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Loyalty to the government calls for deeds
more than words.
Count that day lost whose low descending sun
finds not a council probe begun.
Not whisper of cheer come out of Turkey.
Too busy hustling for the makings of a meal.
That "little group of willful men" in the sen
te shows no outward signs of patriotic reform.
Admiral von TirpiU asks further time for the,
U-boat. Second the motion. Let it wait forever.
' Kindly nature these days smiles on the toil
of the gardener and expands his chest and spud
with joyous good wilL
The .hock that is to stir America may also
Bwaken'congress from its lethargy and result in
less talk and more action.
' Hats off, also to Hamilton county, where the
boys beat the draft by volunteering. Nebraska is
proud to have even one county like that.
Denunciation slips from the hide of greed as
easily as water from a duck's back. Let Mr. Vroo
snan give the country names and specifications.
. Now if the Italians on the south pump lead
Into Austria as energetically as the Russians the
dual empire will look like a cross-section of
.Reports classify the crowa -prince of Ger
many, as a thoroughgoing imperial reactionary.
It should be added that he is quite progressive
as a cemetery promoter.
If the food bill can be held off a little longer,
all the surplus stock of whisky will be out of
bond. Revenue receipts 'are bigger than ever for
,lu!y as result of the movement.
Sioux Indians selling off surplus lands around
Pine Ridgfj agency is a yery pleasant reminder
of the progress those original Americans have
made since the Wounded Knee affair.
Red Crow, divisions working with the Allies
have united in a general system of co-operation,
each in its territory operating separately, but un
der common- direction. . Co-operation greatly sim
plifies work, saves much labor and' expense and
ir Hires' efficient service.'
Two-dollar, corn sounds like a dream, but it
Is t fact, and the farmers who held on to some of
last season's crop are getting the price. Mean
while an awful bump is waiting somewhere for
the men who are betting that the coming crop
ts going to be a failure.
.' Precedents and partyism are as so much junk
to Lloyd George. The British premier is out to
win the war, and the best available talent, re
gardless of politics, is none too" good for the
work. In that regard Mr. George sets an ad
mirable example for some other people. ' . ,
. Holland took no chances on the American em
bargo. Ten Dutch ships loaded with grain and
other cargo left "an Atlantic port" two days be
fore the operation of the law. If they succeed
in dodging subseas and evading the blockade the
venture will rank as a triumph of seamanship.
The tragic fate of the Galway fishermen who
fooled with a German barrel mine: no doubt fills
the home town of Judge Lynch with grief and
mourning. The victims, did not know, it was
loaded. Considering the friendliness for Germany
said to exist on all sides 'of Galway bay, it is
shocking to think the kaiser should reward good
will with, a funeral., ,'. ',
Hobo threats against growing crops are 'taken
seriously in Montana, and preparations to meet
them are under way. . If the authors of the threats
will read up or inquire what happened to law
defiers in the days of the Virginia City camp the
knowledge thus gained will ' simplify funeral
arrangements. The sons of -Montana vigilants
are skilled in the ways of the rope and the rifle,
-New Yet a World-
The Postoffice department continues its be
nevolent efforts to safeguard residents of prohi
bition states from the wiles of the rum demon
without their borders. It now rules that adver
tisements of "table d'hote with wine" are "adver
tisements of intoxicating liquors" within the
meaning of the law and are therefore not mailable
to prohibited territories. . -
The corruptng influence on "dry" state morals
of the published announcement that "dinner with
wine" may be obtained in New York for 60 cents
is obvious. The mere mental suggestion of the
printed notice is calculated to induce a condition
of vinous exaltation in the thirsty wholly preju
dicial to prohibition. If the drink evil is to be
put down it must be fought to the last bottle of
red ink in the restaurants of the unregenerate
"wet" cities, even though they be thousands of
But if Postmaster General Burleson is to be
thorough in his orevention of the use of the mails
to disseminate drink literature in "bone-dry" ter
ritory ne must adopt more drastic measures than
these. When the mails are closed to table d'hote
advertisements, can they remain open to copies of
wrau jvnzyyam containing mat reprenensibie lau
datkwi of "a iuz of wine?'7 Will the Bihle t art.
missible with Paul's injunction to Timothy to
use a nine wine lor tny stomach s sake?
The department is nothing: if not consistent in
its rulings. If it is to live md to its renutatinn if
must go yet further in bonehead regulations cov
ering "bone-dry" mail matter
' Aliens in the United States Army.
Discussion in congress as to the advisability of
conscripting .aliens for service in the new army
opens an important question, one that involves
our whole scheme of government. Preparations
for enforcement of the draft has developed the
fact that the apportionment will fall unequally
because of . the presence of large groups of for
eigners in certain localities. This throws an un
even proportion of the burden for service on the
natives, who chafe at the prospect of leaving em
ployment or business to go to "war while the
alien may stay and enjoy whatever of comfort
or safety home conditions provide. The circum
stances serve to emphasize the liberal hospitality
with which we have welcomed the foreign-born,
permitting them to share in all the benefits of
residence here without assuming any of the re
sponsibilities of citizenship and contributing little
or nothing to the support of the government.
It may seriously be doubted if the federal gov
ernment has power to conscript the citizens of
another country. It could turn such sojourners
over to their home governments for military or
other service, interning or restricting the move
ments of such as were from enemy nations, but
here its authority seems to end. That many
aliensare domiciled in the United States who
would be liable to military service at home is
well known. One of the features of the early
days of the conflict was the assemblage of these
by their several national representatives to an
swer the pall, but not all of them felt sufficiently
the patriotic impulse, preferring the fleshpots of
America to duty at home.
This is one of several vexatious incidents in
our progress along a new line, that of raising
an army for defense by draft, and throws into
relief the inadequacy of the volunteer system. In
our other wars the aliens have readily entered the
service of the United States and in this they yet
may be found lined up where they ought to be
with the colors. Patience and prudence will find
an answer to the question and justice will be
done, to alt.
Austria's Internal Affairs.
The speech accredited to Dr.' von Seyler, Aus
trian premier, in which he is said to have set out
the peace aspirations of the dual monarchy, will
direct attention for the moment to Austria's in
ternal affairs. Some of the sentences quoted as
coming from the premier are remarkable for their
disingenuousness. For example, he ia reported
to have said "all peoples of Austria are united ex
ternally and internally by a common tie, by love
of the dynasty and the uniformity of all vital in
terests." This from a man sufficiently prominent
in the political life of the decadent empire to be
put in the high place of premier would be laugh
able were it not actually pathetic.
. In the north Bohemia is straining every en
ergy to break away from Austria and, no matter
what the outcome, can only be held in the political
combination by force of arms. The Poles are
also looking ahead to independence, while Bos
nia and Herzegovinia will not rest in a suppressed
state if the readjustment in' the Balkans is such
as will give them opportunity to enter the new
combination. An understanding between the Ger
mans of Austria and of Bavaria could be easily
reached and the establishment of a central Catho
li? community of interest be made possible were
it clear what to do with the Magyars, who until
the death of Francis Joseph and the overthrow
of Count Tisza had been a source of great annoy
ance and sometimes positive embarrassment to
The discord between the various elements of
the Austrian empire has been generally increased,
rather than diminished, by the course of the war,
and unprejudiced observers generally are of the
opinion that whatever peace is concluded will see
a marked change in its makeup if not the com
plete disintegration of the dominion now nomi
nally under the rule of Emperor Karl.
Employment of Children Out of School.
A report just published by the federal bureau
of education has in it some very interesting in
formation concerning the employment of chil
dren out of school hours. Groups comprising
14,391 children, about evenly divided between boys'
and girls and scattered through' eleven states,
were closely studied in collecting data on which
the report is based. Conclusions reached are that
this employment, while essential for many rea
sons, hat the effect of engendering a dislike for
school work. The child loses interest in lessons,
develops a disinclination to study and, having
gained some notion of economic independence,
breaks away from school too soon.
', On the other hand, the inquiry shows that, in
the majority of cases parents need the help thus
afforded and are enabled through the means of
children's earnings to keep them longer at school.
In, vocational preference the larger number of
both boys and girls seek' employment on farms
through vacation. Educational advantages and
benefit to health accruing from the open-air work
and contact with the processes, of nature are of
more value than the money earned. It is inter
esting to note that a very small percentage of
these immature workers go into factories and
those that do are chiefly employed in the canning
industry. Street vocations are most, condemned,
because of the influence of environment. Money
earned by the children during vacation, is a con
siderable item. The report says 5,181 children
from the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth grades re
ceived wages amounting to $68,342.04, on which
basis the commissioner estimates the total earn
ings of, children of these grades approximates
$60,000,000 a year.
Oversight . by the school of employment o
.L!tJ . . . .
cnuarcn is recommenaea as a reasonable solu
tion for 'the question of objectionable vocations.
It is accepted as established that some useful work
is desirable for occupation of at least a part of
the vacation period, but during the school term
employment outside of school hours is to be
avoided if possible because of its detracting from
One of the leading exponents of "academic
freedom" is Prof. Scott Nearing, now of the Uni
versity of Toledo. Some years ago the ' pro
fessor sacrificed his post, in the University of
Pennsylvania to that ideal. In his present posi
tion his criticism, of American neutrality the last
two years showed alien animus hardly surpassed
by avowed enemies of the country. His activi
ties and preachments at the recent pacifist gather
ing at Chicago leave no doubt that while his
hand reaches for the American dollar his heart
is not true to America. , The quicker that brand
of "academic freedom" gets the "hook" the better.
If passing appropriation bills would end the
war the United States would have bung tip vic
tory long ago. Spending money is asy enough
for congress, but the machinery balls up badly
wnen it comes to raising the reven
"Ye Famed W arm Springs
By Frederic J. Haskiri
Berkeley Springs, W. Va., July 16. This shady
little mountain village has a most illustrious and
interesting past Many of our great cities were
vulgar trading posts running to Indians and pio
neers when Berkeley was already a famous haunt
of the aristocracy. No doubt Newport consid
ers itself something of a fashionable resort, but
Berkeley was entertaining the nobility of Eng
land and the gentility of America when the best
people in Newport were fishermen.
The first word abput Berkeley that comes
down to us was written by George Washington
when he was surveying all this northern Vir
ginia country for its noble owner, Lord Fairfax.
He sets it down in his notes that one day he was
held up by a flood and took the opportunity to
visit "ye famed warm springs." That's about all
he says and we do not even know whether the
father of his country improved the opportunity
to take a bath. But just notice that Berkeley
Springs was already "famed" in 1748.
Lord Fairfax owned the springs and all the
land thereabouts. There is a tradition that this
generous nobleman contributed the springs to
the state for the good of the people. All the
folks hereabout seem to believe it. But there are
certain official records which show that capitalists
in those days were just about as generous as they
are now. One of these records is a petition which
states that 400 persons were then gathered about
the springs, taking the baths for their health,
and that they had no adequate shelter, especially
the poor, who were suffering from exposure. The
petition, which is addressed to the continental
congress, further states that Lord Fairfax will
not even allow a tree to be cut for the building
of a cabin. The petitioners therefore demand
that the state shall take the lands away from the
noble lord and donate them to the people. This
was done; a town is laid out and named Bath,
after the famous English resort. Lots of a quar
ter of an acre were offered for sale and in order
to prevent speculation everyone who bought a lot
had to build a "house on it. George Washington
bought two of the lots and about a third of the
whole town was bought by the officers of his
Needless to say, this at once made the springs
famous from Boston to Richmond and from the
ocean to the Alleghaniea. Here flocked the aris
tocracy of the new-born, nation. Picture the
place yourself.. They came in their coaches and
Cut up at the inn, which had by this time been
uilt. It was the day of duels and minuets, of peri
wigs and powdered hair. The warm spring had
been dug out so that a great basin was formed
and a sort of stockade was built about it. When
it was time for the women to lave their fairness
in the warm and healing waters of a hunting horn
was winded and all of the gentlemen withdrew
to a discreet and considerate distance until their
Martha Washington is said to have been es
pecially fond of the springs, though whether she
came for society or to cure her rheumatism is not
a matter of record. The bathing dress which
she wore at the springs may still be seen at Mount
Vernon. Of Washington there are very few tra
ditions hereabouts, but he must have been a fre
quent visitor. There is a giant elm which he is
supposed to have planted and which is universally
known as the Washington elm.
As the new American nation grew the great
ness and fame of the warm springs grew with it
In the half century before the civil war this little
valley was probably the gayest place in America,
The north did not come here, but the aristocracy
of the south came in force and from many days'
drive across the mountains. Berkeley held then
somewhat the place in the public mind that New
port and Palm Beach do now. It was not merely
gay; it was shocking. There was a hotel here in
those days with room for 500 guests and there
were numerous and some very splendid private
places. The oldest of the bath houses, which still
stands, is known to have been built over 100 years
ago, so that the open bathing of revolutionary
days had been superseded by the little private
baths with their tiled plunges and trained at
tendants. ' Berkeley was getting to be effete and
luxurious when its gayeties were shocked and
shattered by the first gun at Sumter. The young
men who had made the hills echo their revelry
rode away on their horses rode away to a man,
and most of them never, came back. The fol
lowing year the famed warm spring was de
serted. The men were in battle and the women
were at home saving and sewing. And when the
long struggle wa over there were few to come
back. Many were dead and all the rest were
poor. America's great landed aristocracy, the
south of before the war, had been bled to death.
' ... . '
So Berkeley, after a career, of romance unri
valed, relapsed into a village calm. Virginia and
West Virginia had a lawsuit over its ownership.
West Virginia won out, but did nothing about it.
One Dr. Chancellor, a physician of Pickett's di
vision, who had known the place in its heydey
and had great confidence in its waters, made a
determined effort to revive its fame, but failed.
Now another promoter has taken hold with some
what better success. A good many strangers
register at the old Washington hotel; the bath
house has been renovated and the village hard
ware store does a growing business in dippers.
As for the town itself, it is one pleasant shady
street along a narrow valley shut in by wooded
hills. It is also notable as one of the last and
most determined stands of the horse and huggy.
It is full of birds and small boys and sunshine
and memories of lpng ago.
People and Events
Back in New York last week the authorities
burned .up $10,000 worth, of illicit egret feathers.
Here is where Audubons score at the expense of
madam's' headgear. "
"Eat onions!" shouts the food commissioner
of Philadelphia. Why? "They save other food,
help out gardeners, and do you good." There
you are. Do your bite.
' The wonder show of New York at the present
time is a pound loaf of bread retailed for 5 cents.
Good bread, too, appetizing and fortified by a
sprinkling of corn meal with the flour. Demand
for the product already taxes the capacity of the
Former State Senator Black of New York,
author of the Sandwich hotel law, expresses in
creasing admiration for prohibition's hired men.
He loves them so well that he favors placing them
"in glass cases so that the vagranfwinds of heaven
would not ruffle the sacred dust." Sarcasm is the
senator's long suit. '
As a concession to the food saving demands
of the times habitues of the lobster palaces of New
York forego eggnogs, milk punches and the like
and take on board grtenbriars. cocktails, duch-
esse punches, sauterne cobblers and other am
brosial combinations that do not cut into the
food supply. If memory in the dry belt is not
at fault the shift lacks little in patriotic spirits.
Madelaine Sullivan of Chicago once more an
swers the call of the wild. Some years ago she
filled the spotlight by chasing Pretty Hawk, a
Wyoming Indian, for a husband. Failing in this
romance, she married a Montana man and thook
him in less than a year. Her latest catch is Al
bert A. Campbell, Canadian trapper, hunter and
winner of the Winnepeg-St Paul dog races last
February. Campbell lives in the Hudson Bay
country, where facilities for cooling romance are
Nearly a score of Germans identified with pro
German activities in New York and vicinity, will
spend the rest of the war period in the sunny
south, far removed from worry and at the ex
pense of the government. Ellis island holds a
number preparing for a like vacation. One of the
recent additions is Herman Schmidt an educated
German who. posing, as a Russian, obtained a
dock job at Hoboken and helped load the ships
carrying American troops. He is suspected of
having squealed and sent weed along the German
Proverb tor the Day.
Froth is sure to come to the surface.
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Germans launched new counter of
fensive In Longueval sector.
Russians began new great drive on
Lipa river, forcing Teutons to retreat.
British recovered most of the ground
lost to Germans in recent counter at
tack, v ,
In Omaba Thirty Years Ago Today.
At the St. Joseph hospital nine of
the sisters who had taken the white
veil were received into full sisterhood
of the Franciscan order, whose life
is devoted to the nursing and saving
of the lives of their fellow beings with
out regard to religion. The ceremony
was conducted by Rev. Fathers Nico
laus and Anastasius.
Ed Rothery, Jack Roach and Tony
Herold, representatives of the Thur
ston Hose, who attended the Kearney
tournament, have returned home and
the fact that there were no dents on
their white tiles, their canes unbroken
and their dusters untorn show that
they were on their good behavior
while away. v
Jacob Ling and Fanny Roadent were
quietly married by Judge McCulloch.
Two lots have been purchased in
Manawa Park addition on which to
erect a cafe. It is the intention to
have a large tent put up and serve
all kinds of edibles.
F. E. Winning of this city was mar
ried to Miss Mary Belcher at Consum
ners, Cal. The young people will live
Officer Clark of the Humane society
called the street car company to task
for working the horses with sore necks.
Superintendent Smith attended to the
matter at once and had proper col
lars put in use. -
William Balrd, a leading attorney
of Carthage, 111., after a short visit
here, has determined to locate perma
nently in this city.
Henry Hardy of the 99-cent store
has gone east on his annual inspection
and purchasing tour.
This Day In History.
1806 Alexander D. Bache, under
whose superintendency the- United
States coast survey became one of the
most fruitful sources of scientific
knowledge In the country, born in
Philadelphia. Died at Newport, R. I.,
February 17, 1867.
1820 Missouri adopted a state con
stitution. 1826 General John I. Gregg, a dis
tinguished officer of the Mexican and
civil wars, born at Bellefonte, Pa. Died
in Washington, D. C, January 6, 1892.
1842 Frederic T. Greenhalge, gov
ernor of Massachusetts 1893-96, born
in England. Died at Lowell, Mass.,
March 6, 1896.
1850 Rev. Anthony Blanc was con
secrated first Roman Catholic arch
bishop of New Orleans.
1870 England proclaimed neutral
ity in the Franco-Prussian war.
1877 Russian army, In the advance
on Turkey, occupied Schipka pass In
1898 The Cuban provinces of
Guantanamo and Calmanera surren
dered to the Americans.
The Day We Celebrate.
Israel Gluck, Investments and real
estate, was born July 19, 1843. He
was located at Columbus before com
ing to Omaha.
Prince George . of Greece, elder
brother of the new king, born at Ath
ens twenty-seven years ago today.
Judge Roger A. Pryor of New York,
one of the few surviving members of
the first confederate states' congress,
born in Dinwiddle county, Virginia,
eighty-nine years ago today.
. Colonel William F. Martin, member
of the general staff corps of the United
States army, born in Ohio fifty-four
years ago today. . ,
John Purroy Mitchel, mayor of New
York City and candidate for re-election
next fall, born at Fordham, N. Y.,
thirty-eight years ago today. -
Count de Sails, diplomatic repre
sentative of Great Britain at the Vati
can, born fifty-three years ago today.
General Sir William Henry Manning,
governor of the Island of Jamaica,
born fifty-four years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
The members of the Belgian war
commission, who have been making a
tour of the far west are scheduled to
visit Denver and Pueblo today, in each
of which cities they are to be elabo
The eighteenth national convention
of Gideons, meeting today at Chat
tanooga, is expected to perfect ar
rangements to place a Bible in the
haversack of every United States sol
dier going to the war.
Storyette of the Day.
Colonel Richard L. Wood house said
In a recruiting address in Lexington.
"Nothing will stop the Huns' bar
barities but reprisals. If Rheims ca
thedral is destroyed, let us destroy
Cologne cathedral. And on every ship
that enters the submarine - zone we
ought to put Germans of high rank."
Colonel Woodhouse paused and
"There's nothing like reprisals," he
said. "A tobacconist sent a doctor the
other day a $10 box of cigars, saying
he knew they hadn't been ordered, but
they were so excellent he was sure the
doctor would enjoy them: Bill en
closed. Terms strictly cash.
"The doctor wrote back:
" 'Delighted with the cigars. Though
it Is true you haven't called me in, I
venture to send you herewith two pre
scriptions for rheumatism and dys
pepsia, respectively, that I am sure yiu
will like, as they have given universal
satisfaction to my patients. My charges
being $S per prescription, we are now
quits." Washington Star.
"The Boys of Old Nebraska."
(Ddlcat4 ts th Dandy Sixth Tunc
Th Girl I Left Behind M.")
W'v com from town, w'v com from
BocauM our country naads ui - -W'v
atrapptd on our old 'tit
To guard th hand that teoda ua.
And you can look th country through
From Taxaa to Alaaka.
But you won't find a truer bunch
Than tha boya from old Nebraska,
Wo want to Hvo, If Uva w may,
Wth Freedom' flat above us.
But we can die. If dl we muit.
To ahleld the onea that love ua.
And traltora her beneath It folds
With no one to-unmaalc you.
Bad better keep your boantln mum
Near the- boy of old Nebraska.
Now all of you beneath our flan
Still loyal to th kaiser,
Bad better stop your foolish talk
Before w rcake you wiser.
So don't boast of your German blood
Or it mlsht be our task to
Open a vein and let It out
W boy of old Nebraska. ..
Bom of us learned to tot th sun
Aherdlna Texas cattle. "
We've slept beneath the western stars
And heard the bis snakes rattle.
And we don't fear old Billy's suns
It anyone should ask you.
For we can shoot and shoot to kill
We boys . from old Nebraska.
Omaha. MRS. D. W. CAH1LL
thins: for the patriotic wise men who
' constitute the Council of Defease and
;thc Red Cross to ponder over, th? fecd
i ing of the mothers of the American
I race, if they are feally in earnest to
defeat the kaiser.
. JERRY HOWARD.
Position for a Patriot.
Omaha, July 17. To the Editor of
The Bee: I read with much interest
Mr. J. M. Leyda's letter in yesterday's
Bee and your answer to It. The letter,
because I have known Mr. Leyda for
many years and also because it touches
upon points that seem to be not clear
to some people, and your answer, be
cause it so well meets the questions
Taised by Mr. Leyda. What some peo
ple need more than anything else these
times is a thorough course of instruc
tion in the primary principles of a
democratic form of government.
Everybody who knows anything at
all ought, it seems to me, to realize
that the fundamental principle of a
representative government is final ac
quiescence in the will of the major
ity in governmental matters. If we
do away with that we abolish a gov
ernment of the people. This by no
means implies a blind acquiescence
without the right to our own opinions
in internal relations, but does mean
that the minority has no right to go
to any lengths whatever to force their
own opinions on the majority We have
a good example of this in some of the
Latin American countries, where the
earth revolves every day and the gov
ernment every three, months. Mexico
is a good example.
A government of the people, by the
people and for the people means the
people as a whole and not the indi
vidual. That announcement in the
declaration of independence that a
government derives us just powers
from the consent of the governed does
not mean that each individual of the
government is entitled to do as he
pleases : regardless of or against the
will of the people simply because he
does not believe in that requirement,
but it does mean that all must be gov
erned by the will of the people as a
whole expressed by and through the
authority selected by the people.
Anything else is anarchy, pure and
Colonel Roosevelt In one of his re
cent utterances said that while he con
sidered some of the methods of the
administration not well advised he is
heart and soul for the government as
against anybody else. That is the only
position for any American to take;
anybody else is a traitor. There is
no middle ground. Under the pres
ent conditions an expression of an
opinion or committing such actions as
tend' to influence adverse to the gov
ernment come mighty near to violating
that law prescribing that "whoever
shall adhere to the enemies of this
state or the United States, giving them
aid and comfort shall be imprisoned
for life." We should stand by our own
government against anybody and
every other government in any con
flict. Anyone who is not willing to1
do this ought to move to Mexico,
though the Lord knows Mexico has
enough of that class of folks now.
A. L. TIMBLIN.
Wages and Infantile Mortality.
Omaha, July 16. To the Editor of
The Bee: In yesterday's issue of your
great paper I read with care your edi
torial headed "Better Care for Babies,"
wheretn you Btate, "In both New York
and Chicago organizations of doctors,
nurses and philanthropio workers
have been formed to give attention
to the babies."
It is tiresome, if not disgusting, to
witness the spasmodic maneuvers of
these benevolent philosophers' atten
tion to the babies. Every sane per
son is familiar with the best remedy
for babies, to see that .their mothers
are well fed. Give the parents a liv
ing wage and they will care for the
babies, thereby giving a needed rest
to the doctors, nurses and philanthro
pists. 1 Probably I might better prove my
assertion. The chairman' of the fed
eral investigation committee on in
dustrial relations states in his report
that 36,000 workers are killed yearly
and 700,000 wounded annually that
could be averted. He further states
that "the death rate among babies in
the poorly paid families is more than
four times as -high as among those in
the higher wage groups." I might add
what Miss Julia Lathrop said in a re
port to the Department of Labor' on
July 4: "One of every six babies in
poor homes dies in its first year on
account of increased high cost of liv
ing, which the low wages of the fa
ther and mother are unable to meet."
Miss Lathrop further states, "Among
families where the mother is Torced
to help the father earn the family liv
ing the death rate of babies under 1
year was found to be twenty-eight out
of every 100, most of whom died be
fore 4 months old." Here is some-
Omaha, July 16. To the Editor of
The Bee: David Olson, in the issue
of the 11th, reverts to the common no
tion of the reality of evil because it is
evident to the senses that evil exists.
This he calls using one's common
Common sense is an excellent thing,
provided it is excellent, but labeling
one's own views common sense does
not strengthen the mixture. Common
sense kept the world fiat for a great
many centuries. Common sense
stopped Galileo and the progress of
the world, made Huss a martyr, blot
ted New England with the witchcraft
delusion. Common sense sits on the
back end of a train and sees the rails
close up. Common sense interprets the
Bible literally and the commoner it is
the more absurd the sense. Common
sense interprets "flre" as good or bad
according to the use that is made of
it. which is only a step In advance of
the Parsees, whose god was fire, in
both cases attributing to fire a po
tentiality In, Itself for good or evil.
"We have no objection to the use of
the words common sense and fre
quently the "C. S." of Christian Sci
ence is eaid to stand for Common
Sense, but it should be used only as
the ultimate of philosophy and not
the crude beginnings..
As an illustration our critic sees in
the statement that God is all-in-all a
deduction that if this is so "there is
nothing else." Such common sense
interpretation would render a discus
sion of things spiritual impossible.
Words at the best are inadequate to
express ultimate truth and when their
meaning is dried up to express only
the commonplace usage of the farm
cr stock yards they become impossible.
The "allness of God""ls simply another
form of expression in which to pre
sent the universally accepted fact thart
God is supreme and infinite.
The conclusions which flow from this
postulate are properly the subject of
earnest difference among students, but
the premise is not.
This letter Is written in the hope
that the former letter touching the un
realtiy of evil may not be clouded by
so-called common sense objections to
the fundamentals which were used
only to lead up to the presentation of
the subject as viewed ift Christian
Science. CARL E. HERRING.
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