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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, m6.
CARRYU. S. MAIL
Department Probably Will Ac
cept Proposal of Subsea to
. Take Mail to Germany.
NO ARMS ABOARD THE SHIP
Washington, Nov. 1. The Postoffice
department is prepared to accept a
proposal submitted by Count von
Bernstorff, the German ambassador,
, that mails between this country and
Germany be transported in merchant
euhmarines. Announcement to this
effect was made today by Utto rrae
ger, second assistant postmaster gen
cral. ' , y ..
' No arms or animunrtion were
aboard tjir submarine Deutschland
and apparently the vessel was in the
condition it left Baltimore several
weeks asrb. customs authorities at
New London reported to the Treas
ury department, instructions , were
Hiven that the Deutschland be treated
as a merchant ship lacking further in
formation. ' : .
; Investigation by naval officers is
not expected to change the view now
taken by customs authorities of the
' submarine s status.
. City of Chihuahua
; Cut Off by Bandits
' El Paso, "Tex, Nov.' l.i-Railroad
and telegraph communications with
Chihuahua City from the border have
been interrupted and Chihuahua .City
is now isolated, as the railroad bridges
have been destroyed north, south and
west of the' Chihuahua state capital.
All train service between Juarez and
Chihuahua 'City has been annulled.
This 'was admitted today, by. Mexi
can Consul Eduardo Sorano Bravo,
The exact location of the break in
the Mexican Central railroad south of
I Juarez has not yet-been located,, but
1 it is believed that two bridges have
! been burned near Gallego, ii .miles
; south of Juarez. " , ';! 'r"' . .
Villa bandits have been operating in
the vicinity of Saus, about twenty-five
miles north or ihwuahua city, tor
several days,1' and Mexican officials' in
. Juarez express much uneasiness over
the fate of the passengers and military
escort whicn lett Juarez on the south
bound passenger train yesterday.
Sinks Greek Ship
Berlin, Nov.- 1. (By Wireless; to
Sayville.) Thirty men Were drowned
when the Greek steamer Angheliki
was sunk by a German submarine
seven and one-half miles off Pircaui
last week, according to an Athens
dispatch io. the Overseas " IJewt
agency. ,- v . ';'-".:
The steamer1 was bound for'Saldrttki
with 300 volunteers for the Venizelist
army on board. ; ' - ; Y . K
News agency dispatches-from Ath
ens on Sunday announced the sinking
of the Angheliki, giving the number
of recruits on board as 350, of whom
tifty were said to have been
drowned. -.- : ,
At Uni of Nebraska
A republican club of fifty members
has; been organized among the stu
dents at the University of Nebraska's
College of Medicine at Omaha. At a
meeting of the club last night the
constitution of the National Repub
lican league for local clubs was
adopted, according to the report re
ceived by Chandler Trimble, state sec
retary of the league, and the follow
ing officers were elected from the
student body: President, H. L. Upde
graft; vice president, Kenneth
Thompson; secretary, Floyd Collins;
treasurer, Roy G. Mauer. . " . V
HOW TO DO IT: Smear the affected
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Platte County Poles
; Much Wrought Up
j At Words of Wilson
Columbus, Neb., Nov. 1. (Special
Telegram.) Attempted wholesale de
livery of the Polish vote in Platte
county to the democrats, was nipped
in the bud by circulation of a clip
ping from Wilson's history written
in hli calm moments when he was
not seeking votes, in which he at
tacked the intelligence of the Poles,
branding them as beneath the Chinese.
The Kosciusko society at a meet
ing last Sunday, heard addresses by
Edgar Howard and members of the
democratic ring, relative to the whole
ticket. One of their members. An
ton Kryzcki, now serving as deputy
treasurer, is a candidate on the "demo
cratic ticKei tor treasure 1 he in
fluential Poles declare they will sup
port part of the democratic ticket
which is normal, but refuse to be led
to swallow it all, especially after such
remarks by President Wilson.
Norris Brown, ex-senator from' Ne
braska will address a, big political
meeting at Orpheus hall here tonight.
MAKES SECOND TRIP
(Continued from Pose Olio.)
by the company keep alt visitors at
a dtstanre. Tn nrpuen th a,k-,-..;....
being -reached by water from' .under
a.!. At... ft: J!
picio, me piling airecuy around
the reserved space is heavily wired
and the wires electricallv connected
with an alarm' gong in the office of
me company. t , ,
' V" Brings Official Dispatches.
Washington, Nov. 1. Captain Paul
Koenig, commander of the Deutsch
land, today officially reported his ar
rival at New London to Count von
Bernstorff, the German ambassador,
saying that he had brought the em
bassy a packet of dispatches from
Dr. George Ahreus, an attache of
tne embassy, was sent to New Lon
don as the personal representative
of .the ambassador, who will follow
It is believed here that the Deutsch
land will-start on its return trip pos
sibly, next week with medical sup
plies urgently needed by the German
military forces. '
The arrival of the Deutschland has
revived the probability of a regular
submarine mail service between the
United States and Germany. Soon
after the Deutrchiand arrived at Bal
timore on its first trip representa
tives of the owners, through the Ger
man ambassador, officially suggested'
to 'the Postoffice i department that
such a service be established.
Count von Bernstorff, it is expect
ed, will take up the question with
the postal authorities within the next
day or so. " ' , , '
HUGHES SAYS HE ,
BELIEVES HE WILL
(Coattnaed from Pore One.) '
whether they were used after report
ing or not. ' But the Adamson bill
nacts a flat basis of eigftt hours for
the purpose of paying compensation,
while, on the other hand, it does not
, establish an eight-hour day.
1 ilium il win uc iuuiiu mat- tuc
Adamson bill is a gold brick fol
labor. That is not any eight-hour
workday, bill. ' There ' was not any
eight-hour workday proposition in
volved in it. There never was. Things
that are right can walk in their own
clothes; we can have things that are
right if we go at them in the right
"We haye won a great deal in this
country in getting free institutions
and when you summarize . it all, it
merely means the rule of public
opinion after discussion, according to
what we think are the merits of the
case. It does hot mean a rule of
force at all. That will knock every
thing out. You will not have any
work at all if that idea once gets
abroad in this country.
"I am for the merits of the case and
I am for proceeding according to the
rule of reason. I will go to the last
fact to find out what ought to be
done and I will do it according to
what I believe ought to be done, and
I won't budge an inch for anybody in
response to force." ,
In discussing the tariff, Mr.
Hughes told the mine workers at Lin
ton and Brazil that nothing was more
important to them than the prosper
ity of the iron and steel industry. We
know -that on account of the Euro
pean war the exports of iron and steel
tumped in a year from $251,000,000 to
$621,000,000," he said, "an increase of
two and a half times because of the
great demand created by the Euro
pean war. That was a demand caused
in very large part by the needs of
munitions; it also was caused in very
large part by the fact that men on
the other s'de were taken away from
their pursuits and productive activ
ities and were put in the trenches to
Cured His RUPTURE
I wu baily ruptured while iiftln trunk
svoral yaara aco. Doctors Mid my onlj
hop of cure wm tn operation. Truw.a did
me no food. Finally I got hold of me
thlnf that quickly and completely cured
me. Tears have phased and the rupture
had never returned, although I am doing
hard work a a carpenter. There was t.o
operation, no lost lime, no trouble. I have
nothing to sell, but will give full informa
tion about how you may find a tomplett
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Attorney General Reed
' Willi E. Reed, attorney general, now serving hi first term, aubmits for the careful considers
tion of the voters and taxpayer his record, and calls special attention to the following'
. , Owing, to the unusual volume of big litigation now pending in the state and fed- r -
eral courts, involving rightsjrf shippers and traveling public, it will not be possible for
him to give the usual attention to his campaign for re-election without rteglecting the .
business of the office, and, as a conscientious official, he prefers to attend to the busi-
, ness of the state rather than his own political fortunes, reposing full confidence in the
., people to show their appreciation for his services.
BIG SAVING IN COST OF BRIDGES ,
v By reason of his breaking up the Luten and Thatcher monopolies in the construction of bridges
in the state, he has saved the taxpayers over $20,000 at North Platte; $34,000 at St. Paul; $30,000
at Kearney; $9,000 at Gretna, and many thousands elsewhere throughout the state. t
SAVING $250,000 SCHOOL FUND
Has reclaimed, for the use and benefit of the public school fund, escheated estates in property,
amounting to over $250,000. , ' '
PROTECTS WATER USERS
: 1 Is rendering material assistance to the irrigators in the western part of the state in their con- ,
. troversies against Colorado and Wyoming. .
. Has been most vigilant in protecting the depositors' guarantee fund, safeguarding the inter
ests of the people in retaining safe places for the people to deposit their money.
LAW ENFORCEMENT :. v; ' ''v '
"Laws are passed to be enforced, and they will be as far as lies in my power to do so," is the
motto which Mr. Reed brought into his office. It has been rigidly adhered to during his term of office
As a member of the insurance board, he has taken an advanced step to prevent all kinds of dis
crimination, as well as improper expenditures by fraternal insurance organizations. .
A VOTE for his re-election is an indication that you favor the assistance he has rendered you.
ON LOCAL OPTION
After Fifty Tears ef State Prohibition Green Mountain State la IMS
' Voted la local Option bj 900 Majority.
After IS Tears of Local Optloa It Reaffirmed This Tear the Principle
Bjr a Majority Multiplied Fifteen Times. ,
LAW EESPECT AND ENFOBCEMEKT
HAS BESUtTE D C Al 8 E OF TEXPEKA5CE ADTA5CED
SOS Blego) Liquor Selling Places as ProTen by Gorernment Licenses
in "ProhibUton" Says and. Only 17 Towns Now Hare
Licenses Under Local Option,
8'ipreme Court Justice and Leading Professional and Bnsineas Men of
Vermont Endorse Local Option.
Barings Banks Deposits tnder Local Option Hare Grown In t lean
as Fast as They Did in iO Tears of State
8TATE.WIDE PROHIBITION DATS WERE DATS OF
x HTPOCRIST, DECEIT, LAW EVASION. PERJCRT, BLACKMAIL
(This article Is from the pen ot Mr. Charles T. Fair
field, Rutland, Vt, and was written at the suggestion ot
his brother, Mr. E. M. Fairfield, Omaha).
The dispatches from Lincoln dated October IS, sent
broadcast over the country, stated that Charles Evans
'Hughes went to church in the Nebraska capital that da;
a 'id heard a "temperance sermon" and that the preacher
exhorted his congregation "not to forget while voting for
Mr. Hughes to vote also for the prohibition amendment" .
As a former Nebraskan, resident of Lincoln, I regret
that "temperance" and "prohibition" statutes should be so '
confused. They 'are absolutely different The refusal of
some good people to recognize the difference is amazing.
- Vermont had state-wide prohibition for fifty years,
but It never had ID all that half-century the temperance
it has had In the past thirteen years since it has had local
option on the liquor selling question, which simply means
. prohibition If the sentiment of the community favore pro- .
hibltion, and license if the sentiment of the communtly
favors the sale of liquors under regulation.
Until the writer saw how local option by towns and
. cities operated in Vermont he thought state prohibition
the most effective method of solving the world-old prob
lem of real temperance. But he has beoome oonvinoed
; that local option is the MOST PRACTICAL"' TEMPERANCE
J YES, PROHIBITION METHOD, AND THE GREAT MA
JORITY OF VERMONTERS HAVE THE SAME CONVIC- .
. TION, In this they are in accord with the well known
convictions of ex-President Talt, Cardinal Gibbons and
thousands ot other statesmen and clergymen who have
been close students of the subject. It is no narrow or
provincial view of the subject that the writer takes be
cause besides his knowledge of and pride in the splendid
' achievements of Nebraska since he first knew the state in
- 1876 he has had first-hand knowledge of the operation
of liquor selling restrictive measures In Michigan and
Massachusetts, both local option states, through a news
paper publishing experience in those states of twenty
years. That much for introduction and preface. .
VERMONT'S REPUDIATIONS OF PROHIBITION '
Now for Vermont, a pioneer prohibition state, and its
repudiation of prohibition, Us adoption of local option
and after twelve years its reaffirmation of local option by
a majority fifteen times larger than that by which it was
adopted. Here are some facts that ought to appeal to an
Intelligent electorate like that of Nebraska, composed In
such large part of New England stock.
In 1899, when Vermont had state prohibition, the
United States government fesued 808 licenses to sell liquor ,
in the state, besides which cases were being constantly un
covered of Illegal sellers who had not even paid the fed
eral tax. v
In 1915, under local option, the federal government
issued only 286 liquor, licenses in Vermont
Temperance people were in no doubt of what they
, preferred 808 places, and mure, where liquor was sold
: .. In defiance of the law, or 286 places where it was sold
under strict regulation and police restraint So they
. voted last March, when the state prohibition law was re
, ' , submitted to them, to retain the local option law. 'They
j voted for it by a majority of 14,000 in a total vote of less
. . t; than 61,000. ...
,; ""' Vermonters adopted In 1903 local option by a ma
jority of lesa than a thousand, so their 1916 reaffirmation,
after thirteen years' trial, of local option was by a ma- "
Jority fifteen times larger than that by which It waa '
" .; adopted. They did not want to return to the days of all
- forma of law evasion, scandalous bribe-taking by sheriffs,
and general laxity that prevailed under state prohibition '
- In the communities where the sentiment did not back up
VERMONT'S GREAT PROSPERITY UNDER LOCAL "
VERMONT HAS PROSPERED SINCE IT HAD LOCAL
OPTION, IN 1908, AS SHE HAD NEVER DONE BEFORE.
OF THE 346 UNITS (TOWNS AND CITIES). IN THE -8TATE
ONLY 17 HAVE THE LICENSED SALOON '
TODAY. 1 (
Local option has been an effective temperance meas
ure. The vast majority of Vermonters do not want the
saloon, but they know that the way to reduce the num
ber ot saloons is to let every community settle the ques
tion, annually or at least at frequent intervals, according '
to. public sentiment knowing full well that you cannot
stop liquor selling in a community that wants liquor sold. '
The slogan of the Vermont local-option campaign,
culminating last March,, was: LET WELL ENOUGH
Why not? Liquor selling bad been yeaily reduced
- so that it was permitted In only seventeen towns out ot
146 la the state.
- SAVINGS DEPOSITS HAVE DOUBLED
The savings banks deposits since 1903 have Increased
from 863,000,000 to 1103,000,000. In other words, the 200,
000 savings bank depositors in this state in 1916 have
drawing interest nearly twice as much money as they
had thirteen years ago after a half-century of state pro
hibition, or Indeed since savings banks were established.
Why not say: LET WELL ENOUGH ALONE! '
" The value of property of all kinds, real estate, town
and farm, manufacturing and financial, has increased
more in the past thirteen years than It did in the fifty
years of state prohibition with its hypocrisy, deceit, per
jury, blackmail, when public opinion was dormant and
5 non-assertive. WHY NOT LET WELL ENOUGH ALONE!
LOCAL OPTION EFFECTIVE TEMPERANCE MEASURE
The local option system as a temperance measure la
supported by the majority of Vermont's prominent
clergymen, Judges, lawyers, doctors, manufacturers and
business men. The vote of March; 1916, of 33,000 to 19,000
(a practically full vote for this commonwealth of 360 000
people) is ample proof ot the assertion that the bulk ot
Vermont's men of conscience are for local option as against '
state prohibition. The fight for the retention of local
option in this state was headed by James M. Tyler, former
supreme Justice of Vermont
LOCAL OPTION IS EFFECTIVE IN VERMONT! NO
ONE GAINSAYS IT. ONE WHO DOES SO WOULD BQ
. REGARDED AS HAVING A MENTAL SLANT. THE
LAW IS RESPECTED BECAUSE ITS FOUNDATION
STONE IS PUBLIC SENTIMENT.
Vermont has done great things in this republic It
baa pointed the way. It has furnished pioneers in many
lines ot endeavor. In the revolutionary war its Green
Mountain Boys turned the tide; in the civil war it fur
nished more soldiers than any other state in the union in
proportion to Its size; its admirals of the navy and gen
erals of the army hare been heroic figures; tn statecraft,
In the professions, In business, its men have taken the
peaks. And probably all tor the same reason: THEY
HAVE HAD THE COURAGE OF THEIR CONVICTIONS;
they have discarded the shadow for the substance; they ,
..c gotten at the thing itself rather than the name.
-LET WELL ENOUGH ALONE"
Then, why shouldn't Vermont say to Nebraska: LET
.WELL ENOUGH ALONE.
Nebraska has loomed large, and constantly larger, in
the pasBlng of the last forty years. Nebraska has a repu
. i tation of being more substantial than some of Its neigh
bora, notably Kansas. Becauae Kansas has chased rain
bows ot various kinds, thinking they looked like halos,
. la no reason Nebraska should do it
LET WELL ENOUGH ALONE!
If Nebraska will refuse to chase shadows and its peo
ple devote more attention to improving its highways, its
real prosperity and Its real temperance and sobriety will
' be the better promoted.
"T CHARLES T. FAIRFIELD. 1
. Editor The Rutland Evening News,
' Rutland, Vermont October 20, 1916.
Published by the Nebraska Prosperity League,
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