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Tbe Omaha daily bee
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L.neoln-JS Little Building.
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rdltorlal matter should be addressed
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State of Nebraska, County of Douglas, ss.:
Dwtght Williams, circulation manager
cf The Bee rublishlne company, being
duly sworn, aays that tha.averogo dally
circulation for the month of Dtccmb?r,
1912, was S2.1M. . V.
Circulation Manager.
Subscribed In my presence and sworn
to before me this Jd day of January, 1914.
(Seal) Notary Public.
Subscriber len'Tlrisc the' cltr
temporarily ahonld hare The Ilea
Mailed to them. Addrea Trill bo
chavBged often iw requested.
It's an old flaying, f'.You canVkecn,
a good man now.av-rlnot oYenrjohn'
When it comes to sitting on tho
lid, John Llnd Is entitled to consld
Mr. Carnoglo's school for training
dramatists offers substanco for a few
mord good stf0 Jokes-
It must bo admitted, though, that
Big Business Is putting on its most
pleasant face in anite of it all.
Judging from his reception in the
Now York assembly, ho does not
scorn to bo "Tho Same Old Bill."
Educators 8y J. J. Hill Does Not Un
derstand Bchools. licadllno.
They had better look out how thoy
solicit him for a donation, then,
It'a all right now. Tho State uni
versity hag lifted tho lid for the
tango. Tho Ministerial union may
como to it yet.
Many definitions have been offered
of a conceited man, but none tbat
heats wpmnn'a- sarcastic - rcferoB.ee
Just to "man." .-.
President Mohler of the Union Fa
clflc describes tho present condition
of business as "spotty," Sometimes
a, word tits llko a glove.
"Who speaks with authority for
the administration?" asks tho Wash
ingtoii Post. There is a faint auspl
rion that President WlUon does.
Still, Omaha would' be in a bad
way it compelled to admit that the
further prosecution of our dollar gas
law suit depended upon a single ex
That tight for the senate between.
tbrce unafraid men in California
Henoy, Rowcll and Johnson threat
ens to take on real Armageddon pro
Tho cbautauqua salute is to be
suppressed as unsanitary. No eerl
ous objection to its elimination tin
less it affects tho box otflco receipts
What's tio uso of having platform
conventions when Yclser is ready to
reel thorn off to order by tho yard or
the furlonf Jor any or all of the po
luteal parties? ,. ,
In extolling the literary attain
ments of tho late Dr. 8. Weir Mitch
ell, we are reminded of another eml
ncnt litcrateur who belonged also to
the medical profession. Dr. Oliver
Wendell Holmes.
General Wood wants $6,000,000
worth of guns and ammunition for
tho army at once, it .not sooner. It
Is a safe guess that the army Is ex
pecting to find trouble despite orders
not to look for It.
liaising temporary relief funds for
feeding the unemployed is fine altru
Ism perhaps, but H solves no prob
lem responslblo for the uneniploy
ment. It deals only with effects and
not causes, and with temporary of
fects at that.
President Wilson Is to bo asked to
touch the button to open the local
low-coQt-of-livlug show. The preal
dent led folks to bellevo he was open
ing a Iow-cost-of-living show wbeu
he convened congress In extra session
to tackle the tariff, and bavin
caused disappointment in that. ougiu
not to bo adverse to trying again.
Kansas City advances the fact of
its ranking sixth In bank clearings as
a reason why it should bo made one
of the regional bank centers. 81m
ilarly Omaha might urge its rank as
sixteenth in bank clearings, while
thirty-sixth in population. Not an
other city can point to such a relaJve
Mr. Moorhcad's Opportunity.
Tho sUto supremo court has re
versed the ruling of Judge English,
doclnrlng It an unwarranted discrim
ination against foreign-born voters
desiring to .register to compel them
to produce their naturalization pa
pers, while native-born voters are
permitted to qualify by oral affirma
tion. The supremo court Is final as
to what the law means, but its de
cision does not alter our opinion that
Judge English's ruling is the sound
one, and that any Interpretation of
the election law that accepts tho
word of tho native-born voter, and
rejects the word of the forolgn-born
voter, is repugnant to tho spirit of
our democracy, and In conflict with
the rule of equality.
But taking conditions as they are,
It Is up to Election Commissioner
I Moorhcad to mako It easy or hard for
foreign-born voters to qualify. Tho
law says merely that "satisfactory"
proof of naturalization shall be pre
sented, not necessarily tho original
or certified copies of the naturaliza
tion certificate, and there is nothing
whatever to prevent him from admit
ting to registration on the strength
of sworn answers to his questions.
Let Mr. Moorhcad, then, como off his
high horse now, and accept foreign
born voters tho same as natlvo-born
voters, unless their qualifications are
challenged. Let him got this idea
and npply it: That tho purpose of
registration Is to Insure every legal
voter tho right to cast his ballot, and
Its safeguards Intended only to pre
vent fraud and imposition. This is
Mr. Moorhcad's opportunity to cor
rect some past mistakes and start
Mocking Matrimony.
Tho Immediate offect at the end of
tho first week of Wisconsin's eugenic
law is said to be a reduction to al
most nothing of tho number of mar
riage llconsos issued, . What tho ul
timate effect would bo with u
statute, carried to its logical se
quence, that puts a promlum on com
mon law marriages Is not very pleas
ant to contemnlatp. It suroly would
bo a mere raockory or matrimony, to
say tho least, and a fearful blow to
tho sanctity of tho family altar.
What wo need in our country, if any
roforms along this lino, are only such
as will tend to strengthen, not
weaken, tho fundamental Institution
of tho homo. But any stato that at
tempts to revolutionize tho most pri
vate relations of Ufa by civil law In
apt to fall into Just such ludicrous
and lamentablo errors,
General Wood's Alarm.
Tho alarming statement of our do-
bllitatod. military state of health a3
"rendered by Dr. Leonard Wood.
major general of the army, after a
thorough diagnosis, is occasion for at
least a consultation on the part of
tho congressional phyolclanB. To be!
sure, the patient's condition'may not
be as precarious as the symptoms In
dicate but there must bo something
o bo corrected.
General Wood, as a military man,
of course, would bo quicker to per-
colvo tho necessity for a standing
army of 500,000 than a more civilian
with no thought of war. Yet, aside
from this question, the general points
to exhausted resources and a genoral
deterioration incompatible withy a
standing army of even prosent
strength for a country such as ours.
Ills declaration that it would mean
sheer slaUghtor to send, tho arniy ad
now equipped into war challenges at
tention. If tho United States wants
an army at all, it wants ono equipped
for business. An army that ir merely
ornamental is a luxury no country
can afford.
Miners Willing to Return.
Prpsldont Moyor of the Western
Federation pf Miners is quoted an
saying that tho Michigan copper
miners on strlko aro willing to ro
turn to their work without further
demands for more pay or less time it
taken back without discrimination.
Ho adds that it tho mine owners fall
to accept this proposal by January 12
tho Michigan Federation of Labor
will be asked to call a protest strike
all over the state.
Not because of this threat, but be
cause of the terms of tho proposition
the rolno owners, it would seem to an
outsider, should make at least an ef
fort to co-operate In this plan for
peace. If they sit back in the noth
ing-to-arbltroto pose, they may place
themselves on the defensive in tho
controversy so far as public opinion
goes. And public opinion is entitled
to a much larger volet in such mat
ters than It generally makes use of.
Let us see, a tew days ago, after
Moycr'8 forcible oxpulslon, the gov
ernment agent reported failure to
effect u settlement entirely as a ro
suit of the mlno owners' arbitrary at
tltude. Now the men have made
-.vhat appears to be almost a complete
surrender, It devolves on the opera
tors to make a conciliatory move.
in course of time all of the money
In our permanent state school fund
wilt be invested in securities ropre
sentlng public improvements of our
Nebraska cities, counties and school
districts Instead of being sent awav
from home to help out states like
Massachusetts. Montana and Missis
The loan shark law enacted by the
late Nebraska legislature has been
declared invalid. Now, we will see tt
this sort of shark can come bark.
jhxsjjsy in Omaha"
rowrttts rsoM sic nus
Thirty Years Ago
Preliminary steps for Incorporation for
the Sperry Electric Light and Motor
company to supply electric tight In Omaha
were taken, the prime movers being
Jamea K. Boyd, John A. Mc8han and S.
n. Johnson, with R. 8.' Hall as the at
torney. The annual estimate of running- ex
penses ror Douglas county for the en-sulnrt'-year
over the names of B. F.
Knight, n. O'JCeefe. F. W. Corliss,
county commissioners,. and It. T. Leavltt.
county clerk, aggregates J.1M.0OO.
Andrew Klnkenkeller has opened a
meat market on Saunders between Clark
and Grace, where he Invites customers.
A coupla of Isds, between 12 and IS,
created quite a bit of excitement when
they Indulged In a free fight at Fifteenth
and Farnam, where about thirty men
gathered around to see the scrap.
Mr. and Mrs. George C. Bassett were
surprised last night by a large number
of their friends at their new home on
North Nineteenth street.
E, W. Dixon has leased ground noar
the oil mill and will shortly open up a
lumber yard, Mr. Dixon has had large
experience In the lumber business. Ills
lumber yard will be known as the "Eau
Claire" lumber yard.
Matt Hoover, In charge- of the top gal
lery at Boyd's, took In a $5 gold piece In
lieu of a quarter, but the change was
waiting for the man at the office today
when he called.
P. S. Gllmore, general passenger agent
Of the Cincinnati Southern, Is In the city.
Mrs. C. A. Ringer and her son have
returned from a visit to her parents In
Twenty Years Ago
Surveyor of Customs Alexander pointed
out advantages to Omaha In the McKIn-
ley tariff bill, which made bonded ware
houses of the works of manufacturers
engaged In smelting and refining metals.
commissioner General Garneau said
the Nebraska building at the Chicago
World's fair would be the last to be
removed, as It had been sold to a Cln
clnnatl contractor for 7S and was being
used for the flrm'a office.
Clarence L. Cullen of the New York
Times, en route to Hawaii, stopped off
In Omaha and visited The Bee offices.
familiar to newspaper men the country
uacKea by the Brotherhood of St.
Andrew and the "King's Daughters of
Trinity cathedral, Dean Gardner enter
tnlncd as his special dinner guests the
newsboys of Omaha, headed by "Pina
fore and Mogy Bernstein. He set them
down to a lavish spread and the boys
arose greater In avorldupola than they
came. They would have elected th
dean president of the United States lhere
and then had tho opportunity been given
Rev. Dr, Shank, editor and chief stock
hpldcr In tho Omaha Christian Advocate,
sold his Interests to a 'group of business
num. headed by J. G. Cortelyou, Rev.
Frank Crane, rastor of First Methodist
church, was msde editor.
Ten'Yeara Ago "
Rev. It. M. Stevenson went to Fremont
to join nev. c. W. Weyer of the Pres.
bytcrlnn church there In revival aervlcos
for two weeks.
Thomas Klynn of Hnyden Bros. left for
New York on a business trip.
former President Horace G. Burt of
the Union Paclflo sold his home on Thlr.
ty-nlnth street to L. P. Crofoqt for $18,000
nna ueciaed to return to Chicago to live.
lie denied a report that plans were on
foot to make him president of the North
western railroad, succeeding Marvin
negardlng the coming Bryan banouet
to do given at Lincoln as a peace offer
ing to offended democrats, Timothy J,
Mahoney said; "I have not received an
Invitation, do not expect to receive any
ana ao not caro to receive any." The.
banquet contemplated celebrating Bryan's
homecoming from Europe and, according
to Jacksonlans. was a. direct slap at the
harmony meeting being arranged for the
Peerless Leader In Omaha.
Senator Charl?a H. Dietrich and daugh
ter left fo their home In Hastings.
County Treasurer Bob Ftnk announced
that Douglas county was fMQ.OOO behind
and would be In a serious condition un
less something was done soon to remedy
People and Events
The fellow oft accused of swlnlnc "th
coppers from a dead man's eyes" has a
running mate in the Unknown thief who
tola a radium disk from a cancer victim
in a .ew York hospital.
Anne Morohead. ased II. won
In a, church contest In Galesburg. III., by
cmurising ami reciting accurately 63S
Bible verses. The second prize was won
by 'a girl whose record waa 2S0 Verses,
jonn Rowan, foreman In a lumber camp
In Btancho Lake. Que., had an Unusumi
experience, in being chassd home by a
moose, aiicr Deing treed tor some time.
He came upon a pair of moose and was
urcca io ibks to a tree to escape the
bull. When dark came he came down,
but was chased to within a short dls.
tance of the lumber cante.
in a recent fishing trip to Webber pond.
near Portland, Me., Miss Miller and hir
uncle caught In two hours fifteen pickerel
weighing twenty-three and i one-half
pounds through four "holes cut In the Ice.
miss Miller landed fourteen of the fish,
the largest of which weighed three and
one-quarter pounds.
People of the middle west enloylna- the
mildest of winter weather read with sym
pathetic astonishment the ravages of
ooean storm on the Atlantic and Ta.
clflc coasts. The furies truly are having
"a corking time." but a mighty tough
on fpr tha natives who dwell on the
sand banks of salt water ponds.
Washington Gardner, tha newly elected
commander-ln-chtet of tha nations! Grand
Army of the Republic, enlisted for serv
ice in me civil war when ho was IS
yeara old. and. after three years' service
returned to his home In Michigan on
crutches. He went back to school and
became a professor In Albion college.
A bachelor minister In Chicago put his
study in attractive snaps for a rush of
marriage business on New Year's day.
stocked up with ornate certificates and
primed himself with an impromptu ad
dress on the duties pt life, t'nfortu
na-ciy oucincss siumpea aown to one
lonesome pair who took the knot and
passed up the speech- A consolation purse
or Jl comforted the pastor for antlcipa
(lop gone wrong
Twice Told Tales
An OhllRtnsr Clerk.
She rame Into tho telegraph office and
rapped on Inc tounter. The clerk re
membered that she had been there about
ten minutes before as he came forwsrd to
meet her. He wondered what she wanted
this time.
'Ob," she said, "let me have that tele
gram I wrote Just now. I forgot some
thing very Important. I wanted to under
score 'perfectly lovely' In acknowledging
the receipt of that bracelet. Will It cost
anything extra?"
"No, ma'am." said the accommodating
clerk, as he handed her the message.
The young, woman drew two heavy lines
beneath the words and said: "It's awfully
good of you to let me do that. It will
please Arthur ever so much."
"Don't mention It." said the clerk. "If
you would llko It I will put a few drops
of violet extract on the telegram at the
same rates."
"Oh, thank you, sir! You don't know
how much I would appreciate It. I'm
going to send all my telegrams through
this office. You are ao obliging."
And the smile sho gave him would, have
done anyone good, with the possible ex
ception of "Arlhur."--The Pathfinder.
tin to It.
"I tell you what I'm In favor of nexl-
a matrimonial clearing house."
"I'm afraid I don't quito fellow you."
"Well, I know a fellow who's alwavs
raising Calrt because his wife won't go
out with hlin anywhere;"
"And I know a woman always on the
go and with a husband you can't budce
out of the house after nightfall."
"Well?" '
"A matrimonial .clearing house could
even up all aucb. cases as this, nnrt
choke off the divorce problem fully 60
per cent."-st. Louis Republic.
6n oh. tie. Bishop.
Bishop jSbOrntdn wfien In Ballarat.
was walking one fine Sunday morning
with his favorite dog. a very Intelligent
retriever. The clog was performing alt
sorts of tricks-Jumping over his mas
ter's stick, ritrlevtnr It from the water,
and so on.
The blshor was aware of the wldo-eyed
Interest of a small boy, who. with his
nurse, was walking on the shore of the
lake. The "bishop recognlxed In him the
son of a neighbor with whom he was on
the best of, terms, although the neighbor
was a leading light of non-conformity
in ino city.
To amuse', this boy the bishop put the
dog through the whole category of his
tricks, and then said: "Now, Isn't that
a nice dog; and wouldn't you llko to
have one like him?" To which the small
boy replied sternly: "Sir I think you
forget what day this Is." London Cit
izen. Editorial Pen Points
Washington Post: If" the Cuban war
on voodoolsm should Drove successful.
something may yet be done to stamp
out me reign of the hoodoo In Mexico.
o. Lrfiuis: uiooe-uemocrat: A reason
for tha two buttons which the tailor In
exorably sews on- each' cuff 'of -a. mftn'a
coat has been, f?und. ,They,(p,rm a reser
voir ot rxira outtons tor tnose he loses
-ram nis vest.
Indianapolis News. Anyhow, there is
evidence of a. crystal clearness of vision
In one of the maxims for the new year
Issued by Grace Wilbur Trout, president
ot the Illinois Equal Suffrage association.
This Irrefutable maxim says: "Women
are the near -relatives of men."
Philadelphia Bulletin: The sugar trUst
Is the latest combination to agree to
terms of "surrender" to the government,
and as usual thn market quotations on
Its stock are rising on the strength of
the fact. It Is significant that Investors
do not lose faith In the profit-producing
power of business when It Is brought
under the law,
Baltimore American: The few Christ
mas fires reported this year show what
a little education In' prevention and a
ready response of the public to sugges
tions along that lino can accomplish. It
Is pitiful to 'think of how mnny valuable
lives have, already been sacrificed to Just
this lack of a little thought.
New York "World: Jack Blnns. the
"wireless hero" of the Republic, won be
fore a Jury a Jll.SOn verdict against a
moving picture concern which made a
show of llm without his consent. The
trial Judge xset the verdict aside aa exces
sive and ftSkd,;Rlnna to accept t-.WO. He
would nOtVlTnd the court ot appeals con-
firms the ordinal award. Suppose Blnns
nau taken the I2.50P. would that have
been Justice? - Why submit a case to a
Jury at all If Its finding Is to be so
cavalierly disregarded?
Around the Cities
Cape May. X. J plans to build a board
walk out Into tho ocean one mile, hoping
to catch a few breeses -of popular faVor.
A Boston candidate for the city coun
cil put out cards resembling subway
tickets and s,0M of them found their way
Into the subway ticket choppers. Boston
voters, tike Boston politicians, possess a
keen scent for the main chance.
St. Louis has been struggling spas
modically for ten years to regulatq bill-
boards without visible results. City
optimists promise to blow the olllboards
up and down this year.
St. Psul building a new public library
to cost 1,.000.
During 191S New Tork City consumed
1S0.46S.4SO pounds ot butter, valued at (.
Ds Moines' bulRllng Improvements for
the old year amounted to 13,435.000.
St. Louis Is endeavoring to-compel coal
(iters to abate smoke nuisance. Apart
ment houses are among the chief offend
ers. Seattle's debt Interest burden Is now 5
per capita In city and county.
Santa Barbara. Cat., report the skeleton
of a mastodon washed up by the sea.
Indianapolis hat a school house famine
and roust ask the state legislature to pro
vide funds for more buildings,
St. Louis has a population of ($?,&.
of whom 43.9M are negroes and Ml In
diana There art 346.0US men and boys
anl J.m women and girl in the city.
which houses 1SJ.K& families la 10C.5J)
Statistics show that from : to 4 per cent
ot Industrial accidents are fatal.
Colorado beet growers received about
110.000.000 for their 1913 crop.
A- E Johnson, missing twenty years.
returned to lola, Kan., the other day to
collect nearly J50.0CQ due him In accrued
gas royalties.
The Genns Hobo."
OMAHA. Jan. .-To the Editor of The
Bee: The crltldum of the "hobo," as It
appeared In this column, may be merited
from the viewpoint of the critic, but It
does not prove thst the "hobo," as a
class, Is all the things laid at his door.
Like the ex-convlct. the "hobo" Is
often hounded, thrown Into Jail, dogs set
on him, etc., simply because he Is try
ing to get the best out of life and "giv
ing no thought for the morrow," believ
ing, perhaps, that "sufficient unto the
day Is the evil thereof." It Is not alto
gether strange that a "hobo," like most
human belngr, will fight back when he
Is attacked, or that an ex-convlct will
again steal If he Is not permitted to earn
an honest living.
Where Is the great crime that a per
son refuses to become a piece of machin
ery, get married and settle down, ami
perhaps ever afterward make himself and
his surroundings miserable by worrying
about the high cost of living and the
future of his family and yet has as
much as the other fellow, minus the
wrinkles and gray hairs.
In the matter ot economy, Is It any
more serious to give a wanderer a meat
and an occasional piece of coin, than to
provide through charity for an over
worked piece ot stationary and his de
Why should there be any distinc
tion made between a "hobo" acquir
ing a Jag and an egutlst acquiring a bogus
load of ambition? Both are unnecessary
to tho best Interests ot humanity.
How often have we wage slaves with
families fondled momentarily the desire
for a little of the freedom and Independ-
enco of tho "hobo wanderer;" wc who
have become so stationary through force
of habit that a touch ot freedom gives
us thn blues and visions of the bills ot
the butcher, baker and candlestick maker
going up with leaps and bounds do we but
anticipate a short vacation.
Personally (and I am one who Is a fix
ture, therefore not of the "genus hobo-'
class), I prefer tho wanderer with the
sunny disposition, who stands ready to
divide his substance with his fellows and
who has no other dcslro than to be left
In peace to pursue his way, to tho man
who works night and day to provide for
his family with nothing to show for It
except want and woe as compared to the
health and happiness ot the genuine
In this connection the parable as re,
lated in Luke xvlll 9-14. with a few
changes as to names, might prove ot
benefit. COPE.
Omnhn'n Claim to n tleftlonnl Rank
SOUTH OMA1U, Jan. 6,-To the Bdl
tor ot Tha Bee: Hearing ao much talk
about the banks In the different cities
ot the United States under our new cur
rency bill, I believe the majority of the
people In this section of tha country
think that Omaha Is not only entitled
to one, but that It Is entitled to the big
gest one. First, because Omaha Is cen
trally located In the richest farming coun
try on earth. Second, because to an oU'
server It has put on a metropolitan air
the last ten years by erecting some ot
the finest wholesale and business build
ings that can be built, which goes to
show '.bo sontldea) I'ns.wter havo In
the future ot this great city. Last, but
n?t least, Omaha Is located near a stock
market Chicago being the only one bet
terand surely Is destined to be a, great
financial center. J. G. BLESSING
Church Statistics t H. C. P.
OMAHA. Jan.' 8,-To tho JCdltor of The
Bee; Did B. C. P. begin to think 1 meant
to slight his letter of December 11, and
Its questions to ir.e on church statistics?
Not c. all, but the holiday tasks brushed
other matters aside. It did surprise me
that B. C. P. was so scantily Informed
aa to his own church, the Roman. We
owe our own fold adequate knowledge.
and we owe all churches the same, If
we can obtain It.
First, as to Sweden and Its Romanian.
tton. When B. C, P. tries to controvert
my statement of the small number of
Romanists thero by saying: "Many hap-
pentngs ot late (since 1910), show that
the Catholic religion (he meant to say
Roman, no doubt), Is quite lively In those
countries," he shifts. For his first state
ment Including Sweden was that It waa
rapidly returning to Catholicism.'
Challenge him to prove that by any
events since or before 1910, There are
absolutely no "happenings since 1910." to
prove his point. To pretend that there
are Is to toy with facts.
Secondly, the statistics as to Austria
and tho "Away from Rome movement,"
has the fine authority ot no less than
the church historian, Dr. Heussl of Ger
many, n his "Kompendlum," 1910. page
575, B, C, P. may not uo acquainted with
the fact that prominent German church
historians are not accustomed to Juggle
with official statistics. They are copied
out ot the carefully compiled Rovern
ment registers.
Third, B. C. P. tries to play away with
my statement as to Prussia ana the
small number turning Romanists there.
He says; 'The Information that 6.1!$
Catholic In Prussia turned Protestant
does not agree with others." It were
gratifying to know who the "other" are
My authority In this point Is Prof. Stein
beck, councillor ot the consistory, In
Breslau, and professor ot practical the
ology In the Breslau university, a man
acquainted wllh church statistics. See
his article In Germany's leading conser
vative theological monthly, "Die Neue
Klrchllche OTjeltschrlft," April, 11, page
J94. Let us know who your "others" are,
those mystical statisticians that remain
Fourth, B, C. P. corrects my correction
of him. He had said originally that Ger
many had "more Catholics than It had
any other body." As the whole discus
sion waa on Roman or Protestant, his
words left Inattentive readers with the
feeling that ha meant In this point Pro
testant. I knew B. C P. would correct
me. But I desired simply to make him
say his thought clearly, Germany ts,
therefore. Protestant. Good, that ts
what I wished brought out. And I grant
B. C. P. meant to say that.
Fifth, In the December ? letter, B. C
P. made the enormous statement to Rabbi
Cohn. "Today Catholics number over
530,000,000. which Is three times as many
as all the Protestant sect combined."
Listen, my friend! The very careful Ger
man Jesuit, 11. A, Krone, gives to
Romanist In the world, 1303. a total ot
:34,505,9tt and to Protestants. 168,(07, loo
(see the world' greatest theological ency
clopaedia, Hauck'a "Real Encyclopaedia,"
volume IS, page 14S-1H), Protestant statis
ticians, like H. Wagner and Prof Katten
busch of Halle, make It W3,t5O,0O0 Roman
ists and 1T9.SM.0W Proteta.ntx. The lat
ter seems to have a greater consensus.
Be thst as tt may, the general proporV
Hon Is clear, and B. C. P.'s -three times
as many" la another of his w)ld wander
Inss. It Is not "Ad majorem glorlam
Del" to contend (or such loose figures. Is
It B, C. P.T Tour ecclesiastical training
will surely tell you It Is not
Sixth, In his December 11 letter he says,
'Ordinarily only the best among Protest
ants become Catholics. Only tho Indif
ferent, not to say the worst Catholics
become Protestants." To this I ' would
say, that here 1 am heartily sorry that
I did not clip out and file an article In
the Catholic organ ot Nebraska, a few
years ago, in which a Romanist decried
the quality of converts to Romanism, and
complained about the trouble experienced
with them. B, C. P. may have tho files,
and the Issue ts since my arrival In
Omaha, that Is within six years. It was
at the time, when several Episcopal
clergymen went over to Romanism. The
article strongly combated the taking over
of these converts. Moreover, when you
think of personages like Luther and Cal
vin, the two grandest and doubtlessly
the two most Influential personalities of
all modern history, B. C. P.'s idea looks
rather ridiculous.
Lastly, B. C. P. adds: I'll bet my
head I can count In one hour" all
Romanists that have Joined the Protest
ants. Now don't do that, In charity I
beg B. C. P. not to do that. A man
sets a cheap price on his head and the
brains In his head, who offers to rUK
It on such a dead sure loss, as would
result In this case. B. C. P. must not
let his statistical errors make him so
completely discouraged as to the value
of his own head. In statistical discus
sions It Is really worth while to Keep
the only head one has.
If my unknown friend, B. C. P., will
make statistics a study, It will hereafter
be a pleasure to learn from him what-'
ever has foundation In facts and not
fevered excitement. Church statistics
ought not to draw very heavily on the
temperament. ADOLF HULT,
Pastor Immanuel Lutheran Church.
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