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-THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM. OREGON.
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THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S RELIGION
vrord in the English language; Humility, without which,
according to Paul the Apostle, no one could achieve greatness;
and Merer, the sure expression of godliness, formed the key.
stone of Roosevelt's religious structure. May we not add that
the Sermon on the Mount, the sweetest of all discourses, was
iilled with the atmosphere of these three fundamentals of
true religion! It was not until Saul of Tarsus had lost his
pride of external formalism that he became Paul the Apostle.
No one had fought more bitterly the little circle of primitive
Christians; no one of his time had been more stiff necked in
opposition to them, and no one in all the history of Christian
ity finally became more profoundly converted than this same
Paul who afterwards was able to say : "To mc to live is Christ."
Roosevelt would teach us the simple truths of religion,
simply expressed, yet vital in the sense of their sufficiency
for every Contingent of life. He would banish the fetich that
these truths must be clothed in -purple and fiue linen in order
to be effective. He does not say that true religion is unrelated
to ceremonialism, but rather that e5Ternal embellishment is
unnecessary to spiritual growth and understanding. This, then,
is the secret all must learn: "To do justly, and to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with thy God'
Are you buying 'em early?
Keep your eye on the flax in
dustry in the Salem district, it
li a comer. -
The next legislature will not
be- the one to raise salaries. For
a little while, at least, all hands
will have to be satisfied with
what they have.
, r r r (Copyrighted by The San Jose Mercury)
Every American holds sacred the memory of Theodore
Roosevelt. He was a great man in those qualities which lend
pre-eminence to anyone possessing them, and while the world
admired his abrupt statesmanship and severe candor, not to
. speak of his vast fund of information upon almost all subjects,
very few of the general public knowsmuch about his religion.
This is the way he, himself, expresses if: I
j "I wonders if you recall one verse of Mjcah that I am
very fond of to do justly and to love mercy and walk
: humbly with thy God that to me is the essence of religion.
To he iust with all men, to be merciful to those to whom
mercv should be shown, to realize that there are some things
' that must always remain a mystery to us, and when the
time comes for us to enter the great blackness, to go smiling
' f and unafraid.' ' f "
I'"- "That is: my religion, my faith. To me it sums up
all religion, it is all the creed I need. It seems simple and
. easy, but there is more in that verse than in the involved
I' rituals and confessions of faith of many creeds we know.
(. "To love justice, to be merciful, to appreciate that the
j great mysteries ishall not be known to us, and so living face
'('.'- the beyond confident and with out fear that is life."
1; . This Kimcle. concise creed is not unlike that whieh
' Abraham Lincoln professed, nor would anyone go very far Print paper. While the so-called
.iwrav whrt aecpDted it. 'Mr. Roosevelt was supposed to be P paper market Is away be-
nnil austere, even his nearest friends sometimes hesi- W what it was at one time; In
hated to discuss religion with him. And yet oa more than f only about a third what it
f one occasion he has taken the pulpit and delivered a discourse, n 'New York, the contract
not faithful it is true to the dogmas upon which, so many tTlc of print paper are, not to
religions denend. but common sense practicality without which be lower In the east than they
no religion calf be made applicable to the common sorrows of
mankind. To know Roosevelt in a very personal jway was to
'know one of the tenderest men that lived.
Greece may have her king, but
tf the does she will have to get
along without the sympathy, fin
ancial or otherwise, of the rest
of the world. Kings are going
out of style.
BITS FOR BREAKFAST
American home is not doing its
duty by the rising generation.
Thrnnrh its carelessness or rosi-
lively criminal encouragement It Some weboylofem.
is creating a clas who have no '.They were doing their Christ
purpose In life save the satisfac- mas shopping early all oter Sa-
l. on of tbelr own teverUb pas- 'm jesieruay,
The Statesman the other day
nade a contract for its paper sup
ply for a number of months, and
the price paid is more than three
times the price of . three to four
years ago; and a good deal high
er than a year ago and that at
the mill. The former price was
delivered. Now, besides paying
c ore than three times the former
price. The Statesman must also
jiay the freight, adding nearly a
cent a pound to the cost. And
even this is not the peak price.
It is lower than The Statesman
had to pay a few months aeo.
There Is not a very encouraging
outlook for much lower prices for
We have dk objection. to the. creed of anyt religious sect.
!?Perhaps" it is more agreeable than to have no creed at - all.
'"We know that the Established, religious institutions of ciyiliz
N'ation depend greatly, on the creed for their solidarity, for
strangely enough form and ritualism and the external symbols
,lof religion have1 a mighty appeal ana serve some natures as
.. . WWW 1 1. 1 . 0.1
be only about double what It was
before the war: but that ti me is
likely two or three years In tho
CH RISTMA8 1KX)KS FOR
cave been lor. several months
That is, they are to continue at
the peak prices. 7 The ''spot" na
I-er market, which was a so-called
runaway" market, has been low
ered by foreign importations, and
win likely be kept down in the
same ,way though the amount
of paper to be had in foreign
countries-for American use is not
Vu: .1.. a Whm Mn Weslev however, left the proportionate,y Terv rge; not
!;English Church to organize the Methodist Societies, it was r J23'00 ton a ear- -The
not because of a want of creed but because of too mucn oi
. creed. He believed that, the development of spirituality was
only possible from "within , and that too great attention to
without was calculated to destroy one s hope for an under-
atanding of sufficient clearness to lead him into the light of
Mr. Roosevelt would do justly and love mercy and waiK
humbly with his God '"That to me is the essence of religion.
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AliU BU b 13. X k ia uiuic luau tuub. .it, io uv juiivjwjuj I "Thpre a a .! j ,, . , .
the religious instinct which everyone has in more or less children mntf , .
i i . r 3 l-l :. . il.. 1 t- F rrx 1 - ' ' " " uu
utgirr, ouu nuvmiuuuujvuguitut " .fe . - i noble companionship.
. a ma mr rvno gr a i r ' liieri tt i m a uuriiu ifi ill I wi I iir invxnwi
that ia all the relations life we must guard against selfish Lan f, , tl ,
Mt5 h P.nlHon TJnle xvhoh Hmnn.L ' - . " I,um luc
v.v -: npsa or lde boy acrogs the gtree
Vnes us to ao unto oinera as we wouiu uae uium uo uuW and let Qim roam
us. ji is sim muie; ii. icqunca ui u iu juoi, ..van, ou Hiawatha, sail the seas with Sin-
tnougui wiinout uuenor aesigii, uo.t Miupij ciicuwii "u 'r tad, build stockades with Crusoe
c"lt,i oa uiauy vi u aic . , ngnt dragons with Jason. Joust
iUi Mr. liooseveii spcaus -ui feumutuiug imuv man . mwc vith Galahad It him niav
w v it n i i j mt.ii
justice, lie would nave US wbik numuiy yrun our uoq. inis quoits with Odysseus and at foot
111 1 ib? ii is a nr.. iui a ocuuwii. uumui-u uovuiu iaiI witn Tom Drown. These ar-3
to Our spiritual growtll, ior we are aaraoiusnea repeaieuiy playmates who will never quarrel
in the New Testament to "become as little children" if we with him nor hn hun r
would learn the secrets of spiritual power, ine proud man whom he will learn to b hMv
goeth before a mighty fall. The proud man closes the door self-reliant, manly." Quoted
to communication wnu ins aiascr. ine prouu man ioes omy i nom W; T. Field
iiimtair ttnrf t una ifc! a vii a i 111 1 ik 1 ii 1 mnTPriiiiixTif iii piiti v Tinv.Kii!ii i v'A... ; i
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uiiii: x. i f mriii v ki'iiiii li n ii.tn i I I iviiihii . .it it ill mill :irn viia , t n w i
man may be very faithful to m'cre-krreed, very strict in its j would choose for vour w. .
observance, and very prompt in its defense, yet a stranger panions. but youl can surround
IO ICUC J-CllKi"". C imiiiiiic iiaiv- Ufni mai io, itumc vi- umi WUII UlC DCfit bonk frionria
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,CiS lnio which are juun-u iuc biiwuis ui iiuisniug iruui itiuitic wiy una in the public library
fountains of (jod worlti. ' j the people ofj this worlu of books
iur. ivwBciru omi iuto mtii i. u nu nium ic iruiuus uui iixes lo nave his first
It is the
aito, books that have been set
aside for you to examine, some
beautifully, illustrated. others
simple but attractive. The lib
rary attendants will gladly show
these for your suggestion aud In
spiration. The lists of special note are
there and copies of each are to
be had for the asking. "The Gol
dtn Staircase." prepared by Miss
Cornelia Marvin, state librarian,
may be considered a model for a
little home library. It suggests
about two for each year of the
child's life, from kindergarten
through high school, all most
"Books for Boy Scouts," pre
pared by the chief Scout librarian.
Franklin K. Matthews, is limited
to books that appeal to boys of
'The Bookshelf for Boys and
Girls. 1920-21," contains several
hundred title. selected by the
Fcout librarian and two children's
librarians of large libraries. Very
many books whose titles contain
the words "Boy Scouts," are ex
cluded from these lists, for they
do not present manly Scouts or
any principles of Scouting. Any
that appear in the Scout binding
which Is light green with the
Scout emblem in red are, how-
iT, among the approved.- but
they are not limited to this bind
Having selected the titles of
books you will buy. give heed to
the form in which they are pub
lished. ' The 2aier should be
gcod. for if the book Is worth a
place in the little library,' it will
be- read again and again. lie
sure that the print is easily read
for comfortable enjoyment. Let
the book be illustrated, by all
weans, by pleasing pictures, simJ
pie , and In colors that harmon
izes. One does not wish to see
his friends misrepresented or
garbed In unbecoming " colors.
Here again the library may help
you in comparison of editions.
Select your nooks early, in order
that what you cannot buy In
town may be ordered. You can
not afford to take substitutes for
The library has found it neces
sary this year to forego the an
neal exhibit of books suggestive
for Christmas purchase, but any
opportunity to be of assistance
to parents and friends of childreu
will be welcomed.
When a gambler throws away
his tools and. turns to the light
it is quite the usual thing for
him to give the American home
a slam for not providing the
right thing In the way of an edu
cation which should keep the
feet of the young in the right
But a little criticism of the
American home will do no harm.
The number of mothers who do
net know where their sons and
daughters are is very large. The
number of those who do not give
a whoop is almost as great.
After a while the , reformed
rakes will be telling us that home
is no place for a respectable girl.
The different city departments
n Chicago expect to spend a total
of fifty million dollars next year.
Can life in Chicago possibly be
A 12-year-old Tacoma boy ii
bald to have the highest voice in
the world. He can, easily take
notes almost an octave higher
than, the loftiest flights of Galli
Curcl. Everything seems to be
coming high this season and the
cost of 'living Is affecting our
voices. First thing we know we'll
all be doing falsetto to keep tp
with the price of bacon.
The farmers showed yesterday
that they are ready to raise the
flax. - -
They will ralae several thous
and acres. 1f they can sell It at the
a a I
There is every indication, too.
that they can. and tnat 'there will
be a market at an advanced price
over this year for all they can
All of which sounds mUtty en
couraging for Salem. Whatever
may happen In some other sec
tion, there is not going. to be any
business recession in Sal.Mn or the
Salem district. If onr people will
co-operate and not get cold feet.
On the contrary, there ia going to
be greater prosperity and more
rapid growth. ;
The British people are In favor
of being very nice to Ihe United
States; but they want to keep all
the advantages they have gained T
I w faVAraKU t m f I mm nnmlli I .
Tersian an! oher oil fields, j ' AZ .
Johnny Bull cannot get over hi
habit of land grabbing and con
cession grabbing. It must be ad
mitted that the British nation is
the best colonizer In th world
excepting the I'nited States bat
that nation always looks, out for
The electric licht and jower
lines are getting farther and far
ther into the farming districts
around Salem. It is a great thing.
IHINGST THAT NEVER HAPPPTj
Av tiEvOSPAPEB IS LEF7 CM TriE SEAT OTA) !
STREET CAfc. AMD NO CWE AAKES A W.E 7j v'J
rt VI?- MOT EVEJ T-E CCWDLCTCfc.
, amanATkxu. CAiroo rb v
WOHK AXl WOMEN.
In the city of Detroit 26 mar
riage licenses were returned in
a single week without having a::y
wedding recorded. In most of
them the groom-to-be Lad loat his
Job and did not feel like assum
ing a double responsibility. The
average man want. ajob first and
then a wife or else a wife with
We read that troops have re
stored order In Tralee. "The
flowers that bloom In the spring,
tra-lee. hare nothing to do with
SILVERTON. Or.. Nor. 27.
Rev. and Mrs. George lienrick
sen. with their dauichlrrs Dora
and Iouise. drove to Fortland
Sunday afternoon. They returned
home Monday night.
A number of college students
re home for the holidays, among
them being Alvin and Victor Mad
sen from O.A.C.: Kenneth Youel.
Sylvan McCleary and John Hol
linesworth from V. of O.
Seward Tegland. the young eon
of S. Tegland. had the misfortune
to break an arm last Monday.
The accident occurred while be
was attempting to crank an auto
mobile. -MI.a A?lang Olsen returned
returned bme -Thursday after a
three da'vs visit in Portland.
Mrs. Hans Jenen of fortland
l lltlng relatives at Sllverton
during the holidays. She is ac
companied by her two small sons.
Norman and Marvin. .
Another "Ultr" Comes
to State Penitentiary
A. J. Weston, who was convicted-
In Deschate connty of
second degree ni order In connec
tion with the slaying of Robert
Krng. arrived at the state peni
tentiary yesterday to begin serv
ing a life sentence. He was ac
companied by his attorney who
declared to Warden I- ll. Conip
ton that Weton will be a f re
man within three months through
appeal of his case to the supreme
Warden Coropton said Went 03
would be placed into reeelvln;
cell for a day and then pet ia
work In the prison yard.
low iiigrarj lonoiuan IXt
warden to treat Weston we.i ait
was Informed that be will be .
corded treatment on aa qtii
with that of other prisoners.
Read tie Qainflcd kL
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N M M Ars . I'm m im.
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Wr.U far "W m4 ma, ( ,
frw. AiirrxM-. .VttMMl Mr4i
The Coal News cf tier;;
doesn't bother the man
coal bin is full of ear soperur
grade coal. He eaa read It u
a warm, comfortable roea.
while others do the worry:: i
"VVe agala Urge yoa to serti
yoar winter coal bow. lt
you need It these chilly t u
and It will sooa be time to sut
the furnace or boiler golsg far
the winter. Bay coal now i
yon eaa get It.
PERIIS OF THE HOME.
without being merciful? Who could be merciful without being
-rhurable? Who could be humble without being just!. These
...three words, then. Justice, which Carlyle called the sweetest
when he drew his Will, did bo for ihe purpose of
distributing his property. But your object in draw
ing a Will may-be Iprealer than this. YOU may
wish to ASSU-KB an -income for your beneficiaries
long alter your death.
This can bo accomplished by naming this Bank In
your Will as Executor and Trustee.
A ronfldrntiat talk with one of our Trust Officers
will help you wheu planning your Will.
CAPITAL NATIONAL BANK
.., Trust Dept.
f SALEM, OREGON ; .
friends in his home where he can
visit. with them when he will.
Are you building for your boy
or your girl! a library that can
mean to him all that book friends
may? It need mot b large; a few
ocivvu inenas ar ninro sil.
.(, man a 1 crowd .of acquain-
If books did not play so lan;
a part in youtj child that you can
choose, you iiay have a friend
to whom bookjs have meant much
Ask hiui Orjjnqulre at the pulv
11c library fof suggestions. You
Will finH V, i: . . .
cic lists oi uooks pre
pared by those who have given
careful thought to the subject of
children' reading.. You will find.
FITI RK PATES.
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) lhTmhT 15. Wfdn.rsda.r- W.r Sloth
Uiabr ii. fcatrdr. tariitmja.
The former kinr of the New
lork handbookers and once pro-
rrietor of 36 gambling houses in
Gotham is now one of Uilly Sun
day's associate evangelists. After
more than 20 years 'of dallrlne
with the pasteboards and the bet
ting ring he has crossed over to
the Lord's side and is now pluck
ing the brands from the burning.
He was one of the interesting
speakers at the Laymen's Evan-
gelican conference. He delivers
his message in the bluut liilly
Sunday manner and knows all
about 'hell through having run a
dozen or so of them himself. 11-
declares that ell the policemen
la the world couldn't suppress
gambling. He says:
'The fault doesn't lie with the
underworld. The underworld H
a result. The fault lies with th.
homes with the home life of
church members. There's where
the recruits for the city's hell
holes are prepared. During the
CO years I mas in the game I
found that about-all the men and
women who filled my houses and
fcet themselves into ruin were the
product of the homes where card
playing, was encouraged. It's
across the friendly poker table
or in the bridge game that Satan
puts his fiery brand on the youns
men and women of America. It'j
in the so-called Christian bomei
that the gambling fever begin.
The underworld isn't trying to
drag innocents down. It doesn't
"have to. The homes are turning!
ont more rerrnits than they can
, . j ..iiuit. i nt.- ran I ih
chatted back with an as. They've
been given their education by
I heir parents. They've got tbeir
worldly wisdom at the dance,
card parties and other mm al di
versions which feature modern
social life. There is nothlnz In
the underworld than can furni.sh
mrin any surprises j and they aru '
more nicely lo siart a redder one
of their own."
This reformed gambler Is very
emphatic in his asbt-rtiou that ths
We have laid in an extra heavy stock of Holiday supplies and they will be placed on
display the latter part of this week.
In our grocery department yoa will find everything needed to make your
Christmas Dinner what it should be a feast of plenty and food cheer.
Pitces way below the ordinary.
Our dry goods and clothing department will offer you many tempting bargains
in things appropriate for Xmas gifts and at prices that you cannot duplicate
In our shoe department you can find many choice gift in shoes, slippers,
pumps, etc, for men, women and children. Price these goods elsewhere, then
price ours. A r
Our economy basement contains innumerable novelties to brighten tin
Christmas tree and cheer the little tots.
Aroid the Rush by Shopping Early