Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 20, 1914, EDITORIAL SOCIETY, Page 4-B, Image 18
TTTE OMAITA SUNDAY BEE: SETTEMHER 20, 1914. u THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE FOUNDED BY EDWARD ROSE WATER. VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR. The) Bee Publishing Company. Proprietor. PEE BU1LDINO. FAHNAM AND fi EVENT EENTH. Entered st Omsha postorflce as second-class matter. TERMS OF Pallr and Funday Iallv without Sunday... Evening and Sunday..... Evening without Sunday, Runday rt oniy SUBSCRIPTION. Hy rarrler per month. (itC.... 4fxv... ic... Z-C... fly mall per year. ! ' 4 no .no 4 2.00 Fend notice of change of adde.s or complaints of "'regularity In delivery to Omaha Bee. Circulation lvpartmnti P.EMITTANCR. Remit Vv draft, express or postal order. ",w2- rent poetage stamps received In psyment of email ac counts Personal checks, except on 6maha and eaatern exchange, not accepted. . OFFICES. Omaha-The Pee PulMIng Pouth Omaha-2318 N street Council Hluffs-14 North Main Street. Lincoln-? Little Building. Chicago IW1 Heamt Hulldlng New York-Room II. 6 Fifth avenue. Pt IxMilii-fi03 New Bank of Commerce. Washington 72 Fourteenth St., N. W. rORRESPONDENCB. Address communications relating to news and edi torial l matter to Omaha Bee. Editorial Department. Al Cil ST SUXDAV (inCVLATION'. 43,961 State f Nebraska, County of Douglaa, as Pwight Williams, circulation manaaer of Tha Bea Publishing company,, being duly aworn. says that the average Sunday circulation for the month or August, HH waa 43.WL PWHfllT WIUL.IAMH, Circulation Manager. Subscribed In my preaenre and aworn to before me thla 3d day of September. MM. me. tnia jo. aB'R'BK,RT ,ILTER Notary Public. Rabacrlbcrs lesTlng the city temporarily should haxe The) lU"e malleHl to them. Ad dress will be changed a often aa requested. v Uncle Sam Is gradually getting accustomed to being a watchful waiter. All things considered, those Zeppelins hare been behaving tolerably well. This war Is what Sherman said It was, only more ao, for the candidates on the hustings. A graftless sheriffs office la what the peo ple of Douglas county need, and are determined to bare. The democratic definition f a tariff for revenue only Is a tariff that does not produce the revenue. How adept those kings and emperors are becoming In pelting one another with congratu latory bouquets. If she Is a political emblem, "Maud" should hike across the street and plant herself in the gateway of the city IhalL It Is gradually developing that there are two sides to the story of Louvaln, either one, or both, of which we are free to accept. One shudders to think of the avalanche ot histories, personal narratives, military romances and other war-inspiring literature la store for us. . War's Effect on Youthful Hindi. What impreasion is this terrific war produc ing upon the child's mind? What do boys and girls think of the conflagration that is raging, and of the battles that are waging? Perhaps the small children have no thought upon (he subject at all, but the older children who are reading storlee of ancient heroes as if they were myths or fairy tales, and studying history bristling with wars of past generations, which would ordinarily lead them to believe that war was a relic of barbarism, and Impossible be tween modem civilized nations, what do they think? Is this terrible conflict to upset all their notions and subvert many of their Ideals? Is this systematic slaughter of warring armies likely to cheapen the value of human life as ap praised in youthful minds? These are questions, to be true, easily asked and hard to answer, but they suggest a trend something for their elders to ponder over. No Criminal Type. The fact that there Is no criminal type easily recognizable by outward signs is reinforced again and again. It Is reinforced strikingly by the account of a voluntary week of prison ex perience by two New York women who under went the experience In the guise of convicts to find out how they would be treated, and how they would feel, of which one of them has writ ten her story in the current Century Magazine. Although the voluntary incarceration was by connivance of the warden. It quickly trans pired that the prison officials and underlings not In the secret were actually being fooled. When the volunteer convicts were taken to be Dertllloned the examiners treated them as If they were hardened professionals and, to quote the magazine article, "the man who made the Bertillon records, when he finished my history and looked me all over, remarked in a low voice to his companion, 'All the stigmata of criminality.' " Almost the same thing happened in connec tion with the physician's examination, the doc tor imagining a lead in the answers to his ques tions about habits, which denied drinking, but admitted smoking, when he tried to make the lady recall her first cigarette as if that were the start ot her downfall. "With startling clearness) it became apparent," V rites the vol unteer convict, "that there is no criminal type, no criminal appearance, no criminal manner. After all, the only difference between the crlm- i'lnal and the average man, if there is one, is an exaggeration of type. When the convict is not defective he is often unusual, original, a varia tion and, therefore, more prone to be at odds with conventional society. He has greater force than the average and has often gone wrong from misdirected power." , t The truth Is, people in prison look Just the same as people out of prison would look If they were in prison, and, with tew exceptions, there is nothing in their physical makeup that would prevent them from becoming useful and self supporting citizens if put back on the straight path, and helped to say there. All our legisla tion that proceeds on the theory that there is a distinctive criminal type is based on ignorance or misconception. ' t Of coarse, the shorter aktrto tot women de creed by Dame Fashion consider their comfort in walkingcertainly not the comfort ot the i . men. Still, if that .straw, rote tor postmaster ot Lincoln had only been taken before the nomina tion was aent In, it might be showing up differ- wtly. .' This is where Uncle Sam's new postal sav ings bank ought to Intercept a lot ot the money that uftei to be sent abroad'by'onr'forelgn'-born tolks tor safe-keeping, back home. Three Lincoln Peace Prayer Proclamations No, President -Wilson did not look tor im mediate fruition ot hla peace efforts or his proclamation calling for. peace . prayers' would not have set the day three weeks ahead. The Omaha Auto club wants the city council to legislate a tax upon auto drivers. What about legislation limiting rates to be charged by taxlcabs to something within reason? The colonel says he hopes and believes he will not be a candidate for president in 1916. Well, there is no. draft 1 thla country that can be enforced against unwilling subjects in time at peace. Now that all our contemporaries have followed' suit on The Bee's endorsement ot Robert Cowell for the School board, we will de clare the entries from his ward closed and call It nna&imous. A land of newspaper. French newspapers are supposed to have immense circulations. Evidently the people of France are great readers ot current history. Their love for the sensational morsel ot news la well known. . If the relative amounts of print paper used in France and the United States furnished any criterion, however, it would readily appear that, even allowing for larger sized papers in this country, as well as extensive circulations, Amer icans were more inveterate newspaper readers than the French. Of course, several other fac tors enter into consideration in such a compari son, our larger population tor one thing, but nevertheless the consumption of paper is inter esting as a comparison. While all the newspapers In France consume about 00 tons of newsprint paper daily, one American publisher, with papers in half a doten cities, uses 660 tons daily, another,' with only one paper, 130 tons. Right there we almost match France. That leaves us all the rest of our stupendous system of American newepaper- dom. In fact, no country has as many papers, or is Influenced as much by them, as the United etatea. This is natural, of course, since a free press is organlo in our system of government. It came as a vital compliment to the protest against' tyrannical government on which the re public was founded and as a direct rebuke to the spirit that flourished in the early' colonies as breathed by such bigots as old Lord Berke ley, who thanked the Lord that new Virginia had neither newspapers nor schools. This very freedom of the press in the United States ac counts for much ot the marvellous progress this nation has made." According to veracious advices, Illinois dem ocrats are in perfect harmony under the pro tecting wing of Roger Sullivan. Although born in that state. Secretary Bryan is no longer an Illinois democrat. '! A Tha officers wera elected for tha ensuing year for tha Women's Chiiatiau Temperance union as follows r real dent. Mrs. C. B. oule; vice president, Mrs. G. W Clark; treaaurer, Mrs. a. W. Eastman; recording secretary. Mrs. J. T. Bell; corresponding secretary, Mlsa I Dodge; vice preatdents from tha rhurchea: First Presbyterian. Mrs. Oratton; Second. Presbyter- an. Mra Eddy; Third Preabyteriaa. Mra lllgglns; United Preabytertan. . Mra. Charlton; Baptist. Mra Writer; First Method: episcopal. Mrs. Talt; First Congregational, Mra. Belte; Unitarian. Mrs. Walker; Catholic, Mrs. Bchaller. . General Dandy left for Cheyenne and Fort Rue- tell, where the government la about to rebuild the post Lewis Kennedy, bookkeeper for Byron Fitch, met a-lth a serious accident In a runaway on Tenth street. Dr. K. P. Jensen has removed his office and reel' leace to the northeast corner of Nineteenth and ttaavenworth. Henry Q Rlchter, the well known furrier, cele- ratd his fortieth birthday by entertaining- well 'mown friends. Mrs. C. E. Maytta. K3S Convent street, wants a girl lor general housework. Hon. Charles H. Brown has laid out an eztenalve Itinerary for campaign speeches la this district In TacUi&g' the Food Supply Problem. Quite a little exploitation it being done for Cleveland's new municipal publlo market house. which operates in connection with it a publlo cold storage plant where individuals msy have perishable articles kept for them at compara tively low cost. Ordinarily cold storage is avail able only to people using it on a large scale, which restricts It to dealers or speculators and places it beyond reach ot the consumer war ranted in buying only la small quantities. It is the hope of those responsible for Cleveland's municipal cold storage that it will prove of great benefit to the average houaeholder by en abling him to take advantage of low price seasona to put by supplies which he may draw out as wanted. It remains to be aeen whether this plan ot co-operation works out according to schedule, but if successful it will be sure to be copied We believe the scheme would be even more feasible if. Instead of a central establishment, a number of neighborhood plants were erected. for it would certainly be more handy not to have to go more than two or three blocks to take things out of storage. If in addition an artl ficlal Ice factory would be made part ot the cold storage plant, which could be done at small out lay, the most difficult knot In the food supply problem would be untsngled. If the bigger part of the river and harbor bill "pork" were not consigned to southern des tinations we may be sure our democratic friends in congress would be much less insistent on put Proclamation : It has pleased Almighty Ood to vouchsafe signal victories to the land and naval forces engaged In suppressing an Internal rebellion, and at the same time to avprt from our country the dangers of foreign Intervention and Invasion. It Is therefore recommended to the people of the United States that In their next weekly assemblages in their accustomed places of pub lic worship which shall occur after notice of this proclamation shall have been received they especially acknowledge and tender thanks to our Heavenly Father for these inestimable blessings, that they then and there implore spiritual consolation In behalf of all who have been brought Into affliction by the casualties and calamities of sedition and civil war, and that they reverently invoke the divine guidance for our national counsels, to the end that they may speedily result in the restoration of peace, harmony and unity throughout our borders and hasten the establishment of fraternal relations among all the countries of the earth. Done at the city of Washington this 10th day of April, A. D., 1862, and of the independ ence of the United States the eighty-sixth. (Seal.) ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Proclamation: Whereas, The senate of the United 8tates, devoutly recognizing the supreme authority and Just government of Almighty God in all the affairs of men and of nations, has by a resolution requested the president to desig nate and set apart a day for national prayer and humiliation; and Whereas, It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the over ruling power of Ood, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with the assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize the sub lime truth, announced In the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations are blessed whose Ood is the Lord; And, inasmuch as we know that by His di vine law nations, like Individuals, are subjected to punishments and chastisements In this world, may we not Justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war which now desolates the land may be but a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins, to 'the needful end of our national reformation as a whole people? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other na tion has ever grown. But we have fors:otten Ood. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined In the deceitfulness of our "hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have be come too self-sufficient to. feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the Ood that . made us. It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves be fore the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness. Now, therefore, In compliance with the re quest, and fully concurring in the views of the senste, I do by this my proclamation designate and set apart Thursday, the 30th day of April," 1863, as a day of national humiliation, fasting nd prayer. And I do hereby request all the people to abstain on that day from their ordi nary secular pursuits, and to unite at their sev eral places of public worship and their respec tive homes In keeping the day holy to the Lord and devoted to the humble discharge of the re ligious duties proper to that solemn occasion. All this being done In sincerity and truth. let us then rest humbly in the hope authorized by the divine teachings that the united cry of the nation will be heard on high and answered with blessings no less than the pardon of our national sins and the restoration of our now divided and suffering country to its former happy condition of unity and peace. Done at the city of Washington this 30th dsy of Msrch, A. D., 1863, and of the independ ence ot the United States the eighty-seventh. (Seal.) ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Proclamation: It has pleased Almighty God to barken t the supplications and prayers of an afflicted people and to vouchsafe to the army and navy of the United States victories on land and on the sea so signal and so effective as to furnish reasonable grounds for augmented con fidence that the union of these states will be maintained, their constitution preserved and meir peace ana prosperity permanently re stored. But these victories have been accorded not without sacrifices of life, limb, health and liberty, Incurred by brave, loyal and patriotio citizens. Domestic affliction In every part of the country follows In the train of these fearful bereavements.! It is meet and right to recognize and confess the presence of the Almighty Father and the power of His hand equally in these triumphs and In these sorrows. Now, therefore, be it known that I do set apart Thursday, the 6th day of August next, to be observed as a day' for national thanksgiving, praise and prayer, and I invite the people of the United States to assemble on. that occasion in their customary places ot worship and In the forms approved by their own consciences render the homage due to the Divine Majesty for the wonderful things He has done in the nation's behalf and Invoke the influence of His Holy Spirit to subdue the anger which has produced and so long sustained a needless and cruel re bellion, to change the hearts of the Insurgents to guide the counsels of the government with wisdom adequate to so great a national eroer geney, and to vtslt with tender care and ronaola tlon throughout the length and breadth of our land all those who, though the vicissitudes of marches, voyages, battles and sieges have been brought to suffer In mind, body or estate, and finally to lead the whole nation through the paths ot repentance and submission to the divine will back to the perfect enjoyment of union and fraternal peace. Done at the city of Washington this 15th day of July, A. P-. 1S63. and of the independ ence of the United 8tates tha eighty-eighth HAMMER TAPS. Snme fellow Join the navy to ee the alfrhta and othere get Jobs as Ice men. If a man had to go flahing for a living he would want to stick around the houae all the time. You think that other people are "fun ny." Hut that la Juat what they are thinking Shout you. A barber alwaya makes a hit with a man by telling him that he has the touphest beard In the world. No man will admit that he la conceited. Hut he knows that when he dies he will have the longeat funeral In town. Ones In a while, when you get Into a crowded atreet car, you get the lmpreaalon thnt soap costs about t2.0fO,ono a cake. Anrther reaeon for the night coat of living la that most of the kitchen me chanics are trying to get on the atage. The difference between the outdoor tan and the Indoor tan Is that the Indoor tan keeps your noae red all the year round. The reason why a woman can always remember her wedding day Is because, aa a rule. It waa the last time she got to ride In a hack. The men are all waateful, Improvident cusses. You never saw a man who saved his combings tor the day when he would need a toupee. It must Jar some people to have to ad mit that the world Is growing better, while at the same time the consumption of cigarettes Is Increasing. Judging from the junk offeoed aa fall styles In men's hats, the hat manufac turers must have Imagined that thla country was crowded with male sopranos. The reason why mother hides things away during the day Is because if father ever came home and found anything where he left It the shock might prove fatal. There was a time when a young man went with a girl for six years and looked up her pedigree In the old family Bible before he married her. But nowadays he get a marriage license without even looking at her teeth. Cincinnati Enquirer. NEW WRINKLES. NOTES OF PROGRESS. the United 115,5X0 tons. Fluorspar production In Plates In 1!H3 aggregated valued at $6.37 per ton. More than minion tons of coffee are required annually to provide a dally beverage for half the human race. The Island on which Is situated the Eddyatons lighthouse Is the smallest bit cf all the year around Inhabited land In the world. American machinery la uaed throughout In Japan's largest and heat equipped saw mill, recently completed, and electricity Is uaed for power. A gasoline driven ditching machine In use In the Florida Everglades Is so large that quart era for Its crew of eight men are carried on top of it. For the benefit of babies taken on long railroad journeys a Caltfornlan haa patented a collapsible berth to be hung on the back of a car seat. After exhaustive research a Scotch scientist has decided that no trees are immune to lightning and that one species struck as often aa another. Something like a huge umbrella la a protector for young tree a that la hoisted on a pole and closed In the day time and unfolded and lowered at night. A woman la the Inventor of a metal frame to be Inserted in leather hand bags when empty to help them retain their original forms and freahneas. The claim Is made that a slxteen- candlopower carbon filament Incandescent electric lamp at Wllkes-Barre, Pa., haa been burning steadily without Interrup tion for more than fifteen years. For buttering corn on the ear neatly there has been Invented a spoon with a strainer to hold butter In Its bowl. A 10 per cent solution of bicarbonate of soda, saturated with common salt and uaed hot, will remove grease from alumi num. A waahstand that folds against a wall or Into a recent when It Is not In uae has been Invented for rooms where spare Is scanty. Carving la aided by the Invention of a fork with prongs on the aides of the tines which are forced Into meat by screwing the handle along the upper ends of the tines. A combination automobile and motor- boat that will run equally well on smooth roads or rough ground or In deep or shal low water haa been Invented by a New York man. A rear light for automobiles that la swung out from behind a screen to signal following drivers that the car carrying It la about to stop has len Invented by a New Jersey man. Reflectors for automobile headlights formed of gold rolled on copper bases are aald to be unaffected by heat, dampneas or sea air and to provide a light of great penetration In fog. Shears for trimming grass, mounted on wheels and with the handles so extended that they can be used by a person stand ing upright, have been patented by a Canadian woman. jMecirteal apparatus taking current from a light socket has been Invented by -inu:n Hciemisi to punry tne air In a room by literally pumping It Into a reser voir and washing II. A luncheon outfit for five persons. In cluding tame and aloMs, so compact that it can be carried In two boxes which serve as foot reata In an automobile, haa been invented In England. To facilitate spraying plants there haa been Invented a receptacle to contain In secticide In cake form which may be con nected to garden hoae, the water gradually dissolving me poison. To tighten clothes lines there has been Invented a simple clamp, adjusted by mumo screw, to grip an end of a line and the line Itself after It has been passed arouna a post or hook. Presaure on a lever with a foot lifta the lid of a new garbage reeentacle, to h burled In the ground, while the contents are drained In a wire basket until dry enougn to be withdrawn and burned. AROUND THE WORLD. are using potato meal In Is TOLD EN FIGURES. There are GermaSs In Australia. Railroads last year paid Minnesota 13,- '5.513.4S taxes. Agriculture a year ago employed ,- 732.471 Germans. Peru's exports in 1913 amounted to $37,' T1 t&n In villi v Minnesota's 1914 poultry and egg output Is valued at $38,000,000. New Jersey's 1911 mineral production was valued at $10,715,061. In 1913 Germany's total imports amounted to $2,673,760,000. Cuba'a 1913 imports were valued at $143,' $26,869; exports, $165.12S.$. Madagascar Hast year exported 7,539 metric tons of lima beans. Belgium's national wealth a year ago waa estimated to ba $9,000,000,000. One year ago Germany's national wealth waa estimated to be $60,600,000,000, Mlnneaota laat year produced 122.4X9,721 pounds of butter, valued at $31,907,496.17. Wlaconsln state penitentiary Inmates last year earned $20,000 from contractors. There are 60,000,000 acres of forest in Japan, almost half the total area of the country. American railroads employ 1,315,139 per sons who laat year received $1.373,S30S9 In wages. The area of taxed land In Japan Is 87, OM.MV ot which 964,710 acres are residen tial property. Pennsylvania railway system Is spend tng $6,0b0,ou0 for automatic slgnala In ad dUlon to $18,000,000 already invested In system. Thlllpplne corn production Is Ineresslng Norway has 1,1(10 registered motor ve hides. Hollanders bread. Chrlstlanla Is buying many motor dellv ery wagons. There are 12.000,000 Mohammedana in the Ottoman empire. Portugal has 117,391 cows, producing 68,000,000 quarts of milk annually, Panama Is considering the establishment of a national school of telernhv uamascus yearly entertalna over 20.000 Pilgrims who leave $2,000,000 behind them Siamese capital, employing Danish en glneera and machinery. Is constructing i large cement plant near Bangkok. ur nexioie ropea suitable for power transmission a Manila rope Is about as strong as steel, weight for weight. Ecuador will establish a government in stitute for the manufacture of vaccine and the teaching of seortherapeutlcs. Paper was made from rags In Arabia more than ten centuries sgo, the art being brought to Europe In the thirteenth century. Serious crop failures have occurred In Egypt this year because the River Nile has been lower than at any time for nearly a century. The municipal board of Manila has passed an ordinance requiring that all buildings erected In future In the city must be rat proof. The government of Salvador has given an Austrian a concession to exploit all petroleum, coal and other minerals that he can find In the republic. SECULAR SHOTS AT PULPIT. Washington Post: With such a multi plicity of combatants stsndlnf at Arma geddon. It must punle the lord to deter, mine which are the saints. Detroit Free Press: There sre reported to be ,r clergymen of various denom inations fighting In the European armies. After thla their prayers for peace will have a real meaning. Boston Transcript: Cynical criticism of the various belligerents praying to G4 for victory rune up against a snag when we remember Washington on his knees n the snow at Valley Forge. Buffalo Express: Clergymen have been railed to the colors both In France and Germany. If they are true to their pro fessions, they will refuse to serve, at no matter what cost to themselves. Houston Post: An Illinois minister shot man In the stomach and told the court that It was a "human error." We ar glad be admitted It, In view of what tha princes are doing to lay the responsibility of all their murderous blood-letting upon the Lord. Pittsburgh Dispatch: It Is heard thai Pope Benedict XV, was elected because ct his diplomatic skill, it being the view cf the cardinals that he may be successful In restoring peace. All will wish him well In such an undertaking, though thero may be a lack of faith in his success. New York Tribune: .Benedict XV Is a learned and able churchman, of consider able experience in the statesmanship ot the Vatican, young among popes and an Italian not on uncomfortable terms with the qulrinal. ills future only the great forces that make and unmake religious faith and polity can determine. OUR DEAR ONES. Why is he so bitter st the girl he waa only recently engaged to?" "Because when she sent the ring back she labeled the box, 'Glass with care:' " wppinoott a Magaalne. 'Who Is that awfully Important looklnr woman?" 'Why. that's Mrs. Van Gudgeon. She's the regent of the Daughters of the Stranded Tourists." Cleveland Plain Dealer. Alice When I told you of my engage ment I said It waa a secret, and you told Kitty about It. Ella Why, no. I didn't. I merely asked her If she knew about It Boston Tran script. Mother Johnny, stop using such dread ful language! Johnny Well, mother, Shakeepeart uses It. Mother Then don't plsy with him; he's no fit companion for you. London Tld Blts. Bella What do you weigh now, dearie? Lena One hundred and ten in my bath robe and 109 dressed. Puck. Madge I never see you Bitting In a ham. mock with a young man. Marjorle I should say not. My ham mock Is out of sight. Puck. Mae; cut It cut "Swell gown your wife has. in ( , said a mend. "Cut Into a V!" growled Mae. into four X s: Boston Truth. "He is a self-made man, Is he not?" "Yes, except for the alterations made bj his wife and her mother." Judge. the THE CHRISTMAS SHIP. Washington Star: The American child who sends a gift to a war orphan la Eu rope by the Chrlstmaa ship will have the happiest Christmas ever known. Washington Post: The fact that the Red Cross ship has finally sailed does not signify that there Is any leas need of sub scriptions to the American war relief fund. Wall Street Journal: Plan for children to give Christmas toy money for orphans made by war Is commendable, but toy guns, swords and drums may well be omitted. Mrs. Rurallte (readtngt I see Chinese have adopted Confuslsnlsm. Mr. Rurallte Ding it! That's one more crasy fashion our gale '11 be wearin' next season. Lawrence Leader. Patience Did you aee Peggy down al the beach?. Patrice Oh, yes. "What was she doing? Flirting, as usual? "No, ahe said ahe went down -there fot a rest." Yonkera Statesman. IN OTHER CITIES. Atlanta. Ga., may establish a mnnldpal Ice plant. St. Paul now claims a population of over 370,000. Munde Is to hare a school to train hotel workers. Monmouth, Ore., school children noi studying dairying. Rochester. N. Y., records fourteen sui cides In five weeks. Jamestown, N. Y., Is fining violators of anti-smoke ordinance. Wichita, Kan., entertains Dry Farm ing congress October T-17. Cleveland's Federation of Charities needs $400,000 to carry on lta work. t St. Louis Is now under provisions of Its newly-adopted revised charter. Washington's new Columbia hospital is to be ready for occupancy next year. Passaic, N. J., orders burying of all elec- trio wires in conduits In business streeta Salem, Ore., man paid off his mortgage this season with a single crop of straw berries. Buffalo in October entertalna New York stale Chriatiaa Endeavor convention of 3.0w delegates. Atlanta's garbage crematory Is de nounced as a nuisance by clt liens resid ing near It. Cost $!7.0n0. Philadelphia Is being urged to under take atreet cleaning as a municipal en terprise. Now done by a private cor Special Reduction Sale on Gas Domes Gas and Showers Gas Fixtures and Fixtures 20-Inch Dome $10.00 These Domes and Fixtures are the Latest Designs Call and select your fixtures be fore the best are picked out. We can save you money OMAHA GAS CO. 1509 Howard Street INTO THE BATTLE. Grantland Rice In Colliers. Into the battle the Trooper speeds As the bugles call and the drum respond; Into the fight as the captain leads Where the low line waits on the hills beyond: Walta for the slprnal then the crack Of blue steel rimmed with a crest of flame, And few ride back on the homeward track Where many rode when the order came. Into the battle the Trooper speeds. Into the line where the rifle rings. But little the Trooper heara of heeds The song ot hate which the shrapnel sings The roar of battle the curse the shout The crash and clamor of friend and foe The riderless horse thst wheels about And gallops paat to the plains below. For out from the smoke wreath, far away. He hears the patter Of little feet; The dim. far call of a child at play With babyhood laughter, low and sweet; The murmur of voices., dream-swept far From the little path to the cottage gate. Where eagerly under the evening atar Mother and child in the twilight wait Into the battle the Trooper speeds lands But- somewhere out from the far-off An echo drifts where a soft voice pleads And the tender pressure of little hands; A mother's lullaby from the night And a call to the Great White God In prayer That one will come from the far-off tight To those who wait In the darkness there. WUj ha Is running for congraaa ting it across. (Seal.) ABRAHAM LINCOLN. poration.