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TIIK iJKr,: OMAHA, MONDAY, DECEMBER f, 1915,
THE OMxIHA DAILY DEE
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Thought for the Day
57 eef eef by Mr: A. L Pmtrick
To 6 tomttklng to God-it not that prats
To bi tomtthing Qod earei for, and would
. compUt for Himself, bteautt it it cor(A ear
ing forit not that lift noMgk.Qiorgi Mo-Donald.
i - Rightly Interpreted the caucus vote It a
hunch to Senator Pomerene that the south con
tinues In the' saddle.
There must be a sort of gentleman's agree
ment among all these Santa Clauses not to poach
on each other's preserves.
The Macedonian cry of 1915, combines such
a babel of warring tongues, that it Is doubtful If
admirers could recognize It.
The star of greater, industrial, deyelonment
pipes the way to Wyoming's oil fields; Greater
Omaha should be up and doing.
After the other state officials argue each
other to a standstill, the supreme court gets In
the last and the finishing word.
A gain of 15 per cent In the November busi
ness of the local postoffice emphasises the value
of a high-class rocal publicity department.
When It comes to putting over advertising
stunts, we guess It's about a toss-up between.
Henry Ford, P. T. Barnum and "Billy" Sunday.
Now that the date is named, critics of the
administration should restrain their pens and
make due allowance for the anxieties of preparedness.
A resurrey of the membership line .drawn
by the Farmers' congress, reveals a gate wide
open for the dental profession as genuine cul
tivators of achers.
8urely the triple dose of sweetness which
coats the Wilson primary filing in Nebraska will
shake every plum In sight Into patriot box. If
eugar falls, farewell to hope.
Seeing that money is plentiful, Canada
doubled its loan of 150,000,000 and took over
all subscriptions. Though outwardly cool, the
Dominion Is a warm member.
1 The submarine game, suspended in northern
, seas. Is drawing considerable business to the
; bottom of the Mediterranean. Southern waters
are peculiarly suited to winter operations.
Never mind! By tomorrow, every one will
; know LIch pile of chips rakes in the demo
i cratic national convention pot on the show
i down of hands held by the competing cities.
' It's all over at San Francisco, whose beautl
I ful exposition Is now but a memory. Bo far as
; present indications go, it will be several years
before another great world's fair project Is
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County Clerk-elect Needhem has announced thai
lie ' will make Auclimoody hie chief deputy. Mr.
A'klinoody la a prominent Grand Army of the Re
public man. who has been caahler fur the H. T.
1'! irk company.
Khertff-elect Coburn will make J. B. Phillips,
furiutr 1'nlted State deputy collector of 'custom,
I n deputy, and wilt retain Jailor Joe Miller for the
Mra. Samuel I Savtdg o. ML Vernon, la., spent
ti day aa the sueat of her brother, Rev, C. W,
Wrtiibrook and Hacker, the trick blcycllata, have
arrived to fill a alx-niht encasement at the rink
General Traffic Manager Kimball's car want over
the Union Pacific together with General Freight
Agent Shelby. General Paeeenger Agent Morae and
General Ticket Agent Stebblna, to Monterey, Cel.,
hete a meeting of the Trana-contmental pool will
A grand benefit for Bt Joaeph's hoepltal t In
prciaraUon by the musical student of Profceeoi
WaUher. the problem containing the following nameai
Frank brown, Minnie Brown, Mamie Green, Floaaie
tutner, Al Wlrth, Emily I Kirn, and they will be as
!ted by Profcaaor A. Jennlnga. Mra W. W, Ktiodee,
l ia Fannie Arnold. Mlaa bell Gee Inner, Mr. Bandara,
H. V. Reed, Mia Glbaoo, Mr. Martin Cabn Sod Mr.
Hevcl B, Frunte.
Another meeting has been callod for next Batur
day to funn a local branch of the lruth National
lt (tae. the call behig atKiied by tha namea of a docua
cilixEi, htadtd ly Jauica Bo;d-
"Omaha A City of Opportunity."
The hailing sign which welcomes the coining
guest to Omaha frames an impressive truth.
Briefly and tersely it points out the destination
for enterprise and energy, and backs up the as
surance of reward by past achievements. The
opportunities seized in the past and developed
far beyond expectations ere no more tempting
then the opportunities the future hold. The
men who projected the meat packing industry
thirty years sgo had the courage of their fore
sight and achieved mighty results. In like
manner the idea of "the market town" pro
claimed by A. n. 8tlckney rooted Into fertile soli
and grew Into an expanding grain market. These
are fundamental Industries and markets spring
ing from the opportunities which farm products
afford. In and about them are many opportuni
ties for converting raw material into manufac
tured products, effecting at the same time vast
economies In bulk and enlarging the avenues of
The opportunities suggested to newcomers
make a stronger appeal to the men on the
ground. One of the greatest opportunities
which has knocked st Omaha's door for years
psst lies in the oil fields of Wyoming. Ener
getic development of that region with a pipe line
along the level Platte valley will solve the prob
lem of cheaper fuel for Omaha and Intervening
towns and give the needed economic Impulse to
old and new industries.
It Is up to Omaha to give the hailing sign
the force of community exsmple by hitching its
chariot to the Wyoming star.
Season for Bed Cross Seals.
Again the Red Cross seals of the American
Anti-Tuberculosis society are before the public,
calling attention to the work this organization
is carrying forward for the amelioration of a
social condition that affects all. Whatever
tolnt of view one takes In connection with tuber
culosls, or disease of any kind, the great out
standing fact Is that It Is preventable. In the
case of the "white plague" the facts are
especially deplorable, because they have to do
with the effects of poverty and carelessness;
more the latter, for It Is always possible to keep
clean, no matter how poor. The combat against
disease Is a conflict with ignorance, to overcome
which Is no easy task. Immunity means that
age-old habits must be changed, and newer and
better ways of doing things adopted. Those
who have engaged In fighting the battle for
health feel they are winning, but they know
they must have continuing support, or their
efforts will be of no avail. The Red Cross seal
Is Just an evidence that Its user has a personal
Interest In the work that is being carried on, and
approves of its purpose.' That is why hundreds
of millions of letters and parcels will be deco
rated with these little reminders during the
present holiday season as they have In the past.
Tooth Brush Controversy
Profit for the British Bondholder.
Whila tha flood . of I .return lng American
securities, to be loosened py ihe war and over
whelm the home market, did not materialize,
now and then a little trickle Indicates that such
a flow Is still possible, although highly Improba
ble. In referring to the conditions that now
prevail on the London market, the Times points
out that It U not altogether patriotism that la
inducing Britons to part with their American
stocks and bonds to Invest In the British war
loan issues. Bonds of American railroads that
sold years tp at a discount as low aa 70 are now
at par, or over, and have, therefore, yielded a
very handsome profit. The! f sale at this time, and
the reinvestment of the money In British bonds
insures 'a double profit, and enables the thrifty
British Investor to turn a pretty penny, his only
risk being against his own government. Even
this advantage has not so far proved so tempting
as to bring out larga quantities of Amerlcsn
securities for conversion. Yankee stocks and
bonds are gilt-edged anywhere Just now,
especially in Europe, and their owners are not
greatly Inclined to sacrifice material certainty,
even under patriotic Impulse.
Pensions for Ministers. '
Executive bodies of leading religious de
nominations are whipping' Into practical form
plans for old-age pensions for their ministers.
For years past the question has been under con
sideration and urgently pressed as a moral ob
ligation. Various methods, tested by results,
depend for success on two sources of revenue
an endowment fund large enough to meet the
expected annual demands or a per capita an
nual contribution from each congregation.
Actuaries estimate that $50,000,000 would be
required to finance the several church pension
aystenls contemplated. The Methodists have
raised $5,000,000 of the $16,000,000 necessary
to Insure permanency act their adopted system.
A similar method was tried by the New York
Episcopal diocese and abandoned for the more
feasible parish subscription plan. Under this
method each parish Is asked to contribute to the
general fund a sum equal to 7 per cent of the
pastor's annual salary. Separate accounts are
kept of parish contributions and the total is
available for the pastor and his family In event
of death or disability, or when the pastor
reaches 68 years of age. The manner of ful
filling the obligation Is not material so long as
practical results are reached. A worthy cause
Challenges energetic co-operation among the
laity. The work carries with it the stimulus of
performing a duty the churches owe to their
A smsll package of joyktlllng news breaks
Into the White House at the moment the glad
hand reaches for congress. Former United
6tates Senator James Smith He stricken among
the Jersey home folks, with barely enough
vitality of assets to psy 15 cents on the doltar.
A business knockout following a political knock
out deprives the administration of the boss rule
cry formerly so effective In rallying the re
formed patriots of New Jersey.
Dr. P. L. Hall Is carrying to Washington a
certified copy of the petition putting President
Wilson's name on the Neorsska primary ballot,
but what use he is to make of it there is not
clesr. Perhsps he wsnts the president to be
able to recognise the signatures again when he
sees them appended from time to time to appli
cations for appointive Jobs.
The process of boosting prices on account of
war In most directions is crude, pitiful and
mostly guesswork. The prize for noiseless climb
ing and steadiness of uplift goes to the vendors
of oil. The honor of presentations belongs to
THE STRIKING aaaertlone that the tooth bruah
does more harm than good, that It not only doea
not clean the teeth, but ltaelf aerve aa a dla
amlnator of Infection, have not been allowed to paa
without denial, though the denial aJitilt that tho
bruah should receive a more thorough cleansing and
aterllliatlon than It uaually ha. In reply to a widely
circulated article contributed by Pr. Bernard Feld
man to oral hygiene, other dentlata aaaure u, that
the brush 1 all right, that It 1 easily aterlllied. and
that If properly used It la capable of doing precisely
what we have been taught from childhood that It
wa Intended to do.
A number of theae rejoinders to Dr. Feldman sp
pear In the pagea of the Journal In which his own
paper was printed. For Instance, Dr. W. H. Berth
of Great Fall, Mont, writes In It an follows: "The
uae of the tooth brush, either soft or medium, htv
caouaed very little harm, if any, either to the taeth
or the guma, and It ha done a great deal to reduce
Inflammation of the guma when uaed to brush them.
In place of ualng the forefinger to masaage them.
Tha use of the tooth bruah ha done more for tha
preservation of the teeth and the restoration of a
healthy condition of the gum than anything elae
that baa come to our knowledge.
"It la safe to ay that In W per cent of the casei
of pyorrhea, the tooth bruah Is very eeldom used, If
at all. The proper use of the tooth brush Is essential
to the care of the teeth; there 1 no substitute. But
that doe not mean we ahould not use silk flosa, for
silk floss la a very good adjunct No dentist would
dispute the statement that the mouth In which a
tooth brush ha been uaed Is more clean and free
from decay than one In which It had not been uaed.
How many people will massage thle gums, use silk
floss, strips, etc.? The tooth brush I handler, and
It can be made a clean and aaeptlc as tha forefinger."
Pr. Benedict Furnlss of New York, writing In the
same paper, expresses hla opinion that there Is noth
ing more menacing about the well-made tooth brush
than there I about one's hair brush or one's sponge
when a reasonable hygienic car I taken of all of
them, and he goes on to ay:
"Beside the fact that th mouth that 1 cleaned
once, twice, or three time a day cannot possibly
supply bacteria In menacing numbers, It must be re
membered that th tooth-bristle. bathed and
saturated so frequently with tooth-past Ingredients
mora or lea antiaceptlc, furnish anything but a
happy abiding-place for germ-peata, no matter how
vital and resistant they may be. So that If w merely
hang th tooth bruah somewhere In the aunahlne at
decent Intervals, we need not get gray worrying about
"If something more sanitary than th modern
tooth brush can be devised and made adaptable not
alone for the dentist' office, but for home uae, let
us give the fellow who are endeavoring to do It alt
the helpfulness we can. But while we're welting for
them. It won't help them or ourselves to throw out
the best thing w know about now."
That proper uae of th brush Involve motion In
the direction of the tooth's length and that the usual
crosswise brushing may do Injury, Is held by Dr.
Jules J. Barrasln of New Orleans, writing In The
Medical and Surgical Journal of that city. Dr.
Barrasln does not believe that th brush carrlea In
fection. "Of course." he writes, "If ten or 1X surgi
cally clean brushes aweep In aa many filthy, septic
mouth, and later, after a thorough rinsing In cold
water and drying (which Inhibit 'bacterial growth),
are used to inoculate culture tubes, an abundant
growth of pathogenlo germs must surely result Con
clusion drawn from such a procedure are strikingly
unscientific because they take no account of the fact
that vaatly more Infectious material will have been
removed from the mouth than can possibly be left
In the bruah, because they do not duplicate condltlona
which obtain when truly germicidal dentifrice are
employed, and because, even as mouth-Infection la
reduced by repeated brushing, It will continue to
remain so far In excess of that In the brush as to
render the latter Insignificant
"Dentist who entertain a sentimental or sensa
tional fear of the tooth brush would act more wisely
by advising Us Immersion In an aqueous solution of
ludtn, followed by rinsing, after each mouth-cleansing,
than by misleading the laity, decrying the brush
without offering a real substitute for It
"Neither the proper, root-to-bttlng surface, bruah
motion, nor an efficient polisher carried by It dry,
haa ever Injured tooth-structure. It la th Improper
crosswise motion of bristles which wears transverse
cervical grooves and Irritates gingival margins, quit
regardless of the dentrlflc employed, unless it be
gritty beyond reason. Bristle and water, or soap,
and chalky Impalpable dentrlflces are unable to re
move completely aeptlo films from and develop tho
protecting polish on exposed aurfacea of teeth, while
a waxed thread or tap Is similarly Inefficient in
comparlaon with positive polishing powder applied by
suitable sgents in both Instance. It ha been proved
that five years' dally polishing of natural teeth with
finely pulverised pumlceatone resulted In perfect
lustroua dental aurfacea."
Here, however, w are apparently touching a
featum of the tooth-brush controversy that really
dlvidea th dental profession. Many dentlata advo
cate the usual, or crosswise, brushing that Dr. Bar
rasln condemn. In a aympoaium printed recently In
Items of Interest, a New York dental Journal, both
methods are advlaed and both condemned. The
editor's conclusion seems to be that the rotary method
la to be preferred, but not when "limited to a single
skirmish." Repeated uae of It not only remove
Invading parasites, but produce an Influx of blood,
axclting greater antiaeptlo activity of th whits
corpuscle. It will be noted that the quaatlon of the
uae or nonuaa of th bruah did not enter Into thla
controversy, all of the participant believing In it a
a valuable agent of mouth-hygiene.
Twice Told Tales
X new minuter In a rural district who wished t
maka the acquaintance of th member of hi con
gregation and also to discover whether they were
pleased with hi discourse, met an old farmer whoae
face ha roco nixed as one who had attended th
church the previous Sunday, and, atopplng htm, aaid:
"Mr. Brown, how did you like my sermon last
"Well, parson." replied the old man. "you aee, I
didn't have a fair chance to Judge. Right In front of
ma w as old Mis Smith and th reat of that gang with
their moutha wide open Juat a wallerln' down all the
beat of your sermon; 'n' what reached me, parson, waa
purty poor atuff, purty poor stuff." Pittsburgh
A street car had Juat atarted when two women,
rushing from opposite aide of th street to greet
each other, met right In the middle of th track and
In front of the car. Thar they stopped and begaa
to talk. Th car (topped, too, but th women did not
appear to realixe that It was there and heeded It not
Finally the motorman ehowed that he had a aavlng
ens of humor. Leaning over the front of th car.
h Inquired In the gentlest of tone:
"Pardon me, ladiea, but ahall I get you a couple
of chalra?" Chicago Poet.
Jim had looked In at the country livery atabla In
aearrh of a Job. Ha seemed promising and waa aet
to work greasing the axlea of a carriage. In a re
markably short space of time h reported the task
"Look here." said hla new boaa. "d'ye mean to
aay you've greased all four of thara. wheel already?"
"Weel," rejoined th new hand. "Ah've greased tha
two front one."
"And why haven't you greased th two hind ner
"Weel," exclaimed Jlia. calmly, "so tang aa the
two front one gana all reet th two hind one hV
to fuller." I'ltUburr" Chmnlcl-Telerraua.
f'nn't t'ndcratanil V llon' Attitude.
SOUTH OMAHA. Dec. 4-To the Ed
itor of The Bee: I certa'nly want to In
dorse every word written by' an old-time
democrat In yesterday's Bee. Whom la
our president representing, anyhow the
ammunition manufacturer or the people
of this, the only great big neutral na
tion on earth? Wilson aurely know that
at leant eight out of every ten of th
people of tho United State want peace,
and so hi refusal to Indorse the Ford
peace party la a slap at a majority of
hi people, and the election of pli vlll
defeat him for thla one act. If fflr no
other. He surely knowa the bualnesa In
terest of the United State are suffer
ing (with few exceptions), and a return
to peace would not only rellev the
greatest suffering this world haa ever
wltneaaed, but would also be the great
est boost for bualnesa the world has ever
seen. So. for the life of me, I cannot
underatand the president' attitude.
3. Q. BLESSING.
Aa Appreciation of Booker Waah
Ingtoa. OMAHA. Dec. S.-To the Editor of The
Bee: I first saw Booker Washington at
Lincoln, where he delivered the com
mencement address to the das of 1903 of
the University of Nebraska. Approxi
mately 6,000 people had packed the Audi
torium, and hi first utterance, "I waa
born a slave," wa repeated in whispers
all through tha audience It struck m
as a tremendously Impressive thing for
the great cultured clrspcs to be doing
homage to a black man who was born
a star. It presented to u the spectacle
of a slave who had become a maater a
maater of a social condition and a leader
of men. He told u the simple story of
how he had gone Into the black belt and
tarted a farm and trade school on the
red hills of Alabama. I became fired
with the ambition to go down there and
lend what assistance I could to such a
deserving movement nd so a few years
later, upon the recommendation of Dr.
Sherman of the University of Nebraska,
I wa elected to an inatruetorahlp In
Engllah and American hlatory.
My close personal contact with Mr.
Washington enabled me to learn many
of his characteristics and th things he
stood for. First of all. th doctrine of
economy enter into his every act and
thought and deed. Booker Washington
never wasted even words. It was alway
the other fellow who did the talking, and
he was listening and thinking. He talked
of nothing but buslnae and hi work,
and all of such talk was either don from
the platform or In a conference which
had some specific object In view. As
in moat modern families. It . devolved
upon the wife to do th "small talk" and
the socialising for the family, which th
amiable Mr. Washington could do very
creditably. I remember taking breakfast
with Mr. and Mrs. Washington, together
with a number of other teachers, one
Sunday morning. We were there per
hars sn hour and a half, and the moat
he eatd was the blessing. Yet the man
ner of the man seemed sufficiently cor
dial a to not maka on feel -uncomfortable,
notwithstanding his amaslng few
ness of words.
Booker waa eminently fair with his
teachers and students. He never took
snap judgment on anyone's case, and
equity ar.l Juatlce wa the basla of his
every decision. When In 1904 the 1,500
tudent compla'ned that the few hours
on each of the five days given them to
work at their trade was insufficient, he
solved the difficulty by making Satur
day a school day, thereby enabling the
students to give three whole days a
week to their trade and aoaderole work,
respectively. No student ever left Tus
kegea because of lack of money, and no
tudent was ever prevented from coming
there because of such lack. He never
forgot that h wept his way through
Hampton Institute, and th boy or girl
who was willing to work at Tuskegee
could be educated.
It waa a fixed custom of Mr. Washing
ton to give a Sunday evening talk to hi
students. This he did moat earnestly,
and th grandest leaaons In thrift and
economy were enunciated here. It Is
my recollects n that he undertook to In
culcate In the minds of student the
valve to tho race of th pioneer, tha
necessity of starting at the bottom, and
the fact that continuous effort along a
direct Una will surely bring success.
Most Tuskegee graduate are prospering
because of th example set and th lea
son taught by their late pr'nclpaL HI
talks war equally Inatruotlv to student
Booker Washington atood for simplicity.
He never liked hlgh-aoundlng worda when
simple English was adequate. He scorned
extravagant dress and -had as much
aversion to silk hats and cane a ha
had for th ragged negro man h told
of seeing with a stick of peppermint
candy. Pomp and oatentatlon among his
people was a oure of much regret and
shame to htm.
There Is considerable speculation as to
tha probable successor of Booker Wash
ington as principal of the Tuskeg In
stitute. It I generally conceded, how
ever, that Mr. Emmet Scott private
secretary to Mr. Washington, will be the
next head of Tuskegee. Mr. Scott 1 a
practical man. an executive of rare
ability and a young man of a fine In
tellect. WILL N. JOHNSON.
No I'nlnm Mnnonolr.
OMAHA. Dec. B.-To the F-dltor of Tho
Bee: In your laaue of December 3, J. W.
Finn, secretary of the musicians' union,
addressee sn open letter to sny member
of the Ancient Order of United Workmen
of Nebraska, requesting the reason why
they ran maintain a band In th manner
In which h doacrlbe.
Replying thereto. I wlah to atate that
letter of this character we have been
privileged to read before, but up to the
present tlm never before, to my knowl
edge, ha the Ancient Order of Untted
Workmen lodge been criticised In open
letter In our daily preae. Mr. Finn well
kr.owa that this matter waa settled so
far as the lodse Is concerned, by their
stating that It waa entirely out of their
province to dictate whether or not w
ahall be union or nonunion. If we were
a union hand nd Mr. Finn haa aa
much as admitted that all would be well
If thta were so) maintained by the lodge
In exactly the same manner aa w are
at present maintained, th lodg would
be Juat aa liable to criticism from their
nonunion member as they ar jt present
from their union member. There I
only one stand that they can take and
that la neutrality. It Is a poor rule that
will not work both waya.
Mr. Finn does not atate facta when ho
aaya that our protest waa against ens
ploying union banda la the city parks.
There waa nothing in our public demon
atratlon that wo old warrant him in form
ing thla conclusion. W do protest and
protest moat forcibly, any action of th
city commission granting to aay on
claaa of rouslciane th exclusive right te
the oublio concert. Our member pay
the same tax nd the r votes carry the
samq weight aa any other taxpayer and
It certainly la not right thnt the city
expenda any proprotlon of our tax money
without giving us an equal allow with
the other musicians whose vlewa happen
to te dltr. roit .r.j..i our. It Is unconatl
tutional; It la un-American; it Is claxs
We do not auk for more than our share,
while his poHt.on la "Whole hog or none."
In Mr. Finn's letter he dodgea the ques
tion at laaue by heaping sarcasm upon
the Ancient Order of United Workmen
lodge of Nebraska, which attack all true
Ancient Order of United Workmen mem
bera should resent
N. S. REEVES,
Manager Ancient Order of United Work
men, No. 17, Military Band.
For a World-Wide Monroe Doctrine,
OGALALLA, Neb., Dec. . To the
Editor of The Bee: A few months ago.
a lone highwayman held uo and robbed
seven coach loads of tourists In the Yel
lowstone park, about 100 people, men and
women. Knowing that tourists are dis
armed before they ar admitted In tho
park It did not require a tremendous
amount of nerve to turn the trick. ,
Come C" un r i a i.ri like the lone high
wayman. They prey upon and sometimes
they annex the weaker ouuntriee by force
of arms. Schleswlg Holatein. Poland and
Lapland are a few examples in modern
times. This ha been coins; on all down
th age, since time Immemorial. The
City of Jerusalem has been destroyed so
mnn.v times that the nnclent city Ilea
burled hundred of feet beneath the
ground. The whole world ha at some
tlm or another been laid waste by the
ruthless handa of barbarous hosts. I have
In mind one place where the table were
turned, when the Ephrelamlte crossed
over the River Jordan to kill and to
pillage among the Israelites, but Jeptha,
the king, being warned of their Intentions
or becoming suspicious made prepara
tions for defense and was ready to receive
them. Out of an army of BO.onO Ephrela
mttes only a handful ever rot baca home.
In this twentieth century It was sup
posed that such thing could not happen
again, and that the smaller and weaker
countrlea would be respected In their
lives, their property and their homes, but
think what Is taking place in the most
cultured nation of th old world. Are
w safe? Is any country safe from In
vasion? Our own America that has
alway been the home and refuge for the
oppressed of all nation.
Let ua make preparations, not for war,
but for defense, Unoreoaredneaa and
weakness Invites attack. Let. us take a
leaaon from the lone highwayman. Num
bers don't count unless you are preparod.
Th principle of might makes right,
will receive it death blow In the present
crisis, providing this country la prepared
to back up it principles at the final
show down, soon to come. A new Monroo
doctrine, broad enough to Include the
Your Uncle Samuel holds the Joker and
I believe he can turn the trick.. "Ftom
every mountain side let freedom ring."
EDWIN M. SEA RLE.
Prayer and War.
CREIGHTON, Neb., Dec 6. To the Ed
itor of The Bee: "Almighty God, In rev
erence and faith we appeal to Thee for
guidance. We feel that we must do what
we can to top the great war. We believe
that the combined demand of the people
of the whole world for peace may be
heeded by the warring powers. We trust
that this effort of all the people may
b acceptable to Thee. We believe that
Thou hast Inspired us to make this ef
fort We have faith that the vole of all
th peopl la the voice of God. We believe
that If the people do their part Thou
wilt help this effort to stop the war.
Bless this purpose, forgive our sins, help
us to do fully our duty here as a prepa
ration for the hereafter. Amen."
This petition, taken from a farm Jour
nal is one of many the writer has heard
along varied lines. As to Its power and
efficacy to produce a desired result,
ther is no rule to measure. At th! stage
of tha game, from general appearance,
the "combined demand" might produce
results establishing "preparedness" if
ther Is enough- gunpowder and "humane
bullets" back of the movement, if the
divine power help in thla effort maybe
it will help the other fellow to passively
submit Interests dear to him. Will he do
it? Nay verily not, because commercial
Interests suffer on both land and sea and
that must be protected regardlea of suf
fering humanity. Shame on such a con
dition of Christian nations pretending to
follow a man who "kicked the money
changera out of the temple" and went
about In an effort to establish peace on
earth and good will to men. Let us
point the finger of scorn at enlightened
nations that have been guilty of the mur
der of more than 5,000.000 men. women
and children; nations defending honor,
home and country with such appalling
results in Its wake. Unlesa there la a
radical change of sentiment In the near
future, prayer and the Chrlatian spirit
will only appear as a huge Joke, with th
most powerful evangelist and his collec
tions of vain lucre In the same basket.
It is not what some one else can do to
stop the war. Let the reader ask him
self the question. "What can I do to
stop this war?" His actions among men
will tell the story.
T. J. IIILDEBRAND.
Here, the Secret la Oat.
NORTH LOUP, Neb., Dec. l.-To the
Editor of The Bee: Th present writer
has been studying mechanics and gun
equipment long befor there was any de
mand for preparedness In this country.
It Is generally known that the allied
I powers have not been able to oppose the
German on account of an Inferior projec
tile carrying an exploalve not sufficiently
powerful tj do th proper work. Tbe
German projectile la a aecret and known
to a limited number of person only. In
working over thla matter. I em fully
convinced thnt I have found, th secret
of the German projectile. A a matter
of fact the public doe not realise the
effectiveness of that part of the German
equipment. Preparedness could do the
coast cities very little good, ss now pro
posed. Any aort of a boat carrying
those projectiles might approach within
ten miles of a city and have It blown
to kindling before daylight. A dozen
of those shells would lay flat the busi
ness district of New York City. The
guns on the Panama canal would not be
worth that many pop-guns agalnat those
shells. Those Inventions must be carried
aa a secret, and cannot be protected by
patent right If the English had the
German projectile, they could capture
Constantinople within ten days. The
French could walk through Belgium
within thirty days. A single hell hak
tng down everything on a forty-acre field
la a marvel. WALTER JOHI80N.
LINES TO A SMILE.
The Wife Oh, doctor, t think Henry
Is much better thla morning. He took
my hand juat a minute ago and called
me hia own little tootsy wootsy.
Doctor The case la more serious than
I thought. It's a very bad slun when a
Eatient becomea delirious. Philadelphia
"Whaf'asked the teacher about to
expatiate on the domestic beauties of
forbearance, "Is the crying evil In every
"1 guejs." volunteered a little girl In
the claaa. "It'a the babies, mum." Balti
"Seems to me that the lawyer have
It eaey in life."
"The rest of ua have to surmount
our own obstacles. But if a lawyer
atrikes ono, he applies to some Judge
and has It set aside." Kansas City
Little Elisabeth and her mother were
lhavin luncheon together and the
mother, who always tried to Impress
facta upon her young daughter, said:
"Theae little sardines, Elisabeth, are
sometimes eaten by the larger fish."
Elixabeth gazed at the sardines In won
der and then asked:
"But, mother, how do the large fish
get the cana open?" New York Times.
"Would your wife vote for you as a can
didate for office?"
"1 don't thinks there's any use of my
bothering my head about that," replied
Mr. Meekton. "I don't believe Henrietta
would let me run in the flrat place."
Clinton Scollard, In Judge.
Diana-like the maiden's mien:
Expert ahe waa with gun and cartridge;
She wore a hunter'a garb of green.
And sought with me the quail and part
ridge. We ranged the tangled woodland side
Tha' creatures of the wild Inhabit,
To wing a plover waa Her pride.
Nor uld ahe acorn to bag a rabbit!
Mile upon mile of moor and close
We tramped, and ahe ahe never wilted,;
And I admired her pose and nose
That waa ao saucily uptilted.
We lunched together on a log,
And talked of game both big and little;
Of love and sentimental fog
I deemed ahe did not care a tlttlet
Ard all went well until a day
When I sat solemn and delected;
Then In her eyea I aaw a ray
That I (poor fool) had not auapected.
Sudden ahe laid aside her gun
And caught un Cupld'e bow and arrow
And ahot a shaft 'twas only one
But that it pierced me to the marrow!
Now in Progress
of the Churches
In ihe Court of The
This annual event is the opportunity par excellence
to select seasonable gifts for friends and relatives. The
ladies have been preparing all year, and their offerings
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Have You Seen It?
The beautifully decorated court is thronged daily
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