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Time to put that Russian revolution
In the "alleged" class.
The Northwest rassage Is found, but
Kobodf knows what to do with It
The souvenir postal card bas led to
murder In New York. Not at all
FolltenM la the bridge that spnns
the abyss between truth-telling and
The difference between the drama
and real life la that on the stage trage
dies seem pathetic.
Mark Twain Is to write an auto
biography. Mark refuses to tackle any
thing grave until be la dead.
Teddy, Jr., bunted eleven days and
got notlWng. Does be wish to bring
gray hairs In sorrow to the grave?
The Czar keepa a fortune-teller on
feis payroll. No wonder the poor little
father alwaya wears such a melancholy
The truth of the matter Is that the
Russian peassntry are auspicious of
eating freedom cake from the hand of
. A rich Pennsylvanlan has hired a
trained nurse for bis sick bulldog. The
strange part of It Is that this million
aire doesn't live In Pittsburg.
As a matter of fact, the Cuban revo
lution seems to be the result of a dis
inclination on the part of the revolu
tionists to work for their living.
Mr. Rockefeller's pastor aaya tnc
most miserable people on earth are very
rich. Most of them seem to get a good
deal of satisfaction out of being miser
able. The Sultan baa pardoned a large
number of criminals out of the Turkish
prisons. From this It Is Inferred that
his health Is either a great deal better
or a great deal worse.
That northwest passage has been
found again, but President Roosevelt
Is trying to open up a southerly pas
sage which be thinks will be more con
venient for general use.
Mr. Rockefeller bos gone on record
as an exponent of the "simple life,"
and It Is no surprise to the folks who
nave noticed what a almple matter It Is
for blm to make a living.
General Weylcr la reiwrted to regard
the Cuban revolution as a bit of child's
play. Tbla may bo due to the fact that
both the revolutionists and the govern
ment are trying to make It a bloodless
One of New York's loveliest and most
aristocratic heiresses Is to become the
bride of a newspaper man. Titled for
eigners will regard this as another ag
gravating piece of effrontery on the
part of the press.
General Miles saya that the open
ing of the Panama Canal will cause a
world war. Somehow, the General re
minds os of those long-distance alarm
lata who say that In two or three mtl
Boo years the world wilt frizzle and
One hundred thousand dollars' worth
H postage atampa belonging to Boston
Electors were exhibited at the con
vention of the American Philatelic As
sociation. The average boy collector
who has a hundred dollars' worth at
the catalogue price tblnka be Is rich.
Sentimentalists always picture the
Indians as a vanishing race, shoved on
toward the furthermost edge of the
map by the ruthless white man and
ahot down now and then when they
do mat obey with sufficient alacrity
the order to move on. But cold etutls
tics show that there are 284,000 id
dlaua now living, and that there bas
been an Increase of 14,000 In the last
decade. It Is estimated that there were
but 230,000 In what Is now the United
States when this country was discov
ered. These figures constitute a high
tribute to the vigor of a race that bus
not only survived the encroachments
of civilization, represented by some
00,000.000 whites, but Increased and
multiplied while defending itself with
Inferior weapons against trained fight
ing uiq with modern arms.
TliB director of the solar observnrnrv
at Kensington lu England announces
that t the time of the Sun Fruuclseo
and Valparaiso earthquakes and those
which occurred in 1104 tbo spots on
the sua were at the maximum of their
aize. It Is not known that the sun
spots and the earthquakes have any
relation, but their simultaneous ap
pearand has been observed often.
There Is another theory of the west
ern earthquakes, however, which is
more sijnple and probable. It Is that
the mo tains on the western shore of
the consent are slowly but constantly
being forced upward. Occasionally the
upturnlAf strata of rock slip and tlio
result la destruction to the cities with
in the ara of disturbance. This theory
0ts well with the recent successive
artlniuakes on the Pacific roast
Progress In China bus recently boon
jbowu la a remarkable. If not unique,
way. The people of a village In tlw
province of Fuklen held a meeting, and
determined to break up the opium hab
it. At the suggestion of two men who
tad gone to the Fuchau City Hospital
(or treatment for oplum-ainoklng, let
ters were sent to the head of the hos
pital asking blm to come to A-lotig and
kelp them. One contained a respectful
and carefully worded agreement signed
by the village elders and principal iii.mi.
Doctor Wllkinion. who tells the story
In the Church illsslonsry Intelligencer,
accordingly went to the village, aril
found that practically all the people
were anxious for the reform. At a
meeting with the head l.ien the opium
shopkeejHTS themselves stood up t 'l
said they were willing to stop selling
the drug, and fifty dollars was rnie:l
to defray the cost of medicines. l.it
March the village ancestral hall w.:s
turned Into a hospital, nnd seventy-nine
men patients were ndmltted, u woim.n
from the mission having charge of nine
women In another place. For three
weeks they were treated, during hVh
time only two lost courage and K't.
Dolly morning and evening religious
services were held, with n Increased
Interest as time went on in the sing'
Ing of hymns and the simple Bltiie
talks. During the day the tedium of
the patients was relieved by maglc-lsn-tern,
photogrophlc and gramophone ex
hibitions. What the result of the move
ment will be It Is of course Impossible
to say, but at the request of the village
eiders and head men, the mandarin .ut
up n proclamation forbidding any mo
again to open an opium-shop In the village.
It Is desirable that the lands re
claimed by national Irrigation projects
should go Into the bunds of actual culti
vators, and not of speculators. Presi
dent Roosevelt calls special attention
to this in his letter to the natlonol Irri
gation congress. He wishes to see a
multitude of small farms, each sufti
clent to supKrt one family, Instead of a
much smaller number of 100-acre farm.
Doubtless the speculators already have
their eyes on the lauds which the gov
ernment Is about to endow with special
fertility. They would like to get posses
sion of extensive tracts so as to profit
by the great Increase In value which Is
certain to come. If the reclaimed land
are sold at first in small parcens to gen
uine cultivators they will stick to their
holdings and the speculators will not
be able to get In. No legislation can be
framed which will automatically keep
the speculators out For many years
unscrupulous men have been able to get
around the laud raws, and help them
selves to choice portions of the public
domain. They did so with comparative
Impunity uutll the present Secretary of
the Interior got after them. He has
prosecuted ninny and bas punished
some. He has exemplified the familiar
principle that laws are of no value until
somebody makes It bis special business
to enforce them. The irrigation act
says that the limit of area per entry
shall represent the acreage which, in
the opinion of the Secretary of the In
terior, "may be reasonably required for
the support of a family upon the lands
in question." Iu one locality he may
consider five acres enough, and In an
other forty. If this discretion Is to bo
wisely used by the Secretary or by the
subordinates on whose Judgment he ha
to depend to a considerable degree,
there does not seem to bo need or room i
for any additional legislation. Tho
President says the national Irrigation
congress can do something towards car
rying out the policy of placing on each
reclaimed area the largest number of
families that can get a comfortable liv
ing when the land Is well tilled. It
can give advice as to the size of allot
ments. It can assist In the detection of
attempts at fraudulent entries. No
doubt Ingenious men will try through
dummies to get control of large tracts.
If they shall succeed It will not be duo
to Imperfect legislation but to the laches
of the agents of the government
Medicines are made almost absolute
ly tasteless, according to a new Ger
mun process, by causing them In liquid
form, to be absorbed by natural agar
agur, then granulating or pulverizing,
and then drying.
The electric target of a Cunudlan of
ficer, Lieutenant Colonel G. A. Peters,
Is being tested by English riflemen. The
target Itself la a bullet-proof plate of
chrome steel, aud tho lmpuct of the bul
let on this drives buck oue or more of a
set of steel hammers, thus closing an
electric circuit by which tho exact
spot hit Is recorded on an Indicator
plute at the firing point The system
Insures accuracy, saves much time aud
needs no attendant.
Sulphur Is being tried In Germany
as a wood preservative. It is applied
iu molten form und us It hardens It
completely 111 w the pores. At moder
ate temperatures it Is unaffected by
water, weuk or strong acids, or alka
line solutions. A disadvantage Is th.u
tho sulphur melts at 115 degrees F., ami
this makes tho t routed wood unlit for
places exposed to considerable heat.
The best wood for uso with this pro
cess U poplar, the trials of oak and
p!ue having been much less sutlsf.wj.
A largo steamship has recently been
constructed on tho Tyne having v.o
masts at all. Instead of musts 'lie
vessel Is furnished with four large pil
lars placed ou each side of the ship,
two forward und two nft, which serve
as derrick inists. The two forward piU
lurs are connected by a bridge, 50 feet
ubove the water, which may le us.kJ
for lookouts. The vessel Is 482 foet
long and 54 feet broad, nnd Is to he
used in the fur East to carry bulky car
goes. Accommodations are, however,
provided for 1550 emigrants. Auoth-;?
vessel of tho same type Is building.
J. E. "Ihornycroft, an English author.
!ty on engineering, In reviewing recen
attempts to adapt the luteruul combus
tioii enjj.ie to murine use. says that
this udajktutiou may now be regarded
us an accomplished f'"'t. Trials made
between Uuuihurg und Kiel with a mo
tor of "0 horse-power showed thut tlio
gus propelled bout consumed 5:10 itouud
of uutliruclte, us against 1,820 pounds
of steam eoul consumed by a steamboat
Of pructicully the sume dimensions aud
making the sumc speel. (las-engines
of from 500 to l.(HH) horse-power for
marine use are now being constructed
Iu England, and Mr. 'Ihornycroft ex
pect to sec such engines Installed Ir
j large kea going vosscl.
You heur a irreat deal of the "ad
vantages" U be gained lu living lu a'
large city. We don't krow what the
, are unless It Is chasing street cars. I
Revolution enriPd by the
30Anlwi AmorlcAj) Wwr
renewwl efrr three r
L'BAN'S of the
present day were
born to revolution.
Men now in the
prime of life, as In
fants beard the
clash of arms.
Their first reeollec
lections are of
swords that Hashed,
homes that blazed
and women who
fled from the sav
age soldiery of Spain.
When at the close or the last century
the reconcentrado lifted to heaven the
arms withered by famine and Implored
the great nation that had won peace to
save him and his from destruction and
despair, there was an answer at last In
the boom of cannon. Brave ships cross
ed the water. The strong had taken un
der tho shelter of his might the weak
and downtrodden. The Cuban flag was
given the right to fly over a free Cuban
people. Out of conditions little better
than anarchy came the stable form of
order, and they who had struggled for
many a decade found their efforts
crowned with the freedom of their de
sire. Then the benefactor withdrew,
leaving to an emancipated people the
problem of their own destiny. That the
new republic should not have remained
quiet la not surprising.
Many Americans know little of the
Cuba of fifty years ago. To them the
Gem of the Antilles bus been but a spot
In the map, mnde vivid for tho first
time when the United States, horrified
at continued cruelty, drove forth the
tyrant The cruelty was nothing new
In Cuban history; It baa made Cuban
history. Before the climax that lower
ed the Spanish pride and the Spanish
banner In the West, for decades the
prayer for recognition as belligerents
Cuba In revolt displayed a concep
tion of Justice that would have been an
honor to any people. All early move
was the freeing of the slaves held under
Spanish rule directly in violation of
treaty. Spain's pretense of emancipa
tion had been nothing more. By royal
decree the slave was freed when he bci
reached his GOth year, or just wnen
he would have beeii helpless to care for
himself. At one time out of 000,000 ne
groes In Cuba 308,000 were slnves, many
of these being nntives of Africa. When
the revolutionists freed them a large
number became soldiers, aud some won
their way to Important command.
In 1820, but for the veto of the Unit
ed States, Bolivar, valiant and futile,
might have won the cause of Cuon. But
the causewas not killed. The South
American possessions of the Spanish
were permitted to break their alle
giance, but Cuba, suffering, oppressed,
crying out with a great voice and with
Its blood sealing the sincerity of Its as
pirations, was permitted to languish In
In 1848 the struggle for Independence
took definite form agulu. At that time
Cuba was recognized as a republic by
Peru, and there was promise of co-operation
from neighboring governments,
but that of the United States could not
be won, and the promise was not ful
filled. Yet with failure, and In the
face of opposition from those who might
have been neutral, and of Indifference
from those whose impulses should have
been friendly, the faith of the Cubans
When 50,000 Cuban lives had been
sacrificed to the fury of a falling des
potism nearly 200,000 Spanish had per
ished on the same altar. At one time
the Cubans overran the Island from the
eastern extremity to Colon on the west
The enemy was shut In Its strongholds,
but the enemy held the sea. The Cuban
armies were made of tried lighters.
Tho Spanish were raw levies, constant
ly renewed. Production of sugar began
to lessen, and agriculture generally win
on the wane. Spanish reforms took the
shape of more obnoxious taxes, until
tho Cuban paid $S4 yeurly, while the
Spanish In their own laud paid $7.
In 1871 the Cubans had Issued an
QUEEN PHIXIPPA INTERCEDING FOR THE BURGHERS.
The pictures Illustrating history (mainly fancifully, of course) In the
galleries of tlio London Royal Academy this year cover a wide field, and one
would have to be very well up In different i-erlods of history to be able to
answer all the questons, iwiy, of ou Inquiring school lioy
It wan In 1S47 that Phlllppu of llal.uult. the wife of King Edward III .
Immortalized herself by begging for tho life of tho Calais burgesses. On the
surrender of the tow-., Edward consented to spare the garrison on conditio
that six of the principal citizens should bring the keys bareh led and bare
foot with ro,K.s round their nock. The lives of the patriots .no volunteered
were spared only at the intercession of the yueen.
Jack, a dog at the palace theater,
London, known to theater people all
over the world, died the other day and
his death was announced with an oill
cl&l euloglum. He watched the stage
door when the doorkeeper was awuy
Ik V V - .. w .
appeal to civilization, showing the con
dltions that had grown from the declar
ation of lndeendeiK,e at Manzaulllo
In IStVS. It was an appeal to touch the
heart of humanity, ami perhaps It did.
but to no practical effect The Manza
nillo declaration but eintiodied the sen
timent sought to be put Into practice by
Lopez In 1848. In that year Ixpcz
bud landed with a small expedition and
met defeat In 1850 h made a second
essay, and was again defeated Ills
third attempt resulted In his capture,
nnd he was executed. Vain also were
the efforts of Gen. Quitman In 1S.V. but
the seed such men sowed was ripening
for the harrest
A Ileal Leader Arlaea.
It was In October, 1803, that Carlos
Manuel de Cespedes, a lawyer, raised
the standard of revolt He had but a
few hundred followers, and they but
partly armed. A mouth later his army
consisted of 12,000 men. They won vic
tory after victory. Man for man the
Spanish were no match for them, nnd
so tho regiments were poured In to
perish of battle and disease. When
Cespedes captured a town, and found
that he could not hold It. with the full
consent of the Inhabitants, It was his
wont to destroy It before abandonment,
so that Into the hands of the enemy
there fell naught but ruins. Don Do
mingo Dulce, the Spanish commander,
made overtures of reconciliation. Mes
sengers sent to confer with him were
nssasslnnted, and negotiations fell
through. The war degenerated Into a
guerrilla strife, as was unavoidable,
and for long years the Spanish were
harassed' by a foe they could not sub
due nnd never did subdue. For decade,
with intermittent periods of n peace
that hut presaged fresh outbreak, the
contest went on. Then opposition to
Spanish rule became Implacable. The
time for the final struggle had arrived.
The War of Yesterday.
That which followed Is remembered
as hut of yesterday. The women und
children of the patriots were herded in
camps, there to die of famine. Want
stalked through the fertile Island be
cause there was none to do the work.
The plow rusted and the hoe was Idle.
The mill turned no more. Put the pat
riots would not yield, though the whole
fair Island be desolated and the last
Cuban give his life for liberty.
What would have been the outcome
had not tho United States ordered
Spain buck to her own continent and
driven her hence no man can say. That
there would have been practical exter
mination Is hardly to bo doubted. In
the conduct of the Spanish there was
no hint of mjrey or compromise. Wey
ler, pluced In supreme control, was a
mnn with soul untouched of pity, a
hardened, brutal nature dominating his
every move. He claimed the right to
make war In his own fashion, and the
United States arbitrarily took the right
from him. For this Cuba had been
Imploring for weary, almost hopeless,
When liberty was first an accomplish
ed fact the Cubans chafed under the
benign rule of the liberators. They
could not understand that there should
be restraint upon them. Had they not
devoted their lives to securing freedom,
und where was the freedom? The Cu
ban, whatever bis precise lineage, re
colls uow from anything that seems In
tlio least to curtail his prerogative as a
freeman. He does not understand poll
tics ns older peoples accept this, and
the quiet opjosltlon of speech nnd bal
lot Is ullen to his promptings. To fight
has been the basic part of his educa
tion, and with no foreign hosts to meet,
he readily turns bis prowess against
the neighbor who may have failed to
agree with hl:n.
Cuba's career has been a series of
tragedies. The struggles of the Cubans
would form the subject for n glorious
epic. They have emerged triumphant,
and If so be the consciousness of victory
has turned the heads of a few of them
what U the marvel?
and ran and got him If the bell rung,
a iu! had been trulned to fall on and ex
tinguish any burning substance he saw,
such as a piece of paper. He wa
choked to death by a piece of money
he was taking to a restauruut to buy
his dinner with.
I, ,' M. . j up J" i . .' i Wf VT" , VM
'- - ill w i. - i ir f,
WOMEN SHOULD BE JriiOKS
Onr entire nynrcm of ti inn rv"'. wvwv!
of high crimes is a mo.-l.eiv vr "sw
Intelligent fviT:.pner are nfisbV v
why we cling to It. Onr ,li?d!,-sl i;
cumbersome, evpensiv sn1 fit v
essential particular. It Is Imp"'- tv wV
a defense of the Jury vrem m SnI
In modern practice and ren?t. Tbe v--.-.i
metropolitan Jury Is a eoitipc:i f rr'
and emotionalism. The jurymen are .yel
mawkish sentimentality rather than by a proper iWvr-.-i
tlon of the demands of justice. l!.wt ver4i.--r in sk
women have been tried offer enYnrtrement and 1rvert'
to those of the "weaker sex" who find tbemwVve te-rtn''
to commit murder In requlttal for resl er fsn. ie.1 rvr,f
"But will not women Jurors be too l.kely to vnvfcl v-
of their sex?" I am asked. Not vinle the one a.vuws!
Is shown to t guilty by the evlden.-v, I think. If vmr
der Is to be considered a capital crime, rnimlerers JvM
be convicted anu punished, and rut dlsoriniinati.in snouM
be shown because of sex. There Is valid tvn for
asserting that women are better qualified to Ju.!pp of te
guilt of an accused woman than are own. Beyond OouM
there would be more verdicts of guilty, and that U J.i:
what we need at the present time.
WILL THE CHURCH "MAKE GOODt"
By Rr. R. A. U hit.
One of the
Pit'li? useless institutions supported py the
iy".3U Public Is the Christian church. This
Is far from saying It Is wholly use
less or that It has not groat value.
It Is merely saying that the returns
are not proportioned to investment
Estimate capital Invested In theo
logical schools, the enormous Invest
ment in church property, the vast
annual contributions for support and
compare with actual social value and
asv. a. a. white. the discrepancy is discouraging.
Add to the financial investment the mental and nervous
energy involved and can any man bouestly say that the
church as now administered Is worth to society what It
Good business principles demand that such an enor
mous capitalization of money and energy shall show ade
qulte social returns. Can the church "make good?" Pub
lic estimates, as evidenced by public Interest, give a nega
tive answer. Joslah Strong, himself a churchman. Mid
ten years ago that only 30 per cent of our population
regularly attended church services. Also that one-half of
the population wns entirely estranged from the church.
A practical people do not desert au Institution which
positively benefits them. I believe In the potential power
of the cjiurch. I believe It will some time make Itself
worth what It costs.
There are many reasons why the church does not meet
the requirements of the modern situation. The church,
OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY.
Since those we love and those we hate,
With all things mean and all things great,
Pasa in a desperate disarray
Over the hills and far away ;
It must be, dear, that late or soon,
Out of the ken of the watching moon,
We shall abscond with Yesterday
Over tho hills and far away.
What does it matter? As I deem,
We shall but follow as brave a dream
As ever smiles a wanton May
Over the hills and far away.
We shall remember, and, In pride,
Fare forth fulfilled and satisfied,
Into the land of Ever-and-Aye,
Over the hills and far away.
W. E. Henley.
ZEKIEL WATERBURY was de
termined to marry. He told Mary
Ann Uiggins so one night as be
sat by the kitchen table watching her
knead some bread for the morning's
"It's took me some time tew make up
my mind, but I'm going tew dew it,
sure as sixpence!" be said, emphatical
ly. Mary Ann looked at him a little
"You ain't got spunk enough tew pop,
tew begin with," the said. In lofty d's
daln; "an', If you have, who be you
golu' to pop tew? There ain't many
decent girls tew b had Just fer the
askln'," she added, with a tinge of re
proof in her tones.
"There's enough on 'em that's ready
an' waitln'," Ezeklel answered, with
equal loftiness, adding carelessly, "but
If the fust one ain't agreeable I can
Jest ask another, belli' as how I ain't
Mary Ann's scorn deepened consider
ably, but Ezeklel was In no wise 'Ps
turbed. He was the owner of a small
farm, several cows, a somewhat anti
quated horse and lumber wagon, and
bad as good a garden as any man !u
Berryvllle, and beside that, who bur
himself hud led the choir In the church
for severul years and curried the tunin'
fork Into every slngln' school that th-
village had ever known?
Ezeklel reckoned this was recommen
dation enough for any man In search of
"Mary Ann Is a feared of losln' a good
home. I s'pose," he argued to himself
when left alone; "but law sukes! she
ueeiVt be, fer I wouldn't let no wife of
mine lord It over Mary Ann, nohow!
No, si roe! She's took cure of the
house tew long tew git the cold shoul
der from Ezeklel Wuterbury now!"
Aud with this determination In ui'.nd.
be beguu to think over his list of ac
quaintances for a wife who would ls
most likely to suit himself and not eu
roach upon any of Mary Ann's long
"There's no one tew le suited but me
an' Mary Ann," he decided agulu, for bo
knew that his issir old mother was too
demented to know or rare who he'd
the relus of government Iu tho Water
He swung tho ax over bis shoulder
tho next morning, preparatory to fllllug
the wood box before starting bis day's
work, but his mind was still busy on
which of tho "ready au' waltlu'" maid
J Wooing of Mary Ann.
most expensive and,
cost one of the niost
ens would do as a starter for his some
what delicate venture.
"How do you thluk you would get on
with Anna Maria Parsons?" he asked
of Mary Anu, when he had completed
his morning task.
Mary Ann sniffed a little warnlng'y.
"She an' I haven't spoke since the
night of the 'spellln bee' tew her
house," she said shortly. Then she
turned with a martyr-like look upon
her face and added pathetically, "bv:t
don't you mind me. Ezeklel. Go on nu'
marry Anna Mario, If you want tew. 1
can go away, of course." And ':e
raised the corner of her apron to !:er
eyes and turned to leave the room.
"Hold on, Mary Ann!" Ezeklel called,
with a sudden thought "What daw
you say to Aramicta Smlthers? You
know she's "
But Mary Ann would not even listen.
"Aramlnta Smlthers. Indeed! The
sauciest minx In the whole village! No,
Ezeklel Waterbury! I'll go away at
once and not wait to be ordered out by
that red-headed little "
But now It was Ezeklel's turn to fly,
and he pulled the old straw hat do.vn
over hla eyes and rubbed his ear re
flectively as he began searching aguU
among his acquaintances for a wife
that Mary Ann would like. Suddenly a
bright Idea occurred to him. ne rush-
ed buck to the house in a perfectly hi
"See here, Mary Ann." he logan, with
a congratulatory simper. "I've Jojt
thought of the very oue! I'll usk Miss
Milieus, the schoolmurm. on my way
home from meetiu to-night."
"Au git sot on fer ycr pa lug!" Mary
Anu responded promptly. "Ezeklel
Waterbury, you must le stark, starin'
mud tew think of propositi' to tuo
schoolinarm ! What on 'urth dew von
think she would do In this 'ere kitch
en? Why, she couldn't fry out a pound
o lard If her lite deluded on It!" siio
said scornfully, adding with a very tin
phiitle toss of her head: "An I'm mor
tal sartln that there's one woman that
won't keep on dolu the work an leltln'
your wife play lady. In the parlor!"
Ezeklel looked downhearted for a
"There's Emma Greenby," he sug
gested, a little less enthusiastically.
"She's got false teeth and does !iir
hair on curl papers tew make It friz,"
Mary Ann commented shortly, us site
glanced lu the looklngluss above the
sink and caught tlio rellectlon of ber
own naturally wavy locks. "Of course,
a woman like that may suit you, but
"I'll ask the schoolmahm."
Jj.. ( l,V V, V.;.. .V. . -.V
generally speaking, shows no hearty and positive Interest .
lu the vital things In which i-eoplo struggling with life
sua death problems are Interested. It has been a ad
tit.! is tw much of another -world Institution. Oue world
t tUue, aud this world first, Is the verdict of the ma-Jw-tty.
Too church ought not to lack Interest la tho
wr:a lKpe lu another world. But this world presents
WtW.v roil and Immediate problems, and the Instltu-
sw Wh does not vitally and persistently contribute to
aohit'eu Is apt to be discredited.
W tv ee hand, the church takes too little luterest
'A asVua I'lvWouia of labor, capital, corporate greed,
tSwtii h Mgh and low places, politics dodges the
v,v f.t ttotieu ef the hour upon which hinge the
fc'lT' von aud welfare of the nation. It disasso
l.vr?f fivm the things which make for the lmine-
;v rV. I fe or death of society.
It V tx-mv c operation with those who are seek
r t vs' rv'vnu aud struggling against almost hopeless
s5, rXc th world decent and wholesome. The
frvvt informs are carried on under other auspices
Oa t vf Oe ehurvh. Speaking generally and admlt
t.r iv5' cooptvr.s the church plays the coward In the
fa.-t of fcvUl er'.e. Us ministers are silent or apelo
jrt its p-w ivuertle and cautious.
W,:i the church recover Its lost prestige? If so, It must
roxoUitioune Its attitude and methods. It must cease
to suppose that the world tun be saved by mere philan
thropy er panacea or theokgloal platitudes. The church
has too kmg been content to plaster the social wounds,
asking no questions as to why the wounds existed. It
must become a searcher for social causes and become a
ociat force. Never were there such opportunities for the
church as now. Never were its wasting and unused ethi
cal and spiritual forces so required In the world's Imme
diate social problems.
TIMIDITY. , u
By John J. Holdea.
One of the most devoted correspondents,
whose criticism, whether favorable or adverse,
has been of great help to me, asks how to
overcome shrinking timidity and lack of self
confidence. Milton says: "Ofttimes nothing
profits more than self-esteem, founded on Jus
tice and right, well managed." Of course,
the problem Is to acquire a just opiulou of
one's own powers, especially in reference to
others. Therefore comparison Is probably the first and
most Importaut factor.
Every person of mature years should know what he
Is best fitted for. He should study hlniRelf, and study
himself with reference to others. He enn be certain that
there are some things be knows better than anybody else
to be discovered through communications with his fel
lows. On those topics, at least, he can speak with con
fidence, certain that nothing holds an audience better
than this assurance of knowledge. From these he can ad
vance to other topics as his education proceeds, strength
ening himself where he Is weak, filling up the Intellectual
gaps left by his reading and experience, and system
atizing everywhere. There may be better plans, but I
cannot think of them.
I'm sure I couldn't never git along
with her," she added, naively.
Ezeklel was Bilent. He, too, had
caught a glimpse of the curly tresses
upon Mary Ann's forehead, and Ir bad
just occurred to him that In the whole
year wherein she had acted as bouse-'
keeper for himself and bis Invalid
mother he had never before discovered
how pretty she was until this very
minute. Strangely enough, be went
about his duties, and not another nam
was considered as a possible addition to
his family after that disparaging com
parison between Emma Greenby and
Mary Ann. That night he resumed the
conversation, but on an entirely differ
"Mary Ann," he began, gently, "could
could you p'lnt out one that you
think would he wlllln' tew have me?"
Mary Aun grew crimson. There was
an unmistakable meaning In Ezeklel's
tones, and that "would be wlllln' " was
such a come down from his first posi
tion In the matter that she felt humil
iated at once. Curiously enough, a doz
en nnmes were on her lips In an Instant
"There's Sara Martin, on' Eva Mer
rill, au' the Widow Johns, an' " she
"An' Mary Ann HIgglns," Ezeklel
suggested, bashfully. Then ho plucked
up courage as he saw Mary Ann blush
ing again. "Would she have me, dew
you reckon?" ho nsked, tenderly, ns ho
placed his arm about her waist
There was the sound of a sob and a
laugh together as Mary Ann burled her
head upon his shoulder.
"It wouldn't dew no harm to nsk
her," she whispered, mischievously,
"beln as how you're not over parttck.
Her." Woman's Magazine.
Warn Hranled Men,
"It is well that old men should wear
beards," said a physician, "for when
one becomes old one should be spared
the exertlou of daily shaving. But I
would like to Issue a warning to all
beard wearers. I would like to shout,
"Keep your beards dry,' In a voice loud
enough to be heard around the world.
W ere those words heeded many cases
of sore throat, cold, aud influenza
would be avoided aud many deaths
would be definitely put off.
"So many men with beards neglect,
when they wash their faces, to wipe
their beards dry. A beard a foot long
demands a lot of toweling. It should
be toweled after every wash u good
live minutes. Otherwise It is damp.
The owner goes about with this damp
tl.in? upon his delicate nnd sensitive
throat Then, If he takes tonsllitls or
lutlucnz.i. he blames the American cli
mate. There uro too many daiu.i
beards among us. Too U;.uiy men,
washing their faces three or four
times a day, have their beards damp
find clammy u good three hours da"-"
Lust winter the Norwegians varied
the excitement of ski running by yok
ing the runner to a motor cycle by a
long leather strap, which he grusps
with his left hand. The speed uttalned
Is enormous, and great skill Is required
to avoid being pulled over, as the body
is apt to outrun me reet. lue pastlm
Is growing very popular.
When a girl says she is going to her
room to write letters, she says It as If
she fells that writing letters Is a real
lauy-iiue uimg iu uo.
A good many meu take credit for
not kicking a man when he Is down,
Why ::lck uka at all?
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