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Thought for the Day
Seecteaf by Burt Rtttor
It hat often been taid that all life it a ttagt,
but to ma (ire it only a icAool tor tht actor, for
tuck wrtitt and learns veil th4 part he it to play
in th great her tnfter. Lowell.
But Mr. Vice President Marshall, when you
pass through Omaha again, stop off.
As a prize of war Smyrna would be serv
iceable in providing rugs for the Allies' Turkey
Somehow the Ministerial union seems always
to set its vlce-extermlnatlnr crusades to the time
of political campaign music.
With g clawing bear In front and bayonets
at its back, Austria Is, somewhat handicapped
for a serene discussion of a real estate deal.
What thla paper object to la the offnalr and
defensive alliance that haa long existed .between the
World-Herald and R. D. Howell. Lincoln Star.
Why object? Tbers's a. reason.
Why this fusillade upon former Lieutenant
Governor McKelv'le at this time? Is he in the
way of some one's long-distance political ambitions?--
' 8U11 waiting for the other Omaha news
papers to join with The Bee In heading off the
threatened resurrection of that odious jail' feed
The- Bee offers its kindly and disinterested
services for mediation between our esteemed
democratic contemporaries, the Omaha World
Herald and the Lincoln Star.
Our reform sheriff of Douglas county is
spending time and money at Lincoln pushing his
jail feeding bill. It means thousands of dollars
of graft la his pocket if be can shove it
. Americans In Great Britain who are booked
for taxes on their incomes at home and abroad
are la position to appreciate the force of the
motto over the door: "See America first and
stay there." . .
Another hole that should be plugged by the
legislature is that through which . the health
commissioner of Omaha milks the county treas
ury for fees for registering vital statistics whl:h
is the duty of his office to register anyway.
A. Mitchell Palmer of Pennsylvania, ap
pointed chief Justice of the court of claims, wbs
th democratic csndtdat for United States sen
ator last fall. His transfer from the "lame
duck" class Is a recognition of tLe heroism of
And now we are told that electric current for
lighting, heating, cooking and power "should be
as cheap and as commonly used in our cities as
water." Good! Then conversely water should
be aa cheap as electricity. - Our water rate in
Omaha Is still 23 cents as against an electric
Ught rate of 11 cents. Let us hat a downward
revision of both "not aeit year, not next
month, but now."
A meeting of property owners at the Board of
Trade discussed plans for a nrw Harney street grade
submitted by City Engineer Kosewster. Mr. C'larce
waa chairman of the meeting and Mr. Gibson sec
rotary. "Manager T. P. Sullivan of the Western league re'
turned to Kansas City, leaving the queatlon of sn
Omaha team In tt.e hands of a committee composed
of C. 15. Goodrich and; John Drexel, and depending on
success In negotiating with Ur. Kouotxe for the
0. R. Callowgy, gmeial manager; A. J. Popptetoa.
general attorney, and Judbe Lka are In Chicago to
look after Interests of the I'nlon Paclflo In the pool
Rr. Dwlght I Moody left tonight for his neat
Joe AVai.h. the plucky little shortatup of the ''aioa
PaclfW team lt nvawn. has been engaged for the
Lmbuque club. ,
P. A. Ocuiiipeugh i il.i.g. ruualy ill at his resi
dence, Kit) Jlarnvy urect.
The new pipe uigan for tiie Wdge Preabyterian
church Ja expected her by tba llrst of the month,
end is to be forn.nlly opened In tao concerts unoer
ilroclloa cf tUe cholrmaeter. FVanklla I. 8mt(h.
Pride Easily Provoked.
"We are proud of our record in the Sixty
third congress!" shouted Champ Clark in clos
ing his St. Patrick's day address at Phlladel
phia. The speaker thug nupports the belief thst
it doesn't take much to make a denfocrat proud.
The Sixty-third rongrens, In addition to being
the most extravagant ever known In the matter
of appropriations, was dominated in both
branches by King Caucus. Legislation of the
grestest Importance wss determined upon be
hind closed doors, and on strictly partisan lines,
end then was driven through the house or sen
ate .under the spur of party expediency.
The rules under which Champ Clark pre
sldod as speaker of the house were determined
for him In the secret councils of his party's or
ganisation, and were deliberately designed to
prevent anything like freedom of debate or con
sideration of measures on the floor. Nothing
ever charged against "Uncle Joe" Cannon ap
proached the iron rigidity of control exercised
by the democratic caucus and enforced by Champ
Clark. Twenty-five years ago Clark 'and others
of his party rose in revolt against Thomas
Brackett Reed, becanso that speaker undertook
to make the house of representatives a responBl-'
ble and responsive body, but Reed's rule was
mild as a-June morning, compared to the dom
ination of democracy as embodied in Champ
Pride in their record? The business condi
tions of the country, the empty treasury of the
United States, th deficit that will bo $133,
000,00 on June 30, are eloquent Illustrations of
the results of democratic administration In
which Speaker Clark and his party take pride!
But Why Bother the LefislatuieT
City Attorney Rlne issues an appeal in be
half of a measure pending at Lincoln to compel
the companies operating electric lighting plants
to make public and fU a schedule of th rates
charged, which shall be uniform as to any given
The object of that bill is a good one, and we
endorse it. But City Attorney RIne's Interest In
the bill relates only to Omaha, and so far as
Omaha Is concerned, why bother the legislature
when all that is needed Is for the city council to
pass an ordinance requiring the electric lighting
company to comply with those identical de
mands? The council, moreover, could have don
this at any time during all the years that Mr.
Rlne has been city attorney, and It can do It
now, with the same force and effect within the
city as the legislature. It can do more, for an
ordinance enacted by the council la immediately
operative, while a state law is not effective for
three months unless an emergency clause Is
tacked on to it when enacted.
We repeat, why bother th legislature?
Extending; Woman's Part in War. ,
t Napoleon shocked the world by telling th
women of Franc their part was to bear children
to rear to be soldiers. Sine then much has
been written of th woman who sits at home
and bears in sllenc th sorrow and grief that
comes with th slaughter. But this is to be
changed now. An English statesman haa Just
told th women of his country that a woman
who takes a man's place at work and releases
him for service In the army, is performing "a
national war service." This is extending wo
man's sphere with a vengeance.
Women have not been overlooked In tho
European war plans. Tbey have long had a part
In Industry, In order that business of th coun
tries might go on In Urn of peace, while men
were trained to be soldiers, but this Is th first
time that they, have been flatly told to go to
work that men may go to fight. Woman Is no
longer to be left at horn to shudder In con
templating an Imaginary battlefield, or to
tremble In anticipation of th news of soma
loved one's death. Her part in war Is mor than
ever important. She Is still to be permitted to
bear children and rear them to fight and die,
but she will also be permitted to take up man's
business in industrial and commercial fields,
that he may go to th front.
Th beauty of a "war for clvllatatloa" Is be
coming more and mor radiant with each pass
The Killing- Bug- in the Legislature.
Som Douglas county member of th lower
house at Lincoln is winning faro in a way that
may make him envied by som of his less fa
vored colleagues, and that may bring him some
thing In th way or undesirable attention,
should th horn folks com to know all of it.
He Is reported to be trading boxes of randy for
kisses with a bevy of pretty feminine employes
at the state house. '
The published accounts of th episode, so far
as it has yet advanced, merely describe him as
being "noted, for his gallantry." This is not
sufficiently definite to fully Identify him. Doug
las county haa eleven members of the lower
house, and all of them are gallant. Some are
wed, and some are unwed, but not a man
among them would retreat from a pair of
luscious Hps when presented in banter.
If th rumor persists, and it probably will
if the Douglas county member is true to his sex.
occasion may yet be had to hold an inquiry that
will establish the identity of th man who
started this traffic, If only to protect some of
lb married men who otherwise may bae
trouble in establishing the necessary alibi.
The- Importance of having a friend at court
is again Illustrated by the rescue from the
threshold of th penitentiary of five officials of
the International Lumber and Developing com
pany of Philadelphia, convicted or swindling
stockholders of more than . 000,000. All tlu
resources of the courts, including the United
Stales supreme court, were exhausted by th
lawyers without result. The conviction with
stood all legal tests. Yet th appeal of A. Mit
chell Palmer, democratic congressman from
Pennsylvania, accomplished In a few hours at
th Whit House what Philadelphia lawyers
failed to do to a year.
On th wings of publicity conies th new
that William F, Cochran of Baltimore, who in
herited a large slice of his grandfather's fortune,
does not know what to do with all th money
and seeks advice on spending It. If Mr. Coch
ran e's environment does not afford th necessary
enlightenment, let him come to Omaha, where
tb Joy of living animates all souls t good
On Some Matters Academic
" - y srxczoxjLSj arrnsvAT bvtx.x:sv
AT no time has the arademlc career been so Im
portant as it la today, at no time has It ever been
so well (ympnl.d, and at no time have those who
pursued It been offered larger opportunities for tho
exercise, of Influence on public opinion. It Is now the
custom everywhere In the world to seek th counsel
and the opinion of the professorial clas when any
matter of public Interest Is under consideration or In
dtxpute. This applies, unfortunately, not only to mat
ters of which the profeasorlsl clssa have cognisance,
but also to matters of which they know little or noth
ing. The result has been to nut nf w and strange
burden upon professors and to offer a temptation to
the assumption of Infallibility that has proved too
much for some academic preaons In more lands then
one. The performance, both -ocal and Instrumental,
of not a few university professors In many countries,
Including our own. In connection with the great war In
Europo have made it seem desirable to many of us to
Insist upon dropping the title of professor and to sub
stitute. for it the lea combative mister.
It Is the fashion of the moment not to have aT
fixed principles f knowledge or of conduct, hut to
profess belief In the cspaclty and ability of each
Individual to make a world philosophy of Ma own out
of uch materials as chance and temperament may
provide. This fashion Is quite closely followed Just
now by Urge numbers of those In academic llfo, and
Indeed It is sometimes exalted aa the one sure and cer
tain method of finding an acceptable substitute for
truth. There would appear to be need for a new
Socrates who, whether aa gadfly or in soma less dis
agreeable guise, shall do ever again what some ef Vt
had supposed was satisfactorily done onee for alt dur
ing the closing decades of the stirring fifth century
before Christ. It Is a long time since Bocratea ex
tracted from Uorglas the admission that with the
Ignorant the Ignorant man is more persuasive tban
he who bag knowledge.
Men f F-verlaetlns; Heglnnlnara. .
One result of ao many differing roan-made or
profesaor-made universes Is a frequency and variety
of conflict that would tax the mathematician to
enumerate and the historian to classify. Th notion
that nothing much thla Is permanent and worth while
has been either known or accomplished until our own
brave selves came upon the scene makes education
difficult and, from some points of view, impossible.'
If the world 1 to begin over again whenever a new
appointment is made to a professorial chair, it Is
probably plain that the man la the street will soon
dispense with th services and th guidance of the
men of everlasting beginnings. In much th same
way we are how asked to believe that whenever a
callow youth makes a minute addition to bis stock of
information the gunvtotal of human knowledge has
been Increased as the result of sclentlflo investigation.
It la Juat thla mixlng-up of the Individual with th
cosmos and of the morning paper with the history of
civilisation that is the. weakest point In academlo
teaching at the preaent time, particularly in those sub
jects which once were history, economics, politics,
ethics and public law. Those who remember the strik
ing lectures of Ileinrlch von Treltschke. recently dis
covered by England and America and bow much dis
cussed by both countries, will recall the fact that
lie gave but scant attention to the teaching pf the
history of Kurope and of Germany, although Ms chair
was supposed to deal with those subjects. What von
Treltschke really did was to meke lectures on th
history of Europe and of Germany the vehicle for f i
very effective and emphatic expression of his own per
sonal opinions on men and things in th world about
him. in some degree, therefore, von Treltschke wss
the forerunner ef that now very considerable class
of American university professor who devote no small
part of their time to expressing to their students their
own personal views on the politics, the literature and
th society of the day, while In form offering Instruc
tion on anything from astronomy to I oology. There
Is something to be said for the policy of making
academic teaching effective by relating It to present
day Interests and problems, but there la nothing to
be said for turning academlo teaching Into aa exer
cise in contemporary journalism. When every consid
erable town has its own Napoleon of finance and
every political group Its Hamilton or Its Jefferson,
there Is some danger of getting mixed as to standards.
Templatlea ( rrescrlbe for All Ills.
All these are troubles which have come' upon the
professorial dsas as a result of the publlo appeal
made to us for an expression or opinion on eurreat
topics. If one b a profound student of Plato he la
expected without warning to pass an Illuminating
critical Judgment upon the latest outgiving of Mr.
Qeorg Bernard Shaw. It ' he happens to. be well
versed in the economic thought of Germany and
Austria, he is called upon for an authoritative ex
pression of opinion regarding the strike of coal miners
In Colorado. If by any chance he haa ever written
a book on any aspect of railway organisation, manage
ment, or finance, vhe runs the risk of bolng clapped
upon a publlo commission to supervise and in part to
control th railway system of a state or nation. Ail
these are dungers and embarrassments to which the
alert university professor, whose nam la known In the
newspaper offices,, is now constantly subjeoted. Avoid
ance of them Is possible only for the sagacious and
well-balanced scholar who' knows that no single
master-key will unlock all human doors of dlfflcuty.
The: Inflation at "Sociology."
One of the chief tools of the present-day academic
conjurer Is the blessed word sociology, particularly
in the hands of some one not a trained sociologist.
Both August Comte and Herbert Spencer wuld b
not a little surprised to see what haa become -of the
term that they fondled so tenderly. It Is nowstretched
to Include everything that can poasloly relate to the
diagnosis of social ills aa well as everything that can
possibly relate to social therapeutics. Not even the
subtles of physicists has yet worked out a theory of
the elactlclty of gases thst Is adequate to explain the
potentialities of the word sociology. This world once
so innoeent and so impressive, is now under a cloud be
cause of Us attempt to establish a world empire.
Poetry and alchemy, science and song, religion and
mythology, philosophy and magic, are all reduced to
mere counters in Its great world game. Naturally theso
smaller and ambitious states Lave, became restless and
are showing signs of revolt. They wish to be permitted
to llv their own lives and not to be made mere vassals
of a mighty overlord who possesses ail knowledge,
who wields all power and who monopolises all ex
planation Just now law Is under attack from a curious
mixture of sentiment and . lor that calls iteclt
sociological Jurisprudence, and Which I understand to
be a sort of legal osteopathy. We can only await with
some concern the resetlons in the appropriate labora
tories when a sociological physics, a sociological
chemistry, and a sociological anatomy appear upon
the scene. "
Of the American university student It must Ik
said that In far too many instanoea ha Is prevented
from getting on as well aa he should, because he is
over-taught. . In particular, be is over-lectured. The
traditions of school and college are still strong in the
universities, and the ideal university relations of
scholsrly companionship bet wen teacher and taught
have difficulty In establishing and la nf-lntatnlng
themselves. To ue or rather to. abuse the academlo
lecture' by making It a medium for the conveyance of
mere Information is to shut one's eyes to th fact that
the ait of printing haa been discovered. Th prop r
us of the lecture Is the critical interpretation by the
older scholar of the information which the youngt-r
scholar has gained for himself. Its object Isto Inspire
and to guide snd by no means merely to Inform.
Indeed, there Is some reason to doubt whether the
undue dominance sad promlneno f th didactlo point
of view in th modem university. Is altogether aa ad
vantage. The happy days at Bologna, - when tb stu
dents and their rector managed the university, when
professorial punctuality was enforced by fines, and
when the familiar professorial practise of dwelling un
duly oV. the earlier part of a subject to the neg
lect of the later parts was checked by the expedient
of dividing a topic Into puncta and requiring the
doctor to reach each punctum by a spec-tiled dat. cer
tainly had much to commend them. Then it was the
students who. made the rules and discipline ' their
teachers: now It la the teachers who make the ruies
end discipline their students.
Extracts from address ef President Butler of Colum
gta university, at ConunemoreUn day exercises of
Jean Hopkins aaiversity.
OMAHA, March 18,-To the Editor of
1 he Be: I read the eld veteran's article
cn the "Fiends of Andergoavllle" with
much Interest, but after conversing with
Major Mcintosh on the subject 1 ant of
tb opinion that It was "hookworm" after
alt that caused so many deaths at Llbby
prison. Bell Isle and Andorsonvllle. It
could not have been hunger, for the
major says that every man confined In
IJhby prison received two ounces ef soup,
bene every week and a stick of wood a
foot long to cook It with; besides each
mesa of 400 prisoners had a cookstov all
t themselves! History further Informs
us that every man confined In th stock
ado at Andersonvllle received his rations
regularly, which consisted of one pint of
excellent cornmeal (ground cobs and all)
every twenty-four hours, together with a
large slloe of atmosphere, and all the
water and sand he could drink. Wood
was also issued at the rate of twelve
splinters to each mess of five men. But
we must remember that timber was very
scarce around Andersonvllle, the forest
being more than 800 yards distant ' It
was not starvation that killed the boys
in blue, ao It must have been the "hook
worm." Captain Wlrs distributed the
ssme rations to the prisoners se he did
to his own soldiers, excepting the meat,
the vegetables, salt, sugar, coffee, tea
and bread. He never beat up a prisoner
unlets It was absolutely convenient, and
he always held his temper at blood heat.
Captain WJrt was a scholar and a Chris
tian, and it is reported that he cured
many a prisoner of "hookworm" by banr
lng htm up by the thumbs during the
rainy season, and many soldiers" widows
drawing pensions from Uncle Sam would
be neither widows nor pensioners but for
the strenuous efforts of Captain Wlrs.
In Andersonvllle prison the boys In
blue were taught the most rigid econ
omyto llv in the open air, to keep warm
without fir or clothing, to fast contin
ually and to be burled without muffled
drums, flags or Up sounded at the head
of th grave. Only for that dread disease
called "hookworm" ell would have been
well K. O. M INT08H.
SOUTH OMAHA, March 18,-To the Ed
itor of The Bee: The well-composed let
ter of W. O. Templeton in The Bee of
yesterday ea the subject. "The Fiends
of Andersonvllle," is timely', and t was
my wonder why some eld soldier did not
tske up the statement of the man Dr.
Btlles before, and I am glad to see that
he has been called dewr The superin
tendent of th high school of my boy.
hood days was one of the prisoners at
the rile prison pen of Andersonvllle for
rr.ore. than six months, and he occasion
ally talked ef his experiences in that
place. He was put Into the stockade a
hearty, robust man weighing nearly too
Pounds and came out of It weighing
barely eighty pounds.
He told how then became so poor that
their bones could be heard to creak and
rattle aa they tried to walk around. He
told of how they war fed with a kind
ef bread made from corn, with the cob
and all ground together, so that It was
Impossible for men to digest It Peas
full ef bugs wer cooked fqr th men
and the soup from the peas was covered
with the bugs that had been cooked, a(M
the prisoners had to eat th vile stuff
or starve, as so many of them did.
Often the corn and cobs were not well
ground, and men ate the grains, and
often their excrement contained undi
gested grains of corn, and the hungry
and starving prisoners picked them out
and ate them, and If they made com
plaint about the stuff called food aet or
brought before them they were shot down
for their temerity.
Then people wonder wtiy th son of a
union soldier should resent the election as
president of the United States of the son
of a confederate soldier who earn from
th state where such villainies were
forced upon the boys In blue who were
ao unfortunate as to be captured In
battle. The father of President Wilson,
who was a confederate chaplain with the
rank of captain, was never hcartf to de
nounce the conditions that war main
tained at Andersonvllle either during, or
after th close of the war. It is well
for old soldiers to call attention to the
vile prison pen when some upstart trie
to shift the blame for conditions at An
dersonvllle prison. F. A. AONEW.
SEDGWICK, Colo.. March 17.-To the
Editor of The Bee: In looking over your
letter box I noticed where a conceited
old plug by the name or Wooater had
been trying tq give a few pointers to
President Wilson in regard to the MexU
can situation. Personally I think Wtoes
ters case one for the Insanity board to
inquire Into, aa his writinsa ahaw him
know las than lota of men that are not
allowed to run loose. It ia sure that his
knocking donjt hurt Wilson, and Just
shows Wooster up for what he la The
very Idea of him trying to tell Wilson
how to run the United States government
is enough to give anyone a pain aven a
good republican. J. M. HARMEJt.
Indianapolis News: Nine New Jersey
women rescued a man who had fallen
into a perilous place by constructing
a rop of their pettlcoetr. It takea nine
tailors to make a man and nine women
to save him.
Houston Post: One sad feature of the
tremendous amount of unemployment in
the cities is that there are so many man
passing up the hoe handles of the coun
try for the poor privilege of getting an
occasional grip oo a mug-handle la town.
Philadelphia Ledger: A Baltimore will
case finally passed upon this weak had
been in the courts thirty-two years and
had been handled by fourteen lawyer
In th end there waa over $3ue,000 for dis
tribution. It Is uot stated whether this
was aa accident or a miracle,
Brooklyn Eagle: . Turkey can sympa
thise now with th fellow who got bold
of th bear's tail and wasted somebody
to come and help hint Jet go. Russia
paws pause not and th Romanoff peril
is fast roaming la toward Constantinople.
Any bar possibility ef escape Is worth
New York World: The remark of Mr.
Kruttechnttt of the Southern Pacific
Railway company that "the Interstate
Commerce commission Is on man chok
ing another man to death'' will excite
lunch gle la the far west where tor a
good many years the Southern Pactflo
Railway company was tit man who was
doing the choking.
GRI53 AITO GROANS.
Mrs. Gray The wlniow in mv hall has
Stained glaaa In It
Mrs. (Vei Too bad! Can t you find
anything that H take the stains out;
Choi He If I had my wish I'd rather
be born rich than good looklnc.
Mollis Hut It s just as eaay to wish
that you were oorn both Yonker's
MAS Ml Oft FRIdKk IN TK6
9 V MCfER I WAS AU3 Th'
H6 Commenced a cam
AHb how i MoT Pftf
TVC SrME UK? ONE C TH
"Well, is your bride a good house
keeper?" "8h hasn't had much experience slong
tho lines. I must admit Bhe thlnki
anybody ougflt to be astiafled with at
Ice cn-am soda for breakfast" Louis
"How would I like to be over there li
the trenches under shrapnel fire? E.icus
"I wouldn't mind. - A man has 'to d;
"I know that: but when my time come
I want to be burled all in one piece, thani
you." Boston Transcript
mo&EA icnr wont cms,
.Nut 5 as --iftteB.-:
VO 1 ft , ' ti .i
Two out of three
I 3 cigars are lined up in a con
noisseur'a vest pocket.
9 No. 1 -a big, black all-Havana
is reserved for after dinner. No. 2
and No. 3 are Tom Moores also
laden with the' consolations of .
Havana tobacco, yet mild enough
to' enjoy "one right after the other"
in the smoker s evening.
J This hint has been taken by
thousands and thousands and
they always come back for Moore,
Little Tom 5 $
jfs feat gee of kdffv, sgf As gees fir g 'i Ung slants.
Best A Russell Cigar Co., 012 g. 16th St., Omaha, Ptstribvtot
VORLD MOTOR BIKE FREE
' A picture of the bicycle
will be in The Bee every day.
Cut them all out and ask
s "your friends to save the pic
tures in their paper for you,
too. See how many pictures
you can get and bring them
to The Bee office, Saturday,
The bicycle will be given Free
to the boy or girl thai sands ns
the most picture before) 4 p. ra.,
baturday, April 10.
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dren in the contest by asking: for
picture certificates when they
pay their subscription. We give
a certificate pood for 100 pictures
for every: dollar paid.
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In fiction the men wed the maids for their
Of face, form or character, mind, soul
The maids wed th men for love or fr
They don't wait to team how his bank
And though tbey wed blindly In fable and
Tet always It turns out to be for the
But realty's shorn of glamour snd glory:
'Tis a flimsy aircasile lik all of the
'Tut strange, but 'tis true, that life Is nut
There are many things that we can't
We are destined to go on our w-ay some
Content with the blessings that come
to our hand.
Cut when those same blessings have lost
all their luster,
And seom ta be curses rampant In cls
snilse. It takes s'l the course that mankind
To hide his dismay from the world's
And hence we have reached a foregone
That fiction and fact can bever be
For fiction wss ever shameful delusion.
And fact never works as one really in
tends. For always our soap bubble csstlea have
While we atlll struggle to make them
seem real: ,
So, 'tis best once for all, that fiction be
Until it can give mankind a square deal.
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