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PAILT AND aUNDAf. .
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.......ei-aw 1 uh aMaia.
v I am glad, to think that I4!
- am not bound to make tha ,
world so right, but only to '
. discover '.' and ' to, do; ' with
cheerful heart, the'work that1
God appoints. Jean Ingelow.
MR. DEVLIN'S RESPONSE,
DEVLIN'S Incomplete an
swers and partial explana
tion a war well deferred till
the close of the campaign.
pe Is no doubt - sincere in " saying
that he desired to discuss "the eon
stractire poller of government," and
"establish economlo principles," be-
cans in this manner the people's
minds could bar been somewhat di
verted from the "Interests," - the sa
loons, the "north end" and the au
ditor's passlTe It not active opposi
tion to everything Major. Lane has
ought to do in the Interest of the
people. No doubt It was embarrass
ing to Mr. Devlin for the mayor's
supporters to bring the discussion
down out of the clouds of theory to
the solid froond of local facta and
conditions, .'. . . ;-; ,:?v
; . The Question as to his campaign
fund Mr.1; Devlin evadaa by eaylng
that this Is none of his affair; Mr.
Cake baa entire charge of this end
' of the business and' Mr. Cake Is
careful not to telL Mr. Devlin, good
man, is opposed to the Improper use
: pt money in, campaigns, but it his
machine manager should collect
money from Improper , sources and
use It to Improper ways, bow can
Mr. Devlin, Kood man, prevent it.
pr know anything about It?' ;
' Mr. Devlin acknowledges that ."na
tional politics have no place in mu-
Ikicipal affairs" but points, out. that
some Democratic - officeholders, are
supporting Lane. But they bavent
n this connection urged Lane's elec
tion In order to support Bryan or
Dray or anybody ia particular for
any federal office, or been spokes
man of a machine, but have confined
themselves to showing that the elec
tion of Lane would be best tor the
people of this city as a whole, aside
from any party consideration, and
; a great many , Republicans agree
with ' them.: If "national politics
ave no place In municipal affairs,"
why has Mr. Devlin put municipal
affaire out of sight in some of bis
postcard appeals and begged Totes
pn the . score of "carrying out
Roosevelt's policies"? ; Does be sup
pose that intelligent voters do not
know that Lane Is carrying out, lo
cally, "Roosevelt's policies" to a far
greater "extent than Devlin eould be
depended on to do? V V ".'''..
I , It has long been customary, nd
considered Quite legitimate among
mere politicians, for a candidate to
fool as many people as possible, es-
' peclally by diverting their attention
from matters of real Importance to
the alleged virtues and glories and
grandeur of their party; : but for-
tunately this is becoming more dlf'
flcult yearly. ----"i,,"'v" 7"
- .'i,'.- ". t . as ,'. -'-'n
; h '.. TERRORS ' FOR TALESMEN. ;
fHE TRIAL at Boise seems to
have almost as much terror for
tha talesmen as for the prlson-
ers. Nor Is Boise the only
; place where Jury service is coming
' to ba regarded as an alternative to
"be as strenuously avoided as Js the
; plague. The same hostility to Jury
duty. was manifest in the Ruef case,
p where there were eight, weeks of
nightmare before IS men of the sort
desired by counsel to try the case
were finally unearthed.
With -eight weeks required at San
Francisco, and with several weeks at
Boise, for the first step In the trial,
It la no wonder that we har of cltl
ens who halt like a balky horse as
they approach the Jury box. After
that ' come !ong ; weeks of conf Ine-
tnent, the Isolation from home, busi
ness and the world, tha Interminable
drag of'ttie proceedings, the long-drawn-out
nervous strain, the cease
less badgering of witnesses,, the
nerve-racking wrangling ol counsel,
the oratorical fireworks at 'the' fin
ish, and last and worst of all, In cap
ital cases, ha terrible alternative of
voting, a possible death' penalty oa
a fellow being. It Is a gsmut of
r?lf-!mmolatlon from jrhich It Is only
a tor men to flinch. , t
1 ulTsrsal knowlsdgs ; that
trials are needlessly lengthened in
the following of fatuous forms by
courts aggravates the condition and
contributes . to ' Hncivism." - There
are : frescoes, furbelows and legal
millinery in the practice, the elimin
ation of which would not hinder, but
hasten Justice, and trials that drag
out. a weary doien of twenty weeks
would en,d in two. We apply a test
to talesmen that not only disgusts
them, but often eliminates the best
and selects the worst. , An intelli
gent man with a moderate opinion
Is an Infinitely safer Juror for both
sides tha; the ignorant and stupid
man wltfeout opinion or means to ar
rive at' one. ' Frequently we admit
testimony that has no more bearing
on the.' issue than has the' Pythago
rean theory on the price of pork,
pur practice la tha product of , a
single profession, end creations of a
single class., no matter bow excellent
or intelligent its units may.be, are
always, overgtvea to one idea. '- We
have drifted-Into it through tha er
roneous idea - that courts should
never be popularly discussed, an
idea that, with the rrowth of pres
ent faults, will disappear, and cor
rectives be applied. t ' v .
I.' ADDRESSED TO "CATTLE,";
MR. DEVLIN in. the emergency
of' bis losing campaign en
, dearrrs to turn the attention
- .,- of voters from himself and
what he represents locallr to the
president and his policies. " He tells
them on postcards that if they want
to see Roosevelt policies carried out
they must "vote the whole republi
can ticket." Mr. Devlin knows tbla
is not only an absurd plea to make,
but one that if heeded in municipal
elections tends to bad city govern
ment, for-ha has plainly told us sot
la bis book.: . Uuch air appeal is an
insult to the Intelligence of voters.
If they want Republican members of
congress, as he suggests, can't they
have ' them without any, regard to
who is elected mayor and council
men? ' Although ;. Lane ..is ; mayor,
haven't they Republican eouncilmen
now, elected a . year later than he
was, by-great- majorities? And
speaking of United States senator,
perhaps the masses of -Republicans
will prefer to choose the next sen
ator rather than have one thrust
upon, them by a Cake-Devlla : ma
chine. It Devlin's appeal be true,
then if ' xittlr". Smith or ; "Dollar
Bill", .were running for councilman,
every. Republican . should vote for
him, la order to "carry out Roose
velt's , policies." A 'candidate who
makes such an appeal only proves
that ha regards the rank and file of
bis- party as men of. very slight men
tal or moral development. v- .;
PORTLAND'S REPUTE ABROAD
mHI National Municipal league.
1. which la a strictly non-partisan
body, declared In April, 1900,
- as follows: . .,.. - ,- ..':. ' '.
In Portland.- Orason, the reform
f oroaa are trlsmphant la every dlrto
Uon. Tha present mayor Is thorough
golna; In his endeavors to give a tooi
aaministrsuon. - - - - int mon
marked Unprovemsnt noticeable hAS
been In the arantlnr Of franchises, Jot
publle uUliUes. This Is now being
done very eautlonsir ana pruaenuy,
with tights of Inspection, publicity, and
reversion to the eltr that are decidedly
a marked Improvement upon the looee
methods of old times. Reform seems to
have com to stay, and la so popular
that it needs only wise guidance to ef
fect a very great Improvement la pub-
llo affaire., , , -. ; ,. .
. This Is tha verdict, and It would
ba all tha more emphatic today, of
a clear-sighted, patriotic. Impartial
and nnpurchasable tribunal, having
in view and at heart only the civic
Improvement of cities and better
ments of municipal government If
in' this election "the desperate and
combined opposition of malign
forces," as tha opposition to Mayor
Lane has been . characterised by a
prominent ' citizen, should .. prevail,
Portland would, fall to a far lower
plane In the estimation of the organ-
lied - forces of - good government
throughout the nation. This city
ought to see to lt,that It maintains
tha good name, abroad that It has
gained, and not return, as Philadel
phia has done, to its "wallowing In
the mire." -,v
MERELY A DRESS PARADE.
T HE 'TARIFF' "revisionists" are
, all out on dress parade. Some
demonstration of that sort., it
r ' " usually- popular on the eve of
a presidential election. It Is the
tariff this time, because knowledge
that American-made goods are sold
far cheaper to foreigners than to
Americans is becoming widespread,
with dissatisfaction, to imatch. That,
more than real change of heart,
probably accounts for so many Sud
den conversions and the present re
It. does not mean, however, that
there will be a revision that will re
vise. It Is more of a dust thrower
than a real, bouse cleaner. Thus,
the National Manufacturers' associa
tion, so much Quoted for "revision
declared that, .while soma duties
G OOD CITIZENS VOTE FOR
. ; LANE TOMORROW -,
FOR THE LAST TIME before the
polls i open tomorrow . The
Journal calls upon good cltl
' sens, regardless of party, to
vote for f the reelection of Mayor
Lane. , . . ' '"
Victory is absolutely assured pro
vided the better, elements of Port
land's cltlxens do their duty and go
to the polls. All the signs point to
an overwhelming triumph for the
forces of morality and good govern
ment :,-'.. ;... ;:.'
No party Issue enters Into the con
test. The Question is simply whether
the people desire to retain in their
service an official who bas proved
himself Incorruptible, honest and
fearlessly loyal, to. their Interests:
whether tha one barrier which now
atanda between a' reckless, improvi
dent and" machine-ridden council and
the sacred rights of the people., is
to be removed: whether the saloons,
tha, gamblers and the slums, all of
thera lined up solidly behind Mayor
Lane's opponent are to' triumph at
the polls over the' forces of decency;
whether tha choice of Portland's
chief executive is to be given over
to the corporations and the special
Interests, and whether our fair city
ouaht to be lower, others should not
be changed and still others should be
raised. With fine discretion, , It
wants the other fellow's duty low
ered and its own increased. Every
orotected Interest wants the same
kind . of "revision," and- In the
endjt will be millions of money and
- m -A-.a
millions oi employes arrayea w nr
feat real revising.' .
The uroblem of tha tarl? Is as
great If not grsster -than the prob
lem of railroad regulation and super
vision.. It oughtnot to b tha foot
ball of politicians, nonparties, its
solution' should not be left to ."the
interests1' nor to, tha foea'ot 'the
Interests." It ought not to be the
Immediate and sudden product of a
presidential election and a pew con
gress. The whole question ought to
be divorced from politics, and go to
a body of the character, of the inter
state commerce commission, where
science, economics, statistics and
deep and wide investigation woul-. be
the means, and the good of all the
neoDle In the country the object of
revision. It is an enterprise In which
a politician or tha beneficiary of pol
itics has no more business than a
baby In a bughouse. It Is a prob
lem that ougnt to take the turn and
travel tha road the railroad problem
Is traveling, for no problem so com-
mandlngly affects the weal or so
many and Is fraught with more ntal
consequences to the republ!othan is
this problem oftbe tariff. -
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; MORAL COURAGE NEE.DED.
M i in . j
-. GREAT need these days Is men
A " of not only Inflexible honesty
jf" but of moral courage ln'.of
' ' flee, men who la advance
dare openly to declare ' themselves
fully on all matters in which the
people are Interested. . s
Observe In this connection that
while Mayor Lane can point to his
promises of two years ago and to' a
record showing that these promises
have been fully kept, Mr. Devlin's
promises consist mostly In generali
ties. About the only specific promise he
makes Is with reference to jambllng,
by which we suppose he means li
censed or . wlnked-at and fined
gambling, but this promise la easy
to make, for such gambling would
not be tolerated by tha publle now,
whoever was elected - mayor. The
day of public gambling is over, as
everybody knows, and nobody fears
or counts on its return. But with
respect to other evils that have been
suppressed, Mr. Devlin Is silent " He
has not prpmlsedhMhejloLma-
chlnes would be kept out of com
mission, or that the saloon boxes
would not be restored.
In regard to campaign expenses
Mr. Devlin Is lamentably lame and
unsatisfactory.' A great deal of
money Is being expended Jn his be
half, and when asked where It comes
front he says that Tonly his own
money was used In the primaries,
and that the Democrats have net
published their campaign expenses.
These are poor evasions. Nobody Is
asking now about the primary ex
penses, but about the campaign ex
pense!. And why should the Demo
crats, whom nobody bas accused or
suspected of seen ling any money be
yond the barest legitimate campaign
expenses, make a public statement
first, when Mr. Montague has re
peatedly proposed and 'stands ready
to do so If Mr. Cake will do the same
The peoph need men In responsi
ble offices who have nothing to con
ceal about aiy matter whatever that
is the people'! business, men of suf
is to be placed once mora under the
rule of a political machine. . ';
These are the issues. On every
one of them Harry Lane represents
Just what every good citlsen should
demand In municipal government
We have no word of disparagement
as to the -personal character of his
opponent which has never been
Questioned, but Mr. Devlin has the
misfortune to be backed by all that
Is undesirable tnclty affairs, all that
Is menacing to a proper administra
tion of. the people's business. It Is
a faot undisputed and Indisputable,
that the north snd is solidly sup
porting hint".: .It is a fact, undis
puted and indisputable, that the cori
porations and the interests", desire
Mr, Devlin's election and the oft re
peated charge that they have con
tributed heavily to bla huge cam
paign fund bas never been adequate
ly met And It is a fact, equally
undisputed and equally indisputable,
that never before in the history of
this city has any eandidata bad such
a thoronchlr organised political ma-
ehlne aa that which Is backing Mr.
Devlin. -. ,':.;."-.' -iU
Good dtiiens your duty Is plain.
n' n nniia tomorrow and cast
your votes for Harry Lane for mayor.
ficient moral courage and open
straightforwardness to declare them
selves fully and freely, and answer
any and all proper questlonrwtthout
reservation or evasion. : V ' v
i . ' : v ' ' . .
NOW WILL UNCLE JOE BE
NOW. IT IS reported, It Is Uncle
r Joe Cannon who must step
lively to get out of the 'Way
T. of the ' presidential band
wagon and escape the swirling swipe'
of the executive big stick. And not
only is administrative wrath to be
visited upon old Uncle Joe, because
he has Intimated a preference for a
presidential candidate different from
the president's, but Chicago Is
threatened with the lose of the na
tional convention, and being consid
ered as hostile territory, merely be
cause the big windy town Is In Uncle
Joe's state, whose delegates to the
national eonvettton he may to some
extent control, he being" in fact one
of the favorite sons. Why Illinois
should not have a favorite son as
well as Ohio is fully explained by
the simple fact that the president is
tor the Ohio favorite son and no
other, and he is going to see to it
that Ohio makes his choice Its favor
ite' son." Vi
The-president Is very bury these
times, pulling here, pounding there,
yanking yonder, kicking elsewhere,
here Illuminating the scene with a
dee-lighted show ' of teeth, there
frightening the wits out of Republi
cans with the shadow of the descend
ing big stick; busy, strenuously busy,
In New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois,
Iowa, everywhere, forcing the party
a year In advar.ee to name his choice
There will be a good deal of buck
Ing and kicking, but it probably will
he of no , avail, and-perhaps It Is
best so. It the Republican party Is
to have a combination -of Emperor
William and President Dlas, It would
better be Roosevelt than some oth
ers,' even Uncle Joe. But that Chi
cago is to be denied, the convention
on Uncle Joe's account Is really
funny. It la like grabbing the old
man's slice of cake and then kicking
him because he tried to pick up a
crumb-- ' ' . ' ;
a-VERT SEASON, every month.
d . has Its charm, its peculiar at-
f ' tractions. A lover of all of
. nature's moods and displays
can find something pleasing eves In
the damp, dripplnaytT6fanrOf e
gon winter. But June, .now for this
year begun, Is -perhaps the favorite
month with the majority of people In
northern latitudes.. Though In this
region' there may be ' chill, rainy
days In June, we are usually not dis
appointed in expecting for the most
part days of exquisite ellmatlo de
llghtfulness, days of such moderate
warmth, and delicious fragrance, and
brtghtaome beauty of .all nature, and
youthful but comprehending happi
ness, and musical exuberance of ani
mate things, that dreams of para-i
dlse seem in large part realised. ,
, It June acts np to, her role, plays
her proper part, tha breeses will be
neither chill nor stifling, the sun's
rays will suggest light clothing, but
will not scorch, the flowers will un
fold . their myriad beauties, the
warblers . will carol ' most Joyously,
the grass nd grain and all planted
things will grow luxuriantly, verd
ure will assume Its richest hue of
emerald, sky and ocean will , com
pete tor depth and strength of axure
expanse, and lilt will be a delight.
June Is the matured youth-time
of the year. It la the favorite bride
month. May waa beautiful, but in
clined to rudeness. June is the
maiden not only developed.' but re
fined, overflowing with' long, "deep
thoughts of sweet tenderness, ready
for the marriage.' June is the quick
ly developing month. Now mother
nature says to all plant life. "Get
busy now, these long days; the chill
storms are past," the - hot harvest
time Is not far ahead"; and she
feeds all her children lavishly yet
wisely, giving them of her plenteous
rich milk thslr fill.;. :
Now turns our part of the earth
most squarely to the sun and briefer
grow the hours of darkness. ', Very
early, while almost everybody Is in
bed and In soundest sleep, the out-of-doors
world begins to awaken.
Sweet and pure are the dawn-breaths
of June; beautiful beyond the power
of human pen or brush, or tongue to
portray . Is that diurnal combined
painting and poem by God's own
hand, the rising of the sun Into a
clear June sky when, "the orst
faint streak on ocean's cheek grows
Into the great.-sun." " . j
A-Sundayra rest-day In Jnne In
Oregon ought to be a blessed time
to all who will try to think of It and
appreciate It a little." Let the light
and. fragrance and divine beauty and
love-life ll around yott Into your
souls. ' Put away sordid and selfish
and gross and all unclean thoughts;
If yon will look and listen and get
In tune with the God-song all about,
you win , be tnanktui mat mougu
your earthly days are brief you have
been permitted to travel this way,
and that In eaeh of your years there
came a June, a foretaste ot heaven.
"With greetings to. thai 100,000
Catholics : of the northwest" the
Catholic Sentinel Issued Thursday its
thirty-seventh annual number, a
finely Illustrated edition of 38 pages,
filled with articles ot much Interest
and value to Catholics throughout
ths region and to its people general
ly pt wnom catnoiica xorm so large
a part ' The Sentinel - has ' always
been a faithful and able church pa
per and baa kept pace In Its develop
ment with that ot the region In
which It is the recognised church
organ. .- w ..
i i us v t,.w .-
It is evidently time for the auditor
to retire If he eannot remember so
Important a part of bis duties aa to
rive notice ot an election, and one In
which he Is himself the leading can
didate. TM auditor has been ta of
fice a very long time, and It is mani
fest that he needs a vacation, a
chance to rest np, rather than to be
elevated to the mayor's seat , , )
Every man who la for Lane for
mayor owes. It to, himself as a citl
sen and to the city In which he lives
and to the cause ot good govern
ment to go to the polls and vote to
morrow. -Every rote - counts . and
every rote may be needed.
One great railroad president now"
insists that more can be accom
plished by conferences between the
railroad managers and shlppr-t than
by legislation, whereby the public
discerns that legislation Itself Is net
without Its Ytrtue ;
If Uncle Joe Cannon's residence In
the White House depends on his get
ting there aa the candidate of the re
actionaries, he needn't bother-himself
about laying In a supply ot tire
wood for the place Just yet
If, as appears, tariff revision Is a
germ disease, , the problem with sci
entists Is. how did the little microbe
ever become tough enough to make
Its way Into Uncle Joe Cannon. ,
It an engineer or train dispatcher,
after wrecking a train, excuses him
self by saying he forgot he does not
In the same breath ask do be made
president ot the road. ; ' . ;
It looks as It number It on the
ballot would be an unlucky number
this time, sure enough. ' V.V
As. between the borne and the sa
loon,' which are yon going to. vote
for tomorrow? ' .1:,..-..
,- It will be no desecration of the
Sabbath to resolve to rote right to
morrow.- . ' ; . .
-" All Lane men make sure to go
and ,votS. ,-f i ' '
The Lamb-Like Investor. '
What ean be ' fop te protect Inno
cent . Investors : aaalnst the mining
harks and against themselves? We
have repeatedly pointed out several de
sirable things that can be done, says
the Engineering and Mining Journal,
but the most Important of all, namely,
the education of the publle, is Hot easy
to accomplish. -','"
' The average investor dees not know
how to protect himself against his
own stupidity. The eommgnleatlons
received are the groplncs for Informa
tion by the more Intelligent although
the latter elaes In meet eases appar
ently parted with their money pre-
Hymns to KjiqwV
. , The Love of God,
By Oerald Tersteegen.
. JIt-ls said that Emerson called this
"the supreme hymn," and that Holmee
agreed with him In this estimate. Jt
doubtlase owes much of Its beauty to
the fact that It waa translated by
John Wesley. - Tersteegen was a Oar
ma a my at to. who wrote over 100 hymns.
He was born at Mora Westphalia, on
November , KIT, and; died, en April
I. 17.) , , - ,. ... - :
Thou hidden Joy of Jod-whose height,
Whose depth ttnfathomed, - no t man
'". knows. .
see from far thy "beauteous light, "
Inly I sigh for thy repose;'
My heart Is pained, nor can It be ' " '.
At rest, till. It finds rest in thee. ' v
... . ,Jj - . .
Is there a thing beneath the Sun, -
That strives with thee my heart te
'' . shareT '. . . ;
Ah, tear It thenoe, nd reign alone.
The Lord of every motion tbere! ' .
Then shall my Jieart from earth be free,
When It hath found repose In thee, '
O love, thy sovereign aid impart -' .
To save me from low thoughted ears;
Chase this self-will through all ; my.
Through alt its latent tnasea there:
Make pie, thy. duteous child, that I N
Ceaseless'' may, "Abba, rather," cry. '
Xach moment draw from earth away -
My .heart that lowly waits thy call; '
peak to my Inmost soul, and say: -.
"I am thy Ixive. thy Ood, thy Alir
To feel thy power, to hear thy voice, -
To taste thy love, be' all my choice. "
; Sentence Sermons;
- By Henry T. Cope. -'.
Me soul can grew without solitude. ;
;' .'a " a ;-
Often a hot old town la due to a
cold old -church. . ' .. .
"Svery eeeaaloa for pessimism is a
call to Improvement. v '
. e . e ; , . , .
They who grow In. graoe sorely win.
grow mora gracious, :. , .
..: ' . . e , " ' - , -'
If you eaaaot stand ridicule : you
never will earn applause. . X ' -
It la no sa preaching about' happi-
ness with vinegar la your volee.-
- Folks who , always are looking for
faults always ere.fer-slghteo.l- .
The less religion la some men the
more theology they can hold.
. e. f y J -v,:; '
There's more affection .fn truth than
la the eareeeee of affeotatloov-
S. 'a;j: e a c'V'--li'C-
- Tea are not likely to make straight
truth by twisting scripture testa, -
-e e V
When men have bound their eyes
they always open their mouths wider.
.When a eSuveh really aaa a worthy
work aha will not waat for workers.
' Heaven heede ' not ' the prayer for
strength that has no eb'eetlve la serv
ice. , ' . " . ' i '
c-.' Jv, ' ,". :
' Tea may know a, man's power when
yea know Ufr thlags-that provoke htm.
... "' ... ;"'--" .' e '. ;
Too eaaaot establish year ettlsenshlp
ta heaven by dodging your taxes here.
'' ..'i -V ';
- The man whe actually has free salva
tion always ia anxious te pay some
thing for Its extension. ; v
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It never haa been explained why the
Sunday drtasle looks wetter than a
Monday downpour, ;. . i--Jv......
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, What a paradise this world would be
If every man was as good as he would
have the rest of ua bet .,
'. ' e e i '- 'vr
lome Christiana faithfully obey the
Injunction to watch; but they wear out
their eyes watohlng for faulte In their
aelghborev t. ' - ..- irt
Whoa a roan is' guided wholly by his
past he funs around In a circle like a
hen trying to find eut where to go by
foUowtng IU ua .. v
Precautions Against Electric Fires.
If your dwelling la electrically light,
ed never place wood,' clothee or other
inflammable" material agmhiet the wires,
meters or switches; never use aa else
trio wire - a clothesline, and see to
It thst your dwelling is kept free from
rata, as these pests often gnaw the In
sulation from the wires. The amount
of loes from "electric fires" In the
United Itateo in one year, aooordlng to
the Saturday Kvenlng Foot, ia (11,000,-
ooo- - -", r
A Hint to Hanunersteln. iw. '
The lata Maurice Orau. after lie
work he did, should have retired with
a halt million but he didn't. It Is
the same old story. Gallhard. who,
after II years' service, will retire from
the grand opera at Parle In Decem
ber, is also not in the list of .Parle
millionaires, . snd millionaires vTn Parts
count their - millions ia franca only.
There is more money, the Musical
CourUr thinks, la. running-a vaudeville
theatre. ' - . , . .
. ; I, . .rT -
. ..... .
xou.can Start a savings account who on uouar ana,
we will pay yon 4 per cent annually, compounded smi-
' annually. t . ' k-'?' : ' '. V"- ' . ; .- '
Systematical saving will start' joa' en the road to
wealth. . . . r. . .. ' ;
The Commercial Savings Bank
Am' East Side Bank for East Side Psofle
: KNOTT AND WILLIAMS AVE. ' f
GEO. W. BATES. Presldent J. 8. BIRREL, Cashier
, ' The Unseen Band. ' '
. fiy Henry F. Cope. ' ,
The sword of the lord sad of Old
eon,' Judges vll:10. ... , - t ....
rWIHB mightiest and the eternal
I . - the right True, things do not at.
aTa always look that way. Bometimee .
. Napoleon's sneer about Ood al
ways being on the slds of the largest
battalions seems to have truth in it.
But ere long we see the large battel
Ions svept away before the stranae, un- ;
aocountable and Irreetetlble-- power of
aa insignificant body having truth and
Ood on Its side.. , . '
The man who takes up the struggle
for truth, who puts his hand to the
sword for the oppressed, for the right,
finds himself holding a ' two-handled ,
weapon, and if he grasps firmly the one
hilt It Is as thouah there were an om
nipotent hand graaplng the other. He
who flshte worthily, ia fitting battle,
never fish. alone. Often he may aeem
ta stand with none to, aid. but One
mightier than he is with him. . -'
It Is not that some omnipotent per
son steps down from a throne in the
heavens and plunges into the battle; it
Is that every time a man stepe oat for
right and truth he places himself in ao
eord with eternal spiritual forces that
give themselves to him and his work.
It is not thst Ood cornea to tight for a
man so much aa that a man finds him
self fighting beside Ood; entering I
battle, he seee that where he thoufreag7
hah. ttaA tuiM Hrvln, ttia hunnl hail "
long been waging the contest 1
It ta so easy, like bid Elijah, to think
that you alone are left to wltneas for
truth, to feel the lonellneaa of standing
for things nobis and worthy, to be- -come
oppreesed with tbs hopelessness of
the minority ia which you find your
self. When real and concrete things
press upon as and their uproar Is '
our ears we become deaf and blind to 7
the greater forces that from the begin
ning of time have been working for the
best... .,v- . ;,;.... , ..
t . Svery great reform has looked like a .
losing movement; It has begna with .
most insignificant minorltiee; . It has '
met with violent and well-organised op- '
position; Us supporters have often beea .
faint hearted, and yet ultimately H has
overcome always. As man have fought
on .they have found an unseen hand '
grasping the sword beslds thelra .
. We all need this sense of Ood with
usot helping us In our Uvea This gives
courage and confidence. It does not '
mean reliance upon heaven to do things .
for us; it means entering on the things
that look impossible because we know v
that-It they are right every great force
ia the unlveree will cooperate with us.
This la the fine senss In vwhlch the .
human enters into partnership with the I
dlvtna. This determines whether -we
may call out work divine or not It is
te be Judged, not by whether it la pleas- .
ant or looks respectable, but by whether
it Is the work to which we know i the -Lord
of all eaa lay his hand to the tool
or weapon alongside of our hand a , .
. W'tk a consciousness Uke this, one
ean attempt any thing; nothing is longer
impossible The praetioal Question is
not "Can this be doner but "Ought
this to be doner,. Is it such a task as
will enlist the cooperation of the eternal '
spirit, of truth and right t With the
ery of Gideon on their lips, menrhave
fared forth facing fearful odds; their
hande have. fallen from- tkalr s words, .
but the unseen .band has arrledtbem '
on until the oauss is won.
The Almiahty, who would nave love .
and peace and righteousness to prevail, .1
sword of the Lord la vain without
Oldeoa. Ideate and splrtual forces may
eslst hut men must be their realisa
tions, their visible hands. God's work
waits for you ta put your hand ta the
word! you Will find his already there.
This helping hand is always unseeaf
spiritual things ar strange Indefinite,
and often apparently unreal . Ood ean
not be reduced to figure nor to material
elements. This hand' that works with
ours may aneaa one thing to one ana
another to another. What we all need
is to simply grssp the great fact of the
spiritual - forces that strengthen every
good reeolve. that give vigor in every
good work, aaa give victory at last te
the rint x,, ;;: - ., ,.
J:.".,T:ii Uach and AIL ' ",
These things X saw upon a summer's
,-, day: -
' A brook that loved sad lingered by a
A bird on bough, that, gav song
, thanks for shower
Of sun; slow sailing Its cerulean way.
And brightly twinned upon the neither
I.. bay, . -
A ainrle cloud craft; and. with day's
A lonely beaok where ragged rocks
gav dour .....
Resistance to tha wave, with amok eg
spray. , - -
Such fsllowshln there is la nature each '
. Bound up in all, and all In each the V
the hlah I
Creatlen epic woven rune by rune
In brook and flower, yearning waves
apd beach, . 11 .
Quotidian thaumaturgy of the sky,
And restless tides that follow on
the moor. - . . t . v;'.
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ji'2 Worth f 1.000 a Word. ' V. - '
The sign that-Judge Paiton wrote is
Is well known among ua aa "Father, X
cannot tell a He," or rEngland expects
every man to do bis duty." It cost
11.040 a word, or H.OOO In all, and .
was the fsmous "Railroad Crossing
Stop, Look and Wstsn." - -
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