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average circulation for the month of September. 1916,
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Subscribers leaving the city temporarily
hemic) bar The) Bee) mailed! to them. Ad
alma will ba change! as eftajn required.
Diaz it a name to conjure with in Mexico.
' Ar you wet or dry, Mr.. Hitchcock? Why
don't you answer?
Farewell, a long farewell, Carranza! You,
too, scared us out of war.
"Kept us out of war?" What do you think
the boys down on the Mexican border call It?
"The drift to Wilson" is unmistakeable, and
he'll be buried out of aight when the wave hits
Attacks on the Americanism of Charles E,
Hughes fairly measures the desperate straits of
th democratic campaign.
: The administration's success in directing pub
lie affairs in San Domingo promises to top its
graveyard score in Mexico. " - ,' ,
Bull Moose Leader Cochems is another of
the big men in that faction who can see more
hope in Hughes than in Wilson.
Merc man steadily shrinks in the spotlight
of world affairs. Even in a political yellfest his
vocal powers in suffrage Colorado are as a tin
whistle to a calliope.
Omaha housekeepers who exercise caution in
admitting strangers at the front door have
themselves to blame for lapses of vigilance at
the side and back doors.
Omaha certainly convinced Maestro Campi
nini and hit song-birds that good music is appre
ciated hereabouts. ' Patronage and applause alike
i were complimentary of the company.
Non-brotherhood railway employes, and some
who are members of unions, are seeing the appli
cation of the Adamaon law in a way that isn't
calculated to make votes for Wilson. .
' Authors of democratic publicity dope are not
wholly to blame. The finished product cannot
rise abovt the quality of the raw materials. The
chief surprise is how they escape being run in
as bunco steerers.
'Official returns from nine express companies
show a 400 per cent increase in income during
the last fiscal year. The gain over the fiscal
yeas- 1914-1915 transforms a celebrated line of
lamentation into chortles of joy,
i Argentine corn has been competing with
American corn on the home market for three
years past under democratic free trade, It is
one of several wide-open doors for foreign com
petition with American products. Only the up
set of normal trade by war aaves American
farmers from the disastrous effect Of democratic
tariff blunders. ' 1
Sprtallleld (Maaa.), Republican.
Americanism aa An Issue.
At no time has the patriotism or loyalty to
American institutions of Charles Evans Hughes
been questioned. His whole life has been one
of unswerving devotion to the highest ideals of
citizenship, and intense effort to preserve in all
its purity the democracy on which our govern
ment is founded. No better type ol the true
American has ever been presented. These ad
mitted facts confront the democrats in their
eleventh-hour attempt to inject into the presi
dential campaign the so-called "hyphenate"
President Wilson deliberately insulted a large
number of good American citizens two years
ago, and has persistently repeated the insult,
questioning their loyalty and expressing doubts
as to their citizenship. Victor Ridder of New
York has furnished ample prSof that while the
president was thundering his anathema against
the "hyphenate," Postmaster General Burleson
and Senator William J. Stone, chairman of the
senate committee on foreign affairs, were
secretly making promises to influential German
Americans in New York, in an effort to secure
their support for the democratic party. This
was imitating the action of Mr. Bryan, who
gave Baron Duniba assurance the president
didn't mean what lie said. It is now made cleat
that before President Wilson denounced Jere
miah O'Leary and his associates as ilisloy.il,
Martin Glynn, former governor of New York
and keynote sounder at St. Louis, persuaded
O'Leary to hold back his action until consulta
tion could be had and pledges secured that
would mollify the affronted Irish-Americans.
When O'Leary and his associates declined to go
along with Wilson, the air of Shadow Lawn
was rent with thunders against them,
,No place can be found in a campaign for the
election of a president for the alignment of citi
zens as representatives of a particular race.
They must taks part as American citizens or
not at all. This is plain to every voter of for
eign birth or lineage, and none will resent the
democratic efforts to herd them into racial
groups more surely and effectively than these
citizens themselves. This latest outburst of
Vance McCormick and his coadjutors should
recoil against Wilson, who has been the only
president since Buchanan to serve a section and
undertake to divide the citizenship into groups.
When Mr, Brandeis, in the year 1910, de
clared that the railroads of this country could
save $1,000,000 a day by instituting economies in
operation he was ridiculed and abused by smart
railroad experts and writers tor corporation Jour
nals from end to end of the United States. Mr.
Brandeis after six years has been vindicated.
In a recent address on , "The Problem of the
Railroads," by Ivy L. Lee', former assistant to the
E resident 'of the Pennsylvania railroad and of
ite one of Mr. Rockefeller's most trusted lieu
tenants, has this generous confession to make;
"Justice Louis D. Brandeis has been a far
better friend of the railroads than either he or
they knew. Mr. Brandeis, in the rate advance
case of 1910 said and pointed- out methods
. whereby the railroads could, by instituting proper
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economies, save i,uw,wu a aay.
'That of course, was a mere araDhic estimate.
But It is an astonishing fact and more than a
coincidence that the railroad net operating in
come for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1916,
was about $308,600,000 more than what it was
for the preceding year, or about Si. 000.000 in
crease for each business day in the year the
first rear in Which the railway -plant has been
- utilized to capacity since Mr. Brandeis made his
estimate. The railroads have found that their
capacity for handling traffic was greater than
they had thought and they have found it feasible
, to institute economies which they had considered
"Marvelous improvements are being made in
locomotive efficiency, especially through the use
or cne super-neater. J lie rennsyivania railroad
saved over 10 per cent in its coal bill last year,
and such further improvements are now consid
ered possible that perhaps 50 per cent of that
company's coal bill may be saved within another
year or two. Such a saving on the Pennsvlvania
railroad alone would mean over $5,000,000 a
year, or I per cent on the company's - capital
What of the superheater referred to bv Mr.
Lee as such a wonderful money-saver? Was
there anything new about it, when the Pennsyl
vania railroad introduced it? One reads else
where, what is undoubtedly true, that this super
heater "was in use in Germany a good many
years ago. It was in use in Canada for ten years
before it was used in the United States."
Mr, Brandeis' vindication seems to carry with
it a discreditable reflection upon our richest and
most advanced American railroads as being be'
buia the tunes.
. Disquieting News From the Border.
Little news is coming through from the Mex
ican border, but such as does filter through the
censorship is disquieting. From Mexico, come
reports of movements that give color to rumors
current to fhe effect that Carranza is losing his
hold on the faction he dominates, and is pre
paring to leave the country. No definite word
has yet been sent out concerning the election
held on Sunday, when delegates to a constitu
tional convention were to be chosen at Car-
rahza't behest. This purely political move evi
dently was planned to convey. 'the impression
that order it being restored in Mexico, but the
mystery that surrounds, the outcome is nqt cal
culated to increase confidence in the capacity of
the "first chief or his ability to control the sit
uation. The movement of large bodies of Mex
ican troops into the state of Chihuahua, osten
sibly to push the suppression of- brigandage,
take on an ominous cast when coupled with the
fact that preparations are being made by our
War department to maintain not only the forces
on the border, but the forces across the border
in Mexico, in their present status. People of
the United States, and especially of those states
whose troops are on the border, would welcome
a little more frankness on the part of the gov
ernment, and certainly Would appreciate some
definite information as to what is to be done in
Where the Joker it Joked.
Swinging round the circle with his senatorial
boss, the pen-picture artist assigned to gather the
political dope for newspaper consumption found
it impossible to resist the temptation to include
the following in his report:
J. C. Kiley caused some merriment at
Oshkosh by the story he told of faithfulness
to the World-Herald subscription list. "I
have taken the World-Herald for twenty-six
years," he said. "Twenty-one years ago, dur
ing the hard times, I figured I would have to
give it up, but my wife and t talked it over
and I decided to go without tobacco and keep
the World-Herald. I cut out tobacco for
three months until I could afford both that ,
and the paper. I've never missed since.
Had the thoughtless scribe only taken time
for computation he would' have discovered that
going back twenty-one years landed him in the
year 1895, right In the middle of the last demo
cratic administration preceding this one. The
testimonial to the W. H., therefore, is also a re
minder of what has overtaken the country every
time we have had a democratic tariff in opera
tion unobstructed by war. It is also a convincing
esttmomal to the good times enjoyed under the
republican administrations, which made it possi
ble later to retain both newspaper and tobacco.
Old Subscriber is to be complimented on pos
sessing so vivid a memory, .but also to be com
miserated ,on manifesting such poor judgment as
to prefer the W. H, to the solace of tobacco.
War With San Domingo.
Two more American officers and a number of
privates have been killed, and several wounded,
in the little war we are carrying on in San Do
mingo. This grows out of a commendable effort
on the part of the government to restore order
in the island, give the Dominicans and Haitians
responsible government and to enable them to
carry out engagements with European countries
for which the United States stands sponsor.
This little war has been going on for months,
but all the time our president and his party
supporters are insisting that he "kept lis out of
war.' Announcing the fact on its front page,
the Omaha World-Herald editorially inquires if
"American fathers and mothers are willing that
their sons be sent into foreign lands to be shot
or die of disease" in order that the United States
may afford protection to Americans abroad.
How much longer will the people listen to this
yawping about keeping us out of war? Were
not the soldiers killed at Carrazal sons of Amer
ican fathers and mothers? Or those that died
at Vera Crua? And those who have just been
killed In San Domingo? Isn't it time for the
American people to realize that instead of keep
ing us out of war, President Wilson has had his
country in war continually since he sent forces to
Vera Cms in June, 1914? ,
Two earthquake shocks felt in southern Cali
fornia rudely remind San Franciscans that the
metropolis is losing its grip.
Letters of a
So they are after you now to overawe you
with the great stunt put across by President Wil
son when he drove the so-called eight-hour work
day bill through congress to save the country
from a disastrous railroad strike? I rather ex
pected them to parade this wonderful perform
ance before you, though, if your democratic
friends gave the matter the least bit of thought,
they would carefully avoid mentioning it, for of
all Wilson's succession of blunders and misrepre
sentations this eight-hour day bill is the quintes
sence. In the first place, it doesn't give anybody an
eight-hour day who has been working more than
eight hours, as an railroad trainman will tell
you, but it merely gives ten hours' pay for eight
hours' work and overtime pay at the same rate
for the hours in excess of eight. It is a wage
increase measure and nothing else, and, at that,
increases by 25 per cent the wages of the highest
paid railroad employes, who need it the least, and,
of course, if the extra money goes to them, it
can't go to any of the vast army of lesser paid
- In -the second place, assuming that the wage
increase is deserved and right, who is going to
foot the bill? Surely not the railroads for any
length of time. The roads will recoup by raising
rates for their transportation services and it will
be shoved along on the dear public. Forcing a
rate-raising bill through congress by the stop
watch method would not be so popular with the
voter and so is apparently deferred, but the voter
who has foresight and intelligence ought to be
able to look that far ahead, and, if he does, he will
see what is coming.
- In the third place, the hold-up method of
frightening or bulldozing congress into legis
lating money into the pockets of a comparatively
small class, doing it at break-neck speed, without
deliberate discussion or even time to investigate
and without pretending to be in possession of the
facts, is about as dangerous a precedent as could
possibly be set. Who was really wielding the
powers of our government while the four brother
hood leaders were holding their watches on the
president and congress and brandishing a strike
club ready to fall unless their bill were made into
law before the hands revolved to the appointed
minute mark? What is to prevent the same four
brotherhood leaders usurping executive and legis
lative authority again and again in the same
way? Suppose they want another pay increase
next winter and issue a strike order to be re
scinded only when the lawmakers come down
with the goods?
Look here, Jack, you know, and so does every
body else who knows anything, that if ever there
is an industrial dispute that ought to lie settled
by arbitration, it is a demand for higher wage.
The Wilson talk about the number of working
hours not being "arbitrable" is bunk. The length
of the work day is regularly included in arbitra
tion contracts (I have made lots of 'em myself)
and "arbitration" has been the union slogan all
these years the employers were defiantly saying
they had "nothing to arbitrate." In surrendering
the nrineinle of arbitration. President Wilson has
really done the cause of labor not a favor, but an
incalculable injury, and has injured not only tne
cause of labor, but also the cause of the general
public, because betraying the cause of right and
justice. I heard one wag refer to our democratic
president recently in tne slang vernacular as tne
gink who put 'betray' in 'ar-betray-shun,' " He
didn't hit it off bad, did he?
I suppose you saw all those quotations of Wil
son ian expressions on labor made before his debut
into politics? Where he refused point-blank to
endorse the eight-hour movement, giving ts his
reason that he believed each case should be fully
investigated and considered on its merits pre
cisely the opposite of his present position; where
he denounces labor unions as operating to make
their members do as little work for their money
aa they can get away with; where he advocated
the open shop, wnicn labor unions regard at
poison: where he brands organized labor as a
class of enemies of freedom. . These volunteered
free-from-duress declarations gain significance
when compared with his present somersaulted
championship of labor's demands and they sup
port the conclusion that Wilson either "took the
side he most feared" or fell for the temptation
of what looked like a bis bunch of deliverable
votes. Hardly anything for democrats to brag
about, though, is it, Jack? Hurriedly,
People and Events ' , ,
It is possible occasionally to glimpse a little
brightness through the smoke of battle. Some
how war has shot to pieces the demand for hu
man hair formerly a big feature of the export
business of Hongkong.
Pennsylvania has less beet and eggs in cold
storage than a year ago. Reports from seventy
one warehouses show a marked decrease in the
supplies of these necessaries, and a corresponding
increase in pork, veal and mutton.
In the last four months the traffic court of
New York City imposed 4,875 fines and collected
$62,000 for violation of traffic regulations. The
average is not very high, but steady pressure on
the pocketbooka of reckless drivers generates
The Empire State Bureau of Employment is
overwhelmed with jobs seeking jobholders. Oh,
no, not political jobs real working jobs, such as
Stenographers, office help, laborers and household
help. The latter approaches a famine, with $6
to $8 and keep a week going begging.
Uncle Sam's inheritance tax takes on im
posing chestiness as it views the pelf in the es
tate of Henry Miller, the late cattle baron of
California. The fortune ranges from $20,000,000
to $40,000,000 in value, and your uncle looks
for a rake-off of from $4,000,000 to $8,000,000.
Andrew Uhr, a western cowboy of 21, hopped
off at New York with a defy that he could rope
any steer in town. In two hours native steerers
roped the kid, relieved him of $150 and put him
in shape for hospital treatment. Bragging away
from home Is expensive.
Mrs. Fannie Pavilansky of Chicago blew
$325 in real money for a husband and found the
investment a positive loss in less than three
months. Chicago's celebrated divorce courts al
lowed Fannie to cut loose with the firm caution:
Don't blow yourself on bargain counter hus
bands. A London lawyer named Upjohn- is awarded
the endurance championship for an argument ex
tending through forty-five court days. He apolo
gised to the court for the performance and won
the court's compliments for unwearying industry,
extending through 5,000 pages of evidence and
' Pronounced growth of the drug evil In the Em
pire State is reported by the State Association of
Justices snd Magistrates, the evil is not con
fined to the underworld as is generally suoDOsed.
The association finds the habit spreading among
the middle and wealthier classes of society. More
restrictive laws and better enforcement are
deemed the present hope of checking the traffic.
So long as Game Warden Ziegler holds forth
in Mississippi the veracious honors of the fish
ing cult are safe. No amateur sport may im
pugn the reputation for truth of the fishing
cuu, biiu get swar wun it nut 11 ,iegier gets
next. Recently a bush league fisherman boasted
of having caught a pet trout with his hands, and
exhibited the fish as visible evidence. But it
failed to convince Ziegler, who straightway
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twuitcu me luiagjiiiaiivv uiicuucr 111 Jail.
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Thought Nugget (or the Day.
Life Is not so short, but there Is
always time enough for courtesy
Ralph Waldo Emerson.
One Year Ago Today In the War.
French stormed La Courtlne, rout
Teutons and Bulgarians Joined
force and moved south In Serbia.
Art works In Venice seriously dam
aged by bombs dropped by Austrian
Sinking of British transport Mar
quette by submarine In Aegean Sea
with loss of 100 lives, announced by
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
A meeting of the former students
of Wyman's Commercial college, for
the purpose of holding a grand re
union of the same, was held at the
office of R. M. Patterson. B. J. Bcan
nell was elected president, E. E. Zim
merman, secretary, and Oustava
Kroeger, treasurer of the association,
while the general managing commit
tee consists of R. M. Patterson, B. B.
Zimmerman, George Holmes and N.
A meeting of the Fourth Ward Re
publican club was held at the corner
of Twenty-ninth and Farnam and was
largely attended. M. 8. Lindsey was
elected chairman and A.. T. McPher
son, secretary. Calls were made for
speeches from Messrs. Blackburn,
Simeral, Rosewater, Tzschuck, Helm
rod and Pierce.
One of the largest boilers that ever
pained through this city arrived from
Cleveland, O., on its way to the Fow
ler Packing house at South Omaha.
It occupied the whole of a platform
car and weighed about ten tons.
The funeral of the late Thomas
Murphy took place from his residence,
1811 California street, the services be
ing oonducted by Rev. R. A. Sheffel,
S. J. The pallbearers were John A.
Creighton, Thomas Swift, Thomas
Fallon, William Gentleman, F. C.
Morgan and John Q. Lee. The re
mains were Interred In Holy Sepul
Chief Oalllgan la now placarding in
the different engine houses a chart
showing the number and location of
the Are hydrants In the city. There
are now 470 and new ones are being
located every week.
This Day In History.
1774 The first continental con
gress dissolved, after a fifty-two days'
session In Carpenter's hall, Phlladel-
1800 Count von Moltke, famous
German commander in the Franco-
Prussian war, born In Mecklenburg-
Schwerln. Died April 24, 1891.
1826 Erie canal completed and
opened for navigation.
1831 A "high-tariff" convention
met In New York City with delegates
present from many of the states.
ioZ The rear or tne confederate
army under General Bragg passed
through Cumberland Gap on its re
treat from Kentucky.
1840 Thomas w. Keene, celebrated
Shakespercan actor, born In New
York City. Died at New Brighton,
Staten Island, June 1, 1898.
1850 Northwest passage discov
ered by Captain MacClure.
1871 Thomas Ewing, cabinet offi
cer and United States senator from
Ohio, died at Lancaster, O. Born in
Virginia, December 28, 1789.
1904 The earl of Dartmouth laid
the cornerstone of a hall at Dart
191)8 prince ito, Japanese states
man, was assassinated by a Corean at
1911 The Turks made a furious
attack on the Italian troops behind
Tripoli, Josing 1,000 killed and
The Day We Celebrate.
George Victor, vice president of the
C. B. Liver company, was born Octo
ber 36, 1868, in Pommeranla, Ger
many, coming to this country in 1881.
He was in business in New York City
for six years and in Omaha since
George B. Eddy, former foreman
of The Bee's ad room, is 64. He was
born In Towanda, Pa., and is a printer
by trade. He was a member of the
firm of Chase ft Eddy, booksellers
and publishers, from 1886 to 1898; has
been with The Bee until recently, re
tiring to enter the Job printing busi
ness. Edwin Klrschbraun is today cele
brating his twenty-sixth birthday1. He
Is assistant manager for Klrschbraun
4k Sons,. In their creamery business.
Andrew Murphy today turns his
seventieth year. He is one of the
pioneer wagon-makers of Omaha.
Rear Admiral Charles F. Pond,
commanding the United States naval
forces operating in Haiti and San Do
mingo, born In Windham county,
Connecticut, sixty years ago today.
Henry B. Warner, one of the best
known of the younger actors of the
American stage, born in London forty
years ago today.
Sydney Rosenfeld, author of a score
or more of suocesaful plays, born In
Richmond, Vs., sixty-one years ago
William (Kid) Gleason, coach of
the Chicago White Sox, born at Cam
bridge, N. J., fifty years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
A fall festival Is to be Inaugurated
at Leavenworth, Kan., today, to con
tinue until the end of the week. -'
Stockholders of the Atchison,
Topeka & Santa Fe railway will hold
their twenty-flrst annual meeting to
day at Topeka.
Alumni of the University of Penn
sylvania will assemble In Pittsburgh
today from all over the country, for
the fourth annual convention of the
Associated Pennsylvania Clubs.
Mra Mary A. Lovejoy, the first
woman in the country to apply for a
pension under the new Ashbrook pen
sion law, will celebrate her - 100th
birthday today at her home at
Newark, O .
The annual meeting of the Woman's
Foreign Missionary society of the
Methodist Episcopal church, one of
the most Important missionary gather
ings of the year, will begin its ses
sions today in Minneapolis.
President Wilson Is scheduled to
speak tonight In Cincinnati, Charles E.
Hughes In Boston, William H. Taft In
St. Louis and Colonel Roosevelt In
Storyeue of the Day.
A member of congress, a new man
and therefore, not widely known In
Washington, found himself one day
In the hands ot a oaroer or. tne pro.
verblally talkative sort who was em.
nloved In a Washinarton hostelry.
"You have a large head, atr," ob
served thw barber, as he was trim
ming the locks of the statesman. "It
la a food thing to have a Inrga head,
for a larre head means a la-gu 'train,
and a large brain is the most useful
thing a men can have, for it nour
ishes the roots of the hair." Toutn's
' Companion. , . ,
Railroad Man's Views.
Carroll, la., Oct 24. To the Editor
of The Bee: As I cams down the
street this morning I saw a big poster
In the windows: "1,800,000 More Men
Working Under Present Administra
tion Than Under Any Other." Work
ing for what? Making ammunition to
kill 1,600,000 more men over in
Europe. When the war stops the pos
ters will read, "1,600,000 Out of Em
ployment" Soup kitchens will be In
vogue again all over the country if
Wilson is re-elected. I am a union
man and belong to the American Fed
eration of Labor?' Gompers Is a nut if
he thinks he can threw the labor vote
to Wilson. He has got, labor In a hole
now that will take a long wfiile to
get out of. The Adamson law Is a
detriment and a disgrace to organized
labor and the trainmen and engine
men are beginning to realize It more
every day and there will be hundreds
of them voting for Hughes November
7, as they want a good, strong, firm
man to pull them out of the hole that
Wilson and his policies has gotten
mem into. B. a lxman.
Wilson and the Workers.
Omaha. Oct. 28. To the Editor of
The Bee: Slightly over seven years
ago Woodrow Wilson, then president
of Princeton university, said the fol
lowing in the oourse of a bacca
"You know what the usual standard
of the employe Is In our day. It Is to
give as little as he may for his wages.
Labor Is standardised by the trades
union, and this Is the standard to
which It la made to conform. In some
trades and handicrafts no one Is suf
fered to do more than the least skill
ful of his fellows can do within the
hours allowed to a day's labor, and no
one can work out of hours at all or
volunteer anything beyond the mini
mum. "I need not point out how economi
cally disastrous such a regulation of
labor is. It Is so unprofitable to the
employer that in some trades It will
presently not be worth his while to at
tempt anything at all. He had better
stop altogether than to operate at an
Inevitable and Invariable loss. The
labor of America is rapidly becoming
unprofitable under its present reg
ulation by those who have determined
to reduce It to a minimum. Our
economio supremacy may be lost be
cause the country grows more and
more full of unprofitable servants."
A typical dissertation on "the closed
shop" by a college president! Has Mr.
Wilson changed his mind since then?
If so, why?
I should like to suggest that It be
made the basis of a democratic edi
torial entitled: "Why the Workers
8hould Be for Woodrow." Also, that
It be pondered on long and deeply
by Sammle Gompers and lesser union
officials who are trying to steer union
labor into the democratic camp.
EDMUND R. BRUMBAUGH.
Industries for Omaha. -Omaha,
Oct 28. To the Editor of
The Bee: As a result of the decisions
in a recent popular contest; it might
seem that there are fourteen kinds of
new industries which would be par
ticularly successful in Omaha. Now It
Is to ba hoped that no one has gotten
the Impression that any other kinds
would have less advantage or that
these fourteen would have all the ad
vantage accredited them, because that
would not be true. And of oourse we
want only those which can and will
prove successful.; , .
" The would-be 'Investors "and the
manufacturers who are seeking a
change of location want . pertinent
facts. They want the assurance of
specific profits rather than the knowl
edge of general opportunity. Their
attention may be attracted by the op
portunity, but only essential facts will
obtain their Interest and favorable de
cision, and these facts may be
summed up about as follows:
The factories which will most
readily succeed In Omaha are those
which use hides to tan leather for
belting and shoes, and those which
make shoes; those which use wool to
weave cloth, and those which make
this cloth Into clothing; those which
use wheat and corn for flour and food
products; and bakeries which use
flour and lard; those which can the
fruits and vegetables which we raise;
those which make farm implements
and general hardware; foundrys to
supply castings for these faotorles and
for general use; and any other kind
of factories which will utilise the local
raw materials, or whose finished pro
duct is bulky and heavy, and iwhose
market is naturally In this locality,
These factories will succeed here
because of the following Industrial
Building sites are available, with as
good or better railroad facilities as are
found In the most successful Indus
trial localities, and taxes are as rea
sonable. Power can be made as cheaply here
with steam as in most other industrial
localities, and it can be made cheaper
with Diesel engines than In those
Water of good quality can be ob
tained here in sufficient quantity and
at reasonable cost
The labor supply will follow the de
mand, because it always has, and It
cannot be expected to precede It.
The raw materials are all here with
the exception of pig' Iron and It Is
much cheaper to ship than finished
The consumption and demand are
here, and the present supplies come
principally from points which aver
age 1,600 miles east
The raw materials are now shipped
east to the factories and the freight is
paid, and then the finished products
are shipped back here and the freight
Is paid again. And, finally, these
goods must be sold, In some way, from
the distant factory to the local con
sumers. Thus, for comparative purposes, we
may say that now the selling prices
are made us as follows: Plants, In
vestment taxes, power, water, raw
materials, freight on raw materials,
labor, freight from factory to con
sumer, selling cost and profit But
when these factories are located in
Omaha, the freight on the raw ma
terials and the freight on the finished
products, east of Omaha, and a por
tion of the selling costs will be saved,
while all the other costs will remain
practically the same.
Therefore the selling prices of the
local factories may be that much less
than their eastern competitors; and
besides, Omaha's strategic advantage
of location assures i her . factories a
practical monopoly of all the business
for a large territory to the west and
These are definite advantages and
they are comparatively greater than
can ordinarily be offered to the manu
facturer. If they are properly Utilised
they will divert a large portion of the
business which the "mall order
houses" now enjoy In this territory;
and Omaha will rapidly Increase in
prestige, population and prosperity.
Very truly yours, A. C. A REND.
' BITS OF JOY.
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a brilliant euoceea."
Tea, no one had aver tried anything Ilka
It before, and 1 would have been quite eat
lafled with the reaulta If the widow of tha
patient hadn't made auch a row about It."
Baltimore American. , , 1
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"She alts out en tha front porch a seed
deal, but aha always haa her noao In a
"She knowa her bis. In addition to settlne;
S reputarion.for belnt literary, ahe allows oft
to better advantage that way. Her hair us
her good feature, not her noao." Baltimore
621 Residents of Nebraska
diiring the past year..
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1000 Rooms. 7()0 with Bath.
A cuisine which has made
the Astor New York's leading
Single Rooms, without bath, flM
Double j . j.oo to ees
Single Rooms, wftb. bath, 3.00 ts 6.M
Double ... 440 ts J
Parlor, Bedroom and bath, $1000 Ss f 140
At Broadway, 44th to 45th Streets the center of New York's social
and business activities. In close prozirnitw to til railway terminals.
Senator Beveridge, of Indiana
On October 17th. Senator BevarMge of Indiana, who needs no Introduction to tht
pooplo of Omaha, will apeak In the Auditorium. . ,
October ST la the last day for reriatratton. If you do not register before that
time you cannot vote. If you have not already reentered go to the Election Com
miailoner'i office (n the Douglaa County Courthonae any day and do ao. If you have
moved aineo you regiatcred ou mu,t regiater again,
We urge every republican voter to ask himself this question: "Have I 'registered 7"
If not, do so, at once. To be a voter carries with it a slight burden, but one which
ought to be cheerfully borne by all eitlxena who are interested In government.
F. S. HOWELL.
. Chairman Republican County Central Committee.
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