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Poverty Nearly as
Thoughts Rcal Article
By MADISON C PETERS
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9 have hoard of people making themselves aetuully sick by sini
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Thought is the mightiest of powers, from the throne of
mind it rules the body and all the physical actions.
The conviction that you are poor and must remain so will
keep you poverty stricken. Such a thought will prove fatal to
any progress. It will weigh you down and keep your wheels
sunk deep in the rut.
The men who battled with poverty and rose triumphant
in victory banished from themselves the poverty thought, the thought that
, they were always to remain down.
H ' The poverty thought contradicts the promise of the divine and nulli
fies the best, qualities of humanity. Collateral can never take the place
of character, money docs not bring happiness, and there is something
larger, something higher for solution in the divine plan than the bread
Man was created for a noble purpose; poverty thwarts that purpose,
thus subverting human destiny. There have lived thousands who had
mighty potentialities in their breasts and who seemingly were called into
the world for high and holy aims, but who were dragged down by the iron
hand of poverty into the slums of uselessness, to be linally swallowed up
by the mud of oblivion. '
Though poverty has ppurrcd men to effort, it almost invariably is
narrowing, belittling, degrading and generally develops, the worst charac
teristics. Many are the noble examples in story of men who have mastered
their circumstances and won victories and gained for themselves undying
honor. Yet these exceptions do not break the rule
that poverty is a curse. The only man I ever heard
preach a sermon conscientiously on the blessings of
poverty was a preacher who had .$0,000 a year income
and of course he spoke from experience.
Instead of praising poverty, we should hate it and
do our best to make it preventable. Hut the unfortu
nate part of poverty is the thought that many of its
victims have gotten into their heads that they can
never get away from it.
Bj HELEN CAMPBELL
its "crackers" and benighted mountain people.
With summer arrived shoals of summer bonnVrs at this most lovely
spot; a village which was yet not a village, since thure was no real nucleus
for the very long township, almost an eight-mile sqirjirc. "A sinless spot,"
the boarders said. "So close to nature, the great heart of nature! What
men, what women, must be in these remote farm houses." Deep surprise
was in' the eyes of the summer boarder as time soon disclosed the clutch
at tho dollar on all sides, the etty meannesses, the infinite gossip and
blander. These changed iha not, and the famuier boiirders, even when
returning for another summer, still talked of beauty, but dropped the
I Badly prepared food, chiotiy Jut, starch and sugar, otherwise pie,
doughnuts and pork, thna building anemic bodies unnaturally open to
self-indulgence in vice as well as food. Thus each child began life handi
Where the gleam remains tho loj' makes for tho city and there may
or may not be humanized, though the chances tra chiefly in favor of the
first. Where it has died, he turns into a heavy, dragging-footed tiller of
the soil, rcal life as it might be on the soil unknown, and lies down at
last in an ignoble grave, a human
wreck, when that grave should and
could have held a conqueror.
B7 A. A. BARATTE
( (ioldfield, Xcv., of a highly respected lady
by a drunken ruffian, who was running amuck and shot his victim as she
sit on tho portico of her home, merely to see her fall. Tlnit night her
hjisband, a wealthy and popular young man, whom I knew intimately,
M'jfs so overcome by grief that he committed suicide.
Heaven knows this was sufficiently depressing reading. brt the end
vjas not yet. Turning tho pages of
lines that told of robbcryand attempted murder in a hotel at Manitou,
itol., where I was once employed. A discharged fireman, aidul by a bell
boy who had also lost his job, undertook to bind and gag the night clerk
of the hotel, knowing that the riife in
rency. The night clerk (a lad I
threw the robbers olT their guard and, managing to secure the pistol of
one, opened lire on the pair. A desperate fight ensued. Tho loyal and
heroic youngster in battling for his employers received five bullets, but
none of them proved fatal, and ho is in tho hospital recovering.
ns ImhI as tlu nnvorfv real if v. Wo
All evil, no matter of what order, may
finally come under the head of disguised
good. We name it evil and begin the
struggle to do away with it, and in that
struggle conies the knowledge that to-day
we see in our system of modern philan
thropy, in which. causes are first considered
and the necessity for all that will do away
with these causes made the matter of first
and deepest importance.
For the hill towns themselves and other
remote portions of New England, there has
been no faintest consciousness on the part
of the dwellers therein that the north had
AcciflenU, crimes and tragedies all
seem . to happen in bunches. 1 have no
ticed that if one calamity or criminal act
of any magnitude occurs, ere many hours
something clee in that category may be ex
ine otner uay, m peraamg a paper
from my old home, I noticed the death of
an engineer on the Denver ft L'io (Jrande,
by a bad wreck on that line. The
man and I had born good friends in
gone bv. Looking over the same
further on I came to the murder, in
the same paper, I saw the bold head
the office contained .$'J0,lO() in cur
remembered as formor elevator hoy)
Mr. 1 1 1 1 u tn A. ItmlforJ w ill answer
qucstluiiH and nlve advice 1'llEfcJ Of
COST on all subjects p.rtiilnliiK ta the
Biibjirt of building tor the readers of
this paper. On account of Ills wklo expe
rience us KUltor, Author and Manufac
turer, lio i.s. without doubt, the lilRhent
authority on all theso subject. Address
ml Inquiries to William A. Iladford, No.
m Fifth Ave., Chicago. 111., and only
enclose two-cent stamp (or reply.
Although the house here shown ta
not large, being 28 feet wide and 48
feet, C Inches long, It glvea tho ob
server the Impression that It la large.
It la an excellent typo of residence
for a city in which the lots average
50 feet, a size that will admit of room
for a lawn and plenty of space for
light and air. A house thus Bet out
amid pleasant surroundings will have
all the good points of Its design fully
appreciated and displayed to the best
advantage. The tendency In the city
Is toward crowding, on account of the
Increasing value of land, of course.
This Is to be regretted, because when
lots are too narrow houses cannot be
shown to good advantage no matter
what the excellence and artistic quail-
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tie3 of their design may be. Fifty
foot lots are large enough to meet
most builders' requirements, but In
many cities, as in Chicago, for in
stance, the rule is 25 feet. This disad
vantage Is often made greater by the
owner's Insistence on a very large
house, or by an arrangement of the
rooms that requires that the building
be wide. Too often the residence is
LAST CHANCE FOR EXPLORERS
While the Outside of the World
Cleaned Up There Is Still
"I have had the Idea for some time
past," writes Camille Flammarlon in
the Strand, "of sinking a shaft Into
the earth for tho express purpose of
scientific exploration, descending as
far beloW the surface ns the utmost
resources of modern science would
The first result would bo to obtain
an inexhaustible source of heat, which
might be distributed and applied to
industrial purposes. According to the
most authentic estimates the boiling
point will bo found at a depth of about
"Without doubt we should also dis
cover springs of hot water, like those
which were found during the construc
tion of the Slmplon tunnel in 190:!,
with a temperature of 48 to 63 degrees
centigrade. We should also come
upon subterranean rivers and cas
cades which might be employed as a
"The second result would be the ex
ploration of this unknown world Itself.
Who knows what curiosities of geol
ogy and palaeontology might bo re
voalcd by this investigation Into these
dark abysses of the earth? What
mines of Iron, of copper, of precious
metals such as gold, platinum, silver,
radium and of elements hitherto un
known and unsuspected?
"This idea has been forcibly re
called to my attention In consequence
of the recent earthquakes and the ex
tremely contradictory opinions of geol
ogists upon tho Interior stato of the
ul1 a vii
suited to the builder's demands rather
than to the lot and Its surroundings.
Houses of this sort usually have sev
eral dark rooms and often are not
well-ventilated. In a great many case?
they are not much better than apart
ments. Of course this difficulty might
be avta'ded by making one fairly large
lot of two small ones, but frequently
the builder does not feel that ho can
afford a second lot, and he often fur
ther objects to the keeping of a largo
lawn. Itut to tho normal man tho
lawn is the chief joy of tho home.
The alternative usually is to adapt
tho house to tho lot, to sacrifice some
desired feature of tho Interior arrange
ment, or even a room or two, in order
to attain the really essential light and
Now, the houso hero shown Is
adapted to a lot of small size, and yet
there will be plenty of room for light
and air. It Is especially suited for a
west frontage, giving the sunshine to
all tho bedrooms and shade to the liv
ing room, tho dining room, and the
kitchen. And every housewife will
agree that a shady kitchen Is one of
the greatest comforts Imaginable.
This Is a frame cottage, or bungalow,
all hough the exterior might bo treated
with rough boards and stained, or ce
ment plaster might bo used. It all
depends where the house is to be built
as to the exterior finish. The front
porch Is 25 by 6 feet, 6 Inches. Knter
Ing tho houso you pass Into a vestibule
which opens into the living room and
also Into the front bedroom. The
bedroms, of which there ore three, aro
12 by 10 in size. The living room Is
14 feet, 6 inches by 14 feet, and the
dining room Is two feet narrower. Tho
kitchen has a length of 14 feet, 6
inches and a breadth of 11 feet.
Woman Eminent as Biologist.
Iiiabel Bishop, who has been ap
pointed instructor in biological science
in the Women's college of rinltlmore,
affords a striking example of the fit
ness of women for higher education.
She received the degree of bachelor
of arts In Wellesley and the master of
arts degree In Smith. She was assist
ant for two years In the department
of pathology In Cornell university
medical school; she taught zoology
for two years in Smith college, and
she will go to the Women's college
after spending a year as instructor in
cytology and embryology In the bio
logical laboratory, Cold Spring Har
bor. Asked if she advocated equal suf
frage, Miss Rishop replied: "I might
advocate it if I had time to Investigate
globe. Is this globe liquid or solid?
From the most ancient times scien
tific men have considered the problem
under all Us bearings without having
succeeded In lighting upon any satis
factory solution. .
"The railway tunnels which pierce
the mountains have done no more
than traverse the inequalities of the
crust of the earth. The deepest shaft
which penetrates the earth was con
structed between 1893 and 1902 at
Paruschowltz, near Hybnik, and Is
about a mile and a quarter In depth
scarcely more than an Insignificant
scratch upon the surface of our
The Thoughtless Panhandler.
"There goes Frank Soso," remarked
ono actor to another as a tall man
with a new fall coat strode past, nod
ding condescendingly as he went.
"Fine looking fellow," answered the
other legit. "Seems to bo quite pros
"Is, now," assented tho first one
glumly, "but a few years ago he was
not only down on his luck, but contin
ually on the touch. He maced every
body ho encountered, and, I think,
nctually saved up enough money out
of touches for a new start.
"Once In a while he got fearfully
absent-minded. One afternoon he
came up to a little group of us and
sprung the old song flat broke, no
work in sight, hadn't eaten for two
days. And as he talked ho thought
lessly pulled three sliver dollars out
of his pocket and began jingling
them, tossing them up and down and
catching them as they fell, the clank
Ing of tho silver making a really re
niarkable nccompnnlment to the woe
ful story he wan springing."
l mi i ilk II Aatv?
NEW STRENGTH FOR WOMEN'S
How to Make a Bad Back Better.
Women who suffer with backache,
bearing down pains, dl.y spells and
that constant feeling
of dullness and tired
ness, will find hope
In the advice of Mr.
Mary lllnson of . 21
Strother St., ML
Sterling, Ky. "Had
I not used Doan'a
Ktdney Tills, I be
lleve I would not be living today' says
Mrs. lllnson. "My eyesight was poor,
I suffered with nervous, splitting bead
aches, spots would dance before my
eyes and at times I would be so dlny
I would have to grasp something for
support. My back was so weak and
painful I could hardly bond over to but
ton my shoes and could not get around
without suffering severely. Donn's Kid
ney Pills helped me from the first, and
I continued until practically well
Remember the name Doan's. Sold
by all dealers. 60 cents a box. Foster
Mllburn Co.. Buffalo, N. Y.. .
Not Their Fault.
A broad-minded dominie, whose par-.
Ish was near the headwaters of the
Susquehanna, bad among his parish
ioners a character who was more
punctual at the finning hole down the
river than he was at the church on
Sundays. Bright and early one Mon
day morning this Sabbath fisherman
called the preacher to the door and
presented him with a very fine' and
tempting string of pickerel. The dom
inie was very profuse with his thanks
for a gift that was Indeed welcome. '
"But, look here, parson," said the
man, still retaining the fish, "those
fish were caught ylsterday, and may
be your conscience won't le ye eat
"Never mind that," said the dom
inie, stretching out his hand for the
string. "There's one thing certain;
the pickerel were not to blame."
One Was Enough for Johnny. '
The Sunday school lesson was from
that scripture which teaches that If
your brother strike you On one cheek,
you should turn the other also and en-
dure even for seventy times seven.
Johnny had listened to his teacher
very attentively, while she emphasized
this fact, and after the lesson the su
perintendent rose to make a few re
"Now, boys," he ald, "how many
times ought another boy to strike you
before you hit blm back?"
"Just about once!" promptly an
swered Johnny. Delineator.
A paper out in northwestern Kansas
tells of a pious old farmer who bas
the habit of gazing at the rafters in
his dining-room when saying grace.
One day while so engaged be (or
got bimBelf, and his grace sounded
something like this: "We thank thee
for this food and by Joel there's that
darned gimlet I've been looking for for
the last six months. I'll have Jim
go up there and get it Thou bast
been gracious to us. O Lord, and
again we thank thee. Amen!" Kan
sas City Star.
Brought Their Relations.
Small Nettla, seeing some large In-
sects on the back porch, asked what
they were, and was told that they were
ants. The next morning she dlscov
ered a number of small ants among
the large ones, and exclaimed: "Oh,
mamma, the aunts have bringed their
little nieces with them to-day!"
In the Same Boat.
A magazine contributor, being bard
pressed by bis creditors, recently
wrote to his editor: "Please send
check at once, as my gas bill Is due."
The candid editor replied In this brief
fashion: "So Is mine. God help . us
In Cannibal Land.
First Cannibal That last mission
ary was a polite fellow.
Second Cannibal How so?
Flrt Cannibal Before I ate him ho
offered me an after-dinner cigar.
80ME HARD KNOCKS
Woman Gets Rid of "Coffee Heart."
The injurious action of Coffee on the
heart of many persons is well known
by physicians to be caused by caf
feine. This is the drug found by chem
ists in coffee and tea.
A woman suffered a long time with
severe heart trouble and finally her
doctor told her she must give up cof
fee, as that was the principal cause
of the trouble. She writes:
"My heart was so weak it could not
do its work properly. My husband
would sometimes have to carry me
from the table, and it would seem that
I would never breathe regain
"The doctor told me that coffee was
causing the weakness of my heart He
said I must stop It, but it seemed 1
could not give it up until I was down
in bed with nervous prostration
"For eleven weeks I lay there and
suffered, linally Husband brought
home some Postum and I quit coffet
and started new and right. Slowly 1
got well. Now I do not have any bead
aches, nor those spells with weak
heart. We know it Is Postum tha
helped me. The Dr. said the other day
1 never thought you would be wha
you are.' I used to weigh 92 pound
and now I weigh 158.
"Postum has done much for me anf
I would not go back to coffee agali
for any money, for I believe it wouh
kill me if I kept at It. Postum mus
be well boiled according to direction
on pkg., then it has a rich Davoui
and with cream Is fine."
Read "The Road to Wellvllle," found
In pkgs. "There's a Reason."
Rvrr rend the above IHterf A ew
one appears from time to time. The
are craaiae, trae, a
"Just think of it! One person la
every 37 In England Is a pauper!"
Why, John," she returned, "It isn't
so. I met more tnan 37 pcopio in
London last summer, and there wasn't
pauper In the lot!"
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