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fHE BEE:' OMAHA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 28. 1914
The Omaha Bee
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I K 1
How did tht old time strike you?
The weatherman wii not asked to pay up all
the deficiency in rainfall in one ihower.
A bumper wheat crop for 1919 Is now a
aured, but do not watte wheat because of that.
The court house "gymnasium' gang it still
bushwhacking "Mike" Clark, which is a mighty
good reason for re-electing him.
RumorNias it that the "war governor" will
call for a report from hir-Americanization com
mittee shortly after election. Why delay?
Something of the dismay that exists in the
democratic camp may be measured by the ex
traordinary letter to the public from the presi
dent. How doleful the tale told at the White
House by the campaign committee can only be
surmised, but it must have been heart-rending
rfo have moved the chief magistrate of the na
tion to issue the pitiful appeal he did on behalf
of his party. -
When the thoughtful citizen recounts the
contributions to the war from the Kitchins and
Dents, the Clarks, the Lobecks and the Shal'en
bergers in the house; from the Hitchcocks,
Vardamans, Reeds and Gores in the senate, he
will be amazed that Mr. Wilson should descend
from his high and honorable position to become
spokesman for a political faction, to which he
owes so little because of real help for the win
ning of the, war. Only the desperate situation
of his party could induce him to so far depart
from the conception of his office he had set for
himself when he declared that war adjourned
Kitchin opposed the war; Clark, Dent and
Shallenberger opposed the draft; Lobeck cham
pioned the embargo on munitions; Chamberlain
and Hitchcock sought to supplant the president
with a "superior" war council; Reed and Gore
strenuously fought the food administration
measure, -.while Vardaman and Hardwick op
posed the chief executive ih many ways. But
all this is overlooked now,whilt Americans are
asked to vote for democrats only as alone pos
sessing the patriotism needed to win the war.
Parlous indeed must be the party fortunes
to draw such an admission from the president.
Nothing in the attitude of the republican party,
in or out of congress, justifies it, save that a de
termined campaign has been made to remove
unfit and disloyal democrats from the roll call
"Prince Arthur" says he voted for suffrage
in 1915. Well, "G. M. W voted against suf
frage in 1918, making it SO-SO for the teany
When reading'reports from Germany, keep
in mind that the Reichstag is merely a subli
mated debating society, with no real powers.
If the democrats are doing so well why not
trust the people to vote on the issue without
requiring the president to make such an appeal?
; , Ludendorff goes to the discard, so It ia re
ported, preceding the kaiser by i few days.
That whole machine is headed for the scrap
Two things Nebraska voters ought to keep
in mind are Lobeck' s bill for an embargo oa
munitions and Shallenberger's opposition to the
Defeat for the democratic party next week
does not mean the end of th war, but it
does mean an end to sectional government in
the United States.
Drive for the War Work Fund.
The campaign to raise $170,500,000 for the
uses of the several organizations united in war
work will soon be started. Dr. John R. Mott
of New York, who is at the head of the general
committee, calls attention to a query that has
4been raised, concerning the necessity for the
huge fund, if peace impends. He answers this
by pointing out that even though peace were de
clared immediately, it will be many months be
fore the work of the relief societies will be
ended. Demobilization of the immense armies
will take up a long time; restoration of the
devastated regions will also continue over
many months, and the general relief work
among tht affected populations will demand vthe'
expenditure of money just the same as if the
war were in progress. The Red Cross, Y. M.
C. A., Knjghts of Columbus, Salvation Army
and other agencies for relief will be in the field
long after the armies have left, and must have
Tht women of tht south have not to much
to complain of because they art denied the
ballot The democrats refuse to let lots of men
down there vote.
Ont effect of republican control 'of congress
will be that the kaiser-coddling democratic sena
tor from Nebraska will not be a member of the
Tht way to make an early peace is to be
ready for a long war" is th"e word from a British
inanitions officer, and it sounds like concen
Mr. McAdoo took the brake off just In time
to enable tht democrats by the gract of Sam
Gract to line) up the railroad employes in Ne
braska for Neville and Morehead.
What a great session it will be when ron
Hhdenburg, von Ludendorff, von Mackenzen,
yon Falkenhayn and several other Tons get to
gether some day to decide which ont lost tht
Ten new drtadnaughti do not stagger tht
democrats nowadays, when one was too many
few years ago. Our own Charles Otto Lobeck
Toted in opposition to any increase in tht nary
befort, the war.
Fret trade means distress for America, no
matter in what form it is visited npon our in
dustries. That is why voters shy at it, even
when it is disguised as "nk economic discrimi
nation between nations."
Having closed up the public meetings, tht
democrats now complain that republican candi
dates art sending out letters to voters. Why
not get an order from Burleson to exclude cam
paign literature from the mails?
"Jimham" Lewis patiently explains that tht
president didn't mean fret tradt by "no eco
nomic barriers," but does not say exactly what
ia meant by the phrase. We wonder if "Jim
ham" il Still nut tin or nartv he for eonntrv.
I he was twenty years ago.
' Belgium's Golden Apples
iting Alberts troops are waging a Winning
light against the dragon that guards the golden
apples ia the Belgian garden of the Hesperides.
The dragon in this instance is the Teuton
Moloch of war. The garden is the desolated
lands of Belgium. The apples are the' light
that follows darkness, the symbols of love and
happiness and prosperity and liberty. TheHer
cufes that is (destined to slay the dragon and
seize the apples is the Belgian army, aided by
British ad. French comrades.
The mythological story is more or less fa
miliar. To obtain the golden apples was one of
the 12 labdts assigned to Hercules by Eurys
theus. king of Argos. The Hesperides were the
daughters of Night. Their garden was, we
might say, where the sun sets. The apples were
wedding gifts to Hera upon her tnarriage to
Zeus. Ladon, the dragon, helped to gpard
them. They were symbols of love and fruitful
ness. ; Hercules', slaying of the dragon and his
delivering the apples to Argos might be inter
preted poetically as his chasing away the shad
ows of night and bringing back to mankind
the fructifying sunlight.
1 Gallant Albert and his revivified army are
doing something of that kind for long-surTering
Belgium. Their deathless spirit, their ardent
love of country, their will to eject the Hun from
the land . he violated and cruchjed these consti
tute one of the most inspiring chapters of the
whole war story. The- soil of Belgium is being
purged of brutal invaders. The darkness of
pondage is lifting. Thelighl of liberty is break
ing through ttfe war clouds. The goldf n apples
are almost within reach. Minneapolis Tribune.
Free Trade, and Peace Treaties.
The president knows that the forthcoming
peace treaties must be economic as well as
political, and he wants to meet the situation.
Shaw wants to tie his hands. by electing re
publican congressmen and senators to oppose
such a policy. See to it that the president is
upheld on the Sth, Mr. Citizen. Political Tre
acle Department of the Omaha Hyphenated.
The president also knows that he ifas noth
ing to dread from a republican congress so far
as the conduct of the war is concerned. Not a
resolution or a billhas been introduced in either
house by a republican the, passage, of which
woulxL. hamper the commander-in-chief in any
of his plans.
Great Britain, France and Italy are opposed
to fret trade with Germany. Are not these
allies to have anything to say in regard to the
terms of the peace treaty?
The republican party is traditionally op
posed to free trade. On this point it differs
with and from the democratic party. This pol
icy has nothing whatever to do with winning
the war, and is of interest now only as affecting
conditions after the war. Voters should keep
these things in mind when they go to the polls.
Fire Protection Day. '
. Tht governor and the state fire marshal
have set apart a day in November to be ob
served as fire inspection day in Nebraska, when
all fire risks or hazards are to be carefully
looked after. Tht Bee commends this special
occasion, but again urges, as it has many times
in the past, that every day be made fire inspec
tion day in Nebraska. It is always wise to be
on guard against possible loss by fire, but never
was the duty so imperative as this time, when
the energy of the country is needed to carry on
war activities. Now, if ever, private property
should bt watched with utmost care, to see
that no fire destroy it. Property owners should
prudently look into everything connected with
their heating plants, examine all places where
waste is kept'and make certain that danger
from fife in any form is entirely removed.
"Supporting the President." j
Senator Thomas of Colorado makes a great
display of need for loyal support to the presi
dent, predicating his appeal for votes for the dem
ocrats, on utterances of . Theodore Roosevelt in
1898. Well, to go back to that time, we find "Jim
ham" Lewis and Champ Clark reading Amos
Cummings out of the democratic party because he
voted to give McKinley funds to carry on the
war with Spain. Senator Thomas, then a candi
date for governor of Colorado,, vas making his
campaign on a free silver platform, lauding
Bryan and criticizing the president The Omaha
World-Herald was dally firing from behind at
McKinley arid his cabinet The next year, as
governor of Colorado, Senator Thomas de
nounced the Philippine policy of the national
administration and made vigorous demand that
the Colorado troops be returned from the islands,
whefe they were on the firing line. These are
some of the reasons why it was ncessary to
elect republicans to help McKinley w i the war
with Spain and to put down the Aguinaldo in
surrection. Where is there anything in that
situation to parallel the course'oFthe republican
party in its attitude1 towards the war today ?
Four years ago last July Germany declined
all suggestions that the subject in dispute be
carefully discussed,, but that , was before the
kaiser had been cured of the, notion that he
could whip the whole of creation. s '
Robert Todd Lincoln, only surviving sontTf
President Lincoln,, has just celebrated his 75th
birthday. He has retired 'from all business ac
tivities and lives quietly in Washington, the
r scene of the trials., triumphs and tragedjc, of the
martyred president : ,
Right in the Spotlight
- Colonel David Davies, a Welsh
millionaire and member of parlia
ment, is a keen critic -of militarism;
and deeply interested in the League
of Nations scheme. He believes
that after this war it should be pos
sible for all the powers to form a
'United States of the World," to
keep the peace by doing away with
huge armies and navies and in sub
stituting an international army and
navy to discipline any refractory
power. Owning miles of railways
and a number of great coal mines,
"D. D.," as he is nicknamed, has
won renown as a philanthropist and
big-game hunter. Perhaps his most
notable act of benevolence was when
he initiated a campaign against tub
erculosis, personally contributing
$50,000 to form the nucleus of a na
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Lieut. Harden first American
wounded in trench warfare in France.
French and Belgians won back
from the Germans I considerable
area south of Dixmude.
Austro-German offensive reached
Italian plains after capture of 100,
In Omaha 30 Years Ago.
Governor Thayer arrived in Om
aha today and will address the peo
ple this evening ' on the political
The home of Mr. and Mrs, K. M.
Jenney on Park Wilde avenue was
the scene of a very happy gathering,
celebration of their silver wedding.
Mr. Williah F. Fitch and wife gave
a reception at their home on Nine
teenth and Leavenworth streets.
The members of the Omaha re
publican Flambeau club made ar
rangements to go to Fremont on
A meeting of the joint committee
was held on thethe opening of the
Omaha and Council Bluffs bridge
in the Board of Trade building. Max
Meyer presided and Mr, Nattinger
acted as secretary.
The earnest workers of the Chris
tian church met at the pleasant home
of Mrs. Blanche Kennedy, 2217
The Day We Celebrate.
Joseph W. Folk, former governor
of Missouri, now nominee for United
States senator, born at Brownsville,
Tenn., 49 years ago. '
Richard Folsom Cleveland, son of
the late President Grover Cleveland,
who is ,now in service abroad, born
at Princeton, N. J., 21 years ago.
Joseph W. Fie.r, former governor
of Illinois, now department com
mander of the Grand Army, horn at
Staunton, Va., 78 years ago.
John Mason, one of the best act
ors of the American stage, born at
Orange, N. J., 61 years ago.
Simon Wolf, of Washington.).
C, an eminent leader of American
Jewry, born in Rhenish Bavaria, 82
This Day in History.
1817 Henrietta Shuck, the first
American woman missionary to
China, Born at Kilmarnock, Va.
Died in China, Nov. 27, 1847.
1843--Roswell Miller, for many
years head of the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul Railway, born at
Harford, Pa. Died in New York
City, Jan. 3, 1913.
1886 Bartholdi's Statue of Liber
ty, a gift from France to the United
States, was formally inaugurated.
1915. French cabinet reorganized
with Aristide Briand as premier.
1916. Captain Boelke, celebrated
German aviator, killed in an air col
lision. Timely Jottings and Reminders.
One thousand five hundred and
fiftieth day of the great war.
Centennial of the birth of Ivan
Turgnev, the Russian novelist and
Centinnial of the birth of Abigail
Adams, wife of the second Presi
dent of the United States.
In cities and towns throughout
the United States a nation-wide
drive will be - launched to
collect a million phonograph rec
ords for the use of soldiers and
Storyette of the Day.
Mr. Roberts, a banker in a west
ern town, was very bald, and was in
the habit of wearing his hat in the
bank during business hours as a
protection from flies in warm
weather and from cold breezes in
Every week a negro employe of
the bank presented a check and
drew his wages. One day, as he
was putting the money in a worn
and greasy wallet, the banker,
chanced to pass by and asked:
"Look here, John, why don't you
let some of that money stay in the
bank and keep an account with, us?"
"Well, sah," replied the negro,
leaning toward the banker, and gaz
ing curiously at the Panama hat he
wore, "I's always afeard. You see,
sah, you look like you was always
ready to start somewheres." Sat
urday Evening Post.
Baltimore American: If Turkey
and Austria sue tor peace it will be
a great pleasure to deal with Ger
Brooklyn Eagle: On the 526th
anniversary of the discovery of
America the Germans aeknowledged
that they had also discovered it
Minneapolis Tribune: They say
Hiriaenburg prompted- the peace
feelers. Nobody knows how' much
the boches need peace better than
New York World: The drastic
new food regulations for restaurants
will effect a saving for proprietors,
but is there the slightest suggestion
that they will save anything for pa
Kansas City Star: Th first Ger
man note showed anxiety about a
mixed' commission to superintend
.the evacuation of France and Bel
gium. But the evacuation progressed
with celerity, without any commis
sion whatever, -. "':
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The Red Badge of Courage
New York Times
The intrinsic value of the Distinguished Ser
vice Cross is a mere trifle! but the soldierwho
wins it on the battlefield in France and survives
to wear it will have a title to heroism none
ran rVi11in!Tv Msni an nfficer of htEh rank
who comes home without the decoration will state In your earliest Issue the an
..,., Th. .fter F.U. are swer the following question: Do
the moral values. They only endure. One of
the most eminent of Americans, who served in
the Santiago campaign, declared that he would
rather have the medal of honor than be pro
moted to the grade of general. There would
be plenty of generals but few awards of the
American Victoria Cross. Rank does not make
much of an impression upon our democratic
people, but to be pointed out as one of the
bravest of the brave is the great' war, that is
a real distinction stamping one as a man among
ThicJy awards of the Distinguished Service j
Service on Exemption Boards.
Chambers, Neb., Oct 24. To the
Editor of The Bee: Will you please
the county clerk and the siheriff still
retain their positions on the exemp
tion -board Slid whether they are re
elected to county offices or not?
M. WIRT HIATT.
Answer: In this county (Douglas)
the county clerk and sheriff do not
serve on exemption boards as they
do in the smaller counties of the
state We have six exemption boards
In this county, to serve the require
ments of area and population. Our
exemption boards have three mem
bers each, one member of each
board being a physician. The mem-
and confirmed by the provost mar
shal. The boards are directly an
swerable to the governor, although,
of course, they are nominally under
control of the provost mashal. Our
present sheriff and county clerk are
republican nominees for re-election
to their present positions on Novem
Cross to officers and men serving in France j b"s are appointed by the governor
have just been announced in Washington. In
the list are five commissioned officers, one
captain and four lieutenants; eight sergeants,
three corporals and 14 privates. One of
the heroes was from Argentina; a machine gun
ner; the others came from all parts of the
United States. Some of the names are familiar
to those who talk of the old American stock
and count on it for glorious performance in the
field; other names come out of the melting pot.
Let us begin with one, Tony Trekauska, ser
geant in Company -E, 16th infantry, hailing from
Cincinnati. Near Soissons on July 18, that
memorable day when Marshal Foch began his
counter offensive, Sergeant Trekauska, "volun
tarily and single-handed, captured a machine
gun and killed the crew. Let us not overlook
the man from Argentina, who must have fought
for an ideal with his brothers of the north;
Private Antonio Aielle (Buenos Aires) on July
19, near Vierzy, "left the safety of the trenches,
advanced nearly 100 yards In the open under
heavy artillery fire and carried back to safety a
severely wounded marine." A gallant deed by
a man with nerves of steel, for there is nothing
more soul-shaking than the ordeal of "heaijy
The German-Americans (possibly the native
sorn Germans) are represented by Private Al
bert Fritz of the 16th infantry, who, as an ammunition-
carrier, in action south of Soissons,
July 18-23, "after being twice wounded, contin
ued to carry ammunition while exposed to heavy
shell fire." Berlin, Wis., claims Private Fritz.
His next of kin will be the most gratified man
in America. To soldiers who died on the field
of battle, or were mortally wounded, awards
have been made. Their chance of life was a
forlorn hope when they exposed themselves.-'
Take the case fo Private Ecarter K. Koon (Fre
donia, Ky.) of Company B, First engineers. In
action south of Soissons, July 20, he was mor
tally wounded on his third venture to bring in
the wounded "under heavy shell fire." Ser
geant Wallace Green (Eure, N. C.) of Company
M, Sixth Infantry, continued to cut wire entan
glements under a "heavy enemy barrage" at
Frapelle on August 17 until he was killed. Pri
vate Cornelius C. Fredericks (Brooklyn) of the
same company and jegiment met the same fate
at the same spot. Captain William Mack (De
troit) of the 305th infantry and Second Lieuten
ant Leonard Cox (New York City), also of the
305th, won the decoration for doing very hazard
ous reconnaissance work in broad daylight on
the Vesle river on September 2. Mack swam
the stream and tied a rope by which his men
crossed over. In a house at Bazoches, on the
other side, he attacked the enemy concealed
there and returned, wounded by machine gun
fire, with "valuable information." Lieutenant
Cox killed two Germans and wounded' another
inthe yard of a chateau at Bazoches, bt lost
none of his men.
These are examples. The others of this
glorious company of the decorated were equally
brave. The ordeal of battle struck thefire of
valor from their souls, although at home they
may have been the quietest and most diffident of
men. The story should set us thinking that it
will be a shameful reproach if we do not buy
more Liberty bonds to back up such fighting
men in- France.
Nebraska's Soil Product Exhibit
Lincoln, Oct. 25. To the Editor of
The Bee: In your issue of Friday,
last referring to Nebraska's signal
victory at the Internationl Soil
Products exposition, you say the ex
pense of the exhibit was borne by 1
the various commercial organiza
tions of the state and the Omaha
bureau of publicity.
The facts are that the expense of
the exhibit was borne by the Ne
braska department of publiccity,
with the exception of a generous
contribution by the publicity depart
ment of the Omaha Chamber of
'The commission which I have the
honor to serve decided that the de
partment of publicity should defray
the expense of this exhibit the leg
islature having overlooked an ap
propriation for that purpose. De-
Niiring to conserve the limited ap
propriation as much as possible I
asked a number of commercial or
ganisations to assist. Omaha's en
terprising organization came across
with $75, and- the Alliance organi
zation agreed, to do something if
necessary. Thanks to the genius and
public spirit of Mr. Martin it was
not necessary to call upon Alliance.
My department appropriated $600,
and this, with Omaha's contribution,
seems to have been sufficient.
I deem it only Justice to the Ne
braska department of publicity and
the Omaha Chamber of Commerce
that these facts be made known.
WILL M. MAUP1N,
Director Nebraska Department of
Crying for Peace
The Balloon Pilot Camp John Wise, Texas.
And now the German hordes are crying for
Like all cowards and bullies, they show won
derful courage and bravery while they are walk
ing over, a smaller and weaker nation. They
show great fighting ability whife they have the
other fellow on the run. They stick-their chests
out and cry "Me und Gott" as long as they are
raping helpless women and while they are cut
ting the hands off little children.
But now that they have their backs to the
wall they do not even show the courage of an
ordinary rat. For a rat will not cry for mercy
when he is cornered; he will fight, and he will
die fighting. But not so with the Hunl
Any man will respect a real fighter, but every
man despises a dastardly coward. ' And nothing
but a coward will cry 'Quit" at the first sign of
. Peacel What peace can there be until the
Hun is beaten to his knees and ground down
until he can be ground no more? What peace
can there be while the destruction of Rheims
cathedral and other places of worship still arc
unavenged? What peace can there be until the
sinking of the Lusitania is wiped out with the
blood of the Hohen2ollerns? Can we forget
those water-soaked bodies of mothers and chil
dren that were washed up on the Irish coast?
Can we forget the devastation of Belgium? Can
we forget the years of suffering the Hun has
brought upon the world? ,And can we forget
the intrigue and plots that have been hatched
and perpetrated against America? Will Amer
ican mothers be content to give their sons only
to have peace at the moment American troops
are about to step on German soil?
There can be no peace until kaiserism, with
all its damnable, dirty, women-killing customs
is banished from the' earth I And that Cannot
come about without unconditional surrenderl
People and Events '
No objection is heard against the project of
shipping to the boys over'there the home crop
of Thanksgiving turkey. Abstention from ele
vated gobbler meat at home combines patriot
ism and economy worthy of all praise. , '
The reform administration of New York
City boosted assessment values to a high notch,
which enables the tax eaters to increase the an
nual budget by $6,000,000 and at the same time
pledge a reduction in the tax rate. Smooth
work is Tammany's long suit.
Tenants on the Scully estate in Illinois, com
prising about 8,000 acres of fine land, are bub
bling with indignation against 'a raise in rents
from $6 to $10 an acre. All improvements on
the land belong to the tenants. A battle against
the squeeze promises to be as lively as any
staged against the same system in Ireland.
One Lelghton Frooks, running for congress
somewhere in the Empire state, beats 'em all on
popular war issues. "Our crying need today,"
he exclaims, "is sartorial freedom. I am going
to congress to suppress the collar to eradicate
it, squelch it and render it null and void." No
modern crusader ever staged a more fetching
appeal to oppressed mankind. A collarless con
gress is one sure means of making the world
safe for democracy. More power to Frooks 1
A report that whisky was a sure preventive
of the "flu" brought to Camp Devens, Massa
chusetts, a legion of salesmen from the boozer
ies of Boston and vicinity. So great was the
pressure to save the khaki boys at so much per
bottle that the guards had to shoo the wet host
from the gates and the camp medics issued a
denial. As a means of wartime profiteering
the report fell far short of the golden returns
flowing from a similar mysterious hunch about
the curative value of oranges and lemons. In
stantly California sat up and merrily sent fruit
prices out ot signt - -
What Docs the President Fear?
Omaha, Oct 26. To the Editor of
The Bee: Taking President Wilson
at his word: "No scruple of taste
ro.ust in grim times like these be al
lowed to stand in the way 'of speak
ing the grim truth," it is both seemly
and expert nt to call the attention
of the voters to a few of the grim
facts which stand out so prominent
in the letter in which he uses these
words. For the first time we are
Informed direct from headquarters
that the president of the United
States is moving in the war as the
head of the democratic party rather
than as the chief executive of the
United States, and by inference at
least that it is the policies of a "par
tisan which he is endeavoring to
have adopted as a world-policy
rather than those principles of
democracy and liberty which are the
common heritage of all free peoples.
Ha says that a republican major
ity in either branch of congress
would seriously'impalr his power to
administer the trust assigned to him
by the constitution. The only trust
assigned to him by the constitution
is the enforcement of the laws en
acted by the congress. Mr. Wilson
apparently makes the mistake of
thinking that the people of the,
United States have elected him as
their leader above the constitution
something which I think he would
correct on sober second thought.
It would be unthinkable to assume
that he would prefer a Vardaman
to a Lodge In the senate, of a
Slayden to a Mann in the house,
were it not for the fact that after
fixing a certain "acid test" of loy
alty he approves a Lobeck who
failed to stand that test, and Infer
entlally at least all democrats who
are now renominated who are In the
same attitude toward the test, after
denouncing (Slayden and Vardaman.
In these matters the president
shows that he prefers disloyal dem
ocrats in congress to loyal repub
licans. He further says, "The leaders of
the minority In the present congress
have unquestionably been pro-war,
but they have been anti-administration."
In this he gives his entire
case away. He is not asking for
demorra.t1r rnnoTjecmAn rnrtA onn n
tors to strengthen the country in ltsl
prosecution of the war, but simply
to strengthen his party.
We are all behind President Wil
son as the chief executive of the
United States in his transactions
with our allies and with the com
mon enemy. Many of us have looked
upon him as almost superhuman in
his attributes; we have compared
him with Washington and with Lin
coln. We are hurt to our very souls
to find our idol with feet of clay.
Washington did not fear divided
councils In his cabinet. There could
be no wider divergence of opinions
than those held by Hamilton and
those held by Jefferson, but both
received consideration at the hands
of our first president A member
of Buchanan's cabinet sat In the
cabinet of- Lincoln, but It Is not
written that either of these presi
dents were confounded by divided
What does the president really
fear? H. H. CLAIBORNE.
Price of Potatoes.
"Somewhere In Iowa," Oct. 25.
To the Editor of The Bee: I was
glad to read your article on the po
As a "food-conserving and wheat
saving" measure, should not the gov
ernment take special pains to fur
nish cars and give low rates for the
transportation of potatoes from the
producer to the consumer before
cold weather comes. They ask us
to "use substitutes." Nothing will
encourage their use more than to
give us the chance to buy them at a
reasonable price. As to the quality
of Nebraska potatoes, I'll risk them
for my winter's supply if I,can get
them at a reasonable figure. Pota
toes are retailing here for $2.50 per
bushel "and up." Ain't that proflteer
"It's a Camouflage,"
Fairbury, Neb., Oct. 23. To the
Editor of The Bee: Say, people!
The cry from certain liquor elements
that whisky is a cure for the "flu"
is nothing but camouflage. Our best
medical men say whisky is detrimen
tal. I believe this epidemic called
"flu" is nothing but grippe. Our
mothers and fathers used to take
hot lemonade, ginger tear-warm foot
baths at night and a cathartic of
some kind. If you have a cough,
take some good cough remedy and
stay in the house three or four days.
I promise you this will do you more
good than whisky. I think the
j whisky element la M tricky aa
"Kaiser Bill," and my daily prayer
is that God will raise up strong
Christians who will put a stop to
satan's and kaiser's camouflage that
seems to rise up at this critical time
of restless minds caused from "flu"
epidemic. Stop! Listen! Think!
More lives have been lost through
whisky thansaved. "Ye that are
asleep awake!" The fight is on.
"To save souls and country." Drink
Is as much of an enemy to America
as Kaiser Bill. May God use me to
help save both souls and country Is
my daily prayer.
MRS. NELLIE FRANK.
"Nebraska's War Governor!"
Nelson, Neb., Oct. 24. To the Ed
itor of The Bee: There are so many
queries being hurled at a fellow
these days as the recipients of these
circulars sent out by or from the ex
ecutive office that they are being
looked at askance, and they all ask:
"By what right does Governor Ne
ville claim the distortion to be
called or considered as 'Nebraska's
war governor?' "
The question is mooted around
whether it Is because of his attempt
to orglntze the "Fighting Seventh,"
and4hen had to back down and out
and allow the boys to go home with
their heads drooping In shame and
seek enlistment elsewhere?
The further query is whether It Is
not exactly In line with "Colonel"
Bryan's retreat from C"ba some
years ago, when he sought to obtain
political significance from It And
he did, and so has our "war gover
nor," and he will meet it every turn
in the road till after election.
Answer Keith Neville has as
sumed the title of "War Governor"
presumably because the nation hap
pens to be at war; he may have been
assisted In this course through his
having undertaken to act as colonel
of the "Fighting Seventh" and gov
ernor of the etate at the same time.
Colonel Bryan resigned his commis
sion In 1898 that he might go to
Washington and "uphold the presi
dent" by beseeching democratic sen
ators to reject the treaty of peace
with Spain, because the latter did
not meet his views.
Appreciates Agnew's Efforts.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 21. To the
Editor of The Bee: Hats off to Mr.
Agnew. When anyone does the
least to get this ridiculous daylight
saving law repealed he is doing a
great service to his country.
That law has made me cuss more
and cjiew more tobacco than any
law I knBw. To save a little fuel
our dongress hit on a plan that orig
inated in Germany to set clocks
ahead one hour. We did save a lit
tle fuel and benefited a number of
golf fiends and Joyriders, but to
every laboring man. every farmer
and every school child in the United
States that law is a detriment, farm
ers paid little attention to It, labor
ing men lost Sne hour of refreshing
sleep every night through the sum
mer and school children were-hustled
out of bed Just when the child
loves best to sleep.
This law originated In Germany,
where materialism is God and the
tender bodies of children and the
brawn of labor are as dross. I for
one, in my Insignificant way, do pro
test against this Hun-borrowed law
and would like to see the pernicious
idea that put it on the statute books
hurled back, across the Rhine from
whence it came. JESSE KINDER,
Down With Them.
Omaha, Oct. 24. To the Editor of
The Bee: If the Germans are not
sincere in their desire for peace,
Wilson has put them in a more em
barrassing position than they sought
to put him.
It has developed that the United
States 78 an out and out pro-allies
contingent and to appeal to them is
an indirect appeal to Foch. Now,
If this drive breaks down, where will
the Germans find another excuse to
As much as the sneaking kaiser
and his brood may regret the course
the war has taken, they can never
complain that their enemies have
been unjust. Murderers and assas
sins meet with little sympathy, but
that little Is too much for a Hohen
zollern. The caged hyena begins to
lust for more blood because he sees
others who escaped him in his ef
fort to sweep the earth clean of life.
Down with the tyrant. Down with
despotism. Down with the Hohen
zollerns. D. HOLADAY.
"Will this prohibition of manufacturing
any kind of aplrltuous liquor affect the
sailing of ahlpa?"
"Why, how can It T"
"Well, you know aalllng veaaela hava to
make port." Baltimore American.
, Pick Jack told ma that my watch wa
Pocket Waa It?
Pick No, but when I reached la my
pocket to aee I noticed that Jit waa go
"How many prlionera did yea bring
"Twenty-aeven? Tour comrade brought
B only four." .
"Tea, air, but you aee I ran out of am
munition before be did." Loulavllle
State Press Comments .
"One realize that these are wai
times." says the Blair Tribune wlU
a star of surprise, "when a girl
comes to the door to read a gai
York News-Times: Everybody li
Inclined to call everybody unpatri
otic when the fact is all are patriotic.
It Is like religious fervor, some ars
noisier than others.
Fremont Tribune: When peact
conies what are we going to do about
railroad and express rates? It took
us 25 years here In Nebraska to get
what were regarded as Just trans
portation rates, when they were sud
denly upset by the war. Will it taka
25 years to get back when this crue!
war is over?
Kearney Hub: Victor Rosewater'e
appointment to represent the war In
dustries board in Nebraska in the
matter of print paper conservation
will be appreciated by the newspaper
publishers of the state, because they
will all have confidence that they
can have a square deal close at home
Instead of having to deal with Wash
ington by long distance.
Grand Island Independent: Ths
Liberty loan returns are all the mors
an ahswer to any potentate who
might doubt America's standing up
for herself In view of the fact that
not even on of the worst epldemlci
an ebldemlc more greatly disor
ganizing business and everything
else than anything the country has
ever had could stay America's hand
in answering the country's call. And
aren't you glad you can say you had
a hand In it did your shar in ltf
Harvard Courier: Omaha women
sold nearly $1,000,000 worth of Lib
erty bonds. The women of the na
tion hava don and are doing their
part In every phase of the war work,
they are doing things no on in
America ever expected them to do,
they have been' right on the Job any
time and all the time. And yet,
there are men in the country who
think women have no right to vote,
that they haven't got sense enough
to vote, that they should have noth
ing to say about the policies of th
"While We Go Marching Through,
Aren't they glorloua colore boya, the red
and white and blue, -Slnoe
we're bound for Berlin you bet
we'll go right through
Capture Kaleer William and all hie army
While wa go marching through Belgium,
Hurrah! Hurrah I we'll catch old Kaleer
Hurrah! Hurrah! you bat the Tankees
When they aee our bannera there the
Kalaer'e h'art will chill,
While we go marching through Belgium.
Ota, come on Tankee doodle boya, we'll
have a lot of fun.
We've got the Kalaer going, yea, we've
got him on the run;
We'll catch another German, then we'U
catch another Hun,
While we go marching through Belgium.
We fought them on the water and we
fought them In the air,
We fought them on the land 'till "the
Kalaer pulled hie hair;
We've kept them moving ever elnce our
boye went "over there'';
While we go marching through Belgium,
The Kaleer with hie armlatlce he wrote
to Yankee land,
He thought our worthy president would
fall to understand;
But we saw that he waa hunting paaee
with hie rifle In hie hand,
While we go marching through Belgium.
When the Tankeea atarted fighting at
mada the Germane stare;
They fought them with that spirit tha
they crossed the Delaware;
'"Tie back across the Rhine for us,"
Germans did declare,
While we go marching through Belgians.
We will say to Germany the fight Is ea
For the mothers, wives and sweetheart
of our boye "over there,"
Will help them en to victory with ward
and deed and prayer,
While we go marching through Belgium.
ETHEL, AND MABEL HENDRICKS.
fa ho Trmcit Imfl
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