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All the News of the Past Seven
HOME AND FOREIGN ITEMS
"ews of the Industrial Field, Personal
and Political Items, Happenings
at Home and Abroad.
THE TEWS FR03I ALL THE WORLD
Both houses of congress reassembled on
the 6th and the senate almost immediately
adjourned as a mark of'respect to the late
Senator Sewell, of New Jersey In the
house Mr. Kern (111.) introduced a bill tc
reestablish the army canteen and Mr. Jenk
ins (Wis.) presented a bill which, in addi
tion to providing the death penalty for as
saults on the president, requires alien im
migrants to take oath not to assault those
in government authority, and not to pub
licly uphold the subversion of the govern
ment by violent means. The death of Sen
ator Sewell was announced and an ad
journment was taken.
Over COO bills and joint resolutions wera
introduced in the senate on the 7th, among
them being one for a memorial arch in
Washington in honor of the late President
McKInley In the house bills were intro
duced for a conference to formulate a uri
versal language; to repeal all of the In
creased taxes under the war revenue act,
and to provide for a complete form of civil
government for the Philippines, to begin
January 1. 1904. A bill granting to Mrs. Mc KInley
the postal franking privilege was
favorably reported, and the Nicaraguan
canal bill was discussed.
While considering pension legislation in
the senate ri the Sth Senator Gallinger,
chairman of the committee on pensions,
said that rone but absolutely meritorious
cases would be presented to the senate for
its consideration. The nominations of Les
lie M. Shaw, of Iowa, for secretary of the
treasury, and Henry C. Payne, of Wiscon
sin, for postmaster general, were received.
...In the house debate on the Nicaraguan
canal bill occupied most of the time. Bills
were Introduced for the payment of pen
sions monthly instead of quarterly, as at
present, and authorizing the secretary of
the treasury to loan the federal surplus
to national banks at two per cent, interest.
In the senate on the 9th in executive
session the nominations of Leslie M. Shaw
to be secretary of the treasury and Henry
Payne to be postmaster general were
confirmed. The committee on census agreed
to recommend the passage of a bill to cre
ate a permanent census bureau. Adjourned
to the 13th In the house the Nicaragua
canal bill was passed by a vote of COS to 2,
every effort to introduce the Panama canal
as a feature being defeated. The coinage
committee agreed upon a bill to maintain
silver at a parity with gold.
Secretary Long has appointed John
A. Kearney, of Conors, X. Y., successor
to E. S. Maclay, the historian-laborer
at the Xew York nav3- yard.
The Ohio legislature convened in bi
ennial session at Columbus and Gov.
Xash in his message urged change in
taxation to make corporations pay
Harrj- IL Townsend, cashier of the
Bristol County national bank at Taun
ton, Mass., is. said to be $33,000 short in
John Sullivan and his wife were
asphyxiated by natural gas at Lima, O.
A receiver has been asked for the
city of Bueyrus, O., in an action to
establish the validity of a bond issue.
Mayor Low, of Xew York, in his
first message to the city council de
clared blackmail by the police and
city officials at an end.
Homer M. Xeff, a -well-known resi
dent of West Union, la., in a jealous
rage shot and killed Miss Hose Falls,
his former fiancee, wounded Emmet
Sullivan, his rival, and committed sui
cide. Admiral Schley and the president
held a conference at the white house
at the request of the president, who
is said to have planned an end to the
Advocates in congress of Chinese
exclusion have prepared a bill which
will effectually bar the Mongolian3
from the United States.
The visible supply of grain in the
L'nited States on the Cth was: Wheat,
58,929,000 bushels; corn, 11,703,000
bushels; oats, 5.002,000 bushels; rye,
2,361,000 bushels; barley, 2,324,000
Secretary Long, in reply to criticism
of the allotment of prize money to
Sampson, declared his department has
no control in such matters.
Judge Tuley rendered a decision in
Chicago sustaining the validity of the
consolidation of the Pullman and Wag
ner palace car interests.
The Pennsylvania Railroad company
has increased the pay of 20.000 of its
The Turkish government has paid
$7,500 to Mrs. Lenz. of Pit tsburg, Pa.,
the mother of Bicyclist Lenz, w ho was
murdered in Armenia.
The United Stales and its colonies,
according to a census bulletin just is
sued, had a population of 84,233,069 in
Henry Clements, aged 19, of Knox,
Ind., killed Mrs. Edward Davis, who
jilted him to marry another, and then
The sheriff of Natrona co-inty,
Wyo., vas killed in a battle with lour
outlaws wt bad escaped frym jail
President Roosevelt has consented tc
review the findings of the Schley court
Fire destroyed the business portion
of Logansport, La.
Official figures obtained on immi
gration into the United States during
the past fiscal year through all ports
The superintendent of the Knick
erbocker Ice company of Chicago
has been convicted at Racine of ship
ping ice from Wisconsin without pay
ing the state tax.
Gov. Xash, of Ohio, invites governors
of all the states to set aside January
29 as "McKinley day."
Hon. Charles Dean Kimball has been
inaugurated governor of Rhode Island.
Five or more miners lost their lives
by a cave-in at a mine in Negaunee,
Six masked men entered the National
Stockyards bank at East St. Louis, 111.,
and robbed the institution of $5,000.
The action of state legislatures may
force an amendment to the constitu
tion providing for the election of Unit
ed States senators by popular vote.
Collision of trains in a tunnel in Xew
York city caused the death of 15 per
sons and injury to 30 others, some of
whom are likely to die.
Two small children of Mr. and Mrs.
Philip McKini were burned to death
near Coal City, Pa. Five years ago the
McKim house was destrojed by fire and
three of their children were cremated.
Mrs. Roxie Johnson and her two
small children were burned to death in
their home near Viands, N. C.
Capt. Mclntyre and six of the crew
of the steamer Bristol were lost by
the sinking of the ship off the Alaskan
Government losses through false in
voices in the customs service in Xew
York are said to amount to $1,550,000
The interstate commerce commis
sion lias issued subpoenas for railroad
magnates to appear in Chicago Janu
ary 24 and testify concerning com
bines. The school sessions in Chicago will
have to be shortened, owing to lack of
Attorney General Knox says it will
be impossible for the government to
begin suit against the Hill railroad
merger under the Sherman anti-trust
Andrew Carnegie has outlined the
plans of his $10,000,000 Carnegie insti
tution 'and named its trustees, who in
clude President Roosevelt, ex-President
Cleveland and many other well
The Grant club of Des Moines gave a
reception and banquet for Gov. Leslie
Edmond Pa liner, the Desplaines (III.)
banker, lawyer and liquid air enthu
siast, has been arrested at Pitts
Gen. Frederick Funston, captor of
Aguinaldo, arrived in San Francisco
from Manila on the Iransport Warren.
Safe blowers robbed the Greensburg
(Ind.) post office of $1,500 -worth of
F. J. Moses, former governor of
South Carolina, has been sentenced to
four months' imprisonment at Boston
for theft. His fall is due to opium.
Alexander Dowie and two of his
elders have been sued in Chicago for
$50,000 damages for alienating the af
fections of B. F. Williams' wife.
There is a growing sentiment in
congress to adopt some plan to relieve
the president from the importunities
Diplomats were dined by President
Roosevelt in the stately east room of
the white house, never before used for
The president has signed the parcels
post agreement arranged between the
L'nited States and Bolivia.
PERSONAL A XI) POLITICAL.
The Hanna and Foraker factions
have ended their strife for the con
trol in Ohio and both sides will abide
by the caucus results.
Hiram P. Mills, aged 96 years, one of
the oldest bank presidents in the
Un ted States, died at Mount Morris,
Perry Belmont was defeated for con
gress in the Seventh Xew York district
by Montague Lessler, republican.
George X. Wiswell, president of the
Milwaukee Mutual Life Insurance com
pany and a prominent politician, died
in Milwaukee, aged 50 years.
The wedding in Washington of Miss
Julia Foraker, daughter of the sen
ator, and F. K. Wainwrlght, of Phila
delphia, was a brilliant affair.
Jacob Eslinger died at liis home in
Carlisle, Ind., aged 100 years.
One sqtiadron of the Eighth caval
ry has been ordered withdrawn from
Cuba and the military district of
Santiago has been abolished.
A British collier was sunk in a col
lision with a Portuguese steamship
off the coast of Portugal and IS per
A bark capsized at the mouth of the
river Lezere in Spain and 23 persons,
mostly women, were drowned.
All of the Cuban senators-elect ex
cept those in Puerto Principe belong
to the Palma party.
The British lost 18 killed, includ
ing Maj. Valentine, in a fight with
Gen. Botha's fore?.
Jean de Bloch, father of the peace
conference and adviser of the czar,
died in Russia.
American sailors clashed with Rus
sian soldiers at Xew Chwang, China,
and one of the latter was wounded.
The emperor, enipress dowager and
the Chinese royal family returned to
Peking with imposing ceremonies.
The dowager empress far over
shadowed the emperor in ceremonies
incident to the return of the Chinese
court to Peking.
Cuban merchants have appealed to
Secretary Boot to have congress enact
a law giving the jsjand tariff concessions.
Daughters of the Confederacy Object to
"Uncle Tom's Cabin Because It Is
Not Typical of Slave Life.
Lexington, Ky., Jan. 11. Lexington
chapter, United Daughters of Confed
eracy, sent a written petition to
Charles B. Scott, manager of the Lex
ington opera house, asking that the
play "Uncle Tom's Cabin" never be
played again at the opera house here.
They give reasons that the best citi
zens and old families living in and
about Lexington were once slaveown
ers as a heritage, not of their own
choosing; that the incidents of "Uncle
Tom's Cabin" are not typical of slave
life in the south, but of isolated cases;
that the production, the play and its
being advertised with bloodhounds
and pictures of an old negro in chains
and a slaveowner with 'whip in hand,
give a false idea of the history of the
times to the children of the city and
shows direspect to the southern gen
tlemen and good citizens and their
families in this part of the country.
The petition has created a sensation
Professer Asked to Resign.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 11. Stu
dents f Grant university have de
manded the resignation of Rev. Dr.
J. Cooke, professor of historical the
ology, who in a recent address com
pared the Daughters of the Confeder
acy to Emma Goldman and Ilerr Most
and charged them with teaching
THREE NOTED SURRENDERS.
Rebel Officers Who Had Control of Large
Territory in Batangas Give Up Uncon
ditionally to Gen. Bell.
Manila, Jan. 11. Col. Marisegan,
Maj. Cabrera and a renegade priest
named Castillo, who stole a valuable
image of the Virgin from a church,
for which he obtained large sums of
money, have surrendered tincondi
tionally to Gen. Bell, who is conduct
ing the campaign against the insur
gents in Batangas province. They had
control of the district of Toaoi, ex
tending westward to the sea, in
cluding the towns of Ranan and Gue
noa. ENDURED GREAT HARDSHIPS.
American Troops Have Just Completed a
March Across Sumar, the Rebellious
Washington, Jan. 11. The navy de
partment has received the following
cablegram from Rear Admiral
Hodge rs, at (avite: "Waller report?
having completed a ten-days' inarct
across Samar from Lanaug to Bahoy
Column endured great hardships.
Killed 13 insurgents and captured a
captain, lieutenant and four men."
Praise for Manila.
San Francisco, Jan. 11. Rev. A. L.
Hazlett, of Colorado City, Col., has re
turned, from the Philippines. lie
went there at the request of lion.
MacArthur, and under the authority
of the secretary of war, to study and
report upon the moral conditions in
the island, particularly at Manila. His
report is that lie found a gratifying
condition of affairs in the metropolis
of the Philippines.
On a Par with Gold.
Washington, Jan. 11. The first fi
nancial measure of importance to be
reported to the house is that agreed
upon by the committee on coinage,
providing for the maintenance of the
legal tender silver dollar at a parity
with gold and for the increase of the
subsidiary silver coinage.
President Names Trro Democrats.
Washington, Jan. 11. Robert E. Lee
and Edgar S. Wilson, appointed re
spectively United States attorney and
marshal for Mississippi, are demo
crats and the nominations have given
a great shaking up to the oldline
The Accommodating Mr. Gage.
Washington, Jan. 11. Secretary
Gage received a telegram from Gov.
Shaw stating that he cannot arrange
his affairs so as to take charge of the
treasury department, on the date set,
January 25, and asking Mr. Gage to
remain .until February 1. Secretary
Cage has consented to do so.
Don't Want Chinese Excluded.
Xew York, Jan. 11. Cotton goods
manufacturers are concerned over the
renewed agitation looking to the con
tinued exclusion of Chinese. They re
gard such agitation as a direct
menace to the otherwise favorable
prospects for a large increase in our
business with China.
Indian Territory 'Will Raise More Wheat.
Guthrie, Ok., Jan. 11. A big move
ment is on all over the Indian ter
ritory to encourage the farmers to
raise wheat. The commercial clubs
of the cities, following the lead
of Okmulgee, are buying seed wheat
by the carload and selling it at cost
to the farmers.
Yield of Wheat Per Acre in lOOO.
Washington, Jan. 11. The statisti
cian of the department of agriculture
estimates the average yield per acre
of wheat in the United States in 1901
at 14.S bushels, as compared with 12.3
bushels in 1000.
Snes a Lodge for 810,000.
Decatur. 111., Jan. 11. Clinton
Bromley has filed suit for $10,000
against the Fraternal Army of Amer
ica and the officers of that lodge.
He declares that he suffered damages
in lie amount named while being
ridden on a goat in the lodgeroom at
the time of his initiation.
An Oid Showman Dies.
Detroit, Mich., Jan. 11. J. M.
French, the oldest showman and at
one time one of the wttilthiest horse
owners in the United Slates, hai
died at Ins Hroe in thU city.
A BEAUTIFUL GRACE.
Courtesy Extolled in This Sermon
by Dr. Talmage.
TlioiiKM(alaei for Others Is Urged
How n. Flenijsnaiit Spirit May
Be Fostered AVhnt the
Copyright. 1902, by Louis Klopsch. N. T.
In this discourse Dr. Talmage urges
thoughtfulness for others and shows
how such a benignant spirit may be
fostered; text, 1 Peter 2:S: "Be cour
teous." In an age when bluntness has been
canonized as a virtue it may be use
ful to extol one of the most beautiful
of all the royal family of graces
courtesy. It is graciousness, defer
ence to the wishes of others, good man
ners, affability, willingness to deny
ourselves somewhat for the advantage
of others, urbanity. But what is the
use of my defining the grace of cour
tesy' when we all know so well what it
is? The botanist might say some very
interesting things about a rose, and
the chemist might discourse about wa
ter or light, but without ever seeing a
botanist or a chemist we know what
a rose is and what water and light
are. Do not take our time in telling
us what courtesy is. Only show us
how we may get more of it and avoid
what are its counterfeits. Mark you,
it cannot be put on or dramatized suc
cessfully for a long while. We may
be full of bows and genuflections, and
smiles and complimentary phrase, and
have nothing of genuine courtesy
either in our makeup or in our de
meanor. A backwoodsman who never
saw a drawing-room or a dancing mas
ter or a caterer or a fold of drapery
may with his big soul and hard hand
and awkward salutation exercise the
fjrace, while one born under richest
upholstery and educated in foreign
schools, and bothered to know which
of ten garments he will take from a
royal wardrobe, may be as barren of
the spirit of courtesy as the great Sa
hara desert is of green meadows r.nd
Christian courtesy is born in the
heart by the power of the Holy Ghost,
who has transformed and illumined
and glorified one's nature. Mark you,
I am speaking of the highest kind of
courtesy, which is Christian courtesy.
Something like it ordinary politeness
may grow up with us under the di
rection of intelligent and watchful
parentage, but I am not speaking of
that which is merely agreeableness of
conversation and behavior. All that
may be a matter of tutelage and fine
surrounding and show itself in lifting
the hat to passersby and in a graceful
way of asking about your health and
sending the right kind of acceptance
when you can go and the right kind of
regrets when you cannot go and under
standing all the laws of preference at
table and parlor door, all of which is
well. I am speaking of a principle of
courtesy soimplanted in one's nature
that his suavity of conversation and
manner shall be the outburst of what
he feels for the happiness and welfare
of others, a principle that will work
in the next world as well as in this
and will be as appropriate in the man
sions of Heaven as in earthly dwelling
Xow, you know as well as I do that
some of the most undesirable people
have been seeming incarnations of
courtesy. In our early American his
tory there arose a man of wonderful
talent, an impersonation of all that
can charm drawing-rooms and culti
vated circles. Aged men who knew
him in their youth have told me that
he was the most irresistible man they
ever met, his voice silvery, his smile
bewitching, his glove immaculate, his
eye piercing, his high forehead
j wreathed in curls, his attire a fascina
tion. He became vice president of the
United States and within one vote of
being president. Men threw away
their fortunes to help him in his polit-
: ical aspirations and to forward him in
; a conspiracy to overthrow the govern
ment of the United States, he trying to
do in America what Xapoleon at that
very time was trying to do in Europe
establish a throne for himself. But
he was immoral and corrupt. He was
the serpent that wound its way into
many a domestic paradise. lie shot to
death one of the greatest of Americans
Alexander Hamilton. The world
found out long before he left it that
the offender I speak of was an embodi
ment of dissoluteness and base ambi
tion. He was the best illustration that
I know of of the fact that a man may
have the appearance of courtesy while
within he is all wrong.
Absalom, a Bible character, was a
specimen of a man of polish outside
and of rottenness inside. Beautiful,
brilliant and with such wealth of hair
that when it was cut in each Decem
ber as a matter of pride he had it
weighed, and it weighed 200 shekels.
He captured all who came near him.
But, oh, w:hat a heart he had full of
treachery and unfilial spirit and base
ness! In the famous Athenian Alcibiades
history discourses of the same splen
dor of manner covering utter deprav
itj. Xoble pedigree, transcendent abil
ities, radiant personality, eloquent
tongue, triumphant warrior, victor at
Olympic games, but a debauchee and
an impersonation of all the vices. Alas,
that all tip and down L-iory and clear
on into our day there are so many of
what Christ called "wolves in sheep's
clothing" "whitewashed sepulchers,
full of dead men's bones and all un
cleanness!" Gilded abominations,
walking lazarettos, attired in vermil
ion and gold. Perdition hanging out
the banners of Heaven.
I like what John Wesley said to a
man when their carriages met on the
road. The ruffian, knowing Mr. Wes
ley and disliking him, did not turn out,
tut kept tfce Biggie of the rca2, lx,
Wesley cheerfully gave the man all the
road, himself riding into the ditch. As
they passed each other the ruffian said:
"I never turn out for fools," and Mr.
Wesley said: "I always do." I like the
reproof which a Chinaman in San
Francisco gave an American. The
American pushed him off the sidewalk
until he fell into the mud. The ChLna
man'on rising began to brush off the
mud and said to the American: "You
Christian; me heathen. Goodby." A
stranger entered a church in one of
the cities and was allowed to stand a
long while, although there was plenty
of room. Xo one offered a seat. The
stranger after awhile said to one of
the brethren: "What church is this?"
The answer was: "Christ's church, sir."
"Is He in?" said the stranger. The of
ficer of the church understood what
was meant and gave him a seat. We
want more courtesy in the churches,
more courtesy in places of business,
more courtesy in our homes.
What a curse of cynics and pessi
mists afflicts our time, afflicts all time!
There are those who praise no one un
til he is dead. Xow that he is clear
underground and a heavy stone is on
top of him there is no possibility of his
ever coming up again- as a rival. Some
of the epitaphs on tombstones are so
fulsome that on resurrection day a
man rising may, if he reads the epi
taph, for the moment think he got into
the wrong grave. Speak well one of
another, and if j-ou find yourself in
circles disposed to slander and abuse
be for the time as dumb as the sphinx,
which, though only a fev yards away
from the overshadowing pyramid of
Egypt, has not with its lips of stone
spoken one word in thousands of years.
There are two sides to every man's
character a good side and an evil
side. The good see only the good
and the evil only the evil, and the
probability is that only a medium
opinion is the right opinion. Most
of the people whom I know are do
ing about as well as they can under
the circumstances. When I see peo
ple who are worse than I am, I con
clude that if I had the same bad in
fluences around me all my life that
they have had I would probably have
been worse than they now arc. The
work of reform is the most impor
tant work, but many of the reform
ers, dwelling on one evil, see nothing
but evil, and they get so used to an
athema they forget the usefulness
once in awhile of a benediction. They
get so accustomed to excoriating
public men that they do not realize
that never since John Hancock in
boldest chirography signed the dec
laration of independence, never since
Columbus picked up the floating land
flowers that showed him he was com
ing near some new country, have
there been so many noble and splen
did and Christian men in high places
in this country as now. You could
go into the president's cabinet or
the United States senate or the house
of representatives in this city and
find plenty of men capable of hold
ing an old-fashioned Methodist
prayer meeting, plenty of senators
and representatives and cabinet offi
cers to start the tune and kneel with
the penitents at the altar. In all
these places there are men who could
without looking at the Book, recite
the sublime words, as did Gladstone
during vacation at Hawarden, "I be
lieve in God, the Father Aimightly,
Maker of Heaven and earth, and in
Jesus Christ," and from the senate
and house of representatives and the
presidential cabinet and from the
surrounding offices and committee
rooms, if they could hear, would
come iany voices responding "Amen
Christian courtesy I especially com
mend to those who have subordi
nates. Almost every person has
some one under him. How do you
treat that clerk, that servant, that
assistant, that employe? Do you ac
cost him in brusque terms and rough-
y command him to do that which
you might kindly ask him to do?
The last words that the duke of
Wellington uttered were: "If you
please." That conqueror in what was
in some respects the greatest battle
ever fought in his last hours, asked
by his servant if he would take some
tea replied: "If you please," his
last words an expression of courtesy.
Beautiful characteristic in any class.
The day laborers in Sweden, passing
each other, take off their hate in
reverence. There is no excuse for
boorishness in any circle. As com
plete a gentleman as ever lived was
the man who was unhorsed on the
road to Damascus and beheaded on
the road to Ostia Paul, the apostle.
I know that he might be so char
acterized by the way he apologized
to Ananias, the high priest. I know
it from the way he complimented
Felix as a judge and from the way
he greets the king: "I thank my
self, King Agrippa, because I shall
answer for myself this day before
thee touching all the things whereof
I am accused of the Jews, especially
because I know thee to be expert in
all customs and questions which are
among the Jews." I know that Paui
was a gentleman from the way he
opened his sermon on Mars hill, not
insulting his audience, as King
James' translation implies, but say
ing: "Ye men of Athens, I perceive
that in all things ye are very de
vout." I know he was a gentleman
from the fact that when he, with
others of a shipwreck, on the island
of Melita visited the governor of the
island, he was most impressed with
the courtesy shown them and report
ed that visit in these words: "In the
same quarters were possessions of
the chief man of the island, whose
name was Publius, who received us
and lodged us three days courteous
ly." And then see those words of ad
vice which he gives: "Bear ye one
another's burdens;" "In honor pre
ferring one another;" "Honor all
What a mighty means of useful
ness is courtesy! The lack of it
brings to many a dead failure, while
before those who possess it in large
quantity all the doors of opportu
nity are open. You can tell what ur
banity does not come from study of
books of etiquette, although such
books have their use, but from a
mind full of thoughtfulness for oth
ers and a heart in sympathy with the
conditions of others. If those condi
tions be prosperous, a gladness for
the success, or if the conditions be
depressing, a sorrow for the unfavor
able circumstances. Ah, this world
needs lighting up! To those of us
who are prosperous it is no credit
that we live in a state of good cheer,
but in the lives of 99 out of 100 there
is a pathetic side, a taking off, a def
icit, an anxiety, a trouble. By a
genial look, by a kind word, hy a help
ful action, we may lift a little of the
burden and partly clear the way for
the stumbling foot. Oh, what a glori
ous art it is to say the right word
in the right way at the right time!
How reprehensible the behavior of
those who pride themselves on the
opposite quality and have a genius
for saying disagreeable things, using
sarcasm and retort not for lawful
purposes, but to sting and humiliate
and hurt! "Didn't I take him down?"
"Didn't I make him wince?" "Didn't
I give it to him?" That is the spirit
of the devil, while the opposite'is the
spirit of Christ.
The time must come when the world
will acknowledge international cour
tesy. Xow courtesy between nations
is chiefly made of rhetorical greeting,
but as soon as there is a difference of
interest their ministers plenipotentiary
are called home, and the guns of the
forts are put in position, and the army
and navy get ready. Why not a cour
tesy between nations that will defer
to each other and surrender a little
rather than have prolonged acrimony,
ending in great slaughter? Room for
all nations of the earth and all styles
of government. What the world wants
is less armament and more courtesy,
less of the spirit of destruction and
more of the spirit of amity. This cen
tury has opened with too many armies
in the field and too many men-of-war
on the ocean. Before the century closes
may the last cavalry horse be hitched
to the plow and the last warship be
come a merchantman.
There is nothing worthj- in the
thought that the earth will get too
crowded with population if vast multi
tudes are not destroyed by war. When
our old world is full of inhabitants,
it will have fulfilled its mission, and it
will be put aside like an old ship turned
into a navj- yard and dismantled and
the world's inhabitants transferred to
some other constellation. The angels
in the song celebrated this coming in
ternational courtesy when in the Beth
lehem starlight they chanted: "Good
will to men."
If others lack courtesy thaf is no
reason why you should lack it. Re
spond to rudeness by utmost affabili
ty. Because some one else is a boor
is no reason why you should be a boor.
But how few show urbanity when bad
ly treated! Human nature says: "An
eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, re
tort for retort, slander for slander,
maltreatment for maltreatment." But
there have been those you and I have
known who amid assault and carica
ture and injustice have maintained the
loveliness of blossom week in spring
time. Xothing but Divine grace in the
heart can keep such equilibrium. That
is not human nature until it is trans
formed by supernal influences. To put
it on the lowest ground you cannot af
ford to be revengeful and malignant.
Hatred and high indignation are stages
of unhealth. They enlarge the spleen;
they weaken the nerves; they attack
the brain. Rage in a man is one form
of apoplexj-. Every time you get mad
you damage your body and mind and
soul, and you have not such a surpluu
of vigor and energy that you can af
ford to sacrifice them.
So I applaud Christian courtesy. I
would put it upon the throne of every
heart in all the world. The beauty of
it is that you may extend it to others
and have just as much of it yea, more
I of tJ. left in jour own heart and life,
i It is like the miracle of the loaves and
fishes, which, by being divided, were
multiplied until 12 baskets were
filled with the remnants. It is like a
torch, with which 50 lamps may be
lighted and yet the torch remain as
bright as before it lighted the first
But this grace will not come to its
coronal until it reaches the heavenly
sphere. What a world thrft must be
where selfishness and jealousy and
pride and acerbities of temper have
never entered and never will enter!
Xo struggle for precedence. Xo rival
ry between cherubim and seraphim.
Xo ambition as. to who shall have the
front seats in the temple of God and
the Lamb. Xo controversy about the
place the guest may take at the ban
quet. Xo rivalry of robe or coronet.
Xo racing of chariots. Xb throne look
ing askance upon other thrones, but
alf the inhabitants perfectly happy and
rejoicing in the perfect happiness of
others. If I never get to any other de
lightful place, I want to get to that
place. What a realm to live in for
ever! All worshiping the same God,
all saved by the same Christ, all expe
riencing the same emotions, all ascend
ing the same heights of love and exul
tation, all celebrating the victories.
Courtesy there easy, because there will
be no faults to overlook, no apologies
to make, no mistakes to correct, no dis
agreeableness to overcome, no w rocs
to right. In all the ags to come not
a detraction or a subterfuge. A per
fect soul in a perfect Heaven. Jn that
realm, world without end, it will never
be necessary to repeat the words of
my text, words that now need oft rep
etition: "Be courteous."
Title Plentiful In RgmIs.
There is one titled per-onage to.
vsry 10y eeaRncuei-s in JUssia.
NO QUARTER IS SHOWN
rhe Fight Between the Roads and the
Scalpers Henry Caspary Arrested
on Charges Preferred by the
Joint Validating Onice.
Henry Caspary, a ticket broker, was
arrested at the Atlantic Coast Line
depot yesterday afternoon, on a charge
of disorderly conduct. The charges
were preferred by representatives of
the joint validating offices. The
agency had prepared for another big
"killing" of scalpers' tickets and It
was while the work was being planned
that Caspary was arrested.
During the day it became known to
the agency that a number of long dis
tance tickets would be used on the
Coast Line train, and, as there was an
abundance of evidence and identifica
tion, the representatives of the office
were prepared to see that none but
original purchasers went through. In
order to inspect all transportation be
fore the train started north all avenues
leading out from the station were
locked and passengers were required
to pass through the regular gate.
Many cut-rate dealers were in the sta
tion. One dealer went to the gate and
he was told that he could not go in
without showing his ticket. He had
none and he quietly stepped aside.
Caspary appeared at the gate just as
the other dealer moved away and the
agency people allege that he became
obstreperous when refused admittance.
He was talking loudly, when a police
man was called and he was placed un
der arrest. He was released on the
deposit of a $10 bond.
The fact that proper identification
had been secured by the validating of
fice prevented the scalpers from send
ing their customers to the gate and
they resorted to other means of hood
winking the railroad. They made an
utter failure, however, for telegrams
from Florence last night stated that
several passengers had been ejected
from the train for attempting to use
In order to get by the agents In
Charleston the purchasers of the "out
law" goods bought tickets to Florence,
at the station, and after passing Flor
ence handed in the cut-rate trans
portation. It happened that the con
ductor who left Charleston went on to
Rocky Mount and he was given in
structions about the tickets. The
scheme was too thin and the ejected
passengers had to waik back to Flop
ence through the cold night air.
Ordinarily the scalpers might be able
o get their goods through by follow
ing this plan, but the situation is be
ing nanaieu so wen here Dy tne van
dating agency that most tickets that
drift into the office of the brokers are
put on the blacklist.
A man who had bought a cut-rate
ticket out of Charleston had an un
pleasant experience the other day that
he is not apt to forget. He was trav
eling with his wife and was in the
dining car on the Atlantic Coast Line
train when the conductor went in for
his transportation. The train had
stopped for a moment and conse
quently the conversation was heard by
every person in the car. The conduct
or was looking at the signature.
"WThy, I don't understand this," said
the conductor, "for you are riding on a
negro's ticket." The passenger pricked
up his ears, then colored quickly and
his eyes dropped. By this time the
other people were listening. "This
ticket," he continued, "was originally
purchased by a negro known person
ally to me. It is not yours, neither ia
this your name, so I think I'll take it."
The passenger looked sheepish and
then paid his fare. The incident waa
not pleasant for his wife, but it was
amusing to others in the dining car.
News and Courier, Charleston, S. C,
December 18, 1901.
The Principal and Pupil.
We must teTl you a highly diverting
incident related of Mr. Legstrong, the
popular principal of the Engletimber
It seems that one of the young ladies
was writing an essay.
"Mr. Legstrong," she asked, pausing
at the end of a lino of her manuscript,
"how do you divide 'infinitive'?"
Mr. Legstrong's severly scholastic
features relaxed into a smile.
"My dear young lady," he said, "it
is not permissible to split the infinitiva
at all." -
On being informed of this ton mot,
O. T. Brilliant, the genial and capable
county superintendent of schools,
could not restrain his mirth." Chi
Little 3-year-old Ph'io had been
taught to say to his mo'her, "I love
you more than tongue can tell." He
had repeated this one day to the adv
miration of some visitors, when, look-
ing puzzled, he asked, "Mamma, what
is 'tuncan?'" A few dajs after this
this he had been at chuich one Sun
day and heard the choir sing "The
consecrated cross I'd bear." On thi
way home he inquired, "Mimma, whit
13 a consecrated cross eyed bear?"- -Homiletic
IJiff Prayer Books in Khgtand.
There is at present an unusual de
mand for the largest-sized pr?yer
books, which are used by the clergy
in the cor duct of religious service. In
many cases the changes necessitated in
these, following the death of": Queen
Victoria, were simply made -with a
pen. - It was thought unnecessary to
buy new copies until the changes were
completed by the creation of the heir
apparent as Prince of Wales. Now that
has come about, copies of the prayer
book, in the service size, are teing or
dered by clergy and churches all over
j th country. Ltjndoa Chronicle,