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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1916.
.THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
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treat wilt W shaageel at fiea at ramtitrom.
Picking presidential candidate now for 1920
: ii t any rate a harmless pastime '
Let no on envy Mr. Wilton hit job of tteer
Big the ship of tuw throufh the troubled water
of the next fonr yean. :, y
If the returns from MinnetoU justified the
- teareh, perh'apt the noiseless trail of John Lind
could be readily mapped out.
The fate of hero aviator of war differs little
from that of the common i.rua of high flier.
Sooner or later ooth tome back to earth with a
crash."; ' y .. .
But the one ihing the senator should compli
ment himself for, above alt others, is the sue
cessful job of coaMail-hanging which he performed.
It teems that the only thing "LIT Arthur Mul
lea" lost out of hit basket is the job of sheriff
of Douglas county and he had already milked
that dry. "-- ; v
All the vocal hammers in Gotham art working
overtime pounding the eardrums of Tammany,
The fact that Tammany's men trailed less votes
than Wilson doesat moderate the vigor of tha
tattoo. . " N-v-' t
Expert reports trace infantile paralysis to
cats, dogs, rats, fleas and automobile gas.. The
variety of carrier already accused suggests that
the experts have not exhausted their stock of
guesses. A -r ;;.
If it accomplishes ' nothing else, the wide
advertisement of the arrest of Armgaard Krl
Craves, self-styled "inteniational spy," should
revive demand for his two sensational books In
danger of growing dusty on the shelves,
The; conversion of Mayor Jim to the cause of
votes for women must be regarded as straight
goods, without Strings or chasers. A formal re
ception and profession of faith before the Equal
Suffrage club alone remains to cinch bis trail hit
tin - . ' ; .
v The true temper of the voter is more ac
curately reflected in the election of coagreesmen
than in the vote for president Republican con
trol of the popular branch of eoagreat proves
that white standing for Wilson hf voter tied
the can o the donkey. -
A hint of returning British sanity is seen In
the appointment of General Sir Bryan Mahoa
as commander of the army In Ireland. General
Mahon is a native son, Galway born, and I pre
sumed to know and feel a sympathetic interest
in the people's welfare. The change foreshadows
an early end to martial law, which has been
needlessly rigorous in many parts of the Island.
The total value of the mineral product of
the United States for the calendar year 1914
amounted to (691,000,000. Nebraska's soil prod
ucts this year aggregate in value $341,000,000.
As a steady, reliable producer a slice of Ne
braska soil discount any available mineral
prospect between the Yukon and the Blue
Mountains. 1 '
A Short Ballot Recruit. ,
Friends of the short ballot movement will
welcome the active assistance of a powerful re
cruit in the Chicago Tribune. The Tribune may
perhaps have favored the short ballot heretofore,
but it is now spurred on by the lesson of the re
cent election, to take up the demand and put
punch into it. Nowhere haa the case been better
stated than in these words of the Tribune:
" If the people are to control, their political
machinery must not be so complicated that the
average man cannot follow its workings.
When the voter is given a ballot such as
the one he struggled with last Tucaday he can
not vote on his own knowledge on most of
the offices. He must vote on faith or not at all,
except in the most conspicuous cases.
The result is not the expression of the pop
ular will. Candidates are nominally chosen by
the people, when in fact the people have been
compelled to thoose blindly. . The political
machines have chosen these men and tne people
have accepted them passively.
' The multiplicity of elective officers is not
democratic but anti-democratic. It weakens
both the responsibility of officials and the re
sponsibility of citizens. We mutt make gov
ernment as simple and responsible as possible.
If we do not we shall never have popular self
These arguments, with variation, have been
urged by The Bee time, and again, but will bear
constant repetition, until the needed reform is
accomplished, whether it comes all at once or is
attained only by degrees. , ,
Car Shortagt end Freight Rates.
One of the .most recent arguments advanced
in support of an increase in freight rates is the
present car shortage. It is now contended that
the revenues of the roads are so low in time of
business depression that it is impossible to ac
quire sufficient equipment to meet the demand
when business is expanding. This point is very
plausibly set forth, but holds about as much of
real merit as most of the propositions presented
to bolster up the higher rate campaign. While
superficially attractive and apparently sound, ex
amination generally discloses a fundamental
The car shortage argument .raises a question
in economy. Is it desirable that the public shall
pay for extra box cars that must be idle and un
productive during a good part of the time in
order that shipments may be expeditiously made
at certain rush seasons? Are we to add the
transportation industry to the list of "seasonal
occupations"? The producers naturally want to
get their wares to the market at times when the
prices are in their favor. Under existing condi
tion the rash to market crops, live stock and
other farm produce necessitates storage at cer
tain points, which favors price manipulation and
control, practice much complained of. If it
were possible to meet the demands for shipment
of goods, the plethora at the storage center
would be till greater, and the consequent effect
on the price to the producer would very probably
be the opposite of what is (ought, H would find
himself oa the market at a time when the excess
of supply over demand would have its natural
result, and (he purchaser with facilities for stor
age would reap any advantage that might grow
out of early marketing. No good would come
to the consumer, who must finally pay the price.
' A distinct advantage . may be noted in the
situation that wilt provide the railroads with
steady employment for the equipment they have,
even If it doe extend the period of handling the
farm produce through a greater portion of the
year. The public must always stand the expense
of idle equipment, no matter in what industry,
a the alternative ia bankruptcy for the enter
prise. A better adjustment of the transportation
problem would be the extension -of marketing
over a greater period, thus insuring more de
pendable employment for the t railroads and
greater stability in price. v
I Tammany Really Dead? I
"Tammany is dead 1" proclaim the New
York World. "That is the true significance of the
election returns from New York City." Which
Information is, indeed, Interesting if true But
i wiu nu more man inn assurance to con-
vince the people of its truth. The1 fact is that
Tammany ha more feline qualities than the
proverbial 'cat with nine lives, for it has been
killed over and over again and pronounced po
litically dead more often even than has William
Jennings Bryan, himself, yet has none the less
bobbed up as big as ever to do business again at
the old stand. The World seems to have per
suaded itself that in the next municipal election
"the atampede to avoid the Tammany nomination
for mayor will tax the resources of the police
reserve." Here we have a prediction and a test.
We shall see how dead Tammany really is by the
time New York City gets ready to choose an
other set of municipal officials next year. , v '
Of almost greater interest than that mani
tested in the deportment of a winner ia that be
stowed upon the general bearing of the loser.
1 he latter certainly comes under close and critr
cal scrutiny, and the way in which he carries him
self haa no little to do with the determination of
the niche which he gains permanently in the
hearts of the people.
In this respect the distinguished citizen who
ran second at a result of yesterday's poll will
do well it he even succeeds in becomint an ac'
crptable understudy to former President Taft,
It ever man lias carried gracetully and big-hearted
I y the burden of defeat it has been Mr, Taft.
How deeply he must have felt his defeat, how
ever, and with what even and admirable amia
bility he has "toted" the memory long after other
than the honorable scars might have been thought
to remain, are both brought out in some remarks
recently made by him on the subject of world
wide peace. During their delivery Mr. Taft un
wittingly referred to the "planks" in the league's
''platform." In response to the laughter that fol
lowed, he smilingly excused himself in these
words: "Struggle as one will. to escape from the
paths of past degradation, there still remains some
traces which find expression in a word here or
there, now and then."
Brave words, these, in condonation of words
that in themselves constitute no offense, but
rather were calculated to endear the utterer to
those who heard them. Such demeanor has not
always characterized the losers among our great.
Unless history it in error, John Quincy Adams,
defeated for re-election, slinoed out the bark dnnr
of the White House as "Old Hickory" triumph
antly entered the front. In the light of that for
titude of the later president, big of body and of
soul, this can never occur again. . Whatever the
trniDtations that come with the smarts of defeat.
he can speak to the loser as did Paul to the
Lortnthiant, Covet earnestly the best gifts; and
yet shew I unto you a more excellent way."
. One of the indictment brought by the repub
lican of Missouri, in their platform, against the
democratic administration in that state charges
nepotism and promises legislation to put a stop
to it. The nepotism business, which is nothing
but a graft, as everybody, knows, is not confined
to Missouri, but is likewise an affliction frequently
suffered in Nebraska. s There ia no good reason,
however, why this abuse need be tolerated if only
public opinion is aroused to its viciousness. An
anti-nepotism bill, drafted by the editor of The
Bee, introduced into our legislature two sessions
ago, came very near passing the house even' over
the active opposition of the Office-holding horde
who had loaded the public pay roll, with "their
sisters, their cousins and their "aunts." Some
'fearless and aggressive member of our next leg'
islature can make a record for himself by pushing
through a law scoring for Nebraska ahead of
Missouri in putting quietus on the noxious
Think twice and do not speak at all.
Only those become priest who cannot cam
. a living. . 1 '. .
At seventy a man is a candle in the wind.
A thousand soldier are easily obtained; one
general is hard to find.
Do not lace your shoes in melon patch.
Easy to open a shop; hard to keep it open.
Of all important things the first is not to cheat
All pursuits are mean in comparison with
In united family happiness springs up of
He bought dried fish to spare its life.
Win your law suit, lose your money.
Better do kindness near, home than go far to
; burn iacenae.
If you suspect a man don't employ him; if
you employ him don't suspect him.
Eugenics and Birth-Control
Birth-control is sometimes regarded as a meas
ure of eugenics. A writer in the Journal of
Heredity (Washington. October) asserts that it
has nothing to do with eugenics; some eugenists
approve it, while others violently oppose it. Only
two organized bodies appear to have taken a
definite attitude on the subject, both of them on
religious grounds. One is the Catholic church,
the other the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
Day Saints, popularly known as the Mormon
church. Eugenics, the writer reminds us, is a
movement to better the quality of human mate
rial; its quantity,- whether more or less, is a
matter of secondary interest.' Of course if it can
succeed in lessening births among the unfit ana
increasing them among the fit, it will be ac
complishing its object. We read:
"Antagonism of the Roman Catholic church
toward the 'birth-control movement is well
known. This antagonism is based on theological
grounds, but it has frequently been pointed out
that the result, whether the church has the fact
in mind or not, will be to give the church a slowly
increatinc oreoonderance in numbers, in any
community where the population is made up in
part of Catholics and in part of Protestants. ,
"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints, popularly known as the Mormon church,
has taken a similarly antagonistic stand on birth
control. Theological objections are raised
against it; but in this case what may be called
the eue-enic asoect the problem of altering the
relative proportions of different classes in a pop
ulation, is clearly seen and acknowledged.
ii r ... t . i . -i .i. n i; -f e ..:-.. t
in tne jury issue ui uiv jcu ouncij suAg.-
xine an official publication issuea at aau ub
Citv. five of the twelve elders who make up the
supreme council of the organization, state their
view on birth-control. ,
"The eua-enic view . of 'the subject is most
clearly seen by Elder Joseph F. Smith, jr., who
I feel only the greatest contempt for those
who, because of little worldly learning or a
feelina- of their own superiority over others, ad
vocate and endeavor to control the so-called
"lower classes from what they are pleased to
catl "indiscriminate breeding." ,
The old colonial stock that one or two cen
turies ae-o laid the foundation of our great na
tion is rapidly being replaced by another people,
due to the nractice ot this erroneous doctrine eft
"small families." According to statistics gathered
by a leading magaxine published in Mew- York,
a year or two ago, me average numocr 01 cnu
dren to family among the descendants of the
old American stock In the Mew fcngland states
was only two and fraction, while among the
immigrants from European shores who are now
eominsr into our land the average family was
composed of more than six.
" 'Thus the old stock is surely being replaced
-by the "lower classes," of a sturdier and more
worthy race. Worthier because they have not
learned, in tnese modern times, to disregard tne
great commandment given to man by our Heav
enly Father. It is. Indeed, a case of the survival
of the fittest, and it is only a matter of time before
those who so strongly advocate and practice this
pernicious doctrine of "birth-control" and the lim
iting of the number of children in the family will
have legislated tnemseives ana tneir kina out ot
this mortal existence.'
'It is nrooer to ooint out that birth-control is
not, as the public seems to suppose, an integral
part of the eugenics propaganda. Many eugeni
cists advocate it; many, others oppose it In
either case, it must be regarded as a fact with
which eua-enfes must deal. If one section of a
community limita the number of births, and an
other does not, It Is easy to calculate how soon
the latter section will supplant the former, and
there are plenty of object-lessons such as Mr,
Smith cites in the old colonial stock of New
"The eugenicist, of course, is more interested
in the quality than in the quantity of the popula
tion. The quantity is important only in a relative
way. In opposition to Mr. Smith and other peo
ple without adequate knowledge of biology, the
eugenicist holds that there i a difference in the
inherent quality of various sections of the popu-,
lation, and that if an inferior section multiplies
much more rapidly than a auperior section, the
result will be very serious from the standpoint
of national efficiency and racial progress.
. "Precisely such a result has taken place in
the United States during the last half-century.
"It is unquestionable that the number of
births has been much limited in the economically
most efficient sections of the population of the
United States, and very little limited in the least
"It is also unquestionable that the spread of
the birth-control propaganda in the 'lower
classes' is at the present time very rapid. Whether
or not one approves of that spread, it is certain
that the birth-rate in those classes is likely to
fall, thus checking the very serious differential
nature of the present birth-rate.
"If, at the same time, eugenics can succeed
to some extent in increasing the birth-rate among
the socially moat valuable aectlons of the com
munity, then the present demonstrable deteriora
tion of the American stock, as a whole, will grad
ually become less menacing." , ..'.
I TO DA VI
Thought Nugget for the Day.
One Inch of Joy surmounts of grief a
Because to laugh la proper to the man.
One Venn Ago Tofiay In the War.
German mission arrived at Athens.
Kuln offentiv on Rlga-Dvinsk
front gained momentum.
Germana and Bulgarians drove Ser
biavna out of Morava valley. '
Shah of Persia received allied min
tatera and declared himself friendly
to allies. . '
In Omaha Thirty Yearn Ago.
The membera of the German School
tuwociation have styled themselves
"The German Ladies- School Society"
and have placed it under the manage
ment of the following officers: Misa
Lucke, president; Mias Augusta Perry,
secretary; Alias Stella Rosewater,
treasurer executive committee. Mm.
Louia Helmrod, Mrs. W. Segelke and
Mlaa Nettle Richards.
The last of the dangerous walls of
the burned Barker block were torn
down, leaving standing but the first
floor. Workmen are busiiy engaged in
rebuilding the Davis building adjoining
the Barker, while the Ames office will
soon be In first claaa condition.
The rat alelghbells of the season
are Jingling, but the constantly falling
snow prevents any great demand for
sleigha from the local livery stables.
There was an oppressive air of quiet
around the court house, occasioned
by the absence of Deputy Sheriff
Phillips, who was snowed In at the
Millard, and his side partner, Mike
Leahy, who had not succeeded in get
ting through drifts of snow that made
him a prisoner In the boiler room
under the temple of justice.
Superintendent Whitlock issued a
building permit to Nathan E. Adam
for the construction of a residence to
cost 18.000, at the corner of- Twenty
second and Miami. ,
This Day In History.
171 Sir John Moore, who conduct
ed the memorable British retreat to
Corunna, born in Glasgow. Died at
Corunna, January 1, 180.
17TS Montreal waa captured by
General Richard Montgomery.
1800 Admiral John A. Dahlgren,
who Invented the aystem of ordnance
that bears his name, waa born In
Philadelphia. Died in Washington, D.
C. July IS, 1870.
1814 General Joseph Hooker, cel
ebrated union commander, waa born
at Hadley, Mass. Died at Garden City,
L. I., November I, 1879.
1851 Submarine telegraph between
England and France opened.
188 Right Rev. Anthony O'Regan,
third Catholto bishop of Chicago, died
in London. Born In Ireland in 1809.
1885 Serbia declared war against
1890 The Irst (state legislature of
Wyoming convenajd at Cheyenne.
100 United States cruiser Yosem
Ite waa wrecked at Guam by a ty
1907 The 'German emperor waa
welcomed In London. ;
1909 More than S00 lives were lost
in an explosion in the St Paul mine
at Cherry, 111.
114 Brigadier General Hugh L.
Scott waa appointed chief of staff of
the United States army.
The Day We Celebrate. 1
' E. P. Roggen ia celebrating his sixty-ninth
birthday. He la an old-timer
In politics, having been secretary of
state for two terms some thirty years
H. N. Jewett wholesale lumber mer
chant waa born November 18, 1849,
at Fort Madison, Ia. He haa been forty
years In the business and before com
ing to Omaha he lived in Broken
W. H. Rowland, traveling passenger
agent for the Pennsylvania lines, with
headquartera In omana, is 47. tie waa
born at Stubenvllle, O., and first en
tered the railroad service aa clerk In
the freight house at Denison, Ia.
Dr. Frank S. Owen, oculist and aur
lat, I celebrating his alxtieth birth
day today. He was born in Seville, O.
Thomas F. Bturgess, suitor or tne
Twentieth Century Farmer, ia Just 58
years old. le waa born on a farm
near Niobrara, Neb., became a printer
and thence Into farm journalism.
Louis Brandeit, associate Justice of
the supreme court of the United States,
waa born at Louisville sixty years ago
Joseph F. Bmttn, president or tne
Mormon church, waa born at Far
West Mo., seventy-eight years ago to
Prince Albert, ruler ot tne nine
principality ot Monaco, was born sixty-eight
years ago today.
The duke of Marlborough, who mar
ried Miss Consuelo Vanderbllt of New
York, was born at Simla, India, forty-
nve yeara ago today.
John Drew, one or tne roremosi
actors of the- American stage, v
born In Philadelphia sixty-three
yeara ago ttiday.
J. Bloat FFaasett former congress.
man and long a republican leader in
New York, waa born at Elmlra, N. Y.,
alxtv-three years aero today.
Charles E. Courtney, the celebrated
coach : of tha Cornell university
crews, was born at Union Springs, N.
Y., sixty-seven yeara ago today.
"Bud" Goodwin, the world's great
est all-around swimmer, was born in
New York City thirty-four yeara ago
Elections Cost Too Much
New York Worle-
; The entrance of Hon. Jeannette Rankin, con-gresswoman-elect
of Montana, into the highest
level of legislative life, presents a perplexing
question in politico-social etiquette. Having wort
the title "Honorable" by right of victory, by
the same action the -distinctive prefix "Miss" is
overshadowed if not wholly discarded. Many dis
cerning women rightly contend, as measure of
safety, that men should bear a tag or title in
dicating their status as married or single. Should
Congresswoman Rankin prefer the new to the old
and more interesting title, the example may be
followed down the line and produce in masculine
circles some of the confusion besetting eligible
maids. Until this question is settled right the
safely of the country Is not wholly assured."
California reveals in its political gyrations the
main characteristics of its climate. Los An
geles revels in sunshine and republicanism,
while San Francisco sprouts fog am) democracy .
. Once more at the conclusion of a long-drawn-out
presidential campaign the thought will occur
to most people that these contests begin too early,
demand too much time and cost too much energy
June conventions are a survival of stage
coach days when communication was slow and
difficult. Under existing conditions .there is no
necessity for making nominations before Septem
ber, and a month devoted to the consideration
ot the claims of candidates and parties should
be ample. Formerly vast sections of the country
were difficult of access. Today there is hardly
a hamlet from coast to coast that is not in touch
with or within easy reach of the telegraph, the
railroad and the printing press. ,
; Camnaign ot unnecessary length involve
more than useless expense and labor. They are
distracting to all the usual activities of life; they
lead to repetition; and to escape the tiresome
ness of repetition, they encourage the unscrupu
lous to promote archaic electioneering devices
that do no credit to anybody.
The American people are at all time well
informed politically. Having had an opportunity
to examine any candidate's record for four or five
weeks, their knowledge of the general situation
should fit them tor an intelligent expression of
opinion in less than lour or five months.
lew, But It Has Withstood That Test
Benson, Neb.. Nov. 12 To the Edi
tor of The Bee: The most remarkable
thing about this movement for state
prohibition is, that at least 75 per cent
of the agitators for it are people who
lack self-control, reformed drunkards
who cannot take a drink without crav
ing for a barrel. Thus we have the
unique spectacle of people who lack
self-control making an organized at
tempt to get legislation enacted to
control people who are capable of
controlling themselves. -State orohi-
bltlon Is a blow at the Statue of IJberty
ana a contravention ot the constitution
of the United States, which forbids the
enacting of laws by any state, that con-
iiicu witn the constitution of the
United States, or has a tendency to
abridge the personal rights and liber
ties of the people residing within Its
jurisdiction. Therefore, the supreme
court of the United States would be
Justified In declaring the measure unconstitutional.
THOMAS HENRY W ATKINS.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
The third season of grand opera In
Chicago, unde- the direction of Cleo
fonte Campanlnl, will be opened to
nicht with a performance of "Alda."
Nearly S00 delegates, representing
8,000,000 organised worxers, win
sather In Baltimore today for the thlr
ty-slxth annual convention ot the
American Federation of Labor.
Tha Interstate Commerce commis
sion la to hold a hearing at Pitta-
burgh today In tha case ot the Amer
ican Bridge company against tha
Union Pacific railroad.
The claims of St Louis as a location
for one of the proposed farm loan
banks will be presented to the Farm
Loan board at a hearing to be held
at St Loula today.
Storyelte ot the Day. -
A new arrival at a certain boarding
house waa a man who had taken part
jn a famous arctic exploration, and
at dinner time he often regaled the
other boarders with stones of his ad
"fas." he said, after one partieu
larly thrilling description, "we wers
slowly starving to death. Just when
things were at the last gasp one fel
low had. an idea;, he cut up our boots
and made soup of them, and
"Hush, hushl" hissed all the other
boarders, anxiously. "Don't , let the
landlady hear . you!" Philadelphia
; A jJtsoord on That Diet
Omaha. November 11. To the Edi
tor -of The Bee: I have read the menu
compiled by the head of the home
eoonomic department of Bellevue col
lege. I can only aay that she should
blush for shame.
Her diet recommended to us aa a
triumph of economy, Is one to make
any true American sit up and take
notice. If worse than that of any
penitentiary: worse than that of slaves
in ante-bellum days.
, Man Is entitled to all the fruits of
the earth, not Just enough to keep
body and soul together.
no, my dear lady: vou had better
employ your time in evolving some
scheme whereby all laborers of lall
classes oan have a full, bountiful
share of all that Is good and nourish
ing ana pleasant to eat
MRS. ELLEN BALIS EGAN, -162
No Jeremiad This Time. -Omaha.
Nov. 10. To the Editor of
The Bee: To meet individually all
my true and tried friends who voted
for me Tuesday would be a physical
Impossibility. ; r
Tnererore, j desire to extend my
most sincere and heartfelt thanks-l
through your great paper to those
patriotic citizens regardless of their
political affiliation, particularly the
working class -who have elected me
for the third time to represent them.
I wish to assure them that they will
never regret voting for my election.
My record at the 1909 and 1915
sessions of the legislature' is an open
book and speaks for itself. I might
further add that I am extremely
grateful to the women for champion
ing the cause of my election.
Likewise I will say that it ia throua-h
no fault of mine that these noble
women are disfranchised.
fuel, lust as we have for transporta
tion, pure food and drugs, weights and
measures, etc. All Europe haa been
driven Into this drastlo and paternal
supervisions to keep its poor from o
starving. . .. , "
In four years from this time an ,
parties will have to adopt prohibition -
in their platforms, as they now do in
moat prohibition states. It will be not .
only the paramount but the dominant
issue by that time. Woman suffrage,
will stand next In importance. Both -,
parties kow-towed to it In 1918; both
will have to adopt it in 1920.
The next administratis n will have no
easy Job. The European war will '
close and England will establish a
government In Mexico, if we do not.
Mr. Wilson haa not prevented war,
only postponed It. We must protect
life and property in Mexico or give up
the Monroe doctrine and cease to be a
world power. When Europe gets
through with Its war it will no longer
suffer its subjects to be killed and its
property destroyed as the United
States has pusilanimously done for the
last four years. There is little to hope
from Mr. Wilson on this line. He
sacrifices all for peace, justice, honor
and national dignity. This country
needed a change of administration to
meet the momentous issues that must
soon arise, but it has lost its oppor
tunity by standpat conservatism. I
The United) States was never so
prosperous as It ia today. There is
no real scarcity in products; there is
money to burn, and yet the common -people
are having a hard struggle to
live. Something la wrong; there is a
screw loose somewhere and the ma
chinery will be wrecked If it Is not
tightened. Let us not be deceived by .
our apparent prosperity. There la a
silent but tremendous discontent In
little, unincorporated business. A ,
cataclysm ia not far off. "When Rome
was at the senith of her glory, a mor
tal disease waa upon her vitals." -...
... D. C. JOHN.
' . LAUGHING GAS.
Mother Children. I'm allocked I Ton each
promised mo yon wouldn't eat roar orangea
till after dinner. You have deceived mo.
Willie No, mamma; we didn't eat our
own oranges. Tommy ata mine and S ale
his. Boston Transcript.
"Did you oure that patient you had with
the falllnf memory?" . .
'I thought so at one time," replied the
doctor, ;but I'm not so euro about It now. He T
went away andforgot to pay hla bill." r
. "If I rejected you. would you commit ,
"I don't know, girlie, ' Your l-yearold-surter
Is very attractive. In a few yeara
But she accepted him forthwith, and he
-la working hard Bow to meet the inntall
menta on an angaaement ring. Loulsvilto
: Post-Election Reflections. ''
Omaha, Nov. 12. To the Editor of
The Bee: This has been an election of
surprises and has nullified the prophe
cies or the most skilful campaigners.
Logically and " historically, . Hughes
should have been elected ; not that Mr.
Wilson made a conspicuous failure, but
because of the distress caused by high
prices, for which he and hla party,
however, are In no way responsible.
They lowered the tariff to lower prices.
but the monopoly maintained by the
gentlemen a - agreement completely
nullifies that action. It would be the
same if every article of commerce were
put on tne free list. ; Tarirr under
monopoly no longer haa anything to
do with retail prices,. , Mr. Wilson has
no more responsibility for high prices
than with the weather; but the party
in power must always bear the blasne
of hard times, whether responsible or
not According to past history, this
administration ought to have gone
down under the present pressure of
high prices. The Adamson law waa
a serious mistake and greatly weak
ened Mr. Wilson's grip on the people.
His weak policy toward European
belligerents, and especially Mexico, in
Bplte of the laws he steam-rolled
through congress, greatly weakened
him In the estimation of patriotic men.
With all these things against him.
why was he not defeated 7
Because the republicans did not or
ganize a good campaign against him.
In the first place, they did not make
concessions enough to the progres
sives. If Hiram Johnson had been
nominated with Hughes, he would
have carried California and pulled the
ticket through. The cool treatment
given that great reformer alienated
that state and gave it to Wilson. The
republican party was defeated, not by
Wilson's popularity, but by standpat
conservatism. If the breach of 1912
had been healed, aa it might have
been, the G. O. P. would certainly
have been restored to power. '
This is not the only surprise. Iowa,
a thoroughly dry state, elected Mr.
Harding, a thoroughly wet candidate,
for governor. Nebraska went decis
ively dry and yet elected a man gov
ernor who has the reputation ot be
ing wet The fact that the state gave
prohibition 26,000 majority and Hitch
cock 18,000 shows that many men can
still plow with a horse and an ex
The democratic party owes its suc
cess to its adoption of reform meas
ures advocated years ago by the pro
hibition, the, socialistic and labor
parties. The republican party will
have to do the same or go to the po
litical scrap neap.
Before the next presidential elec
tion there wilt be an industrial, eco
nomic and political revolution that
will require a new political alignment.
Now that tariff, supply and demand no
longer control prices that combines
and monopolies are- making it almost
impossible for the common people to
live we must havo a commission to
control prices ot food, raiment and
m wire owscrMo nv
VelEArVMoV fx UKr-VJrUCr
fSMIHWb OF fH3l IMET&U.
Amateur Poetess Ten dollars for cor
recting the meter of thla little verse!
Profeaslonal Poet Oh, yea: for thla tort
of work 1 charge regular plumbing rates.
Life. .. . a ' f -
"Aren't you the boy who waa here a week
"ago looking for a position?"
- "I thought so. And dldnt I tell you then
that I wanted an older boy?"
"Tee. air; that'a why I'm here aow." '
southern Woman's Magaslne. . i -
"Did Marie gat many handaomb wedding'
"Tea, Indeed. Her frlondo were quite!
extravagant In what they cava her. Why.
a he got a Whole crafe of egga and two bar-..
rela of flour. Baltimore American.
"Senator Squaratt1 aaya ha atands tor the
greatest good to the greatest number." .
"Well, he does'. Only ho thinks the great
est number Is always number one." Life.
vnoes your minister practice what he
preaches?" tha newcomer quoatloned.
"He does," the oltiaon answered with a
sigh. 'and I'd be perfectly willing to have
him stop. He lives next door to me, and
begins at 7 o'clock Sunday momma to prac
tice what ha Is going to proaoh." New '
York Timaa. . '
"The people of your tow"n applauded ma
with fine enthusiasm."
"That Isn't altogether enthusiasm." said
a member ot tha reeeptlon eommlttoe.
"Some of It's hospitality." Washington
Star. .' .
THE ETERNAL PLAY. :
Rlrhard h Galllenne, In Harper's Masasine,
Third act of the trnal playl -
In postr-ltke embl.onr!, '
"Autumn once more begins today"
'Tie written all acrose the trees
In yellow letters like Chinese. ., , : r .
How many hundred centuries v
Hath run this play, with ne'er a pause !
That which this llvlof audience sees
Thrilled all the dead to wild applause
And yet the strange old drama draws.
Hot all alike adjudge the play:
Some laugh, some weep, and " some
Dem the old classic's had Its day, '
And some scarce any of Its see, , . -
Nodding In witless apathy. .
And others more than all the rest i
One act out of the . four prefer
Spring, In her wind-flower draperies dresV
Or Summer, with her bosom bare;
Winter ths.n these some deem more fair.
Some, mayhap melanohollo deem
Autumn the meaning of the play
The smile that says, "'Twas all a dretm!"
The sigh that says, "I can but stay
A little while, and then away;"
The rustling robe of Joy that ends', : V
The moon-cold kits upon the brow.
The fading sail of sea-sped friends,
The love that Is another's now,
The voice that mourns, "Ah! where art
thou?" ; -
For all her purple and her gold.
Autumn hath such a tale to tell ' I
The tale that tells us all Is told; 1
Teal but she tells It wondrous well.
Weaving strange hope Into her spell I
The hope that, when we sit no more
At thla old play, and needs must ge -.
Through yonder shrouded exit door.
The mystic Impresario - '
Hath still for us a stranger show. .
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