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one and, destroy the other.
FLYINQ INTO DANGER.
' . i y CHARGE of manslaughter is
- -'- to - be - lodged, - it is r said,
- against the captain of the ill
fated steamer Dix, tent to the bottom
pf Puget sound bjra collision in which
two score lives paid the forfeit. As
.:,. In all such cases, somebody hasjo be
sacrificed. Possibly this captain
ought to be, probably not .The
struggle of the hour is for gain. In
7 the course of it we "ride on railroad
trains and steam craft at. a pace that
' Idarea peril to its worst. . Hurry is
the watchword of those who ride and
pf those who manage the transporta-
tion lines. We all insist on going as
fast as we can, and the railroads and
' steamboats vie one with the other in
delivering us in - the ; quickest - time.
. They hurry through from New York
o Chicago and. vice versa, in 18
short hours. It is a living tragedy to
'do it It's a crime against safety, but
the public,. like a spoiled child de
mands and geta it
The deadly" railroad andf 'steamship
collisions are characteristic of the
' hour and 6f the time. . Hurry, hurry,
' hurry, is the order that rings con-
.. stantly in the ears of the steamboat
faptanvth e-treef car-peratives -and
the railroad trainmen.' They haven't
. time always to stop and think long
enough to take the right course. A
. minute to study out orders, even tiiruj
tot the flash of a thought would have
saved many a tragedy. One second
for the mat of the . Dix to have
' thought of the danger in crossing the
-Pget-otrn(fT5f 40 human lives.
':. But he didn't stop to think.1 ' Port
Blakely was ahead in the distance, and
., the people in thecabins wanted to get
there quick. He took the chance. On
: came the Jeanie, and the Dix went
, down. The mate paid the forfeit of
the hazard. b took with bis own life,
and his captain is to be.tried for man
slaughter. The people, they of that
" geat "hurrying, scurrying crowd that
insist on quick time, went to the bot
torn. ' The transportation company
thaTTwMlTcontributbryl by. insisting
- - that th Dix make time, as well per
T haps as in other particulars, what will
be its portion of the forfeit? What
will be the portion of the. Jeanie's
fcompany and the Jeanie's master? All
are to blame, everybody is to blame
because of our fool, headlong, peren
. rial race with life, : the taking of
Idesperate chances, and our insistent
tempting of fate. .
The newspapers will howl and the
' tourts condemn. The Dix catastro-
- phe will have its sacrificial offering,
iwith the blame as likely to be on the
wrong as on the right shoulders. And
hen we shall hurry on, scramble oti
. into more disasters, each with its re
curring round of penalties, as often
rightly as wrongly placed, and always
oblivious of the underlying, fact that
' ., , the real culprit is this nervous electric
A age, its electrified activities, with the
v;i".crca?jng dangf is to life amrianJln the southeastern states 20.
WATER SYSTEM REFORM.
fHAT THE present systenvof
paying for new water mains
' should and mint he rhanrd
seems to be agreed on by nearly all
' varieties of citizens. It is manifestly
Inequitable, and must be changed.
Mainaare BeinglaTdHor wi'lf have to
- be Jaidr-hrogH- laig,1 Hparsely aet
tled tracts, especially on the east side,
v hich ,re thus made far more val
uable than they were before. The
water mains, indeed, male such tracts
' salable for residence purposes. It is
-unjust for water consumers generally
" to becdnipelled to lay lor thus im
proving such property, which, should
hereafte be made to pay for these
main, 'x ' ' " '''' V': '" "'
Along with thU change should be
one requiring the city, the taxpayers
generally, regardless of whether they
are water consumers or to what ex
tent, to pay for the water ' used for
l-Vvblt purposes. This proposition is
u. manifestly proper and Just that it
would seem to need no argument In
its favor. . - ; : -. ;;;
Finally, reqnire-eonsumers beyond
a SO-cents-a month charge as a min
imum base for all, to pay for water
in proportion, to the amount con
sumed, to be' determined by meters
This will be substantially fair and just
to all. : The jater system can be re
formed right by making these three
changes, and in no Other way.
THE CAR SH ORT . ' ! i
HE CUPIDITY of railroad
companies, and the soulless-
aess of corporations in gen
eral, is illustrated by some of . the
phases of the car shortage. . .When
there are but a certain restricted num
ber of cars - available about one
twelfth of what is required to handle
the normal business of fht country
where they will yield the largest rev
enue for the railroad company.
Idaho is shipping potatoes to Cali
fornia, while Oregon cannot get cars
to ship potatoes. California is ship
ping its immense' orange crop with
ease, and nsing all the cars necessary
to do it, while Oregon cannot get cars
to ship its hops. The Portland ship
per of hops in consolidated lots can
get a few cart for shipments, but the
producer in the country districts can
not get a carThe producers are
forced to . make . local shipments of
their hops to Portland, paying the
railroad company half a cent a pound,
and from this point the hops are sent
east, resulting in a considerable ad
ditional profit for the railroad com
pany, and corresponding loss to the
producer. Portland commission
houses have the greatest difficulty to
get cars for immediate use,, as their
commodities are perishable and their
markets constantly changing. It .is
said the W. B. Glafke commission
house solicited a car from the railroad
company for the purpose of making a
shipment of potatoea a month ago.
They are atill waiting' for the car to
be furnished. This is a fair illustra
tion of the difficulties the business in
terests of Oregon are up against
They are absolutely helpless. Hustl
ing, industry, ability, count for noth
ing. The best business getter, and
fh gTtnost: enttrptisitigrmethods!
rendered futile and practically put out
of the commercial gams by the car
situation. . '
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STATE SANATORIA FOR , CON'
i -- SUMPTIVES. r 1 ;
HOULD not Oregon provide
refuge for her white plague
nf ferers?-Th tcocnerrwas
recommended a few. days ago. by a
tuberculosis congress of distinguished
physicians from all parts of the coun
try, many of them specialists In this
disease. The need for' state-owned
and municipally-owned sanatoria.
where latest methods in sanitation
and treatment could be applied, they
proclaimed as most urgent
"If a consumptive patient is treated
fronv the beginning he will get well,'
was promulgated by Hypocrates, the
father, of medicinejwho . lived .from
460 4o 377 B. C The idea then ex
pressed is the vital principle behind
the recommendation for state-owned
sanatoria.' Both Massachusetts and
New York have such establishments,
and in Pennsylvania there are a num
ber municipally owned. " In all of
them, as well as in the seventy-odd
privately-owned sanatoria of the
country, the rules during the past few
years have been the object, lessons
out of which comes the cry for more
and better establishments for treat
ment and can of consumptives.
Ninety per cent of the first stage, and
45 per cent of the advanced stage pa
tients in one big' sanatorium were
cured, while in another 99 per cent of
the first stage and 40 per cent of the
advanced stage were saved. ' The
consumptive. recoxd in Oregon is 8.12
deaths per 1,000, in New England the
-Without some such provisions"1 as
the congress suggests, the position of
the consumptive, now painful, will be
come more and more pathetic. The
infectious character of the disease is
coming to be more widely understood,
and' the result for, the patient is
mournful It is but recently that a
rule was adopted whereby the books
of tbf.:JPrtln.d- library.re.withheld
from peraont affected with-the . mal
ady. , There are towns where they re
sort in quest of health where such pa
tients are required to reside within
certain districts. " The danger that
the dried sputum may float dust in
the air and give the disease to healtny
people is more and more emphasized
bymedical science,and Mtnorejsnd
more understood by the multitude.
Knowledge that the malady survives
from' infection rather than heredity,
and that, but for infection it could
be stamped out, is fast driving victims
into isolation, willing or unwilling.
They are more and more shunned as
science reveal more and more the
meant and fact of infection , Today
the room tn.which consumptive has
;XJnclc Sam to7UseAuto inotiles
Tba automobtl la about to be Intro
duced In tha nontal aervtca. For many
years - cons rasa has baen appropriates
millions of dollars a rar tor "bora
bira," Now "horaa hlra." accordlns to
th 'experts In th poatorrteo depart
meat,, haa meant any old thins except
motor vehicles, that could be uaed In
moving tb mails from placa to plac
In th lars cities. Ruslneas men s'n
rally hav keen uclns 'the automobile
for- yr.-apd -with profit o - them
aelvea. Th postal service haa contin
ued to handle its mall in th bis oltiea
In ponderous wasons In aome Instance
and with, old ramshackle In other. In
this respect th poatofflc department
ha let the modern bualneaa world, tn
which It 1 enveloped, . mak progre
whil It stood stilL - In other word. thJ
poctoffic department ha pitted "horse
hire" asalnat what Is figuratively known
a the "red devil." Now, through th
effort of Frank HJnitchcock, the first
assistant postmaatar-teneraL th. gov
ernment Is - about - to -lntroduca "red
dyil'444s. pits t a 1, .. Ls
St. Paul Pioneer Press.
In th two years that Oeorg B. Cor-
telyou haa been at the head of the poat
offlc department that branch of tha
government has been reorganised from
cellar to dome. New blood has been
Injected Into th xcutlv fore in
Washington and finger Into th fore
selling strop In every stat and ter
ritory of th Union. A year or so ago,
by order of th postmaster-general, and
In accordance with a plan mapped out
by him. IS hours wr cut off the
schedule In the transportation of mail
from cities In th middle western states
to th southweat and th Pacific coast.
In improving the. rapidly growing postal
ytm of thf -country Fotniatr-CIen-
eral Corteyou has had the assistance
or a young man wno n soown mmnu
to "be a positive genlu In planning In
novations and introducing them.- Ref
erence 1 made to Flrat Assistant Hitch
cock. : "Speed" Is his motto.
"I is our" "business." hs said, "to
keep th mall moving, and moving fast
di'ed is fumigated as faithfully as
though the ailment had been small
pox. ' j ),- "-; ;
The imagination can easily suggest
an isolation in the future for the
white plague colony as mournful as
that of the -Hawaiian -.unfortunate
sent to his lonely leper island. Al
ready the consumptive is being nar
rowed int) a circle scarcely less con
fined and hardly lest gloomy. At
though the hateful realization of be
ing in the grip of the disease were not
a sufficient cup of bitterness, the pa
tient must suffer the added agony of
knowing that aociety does not want
him.- If humanitarianism does not in-
IcrvcnelheL environment of thq. fu
effect little if any better than were
his fate a consumptive island in the
sea. y. 1 I tV.V' .
' There ia tremendous force jn the
appeal for a state-owned sanatorium,
even though viewed only from the
standpoint of humanitarianism. When
there is added the fact that medical
science todaybeJieves that ' proper
sanitation and proper - precaution
against infection would quickly rid
the world of the dread disease, there
at once sppeare"reason for-Oregon
people and their legislators to con
sider whether or not Oregon should
provide . asylum and care for her
White Plague sufferers. J:
E ARE PLEASED again at
our friend Emperor Wil
iam of " Germany, who
seems to be improving with every
public utterance he makes though
we are by no, means confident that he
will not relapse apy time into bom
bast But let at give him credit for
the good, sensible, humane things he
says, nevertheless. -
"I'am an out-and-out optimist," he
tells a German author-friend, "and
will be till. I die. l"ani a, very busy
man, and believe in myself; am de
termined to progress, and wish others
understood better what I am at. Peo
ple are better than most men think
they are; we should not be suspicious
but trustful of others, even if we are
fooled sometimes; one makes him
self bad by thinking everybody else is
bad. One goes on farther and easier
if not pessimistic. I love to travel,
especially about my own country, and
slwsyS flft4-mch-4hat ts new,, .inter.
estmg and jnTplrilihg.":!. A ruler, es
pecially, should familiarize himself
with alt parts of his country. - People
don't nnderstanj me very well, but J
am working for the good of my coun
try and its people, whose future will
be brighter and better." J
.' This is not exactly the emperor's
language, but it summarizes correctly
his expressions. This is good, sane,
it ri"iorr or "German- Rooseveit.-stire
enough. Hoch der Kaiser."
"Aunt Hetty Green is very hostile to
the trusts, and predicts that they will
be the cause of a revolution, but she
is careful not to spend. any of her
many millions in trust-bursting enter?
prises. She-might worry them a good
deal more than Ida Tarbelt can, if
the would, but Aunt Hetty isn't risk
ing any precious moneyt
Mayor Schmitz denies sny grafting
on his part, at might be expected, and
says all the' accusations, investiga
tions and proteeutions are prompted
by political enemies; that there. is
W should constantly study economy of
time.' New methods may took more ex
pensive at first-but we should try them
Just th same. . It i th business of the
postal service to deliver a letter a
rapidly a possible. As far as we, can.
th business of th department should
bw conducted on a - modern business
basis.'' . ; - ''.
. A few years ago - an American w
visiting In London. Running short of
shirts, he oalled at th stor of a well
known firm to leavs hi order. He
asked for garment open back and front
Th Engllat clerk wa aghast -
"W neves make them, that way, sir,1
ha said, with a formal bow.
' 'Thafa th way I want them." Said
"It can't t dona," said tb clerk. . :
"Why, not T'
. "Because we've never don It sir, and
ean't begin at this lat day. . We've been
In business 40 years."-- '' '
That" s th spirit of many of the gov
ernment department. Business Is donS
th introduction or anything new Ir
Diueriy resented ana as outeny lougm
by th hardened bureaucrats. First
Assistant Hitchcock made up his mind
soma, months ago that tt th depart
ment waa to keep up with the times In
handling mall In th larger oltiea anto
mobllea would hav to be introduced In
tha collection service. H waa -told,
however, utat there waa no authority in
law for the purchase or rental of auto
mobiles. H found upon examination of
th statute that "horse hire" covered
multitude of necessities. For exam
ple, vnder th appropriation for horse
hire, wagons, carts and other vehicle s
were -either hired or purchased, and
then' he asked this question: ,
' "If yon can buy wagons, push-carts,
and other things with 'horse hire' why
can't you buy automobllea with ItT"
To this query no reply could be given,
and that la why automobile are aboit
to be Introduced a an experiment in th
collection of mall in a number of the
large cities of the country.
nothing but politics in them. Such
denial and excuse were expected;
What else could Mayor Schmita say?
The public will withhold judgment,
and give the mayor the benefit of all
doubts; but the reported evidence ad
dHcedillerleinJycguirejLKood deal more on the mayor's part than
denials and counter-charges.
Owing to the severe storms that
have swept the east, that have smoth
ered" the middle" west' irr snow,- and
that have blocked traffic and delayed
mails. The Journal will be unable to
publish today the second of the series
of - interesting letters from Rabbi
Stephen S. Wise. This is regretted
asniuch by . us at if will bg-bythc
great mass of Journal readers, who
have rightly regarded Dr. Wise as
one. of the leading thinkers of the
country. We shall resume the pub
lication of Dr. Wise's letters, how
ever, next Sunday. v ...
' The sucffestion that the state' tinder
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build good roads that is, that it a
county will raise a certain amount for
that purpose the state will contribute
i further turn is one worthy of con
sideration. This is the plan adopted
in New York, New Jersey, and sev
eral other states, where an era of
good road building has begun, . , Good
roads are one oTthe best investments
that can he made with public funds.
It was . characteristic of John P.
Irish, always a zealoiA spokesman for
and trusts, to oppose Mr. Bryan's
anti-trust resolution in the Trans
Mississippi congress. But the con
gress properly sat down on Irish.
Up in Carlsbad, N. 'M., people are
burning bacon for fuel.' And perhaps
swallowing the smoke for food. But
the railroads must economize, if the
people freeze arrd starve to death.
"The steel trust and some railroads
have at last done an act of partial jus
tice to employes by raising wages.
Better late than never, and better half
a loaf than no bread j 'v.. " "'i
If several things had not happened,
Peary might have reached the pole, or
gone farther north- than he did. -But
something to prevent always happens
Up norths- . .1. na Hmni
Senator Elkins' defense of the south
is calculated to give peoplea rather
worse idea of it than they would have
otherwise entertained. ; f '; ,
The grange goes on record in favor
of tariff ' revision.' D'ye ' hear, ye
standpatters? r The farmers are get
ting onto you.
M77lfarn'man, "Oregon people are
losing' tens of thousands of dollars a
dav thronffh voti.
Caruso secured a lot of advertising
cheaply, unless his attorney's fee was
Akt and -it shall be givenAdoesn't
apply to railroads and freight cart.
' A Commendable "Thing,
From th Msrshfleld Times
Th Journal Is taking a broad, liberal
stand on Oregon's future by Inviting
the state for advertising which It pro
poses to publish free of charge. This
I a very commendable thing for a paper
iq 9rfoo's'metropolls to do.
IT- IS . AN old snd 'well-grounded
principle that the truest- and
-most desirable happiness ensues
from unselfish efforts to make othert
happy or comfortable. The old phil
osophers taught, this; so did Jesus; so
did Shakespeare. , The unconsciously
wisest of people act on this principle
spontaneously." Others need to learn
and practice the lesson. " - -.
The truest, and highest form of
thanksgiving is to help othert, espec
ially those in distressing or uncom
fortable circumstances, to have cause
for thankfulness.. . Those who feast
knowing that unfortunate and worthy
people close by are scarcely able to
satisfy hunger are thankful and happy
only after a brute fashion. There is
no true thankfulness iij the loud laugh
in the presence or ' vicinity of faces
that i cattnotT.s'?lbltft' h t"cmlf
easily be made to smile. """
. Most well-to-do or comfortably-off
people are really kindly disposed, are
not niggardly or "heartiest"; under a
thin crutt there bubbles a warm foun
tain of "love for their fellowmen"; but
too many of them ar careless,
thoughtless. They are apt to say or
to act on the sub-conscious thought:
"What I could do to relieve the vast
sum of human misery would amount
to nothing; would be but a drop
where an ocean is required; so what's
the use? I and mine will eat, drink
and be merry; for tomorrow we all
die, and are forgotten." But this it a
wrong view. Jf each would do a lit
tle right around him millions would
be made (tiankful and therefore better.
Next Thursday is the annual day
for giving thanks, for feeling thankful,
for remembering how well off we are
or how much worse off we might, be;
for thinking and looking upon and
appreciating and especially enjoying
the productaToFthe 'fructuouTTartn7
the bounties. of the land, the bless
yigs of heaven. But let us think in
advance- of those who enjoy but
meagerly the gifts or, treasures of
earth, and providence, who have but
comparatively little to be "thankful
for'; and see to it that none of them
are negl'cted. 1
Having helped others less fortunate
and few there be who can not, find
tic ft tg teel thaktnty-e-;mean
an d -opp "itt unit y allowr y oum aytr ul y
enjoy your Thanksgiving celebration;
mingled with coarser music will
softly sound a divine melody, and
your life will be lighted by the sun
shine of the soul. ' ' r : '
Jewelled Grotto in New York.
The Museum of Natural History In
yfT Tip-it nt rtntntlv onlnlnnd
session of a plrtor the must leinaih
able curiosity of It kind ever seen In
th world. It Is (or was) a gigantic
geode" lined with beautiful crystals
or amethysts, and. Inasmuch as t meas
ured II feet In length by 16 feet In
width and 10 feet In height. It might
be suitably described as a- grotto.
when there happena to be a cavity In
rock through which- water percolates,
depositing silica In th form of crystals,
the hoi after ft time- becomes lined
with quarts, and eventually, when 'the
rock happen to be broken open, th
mass thus formed may fall out It ts
a llttl quarts box; and sometime, curi
ously enough. It holds a bubble of air
and perhaps 'a gill or two of water
which may be seen through th trans
lucent material... .Z ZL u....
Such a nodule of quarts Is what geol
ogists call a geode. Ordinarily they ar
of no great alse, and th discovery of
th gigantic specimen above described
has excited much Interest It was
found In Brazil near the German settle
ment of Santa Crua. and great efforts
were mad to remove It with as llttl
damage as possible from' th rock In
which it was embedded. Th upper part
(which might be railed th roof) had
been broken through In some way and
a palm tree was growing out of It as
from th loveliest of flower pots.
Th interior was lined with richly-
colored and valsabl crystal of ame
thyst, many of them as large as a
man's fist, and with brilliant lustrous
facets, as If polished by a skillful lapi
dary. ' It was Impossible to remove th
great geode ntlre. but finally it was
broken to pieces without Masting, th
finest portions finding their way event
ually to Nw Tork. . . - -
A Princess and a Soldier.
MIhs . M. Eagar, th Englishwoman
who for six years waa governess of th
csar's children, tells a touching llttl
story of th generosity of th Grand
man officer In the guards, and he used
to ask th Orand Duchess Olga for a
doll; a tiny on that he could peep In
hi pocket and play with while be was
on guard would give him much pleas
ure, he declared.- Poor llttl Olga Nico
lalvna did not know If he was Joking or
In arnest. I told her I wss sure th
doll would give htm much pleasure and
that It should be a vary small on, flh
presently brought me a couple of Very
tiny dolls dressed as boys, oil minus a
foot the other without an arm. . I ah Id
I thought it would bs better to give un
broken dolls, and she replied: "Yes, but
the are boys, and he is a man: I am
afrsjioV-ho--would not Ilk a irrtla girl
dollle." I then told her to ask him when
she saw him.
Next morning the doll waa put into
her pocket and In the course of our
wslk we met Captain 8., who - Imme
diately began to reproach her for hav
ing forgotten how lonely - he was and
what company a little dol! would be to
him. 8he plunged her hand Into her
pocket and produced th doll, holding it
behind her bark. 'Which would you
rather have, she Bald seriously, 'a boy
or n girl dolir
"He answered quite as seriously. 'A
little girl doll would-be like you and-1
should love It very much, but a boy
would be very companionable.' Bh was
quit delighted and gave him the doll.,
saying: 1 -am glad. I waa afraid you
would not like th girl.' U put the doll
away most carefully.".'
Two Coos eonnty young women have
each killed a bear, and are prouder than
If they had captured a maa aptec..
THE SPIRIT OP
But rather give aim of such things
a y have. Luk xl;4l.
By" Henry F. Cope. . - .
IT fs good to show your giving of
thanks by , th giving of thing.
II has no real gratitude who, re
viewing th prosperity that past
days hav brought feels no impulse to
hure that prosperity, with those whoa
needs ar greater than their resources.
Thsr ar too many who think to propi
tiate th Piety by a perfunctory ac
knowledgment of Indebtedness whil for
getting that if any man ha a debt to
heaven .he I bound to repay it to his
fellows. . ,
- But good and necessary aa this spirit
of true and sacrificing charity Is, some
thing deeper and better ia needed. Your
prosperity cannot be measured in things
alone; neither can gratitude find full ex
preaslon in girts of food, clothing or
money. You are, most trateful, aa th
rear 4s - revlaweL,-, o .-increase of
strength, of sympathy, of heart' wealth;
and your gratitude can satisfy Itself
only as you will glv some of these
things within to th heart hungry with
Man's flrat need la man. Folks need
folks most of all. i Our greatest hunger
Is not for the bread that perishes, but
for th sympathy, love and esteem of
our fellow-beings. H gives no aim
who withhold . himself. There 1 no
uch 'thing aa' an Impersonal charity.
Th empty hand of genuine love is bet
ter far iuan the finest, largest hand
out .' ": ' - - - " '
When the thought of Thanksgiving
leads to th thought of giving, as it
oufht we may well atop to learn wheth
er we ar really gtvlag th things worth
while, things corresponding to ' our
grounds for gratitude, things for which
men ar longing.' ' It is th self w put
Into our gifts that creates their' valu.
Our benefactions ar measured not In
figures, tut in the Joy they gtv, , in
th light that comes through them to
dreary' and lonely lives. --
Tha greatest gift- known' to all Mm
, By -Henry F. Cop.
Th greedy cannot be grateful.'
Ther la llttl love lnonidTsTance'
i ; e e ;
Ther ar a million, ways of spelling
love and none of them confined to let
ters. :.. .). : ... r
':' . e I"."'"'
He who Is not rich having nothing
will not be rich having alt -w. --.
. ,. " .. e e
The most empty life la the one that
think only of itself. ., - a .
....... e . e .'..' v ' ,
The cCleslaUcat boas la th enemy's
best, servant t 1
.. . .'-'. '
; It la not th oign of thTcrbss7hul the
spirit pfthecroB lh mak tru re
ligion. - "T' ' i
. ! .,' .'..... '- ',' ff "
.- People who sow no Joy ar first te
complain when they reap none.. .--
... .(-:..'. r ... -.. v ..."-...vj
You determine the blessings you will
receive by th also of th door st which
your benefits a" out -v v . v
Faith in God la nothing without fel
lowship with man.
AJJttl warm cheer doe mor iltan
a lot of cold cash
The greatest. sooJ ia that which leads
US to know the greatness of true good
ness, , . e .-. '- : .
n, m tiaa frkwnA the reef rlchee
of llf by looking into th faces of the
poor. .'. ' . N
. e ... e .-
To open your heart to your brother
la ths bst way to -lift your heart to
your Father, , ''-;. "
: The creed of a church must be a step
to th divine and not a aubstltut fir it
"-''. e e
Large Ideaa of spirituality cannot
take tha place ot definite ideas of right
. ... ;- j e e
' Many a gooddeed haa died in inten
tion for lack of a little appreciation.
It ia better to put warm clothes on a
few folks than to talk about celestial
garments for many..
, .' ... -t -,...,,
You af sure to be disappointed In
th Inventory of your blessings if you
eount only your gains. "
; The plan of saving the world by new
laws la like leading lam man horn
by fencing In th road there. " '
t Ambrose Blerce Wrote It . .
From the Brooklyn Eagle.
- Ambrose Blerce, the author, today ex
plained that he waa the writer of, the
lines: ' .-
"The bullet that pierced Goebel'a breast
Cannot be found In all the west; 7-
Good reason: It Is speeding here .
To stretch McKinley on his bier." ' 1
Major Blerce explains he was writ
ing for the Hearst, papers when Gov
ernor Ooebel was killed. Th bullet
could not be found. Major Blerce waa
a friend of President McKinley, and, h
ays. wrote th line, not for the pi
pose of Inst!gat1narlassalnllon. but.
in prophecy that If such crimes aa that
against Ooebel went unpunished, then
tha assassin's bullet would strike-hish-er
up. Twenty months later th proph
ecy waa fulfilled and McKinley . was
It was then. Major BlerC says, .th
enemies of Hearst dug up the. lines,
wrested them from their context end
used them, Just ss Secretary Root did
In his Utlca speech, to- mak It appear
Hearst papers Incited , McKinley , re
moval. Beckham' Will Be Youngeat Senator. J
From the New Tork Trlbun. .
John Creeps Beckham, governor of
Kentucky, whose nomination In succes
sion to United States Senator MoCreary
Is equivalent to an election, enjoys th
distinction nf being th youngest gover
nor in th United States, and whan he
take th seat in tha senate will b th
youngest member , 'of that body. - He
comes of a distinguished Kentucky fam
ily and I 10 year olifj. A was Speaker
of the Kentucky House of Representa
tives In 1801. In lS9t h was nominated
for lieutenant governor on the tleket
with William Ooebel. On the faoe of
the retuma he waa defeated by John
Marshall of Louisville. H contested
th election, and before the contest was
decided Mr. Ooebel waa aaaasalnated.
Mr. Beckham was thereupon inaugur
ated governor. In 1110 he defeated
John W. Yerkea for goternor. and In
J tot he defeated CoL M. IS, Uelknappf
was ih gift of a life. it was a Ufa
that left no legacy of money or lands,
no title nor honors, no books nor. im
plements; but it - left . Itself, It has
blessed th world a nq other, because "
unstintedly It gave to 'men thought,
compassion, time, love, Joy ahd confi
dence; it gave out Itself, and a men
received a larger life.. -
This kind of giving alone meets our
need and solves many of our problems. ',
Some men scatter dollars snd wonder
why discontent still asserts Itself. You
might glv your last oent and leav in
dustrial and social peace a far off as .
ever.' Money cannot bridge - these
chasms; but sympathy, thoughtfulness,
personal Intereat in-others, tb things
within, will. X,lf must meat with life
I and flow together In mutual self-giving.
Her the poor may glv aa much aa
the rich; the weak often aa much a
the strong. Her there ean b neither ,
condescension nor ostentation In ' tb
giving.. Here the giver Is enriched as
well as th receiver. H Whoever opens
his heart ' to another expands its pos-
slbllltles for himself. .He who first
learns to give his time and thought to ' .
Others will know when snd bow to glv
It may be those who most 'need your
time, your heart who ar most hungry
for . these things within, are not after
all, the poor and th outcast; they may
b within your very walls. How good
is Thanksgiving If but thN father will
it by tn haarthald long enough, care
free enough, to satisfy th wistful eyea
of th children, to whom, la life's press, .
(he msy hav become aa a locked door.
Open that door for at least a whil thla
In such tru giving man becomes Ilk
God. If all llf b but th emanation ot V
the great source of Ufa, all creation and
every benefit w hav I but th self -giving
of th Most. High, whil th best
knowledge w . hav of , him : eome
through that Ufa that waa given fore
men. He finds th llf eternal who
learns to mak his llf a giving of the
t within. . ., '....'
Hymns to Know.
By Matthias Cleudiua. -
nam ne WaftMM rt.ntn. -
iHoutein. Aug. 16. 1740 Hamburg.
Jan. HI, lilt) is a familiar on to th
German people, for he is th author of
eome of the best and most popular of
their folk sons. He was a student at
Jena, and afterwards at Wandsbeok, the
publisher of a weekly paper. A num.
ber of his songs. are familiar as hymns
to the Lutheran people, but this I the
only on that haa com into general
acceptance In English. It is alwaya
sung at harvest home festivals, corres
ponding 'to our Thanksgiving, In Eng
land and th colonies. The translation
was mad In till by Miss Jan M.
Camphell. -. .
We plow th field and Matter1',- ,
Th good seed on the land. . '' .
pttt -it is-Tea -ana watered
By God's simlrhtv hand- " ".
H sends th snow in winter, ,
Th wwrmth to swell th grain.
The breexe and th sunshine, ; I
i-rAnd soft refreshing rat no, 4;
He only Is th maker, ' C -Of
all things near and far; ,
He paints th waysld floWbr.
H lights the-evening star: ',."'!.
Thowlnds and waves obey him.
ay mm ine Diras ar fed: .
Ha give our daily bread.
We thank thee, then, O Father,
For all things, bright and good.
oe. eeea time and the narvestr-
Our life, ntie healrfi aii en.
Accept fh gift w offer
- For all thy love Imparts.
And, what thou moat destrest. -
Our humble, thankful hearts.
fyy Welcome, Mr. Hill.'
" From the St. Paul Dispatch. ' '
James J. Hill talked to the business
men of Chicago Saturday evening on
tha subject of reciprocal trad with
Canada.- He brought to the. topic all
thar fund of fact for th gathering and '
marshaling of which he haa exceptional
ability. For the many year. the Dis
patch haa protested sgainst the cold
shoulder that waa turned to- Canadi
yeafs ago when she came asking for
reciprocal trad arrangements.. It would
go farther and sea that, line of whit
posts that siretche along th border
and marka the line where trad must
atop or take on a heavy tax burden 1
th price of crossing wholly removed.
And it believes that some day. not far
distant they will come down.
Th Dispatch therefor welcome th.
aaslstanc which Mr. Hill, .with his
prominence and great influence,, can
bring to th movement whether it b
for th partial lowering of th bar or
thlr entlr taking down. - The moment
la especially timely because thls-month
the dominion parliament will take up .
the question of, revising the tariff. We
have made note of the Investigations
made in all the psovlnces by members
of the Laurler cabinet and the free or
freer trade sentiment It encountered In
Ontario and the provinces of th north
west, and, also, the protectionist senti
ment of Quebec and of certain fnanufac
turlns- lines. If now the United .mates
JLlLwJJL.niet anadabuthalf way we st
'UT- I .nMnT Ih.l Ik, nh.iiT.rn... ' .in"
eommero of the Twin CUUs with- tha .
people of -that greet area serosa - the--northern
boundary line will be, at. least,
lowered. -. .
November 2Sln, History.
I- 17J British evacuated New York. .
1117 Pohn Blgelow, Aynerlcan dlplo
mat born. '
lttl Confederate army under Gen
eral Bragg defeated near Chattanooga.
1171 Princess . Victoria of Hesse
lo Parnell re-elected' leader of the
Irish, National pariy
1 1ttHlr Johrr-Thompson -eueeeeded -
John Abbott a Canadian prima minister.
191 Statu of Nathan Hal unveiled
in New York City.
101 United Statef landed marine
. 1902 Joseph Chamberlain Bailed for
South Africa to investigate Transvaal
affairs. . 1 .
190S Street railway strike in Chicago
, , Fulton and Chamberlain.
From the Weeton Leader.
Senator La Follette, who apoke at
Portland Wednesday night declares that
Fulton is training with Aid rich and Al
lison in th "senate merger." . If this be
true. It will be "31" for Fulton when
h seek to retain the togs. By the
way, Chamberlain dould beat him, and
la th logical Democratic randlrist In
the -next senatorial campaign for th
people' Indorsement, - - .