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' Winter'! advance agent shows the same old
reliable line of white goods.
Old Man Winter wants it known that he has
lost none of his blustering faculties.
And Mr. Bryan resigned his place in the cabi
net as a protest sgainit Wilson's war-provoking
Secretary Baker's break reveals the danger
of substituting odious comparisons for the
schoolmaster's celebrated stock of political lim
ericks. , '
Various lines of indoor sport are looking and
preparing for a big season. Still, the prospect
of wresting the honors from the coal shovel is
v3ot encouraging. .
As an alternative to the proposed free bridge
. to connect Omaha and Council Bluffs, a tunnel
under the Missouri is suggested. Why not a
free'airsfiip ferry? Next! "
When an irresistible impulse meets an im
movable obstacle something must give way.
Colonel Roosevelt and an earthquake struck
Louisville on the same day.
The way his Omaha speech is being picked
to pieces and used against him by Hughes and
Roosevelt is calculated to make President Wil
son wish he had not spoken.
So long as Sheriff McShane holds the job he
will fight for his jail-feeding graft Put "Mike"
Clark into the sheriff's office and he will help
solve the problem so that the county will furnish
the prisoners' tneali at cost
"Wilson will be re-elected," says the St. Louis
Republic, . "because the common man is for him."
A similar line of political dope was commoner
in 1896, but the uncommon man proved to be a
mighty majority. ; i
S Colonel Bryan displays old-time skill in side
stepping annoying issues. While beating up the
political bushes of Missouri for Wilson, Reed
and the whole ticket not a whisper is heard about
brewers, booze or the dry amendment.
That platform covering local issues promul
gated by fhe republican legislative ticket con
tains real meat. It promises legislation that the
people of Douglas county want, and shows them
bow to get it by sending republican law makers
to Lincoln. ';
i Filipinos promptly manifested their gratitude
for enlarged legislative liberty in characteristic
fashion. One of the first bills introduced pro
poses to repeal the law forbidding the use of any
other flag but the Stars and Stripes, The object
is to revive the use of the Katipunan flag which
symbolises law and order in the Philippines
about as much as anarchy's red banner does in
The Free Trade Menace
The London Globe is now outspoken in its de
mand for a protective tariff policy in Great Brit
Bin that will apply specifically to American goods
which enter into competition with those produced
In England and its dominions and colonies.
When reciprocity was proposed to Canada
many of the statesmen of ' the Dominion argued
to the voters there that Canada wcVild get the
worst of the bargain. The few advantages which
the United States would have obtained might
have been set down beside the advantages which
Canada would have obtained, but this fair method
aeldom is adopted by political orators. The re
sult was that Canada became convinced that it
would obtain fewer advantages than the United
States. Later on, when the Underwood law was
written, Canada was given all the advantages it
would have received under the reciprocity agree
ment without giving anything in return.
The Underwood law likewise opened the
American market to Great Britain and all other
.foreign nations, with the result that importations
increased tremendously. The war has converted
Great Britain to protection, and it is now pro
posed that this fiscal policy, which built up the in
dustry of the United States, be applied now by
Great Britain against the United States, whose
temporary abandonment of the policy has demon
strated the necessity of restoring it. How Great
Britain would profit by its new tariff faith is
clearly revealed by the London Globe:
"In order to be able to deal successfully
with American competition we must develop
to the full extent the resources of the British
empire. All the needs of the Empire can be
supplied from within its own borders, with
abundance to spare- for the requirements of
other nations, but this requires imperial organ
ization and a closer partnership between the
mother countries and the dominions."
i The question that arises and that becomes
important in the campaign is whether the United
' States, .which had its hands full in competing in
foreign markets with Great Britain even when
England had free trade and this country protec-
tion, can keep its head up when the conditions
are reversed. Great Britain's costs of oroduction
are lower than those in the United States.' If
England turns wholly to protection, the need of
the United States for such a policy will be greater
than ever before in its history.
Two Messages to Business World.
A singular coincidence of the presidential
campaign is that on the same day the repub
lican and democratic candidates spoke of the
future of business in the United States, each
outlining his views on the all-important topic
The contrast between the two messages thus de
livered marks clearly the distinction between
the republican and the democratic parties.
In Omaha Mr. Hughes reiterated his devotion
to the principle of a protective tariff, to preserve
the home market and foster American industries.
But he went further. He pledged himself to the
complete protection of American interests,
wherever they may be, that our far-flung line of
American enterprise may know that it will not be
forced to submit to the uncertainties of local
and unstable governments, but wilt always have
the support of the great nation, whose growth
and perpetuity demands, that these pioneers of
commerce go abroad. Under republican admin
istrations they have had the assurance that back
of them is the strength of the American nation,
and this Mr. Hughes pledges to them anew. .
Mr. Wilson did nothing of the kind. On the
other hand, he made complaint that our envoys of
commerce are involving the nation in disputes
with local governments, and charged that the
"opposition wants to put the army and navy of
the United States back of their financial enter
prise in Mexico and throughout the world." He
thus fully substantiated the analysis of his policy
made by Dr. Eliot of Harvard, "that hereafter we
do not propose to afford full protection by force
of arms to those who represent American enter
prise in foreign parts."
Our national life and growth demands that
we expand our trade and influence abroad; our
national honor requires that we support and pro
tect the agents of that expansion in their legit
imate efforts. This is the Hughes doctrine. The
converse of this Is that we withdraw from world
activities, become a hermit nation and selfishly
live for ourselves. This is the Wilson doctrine.
Which nearest represents the genius of American
Norway and the Submersibles.
.The note from Norway to the belligerents,
dealing with the question of treatment to be ac
corded to submersibles, is in line with the attitude
assumed by the United States, and has the sup
port of logic if not of written law. Norway holds
it has the undoubted right to exclude submarines
from sojourn in its ports or territorial waters, but
rejects the suggestion that it is the duty of its
government to exercise that right. On the con
trary, it proposes to accord to submarine vessels
the privileges granted to ships that use the sur
face of the water, under similar restrictions. The
only departure is that submarine merchantmen
will be required to remain on the surface, fully
exposed, while in Norwegian waters. Undersea
fighting boats will be accorded all the privileges
granted to surface-using war vessels. This de
cision will not meet the demands of the Entente
Allies, who have insisted on the exclusion of sub
mersibles of every type from recognition as ordi
nary .vessels, but it finds support in reason, and
will assist in establishing a precedent that must
be respected when the time comes to write anew
the laws of the sea.
Vote Needed, to Carry an Amendment.
Much confusion seems to prevail as to the
vote needed to carry or defeat the prohibition
amendment pending In this state. The constitu
tion of Nebraska provides several ways for its
amendment, but this "dry" measure comes under
the head of an "initiated amendment," 'and on
that subject the wording of the constitution is
very plain. It reads: , ,
"All such measures shall become the law or
a part of the constitution when approved by a
majority of the votes cast thereon, provided
the votes cast in favor of such initiative meas
ure or part of the constitution shall constitute
' 35 per cent of the total vote cast at said elec
tion, and not otherwise."
This means, if it means anything, that the
prohibition amendment will carry only if it has
a majority of the votes cast on the amendment,
which majority ahall be not less than 35 per cent
of the total vote polled for any or all purposes in
As there is no question In the mind of anyone
conversant with the situation as to polling the
35 per cent, the question resolves itself uncondi
tionally Into; that of polling a majority of the
votes recorded on the proposition.
In the Early Days ol Wilson.
Cotton is selling on the market in America at
18 cents a pound, and growers are prophesying
that it will go to 20 cents or over. Yet it was
only two years ago that we were besieged with
appeals from the southlsnd to "buy a bate of
cotton," 10 cents a pound being the price, to
save the southern planters from utter ruin. Of
course, Wilson wasn't responsible for that; he
had only been in office a little longer than a year,
and' had only then succeeded in getting one of
his wonderful remedial measures, the Underwood
tariff law, into working order, Have the people
so soon forgotten how they were urged from
Washington to cut out luxuries and return to the
simple life? Hundreds of thousands did it, and
other hundreds of thousands stood in bread lines
in response to that appeal. And the president
advised our financiers to loan no money to a na
tion at war, and Nebraska's democratic aenator
undertook to forbid the sale of gooda to nations
at war. Oh, yes, we have always been prosper
ous under Wilson 1 '
Greeks Make Another Mistake.
Subjects of King Constantine in Athens are
in a bad fix politically. A portion of their coun
trymen have revolted against the king and set up
a provisional government, which has been given
recognition by the British and French, who have
taken possession of the Greek navy and occupied
the ancient capital of the country. In their ex
tremity the Greeks still loyal to the king appeal
to the United States for aid and protection, a
mistake that is natural to them, for they are only
familiar with the United States in its capacity as
the champion of freedom and the opponent of all
oppression. They do not know that we are liv
ing under "the new freedom," and have denied
protection to our own citiaens when abroad in
the world. The Greeks are no better than Amer
icans, and undoubtedly may expect the same
treatment from our government.
Senator Hitchcock voted for the holdup wage
increase bill with complete consistency because
he believes in holdup methods. The senator
himself played the holdup game to force Presi
dent Wilson to disgorge on federal patronage
Why Hughes Should Be Elected
-Robert Wake tar Jewel
Winner Philadelphia Ledger $SOO Prtaa Ceo teat.
To say that Charles Evans Hughes should be
elected president of the United States because
his record as a public servant of extraordinary
efficiency, fidelity and courage has demonstrated
his presidential stature is an excellent reason so
far as it goes, but it is not definitive. Pages can
be written concerning his eminently useful career
as the people's lawyer, progressive governor, wise
and constructive jurist. But the point it is neces
sary to hammer home is that Mr. Hughes would
be a better president than Mr. Wilson. Broad
minded republicans welcome not merely the op
portunity but the logical necessity for a clear
cut comparison of the chief candidates' achieve
ments, their personalities, the policies to which
they stand committed and the manner in which
they may be expected to put them into effect.
Why do we need a change of presidents at this
time? Because Woodrow Wilson's four years
of misrule have brought about a combination of
undesirable and even dangerous conditions which
nothing but a change of administration will
rectify. Here are a few leading counts in the
Our nation has been humiliated and weakened
in the eyes of the world by President Wilson's
failure to protect the lives and property of its
citizens. Mr. Hughes declares: "I stand for the
unflinching .maintenance ol all the rights of
American citizens on land and sea."
Although boasting that it has kept the country
out of war, the administration has burdened it
with oppressive and irritating taxes entirely un
warranted in time of peace. Increasing expendi
tures to an unprecedented extent, it has rejected
the logical and least oppressive method of raising
the revenue necessitated by its own extravagance,
namely, a protective tariff which would serve as
a bulwark against the inevitable assault upon our
industries and labor to follow the close of the
European war. Mr. Hughes demands "a simple,
businesslike budget to avoid financial waste. I
believe in a protective tariff. Our severest tests
will come after the war. We must make a fair
and wise readjustment of the tariff, based on the
sound protective principle, to insure our economic
The administration's vacillating, self-contradictory
course toward Mexico has incurred the
hatred of ita people and the contempt of our own.
Vera Cruz, Columbus, Carrizal, are names at
which patriotic Americans blush with shame. Mr,
Hughes proposes "a new policy with regard to
Mexico, of firmness and consistency."
The administration has flouted the principle
of civil service to make places for' "deserving
democrats." Efficient experienced diplomats have
been ousted in favor of political appointees. Mr.
Bryan' 8 Estimate of Wilson
Five-Year-Old Statement of (he Nebraskan
Quoted in Collier's Weekly.
"The simple fact," said Mr. Bryan (to Col
onel George Harvey) "is that Wilson is an au
tocrat by training. He has been dealing as
master with school boys all bis life, until now
he haa reached a point where he cannot meet
anybody on a basis of equality. If he should
be elected president, everybody else would
have to be a servant Neither you nor I nor
anybody else having self-respect could serve
a full term in bis cabinet. And when he got
through there wouldn't be any democratic
party left There might be a Wilson party,
but the old democracy would be gone."
Hughes savs: "I stand for our civil service laws.
"Nobody has a right to pay political debts with the
good name and honor ot the United states.
The threat of 400,000 railroad employes to tie
up the nation's transportation system caused
President Wilson to surrender the principle of
arbitration for industrial disputes and dictate
rapid-fire legislation by congress fixing wages
for a special class of workers. He defends his
course by calling it eight-hour day legislation.
Mr. Hughes says: "I stand for the principle of
fair, thorough arbitration and for legislation on
facts. I am opposed to being dictated to by any
power on earth before the facts are known and
in the absence of the facts. The Adamson law
fixes wages. It does not fix hour's of labor."
Mr. Wilson having been weighed in the bal
ance and found wanting, the independent voter
will say: "If Mr. Hughes will fulfill his prom
ises he should be elected. How do I know he
will make good his word?" There is but one
answer: Turn to his record. In public life the
name Hughes connotes character. For more than
a decade it has been synonymous with an en
lightened conscience translated into terms of ag
gressive action. Hughes brings right things to
pass. The nation's pioneer progressive, he re
ceived and deserved the title long before it
possessed a partisan political significance. ' The
most' constructive set of laws put upon the
statute books of an American commonwealth
within a generation are Hughes-made laws
stamped with the indelible imprint of his ori
ginality. In those days of strenuous discussion
when the country was awakening to a new civic
consciousness, to be labeled "a Hughes man" was
a brilliant badge of honor. Its bearers today are
equally proud, but the distinction is less ex
clusive; there are so many of them. A pecularity
of Mr. Hughes' platform rhetoric is his reitera
tion of the phrase, "I stand for" this or that prin
ciple or policy. This is not accidental, but
springs logically from the man's mental make-up.
It is a sign of his positive character. Does any
body known what Woodrow Wilson really stands
Fearless investigator of evil in high places,
virile, independent governor of a great state,
justice of the supreme court, scrutinize every
chapter of his record for an indication, however
slight, that ever in the course of his distinguished
career Charles Evans Hughes has departed one
hair's breadth from the path of sincerity and
honor. Twice chosen chief executive of the state
of New York, in neither campaign was there a
single questioning of his character, the trace of
a reflection upon his unbending rectitude. There
is every reason to believe that President Hughes
would be, as was Governor Hughes, the scru
pulous keeper of faith with the people, the ef
ficient performer of his promises.
Woodrow Wilson has giyen the country an
academic, anaemic, theoretic, epistolary and dan
gerously experimental administration. ' He is a
demonstrably uncertain quantity, a perpetual con
undrum, and the country is ready to give him up.
And so it turns to the great Administrator, of
proved capacity and judgment, of splendid un
selfishness, of devotion to purpose, the judicial
mind harnessed to the driving energy of the re
former, true republican, true progressive and,
above all, true and typical American, man of the
Keople and their logical choice for the highest
onor within their gift, Charles Evans Hughes.
People and Events
Little things oft lay the mighty low. Axel
Anderson, known as the "powerful Swede" among
the ironworkers at Gary, Ind., in his thirty-one
years of life did not experience sickness, yet a
bad tooth gave him the knockout and the finish
ing blow. t
A Minnesota victim of auto thieves proposes
a remedy for the evil that combines simplicity
and efficiency. He suggests that every buyer of
an auto secure a bill of sale from the manufac
turer, the bill to so with each sale of the auto.
Then ownership would be established by the bill
of sale, provided every buyer of used machines
insisted on the certificate of ownership. There's
Thought Nugget for the Day.
A thing of beauty is a Joy forever;
Ita lovllnesa Increases; It will never
Pass into nothingness.
One Year Ago Today tn the War.
Russians advanced along Styr river,
capturing Czartorysk. ,
Bulgarians cut the Nlsh-Salonlki
railway, fifty miles below Nish.
Announced that England had of
fered Cyprus to. Greece on condition
the Greeks join the allies.
Germans made strong attacks on
six-mile front east ot Rheims and
drove French from first line trenches,
but aoon lost the ground gained.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
George Schell, a traveling represen
tative of Richardson 4 Co., the St.
Louis druggists, has received a tele
gram from J. Clifford Richardson,
stating that the St. Louis establish
ment had bought out the Cs F. Good
man company In this city and that
they would take possession of the
place January 1, 1887.
The new street sweeper manufac
tured in Chicago for Fanning &
Slavin of this city, haa arrived and
will be immediately put Into use.
The little 4-year-old son of Charles
Barbeau, brother of Mrs. F. A. Nash,
wandered away from the house and
waa traced to the Chicago Lumber
company, thence to Stephens, thence
to C. J. Ryan on the Lowe road and
finally to a spot northwest of Walnut
Hill, where he had fallen Into the
water and was rescued by a carpenter.
The second annual banquet of the
Omaha Gun club took place at the
Millard hotel, at which toasta were
responded to by the following: Gen
eral Smith, B. E. B. Kennedy, Dr.
Worley, J. J. Hardin,, Dr. Hyde, Yank
Hathaway, C. E. Snyder of the Re
publican; J. R. Clarkson of The Bee
and Dr. Peabody. At the close of the
banquet President Bechsl gave a short
address. -. .
A club has been organized, to be
known as "The Owl Chess, Checkers,
Crlbbage and Whist Club." The tem
porary officers, who will serve until
the first annual election In January,
are: George Barker, president, and
J. L. Swarti,' secretary. About twenty
members have been aecured.
Mrs. G. M. Lambertson entertained
the following young married people of
Lincoln, at her home: Messrs. and
Mesdames D. D. Mulr, Carle Kunke,
Frank Sheldon, A. G. Beeson, W. M.
Leonard, Lipplncott, A. J. Buckstaff
and J. D. McFarland. ,
This Day in History.
1816 James W. Grimes, governor
of Iowa, United States senator and
chairman of committee on naval af
fairs, born at Deerfield, N. H. Died
at Burlington, la., February 7, 1872.
1827 Combined fleets of England,
France and Russia nearly destroyed
the Turkish and Egyptian fleet In bat
tle near Navarlno, Greece.
1844 Rev. Carlton Chase was con
secrated at Philadelphia first Episco
pal bishop of New Hampshire.
1860 Prince of Wales (Edward
VII), concluded his American tour
and embarked at Portland, Me., for
1863 Confederates under General
Long-street defeated the Federals at
Philadelphia, in East Tennessee.
1870 Amadeus, duke of Aosta,
made king of Spain.
1888 Congress adjourned after
holding the longest session in its
1884 James Anthony Froude, fam
oub English historian, died. Born
April 23, 1818. -
1904 The president invited the
signatory powers to a second peace
conference at The Hague.
1916 United States declared an
embargo on the exportation of arms
to Mexico, except to territory con
trolled by Carranza.
The Day We Celebrate.
George B. Dyball, vice president and
treasurer of the Alamito Sanitary
company, was born In Chicago, 111.,
October 20, 1869, which makes him 47
years old today.
Dr. William M. Gordon, praotlcing
physician, was born October 20, 1863,
at Shelbyville, Ky. He is one of the
few colored graduates of Crelghton
medical college and has been practic
ing successfully for sixteen years.
Emll Relchstadt is today Just 34
years old. He writes himself down as
a mechano therapist He was born
in Olten, Switzerland.
Congressman James R. . Mann of
Illinois, republican minority leader In
the house, born near Bloomlngton,
111., sixty years ago today.
Bouck White, pastor of the Church
of the Social Revolution, New York
City, who recently ran afoul of the au
thorities by burning an American
flag, born at Middleburg, N. Y., forty
two years ago today. .
Edgar Selwyn, theatrical magnate
an dauthor of several successful plays,
born In Cincinnati, forty-one years
Elliott W. Major, governor of Mis
souri, born in Lincoln county, Mis
souri, fifty-two years ago today.
Dr. William L. Poteat, president of
Wake Forest college, born In Cas
well county, North Carolina, sixty
years ago today.
John Titus, former outfielder with
the Boston and Philadelphia National
league base ball teams, born at St.
Clair, Pa., thirty-two years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
Today Is the one-hundredth anni
versary of the birth of James Wilson
Grimes, one of the early governors of
Iowa and later a prominent member
of the United States senate.
The Interstate Inland Waterway
league, which aims at building an ln
tercoaatal canal from the , Mississippi
to the Rio Grande, begins its annual
meeting today at Lake Charles, La.
The school of tine arts of Yale un
Versity Is to hold exercises today,
commemorating the fiftieth anniver
sary of its founding.
Former President William H. Taft
la scheduled to preside at a republican
mass meeting at New Haven tonight.
A dinner in honor of W. Cameron
Forbes, president of the National
Hughes Alliance, is to be given at the
Hotel Aator tonight by the Woman's
New York City committee of the
Storyette of the Day. '
In their morning walk Jessie and
her mother passed the home of a lady
who was so 111 that a large quantity
of straw, had been strewn over the
street to deaden the noise. The straw
aroused Jessie's curiosity, and she
asked many questions about it.
"It has been put there," her mother
explained, "because last week they
brought a little girl baby to the lady
who lives there."
Jessie cast one last contemplative
look at the straw. '
"Well, all I've got to say is that they
brought her well packed." she re
marked. New York Times.
A Wonder of Words.
Omaha, Oct. 19. To the Editor of
W W .
M. K. SHERWOOD.
Open Letter to Senator Hitchcock.
Omaha, Oct. 19. To the Editor of
The Bee: I have addressed the fol
lowing open letter to Senator Hitch
cock: I notice that your paper, presum
ably by your directions and with your
consent, haa a great deal to say (and
says it well, I am bound to admit)
about the dissensions and differences
among the various brands of republic
ans. It may be admitted, without any
serious contention that the republic
ans have their differences. But how
A strong minority of your own con
stituents who claim to be the only
simon-pure democrats In the state,
charge openly and vociferously that
you are, always-were, and always will
be a republican; that your sympathies
and predilections are all in that line,
amd that they can prove it by your
every act since you went to congress
the first time. To a man up a tree, il
certainly looks like, when you wanted
to do something sensible and right,
notably in securing modification of the
reserve bank act you had to act with
and get your support from republic
ans. Is it not so ? It it isn't a lot of
the good, consistent untroubled-by-duraensions
democrats of whom you
are so proud, are greatly mistaken,
because they stand ready to swear tc
it by all that Is holy I hear them do
It every day. Now this is not to criti
cise you. I believe you were right in
many of the stands you have taken,
but you ought not to be too gleeful at
other people's dilemmas, having some
of your own.
I don't believe anyone, you least of
all, will seriously question that the
Bryan democrats are after your scalp.
Bryan doesn't say so (openly), but
many of his followers do say it and
are proud of it as evidence that they
are real democrats. Unless you get a
whole lot of republican votes (and
you will get a good many), to offset
the votes of these dwell-together-in-harmony
brethren of .yours, your
name will have a decidedly hlbernlan
flavor after election.
Being a sort of political orphan
this year, I find it much easier to be
fair to both sides and consider mat
ters on their merits, alBO to see the
fun tn the thing. One of the funniest
of the bunch has been to read the
World-Herald in the morning and
then lunch with democrats at noon.
Most of them love The Bee like the
devil is said to love a certain variety
of water, but a lot of them think you
are. such a good democrat that they
are reading The Bee dally as the
more democratic of the two. Yet
you find time to poke fun at dissent
ing republicans. Isn't it to laugh?
H. W. MORROW.
Hughes' Talk a Reminder of Lincoln.
Omaha, Oct 19. To the Editor of
The Bee: was asked to see and hear
our next president Charles Evans
Hughes. I am an old Grand Army of
the Republic man, 78 years old and
don't go out at night but I could not
stay at borne, so went and I liked his
talk. I heard Abraham Lincoln in
1860 at Springfield and Hughes' talk
reminded me of Lincoln's talk and I
voted twice for Lincoln, and, if I live,
I will vote twice for Hughes. I was
very sorry that the democrats and
toe-kissers tried so hard to break up
the meeting, but am glad that they
failed and they will fall the seventh of
November, thank the Lord.
G. B. SMITH.
Argument of an Old Soldier.
Omaha, Oct. 19. To the Editor of
The Bee: Please give me space for
this open letter to Comrade W. J.
I see you state your intention to
vote for President Wilson. Now, Cap?
tain, 1 care not for whom you vote,
but I wish to call your attention to the
following paragraph in your letter:
"In reviewing President Wilson's
administration I And it has made a
record without parallel in the history
of our country. I dislike to admit It
but It is a matter of record and can
not be controverted."
Now, Captain, I will call your at
tention to the record of your old commander-in-chief,
Lincoln. He took charge of this gov
ernment Maroh 4, 1861. Do you re
member his first Inaugural address
was the greatest ever delivered by any
president. A matter of record. Do
you remember seven states were al
ready out of the union and the nation
on the verge of destruction from the
disastrous defeat at Bull Run to the
glorious victory at Appomattox? Do
you remember all that occurred be
tween? Do you remember Shiloh,
Chancellorsvllle, Antietam, Chicka ,
maugua, Murfreesboro, Gettysburg,
and many other battles of that awful
war? All these four years Abraham
Lincoln and his administration made
a record unequaled in the civilized
world. Yes, greater than all the
presidents and administrations since,
including your great Mr. Wilson, FOR
THEY SAVED THE NATION.
You were a soldier and went
through all that awful time, and don't
remember Lincoln. One of the great
est orators, statesmen and patriots in
history, and don't remember the suf
fering, the bloodshed, the thousands,
yes, hundreds of thousands of widows
and orphans made.
The 600,000 lives sacrificed and bil
lions of money spent Where Is your
memory? Has senile decay, aberatlon
of mind, dotage and lapse of memory
combined destroyed every vestige of
your once active Intellect and given
you a new personality Intensely demo
cratic? Take your old coat of faded blue,
your commission, your discharge,
your pension certificate (for I sup
pose your pension is a liberal one),
look them over, get the history and
speeches of Abraham Lincoln, the
history of the war from 1861 to 1866,
read again of his death by the hand
of an assassin, but remember he lived
to hear the shout of victory, to stand
amidst the universal Joy, under the
outstretched wings of peace, he lived
till cesesslon was dead, till Lee had
surrendered, till the doors of Ander
sonvllle and Llbby opened and the
gaunt forms of freedom's brave de
fenders walked forth into God's sun
light to behold once more a free land
with every star of the old flag and
every foot of soil Intact He lived
until liberty and Lincoln were united
forever. The great ' liberator, the
foremost man of. the civilized world.
Yes, see if you cannot bring back
some vestige of your former patriot
ism and love for the beloved Lincoln,
who will live In the hearts of the na
tion, their tenderest memory as long
as the nation lives, whose place in
history Is second to none. Then re
member this: "That this nation under
God shall have a new birth of free
dom, and that government of the peo
ple, for the people and by the people
shall not perish from the earth."
I am an old soldier, who helped to
elect you twice mayor of this city,
but who still loves and reveres the
memory of Abraham Lincoln.
Formerly of Company H, Seventy
fourth Regiment Indiana Volun
teer Infantry, Third Brigade, Third
Division, Fourteenth Army Corps.
Wray Never a Republican.
York, Neb., Oct. 19. To the Editor
of The Bee:- Since Arthur G. Wray
has caused to be published his thir
teen "reasons" for supporting Wilson,
I have thought It timely to advise Bee
readers that while Judge Wray was
one of the leaders in th eorganlzation
of the progressive (republican) party
In York county and the state, he was
never a republican.
'Tis true he has browsed in repub
lican pastures and been fed and
groomed in Its feed lots, yet, in twelve
years of acquaintance we have never
heard him advocate a distinctive re
In 1896 he la said to have been for
Bryan and the sacred ratio of sixteen
to one. At various times since he has
stood for single tax,' government own
ership of railroads and other social
istic and populistlc tenets, but never
in any campaign has he attempted to
deal the democratic party a body
blow, even while enjoying a lucrative
position as a republican.
Mr. Wray is a very amiable gentle
man. So are Woodrow Wilson and
W. J. Bryan alt very amiable gentle
men, but not the material of which
America's greatness was built.
Give ais a Jackson, a Cleveland, a
Roosevelt or a Pinchot all of whom
have shown they can be partisan, but
in a crisis like the present are first
American. " '
While the thirteen reasons (?) may
be satisfactory to Mr. Wray, they will
be satisfying to neither republicans
nor progressives who have been
grounded in republican doctrines and
Neither do we see how they could
satisfy a Cleveland democrat who had
reason to be proud of that statesman
when he handled Governor Altgeld
during the Chicago strike, or when
he took diplomatic correspondence
from the hands of Secretary Olney
and perforce of his Americanism set
tled the Venezuelan question.
Americanism first Brother Wray,
personal ambition and partisanship
The notes of Charles E. Hughes
ring true in. these ears, and we confi
dently await his election.
C. E. CALLENDER.
"Rousing" Meeting All Right
South Side, Oct. 18. To the Editor
of The Bee: . That "rousing Sunday
afternoon meeting" described in the
W.-H.: Nineteen, all told, Including
officers of the so-called German
American club, candidates running for
office and the bartender and porter of
the house, the janitor -of the court
house and the street cleaner under the
However small the gathering had
been, the meeting was not alone rous
ing, it was also prousing. The speaker
was frequently forced to stop for lib
eral bursts of applause because they
could not afford to let the pint bottle
stay too long uncorcked. And so lib
erally had they been supplied with
wet stuff that they pretty near forgot
that the lights are shining along
Hon. August Esser, coming all the
way from Lincoln, however, will go
back and will write them up in big
type, and it seems to me the thin tow
line reading down from the flagstaff
of the Omaha World-Herald will grow
as thick as a two-Inch rope, that
greater arrangements can be made
before November 7 and enable us
German-Americans to rent a bigger
hall for another rousing meeting.
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