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dreee will b changed aa often aa required.
Senator Hitchcock is worried. That's very
evident) ' ' ,
.- Scuttling a cargo of Scotch high balls urely
oversteps the limit. 1
Democratic hopes of victory, though thick as
autumn leaves, are equally lifeless.
Wilson and dangerous watchful wobbling? Or
Hughes and firmness, insuring peace with honor?
"Boss" Mullen is some fellow. He typifies in
a striking degree the democratic idea of commer
' For the ninth time, let us repeat: "Are you
'wet' or 'dry,' Senator Hitchcock? Why are you
dodging the question?"
Sir Joseph Bcecham left a fortune of$170,
000,000. The size of Jlie pile demonstrates how
well it pays to advertise.
The problem pressing on the business world of
Omaha right now is to find a record which will
remain unbroken long enough to get acquainted
Yes? and "Met's" boost for- Hitchcock, whom
he detests, has about as much love in it as Edgar
Howard's wry face at swallowing the same nau
The Bee would put in a timely word for
County Judge Bryce Crawford, but he doesn't
need it. No one is opposing his re-election, which
is conceded unanimously.
"' "Measure the republican legislative ticket in
Douglas county man for man with their demo
cratic opponents. The superiority of the repub
licans admits of no comparison.
Another victim is added to the long list of
Americans slaughtered in Jkfexico. The yellow
streak at Washington holds'out' no hope of safety
for Americans wlio go beyond the borders.
During his term as congressman from this
district John L. Kennedy made a creditable rec
ord and proved himself a useful and efficient rep
resentative of his' state and his city. As United
States senator he wilt do sti.ll better.
: Mr. Business Man I Get a commercial agency
report on the democratic candidate for county
treasurer before you decide to entrust him with
the management of public finances running into
the millions of dollars, then you won't vote for
- - The speed of the soft coal crowd in putting
over a price boost seriously impairs their standing
in the hard coal belt. The anthracite barons had
arranged to turn the trick for themselves and are
obliged to defer action until the consumer recov
ers from the soft touch.
Romance gilds the gloomy side of war here
and there. An Italian prince on leave of ab
sence from the Carso, has captured a Philadel
phia heiress. A titled Englishman wedded his
field hospital nurse and a Hohenlohe princess
married a soldier whom she nursed. The halo
of Man still holds unequaled charms lor maids,
Nebraska Political Comment
KEEP IT BEFORE THE PEOPLE.
Keep it before the people that the letter of en
dorsement which Senator Hitchcock is parading
over the signature of President Wilson was gotten
by trickery and misrepresentation. ,
, Keep it before the people tiiat the charges
against Senator Hitchcock which the president
was inveigled into denouncing as "false rumors,"
by pretending that they emanated from repub
licans, in fact were publicly and specifically made
and time and again repeated by William Jennings
Bryan, Mr. Wilson's former secretary of state and
three times the democratic standard-bearer.
Keep it before the people that these are some
of the definite charges against Senator Hitchcock
preferred by Mr. Bryan :
"Soon after 1900, Mr. Hitchcock began to
show his natural bias toward aristocracy and
plutocracy by favoring the restoration of Wall
street to the control of the democratic party,
and that bias has grown with his prosperity until
today his sympathies make him much better
qualified to represent Wall atreet constituency
than a state which is almost entirely, agricul
tural.". ' ...t.
"By 1912, Mr, Hitchcock had reached a point
where he was willing to coma out boldly in
favor of Governor Harmon, Wall itreet'a can
didate for the democratic nomination and, in
spite .of the fact that Governor Harmon re
ceived only about one-fourth of the democratic
vote cast at the primary, Mr. Hitchcock voted
for Judge Parker, Wall street's candidate for the
position of temporary chairman, as againat Mr.
Bryan. Hii opposition to Mr. Bryan waa actu
ated in part by his personal fee::ngi, in part by
his bias toward Wall atreet and in part by the
fact that Mr, Bryan had offended the liquor
interests, of which Mr. Hitchcock has been the
chief spokesman in Nebraska tor the past six
"After the president's ' selection and Mr.
Bryan's appointment to the cabinet, Mr. Hitch
cock demanded the appointment of Governor ;
Harmon's Nebraska manager to the chief place
in the government service in Nebraska, and be
cause Mr, Bryan refused to indorse the ap
pointment, and because the president was un
willing to make the appointment without Mr.
Bryan's Indorsement, the principal appoint
ments in Nebraska were held up for a year."
"Mr. Hitchcock took (he side of Wall street
against the president when Wall street thought 1
it could' defeat the currency bill. He was the
only democrat on the committee who joined the
republicans in a minority report. His position
cannot be defended without condemnation of
the president and the democrats who stood
with the president."
"Mr. Hitchcock aided the shipping trust to
defeat the president's shipping bill. Only a few
democrata joined With him in this successful
fight in favor of the shipping trust against the
people, and his course cannot be defended with
out condemning the president and. the demo
crats who stood by the president on this
measure." ;. h-'v
"Mr. Hitohcock joined a few democrats in
preventing the confirmation of Mr. Jones, a
personal friend of the president appointed a
member of the reserve board, in this case he
posed as an opponent of the Harvester trust on
the ground that Mr. Jones was a director of the
Harvester, trust. But the hypocrisy of this
claim becomes apparent, for Mr. Jones if con
firmed would have been only ene director in
seven, whereas Mr, Hitchcock wanted to turn
the entire government over to Wall street's
candidate for the presidency, and now wants :
Nebraska represented on the national commit
tee by Arthur Mullen, attorney for the Har
vester trust in Nebraska." " - t
Keep it before the people that Mr. Bryan has
not taken back one word of this Indictment laid
against Senator Hitchcock only last April.
Keep it before the people that Senator Hitch
cock is no more a friend of President Wilson now
than he was when he was fighting him constantly
in the dark and .occasionally in the open.
Orleans Chronicle: ' What will Bryan do;
what will Bryan say? are Questions which
Hitchcock, Mullen, Neville and other members
of the democratic "wet" machine are just now
anxiously asking. ' No one but Mr. Bryan him
self can answer that question, but it is a rea
sonable presumption that what he will do and
say to them and the boote interests they. repre
sent will be a-plenty. , . . . , . . v .. . ,
Oakland Independent: Those who were for
Hughes before are more enthusiastic for him
than ever after having heard him in Omaha and
Kremont. Clear-headed, firm, broad of srraso
and Veen in intellect, he is a man that no power
' could swerve from the course he deems right and
just. No man can see. him tnd hear him with-
out feeling that there is a man in whose hands
the safety, honor and welfare of the land would
be safely trusted.
Monroe Republican: There are two demo
cratic papers in Nebraska and their editors are
both candidates for office. G. M. Hitchcock of
the World-Herald and Edgar Howard of the
Columbus Telegram, and yet to read the World
Herald you would not be aware of the fact that
the editor of the Telegram -i the democratic
nominee for lieutenant and the Telegram is giv
ing Senator Hitchcock the same kind of cordial
support. Here is an evidence of how the two
factions of the democratic party are getting to
gether. The Telegram editor is one of Bryan's
tlosesta friends, and is naturally with hint in the
campaign. And that, no doubt, indicates the
position of many Bryan democrats toward the
senator, and he must have their votes. And
then, the Bryan democrats are dry, and so far
The Omaha Bee has failed to get the senator to
declare for wet or dry. And when Mr. Bryan
makes his trip the last week before election there
,: is every indication that outside of the dry amend.
' ment, and President Wilson he will not be enthu
siastic for some of the candidates on the demo.
cratic state ticket.
, Hughes' Conception of the Presidency.
Charles E,vans Hughes' personal message to
his fellow citizens, published under the caption,
"My Conception of the Presidency," is as re
freshing in its tone and, language as it is rare in
spirit and purpose. It is a promise that constitu
tional government will be restored if he is elected,
and that the office of president of the United
States will again become the center of the na
tion's business life, in all that is comprehended
by that expression in its broadest application,
and not be merely the gathering point for forces
that control a faction within a political party.
Mr. Hughes looks upon the president as properly
the chief executive of the affairs of the people,
and not as a dictator; he thinks of the president as
the administrator of public interests, not a mere
party leader. His conception of the duty of the
president is clearly outlined, and the pledges he
makes that he will uphold the honor, dignity and
security of citizenship comes from a man whose
public record and personal character are the
best possible guarantees that his promise will be
redeemed in both letter and spirit. It is com
forting: to think that so fine, a type of true
Americanism is to be chosen president.
On Pitiless Publicity
"I see Mr. Hughes wud like to know fwhat's
come to 'Pitiless Publicity.' Meself could tell him.
Where's "Pitiless Publicity"?' says Hughes. 'In
the Ash Can,' says I. "T was all right on the
stump, but in Washin'ton 'tis differ. The Harp
that wanst through Trenton's hall' I mane Tu
multy. Whin he bursts into 3ong now lie picks
his cliunel . ,
" 'Tis not that Prisidint Wilson is less public
than Candydate Wilson he's less pitiless. 'Tis
like the showman. He tells ye all, an' more,
about th' illyfant, but he has mintal res'vashune
about the spotted baby.
"So it is wid Wilson. He's sof'ned the hard
heart iv 'Pitiless Publicity.' 'How about the post
masters?' axes the refawrumers. 'We'll niwer tell
ye,' says the c'mishun. 'For why?" says the
league. 'T'wid embar'ss th' administhrashur.,'
says, the c'mishun. And the people laughs. 'Ye
fired th' hid iv the cinsus,' says Hughes. 'Ye lie,'
says Redfield. 'He raysined widout bein' axed,'
says he. 'Ye lje yerself,"says Durand. 'Ye towld
me ye'd fire me, an' ye gev me place to a
pol'tician.'i says Durand. 'Ixac'ly fwhat I said,'
yells pink whiskers, 'I was goin' to fire ye anny
way, but I nivver axed ye to raysine,' says Pinky.
An' the people roars.
" 'Tell us about atl thim dishurvin dimmy
crats,' says the people. An' Washin'ton is swep'
be a storm iv silence.
Wilson Policies and the Farmer.
One point the democratic spellbinders do not
dwell on when telling what the Wilsonites have
done for the American farmers has to do with
Mexico. Vehustno Carrania, "first chief" of the
faction just now dominant because of the inter
meddling in its behalf by our peaceable president,
is taking tribute directly from the wheaf fields of
the United States. The sisal trust of Mexico, de
veloped and fostered under Carranza, and his chief
source of revenue, will nip the farmers of the
United States for a sum between fifteen and
twenty millions of dollars during the current year.
This has been brought about by the trust through
assistance of the de facto government, securing
complete control of the hennequin swamps of
Yucatan, and boosting the prices of raw -material
from 5Ji to 12H cents per pound. ' This increase
is reflected in the selling price of binding twine in
the United States. Thus does Carranza share in
the general prosperity created by Woodrow Wil
son, and thus are the farmers of Nebraska enabled
to share in purchase of arms and ammunition for
the Mexican bandits who raid our" southern bor
der. At no time has a democratic leader been
heard to protest against the .existence of the sisal
trust, because it operates under the protection of
a man for whom our universal president professes
the highest regard. The tribute Is heavy, but Car
ranza needs the money, and Mr. Wilson finds him
self unable to deny his friend anything, even the
privilege of soaking the American farmer. :.
"But doan't ye think there's no publicity at alt.
Teddy himself was none gunshy with the papers,
but he cud be quiet, too.
" 'We'll grab some land in Vinzueely,' says
the ambassydure. 'Tem'prily,' says he. 'Ye'll
not,' says Teddy, 'ye'll agree to arbitrate,' says
he, 'or,' he says, 'in tin days Dewey'U be there,'
"'Me ry'le masther will niwer consint,' says
th' other. 'Thin,' says Teddy, I'll sind Dewey at
wanst. 'Howld 'em,' says the ambassydure. 'We
agree,' says he an' divil a bit did we know how
it was for a dozen year,
" 'We'll have Ferdy Carey alive, or the Bashi
Bazook dead,' says Teddy,, an' back comes Ferdy.
An' the papers says 'On demand iv the State de
partment Ferdy Carey has ben released.' An'
"How is it now? The greasers slaughters
twinty at Santy Isabel. 'Another Mexican Crisis,'
says the headlines, 'Twinty Americans 'Killed,'
they says. 'The Prisident .Calm,' says they. 'Ates
Bacon and Eggs. Plays Goluf,' says the headlines.
An' the paper goes on: '
t " 'The prisidint's" appytite at Breakfast was
good,, th' leader iv the nashun gettin' outside
iv grape fruit, bacon and eggs, hot biscuit an'
coffee. Whin Docther Grayson announced the bill
iv fare the tinshun over Mexico was much-relaved.
" 'The prisidint is solvin' in privacy the fateful
question, "Will me throat last?" ,The answer is
waited wid feverish anxiety.' .-
"Mondah, the papers says, 'Nashunat Disaster?
Sore Throat Feared, Panic at the Capital. The
" 'Consternation was spread among all classes
today be the report that the prisidint awoke with
a sore throat. Strong men fainted before they cud
reach the nearest saloon. There is talk iv ap
pointin' a day iv prayer. It is hoped that Senor
Arre-ye-on-though will claim that the dead Ameri
cans raysisted ixicushun. A high author'ty states
that this wud end the crisis. The prisidint made
but wan remark: "Av they'd not been there they'd
not iv been kilt.'" . . .. ., J
"Choosdah, they says, 'Hope revives. No sore
throat. Bitten by insect. President calm. ' All
Phrases iv Matthcr to be considered.
, " 'The anxiety in the capital was relaved today
be the followin' bulletin: ;
" ' "The Prisidint has a slight perforation in the
cuticle over the inferyure maximary caused be a
insect bitin' him wllin asleep.' The patient was too
proud to scratch. (Signed) Grayson."
" 'It is reported also that Gineral Scott will go
to the border to bury the dead, and apologize to
the insurgints.. He will axe Carranzy whether he
would accept a loan if offered. This is considered
he thrue s'lution iv the difficulty.' ,
"Winsdah the Prisidint goes motdrin', Thurs
dah he writes a note and Gineral Scott starts for
the border, f Fridah the headlines says 'Peace in
Europe near., Prisidint studyin' terms. Will he
stop the war? Another note expected. Capital
excited over report.' .
"But we're comforted be bein' towld the Prisi
dint will not be bethraved into hasty ackshun. .
y . "Sundah, he's considerin' th' Armenyan ques
tion, an' Mondah he advises Grandmothers about
suckin'! eggs. And another crisis. is past.
"So it goes ivry day. As I was sayin', there's a'
plenty publicity, but 'tis not the brand iv 1912." .
Charles Evans Hughes Says: ;
"I am for building up American enterprise.
I won't stand for any abuses, I don't care
what power it is, labor or capital. I am op
posed to surrendering the American govern
ment to the demands of force. I ant against
extravagance, against inefficiency, against
everything that debases public administra
tion." -;- ' ' .' .
People and Events
Thought Nugget for the Day.
The axis of the earth sticks out vis
ibly through the center of each and
every town or city.
Oliver Wendell Holmes.
One Year Ago Today In the War.
Russians compelled von Hinden
burg to retreat in Dvinsk region.
Great Britain gave conduct of the
war into hands of small cabinet com
mittee. Vienna claimed failure of heavy
Italian efforts to break through at
Austro-Germang turned defeat into
victory on the Stripa river, according
British army In France and Bel
gium officially reported to number
nearly 1,000,000 men.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
The firemen are beginning to ap
pear In their new uniforms. The coat
is of the frock order, of dark blue
cloth with pocket lapels of the brace
style. The caps have a flat top, are
about five and a half inches in height,
the lining of which is wire gauze
which aids in ventilation and at the
same time helps to retain the sides in
upright condition. Hie peak extends
directly in front and is made of heavy
glazed leather. In front is a silver
plated design, almost a maltese cross,
upon which is stamped the number of
Mre. Dr. Sprague gave a delightful
euchre party In honor of her guest.
Miss Jennie Wilson of St. Joe. The
gentlemen's first prize, consisting of a
deck of cards in an imported case, was
won by Mr. Stevens, while the ladles'
first prize, consisting of a chair pillow
A Kentucky woman marched five escaping
prisoners back to their cells- at the muzzle of a
gun. It is 100 to 1 shot that the prisoners re
gard woman's proper sphere as the home.
Over 10,000 persons registered on the last
registration day at Minneapolis, which will carry
the total of qualfied voters over 60,000. It is esti
mated the city has 75,000 qualified men of voting
A survey of vacant houses at Louisville, Ky.,
shows a total of 2,200 empties. Most of them due
to penurious landlords failing to modernize their
buildings. A like survey in Omaha s month ago
showed 900 vacant houses, most of them in
capable of sustaining the American standard of
J. Frank Hanly, the dry belt champion, during
his tour of the country, lost his overcoat, a trunk
and a bathrobe, besides a supply of quick-lunch
grub. Some inconvenience was experienced in
consequence, but a handsome cat which leaped
on the train at Buffalo and was installed as a
mascot, relieved the gloom of the situation.
The Nebraska autograph of Public Service
Commissioner William Havward foots the order
for a reduction of electric light rates in the bor
ough ot Brooklyn. A cut from 11 to 8 is ordered
to take effect December 1. and continue one vear.
to test its fairness. A minimum charge of $1
a montn to consumers is allowed, but must be
credited against consumption where such con
sumption exceeds $12 a year.
The Irish' potato isn't Irish at all, because
it was first found in Peru. Miss Margaret Jus
tin, champion potato cook of the Michigan agri
cultural college, deftly cuts the Irish out of the
spuds. Had a mere man robbed the "Ould Sod"
in this way, something would drop in a irfinute.
Coming from a woman, no doubt eharminar and
intelligent, gallantry forbids even s whisper from
jerry u Leary or jerry Howard.
The Florida federal judge who.' while sub.
bing in New York, inveighed against, taxi and
hotel extortioners, overlooked the master hands
in that line. Owners of moving vans, beside the
taxis, are as highway holdups to petty larceny.
A system of taking all the traffic will bear pre
vails, nd families obliged to shift quarters must
stand and deliver. Their extortions have aroused
public indignation and an ordinance establishing
reasonable rates is on passage by the Board of
of yellow china silk, was won by Mrs.
Gilbert. The booby prizes were a bot
tle of catsup labelled "catch-up," and
a glided left shoe, with the inscription
"left last," and were taken by Mrs.
Woolworth and Mr. Williams. .
Sven Neva lodsre celebrated the sev-
entv-second anniversary of the union
of Sweden and Norway, at which meet
ing the following delivered speecnes:
G. Lindquist, P. Wilg and Judge Gus
Miss Edith Stunt gave a "pnantom
party" at Hallowe'en to a number of
her friends. Among those present were
Misses Nellie Heelan. Kate Hewitt, Ida
and Carrie Kiewlt, Millie Blumve,
Vena Wells, Julia Miller, Lida Pat
terson, Nellie Patterson, Millie Dorn,
Anna Peterson, Katie Hempel, Mrs.
Hall and Mrs. Jackson; Messrs. Ed
Burke, John Mullen, Will Doran, John
Wittig, Ernest Durke, Gua Acreman,
Phil Tebblns, Burt Voss, L. H. Baer,
Will Pinkerton and Will Cox.
Miss Rena Strang showed a great
promise in her first attempt at paint
ing, drawing with accuracy and swift
ness. The object or ner emu is a
sachet bag of salmon satin lined with
plstache green and finished with bows
of the same color,
This Day In History.
1678 Great fire in Boston, forty-
six houses burn), including North
1786 James K. Polk, eleventh
president of the United States, born
In Mecklenburg countv. North Caro
lina; died in Nashville, Tenn., June
16, 1848. .
isaa Georse C. Boniface, noted
actor, born in.New York City; died
there In 1813.
j 1881 American Association of Pro
fessional Base Ball Clubs organized
1887 Jenny Lind, famous sweaisn
singer, died; born uctooer o, isav.
1889 German emperor ana em
press were received by the sultan at
1884 Nicholas 11 was proclaimed
czar of Russia.
1898 France agreed to withdraw
from its pretentions at Fashoda in the
1901 The Pan-American exposi
tion at Buffalo closed.
1904 Miss Eva Booth was appoint
ed commander of the Sasvation Army
in the United States. ,
1906 Five thousand Jews were re
ported killed in Odessa during the
1914 Twenty-one directors or for
mer directors of the New York, New
Haven & Hartford Railroad company
were indicted by a federal grand Jury
at New York for conspiracy.
The Day We Celebrate.
C. J. Sutphen, more familiarly
known aa "Joy," is 32 years old to
day. He is manager for the Brandeis
theater, where he marshals the " joys
and drives away the "glooms" on
both aides of the footlights.
Gustav H. Kuenne, the well known
baker and restaurant roan, is cele
brating his fifty-fifth birthday. He is
of German descent, but' has been in
Omaha for manv veara.
John F. Bloom, chief owner of J.
F. Bloom & Co. monument works, waa
born November 2, 1864, in Krlstdala,
Sweden. He came to this country in
1873 and started his present jnonu
ment business at Red Oak, la., re
moving to Council Bluffs in 1880 and
to Omaha In 1900.
Warren G. Harding, United States
senator from Ohio, born fifty-one
veara ago today. ' -
. Dr. Adna W. Leonard, one of the
new bishops of the Methodist Episoo
pal church, born in Cincinnati, forty-
two years ago today.
Thomaa B. Smith, who began his
career as a messenger bov, and now
is mayor of Philadelphia, born in
Philadelphia forty-seven years ago
Dr. Frederick W. Hinltt, president
of Washington and Jefferson college,
born at Klderminster, England, fifty
years ago today.
Rt. Rev. Francis K. Brooks, Epis
copal bishop of Oklahoma, born at
Gambler, O., sixty-four years ago to
day. Agnew T. Dice, president of the
Philadelphia & Reading Railway com
pany, born at Scotland, Pa., fifty-four
years ago today.
Leslie M. Shaw, former secretary of
the treasury, born at Morristown, Vt,
sixty-eight yeara ago today..
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
All Soula' day. ,
Candidate Hughes today begins the
homeward stretch of his final tour of
the campaign, crossing New York
state and concluding with a night
speeoh at Albany.
The constitutional assembly recent
ly elected in Mexico has been sum
moned to meet at Queretaro today
Billy Sunday haa accepted an Invi
tation to lead a spectacular street pa
rade in Detroit this afternoon, to
mark the close of the Michigan cam
paign for statewide prohibition.
On the occasion of the opening of
the twenty-ninth annual exhibition of
American oil paintings and sculpture
nt the Art Institute of Chicago this
afternoon the new addition to the in
stitute will be thrown open for the
Reducing Them Down and Oat.
St. Mary, Neb., Nov. 1. To the Edi-
tor of The Bee: The democrats prom
ised us a reduction of the tariff and
hieh cost of living. We must concede
the reduction of the tariff, but if they
continue the reduction of the cost of
living for another year as they have
been doing the last two, the laboring
people will become so prosperous as
to be able to enjoy dried apples for
breakfast, a cup of hot water for din
ner and a Krand swell-un for supper.
Three cheers for the democratic ad
ministration. H. SCHUMANN.
Hitchcock Repents too Late.
Omaha, Nov. 1. To the Editor of
The Bee: Let me say this to Senator
Hitchcock Your repentance is too
long delayed. Your hope to emerge
out of your most determined and vio
lent opposition to President Wilson's
administration as an American pa
triot, one who rose above party for
country, is futile and vain. You op
posed President Wilson In the coun
cils of the nation in an hour when the
very republic waa quivering in the
balance of a most acute world crisis,
while Washington trembled and Ber
lin rejoiced. But today you are far
beyond those councils. No national or
International policies are before you.
You are returned to your native state
With platitudes and evasions upon
your lips, declaring a passionate de
votion to national democracy and its
presidential candidate, Woodrow Wil
son. Your present attempt to set
yourself right will not bring- you a
You are inviting and actively ap
pealing for the support of the very
elements in most violent opposition to
Woodrow Wilson. You are the leader
of the hyphen in politics and have
played to the passions of races as
against the integrity of the ideals and
principles of the republic.
Yes, Hitchcock's repentance comes
too late. He hits the sawdust trail of
democracy In the eleventh hour In
fear and desperation of condemna
tion. His Is the voice ot political
J. BRAXTON GARLAND.
Bee Editor Not Running for Office.
Omaha, Nov. l.r-To the Editor of
The Bee: I wish to compliment you
on the editorial, "Politics and the
Plain People." It Is splendid.
Sometimes I feel like asking The
Bee the question it has so repeatedly
put up to our present senator, "Are
you wet or dry?" The indications all
seem to point to the fact that you are
wet. I wish it were not so.
H. B. FOSTER,
Pastor Dundee Presbyterian Church.
let them drink and forget tnuir v.. in
and remember their sorrows no mi l-
Let ministers who live m -tiuubi' .i
times" come to, Blair on an i Ictof m
n.orn, bringing their reswetiv.- -"'
gregatlons along. Let them climb Mv.
everlasting hills and view the liind
scape, or observing leaf of tree in
rainbow colors; one of the many
beauty spots of Nebraska and the mid
dle west Come drink at the groSi
fountain of nature, where the bst ..:!
in the world is to be found, and "re
member sorrows no more' ami your
"yoke" will be easier and l,urden
lighter, because "if a mun thinkith
himself to be something when he is
nothing" he is like some of our pres
ent day politicians, not only deceiving
himself, but he causeth grief to others
on the beautiful highway of hunnn
life. T. J. HILDBHK.yJD
Editor Frank P. Shields, who recently sold
the prleane Iaaer, haa returned to Tamora -and
resurrected the Lyre, which he pub
liahed up to a few months ago. The new
paper appears in magaaine form.
O. D. Backus haa purchased the Dawson
Reporter from J. R. Harrah and will 'take
possession next Monday. Hr. Backus has
been employed as a printer in the office of
the Falls City Journal.
Editor O. O, Buck, who has been pro
prietor of the Newman Grove Reporter fok
aeveral yeara, haa sold the paper to Robert
Channer. 1 I
R. B. Cooley haa sold the Crofton Journal
to J. A. Lister, who took charge of -the
paper a few daya ago. Mr. Cooley has re
turned to his home In Colorado.
The York Daily News-Times printed a
twenty-eight-page industrial edition last
"My wife haa a wheedling way with
She alwaya lowers her voice when she asks
me for money." 1
"So doea mine; but she raises It If e1?e
doesn't get what ahe aska for." Boston
"The doctor haa prescribed physical s
erclse for Reggie."
"My -word, old top! Haa he Joined a
"No; he's discharged his valet and
learning to dress himself." Browning'
A Straw Vote Sign. ...
Seward, Neb., Nov. 1. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: A straw vote was
taken Tuesday at the Woods cigar
store in which 164 Seward citizens
participated. The result follows: .
Wilson , 62 .
, Sutton 76
Wet 6$ .
This represents one-fourth of the
voting population of the city of Sew
ard. .1 E. E. WOODS.
Strong for Hughes.
Orleans, Neb., Oct. 81.-To the Edi
tor of The Bee: If there is any vir
tue In straw votes, Harlan county will
give Hughes and the entire republican
ticket a sweeping majority. A poll
ot a party -of men In Democratc
County Chairman Gay's office, democ
racy's headquarters in this county, was
suggested by a democratic county can
didate and the result showed a ma
jority for Hughes and the republican
ticket. In fact, the candidate and
county chairman were the only two in
the crowd voting for the administra
tion. . 8. A.
' Shadows of Religion.
Blair, Neb., Nov. 1. To the Editor
of The Bee: "Brethren, if a man be
overtaken in a fault ye which are
spiritual restore such a one in the
spirit of meekness; bear ye one
another's burdens and so fulfill the
law of Christ For if a man think
himself to be something when he is
nothing, he deceiveth himself.'
The writer does not know whether
the above text was intended for one
to use, who, in a democratic frarn J of
mind, is trvinc to irraso tne political
and religious thought of the day under
a republican form of government, but
we can, take a shot at It anyway. Is
It nosslhfe for some of us to under
stand re ws are at when the social
and political world is apparently
turned "topsy turvy .in a spirit of war
and "do the other fellow first." When
ministers of the long-established
churches, who command princely sal
aries, wake up and And they are in
the wrong pew, we are guessing. When
a man gives utterance to words that
indicate he would have been taken
from his pulpit and burned at the
stake for using language indicating
the fact that old-fashioned creeds and
dogmas were wrong, may we ask if
there is something "rotten" In Den
mark? Has the time arrived for the
perishing of crowns and thrones from
the face of the earth, and principles
of righteousness that have obtained for
about four centuries- are t'i be over
thrown? Again we find another minister In
sore distress because he stands On a
platform favorable to the open saloon.
Quotations from Pontius Pilate and
Jesus Christ are used to establish po
sition. Perhaps the words of our text
would ftt the occasion, but who can
go in a "spirit of meekness" to err
ing brethren and tell them where to
Preaching a sermon from such a
text as "And he closed the book" la
thoughtful and wise. Texts favorable
to the cause of others could be found
reading thus, "Let your moderation
be known to1 all men." Also, "Give
strong drink to them that are sad, and
wine to them that are grieved in mind;
PUSH TlrAB X CAU- l A rjEftrWM
VbUHaj m ANB.PBW MAN
CALLS ABOUT SNE WE 16
visrr m rrWSi-YiHflrcw W
mmt I : : .
TrtE MlHUTE foil W THE QUEST! OH,
YHE OLD BoV V4WJ- BE RlnT ON
Tou have been accused of beinr a pre
"Well," replied Senator Sorghum, "that
Bounds hopeful. The fact that they selected
so delicate a word indicates tnat somebody
Is afraid of me." Washington Star.
"Don't you miss the noise and bustle
of the city, now that you live In the
"Not ir I catch my train to town.--w
"That's where you're wrong, mister. A
beggar's got to be mighty careful In choos
In' the men he tries to touch. If he ain't
he's liable to have somebody hand him a
job Instead of a dime." St. Louis Post
Plspatch. . ,
PRINTER'S DEVIL INITIATED.
When the devil took the Fellowcraft degree,
O. my Brothers, it was hard on you and me!
On the Square, and on the Level,
To be brother to the devil, ;T
O, my Brothers, awful hard on you and me!
When the devil took the Fellowcraft degree,
Oh( the "sticks and slugs," and roast and
PI were free,
There we held him by the horns.
Till we trampled off his corns,
When the devil took the Fellowcraft degree.
Masons rallied for the working:, hades proof.
Then skedaddled when we saw hie Woven
Called the Tyler with his sword, ,
Wardens. Deacons, or ilhorde,
And we whooped him through the Felidw
oraft goof, ,
How It happened there Ib no one ever
Put his whole remains together at the close;
Cloven hoofs and horns were gone,
' There he stood with apron on,
And a Brother Grip that eVry Mason knows.
Omaha. LU B. CAKE.
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