The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, December 30, 1910, Page 4, Image 4
TUB NORFOLK WKKKLY NEWS-JOURNAL. FRIDAY , nKI.MBKR ( ! : 0. HMO. The NoifOIK Weekly News-Journal Tlio NQWR , Established 1881. The .Journal , Established 1877. THE HU8E PUBLISHING COMPANY W. N. Humi N , A , HIIHO , iTCflldont. Secretary. Every Friday. Hy nmll per year , $1.50. Entered at llio postofllco at Norfolk , Nob. , aB second class matter. Telephone ) * : Editorial DupartuiGtit No. 22. HiiBliH'BB O111co and Job Rooms , No. II 22. Two Louisiana men fought over a girl and killed each other. The girl IB to bo congratulated. Dr. Cook denies the gum drop story , but he IIUH not yet dlHprovcd Hint he carried on u mini shoo game. Dr. Cook has come back to claim his 119 ! ) years lease on an exclusive nlcho In the American Hall of Fame. U must ho a boautlful thing to bo a I'lttaburs Institute. Andrew Carnegie 1ms just presented one with $300,000. It seems rather cruel for the otll- clals to bar West Point chicken rais ing , when eggs arc fifty cents n doz en. It Is n lean Christmas In Wall afreet , bill In consequence thereof many a lamb Is surviving to the mut ton stage. Poor old President Diaz of Mexico is having a hard time. Ills long ca reer now bids fair to have n stormy termination. The senate would not let the vice president count a quorum. It has long scorned to us as if the senators were not "all there. " When the government ofllcials find any spare moments lying around loose they can always proceed to Indict the jmckors again. Aviator Grahame-Whlte got a 70- foot fall at Dover , Eng. Our advice is to quit , pocket his winnings , and usp n velocipede. As civil war pensions have cost nearly four billions , we move that we do not light again until after a refer endum to posterity. Popular election of senators seems to be coming , and statesmen must fre quent the cattle shows more , and the cloak rooms less. The seed catalogue bears somewhat the same relation to the vegetable garden that the rainbow does to the pot of gold at its foot. Tammany Hall tried to burn up nat urally , but because of some unneces sary ( Interference by the : lre depart ment the attempt failed. The idea of the democrats seems to be not to pass a tariff bill , but to get one vetoed , so as to get the credit without any responsibility. The now democratic governors are besclzed with office seekers. After a fifteen year diet of crow , the plum tree looks very , very good. If the city ward movement cannot be checked any other way , why not extend the cities and their advant ages into the rural districts ? Thomas Edison , having an income of $8,000 a week , can order little jobs from the plumbers and carpenters with some calmness of soul. The crowd of the Christinas * rash evidently has not heard what the foot ball rules committee has done about slugging and foul tackling. Instead of getting cross about this war scare , why not admire the good publicity work of the ammunition and artillery makers' "ndsmlth ? " Now there is a plot to dethrone King Alfonso of Spain. The king job is getting about as uncertain as a cub reporter's on a New York dally. Hughes Is again talked of for presi dent , now that he is not to bo chief Justice. The people may yet commute his life sentence to the supreme court. The three card monte men who -were pinched in New York evidently bad been looking at the sidewalk crowd , and thought it was a cattle show. Secretary Hitchcock has taught the government departments the best les son possible by cutting the deficit in the postofllco department down $11- 500,000. President Taft has snuffed out the war scare , and would-be military he- rocs must continue to win glory by the death in their beds of old men of higher rank. Governor-elect Dlx of Now York at tended twenty-three banquets In a week. As long as .ho gets his board free , should ho not work for less than 510,000 per ? It was an awful blow to go market ing after the political overturn and find that the thick-headed provision men wore charging Just the same for ba con and eggs. Former Senator Clark has n $7,000.- 000 house In Now York , and It looks , as If ho would need a hired girl If ho Is going to have his meals on tlmo In such an outllt , Now that Chicago university gets another $10,000,000 fioiu John D. , they should bo ableto have It on all the otliur colleges by teaching their young men how to spell. The senators take up the amend ment for their election by jllreet vote with about the enthusiasm with which a man might bo asked to net on his own death warrant. It looks now as though President 1'nft failed to realize how heavily the Archibald gun was loaded. But the tecoll Is "heavy 'enough to make him aware of his mistake. Governor-elect Dlx of Now York takes to the woods to write his In augural. From the slump in the eloo.- tlou last month , he should llnd many of the voters up there. The repeated news of the suppres sion of the Mexican revolt may Indi cate that the newspapers down there nro not unfamiliar with the buttered side of the staff of life. During this Teddyosquo silence , one can now hear New Orleans and San Francisco disputing about the exposi tion , and calling each other bad across the back yard fence. They are talking of -$00,000000 ; pension bill , but as long as you can get a pension for trouble with your eyes caused by reading the war news , the bill will have hard rubbing. H. Cassaway Davis , at the age of 87 , is running for senator from West Vir ginia. Very fitting , as be must have been born about the time that the musty senate red tape was selected. If the new congress passes a tariff bill , for goodness sake let It make one that will stick a few days. This try ing to build up a business with an earthquake as a foundation la discour aging. Undoubtedly the secretary of war would like to prove to Andrew Car negie that in no other way would his $10,000,000 do so much for peace as by strengthening the navy and the coast defenses. King George V is credited with be ing able to speak the English language r-o that it can be understood. The new English ruler may not bo a gen ius , but ho Is certainly a near genius if he can turn a tr'lck like that. The prune has not been eliminated , only the seed. If the agricultural wiz ard , Luther Burbnnk , could make way with the whole thing , his name would be canonized by the boarding house dwellers throughdut the country. Healing by music is the latest fad to be tested in a Philadelphia snnltori- urn. We have heard of people being driven crazy by certain kinds of mus ic. It is to bo hoped that a choice brand is used on the helpless invalid. Vice President and Mrs. Sherman entertained the Tafts at dinner the other night. Perhaps the peace so cieties could get European armaments reduced if they would hand out more good dinners and fewer long speech es. Joseph E. Smith of Salt Lake City had a grand celebration on his seven ty-second birthday. His live wives , forty-two children and twenty-three grand children were all present. There's nothing like the reunion of a Mormon family to roll up numbers. The best proposition made In re gard to restricting the Immigrants seems to be to allow only those alcins who are willing to go to parts of the country where such labor as they nre able to perform is needed to enter the country. There is great need of the help which the emigrant ship supplies in many parts of the country. Re striction IB not so much needed as sys teinatic distribution. All the efforts which have been made by President Taft , Ex-President Roosevelt and Secretary Root , to con ciliate the Japanese and heal their wounded pride with praise and ap preciation , were made null and void , by the refusal of the Pasadena socie ty women to accept a courteous invi tation from the Japanese oil'.cers on board their own war ship. To say the very least possible , their action was very ill advised and discourteous. Rudolph Spreckleo preached to the business men of Chicago on the same text ho has talked upon so vigorous ly In San Francisco "Honestv In the * best policy. " His doctrine Is not as popular as It should be , but U Is gain ing adherents. Mr * Spreckles con tends that If business were honest , there would bo no dishonesty In poli tics , and that the bribe giver is the fli-st offender and should bo quite PS severely punished As the brlb tuner. Louis Nixon , the ship builder , after spending several months In South I America urges us to do everything i I possible to build up our trade with j 1 Hint continent and to make Invest- : j ] incntfl there rather than In Africa or ! Hie orient. Ho saystho tlmo Is not many years distant when Argentina ill be supplying us with meat Just ns exclusively an Urnzll Is now providing us with coffee. Wo are BOOH to be making great importations from the South American states , but whether South America will In return take our manufactures or continue to give preference foronco to those of Europe remains to bo found out , and whether ships flyIng - Ing the American Hag arc to make the exchange or those of foreign coun tries , is nlso yet to be determined. Unless some movement toward build ing merchant ships Is promptly under taken the situation that will confront usvhen the Panama enmil is opened , will be , the Anioricnn ling , llontlng only on fortifications and war ships , and foreign ships carrying on the com merce. NORFOLK HOSPITAL APPOINT- MENTS. * Governor-elect Aldrlch Is to be hear tily commended for the appointments that he has made at the Norfolk In sane hospital and- people interested in I lie welfare of the Institution ( ns wo of north 'Nebraska all particularly are ) may well feel elnted over the class of officials whom the governor- elect has named to take charge of the hospital. In the new superintendent , Dr. An drew Johnson of Omnhn , Mr. Aldrlch has appointed a man of proven admin istrative and executive ability , whose experience ns a practitioner In the class of cases coming to the institu tion is such that ho will know whether they are receiving the right kind of treatment. As first physician , Dr. DIshong is recognized as one of the coming men of the country in this class of medical work. He was here for two years un der Dr. Young's suporintendency and he proved his eminent ability at that time. Since then ho has received spe cial training which fits him particu larly well for his new position. All in all , prospects for the Norfolk hospital's efficient management dur ing the coming two years are exceed ingly bright. NOT A SQUARE DEAL. Uncle Sam is hardly giving Norfolk a square deal. He provides that mail carriers shall work but eight hours a day. In case they haven't'finished de livering their mail in the eight hours , the public suffers and the mall IB al lowed to Ho another day in the post- office. And on top of that , he doesn't provide enough carriers for Norfolk to adequately handle the service. Norfolk , today a city of G.027 people ple according to the federal census , has but three city mail carriers. Co lumbus , a town of probably a thousand less souls , has four carriers and is asking for a fifth. In most cities the Christmas pack ages were delivered to the public on Christmas. In Omaha the carriers who were off duty volunteered and helped those who were * on duty to clean up the entire Christmas rush. In many cities screen wagons were brought into service to aid the car riers. In Norfolk there are still pack ages in the postofllce , it is said , that arrived for Christmas delivery , but which have not been delivered owing to the fact that the government does not provide carriers to handle the bus iness and puts such restrictions around those who do work that they can't do more than a stipulated amount. Most cities of Norfolk's size have cancelling machines , which make for quicker service. Columbus , Neb. , has one and it is said that O'Neill , a town very much smaller than Norfolk , has been promised one. Yet Uncle Sam is discriminating against Norfolk and the public the people of Norfolk are the sufferers. Mr. Hitchcock's department ought to get wise to the fact that Norfolk is on the map and entitled to first class treatment. PEACE AND GOOD WILL. Another Christmas is here ! Ring out the bells and make the hearth- fires bright ! It comes but once a year. It Is above everything else the supreme premo day of gladness and good will. It is the birthday of a king and the whole world bows In adoration over the splendor of that royalty which found human expression in the heart of the little Christ-child who two thou sand years ago lay in His mother's arms In the Bethlehem stable. And because "a little child" has .led the suffering , sorrowing world from the depths of despair up to the sun-crown ed heights of hope and peace It is em phatically the day when all hearts should be the hearts of children. Christmas Is the object-lesson' of the centuries. It reverses our ordinary processes of reasoning. Other days , impelled by the flerco competitions of life , men and women , however 'kindly their Intent , are devoting their ener gies very largely to the acquisition of wealth that they may honorably meet the obligations and responsibilities of homo and society. It has an Inevit able tendency to make them self-con centrated , Intense and sordid in their race for the things that are generally considered the prizes to ho won. Our contact with the practical , busy , stren nous world , as time files by , IB apt to give a terrible wrench to the finer sen sibilities of our natures and greatly mar and Jar the nobler and gentler j ( dual * of youth. Hut Christmas Is the ! iluy and thu mutual occasion when we * can all "conic buck. " He. who forgets not the grind itnd goes through the holidays without laying aside tils worst self , by < summoning back the glories and joy of curlier days lias missed Its ( leoptFt significance. Christmas IH the day when all should be glndml ; \ huppy. It is the time for all the old illusions , all the old dreams und fancies , it IB the day when the chlldnm rndlnte the blessed clifer from their young lives In the thousands of households throughout c-liristendom. The usual commercial spirit of other days is dismissed and young nnd old Join in one merry time , the only competition being that which sees who can do the niost to make j others rather than themselves hap py. Strange n the mystery appears , it is In this very thing that happiness is found. And so. In this glad holiday season , associated as It Is with the holiest aril tenderest memories and associations , we shall get the most out of it by got ling out of ourselves and letting ourselves have a 'vacation by entering with all the zest of which we are capable of , Into the merry mak ing and gift giving of our homes nnd our friends. The one who doesn't do this Is altogether out of place. You remember that old Seroogs , the Dick ens character , didn't want to Join in j the Christmas spirit and what a de-f splcable old grouch he was. Tills Is the day when fiowns , nnd complaint- nnd pessimism lind no recognition. Christmas brings the greatest mes sage to earth which it has ever been permitted to hear. Men had lived for years without much concern for one another. Petty prejudices , narrow nm- bltions and cruel selfishness dominat ed alike In nation and in home. Blood shed was the one way to settle dlfllc.nl- ties and even adjacent peoples were continually at strife , while the more distant folks were the spoil of those who conquered them. Woman was degraded and considered the vassal of man. The Roman empire , which ruled the then civilized world and permeat ed in its politics , its social and home life , with the spirit of hatred and dis trust. It was into such a world as this that the sweet babe of Bethlehem brought the glad , new , wonUrous mes sage that God wants all men to be neighbors. As lie grew older He gave the good news exemplification by liv ing a life of simple daily kindliness , spending his time in going about among the hills nnd plains of Galilee "doing good" and bringing help and hope to all whom he met. He sympa thized with all classes nnd conditions of men and women nnd His contnct with them dispelled their gloom nnd mnde them glnd. He was their neigh bor. Is it any wonder that at His birth the angels sang * , the shepherds rev erently listened and the wise men brought gifts ? This is the day we celebrate nnd call Christmas. Is it any wonder that the little girl to whom Christmas had brought an overpow ering measure of joy knelt down * at the close of the bright day and as a last thought wafted this thought heav enward , "Good night , Lord Jesus ! I hope You'll have many happyireturns of Your birthday. " . * The life of the Christ child has changed the current of the world's history. "Peace , on earth , goodwill to men" was no illusion. Mankind has been growing gentler and kindlier and more just ever since the angels sang It at Ills cradle. And on this glad Christmas day which we observe the home is exalted as never before as the holiest and happiest place that earth knows , woman is reverenced and be loved throughout the civilized world wherever the Christ Is worshipped and there Is a growing demand among the people of the great Christian nations that war shall cease. It Is one of the notable contributions to the history of the year that Is now closing that a great American philanthropist hns contributed ten millions of dollars to be used distinctively for the promotion of Peace. Then , Christmas has well been call ed the "Festival of Friendship. " It Is no longer a day confined to making happy those of the family and Inti mate friends by gift-making and mer ry making. Laudable and right as all this is , it has taken on a larger and a richer view. The horizon of mankind Is broadening. The spirit of gener osity is getting beyond the old lati tudes. Human kindness is finding op portunities for tangible and definite expression in new fields. There has been a general movement forward , through many different civic and church organizations to so manifest the Christmas spirit that no one soli tary little fellow shall bo forgotten on that approaching Christmas morning , when childhood , emerging from the land of Us restless dreams , shall rub Its anxious eyes and look for the gifts of love which it hns a right to expect to find. So let us welcome Christmas day. A little child hns established In the hearts of men the recognized right of peace and goodwill , of Innocence and purity , of kindliness nnd solf-sncrlflco to hold sway in the earth as well as In heaven. The celebration of His birth day makes us all children again for a little while. It stimulates the open mind that makes us optimistic of the future and emphasizes with ever In creasing force that It IB more blessed to glvo than receive. It IB the 0110 day in nil the year when the poorest can bo the richest. For It Is not the amount that Is given but the spirit which prompts the gift that counts. As the poet has said : Us gives nothing but worthless gold Who gives from a BOIIHO of duty ; Hut he who gives but a Blender mite , And gives to that which Is out of sight , That thread of the all-sustaining beauty Which ruiiB through all nnd doth all unite , The hand cannot clasp the whole of bis alms , The heart outstretches Its eager palms , For a god goes with It and .makes It store To thu soul that WIIR starving in dark ness before. AROUND TOWN. It's nil over. Are you broke ? And the necktie. Merry Christmas ! And so did the smoking. Now for the Fourth of July. Better ' -hop late than never. Hello. Hero's another birthday. f Notice how much longer the days nre goting ? Those golf balls came , nil right , nil right , all right. We didn't get any Union Pacific depot promises for Christmas , We've been requested to announce that Sunday will be Christmas. It wasn't Just exactly red , but it'll be well enough to have one that's dif ferent. The Pacific coast got its bundle here on time. Some bundle , too , accept It from us. "There Is no cause for mirth nnd laughter , in the dull grey dawn of the morning after. " And we've had so many promises , that it wouldn't have made much of an Impression if we had. U bents the deuce how long a fel ; low's ankle will stay twice its normal- size , when it's sprained in June. Now's the psychological moment to do your Christmas shopping , if you had any coin of the realm to do It with. After keeping at it for thirty-five years , it's easy to make 'em remem ber your birthday , even if it does come the day before Christinas. Thirty-five did you cntch that ? It might help some to take it up with the state railway commission and find out whether a Union Pacific prom ise is worth anything or not. The only way they can really make Norfolk feel good right now is to keep their pledge of a year ago and replace the filthy shack that serves the pub lic in such miserable manner now , with the new station that was prom ised for last June. ATCHISON GLOBE SIGHTS. Why don't the ten-cent stores sell turkeys ? This "talk" about you ; Is there any thing in it ? It is dangerous to let any man have his own way in your affairs. Everybody knows worrying does no good ; but everybody worries. Most people think they are entitled to a lot of fun on Thanksgiving day. Ever since we have heard of Santa Claus , people have made fun of him. Some men talk so much that they have to keep still to attract attention. The Troy Chief notes n dry-eye funeral ; a funeral at which no one cried. .Every time you look at a twelve year old boy , ho needs a new pair of shoes. Lots of people who are crazy are quiet , and it Isn't necessary to send them away. Always remember that the person you find fault with a great deal will finally rebel. One bold insurgent , a manufacturer of butterine , claims butterlne Is better than butter ! What do people talk most about ? Wo have concluded that they talk most of outrages. Was tU/jro over a man who didn't hear occasionally that he doesn't work hard enough ? When the average man asks you to bo reasonable , ho ls asking you to agree with him. Americans are so much given to "fun" that you hear Jokes everywhere except at a funeral. When you realst the temptation to go the Sour Way , don't go too , far , and go the Sweet Way. Some people have such sweet dispositions that they nre disagreeable. The best way IB the Quiet Way ; to let people alone ns much IIB possible. You can't hustle when you're deaden on your feet ; you can only drag , ' around , and long for bedtime. No afternoon reception attended by women was over moro Idle and ridicu lous than a session of congress. Seven-tenths of the men who work for wages , nnd nil the women , believe they arc abused by their employers. A married woman always hates to sco her husbnnd on friendly terms with a man who Is a notorious flirt. It may not do a poor man any good to abuse a rich man , but It cannot be dented that It is mighty comforting. Every mini straightens up his shoulders a dozen Union a day , fear ing he IB becoming stoop shouldered. Show us a man willing to begin at the bottom , and wo will show you a man who will some day get to t.o top. Unless you Intend to become a teacher , some people say you cannot afford to go nil the way through col lege. v When you get through with jour work , for heaven's sake go off and rest ; don't bother the man who IB still busy. You may bnvu heard of such a thing , but did you ever know of anyone being poisoned by eating "toad stools" for mushrooms ? Always remember that if a man knows where ho can make n dollar , he will not tell you about it ; lie will go nfter it himself. Nothing makes Atchlson People quite so mad as for Now York or Chicago cage people to visit the town , and feel sorry for them. Father doesn't care much for frills of etiqnet , and , if he Is boss In Ills own house , the fowl Is carved before It comes to the table. A boy Hoems to learn just so much in sknting/nnd then stop ; boys do nothing on the Ice now that boys did not do thirty years ago. The first time a farmer sends an or der to Montgomery Ward & Co. he feels as funny about It as a town man does about his first smoke. A man who is nlways going around saying , "I desire to be perfectly frank with you , " IB finally shot , ns the edi tor of the Iconoclnst says. Men like to sny , "I told him if he didn't get out , I'd throw him out. " In all of our experience , we never knew of anyone being thrown out. Ever hear of a drunkard who ad vised young men to follow his ex ample ? We have never heard liquor drinking defended by anyone. You can pick up a boy's school book , and find instantly where he is studying. Every pnge he has passed over Is full of marks nnd dirt. "I'm sorry I didn't learn stenogra phy in the first place , " snid n woman today ; "I thought of that , but ho coax ed me to try marriage instead. " After a married woman's sister has lived with her a few years , the hus band begins to boss the sister-in-law In the same way he bosses his wife. "Nothing makes me quite so mad as for a man to nsk me for an opinion , nnd then do exactly the contrary of whnt 1 recommend. " Parson Twine. Dr. Woods Hutchinsou recently stated - ed In a magazine article that there was no aristocratic blood in this coun try. Of course you know why he said it ; to attract attention. People of poor blood like to believe they are as good as anybody. But as a matter of fact , in this town , and in every other town , you can llnd plenty of good blood , and plenty of bad blood. Heard by a woman who went callIng - Ing : A doctor had a very SCK ! patient who should have gone to a warmer climate to recover , but was too poor. So the doctor has a sun painted on the celling of the patient's room , and hoped to Induce him to believe the sun was real , and cure him by suggestion. The patient seemed to bo doing fine , and the doctor was delighted with his ruse. Suddenly one day the patient dropped dead. The doctor was hearj.- broken ; thought his scheme , had failed. It had not ; the patient died of a sunstroke. "Last winter I made a trip to the West Indies. On the ship was an old man who had tried It in Florida and Honolulu , and California and , having failed In those places , was on his way to Porto Rico , where ho believed a fortune could bo easily made , and where conditions wore perfect. I used to go down Into his room to visit him , and look over his extensive assort ment of literature , which consisted of pamphlets from land and mining com panies , lie was a worthless old fel low , but ho didn't know It , and was bright in many ways , and I liked to talk to him One day ho said to mo : 'I nm a bachelor , and there Is where I made a mistake. Had I married when I was young , I would now have children to take care of mo * A'nd then I said to him : 'I married when I was 20 , and have three children , A daughter accom panies mo on this trip. But if you imagine she Is paying my expenses , you are mistaken. \ a matter of fact , I nm paying bora.1 SATURDAY NIGHT SERMONS BY REV.SAMuaW.PunvisJID THE TRAGEDY OF THE ONE TALENT MAN. T xt , "And to nnothor one talent. " Matt , xxv , 16. It Is Tuesdny afternoon , April 4 , A. D. 'M. JcsiiH , ( ho Man of Naznrctli. with tils disciples and a motley mul titude , is up on the brow of the Mount of Olives. Jerusalem and the temple are below them , blir/.lng In nil thnlr glory In the hot afternoon nun. Christ IIUH Just foretold their annihila tion. He Is now about to tell the cnuso of that future ruin. No tuition had over received such n trust ns liml the Jewish people. Their tnlont was Inwi. Would they use It or bury It , as they did their Lord In Joseph' * tomb ? Buck of the many colored .Syr- Ian turbans the Master looked through the hnzo of the coming conturlo.s. Ho who glvo.s beauty to the stars , fra grance to the ( lowers nnd life to the > child gives to encli mortal some varie ty of endowment. "Each according d > bis ability. " Only n few nro ton talent men most of us nro one nnd we nre npt to discount that one ! To us thi short text Is like a galvanic shock. But to the Htory : The Talent Committed. There's liustlo and bustle In that pastern house. The muster Is off fern n long trip to a fnr country. He calls his throe chief slcwi/rds. / They stand with glistening eyes. Eight thousand dollars or moro will be committed to them. Such n fortune doesn't grow on every bush. Whnt a chance to > prove themselves ! Now he's oft . There's n waving of bands. Many Ba laams. Farewell ! They watch the dust of his chariots and camels as It disappears Into the horizon. But , suy , brother , push the clock bunds around 1.000 ycnrs. Wnke up ! Rub your eyes ! Not Palestine in the orient , but the Occident your town. U. S. A. Talents nro no longer gold nnd silver , but faculties , mental , physical and spiritual. How big Is your capacity ? Five bushels or one bushel ? Gnu you make horseshoes , sing tenor nnd prny In public ? Then you are that three talent fellow. Just make horseshoes , nothing eHo ? One talent / > nly. Na poleon hail flvo talents ; Ellas Howe one. Which would you rather ? Get some books : add horse doctoring to the horseshoeing. Now your sign rends "Fnrrier and Yeterlnnrlan. " i'on nro n two talent man now. And you , Miss Modest , you've been leading the young people's mooting lately ; add tenching n Sunday school class down at the mission. One plus one nre how- many ? Who said "A thousand forests He In one acorn ? " Sounds like Emer son. "Your prayer seemed feeble com pared to old Brother Snlntly'a ! " Doesn't matter. The moss at Santa Barbara Isn't Jealous of the big trees nt Mnrlposn. The hen needn't envy the eagle nor the sugar corn the rose. The Gifts of God. Our gifts , musical ability , song , ori tory. salesmanship , any power , coin'/ from God. Say. that's a thought God has conflddnce In us. Needs us in some way. Has left certain world's work for us to build bridges , dig tunnela , watch teakettles boll , fly lightning kites , try air currents with monoplanes nnd biplanes Indeed , pours the treas ures of the universe into our laps , gives us a handful of seed and ben stops buck , goes Into "a far country. " It Isn't yours to criticise either the work or the tools he gives you. A National league ball player has Just closed n throe year contract nt $10OOO a year. It evidently pays to "play ball. " The nvoniKo salary of Methodist minis ters Is $ -l < )0 ) Is one bail player worth twenty-live preachers ? Yos. on the ball Held. But don't try to reconcile comparisons. Your task Is to make your talent larger. The place tomake money Is where others are letting U go. To get trade find the need of & community and supply It. To go to- your work fresh , to love your Job. to- cultivate that peculiar psychic buoy ancy that makes the winning sprinter cross the line smiling nnd easy , to give the best that's In you to the common place , is the magic that Increases your talent the gift of God within you. The Talent Neglected. Look at that steward. What's be > doing ? Actually burying his one talent In the ground. Let me whisper not In "n napkin" that's another story. Whnt's he muttering ? "Hard master. " "Not going to bother my head. " Rec ognize his picture ? The church la .full of him. nnd the world t < So. Smith's out hustling for- the firm , gets new trade ; he's a rising man. Black watches the clock , steals naps , reads a cheap novel on the sly. One day he gets the blue envelope and ho Is out of a job. near him rail at the tyranny of capital. He's the "unprofitable serv ant. " Catch the idea ? Powers must be used nnd Increased. We are re sponsible not only for what we have , but for what wo ought to have. It's use or loss . "Oh. that's an old story. " Yes , so is "twice two nre four" but It's mighty true. Don't you try to count It three If you want to keep out of the poorhouse. nor five If yon wunt to keep out of prison. Docs your skeptic friend sniff the air at such Ideas ? Let him , He has already traded his talent for a gold brick. Jlo'd like you to do the same. Misery loves compnnlonshlp. The knave's reward and the fool's are about the same : It's "outor darkness" In cither case. Lot your reward be the sweetest pronounce ment that ( Jed can sny when yonr work Is finished. "Well done , good nnd faithful servant. " The efficient worker Is worth hunt ing for worth a small "want ad cam paign " Advertise In TVeVB want-ad columns.