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    THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 1917.
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' CONVICTS IN JOLIET
PRISONJN REVOLT
'Jive Buildings Are -Fired and
Troops Called to Drive Men
Back to Cells; Sev
eral Wounded.
. Jolict.'.llr., J line 5. Serious rioting
among convicts at the state prison
here- broke otu this morning. Five
. buildings were sc; on fire. Two com
panies of national guardsmen were
called to assist in quelling the dis
rbance. ,The. -prison is oh tlic outskirts of
tlie'c'ity.' Ihree fire companies which
responded to tlie alarm met opposi
tion from ,tli convicts, who used
bricks and tools stolen from the im
plement 'bouse 'as -'weapons. There
are shout 1,200 convicts , and fiftv
guards. ....
- .t'i.(.' Calls tor Troops.
The situation soon got beyond con
trol and Tempprary Warden Bowen
telegraphed to Governor Low-den for
the troops. -
For same time thcie has been re-
forts of lax discipline at the ori
on and conditions were the subject
of a recent investigation by a legislative-
committee. .Warden Zimmer
resigned some time ago to accept an-
stner position in Chicago, bis home.
His successor hat not been appointed
and Mr. Bowen has been acting tem
porarily. Yesterday, in the interests
ot discipline, he instructed that here-
after' no visitors except relatives
would be admitted to the grounds.
. This is said to have resulted in the
disturbance. .
Soldiers' Use Bayonets.
A I battle between convicts and
guards was proceeding briskly when
the soldiers arrived. They were or
dered to hold their fire, and although
outnumbered nine to one, they began
an orderly attack with bayonet! and
clubbed rifles. In the courae of the
f-ghting Peter Water, a guard, was in
jured. Captain H. E. Ridgeway of
Company E was attacked by a big
.regro. , l .
There was a terrific encounter for a
.moment, until the soldier knocked his
assailant unconscious with, a - blow
trom his pistol.
' Drovt Convicts to Cells,
The first work of the soldiers was
to clear the convict away from the
blazing buildings sq that the firemen
could work. This was duickly ac
complished. At 11:14, three hours
after the trouble started, the convicts
had not been subdued but, the sol
diers were making steady progress
in neraing tnem toward the cell
rooms. J. he infantrvmen were in
structed iiot.to shoot, unless -to ave
Two Buildings Destroyed.
At 1 o'clock all but 200 of the pris
oners had been retqrned to confine
ment. The 200 were atill'iti a corner
of the yard idefiant. Soldiers were
not allowed to injure them and were
jeered by the convicts.
' The flames were under control, 'hut
two buildings, the 'paint' shop and
chapel, had been destroyed. Three
convicts and two guards were injured,
uui iiui seriously.
LITTLE DISORDER
AT REGISTRATION
ANYWHERE IN U. S.
(Continued From Fata Oaa.t ;
thj precincts are-closed on the Paci
he slope.
Then more-time must elapse while
these figures are being transmitted to
the state capitals. The governors
have been instructed not to transmit
any partial returns of their states to
Washington, but to hold all returns
for a complete report That will en
tail another delay.
For the reason that partial returns
will :be misleading and possibly do
injustice to some patriotic commun
ity,' War department officials have ap.
pealed to all newspancrs to publish
: nothing but complete returns for com.
parison with the official estimates of
what the registration for given locali-
'ties should be.,
! Early Rush at New York.
New York, Tune 5. Called to their
duty by whistles on factories and the
shipping in the harbor, New York's
young men thronged to the regiatra
tion places early, standing in lines
outside the booths when work began
at 7 o'clock.. , The, booths were
guarded by policemen and members
of the Home Defense league, and in
districts peopled by foreign born
classes federal agents and city de
tective! patroled the itreets, and in
... armories 10,000 National Guardsmen
were kept on duty, while the regulars
were held in readiness in the army
poits about New York, but the first
two houri of registration passed with
so reports of disorderly conduct.-
Rain at Kanias City.
Kansas City, Mo., June 5. Regis
tration ' proceeded throughout Kan
sas City and the surrounding territory
today tinder adverse weather condi
tion!, and rain falling intermittently.
Reporta to federal and local authori
ties here were that the work was
going ahead speedily and without dis
order. -
I. W. Wi. Making Trouble.
Lansing,' Mich June 5. Governor
Sleeper today ordered a squad of Na
tional Guardsmen rushed to Negaunee
nearby mining town. Reports from
j Negaunee said that International
Workers of the World agitators there
were threatening to forcibly oppose
registration.' ' '
;s- Italian Is Arrested, " J .
San Francisco, June 5. Vincent
Ferrero was the first man arrested in
San Francisco today, for attempting
. to interfere with registration. He
was taken into custody in the Italian
: district of the city by a United States
ecret service operative, who accuted
r-errero of-- attempting to incite a
crowd of italians to resist registration:
American Squadron
Is at Rio Janeiro
Rio. Janeiro, Monday, June 4.
The Chamber of Deputiea voted to
day on the motion of Deputy Mau-
ricio Lseerds to authorise the ca
bling of a message of congratula
tions to the congress of the United
States on the arrival of an Ameri
can squadron
Washington, June 5. The fore
going dispatch from Rio Janeiro is
the first published information of
. the steps in the plan of relieving
British and French cruisers in the
waters of the Western Hemisphere
with American warships.
For the presjr.t the Navy depart
ment withholds further information
or comment upon it.
iicFoUTLINE
TERMS OF PEACE
All Conquered Territory Must
Be Bestored and All Dam
age to Invaded Re
gions Paid For.
Paris, June 5. By a vole of 453 to
53 the Chamber of Deputies in secret
session has adopted a resolution de
claring that peace conditions must in
clude the liberation of territory occu
pied by. Germany, the return of
Alsace-Lorraine to France and just
reparation for damage done in the in
vaded regions. The resolution, which
was accepted by the government, also
tavors the creation ot a league ot na
tions for the maintenance of peace.
The resolution reads:
"The Chamber of Deputies, the
direct expression of the sovereignty
of the French people, salutes the Rus
sian ana omer auica democracies ana
endorses the unanimous protest which
the representatives ot Aisacre-ujr-
raine, torn from France against their
will, have made to the national as
sembly. It declares that it expects
from the war imposed upon Europe
by the aggression of imperialist Ger
many, the return of Alsace-Lorraine
to the mother country, together with
liberation of invaded territory and
just reparation for damage. -
, ".Far removed from all thoughts of
conquest and enslavement', it expects
that the efforts of the armiei of the
republic and its allies will secure
once Prussian militarism Is destroyed.
durable guarantees- for -peace and in
dependence tor peoples, great and
small, in a league of nations mch as
has already been foreshadowed.
"Confident that the government will
bring this about by the co-ordinated
military and diplomatic action of all
the allies and rejecting all amend
ments, the chamber passes to the
order of theday. .
Speaking of the resolution, Premier
Kibot said:
'This resolution affirms our national
sovereignty. It declares that in
democracy like ours, there can be no
secret diplomacy. French policy is
the policy of frankness and clearness."
MOB ATTACKS MAN
WHO MAKES PRO-
GERMAN REMARK
(Continued From Pat OnS.)
Ensign took to his heels and ran
down Farnam street, with several
hundred men folloiwng, croying:
Lynch him: hang him to a tele
phone pole."
, . Soldiers to Rescue.
The crowd was gaining'on the fugi
tive and at Fifteenth street he dashed
into the Missouri Pacific ticket office.
A dozen or more of his pursuers were
at his heels and were on top of him
as soon as he got thrugoh the door.
He was knocked down and was being
roughly handlded when a squad of.
soldiers arrived.
The Guardsmen held the crowd
back until the police arrived,, when
Ensign was loaded into the patrol
wagon, considerably the worse for
wear, and hurried to the city jail.
Call Issued for More
Negro Army Officers
Chicago,'June 5. Aoolicants for en.
rollment in the reserve officers train
ing camp for negroes at Fort Dei
Moines have not come forward in suf.
ficient numbers to fill the Central de
partment's quota. So far 157 men
have been certified for admission to
the camp and thirty-eight places re
main to be filled.
EXPECT ANOTHER BIG
DRIYEBY BRITISH
J All Signs on West Front Point
j to Resuming of Offensive
i on a Tremendous
Scale.
i
(-aaoclatril Vtr War fcutnmnrj.)
All the signs which herald a great
offensive arc reported from the Brit
ish front in France, and everything
points to the near approach of re
sumption of fighting on a great scale
on the western front.
The thunder of the British guns in
creases day by day in volume, while
trench raids and other fcintings for
position multiply in number.
The most interesting feature in the
meager official reports is tlie repeated
announcement of a tremendous artil
lery duel in progress around the little
Belgian village of Wytschacte, about
five miles south of Ypres. From this
point as far south as the fanious Vimy
ridge, thirty miles awav. the euns are
roaring day and night, apparently in
dicating that General Haig has chos
en tin wide sector for his next big
blow.
In this connection it is recalled that
General Maurice,, director general of
military operations, predicted some
weeks ago that the next British offen
sive would be on a vaster scale than
any which preceded it. , i
Austrian! Beaten Back.
Rome, June 5. (Via London.)
Aiasswi attacks by the Austrian on
the Italian lines south of Gcrizia from
JJesse Paili to the sea have been re
pulsed after severe fighting. The ltal
tans not only succeeded in stopping
the Austrians between Castagnavizza
and Jamiano, but by counter attacking
even succeeded in taking advance po
sitions in this sector, the war office
announced today.
Italian Losses Heavy.
Vienna, Monday, June 4. (Via
London, June 5.) Increasing activity
near Jamiano, on the front above
Trieste, where several Italian attacks
were repulsed, is reported in today's
omciai statement, wnicn says:
"It is evident from a careful esti
mate that the Italian losses in the
tenth Isonzo battle surpass alt the
previous sacrifices of the enemy. In
the course of the nineteen days of the
battle at least thirty-five Italian di
visions were engaged in the first line,
so that along a front 'of forty kilome
ters nan ot tne Italian army attacked.
ne enemy s losses in killed or
wounded positively surpasses 160,000
men. Moreover, we took 16,000 pris
oners, making the total Italian losses
16UW0 men.
"For his part, the enemy occupied
Mount Kuk and the .destroyed village
of Jamiano, which gains hardly justify
the cry of victory on the second an
niversary of the war with Italy. In
disputably success remained ours."
Sioux Falls Young Men .
Out jn Crowds to Register
Sioux Falls, S. D., June 5. (Special
Telegram.) More than 2,000 of the
young men of Sioux Falls between
the ages of 21 and 30 registered to
day, the registration including all
men of this age, there being no at
tempt on the part of any eligible to
evade registration.
There was not the slightest dis
turbance throughout the dav. In
honor of the occasion the entire city
was decorated in the national colors
and during the afternoon, business
generally was suspended.
At 7 o'clock this morning." when
registration commenced and attain at
3 o'clock this afternoon, when a great
patriotic paraae started, every factory
whistle and church bell sounded.
I hroughout the afternoon and eve.
ning the streets were crowded with
flag-draped automobiles and the side
walks jammed with people anxious to
pay tribute to those who have signed
their names at the call of the country.
J. U. Sammis of Sioux City was
the chief orator of the day. Robert J.
Gamble, former United States senator,
spoke. -
Many Subjects Will Come
Before Real Estate Board
The Omaha Real Estate board will
meet for luncheon at the Commercial
dub rooms Wednesday noon. Liberty
bonds, cantonment camp sites and
many other topics for discussion await
this meeting. Some communications
from other boards are to be read.
Flam also will be discussed for reore.
sentation at the national convention
at Milwaukee thia vear.
American-Born Chinese
; Would Enlist in Army
New York, June 5. Philipp Kee,
a Chinese interpreter at the Ellis
iBianu immigration station ana pro
prietor of a Chinese restaurant, hai
recruited 690 American-born Chi
nese for service in the United States
army, it wai announced here today
oy u. Murray tiulbert, a repre
entative in ennffrnaa nhn haa jn.
Y troduced a bill which would permit
the government to accept the unit
BUY A BOND
SLOGAN HEARD
ON ALL SIDES
(Continued on Pv Two, Column On.
by individuals and business firms to
talliiiK $1,478,600.
T. C. Byrne presided and Tohn L
Kennedy conducted the oral campaign
iur suuscnpcjons.
Following is a list of subscription
dim ineir sunscr.Ders
Agents, first
75,000
62, 000
25,000
26,000
10,000
1M0O
6.000
MOO
CiMariy Picking company for tm-
ployra .,'
Dr. t C. Allison
Byrne & .Umiiier : .
Ueoffce IJoaglwnt
If, C. Hoatwlik
Fir Insurance
moetlng
John J. Kennedy
A WyomlHat man
Ptr' Trust company 100,000
M. E. Smith A Co it. ina
Paxton & Gailmrher 25,000
fltamlnrd Oil company 200,000
10,000
6. 00 ft
50,000
2M00
MOO
6,000
6,000
1,000
1.000
1,000
1,000
Rome Miller
Nebraska-lout Steel Tank company
Oaorg- Roberta
Ovo flAiim
K. I,. HchanU
J. H. Welmw
C C. Grorge
Herman Petera
Vflliraaka.-Iowa Grain company.,,
I'ralrle Mfe Insurance company,,
Nbranha Seed comDany
Lion Bonding company 10,000
KherlUan Coal company , 100,000
Liggett Pan tori um ,ooo
Oeorge Hoagland. perionally 26,000
flam ReoB 10,000
Union Pacific employea 12,600
John L. Kennedy, additional 6,000
J. h. Rrandela St Bonn 26,000
J. L, jRrandeli employe! 26,000
Hayden Broi 60,000
l.ee Huff s.ooo
Fairmont Creamery company 60,000
IuIge .Mr Hug a 10,000
Arthur Mullen 6,000
H. H. 1 Raldrlge 6,000
J. K. Hush ton, personally 10,000
LoeColt-Andreeaon company 10,000
Paxton Gallagher 26,000
Boebe Sc Runyan ..." 10,000
-Milton Barlow, personally ,,,,,,,, 6,000
Wllllarn Newton 6 000
Arabella KJmball 6,000
Helmer Nlelaen 6,000
Iilveetock Insurance company .... 6 000
rinnt t wuneimy 10,000
Guarantee Life Fund, company ... 16,000
Mr. and Mra. T. R. Kimball 6.000
Wholesale Men'a association 60,000
V. E. Smith St Co 36,000
M. Hplesburaer St Knn at nnn
Jay Burns Baking company ooo
numo UMiiauy company , 6,000
Caliper H, Tost, personally ... 6,000
Paul Bk Inner personally 60,000
Real Estate board ., 25.000
W. T. Auld 100,000
Total
Results of Loan Camnainn
Gratifying. Says McAdoo
vvasn intrrntv inn .tssrrtirv aF
j,,.- T . ' -tr . a . . J 7.
the results of the Liberty loan ram.
paign tnus lar -fiaa been immensely
grauiying ana tnat "it there is no
let up in the work success is certain.1
tended that the tentative allotment
ot the bonds among the federal re
serve districts ana various cities an
considered as representing maximum
requirements.
"I regret to find," he added, "that
there is a disposition to stop the cam-
naicn inr further aitharrintinna affw
cuy nas rcacneu ine tentative allot
ment. There should be no cessation
of the work. It is imperative that the
loan snouia De lareeiv over-sun
scribed.
Capitol Lodge of Masons
Buys Some Liberty Bonds
Capital Lodge No. 3. Ancient Free
and Accepted Masons, at its meeting
on Monday night, voted to ourchase
ot LiDerty bonds. Uther lodges
Will follow this lead at their meetings
during the week.
Ihe .Nebraska grand lodge, now in
session, had the matter up for con
sideration, and it is understood will
make a large subscription to the fund,
MINNESOTA
The Home of tht North Wind
- Minnesota's climate averages ten
defjrew cooler than Nebraska in mid
summer. 10,000 lakes, great foreata.
rood hotels and boarding houses, and
the finest fishing in America. Easily
nd tconomically reached and most
njoyed. Ask P. P. Bonordern, C. P.
4 T. A, 1622 rrnam Street, Omaha,
lor Ire folders and full information.
Consolidated with
: Raymond's. (
Get Your Grafonola
at Either Store
All the Newest
Records
Now in Stock
Slake this your
week to buy r.
Grafonol
JW
You can suit yourself at either of our store and make
your own term of purchase.
Pricei range from.
$15.00 to $200
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Wait Until the
Telephone Bell
. - . Stops Ringing
Party line telephone sub
scribers occasionally report
that as they begin talking
another person on the line
will Interrupt, as though he
too had been called.
This trouble occurs be
cause the party called re
moves his receiver from the
book before the bell stops
ringing.
If the receiver Is lifted be
fore the bell stops ringing on
a party line the ringing cur
rent will flow through the
bell of the other party on the
line, causing It to ring.
Ptrty line subscribers
should not lift the receiver
from the hook until the bell
stops ringing. Otherwise the
other party on the line will
be annoyed.
MEDICAL OFFICER
FOR U. S. CABINET
Dr. Mayo, in Address to Physi
cians, Makes Sanitation
Work of National
Importance.
New York, June 5. The United
States should in the near future have
a medical officer in the president's
cabinet, in the opinion of Dr. Charles
ii. Mayo, of Rochester, Minn., as ex
pressed tonight in an address before
the annual meeting here of the Amer
ican Medical association, of which he
is president. In his address Dr. Mayo
asserted that in thr
medical service has assumed an' im
portance such as it never has before.
"The old army hospital gangrene
is a thing of the past," declared Dr.
Mayo. "A knowledge of the care of
infections, prevention of tetanus, vac
cination fnr amallnnv artit ,,rUnlA
, r ...u VK,wro,
the cause and prevention of typhus,
rne oia camp lever, also cholera, the
plague and fevers of all sorts, includ
ing the nrw trnrh (nrn, le a ...,;..
ing requirement of the army medical
officer, and results in the restoration
to duty of a high percentage of the
injured. i
"We mitat aiH in oil W -,tl .1.
vate the general standard of, and con
serve, the American citizen. Prohibi
tion is a war measure the value of
which is beyond discussion. Medicine
has reached a period when alcohol is
rarelv enmlnvH n a Amo h;nn- Re
placed by better remedies.' Alcohol's
omy piace now is in tne arts and
sciences. National prohibition would
be welcomed by the medical profession.
"It is most fnrtMnatp that- n,,
medical servirp tc in tn tinnric nf
three of our ablest men, Surgeons
General Gorgas, Braisted and Blue,
and we must laud the work of the
ffeneral medical rminil ,,nrir ti.A nkiA
directorship of Dr. Franklin Martin."
Anthracite Coal Prices
Are Lower at the Mines
Washino-lnn T,.r,fl Irflr -r .l-
, .-uiuiu ui uic
Federal Trarl rrmm,ce;n i
- --t .u.u...u,.uii vw
anthracite coal prices are succeeding,
the commission announced in this
statement:
"The producers of a great propor
tion of anthracite tonnage are selling
'heir outputs at moderate prices so
that high premiums charged by a
number of operators during recent
weeks are beginning to disappear.
In lis pffnrta tn ,nc,,VA .1
I consumer gets anthracite coal at mod-
prices rne commission is requir
ing operators to report weekly all
orders accepted, toeether with the
prices for the same. As a basis for
publicity, within the powers of the
commission. nrnHnri
ing secured from any operators who
continue to maintain uniustifiahlv'
high prices. Agents are in the field
keenmir in rlnc tr...u ...:.u
prices, so that distribution and prices
are being traced all the way from the
mine to the consumer."
(
Miss Townsend Returns
, From Cleveland Schools
Charlotte Tnwn S.nH h.,.1 -( .1.-
public school medical department, has
returned from n
studied medical inspection in schools.
MOTHERS' PENSION
LAW HELD INVALID
Saline County Judge Declares
Statute U n c o n stitutional;
Seed Advises Appeal to
Higher Tribunal.
(From a Staff Corraapondant.)
Lincoln, June 5. (Special.) The
county judge of Salme county has de
clared the mothers' pension law un
constitutional anvri rkarUa V Rartl,
of Friend has called upon the attor
ney general ot tne state tor an opin
ion upon the matter.
The attorney general advises that
in view of the construction of the
law bv tile rntmtv iurlcr that an
peal be made to the district court of
saune county ana it necessary a fur
ther appeal to the state supreme
court.
"A rational and reaannahu in
struction of the act," concludes the
attorney general, I "must necessarily
lead to the rnnrlnainn that th
is not void, notwithstanding it might
have been worded better. It is a good
and wholesome law and we should use
every means at our disposal to see
tHat it is carried out and enforced."
President Tells Veterans
Why Union Was Preserved
Washington, June 5. Veterans and
visitors in Washington by the thou
sands for the twenty-seventh annual
reunion of the United Confederate
Veterans joined today - to giving
President Wilson a great ovation,
when he welcomed the soldiers of
Dixie to the capital and told them
that the country was beginning to
understand, that one of the purposes
of Providence in keeping the nation
united was to meet the opportunity
now before America to fight for lib
erty and mankind.
The president's declaration ''that
the day was one of gladness, because
of the sacred memories and of a re
dedication of a united country to
these principles that have made
America great among the nations ot
the earth, was greeted by the veterans
with a rousing cheer.-
The hall was filled with thousands
an dtwice as many more had to be
turned away. While waiting for the
president, the crowd cheered confed
ate leaders and expressed its appreci
ation of old airs of the south played
by the marine band and sung by
groups of gray-jacketed young
women from Portsmouth, Va.
THOMPSON BELDEN 6, CO.
VApasiionConfprbrlibmpn ,
tttabttjIiH) Hit
Wednesday
The Linens Go on Sale
It's quite impossible to quote prices because each piece
is priced according to the damage done.
The Sale includes Scotch and Irish Damask
Cloths and Napkins in matched sets, Hem
stitched Linen Luncheon Sets (Cloths and
Napkins), and Fine Linen Towels.
All were purchased in September, 1915. Present
prices are 50 to 75 higher and like qualities are
unobtainable. t
Fire and smoke damaged these linens in a
fire on May 20th in the Government
Bonded Warehouse, Omaha.
One trip to the tub and they are as good as new
You'll not have another opportunity like this.
The prices will be lower than one could possibly hope
for you'll not be disappointed.
8:30 Wednesday Linen Section Main Floor
A June Sale of
New Millinery
Beautiful Hats suitable for now and the sum
mer season
50 Trimmed White Milan Hats,
50 Matron Hats, unequaled values,
New White Satin Sport Hats,
Wednesday, $5.00 each
- 100 New White Milan Cushion Brim Sailors,
$3.50 to $7.50. .
Second Floor
Does the Lutheran Law Requiring Separation of Church
. . 1 aO m 4 am W
ana orare rermit tributes to the Kaiser While
Preventing the Expression of Patriotic
American Sentiment
A Doctrine That Is Part Treason and Part Anarchy
The following editorial will appear in the next
Issue of the Omaha Nebraskan:
In the explanation made by the Kountse Me
morial Church Council aa to its failure to pass the
patriotic resolution offered by Mr. Eobt. L.
Young, it is said that the Lutheran lawa require
the separation of church and state. But this re
quirement did not restrain the pastor, Mr. Baltz
ly, from attacking the American cause and sneer
ing at the president. It did not restrain the pastor'
from paying, in a sermon, an extravagant tribute
. to the world's murder-master-general the
kaiser. Strange is it not that this Lutheran re
quirement operates to restrain patriotic expres
sion towards the United States, but does not
' operate when words are to be spoken in the
. kaiser's behalf?
Those members of Kountze Memorial Church
who are blindly following their pastor, Dr.
Baltzly, along his treasonable course, are led to
believe that he is a man of large intelligence. If
he is really as much interested in preserving his
church as he is in-vindicating his own foolish
conduct he cannot be a man of superior intel
ligence, else he would recognize the fact that
through his course he is paving the way for the
dismemberment of his church.
In the latest statement issued by the church
council and written by Dr. Baltzly himself, it is
said, "Each one in his citizenship stands for him
self before the government, just as each one in
his religion stands for himself before God."
It is difficult to reconcile the claim that Dr.
Baltzly' is a man of large intelligence with such
a piece of loose thinking. It is not at all true
that "Each one in his citizenship stands for him
self before the government, just as each one in
his religion stands for himself before God." In
America every man may worship God1 according
to the dictates of his own conscience. But when
it comes to citizenship and to loyalty to govern
ment, certain set rules are provided. Our laws
do not and could not specify just how man
should worship God or even that he should wor
ship him at all They do, however, require man
to support the government, sometimes by paying
taxes, sometimes by jury service, sometimes by
military service, and always by compliance with
the rules of conduct called laws and by loyalty
to the government itself.
It is the doctrine of the anarchist that "Each
one in his citizenship stands for himself before
the government." If that doctrine were accepted
then every man could determine for himself
whether or not he would obey a particular law
or whether he would pay a particular tax or
whether he would render military service.
The law specifically grants the privilege "Each
one in his religion stands for himself before
God." It specifically withholds that privilege with
respect to citizenship or government. Even the
alien who has not sworn allegiance to our gov
ernment must obey its explicitly defined rule,
of conduct while he is here.
Dr. Baltzly could, if he is so desired, spread
the seeds of atheism among the members of his
church without violating the laws of the land.
- When, however, he sows the seeds of disloyalty
' among those members and seeks to make his
church the nesting place of treason he cannot
justify himself upon the American principle that
"Each one in his religions stands for himself be
fore God."
In religion la man may be Catholic, Lutheran,
Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist, or of any other
denomination; or he may be atheist. But when
it comes to American citizenship he must be
one-hundred per cent American whether in
peace or in war. He cannot "give comfort to the
enemy" by traducing his country's cause, sneer
ing at its war as "Wilson's war" and declaring
that he will not co-operate with the president of
' the country which gives him protection and -
; quires of him certain defined duties.
Gentlemen of Kountze Memorial: In following
Dr. Baltzly, you are following a blind leader. The
only safe leader in these days is a man who leads
along American lines. Your pastor does not lead
In that direction. The statement he drew for you
and to which yon subscribed would be, so far as
its definition of citizenship is concerned, cheer- ,
fully signed by every anarchist in the land.
Don't you think that you can render better
service to your church by making an honest re- '
tirement from the false position into which your '
pastor has drawn you? He stands for a doctrine '
that is part treason and part anarchy and the i
champions of such a doctrine cannot long sur-"
vive the tide of American patriotism that is j;
steadily rising in Nebraska.
- RICHARD L. METCALFE.
THE OMAHA NEBRASKAN an American paper, published every Thursday, price
.w per year, mo oranaeis i neater Burning, umalut, Nebraska.