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    THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, MAY 5, 1919.
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Daily 65,830 Sunday 63,444
ma -wlrtta; for jke Mt subaaibrf and. twsm to by
SubscriWs leavlngth. elty should have Thai Bm SMiled
to taem. Address . chuf4 u often requested.
1 Set this Victory loan over; other jobs are
waiting. r . ' -
Belgium asks to be treated as
not as a stepchild.'
a partner,
New York has just viewed another "panor.
ama of victory," but the V-loan still lags in
Thirty thousand convention visitors are ex
pected in Omaha this month. They all find a
warm welcome waiting. .
- Kansas has adopted a minimum wage of SO
cents an hour for men in the wheat harvest.
And they will earn it all.
Trying to make a horse drink after leading
, him to the trough is now going on at Paris,
and seemingly with the usual success. ,
One-third of the overseas forces havt been
returned and released from the service, but the
big job still is ahead. Get them all bade
' It is now suggested that Premier Orlando
may save his face by resigning. He might,
with-propriety, suggest the plan to others.
Volunteer enlistments for the army are go
ing ahead at a rate which convices us that all
the boys did not get weary of the service.
Chicago women took to local politics quite
aptly, three of them having been indicted for
fraud in connection with the recent primary.
- It will be evident to the most casual that
the lawa regulating the sale of poisonous and
narcotie drugs are not rigidly enforced in
Omaha. '
Congress is sadly needed in session if for no
1 other reason than to bring the War depart-
ment to realize that the war is over and, help
to stop expense. '
The task of remaking the world is not going
ahead as rapidly or as smoothly as some might
wish. Even with the affairs of man in a fluid
state, political boundaries thrown down, eco
nomic and social relations removed from their
foundations, and the minds of people plastic
and in a receptive mood, the job of molding
human destiny to the new forms lias presented
obstacles not easily overcome, and which may
in some degree defeat the effort of the work
men who are. trying to fashion mundane things
after a more desirable model.
Some of this is due to the unwillingness of
avfew to abandon those ways which appear
to have served their purpose. f These hesitate
when asked to take a step along a way they
can not plainly discover. Most of it comes
from an ineradicable element of human nature,
selfishness. Small and weak nations have at
tended the peace conference with a maximum
program, and decline to be content with less
than their full demands. To reconcile these is
not easy, for they overlap too greatly. Ob
viously, it is the part of the strong nations to
Mimit concessions to the clamorous claimants,
and set marks between the contending groups.
What has been done so far has not produced
the concord looked for. Italy sees with aston
ishment its . claim) on Fiume set aside, while
Japan is granted Kiao Chau and the Shantung
peninsula; China must feel that its rights have
been discriminated against, while those of
Jugoslavia have been accorded undue atten
tion. Belgium resents determination to curtail
its demand for indemnity, feeling that Germany
is being too tenderly dealt with and that others
of the Allies are being favored. Revived Po
land and Bohemia have separate grievances, and
generally dissatisfaction is exhibited by the
smaller nations.
Though the world be exhausted to a point
where war on the stupendous scale of the last
four years must be discontinued, combat in a
smaller way may be carried on. Central Europe
affords ample proof of. this. The League of
Nations will start, if at all, with ample work
ahead, for the Peace conference is leaving too
many international disputes unquieted.
, Bavarian bolsheviki are reported to have ex
ecuted hostages before fleeing from Munich.
The delicate sense of honor maintained by the
unwashed in Europe is touching.
A Belgian commercial counsellor has been
fined 100 francs for sending a birthday greet
ing to Herr Hohenzollern, an indication of
where the late head of the military trust stands
n Belgium.
A Nebraska professor has located the cackle
of the hen in the egg..' Now, if he will demon'
strate what the cackle has to do with the egg,
" he wH have made hU cycle of research com'
plete 'in this regard.
The Treasury expects to issue other bonds,
we are told, but only to take care of the "fag
ends" of war expenditures, and to an amount of
, not over $5,000,000,000. If that is why bother
as by mentioning it?
Criticism heaped on the Americans at the
Peace conference is only what might have been
looked for. Efforts to establish substantial jus
tice between parties trying to overreach one
mother seldom bring high praise for the arbi
Josephus Daniels is reporting to be. shying
at the Order of the Bath, his modesty and dis
cretion as well deferring to his, democracy. But
someone ought to hang a medal on him for his
forebearance in allowing the officers of the navy
to run its part of the war. ,
... . If we were inclined to bet on a certainty, we
would, wager that Italy signs tie peace pact,
and that Belgium, China and the other objec
tors all get into the League of Nations, trust
ing to the future, as did the Poles, the Bohe
mians and the Alsations in their darkest days.
Need of An Investment Trust
Ever since America became a creditor nation,
holding the obligations of foreign governments
alone that call for annual interest payments of
$500,000,000, or about the total annual produc
tion of gold outside the United States, students
have sought some way to relieve us of the em
barrassment of our riches. Nobody suggests
that we sit down and live on our income from
Europe. We desire to continue our production
on the expanded scale brought by the war. We
shall probably buy more than ever before. Our
imports now exceed anything in pre-war his
tory,; But we must continue to sell and many
, of our best potential customers are not in a
position to pay now, with money or products.
, Phis situation has caused many financial stu
dents to recommend our buying long-term for
eign securities. But there is more or less un
certainty as to securities that would be offered.
The small investor has too many tin boxes full
of beautifully lithographed but financially
worthless domestic securities, bought on his
own judgment from glib promoters, to be very,
keen about buying foreign securities.
Paul Warburg, former vice chairman of the
governors of the federal reserve system, re
cently urged before a meeting of the Council on
Foreign Relations that a powerful investment
trust be organized to examine and buy foreign
securities. . It is not a novel proposition, for
the English formed such an organization nearly
50 years ago and there are many more that have
been in successful cperation in England, Scot
land, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland. One
English company holds 315 kinds of invest
ments scattered in various countries and includ
ing "foreign government issues, municipal loans,
mortgage bonds, preferred and common shares
in railroads, public utilities, banking, commercial
and industrial corporations." It is really a
holding company and the public does not buy
the securities themselves,, but stock in the com
pany or its obligations.' The risk is conse
quently "so greatly spread as to make dividends
regular and, certain. Such an investment com
pany would require expenditures for investi
gation no small concern could afford. We shall
doubtless hear-much more of Mr. Warburg's
proposal. St. Louis Globe-Democrat
Sound Rule on Murder '
A man convicted' of murder because he par
ticipated in a battle between desperate thieves
and policemen, in which an officer was killed,
appealed on the ground that it was not proved
that he had fired a shot during the melee. The
supreme courts holds that:
"When several persons are jointly engag
ed in resisting police officers who attempt
to put them under arrest and in making such
resistance use deadly weapons, each individual
who assists in their employment is held to
have intended the natural and probable con
sequence of their use."
This is sound law. It ought to be connected
very closely with the statutory definition of
murder in the first degree, which includes mur
der done In pursuit of another crime. Omaha
practice has been very weak on this point, for
in the past many culprits have escaped with
light sentences, and some without any, who en
gaged in highway robbery, burglary or other
crime of violence or theft, and killed someone.
It is high time the majesty of the law were re
stored in all its strength and severity as ap
plied to the crime of murder done in connection,
with another felony. .
z Enforce the Laws We Have.
Frank Mondell promises new laws, if need
ed, to deal with anarchy. It would be more to
the point if some of the existing laws were
strictly enforced and not interferred with in
their operation by the interposition of mawkish
sentimentality. When the gates of the prison
at Leavenworth were opened and slackers
marched out with honorable discharges from
the military service of the United States, great
er harm was done the fabric of the law than
has come from, any bomb-setting. In serving
notice to the world that one set of law-defying
agitators "can get away with it," our secretary
of war encouraged the rest. If one law is to
be ignored at the pleasure of any man or group
of men, why not all? And if the law is to be
enforced, why should it not apply with exact
ness to all? We have enough statutes; what is
most required is a firmer quality of moral fiber,
a little stiffer backbone, and the just handling
ot ottenders against public peace and welfare.
The sturdy qualities that made America will
preserve it, but to do so must be asserted with
more vigor and determination than has been
shown in the last wo or three years.
Passing of the Grand Army.
One item of local news carries with it a
tinge of sadness. It recounts the fact that the
three Omaha posts of the Grand Army of the
Republic are to be consolidated, because they
no longer have numerical strength for more
than one. This is simple notice that the great
organization of men who wore the blue, and
marched with Grant and Sherman, is passing
on more rapidly than we realize. They were
boys in '61, and yet in '65, when the conflict
closed, but that was more than a half century
ago, and the youngest head that sheltered un
der a soldier's cap then is now snow-white from
age. It was inevitable that this association of
men who shared together the hardships and pri
vations, the dangers and the triumphs of war,
should pass in its time, for its members are im
mortal only in the deeds they wrought and the
glory they brought to America. 'Soon "the
muffled drum's sad roll" will have beaten the
last tattoo for .he Grand Army; the last old
veteran will have been laid away to await the
bugle sounding reveille in eternity, the last
bronze button will be placed alongside the old
battle flag and the stained uniform, and the
Grand Army of the Republic will live only in
the memory of a people who will more and
more enjoy the fruitage of its victory. For
On Fame's eternal camping grounds
Their silent tents are spread,
While Glory guards with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead.
Men discharged from the army far away
from their home3 may pay their way home and
then put in claim for V2 cents a mile, which is
just one-half of the actual fare. This is the
ruling of the high and mighty comptroller of
the Treasury, who holds that ,Uncle Sam is
through with the soldier as soon as he gets
his discharge paper. Something ought to' be
done to break tjirough the barrier of red tape
raised in Washington and convince its defend
ers that simple justice demands that the sol
dier be returned to the home from which the
draft took him, and that all his expenses be
Mr: Burleson's Adventure
From the New York Time. -
Inherent probability supports the belief that
the president, not Postmaster General Burlesou,
was the first to direct the return of the cables
and the telegraph and telephone lines to their
owners. If upon some watchtower in the land
the president has a trusted political adviser,
that sentinel, if faithful, could not have failed
to advise Mr. Wilson that Mr. Burleson's per
formances with the wires were much disliked
bv the neoDle. were turninsr them against the
democratic party, and were playing the mischief
with the party s chances ot success in trie great
struggle of next year. But the question who
gave the formal order or first made the recom
mendation that the- government relinquish its
grasp upon the wires is of minor consequence.
The people ot the United Mates made tnat ae
cision. they cave the order, it has been obeyed
No administration in its senses would have stood
out against the nomilar behest
Thus ends in abject and exemplary failure
the postmaster general's adventure in govern
ment ownership. It is a remarkable example
and lesson in the prompt forming and expres
sion of public opinion, in the rapidity with which
the people Of this country make up their minds
upon any matter of general concern when they
understand it. In the matter of government
operation of the railroads, the wire systems and
the cables, the opportunity for full understand
ing was put before the people from the very
beginning and they profited by it. The rail
roads, telegraphs, telephones and cables are in
struments familiar and necessary to practically
the whole population. From the farmers of
the west, from the shippers of both coasts and
the whole interior, from all classes who use
the railroads either for business or for pleasure
has come a general complaint of much greater
cost and inferior service under federal control.
Moreover, the appalling financial results of that
control have given cause for serious anxiety
to business men and lawmakers alike, as well
as to taxpayers, for it very early became evi
dent that sharp advances in rates would never
meet the increase in operating costs due to re
peated and large additions to wages. The
monthly railway reports have long made it evi
dent that, if widespread disaster was to be avoid
;d, remedial legislation would be imperatively
necessary before the railway systems can be re
turned to private ownership. That is one of
the great problems that will confrontj the next
congress. It must be solved, for the railroads
must be given up by the government the pea
pie are resolved as to that.
Mr. Burleson's escapade has brought down
upon the administration criticism severer even
than that occasioned by the taking over of the
railroads. He has not avoided trouble, he has
seemed actually to 6eek it, to try to make it by
his arbitrary and rough methods. He has been
involved in continual quarrels. As in the case of
the railways, complaints of bad service and in
efficiency have multiplied and he has stirred up
a deal of litigation. The power of the courts
has been invoked to resist his decrees for the
raising of rates; he has brought the wire sys
tems of the country into a state of confusion
of which the effects will long be evident.
The need of this assumption of power was
never made clear,' it has certainly not been jus-
tifed by its results. As to the cables, Mr. eurlc
san has been on the defensive from the begin
ning. There was no war need involved, for they
were not taken over until the war was ended;
there has, never been any. satisfactory explana
tion of why the order, somewhat furtively pro
mulgated on November 16, was dated November
2 before the armistice. The public has had its
suspicions which have not been dispelled. It
may be said without any fear of contradiction
that nothing which has beeh done during the
period of government control of the wires has
given such a general and profound satisfaction
as the announcement that as soon as possible
they are to be returned to their owners.
This is a personal defeat for Mr. Burleson,
who has publicly and repeatedly declared him
self to be an advocate of government owner
ship of the telegraphs and telephones. Evi
dence of his belief that his seizure of the lines
would result in permanent control is afforded by
his recent formulation of a grotesque financial
plan to reimburse the owners of the telegraphs
and telephones without cost to the government.
The experiment comes to an end in failure and
under public condemnation of it in theory, prac
tice and result. We cannot expect that the
postmaster general will be cheerful under this
public rebuff, but it is a lesson by which he and
all concerned may well proht. But, after all,
we find some reason for being grateful to Post
master General Burleson. He has offered him
self up as a sacrifice upon the altar of govern
ment ownership, as it happened, at a fortunate
moment. The minds, of men have been much
upset by the disturbances of war, and many of
them have dreamed dreams and seen visions of
a new order in the social, business and political
relations of men. But for this venture in gov
ernment control and operation of railroads and
wire communications there would have been a
flood of talk about the blessings of state so
cialism. We have had our experience, it was
short and sharp, our demonstration, which is
all-sufficient. The people have rendered their
verdict of .practically unanimous condemnation.
Pay of die British Speaker.
The nominal salary of the speaker of the
British House of Commons is one of $25,000
a year, together with the uses of a magnificent
residence in the Palace of Westminster. But,
as a matter of fact, everything needed for the
maintaining of his household is provided free
by the government. Light, heat, furniture, car
riages, horses and motor cars, all these are his
perquisites, while game is -sent to him from
Sandringham and Windsor, wine from the royal
cellars, and yearly gifts from the ancient guilds
of the City of London. When he retires it is
the established custom to give him a peerage
and a life pension of $20,000 a year.
People You Ask About
Information About Folks in
the Public Eye Will Be Given
In This Column in Answer
to Readers' Questions. Your
Name Will Not Be Printed.
Ut The Bee Tell You.
Tart and the Rod Cross.
jsioomnwd, Neb. -What Is Mr,
ias connection with the Red
.roosr J. 8.
William Howard Taft formerly
was head of the central committee
which controls the Red Cross. His
piaoe now la ailed by Dr. Llvlngsto
Farrand of Colorado. During the
war the Red Cross was In charge
of a special war council appointed
uy me president. Henry P. Davison,
chairman; but that council retired
March 1. Tnu mnv tiA 1nfat .
know that Dr. Livingston announces
' ... 1 .., . ...
w.., w entire, pudiic neaun ana
me runaameutai problems of living'
" " mam features or his pro
Empress Eugenic la 83.
A special courier will Journey to
arnDorougn hill today bearing
f"s irym George ajid
Queen Mary to the former mm
Eugenie, on the occasion of the U
- .uuvij-uum un iimay, ma IOr-
mer empress, who has been spoken
of by, recent writers as. "the moat
wonderful woman of her age," as
wen aa - ine most tragic figure In
modern history," is reported to be in
good health for one of her years.
Those who have been privileged to
meet Eugenie during the past year
declare that while physically aha Is
suffering from the .infirmities of her
great age, mentally she appear to
be as keen aa in the days of long
f wnen ene piayea a stellar role
in the affairs of France and of Eu
wnenever the weather permits
Eugenie takes a dally walk in the
woods and park surrounding hr
home. Farnborough. hill, although
situated within sight of tha great
military camp at Aidershot. la one
of the Quietest olaces in Enarland
and the little community of exiles
wnicn surrounds the former empress
uvea in quiet seclusion among a for
est of pines. Visitors to the Dlace
are few in number, for of lata years
the life of Eugenie has becoma one
of almost absolute seclusion.
In the grounds at Farnborough are
the tombs of Eugenie's husband. Na
poleon III., and her aon, the Prince
imperial, who met death while fight
ing with the British troope In the
Zulu war, the bodies havine heen
transferred from Chislehurst. whre
ivapoieon ana Eugenie first took up
their residence when forced to fl
from France to England.
The Benedictines, who look after
we spiritual need of the household
and guard the tombs, have a church
and priory at Farnborough, built by
Eugenia at a total cost of mnm than
half a million dollars. On either side
of the high altar of the church are
gruiuie sarcopnagi containing the re
mains oi jsapoieon ill, and the
Prince Imperial. When In the course
of time the former empress comes
to die she will be interred in an
arcosolium which has already been
built into the wall of the church,
behind the altar and over the great
stone door leading into the monas
Cargo Finally Reaches Port.
A cargo of 2,500 tons of emery stone and
other merchandise for Boston merchants, which
was loaded at Smyrna in 1914, only recently
reached port. When the war broke out the ves
sel was detained by the Turkish authorities un
tl a few weeks ago.
The Day We Celebrate.
Charles W. Sears, lawyer and lawmaker,
born 1872. ' ,
Ex-Empress Eugenie, widow of Napoleon
III., born in Granada, Spain,' 93 years ago.
General Sir Henry Wilson, chief of the im
perial general staff of the British army, born 55
years ago.
Cardinal Gasparri," the Papal secretary of
state, born in central Italy 67 years ago.
William P. G. Harding, governor of the Fed
eral Reserve board, born in Greene county,
Alabama, 55 years ago.
' Darwin P. Kingsley, philanthropist, president
of the world's largest life insurance company,
born at Alburg, Vt., 62 years ago.
Joseph P. Tumulty, private secretary to
President Wilson, born at Jersey City, N. J.,
40 years ago.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
About a dozen Christian scientists met in
Unity church for the purpose of Organizinz a
local religious society. Mrs. E. B. Fenn, pas
tor, presided. Officers elected were: Jesse B.
Broodbend, assistant pastor; Mrs. Ella Cherry,
treasurer; A. P. French, secretary and clerk.
The Irish-American Republican club met at
its headquarters in1 the Withnell block.
Sixty friends gathered at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. James Creighton last evening to help
celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary.
At the Newman Methodist Episcopal church,
Rev. Sydenham Smith, a missionary who has
spent the greater part of his life in India,
preached an interesting discourse on the
Grover Cleveland's Son.
Richard Folsom Clavalanrl. uiTin
by vote of the student body at
Princeton, is the one who has done
most to uphold the name and fame
of the university during the oast
year, is a son or urover Cleveland,
twice pl-esident of the United States.
When the United States entered the
war young Cleveland enlisted as a
private m the marine corps. He did
not seeic, Dy use or any "pull" or
by trading on his father's fame, tn
become an officer or to" put himself
in line for an officer's position. He
is a robust specimen of the Ameri
can school boy and college athlete,
In addition to his fine record In In
tercollegiate athletics he has shown
ability as a speaker and writer In
Prnceton academic competitions, and
ne nas auied nimseir in a promt
nent waywlth the forces in the unl
verslty that are working against
snoDDisnness and group exclusive
ness. Thomas Nelson Page.
Thomas Nelson Page, whose posi
tion as United States ambassador to
Italy has been rendered a rather
delicate one by the inclination of
tne Italian people to blame Presi
dent Wilson for Italy's failure to
realize her territorial aspirations In
the peace conference, has been the
American diplomatic representative
in Rome since 1913. It was as a
scholar and writer that Mr. Page
was widely known when he laid
aside his pen and entered the dip
lomatic service at the invitation of
President Wilson. He conies of an
old Virginia family and received his
education at Washington and Lee
university. He published his first
novel in 1887 and since that time
many other novels, a book or two
of poems and several historical
works have come from his pen. For
nearly 20 years, while pursuing his
literary career Mr. Page also en
gaged in the practice of law In
The Mennonites, whose Influx has
aroused serious objection among the
people in certain sections of Can
ada, have appeared but little In the
public print in the past, although
they have been a unique, distinct
force in the world's spiritual life
since the days of Luther. Their first
appearance in America was in 1683,
frhen a colony came from Holland at
the invitation of William Penn and
settled at Germantown, Pa. The col
ony Increased rapidly through sub
sequent immigration and In the
course of time other colonies spread
through the country.
S'-' IT Akk FOR
Getting Down to Facta.
The First Test, j
TARTLED by Mrs. Blua Bird's
shrieks of alarm, the birds
quickly took to their wings. They
ieu sater in ins air. wot one or them,
not even King Bind, thought of going
to tho rescue of the Blue Bird ba
bies, who wera threatened by the
. "Ho, King Bird, a ruler must pro
tect his subjects," shouted the
knight to King Bird.
"But not against a Blacksnake,"
replied King Bird, alighting on tha
tip ot a tall bush. He shuddered at
tha very thought of encountering the
"Quick. Let's see what oanNbe
dona," urged Peggy, seising a. stick
from tha ground and preparing to
run to the rescue of the' Blue Bird
lets. .
'Til go ahead!" .shouted ithe
Knight, sending his steed galloping
toward the tree where tne Blue
"The First Teat' .King Bird," Said
the Knight
Birds had their nests. Peggy had to
run fast to keep in sight of htm.
True enough, there was a. Black.
snake up the tree. He had colled
himself around a limb Just balow the
hole in which tha Blue Birds had
their nest, and as they cama In
sight of him he was gloating to him
self over the delicious supper ha waa
going to havii. His mouth waa open
wide, hi j forkad tongua was darting
in and out, and his eyes were glisten
ing with eager joy.
Aa for the Blue Bird babls. they
were shrieking in fright. Thair die
traded riiother circled aroofltj In a
frenzy ot anxiety. She waa so des
perate that she swoonad toward the
snaka as if about to attack It. but
eacn unie she was frightened away
oy mo menace of its poisoned head
"At it! Kill it, King Bird,"
shouted the Knight. But King Bird,
after muklng one bluffing dash to
ward tha snake, veered off quickly
ana percnea safely out or reach.
"If I go near, the snaka will-grab
me," ho screamed.
The P.lacksnaka seemed to laugh
at the birds. It hissed and darted
Its head toward them, and then pre
parea to Beize the little Blue Birds,
Peggy, forgetting all her fear in
her desire to save tha baby birds,
ran forward to attack tha snake with
her stick, but the Mysterious Knight.
jumping from his steed, pushed her
oacx anq leaped himself toward the
tree. Stretching upward he grasped
tha snake by the tall and gavt a
mignty jerk. Tha serpent not ex
pecting that kind of an attack, was
taken by surprise. But It quickly
tightened its coils and clung desper
ately to the branch. Tha Knight
pulled still more strongly at the tail.
crack! Snap! The dead branch
around which the snake was wound
broke off short and down cama the
snake most unexpectedly. Tha
Knight dodged out of the way. and
the serpent fell at Peggy's feet.
Wham! went Peggy's stick on tha
snake's head. The sudden blow
knocked the serpent to the ground,
and before it could raise its head,
the Knight's ready sword cut it In
"Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah,
for the Mysterious Knight and
Princess Peggy," shrieked all the
birds joyfully.
"Tho first test, King Bird," said
the Knight.
"I hadn't figured on snakes,"
chirped King Bird much crestfallen;
they are not in my line. What's
the second test?"
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Draw from on to two and so oa ta th
end. .
From a distant part ot tha fores!
sounded calls of distress: .
"Come to our aid," acreamed bird
voices. "We are attackad by porcu
(In tho noxt enactor will bo toU how
tha porouplnoa aro mot In battia.)
Mr. Piskao Rises to Explain.
Omaha, Neb., May 8. To the
Editor of The Bee: Your nawa ar
tlcle in the issue of May 2, relative
to tha May day celebration held at
the Bohemian Tel. Jed. Sokol hall, is
nothing short of InjusUca to both
the audience and tha speaker. Tour
reporter either did not understand
what the Chicago speaker toM him
and told the audience, or wilfully
garbled the truth. Tour nrst sen
tence of the artlole, stating that No
votny denounced any. movement to
suppress bolshevlsm, la not true, and
a lot of other statements are not
true. Probably not 1 per cent of
the audience knows of Kate Rich
ards O'Hare and her mission or in-
structiOns, of which you speak, be
cause red carnations have been worn
at the May day celebration (Bohe
mian iaDor aay) eacn year, for a
number of years.
The writer hereof is not a mem
ber of the socialist nartv at all. anil
has no direct interest in this mat
ter, except that your article insinu
ates that the Bohemians or
Slovaks, for whom the United States
fought, and who fought on the bat
tlefields in Russia. Siberia. France
ana Italy, against Germany and
against bolsheviks, have in Omaha
turned traitors. In fact, your arti
cle has already nromnted sn tnr
Sorenson to directly charge the
speaker to be a bolshevlkst and an
imported traitor. Mr. Novotny is
socialist. a member of a rnr.
nlied political party. He has been
an editor of a socialist paper in Chi
cago, but recently resigned, because.
as wa understood from him, he did
not agree witn some bolshevik ideas
of his colleagues. And he has now
Deen selected as one of the repre
sentatives of American Czecho-Slo-vaks
to go to Cxecho-Slovakia on a
mission, part of which Is to fight
ooisnevism wnicn is oeing spread by
Germans and Russians. Mr. No
votny did not say that he "reviles
the American peopla who have in
stigated the move which is now on
foot to suppress bolshevlsm." He
never stated that he is against, any
movement to suppress bolshevlsm,
but he did say that he does not agree
with the forcible suppression of all
socialist meetings and other dras-
tio steps taken in soma places to
persecute the Industrial Workers of
the World, American bolsheviks.
etc. Mr. Notovny knows what bol
shevlsm is and believes in other
ways of fighting it, because perse
cution sometimes leads to strength
ening of an idea. Further, Mr. No
votny did not say a word about the
imprisonment of Debs et al., or about
democratic United states, etc.
Tour reporter quoted a printed res
olution which some individual
brought to the hall and left there,
containing a protest against the im
prisonment of Debs. These printed
requests, intended to be sent to. con
gressmen, etc., were not circulated
during the meeting and very few
were taken notice of after tha meet
ing and during the dance.
The Omaha Bohemian socialists
certainly behaved well during the
war, and better than some demo
crats and republicans. They voted
against the majority resolution of the
American socialist party, and de
clared themselves strongly for Amer
ica and for- a strenuous prosecution
of war. A number of their "local"
were in the American army and still
a larger number in the Czecho-Slo--vak
army. Their celebration, which
they have been holding at the Tel.
Jed. Sokol hall, Is an annual affair
of some 15 years or more duration,
and there was not a single Indus
trial Worker of the World man
among them. The mere presence of
women and children would give,
evidence of their peaceful celebra
tion. .
I wish to emphasize. In the face
of your untrue report, that the
Czecho-Slovaks (Bohemians) of
Omaha, including the socialists, are
the same as they have alwaya been,
peaceful, law abiding and law up
holding citizens. It is this differ
ence between socialism (or menshe
vlsm) and bolshevlsm: While the
first tries to obtain the equality of
man, tha latter is not much less
than anarchy, resorting to forceful
means of attaining its. ends. And
the Czecho-Slovaks to the last man
will fight this bolshevlsm or an
archism, however you call it.
Others Besides Burleson.
Oxford, Neb., April 80. To the
Editor of The Bee: Burleson is be
ing bombarded by the world with
shot and shell that will either force
him to abdicate or prove tha failure
of the democrats' "Big Betsy." It
will be impossible, however, to con
vince the people that all the mis
management of our democratic ad
ministration is the fault of Burleson.
The Crown Prince McAdoo and
Baker have him skinned a mile and
as to his stirring up ill feeling and
making a muss of things, why the
recent president of the United States
outshines them all.
Worn the
World Over
aconac raost co.
Reasons for Referendum.
Tork, Neb., April 30. to the Edi
tor of The Bee: I suddos tho statn
Is to be put to the cost of another
election just for two reasons, one is
to try and discredit those in office in
order tJ make it easier for the outs
to get in, and the other is just a
uuie revenge. With both of them
Doostea along by some mlstatements,
and some uncalled-for fears mit for.
ward one purpose, to help the thing
along, oorae say it was conceived in
me aaric ana Drought forth from se
cret caucus. Well, he should know
his party did not do it or it would
have been done that way, for that
Is their stock In trade in all such
matters. But some one ought to tell
them that that was the second bill
given to the senate, also that it waa
a plank in the platform and the legis
lature was elected on that as well
as other planks and that these same
people, or soma at least, would cry
traitor because they did not keep
their pledge. Now, If the United
States can be run by a cabinet of
ten, why not Nebraska with six or
a city with five or seven under the
great commissioner system that was
to euro all the city ills. And what
oetter would it be to have the gov.
ernor to appoint a score of commis
sions or heads of such. But the joke
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locate responsibility, and also for
the short ballot Then as to the
great primary that was to cure all
the corruption in politics, and yet
that very reform haa given us tome
of the most unoommonly common
candidates that ever run at large.
And tha primary is without a doubt
the rich man's chance at office, and
the editor's harvest may be the key
to the cry for change of the new
"Beln a aodawater jerkar ain't no inn
(or an ambitious young chap theia days,"
remarked Mr. Grubblni.
"How's thatt"
"Th' tlm has passed when a brisk
young; feller in that line of business had a
oh h nee to develop Into a regular bar
tender." Birmingham Age-Herald.
"John," announced Mrs. Sty I over, "I'm
going to town tomorrow to aee the new
"You forget," her husband reminded her.
"that tomorrow Is Sunday. The shops
will be closed."
"Who said anything about shops? I'm
going to church-" Memphis Nows-Sciml-taf.
"O'Brien, Ol hov wan for yet. If a
man la born In Lapland, lives In Finland
an' dies In Poland, phwat la he?
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