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The Beefs Platform
1. Nsw Union Passenger Station.
2. Continued imprevamont ( ths Ne
braika Highways, including tha pave
mant tf Main Thoroughfares loading
into Omaha with a Brick Surface.
3. A abort, low-rato Waterway from tha
Corn Bait to tha Atlantic Ocaan.
4. Homo Rula Chartar for Omaha, with
City Managar form of Government.
Control of State Expenditures.
With that charming inconsistency that has
ever been characteristic of its erratic career, our
esteemed democratic contemporary assails the
governor of Nebraska because he has essayed to
! establish reasonable control or oversight in state
expenditures. For many weeks the World-Herald
has displayed the utmost ingenuity in ad
vertising the fact that Nebraska is saddled with
the heaviest load of taxation ever foisted on the
property owners of the state. Persistently it has
bewailed the extravagance of the republican ad
ministration, and bemoaned the fate that is sure
. to overtake us because of the public waste that
is made possible. Now, when the executive of
the state, who really is the head of its affairs,
and has been under each of the three constitu
tions to which such dramatic reference is made,
undertakes to adopt prudent business methods in
the management of state housekeeping, he is
pilloried as a "czar" and a poseur, and everything
else but a ninny.
Under the good old democratic definition, an
appropriation carries with it an obligation to ex
pend all the money set aside on estimates. No
thought of managing so that the expenses will
fall inside the forecast ever enters the head of
the donkey. Worse than that, the system to
which the democratic party is devoted contem
plates always the creation of a deficiency, so that
no matter what sum the legislature has provided
for the carrying on of the state's business during
the biennium, it must be supplemented by addi
tional appropriations later,
, It Is this that Governor McKelvie seeks to
avoid. He does not want to cripple any depart
ment; he knows that all the money may be
apent if it Is needed, but he does want each ad
ministrative head to so arrange as to keep within
the limit! of the appropriations made, and to
turn over if possible a balance at the end of the
term. This is good practice and it has sound
foundation. ' -
The dispute between the governor and the
Board of Regents of the University of Ne
braska may be settled without all the hullabaloo
that is now being raised. Salaries for instruc
tors deserve to be increased, and provision spe
cifically made for that purpose should be faith
fully carried out. If the university needs every
cent set aside for its activities, it will get it, and
it will also Kt more if necessity requires.
What The Bee finds to commend in the action
of Governor McKelvie is that he seems to be im
bued with a desire to curtail expenses and to
get well inside estimated of the cost in his ad
ministration of the business of Nebraska. This
ought to be appreciated by the taxpayers.
Verdict for the Battleship.
,' After the experimentation carried on at con
siderable expense, the purpose being to demon
strate the usefulness of the heavier-than-air flying
craft as means of offense as well as defense in
warfare, the conclusion Is that the battleship has
not yet been displaced by the flying bomber.
This does disparage the feat of sinking the Ost
fricsland, which in itself only confirmed still fur
ther the well demonstrated fact that if a suf
ficient quantity of high explosive be detonated
close enough to a vessel the effect on that vessel
is likty to be disastrous. The more impressive
fact also was demonstrated that accuracy of
placement is not such as to justify the claims
that a moving target is at the mercy of an air
plane. Another, and governing point, is that the
airplane is not sufficiently mobile to be depended
upon. Its range of action is limited, and unless
It be extended by the adoption of some device,
such as the airplane carrier ship, its use must he
restricted to areas that easily may be avoided by
an enemy fleet. In other words, the battleship,
like the Infantry in the army, retains its place
for the good reason that no advance in military
science can do away with it On land and sea
the aircraft have a function, and for scouting
and similar service are beyond any other device
.known, but the nucleus of the army will remain
the foot soldier while the "battle wagon" will
hold a similar position in the navy.'
Pellagra a "One-Crop" Disease.
Probably the heaviest penalty laid on the
farmers of the south is the presence of pellagra,
which disease is reported by the federal health
department to be on the increase. Surgeon
General Cummings says the disease is due "to
the one-crop system, essential food required to
prevent the development of the disease being
obtainable only with difficulty and in some in
stances beyond the reach of the poorer working
This reduces the problem, to what ought to
be a reasonably easy solution. Some weeks ago
Tha Bee called attention to the fact that in the
eouth had been noted a tendency to produce
more and more of food and less of cotton. A
greater diversity of crops is the admitted salva
tion of the agriculture in Dixie. Cotton will con
tinue to be the staple, but it cannot continue
longer the almost sole reliance of the farmer,
big or little, of the southern states. This change
will not be brought about easily, for too much
of the agriculture of that region is in the hands
of unintelligent and unskilled farmers. They will
have to be taught, however, to do things in a
new way, to give attention to something beside
cotton, and to produce those things that are vi
tally needed for health and physical comfort.
Along with this training must go better edu
cation in other branches. In time pellagra should
be as rare in Mississippi as it is in Nebraska,
but that will be when the average of intelligence
there more nearly approaches the mentality of
Welcome for Scott's Caravan.
Omaha should prepare some sort of wel
come for "Scott's Caravan," now approaching
the city's gates. It would be' unseemly, indeed,
were this great Gate City to allow this modern
instance of an hegira to go by unnoted as
merely an incident in the passing of auto tourist
The Scott caravan stands for something that
is more than unique. As the bull teams of the
Argonauts pulling out of the east for the golden
shores of California were precursors of .the
greater migration, "the first low wash along the
shore where toon shall roll a human sea," so
this train of automobiles may mean the begin
ning of another era. Omaha has been a familiar
name for generations to the pioneers of the
west. From here or hereabouts set out the
stream of travel that made the northwest an
empire. The historic Mormon trek across the
American Desert took off for its final stage
from Florence, now part of the city; Ezra
Meeker marked the "Oregon Trail" through the
streets of Omaha; the Overland Trail is yet
preserved to us, and all the early traditions of the
town are bound up in these movements.
As the oxen gave way to the faster moving
mule and horse teams, and these saw the pony
express and the stage coach superseded by the
railroad, so now the airplane and the automo
bile are opening a wider vista to man, and
challenge anew his imagination. Scott and his
company from Brooklyn are typical of some
thing greater. Omaha ought to acknowledge
their presence in some appropriate manner.
From the filth, the brutality, the despair of a
Russian prison, where he was beaten, thrown
bodily down stairways into foul, vermin-infested
cellars, sentenced to death subjected to injuries
and indignities without precedent Dr. W. B.
Estes of New York wrote Secretary of State
Hughes that he would rather die in a Russian
dungeon than have his liberty purchased at the
expense of American recognition of the soviet
Dr. Estes had not the physical vigor of Cap
tain Emmett Kilpatrick, who used his fists to
compel his cell-mates to submit to the opening
of windows when the prison air was almost un
breathable, but he had the moral strength that
knows not the meaning of defeat, and does not
swerve from a principle that is right. He knew
what the soviet government stood for, and he
knew the methods,, they employed to attain their
ends. He knew the impracticability, the unfair
ness, the ruthlessness of the bolshevist organiza
tion, and he recognized that the United States
must never countenance such a regime of de
struction and death.
Americans read with pride of Captain Kil
patrick' fistic encounters with his ignorant fellow-prisoners,
who objected to fresh air. The
affair was comparatively unimportant, but there
is sdmething so truly American about the oc
currence that Yankee hearts tingle with pride at
There is little doubt but that Captain Kilpat
rick would have joined Dr. Estes in his letter
to Secretary Hughes had he known it was being
written. Theirs is the Americanism that places
right and justice above self. Theirs is the pa
triotism that subjugates comfort, happiness and
life itself to the best interest of their fellow-men.
. In reading of Dr. Estes' letter, and his noble
choice .of death rather than see his beloved
America clasp the hand of a criminal govern
ment, the statue of the revolutionary martyr,
Nathan Hale, which stands on the campus at
Yale is called to mind. On the pedestal of the
statue, in bronze, is engraved the following quo
tation, the last words of the noble patriot:
"I only regret that I have but one life to
give for my country." -
Silence and Thought.
One of the easily accepted .conditions of life
is that silence and thought go together. Just
what constitutes silence, however? Is it the utter
absence of sound, the deadening of all noises, to
the end that no disturbance whatever may assail
the external ear? Men have been known to be
come so accustomed to the uproar and din of
industry that they were able to endure its clangor
and yet carry on not only delicate operations of
mind, but to produce such thoughts of beauty
as might have been the effect of real inspiration.
Solitude may be restful, but it does not in all
cases operate as a stimulant. Hotels and clubs
are providing rooms where silence is to prevail,
to which the distressed individual may take his
wrought up nerves, and sqothe them into qui
escence, but it may fre questioned if this will
engender a process of deep thinking, either
imaginative or analytical. Not that we would
recommend a boiler shop as a place to go when
solution for some perplexing problem is sought,
or a shipyard as a place to write a play or a
poem. What we do have in mind is that the
normal noises of the city are not nearly so dis
tracting ordinarily as would be their absence.
What one is accustomed to is the controlling
influence after all, and if one is inclined to be
"temperamental," then the concentration afforded
by a "silence" chamber may be the thing needed.
Most folks will seek the crowd, however, just
because they are nearest to normal.
Our democratic friends ought to keep in mind
that some of the people have not forgotten the
enormous deficit in Nebraska's business that was
piled up when Holcomb and Poynter were gov
ernors, and which the republicans later had to
clean up. '
If Sao Paulo likes our street cars, it is showing
good judgment, but it may be able to buy
cheaper from Des Moines, where the tram is no
longer in vogue. -
President Harding's exhibition witha paint
brush may encourage some of the opposition to
refer to it as having come from experience as a
Iowa's corn crop is lining up right behind
Nebraska's as safe from all da'nger of drouth or
heat. And these two states produce the corn I
A lot of stage beauties appear to be in
need of either publicity or alimony.
Sidelights on Far East
Characteristics of China and the
Qualifications of Japan to Rule
(From the Washington Post)
As the time approaches for the armament
conference it is noticeable that the world's at
tention is turning more and more earnestly to the
orient The problems grouped under the title of
"questions relating to the far east and the Pa
cific" are many and intricate. They have proved
rebellious against any solution thus far offered.
Whether they will be solved by the combined
intelligence of the Washington conference re
mains to be seen.
. Several aspects of the question of China may
be worth the study of those who are now begin
ning to inquire into the nature of the problems
that will confront the conference. China is such
a vast subject for thought and presents so many
angles for consideration that it is impossible to
do more than sketch a few of the salient points
that may present themselves to the conference.'
It is China's relation to Japan that will naturally
Japan claims to have a special interest in
China. This claim is somewhat hastily denied by
many westerners. Is it a just claim? When the
relations of the two nations are studied, even
superficially, it must be admitted: that Japan's
welfare seems to be bound up in China. Japan
has reached a stage of industrial development
which cannot be destroyed without virtually de
stroying the nation. Granting that much more
land could be cultivated by employing better
methods, the fact remains that Japan is depend
ent upon foreign lands for foodstuffs and raw
materials more dependent - than Great Britain,
because its population is twice as large and its
cultivable area much smaller. China is the chief
source of Japan's supply. It is asserted by ex
perts that if Japan should be cut off from China,
even for a month, there would be general suffer
ing and probably national disaster.
Consequently Japan believes that its relations
with China should be acknowledged to have a
special character, to be safeguarded in the adjust
ment of the world's relations with China. On
that claim there may be a deadlock in the con
ference, for it is the very core of the forthcoming
discussions. Grant Japan's special claims, and
the Chinese question takes on a new aspect. Deny
it and the Japanese danger threatens to become
China has been invited to send representatives
to the conference to participate in the discussion
of far eastern questions. But what is China? In
many places throughout that vast country the
authority of the Peking government is denied.
Local chieftains maintain private "armies," made
up of mercenaries, usually bandits, who number
1,500,000 in all. These bands roam about, de
vouring the people's substance. At Canton the
southern republic flourishes in spite of Peking,
but it is not strong enough to supplant Peking,
nor is Peking strong enough to cope with Sun
The population of China is variously esti
mated at 300,000,000 to 400,000,000 individuals.
The exact number does not matter, as it is too
large in any event to come within the scope of
the human imagination. The percentage of Chi
nese persons who are educated sufficiently to in
terest themselves in their country and its rela
tions with other countries is so small as to be
without influence upon the mighty current of
deep ignorance that sweeps that nation into the
unknown future. The Chinese people as a whole
do not know what kind of government they have;
they have no interest in politics because they
cannot read or write or understand politics; they
feel no sense of duty to their country; in a word,
they have no patriotism.
Acting upon that mass of humanity is the
highly organized, patriotic, ambitious Japanese
population, operating through an efficient gov
ernment which seems to adapt itself with peculiar
success to every need of the situation. The Jap
anese people are 98 percent literate; education is
compulsory; national expansion is both a necessity
and a delight to the eager youths who are gradu
ated from Japanese schools. These youths are
well trained in the politics of their country and
make patriotism a religion. They are trained in
military or naval life as well as in business.
Their capacity for working in organization is
These few sidelights show that the far eastern
questions to be considered by the Washington
conference are of an extremely complex and dif
ficult character. It is not surprising that Japan
pondered long before accepting the invitation to
discuss these questions. The fact that Japan is
now ready to review these questions is solid evi
dence ot its desire to maintain friendly relations
with all nations.
How to Keep Well
. By DR. W. A. EVANS
Questions concerning hygiene, sanita
tion and arevenMon of disease, sub
mitted la Dr. Evans by raadera !
Tha Baa, will ba answered personally,
subjsct ta proper limitation, whara a
' atampad, addrotstd anvelopa is an
closed. Dr. Evans will not maks
diagaosls or prsscriba for individual
disaasas. . Addrass Isttars In car of
Copyright, 1921, br Dr. W. A. Evans.
League of Walkers
Dr. John H. Firiley, New York's former com
missioner of education, iust back from Eurooe.
says he's going to start a campaign to popularize 1
pedestrianism in this country. As chairman of ,
the league of walkers he has been impressed by
the fact that self-locomotion is rapidly becoming
a lost art in America as compared with the de
gree to which it is practiced in foreign lands. On
his recent voyage Dr. Finley promenaded the
steamship deck to the extent of 100 miles. In
Ireland he covered 60 miles in two days and also
did considerable walking in Finland, Russia and
Alsace. He met a young refugee, who had been
a prisoner of war in Russia, who attributed his
escape to his powers of walking, having traveled
on foot continuously for 13 days. Dr. Finley
says Americans are missing a lot of healthful en
joyment by not cultivating the art of walking.
Of course, there are reasons why pedestrian
ism does not flourish among us. No other coun
try has so many excuses for riding, in the shape
of automobiles. In Europe the motor car is still
a luxury, the pleasure vehicle of the rich. It costs
far more to buy and operate than it does here,
and money is less plentiful than with us. But
Europeans have always been fonder of walking
than we. Charles Dickens was a prodigious
pedestrian, thinking nothing of a 10 or even
20-mile stroll, and in making many of his char
acters equally athletic he portrayed a contempo
rary custom and was not regarded at the time
as indulging in exaggeration. Pittsburgh Chron
icle Telegraph. ,
Injustice in the Small Town.
An idle girl who visits in town is given a
complimentary notice every week, but the indus
trious young man who quietly and modestly at
tends to his work is seldom mentioned in the
newspapers unless he gets his hand hurt in the
machinery. Howard. (Mo.) Courant ;
Gambling on a Bill of Fare.
Hotel men at their recent convention say the
hotels are going back to the American plan. If
they will also include the American language on
the menu-, the average diner won't be ordering
three kinds of potatoes in the hope that one of
them will be meat Detroit News.
"CURING" 1922 HAY FEVER.
The letters are pouring In from
people who are suffering from hay
fever. "The devil Is sick, the C U
a monk would be." There Is not
much I can write them, io far as re
lief for this year la concerned.
They can take calcium chloride
or calcium lactate for the remainder
of this hay fever season, with some
degree of relief. Some if them will
get temporary relief from the use
of adrenalin and local applications
of one sort or another. I hope none
of them will Jump from the frying
pan Into the fire and pull up at the
end of the season with the cocaine
or morphine habit.
The time to begin treatment for
hay fever la In the rpring. Dr.
! Chandler Walker says in New Eng
I land those who are sublect to the
, spring variety of hay fever frequent
ly called rose cold should begin the j
preventive treatment the first week i
In March. Those subject to the usual
ot August variety of hay fever should
begin treatment the last week In
These are seasonal diseases, and
the New England seasons do not
come on colncldentally with the sea
sons elsewhere. It follows that the
dates for the beginning of treatment
differ In the different sections of the
Before the treatment Is begun the
ckln should be tested to discover
which pollens are responsible. There
Is no reason for delaying this testing
until next spring. With our usual
tendency to procrastitnate we might
forget it or put it off uni.il too late.
Why not have that carried out this
fall, while the recollection of the 1921
discomfort is still with us?
While reports have been made on
the pollens chiefly responsible for
hay fever and rose cold in several
sections of the country, it does not
follow that a given individual in any
section is affected by the prevailing
harmful pollen of a section. There
fore preventive inoculations based on
the usual or expected cause may fall
in a given case. Exposure to ani
mals, stable odors, fur dust, face
powders, or the eating of fruits any
one of these may be the cause in a
given exceptional case.
The preventive treatment, accord
ing to Dr. Walker, consists of five
cr six injections ot a ont to 500 di
lution of pollen extract In many
cases 14 inoculations are required.
The injections are given hypodernii
cally, at intervals of one week. If the
treatment has been well begun be
fore the season starts it can be con
tinued with advantage during the
season. Therefore a person who for
got about it in April can begin dur
ing May or June with moderate hope
of success. However, if he postpones
it until August he mlgnt as well
spare himself the trouble and ex
pense of preventive treatment .
In New England 90 per cent of
the rose colds are due to timothy
pollen and 90 per cent of the August
hay fever to ragweed pollen.
Brown Skhi Gradually.
W. E. tu writes: "I have been told
that rubbing linseed oil on arms and ;
legs before bathing at the seashore
and after tha hn.th tn
would prevent sunburn and instead
brown the skin. Do you think this
is a safe thing to do?"
It is a safe thing to do, but I think
It will prove ineffective. You are
right in trying to brown your ekin
without blistering. If you have the
time brown your skin by short ex
posures. As soon as the skin is well
browned you can expose yourself for
a long time without burning. Why
not brown your skin by short ex
posures to light and wind before
you go to the seashore? Exposure
away from the beach is less apt to
blister. Last week I saw a professor
of hygiene in a great university. He
was burned to the shade of a Moor.
He keeps his skin of this hue by ex
posure at home. .
Needs Varied Diet. ' "
Mrs. M. M. C. writes: "My baby.
1 year old, has four teeth. His bowels
never move except when he is given
an enema. At 9 months he got a
bad cold and he never got over it I
think he Is too fat At night he is
very restless. At 8 months I weaned
nim and rmr. liim nn v.rt.i i...
the milk was toe strong because he
aid not thrive until I diluted his
milk with an equal quantity of water.
At 9 months he began to eat gruel
carrots, orange juice, and fruit sauce!
He kept this up for about six weeks,
but since that time he will eat noth
ing but fruit juice. Many times he
w only eat half of his bottle and
will not drink from a cup. I have
bronchitis. Is it possible that he
caught It from me? Should he be
walking? Should he have more
A child 1 year of age should be
fating cereals, soups, toast, cracker,
finely mashed vegetables, fruit, to
mato Juice and milk. Whn v,Q
On a more vtnrl lii n i, : 1
enould not be so constipated. He is
not quite old enough to walk. He
Is a .little behind schedule with his
iccm aui nor much.
Common Sense and Disarmament.
York, Neb., Aug. 17. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: From he clouds
and stars now visible on the horison
It sure looks like unsettled weather
ahead for some time. With the
extremes for disarmament and pre
paredness eagh fighting for peace
alog their own lines, each knowing
( ?) they are right and hive the only
way it can ba done; and both so far
wrong that they will get badly left at
the "disarmament conference." Then
the fur will fly while they devour one
another, and the conference for what
they did and did not do to save the
world from war.
Well, we might just as well warn
them here and now they will not get
whnt they want. First because
while that conference may make
some progress toward better meth
ods of settlement of vexed question:,
yet they cannot change human na
ture, and that is the only way or
only thing to change that will end
all wars. So we will be glad, yes,
very thankful for whatever advanced
step the conference may take in the
way of reducing armaments and
pacts for peace and brotherhood, but
be not deceived, you cannot have i '-r-feot
peace while you have an Imper
fect race, and those who dream such
Btuff are dead asleep to human his
tory. Did you ever stop to think that
there have been more treaties of
peace than there have been declara
tions of war? Yet the end of war
is as far off as the end of human
depravity. Now, I do not want to
throw any discouragement in the
path of any move for peace or spoil
a night's rest for any lover of peace.
But for people to be carried avvay
with such fads and then be disap
pointed makes grouches of them and
they lose heart, then quit trying or
hoping and by so doing cause far
more harm than they ever did it -good.
Against both of such actions
I wish to protest.
Then you say, what am fcr
in this case I am for common sens
and Justice and that can n..i
from either extreme. How far we
shall go in disarmament depends on
how far other nations go. A preacher,
who has more al than knowledge,
says, "Let us do right whatever others
may or may not do." - That is good
doctrine to preach or ictice In
nearly all cases, but in th!a uase what
is right for us depends on wttat
others do. . A statesman said for us
to disarm and thereby compel others
by the force of example to do the
same. What happened in 1914 proved
how wise he was. Come, now, let us
reason together. Come with me into
the banks where these people de
posit their money and you tell the'
banker that he is only making the
world worse than it is by his break
proof vaults and safes; the way to do
is to leave the money on the Counter1
and leave the door open and prove
by example and by your faith in hu
manity that you are honest and ex
pect them to be the same.
Can you guess his answer? I can.
He turns on you first in scorn, then
in pity, then he reason, "That is
a consummation devoutly to be
wished." And I wish it might be
so, but it is not My knowledge of
and experience with human nature
has taught me it is not what we wish
humanity was, but what we know it
to be that dictates our preparedness
It is the same with our police,
penal institutions and in fact every
law we have. Shall we disarm
along all these lines? I say no. You
and the banker may try it.
: How much preparedness shall we
have? I said that depends. When
we find the square of that factor,
then let us make it just as small as
safety will allow and for two reasons.
First, the kiuing cost, then the rapid
changes in what it takes to fight
with or defend with. The Oregon,
when built, was the greatest floating
fort ever made, but 10 years ago tnis
summer they spent 2,600,000 to
Woes of the Commuter.
" "Look pleasant, please," chirped the pho
tographer. "Can't be done," growled his victim. "I'm
having this picture taken to paste on my com
mutation ticket." Dental Digest. ,
New Mascot for Congress.
Congress in adopting the alligator for a mas
cot has naturally picked the animal having the
toughest hide. Washington Post.
Improvement is still the order in Omaha.
' . Might Discuss Disarmament
Would the great powers consent to including
Chicago and New York in the disarmament con
ference? Pittsburgh Dispatch.
For Locating Bootleg Stock.
- An X-ray device has been perfected that will
take a picture through a wall. Kansas City Star.
overhaul and bring it up to date.
Standing alongside It was the Penn
sylvania and nearby was he Nebras
ka and I thought what a sight, the
greatest machines we had were for
human dlstructlon, but where are
they now? Obsolete, and the greater
ones of today will be Junk tomor
row. Then halt building, care for
what we have and watch events
while it is day, for the new world
we found ourselves In at the close of
the war is peopled with the same
family with its same fallings, and the
hatreds and passions that were
burned out in the fires of war are
yet there and must be re'kond with.
And one of your contemporaries that
Rot very vindictive some years ago,
because some one said The Hague
conference would not keep peace,
now throws a fling at a man for
"Insulting the Intelligence of think
ing people," for suggesting the using
of those treaties for a foundation.
Yet he is now behind a plan very
much poorer than they are. Give us
Downhearted Over Situation.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 19. To the
Editor of The Bee: Your editorial,
"Preparing for 1922 Campaign," re
flects political conditions in years
gone by, but is not up-to-date. The
time is past when you an count
your political chickens oefore they
You say, "the popularity of the
Harding administration is increasing
as each day unfolds more perfectly
the president's program. ' Evidently
you have not associated very much
lately with those who labor for their
living; or you would put a different
construction upon the senatorial out
look. Congressman Esch of Wisconsin
was turned down by his constituents
because of his obnoxious railroad
bill. And Harding appointed him
before his term in congress was out
on the Interstate Commerce commis
sion. The people turned him out
and Harding put him in a position
where he could continue punishing
the people, without fear of hin
drance. La Follette will be re-elected,
but not because he is a republican.
Harding recommended the shelv
ing of the bonus bill, and a fair
treatment of the railroads. And the
republican congress tn shame sub
mitted. Lincoln, our first republi
can president, said in substance:
"Labor sflould have the preference
over capital," but as between the
boys who went over the top to make
democracy safe, and the railroads,
Harding submitted to the power that
nominated him, and kicked out the
boys that did the fighting and helped
Believe me, there is a storm brew
ing, if we can believe what the peo
ple are saying. Seventy-flvi per cent
of the voters, outside of the politi
cians, are thinking that we are fools
to vote either of the old party tick
ets, and who can successfully con
tradict the statement? What has
either political party dsne for the
common people, that they should
continue to be their slaves?
Congress opens up the vaults of
this nation for the railroads to take
what they demand. Nearly 6,000,000
labor men are out of employment
Oats standing in the fields where it
Brew in Nebraska, because the price
for the grain is not enough to pay
for the cutting and threshing. Wheat
vcm un irum not cents yesterday,
Harding said "farmers cculd thrive
on dollar wheat," but they are not
getting it Not one finger raised by
congress to Improve conditions of the
producers. If you can see anything
to encourage the people, kindly ad
vise where we can find It.
A. M. TEMPLIN.
Mr. Kinder Suggests a Reform.
Lincoln. Neb., Aug. 19. To the
Editor of The Bee: Either I am pe
culiar, our government is peculiar or
the American people are peculiar.
Don't be an eveadropper; brace up
end butt In like a man. Altoona
Never talk about your aches and
pains. You will get the other fellow
started and feel under obligation to
listen. lilrmingham News.
The government Is figuring on how
It can help bulncss. It might try
letting business alone. Loulsvillo
This is no time for the Philippines
to seek independence. It is too diffi
cult to borrow money. Toledo Blade.
According to a news Horn, "The
French are considering a role In the
Pacific." Going to cast their bread
upon the waters?" Elmira Star Ga
sotte, Stlllman's contention, reduced to
plain talk, seems to have been that
what was sauce for the goose was
pudding for the gander. Portland
Every time an effort Is made to
shelve Samuel Gomners, the Amer
ican Federation, of Labor takes a
second thought and considers the
value of a trademark in an old-es
tnbllshed business Anaconda Standard.
America, says a dancing lady,
thould lead the world in dancing It
already leads the world in paying the
piper for the dancings of other na
tions. Dallas Tlmes-Henld.
It is now claimed from the number
of automobile accidents that gasoline
ts more deadly than whisky ever was.
It may result tn Mr. Volstead tacking
cn a new amendment to his well
known measure. Nashville Banner.
A young man was married on Mon
day, Just after he had ben sentenced
to the penitentiary for three years.
This marriage was no lottery. The
parties played entirely safe. Buffalo
We have the dead of winter; also
the half-dead of summer. Worces
"Navy blue" Is a product of dis
armament talk, not of our dye trust.
One auto is sold earn minute.
Keeping up with the lustly cele-Vv
brated birthrate. Toledo News-Bee.
Pig iron is the lowest sinoe 1913,
being the only thing not used in
home brewing. Muskegon enron-Icle.
The doctors use cancer to scare the
people; the politicians use war; the
preachers, hell. Saturday Evening.
We boast of our democracy yet with
in our country we have men that
put on as much if not more aristo
cratic airs than do the aristocrats of ,
Fiurope and Asia.
Take our railroad offlolals for ex
ample. Did any one ever see more
pomp and tomfollery than is dls
played by a high salaried railroad
official while traveling owr the road ?
There is his expensive private car
er cars and off times a prlate train.
All other trains have to get off and
take the sidings when this divine
shows up somewhere within the
radius of several miles.
When Mr. Ford recently bought a -road
the first thing of importance
he did was to take the private can
away from the officials. That road
is now paying a surplus. When the
brotherhoods clamor aga'nst cut in
wages, for some peculiar reason
they never suggest that fflclals dc
away with expensive prlvpte cars ani
ride like mere human beings. That li
enother peculiarity of American peo
pie. Probably the individual mem
bers of the brotherhoods , ach expeef
to become a nabob some day and
then he too can out such fantastic
tricks before high heaven to make
the angels weep.
JESSE S. KINDER.
So Many "Best Remedies."
B writes: "Please advise me as
to the best cure for poison oak."
There are so many best remedies
and each has so many followers tnat
l might get in trouble were I to take
sides. The public health service rec
ommends bathing with salt solution
or one teaspoonful of boric acid in a
glass of hot water or bicarbonate of
soda made into a thin paste with
IN THE BEST OF HUMOR.
iJ-'lir, ,To?,,mis Brown w" always In
terested In his new baby sister. One day
J' ' l d. Pee'lns down up0 ,t hj,
nursn was singing it to sleep.
Norse, he whispered at last, "she-s
nearly unconscious, isn't she?"
nodded ths nurse, and continued
singing the lullaby.
Tommia whispered in alarm: "Then
flon t slnr any more or you'll kill her.
J.fenlng News (London).
.i.T.hLr?'11 obJ6c,lon to a butter knife Is
that it Isn't sharp enough In winter and
Isn t enough like a spoon in summer.
UtlCtt Horning Telegram.
"Whst is velocity?" saks a science jour
nal. We hsve always thought that it was
tha thing with which one lets go a wasp.
Blmpaon (greeting his old friend) Whr,
Jones. It's ages since 1 saw you ,'last.
Married now, aren't you?"
Jones No, no, old man. It's not that.
Just business worry and nerves. The
Inauranca Agent But you surely agree
to taking out an Insurance policy to
cover your burial expenses?
Wily Scot Na, ns. mon; I micht ba
loat at sea. The Passing Show (London).
Sally (tha farmer's wife) There's a let
tar from a London lady thla morning,
Timothy, aa wants to tnke a hopen-alr
eura at this ere fsrm In tha summer,
and asks if wa have a bathroom. What
am I to ssy?
Farmer Wrlta and tell her the truth
at once, Sally. Ssy she'd better hsve
her bath the day before she cornea hers.
The Grand American
THE right to choose is the grand American prerog
ativethe glory of American democracy.
And a most important part of it the right to choose
what you buy was bestowed upon you by advertising.
Advertising is as much a part of today's life as elec
tricity, antiseptic surgery or motor traction. It is the
system whereby a man who has something to sell tells
about it to those who do or should use it. For no one
can want anything until he knows of its existence.
Advertising is the way by which you are told why
you should have certain goods and how to identify those
goods. So the advertisments you find in this newspaper
make up a catalog of needed merchandise.
Articles of all kinds and for all purposes are pre
sented in a pleasant way through the medium of type
and pictures. The outstanding requirements of every
member of the family are met by offers of good mer
chandise of proved value. v
The advertisements will help you in the selection of
all manner of things.
Use them for guidance and
you will be a constant gainer
THE OMAHA BEE
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