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S&022 Daily Sunday, 52,158
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tha city ebould have Tha Baa Bulled
to tfea. Addreas chanted aa oftaa aa requested.
Liberty Ipa. 2 rounds into the home stretch
ignang, "Vatcli my dust!"
Liberty Joan subscriptions by convicts fash
ions a delicate bid for liberty.
On more day for Liberty money. If you
are out dig in; if you are in dig deeper.
Asidt from the personal touch the "eternal
triangle" tint a close race with the Winspear
triangle af an unsolved problem.
Training camp subscriptions for Liberty bonds
emphasize the deep patriotic spirit of the men
who stale all. How small and cheap the slacker
appearf by contrast!
Tha threatened battle of vaccinationists and
antis should be headed off at any cost. While a
shortage of coal impends conservation of hot
air is a primary duty.
People who persist in knocking the govern
ment under which they live and thrive will have
only themselves to blame if the jolt they invite
verges on concussion of the brain.
Pity the sorrows of Count Luxburgl The rude
unkultured prazilians threw the diplomatic scut
tier into a detention camp for safety. Spurlos
versenkt? Not quite. They have his number.
Price fixing is better ordered abroad. Lon
don papers report a fine of 200 levied on a
food profiteer for exceeding the price limit Three
years' experience lends impressive vigor, to war's
disciplinary measures. " '
A new species of Teutonic gas shell Is re
ported 9 the Italian front Evidently the kai
ser, while visiting his "dear friend," the sultan of
Turkey, did not overlook any opportunity for
advancing rightfulness.
Tha social service end of the municipal ma
chine wisely restricts to 80 years the maximum
, ige of many dancers. 'Youngsters beyond four
score n their exuberant gaiety might insist on
more encores than the musicians can produce.
It should be noted as a sign of the times that
Germany's "successes" are now confined to chas
ing a disorganised Russian army, sinking tin
armed ships and bombing hospitals and noncom
batantf. Wherever the Teutons meet fighting
men the rale is dig in, submerge or back up.
' To the average wayfarer the Boy Scouts of
America and the Boy Scouts of the United States
look alike la aims and uniform. Yet tbey are
leagues; apart and scarcely on speaking terms.
Hit. . a
in- courts arc now asxea to attirm the prior
rights of the former to the designation "Boy
scouts' and put the latter out of business. .
The discovery in Maryland of a family who
had not neard ot war or Liberty bonds chal
lenges credulity. It is all the more astonishing
because the family hibernated within twenty-five
miles of Baltimore, where the American beats the
drum end keeps the flag flying every minute of
.the sun's round. A case for experts in deafness.
Medical men anticipate steady drafts on their
ranks for national , service and announce their
readiness for the call. The shortage threatened
in home service may radiate some of the joy of
tie convalescent Chinaman: "No doctor, no medi
cine, me get wclL"
Holland refused consent, but finally consented
to the use of its shipping in American waters in
coastwise trade. Six months of idleness con
voiced the owners that Uncle Sam could not be
bluffed Into altering shipping policies in wartime
to suit their wishes.
An American's Pledge
by Philadelphia Cluuabar ft Co mm
In this time of national crisis I pledge myself
to support the military, financial and economic
policies of my country.
I " this, first, because the United States
stands tor democracy; for the right of the people
to a voice in their government. Under this gov
ernment I have received a good education; I have
been protected in my life and property, and I have
bad an opportunity to enter any activity in life
for which J am fitted.
' I make thi pledge, secondly, because I believe
democracy, not only in the United States, but also
throughout the world, is threatened by the am
bitions of the German kaiser and his advisers.
He has established a military system whose
vowed purpose is conquest
He has waged war by barbarous and inhuman
methods, the principal sufferers of which have
been helpless men and women and children. v
He has encouraged a course of instruction by
which the youth of his nation have been educated
to believe in force and conquest
; He ha repudiated treaties.
. He baa violated all the principles of humanity
and international Law in his treatment of the con
quered Belgians.,
H conspired against our country while at
peace with us.
He has sought to embroil us in war with other
countries. - -
He haa fcaaed his policy toward other nations
Upon falsehood and deceit
j, For these reasons I accept the judgment of the
president that no man and no nation can depend
upon the word or treaty of the present German
For these reasons I pledge myself and my
property to the cause of my country, and I will
accept whatever aervice I am able and fitted to
Welcome to General Wood.
Omaha vll have as its guest today another
distinguished soldier of the United States, whom
the city will be proud to honor. General Leonard
M. Wood comes as a special missioned in behalf
of the Liberty loan, but his visit will have even
a deeper significance. As iormer cltiti of staff
of the United States army and one of the fore
most soldiers of his day, he will get a welcome
from those who appreciate his work in behalf of
America's defense. His present command is that
of the great training camp to which many thou
sands of Nebraska's young men have been sent
and this gives him perhaps a little closer bond
with the state. He began his army career in the
west and came into prominence as commander of
an almost exclusive western regiment, so that he
is no stranger among us. His visit today will be
too brief and his time too thoroughly taken up
with his work to permit his receiving thf at
tention the citizens would like to give him, but
he will know when he leaves here he has been
among friends, who admire him the more because
of his soldierly qualities.
Sinn Fein, Bosheviki and Kaiser.
Ill-advised revolts in Ireland and Russia leavf
no rdom for doubt as to the pro-German aspect
of the Sinn Fein and Bosheviki movements. It
has been urged for many years in behalf of Irish
who have rebelled against the British govern
ment that their efforts must be those of the op.
portunist. How they can justify such effort at a
time when all the strength of the British empire
is being exerted in the cause of human liberty is
beyond understanding. No more amazing specta
cle can be imagined than that of the Irish engag
ing in a revolt, the only outcome of which can be
aid to Germany at a time when all the forces of
freedom in the world are joined to defeat the Gerr
man military party. I
And what is true of Ireland applies as1 well
to Russia. America, Great Britain, France, and
even Japan, have co-operated to the fullest in try
ing to bring to Russia the benefits of freedom and
banian liberty, only to find endeavors checked
and thwarted by the perversity of a minority of
the Russian people seeking to accomplish the
impossible. Accusations against Kerensky are
idle in face of the record made by the Bolsheviki
in its disorganization of Russian defense and its
fatuous devotion to the notion that war can be
ended by a declaration from a group of unreason
ing extremists.
These have but added to the problem the Al
lies must deal with. It is unthinkable that the
great cause of humanity will be lost because of
the vagaries of men whose selfishness precludes
any thought of responsibility to others, even
when such selfishness seeks to withdraw behind
a screen of humanitarian purpose. Order will be
restored in Ireland and in Russia and the only
advantage Germany can possibly gain will be a
prolonging of the war that tends inevitably to the
overthrow of kaiserism and all its fabrics of in
trigue and treachery. The sad feature is that
the Sinn'Feiners and the Bolsheviki are making
necessary the 'sacirfice pi more lives "and the ex
penditure ofmore money by their foolishness.
Development of Inland Waterways.
President Wilson shortly will name a com
mission to be charged with one of. the most im
portant duties assigned to a government investi
gating body in recent years. It will be to study
and make recommendations for the development
of the inland waterways of the United States, that
they may be made serviceable to commerce. Even
with the happy-go-lucky methods prevailing some
progress along this line has been made in lat
years, but at great expenditure of effort and con
siderable waste of money. What has been achieved
emphasizes the possibilities of an intelligent and
comprehensive program. : It is vital, too, that
something be done to avail commerce of the
services of the great rivers as carriers. Already
the railroads are taxed beyond their powers, even
with the adoption of methods that have increased
their efficiency many fold. The future of the
United States is such that all its acilties of every
kind will be required to meet demands certain
to arise. Wlth intensified efforts at production,
now only begun, projected to the degree easily
attainable, not only will all the waterways be
needed, but the railroads will have to be dou
bled in capacity to carry the goods. The busi
ness of systematically harnessing the rivers of the
United States has been too long neglected.
, "Shoot the Way You Shout."
Colonel Roosevelt has given us another epi
gram worth remembering: "Shoot the way you
shout" It does no good, says the colonel, to
wave the flag unless you are prepared to back it
up. Every citizen of the republic is included in
this. Not all can go to the front as soldiers, but
everyone has a chance to do something to help
win the war. Stay-at-home duties are not spec
tacular in any sense, but they are vitally impor
tant' Each day each of us has opportunity to do
something. Save a little food or a little fuel; do
the task a little better and in a little shorter
time and thus increase production In short, con
tribute of what we have to the general sum of
effort, and not only is the way to winning the
war made easier, but we are all bettered because
we have helped even in a small way. It is not
necessary to shout to help, but if you feel that
shouting will do any good you need not hold
back. Only be ready to back up your noise.
Soldiers Insurance Plan v
Additional details I the government's plan
for insuring all in its service who are exposed to
military risks have been made public Main points
in the information are as to the ages covered and
the rates to be charged for insurance. The range
of age for insurance exceeds that of most in
surance companies and of all the "fraternals."
From 15 to 65 takes in all who may be eligible
otherwise, while the rate appears to, be rea
sonable. ' In old line" companies' the element
of protection varies in cost from $7 to $12 per
thousand. This is approximately the rate fixed
by the government for eligiblea between the ages
of 21 and 31, at which the larger proportion will
be insured. Term insurance, with payment of
premiums in installments, to be stopped out of
the soldier's pay, puts this insurance within the
reach of all and provides a more equitable and
certain, forai of settlement for injuries or death
than is possible under the pension system, which
it supersedes. A conference is called for this
week at Washington, when representatives from
all branches of the service' will be present and
discuss the plan in detail, to report back to the
main bodies with full information for the men.
It la intended to make the insoranco immediately
The operations of this movement will be
watched with utmost interest, as it will undoubt
edly have a bearing on the future of life insur
ance in the United States,
Curbing the Dynamiters
By Frederic J . Haskin
Washington, Oct. 23. Beginning November 1
the control of the federal government will be ex
tended for the first time oyer the most powerful
and deadly of destructive agencies in the world.
After that date it will be impossible to sell any
high explosives without a permit from the United
States bureau of mines or to buy it without giving
your name and address, a full account of what
you intend to use it for and a promise to return
at once all that you do not use for the stated pur
pose. This licensing system will apply to manu
facturers, wholesalers, jobbers and retailers.
As a matter of fact, plans to get control of
high explosives have been under1 way ever since
we began making munitions on a great scale. It
began with a conference of the governors of sev
eral New England states a couple of years ago.
Alarmed at the frequency of explosions about the
munition plants, they formed an organization and
sent representatives to Washington to ask for
federal aid on the subject. Ever since then the
War department and the bureau of mines have
been co-operating with congress in drawing this
law, which provides an elaborate system of li
censing and gives Director Manning of the bu
reau of mines very broad powers besides, so that
he could regulate the manufacture as well as the
sale of high explosives if it becomes necessary
and so that he can command the co-operative
Services of all the police departments jn the coun
try. Major Raymond Pullman of the Washing
ton police force has been placed at the head of
this police organization, which in effect unites,
all the police of the country into a federal force.
In case of a great explosion it will be his duty to
direct the local police in their work of investiga
tion and perhaps co-ordinate the work of sev
eral adjacent forces, while the bureau of mines
will rush experts in the techncHfgy of high ex
plosives to the spot.
Of course, no system can prevent absolutely
the use of explosives for nefarious purposes. If
an alien enemy wants to use explosives to de
stroy a bridge or munition plant it is possible for
him to make them out of materials which he can
obtain from any drug store, provided he knows
how. Also, if he is ingenious, he may success
fully pose as a person entitled to use high explo
sives for industrial purposes. But heretofore
practically any person has been able to obtain this
deadliest of all forces in any reasonable quantity
for any purpose. It has been possible to buy the
lower grades of dynamite at country stores as
easily as one could buy soap or sugar. Safe blow
ers, according to the testimony of an expert given
before a senate committee, commonly did not
even go to the expense of buying their materials,
but stole it from the barns of farmers or from
construction gangs. In the building of a road to
Mount Rainier some years ago hundreds of
pounds of dynamite were left lying about merely
covered with bits of canvas. A certain western
coal mining company admitted that it had al
ways lost large amounts of dynamite by theft
and that these thefts had been greatly increased
since the European war began. A few years ago
some Mexicans in the southwest who had quar
relled with the forest service planned to blow
up the government headquarters with dynamite,
the plot being revealed when several hundred
pounds of the material accidentally exploded in
the adobe hut of a sheep herder, reducing the hut
to its original constituents of sand and straw,
while a couple of teeth were all that could be
found of the plotter.
. Captain Tunney of the New York bomb squad
says that he believes 95 per cent of the danger
from illegal use of explosives will be removed by
this licensing system and cites his own experience
in New York as proof. In order to find out how
easily dynamite could be obtained there he sent
some of his men out incognito to purchase high
explosives. They easily obtained all they wanted.
Captain Tunney then, ordered that they should
return a part of the purchase with the explana
tion that they did not need it. They did so and
the purchase money was refunded by check. Tak
ing these checks as evidence, the New. York po
lice department laid the case before the explosive
makers and demanded their co-operation in re
stricting the irresponsible sale Qf their product.
By this co-operation, which was not enforced
by any law, much was accomplished in New York.
A licensing system which will enable reputable
persons to obtain high explosives is absolutely
necessary because of the importance of these ma
terials in industry. In farming, for removing
stumps and boulders and to break refractory soil,
great quantities are used. It is also indispensable
m mining and road building. About 200,000,000
pounds of dynamite are used annually in the
United States for industrial purposes. Hereto
fore it has been possible for practically any per
son to obtain a share of this tremendous quan
tity of explosive for whatever purpose he wished
to use it. Our stringent regulations with regard
to the selling and carrying of revolvers look
rather futile in the, face of these facts.
' This explosives law is one more step in the
rapid extension of federal power which has been
one of the most significant developments brought
about in this country by the war. It is also sig
nificant that th industries interested, which are
usually the first to oppose any extension of fed
eral power over their activities, were in this in
stance almost wholly favorable to it. Representa
tives of most of the great American powder com
panies appeared before the congressional com
mittees and testified to the need for federal con
trol in the distribution of their product a most
unusual spectacle. No doubt the fact that they
have lost millions of dollars worth of property
in explosions, many of which are believed to have
been caused by alien enemies, had much to do
with their amenability to federal control. .
"Lasting Peace
Boafatn Transcript
The phrase "a lasting peace is, in its current
use, traced no further back than President Roose
velt's effective call to Japan and Russia m 1905
to get together and settle their great difference.
The step which Mr. Roosevelt then took resulted
in a peace between those countries which bids fair
to last Emerson says that he who effectively
quotes a saying is equal in honor to him who first
said it. If this is the case Mr. Roosevelt is en
titled to stand side by side in credit with Jean
Jacques Rousseau, who in the year 1756 put forth
an essay with the title, "A Lasting Peace Through
the Federation of Europe." This essay has just
been republished in English and is well worth
reading at this juncture,
Rousseau, who lived and died in the eighteenth
century, was in the habit of talking and writing
just as if he belonged to the twentieth. Some
of his educational ideas, for example, are being
taken up now as a startling novelty. It is very
much the same with his political ideas. And it
must be said that although he liked the notion
of European federation Rousseau had all the
twentieth century incredulity as to the advantage
of perfunctory universal alliances. The essay now
republished contains these words:
"My friends I you must allow me to tell you
that you give too much weight to your calcula
tions and too little to the heart of man and the
play of passion. Your system is excellent for
Utopia; for the children of Adam it is worth
Let us say that in the case of whatever great
league of peace may arise its lasting peace, it
there is to be one, will have to be based on a
sharp watch kept by the children of Adam on
the sons of Belial.
People and Events
One day last week a rally of retail merchants
of New York City considered the proposal of
the Chamber of Commerce that the United
States exercise complete power to fix prices as a
war measure. What happened to the proposal
was. a plenty. One report says "no a single ad
vocate of that policy made himself heard. Every
speaker stated reasons against it"
Right In the Spotlight.
Elbert H. Gary, who Is to preside at
the annual meeting of the American
Iron and Steel institute at Cincinnati
today, haa been th real bead ot th
United States Steel corporation since
the day it was formed, llr. Gary be
gan, life as a farmer's son in Illinois.
J is father was able to send him to col-
i lege and to a law school and in 1871,
; at the age of 25, he secured a position
as clerk in the superior court at Chi
cago. Two years later he began the
practice of his profession, specializing
in corporation law and eventually be
coming counsel and director of two
large steel companies. His industrial
interests gradually came to over
shadow his law practice and he finally
abandoned his profession and removed
to New York, where he was chosen by
the late J. P. Morgan to head the
board of director of the United States
Steel corporation.
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Austro-Germans under General von
Falkenhayn recaptured Vulcan pass.
' Two German warships reported de
stroyed in the night raid on the Brit
ish channel transport service.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago Today.
A meeting of citizens to ratify the
nonpartisan judicial ticket in the com
ing election was held at the Grand
Opera house. The gathering was
called to order by W. V. Morse and
John Wilber of the Omaha Savings
bank assumed the position of secre
tary. The grand shooting tournament
opened up under the management of
Penrose & Hardin and many of the
distinguished crack shots are expected
to arrive today.
Stephenson & Williams were granted
permission to erect a barn on lot l,
block 6, Horbach's First addition.
James Casey, proprietor of the Ar
cade, and wife have gone to Denver,
where a week will be spent in recre
ation. The executive committee of the
Douglas county republican central
committee held a meeting at which it
was decided to hold a grand rally at
Waterloo next Monday evening. Sev
eral talented speakers have been se
cured and there will be music by a
brass 'band.
The contract for the grading of
Dodge street from Twenty-eixth ave
nue to Thirty-eighth street was
awarded to Hugh Murphy.
This Pay in History.
1759 George Jacques Danton, one
of the conspicuous figures in' the
French revolution, born. Died by the
guillotine April 5, 1794.
18'fhoma8 P. Ochiltree, the first
native Texan to sit In the national
house of representatives, born, at Na
cogdoches, Tex. Did at Hot Springs,
Va., November 25, 1902.
1850 -Discovery of the northwest
passage by Captain McClure of the In
vestigator. ' 1 '
1867 Pontifical troops badly de
feated by Garibaldlana at Monte Ro
1893 United States battleship Ore
gon launched at San Francisco.
1914 Generals De Wet and Beyers
started new rebellion in South Africa.
1915 Art works in Venice seriously
damaged by bombs dropped by Aus
trian aviators.
1916 The new Trolpastta canal, be-1
tween Wener lake and the North Sea,
was opened by the king of Sweden.
The Day We Celebrato. '
Rear Admiral Charles Fremont
Pond, U. S. N., born at Brooklyn,
Conn., 61 years ago today.
Martin A. Ryerson, president of th
board of trustees of the University ol
Chicago, born at Grand Rapids, Mich.,
61 years ago today.
Henry B. Warner, popular actor and
motion picture star, bornjn London
41 years ago today.
Benjamin h. Jefferson, United States
minister to Nicaragua, born at Colum
bus, Ga., 46 years ago today..
Sydney Rosenfeld, one of the most
successful of American playwrights,
born at Richmond, Va., 62 years ago
Richard Hoblitie.1, first baseman of
the Boston American league base ball
team, born in Parkersburg, W. Va.,
28 years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
The college of bishops of the Metho
dist Episcopal church, south, will
meet in semi-annual session at Jack
son, Tenh., today to outline the pro
gram of work for the coming year.
The memory of Dr. George W. Bai
ley, who was president of the World's
Sunday School association, will be hon
ored today by the, unveiling of a tab
let at hia grave In the cemetery at
Clarksboro, N. J.
Former President William H. Taft
is scheduled as a speaker before the
annual convention ot the Affiliated Ad
vertising Clubs of New York and
Pennsylvania, which la to open today
at Rochester, N. Y.
Autumn Arbor day Is to be observed
at Harrlsburg today with the planting
of a tree for every governor ot Penn
sylvania In the State Capitol park.
Governor Brumbaugh will open the
ceremonies by planting the tree for
William Penn.
Rev. William Gerhard, the oldest
citizen of Martinsburg, W. Va., la to
celebrate his 100th birthday an
niversary today. In 'recognition of
the fact 'that Mr. Gerhardt is the fa
ther of the Pythian order in West
Virginia, the Knights of Pythias grand
lodge haa arranged to present him
with 100 fl gold pieces.
Storyette of the Day.
Mr. Justice Darling, in a case where
ont ot the wltnessea was obviously per
juring himself, cautioned him, where
upon the witness burst forth:
-"My lord, you may believe me or
beilevc me not. but 1 have not tated
a word that la false; I have been wed
ded to the truth since infancy!"
"Indeed!" came the retort, quick as
a liphtning flash. "Wedded to. the
truth since infancy, eh? But"
sweetly "may I inquire how long you
have been a widower?" London Tit
Lea Shlppey, la LeaUa's
Tha fcaya who enlisted ar giWag their blood
Ia kmttla for mine and ate;
The women and bablea are giving their food
In countries across the aea;
They suffer privations undreamed In our land
For the aame Ideals we hold.
They make aacrlflces we can't understand
Where in plenty are bread and gold;
The mothers, the children, the old, the unfit.
Are giving their all over there
By George! I don't want to do merely my
But do my full ahara my share!
It's little enough I can do over here
For the boys who are fighting for me.
But I'll gire 'till It hurts' and I'll give with
?ood cheer
When It pinches the prouder I'll be.
Why, the shirt from my back I would Joy
fully tear
J sat tar teal leas amasad. lea aa-aae4
Every time my thoughts turn to our boy
over there
And the women and children and maimed;
Just to feel I waa doing my utmost with
Just to (eel I was playing things square.
Just to know I waa not merely doing my bit
But thank Ood ! I waa doing my ahara!
Why Not Help Sailors?
Omaha, Oct 22. To the Editor of
The Bee: Your paper as well as the
others all over the country have joined
in with Mr. Hoover and other govern
ment officials in preaching "conserva
tion of food," which all thinking per
sons highly approve of. Let me re
cite a case in which the government
might help that worthy object just
so much and at the same time bring
a great amount of Joy and gladness to
just 100 Omaha and Nebraska boys
who left father and mother, brother
and sister and their best girl last
April, May and June and at serious
financial loss to themselves at the be
ginning of their life offered their serv
ices to their government and are now
at Mare island.
These 100 boys of Nebraska con
ceived the plan of coming to visit
home at Christmas time, planned to
save $50 or $60 each and see if the
Southern Pacific company would not
give them a round trip ticket from
San Francisco and return for that
amount. I had a letter today from one
of these boys, my son, in which he
said the railroad company could not
give them any better than the regular
rate of $104 each and gave as a rea
son the interstate law. I know that
these same railroads, starting in June
each year, give round trip tickets to
the coast good for stopovers at any
point and good for three or four
months for $60.
These are exceptional times that try
men's souls. Why can't the govern
ment commission allow the railroads
to do the same thing at Christmas
time and bring joy and gladness to
the hearts of these boys, who have
gladly sacrificed so much? I fancy
that they would be better seamen and
better men every way for such a kind
ness, besides saving the government
that much food. A FATHER.
done in any common case. But I
want to lodge a hot old protest against
the very unfair condition wnicn tn
worker is up against. Say his wages
are 50 per cent higher than five years
ago, his living has gone up from 100
to 300 per cent. Now they stick a
chunk under these abnormal prices to
keep them from coming down, then
the profiteers complain of paying
labor 50 per cent more. While five
years ago the air rang till it cracked
with the H. C. L-, now to spike the
cost 100 to 200 per cent higher than
then and to spike the wages to keep
ing them from raising is something
beyond any limit or reason heretofore
seen or known.
Won't Do.
A stnry Is told of an Irishman who went
to a chemist'a shop for an empty bottle.
Selecting one that answered his purpose, he
"How much?"
"Well," said the chemist, "if you require
the empty bottle it'll be two-pence, but if
you have something put In it we won't
charge anything for the bottle."
'Sure, that'a fair enough," observed Patj
"put in a cork." London Bits.
Farm Wages and Profits.
York, Neb., Oct. 24. To the Editor
of The Bee: In reading The Bee's Let
ter Box one is at a loss to know who is
who In the debate on the price for
corn picking. One writer says that
10 cents would be about right, while
another says that is outrageous, and
then goes wild and says that 6 and 7
cents is unreasonably high, as it costs
so much more to raise it now than
formerly, and says the man that said
it does not cost much more than it
used to is false, but he was right.
Yet if it even costs 50 per cent
more to raise corn now, what of it
when the corn is bringing five to 10
times what it did a few years ago,
and instead ot the tools costing more
now than they did that is a mistake
and a big one. Yes, we admit they
are higher than they have been in late
years, but cheap to what they used
to be when our produce brought one
third to one-fifth on' the average of
what they do now. Now to be fair
the farmer would be better off now
to pay 25 cents per bushel at the pres-t-nr
prices than 3 cents when the corn
brought 10 to 13 cents, but I am not
suggesting that as the price, but just
stating a fact and while that would
leave the farmer higher pay for his
corn, yet it would not be any higher
for the corn pickers when they come
to buy some things they have to have.
We get the climax of the debate
when Mr. Hoare ot Monroe, Neb.,
says that it is manifestly unfair for
unskilled labor to expect $S or $10
per day, which 8 or 10 cents a bushel
wduld mean. Now I want to inform
him that no unskilled labor is picking
any 100 bushels per day on an aver
age and, more than that, not one in
a hundred of his skilled labor is doing
that, and that the man is not very
much of a skilled farmer than cannot
raise and market one-half acre of corn
for every day he puts in with his team
in the field, except the picking, and
that is the only real hard work there
Is In raising corn.
Now, say his corn makes the 37
bushels per acre (the average for the
"state this year); tbei half acre would
be 184 bushels, his two-thirds 12
bushels and a fraction, worth $1.15
per bushel, malting $13.80 for his
two-thitds of hie half acre for his one
day's work. Now give the unskilled
picker 10 cents per bushel for the 18 y2
bushels, $1.85, and the poor farmer
would have but $11.95 for his one
day's work.
Now, I have not given an unfair
showing, but Just such as ought to be
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Commencing November 5th, 1917, I am by law
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ments on all property in Douglas County
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property for delinquent taxes by attending to the mat
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be paid without any extra expense except advertising,
before November 5th, 1917.
If you arc in doubt as to whether you have unpaid
taxes, call us up by phone, or read the Evening World
herald of October 20th and 27th.
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Washington, D. C.
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