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The NuifOlk Weekly News-Journal
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Thu Journal , Established 1877.
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No. 22. Business Olllco and Job Itooms ,
No. 1(22. (
li. Oook Is learning by experience
that "only virtue secures happiness. "
Now York's newest play "The Nest
Kgg" haa very properly been sent to
cold storage. /
There Is a move to tax all the cats
of Paris. They seem unfriendly to
the songbirds of the night.
Hubert Latham Is planning to hunt
with an aeroplane. It would seem
the Ideal thing for a wild goose chase.
Fire escapes on matchbox buildings
may not bo ornamental , but they arc
worth unlimited money when they are
The tariff Is a strenuous eort of a
skeleton that docs not enjoy the llin
Ued quarters of the congressional fain
The population center Is still In In
diana. That state's many poets clear-
Jy favor solitude only when wlting
tit space rates.
Every time John D. breathes he
draws $29.60. Even If ho had hay fev
er a whole season ho would not be in
danger of the poor house.
Mr. Carnegie gives $11,500,000 for
beating swords into ploughshares ,
which scorns likely to overstock the
agricultural tool market.
An Alabama man began courting ti
girl when ho was 21 and married nor
at 72. It didn't appear safe to post
pone the nuptials any longer.
Champ Clark says nothing on the
Iiouso rules now. The small boy never
objected to the rules , only to giving
possession of It to the teacher.
The leaning tower of Pisa Is gel" m
more out of plumb. It Is strange that
some of our college hammer throwers
oon't go across and push it over.
The newspapers report many thin
Ice accidents. The problem Is now to
get tho- boys on a well frozen pond
and make them believe it is risky.
One of the first objects of the Car-
iieglo peace fund should bo to put the
\vbolo Brazilian navy to work on sonic
iijeful occupation like raising bammiu.
Food Expert Wiley marries u suf
fragette. Dr. Wiley may bo able to
cook the dinner , but he has not yet
demonstrated his ability to tote the
The entire postal service should be
taken out of politics , says Mr. Hitch
cork. It is also true .that the htininn
iace should obey all the ten command-
The nation's defences are called
weak by' the war department , but the
absence , of an Inquisitive turn of mind
is often as good protection as any
guns can be.
Strange Caleb Powers should pre
fer to go to congress when ho might
have gone to a comfortable states
prison equipped with all the modern
Andy Carnegie's gifts now total up
to $179,500,000 , and the congregation
forgets all about the deacon's squeaky
boots when the contribution box "gets
around to his pew.
J. R. Thomas of Lima , O. , has been
awarded $1,655 for damages for nn
electric shock received while fitting
on the fence. Which goes to show that
it pays to be an insurgent.
A bill has been Introduced by Rep
resentative Sulloway for very materi
ally raising the pensions of all old
soldiers , It is expected that It will j
be passed at the present session.
People who don't like cold cars
should walk , says Mayor Gaynor of
Now York. He forgets that It Is so
cially discreditable to seem to have no
resources other than your own legs.
Lodge and Aldrich favor revising
the tariff schedule by schedule. As
the tariff riles things up so , it 'vouM
certainly bo moro comfortable to take
tidal waves on the Installment plan.
The first iron nails made In this
country were hammered Into shape in
1777 at Cumberland , R. I. The pro
cess of making these modern necessi
ties has changed some since that date.
Through all the uproar and commo
tion which has been caused by the re
cent election and political upheaval ,
President Taft has smiled sereut-'y '
and has , apparently/ / emerged unit1-
The bishop of Michigan employs un
usual phraseology to give a clover
"shade of meaning when he spcakn of
the 'tinmoBt * means by which certain
unctous and pious gentlemen acquired
great wealth. "
James A. Patten Is finding It dllll-
ctilt to get rid of his money. Strange
that these multimillionaires who find
lr money such a burden are never
silling to share it with 'the ones who
really need It.
Mr. Putnam , "librarian of congress ,
can save nothing oit a $6,000 salary. I J
No doubt ho has read all of the 1-
702,685 books on his nholvos In a vain
effort for practical Information how
to support a family.
Even on nn economical basis it costs
three-quarters of n billion to run this
country of ours for a year. That
seems a moderate amount to n man
who has just paid his grocery bill and
sco Christmas coming.
As Abe Reuf has been sent to jail
for fourteen years , It might be wise
to release the inhabitants of Frisco on
suspended sentence for n time , In
stead of indicting the whole popula
tion as everyone favored.
Upton Sinclair has never posed as
a humorist but when he declares that
there will be a revolution In the Unit
ed States unless President Taft par-
fens the editor of "Tho Appeal to
Reason , " he arrives In that class.
The marvellous , development of
western Canada Is opening up a now
market for our products and manu
facturers and the demand for a trade
treaty that will open the American
markets to Canadian buyers has the
support of both shies of the line.
Commissioner Ring of Maine cstl
mates that the forests of that state
If rightly handled will produce 637,0
000,000 feet of spruce a year continu <
ously. Maine is the great spruce
growing state and that is where the
effort should be made to continue Its
If Attorney Brandeis could save the
$300,000,000 which the railroads are
wasting and Senator Aldrich could
save the $300,000,000 which ho says
the government Is wasting and it
could be used to buy Christmas presents
ents with , we might all have our sto'ck-
Ings illled for once.
Niagara Falls , N. Y. , has'had a year
of great prosperity , due to the gener
al application of the power of the waterfall
ter-fall to Industrial development. To
the great satisfaction of the country
at large , this has been accomplished
without marring the beauty of this
masterpiece of nature.
The policemen of Des Molnes have
organized an association for their mu
tual protection. Each member is to
contribute a certain sum from his
monthly salary to establish a sinking
fund to be used in case of sickness
or deatli among the members or any
of their families. This is the enl >
organization of the kind on record.
A Cincinnati man' who paid $4 to
hear one of Dr. Cook's lectures , Is now
biluglng suit for its recovery. If he
was never sold before , the experience
was worth $4 to him. If he has beer
sold as often as most men have , it is
foolish to pick such a man as Cook
as the one to make an example of
Dr. Cook has been over-advertised al
A new emergency ration has beei
prepared for use In the United States
army In which the nutritive values are
so concentrated "ihat a three-days' sup
ply of food can be carried In the ves
pocket. This would ] certainly put i
soldier In "light marching order" as
regards food supply , and also reduce
to a minimum the .possibility of his
overloading his stomach.
A postal card recently reached IU
Destination In South Bend , Ind. , afte
being on the road thirty-six years
Some people might have given it. up
for lost , but It was merely delayed
The firm to which it was addressed
had been out of business for years
This much-traveled card will b
placed on exhibition nt Washington In
the postofllce department.
Judge Robert W. Taylor , who died
recently has. other claims to fame an
honor besides that of having sen
t'enced Cassle Chadwick. He was an
able lawyer and judge and performei
much valuable public service. HI
would have been- the candidate of th' '
republicanparty for governor of Ohl >
this fall , with a fair chance of beat
ing Harmon , but for his dlslncllnatlo
and 111 health. Ho was a man who dl
We know of nothing moro pitiabl
than the little child who sees the jo
of Christmas all about but has n
share in It. The youngster who fla
tens his nose against the gorgeou
store windows , who" hears of Sant
only as the children's friend , whos
playmates have gifts , playthings , can
dies and all such luxuries of childhood
but stands forgotten on the outside
must have a tearful heart , If not
Whatever else may be said of Mrs
Eddy , this Is true , that after reachln
the ago o 45 , an invalid , searching fo
health and happiness , which had never
been hers to enjoy , she wrested sueI
cess out of failure and built .up n great
organization in spite of fierce opposl-
tlon. What will bo the verdict of history -
tory as to Mrs. Eddy's work and character -
actor it Is too early to say. Time will
test and sift these things as It tests
and sifts all things.
There Is altogether too much leglst
latlon in this country. That Is one
reason why It IB not moro respected.
Out of the thousands of bills Intro *
duced In the legislature every two
years not moro than n dozen are of
real worth and need. In many states
there Is no need for the legislature tu
ssemblo so often. It has been sugt
ested that a session once In ten years
1th special sessions when conditions
omnnded would work for the general
The Philippine railways are spend-
ig between $7,000,000 and $8,000.000t
n construction. A great hotel and
lub house are being erected In Ma-
lla. Moat of this work Is being done
y foreign capital who consider the
nvestments good because of Amerl-
an occupation of the Islands. What
vould be the attitude of the capital-
sts toward Philippine Investments If
he islands should be turned over to
intivcs to govern , Is the question
omo are asking ?
The Emerald Isle sends over the
eas to America a continual and pa-
hetlc cry to her wandering children
o come back to Erin. But It is a
ain cry. Ireland is so desperately ,
lopelessly poor that her sons and
laughters leave as soon as they can
jam money for their passage to Amer-
ca and will not return although many
of the poor homes are kept running
olely on the money sent back to the
ild folks by the children , especially
he girls who are earning wages In
Pittsburg has recently voted ten mil-
ion dollars for municipal improve-
nents and has appointed a large body
of its best citizens to see that It Is
spent properly. Out of the humllia-
lon that came to that city through its
; raft exposures a better state of af-
'airs ' is being developed. Cities , like
nen , are capable of making "stepping
stones of their dead selves to higher
hlngs. " Pittsburg now promises to
jecomo a leader among the cities of
the United States In all that makes
municipal lifo worth living. >
Franco is to have a black army
250,000 strong enlisted from their
Guinea and Nigeria possessions. These
nen are naturally war-like and would
ather fight than not. They are to be
armed with European weapons and
trained in European style. With black
roops garrisoning in Algeria , France
could withdraw a large portion of her
African army of occupation for service -
vice on her own eastern frontier. Such
in nrmy would be a great help to
Prance , and one that European sol-
Hers would dread to face.
Mrs. Belva Lockwood , the woman
suffrage advocate , has now gained
'nine as an Inventor , having made a
paper milk bottle , which is expected
to do away with one fruitful source
of impure milk Improperly clean
ed milk bottles. Mrs. Lockwood's pa
per bottle will be so cheap that it
will be necessary to use them but
once. We believe If this proves a suc .
cess that Mrs. Lockwood has done
more good than If she had gained the 1
presidency. But it's doubtful If Mrs.
Lockwood sees it that way. I i
Michigan has a compulsory educa .
tion law , It also has a strict game law
which forbids the shooting of bears 1
out of season. Those two laws place (
a backwoodsman of that state In a i
very trying predicament. He lives
some distance from the schoolhousu !
and his children are chased by wolves' ( '
and bears on their way to school ,
and he has a narrow escape from a
bear himself , but it is a punishable *
offense to shoot these animals. Ho1 )
asks for Instructions as to how he may
remain a law abiding citizen and still I
Dr. Booker T. Washington gave the
60,000 negroes of Chicago a very plain
talk recently. Ho impressed upon
them that their condition here In
America was one of luxury when 1
compared with that of the peasants ho |
had visited In southern Europe. Dr.
Washington does not deny tliat the
race has special Injustices to bear ,
but he believes that they can bear
them and still progress. What Dr.
Washington said applys just as well
to the struggling white man as to the
black man In America. The struggle
Is hard but it makes the man.
WHICH STREET WILL PAVFV'
Which street will be the first to net
out a petition for next spring's pav
ing ? Not every street In town can be
naved and the first petition in will
be the first one served.
Do any of the Streets to the Junc
tion want paving ? Which one ? And
how about the avenues west ?
Now's the time to act , if there's to
be any paving done.
It seems somewhat absurd for the
United States to cheerfully expend be
tween three and four hundred millions
upon the construction of a marine
highway , for the use of other nations.
Should the canal be opened under
I resent conditions an American might
rttatid all day on the bank of that
great waterway watching the procev-
Hlnn of Chipping moving In either di
rection without feeing the flag of hi *
country floating.from n single innnt
head. ) i PnloHS congress takes ImtiH'i- ! !
ate action In the Inilfdlni ; up of a HUT
chant marine , this country's pride In
the t completion of one of the grouted
undoitakings of all the ages will bo
largely ] mingled with humiliation
GETTING READY FOU CHRISTMAS.
This In a time of feverish activity In
church circles. For some weeks the
hey i has regarded Sunday school at
tendance t as a good sporting proposi
tion. t The cholrrt meet twice a week
to t practice their moro or less rover-
cut wnrblings , while out In the coun
try t a fine opportunity for Cupid's darts
Is offered the young folks by long
tramps ( through woodland solitudes In
-t tcnrch of evergreen trimmings.
In spite of allfreakish aspects , a
man j must be a withered up old cynic
who does not respond to this sym
phony of greenery , music , child voices
and the memory of earth's most sac
red leader. The warring old pagan
world for the first time heard a mes
sage of love and peace when Jesus
was born. His birthday means more
to every one of us In terms of hope
and joy than nil the other annlver-
saries put together. Suffering and
want are endured by some of us , but
In the main It can be a merry Christ
mas for us If we will but have It so ,
particularly If we try to make It mer
ry for someone else.
LAFE YOUNG'S SPEECH.
One xof the political sensations of
the week was the maiden speech de
livered j by Senatbr "Lafo" Young of
Iowa j on Thursday. Senator Youn
had j prepared a set speech but the big
surprise , feature of the address came
when he departed from his original
manuscript and gave a talk that was
startling in its boldness. The Junlo"
senator declared that the country
wanted the tariff let alone , that med
dling with It would Injure the agrictil
tural districts , that the country would
be better off if congress would ad
journ for two years. He didn't hesi
tate to step on the toes of his col
league , Senator Cummins. One report ,
commenting ' upon the speech , said in
part ' :
The senator's trooping of dead lend
ers ( of the republican party in battle
array ( was regarded as one of the fin-
est bits of oratory heard In the upper
house 1 for years. Always happy , never
prolix 1 , with homely simile here and
there ' to buttress a point , with sntlre
and irony splendidly intermingled , he
made j one of the most rcfreshini
speeches i of the sixty-first congress
and i one of the most telling.
Senator Cummins , his colleague ,
was the last to congratulate him , and
from ] nearby witnesses of the meeting
of , the two senators , It is learned the
senior i senator remarked :
"You were pretty severe on me in
your criticism of progressives. "
There was no reply from Young :
only , an expanding smile and Senator
Cummins i passed on , his duty done.
No quarter was asked by the Iown ,
newspaper man and none was given.
Cummins and Young understand each
other. They occupy different camps ,
and if Mr. Young perchance be defeat
ed at the coming session of the Iowa
legislature he will be found out In th
open in 1912 battling for Cummins. '
seat. This is the significance of lo
Senator Young "gave the legislative
body , of which he" has been a member
exactly ten daysr the surprise of Its
existence. He had prepared to make
an attack on his colleague , Senator
Cummins , who seeks passage of a con
current resolution changing the rules'
of the senate and house so as to per-
mlt piecemeal revision of the Payne
Aldrich tariff la * . This he did and
Doffing his toga when he arose , he
lectured the grave and dignified seua-
tors from the standpoint of an editor ,
which he is in private life.
The senate gasped and then laughed -
ed when Mr. Young told it that the
country would feel relieved were congress -
gress to adjourn altogether for two
"solid" years , it gasped again when
he alluded to Its members In broezj
fashion as "boys" and when he de
clared that the editors of the country
and not congress ruled the country
the galleries joined with senators ir
general hilarity. (
Did you shop e'arly ?
Shop early In * the morning.
You can't write" it 1910 much long
This Is "Prince of Pllsen" week Ii
Heard anything about a new Unlor
Pacific depot ?
Speaking of paving get your petl
tion out early.
Next Thursday will be the shortes
day In the year.
You'll HAVE to do your Christmas
shopping this week.
The sun Is now rising a little soutl
of the Junction depot. /
There aren't so many writing I
"Xmas" as there used to be.
We thought this snow would stay
on long enough for Santa Glaus
sleigh , but It won't ,
Now's the time to get the paving pe
tltlons started , if there's to bo any
paving this coming spring.
Yes , girls , you had your chance
vhen Henry Woodruff was hero , and
f you didn't make good , It's your own
It would have been'mow approprl-
to to call him "Deafy" than "Dummy"
Vest , , since he really can talk , but
The duys may be shorter this week
han any other time In the year , but
licre's some compensation. The nights
Why Is It that on each Christmas
ay , the 80-year-old boys always have
o rob the 12-year-olds of their best
ays and play with them till the tiov-
Ity wears off ?
The last time there was a boxing
natch here , the several hundred fight
ans in town nto so much oyster stew
fter the fight that the town suffered
rom a milk famine next day and the
ame was true of choice steaks ,
lore's hoping there'll bo an advance-
lock In waiting for the crowd this
. ATCHISON GLOBE SIGHTS.
How a big man will howl when hurt
i little !
Radishes arc so easily raised ; and
Everybody has acquaintances , but
ew have friends.
Some men want to show how smart
hey are every minute.
Men talk about their stomachs.
Vomen talk about their hair.
Most women are clever at tolling
heir husbands how to save money.
Most people condone a Ho told about
iges In procuring a marriage license.
When a man asks a hundred dollars
or a horse , he expects to get about
Women often say of one another ,
She's terribly unhappy and dlssatls-
There arc some men who seem to
maglne that their candle is an arc
Some husbands and wives make it a
ule never to speak decently to each
You frequently hear of a great man
dying whom you never heard of while
ic was alive.
When a man is accused of a crime
te is also sure to b'o accused of having
"guilty look. "
Christmas is like company ; the peo-
) le who do the most for it make the
nest fun of it.
Nothing will cure a balky horse or a
balky man like going away and leav-
ng him alone.
A church member's Idea of being a
sport Is to drop a quarter In the col-
When a rich man dies old-fashioned
leople say , "Well , he can't take any
thing with him. "
We have often thought it a pity
that a man's stomach is not better
than his appetite.
A boy's idea of being good to his
little brother is to whip the little
We aren't particularly hard to en
tertain , but no one can Interest us In
a spiritual seance.
A boy thinks if he could afford a
liundred-dollar shotgun , he could kill
ducks a mile high.
Warmed over potatoes and love af
fairs will never be able to pass for
the original article.
When there are two cases of any
thing in town some people say the
disease is epidemic.
When a young man talks of getting
married , he always says , "That's the
natural way to live. "
A woman was limping on the street
today"She seems to have clipped a
flange , " said a brakeman.
When a man falls , he doesn't find
much consolation in the assurance
that ho was too ambitious. *
The trouble with the friendship
bank Is that most people want to draw
out more than they put in.
Always make allowances for what a
woman says about the salaries ro-
cel\ed by her successful kin.
' The telephone is about the only
thing we know of that is a blessing
and a curse at the same time.
Family recipes are the terror of a
druggist's life , as the names of the In
gredients are never spelled right
As a general rule , the man who be
haves himself doesn't do much howlIng -
Ing because he doesn't get justice.
When a boy breaks a window , his
first Impulse Is to run. And he has
the same impulse when ho Is grown.
After young men come out of col
lege , they don't ' settle down and act
like other people for fully three years.
Every one who owns an old reliable
family horse that stands without
hitching , expects to have It made fun
An old man admires youth , and its
pleasures and enthusiasm ; but ho
doesn't like to have his nose rubbed
We often hear men say : "If I'd
Jump him about It , he'd only Ho out of
It , HO I might as well not say any-
Automobile agents work just llko
other a ent ; they are saying now
that machines will bo higher In ( ho
Dr. Cook , however , Is not the first
man to turn his energies to being a
lovely character for what money there
Is In It.
Married men particularly like to
hear of nn old bachelor getting mar
ried ; they like to see the conceit taken
out of him.
What has become of the old fash
ioned mother who took a good deal
of pride in the fact that hers was a
delicate child ?
You arc thoughtful , and may be able
to think of something which means
less than a woman's kiss bestowed on
After a man discovers how little ho
knows , he begins to suspicion that
possibly others do not know as much
as they claim.
Talk with any automobile agent in
winter , particularly when there Is
snow on the ground , and you will find
A funny thing has happened in
Atchison ; the men are all fond of a
certain preacher , and the women do
not like him.
Every farmer says occasionally , "I
love my children as much as their
mother loves them , for all the fuss she
makes about It. "
Did you over know a man who
would wait for dinner at home as
cheerfully as he'wnits for a bum free
lunch to be served ?
The man who is simply bubbling
over with enthusiasm today will
probably exhaust himself , and be dull
and stupid tomorrow.
If the jury doesn't return a verdict
to you , do you Infer It was purchased ,
or simply as Ignorant as the funny
papers say juries are ? *
Women say that when a young cou
ple marry they should care more for
eacli other as they grow older. That's
theory ; fact Is different.
This world will never be just right
until we are as sleepy at 9 o'clock in
the evening as we are when called at
6 o'clock in the morning ,
lien Davis returned from his trip to
Chicago today. He says his kin were
not near as glad to see him as he had
been led to believe they would be.
Every time a scandal Is whispered
around , a public investigation should
bo started , to see if it Is true. We
don't believe one-fifth of the scandal
When a town man makes a change ,
he engages In the real estate and In
surance business ; a farmer under sim
ilar circumstances engages In the milk
We know enough about farming to
know that it isn't as easy and simple
as some of these Back-to-tho-Farm
writers along Park row and other well
known rural communities would have
Adorns Jury Still Out.
Sioux City , Dec. 20. The jury in the
George Adams murder case , which re
tired at 5 o'clock last evening , was
still out this afternoon. It was report
ed It stood 11 to 1 for acquittal. Ad
ams killed Miles Phillips during a
quarrel last April. Self defense was
Coalition's Majority 126.
London , Dec. 20. The government
party will have a coalition majority of
126 in the new parliament as a result
of-the election which closed yesterday.
LORIMER REPORT SOON.
Senator Burrows Is Authorized to Sub.
mlt the Findings.
Washington , Dec. 20. Senator Bur.
rows , chairman of the senate commit
tee on privileges and election , was au
thorlzed today to prepare a report of
: he investigation of charges of bribery
which were filed in connection with
the election of Senator Lorlmer of Il
linois. Mr. Burrows announced that
the report of the sub-committee which
exonerated Senator Lorlmer , but did
not pass on the truth or falsity of evi
deuce Involving Individual members
of the Illinois legislature. He added
that he did not think there would bo a
minority report from the committee
out that the report when presented
would be accompanied by Individual
statements of the members of the
The report , it Is expected , will bo
A Western Union Guarantee.
London , Dec. 20. The provisional"
agreement for the amalgamation of the
Western Union company and the An >
glo-Anierican Cable company stlpu
latos that the former will give the ca >
bio company an unconditional guarantee
anteo of a 3 % percent dividend In per
petulty on the total capital of $35,000-
Sioux City Raffles Stopped.
Sioux City , la. , Dec. 20. Sioux City
haa placed a ban on all raffles and
the selling of chances on cigars and
candy , which has been conducted hereon
on a wholesale scale , will bo stopped
at once. Mayor Smith Issued orders
to the police today.
DO THEY "COME UACK7"
Text , "Lot the Rlmdow return back *
wnrtl.M KlriKO xx. 10.
A iii-w term has come Into our won
derful American phraseology , already
rli-li with expressions from the "dia
mond. " the "gridiron" and the "turf. "
Now from the "squared circle" cornw *
another , a so called Rcnolsm. It I *
Hintiid positively , like an axiom In
geometry , that "they don't come
back. " That Is , he to quote n certain
famous colored liuly that "brings
homo the bacon" must be one who
hasn't had n defeat or hasn't been too
long out of the game. To step out of
line , or worce , Jo bo pushed out , murks
the beginning of the end. No rabbit's
jfoot talisman can ward off the Inevi
table hour. From that time "the paths
of glory" lead but to defeat.
Is It True ?
Let's face the question bravely and
sensibly. After one has reached th
zenith of his powers and there comes
a reverse , more or less serious , on a
he "come back ? " Physically seldom-
or only for a time. For the lighter ,
the sprinter , the ball player , the ath
lete , the man who has hud a break
down ( his friends tell him "vertigo , "
the doctor says "slight stroke" ) , the
woman with nervous prostration , it's
n mighty sobering thought but you've-
touched your limit. You've caught
sight of the day when you can't "come
back. " In that vague thing we call
"success" can one "come back" after
defeat or failure ? Yes. frequently.
Mark Twain did. And the business
world Is full of men who went down
In defeat only to rise again to greater
heights. But , mind you , I'm an opti
mist. Cold blooded statisticians nay
75 per cent do not "come back. " now-
over. fl'do. . You may be among them.
In the moral world can one "come
back V" Thank God. yes. Not al
ways Into the society against which ,
they bnve sinned , but into regard
of right minded men and. most of
all , Into their own self respect. It
is old fashioned. It seems , to quote-
While tin- lamp holds out to burn ,
the vilest sinner may return. " but It is
au eternal truth.
Is Defeat Failure ?
You cannot always measure a matt
by his defeats. You must know what
use ho makes of them. The Injured
oyster turns his wound lute a pearl.
The young Jew Disraeli sits dowu
amid howls of derision at his maiden
spcecli In the house of commons. Ills-
answer is. "The day will como when
you shall hear me ! " Carlyle through
many weary years. In poverty and
pain , writes his first volume of "The >
French Revolution. " He lends . the
priceless mnnusei'ipt t'o Stuart Mill ,
and Mill's servat lights the lire with
It. In spite of his hardship and de-
ppnlr again ho wrote the masterpiece-
of today. Milton Is blind , Dante and
Hugo exiles. Btinyan. Rulelgb and Lu-
thur arc in prison. Darwin and R. L.
Stevenson are Invalids. "Yes , but
they all made good ; they came back ,
Mr. Preacher. " True. But Robert E.
Leo didn't. Ho surrenders his sword
and the Army of Northern Virginia.
Yet north and couth say he Is greater
than if ho had triumphed. Some men
tight and win ; others fight Just as
faithfully and lose. Many a splendid
success Is built upon a heroic failure.
Up In the dungeon at Mudineru *
there's a flash of steel In the shudder
ing light , and John the Baptist bus
failed only to succeed. Sunset at
midday on Golgotha. A mangled body
IH bustled Into a borrowed tomb , and
the Man of Nazareth lies among the
failures of time only to succeed for
The Dial of Ahaz.
Well , when we are all done here , will
there be another "chance to "come
back ? " Is there somewhere in the
spirit world where we have another
opportunity ? Can we take up the task
slighted here ? Will God turn back the
universe and glvo us yesterday ? No
one seems to know. " 'Tig not so
nominated in the bond" that Is the
Bible. There's no encouraging word
from "that undiscovered country from
whose bourne no traveler has ever re
turned. " Better not count on It "A
n tree falls so shall it He. " Each new
morning Is the surest chance to "come
back. " Sometimes your day may be
prolonged. Once upon a time au an
cient king named Ilezcklah was flick ,
about to die. Prayer was offered for
his recovery. In the courtyard , vis
ible from bis palace window , was the
town clock , n great dial , built by Kins
Ahnz yearn before. As a sign of fa
vorable answer the shadow was to go
back ton degrees on the dial. At high
noon some supreme light shone from
the mercy scat , like that shone "above
the brightness of the sun" to Saul on
the way to Damascus , rose on the oth
er side of the dial of Ahaz , and Ilezc
klah had fifteen years added to his
life. Nevertheless the end came-
eventually. But don't build on a mir
acle , brother. Your day may be near
done. Morning , high sun , afternoon ,
shadows lengthening , gloom of sun
down , twilight and evening star and
after that , the dark. Yes , you may
"come back" after that bad accident ,
"come back" after that fever , "the
shadow ( mayi return backward" as
you sit convalescing on the porch , but
at the last you won't' , "como back. "
"Now" Is the day. "Whatsoever thy
hand flndoth to do , do it with thy
might , for there is no work , nor device - .
vice , nor knowledge , nor wisdom , in
the grave , whither thou goeat"
One of those hand painted eight-
inch plates beautifully decorated with
fruits and flowers
would make any
woman enjoy her Xmas the work of
Miss Loan , Gothenburg , Neb.
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