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atraaa will ba (hanged a often at required.
. Realty, now, In tht pressure lor votes, the de
funct coronarihip it not noticeably milled.
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Yea, but are you "wet" of "dry" Senator Hitch
cock? Why are you atilt dodging the question?
-IIL1.. L.I.. UJLM1 U
"Uneasy Ilea the head that wears the crown."
And alio the cabinet head that guides the crown.
.. With Britain paying 6 per cent for American
leant, the leaaon for thooting silver bullets seem)
fairly open. . !
Taking chancel at grade croiiingi it an ef
fective way of working up business for hoipitala
and funeral director!. .
.-'i I 1 i.i. ' ."
The appearance of John Lind on the itump af
fords mora or ten cheerful asiurancej of the
restoration of his voice.
The boost in Omaha banking clearing! tightcna
the city's grip on the fourteenth plac. The pace
ii swift and the footing Sure.
A general election in Mexico poiienei one
distinctive merit. It ii quite ponible to gueu in
advance how the voters line up.
: The land grab pulled off by France in China
has one merit, to lay tht least. It avoids the reg
ular accompaniment of a graveyard.
Legally the United States is at war with
Mexico. Actually it is bluff on one tide, watchful
waiting on the other. Both sides veil the farce
with gauzy pretensions. .
Put this down at certain: As president,
Charlea E. Mughei would not be iwerved from
any action he believed right by the threatl or
blandishments of either labor or capital.
By hit previous service in the same office, Wil
liam G. Shriver, republican candidate for county
assessor, has proved that he ii fully equal to the
job and may be depended upon to perform its
duties efficiently. ;
Lake Erie's toll of sailor men is unusually
heavy for mid-October. : The shallow pond ex
ceeds the upper lakes in ruthlessness when lashed
by fall gales, but rarely does it exact its snnual
roll of victims before November. .":
Meagre forecasts of the harvest reaped by
grain speculators foreshadow a crop of dollars
rivaling the piles heaped up by war brides. Some
Chicago reaper! already schedule winnings ai
robust as a Standard Oil dividend.
Organxled labor is not so pleased with the
establishment, by the Adamson law, of the prin
ciple of legislative wage-fixing which labor has
alwaya fought against, and the surrender of the
principle of arbitration which labor has always
fought for. '
Our amiable democratic contemporary seems
fearfully distressed lest Roosevelt may exercise
some controlling influence over Hughes when he
is elected president. It waa even more distressed
for fear Roosevelt would not exercise controlling
influence over Taft when he was elected president.
The Helpful Heckler
Sea tea Traaaersat, i
Mr. Wilson's managers are getting poor re
turns for their money and their pains if- they
hired the little band of hecklers who have been
following Mr. Hughes from place to place in
the hope that they could check by canned ques
tions his offensive drive against the administra
tion. Bowled over by the straightforward an
swer of Mr. Hughes at Louisville regarding the
Lusitania, they dropped that subject from their
list of questions. In an Iowa town last night,
however, when he was asked whether he would
repeal the Adamson law if elected president, he
replied, to the delight of the audience and the
lilencing of his questioner, that "a surrender
could not be repealed." Aa in the case of the
Lusitania, Mr. Hughes told exactly what he
would have done to prevent the tying up of the
railwaya of the country by a strike. He would
have .exerted the whole moral influence of the
presidency to compel a resort to arbitration ai
provided by law and ai deiired by the public
If arbitration had been refused," he added,
I ahould have gone right to the American
people, stated the facts and put the responsi
bility where it belonged. I should at the same
time have secured a commission of inquiry to
impartial, so fair, as to command' the respect,
of the entire country, and directing public."
opinion to that end there is no group of men
in the United States that would have dared
to hold up the inatrumentalitiea of commerce
if that were done.
One of many differences between the two
candidates for the presidency is that Mr. Wil
son's performance never equals his promises,
whereas the record of Mr. Hughes discloses the
satisfying fact that he always does better than
his word. Mr. Hughes alwaya means what he
says, and that reputation is responsible for the
trustworthiness of his character. It was that
trustworthiness which caused the late Joseph
Fultizer, the founder of the New York World,
to urge upon Mr. Hughes the acceptance of an
appointment under hit will aa trustee of his
How Could Such "False Rumors" Originate?
In his desperate effort to tighten his grip on
President Wilson's coat tails, Senator Hitchcock
has elicited from the president, in answer to the
charge that he (the lenstor) ii in disfavor with
the democratic administration, a letter declaring:
"I do not knOw how the false rumori to which
you refer can have originated."
Well, Preiident Wilson's profession of ignor
ance on this subject does small credit to his in
telligence. Wonder if he ever had his attention
called to the article justifying his defiance of the
president printed in the Philadelphia Ledger over
Senator Hitchcock's name in which he used these
If senators and representatives coming to
Washington permit the president to instruct
them how to vote, representative government
-fails. The independence of congress cannot be
, maintained if individual senators give way un
der presidential influence and surrender their
legislative consciences and individual judge
ments Into hii keeping.
The only inference is that President Wilson
was asleep, while Senator Hitchcock was fight
ing the administration federal reserve bank bill,
while Hitchcock was bolting the caucus,- when
Hitchcock forced withdrawal of the president's
nomination for the federal reserve bank board,
when Hitchcock played the holdup on Ne
braska appointments, when Hitchcock helped
block the administration shipping bill, when
Hitchcock started a back fire on the administra
tion's position on munitions exports in fact,
when Hitchcock was fighting Wilson at nearly
every turd of the road.
It is to be presumed, also, that the president
stuffed cotton In his ears when Mr. Bryan, just
previous to our primary last April, went up
and down Nebraska openly declaiming:
If you will inspect the senator's record you
will find that while he is supporting the presi
dent In the primary now, when he has no op
position and does not need him, he has op
posed the president at critical times, when he
was needed; once when he joined Wall street
in an attempt to defeat the currency bill and
once when he joined the shipping combine in
defeating the president's shipping bill. 1 be
lieve that the only reason Senator Hitchcock
lays he is for the president now is because he
desires with the aid of the liquor interests to
ride into office on the back of the president.
Why, indeed, where could such "false
rumors" have possibly originated?
Laying the Facta Before Labor.
Unwarranted assertions by democratic lead
ers, supported by a few interested heads of labor
organizations, have been widely disseminated for
the purpose of Confusing the minds of the Work
lngmen as to the attitude of Charles Evans
Hughes towards labor, and also to make them
think that Woodrow Wilson is their true and
only friend. This bold distortion of truth has
resulted in looking up the records and laying be
fore the world truth, as Shown by undisputed
proof, that Hughes' record is. one of perform
ance, while Wilson's Is one of recent and unre
deemed promise, ' v 1
When 'Mr. Hughes was governor of New
York, he assisted in the passage of more laws
in interest of labor than are credited to any gov
ernor before or since. When he resigned as gov
ernor, to take s place on the bench of the su
preme court, he did it with an endorsement from
organised' labor In New York, expressed in
these words: "He Was the greateit friend of
labor lawi that ever occupied the governor's
chair at Albany, During his two years he signed
fifty-six labor laws, including among them the
best labor laws ever enacted in this or any other
state," While Governor Hughes was signing
these labor laws, Professor Woodrow Wilson,
then at Princeton university, was putting him
self on record as a friend of the open shop, oppo
nent of organized labor, and entirely opposed
to the shorter workday. Hlr utterances, when
he was free from-political restraint, were widely
different from his present day professions.
Accomplishments for which the president and
his followers are now claiming credit are not
Iris. The seaman's law was fought through con
gress by Robert' LaFollette; the phrase in the
Clayton act, which says "labor is not a com
modity or article of commerce," was inserted by
Albert B. -Cummins of Iowa, and neither of these
senators will be claimed as a democrat, nor is
either of them -supporting Wilson. The child
labor law was forced on the president, and passed
by votes of republican senators against the bitter
opposition of democrats who are now trying to
re-elect Wilson, who took his office pledged to
a single term as president. The one bill relat
ing to labor that can be wholly ascribed to the
president and his cotery is the Adamson law,
which labor recognizes now as a gold brick.
The effort of the president to don republican
garb in which to masquerade as a friend of labor
ia being completely expoied by such real labor
leaders as John Williams, who was appointed
labor commissioner .by Governor Hughes, and
who held the office until the Tammany democrats,
under "Old Bill" Suiter, not daring to remove
him openly, legislated him out of office by s
"ripper" bill. Workingmen who read should not
allow .themselves to be deceived by democratic
Significance of Primary Figures.
Close analysis of the figures from primaries
in northern states justifies the confidence placed
upon them by Chairman Willcox' aa significant
of, republican victory in November. Primary ma
jorities are not always duplicated at the polls, but
the preponderance of republicans wherever a vote
has been registered shows the deep Interest of
republicans and the indifference or apathy of
democrats. It is enthusiasm that wins victories.
The republican party is united and enthusiastic,
and full of the vim that is earily translated into
victory. Under the leadership of Charles Evana
Hughes the party is experiencing a revival such
as carried it to sweeping triumph behind William
McKinley. ,The country is tired of the wobbly,
half-hearted efforts at government exhibited by
the Wilsonites, and is looking for another period
-of definite policies vigorously carried out. This
is shown by the figures of the primary elections.
Kansas courts follow the Nebraska precedent
in cutting down oil inspection fees to the level
of a faded grease spot. The Kansas judicial limit
of 1 cent per brand reduces the inspection de
partment from a proud perquisite to a picayune
job. However, the oil companies are not
worrying. ' '
Even Missouri shows a distinct desire to kick
over the democratic traces. There the drift to
Hughes takes on the pressure of a Mississippi
flood. Nothing short of a political miracle will
keep the show-mes from joining in the glad,
aweet song of republican triumph in November,
betters of a
My Dear Jack:
You know I just hadn't realized until I got
vour letter that vou are now old enoush to vote
and already face to face with the puzzle of de
ciding under which banner you shall march. Per
haps I ought to have thought ot it when we
packed you off to college, but I didn't, and that's
all there is to it. So when you write me that the
.other boys are boosting favored presidential can
didates and are jumping on you to tell which side
of the lot you are going to play on, it strikes me
a little sudden, as 1 say, even though i Know i
ought to be oreoared for it.
You ask me to tell you what I want you to do
as it it were up to me, as your lather, to paste a
label on you and deliver you like a package all
wrapped and sealed upon one or the other of
the political bargain counters. Well, I'll do noth
ing of the kind, for that whole idea goes against
the grain with me. I don't take it to be any ele
ment ot the parental duty l owe you to make up
your mind for vou as to what is right and wrong
and this question is for you nothing but deciding
what is right and best for you and, theretore, best
for everybody and for the country as a whole.
No, my son, you'll have to reach your own
conclusion, with your 6vn brains, as to whether
you are going to be a republican or a democrat,
or neither, and whether you are going to vote
this time for Hughes or too Wilson. Note tnat i
say "this time," because your decision is really
lor more man once, nuenmg up w a juiim..n
party is to a certain extent like choosing a col
lege once you're in, yours has the others all bet
a mile, slid you're going to stick to it through
thick and thin and you're not going to drop your
crowd and join the other bunch except for some
mighty good reason. Of course, people do change
sometimes from one college to another, and they
perhaps more frequently change from one party
to another, or slip around between them, but, just
the same, in politics as in college, the chances
are 100 to 1 in favor of holding the fellow who
joins early and gets the spirit of it in him.
But, Jack, please don't misunderstand me
when I say I won't tell you how I want you to
vote as meaning that I have no interest in the
matter. I have a whole lot but I am more
interested in having you decide for yourself so
you will feel sure of your ground and not linger
under the impression that you are voting just to
please me or because that is the way your father
votes. You are entitled to have my advice if
you want it, or rather the benefit of my experi
ence all these years, as you know I have seen
the Country ruled by republicans and then by
democrats, back and forth, and have seen the
results tested out. It is likely that I have ob
served more carefully than 'you have the steps
lead hi g up to the conditions surrounding us and
see a little clearer what is ahead, and if I can
help you unravel the tangle! in your mind, all
you have to do is to call on "Dear.old dad."
Just listen to what the boys are saying when
they talk politics and you'll find that where there
are two sides it's not so hard to tell which is
wrong and which is right, and then when you're
sure you're ri t. you can hoist your colors and
go ahead v.li'.i .'. clear conscience. In haste,
Nebraska Political Comment
Tekamah Herald: That was a great reception
Nebraska gave Mr. Hughea all along his route,
he virtually set the prairies afire with his candid
presentation ofNfacts. All who heard him are
convinced tha,t he will make an ideal president
for this great country, the land of the free and
the home of the brave.
Chadron Journal: Senator Hitchcock tells the
people that Wilson needs him in the senate. If
Wilson should be re-elected, he might appreciate
a democratic senator from . Nebraska, but not
Hitchcock, who opposed him on most of his big
issues. Wilson would be tar better ott with
Kennedy, who will do his duty as he sees it,
than with Hitchcock.
Blair Enterprise: When Senator Hitchcock
intruded his presence upon the 400 delegates at
the Lutheran synod at Brown Creek church,
seeking votes and talking politics, the dele
gates resented his attempt to eulogize President
Wilson, and manifested their displeasure so
plainly that the senator was constrained to "back
up." It was an impertinence on the part of the
senator in intrude himself upon & religious assem
blage of this character for the purpose of pro
Kearney Hub: Senator Hitchcock has had
much to say in commendation of the federal bank
reserve act, constructed by a democratic congress
on the substantial foundation built upon a rock by
republican predecessors. He has not, however,
attempted 'to explain why Missouri should have
two ot those banks and Nebraska and the great
trans-Missouri states have not one. If Hitchcock
had been big enough for his job when it came
to a real test in which his state was vitally con
cerned he should have at least been able to pre
vent that rank discrimination.
Nelson Gazette: The Bryan democrats are
not falling over themselves to support Hitch
cock this fall, no matter how hard the machine
at Omaha cracks the whip. The treatment that
Hitchcock has given them in the past is still re
membered, and the disclosure of the undelivered
message from President Wilson does not' make
them feel any better towards Hitchcock. At the
time of the primary, Wilson sent word to Ne
braska democrats through Senator Hitchcock that
he wanted to see Bryan sent to St. Louis, but
the senator forgot (?) to deliver the message and
thus Bryan went down to defeat as a delegate
to the national convention. This added to former
harsh treatment accorded Bryan and his follow
ers by the Hitchcock wing of democracy is not
making votes for the senator in his effort to de
feat John L. Kennedy this fall. ,
People and Events
The largest and oiliest of recent alimonv
awards falls to Mrs. Marie M. Harkness, daughter-in-law
of the late L. V. Harkness, Standard
Oil magnate. Young Harkness is ordered by a
New York court to hand over $30,000 a year in
monthly installments to the deserted wife. He is
a good sport in motor racing, aviation and in
other lines, and having inherited a Standard for
tune the alimony pull won't shrivel his pile.
"Nobodv loves a fat man! Go to I Philadel-
phians are bestowing tears and flowers and eulo
gies on the bier of Frank J. Margwarth, hero and
victim of a fire in his home. Margwarth, who
weighed 300 pounds, remained in the building
until satisfied that his wife, child, pet monkey
and canary were safe, and then became wedged
in tne second-story window and sunocated. In
fires as well as in footraces copious fronts are
Laws fashioned on the uplift plan often work
injury to those they are intended to benefit The
other day a New York judge refused to pass sen
tence on a woman convicted of stealing bread to
keep herself and six children from starving. Her
husband, a victim of tuberculosis, is out of work
because the Board of Health forced his discharge
from a job. The judge reasoned that the state
should not punish a violation of law for which
the state is responsible.
Thought Nugget for the Day.
That ia the best government which
desires to make the people happy, and
knows how to make them happy.
Thomas B. Macaulay.
One Year Ago Today In the War.
Austrian airmen dropped bombs on
Germans drove back Russians north
west of Dvinsk.-
Russi&n ships shelled Baltic coast
to aid Klga. v
British submarine sank Turkish
transport Carmen In Sea of Marmora.
French troops effected Junction with
Serbian-army and proceeded toward
strumitza, tne Bulgarian atrongnoia.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
Will L. Visscher appeared at Boyd's
Opera house In his humorous lecture
entitled "Sixty Minutes In the war,"
and his Kentucky vocalists will form
a feature of the entertainment.
A meeting of the Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was
held at the house or Judge Ravage.
Colonel Chase was elected temporary
chairman and Mrs. Savage acted aa
secretary. Talks were given by George
L. Miller and General B. E. Smith, and
the following officers were elected:
Colonel Champin S. Chase, president;
J. W. Savage, Judge Howard B. Smith
and General J. E. Smith, vice presi
dents; Fred Millard, treasurer, and
Mrs. J. W. Savage, corresponding sec
retary. Henry Griesedelck, one of the mem
bers of the Excelsior Gun club of St.
Louis, Mo., is In the city visiting Will
iam Krug and with him will start on
a duck hunt of several days Into the
Interior of Nebraska.
Miss Julia Fell, sister of N. P. Fell
of The Bee, Is visiting at the residence
of Mr. Edward Rosewater.
Dr. Waldo Fisher of Alton, 111., is In
the city prospecting with a view to
settling In Omaha. Like everyone else
who comes to the city, he is astonished
and pleased at the growth of this com
Postal Inspector Woodbury of Den
ver has Informed Dr. Mercer that he
would recommend the establishment
of a postofflce at Walnut Hill. This
recommendation will doubtless be
acted upon, but it will require prob
ably two months in which to engineer
the matter through the Postal department.
This Day In History.
1784 Sir Moses Monteflore, known
as one of the greatest of Jewish
philanthropists, born In Leghorn,
Italy. ' Died at Ramsaate. England.
July 28, 1885. ,
1789 President Washington was
enthusiastically received In Boston.
1852 Daniel Webster, the famous
statesman and orator, died at Marsh
field, Mass. Born at Salisbury, N. H
January 18, 1782.
isbo Peace signed between Great
Britain and China. m .
1873 Johann Sebastian Welhaven,
a celebrated Norwegian poet, died.
Born at Bergen in 180.
1894 Japanese army crossed Yalu
river and began an invasion of China.
1895 Charles H. Van Wyck, former
United States senator from Nebraska,
died in Washington, D. C. Born at
Foughkeepsie, N. Y., May 10, 1824.
1897 An express train on the Hud-
eon River railroad ran Into the water
near Garrisons, N. Y., and twenty-one
persons were killed.
1898 Supreme court of United
States decided the Joint Traffic asso
ciation case in favor of the govern
ment and against the railroads.
1911 Dr. Frederick A. Cook was
hooted from a hall in Copenhagen
when he attempted in a lecture to
vindicate himself as discoverer of the
The Day We Celebrate.
H. K. Burket, funeral director. Is
Just 60. He was born in Grand Detour,
III., and started out In business in
Creston, Ia., in 1876, removing to Oma-
na In 1883.
S. P. Mason, assistant treasurer of
the Nye-8chnelder-Fowler company,
was born October 24. 1874. He was
for several years with the Central
Granaries company at Lincoln, com
ing to Omaha in 1908.
Rev. Charles W. Savtdge, the "mar
rying parson," Is celebrating his sixty
fifth birthday. He was born in New
Vienna, O., and was educated in the
University of Minensota. He has been
minister for thirty-nine years, and
Is at present at the head of the Peo
ple's church, whirh he founded.
Frank J. Burkley, president of the
Burkley Printing company, was born
October 24, 1857, right here in Omaha,
his parents being among the pioneer
settlers. He started out as a telegraph
operator and was a member ox tne
city council from 1894 to 1903.
Edward Black, Bee reporter. Is 43
today. He was born In Glasgow and
came across the water In 1878, em
barking in the Journalistic field on
The Bee in 1903 after spending thir
teen years with the Burlington rail
Queen Victoria of Spain (formerly
Princess Ena of Battenberg), born in
England twenty-nine years ago today.
Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood. twice a
candidate for president of the United
States, and now a supporter of Presi
dent Wilson, born at Royalton, N. Y.,
eighty -six years ago today.
congressman James A. Frear or
Wisconsin, "courageous and pertina
cious enemy of the pork barrel," born
at Hudson, Wis., fifty-five years ago
RL Hon. Sir Horace Plunkett, wno
has done more than any other one
man to aid the agricultural develop
ment of Ireland, born sixty-two years
ago today. He , owns property In
George W. Clarke, the present gov
ernor of Iowa, born in Shelby county.
Indiana, sixty-four years ago today.
E. K. Perryman. former New x ork-
St. Louis pitcher, now with the Bir
mingham southern league oase nan
team, born at Everett Springs, Ga
twenty-eight years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
King and queen ot Italy celebrate
their twentieth wedding anlversary.
Founders day at Mount Holyoke
college, originally scheduled for today,
has been postponed because of the in
fantile paralysis epidemic.
Many prominent medical men and
public health officials ara to meet in
Cincinnati today for the annual con
vention of the American Public Health
A clvto music celebration, designed
to stimulate a greater public interest
in tha musical arts, ia to be held in
Milwaukee during the tour days, be
The annual convention of the Ameri
can Board of Commissioner for For
eign Missions, pn of the most im
portant missionary gatherings of the
year, will begin its sessions today in
What Hughea Vote Means.
Auburn, Neb., Oct 28. To the Edi
tor ot The Bee. A vote tor Hughes, a
vote to get us out of war.
A vote for Hughes Is a vote to annul
a 11,000,000 ar day war expense In
"democratic tlmea of peace."
Should Congressmen Pay Their Debts?
North Bend, Neb., Oct. 23. To the
Editor of The Bee: As you no doubt
know, both the state and national
laws offer to office, holders some ad
vantages denied to ordinary citizens,
notable among these being exemption
from paying their bills. You cannot
garnishee or attach the salary of a city,
state or national official. The spirit
of the law may be correct, but its
action is certainly unfair, and It ot-
fere a shield to many men who are
not slow to take advantage or li.
Witness the case of Congressman
Charles O. Lobeck.
There are on file in the district
court of Douglas county the follow
ing judgments against him:
Elbert T. Duke against Charles O.
Lobeck, $2,469.50 and costs. Execu
tion Issued May 9, 1894.
I. R. Andrews against C. O. Lobeck,
$56 and costs and interest. Judgment
rendered May 7. 1895.
M. E. Curtis against C. O. Lobeck,
$936.80 and costs and interest-Judgment
rendered December 18,a903.
Ervllla L. Earl against C. O. Lobeck,
$524 and costs. Paid on this Judg
ment $275. '
Gunner A. Llndqulst against C. O.
Lobeck, $2,250.10 and costs and in
terest. .Judgment rendered Septem
ber 26, 1911.
Sarah S. Markham against C. O.
Lobeck, $3,206 and costs and interest.
Judgment rendered October 16, 1914.
Gunner A. Llndqulst against C. O
Lobeck, $2,727.11 and costs and Inter
est. Judgment rendered September
14, 1915. Execution issued October b,
Totaled, with interest added,
amounting to over $18,000.
During the last fifteen years Mr.
Lobeck has drawn as city comptroller
of Omaha some $15,000 and as con
gressman he has drawn $32,000 from
the national government yet his Just
creditors cannot lay their hands upon
a penny of that amount.
A congressman has three ways of
drawing his salary First, a warrant
on the treasury; second, the money
may be paid to any bank or individual
he may designate, and, third, or may
be left on deposit with the sergeant-
at-arms. During his incumbency Mr.
Lobeck, I am told, hae never drawn
his salary, but has left It on deposit
safe from his creditors In the keeping
of uncle Sam.
When-called Into court last year on
writ of execution he claimed that
all he had was three shares of stock
in the Swedish Auditorium worth $10
During the last nrteen years ne nas
drawn over $40,000 irom tne public
purse, yet his creditors cannot get a
cent out of him by force or law.
Now for an Individual example:
When my mother, Mrs. 8. S. Mark-
ham, was left a widow thirteen years
ago, an we nao to race tne worio wun
was a email stock of goods located in
North Bend, worth perhaps $500, and
some doubtful Claims, among them
being three of Mr. Lobeck's notes for
$700 each. Needing the money, and
needing it badly, my mother offered
to settle with Mr. Lobecit ror about
half of their face value, but was met
with the excuse of no money and put
oft from time to time with promises
to pay when this, that and the other
thing "turned up," or "after election."
My mother, a woman or 55 years.
went to work behind the counter and
when she passed away In June of this
year her claim against Mr. Lobeck
amounted to $3,670, and we never suc
ceeded in getting a payment out of
The World-Herald of October 22,
1915, recorded the fact that Mr.
Lobeck was among those who "hit the
trail" at the "Billy ' Sunday meetings.
and my mother wrote him the follow
North Bend, Neb., Oct. 23,4915.
Mr. C. O. Lobeck, Omaha, Neb. .
Dear 8lr: I note in this morn
ing's World-Herald that you are
numbered among the trail-hitters
at the Sunday tabernacle. I take
it that this Is a public confession
of Christianity and is sincere.
You, no doubt, recall that "Billy".
Sunday included among the
Christian virtues honesty and -strict
payment ot debts, and I
hope that you are going to put
your Christianity into practice by
making a substantial payment on
your debt to me. Very truly
Yours, MRS S. S. MARKHAM.
Mr. Lobeck's reply was:
Omaha, Neb., October 28, 1915.
Mrs. Sarah S. Markham, North
Bend, Neb. Dear Madam: Your
letter of the 23d received. I
have no apology to make for go
ing down the trail. Under simi
lar circumstances would do so '
again. Yours respectfully,
C. O. LOBECK.
Mr. Lobeck's reference to doing so
again "under similar circumstances"
may seem a little vague, but when it
is understood that when Mr. Lobeck's
'wet" friends upbraided him for doing
so he Intimated that such action
would be very popular with the
"drys," It may be a little plainer.
The above Is an absolutely correct
statement based on facts and written
in moderation. But does it not seem
as though there should be some way
to force public officials to pay their
honest debts or some provision In
the law denying the right to hold
office to men of Mr. Loheck's stripe?
C. L. MARKHAM.
Thanks, Friends, Just the Same.
Omaha, Oct 22. To the Editor of
The Bee: During my absence from
the city on a vacation, a number of
my friends circulated a petition ' to.
place my name on the ballot as a
candidate for member of the Board of
Education, and obtained the neces
sary number of names and died It
with the eleotion commissioner with
out any solicitation on my part.
I have Just notified the election
commissioner that I have withdrawn
from the race because for many rea
sons I believe this would be an inop
portune time to place my name before
the voting publto as a candidate for
the above office.
Accordingly, I take this means of
notifying my friends of my with
drawal and to thank them for their
kind Interest and offer of support on
Personal Experience With Prohibition.
Omaha, Oct 23. To the Editor of
The Bee: I am as much opposed to
the so-called prohibition program
from a Christian standpoint, as I be
lieve others are that favor It I have
no quarrel with sincerity, but I have
As a boy In prohibition Evanston,
111., I early learned its folly and un
workableness. I could go on Indefinitely and recite
many reasons, but it is sufficient for
the present to state just a few. Self .
restraint and the temperance teach- .
ings of the church and home are. In
my humble opinion, more to be looked
to than legislative enactment
Shall I admit the church a failure,
and that our lawmakers are the only
refuge to keep our boys straight?
Had the drunkard better wait for
prohibition and the statutes, or haa he
not a better example in the reformed
man who sought by the grace ot God
and his own will power this reforma
tion rather than drift and fill a drunk
We are told that we are "free moral
agents." Then shall we try by pro
hibition to shift this responsibility
from the Individual to the state?
Weaknesses of the flesh, early train
ing, environment and economics all
go to make us what we are, and the
laws can only provide penalties tor
transgressions and excesses.
Had Nebraska better throw up its
hands and admit as a state that it is
powerless to regulate the liquor traf
fic, and then attempt to prohibit what
it cannot regulate? That is the main
issue from a governmental standpoint.
But Decause many or us believe sin
cerely that regulation Is more practi
cal man pronimtion is no excuse ror
the outrageous statement that we are
advocating an evil.
B. ARION LEWIS.
'Ton know X told you not to take any
thing from that young man, Ella."
"I really don't, m . I have returned
everything he gave me, aven his kleaea."--'
IP. LOME IS BLIND, WHAT IS
THE ENE OPENER
My daughter ti a wondtr at th nlann."
aid the proud father.
Tnat'i bo. for wonders never cam."
aid the man who occupied the adjoining
flat Boiton Transcript.
'Do VOU think the cleMInn will mn vmiT.
"Can't say aa to that," replied Senator
Sfirarhlim "fm avntnar A. .. 1
a nmj. nuuiIIlon BIB.T.
AN AUTUMN MORNING.
Clinton Seollard In N VnHr
I made haite to be abroad tn the glowing-.
When a little rlmpltng wind In the heart
of the weet waa born
That ittrred the alfalfa bloom and the
taaaeia upon the corn.
A dragon fly went by with a hlmmer of
A awallow mounted the sky with Its grace-
And I heard the cheery word that the min-
X saw the pumpkin's gold and tha ore of
the golden rod;
And the down of the milkweed danced like
a wnite tome over the and:
And the blue of the aster's eyca waa a lure
wnerver i troa. y
And all of the orchard boughs cried out to
me in alee.
And the brimming bams and byres showed
me their treasury.
And I knew the mirth of earth, Its autumn
"And thts," to myself I 'is the height
whereto we climb;
If we strive, as the valiant should, through
the season's heat and rime,
A harvest shall be ours from the open hand
Senator Beveridge. of Indiana
On October S7th. Senator Beveridge of Indiana who needs no introduction to the
people of Omaha, will speak in the Auditoriums
October 27 is the last day for registration. If you do not register before that
time you cannot vote. If you have not already registered go to the Election Com
missioner's office in the Douglas County Courthouse any day and do so. If you have
moved since you registered you must register again.
We urge every republican voter to ask himself thts question : "Have I registered T"
If not, do ao, at once. To be a voter carries with it a slight burden, but one which
ought to be cheerfully borne by all citlsens who are interested in government.
F. S. HOWELL.
Chairman Republican County Central Committee. '
' Tke Demands of Yomri Blood
' Wnea the blood (the power fluid'f .oar
body) is properl nourished, jour bT Jr
vanaoiT raaians ngna 01 glowing neatth
But it It eo easT to neglect Its importaj,M
and Wood diaeeee't of malignant finn,
like Rheumatism, Catarrh, Malaria1, 4Vro
fulens poisons sad skin diseases take Md
before mt are aoart the result af ' (etgli-
Keep voor blood (power rluid
pare br the nonrlshinc Qualities of f .
las their andesirable tenants from T
at treauias I.I.I, trees ye
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