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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1916.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
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) SEPTEMBER CIRCULATION
54,507 Daily Sunday 50,539
bwleht William, circulation manager ml Tha Baa
Publlrhlng company, bain duly Sworn, aoyl that tha
average circulation for the month of September, 191a,
waa 64,67 dally, and , Sunday.
DW1GHT WILLIAMS, circulation aawm.
Saboerfbed hi my praaevad and awora aa before ana
thia Id day of October, 111.
BOSKET HUWTIs, Notary FnkMa.
Snbeertbm Isaviar th ally temporarily
kaale bar. Tha Baw mall, to I keen. Ad
s' reae will b ahaafaat aa aftaa aa raejairecL '
T.I i H II. mi I ill. ii ,1 .
Prophet! of $2 wheat would command more at
lention If their doleful outgivinfi were (lightly
' Bank depotiti are mount In i to record levels
throughout the country. Should thia flush con
dition persist bankert may become practical ad
vocate! of cheap money. V
Aisnrsncet comet from the Sierrai that Mount
Lateen It not dead, merely tleepinf. Til well, The
country at the preient moment hat more spout
Inf than can be attimilated safely. ; ' ' J
Fortunately for democratic tpellbindert there
it no hurry call for them in the Dittrict of Colom
bia. The dittrict law against untruthful advertis
ing renderi bsUyhooini t haiardons job.
' Every patting day rhaket clearer the Inability
of Carranxa't government to fulfill Itt promltet to
the United Statei. The "watchful waiting" policy
findi a fitting teammate In Mexican manana.
President Wllion manifeiti cOmiderabt an
etiineit over the, ittue of sectionalism, and
rightly to. Truth it mighty in arouilng the public
to the grota Injustice of southern domination m
national affairs. ' .' . '. ' , ,
Hammen of meteorological tciertce beat In
vain againtt lingering faith in weather prophecies.
The fortune piled up by the late Prophet Hiski
goet to thow that official wetther tharpt mitt a
lot rif eaty money.
Canada It paying a princely price for itt thare
. t. . . . ; . i . , ... ,
iv. v lwmt, n vaewei,jr IIBt Wl
',52,000 men out of a total of 300,000 tent abroad
measures the lacrificei already made and gllmptet
the tol to come. . , .
Hie ieviied version of the Cwribean blow In
the Danish West' Indict definitely retain! the
island as fixture! in the hurricane lone. Holdert
of the cyclone belt may safely banish feari of un
Japan iA Runia object to America! itcur
ing railroad concetiiont in China. Of course, the
double protest doet not puncture the open door
policy. Merely a reminder that the door for
Americana opens out.
Those jobless king! of Europe waite valuable
time lobbing over vanished gleries. If they were
wise enough to Join King Ak-Sar-Ben't eolony
of retired monarchi, joy would supplant gloom
and life become a glad, ffreet long.
A note of satisfaction runs through the weekly
output of official itatittiel thawing the price up
lift in necessaries of lift, f rodueert of the goods
will readily detect the note; but the pleasure is
denied consumers. Their i Ii the joyless task of
digging up or going without.
' Truly thete are gloomy day, for the Greeks.
A few montht ago the German-Bulgart twooped
down on the seaport of Ktvala and kidnaped the
Greek garrison. Now the Entente Allies take over
the Greek navy. Both tjdet sound the depthi of
humiliation for King Conttantine.
The Hobo Newt, official organ of the Inter
national Brotherhood Welfare association, haili
the Adamton wage increase law at a vehicle of
hope of a government handout for the under dog.
"Hiving exercised Itt right to fix wages for rail
way men," tayt the News, "congren may equalise
them for laborer! at any time." Congren must
.Failure to treat all Workert alike tpellt gross dis-
Kughes Answers Tom Marshall.
Mr. Hughet took occasion Saturday to answer
the silliest of all the silly assertioni made by the
democrats in their desperation, that a vote for
Hughet it a vote for war. President Wilson has
Insinuated as much, just as he has insinuated that
all are disloyal who do not agree with his acts
and professed beliefsy ho matter how frequently
he changes his mind. It remained for Thomas
Riley Marshall, vice president of the United
States, to put into words what the president con
veyed by innuendo.
' In hit Omaha speech, and elsewhere in the
state, Marshall stated that "A vote for Wilson is
a vote for peace; a vote for Hughes is a vote for
war." The absurdity of the charge Is apparent to
any sane thinking voter, and coming from "Tom"
Marshall, humorist and campaign jester, it would
get little if any attention; made by the vice presi
dent of the United States, it demands, and receives
inch prompt and unequivocal denial at ought to
tet to reit any doubt that might have been raised
by Marshall's senseless assertion.
Mr. Hughes promises to restore the dignity of
American government and the integrity of Ameri
can cftisenshlp to the respect of the world. This
can be done without war, and will be achieved
without retort to any of the miserable bluffs and
backdownt indulged by President Wilson in his
failure tOmaintain American rights, and through
which he forfeited the high regard of civilized
. A vote for Hughes It I vote to restore the
United States to itt place of dignity and Influence
in the world; a vote for Wilson is a vote to
endorse all his wretched blunders in Mexico and
elsewhere and to unction their continuance.
Shafts Aimed at Omaha
Plattsmoqth journal: Omaha has wider
spot on the map than she ever had before, all be
cause she knows bow to entertain the big men of
the country. - i .
Hastings Tribune: The Ak-Sar-Ben proves to
oe a Digger ana Better entertainment each year.
It has already Outdistanced the celebrated Mardi
Gras festival at Ntw Orleans, and k now elaaaad
as the beat event of its kind ever put on. The his
torical pageant was oy far ine Of II mat naa Dean
produced, and it proved quite an eyopener even
to that great student of history, President Wilson.
Fremont Tribune The Omaha naawant ahnaa.
jng the development of Nebraska waa highly
creditable achievement It wat a theme Worthy
of the effort made by the wonderful Ak-Sar-Beq
organisation, which rose to the occasion fat inlrn.
did performance. Not in its history of twenty
two years has it presented to magnificent a spec
tacle, ingeniously Contrived to condense and tin
press the ancient aad modern history of this
youqg ttate. The people of Nebraska who jour
neyed to Omaha to witness the brilliant achieve
ment 10 unprecedented number! gave a fine re
sponse' to a notable occasion that justified their
expectations. This waa but tha besjinaing of the
celebration of fifty years of statehood. The rest
will be through the public schools, culminating
with fitting observance on March I next Then
will follow in June, at Lincoln, a celebration un
der the atuoicea of the University of Nebraska.
The successful manner in which Omaha baa be
gun has tet a high mark to be aimed at by the
rest ' .
Hughes and Compensation
Threata of Conscription In Ireland. V
The political end of tht British government
does not appear in pressing need of increasing
the store of trouble on hand. The supply It fully
equal to the ability of the politicians to handle it
There as elsewhere are marplots and schemers
who cere lest for national unity than for advanc
ing personal and political aimt. Toryism consti
tute the rallying force of this clsss, and itt char
acteristic hindsight ii thown in moves to force
comcription upon Irelsnd.
The object of the movement is too plain to
maiquerade ai patriotism. Nothing would better
serve the tory tchemeri in wrecking the pledge of
home rule than compulsory enlistment among q
people htrraited and discouraged by military
rule. That tueh a movement It seriously consid
ered tinder existing conditioni does little credit
to the sanity of the movers. Doubtteii the re
iponiible officials foresaw the tory danger and
took itepi to atop it. Thit It indicsted in the re
port of Lord Wimborne, head of the Dublin
Castle government, advising the ministry that'
conscription in Ireland it neither feasible nor
prudent at present" The fact that the lord
lieutenant's report ii concurred In by the chief
secretary and the military authorities of Dublin,
tarrlea ample weight to squelch tory madness for
the time being.
Before the war there were 34,822 Irishrffen
in the British service. Since the war, Lord Wim
borne reports that 154,795 men enlisted and joined
the colon In Ireland. Thit it a notable contribu
tion to the imperial forcet from a population
abundantly tupplied with reasons for indifference.
Besides, it takes no account of thousands of Irish
men In English regiment and in the Colonial
contingent!. The thowing doet credit to the'
"fighting race." It conititutet a protest against
harsh measures and an appeal for sympathetic
treatment of Ireland. -'. ,
England Will Continue to Pay,
Premier Atqulth, taking for 'another billion
and a half of dollarrto carry on the war to the
close of England's fiscal year, added nothing to
what Was already known. He urgently advised
that the war be continued, and that they British
be prepared to foot the bills. Without going
deeply into details, he explained. that the estimate
of $.5,000,000 at the daily coat of the war to Eng
land in money had been fairly well borne out by
experience, and that he did not expect it would
fall much below that figure. Of this a consider
able sum will not be made part of the permanent
debt of the United Kingdom, for It represents
money advanced to allies, who in time will re
turn payment The stupendous sums of money
involved in the Wtr operationt are teaching the
world new lessons Ih finance, and the immense
store of capital held in British hands Is taking on
new significance as the war progresses. England
will continue to foot the bill for the entente allies,
and will collect titer peace has been declared.
. : raid Athletes m Public" Schools.
A report to Yale from committee dealing
with the subject ol the university'! athletics, just
made public, eontaini meat for the consideration
Of all who have the -good of school athletics seri
ously at heart The committee recommends that
Vle develop from its graduate and undergradu
ate bodies t system of athletic control that will
Itcqr sdequate representation for the university
or abandon intercollegiate competition until such
time' as it may be possible to achieve thit. The
committee tayt the employment of highly paid
experti a coathct b absurd.
; Thit thought hat been growing in mindt ol
men who have watched the development of ath
letic! at our great schools for the lttt few years.
The necessity of bodily at well tt mental training
it well understood, 'but competitive trials have
led the reasonable purpose of athletic training
and outdoor sports into at least the proximity, if
not the actual, presence of dinger. The paid
coach system hat reached a point where competi.
tlon for these expert athletet exceeds that for
competent professors who devote their abilities
to intellectual pursuits. Some schools may be
noted for high scholastic attribute! of their facul
ties, but many more are better known because ol
their foot ball teams. Youthful enthusiasm for
port it too frequently transformed into teal for
victory, the true spirit of sportsmanship and gen
croui rivalry being sunk in lust of conquest In
such tchoott athletic training center! interest in
the building op of championship teams, rather
than in seeing that the entire student body get
the good of whatever of athletict mty be availa
The paid coach may be as indlipeniibie aa the
paid instructor in any branch of study, but, hit
business should be to train the student body,
fither than the team. ; Healthy college sport is
not possible when- winning is the sole end of
training. The ideal of service pertaint to tport
as to any other department of education. .
: Eat potato bread and lower the cott of living,
say tht administration bakers. It it not a bread
line suggestion, Itrictly speaking, but it squints
Workingmen's compensation has now been es
tablished by law in thirty-one states and two teri.
ri lories, and in addition the federal government
grants it to injured employes. All this progress
hat been made practically in the last six or seven
years. Before that the workman who met with
accident had only the old common-taw principle
of employer's liability to rely on, and in practice
this inured chiefly to the benefit of the damage
It was Charles E. Hughes, as governor of New
York, who brought to completion the first prac
tical compensation law, which has served as the
model for other statea to follow. In his massage
to the legislature in 1909 he recommended a spe
cial investigationand as a result the Wainwright
commission was appointed. In his message the
following year he urgently recommended the
adoption of the commission's suggestions. These
were in the form of two bills, one substituting em
ployers' liability for the old system by mutual
agreement, and the other providing for compul
Both were passed bv the New York lee-ie.larure,
and both were signed by Governor Hughes.
There were grave doubts at to the constitution
alitv of the comDulsorv act and these did not es
cape the governor'! judicial mind. In a memoran-
uuin nica wun ma aignaiuic ui tua um no aoiu..
"The importance of providing a suitable
scheme of compensation for industrial: accident!
and of avoiding the shocking waste and injus
tice of our present methods must be conceded
by all open-minded students of industrial condi
tions. ' It is difficult to devise any method of
compensation which will, not be visited with
severe criticism and a satisfactory solution of
the problem can only be resched by experi
mentation. With respect to the objec
tions urged before me as to the validity of cer
tain sections of the bill, I believe that the ques
tions thui railed should be left to the determi
nation of the courts. In this way only can
there be an authoritative determination with
respect to the measures that are within the
limits of legislstive power and a suitable shap
ing, in the light of judicial decisions, of the
policv of the state with respect to compensation
for industrial accidents."
What was sn experimental measure in 1910
has become a widespread and widely approved
svstem In 1916. Here wat the beginning of per-
haDt the createst and most beneficent labor leg
islation of recent times. Governor Hughes signed
the bill on broad grounds of humanity and justice.
His action has approved itself a thousand fold.
-Well Street Joumal-
Not in forty yean has contract wheat been at
luch a high October level; while flour has al
ready scored an advance of 58 per cent in a
year s time. Suggestions for solving the problem
of higher prices are pertinent therefore a few
sensible extracts from a correspondent's letter
are herewith given;
"A few years ago the Department of Agri
culture made experiments to find a substitute
for high-priced flour. It was discovered that
by using one-third corn meal and two-thirds
flour, a palatable, nutritious and much .cheaper
bread was obtained.
"If the people would use one-third corn in
bread-making there would be no scarcity, and
the people would benefit in health and pocket
If England, France and Italy did the same,
the wheat problem would be solved."
, Bread msde from a wheat and corn mixture
is, as the correspondent says, palatable and has
the advantage of keeping moist longer than the
all-wheat bread. Our grandmothers were accus
tomed to mix it from choice,- and it was once cus
tomary for millers to sell mixed flour.. But con
gress in its wisdom taw fit to disapprove of the
practice. But as a considerable mixture of white
corn in wheat flour cannot be detected by the
taste or color, can congress be assured that bakers
do not now mix it themselves to their own
Out of the pinch of war Germany has learned
to mix cheaper grain with wheat, and evidence is
abundant that the 'virility of the people ia not
in the least impaired. It is safe to say they will
have no foolish laws against mixing wholesome
grains for food.
We think of barley in terms of beer instead bf
bread. As for oats, we haven't the sturdy sense
of the Scot who, when; taunted by an Englishman
oil bis national fondness for oata which "in Eng
land we only feed to horses," replied, "Where do
you find such horse! as in England and such men
as in Scotland?" i V -
t In our cotton seed it a valuable food product,
now fed only to cattle or else dumped on the
fields for the sake of the ammonia that is in it.
But we don't know yet how to use it Corn, bar
ley, oats and cottonseed, all palatable bread
stuffs, are fed to cattle or dumped into the malt
vats, and we cry out against the rising price of
bread, institute useless investigations and pray
for embargoes to disturb the channels of trade.
A little education in domestic economy teems
necessary to a people who cry famine in the
midst of plenty which they do not know how to
use. - .
Nebraska Political Comment
Nebraska City Press: Evidently .the demo
cratic World-Herald considers it an act of rank
Injustice for a republican newspaper to say cruel
things about a democratic candidate for office,
even though the things mty have been true at
one time; out it considers it an aet of democratic
mercy to throw mud itself in the direction of re
publican candidates for ttate office.
Monroe Republican! Two years ago the Co
lumbus Telegram wat roasting Congressman
Stephen! for using his congressional frank for the
purpose of sending personal campaign literature
to the voters, and was not friendly to the con
gressman's candidacy for re-election. But the
other night in Columbus Edgar Howard intro
duced Congressman Stephens when he spoke
there. And there was nothing said about the
franking privilege, which Stephens it working
overtime during the pretent campaign. But poli
tic! makes queer bedfellows, when one is a candi
date for office. .
Gandy Pioneer: "All ye Nebraska democrats,
bow to me," lays Mullen, the machine boss of the
democratic party. "I am the1 personal representa
tive of President Wilson in Nebraska. I have the
only official acceptance from the president to come
to Omaha, and you must consult me, the great
political dictator." But there are a whole lot of
good democrats in Nebraska that won't stand for
Mullen and his machine, and there will be a dean
up this fall. Msny democrats prefer to elect re
publicans rather than to vote for men who are
unV the thumb of Mullen. t
Kearney Hub: One of the most prominent
democrats in Kearney told the Democrat that he
would. not vote for Hitchcodt only for the pur
pose of trying to keep the senate democratic But
why vote for Hitchcock for that purpose? Why
believe Hitchcock will keep the senate demo
cratic? It ia not so very long ago that Hitch
cock joined hands with all of the republican mem
bers of the senate banking committee to defeat
the democratic banking measure. Why place your
confidence in his democracy? When codfish aris
tocracy is In evidence he hasn't any more democ
racy than a rabbit. John L. Kennedy has more
genuine democracy about his every day make-up
than Gilbert ever dreamed of. v .
Bridal Couple Elude Guests.
Guests at a fashionable wedding at Morgan
Park, a Chicago suburb, stayed andstayed until
tht midnight nour struck, waiting to learn the
honeymoon plana which the couple refused to re
veal. At last the couple slipped out locked the
guettt in the house and disappeared in a limou
sine. All of which supports, the theory that
youngsters are too awift lor elders. .
Thought Nugget for the Day.
Who haa not felt how sadly sweet
The dream of home, the dream of
Steals over the heart too soon to
, When far o'er sea or land we
, , roam? Thomaa Moore.
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Great Britain declared war on Bul
garia. ' i
gerbo-Anglo-French force attacked
Btrumltaa in Bulgaria. ,
Russians, after three attempts,
pierced German line near Dvlnak.
Petroxrad announced five German
transports sunk in the Baltic by a
British submarine. ,
After . a two-days' bombardment
German troops In the west regained
a tooting In the trenches recently lost
by them near Auberlvo.
In Omaha Thirty Yeans Ago. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Korty were the ob
jects of a very pleasant surprise at
their elegant new residence on Pop
pleton avenue, the occasion being the
fifteenth anniversary of their wed
ding. Among those present were
Messrs. and Mesdamea Llnlnger, Hal
ler, Parr, P. W. Reed, Fisett, Dan
8 haw, Lyle Dickey, William Shaw,
Swobe, Rheem and Manchester."
John J. Dillon of South Tenth
street and Miss Mabel Woodward of
Walnut street were married by
Father McCarthy. The attendants
were Misses, Minnie Woodward and
Annie Dillon and Messrs. Edward
Dillon and Joseph Traynor,
Mrs. T. G. MaTane, tht' dancing
teacher who haa opened an academy
of dancing In Metropolitan hall. Is
planning on introducing the gavotte,
the latest popular dance in the east.
W. O. Albright while driving to
South Omaha, was thrown out of
his carriag and seriously hurt The
horses tore the valuaDle buggy to
pieces and were themselves Injured.
Omaha has at last the much-needed
acquisition of a tenor singer. Mr.
Trent comes here from Albany, N. Y.,
with high recommendation for his
ability as sirger and organist. He
makes his debut In the choir at Trin
Mr. Leslie, the well known druggist
has taken his friends' unawares by
being quietly married to Mrs. Sher
man. After the knot was tied they
went down to St. Louis for a little
Jaunt and took In the Veiled Propheta
This Day tn Hlntory. I
lilt General William Preston,
minister to Spain, and noted confed
erate commander, born near Louis
ville, Ky. Died at Lexington, -Ky.,
September 17, 1187.
1141 Interstate convention at St.
Louis unanimously endorsed a na
tional Pacific railway across the ion
tlnent . '
1870 Soisson surrendered to the
Germans after four day1 bombard
ment 1175 British-Egyptian' expedition
lato Abyssinia surprised aad defeated
with much slaughter. ,'
1171 New I England veteran of
the war ot 1811 held their last re
lilt Klmberley and Mafeklng iso
lated by Boer commandos.
1100 Resignation of Prince Hoh
enlohe, the German Imperial chan
cellor. 1912 President Roosevelt appoint
ed a commission to investigate and
settle question Involved In the great
anthracite coal strike.
1109 Presidents Taft . and Dlas
met and exchanged friendly greetings
at El Paso, i
lilt Walter Wellman and five
companion started from Atlantic
City to cross the Atlantto In a dirigi
ble balloon; rescued in mid-ocean sev
eral day later".
The Day Wo Celebrate, :
Brower E. McCague, secretary and
treasurer of the MeCague Investment
company, was born October It, 1874,
in Omaha. He I a Spanish-American
war veteran and aotlve in various lo
cal business organisations.
Bert Le Bron la today celebrating
his thirty-sixth birthday. When at
mork he run the electrical repair
establishment that goes by his own
Edgar E. Calvin, ones a telegraph
operator, now president or the Union
Pacific railroad, born at Indianapolis
fifty-eight years ago today.
Right Rev. James, t. Morrison,
Episcopal bishop of Duluth, born at
Waddlngton, N. T., seventy-two year
Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Reber,
who haa been in charge of military
aviation matter of the United States J
army, born at St. Louia fifty-two
year ago today.
Dr. Beverly T. Galloway, director
of the New York State college of ag
riculture, born at Mtlleraburg, Mo.,
fifty-three year ago today.
Dr. Herbert L. Btetson, president ot
Kalamazoo college, born . at Greene,
Me., sixty-nine years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
A joint annual convention of the
American Fisheries society and tha
National Association of Fish and
Game Commissioner will meet at
New Orleans today.
The Association of Art Museum
Directors, organised at Chicago last
July, will begin it second meeting
today in Detroit
Charles W. Fairbanks, republican
nominee for vloe president la to de
vote the week, beginning today, to a
speech-making tour of Ohio. -
The fiftieth anniversary of tha be
ginning of anti-cruelty work In
America is to be celebrated by the
American Humane society at Its an
nual convention opening today at
Three thousand representative of
factories throughout the country are
expected at Detroit today for the an
nual convention or the National
Safety council. Accident prevention
will be the subject of discussion.
Halt a dosen men and women. In
cluding a former member ot the Mas
sachusetts legislature, are to be placed
sn trial today on chargea in connec
tion with the death of Margaret Ward,
whose body waa found in an automo
bile at Salem one morning several
Storyette of the Day. -
The pale-faced passenger looked out
of the car window with exceeding in
terest Finally he turned to hut seat
"You likely think I never rode In the
cars before," he said, "but the tact is,
pardner, I Just got out of prison this
morula', and it does m good to look
around. It Is goin' to be mighty tough,
though, facln' my old-time friends. I
'spose, though, you ain't got much Idea
how a man feel In a case like that?"
'Perhaps I have a better Idea ot
your feeling that you think," said
the other gentleman with a sad mlle.
"I am Just getting home from con
gress." Philadelphia Ledger.
Democrat Invade the Schools.
Oxford, Neb., Oct 14. To "the
Editor of The Bee: The teachers In
our public schools are receiving a
circular -entitled, "The Schoolmaster
In the White House." They are also
receiving a letter signed A. J. Mc
Kelway, director Bureau of Educa
tion and Social Service. This is wr t
ten on the regular letter-head of the
national ' democratic committee,
who are Wilson' chosen managers
for making public the reasons for the
president's re-election. The object of
this letter is clearly to Inject politics
In our public schools, and enlist our
teachers as a booster club to advance
the cause of the democratic party.
Our schools, which are for teaching
knowledge to our youth, are to become
fake distributer ifor President Wil
son. The letter says "Wilson Is a man
of clear vision; of far vision and of
tender vision.. Hundreds of thousands
of mothers, sisters, wive and sweet
hearts In our peaceful country owe
the lives of their menfolk to hVn."
Great stuff to ask our teacher to
Inject Into the minds of our youth.
Was hfs vision clear when he declared
It was none of our business how much
blood Mexico sntlled or how she con
ducted her affairs? If so. was It
clear when he changed his watchful
waltlnar to a policy of Impudent in-,
termeddlihg In Mexico's private af
fairs? Wis his vlslort clear when he
declared Huerta never should be rec
ornised and then recogn'zed him and
asked him to do us the honor of
saluting our flag? Was his vision
clear or far reaching when h advo
cated knocking Bryun Into cocked
hat and then made him secretary of
state, or when he said the free canal
toll law was right and should stand,
and then went into congress and told
them to repeal It at once without ask
ing any questions? Has he shown
clear, far or tender vision in preach
ing that his 1112 platform was a
sacred pledge to be kept and not
molasses to catch files, and then re
pudiating every pledge, every plank
even to the one that declared that
only one term should be allowed a
Where are there any facts In re
cent history to substantiate the claim
that the mothers, wives, sisters and
sweethearts of the United States are
Indebted to the amount ot the-lives
of all their male kindred to whoop It
?ip for Wilson's re-election? It cer
alnly can't be the two wars Wilson
haa got us Into with Mexloo, both the
fruits of his meddling policy, and both
monuments to the discredit of our
administration before the civilized
world. It certainly can't be his
wobbling back and forth in his for
eign' policy, which has given all the
belligerent nation reason to la-nore
our rights, and which has brought the
war to our very doors. In fact this
claim I a slander on the Intelligence
of the American people and to try to
Inject such barefaced falsehoods Into
our schools as truths should have the
condemnation of all fair-minded citi
zens regardless ot party.
A. C. RANKIN.
Eight-Hour Gold Brick. A,
Omaha, Ort 18. To the Editor of
The -Bee: The article appearing In
your paper bf even date icantloned
and sla-ned "Time and a half,' was
read wth much pleasure, not because
he has exposed one of the now num
erous gold bricks betng handed i out
by our democratic administration
but because there seems to be one
working man that has looked beneath
the surface and analyzed this fake
eight-hour law. I am sorry he did
not sien his name, because he can
well-feel proud of the comoletenew
of his exposure of this shell game
now being played upon the working
class: Mr. Hughes knows whereof
he speaks when he declare this the
rankest of class legslatlon (capitalist
Interpretation of the law) and you
know that I what guides the courts
In their dellberatlona President Wil
son. In slipping this one over on the
railroad men, has proven that he Is
a master mind when It .comes te play
ing politic for votes,
-. I really feel sorry for the working
men who have fallen for this hot-air
peddled out by democratic politicians.
I do not condemn them, because I
used to be an easy mark myself and
I was Just a gullible a the most un
sophisticated. President Lovett of the Union Pa
cific railroad I favoring the re-election
of President Wilson and he also
oppose Wilson's so-called eight-hour
law. How 1 that for sincerity and
consistency? Workers, for God'
sake. If not for your own, read, think,
study out these things for yourself,
and win your economic problems
through your own organised strength.
Put no faith In politclans nor their
law; yeur strike was not settled. It
Waa only postponed.
JESSE T. BRILLHART.
Democrat and the A damson Law.
" Omaha, Oct 14. To the Editor of
The Bee: In their wild scramble to
defend the Adamson "eight-hour"
law the democratic leader have In
the last few weeks developed about
six entirely different lines of argu
ment each one conflicting with most
of the rest One df their latest con
coctions was printed tn the local
World-Herald, Ootober 11, and was
to this effect: '
"The judge (their pet name for Mr.
Hughes) urges that We Investigate be
fore legislation. He would stop the
nation's business; every bank in the
oountry would close within; a week;
there would be a panic: the children
would cry for milk, the people for
That Is the democratic view. They
hold that the government of the
United State I so weak that it could
not prevent a little group of men. Its
own citizens, doing more damage to
the country than the Invading army
of a foreign enemy might do. We
republicans, 1 hope, have a higher
opinion of our country. We don't be
lieve that the nation has sunk so
low that the president Is forced to
follow the example of those rotten old
Byzantine emperors, who habitually
bought peace whenever any trouble
threatened, because they did not have
the power to enforce peace or even
the courage to attempt to enforoe It
These same democrats were sol
emnly assuring us a short time ago
that no one had threatened or put
pressure upon the president or on
congress to force the passage of the
Adamson law. ; Now, they tell us that
If the law had not been passed, the
nation's life would have been para
lysed: "The children would have cried
for milk, the people for bread." That
is what the railroad brotherhood
chief proposed to do to the country.
If the democrats do not consider that
a threat, what do they call It? The
beginning of love-talk?
We all know the brotherhood
chiefs made some such threat to tie
the country up into a hard knot
but a good many of ns do not believe
they could have done It The union
leaders In New York tried the same
game recently and failed utterly.
They could not induce their own men
to commit any such outrage on the
public. The unions can't strangle
without strangling themselves..
The democrats assume that Presi
dent Wilson and congress had two
courses of, action open to them: To
take the roads' side and let the broth-,
erhoods do their worst; or to takek
the brotherhoods' side and force thes
roads to surrender. They do not eem
to realize that there was a third side
to the question the people's aide, and
thati the president might have said to .
the roads and to the brotherhoods:
"Since you won't arbitrate, go on with
your quarrel, by all means; but I
warn you both that the road are gor
Ing to be kept open, if I have to bring
the troops ack from the border to
keep them Open." That would have
been a crime against union labor,
wouldn't It? The president' plan
was either to give the unions what
they wanted or standaside and, permit
them to strike a blow at the nation's
heart. In order that a little group of
the highest paid union 'men In the
country might be Benefited.
The Adamson law haa been called
class legislation. It is worse even
than that It is class legislation with
in a class, a law favoring a little group
of union men. at the expense of all
the rest ; GEORGE E. HYDE.
Flying a False Flag.
Omaha. Oct 11. To the Editor of
The Bee: Several days ago I learned .
that Mr. Wilson, candidate lor state
railway commissioner, had filed with
the secretary of state two affidavits.
ill uun ui w Mi..,, no .. . v...
afflliatea with the SftH&llsl. .
fcnrtv. and In the other he swear that
Be 1 a democrat
It seems to ms this method of ob
taining votes should not be tolerated. ..
It would be absurd to say the plat
form of the socialist party Is In ,har-
mony with the platform of the demo
cratic party, or that the platform
and principles ot the democratic party
are in accord with those of the so- .
clallst party. '
If Mr. Wilson Is a socialist he
anouia not miaieau uio hcihwivi, ij
making a sworn statement that he
affiliates with the democ ratio party. ;
and, likewise, if a democrat he is not
acting in good fatth when he states ,
that he is a socialist. To what polit
ical party does he belong?
While I am not acquainted with
Mr.. Wilson's integrity or ability, I
am thoroughly convinced and I be
lieve that the voters ot this state will ,
agree with me. when I say that he
has not the qualification which merit -him
the support of the voters of this
state, regardless of their affiliation.
. CHAS. H. MERRIAM.
SMILING LINES, ,
"I won't have and dose anions tha home.
They track In the mud, and that I won't
"But 1 Ilka dan," aall her husband. '
"Makea n difference. I'm boea around
"You are eh? Where do I oom Int"
"At tha back doer, and ha aura that you .
wipe your feet, too." Loulavllle Courier
Journal. . .
Have you anything to ear In your da
fenee before aentence Is pronounced agalnat
you?" aaked the Judge.
"Only one thing." eald the convicted
burglar. "The only thing I have objected
to In this trial waa beln ldentifled by a
man that kept hie head under the bed
ctneo tha whole. time I waa In the room.
That la not right at all." New York Tlmoa.
SHOW I WWW A r-m ;
.' .' ''
OUT OF HIS WlSWHEM ;
"tHy dear. I'm ttlnf a llttl tired of
anrel food." ;
"Oh, dovjr, how can yon talk ao? Ordl- .
nary food la as prosaic for peopla juat mar-
"8t.lt yon could make nmt apoon bread. .
The Hinlator MacWntoeh. why don't yon -come
to church now?
Mackintosh For three raaaona, pareen.
Plratly, I dinna like yer theology: secondly.
I dlnna like yer itniin', and thirdly, it waa
in your kirK. i iirar. me. nu- wwb.
Come picture with me, the paaatnc yeara;
And feel with pride how Nebraska, fair
Strufgled and won, "It takee r!$ to Win!
And now aha enten proudly In.
, Aa a state among statei, and relgna. -y
Like a King.
It wag hack In ihe daye of Fontanel.
When wild waa the Indlan'e war-like cry
The deer and buffalo roamed at will
The howl Of the coyote loud and ahrlll
That Lewja and Clark made that famoua
Cp the old Mlieourl tn a little aklff.
And following up the old Indian trail. ,
rouna a praiir nwn
On an endleaa prairie. On weatern ptaltu.
No fairer a pot could NWbraaka reign.
Who can Imagine the caret and strife
Of those who dared the frontier life.
When neither child, or man, or boast T
Could comfort find; much lees a feast 7 :
The ruetlo scenery of the wild,
Had lured them forward like a child
An old sod cabin now and then.
Marked the homei of bir-hearted men
Who were joined together In ona grand
But think of the rough, worn hand, aad
It was hard work and honest toll
That stirred up the loam of Nebraska soil;
one yietuem va
That any state might proudly claim.
It makes a true heart leap and thrill,
To know that friendship and baarty good
Like those grand old days, ara with ns ,
Have you forgotten the Pony Express;
Which sang to the gateway of the West? -When
It traveled Nebraska but ones a week V
Bringing the message wo lovingly seek;
Now the Big Iron Horse over tha rail
Sows to Nebraska with much avail.
The hand of Industry, over the West,
Makes us a grand striving state at Its best
Aht what a chance In Nebraska fair;
See the gotden opportunities we share.
And gaslng over the landscape far.
She shines for us like a morning star,
And now that the mighty battle Is done.
And the grandest victory has been won,
last us In memory drop a tsar.
To those way back In the early1 year;
And teach the child In generations to come
To love Nebraska, Our Homo Sweet Borne,
To kiss the earth, and the Oolden Rod,
All under the ahelstrlng wing of God.
Omaha. MAUD KELLET. .
Consider the Mothers Health
after childbirth by taking
necessary precaution be
fore the trying; ordeal,
by nsinjr, "Mother"
Friend" to assist na
ture ta preparing;
her for tha
Remedy for I been the mean of tjlv-
m . , . . . , . .
ms reuex to uoaaana 01
mothers, it is sn exter
nal remedy with nnev
celled merits, and should be
m the ham of ararr expectant mother. DruTirUrl aell It.
.ail for frea hank MoUieThood. Addreee Tb Brad field
Pirn'-fr Ca. Its Laaaar Bid., Atlanta, Ga.
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