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    THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY. JUNE 28, 1917.
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56,469 Daily Sunday, 51,308
Ararat atroalauoo for toa owotoa aaoaonood aad aawa la Of Daltka
Willlama. Clroulailoa Wuiaaar.
Subaarlbara laavtaf the city aboula bava Tha Baa nallea)
ta til ana. Addraaa cha&fa aa oltaa as raeueetaa).
American troopt in France, and all's well I
Tha strike il off. Jup. Fluviui in on the job
to stay. '
Trimming the people in war time it bound to
become a dangerous business.
Some people savt their hides by dodging re
cruiting offices; others store them until the tan
ners come scrois.
King Alcohol has mighty few friends in Wash
ington, where the atmosphere is not favorable to
royalty just now.
Reports from Nebraska potsto pitches indi
cate that liveliest hopes will be exceeded by the
facts. ' Speed the day. '
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Attorney General Reed is finding out some
thing sbout the intent and scope of injunctions,
and that may help some.
If money makes good Its talking reputation
the Liberty loan and the Red Cross outpourings
acclaim a national ratification.
Among the flowers that bloom In the summer
none surpass in popular esteem the blossoms on
the bonnet of the swelling spud.
If the main troublJ about excess hides is due
to long hair, manifestly the packers should install
a first-class tonsorial department
' The great importance of the task' before ex
emption boarda is all the more reason why even
handed justice should guide decisions.
A dearth of Fourth of July orators Is reported
in several quarters. The purifying influence of
war may not be as visionary as it looks.
Omaha may not get the cantonment, but it
wilt be pretty hard to make the home folks think
it was lost because of inferior qualifications.
During the corn-making sesson at lesst, pa
triotic Americans will cheerfully forego a place in
the son and welcome the shady aide of the street
From the north to tha south end of the na
tional capitol is short hike, but the trip affords
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lanii.ica ivi u.u, itipj ait ". nui iiipj y wi-
dential bees. Ask Champ Clark.
Premier Venizelos, the Greek statesman whom
Constantine cast ott, returns to rule the Hellenes.
And Constantine is not among them. Thus doth
the mills of democracy grind on.
Government officials told the coal operators in
plain words whither they were heading. The
situation called for emphatic warning. Those
failing to heed pile up trouble for themselves.
The proposed new ward map of Omaha
will look much better than the irregular and con
fused arrangement now existing, but it will take
"the boys" some time to get themselves reor
ientated. .
A 34 per cent increase in Nebraska's corn'
acreage may not sound so very big, but it means
more than 100,000,000 bushels added to the totat
yield, which may make the figures seems the more
impressive, -
Six of the suffragists who made themselves
obnoxious in Washington prefer to go to jail
rather than pay fines, a choice they will be per
mitted to carry out with little comment by their
countrymen.
The official footings of registration gives Ne
braska a total pf 118,123 eligibles, of whom 64,595
claimed exemption. The boards about to pass
upon these claims can aafely postpone summer va
cations for several weeks.
The Idealists
-WaahittttM Poat-
The passing of "Dynamite Johnny" O'Brien
at the age of 80 terminates a career crowded to
the full with exciting adventures. He told all
about them in his memoirs published a few years
ago, including the- account of the shipment of
dynamite 19 Cuba, which gave him the name.
But the sist of his career is based on the fact
that from early youth he succeeded at all times
in being strictly unneutral. 1 here are other men
like that and all nations have been contributors.
American liberty was largely due to their predi
lections in this respect, it was tooiisn tor the
voung Lafayette to leave a young wife and child
to come to this country, but he came. The aame
was true of Kosciusko, rulaski and others, ta
mund Burke was fairly unneutral during the revO'
lution. Carl Schurz managed to get on every
side of the political fence in his day, but no one
questioned his sincerity and no one doubts where
he would be lined up now. The world has a way
of honoring these names. '
The truth is that no man with real insides can
keep from taking aides. The kind that do take
sides are the true pacifists, so devoted to their
doctrine that they are willing to fight for it at
the drop of a hat It may be said of "Dynamite
Johnny that he was paid for his work. So he
was, in measure. But he gave back more than
he received. We, too, made money from Europe
in the early stages of the war. Before it is over
we will give it all back willingly and much more.
America is full of "Dynamite Johnnies" in em
bryo. Moreover, their number wilt be increased
from now on. No truer word has been said than
that by the president that this is the last great
war in which neutrality will be possible,' even
for a moment It may be that all of the results
desired will not be achieved. Nevertheless, ideal-
lam will aim high to that end. The only low aim
will be at the enemy who stands in the wsy. .
AMERICAN TROOPS IN FRANCE.
The meager announcement from France that
the second contingent of American troops had
safely been landed is confirmation to the public
mind of a movement all had felt was under way,
but none cared to discuss because of the injunc
tion of silence.
The United States actually is engaged in the
war now, its armed forces being present on the
field as well as on the waters, and alt its tre
mendous energies and unlimited resources are
devoted to the consummation of the task it has
assumed. No longer is there doubt as to our
purpose nor of our ability to send our soldiers
across the Atlantic, Old Glory in on the battle
field once again.
Our promise to the world is that liberty shall
not perish. That glorious ideal for which the
best and bravest of men have stood through all
the ages, which has found its highest develop
ment on our shores, will be msintained. Stricken
France, desolated Belgium, sorely strained Eng
land, devoted Italy and struggling Russia will
take heart now, for the greatest reservoir of men
and material in all the world has been tapped
and from It comes a flood of relief that will not
be stinted or measured, but will flow without re
serve until democracy is saved from threatened
destruction and the future is made secure.
Behind "Black Jack" Pershing and his men
is a nation, one hundred million strong, whose
prayers, hopes, treasure and lives are pledged to
his mission, and he cannot fail.
Control of Oversea Commerce.
One of the most important moves by the
United States in connection with the war has
just been taken, the president naming a board
that will be charged with the oversight of ex
portation of goods of any kind from American
ports. This is a direct outcome of the war, the
result of a peculiar situation which requires un-
uiiual action. President Wilson explains briefly
the purpose in the following statement:
"The free play of trade will not be arbitrarily
interfered with. It will only be intelligently
and systematically directed in the light of full
information with regard to the needs and mar
ket conditions throughout the world and the
necessities of our people at home and our armies
and the armies of our associates abroad."
Much of the inflation in prices which has In
duced sch oppressive conditions in this country
has been due to speculative buying among na
tions neutral in the war, but active in commerce.
These have asked for American products far be
yond their own normal requirements, with the
Intent of selling sgain. Americans have not been
alone in gsmbling in necessities, looking to gain
undue profits through wsr conditions, and for the
protection of the consumer, both at home and
abroad, this must be checked.
Shipping shows the tendency in direction of a
general holdup of the commerce of the world. It
is openly charged that a million tons of neutral
bottoms swing idly at anchor in belligerent ports,
waiting for higher freight rates. Enormous profits
already obtained have only stimulated a desire for
more and the exorbitant demands of the vessel
owners will have to be met just as other attempts
st extortion are being met With the United
States properly organized and equipped to deal
with these modern pirates, something may be done
to remedy a situation that has become intolerable.
Missouri Pacific on Its Own Ftet. .
Omaha has a peculiar interest in the announce
ment that the Missouri Pacific-railroad has passed
from the hands of the receiver into the control
of its owners. Details of the reorganization plan
were long ago discussed and need not here be
recounted. The important fact is that tha great
railroad system has been restored to usefulness
and nnder the conservative management of the
new company It will be permitted to so operate
as to better serve its patrons, It is a most Im
portant connection (or Omaha to the southern
part of the country, into which the products of
this region are going in ever-increasing volume.
Locally the new arrangement may permit of an
easier adjustment of several matters that have
been In state of suspense between the railroad and
the city. The Missouri Pacific is an indispensa
ble link in the great transportation system of the
central west and should be of untold service to
the region it traverses.
Soft Words of No Avail.
The North German Gazette Is an ably edited
newspaper, to whose words real importance must
be attached. Therefore its conclusion, that the
United States has entered the war for the pur
pose of protecting its loans to Great Britain,
France and Russia may be fairly taken as in a
measure expressing views held by thinking Ger
mans. It does not matter that this is entirely
wrong, for the important thing is that such asser
tions will have great effect in discrediting our in
tentions among the populace of Germany. It is
not enough that we send over copies of the presi
dent's address; the German government has a
very ready answer to that in the argument pre
sented by the North German Gazette, the effect
of which must be to solidify the support of the
nation back of the kaiser. Hope of ending the
war by means of propaganda of the sort proposed
by the pacifists is vain, for aoft words will not
turn aside the sword of a warrior in so desperate
a fight as that now being waged. Deeds most be
relied on to determine the outcome and on them
must rest our hopes.
Showman Barnura ia no more, but his spirit
animates the war grabbers. "Make money," said
Phineas,"honestly if you can, but make money."
The same thought in different form is expressed
in the letter of a coal mine president produced
at the trial of indicted coaV men in New York.
"We have the world as a plact to put the coal,"
he wrote, "and are in elegant position to get the
very topnotch price for the stuff we have." The
modern version of Barnum's motto lacks much in
terseness, but there is nothing the matter with its
gripping reach.
Scarcely a day passes without bringing to
light schemes of plotters, anonymous threats and
bomb discoveries, all designed apparently to dis
tract public attention from the big tasks on hand.
These outcropping of alien malice are less im
pressive than the fact that few succeed. The
vigor and certainty of federal prosecution instills
wholesome fear among spies and plotters.
"They are all doing it," or words to that ef
fect, was the only excuse a coal magnate could
give congressmen for boosting fuel prices 75 to
100 per cent As a sample of profiteering candor
this takes the blue ribbon. ; ; .
U-Boat or Airplane?
By Frederic J. Haskin
Washington, June 25. Will the U-boat or
the airplane win the war?
So tar the U-boat has had the advantage, ow
ing to its ability to operate in all kinds of westher.
The sirplane is handicapped by thick atmosphere.
Now, however, summer is here, with long
stretches of clear skies, affording excellent op
portunity for flying. Already the duel has be
gun. Vive 1' airplane I
It is obvious that the side which develops the
greatest number of efficient airplanes is going to
have a considerable advantage. Indeed, the in
vention of a super-airplane by either side would
undoubtedly throw the victory to it. The sir
plane has already accumulated various improve
ments during the war. It has added to its speed
and to its weight-carrying capacity, while it has
benefited by several changes of engines snd appa
ratus. At the beginning of the war an aviator
could photograph the enemy at no more than
1,100 feet; now very good photographs may be
obtained at 5,000 and 6,000 feet
The United States in entering the war at this
stage has the benefit of the Allies' three years'
experience. We know, for instance, without fight
ing three years to find out, that the airplane may
prove the decisive factor in the war. Thus the
sooner the United States can manufacture air
planes and get them over to Europe the nearer
the defeat of the Germans. At least so argues the
National Council of Defense, which is taking care
of our military problems. Thousands of airplanes
and trained aviators are to be part of our con
tribution to the war. It is estimated that the
French and British governments are each turning
out over 4,000 airplanes a month. The United
States is going to turn out a like number as
soon as the machinery geta going.
' Even the National Council of Defense, how
ever, must await the action of American demo
cratic legislation before the plan may be put into
effect There is no use getting impatient Con
gress must discuss the wisdom of the measure
and prepare extensive reports before the legis
lative machinery even starts. The president Tin
asked for six hundred million dollars for air
craft and someone is almost certain to oppose
the appropriation of such a large amount. There
must be something left in the treasury for United
States postoffices.
Aside from the question of helping the Allies
the United States needs aircraft. For a long time
we have had practically none. It must be re
membered with pride that the airplane is an
American invention or perfection. In 1903 the
Wright brothers took out a patent on the first
practical heavier-than-air machine. Subsequently
they offered it to the government for $100,000.
The government was not interested. The Wright
brothers therefore began to develop it on their
own account, incidentally acting as an inspiration
for the whole of Europe. By 1911 the large coun
tries of Europe all had their aerial fleets attached
to the armies, while the United States govern
ment was just beginning to realize a sad mistake.
Even then, however, no effort was made to
increase our aerial facilities. At the beginning of
the war we had three airplanes for the army and
three for the navy, but the atmosphere had to
be in unusually good condition before they would
work. At the same time Germany and England
had over 100 each.
Now, at last, in the third year of the war, we
are waking up, rubbing the sleep from our eyes
and suddenly discovering the enormous impor
tance of the modern airplane. A few months ago
the War department ordered a few American army
officers to Canada. The officers went directly to
Borden, Ontario, where the Canadian govern
ment maintains one of its four aviation camps.
The officers made notes on everything they saw
and then they visited one of the Canadian techni
cal schools. As a result of what they learned
aviation has now been introduced into numerous
schools and universities, which include the Uni
versities of California, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Mas
sachusetts, Cornell and the American Institute of
Technology. Students taking the aviation course
afe to spend six months learning the scientific
end of flying, its foundation and theories. Then
they are to enter government aviation camps.
So we are getting in line. The navy is experi
menting with wireless by sirplane and the coast
defense guard is planning a system of aerial coast
defense. American airplane factories are pre
paring to supply the government orders to
be shipped to Europe as soon as congress pro
vides the money. We plan to have 50,000 ait
planes, with aviators and mechanics, to send
against the Germans. We have set out to an
swer the question, "U-boat or airplane which?"
In the right way.
Right Kind of Censorship
, Philadelphia Ladiar
How la information calculated to give "aid
and comfort to the enemy" being conveyed to
Germany from the United States? The newspa
pers are not at fault; they have scrupulously ob
served, almost without exception, the requests
of the government It may be doubted if spies
in the government departments have much to do
with it. There is a much simpler explanation.
The mails and the cables to Europe are atill un
censored on this side. That task is left to the
British censorship. It is a task which none but
ourselves can adequately perform. An interesting
Washington dispatch in the New York Tribune
points out why. In the first place, much mail for
neutral countries does not pass through British
hands. German aympathizera here are cut off
from direct communication with Germany, but
they can send any newa they please through
Mexico or Spain, for example. In the second
place, the British censorship cannot in many
cases discover the true nature of messages which
comes from the United States. Unless there is
something plainly suspicious about them they get
through. The subtler forms of information can
be detected only by American investigators.
If, therefore, news regarding the movements
of our warships and similar confidential matters
is reaching German officials, the explanation is
sufficiently obvious. Large numbers of Germans
in this country are unwatched and unregistered;
they have every means of knowing all that is
going on. No doubt the majority of them are
perfectly loyal. But this is no reason for giving
them the opportunity to be disloyal if they desire.
Those who have nothing to conceal cannot ob
ject to a censorship of their correspondence,
since all citizens alike will have to aubmit to it.
There is something distasteful, of course, in the
idea that letters, sent out of the country must be
opened and read. But many things must be tol
erated in war which would not be tolerated in
peace. We are courting disaster so long as we
let those who would do us injury have a free
hand.
Food Saving Day
-Now York World-
Herbert Hoover's plan to make next Sunday
a day for special consideration of the problem
of food conservation, a "Food-Saving day" on
which to devise means for conserving food for
ourselves and our allies, should receive hearty
support, as it must On that day in all American
homes attention should be given to economical
food consumption as it affects the family and to
personal measures taken in every household "to
save the waste and win the war.
This is a patriotic movement in which every
body can join to help the country by helping him
self. It involves no expense and only a negligible
amount of self-denial and makes possible through
individual economies an enormous collective sav
ing. In the United States there are more than 21,
000,000 families. If by each one of them a pound
of meat or a pound of flour is saved from the gar
bage pail every week it is a matter of easy cal
culation what the effect would be in offsetting
either a shortage of crops or an access of exports.
This is the wsy to win the war and rout the
food speculators and its adoption now demands
none of the hardships of war rations. The date
set falls suggestively near the anniversary of in
dependence. Why cannot it also be made the
day of a new emancipation from habits of food
waste and from servitude to the food gambler?
aayta-aaag Jg JT
Proverb for the Day.
Don't swap horses while crossing a
stream.
One Year Ago Today In tbe War.
Turks drove back Russians In th
Caucasus.
Rusalan drive on Koval halted by
ths Germans.
Italian forces recaptured Poslna and
Araiaro.
French made further gains near
Thlaumont.
In Omaha Thirty Yean Ago Today.
Colonel C. 8. Hlgglns furnished a
sumptuous spread for seventy-five or
eighty Knlghta of Pythias at St. Cloud.
Frank L. Reeves has received the
contract for building a hay barn for
th Union Stock Yards company at
South Omaha. The new building will
b constructed of brick and Iron and
will be fireproof. It will be located
on the ground where th old barn
stood, which was burned' down a few
months ago.
William H. Washington and Miss
Kittle Condon of Omaha were licensed
to wed by County Judge McCulloch.
S. P. Morse, dry goods, 18X6 Far
nam, when asked his opinion, stated
that he thlnka the ball grounds are
a preferable Sunday resort to the beer
gardens and approves of the game; H.
A. Thompson of Thompaon-Belden, dry
goods, takes no Interest In base ball
Sunday or any other day, while S. A.
Orchard had nothing to say on way
or th other.
A meeting of th Contractors' Pro
tective association was held at Clark's
hall, Henry Llvesey, president, occupy
ing th ohalr.
General and Mrs. Dandy and family
have vacated thetr residence on Park
avenu and will be guests of the Mil
lard hotel for a week, when the fam
ily expects to go east for th summer.
Mrs. Adolph Meyer and son have
gont to Spirit Lake, la., where they
will spend some weeks. They will
b Joined by Mr. Meyer and subse
quently visit Mlnnetonka.
This Day in History.
1774 A mechanic of Plymouth,
England, perished In an undersea
craft of hi own Invention, being the
first reoorded victim of submarine
navigation.
1776 British fleet under Sir Peter
Parker made an unsuccessful attack
on Fort Moultrie, Charleston, S. C.
'1814 United States eloop-of-war
Wasp captured British sloop-of-war
Reindeer In the English channel.
1836 James Madison, presldont of
the United States during the war of
1812, died at Montpeller, Va. Born
at Port Conway, Va., March U, 1751.
1880 General Joseph E. Johnston
was appointed chief of the quarter
master's department of th United
States army.
1863 Confederate advance called
back by General Lee to concentrate at
Gettysburg.
1892 United States battleship Texas
was launched at Norfolk.
1898 General Merrltt departed for
Manila to tak command of the Ameri
can forces.
1914 Archduke Francis Ferdinand
of Austria and his wife assassinated
at Sarajevo, Bosnia, by a Serbian student
The Day We Celebrate). 1
N. H. Loomla Is 66 today. He was
before he came here a prominent at
torney in Kansaa City and Bine May
1, 1908, has been general solicitor for
the Union Pacific.
Harry S. Byrne, with the Foster
Barker company, is Just 39 today. He
la a graduate of Johns Hopklna uni
versity and studied law at the univer
sity of Maryland.
Frank A. Agnew, well known on the
South Side, was born June 28, 1858,
In Illinois. He graduated from the
law department of the state univer
sity of Iowa and has been practicing
law in this country since 1896.
Lieutenant Colonel Munroe McFar
land, member of the general staff
corps of th United States army, born
In Maryland fifty years ago today.
Dr. Alexis Carrell, celebrated
American medical scientist, now en
gaged In war work in France, born
in Franc forty-four year ago today.
Lyman J. Gage, former secretary of
the treasury of the United State, born
in Madison county, New York, eighty
one years ago today.
Otis Skinner, one of the foremost
actors of the American stage, born at
Cambridge, Mass., fifty-nine years ago
today.
Sally Crute, well-known actress In
motion pictures, born at Chattanooga,
Tenn., twenty-aeven years ago today.
Patsy Cllne, prominent lightweight
pugilist, born In County Longford, Ira
land, nineteen years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
In some quarter it is predicted that
King Haakon may ask the Norwegian
Parliament to declara a state of war
against Germany when it convenes to
day. One thousand delegates are expected
In Milwaukee today for th opening of
the annual convention of the Wiscon
sin stat organization of Christian En
deavor uniona
President Livingston Farrand of the
University of Colorado, who ha been
named by th Rockefeller Foundation
to direct a campaign againat tubercu
losis In France, ia to be the com
mencement speaker today at th Uni
versity of Michigan.
A conference of the various national
and state women' war relief socle
ties and patriotic organizations has.
been called to meet in New York to
day by Mrs. William G. Brown, New
York state chairman of the women's
committee of the Council of National
Defense.
Th Sigma Chi fraternity, which In
cludes among lta members Brand
Whltlock, George Ade, Booth Tarklng
ton and many other men of wide
prominence, is to open Its annual na
tional convention today at Washing
ton university, St .Louie.
Th present first class of the United
States naval academy at Annapolia Is
to b graduated today, a year ahead
of th uaual time. In order to provide
additional officers for th United State
fleet of submarine chasers. Th 200
members of the class are to b com
missioned immediately a ensigns.
Storyette of the Day.
She entered a downtown cigar store,
and th clerk left a regular customer
to wait on her.
"I want to get a birthday present
for my husband," h began.
"Yes, ma'am," agreed the clerk. "A
box of nlc clgara, now"
"No, Indeed!" h Interrupted,
firmly. "1'v raad enough funny-paper
jokes about the kind of elgars a
woman buys No, I want to buy him
a pip."
"Certainly. What kind of a pip
would you Ilk to a?"
"On suited to a man about 43,
though he doesn't look ao old aa that
five feet nine inches tall, rather stout
and with dark hair and mustache."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
How the Dog Fools His Master.
Omaha, Jun 26. To th Editor of
Th Bee: Th shep-kllling dog ha
been known to ao so many smart, de
ceptive things In connection with his
sheep killing that h cannot bo classed
a an Idiot a crazy loon, or a silly.
Ignorant fool. On th contrary, th
old aheep-kllllng dog is what might be
classed In his Una of depredation, an
expert. He haa been known to be at
home at bedtime, and there th first
thing In th morning, comes crawling
out from under the porch when his
master gets up at daylight, seemingly
all right after a quiet night's rest.
But in the meantime he had been sev
eral miles away and engaged In a ter
rible slaughter of sheep, not always
by himself, frequently with associates.
Dogs have been known to engag in
this bloody butchering elaughter of
heep and escape detection for a long
time, owing to their skill In destroy
ing all evidence that might lead to
their detection. They have been
known to go to a stream of water fol
lowing their murderous attacks on a
flock, wash themselves clean of blood
stains, roll In th grass to dry off, go
home and when traced down on sus
picion appear to have a clear case of
alibi until some little feature of evi
dence such as finding a few fibers of
wool between their teeth, or a blood
tain on soma part of the hair that
had not been removed, aettled the evi
dence of guilt.
There Is but one remedy, one cur,
one meana of protection for the sheep
owner; one spark of hope in the prose
cution of this business; on assurance
to satisfy the investor, and that is
legislation for the government of the
dog In each stats that engages In the
sheep and wool lnduatry. The dog
cannot be left to bt a trespasser at
his own will, he must submit to re
straint the same as any other prop
erty, other live stock and his owner
must be held responsible for damage
that he may do to personal property.
Tha dog I personal property, listed
and taxed under some system of as
sessment, per head moat likely.
The wolf la a predatory animal and
must be dealt with accordingly,
hunted down and destroyed and aome
system of bounty or reward must be
provided from public funds to en
courage this work. The dog tax
properly applied will afford the funds
to pay tt on the grown wolf and then
frequently leave a nice balance for the
county schoo) fund and publlo road
fund or other features of public need.
G. W. H.
"What I Voted For."
Omaha, June 2S. To the Editor of
The Bee: Replying to the short let.
ter of Jesse T. Brlllhart, I will say
that he Is very badly mistaken when
he says that I voted for the present
conditions that exist in the country
today. .
We have never had a national ad
ministration that haa so utterly failed
to enforce the laws against trusts and
combinations. A blind man could see
what the United Statea officials fall
to see. The laws that exist against
trusts and combinations have not been
enforced, nor ha any effort been made
by congress or any state legislature
to pass any law to punish the rich
manipulators who buy up food prod
uct and store them away by the mil
lions of dollars worth. The govern
ment officials cannot fall to see what
Is being done by the food speculators
in forcing the high cost of living
higher and higher every. day. But
they seem to be asleep as to the right
of the general public.
One of the reasons I voted for
Charles E. Hughes is because he
"busted up" the Ice trust and other
huge trusts in New York City and the
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state of New York. It h had been
elected I think h would have looked
after the interest of the people and
would have tried to devise some means
to punish the speculators who have
been robbing us blind for the last two
years. Had Hughea been eleoted
president h would have had th back
bone to meet th trusts and comblna
tlcns and millionaire food speculators
with a firm and vigorous hand. He
also would hav had th backbone to
have met the savage warfare of th
Germans with a vigor that would have
met the most enthusiastic approval of
the people of America.
I am not a Roosevelt enthusiast,
aa everyone knows who knowa of my
position In political matters, but were
he president today we would see the
most stupendous preparation of this
nation to combat th Germans in all
of their merciless, Inhuman and dis
graceful warfare. Had Roosevelt
been allowed to raise the army that
he could hav raised without any draft
and had ha been allowed to take that
srmy to France, his army would have
met with the most enthusiastic recep
tion that any expedition haa met In
all the history of th world. As M.
Clemenceau, the great French states
man, aald, the mere presence of
Roosevelt and his army at or near the
front would hav been of Incalcul
abl value to the allies, who are fight
ing to drive despotism from the world
for all time to come.
No, Mr. Brlllhart, I 'did not vot in
favor of th food speculators who are
robbing us. I voted for Hughes be
cause I believed he would carry out
the earn vigorous policies as hav
always been carried out by republican
presidents when the republican party
has been in power. The day of retri
bution Is bound to come to the food
gamblers and the reckoning will be at
the hands of th republican party. Th
party that Mr. Brlllhart belongs to
will never furnish the relief from our
oppressors in our midst. It will take
the vim and vigor of the good old re
publican party to cause them to meet
their just deserts.
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