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SPEAKING WELL OF OTHERS.
By »'«//«cc Rice.
Probably nothing pleases a human being more
than to bear that he has been well spoken of by
another. It makes little difference whether he
is conscious of deserving a compliment or not,
it does him good to get one, and it Is safe to say
that the more unexpected It is the better he
There Is a slang expression which shows
how deeply this is felt. When some one is saying
unkind things of another some jesters have taken advant
age of this state of feeling to observe of the person at
tacked, "He always speaks well of you." And no one has
ever yet failed to see the person attacking made thoroughly
uncomfortable by this observation —which is the reason it
Once in a long time the average man is blessed with n
friend who makes a practice of saying kind things about
others and with this refrains from saying unkind tilings.
There are not many of this sort of man—perhaps one In a
lifetime sums up the usual experience. Yet what a com
fort comes from the knowledge that here la one person at
least who is a self-elected guardian of "my", good name,
as he is of the good names of all his other friends! He
lv his single person gives the He to tliat desperately
cynical statement, "God save me from my friends; I can
take care of my enemies."
There are always plenty of the sort of folk who come
to you witli moan things some one else has said or written
of you. They are the kind "who mean It for the best,"
■who repeat often in Justification the statement, "Faithful
are the wounds of a friend." It is only too true that
strangers can say little to wound, friends can s«y more,
and relatives can—and often do —say the most. But in
saying kind tilings the reverse appears to be true.
You meet some one and come to know him very slight
ly. You hear after a little that tje has expressed himself
as admiring you. How much more pleased you are than if
some one you know well has made the same remark; while,
If a kinsman of yours had said it, you would hardly have
thought of it at all.
Our lives depend upon the good opinion of the world,
and in this lies'the explanation. Tho comparative stranger
stands more for the great world in your own idea of it than
those who are connected, with you by ties of friendship or
blood, since he is not already prejudiced in your favor. He
stiinds a better chance of speaking tho truth. To be well
spoken of —that is all many of us live for. Let's help the
DON'T OVERLOOK THE "NEXT BEST THING."
By John A. How land.
When, for good and sufficient reason, it be
come! impossible to carry through business plans
In the best way, do the "next host thing." Knowl
edge of Just what this next best thing is in any
emergency of the affairs of life !• essential to
the business of doing it. But frequently when
the judgment has put its seal upon the necessity
of the thing next to be done, the shock of not
having been able to do the first thing Intended
stuns the indiivdual until the opportunitj' for the next best
thing in Irrevocably past.
A great cleaning powder was stumbled upon by a ehem
Ist, who saw a fortune in It. But the practical business
men, upon whom It would devolve to sell the stuff, found
an insuperable difficulty with the market. The powder was
of a shade seemingly impossible of producing the degree
of whiteness that was the powder's chief merit. "1
couldn't sell that stuff without hypnotic powers," was the
expert opinion of the man who knew the market. But the
manufacturer knew the "next best thing." The shade that
was so objectionable to the market was scarcely more
THE TESTING OF FATHER.
When faint the city whistles blow,
Ami milk carts rumble to and fro;
When the glad sunbeams newly fling
Abroad their promises of a spring,
Then father to the garden goes
And rakes and digs and plants and hoes;
When lie has placed beneath the loam
About his clad suburban home
Lettuce and beans and trailing vine,
And proudly says: "All this is mine,"
And joyous heirs the breakfast bell,
And feels his bosom proudly swell,
What sounds pnrtentimis on the breeze
Cause his slow curdling blood to freeze?
There, cackling singly or together,
With feet steel shod and lungs of leather,
The neighbors' soul-destroying hens
Have flown their fragile makeshift pens!
The big white rooster proudly leads!
The air is full of garden seeds!
The old hen lifts with rapid scoops
Earth, stumps, sod, gravel, and the roots
That pa lias planted with such care
And left to grow in comfort there.
'Tin nothing but abounding grace
That holdeth father in his place.
Instead cf clubbing every hen
He plants the/ garden once again.
And ma says, with expression sage
"Ver father's mellerin' with age."
CUPID ON TyE GRIDIRON, ;;
FOLLY slid the ring back and
forth on her finger, watching
the reflection of the flames in
the sparkling itOIM.
"I—l fancy you had better take this
back," she said, her glance meeting
that of the young man on the bauocll
at her feet.
"And you'd bettor call me Miss
Westoott, too —or at least I'eauline,"
"Polly!" Huntlngton did not remove
his gase from her face.
•Here." whe said, handing him the
ring. "If I have to go to ull the dances
aud 'proms' and theater yarties frith
than strongly suggestive of its failure rs a bleacher. The
'•iH-mist was culled upon for a harmless abade of artificial
coloring that would so accentuate the natural shade as to
allow the purchaser to see nothing else but that color
Then the cleaning powder was named to carry with it this
color description as the chief distinguishing feature of the
powder. Today to change the name of the powder pruli
ably would ruin Its prestige. A wise business man had
done the next boat thing.
The greatest problem! In life continue to be expressed
in the world's query, What is the next best thing? Thai
"first" best thing will continue to be In the untried mind
the easiest of determinations; it is on the rock of the "next"
best thing that fortunes are wrecked or find foundations
WHY CHINA HATES MISSIONARIES.
midst of a people at once the proudest and the most con
ceited in the world, a people with a devotion to the fuitli
that neither bayonet nor cannon nor even the sacking of
their capital is sufficient to shake.
The Chinese believe in their Rible as sincerely ns the
most orthodox Christian does in hla. They believe it con
tains all the wisdom that is worth learning In this world.
To suppose there should be anything else would be equal t<>
telling; a Christian that there ought to be another addition
to the New Testament. Yet the doctrines of the Chinese
Bible are denounced, and other teachings are offered that
are about as alien to the Chinese mind as air In to fish.
In surveying the whole history of missions in China,
one does not see a ray of hope until he cornea to the CM
nese American treaty of 1003. In that treaty is a clause
which takes the first step toward the solution of the mis
sionary problem In China. In that treaty Is provided that
missionaries shall not Interfere In lawsuits, and that no
distinction shall be mnde in the Chinese courts to Christian
converts. The convert Is exempted from contributions to
the temples and idols, and the missionary may purchase
land for the erection of buildings for mission purposes, but
not for the benefit of the individual. Thus for the (list
time mission work In China Is built upon the foundation of
truth and not of fraud.
THE NEGRO'S STATUS IN BERMUDA.
intelligent fashion. We know how to settle the question,
and would do it quickly if only our Southern brethren
would muster up the courage and justice to do as the
Bernmdans have done, and so wipe out the whole "negro
other men, I will not wear your ring."
There was an air of finality about
Polly which very much amused her
companion, but he had more tact than
to give evidence of it.
"You had better keep It, dear," he
"Miss Westcott, please," Tolly cor
rected, her eyes flashing challenglng
ly. What right had he to lake his dis
missal so cooly?
Huntingdon took tho ring and fas
tened it on his Kappa Sigma pin pen
dantwise. Polly watched him. "I hate
football," she cried with vehemence.
"It was at. a football game that we
met." reminded Huntlngton.
."Was itV 1 had forgotten."
HuntiiiKtou hugged his knee and
watched the flames dance. He knew
she had not forgotten.
"You became engaged to me on the
way home from a football game, too,"
"1 had forgotten that also," she re
Hunting-ton supressed n unite
which, had it been allowed to escape,
might have ended in uproarious laugh
"And it is over football that we have
c — temporari
ly?" It was with trepidation that the
big halfback added the final word.
"Temporarily, indeed:" Polly could
not summon voice lor further utter
ance. His presumption with without
Huntlngton nodded his head at her,
aud dangled the ring on his waistcoat.
"I want you to understand distinct
ly, Mr. Huntlngton, that our engage
ment is at an end, definitely and final
"And may I ask whrr"
"For the good and sufficient reason
that you refuse to take me to the
dance on Friday night, and* all be
cauae you are in .training for that
wretched game, o, I have plenty of
friends who will be glad to go with
me, but I will not put them to a dis
advantage by asking them to escort an
engaged girl— now;" Tolly's cheeks
By Dr. Toyoklchl Lyenmg*. University ot Chicago.
In China nothing Is more complicated than tin
missionary question. It is complicated because il
Involves not only the question of religion but tin
question of political rights nnd social customs.
It is a conflict between an uneonipromlslng faith
on one side and of ati equally uncompromising
faith in Its ethical phase on the other. It is n
conflict conducted by pe-ople in pursuance to a
divine call to spread the light of the gospel In the
By President Eliot of Harvard University.
la Bermuda, with a groat prepon
derance of negroes In the population,
there Is absolutely equal suffrage based
on an educational and property quali
fication. With the White's In the minor
ity there, they yet rule, and rule satis
factorily. Every one is taxed to sup
port the public schools, yet nil the colo
nial schools are occupied by negro chil
dren, while the white children go to
private gehools at a slight additional
cost, as would be the case In the SoutJi
if the Southern people would attack
■the whole question in n like sane and
Nad taken on some of the more deli
cate linos of tin; burning loga In the
Huntington was silent Polly wai In
earnest then. She had broken thefr
engagement because ho must adhere
to the rules laid down for men in
training for the big game. His college
team counted him among their strong
est players; h uld not go back on
them.' Surely, Polly must realise this.
"Sec here, Polly," he b^an, bui she
•'I will not listen, Mr. Huntington,
ninl I might add that you may close
the present Interview as Boon as yon
like." Slie loaned hack in her rhair
and hummed a snatch of Bong, Utterly
Huntington rose and took his hat.
"All right, Polly! When you are ready
to tall; sensibly and wear this ring
again, let me know," ami before she
could look around, she heard the big
door close and ho was gone.
Alone, she slid from her chair and
sat on the little hassock be had left
so abruptly. How queer and unadorned
her loft hand looked and — yes — there
was an odd, Indescribable feeling some
where olse — on her left side. Why did
anyone Invent football?
And yet, Polly soliloquised, bad it
not been for the game, she might nev
er have met tii in aml loved him. It
was his \)\x. handsome presence on tin-
Held which hud liist attracted her, and
it was after a splendidly won game
that she. had accepted him.
I'olly burled her bead In her armi
on the big chair and cried— because of
football, of coarse, and Its evils.
"Huntlngton's playing the t'ain<> <>f
his life," said Teddy Latbrop, when
time had been called on toe Urst naif
of the i»i« Intercollegiate game,
"Yes?" Polly Westcjptt'a reply was
given in a far-away tone. Bbc wished
they had not called time. She did not
want the players to leave the field at
nil. She could not s<-o them during the
••iiev been in strict training this sea.
sou, and hk s In fine trim," went on the
Innocent Latbrop, shifting about to soe
vlini Polly whs staring at He COUld
»oe Dothing Interesting la tin- racant
space nil which h t ci im • was focnwd,
mi then Lathrop was a freshman and
had n.it known.
•Now watch him," be cried as the
il for the second half was gtren.
As if Polly wouhi do anything Hm<:
Cheer after cheer went up from tin
grandstand as one jjooii play after an
other took place on the gridiron, but
Polly saw only one of the two elevens,
though she cheered mechanically with
How proud she was that Huntlngtbn
had not gone to the old dance*, but
had kept In good trim. Anyway. she
believed the dances were not so Jolly
as they had been formerly—she had
not enjoyed them very much.
"Huntington'a hurt:" cried Lathrop,
•Witching Tolly's train of thought sud
"WhatV" Polly's eyrs followed the
little procession which was carrying a
man off the Held, "'rake me off the
Lathrop took her arm and they hur
ried from the grandstand.
"Where shall 1 take you?" he asked
quite at a loss to comprehend the sit
"To —to —over there!" she cried, run
ning in the direction of the little shed
which the teams called the "hospital."
Without asking permission she entered
and looked at the man on the low
"Is—is he much hurt?" she asked.
"Let me," she insisted, rubbing llunt
iiiKton's forehead, and kneeling beside
him while the others stood around in
"Just knocked silly. I reckon, Miss
Westoott," drawled a bi^ KentUCkian,
who knew both Polly and Huntlngton
and Cupid. "Hello, Hunt:" he said,
as Hunttngton opened his eyes. "Corfle,
fellows, lie's all right."
Tolly flashed him a look of gratitude
as the crowd left the little room.
"Mr. Lathrop, you mustn't miss the
game, really," she added, as (he fresh
man stood politely Impatient.
And although Lathrop was only n
freshman, he noticed that when ho
took Miss Westeoti home alter the
she was happier than she had
been on the way out, and that she
was wearing a diamond he had not
observed on her hand before.—lndian
The Kernel of the Mutter.
Sixty years ano the American revo
lution and the war of 1812 were near
enough to stir the young Yankee spirit
in v way unknown t<> the modern boy.
in thai day men were still alive who
could toll tales of a winter evening
which gave life to the poems and
school-book anecdotes of the next
morning's lesson. Tin' old-fashioned
Yankee boy was much aware that onoe
we beat the British. Such an old
fashioned boy — now a great—grandfa
ther —tells ji story of the lusty, hu
morous school days of IS><>.
His class was reading the history of
tlio close of tho revolution. The day's
lesson dealt with affairs Immediately
following the surrender of Lord Corn
wallis to General Washington.
When the first boy rose to read, the
oilier boys were observed to be snick
ering behind their books. I'.ul Iho
reader, with solemn mien, proceeded,
invariably rendering the name of the
British commander, which occurred
frequently in the paragraph, as "Cob
"Why, Jesse," Interrupted the pus-
Bled teacher, flnally,"why do you keep
Baying 'Lord Cobwallls?' It. is Corn
wallis, don't you know?"
"Yes, ma'am, I know his name used
to be Cornwall!*," said the youngster,
delighted at getting the desired op
portunity so easily, "bui that was be
fore General Washington shelled jiM
the corn off him at the battle Of York
In Pastel Color*.
Suavity of line and delicacy of tint
characterize the art of advertising in
"Our silks and satins are us soft m
the cheeks Of B pretty woman, as beau
tiful as a rainbow," announces oue pro
"Our parcels nro packed with a%
much care as a young married woman
takes of her husband," says another.
"Our wrapping paper in as strong as
the hide of an elephant. Gooda for
warded with the speed of B cannon
ball," boasts another merchani of tho
"hustler" type, oriental variety.
An "AuHl Ltcbl."
Scotch humor burns low in tho
church, but it is never wholly extin*
"Weel, friends," said the minister to
his congregation, "the kirk is urgently
In need of Killer, and as we have failed
to Ket money honestly, we will have to
see what a bazaar will do for us."
"That 11 ustly seems like a plucky
"OtMM he is all ri«ht. He has pluck*
ed everybody in this neglbborhood." —
Detroit Free Press.
We have noticed that when we flml
a r<-aiiy x<><><\ country sausage an lin
! tat lon wwii appears that Is just aa
It is learned Mint (luvernor Mead
has decided tO parole F. W. I). Mays.
Daniel .1. CfOWitJ, OM of th« must
noted constitutional lawyers on the
coast, is dead.
The dtath of James Kineald. one of
the first settlers of the Watorvillo
country, occurred last week.
.Mrs. Louise B. Stratton was elected
president of the City Federation of
Women's clubs at Spokane.
Whitman county is preparing a flno
exhibit of the work of her schools for
the Lewis and Clark exposition.
Mrs. William Scheel. living five
miles southeast of Ritzvlllc, gave birth
to triplets, two girls and a boy, last
Fire at Columbus, 0.. has destroyed
the building of the ColumbOS Dry
Qoodl company and damaged adjoin
ing property, entailing a total losh of
The Washington state building,
which is being wrecked on the world's
fair grounds, collapsed as tho result
ot high winds. Three workmen were
B. M. Haruch announces that he la
making rapid progress in completing
the purchase of the three smelters on
the Pacific coast, the Selby, the Ta
coma and the Everett
Albert Bell, bank swindler and mail
thief, who escaped from the federal
prison on McNeiU'S island last Wed
nesday, was captured Saturday. Ho
was hiding in the hay in the prison
Tacoma has been chosen as tho
place for the next state convention of
the Retail Grocers' association, and
September 12, 18 and 14 as the dates,
providing they do not conflict with
the state fair dates.
Prosecuting Attorney Harnhart, of
Spokane has rendered an opinion to
the police that saloon keepers who sell
liquor to girls under 21 years of age
could be prosecuted under the statute
which makes it a misdemeanor to sell
liquor to minors.
Bernard Mac Donald, formerly man
ager of the Leßoi at Rossland, H. C,
now consulting engineer for the
Guanajuato Mining company, of Guana
juato, Mexico, was In Spokane recently
for a hurried business trip.
Kex Bvana of Rossburg and Mr. Mil
ler of Ryan found a wildcat in a de
serted cabin. Mr. Miller went to get
;• "'in while Evans stood guard. The
■wildcat attempted to escape, when
fcUVtalli seized it liy the back of the
neck and choked it to death.
William Lowry met with a horrible
death recently, eight miles west of
Chehalis, on Deep creek, as the re
sult of an accident while working in
Ed Bast man'fl logging camp. The en
gine fell on him and he wa.s cooked.
For a number of years he was an en
gineer on the Northern Pacific main
line between Tacoma and Ellensburg.
Pomona county grange is to meet
in Colfa.v Wednesday, April 5. at 10
o'clock. Every grange in the county,
Including three new granges organ
ized since the last Pomona grange, is
expected to send delegates. The new
granges are Clinton, Fallon and Pa
it Is asserted thai plans for the eon-
Btructioa of the Great Northern's pro
jected line northward from Wenat
chee Into the Okanogan county and
to the Hiiiish Columbia boundary will
be held In abeyance until the outcome
of the Victoria, Vancouver & Eastern
troubles is known.
Seal tie had as ils guest for three
days last week one uf the most fa
mous leaders of the Russian social
revolutionists, Guerdon Baseneff, cou-
Bin to the assassin of Minister yon
Plehve, and a member of the secret
council of the fighting organization of
the social revolutionary party. Hi
went to the east.
Apple growing is becoming one of
the leading Industries of the Takima
valley. One Nob Hill fanner Hays n*e
cleared 96000 from his apple crop alone
off 15 acres of land, and li< 1 still hart
400 boxes of line apples on hand. He
grows apples scientifically, His name
Is I). L, Druse, He received a flag at
the St. Louis fair for producing the
largest apple on exhibition there. He
also received gold and silver medala.
HUGE SHIPS COLLIDE.
But Great Liners Get to Docks With
ililifax. X. S. —Two groat trans
atlantic liners, the Parisian of the
Allan line and the Alliano, a Ham
burg-American boat, both bound in,
heavily laden with passengers, col
lided off the harbor's entrance. Hoth
were seriously damaged, but reached
their docks and landed their passen
gers safely. There was a panic among
the passengers on both ships when
the steamers struck.
Suicide at Ymir.
Ymir, B. —Mrs. T. H. Atkinson
was missed from ncr home and her
little daughter, aged 8, reported that
her mother had Riven her some rings
and told her to wear them if anything
happened to her. Beared parties were
organized and found her body In <.ac
reservoir of the Ymir water works.
There are over ten million people In
Italy who cannot read or write.