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VOL. XLVI NO. 121.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 6, 1916 SIXTEEN PAGES.
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SIX KILLED WHEN.
1. W. W. HOST AND
Two Hundred and Fifty Indus
trial Workers Clash on Dock
at Everett, Wash., With
Posse of 150 Men..
OSTY PERSONS INJUEED
Casualties Also Aboard Vessel
Which Brought "Bums"
GOVERNOR OF STATE ACTS
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 5. The steam
er, Verona, which carried the Indus
trial Workers of the World expedition
to Everett, returned here early to
night with (our dead and twenty in
jured on board.
Everett, Wash., Nov. 5. At least
sixmcn were killed and forty others
were wounded today In a pitched
battle at the Everett City wharf be
tween 250 members of the Industrial
Workers of the World who came here
from Seattle on the steamer Verona.
and a posse of 150 citizens, headed by
anerm Don McKae. bhertff McKae
is among the seriously wounded.
Thousand Shots Exhanged. - '
The number of casualties aboard the
Verona is not known. After the shoot
ing, in which about 1,000 shots were
exchanged, the Verona turned around
and started back to Seattle. Many
men,were seen to fall on the deck of
the steamer and others, panic-stricken,
jumped over board. Some were taken
trom the water, but others disappeared
and it is believed they were drowned.
Governor Lister Acts. - '
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 5. Governor
Ernest Lister was in Seattle when
word of the riot in Everett was re
ceived, and immediately ordered Adju
tant general Maurice inompson of
the Washington National Guard to
go to Everett, thirty miles north of
here, and report to him on conditions
there. The governor said that if the
situation still was threatening' he
would order the national guard to
Orders Guard to Report.
Before leaving for Everett Adju
tant General Thompson ordered all
National Guard organizations in Se
attle to report immediately for duty.
Four companies of Coast artillery,
four companies of infantry and two
divisions of the naval militia, were
jrdered under arms. Pending further
developments the guardsmen were
ordered tb assist hte police in round
ing up members of the Industrial
Workers of the World here and in
arresting the party on the- Verona,
when the steamer arrived from Ev
, For Relief Work in
L Syria and Armenia
Washington, Nov. 4. Red Cross
headquarters estimates that nearly
$350,000 has been raised so far for re-
lif t( .vrisn anA &rtn.ni.n up., ..f
ferers as the result of President Wil
son's proclamation setting aside Oc
tober 21 and 22 as special days for
siibiiuuuuus. xiic last omciai ac
...iinting on October 31 showed $225,
jOf) on hand and about $35,000 a day
Purchase of supplies to be carried
py an American naval collier, which
after complicated negotiations with
the various foreign governments con
cerned, will sail for Beirut about De
cember 10, i well under way. The sup
dies will be rliKrrihtir,rl .n;..l f
" Syria, where bad crops, a locust
nlafftie. rpnntitirinnino- Kv .1, - T...I
p i b ' J in., im&a
and the shutting off of the country
uuui uy ran aim sea Decause ot war
operations has brought 100,000 people
to starvation. '
The cost will be about $250,000 and
the balance raised above that will be
Mt in credit to Americans in'Con
rjfuntinople for relief among Armen
ians who can be reached only in that
Train Leaves to Get Wife
And Daughters of Carranza
Mexico ..City, Nov. 5. The presi
dential train will leave- Monday .from
the border to bring , home Senora
Carranza, the wife of President Car-
miud, uu uer uaugiuers, wno are on
a visit in the United States. .
Daughter Comes to Home
Of Mr. and Mrs. Forrey
A daughtetr was born to Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. Forrey, 2405 Emmet
street, Friday. Mrs. Forrey before
her marriage was Miss Gayl Thomp
son. The Weather
Temperature M Omaha Yesterday.
6 a. m 63
6 a. m 62
8 a. m...
a. m . . ,
. . El
12 m 87
1 p. m.... 71
2 p. m 7
I P. m 73
P- m TJ
b p. m 72
fl p. m 7j
' P. m is
Comparatlre Local Kword.
, . . 11. ISIS. 114. 1IU.
nwnwi yosmrany.,., ,a ., 67 71 64
Lowest yesterday 62 4 ' 44 4t
Mean temperature.... 62 66 in 2
Precipitation 00 .00 .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature 42
Excess for the day 20
Total excess since March 1 310
Normal precipitation .06 Inch
leflciency for the day 06 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1 16.34 Inches
Peflclency since March 1 12.20 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1915.. 2.31 Inches
Dsflclancs tor cor. period. 1914.. 1.13 Inches
I A. WELSH, Meteorologist, j
CAMPAIGN ISSUES '
IN MIDWEST STATES
Enforcement of New Liquor
Law Seems to Be Main
Contention in Iowa.
MANY AMENDMENTS UP
Chicago, Nov. 5. Special issues
are to conic before the voters of sev
eral states in connection with the gen
eral election .on Tuesday, November
7. Reports from states in middle
western and northwestern territory
show the following data: ' "
If there is any special issue in the
Iowa campaign, leaders say it is the
prohibition question. The entire state
is now dry as the result of the repeal
of the so-called Iowa Mulct law by
the last legislature. Led by the Des
Moines Register "dry forces in the
state centered their attack on the al
leged "wet record made in the legis-
lature by W. L. Harding of Sioux
City, la., republican candidate for
governor and on his alleged private
views on the liquor question.
Many "dry" republicans, leaders
declare, have signified their inten
tion ot voting tor h.. J . Meredith, the
democratic candidate, for the reason
that he is "dry." On the other hand,
leaders declare, manv "wet" demo
crats will bolt their party because
they believe Harding to be "wet."
Mr. Harding has asserted he favors
prohibition legislation as called for in
the -republican platform.
Two Issues In South Dakota.
South Dakota will vote again on
prohibition and woman suffrage. A
woman suffrage amendment was de-
feated in November. 1914. bv a vote
of 39,605 to 51,519, and an amendment
restricting the sale of liquor was de
feated by practically the same vote.
ine county option plan nas been in
force since 1912.
Political forecasters base North
Dakota predictions on phases of "hy
phenism," since nearly one-fourth of
the states' voters 23.000 out of 110.-
000 are of German lienage. Repub-
can propnesy tnat tne state will re
turn to their party, but democrats are
, Illinois will vote on two oronosed
amendments to the state constitution
one authorizing the legislature to
revise the state laws so that personal
and real estate property may be taxed
at different rates, the other proposing
a change in the state's general bank
ing law to protect state banks from
persons who desire to use the same or
similar names in doing a banking bus
iness, i. . . . ...
Three Candidates in Indiana.
In Indiana, with one candidate for
presidency and two for vice nresi-
dency residing in tl state,, interest
in the campaign has been intense. J.
Frank Hanlyr" prohibition candidate
for president, Thomas R. Marshall,
candidate on the democratic ticket for
re-election as- vice president,- and
t-naries w. Fairbanks,, republican
candidate for vice president, live
within a few blocks of each other in
Ohio will not vote on anv rnnstitn.
tional aniendments, both the suffrage
ana anu-iiquor supporters having de
cided not to push those issues. In
addition to the national ticket the
state will vote on United States sena
tor, governor and congressmen from
all districts and nearly every county
will elect officials.
The prohibition fight is an issue
of the campaign in Michigan, the
contest being carried into every one
of the eighty-three counties of the
state. Forty-five of the counties are
"dry," but Wayne county (including
Detroit) and Kent county (including
Grand Rapids), have always- been
"wet." Two prohibition amendments
to the state constitution will be voted
on, one faction opposing state-wide
prohibition and advocating home
With state and local issues absent
Kentucky citizens centered their in
terest on the national ticket. Two
ot the state s eleven congressional dis-tricts--the
Tenth and Eleventh
are represented by republicans. The
others are democratic.
Three Amendments in Missouri.
Three constitutional amendments
are to be voted on in Missouri, one
providing for state-wide prohibition
another to authorize a state land bank
by validating the state land bank bill
passed by the last legislature, and a
(Continued on l'aae Two, Column Three.)
To Heckle Heckler
In Approved Fashion
Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 5. Former
President Roosevelt, speaking at a re
publican rally in the state armory here
tonight, criticised the foreign policy of
President Wilson, favored interven
tion in Mexico, attacked hyphenated
citizenship, declaring there was no
room in this country for those whose
loyalty was "fifty-fifty," and referred
to Secretary Baker as a "noble gentle
man who I understand knits well."
The. former president spoke to a
crowd which filled the armory and
overflowed into the street, and which
greeted his appearance with prolonged
In attacking the Mexican policy of
the president, Mr. Roosevelt said that
all he asked was that "the United
States should do the same in Mexico
that it did in Cuba, go in and pacify
the country and eventually give it its
Colonel Roosevelt was making the
statement that during his seven and a
half years as president got a single
shot had been fired on or an American
citizen killed by representatives of a
foreign power when some one in the
audience shouted: "There was not
any war in Europe then."
"That's just why I deserve the more
credit," shot back the former presi
dent "I had difficulties with three
great powers, Germany, England and
Japan,' and at a time, too, when they
were not at war among themselves
and could devote their entire time to
me. I showed them that I was willing
to devote my entire time to them, and
so we had no war."
HUGHES IS GIVEN
IN NEW YORK CITY
Republican Standard BeM.'il
Bides at Head of IV- ,iv
THOUSANDS DO HIM HONOB
Candidate Tells Audience of
Needs of Country in
FLAYS WILSON'S POLICIES
New York, Nov. 5. Charles E.
Hughes closed his campaign for the
presidency in this city with a big meet
ing at Madison Square Garden.
The speech he delivered was his
fifth of the day and followed four in
the open air in different parts of the
city during the afternoon.
Before the' night meeting Mr.
Hughes rode at the head of a great
torchlight procession called a "wheel
of flame," the nine "spokes"" of which
converged upon Fifth avenue. Many
thousands of men, each carrying a
flaming torch, were in line as the pro
cessions came together, one after an
other. Parade in Two Sections.
So long was the parade that it was
split into two sections, one of which
marched up Fifth avenue and the
other up Madison avenue to the
the broad avenues were filled with
long ribbons of light as the republican
cohorts moved onward. Interspersed
at frequent intervals were bands which
played martial music and patriotic airs.
The car in which the candidate rode
was the only automobile in line.
Much excitement was caused by an
explosion in North street only a few
feet from Mr. Hughes as he sat in his
automobile waiting for one of the divi
sions of the parade to start It was
believed at first that a bomb had been
hurled at the nominee, but Inspector
Egan of the bureau of combustibles
declared a photographer's flashlight
powder caused the explosion. 1 he
only persons injured, the police said,
were two newspaper men, who were
slightly Hurt. .
Nominee Not Perturbed.
With Mr. Hughes in his car were
A. B. Heoburn and two detectives.
The nominee did not seem perturbed
by the incident and smilingly acknowl
edged the plaudits of the'. crowds
which he passed as the paraders
moved on, fourteen abreast '
A Ari,,i -: ..k.VI. !.-... .it:
UU..IUI5 1 KIM, .VII1V... U.g.ll I.1IIU.
just as the parade, began, dampened
somewhat the ardor of the demonstra
tion which greeted the republican can
didate, but cheering crowds lined Fifth
avenue from the time he passed under
the Dewey arch in Washington
More adequate and elaborate ponce
arrangements at Madison Square Gar
den and in that vicinity prevented a
repetition of the crush which greeted
President Wilson Thursday night. The
big building was comfortably filled by
7 o'clock, but most of the crowd which
had gathered evidently wanted to see.
the parade before seeking admission.
Every seat was taken, however, when
the blare of bands heralded the candi
They Occupy Box. '
Mrs. Huehes. accompanied bv her
three daughters, Helen, Catherine and'
Elizabeth; Mr. and Mrs. Charles E.
(Continued n Pago Ten, Col nam One.)
Roorback for Catholics Traced
To Door af
Humphrey. Neb.. Nov. 4. To the
Editor of The Bee: The A. P. A. was
at one time a potent factor in Ne
braska. Thanks to the intelligent non-
Catholics of the state, it has practi
cally ceased to exist, its declination
and disappearance was due primarily
to intelligent Catholics proving, by
their daily lives and by their civic
action, to the non-Catholic neighbors
that the charges brought against the
Catholics of disloyalty was absolutely
Now, the greatest enemy of the
Catholic religion is a member of who
so conducts himself, or his political
activities, that non-Catholic citizens
come to believe untruths about Cath
olics and their church. He is espe
cially dangerous and reprehensible
When he represents that the church
or high o fficcrs of the church sanc
tion his disreputable political work.
A case in point has just arisen in
this campaign, and I believe the men
resoonsible for it should be exposed
and denounced so that all men, both
Catholics and non-Catholics, may in
the future relegate them to a place,
politically, where they can do no
An alleged attorney of Omaha, giv
ing his name as George Morton, came
into Humphrey Friday, November 3,
and called on a prominent Catholic,
who is an officer of the local Knights
of Columbus council here. He said, in
substance, he was sent to Humphrey
to see the Catholics and appeal to
their religious prejudices in this elec
tion, giving as his reason that the
other side were doing the same thing.
He produced a purported copy of
a letter written to the Nebraska Pros
perity league by a woman living at
Creighton, in which purported letter,
or copy, the Knights of Columbus and
other Catholic organizations were
slandered: he said he was sent out
by Arthur Mullen and John C. Byrnes.
The prominent Catholic appealed to
brought this man tb my bank, I being
aCatholic, and he repeated the above
charges and statements to me and
asked me to call up J. C. Byrnes, who
would vouch for him. I called John
C Byrnes, who was in Omaha, and
' AND REBELS FIGHT
King's Army Arrives Outside
of Katerina and Engage
ment'Eesults. NEW DEMAND BY FRENCH
London, Nev, 5. The Greek army
arrived outside of Katerina and an
engagement with the Venizelists be
gan tonight, says a dispatch to the
Sunday Observer from Athens, dated
Friday. ..: .
London, Nov, 1 i SmVice?' Admiral
du Fournet,, commander tf ;,the-,eni
tente fleet in the Mediterranean, has
demanded that the Greek' government
Wnsent Jojhe use of a light flotilla
carrying the French flag and French
crews as a protection against Subma
rines, says a Keuter dispatch from
Athens. The Greek cabinet held a
meeting today under the presidency
of King Constantine, the dispatch
added, ana decided that tne vice ad
miral's demand was inacceptable, be
cause consent to it would be equiva
lent to a departure from neutrality. -
Believe Some of Buried !
, Miners Are Still Alive
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. S. Federal
and state rescuers who tonight1 pene
trated the Bessie mine of the Sloss
Sheffield Steel and Iron company
near here, where early today eighteen
negroes and nine white men were en
entombed as the result of a gas explo
sion, believe at least eight of the
miners are still alive.
Mullen and Byrnes
Dry Federation Repudiates It.
Lincoln, Nov. 5. To the Editor of
The Bee: Neither the Nebraska Dry
Federation nor any of its officers or
agents or auxilieries are in any man
ner responsible for the Creighton let
ter which is being circulated in cer
tain communities- with a view to
prejudice dry Catholics by those op
posed to prohibition.
W. T. THOMPSON,
Chairman, Dry Federation. '
had two others on the line to confirm
what Mr. Byrnes said. Mr. Byrnes
not only approved the method, but
vouched for this man Morton and
said I could depend on anything he
told me. The same method, I under
stand, is being employed in other
parts of the state.
A copy of this letter was left at a
local saloon in Humphrey and I re
ceived a printed copy this morning.
The local Catholics and Knights of
Columbus, with whom I have talked,
repudiated absolutely this method of
campaigning. ' They resent with am
phasis the bringing of their religion
into ths campagn, and they state era
phatcally that this action is contrary
to their sentiment and principles of
There would seem to be only one
object in this bigoted appeal to the
Catholics and that would be to arouse
religious rancor and thereby help the
The men who are responsible for
that deserve the emphacic condemna
tion of every citizen of Nebraska,
Catholic or non-Catholic.
I, as a Catholic, wish to denounce
this method of campaigning which
violates the sentiment of a tremendous
majority of the Catholics of Ne
braska, and the principles of their
church, and I ask them to join me in
this condemnation. '
Morton claims he was by Arthur
Mullen and J. C. Byrne, and Byrne
confirms this. I appeal to the Cath
olics of Nebraska to be true to the
principles of their religion and re
pudiate these men in an effective
manner. W. M. CONDON.
Recent Mexican History
ATTENDS ft STRIKERS
FRANCL GATHERS IN
ONE OF SHOWERS
Officer Shoots and Captures
Charles Sheridan in Saloon
of Ous Romstedt.
PAL MAKES HIS ESCAPE
In a gun fight with safe blowers,
Officer Anton Franct shot and cap
tured one of two men, just as they
were preparing to leave the saloon
of.Gus Romstedt, 802 South Thir
teenth street, with the$2,500 in cash
which they had taken frorn the blown
safe.' '' : ''
?ifbrmed ' Francl shortly
after 5 o'clock Sunday morning, that
two men had entered the Romstedt
saloon. Francl jumped on a street
carat Thirteenth and Williams street
and dropped off the car opposite the
saloon, just as the detonation of an
explosiion told him that the men
were working on the safe. He kicked
in the front door of the place, which
was in semi-darkness, and was greet
ed with three shots from the direction
of the sate.
; ' Hears Answering Groan.
He responded with four shots from
his own revolver, and an answering
groan, indicated that he had scored
hit. while the slam of the back
door was equally indicative that the
partner of the woulded man had fled.
Takes No Chances, (
Francl fearing that the other might
get away, took "the bird in the
hand" attitude. .
The wounded man was shot through
the right leg below the knee. "I
could have killed the officer," he said.
"But there was no chance for me to
The wounded man gave his name
as Charles Sheridan, aged 38 years,
Sioux Falls, but refuses to "squeal"
on his partner. Papers found on his
person and the manner in which' the
safe-blowing was accomplished show
that neither man is a novice at the
Work of Professional.
Entrance to the Romstedt saloon
was gained by forcing the lock of
the front do6r. The safe job was
that of the true profesional cracks
man, the bottle of nijro-glycerin, the
soap cup to retain.it, the " evident
sealed cracks of the safe, and the
piece of carpet and canvas piled near
the . strongbox to deaden the
of the explosion.
The revolver from which the shots
were fired at Francl and the bottle
with a small amount of the explosive
were found in the place by the offi
Sheridan told Police Caniain w.!t.
feldt that he had "boiled"
himself. It was about 60 per . cent
pure. An ounce or more of the fluid
that was brought to headquarters in
the bottle was emptied in the Mis
"p: j .i ti i?
xmumg oi uoaies,
' In Front of House
Redding, Cal., Nov. 5. Alexander
V. Naimes was arrested on suspicion
here today after he had informed the
police that two men had come to his
residence last night and murdered
Rosetta Durbin. his housekeeDer. and
John Pollock, his guest. Subsequent
investigation resulted in the finding of
the pair of decapitated bodies lying in
the open front ot Naimes residence.
Naimes told the authorities that he
fled in fear last night when two men
called at his house. As he was fleeing
he said he heard cries of help from
the Durbin woman and Pollock. A
broad axe, according to the police,
was the murderer's weapon.
The dead woman had been house
keeper for Naimes for some time, but
Pollock had been visiting him for
only a few days. The police stated
tonight that Naimes had a criminal
tax SkJt l J
BEACH WARNS OF
Chairman of State Committee
Urges Voters to Stand by
' ' Their Guns.
VICTORY PREDICTION MADE
(From' a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln,. Nov. S. (Special.) After
sizing up the situation carefully and
predicting an electionof every candi
date on the national senatorial, con
gresional and state ticket and a ma
jority of1 republicans in the legislature,-Chairman
E. D. Beach of the
republican state committee, issues the
following proclamation to tfce voters
of the state: ;
"To the loyaj lovers of American
ism, a last word before election.
stand by your guns I Don't be stam
peded by the wild yells of an enemy
already scared stiff. Don t be misled
by any eleventh hour gusts of hot
air emanating from the boss-ridden
factions of an otherwise decent de
mocracy. Don t be deceived by the
stop thief cry of the frenzied forces
of the ward heels, who are yelling
Wall street! Wall street I at the re
publicans, and who are themselves
pouring out a $100,000 into the differ
ent counties of this state through
sources that wilt never be reported
according to law. 1 ,
lion t be . deceived by the fake
slates that are mysteriously beinir
circulated, who neither God, man, or
the devil would be willing to father;
There is only one slate that the re
publicans of Nebraska are Duttintr
out, and that is the ticket regularly
nominated pv tne voters ot this state
last April. Don't be deceived by the
tricks and false statements being cir
culated by a gang of unscrupulous
politicians by word of mouth and
black faced type in their newspapers,
in reference to ludge Sutton, John
L. Kennedy, and other republicans.
Stand firm for Charles Svans Hughes,
Americanism, American homes, and
decency in American politics."
John M. Parker, .
says Moosers Will
.Vote For Wilson
Long Branch. N. J.. Nov. 4. Presi
dent Wilson was assured in a tele
gram today by John M. Parker, pro
gressive candidate for vice president,
that progressives throughout the mid
dle and western states were comingo
the president's support and that "the
elements of a land slide are appear
ing." ' CW. Watson, democratic national
committeeman from West Virginia,
telegraphed the president saying a
careful canvass of his state showed it
would go democratic. Senator Walsh
of -Montana, in charge of western
democratic headquarters at Chicago,
sent a message that North and South
Dakota and Illinois were sure for the
president. Messages predicting vic
tory were also received at the execu
tive offices here from Nebraska, Ohio
and Wisconsin. -
Will Vote on Change in
Stella, Neb., Nov. 5. (Special.) A
campaign is on to change the form of
government in Richardson county and
will be voted on at the election next
Tuesday. With the present form of
government there are seven super
visors, each elected from a certain dis
trict in the county. The plan is to
have three commissioners to take the
place of the seven supervisors.
Burlington Train Crowd
Gives Hughes Majority
A vote was taken on Burlington
train No. 2, coming in to Omaha
Sunday afternoon, with this result:
Hughes, 71; Wilson, 60; Benson, 3;
not voting, 8. Only voters were
questioned as to their preference.
IN ELECTION AT
Electors of Omaha to Register
Their Will for National,
State and County Offi
cers by Ballot.
POLLS OPEN FROM 8 TO 8
Spice Has Been Thrown Into
the Local Campaign by the
Contest Between Wets
Complicated Ballot Requires
Much Explaining to Some
of the Voters.
BAKER STRONG AT FINISH
FOR ELECTORS TOMORROW.
Polls will be open from t a. m.
to 8 p. m.
Women may vote only for mem
bers of the Board of Education.
Nonresidents entitled to vote in
other parts of Nebraska may vote
by mail by applying at the precinct
Legal voters, unable to register,
may be sworn in upon affidavits of
three resident freeholders of their
Omaha stands upon the threshold of
a national, state and local election.
The shouting and the tumult of the
campaign is subsiding and it re
mains for the electors to register their
will and for the clerks then to count
the ballots and Omaha will again re
sume the regular routine of business.
Election Commissioner Moorhead .
has the machinery all ready for the
stroke of 8 on Tuesday morning, and .
from this time the polls will be open
until 8 at night. He has announced
that first naturalization papers en- j
title holders to vote. The commis-
sioner has received many inquiries re-
garding the use of the party circle in
case of a voter wishing to vote a
straight ticket with a few exceptions, j
The party circle at the top of the bal-
lot stands for a vote for all candi
dates of the party indicated, except
wherein the voter indicates otherwise i
in any of the divisions of the ballot 1
Two Amendments. ,
Two proposed Mittxltnents to the
state constitution are up, the prohibi
tion amendment and the so-called
"pure food amendment." The prohibi
tory amendment refers to the wet and
dry proposition, of which the voters
have heard much debate during the
last few weeks, A vote "yes" is for
prohibition; "no" for the present local
option and license system. Those op
posed to prohibition' will place an X
in the square numbered 301 ; those in
favor of prohibition in squared num-
bered 300. 1
- Wets Gain Ground. .
During the last week the wet and
dry fight has overshadowed other po
litical considerations. Both sides have
explained their case to the people.
General opinion is that the wets
gained noticeably during the closing
days of the campaign in Omaha. The
drys got an early start, but the wets
have made a whirlwind finish. Those
opposing prohibition insist no provis
ion is made to prevent shipments of
liquors into Nebraska if the state goes
That Prohibition Can Not Prohibit.
The drys point to other states which
have gone dry, which wets declare,
have not improved' their condition.
The wet and dry campaign has been
fought by various opposing organiza
tions. Leading the fight for the wets
is the Nebraska Prosperity league.
backed by the Douglas County Tax
payers and Property Owners league. .
Hotel men and restaurant men also
have their organization, which hat
been in evidence. On the side of the
drys is the Anti-Saloon league and the
Douglas County Dry association, with
church organizations assisting.
In Effect Next Year.
The proposed prohibition amend
ment," so-called, if adopted, would be
effective May 1, 1917.
The pure food amendment, so-
called, is the result of a wily personal
effort of State Food Commissioner
Harman to perpetuate himself in of
fice. It is generally conceded that
this amendment will be turned down,
because even his fellow democrats are
beneath the two proposed constitu
tional amendments on the ballot ap
pear six party circles, the second be- '
;,i;, ,.,! "-.. ki:, " a-
iiiS, iiiiii no i.iuvii..ii. ..if
X in that circle casts a vote for fifty-
two republican nominees on the large
ballot, without further marking, these
nominees being divided into groups
(Contlntted on Paso Tiro, Column One.)
Another Week '
Week after week The Bee
continues to set the pace
in the number of Paid
Want Ads gained as com
pared to 1915.
Last Week, 1,047.
January 1, 47,940. i
An average gain of more
than 1,100 each week.
The Reason :
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