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CAPC C.IRARSEAU MISSOURI
Paullue Wayne tr;ny (to on the stage
Ha a rureJ drama,
If ttcbn!l were tniifjit In the
4c.tiocls there would be no truancy.
i " Will college football et about to
jfijual avla'.ion't record of fatalities?
JlchiJIlwrn are made fop the laty
who do not car to 'Jo much reading.
U'Vipn jay rider Is driving h mo
!tor car while watching it biplane he
H certainly up to date.
What's the use of going over Nt
tegara Falls In a barrel when you can
'buy on aeroplane?
"The cost cf livir.g in Chicago Is
cheaper than It Is In New York-" Hut
'eho vtcta to IWe la ChlcngoT
Some pesisimlHtlc person bus pro
moted a cold winter, fit ill, be aiaj be
ISaLerefited la s woolen factory.
, Chlcfgo theaters are to be per
fumed, but the stock yards will keep
'on doing business at the old stand.
anybody stopped to figure out
(what was done with all the money bo
fore people began to buy automobiles?
Over 02,000,000 young lobsters have
(been liberated off the Maine coast.
'Just is time fcr the theatrical season
A woman who wedded a poet com-
iplalns be couldn't support her Evi
dently she found married life blank
An Inventive person In Boston Is
said to have built an automatic wom
an that talks It wouldn't be a wo
imoo If It didn't
The fellow who looked Into the gun
ito find out whether It was loaded Is
cow adding to Hie gayety of nation
'by eating toadstools.
The pnstor who declared childless
wives should be deported struck a
(heavy blow at the attendance upon the
aunual mothers' congress.
A writer says that every time two
people are married one of them wins
, great victory Yea, we were licked
"that way ouco ourselves.
A Jerseyite suffering from rheuma
tism caroe in contact with a live wire
nd was cured. However, It is Dot
."likely that live, wires will become
A Cleveland woman has secured "a
divorce notwithstanding the fact that
iher husband did not chew, smoke.
(drink, swear nor stay out at night.
Perhaps he snored.
Beveral times roosters have been
- enjoined from crowing, but It took an
-Iowa court the other day to enjoin
onions from smelling This may prop
rly be defined as strong action.
in Brooklyn a woman has secured a
divorce because her husband carried
cut the garbage for another lady Evi
dently they do not regard loving one's
neighbor as a virtue in Brooklyn.
Andre Jnegerschmldt. who traveled,
wound the world In forty days. Is a
Frenchman. We mention this merely
to prevent our readers from gaining
the Impression that he is an Irish
man. In autumn, more than ever, we re
alize that the year that promised to
much In Its gladsome springtime,
moves In an Inevitable cycle, subser
vient to the infinite and eternal law
Speaking of easy money, a Chicago
itfrl haa Just Inherited $20,000 because
ie.r name Is Jane. . Beside, being
named Jau la Its own reward
A New Jersey hotel keeper has Is
sued an order prohibiting his wait
resses from talking to traveling men
who eat In bis dining-room. Ho must
want to get rid of the patronage of
tho traveling men
We are told that a hawk tried to
pick a diamond stud out of the snirl
front of un unsuspecting citizen of
iNew Jerney Those Jersey hawks are
becoming almost as formidable as
City Forester Prost of Chicago pro-
jiofces a new manual for tho boy scouts.
Tnstcud of marching about with toy
jtuns, ho would have them equipped
with grubbing hoes and dispatched In
war of extermination against the
weeds of Chicago This would result
In two tt'.Iugs good for the boys they
would learn the names of the weeds
.rid would secure healthful exercise.
ijt would benefit the public by doing
way with the weeds
Man now files higher than the birds
-The latter ore not spurred on b gaso
jllue A baby has been born In a fashion-
tie New York residence hotel, in
itheiie get rich-quick days ft la becom
ing increasingly dlTlcult to guard ko
1fiaJ fines In the metropolis.
Tho esnalH of Mats buve been pho
Hogra plied. There Is no evldtr.ee.
iliowever. In thce plcturea tfcat the
caoiiis have beaten the Panama cat a!
fa being tipen to travel. ,
To Knowledge" Cry Which Progres
sive Party In Turkey Placards Hlo
ways Governments Seek to n
hanee Own Prestige by Schools.
By WILLIAM T. ELLIS.
Beirut. -It a visitor In this city has
Mifflcleot curiosity to iuquiri the
meaning of the Arabic Inscriptions
which be sees emblnzod upon the
walls, he will be told that they are
a motto of the Progressive Party--"To
knowledge" and "Juryman, seei
knowledge! Ignorance Is shame."
That points straight to the underly
tug problem of awakened Turkey
However, farcical (he present const!
tutlonal government may now appear,
It muBt ultimately rest upon the edu
cation of the people. Not. at the Sub
lime Porto and la the inner offices ot
the administration, but In the schools
of the Empire, the destiny ot Turkey
Is to bo worked out. A constitutional
government Is simply Impossible wan
out popular education.
The prevailing Idea of education In
old Turkey was the memorizing ot the
Koran in fcur tones. The Koran is in
Arabic and so even where memorized
utterly unintelligible to most of those
who study It. These mosque schools
were little else than hot beds of bigo
try and haired ot Christians. They ef
fected no change in tho economic con
ditions, nor did they broaden the in
tellectual horizon of their students.
Traditions concerning tho Prophet
were of little help to tho peasant in
raising a living from tho ill-treated
soil of his land. One of the hopeful
signs ot the now day is that everybody
seems to realize that education must
have the right of way.
Religious Schools the Rule.
When , the constitutional era was
proclaimed there was at once a great
flocking of children to existing schools,
especially to those kept by foreigners.
There has been some reaction In this
respect, as tho Moslems and Greeks
and Armenians have, by means of
threats and other pressure, compelled
the parents to send children to their
own schools however inferior these
may be. Tho latter have been forced
to improve their standing rercepttbly.
even at the cost of taking Christian
teachers from the foreign schools.
One office of the educational institu
tions maintained by foreigners in Tur
key is to stimulate the native schools
While tho Young Turk leaders have
designed a scheme ot non-religious
schools, yet practically the religious
echools are tho prevailing ones. The
people here have such varying relig-
! ioua beliefs, and religious Ideas hold
! such a supreme place in their thought,
that nobody is satisfied with non-re-
i ligious schools. The result Is that tho
j youth ot Turkey is largely being edu
cated in schools which put the church
above tho state. The empire is di
vided into great national groupings
which are also religious classifications,
Educationally, the result is chaos.
Tho government i3 trying to find itself
in this matter aud to adapt itself to
the educational conditions of the new
Diplomacy and Education
In the great game for the possession
of New Turkey, the school is freely
used by foreign governments. Franco
has heartily supported and championed
the Jesuit colleger and primary schools
for they teach the French language
and French history and inculate the
French view point. They are visible
reminder of French nationality and
naturally enhance tho prestige of that
government which has strongly sup
ported tho rights of these schools with
dlrlomatic representatives. These
French schools maintained by the Jes
uits are enormously successful,
Germany has tried, but with poorer
success, to give the German language
the right of way in Turkey, but the
German tongue does not succeed in
corresponding ratio with the other
German triumphs here. So, along the
Bagdad railway, tho Germans are
obliged to use the French language,
Great Britain has belatedly come to
realize tho advantages of the educa
tional agency In promoting her pres
tiRO. In Constantinople an English
High School for Boys has been
opened with a fine staff of teachers
out from England. The education giv
en is in the English language am
along English lines. The teachers
j avow that they are promoting the Brit
Ith type of educution as a matter of
imperial policy. On this basis they
are supported by the British press and
British o'licials, and they look forward
to a grant from the British govern
ment, Just as an appropriation would
be rnad3 for the maintenance of a Con
sulate. Where America Leads.
It Is only of recent years that the
American government seems to have
awakened to what may be called the
diplomatic elgulilcanco of the Ameri
can ischools in the Levant. Broadly
speaking, America has been kept from
being a negligible factor in the Turk
ish empire by the schools maintained
here by the foreign missionary socie
ties of the Unite:! States. These
Bchoola are admittedly the foremost
In tho land. As a result, of all the
nationalities to bo found in Turkey,
America is tho most popular. Three
out of four emigrants seek the shores
The entire cause of the Eniih
eprslitnir. recpl rms rn profoundly I
benefited by these liicillutions, estab
lished with no f.noui.ht of statei-ruft.
In al! pavls ot the Leviuit. one may
find Knllwh speaking graduates ot
these schools, to whom American his
tory Bt'd Amcrlcr.n ideals have been
made ftiinlliar. There Is doubtless
warrant for tho statement that the
American schools in tho Levant have
doue more to honor tho American
name find flag In these parts than all
the embassies at Constantinople.
Soma Remarkable Results.
It Is a curious and anomalous situa
tion that the greatest educational In
stitutions In the Ottoman empire
should fly the flag of another nation.
This Is unquestionably the caro It Is
a Bonrce of immense pride to travel
lr.fr Americans that the Syrian Pro
testant college at Beirut and ltobert
college of Constantinople and the
American College for Girls In Constan
tinople, are the educational moun
tain peaks In Turkey. None of these
Is, strictly, speaking, missionary, but
all are entirely American being sup
lorted by American money and con
ducted by American teachers.
The potency of all this is difficult to
make clear to persons who do not un
derstand oriental conditions. The fin
est buildings, tho largest instil utlon,
and tho most celebrated In all Beirut,
is the Syrian rrotestant college, w hich
has a magnificent sits on the Mediter
ranean with the purple Lebanon
mountains in the distance. This is
School for Boys of the
said to be the finest college campus
and prospect In all tho world. There
are from 700 to 900 students yearly,
of many colors and races and the grad
uates may be found in influential pla
ces in all parts of the empire. Espe
cially numerous are they in the Brit
ish service in tho Sudan. Tho cos
mopolitanism of this college and Rob
ert college is shown by the way its
students scatter over the entire world.
This great American college was
born -within the missionary circle and
Its teachers have been drawn hither
by the missionary impulse, yet it re
ceives no aid from any missionary so
ciety, but Is managed directly by a
board ot gentlemen in New York.
Recently the issue as to religion was
raised by the Moslems, who objected
to attendance upon chapel services.
There was no little discussion, but the
end was at no time in doubt because
the American public, whatever its re
ligious belief, would not caro to sup
port an institution that simply made
Islam more potent. The present con
dition is that the students are obliged
to attend chapel daily.
Robert colicgo on tho Bosphorus, to
which many have assigned a largo part
of the credit for the new order of
things In Turkey, has some 400 stu
dents. It laid the corner stone ot a
new dormitory recently, and instead of
a lot ot speeches, the occasion waa eel-
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Citizens of Old Philadelphia nd American Missionary.
ebrated by a baseball game between
tutors and a nine from the crew of
the "Scorpion." So high is the reputa
tion of ltobert college that cabinet
Ministers and other leading Turks
send their sons to it. It has got out
of the acute financial difficulties which
beset most of these altruistic educa
tional institutions in the Levant,
through tho receipt of the Kennedy
bequest ot nearly two million dollars.
American Women In New Turkey.
Thanks to gifts from the Rockefel
ler and Sage funds, the American Col
lege tor Girls in Scrutarl is enabled to
move to more commodious quartera
on a hill overlooking tho Bosphorus
not far from Robert college. The site
is a beautiful one, and the building
will be worthy of a great educational
Temporarily, a part ot tne college In
housed in an old palace on the Bos
phorus. The head of this institution
la Miss Patrick, a noted educator, who
has elected to five her life to Turkey.
fhe baa a nff of upward:' of a dorn
American women teachers. The erad
u.ites, who from many nations, fre
quently go into teaching work. The
college Is sn InMitcn!lnl rcn'er of ihe
now educational movement, anil Mop
lem teachers are on close term of
friendliness p.ud cooperation with thu
American faculty. It i-i no siunil mat
ter that in this cosmopolitan io-titut:oi)
Turkish. Greek. Armenian, Bulgaria!,
Syrian. Knordlsh nnd i.irls of other
nationalities are learning Arocri'Mn
Ideals of lift". Tho International col
lege for boys, the American school for
girls, at Smyrna, and other notable
More than tv. i nt j -fiie of these
American hcIi-.kiIh are maintained by
missions In different part of tho em
pire. Their teneher sire American
nnd un exceptionally large poreectage
of their pupils become. In turn teach
ers of local choo!i or engage in re
ligious work. There are mi.ny p rtr
of Turkey that are honeycombed with
the influence of these mission schools
The Printing Press Lever.
A study of the forces respons ible, for
the wonderful awakening of Turkey
leads investigators into many Inter
esting fields. Here I have run acrosh
the ttguiiicant fact that within four
years the Presbyterian Mission press
at Beirut has issued at n nominal price
a large stock of d'Auhi-ne's "History
of the Reformation." This was done
originally to get lid ot a surplus of
books. The demand for this work,
which has in it the seeds of both po
litical nnd religious revolution, grew
amazingly and still continues. Re
membering how comparatively email
the number ot educated readers in
Turkey has been, it does not seem or
impossible task to touch the majority
of them with some such influential
book as this.
Similarly the newspapers and books
issued from this historic press, de-
spile the censor's vtgllaucOj has been
scattering the seeds of new thought
widely over tho empire. Here more
truly than in any other part of the
world of which I have knowledge, the
printing press has been a lever ol
Archimldes to overturn the old order.
The primary output has been the Bible put him to death. Except such to
in Arabic, The entlro Arabic-speak- whom the king shall hold out. tho
Ing world has been supplied with golden scepter." There was, there
Bibles from this press more than a fore, a possibility of Esther's reach
million and a half copies of tho Bible ing the ears of tho king, but with
in whole or In part, having been Is- the greatest uncertainty as to how
sued up to date. Even the Georgian such a capricious king would act,
churches have accepted the translation especially aa his love for her had
of the Bible into Arabic which has cooled. The mission Mordecal corn-
come from this press. The Russian
echools within the Ottoman emplrel
havo takou their book supply from tht
Mission Press, and the Hussion gov
ernment is at present the largest sin
gle customer of the Press.
Modern maps have been a valuabl
output, tor in the skillful war with
j ittt ; a
? t f .
Islam which Christianity is waging,
modern geography, modern history
and the physical sciences are powerful
weapons against the teaching of the
Prophet. The entire Moslem world
has no printing outfit to match this
one. A better style of Arabic Is used
than In the Mohammedan books. By
the scholarly works that have come
out a spirit of higher criticism has
been created within the circle of Islam
and this Is a more Insidious foe to the
latter than the frontal attacks of Chris
tianity. The Mission Press makes its jwn
type, and when each letter may have
four vowelllngs and twenty-five differ
ent forms making one hundred l all,
it is not a email matter to run a print
ing establishment in Arabic. Never
theless, the missionaries count it well
worth while tor this Institution la cut
ting away the foundations of tho old
order. As Turkey goes to knowledge,
It poes to a new life In reaiity.
(Cupyilfcht, 1911, by Jtph 13. i;l..a)
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Inwiileti lireei-o, H. f. 4M, latent. -I nt
TliiTimipyltid anil Halml. It. ('. U. 4V1-l-'.Klher
he -omea yiieon, Jt. . 47!'. Hl
inan'H pl"t nnd iteiXtt by Kwtlier (on vvy
luf nearlv llm whole year), Jt. C. 474.
1'I.ACK Khiinnn (Sunn) the winter capi
tal of Ihe t'ei-Hlun Kinplre. ulxmt lulled
sviutlie.-iNi from Hnliylnn and l.'u miles
north of thu IVraian tlulf.
There are two principal theories
concerning the historical nature ol
the Book of Esther: one, that it is a
veritable history; tho other, that it
in a historical romance founded on
fait, like Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
and Henry VIII., or like Scott's novels,
or Homer's fsreat epics. While there
are a number of serious dilllculties,
yet there are few If any unanswerable
arguments ngainst its being a true his
tory. Xerxes is the Greek shortened
lorni of the Ahasuerus of Esther, us
York, for instance, is a shortened form
of the Latin Eboracum. Ho began to
reign B. C. 4S5 nnd ruled for 110 years.
We can best understand Esther by
means of those parts of his history
which reveal his character. Xerxes
at the very beginning of his reign
completed the conquest of Egypt
which his father Darius had begun.
On his return he immediately began
to prepare for the invasion of Europe,
and especially of Greece.
Xerxes sought a queen in place of
the deposed Vashti. The one select
ed front the most beautiful women
of tho empire was Esther, a charming
Jewess, a descendant of one of the
exiles, her great-grandfather being
among those carried captive to Baby
lon by Nebuchadnezzar ir. G'.'S. Her
Hebrew name was Hadassah. the
myrtle, n beautiful and favorite shrub
in the cast. "Esther" means "a siar,"'
and many think it the same as lshmr
tlie Babylonian equivalent of Venus.
She must have been quite young at
the time of her marriage, not over
l.j years. Four or five years pass,
and then begins the fragic story of
Hainan, his rise, as a king's favorite,
his pride incensed at the conduit in
Esther's cousin Mordecal, his attempi
eo brinB vengeance upon the whole
Jewish race on Mordecai'3 account,
hln success in obtaining a decree
from the king, throughout his empire,
"to destroy, to kill, nnd to cause to
perish all Jews, both young and old.
little children, and women, in one
Great mourning and terrible dis
tress came upon the Jews all over
the empire as they learned of the de-
cree. Mordecal sent word to Esther,
now about 20 years old, asking her .
to go to the king and request t lie de
liverance of her people. Esther re- j
plied "Wliosoever shall come unto
the king into the inner court, who is
not. called, there Is one law of his to
mitted to Esther was one of great
danger and difficulty. It required the.
j Esther put on her royal apparel.
She whs a sensible, practical woman,
I and used her beauty and charm of
person and of dress to accomplish
She waited for the fitting time.
Tho king held out tho golden sceptre.
Tho sign that he received her, and
that the most dangerous part of her
mission was over. Instead of asking
her favor, where she would bo sur
rounded by spies and possible ene
j mies, she invited the king to a ban
! quel in the seclusion of the Harem
j gardens'. Site invited Hainan her en
emy to join witli the king and thus
' ward off all suspicion, aud at tho
! same time have him where he could
Esther presented her petition ir
wise words and pointed out Hainan
r.s the enemy who was seeking her
life nnd the life of her people. The
king wa.-i very angry and immediate
ly deposed Hainan, and had him
hanged on tho gallows he had pre
pared for Mordecal.
The result was a counteracting de
cree, permitting the Jews to stand
up in their own deft use, and lare
numbers of their enemies were slain.
The Jews wero saved, from destruc
tion, ana exulted before the people.
Mordecal took llanian's place in lite
government. The feast of Purim was
instituted with great feasting u ml
joy, and has been celebrated uiiuual
ly ever since on tho fourteenth of
Adar, February-March, one month be
One of tho most interesting- stud
ies in the Btory of Esther is to traco
tho w ays of divine providence, and see
how Gnd makes all tilings work to
gether for the good of his people.
God's sovereign grace and man's free
will are here seen In perfect har
mony. Heroism In Every Day Life is the
expression nnd cultivation of the he
roic spirit in our ordinary ihiily liv
ing. We cannot ail be heroes in great
things, but the field of heroism Is ev
erywhere, m every Home, In every
town. There fire grevt entmics to . "Vl t-f- $7ii&J--overcome
in our own heatta. ,
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Wc'vo K"t our lecture oouiko arr&re'!,
TIip talent has been hired;
Of coursn the program can bo crmr.i;i'd
If tlint should ho desired.
Hut (ho nttraetlonn wo have hookiM
Arn full of vim nnd force,
V I'.en wo were drain wo vowed It loeke.
J.Ike a irre.it leetuio course.
Jt opens wlih the I'rl70 Qunrtrt
Which tilled a date last year
Most of our folks nro talliln yt
About when they worn here.
Then wo will havo the Tuneful Tot.i.
A ti-oupo of Kirls and hnyn
Who play on luooins and pans and pel
Ami add unto our Joys.
And after them we'll have the M.'irvi,
Who nive a ony and daneo
t'pon the l-.nr l.ilttal hars -
We've hilled them In advani-e.
We've tMkeJ rrofessor Itllmui'a T: -H '.
flame Nature' Own Plplav--They
tire oh' ;:iiik and ri.le on wh"els
Jn qillto a vondr.)U.s way.
We've also Kot M.iKoogln'a I'and
With tnoviriK plelurea, too.
Their iiinsle Is Just simply Krnmt,
The pletun-s are ad new.
What else1 Well, we've The MM-I-,
A marvi loan hahoon
That tries to talk and aeetna to thhik
Anil almost himia a tune.
And yet somo folks nln't satli-Hed
With tuirlr a uplendld list--
Fiuiie of the kicking ones havo tried
To Miow us where we've missed.
Our lecture hoard hr.s had a row
Thai lTiHfW no Hwfiil hreneh
. one meml.er urged that we, somehow.
Jiave Bi.nio one make, a apeech!
A Little Fable.
Once upon a Time there was a Wisf
Man who set up in Business as a D.'s
trihuttng Center of Knowledge.
There came unto Him certain Smart
Alecks who thought to Confound hit:;
"Why does a Rabbit vlgs'e its
But the Wise Man simply Collect!--',
two Dollars and answered them thin-:
"Because the Nose cannot Wiggle the
Moral: Do not get Gay with Peo
ple who are Out for the Coin.
NEEDED A PAIR.
.Sarcastic Sammy Kind lady, nave
you got (mother batter enke like, the
one you give me ylstlddy?
Kind Lady (flattered) Why. rn.
But perhaps you would like tor u.e
to make you another.
Sarcastic Sammy Yes, I wbli you
would I want to half sole my o'het
A Slip of the Tongue.
"Hah!" said tho villain, ligbMr.s a
other cigarette, "Hah!"
The heroine tittered payly.
"You must bo the, black sheep (
vour family," she t,ald.
Peeling that ho had Ilea Ivei teu
liven her an Insight Into his p,-,st P
Ihe villain left the stage ;ki,1 ref;.sf
to further interrupt the here.
"You have no more Hen',
luw allows," ho htieeied.
Then he nddi d, a l itter nfie:
thought, "--and v prohibiten law a
Whereupon the party to whom tin
remarks wero addressed hi-iran f.-,H
luting n few ntututi'H.
Mrs. Henpeek If 1 thouflit ,,iy ,..s
band drunk, I would take u l.ati fu i
Mrs. Askeiu limaiii t!.n rubious?
Mrs. flenpecl:-- No, lift.. d! I d null
him In the house.
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