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ta tbaaa. Addreea ehaafed aa attea aa requested.
Heads up! Eyes front! Forward march for
The kaiser's efforts to terrify and intimidate
tinknttured folks are still working- with reverse
Just watch Omaha pull down the honor flag
for oversubscribing Its quota of the third Lib
FinUnders also are coming to appreciate the
sweetness and light that radiates from the throne
at Potsdam. . ' -
The legislature throws a bouquetSrt the gov
ernor. It's up to the governor now to throw a
bouquet at the legislature.
The Dame of ColHnsvflle suggests that a pro
tect who would begin his disloyal talk there had
more enthusiasm than judgment.
For once the vote-hasing office-seekers are
not parading their endorsements, either past or
present, by the German-American Alliance.
Well, what do you know about that lumber
men are ordered to desist from unfair trade prac
tices! Can it be possible that any such ever
existed?' .. . .
Why should the Nebraska State Council of
Defense have special commendation for doing its
duty? Is the impression current that it has not
been doing Its duty? . ;
Our bolshevik! friends, having repudiated the
Russian national debt, now approach America,
hat in hand, asking for a loan. Their charming
simplicity, if nothing else, deserves recognition.
One year m the war, and just getting started,
but the great heart of America is steadily beating
and the national will to win is hardening each
day. A nation stow to wrath is terrible to of
fenders when It puts forth Its might. ' " ;
"Our principal danger ia Nebraska, is in cow
ardly statesmen who are playingvto the German
galleries, said "Dick" Metcalfe to the National
Americanization conference in Washington. Now
lit whom could he possibly have been aiming?
One candidate presenting himself for nomina
tion for city commissioner is seeking promotion
from tht penitentiary to the city halL One or
two other candidates have - been taking long
chance of promotion from the city hall to the
Reckless or careless drivers of automobiles
are again figuring .in our city life. Traffic, even
cm Omaha's wide and busy streets, presents
enough of problems without the added complica
tion of the irresponsible at the steering wheel of
big machine. Pedestrians must exercise due
care, but they have some rights, also.
Commendable Decision on Bond Drive.
The decision reached by tht Omaha Liberty
hand committee, adverse to any attempt to raise
the city's quota at a single mass meeting, will be
commended. That such a meeting could be suc
cessfully arranged is not to be doubted. Its ef
fect might be the opposite of what its promoters
would look for. In good season word will be
sent abroad that Omaha has oversubscribed its
alloted amount, and this will be notice to the
world that our people are earnestly devoted to
the caste of humanity as represented by the bond
bsue, moving from conviction and not because of
fleeting impulse stirred to enthusiastic activity
under the spell of a great mass meeting. Every
body will get a chance to subscribe for the bonds,
and aS orders will be filled, for, while the amount
is set at $3,000,000,000, the secretary of the treas
ury says all subscriptions above that amount will
be accepted. Let us have the drive aa the others
have been, steady and strong.
OUR FIRST YEAR OF WAR. (
Today marks the anniversary of the entrance
of the United States into the great world war.
A survey of what has taken place within that
year will only bring into greater relief the un
readiness of this country for any such serious
business. Lack of preparation was accompanied
by lack of means for preparing, and experience
has shown us that enthusiasm and willingness to
serve do not provide satisfactory substitutes for
ability and readme. We all know now that an
army can not be improvised. We also know that
the people, accustomed to self-indulgence, even
in face of gravest danger, can not be brought im
mediately to exercise self-restraint.
However, we have accomplished something.
At the very beginning, we discovered that the
antiquated "Let George do it" volunteer system
was not to be depended upon, and we took a
great step forward by adopting the selective draft
law. This brought order out of disorder, and
provided a reliable basis for military service and
a source from which to secure the men needed.
Organization, training and equipment of this
army has gone ahead with more or less of con
fusion and some scandal, bringing home a great
lesson to Americans, although it remains to be
seen how seriously it will be remembered when
danger is past.
The civil life of the nation necessarily lias felt
the effect of military activity, and not a little dis
turbance of business has accompanied efforts to
adjust our industrial processes of peace to needs
of war. In this regard we have not progressed
as rapidly as we have in the formation of an
army, yet "we are now at a point where our ma
terial contribution to the allied cause will have
real weight. This, of course, has direct reference
to shipbuilding, munition-making and the pro
vision of food supplies.
Uncertainty and speculation of a year ago
have given way to knowledge of actual conditions.
Had we been as nearly ready then as we are now,
the war might have taken a different turn. Our
German foe knew quite well how far we had to
travel before we fould reach the battle line in
effective force, and, relying on that knowledge,
sought to force a conclusion before our army
should reach the front. These conditions are
changed. Americans are with' the allies on the'
plains of Ficardy, are holding a considerable sec
tor of the trenches, and are going forward from
training camps to the field as rapidly as trans
portation difficulties will permit
Without the presence of the United States as
a combatant Germany might have been vic
torious ere this. The . tremendous effect our
joining the fighting forces had on the morale of
the French and British can not be fully valued,
but it certainty turned the day. And just as the
moral strength of the United States has averted
defeat, so its physical strength will in the end
Exploding a Last Year's Bomb.
A wonderful bomb has been exploded by the
prohibition leaders who have discovered and dis
closed through the Lincoln Journal the unholy
alliance with the German-American Alliance by
which Senator Hitchcock procured his re-election
a year ago and installed his handpicked
bunch of democrats in the state house. Though
his compact was an open secret all the time, the
final appeal to German voters Issued in German
on the eve of the election of 1916 over the name
of the president of the German-Amercian Alli
ance is now revamped for the edification and
enlightenment of the public with special stress
on this paragraph:
"One of our principal duties must be this,
that we shall aid m the re-election of United
States Senator Gilbert M. Hitchcock. Senator
Hitchcock has the great recommendation that
he has championed the cause of true neutrality
and the embargo upon shipments of war mu
nitions, that he is bitterly fought against by
all friends of the allies, that he is feared by
s the prohibitionists who also seek his defeat.
Hitchcock must ' receive' every German vote.
We ought, however, to do much more than
this for him. We ought to employ all of our
influence to carry votes for him so that he will
certainly be re-elected. Therefore, vote and
work for Hitchofk."
But what would the Lincoln Journal, which
professes to be so aghast over this exposure, look
for from the German-American Alliance if not
reciprocity for favora past and to eome?. The
truth is, this same kaiserbund put the senator
across for his first election six years before by
the same , methods and probably looking ahead
in the same way to- the entrenchment of pro
Germanism in influential places in this country.
The hyphenated senator had introduced and
championed not only the kaiser's embargo-on-munitions
bill but also an equally odious bill
to prevent our allies from raising money by sale
of securities in this country, and had supported
other pro-German measures with a fealty and
devotion tha the kaiser must have appreciated.
The moving spirits of the German-American Al
liance in Nebraska have felt themselves entitled
to the credit of putting Mr. Hitchcock in the
senate and that In him they had a representative
of the German-American Alliance at Washington
as much and more than a representative of the
state of Nebraska. The senator's record of hy
phenism makes it certain they had not misplaced
their confidence. But can the kaiserbund states
men continue to get away with it?
"Guilt of the World War." ,
First Hpnd Witness to Germany's Murder Plans
New York Evening Post.
Whatever else may be said of the revela
tions made by Prince Lichnowsky, they con
stitute an historical document of the highest
importance. Here we have the testimony of
a first hand witness. The prince was Ger
man ambassador in London when the war
broke out, was privy to the most critical of
the diplomatic negotiations, and speaks of
what he knows. Apparently, he did not in
tend to publish his evidence at the present
time. He had written it out as a kind of po
litical testament, for his family and friends,
but it was shown around, and finally "leaked"
into the press, very much as did Herr Bai
ling letter to Privy Councillor Rathenau.
Prince Lichnowsky is, in fact, to be tried
for violation of diplomatic secrecy, and prob
ably worse crimes, his excuse that he did not
mean his disclosures to nee the' light having
availed him nothing. But the mischief is
done. Not only in Stockholm, but in Berlin
has the perilous stuff got into print; and
nothing but the absorption in the fighting in
France has prevented the world from echo
The ordinary German reply to the
prince's charges is already indicated He is
a sorehead. This may be true. He left Eng
land sorrowfully admitting that his career
was ruined, inasmuch as he had informed the
Berlin government that,- in his opinion, the
English would not go to war. He was said
to have been severely snubbed by the kaiser
on his reutrn to Germany. Hence it is easy
to say that he is a man with a grievance. It
was also said in the Reichstag, by a
spokesman for the foreign office, that the
prince had a great admiration for the
diplomacy of every country except his own.
He was charged with being an Anglophile,
which is at least as crushing an accusation
in Germany today as it was in the United
States 30 or 40 years ago. Doubtless, Prince
Lichnowsky has been exposed to other kinds
of attack and abuse. But all this is beside
the mark. The prince may be everything
that is alleged; he may have had a wrong
idea of Anglo-German relations; he may be
filled with prejudices and grudges; but the
real question is whether he tells the truth
about what went on, to his knowledge, in
Berlin during July, 1914, and whether he ac
curately reports the attitude and the lan
guage of his superiors, the chancellor and
the, foreign ministry. Until this part of his
story is broken down or refuted, all the rail
ing at his motives is a mere beating of the
Prince Lichnowsky's statements fit into
what was already known. He confirms other
witnesses. To rumors and suspicions he
gives confirmation. Thus his testimony has
not at all the air of being manufactured, but
of falling in with facts and situations familiar
before. Take, for example, the famous
"Potsdam conference" of July 5, 1914. Its
existence was 'first alleged, so far as we
know, by Herr Haase, a socialist member of
the Reichstag. The assertion was that the
kaiser and the military chiefs and certain
civilian officials had conferred over the
probable outcome of the embroilment of
Servia and Austria, and had decided to pu--sue
a course which they knew would lead to
war. The government, shortly after Herr
Haase's charge, issued an official denial that
any such gathering ever met in Potsdam.
But this must have been only technical, if
not a bold attempt to deceive, since the fact
of the Potsdam meeting has been established
by different kinds of independent evidence.
Prince Lichnowsky speaks of it as if it were
perfectly well known. It was not the confer
ence, but its decision that interested him; and
he reports that decision to have been a de
liberate choice of war with Russia. His
interviews with Bethmann-Hollwcg and with
the foreign minister, Von Jagow, left him in
no doubt that this policy had. been adopted.
When he warned of the danger of all Europe,
including England, being drawn in, Von
lagow replied; "Germany must simply risk
it. It was this conviction that the German
government had deliberately brought on the
war, together with the subsequent tortuous
policy respecting Austria and Russia, which
leads Prince Lichnowsky to record his belief
that the whole civilized world cannot be
blamed for attributing to Germany the "sole
guilt for the world war."
Some day, perhaps 30 years from now,
the full documentary evidence will be avail
able to historical students, and the whole
story will be told. But we already have it in
accurate outline. One aspect of.it is indis
putable. The military party had its way, in
beginning the war, and his had its way in
Germany ever since. Whenever there has
been a difference or a clash between the civil
government and the army chiefs, the latter
have had their way. They have allowed suc
cessive chancellors and foreign ministers to
talk in the Reichstag and address notes or
speeches to foreign nations, but when the
time for action came it was the supreme
command that showed itself dominant' in
Germany. An inadvertent proof of this has
just been furnished by General Ludendorff.
Boasting about the length and completeness
of the military preparations for the present
great offensive, he said that the order for it
was given on February 1. Yet it was after
that date that Chancellor Hertling was
speaking about Germany's readiness to agree
to President Wilson's four points and ex
pressing a desire to gather around a table at
a peace conference. It is now plain that
either this was fraud and hypocrisy and an
attempt to blind the allies to the military
stroke preparing, or else the chancellor was
cooly overridden by the supreme command.
Either way, the demonstration is complete
that the militarists are in full control in Ger
many. It is this which has made even the
labor party in England and the socialists
everyhere outside of Germany give up all
talk of peace, for the present, and abandon
their plans for an international 'conference.
First, the German militarists must be
speared out of the saddle. x
, Commandeering Great Wealth
Big Taxes on the Incomes of Multimillionaires
New York Financial-World.
There was an instant public curiosity
manifest this week when a writer on finan
cial matters essayed a guess respecting the
size of the fortunesof the very wealthy men
of America and placed alongside each esti
mate the amount of government tax that
would be collected from each individual.
There are 30 well known names in this list
Estimated Income Tax
, Yearly Based on This
!0,00,000 ' 3J,400,600
Frick, II. C
Baiter, George F.
Rockefeller, William 4 7,500,000
Harknees, Edward S 6,259,000
Armour, J. Ogdea..
Vanderbllt. W. K...
Green. Edward H. R
Harriman, Mrs, E. H
iuujr' viui-vui .....
Btillman, James ....
Ryan, Thomas F. . . .
Schwab, Charles M.
Morgan, J. P 3.500,000
Sage, Mrs. Russell.. 3.000,000
McCormlck. C H... 3.000,000
Wldener, Joseph ... 3,000,000
James. Arthur C. .. 3,000,000
Brady, Nicholas F. . 3,000,000
Sehlff, Jacob H 2,500,000
Duke. James B 2,500,000
Eastman, George .. 3,500,000
Du Pont, Pierre S. . . 3,500,000
Swift, Louis S 2.500.000
Roeenwald, Julius .. 2,500,000
Lewis. Mrs. Lawrence 2.500,009
Phipps, Henry 2,500,000
We submitted this list to a man who is
credited with having a familiarity with the
affairs, of multi-millionaires far beyond that
of the average banker and he stated that he
believed the estimate of the Rockefeller in
come was about $10,000,000 to $12,000,000 in
excess of what it actually is and that the
Carnegie income was nearer $15,000,000 than
$10,000,000. Mr. Rockefeller is, however, un
doubtedly the richest man in America, in fact
in the whole world, in spite of the fact that
he has given away probably $175,000,000 to
$250,000,000. Internal Revenue Collector
Edwards of the Wall street district declared
he knew nothing about the estimate and that
thev had not been suDDlied by his office, as
f the records of the department were confiden
tial and never disclosed to any outsiders.
He ventured the opinion, however, that the
list had been prepared with shrewdness.
The actual size of these great fortunes
will not be known until they are appraised
for the inheritance taxes, on the decease of
the present owners. The Harriman, Armour,
Green, Brady, Morgan, Sage and Astor es
tates were appraised at the time their former
possessors died and their size, as of the date
of the decease of their owners, is known, but
since then great changes have taken place,
generally in the direction of an enlargement
of the estate. It was this the lawmakers at
Washington had in mind when they imposed
large excess taxes for support of the war.
Task of Printing Liberty Bon ds
Although the third Liberty loan, subscrip
tions for which will be received on and after
April 6, will probably call for the printing of
almost as many bonds as the first and second
loans combined, the securities will, in all
probability, be ready for delivery in this Fed
eral Reserve district during the campaign.
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing will
have them completed, and, other things being
normal, they will be ready for delivery dur
ing the period of the drive.
For the first issue 6,060,500 bonds were
printed; for the second, 17,363,000; the third
printing is estimated at 21,100,000, making
a total of 44,523,500 bonds to be printed,
without "taking into consideration the cou
pons attached to each converted bond.
It took about 30 days front the time the
special paper was received for the printing
of the certificates of the second issue until a
bond was completed in every detail. It re
quired the services of 430 employes for eight
months to complete the bonds for the first
loan, with 275 more engaged for three
months on the convertible bonds. For the
second issue 325 men and women were kept
busy for five and a half months. About 400
are working in eight-hour shifts on the bonds
for the third loan.
The faces and backs of the bonds of such
denomination are printed in different colors
and show different portraits. Here are the
colors and portraits of the registered bonds
of the second issue: $50, dark brown, Jef
ferson; $100, orange, Jackson; $500, dark
blue. Washington; $1,000, green, Lincoln;
$5,000 Ted,Monroe; $10,000; purple, Cleve
lang; $50,000, olive, McKinley; $100,000, light
The new Liberty bonds, in sheets of six,
are now actually printed except for the let
terpress setting forth the interest and other
terms of the issue, which will be inserted
later on the flat "press when the terms are
authorized by congress.
But still the work is not complete. Each
individual bond must be examined for a pos
sible tiny flaw that may have escaped notice
on previous occasions. Then at last the
bonds are sent to be numbered. The bonds
are packed in stacks of 1,000, numbered con
secutively, and delivery is made to the treas
ury vaults. New York Times.
i voruv I
On Tear Ago Today ta the War.
President Wilson signed the Joint
resolution declaring a stats of war
With Germany. ,
Seisurs of German ships in Ameri
can ports bef-qn. ,
Britten, made progress north ef St
QuentiB. and captured vlllags et Lera
pirs. The Say We Celebrate.
Millard V. Bobbins, Totted States
local observer, bora 1373. '
Charles O. Lobeck. representative
in congress of the Second Nebraska
district, bora at Aadover, UL, ( years
ago. . .
Major General William H. Sags. 17.
6. A bora in New York Et years aso.
Rt. Rev. Austin Dow liny. Catholic
bishop of Des Moines, born ta New
,jor tiiy v years sgo.
TOOs Day la History.
1731 Daniel Defoe, author of "Rob
inson Crusoe died in London. Bora
there is 166 1. , :
17S9 -The electors ehos George
itTasaingtoa 9rst president of the
(United States. "
1330 First Mormon church or
jganised at Manchester. N. T.
1162 General Albert Sidney John
ston, celebrated confederate command
er, killed at battls of Pittsbunrh
Landing1 (SWIoh). Bora at Washing
ton. Ky February 2, 1301
1393 Mormons dedicated ths com
pleted temple at Salt Lake City. '
J ust 80 Years Ago Today
The ireneral freight office of the
TJnlon Pacific has had aa addition in
the shape of a very handsome case for
keeping books and papers which ex
tends across the entire room.
John Hussie, whose hardware store
on Cumins- street was burglarized
some weeks ago, . presented Chief
Seavey with a check for $13 as a
slit ht reward to the officers who so
promptly recovered the bulk of the
stolen property. Sigwart, Haze,
Moatyn. Dempsey, Ward and Burr re
ceived $2,50 aach. ,
Articles of incorporation were filed
with the county clerk by G. H. Payn,
C. H. Siikworth, T. H. Taylor. O. IC
Sconeld, D. M Haveriy, A. K. Mc
Kone, E. E. Hastings. W. H. Russell
scd George M. Nattinger of the
Mutual Investment company of Oma
ha, the capital stock of which is $100,.
Work was commenced upon M.
Hellmaa's foundry on the southwest
corner of Fifteenth sad Jackson
State Press Comment
Plattsmouth Journal: A man aever
realises what a soft snap he had un
til hs loses all his teeth.
Nebraska City Press: The Nebras
ka legislature should lay aside all
thought of poltical ambition and give
the people of the state a sedition law
which has teeth in it
Hastings Tribune: There is nothing
surprising in the snnouncement that
all of Nebraska's congressmen, ex
cepting the sne who desires to become
a senator, are candidates for re-election.
Grand Island Independent: Imme
diately after the Omaha Jury finds
Lynch guilty and ousts him wo have
the sensation in the metropolis of
"The Finished Mystery." Huh!
Alliance Times: One lady brought
a pair of men's dancing pumps and a
full dress vest to be sent the Belgians
Imagine some old man wearing a
fancy whits vest and a pair of patent
dancing pumps along with a pair of
homespun and tattered Jeans.
Falls City Journal: The Burlington
Railroad company is forced by Mc
Adoo to suspend all newspaper ad
evrtlslng after March $1. 191. Me
Adoa has as great a head on him f r.r
business ss a woman running a sec.
ond-hand store. If it depended either
on McAdoo or a-woman ta keen busi
ness going by spending monwy for
newspaper publicity grass would grow
in the streets of every, town ia the
United States. He appears to be a
side partner of the fuel administrator
and Just ss successful ia keeping bust'
. Right to the Point
St Louis Globe-Democrat: To
Parts the tong-range bombardment
was a sensation the first day; the third
day a Joke.
Minneapolis Tribune: Shortage of
food is now given as the cause for
the German offensive on the western
front which is very materially reduc
ing the number of Germans who will
not hereafter be bothered by the food
Minneapolis Tribunes Berlin an
nounces that criminals of military age
are to be placed in the fighting ranks
of the German army. Some of Ger
many's greatest criminals of military
ago are in the army already, though
not in the fighting ranks
Brooklyn Eagle: Cutting off pres
ents for soldiers in France except on
the written request of the beneficiary
approved by his commander, bars
nearly all gifts. It is a hard me&aure.
if necessary. ; The saving of cargo
space, however, is of vital Importance.
New York Herald: "We don't know
where we're going, but we're On our
way." is the purport of LudendorfTs
message. The rest of ns have an ad
vantage over Ludendorff; we know
where German militarism is gains;,
even though a little uncertain of the
New York World: General von
LudendorfTs statement that the Ger
mans have won a great victory, but
that nobody can see what will result
from it, shows that he has an ey. on
the people at home, who are becom
ing very weary of "victories" that do
not bring the promised peace with in.
Twice Told Tales
"i Garden Camouflage.
Frederick W. Vsnderbilt at dinner
in Poughkeepsie, praised the produc
tion of his war garden.
"If I told you all that my war gar
den has produced," he said, "you
wouldn't believe me. You'd think I
was as mendacious a joker as Mark
"A young girl once asked Mark
Twain to writs in her autograph al
bum. She said It must be something
she could show hr mother. The
great humorist dipped his pen in the
Ink and wrote:
'Never tell a lie.
"'Beautiful,' said the girl, in a
slightly disappointed voice, but Mark
wasn't dons yet He dipped his pen
in the ink again and added:
" 'Except to keep in practice.'"
New York KaiL
For High School of Conunerc.
Omaha, April 6. To the Editor of
The Bee: The Board of Education la
submitting to the voters of Greater
Omaha a proposition for a bond issue
to be voted upon at the coming elec
tion for the sole purpose of erecting
a new commercial, technical high
school. The Omaha High School of
Commerce is the only vocational in
stitution In Nebraska and for the short
time of its existence has magnificently
served the purpose for which is was
founded. It is the poor man's school.
Every boy and girl who graduates
from that school becomes a bread win
ner the moment he or she steps out
from that institution. It is a school
for boys and girls wha cannot afford
to keep up the academio education
to fit themselves for professions, but
who are compelled to shift for them
selves as soon as they get through
with the preliminaries. The High
School of Commerce In the few years
of Its existence has graduated scores
of boys and girls and the data from
that school shows that every boy and
girl is filling a position commanding a
good salary, some in business for
themselves, conducting it successfully.
In spite of all the obstacles laid in
the path of the poor boy and girl by
the unsanitary buildings, temporary
shacks, dingy stores converted into
class rooms, scattered annexes which
are heated by stoves and which are
poorly ventilated, with miserable
lights; In spite of all discomforts,
hardships and lack of accommoda
tions, the boys and girls of Greater
Omaha are flocking to this school by
the hundreds in order to get the vo
cational education which this splen
did institution is offering them and it
is for the purpose of giving the boys
and girls decent Quarters and modern
facilities for their education that the
bonds are asked for.
Let us help the poor man's boy and
girl and give them the facilities to
become good, useful and efficient citi
zens and let us vote for the bonds for
the erection of a commercial, tech
nical high school.
HARRY B. ZIMMAN.
Abuse of Service Pins.
Western, Neb., April 3. To the
Editor of The Bee: I would like very
much to know who can legally wear a
serviee pin? A coffee house has
put a service pin in each can it sells
as a prize, and they are being worn
promiscuously by people who have
no one in the service and I think there
should be a ruling to stop it
What raises my ire is to see the
service pin stuck on a German who
wouldn't do a thing for this govern
ment unless simply compelled to, or
on a girl who has grown brothers
safely at home.
My oldest son Is in the service and
I'm mighty proud of him and I dis
like to see people claiming falsely they
are doing as much, when they are
really slackers at heart Please an
swer my query in your paper.
A SOLDIER'S MOTHER.
Answer: No law or regulation has
been made to prevent abuse of the
service pin. It is permitted to be
worn, just as the service flag is per
mitted to be displayed, by those who
have blood relatives engaged In the
war service of the United States, one
star for each person so engaged. It
was intended as a badge of honor and
is worn with pride by those who are
entitled to the privilege. Those who
wear it for the purpose of deceiving
others are merely subjecting them
selves to the criticism that overtakes
any who pretends to be something he
Quiz on Prohibition.
Omaha, April 2. To the Editor of
The Bee: Would you mind answering a
few questions' for me?
1. Which of the states in the United
States have prohibition?
2. Who among our presidents was
the first to sign a prohibition law?
3. What nation was the first in the
world to prohibit the sale of liquor
in its capital city?
4. How many states are there now
in which the manufacture and sate of
clgarets is forbidden?
MISS LAURA FLOOD.
2566 Brown street
Answers: 1. Arizona, Alabama,
Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho,
Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Mis
sissippi, Montana, Nebraska, New
Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota,
Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina,
South Dakota. Tennessee, Virginia,
Washington, West Virginia, District of
2. Woodrow Wilson (for the Dis
trict of Columbia', only.)
4. We have no data covering this
Too Much Loose Talk.
Columbus, Neb., April 2. To the
Editor of The Bee: I note in the Eve
ning World-Herald of this date an ar
ticle "Within the Law," and among
' The subcollector for a Washington
avenue merchandizing house came in
the first day sort of down in the
"Any luck?" buzzed the boss.
-Oh. so, so." '
. "How's the Brown account?"
"Well, I don't know whether you'll
rejoice or not at my success with
"What's the matter?"
"Well, when I said: Mr. Brown,
I re called to speak to you 'about a
matter,' he Interrupted me with:
That's all right my boy; she's yours.
Take her and welcome.' " St. Louis
other things mentioned is the affair
at Wahoo last Saturday. i
I happened there at the time and ii
the gentleman that wrote the article
has a drop of red blood in his veini
he would have done just as the gen
tleman did when he struck the'mar.
that said Wahoo is. made up of 8
bunch of kaiserites.
Nebraska, one of the best in th
union, but at the same time too much
such talk has been permitted and ii
nipped at the time will put a stop
There are. places where such re
marks are made and they can't , get
away with It as easily as some might
wish, according to the article written.
D. B. POTTER.
Tnant Tha plastat'i fallen off th cab
In. Panurioua Landlord Well, I hope you art
atiaflad. Tha flrat thins yea did when yaa
Moved in waa to complain that the calling
were top low. Boston Transcript.
"Thar goes the hardest worked man in
'Nomeniel He's rich and Independent."
"Tea, but he has three daughters who
work him for the support of their Bus
bands." Boston Transcript.
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ZIMMAN HAS A RECORD
Do you think it U a Safe) Bet to elect a Man
Without a Record an Untried, Inexperienced
Man to a Responsible Public Office in these
Do you think it is Wise to Elect a Man with
a Bad Record?
You want to devote Your Time to Winning
the War. You want to turn oyer the Manage
ment of your City Government to men . -who can
be trusted to handle its affairs Honestly and;
Capably who know how and who will do the
Right Thing without Watching or Prompting.
YOU WANT TO TAKE CARE OF THIS
JOB ONCE AND FOR ALL ON ELECTION
Harry B. Zimman has a Record aa a City
Councilman, President of the Council and
Mayor. His record shows that he can be trusted
to do your work as you Want it Done at it
Ought to be Done.
Zimman Fought for Lower Public Utility
Rates, for Equality of Taxation as Between Big
Corporations and the "Little Fellows," for
Elimination of Waste in City Government, for
Home Rule. 4
Do YOUR Part of the Job Election Da?-
Then you can Forget About the Rest vjsSl
Vote for Harry B. Zimman
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