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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10. 1912.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE;
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Pa' v Hee. without Sunday. ier mo. jjo i
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jn dplipry to City circulation Uept. (front, for It an undeniable proof
Ht2MiTTANCKS i that its owner Iirs not kept up with
. arable $tfMCo ' mo,lern Improvements. Smoke burn
)n' :-cent stamps received in payment ( jng devices are many, most of them
jf email account Perona1 checks, ex-1
cpt on Omaha and eastern exchange, not ' are practical, and they accomplish
Omahs-The Bee building
South Omaha-2318 X etreet.
Cour. 11 llluffa-ll North Main etrr'l
Uncoin-:1! l.lttle building.
rtitcaEo-IOIl Marquette hulldlnB-
Kansas rity-HcUanco bulldlnK.
New YorU-SI West Thirty-third.
St Ivnits 402 Frisco bulldlnK.
Washington T Fourteenth St.. N u.
Communications relating to news and
dltorlal matter should be addresse-l
Omaha Bee, Udltorlal Department
Htate of Nebraska, County of Douglas, ss:
Dwlght Williams, circulation manager
of The Hee Publishing company, being
duly sworn, aays that the average dallv
ilrculatlon for the month of November.
112. was4J,SfC. DWIGHT W1L.UAMH,
Suhscrlbd In my presence and sworn
to before m this 5th day of December,
JMJ. ItO U BUT HONTKIl.
(Seal.) Notary rublle.
Snbsorlbcrs lenrlnK the city
temporartlr ahootil hae The
nee mailed to them. Address
nllt lie changed often nt re
qnrated. Bought yet? No? Get busy.
In the meantime, the need for owl
cars In Omaha Is gottlng mora urgent
each passing day.
Feeding anthracite coal to a fur
nace Is calculated to make n man
prodigal of monoy.
Tho Red Cross seal on a letter Is a
proof that some one is helping fight
tho great whlto plague.
The council of governors repudia
ted Bioaso, but what will tho voters
of South Carolina do?
Tho clerk, tlollvery boy, and even
tho floor walker, uro also entitled
to a merry Christmas.
Old Father Winter has not tho
heart to froeze his farorlte state, Ne
braska, for long at a time.
Tho Turk has been caroless 6f nt tho president and secretary
human life for so long that he. freely jof war havo Pointed out, our work
risks his own In a lost cause. ' llBB onlr l0Bw. for it Is a work of
1 ; dostlny, not of the present only, nnd
The Bee has effectively turned tho, nt to bo subjected to tho test ot
limelight of publicity on moro than' political expediency. Therefore for
one charlatan with n quack nostrum.) tho democrats to sacrifice what this
- ... , .' : 1 'government Is doing to what Sccro-
rhe average man' could live on
lets than he does If ho was utterly
Indifferent as to what his neighbor
u appears mat somubody was
caught with the goods In that deal
to land tho state teachers' convon
tlcn away from Omahn.
President-elect Wilson's plan
dolaylng tho inauguration fete until
April displeases the party that haa
waited sixteen years on the fete.
Miss Kate Barnard advised womenl?" ,F?nc!1 PHtwmn8' "as fa
to refuse marriage until
their rights. Tho norm
tneir rights. Tlio normal womnn
regards, that as her greatest tight.
The Omaha preacher who Is mov
ing downtown to catoh the sinners
must have caught his Master's in
junction about being fishers of men..
Those British auffragettcs mlghtj
profjt from the example of our
American suffragists, who aro
gradually getting the ballot without
Governor Bleaso or South Carolina
says he will go to the sonato when he
completes his second term us gov-
ernor. "Well, the senate Is enduring . prayers In many lands for divine ln
Arkansas Joff Dqyls. j torventlon to restore peaco to Mexico
- - ; should offer a. sublime exhibition of
i uc how iuiiuuiiv.au neuuior irom
Maryland is a millionaire, it is said.
So was tho lato democratic senator
whom he succeeds, according to tho
inventory of his estate.
Half a cent a pound Isn't much,
hut it shows that butter can come
down aa well as go up, Now, let us
seo Jf tlio butter barons aro In earnest
In their, effort to put the price at 30
To the "boss:" Watch your chim
ney, and try to lealize that black
araoko means that 90 per cent of the
energy qf the fuel la wasted. Then
see if you can't make a better ar
rangement in the boiler room.
A correspondent says why Is it
necessary to count the ballots im
mediately after an election; why not
wait until a more convenient time?
For the same reason that Americana
are now rjdlug in ulectrlc street la
stead ot horse cars, and automobiles
Instead of ox carts.
Massachusetts' democratic con
gressmen have agreed to oppose any
tariff reduction affecting shoes. Now
let the southerners follow as to cot
ton .and cotton goods, the westerners
H6 to their wares, and then our
brethren's fun will begin at redeem
ing thlr tarlff.for-revenue-only
i In the Matter of Smoke.
It will he admitted without argu
i nicnt that smoking factory rhlmncys'
arc a Men of Industrial activity. It
) aR0 beyond dispute that any sort
8mok,I,B rhimney Is n nulsahce
to some degree, as well as an ocono-
nilr wnflCr. In these time, when'
Mvnci Is bending Its utmost effort
to the end of securing greater ef-
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rip rnn In nil Inllnpi. nnilna vnr. hit'
. . . . .
gmoklnp chimney Is n positive af
the double purpose of reducing the
volume of smoke Bent out from chim
neys nnd the amount of fuel ton-
niiiueu, eiincr ni wnicn jiurpoflea i
should appeal directly to the dullest.!
In the absence of a smoke-burning
device, the volume of smoke may bo
largely abated by
nrnner flrlnp ofl
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i in; i ui Hin t.-, i ncse lauis are ail HOiutnaha to start
plain that the one conclusion Is In
evitable Illack mnoko pourliiK out
of a chimney Is a sign of wasteful
carelessness rather than of genuine
When the United States went Into
the Philippines it found, Hays Presi
dent Toft, an archipelago containing
twenty-four tribes and races, speak
ing a variety of Innguages, and a
populntidn of which more than 80
per cent were illiterate In nny Ian
gunge. Today more than 500,000
native students are in native schools
holplng the United States In Its un
dertaking or molding the men of the
future into a homogeneous people,
"fit to determine, when tho time ar
rives, their own destiny."
Commercially, astounding develop
ment has hoeu made In the islands
under American rule. Sanitary liv
ing haa gained a pornianent foothold
and the wholo course of life has been
toward enlightenment nnd liberty.
The federal government has recog
nized, "even In official ways, tho Fili
pino ability twherevor shown. For
instance, In the classified civil serv
ice tho 'proportion of Filipinos has
Increused In the last eight years from
51 per cent to 67 per cent, ami today
all the municipal employes, more
than 90 per cent of the provincial
employes and CO per cent of all tho
officials and employes of tho central
government are native Filipinos. Is
the. United States keeping the faith
as to the recognition of merit and
tnry Stimsou calls "lazy self-lnter-eHt"
would, undoubtedly, prove to bo
ono of the most egregious blunders
over committed by a natlrn.
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ine rerill Ot AYlatlOn. ,
Must wo reconstruct all our Ideas
as to the rolntlve danger of aerial
navigation? It would seem that it
embraced a good doal of thn tnr.
Oflreatlnt In mlfllHnn I.. Ha
... . v. . , v, ,, . v. no u), ii ii:iii-
liar hazard. Not so long ago two
aeroplanes collided In luldtvlr with
disastrous results, and a few days
ther goti:.; , ",,,l,'u ,"'wui
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iiii tuo i urnu-uuiKan war. truiy, tno
perils of nviatlon are many and com-
t tltnv T ns. r f nnn.Ml h . .1 ...1 ......
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winds nro by no means all. It bo
comes apparent, therefore, that re
sorting to this means of locomotion
.1,1. .,i.. i. . , .
t uiiiiur iur uivcrniuii, travel or ret'on-
nolterlng, does not absolutely avoid
the dangers pf earthly methods. Tho
Turks, In the meanwhile, have, it
seems, taught their enemies to be on
their guard no leas in tho air than
ou the ground.
Exhibition of Faith.
' The papal decree for simultaneous
faith In God to a world deafened by
tho din of battle, desultory Jn Mox-j
ico, but continuous and terrible on1
the Boaphorus. The Impact upon
the mundane mind can but be Inspir
ing. Why should not tho religious
world seize lttt claims now as did the
apostles of old Perhaps It Is be
cause ot lapses in faith and the fall
tiro to pray that people have come to
need such exhibitions and examples
so much. The Oddly man may find
all tho warrant he seeks for relying
upon prayer, even as to nations and
If my people, which are called by my
name, shall humblu. themselves and pray,
and seek my face and turn from their
wicked ways, then will I hear from
heaven, and will forgive their sin and
will heal their land.
The came God who spoke to Solo
mon then speaks to Madoro now.
And. the Psalmist says:
He makcth wars to cease unto the end
of the earth; Ho breaketh the-bow, and
cutteth the spear In sunder, Uo. burneth
the chariot In fire.
Sometimes the world is impressed,
no doubt, with the little that the
"faithful" make of their faith, there
fore seems to call for such an exhibi
tion aa that that Hhould follow tile
Holy Father's decree.
Subscriptions for the new hotel are rit sa year old. castlebury surprised
coming aloug at a rate that proves ihU eb'ren and grandchildren when l.e
the people or Omaha understand theJ!?,T,,f V"r aro, " hJ ,,n wM:
... io i for jtar and Is a Wealthy retired
valuu of the enterprise.
Iks Day inOmaiia
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wr;j DtC Fill i,i
'(' Id Jl
TJilrty Venn. .ro
Ilia muJi-sM. Ulna Kallkuii. mil uiie
, urder rhaperonage of
ui urr rnmrtmmnmm " . .
. ui (. OlOIiei I. II.
iiiiuixii iimsn. nit.ihA.ini I
eqiislntancts. and spent the time
mis eunuay was a beautiful day oer- '
head, hut the talking was had. j
John CI. Jacobs has moved Into his
tifw and elegant home on Douglas sttcet ;
The friends of William Dolan. of the
firm of Dolan & Langworthy regret tn
hetr that he IS lying danaerouslv 111 ,
with typhoid fever
St. Mary's avenue.
nt his residence on
ii prominent cltlien
f, 1wh0 ft" titty years con
IlllP t All n rranb. .. .
". ..... "w "ry in mat city, is
linn wui fig on .1 ti i-i. ....
unxing sold out his St. fuls establish
ment some months ago.
Dr. P. N. Conn nr. .Hi. , 1 1 n i . ......
bcr of tho firm of Billings Conner nan
a member of the famous Hillsdale crew. '
which went to England last summer to
,row their British cousins,
j Judge K. f. Dundy left for Topeka to
exchange places temporary
Mis. M. Wynmn ot (Jolden, Colo., for-
merly Fannie Whipple, a teacher at
Broiviiell hall, Is the gurt of Mr. and
Mrs. B B, .Sar.eant.
Miss Antoinette Ogden, sister of Hon.
Chailes OHden, returned to her home tn
the sunny south after an extended visit
Twenty Vcms Ac
At a laigely attended meeilng of Chris
tian men and women at the Young Men's
Christian association, the uewVlty mis
sion was placed upon Its ft with
promise of future success, rtov. Di !
Uuiycu presided over tho nieetlne in
which some 300 participated: the tlev.
B. Fay Mills, who was conducting a I
revival here, boosted the enterprise and
Tlev. A. W. Clark, In charge of the work.
outlined Its plans And possibilities. Tho
proposition wAh to secure the old Peo
ple's theater on Douglas atreet, remodel
it and have the mission there. Plans
weie made for the organization and
money end of tho enterprise.
Discussion among business men was
rfo an to a complete reorganlxatlon of
the liorad of Trado and the election or
men to the directory who would give
their tlino tu the work. Thn tcims of
these directors were expiring: Buclld
Martin, James Stephenson. Hugh O.
Clurlt and O. F. Goodman. It was not
known iut that they might all be re
olected and work for the building up of
The little cottage home ot Mr. anu
Mrs, Charles Dohorty. 412 North Four
teenth streot, was filled with happiness,
when in wulked their long-lost and sup
nosedly dead son, John Doherty. who had
been gone for six months. The youth
of u suinmeis ono day suddently con
celvod tho notion he would like to live
the life of a tourist and Instead of proceed
ing to school, left for the wide, wide
world. Having covered it to his heart's
content In the brclf span of six months,
ha roturned. foot-sore, lamn and weary
tind a wee bit hungry, to the parental
roof, where he was received as befits a
Ten Wats .ro
"General" Gooige Washington Bailey,
better known ns "Tee-lfee," the lecturer
Whtl hail ri .i a 1 1 m rl ..... ... t . . ..
...... nw., , mu"h iuu itiuu iur
iwenty-rlve years dlscourslna on China.
!tled suddenly at noon In his room at the
Prexel hotel. He had come In from the
niack Hills for lecture engagements and
wftx slightly III. He had predicted his
death that day and Just Ixifore It oc
curred sent for O. W. Bralnerd, general
missionary of the atata for the Baptists.
Thn general wax t'l. Ilia death was
attributed to heart dlsciue, though It was
said he hud unintentionally taken too
much chloral that niothlng. Ills wife re
sided at Watervllle, Minn.
The Methodists announced the Incor
poration of a church at Benson, with
new John Crews, paster; William If.
Tlndall, JCdward O, Hills, Harvey J.
Grave, laymen of the parish, togethur
with ntiv. J. W, Jennings, presiding elder
of the district, and "ev. D. K. Tlndall as
While here thy met Colonel Clrns tiilan fxn,,nn,lon ' ln'l,5,' f lh' vote Ingood governmont. to pasi
Fr.nnlo Butterfleld and Miss Wralv-ortli 1 the sou,ht'rn w,h" there has;tlcallly disfranchising a ve
all old acqusiiitancfs . .. t bee" "omr ,0"' northern states, as ' tlon of the negro vote. Th!
Charlea p. Southard left for Chicago In ,
response to a message saying his brother,! MmytU to thr Socialists.
Albert B. Southard, who was struck by. a I OMAHA. Dec. 9.-To the Editor Of The
street car, wa not expected to live. 'Bee: My friends, the socialists, have
A dlspatoh from Htoux City ald that taken umbrage at certain statements
DoiiSlos P, Whll'ton was taken suddenly I made by nio concerning their cult In &
ill with A linenHlt'llI ui III UAn.mlM I rifl..n.mlnnl. a.li1ra (1tlv'rei1 n few
hotel, but did nit state whether his con-i
I dltlou was dangerous.
rnatpontng the parade feature of the
presidential Inauguration from March 4
to Aprti 4 depends largely
weather bureau guaranteeing
ton against a tlareback
Miss Madeline Kdlsou, daughter of
Thomas A. Kdlson, Is to become the bride
of John Byre Sloane, son of a neighbor
ing fam(l In South Orange, X. J., a
pupil of Papa Edison, and an Inventor ot
After repeated efforts to, get a body
hold; Old Father Time at last succeeded
In gathering In Justine Maa'son. the fa
mous glontesa of Montreal. Aa Justlno
weighed 780 pounds It Is easy to under
stand why tho man with the scythe had
something of a Job to gat away with It.
,J6hri Campbell, a locomotive engine
man of the Pennsylvania lines west of
f Pittsburgh ami whn fni u nnmk.. t
years pat has run a yard engine at
Pittsburgh, retired frcm his poaltlon on
September 6. after being In the service
f the company continuously for forty
tight years, and he retires with a clear
The sate of the famous Hoe Library
Jut completed In New York netted II,
Sfct.nOOO. Much regret la felt over the dls
perston of a collection ot books of ur.
passing value and quality, representing
tfio labor of a lifetime, Matty rare vol.
units wera purchased by foreign collect
or, but the bulk of th collection went
tp American libraries.
William Caatlobury. W year old, of
Uaitlesvllle. Ok)., and almost blind, will
1 spend hU declining years rocking a biby
to sleep, a daughter having been born to
his wife. Mr. Castlebury, who Is Just
, People Talked About
WHERE THE LOST VOTES ARE
Moit of the Stay-at-Homes in Southern States.
Phl.adeiphla Record (dem ).
Much of the apparent mystery In the
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"iminunor in me reei nt presidential
vote, which shows practically no gain , ,
oer the figures of 1W6. though In the 1
voter. of thri? nen
eara the main '
state and several !
I hundred thousand women have been
auuen to me electorate, a sanoears wnen '
IJ-; n inv lUJfl III HUI IIIC1 II niH IW, liUIl li Wit' (ICftjlV ,u,r' iisin "u
compared with 1S. It Is below Mason solidly republican, and Its disappearance
. utiri lllrAii' line .ha .h m&rrtt tm (A'ha. IW, hut tfL'!fnn nf a nartv flir
be found of what has proved a pustln the G O. P., principal!) made up of
to many the upparent failure of the white men Interested In securing federal
rotlng strength of tin country to keep jobs. With the vanishing of a powerful
pace with the tremendous increae in opposition, which existed In a numbei
population In the last twenty years. 0f thefe elites In 18Stf, the demociatic
Through the ab'ence of any effective vote has gradually decreased until now
opposition in the southern states the the number of such voters who go to
vote there has fallen away to a degree the polls Is scarcely moie than enough
that Is both surprlilng and lamentable. ' 0 make sure the carrying of the state
This Is inciKt strikingly brought out in it Is surprising, for Instance, to dls
the table below, where the presldental 'cftvsr that in Texas, uhlcli Is one of the
vote of some of the southern states Is fve largest states In the union, and i
given for 1S9S and 1312. In order to) where In IMG the democrats polled over
whnw what the normal vote of these 370.OO) votes, their sttcngth this yeai
states khould be the returns for those dropped off to 221,433. If one may Judge '
year m'e given of several northern m!;(rom Missouri's vote Texas, a larger I
wes,''rn uts havlnr the same, ornate, should have polled this month!
neall ,lie ,ame' "mnher of ,e(:loral , nearly TM.000 votes. Instead of that a!
ami mciriuir ucibuik lur. j.iiihu.
Influence In the choice of a president. 1
The sipte, of mlnoi1 presidential nandl-
date?, such as Debs and Chftfln. are ex-
clud.d In computing the total
T t 1 EI c'toral '
j , ,st"'
Presidential Vote. Votea. lnc wnere me, very large part 01 me loss
18S6 1P1S 1912. of votea has occurred. The remedy for
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154 3il 1'4) "2 ui.ufciii riuij, anu iiiui. iafc ,11.1,
.....329.710 KO.Ml liithe southern states themselves.
lie Bee's LeHi
SILVER C'UEKK, Neb.. Dec. ". To the
Kdltor of The Bee 1 notice the expres- but was adopted for campaign and prep
aid! of John O. Ylescr, A. C. Kpperson ' nanda. purposes. Here is a wample of
and others, relative to the reorganlza- 1 tno reasoning of thoso who favored It.
Hon of tho republican party. Mr. Yelser
proposes to reorganize by calling Colonel
lloosovelt to lead the party. As a re
publican, Colonel ltooAovclt's popularity
)nd Influence were very great, and his
friends and admnlrers were legion, I
among them, but his actions, from the
time he responded to the call of the
"seven little governors" (who by the way
have all been effectually and perma
nently disposed of), have reduced his
popularity and Influence to uu unknown
quantity. It certainly is not and can
never again reach the zenith from which
It has fallen.
Thut President Taft was fairly, hon
estly and honorably nominated at Chi
cago every unprejudiced, falrmiiided man
will admit and If Colonel noosevelt
had continued his allegiance to the party
and Its nominee, exerting his ability and
Influence to correct, within the party,
any errors that might and must appear
at times In all parties, which at best, are
controlled only by final minds, the party
would have gone on Its wise and pro
Iiresslve course In the future as It ha
done fpr the past fifty years, bringing
peace, prosperity and happiness to the
millions of people, who reside In this
But instead of submitting to the time
. . . '
honored custom and precedents of the
delegated power of tho republican party
In convention assembled, he conceitedly
believed that IiIh popularity was so great
that he had only to unnounce himself a
candidate before the people- and they, re
publicans and democrats alike, would fall
over themselves to do him honor and
HWeep away nil opposition.
The republican party Is already organ
ized. It has never lost Its organisation,
It will continue to do business at the
old stand and be the party of progress,
th party of tho people, the party nt
great principles and high Ideals, and
those gentlemen, who so pieclpltalely left
It to follow uninterpreted visions. In
the hope that they might fall Into a
bed of pie ot some kind, but who only
fell Into a deep dark pit, can now
scramble out, don the proper uniform, re
turn to the ranks of the republican party,
which still lives, and fight In the future
to rebuild what. their past folly haa tem
poral ily disabled. They are not the
ones to reorganize It.
W. C. ROBINSON.
evenings ago before the Alumni Assoelu-
tlon of t'relghton University, and. In con
1 sequence, they have posted my name on
' their billboard, have written about me In
j the publln prtss, and have Invited in to
debate socialism with a gentleman se
' lected by them. I declined the invitation
because I had neither the time nor the
; Inclination to engage In either platform
0r newspaper controversy-regarding both
j aa fruitless. Nevertheless. 1 am unwilling
jt should npnear, as might be Inferred
from communications to the press by
these gentlemen, that I have withdrawn
or modified in the least anything mured
by me before the alumni. Therefore, with
your permission. I will state In th
briefest possible form some of the
grounds of my opposition to aoclallsm.
First Its tendency. If .not Its necessary
effect. Is antl-rellgtous. Cart Marx., who
may be aatd to be the founder of the
philosophy of socialism, wrote that re
ligion is "A fantastic degradation of
hUmau nature the oilum. of th
Bugles. In his "Origin of the Family,"
pages 91-P), says: "Three great obstacles
block the path of rcrorm-prlvate prop
erty, religion and the present form of
Bax, the renowned Kugllsh socialist and
author, In his book, "Outlook from a
New Standpoint." pages IH-1&. contends:
'There are few points on which the ad
vanced radicals and socialists are more
completely In accord than their' thort.
leal hostility to the modern legal mono
gamlo marriage. To llv In a
state of unlegalized marriage defileth not
a man nor r woman etlher."
Congressman Bergtr said. August IX
UU: "It Is characteristic of the Roman
churth that It keeps the masses In Ig
norance and bigotry and thus In sub
mission to the ruling chtss,"
Mores Barltz, official organiser of the
soctal'st party and recently operating In
Canada, declared In a letter P the To
ronto Globe. August 10, that "The social.
1st cannot believe -In any supernatural
If they do they are not socialist.
The church will find In u tblr
If more of this kind Ik- needed, con-
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It Is hardly necessary to explain that
In many of the southern states It has
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ncen touna essential, in inn wuinit
pass laws prac.
ery large por-
inne over 275,000 were cait. Here alone .
1 a i0M of nearij. goo.coo votes. Virginia"
vote makes an equally poor showing I
wtien compared with states of about the j
Hanie h., Minnesota and Iowa. The fig-
W wl" be found Interesting as show- j
suit "Appeal to Reason. "
"The Menace," etc.
The Call." j
' 1 am aware that In the socialist na-
tlonal convention In Chicago declared the ,
, paity "Is not concerned with matters of
religion," but the declaration was carried
by a majority of only one. and after a '
debate which tends strongly to show that 1
the declaration do?a not represent the
t''u sentiment of those who prevailed,
taken from the official record: ,
"The fact, ' said Mr. HMIqult of thr .
Chicago Dally Socialist, "that Comrade
Ivwln haa " come to the position I
of Mil agnostic and that 'J9 per cent of us i
have lander! In the same spot, does not
make socialism asnOHtlc."
Perhaps not, but It comes dangerously j
near It. !
f do not say that a man cannot be a I
socialist without accepting those and like
principles, but 1 do nay that It is most mi- I
fortunate for the men who desire to pre
serve In all Its vigor their religious belief
and remain a socialist, that a great pan
of the literature and a large number o'
the leaders of socialism are saturated j
with tho poison of Iriellglon. Whcie j
there Is so much pollution there must oe '
many deaths. ,
Second It Is impracticable. The ultl- j
mate object of aoclallsm. according to its ,
Indianapolis platform. Is the co-operative i
commonwealth. This means that land, 1
factoiles, railroads, bakeries; In a word '
everything capable of producing wealth,
Is to become the property of the state
that every man who owns property cap
able of producing wealth shall surrender
It to the state on the promise that he
will be taken car of by the state. "Tha
day will ntver come, In my Judgment,
when men will do that.
Ti I it..
But assume for the moment that It has
oome. and that the co-operative common
wealth is under way, will It not nood
men to direct it, lawa to govern it, Courts
to Interpret the laws, and executives to
enforce them, and will there not be tho
aanie Incompetency, Injustice and graft,
the same ambitions, as now? Yes, un
less men bfcome angels at the same time
they become socialists.
Thlrd-lt is unpatriotic, because It
teaches that our present Instltutlone-our
oourts, our tegUIatura, our oxeoutivrr.
aie unjust and unworthy of support and !
should be overturned and socialism sub- 1
stltuted. This tends to destroy respeut j
fpr law, produces uniest and leads to ;
publlo dlsordtr. 1
Fourth It Is unfair to the laboring
men generally. In that it holds out to
them hopes impossible of realisation,
while It takes their attention and their
energies away from meafis and measures
which if pursued by them under our
present system Intelligently and vigor
ously would brine about the correction of
numerous evils, if they find the constitu
tion, national or state. In their way. as
no doubt they would, chance it. The
task would be far easier than establish
ing socialism. Whatever there is of good
in the socialist program, and there Is
considerable, wn be taken care of under
the existing system, free from the con
taminations with which socialism sur
rounds it. The laboring man has much
cause for complaint; he Is the victim of
many injustices. ro man sympathises
more than 1 with any wise and well
directed effort for his relltr, but I oppose
socialism because It has nothing In it I
that will lighten the burden of those who
are 'leavlly laden, because It Is a false
prophet and tends chiefly to evil.
C. J. SMYTH
STATE PRESS ON POLITICS.
Kearney Hub: John O. Telsr of
ha. orlrlnal Rull Vnm.r In K,hr.,v.
'asks the colonel to get back Into the
republican ranks. Nearly all of the herd
I want to get back. I
Tork Times: "Brother Charley ' Is
ambitious It seems to sit In the cabinet
of tho new president. It would be handy
to hav him near to tell what William J.
Central City Nonpareil: A headline in
The Bee asks. "What Will Woodrow
Wilson do With Mr. Bryan?" That que,
tlon is not half so pertinent as this on:
What Witt Mr. w. J. Bryan Do With
Hastings Tribune: Now that John O.
Telser, th originator of the bull moose
movement In Nebraska, haa advised
Colonel Roosevtlt to get back Into the
republican party It Is high time that the
hatchet be hurled.
Albion News: Nebraska haa doubled the
pay of our members of the legislature,
We shall expect the efficiency of the
service tendered to Increase in the same
proportion. Tn dollars pr day should
Insure the conscientious and undivided ef
forts of our legislators during the time
the legislature Is tn stsslon.
Falls City Journal: Falls City Is now
on the map, Many office seeker ire i
consulting 1 1 mo tables and counting cit .
railroad fare to get a chance at Go- '
urnor-elett Morehead. He doea not ay- i
pear to be as Interested In their H'i
;as they would like him to be A one-
tenn governor can do about as he please
'and take a much tim aa he wishes In
J dealing out the official pie,
Urubblns You're losing your hnlr I
mighty fast, old man. What Ik the cau.o .
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riounder No matrimonial! Judge.
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FOOLISHNESS OF FOOLS.
8. E. Klser In Record-Herald,
There are old fools and young fools, and
poor fools mid rich:
There's the fool who leer up at you
There's the fool who's busy paying an
absurd election bet.
There's the fool who pride has caused
him to ro deenlv Into debt:
. .,. i' ..... f.,i fi .nffarlnr
A"d you II always find fools suffering
mjllnr wnprn vnll nri.
I . 1 ? - . 1. . . . 1 . . . AL .lit tt.A.. r,n
rled It too far.
Theie are he fools and she
black fools and white:
There's the fool who scares the children
when they go to bed at night:
There's the fool who screecheR "Firo"'
and stampedes the frightened crowd.
There's the fool who tips you over and
In consequence Is proud.
And you'll alwayr find fools bandaged up.
no matter where you are,
Because they kept on fooling till they
carried It too far.
There are small fools and big foots, am!
high fools and low, ;
There's the fool who, when you suffer,
comes to say: "I told you so!"
There's the fool who thinks It funny when
he points a rusty gun.
There ale fools who start false rumors
nnd believe It to be fun.
And you'll always see fools' funerals, no
matter where you are,
Because thej kept on fooling till they car
ried It too far.
On those bitter cold morn
ings when the house is chilly
all over (perhaps the fur
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