Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 18, 1914, Page 4, Image 4
THE BEFi.- OMAHA. TUESDAY AUGUST 18. 1314. THE OMAHA DAILY DEE FOUNDED BT EDWARD ROSEWATER. VICTOR ROSEWATER. EDITOR. The Bee Publishing; Company, Proprietor. PER BUILDING. FARNAM AND PEVF.NTEENTH. Fntered at Omaha postoffloe aa eecond-rlaaa matter. TERM 8 Of 8UB9CRIPTION. Hy carrier Fy mall per month, per year. imttr and Sunday v M ) Tallv without Sunday....' f 4 09 yenlng end Sunday no Evening without Sunday 00 Punday Boo only c.; Fend notice of change of addrese or complaints of Irregularity la delivery to Omaha Bee, Circulation leperlsnnt. ' REMITTANCE. Remit br draft express or poatal order. ' ' Only two rent stamps received In payment of am all a counts. Personal cheoke, except on Omaha and eaatern exchange, pot accepted. offices. Omaha Tha Be Rulldlnit. ftouth Omaha 1S N at reft. Council Bluffs 14 North Main atreet. Lincoln M Little Rulldlng. Chicago Ml Hearst Building. New Terk Room 11W, t Fifth avenue. Ft. liuleSnj New Bank of Commerce. Washington ; Fourteenth Bt.. N. W. CORRESPONDENCE). Address rommunlcatlona reletlng to news and edi torial matter to Omaha Bee, Editorial Department. JULY CIRCULATION. 52,328 te of Neonates, County of Douglsa, a. Pwlnht Williams, circulation manager of The Bea Publishing enmpaay, being duly (worn, aaya that the average dally circulation fur the month of July, 10141. was tI.S. DWIOHT WILLIAMS. Circulation Mansger. Duherrlhed In my prraenca and (worn to before roe, tbla 4th day of August. 1114. . ROBERT HUNTER. Notary Publlo. Subscribers leaving ttie city temporarily aboftid have The Bee malted to them. Ad dree will be changed aa often aa requested. Emssh the Fontenelle elate. Today ! the day (or the voting. Ia the battle of the ballots let every patriot do his duty. Looks at If those war maps would have to be enlarged. What's the prohibition of the law to a vote chasing candidate, anyway T The allied forces continue to shell Omaha's esteemed ball team "eurnp'ln fierce." Note how the superiority of The Bee's special war news service stands out In bold relief. The south considers Itself all wool and a yard wide when It comes to the cotton question. Ia the midst of it all, however, one cannot kelp rejoicing at the thinning out of the dandelions. la Europe the "cost of dying" problem has suddenly taken precedence over the '"cost of living." Ia the possible event of German victory, lit tle) Japan might have occasion for regret at but ting la. v Tested by experience, democratic platforms are about as binding as the average treaty, and bo more so. Aa rule Nebraska election returns move about ai slowly as does the Russian army. So don't be Impatient. Nov for enforced withdrawal of all those earplug candidates la excess of one for each office on each ticket. "What has ChrlsUan!tjrto gay T" asks the Denver News. Well, since Japan 1s Into It, It might exclaim, "Why do the heathen rage?" l. ,., ', ig Yes, but will any of those high-salaried Water board employes let loose of the publio teat If they are nominated for some other officer It Is our opinion that war bread a mora Ilea In one month than fishing- evar has in a pentury. Houston Post. Yes, and suckers, too. Neutrality between the great warring powers of Europe is evidently something quite different from neutrality between the little federals and the bandit rebels of Mexico. "Wake up, America," thunders a Hearst pa per. If America has been asleep, what, pray, baa this battery of Journalistic monitors been about? Joe Bailey of Texas evinces a deatra to re turn to the senate, presumably in the belief that he may be able to catch folks off their guard with their minds absorbed in the war. Bt Louis is about to select a new water com missioner under the terms of Its recently adopted charter. Now, what if fit. Louis should steal ours away from us by tempting him with a bigger salary? Two hundred First ward property ownere held aa India-nation meet ln at Turner hall to protest against rata In aaaeeemeuta over the f Is urea returned by the aaaeaaor. William Poll. Charlea Bran ilea pre alded and O. R. Nelson acted aa secretary. C. Blr kett reported a legal opinion obtained from Judaa Lake, who explained It In per eon. Others expressing inaignauoa were ateaara Jvoutitse, Rush, Boyd end Baker. During tba severe alarm llshtnlnf struck 8t Mary's Avenue Cong relational church, but without serious saraage. George Cenfield la to et back In the hotel bual neas. Ha will reopen tba old eantleld ho uee with the assistance of J. B. Mulvlhlll aa manaser. and will alae open the Union Btock Tarda hotal at South Omaha, tinder the management of F. D. Tales. Mrs. Fred Eogle la horn after a vtmt la the east M r. B. B. Barnett and Mrs. Alexander of Dm Moines ware guaets aver Sunday of Raw. and Mrs. Dotwaller, leaving today for Denver. A telegram reports that the Unloa paclfice woa the kjo aver tba St. Louie Vnlona, I to I, and pro ceeded to Evanavllle, where they will contest with the Hooelera Mexican war veterans elected Philip Dura to attend the national reunion of Mexican war vetaiacs to ba -e!d at tH. Luuia. Japan's Ultimatum. Japan's ultimatum to Germany ordering Its withdrawal from far eaatern waters and evac uation of Its little colony In China at Klao-Chou puts tbe mikado In the light of seizing the first opportunity of getting into tbe war. This ac tion Is based on what some experts consider a strained construction of its treaty alliance with Britain, and yet we may be sure that Japan is actuated by more far-reaching and selfish pur poses, ultimately the extension of its mainland. According to report, tbe allies have entrusted to Japan the task of clearing tbe east of Germans, to accomplish which Japan hopes to take over half a doien Islands la addition to Klao-Chon held by Germany and the United States, in cluding our Islands of Guam and Samoa. The plan also calls for the selxure of the Carolina Islands to the esst of the Philippine archipelago, which would help Japan to control an approach to our chief possessions In the Pacific. Our government will continue, of course, to exert every effort possible to remain at peace with Japan or every other power involved in the war, nevertheless it is worth noting that our great and good friend in the east Is not doing as much to keep on good terms with us. The land question Is still unsettled, much to Japan's annoyance, although the United States Is saying little. We have, reports say, even resolved not to protest In behalf of China's neutrality. War for aggrandizement to us Is unthinkable, but our national honor never goes begging. If Japan looks far enough Into the future to see the rival ambitions which its course may arouse in Russia, and even England, to say nothing of results In the event of Germany's triumph, surely It will realfee that It is to Its Interest to avoid complications with us. The Duty of the Voter. It ought not to be necessary on the advent of each election to admonish the voter to exer cise bis right of suffrage. It Is proved by ex perience, however, that without being drummed up or driven to the polls not one-fourth of those entitled to vote turn out, and that, with all the extraordinary effort, rarely do more than one half participate in the primary aa compared with the number who come out to the regular election. The business of government Is every body's business, and at the ballot box each voter counts one regardless of his occupation, posses sions or station in life. The ballot box Is one place where all are on the same level. The stay-at-home voter is self-disfranchised, and, barring exceptional cases, has no valid excuse for shirk ing his duty as a citlsen. Buying Foreign Ships. The purchase by Americans of German steamships for transfer to American registry should be considered as nothing more than a business transaction. One of the owners of the Vsterland, the largest steamer afloat, together with the other German vessels, ia response to an, inquiry Is quoted as saying: "As the war has forced all our fleet Into temporary idleness, and as we now have In American waters steamers worth more than $20,000,000. bona fide offers for the purchase of them are being considered." While changing registry merely to get neu trality privileges might give basis for grievance to some of our European neighbors, the outright purchase of ships constitutes no such, cause and comes within the scope of neutrality. Even England, which Is said to be much exercised over these reported negotiations, admits that much. The United States is doing its best to preserve the peace and safeguard the, diplomatic rights of the various nations at war, but it has some rights of Its own and must not be expected to waive them under the circumstances. ". Overworking the Letterbox. Ingenious devices resorted to for the purpose of working the newspapers for free publicity for vote-chasing of f Ice-eeekors Is general, and not local: Here is the protest against this at tempted abuse uttered by. the Lincoln Journal: No newspaper could publish all the communica tions laudatory of candidates " received. The malls Just before an important primary are burdened with them. When ona la published every letter-writing friend of a candidate seta buey and the next day the editorial desk Is flooded. Press i bureau . suggestions are found In plenty In soma of the material received. Soma of tha letters are genuine tributes to a candi dal a' a worth from real friends, but a large number of them bear reaemblanoa to carbon copies. The Bee has been Inundated for the last sev eral weeks, as has doubtless every other news paper of large circulation 1a Nebraska, with, let ters boosting favorite candidates in the primaries for which we hare beea unable to give free space for the obvious reason that to do so and treat all alike would require columns and columns needed for news to which the readers are entitled. Registration and Population. Compilation of the official figures gives tha total number of registered voters la Omaha and South Omaha aa I8.TS8. Assuming that the number of unregistered voters Is equal to 10 per cent, and that the men possessing voting qual ifications constitute one In five of the Inhabi tants, the estimated population of Omaha and South Omaha would be 168.830. It is our guess that If we bad an actual count this would prove to be not far from correct. Those Conereisional Fences. t To congressmen unable to get their fences in hog-tight order before the November snows fly. war will be all that Sherman found It If It serves to prolong the session much beyond the present. And yet broken or even missing rails might be overlooked It the folks at home knew that their hard-working representatives were too busy saw ing wood at Washington to come home and re pair them. Some of the most industrious members hsve already put in a few good licks up and down their fields, but unless they were fortunate enough to win out at the primaries the work counts for naught, and even if they won, most of It will have to be done over again. This fence-bulldlng is. after all, about the biggest Job a congressman has to do. Holding down a seat la the house, or even tbe senate. Is child's play nowadays as compared with the skill and strategy required la landing a nomination and then an election. And anybody who thinks that the average congressman does not know that la being badly misled by his thoughts. Only fifty odd crossmarks for the Intelligent voter to make to utilise his who's right of auf frage ia our Douglas county primary. But there will be more yet la the November election. Our Collapsing "Modern" Culture T mUY. ABOTK XVX.T. Paator of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Bo wa wre to lle and ace a period of history tlose. a now era bourn, Mood and tcar-stsined, mm deroua and swesome, yet truly a new era. Tha sreat commercial end Industrial century ends by cloning the boureea of the World stupendous Irony of existence, or how? Alt the mra dreams of "modernism. " the proudly announced world-peace, tha "brotherhood of man." humanism Incarnate, auper-cutture, aclentlflc organ isation of human life, tha wlll-worshlpplng ' superman and auperwoman." tha race-withering 'femlnlam," philosophers that out-manklnded mankind and literary esthetea that gorgeously aucked all tba marrow out of total Ufa. In a night It all collapaea: Gorgeoua Irony! I remember tha masterly demonstration of President Jordan of California before our city's Commercial club tha commercial and every other kind of Impoaal blllty of a great Europf an war. 1 thought at the time as I weighed his "modernistic" arguments: Master mind of contemporaneous thought, you have forgotten to reckon with the chief factor In the problem, namely, the perversa human heart. And lie had! It must seem to him and all other pacificists a bitter dlsillu skinment of their optimistic world view. Once sgaln, aa through time's mlllenlums, sounds the cry of the Kingdom of God: Bin Is a people's de struction. "Without God In the World." arain It la shown to be "without hope In tha world." Tha bald materialism of tha eighties and nineties, softened an l corrupted Into the neurotic "superman" culture of the last decade. Tha old giant nations of tha earth have had Internal spasms of fearsome unrest long. long. The "superman" cries of tha late German philosopher. Nletsscha, and of the army of Nletsache agents, Rtraues In music, Ellen Key In feminism for Instance, have really beeft paroxysms of the soul-life, not sim ply expressions of life. In fact, there has bean such rich expressing of a Ufa that was furiously wished, but not owned. Men cried "Peace, peace," though there was no peace. Once again the eternal truth of tha Church and Its Word of God lives forth, that with out God, men's ways and men's culture perish. Where are now tha little silly fancies of tha Bemhard Shaws, tha cTtrlndbergs, the Brandos, the Nletasches, tha Haackels, tha Maoterlfncks, tha wild men and tha wild women of feminism, these lcadors of a corrupted civ I II sat Ion and culture that defied God so long, but now no longer! Tha wonderful literature, music, educa tion, science, philosophy, social dreams of peace and brotherhood, pleasure organised Into system, commer cial prowess In mighty Mammon worship, the ''grest est century; of human history?" Oh, our heart woutd break as wa sea this "broken reed" of humsn de pendence on humans pierce tha hand that has leaned on It as a stay perpetual! Tha culture-drunk and selt tfrunk age in a day waxes undeceived and disillusioned, maddened with disappointment, paralysed In fear, grim, bloody. Inhuman, tiger-Ilka in purposes. Tha great and grand "superman' era of history neurotically and then ferociously eollapsee into tha long-dreaded world war." We turn from tha Church of Christ and ask tha sceptics and eulturiats: Where now are your tod? And wa hear Elijah on tha breese-swept heights of the Carmel of "modern" culture taunting the Baal 1 tea of tha twentieth century: "Cry louder, cry louder," for Baal may perchance ba asleep, on a Journey, or too busy I Wars must come whan nations begin to forget their Clod. No culture saves from that. Wars always came when Iniquity was ripe. If arguments of peace fail, arguments of chastisement may not. The French era of tha eighteenth century. In vital aspects so akin to ours, refused the eternal. Tha Napoleonic age followed and seised upon tha hearts of natlona, wringing earnestness from them who had been giddy toward tha eternal. The present collapsing era had dinned Its denials Into the ears of tha world with deafening roars. Cultured Immorality preyed on tha world literature thla last decade and was the faahlon of tha day. Neurotic, spasm-like. wilful heedlessness carried tha masses en bodily. And now tha voice of the Mighty of Nationa speaks in chastlsemente. For tha cultured idolatere of the age may taunt God's goodness. . His lash will not taunt What a sorry anachronism, what out-of-date expector ation Is not now tha eraaaoulated speech Of Oscar Wilde ("Balome"), Bemhard Bhaw. and tha rest of ths loud "superman", tribe! M "World peace" wtlhout God peace, truly the din of battle on the broad fields of Europe la the Ironic reply, In massive historical developments, to man's vain Im aglnlnga. When God withdraws His hand from a God- forgotten era, It totters, and reels, and falls. Col lapsing "modern" culture marvel that ltdld not col lapse before! Tha Inner parts of tha structure were alarmingly decayed, glorious aa many forms of "mod ern" culture were. But It Is the heart bark of culture that after all Is the worthfMl and abiding thing. If It ba corrupted, tha culture Itself is little worth. This era falls "and the fall of that house was great." n the worda of our Lord's parable. The most cultured nations and tha more barbarous make "ententes" with grewsome harmony of action, England combining with Russia, for Instance! Instead of tha natural alliances, say, of the Germanio natlona of Europe, wa have a bastard combination and resultant brutal hor rors. Be collapses tha glory of "modern culture." The Idolatry of "modern" culture had grown suc cessfully defiant toward all Christian truth. 80 the sceptics undermined faith In Ood. The atheists taunted sad scorned. Tbe materialists built worldly towers of Babel. The effete eulturiats gorged them- selves with the hooey of progress. la philosophy, ia art, in literature and education. In religious teaching, la ideas of home and marriage, sea and love, la all forms of life the elegant scorn of Christian truth lifts i Its cracked, Voltalra-llke voloe and laughed Ita oold laugh. When man's hearts are taught cultured blasphemy, a thing "modern" culture haa been guilty of for soon a generation, then culture Itself at last turns men into tiger a "There Is nothing crueller than culture," a German haa wall said. The era of Voltaire and Thomas Paine before the French revolu tion and the oommarrlal "superman' era now closing and collapsing through the Buropean struggle, were both of them eras of culture-Idolatry. They prepared directly for national horrors. Culture alone makes men cryel. Culture without saving faith In Ood matures the spirit of ferocity in man. Once more the earnest preaching of God's word has baea gigantically demonstrated aa truth. Once mote the Christian and Biblical view of human Ufa anl national exlstenoe la evidentially proven. Onoe more scepticism, overeulture, idolatry of man's power and progress, and worship before the shrine of the human heart crumble. They never failed to do so In all periods of over-ripe self-dependence. The scriptural Okurrh of Christ baa majestically proclaimed thla all along, la all ages of human history the culture idolatry and Idolatry of progress became the prelude to Inhuman devastations. Cultured man became a butcher. Nothing la mora cruet than mere culture. Ged help thla collapsing era of human history sad lead out of ' the wreckage of culture-worship and self-worship. The need ia to bend the heart before tha etetrmeJ Ood and His Christ. Evaa this awesome collapse of modern culture will by the Ood of Hlatory be forced to serve some final purpose of world rule, world Ufa and world hope. With the optimism of Cbrlatiaa hope, wa can be as sured that the present or lata csn not end ealy la the chaalaament at culture Idolatry. It will 0 Its part be obliged to aid God's bigger and ulterior plaaa. Not to believe that were tragic paselmlam. But Chriatlaa faith la not pessimistic. Its last word Is hope, heps la accordance with the dear teaching of ike eternal word sX Ood. Brief aoatrfbatieaei ea ktmal toptoaraiius. Tbe W sissaiss ae s-eapoaslMUty epialewa ed 001 lose deaf. An totten e-ab-Jeet to eo tWa by adltaw. Women Meld the Key. OMAHA. Aug. 17,-To the Editor of The Bee: Dr. Hans Huldrlksen criticises women for being Interested In pugilism and suggests thst women confine their activities to housework and to bearing children. Describing a prise fight he says there were present "maids and matrons who should hsve been attending to their duties." Men are willing that women should stsy at home, to the end, that when the lord of the house returns he may find everything arranged for his comfort. Dr. Huldrlksen aaya, "The Roman matron who would not take up the arduous duties or raising a family to fight the battlea of Rome." Raising sons for war! Ia not that a nice occupation? Those who profit by war are willing women should devote their lives to raising soldiers. . If all women were economically free they could prevent all wars by refusing to bear children. The free woman of the future will hold tha peace of the world In the hollow of her hand. Whether the free woman bears children or not will depend upjn whether the potential mother be lieves the future has for her child a life worth living. VIOLA KAUFMAN. A floelallst'e rrmf Flaa. OMAHA. Aug, 17,-To the Editor of The Bee: I suggest the following plan for stopping this real hell now going on In Europe: First Bet aside neutral territory, pre ferably on the seacoast of each cf tha warring coun trios, old men and other non- women, children, old men and other non- contestants at these points. Setond. Tha Red.Crosa Society of the World take charge of these peaceful soncs and the neutrality ba guaranteed by the nations at peace. Third. The nations at peace to ahow their humanity must feed, clothe and shelter these noncontestants and charge asms to the nation wnose-noncontestanta were assisted. Fourth. Under no conditions shall we allow one ounce of food, clothing or any thing else to go to a soldier or their masters. Fifth. No fighting within one hundred miles of these sones allowed. Sixth. No peace treaties to be com plete without the provision to pay off the debt Incurred through the feeding clothing and sheltering the women, chil dren and other noncontestants. JESSE T. BRILLHART. 61 Pacific street. Tolstoy's Prophecy and A aether. OMAHA, Aug., 17,-To. the Editor of The Bee: The publication in The Bee of a prophecy by Tolstoy brings to mind some remarkable statements made In a book published In 18&9 by Charlea Taj a Russell, In which he gave it aa his opinion from a close study of Bible chronology and prophecy that a great time of trouble would suddenly start In 1914 and It would eome without any warn ing and would be world-wide. The gentleman seems to have made a pretty close guess. It would be the greatest time of trouble ever known, It would be world-wide; It would come aud- denly; and In 1914. Since he haa seemed to hit it on these, points. It will make the war news more" Interesting if we keep in mind some other particulars ho mentions, to see If he Is s good prophet The trouble would end In the destruction of all nations; all civil and ecclesiastical systems would be destroyed; and on their ruins Jesus Christ would set up his king dom and reign on tha earth. According to Mr. Russell's view, some prophecies seem to Indicate a general revolt among the armies of the nations. This would seem to be a very remote possibility, but suppose tha soldiers should get the Idea that la now being so generally expressed everywhere, that they are only pawns la tha game of war being) played by the aristocracy? OBSERVER. America's Peaee Mlwism. BCOTT8 BLUFF, Neb., Aug. li.-To the Editor of The Bee: During the pres ent turmoil of the world, America should stand: "As some tall cliff that lifts Its awful form, Swells from the vale, and midway leaves the storm. Though round Its breast tha rolling clouds are spread. ..... Eternal sunshine settles on Its bead." The President of Peace and his no less Secretary of Peace will stand as Immor tal as Goldsmith's famous lines. An em bargo on gold, on war materiala and the Uke, supplying tha struggling world with foodstuffs, raiment and Red Cross nurses. Is today's mission of our country. G. I SHUMWAT. Hesse A sweet a of tbe War. OMAHA. Aug. IT. To the Editor of The Bee: In these day when all Europe la sngaged la the greatest war In hlatory, It la the duty of all good eltlsens of this country, regardless of nationality, to re main calm and not to eome to rash con clusions. But Just to keep history straight let us remember that France's cry for revenge la based upon the assumption that Oer many took away French provinces, while the facts are that Germany also de manded back provinces taken away when It was too feeble to resist Alsce-Lorralne la aad waa German. Its people and towns are German. Who Is responsible for this terrible calamity, thla hall of carnage? Surely not Germany, but rather Russia, or rather ita autocrat, the cxar and his advisors, on the pretext of protecting their brothers, ths Slave. New why la ' England In this unholy business? Is she there from high motives? Certainly not. She Is there aad solely so, In order to destroy the merchant marine ef Germany aad to kill its com mercial ascendency. That, and that alone. Is her motive. Germany la today fighting for her very existence, and if jet for that she cer tainly ia fighting against Russia to pre vent that empire from extending Its swsy ever more territory; preventing Russia from exteadtng her barbaric rule over civilised people and nations. A country ia which 10.00s.eoo Jews have no rights whatsoever: a eeuntry which alone van produce a Bells trial; a eeuntry which Immediately Imprisons 100 advocates who dared to raise their voices in behalf ef liberty and civilisation. That Is Russia. Is she a fit comrade In arms for a nation of tha type of Intelligence, civilisation and morals which England claims to be. and boasts of? Having no use for caere, kings, em perors or potentates aa suck, still, if I were farced to live under such a gov. ernment. I would prefer the German em peror rather than the ciar: I would pre fer German idosls snd civilization rather than thofe characteristic of darkest Russia. I believe the American spirit of fslr plsy will prevail In the end and the blame for this terrible holocaust will be placed where It belongs, nsmely: Russia, first; England, second; and France next The first fighting to' extend Its barbaric rule, the second for mercenary objects only, the third for revenge, esch of which ought to be condor nod by every Ameri can, whether native or naturalised. H.. FISCHER. Letters of Political Heathen, Mealeo. SOMEWHERE, Aug. 17.-To the Editor of The Bee: I pass the reign of Porflrio Dlas. For good or for evil that period has passed Into history, but it has nothing to do with my purpose In writing these let ters. Before we pass to whst follows, let us take a resume of the causes of disaf fection between Mexico and the United States of America: First we rob her of more then tone-half of her territory, enough to make twenty European king doms, with no more right than had Philip of Macedon in his conquest of Olynthus and' Thebes, and with none of the excuses given for the partition of Poland. We, a great slave-holding power, wrested from a republic which had abolished slsvery, an empire to be devoted to the fostering of the vlleat Institution thst ever dis graced a modern state. Second, aftei agreeing to pay her fifteen million tI3,- OW.OOO) dollars or t rents an sere, for this stesl. with punlc fnith we trumped up sn Imsglnary counter claim. Third, when Mexico's great preident, driven to her border was hsnglng upon her eyebrows, refusing to quit her soil, and later, when the Hap.oburg adventurer was deserted by Bonaparte, our secretsry of state toyed with Mexico's evil icon Ins and sought to plsce Mexico under the rule of that worthless scoundrel Ssnta Anna. Why should Mexico love us? She owes us nothing. We hsve done thst to her which Is past forgiveness. Thomss Talne once ssid that there were crimes which nsture could not forgive, or she would cease to be nature. DER HE1DE. H0CH DER KAISER. Philadelphia Recorot Alas for thst ubiquitous "Made In Germany" It now has a terrible meaning. Washington Star: The kaiser moved so quickly thst he scarcely gave the "I-told-you-so" expert a chance to catch his breath. Boston Transcript: The lithographs of a German manufacturer postel In France as sign posts to guide the kaiser's sol diers to Perls seem quite unnecessary they know the way. Indianapolis News: In conroctlon with the kaiser's renewal uf ths Order of the Iron Cross it is noted that practically all the nations of Europe are prepared to give the German sold'era a chance to win the decoration. One Safe Home Match will light all four burners Try to light a gas stove with a short-stick match. - a. If the stick does not break, or you don't burn your fingers, the chances are about three in five that the rush of gas from the burner will blow ,the match out.. If you are exception ally fortunate, you may light one burner possibly even two. To light the others, you have to go through the same rigmarole. With one Safe Home Match you can light all four burners. The stick is large and strong, flame "takes hold." The We do not exaggerate when we say that you can get as much real service from 1 three Safe Home Matches as from five ordinary matches. They are non-poisonous, too. For that reason alone they should be in every home in America. 5c. All grocers. Ask for them by name. POLITICAL ADVERTISING. POLITICAL ADVERTISING. s. Read one installment of MTho Trey, O' Hearts" J Each Sunday In TO THE CITIZENS OF THE METROPOLITAH WATER DISTRICT I have filed and consented to run for another term on the Omaha Water Board because I believe there is no mu nicipal work more Important than this to the people of ' Omaha or none that can more inspire the best efforts of any public spirited citlsen. In the two years the water plant has been owned by this city and district Its efficiency has beea increased at least 100 per cent, and betterments are being made from month to month at a rapid rate. Rates have been reduced from SBc to 31c per 1,000 gallons. Despite the fact that not every .ood citUen of the dis trict has always agreed with all the policies of the board, I challenge any citlsen to say that such policies were, at any time, dictated by selfish reasons or by any other motive than a desire to best serve the interests of all the patrons of the Metropolitan Water District of Omaha. These I believe to be the motives which have prompted the actions of each of my fellow members, and know them to be the ones which have governed my own actions as a board member. CHARLES R. SHERMAN.