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incut. Thoy piofer to handle their
passenger traffic In tlio regular way
FaroH cannot ao easily bo collected
'ton pasuengprs who nro secreted
iiound the trucks. Besides, freight
rnlii t r.i vnlfire lisivn mi 1 11 0(1 the rctltl
t-t!"!. M 'atlon of being uncertain persons
Thev romctimes steal small thine
that rich persons would not think of stealing Yet,
against them as the law Is, patrons of tho box
cars pour into Now York at all seasons of tho
An Ohio boy, one morning last winter, was In
court for bcatirg his way Into the metropolis He
was only sKteen yenrs o'd, and rather small for
his age His coat llttcd him a llttlo too soon and
anxle-gieiiso was on It. Hadn't had time to slick
up since he was pulled fiom the trucks Still, ho
was cheerful. Answered the couits qurstlons as
if it were a pleasure Told all about tho folks at
home, nnd why he left home.
He and another boy craved
tho big life. They wanted to
bo In tho midst of something
and bo something. Only, tho
other boy had a llttlo hitch to
his ambitions. Ho wanted to
go to Chicago, whore ho had
an aunt who, in an emer
gency, might bo induced to
The boy who stood beforo
His Honor waved his com
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"that I would rather be In
New York, broke nnd hungry,
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beat it the rest of tho wny."
Tho court, some years back, having broken Into
town in substantially tho samo way, did not hoar
tho boy's story without feeling. During tho re
cital, tho Judicial mind had gono back to that
other day, now long gone, when ho, a penniless
lad, had said good-by to his nativo town. So he
said to tho boy:
"My son, let mo commend your judgment. Any
boy who will rldo tho trucks to New York, In
proferenco to going to Chicago and living with
his chum's aunt, has tho right spirit. I think this
town noeds boys llko you, and I am going to let
you stay. Discharged."
Nothing can illustrato bettor than this Incident
tho luro of New York. Perhaps no other city ever
had so largo a percentage of the world's popula
tion bluffed. A bigger word than "bluffed" Is
needed here, but It does not come. Tho point Is
that tho city has tho power to cast a great spell,
nnd casts it. Slio makes no comparisons. To
mako comparisons would bo to admit that thero
nro others In her class. Sho says only: "I am tho
wonderful city come."
Tho call goes north to tho edgo of tho frozon
world; east to tho point where tho enst 13 west;
south as far as a white man llvos, and west till
tho we3t Is east. Not overybody comes, but every
body hears. Millions would llko to coma, but
can't. Everybody would llko at least to Beo tho
siren city. And, untold thousands do como. Ono
railroad thinks nothing of dumping 100,000 stran
gers into Now York In a day.
Tho reason for so much coming Is plain. Ev
erybody likes to bo mixed up with a success. Tho
bigger tho success, tho better. Now York Is uni
versally regarded as a big success. It has tho
tallest buildings, tho richest men, tho whitest
"White Way" that over cut a streak through tho
night, and somo of tho most prodigal dlsburcers
of tho circulating medium that ever dazzled any
In a variety of ways comes tho message to
mix with thin great success to becomo a part
of this wonderful bigness. Perhaps tho newspa
pers and the stago do tho most to spread tho luro.
Now York dato-llnes appear over tho most Impor
tant Items of nows. Thero Booms to bo only ono
placo In which anything worth whllo can happen.
Has Mr, Morgan bought an old master or formed
a now trust? Where did ho do It? Now York.
Has Mr. Rockefeller paid his annual visit to tho
ofllco of Standard Oil? Yes a Now York dispatch
nays so. Has -Mr, Carnegie slipped In tho ley
patk and sprained his anklo? What park Why,
Central Park, In Now York, of course. And, when
ever nn Italian opera singer, a Russian revolu
tionist, or nn Irish patriot comes to this country,
whore does ho land? At Now York. What city
eends out the nows? Now York.
As an advertiser of, tho glories and splendor of
this great town, tho stago Is second only to tho
Twenty yearB ago, a Nevada youth went to see
a show In Carson City. Tho show was that old
I left my chum classic, "Tho Two Orphans." In tho cast wero
extremely few persons besides tho orphans them
selves, as railway transportation and board wero
both high; But tho show mado up in scenery what
It lacked In cast. Ono scene, in particular, ap
pealed to tho chuckle-faced youth. It was a scono
In which tho two orphans wero sitting on tho
steps of Trinity church. Tho snow was drifting
down over their thin shoulders. Broadway was
thronged with pedestrians. Horse-cars flew along
at eight mlleB nn hour. Nobody looked at tho or
phans. But tho orphans, silent as llttlo sphynxes,
looked Btralght ahead straight up tho street.
Thero was Broadwny! Tho inflnlto skill of tho
scene painter seemod to have carried tho street
clear to tho horizon. Nothing but buildings nnd
peoplo and people and buildings till they blended,
at the finish, into an indlstingulshnblo liai-e of
Tho Novada youth could hardly keep his seat.
Tho painted scono had flrod his mind with an
lntcnso desire. Ho nuiBt bo off to Now York.
All during tho show, which ho saw not, though ho
looked straight at tho stage, he kept IiIh eyes
riveted to tho splendid vista of Broadway. Tho
wholo thoroughfare seemed to him to be a trens-ure-houso
of opportunity. And, nt dusk, when tho
lights begin to blaze up along tho "Great Whlto
Way" ah, It Is all Just as ho had dreamed It to
bo! All grand! All surpassingly grcnt!
But, kind friends, he dines at no lobster palaco
that evening. Nor do his magnificent Jewels glis
ter In tho "horseshoe crescent" nt tho opera. With
tho money that he can spare for his evening meal,
he couldn't buy a lobster's tall, and a drygoods
box In an alloy would fit hlra better than a box at
tho opera. So, he dines poorly for sixty cents at a
side-street restaurant, gets a glassy eyo from tho
waltor for not giving a Up, flndB a room In which
thero U no light by day, nor pure air night or day
and goes to sleep to dream of homo and mother.
Tho next morning, he Is awakened by a mis
cellaneous assortment of nolsos, ranging from
elevated car wheels to horses' hoofs. As he putn
on tho shirt that mother laundered for him, his
heart takes a sudden lurch back to tho old roof.
Ho calls his heart back. Ho Is In Now York to
mako good. It Is up to him to do It. And, by tho
time ho Is roady to go out to hunt for breakfast,
his nerve Is all back.
With nothing to do but get a Job or starve, ho
looks for work. Ho hears that motormen aro
wanted on the subway. Half afraid to offer his
Borvlco3, ho nevertheless decides to do so. On tho
way to tho company's ofllces, ho considcra all of
tho situation's glorloiiB possibilities. Novor In
tho country did ho daro dream that Bomo day ho
might mako n battery of motorB blto off 2,000
horsepower of electricity and snatch eight loaded
cars through tho subterranean night.
Tho good nows goes homo to tho old folks that
their boy Is going to run a train In tho Now York
subway. Oh, If tho boy could only soo tho min
gled sorrow and prido that light up his mothor'a
oyes when sho readB tho letter. It breaks hor
heart to havo her boy away, but It mends It to
know how emphatically ho has mado good In tho
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big town doing to run n
ttaln dilvon by electricity!
Going to inn a train boating
fifteen hundred human be
ings, each of whom has put
his life, for a time, in her
son's keeping! Such confi
dence as tho company must
have had In her boy to In
trust him with so grave a
responsibility. Oh, It ia such
a comfort to her to know
that her son, whom sho has
loved slnco sho felt his first
hentt-beat; for whom sho hno
tolled and suffotcd and de
nied herself It Is such a
comfort to her to know that
ho has been recognized at
what she knows to be hla
truo worth, by the most won
derful city In tho world.
A year later, uhat lojoiclng
thero was In the llttlo homo
when tho boy wroto that ho
was coming back on a vaca
tion. Mother could hardly
read tho letter, sho was so
excited Ran to tho fields to
tell father. Ran back to get
dinner. Could hnully cook
burned tho eggs to a crisp,
something sho had not dono
In thirty years, and had to fry somo more. In Btich
a hurry to put on her "other dress" and run over to
Mrs. Pratt's to tell her: "My boy is coming homo."
Tho boy camo home. When ho took mother In
his arms and held her for n full minuto, sho couldn't
speak. All choked up. So glad to seo him, sho
couldn't say a word. And, whon sho did Bpenk, tho
first thing sho said, as she looked up Into his brown
eyes, wns: "Oh, my boy, how palo you aro!"
Ho waB pale Ho know It. Subway air makes no
red blood-coipuscles. Kills aoino of tho icd ones
that exist. Nor docs tho electric light of tho Bub
v.ay brown the cheek as tho aunllght browns tho
cheek of tho fnrmer. All tho yonr that ho had
been nway, mother had carried In hor mind tho pic
tilro of her farmer boy. Never had dreamed that
her farmer boy would como homo with a grayish
white face;. Didn't need to Bay sho was Bhockod.
Looked It. Tho boy caught tho mcasago and laugh
"Oh, mother, all city folks arn pale."
During tho week that ho remained at homo, tlio
boy was kept talking. Father and mother con
stantly asking questions. Seemed to mother m If
she couldn't nsk questions enough. Wanted to got
flrst-hnnd Infoimatlon about everything of which
sho had read
Six months after he returned to work, his mother
had nn opportunity to seo for herself, Just how big
was Now York. A telegram told her that her boy
had been hurt. Sho and father found him in a hos
pital, with his head bandaged until they could bare
ly see his eyes. At tho end of his run, he had
tried to cross tho tracks to catch another train bick
nnd get to dinner moro quickly. Didn't seo a train
running In tho opposlto direction. Car stmck him.
Picked up for dead. Seemed to havo a fractured
Bkiill. Fortunately, did not. Revived In tho hos
pital and would got well.
Oh, but tho mother's heart was glad whon she
heard tho best Instead of tho worst. Glad until sho
and father went to tho boy's room. Not his room
In tho hospital, but his room In a lodglng-houBO.
Glad until Bho caw how miserably ho had lived. K
dirty street. A dirty houso. A dirty hall. A cheer
less room. Llttlo light. Bad air. A skimpy bed. A
frayed counterpane. Not a decoration, savo her
own picture, stuck In tho edge of n mirror.
Her boy could afford no hotter placo to Hvo. HIb
pay wns only $2.25 a day. That Is, bin pay from
tho company was only $2.25 a day. Tho luro of
New York made up tho rest that was needed to In
duco him to stay.
Such Is llfo for millions in Now York. Not llfo
as tho newspaper dispatches descrlbo It. Not llfo
as tho stago pictures It. Llfo as It Is.
A few draw colossal prizes. A few moro draw
good prizes. But if only those should como to Now
York who ran enrn a better living hero thnn thoy
can elsewhere, a handcar, running onco a day, would
almost bring thorn In. Nlnoty-two per cent, of tho
population have not drawn enough prizes to enable
them to own tholr own homes, Yot peoplo como.
Como ftom every stato In tho Union. Como from
every town In overy stato every hnmlot. Come
from Itnly, Norway, Sweden, Turkey como from
Isnlah, llko all gieat teachers, was
obliged to speak many stein warning.
Individuals and nations nro best
pleased with leadoin Hint pi also nnd
(latter them, but such men aro one
tnicH rather than ft lends, demagogues
rather lli.iu statesmen. In our own
nation wo havo many biaggarls, and
many eas -going, owr-smngiilnc cltl
reus, but the wise men aie llko Isnlah,
dear eyed to peieelo national and
poisonal sins Vigilance agaliiHt
Ihoso Is the only price of Illicit' In u
nation and peace In an Individual Tlio
old dieok maxim, "Know thyself," Is
Hill tlio foundation of true ktiowledgo
and wisdom. In our lesson tho great
prophet warns hla nation against three
national lh National Ingratitude to
God, tho monaco of ungodly nnd nn
philanthropic wealth; Intemperance
tho great peril of tho nation
Wo can look back over u hlMory full
of deliverances America was settled
by men escaping from civil and loll
glons oppiesalou. Tho colonists had
ninny marvelous deliverances from tho
Indians and other fooa. Tlio I'ulon
haB been saved by tho greatest civil
war In all hlstoiy Wo havo had
among our leaders Fomo of tho world's
chief men Washington, Lincoln,
Giant, Jefferson, Fianklln Tho woild's
greatest oceans preserve our country
troni attack. Wo havo a vast tenltor,
wonderfully ilcli In minerals and pro
ducing harvosla abundant enough for
us and for other ant Ions.
Tho natural fruit of a vineyard,
carefully prepared lino, cultivated
grapes, and a full ciop, that Is, he ex
pected obedience to hla commands,
nnd lovo and gintltudo and worahlp.
Instead, ho got nothing but wild
grapes, small, sour and hard such re
sultn aa a nation might (.how that had
received no special benelltB from Jehovah
Isaiah next cornea to particulars
tho two great fundamental Hlns of hits
peoplo, and of all nations. It la with
reninikablo persistence that In every
civilization tho two main paaslona of
tho human heart, lovo of wealth and
lovo of pleasure, the instinct to gather
and tho instinct to squander, havo
Bought precisely theao two forma de
nounced by Isaiah in which to work
their social havoc appropriation of
tho soil nnd indulgence in strong
drink. Every civilized community do
volops sooner or lntor Its land ques
tion and its liquor question.
Is tho land queutlou an American
question also? In its essentials, yes.
But what, back of tho laud question,
Is tho fundamental dllllculty? Tho
menncoof ungodly and unphlhuithroplc
wealth, In any form land, or rail
roads, or mines, or mills, or houses to
rent, or stocks nnd bonds, or money to
lend. Thero Is moro thnn ono Amorl
can whoso income Is moro than a mil
lion dollars a month.
What la Isaiah's second "Woo?"
Against drunkenness and Its accom
panying evils, nnd tho Irrcllgton that
goes with them.
Would Isaiah pronounco this woo
upon our nation, If ho wero living to
day? He certainly would. To be sure,
thore ia tho most drinking lato at
night, especially after tho theater per
formances are over; and for that rea
son tho tompernnco reormera try
everywhere to pass laws closing tho
saloons by 11 o'clock at night. Still,
It la very common, In our cities, to aeo
drunken men staggering nround tho
Btrccta in tho morning, in tho midst
of a "spreo" that may last for dnys.
Modern men drink many tlery, dis
tilled liquors unknown to tho ancients.
Thoy havo added tho common uso of
many druga, such aa opium and co
cnlno, whobo physical and mental ef
fects aro moro terrlblo nnd swift oven
than thoso of alcohol. And still tho
saloon Is tho center of all othor sins
ngnlnst society licentiousness, mur
der, gambling, graft, political mlsrulo,
all aro closely connected with tho
If our public schools aro to give tho
echolnrs a practical preparation for
life, certainly no subject la of greater
Importance than tomporanco. Laws
requiring scientific tomporanco In
struction havo therefore been passed
In all the states and by tho national
government, and more than forty torn
peranco physiologies, for nil grades,
havo been written. Noarly a million
ossnys on temperance themes are writ
ten every year by school chlldron.
Tho universities, colleges and normal
schools aro taking up the study.
It Is nevor enough to pass n tom
poranco measure, Tho open saloon at
onco bocomes a aecrot enloon, a "blind
tiger." "Near-beers" nnd othor drinks
nro concocted, containing Just enough
alcohol to oscapo tho law, and sold
openly. Saloons spring up on tho edgo
of tho prohibition territory. I'ntent
medicines with a largo per cent, of
alcohol are used aa drinks. Worst of
nil, tho United States lawn allow tho
express companies to carry liquor Into
prohibition territory, nnd thus far con
gress has not been persuaded or com
pelled to tako action to prevent the
HEALTHY KIDNEY8 ESSENTIAL
TO PERFECT HEALTH.
When heaWiy, tho kldnoyn rctnovo
nbout 500 grains of lmpuro matter dally
from tho blood; whon unli'althy,lmpuro
matter la absorbed,
causing dlseascn nnd
symptoms. To attain
perfect hoalth keep
your filters right. You
can uso no better rem
edy than Houn's Kid
Mrs. O. W. Erwln,
308 Third St., Llttlo
Falls, Minn., saya: "My
wholo body became
bloated and swollen nnd nt night I had
to ginip for breath. Kidney secretions
wero In terrible condition and to bond
my back was agony. Llfo was ono
constant round of suffering and I re
ally thought death would bo a relief.
I began using Doan'u Kidney Pills and
today am a well, happy woman."
Remember tho name Doan'a.
For sale by nil dealers 50 cents a
box. Fostci'-Mllbtirn Co., Buffalo, N.Y.
Andrew Carnegie, nt a lecent din
ner in Now York, said of a certain
"It Is silly of employers tri pretend
in thoso tioublca that they aro alwayH
In tho right. Employora nr" often
In tho wiong; often unreasonable.
Thoy often llko Mrs. Smlth-Jonca
nsk ImpoHsiblo things:
"Mis. Smith-Jones, tnklng a villa
nt l'alm Bench, engaged for butler a
stately old colored deacon.
"'Now, Clay,' sho said to tho old
fellow, 'there aro two tlilnrs I must
Insist upon truthfulness and obedi
ence.' " 'Yes, madam,' tho vcnerablo serv
ant answered, 'and when yo' bids mo
tell yo' guests yo's out when yo'B In,
which shall It be, madam?"
w ho in
The Lesser Evil.
Grcshnm collego In 1719 was th
nceno of a famous Gorio-com'lc duel bo
tweon two celebrated doctors, Dr.
and Dr. Woodward, both of
wero lecturers nt tho collego.
walking down Bishopsgato
ono morning thoy quarreled
over Bomo medical question nnd ad
journed to tho squnro of tho collego
to fight It out with Bvvords. Woodward
fell, wounded lit soveral places, where
upon Mead magnanimously said, "Tako
thy llfo." "Anything but your phyBlc,"
hissed back tlio chagrined Woodward
ero he swooned away. London Chi on-lclo,
The Moat Beautiful Thing.
A newspaper recently Invited Its
renders to stato In n few words what
thoy considered tho most beautiful
thing In tho world. Tho first prlzo
wns awarded to tho sender of tho nn
nwor: "The eyes of my mother." "Tho
dream of that which wo know to bo
Impossible" Biiggestod an Imaginative
person, and this brought him second
prlzo. But tho most nmuslng thing
wns that which read: "Tho moat beau
tiful thing lu tho world 13 to seo a
man cnrrylng his mother-in-law across
n dangerous rlvor wltfibut making any
attempt to drop hor In."
A Wall In the Near Future.
"Drat thorn plutocrats! They're
grinding down tho poor worso every
day. Thoro I was makln' e. high nz
$29 n week commission fer ketchln
nutomobllo fipeedors, an' now what do
thoy do? Thoy tako to flyln' ma
chines an' cheat a poor man out of his
Ilvln', tho hogs." Judge.
It la a goori thing to know whero
you nro going, and what you aro going
FOOD IN SERMONS
Feed the Dominie Right and the Ser
mons Are Brilliant.
A conscientious, hard-working and
Bticccssful clergyman writes: "I am
glad to bear testimony to tho plensuro
and Increased mcasuro of cillclency
and health that havo como to mo from
adopting Grape-Nuts food as ono of
my articles of diet.
"For several years I was much dis
tressed during tlio early part of each
day by Indigestion. My breakfast
seemed to turn uour and failed to di
gest. After dinner tho headacho and
other symptoms following tho break
fast would wear away, only to return,
howovor, next morning.
"Having hoard of Grape-Nuta food, I
finally concludod to glvo it a trial. I
mado my breakfasts of Grapo-Nuta
with cream, toast and Postum. Tho re
sult was surprising In improved hoalth
and total absence of tho distress that
had, for so long a tltno, followed tho
"My digestion becamo onco moro
satisfactory, tho headaches coased, and
tho old feeling of energy returned.
Slnco that time 1 havo always had
Grapo-Nuta food on my breakfast
"I was delighted to And alBO, that
whereas beforo I began to uso Grapo
Nuts food I was qulto nervous and be
camo easily woarled In tho work of
preparing sermons and In study, a
marked Improvement In this respoct
resulted from tho change in my diet
"I am convinced that Grape-Nuts
food produced this result and helped
mo to a sturdy condition of mental
and physical strength.
"I havo known of eevornl porsona
who wero formerly troubled as I was,
and who havo been helpod as I havo
boon, by tho uso of Grapo-Nuts food,
on my rocommondatlon." Namo given
by Postum Company, Battlo Creek,
"There's n roason."
Road tho little book, "Tho Road to
Wollvllle," In pkgo.
lrr rmd lie above letterT A new
onn nppcara from time to time, Tber
nre genuine, true, untl full of basu
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