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The Bee a Platform
1. New Union Passenger Station.
2. Continued improvamant of tha Ne
braska Highway, including tha pave
roent of Main Thoroughfare leading
into Omaha with a Brick Surface.
3. A ihort, low-rate Waterway from the
Corn Belt to the Atlantic Ocean.
4. Home Rule Charter for Omaha, with
City Manager form of Government.
Changing the Tax Schedules.
Republicans in the house did not entirely
agree with the committee on ways and means
as to the nature of reductions to be made in
the tax collections, but did not disturb the cut
that most directly affects the small taxpayer.
Chief of the changes made by the caucus, that
of the date for abolishing the excess profits tax
and lowering the surtax on the high brackets,
will operate to hold the levy on these for the
calendar year 1921. Retaining the taxes on the
big fellow and lowering the amount to be paid
by the little chap will be popular among the
masses, and if there be any politics in the move
it his been wisely paid. Better than this, though,
he law as now proposed leaves the burden of
taxation on those better able to bear it, which
finally is the correct rule. One other advan
tage is that Treasury bookkeeping will not be
complicated by splitting the taxable year in
half in. the calculation of revenue to be col
lected. . Business has been done so far this
year on the basis of the existing law, and will
not suffer materially if the change is postponed
until the beginning of another calendar year.
"Nuisance" taxes will go. They were a
makeshift at best, and even though they may
have produced the revenue anticipated, it was
at a cost for collection and an annoyance to
the public that far exceeded their value to the
government. "Wets" who have persistently
pointed to the loss sustained through absence
of liquor tax may find a little grim consolation
in the levy on "near beer," and similar bev
erages, which will pay 6 cents per gallon, and
will probably bring in a very considerable sum
with little added cost to the consumer. Notable
exemptions include the salary of the president,
judges of the supreme court and federal judges,
and those who are receiving compensation from
the government under the war insurance or
A total net reduction of $790,330,000 is con
templated as the result of changes made in
the law of 1918, which is still in effect. Much
&f the reduction is achieved by removing the
tax from the little things, and thus the relief
will be felt most directly by the people.
A minority report is expected from the demo
cratic members of the committee, in which the
till will probably be criticized from a purely
partisan standpoint. Its arguments should be
interesting, as the republicans have faithfully
worked to reduce government expenditures and
to lighten the burden of taxes borne by the
people, and it will be good to know just how
the opposition mind reacts to the results. Most
of the people, however, will be satisfied with
the fact that the business of the government
is being carried on for less money than it has
"Dail Eireann" in Open Session.
;; When the Sinn Kein parliament assembled
at Dublin in open session it marked another
stage in the progress of affairs between Ireland
and England. Men who meet openly and de
liberate calmly are not likely to be led into
extremes. They can defend their positions,
maintain their convictions, and battle manfully
for what they believe to be their rights, and
retain public respect at least. Secret councils
tend to violence and outrage. Mr. de Valera
will lay before the assemblage his report on
the conferences at London, and his cabinet's
consideration of them, with reasons for rejec
tion of the British proposals. It would be un
fair to anticipate the course or the outcome of
the debate, although it may be admitted that de
Valera and his immediate advisers can sway
the judgment of the body by their personal in
fluence if they so elect. Sinn Fein is now in
solemn council, earnestly seeking a solution
for the problem, to the end that further blood
shed and disorder be averted. On both sides
of the Atlantic prayers will be offered th,at a
way may be found, so that without sacrifice of
principle or humiliation of honest pride the Irish
and the English may go together, side by side,
to a common destiny of increasing greatness
as they have shared in so large a measure the
glory of a past so full of virtuous and honorable
Omaha's Police Force.
A critical situation is developing again in
the Omaha police force, - Chief Dempsey an
nouncing that perhaps 25 men will be cut from
the force next month because funds are too
short to meet the pay roll. This is almost a
chronic condition, and calls for some consid
eration. Omaha needs a police force that is adequate
properly to guard its citizens and their prop
erty. As the city grows the demands for police
t protection increase; a point to be determined
right here is whether the one has kept pace
with the other. If the force is numerically suf
ficient, has it been properly disposed to secure
the greatest service When the answer is given
to these questions, the issue will be fairly before
the public. If the city has not enough police
men, more should be provided; if the force is
not effectively divided and distributed, then the
system should be revised, but a sufficient num
ber of competent, well trained and well equipped
men should be at the command of the chief
at all times, to the end that safety day and
night be secured, as nearly as that may be pro
vided in a modern city. And these men should
be well paid.
Trade Union in New Field.
While a certain influential group of Ameri
can employers is devoting much effort to the
establishment of the so-called "open shop" in
industry, the International Association of Ma
chinists has gone into a new field of endeavor.
It has become a foreign trade booster, with the
object of securing employment for its members.
Just now it is placing contracts for $2,000,000
worth of railroad equipment for the Mexican
government, giving preference to shops em
ploying union men, but not exclusively, as it
recognizes that certain open shops have been
fair to organized labor. In connection witfi this
move, the president of the union is in Europe,
endeavoring with some success to secure similar
orders there, and other agents have gone to
South America on trade missions.
This is not a challenge to the employer, but
an extension of the trade union idea of secur
ing employment for members. While the war
was at its height the machinists went into the
banking business, purchasing control of a go
ing bank in Washington, the pioneers in this
direction. A printing office was established to
take care of the organization's publications and
do its other work as far as possible, and gen
erally a farlooking policy has been adopted.
Now that it has gone into the business of sell
ing products, through the solicitation of orders
to be filled by establishments employing its
members, it may fairly be said to have realized
some of its aspirations.
The venture is not entirely a new one in
principle, but holds some features that are
worthy of thought. It should help to dispel
a popular idea that a labor organization is
fundamentally dangerous for the reason that it
tends to destructive monopoly, and interferes
viciously with the right of individual contract.
The machinists will be watched more closely
than ever for a little while.
Chairman "Charlie" White In Action
It was not to be expected that the republican
plan for reducing taxation would meet with
democratic approval. Such an endeavor to hon
estly redeem a campaign promise is foreign to
the democratic practice, which is responsible
for the great waste that accompanied the war
and so got the country into the deep hole in
which the republicans found it. When the
government was taken away from the demo
crats and the republicans put in charge, the
donkey heaved a great sigh of relief, for it was
well understood that the job ahead was neither
small nor pleasant. Now that it has been
squarely tackled the outburst of Chairman
"Charlie" White of the committee that did not
elect Cox surprises nobody. '
Mr. White insists simply that it can not be
done; that the republicans are fooling the peo
ple once more, and that a huge deficit is bound
to follow any attempt at lowering taxes. What
Mr. White overlooks is the faci that expendi
tures are to be reduced also, so that income and
outgo will decrease correspondingly. This,
too, is not on the democratic book, for the ad
ministration in the hands of that party went
tight on spending money, regardless of whether
it was coming in or not, and so turned a healthy
surplus into an enormous deficit during peace
Republicans do not play the game that way.
They propose to find out how much money is to
be derived from reasonable taxation, and then
to make appropriations fit that figure. Also,
they are getting down to brass tacks with re
gard to what it costs to run, the government,
and are finding many places to save where the
democrats spent. Taxpayers will find;, out the
difference when they go to settle with the col
lector next spring.
Cut in Live Stock Rates.
A recommendation from the Interstate Com
merce commission to the railroads that they
continue a 20 per cent cut in rates on live stock
is really encouraging. It is not an indication
that the question is settled, but actually amounts
to an admission that existing rates are too high,
even in face of the commission's ruling that the
schedule in effect is "not unjust and unreason
able." Shippers have complained for a long
time ot the charges, and have shown many in
stances where the tariff to an outsider appear
to be too high. Quite likely the commission
has reached its conclusion by a process of com
paring rates on live stock with those on other
commodities. Such a process may warrant such
a decision, but it serves also to support the gen
eral charge that all rates are too high. A 20
per cent reduction in freight charges on live
stock shipments will be of great service to the
meat raisers of the west, whose business suffered
serious setback when prices at the yards
slumped and the cost of getting animals to
market went sky-high. When the relief so af
forded can be extended generally the revival
in the west will be under way without delay,
for, in the language of the A. E. F., the food
producers are "r'arin' to go," just as soon as
the brakes are off.
Nebraska schools are offering many attrac
tions in the way of athletics and the like, but
the boys and girls ought not to be misled; the
faculty has something else in store for all of
"The Drummer Boy of Shiloh" has just
celebrated his 70th birthday in Washington,
which just about establishes his age when the
battle took place.
Sarah Bernhardt says she will not quit the
stage while living, if you are looking for an
example of devotion.
A pair of sharpers who took a policeman
into their confidence must stand high in their
When Salvator Bonafide was arrested for
violating the Eighteenth amendment he belied
The day the "plus war tax" signs come down
ought to be made one of publie thanksgiving.
That Nebraska City policeman lived up to
the reputation of his kind for marksmanship.
China will be one country at the conference
that may be depended upon to disarm.
What seems to be needed in Nebraska is a
system of one-way roads.
What the people expect of the grand jury
is action, not alibis. ,
"Down the OV Mississip."
Packets Revive Memories of the Day
When Natchea Beat Robert E. Lee
By H. H. Dunn, in the September Popular
Like shadows out of the past, like the ghosts
of the "Robert E. Lee," the "Natchez," and
scores of other floating palaces that ran up and
down the waterways of the lower Mississippi
Valley a third of a century ago, the river
steamboat better known as the "packet" has
come back. Confirming the faith of the old
river captains, some of whdm have died in
that faith, but most of whom have held onto
life at New Orleans, and Memphis, and
Natchez, and St. Louis, and other river ports,
the day of the stern-wheeler has returned. And
oddly enough, most of these revived packets of
other days, as well as the new ones, are com
manded by those men who have been waiting,
uncomfortable and cramped in their short quar
ters, all these years for the steamboat to return
to its own.
Within the past 18 months, since the first
of January, 1920, 47 of these packets have Re
turned to work on the Mississippi, the Red, the
Atchafalaya, Bayou Lafourche, Bayou Terre
bonne, the Warrior, the Tombigbee, and other
streams of the south, wherever there is water
enough to float their flat bargelike hulls, or to
give their slowly revolving paddles grip enough
to drive them ahead. That they are here,
every town along these rivers knows, but where
they came from not even the oldest "river man"
can tell. Some have been laid up for IS, 20, 30
years, in the ports of missing' boats, idle but
beloved and hopeful; some have been working,
in desultory fashion, on small inland streams,
eking ' out an existence in competition with
motorboats, and a number, possibly one-third
of the total, have been built new for this revival.
The Interstate Commerce Act of 1887, giving
the railroads the right to charge less for a long
haul, provided the long haul was in competi
tion with water carriers, put the packets out
of business. The act of the Interstate Com
merce Commission of 1919-1920, allowing the
railroads to boost their rates to new high lev
els, brought back the packets into a more
profitable business, mile for mile, than they had
35 years ago. The federal government, with
its barge lines on the Mississippi and Warrior
rivers, showed the way to the owners and
builders and operators of the packets, and the
old river captains, many of whose names had
been all but forgotten, suddenly stood once
more in the glass-fronted cabin, just beneath
the twin gilded eagles and squarely between
the towering smokestacks, heading once more
into the stream.
Today, the New Orleans waterfront, which
has been bare of these packets for many years,
so bare that the incoming of one was described
in all the newspapers, holds from three to a
dozen or more every morning, and, by after
noon, on most of these days, this fleet has been
replaced by newcomers, alike save for size so
much alike that only by looking for the name
engrossed on a scroll across the front of the
cabin can one tell which is which at the Bien
ville Street landing. No boat in the history of
the world ever had the romantic career of the
old river packet, with its sturdy hull, its "gin
gerbread" superstructure, its blazing furnaces,
fed by sooty blacks, its belching stacks, its
gilded ballrooms, and Us staterooms done in
blue and pink and yellow, to suit the tastes of
the rich rice and sugar and cotton planters and
cattlemen. The races of these boats are mat
ters of history, and thousands of dollars
changed hands on contests such as those of the
"Robert E. Lee" and the "Natchez," from the
Orleans to St Louis, or of the "Liberty" and
the first "America," from Memphis to New
Orleans, nearly half a century ago.
But, with the return of the packets, the ro
mance has gone from their service. They have
come back for work and not for play; they are
now freight carriers, with passenger traffic only
an incident. With railroad freight rates 20 to
40 per cent above those at which freight can be
handled profitably by these steamboats, those
who have watched the trend of transportation
in the United States have seen that the money
lies in the freight. The men who have brought
back the packets realize that, while they can
make 175 freight miles a day, against the rail
road average of 25 miles, they cannot compete
with the 300 to 350 miles a day of the passenger
train, and so the passenger must seek the
packet, for the packet does not care for the
The cost of one of the packets of medium
size is about $30,000; of the larger packets up
to $100,000, while fuel today is coal or crude
oil. No longer is it wood cut from the river
bank while the passengers held a picnic on
shore. But if the romance is gone from the
packet itself, it still remains in the men who
brought it back, for they are the river cap
tains who once before operated these steam
boats, and their sons, and their sons' sons, all
experts in river craft, a class of water men
peculiar to themselves, the best of the type,
who have survived 'the vicissitudes of time,
largely on the strength of. the hope that their
own ancient profession or their fathers' trade
would come back to them.
How strongly it has come back may be
judged from the fact that almost every town
from St. Louis to New Orleans, and some even
farther north, is providing terminals and port
facilities if it is so fortunate as to have a river
in front of it to handle the up and down
stream traffic of these stern-wheelers. New
Orleans is devoting a large part of the 1,500
feet Bienville Street landing to the accommoda
tion of the packets; Memphis is putting in
floating terminals, rising and falling wharves,
so that the landing stage always will be at the
deck level of the packets. Vicksburg has com
menced work on similar landings. The new
terminals at St. Louis provide for abundant
space at the packet landings. Biloxi, Miss., is
seeking federal aid to deepen her harbor and
widen its channel, 50 as to bring in the packets.
Mobile is putting several hundred thousand
dollars into port improvements, largely for
coastal traffic, while Morgan City, 100 miles
west of New Orleans, located on the Atchafa
laya river, one of the ancient mouths of the
Mississippi, is preparing a bond issue for port
improvements, and asking federal aid to im
prove the channel to deep salt water. Green
ville, Ark., has developed lines up and down
and across the river, and now hat six packets
operating into and out of the port.
One of the big packets, carrying about 1,200
tons of freight, has been operated from Chi
cago to New Orleans; another has been put
on between Cincinnati and the Louisiana port,
while service between New Orleans and other
Louisiana and Mississippi towns by packet is
as regular as, and a great deal cheaper than,'
freight or passenger train service between the
Price of Sovietism.
Russia has ample potential resources to care
for its own people. It cannot care for them be
cause under the Soviet regime its production
has been reduced to a minimum and its dis
tribution has been rendered entirely inadequate
by the collapse of its transportation system and
its habit of confiscating private property. Fam
ine in 18 provinces ot Russia may be due to
drouth, lack of modern methods of agriculture,
or lack of reward for producers, but starvation
of the 20,000,000 inhabitants of those provinces
is due solely to the evils of the Soviet regime.
How to Keep Well
By DR. W. A. EVANS
Queetione concerning BTfUno, laaltatiea and prevention ot dieeaee, submitted
to Dr. Evan b feeder of Tha Beo, will b anawered personally, subject to
propar limitation, where a stamped addressed envelope ia ancloaod. Dr Evan
will aot make disc nosi or proscribe (or individual disease. Addres letter
in car ol The Be.
Copyright. 1921, by Dr. W. A. Evan
A Wilson Memorial
Those who are planning a permanent memor
ial to Woodrow Wilson might well consider
the appropriate plan of naming for him the
47 varictict of new taxes introduced during his
administration and which, in the payment of
the debts piled up during that period, will serve
to remind us of President Wilson for many
years to come. National Republican,
POISON IVY EXPERT.
Dr. J. B. McNair seems to have
constituted hlmaelf a poison Ivy
specialist. At least ho writes more
and better on the subject than any
one else does. He and a group of
California men have been working
1 on the subject scientifically, where
as other people seem to use elap
bang rule of thumb procedures. He
has little faith Jn the washing
treatments. If a person who has
got the poison on his skin will get
at it quickly; he can wsish It off,
but as a rule washing does more
harm than good, since the poison
bag already done its work.
Among substances which dissolve
the poisoto and which might be con
sidered as washes are ether, chloro
form, alcohol, turpentine, 80 per
cent chloral and benzine. However,
most of these are irritating to the
Dr. McNair divides the poison ivy
ciermattis into three stages. The
first stage is inflammation and irri
tation which precedes the appear
ance of blisters. In the second
stage small blisters dominate the
picture. Fortunately the third stage
is not always reached. In It. there
is suppuration and the true skin
is inflamed and destroyed.
As a first application he uses cot
tonseed oil or castor oil. At that
stage an alcoholic solution of lead
acetate or a mild application of io
dine docs good. A 5 per cent solution
of ferric chloride (chloride of iron)
in 50 per cent aqueous glycerol was
found more, helpful than anything
in California, but they discontinued
using it because it stained clothing
and sheets so objectionably.
In the second degree stage local
applications of dextrose, of sodium
sulphite and of magnesium sulphate
were found to be the best remedies.
Perhaps nothing is better than to
cover the blisters with cloths wrung
out in a saturated solution of mag
In third stage Dr. McNair recom
mends that the affected skin be cov
ered by paraffin as is done with
Some people are naturally im
mune to poison ivy. Some acquire
immunity. Some are poisoned fre
quently, but the inflammation
never becomes very troublesome.
No race is immune to it. Most lower
animals are somewhat susceptible.
Women are more susceptible than
men. The fat more than the lean.
Blondes are no more affected by it
Many methods of producing im
munity have been tried. A notion
prevails that one will become im
mune if he will chew the leaves.
Persons have died and many have
been made gravely ill from Internal
Ivy poisoning due to trying this
method. It has been claimed that
drinking the milk of a cow that has
eaten ivy will produce immunity. A
more rational precedure is the in
jection of serum from a person who
has recently recovered from the dis
ease. Another procedure which
may prove successful is the injection
of small doses of the poison into a
Due to Infection.
P. A. C. writes: "My boy of 7 years
has what seems to be a swollen
gland on the right side of his neck
just below and a little to the front
of his ear. It has been this way for
about two weeks. Have upplied lini
ment with no apparent results. Can
you tell me what causes this and how
to treat it?"
Such enlarged glands result from
infection. They are often due to
tubercular infection, due to drinking
milk from tubercular cows. Rubbing
with liniment does no good. Re
move the source of infection. Ex
pose to sunlight until It burns a
deep brown. After that expose still
more. If due to tuberculosis tuber
culin helps to cure. Do not let him
drink raw milk.
You Have Pet Poison.
A. L. W. writes; "1. I have hives
all the time. I don't have' any dogs,
cats or horses about I don't eat
much of the foods that I have read
commonly cause hives.
"2. I have rheumatism also quite
badly. Do you think the same pois
on causing the hives is possibly
causing the rheumatism?"
1. Unfortunately some of the
most wholesome foods cause some
people to have hives. It is a pe
culiarity of yours that some whole
some food is unwholesome to you.
2. Quite possible. Rheumatism
is a grabbag and holds a multitude
of sins. Hives may carry pains that
may be called rheumatic.
Not Ordinarily Harmful.
R. D. writes: "Is root beer harm
ful for one with intestinal and stom
ach trouble? What ingredients does
Probably not It is carbonated
beverage containing sirup and flav
ored with aromatics, especially oil
of sassafras. None of these is harm
ful in ordinary doses. There is ob
jection to the habitual use of high
ly flavored foods and beverages.
A Civic Duty. .
Omaha, Aug. 16 To the Editor
of the Bee: All over this city it is
to be observed that the foliage of
shrubs and trees is infested with
certain insect enemies which it is
the property owners' privilege to
The insect most in evidence Just
now is called the fall web worm.
It is to be seen where the worms
are very small because they live in
colonies and their first business in
life is to spin a web under which
their work of eating the green, fleshy
part of the leaf goes on, safely pro
tected from birds and other natural
enemies. The web calls attention to
the colony of minute worms, how
ever, when they are so small that
operations are confined perhaps to
a single leaf. Within a few days,
as all persons must observe, the web
spreads over a lanre area of de
foliated tree space. It there remains
an unsightly object for the re
mainder of the season.
Meantime, the worms having
reached maturity leave the nest or
web and crawl all over the neigh
borhood seeking sheltered places in
which to pupate, to develop into a
moth which will lay more eggs to
hatch more colonies of worms. In
this loathesome stage these white,
hairy, small caterpillars are respect
ers of neither persons nor places
your doorstep, your window sill, the
sidewalk and "my ladles' bonnet"
all look alike to the offensive insect.
It is perfectly easy for anyone to
pick off these small colonies at their
start and destroy them. Or. having
neglected them at the start, it is not
difficult to destroy them in their
nets with a torch.
Their preferred forage appears to
be first the mulberry of our hedges.
Next probably in preference is the
box elder shade trees. And I have
known persons to destroy box elder
trees "because they harbour worms."
The trees are not blamable, nor are
the worms. Mother moth picked the
place for laying her eggs and only
by the sure instinct of knowing
where the young would find suitable
nourishment. She would have chosen
any other tree or shrub in the ab
sence of the most suitable.
The citisen who is so thoughtless,
so negligent of his own and his
neighbors' comfort as to permit fall
web worms to harbour on his trees
and shrubbery is lacking in good
citizenship. He might be fined for
maintaining (feeding and housing)
a nuisance. For It is distinctly man's
work to destroy these web-feeding
insects. The web shuts the birds
out. Birds cannot do the work.
This Is written in the hope that by
Riving a mite of information about
that insect the self-respect of our
citizens will be aroused for its de
struction. Worms of such sort are
merely so much loathesome filth.
Anyone who is decent enough to
own a covered garbage can should
be expected to destroy his fall web
worms. H. F. M'INTOSH,
Manager, Agricultural Bureau
Omaha Chamber of Commerce.
IN THE BEST OF HUMOR.
The teacher had been explaining fruc
tlone to her claaa. When aha had discussed
the subject at length, wishing to see
how much light had been shed, she In
quired: "Now, Bobby, which would you rather
nave, on apple or two halve 7"
The little chap promptly replied:
"Oh. Bobby," exclaimed the youn
woman, a little dlaappolnt'dly, "why
would you prefer two helvee?"
"Because then I could see If it was bad
inside." Queeneisnder (Brisbane, Aus
tralia). a restaurant over on the eastern front
and ssid to the waiter, "W want Turkey
The waiter replied, "Sorry,- sirs, but
we can't Servla."
"Well, then, get the Boaphorus."
The boss earns In and heard their order
and then said, "I don't want to Russia,
but you can't Koumanla." 80 th two
Tommies went away Hungary. Commerce
Th man who says styles aro shocking
Is always willing to be a shock absorber.
Chambersburg Public Opinion.
When prosperity does knock at some
doors It can't be heard because of the
knocker Inside Charlotte Observer.
"Miss Tlddles," will you marry me? I
would gladly die for you," offered tho
wealthy but aged suitor.
"How soon?" queried that practical 30th
century maid. Berkeley Gazette.
(From the Washington Star.)
A press news story says:
"Effort to break through the bar
riers of the new percentage -immigration
law was discovered yester
day by the bureau of Immigration,
when it was reported that a party of
Polish Jews were arrested in Key
West, Fla., for attempting to enter
from Cuba without legal authority.
"Commissioner Husband said ex
tra precautions were being taken on
the Mexican border and along the
southern coasts as a resu't of whole
sale efforts to smuggle in European
The temptation for these effort
is great Europe is in a state of
distraction. Great numbers of peo
ple are keen upon the idea of leav
ing and finding homes elsewhere.
In the eyes of all euch people
America is the land of promise. They
had heard about it before the war.
But since then they have heard still
more about it. More than ever it ap
peals to them as the land of plenty,
and the field where labor is best re
warded. Hence their overpowering
desire to enter, even against the re
strictions congress has recently im
posed. Those restrictions, of course, must
be carried out The border the
whole length of it, Mexican and Ca
nadian must be as closely guarded
as the gates of our leading seaports.
Law evasions and even law de
fiances are becoming a sort of fash
ion. They are encouraged and ap
plauded. Bootlegging has reached
the proportions of a profitable in
dustry, lynching has taken on the
character of a hilarious pastime.
The slogan in certain circles seems
to be, "Damn the law! Whenever
we want a law we'll make it our
selves!" All laws made by law-making
bodies are intended to be executed,
and should be executed up to the
hilt If they are oppressive and be
come unpopular they can be changed
or repealed, and the method is pre
(From th Washington Star.)
The republicans would do well to
take notice of the fact that where
there are campaigns this year the
democrats are making a "front"
There is no lack of aspirants for
office. Men are figuring on nomi
nations as if convince1 there is
something for democrats to fight for.
This perkiness grows out of two
things; (1) A calculation that last
year's extraordinary record is bound
to go indeed, is already going to
pieces and (2) the divisions noW
appearing in the republican ranks
ever legislative propositions.
The combination which swept the
republicans into power was ex
traordinary both in the matter of
size and in that of its elements. It
was record as to the number of
votes it commanded; and many of
theee votes were found in quarters
where hitherto the republicans had
appealed in vain. There is some
warrant, therefore, for a belief that
disintegration is bound to set in, if
not now in progress.
As to the republican divisions
over congressional questions, they
are in the nature of things. It would
be impossible for any party to take
up such issues as the republican
party now has in hand ind escape
There is work for the harmonizer;
and the sooner he gets busy the bet
ter for legislation and those re
sponsible for it. He will be well
advised, too, if he goes into all the
questions at issue, and those likely
to enter later into the appeal for
control of the next congress.
But Is It Progress?
Say what you want to about the
modern girl, her costume and her
manners; she has t least emanci
pated herself from the clinging vine
stage of development. Detroit Free
Buy Mutton Tallow Now.
If this bare-knee style keeps up
until winter, there's a fortune await
ing the manufacturers of chapped
skin remedies. Washington Post.
Why Does Japan Keep the Keys?
If the "open door" In China is to
remain open, why should Japan in
sist upon keeping all the keys?
Boston Transcript. 0
McKelvie and Uni
For Court Fight
Governor, in Open Letter,
States Reason for Refusing
To Recede on Reserve
Lincoln, Aug. 16. (Special.)
Preparations 4or the court fight be
tween the board of regents and
Gov. S. R. McKelvie to test tne gov
ernor's power to withhold 10 per
cent of certain of the university
appropriations to be used as a re
serve fund for emergencies were
under way today.
P. L. Hall of Lincoln, chairman
of the board of regents, announced
that Dean Seavey of the university
school of law would represent the
board in court while Attorney Gen
eral Clarence A. Davis will repre
sent Governor McKelvie.
Decision of both sides in the con
troversy to get their troubles ironed
out by the court followed 3 four
hour argument Monday night be
tween the regents and governor.
Today the governor wrote an
open letter to Hall and suggested
a test suit. He said:
"I have to suggest that your hon
orable board bring an action in man
damus against my department on
the theory that the governor does
not have the legal right to require
any alterations in the quarterly es
timates that are submitted by the
various expending agencies."
Then the governor explains his
reasons for refusing the special com
pensation. He explains first the
public displeasure in existence for
years over the habit of various state
institutions to spend more money
for a biennium than the legislature
appropriated and then go before
the next legislature with requests
for deficiency appropriations which
run into hundreds of thousands of
Hall declared today that the prin
cipal objection to withholding the
10 percent as a reserve was the fact
that salaries of numerous university
instructors had been increased and
if the reserve is withheld the pledge
of the regents for higher salaries
couldn't be kept
Following the dictation of his let
ter to Hall, Governor McKelvie left
for Superior, where he will speak at
the big historical pageant there to
morrow. Nebraska taxpayers dug down in
their pockets and pulled out $698,
270.98 to pay bills of state officers
and institutions in excess of the
money appropriated for this purpose
in the last four years at two sessions
of the legislature.
In short, according to figures ob
tained from state documents, de
ficiency appropriations which legis
latures were forced to meet in order
to keep the credit of the state clear
amounted to the above figures.
The production of these figures
followed the refusal today of Gover-
nor McKelvie to grant the univer
sity regents' request.
If the governor is successful in
his fight against deficiency appro
priations and for establishment of a
reserve fund by withholding 10 per
cent of the biennium appropriations
there will be $1,333,000 in the state
treasury to meet these "emergen
cies." Big Crowd Expected
At Crete Air Tourney
Crete, Neb., Aug. 16 (Special.)
All details for the aviation meet to
K tirlrl at Crete Aiicust 18. 19 and
20 have been arranged and with fair '
weather the city and commercial
club will probably entertain one of
the largest crowds ever in Crete.
The American Legion will have
charge of patrol duty and the park
ing of the automobiles on the avia
tion field as well as in the city. All
of the pilots are overseas men.
The committee on tree parking
on camping grounds has made ar
rangements with the school board
to use the school grounds and the
buildings will be opened for all conveniences.
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