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SPEAKING WELL OF OTHERS.
Probably nothing pleases a human being more
than to hear that he has bren well spoken of bj
another. It makes little difference whether he
ia conscious of deserving a compliment or not.
it does him good to get one, and it is safe to aaj
that the more unexpected it is the better he
There is a slang expression which shows
iiow 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 attack]ng made thoroughly
uncomfortable by this observation—which is the reason it
Once In a long time the average man is blessed with a
friend who makes a practice of saying kind things about
others and with this refrains from saying unkind things.
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 Is 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
in bis single person gives the He to that 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 with mean things some one else has said or written
of you. They are the kind "who mean It for the bent,"
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 say more,
and relatives can—and often do —say the most. But in
saying kind things the reverse appears to be true.
You meet some one and come to know him very slight
ly. You hear after a little that he has expressed himself
as admiring you. How much more pleased you are than df
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. The comparative stranger
stands more for the great world iii 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
stands a better chance of speaking the 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 4. Howlanti.
When, for good and sufficient reason, it be
comes impossible to carry through business plans
in the best way, do the "next best thing." Knowl
edge of just what this next best thing is in any
emergency of the affairs of life It 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 <!o the first thing Intended
stuns the indiivdual until the opportunity for the next best
thing is 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 know 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.
And 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 he has placed beneath the loam
About his glad suburban home
Lettuce and beans and trailing vine.
And proudly says: "All this is mine,"
And joyous hears the breakfast bell,
And feels his bosom proudly swell,
What sounds portentious on vhe 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 has planted with such care .
And left to grow in comfort there.
'Tis nothing but abounding grace
That holdeth father in his place.
Instead of clubbing every lien
He plants the garden once again.
And ma says, with expression snge
"Yer father's mellerin' with age."
CUPID ON lit GRIDIRON.
FOLLY slid the ring back and
forth on her finger, watching
the reflection of the flames in
the sparkling stone.
"I—l fancy you had better take this
back," she said, her glance meeting
that of the young man on the hassock
at her feet.
•And you'd better call me Miss
Westcott, too —or at least Peauliin\"
"Polly!" Huntlngton did not remove
his gaze from her face.
•Here," she said, handing him the
ring. "If I have to go to all the dances
aud 'proms' and theater parties with
than strongly suggestive of its failure as a bleacher. The
■demist wjis called upon for a harmless shade 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 dlattngvithlng feature of the
powder. To-day to change the name of the powder prob
nhly would ruin its prestige. A wise business man had
done the next best thing.
By Wmllncv Rice.
The greatest problems In life eoninue to be expressed
in the world's query, What la the next best thing? Thai
"first" best thing will continue to be in the untried mind
the easiest of determinations; it is on the rook 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 faith
that neither bayonet nor cannon nor even the sacking of
their capital is sufficient to shake.
The Chinese believe In their Bible as sincerely as the
most orthodox Christian does in his. 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 to
telling a Chrlßtian 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 Is to fish.
In surveying the whole history of missions In China,
one does not see a ray of hope until he comes to the Chi
nese-American treaty of 1903. In that treaty is a clause
which takes the first step toward the solution of the mis
slonary problem In China. In that treaty Is provided that
missionaries shall not interfere In lawsuits, and that no
distinction shall be made 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 first
time mission work In China is built upon the foundation of
truth and not of fraud.
other men, I will not wear your ring."
There was an air of finality al>o*ut
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." Polly cor
rected, her eyes flashing challenging
ly. What right had be to take his dis
missal so cooly?
Huntlngton took the ring and fas
tened it on his Kappa Sigma pin pen
dantwise. Tolly watched him. "I hate
football," she cried witti vehemence.
"It was at a football game that we
met." reminded Huntington.
"Was It? I had forgotten."
Huntlngton 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
Huntington supressed a smile
which, had it been allowed to escape,
might have ended in uproarious laugh
"And it is over football that we have
c — temporari
ly V" It was with trepidation that the
big halfback added the final word.
"Temporarily, indeed. 1' Polly could
not Buininon voice for further utter
ance. His presumption with without
Huntlngton nodded his head at her,
and 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 wh.rf"
"For the good and sufficient reason
that you refuse to take me to the
dance on Friday night, and all be
cause you are In training for that
wretched game. (). 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—so now!" Polly's cheeks
By Dr. ToyoklcHl Lyenaga. University of Chicago.
In China nothing is more complicated than the
missionary question. It is complicated because it
involves not only the question of religftm but the
question of political rights and social customs
It is a conflict between an uncompromising faith
on one side and of an equally uncompromising
faith in its ethical phase on the other. It is a
conflict conducted by people in pursuance to a
divine call to spread the light of the gospel in the
THE NEGRO'S STATUS IN BERMUDA.
By President Eliot of Harvard Vtllrerslty.
In Bermuda, with a great prepon
derance of negroes in the population,
there is absolutely equal suffrage based
on an educational and jvoperty Quali
fication. With the whites in the minor
ity there, they yet rule, and rule satis
factorily. Every one is taxed to sup
port the public schools, yet all the colo
nial schools are occupied by negro chil
dren, while the white children go to
private schools at a slight additional
cost, as would be the case In the South
if the Southern people would attack
the whole question in a like sane and
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
Hernmdans have done, and so wipe out the whole "negro
Nad taken on some of the more deli
cate hues of the burning logs in the
Huntington was silent. Polly was in
earnest then. She had broken their
engagement because he 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; he could not go back <m
them. Surely. Polly must realize this.
"See here, Polly," he began, but she
"I will not listen, Mr. Huntington,
and I might add that you may close
the present interview as soon as you
like." She leaned back in her chair
and hummed a snatch of song, utterly
Huntington rose and took his bat.
"All right, Polly! When you are ready
to talk sensibly and wear this ring
again, lei me know," and before she
could look around, she heard the big
door close and lie was gone.
Alone, she slid from her chair and
wit on the little hassock he bad left
so abruptly. How queer and unadorned
her left hand looked and —yes—there
was an odd, indeseiiltfible feeling some
where else —on her left side. Why did
anyone Invent football?
And yet, Polly soliloquized, had it
not been for the game, she might nev
er have met him and loved him. It
was his big, handsome presence on the
field which had first attracted her, and
it was after a splendidly won game
that she had accepted him.
l Jolly burled her head In her arras
on the big chair and eried —ttecause of
football, of course, and Its evlla.
"Huutington's playing the game of
his life," said Teddy Lathrop, when
time had been called on the first half
of the big Intercollegiate game.
"Yes?" Polly Westcott's reply was
given in a far-away tone. She wished
they had not called time. She did not
want the players to leave the fleid at
all. She could not see them during the
"He's been In strict training this sea
sou, and hfc s In fine trim," went on the
innocent I^nthrop, shifting about to s<mj
what Tolly was staring at. He could
*»&T nothing Interesting in the vacant
spin on which her glance was focused,
mi then I^ithrop was a freshman and
Mad not known.
••\.i\v wntch him," ho cried an the
siKii.il for the second half was given.
As if Polly would do anything else I
Cheer after cheer went up from the
grandstand as OM food play after an
other took place on the gridiron, but
Polly saw only one of the two elevens,
tbottfh she cheered mechanically with
How proud she was that Huntlngton
had not ftHM to the old dances, 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's hurt!" cried Ijithrop,
•Witching Polly's train of thought Biid
"What?" Polly's eyes followed the
little procession which wns carrying a
man off the field. "Take me off the
l.athrop took her arm and they hur
ried from the grandstand.
"Where shall I take you?" he asked
quite nt a loss to comprehend the Blt
"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 Hunt
ington's forehead, and kneeling beside
him while the others stood around in
"Just knocked silly, I reckon. Miss
Westcott," drawled a big Kentuckian,
who knew both Polly and Huntlngton
and—Cupid. "Hello, Hunt!" he said,
as Hunttngton opened his eyes. "Come,
fellows, he's all right."
I'oily 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 the fresh
man stood politely impatient.
And although Lathrop was only a
freshman, he noticed that when he
took Miss Westcott home after the
game she was happier than she had
been on the way out. and that she
was wearing a diamond lie had not
observed on her hand before.—lndian
The Kernel <>i the Matter.
Sixty years ago the Americas revo
lutlon and the war of 1812 were near
enough to stir the young Yankee spirit
in a way unknown to the modern boy.
In that day men were still alive who
could tell tales of a winter evening
which gave life to the poems and
school-book anecdotei of the next
morning's lesson. The old-fashioned
Yankee boy was much aware that OHM
we beat the British. Buob nn old
fashioned boy—now a great grand fa
ther—tells a story of the lusty, hu
morous school days of 1840.
His class was reading the history of
the close of the revolution. The day's
lesson dealt with affairs immediately
following the surrender of l^trd t'oru
wallis to General Washington.
When the first boy rose to read, tho
other boys were observed to be snick
ering behind their books. Hut the
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 puz
zled teacher, finally,"why do you keep
saying "Lord < 'obwallisV It is ('oru
wallis, don't you know?"
"Yes, ma'am, I know his name used
to be Cornwallis," said the youngster,
delighted at getting the desired op
portunily so easily, "but that was be
fore General Washington shelled all
the com off him at the battle of York
In Pastel Colors.
Suavity of line and delicacy of tint
characterize the art of advertising in
"Our silks and satins nre as soft as
the cheeks of a pretty woman, as beau
tiful as a rainbow," announces one pro
"Our parcels are packed with as
much care as a young married woman
takes of her husband," bays another.
"Our wrapping paper Im as strong as
the hide of an elephant. Goods for
warded with the speed of a cannon
ball," boasts another merchant of tho
"hustler" type, oriental variety.
An "Auld liichi."
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 siller, and as we have failed
to get money honestly, we will have to
see what a bazaar will do for us."
"That Hustly seems like a plucky
"Guess he Is all right. He has pluck
ed everylKKiy In this negihborhood."—
Detroit Free Press.
We have noticed that when we find
a really good country sausage an Im
itation soon appears that la Just as
It la learned that Governor Mead
has decided to parole V. W. D. Mays.
Daniel J. Crowley, one of the most
noted constitutional lawyers on the
coast, is dead.
The death of James Kincaid, one of
the first settlers of the Waterville
country, occurred last week.
Mrs. Louise n. Stratton was elected
president of the City Federation of
Women's clubs at Spokane.
Whitman county is preparing a fine
exhibit of the work of her schools for
the Lewis and Clark exposition.
Mrs. William Scheel, living five
miles southeast of Rltzville, gave birth
to triplets, two girls and a boy, last
Fire at Columbus, 0., has destroyed
the building of the Columbus Dry
Goods company and damaged adjoin
ing property, entailing a total loss of
The Washington state building,
which is hping wrecked on the world's
fair grounds, collapsed as the result
of high winds. Three workmen were
B. M. naruch announces that he is
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 McNelU's island last Wed
nesday, was captured Saturday. He
was hiding in the hay In the prison
Taooma has been ohosen as the
place for the next state convention of
(he Retail Grocers' association, and
Beptember 12, 13 and 14 as the dates,
providing they do not conflict with
the state fair dates.
Prosecuting Attorney Barnhart 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 \inder the statute
which makes it a misdemeanor to sell
liquor to minors.
Bernard Mac Donald, formerly man
ager of the Leßoi at Rossland, B. C,
now consulting engineer for the
Guanajuato Mining company, of Guana
juato, Mexico, was in Spokane recently
for a hurried business trip.
Rex Evans of Rossburg and Mr. Mil
ler of Ryan found a wildcat in a de
serted cabin. Mr. Miller went to get
a <*nn while Evans stood guard. The
wildcat attempted to escape, when
Kvans seized it by 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 Eastman's logging camp. The en
gine fell on him and he was 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 Colfax 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 that plans for the con
struction of the Great Northern's pro
jected line northward from Wenat
chee Into the Okanogan county and
to the British Columbia boundary will
be held in abeyance until the outcome
of the Victoria, Vancouver & Eastern
troubles is known.
Seattle had as its guest for three
clays last week one of the moßt fa
mous leaders of the Russian social
revolutionists, Guerdon Saseneff, cou
sin to the assassin of Minister yon
Plehve, and a member of the secret
council of the fighting organization of
the social revolutionary party. He
went to the east.
Apple growing is becoming one of
the leading industries of the Yakima
valley. One Nob Hill farmer says he
Cleared $5000 from his apple crop alone
off IS acres of land, and he still had
400 boxes of fine 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 medals.
HUGE SHIPS COLLIDE.
But Great Liners Get to Docks With
Halifax, N. S. —Two great trans
atlantic liners, the Parisian of the
Allan line and the Albano, a Ham
burg-American boat, both bound in,
heavily laden with passengers, col
lided off the harbor's entrance. Both
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. C—Mrs. T. H. Atkinson
was missed from ncr home and her
little daughter, aged 8, reported that
her mother had given her some rings
and told her to wear them if anything
happened to her. Searcn parties were
organized and found her body in ije
reservoir of the Ymir water works.
There are over ten million people In
Italy who cannot read or write.