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    THE BEE: OMAHA. TUESDAY, MAY 22, 1917.
The Omaha Bee
DAILY (MORNINO-EVEN1NG SUNDAY
FOUNDED BY EDWARD KOSEWATE
VICTOR BOSEWATER, EDITOR
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APRIL CIRCULATION
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cbaaiiaal a altaa aa rsoaaataa.
Are you down on the list fort Liberty bond?
Onuht Polet hsve hown their colon, end
they ere true red, white ind blue.
Each Sunday seems to be t special day of
accident! in Omaha. Safety firatl
A stiff war tax on eoametici merely add the
blue to Milady' itock of red and white.
While Iowa practicea ruthlessness In the blue
law line, prudence auggeata much lest emphaiia
in liberty muic.
The Young Men' Chriatian aaaociation work
ia worthy at all timea, and never more o than In
connection with war.
Not the leaat of the poiaibilitiea of service
abroad if the chance of getting next to the bar
gaia eale of cast-off crown a.
' That verdict agalnat Sarpy county remlnda
taxpayera through the pocket touch that road
safeguard! are more profitable than judgments.
What back of alt thia sudden spasm of puri
tanical virtue over in Iowa? Has the fact that
Nebraska hte just gona dry anything to do
with it?
' Still, In a pinch, room might be found for
Colonel Roosevelt'e avengere In other branchea of
the service. Outleta for fighting spirit are auited
to all .tastes. - '
v The Spanish government Is still In the note
writing stage, which probably explains why Beth-mann-HolIweg
aeea in Spain, his Ideal of innocu
oua neutrality. -
aaa a aa yaa
Boxing as t legalized aport goes out of busi
ness In New York state) November 1. Meanwhile,
aspiranti for ringside honors can be accommo
dated at any recruiting office.
Nicaragua follows Guatemala and Honduras in
cutting Germany off Ita visiting list Truly the
central powers, peeking through Its iteel cage,
glimpse cold and friendless world.
Chicago grain gamblers, headed off from tha
favorite aport of boosting wheat prices, have
turned to oats. They'll keep on until pretty soon
the only game left open'to them will be "duck on
the rock."'
But the war is not going to be permitted to
stand in the way of finishing up our fiftieth annl
veraary celebration of Nebraska's statehood. The
end of the war la indefinite, but the aeml-centen
nial year haa fixed limits.
Young Americans said to be crossing into
Canada to avoid draft are merely following la the
footsteps of some who went there in the sixties
for the same purpose. But they wilt have to come
home and face the music aome day. ,
Spain complains that its complaints to Ger
many remain unanswered. Some people are hard
to please. Laat year tha Kaiser sent his compli
ments to Alfonso by submarine mail service. Does
Alfonso expect a love letter every day? t
Senator Hitchcock'a hyphenated paper at last
cornea out with an editorial captioned "The Se
lective Draft Best" On the roll call on the
adoption of the aelective draft, however, this is
the way the senator ia recorded: "Not voting."
Throughout the war Sweden has. given many
evidences of German friendship, prompted by
business and feara of Russian encroachments. Yet
neither friendship or beneficial trade counta in fa
vor of Sweden. Ita shipping geta the same brand
of ruthlessness given the shipping of enemies.
People and Events
Forehanded flat ownera of Chicago have
formed jolly combine for the purpose of han
dling coal dealera a midwinter frost. To make
sure of results they have bought a coal mine, out
of which they will dig the wherewith to keep
things warm for their tenants in the future and
give dealers the fare-ye-well. .
Through the Swisa foreign office word reached
Rev. Jamea Couch, pastor at St. Francisville, III.,
that hia wife, visiting her father in Germany,
"was shot at sunrise. Friday morning, May 11."
It is supposed that Mrs. Couch, in writing to her
husband, incautiously expressed her known dis
like of the Hohenaollerns. and that the censors
got the letter and aealed her fate. :
One police aergeant and four patrolmen of St
Louie were canned last week for offensive legis-
Utive activity at Jefferson City last winter. Un
able to aecure a salary boost at home the cops
sent a committee to the legislature, together witn
an exsense fund of $13,000. The latter talked
quietly and persuaaively among the aolons and
persisted in talking long after adjournment. The
newspapers eventually sniffed the slush fund and
let out a scream. Five fallen stars comprise the
mortality record to date..
Life in the "paradise of the Pacific." common
ly known as Hawaii, aeema as susceptible to war
influences aa the mainland. Calories, carbohyd
rates and other essentials are not garnered from
' the gtorioua climate. Nor does the erstwhile
soothing notea of the ukelele wholly aoothe inner
cravings for the fleshpots. The reach of the dollar
is not what it once waa; Island politicians admit
the eeoote need more money, ana announce their
readiness to act aa distributors. To start with the
territorial aolons desire a salary raise from $600 to
$1,000 a year. If congress concedes the uplift the
mtuation will be saved and paradise radiate ita
old-time glory.
Kaiser's Dream of World Empire.
Chief Censor Creel must have found time to
read Bernhardi's book, for the chief item of
newa aent out from Washington Sunday night
reada like a review of that much referred to pros
pectus of Prussian plans. Nothing novel or es
pecially alarming ia to be found In this "an
nouncement of the dream of world empire nuraed
by the German kaiser. It has been known to in
ternational politicians for many years; in fact,
tittle effort haa been made- to conceal it from the
world. The pretentioua tour to the Holy Land
by the kaiser and hia announcement of protecto
rate over Turkey was in some ways notice to the
world at large that the Berlin-to-Bagdad line was
not part of a circumscribed plan of development
Therefore, the present announcement can hardly
claim attention because of Its being a recent dis
covery. Such air ambition haa rilled the minds of great
rulers for tbousanda of years. The lust of power,
greed for possession, sheer delight in conquest,
varioua motives have spurred them on, and his
tory Is full of the namea of warriors, listed as
"conquerors," who have nearly if not quite placed
the world under subjection. Such conquest has
alwaya been the hope and inspiration of militar
ism, aa the term ia now understood. It does not
contemplate the peace of the people, save as they
are aubjugated and brought under dominion, and
the world can only be made safe for democracy
by successful resistance to the scheme of empire.
William the Second of Germany ia not the
first to dream these dreams of world domina
tion, nor is he likely to be the last. He ia only
the latest, and his vision of a Prussianized world
ia about dispelled. But the people must realize that
now, aa ever, "eternal vigilance is the price of
liberty," and only those who are ready to pro
tect it will ever enjoy the boon.
Teaching the Oirli to "Can" Things.
One of the lost arta of American housekeep
ing Is to be revived in some degree; canning will
be reatored to Its once prominent place on the
domestic program. Surplua foodstuff of the early
aummer must be preserved for winter use and
a considerable proportion of the responsibility
for thia is to be placed on the housewife this
season. This applies not alone to fruits, but to
the coarser articlea of diet Preservea, jellies and
jams, "butters" and the tike are good and will
be looked to; but vegetables also must be given
consideration. A campaign of instruction along
these tinea is to be carried on under direction of
the University of Nebraska, to the end that best
methods of canning and preserving vegetables be
made known. Systematic work of this sort among
the women of the state ahould have for Ita re
ward great stores of wholesome food for-the com
ing winter, saved from the early summer gardens,
and consequently increased surplus from the
fields of the state to be aent abroad. In this
connection the women folks should heed the
warning that cans are acarce and therefore they
should save every sort of receptacle that can be
used to contain vegetables or fruits for the fu
ture. This is part of woman'a work for the na
tion. Nebraska Board and Interstate Commerce.
The Nebraska Railway commission is to be
congratulated on having discovered it haa no
authority over interstate commerce. Its reluct
ant admission of this, limitation to its activity.,
may presage greater attention to work it can
control. The board's "present position contrasts
strongly with the attitude it assumed throughout
the campaign last year, when the democrata per
sisted In' asserting the right of the state to con
trol interstate business. Tha republicans were
abused lot their stand on the question and ac
cused of surrendering the dearest item in -the
whole list of states' rights, but it seems the demo
crats, aa always, had their headlight on behind
again. Meek submission by the board to federal
authority at this time may be merely a patriotic
outburst, but Its attitude may have been forced
by a decision from the United Statea supreme
court that interstate commerce ia beyond state
regulation. With this point settled and the
through business of the railroads turned over to
the Interstate Commerce commission, the Ne
braska body can find plenty at home to occupy
its attention.
Council to Co-ordinate Effort
.The Nebraska conservation convention, which
opens in Omaha this evening, is really a council
to co-ordinate effort. Americans just now are
engaged on the most gigantic undertaking they
ever aet about, a work that makea all their other
achievements seem small that of arraying and
concentrating all the mighty power of the republic
on the one center of war. Thia task must be
accomplished in the shortest possible time and it
ia the several apparently diaconnected efforts look
ing to that end that give the appearance of con
fusion. Our national geniua for organization is
undergoing its supreme test and those who are
cloaeat to the center feel it will not be found
wanting. Nebraskans have a great part to play
in the work ahead, because from this state the
world expects an immense store of food of all
kinds. The council that ia now to be held haa in
view this demand and will consider plans for
meeting the requisition. Delegates chosen rep
resent every dasa of citizenship and the leaders
in the work are men who are famlliar with the re
sources of the state in every particular. The
deliberationa of thia body ahould be of value, if
It only serves to stimulate and maintain the en
thusiasm of the people in the business now be
fore them.
An emphatic declaration of loyalty to the gov
ernment by American citlzena of Polish descent
accords with the history of the people. In all Eu
rope no other nationality haa experienced greater
wronga and suffered the tyranniea of grasping
dynasties. They realize what liberty meana to
mankind, and their expressions of undivided al
legiance breathe the aincerity born of relief from
monarchial tyrants.
3 I
"The Wolf of Wall Street" David Lamar, is
one of the three plotters convicted in the federal
court of New York. In timea past congress and
Wall Street tried in vain to give Lamar the hook,
but he proved too slippery for the hunters. The
court have him cornered now, but them it no
telling what will, happen when lawyers take his
appeal beyond Naw York.
Railroad managers plugging here and there for
increased revenue get an instructive hunch from
the recent disposition of a slice of railroad in
Iowa. Unable to make a profit on ordinary traf
fic tba road brought more money as junk than the
owner paid for it
. ,4 ,
The Stockholm Conference
By Frederic J. Haskirf
Washington, May 19. It seems to be agreed
among political observers that the conference of
European socialists, which has been called by
the Russian revolutionists to meet at Stockholm,
ia indicative of a new force affecting interna
tional affairs. It ia atated by some that this
conference foreshadows rising of the European
proletariat to end the war.
That, it appears, ia rather more than the so
cialists themselves expect of the meeting. , So
cialists in this country who hsve closely fol
lowed the development of the movement in
Europe say that the Stockholm conference will
probably not accomplish much toward making
peace because none of the belligerents wilt be
adequately represented. The Russian socialists
have issued a call for another conference to be
held in Russia for the specific purpose of dis
cussing terms of peace, and this conference, they
say, provided the Russian radical government
holda together, may have a very important in
fluence in world affairs..
There is no doubt of the impetus which has
been given to European socialism by the success
of the Russian revolution. In autocratic Ger
many, Scheidemann, the leader of the social
democrats, and Lebedour, the leader of the
radical socialists, have risen in their places and
threatened the government with revolution un
less it will renounce its claim for indemnity and
conquered territory. This is rather more in
the way of defiance to government than would
be tolerated in the United States. The German
chancellor is openly catering to the radicals, and
the "junkers," or landed aristocracy of Germany,
who are the most conservative element in the
nation, are threatening to withdraw their sup
port from the government unless it renounces its
new progressive tendencies.
In the German Reichstag the socialist party
before the war was the strongest one repre
sented, having 138 of the 397 membera. Ita
strength remains about the same, but the Rus
sian revolution haa inspired it with a new solid
arity and aggressiveness. The growth of social
ism in Germany may be gauged from the facts
that in 1871 the Reichstag had two aocialist
members, in 1881 it had thirteen socialist mem
bers and in 1890 it had thirty-five.
In England the recent atrikes are attributed
to the same unrest which seems to be running
through the masses of every European country
and the radical thinkera who lead them. In
France the socialist organization haa greatly
strengthened since the war and ia threatening
the control of the Chamber of Deputiea by the
more conservative wing. In 1914 the socialists
and independent socialists had 130 members in
the chamber out of a total of 602.
It is evident from these facts that the so
cialists are a real force in the belligerent coun
tries, and that any co-operative movement of
them, led by the socialist government of Russia,
would be a formidable thing. The obstacle to
such a movement liea in the fact that in all of
the belligerent countries patriotism has proved
stronger within the socialist ranks than that "in
ternationalism" which ia the spirit that the so
cialist would in theory substitute for devotion to
national interests. Thus the French socialists,
although demanding that thejr own government
shall restate its aims in the present war, have
announced that they will not participate in any
conference with the German aocialists until the
latter have used their power to withdraw the
German claim to Alsace and Lorraine. They
will not, therefore, participate in the Stockholm
conference as a national party, although a mi
nority of them may aend representatives
All of the socialist parties believed in the
desirability and feasibility of universal peace.
World socialism before the war claimed 30,000,
000 adherents and 11,000,000 votera. Many so
cialists believed, that the international atrength
of their parties,' waa. great enough to prevent a
world war. But the world war was in full swing
before the socialists could take any steps or even
express an opinion. They discovered that, what
ever they might have done in the way of creat
ing sentiment against war, they certainly had no
machinery wherewith to prevent governments
from making war.
' But as the war went on the socialists' began
to perceive that out of the very cataclysm they
had aought to avert were emerging certain bene
fits to their cause. Thus socialists have con
tended for government control of the meana of
production in order to prevent the accumulation
of private wealth. And in nearly all of the bel
ligerent countries, including now the United
States, the governments have been forced to
assume an increased control over the production
of fooda and machinery and clothea for the sake
of economy and efficiency. This the socialists
regard a a demonstration of the soundness of
their theories.
But the aocialists still stand by their respec
tive governments. The Stockholm conference
will be merely a meeting of the Russian revolu
tionists, the socialists of the neutral European
countries and such representatives of the mi
nority socialist partiea of the belligerent coun
tries aa are able to obtain passports from their
governments.
It is stated that the socialist party of the
United States will not take part in the confer
ence. So far only one American socialist is
known to have applied for passports for the pur
pose of attending the conference. That one is
Jamea E, Howe, the so-called "millionaire hobo"
and president of the International Brotherhood
Welfare association. Mr. Howe was required by
the State department to sign a paper saying that
he would not used his influence toward the mak
ing of any separate peace by Russia. He waa
further informed that his ahip would sail by way
of Halifax, where he might be further questioned
by representative of the allies, who would have
the right to detain him if they aaw fit
Strikes in War Time
-Naw York Journal al Comnterce
The secretary of labor in the president's cab
inet, officials of the American Federation of La
bor and the Council of National Defense have
had to work together to avert a threatened strike
in the Pennsylvania coal fields. They appear to
have aucceeded through some promises of better
wages and improved conditions, bur there is no
way of enforcing voluntary agreements brought
about by official intervention and influence.
In a time like this, when so much depends
upon regular and well conducted meana of trans
portation and distribution of many kinds of sup
plies, there ought to be aome authoritative and
effectual way of preventing strikes in employ
ments affecting important public interests. We
are now in the war and the government needs a
fidelity to its interests and its support that can be
enforced.
Great Britain at the beginning of the war had
much difficulty in putting a atop to strikes which
were costing lives and large losses of property,
and imperiling national interests of great mo
ment There had to be imperial legislation in
what i known aa the defense of the realm act to
put a stop to this. With a good deal of difficulty
the object was substantially attained. But there
have just been some local strikes in munitions
works which brought out a warning from the sec
retary of the Ministry of Munitions, created early
in the war, of the serious consequences that may
be incurred. Those inciting or leading to a stop
page of work in munition factoriea in England are
liable to a penalty of servitude for life, or -a
ahorter term at the discretion of the court
It ia to be hoped that workingmen of the
United States wilt vindicate the principle of dem
ocratic self-government by showing fidelity to it
and giving it loyal support in a time like this. In
doing so they should be fairly supported by their
employers and not have to be subjected to com-
fulsion in the face of any reasonable demands,
.mployers and employes ought to be at one in
aupporting the government in the exercise of ita
war power.
I TODAY I
Proverb for the Day.
Be Just before you are generous.
One Year Ago Today In tbe War.
French recaptured part of Fort
pouaumont at Verdun.
Germans captured mile of British
treachss between Loos and, Arras.
Announcement of junction of Rus
sian cavalry force with British troops
at Kut-el-Amara.
In Omabm Thirty Years Ago Today.
At the reeeptlon given by General
and Mrs. Crook they were assisted In
receiving by Mrs. Wheaton, Mra,
Read, Mra. Kenna,' Mra. p. H. Ray,
Mra. Henry, Mra. Dandy, Mra. Hall,
Mm. Somers and Jennie MoClellan.
C. 8. Hlgtins'and hia son were
thrown out of their buggy on Shtr-
man avenue when the axla of one of
their wheels broke and the team of
bays ran away.
John McEwing of the Union Pa
cific freight auditor's office was mar
ried to Mis Alice Robinson of De
troit The young couple will make
their home at 2705 Hamilton street.
The Misses Nellie and Lisze Corby
gave an enjoyable card party at their
home on Seventeenth street. Those
present were Misses Fannie Groff, Jen
nie and May Wallace, Anna Babcock,
Helen Copeland Ida Boyce, Eunice
Stebblne, Florence England; Messrs.
Kent, Corby, Van Gordon, Ellie, Free
man, England and C. 8. Stebbins.
The following ladle chaperoned a
picnic of young people at Hanecom
park: The misses Shears, Dickey,
Ulin, Whitman and Mra. Lyle Dickey.
Joe and Adolph'a concert garden,
Fourteenth and Howard, which haa
Juat been opened, has a large orches
tra platform with a colossal sounding
board of metal. A handsome flower
garden in the center, electric light Il
luminations and an extensive gallery
for spectators are among the most at
tractive features.
Dr. 8. D. Mercer haa Just received
a team of Kentucky thoroughbreds
from Lexington. They are considered
by local horsemen to be one of the
finest teams to be eeen on the streets.
This Day In History.
1807 Aaron Burr's trial for trea--eon
began.
1808 Charles H. Has well, the first
steam engineer in the United States
navy, born in New York City. Died
there May 12, 1907.
1819 Steamer Savannah, the first
ship to cross the ocean, sailed for
Europe.
1863 Federal Ironclad Cincinnati
sunk.
1867 General Pope, In command of
the Third military district, issued an
order deposing the mayor and chief
of police of Mobile from office.
1898 U. S. cruiser Charleston
sailed from San Francisco for Manila.
1905 Sitting of British House of
Common auspended because of dis
order. 1916 Canadians captured many
German guns near Ypree.
1916 The Carranaa government
demanded, the withdrawal of United
Statea troops from Mexico.
The Day We Celebrate.
Lacey M. Talmage. a New Yorker
by birth, but an Omahan. by choice, is
Just 61 today. He is president of the
Talmage-Loomls Investment com
pany. ' -
Thomas Henry Tibbies was born
May 82, 1889, In Washington county,
Ohio. He once ran as populist nomi
nee for vice president He writes
things for our local democratic con
temporary. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the well
known writer of novels, born In Edin
burgh fifty-eight years ago today.
General Horatio Gates Gibson,
Mexican, war veteran and- the oldest
living graduate of West Point, born
In Baltimore ninety years ago today.
Dr. Jacob Gould Schurman, who
haa been president of Cornell univer
sity for a quarter of a century, born
at Freetown, P. E. I., sixty-three years
ago today.
Charles H. Markham, president of
the Illinois Central railroad, born at
Clarksville, Tenn., fifty-six years ago
today.
Tlmoy Jottings and Reminders.
Bankers of North Dakota will be
gin a series of district conventions to
day to aid the food production and
food conservation movement.
. Governor Harrington has called a
special session cf the Maryland legis
lature to meet today to consider ques
tions of defense, food conservation
and other war measures.
The great pageant to have opened
at Memphis today In celebration of
the completion of the Harahan bridge
across the Mississippi has been called
oft on account of the war.
The annual convention of the Mas
ter Boiler Makers' association of the
United Statea is to open today at Rich
mond, Va., and will continue in aea
aion until the end of the week.
Dr. Nicholaa Murray Butler, presi
dent of Columbia university, Is to de
liver the oration today at the silver
Jubilee commencement of North Car
olina Normal and Industrial college.
A national conference on "the hu
man factor in industrial preparedness"
is to meet in Chicago today under the
auspices of theWestera efficiency so
ciety. Storyette of the Day.
"I Just know," simpered a young
matron to a friend, as she gazed out
upon the ballroom floor, "I Juat know
that horrid Jones woman is in love
with my husband. I know and I
think she is the limit." '
"Nonsense, Mary," replied the
friend. "You are Imagining things.
Why. your husband ha hardly spoken
to her this evening excepting as the
conve nationalities demanded. You're
dreaming. Wake up."
"No. I'm not. I know what I'm
talking about She's simply head over
heels In love with him."
"How do you know that?"
"Well, she has danced with my hus
band twice and no woman can do that
without being dead In love with him
and willing to overlook a great deal.
I can't dance with him more than
once myself." Utlca Observer.
LIBERTY ABUSED.
From eompass points all around to wait
Tha city dog's a common peat
I lova all klndlr friendly cura;
But know they are a common outae.
Thay spoil our flowers, besmirch cur vlnaa,
And do much harm of varioua kinds.
Disturb our early momlnc nap
Willi their Internal nofcy yap.
They coma from far each early morn
To leave their cards upon our lawa.
We riant our varden aoeda with care
For doss to come and lay them bare.
And wlfoy almoat haa a apaam
Whan aha percelv-a a mlahty chasm
In amoothlr nnlahed sardea bad,
la maklne which her laaa got red,
Wa certainly do lova a dog
afueh batter thaa the human hos,
Who aeema to aea no human duty
To make a home a place of beamy.
Tha worda wo utter aurely acorch
When on our nicely freah cleaned porch.
Our nelshbor'a doga make muddy tracks
And tempt ua core to throw aa axe.
Wa will not let (he nolsbbora' klda .
Run. Jump and dls ta our flower beds.
And why their dota ahould rua se free
la ana vraat Bavataxy to BL
Mi nuir.
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Thank for Timely Assistance.
Omaha, May 19. To the Editor of
The Bee: The Board of Director of
the Young Woman's Chriatian asso
ciation wish to express their great ap
preciation of the splendid eervice vou
rendered in giving publicity to the
summer camp sampaign through the
column of your newspaper.
MHU. ALLEN KOCH,
Corresponding Secretary.
Prayers Good and Bad.
Norfolk, Neb., May 19. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: Crop prayers by
farmers for war-winning provisions,
Inventors' petitions for devices to cop
with deep sea perils and the host of
lesser invocations for "my way right
or wrong" must all go unanswered, ac
cording to the conditions laid down
in the Christian oracle. We read
there: "God heareth not sinners."
Moreover It says: "They think they
shall be heard for their much speak
ing." Therefore (my disciples) "pray
after this manner," vl.: "Our Fa
ther who art In heaven, revered (or
hallowed) be Thy name, Thy king
dom come Thy will be done upon
the earth aa It ia in the heaven, etc."
Alas! How short of this model we
see the present measurements. Evi
dently, like the prophe's of Baal, "their
God has gone on a long Journey." The
libel of centuries Is soon to be re
moved from the name of the Al
mighty aa a real God of Love now
waiting for man's extremity to be hit.
opportunity to bring about "the de
sire of nations." Jewdom restored is
the Bible hope of the world for ever
lasting peace. JOSEPH GREIO.
Popularity of Thin Paper Books.
New York, May 17. To the Editor
of The Bee: When I arranged for the
editorial organisation which created
the new Encyclopaedia Brltannica,
and when the work was ready for pub
lication both in this country and in
England, I Issued the book In two
forms one printed on thick paper,
which waa the usual form in which the
Britannica had alwaya appeared, the
other printed on India paper. My ob
ject In UMng this remarkably thin pa
per was to so reduce th bulk of the
volumes that people could hold them
and use them just as they would any
other book that is, without the
slightest effort. I recognised that the
use of India paper was a tremendous
Innovation. It was an experiment pure
and simple. Some of my friends in the
publishing world in London laughed at
the idea: others said it was certainly
worth trying out, nut none said it
would be rucessful.
We let the public decide the ques
tion for themselves. We offered to
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tirely new way of issuing the Brltan
nica by the fact that our records show
that 97 per cent of our subscribers
purchased the Brltannica printed on
India paper. The other 3 per cent
were libraries.
We now find it Impossible to get any
more India paper on account of the
war. Therefore we have to announce
the end of the Brltannica printed on
India paper. Hereafter anyone who
wants the Brltannica will have to be
content with the thick paper.
Now what I have said above would
not Justify you In printing this letter
were It not for the fact, admitted by
all scholars, that the Encyclopaedia
Brltannica Is an educational work. If
its publication ia to be continued, and
If we are compelled by circumstances
over which we as publishers have no
control, to Issue it on thick paper. It
is a question whether It can be made a
commercial success, is view of the
overwhelming preference on rne pan
of buyers for the India paper volumes.
For this reason I hope that you will
publish this letter as a matter of pub
lic Interest to your readers, so that
they will not fall to be apprised of the
fact H. E. HOOPER,
President Encyllopaedla Brittannica.
World Need Preacher.
Omaha, May 18. To the Editor of
The Bee: I have read in The Bee'a
Letter Box Charles Hooper's letter en
titled "More Ministers," and heartily
agree with him. This world la in
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dollar, but the kind that preaches for
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The propheciee of the Bible are faat
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