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A Review and Interpretation of
Current Events as Seen by J"
O . W . PASCTTA T,
Weeks & Sawyer
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UNREST From many nations of Eu- said to.be an index of the general pas
rope, Russia, Italy, England, France and; fion of the country. Some of the Ital--r,
c, , , x. ! ians want to take Fiume, peace treatv
trip Hnlknn StntAa anH f vm all cootinnc ; ' 1 J
ns ni.i rn Tl. 411: 1
. ucai.), lire .allies nave H
j force of ships policing the disputed re
gions, among them several United, States
i vessels. On last Sunday Secretary Dan-
iels announced that troops from these
1 vessels had forced insurgent Italians to
i vacate a Dalmatian town, and were ready
I to take a hand in Fiume, should the
i Italians try to hold it against the terms
of the treaty.
of our own country come reports of tu
niults and general unrest. Every civil-!
lzed nation-seems to have in it a tur
bulent element ready to put forward
some extravagant demand to demoralize
labor, to stop production, to lynch and
murder and burn, and to propose revolu
tion against the established order. What
the end will be no one claims to be wise
enough to see. But in the present sit
uation every good citizen has certain
,clearly defined duties. One is to pro
duce all he can of the necessities of life. try began at midnight on September 27.
it is no time now to oe a slacker, ivno- More than 600,000 men quit work that
ther duty is to live the simple life, to be j K practically every railroad employee
satisfied with good plain, nutritious food; engaged in transportation service. The
and leave off gormandizing; to be willing! fispute was over wages. It seems that
to do without an automobile; to smoke ( the raiIway men wanted a euarantee that
nothing if possible, but at most a pipe;! the nresfint sfhednl of wns mm,
to shave one's self, saving time for use- 115 cr cent WW thn wo.ww
ful labor and leaving the barber free to scale wouid continue indefinitelv. The
do other work; to cease wearing kial nTOmmor,t rffor-ai t cj
gloves m idleness; to stop attentung so
In Great Britain the most serious
railroad strike in the history of the coun-
ihany of them not knowing what rea
son they had for striking. Mr. Gary,
president of the Steel Corporation, still
refuses to arbitrate--his reason being
that he represents the interests of the
150,000 stockholders of the steel cor
poration, 60,000 to 70,000 of whom are
employees of the Corporation and the in
terest of 250,000 laborers, a majority
of whom are not members of labor un
ions. "Moreover," says Judge Gary, "I
believe our corporation is under great
obligation to the general public concern
ing the issues involved in the pending
strike. I will say for myself that ques
tions of moral principles cannot be ar
bitrated, nor compromised, and in my
opinion, such questions are included in
the present unfortunate struggle."
many meetings in distant cities, meet
ings the only purpose of which seems
to be to allow somebody to talk; to stay
at home. Another duty is to gag all ca
lamity howlers.- Another duty still is to
see that every vagrant rich or poor gets
a job on the public roads. One thing
is certain an eight hour day will not
produce enough for the consumption oi
people as extravagant as the American
people have become.' Below I mention
some manif tstations ; of the present un
ITALY AND GREAT Members of the
Chamber of De
cor responding ;to our
house of Representatives, on last Sun
puties of Italy,
months, and longer unless the prices of
food fell and in , general promised to
regulate wages by the price of food. All
these concessions were refused by the
railway men, and the strike called . with
surprising suddenness. Although some
trains were run, it was evident that the
traffic would be greatly crippled if not
brought to a complete standstill. Im
mediately the Government took heroic
measures. The country was put on a
war basis. Directions were given as to
saving foodt and warnings against hoard
ing were issued. Trucks of all kinds
were called into the transportation ser
vice. New laborers were sought for the
railroads and vere given military pro
tection. "Volunteers came in from all
classes of society. The strike is re-
THE OMAHA RIOT Another Negro
has committed the unpardonable crime
of assaulting a white, girl, and has been
sought by an angry mob of whites and
lynched. This time it happened in Oma
ha, a city "at the other end of Nebraska,
J in the far west. These seem to be the
j 1. For six weeks unruly negroes had
j caused a reign of terror in Omaha. ' At.
1 least 20 assaults against white women.
I had occurred. The courts had dealt in
adequate punishment, 30-day sentences
for attempted assault, and the like. There
had been murders and hold-ups.
2. . Finally a neero named William
Brown assaulted a young white girl
named Agnes Lobeck. He was put in the
iail in the Omaha County Courthouse, a
structure costing over a million dollars
3. A mob of many' thousand whites
surrounded the jail on last Sunday, set
it on fire, got the prisoner and hanged
him at midnight. To effect their purpose
this mob had to , overpower and outwit
the entire police force of the city. Wo
men stood in the mob urging the men
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dav eot in a free .for all fight as a result garueu as me iesi oj. sLieugm ueiweeu
of a heated discussion over sustaining- the radical and conservative elements in
4-v, aK;nai- ?n otonrlinc hv the terms I-lie muuBines ui uieai jJiiLam. iieie
l,JLiC VaLTXU If uww-" o mf I
are men striking not because a reason
able adjustment of their wages was im
possible, but because they were anxious
to show that the country was helpless
without their labor and hence they
agreed upon with the Allies as to the
Fiume question. The cabinet was sus-
toA hv a vote of 208 to 148. On the
next day Rome was put under milita.
control. The fight in the. Chamber is
Is wholesome and Efficient-
always, gives good results is
uniform in value and inexpensiva
Editor of American Cookery
should be left free to take what wages
pleased themselves. Not gaining this
concession they quit work.
PROGRESS' OF THE Although many
STEEL STRIKE mills were idle
as a result of the strike of union work
men in the steel plants of the United
States Steeel Corporation, it became ev
ident early last week that the strikers
were fighting against odds. They had
expected the support of the railway men
and miners, but these have declared they"
will not support the strike. Again, it
develops that only one-fifth of the
workers in the steel mills are union men.
Hence, there seems to be a good deal of
bluff in the threat of the union leaders.
From the first many bf the laborers wei
reluctant to strike and already many arc
showing a desire to get back to work,
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on. In an effort to save the negro the
Mayor of Omaha narrowly escaped be
ing hanged. ' , ,
All this is about as bad as anything
that ever occured in Georgia or in North
Carolina but there is" one difference. In
North Carolina there is no idle, criminal
aggregation of lawless negroes of suffi
cient size to terrorize a city. The most
of onr negroes are law abiding and do
not countenance lawlessness or crime by
members of their own race. The law is
ready to take care of a negro criminal
here without the help of a mob. Hence
lynching is more inexcusable here than in
a city in which conditions were such as
in Omaha. Another reflection is this:
Negro parents had better keep their boys
on our North Carolina farms where they
can make a comfortable living and be
come useful members of, our population
rather than encourage them to go North
where they are out of place, out of
sympathy with the people, and where
they tend to become vagabonds, and
criminal vagrants. Even if a negro is
good in the North a Northern mob
makes no difference in its treatment of
him and a bad negro5 for all negroes
look alike to the mob.
TWENTY MILLIONS FOR On last
MEDICAL EDUCATION Saturday
it was announced that, John D. Rocke
feller had given to the General Educa
tion Board, founded by him in 1902,. $20,
000.000 for the improvement of medical
education in the United States. This
makes a total of about $60,000,000 that
Mr. Rockefeller has given to this one
board. The purpose is said to be to use
the present donation for the improve- j
ment- of the stronger medical colleges, 1
nearly all of which are in the North. We !
trust that the claims of the smaller,
schools, in he South which ar'e doing on- (
ly the first two years of medical work
wil not be ignored. In general it does
not seem exactly equitable that so large
a part of Mr. Rockefeller's benefactions
should go to a section already rich,
though a large share of his profits have
come from the South. And in regard to
medical schools, in particular the small
er schools connected with our colleges
can find more worthy men to study med
icine than the remote Northern Schools
possibly find. And when once they are
found the small Southern school can do
more during the first two years for med-(
ical students than the so crowded north-'
ern school can do. It offers them small-'
er classes and more personal attention.'
Another important matter is that the
Southern school tends to give good moriJ,
development to the prospective doctor,'
while the Northern school lets him go
his way amid surroundings which do not
make for morality.
Some say that his recent attack is the
aftermath. . of an attack of influenza.
Others attribute it to the strenuous work
of Mr. Wilson since he entered his of
fice in 1913, work which grew more ex
acting after the United States entered
the war. "Be the cause what it may, it is
no slight trouble from which Mr. Wil
son is suffering. We can only hope Vhat.
his naturally strong constitution will
sport reassert itself and give him his' us
ual strength and vigor.
DRceinPNT WILSON On September
BREAKS DOWN 2 6 President'
.Wilson was forced to give up his tour
of speech-making for the League of Ma
tions, owing to a nervous break down.
It seems that his digestive organs were(
the main seat( of the trouble. He has .
come back to Washington, .and on the(
advice of his physician is taking absolute
rest. ., He .will -.be away from bis public!
tasks ; for weeks, perhaps for months. J
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