Newspaper Page Text
THE BURLINGTON FREE TRESS AND TIMER: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1913.
Tho WEEKLY FIIHE PRESS, 3 ccnl.t
cp coiy rA cents for six months, $1.00
i r vf r i tngc paid.
Ailvci't ii ints and subscription re
iclved nt the office, 1H9 College street
Full advertising rates sent on applica
tion. Accounts ennnot be opened for subscrlp
llons, Subscribers will plensc remit with
jrder Names nro not entered until pay
ment Is received, nnd alt papers arc stop
ped at the end of the time paid for.
Itemlttnnco nt the rlk of the subscriber
unless made by registered letter, or by
Mick or postal order payable to tho pub
lishers The date when the subscription expire
Is on the address-label of each paper,
tho change of which to n subscoucnt
Jato becomes a receipt for remittance
No other iccclpt Is sent unless requested.
The receipt of tho paper Is n sufficient
receipt for the first subscription.
Vv hen n change of nddrcss Is desired,
both the old and new addresses should
Term $1.00 n Year. In Advance
I)AII,V by mnll !?-i.00 n jriir in niStiiiirc.
It.VTi: IX CA.VAHAi
I1AII,Y JI.OO ii je-nr In nil Mice.
WEEKLY. . . .$2.00 n jenr In advance.
puki: l'ltr."1 association.
I'nbllilieri, llurllngton, Vt. I
IIURIINOTON THURSDAY, PER 27.
Wlien you want nnj thing, advertise!
In the new sncelni -lumn of this
paper Some bargains aro offered
thero this week which It will pay you
to read about. See page two. ThlB
paper has more than 26, 000 readers
every week anj ono cent a word will
reach them nit.
Wo trust our Mexican neighbors,
jet we feel like calling for proof of
their statements regarding tho man
ner of Madero's death.
John Bull wants Uncle Ham to ln
tcrvono in Mexico, but whoso chest
nuts arc to be pulled out of the fires
of the 1. tot Latin-American revolution''
Jt now seems settled by tho latest
i dvlces from Washington thnt Wil
l'ani J. Bonn is to bo secretary of
state under 1'iesldunt Wilson. It will
not be the first time that Bryan has
been tho democratic premier.
The announcement that each mem
lior of tho 'ate Legislature ilifw $TG
In salary besides mileage, has already
resulted In tho starting of a. movement
to pledge candidates for the next
Legislature to support n bill provid
ing for .a flat salary of f.100. It Is a
good iacn and It ought to bo pushed
nlong from tho prusunt time until the
next legislative elections occur.
Tho reports tell of a nation-wide
movement to suppress the use of ilow
ors at funernlp The reason given for
this attempted change Is that it will
tenJ to ease the high cost of living,
by diminishing tho high cost of dy
ing, At first blush this Innovntlon
does not seem entirely laudable. It
Is an awesome and deep Impulse which
results In flowers at funerals. They
nre a tribute And ho giving of them
is In most cases done to satisfy a
wish to do something, a kind of crav
ing for sacrlflco which enmes direct
from the henrt of the giver. The crav
ings of men's hearts nre not as com
mon as the cravings of their stom
a lis, but they nro as real. And It is
l arely los'ible that they aro as important
Ft minus week.
It 1s farmers' week at the Univer
sity. It is a healthy sign for our
materlnl prosnerity that fertilizers
have found their way into the cur
riculum. Who can bo a recluse now?
Tho recent appropriation for agricul
tural extension work sends the col
lege out to the farmers. This insti
tution of farmers' week draws tho
fanners in to the college. Tho more
practical life is mixed with scholas
tic principles the belter. The moro
scholastic llfo In vitalized with prac
tical problems tho better. It Is an
entirely desirable give and take.
But why J ut extend the principle?
Why not havo ministers' week, and
lawyers' week, and doctors' week. It
would novcr do to have legislators'
week because before It bocamo possi
ble to get them back homo that week
would havo laMeel five months.
ARTESIAN WELL JVTYSTERIES
A liter Taken KM Year i Hin e 110
Mile I ndcrgrnunil.
Artesian basins, or the underground
water supply which furnishes artesian
wells with their constantly flowing
streams, sometimes spouting to a con
siderable height above the surface, aro
often popularly referred to ns "subter
ranean rivers," which nre believed to
"How" at great depths, eventually finning
their way to the surfue-o to feed somu
Most artesian water supplies consist
simply of water-filled strata of sand
stone or other porpous rock material,
through which the water very slowly por-
Republican Move to Change Representation in Conventions.
Tlu presold, fieiii'i'iitioii of Vcrmoiiior.s first i-aino to up
proeinto to n liini'Uod dejroc Ihe objt'ctioiiiible- fcatureii of the
existing system of representation in national conventions when
southern delegates were used by the Roosevelt administration
in J DOS to force Mr. Taft upon the people as a candidate for
the presidency, whereas a host of people in common with most
of those of Vermont were anxious for an opportunity to vote
for Governor Hughes of New York.
The same system that Roosevelt used in l!)08 to nominate
Taft was used in turn by Taft in 1052 to secure his own nomina
tion, and the system was no better and no worse in the one case
than it was in the other, no matter which contest is chosen as
A host of Vermonters objected to the system in 1008, and
sonic of them who found fault with it in 10(18 when it was used
against Hughes by Roosevelt regarded it as something like poo
tic, justice when the same system worked against ite adapter
Now that the people of the whole country have become con
vinced that the system of representation in question is neither
democratic nor representative, there ought to be no difficulty
in substituting for it something more modern, and the sugges
tion of 1he republican leaders that a convention be held for tho
purpose of making a change in the system ought to meet with
general approval. x
In order that we may thoroughly understand the whole sit
uation it may be well to glance at the development of the pres
ent method of representation in republican national conventions.
Inasmuch as the basis of representation in tho national
councils of the Republican parly is in effect the same as the
basis for the representation of the States in Congress, it follows
that the evils of reprcsentatoin for the disfranchised colored
vote from the southern States in Congress should also be felt
in the national conventions of any party using that basis but
having small vote in the Slates in question.
In T?(i2 there wore 1.10(5.112 slaves according to the figures
used in discussion of the project to have the federal government
buy the slaves and set them free: and inasmuch as representa
tion in Congress under the old constitution of 1787 was based
upon white population and three-fifths of the slave population,
the misrepresentation of the routhern States in connection with
the choice of a president has been of lontr standing.
Inasmuch as the republican national platform adopted in
Philadelphia on June 17. IS'iCi. proclaimed it both the right and
the duty of Congress to prohibit in the territories "those twin
relics of barbarism, polygamy and slavery, it was to be expected
that from that moment the southern States would be practically
a unit against the party's candidates. For the first time in the
hjstory of the country the slave States in the election of that
tear threw a unanimous electoral vole of 100 for ihe same per
son, and Pennsylvania gave its electoral vote to the Democra
tic, party for the last time, while Fremont received the solid vote
of New England.
The lesson which led to 1be ultimate adoption of the prin
ciple that no congressional district should be deprived of rep
resentation in the republican national convention was learned
in connection with the campaign of 18fi0. The prevalence of
the general ticket system in the different Stales resulted in a
consolidated northern vote for Lincoln. Such a vote came to
be d-'plored f.s sectional and datiL'orous. whereas representation
by congressional districts would have broken up the sectional
character of the result al that time.
The first trouble growing out of the acceptance of southern
delegates in a national convention was experienced in the re
publican national convention held in Baltimore on .June 7, 18(54.
The adit r, of the convention in ndniil tintr the delegates from
Tennessee with full rights determined the choice of Andrew
Johnson as the candidate for vice-president. Vice-President Ham
lin being refused a renomination. If Hamlin had been re
nominated the Johnson impeachment proceedings would not
have a place in our national history, and the country would
have been spared the constant struggle Unit ensued under
Johnson to limit the power of the executive on the one hand
and to hinder the enforcement of the views of Congress on the
The fourteenth amendment which was declared to be the
supreme law of the land in 1S(5S further increased the political
importance of the southern States. Representation in Congress
thereby became apportioned among the several States accord
ing to the whole number of persons in each Slate. This meant
an increased number of electoral votes from the South as well
as increased representation in Ihe republican national con
vention. "With the practical disfranchisement of colored voters in
many sections of the South, while the representation in Con
gress as well as in the republican conventions continued to be
based in effect upon population, there came a time when the fed
eral office holders of the South were able to practically dictate
the selection of delegates to the republican national conventions,
and in effect to dictate the choice of a candidate, whenever the
delegates from that section held the balance of power.
This influence resulted in the re-nomination of President
Benjamin Harrison at the national convention in Minneapolis
in les02, and from that time to this the delegates from the States
which choose few republican electors have continued to bo a
bone of contention in republican national conventions.
A move to eliminate this disturbing factor was suggested
a short time ago by United Slates Senator Cummins of Iowa, a
progressive republican, who proposed lo call a convention to
accomplish at least two reforms: The first was to reduce
southern representation so that southern States solidly demo
cratic should be represented in conventions, if at all, only in
proportion to the republican vote they east for president, which
would eliminate the southern office holder, and make it im
possible for-either a president or a political boss lo mass south
ern delegates with patronage and thus dominate or hold the
balance of power in a national convention.
The second change suggested was the modification of the
rules of the national republican national committee so lliat the
action of political primaries authorized under State law in
electing delegates to a national convention would be vali 1 un
der the rules of the organization.
These and other propositions are now being actively dis
cussed, together with the project to hold a national convention
in the near future to make any changes in organization and
methods that may seem desirable. It is practically a certainly
that steps in the direction indicated will be taken before the
next national election, but that is a long way off and the selec
tion of a date for a convention to bring about this result will
depend upon developments.
It is entirely safe to say, however, that the methods by
which Roosevelt and Taft in succession dominated republican
national conventions will be oliminaled by the Republican
of this "subterranean river" to How that
ellslance; that Is, tho rains falling upon
the exposed portions nf tho porous rocks
colntes, confined from above and boleiw , near Frederick sln.lt In and move south
by othei strata of impervious rock or
Through this Inclosed layer of parents
rock the water works Its way with in-
waul at the rate of about one mile a year.
The water Issuing from the wells at
Colonial Beach to-day fell as in In em the
uplands nnd mountains of Maryland
Unite Bluwness, following tho dip or slant around about the time that Washington
to the surface, It the surface at this
point be below tho source of the supply.
e"'ijarso sandstone Is capable of holding
a great quantity of water, ns much as six
eiuarts per cubic foot , but the rato of
Its movement through this rock Is so
Blow as to bo almost Inappreciable.
To illustrate how slowly the water tiav-
i'Is Many arteslon or flowing wells are
lotmd along tho Pot'iiuue river at Colonial
Dench and other points 111 Virginia, about
CO miles south of Washington. This water
Is obtained by drilling Into a nindstouu
jormanon wmcn exeenos along tna ro
lomae Valkv and Into Maryland and eut
crops near Frederick, Md., seime HI miles
north of Wnnblnntnii.
was president of the young
republic Scientific American.
BRIQUETTES OF SAWDUST.
Pinning Mill ltefiiNe Turned ('limply
Into Fuel by (irrmiimi.
A new Industry mav be successfully
combined with the planing mills, that of
making of the sawdutt briquettei to bo
useel for firing under tho bailors, thus
considerably decreasing the cost of the
fuel to tho mill owner. This in being
very advantageously done In Gurmany
The sawdii.it Is automatically gathuri'd
and convoyed to a place near the preisses.
nw.ut im years for tho watorl From hero it is carried over a heated belt-
i onveyer to a drying lo.mi. This has a
eyellndiical i evolving drum about two
leet In illum ter and fe et long.
In this drum the sawdust Is" partially
dried, the pitch eontalmd In the wood Is
softened, acting hereafter as a binder.
From hero the sawdust Is conveyed over
..n Incline to the after-dryer of the samo
shape as tho first dryer, which forms a
part of tho pies-s.
Ileie It Is submitted to a higher tem
perature to drive off all tho moisture, and
kept running forward toward tho end of
the after-dryer by intatlng paddlpa. At
the end of this after-dryer the s.ivvdtist
falls through an opening Into the trough.
At the end of ench pri'sslng operation,
which takes place about 21 tlimw a min
ute, a briquette Is made about 5 1-2 Inches
by S7-S InchcH by 11-1 lne.li, weighing be
tvveen eme-half and throc-iiun-tors of a
pound Tho installation Is very cheap,
costing In Germany only $21, Scientific
Dc'idu about whether or not you can
"afford to buy It" Just now AFTER you
havo studied thu adsl
Nw Tax Law Passed by Legislators artel Favored by Governor
After ten years of almost continuous agitation of the ques
tion of unequal taxation in Vermont, the Legislature, has passed
n remedial lax measure, and it has the official approval of Oov
ernor Fletcher. It is not the remedy which Governor Fletcher
sought, but it has so much merit along with some objectionable
features that the executive believes it should be tried for two
years, at the expiration of which time any part found imprac
ticable or objectionable can be eliminated and any new fea
ture desired added.
The new measure in brief abolishes all offsets and provides
for the exemption from taxation of all loans within the State at
a rate of interest at five per cent, or less.
In order to understand tho effect of the new legislation let
us glance at the inequalities for which the people demanded a
The two sources of complaint in connection with existing
tax legislation havo been double taxation and the abuse of off
sets. It is probably safe lo say that those most responsible for
complaint aro those who have taken advantage of the offset
to dodge their just share of the burden of taxalion.
Under our tax laws of the past few years the only people
who paid what is called a double (ax have been such farmers,
home owners and others as were forced to mortgage their
real estate to borrow money. The fanner out of debt and the
merchant and manufacturer enjoying an offset were entirely
free from the additional tax burden in question.
The problem which confronted the present Legislature,
therefore, was to afford the debtor farmer and home-owner
some relief to compensate them for the offset allowed owners
of personal properly, .'ind to take measures to prevent the abuse
Inasmuch as the double burden of taxation for the
debtor farmer or home-owner resulted from the natural aim of
the lender to force the borrower to bear some share of the tax
on the money, Governor Fletcher believed that the true solution
of the problem of double taxation was to relieve the lender
from taxation provided the loan was made at a reduced rate of
Governor Fletcher believed that the way to deal with the
abuse of offsets was to adopt measures to force assessors to be
more rigid and provide preliminaries intended to block the
abuse of the offset system.
tn spite of the fact that no person having an offset was
paying a double tax in any way. objection was made to the
proposal to relieve the debtor farmer and home-owner from
double taxation by exempting money loaned at a low rate of
interest, the ground of objection beintr thaT it was class legis
lation and that all borrowers should have the same privilege
extended to the debtor real estate class.
To permit the holder of personal property to have an off
set and at the same time receive the benefit of the taxation of
loans at a low rate would manifestly be a double injustice to
the farmer, and the only way to obviate this and grant a uni
form rate of exemption of loans from taxation was to abolish
all offsets entirely.
AVe have hebl all along that Governor Fletcher's plan of
relief for double taxation of the debtor farmer and home-owner
and the abuse of offsets was much more simple than that ad
vocated by some of the legislators, but it can not be denied that
the forcing of property both real and personal of all classes to
pay a tax regardless of debts owing would tend to equalize the
burden of taxation, if it stood alone.
The question now is as to the combined effect of the abolish
ment of offsets and the exemption from taxalion of all money
loaned in the Slate at a low rate of interest on all kinds of
property. First, what will be the net effect upon the business
man when deprived of offsets, second, what will be the ultimate
effect upon the farmer?
In order to derive benefit from the new tax legislation the
merchant must get his money al a lower rate of interest than
formerly. lie loses his offset for debts owing in any event,
and the difference between the tax on the amount he would
naturally offset and the one per cent, saved on his borrowed
capital will measure the net effect of the new law so far as he
Somebody must pay the taxes, and unless the tax on the
total addition to the grand list through the abolishment of off
ses equals or exceeds the amount of taxes lost through the ex
emption of all loans on all kinds of properly at five per cent,
the difference must be made' good by an increased rate of
If a capitalist is willing to loan all his money at five per
cent, he pays no lax whatever, and the other classes get what
ever benefit they derive from cheaper money for the debtor
class to compensate them for any increased burden of taxation.
The general effect of this sweeping measure will be to fix
the rate of interest at five per cent, and a saing of one per
cent, on large loans inns- wean much to the business man,
especially if his stock is small when the tax inventory is made.
Cheaper money for the debtor class means greater develop
ment of Vermont's natural resources, and the encouragement
of our young men and women to remain in this State and help
it to progress and flourish.
riu: mow iF('ii vi: n.vn'i.n i.
The baitle of Maiathon, Km ll.C . is gen
erally rrgr'd'd n the most decisive in
hlstoiy. Kl.'-v.-n thousand Greeks under
the great general Mtltindes defeated ten
times ns many lVrManB. and set an ex
ample lor bravery unparalleled in tha
not lei's liNtory. The great Greek war
of in li pe iidrr.ee. when the Hellenes
thiew off the yoke, lusted from lS.il to
1K."J and was the eulinin.'tlon of four
om:vi.: tiu: i,.w
"The law Is our highest and holiest thing,
io worship and dread,"
The highly auriferous oleato king
In majesty said.
But when the law ordered, "Como under
The moralist lied.
"Oh, annichy's here If tho law cannot
ile uttered the shout.
centuries of Turkish bomlnpe. Almost "Yet' lnw m-l"'t b(' master of sage and of
one-half of th riicekr pptl'heel, anil thelrl
cause t-eemi'd Ihu'cU-hs. i.s the Tuilts
had called the Kgyptiaiii- to their aid,
when Knglancl. UiisrIh and Franco for
med a league to h lp tin ir.i.e Hellenes
As a icsiut ibi i; . i i.i tho
combined forces defeated ihe Turks
and the- liKjptlnn" in the buy
of Nnvarlno; the French troops drovo tho
Kgyptlnns from the FoloponneRiis,
and independent e for Cireece was won.
The poet Byron took a sympathetic part
to sing tha Creiies to fieedoin. Thei
mttm: m niMtins.
(Fiom the Chicago Tilbuno.)
"Mister, here'k tbeiu M tons n' colli
you otdered this mornln'."
.No, sir; this lurt the real, genuine
ollvo oil; that's why we can sell It no
eh en p."
"Von don't need io waste any sym
pathy on me, old top; I'm sutlstled with
rnv work my hours and my wages."
rientleine ii. the conducted Is asking
us to move forward in the ear. Como
on; there'. plenty of r.iom."
"AH right, old geout: you gel your in
crease In salary. The fan all tell me
vou'ro worth It."
"Young mini. (llir lesignatlon Is In
tin vvwie-baski i; I may as well tell you
that we're going to make vou a junior
( Tin: Tii'i't.vc ticoi in.i:.
(From the Toronto .m ,! Kmplrc.)
"A New York hotel has elevii-i'd a novel
means for abollfdilng tjlo tippinu evil, as
Of genius nnd lout
Ilia tryant mus face It as well as the
And then ho skipped out.
"Tho lack of respect for tho law In our
I deeply deplore
The greatest should bow to Its slightest
Not daie to ignore.
Hut whe ii a subpoena was close to h!s
I to bolted his door.
"l'Voui earliest infancy children should
The lnw to revere;
its ethical value we all should discern
As priceless!- dear."
lint seeing n writ, ho performed a swift
And lied by the ront.
UP AND DOWN,
It's fact; deny it no ono can.
You'll and that It is true;
That If you look up to a man
Ho will look down on you.
WHY BUR WBPT.
Tho play that she saw was "Knst Lynno,"
And her sobbing created a dynnc;
"Do you weep 'cause you're sad 7"
Asked a man who was mad.
She said: "No, Mr, I sat on a pynne."
Willie "Paw, why do they call poker
tho great American game?"
Paw "llccauso the chip's are red, white
and blue, my on."
"I tried to sing my youngest boy to
sleep," said Senator Sorghum, "but It
wouldn't work. Then I told him a story,
nnd that wouldn't work, either."
"How did you get him to sleep?"
"My wife camo to tho rescue with one
of her clover suggestions. I delivered one
of my speeches to him." Washington
HIS FOOT IN IT.
She It seems strange that you did not
remember by face and yet you remember
Ho (awkwardly) Well you know, you
have an attractive sort of name. Yonk
"The codflsh," said tho professor, "lays
consldeinbly moro'than a million eggs."
"It's mighty lucky for tho codfish that
she doesn't have to cackle over every
egg," said the student, who came from
a farm. Indianapolis Journal.
USED TO IT.
"What witnesses have you on "our
"I have two, a married man and a sin
"I'll summons tin- married man and put
him on the stand. He can stand cross
( xnmlnatlon better." Omrlcr-Journal.
WILL NEED IT.
"She Is going to marry him to reform
"in that case I will be careful about
selecting the wedding present. I'll pick
out something that she enn pawn when
the lean days come."
THE STORY TELLER,
nnrcrn W Cstomn.. .-,il.l n
Ilostnn ttnntlat ftnrlni Fnlnn tvl,r.
to the nevvstiaDor men nt Col imhln r,..n
cd a neat "gag." "I'm going to show you
something which I have In m pocket.
he said. "I novcr saw It, you never saw
It, nobody over saw It You can look at
It, and then I'll never see It again, you'll
never sen It again, nobody will over sen
It ngain. How many of you believe me?'
i' our ui me nve men neiu up meir nanus
doubtfully. Then Mr. Coleman took a
peanut from his pocket, shnled It, ex
posed the kernel, which nobody had ever
en. Then ho ate tho kernel. Kansas
J-no conversation turned to public
schools, and Victor Herbert, who had
been an attentive listener, told this on
about Johnny and his grammar lesson
Johnny was unusually slow in proper!
hooking up a sentence, and the teachei
was trying hard.
"Now, look here, Johnm , she said
"would It be proper for you to say, 'You
can't learn me nothing'' "
"Yes, ma'am!" promptly replied Johnny
In n tono of conviction.
"Wty, Johnny!" exclaimed the teacher
with a hopeless glance at the pupil "Tell
Cause yer can't!" was the positive
tejolnder of Johnny.
THAT SETTLES IT
A young woman new- . renorter
was sent by her editor to mi n. .r v rtl h
arel Watson Ollder, e-dller of t-. s
Magazine and to secure a ::, - ,m article
on "Young Women In Lit- r ur
"It was a fetching .Mi-t t fu' of
meat," explained thu young rmn after
ward, "and I saw not onl- M w n'- ,n
tho story, but at least fi.W") 13-.' ' irt-er
got any further than the II st ci , atn n
Mr. Glider's answer took t'.o very (If
out of me. I asked him: Now, Mr 0"
Cer, what woulel you say was the .rs
the chief, tho all-essential rcrpitsltc for f
young woman entering the1 lit rarv fi
I waited with bated breath, when he ans
" 'Pa'tago stamps.'
"That settled It." Newark Star.
Hlpson I've nearly $ll,rri saved.
Nlpler What are you saving for?
Hlpson I'm going to build a $10,00
SHOWING THEM I.P.
"They say you havo to become tho wife
of n man to finel him out."
"Oil! then you find hlrri out all right
out at the club every night as a rule."
O boniitlful diictrlno that's unite
(Vet not very new),
That points to the dlllleult righteousness
With. "Stick to It! Do!"
And say that all persons must bow to
Excepting, sny, you!
Now York World,
Fit HDD 1 13'S EXAMINATION PAPKU.
The people who llvu in the uninhabited
poitlons of the tiii th aiv mostly e-aunl-bills.
Geometry Is that brunch of imith.u,, ii.
far as its mrr concerned. It will give les that di'als with ancels.
a ten per cm. aigcounl on all dining lingfellow WI1H It f II llblooileil Alnni-L
eheekH th.it lujirescnt mom than .'. cents, can poet, lie wrote The Saiiuui eif l.lfo.
and of coin-He the patroiib will be ' The Pilgrliiis camo to America so that
peeled to kivo the waiter- Ihe 10 per cent, they might perseeuto their lellglon in
that they save-. Tho scliemo will work peace.
satisfactorily ir eoino way can be found Hltctiiclty is a current of very strong
to provent the hotel In eiimsllon from In-, t-tulf.
creasing Its piicos by nbout 15 p r cent. I Sir luaae Newton Invented gravitation
all round " . out of an nppio.
An axiom is something that Is nlvvavs
Test "thu Want Ad Way" of finding uven If It Isn't so.-Womnu's Homo
the Under ot your lost article, ' Companion.
AT Till: CltOSS-MOADs.
An old man sat at the cross-roads
On a stone by the village street.
He was weary and worn and travel-stained
And faint from the dust aid heat.
And his gray head drooped as he sat
With hunger and travel spent.
While the noon-day throng went hurry
On their homeward Journey bent.
And I parsed by with the others
In that heedless currtnt caught
That re'eks nor cares for the stranger
Nor the homeless wanderer's lot.
nut the picture left its Image;
I could not drive It away,
And I thought nf One who would surely
Had he been In the crowd that day.
How his eyes sought out the outcast,
Who was barred from his fellow' door.
llw he gave his hand to the woman
And bade her sin no more.
I saw Him kneel by the leper,
As he sliuddeied and cried, "Unclean!"
And health and Joy and manhooel came
At the touch of the Nazarene.
They are sitting there at the cross-roads.
Weary and faint alone,
Thero are many bowed with n sinner's
Or a shnmo that Is not their own.
It may be n friendless orphan,
Or a slave In tho thrall ot drink
Your path may lend to a happy homo,
And his to the liver's brink.
The wretched, the weak, the burdened,
The pilgrim with way-worn feet
They are .sitting there as the old man sat
At the place where the cross-roads
Oh, linger a hit at the wayside.
And let your heart bo i.eard,
As it bids you pause by your brother-man
And give him a cheeilng word.
For tho life that loves Is lovely
And the soul that gives expamls,
And the heart that warms to p brother's
Is like to the Son of Man's.
Ariel the meed will be right royal,
When he says to you and me,
"Inasmuch as ye did for the least of
Yo have done It unto me."
I''. C. Wellman, In the Christian Herald,
"Do you notice that your son has really
learned anything at college?"
"Yes; ho has learned that my Ide s nro
those of an old fogoy, and that he would
be false to his trust lr he did not do his
best to bring me to a realization of my
pltable condition." Clilcago-Record Herald.
A. TANNER, STOP.Y
A tanner in a western town wanted a
novel sign for his business, so he bored
a hole through the door post ind stuck a
caJf's tall In It, with the tuft d end out
sld?. Tho next day uio tanner observed a seri
cus featured party gazing Intentlv at t'lo
"Good morning, sir," no mlitoly re
markeel, "do you want to Iviv anv Ua'li
cr?" "No, sir," answered the tho .ghtf al on?
still looking at the cTlf's tail.
"Perhaps you have some hides to .rll7'
persisted tho tanner.
"No," was the reply. "I have no hides
"Pardon me," returned the tanne . "I
saw you standing here and thought you
might have somo business to tr insi t
"I have no business to trans-act, " replnv'
the thoughtful one without removing his
eyes from the door post. "I was merely
standing here trying to figure o it how
you got that calf through tha hole."
Till: LAST ClMAIt.
A coiii-cieiusness of Work well dono
Expands my heart with Jey;
How clear the air, how bright the sun,
1 feel Just like a boy.
I watch him puffing doubtfully
From where I stand afar.
The chap to whom I che-erfully
Shelled out my last cigar.
The lost from out n box was It
I got on Christinas Day;
For since that time I've used my wit
To give' the things away.
The Season's Compliments so ran
The envi'i's legend fnlr
I wish that I e-oiild catch the man
Who put the contents there.
The contents l don't blntne my wife
The box Itself Is fine;
In fact I nevi r In my life
Posn's-ed more cute design.
Hut has not my friends rallied to
My leseue frlenels no more
I had not known what 1 ceiuld do
With this same box's store.
Oh. frlcnds-pew frends-for woman'
I sacrificed you nil;
I trust you'll find rewnrd above
This mean termsllnl ball.
Hut I I court no keener bliss
Nor heaven beyond I bar
Than when another chap smokeM this
Last Chtiitmas gift cigar.
-Toronto Mall and Kxprens.
DELIVERED THE GOODS.
A Texas sheriff visiting New YrU t
take a prisoner back to the SnveH w s
turneel over to an Inu'eetnr ev'io w s to
be his amusement guide Thrv wo and i)
at an East Side ball. vvb. r. tie r u re a
few pickpockets present
After a half hour the m-'v ctor c '
one of the crooks to on., sl l. anj s id
"See that tall man with tlif .-omortro?"
"Yes, what about him?"
"He's a Texas bull I'm showing ar-" i
nnd I think It would be a fancy Idea If
you could nick him for his ticker
"Nix, you're trying to put me In bad '
"Nothing like It purely a joke, ttat
all. To show you I'm on the level I g
you my word that you won't get In tr
ble nnd I'll glvo you a ts note for a j
"All right, here it Is."
In a discussion of the pauperizing rn t
nf Indiscriminate charity Mrs It
Page once tald:
"I ued to know a good old el ijvt n
who devoted over half of h's ln- om tj
"In this good clergyman's paris'i tk
was a man to whom hi' g.iv, ev r.. w i
coal and flour, sugar and t. t.
and nient. Remembering ho a- tn. 'c
mad had to deny himself In order to k'
so generously, lady said to this ns v
er one day;
"'Don't you think It verv gn..d r
Fifthly to look after you like t'lls ,
give you all these nice thin n '
"Tho pensioner, who was I n tun-: n
tho good old clergyman's bountv, in heU
" 'Gooel of him?' he exelaimei Why
what's he fur?' "
"A train on the Denver and Rio Grande
i.allroad stopped for lunch, c and wa
ter," according to a stun- told at an Oh'o
banquet by Senator llurton, .n i n a
few minute's the through pas.eng rs were
walking up and down the station platf ,rm
to take out the kinks.
"One of the pusj-engers, in 11- t '
tourist, stood breathing the rar- !,' a.
mospliere, nnd delightedly galn it 'i
" 'Isn't thl invigorating"" ho remarked
to a man standing near.
" 'No, sir,' replied the mr.n, who a.ap-pene-d
to be a native filled with vie
pride, 'this l.i Grand Junction '"-Philadelphia
If you plan to do ANY shopping to-day.
lei-day's nds mean OPI'oiVruN'pvr to
THE SOFT ANSWER.
"Look heri'," stouued the . u-tomcr,
pointing to the tureen, "what is tin mean
ing of that dead lly in the soup '
"I regret, sir," said the waiter, pol tcly,
"I cannot i-upply you with the desired In
formation. 1 am only suppuM'il to servo
the soup, not e xplain the Ingredients "
"Hut a dead lly, man,'' persisted tho
customer, "a de'iul lly ! llenv did it hap
pen?" "I nm sorry te say, sir," repllej tha
waiter, "I havo no ide'a how tho poor
crenture met Its fate. Possibly It had
not taken nny food for a long time, .mil,
flutteriHl near the soup, found the flavor
particularly pleasing, and, eating too
heartily, contracted appendicitis or somo
kindred ailment, which, in tho absence of
an opportunity for tho application ot tho
X rays and the resultnnt operation caused
Its untimely cud." P. I. 1.