Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 08, 1917, Page 4, Image 4

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Bolts and bean (ox trot in the pits and the
consumer pays the fiddlers.
Speaking of signs of spring, the shop win
dows have the robin beaten a mile.
The patriot who raises two jobs where but
one flourished before wins a place in democracy's
hall of fame.
Again we are reminded how hard it is to bold
man who Is drafted for a public office he does
not want
Besides other consideration for their activities,
the U-boats hasten tbe job of filling that hole
in the bottom of the sea.
I Fifteen vessels submarined in twenty-four
hours would indicate quite a good day for "ruth
lessness." Wonder what average is expected to
b maintained? '
From tbe number of salary-boosting measures
fctrodoced, ft is hard to tefl whether the Doug
la delegation looks to the taxpayers or the tax
caters as their constituency,
Intense cold overspreads Europe, multiplying
the normal distress of war. Temperatures far
below tero in Germany must chill the enthusi
asm of making things hot elsewhere.
' For the time being, the war flurry has com
pletely obscured the "leak probe," "bone-dry,"
' "eortc". and various other Bests which those im
mediately concerned are glad to escape.
Another brewery fire I What a shame to let
the flames lick up so much liquid joy when there
are so many parched throats and the time to
the "dnr" inaugural ceremonies is so short I
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.. No amount of conversation will damage the
State house or rear a new one. The building sur
vived many man-made cyclones, but hot air is
at a discount among builders these stirring days.
; To keep the record straight it should be re
, membered that the volume of bills turned in by
the Douglas county delegation merely glimpses
the total of the campaign promises made to get
m on.
The piping times of peace may cease (or a
while, but, as Garfield said: "God reigns and the
government at Washington still lives." 'The
thought inspires strength to meet the demands
of national duty.
Fifteen thousand Japanese reservists in the
Hawaiian islands are reported to have tendered
their services to the United States in event of
war. Coming at this time the report is very an
Boring and threatens a relapse in circles suffer
ing; from Japanophobia.
v T cannot believe the United States govern
meat would seize our ships," says the director
general of tbe HambuYg-American line. But the
crippling of tbe machinery of the interned vessels
suggests that officers and crews are under in
structions to take no chances.
Specious Plea Against Municipal Control
The bill to take from Omaha (and other Ne
braska cities, too) the power of control and
regulation of its public utilities is being urgently
pressed in a way that indicates something back
of it more than mere sentiment. This same
measure, when up before the last legislature, was
beaten because undisguisedly a corporation
measure and its defeat was an admitted Jolt to
the corporation emissaries and lobbyists.
Yet, in an appeal for support of the present
bill, one of its promoters has the brashness to
declare that "the men who are opposing this bill
and what it stands for are the men who are in
charge of publicly-owned utilities. The taxpay
ers o( the city, who want their business man
aged along business principles, are not opposing
this measure and will never oppose it when they
understand it." '
The mind o( the taxpayer may be peculiar and
the attorney here quoted pose as a good mind-
reader, .but when the taxpayer of Omaha realizes
that an effort is under way to make him go to
Lincoln with every grievance he may have against
any of the public utilities serving him here and
present it to a State Railway commission, com
posed for the most part of men who never before
lived in a place that boasted a street car system
or a gas plant, we doubt whether he will regard
it as a boon, even though he may not always be
wholly satisfied with the way the municipal au
thorities handle the problem.
With the situation in the smaller cities and
towns, whose public service troubles are confined
to telephones and electric lighting, we are not so
familiar. The telephone service is already sub
ject to the railway commission and, perhaps,
properly. so, being as much state-wide as local,
but that does not apply equally to the others.
While no one blames the public service cor
poration (or preferring to be relieved of local
control, no sound reason has been advanced why
their patrons and the public generally should ac
Semiofficial reports of extensive graft in mu
nition contract in France occasion no great sur
prise. War is the handmaid of graft In one
form or another, grafter get in their work while
public attention is gripped by the progress of the
straggle. The exception to the rule here is that
France found It out first
Pity the poor Astor babyl Though little
more than 4 years old $60,000 has been spent
on his upkeep and a larger appropriation is de
manded, say $25,000 a year. A devoted group of
nurses, maids, cooks, doctors and guardians stick
closely to the kid's bottle and let none of the
juice get away.
The Dollar In War
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If war comes with Germany, how will the
two countries stand financially? I he United
States occupies a vastly better position than Ger
many in every particular. First of all, the people
of the Unitrd States, outside of a ten-million-dollar
bond issue, have scarcely a dollar invested
anywhere m trie lour belligerent nationslfighting
under the Hohenzollern flag. On the contrary,
both Germany and Austria have very large sums
invested in America. Before the war began,
Germany alone had a bilHon dollars planted in
various enterprises in our country.. Part of that
has certainly been liquidated, but the German
investment in our railroad securities is still hun
dreds of millions. .
War usually stops the payment of dividends
and interest between combatant nations. Were
this rule to follow in case of war at this tune,
Americans would suffer but little. In the matter
of debts and ability to finance a war. the United
States stands upon an eminence high above every
other country on earth. Our national wealth is
more than double that of Germany, while our
national debt is now not one-tenth as great as
that of Germany. The United States could raise
billions of dollars at a much lower rate of interest
that Germany has been forced to pay for every
dollar of its upward of ten billions raised since
the outbreak ot war.
The United States can make more clothing,
blankets, shoes, runs and automobiles than Ger
many. It can supply vastly greater quantities of
horses, mules, sugar, wheat, flour and coffee for
the use of armies. We have two-thirds of the
world s cotton and Germany raises none. Ob
viously, the United States has all the resources
i to wage a swift and successful war, provided they
; could be quickly and ably mobilized.
German Take No Needless Risks.
The thoroughness of German preparations for
war is shown by the reports now coming out of
the condition of interned ships. While the man
aging director of the great Hamburg-American
line expresses hi utmost confidence in the in
tegrity of the United States, it is apparent that
the heads that guide the course of German arms
felt that safety could be found in making as
surance doubly sure. Fittings and machinery of
vessels laid up in American harbors have there
fore been so damaged thai month will be re
quired to make them serviceable. The strategy of
thts may be found in the fact that an interned
ship is of no service to the empire, while it may
be seized by an enemy. By way of precaution, it
is rendered useless for the time; In the end it
will be cheaper to repair it than to replace it
entire. Tbe far-sighted Germans take no need
less risks while relying implicity on the
friendship and honor of the United States.
Restoring tbe Relief Work.
One of the most regrettable results of the
break with Germany is (he suspension of humani
tarian work carried on by the United States m
the war zone. Since the beginning of the war it
has been the privilege of this country to repre
sent the belligerents on either side, and to look
after the prisoners held by each, whether of war
or merely interned aliens. This work has entailed
a vast amount Of work, but it ha been carefully
and punctually performed, and In such way as to
receive commendation from the government con
cerned. Of course, so far as the United States
is concerned, it can now no longer act in this ca
pacity, and until tbe 'nations at war can make
other arrangements the important service must
Steps are being taken to transfer the control
of relief work .for the Belgian and French ci
vilians to Spain, owing to the fact that the United
States must give over its active participation in
the great enterprise. At the matter stands, the
suspension of transport service threatens to be
the occasion of much suffering in the parts of
France and Belgium occupied by the Germans.
Spain is carrying on negotiations with the im
perial government at Berlin, asking that permis
sion be given to continue the relief to the unfor
tunate dependents. Should this be given, the
United States will assist Spain to the utmost de
Unrestricted passage for relief ships should
be required of alt belligerents, as no exigency of
war can be admitted to prevent free travel of neu
tral agents bent on errand of mercy only.
Common Colds
-U. S. Public HMlth Santo-
State Forestry Makes Headway.
Debate in the legislature over a bill to per
mit the establishment of communal forests or
groves shows the growth of an idea. Opposition
to the measure in question was directed along
the line that its operation would withdraw fer
tile land from cultivation to create public parks.
The utilitarian spirit of the farmer does not quite
comprehend the devotion of arable tracts to such
uses. Of course, there are two sides to this ques
tion, and each can bring forward much argument
in support of its position. What is of particular
interest is that the legislature is at last waking
up to consideration of the opportunity the state
has in the afforestration of the waste lands now
idle. In time Nebraska may have the advantage
of tree planting on a scale worth while. It is not
necessary just now to provide expensive machin
ery, nor is it too early to make a real start on
the work. All preliminary experimentation has
been done, the possibility of success has been
demonstrated by the federal government, and it
is now up to the state to do something for it
self. V -
The most prevalent illness in the United States
is the common cold, a disease group included
under one name and considered of such minor
importance that vital statistics do not record the
enormous number of persons who annually are
subjected to suffering, inconvenience and eco
nomic loss thereby. Remarkable-as it may seem,
the widespread familiarity with this condition has
bred a contempt which hides its seriousness, yet
when the sum total of the ravages committed by
common colds is made, it becomes evident that
instead of being a group of trivial affections, com
mon colds must be classed as serious diseases.
The phrase "common tolds," like "charity,"
covers a multitude of sanitary sins, and curiously
enough, the name has been applied to a group
of affections which far from depending absolutely
on cold are frequently the direct result of living
in close, over-heated surroundings having a low
er relative humidity than the dryest desert known
to man.
The word "colds" means an acute infection of
the lining membranes of the nose, tonsils, throat
and larger bronchial tubes. The process may be
even more extensive and amount to a general in
fection of the entire body. AH of the breathing
apparatus excepting the smaller terminal por
tions in the lungs may be involved, and as a
matter of fact the disease may, and often does,
spread to these, thus producing pneumonia. In
this connection it may be pointed out that pneu
monia kills more people in the United States
than any other disease excepting tuberculosis and
heart disease. Many pneumonias begin as a com
mon cold. Colds do not produce tuberculosis,
yet unfortunately what is considered as a cold
may be in reality the first symptoms of the white
The causes of colds are multiform and not
entirely understood. In every ease, however,
they are dependent upon the growth and activity
of living germs which are always received from
other people. It is true that almost everybody
harbors disease organisms in the mouth and
nose, and that these under favorable conditions
will produce a cold in their host But these
germs in every case were received from some
other person. In other words, colds are infec
tious. It used to be thought that sitting in a
draft or a prolonged stay in the swimming pool
would produce a cold. This is erroneous, but the
chilling of the body which the draft produces
and the weakening of the vital forces caused by
too long a swim, lower the powers of resistance
and permit germs which have hitherto been harm
less to their host to produce disastrous effects.
To prevent a cold it is necessary first of all
to keep the body resistance at a high point of
efficiency. This means that the body machinery
should be kept in good order at all times. Good
wholesome food in proper amount plenty of sleep,
the careful attendance to the voiding of the body
wastes, the taking of regular exercise in the open
air, keeping the body clean, keeping the month
and nose clean, the avoidance of hot stuffy, dusty
rooms, the avoidance of exposure to sudden
changes of temperature, the prevention of the
chilling of the body either by cold or wet, are
all protective measures. It should be borne in
mind, however, that even robust persons may
contract colds from people who have them.
The proposal to return to the plan of electing
county commissioners by the voters of the com
missioner's district, instead of by the voter of
the whole county, is another backward step and
just a much so as the choice of school board
members by wards. Folks who are protesting
against the school board bill should protest just
as hard against the county-board bill and for
the very same reasons.
It takes almost a column of double-shotted
editorial space for our amiable contemporary to
tell whv it is eloiinff the door on thai ?W mnA
unlimited publication 6f letters discussing the
war. Why not say it is to coo serve the high
priced print paper, and let tbe other reasons go?
A South Dakota lawmaker would prohibit po
litical discussions in church under statutory pen
alty. - He most be harboring the delusion that
keeping politics out of the church i the tunc a
keeping the church out of politics.
The germs of colds leave the body m the se
cretions of the mouth and hose. They enter the
body through the same route. Thus a careless
sneezer and the person who does not cover his
mouth and nose when he coughs are breeders of
these infections. The little living bodies which
cause colds are so small that a million could rest
on the head of a pin. When a person coughs or
sneezes a fine spray carrying with it untold num
bers of these germs is spread into the surrounding
atmosphere to a distance of several feet and may
easily be taken into the mouth and nose with the
respired air. More direct contact such as by kiss
ing, the common drinking cup, tbe common roller
towel, by pipes, toys, pencils, fingers, food and
other thin which have been contaminated by
the mouth and nose secretion of person having
a cold may also carry the disease.
It is an obligation on tne pars oi persons Hav
ing colds to see to it that they do not spread
these colds to somebody else. The person who
neglects to cover his nose snd mouth when he
sneezes and coughs, the careless spitter, the per
son who permits his germ-laden discharges to
contaminate things which are going to be han
dled trr other Deoole is a menace to the com
munity. If such a person uses public swimming
pools, it ne is not amenaDie to reason ana per-
. J V . : V. LI.Minn k. atmitM Urn
S1SIS in UlSiriUUUlig uib iiiicyuvu, jiiuuiu
avoided aa a aoreader of oestilence.
A good deal has been said about hardening
people so that they will not contract colds. There
is an element of danger in this since to expose
a weak person to the rigors of cold baths and cold
drafts is apt to lower resistance, thus favoring
the very conditions which it is desired to avoid.
At the same time, it should not be forgotten that
the Arctic explorer does not ordinarily have colds
so long as he stays out in the open and that it is
not the engineers and firemen in the cold, drafty
cab who have colds, but those who ride in the
close, dusty, overheated coaches behind. When
all is said, it must be said that dusty, un ventilated
rooms, perhaps, play the greatest role in produc
ing colds.
Since colds are a serious condition they should
be treated as such. A great many people think
they have an infallible remedy tor breaking up a
cold. This may be harmless in itself but usually
it is not and consists of a combination of harm
ful drugs and alcohol, the latter usually prepon
derating. The sufferer takes these preparations
In large quantities and if he is strong enough he
may survive them and eventually get the best of
his cold. Self medication or medication by un
trained persons is always dangerous. It is espe
cially dangerous to those having colds and should
always be scrupulously avoided. As a rule, much
time, inconvenience ana sunering win oe guniini
by consulting an intelligent physician promptly.
If this is not nractkable a brisk saline may be
taken and the patient put to bed. This gives his
body an opportunity to regain its vitality and at
the same time isolates him from other people.
The sick room should be well ventilated and the
windows so opened as to keep the air moving
freely. It is also wise to moisten the air a little
hit hv nutting- a Dan of water on the radiator or
over the register or on the stove. The handker
chiefs and bedding used by the patient should be
sterilized by boiling. Kissing, and the use of drink
ing cups, etc., in common with other members of
the household should be forbidden, it being borne
in mind constantly that colds are infectious and
readily spread from one person to another.
Nebraska Press Comment
Scottsbluff Star-HeraM: Senator Sph-k ha in
troduced a bill in the state senate, tending to
ward the reorganization of the State Board of
Health, and curtailing the powers of the board
of secretaries. Judging from the amount of
grief this bunch of secretaries have caused them
selves and tbe general public, this curtailing
operation should have been performed several
years ago.
Beatrice Sun: It i now apparent that print
Eaper, one of the raw materials of newspapers,
as been altogether too cheap. Doubling the
price has tended to bring about some economies,
but paper is still sinfully wasted. In the large
cities, particularly, the wasteful manner in which
paper is thrown about is noticeable, even after all
the economics which high prices have imposed.
For instance, as you enter the passenger station
at Omaha, you want to buy a paper. The boy
will not sell you one paper. You must take three
of them. The price, 5 cents. Is so small that you
take all three, aitnougn you would as willing!,
nav the nickel for the one naoer you want. I
no other factor than high prices will check the
extravannce in the use of this commodity,
price will have to advance several more points
before wastefulness is cut to tne minimum.
Health Hint for the Day.
Do not take a hot bath after a meal.
aa the blood Is all drawn away from
the digestive organs just at the time
they need it most
One Tear Ago Today in the War.
Germans renewed vigorous attack on
French trenches northeast of Neuville.
German and Turkish consuls and
thirty other indicted by federal grand
Jury In San Francisco for alleged con
spiracy to wreck munitions plants and
to furnish supplies to German war ves
sels at the commencement of the war.
In Omaha Thirty Tears Ago.
At a meeting of the Uly division.
Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias,
General J. K. Smith was elected sir
knight commander; J. C. Kang, sir
knight lieutenant commander, and
Fred Race, sir knight herald.
Observer Hagen at the signal office
was ordered to hoist the cold wave sig
nal, the prophecy being that the tem-
.....-- v,,m fail hetween fifteen
and twenty degrees overnight
The LAdiear Musical socieiy s
piano recital at Lyon ft Healer's In
which Miss Bella Robinson, Mrs. H.
D. Estabrook and Miss Ida Thles par
Hose cart No. 4, which was so badly
t.i..j in Minn tn the Rnvd fire, is
again ready for a run, though Captain
Vanderford, who was disabled at the
time, will not oe aoie 10 wui
for a week.
Little Roy Brush, son or George
Brush, residing at Twenty-first and
Harney, was buried in Prospect Hill
Postmaster Coutant nas reiurneu
from Grand Island, where he has
hen in attendance upon the Masonic
The trustees ot tne Herman ocnoui
association elected the following offi
cers: Louis Heimrod, president:
George Anthes, vice president; C. G.
Grubs, recording secretary, and
Charles Metz, treasurer.
This Day tn History,
1S1E An American brigade landed
tn the rear of Fort Bowyer to frustrate
a threatened attack on Mobile by the
1819 Leander 3. McCormick, one of
the three brothers famous for their
inventions of farming implements,
born in Rockbridge county, Virginia.
Died in Chicago in 1900.
18J0 General William Tecamseh
Sherman born at Lancaster, O. Died
in New Tork City, February 14, 11.
1841 United States arsenal ai uuie
Rock seised by the Btate authorities.
187J Karl of Mavo. viceroy of In
dia, assassinated at Port Blair by a
1879 Peace between Russia ana
Turkey signed at Constantinople.
1890 Cardinal Pecci, a brother of
Pope Leo XIII, died in Rome. Born
at Carpineto, December 18, 1801.
188 President Barnos oi uuaie-
mala assassinated.
190 Vice Admiral Togo with tno
main Japanese fleet engaged the Rus
sian ships and battaries at Port Arthur.
Why Stand for It?
Omaha. Feb. 7. To the Editor of
The Bee: What's the matter with
Omaha? Where is the proverbial
bravery and resourcefulness of the
men ot the west? Tut tut and again
Five and six "holdups" an evening.
What a record! Here was one last
night under the very shadow of our
"bong tong" Blackstone and I under
stand the victim was a detective, from
whom they took revolver, cartridges
and star. Again zounds and gad
zoo ks!
Why stand for? If our police force
ia not numerous enough to cope with
the evil, what's the matter with our
"citizenry forces?" Pretty crowd we
are to talk about the possibilities of
having to meet a trained foreign foe if
we allow a handful of badly-brought-up
brats anxious for a little easy
money to swagger about and relieve
us at will of our valuables, our wits
and our self-respect
Elsewhere tbe men of the cities
themselves have taken things into
their own hands for a while or co
operated with the police. Twice in
my life have a formed part of such
special or emergency auxiliary police
and the work was effective, speedy
and lasting in its effects, though, I
admit a wee bit drastic And gladly
will I form part of ten or 100 or 200
able-bodied chaps who'll volunteer to
spend a couple of hours a night two
or three times a week on patrol duty.
Of course there would be accidents,
some perhaps serious, and many funny
ones; but even if a reputable citizen
or two should he mistaken for some
thing else and trotted off to a station
to establish his identity. It would be
better far than supinely submitting
to the sort of thing that seems in full
swing now in this city of opportuni
tiesand of "hoid-ups," and of coal
The Day We Celebrate.
Albert C. Kugel, city commissioner,
Is S9. He is a plumber by trade and
once cltv Dlumbtng inspector, to
say nothing of filling all the high of
fices of the local plumbers' union at
different time.
Benjamin 8. Baker was norn reo-
ruary 8, la, at saouia, ia. wra
graduated from the University of
Iowa. Judge Baker practiced law
first at Webster City, la., then at Fair-
bury, Neb., before locating in umaoa.
He has been United States attorney,
Judge of our district bench and judge
of the aupreme court ot new meuco
and corporation counsel of Omaha.
Harrv O. -Steel, general agent ot tne
Union Central Life Insurance com
pany, Is an Omaha boy just 40 years
old today.
Frederick K. Shinrock, manager of
the Glencoe Mills, was born at San
dusky, O., February 8, 1850. He has
been with the Glencoe Mills since 1881
and represents their membership on
the grain exchange.
John Wlsler, the west ijeavMiwonn
grocer and hardware man. Is a na
tive of Germany, where he was born
Just flfty-nve years ago today.
H. O. Bourgeois was oorn r rin tr-j
. 1SS. in Calvary. Wis. He is now
selling church good and supplies, be
ing president of the Bourgeois com-PanT-
.. ....
A. J. EggeTss, nunaeii a - mane-iu-Oernnny"
product dates back fifty
one year today. He la now making
boxes as president of tbe Eggeraa
CFlynsj company.
Baron Rothschild, head of the Eng
lish branch of the great family of
financiers, born in London forty-nine
years ago today.
Dr. Rush Rheea, president of the
University of Rochester, horn in i;ru
ouo. flftv-seven rears ago today.
J. J. Bernet president of the Nickel
Plate railroad, born in una county.
New Tork, forty-nine years ago today.
Rear Admiral William W. Mead. U.
a N, retired, born at Burlington, Ky.,
seventy-two rears ago today.
Right Rev. Charles a Olmsted,
former Episcopal bishop of Colorado,
born at Olmstedrllle, N. ?., sixty-four
rears ago today.
Ad Wolgast former champion light
weight pugilist born at Cadillac,
Mich., twenty-nine years ago today,
Timely Jottings and Reminder.
Dr. Maurice F. Bgan. American
minister to Denmark, Is to sail from
Copenhagen today for a two months'
visit to the United States. The pur
pose of his trip, it is stated, Is for con
sultation on important suojects.
The Pan-American Aeronautics ex
position, the first large exhibition of
aircraft and appurtenance ever held
In this country, will open today in the
Grand Central Palace, New Tork city,
and continue for one week.
Approximately 4,000 acrea of the
Belle Fourche reclamation project
situated In the valley ot the Belle
Fourche, tn South Dakota, will be
opened for settlement today under Uia
term of the homestead and reclama
tion law.
MovyeCvs of tile Day,
At a recent Missouri chaunraqna a
man ram to William J. Bryan and
told him: "I have always voted far
you Vry time you've run. Mister
Brine, an' Til be glad to vote ter you
agin, as offen as possible.' Mr. Bryan
thanked him, and a fellow lyoeum
worker said!
"Don't o get awfully tired of hav
Ing men come up and declare they've
always voted for yon . and always
"No, Indeed," said Mr. Bryan. "Tbe
people that make ma tired are the
ones that aay they've never voted for
me and never will." Ladles' Home
Heat and Nutrition.
Omaha, Feb. 4- To the Editor of
The Bee: The scintillant philosopher
of The Bee gives out ood mental food
for readers who wish to Qroh tn wis
dom from day to day; but he recently
set out a dish that contained nothing
but calories. A person can t live on
calories, as he represents. Even
Billy" Sunday or Cyclone Davis can t
do that
Says Mr. Grolu "Food as to the hu
man body Just what coal is to a
boiler." Many other writers hare pre
sented the same one-sided and mis
leading view. It would be right to say
that certain elements of food are to
the human body just what fuel Is to a
furnace. That Is as far as the anal
ogy goes. The sole purpose of a fur
nace is to produce heat The calori
meter, I suppose, Is aa honest and
faithful as a hen that lays eggs to
door knob; but probably it would
recommend crude petroleum as the
most economical food, because it gives
the most calories for the price.
Having endured more than three
score years of this world's buffeting
in a search lor truth, I nave lost some
of my great esteem for those exalted
persons who are called scientists.
Some of the most ruinous errors have
had their origin and sustenance in so-
called scientific reasoning or deduc
tion. There are two kinds of science:
One is science and the other is not
Tbe famous Edison, if his words
were correctly Quoted, said that a per
son is like an engine, and shoald be
well stoked Just before doing strenu
ous work: although, according to re
liable accounts, he has done some of
his best th taking when his stomach
had been empty for many boors, and
every intelligent athlete or person en.
gaged in close mental work knows
that it is not advisable to take up
the hardest tasks when the stomach
is full. Would any wise pugilist or
wrestler eat a full meal just before
beginning a straggle for victory? Di
gestion is the process that prepares
food for absorption and awnminn.
It consumes energy, and generates
little or none. Probably in many eai
persons greatly enfeebled by disease
have been killed by food prescribed
by physicians when the patients had
not tbe power to digest the food. In
such a case the food sets up noxious
chemical action, the vital power is too
feeble to overcome it and it snuffs
out the flickering name of life, when
anxious friends expect the food to re
vive the patient
The gentleman I now nave tne non-
or to abuse also said: "Don't eat cel
ery, cucumbers or lettuce for nutri
tion." This raises the question, what
is nutriment? The human body con
tains tissues of many kinds, ranging
from the Juices through many degrees
ot compactness to the flinty enamel of
the teeth. Are all these structures
simply aggregations of calories? As
used by pnyslologlsts and dieticians
the word nutriment covers all ele
ments of the passive kind used in tbe
production of energy and also some,
but not all, of those used in tlasue
bullding, but excludes some or all of
the elements that become active agents
In the metabolism of the body, and all
of the minerals used in making tis
sues; and yet those who use the worrl
In this way would say a person Is no)
well nourished who has not In his body
a suitable amount of sulphur, phos
phorus, fluorine, chlorine, iodine, sili
con, sodium, potassium, calcium, mag
nesium, lithium or Iron. All these
they say, and perhaps some mangan
ese, copper and lead, are used in mak
ing tissuea
Heat is but one of many agenli
through which the vital power carrit-.s
on the production, transportation and
exchanges of the internal world. U
ia good for a person to have sufficient
intelligence and mental breadth u
realize that he baa a little world with
in himself. This conception gives dig
nity, breeds noble aspirations and
promotes soundness and etllcieney.
False science cannot reduce htm to
mere mechanism. But it is good to
understand the true analogies between
the internal and external forces iimi
structures. BERIAH F. COCHRAN.
Where the Blame Belongs.
Omaha, Feb. 6. To the Editor ui
The Bee: Permit me sufficient spaci
to briefly answer the letter in your
most valued paper captioned "Why
Girls Go Wrong" and signed by an
expert on the subject "A Traveling
Man." If anyone is fitted to give ex
pert testimony on these most mo
mentous subjects it is a traveling man.
I know, because I have been therc
and can speak first hand.
I find the same fault with this
writer's conclusions as I do with all
men who think themselves the master
and peer of woman. These people
have learned nothing from life expe
rience nor observation.
Ninety-ftve per cent of all crime,
Immorality and their attending evils
have an economic basis and the in
vestigations of our various cities and
states prove it especially so that of
Illinois. I should not cast a slur
at my own mother, wife and daugh
ter, nor would I blemish the fair
name of the most perfect human
creature, to say that any woman would
prefer to sell her virtue for money
just because she was lazy or Just
preferred that kind of a life. I say,
no, it Is not so, and I throw it back
into the teeth of that most Ignorant
or lying traveling man, whose profes
sion Is responsible for a large per
cent of our girls gone wrong. I
know, . do not deny, I have eyes In
see and ears to hear and I do not
care to exempt myself for the part
I have played in this damnable game.
The remedies proposed are worse
than useless, and he knows it I have
a remedy that backs them all off the
First Grant to woman her eco
nomic, social and potttlcal freedom.
Second One standard of morals.
Third Industrial democracy,
wherein the producers of the wealth
of the world get that wealth and
thereby permitting every man an op
portunity of marrying and supporting
a family as It should be supported.
Do not blame the woman, stand up
and ptead guilty, as a man should, that
he la to blame, and be alone.
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I want the women to know that there is doc
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of their sex, and does not advise operation in all
cases, as many do. Hundred of women have
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