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Society and Drama Sports and Pictures In This Section In This Section o arouse your interest, Mr. McCay, whose pictures are so well known fand so much admired, shows you here human beings, reduced to the H sise of microbes, walking about in side a watch case, studying the works. Mr. McCay sends with the picture a letter from which these are extracts: "These humans, as I have drawn them, are a thousand times smaller than real life. They walk around inside the works of a watch, wondering at its huge wheels, wondering what power con ceived and created the gigantic heavy wheels and bars of metal. "To human beings, as small as I have made them here, the tiny rubies in a watch are like great, biasing sars. "My tiny human beings, looking into the main spring of the vatch, gaze in awe as they see it unwinding, never changing, always even. "if these microscopic human beings were real and were born, lived and died inside the case of a watch as we are born, live and die within the atmosphere of our little earth, what would they think, how much could they know, how would they deceive themselves and how perfectly satis fled wbuld they be, like us, their big brothers of the earth's surface, with everything that they thought, and all the conclusions that they reached? "Write an editorial, please, about that ; about human beings smali enough to be put In a watch case; what they would think If they lived there and never got out." Mr. Me~ay's suggestion for Sunday thought is admirable, and you, for yourself, will follow It out better than It can be done for you. If McCay'B imaginary human beings living inside the watch case lived only part of a second, and their "ages of history" went back only half an hour, as ours go back a few thousand years, they would say of the works in their watch: "This machine has always run on as it does now. And it always WILL run on. That great metal spring has always been expanding, moving the machinery, and it always will expand. Nobody made this macbin.; It always WAS hara. OU KNOW " Imo. 2Immrl. wI It is one of the world's great wonders, a triumph of the mind, a machine for keeping . track of your one great possession. The human beings in this picture, cut down in size for the occasion, are lopking around in a place that is a tribute to the genius of man, an inspiration to ambition, a rebuke to those that call ANYTHING im it always will be here, and it ALWAYS will run just as it does now." Thus self-satisfied human beings talk on this earth, thinking things have always been as they are, that they HAD to be as they are, that they always WILL be, that no great super-mind, no Divine power governs, or has any control. s a e How amazed would our tiny inhabitants of the watch be if someone said to them, "If you tiny crea tures could live twenty-four hours, instead of living part of a second, you would see that great spring grad ually run down and lose its life. If you could get out side of the case that confines you, you would see a gi gantic hand, winding a little knob, restoring lost force to this spring, and thus causing the watch to continue its movement, keeping all these wheels In motion. The little watch dwellers would laugh at the idea of a great hand guided by a thinking brain, first manu facturing their watch-universe, and occasionally wind ing it up as it ran down. We full sized mortals would pity them for pre suming to make up their minds, supposing that they could possibly understand the management of their watch dwelling. Yet we do not hesitate to affirm and deny things concerning that little machin, the earth, on which we live beneath the clouds, the sky, the stars and the sunlight. Some of us think we know exactly who made the earth-watch; some think they know that NOBODY ever made it. Some of us believe that we can identify and call by his right name the Power that winds the watch and that will eventually take us all out of this little dwelling to live In another, good or bad. Some deny that anybody had anything to do with makihag machinery that we see revolving about us. * a a -Whence came the earth? Now were Its parts gath WHAT TH possible. All the machinery before you is the measure of that which makes all things pos sible. The human beings are reduced by the artist to the size of creatures much smaller than a mosquito, and the machinery they are studying is THE WORKS OF A WATCH, the measure of time, your only possession with unlimited possibilities. ered together. How is it held in its time-keeping course around the sun, travelling with absolute regularity through millions of years, warmed by the sun's heat, travelling through space so inconceivably cold that it would freeze our oceans solid in an hour, if our atmos phere and the sun's heat were taken from us? Every wheel in the watch represents human in telligence, just as every revolving star and sun in the universe represents Divine intelligence. The gold in the watch comes perhaps from Cali fornia, Australia or South Africa. The rubies come from Burmah. The steel in the marvelous spring comes from an ore bed on the Great Lakes. It passes through fire, as everything spiritual and material must, to reach highest excellence. Learn from a watch-spring what intelligence can add to raw ma terial? When that watch-spring was pig iron, with little intelligence applied to it, it was worth perhaps ten dollars a ton. Made into a highgrade watch-spring, It may be worth twenty million dollars a ton. In other words, human intelligence applied to pig Iron multiplies its value two million times. Education ap .plied to man multiplies his value ten million times. The watch-spring Is "EDUOATBD" pig Iron. A famous unbeliever said: "How strange that man, Intelligent enough to make the works of a watch, Is fool enough to believe in miracles, etc." He might .better have asked: "How can a man intelligent enough to make or understand a watch 1SOUBT the existence of miracles?" The watch Itself Is a miracle, for a miracle i only that which transcends our understanding.. A piece of pig Iron Is refined, hammered and bent into aspring. Itis made to move two tiny hands on the porcelain face of a watch absolutely evenly and [S IS? regularly so as to keep time with the earth's move ment, turning on its axis, in its journey around the sun. A watch is enough to make a doubting man BE LIEVE in miracles. ! s ! If we could suddenly all be made as small as microbes and put inside of a watch, with what interest we should stUly the workings of the wheels. As a matter of fact, we ARE microscopic crea tures, contemplating the works of a celestial me chanic, far exceeding in skill and interest the me chanical perfection and ingeniousness of the picture that a watch presents. Now, in the Fall we see the forests die, the leaves fall, the sap running down. We know that the trees will all come to life -next Spring. We see the moon changing, a great globe whirling above our heads as the earth whirls under us. We know that that moon, with its heavy mountains, possesses the power that moves our tides. We see the shooting stars and know that they are pieces of solid rock, chiefly iron, flying through space, striking our atmosphere, made red hot, melted and scattered in dust by terrific friction at high speed against nothing but the yielding air. We see the comets come on their occasional jour ney. and know that they are prisoners of the sun, going off hundreds of millions of miles, but returning, never escaping, returning to the sun that controls them as a ball at the end of a piece of rubber returns to a child's hand. We see before us every day the marvels of birth, of life, of death, of thought, of conhclousness. We live surrounded by miracles, born, living and dying amid marvels; how little time we take to think of them. -How little we appreciate the speotmale of the ris ing sun, of night with its stars, and the great miracle of thought Itself, mysteriously working out Its proces -e within the thin, bony skull of man. * a a Mr. Mccay's picture of the watch work dwellers goes to-day Into the hands of ten millions of Ameri cans that retd the Sunday newspapers in which this editorial i printed. Mr. Mc~ay is to be congratulated upon having given to those millions a picture and a suggestios bound to stimulat. useful thought.