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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1918.
ON LABOR BUREAU
Labor Commissioner Tells of
Methods Employed to Obtain
Positions for Workers
. Upon Farms.
Lincoln, Jan. 2. (Special.) Ac
. cording to a report prepared by Labor
Commissioner George Norman, 13,991
persons obtained employment in 1917
through the free employment bureau
operated by the state. Of these 13,485
were men and 106 women.
The report shows that 14,371 per
, sons applied to theftureau for work
and 13,551 applications came to the
bureau for help. .The report further
"Calls for help came from nearly
every county in Nebraska. The coun
ties of Polk, Butler, Merrick, Platte.
Nance- and Stanton seemed to need
help the most for corn susking. The
first calls received were from these
counties and several hundred men
were directed to work there, some
single communities asking for one to
Good Husking Records.
'Many-good records of husking are
reported by men coming back to the
.office. One man reported having
husked 1,800 bushels in less than
i four weeks, and of having received
i9, cents per bushel. Another offered
.9 his record book as evidence that he
husked. 1,450 bushels in 14 days, and
N these are similar to many others.
"The state labor department says
that in its opinion, a great deal of the
so-called labor shortage is caused
more by the lack of an efficient means
of procuring accurate information
, and the distribution of labor where
needed, than any other cause." ,
Compensation Reports. '
In charge of the operation of the
compensation law, Commissioner
Norman reports as follows:
Number of complaints regarding
collection ' of wages, 69; amounts
ranging from $1.35 to $103 each.
Total amount collected, $294.05.
Complaints of .violation of nine
hour female labor law, .33.
Complaints of violation of 8-hour
child labor law, 22.
Compalints of cold and unsanitary
Compensation cases, complaints, by
letter, 81. .
Compensation cases, complaints,
oral, 62 j vhich "was settled by
amicable means. Of course, one was
from Canada and three from Iowa.
Compalints made against commer
cial employment agencies,. 7; in most
cases the fee being returned to the
Number of inspections made, 1,259;
located in Omaha, Lincoln, Beatrice,
Crete, Fremont, Scojftsbluff, 'Gering,
Alliance, Superior and the potash
companies of northwestern Nebraska.
In addition to this there were from
12,000 to 15,000 personal injury acci
dent reports received, a majority of
which were, of minor accidents. -
Number of hearings held on com
pensation cases which were in dis
pute in different parts of the state,
21. - ',; ; .
' In most cases an award in favor of
the injured employee, or beneficiary
was rendered. .
MAKE RACE FOR
Hastings, Neb., Jan. 2. (Special
Telegram.) William Madgett, now
serving' his second term as .mayor
of Hastings, today confirmed the re
port that he- will seek the republican
nomination for "United States sena
tor. Mayor Madgett said today that
he ild not intended to announce his
candidacyvat this time, wishing first
to prepare his platform.
The Madgett platform will include
promises to support all administra
tion measures that the mayor deems
necessary to the successful prosecu
tion of the war; to vpte for the rati
fication" of the national prohibition
amendment after three-fourths of the
state legislatures have given it their
endorsement; to vote for national
woman suffrage, and to support any
laws that will perpetuate national
control ofe the railroads.
U-The mayor said that his platform
will carry labor and other planks.
Gage County Officially
i Goes Over Top in-Big Drive
Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 2. (Specials
Red Cross campaign officially ended
last night, and chairman Heveione
sent the following, message to Frank
Judson, state director: "Gage county
presents to the American Red Cross
a New Year's gift of 11,409 mem
bers." The committee from Adams
township reported 701 members.
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Seymour, old
residents of Beatrice, celebrated their
golden wedding anniversary today.
A negro attempted to hold up Will
Cole while on his way home Sunday
flight.- .' K
Witnesses Testify Switch
Had Been Tampered With
Hast,ngs, Neb., Jan. 2. (Specal
Telegram.) Conductor Nutter and
Brakeman , Cramre testified at the
coroner's inquest in the case of the
wrecking of the Red Cloud train here
Monday, that they found the "throw
ing ar 'of the switch bent, indicat
ing tJi at the switch had been tam
pered with. They were the first o
examine the switch after the wreck, in
which Engineer Llewellyn was killed
and Fireman Vernon Brown injured.
Both said Llewellyn was a careful
engineer. The inquest had not been
finished late today.
Tnaadar, January 8th 2 P. M.
Sanrael R. Maxwell will explain to the
Farmer of Doaglaa County the pro
gram, method and enonnoni growth of
thii wonderful Farmeri" Organintion
that ia a weeping the West from Canada
to Mexico, Be tare to attend and
bring your neighbor!.
Shall Lawyers Select Judges
In Advance of the Primary?
Question Is Propounded and
Discussed in Pointed Lan
guage by Supreme Court
. Judge Hainer.
Hon. Farncis G. Hamer, of the Ne
braska supreme court, fires broad side
into State Bar association committee
for .attempt to bind voters to choice
Lincoln, Neb., Jany 2. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: No lawyer of expe
rience and no judge would ever seek
to eliminate the lawyers from par
ticipating iu, a campaign for the elec
tion of'supreme judges. Perhaps no
candidate for that position could be
nominated and elected in opposition
to the will of the bar . In any event
whenever I am a candidate, I want
the support of the bar, and I have
always had it, and mainly for the
reason that I do not shirk hard work,
am always willing to study the evi
dence in the case and read the briefs
and try to understand the law ap
plicable to the facts; - and while I
claim no superior learning. I have at
least two qualities, which make many
persons my friends, including most
of the lawyers: As a judge, I always
try to be fair, and 1 am"f earless as
to the decision and I dissent when I
feel that I ought too,
At the meeting of the State Bar
association,' at Lincoln, last Friday
and Saturday, there was rather a slim
attendance, except at the banquet. At
the business sessions, a select com
mittee of which-J. M. Sewart of Lin
coln, was chairman, made a report in
favor of a plan to allow the lawyers
nf h statA in rar tlipir vntfts hefrtre
the primary in favor of the particular
candidates for supreme judges, they
might prefer. 1 he purposes was
stated to be the effect that such se
cret ballot would have, when it
should be announced, upon the voters
at thep rimary. It appeared to be
thought by six or eight or perhaps
10 zealous adherants of the plan that
the voters might follow the example
of the lawyers and vote for such men
as the lawyers, in their wisdom, might
prefer. .- .
There are three judges, whose
places will need to be filled by elec
tion during the year .1918. There was
talk at first of endorsing three can
didates, and afterwards more talk
about endorsing six. The details of
the plan, as I understand it were left
with the committee.
There were 68 men present on Sat
urday forenoon and 75 in the after
noon, if the count which I made, was
correct. . A clear majority of those
present was in favor of the plan, al
though, vigorous speeches were made
against it by former United States
Senator; William V. Allen of Madi
son, now one of the district judges,
and. by judges. Matt Miller of David
City, and E. P. Holmes of Lincoln,
Aale P. Stough of Lincoln, was not
for the plan as proposed, and he read
a paper in- support" of his position
and made a speech. . -
I am not quite certain of the num
ber, but probably 45 or 50 men out
of 75 present, voted for the plan of
a secret ballot by the lawyers, and
its announcement in time to reach the
voter before the primary should be
held. Senator Allen and Judges Mil
ler and Holmes each , had specific
reasons against' the plan, and with
much force insisted upon the same.
Among ..many other objections
which they made was the one that it
was unfair to the people to . assume
that they were incapable of exercis
ing an intglligent judgment of their
own in selecting candidates, including
the judges of the supreme court. John
N. Dryden, of Kearney, was favora
ble to the secret ballot, and was one
of its most zealous advocates. When
president of the association in 1916, he
had appointed Mr. J. M. Stewart, the
clam of .h. c,mn,i.t... and h,d
'!' pHnv"' The
J ,is1MB)' Upward'
' ' 1 : ; teP .upward is a
' step forward. -'
fiSittp who advances
There "re substitutes ior nearly everything in this
. world except honesty and ability. Plodding industry
may win over LAZY ability as illustrated by the fable
of "The Tortoise and the Hare" and unscrupulous
cunning may temporarily triumph over BLIND honesty,
yet neither qualify as "substitutes," but only serve to .emphasize-the
need of alertness and zeal on the part of
honesty and ability. ....... -
There is not a suspicion of vanity in my makeup but
I cannot but feel an honest pride in building up this of
fice in the city of my childhood to its present command
ing position, because I realize that without the confidence
.land support of the people success would be impossible.
It it but another proof that people do appreciate re
forms, when they are REAL and SINCERE.
It is an endorsement of my policy of giving better
dentistry for less moneyan endorsement of my painless
methods as applied to dental operations, and an endorse
ment of the old adage that "there is always room at the
: Of course, there a few disgruntled people, and rocks
occasionally are aimed my way but they always come
, from those BELOW the incompetents, and respectable
old fogies who sat still while I climbed. '
In every walk "of life, in every profession and art,
there is new evidence daily that this is the age of ."the up
ward trend." '
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also appointed the other membrj of
it. Mr. Dryedn was supported by
Judge E. E. Good of Wahoo, C Pet
rus Peterson and J. W. Stewart and
some others of Lincoln. I did not get
all the names of the participants, in
By the opponents of the plan, it
was urged that Iss than 10 pr cent
of the members of the Bar association
were trying to bind that body, and
commit it to a scheme most objec
tionable to the Bar association as a
whole, and also objectionable to the
whole bar of the state. The Bar as
sociation contains a little less than
450 members and 45 or 50 of these
were trying to bind 400 to something
not yet submitted to them in any way,
and trying to commit 2,000 lawyers
to a scheme they had never consid
ered, while 285,000 voters were utterly
So far as I .have consulted them,
persons outside of the bar are much
opposed to the plan. It is said the
plan prevents the voter from starting
i nat the commencement of the cam
paign, and puts him behind until the
general direction of the same has been
It is urged that a lawyer, who has
recently lost a case, might see many
other awyers and defeat a good judge
because he was angry. I think the
judicial office should be above friend
ship and beyond enmity. I also think
that if the law providing for a pri
mary is wrong, it should be enforced
until it is amended.
I think that farmers, stockmen,
merchants, bankers .business men,
land owners and others who pay the
bulk of the taxes that sustains the
courts and pays the salary of the
judges, should, have a voice in select
Ting the judges. I also think that the
men who work in shops should be al
lowed to exercise their preference.
Everyone knows, that while the
judges of the supreme court are hon
est and intend to do right and that as
a while the result reached is generally
the proper result, yet every lawyer of
wide experience knows that on nearly
every supreme bench there is, or may
be, or has been, some judge with pe
culiar predilections, or unexplainable
prejudices. May be he is nearly al
ways in favor of breaking the will
that is contested, may be he is nearly
always for the city or town that is
sued, may be he is nearly always
against the railroad company in a
personal injury case, and also against
the packing house and against the
contractor and builder andthe manu
facturing plant in all such cases, may
be he is nearly always in favorof the
defendant in a criminal case, may be.
he is nearly always for the insurance
company when it is sued, or for the
church or the lodge that is sued, and
may be he is for the ibig bank as
against the little one, and may be he
is for any bank as against its cus
tomer, f .
These are only illustrations. What
ever the peculiarity of this particular
judge may be, the men who obtain
his nomination and election have prob
ably secured a bonanza in their busi
ness, if his peculiar leaning is in their
direction. Therefore, when the law
yers recommend anyone, it is a perti
nent question as to what particular
line of the law business they are in.
They are likely to, known the predi
lections of many judges or their
prejudices - or tendencies, and they
may succeed in making money out of
the peculiar habit of thought of the
judges instead of out of the merits of
the cases tried. Even one judge on
the court having strong prejudices
in any direction is dangerous to the
safe and orderly administration of jus
tice. Most lawyers of money-making
tendencies are likely to lean strongly
in favor of the judge whose peculiar
views enables them to make money.
The lawyers may advise their
mends and clients with scrupulous
nonesty, but no one class of men
for all other classes. Let the people
avail themselves of all the sources of
knowledge they have, and after that
exercise their best judgment. They
are not likely to vote for a judge that
is unfair or full of dangerous preju
dices if they know it. If the lawyers
do the thing which the plan contem
plates, it is likely to defeat the men
for whom they cast their secret ballot.
In any event it is dangerous.
I am opposed to any attempt to
coerce the voters through any secret
ballot of the lawyers. No class of
men is more honest than the lawyers,
and no class of men is more honest
than the judges, although, they have
their weaknesses as other men have
them, but I do not think it is safe to
let a lawyer advise the public by secret
ballot what is best for them to do if
at the same time, his private financial
interest may be on the other side, ajid
entirely irreconcilable with the inter
est of the people. .
FRANCIS G. HAMER.
Stricken Woman May Die.
' Fremont, Neb., Jan. 2. (Special
Telegram.) The condition of Mrs.
E. L. Whitcomb who suffered a
stroke of paralysis Monday morning
gradually grows worse. Little hope is
entertained for her recovery. IFr
son, Captain Whitcomb of the 109th
signal battalion, stationed at Camp
Cody, and her son-in-law, Sergeant
Fred Suchland of Camp Funston,
have been called to Fremont.
Denney Out for Congress.
Fairbury, Neb., Jan. 2. (Special
Telegram.) C. H. Dennev. mavor of
Fairbury, announced today that he is
a candidate for congress from the
Fourth congressional district, subject
to the will of the republican voters.
Woman Burned to Death.
Smith Center, Kan., Jan. 2. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Mrs. Louise Ehlert,
80 years old and living alone in the
town of Kensington, was burned to
death last night.
Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 2. (Special
Telegram.) Walter Smith and Mrs;
Emma Hinkle both of Kansas City,
were married here today by Judge
Our Loss !
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From $100-and up to make
Room" to Reduce Inventory.
We will Sell or Rent
Not new but nearly so at
Prices and Terms to Suit
Kimball Piano, in ebony,
$125, and COQEj
Hospe Piano, in walnut,
$200; in dn C(
mahogany .. .. ptOVJ.
Cable Nelson, Q Q Q C
mahogany . . J
New England, " I 1 O C
ebony .... .... v LOD
A. B. Chase, 1 A
ebony . . V 1 wU
Emerson Piano, flj Q Q C
Werner Piano, d 1 fj
mahogany . . . . V 1 V
Steger Piano, . . d 1 QJ
ebony v lD
Hinze Piano, COQC
mahogany .. ..9ttJ
Camp & Co. d 1 tt
Piano, walnut.'. j) 1 DO
$10 TAKES ONE HOME.
A Little Weekly or
Monthly Pays for It.
DO IT NOW
We Rent Pianos
$3 50 Per Month
15c and Up
A. Hospe Co.
1513 DOUGLAS ST.
P. 8. Some $20, $25 and ".0 Or
gans, ror tenoolt and homes.
Gage County Fuel Chief
"Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 2. (Special.)
R. R. ' Kyd, fuel administrator for
Gage county, yesterday announced
the appointment of the following
committee to assist him in the work:
R. R. Kyd. chairman; F. E. Wheeler,
Beatrice; G. T. Stephenson, Wymorc;
R. T. Cook, Adams; William Stcin
mcyer, Clatonia; Joseph Hubka, Vir
ginia. Wymore and Beatrice will be
the only towns in he county affected
by the lighting provisions of the ad
ministration. Announcement was received here
1 if u 1 I I r 3
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c.t.nn t i-Aattniir tan be nitiue lrum Dure, wnoie- tjra
Braaeh Ofliet. Fiachw Bldf., Chicato.
of the marriage of First Lieutenant
Harry A. Austin of this city and Miss
Selene Brown of Crab Orchard,
which occurred at Deniing, N. M.,
Tuesday noon. Lieutenant Austin is
with Company C, 134th United States
infantry at Camp Cody.
Floyd Bott and Miss Margaret Jan
sen, both of this city, were married
yesterday at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Jansen,
Rev. Edward Lucas of the Presby
terian church officiating. '
Suit for voluntary bankruptcy was
filed in the federal Court yesterday
hv Ha1ett & Tack for Furse1 &
Smith, owners of the Palace' of!
Sweets, a candy store at 504, Court
street, which was closed yesterday.
.Sergeant Hanley addressed a large
crowd at the Lyric, theater last eve
ning relative to the scenes on the
French .front. .... . ,
Announcement was received here
yesterday of the death of Charles C.
Gillaspie, formerly of this city, which
occurred Sunday at his home at Coun
cil Bluffs, la. Mr. Gillaspie was dep- ' ' '
uty.segister of deefls . under. J. E.
Hays and J. T. Greenwood, and lo- i
cated in Council Bluffs in 1898. He '
was about 52 years and leaves a sister
and, two brothers. ....
You can secure a maid." stenogra-
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You can get mulsified cocoanut oil .
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