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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1916.
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A vote for Hughes if a vote for America
first, last and all the time.
That electric light squabble clings tenaciously
to the order of unfinished business.
For the seventh time we ask: Are you wet
or dry, Senator Hitchcock? Why are you dodg
ing the question? ,
Statistics of Nebraska's cereal wealth fur
. nish a reliable basis for estimating the expansion
' of. the limousine belt
Henry Ford is going to chip in $100,000 to
the Wilson campaign fund. He is bound to have
the Wilson brand of peace at any price.
It is evident from the activities of the British
camel corps in Egypt that the allies are de
termined to carry the war into the dry belt
One week of political tumult, then the deci
sion, the shouting and a welcome rest. O,
friendly .Time, turn on the gas and speed up
Mr. Perkins administers a timely and de
served rebuke to Vance McCormick for using
the American flag as a cloak for democratic de
ception, i . ' '.- ' ! ' . . y. '
i With all the drumming up and personal pull
ing and hauling, the Wilson-day democratic auto
' parade here prdved to be a disappointing fizzle.
The drift away from Wilson is plainly per
ceptible. . ,
Only $500,000 more is called for by our demo
cratic friends to make the re-election of Wilson'
"certain." Then it ia not certain, is it, as they
have been trying to make believe? And what are
they going tt buy with that $500,000?
It may interest the Nebraska farmers to
know that the Argentine corn now being used
' at Peoria comet in free of duty under the Wilson-Underwood
tariff. If It were Angora goat
hair or cotton, it would pay a nice, stiff duty.
The esteemed Josephus Daniels la rounding
up the backwoods districts for Woodrow and a
marked down navy. The farther he recedes from
salt water, the higher mounts the joy of Jack Tar
at be warbles: "I Don't , Care If He Never
Unionizing the Japs of California promises
, to do more than diplomacy in putting the race
issue in the discard. Even if direct assimilation
is impracticable, similarity of aims opens a road
to co-operation and better understanding among
, the unionized toilers on the coast. j r
Every person nursing a grouch or a grievance
against a candidate cuts loose in a campaign,
Attacks are usually under cover, a few in the
opeii. Qne of the latter class is Harry Thaw,
- who is spieling against one of his judges in New
York. In view of his extraordinary luck in over
ruling the judges, his revival of an unsavory mess
must be due to the itch for publicity.
A Massachusetts health official picks the
automobile as the active agent of infantile par
alysis. He asserts the disease is due, not to germs,
but to chemical forces set in motion "by gases
and fumes, given off in the atmosphere by the
combustion of oils and fluids used, in automo
biles." Coming from a high medical source, the
accusation lends support to the auto's swelling
record as a hospital promoter.
Kennedy for Senator
Mullen Tribune: Nebraska has a splendid
opportunity this all to send one of the most able
men in our state to the United States senate, in
the person of John L. Kennedy, the republican
candidate for that position.
Inman Leader: Let's elect Kennedy for sena
tor in Nebraska this fall and' place a man in
office who will serve Nebraska people. Kennedy
is one of Nebraska's greatest statesmen and will
be a power in the United states senate.
, Carleton' Leader: We believe Nebraska will
give its electoral vote to Charles E. Hughes. It
should send to the senate a man who can be
relied upon to steadfastly support a republican
president and Mr. Kennedy has announced his
unqualified acquiescence in the principles and
policies for which the republican presidential can
Creighton News: In his campaign through
tne state, Hon. John L. Kennedy is making i
host of friends among the voters. His connres
sional, experience, together with his ability and
talent as an attorney admirably fit him for the
office of United States senator from Nebraska,
for which official position he is a candidate on
the republican ticket. " .;
' ' Alliance Timet: There is a significant thing
connected witn tne canaidacj ol John L. Kennedy
for United States senator- and that is the num
ber of votes given the republican candidate when
ever a straw vote is polled: Irrespective of the
choice ol the voters on the presidential cam
paign,' Mr. Kennedy always leads -in the sena
torial race, three to one. "Straws tell which way
the wind blows." , ;
Importance of the Tariff.
While many other matters of supreme interest
to Americans are being discussed in the present
campaign, none are more vital to the future of
the country than is the tariff question. Presi
dent Wilson and his supporters defend the Under
wood bill and in the same breath point to their
tariff commission as a means whereby the tariff
is to be made over again to fit The Underwood
tariff is a non-protective measure and was delib
eratively designed as such. It has completely
failed, for it affords neither revenue nor protec
tion, while the total of imports under it has
enormously increased. The tariff commission
idea is not Wilson's, for the republicans had al
ready established a tariff commission, and the
democrats wiped it out and wiped out tariff sched
ules enacted as a result of extensive investiga
tion by the commission. Nor will the tariff be
taken out of party politics until the democratic
party abandons its traditional attitude on the
question. The man who declares no difference
exists between the republican and democratic
parties on the tariff doesn't know what he is
talking about. The republican party is pledged
to the principle of protection, the democrats are
pledged against it. Mr. Wilson is a free trader,
Mr, Hughes is a protectionist; there is no ap
proach between the parties on this question,
which is just Is important now as it was in 1896,
when Mr. McKinley led the fight to correct con
ditions that came out of the adoption of a demo
cratic free trade tariff law and to restore indus
trial and commercial activity under protection.
Don't forget this. .
Still Another Cog Slipped.
Senator Hitchcock's personally owned and
conducted newspaper organ, the World-Herald,
prints a lengthy article expl6iting what has been
done by the democratic administration in estab
lishing and extending "parcels post," with figures
showing how the postal package transportation
business hat more than doubled since the serv
ice began as evidence of unlimited possibilities
But how did thit political "dope," evidently
emanating from campaign headquarters, slip into
Senator Hitchcock's paper where every word
and line of it is an indictment of the senator's
record? How could anyone connected with the
World-Herald forget that Senator Hitchcock
doggedly opposed the parcels post at every stage
from start to finish in defense of the express
companies endeavoring to hold on to their mo
nopoly of the business? How can anyone con
nected with that paper have forgotten how, even
after parcels post was established, Senator Hitch
cock took the side of the express companies,
objecting to any increase of the size and weight
of the package which the post office was to
be permitted to handle?
True, the parcels post is listed In the campaign
advertising at one of the great achievements of
the democratic administration, but it has been
carefully omitted from the achievement enum
eration in Senator Hitchcock's advertising pla
cards. Oh, a. great friend of the people and a
great help (?) to the Wilson administration was
Senator Hitchcock when he was fighting par
cels post to keep solid with the express combine.
Surely another cog must have slipped in the
World-Herald office, for which some one will
be taken severely to task by our "great" demo-
crtic senator who so bashfully admits he is a
-.'. The Qolden Flood. ' i
Financiers evince less confidence now than
In former years, concerning the sustaining
power of a huge gold reserve. Opinions grounded
on past experience are undergoing modification
or change under the extraordinary effects of the
old world war. The inflow of gold to this country,
at first hailed as an augury of safety, now is
viewed with misgivings, if not actual alarm. Ac
cording to government returns the importations
so far this year total $300,000,000. The total for
1915 waa $420,000,000. Twenty years ago, when
the sacred ratio of 16 to 1 chased all the gold In
the country out of sight, the per capita of gold
was only $9. Today the per capita is $24 and
rising. In many quarters the great abundance of
the yellow metal is considered the moving
cause of Increasing speculation and the marked
tendency toward inflation and high prices. Sim
ilar offenses have been attributed to gold before,
yet it invariably confounds its accusers and main
tains its reputation as a good thing.' Big profits
and vast business are- the mainsprings of specula
tion in war brides, railroad and industrial stocks.
Shortage in the world's supply of wheat ac
counts for bounding prices of the cereal, and
other cereals follow the leader. War is the re
sponsible cause of excess demands on the pro
ductive resources of the country. The excess of
gold is a result, not the cause, of the industrial
and commercial forces driven to capacity by
Politics and the Plain People.
, "I should worry; if politics, didn't bother
anyone more than It does me, there'd be none,"
said a young business man, answering a friend's
inquiry as to whether he was taking any interest
in the campaign. This remark, which is not
uncommon, is evidence of an indifference that
begets decay. The failure of the citizen to take
an active interest in politics is responsible for
whatever of misgovernment exists. Because of it
unworthy men slip Into office, unwise policies
secure endorsement, and misfortune overtakes
the country when this spirit prevails.
Politics dors concern, not only this young
man, but every man, woman and child In the
whole nation. Our government depends upon
politics, and politics becomes just what the citi
zen permits. The citizen who neglects his public
duty for his private ease or profit is not a good
citizen. No man's business is so engrossing, nor
his comfort so important, that he cannot inform
himself as to issues and candidates, and keep
himself informed as to the progress of the gov
ernment of which he is a part. This should be
continuous, too, for spasmodic activity, mostly
engendered in prejudice, 'at election times is not
sufficient to enable a voter to act with the full
deliberate wisdom called for when discharging
his most sacred duty.
Indifference and neglect of this duty, bred of
Indolence and fostered in luxury, will bring ruin
to our democracy. Free self-government may be
an inalienable right, but it is not preserved in
disuse. Unless exercised it becomes failure, and
nothing concerns this attribute of manhood sov
ereignty more than politics.
Wheat, corn and spuds are not the only
fliers on the price speedway. Predictions of 20-
f cent cotton are as frequent down sauth as $2
I v."jicji 4iiu 4viii ii in uui uicTii icrum pus.
Charles Evans Hughes Says:
"Out opponenta claim to have emancipated
children. They have not emancipated chil
dren. Call the roll of states and you will find
that the states where children are emancipated
from too early labor are republican states, and
that the states where child labor still exists
are under democratic control"
The Danbury Hatters' Case
Member Now York Constitutional Convention.
I desire to call attention to a recent statement-by
Samuel Gompers regarding the decision
in the so-called Danbury Hatters case, and which
comments invidiously upon the participation
therein of Mr. Hughes as a member of the su
preme court. It is charged, in substance, that
this decision indicates him to be a foe of labor.
The injustice and unfairness of such an accu
sation are apparent at a glance. The suit was
brought by Loewe, to recover from the defend
ants treble damages under the anti-trust law, for
injuries which he claimed to have suffered in con
sequence of aets alleged to have been in restraint
of trade. The case involed an interpretation of
the Sherman act. The supreme court was first
called upon to consider the fundamental legal
propositions in December, 1907. It rendered its
decision on February 3, 1908, holding that the acts
charged constituted a violation of the anti-trust
law. The decision was unanimous. Mr. Hughes
was not, however, at the time of its rendition, a
member of the court, nor did he taW;e his seat on
the bench until October 10, 1910, more than two
years and eight months after the announcement
of the decision.
The law of the case having been established,
the cause came on for trial before a jury of twelve
men in the United States district court in Con
necticut. A verdict was rendered by the jury in
favor of Loewe. The defendants appealed to the
United States circuit court of appeals, where the
verdict of the jury was unanimously sustained.
In the opinion of that court it was stated that
all of the fundamental questions of law had been
disposed of on the first appeal to the supreme
court, and that the applicability of the anti-trust
act to the facts proven was no longer debatable.
A second appeal was then taken by the de
fendants to the supreme court of the United
States, where a decision affirming the lower
courts was announced on January 5, 1915. This
was likewise unanimous. Mr. Hughes, who was a
member of the court as then constituted, united
in the decision. The court did not undertake to
reconsider the fundamental questions, which had
been conclusively decided on the prior appeal.
The conclusion reached by the court on the
second appeal inevitably followed from its prior
decision. Exclusive of Mr. Justice Hughes, thir
teen several justices of the highest court of the
land, besides three judges of the circuit court of
appeals and the judge of the district court, mak
ing in all seventeen judicial officers of the high
est rank, and in addition twelve jurors, unani
mously united, without any dissent whatsoever,
in the various steps which resulted in the final
judgment, which has been thus criticised. So
far as Mr. Hughes is concerned, it was impos
sible for him, without self-stultification, to do
otherwise than to unite in the decision rendered.
The attack now made is not so much upon
him, who was but one of thirty judges and jurors,
who concurred in the judicial proceedings, which
culminated in final judgment, as it is upon all of
these thirty ministers of justice, upon our con
stitutional form of government, and upon the
most elementary concepts of law, order and
justice. Those who are seeking to penalize a
former judge, under these circumstances for ob
serving his oath of office, are substituting
coercion and terrorism for due process of law,
are undermining every citadel of our liberties,
and are subverting the sanctity of the law on
which free government must depend, by the ar
bitrary behests of lawlessness, which, if ob
served, will inevitably lead to despotism.
The record of Mr. Hughes shows that, far
from being a foe to labor, he has been its con
sistent champion, and that he has striven to
dignify it and to protect it from injustice and ex
ploitation. He is not an eleventh-hour convert.
His utterances concerning it have been consist
ent throughout his public life, and his achieve
ments in its behalf will not soon be forgotten.
Don't Be Too Sure
American manufacturers who are looking
forward to extending their trade after the war
and meeting foreign competition should not be
too cocksure that, as an export expert pictures
it, we shall be dealing with a Europe of broken
down and inefficient men and factories "with
machinery twenty years behind the times." We
have often exaggerated our dependence on up-to-the-minute
machinery before and come out
the small end of the horn on foreign competi
tion, and there is little in the known facts to
suggest that any nation in Europe will be so far
behind in mechanical appliances that it will be
helpless before our triumphant and unopposed
trade development The drift was not moving
that way before the war, and any advantage we
may get after the war we shall have to fight for.
For instance, the originality and ingenuity of
American agricultural machinery has been one
of our pet boasts for several generations, and
vet with their supposedly poorer plows and their
indifference to the highly complex modern
American farm machinery, the. fact is that Eu
rope beat us in the returns per acre in grains
and other crops, and did it all by manual methods
that we were supposed to have outlawed forever.
The French, too, with their machinery and their
high-class development of new motors that have
made the auto and the aeroplane possible; and
the Germans, in their wonderful industrial plants,
and even the British, alleged to be slower than
their continental cousins, have not been too slow
to reach out for the new while working success
fully along familiar and even conservative lines
that gave them a monopoly of certain products
the world over.
While the war has done much to impair this
material and human efficiency, it has done one
thing that we shall have to meet. It has brought
about in each country at war combinations to
promote trade and increase the efficiency of their
manufacturing' output. After the war the work
shops of Europe, in measures, or men, or ma
chinery, will not be twenty years behind any one,
and we might as well realize it now as later. The
competition will be fierce, with no quarter, and
the victory will not be to the self-satisfied or
Pedple and Events
Glassworkers in New Jersey factories received
three voluntary boosts in wages within this
year. Big business and restricted help make for
Five-year-old Walter Risdon of Arlington,
Vt, challenges the sunflower belt to show a blos
som equaling his fourteen-inch bloom on a stalk
eleven feet high.
The finest display of lawless nerve mixed with
humiliation is underscored on the police blotter
of Brooklyn. A highwayman held up a police
man and shifted the cop's roll of $26 to his own
A century and almost seven years over
marked the life span of Mrs. Maria S. Clingman,
dead at Freeport, HI., where she has lived since
1837. The oldest of her four children is 74 and the
kid of the family 65.
Death, imprisonment, disgrace, anything is
better than being a man without citizenship or a
country. So thinks John W. Drown, an army
deserter of twelve years ago, who voluntarily en
tered the guardhouse at San Francisco to pay the
penalty and regain citizenship.
i ronAV i
Thought Nugget for the Day.
Let us then be up and doing,
With a heart (or any fata;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait
Henry W. Longfellow.
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Germans captured Tahure hill,
Memorial services held in London
for Edith Cavell.
Bulgarians and Austro-Germans
menaced NlBh from three sides.
General Joffre, in London, advised
closer co-operation of allies.
Italians shelled Goritz line and
threatened Austrian railway.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
Ground has already been broken at
the head of St. Mary's avenue for a
new day school of the academical
order, to be under the supervision of
the sisters of the Sacred Heart. The
academy will cost $20,000.
The new church of St. Patrick was
dedicated with impressive ceremonies.
Bishop O'Connor officiated and the
sermon was delivered by Rev. M. P.
Dowling, vice president of Creighton
Adolph Hobble, living on South
Hickory, while walking past engine
house No. 4, stepped into a hole In
the street and broke his leg. His
injury was attended to by Dr. Darrow.
E. C. Snyder, who has done effi
cient work as a member of the Re
publican's reportorlal staff for the last
year, has severed his connection with
that paper to become associate editor
of the Excelsior.
A. Hallam of Ida Grove, la., is vis
iting Percy Snyder at 31T North Sev
enteenth street. He likes Omaha so
well that he will locate here per
manently In the spring and In the
meantime Is investing largely In real
Two thousand four hundred dollars
waa subscribed by members of the
First Methodist Episcopal church for
the purchase of two lots on the corner
of Twentieth and Davenport. There
is still a balance due on the property,
which Is to cost $10,000. When the
payment Is completed a handsome
church edifice will be erected on the
J. G. Thompson of New Haven,
Conn., has written to the Omaha
Board of Trade to ascertain what In
ducements will be offered by this city
for the location of an establishment
for tha manufacture of wrenches,
This Day In History.
1740--Maria Angelic Kauffman,
who waa a famous artist, and whose
life waa straniraly romantic, born in
Switzerland. Died in Rome, Decem
ber 5, 1807.
1789 President Washington, on a
tour of observation, arrived at Ports
mouth, N. H.
1829 Roscoe Conkllng, celebrated
lawyer and statesman, born at Albany,
N. Y. Died in New York city, April
1888 Louis Napoleon attempted a
revolt at Strasburg. ,.
1841 The armory of the Tower of
London, with 180,000 stand of arms,
was destroyed by lira.
1184 Treaty of Vienna, by which
the king of Denmark resigned his
claims to SchleBwIg and Holsteln.
1887 French troops entered Rome.
1870 Dijon, the ancient capital of
Bergundy, was attacked by the Ger
mans. 1876 Reception in Faneuil hall,
Boston, In honor of General George B.
1891 French senate adopted a
duty on American pork in place ot
1893 Close of the World's Colum
bian exposition at Chicago.
1900 Union of United Presbyterian
church and Free Church of Scotland
The Day We Celebrate.
Lucius W. Wakeley, general passen
ger agent of the Burlington lines west
of the Missouri, was born October 80,
1858, at De Sota, Neb. He was edu
cated in the Omaha public schools
and the United States Military
academy. He has been in the railroad
business with the Burlington since
William E. Rhoades, cashier of the
United States National bank, is 60
years old today. He was born in
Rockland, Me., and started In the
bank in 1884, working his way up to
his present position.
James A. C. Kennedy, attorney-at-law,
was born October 80, 1878, right
here In Omaha, having graduated in
law from the University of Nebraska,
and has been practicing for ten years.
He was deputy county attorney for
B. L. Rees, general agent for the
International Harvester company at
Omaha, was born October 30, 1861,
at Camden, O. He was in the retail
Implement business for himself untp
1886, when he went on the road for
the McCormick Harvester and Ma
chinery company, being promoted to
be general agent in 1889, coming to
Omaha from Kansas City.
Sir William MacKenzie, president of
the Canadian Northern railway, born
at Kirkfleld, Ont, fifty-seven years
Edward P. Ripley, president of the
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railway,
who has declared an intention to test
the Adamson law, born at Dorchester,
Mass.;; aeventy-one years ago today.
Edward T. Fatrchild, president of
New Hampshire State college, born
at Doylestown, O., sixty-two years ago
Rt. Rev. Cortlandt Whitehead, Epis
copal bishop of Pittsburgh, born in
New York, seventy-four years ago to
day. Charles Beal, outfielder of the Kan
sas City Base Ball club, who is to re
turn to the National league as a mem
ber of the Chisago club, born at Wllk
insburg. Pa., twenty-five years ago
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
Today is the centennial anniversary
of the birth of Senator Henry L.
Dawes of Massachusetts, to whom the
country owes the introduction of the
Candidate Hughes' Itinerary for to
day covers a large section of eastern
Ohio, from East Liverpool to Colum
bus. Historic old St. Paul's chapel, New
York city, where President Washing
tort frequently worshipped, is to cele
brate Its 160th anniversary.
Eight men, leaders in the business
and professional life of various cities
east of the Mississippi river, are to
speak on "Billy Sunday as 1 Know
Him," at a dinner to be given by the
Boston City club tonight. Mr. Sunday
is soon to begin an evangelistic cam
paign in Boston.
Boston Tranecrlpt: Another cause of the
increasing cost of the loaf of bread from
the oakery la the fact that all the modern
Zirl knows how to make is fudge.
Testimonial of a Neighbor.
Clarks, Neb., Oct. 29. To the Edi
to of the Bee: In-as-much the
election of Judges to the state su
preme court is non-partlnsan, it is
hard for the candidates to make them
selves known. I wish to inform the
voters that Hon. J. C. Martin has
practiced successfully thirty-three
years in Central City, Neb. He stands
well in this section of the country and
if elected will do justice to the etate
R. C. CHRISTIE, M. D.
Another Cross of Gold,
Genoa, Neb., Oct 88. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: Friday's papers con
tain what our President Wilson
said in his address at Cincinnati:
"America has had an industrial re
vival In the last two years, such as it
has never experienced before. The
men who think this is due merely to
the war are only thinking, they do not
Now note the next statement:
"If the war goes on another year
we probably will have the gold supply
of the world."
My God, the reporter must have
made a mistake. Surely the head of
our nation is not guilty of such an
anticipation, to fill our cofferB with
blood bought gold drawn from our
sister nations, because of the ravages
of war. If such a statement is true
blaze it to the world that each true
humane American voter may have a
chance to do some serious thinking
before he casts his vote for the head
ot our nation. The cross of gold.
H. M. M'FAYDEN.
The Wilson Two-Step. .
Omaha, Oct. 2. To the Editor of
The Bee: How Is it danced? you
ask. Just like this one step forward,
one step backward and hesitate.
That's the Wilson dance or the Wilson
policy, whichever you please. We
have heard about it for the last three
and one-half years. The question has
been asked so often, "What is the
Wilson Danoe) policy, but the voters
seem to be in the dark more than ever
about it We were told in the 1912
campaign that the democratic plat
form was a step forward in every way
and everything, that It was pure
gospel of the party Mr. Wilson repre
sented. We elected him president on
that platform after he had told us
that it was built on the square not
gotten up to get votes, not made of
molasses to catch flies, but meant
something after election, Mr'. Wilson
was elected and became president,
but what did he do to that sacred
platform? He proceeded to two-step
nad hesitate forward and backward
and then hesitated till it waa all
Next he) took a step into Mexico
with the army and the navy, and then
look, a step back home. After hesi
tating, he took another step down into
Mexico and he has not got his foot
out of there yet It was too far to
step across to Europe, but he must
meddle someway, somehow, to keep
up the two-atep and proceeded to
send the music of his dance by notes
and as often as he sent them they
came back. The kaiser refused to
learn any new dances and the Mexi
cans seem to be the most stubborn
lot of all to learn two-stepping.
The Adamson law, which if any
thing, is not an eight-hour law at
all, is another political two-step.
The first step was made (to get the
trainmen's vote) with provisions for
another step back, if so desired, after
Now I can't learn that new two
step, I am for Hughes a man. who
will not dance a two-step to try and
satisfy some certain click or class, but
who will march on step by step. When
he puts his right foot down it will stay
put and the left will follow for the
progress and benefit of our people
north, south, east and west Hughes is
the man. PEACHEY,
Labor's Eyes Are Opening.
Carroll, la., Oct. 28. To the Editor
of The Bee: The World-Herald comes
out this morning saying the Chicago
Herald comes out in editorial for re
election of President Wilson. Is It
surprising to anyone? It wouldn't be
if people knew the personnel of the
Chicago Herald. Its owners, etc, are
born British subjects, so why shouldn't
they be pro-British and come out tor
Wilson? Hasn't Wilson favored
Britain in preference to other nations
of the central powers? '
As the fellow says, "Thank God for
Wilson; he kept us out of war." Yes,
and out of jobs too, if It hadn't been
for the war. Have you noticed how
Gompers is throwing the labor vote
to Wilson? His coming out with
that statement lost Wilson lots of
labor votes, as union labor will show
him that they will vote as they please,
and the most of us figure it out now
it Is to our Interest to vote for Hughes
as Wilson and his Adamson law has
done union labor more harm than
good and the trainmen and engineers
are beginning to realise It more every
day. B. G. LYMAN,
Local Chairman Order of Railway
Comparative Parade Records.
Grand Island, Neb., Oct. 28. To
the Editor of The Bee: The new bill
board display of this so-called Pros
perity League is about as big a joke
as they have unraveled to date,
which reads thus: "Did you ever see
a sight like the recent historical pa
rade In a dry town?" It does not men
tion the city this parade was in.
Their motive was if that was the
fact it would be very poor advertising
for Omaha to tourists and home seek
ers.. Pasadena, Cat, Is absolutely dry
and they have a floral parade which
excels anything in the line of parades
in the whole country. I don't want
to leave the impression that Omaha
did not do honor In the historical pa
rade, but wish to correct this infa
mous bunch of liars.
What about the National Stock
show in Denver, Colo., which broke
all past records in ecery way in
Taking the statistics from the dry
cities on parades, stock shows, etc.,
Omaha would have had three times
as many visitors as it did this year, and
when it was all over it would be safe
to say Omaha would have been bene
fited more in every wav.
V. O. BRADSHAW.
Observation of a Colored Man.
Omaha, Oct. 29. To the Editor of
The Bee: I regard the present poll
cal campaign as equally Important to
any sine the civil war. I am as
thoroughly convinced now of the
paramount importance of the success
of the republican ticket as I am that
the election of the marplot George B.
McClelland over "Our Martyr Presi
dent" In 1864 would have proved the
knell of the union.
Prohibition is a question which 1
have studied off and vn for thirty or
forty years. With all these years of
study and abundant opportunities for
observation, my conviction today Is
most positive, that genuine prohibi
tion, if really enforced, according to
popular understanding of It, would
hardly amount to less than a down
right outrage against a great mass of
our citizens. It has always seemed
to me that the argument;: advanced
by the advocates of prohibition against
the manufacturing and vending of
liquors would hardly be less apposite
if directed against the manufacture
and use of the numerous deadly drugs
now known to be absolutely indispen
Bible in the successful treatment of
diseases. It would be impossible to
tell how much sorrow results from the
violation of connubial obligations by
men and women falsely assuming
Our prohibition friends would rid
the community of the Ills which result
from excessive liquor drinking on the
part of a mere handful "of, inebriates,
by bankrupting and impoverishing
millions whose sustenance depends
upon employment as legitimate as any
that could be named. Would it not
be equally sensible to prohibit the
manufacture of poisonous remedies in
order to save such fools as may com
mit suicide by the improper use of
them? , -
But I would commend for the seri
ous study of bur voting populace, who
are "up a tree" in respect to this ques
tion of prohibition, the object lesson
which comes to us fresh now from the
far-off field of Georgia.
There, in Georgia, the midnight
marauder and murderer of helpless
men, women and children, rides with
apparent exemption of risk for the
prosecution of his bloody pastime.
There, in Georgia, the worthless
cracker who Joins a mob of his own
ilk, bent on assassination or other
deviltry, becomes thereby practically
free from liability of even an indict
ment for participation in crime, how
We are just now listening to the
wail from the atate of Georgia that
it can no longer bear the expense of
supporting its Insane wards. For
years Georgia has had prohibition,
and yet its name Is blackest of the list
of American communities for the
number and helnousness of the crimes
It has committed against modern civi
lization. CYRUS D. BELJj.
Democratic Two-Term Presidents.
South Side, Oct. 29. To the Editor
of The Bee: If we will look up the
history of our country a little we will
find that the last democratic president
of the United States, who was elected
two terms in succession was Andrew
Jackson, and he was elected In the
year 1832, Just eighty-four years ago.
His democratic successors were none
of them elected for more than one
term except Grover Cleveland and he
was not elected two years in succes
sion. Most of the one-term democratic
presidents were candidates for second
terms, but were always beaten either
for the nomination or In the election.
Of republican presidents, Abraham
Lincoln, General Grant and William
McKinley were elected to second
terms and Roosevelt served practically
As we all know Presidents Ben
jamin Harrison and William H. Taft,
were defeated for second terms by the
only democratic president we have
had since 1860, unUl the election of
Woodrow Wilson lour years ago.
So the fates seem to be against
Woodrow Wilson If the history of
presidential elections since 1832 are
any criterion. If Woodrow Wilson
should win, he will be the first demo
crat who has won two successive
terms since the time of the great
democratic apostle Andrew Jackson.
. When General Rutherford B. Hayes
was nominated for president in, 1876,
he pledged that he would not be a
candidate for a second term and he
was as good as his word, for he re
fused to be a candidate again. He was
a little different from President Wil
son, who was pledged by the demo
cratic platform of 1912, not to be a
candidate for a second term, yet has
been planning ever since he was
aworn into office to force himself
upon the country for another term
this year. President Hayes stuck to
his promise and the promise made by
Wilson in 1912 should be forced upon
him, since he is not willing to stick
to his promise of his own accord, and
it looks as if the voters of the United
States will see to It that he keeps his
promise. FRANK A. AGNEW.
Figures For Political Forecasting.
Lexington, Neb., Oct 29. To the
Editor of The Bee: Here is a compi
lation of data of the 1912 election
taken from the World Almanac,
which may be interesting enough to
In 1912 the republicans and pro
gressives together polled 7,604,463
votes; the democrats polled 6,293,019;
1,311.464 less. About 1,800,000 of the
democratic votes came from the
"Solid South," always democratic.
No gain in the south will aid Mr.
Wilson; his whole gain must be made
In the debatable northern states, in
which Taft and Roosevelt received
about 2,000,000 more votes than Wil
son. Setting that aside, In order to
break even, Mr. Wilson must receive
about 680,000 more votes than he did
in 1912, or one more for every ten
he received four years ago.
But the president is' chosen by the
electoral college, not the popular
vote, and In some large northern
states there may be a smaller margin
to overcome, and the electoral votes
go to Mr. Wilson. True, in the past
minority candidates have been elected;
but to gain one vote for every ten
cast for him four years syne, will
be some stunt
Assuming that Mr. Wilson makes
such a gain, looses none, and the op
position makes no gains, he will have
the following percentage of his vote
a combined majority against him
to overcome. Figures are approxi
mately in thousands; omitting states
Mr. Wilson can carry if he gains this
10 per cent.
States. Wilson. Hughes. Cent. Vote.
Colorado 114 130 ' 14 8
Connecticut '4 102 87 7
Idaho 84 58 70 4
Illinois ; 406 040 B0 29
Indiana 2H2 313 10 15
Iowa 185 2K1 30 18
Kansa 143 194 30 10
Maine 51 75 40 i
Massachusetts .... 173 !98 40 18
Mlchlfan 150 306 1.40 15
Minnesota 100 190 70 12
Montana 28 ,41 4 4
Nebraska '. . 109 126 16 a
Nevada 7.9 8.8 II 8
New .Hamphahlre. 34 50 46 4
New 'jersey 173 2.14 3S 14
New Mexico 20 24 20 3
New York 666 846 96 45
North Dakota 29 48 65 6
Ohio 426 506 20 24
Oregon 47 73 70 6
Pennsylvania 396 720 80 38
Rhode Island 30 44 40 i
South Dakota 49 68 10 5
Utah 2 80 1.60 4
Vermont 16 45 1.00 4
Washington 86 183 1.10 7'
West Virginia 113 135 16 8
Wisconsin 14 189 14 18
Wyoming 15 23 1.00 3
351 I electoral votes.
There are 631 votes in the elec
toral college; it takes 266 to elect
Of the above states those giving the
opposition less than 20 per cent ma
jority four years ago are Colorado,
Indiana, Nebraska, Nevada, West
Virginia and Wisconsin, having alto
gether fifty-three votes. Deducting
this from the total vote of these
northern states, leaves 286, or twenty
more than enough to elect Mf.
In the states casting these 286 elec
toral votes, Mr. Wilson will have to
make a gain of one vote for every
five he had in 1912, at least to be
elected. JOHN LINDERMAN.
Here's a Straw Vote.
Grand Island, Neb.. Oct. 25. To
the Editor of The Bee: While return
ing from Lincoln last night, on Bur
lington train No. 42, I took a straw
vote of two cars, with results as fol
lows: Wilson. 20; Hughes, 26.
Hitchcock, 12; Kennedy, 26.
1 Barton, 6; Shdllenberger, 2.
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