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About Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930 | View Entire Issue (March 25, 1909)
The senate Tuesday passed the fol
lowing bills :
By Bartos Companion bill to above ,
Indefinitely postponed because includ
ed in 345.
Judiciary Committee Fixing bonds
to be given by the heads of state insti
tutions. To pass.
By Tibbets of Adams Foreign cor
porations except railroads and insur
ance companies to maintain agent in
state to accept service. To pass.
By Brown of Lancaster Villages
when they contain over 1,500 popula
tion shall be but one school district. To
By Miller of Lancaster Complain
ant in prosecution of persons unli
censed as well as those licensed to sell
liquor shall receive one-fourth of the
line. To pass.
Bj' Miller of Lancaster Permitting
street railways to extend ten miles into
the country beyond a city's limits. To
By Rrown of Lancaster Indeter
minate sentence of criminals , vesting
power to parole after service of mini
mum sentence under state's statutes
hi a board of three members. To pass.
By Donohoe of Unit Courts to ren
der judgment for costs at the same
time decision is rendered. To pass.
By Donohoe Relative to orders of
court with respect to costs. To pass.
By Ollis of Valley .Making it un-
Isn'ful to assess a public appointee for
political or private purposes. To pass.
By Hatfield of Antelope Raising
es of county surveyors. To pass.
By Buck Contractors on public
Trork shall give bond for payment of
oost of material. To pass.
By Howell Repealing county
comptroller law affecting Souglas
oounty. To pass.
By Miller of Lancaster Relative to
deposits of securities of old line acci
dent companies with the state auditor.
By Laverty of Saunders To compel
a county to pay its portion of tKs joint
expense of building a bridge 'Jot ex-
ceding half of $300. To pass.
By Ransom of Douglas E'rl for
Isvy of 1 mill for repair of perlhanent
or repaved roads in counties where
they exist. To pass.
Senator Ransom moved the post
ponement of his own bill , S. F. 3l' , for
the levy of taxes to pay the principal
and interest on municipal bonds.
Following is the senate siftini ; file
advanced Tuesday night.
By Miller of Lancaster Dr > cj ring
telephone companies to be con'Tnon
carriers and placing them under the
By Killen Gravity oil test.
By Miller of Lancaster For a
school for dependent children at the
Home for the Friendless and reorgan
izing the same.
By Miller Penalty for detain'-ng
any woman in a house for purposes of
By Scheele of Seward To prevent
the pooling of contractors who bid on
By Banning of Cass. To provide for
the levying of from 5 to 25 mills ft-r
By Evans Regulating common car
By Griffin Prohibiting the dump
ing of brush in a drainage ditch.
By Gammill Reward for the dis
covery of a cure for the cornstalk dis
By Raymond School districts with
150 children to increase the school
levy to 40 mills by two-thirds vote.
By Committee on Education Child
ren of school age to attend to nearo-
school than one in their district.
By Buck of Otoe Changing nam-
of blind institute at Xcbraska City t <
[ Nebraska School for the Blind.
By Ransom For printing 4,500 ses
sion laws and 1,500 each of journals
of house and senate of the legislature.
The following bills were indefinitely
postponed by standing committee re
ports in the house Tuesday :
t By Bates of Cass Reducing the
price oC supreme court reports from ? i
per colume to $1.25 per volume.
By Ileffernan of Dakota Providing
an extra game warden for the Eighth
senatorial district who shall be ap
pointed by the governor , at a salary of
$50 a month.
By Kelley of Furnas Appropriat
ing $100,000 for an agricultural col
lege in the southwestern part of the
state , the location to be fixed by the
regents of the university.
The committee of the whole killed
bills as follows :
By Humphrey of Lancaster T < -
make Saturday afternoon a half holi
By Fries of Howard Amending tin
revenue law so that assessors shall
have the right to enter banks and in
spect thier books , as well as those oi
buHdin.q and loan associations , for pur
poses tf taxation only. Final vote. 4 < *
to 43 for indefinite postponement.
The house passed on third reading
the Ollis. physical valuation bill. Thi
m a unas amended in the house t < .
include stock yards , street car compa
nies , express electric light and watei
works companies. It will have to gc
back to the senate concurrence ir
By Fries A road bill , was passed
Broderich of Clay. Harrington of
Brown and Bushee of Kimball. wen
appointed a committee to confer with
a senate committee on a day of fin.il
The Lincoln charter was advanced
one pace toward passage Thursday af
ter a stormy passage by the commit
tee of the whole in the house for pass
age without Mayor Brown's amend
ment and this recommendation was
emphasized by a test vote when the
committee rose to report to the house.
That vote in favor of the charter as
it came from the state senate was fifty
for the bill and thirty-five against it.
When the measure comes up for third
reading it will require sixty-seven
votes to pass , since it will have the
emergency clause attached.
The fight over the Omaha charter
fell down completely Thursday. All
but one of the members who had
stood out for the appointive board
changed their attitude before the mat-
iter came to a vote. The house was
good-natured nnd willing to rrive Oma- ,
ha what it wanted. In place of the
appointive board it was agreed to increase -
crease the mayor's salary from 53,000
to $4,000 a year ad to give Health
Commissioner Connell $3,500 instead
of ? ,2,000 as at present.
Showing' how times have changed ,
the senate Thursday postponed a bill
defining the powers of the railway
commission over telephone companies ,
together with a proposed amendment
for physical connection of telephone
lines on the ground that physical con
nection i.s desired by the Bell Tele
phone cc.mpany , when formerly the ar
gument was general that phyiscal con
nection ought to be required because
it was opposed by the Bell company ,
which was then stronger than all the
independent companies iu the state.
The bill was introduced by Miller of
Lancaster in conformity to a recom
mendation made by the railway com
mission in its last annual report.
Bartos , of Saline , chairman , of the
insurance committee , lost a fight in the
senate Thursday for two of hi1 ? own
bills , S. F. Xos. 235 and 236 , compan
ion bills that amend the law relating
to mutual lire insurance companies ,
lie submitted a majority report recom
mending that the bills be indefinitely
postponed and himself signed a mi
nority report to place them on the
The committee from the house to fix
the time of adjournment of the session
met that appointed by the senate
Thursday and an informal discussion
of the end of the session was indulged
in. It was decided to name the date
of final adjournment within s. clay or
so. The sense of the joint committee
was that the session should adjourn
finally not later than March 30.
The senate started out Thursday
morning to keep a platform pledge
by passing senate file Xo. 28 , fcy Ful
ler , a bill to prevent the state board of
assessment and equalization from rais
ing or lowering the total assessed val
uation of property of the state as re
turned by counties.
Following senate bills worts passed
The Miller bill , empowering1 street
i ail ways companies to extend their
lines te : : niiies beyond the eity limit- ,
allowing them to purchase interurbai :
lines that far into -
extending tr-e coup-
try , providing that they .nay recei\ >
ight of way along public roads from
ounty commissioners and may pur-
"luise private right of way.
By Buck Providing that contrrr-
tors shall give bond to pay for vn--
terial n.-'od in public buildings or olhe1
By Laverty Providing that where n
ounty refuses to enter into a. j-u'it
Contract with another county to repair
i bridge between the two , it may be
'lelcl for $300 worth of such repairs.
By the Judiciary Committee Fix
ing the size of bond. ' of heads of state
By Brown Providing that village of
1.500 or more inhabitants shall be em-
'iraced entirely within one school dis
By Howell Repealing the Douglas-
county comptroller law and aivi-ther
nrnviding that all sorts of insurance
policies and guarantee bonds mu t bo
signed by an agent resident of th <
By Ollis To punish traffic in np-
lointive offices i nd to prevent any per
son or organization from demanding
or collecting any portion of an a- (
.lointive officer's salary as a condition
'o tenure of office.
Py Ransom , For a one mill tax le\y
"or permanent roads in Douglas coun
By Volpp To incorporate safe rle-
nosit companies and to give such com
panies a lien upon , valuables or money
* n deposit.
* * *
On recommendation of the committee -
tee on privileges and elections the
tvuhl primary ballot bill was inclefi-
litely postponed. This was hou e roll
\"o. 13f > , and provider ! for the rotatio-i
> f namis by districts. The Ollis bill ,
ow pending in the house provides
'or a more comprehensive plan of ro-
ation , but has been objected to l > y
louse members on the ground of ex
pense. It is stated that an agreement
'ias been reached and that the Ollis
measure will be passed either in it ; ;
iresent or an amended form.
Eastman's house bill providing for
the levying of a 5 mill tax for court
louse construction was indefinitely
Among the bills placed on general j i t
rile was senate file Xo. 303 by IJartos ,
illowing the licensing of saloons within
two miles of the city limits of Omaha ;
house roll 242. by McVicker , providing
for the publication of campaign con
tributions : house roll Xo. 131. by Dow-
man , imposing penalties fur cnrercing' '
, -oters by threatening to discharge
hem unless the election results in a
King's bill , for a reduction of rates
MI sleeping cars , was unearthed by
Tanner's committee on miscellaneous
- orporations for the purpose of killing
it. The committee has had charge of
he bill since early in the session but
'iad never made a report. It recom
mended that the bill be indefinitely
postponed and the report was adopted
tfter King's motion not to concur had
The following bills were read the
. .hird time and passed by the house
I hursday :
By Taylor of Hitchcock Appropri
ating $57o for a resurvey of the fifth
By Pilger Appropriating $1)0.000 ) <
for the purchase of the Wayne normal
school at Wayne and to make it a
By Broderick Appropriating $30-
000 for a new building at the home for
the deaf and dumb at Omaha.
By Lawrence Providing that home
stead rights may be vested in minor
children if the parents are dead.
By Bates Amending procedure in
justice courts reducing the extent of *
the sentence that can be imposed by
By Bowman Changing the sanitary
law on disposal of dead bodies oi
hogs that have died of disease so that
they must be burned within forty-eight
hours. It makes
the road overseer re
sponsible for the enforcement of the
By Bushee Providing for service
by publication in all actions at law
when one party to the suit lives ih
another state or on a distant part oi's '
the same as the senate bill. It has pre0 '
viously been amended in the house to '
read "combination car" instead of'c
"caboose. " . - 8
TOWN WILL MOVE.
i , _
.Because County Where Haubstadt ,
, ! nd. , Is Located Has Gone Dry.
} J The town ol' Hurhstadl. Gibson coun
ty. Ird : ujsi. will take wlu-eis unto itself
; j shortly and move aw\v from where il
is. Iluubstadt proposes to roll itself
out of Gibson county on account of the
anti-liquor law. Giuson county recent
ly went "dry , " but Vanderburg county ,
which adjoins it. is still as "wet' as
the blue sea. Wherefore the Iluub-
stndter.s will begin the work of moving
their town. It is only a few hundred
feet from the Vanderburg county line ,
and it is figured that house movers can
transport the entire town within a
month. The resolution to move Ilaub
stadt was passed at a town meeting
attended by every householder in ( lie
town limits. There were about seven
hundred men at the meeting and the
resolution passed without a dissenting
N > w Hell Air.-hip Record.
At Iladdesck , Cape P.reton. a n w rec
ord for the Aerial Kxpcnment Associa
tion , which is conducting a series of
flights under the -vneral direction of Dr.
Alexander Graham P.ell. was made by
A. I ) . McCurdy in his airship , the Silver
Dart. lie made five successful flights'
over the ice on the Bras d'Or lakes , re
maining in the air one time for eleven
minutes and fifteen seconds. Th Dart
was in full control throughout its flight
nnd its fifty hor.Mpmver motor was in
splendid working shape. After running
a distance of seventy-five yards on tin :
ice the machine ascended into the air to
u height of twenty feet. A distance of
over twelve miles was covered. To win
the Scientific American cup. for which ho
Is trying , the Dart will bo required to
sail twice this distance. Additional short
flights wore made on Tuesday , when in
each case the landing was effected safely
and gently , without jar to the machine.
The weather would not permit of Ion : . '
To test the reported demand for l,0ff ! ,
ir.en at siood wages on Kansas farms , tint
P.owory Mission of Now York some liim ;
ano wrote to the parties who had circu-
jited the report , namely , two Om.iha
newspapers , which had quoted D"ptity
ronimis-sioner of Agriculture Manp'm OL
Nebraska. The latter had triven the
names of several farmers said to be in
need of help. The secretary of the mis
sion corresponded with these people , but
was in ev < ny case told that they had got
jnll the help they needed. Ho says that
there are now in Xew York . il > . ( Hl ) ) men
out of work and that a largo number of
these are being assisted by friends and
relatives. The bread line now averages
a night. As fast ns work win be
for them in other places free
To Test magnetic I'rolilom.s.
' The keel has been laid at a Brooklyn
yard for the auxiliary steamer Carnegie
which the Carnegie Institute is fitting out
to investigate the magnetic phenomena of
the earth. It has been especially design
ed , with a minimum of steel and iron ,
less than (500 pounds in all. What is not
composed ' of wood is of Victor vanadium
bronze. This is to prevent interference
with the accuracy of her magnetic instru
ments. The purpose of the investigation
is to ascertain 'the laws which govern
pertain deflections of the compass , espe-
rinlly noticeable oil the const of Oregon
anil Washington , whore the variations
nmount to from twenty to twenty-five de
grees. A trip to the north polo itself
is also contemplated with this ship.
A trades and labor council has been
organized in Saskatoon. Canada.
The agreement of the Canadian Pa-
cific < with its mechanics expires iu the
spring , and the men are reorganizing.
Manitoba's attorney general has intro
duced a bill _ to prohibit usurious money-
lending on assignments of salaries.
The Scotch education department has
given $3,000 toward the expense of a min
ing j school iu course of erection at Cow-
A movement is on foot to organize a
candy makers' union in Memphis , Tenn. ,
or to incorporate thorn in the Bakers'
Union , as the two trades are closely al
Cleveland ( England ) ironstone miners
have decided unanimously to use every
endeavor to obtain a " per cent advance
in wages on the present existing base
W. E. McEwen , Diiluth , member of
the United Association of Plumbers , for
many J years secretary of the Minnesota
State Federation of Labor. lias been made
State commissioner of labor of Minne
The twenty-second annual report of
Oscar S. Straus. Secretary of Commerce
and Labor of the United States , has been
issued containing the laws relating to
labor in every State in the United States ,
together with court decisions.
Mediators between the rival interna
tional unions of papcriimkers and pulp
and sulphide workers have , succeeded in
establishing harmony between them , and
hereafter they will work in single harness
through a joint conference board of gen
Hamilton ( Scotland ) corporation will
pay all workmen for holidays , half pay
to be given to employers in cases of sick
ness , while foremen are to be paid full
money when ill.
The National Civic Federation an
nounces tiuit it is forming a commission
to inquire into and make a study of in
dustrial insurance and compensation for
wage-workers comprised in sick , accident ,
old age and death benefits. The commis
sion will gather data of the various meth
ods pursued in this country and in Eu
rope , and necessary legislation will be stag'
BIYAI TO STEEL TRUST.
Combine T7ith $303,030,000 Capltil
T7ill 3o ZTormcd by ! : : clopenclents.
The rn-.u ; : < il l- ? t is to have r.
rival , also a tnu't. a citit : with assets
of a ; > i > : - . : ; iiiafly SjjUJ.GCO.OOO. The
new combination , of which John W.
Gates i.s reputed to le ; the leader , will
include twelve or more Independent
steel eoneerns th : ' . < : * re n w. consider
ed separately , tlu.s in the fle.sh of
the so-called billi-m-c'.ollar steel trust ,
known corporuteiy as the United
States Steel Corporation. Other plants
will come into the opposition , but the
dominant concerns , under the plan as
it stands at present , will be these and
one other still more important : Jones
and Lauglilin Steel Compmyy : Ltd. ,
Lackawannn Steel Company. Cam
bridge Steel Company. Pennsylvania
Steel Company. Pittsburg Stee ! Com
pany. Midland Steel Connn y. Mitlvale
Steel Company. Iilnjsl : S eel Cotnpany.
Maryland Stec l C'cr.piuy. Republic
Iron and Steel Company. P.ethlehem
Steel Company , Yoiin.qstown Sheet and
The fulHilment of the arrangement
for the new combine appears to depend
upon whether W. P. Suyder. he-id of
the big Shenaiigo Furnace Company ,
the man who controls the independent
pig iron interests of Hie country , joins
the movement. Mr. Suyder is said to
be more than ampeible : to the creation
of a combination to battle for suprem
acy in the steel world , but as his hold
ings are so great iu the iron ore terri
tory his demands in the partnership
agreement in Pitlsburg caused the oth
ers to hesitate. It is uot felt that they
can be granted at this time.
The independents are on the eve of
acquiring extensive holdings in the
iron ore territory , but the trust is
working to prevent the acquisition of
the new sources of supply. If the in
dependents obtain the proposed areas
Mr. Snyder may not enter the com
bine , remaining , nevertheless , a most
important seller of ore to it.
The present plan is that Mr. Snyder
shall lie the president of the indepeml-
cut combine. lie has steadfastly de
clined all overtures to go into the
United States Steel Corporation.
THAIN CSASHE3 INTO BOOM.
Six Persons Are Killed In "Wind
ser Sintioii , Montreal.
Six persons were killed and several
were injured when a locomotive attached
to a Boston and Maine train crashed
through the walls of the women's wait
ing-room at the Windsor station , in Mon
treal. The train , which was made up of
a locomotive , a baggage car and three
coaches , carried few passengers , or the ac
cident might have been much more seri
ous. When passing Highland station , a
few miles from Montreal , a plug blew out
of the engine , and the engineer was
thrown from his cab. The fireman tried
to stop the train , but found the brakes
would not work. Arriving at the Windsor
ser station , the engine plunged through
several barriers and . brick wall , enter
ing the waiting-room and crashing
through the floor. The fireman was pinned
beneath the wreck and killed. A man at
work in the room below die waiting-room
also was killed. Another victim was a
little girl who was sitting in the station
waiting for a train.
DAYTOI-T WOMAN AGAIN VICTIM.
Seven III Uliirtler 3Iystery Appears in
Discovery of lioily in Canul.
Another mystery confronts the police
of Dayton , Ohio , in the discovery of the
decomposed body of an unknown white
woman in the canal below the Apple
street bridge. In the opinion 01 the offi
cers , it must have lain in the water about
a month. . The woman apparently was 30
years old and well dressed. She was at
tired in black. She wore slippers , but j
over these she had a pair of new rubber | i
shoes. The woman's under garments were
iu good condition. The decomposition
will , it is feared , prevent the identifica
tion of the woman. The body was found
lying half out on the bank , face down ,
while both hands were clenched and were
near her throat , as if she had tried to
protect herself. Sis girls have been
found slain in Dayton recently. Four of
the murders have never been solved.
FLAMES CAUSE DUAL FUNERAL.
Mother nml Little Daughter Pcrisli
Despite Heroism of Parent.
A double funeral was held in Winnet-
ka , 111. , Tuesdajas the result of the
tragedy in the homo of Earl P. Gore ,
station agent at Glencoo. Mrs. Gore
and her 2-year-old daughter , Letitia , were
buried together. Mrs. Gore was busy in
the kitchen of her home at 10 o'clock
Sunday while the child was at play in
the parlor. The mother heard the baby
scream , and. hurrying to the parlor door ,
saw the child's clothing was on fire. She
endeavored to smother the flames with
her own skirts and they became ignited.
Picking up the child , Mrs. Gore ran into
the back yard , while the flames were ris
ing above her own head. Neighbors seiz
ed blankets and hastened to the rescue ,
but before they could reach the sufferers
Mrs. Gore and the child wore fatally
GEORGE T. ANGELL IS DEAD.
Leader in Anti-Cruelty Crusades
Succumbs at Uoston Home.
George Thorudike Angoll. "friend o
dumb animals" and the leader in the hu
mane odiuational movement in the United
States , died in Boston early Tuesday ,
aged SO years. He had boon in failing
health a long time. Mr. Angell was the
president and one of the founders of the
Massachusetts Society for the Preven
tion of Cruelty to Animals. For twenty
years he had been president of the Ameri
can Humane Educational Association. lie
was educated for the law. In 1SOU. after
poo'.ntr two horses run to deatli in a race ,
lie established the puhMcatiou. Our Dumb i
AinniaK After that he was actively > -
" ! in his chosen life
gair" work. In on"
year ho had printed more tha-i IT.OtKXOUU
pages of literature. Ik caused to be es
tablished more than TO.JfK ( ) "bends of raorj j
cv" in America and K2zlstt < *
THE RELIGIOUS LIFE.
By Henry F. Cope.
The path of the just is as a shining
light shining more and more with the
perfect day.Prov. . . iv. , IS.
"Either religion is everything to one
or It is nothing , " so a good many say ,
but the saying means more than they
mean. U would be a pity if the re
ligion of foAns or of narrowing phil
osophy became the whole of a man's
world. It would be a tine thing if the
high motives of religion permeated all
things in all worlds.
We have become so accustomed to
calling certain things and acts sacred
while others we call secular , to drawIng -
Ing clean lines of separation between
religion 'and life that it is exceedingly
diflicult for any of us to constantly
mnke all life mean religion and to
make religion mean the whole of life.
Here are our creeds and our
churches , with their customs and ac
tivities ; these , we say , are religion.
Here are our homes and our occupa
tions ; they make life. Thus do we sep
arate the essentially inseparable and
confound the tools and products of
things with the things themselves.
The churches are the agencies of re
ligion , the communal expressions of the
spiritual life of peoples ; the creeds are
their attempts to state their under
standing of religious experience and to
formulate theories of the mysteries of
the higher life. Church and creed are
but tools and expressions of religion ;
they neither constitute it nor do they
Religion is not a department or sec
tion of the life. It is a motive and
| i method of living. It is our life iu the
consciousness of its highest values.
You can be just as truly religious in
making money as in saying a mass ;
you can be just as truly pious in mak
ing a pudding as In going to a prayer
It often happens that one's piety is
better expressed in daily commonplace
living and duties than in special eccle-
j astical exercises. A church service
or a prayer meeting may bethe opposite -
posite of a holy place , while some
home , where a mother is too absorbed
in the care of the children to think of
church , may glow with a divine glory.
Either God is everywhere or there is
no God anywhere for us ; either our re
ligion operates through , molds , and de
termines every act and all of life or is
an empty , formal , and useless burden
to us. The religion you can conline
to a corner of your life finds its grave
You may measure any faith and you _
may test your own by its power to vi
talize all your life , to permeate and
direct every motive , to make itself felt
as the constant determinative force of
your life. Whatever does this for you.
that Is your creed and your religion.
Xo matter what dreams of living
bliss , what mystic pleasures or exalta
tion may become yours through your
religious devotion , it is all a mockery
and delusion unless its power Is such
that It goes with you on the street ,
guides your actions and your bearing
toward your fellows , and translates its
dreams into deeds.
When the religion , or creed , or or
ganization , sect , or opinion fills all a
man's mental horizon his heart is
chilled , an eclipse of the soul takes
place. But the religion that Is like
a well of water within refreshes and
cheers him continually.
Ho only Is religious who is always
religious , always facing toward things
true , seeking the higher and full life
for himself and for all , making all his
life tell for the best In all life , and
somehow with his wholesome cheer and
high faith and idealism , making us be
lieve in goodness , and truth , and love
BE HUMBLE BEFORE GOD.
By R. W. Snyder.
Humble yourselves therefore under
the mighty hand of God. that lie may
exalt you in clue time ; casting all
your care upon Him ; for lie careth
foi you. I. Peter v. G , 7.
St. Peter knew the value of his own
prescription. It had helped him and
po he commended it to those around
him. It is a good prescription as
good for us now as for those
of St. Peter's day. True. we
do not live in such evil times
as did those to whom the apostle
wrote , and yet. let times be what they
may or circumstances ever so favor
able , our life must needs be one of
more or less continual struggle , and so
sometimes one of "hope deferred that
inaketh the heart sick. ' '
Knowing that this is so , we should
ber.r with a calm and sober heart alike
the seeming good and the seeming ill
that life may bring , knowing that
there aret horns in each life's path ;
real hardships to be endured ; real
temptations to be overcome ; hopes that
will be illusive , and sometimes crosses
that are heavy and hard to bear.
Most of us know it , and those that do
not will some day. Those are to be
congratulated who have come to know
that happiness merely Is not blessed
ness and that "a man's life consisteth
not in the abundance of the things ;
which he foreseeth. " for not till then
carwe know what the apostle meant
In saying. "Humble yourselves therefore - 1
fore under the mighty hand of God , j
tint np may exalt you In nue
casting all your care upon Him ; for
He careth for you. "
When once we have come to do that
we will know that this Is not a world
ot doom or of blind chance , but that
in ( iod we llu ; and move nnd have our
being : that "He ordereth a good man's
going and inaketh his way acceptable !
to Himself ; " that events do not hap
pen at random ; that there Is a reason
foi everything , even though we may
not be able to know what It Is. and
that that reason is without fault or' '
Haw because the all-wise God ruletb ;
Relieving this , we can believe thntj
all things are within Ills knowledge !
nnd Ills disposal , because He Is Lordj
of all. and though they might perhaps
have been ordered otherwise , we be
lieve they were thus ordered by th0
merciful God and Father of all. and
so are meant for our greatest good
now and here and forever.Vr may
not always be able to see why things
are as they are. but if we will stand
steadfastly with God we can confident
ly commit the keeping of our souls
unto Him as unto a faithful creator in
the certain assurance that He careth
for us. and that some day , if not now ,
we will see that all that lie does or
suffers to be done is for our final good.
WORK OF THE HOME-MAKER.
By Rev. W. A. Bartlett.
There is u tendency to-day to be
little the work of the liouie-imiker.
Our talk Is about schools and univer
sities. We exalt the club and the litr
erary circle. The patient mother who
Is at home making some needed gar
ment for her family Is called the drudge
and the slave , living in the dark ago-
Yet as a matter of fact all these lit
erary people and those who are ex
ploiting the so-called high ideals are-
dependent upon the work of the hands
and must wear the garment which
Dorcas has made.
All this talk about its being beneath
a woman to cook and sew is abso
lute rubbish. The very manual train
ing that is now being put into our
primary schools is a reaction against
such unworthy ideas. The woman
who can prepare a good meal and who
can fashion a comfortable garment , has
accomplished a greater work than can
be estimated.Ve do not need many
more books. We are overwhelmed with
reading matter of every kind. There
are enough theories of life to make
j-oti dizzy , but the world needs might
ily ] to be comforted , to be well and
economically fed. It does not need
showy clothes , but it needs enough to
feel warm in winter and to add to the
creature comforts at all times.
Peter raised Dorcas to life because
she had been full of good works. She
made coats and garments well and
they were needed. I Jut I doubt very
much if Peter would find it convenient
to raise to life dead people of this
age who do nothing but bilk and the
orize ; who write books that were bet
ter if they had nevi-r been born and
who add one more burden to a heav
ily ] loaded world. Let us exalt the
beauty and blessedness of the home
and the home-worker.
Character Is the sum of all Jlfe'a
It Is good to be wise , but It.Is . wiser
to be good.
Heaven's manna sits III on. the stonv
nch of sloth.
Heaven is deaf to us when we an
blind to others.
Star preaching is apt to mean night
In the church.
A serene life always has storms in
its past curriculum.
It Is well to watch the virtues that
employ press agents.
The man with a putty backbone usu
ally borrows a pious front.
Men are never greatlj- moved by
those truths they fully comprehend.
It may be the ill we are dodging Is
the cure for the greater ills we desire.
Little deeds are often like little windows
dews Into a large room.
A man never has any more religion
than his children can find out.
You never make a mistake in giving
where you give part of yourself.
The man who follows his appetites
expects his wife to follow his ideals.
It takes more than singing "Home ,
Sweet. I lome , " to .make homes sweet.
When the preacher goes hunting , for
fame the Avolf needs no invitation to
It's no use talking about having di
vine grace if you cannot be gracious to
The holiest work in this world is
buying happiness for others with our
o\vn toi ! and pain.
DON'TS FOR CHURCHMEN.
Don't sit still if you would avoid
life's most trying situation.
Don't lose your faith in good things
by feeding on garbage.
Don't make the mistake of trying
to clean up the world by scalding your
Don't mistake for the water of life
that which gets into the milk of hu
Don't fall to remember that capac
ity for heaven depends on the creatioo
of happiness here.
Don't expect to find the finest prospects -
pects in life except at the stunmit off
Don't forget that while you may
have a right to your own sorrows , yoo
have no right to throw their shadows
in another's yv"
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