Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (March 20, 1917)
THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 1917.
The Om'aha Bee
DAILY (MORNING) EVENING SUNDAY
FOUNDED BY EDWARD ROSEWATER .
VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR
THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. PROPRIETOR. ...
Entered at Omaha poatoffico ae eeeond-cUai matter.
TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION.
Br Carrier. Br MalL
Dalle aM Sendee .. m mm. Mo Vnu. KM
Oatlr without Sunday w
Kreulne end SundM I 12 . !'S
Krentns witbout aoadar... Z 122
sundw Bet onlj "
lallj Hid Sendee Bee. mree l k BOanoa.............tlM0
Mend nrtl of cnenie of eddreaa or IrrafulerUr ta denrerj to Onto
Bee, ClreuleUaa DepertmeBI.
Rralt kr draft, mnm or portal ordw. OnW t-eent Mean to taken k
pun I of amaU aotoet in. Pereonal (boot, ouapt OK Owalia end
partem oacbanee. Pot aooopteS.
Omaha The Be, Bolli CWcojooyli'l Old BMUdtoa,
South Omehe-Ul St Me trbl ( ifl
Counoll Bluffa-4 X Mill I St. St. irel.-New B' of Qmmjm.
Lincoln LUUa Bttlldtai. fftehltigtoa ?2S Ufa St W. w.
Addnat eooamnrietfloM relating ta bowi and eottnrtal laMier to
Omaha Boa. Jdltonal Poeartaeont.
64,582 Daily Sunday. 60,466
Arena MrcateUno tor the mmOt Mbatrlkad end mm hr Dole
wtuiama, CIrcnIeUoa atnnaow.
Subecrieere havfcu 7 W", ve Th Bee aealla
ta) thooi u AeMreee dunged aa often as teMOe,
Now for bmlneti at asoalt
Those Russians have certainly bam "ruttrinT
Aa soothing; prcparatioa for ttia drouth of
Mar 1, aaawed dry-op of lawmatw i will help
fh ttweataoad rtrite ii offt Thank, Rtrrtle
tparH Bat w mat saw a law to proraot fatarc
threat. ' . ' ,.'
gbop vfadowa and th eafatoW agree that
orrAg ia hare. NW let aha ivaatner aoma in
od mala k taaanrmoaa,
"Jls abode of war ob forciaa aabtnatt reveals
flbar an inferior grade of woflnawnebip or a
feoff otr of political itt.
11 fc a fair eoneltrtvoa abet aha otter roral
attW of Europe kv not failed to observe what
Baa happened to Contra NteheW
Cabbed Mtarprlaa bloom down aaat a
njaw before. Near aompaale lannched daring
Wbaaaay rapraienta a total capital of 9281,811,000.
TWfcag tftaid narer aarrawlar, Mm railroad
' nioagaoa like At king of Fraaae'and men, boldly
'anoytoW tl tfaa kifi and thn inatatwd down
b4 worKMi produetioD ei gold In 19M h airt
tMaed at 78,000,000, Had tba ealeulatori h
uadad Oraaba real aaaata (tw aoort woaid top
tba hK bawoa matt.
Ktelrnate of Incoma reoefpta for ah year fort-
cast a total of $300,000,000, or abont two and a
half tfmea tba return for 1916. Wealth pay not
only tha fiddles, but moat of the band,
A Datah editor let off aoma aaeam by rarnark
ing that "a group of aonaoiencelei (tea brought
on thia war," and won a prison teritence. Blurting
out tha troth a dangarooa bttrmeaa abroad.
It la move than t aoiocident that Koaaiaaa of
greater Bberty "aftar tha war" thould ba hard
in roval guartara aa too aa Fetrograd frabbed
the apotllgbt TVa brattb of tear abate fba grfp
of "dlvma rfghtaff,"
Stateamaa faacmaMd by ka aharraa of gov-
eminent ownerahlp ahould give thoughtful itudy
to anapahota of delay mail printed in The Sunday
Bee. Al an eduaational foree a piotured fact puta
theory oat of aha running,
Tha Saw York World S itfll throwing fits
over tha fact that Senator Stona of Miuouri re
taine hit place aa chairman of the committee on
foreign relatione. But, I oar democrat!; tenator
from Nebraska, who h neat ba Una by aeniority,
ahonld be moved up, tha World would have the
tame ooaaaioa to throw Jaat aa anany fita.
A corraapondeat aria to make out that the tafe
of Nebraaka achool landt wa atopped in 1893
when, bacaute of drouth and financial deprecia
tion, there were no demand for the land. In
thia he It wholly mittakeB, for the law ttopping
the tala wat enacted la 1899 at the very time a
renewed demand wa becoming brisk. The law
waa enacted at a definite policy to keep tht achool
landa permanently in the endowment fund beeauae
of abtoluta aafety and tteadlly growing value,
rather then to mvest the aate proceedt m a
carkiet bringing only nominal Intereit return.
The Lines Are Busy
One hardlv needed the annual tatlttica of the
Bell Telephone company to know that tht tele
phone hat become easily the chief guide, con
soler and mend tor the largest number of peo
ple who respond to any public utility. That it
haa invaded every phase of our life, even to
figuring sensationally in real crime, at well at
in stage melodrama since no dramatic situation
ia now complete without the interruption of the
telephone bell, a much more etfectlve and blood'
ioned ominous knock at the door it to patent
that we seldom think of the wonder of the facta
that lie behind the daily handling of the ever
The figures are, Indeed, aomewhat ttaaserlna.
In 1916 the Bell company averaged 29,420.000
daily connections, at the rate of about 9,800,000,
MM a year a gain of about 700,000,000 in four
rears. The number of teteohonea in oneration
in the United States at this period totals more
than 9,000,000, as against 5,000.000 for all the rest
of the world, not excluding the scattered islands
of Oceanica. And if, as has been charged by
in exasperated fcurope, amazed at our mechanical
tfficiency, that we have a "dollar" or a "bathtub"
civilization over here, we certainly have a tele
As to development, naturally the stride hat
been one of the seven league-boots variety. With
the telephone still tomewhat experimental In the
late 70s, in 1880 there were 54,319 telephones in
the United States, we having the lion'a share
compared with the world at large at that time;
outside our bounds the phone was practically un
known until the late 80s. And while, of course,
the Bell leads with us aa alwaya in magnitude
and extent, ttill it is interesting to note that there
were in the United States recently over 32,000
systems and lines other than the Bell, the aggre
gate, however, adding but slightly to tha great
totals as to use. The Bell and its allied systems
still more than triple all other systems, the Bell
increasing its wire mileage alone by over 1,344,770
a year, making a total of 19,850,315 miles in use,
with 58 per cent of it underground.
Back of all these' figures, however, Is the fact
that the telephone represents service and that it
has become a necessity of our lives, a vital factor
in ail social and business relations.
The Lesson of the Threatened Strike.
The threatened railroad strike hat vanished,
but the conditions that make possible periodical
repetition remain unchanged.
There I nothing to ttop either the brother-
hoods or the railway managers from precipitating
another dispute today or next week or at any time
and endeavoring to force compliance with their
demands by seizing the business interests of the
country by the throat to make them bring pret-
sure directly or through the government to force
concessions from the other side.
There ia nothing to atop interruption of com
merce and stagnation of industry today or next
week or at any time by the paralyzing effect of
a mere threatened general railway strike.
There it, in fact, no way of calculating the
colossal damage wrought and the loss entailed by
the threatened strike which we have just escaped
to tell us what the cost of another similar expe
rience would be.
Will the American people sit tamely by now,
at they have heretofore, and allow thit arbitrary
power over the commercial life of the country
yes, over ita very national existence in a period
of peril such at we are in now without taking
obvious precautions against it reckless abuse?
This question, to our mind, summarizes the
lesson of the threatened strike wholly separate
and atid from which party it to reap the bene
fit of the settlement of the affirmation of the
Adamson law. Congress wilt be recreant to Hi
duty if It doet not at once, when it convenes, tak
up thia tubject and by law provide for a compul
sory arbitration between the railrosds and their
employei that will permanently relieve the peo
ple from recurrence of thit danger.
Senator Norrlt Invite RecalL
By letter to Governor Neville, Senator George
W, Norrit hat requested a special election by
which the votert of Nebraska should (ay whether
or not they want him to continue to represent the
state in the United State senate, and he agrees
to waive any technical constitutional rights he
may posses to make such a recall election
The occasion for this offer is the severe criti
cism of Senator Norris' part in the filibuster that
killed off, in th expiring hourt of congress, th
armed ship and plenary power measure asked
for by the president, which is evidently worrying
W agree with Governor Neville, at quoted,
that a mere straw-vote election on the question
whethsr the conduct of a senator be approved or
reprimanded would be useless and therefore need
iest, although for different reasons.
In th first place, no such vote, reflecting the
intelligent judgment of th electorate, could pos
sibly be had by May 1, at th tenator suggests,
and to which time he specifically limitt hit
In th second place, the vote would be con
fused on the mere question, "Shall the senator
be recalled?" and would not reflect the tentiment
of the votert for or against the filibustered bill
aa would a referendum on that particular
There is, of tourte, another way In which Sena
tor Norrit could tecure t direct and effective ex
pression which would let him know how he
stand with the voters of Nebraska. All ha would
have to do would be to resign and the duty would
then devolve upon Governor Neville to call a
special election to fill th vacancy in order that
the state might have its full representation in
th lenate. Senator Norris' 're-election, under
such conditions, would be t triumphant vindica
tion, Just a hi defeat would ba a signal repu
diation,' W do not advise thit count, however,
for it would not be fair either to him or to the
people of Nebraska to make the election of a
United State senator turn upon thit one issue
or upon thit tihgle item in the records of the
When (he time comes a year hence to re-elect
Senator Norris, or to elect someone else in hit
place, the issues wilt probably be wholly different
and the sober judgment of the people will be gov
erned by entirety other considerations.
Gravity of German Situation.
Germany haa given unmistakable evidence of
purpose to hold rigidly to the unrestricted use
of tha submarine in war. Three more American
vessels have been torpedoed without warning,
and a score of American live't may have been lost
aa a result. Th gravity of the situation thus
brought about admit of no doubt.
Without discussing th best cours to be
pursued In meeting th developments, it will be
well for Amerleant to admit that the danger of
dpen hottilltlel It becoming more and more omi
nous with each day. Th president and hi ad
viser certainly realise the very critical aspects
of our international relations, and are proceeding
with Caution and prudence that whatever action
finally it taken will be well considered in all its
bearings, Th time is passed for temporizing
without surrender of telf-respect, and a definite
policy must be adopted. If war may be avoided,
the outcome will be more than welcome, but the
worst thould be prepared for.
Adamtoa Lai la Upheld.
Reasoning that aomewhere must be found
power to end a serious dispute which involve
public rights, the supreme court, by close divi
sion, hat determined that power it vested in
congress. Therefore, the Adamson law is held to
be valid. This decision it not to be grasped in
it entirety immediately, for it amounts to an
extension of the police power on Its broadest lines
Into a new field. Hitherto wage contracts have
been held exclusively matters for private nego
tiation and state efforts at regulation have
atopped with fixing a reatonabte minimum tcale
for certain daises of workers admittedly at a
disadvantage in bargaining. The Adamton law,
for the first time, prescribe a minimum rate of
pay for men engaged in one branch of Interstate
commerce service, a new exercise of the legisla
Having this wage rate thus fixed doea not end
the controversy. Other classes of employe are
equally interested, while the electric railway men,
specifically omitted from the Adamson law, have
lost none of their rights nor are their claimt les
sened. These may be expected to approach con
gress in due time for an upward revision of their
wage scales. While the decision removet for the
present the threat of a great strike, it by no
meant eliminates all the perplexities of , the prob
lem. , ,
It it quite conceivable that the principle in
volved is capable of still wider extension and to
other classes of workmen. For this reason the
text of the decision will be closely studied, that
its effect may be understood
Uncle Sam ia th Caribbean
No. 2-Why We Bought Them
By Frederic J. Batkin
Charlotte Amalie. St. Thomas. D. W. I.. March
11. The night that the cable brought word of a
break in diplomatic relations between the United
States and Germany was a busy one in the offices
of the Hamburg-American Steamship company
here. Lights burned in the German establish
ment until 2 o'clock, and a large force was at
work. The next morning the offices did not open,
and it became known in St Thomas that all the
holdings of the Hamburg-American Steamship
company in the island had been sold to a Danish
resident for the sum of $175,000. It was said that
the property is really worth much more, nd that
the man who "bought" it could not raise $5,000.
He departed from St Thomas shortly after the
This transaction seems to have been merely a
ruse to save the German property from confisca
tion in case of war. It it a ruse that has been
tried before, and has not always worked. But
the so-called sale of the Hamburg-American' prop
erty to a St. Thomian, who supposedly is about
to become a citizen of the United States, taken in
conjunction with a number of other things, is
The case mav be stated broadly by saying that,
although there are very few Germans in St
Thomas, it is a pro-German island. There are a
few entente sympathizers here, and a good many
who do not say anything about the war, but a
surprising number of the native creolet are openly
and vigorously pro-German. The Hamburg
American establishment has been, in effect, a
diplomatic outpost as well s a shipping office.
There is no doubt but that Germany wanted
St. Thomas, and it is probable that the could have
Induced Denmark to cede it to her. The only
thing that stood in the way waa the Monroe doc
trine. Although she wat not prepared to defy
that famous policy, it seems pretty certain that
Germany was making friends in St. Thomat, ac
quiring certain vicarious influence there. The
strong pro-German sentiment that exists in this
island and the transfer of the property are about
the only facts that can be brought forward as
Jiroof of this, but there it also much rumor. It
s said, for example, that a few years ago con
cealed Stores and armt were found on the island.
It it also said that the real mission of two United
States gunboats, which have been cruising among
our new islands for several weeks, was a search
lor a German submarine base, laking into ac
count the sympathies of the St Thomiana and
the character of the Danish aovernment. it seems
probable that Germany would have encountered
little opposition if the had cared to establish such
a base or a secret wireless station somewnere in
this maze of islands. -
It is this state of affairs which most amply
justifies our purchase of the Danish West Indies.
St. Thomas U a strategically valuable island sit
uated directly upon many steamship routes lead
ing to our Panama canal. We do not need it
badly as a naval base ourselves, nor il it ideal for
that purpose; but to have it owned and fortified
by a hostile power would be most undesirable,
while to have the same power conducting secret
negotiations to gain control over It might be even
more dangerous. Hence it llprobably well that
the United State own St Thoma. Although
the price is high, it I lest than the price of on
For the purpose of a naval base and of forti
fications both the harbor and the island are not
all that could be desired. It is true that the harbor
has been described repeatedly a "splendid," a
"absolutely afe," and It has even been asserted
that it would accommodate the "navies of the
A a matter of fact, the harbor Is very small
and would not accommodate a large battle fleet
One man of wide experience tate that It will
not serve for anything mora than a submarine
base, and there seem to be general agreement
that the harbor Is too Small for an all-around
naval base. Then, too, we are negotiating for
a naval base on Fonseca bay with Nicaragua,
while ft haa been learned unofficially that both
of the principat parties in Santo Domingo are
now willing to concede the United States the
right to establish a naval base on one of the ex
cellent harbor of that island.
Adjoining the St. Thomas harbor is another
one of about the same size, having a maximum
depth of about forty feet and an average of nine
teen. It is connected with the main harbor by
a narrow, mud-choked passage. It is said that
Sir Francis Drake had thi passage blocked be
cause when h chased Spanish gallions into St.
Thomas harbor they always (scaped by this chan
nel between Water island and St. Thomas. At
any rate, the channel could easily be made pass
able again. ...
Estimates as to the value of the island for
fortification also vary. Some men who ought
to know describe It a Gibraltar, while others
say it is too large to be Ideal for defense. At
any rate, there is one point near the center of
the island from which large guns could reach the
sea in all directions. It seems probable that the
island could be made thoroughly safe, though
probably at much greater expense than a smaller
and more compact land mas.
Once again, most of the description art
wrong in saying that St Thomas had modern
coaling facilities. For many years all the coal
ing at St. Thomaa wat done with baskets carried
on the heads of negroes, and this hand-coaling is
all that ha supported ita population. Then the
West India company installed t modern coaling
plant Forthwith a hurricane came along and
ripped it all to pieces a catastrophe which waa
greeted in St Thomaa as a gift of providence.
They have been coaling with baskets ever since.
St. Thomas, then, as it appears to the inquir
ing layman, ia neither an American Gibraltar nor
an especially good naval base. It can doubtless
be made a serviceable unit in our system of de
fenses, but its chief value to us is that nobody
else haa it.
Shafts Aimed at Omaha
Tabl Rock Argus: The annual spasmodic
cleanup of Omaha is now in progress, with Mayor
Dahlman sitting on the lid. Ye godst Don't
that get your goat?
Oakland Republican. Now that four judges
have decided who is boss of the elevator in the
Douglas county court house, Omaha papers will
be able to devote a little more of their space to
other momentous matters.
Ainsworth Star-Journal: Omaha is planning
to keep their young boy population out of trouble
this year by planting every vacant lot to potatoes.
If every town in the state would do likewise,
Nebraska could reduce the H. C L. considerable.
Wayne Herald: We have learned of an
Omaha preacher who is evidently rich in material
things, and whose name is Holier, appropriately
such, no doubt He is offering a bushel of pota
toes to any one who can show him a verse in the
Bible mentioning a prodigal son.
Fremont Tribune: It would be a fine thing if
in om way we could settle it beyond cavil
whether vaccination i the only preventive of
smallpox and whether everybody thould take a
chance at vaccination aa a guard against the
disease. The revolution now in progress in
Omaha ia another example of an old trouble. It
is almost as bad at smallpox, and just as likely to
Lieutenant Governor Howard tells the reader
nf hia newsoaoer that one of the plans of the
Omaha combination in the senate calls for ad
journing the legislature without passing any law
at all to support the prohibitory amendment "I
am not authorized to speak for Governor Ne
vill," says the lieutenant governor, "but my good
opinion of him tells me that if such a trick as
that ohmtM Ko ttirnod thai Dovcrnor would call
an extra session immediately." Lincoln Journal.
Health Hint tor the Day.
Good advice to follow In the case
of influenza is to go to bed and stay
In bad until you are so well that you
do not want to stay there any longer.
One Tear Ago Today in the War.
German Zeppelin brought down by
French automobile gun crew near
Sixty-live allied airmen raided Ze
brugge, on Belgian coast doing great
Russian overpowered Austrlans at
Uaoleczko, on the Dniester river, after
a long siege.
In Omaha Thirty Year Ago.
Mr. John T. Clarke gave a dinner
at the club to Mr. and Mrs. Colpet
zer, the Misses Wadlelrh, Miss Ger
trude Clarke, Mr, Monroe and Dr.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. C. M.
McKenna on Lake street was raided by
a cailco necktie surprise party. The
"surprise" were Messrs. and Mes
dames F. E. Bailey, jr.; McBrlde, H.
A, Haskell, F. B. Baker. Joseph Red
man, George C. Bassett C. Woodworth,
William xiy, Joseph Hensman, John
Gannon, the Misses Minnie Collett
Dolll Bailey, lines Haskell, Maggie
Later, Mertle Baker and Messrs. F. E.
Pickens, George Bailey, Charles
Champlin, Harry Baker, William Nel
son and William Hunter.
A very enjoyable musicals was given
at Brownell Hall by Mr. Franko
assisted by Miss Balcome and Miss
The luncheon given by Mrs. O. G.
Hoffman was attended by the follow
ing; Masdamea Adolph Meyer, Ives,
Wakefield, Orr, Troxell, Knapp and
C. C. Qulggle, a brother of Mr.
Lizzie Wilkins. will arrive In Omaha
shortly to take up Ms permanent
Prof. Dworak waa tendered a birth
day party at Hoffman halt
J. L. Miles, a banker from Daven
port Ia., bought about 1 00,000 worth
of Omaha city property loans. He la
well pleased with Omaha and says he
Intends to loan a million dollars here
This Day In History.
1771 American troops entered Bos
ton following the evacuation of the
city by the British. .
U27 Subscription book for the
Baltimore A Ohio railroad opened.
1828 Henrik Ibsen, famous Norwe
gian dramatist and poet born. Died
May 18, 1801.
1844 Peter B. Porter, secretary of
War under president J. Q. Adams, died
at Niagara Falls, N. T. Born at Salis
bury, Conn., August 14, 1771.
1868 Commodore David Conner,
who commanded the American naval
forces In th war with Mexico, died
in Philadelphia. Born at Harriaburg,
Pa., In 1783.
1863 Willie Lincoln, second son of
the president and Mrs. Lincoln, died
In the White House of smallpox.
188S Btoneman'a raid In southwest
ern Virginia commenced.
1905 England arranged with Italy
to have the latter assume the pro
tectorate of Bomaliland.
109 Colonel Duncan B. Cooper
and his son Robin were found guilty
of killing Senator Carmack of Tennes
see and sentenced to twenty years' im
prisonment, The Day We Celebrate,
i Harry G. Jordan, vice president and
treasurer of the Byron Reed company,
was born March 20, 1844, in St Louis.
He came to Omaha in 1888.
Charles L. Dundy, who Is just 4S
today, got his legal education at the
University of Michigan and previous
to going Into private practice was
with the law department of the Union
Paclflo for nearly twelve years.
Dr. Charles W. Eliot president
emeritus of Harvard university, born
In Boston eighty-three years ago to
day, Thomas Cochran, who arrived In
New Tork virtually penniless sixteen
years ago and Is now a partner In the
firm of 3. P. Morgan A Co., born in
,St. Paul forty-six year ago today.
Rt Rev. David H. Greer, Episcopal
bishop of New York, born at Wheel
ing, W. Va- seventy-three years ago
J. Franklin Fort, ex-governor of
New Jersey, now a member of the
Federal Trade commission, born at
Pemberton, N. Y., sixty-five years ago
Meldon Wolfgang, pitcher of the
Chicago American league base ball
team, born at Albany, N. Y twenty
seven years ago today.
Joseph Boehllng, pitcher for th
Cleveland American league base ball
team, born at Richmond, Va,, twenty
five years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
Beginning of spring, according to
A dinner Is to be given at the Na
tional Arts' elub in New York City
tonight in honor of the eightieth birth
day of William Dean Howells.
Prof. Richard Green Moulton it to
deliver the oration today at the an
nual spring convocation at the Uni
versity of Chicago. i
Th annual convention of the Iowa
society of the Daughtera of the Amer
ican Revolution open at Dee Moines
today and will continue until Friday.
The Georgia legislature has been
summoned to meet In special session
today to consider a "bone-dry" bill
and a deficit of 180,000 in the confed
erate pension fund.
The railroad situation as It pertains
to the lumber business, the establish
ment of credits and grades of lumber,
are the chief topic to be discussed at
the annual convention of the National
Wholesale Lumber Dealers' associa
tion, opening today at Pittsburgh,
Storiette of the Day.
It was a Pike county woman who
Indited a note to the teacher concern
ing the punishment of her young
hopeful. The note ran thus:
"Dear Miss : You rite me about
whlppin' Sammy. I hereby give you
permission to beat him up any time
it la necessary to learn hia lesson. He
la just like hie father you have to
learn him with a club. Pound not
ege into him. I want him to get it
and don't pay no attention what hia
father aays I'll handle him." St
BEAUTIFUL LITTLE BLUEBIRD
Boasunn Utile lltoklrd.
In row voice X taosr
Somathlnf kind and dea
Somathlne raoajllnf the story
OI smut routAial days yoatorraar.
Baantlfol llttl bluebird. ,
Swoot ploaamres you brine
To no ovry spring
flwoot ploaouros of Juvontlo slorr,
Whlc only I toot whoa yoa sing.
Boaotlful mil HaoUr.
Waon X know no wrong,
. tt was your aama song
s That now again (bloat orfortorr!)
Makos mo tor more happtnaas long.
Omaha. WILLIS HUDSPETH.
Farmers' Union for the Union.
Lyons, Neb., March 18. To the
Editor of The Beei I would like to
have a place In your paper to express
to the public tne farmers' union as
a quotient In this strike situation.
To say that the farmers condemn
the subversive and unpatriotle move
the united trainmen are taking la plac
ing it very olacld. In this time of such
acute conditions, it Is a curse to the
nation and every naturalized citizen to
play the part of dictator. We have such
In any man or union that gets up and
demands of his fellow men to the ex
tent of jeopardizing life and property.
We have the best conditions on this
earth, each and all. If I should com
pare the Income of a trainman to a
farmer at the present time, you
would readily see the farmer would
profit a great deal faster at an eight
hour money guarantee than he now
does. The farmer Is unionizing Into
one of the strongest unions in exist
ence, and the reason lies in the fact
that he can no longer stand for the
demands of these other unions.
The last week has given us a great
example of the curse on a nation, in
a congress, that doea not stand back
of our own national pride. We should
be proud as republicans, democrats,
populists and socialists, to stand united
under the Stars and Stripes. Does
the union of any kind, the trust of
any kind, or a disunited congress
stand for this great principle? It
Is one of the most unpatriotic and
ill-advised things that oould happen
to our republic for any citizen or
union to stand In the light and drench
our flag In the fount of those spilling
their life blood in the cause of the
Brother trainmen unions, conveying
the heart of the great farmer's union:
At this time of national need. It Is a
curse for you not to stand with all
unions and do your best to unite
America so that a national en
emy dare not say no to any of our
A. M. A FARMER,
Rejoice Over Russian Revolution.
Imperial, Neb., March 19. To the
Editor of he Bee: Great events
create great emotions; if they are sub
lime, they are worthy to be expressed
so that someone else may also en
Joy them. No greater event except
the present war happened in the last
hundred years and perhapa more,
which will affect the human civiliza
tion more than the present revolution
In Russia, which overthrew the most
despotic government the world ever
Millions of liberty-loving Americans
today can't wholly realize the Impor
tance of this change In the affairs of
the Russian people. No people on
earth, no nation in the universe is
more glad, could be more glad, than
the Jewish nation, because no nation
In the present world crisis suffers
more, weeps more,-moans more, will
ing to die more to save themselves
from the Inhuman persecution than
the Jewish nation. Life In Russia Is
unbearable for all the people. To
suffer was the fate of all, but no one
nation suffered so much as the Jewish
nation. Rivers of tears, lakes of blood
have not dried as yet forever it will
This salvation, if true, is an unde
scribable Joy to all freedom-loving
people. This is another Indication
that Innocent blood and tears can nev
er go to waste without creating good. I
wish all liberty-loving people extend
across the sea our hands to congratu
late the new light of freedom.
DR. BENJAMIN ISRAEL.
Proposed Sale of State School Lands.
Spencer, Neb., March 17. To the
Editor of The Bee: The Bee asserts
that there la no reason for changing
the law of 1888, withdrawing the
school land from sale. The reason for
stopping the sale waa that in 1893 no
one wanted to buy land. Today every
body wants to buy land; that finan
ciers consider the proper time to
sell. On the other hand, those want
ing to hold the land are, first those
where the land is already sold and
paying taxes, and they want besides,
a share in ours while we are robbed
of the tax, and, second, the cattle bar
ons who are leasing the western school
land for 2 or 3 cents an acre. The
state average Is 13 or 18 cents. Boyd
county leases average 43 cents per
acre, exactly per cent on the mini
mum, 87 an acre. None would sell
so cheap and much would bring $50.
Six oer oent on this would bring 13
a year. G. W. WHITEHORN,
P. S Has the state more right to
be landlord of a farm than of a ho
tel? Note: You are mistaken as to date
of change In the law. It was en
acted in 1899. If the state became
owner of a hotel by gift or bequest it
certainly would have a right to be the
What Alls Night High School?
Omaha, March 19. To the Editor
of The Bee: It seems to me that a re
port from the schol board on the ses
sion of the night high school, Just
closed, is due the taxpayers of Omaha.
T o.m In heartv sympathy with a 11b-
eral policy toward our educational In
stitutions ana l oeueve ins eventual
high school Is worthy of our support
But If the report made by a student
recently la correct and I think it Is,
the management must be seriously at
The student referred to said that
for several weeks past his classes had
only from four or five to eight or ten
In attendance. He wae certain, also,
that classes other than those which he
attended had numbers equally small.
Some classes that he had heard other
students speak of had but two or three
It seems that the number at the
beginning of the term were from
twenty to thirty or greater, but in a
few weeks members began to drop out.
with the result that for several weeke
the whole plant has been operated
for a number of pupils ridiculously
small. Think of teachers being paid
full salary for conducting classes of
such microscopic proportions.
Let us have a report of attendance,
number of teachers employed, janitors,
fuel and lights. Not a report of aver
age attendance for the term, but By
weeks and by teachers, showing Just
what numbers each teacher had for
each week and the pay received by
If the management haa not been
business-like, then put some compe
tent person in charge next year.
Tht afsnt marched up the front atcpt
and fan the door bell briskly.
"Good morninff," ht Maid, bowing politely
to the meld who answered hie ring. "Is
the lady of the house engaged?1'
"Not bow," responded the new maid
brightly. "She ueed to be, but ihe got mar
ried more than a year ago," Philadelphia.
Minister. Daughter (after church) I
don't suppose you nottced It, papa, but Mrs.
De Style had on Another new hat
Her Father I sometimes fear, my child,
that the milliners are more responsible for
attendance than th ministers. Boston
tft HUSBAtfe Uk6S ME 1t
COOK dOASTBEEF AND X UKE
MAKE A HASH
"Pop, you're always kind to tiilmali. ain't
"I try to be. son. We should all be kind
to animals, particularly afflicted ones."
"Well, tell me, pop, hows' that poor
blind tiger, Out Banire iays his father says
you went to last night?" Baltimore Amer
She Tom, dear, I have at last discovered
that I love you.
He An, you have heard, then, that my
uncle has left me 90,000. '
She Sir, after that remark we must part
forever 1 heard It waa S 0,000. Boston
"Tak It away I Take It awayl" said th
editor, handing the amateur poet's poem
baok to him.
"What's the matter? Why are you so dis
"Tak It awayt Tour meter f so leaky
that I'm afraid to tackle it without a gas
You Can make Excellent Cake
with Fewer Eggs
Just use an additional quantity of Royal Baking
Powder, about a teaspoon, in place of each egg
This applies equally well to nearly all baked
foods. Try the following recipe according to the
CREAM LAYER CAXZ
s tooopom ore! aaMaf tWtar
H cop alwrtontsg
I tooapooa flavoring
1 ra oarar
I r milk
Itaaapoofia Rorol Baking
t tablooawmo ahortoQlog
1 tooapooa flavoring
' Make 1 Large a-Leytf Cak
DniKCTIOtrS Croom fheaaoit and ahortonlnt togotnor.tnw nti la thoaog.
After oiftlng tho floor and ftoyol Baking Powdor together two or threo ttmaa,
add II all to ihe miatoro. Orotuollr add tho mils as boot with opooa sntll
torn hove omeoth pour batter. Add tho flevorfng. Poor Into grooood layer eoko
Ilea and bako In amodorotolyhetoeottfortwentpmrnoteo. Thia eake ta boot
baked la two lo.watitttogotnOffwhberoaAflUlag and apraad with whhaletrjg
maul from Crtam of Tartar, derived from (rapes.
No Alum No Phosphate
Persistence is the cardinal vir
tue in advertising; no matter
how good advertising may be
in other respects, it must he
run frequently and constant
ly to he really successful.
Powered by Open ONI