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'HOUSTON TEXAS TUESDAY.
..NOVEMBER 20 1923
Early Morning Observations j j Vagaries In the Great
By George M. Bailey.
Durham' is the latest North Carotin town to
go in for a milliondollar hotel but there will
be many others t follow. That great road
system is bringing the Yankee tourists to North
Carolina by droves and thrifty old N. C.
doesn't propose to let them get away without
Waving some change.
The "Preference Primary" Frauds
In announcing his candidacy for the presidency subject to the ac-
tion of the republican National convention Senator Hiram V. John-
son demands that the names of candidates be submitted to a "prefer-
ence primary." which is of course one of the shining fruits and frauds
of reform ami progressivlsm. The implication js that a "preference"
primary will enable the people to select the candidate of their choice.
That such a fallacy could survive the Stales' experience of the primary
election system is almost inconceivable.
Senator Johnson thinks ihat the republican party's existence Is
threatened by reactionary tendencies. As a matter of fact party re-
sponsibility in government has been wellnich destroyed by the primary
election system. A candidate nominated in a primary is under no
obligation to a party platform or proaram. He simply assumes that
in nominating htm. the people accept his platform and that any other
declaration ef policy or principle is not binding upon him.
Right there party responsibility dies. A party is an expression of
the representative principle in government. In what way is a rarty
under the primary election system able to function In a responsible
way? The c and. date :s chosen before a platform has been enunciated.
What force then is a party platform and how can it bind the man
nominated .n a free-for-all primary?
If Mr Johnson should become president through the primary ejec-
tion system what right would he have to command support of repub-
lican congressmen who ran upon different platforms and unless there
happened to be party harmony how. could his administration accom-
The primary system is based upon the implication that personality
is more important than principles for it provides for direct nomina-
tion but affords no workable method for the people to set forth the
policies they desire to see inaugurated.
The old representative convention system enabled the people
through their representatives to set forth the party platforms and then
select the candidates best fitted to execute such platforms. Then
there was responsibility for the cand:dates were responsible to the
party all along the line. Under the primary system the candidate
isn't responsible to the party nor is the party responsible to State or
What menaces the republican party most as well as the democratic
party is the primary system which. Senator Johnson advocates. It Is
in vogue in most of the States and it has steadily lowered the per !
sonnel of the State governments and militated against party responsl- !
bility. Ostensibly the people under the primary election system have 1
the right to select candidates but the right of selection is restricted
to those who happen ;o announce The people are denied the right to ;
reject any or all and select others. The law protects the candidates
who announce against freedom of popular choice. i
The primary is the greatest fraud ever introduced into the politica.
machinery of the United States Instead of extending it. it ought to
be destroyed root and branch and party responsibility as the surest
safeguard of representative government should be restored through
the convention system. i
The letter "d performs a double service for
fundamentalism. It safeguards the "fund" and
preserves the "dam" at the same time. .
There are a great many democratic patriots
who are as quirt as a brass monkey in the bat-
tle tumult but roar like a volcano for a post-
office in the day of victory if any.
" Still if the Santa Fe makes a serious effort
to sidetrack Fort Worth and make Pallas its
mainline town well if it tries to do it our last
word is. "Good-bye. Santa He take keer of yer-sclf."
The Fort Worth Sunday Record of Novem-
ber iR reached our desk on the morning of
Saturday the 17th. Giving the news before it
happens is a new manifestation of enterprise.
A Tyler Methodist church rejoices that it
hasn't lost a member by death in a year. It is
the backward slide not death that takes out
the majority of ns.
"As a holy festival. Halloween is the great-
est failure we have ever met." declares the
Buttermilk Philosopher. Unless the celebra-
tion is reformed it may become known as All
Galli-Curci simn'y parted company with Pa-
beco. anil did not catch bin by collar and
pants and flire him down stairs as the tem-
peramental Miss Garden d'd.
When Germany's Hr'-s and circulation are
mentioned now. we spell out the amounts. The
Mereenthalrr doesn't rarrv a sufficiency of
"naught" matures to put them in figgers.
Besides Secretary Melon's statement on re-
duction was too sane to win the commendation
01' the spoofers aod pilfers of politics.
Tf siK-h a thing as a mili'ary terror must exist
n the ur;d. in what respect is France more
dfsirab'e than Germany'
Arthur Maurice In N. Y. Herald.
We can inform " Starheatrn" that we know
our Thankiivirs t-trkey liveth. "having saw
him" as thev wou'd sav in the Ozarks.
Mr. 7angwi'l says the Ku Ktu Klan would
V laughed out of existence in England. Well
if is easier to !a--gh some thmgs out of ex-
istence than "o cuss them out of ev-.s-ence. we
.fudging hv the row In the Chicago G-and
"'pri company we take it tha' i' memh-rs
are ei-hcr gTea- artists or great democrat'.
Fighting Mood tike that doesn't go with mediocrity.
G'.v- vnur heoevnVn impu'se a chanc- and
cef d"wn to the dotted line.
"Patriotism Day" in "Education Week"
To say that the security of the country rests upon the public school .
is trite. Education is a prerequisite to stable self-government. "Where-
there is no vision the people perish." The vital relation between
the schooi and our free institutions is seliev ident.
Vet it may be doubted seriously if the school speaking generally
has measured up to its responsibility to tive positive and direct in
etruction upon our democratic institutions and to inculcate in the
youth the rverence for our government of law.
We make a gTeat show of patriotism at the mere suggestion of j
war with another nation. The patriotism that draws a naion together j
into a compact body in time of danger is instinctive. It comes down :
from tribal days. Fine as is the patriotism of war. f.ner still is the
patriotism of peace for without the fruits of that sort of patriotism
the Nation would not be capable ot mobilizing effectively in defense
Conditions in this Nation today surely suggest the necessity for
developing a higher degree of patriotism for peace. Factionalism at
tempts at class government selfish interests of one sort or another
seeking advantages for themselves without reference to the effects
upon others these are menacing the foundations of our democ-;
As a public Institution it devolves upon the school to inculcate in !
the youn'r generation as it comes along an understanding of and a
reverence for the fundamentals of Americanism. With that done we '
shall have fewer efforts at self-seeking. less lawlessness higher stand-!
ards in the public service and a more lively interest among the elec j
torate in clean efficient and enlichtened government. 1
It dees not speak too well for the public school system of Texas
that it was only recently that the teaching of the constitution of the
State and of the Nation was authorized by law. !
Today has been selected as "Patriotism Day'' in "Education Week"
which is now being observed. Important as is education to the indiv id
ual the Bchool can render no higher service to the individual than
to give him the right conception of the government under which he
lives and to fit him to perform his duties as a citizen with Intelligence
There are other bases of the mission of the school of course. It
is well en"Ugh for the people In every community to discuss among
themselves their s hool problem and the work of the school In de-
tail. Education today is the biggest branch of the public service and
the most importan It should c hallenge universal Interest. But if all
branches of education do not work together for the ultimate aim of
creating a patriotism that expresses Itself In the kind of living that
makes for National m-'irry and progress they fall short of their
Without such a spirit of patriotism the individual may become a
menace in the ry degree that he lc.ntr.es educated.
V hen the Santa Fe starts to move its roair
line from For' Worth to Dallas we .want to
b on the sideline just far enough awav to
f.:t of ranee of the hoot;ng hut close en ouch '
'o et the fun. !
VV ar try-;. o r- n.jr yivnn focused on
Christmas hut ro n-at'er what ara'e we trv.
he Federal inrn.-- tax collector grs right in
fronf "f our spec'acles.
V fancy tha' fVahor-a's impeachment trial
is only a cur jinrai'er for the fun to follow-in
Next year when the neonV enthark upon
their political rnn hunt success is sure to be
menaced hy thosr hounds who leave the chase
every time a rabbit is flushed. Half the voters
will vot on extraneous matters and overlook
the vital issue
Another reason vriT Germany has ended
reparation pavmen's Is the circumstance that !
'he has nothing left to reparate with.
Qure as dangerous t- our insti'utior.s as the
irnova:iomts and anarchists is the persistent
n.isvse of the taxing power by the government
Another reasnn why i' is s0 difticu't to set-
tle any (treat issue in this country is that the
politicians paramourt s0 ntanv issues and create
so many problems a- the ?ame :ni" that the
voter can't gt a suuare shot at all of them.
The Fpisrra! bishons dec'are rhe Inited
Sta'es should '' r. the J.eigve of NVions if
;.ny we suppose.
The lemons tLat look like erarces. ard sell
! r oranjes that Florida is sen lina; 'o Houston
cr.n pucker up a couuterance m:h':ly.
There will be poverty we suppose in that
day when we shall be the sole pedestrian in
America. Cofnmunitr ches;s wj'l he needed
and human sympathy will answer rhe children's
cry for gas.
The republicans see enough tro'.ible ah-ad In
1024 without worrying at this time about what
Ohio man to nominate for president in 1928.
Japanese Gratitude to America
The Jaiauese manifested ti.eir gratitude to America the other day
htn Ambassador Woods saiied tor heme bv giving him the greatest
lemonst ration of friendship ever accorded ti.- ambassador of any
nation departing from any court.
The people high and low brought g'f's. nm of them worthless
but speal -ire the sentiment of gratc-ful !..-ars One aged man gave
his only Kimono. Peasants broutht cart loads of chrysanthemums.
Hand bills distributed m the streets sang 'he praises of America.
With the gift of something less than $'"i 00. America haa won
the heart of Japan But it came at a time when It expressed Amer-
ica's deep friendship for the Japanese people. A friend in need la a
friend indeed." is aa adage that has been imprc-sed upon the people
of the flowfry kintdom by the generous and timely assistance of
With this better understanding between the two peoples. It Is go-
ing to be easier for a long time to ronie for the state departments of
the I'nited States and Japan to cultivate more friendly relations. We
have had another example of the truth that love and sympathy are
more powerful than all the instruments of force that men may devise.
The Christian Science Monitor savs when
l.loyd George sailed for America he was it the i
"nadir" of his poli'ical fortunes. Yes. the '
S:a:idard has it. "Nadir" means "the lowes
possible point" and ss a word ranks in value
with "anent" and "yclept." !
The I'nited States government owes one-
fourth of the volcanoes in the world.
New York s record for the fiscal year was 336::8T51 prescriptions
for whisji.v and it required 44'J00 gallons to till them. We take It
that New York is in a very poor state of health and that the doctors
The favorite stories of Elizabeth Barrett '
Fro wning in childhood were Greek stories. '
A French doctor has made sixteen success- 1
ful transfusions of animal blood into men.
Two new airplane lines operating a twire-a '
week passenger service have been s-arvd in
During the last ten years the rai.in crop of
lamnrnia nas Deen increased irom 70.000 to
A new fishing- bank 100x9.0 miles in extent
was recently discovered off the coast of Lab-
rador. In the geological past there was once a sea
shore where there are now mountains in East-
Galvanized Iron dish pans have been used
as reflectors for electric lights in night con-
struction work in California.
The ratio of males to females is higher for
the farm population than it is for the total
population except in three States.
That the lethargy which followed an attack
of Napoleon "ptlit molt rather than Martha!
Grduchy's blunder was jlhe deciding factor at
Waterloo is one of many curious historical
theories advanced by C. MaeLaurin lecturer in
clinical surgery at the University of Sydney
in "Post Mortem" just issued by the George
H. Do ran company.
The "pelit mat" was not the epilepsy that
rumor attributed to the French emperor even
in his lifetime. It was a condition manifesting
itself in momentary loss of consciousness the
patient becoming suddenly dreamy and purpose-
less and performing curious involuntary actions
while apparently conscious. It descended upon
Napoleon after his defeat of Blucher at Ligny
with the result that he wasted precious hours
which should have been spent in his usual fu-
rious pursuit of his beaten foe.
The illness had manifested itself as early at
September 1805 when one day after dinner
Napoleon was seized with a sort of fit and fell
to the ground struggling convulsively. Thence-
forth Napoleon seems to have been overcome
by a certain listless torpor at critical moments
in several of his battles; a torpor which was
to change the history of the world. Something
tf the kind happened to Borodino. Napoleon
indeed won in the sense that the exhausted
Russians retreated to Moscow whither he pur-
sued them to his undoing but the battle was
not fought with anything like the supreme
genius which he displayed in his other cam-
paigns. One of the most illuminating chapters of Dr.
MacLaurin's book is that which deals with
Charles V who as holy Roman emperor in
the sixteenth century ruled over the Nether
lands. Burgundy Spain Austria much of what
is now Germany and Italy. The great interest
of Charles V to a physician Dr. MaeLaurin
points out is that seldom in any historical
character can the course of the disease from
which he died and which influenced his ac-
tions and policy he so well traced.
High blood pressure brought on by over-
eating was Charles' trouble. Had he been a
simple liver he might have survived for years;
he might have resumed the imperial crown and
Ukrn again in his own strong hands the guid-
ance of Spain and the Netherlands that he had
yielded into the care of 'his weak son Philip;
he might have averted the rising flood that led
to the Netherlands revolt; possibly he might
have averted the Spanish Armada.
" Arterio sclerosis high blood pressure hy-
perpicses and chronic Bright's disease all
more or less names for the same thing or at
any rate for cognate disorders form one of
the great tragedies of the world" says Dr. Mae-
Laurin. "They attack the very men whom we
can least spare; they are essentially the dis-
eases of statesmen. Although these diseases
have been attributed to many causes that is
to say we do not really know their true cause
it is certain that worry has a great deal to
do wiih them.
"if a man be content to live the life of a
cabbage eat little and drink no alcohol it is
probable that he will not suffer from high
Hood pressure; but if he is determined to
work hard live well and yet struggle furious-
ly then his arteries and kidneys inevitably go
wrong and he is not likely to stand the strain
for many years. In England Lord
Beancor.sfield seems to have died from high
b'ood pressure and so did Joseph Chamberlain."
Dr. MaeLaurin takes up the cudgels in de-
fense of the memory of "Bloody Mary" whim
he calls "the saddest figure in English his-
tory." Really in love with the great Charles
V. she was married to his weak son Philip
many years younger than herself. "She is not
a creature to scorn; she is rather to be pitied."
She had inherited the strong passions and ten-
dency to violence of her father. Henry VIII
and her repressed sex complex led her into the
ways of a ruthless religious persecution prob-
ably increased by the object lesson set her by
her hero Charles.
"The mentality which led Mary to persecute
the English Protestants contained the same
qualities as had led Joan of Arc to her career
cf unrivaled heroism and today leads an old
maid to keep parrots."
In his srudy of the Maid of Orleans Dr.
MaeLaurin has obviously been somewhat in-
fluenced by his reading of Anatole France
who undertook to prove that Joan was a sort
of military mascot rather than a soldier. Thi-
Joan of the trial Dr. MaeLaurin presents ao
as a "very simple direct and superstitious child
struggling vainly in the meshes of a net spread
fox her by ecclesiastical politicians who were
determined to sacrifice her to serve the ends
of brutal masters. She had all a child's simple
cunning; when the buhep asked her to repeat
her Paternoster she answered that she would
Kladly do so if he himself would confess her.
She thought that if he confessed her he might
have pity on her or at least that he would be
bound to send her to heaven."
This simple child has remained through all
the vicissitudes of history' extraordinarily fas
cinating yet an almost insoluble problem. "It
is undeniable that she has exercised a vast in-
fluence upon mankind less by her actual deeds
than by the ideal which she set up ; an ideal ot
courage simple faith and unquenchable loyal-
ty which has inspired both her own nation and
the nation which burned her. When the Eng
lish girls cut their hair short in the worst time
of the war ; when the French soldiers retook
Fort Douaumont when all seemed lost ; these
things were done in the name of Joan of Arc."
Championing Queen Mary Dr. MaeLaurin
also champions her father Henry VIII .whom
he holds not to have been the Bluebeard of
conventional history but rather a victim of high
blood pressure and other unhappy physical
complications. Henry died of neglected ar-
teriosclerosis just in the nick of time to save
the lives of better men from the executioner.
Dr. MaeLaurin believes that the conduct of
'he three protagonists in the case of Ann-
Poleyn Henry Catherine and Anne can all
be explained if we appreciate the facts and
interpret them with the aid of a little med-
ical knowledge and insight. Even for Anne
whose behavior he does not attempt to con-
done he has a measure of charity.
"We can thoroughly explain her conduct
by saying that she was afflicted by hysteri 1
rnd nymphomania. There are plenty of ac-
counts of unhappy women whose cases are par-
. llel to Anne's in the works of Havrlock-F.llis
and Kisch. There is plenty of indubitable evi
dc nee that she was hysterical and unbalanced
and that she passionately longed for a son.
and it is simpler to believe her the vietim of
a well known disease than that we should sup-
pose the leading statesmen of England and
nearly the whole of its peerage suddenly to be
a'frctrd with blood lust. Her spasms
of violent temper after her marriage her fits
of jealousy her foolish arrogance and inso-
lence to her friends are all mental signs.
The proper place for Anne Boleyn
was s mental hospital.
irom the Kansas City .Star.)
"A man is as old as his arteries" nays a
medical writer. Sounds plausible since they
were al born about the same time.
Someone Start It Dally.
(From Iht Springfield Republican.)
The Ford-for-president boom it is announced
was started yesterday at a picnic in Chicago.
After few more Marts it should be fairly
under way .
By Dr. Prank Cran.
Guesses dreams .vague ' notion fleeting
glimpses and all such ghost-timber are a valu-
able as clear and exact ideas.
All great deeds are made of thia stuff. The
mysterious cloud of half-understood idea con-
centrates into the actual thing.
A poem of Tennyson was once but something
dimly felt ; he made it concrete.
" The novelist makes his flesh-and-blood char-
acter out of fugitive visions that have been
peeping and lurking in his mind.
The bridge builder the inventor the trust-
maker the statesman and every doer in like
manner "gives to airy nothings a local habita-
tion and a name" quite as much as does the
A man's greatness is tested by his power to
make something out of nothing or out of half
or quarter somethings.
One who can do this is a genius. He is the
person who "makes good."
All perfectly clear ideas are second-hand.
We borrow them from others wbo have formed
them out of the formless. Only that idea is
our own which we have moulded out of dream-
stuff and guess-stuff into a solid understand-
Von Huegel in his "Mystical Element in
Religion" says "Without much dim apprehen-
sion no clear preception ; nothing is more cer-
tain than this."
So do not despise your dreams your vague
flitting visions half caught or glimpsed as they
vanish. These may be the very best the most
real and original thoughts you have.
It is well to jot down these evanescent im-
pressions when they come to you ; put some
catch-word in your note book that will recall
them. And then when you have leisure for
meditation when you have an hour to wait for
a train when time hangs heavy on your hands
for any cause take out your book. Call to
mind the fleeting impression and try to de-
velop it into something clear and concrete.
The very best things in life come to us by
the way. They are not the things we plan for
and go after but the things that come over our
shoulder and surprise us.
No one really believes in God unless he be-
lieves that the universe has something better
for us than anything we could imagine.
Give the universe a chance. Welcome the
things that come and do not pin all your hap-
piness upon the things you go after.
Remember Wordsworth :
"Those obstinate questionings
Of Sense and outward things
Fallings from us vanishings
Blank misgivings of a creature
Moving about in worlds not realized.
High instinct before which our mortal nature
Did tremb.e like a guilty thing surprised.
(Copyright ig2i by Frank Crane.)
Twenty-five Years Ago
From The Houston Port File.
Dr. V. S. MacNider lies returned from a visit
in the Ni-rth. '
The local tennis tournament wi'l take place
here this week.
Carlos Bee. well known lawyer of San An-
tonio is at the Capitol.
Ernest Fulton newly elected tax collector of
Galveston county is in the city.
Evangelist R. C. ' Ponder preached at the
Second Baptist church to a large congregation.
C. W. Strain traveling passenger agent of
the Kansas City Memphis and Birmingham is
in the city.
Dick Dowling camp. I'nited Confederate
Veterans adopted a resolution on the life of
the late Colonel Will limbert.
Editorial: "Governor Savers expres-es the
opinion confidently that Houston will get an
appropriation from congress fur the improve-
ment of Buffalo bayou."
The Saengerbund having failed to make ar-
rangements with the Turnvercin for the use of
kurner hall the society has gone about secur-
ing a hall for itself. The upper story of the
Thiel building at the corner of San Jacinto
and Preston has been secured and about $1000
will be spent in improving it. Half the amount
was subscribed at the first meeting.
Dallas. The Santa It road in Texas has
undergone splendid improvement since Colonel
L. J. Polk became general manager about a
year ag'o. The efficiency of the Santa Fe now
is a matter of comment throughout the State.
Austin.--The University of Texas is receiv-
ing a number of donations. So far George W.
lirackenridge of San Antonio a member of the
board of regents has been the chief benefactor
of the institution having given two dormitories.
Austin. Many of those who have been here
waiting for an opportuniiy to see Governor
Savers about political appointments have de-
parted ar.d the goyernnr elect is getting time
tc. move about a bit. No appointments are be
ing announced as et.
Dallas. At a mass meeting of labor forces
it was decnlc-il m taiil : In- striking s'ree
car men. and :. appeal to all labor nrganiza
tions m the State for assistance. The company
has decided it will not in the future employ
union labor and that all employes must return
to work as individuals. This the lale r people
construe as a blew at organized labor and are
prepared to fight.
Denver. Senator Teller of Colorado says
emphatically that the silver issue is not dead.
Washington. The new Japanese minister to
the United States Komura. is a graduate of
Chicago. Richard Croker of Tammany be
fore leaving the city tonight predicted that the
New York delegation in congress would favoi
Congressman Joe Bailey of lexas for demo
Savannah Ga. - A hands"inc watch was pre
sented Captain T. H. Franklin of the Emmet
Bifles by members of the command. The pre-
sentation speech was made lv Sergeant T.
Winter Cronan of Houston I be company is
from Houston Texas and is composed solely
01 men from Ireland or of Irish descent.
(From the Jofhn ('ocV.)
Europe still Is our hest customer. She's buy-
ing a little better than half of our total ex-
ports. Her purchases of American raw ma-
terials manufactured goods and foodstuffs are
running about a third more than our sales to
Canada. Mexico and South Ame rica combined.
Maybe you get weary of reading about the
European situation. But any husiness man
would be highly concerned if his best cus-
tomer buying half of his total sales were in
tinancial difficulties and other troubles up to
Crary the Other 364.
(From the Toledo Blade.)
"We talk much about a sane Fourth" re-
marked the Man on the Car. "and let the other
days of the year go by default."
They All Think It' Luck.
(From Ike Marion Star.)
Victory is earned through long hours
hard work but comparatively few . outside of
the victor know t
j Just a ltyyme or Two
By Walt Maaon and" Edgar Quaat'
' Tha jprophtt . -The
.prophet i hot without honor so long
as his guesses come (rue but he i completely
a goner u soon as ht mWse a few. His
splendid successes forgetting "we - syrathfufly
camp on hi trail ; hi former admirer abet-
ting we give him a ride on a rail. W looked
on James Jamra at a wizard so long had bis
guesses been right; he gave us the date of the
bliizard and told when a rain was in sight.
Hi word was the law' of the grangers they
thought him the blue ribbon seer ; we showed
off our prophet to stranger and bragged of
his residence here. At last he predicted dry
weather this man who delivered the goods and
we went cavorting together a picnic to hold in
the woods. And while we were sipping our
cider and eating our - succulent pies some
clouds with an ebon outrider assembled them
selves in the skies. The following rain was a
scandal it gave us a horrible shock ; old Plu
vius twisted the handle and sent all the water
in stock. The wizard left town in the gloam-
ing he measured five yards at a stride and
somewhere today he is roaming and hunting a
good place to hide. Oh somewhere the proph-
et is streaking a figure of sorrow and care a
lodge in the wilderness seeking and combing
the brick from his hair. Walt Mason.
(Copyright 1923 by George Matthew Adams.)
Flora Molly Manchaser is doing everything
to snare the new rector.
Fauna Everything she can think of. She's
even taken to wearing stained glass spectacles.
IT EDGAR A. GUEST.
He was an honest man and yet
I never liked him very much
His strict opinion of a debt
Was one that pity couldn't touch.
He paid his bills. But that was all
Of him that men could ever say;
And those who owed him large or small.
To him were also forced to pay.
I knew him for an honest man
I wish somewhere that I could find
Along the path his journey ran
Some little proof that he was kind.
So bitterly he pressed each claim
That looking back it seems to me
He proved (I write it to his shame)
How cruel can a virtue be.
Honor is not enough to hold.
One may be that and still remain
Bitter of heart and icy cold
And deaf to every cry of pain.
In honor's name a man may fail
To light with joy one dreary place
Or leave along his selfish trail
A smiling or a friendly face.
Be honest son of mine and pay
1 he final penny you may owe ;
Let no man living of you say
You do not settle as you go.
But be you kind as you are true.-
Be gentle vvheresoe'er you can.
Be helpful here and friendly too
Be more than just an honest man.
(Copyright. 102.1. by Edgar A. Guest.)
e a terrible corn on the bottom
of my foot.
Pat That's a f.iinr place to have it. No
body can step on it but you.
Going Down in Ships
Going down to sea in ships
Is a glorious thing.
Where up and over the rolling waves
The sea-birds w ing
Oh there's nothing more to my heart's desire
Than a ship that plows
Head-on down through marching seas
With streaming bows:
A'ouid you hear the song of the viewless winds
As they walk the sky 5
Come down to sea when the storm is on
And the men stand by.
Would you see the sun as it walked abroad
On God's First Day ?
Then come where dawn makes sea and sky
A gold causeway.
Oh. it's bend the sails on the criss cross yards.
For the day dies far
And up a windless space of dusk
Climbs the evening star.
Now there's gulf on foaming gulf of stars
That lean so clear
That it seems the bastions of heaven
Are bright and near.
And that any moment the topmost sky
May troth and swim
With an incredible bivouac
O wide flung dawn O mighty day
And set of sun I
O all you climbing stars of God
Oh lead me on I
Harry Kemp in McClure's Magazine.
Mother (trying to pacify bawling infant)
If only I kriew why little brother is crying so.
There musT be something wrong.
Bigger Brother Well mother weren't there
any directions for use with him when he
From the Ohio .Stale Journal.)
In his closing address in New York the sev
cntieth he made in this country Lloyd George
in pleading for rational thought in considering
world problems said every vindictive man or
woman was partly insane. Possibly that ob
servation was suggested by extreme utter
I'nces made by violent partisans representing
some line of thought. He had heard or read
of many statements that represented more of
vengeance than of sober thinking. Such state
ments are not uncommon particularly where
there Is such a sharp division of public thought
as exists today.
But the l.loyd George statement is a rebuke
to the spirit of hatred and vengeance that
found expression during the war In the hymn
of hate. The hymn came from Germany and
the world while rebuking the nation that taught
such a horrible doctrine fell victim to the ap-
peal. There are national and personal hatreds
paraded before the public frequently. It has
r suited in the development of much negative
thought and less of positive mors of destruc-
tive criticism and less of constructive sug-
gestion. Every right-thinking man snd woman
should rebuke that spirit on all occasions. It
is wholly wrong and can bring only had results
It is of importance that men and women in
high place and on great occasions should plead
for sober thought and argue against the spirit
of vengeance. Lloyd George did a public serv-
ice in stating bluntly his opposition to that
doctrine. The world needs none of it. Rather
it needs the spirit of love and humanity spoken
freely and reflected it action.' . '
I ' NOVEMBER. '
Fi upon thie Nnvtmbtr; thou dost op
Tin airs of thy young sistris- thou hsut
Tkt vjitchint smilt of May to tract fJ Up
Ani April's rare capricious lov(iss -
Taoitrt trying to put on.-
juua i x. Lmrr.
Burgess Bedtime Stories ' .
Nanny Geta Over Har Faar.1
ar TBoaMToM w. suae. j
'. Acquaintance often will my deaf '
Suspicion lull and drive out fear. ;?
Old Mother Nature. .
' V 4
Nanny Meadow Mouse actually was la ttu
great roan-bird or airplane. She had had -ts
climb into it to escape Reddy Fox. Dana)
Meadow Mouse chuckled to himself; He neves
had been able to induce Nanny to .climb Up la
there. He knew that once having been it
there and found it harmless Nanny woul(
come again. '- .
Danny climbed up where he could look down
at Reddy Fox. He felt sure that Reddy aoultl
not jump up in that machine. Even if he did'
there were plenty of places for Meadow Mice
to get where' Reddy couldn't catch them.
Reddy looked up at him and snarled. Danny
had been right in his guess; Reddy had OO in-
tention of trusting himself to that man-bird.
"You think you are smart don't you Danny
Meadow Mouse?" snarled Reddy. -But one of
these days I'll get you I Mark my word on
of these days I'll get you!" After thi Reddy
paid no more attention to Danny Meadow
Mouse. He walked all around the big man-
bird until his curiosity was satisfied. Then
he trotted away in search of a dinner. A"
By this time Nanny had gotten over oar
first fright. She followed Danny all around
inside that man-bird for she was quite aa
curious about it as Danny had been the first
time he had climbed into it. Danny showed
her the tiny cupboard in which he had hidden
"You think you are smart don't you Danny;
Meaaow Mouse; ' snarled Reddy
the day he was carried away by the man-bird.
hat a lovely home this would make.
sighed Nanny. "Perhaps this man-bird will
mver fly any more. If it doesn't we can maka
our homt here."
Nanny and Danny spent most of the night in
that man-bird. Nanny forgot that she had
ever been afraid. She kept running in and out
of that tiny cupboard and in ber heart the
hope that that man-bird would always remain
there on the Green Meadows kept right
When they were back In their own home
the old scarecrow in the cornfield Nanny kept!
talking about that tiny cupboard in the man-j
bird. She couldn't seem to think of anvthlntf1
"That would make the snuggest driest;
warmest home we ever have had excepting
that time when we lived in Farmer Brown'
barn" said Nanny. "No one would ever thinlr
of looking for us in there. And it wouldn't do
them any good if they did. Perhaps something'
has happened to that man-bird. Perhaps it
can't fly any more. I hope it can't. If it eanV
we'll move over there. Oh I do hope it can't!
Danny said nothing but he chuckled to hhtw
self. He was too wise to suggest that theyt
move over there at once. He was satisfied
to wait. Ferhaps the thing Nanny hoped might
be true. Perhaps that man-bird wss to be left
there. Danny would have liked nothing bet-:
ter than to make his home in it. I
(.Copyright. 192.5 by T. W. Burgess.)
The next story: "Nanny Meadow Mouaa
Yield to Temptation."
"Which Cable Commodore
(From the Chicago Evening Post.)
The British government has had a claim?
against the United States ever since 1898 fotv
damages which resulted from the cutting ott
the Hongkong Manila cable by CommodorsjL
Dewey immediately after the battle of Manila)
bay. Next month representatives of Uncle
Sam will appear before the British-American
claims arbitration committee in London to
argue the case. -
We wonder if the Americans are going to
London fully primed with facts for the hear-
ing. Was Commodore Dewey of the American
navy or Admiral Seymour of the British navy
the person primarily responsible for the cable-
cutting? A story which has passed into his
tory has it that the British admiral wanting
to do the American commodore a favor gave
him a timely hint. If the tale of the hint U
true it may be that the British will b willing
to torego their damage suit.
There were two cables running out from tSai
c.ty of Manila. As the story goes. Commodore
Dewey knew of only one cable. This one he
promptly cut. Immediately after the battle
Admiral Seymour boarded Commodore Dewey's
flagship the Olyinpia. The two exchanged the
compliments of the quarter deck .or whatever!
deck it was and then the commodore saidjj
"Admiral I have cut the cable." !
Whereat the British sailor winked an eye at
the American sailor and said: "Which cablej
commodore ?" ;- I
VntViiniv more uii 3iit Knt a lint ltJ
the American's face and forthwith De
( rappled for a second cable found it and Cta
Saving Trouble For the
By Irvln S. Cobb.
During the big war an alert-lookine vbuna
colored man newly arrived out of the South j
answered a call for unskilled workers at - a'
munitions plant in New Jersey.
Replying to questions from the functionary
in charge of the outer office he gave his name)
his age his place of birth and offered due
proof that for good and sufficient reasons haf
had been exempted by the provisions of thef
draft. ; . I
"So far so good" said the examiner. "Now
then in case of accident where do you wanl
the remains sent ?
"Whar do I want de which sent bossr' dn
quired the applicant.
"Your remains they would have to be shif
ped somewhere you know.
The candidate nindc answer as he edge
toward the door.
" F.f you don't mind mister" he said "N
jttsi tae em ajong wicj me now:"' . .. 1
And he did. ; : .cXltf S
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