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THE BEE : OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1917.
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The Stars ind Stripes always look mighty
goof) more so now than ever!
: Britain's daily war bill makes past perform
ances look like tips to (he porter.
Goodby, Von Bernstorffl Take care of your
self! We are really sorry to see you go.
And now Carranza has a little scheme to re
I stort peace in Europe. . Why not try it out first
on Mexico? ' .' :
Rest easy that the corporation thimble-rigger
cannot put anything over under cover with Jerry
on the job. '
The school book trust must be deaf if it does
not hear an S. O. S. call from the legislative cham
ber at Lincoln.
' The silence that pervades the homeward route
of Ambassador -Gerard reveals the diplomat in
his proper light
' Not so sure now, Mr. Groundhog, that you
did not make a mistake when you hiked back so
quickly to your hole!
The day of the hideous "comic" is supposed
to be past, but St. Valentine has to make excep
tions to do justice to some folks.
i- Whatever happens in Belgium, the good work
and kind deeds already credited to American gen
erosity for helpless war victims cannot be un
I Nowadays calling an officeholder a "corpora
tion tool" constitutes a 'challenge to fight. For
merly the title was esteemed a badge of prosperity.
An annual review of the debts we owe tbe
fathers of the republic are . also reminders that
our forgeteriet work overtime the remainder of
the year. . I "
t Uncle Sam is urged to. buy a few more West
India islands and complete his string. Evidently
the Caribbean tourist circuit needs a few more
patches of tropical green.
. For the convenience of visitors some of our
, public officers should have placards printed and
hung on the door: "Oat of town down at Lincoln
lobbying for my own pocketbook."
' Belgium becomes more and more the national
martyr of the war. The enforced retirement of
Americans engaged in relief work vitally in
creases the danger of national extermination,
A deficit of nearly thirteen indies in the an
nual rainfall in this section indicates that the
weather bureau mixed its dates. Officially and
legally the drouth does not begin for ten weeks.
' The best and most effective tribute Americans
can pay the memory of Washington and Lincoln
is to make their precepts the guide of individual
action and national policy every day in the year.
; Leagues and league and then some more
leagues abound in this country as never before.
The offspring of war feeling draw sastenance
from war passions. Most of them exist in name
'only the name serving as a tail for kiting the
personality and views of expert windjammers.
As a matter of honor as well as safety, the
legislature should compel observance of parlia
mentary law by members in and out of their
chambers. Ringing in Queensbtrry rules to clinch
an argument or spike an epithet seriously en
dangers available material for a beanty contest.
Peril of High Salaries
-St. Laal Ckka-Dai
1 The New York investigation of the motion
picture business has brought forth some inter
esting statements from prominent producers.
One has declared that the number of new pro
ducing companies threatens the ruin of the busi
ness. But that is a condition that always attends
any industry that becomes suddenly prosperous.
The law of the survival of the fittest will attend
to that in its own cruel way. But there is an
other peril that has an element of novelty. It is
stated that the star actors and actresses are
commanding salaries that promise ruin to pro
ducers. Individuals who drew very modest in
comes in the spoken drama and some who got
work only occasionally at any price are now said
to receive salaries many times larger than sre
paid the most brilliant figures in business, litera
ture, or public life. A slap-stick comedian draws
as much salary a week as the greatest actor in
the past got in a season.
Nobody has ever been able to figure out the
money value of anybody's services. Mr. Bryan
once set $5,000 a year as the limit, but after his
political fame made , him a drawing card, he
changed his .view. His rule now is that one is
entitled to receive all that his services are worth
to mankinds. Under this rule, Buchanan was
overpaid and Lincoln underpaid. . There does not
seem to be any perfect plan for applying such
a rule. But the movie stars have adopted a
method that has worked to their advantage. They
leave it to the gambling producer to figure out
how much he can make of their fame and they
lell their services to the highest bidder. . i
The producers may have to manufacture stars,
ti theatrical managers did, although the experi
ment was not a brilliant success. Or some may
give productions that depend upon plot or gor
geous spectacle instead of upon the personality
of the stars. The Sherman act forbids an easy
- solution of the matter, such as the base ball
leagues have adopted. . - -
Making Short Ballot Progress.
Trospects are that substantial progress toward
the short ballot will be scored through legislation
in course of enactment in Nebraska. Two steps
are practically decided upon that will materially
simplify the ballot used in our future elections.
One contemplates eliminating the names of
presidential electors and substituting the presi
dential standard bearers of the respective parties.
In this way the voter would express his prefer
ence directly for the candidate for president in
stead of for a set of presidential electors without
personal equation in the contest and make one
or, at most, two cross marks where now he is
required to make eight and even then is not cer
tain of accomplishing the result be desires.
Another ballot shortening change will come
through the adoption of the four-year term for
county officers, bringing their choice on the in
termediate election between presidential years.
Voting to fill an office once in four years, instead
of once in two years, means voting for fewer
candidates each time and Better opportunity to
concentrate upon really important offices at issue.
The ultimate short ballot goal will be reached,
however, only by abolishing the minor elective
offices and making them appointive, by making
the terms overlap so that they will not all be
elected at the same time and by legislative reap
portionment, one to a district, instead of bunching
together as many as twelve, as is now the case
In Douglas county with disastrous results. Rome
wss not built in a day and neither will the short
ballot be achieved through one legislature, but
every step in advance brings it closer and makes
it more certain in the long run.
Who Speaks for the People?
The Babel of noises going up and claiming to
deal with the nation's destiny emanates from
groups, more or leas detached and independent, yet
each professing to voice the deeper views of the
American people. The public listens with some
patience to all of these. Many of these spokes
men represent nobody, some of them talk for or
ganizations of varying numerical strength, but
all of them assume to speak for the public as a
whole, An observer unacquainted with our ways
might think Americans inextricably involved in a
mate of conflicting sentiment He will by watch
ing learn that this is characteristic of our great
national life, which grows constantly through the
turmoil, When the supreme test comes we will
lay aside personal views and stand undivided for
the safety of the institutions of our country, the
most sacred of which is the one that permits the
widest divergence and freest expression of in
Nation-Wide Food Cost Inquiry.
President Wilson's proposal for a general in
quiry into the high cost of living will afford
plenty of opportunity for speculation as to its
outcome. Serious misgivings are indulged by
many as to the authority of the federal govern
ment to regulate prices or trade beyond its es
tablished power over illegal combinations and to
prevent discrimination in interstate commerce.
So far as this power has been applied it has but
lightly affected the course of business and in no
Instance checked the upward course of prices.
Th law of supply and demand is still opera
tive, although the existence of co-ordinated groups
of trader may indue artificial conditions through
manipulation. Disturbance of world affair for
the last two year ha contributed to the possi
bilities in this diTectiorrf but othir factors enter
the problem and increase its complexity. For ex
ample, a few years ago much discussion was had
over the "contents of container," but now the
price of the container is attracting more attention
from the retailers. Advancing prices of metals
have been reflected in the cost of canned goods,
while the'upshoot in paper price has not been
felt by the publishers alone, but i extended to all
makers of foodstuffs 'or other articles that are
finally delivered in paper wrapper, bag or car
tons. In these Ind in other way the effect of
the constantly ascending level of prices has been
distributed throughout the mas of tbe popula
tion, which must finally make good the high cost
of living, -i
The proposed inquiry witl perhaps satisfy a
popular demand and may possibly open a way to
reform in methods of marketing. If we are en
abled to bring producer and unsoroer a little
closer together we may lower tbe cost of tbe
service, but it will still remain true that final cost
will depend on how expensive (he service is to be.
Cabin PoHtje Bubbling Again.
Advice from Secretary Lansing to the Cuban
patriots that they adjust their political differences
without resort to arm ha failed to produce the
desired result, and now our government is offer
ing to loan the Cuban authorities arms and am
munition to defend themselves. Reports come
from the island that engagements have taken
place, with loss of life, between the rebels and
the government troops.' This will surely revive
interest in a lot of things that have been obscured
by events, one of which is the responsibility of
the United States for maintenance of order In
Cuba. Under the Piatt amendment we took on
something in the nature of general oversight for
the little republic, very direct in some regards,
and at least once since its first president took
his seat under American direction we have had to
interpose to preserve the institutions we aided
in setting up. It now remains to be seen if we
will apply "watchful waiting" to Cuba, or if we
will spare the Cubans the horrors of Mexico by
a little wisely moderated interference and direction,
Nearly every ragtag and bobtail bill before
the lawmakers at Lincoln carries an emergency
clause. Declaring "whereas an emergency exists,"
however, does not make an emergency as contem
plated by the constitution. Some of these fine
days our supreme court will develop enough
perspicacity and backbone to nullify these fake
"emergencies" and confine tbe emergency clause
to legislation affecting conditions that will not
remain unchanged until the prescribed time for
laws to become effective may elapse.
Our sensitive solons at Lincoln are afraid they
may be contaminated by contact with serpentine
lobbyists without realising that they are being
so exposed. There ought to be some way to com
pel a lobbyist to identify himself by distinctive
costume and warning signal perceptible by night
as well as by day. Virtuous lawmaker must be
protected from seductive blandishments at what
Living costs in the warring countries is not
so much a question of money. It is the more
vital one of getting the goods.
Melting Pot, Limited
-WuhiBft Letter la Boots Trajucript.-
On May 1, 1917. will take effect the first immi
gration act, containing a literacy test provision,
ever to pass the congress of the United States; a
hill enacted into law only after the veto of Presi
dent Wilson had been overridden. For the present
this probably ends the discussion of the advisa
bility of the literacy test, a discussion that has
held attention for years within and without the
halls of congress. When the act becomes effec
tive a little more than two rronths hence it will
supersede practically all of the immigration laws
that have been placed on the statute books in the
last thirteen years.
The new law is identical in many respects with
the hill passed by the last congress which was
vetoed by President Wilson and failed to pass
over his veto by only a few votes. It is more
famous for its literacy clause than for any other
feature, but while this may be its most sensa
tional claim to public notice, it is a codification
and re-enactment of a jumble of immigration laws
on the statute books. Were the literacy test not
in the bill the measure still would be one of the
greatest importance for the reforms m the immi
gration service which it prescribes. The literacy
test proposes in brief the exclusion of aliens who
cannot read in some language or dialect, and was
aimed at a class of immigrants far different from
same group which might have been affected by
the same exclusion test sav fifty vears ago. when
the best muscle and some of the best brains of
Europe, notably from Ireland, were seeking our
shores. Exemptions in the bill are generous; and
one of the arguments in defense of the literacy
test has been that persons otherwise eligible could
qualify for admission to the United States by
merely learning to read. The test applies only
to aliens over 16 years of age; and it provided
that any admissible alien, or any alien heretofore
or hereafter legally admitted, or any citizen of
the United States, may bring in or send for his
father or grandfather over fifty-five years of age,
his wife, his mother, his grandmother or his un
married or widowed daughter, if otherwise ad
missible, whether such relatives can read or not
The reading test will be of not less than thirty
or more than forty words in ordinary use, printed
in legible type in an appropriate language or dia
lect. Aliens a-voMmg religious persecution in the
country of their last permanent residence are
exempted from the literacy test, "whether such
persecution be evidenced by overt acts or by law
or governmental regulations that discriminate
against the alien of his race to which he belongs
because of his religious faith." Aliens who have
lived continuously in the United States gain the
right to go abroad and return within six months
from the date of their departure.
The American Federation of Labor has assid
uously urged the adoption of the literacy test
and it is doubted if this much disputed feature
could have been retained in the bill had organized
labor been opposed to it A new provision, which
may not please the unions as much but is regarded
as a necessary offset to the exclusions compelled
by the literacy test is one permitting skilled labor,
if otherwise admissible, to be imported if labor
of like kind cannot be found in this country.
The question of the necessity of importing such
skilled labor may be determined by the secretary
of labor, but application must be made before
such importation and the secretary of labor must
have rendered a decision after a full hearing and
investigation. The provisions of the contract
labor law are not held, however, to exclude pro
fessional actors, artists, lecturers, singers, nurses,
clergymen, college professors or other profes
sional men and domestic servants.
The Asiatic exclusion test has been a source
of grave contention, particularly with the Jap
anese government but congress has wisely fol
lowed the guidance of the State department and
avoided framing the new exclusion law in lan
guage offensive to the sensitive Japanese. No
nationality or race is indicated by name, and the
exclusion applies only to residents of whatever
specified territory may exist between certain par
allels ost latitude and longitude. After the bill
had passed the house its language was modified
by request of Baron Chinda, the then Japanese
ambassador, and although a sensational story got
about to the effect that fresh objection to the
exclusion clause had been raised by the Japanese
government, this was found not to be true. Even
with respect to Asiatics the exclusions are broad
and include ministers or religious teachers, mis
sionaries, lawyers, physicians, chemists, civil engi
neers, teachers, students, authors, artists, mer
chants and travelers and their legal wives and
their children under 16 years of age. The new
law will not repeal the Chinese exclusion act
The section relating to the solicitation of
aliens to enter the country by transportation com
panies, owners and masters of vessels, etc, now
carries a heavy penalty ($400) for each offense,
and persistent violation of the law by a steamship
company will render it liable to the revocation of
its privilege of landing alien immigrants here.
Bad Teeth and Bad Eyes
-Itnr York WwrVr-
,' The marked increase of applications by young
men to join the army and navy is an encouraging
thing. Unfortunately, there is less cause for
satisfaction in the surprisingly large number of
rejections for physical unfitness. Thus of 276 ap
Itcants at the New York and nearby stations in
January for enlistment in the navy 221 were
rejected, and of the fifty -frve who passed only
twenty-seven took the oath. From February 1
to February 6 there were 230 applications and
twenty-two enlistments. Bad teeth figure as the
main cause of unfitness, together with poor eye
sight and defective bearing.
An army must have eyes and ears and a sound
digestion, and if these grave impediments to mili
tary service are to be removed the remedy must
be applied while the youth from whom recruits
are to come are yet of school age. But will any
pacifist consent to have the public schools ex
posed to this new menace of preparedness? If a
few hours of physical training weekly constitutes
militarism, what will compulsory dentistry and
eye treatment be but f rightfulness of some sort?
Yet what preparation have boys who carmot
see or hear wdl and who are rmderrronrished by
reason of their poor teeth for success in industrial
employment? It is not only that tbey are unfit
to be soldiers or sailors; they are also unfit to be
motonnen or engineers or to enter a hundred oc
cupations requiring physical fitness. The army
and navy tests reveal a serious defect that calls
for correction regardless of national defense.
. People and Events
Not the least of the causes delaying American
ships in home ports is the scarcity of wireless
operators. The submarine scare prevails in the
ranks of the radio men.
William Lorimer's partner in the banking
business in Chicago, Charles B. Munday, lost the
second round in the courts in his battle to keep
out of the penitentiary. The court of appears
affirmed his conviction for bank wrecking. The
case goes to the state supreme court for the
Your Uncle Sam now rivals John Bull in
possessing territory on which the sun never sets.
St.. Croix, in the newly-acquired Danish West
Indies group, is the eastern end and Bahtbac in
the Philippines the western end, or half the cir
cumference of the earth. Just as the sun is rising
on St. Croix it is settjng on Balabac
Two federal courts have blocked the moves of
Cuyahoga county, Ohio, to pinch John D. Rocke
feller for taxes on $311,000,000 worth of property.
The county needs the money. But John D. knows
the touch of Cleveland. He lived there in the
wayback days and still has a summer residence
there. His steady home, the courts find, is
among the Pocantico hills where Hudson scenery
discount the dreary reaches of Lake Erie.
Health Hint for Today.
Authorities claim that cancer of the
mouth may be cured in most caea by
diarontinuinK smoking; (that is. of
court;, if you are a smoker) having
your teeth put in order and faithfully
using a good mouth wash.
On Tear Ago Today In the War.
All single men in Great Britain
called to the colors.
Capture of Krzerum by Russian, of
Germans captured French positions
in Champagne and Alsace, for a total
of a mile.
Germany intimated her new eam
p&lgn against armed merchantmen
might be postponed.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
Manager ftheem of the American
District Telegraph company has re
ceived thirty-ttve blue jacket as uni
forms for the messenger boyB in his
charge. They were made to order
and some of them bear marks of or
namentation to distinguish the rank
of tho we.arer, which runs from cap
tain to private.
Thfl men of No. 3 engine house pre
sented James Delaney and his bride
with a handsome easy chair.
Ten young ladies presented them
selves for examination to be admitted
as teachers In the public schools. The
examining committee consists of W.
W. Keysor, Mrs. Sudborough and Mrs.
At a recital In the First Methodist
Episcopal church the following were
on the program; Mesdames J. T.
Clarke, R. W. Breckenrldge; Misses
Emma Fried, Nettie Vapor, Ullle
Chamberlain and Dr. J. M. Woodburn.
Captain Webb of Engine company
No. 3, one of the best and most fear
less fire fighters In the department
has suddenly made up his mind to re
tire from the service. He is succeeded
In the captaincy by George Wlndhelm,
who is also a reliable fireman.
Mr. and Mrs. 6. T. Smith gave a
dancing party at the Millard in honor
of Kansas City guests.
Miss Tressie Brickert, while draw
ing water from an unenclosed well at
the rear of her residence, slipped and
fell to the bottom, a distance of twenty-two
feet By clinging to the sides
of the well she saved herself from
drowning until she was rescued by
This Day In History.
1800 Emory Washburn, the last
Whig governor of Massachusetts, born
at Leicester,' Mass. Died at Cam
bridge. Mass.. March 18, 1877.
1804 Otis Tufts, who built the first
passenger elevators In this country,
born at Cambridge, Mass. Died in
Boston, Nov. 6, 1869.
1824 General Winfield Scott Han
cock, civil war commander and dem
ocratic candidate for president in
1880, bom at Montgomery, Pa., died
in New York, February 9, 1886.
1842 Juliet Corson, the originator
of cooking schools, born in Boston.
Died in New York City, June IS, 1897.
1876 Alexander Graham Ben filed
an application for a patent for a
1879 "Marseillaise" officially recog
nised as the French national anthem.
1896 Isaac P. Gray, United States
minister to Mexico and former gover
nor of Indiana, died in Mexico City.
Born in Chester county, Pennsylvania,
October 18, 1828.
1903 The president signed the bill
creating the Department of Commerce
1911 The house of representatives
passed the Canadian reciprocity bill
The Day We Cctebrate.
"Mogy" Bernstein is 41 years old to
day. His real name is Moses and he
started out as a newsboy and In charge
of the newsboys for The Bee, since
which time he has branched out Into
various lines of business.
Philip Potter, local manager of the
American Surety company of New
York, was born February 14, 1845, in
Baltimore. He was educated at Ho
bart college and -Brown university and
was in the mercantile buslnesB before
he located In Omaha in 1886.
Rev. Anna Howard Shaw, the fore-
most loader of the woman suffrage
movement in America, born at New-castle-on-Tyne,
England, seventy years
Florence Roberts, a noted actress
of the American stage, born In New
York City, forty-six years ago today.
Lieutenant Commander William C
Watts, the new judge advocate of the
United States navy, born in Pennsyl
vania, exactly thirty-seven years ago
William Shaw, prohibition leader
and general secretary of the Christian
Endeavor society, born at BalJardvlUe,
Mass., fifty-seven years ago today.
Israel Zangwill, celebrated author
and playwright born in London, fifty
three years ago today.
Charles F. Johnson, United States
senator from Maine, born at Wlnslow,
Me., fifty-eight years ago today.
Ttntoly Jottings and Reminders.
St Valentine's day.
Greetings to Arizona, the "baby
state," five years old today.
The senate and house of representa
tives will meet in joint session today
for the quadrennial function of count
ing the presidential elector vote.
Brigadier General George B. Scriv
en, chief signal officer of the United
States army, is to be placed on the
retired list today on his own applica
tion. Negro OTgarrixaticns In all parts ot
the country have arranged for a suit
able observance today in honor of the
centennial anniversary of the birth
of BYederick Douglass, the noted ne
gro leader and orator.
Storyetto of the Day.
Two men were in a dining car. or
dering breakfast The first one said
to the waiter:
"George, you may bring me two
fried eggs, some broiled Virginia ham.
a pot of coffee and some rolls."
The other said:
"You may bring me the same."
The secorfft man then called after
the waiter and remarked:
'Just eliminate the eggs."
In a moment the waiter came back.
" 'Sense me, boss, but Just what did
you all say erbout dem aigs?" .
"I said just eliminate the eggs."
"Yassa." And he hurried again to
the tiny kitchen.
In another moment he came back
once more, leaned confidently and
penitently over tne tame, and said:
"We had a bad accident .Jest afo'
we leave de depot dis morning', boss,
an' de delimtnator done got busted
off right at de handle. WiU you take
'em fried, as dl hyar gemmenf"
New York Times.
Suggestion for the State House.
South Auburn, Neb., Feb U. To
the Editor of The Bee: That the com
mercial organ iftatlona and the farm
ers' union occupy antagonistic posi
tions on the question of improving Ne
braska roads la only too evident- The
present disagreement promises only to
block highway development In any di
rection. We need a body of public
sentiment which can pan Judgment
upon these defined claims of equal
validity. There must be a view which
embraces ail of the conflicting inter-
en te if we are to have the mutual ad
justment and accommodation that will
be necessary for caxryiny out any
comprehensive scheme. The federal
and state appropriations should not be
entirely for the benefit of a few com
mercial highways and pleasure boule
vards. On the other hand the advo
cates of the ordinary dirt roads should
realize that these necessary avenues
of communication cannot satisfy com
pletely ail of the needs of the state,
The whole matter of a unified plan
for highway development is primarily
one of impartial expert opinion. Why
would it not be possible to request the
state engineer or some other similar
expert of the state government to sug
gest an extension program for the
building and improvement of Nebras-
Ka roads, permanent and other?
Speaking of compromise and par
tial co-operation among rival propo
nents, would it not also be advisable,
in view of the varying opinions as to
the appropriate character of the new
state house, for the legislature to au
thorize the governor to appoint an
unpaid commission to Investigate our
needs and possibilities in the way of
a capitol and report it to the next leg
islature? . JOHN HANNA.
Wore the Boys Over-Exuberant.
Omaha, Feb. 1L To the Editor of
The tiee: I beg leave to call attention
to the services held In the municipal
auditorium, but more particularly to
the conduct of Omaha High school
students, for whose benefit the enter
tainment was Intended. Yes, they
were out en masse, with plumage and
all.j&nd succeeded In almost queering
the whole service. Nut being satis
fied with giving a college yell, which
Is entirely out of place at a memorial,
they managed to keep all kinds of
discordant sounds, whistling, throw
ing buzzers out over the audience. In
fact, anything to annoy.
In justice to the two speakers I
wish to say the two eulogies pro
nounced on Lincoln and Washington
were simply immense and both mas
ter productions, equal to anything 1
have ever heard from that platform
and well worthy of better treatment,
and I hope if an inviation is ever ex
tended to these students again to take
part in exercises of this kind that all
the policemen In the city be included
in the Invitation, and needs be, the
standing army. If they are not old
enough to have pride enough to re
spect speakers who were Invited here
for their particular benefit it's an out
rage and a shame and on any other
occasion they would have been ar
rested. Old Grand Army men who were
anxious to hear the speakers had their
entertainment spoiled to a great ex
tent, and so much so that you could
see in their countenances that they
were greatly annoyed.
Rejoinder to the Traveling Men.
Omaha, Feb. 13.' To the Editor of
The Bee: Can I prevail upon your
generosity to provide me space to
come back in rebuttal on the triple
alibi presented by those three most
innocent and industrious traveling
men who have so courageously signed
their names to an article making a
personal attack upon me because I
defended a victim of man's animalism
and the insane system of society that
differs from feudalism only in name
and methods? I refer to P. G. Lewis
of Omaha, J. H. Rewell and O. D.
Yohe of Lincoln.
I shall not resort to personal feel
ing in this discussion because I know
that we are all victims of the same
system that produces liars, hypocrites,
thieves, murderers, prostitutes (female
and male). August Bebel in his book,
"Woman," tells of the time Just be
fore the fall of Rome when there ex
isted in that paradise of human
brutes (Rome) such a condition of
licentiousness that it spread over the
entire world as it was known at that
time. Men and women vied with one
another in acts of immorality. So
cieties were formed by men for the
practice of what was known as "Greek
love." We need not throw stones
at our fallen sister who through eco
nomic necessity has been forced to sell
her virtue, not to a woman, but to a
poor, resisting, innocent man.
I have too much respect now for
my mother, sister, wife and daughter
to accuse any woman of making her
body common property Just for lazi
ness or pure devilishness. The inher
ent good planted within the mother
breast makes this impossible, backed
up by the facts of the different Investi
gating committees who have proven It
has an economic basis.
Man participates in the bitter
sweets of woman, then he kicks her
down, down and down. Man once
denied that woman had a soul. Man
makes the law that punishes woman
for participating in the violation of
that law. Man has kept woman In
economic and political slavery. Man
has denied to woman up to a short
time ago the right to Join a union that
she might help better her working
Man establishes moral ethics and
the civil code to guide society, bnt it
Is a single standard. Men has always,
in fart, treated the mothers of the
race more like animals than human
beings and it stamps him as a moral
hypocrite and a social coward.
As to working conditions on the
road, H per cent of traveling men with
ordinary ability work only from five
to six hours. Any dub working longer
lacks ability to produce results. If
our friends work fifteen or sixteen
hours a day they either are new at
the business or they lack ability.
Ninety-five per cent of all traveling
men are always anxious to stop the
road at their earliest opportunity and
I deny they stay until old age, death,
or are killed.
I sold goods enough to satisfy th
boss, as my record of years on the
road proves, and still had time to he
devilish the same as the rest of the
Innocents. Steer clear of those trav
eling men who try to shame St An
thony. I will, however, qnalify my
previous statement to not apply to over
SO per cent of the married travelers
and 99 per cent of the single. 1
stopped the road because I married.
Is that a legitimate excuse?
JESSE T. BRILLHART,
1332 South Twenty-first street.
SAID IN FUN.
Mrs. Qu.wfu.' Thorn's one fotxl thin k
about our stria, John; tbey ar always !
POswmmmwL Quiverful (grimly) Tu ; they'ra toe ielf
poisjML I wUh they'd get somooa else
to possess them. Boston Transcript.
"Mr fortmts fs made."
Tw Just limnted an attachment to
conserve the eneryy expended upon sum
br the tienofrapher's Jaw -movement and
run a dynamo." Florida TUnaa-Unlon.
"Pop, do I
"Of course not, you foolish child.
ao yon ask tnatv
"Because In book they are always plow
Ins the ocean." Baltimore American.
Mrs. A- Don't you think you lose pa
tience with your husband on rather slight
Mrs. B.I have to provoke him some tl men
so that he will lose hts temper and then
irlve me anything I want so as to atone
for the war h has acted- Boston Tran
script. Mothr Toiir father didn't take his cold
bath this morning, did heT
Johnny Nope. I beard him kicking be
cause there wasn't sny hot water. Life.
cap tains have to be farm
HOCH DER CUPID!
Oh, tho month of February
Is a month of conquests bold,
By a daring little general.
Full of Intrigues manifold;
With an aim that's true and steady
From bis tried and trusty how.
His little darts go whizzing
And lay his victims low.
So peaoe league ever daunts him.
Nor talk of arbitration;
No neutral rights he'll recognise.
Nor bint of regulation;
He has declared his danger zone.
And all wbo venture there
Will be in danger from the darts
That perforata the air.
No matter what security
you reel, you're not oxerant.
Tho' fortified with features plain.
me io r tress ne ii attempt.
And tho' your heart is hard as flint
And you boast you are Immune.
A little arrow from hts bow
May shortly change yoar tana.
Some people say that bs Is blind.
This Genera Dan Cupid.
But, on reftectlon, you will find
This is a statement stunld:
When he seems to overshoot the mark
And some near tercet's sllehted.
tt does not prove that he Is blind-
Perhaps be s just as far-atgbted.
Now this month of February,
wnen tne boom or battle roars
In the sentimental universe.
Don t risk that heart of yours:
Don't go loitering and lingering
Too near that danger line.
Or you will soon find out that you
Are some one's valentine.
BAYOLL NB TRELE.
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