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I HIS UMAhA, -THUKoDAy AUGUST 2, 1917.
The Omaha Bee
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it these. Addraae changed aa titan aa reeiuoeua.
Another effect of $2-corn it discernible in
"Stop Waste" is a dandy slogan to go along
with "Safety First." ,
This !ast July in Nebraska was the dry est ever
in more ways than one!
A second Liberty loan is already in prospect.
Coming at a numbered serial?
Mexico will not get a loan in America jugt at
present Our Uncle Sam is busy with jnore im
Omaha has now survived three months of pro
hibition and continues to keep its pace close to
the head of the procession.
Chancellor Michaelis is inclined to talk a little
more than was Von Beihmsnn-Hollweg, but he
doei not say a great deal more.
Rain is reported ot have ruined crops in Que
bec Lack of it almost did the same thing in
Nebraska. Luckily the rain came.
Canada il coming through with an income tax,
too, showing that the Dominion is not averse to
conscripting wealth along with manhood.
Hawaii is just now in the hands of the draft
registration officers, who will do the world real
service if they will only exempt the ukulele.
In the face of the draft t lot of wives seem
to be discovering that they are dependent on their
husbands, who before were mighty independent
While a lot of drafted men are talking of ask
ing for exemption, another and even more numer
ous division of the group it lining up at the re
cruiting office to beat the draft by enlisting.
Senator Robert LaFollette wants a pacifist
majority in the next congress, ostensibly to repeal
"obnoxious laws," but more likely to get a chance
to deliver that speech he was headed off on last
Montana vigilantes have hanged an I. W. W.
organizer as a warning. This is not especially
commendable on the part of the men who took
tht law into their own hands, but it has promise
of being effective. s
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Texas is now trying to enjoin negroes from
leaving that state and coming north. If the
Texas watermelon is not sufficient Inducement to
hold the darkey there, what effect can a court
order have on him?
To look at the Omaha building record would
give even the most skeptical convincing proof of
tha growth of the city. Millions of dollars spent
in permanent Improvements is the foundation on
which the faith of its citizens rests.
If the St Louis brewers really want to have
the tax on beer retained "at $3.50, all they have
to do is to let it generally become known that
the tax will close a thousand saloons in Missouri
and the prohibitionists will do the rest
Denver voters have "recalled" as .a member
of their school board a congressman whose vote
on war measures did not suit them. It is likely
that a number of others now at Washington will
hear from the home folks along similar lines.
Please note the fact that, although "sauer
kraut" has a "made-in-Germany" reputation, our
own Department of Agriculture is urging us to
put in a winter sauerkraut supply. This may not
be foraging on the enemy, but it has the same
The men in the officers' reserve training camps
who failed to land commissions are to have places
as non-commissioned officersif they want them.
Here is where the real tesi of fortitude and ambi
tion will come and effectively separate the quit
tere from the fighters.
Burbank s Super-Wheat
Luther Burbanlr, the wizard of plant life, an
nounces that by scientific crossing he has de
velpped a "super-wheat," which he expects will
vie Id from fiftv to cvintv.fiv hi,.ki. t. .
acre, where the old wheat produces about twenty
Mr. Burbank has, been at this cross-breeding
of wheats for some time hut until
about his super-wheat from actual experiment by
mc miner ana me Dreaamaicer tne wheat regions,
which have been so often fooled by promises of
magic varieties of wheats, will hold their opinion
Last Year's urifat frnn in ttia TTn;ji4 C.-.
Was about 650 million huihrla Vfii!,inl thi. k
three, which Mr, Burbank claims the super-wheat
win no, ana we Have crop of 1,950 million
bushels. The record cron of 191$ was about a bil-
ion Dttsneis. Multiply this by three and, no mat
ter how long drawn out the war might prove, the
surplus wheat could not be exported, and would
stay at home to make the cheapest bread this
Country hat evrr knnwn
Mr. Burbank has more than sixty varieties of
improved plums, runer and apricots to his credit
and the whole world knows the Burbank potato,
tvery canner is grateful fof the "standardized"
Bu.bank pea, and the spineless cactus is ftvirably
received for fodder, in the arirl rporiina nt -
variety of good milling wheat that would ..roduce
ii urn iiuy iq sevemy-nve Dusneis to the acre
vell, here is something that will make every
threshing macHne on the fertile plains of the
Northwest hold Us breath pending further news.
What France Requires for Peace.
Very interesting and convincing as well is
Premier Ribot's spirited rejoinder to the state
ment given the press by Dr. Michaelis on behalf
of Germany, in which the chancellor alleged that
France and Russia had entered into a secret
treaty of conquest and annexation prior to the
Russian revolution. M. Ribot categorically de
nies most of the chancellor's insinuations and ex
plains how those that did contain a semblance to
truth had been distorted. On behalf of France
he again disclaims any purpose of conquest or
annexation, unless in the latter be included the
restoration of Alsace-Lorraine. From Russia
comes a repudiation of the Michaelis assertion
and a direct Support of M. Ribot's explanation
of the position of France.
It is clear that the French seek only that the
Germans retire from French soil, that the lost
provinces be handed back and that good guaranty
against future attack be ' provided. Less than
this France could not be expected to accept, so
far as territorial settlement is concerned. Noth
ing is said as to indemnification to be required,
but that is a detail not included in the accusation
of aspirations to conquest. Dr. Michaelis has
opened his course as chancellor with little credit
to himself, his maladroit efforts at justification for
Germany by counter-accusations against his foes
doing him no good, unless it be to further deceive
his countrymen, whose credulity has already been"
sorely tried by the emperor's spokesmen. If the
address was intended to influence American opin
ion it has signally failed, for our people are in
clined to accept the earnest statements from our
allies is to their intentions rather than the
charges made by a government already convicted
of a lust for conquest.
Conscription of Wealth for War.
The senate redraft of the revenue bill, as out
lined in the news dispatches, indicates an inten
tion to "conscript Wealth" for war service. The
original measure, sent over from the house more
than two months ago, has been entirely rewritten
in the light of calls for money that have origi
nated since then, and what at first was to provide
$1,800,000,000 has been brought up to above
$2,000,000,000. The senate has reversed itself, its
first move being to reduce the house levies, but
conditions have seemingly enforced the opposite
view. Many of the objectionable features of the
Original bill have been removed, that hastily drawn
measure having been revised to conform to more
The great burden of the stupendous levy is to
be borne by the commerce and industry of the
country through taxes on incomes and corpora
tion profits, excise duties and special fees. The
retroactive provision of the house bill reappears,
this time in the form of a levy against the undis
tributed surplus of corporations. Debate on the
measure, soon to commence, will bring out
whether taxes have been laid along lines that will
produce revenue without putting an undue load
on the business of the country. The constant need
of capital for the production of wealth with which
to pay for the war is understood and the point at
which taxation is a danger to this production
must be wisely determined.
What is of most immediate importance.
though, is that congress set soon in order that a
disturbing element may be removed. Until it is
definitely known to what extent the future deal
ings are to be under control of the food admini
strator and. what taxes are to be paid the federal
government the uncertainty must have a deterrent
effect on all business operations. lEarly action on
the revenue and food laws will help things along
Sauerkraut to the Rescue.
While King Corn has been carrying on a win
ning fight against the Cohorts of hot weather,
another monarch is looming up in the food army,
bringing his forces to the rescue of humanity.
King Cabbage, neglected in the presence of
mightier and more puissant of edible regality, has
made his appearance in the east as a real factor
in the battle. Excessive rains have greatly en
couraged the growth of this staple dish, some
times esteemed a household necessity, although
Overlooked by a considerable number -of people,
who associate it with the plebean corned beef,
unaware of its tempting succulence. Comes now
the food administrator and proposes that sauer
kraut in large quantities be made ready agnst
the coming winter. The old-time provision of a
couple of barrels to have for use in case of sick
ness is to be buttressed by a supply that will give
kraut a place on the list of war foods. Seri
ously speaking, however, anything that is whole
some and edible, no matter if lacking something
in daintiness, so long as it promises to lessen the
danger of hunger in the cold days to come, will
be a welcome addition to the nation's larder.
Rival Farmers' Organisations.
Militancy of the Nonpartisan league has
Stirred Other farmers' nrssnlniinno t
their danger from the presence of this new and
aggressive rival. The Farmers' National union,
Society of Equity and similar combinations see
in the new society a danger to- their own exist
ence and a potential menace to agriculture. It
is quite likely that their apprehensions rest chiefly
on the fact that their influence and prosperity is
affected by the activities of the league, which is
pressing vigorously for control in its field.
The Nonpartisan league is successor to the
Farmers' alliance, out of which was born the
populist party, and in some of its manifestations
may be compared to the Granger movement of
forty-five years ago. It is political as well as eco
nomic in its functions and has for its principal
purpose the control of such utilities as most
directly affect the farmer. State ownership and
management of railroads, elevators, warehouses
and kindred institutions is aimed at because of
their direct bearing on the agricultural industry.
City dwellers are included in the larger view of
the league's plan, but the first care always is the
"concern of the farmer.
The movement is reported to be making much
teadway, its present membership in Nebraska be
ing given at 30,000. In North Dakota it is m full
control of the state, having won all offices at the
last election and sent to congress one of its
members. Its existence, as that of its predeces
sors, is an organized protest of the farmer against
real or 'fancied grievances. The Grangers
effected radical changes in the west by legislation
to curb or break up practices of which the farmer
had occasion to complain. The league aims to do
a similar work in the way of remedial legisla
tion and social reform. It is a manifestation of
the resentment felt against the middlemen and
profiteers, who thrive on toll taken from prDducer
and consumer alike. The Nonpartisan league
may not reach the point attained By its prede
cessors, but it is certain to become a factor to
be reckoned with.
We Are Losing Food
Bj Frederic J. Hdskin
Washington. July 29. We live in a period of
emergencies. The time from now until further no
tice has been designated by congress and the
.president as one great emergency; and within
this emergency minor emergencies are continu
ally arising. The most pressing of these is
pointed out by the Department of Agriculture.
We are in the midst of it right now. It is the
perishable foodstuff situation, and it must be met
In twenty-four states perishable food products
have been produced in such quantities that enor
mous amounts of them will be lost if quick ac
tion is nqft taken. The secretary of agriculture
has created a new division in his office to take
immediate charge of this problem. Under the
title of special assistant to the secretary, W. L.
Stoddard has been appointed to direct an inten
sive campaign for a period of three weeks with
the sole object of arousing the country before it
is too late. The foodstuffs in question are per
ishables, and the time for preserving them is snort
at best and getting shorter.
The campaign was decided upon as the result
of a preliminary conference held some time ago.
The country's response to the home garden cam
paign had been very ready and enthusiastic.
Farmers and truck farmers had greatly increased
their acreage. The next question was the disposi
tion of the coming harvest. Tefcgrams were sent
to the men in charge of the agricultural extension
work all over the United States asking various
questions, the answers to which would summarize
the situation. The replies to these teltyrams
showed very clearly that an emergency was at
The reply from Vermont, for example, was
typical of that received from twenty-four if the
richest and most thickly settled states. In reply
to questions as to how much acreage had been
planted in perishable crops, what was being done
io take care of the harvest and what was needed
in addition, the director of extension work replied
that the acreage had been greatly increased over
that of 1916, that everything possible was being
done to provide for the anticipated harvest that
funds were being stretched to the limit in carry
ing o the educational extension campaign and,
finally, that probably not more than halt the
crop would be taken care of unless additional
assistance were provided at once.
This condition, unfortunately not at all ex
ceptional, is the direct result of the big drive
to encourage home gardening and, increased
acreage of all kinds. It was unavoidable, and
should not be discouraging. The United States
was confronted with tne war emergency very
suddenly and the war brought with it th duty
of feeding half of Europe. One of the quickest
ways to prepare for the task was to plant mil
lions of gardens in front and back yard:, and in
vacant lots. Aided by numerous other agencies,
official and unofficial, the department put through
the home garden campaign with a rush. Now it
has the task of making sure that none of the
products of this earlier campaign go to waste.
In this, as in many other emergency war
measures, the government is dependent on the
co-operation of the press. Some day the indis
pensible part played by t!e American press in
the hurried war preparations will be recognized
and appreciated. So far the only step in this
direction has been the proposed supertax on the
newspaper business included in the original draft
of the war revenue bill. The great success of the
Liberty loan was largely the result of press co
operation, as the Treasury department gladly ad
mits; the unprecedented achievement of the se
lective draft, whereby a census of 10,00Q,00C men
was taken in one day and the order of liability of
each of them made known within forty-eight
hours of the drawing would have been impossible
without the efficiency of the newspapers, accord
ing to General Crowder himself. The home gar
den planting, which exceeded all expectations,
was made possible by the printing of tens of
thousands of columns of news matter and edi
torials bringing home the necessity to the nation.
Now the need for saving the perishable foods,
which are glutting the markets, is being brought
home1 to the people in the same way.
Mr. Stoddard, the special assistant to the sec
retary, has a staff, including a number of expert
newspaper writers, selected with the aid of promi
nent newspaper publishers. This staff is sending
carefully prepared material daily to every news
paper in each of the twenty-four states where a
surplus of perishables exists. (They are sending
information to press associations, chambers of
commerce, boards of trade, Rotary clubs, chair,
men of food committees and agricultural com
mittees of the state defense councils and to the
numerous private committees which did such pood
work in pushing the garden campaign. Ti.e peo
ple have shown themselves ready to do anything
m their power for the cause, once they realize
what has to be done.
Home canning, home drying, pickling and pre
serving are absolutely necessary measures Be
sides this, the community drying plant, where
perishable foods are brought to a common cen
ter, is a very promising new development. Every
household has a duty in the matter. The families
who have planted gardens are expected to pre
serve what they cannot eat; but more than that,
every household is expected to do its share r- ward
saving the market surplus. Vegetables, fruiti and
all sorts of perishables are plentiful and cheap
in the markets now. There is a daily surplus al
most everywhere. It is no less than the duty of
housekeepers to g out two or three times weekly
and purchase a share of this surplus and preserve
it. This is not onl patriotic, but good economy.
A central office to direct the whole campaign
is sorely needed, and the new division premises
to supply it. For example, the question of cans
came up for consideration. It was found that the
supply of tin was inadequate, and the use of glass
jars necessary. The glass jar manufacturers were
called into conference and a plan mapped outby
which they could supply the country with a mini
mum of competition and resulting "dead stock"
in any particular locality. The manufacturers prom
ised to turn out 85,000,000 jars in 100 days and
distribute them through the country in propor
tion to the need. Official assurance has been
given that no unfair prices will be charged for
jars in any locality.
' In almost every state there are a dozen differ
ent clubs, committees, councils and organizations
working on the perishable food problem anl they
are doing a valuable work. But complete co
operation is needed to prevent great loss ot effi
ciency. Now that Secretary Houston has taken
up the matter in person, his office promises o sup
ply the necessary central authority. In the last
analysis, of course, success or failure depends
on the people; but the people have never yet
failed to do their share.
Shafts Aimed at Omaha
Lincoln Star: Omaha housewives discovered
that dealers were refusing to buy vegetables from
the juvenile gardeners of that city. The wholesal
ers evinced a desire to protect the retailers and
the retailers felt an interest in protecting the
wholesalers. Nobody wanted to do anything for
the boy gardeners or the public. If the feverish
demand for large production is not reinforced
much of the excess product will be wasted. Is
it not time to officially demonstrate that commer
cial practices that have been winked at are not
going to be tolerated this year?
Neligh Leader: The Omaha polic investiga
tion has rcsultrd in the dismissal of Chief of De
tectives Maloney and Detect 've Sutton. Maloney,
before the verdict was rendered, is credited with
saying that he did not propose to be the gnat
and that if he wss dismissed he proposed to ormg
'own some of the irghor-ups by telhig what he
knew. If Ma'oney was a fc-ood enough detective
f be the chief cf the Omaha department and there
has been an j where near as rruch crookedness m
Omaha as lias been cha'g'd he ought to be nblc
to tell things that w.'vtlc' stir mat'e-s up. Un
bosom yourself, Stephen, and give Omaha a
chance for a real cleanup if it needs it'
Proverb for the Day.
It is no use to save dimes and scat
One Year Ago Today In the War.
1'aria claims gains tor the French
Russian army reported to be ten
mileB from Kovel.
Emperor William put Von Hlnden
burg in charge of all the eastern
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago Today.
Harry B. Davis, for the last six years
head salesman for C. S. Goodrich, has
left for the Rocky mountain country
to recruit his health. He will be gone
about one month, and whether or not
he' will return alone time will tell.
A meeting was held at Trinity ca
thedral for the purpose of reorganiz
ing; the Law and Order league, the ob
ject of the organization being to help
the enforcement of the laws, partlcu-
larly the Sunday laws. Rev. Mr.
Zaher of All Saints, Rev. Mr. ' Clark
St the Presbyterian and Mr. L. P.'
Pruyn delivered effective addresses.
Five ladies of the Sacred Heart ar
rived here from the east on their way
to San Francisco. Father Colaneri
met the party at the depot and
escorted them to the consent to re
main for a few days of rest.
The marriage of James Cameron
and Miss Mary Harris took place at
514 South Fourteenth. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. Dr. Kerr in
the presence of a number of friends
of the contracting parties. They were
attended by E. E: Raymond and Miss
Tony KlefTner. Among the gmeats
present were Messrs. Julius Paustlan,
fiandenberg, Varley, Fairweather,
Harlan, Stewart, Ewell, KlefTner, Mrs.
and Miss Schlersting, Mrs. Hattle
Oestner, Mrs. F. KlefTner, Misses Ag
nes and Hulda KlefTner, Effie Field and
- Joe Vanderford, late captain of No.
4, who has beem on the force since
1807, has resigned his position and has
been succeeded by Sam Crowley, driver
of No. 3's big truck.
The Day In History.
1684 Treaty of peace was con
cluded at Albany between the Colon
ists and the Five Nations.
1776 The engrossed Declaration of
Independence was signed at Phila
delphia. 1807 Robert McClelland, governor
of Michigan and secretary of the in
terior under President Pierce, born at
Oreencastle, Pa. Died at Detroit
August 30, 1880.
1810-r Amos Tuck, the first anti
slavery man in the national house of
representatives, born at Farsonsfleld,
Me. Died at Exeter, N. H., December
1815 -Conventions between Great
Britain, Prussia, Austria and Russia,
by which Bonaparte was declared the
prisoner of the allies.
1817 The first steamboat to ascend
the upper Mississippi, the General
Pike, arrived at St Louis.
1870 In the presence of Napoleon
III and the prince imperial, the
French under Frossard dislodged the
Germans from Saarbruck.
1888 The Southern exposition at
Louisville was opened by President
1914 German troops invaded
France and Russians crossed the Ger
1915 German official announce
ment of the capture of Mltau, capital
The Day Wo Celebrate.
Dr. Charles H. Gietzen Is Just 41 to
day. He was born in Fremont and
graduated in dental surgery at North
western university In Chicago.
Sir William Watson, celebrated Eng
lish poet born in Yorkshire fifty-nine
years ago today.
Princess Carl of Sweden, sister of
the kings of Denmark and Norway,
born in Copenhagen thirty-nine years
Rt Rev. Thomas Grace, Cathollo
bishop of Sacramento, born In Wex
ford, Ireland, seventy-six yeaiw ago
Samuel E. Plngree, former gover
nor of Vermont born at Salisbury, N.
H.. eighty-five years ago todav.
George P. Wetmore. former United
States senator from Rhode Island, born
in London (of American parentage)
seventy-one years ago today.
Leon K. Ames, pitcher for the St
Louis National league base ball team,
born at Warren, Pa., thirty-four years
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
Samuel E. Plngree, Vermont's old
est ex-governor, celebrates his eighty
fifth birthday anniversary today.
St. Louis today will observe the
100th anniversary of the arrival of the
first steamboat in that city.
The twenty-sixth summer session of
the Ohio Baptist assembly will open
at Granville today for a session of
Charles E. Yeator of Missouri, the
new vice governor of the Philippines,
is scheduled to sail from Vancouver
today for Manila.
Credit and marketing problems are
to be discussed by the Texas Farm
ers congress and affiliated societies,
meeting in annual session today at
Today is to witness the unveiling
of a statue of Abraham Lincoln,
erected in Memorial park. Black Run,'
O., by the Ohio Grand Army of the
Republic and other patriotic societies.
Franca today will observe th third
anniversary of tha killing of Jules
Andre Peugeot, corporal in the Sixth
company of the Forty-fourth regiment
of infantry, who was the first French
victim of the present war.
The entlr racing stable of the
Brownlelgh Park Breeding corpora
tion, the horses in which have-been
racing over metropolitan tracks at the
Kentucky meetings and in Canada tn
the colors of Grant Hugh Browne,
will be dispersed at a special auction
sale to be held today at Saratoga,
Storyotte of the Day.
The budding authoress had pur
chased a typewriter, and one morning
the agent called and asked:
"How do you like your rjew type
"It's wonderfol." was the enthusi
astic reply. "I wonder how I ever
done my writing without It."
"Would you mind." asked the agent
"giving me a little testimonial to that
"Certainly not" she responded. "I'll
do it gladly."
Seating herself at the machine, she
pounded out the following:
"Afteb using thee Automatid Back
action atype write, er for thre emonth
an d Over. I unhesitatingly pronoun ce
it tobe al ad more that the manufac
turss claim! for it Durlnh the Urn e
been in myy passession a J- thre
month it had more.th an paid for
itse-t in thee saving off tlm nD
Likes The Bee's Patriotism.
Axtell, Neb., July Jl. To the Editor
of The Bee: I wish to compliment you
on your patriotic stand in the Meyer
and other cases. People like Meyer
should be interned till the close of th?
war and then sent back to Germany.
If I had not already renewed my sub
scription to The Bee, I would do so at
once, because of your patriotism in
this matter. F. A. WELLS.
Fate of Jerry's Bills.
Omaha, July 81. To the Editor of
The Bee: I thoroughly acquiesce with
your editorial in last evening's issue
headed "Good Move Push It Along,"
wherein you stated that "The Bee has
been at all times uncompromisingly
opposed) to graft in public ofllce In
whatever form." It seems to me that
the proper definition for grafter is a
polite name for a thief. Consequently
stealing through nepotism by saddling
the public pay roll with relatives is
similar to petty larceny the differ
ence between the pilferer and the
criminal who steals a large amount
The petty thief is liable to go to the
penitentiary, while the big thief steps
into the bosom of society. But a
thief is a thief, whatever his station
Jn life might be, whether an office
holder, a speculator in food, etc., or an
exploiter of labor.
Your up-to-date editorials are bound
to accomplish results. One of them
inspired me to introduce a nepotism
bill at the last session of the legisla
ture House Roll No. 98. "Who fears
to speak of ninety-eight?" This meri
torious bill received eighty-three votes
in the house, but when it got to the
senate one ot the distinguished sena
tors from Omaha was chairman of
the committee it was referred to
you know the rest.
It reposed iu that dignified chamber
along with the "minimum or living
wage bill" and other meritorious bills.
The senators scrupulously obeyed the
orders of the political machine.
Congratulates The Bee.
Upland, Neb., July 29. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: I see by today's Bee
you lost a subscriber because you are
loyal to the United Sttes. You have
not lpst much.
. One thing you have not lost is your
self-respect and never will as long as
you stand up for the United States.
We are ih this war to win; we must
and will win. The German kaiser may
have his spies, his traitors and his
henchmen well scattered over this
land, but this is not Russia, and he
will not contaminate a great many;
peshaps some of the ilk of your lost
subscriber. I think to stop a paper
because the editor is loyal to his coun
try is not so far away from troason.
What has any self-respecting Ger
man got to be sore about? Are they
not American citizens? Why lid they
not feel insulted as. much as any other
American when the kaiser broke his
word to us time and again and heaped
insult after Insult upon us so often
that even President Wilson would not
stand it any longer?
Our boys are now In France and
will soon be fighting to free the poor,
downtrodden German people, who, It
seems, have not had the energy or the
manhood to throw off the yoke of tyr
anny, but have remained the drudges
to support his royal nlbbs and to lick
the kingly hand that has held them
in a deadly grip, squeezing their very
life blood out ot them.
This is German kultur, or ts It plain
ignorance? Even China, the so-called
land of the heathen, and Russia have
had the nerve and ambition to wran
gle out of the clutches of the mailed
fist I would suggest to that bright
ex-subscriber of yours that he pon
der over these things some before he
"hochs der kaiser."
A READER OF THE BEE.
What Knowing Truth Does.
Omaha, July 28. To the Editor of
The Bee: Ita the discussion of the un
reality of evil but one purpose has
been kept in view, and that is to state
the proposition so vividly and In such
varied form as to jar Joose the stand
ardized views on the subject, and bring
out the fact that Christian Science
presents a view well worth serious
ccnslderation. Mr. Olson in his com
munication of July 27, states very
fairly the point of view which the
writer held up to a few years ago, and
in pressing home the point previously
presented, there is no lack of respect
for Mr. Olson, or the class he so fairly
Let us paraphrase Mr. Olson's letter
and see' if the logic by which he an
swers cannot be carried through the
assertions by which he seeks to prove
He says that knowing the truth
about it changed the idea that the
world was flat to a knowledge that
It is round. The world never was
flat it was always round. Knowing
the truth about it changes the evi
dence of the senses that the rails close
up behind the train to a knowledge
that the rails do not close up. The
rails never did shut Knowing the
truth about it changed a belief in
witches to a knowledge that there are
no witches. There never was a witch.
Two and two are five. Knowing the
truth about.lt changes this wrong be
lief. There never was a two and two
are five. There never was a ghost.
There is no hell in the middle of the,
earth. Up to this point we are in per
fect accord. Knowing the truth about
it common sense, has uprooted all
these errors and superstitions. Chris
tian Science Is simply trying to add to
this list and it is at this point the
Remember that none of these' evils
were gotten rid of by overcoming
them. They were all destroyed by
learning that they were unreal. The
little "cross-eyed girl" and the "blind
mother" seem so real to us and our
hearts so go out in sympathy for them
that we find it impossible to add these
to the things that are not so, "
Christian . Science boldly affirms
that Jesus so taught. That he healed
the sick and the sinning not by de
stroying evil, but by knowing Its un
reality. Jesus said, "I arrTnot come to
destroy but to fulfill." Christian
Science would come to the world with
no appealing force if it failed to dem.
onstrate its philosophy by healing the
sick and reclaiming the sinner. To
one who has demonstrated over dis
ease, it takes its place among the un
realities as naturally as ghosts and all
the other accepted unrealities find
their only existence Jn dreamland.
CARL E. HERRING.
Omahaj July 80. To the Editor of
The Bee: Some one, whom I suspect
to be a certain man of German birth
and nativity and who has held official
positions by my vote and by the vote
of others of old South Omaha, very
kindly sent me two publications that
are so deeply steeped with the kaiser
side of the war that I wonder that
the government officials do not sup
press them, or at least forbid their be
ing sent through the United States
One publication, which is printed in,
New York, is called the Bull, as a,
tntenf? rm Fneland in this war. ThaS
seems to be the favorite name for Eng
land from the German sympainizers m
this country. The Bull ts issued by the
Bull Publishing company and the men
running it have the German names of
John J. Ruth, president; Adolph Stern,
business manager; E. Francis Pane,
.. n XT TTsmn nrlvprttafns!
rUlLUI, DUU . 4.. - i v . - -
The other publication sent to me,
also printed in New York, is called
Issues and Events. The editor is
man with another German name
Schrader. Both publications are so
strongly pro-German that I should
think the so-called Council fci De
fense for this state has a Job on
Its hands to see that no more copies
of those publications are sent out
What an Isolated Lutheran minister or
two may have said is mild in com
parison with the "kaiser stuff" in the
two publications sent to me.
Both publications make strong at
tacks on President Wilson and the
Council of Defense can make, an ef
fort to suppress them with great con
sistency. Instead of making a moun
tain out of a mole hill, as they did
in the case of a few Lutherans who
may have expressed opinions that are
contrary to what some may call pa
triotism. No such publications as the
Bull and the Issue and Events would
be tolerated for a minute in Germany
and I see no reason why such publica
tions should be allowed in this coun
try. I would advise the man of Ger
man birth who so kindly sent me the
two pro-German publications, as ha
has done a number of times before,
that he will bestow a favor on me by
not sending any more of them, and
then he had better be careful or he
may have some government officials
Investigating as to his loyalty to this
country, for he is known to be a rabid
kaiser worshiper. -
I believe that more than 90 per cent
of the residents of the United States
of German birth are loyal to this gov
ernment, but there are a few rabid ex
ceptions and their work ought to be
suppressed. FRANK A. AGNEW.
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