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January 9, 1913.
A family newspaper for all that l right,
true and Interesting.
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J, p. Faulknar, Editor and Manager.
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KENTUCKY TRUSS ASSOCIATION.
MORE ABOUT ONE CENT POSTAGE
Under present conditions It Is claim-'
ed that flrst-clasc mall Is paying a I
surplus to tho government of nearly
J70.000.000 a year. Although It ro- I
Quires two cents to mall a letter any-
where In the United States, It Is
estimated that It actually costs the I
government about one cent to carry i
It At the present time the depart
ment receives on letter mall an aver
age revenue ot St cents per pound. I
equal to I1.6S0 per ton. Although this ;
first-class mall supplies less than 1-S
of tho total tonnage of the malls,
vet It pays 73 per cent ot tho total
revenue. This Is the chief reason 1
why the advocates ot one cent lost
uge assert the present rato should bo
cut in two.
It Is claimed by the advocates for
one cent postage that business men ;
v.ould havo their postage accounts J
nut exactly In halt were the new
rato Inaugurated. At the present
tlmo an enormous deficit Is caused !n
cecond-class mall the perodical liter
ature through the carrying to ex
treme points throughout the country,
of heavy magazine mail, Perodlcals
aro carried thiucut the breadth of
the land for one cent per pound, or
J'JO a ton as compared to 1,6S0 per
ton, which business men pay on their
FOREMOST NATIONAL ISSUE
Banking reform has now become
an issue of foremost national Import
ance. Oscar W. Underwood, Demo
cratic floor leader in the House,
says It Is second only to tariff revis
ion, and that the Democrats nius.
take It up immediately. Pres. Taft,
leader of the other great party, dwelt
on It at length ln his recent message
to Congress, and said that It would
benefit most vitally the farmer and
the wage-earner. Colonel Roosevelt
again discussed It at the recent Dull
"Moose conference In Chicago, giving
it a conspicuous place in his address.
President-elect Wilson apparently
regards this issue as equal in urgen
cy to the tariff. Senator O'Gorman of
New York says remedial legislation
chould come at the earliest practic
able moment. Carter Glass of Virgin
la, chairman of the Daaklng and Cur
tency Committee, of the House, has
ma do an exhuastlve study of the
subject, preparatory to framing a
bill. Congressman Burleson of Texas
and Swaager Sherley of Kentucky
havo demanded prompt action. The
sentiment that a sound banking sys
tem must replace our present worn
out system is widespread, and must
result In quick action In Congress.
A lie never stops to put on its
There are many unhappy women
because they did not marry the man
they love, but some of them would
bo much more miserable had they
There aro many people who claim
they want to go to heaven, who are
ln no hurry to start.
Love never speaks In a foreign
It la difficult to tell a deaf man
A hypocrite never fools anybody
Indecision has killed more souls
Not what we glvo but what wo
For the gift without the giver Is
Who gives himself with bla alms
Himself, bit hungering neighbor,
and Me. Lowell.
The only Helpless poople In tho
world are the lazy. Gen. Armstrong.
She piled her needle steadily. Al
though her eyes could not dlitln
gulsh the stitches her face did not
betray her emotion. She listened
silently heretofore while her hut
band aired his views (which waa
pretty often lately) on the vicissitudes
of fortune and crouched behind the
shield ot his own argument. She
simply sewed faster and later, with a
set determination to hold on, to
what purpose she had no clear Idea.
"Hope deferred maketh the heart
tick." The thought had crowded Into
her tired mind and, unconsciously, she
"Bosh and fool talk" exclaimed
her lord, In a disgusted tone
"Hope, my son
began her hue-
could rally 'her
band, before she
senses and reply to the child's quea-
Itnn ! at, rn.il l.iiilAeft. m n
nun. n minimi uhiici nu I
Illusive, a mythical creature! In
. , . . . .
youth It takes on many shape, and
hlTnt.d i r ilS0 i ?.L7n '
..ft our head, and bray at the
material commonplaccneas about us
and give chase. It is always Just a territory embraced by the Southern
little bit out of our reach; but well ' Tjapttlll convention the hosts will Jour
soon catch up! So on we go, over ncy to tfio East Tonncsseo metropolls.
Mil and through dale; catching our b h d mentioned
breath In short ga.p.; getting stuck . . ..... , . .
In mud; sometime wading through or,le,r lhal thp- ""f -oln ln wnat
water, often losing our footing; diving blds falr to be not on,r tno Kfcatest
in the shadows of a fore.t. getting , religious gathering of tho winter, but
scratched and entangled by the under-
brush; but with our eye. ever on
'hope' we struggle on, until exhausted
we fall by the wayside, striking with
a force tbat dispels the Illusion, and
we find we're Just where we started
from old and tired out by the ex
ercise and ftlso with the realization
that we did not quite overtake what
we had spent ctr strength and time
ln chasing. That, my boy. Is 'hope'!
But we can't esrape it! It comet
early In life, tike the measles and
chicken pox, and a desire 'o foster It
Is Instilled Into our minds with the
other fairy tales told us et bedtime
We outgrow the otueir. 'Jack, the
Giant Killer' and 'Clnderel'a' and such
trash, but 'hope' is a stiller and the
only way to get rid of It Is to ran
.1 f - t . I 1. - Tt
didn't mean what he said did. he?"
The mother finished shaking out
her little son's garments and hung
them in place, before seat'ng herself
by his bedside for their Udutl bedtime
"Ma, please; you tell me all 'bout
"Hope, my dear, is a great light that
herps ua to see our way when It other
wise would seem too dark to go on."
"Is there hills and mud and bushes
and everything pa .aid?"
"T-e-a, and hope helps us to make
the top and helps to guide us through
the bushes and over the rough places:
but we must put on seven-leagued
boots and do the climbing and feel
for the brambles and make the rough
places smooth ourselves. Hope can
only light the way but It's a great
help a very great help. It keeps ua
from getting discouraged and "
"What's 'getting discouraged' mat"
"Oh, it's it's losing heart, and giv
Ing up "
"Is it the same aa getting 'dowa
on your luck'T"
"Why. I think so. Where did yoti
"The Kidderzea said it They
meant pa. But I was there, so they
didn't say so, right out But I know
they was talking bout him. They
said his pants bagged and his shoes
wasn't shlned and he looked like be
was 'down on his luck'; and I came
right home and looked at him and I
know they meant him. What makea
him so, ma?"
"Oh, aon. you mustn't listen to such
talk! Your papa It all right He't
a good, brave manl There's no such
thing as luck; If there were papa
could take care ot It You mustn't
Ioe faith In your papa, son! Now,
you go to sleep."
"What was that you said 'bout hope
made you sick?"
"I'll tell you when you're old
enough to understand good night"
"Tell me now, mamma."
"'Hope deferred maketh the heart
"It that all?"
"But when the desire cometh. It It
a tree of life.' Now go to sleep;
mamma must go back to her sewing."
. She roturned to the sitting room
and resumed her work, while the
silence was broken only by the rustle
of her husband's paper. Finally he
spoke: "You better put by that sewing
you're tired. I've concluded to take
up with Wilson's offer it Isn't much,
but It's a starter. Come, Mary, come,
put tbat up. I'm going to see him In
the morning and begin the chase
again. There, there, Mary, I'll tell
you something more I heard what
you said to the boy and I'm going to
wear 'seven-leagued boots' this trip!"
"My wife has got into trouble trying
"Mine's ln bad, too. She went and
bought me a seat in the Senate as a
little surprise, and now she's been In
dicted for bribery," Kansas City
In 1902 the mileage ot wires used
tor telephones waa four times aa
greet u that of telegraph wires, but
tve yean later U waa eight tlmea aa
WILL HOLD GREAT CONVENTION
IN CHATTANOOGA, FEBRUARY
4, S AND 8, 1913.
Representatives of 2,500,000 Southsrn
Baptists to Hold First Great Mission
Convention In South.
Anticipating an epoch-making period
ot three days, praying for success In
so great an undertaking, happy with
the outlook, Haptlst laymen all over
the south, representing a brotherhood
of 2,600,000 in one of the most favored
I sections under the sun, aro preparing
to move on to Chattanooga, Tenn., for
' eit February 4, 5 and 6, 1913, In the
, 4.50 capacity nuldtorlum that has al-
i rtftfllfV titan! an IT fi LTcirl Aflfl Will llA attiA.
- v v - - -- ..... , . . .. i i .
dally tilted up with all conveniences ' ounl f "n"?!??
. , i by soldiers from his part of the coun-
for the occasion. ) J wn,tn,r north ou,h , thl(
to Welcome Visitors. section the bearer, of the Btar-Span-
Chattanooga stand, ready to wel- ' :VB:spbe?art,.rtrugS:
come the visitors and the denom.na- aXiVb1: 'ZjXrl
t.on is expectant. From all over the',. ..i ., .. it .... .
City Auditorium at Chattanoooa, Tenn.
one of the greatest ln history. The
, (,. fV,. .-.
Tentlon anticipate an attendance of
3.000 laymen and 1,000 ministers and
they see no reason, realizing tbe
strength of tbe Southern Baptist con
stituency, why there should not be
3,000 delegates present ln all, to Join
ln so great an occasion.
Chattanooga Baptists pursued an
aggressive policy to secure this con
vention, which will be the first of Its
kind ever held by Southern Baptists,
No efforts were spared In the cam
paign to secure it Not only the Bap
tists but also representatives ot other
Christian bodies, as well as civic ofH
dais. Joined ln the effort For days th.
meeting place of the convention was
. .7 ji ,w . a
undecided upon, as other cities offered
such flattering inducements, but Anally (
the word was given out that Chatta-
nooga had been selected and lmme-
dlately all concerned got busy making
preliminary preparations. j
Th. presld.nt of tbe Southern Bap-
U.t laymen', movement 1. Dr. J. H.r-
, . ... ... . ..
ry Tyler, of Baltimore Md and the
secretary la Dr. J. T. Henderson, of
Blstol, Tennessee-Virginia. Both of
tbese gentlemen visited Chattanooga
and other contesting cities, and at
Chattanooga, the place finally select
ed, they were guests ot the Baptist
pastors' conference, while they were
looked out after by' the wide-awake
manager ot the Hotel Patten, one ot
the largest ln the south, Houston R.
Harper, a Baptist who was active In
the campaign tor the securing ot the
convention for Chattanooga.
After Chattanooga bad been chosen,
fH&t Veu ef teme ef the Leading
taaaaaHalaGSE JfiPL. LJ HflaVHaf I
"On to Chattanoogat"
That If the slogan ot the Southern
Baptist laymen at thla time, anticipat
ing the great conference to be held In
the Tennessee city February 4, ( and
A center from which 9 railroads, over
which pais between 75 and 100 trains
dally, radiate; a city, the acsnle and
historic setting ot which gives It wide
pre-eminence, Chattanooga, Tenn., has
become noted as a place for the holJ
Ing ot conventions, ranging In impor
tance from state-wide to nation-wide
Unrivalled Bosnia Setting.'
As to the scenic setting ot Chatta
nooga, it Is safely stated that no city
can rival It. Missionary Ridge, to the
east. Lookout Mountain to the south
west. Orchard Knob, within the etty
limits, and Chlckamauga Park, twelve
miles south, la Georgia, on the trolley
line, were all scenes of conflict during
the great war between the states; and,
no matter where the visitor it from, he
ran find spots ot Interest to visit
places that will Interest him, on ao-
is "glory enough for all," as It was a
conflict ot "Americans all," each side
contending for a principle.
Missionary Ridge is accessible by
car line, being only a twenty-five min
utes' ride from the city, with a One
schedule. Orchard Knob Is Just a few
blocks off the Missionary Hldge line,
and Lookout Mountain is also accessi
ble. To visit this historic peak the
visitor takes the St. Elmo street car
which carries htm to the foot ot the
Incline leading up the mountain. As
to this incline. It Is one of the most
modernly marvelous pieces, of engi
neering to be found anywhere in the
United States and a trip up Is wel)
worth a visit to Chattanooga. At the
base ot the mountain Is the hlstorlo
j town of SL Klmo, which was the real
' denco of Augusta Evans Wilson, wtiile
1 writing the novel, "St. Elmo.'-
The ride to Chlckamauga Park it a
' delightful one, the car passing first
' through the business section of the
city, then through a broad manufac
' turing area, on to Rossvllle, and then
thr0URn tne famous rtossvllle gap Into
' to fertile fields of North Georgia. Ar
riving at "the post" as It Is familiarly
finds good roads, kept up by the gov
ernment running through the military
park, with its broad acrtt and stately
monuments, marking places where he
roes of both the blue and the gray
poured out their life's blood during
that dreadful conflict, wh.n tbe forces
clinched In a deathly struggle that
lasted several days. Every school
child knows about th. battle of Chick
amauga an(1 th, Tuitor. to Chattanoo-
ga Is privileged to revel among Ua his
toric spots at will and Indulge ln remi
niscences ot the past to his heart's
content Not all the words ever coined
by history writers can describe the
beauties of this place, watered by the
f no,r 0,a th pone"
describe the solemnly sacred aentl
mMU h(Jver about ,L
u ,t any wonder than conventlonlstt
floclt t0 Chattanooga during all seasons
of tbe year? Is It any wonder tbat
Chattanooga's hotels -are filled tbe
year round with tourist stopping over
tor a day or a w.ek to visit the places
lntMMt "Y'Lm J Til
by one. and twos, but tometlmet by
fBiB t(JurUU como
fpen(1 dayl here Manjr journey direct
Chattanooga, while thousands, go-
lnc from north to south and from
south to north, stop over. Tbe rail
roads all give stop-over rates bere and
a great part of the time special rates
Many Notable Gatherings Here.
Chattanooga has In the past enter
tained some ot the most notable gath
erings that ever assembled. Hlght
recently this city has been host
to the National Undertakers' As
sociation, the Travelers' Protective
Church Edifices in Chattanooga.
CHURCH TO COMBAT
FORCES OF EVIL
OUR English exchange, report
I-n a, Ilroughton a. having
made a dlagno.l. of the arre.t
ed progress of the Nonconform
ist churches In Great llrltnln. Ills con-1 Krasp the Mgnlflcanco of this state
ctuslon Is that much ot the trouble Is ment. A few comparisons will give us
due to lack of proper emphasis upon perhaps n better Idea of the mainl
ine. Importance of the church. He tudn.of thla sum. This Is an age ot
feels that Instead of spending time It ( militarism. The enormous cost of mod
the discovery and criticism of faults ern armament., and tho burden of the
ln church organization and life we mllltory establishments of the great
should devote our.elve. to the nations of tho world, cau.e great con-
strengthening of organized t nnsiian-
, While the denominations in America
have made a larger proportionate
growth than they have dono In Great
Hrltain during the last few year., con-
dltlon. here are by no means Ideal.
We are compelled to face the fact of
lessened Interest In the church on the
part of Christian people, Only In ex-
coptlonal cases Is there the loyalty to
, the church which marked the rellgloua
life of 60 years ago. This decadence
may be explained, In part, by the
growing devotion to plea.ure; the mo-
t n r ti f mtA tYtm mn9 links hevai nnl ft
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little to do with the decrea.e In at -
tendance upon the tervlce. of the
hou.e of God. A. we have Increased
In wealth and ability to supply our
selves with various forms of recrea
tion, we seem to have decreased ln
devotion to the great Interests of the
.Need for Rtturn to Church.
Whatever other reasons there may
be, however, for the decrease ln
church attendance. It seems clear that
the removal of empha.ls from the
church as an essential factor In the
work of the kingdom of God has had
not a little to do with the change that
has taken place. For some years, now,
most of us have been busy In mak
ing It clear that salvation does not
hinge upon ecclesiastical relationship,
and that It Is possible to serve the
cau.e of Christ without using the
church a. a medium of ezpre.iton. We
have laid atre. upon the Immediacy
of relatlon.hlp between the believer
and hi. Lord, something which always
'needs emphasis, and have measurably
neglected to set forth the necessity
for co-operative effort for the exten
sion of the kingdom ot God. In our
desire to promote the essential unity
of all the followers of Jesus Christ
we have, perhaps, uncon.cloutly to
ourielree, conveyed the Impression
tbat the world would get along very
well without Christian organization of
any kind. Those of us who believe
and teach that Jesus did not organize
a church may have been understood at
holding that tbe organization Is un
necessary. Must B. Organised Work.
It is high time to open a campaign
on behalf of the church; to undertake
the Uak ot making It clear tbat lire
must organize In some form ot expres
sion. The first thins- to be done t.
not so much to convince people of the
Importance of any particular form of
church organization, as to put beyond
question the necessity for organiza
tion. We as Baptists have our con
victions as to tbe proper constitution
ot the church. At tbe pre.ent time tbe
que.tlon ems to be not 10 much a.
to the .peclflc form which th. church I ""-wot an equally aucce.iful cam
hall take, but whether or not we .hall Pa,n carried on agaln.t Intemper
have a church at all. I ancs and tns uas of alcoholic liquor.?"
In conversation with a young man 0n8 of le peakers at tho National
recently who had Just returned from Conference of Charities and Correo-
a conference of Christian young men.
ha ..Id that ha hart han imnraaaaul
by the Indifference, not to say con
tempt, for organized Christianity man
ifested by many of those whom he
bad met Beyond question, the Chris
tian forces ot this cquntry must pre
sent an unbroken front In the conflict
with the forces of evil. It will be
suicidal, however, for us to Injure
all organization and to depend upon
guerrilla warfare. Independent and
Isolated activity on tbe part of the In
dividual cannot be depended upon to
produce tbe results which we desire.
We are weak enough, at the beat, and
It I. only ln aa.oclat.d effort that we
.hall be able to accompll.h tbe tre-
m.ndou. ta.ka which are b.fore ut. A
new tsnte ot the Importance of tbe
. ... . . i.-
" - . u lumw ua
eiuaa uotuiiuq io lis iniere.u are
greatly needed In the religious life of
today. Th. Standard.
taw ef Love.
"Love 1. the fulfilling of tbe law."
Tbe law of love 1. a .potlUv. prin
ciple. Neither morals nor mann.rt
can be taught by taytng "Do not"
Tbe old law .aid, "Thou ahalt not,"
but Jesus says, "Thou shall lore."
Against the pbaraealo legalism tbat
constructs a law of negative requlre
m.nla and call. It rtghteou.ne., he
place, love, which tt tbe soul of duty,
tbe unfailing fountain ot all bonefl
oence and t.rvloe. It displace bad
ness by tbe "eipulslre power ot a
new affection." "Love la tbe fulfilling
ot tbe law." At In the tree every bit
of bark, trunk, branch, twig, leaf and
bloom are manifestation, ot the one
life tbat bulldt up all 1U ttr.ngth and
beauty, so every commandment ot tbe
moral law and every virtue ot tbe
moral life are transformed egpreav
.ton. of tbe one central energy ot lor
Ing. Ot tblt tingle theme all her.
Uaa and sacrifices, all pbllaatbroetet)
aad reforms, all swUtllaeee aad ae
alneee are eadleea varUUena.
tl'oniluririi ny hi Muon tvomana
Clirlallan Temperance Union.)
LARGE ANNUAL LIQUOR BILL
Amount Paid Out for Drink In United
Otatea Hstlmated at About Two
Billions of Dollars.
The annual drink bill of the United
States Is estimated at about 11,000,
000,000. It la absolutely Impossible to
c'rn to statesmen everywhere. And
i ynt tho sum total of the combined mil-
ttnrr budget, of tho ton leading na-
,mii of .ho car,h Germany, France,
itunslrt. Great llrltaln, Japan, the
ttntPd Htates. Austria-Hungary. Spain,
i,aly Rm, -rkey. for 1910 was only
$1,665,889,000, or about $360,000,000
, ., th drlnk bl of th, Unl,e,j
Hutp for tho ,,, feiAT th
monoy Bpunt for drink in the United
SJlttll ln one yenf cou,(, be
fprrpJ lnt0 ono doar btlIs u wouIU
bo ufflcent to ,re 0ne dollar bill to
,.ach ,h,bu.n, of ,ho t.arth and ,
leave a surplus or iduo.OOO.OOO. with
1 ,t H() ,,5 haTe pad off tho ,ntereit
bearing national debt, twice over. Our
, total exports In 1911 were valued at
(2,013,549.000. Our Imports In the
amii year amounted to $1,637,945,000
Comparing this with the amount spent
for Intoxlcatit. wo begin to realize the
' great drain upon our resource, caused
by the drink habit and tho drink traf
CJCI AUCn ov I iniinD uoit
ENSLAVED BY LIQUOR HABIT
On. Million Men In United State. Pay
Dally Tribute to Saloon, for
The saloon business cannot exlit
without lai. You may smile at
that .tatoment, but It I. absolutely
true, 1. not the man who I. addicted
to tbe drink habit a .lave? There can
b no question about It There are
1 .000,000 such .lave. In the United
States, They are slaves ot the sa
loon. They go out and work a week
or a month, draw their pay. go Into
the saloon and hand tho saloonkeeper
their monoy for something which
ruins their lives. Is not this slavery?
Ha. there ever been In the hl.tory of
tbe world a wor.e system of slavery-?
Think of 1,000.000 men. enalaved by
tbe liquor bablt, carrying their earn
ings to the aaloonkeeper. every day
in the year. It I. quite natural of
courso, that tbe .laveholder. should
not care to liberate these slaves.
Richmond I llobson.
PREVENTION OF DRUNKENNESS
While Sale of tlquor Is Permitted
Money Must Be Spent In fight
Within the past few year the cam
paign against tuberculosis has been
waged with such remarkable auccess
that many people are hopeful that It
will, in another decade, eea.e to be a
men.ee to thn public health. "Why."
a.k. the student of .octal condition.
I uon ,n sion. statea tne reason, in
. convincing way. when he said. "We
don't organize anti tuberculosis cam
paigns and then open places In the
same community for the sale of
Bo long a. we permit the .ale of
drunkenness germ., we mu.l need,
pend money and energy In fighting
alcoholism In places high and low.
WRITB IT EVERYWHIWI.
Writ It on th workhouse (rata.
Writ It on tha achoolbojra alata.
Writ It In tha copr book
That tha youne may on It look I
"Whr thara'a drink, thara'a dangar."
Writ It on tha churchyard mound.
I W.r1.,h "J!""11" ""I.'L foun,:
writ It on tha tatlowa high.
Wrlta It fur all naaaara t!
'Whara thara'a drink, thara'a dangar."
Wrlta It on tha nation's taws,
Illoltlng out tha Itranaa clauaa;
Wrlta on each ballot whit.
Ho It can ba read aright.
"Whr thara'a drink, thara'a dangar.'
Wrlta It on th ahlp. that .all.
Horn along by atorm and gal;
Writ It In Ursa Itttara plain.
Ovar avery land and malm
"Whara thara'a drink, thara'a dangar.'
Writ It over vry gat.
On tha church and halla of atata.
In th haarla of vry band.
In th law. of evary land!
"Whin thar' drink, thar'. dangar.
Wl.h With a R.s.rve.
I wish well to all trades but with a
rettrve. I hope tbe baker may bake
and tell more bread. I hope the
clothier may tell more yardt of cloth
and make more coeta. I hope every
farmer may cell more wheat But I
cannot tay In my heart and con
science that I hope tbe brewer may
brew more beer, or Use distiller dis
till more spirits, or tbe publicans tell
more of both. The prosperity I wish
to this one trade U that It thouM
cease. Cardinal Manning.