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. TheXDmaha Bee
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The Bee's Platform
1. Nw Union Passenger SUtion.
2. Contlnuoo! impi-OYement of the No.
bracks Hifhwaye, including the par,
meat of Main TWoughf area . losing
into Omaha with a Brick Surface
3. A short low-rate Waterway from the
Corn Bolt to tba Atlantic Ocoan.
4. Homo Rule Charter for Omaha, with
City Manager form of CoTornmant.
The Bfookr.EJtgle. see in the assembly of
a worll-BotjtWngr(;ss at Williamstown,
llasi.'.'.hftp'eldj 'grVOut oi the interchange
of .oplnjoBi'me; ft expects, the permanent:
csscn'.nire the science of
pojftitj '(Will be tfeba'fetl ly those who are quali
nfiouWt?at qnyvlthe abstract, but the con-ciel-.8ppi!
tttfifcorie Esjca'iy ' hc
Eifrle CTatifiVdJby the thought that the gathering
incficitw the ikening of" the American people
to 4 ' i e'Ja'tion ,yitk-,the world that has not hith
erto backnoWtedged.-' Instead of thtakingvin
terms 6itionalism ve 'are hereafter to consider
alt poif "!.'"!'?'. and o we will
ni'oyc ltadily o the oal in 'direction of which
Voo'droWon sit fib face, that of -inter--
It may tie &iffigalt to!,' trace the connection be
tween .hejas&enTWyvvat.AVilliamsport and the
Wliddeif aeHv'ttr 'Hamilton He-it in his.ffortf
to reywe.lhe eaiju'e of Nations, but the fact
that Dn Harlr'ld "wa' sponsor for "the call
and Bernard Bartich financed the gathering to
' etenV JIOOOOO)-suggests even to the guile--"less
that it-was not intended todo any damage
"to- tie .Wi$n:l&Hti$6hmptt. their develop.
nent by the. group, that hopes to stage at least
ojne more i battle' under the banner of internal
tionaiism.'' ;5'" .V''. - "
r Partteularly is it noticeable that the advocates
of the league' are ! busy; as ants just before the!
'coming together of jhe cbnfereriqe the president
lias -IcaUed' $9 Vcjsdisarmament Little harm
' is fikely i 6 tOttie tb' the Harding program because
if these imp1a'cablei'ihfit on having their owtfwayl
T.'they- aseVe.'succcfsprs to th "intellectuals"
for dealinar with'' tie' islands that came to us as. a
.result. 19-ppWlSjBrmerrcdwwoTT, vuij
:.th(v AMerWsi wtona1rind could not
,'.thv AMerWs wiona
r;tke-hbW-ggg'dy the se, while
I the v doctrine liiat:thej constitution followed the
,ffaV;.waS? at the other
long ai human nature it fallible, risk will attend
either operation. No law will remove this risk,
but sound law inexorably enforced will mini
mize the danger.
Hughes to Head the Delegation.
'President Harding if not going to duplicate
one of Woodrow Wilson's blunders, but will put
his secretary of state at the head of the delegates
who will represent America at the disarmament
conference in November. It is idle to speculate
on what might have occurred had Robert Lan
sing been sent to Paris as chief of the American
commissioners, yet that would have been the nat
ural thing to do. Mr. Wilson was the only head
of a nation who sat at the table, and he found
himself at a disadvantage because he was en
gaged personally rather than through a commis
sioner in the details of the negotiations. Mr.
Harding will not encounter the embarrassment
that thwarted his predecejsor by reason of his
peculiar relation to the conference. As to the
qualifications of . Secretary Hughes, a better
choice could not have been made, and if his col
leagues are of a similar caliber, the personnel
of the American delegation will compare with
any, even with Lloyd George and Lord Curzon
sitting for Great. Britain and Marquis Kato for
Japan. These names, by the way, suggest the
character of the conference nd the importance
attached to It by the governments whose par
ticipation haa been invited.
Another "Victory" for Woman.
' An Oregon judge has cast another pebble,
into the pool, setting in motion circles that may
not le&sen as they widen. He holds, in dismiss
ing a divorce suit, that "there is no reason why
a woman should not work to support herself
when she is not employed in caring for a fam
ily." He says the idea that a wife must be sup
ported is played out We do not know just how
to interpret this. In the marriage service, more
or less regarded as binding by some yet un
etnancipated persons, the husband is required to
promise that he will'love and cherish the woman
who contracts with him in matrimony, and "with
all my worldly goods I thee endow" is supposed
to have some meaning. One clearly understood,
and time-honored interpretation of this is an
obligation to provide shelter, food, raiment .arid
such like things for the wife. Most courts hold
a husband responsible for the debts his wife
contracts, if the charges be for ordinary necessi
ties of life, and even that term is given consider
able latitude in its , application. However, the
balance has been knocked considerably askew
by certain aspirations of the feminists, and it may
be that the Oregon judge will find imitators, who
twill insist that lovely woman contribute her
fhare to the maintenance of bed and board. Life
is becoming more complex with each passing day.
Dress for the School Teacher.
"'"0rnaha' teachers as a rule are remarkably
discreet in their dress," says the city superin
tendent, ' in connection with an announcement
bf certain rules to govern garb for the young
women while on duty. The tribute is deserved;,,
yet the? 1 Omaha' teachers are just as human as
any and with all the natural inclination of the
sex towards adornment. Happily, they have dis
covered that extremes in dress do not make either
for appearance or. comfort, and that they can
costume themselves so as to be neat and attrac-'
tfve, in appearance, and yet without sacrificing
anything of the proprieties. Teaching school
'uW4veintithesis of wh44oe o.t .require a girl to be a frump, and the
; War and Suicide
J . Connection Between the Two as
- Shown by Some Recent Reports
W tteaiftMrnperialism Cry-";
of lOMiS'tsa1. . ' :;
Americans4, ire completely self-centered, nor
unmindful of their-tluty to-other -peoples; they
are safe, however, behind the bulwark of their
own institutions, and prefer for the present that
security to the uncertain outcome of the venture
on which the internationalists would plunge. Ve
can help the world more efficiently by keeping
out of the chaos and retaining our habits of
Thank You, Gentlemen.
It is a long way from the committee on ways
and means to the president's signature, and a
good many things can riappen, and frequently
have happened, to a revenue measure as it passes
along the route. . Yet, fully realizing this, we
believe the gentlemen who make up the ways
and means committee are entitled to,credit for
good intent. Therefore, on behalf of several,:
. , ... - .t:Li-" t-uJ.:-
millions ot our leuow-cmzens,. :.ui
committee for its endeavor taf, afford relief, fitf
arranging to allow a $20 bill to remain inthe",
pockets of that great group of, taxpayers whose
fall hftween $2,000 and $$.00ft a, year.
the extinction ta $2.SQQ to heads
of families, the committee affords a welcome
and certain to be appreciated relief. The grand
est, most magnificent coin the wortdknows Any
thing about is, or was, the American double'?
eagle. It has been so long since' one of these
has been encountered in the mart or seen pass
ing through the arteries of commerce that nearly
everybody has forgotten that such things exist.
The action of the committee that is framing the
revenue bill means that one of these splendid
tokens will behaved to every taxpayer whose
annual itifsJoCT .fXW'and-less-thah $5,000.
If the thMsfVhe millions 'now on earth are
worth as much as those "of trillions yet to be,"
then Mr. Fordneylmd his devoted group 'of fellow-congressmen
will shdrtly receive, some com
pensation for the harsh things said about them
in connection with the tariff.
"Other People's Money." '
A story almost interesting as that origin
ally bearing the.' title, "Other People's Money,"
is now being written' in Nebraska, he difference
being that it deaisr:with facts.' The only fiction
connected with it" is, the , amount used by the
promoters and stock salesmen to wheedle peo
ple into investing Not' all of- the -enterprises
' were visionary; many of them had riot only
sound foundation, but splendid prospect for suc
cess under capable management. But. the fumes
of other people's' money were too much for the
judgment of tfieiTexe'cutives,: it' seemsi aid good
cash was too easy to get. In the heyday of
flush times no thought was taken of the mor
row, when the buyers of stock certificates would
make inquiry as to their investments. Like
wise with some of the banks that are going
down. . Other people's money was handled reck
lessly there, and the crash could nt be staved
off. Authorities are busy now, , gathering up
what may be saved from the wrecks, but that is
little enough in many instances, and only -.secured
after hard effort There is, no moral in
this. Other people's money must be invested to
support any, worthy enterprise maintained by -a
corVora'tfon jsjilng" shares of stoclf'to secure its
capital, and must be entrusted to bankers. As
training' she is required td have before slie Can
get on the staff is quite likely to have given her':
ome: tinge of sobriety. Rules must be made,
where more than a thousand teachers are em
ployed, and as long as the restrictions do not
amount to a serious interference with the liberty
of those affected, obedience will not be accom-'
panied by hardship.
Omaha was right in line during July, with
a birth rate two and one-half times the death
rate. Four hundred and fifty-two visits from the
stork during the month is a new record, and
should be taken into account by the census
Maybe if the ex-service boys over in Jowat
were to ignore that wild woman orator she would
subside. Her abuse of the soldier hurts no one,
"while the interference she has met just secures
Tier notoriety, the thing her sort thrives on.
Darius Green started his flight from the roof
of the barn, but an Omaha promoter who is now.
in hot water selected the haymow. The result
is about the same. '':
The Omaha man who waited two years to
file his divorce suit after his .wife had given him
offense certainly has good control of his temper.
Our idea of nothing to waste cable tolls on
is stories of how Emma Goldman and Bill Hay
wood long to get back to America. :
Dispatches from Ireland are almost as con
fusing as those from Russia, but some day the
facts will show through.
., Douglas county, also has some bonds coming
due, as the taxpayers are being reminded just
now Or' will be later on. - v
j : (From the Boston Transcript)
"From him that hath not shall be taken even
that which he hath," The great war robbed the
civilized world tf millions of its men, slain in
battle or dead of disease or famine; and no. sooner
was the, ravage, of the . war Veil at hand, and
the nations, it seenwd, might now sit down to
gether to repair Jheir losses, thajt jnpn began to
slay themselves in unprecedented numbers; Dur
ing the first six months of this year there was an
increase of 3,738 in the number of adult suicides
in thia eountrv over the same period of the pre
ceding year, and suicides among children had .
more than doubled. In the first six months of ;
1921," in this country, 4,527 men took their lives,
as compared wjtli 2,771 last year. Nor was this
increase of suicide an American phenomenon.
The dreadful harvest of self-slaughter was
reaped in still largei measure in European coun
tries. Germany, its manhood most heavily de
pleted in battle, has lost with proportional heavi
ness by suicide, and if the record in this par
ticular of unhappy Russia is ever written, it will
unquestionably tell a story of self-destruction
that will constitute one of the saddest tragedies
The offering of self-destruction which man
kind thus lays on the already overburdened altar
of the god of war is one of the sternest of argu
ments against war itself. It admonishes the na
tions of the world to seek, and seek earnestly,
putting their rivalries and ambitions aside, and
for the salvation of their own manhood and
womanhood, a means for the arbitration of their
disputes, the settlement of their quarrels For the
matter of suicide has entered upon a new phase
in the history of the world. The act which in
ancient Rome meant a heroic self-sacrifice in
the nation's name, which even in Japan today
chiefly signifies a form of devotion to the state,
has become, in modern Europe, and America, an
indication of sickly personal discouragement, of
a sort of moral resentment against tfie unkind
ness of the world. The motive of the average
modern suicide is a mixture, of despair and anger
of despair because of conditions which in real
ity afflict all men and-women, of anger against
circumstances which'.men themselves bring about.
The . increasing prevalence of suicide conse
quent upon the great war proves that men can
not bear the discouragement which their own in
stitutions bring upon their souls. The evil should
adirionish" their brethren, and those, who still
bear the burdens thjt -the'y have-, weakly laid
down, tb seek the removal, a? far as possible, of
the moral and material causes of the general
despair that seems to afflict he world. The war
itself is notirectly implicated in this new-era
of self-destruction by -the Save-a-Life League,
which makes the foregoing figures public. The
league attributes the' unfortunate showing of the
first six months of the present year ta unsettled
economic conditions, involving business reverses
and loss of employment &nd toy other disturbing
elements of, the period of postwar readjustment.
But the economic conditions 'themselves are, a
direct product of. the war,, and' it is apparent that
such an increase must .be due to an exceptional
cause, and is not to be accounted for on the
theory that suicide is becoming more prevalent
year by year. '-.' '
The problem of successfully dealing with the
mental states that lead to suicide Is a complex
one concerning which there is a great body of
conflicting opinions. Perhaps; one difficulty in
the way is that public 'discussion of suicide is
attended by dangers of increasing the very evils
it seeks to remedy. There are many cases which
illustrate the power of suggestion in bringing
about self-destruction. But there is one thing in
the report now published that justifies publicity
and careful consideration. It is stated that 507
children ended their lives in the first half of 1921
as cotnpared with 225 in the first half of 1920.
In seeking the causes of suicide among -the
young is found that fear of school examinations
plays its part, although it would not, of course,
account for a great increase from one year to the
next. - But it is known from the testimony left
'behind by many of the young unfortunates that
their dread of school Ordeals is one of the con
tinuing causes of suicide. In these days of school
physicians and nurses, when we read much of
mental tests and modern methods of studying
child psychology, it would seem that here was
opportunity for a work of prevention and the
'saving of precious lives. It is work that might
Swell' be' supplanted by efforts to give parents a
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Deuce -unuersianumg oi youuuui yrooiciira, auu,
perhaps a more sympathetic attitude toward
some of the tragedies, of childhood, that involved,
for instance, when a sensitive child is "kept back"
instead of being permitted to join, the next higher
class along with his mates who are promoted.
But this year's high suicide rate among the
young is evidently due in large measure to the
same conditions which have caused the increase
among adults. , It is an aftermath of the vast
raoral disturbance of war. It may pass, but there
will remain the problem of dealing with the evil,
for. jt is one of great extent even when reduced
to what may. be called its normal proportions.
As to the children, fhere is the question of mini
mizing the sch6ol difficulties that prove too much
fot the courage of some of the pupils. There is
also to be determined what effect the prevalence
of divbtce may have on child suie'de and what
.other causes there may be. It is a question
which' merits study, as does the problem taken as
a whole and applied to persons of all ages.
Unconstitutional-What of It?
How to Keep Well
By DR. W. A. EVANS
QuMttoai cacmia - by(4. aulla
lien and pmantioa ol dln, sub-
. mMti to Dr. Evaaa fcr lWr
Th Bm, will a mntwtnd prtonlly,
ubjtct to proper hmitatioa, -whara a
'tunpad. aaatvtMo' wwlopa .to -da.
Dr. EvMi will toako
diafaoato or praaoriba for taSividual
diaawe. Addraaa lattara ta car of
Copyright lSSl. by Dr. W. A. Evan.
An, honest man has turned up in, Chicago.
Safe wager would be that he was only passing
through the town.
Rents on-$30;000 apartments in New York
are coming down. This ought to interest the
proletariat. . . : ,
The superintendent of schools is getting well
acquainted with the terminology of feminine
A week of fair weather is promised, and corn
is already fourteen points to the good. Oh, boyl
Four-tenths of 1 per cent doesn't make much
difference on a dollar in the way of saving.
If Europe wants to help feed the Russians,
why riot let them? "
Detroit river ought to be pretty good, punch.
The Unknown Great -;
From Chicago, comes a report that the Hon,
William Jennings Bryan, ever-so-often candi
date for president, lecturer, writer, reformer,
preacher, etc., was stopped twice by suburban
automobile sleuths, who frankly avowed that
they did net know him, one saying that he had
never Jieard of such a' person. Fame is a flimsy
thing, ' indeed, when 'a country cop, can punc
ture it- as easily as he would a soap-and-air
bubble. Shakespeare sized it up correctly when
he upolce of : the "bubble reputation "-Pittsburgh
Senator Reed is probably right in asserting
that the anti-beer bill now before the senate is
unconstitutional, but he is in error if he be
lieves its advocates will hesitate on that account.
If a little thing like the constitution could stop
the Anti-Saloon league it would have stopped
- The eighteenth amendment itself, prepared by
the Anti-Saloon league and presumably embody
ing all it desired in the way of prohibition, pro
vides that the states shall have concurrent power
with congress in its enforcement. What concur
rent power have the states been allowed under
the Volstead act? Moreover, the amendment
was thoughtlessly put through without a clause
nullifying the constitutional guarantees of per
sonal liberty. But what individual rights worth
having have been left intact by the enforcement
officers? They have invaded homes, held up
citizens on the street, smelled drinks served in
restaurants and violated every legal limitation
on search and seizure.
Hence it is no trick at all for the prohibition
forces to enlarge the meaning of "beverage pur
poses" to cover "medicinal purposes." And since
the enforcement of prohibition is an absolute
impossibility while,' precedent is regarded. Sena
tor Reed need expect ,no support from the fol
lowers of William, H. Anderson- for his amend
ment to the anti-beer bill imposing penalties on
officers who disregard the fundamental laws of
the land in carrying out the imperial dictates of
the drys. For them there is but one article in
the constitution, and it can be stretched to cover
anything they wan tNew. York, World.
- "Psyched.' ,
It may be worth noting that persons who
used to face the "acid .test" and expose their
"personal equation"-now 'get "psyched" and bare
their private "complex." Chicago Daily News.
" She Shows All the Law Allows.
Of all the simply worded lines that Longfel
low ever wrote, the most antiquated is this: "She
knows how much it is. best to show." Boston
Herald. .' , l' '.' .1
WEAR AS LITTLE AS LAW
Would you kindly ndvls me what
to do for prickly heat?" E. W. asks.
The skin gets very thin In aum
mertime. Soaked in sweat and cov
ered with cloth saturated In sweat,
the acarf ekln macerates and comes
uway What is left behind scarcely
rovers the sensitive nerves of the
deeper layers. Tho condition, which
develops is a sort of cousin to bath
itch. The sweat glands become in
flamed, making the little red dots.
They may stop up, maklnsr the tiny
colored water blisters. They may
become infected, making small pus
tules. And'so we have the appear
ajice.nnd the symptoms which we
call prickly heat and likewise the
explanation of them.
What can-be done about it? The
best thing to do in th way of pre
vention is to dress in the altogether,
and against this there. is: no law if
the undressed are less than school
aire. The children who wear a shock
of sunburned hair and no, other
habiliments do not suffer from
prlekly heat. , ?
If this- garb does not appeal then
approximate it as closely as possible.
When .'garments.' are worn they
should be- removed.,-when they be
came sweat soaked. .-.Remember that
a skirt- perpetually soaked in. sweat
is bad enough, but when in addition
it is covered by a wet dressiiroj con
sisting of an undershirt soaked in
sweat, trouble awaits. ,
It is not a (rood idea to An wbr,i
lot of bathing. Remember that tho
scarf skin is already stripped uo.u
almost to the quick and bathing
takes more off. Some use a bran
bath instead of a soap bath and some
clean with cold cream. When the
prickly heat has started some bathe
the surrounding skin lightly
ciilute solution of. aluminum acetate
or dilute vinegar water or dilute sona
water. My thought is that a mighty
'ittle bathing goes a long way. This
should not be construed as meaning
that the skin should be allowed to
remain dirty. If the eruption appears
get the clothing down to the mini
mum. Keep as cool as possible to
prevent sweating. Use electric fans
to dry out the sweat soaked clothes
on the body. Change the wet cloth
What else can be done? Sutton
says use plenty of dusting powder
such as stearate of zinc or boric acid
or talcum or
Boric acid ..E.I
Salicylic acid 2
If the salicylic acid in the last
mixture irritates, as it frequently
does, use the -boric acid and starch
without it. He also recommends
Anderson powder, consisting of
Powdered camphor 1-
Zfnc oxide. , 4
Keriey uses a dusting powder of
Salicylic acid t
Boric acid 4
Powdered starch 6
Zino oxide powder 6
He recommends a starch bath
made by dissolving half a cup of
laundry starch in a bath tub of wa
ter. If -It is a baby and he is wear
ing a rubber diaper the first step to
take is to get rid of the dianer. When
prickly heat time comes the mother
who has trained her baby to use a
vessel for both urine and bowel
movements is lucky. She can dis-1
card diapers and her young one is
liable to escapo itching heat erup
tions around the hips.
Not the Best Plan.
Mrs. C. J. F. writes: "I am 5 feet
2 inches tali; small boned, 'and
weighed 125 at 25 years of ae. I
am now 40 and weigh 200. I think
my health is good, only . I am hom
ered with numb arms ouite a bit.
One year ago when I was examined
1 was found physically sound. I am
now beginning a fast. This week
eat oranges and drink a little cot
lee. Next week shall take water
only. May I keep up this fast until
I weigh only 140, or should 1 do it in
several shorter, periods? I am a
housekeeper and have fasted at short
periods and always feel fine, only
sometimes a Utti i"-r Just at first"
Tour plan amounts to going en
tirely without food. There is almost
no nourishment in coffee or oranges.
There are better ways to reduce than
total abstinence from food.
Increasing Dose RuircI.
J. H. O. writes: "1. Is veronal a
habit forming drug?
"2. Has it any permanent value as
a nerve sedative, say a five grain
tablet at bedtime?
1. Yes, In the sense that it loses its
effect and an Inoreasing dose must
be used to get any effeht
Walking Won't Hurt You.
P. R. K. writes: "I am 18 years
old, 5 feet 4 inches tall, and weigh
106 pounds. I walk between 60 and
60 blocks every day and sometimes
more than that. It does not tire me
in any way. I have a pretty good
appetite and yet in a very short while
I lost nino pounds. Now, do you
think it is due to my walking? People
claim that walking reduces one.
What shall I do to keep from los
ing weight because I really can not
afford to lose any?
I expect you are walking too
much, though much depends on the
length of the blocks. When the Hon.
Jack Dempsey wishes to lose flesh
he walks it off. Worry is another
. cause Of loss nf flexh Rv in lot.
hours and too little sleep.
Some day Chicago people may see
me wisdom or taking the thumb
prints of all local politicians. To
If bootleggers are no longer in fear
of the Volstead act, why not drag
out the Sherman anti-trust law?
When big British publishers and
statesmen come to this country and
quarrel and scrap and play golf and
violate prohibition laws, perhaps it
is because they feel that when in
America one should do as the Ameri
cans do. Kansas City Star.
. Johns Hopkins hospital has fixed'
the upper limit of surgeons' fees at
$1,000. Is this cutthroat competi
tion? St. Paul Pioneer Press.
V Keep tho State's Seal.
Plattsmouth, Neb., Aug. 12. To
the Editor of Tho Bee: I note the
state seal commission appointed by
Governor McKelvle called for sug
gestions and expressions of opinion
touching the expediency of doing
away with the present state seal
adopted in 1867, and creating In
lieu thereof a new one more in con
formity to our present thrifty and
exalted condition. " . '
is-am decidedly opposed to any
change in tho seal, whatever. It now
typifies most forcibly the true con
dition as It was In 1867. and suffi
ciently well our present affluent con
dition. Our present motto, "Equality Be
fore the Law." could not be improved
on. The muscular blacksmith in tho
foreground, with his anvil and up
lifted hammer fittingly represents
labor, the principal factor then as
now In developing the state's won
derful resources. The mountains
depicted have not changed. As to
the train of cars, would a longer
train now be any more significant
The sheaf of wheat all will admit
is particularly appropriate. Long
before the time for changing the seal
again, if the present river Improve
ment agitation keeps up, the steam
boat will again be plying the old
majestic Missouri. Now last, but
in my opinion by all means not the
least. Is the old log cabin, which the
commission says "spells nothing."
Why divest the seal of the only in
spiration involving sentiment, as
sociating as it did territorial days
with statehood: the one place the
pioneer could call home; where he
found shelter from the storms, the
beat, the wild animals and the In
dians, and where tho brave and noble '
housewife nurtured her cnuaren.
and where peace, pleasure and com
fort reigned more completely than
in the average home of today.
If the present seal is obsolete and
nntiquated as stated, as much can
be said of the Declaration of Inde
pendence. The seal, with its emblem has
grown old in service, but no less in
effectiveness and it stands ss a .con
stant reminder-of what has occurred
in the way of advancement since its
adoption in 1867. .-'.'fV-
I came to Nebraska, With the ad
vent of statehood and 'befdre .the
present seal, was-adopted, at which
time the alleged population was only
80,000, and during all these years I
have been deeply Interested in all
movements to advance its interest,
having had an active part in the
passage of many of its laws.
I am keenly conscious of the trans
formation since 1867, and of the
changes that have taken place, and
can comprehend no serious need' of
a radical change in the great seal of
With all proper respect for all
those who hold a different opinion,
I am yours truly.
R. B. WINDHAM.
herently sufficient force to maintain
parity (100) of the first series and
presont parity (50) with progressive
increases yearly toward (100) as the
firm 9'ft VAnr. nam. on the second
series, at these figures negotiable or
exchangeable, resulting in reiunaing
our present obligations. Any incon
sistencies In Interest rates between
the two, series may be further re
conciled by the same tax exemption
clause as carried by present Llbertys.
applied to the second series on the
husls. of date of issue. "worth- (50),
.these bonds providing a desirable In
vestment for long term trust funds at
a fixed rate of accumulation earnings,
which rate some years from now
may exceed the then market rate
for that class of Investment.
While the foregoing policy will not
shorten the time period or reduce
the bulk sum required In the amor
tisation of the debt as a whole, it is
claimed that by dividing or group
ing, we are enabled to meet the is
eues a step at a time and in accord
ance with our financial and indus
trial recovery, thereby reducing the
volume of taxation in the Imme
diate present If Germany, with
particular reference to reparation
bonds, and the other nations with
reference to what they owe one
another, as well as what they owe
us, could be persuaded to adopt a
similar policy, financial and economic
improvement would follow quickly
throughout the world, however, we
need not wait to set our house in
order, therefore the foregoing is re
T. EMERSON GLAFCKE.
Note It is suggested that bond
futures of the type mentioned might
be readily adapted to cover the cash
requirements under the proposed
soldiers' bonus proposals.
As tarring and feathering is becoming a pop
ular outdoor sport in Florida, winter tourists
are likely to go in other directions. Albany
Some foreigners come to America
seeking money. Others stay at homo
and wait for the American tourists
to bring it to them Nashville Ten
An Unkind Prediction.
It is reported that the prince of
Wales is bored by the duties of his
position. The chances are, however,
that he won't be bored neurly so long
as his grandfather was by the same
Job. Cleveland Plain Dealer. '
Popular School Nowadays.
The laugh-and the-world-slaps-you-on-the-back
school of philosophy
has attained great popularity.
. . King Kleaglo Will Tell
Omaha, Aug. 12. To the Editor
of The Bee: As one of the mem
bers of the Ku Klux Klan of the
present day I wish to advise Benny
a la ''iNotice Challenger" that the
organization has taken due warning
and will govern themselves accord
ingly. The Klan fears nothing quite
so much as the wrath. of one who
has misunderstood! Since Benny is
a self-appointed- guardian of the city
of Omaha the Klan would call his
particular attention, to the third find
fourth paragraphs of this notice
wherein he first mentions the fear
less dnd horrible actions of the Klan
in the days of old then he goes on
lo state that the Klan of old shied at
fierce, violence. It is beyond com
prehension how the Klan - of old
could be vicious and yet shy at vio
We, hereby, request that Benny
give the Klan of the present day the
most thorough and serious investiga
tion possible, for they, defy anyone
to find any place In the creed where
by they sanction violence or lawless
ness In any form.
Relative to the Texas and Kansas
affairs, there Is absolute proof on
hand that these outrages were not
committed. by the Ku Klux Klan,
and if Benny'wishes, as stated above, i
tb give this matter a thorough in
vestigation let him drqp a card to
I'. O. Box 558, placing on said card
his telephone number, and the Klan j
will be glad and happy to transmit '
proof direct to him.
National Debt and Foreign Debt.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Aug. 12. To the
Editor of The Bee: In contemplat
ing the first subject; we have now
to consider recent plans covering the
second, wherein it is tentatively
agreed to postpone interest payments
for many years, . combining this ac-
crural with the capital sum, and ac
cepting long term bonds in settle
ment, this course because of the rep
resentation that our debtors have not
sufficient ready funds to meet inter
est and sinking fund currently, over
and above funds required to meet
government and industrial demands
during the long transitory period of
.iThls procedure, In effect, is tanta
mount to a temporary cancellation.
at least, and eliminates all possibil
ity save future expectation, from that
source as an asset against -our na
tional debt.' consequently for the
time we must depend on our own
The foregoing developments, the
fruit of the minds of national and
continental financiers, has value in
that it carries a seed which suggests
that for the same reasons and to re
duce current taxation, we might well
adopt (as a happy medium) a some
what similar policy extended to cover
part of our debt, accordingly, the fol
lowing is proposed: . '
Making allowance for that portion
of our debt coming due we will as
sume the net balance, for considera
tion will be 120,009,000,000, which
amount it is proposed to divide Into
two or more bond groups or series,
the first current or primary, the re
maining one or more post dated fu
tures or acceptance bonds, carrying
Interest accrurals, thus . spreading
capital sum with its interest in prop
er portions over the current genera
tion and the next or the current de
cade and the two or three following
according to the number of groups.
For illustration, we submit a fabric
based on but two groups, the first a
114,000,000,000 bond issue, . 6 per
cent, due 20 years, the amortization
of which will require the Imposition
of taxation producing a revenue of
but $1,000,000,000 per year; the sec
ond covering the femaining $6,000,
C00.000 to be represented by post
dating 20 years hence an issue of
futuro acceptance bonds of $12,000,-
uuo.ooo, twnicn is tne original capl
tal sum of $6,000;000,000 plus inter
est accrurals at iVt per cent com
pounded semi-annually for the pe
riod): these bonds due 20 vears
thereafter, carrying Interest at 3 per
c-ent, tne interest rates being ne
sumed as Just and the then going
rates or tne periods, being qualified
by all the encouraging features that
would naturally attend the adopting
ot tne roregoing or a better policv.
bearing In mind that against this
last we may place the proceeds then
rf suiting from -the foreign debt, un
less meantime It should be mutually
agreed that a similar policy be
adopted on that item, notwlthstand
Ing the tentative agreement men
tioned In first paragraph.
A fixed policy, with proper use of
the sinking fund would carry ln-
"A Prospering Omulia Institution."
Omaha, Aug 13. To the Editor of
The Bee: I am ah Omahan sub
scriber to The Bee for 25 years, a
taxpayer in our city and a W. O. W.
"Insurgent." Hence this reply to the
editorial of August 12. which ap
peared under the above heading.
The Bee labors under a wrong im
pression, I am sure. The great in
surgency now rending the W. O. W.
was brought about entirely by .the
present sovereign administration.
"Ahab. not Elijah, troubled Israel."
I emphasize the fact that the In
surgent element now living In Oma
ha was loyal to Omaha long before
some men now In high power and'
salary in the order dreamed of liv
ing here. Our loyalty to Omaha
must not be doubted. Joseph Cullen
Root is the great name to which
Omaha should give credit for the ex
istence of the W. O. W., and for the
fact that the W. O. W. building rests
at Fourteenth and Farnam streets,
Omaha, instead of in some other city.
When tremendous efforts were made
to take the headquarters from here
he stood like a very Gibraltar for
Omaha. Who dares deny this?
Why this insurgency? Here Is the
answer. The present administration
had we know how gained abso
lute control over the sovereign con
vention of 1919. That convention did
the following ,wrongs to,- the mem
bership: : ' :
1. Raised the rates so high, from
200 to 600 per cent, that the old men
cannot pay them.'
2. Placed Hens against the policies
of the members.
3. Took, away the monument fea
ture, the pride of our craft. -
4. Removed the 70-year disability
5. Raised the salaries-of the of
ficers one salary to $25,000 per an
num. All this without giving the
membership an opportunity to pro
The head of the -order 4a-now Iri
Europe, ostensibly to place monu
ment In honor of tho fallen Amer
ican W. O. V. soldiers, while hun
dred, yes, thousands of our sover
clgns lie in our home cemeteries
their graves unmarked. Wo aro tired
of far-fetched patriotism!
Neatly 400.000 have dropped out
In the last two yttaro, Ask them
The W. O. W. must stand for more
than revenue for our city. It must
stand for right or 'It must nertsh.
Let Tne iee interview aoua Dusinesa
ami professional mn here and get
Let the remaining ' membership
vote and 75 per cent will vote' against
the present -management If this
goes on nothing will remain of tho
order except salaried officers. In
surgency is here'to say until Justice
comes to the W. O. W. not aover
elgn camp laws with which ths
courts cannot interfero, s but ' the
Justice of Almighty God.:- -
; Q.ll. FCHLEH.
Official Representative, Welfare Com
mittee. W. O. W.
Side Light on Caruso
(From Musical America.)
The musical confraternity Had
Said one, "Any news from Ca
ruso? "Yes," said another. "The report
Is that ho is rapidly gaining and is
recovering a great deal of his vigor,
but private advices express the fear
that he may never again sing as he
"By the bye," said another, "did
you hear of the fees he had; to pay
the doctors before he left? They
amounted' in all to over $100,000.
The bill of one medicus showed
that there had -beep no less than
eight separate operations enough
to kill a horse. It is a miracle how
Enrico survived it." , ' ';
"Did you know," interposed a
woman, "that the only doctor who
had attended-him and sent him mo
bill was his personal physician, Dr.
Horowitz, who, you remember, in
sisted to the last that it was not
pleurisy? When Caruso found that
Horowitz had not sent. any bill for
attending for some time he immedi
ately oraerea ni net-rotary ij u i V
and buy a diamond ring for $2,000,
which he sent with his .kindest re
gards to Horowitz-".
Friends of the made-to-orde'r lan
guage, Esperanto. have been holdiag
a congress In Prague, and there may
he some significance in the fact that
the largest number of delegates
came from Sweden. The Esperanio
idea does, not seem to be so strongly
endorsed ' by Americans, English,
French or Spaniards as by mn
whose native tongue is not spoken
by many millions of people. Boston
. Loose Change Is $50,000.
New York is the home of six rail
road presidents, each of whom draws
a salary of $50,000 or more, but Los
Angeles numbers among its residents
Mr. Charles Spencer Chaplin, to
whom $50,000 is a matter of loose
change.- Boston Transcript.
What a. Supposition!'
Cheer up. Business' could bea
heap worse.' Just- suppose you were
a Russian soap- importer Dallas
Morning News. ,
What He Deserves.
The man who insists on all or
nothing most often gets .-nothing.
Charleston News and Courier.
m , Time
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