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Heroes in Every-Day Life
We have had In New York City within
tho taut fHW weeks two notable examples
of real heroism. In each cane there were
thirteen men to Khar the honor, and ono
o( those thirteen was Included on liotli
tiv course, i am
irferrlng to the trial
oj Hacker and the
"curinien." Very
likely there may
have been actual
iphyalcnl danger
for u,uth Justice
Guff and the Jury
men In those cast's,
but whit we rhlef.y
honor them for Is
their moral cour
age. It Is all the
more refreshing to
contemplate because, for tho majority of
the public. It was unexpected. Everybody
who knew Justice Goft knew what he
would do. but the men In tho Jury .box
were unknown, and the fact that two suc
cessive Juries, drawn from the mass of
tho population, followed the anie un
swerving' course seems to Indicate that
there has been a clearing of the moral
atmosphere, and a growth of genuine
hrrolsui In the 'metropolis.
What Is a hero? Thomas Qarlyle. who
made heroism the subject of one of his
books, appears to haVo been very much
muddled In hls4thoughts on this ques
tion. He spread a dragnet and scooped
In everybody who hade a name for him
self, "hi history or mythology, from Odin,
the Norse Jupiter, to Bobble Hums, tho
Scotch Ppct, and treated them all as
heroes: Hui-iie mentioned ho heroines,
except Mahomet's wife To Carlyle's mind,
iipparantiy. anybody was a hero who had
cot himself written and talked about.
You might as well call J. P. Morgan
or J. D. Rockefeller a hero. Very likely
hoth of those able men have done, some
herolo acts in the course of their lives,
but setting immensly rich Is not one of
them. Squeezing the public Is not heroic.
Mahomet was one of Carlyle's greatest
heroes; but there Is not muoji heroism
in his Koran.
The hero Is most heroic when he roost
resembles a heroine, and, the mark. of a
heroine Is disregard of self and perfor
mance of duty though the heavens fall.
The man who Jumps Into the river to
save a- drowning person Is, of course,
a hero, like the fireman who mounts a.
trembling ladder to rescue a child from
the flames ami 'both deserve to receive
Little Bobbie's Pa
Ta thinks that he Is awful smart, but
he met a feller up here in the countr."
that Is smarter than l c Is & the feller j
hsd nevvei been In a luu c;ty in l is nie
I think that after Ta gits oaver the first
sad tt sick feeling, hn 'ill bo u hett"
h a wiser man.
Pa ct me are hunting up in the coun
try, & the first few times that Pa. calm
up hero he used to bring sum galm hoaxn
I doant know wether he shot It or hot it
but he used to have, a vartrldge or sum
thing to show for his trubbel & this
last trip he dldent git ft bird or anything
except a chipmunk for three days. I thinl'
he felt twice a bad about It beekaus I
was along for my first trip into the roun
try. but anyhow he was determined for
to git sum galm surohow.
Fo this morning he met a man thai
hsd long whiskers, his nalin was Kip
Whipple, A started to kid him a llttel
but sll th time I n that Mister Whip
ple knew moar than Ta. He was a. old
man but he laffed all the time like a boy
S, I sfd in myeelf that thare. are onU
two klnda of real men In this wurld, old
boys A- rung boys.
My deer frend. sed Pa to Mister Whip
ple.. I wish you cud tell me ware to find
a, few partridges. All t want Is a chanst
t git a shot at them sed Pa. After I git
a shot at them the war will be oaver.
I dare say. sed Mister Whipple. Well.
I will tell you what to do. Vou know how
a male partridge sets on a log sumtimes
Sc makes a noise like a drum. Ho does it
by slamming his big wings agenst his
brest. Pa's new frend sed. like this, fc
then the old man hit Pa on the brest so
hard that Pa fell oaver aggenst thu bar
I mean the counter. Just so you keep
drumming, sed Pa's new frend. you will
urely have a few other malo partridges
cummins: around thare to s-e what the
irublel ! -Ivjut. Then. If you are any
thing 1 ) "hot that vou claim to be I
tth a uvt-giin, the rest will 'be easy. ,
. Pa ct a Httel gun for me & he took i
the b'g gun with him that he had brot ,
i the way from New York AH the wav
i -. iha'ptaro ware we was coins- he
The )ee
P. 8KIIVI88. ,
.one of Mr. Carlisle's medals. nut who '
, has aver thought of establishing a fundi
I for the benefit of th men and women!
who exhibit moral heroism, which Is the i
greatest or aii7
A shining example of this kind of hero- j
ism is Abraham Uneoln. He was mag-1
nlflcently heroic when he defied the re- J
vengeful sentiment of the triumphant j
north, and determined to treat the
"erring brothers" with leniency and !
Justice. !
General Grant was more heroic when 1
he gave Iee's men their horses to go j
back and plow their farms than when ,
he. cut his lines of communication In or-1
dur to surround Vlcksburg. '
But we are all more or less like Cr-1
lyle, we think loo nuch of the leader
when we talk of heiolfm. One of the
things which make the Just gnash their
teeth is the reflection that on the page j
of history the "heroes" of thu war that ,
Is driving the Turk out of Kuropc will t
be King Ferdinand and Geneial Snvoff. ,
The men who charged the lines at Tcha
talja and piled their bodies In mangled
heaps will excite no mure t-cntlment than
the pieces swept from a chessboard. Tim
women who stayed at home and worked
In splto of their tears will have no his
tory written ahout them.
The heroism that really carries the
world forward Is the heroism of com
mon life. The poor mother, worlilng her
fingers to tho bone In older to send h'-r j
children to school, Is a sublime heroine,
but her reward Is only In her own heart.
Carlyle hart no place for her In his txok.
The doctor who Inoculates himself with
a new scrum to determine whether It Is
safe to apply It to his patients does as
much for his kind, and does It as hero
ically, as the soldier who meets tht
bayonets aimed at the heart of his
The )ollctman who. springs upon a
runaway team In the crowded street;
the engine driver on the derailed train
who sticks to his poit and dies trying
to minimize the wreck; the ship captain
who defies the wishes of bis dividend
crazed owners and goes slow when ho
hears of iec ahead: the Inventor or some
boon to mankind whose first thought Is
not of a monopoly patent; the maker of
some axeat discovery who has sacrificed
hlg health und shut his eyes to the
temptations of money-making "busi
ness" in order that knowledge may be
advanced In his day and generation,
these are some of the heroes of every
day life, but they are not greater than
the Mrotnes. -
was telling mo how he had shot blids A
big galm from one end of the world to
the other. The way he talked 1 was
- n . , . . V. - , ,nAnl an. tf Hie
.-niuc mn i...n.c ......
gnlin leri. am t0,j tnat rentB are much lilthtr
Wen we got to the place- that Mister j tnan the. utea t0 ,,e I .huulU think thev
Whipple had toald us about. Pa set down j would be higher ctlll. Look at what you
with me on a log & started to hit hsaelfjarp getting. The old fashioned apaitmem
on his chest like a base drummer wud jnolJJ.p llfls no eeValoro, no ojion plumb
hit ft drum. Pa kep hitting hlsself on the j ln(f not morc tnan on i,uthroom, any
chest for a hour, & then I had to hit h. no marble halls, no elevator boys.
him bekaus his arm was urea. t men
his chest got tired & sore &' he sed to me.
Bobble, you hit yureseif on the chest,
you are yunger than 1 am.
ffot a ilianst, I told Po, you think you
are pritty wln, but knew all the time
that Mister Whipple was kidding ycu.
Maybe I am a lot littler yunger than
Pa, but I ain't any fool, & Miater Whip
ple ain't any fool cether Tharc is more
fools In cities than thare is on farms.
Pointed I'araftTApli..
Impatience is the fathrr of Inefficiency.
Truth Is stranger than fiction and
equally dangerous.
People are always doing things thny
would condemn In others.
If a man and wife are one It is because
they are tied for first place.
A listener may hear good of himself
after talking Into a phonograph.
And a tricky man, like a worn out deck
of cards, la hard to deal with.
When ft woman shrugs her shoulders
at the mention of anothsr woman's namn
it's a sign she can tell something,
When a man tells you that his word Is
aa good as his bond It doesn't necessarily
Imply that bis bond la any good.
"What are you looking for?' '
"This Is the public square. Isn't It?"
"It's mighty strange. 1 can't under
stand it at all."
What do you consider .strange about
"1 don't see a monument to any ut
the heroes who neipea to win the base
ball chumplonshlp for this town t-n
fa. s ago Chicago IUscord-Herald.
Mne aazire p)a
'IF A TREE is SCAr , S
3 ANO 3 SCATSr' '
How an English Woman Sees
"Luxuries Arc Responsible for the High Cost of Living"
Why Is the cost of T 'ne high? 1
"It Is the standard of living that Is '
high, eapcclally over hero In America. 1
kivld Mrs. Hugo Mollner, u clover youug
Ensllthwonifin wliu Is spending bar first
winter In J'ew York.
"Everyone Is talking su much about
the high cost of living, but I have not
yot found any one who Is willing to gu
back tu the old fashioned way of liv
ing, or v.liu cards to give up one of the
luxuries which you Americans consider
eo nccesiary to life.
"A furcleucr is struck by this at once I
You see we are nut yet used to Ameri
can Ideas of lhlng." 1
Mrs. Mollner Is visiting friends, who J
live in one of the big beehive apartment .
houres that boast n marble entrance, I
several hallboys and iuiirels and Pnlms
In the halls. Her home lust 'outside of
J Luiidun. photographs of which she showad '
me, is a mouerateiy large House w in a
gaiden, which she Is renting this winter
fur what si'i'inM tr, il fill exrfidliiRlv tllud i
j,,, BUmi leS8 than half whal the apart,
I tak(. lc r(;t frst of nll
.... ..... ... I
fca, Mvg ji0llncri Ul a uiinint-Hsiixc way. ,
no telephone girls.
"With us In Kngluud the Individual
bathroom Is still n ,;rcat luxury, though
we art supposed to be the "tubbiest'
people In the world, Kven In the model
trnement I have seen here In America,
the bathroom, with modern plumbing. Is
accepted as a matter of course.
"People In America seem to telephono
all the time. Women must spend hours
at the telephone. NHturally. that is a
luxury that adds to the cost of living,
yet nobody Is wilting to give It up.
"For the most part 1 have found both
houses, hotels, churches and places of
amusement very much over-heated In
America. An English winter is not as
rigorous aa an American one. but we ati
of us expect to shiver over top flreplucus
and particularly in the ovenlng. Wn ling
llsh women would be thankful for a little
of that American steam boat that you
have too mueh of and for which you
naturally havo to ay
"I am sure that If n great movement
was started to abolish the luxuries which
quickly become necessary to us all. and
which have so raised the standard of
living everyone would protest on the
ground that these so-called luxuries make
for more hygenlc living, for greater hap
piness And comfort: but, undoubtedly, if
such a movement could be started the
cost of living would be lower, but no
one wants to go backward and It would
be retrograding
'in London fur the most part the
butcher exposes his meat outside of his
shop, where It Is at the merer of every
germ that Is flying aloul. and unpro
tected from the dust and dirt of tli,
stifi-t Meat Is ncraewbat cheaper. 'Ilu-
Judse Bou&'H!tS0!
VflrtT noTM ii'PKOrrr n ryhti if Me nnKcTH
vou tell. te Dirre&ertcrr
yeLL Me THe niPreRtNce
Bories-weti QUH, OM&
grocers are nltnokt a careless I am as- .ccpt among very small sections of so
tonlshrd here In America, and I must say clets. A part of tho Independent Amerl
I am delighted to be able to get si) many can spirit. hIiows itsvlf In evrryouo'
of tho ueceksltlt's of life done up In clean
paxkuges Htrulght from the factory, and
to kpow that they have not been handled
by anyone else. ,
"1 am willing to pqy for this cleanli
ness, though I am sure If I bought bis
cuits by the pound out of a big tin, Into
which nveryliody's hand went, I might
get them a little cheaper.
"1 am afraid I am not well enough up
on economic conditions to know why the
rost of foodstuffs In genera,! is going up
all over tho world. I can only tell you
(he things that strike me as a foreigner.
and which must add to the extravagance
of life.
"At home In Kngland we havo well
defined classes and there Is not that
perpetual struggle to appear bjgher In
the noUal suUo Lhao vou really ara. ex-
Drawn for
accN-aeei?T i6t-No
TflOLC. twoooe CflLLeo HI&
MnN flHD Fmiyny hold fotJ
DtsnLtsa Hm&tzL.r. it wt
flN'ioaflf HflMO rot ffvDy
or ANy oTHenv VvwtT
rwortv won THm oor
hc xseaT poot widiy
wooiiaorv o-ot rwiDoY &y
-rHe emFi nso otcwwro ir.'
oepie wooo-Pite?"
I M THE e00B
New Yorkers
I wanting to look und live as well as uuy-
i one else. Personally. It seems to me
f ft a ver splendid spirit for It Is always
striving und pushing upward: It Is the
divine discontent from which great things
"Hut in the meantime, it adds to the
cost of living of the discontented strlver.
especially If of the feminine sex. Is Ik
must have clothes as good. If not better,
than those worn by the girl who was born
with a golden spoon In her mouth. She
must Indulge In all tin' fads of the mo
ment, no matter how costly they nre,
Just to show that she Is as good as the
i "I am told that even among sehuol clill-
Idren this rivalry Is terrific. And that It
, sets the young people on thu high road
which leads to extravagance, arid which
The Magic
Miss Alice Johns Hedges died In Kng- j trying to, flhe was Just a crostpatrli.
land the othwr " and left fMO to a Unit's all. Just a self-centered, continued
woman that she barely knew. i irron who thinks that her own trouble
Shu lBft tlin woinnit that money because i is nil thele Is In the world.
' the woman smiled
IN H'lllrtllll ,ii.,i '
j nl her when they
' walked out of
I church toKQtbrr
I unco In awhile, and
, cometlmcs she even
isnld: "Hood morn
I lug,"
1 Hurrah for Miss
Alloa Johns I ledges
mid thn woman
that sho barely
I knew I I under-
j sIhihI eiiictly how
they both felt about
"Thcie. ' said tho
I woman that she
! barely knew to herself when she saw'
Miss Alice Johns Hedges walking nut of
llin church Hlone. "There's a pleasant
looking woman nil alone, tou-I wish that
1 knew her. fl am going to speak to her
"Dear me," raid Miss Alice Johns
Hedges to herself, when she saw the
woman that aim baiely krnw by sight,
smiling: "dear nu what a pleasant per-on-whut
a smile, 1 ilccl'iire. she makes
the morning brighten, doesn't she".'"
I wish that I bad money enough so that
1 I
i wmuiii 11-uiu wuine io every person who
2!r'.f".ln : r,T,1 tlmrjr ror
I went to buy something at a shop and
the woman wm wulteil on mt waa so
eullen that 1 wouldn't slay where she
was at nil, and the Minp lost n customer.
Tired? Perhaps she was. Ho wbb I, and
so was the little mother who stood t
.tlio' counter with it little Imhy In her I
i,in, nun aiiuiiiri HI ler SKiriB DUt She
wasn't too tired to sinlle.
Disappointed? Well, maybe she was
ro was I -hihI so undoubtedly was the
elderly woman, who wanted somo niove
ami couldn't get anyone to listen to her
while she told them what nhe wanted,
111? Did It make the ciosspaich any bet
ter to fiown the way she did,
No, there's no use getting nround It or
Little White
"Thne Is no
playing fast mid loose
with thu truth In any game, without
growing the worse for It." Utile Dorrlt.
The flakes that fall in the Christmas
snow u i'o beyond any man s power of
calculation, and the counting of the
little whitr lies that fall at this season n"CK ,n' ,r"t" when she expresses thank
would plove as grent a task. j fr 'he plft she receives.
There seems to be an accepted theory j " 'here Is one dsy In the year when
born In Urn brain of some one whose tJ,r ,lu,n 'hould prevail, that day Is
highest lunbltlon Is to be agreeable. Christmas. Yet It Is the day pre-aml-that
no nun at Christmas, time must speak "'nt of ,hft ,lttl' whltr He It Is, the day
the truth. The lies are so little, and so n,n lUe "l"'1 wnl,fi fs hold high Car.
very, very white, and wo are sent out
In such a spirit of ngieeahlcncss that
the strictest moralist finds no fault with
On the contrary, she takes the little,
white lie with her when she buys her gift,
uses It In Writing the card that goes with
It and works It overtime in her acknow
ledgement of the gift she receives In re
turn I su) -she" for the reason that men are
t.ot ho addicted to thn Christmas Imblt.
Neither are men given to telling little
white lies. When a man tells n lie. he
te'ls a big black one and umks It count.
No man was ever known to make a pmc-t-se
of using the little white lie for gar
nishing or trimming.
When a woman makes out her Christ
mas list the little white ties of what she
tails "necessity" compels her to put
iimnes on her list that are not there In
urii spirit of love. They are there for the
same rriuon that the name of the grocer
or the butcher appears on her monthly
She lakes the little whito lie with her
when sbi buy, mid under Its Influenco
she buys a costly gift for the friend who
doesn't need it, and a senseless little
adds yearly to the cost of living, For -
innately, the desire for luxury brings
much good In Its wake; it sets higher
standards of iiealth, comfort, cleanliness,
edueatlun and refinement, oxoept where
t Is perverted and Is merely an outlet
for reckless expenditure.
Hilt you will never solve the prob-
lem of reducing the hlh ro.t of living.
until you lower the standards of com-
fort, and I doubt If any American woman
will submit to that '
The Bee bv Tad
in a Smile
' I'm mail, savs the ernssnatch. I'm mad
nnil I'm tiled of everything. Tjll niakn
' wve-.yonc who sees me tired, 'toe. And
J slit does It-and then womtflYs why no
i one ever urges her to come vUlllnir, or
go on a larking, or to do any of the
pleasant things that other people aeem to
find (o do,
"Why do you keep tht msld?" said
some one I know to,snnio one 1 like, 'She
stands un the wrong aide all the time,"
"t know It," raid ttin one that I like,
"bill she llax such a delightful smile,
Hhe lights ip the whole room when I, look;
at her."
"I could learn to- love j'ou whan yuu
smile,, smile, i?rnlle."
There used to bt a phonograph next
door that played that rathar banul song
nlaht and day, Karly In the morning It
began, and at noon It tang (train, and at
night, when the duak crept jrounrt thu
corner of the house, when the atam hon
rfn'l when the moon rose In aplenflor, th
phonograph ptayed again, always the
same tune.
My heart failed me aomstlmtt, and t
longed to go and break th phonograph
Into shattered pieces. "1 could laaru to
lore you," what an Intolerable bor.
Hut bno day I learned that the on whn
owned the phonograph was an lnvill.1.
in, i- who lay for long hours alone In n
;cr at
the pale face at the window smiling, and.
then'! understood and began to lova the
song, too, for It meant comfort and en
couragement and stubborn resistance to
"When you smile, smile, smile." I wish
that every aullen crosspatch In the world
would have to lern that none apd the
lesson that It teaches; for Indeed It la
easy to love almost anyone whan they
smile, smile, smile, and hard to' tolerate,
evu the most fascinating when they
frown, frown, frown.
Here's a little roie of remembranet to
you, Miss Alice Johns Hedges of JCngt
land, whoever you were, and may tho
woman you scarcely knew keep right On
smiling as long as she lives.
. i
Christmas Lies
i shabby makeshift for the friend whos
needs are a rent.
The little white lie directs her pen wheni
ie writes "with love" on her Chrletmaa
cards, though no love attends, and the!
little while lie leaps to the tip of her,
tongue and serves an a lentlnel to keen'
nival, and are In such control the truth
loving soul fairly sickens,
"We must keep our friends," argut th
little white lies, "and we cannot heap
them by telling the truth at Christmas."
Can t we? Let's try It. Let us make
out a Christmas list that carries no name
written there In a spirit of policy or in
debtedness. Let us be honest at Christ
mas Just once.
Let us prune and trim and cut down
that list till It holds only the names of
those we sincerely hive. Then let lit buy
In a spirit that knows no hypocrisy. rn.
suiting each Individual need, find not the
station In life of the recipient.
lt us spsud most on tha poor, and no
add to the burdens of the wealthy. Let
us write no Christmas sentiment that the
heart and the head fall to Indorse.
And when Christmas morning brings to
its the gifts from our friends, 1st us b
sincerely grateful, and show It t mp0
words, and not In phrusas of wild exaff.
geratlon. "
Vou may argue that the little white Ua
grace, nd embellishes, and doesn't hurt
My desr. 'There I. no playing fast ad
loose ith th, truth In any game without
growing the worse for If
On the nond.
it waa getting verv late
lelgh's gasoline had given out.
! "Anybody around here got any rJao
i line.?" he asked, drawing up at a small
I hotel by the roadside,
I "Nobody but me." said the landlord,
, "0"-' 'aid Dubblelgh. "How much do
you wnt for
"Couldn't sell It tp today. said tha
, "", f' " Sunday ''
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