The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, August 04, 1911, Page 4, Image 4
THE NOKFOLK WEEKLY NKWH-JCUMtNAU FK1DAY , Al'Gl'ST 4 , 1911. The Norfolk Weekly News-Journal' ' The News , Established 1881. The Journal , Established 1877. THE HU8E PUDLI8HINO COMPANY W. N. HUBO N. A. Huso , President. Secretary. fSvery Friday. Uy mail per year , $1.GO. Entered at tlio postofllco at Norfolk , Nob. , as second class matter. Telephones : Editorial Department No. 22. UuslnuBH Olllco and Job Rooms , No. 11 22. President Taft Is said to bo losing weight but not with the people. Alaska complains of a hot wave. No use going there for relief from heat , then. Opportunity Is n knocker , nnd re ceives about as much attention as the rest of them. Forty-one thousand rural mall car riers nro rejoicing In the promise of Increased salaries. The curtailment of the cotton mills , It is expected , will reduce the over stock of all wool' clothing. How awfully tiresome some of these summer days are , when you simply haven't a thing to knock about ! Germany Is to launch six new dread- naughts this year. What has become of Andy Carnegie's peace fund ? Missouri fanners arc urged to plant cow peas to prevent pastures from being burned up by the drought. If Mr. Hearst buys that London dally , he will teach the English how to make a newspaper look like an auc tion bill. An electrical teleprinting apparatus enables the Berlin police to print no tices in 200 stations In the city slmul tnneously. The young king of Spain Is sick ant ho deserves the sympathy of the whole clvllzed world. Nine doctors are at tending him. People would be more comfortable If they threw away the thermometer but what would become of the soda fountain man ? The production of silver was ma terlnlly Increased in Arizona , Callfor nla , New Mexico , Utah and Washing ton last year. Although England Is Japan's ally cricket has never won anything like the vogue In that country that base ball has gained. Pennsylvania has a book agent 10 years old. lie has lived to see som of his customers make the last paj ment on that set. Persons who say so much aboui early rising these summer days an reminded that the early worm get ; caught by the bird. Market reports say water melon : are offered freely. If they are accept ed freely , there will be a hurry cal for the paregoric about 2 a. m. As many people have only just go to the point where they dare ride ii nn automobile , the airship lines wll not bo universally popular yet. After much work on grape vines fruit trees , etc. , the householder wll soon be relieved by the small boy fror the bother of harvesting the product Prisoners in the Rhode Island pen tentiary are to get a Saturday ha ] holiday. They may have to create waiting list of applicants for admit BOD. Even the river Jordan is to be con merciallzed. The falls below the Lak of Galileo are to be harnessed to suj ply electricity to the larger towns c Palestine. The international exposition at Ti rln is expected to show that Italy ha progressed more rapidly than an other European country in the. las fifty years. The New York World proposes t pension ex-presidents , although know of n number of people who woul take the job without salary and pay bonus , too. An Oklahoma Indian says "civilize cooking" is gradually killing the re men. If he also adopts the civilize method of rapid eating , his end surely near. Kansas farmers are using Indln farmhands this summer from tt school at Topeka. It would be unfo tuuate if they used the hoe to dig t the hatchet with. St. Louis barbers are refusing Up Next we expect the leopard will d clde that spots are not fashlonabl and the Ethiopian will conclude h skin is off color. The man who attempts somethii unusual and falls to make it go , pronounced impractical and vislonar but if he wins , he is accorded the 1 sight of genius. Mr. Taft is said to favor the "Si America first" Idea. If his memory Is good , ho should be able to describe lore railroad freight houses than any mn wo know of. The wirelessB tatlou at Coltano , tuly , Is to bo completed ready for isc In October , after which direct onimunicatUm between this country and Italy will bo possible. About now the prudent citizen lodges out of sight when ho seen a iclghbor coming , fearful that the lat er means to ask him to feed his cat vhllo ho Is away on vacation. Chicago pays down Its good money or 1,000,000 , gajons of beer on anyone ono of these hot days , although no one was ever charged a cent for drink- ng out of Lnko Michigan close by. When the fact that ono mlle of rail road requires about 270 tons of metal s taken into consideration , ono ceases to wonder what becomes of all the nountalns of ore that are smelted. J. P. Morgan has been decorated with the Grand Cross of the Red Euglo by the kaiser , but J. P. won't dare wear It Into the stock exchange any day when the bulls are feeling kinky. The editor of the London Saturday Review says he shlyers every time ho reads nn American newspaper. Some one should at once start the furnace lire with a lot of those dry English journals. New steel barges are plying from St. Louis to New Orleans , but If wo really wanted to get there , and did not care for periods of meditation on Intervening sand banks , wo should sei out to walk. John Burroughs is the authority for the- statement that a man Is happier with seventy cents than he Is with $70,000,000. Why not strike a fair av erage , John ? That would suit most of us better. Under the new publicity law passed by the senate those who are candi < dates for congress cannot spend more than ten cents each on their constltu ents. This means either less cigars or worse ones. The president of France is at the present time without a cabinet anei things are moving along very nicely Perhaps the president of the United States would get along better If he would dismiss his. Georgia people are to give Presldeni Tnft rabbit sausauge next time. It view of the way Brer Rabbit used t ( elude Brer Fox , Georgia would bette : keep still until Brer Rabbit is safel : in the refrigerator. It is announced that all the wire : between Washington and New Yorl will soon be burled In undergroum conduits , except perhaps the wires b ; vhich Wall street makes Its congres sional puppets dance. The Kansas agricultural college ha raduated fifty-five domestic sclenc : eachers. But what will they do wit' .he millions of girls who have alway refused to learn domestic science wit mother in the kitchen ? George Washington's umbrella , gii en to Mt Vernon by J. P. Morgai may be worth thousands of dollar ! but most of us would rather be see carrying the $1 article down tow than that historic treasure. The Millinery Traveling Men's ai sociatlon has passed a resolution tin women shall wear small hats ne : season. Why did they not vote to n quire Halley's comet to stay at horn nights while they were about It ? a Another cheap * skate has gone ov < Niagara falls in a barrel and come 01 alive. It takes a pretty foolish sort < a man who will risk his life In such reckless and uncalled for way simp ] to get his name in the newspaper. The college professor who has ve : tured the opinion that women wi rule the world twelve years from no has caused numerous paragraphers I declare that the said professor about twelve years behind the time A woman's club has been organize in the city of Mexico to work for tl political interests of women. Tl right to vote and the right to get t vorced and marry again are deman ed. The club expects to have nation influence. . London Is to have a museum deve ed to the preservation and exhibitlc of relics pertaining to the history that city from the earliest date of i occupation by man. That time rui back much farther than most reade are aware. That European war cloud , which f long months has been having needi rest , has been brushed up and broug out to be looked at once more. Th time It's Germany that is to break tl peace and visit Its wrath upon En land and Germany. The prison farm is a great succe In one Canadian province , where nn at liberty on honor make the soil yle and live almost as free as the brother. Is there any reason why t' system cannot be made a success 1 : e cities ? Instead of sending the < cndcr to n cell , sentence him to wo : t on the farm. That may help to make i man of him , If it be possible , but ho other way ntjvor will. There Is no place on this wide earth Iko the country for nn Ideal home. As Ingcrsoll once said , "There you see the rising and the setting sun , you beuomo acquainted with the stars and clouds , nnd everything that has life Is your sworn friend. " The various rises and falls of Hoko Smith of Georgia put to rout all the ories derived from the prize ring re garding the difficulties of "coming Dack. " Hoko Smith has been up nnd down oftener than "Battling" Nelson , though ho is no lightweight. Scotty , the Death Valley miner , who spent a fortune In the cast very quick ly a year or two ago , 1ms picked up another batch of coin and 1ms hired a special train to go east and get rid of It. Some people have more luck findIng - Ing money than they have brains. The Danish government will spend $3,000,000 this year encouraging the practical application of scientific meth ods in agriculture. They ought to reap good results from this expenditure. The Danish people have always been considered pretty good farmers in the past. The English cabinet is considering the appointment of 500 peers , In case the house of lords rejects the action of the commons on certain Important measures. Five hundred new lords would depreciate the market of titles , and American girls could buy them cheaper. The Australian premier welcomes the revision of the Anglo-Japanese al liance as guaranteeing freedom from Japanese aggression for ten years in stead of four. He Intimates that dur ing that time the Australian govern ment will greatly strengthen her mil itary status. If President Taft can accomplish In his term the adoption of a treaty of erpetual peace between this country nd England , an initial agreement for eclprocal trade with Canada , and the ear completion of the Panama canal e can well afford to be indifferent to is own re-election. It appears that absolutely every fire n Berlin Is followed by severe investl ation and'almost every one by puiv sliment , ranging from a fine large nougb to pay for turning out the fire epnrtment for the careless to the enalty for murder , where death hat esulted , for the criminal. Germany is bent on carving out ai : mpire for herself overseas , and when ever in the eastern hemisphere dls urbance appears , there will the Ger man mailed fist be brandished. If the vorld really wants peace , the flrsi equlslte Is permission to Germany te lursuo her purposes unopposed. The -Eastern Milliners associatlot las brought suit in a federal court h few York to defeat the state lav which forbids the sale , after the firs of this month , of any plumage , wheth er it be of American birds or thosi mported from other climes. It ii claimed that the law is unconstitu lonal. The dragon flag of China was re cently seen for the first time in ai American seaport. It was borne b ; the powerful cruiser Hal Chi , whlcl represented the empire of China a 3" the coronation of King Edward , am afterward paid a series of friendl ; calls along the Atlantic coast of thl 3" 3"country. . * Few inventors ever live to see n : Idea revolutionize the world to th extent that the telephone has. It mm have been extremely gratifying to Di 1 Bell , in his world-wide trip , to see th great impetus his genius has imparte to commercial and social activity 1 lands which have been slowest t yield to new ideas. The trouble with the wool tariff I that for years It has been manipulate in such a way as to dlscriminat ' against one branch of the industr and In favor of another. Preslder Taft has pronounced It indefensibli Now the question is , who knows ho' to change this schedule so that tli people will receive any benefit froi it ? Hoko Smith , the newly elected sei ator from Georgia , has had an unu ual career back of his unusual nam He has been school teacher , lawye newspaper man , a member ot Pres dent Cleveland's cabinet , the governc of Georgia twice , and is frequent ] mentioned as a possibility for tt democratic nomination for the pret dency. The London Post has had a vislo or was it a nightmare ? Anyway , the have suddenly discovered In the the sands of American settlers in westei Canada "a Yankee army in disguise Just what that effectually disguise army Is doing , or going to do , tl Post has not revealed to the public i yet We await the revelation wii anxiety. In Colorado the system of arrestii nnd punishing the parents of incc rlglbles has been adopted as one the solutions of juvenile crime pro Icms. Since its adoption it is claimed there has been a noticeable falling off In the number of occupants ol the juvenile Jails. It might be well for the people of this state to watch the results of Colorado's experiment. A colossal figure of the Indian chief Ulnck Hawk , designed by Lorado Taft , was unveiled recently on a bluff In Oregon township , 111. , where It is to stand forever overlooking the beauti ful country which ho loved to roam In life. It Is of concrete , forty-eight feet tall nnd was cast where It stands , a notable trlumpb of modern sculptural methods and n worthy memorial to a great red num. It Is purposed to spend $100,000 In advertising the attractions of New York city as a summer resort. It Is particularly desired to explode the Idea that It Is hot nnd'Uncomfortablo In New York In July and August. Wo bellevo in advertising , all newspapers do , but $100,000 Is utterly Inadequate to convince a dozen sane people that Ne'w York Is a cool , quiet , haven of rest In the sultry months. And now they nro selling newspa pers in slot machines in New York City and this method of handling their sale will probably extend to all the big cities of the country in a short time. It will mean that the next gen eration will miss the cry of the "newsies" which has heretofore been ono of the distinctive features of city life. In ten years' time the horse and the newsboy will be practically elim inated from the metropolitan centers. The ease with which eleven aero planes crossed over from France and landed at a stated point , thence pro ceeding to the outskirts of London and repeating the landing exploit , shows the great progress made in aviation since the exploit was first achieved. The problem of locomotion is fully solved , and It only remains to increase the carrying capacity of the airship In order to permit n conclusive test of the availability of the aeroplane In warfare. Nature bestowed water power most lavishly upon Norway , and the inhab itants of that country are only begin ning to realize Its value. There are a great number of lakes lying In deep valleys , with contracted outlets , which can easily be converted Into reser voirs , with much less expense than usually attends such engineering en terprises. The result of this cheap electric power will be to make electric smelting of Iron and steel an Import ant Industry there. Here is something that should be borne In mind by everyone : There is no such thing as hereditary tuber culosls. The remedy is simple and all should know it. It is one of the most easily curable of all the chronic infec' tlous diseases. You can cure con < sumption by the unstinted use of fresh air , twenty-four hours out of the twen > ty-four , plenty of good food and plen ty of good water , inside and out. Chll dren should get all the fresh air pos' sible. They should sleep and play in the open air. The use of English in the world dur ing the past hundred years has in creased much more rapidly than thai of any other language. All the othei principal languages of Europe have shown some growth , but the Engllsl language , which at the beginning o : the nineteenth century was the Ian 11 guage of but twenty millions , at th ( end had increased in influence until i had become the speech of 130,000,000 How much this means to the commer cial and Intellectual progress of th < United States cannot be estimated. Perhaps Mr. Loeb is rather brusque possibly1 he has no more tact than i bulldog , and maybe he lacks all thi suavity of the easy boss. But , certain ly he gets results ; certainly he doe not lack courage , and he is provini that the apparently impossible is pos sible. Before he came into office , th < collections at New York's port fo fines , penalties and forfeitures fo , evading the customs laws , average about $60,000 a year. But since 190 e they have not been less than $1,000 , 000 , nnd for the year just closed ar $2,014,158. Germany Is causing more of a scar 10 among the English and the Frenc 11 than Japan has here In the Unite States. If reports are true of Gei many's intentions there is a greti deal more Justification for fear of he g aggressions from her neighbors tha there is ground for apprehension i this country of trouble with the littl brown people of the orient. Hov ever , with all the trend there seems t bo among the different nations towar , peace , there never was a time whe they needed to be more careful ! watched. Their military armament n , are large and human nature still ha o good deal of the savage In It The Fargo ( N. D. ) Forum , whlc has consistently opposed reclprocit , because of its fear that the fannei ' of the northwest might suffer , ver candidly admits that President Ta : , . has shown a commendable spirit 1 promoting It and closes an article o the subject by saying : "Despite wha ig ever personal views one may have < ir- the advantages or disadvantages < irof of the measure , one must concede thi ofb b- Taft has shown broad statesmanshl ; Ho has acted for the whole United States and his display of backbone has been ono of the most remarkable fea tures of the long fight for the measure. The good or the evil of reciprocity will rest with Taft and the republican party. It It redounds to the bencllt of the nation Taft and his political organ ization will be entitled to the credit. If It turns out disastrously , Tnft and the republicans will 'receive the blame. " Twenty-five years ago the American navy consisted to all Intents and pur poses of the three protected cruisers , Chicago , Boston and Atlanta. There wcro some old wooden ships nnd some monitors but they were good for noth ing. The country was proud of Its cruisers nnd sent them across the At lantic to let Europe see that the Unit ed Stales had a navy. Next month the most powerful fleet ever assem bled under the American flag will be engaged In maneuvers In the vicinity of Capo Cod bay. The Indiana , put In commission In 1S05 , was the only first class battleship the navy had. There will be twenty-one ships of that class , nil of them Its superiors nnd some with twice Its displacement , gathered oft the Massachusetts coast n few weeks hence. There will also be an armored cruiser division , the Atlantic torpedo fleet of sixteen or seventeen destroyers , and several submarines. There will be all told more than fifty fighting craft in the fleet. THE FARMER'S VACATION. It Is not so very long ago that the rdlnary farmer never took any reg- ilar holiday. In the older part of the ountry you used to find a host of men n that business who had not slept out- ido their homes for untold years. Some of our farmers have now nc- [ uired a familiarity with Pullman ars and automobiles. But even they arely secure understudies that can fill heir places for any given week or ortnlght In the crisis of summer. It would bo like Napoleon deserting ils troops at the turning point of Vaterloo. The fatal failure to cultl- ate or harvest a crop at a psycholog- cal moment may mean the throwing iway of the whole season's work. Then comes the time when the cumu- atlve results ot n farmer's past ex perience count at their highest value. The cloud no bigger than a man's land , meaningless to his assistants or his boys , to his eye trained to note ho slightest gradations in atmospher- c change , may bo the sure herald of he long expected rain. But that does not mean that the 'armor gets no vacation. If he knows lis business , he gets away during the vlnter for a sight of the big world in he cities. And he returns with the 'eellng that life under the sun and he stars Is financially more profitable ind spiritually more blessed than sky scrapers and soft. coal. NO "NORFOLK JUNCTION. " Norfolk will be disappointed at the reply of the officers of the Northwest ern railroad company , that they are averse to changing the name of the new depot from "Norfolk Junction" to Third Street" station. There In no "Norfolk Junction" to day. Years ago what had been "Nor folk Junction" became a part of Nor folk proper and "Norfolk Junction" ceased to exist. It's all one big Nor- : olk-today. Norfolk suffers from me ract that Lhe Northwestern railroad persists in using this obsolete station name. People ple passing through on the main line get an Impression that Norfolk Is a town of perhaps 400 people , because they believe that what they see from the station is all there is to the city , If the station were called the "Third Street" station , travelers would knVnv at once that there was more to the city than the one depot Norfolk people will think that the Northwestern is straining a technical Ity as an excuse for not meeting the city's wishes. It will look to Norfolk as If the Northwestern might verj easily keep up with changed condl tlons and , when a town actually be comes part of another town anc changes its postofflce name , at leasi paint over the sign on their depot tc conform. The United States government rec ognlzes no "Norfolk Junction. " Th < federal census and the postofDce ruai call only for one big "Norfolk. " It was only a little thing tbat'wc asked for of the railroad In this re gard , and there will be keen dlsap pointraent that upon even so small : point , the Northwestern was unwllllnf to meet Norfolk half way. THE OPIUM TRADE. When congress made a law In 190 ! by which anyone who Imports smok Ing opium can be fined.$5,000 and 1m prisoned two years , many people ha < the comfortable feeling that one cursi bad been driven from our shores. But the other day the New Yorl police , after poking around the shlj Roseric at a Brooklyn wharf , foun < $1,000 worth of opium hidden in thi bunks. Evidently there is work ye to be done. The Chinese government is going ti the bottom of the thing in its effort t < stop the cultivation of the variety o poppy that produces opium. This i just as much of a proposition as if w < tried to close up every distillery am brewery In the United States. Ther is one poppy farm In Hong Kongalon that yields JCOO.OOO a year net profll We regard the Chinese race as ur worthy to walk our streets and Inhabit American homes , and yet they have shown the temper of their national llfo by absolutely stopping the cultiva tion of the poppy in eleven out of eigh teen provinces , The use of opium is much moro harmful to the American temperament than It ever was to the Chinese , pro ducing among us u sort ot delirium Iromons. Oriental people who are disinclined to athletic exercises Hud In Its guiitlo nnd soporlflc relaxation u substitute for normal diversions , and sometimes among thuso phlegmatic peoples the results nro no worse than those that follow the use of tobacco. Tito quick wilted Japs know the true dangers of opium. The opium committee of the Philippine commis sion recently nindo the statement , that "you can get drunk every night In Japan without losing caste , but woo bctldo If you become addicted to opium , which the Japanese fear as wo fear the rattlesnake. " While the opium habit gains no great hold In America outsldo of the larger cities , It Is seen In every town In the United States In the persons of the victims of morphia , which Is oh talned from opium. Says someone of this curse , "At first you seem enclosed In n silky film protecting you from the rough contacts of life , but soon you feel this veil tighten about you , and when you strive to rend it , you Ind it is of steel. " THE MOSQUITO. V vigorous campaign Is proceeding n New Jersey this season to clean iut the mosquitoes that have given he state Its foremost situation among ho newspaper squibs of the summer ime. In Montclair the health deportment began back In April to locate the pools of standing water where the pests breed. Low spots sheltering the mos qulto are adjudged n public nuisance and It costs $10 for the privilege of Maintaining one pool on your premises hollering such dangerous wild beasts The practical difficulty Is encountered liowever , that a land owner can't be prosecuted until you actually catch liim with the goods on In the shape of arvao proved to be mosquitoes. It is thus not always n simple mat er to get rid of them. The mesquites s a wary bird and he nns a very keen sense for danger as many people real ze in the dead of night , as ho sings Us paean over their frantic acts to administer him a spanking. Recent experiments on twelve ponds close together having similar condl Ions , showed that In only one of them ivere there any mosquito larvae'and that one was a pond in which there ivere no fish , while all the others bred Ish. Ish.The The standard rules for mosquito ex termination are these : Drain nl ! standing water , fill depressions that can collect water , screen all water kept for domestic use , and put crude petroleum In all cesspools. For 1 percent of the valuation , any land , it is said , can be so drained ns to clear out the mosquitoes , and It ought to be worth 10 percent more for building. The great trouble is that the wind blows these vicious beasts for many miles , so that exterminating them is a statewide proposition. Recognizing this , the New Jersey legislature appro priated $350,000 n few years ago for a five years' job on Newark meadows and other low lands. It is estimated that the mosquito has killed more people in the United States by carrying malarial poisoning than were killed in the civil war. AROUND TOWN. We were planning to take that swimming trip with Sol in a four pas senger car , but now we'll have to get a whole train of cars , so many people want to go along. We see by the paper that potato vines are "coming back. " Which leads us to remark that potatoes ought to be able to find their way back if any thing could that's what they have eyes for. We haven't seen so many emigrant wagons pass through Norfolk since 1894. There'll be something doing In Nor folk next week when the races and the school teachers' Institute and the chautauqua all get going. Dry weather means good roads , if nothing more. Will the weather man please give north Nebraska a shower bath ? The dining room table doesn't stay dusted more than twenty minutes. Most any time of day you can write your name on It with your finger. One of the tragedies of life Is the fact that you always think of the bright things when you haven't a type writer. What's become of the old fashioned salve about the Union Pacific going to build that depot within ten days. And Isn't West Norfolk avenue goIng - Ing to pave ? ED HOWE'S PHILOSOPHY. When o man gets mad at a horse , how mad he gets ! Would he be equal ly angry If he had an opponent cap able of fighting back ? People always feel better In fall and winter than In summer ; In the fall and winter , they can predict big crops next year. SATURDAY / NIGHT / | SERMONS nv A FRANK TALK WITU AN HONEST SKEPTIC. Text , "Him thnta \ weak In faith receive ye , yet not to doubtful disputation. " Horn , xlv , 1. There's no harm asking question * . The world has gone forward because of healthful curiosity. Drop your fathom line In the sea. Turn your tote- scope toward the starts. Focus your microscope over the drop of water. Take your bar and pry open the rock. You may open a new world to human oyes. Remember Minister Wu'a orien tal curiosity ? Ho asked the girls how old they wore , old maids why they never married , men how much salary " --.a they earned questions Impertinent , - none of bin business. To ask concernIng - Ing God nnd man , Umo nnd eternity , J whence nnd whither , Indicates a do- . veloplng mind. The way and manner . of the question Indicate much too. The snarl of the cynic , the sneer of the shallow , the vanity of Uio bumptious , get no answer. Notice men coming to Christ To the earnest seeker aft er truth frequently como revelations. Wise men como from the cast , scholarly - ly Greeks from the west. Nlcodeuius , the scribes and lawyers of the Jews ' hang on his answers. IIo never seenm puzzled. The troubled look of perplex ity never gathers on his face. He nev er says : "Tho problem Is new. I must consider. Como back tomorrow. " Ho has the steady gaze of ono before whoso clear vision the whole world of truth lies open. When ho Is before the high priests and Pilate nnd llorod ho refuses to answer. Bold , leering wick edness gets no response. Lot them t live the plainest laws of God first , ' deceive him. IIo - They couldn't per- , celved their craftiness. Ho darts a , swift interrogation Into their Inner souls : "I also will ask of you ono ques tion. " To the sincere bo sits down by their side as a mother with her child and makes nil things plain. He even gaVe private interviews to frank , hon est seekers. Even Nature won't respond spend to the snarling , the sneering , the supercilious , but opens up her In ner treasures to the nature lover. ! " Move. " "Tho Sun Do f Still we think if wo could Just now raise our eyes from this newspaper t and see God as plainly as wo see that chair or table we'd feel satisfied. If we were as sure of him as wo arc of physical things but wo cannot with the physical senses. You cannot smell the fragrance of n spray of heliotrope with your eyes , nor can you tell much of the beauty of n painting with the ' end of your thumb. Each experlenco Is registered through Its own sense , physical through physical , psychic ' through psychic , spiritual through spir itual. God is spirit and Is known only through spiritual sense "Prove to me. " says my doubting friend , "like you'd prove that two and two ore four ' that there Is a God. " "All right Provo to me likewise that this room Is warm ror you , comfortable to me. " Go to n man who never heard of Newton , Co pernicus or solar system. Tell him the earth moves upon Its axis and around the sun. He'll tell you he believes his own eyesight more than your learning , for it tells him the sun moves round the earth. He drives a stick In the ground and proves In flvo minutes that the sun has'moved. As to the earth turning on its axis , last night he left a pall of water brim full nt the kitchen door. This morning it was there un- sptlled. Hud the earth turned over the water But , pshaw , ho walks off laughing. Call to him that he cannot always believe even his own eyes and the laugh will turn to guffaw or Jeer. How Can We Know ? Some knowledge comes by observa tion , some by reasoning , some by In ference , some by intuition , some you must just accept by faith. If one Is hungry mind you , I said hungry for spiritual truth , that hunger will bo a sixth sense. If I want to learn the se crets of birds I am up betimes looking after robins and wrens. They'll eat out of my hand before long. I won't learn much If I go with a gun. The kingdom of birds isn't understand able that way nor the kingdom of God cither. My friend the bird lover took me by the hand ono morning to learn birds. "Pwas a great dayl Let mo take your band a moment , my trou bled , Inquiring friends. What's the difficulty ? The Bible ? Ifs a book of revelation and morals , not science ; points out the weakness of good men as well as bad ones. Not certain about God ? He's the Creator. See that lamp on the table ? Some one placed tt there. Take out your watch. Open the back. See the works ? Wonderful , aren't they ? It had a designer. See ? Your watch three minutes fast ? Turn it back. You've done what no watch could do for itself In ten thousand years. You've broken no law ; simply used a superior Intelligence for a suitable end. That's a miracle. There's a bad piece of road , loads of sand and stone every hundred feet Why ? When I was an agnostic I said , "I don't know why , " bat I did just the rame. There's pur pose everywhere. If you'd s e a dozen men talking through a machine to oth ers a hundred rnllo * away and e mIng - Ing satisfied you'd believe them , though you'd noTor tried it That's prayer. Believe la ein that you're a olnncr ? Not Aak your neighbor. Imparity Isn't cared by loathsomeness Bin nev er cure * lUelf. Thf why CarUt If there's a classmen ad that you'd like to answer , remember'you live in a classified city making It easy for you to find any addrpsn. Trv rt limit N - 'vum A.A.