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THE BEE: OMAHA, JANUARY 15, 1917,
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The cry continues, "Peace I Peace I"
is no peace.
This last blizzard has also considerately gone
aronnd us. Thanks, Mr. Weather-man.
The dangerous grade crossing must gol It
; must be either bridged or tunneled. Stick a pin
The efficiency of a powder mill as town
booster leaves considerable room for improve'
The reappearance of the cold wave flag sig
nalixes the restoration of amicable relations be
tween the coal man and the weather man.
The shakedown lawyers seem to be getting
bnsy again in this vicinity. Perhaps there may
be an excuse for that coming grand jury, after all,
The great state of Illinois is "dead broke.'
The federal treasury faces a huge deficit. In
both cases four years of democracy "cleaned the
It's a cinch just the same that the United
States supreme court will not recognize any
stop-watch time limit for handing down its de
cision on the Adamson law.
, By comparison with last session, the present
bunch of Nebraska lawmakers are not as prolific
bill progenitors as their predecessors. ' Still, there
is plenty of time yet to catch up.
. ' A bill reducing railroad freight rates and
another exempting new railroads from regulation
are on the legislative ways. These measures sug
gest frequent inspection of the scenic routes to
Lincoln. : . .
Brevity Is the substance and the soul of legis
lative prayers in Oregon. In a body imbued with
a superior line of uplifting thoughts, sending
petitions skyward wastes valuable time, besides
The new Austrian ambassador to the United
States, Count Adam Tarnowski von Tarnow, is
on the way to his post Satisfactory arrange
ments have been made for all sections of his name
on the same steamer.
' Those who experimented with the primitive
institution hereabouts on New Year's morning
will agree with H. G. Wells' opinion that a war
"tank" is a mighty dangerous affair and full of
; worry and other things.
Our,farmer in convention express contempt
for congressional free seeds and want the whole
graft cut out Be merciful, ye mighty men of the
plow I Consider the needs of the city lot gar
dener, m whom faith in congressional seeds stilt
British and French opinion unites in a chorus
of praise for the latest entente note. The delight
ful harmony of sentiment existing between the
press and the governments of warring countries
is an impressive tribute to the industry and tact
of the censor bureaus.
Washington opinion resents with much vigor
the refusal of the senate to submit the district
dry bill to a vote of the people directly interested.
In this and other questions congress treats the
district as though the residents were not suf
ficiently advanced for self-government As con
gress is on the ground much of the time perhaps
The mixup over the official bonds of the new
treasurer suggests that the next merger should
be a merger of official liability. One surety bond
covering the safekeeping of all the public funds
in the custody of the treasurer, with the cost pro
rated among the different governmental subdivi
sions whose money he handles, would avoid or
void a lot of complications.
Live to Eat or Eat to Live
New York Tlaata"
There would be more interest in the attemot
can be maintained at a cost of 25 cents a day
I...!. .?f lhis, ePiment in dietetics is
cssened. too. by the fact that its subjects belong
to a carefully selected class, by no mean, typical
of the general population. They are a husky lot
with appetites that enable them to eat with more
or less enioyment-end therefore to digest and
'SStZZifej ltt thi' for
tunate rather than meritorious. Even they, how
ler, would not look with satisfaction on a whole
i&'Mifietr'' P"'ti n f"e 40
The man who eats to live has been often
and justly reprehended, but. on the other hand.
v?ll0d "a? oW,Ktions to eat merely to live
Nobody does it except under a compulsion that
soon conies to be resented, and well it may be
I. there are innocent pleasures of the table, be
.iCMhose that are gross and therefore guilty.
The Bee and Good Roads.
The Bee has been criticized because of its stand
for good roads in Nebraska by persons who mis
construe, purposely or otherwise, the expression
of this paper. At no time has The Bee advocated
any particular sort of highway, nor has it under
taken to point out one or another of existing
roads as an example on which the others should
be modeled. What this paper has done is to argue
for the construction of highways adapted to the
needs of the state, the work to be done under
control of central authority, that uniformity may
be secured, and that the best possible roads be
established. It is not expected that the state will
be blessed at once with a complete system of
hard-surfaced roads, nor is it expected that what
has taken other commonwealths many years to
secure will be had for Nebraska in a short time.
The construction must be extended over a long
term of years, but it should be always along lines
that look to the ultimate end of an united am
uniform highway system for the state. The pres
cnt system is wasteful, for it does not produce
permanence. The cost of bad roads is borne by
the users, and in Nebraska this falls on the
farmer, who is paying several times as much as
he should to haul all he sells and all he buys.
Good roads are needed in Nebraska, and will
come in time; why not make the start now?
New Note in Industrial Relations.
A note that tentatively has been tried by vari
ous investigating employers at various times
within the last decade now is being heard clear
above all others in the diapason of industrial rela
tions. It has to do with the value of the man
himself, his importance as a factor in progress; in
fine, his worth as a distinct and recognized asset
in the business. For several years stress has been
put on the improvement of mechanical operation,
almost to the exclusion of the man, while the
latter has been subjected to scientific analysis
and selection for his fitness to perform certain
tasks, the effect of which system was to incor
porate him as an integral part of the machinery,
Tremendous strides in industry have brought a
change to this and foresighted employers are
looking to another and more important phase of
The trained man has a value proportionate to
the length of time it took to train him, the
amount of material wasted during the process and
the lessened output stretching over his novitiate.
And each day of his continuance as a satisfied
member of the working corps of the factory adds
to his value. He has mastered shop practice, spe
cial rules and schedules and knows all the little
things that must become part of the daily life and
be performed as unconsciously as the involuntary
functions of his body before the workman has
assumed bis real proficiency. A new machine may
be purchased and set to running as soon as the
factory can fill the order, but the new man must
be trained, and it takes months or years to do it.
And the employer has learned this. Therefore,
employers are more than ever seeking means to
bind their well-educated workmen to their
Equally, the men are learning their share of
the lesson. It is that through long service they
have invested something in the business they
cannot draw out and take with them, should they
seek employment elsewhere. This does not apply
so exactly to the younger men, who have not got
ten themselves completely established, but the
older realize it, and are building accordingly.
Years, of faithful devotion are not transferable,
but are an asset that is undeniable, And "boss"
and "man" alike appreciate this more than ever
and to them alike is coming the finer sense of
This is the new note and it is manifest in
the esprit do corps that marks the progress of
industrial relations. It does not mean an end to
labor unions, nor to associations of employers. It
only means a better understanding of common
problems and portends a greater measure of that
social justice, to the achievement of which all are
willing to contribute.
Victory for "Pitiless Publicity."
Republican members of congress have suc
ceeded in securing the passage of a resolution
that calls for a definite and complete inquiry into
the leak scandal. The stupid effort of the demo
cratic majority to hush up the affair by a general
whitewash was brought to failure by the persis
tence of the minority members, who with proper
insistence demanded that the investigation be
made thorough. Just why the democrats were so
eager to abandon chase of the "leak" culprits,
apparently willing to leave the entire administra
tion rest under serious allegations, is not ex
plained, but it may be brought out. When Mr.
Wilson began his career as president four years
ago he pledged himself to "pitiless publicity,"
though he has had occasion since then to prac
tice much of secrecy. It is but applying his doc
trine to pursue the "leak" rumors to their origin.
and it is characteristic of the course of govern
ment that the republicans compelled the blunder
ing democrats to take the only action that will
convince the public of their sincerity.
Farmers' Union and Politics.
One action of the Nebraska Farmers' union at
its Omaha convention should invite confidence in
its sincerity. That is the adoption of a resolution
that forbids any officer or director from becom
ing a candidate for public office. While the or
ganization frankly asserts its intention to re
sort to politics for the purpose of securing pro
tection and advantages to the farmers of the
state in their economic aspect, it serves notice that
it will not be used for boosting the personal po
litical aspirations of its leaders. Only if this
resolution is taken in good faith and lived up to in
spirit as well as in letter will the cause of the
farmer be well served. Much of the farmer's
trouble has come to him through the machina
tions of politicians who farm the farmer and most
farmers' organizations have been shipwrecked on
this rock. An active organization devoted to con
serving his material interests without becoming
an adjunct to anybody's political ambitions can
help the farmer, while as pigtail to a political kite
its days of usefulness would be numbered.
Advance pictorial hints on spring and sum-
mer fashions afford a charming varietyvfrom
which to select the gowns for the coming metro
politan debut of Miss Benson and Miss Flor
ence. Fashionable raiment cannot add to their
rustic beauty, but social conventions must be ob
served on state occasions. o
Some future historian of Nebraska may de
cide whether the lamentations of Jeremiah over
vanished jobs rivaled the weeps of Niobe over
her lost children. For present-day historians
the task is po much.
Kansas' Need-Nebraska's Too
Governor Caspar's Inaugural.
Two vears ago I voiced in my first utterance
as governor, the need of Kansas for a more mod
ern system of transacting its nuhlic business.
The appreciation of that need has grown upon
me, and I believe upon the people. It is no
torious that the state, the county and the city
have lagged behind private corporations and in
dividual firms in adootincr business methods of
proved efficiency and economy. This is partly due
to an easy-going lethargy which worships prece
dent and resents change. But the people now
are ready for an immediate reorganizing of our
unwieldy and wasteful system; for eliminating
unnecessary boards, commissions and officers;
for concentrating authority and responsibility
in snort tor adopting the same business prin
ciples in public affairs that they use so success-
luny in tneir private business.
This, I think, is plain business sense. The
state, county or city should no more hesitate or
neglect to adopt labor-saving, time-saving,
money-saving methods than it would hesitate to
adopt labor-saving machinery or labor-saving of
fice appliances. The people of Kansas want
whatever tends to eliminate a waste of time or a
waste of money. They want more direct methods
in dealing with public affairs and in the transac
tion ot public business, the rapidly-increasing
cost of every supply purchased by the state,
makes it almost inevitable that appropriations
for the mere maintenance of state institutions
will be greater than those of two vears ago. On
every side pressure will be brought to bear for
the making .of improvements, for expansion, for
increased facilities. The need in many quarters
is great, and Kansas is not niggardly. With
such demands upon the oeoole s monev it is im
perative that a scientific, systematic method be
adopted; that the cost of administration be re
duced to the minimum; that no public funds be
wasted through red tape formalities; that the
state get 100 cents value for everv dollar it
spends. Political red tape is the most exnensive
Kind ot dry goods we buy and the most useless.
But it is not nnlv in the interest of rrnnnmv
that a revision of the machinery of eovernment
is demanded. The business man who has a lax
system of bookkeeping, who conducts his busi
ness by slipshod methods, encourages graft and
dishonesty and inefficiency among his employes.
If they go wrong a part of the responsibility
rests with him. Likewise the state which retains
slipshod methods in the conduct of its affairs is
putting a premium upon inefficiency and loose
ness and waste and dishonesty on the part of its
employes. If you do not insist upon strict busi
ness methods, and provide a business-like system
of government, you, yourselves, are to blame for
the shortcomings and inefficiency of the men
elected or appointed to serve you. The question
is as mucn one ot public morals as ot public
economy. The purpose of government is not
to furnish jobs to vote setters. It is not to sup
ply fat contracts to business men who may have
contributed liberally to the campaign funds. We
must get away forever from the idea that public
office is a reward of anything other than ability
and industry and fitness for the duties of the of
fice. We must seek for expert management of
all public affairs, for men trained in the work
required of them; we must eliminate the sine
cures, cut out the figure-heads, make it impossi
ble tor an incompetent, who depends upon dep
uties to do his work, to hold a place in the public
service. And this. I sav. is as much in the in
terest of public morals, as in the interest of
economy, and efficiency. I believe public senti
ment in Kansas is ribe for this sten forward.
and tnat the people ot Kansas will be sorely dis
appointed if a good start in that direction is not
made by the legislature convening tomorrow. It
may be that some of the reforms most needed
in state and county and city government will re
quire changes in the state constitution, but this
should not deter us.
Health Hint for the Day.
A dally cold bath (50 to 70 degrees
F.) tends to render the akin less sen
sitive to cold, and so prevents colds,
and has a pronounced stimulating: ef
fect upon the circulation, respiration
and nervous .system.
One Year Ago Today In the War.
Russians renewed desparate attacks
In Gallcla and Bessarabia.
Germany announced reprisals
against Britain for Baralong incident
Paris reported spirited artillery ac
tions in Champagne, the Argonne and
Russians failed in an attack In dis
trict of Ozernowltz, south of the River
8tyr, according to Berlin.
In Omaha Thirty Team Ago Today.
Rev. C. W. Savldee and his bride.
formerly Miss Anna Bloor of Mans
field, O., have arrived in Omaha and
will be at home to their friends on
Wednesday evening of each week at
1114 Maunders street.
Augustus and Charles Kountze with
their guest, H. 8. Lyman of Salt Lake
City, have returned to college.
Mrs. Frank Johnson gave a recep
tion to the women of her acquaintance
at her pretty home on Twenty-sixth
street. She was assisted in receiving
by Mrs. Will Redick, Mrs. Bradford,
Miss Ida Sharp and Mrs. Anna Yates.
A meeting of well known musicians
was held at Nathan Franko's room
in the exposition building for the pur
pose of forming another orchestra, to
be called the Philharmonic orchestra.
The musicians who have already
joined the organization are F. M.
Btemhauser, S. Hofman, A. Wede
meyer, Max Leuti, Julius Thiele, sr.
Julius Thiele, Jr.; George Gewinner,
Henry i,otz, B. a. Letofsky, E. B. Hof
man, M. Robling, W. Lamp, a 8. Far
mer. .Til li III, nilSphnM (I TA(,VA.
stein, GeorA Meder. Joseph Klnna-
man, Thomas Gorvan. William Carson.
Joseph Kid hart The new orchestra
will be under the management nf
Nathan Franko, assisted by F.
Stelnhauser and S. Hofmann.
Mrs. Herman Kountze gave a small
dinner, succeeded by an evening at
whist and euchre. Those present were
measrs. ana Mesaames Morsman,
Lacy, Richardson. Patrick PritchetL
juage ana Mrs. wakeiey, General and
Mrs. uanoy, General and Mrs. Cowln.
Mr. and Mrs. Yost. Mrs. T.vman Mi
Worthlngton, Miss Collins, Miss
Hanscom and Mr. Megguler.
This Day In History.
162J Mollere. whose name Is con.
sidered the greatest In the whole his
lory or Krench literature, born
Nebraska Press Comment
riatcsmouin journal: we are greatly in
favor of an increase in the salaries of school
teachers, but are bitterly opposed to so many
vacations. Let the teachers keep closer to their
work and then demand an increase in salaries.
There is no need of more than one week's vaca
tion at this season of the year, and that, between
innstmas and Mew year.
Kearney Hub; Hastings makes a flat bid for
removal of the state capital to that citv and as
an inducement offers twenty acres of land for a
capitol site. Other cities will probably be willing
to double the "bet," with forty acres or more if
needed. J. he real point, however, is that the
matter of location should be submitted to refer
endum before making any statehouse appropri
ations outsiae oi aDsoiuteiy necessary repairs.
Friend Telegraph: If we mav be allowed the
suggestion it might be in order that while the
government is seizing extra stuff, such as cloth
ing, cic, irum inc cniistco men oi tne rourtn
Nebraska infantry now being mustered out at
Fort Crook to investigate how an automnhile
was franked home with the troop train from
Llano Grande, Tex., at government's expense, or
as to wnetner oinccrs wives were also tranked
through at the expense of the government. We
submit it reports are true that no officer or en
listed man be allowed to have a rake-off at .the
expense of the government
Grand Island Independent: Dr. Hoffmeister.
member of the lower house from the western
part ot the state, is reported calmly to have an
nounced to the house that no member "would
have even a remote chance of landing wives or
daughters or other relatives in legislative jobs."
If the gentleman can succeed in accomplishing
the announced end throughout the session, it is
suggested that he would be a mighty good candi
date of gubernatorial size. There are. of course.
many more important matters of state than the
keeping ot the state s payroll clean of nepotism.
But it is a big source of graft, the state and
country over, uo to it doctor!
Nebraska City Press: A Nebraska Ciry
official took a tool to a repair shop to be sharp
ened or rejuvenated in some manner the other
day. After the job was comoleted the nffici!,!
asked the repair man to charge the amount "Is
it tor you personally or for the citv?" the nh.
sequious tradesman asked. "What difference
does it make." was the retort "Well" aiH the-
other, "if it is for the city I will have to charge
little more tor the work: that s all." what w
need in this country and that includes such in
consequential units as our small cities is an
awakening of the public conscience. In some
instances, we fear, we shall have to have a birth
of public conscience, for there is none to be
found in some well known quarters of our widely
tu.u iiscv .uunvry.
People and Events
South Carolinans possess a thirst th,i i.
thirst, especially in the holiday season. As thirst
quenchers of local vintage are tinder the hn ,(,.
jug Samaritans of other states come to the rescue
copiously, according to the Charleston News and
Courier. Before the express companies broke
down under the rush of original packages the
little towns of Hartsville. Abbyville and Yorkville
each had received over 2,000 gallons of hot stuff,
and proportionate Quantities reached !,....
mumties and were delivered Sunday and Monday
. Progressive courts are applying forms of pun-
snmem peculiarly mteo to certain fractures of
local laws. Compelling speed maniacs to study
and pass an examination on traffir r,i,,i. : .
one way of mapping the offense. Compelling
Pans. He died there, February 17,
1777 Vermont passed a declaration
1831 An act was passed mnklntr
Chicago the county seat of Cook
1842 'Joseph Hnpklnson, author of
nan uoiumuia," died n Ph adelnhia.
corn mere, wovemoer 1Z, 1770.
nets boi smith Russell, noted
actor, born at Brunswick, Me. Dted In
Washington, D. C. April 28. 1902.
1865 The federals caDtured Fort
1867 More than forty skatm
drowned by the breaking of the Ice In
itegents park, in London.
is(S rvapoleon III was buried at
1895 M. Caslmlr-Perier resiimed
me presiaency or me French republic.
1U4 ASS S. BUShnell. n-envurnnr
of Ohio, died at Columbus. Born at
itome, w. v., September 16. 1834
1908 United States senate nnrl
Joint resolution remitting to China
about $13,000,000 of the Boxer indem
The Day Wo Celebrate.
Henry Monsky was born in Dmnhn
twenty-seven years ago today. He was
eaucaieo in me public schools here
ana is now a rising young lawyer.
Aoranam saxe, manager of the
eastern woolen company. Is celebrat
ion ma lonv-nrsi Dirtnaav. ho wn
porn in rlussia.
Virgil G. Hlnshaw. chairman nf th
prohibition national committee, born
at Woolson, la., forty-one years ago
Brigadier General Charles o Mnr.
ion, in command of divisional head
quarters at El Paso, born fifty-six
years ago loaay.
Crown princess of Sweden. fnrmriv
Princess Margaret of Connsmirht
born thirty-five years ago today.
Elmore Y. Sarles, former governor
of North Dakota, born In Juneau
county, Wisconsin, fifty-eight years
Raymond Chanman. Rhortstnn nf
the Cleveland American league base
Dan team, oorn at Uwensboro. Kv..
iweiuy-aix years ago today.
Time! Jottings and Reminders,
To conserve the food sunnlv Rwsrinn
today will begin issuing bread and
flour tickets, according to recent ad
vices from Stockholm.
The eighth annual meeting nf th.
Colorado Farmers' congress will meet
toaay at tne State Agricultural col
lege at Fort Collins.
Many of the most representative
Jews In the country are expected in
Baltimore today to attend the bien
nial council of the Union of American
Harold Janvrin. the nnlv hnrn mH
bred Boston product on the roster of
me cnampion Red Sox, Is to be given
a banquet by the Boston base ball
The Domestic 8ervanla- union re
cently organized in Duluth. is to n.
sent to the housewives 'of that city to
day a demand for Increased wages and
a nine-hour working day.
evidence of concerted action to In
crease the cost of foodstuffs in To
ledo, On is promised by the oroserut.
ing attorney of that city when the
trials begin today In the cases of eight
local grocers Indicted on charges of
conspiring against trade.
Storyette of the Day.
She was a muscular young Amunn
from the wilds of Hoxton, and she was
doing war work down at tho old
One morning the farmer's wife.
passing a belt of trees, which the
Amazon was learning to fell, found
her in tears.
(' What's the matter, Annie?"
Annie fingered the ax dnlrfnii
"I've been and cut down the wrong
tree, and I'm afraid the master'll be
Oh, that's all right, my girl. He
ihi,t,ma tt,Hiil-.l i. .L. .
I . - . . . . ... . .Lit wagon I ' " .ism, my Kin. Me
lor stated periods is a regular treatment This understands that you're new to the
niciiiou nas oeen expanded by a Lonsr u ' u VB ot lo learn- we all
Island court imposing the nml t I make mistakes sometimes. I'll go mil
church every Sunday this year, in addition to the tx?,"il mtte lilm. Where he
rTA to'tiie HS -!r nder the tre.-
' v pcnany. Lrfmaou Answers.
Telegraphers Who Have Made Good.
Omaha, Jan. 14. To the Eoltor of
The Bee: One of the best wrtters in
America asks the question, "Why do
so many telegruph operators forge to
This question forces itself upota the
mind through the reiteration of facts.
As often as we read that Villi i dead
or the weather probably warmer to
morrow, Just so often do we read that
the new president of some railroad
began his business career as a tele
grapher. The list of distinguished
railroad presidents of these and older
days is full of operators Van Horn
of the Canadian Pacific, Hughitt of
the Northwestern, Brown of the New
York Central, McCrea of the Penn
sylvania, Hayes of the Grand Trunk.
Earling of the Milwaukee, Calvin of
the Union Pacific, Scott of the South
ern Pacific and Bcores of others who
went from the sounder to the sceptre.
To my mind the explanation is the
fact that telegraphy sharpens the
wits, makes a person acute. A bright
young man who is a telegrapher in
tho railroad service learns more of
the various branches In a year than a
conductor or an engineer will in five,
and If he Is made of the right stuff
soon gains recognition.
Telegraphy as a profession may not
be as remunerative as some other
lines but it is a great Incubator. Some
of the greatest editors and some of
the most brilliant writers in America
graduated from the telegraph key.
Harry Desouchet who wrote "My
f riend From India,' was a tele
grapher. Henry Guy Carlton and
Frank Mnnsey were operators. Lang-
aon smitn, whose poem, "Evolution,"
is a classic, worked as a telegrapher.
Thomas A. Edison was an operator,
and the late lamented Edward Rose
water, fair and fearless public-spirited
citizen and founder of The Omaha
Bee, was a military telegrapher dur
ing the civil war.
JOHN P. COADY,
108 North Forty-third Street.
Wheat Supply and Wheat Prices.
Grand' Island, Neb., Jan. 14. To
the Editor of The Bee: In your
editorial, "Exports of Foodstuffs," you
state that "the source of high prices
for food in the United States will have
to be sought elsewhere than in the
demand from European armies." This
editorial referred especially to wheat
and flour. The high cost of wheat
is caused by that old saw, "supply and
demand." The acreage of wheat in
1915 in the United States was 60.469,
000, producing 17 bushels per acre,
or 1,025,801,000 bushels. The year
1916 the acreage was 52,785,000, pro
ducing 12.1 bushels per acre, or a total
of 639.886,000 bushels. There was a
carry over from the 1915 wheat crop
or the United States would have been
compelled to have Imported wheat be
fore the 1917 harvest.
It Is now estimated that Russia has
a surplus of wheat stored of 303.580.
000 bushels. Should this be released
during the next seven month and the
United States 1917 crop be on the
five-year average the price will drop
to what the average consumer will
say Is a reasonable price, but, on the
otner nand, ir our present crop should
fall below last year's, and the war con
tinues, Nebraska farmers will get
above $2 per bushel next July and
And why should not the wheat
grower of Nebraska get $2 for his
wheat this year? According to the
high cost of his Implements, seed,
rents, taxes, clothing, sugar, labor and
practically everything he has to buy
has gone up from 60 to 150 per cent,
and, bless you, still on the go. The
average yield of wheat for 1916 per
acre was 12.1 bushels for the entire
country and for the years 1910 to
1914 he received only 86.5 cents per
The Nebraska farmer this year had
fair yield, 19.4 bushels per acre.
but North Dakota had to be satisfied
with 5.5 bushels per acre, while South
Dakota nad only 6.8 bushels per acre.
Missouri 8:5 bushels and Okalhoma
9.7 bushels per acre, and Kansas 12
bushels per acre.
Yet we have some business men in
Nebraska who have the nerve to ad
vocate an embargo on wheat Shame
on such men. MONROE TAYLOR.
Facts About the South.
Omaha, Jan. 13. To the Editor of
The Bee: Replying to the letter of C.
M. .Breazeaie or Fremont "Why Wil
son Won Out," I will say that when
said that the southern states were
carried for Wilson by fraud and force,
simply stated the actual facts and
no one who Is posted In the political
affairs of the southern states will try
to deny the wholesale suppression of
legal votes in nearly every state that
fought to destroy this union.
Mr. Breazeale seems to think that
take the result of the last election too
much to heart I never have taken any
election to heart since the defeat of
James G. Blaine in 1884, one of the
greatest men this nation has produced
and who as president would have
made a great name for himself. Mr.
Breazeale says his father fought In
the union army. From his approval
of the southern method of carrying
elections I think he is far from being
a loyal son of a loyal sire, for he sim
ply approves of the nullifying by the
people of the disloyal section of the
country of all his father and my
father fought for.
I think I can show a much longer
service for my father in the union
army than can this gentleman, for
he enlisted In 1861 and was not dis
charged until November, 1866, when
he had attained high rank as a regi'
mental surgeon and was given special
mention three separate times for
bravery on the battlefield.
As a child barely beyond my baby-
this country has ever produced, was
killed by the bullets of the same men
and their descendants who are today
suppressing republican votes by the
wholesale in every state that was dis
loyal in the war of the rebellion. I
also heard the cannon at the battle
of Belmont on November 7, 1861, when
General Grant was defeated by an
overwhelming force of rebels. The
echo of those battles still rings in
my ears, for I lived in a part of the
country at that time where the ex
citement was intense, for the senti
ment was very equally divided be
tween those who were loyal and those
who were disloyal to the flag of the
I think I made it plain enough in
my former letter why and how Wil
son was elected. I have received many
congratulations on my article, "The
South Elected Wilson," from the gen
eral public and from old soldiers I do
not think anybody Is a good citizen
of this republic who will approve of
the methods used In carrying elec
tions in nearly every southern state
and nullifying the will of the people,
not only In every one of those states,
but In the whole nation, as was shown
by the more than 400,000 majority
Hughes received In the northern
states, where democrats and repub
licans can vote and have their votes
counted as cast, while the 990.000 ma
jority for Wilson in seventeen southern
states was won by fraud and force. As
1 said before, and will repeat, as long
as that condition exists In any part
of that section that fought for more
than four years to destroy our union
and who now control our national af
fairs by fraud and force and would
have paid the more than 1500,000,000
of rebel claims now on file in congress
had the republicans not cut them out
of their majority in the next congress.
The time is coming when demand
will be made that representation In
congress shall be cut down in every
southern state that denies the right
of suffrage to any of her citizens and
the demand will be enforced.
FRANK A. AGNEW.
The Foreman I'll Rive you a Job if you'll
furnish me with a letter of recommendation
from your lant employer.
The Seedy, One Then It's all up with me
he'd been dead twenty years. New York
Kverylhlng Is higher than It was."
"Tes everything but morality, honesty
and patriotism." Jjlfe.
Old Roxley A fit husband for my daugh
ter Why, In the first place she Is a head
taller than you.
Suitor Well, sir, I don't expect to be so
short after we are married. Boston Transcript.
SWOULb I QO THROUGH My
MWRE OKILV MAMrVj WORK
rW VWRSEIF-IF YOU FIM
HOLES IN THEM, tr'U. Hr
NOUR WW TO FIX THEM !
"Whet Is this?"
"A letter press. What did vou thlnk
u was .'
"I was In hopes you had decided to run
those stock certificates you are trying- to
peddle through a wringer. Pittsburgh Post.
She Mr. Bings has a clever parrot. It
remarked the other day that It watin't worth
while tslklng when you had nothing to say.
He Then what does he call It bally for?
8he Is golf an expensive game?
"It must be. 1 heard my husband telling
a friend the other day that he had to re
place eighteen pivots on the first nine
holes." Detroit Free Press.
"H'm," mediated the manager. "So you
claim to have every qualiflcaUon of a first
'TVell," returned Jeferson Hamlet, "per
haps I ought to mention the fact that I am
slightly deaf the result of so much ap
plause, you know." New York Times.
"You see." said Columbus, "I have proved
by this egg that the world Is round."
"But It works both ways." replied the
king, doubtfully. "A boiled egg shows that
the world Is round. But If It were made
Into an omelet It would demonstrate with
no less clearness that the world Is flat."
AN OLD RECIPE
TO DARKEN HAIR
Common Garden Sage and Sulphur
Makes Streaked, Faded or Gray
Hair Dark and Youthful at Once.
Almost everyone knows that Sage
Tea and Sulphur, properly compound
ed, brings back the natural color and
luster to the hair when faded, streaked
or gray. Years ago the only way to
get this mixture was to make it at
home, which is mussy and trouble
some. Nowadays we simply ask at any
drug store for "Wyeth's Sage and Sul
phur Compound." You will get a large
bottle of this old time recipe im
proved by the addition of other in
gredients for about SO cents. Every
body uses this preparation now, be
cause no one can possibly tell that
you darkened your hair, as it does
it so naturally and evenly. You damp
en a sponge or soft brush with it and
draw this through your hair, taking
one small strand at a time; by morn
ing the gray hair disappears and after
another application or two, your hair
becomes "beautifully Hart k,L. a
hood I heard the rumble and roar of I - , "." yu lool years younger.
the cannon at the battlefield of Spring.
field. Mo., on August 10, 1861, when
the illustrious General Nathaniel
Lyon, one of the most knightly men
Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Compound
is a delightful toilet
intended for the cure, mitigation or
prevention of disease.
seek public confidence and good win
by telling the people the facts about our
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