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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 8. 1917.
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Why a Special Prosecutor?
A delegation of Omaha men,' headed by two
democratic lawyers, has appeared before the gov
ernor, asking that a special prosecutor be named
to look after , liquor cases in Douglas county.
Why? " The city prosecutor has given the boot
leggers no rest, pursuing them with vigor in the
police courts. , Appeals taken to the district court
are yet to be decided, but no one has a right to
think they will not be properly pressed on be
half of the people. A motion made by the city
prosecutor, intended to require police judges to
more strictly apply the law, was argued many
weeks ago and still is held up by the judge who
heard it. This is in no way the fault of the prose-
fa cutor, who has done all he can do. Our present
War on Rodents
By Frederic J. Haskin
i MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
biu,irr. ??if85S.3 county attorney is a democrat, chosen at the same
TiiTmu .fnsuoiuon orwi dtspMiaei I "e "e proamnion amenameni was aaoptea, ana
,y "wwtd. . ,. 1 as yet has shown no inclination to lag in enforce-
V . REMITTANCE ! ment of the dry law. No doubt but both the city
land county prosecutors would be glad to turn the
work over to a special attorney, but why should
the additional expense be added? The move has
the look of a deliberate attempt to add the name
of another "deserving democrat" to the pay rojl
at a time, when the state funds are sorely taxed
by the cost of running the government.
HtniK to drift. upran Of pogtil order. Only J-eent sUmjw tslwB IB
V'.rayaont o miiill accounts. Personal eheok, esoeot on Omm and
i'e-uuera exchange, not accepted. -
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5. tf them. Address ckaofed aa eftea aa racjvaatat
j The road -to duty is straight and clear and
j; honor smoothes the way. '
The base ball season is waning, but tfie foot
ball boys will soon be with as.
Don't forget that industrial peace at home is
i I essential to success in war abroad.
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,c Government hints of slicing ocean rates 60 to
), 7S per cent forecasts the biggest cut of all.
ij, Our State Council of Defense has plenty of
!fj work to do in Nebraska without wasting time on
;tl mere conversation.
One rift of light pierces the Russian gloom.
The country abounds with magnificent distances
for backward evolutions.
j Little has come from the Canadians around
j Lens for several days. fToo busy sending in their
t calling cards as a preiiminary courtesy.
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Keep the boy in the training camp posted on
what is happening at home. Subscribe for The
See fdr hug and have if mailed to him every day.
! "The valley of 10,000 smokes" supplies a first
rate clue to the locality mentioned in the song:
"There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight I"
It cannot be emphasized too often that the
federal secret service has. no desire of getting ac
quainted with people whose loyalty is .open and
above board. .
Where Riga Was Lost.
With a fine burst of that enthusiastic disre
gard for verities or even accuracy that has marked
his career, Charles Edward Russell ascribes the
downfall of Riga to proceedings in the United
States senate and names the men he holds to.be
personally responsible. The Bee has no intent of
undertaking a defense for the senators who have
fallen under Mr. Russell's verbal castigatiw, but
it ventures to suggest that if the pursuit is car
ried back far enough others will be found to be
equally culpable. Mr. Russell reported on his re
turn from Russia that all the people there are
"radicals" and that it matters not what the color
of the flag that flies over one or another section
of the world so long as all are friends and broth
ers together. This sort of gospel in Russia is
confused by the doctrine of nonresistence incul
cated by Tolstoy and his disciples. It is unfor
tunate for the world just at the moment that the
Russian is a dreamer and that the masses there
are so sodden in ignorance and superstition that
they cannot understand their plight. The intel
lectuals of that country have a tremendous task
ahead and are working at it with well-directed
vigor, so that friends of freedom have great rea
son for believing in their ultimate triumph. It
is not altogether fair, though, to allege that the'
seditious talks made in the United States senate
are more than contributions and not the cause
of Russian weakness.
It seems that the problem is not so much to
fyid the aviators as to get the airplanes. It's a
"cinch" the men will be ready to fly before the
machines are available.
A realistic war py staged by the French for
the benefit of Pershing's men it certain to carry
its thrill far beyond the spectators. Depend on
the movies to belt the world with the film.
-That ax mdrder case oyer at Red Oak again
reminds us that' we need a . little speeding up of
our court machinery. In other countries they
don't daudle days and weeks to get a jury im
paneled. " ' . -
Further replies to the pope's peace note "will
be 'dropping in On right along from time to
time whenever a minister of foreign affairs wants
to vary, the monotony. After awhile they can
all be collected in a book and accumulate dust on
Thanks 1rom Crowder Deserved.
Provost Marshal General Crowder expresses
thanks to Nebraska through the governor for its
part in raising the national army. He probably
sent a similar message to all other states, for all
have made response beyond expectation. Ne
braska will accept these thanks in the spirit in
tended and may feel pardonably proud of its share;
Nebraska was one of the first of the states to fill
its quota for the regular army with volunteers;
it had almost completed its quota for the National
Guard when the draft put a check to enlistment;
it has' supplied its share of men and over for the
navy, is well represented ia the marine corps, has
furnished many fine young officers for all branches
of the service and' in all the various enterprises
set on foot in connection with the war has taken
full part. 1 It is true Nebraska has more anti-
Americans than it feels necessary or desirable, but
its masses are loyal to the government, and its
young men have well shown this by their actions.
The state is not given to boasting, but its people
feel that its military record will bear comparison
with that of any of its sisters. ,
' If the natural channel of trade is to be fol
lowed Wyoming bariks will remain attached to
the Omaha branch reserve bank, regardless of
Denver's demands, Wyoming is much closer to
Omaha in all its activities than it is to Denver.
Humiliation, pillage and tyranny in number
less forms fail to shake the heroic spirit of mar
tyred Belgium. Lifeless streets and homes
"closed for national mourning" fittingly lent a
graveyard solemnity- to the route traversed by
the master author of blood lust.
The sale of an Iowa farm of 400 cres for
$70,000 spot cash merely emphasizes the mighty
Some Social and Political Irritants.
Our summer silly season,' now coming to its
close, has been most prolific in its progagatipn
of various forms of social and political irritations,
this due to the disturbance induced by the war.
Activity of various groups of "protest" have been
more than ever a tax on the patience of the pub
lic. From the Bolsheviki and Sinn Feiners abroad
to the militant suffragists and pro-German paci
fists at home, the world has been pestered as sel
dom before by people with lopsided minds pro
posing to impose their own distorted or incom
plete plans in lieu of a Saner program. The
puicx irruans is not more eiusrve or vexatious
than are these human counterparts of the un
stable but pertinacious insect , Coming of cooler
weather ought to bring a subsidence of this
disorder. .Sober judaxSint will get its chance
when the excited individuals have calmed down
or stop to catch their breath, but much tern-
Ij uplift of land values all over the west. Within ,Pory nd some permanent damage has been
the memory of men of middle age land of equal
quality was homesteadcd in Nebraska and yielded
a like fortune by simply sticking to it.
done already by their demonstrations. The world,
however, can bear the infliction so long as the
majority retains its sanity.
. The publicity end of the national food bureau
once more reminds the country of the urgency of
conservation, especially in wheat, so that the rea
sonable needs of our allies may be supplied. The
bureau neglects to explain how it is that our
wheat abroad, despite the added cost of ocean
carriage, yields a larger, loaf of bread for less
money than at home. As late as August 16 the
bakers of London marketed a "quartern loaf,"
weighing three pounds nine ounces, for 18 cents
in American money. The , same weight of bread
here at current prices would cost the consumer
double the London figure. " '
Pershing Pleads for Patience
General Pershing's plea to the American peo
ple for patience is made in reply to those enthu
siasts who want to see . American troops in the.
trenches, but who underestimate the seriousness
of the task thev will' have to oerform" there and
the inadequacy of the existing force to render any
really effective aid to the seasoned troops already
holding the. western line against the Germans. A
premature move on our part, as General Pershing
points out, would be a play into the hands of the
enemy that could not fail to be disastrous.
We are very much in the position in which
Great Britain found itself at the beginning of the
war with respect to an army. ' Ours is in the mak
ing and while '"an excellent beginning has been
made we have not as yet and will not for months
cossess a force commensurate with the require
ments of the situation in Europe. Moreover, the
task before the United States, that of equipping
and provisioning an army for service removed by
3.000 miles of ocean from its base of supplies, is
infinitely greater, than that confronting either
France or England. It involves preparations on
a gigantic scale not only for transport, but for the
distribution and forwarding of supplies in the rear
of the army itself, a These are going forward in a
way which, it is confidently believed, will reflect
credit upon the nation, but it would be a great
error to imagine that the power of the United
States can be brought to bear effectively until
every one of these preparations shall be completed
and armies created capable of performing , the
work that will have to DC COUCi . -
World's Biggest Volcano in Alaska.
Five years ago the world was busy discussing
the astonishing phenomena of volcanic activity
in southern Alaska. The greatest eruption man
had ever Known' suddenly overwhelmed that rc
gion and for weeks gave a stupendous exhibtion
of the might and majesty of Nature's powers.
Ships at sea were caught, miles from the scene, in
the swift deluge of debris ejected by the mon
ster and the adventures of their companies still
serve as foundation for entertaining yarns. ' On
shore none were close enough to give account of
what took place, for the great demonstration oc
curred in an uninhabitated wilderness. Returning
explorers aow bring some more definite news as
to this marvel. The biggest volcano in the world
is Katmai, entirely within Uncle Sam's territory
and unknown until it flamed forth in 1912. Just
what we will da with it must be decided on later,
but while we are waiting for the scientists, to de
cide we can add it to our collection of other
biggest things and take a .justifiable pride in its
possession. It is far enough from any dense pop
ulation to be comparatively safe and therefore
will be good material on which to feed our na
tional passion for boasting.
An American Camouflage company is aboutJ
to be launched in France for the purpose of "ad
vancing the art of military concealment" Camou
flage is French for hot air, fakirmg and fooling
the other fellow. Quite a large staff of artists
in that line are called for by the company for
active service at the front Omaha's response to
the hurry call should be liberal and prompt The
slump in4he wrestling game opportunely releases
considerable camouflage talent for duty over the
It ia gathered from hit roll call of backfire
Immortals spouting at Washington that Charles
Edward Russell declines to give Germany all the
credit for capturing Riga. As a man ol large
vision Mr. Russell agrees with the country
spotting the congressional winners of iron crosses,
v Washington, Sept S. Out in Arizona organ
ized forces of the United States government are
killing about 15,000 prairie dogs a day.
This campaign is justified by the fact that the
prairie dog is in effecCa pro-German rodent. He
consumes enough grain every year to keep a large
military force in the field and reduces our ever
dwindling supply of beef by cutting up the range
wi:h his furrows and eating the native forage. Ex
perts estimate that range which has been infested
by prairie dogs will after they have been killed
support 50 per cent more live stock. In addition
to this damage to range the prairie dog in some
sections destroys great quantities of growing
crdps. - "
And the prairie dog is only one of a large fam
ily of rodents .who are living at the expense of
American farmers and stock raisers. It is esti
mated that the native rodents in the United States,
which does not include the rats and mice that in
fest houses and barns, cause damage to -the
amount of $150,000,000 every year. Against all
of these pests the biological survey of the Depart
ment of Agriculture is waging war and just now
special attention is being given the prairie dog.
Sixteen field parties are at work upon prairie dog
eradication under the direction .from Washington
of Dr. A. K. Fisher and Dr. W. B. Bell. Their
field of operations comprises parts of Texas, New
Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma. Colorado, Wyoming,
North and South Dakota, Montana, Nebraska and
Owing to the immense areas to be covered then
dog killers, as they are called m the west, oper
ate on horseback. They scatter about the bur
rows in the prairie dog towns oats and other
grain which hjis been treated with a special prep
aration of strychnine. A few days later an in
spection of the grounds will be made. It gen
erally shows a few dead animals about the mouths
of the burrows, while- scarcely a live one is to
be found. Most of them are dead in the bottoms
of the burrows. The method has proven sweep
Next to the prairie dog the jack rabbit is one
of the most destructive rbdents in the west. Fol
lowing the destruction of the coyote and other
animals that prey upon them the jack rabbits
have become almost incredibly abundant. They
enter grain fields literally in droves and eat the
growing crop off close to the ground. In win
ter stacks of hay are often entirely undermined
by the rabbits nibbling around their bases. Ne
vada, Utah, California, Arizona, New Mexico,
Texas, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Colorado
all suffer heavily from their depredations. The
western farmers have long made war on the jack
rabbit after their own fashion. They have shot
him, chased him with dogs and in some sections
they regularly organize great drives in which
whole communities participate and rabbit's are
killed by the thousand.
But none of these measures have been system
atic enough to exterminate the jack rabbit in a
region that really suits him. It remained for the
biological survey towork out a method of poi
soning with solution of strychnine applied to
alfalfa leaves and grain, which is now being dem
onstrated all through the jack rabbit belt. The
farmers are taking it up with a will. One man
sent in a photograph showing a pile of 967 jack
rabbits killed in one night with four ounces of
strychnine. Not even the fleet and prolific jack
rabbit can stand up against that kind of warfare.
In addition to the jack rabbit and prairie dog
the most important rodent pests which the' bio
logical survey is trying to exterminate are the
ground squirrel, the pocket gopher and the wood
rats, cotton rats and field mice.
The ground squirrel is especially abundant in
California. Some years ago a great campaign of
destruction was carried, on against them in the
vicinity of San Francisco because they had be
come carriers of the deadly bubonic plague, but
in the rural districts they are still abundant and
destructive. : They are at present doing a great
deal of damage in the California almond orchards.
The pocket gopher occurs farther east and is es
pecially destructive in Iowa and field mice also
do most of their damage in the east. Although
their ravages are not as spectacular as those of
the western rodents they destroy enormous quan
tities of food. ' Iowa paid out $77,000 in bounties
for the destruction of pocket gophers in one year.
In Frederick county, Virginia, last year field mice
did $200,000 worth of damage to orchards alone.
The mole is another creature which is doing
great damage in California, Oregon and Washing
ton, where an especially large and destructive va
riety is indigenous. Although it feeds chiefly on
insects the mole does great damage by undermin
ing the crops with its tunnels.
The biological survey has discovered a fact
which promises the speedy reduction of the num
ber of moles, however. Moleskin has always been
imported into this country from Europe, the fur
of the native moles being considered worthless.
But the government naturalists find that the fur
of this large western mole is of excellent quality
and now a large number of western farmers ex
pect to get even with the mole for the damage he
has done by literally "taking it out of his hide."
Tire physical training and education which will
be given to 1,000,000 or more young Americans as
the result of the war is bound to have a whole
some effect upon the nation when peace comes.
When Germany was beaten by Napoleon in the
early part of the last century tt learned the need
for special training and techincal education which,
while dealing with the individual, nevertheless
would improve the whole nation physically. It
was as the result of this lessor that in 1812 the
German youths of the nation were brought to
gether, gymnastic societies were established and
country and recreation clubs were formed in the
hope of rejuvenating what had been a rapidly de
Some of the nations which have prospered
most in the trades and industries have done so
at the expense of the individual and the nations
which have had more time for recreation fre
quently have proven the most effective in war.
It is encouraging to note that full recognition
is being accorded to athletics by the military au
thorities in the plans they are making for the
training of American soldiers in the cantonments.
The drafted men, who are making a great sac
rifice for the nation will not be altogether with
out compensation.'since their chances for success
in life after the war will be measurably improved
by their new responsiveness to discipline and
their improved physique and mental equipment
r mikj. A V
One Year Ago Today In the M ar.
Terrific cannonade - by allies along
thirty-mile front on the Somme.
Roumanians held up Bulgarian of
fensive and pushed Austro-Uermans
across the Guita Lipa.
In Oniaha Thirty Years Ago Today.
While waltingr for the sham battle
to commence at the fair grounds R. C.
Patterson's span of horses took fright
and ran away, he and his wife being
thrown violently to the gTound and
badly bruised. One of his horses, val
ued at 11.000, had the tendon in his
right leg completely severed when he
ran headlong into a barbed wire fence.
Jlayne's bay pacing stallion, Colum
bia, aged S years, was an observable
animal on the course during fair week.
The Miteical Union band, which re
ceived first prize at the state band con
test at the fair, serenaded W. G. Al-
People and Events
It cost $250,000 and four years of searching to
prove that Crockerland is a myth.
Absinthe blazes the path to oblivion for whisky
in New York next week. The health board has
issued orders banishing the drink from.all places.
Distilleries close September 8, but the stock on
hand promises to hold out until the dry wave sub
merges the city.
Why does the chick cross the road in front
of the auto? - Drivers often speculate on whether
it is one of the spring variety or a tooth pulling
sample they wilt behead for dinner. The thought
absorbed a flivver party raising the road dust near
Columbus, O, But the "chick" stood its ground
and a moment after the impact the flivver hit the
The mayoralty campaign in New York divides
public interest in the war. Mayor Mitchel's re
election draws support from all fusion sources
and promises to split Tammany. The latter
shows a tendency to coddle the discontented
elements. In this fieM Tammany must contend
with William Randolph Hearst whose party is
all dolled up to corner the pro-German vote. The
first petition placing Hearst in the race was
signed by 384 persons, 85 per cent of them bear
ing Teutonic names. .
bright who gave the prize. Mr. Meyer
and Mr. Irvine made brief addresses
and Albright felt as happy as if he
had sold a quarter section.
The Norris hotel, at Sixteenth and
Webster, has changed hands and will
hereafter be known as the Hotel Es
mond. x , .
The new police helmets have arrived
and the cops are resplendent in their
new headgear They are covered with
navy blue clothNand have the usual
visor before and behind. On the front
is a silver wreath enclosing the num
ber and rank of the officer.
Chief Templeton of the fire depart
ment haa discovered that some mis
chievous email boys have been amus
ing themselves sending In false alarms
of fire by throwing brick bats against
the boxes. '
Misa Murray haa returned from her
summer trip up north and is now with
her pencils and brushes' and scholars
This Day is History.
1760 Montreal capitulated and all
Canada passed into the hands of the
1780 George N. Troup, United
States senator and governor of Geor
gia, born at Mcintosh Bluff, Ga. Died
at Dublin, Ga,, May 3, 1856.
1781 Battle of Eutaw Springs, S.
C, the last Important conflict of the
revolution fought in the south.
1828 General George Crook, noted
civil war commander and Indian
fighter, born near Dayton, O. Died in
Chicago March 21, 1890.
-1863 Federals made an unsuccess
ful attack on the confederates at Sa-
hina Tnnn. Ta.
1864 Confederates under General J
Price crossed the Arkansas river and
marched for Missouri.
1867 John L. Helm, governor of
Kentucky, died at Elizabethtewn a
few davs after his inauguration. Born
in Hardin county. Kentucky, in 1802.
1883 The last spike was driven in
the Northern Pacific railroad at a
point near the mouth of Gold Creek,
1914- -Germana occupied Lille, Bel
glum. 1915 Czar assumed supreme com
mand of the Russian armies.
The DajkWe Celebrate,
Today is the forty-seventh Wrthday
of Tinley L. Combs, president of the
T. I Combs Jewelry company.
John W. Gamble, president of the
Standard Chemical Manufacturing
company, has reached the age of 38
today. Nebraska is his native state.
I Ross Newkirk, senior member of
the law firm of Newkirk & May, was
born September 8, 1890, in Quincy, 111.
Benjamin L. Benson, pioneer of
Omaha and treasurer and manager
of the Nebraska Lightning Rod com
pany, today celebrates his fifty-fifth
Joseph B. Hummel was born in
Omaha, fifty-five years ago. He started
out as a contractor and is now city
commissioner and superintendent of
parks and public property.
Mrs. Russell Sage, who probably has
given more money to philanthropic
purposes than any other woman in his
tory, born at Syracuse, ,N. Y., eighty
nine years ago today.
Dr. Georg Michaelis, the new im
perial German chancellor,, born in Si
lesia sixty years ago today.
- Howard Sutherland, United States
senator from West Virginia, born near
Kirkwood, Mo., fifty-two years ago
Rear Admiral Wythe H. Parks, gen
eral Inspector of machinery of the
United States navy, born at Norfolk,
Va., sixty-one years ago today..
Gaillard Hunt chief of the division
of manuscripts of the library of con
gress, born in New Orleans flfty-flte
years ago today.
David Bancroft, shortstop of the
Philadelphia National league base hall
team, born in Chicago twenty-five
years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
'Birthday greetings to Mrs. Russell
Sage philanthropist, who enters upon
her ninetieth year today. ,
Rt Rev. Patrick J. Hayes, auxiliary
bishop of the Catholic diocese of New
York, today celebrates the silver Ju
bilee of his ordination.
Many noted clerical and lay repre
sentatives of the Catholic church are
to gather today at San Rafael, Cal.,
for a celebration of the 100th anniver
sary of the founding of the Mission
San Rafael Arcangel.
In pursuance of orders issued by
HorWt c. "Hoover, food administra
tor, all processes in the production of
distilled spirits for beverage purposes,
including the manufacture of whisky,
must cease throughout the country at
11 o'clock tonight
Storyette of the Day. - "
"My dear, you mustn't let anybody
read that letter from Cousin George
at the front I'm surprised that he'd
write such things."
"What'a thA matter with this let-
ter? . It's mighty interesting."
"Some parts 01 11 are, uui ma uim
fessions of his disgraceful conduct are
dreadful I wouldn't for the world
have anyone know of his doings."
"I don't get you at all.'
"You don't? Didn't yon read that
part of his letter where he says he
was out with a British tank last night
and they rolled all oyer the place 7"
Detroit Free Press. .
In street can. and on corners
Otttlmea In auto attttnf.
No matter where the place mar be,
At a bridge, tea,' or a luncheon
Perhapa you'll eea them fllttlnr.
But with them alwaya la a bf.
For they're knitting,
. Knitting. .
60 Intent all eeem to be
They enow no signa of quitting.
And ply their needle back and forth.
When they're knitting,
j . Knlttlns.
And when wa see theaa damaeli fair
We truet they're not unwitting.
Enllated all for "Uncle Bam,"
Homesteads for Soldiers.
Broken Bow, Sept 3? To the Editor
of The Bee: I wonder if the soldier
boys realize the opportunity that is
afforded them by our homestead laws?
Do they know that they can file on
a homestead or relinquishment and
every minute they are in military
service counts as residence on their
land, making it possible 'to prove up
without spending any time whatever
on the same?
These facts were brought to mind
by an "ad" in the Sunday, September
2, edition of The Omaha Daily Bee of
a relinquishment for sale. I find in
looking the matter up there are very
few pieces of land open for first filing,
but it seems to me, whether it be a first
filing or relinquishment there could
be no better investment for the soldier
who must invest his savings in order
to begin life anew upon his return
So why not serve Uncle Sam, boys,
and at the same time let Uncle Sam
serve you? MRS. E. C.
God In the War.
Fort Douglas, Utah, Sept 3. To the
Editor of The Bee: "Man proposes;
God disposes." Every day brings reve
lations regarding the cause of the war.
Now coupes the statement of the Rou
manian minister that the Hungarian,
Count Tlza, and the kaiser were re
sponsible for the death of Crown
Prince Ferdinand, which resulted in
(throwing the whole of Europe into
war. Through greed, political ambi
tions and purely a devilish nature they
are the cause" of the present torture
and suffering of the world. They pro
posed a domination of the world. They
proposed by violating the neutrality
of Belgium to take France, 'then Eng
land and consequently the United
States and the balance of the world, by
fair or foul means, by treachery, wick
edness, deceit, without a thought of
God or His commandments.
Their plan now, according to a
writer in the Saturday Evening Post
is to win the war; Russia by diplo
macy in reality, spies, treachery de
ceit, their so-called diplomacy and
France by military. They are willing
to sacrifice man foreman until France
is bled white and In the spring or fall
of 1918 launch their great campaign,
wipe France off the map, and then vic
tory. Will God stand by and see them
do it? Not unless He is a different
God of which we know. America and
the president's attitude toward them
is not revenge. "Vengeance is mine,
sayeth the Lord. I will repay." For
the kaiser and the perpetrators vof this
war death shall be hard. Some day
they, too, shall have to -answer the
call, like the millions of whose prema
ture death they were the cause. How
shall they then be able to stand be
fore His countenance? Let this be an
object lesson for us we, that regard
not God seriously, that one little mis
step, mistake, sin of ours, may not be
as disastrous as theirs.
Axioms as a Text
Omaha, Sept. 6. To the Editor of
The Bee: One would snppose that an
axiomatic statement such as "science
never fails" would not be able to in
duce a denial, but the exigency of at
tacliing Christian Science even led to
Mathematics is a science that never
fails, although the mathematician be
a clumsy failure. So many other
sciences contain fundamental prin
ciples that can always be relied upon.
This being true with the natural
sciences, we would expect to find the
same true In the metaphysical world.
To one who has no comprehension
of the word "reflection" except as he
gets it from a mirror, Illustration is
somewhat difficult, but we can at least
glance into the realm of thought
"Love destroys hate" meets every
requirement of the definition given of
science, and is no less a truism than
light destroys darkness. It ought to
be safe to assert that Love never fails
and that light never fails, yet in the
face of our former experience we
Christian Science is bottomed upon
fundamentals equally as basic as the
ones we have cited and no one who
recognizes that we are living under a
reign of law attempts to dispute them.
To dispute the basis of Christian
Science destroys everybody's frame
work and offers no substitute.
One of your correspondents reflected
through a glass sufficiently to discover
that Mrs. Eddy's suggestion that "man
is the reflection of his maker" (Science
and Health, p. 30o) is correlative with
the statement1 in the first chapter of
Genesis that "God created man in
his own image," and this led him
forthwith to repudiate the Scriptures
and declare them out of date.
Paul's exhortation to "prove all
things" certainly cannot be improved
upon, and Christian Scientists esteem
it so highly that they submit their
faith to this test and if the sick be
not -healed and the' sinner reformed,
they are ready to acknowledge that
their science is not of God.
To prove the correctness of the solu
tion of a problem requires as much
skill as to work it. Adding a column
of figures down after you have added
Jt up does not prove the addition to
be correct but simply proves that you
got the same result as you did before.
So when one repudiates revelation,
denies man in his spiritual nature and
rests content manipulating matter
with the five senses we doubt his
ability to "prove all things."
In all of the turmoil incident to the
crucifixion of Jesus, Pilate constantly
recurred to the all-absorbing question,
"What will ye then that I shall do unto
him whom ye call the King of the
Jews?" Accusations and arguments
dissipated and fell of their own weight,
and the mad cry went forth, "Crucify
Christian Science has challenged the
attention of the world and-the cues-
Uon persists. What are you going to
do with it? indifference, evasions,
ridicule, libels upon Mrs. Eddy, perse
cution, disloyalty, greed, misrepre
sentation have all failed to satisfy the
world or keep it from pressing home
the vital question stripped of all these
subterfuges What do you say about
Christian Science as an existent forc
in the lives of thousands throughout
the civilized world, who daily attesl
to its regenerating influence?
CAKL E. HERRING.
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