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A0CROSS the void of years the
spirit .f Abraham Lincoln still
offers teachings wise and safe.
Almost 7. years ago, addressing a
temperance society in , Springfield,
Ill., he said something that extreme
reformers yet need to hear:
"When the ceadoet of men is to be in
fluesuud. permaien, kind. unassuming
pesuasion. should ever be adepted. It is
an old and true maxim that 'a drop of
homey catches more flies than a gallon of
"So with men. If you would win a man
to your cause, Lret convince him that you
are his sincere friend. His heart is the
great high-read to his reason.
"On the centrary, assume to dictate to
his judgment, or to command his action, or
to mark him as one to be shunned and
despised, and be *111 retreat within himself,
close all the avenues to his head and his
heart; and though your cause be naked
truth itself, transformed to the heaviest
lane, harder than steel and sharper than
steel can be made, and though you throw
It with mere than herculean force and pre
elsioe, you shall be no more able to pierce
him than to penetrate the hard shell of a
tortoise with a rye straw.
"Such is man, and so must he be under
stood by those who would lead him, even
to his own best interests."
All his life Lincoln climbed the
heights by aid of this staff. His
place in history depends less on his
appeal to the mind, keen and clear
though that was, than upon his
marvelous mastery of the human
Ten years earlier, in his first pub
lic address, made when he was only
twenty-three, he thus laid down the
law of mental honesty and progress:
"Holding it a sound maxim that it is
better only to be sometimes right than at
all times wrong, so soon as I discover my
opinions to be erroneous I shall be ready to
Thirty years after the date of this
youthful utterance, under the heavy
burdens of the Presidency, with the
nation's very life at hazard, in his
reply to a petulant letter from
Horace Greeley, he repeated the
thought, showing how steadily he
held to his matured policies:
"I shall try to correct errors where shown
to be errors and I shall adopt new views
as fast as they shall appear to be true
His rebuke to a shiftless friend
who wanted to borrow money for a
trip to the foot of the rainbow has
become classic, is applicable to every
age, but has especial significance in
view of prevalent restlessness:
"If you intend to go to work, there is no
better place than right where you are;
if you do not intend to go to work, you
eannot get along anywhere. Squirming
and crawling about from place to place can
do no good.
However, it is his counsel upon
public issues that has widest value.
He put in a sentence the whole
meaning of democracy when be said,
in the debate with Douglas:
"N. man is godenough to govern
anether man without that other's consent."
A truth which applies in more
fields than politics. -
The true rule of effective associa
tion he stated in the same debate:
eeStand with anybedy that stands right,
Stand with him while he is right, and part
with hma when he goes wrong."
FIor troubled times what advice is
wiseri than this:
"We must not be led by euedtement and
pslnte do that which our sober jndg
pouts wouMldo approve In our cooler
seoments, * * * Is grave emergemedes
moderation is generally safer than radi
Yet by moderation Lincoln did not
snean timidity, F~or he also said:
"Neither let us be' slandered from our
duty by false aecusations against us, nor
frightened from It by menaes of destrne
tie. to the Gvwernment, ner of dungeons to
sies, et us have faith that tight
makes mght, and in that faith let un to
the end dare to do our duty as we under
He, too, eould be radieal, though
wondertflly kind and patiernt. What
uitteranaes are mere radical than
"Thi. eatry, with Its Institutions, he.
longs to the people who inhabit It. When
wee thsy shell grew weary of the osist
e o a s
Sh tIs ts and Exam
it of Wts Erschings
rovelutle sy right to dismember. er ver.
"3f the ydo the Geveramnt, pea
vital afeting the whole peepI
is e irrev ably la ed by dee sions of
the Supreme Court * * the people
will have cosed to be their own rulera.
"Labor is priooadi d of
espital. Capital is only the f of laber,
had esuld moer have existed If labor had
not first existed. Labor Is the superior of
it and deserves much the higher con.
At Gettysburg he spoke what to
Americans is an abiding lesson never
more needed than now, when he im
plored us to "highly resolve that
these dead [and the later dead in
the more recent and larger war]
shall not have died in vain; that
this nation, under God, shall have
a new birth of freedom; and that
government of the people, by the
people and for the people shall not
perish from the earth."
Finally, what more timely counsel
to all mankind is there in this day
of clashing greeds and hates, with
civilization fear-drunken and reel
ing, than the great closing words of
his second inaugural:
"With malice toward none; with charity
for all; with firmness in the right, as God
gives us to see the right-let us strive on
to finish the work we are in; to bind up the
nation's wounds; to care for him who shall
have borne the battle, and for his widow
and for his orphan; to do all which may
achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace
among ourselves and with all nations."
SECRETARY DANIELS is quite
right in wanting more informa
tion about the recent balloon
expedition from Far Rockaway
which came so near to having a
tragical ending in the wilds of
Northern Canada than appears in
the first report of the naval board
At least two points should be
cleared up in the public interest.
Who authorized starting such an
expedition on notice so short that
the men assigned to it left without
sufficient reserves of food or cloth
ing and apparently with no definite
Did the source of authority for
the expedition take into acount the
possibility that air currents might
sweep the voyagers beyond our
northern boundary, thus technically
constituting an armed invasion of a
neighboring country with which the
United States is, and fortunately for
more than 100 years has been, at
Certainly these are questiona
worthy of determination, notwith
standing the happy outcome of the
The men who risked their lives
did, of course, only what officers of
the American navy are supposed to
do and always are willing to do the
instant they rceive word of com
The incident reflects nothing but
traditional honor upon them. They
did their duty as officers and gen
tlemen, and the country honors them
Still, men of their quality are en
titled to commands based on reason
able forethought and seientifie Intel
It is not for the benenit of science
or the service that officers of the
navy should be asked to go on sud
den errands full of hazard without
precautions obvious to common
If tihere was a good reason why
this particular expedition had'te he
dispatched without adequate prep
aration, the honor of the navy
makes it Important that the facts
should be developed and placed upon
If there was NOT a good reason,
justice to the navy and to the peo
ple who support it requires correc
tive action so that the error shall
mat b ikaly itean-.
u. sab uL.
134 TO YW.
Igd0 OF PDLL.S
OF ON 9111.
-P 5IEP IN iS4.
FRS~ 9wNORN OI5MIC
1o4 sHelono yne s
--Wilim Atherton Du Puy
- What would you say is the greatest single fact
existing in the world today?
A story attributed to Walter Hines Page, for
mer ambassador to Great Britain. tells of that
question having been asked and answered under
rather dramatic circumstances in those days
that just preceded the outbreak of the great war.
A diplomatic dinner was being given in Lon
don an:1 everybody of importance in London
diplomacy was present. The toastmaster hit
upon the idea of varying the usual run of after
dinner speeches by propounding to each man he
called upon the question:
"What is the greatest single fact in the world
The French ambassador was the first to re
spond. To him, he said, the greatest single fact
in the world was the fact that, 3,000 miles away.
across the sea, there existed a united. homogen
eous people, a hundred million strong, all speak
ing the same language.
The speakers who followed were so admittedly
unable to produce a fact that would measure vip
to this one that they did little more than ex
press their conviction that the French ambassa
dor had answered the question.
William A. Stone. former member of Congress
and former governor of Pennsylvania, was talk
ng with Roland B. Mahany. also once a member.
of Congress and now solicitor of the Depart
ment of labor.
"Mahany." said the governor. "you are a good
Irishman and ought to know the proper pronun
a:iton of Irish names. Now how would you pro
ounce this one, M-a-c (pause) h-i--n-e-r-y."
"That's easy." said Mahany. *'McHenry.'
"I thought it was machinery." said the gove&
(Copyright. 1931, by Pubite 1,edger 0Os. *
Strand Sries |
He who is careful seldom knows carea.
An evil deed has one life, but many ghosts.
The law can preteet us oniy se long as we Pres
et the law.
When a man makee a denkey of hienself he
sually becomes the woret kicker.
ifta who wades deeper and deeper in learning
huld grow bigger and bigger, in erder te keep
is head above it.
An even streeam of bindness is sore valuable
han an occasional act of evrwhelingI~ ge~ses
ty: no flood ever cured a drought.
The enthusiastie voice of praise nener earries
o far as the sibilant whisper et slander, before
whose fetid breath reputatien withers ad dies.
The man who risks his life is his harry to
ain a few minutes should remember that it is
etter to be a little late on earth than to be
head of time in heaven.
Prudent spending is Wisdoede saving
Preachers moeralize but morals preach
He who aspires acquires. Medteity eomes wiih
Many a coward has starfed a eenflict that has
een waged with brave men's blood.
Ieganit manners eannot improve a hard ma
are; a stoneo grows no softer with polishing.
Men will erowd and jeetle to get a mere glimpse
f a celebrity, when they wouldn't steep to see
od in a blade of grass.
Whon a cltisen treats his eitte rights with
ld indiffereaea, ther are enig ee ad wes
Mr. B. Baer
European affairs are again
approaching a benevolent
crisis. The Greek is about
to slip the Sick Man of the
last another doctor's bill.
There will be a Hellenic war
in the peninsula. Any pen
insula will do. We don't
know what a Hellenic war
is. but it is two syllables
worse than General Grant's
Boolgravia, Soogravia and
Slobgravia are now allied
against Sebastopol and Blip
palavak. In spite of the
diplomat's efforts, it looks
as if the gravy will flow.
A century's progress back
ward has been skidded into
the ashcan all through the
mere whim of a beautiful
woman. It is not true that
she died a martyr to the
epidemic of Delsartism that
swept Trenton and Ohio in
the early nineties. She lived
to wreak her vengeance, and
as the Kaiser said recently
in conquered Holland. "We
owe the world billion. of
marks, but no money."
We took retrograding,
eavage Haiti cut of her
slough of ignorance and shot
her into civilisation. Now
San Demingo is progressing
and is tour hundred prest
dents ahead of the U. 8. and
gaining every day.
D'Annunsie refused to
talk for almost niye minute.
and .Ihen broke hi. ~ng si.
leonee by saying that he is
ready to die for Italy if he
has to Ainish the job in the
Old Petk.' Heme, The
Treaty of Delikatessen has
been ratified by everybody
but the parties concerned
and peace again stalks
through the land, making
deserts cut ot smiling val
leys where once the buffets
bloomed in foamy splendor.
Do Veniselos. Constan
tine and the Syrian Prince
forgive the Ui. U. for desert
ing them in their hour of
greed? N.. Full well they
know that retribution wit.
overtake us and possess a
signed subway ukase stat
ing that nine out of ten of us
will eoltually acquire
It loops like a good year
for e-eombatanta it they
mso as..sh a
tNAunelCo FIeeSINs e
ut us. Maalsr . Ise.
Sides ruMAANreesI f*Milabnt
LDVIN6 NafUllE, LINCOLN
rIunnD MIEN RomI
Ye TOWNE GOSSIP
Regiatered U. s Patent Offo.,
By K. C. B.
FOR WEEKS and NEITHER LONG nor
I'VE HAD a desire. AND I find him
* . . leaning. *
TO WRITE a column.
TO WI. cm. AGAINST THE wall.
ABOUT OUR door AND THE milk man
WHICH I'LL admit. WITH HIS weekly
IS A silly subject.
" AND A busy ring.
BECAUSE OUR bell. AND SOME one
ISN'T ANY different. corea.
* 0 SWHO ISN'T sure.
FROM OTHER bells. 0
* 6O HE'S FOUND thie
BUT SOMEHOW or apartment.
* " " HE'S LOOKING for.
OUR LITTLE old A
" . . has.
HAS BECOME to me.0
HAS ECOE tome.GOES INTO the bell.
A LIVING thing. WT ii ig
THAT TELLS the ANTHhosmi
OF~ WH,0EVER it is. FO E feno
THAT CALLS on us.**
AND JUST forbei
instance. 0 5
THERE'S A neighbor IG
WHO CALLS each me
day. *ADMwf oe
AND WHEN she's hoe
TH ERE'S ONE long ot
* e . e
AND WHEN she's
glad. ** ADSf os
SHE JINGLES the TRUHU H
AND THE mall boy AD ILDjo
WITH A little shurt 0
AND H URRIES away. CaY
AND THE elothes**
presser comies. BUI otwre
WITH AN indolent smtir
BAGAINoT THE wall.
WAY mde f ~lSlO. hat e a e sta. h
Romnswee hefirt WeeTHer tIS mweekl
Ion, ad ar bds erANsD Agsyal ring.h
A cuyswri Wmn1.aa
D tar tll:
Atr a w tt as s
Thai 't .ee sg
Or lee shrt
34 Just right
And you eaa't thiak
Of a darsed thing
Ad all et a sadie.
You get as idee
d youre overjoyed
And you sit down
To write it out
And thean the blame thing
Just like it eaime
Li't it the desee?
"TWO TRINITY COLLEGE
GIRLS" say that many Wa ngton
people are studying Gaele.h
enjoy H and 8, and the contribs of
our Gaelic fan. o SUILLEABHAIN.
The rich man usually has a twin
six and the poor man six twins.
Many a man is a success with hens
but a tailor with chickens.
I thought that word containing
six letters and six words in sequence
was "cannot"-can an ann anno,
no, not. WARON L. L
A . U asblngton baker is turn
ing out what he calls "Affec
tionate Ples." The crusts never
let anything come between them.
C. H. M.
HOW mOSE GOT EVEN.
Mose wanted to join a church with
a strictly white congregation. The
pastor repeatedly put him of until
one day Mose came for a final answer.
The pastor suggested to Mose that he
go home and talk the matter over
with the Lord and then let him (the
pastor) know what 'the Lord said.
Mos left and was not seen for about
three months. Mose and the pastor
met one day. "Well, Moss." said the
good man, "did you talk it over with
the Lord?" "Yessir, boss. I did, and
He said, 'Mose, you better give up
trying to get into that church. I've
been trying to get Into it myself
for the past twenty-five years.'"
C. H. M.
Her hair is goldea,
Her lips a bright red.
And divil an ear is seen on her head.
she is covered all up from her head to her
i'll be durned if I know why the critter
For the worst of it is, from her knees to
sbhe wears lace stockings which often con
tain boles. MILO H.
Count that man wise who
knows the uses of women's
clothes and the meaning of
their "no's." F. J. SCHWAB.
BOY. PAGE "Li. SOUND!"
Medicos of the new "Vinopathy"
school who display "SOUND" judg
ment by diagnosing the dry,
wheezy "sounds" in a patient's
larynx as an aliment demanding
copious and frequent draughts
of vinous spirits and exercise
"sound" discretion by indicating
its use in liberal quantities, will
probably find their professional so
ciety much sought, and be flip
pantly referred to as "DR.
SOUND" by waggish paragraph
era inclined to emphasize the
word thrice employed in a recent
official ukase of the Prohibition
Commission. JOE CONKLIN.
The minister closed his re
marks at the funeral by saying:
"An opportunity will now be
given to pass around the bier."
He meant all right. H. D. B.
At "Times" a brilliant bowling "Star"
Is "Herald"-ed into VIEW,
But, who remembers the "Palace" days
When they all rolled with a
"STEW?" G. T. C.
HOW ABOUT YOU?
Science claims that crabs walk backward.
But all the crabs I see
Are always headed forward.
An comin' straight at me.
IN "DKJTC" OVER a AND S.
W. R. and PHILLIP M.. two boys in
a Richmond newspaper office, write
that they were so absorbed in rea4ing
H and S that they did not hear the
editor call them for "copy." He
threatened to fire them. "We'll watch
him in the future." they say. They
want to know if they can contribute
to the G. 0. C. or if it's only for
If a man's name is Underwood,
dales his neck realise the truth?
When is the lessened cost of liv
ing going to hit us guys who eat
MIlk costs the restaurante N6
eents a gallon and snany of thema
sell at 20 cents a gtas or $.60
a gallen. a profit of $1.04. Not a
bad investment. Meat. have drep
.ed way down and yet the een
sumer Is not able to notIce it.
Washington will be a heluva plae
if it over goes dry,
Drink ink. it makes everything all
No, Blendie, Rem Deech is not a
Murderers are happy-go-lueky fel
lows. They take lfe so easy,
K. A. KEATER,
Sign in taller shop, near Union Sta
PANTS PRIRED!l BETWUEN
and B ere a man got 136 words
from the word "Washington" in
twenty-eight mintes. I saw a
men get about 1.flSA words from
a woman in half that tim.
WigY RUSSIA IN EOLNWUVItTIfl,
Here Is a name and address whitch
are real, and taken from the files of
the War Risk Bureau:
"Mariji Gero'nimownia Egutersky.
l'olworok Roswej. Steneija Pysrno.
Lepelsk I Pow iat Wiebekol Guaberai,
9N MMAT N IT.
If there are leafers among gsw.
erament clerks. Congress mught
to know where they are sad ar
range to have them removed, in.
stead of driving eat gRieseat
clerks by putting them en starva
ties wages. It leeks like thresh.
lag a whoie schel because a
few pupils are lisy.
I knew some " to w" have the "MeN*
They mist beawlf
f thy'd s 4 Mand ad e.
P. D. Q.
A' wife may be a necessity. but
another man's wife to certainly
a luxury. BAYS WHICH.
He-Here esmas a plucky girl.
She-How do you know?
He-Look at her eyebrows.
Stranger-How may I get to the
Pat-do to an Irish meeting at
Gonsaga Hall and tell them you an
a "black and tan." E. H. O'S.
CONELEICF-MAg TIES SAM .
UP;" "Drag-'em-IN ;" "Cheek-'em
OUT." V VETTER.
It was made in old Kentecky.
Where the mountains are blue.
And the label on the bottle
Gave the age as twenty-two.
It's aroma was deliious,
And the coiled it moentela dew.
But the bloke who tried te si it
I. now sejourn) iin el 13.
She-There goes a shooting star.
He-They say a girl want. a kim
when she sees a shooting star.
She-Oh, there goes a donatellation.
C. CALVERT K.
So men work and wait
patiently for their fortunes;
others get jobs on the Prohibi
tion Commissioner's force.
ME. HIM and I.
TO A CAMEE.
Cable. you are so dainty and neat.
So charming and o sweet.
But oh. gosh darn.
WHAT AWFUL PEET!
HOLLERENG FOR H AND S.
GILBERT A. WAITE and RAY
MOND WENK. two Washington boys
who once mingled with the cakies on
F street. write H and S from Seattle.
Washington they are awfully hungry
for the G. O. C.. and will forward
their subcription if advised the rate.
They are now privates with the 39th
Infantry, Fourth division, at Camp
You done me dirt;
I did not knew you was a firt.
So they that be not schooled
Let me forbid
To be so fooled as I was did.
" Keeping up with Lisale2" Is
among the new film releases.
First of the Ford series, no
doubt. E. O. SUILLEANHAIN.
If she says she feels half In a trance.
And says she doesn't want to danos
For her sake, brother, take a chance.
I did; I know.
Some of the Baltimore car lines
have covered the windows of care
with stiff wire screening to pre
vent rubem from poking out their
fins and afterward claiming dam
ages for injury. It's tough on
tobacco chewers, though.
Frank--Why did yoU tell your W
to meet you in the livery stable?
Earnest-Just for a
Each care may drive a nailt~ i
your eoffln, but each merry laugh
drives it right out again.
F. W. 5.
03. PBR A CAVE MAZI
I want a (hve-man, rued and tough.
To bne. me about am treat pie rough;
T. held me whether I screeeh er bluff.
Me for the Cave-ma. etuff
I want a man whe earn plek me up.
Slam me ameesd like am ornery pup
Ou this hand I wpuid eat aed mep.
Me fr the Caveeman stuatI
2 want a Osao-man when I've the biens,
To tabe me and shake me est et U?
Te swear by note la lurid huee.
Me for the Cave-man stuffI
I wanti a C'ave-man just ts inek.
Ill net be sy .issy's '1uh ;"
1'em an "Wene y at ay eueh treek.
Me fee the Cave-man stutff
Young man (to girl's father)---W
I have jour daughters hand?
Path r-Yes, take the on. that's ab)
ways In my packet.
URAY EV HIS
In it lawful for a man to marry
his widow's sister" V. C. K. Rt.
'TE WPIATHER PROGNOI
CATOR UAYR) "WINTNR WIU.
RUN 45> DA YS ID)NNR." EVI@S
TitEN WILl, IT HAVE A NT
TII1NO ON 0O..D MAN BRYAN.
WHO flAK NRVI:R RiT'rl@D
Noses are red, owners are blue
Whiskey Im high and sisky