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A. F. DIIAKE, Editor.
. . . . MISSOURI,
A calendar gives no trustworthy
clno to weather.
No sunstrokes have thui far bn
reported this spring.
Ufa li getting to bo Just ono state
convention after another.
Distinctly, the opening of the base
fcall season was not a frost.
Now tho umpire In his turn becomes
tho object of oratorical attack.
Nobody will care bow much the fly
la klckod nrounu tbls summer.
You do not hear band muslclana
objecting seriously to political cam
paigns. A large spot has been discovered
on the sun. Draw your own political
When an editor becomes Bloomy
be rises to predict tho revival of the
Our notion of an easy Job Is to
pcrsuado n man to bocome a candi
date for ofllco.
Tho Incubator crnxe Is leading to
numerous llrcs. This will not, bow.
TYcr, check tho crazo.
Now York, tho worst crowded me
tropolis In tho world, always has room
for easy mark visitors.
Tho world certainly do move. It
has been lo! these many years since
we read a folding bed Joko.
Much moro readily do some men
pay out hard cash to a baseball tm
preearlo than to a coal dealer.
Now they oro going to grow Turkish
tobacco In California. Why not as
well as Havana or Connecticut?
A New York woman wants a dl
yorce because her husband has an
other wife. Isn't sho thu finicky thing!
A Cleveland lawmaker Insists that
male bathers on tho beaches bo forced
to wear skirts. The sbamcleBS hus
sies) Tho report that Tho Harvester was
cold for 150,000 Is enough to make
an nutomobllu salesman green with
Tho I.lttlo theater In New York Is
aid to be for Intelligent people. Now
wo know why It Is called tho Little
A license of 1 baa been Imposed
on cats In Now Jersey, but a license
on midnight cencerts would bo pref
erable. I'eople who Insist on building near
tho Ohio and Mississippi rivers should
get on tho Bate side by building sky
scrapers. That Missouri man who Is hatching
grasshoppers to feed his chickens
should be careful that tho supply does
not exceed the demnnd.
Whllo thoo reformers nro Invest!
grtlng tho baseball trust, wo bopo
they will establish nn ago limit for
Just to prove that tbero Is nothing
new under the sun a Harvard profes
ror hfH discovered that women talk
A Harvard professor tayB Oklahoma
ts five years ahead of any other stnto.
It's a long way from Harvard to Ok
A European Judge has declared that
It Is not lawful to cheat American
tourists. Nor especially easy, wo may
Why does no one ever lntono a
hymn to tho vernal recrudesccno of
tho chorus of the trogs? It Is not so
Some nlarmlst now announces that
naiterkrnut Is n dangerous explosive,
but we'd rather risk It than boiled
A statistician tcllt us that only
one song out of ninety-five becomes
popular. Judging from the pqmilar
aongs wo bavo heard, tlio worst song
of tbo ninety-five Is selected.
A military authority tells us that
Washington could be captured easily
by a foreign foe. Ho does not reallto
that myriads of office seekers would
arise to defend their chosen city,
A woman In Philadelphia broke tbe
record by obtaining a license to marry
three minutes after her divorce had
been granted. Compared to tbls, t'blL
adrlpbla Is even swifter than Heuo.
Itun.li Is said to be planning for the
greatest navy of dreadnoughts In the
v.orld. And by the time It gets It built
dreadnoughts will be all out of style
Navies are largely built to be thrown
on tbe Junk pile.
A Iloston reformer says each bride
groom should have a certificate ot
financial competence to support s
wife, and each bride a certificate ol
culinary competence to leed bus
bind, In tbe absence of these than
taould be no wedding ceremony.
,Tly K. O. BELLUItS. Director of Even
ing Department, The Moody Dibit In
stltule of Chicago.)
LESSON FOR MAY 26.
I.nSPON TKXT-Ualk 5.33-37; James 1:
dOLDK.V TEUT "Putting away false
hood, -peak e truth each man wllh his
neighbor; for we aro members one of
-notlicr." Eph. i:ts.
In thia lcs?on Jesus makes n still
further uppllcntlon, or rather gives ub
another Illustration of tbo rlghteous-i
ncss of bla now kingdom, which must
bo greater thnn that taught by tho
Fharlscca. We have studied tho sa
cred relations of the righteous life,
now wo aro to consider tho matter of
truth. Wo hnvo first a pnrngrnpli from
Jesus, then an ethical teaching and ap
plication from tbe writings ot Jnmos
Under tho old law men sworo by
heaven which Is God's throne, by tho
earth which la his footstool, by Jeru
salem which was his peculiar chosen
city. They Bwore by the head and
yet they could not change ono hair
whlto or bind;. Jesus contrasts nit
of this with his new kingdom In
which absolute Blmplo veracity In our
speech Ib nil that Is to bo required
This mnken alt oaths profane, When
men live In these new relations, with
this new consciousness ot (Jod they
will speak the truth naturally nnd of
necessity. To such thero will bo no
need for any form of speech or oath,
for tho simplest, plainest speech will
bo tho only necessary and tbo alto
gether satisfactory medium of giving
nnd ot creating assurance. How about
oaths In court? Jesus Is speaking to
the members of his new kingdom, be
tween tbcm yea nnd nay Is sulllclent,
but ns between then, and others we
must adjust ourselvea and thercforo
we do not read Into this any admoni
tion not to take an oath In court
Should Be Swift to Hear.
"Be not many teachers." We new
turn to a paragraph from the Eplstlo
of JatueR which has Its peculiar voluo
and Interest as showing the difficulty
of mastering tho tongue. In tho
church ot Christ there must of neces
sity bo n great many more disciples
(learners) than teachers, Every man
should bo swift to hear, but tho posi
tion ot teacher carries with It such
a burden of responsibility that no one
should audaciously asssume It, seo
Eph. 4:11, etc. With this responsibil
ity is also a correspondingly heavier
Judgment if we stumble. He that
stumbles not In teaching. In tbe uso
of bis tongue. Is Indeed a perfect man
and ono that Is able to bridle tho
wbolo body; to guldo tbe ship of life,
ot state, and ot tho church, amidst
the fiercest storms
"Tho tongue Is a fire." It Is In
deed for It Inflames with angor tho
wholo body, the family, society and
the nation. History Is ablazo with tbo
conflagrations that aro a consequence
of untimely words and ot unbridled
tongues, I'rov. 16:1, etc. Tbo tonguo
giving utterance to the thoughts of tho
heart (for out ot tho abundanco ot tho
heart It speaks), will Infinmo lust.
wither purity and constimo strength,
It fires Jealousy nnd burns tho sweet
bonds ot friendship. It will sever the
tics of home, burn away tho founda
tions of character, ot commercial In
tegrity, social purity nnd destroy thu
bonds ot civic righteousness. It 11
Indeed "a world of Iniquity among our
members." Lot us quoto from Dr. It
A. Torrey: 'The llres ot hell aro
kindled by tdto words that set men
thinking wroug about God nnd sin and
Christ and tho Iilblo. Mon usually
cartful In handling fire nro carelcsa
about tho tonguo. Whence conio tho
words that Inllamo tho Imagination
and the passions? Wbenco coma tho
words that undermfiie faith and tbo
credibility of tho Bible? If any man
question James' words that 'the tonguo
can no man tamo' he has evidently
never tried It himself." This does not
menn, however, that the tonguo can
not be tamed, for what Is lmposslblo
with man Is possible with God James
draws a frightful picture ot tho un
tamed tonguo and of fts evil conse
quences. Profane Men Classified.
"Theso things ought not to be."
No more can a fountain yield fresh
and salt water at ono and the same
time, or a II g tree yield olives, than
for a Christian to bless God and with
the same tonguo curse his fellow men.
Not only Is It unkind but It Is un
Cbrlstllke. Sarcasm means literally
"to tear flnh like dogs," tbo chari
oteer's whip tore tho flesh, so we uso
the tonguo as a lash, biting tbe sensi
tive spirits of men; verily these things
"ought cot to be." Phillips Brooks
anld, "Tell me the words a man uses
and reproduco his tone ot voice and
I'll tell what tort ot man ho Is,"
It Is a literal tact tbat tbe truthrul
man Is he who usually exemplifies all
other virtues and we cannot era
pbaslte too strongly that no gentle
man swears. Profane men a're ot
thrtfe classes; those who are thought
less, thoso who are Ignorant of lan
guage and have a paucity ot expres
sions at their command, and thosa
who use profanity to emphaslxo a Ho,
and generally the greater the lie tbe
more and stronger the oatbs. We tnust
not forget, however, that by our si
lence we may bear false witness and
that a positive obligation rests upon
us to speak words c! praise.
FIERCE FIGHTING IN SACRED CITY
LHASA, tho sacred city ot Tibet, has been the scene of bloody conflicts between tbo Chinese and tbo Tibetans
of lato, several thousands of tbo city's Inhabitants having been slain Tbe Chinese had possession and pil
laged and burned at will, but the Tibetans In largo numbers surrounded tbe city and fought to regain It.
Grievances of British Tars Weak
ening the Navy.
Condition of Men on Lower Decks of
More Importance Than Building
New Ships Reforms Are
London. First Lord of tho Admir
alty Winston Churchill Is never long
out of hot water. This time bo has
roused tho Indignation of the radical
extremists of his own party becauso
tho reduction on tbe naval estimates
for tho current year did not go far
enough In tho direction of retrench
ment to please thorn.
Whereas tho "Little Englanders,"
as they nro called, hoped that a sav
lng of at least $5,000,000 would bo
effected, Churchill only found It pos
sible to reduce tbe naval estimates by
Just over $1,600,000. But If he has
not pleased some of his own parlia
mentary supporters. Winston Churchill
has been subjected to little but friend
ly criticism by tho opposition, who
nro bent on accelerating the building
program rather than retarding" It.
While thero haa been tbe usual
amount of talk about new ships and
armaments, not much attention has
been paid to the factor without which
England's vaunted navy Is useless
the man behind the gun. From time
to tlmo It has been whispered that
there Is considerable unrest In the
lower deck rating, where, says Lionel
Yexley, one of tho service critics.
many grievances exist, which, unless
rectified, will ono day shock John
Bull out of his complacency.
As tbo Jacklcs are forbidden by
their terms of service to form n trado
union, tho general public knows little
about their wrongs, and half an hour's
talk with some of the men at a naval
station ts required to show that It Is
high tlmo some reforms wero Intro
duced on tho lower deck.
Huntsman Brings Rare Birds
Will Donate to Zoological Gardens the
Game He Bagged From Long
Hunt'ng Expedition In Africa.
Cleveland, O. Bronzed by tropic
suns, Kenyan V. Painter, prominent
Cleveland club man, has Just returned
from a world tour. Coincident wllh
bis arrival In Cleveland a truck load
of boxes and cages were unloaded at
his cstato on Shaker Heights.
Tbe boxes contained live specimens
ot the rarest tropical birds, the finest
collection ever brought to the United
Btates most ot the birds being the
first of their kind to reach this coun
try. Accompanied by his wife. Painter
searched tbe Orient for months. Ills
own efforts brought him scores of
specimens, and others ho obtained
rora natives who brought them down
to the coast from regions where white
men are almost unknown. Singapore,
supplied many of the specimens.
Painter's collection arrived In Cleve
land In good condition, Many of the
birds will be forwarded to tbe Na
tional Zoological gardens In Washing
ton, to which Painter has been a fre
Birds of all sizes and colors flit
about the cages In Painter's aviary.
Pigeons from Burma, as large as
chickens, that lay eggs of proportion
ate site, are In a cage beside one con
taining mltea ot birds from Ceylon,
which loon more like Insects.
Long-legged birds with short bills
contrast grotesquely with short-legged
birds with long bills, and all In form
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All tho trouble has arisen through
the conversion of the warship from a
stately sailing vessel Into a floating
gunnery platform. Much of tho work
and discipline necessary to the early
form of fighting ship has been retain
cd on tho latest types, where cleanli
ness Is still tho fetich. Most of tho
unrest Is undoubtedly due to tho way
punishment Is meted out for minor of
fenses entirely void ot criminality. All
the disciplinary regulations, Lionel
Yexley points out. were framed "when
the seaman's main duty was to pull on
ropes and to punish blm If he did not
get from one to another quick enough,
but you cannot drive men to cboot
straight with modern ordinance.
"Tho state employs the sailor dur
ing tho day at work which calls for
the full use of cultivated Intelligence,
and then It will take him and stand
German Magazine Says "Stinger" Is
Boiled Into Flax and Used as Cot-
Breaiau. The much abused stinging
nettle has. It seems, n commercial
value. A German magazine says a
process has been discovered by wblch
tho nettle can bo mado to yield a sup
ply of smooth, bleached, spinnnable
ard at a price considerably less than
that of raw cotton.
The nettles ure harvested twice a
year, and when diy they lose the pow
er to gtliig nnd can be handled like
flax to remove tho leaves and twigs.
Tho naked stems are then boiled
In diluted soda lyo In open kettles for
half nn hour or so, until tho fiber be
gins to loosen, when It Is separated by
a revolving brimh machine. Tbe proc
ess of refinement is completed by re
peated boilings, and by thorough wash
ings, also under pressure.
Tho product now consists of perfect
ly clean "degummed" lustrous fibers
nnd coloring look like comic opera
members of tho bird kingdom Tho
composite sound of bird voices from
tbo collection resembles a Chinese
Only one noto of discords enters Into
Painter's satisfaction over his trip.
After a long search of Borueo. Suma
tra nnd Java he got three specimens
of tho Malay water deer, one of tho
rarest of animals. At San Francisco
government officials would not allow
them to be landed because of a pro
Tho deer are only ten Inchos high,
but wero classified as deer neverthe
less. The New York zoological gar
dens and tho San Francisco zoo arc
now engaged In a,competltlve effort to
cause the government to relent and
allow them to take the animals.
Yeggman Runs From House as If He
Had Been Shot Down From
York, Pa. A telephone In tho home
of Dr. W A. Yeagy of Dllltbur,? made
an excellent burglar alarm.
lloberl Bally, living not far away,
detected a man In the act of crawling
through a window luto tbe home of
the phjslclan. Not caring to risk an
eLrounter with the would-be thief, he
went to his telephone and called up
Looking cut again he saw tbe burg
him In a dark corner for two hours
each night because ho did not have
his cap on straight or dared to wear a
waist belt to keep his trousers up."
Another of tho seaman's grievances
relates to tho decreased chance ot
promotion owing to tho Increase In
the number of stokers In tho person
nel. The leading seaman complains
that he has less chance than ever of
becoming a petty officer. Increased
pay Is also another demand of the
lower deck. An experienced able sea
man. If married, Is expected to sup
port a home on Just under $3 a week;
less the cost of his uniform.
it Is not suggested by any ono that
tho English Jackles are on the brink
of mutiny, but It Is known In the best
Informed circles that a large propor
tion of them are discontented, and as
tho first lino of defenBo Ib not the
ships, but the men, pressure Is being
brought to bear on tho admiralty to
hold an Impartial Inquiry Into tho
facts of tho case.
of a yellowish tint Proper bleaching
methods change this color to dazzling
white, at tbe same time heightening
the natural luster.
The nettle fiber Is now ready to be
treated like other textile threads that
Is to say. It can be combed, carded
anil spun. When all Is done tho fin
ished yarn Ib as soft and smooth as
flax, with only a slight "woodlness"
remaining. If there Is anything In this
process tho nettle will certainly cease
to bo a despised weed
Boy Has 24 Fingers.
Bilbao, Spain. A woman called at
the hospital here, bringing her son,
who has enormous hands and twelve1
fingers on each. The most curious
part ot tho case Is that all her sons
possess similar hands. Ono has twenty-one
fingers, another twenty-tbre
and the other five children twenty
four fingers each. All are living and
enjoying good health. Many doctors
are studying these cases.
TRAIN ESCAPED BIG SLIDE
Engineer of Passenger Saw a Moun
tain Slide In Washington
Just In Time.
Ellensburg, Wash. Barely five min
utes before the Chicago, Milwaukee &
Puget Sound "Olympian" train from
Chicago wsb due to pass the point an
avalanche swept down, the mountain
between Lacenla and Rockdale, bury
ing tho tracks, deBtrovIng a bridge
and damming a creek. The engineer
of the train saw the obstruction and
brought his train to a standstill.
Land Office 100 Years Old,
Washington Commissioner of the
General Land Office Fred Dennet Is
planning a celebration ot the 100th
anniversary ot the establishment of
the ofllco. The first commissioner was
appointed May 7, 1812.
lar make bis exit rs though fired from
a gun The telephone bell had done
the work. Nothing was missing, ex
cept n few dollars from a drawer of
Equitable Loss Small.
Albany, N. Y. Examiners ot the
stste Insurance department report tbat
aside from the toss of records, tbe
pecuniary loss from the Are which de
stroyed tho Equitable Lite Insurance
society's home office last January was
NOT A DISEASE
But a Symptom, a Danger Sig.
nal Which Every Woman
Backache Is a symptom of organic
Weakness or derangement If you have
backache don't neglect It To get per
manent relief you must reach the root
of the trouble. Read about Mrs. Wood
Morton's Gnp.Kentucky. "I suffered
two years with female diannlpr. ..
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neaun was very bad
and I had n continual
backache which was
simply awful. I could
not stand on my feet
long enough to cook
a meal's victuals
without my back
nearly killing me,
and I would hnvo
such dragging sensa
tions I could hardly
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ness in each side, could not stand tight
clothing, and was irregular. I was com
pletely run down. On odvice I took
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound nnd nm enjoying good health. Jt
is now mor than two years and I have
not had an ache or pnin since. I do all
my own work, washing and everything,
and never have backache any more. 1
think your medicine Is grand and I praise
it to all myeighbors. If you think my
testimony will help others you may pub
lish it" Mrs. Otun Woodall, Mor
ton's Gap, Kentucky.
If you hnvo tlio Kllfrlitct rtouM
tlint Lydln j;. I'iiilcluini's Vegeta
ble Compound will lielpj on, wrlto
to Lydla lM'inklinm Meillcjl no Co.
(confidential) Lynn, JMnss.,foriul
vice. Your letter ivill lio opened,
rend nnd answered by u woman,
and held lu strict confidence.
Prompt Relief Permanent Cure
LIVER PILLS never
faiL Purely vegeta
ble act surely
out genuy on
improve the complexion, brighten the eyes.
SMALL PILL, SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRICE.
Genuine must bear Signature
A I'hlladelphian swallowed potsnn.
Inhaled gas and cut his throat For a
resident of that town he seems to
have been In quite a hurry.
We arc Informed that a plot to de
throne tbe king of Slnm has been dis
covered. Chowfa Maha VaJIravudh's
name ts not the only burden he has
Hiram Maxim Informs us that with
In a few years armor plate will be
no more effective than cheese And
yet we have met Bome highly effec
Nenrly all Iloston girls are reported
to have bow legs and big feet Hut
there may bo Iloston girls whose left
shoulder blades ore pretty.
Ilavo you figured out Just bow much
that proposed national tax of 1 per
cent on all net earnings In excess ot
15.000 a year ts going to cost you?
Wo had never heard of LI Yuen
Hung until he was elected vlce-presl
dent or China. It Is different in this
country We never bear of him after
ward Ei-try stout woman
nrt?U tliU Corset
lrendy worn by
1 & t u r e abuluttiy
prevent breaking at
nrxUiuu'Q S to S Inches
Warranted to plte
or tent direct for SIM
Arnwrvlda HtlaauT, for
medium ind Blender
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