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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1899.
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ELIMINATION OF THE IDLER.
In his new book, "The Map of Life, Con
duct and Character." the Hon. William
Edward Harpole Lecky, who has been a
thoughtful reviewer of European morals
and social tendencies for a, number of
years, devotes considerable space to the
tendencies of the present time. His obser
vations on the passing of the Idler are
especially Interesting. He holds that Idle
ness Is regarded with less tolerance now
than In times past, and that In the future
It will be even more disreputable. He
points out that at the beginning of Queen
,Vlctorla's reign "the young men of Eng
tland who were really busy affected Idle
ness, and at the close of the reign young
men who are really idle pretend to be
What Is true of England Is true In a
lesser degree in this country, the lesser
degree being due to the fact that the Idler
was never so numerous In this country as
in England. It Is true that the class of
Americans whose circumstances would per
mit lives of Inactlvlty.ls constantly increas
ing In size, but It is also true that the per
centage of those who lead, aimless lives
Is constantly growing smaller. Even the
sons of the very rich nearly all have
objects In life other than the spending of
.their Incomes or allowances. They engage
in business or in the professions, and when
they care for neither of these they often
take up hobbles of more or less utility.
The ranks of the volunteer army at present
as during the Spanish-American war
have a considerable percentage of men who
stepped from luxurious ease into inevitable
hardships to do something for their coun
try and for themselves. Inheritance Is
still a boon, but it Is no longer a monu
ment. Acquisition and achievement may
not be the primary alms of those who are
most useful to humanity, but they are the
goals toward which the great tide of en
deavor is moving. The man's position and
-identity are fixed by "what he does," and
'not by "who he Is." This is a thrifty age,
and sloth is more despised than ever be
fore in the history of tha world.
'ri Mr. Lecky points out that men and wom
en become more and more objective and
jlcss.and.Iess Introspective as the years roll
"by. and he holds that useful action will, In
the future, have larger Influence as the
guiding principle of morals. He says:
"There will be at the same time a stead
ily Increasing tendency to Judge moral
qualities and course of conduct, mainly by
the degree in which they promote or dimin
ish human happiness. Enthusiasm and
self-sacrifice for some object which has no
real bearing on the welfare of man will
become rarer and will be less respected,
and the condemnation which Is passed on
acts that are recognized as wrong will he
much more proportioned than at present to
the Injury they Inflict. Some things, such
as excessive luxury of expenditure and the
Improvidence of bringing into the world
children for whom no provision has been
made, which can now scarcely be said to
enter Into the teaching or moralists, or at
least of churches, may one day be looked
upon as graver offenses than some that
are In the criminal code."
.The tendencies pointed out by Mr. Lecky
nro as apparent as they are encouraging.
They point to a greater and broader moral
ity, and to a better and stronger life.
It seems evident that the new senator
from Nebraska, to fill the unexpired term
of the late Senator Hayward, will be either
ex-Senator Allen or Editor Gilbert M.
Hitchcock, with chances In favor of the
former. The use of Mr. Bryan's name in
connection with this appointment Is com
plimentary rather than sincere, for It is
not likely, to begin with, that he would
care to undertake the duties of senator
along with the labors of a presidential can
didate: and. In the second place, both of
the aspirants for appointment are his per
sonal friends whose assistance he needs In
his greater ambition.
But the coming appointment Is really
less Interesting than the election next year
of two senators, one for four years and
the other for six. The Nebraska legisla
ture is, at present, Republican, In spite
of the plurality recently given the fusion
candidates on the state ticket. The state
is so districted that It is reasonable to
hope the legislature may remain Repub
lican unless there be still greater fusion
gains between now and the elections of
next year. Mr. Bryan will have a double
reason for making another big effort In
Nebraska. He will need the state in his
presidential business, and being defeated,
he will need a fusion legislature to secure
an election for the long term In the United
States senate. The senate Is reasonably
sure to be his landing place, especially as
there will be two vacancies to fill and
there will be a disposition on the part of
his state to give him all the consolation
possible for suffering two successive de-
feats on the presidential ticket. He will
"make another house to house canvass and
will probably win the next legislature aS
well as the state's electoral vote. If he
does, he will make for himself a good
berth for the rainy day following his
profitable career as a paid-in-advance
FOR GOVERNOR OF CUBA.
If It Is true, as recently reported from
Washington, that General Leonard Wood
has been selected by the president aa the
first governor of Cuba, the appointment
will be generally recognized as an eminent
ly fitting one. That it is true is entirely
probable. When General Wood declined to
assume charge of a street railway In Wash
ington at a handsome salary because lie
believed he could be of service to his coun
try in a military capacity, the president,
It is understood, promised hlra higher hon
ors, If less pay, and now the opportunity
to redeem the promise has arrived. While
the governor of Cuba will be a military
official, his duties will be chiefly civil, and
this will be better, under the circumstances,
than the appointment of a purely civil gov
ernor. General Wood Is popular with the Cu
bans, and he will undoubtedly be more
satisfactory to them as the head of affairs
than any other that could have been
chosen. They recognize In him a man of
good purpose and high ability, and they
have confidence that he will exert himself
to build up their prosperity and promote
their welfare In every practical way.
The people of the United States will be
glad to see Cuba placed In such good hands,
and they will also be pleased that a com
petent and courageous official is to be
given opportunity to further distinguish
THE PASSING OF THE MUGWUMP.
In the matter of gathering and preserv
ing vital statistics the state of Massachu
setts leads all others. The report for the
last year has Just been issued, and from it
we gather some interesting facts. First
and foremost It may be noted that there
has been a great falling off in marriages,
the present rate being sixteen per thou
sand, against an ante-civil war record of
twenty-two per thousand. The death rate
is seventeen to the thousand, a marked
decrease, though, as has been remarked
by a reviewer, it is not to be Inferred that
the decrease In marriages has Improved
the public health. The babies of Massa
chusetts are born at the rate of twenty
seven to the thousand, which Is higher
than the rate ten years ago, but It is the
foreign born population that is keeping up
the growth and not the natives. The for
eign born population is less than the na
tive, but It supplies much the greater pro
portion of the babies. Commenting on this
fact, Mr. Lindsay, a well known Boston
journalist, speaks as follows:
"The infertility of mugwumps is notori
ous. Altogether, the future of the state of
the Puritans Is In the hands of the Irish,
the French Canadians and the Italians.
The Massachusetts citizen of 1950 will know
of the Puritans only by the narration of
historians. The mugwumps will have dwin
dled away, or will survive in a few degen
erates of abnormally large crania and
spindling bodies. They will do ineffectual
thinking, raise the voice of protest when
anyone has "a patriotic inspiration, and die,
finally, of sheer inability to breathe com
monplace air.- Keltic and Latin blood Is
the sole hope of the old Bay state, and the
governors of the future will not be Wol
cotts and Cranes, but Collinses, Murphies,
Jean Baptlstes and Giovannis. To this
complexion has come at last the stern Purl
tan, partaking overmuchly of pie and re
jecting most of the comforts of this life.
He despised this world and the world shows
a preference for a more Juicy and humane
Without denying or affirming Mr. Lind
says prophecies and forebodings, it is to
be said additionally that the mugwump has
about reached the end of his political ca
reer. Boston was the head center of the
anti-expansion propaganda. From Massa?
chusetts came the literature of the flag
furling fraternity. The whole tribe of
mugwump Joined at the polls with Democ
racy In order-to "reprove" the national ad
ministration. It was a repetition of the cam
paign of 1S92 when the same kind of union
was made to "reprove" President Harrison.
In that year mugwumpery was strong
enough to elect a Democratic governor,
and it pulled Harrison's majority down to
20,000. But even then Its influence was.
waning, and since then it has lost more and
more until no longer is it a controlling
factor In Massachusetts politics. In 1896.
for a wonder, Massachusetts mugwumps
found themselves on the side of a popular
measure. It is a wonder, for the founda
tion principle of mugwumpery is to oppose
(as superior beings might be expected to do)
every policy or principle accepted by the'
common herd. The result was that with
the help of the gold Democrats the mug
wumps were able to swell President Mc
Klnley's majority to 173,090. Never before
had Massachusetts given such a Republic
an majority. With calm assurance the
credit for this victory was taken by the
mugwump leaders. "We are the power,"
they said, "and he who wins must walk by
our rule." And that's what they t-ald In
the campaign Just closed. If McKInley
would not shape himself to mugwump pol
icy he must feel the sting of mugwump
vengeance. If McKInley would not haul
down the flag from where It had been
placed by the nation's heroes, McKInley
himself must come down. And what was
the result? With a majority of something
more than C5.000 the people of Massachu
setts Indorsed the president. Never but
twice since the days of the war has Massa
chusetts given the Republican ticket such
a majority as it received In 1S99. In 1ST2
President Grant had 71,000 majority. In
1S7C Hayes had 41.000 majority. In 1SS0 Gar
field had 53,000 majority. In 1SS4 Blaine had
24,000 majority. In 1SSS Harrison had 2,000
majority. In 1SS2 Harrison had 26,000 ma.
Jorlty. In 1S96 McKInley had 173,000 major
ity. And, in the election of last month,
with the whole strength of the mugwumps
cast against him and the gold standard
Democrats returned to their own party,
McKInley brings forth the largest vote of
confidence that has ever been extended to
an administration since the election of
Grant in 1S72.
It Is plain enough that mugwumpery has
lost Its cunning. Since the crushing defeat
of last November we have heard little from
the llag-furlers In Massachusetts except
that Edward .Atkinson has suspended the
publication of his Tagal propaganda. They
seem to be dumfounded and silenced at
the revelation of their want of power. And
while In this mode they may read and com
prehend the vital statistics presented at the
head of this article the.story of decadence
come upon a once great people.
The world do move. The governor of
Arkansas has come out In favor of national
In addition to an air of official dignity.
Governor Bradley wears a large sized chip
on his shoulder.
Colonel Mose Wetmore's idea of sup
pressing the tobacco trust Is to unload on
It early and often.
Of course, our fine Indian summer does
not show off to such good advantage when
the weather Is unfavorable.
To further complicate matters, it has de
veloped in the testimony that Mr. Roberts
recently became the father of twins.
Hon. Billy Mason has already Introduced
fifty bills in the senate, several of which
are said to be fairly sensible measures.
Watered trust stocks; which we hear so
much about, harm only the capitalists who
ouy tnem. The people need not worry
Mr. Bryan might do a little profitable
hedging now by sending a telegram of
congratulation to the Kentucky election
It cannot even be urged In behalf of Mr.
Roberts that association with congressmen
for a few years would tend to elevate his
"If a man Is Injured in a football game
Is It an accident?" asks the Chicago Tri
bune. No. But If he Isn't injured it is a
Even the most partisan Republican must
admit that Mr. Bryan possesses the requi
site duck hunting qualifications for the
The wholesale grocers are not going to
wait for the United States supreme court.
They propose to get direct action on some
of the trusts.
It Is believed that Mr. Fred White. Dem
ocratic candidate for governor of Iowa at
the recent election, has had about all the
self-conceit taken out of him.
A Topeka man has Invented a flying ma
chine that is Just as good as any ever
constructed. It answers every requirement,
except, of course, that It won't fly.
After mature deliberation,- the Kentucky
election board reluctantly decided to award
the office to the man who was elected.
This takes the dynamite out of the situa
tion. It Is announced that General Weaver will
take the stump for Bryan next year, but
it Is not stated whether he has been en
gaged by the Democratic or Republican
Republicans In the house have no objec
tion to the opposition abusing their finan
cial measure after It Is passed, but they
are not going to delay passage to listen to
The doctors are puzzled over the case of
a New Jersey girl who persistently re
fuses to talk. Have they thought to ask
her what she thinks of that stuck-up Miss
Brown over the way?
In presenting her claim for the Repub
lican national convention, St. Louis will
be able to cite a very strong precedent in
her favor. An excellent piece of work was
dono at that town In the summer of '9C
It Is the imperative duty of the police to
suppress crime and disorder, no matter by
whom or under what circumstances com
mitted. The Kansas City police commis
sioners should paste this In their hats.
The modern guns, which were going to
make war too destructive to engage In, kill
a few dozen or a few hundred In a day's
hard fighting. The old musket and Enfield
rifle of the '60s mowed down thousands in
By appointing Hon. William M. Allen as
Mr. Hayward's successor, the governor of
Nebraska would at one stroke honor the
ablest Popocrat In the state and Inflict on
the senate one of the greatest nuisances It
Seems to Have Been n. Failure, There.
Thirty-six divorce cases were given a
hearing at the recent term of district court
A Magnificent Blu0er.
"What a poker game that man would
play!" comments the Iola Register after
reading about the bluff with which Lieu
tenant Monroe took In EOO Filipinos.
The Capital has fixed the status of all
Kansas newspaper men who do not agree
with It. They are divided between "little
goober editors," "lickspittles" and "smart
Should Re Consistent.
"Since having his vermiform appendix re
moved Amel HJorth Is rapidly Improving,"
says an Ottawa paper. Well, If It Is re
moved, why doesn't the Ottawa paper leave
It out of Mr. Horth's name?
A Conunn-cnl Catastrophe.
By a misplaced comma a paper in Gree
ley county raised a dickens of a row. It
said: "Two young men from LeotI went
with their girls to Tribune to attend the
teachers' Institute, and as soon as they
left, the girls got drunk." The comma be
longed after the girls.
Admits Ills Guilt.
Bent Murdock writes to say that his was
the first paper In Kansas to advocate the
nomination of a United States senator by
the state convention. It will be marked
"exhibit A," as showing that when goailed
by remorse some criminals are willing to
Better Tlint ne Should.
"The miserable thing who edits the paper
over onxthe corner took on a state of in
toxication three years ago and keeps It
still." says one of our Kansas exchanges
in speaking of a loathed contemporary.
And the thought intrudes itself that the
man with this kind of a drunk aboard
ought to keep It still.
An Heirless Estate.
After having been In the Topeka Insane
asylum for many years. August Gaellche,
of Lincoln county. Is dead. He left a fine
farm near Lincoln Center, and, though
his guardaln has sought for a long time,
an heir of the dead man can not be found.
A case similar to this once occurred in
Ellis county. In 1S77 Dr. James O'Brien, a
physician and druggist of Hays City, died
while being operated on for a bullet wound.
He left an estate valued at $40,000, but an
heir to It was never found. O'Brien had
been a hospital steward in the army, and
It was supposed that he enlisted under an
assumed name. He was never known to
speak of his family or antecedents and all
that was ever learned was that he was
born In Ireland.
Thedeath of this Dr. O'Brien recalls an
other tragedy that was closely connected
with it In 1675' there came to Fort Hays
a remarkably handsome and finely edu
cated man by the "name of Jack Wllber.
He had been sergeant major of the Fifth
cavalry and was discharged from the serv
ice soon after reaching Hays. Wllber took
up his residence in the then wild Hays
City and became one of the "men about
town." He was the best dresser that ever
lived in Western Kansas, and In his social
circle nil the females adored him. One
night he and a barkeeper got Into a six
shooter fight, and a stray bullet from the
fusillade entered the knee of Dr. O'Brien,
who was a bystander. The bullet always
troubled the doctor, but the operation
which caused his death did not take place
until two years later. One night shortly
after hla fracas with the bartender. Wit
her got drunk and playfully began to
shoot at a lantern held In the hand of a
railroad brakeman. He missed the lan
tern but succeeded In breaking the brake
man's arm, and for this he was sent to
the penitentiary for two years. He served
his term and was liberated and went at
once to KansaB City. Putting up at a
first-class hotel he shaved, bathed and
dressed himself In a fine nult of broad
cloth. Then, taking a big dose of mor
phine, he laid down on the bed and was
stone dead on the following morning. He
left a note for a certain girl in Hays City,
but to this day no one knows its con
tents. After his deatli it was discovered
that his name was not Wllber, but some
thing French which we cannot remember
now, and that his father was one of the
wealthiest planters on the Island of Mar
tinique. He had been the black sheep of
the family and had come away to the
United States to hide something disgrace
ful. Dr. Cooper Dead.
Dr. S. S. Cooper Is dead at his home In
Oskaloosa, at the age of 72. Dr. Cooper
was a veteran of the Mexioan war. and in
the civil war he served as colonel of the
Fourth Kansas mllltlu. in lbu7 he was
a member of the Kansas senate, and later
he served his people as county treasurer.
He yeil to Capture John Brown.
A. F. Raffo, of Seneca, who wears the
Victorian medal, gained at the battle of
Sebastopol, was a lieutenant In the com
pany of marines which captured John
Brown, in 1S59, at Harper's Ferry. And this
reminds us that the late J. E. Wilson,
brother of Assistant Secretary of State
Hill P. Wilson, was also a member of this
company of marines. Wilson stood next to
the door of the arsenal when John Brown
marched out between the lines and give
himself over, a prisoner.
Died for the One He Loied.
Dr. Emory Buck was a well known phy
sician who practiced south of Coffeyville,
In the Indian Territory. Some weeks ago
Dr. Buck's sweetheart fell 111 with small
pox and the doctor at once went Into quar
antine with her. By careful nursing he
brought the young woman through, but he
himself caught the disease and last Mon
Has Shrank 75 Per Cent.
Last Monday Congressman Rldgely, of
Kansas, nominated J. .C,. Bell, of Colorado,
as the Populism 'candidate for speaker of
congress, and' Juv Bell got four votes.
Three years ago the Populists had sixteen
members In congress, and by comparison
we may observe the Inverse ratio at which
the party has been growing powerful.
Wichita's Cycling Globe Trotters.
Something has been printed of the two
Wichita lads, Charles Hatton and Charles
Musselman, who rode to New York on their
bicycles and then crossed over to Paris.
Below is given an extract from a letter by
these boys to the Wichita Eagle, in which
they describe an adventure .which reads
like one of Oliver" Optic's boy romances:
Last week we walked and talked down
a busy street on our way to night classes
In languages. Some gentleman briskly
stepped past us, then halted and said;
"Did I not hear you young gentlemen
talking English?" AVe assured him he
did, and thereupon he asked us several
questions about our being in France and
ended up by asking us if we were Chris
tians. He then said: "I am going to a
lecture to-night and I believe If you young
men would go with me you would get bet
ter value than by going to the night class.
Can you go? I will see that you get free
admls.iion." Well, we went with him, and
the instant we entered the great hall we
seemei welcomed by a thousand voices all
yelllne in French. The gentleman kept us
at his side and found us seats near the
front and requested that we remain there
until after the lecture and he would find
us. Then he left and entered a side door.
We next found our new friend introduced
to the enthusiastic audience as the lecturer
of the evening. We Inquired his name of
a neighbor. It seemed he was Jhe cele
brated Henri Merle de Ambrlgue. the po
tential minister of France. Well, such a
lecture. No wonder cheer upon cheer
shook the French cobwebs down from those
massive arches and pillars. During the
lecture he referred to America as one of
the proudest countries of the earth whose
people, following the footsteps of Christ,
had set a pattern for all the world; whose
every citizen, even the boys, are enthused
with a zeal of being and doing something
to better the world. Then he spoke of the
two Americans before him, and so on, a
lecture that, catching what we' could In
our imperfect French, told us he was a
man worth knowing.
When it was over he had us walk to his
home and accept an Invitation to to-morrow's
dinner, and we attended. Then he
took us over Paris in his automobile, made
us each a present of a fine derby, and had
another dinner arranged that we might
meet a few friends of Mdlle. de Ambrlgue.
He placed his magnificent library at our
command, a place where one can not reach
out a hand and not touch books. Then his
gallery of paintings Is a rich feast. We
will attend a supper with a lady from
Massachusetts that we met at his home,
on Champs Elysee. So altogether we think
we are having an educational and Interest
Washington Memorial Celebration.
From tha Washington Post-
The centennial of the death of the man
whose memory Is dearer than that of any
other, not only to his countrymen, but to
millions of patriots in other Jands, will
occur on Thursday next, the 14th inst. In
this city, which, .but for his Influence, even
had the independence of the colonies been
secured, would never have existed; in this
city, which Is in itself a "plendld monu
ment to his memory. It Is fitting that this
anniversary should be celebrated- with
solemn dignity; that eloquent tributes
should be paid to his character and to the
priceless sen-ices he rendered to mankind.
The Masonic bodies of the capitol, with
representatives from every grand lodge In
the United States, will assemble with the
grand lodge of Virginia at Mount Vernon
and at Alexandria. An oration by Presi
dent McKInley will be one of the "features
of the celebration at the home of the Fath
er of His Country and first president of the
In this city the George Wnshlngton Mem
orial Association has made ample prepara
tions for the observance of the day. The
commemoration meeting will be held In the
Lafayette Square opera house, at 8:15 p. m..
and the exercises will he such as the great
ness of the occasion calls for. Other or
ganizations have arranged for meetings at
the same time, and It Is gratifying to be
lieve that the day will witness in the na
tion's capital city, founded by George
Wnshlngton. a proper manifestation of the
reverent love of the nation for the hero, the
statesman, the patriot and thu gentleman
whose great life, although ended a hundred
years ago. Is still a vital force in the
The Sanctity of a Churcli.
From the Philadelphia Times.
Persons In New York who look a long
way around a corner to find something to
grumble about are protesting because a
church in the heart of the "Tenderloin"
district, that was once famous as a revival
tabernacle. Is now given over to the se
ductive song of the soubrette. In other
words, it Is turned into u musical hall.
Not a mile away from this edifice. In a
fashionable part of Madison avenue, a
church building has for years been used
as the up-town office of an express com
pany. In enlarging and altering the
building nothing was done to conceal the
fact that It had been a church. In every
growing city one may find churches whose
congregations have deserted them as trade
drove population elsewhere. But have
they ceased to be churches? Charles Kings
ley, In "Hypatla," tells of Augustine want
ing a church In which to preach to his
"There is a ruin which was last month
a church," he was told.
"And is one still," replied the saint.
"Man did not place there the spirit of God
and man cannot expel It."
Not Altogether Disconsolate.
From the Chicago Times-Herald.
"Tha Kansaslans who three years ago
used their dinner horns to cry calamity,"
says the Louisville Courier-Journal, "are
now using their sheep shears to clip cou
pons." It will be seen that Mr. Watterson
still has cheerful moments. In spite of what
happened to Goebel.
George H. Hepworth In the New York Herald.
Let the unrighteous man forsake his thoughts.
A naturalist will tell you that some plants
grow from the inside and others from the
outside. Those of the first class, the "in
side growers," as they are called, add to
themselves at the heart, or center, while
those of the second class, the "outslde
growers," increase by successive external
It is the same with our human kind.
Some of us seem to be wholly dependent
for our happiness on our surroundings, on
what is going on on the outside, while
others are "inside growers" and are de
pendent on their own thoughts for their
comfort and enjoyment.
The man who has the source of hap
piness in himself in better oft than he who
must needs rely on the charity of friends
or circumstances, for his heart is the work
shop in which happiness is made, and he al
ways carries his workshop with him; while
he who is dependent on hla surroundings
will sometimes find that they fall him. The
poorest man on earth Is he who Is misera
ble when alone with his thoughts, and the
richest man Is he who asks nothing more
than to be in the company of his own heart
and mind. That kind of companionship
never deserts him. Is never unfaithful, and
never brings a heartache or a regret.
They tell us that Christ was a man of
sorrows, but It is hard to accept the state
ment. I am Inclined to believe, on the con
trary, that He had an enjoyment of which
we cannot conceive and with which neither
the pangs of Gethsemane nor the nails of
the cross could Interfere. While I dare not
say that He was the happiest man that
ever lived. He was certainly the man who
less than any other relied on his surround
ings. He lived in such a wondrous world
of thought and faith and aspiration that
God's actual presence overwhelmed and
blotted out what to us would be simply un
endurable. He was not unconscious of the
disloyalty and suspicion by which He was
encompassed, and was not perhaps wholly
unaffected by them, but He had that with
in which disdained and even Ignored suf
fering, and His belief that this childish
world, which hated Him because He re
pudiated its religious and moral toys, would
yet accept Him when It grew to manhood
made Him physically indifferent to the
crown of thorns and the derision of the
In this matter, as In others, He Is our
example. When we learn that a thought
Is the only reality In the universe, that he
who has thoughts has pretty nearly every
thing that human nature is capable of re
ceiving, then we shall for the first time be
gin to live. We are children crawling on
the floor at the present, pleased with the
rattle of earthly ambition and tickled with
the f traw of worldly acquisition, but when
we stand in the full stature of our man
hood we shall teach our children that there
Is wholesome and unwholesome bodily food.
Who catches the thought of God has dis
covered the secret of success. It Is better
to be close to the heart of the Almighty
than close to a gold mine. The universe Is
full of health giving Ideas, as the clouds
are full of electricity, and if Instead of be
ing non-conductors, as we always have
been, we can get our souls Into harmony
with the universe we shall become trans
formed and transfigured. Sorrow will be
lessened, because we shall understand Its
meaning, and grim death, who has terri
fied us from the beginning, will be the mes
senger who opens the door of the higher
AVe ore learning more every day, and our
added knowledge so far from lessening our
faith has given it a more eager intensity.
Science doffs Its hat to true religion, not
the dogmatic religion which rocked our
cradles and whose thunderbolts frightened
sheep away, but the religion which allures
us like distant music, which paints this life
in colors so exquisite that we would fain
stay here forever were It not, that another
world still more beautiful opens to our
The religion of the Christ Is slowly com
ing Into heart and home. He has been ob
scured by superstition and by creed. We
have trembled and shrunk away where we
should have rushed Into the all-embracing
arms of a Father. We have been taught
to believe the incredible, and eternal Truth
has been contemned and dlsplsed and
ignored. But the clouds are rolling away.
We can see bits of the clear blue sky even
now, and by and by the heavens will be
bright with the sunshine of the New Testa
ment properly interpreted and under
stood. We stand like some weary traveller
on a hilltop trying to peer through the fog
to catch a glimpse of the home at our
Journey's end. We know that It Is some
where, but exactly where we cannot tell.
Our hands are outstretched as though to
grasp the other life. God can't be far
away: but where is He? We believe, but
our sight Is dimmed. The dear ones who
have gone, the loved 'ones who must soon
go shall there be no reunion in a fairer
clime? The heart cries out, "Yes!" but our
knowledge Is so imperfect that we greatly
That. Is our attitude Just now, the at
titude of a man who ,1V on the eye of dis
covery. We have left the old behind, but
have not yet fully appreciated the new.
We are getting nearer to the Christ. We
ar listening to His words afresh, and
larger truth. like white robed and wel
come angels, are knocking at our doors.
Now we see through a glass darkly, but
after a few more steps have been taken,
when a few more years have passed, we
shall see face to face. The other world
and this will become one. the outstretched
hands of dear ones will be grasped, life
will bo heaven and heaven will be life.
The soul Is hungry for this food, and
God will soon give it to us with His own
The Kleelnic Fllliilno.
"Rose" Field In Chicago Post.
It would seem that there Is nothing very
astonishing or unusual In the fact that a
llttlo Filipino has run away from his new
home in Kansas. Unquestionably the great
moving Impulse to run away is in his
blood, and If he keeps on the Jump he is
merely yielding to a perfectly natural and
normal mental condition. The trouble with
our new brethren, the Filipinos, is that
they are restless, nervous, eager for
change of scenery, which is one of the po
tential reasons why they have not quietly-
sat down In camp and waited to be killed.
The little boy is not to be reproved be
cause the nomadic Instinct nas asserted
itself so strongly or because he got the
Impression that there are more congenial
places of residence than Kansas. Very
likely ho Is now headed for Chicago, to
which all good Kansans eventually come,
and will be perfectly content to linger at
least for a time with us, wearing the hon
orable title, "formerly of Kansas." Other
Filipinos have run away within the last
year. Some of them are still running, and
we learn from our special correspondent
that If this thing keeps up the whole prov
ince of Luzon will become one vast race
course, and that while the battle will be
to the strong the race will be to the swift.
Running, per se. Is good exercise, and run
ning away frequently has Its advantages.
Let us be patient with our new brothers
In time they will acquire a slower and
more dignified gait. .
He Waited anl It Came.
From the Washington Post.
There is an old p."overb which says that
all things come to him who waits. Con
gressman Gill, of Ohio, who succeeds the
late Lorenzo Danford, I3 a living example
of Its truth.
Mr. GUI Is the largest manufacturer of
lamp chimneys in the world, but this has
nothing to do with the story. Away back
in 1S72, when Danford was running for con
gress. Gill was a delegate to the nominating
convention, which, by the way, was his first
experience In politics. It was a close con
test, and Gill, by throwing the votes of his
county to Danford, secured the latter's
nomination. Danford served three terms
and then practiced law for eighteen years.
When he again sought a nomination. Gill
happened to be a member of the conven
tion, and, by a curious coincidence, was In
position to give Danford the necessary es
sential votes. Danford came to congress
ana serveu two terms.
"" During his second term he sought Gill,
"It's your turn now," he said. "I will de-
cllne the nomination, and you can be se
"nut. said Gill, "have you any law
practice now? And hadn't you better hold
onto the $5,000 a year for another term?"
"I'll take my chances," replied Danford.
"I won't do it." said Gill, emphatically.
So Danford ran again and was re-elected.
"o u'eu uunng me summer, GUI was
named to fill the vacancy, and last Monday
sioou in uantord's place to take the oath.
Result of Trusting nnd Hoping-.
The village blacksmith stood within the
shade of the chestnut tree. His heart was
heavy within him as he bewailed to the
new parson his hard lot. "It is very differ
ent to what It was, sir." he said. "It's
hard now to. get a living, what with the
rise in food, and, worse than all, the com
petition." "You mean the young man who .has re
cently opened a forge at the other end of
the village?" queried the minister.
"Well, well," answered the minister, pre
paring to take his departure, "you must
go on trusting and hoping," and with these
words of comfort he left.
A few days afterward, passing the same
way, the minister stopped to inquire as to
how things were going. This time the
blacksmith met him with a cheerful visage.
"Things are looking up." he explained, "I
went on trusting and hoping, as you ad
vised, sir, and It's all right now. The
young man's dead!"
Same old congress
Here once more;
Roll calls. too
Same old congress.
Full of bills
Tor our Ills.
While we're thankful
Same old congress,
He was in a great picture gallery, stand
ing before a beautiful picture of the nude.
"Ah!" he cried mournfully, so that all
around should hear his protest, "Oh, the
sinfulness of It. Oh, that I should see such
a thing here."
"Tell us where else you've seen It, guv'
nor!" cried a rude young man standing by;
and the good man said no more.
Few of Us Do, Any Troy.
From the Chicago News.
"Suppose that Father Time were bald?"
remarked the girl with the illustrated al
manac; "how it would Interfere with prog
ress." "In what way?"
"Why, we couldn't take Time by the fore
lock." Midway Plalsance.
From Harper's Bazar.
OMulligan "Phwat kind av a Job have
yez now, O'Hara?"
O'Hara "Shure it's an alsy job I have
now, Dlnny. I stand on the corner wld wan
sign hung on the front av me and wan
sign hung on the back av me. and, begorra.
oeiwane tne two 1 git me IlvInV
What He Said.
From the Washington Star.
"Did you say the Americans are upon
us.- asKcu me Jrillplno officer.
"No," answered the chief. "I have Just
been making some studies In the United
States slang. I don't think they can be In
duced to pay us a cent. What I said Is that
they are 'onto' us."
Never Feazed Him.
"If you were the only man In the world."
she said, emphatically, "I wouldn't marry
"Oh, well," he replied, nonchalantly, "if
I were the only man in the world, you
wouldn't get me. I'd go In for a pretty
Catting si Friend.
From Harlem Life.
"What have you been doing?" inquired a
"Just cutting an acquaintance." replied
Colonel Bludd. of Kentucky, wiping his
bowie on his sleeve.
When the 'Birds" Get Gay.
Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye.
Four and twenty blackbirds baked In a pie:
When the pie was opened the birds began to sing,
"Innt. Bflrnirt'' "f-RmrarlM anA all ,t.. -- ,
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THE KING'S MESSENGER.
Send Thon. O Lord, to erery plaee,
Swift messengers before Thy face.
The- heralds of Thy wondrons grace.
Where Thon. Thyself, wilt come.
Send Thon whose eyes hire, seen the King;
Those In whose ears His sweet words ring;
Sei-d inch Thy lost ones home to bring;
Send thtm where Thou wilt come.
To frlrg good news to souls In slnr
The t-ruised and broken hearts to win:
In ecery place to bring them in.
Where Thon, Thyself, wilt come.
ONLY A CHILD.
"TIs only s child!" the people said
As they passed the honse of our baby dead,
A child they saw. and nothing more.
From the ribbon white upon the door.
Only a child!
" "TIs only x child!" I heard aloud
As the hearse went threading thro' the crow
And no one thought to watt a prayer.
For only a child waa passing there.
Only a child:
Twis only a child the curious real.
Oa the marble shaft above his head.
"A little child of the briefest year
Among the dead lies burled here."
Only a child!
Twas only a child! But more to me
Than all this world again can be.
Our future hope and present loy
God's dearest gift that anget boy.
Only a child!
Twas only a child! Yes. that was ill
A little child so tiny snd small.
And yet. O Christ, thro" Him I se
The way and life that !ads to Thee.
Only a child!
And each shall care for other
And each to each shall bend.
To the poor a noble brother.
To the good an equal friend.
OP CURRENT INTEREST.
New Point In Bankruptcy Lasv.
A new point In the national bankruptcy
law the first of its kind that has been
raised was before the United States dis
trict court at Pittsburg last week. Hamil
ton Bros., fruit packers, of North East,
Pa., had been placed In Involuntary bank
ruptcy and It was subsequently learned
that the firm was not Insolvent. The peti
tion In bankruptcy was therefore dis
missed, and an order made on the creditors
to show cause why they should not pay
damages, counsel fees and costs t the de
fendants. The counsel for Hamilton Bros,
claims that the law provides for cases of
this nature, although there Is no precedent
upon which to determine the amount of
damages. It is averred that the unwar
ranted bankruptcy proceedings have great
ly injured the firm, both in business and
"The Horseless Farmer."
William Johnson, a farmer, near Koko
mo, Ind., has run a farm of six acres thirty
years and never had a horse on the place.
He is known throughout the section aa
"the horseless farmer." He raises com,
potatoes, celery, melons, and all kinds of
vegetables, all the land being under culti
vation. Johnson does all the work himself
by hand. He has hand-plows, hand-cultivators,
hand-planters, and hand-harvesters.
Even the marketing is all done by hand.
He trundles his crops to town In a wheel
barrow, making an average of three trips
a day the year round. In the thirty years
Johnson and his wheelbarrow have trav
eled lCS.OUO miles nearly seven times around
the world. When a boy he was kicked by a
horse, and since then he has had nothing
to do with horses.
Why They Pick Out the Officers.
Colonel Robertson, of the Gordon High
landers, relates that in the course of a con
versation which he had with General Jou
bert In liSl he asked why the Boers so con
sistently picked oft the officers In their en
counters with the British. Joubert's answer
was as follows: "You officers are ail rich
and are" quite independent of your profes
sion; you can come into your army and
leave it when you please; but the privates
are poor men and they cannot get away
when they please, and they must fight
when they are ordered to, and It Is how
they get their living. Besides, we have no
quarrel with them, and we do not want to
kill one of them if we can help it."
Be Wasn't a. Poor Inventor.
A New York writer disposes of the state
ment that the late Mr. Mergenthaler did
not reap the rewards which he was fairly
entitled to as the Inventor of the linotype,
machine. Dying at the early age of -to. he
had already received in cash, after his In
vention had become productive, more than
$1,000,000. Shortly before his death he sold
his remaining stock for between $300,000
and $400,000. and his heirs continue to re
ceive his royalties at the same rate at
which they were paid In his lifetime.
Chamberlain an Orchid Faddist.
Joseph Chamberlain, the British colonial
minister, has long been famous for his or
chids, his collection being one of the flnest
in the world. Some years ago he saw in
Paris an exceedingly rare orchid, an exact
duplicate of one he owned. He asked the
price, and was told 20,000 francs. The En
glishman at once gave a. check for the
amount, and then, throwing the flower on
the floor, crushed the only rival of his own
The little town of Selma. Ala.. Is the
home of Senator Morgan and also of Sen;
ator Pettus and also of Governor Johnston,
who aspires to succeed Morgan. Such a sit
uation, as the Springfield Republican sug
gests, would never be tolerated In this part
of the country. If nature has not distrib
uted talent by locality with a fair degree
of equality we insist upon an artificial dis
tribution. A Composite 3Iadonnsu
Mr. Joseph Gray KItchell. of Indianapo
lis, has, "after many months" work," suc
ceeded In making a composite photograph
of all the greatest painting of Madonnas
known to exist. The report says that
"the face Is marvelously beautiful per
haps the highest type Idealized by man."
and that "as a scientific contribution to art
the result is significant."
A Judge Who Fines Doc-Kickers.
Police Magistrate Crane, of New York,
not long ago fined and severely lectured
a man who was brought before him for
kicking a homeless dog "just for fun."
Now Harry J. Bascomb, of Providence,
who has some valuable collies in the New
York dog show, has presented Mr. Crane
with one of them.
Not In the Fanston Class.
A South African correspondent of tha
New York World says that some British
troopers, trying to emulate Funston during
the battle of Modder river, swam the
stream under Are. but finding things too
warm when they were nearly across, they
were forced to retire and "Joining hands,
Death From Seasickness.
Seasickness Is given as the cause of death
of Judge John R, Putnam of th9 appellate
division of the New York supreme court,
who died on a steamship just outside of
Hong Kong. The judge was on his way
to Manila to visit his son, a soldier In our
Dr. Newell Dwlght HIIlIs. or Plymouth
church, Brooklyn. 13 an enthusiastic horse
man, and says he thinks out his best ser
mons while on horseback.
Latest Shape In Street Cars.
A new electric railway car now used In
Brussels Is of a triangular form in front,
the purpose being to reduce the reslsianc
cf the air.