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It ia already more than proven that this organization is doing ex
cellent work in the development of home production in the State
and no town in the state has developed its manufacturing business
more in the last six years than Nebraska City.
An Omaha paper last week dilated at some length upon the fact
that crime was greatly on the decrease in that city and yet this same
paper recorded a record of one shooting scrape, three assaults, two
cases of wife beating, one case of abuction and at least a dozen
minor offenses not including the every day record of plain druuks,
the records of the protected gambling houses in that city and the
stone front castles that make up the protected streets of the city
given entirely over to the fallen women who find in Omaha a place
of permanent habitation. It is a matter of congratulation that
Omaha is lessening its volume of crime but there is room for the
good work to go on.
The latest political rumor to come down from the metropolis is to
the effect that Mr. Rosewater has concluded that the republicans
will ignore his recommendations and nominate lorn Majors in which
event rumor goes on to state that Mr. Rosewater has expressed a
desire to be made himself a republican candidate by petition in which
event he is confident that he could carry several counties in the state.
The State band benefit given by the Lincoln base ball club last
week was an entire success financially and has gone far toward mak
ing the solidity of the band assured. The mustering in of the band
as the second regiment band in the Nebraska National guards is yet
another step in the right direction and there is every evidence that
the people of Lincoln, generally, are going to see to it that
the best band in the state shall remain a permanent organization
for the capital city.
Again is this community regaled with a war between the water
department and the mayor and the string of vetoes is being reeled
off again. The water commissioner called for extra help and the
council heard and responded to the call and appointed W. C. Lane
as collector in the office, to all this the mayor interposes his veto.
A profitable question for all parties to ask in this connection is if
in all city departments the pay roll cannot be curtailed during the
coming six months. There are over-laps in practically every fund
already anu it is two months yet before the new levy becomes avail
able. Is there a department in this city but what could b9 safely
acted upon by the pruning knife of economy? Some of the council
who uphold the veto of the collector in the water department assert
that there are two tappers doing practically nothing but
drawing their salaries and that one of them might do the collecting
and then not be in danger of sun stroke from over work.
It is only a short time since the city voted a hundred thousand
dollars to take up floating indebtedness. Would it not be wise for
both the mayor and council to cease bickering over one little office
and enter upon a work of reducing the salary list in all departments
instead of building up a debt or future refunding?
Editor Coukies: I notice that Student did not like your
remarks on Doctor Holmes performance at Crete. I heard the
doctor lecture there on Monday the 9th; and endorse every
word you said in regard to that gentleman and his views.
He poses as a friend of the laboring man, and by that means
gets the sympathy of many well meaning people. He had noth-
is, he is destruc-
meeting on the
ing to offer for the benefit of labor in that lecture, The gist of
his theme was denunciation of the capitalist as a robber bent on
reducing the income of the laborer, that he might enrich himself.
Now whatever hurts capital hurts labor, and visa versa, and the
man who creates hostility between those two classes, is not the
friend, but the enemy of labor, the more bo if he argues from
false premises, as did Dr. Holmes. Some good and able, friends of
labor, believing that the system is perhaps wrong, have advocated
profit sharing, and co-operation as a solution of the problem, and
they have been tried in England and in some of the states with
good results, and are growing in favor.
The difference between Dr. Holmes and those
tive and they are constructive. At the quiz
afternoon of the same day, his reply to the
were neither clear, frank or intelligent. When asked if he sym
pathized with the Chicago strikers, who were destroyiug proper
ty, stopping travel and business, causing Buffering and loss of
life. 'I pray for them every day." His prayers were for the
criminals who were violating law, not for the innocent victims
of their outrages. When informed that such talk as his was what
led to strikes and anarchy, and waa responsible in France for
the assassination of Carnot. He replied that the reason Carnot
was killed was because he wanted things to remain as they were.
This answer betrayed the man; it was such a speech as Santo
might have made. Carnot, who did so much to solidify the Freneh
Republic, and gave his people a noble and peaceful rule, appre
ciated by the French masses and honored by every European na
tion, according to Dr. Holmes' anarchistic theory, was only a man
who wanted things to remain as they were. That was enough of
Dr. Holmes for me. Is it not sad to see ministers and college pro
fessors applaud such rot, and the managers of the Chautauqua as
sembly hiring such a man? Let us hope that this folly is only a
transitory fad among some educators, or what could we hope of
good . citizenship from our universities.
"Papa, I love Reginald, and I will marry him. Nothing yon
"Very well, if you want to marry without my consent, you can
try living on his salary.''
"Papa! You shall consent! If you don't I'll I'll -strike. I'll do
my piano practice at 6 in the morning, and I'll tell ma about
those poker chips I found, and 111"
"Hold on, Sis. hold on. Can't we can't we arbitrate this
DURING THE STRIKE.
"My darling,'" he said, "I have brought you a present as a token
of my love. Can you guess what it is?"
"A diamond ring?" said Mabel.
"No love," said the young man, as he produced a large dark
object from his coat pocket and held it before her glistening
"Better than that it is a potato!"
Dr. L. W. Edwards has re-located at rooms 90 and 91, Burr block
Office hours: 9 a. m. to 1 p. m., 2 p. m. to 5 p. m. and 7 p. m. to 9 p. m.
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