not increased under existing
conditions. No state in the union has furnished
more food supplies at higher prices to the warring
armies of Europe. No act of tb-: democratic ad
ministration is responsible for this, but it should
not be forgotten that Gilbert M, Hitchcock was
one of the democratic senators, who fought the
president on his reserve bank bill, and voted for
it only when whipped into line by the party lash.
Another part of the record preserves the fact that
Senator Hitchcock wanted to shut off the exporta
tion of food tnd other war material to Europe.
If he had succeeded the 70-cent wheat of 1914
would probably have been SO-cent wheat by this
-The cold truth is that the democratic party
had about at much to do with the present pros
perity of Nebraska as it did with the hot weather
of last summer that burned up the wheat in Okla
homa and Kansas and spared the Nebraska crop.
Someone who claims to be "a republican for
fifty years" has been uncovered by the senator's
newspaper sleuth who is going to vote democratic
now. That's nothing! Why, Senator Hitchcock,
himself, was republican until he failed to con
nect with tn office for which he ran on the repub
lican ticket after which he discovered that he was
a democrat. And while he was recently fighting
President Wilson to club him into yielding more
patronage-pie, some of the democrats accused him
of being still a republican. -' ' ,
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Whatever defects may be found in historic
art, no one may justly question the masterful
power of political art fashioned by local artists.
The pictured prospect of 200 jobs held out at
rtwsrd for democratic bustlers bids hope flutter
its wings and scoot for the toot of the rainbow.
Could ancient genius do better and get away with
it? '- '. X "
Competing With the World.
- WUIIem R. wnicoa,-
Reports from Holland anent the attacks on
Dutch shipping clearly indicate that Amsterdam,
Volendam and Edam welded together do not fur
nish adequate emphasis for public indignation
Ckatraua Republican National Committee.
President Wilson might well pronounce and
adopt the slogan, "America Last and America In
efficient," which is the antithesis to the expres
sion and desire of Charles E. Hughes, who would
have "America First and America Efficient." The
president is still very desirous that American citi
zens that is, the American laborer and farmer
and at Mr. Hughet recently said, we are all lab
orers in this country should depart from our
present high standard of living; should give up
our substantial homes; should throw away every
luxury and comfort and get down to the level in
wages, and what wages will buy, to the average
workmen of the world.
At Baltimore recently the president said: "My
dream is that America will take its place in that
5reat field" meaning the world "in a new spirit;
want to see America pitted against the world."
- This recalls what he said in his address to the
extra session of congress which he called for the
purpose of framing and enacting a new tariff law.
in that address he said, "the object of the tariff
duties henceforth laid must be effective competi
tion, the whetting of American wits by contest
with the wits of the rest of the world."
Now, let us see what this means.. It means
that our portt must be open to the free admission
of competitive products; it means that the wares
of Europe, Asia and Africa and the islands of the
sea which are made by labor paid from one-tenth
of one-half that paid our labor, shall come in here
and be placed side by side with our own products
which are made by the highest paid labor on
earth. Human nature will assert itself and the
cheaper products will be bought to the exclusion
of the higher priced goods.
There is American machinery in Japan turn
ing out today all kinds of fabrications that come
into our markets. In the cotton mills of Japan
the males get 20 Cents a day; the females from
15 cents to 20 cents, and the children 8 cents per
day. In their steel foundries, males get 30 H
cents per day; females, 15 A cents per day. In
China the highest priced labor does not get more
than $3 or $4 per month. These we may call
extreme cases, but if we go into South America,
or Europe, or Oceanica, we find that wares are
being made for the American market by people,
none whom get more than half what is paid here.
Mr. Wilson would, have us compete with these
people not only in their markets, but in our own.
Assuming that the cost of material is practically
the same everywhere, yet the difference in the
cost of labor, which in some cases is fully 90 per
cent of the cost of production, is such that the
American workman cannot compete with the
workman of other countries unless he gets down
to their level in wages and in his standard of
living. .- . ;
''it is well that the American votert understand
this question fully. If Mr. Wilson is re-elected
there can be no change in the present tariff for
at least five years, unless it is a change for the
We are even now suffering severely in all parts
of the country and there are thousands of men
out' of employment today, because of thjs desire
of the president and because he seems to have a
preference tor goods made aoroaa to tnose maae
here in the United. States. When the 30000000
who ai;e now engaged in war, or in the preparation
of munitions, go back to peaceful occupations,
they will have to accept the lowest wages of a
century, even in England and continental Europe.
We are now importing more than ever before
in our lives, even though 30,000,000 men are, for
the time being, not producing anything that may
come to our ports. We may then well anticipate
with anxiety and dread what will be the outcome
when those 30,000,000 men get to making wares
that we watit and which they will send to us be
cause our markets will be the most profitable
ones to be found. .. .. . -.
Almost every other nation tf the earth has pro
tective tariffs" which preserve their markets. Ours
at present is-very near free trade. That is the
situation today, and if the American people want
to change it they will have an opportunity to do
so on the seventh day of next November, by
electing Charles E. Hughes president, and with
him a republican and protectionist senate and
house of representatives. , - ,
Plight of Refugees.
Congress appropriated $300,000 last spring for
the relief of American refugees from Mexico, but
the State department by its interpretation of the
measure restricted payments from the fund to
btre cost of transportation and subsistence while
en route. Through the regular channels border
consuls and immigration officials repeatedly di
rected attention to the inadquacy of this relief. Six
weexs ago, alter consultation wun uoracr omciais
and a thorough Investigation of the facts, a spe
cial report on the conditions was sent to Wash
ington and presented directly to President Wilson
through one of the Texas senators. Its receipt
was acknowledged with an intimation that its
recommendations would be considered and pos
sibly adopted. If anything has actually been done
in the matter, it has been given no publicity.
Under the system in force hundreds of fam
ilies, from grandfathers to babes in arms, arrived
at the border half clothed, famished, debilitated
as a result of their privations, and frequently
actually ill, to find absolutely no provision made
for their repatriation. Without the semblance of
investigation they were shipped almost at random
to points where they believed some distant kin or
former acquaintance might help them temporarily.
Penniless and fit only for the hospital, they were
incontinently shunted off on communities where
their reception was at best uncertain and their ap
pearance frequently unwelcome. Some of them
became immediately dependent on private charity,
and the stories of some of the cases cited in the
report to the president, were heartrendering.
For the greater part these people are working
folks clerks, mechanics and farmers who went
into Mexico as pioneers of that new and broader
Americanism advocated by Mr, Wilson, when
considering Other Latin-American nations. They
were performing a real service to this country
in opening up new fields of enterprise, even
though their primary motive was their own ad
vantage. In their necessity they should have been
considered wards of this government and treated
In another way these refugees are entitled to
consideration.1 When attracted to Mexico by an
encouraged propaganda and the reports of our
consular agents some years ago they had every
reason in custom and precedent to expect the
protection by this government of their person
and property. When this administration substi
tuted for the old policy one of perpetual postpone
ment and warned these people indiscriminately
to get out of Mexico it assumed a direct re
sponsibility. If the new policy was endangered
by their presence in the republic, where some
furticularly . atrocious attacks upon them might
orce the issue, it was incumbent on this adminis
tration to see that they were not returned to their
native soil under conditions more dangerous to
their welfare than those they left behind. '
With some plausibility the United States can
plead the general issue of the right of nations to
control their own internal affairs; it may even ad
vance its peace theory as an excuse for not inter
fering to protect Americans on foreign soil. But
it can offer neither reason nor excuse for its
abandonment of American citizens upon our own
soil tnd within its peaceful and proper jurisdiction.
Would Cheerfully Pay Much More. ' ) .
Nebraska City Press: Senator Hitchcock
neads the democratic "slush fund" being raised
by the World-Herald with a subscription of
$1,000. It it quite likely that the senator would
give a great deal more than that if he could be
assured of at safe return to tht capital next
March. Indications are. however, that in spite
ot gigantic "slush funds" it will be a hard winter
ror ocmocratic senators ana congressmen.
Thought Nugget for Uie Day. '
No, the heart that has truly loveo
But aa truly loveo on to the clow;
Aa the sunflower turns on her god
when he aett
The same look which ahe turned
when he -rose.
One Year Ago Today In the War.
Bulgaria officially declared war on
Serbia. t ,
Oermant began heavy bombardment
of French posltlona in the wesL
British recaptured Hohenzollern re
doubt and two other trenches near
Lat Bassee. '
Austro-German forces arrived ai
UflHBA aarVtle ton mil BOUttl Of
the frontier, and advanced aouth of
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
The original Intention of tne
nFnWtnra nf thn npW hotel Oh tht
corner of Tenth and Farnam was to
erect a building five stones in neignt,
but a number of merchant have re
n.nti. ,.ii.!atAri a notftinn and se
cured $11,000, which- will be UBed aa
a donation to the projectors oi ine
enterprise with which to build a sixth
Misses Carrie and Nellie eneveno
were married at their heme, 8608
Davenport, the former to H. Kennedy
v. iBi,Ap tn w r. ftiaukburn.
The ceremonies were performed by
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Rev. J.' B. Maxfleld and Rev. T. M.
House, respectively. Mr. and Mrs.
Blackburn , will reside in Denver,
while Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy will
make their homer In Omaha.
P. Furlong of Springfield, 111., haa
arrived in the city to make arrange
ments for the opening of a large dry
goods store here.
One of Cheney & Olaen's show
windows was broken In by a clothing
align falling against It.
The following Knights of Pythias
have returned from Hastings, where
they have been tn attendance upon
the sessions of the sstnd lodge:
Messrs. Shropshire, Wlilox, Treltschke,
Borden, Wiley and French. E. K
French of this city was re-elected
grand keeper of records and seals.
8. A. Holland, representing the De
tective Publishing company of Cedar
Rapids, Is In town making arrange
ments for a removal of the business
to Omaha within a short time.
This Day in History.
1781 Sir Edward Hawke, the
British admiral who prevented the
French attempt to Invade England In
the seven years' war, died. Born in
180 French victory ' over the
Prussians at Jena, which opened the
way for Napoleon's advance to. Berlin.
1880 Engagement of Queen Vic
toria to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg
and Ootha was announced.
1868 Combined fleets of England
and Franca passed through the Dar
danelles at the sultan's request
U70 PaJa.ce of St. Croud WW frred
on by the French ami burned.
. 1878 Marquis of Lome Was ap
pointed governor-general of Canada.
1841 Consecration at Boston of
Phillips Brooks as Protestant Episco
pal bishop of Massachusetts. ,
1896 Thomas W. Ferry, former
United States senator from Michigan,
died at Grand Haven, Mich. Born at
Mackinac, Mich,, June 1, 1828.
1899 Opening of the Dismal Swamp
canal, which was originally surveyed
by George Washington.
1902 The decision of The Hague
tribunal In Pious Fund case, adverse
to Mexico and In favor of the United
8tates, was announced.
1906 Peace treaty between Japan
and Russia was signed by the mikado
and the csar.
1918 Colonel Theoddre Roosevelt
was shot In the tireast by John
Schrank, a lunatic, at Milwaukee.
The Day We Celebrate. :
l! John G. Willis, one of Omaha's
Sloneers, now retired from active
uslness, is celebrating his seventy
sixth birthday today. He was born
at Chalton, N. Y., and was formerly
In the real estate business.
Milton C. Peters, president of the
M. C. Peters Mill company, was born
Oetober 14. 1863, at St Louis. He1
started the Bemis Bag company In St.
Louis in 1880, remaining with the con
cern twenty-three years, fifteen of
them as manager of the Bemls Bag
company, going into his present busi
ness for himself In 1906.
Joseph Merrltt, who, with his broth
ers, runs the Merrltt drug stores. Is
Just thirty-five years 1 old. ' He was
born right here In Omaha, of one of
ths pioneer families.
Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, wife of the
president born at Wythevtlle, Va.,
forty-four years ago today. .
Rt Rev. Patriok A. McGovern.
Catholic bishop of Cheyenne, born In
Omaha, forty-four years ago today.
Lillian Gish, celebrated motion
picture actress, born at Springfield,
0., twenty years ago today.
William H. Thompson, United States
senator from Kansas, born at Craw,
fordsvllle, lnd., forty-five years, ago
Ivan M. Olson, In'fielder of the
Brooklyn National league base ball
team, born in Kansas city, Mo., thlrty
cne years ajro today.
- Jack Brttton (William J. Breslln),
champion welterweight pugilist of
America, born at Clinton, N. Y
thirty-one years auo today. i
Timely Jottings and Reminders. :
President Wilson Is to address a
delegation of Pennsylvania democrats
today at Shadow Lawn, hit summer
Charles E. Hughes begins an inva
sion of Nebraska today, speaking to
night In Lincoln and remaining In
that city over Sunday.
The manufacturing confectioners of
the United Stales have designated to
day for the first annual national ob
servance of "Candy day.1'
The Elephant Vutte dam on the Rio
Grande river, the biggest reclamation
prtert ever undertaken In the United
States, is to dedicated today with no
The annual national convention of
the Daughters of the K.ng is to as
semble at 8t. Louis today and w.i;
etntinue its sessiens until next Tues
day. . ' i
A great charity boxaar to raise
money for destitute families of Im
prisoned Irish patriots la to be opened
today In Madison Square tardea, New
York City, under the auspices of the
New York committee ot the Irish re
Of interest in golf circles will be
the wedding today at Newburgh, N.
Y, of Miss Doris Tiffany, daughter
ef the late Mr. and Mrs. Walton C.
Tiffany of Newburxh, and Jerome D.
Trarere, four times amateur golf
champion of tho United States.
See Ourselves as Others See Vs.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct 1J. To the Hdl
ter of The Bee: When Congressman
Sloan made an address before the
Young Men's Christian association, in
Aurora, he told about the four rep
resentatives of the railroad men com
pelling the house of representatives
to pass the Adamson law that they
wanted. Editor Burr of the Aurora
Register criticised Sloan for talk ng
politics on such an occasion. Editor
Burr teaches a 8unday school class of
men, and nearly ev . y Sunday he gets
off some politics, tariff views or popu
lism to the class.
Burr Joins with the World-Herald
In saying those who criticise the
democrats are "knockers," The demo
crats criticised the republicans dur
ing the sixteen years they were in
power to the extent that a weak ma
was influenced to kill McKihley, and
cartoons and abuse were frightful, but
they did not call It "knocking." It is
only ."knocking" when It hits the
democrats. They say "No one likes
a knocker." Why didn't they say that
when they were doing the knocking?
Burr, In his paper, opposed the In
crease In -railroad men's wages a few
months ago, but wh.n Wilson sur
rendered to them. Burr did too, and
he Is now defending the Adamson law.
When Wilson's clock ttr.kes, the
democrats and Burr, with the rest of
the "near democrats," step out and
say "cuckoo." L. B. PETERSON.'
The Real First Murder In Omaha.
Omaha, Oct 12. To the Editor of
The Bee: In order to keep history
straight with reference to the "first
murder committed In Omaha," al
low me a little space to explain the
Neither the murder of Hlgglns nor
that committed in Saratoga was the
first. Referring to the cruel murder
of Hlgglns, Mr. Elijah Alien: said that
Baker,., the accused, confessed after
sentence of death had been pro
nounced upon him by Judge Lake.
That is not so. He made no public con
fession, and he was hanged on the
day appointed by the judge, Just west
of the old capitol. The Saratoga mur
der and lynching occurred Just out
side of Omaha, In 1893, as Mr. Allen
states, and therefore may.be dropped
from the gruesome list- j
. The first time that the young ter-1
rltorial village was compelled to han
Its head in shame was on the occasion
of a saloon row, when men had been
fired by the effects ir rum. A dis-1
pute you might call it an argument
arose which, in time, developed into i
a quarrel. One man a stranger in'
the crowd, pulled a dlrK knife and dis
emboweled a harmless looker-ron, Tom
Killlam The murderer made his es
cape a very easy matter atithe time.
and was never found. This was In
1861. Tom Sutton, a first-class officer,
was sheriff. Mr. Sutton was succeeded
by Mr. Andrew Delone, another cap
able public officer. JOHN RUSH.
As to Abstracters' Charges.
Omaha, Oct 13. To the Editor of
The Bee: Real estate traders are In
the best position to judge pro and con
the question of abstracters' charges, as,
they are the Intermediaries In trades
in different counties In both Nebrosk i
and Iowa, whereas local real estate
men operate In their own home cquntv,
or town, so a few comments may not
be out of the way.-
The bill complained about by' Mr.
Morrison Is high compared with mort
Nebraska charges, but it Is well to re
member tjna. with, the multitude of
suits'" 'and Judgments always beiw
spread on the records In such a county
aa Douglas county, Nebraska, that a
search should be paid for at fair
prices, and it wcuia not be fair tt
compare the Omaha charges jwith tht
charges In Washington county, Ne
braska, aa the time consumed in
searching the records it much less.
In Pottawattamie county, at Coun
cil Bluffs,, a similar bill would be fig
ured at about 15, and In Iowa the ab
stract companies have to maintain ex
pensive record books, which in Ne
braska are maintained by the differ
ent counties. Here there is competi
tion and dealers are allowed all the
way from to 25 to 60 per cent by the
abstract companies. In Glenwood, la.,
there is only one abstract concern, who
have a practical monopoly, but there
such a bill would be only 83. Here,
then, Is an example of a monopoly do
ing work cheaper than It Is done un
TO sum up, the abstract business
should be regulated by law, but the
Torrent tystem, while In working or
der in some new countries, like west
ern Canada, could only be made to fll
In here at enormous expense (ant
taxes are high enougn, now). Then
is another feature to the Torrens sys
tem which would not recommend It
self to real estate dealers, and I at la
the length of time It would take to
overhaul a title each time there , was .
transfer or mortgage, and with Me
constant change In county officials, tne
great loaning companies would con
tinue to demand abstracts from con
cerns who specialised in that sort of
business. Real estate trades don t want
deals "hung up," and for that resaon
they would be Inclined to hesitate
about endorsing any such system
which (where It has been tried) In
creases the delays rather than other
wise. Regulation, therefore, appear
to me the best plan for both Iowa and
Nebraska. ' A TRADER.
An Improvement Club Victory.
Omaha,' Oct 13. To the Editor of
The Bee: Through the efforts of the
Commercial club and the United Im
provement Clubs of Omaha, the c.ty
;ouncll has seen Its way clear to give
us a reduction In electric light rates,
and a new street lighting contract
which will provide at once hundreds
of much needed lights in the outskirts
of the city where the small home
owner and Improvement club mem
bers reside. The improvement clubs
have won their fight with the light
company, and the attempt of R. B.
Howell to start referendum petitions
to discredit the work of the improv
ers should be frowned on by all citi
zens and taxpayers who have the wel
fare of this great and growing city at
As the secretary of the United Im
provement Clubs of Omaha, I can tes
tify that It has been a hard and an up
hill fight. We have won, so let's play
fair nnd drop the electric light con
troversy, and take up subjects of even
'mportance that are not yet threshed
' My advice to the consumers of elec
tric light Is not to sign the referendum
petitions, as it will get us nowhere but
Into a tangle In the courts for years to
come. . MATTHEW J. GREEVY.
Life long Democrat Breaks Over.
O'Nein. Nh.. Oft IS To the Fdl
tor of The Bee: Having been a demo
crat all my ute unu never navlng voted
for a republican governor, I thought
I would explain my reasons for sup
porting Judge Sutton this fall. It la
a ten-to-one bet that Nebraska will. go
"dry" In the November election and,
the democratic party in Nebraska hav
ing gone body and boots into the camp
of the liquor interests of the state.
It would be an injustice to Neville to
elect him governor and his true friends
will try to keep him out of a position
that will undoubtedly destroy him for
ever In politics in this state, because
he will bo compelled to either repu
diate the promises he Is now making
the people or tne powers in control oi
his party and organization will make
a farce of his administration and com
pletely destroy Its efficiency.
I lived for some time at North
Platte a number of year ago and knew
Keith's father and uncle, from whom
he was named, quite well and from
what I hear he is tn every way a
bright well-meaning young man, too
bright to be sacrificed in . the manner
In which he undoubtedly will be If
elected. -1 have lived nearly fifty years
In Nebraska and always supported the
democrats until now.
Teacher Robert, how Is It you haven't
'.-our leaeonT It couldn't have been sa
nry hard 40 learn.
Bobby No, ypleaae, teacher; It wasn't be--auae
It was hard to learn, but becauea
It waa so easy to forget Boaton Trans
cript. Uncte Eara That fellow who atars la
that little round hotue on the top of tho
'.111 1... . pi , . . n . lumk ahnilt Mara.
- Uncle Ebon I'll bet It'e a fake. What
doee he know about them foreign coun
trlee? He ain't been out of town tn aevera!
yeara.-rf.puck, ' . ...
Dollars, ive mmc u m mink
THff I CAN WIN HER IN A VIEEK
V) N0U THINK t CAM WYf,
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"My husband mentlonad ereamttl
oysters," Mid the bride. "1 wonder how
they are prepared.
'Sort of a fundae effect I .marine," van
tured her girl friend. "Creamed eyetera
are aerved with lee cream, no doubt.'
Debutante I wonder why women wad.
to wear such wide wedding rtngi.
Blaae MatronBecause at that time, poor
things, they expected them to laat a life
College Niece Oh, Uncle, what a funny
'oohins dog! He'a recent acquisition, isn't
Country; Uncle Think o' that now An
'iere I've been callin' him a oranry yeller
mongrel." New York Times.
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you. They are always
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