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THE BEh;: - OMAHA,' .TUESDAY, , NOVEMBER
, THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
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' ' Dwiiht Wllllame, elreolatlon manaaV of The Baa
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V Subacrfbed in mr pratanea and sworh to baforo ma
tela 4th dar of November, IS1I. . ,
C. W. PARL8QN, Notair Public.
Sobaeribers leaving tha city tamporarlljr
should haTa Tha Baa mailed to them. Ad-
alms will ba changed aa eftea aa required.
Help get out the vote.
,v'' And don't forget thit Nebraika rfeeds Hughei
mor than Hughei needi Nebraska.' " '
Vote early. , If you cannot vote early, don't
fail to vote before 8 o'clock p. m. when the poll
V - . . V , ' .
. Senator Hitchcock U worse f than worried;
tikewiie Brother Newbranch. ' That' very
Party leaden have submitted their claimi and
1 predictions. It is up to the rankanc? file to
make good. ' m' i - ,
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Gomperi ' is" still "standing by ' Wilton,", but
r that i no proof that the labor vote is, dejiverable
. by Gomperi. i I . , 1
, . ': , ' 1-i-J, !..;.y'
The lure way to stop the jail feeding graft ii
'to elect Mike Clark sheriff, and thus ouit the feed
graft gang. ; VA '
Whether you "vote 'er straight" or are deter
mined to, "scratch," put your cross in the repub
lican party circle first. -. '" '; ' ",
The Outcome will also determine whether or
not."lal' Arthur Mullen" keeps his foot on Bryan
for the next four years. ;
. VP"-' '-. '
Ten hours of voting and then more than, ten
hour of counting supply election officers with
convincing argument for an eight-hour day.
i Perhaps it is safe (now for you to answer;
,. "Are you, 'wet', or .'dry,' Senator Hitchcock?"
Why have you to persistently dodged the ques
tion?. ,,, ., '.: - . , ( . . i
: . Note that Bryan has not taken bicli' a single
i word he uttered fast spring in denunciation of
Hitchcock as the Wall Street 4nd brewers' candi
date. . .,. 1 - f.1 ," A. , . . ' " ,v '
", ' VTflat cable message from the Philippines' indi-
cates that our democratic senator believes he
, I . ' would run better oyer there where he is not so
' ' well known. '
Noise-makers have had their day and prophet
their multitude of eager ears.; Now is the hour
of the silent voter, before whose majesty bow
'the rulers of Liberty s millions. .
Be advised that the retufns from Nebraska will
tie unusually latfj and alow. Tfie polls Jo not
close this time until .8 o'clock at night and the
ballot is longer and more complicated for count-
jqt than ever befpre. , , .
. Yes, and don't forget, either, that a vote for
Wilson' and Hitchcock' is a vote endorsing the
award of Omaha's $6,000-a-year postmastership
,to -Charley Fanning. Hitchcock picked him and
Wilson appointed him, despite all protests.
, ' Watching Popular Drift
St. Laala Qlaaa-Daaaaarat.
Mr. Wilson's Cincinnati speech was' hot te
first in which he revealed tie fact that he shapes
his official course by tya conception of the popu-
lar' drift. ' The first intimation anybody had-
, except the democratic members .of the house ju
diciary, committee who pigeon-holed the proposed
amendment on the strength of a private letter
from the president-elect to A. Mitchell Palmer
that Mr. Wilson would violate hia single-term
pledge came in a speech during the first year of
his administration, when he told of looking 'out
. over tbjt 'Potomac and trying to read the public
mind. .In a bit of Hibernian merriment preced
ing a bovine encounter, he confided to the coun-
' try in his Jackson, day speech , at Indianapolis in
1915 that "Waodrow sat back and 1 chuckled"
when numerous editors thought they were re
fleeting the nation's sentiment as' to' administra-
tion dealings with Mexico. In an address to the
-National Press club he again commented oh tha
difficulty of ascertaining popular sentiment.- He
- reminded the correspondents that while each
thought he knew what the people of his own sec
tion were thinking nobody was sure of it. He
prided himself on his superior ability at "inter
preting the nation's thought," which is k euphem
ism for "catching tha popular drift."
The whim! he has most systematically studied
. since the congressional elections of 1914 ,oro
those of .the progressives. That waa why he pro
posed a clumsy and invalid federal presidential
primary scheme as the chief recommendation to
the short session of the sixty-third congress.
k . i nat is wny ne tavorea a federal trade commis
sion,' which his oartr had riot annroved. It a.
plains his reversal on the subject of a tariff com
mission. -It accounts for his eager advocacy of a
federal child labor law, although as a publicist he
'j said that such a measure could be upheld only by
,- 'an absqrdly extravagant interpretation of the
constitution. -.That is why he abandoned his
V contention that the government's relations to a
rural credit System should be merely supervisory.
.It Was in deference to popular sentiment that
he switched on the subject of preparedness and
joined the ranksvof "nervous-and excited" men
he criticised in December, 1914. It is whv-he
took without investigation, the side of the rail-
, way controversy that .he thought ,had .the most
voters back df it ,' . . '
v Wilson's Words of Mystery.
In his'Sybilline role Mr. Wilson ii mctst in
teresting. , He filled his closing address oa
Shallow Lawn with gloomy forebodings and ob
scure hints, of something of dreadful portent
lowering over the United States, to be averted
only through his continuance in power. Mr.
Wilson commenced his administration in ' the
same wa, going before congress with a personal
statement of serious complications with an un
named world power, sure to follow if his wish
were not granted. All through his career as
president, he has thrown out from time to time
mysterious predictions of misfortune of calamity
waiting just ahead, from which his foresight and
prudence alone cduld save the nation. Why
doesn't he come out in the open and tell the pub
lic the real nature of some of these bogies he is
forever suggesting? He is pledged to "pitiless
publicity," and shrinks at the thought of "in
visible government;" so wouldn't he but be living
up to his professions if he were to take us all into
his confidence, and .tell us from what source we
are to look for the disaster? He'll Jiave the peo
ple soort looking oh his powerful foe as did Mrs.'
Harris on Sairey' Gamp's friend: "Tl don't be
lieve there never was no such person."
' What of Bryan's Political Future"? '
At this particular time a little speculation on
the political . future of William Jennings Bryan
may b entertaining, even though premature.
Is Mr. Bryan to continue to be a' figure In na
tional politics or is he to drop out? The answer
naturally depends somehar upon the, result ' of
this electibfl. '
.It goes without saying that whether Wilson
is defeated or elected the democratic party will
have to have' another standard-bearer four years
from now. It also goes without saying that Mr.
Bryan's ambition to occupy the White House has
not been completely extinguished by three hope
less efforts.'. t , ,. a '' ""
To whom can the democratic party turn or,
rather, whom other than Bryan on the demo
crats, develop as an' acceptable" Rational leader
in tne coming tour years r utn any one else get
in front of him in that shert time? -
' True, Mr, Bryan's position must rest, in a
large degree,' on control by his friends of. the
democratic organization of his own state. He
must have the "home folks" behind him to com.
mand consideration, abroad. And the chief ob
stacle before Jiim is the control of the demo
cratic organization in Nebraska by the political
highbinders who sre his personal- ajtd party ene
mies. Mr, Bryan also is certain of a steady back
fire from the principal democratic newspaper
Organ of Nebraska, Senator Hitchcock's World
Herald, directed" by an envious self-seeker who
has felt thej abasement forced upon himby the
recognition accorded Bryan in the national coun
cils of the party. .If Mi. Bryap ii to maintain
a position of leadership, his' next great battle
This is the significance of the skirmishing
which has been taking place within . the demo
cratic lines since the prelude to the April' pri
mary. It is the import of this year's campaign for
Mr. Bryan i future "activity in politics. ,
.Labor Not Easily Fooled.- .
Those democratic politicians who think- the
labor vote can be Ijerded )to the polls in a mass
are making a serious mistake, The workingmcn
of America are not, fools, and have every reason
to keep fully abreast of political developments.
Moreover, they know when an attempt is being
made todeceive them and are well aware of the
emptiness of democratic pretense of friendly in
terest, Having had long experience in the south,
where the democratic party is in full control an,d
from whence it gets "whatever ot strength it has.
in the i nation. The sham of the Adamson law
is well understood by the workers, who are also
fully alive to tne fact that the child labor law and
the compensation law for federal employes was
forced on the president against his Will and car
ried through congress by republican votes. These
facts cannot be hidden by democratic clamor.
. If the democrats are so solicitous for the wel
fare of fhe workers, arjd sincere in their profes
sion of desire Ho help,' why didn't they raise the
ay of the" government employes in the District
of Columbia, where many hundreds are working
for sueh a miserable pittance as would make a
slave driver blush? - One grave digger, employed
at the Arlington cemetery, testified that his pay
was $40 a month, that his family had not tasted
meat for many weeks and he didn't know when
they would again, aqd hit fellows were in (the
same fix. He was docked for the time he lost
from work in going before the house committee,
snd the bill again was laid over, .although It has
been, before two democratic congresses, At' the
federal building in Omaha janitors and char
women are paid at the lowest rate, and have been
compelled to take. vacations. without pay, that
the democrats in Washington could make a show
ing of economy. Here also old and faithful
servants in the postoffice have been demoted and
their pay reduced, that Mr. Burleson could in
flate a fake surplus in his department. Further
more., the eight-hour law or postal employes' is
continually violated, Jnd protests against the sit
uation are mewith threats of dismissal from the
service., ; ;'' '?. -J v -
.Labor is aware of these facta and isn't, being
fooled to any extent , by 'democrats posing as
labor leaders and pretending to be able to deliver
he votes of ,all t,f!e organized workers to any
candidate. ' Witcli the count aa a proof,of this.
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must be to driye the democratic money-c
out of the inner sanctuary 'of his own
Don't Overlook Harmon, i ' ' ,
When marking your ballot today, do not for
get tea put a cross, against the proposed, constitu
tional apiendment providing for the appointment
of a food commissioner, the purpose of which
is to fasten. Clarence Harmon on the state pay;
roll for life. , ' It is morally certain this amend
ment will be defeated, but it should be so over
whelmed 'that no officer df the state ot -Nebraska,
wilt ever aain shamelessly attempt to
perpetuate himself in office through the agency
of a constitutional amendment, .
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If any. doubt remains as- to the trend of the,
Philippine' jte, "wipe it, off the political slate.
Lae arrivals of Manila newspapers proclaim un
swerving loyalty to the flag and all it stands for
in the campaign. Conclusive proof of sincerity
ia afforded by the featured headlines: "Roose
velt Flays Wilson," "Hughes Dtnounces Treason
of Democrats'," and "President Wilson Routs Hia
Critics.'1! While the, headings sound's familiar
note, they embody the temper of the islanders and
indicate a lively determination to land on the
winning aide at the finish.' , ' "
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Faith of Our Presidents
-Edrar C. Snydar
(Waaklaaton Carraapondant af Tha Baa.) '
a Of the twenty-seven presidents' of the United
States thus far all but two will go into biographi
cal annals as Christian Church members.-. The
exceptions are Thomas Jefferson and Andrew
Johnson. Jefferson, thought by many A be in
different to churches, being known as a liberal
in his views, while not connected as a com
municant with any . denomination, is set down
by his most intimate friends as a believer in the
Christian religion. He was a believer, but any
thing but a sectarian. ' Andrew Johnson called
himself a Methodist, but he was not a member
of the church. He attended that church some
times with his wife, who was a devoted member.
Washington, Madison, Monroe, William H.
Harrison, Tyle,"and Tayjor, all of whom' were
born in Virginia, where the , Episcopal church
was the leading .denomination in the early days
of the republic. wre members of that church;
two other presidents. Franklin Pierce and Arthur,
were also Episcopalians. John Adams and his
son, John Quincy Adams, Fillmore, and Taft
are aligned as' Unitariansi The first of the Pres
byterian presidents was Jackson, followed by
Polk, Buchanan, Lincoln, Cleveland, Benjamin
Harrison and . Wilson. Grant, Hayes, and Mc
Kmley were Methodists. Van Buren, and Roose
velt were members of the Reformed Dutch
church. Garfield belbnged to the Disciples sect,
commonly known as the Campbelite church.
That the "presidents were believers in the
goodness and omnipotence of God is testified in
the public utterances of nearly every one of them.
Jefferson, who on account of "the "established
church," the Our,ch' of England, now known at
the' Protestant Episcopal church, being pre
dominant in Virginia affairs and threatening, as
in the mother country, to rule the state, intro
duced and had passed by the Virginia legislature
the freedonvof-worship act. "He regarded that
as one thing he would, be willing" to. have in
cluded in his epitaph, for it enabled people to
be reed from constraint 'to observe a religion
not theirs, a religion, as he Regarded the Epis-
opal church, of the aristocracy. Just about
a year before his death, Jefferson, in a letter to
a young' namesake, admonished him: "Adore
God. Reverence and cherish your parents." Be
just. Be true. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Murmur iot at the ways of Providence. So
shall the life into which' you have entered be
the portal to one of eternal and ineffable bliss." ,
The fathers of our country were, as a whole,
a deeply religious, group of men. The makers
and signers of the' Declaration of Independence,
concluding that immortal document, appealed to
the, "Supreme Judge of the World" for the recti
tude of their intensions. John Jay, afterward the
first chief justice of the. United States supreme
court, was an exemplar of 'the pious state, of
mind in which the first American patriots ap
proached the solution of the probleVns which
brought liberty and 'independence to the colonies.
A year before the declaration he addressed i
convention ot new lorn, patriots ana in an ap
peal which throughout breathed a consecration
of heart to God and country; said in conclusion:
"We believe and are persuaded that you will
do your duty like men, and cheerfully refer your
cause to the great and righteous Judge. If. suc
cess crowns your efforts, all the blessings, of
free men will be your reward. If you fall" in
the contest.1, you will be happy, with ' God in
heaves." , .', ' y,,', f .. .,
N Two of the presidents, Cleveland, 'and Wil
son, had fathers who were jres,byter(an minis-'
ters, and- they, too, were of the faith of their
fathers. The republican Candidate for president
is also the son Of a minister. His father, David
Hughes, Waa for many years pastor" of the Baptist
church at Glenn Falls, N: ., and there his son,(
Charles Evans Hughes, Mien a boy, joined the
church. , When young Hughes "went to Brown
university it was with the expectation of his
parents and himself that he would fit himself
for the ministry. But his mind was of a, different'
mould. His aspirations and reading and observa
tion leal him tp chopscthe law' for a profession.
Ardently fond b( his profession, he clung .to ihe
church of his family, and throughout his career
has been an active worker and. a prominent lay
rhan, teaching in Sunday schools arid working
actively with the Young Men's Christian Associa
tion. In New York. Mr. Hushes waa a member
lof the Fifth Avenue-Baptist '.church,, of which
wntie he was a memoir- tne pastor, a lormer
classmate, at Brown university, waa Rev. Dr. Wil
liam H. P. Fauncef now president of-the univer
sity.,. There Mr. Hughes taught a Bible class of
young men, and when, be -relinquished it for his
duties as governor of New York, he was suc
ceeded by John i D. Rockefeller, jr. Six years
ago, when he came to Washington to take his
place as a member of the. United States supreme
court, he transferred his 'connection' from the
.New York church to Calvary Baptist' church in
Washington. Justice , Hughes became almost
as active a memoer oi tne wasnington cnurcn as
he was ,in his home church. He presided over the;
Baotist convention in Washington of the north
ern churches two years ago and made' a notable-
address. He also made a memorable address two
years ago' at the celebration of .the thirty-fifth
anniversary of the founding of Calvary church.
The venerable Rev., Dr. Samuel H. 'Greene, who
has been thirty-seven years the pastor of that
church, deprecating the idea of being quoted, said
to your correspondent, "Yes, Mr.' Hughes has
always been an active Baptist., He has attended
our church regularly. He 'has worked for the
church ardently. But with all his sectarian pre
disDosition. vdu will find in his speeches' and
addresses having to do with, church work a.
broad and liberal spirt: toward other peoples and
denominations." ',' ;' ' i ' . y 1
lust ten vears aeo- Mr. Hushes was nomi-
, nated by the republicans for governor ofXew
York. Just ten years sago, this weeK, -tie ae-
livered an address to the. Young Men's Ch'ristlan
Association of New York City at the'Pifth Ave
nue, church. The, address had been booked for
him before he was nominated for "office. It
snowed perhaps better, than anything else he
has had to say of .Christian duty what manner
of piety was his. He was then 'a candidate for
office for the first time1 in his life. The exordium
of his speech was' to dismiss all political sug
gestion. ' He talked in a simple heart-to-heart,
conversational way with the thousands of young
men gathered to hear him. He spoke ' of ,the
glittering opportunities for success in .life prof
fered vouns men in New York, and urged them
iq striving for prijes to lead clean, honest,
manly lives. : : ; '
"There is .one thing more important than any
thing else," he saidV "and that isv that within you'
there shoald be a citadel which noae can assail,
a fortress that cannot be carried by assault, that
is pfrfof against any kind of attack, and that
is the citadel of self-respect. T '
"We want faith in God. ' We wamt faith in
the reign of His goodness. . We want faith in all
that makes for righteousness'
, If elected president, he will be the first Baptist
to be a tenant of the White House. Those who
have been 'most intimate with" him in church en
terprise and religious fellowship .say that in no
wise has the staunchness of his loyalty ft his
religious faith calloused the Jiber Or congealed
the warmth of the man and brother in .his na
ture. His bent of mindwhile' severely disciplined,
is radiant with an bptimism that gives him a
cheerful look upon life, within and without," His
respites ana recreations, regularly taken out of
a studious.! busy life, prove in his mental' and
sentimental composition a sane and genial spirit.
Fond of travel, he ha,s gone often across the
ocean t tour in European countries. He has
spent many summers fishing and hunting in the
upper Maine woods and wafers, his companion
(-usually being his son, Charles Evans Hughes;-jr.,
ot whom, like a wise, affectionate father, he
made his most intimate comrade.' Within doors
he has many time's lent himself with unfeigned
zest to diversions of intellectual play, such as
chess and whist,' ami his prowess' in these mind
sports have; attested his wholesome esteem for
the - tonic of . ieasopable relief N from task-,
drudgery. ( i .
Thought Ifugget for the Day. ' . 1
I "know no method to secure the re
peal of bad or, obnoxious laws so ef
fectual as their strict -constructlen.
, Ulysses 8. Grant.
One Year Ago Today In the War.
Germans won Important success at
Anglo-Italian army reported on way
across Albania. '
Russians extended offensive west of
Rfca and south ot Dvlnsk. ;
Secretary Lansing sent note to
Great Britain declaring blockade Il
Italians officially reported suc
cesses along. entire front in three en
gagementa ' ;
In Omaha Thirty Tears Ago.
A movement In on foot to start a
flrst-clasa gymiuulum in this city. The
first meeting to discuss the matter will
be. held at the store' of Collins, Gor
don ft Kay.
While W. C. Beard of this city was
visiting at the residence of U C. Bald
win of poiincll Bluffs he discovered a
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colored map 'sneaking his overcoat
from .the hallway, and, collaring the
fellow, he marched him to the po
lice station. r
Isaac Hodgson "has left for the Min
neapolis office, accompanied by sev
eral gentlemen of this city who con
template building and who wish to
look over the work of some of the
famous architects in, that city. Mr.
Hodgson will return In about a week.
Mike Farrell, one of the most ca
pable and best known of the Union
Pacific passenger engineers, has been
compelled to give up his run toy the
effects of an attack of, sunstroke while
working in ,his overheated 'cab. '
At a meeting of he Omaha Orato
rio society F. W. Gray was chosen
president and Q. M. Hitchcock treas
urer. The directors selected were C.
D. Tlorman, William Wallace and Rev.
Detweiler. . ,
Mrs. Adolpb Meyer entertained the
women of the Ooffee club with a de
lightful lunch at the Millard .hotel.
The funeral of Patrick McCarthy,
who settleif In Nebraska In 1853, took
place from the late residence of the
deceased. The body was interred in
St Mary's i cemetery. . ,
This Day In ' History t
1814 General Jackson, without au
thority, at the head of 8,000 men, ap
peared before the Spanish town of
Pensaeola to 'drive out' the British,
who blew up the fort and retired.
1887 Rev. Blijan P. Loveloy, pub
lisher of the. Alton Mill.) Observer,
Shot dead by a mob at his office.
. 1839 The emperor of Russia issued
a ukase, permitting the title of citi
zen of the first class to be held by
any Jew worthy of It .
1881 Indecisive battle at Belmont,
Mo., between the federals . under
Grant and the confederates under
1866-r-Klrig Victor j Emmanuel I
made his state entry into Venice.
1882 General Benjamin F. Butler
was elected governor of Massachu
setts. ' V T
1885 Canadian . steamer Algoma
foundered in Lake Superior, with loss
of forty-five HVea' ,
1891 Dr. Harvey Rice, known as
the "father of the (Ohio school sys
tem," died in Cleveland. Born at'
CoYiway, Mass., June 11, 1800. .
' 1899 A military 'expedition on
board transports under . Genleral
Wheaton captured Dagupan, Philip
The Day We Celebrate.
Byron H. Smith of the' tailoring
and haberdashery firm ' of ; Williams
& Smith Js today fifty' years pld. He
was born -at Richland Center, Wis.
Samuel' A'. Corneer, treasurer of
the Union Fuel company, was born
November T, 1880. ' He Is a native of
Denmark, coming to this country In
1862. He is also -president of the
Corneer, Bros, company, In the brick
business, and served as a member of
the Nebraska legislature one term. -John
, W. Hughes secretary of thi
Guaranty Fund Life Insurance com
pany, Is 84. -He was born In Omaha
and was formerly with the Omaha
National bank. ,
i. Nels A. Lundgrtn. Insurance man,
was born November 7, 1867,- in
Sweden, comihg to this country in
1-887, He Is up for re-election to the
legislature. He worked for the Ham
mond Packing cbmpany at Bodth
Omaha and police service from 1887
to 1890, . '' '..'-.
Dr. Herbert Welch", one of the new
bishops of the Methodist Episcopal
church, born In New York City fifty
four years ago today, '
. Charlotte Crabtree ("Lotta"), fa-
mous actress, now retired, born In
New York City sixty-nine, years ago
today. . ..
Mme. Pierre Curie, famous for her
researches and discoveries In the field
ot chemistry, born In Poland forty
nine years ago today.
Abram ; W. Harris, president . of
Northwestsrn university and secretary
of the beard of education of the Meth
odist Episcopal church; born in Phil
adelphia flfty-eigh'tx years ago today.
Dr. Andrew D. White, celebrated
educator and diplomatist, born at Ho
mer, N. Y., eight-four years ago to
day. , ','. i ,
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
' The president will motor to Prince
ton to cast his- ballot today and re
turn thence to Long Branch, where
h will -receive the election returns.
Candidate Charles B. Hughes is ex
pected to be in New York City tonight
to receive the election returns.
Former ' President ..Roosevelt will
cast his ballot at Oyster Bay and for
mer President Taft will'' exercise his
right aa a voter at' New Haven.
Woman suffragists are particularly
Interested In the election In South Da'
kota, the only state In which that Is
sue Is to ba voted on today. -
The socialists expect to make a sur
prising show of strength at the polls
today in Oklahoma, Nevada and Mon
tana and in some of the larger cities.
One of the most, pretentious corn
shows ever heUl, In "the south will be
opened at Wilmington, N. . C, today
a,nd continued' through the remainders
Storyette of the Day,
The backyard of a house m a Massa
chusetts town Is overlooked by the
windows' of aa orphan asylum. In
this backyard stood a barrel of ap
ples, which were disappearing at a
. The' woman bf the house, a widow
and a knowing mother, summoned her
8-year-old son to make inquiry touch
ing the curious disappearance of the
."Yea mother, I've eaten the apples,"
he confessed, "but I really, had to
do It." , 1 .-
. ."Had tp do. it?"
"Yes, mother; the orphans wanted
so many.corea" Boston Herald.
' Could Dickens 6ay It Now?
Grand .Island, Neb., I Nov. 6.
To the Editor of The Bee: The
most popular writer In England a
generation ago Waa Charles Dickens.
In his 'Child's History of England"
he 'speaks of the United States as
"One of the greatest nations of the
earth, and in these times in which I
write honorably remarkable for pro
tecting its subjects wherever 'they
may -.ravel with i dignity and a de
termination which is a model for
Would Dickens be able to say as
much In this year of grace?
L. A. A. .
Something of a Discrepancy.
I "Hebrori, Neb., Nov. 4. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: I see by the World-
"Heraldsnf today that the Byron-HugheS-Falrbanks
club of Byron has
only four members. I suppose they
Intended thla, to read forty. However,
I wish to say that I am the secretary
otf the Byron club, and when I left
home yesterday we had ninety mem'
bers, all live men and voters, and are
all going to vote for Hughes.
T hfl-va s-nnri, reason to believe that
"hy this trine Our club has a member
ship of at Beast-100.
, If the party who sent lii that report
thinks we have no Hughes men In
Byron precinct, will ask them to Just
watch the .Byron vote, for It Is going
for Hughes, .W. B.CISSNA-
Chris' Awkward Position.
Columbus, Neb., Nov! 6. To )the
Editor of The Bee: Clever and re
sourceful, Chris qruenther, editor of
the Platte Center Signal, member of
the real estate firm of Becher, Hoch
enborger & Chambers of Columbus,
clerk of the district court, in demo
cratic Platts oounty, four years ago
Nebraska champion of the cause of
the reactionary Harmon in the demo
cratic ' primaries,- recently defeated
applicant for the plum of collector of
internal revenue at the hands of the
Bryan element and at present guid
ing star of Senator Hitc"hcock's cam
paign, has caused consternation
amng his friends by his recent edi
torial. In which he apparently takes
a political flop. For the last two
years Mr. Gruenttter has been openly
.and boldly denouncing- the foreign
policy -of President W.ilson, .alleging
rapk favoritism toward the allies.
NO republican could be stronger in:
hia views against the president.
' Something, however,, has suddenly
occurred, something in the way of an
unknown force, which has, made it
politically expedient for Chris to vir
tually retract all those bitter attacks
upon Wilson. . "His method attracts
admiration, but not respect', for he
endeavors to assail the character of
Charles E. . Hughes, i He subtly Im
plies that if Hugh is elected, Roose
velt Would rule; In fact, goes so far
as to assert a .pre-election pact exists
between the two to plunge the United
States and Germany Into war, r
Present, sentiment among his read
ers, however, and any place where
this sort of claptrap is employed, in
dicates that It is not being well re
ceived. Chris wlir have to resort to
some other Buncombe material for
use in his usual eleventh hour letter.
, ' Comparison vand Contrast - .
OxfordNeb., Nov. t. To the Editor-
of The Bee: We are about to
elect a president, and there are but
two scores by which we may wisely
jtMge their fitness first, by the, party
they represent, and second, by their
ability, to understand and their firm
ness to execute the. laws and policies
W our government as; shown by their
Hughes, as a leglslatpr, as an execu
tive of New York state and as a Judge
of our highest court, shas hown an
aptitude to meet squarely and' Justly
every duty and obligation devolving
upon him while in those offlcea The1
party he represents came. Into power
wlt the election of Abraham' Lin
coln, , and -Mr. Wilson's managers are
now likening the present administra
tion to that of Lincoln, and even claim
that Wilson -has had to meet the more
grave and difficult problems. There
Is not one iota of truth Injhe claim
or In the comparison. Lincoln found,
on taking the office, a bankrupt treas
ury, our national credit destroyed and
our government shaking to Its very
foundations from an organised rebel
lion. ' This deplorable condition came
I about under a democratic administra
tion lacking in financial ability -and
'professing that they would keep us
out of war. On the other hand,
Woodrow Wilson, on taking the reins
from the republicans, found a treas
ury full to oveinowing, a national
credit the best on the globe; he found
a united, happy and prosperous peo
ple and a firm, powerful union which
was at peace and respected at home
and abroad. Under the republican
party the blqcmlest and most cruel re
bellion was terminated and a reunion
magnanimously organized. Since that
time ourr nation's wonderful growth
In wealth, prosperity and world
achievements has been, under the
leadership and guiding hand of the
The democratic party, too, is quite
different. . In convention assembled
in 1864 they openly declared the war
a failure (now Wilson says It is
treason to "say. aught against his wobbling-
Mexican policy). They then
told us the war must be stopped and
that Abraham Lincoln must be re
called. ' Today the same democratic
party is praising Lincoln, admitting
him-nearly equal to Wilson, but then
Lincoln has long been dead. Later
the democratic party .denounced Mc
Kinley, charging that If we elected
him he would set up a kingdom and
abolish the Fourth of July; that he
would call aur fathers, brothers and
our sons to battle and flood our repub- t
lie with feminine tears. Today they
proclaim McKinley a great and good
president, but then, McKinley is also
dead. For a brief time this party
administered our government under
ClevelanJ. They .came into power
on the slogan that the republicans
had too much money in the treasury
and that our tariff was a rbhber of
the people. These evils they viewed
with alarm and proceeded to empty
the treasury, and they fixed the tariff
so our people lost all fear of robbers,
as they had nothing to lose. . But we
must credit that administration With
building up the soup manufacturing
industry, which will long Be remem-,
bered by our Jobless working fnen ol
that time. Coming into power for tha
second time since the rebellion, .they
were quickly able to fix the treasury,
and the soup industry was about - to
eclipse -Its former record when a gi
gantic war started in Europe, sending
millions of money to. this country for
war necessities, and yet Wilson or
dered a stamp tax, a "thing never
thought of before when we were at
peace. ; Now' Wilson is telling us that
he, Instead of the European conflict,
saved us from the soup house and
that farmers should vote for him be
cause his administration has raised
the price of wheat.
It is sad that Mr. Wilson has so
amnll An nnlnlnn at thA Amarlran
voter's intelligence, and here Is where
he and Hughes differ squarely. The
lotto annaal. tn Ha Mautnlnv nnwAf
and patriotism of the;-voter, while
Wilson appeals to the passions, preju
dices and selfishness of the people.
Which shall we choose? ' '
, A. C. RANKIN.
Qulnby Restates His Reasons.
Omaha, Nov. 5. To the Editor of ,
The Bee: As to Senator Hitchcock,
for whom I have Voted every time he
has been a candidate for anything,
his action four years ago disappointed
me. Even after Wilson was elected
and inaugurated Senator Hitchcock
continued his opposition to him, and
always' along reactionary fines. I do
not now recall, and I doubt if his
most ardent friends can recall, a sin
gle piece of progressive -legislation
backed by Wilson that did not receive
Hitchcock's opposition. Indeed, I
heard the senator at:our Commercial
club luncheon, during those days,
coniess to nis auaience mat, tnougn
he was a democrat, 'at Washington he
often stopped to examine himself to
see if he were a democrat or repub
lican. Truly he was right, for thou
sands of others at that time had the
same difficulty about him.
You surely have not forgotten that
during that time Hitchcock was the
one member of his party on his com
mittee to join with five republicans
to force through a substantial dupli
cate of the Aldrich currency scheme,
a plan which had received the speclflo
condemnation of' the Baltimore plat
form. I do not criticise some amend
ments which! he finally madeto the
bank bill; that Is not now the ques
tion. The fact is that he . was the
constant antagonist of the president.
You have not forgotten ' his tight
against the president's shipping bill,
as well as every other forward move
ment The .president's Indianapolis
speech at that time censured certain
senators, among whom was Hitch
cock.v j , s '., - ,
Yet there was a sudden transforma
tion In the senator's actiona It "was
at the time when Mr. Bryan had" -an
apparent . difference with Wilsnn.
Then Hitchcock transformed from an
antagonist to a supporter. ' I dislike
to question motives, but judging by ,
the senator's subsequent actions, some
of which were mentioned in the lettor
to which you take exceptions, I am
forced to the conclusion that he
thought" this difference between Wil
son and Bryan afforded him the op
portunity to accomplish Bryan's -humiliation.
He and his paper have
done much work In this direction
since that time.
Whatever regret I might have from
personal considerations, I feel that
my attitude is right L. J. QUINBY.'
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