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tal self to slavery by them
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THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
'HE Boston Globe, a conserv
ativc and independent news
paper, thinks it perojeives,
what on only superficial contempts
tion seems irrational, signs of the dis
integration of the Republican party.
Most Republicans would point to the
great majority for Roosevelt, and in
congress, and throughout the north
ern states, and scoff at snch a sug
gestion. But the very fact that
Roosevelt is literally a "peerless"
leader and statesman, the Globe ar
gues, "ought to create reasonable
doubt of the cohesive power of his
party under other leadership." That
is, there is no second Roosevelt in
' the party. The Republican masses
having become accustomed to the
realization of so high and what they
consider so perfect an ideal in the of
fice of president will be disappointed
at the nomination and lukewarm in
the support of any other man, and so
inclined to support a Democrat if one
be nominated who is more like Roose
velt than the Republican nominee.
Roosevelt has been and is "the es
sential factor"; the majorities were
for him, not for the party ; he, as the
people will perceive, is far above and
in a measure aside from his psrty;
and when that party can no longer
present a Roosevelt there will be a
slump. Roosevelt, though he halts
disappointingly in reform work in
various directions in order to stay
with his party, is yet a force in spite
of himself that is splitting, or shatter
ing the party.
Indications of growing Republican
independence are not lacking. They,
were seen in the Maine election, and
are exemplified in the west in Sen
ator La Follette and Governor Cum
mins. Similar conflicts are arising in
Nebraska, Minnesota and South Da
kota, where the farmers are scoffing
and spitting st the tariff idol. On
the surface the Republicans are not
nearly so badly Split up ss the Demo
crats are, but when in 1906 they have
to put up somebody to take Roose
velt's place,' especially if he in the
meantime should come out for real
tariff reform, they will encounter
some heavy weather.
INCREASING TOLERANCE.
ONE of the best sign of the
times is the increasing toler
ance in religious circles in
this country. While religious toler
ance has always been exhibited in
America as nowhere else, yet that
church people as a whole are steadily
becoming more tolerant, and that the
barriers between sects are becoming
more nominal than real, is apparent to
any observer. This is certainly a
cause for congratulation, since most
P them nearly agree on fundament
als, teach substantially the same great
doctrines, recommend the same vir
tues, believe in the same God, rely on
the same Word, and seek the same
foal.
How long has it been sine a
'preacher and teacher not s Christian
but a Jew, would be invited to ad
dress an assembly of Christian work
ers and "heard gladly." as happened
recently in Portland? Is it not
something rare until lately that a
farewell reception to such a preacher
should be attended by Christians of
all denominations in testimony of
their appreciation and apprr val of his
ministrations, in the same com
munity? Dr. Wise has on many nrrasions
eince he came to Portland proved
himself a scholar, an orator, a patriot,
a very helpful teacher and a very use
ful citizen; but we think that the
greatest lesson he taught among us
wss this one of tolerance, of unity of
Hb in a good cause, regardless of
d or sect. In the highest prac
I and philosophical sense of the
term, thoiifrh not iu its doctrinal or
historic sense, Dr. Wise may
be said to be an eminent Christian.
In a basic element of the Christian
faith he does not believe, for he looks
forward far salvation and the king
dom of heaven, but m practice, in life,
in example, in elevating and reform
ing service to his fellowmen, wherein
does he Isck anything of the essential
Christian character?
All this was recognized and appre
dated by the Christian ministers and
laymen of this city, and in turn, or
perhaps rather in advance. Dr. Wise
recognized, appreciated, commended
and seconded all their good words
and works. With him, as we hope
and believe, with them, there is no
room or time or occasion for jealousy
or an exhibition of narrow sectarian
ism. Let each believe if he will that
he is just a little nearer right than his
brother of another church, bu since
both sre headed in the same direction
and trsveling side by side, let the
journey be made in peace, amity,
unity and fraternal helpfulness. This
is a phase of that charity that the
great apostolic preacher declared the
greatest of all Christian virtues.
DODGING THE ISSUE.
1ST
EVER BEFORE since the
civil war, Says Candidate
Hughes, hss there been snch
an attempt by (the Hearst) Slews
papers "to focus the whole attention
of the country upon alleged wrongs
and create -discontent, envy and ha
tred, and arouse the worst passion of
the multitude. That is the menacf to
this country."
But sre the "wrongs" only "al
leged"? This plea that vigorous and
unsparing attacks upon men of greet
wealth, influence and power who
make politics their field of operations
snd government their tool to pick the
people's pockets, enrich themselves,
and debauch the public service, are
calculated to create class distinctions
and engender hatred, is old, stale and
frayed. It is assumed that the at
tacks are made because the men at
tacked have grown rich, but this is a
subterfuge; the gravamen of the at
tack lies in the methods by which
they got rich. It is assumed that men
are accused because they have
climbed, but this is not so; it is the
means by which they climbed and the
uses they make of their wealth and
position that are attacked. Why
doesn't Mr. Hughes meet instesd of
dodging this issue?
Preachers frequently say that it is
not the sinners they hate, but the sin;
but how are tbey going to hit' sin
without hitting the sinners through
whom sin is manifested, in whom it is
incarnated? Everybody knows that
wrongs and mischief snd corruption
and crime abound in public and quasi
public high life, but acocrding to Mr.
Hughes you must not say a word
about this lest you creste "class
hatred." Well, why shouldn't the
common people hate the thieves and
corrupters and despoilers who impose
on them and rob them and wax fat
and powerful in their iniquity?
ThePworst passions of the multi
tude" are shown in accusing and at
tacking these buccaneers of industrial
snd political life, according to Mr.
Hughes. "The multitude" should
have no "passions," no animosity; it
should not condemn, censure or com
plain; it should be quiet, submissive,
dumb, lest "class hatred" should arise.
This is a paltry, pettifogging answer
to Mr. Hearst s exposes.
We do not know that it would be
best to elect Hearst governor of New
York; we regard him as very fsr from
a perfect public figure in a high place;
his alleged alliance with Tammany
gives his opponents a legitimate
weapon of attack though the Re
publican party of New York City has
often done the same thing; but the
fact remains that the Hearst news
papers have been plainly and effec
tively telling a great deal of truth im
portant for the people to know and
act upon, and which other prominent
papers in New York have not dared
to publish.
Mr. Hughes is wrong in his diag
nosis of "the menace to this country."
It is not the indignant "passions of
the multitude" aroused against mon
strous wrongs, but it is the fact that
the wrongs exist and are so firmly
rooted that their eradication seems
impossible. Even so good a man as
he becomes, in the language quoted.
their advocate or at least their apolo
gist.
STEEL TRUST'S PROPITS.
HE NET PROFIT of the steel
trust for the psst month wss
$14,300,000, and U expects to
have cleared $155,000,000 during the
year. Just how much capital is in
vested we do not know, but it is cer
tainly not nearly enough, probably
not more than one third enough, to
justify such an enormous income. In
other words, Americsn consumers sre
paying the steel trust perhaps $75,-
000,000 or even $100,000,000 a year
more than would be a fair, reasonable
profit on its investment. This profit
comes mostly from American con
sumers, for the trust sells much
cheaper abrosd than in this country
where its products are protscted by a
Dinkelspiel and Aunt Elsie
BY GEORGE
Home. New
Mara Lleber Loony: Va have rnoelfnd
your lettnr from Vooster. Mas., und va
vas flat dot your hnalt' remains ata
tlonary.
Ve yas all veil at borne mlt dsr in
ceptlon dot Aunt Klale la wlsltlng mlt
ua from Plalnfleld. N. J.
Aunt Elsie vaa your mother's, aunt,
Loony, but chee vis!
You haf read, Loony, dot book by Oll
fer Vendell Holmes called dar 'Auto-
crank of dsr Breakfast Table," ain't
youT
Veil, such is Aunt Elale, only mors so.
Including dsr lunch table, dsr dinner
table und dar glass of beer table yust
before bedtime.
Tour Aunt Elsie believe dot conver
aatlonlng vaa InwentJonad for her aggs
cluslve use, und shs uses it eggscluslve
ly to dsr eggscluslon of all udders in
der room.
Language is der same to your Aunt
Elsie as seltser I to a highball run
of der neeesserarles of life.
I luff to sit around der parlor. Looey,
und listen at any person dlscusslonlng
der topics of der day, und If vunc in a
vile day permission me. to corns In mlt
"Ja" or "Nein"I feel dot Ufa vaa vorth
llflng.
But no human being efer got a chance
to aay "Ja" or Nsln" vll your Aunt
Elsie vas talking.
Much easier la it for a camel to go
through der eye of a noodle.
You vlll recollection. Looey, dot your
Aunt Elsie's husband, vlch vas sailed
Unci Oustave Bhauerbath, left dls
vorld so suttsntly dot dar coroner hat
to houd a post-morbid eggsaminatlon.
Der noat-morbld found dot uncle ous
tave hat , died from a rush of vords to
der sarahbellum.
Der coroner found upon eggsamina
tlon dot all of dese vords formerly be
longed to your Aunt Elsie, mlt der eggs-
caption of a few vlch vaa vunce der
property of your Uncle Gustavo's fa
vorite bartender.
Der coroner never tolt your Aunt
Blala der painful truth. He vas afraid
she might hand him a fatal rush.
But yesterday, Looey, vn enchoyed
much amusement at dar hands of your
Aunt Blala.
Haafen forgif me for indulging in dis
gossip. Looey, but sing it vaa all In der
family it aln d such a harm,
At der breakfast table your Aunt
Elsie found a vsdding lnwltatton vlch
vas mailed to her from Plalnfleld. und
mueh eggscltemsnt vas der result.
high duty, which it does not need at
all in order to compete with foreign
steel plsnts and still make a good
profit ,
The sacred tariff law compels the
Americsn people to give the trust at
least 175,000,000 a year beyond what
it ought to make and be satisfied, and
yet the ssme congresses that do this
can spare but $15,000,000 or so a year
for all the rivers, and harbors of the
country.
The steel trust is but one of many
that the tariff law thus authorizes to
bleed the American people, to the ex
tent of several hundred millions an
nually, and yet they are supposed to
hurrah for the blessed tariff law and
prosperity, and if they venture to
favor any changes in the law at all to
insist that it be changed only by its
friends that is, those who are friend
ly to these diversions of money from
the people to the trusts.
We are pleased to see all great
American enterprises prosper, but
this stuffing of the trusts at the ex
pense of the people by law can find
no logical and intelligent defense.
GOVERNMENT PURCHASE OF
RAILROADS.
S
OME of our exchanges in dis
cussing government ownership
of i railroads, on rather in de
claring off-hand that the thing is im
possible or impracticable, seem to
think that they present a poser when
they ask: Where is the government
to get the vast amount of money
necessary to buy the railroads? If
government ownership were desir
able, if the people were sure that they
wanted to take over the railroads, the
question of raising the money to pay
for them at a fair, not an inflated,
valuation would not be a difficult one
to solve. ' Any railroad financier
could manage that. Harriman could
tell in two minutes how it could be
done.
But a small percentage of cash
would be needed, unlets the bonds
and stocks are heavily watered, for
the government's railroad bonds and
stocks with even a low rate of interest
guaranteed would find ready pur
chasers. The credit of the govern
ment is certainly as good as that of
any railroad company. And in the
government purchase wster would
not figure as a basis of dividends.'
When one big railroad wants to buy
or get control of snother it doesn't
rustle sround and borrow the cash to
psy for it. The purchssing railroad
issues its own obligations, generslly
in excess of those outstanding against
the road it acquires, thus watering the
stock as well as consolidsting the
properties. If Harriman or Hill or
Gould can by a few strokes of a pen
buy a transcontinental railroad or a
big link therein, the whole United
States would have no difficulty in ac
quiring stl the railroads of the coun
try, so fsr ss psying for them is con
cerned. It is ssM that it would take $1,600,
000,000 to buy the railroads. A mere
bagatelle. The national debt at the
close of the war, when the country's
population was only about two fifths
what it is now, wss over 12,000,000,-
V. HOB ART.
Aunt Elsie read der lnwltatkm. "air
und Mrs. Rudolph Oanderkurds request
deh honor of your presence at dar mar
riage of delr daughter. Verbena, to
Oalahad Schmalsenberger, at der home
or der bride's parenta, Plalnfleld, N. J,
October First, R. S. V. P."
'Veil." set Aunt Elale, "I know dar
uanderkurds und I know delr daughter,
verbena, und I know Oalahad Schmal
senberger: hs is a floorwalker In Bauer
haupfs grocery store, but I doan'd know
vot is dot R. B. V. P. yet!"
I kicked your moher's Instep unter
der 'table und set to Aunt Elsie, 'Veil
dot Is a new vun on me also. Vas you
sure it ain'd B. O.. or C. R. R. of N.
J.T Dem Is a eubble of railroads, but
I nefer heard of der R. 8. V. P."
For der faJrat time In her life sines
sh vas old enough to grab a sentence
between her teeth und shako der pro
nouns ould o It Aunt Elsie vas dump-
pounded. '.
She kept looking at der lnwltatton
und saying to herself, "R, g. V. P.! vot
it IsT I know der honor f your pres
ence; I know dar bride's parents, but I
tioan d know R. B. V. P.
All dot day your Aunt Elsie vandered
through, der houae muttering to her
aelf.,"H; 8. V. P.! vot It is? Is It some
secret between der bride und groom? R.
S. V. P.! It ain'd my Initials, because
dey he gin mlt Ja. B. Vot Is dot R. 8. V
P.T Vot Is It? Vot la itr
Dot efenlng v vaa al at der dinner
table ven Aunt Elsie rushed In mit
cry of choy. "I got It!" shs set: "I
haf untied der meaning of dot R. B. V.
P. It means Rsal Silver Veddlnr Pres
ents ain'd dot an up to dateneas?"
1 vaa just abould to glass of vater
myself at der time but I changed my
mina una nearly cnoaed to death; your
motner tried to say somedlng vlch re
sulted only In a gurgle in her t'roat,
vll bar faoa sunsetted Itself mlt in
ternal laughter; der Sved servant girl
rushed ould In der kitchen und broke a
cubble of dishes und . your leedle Max
fell off his chair backvarda on der oat
vlch nefer dlt him any harm.
Vila all die va happening your Aunt
Elale recoferad her wotce und she nefer
let go of her recofery until bed time.
Ve eggspect dot your Aunt Elsie's
wlslt vlll subside abould next Vednea
day und den vunoe more der duff of
peace vlll make lta nest In our leedle
home.
Tour mlt luff,
D. DINKELSPIEL,
Per George V. Hobart.
000. It was $75 per capita, whereas it
rs now only $12 per capita, and pur
chase of the railroads would increase
it to only $32 per capita. And there
was nothing of intrinsic value to show
for the war debt, nothing acquired to
earn money, while the acquired rail
roads would esm interest on the debt
incurred in their purchase snd even
tually pay off the principal, ifso de
sired. The war debt represented loss
and destruction; this debt would rep
resent an immense property of vast
earning capecky- from. to 20 per
cent, as managed by the Corporations.
We write this nt in advocacy of
government ownership of railroads,
which we believe is to be avoided if
possible, but to show the fallacy of
the assumption thst the payment for
them presents an insuperable diffi
culty. The difficulty in this connec
tion would be in the. ascertainment of
their value and the amount to be paid,
not in the raising of the necessary
amount or in the flotation of the
eminent securities.
AN AUDITORIUM.
HE PROJECT of the board of
trade for the erection of an
auditorium sufficient to ac
commodate very large audiences is
timely and in line with the city's
march of development. A large audi
torium becomes a desideratum and al
most a necessity in every city after it
reaches Portland's size and that is
growing rapidly. There are numer
ous hslls and other places of public
concourse, but none of them are ade
quate for the audiences that frequent
ly assemble, andVthat will desire to
assemble in increasing numbers on
various occssions in the fuuire. As
the Y. M. and Y. W. C. A need a
suitable building for their work, and
as other organizations need snd pro
vide buildings for thejr several pur-
r - a a' as
poses, so r-ortiana neeas snd in some
wsy there should be provided s large,
conveniently located auditorium, cap
able of accommodating an audience of
at least 10,000 people.
In several cities such a public
building has been erected by popular
subscription, and became public prop
erty. Once the effort was under wsy
civic pride csrried it through to suc
cess. In such s building might be lo
cated the various commercial bodies
of the city, thus allowing them to ex
pend the money they have to pay for
rent in other ways and to the city's
advantage. The suggestion to use
one of the park blocks seems slso s
good one, unless this would take the
building rather too far cither up or
down town. But whatever may be
decided ss to details, the general
proposition should meet with imme
diate and universal favor. The need
of a large auditorium is already ap
parent, and will increase year by
year.
How long ago 1861, when the great
civil war broke out, seems, looking
back through the marvelous events
and developments of the intervening
time, snd yet we sre reminded that it
has been but a comparatively short
period when we read that Mrs. Jef
ferson Davis is ill Her husband was
a senator for years before the war,
and served through it ss the president
of the Southern Confederacy, and yet
his widow survives, and there are not
a few older persons in the country
then she. Manifold and mighty are
the changes that these 45 years have
wrought I
Lynching negroes for eyery crime
they commit or are accused of com
mining ia no right or reasonable way
tp solve any phase of the race prob
lem. Such actions only, incite ne
groes to other, crimes by way of
reprisal. Before appealing to the rest
of the country for sympathy and sup
port in bearing its black man's bur
den, the south should quit lynching
snd mobbing negroes, at least those
not known to be guilty of assaults on
white women.
Mr. John D. Rockefeller is another
eminent business man who is sure
that reforms should be theoretical
only, and confined to churches and
Sunday schools, and that all 'at
tempts to put them into practical ef
fect in politics or business are in
jurious and dangerous.
According to reports all the Repub
licans and nearly all the Democrats of
New York state are going to vote
against Hearst, and yet they are
afraid he is going to te elected. It
must be that a great many voters are
quitting those old parties.
Mr. J. J. Hill says the iron ore
will all be gone in 50 years. Mean
while he and 1iis friends and partners
and their successors wilt make a few
billions out of what there is. As a
pessimist, Mr. Hill induces risibility.
A duty of the next legislature im
posed by the constitution is the reap
portionment of legislators. But the
constitution doesn't amount to much
except when invoked to defeat some-
good law.
As soon as anybody pitches into
the wrong and criminal use of wealth
for the purpose of plundering the peo
ple, he is accused by the "plunder-
bund" organs of ;v.ting class hatred.
Mr. Grover Cleveland considers the
nomination of Hearst "afflictive." Is
he afraid Hearst if elected might
somehow deprive him of that fat in
surance sinecure that he enjoys?
Truths that Hearst tells will
again," even if he be defeated.
Value of Battleships.
Admiral Fournlcr. in his report on
the Mediterranean maneuvera
to me
mln'aaaj r of marine, atates that he was
nKd
mlSL7"ierstood by writers who deo
thst he formed the conclusion that the
usefulness of battleships had been de
stroyed by submarine.
He say It was natural that contrasts
should be drawn between the kind of
vessel, but he himself had never im
plied that submarines could take the
plac' of battleships. The two type
are admirably fitted for cooperation.
But th submarine should be capable
of operating within sn extensive radius.
Th admiral says that the very dls
similarity of the two kinds of vessel
makes thnv the more valuable in com
bined operations
It I generally regarded as unfortu
nate that this report waa not issued
sooner. The Idea that cheap sub
msrlns could be made to do the work
of battleship ha been widely dissemi
nated, and It will take some time to
correct the error in the public mind.
Tall Queens.
King have a mysterious tendency to
get msrrled to wive taller than them
selves. CasselV Saturday Journal as
sures us that "there is hardly a klna In
Christendom whose consort; does not
overtop him by a head." King Edward
Is quite aix inches shorter than Queen
Alexandra.
The caajr I overtopped a full head by
hi consort. Kaiser Wllhelm Is of the
medium height, but hi empress la much
taller, and that la, they say, the rea
son why th proud kaiser will never
consent to be photographed beside his
wife unless she sits while he stand.
The king of Italy, short and thickset,
hardly comas up to the shoulder of th
tall, athletic Queen Helena. The king
of Portugsl. though stouter, 1 less tall
than his queen. Even th Prince of
Wale 1 shorter a good four inohes
than the prtpcees. Th young king of
Hpaln I much shorter than his new
bride. The queen of Denmark towers
above her royal spou, and Is one of
the tallest queens In Europe.
Ecclesiastics Shocked.
Herr Reverend Doctor SchulB, a well
known paator cf the Lutheran church
In Met. Lorraine, and professor In the
college there, having died and left In hi
will that hi body should b cremated,
hi executors with difficulty carried out
lta provision. A cremation I not per
mitted in Lorraine, the will also pro
vided that th body ehould be con
veyed to- th nearest crematorium, at
Mains.
In Mets the clergy showed their dis
approval of ths cremation by accom
panying the body of their late colleague
only to the railway station, and by de
clining to wear their usual coltaatlca!
ornament. On arrival at Mains, Herr
Schuls's friends could find no clergy
man to attend th cremation.
In Prussia cremation I not permitted,
clergy of both denomination opposing
It Introduction a a serious blow lev
eled at their popular belief In th ree
urreotlon of the body. In almost all
other Oerman states it Is permitted.
Take Second Place.
For the first Urn 1nc th Aus
tralian ballot waa adopted In Ohio th
Republican ticket at neat month's elec
tion will be placed in the second col
umn on the ballot. The Ion or first
position tor th ticket headed by the
eagle Is due to Democratic success at
the last al action.
A S
ermon
PADS AND FAITH.
By Henry F. Cop.
T tithe mint and run and every herb,
and pass over Justice and the love of
God. Luke xl.. 41.
THE Pharisee ar not all dead;
religion still means to many no
mora than a multitude of re
pressive regulations. It ex
pression is confined to attltudea and
platitude, to forms and phrases. U
thus becomes a choice hiding piac for
patty hypocrites, while the doing of
trivial or traditional acts is so empha
sised that soma ar lad to think in all
honesty that the doing and enduring of
these things satisfies every moral re
quirement.
Bo far from the path of piety being
hedged about with restrictions and its
people burdened with meaningless loads.
It la the way of liberty, the enlarging
life, and the path in which men lose
their burdens, otratghteYi their backs,
life their head, and set their eyes on
truth and freedom. But minds too in
dolent to climb, tod small to enter Into
liberty, have determined to make rang
ion conalaX la no mora than the wearing
of badges or the bearing of unpleasant
ordeal and duties.
Many hold It a sin to have springs an
their wagons, button on thlr coat a, or
flower In their hat, while ths msn
will not wear suspenders. But the
chance ar that the same folk oftsn
carry enmity In their heart, cherish re
venge, Jealousies and bitterness, that
th man who will not hay spring on
hi wagon manages to shake the small
apple Into the bottom of th barrel just
the same.
All such regulation represent the
perennial attempt to substitute rules
for principle, badges for being, and to
satisfy th conscience with scrupulosity
ss to th gnat while exercising liberal
ity hnd hospitality to th camel. Bend
ing every effort to keep the law in the
strictest manner, many easily beeome
blind to Its spirit and purpose.
The fada of religion are the worst
foe of true faith. It does not take th
keen and not always kindly critic long
to learn that th man who asserts hi
holiness by wearing a hat of a peculiar
shape or a white tie, or even a badge
on hi coat lapel, or a text on hi ahlrt
front is the on whom it is well to
watch with just n little extra caution
Hymns to Know.
Consolation.
By Anna B. Warner.
Thla hymn has been ascribed to
many writer and seldom to ita true
author. Yet, the matter of its origin
easily would have been settled by refer
ence to a novel written several years
ago, entitled "Dollars and Cents." where
It first appeared In Its original form.
The writer of this story, answering an
Inquiry regarding the hymn, writes:
"It certainly is mine, so far as that can
be said of anything which th Lord
himself elves to our hearts to say or do
The hymn Juat grew up In a scene in a
storv I was writing, because I found
nothln that lust suited me." Ml
Warner, who perhaps la better kaoasn
a "Amy Lothrop," is th author of a
number of stories. The hymn is sung
to setting Of Mendelssohn's "Conso
lation."!
We would see Jesus; for th shadows
lengthen
Across this llttls landscape of our
life:
We would see Jesus, our weak faith to
aircnfuian
Por the last weariness, th final
strife.
We would see Jesus, the great founda
tion Whereon our feet were set by sov
ereign grace;
Nor life nor death, with all their agi
tation. Can thence remove ua. If we see his.
face.
Wn would see Jesus; sens I all ton
binding.
And heaven appear too dint, too far
away:
W would see thee, thyself our hearts
reminding
What thou heat Buffered, our. grt
debt to pay.
We would see Jesus, this I all we re
needing:
Strength, fiy. and wllllngn come
- 1 with the sight;
We would see Jesus, dying, risen, plead
ing; . .
Then welcome day, nd farewell mor
tal night ' , '
A Sea Lullaby.
Wilbur D. Wesblt in Judge. '
The little mermaldens ar blinking their
eye.
The catfish 1 purring away,
Th moonflsh is slowly beginning to
I rise
' And the dogfish commencing to bay,
Th starfish twinkle far down in th
deep,
The sea horse ha gone to his stall,
go sleep you, my baby; oh, aluCtberand
sleep,
For drowsiness covers US all.
Oh. down In the sea all th shadows
now creep, ,
And th shadowy shad will supply us
with mora.
And the drumflh 1 muffled In dream
drumming deep,
And th oyster reclines on hi oyster
moor.
Th sea eow la mooing out over the bar,
Th whale has been whaling ita child
Por asking the garfish to smoke some
cigar
And waxing th seal till 'twa wild.
Th porpoise is potslna itself for a drift.
The skat Is up north on the lee.
go sleep you, my baby, while wavelati
will lift
Jour cradle In swaying so nice.
Oh! down In the sea all the haddock
have had
With th herring a hair-raising romp
on th floor,
And they sleep in the shade of the shad
owy shad,
While th oyster recline on his oys
ter moor!
Labor Party Man Now.
Oeneral J. B. Weaver, who waa the
People's party candidate for president
in US! and Oraenback candidate In
1110, I running for congr on th
organised labor party ticket la th
Sixth district of Ohio.
Circumlocution.
Prom tb Chloago rfsws.
Teacher Olv me an example of elr-
cumlncutlon.
Willie Brlteboy When a porter says,
"Brh you off. bosT" belt mean "Olm.
m a quarter."
ior Toda:
tor
when yo are buying his good or doing
business with him in any way.
It is a poor kind of piety, utterly in
aufflcleht far working purposes, that
can find all th eatarclse It needs In dl
ousslons and Jealous guardlngs of
custom, In tithing with a micro
cop, in decision on button, or even
in texts and phrases of teaching. Whan
that stunted soul has served these ends
It has no energy left to meet the emer
gencies of life temptations pr to spend
on ordinary aquar dealings, kindly liv
ing, or elf-sacrlflclng service.
Yet the circumscribed heart that in
vent these fade for their own satisfac
tion ar sure to insist on laying them
on others. There would be little satis
faction In Inventing duties if we had to
do them ourselves. They tell us w ar
traitors to ths faith if w refuse to
wear their badges or if ws dare to do
the things in which they find no pleas
ure. We ourselves nsed to beware lest
we take our own fada or appetite and
Set them up as standards tor other
souls.
You will a notice that It 1 th man
with th weak stomach who is most
ready to prove It a aln vn to look with
complaisance on a cigar. Many hear
ing th stern denunciation of dancing
pronounced by people with petrified
limb have determined to choose th
so-called lit of aln with ita natural
pleasure In preference to th path of
faith with its fads and funereal as
pect. But faith does not conslsst in fads,
reatrlcu.ons, denials. Religion la the
soul' search after lb beat, th subjec
tion of th lesser to th larger, th
realization of and th entering upon re
lationships with th life spiritual, with
things Infinite, eternal and glorious. It
1 th finding In life a meaning deeper
than mammon, nobler and more endur
ing than all thlnga. It is learning to
live aa a soul, aa th Sob of eternity.
Seeing life thu th soul cannot he
'satisfied with trivial externalities. It
seek the verities; it cries out for th
living God and will not be content with
the explanation phrase ahput him.
The heart sets love before legalism,
faith before form, and life Itself be
fore all logic about It. A man's re
ligion may be known, not by its adher
ence to our mode or our tastes, but by
Ita trend towards the Pather'a face and
liken.
;
Sentence Sermons.
Innocence seldom needs argument,
a a
Anarchy is the ghost of liberty.
, e, ? '
The faithful ar not fretful.
''" ' ifsHi'' . e
Fruit for eternity needs th frosts
of time.
a a
A strong breath reveals a weak back
bone. It' bard
setback.
to succeed If you have no
Secrets behind th
but stabs in th back.
hand often are
Oood wishes oftsn grow up
tbey com horn again.
before
No man aver found hi
hutting out hi fellow.
father by"
The man who steadily tries to
li
ter happiness need Aot worry about hla
stores of holiness.
You are not likely to do much in this
world until you learn to do without
much.
a a
It is easy te mistake a resolution for
a reform.
The recording angel lan't waatlng any
ink over ih good you intend to do.
e a
Keep th wolf of worry from your
door and you will not need to fear many
other wild beasts.
"
Popular appreciation of your work
will not be created by th depreciation
of that of other.
People who ar short on sense are apt
tp think themselves long on science (
a a
The effect of true consecration al
ways I to out cleaner th lines of
square dealing.
a
It 1 not th upward gave of ambi
tion that makes men dlzsy; It is the
looking down on those who cannot
climb.
e
It always Is the man who look
though hi religion disagreed with him
who Insists on others taking hla dose.
a a
Th ermon 1 sure to be empty of
blessing when the head la full of busi
ness. a a
The sharp dealing that hurt I thst
which cut Into i th oul. i
When Schooling Was Cheap.
The head maater of the fashionable
school, aa he aat In his office getting
ready for an opening day, said:
At Eton, th famou English publlo
school, where some boys spend 1 10,000
or J I. 000 year, and where It t hardly
poaslttU to get through on less than
11,100, It only coat, in Quean Elizabeth'
time, It5 annually."
He took down a little book.
"Thl 1 " a copy," he aid, "ot a
manuscript, tlll preserved in Devon
shire, that gives the Eton expenses of
the two son ot Sir William Cavendish.
"Among the items are:
"'Mending a shoe. Id'; 'an old woman
for sweeping and cleaning the chamber,
3d'; 'a breaat of mutton, Id'; 'a amsll
chicken. 4d'; 'Aeaop'a Fables, Id'; 'two
hunches of candle, Id'; 'a week board
5.'
The total minimum expense of an
ton boy in 1114 board, tuition, every
thingwere III a year."
Did Not Know.
Prom the Philadelphia Ledger.
A Philadelphia busln man tells this
tory on himself:
"You know In thl city there are two
telephone companies," he said, "and In
my office I have a telephone f aauli
company. Last week I hired a new
office boy, and on of hi duties was
to answsr th telephone. Th ether
day, whan on of th bell rang, he an
swered the call, and then cam In and
told ma I was wanted on tha phone by
my wife.
" "Which .oner T Inquired quickly.
thinking of the two telephone, of
course.
"Plaaae, lr,' summered the bey. 1
don't know how many you have. "