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rjTcmniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittiMiiiiiiiiiMf 1 f I SCRIBES AND I PHARISEES II 4 1 WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE aUUlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllillllili Qcpf Ifbt, I Ml, bj tlie MiM-ialilaa Co. OURS S' URS Is little town In Hint pnrt the country culled the West those who live east of the -iaVghanles, and referred to lovingly : w "iMirk Eiist" by those who dwell -west of the Rockies. It In a country Ccvn where, as the Hong goes, "you .imow everybody mid they nil know 3oi" nod the rount ry newspaper office -i! the social clearing house. In our little newspnper olllce we nre ti reporters, mill we know ninny Intl route things ahout people Unit we do i jot print. As the merest Incident of the dully sxrlwL It cnme to the office thnt the lunik cashier, whose ri'tircmrtit was nimotinccf with hull n column of re gret, wu caught short, utter JO years of faithful service, and 1 1 : 1 1 Ills wife wild the houiestend to iniiUe JiLs hnrtiii.'c good. Though our lout lied hut esteemed ; Wemponiry, the Statesman, spciiUn f our town us "this city," mid culia The umrhitl "chief of police," we nrc lone the less u countiy town. !.!!;; '.lemlred of Its kind, our little dsiily Jiewspiipor is equipped with tvpesct 'I uk iiiiii hlnos mid Is printed from h ct perfecting press, yet it is only n vVintr,v newspaper, mid knowing this, we i-uXuse to put on city airs. ti course, we print the cftt-r:ionn Asori "jili il I'ress 'n-port on the first pagi". tinder formal heads mid Willi some piclui.se of dignity, hilt that lirst page is the pnrlor of the pnper, us It Is of most of Its contemporaries, mid in the itror p;'.g' they ami v.e gu around I:; our shirt sleeves, culling people hy tin ir first names; tensing the hoys and yirls good-naturedly; tickling the pompous members of the village with straws from time to tin:", and letting nit. the family secrets of the commu nity without much regard for the feel ings of the supercilious. Nine or ten thousand people In our town go to tied on this l..ml ineiii..l pubuluin, as do country town dwellers iill over the I'nited States, nr.d al though we do not claim that It is help ful, we do contend that It docs not hurt them. Certainly hy poking mini fun at the shams the town pliariscs we make It more dillicult to main thin the class lines which the pre tenders would csltihlish. I'nssllily hy printing the news of everything tllnt happens, suppressing nothing "on ac count of the rospoctahility of this par- h h concerned," we may prevent some i'il-docrs from going on with their plans, hut tills Is mere conjecture, and wo do not set It down to our credit. Wl.ut we maintain Is that In printing our liltl. country dailies, we, the willies, frtin one end of the world to ilie other, get more than our share of t'un out of life as we go nlong, and ;hisn as much of it on to our neighbors we can spare. Jtccausij we live in country towns, where tjie only car gongs we hear are on the baker's wugon, and where the horses In tlie tire department work on 'be streets. Is no reason why city hvi lh'is should assume that we are rwi lives. We have no dialect worth recording save that some of us west erners burr our "r's" a little or drop an occasional linal g. But you will find that all the things advertised In tlic backs of the magazines are In our hi h.om, and that the young men In our towns walking home at midnight, with .heir coats over their anus, whistle vbe snnm popular airs that lovelorn oo.V5 ure whistling la New York, l'ort land, San Francisco or New Orleans Umt same evening. Our girls are those pretty, reliant, well-dressed young women wiiom you see at the summer resorts from ('oronado bench to Bus-.'-j.rd's bay. In the fall and winter these girls fill the colleges of the East and the stulo universities of the West, We take all the beautiful garden inaguxliics, and our terra-cm ta works are turning out creditable vases which we pronounce "vahzes," you may In- sure for formal gardens. And though we men for the most part run .iin own l.iwuuiowers, and personally look after the work of the college boy who takes care of the horse and the cow for Ids room, still there are few of lis proud and haughty creatures who have automobiles. At the flower parade in our own little town last October there were ten automobile ,ln line, decked with paper flower and laden with pretty girls In lawns and dimities ninl linens though as a mat ter of fact most of the linens were only "Indian head." And our partic ular little country paper printed an item to the effect that the real social tine of cleavage in the town lies not between the cutglasa get and the dev otees of hand painted china, but be tween thr real nobility who wear gen uine linen and the base Imitations who wear Indian bead. In some towns an Item like that would wuke people mud, but we have our people trained to stand a good 4tHl. They know that it costa them dvc cents a line for cards of thanki anil resolutions of respect, so they aever bring them In. They know tbat our paper never permits "one who was there" to resrt social functious, so that dear old correspondent has re signed ; uud because we have Insisted for years on making an Item about the first tomatoes that are served In spring at any dinner or reception, together with the mt per pound of the toma toes, the towu bin become used to our attitude and doe not ban with ln-j dtgnstlon when we poke risible fln- Iter tt the home-made costumes of the Plymouth Daughters when they present "The Mikado" to pay for the new pipe organ. Indeed, so used Is the town to our ways that when there was great talk Inst winter about Mrs. Frellngheysen for serving fresh straw berries over the Ice cream at her luncheon In February, Just after her husband had gone through bankruptcy, she called tip Miss Larrabee, our so- I defy editor, on the telephone and naked her to mnko a little Item saying that the strawberries served hy Mrs. . Frellngheysen at her luncheon were ' not fresh, but merely sun-dried. This we did gladly and printed her recipe. ; So, gradually, without our Intending . to establish It, a family vernacular has grown tip In the paper which our peo ple understand, but which like nil other family vernaculars is Greek to those outside the circle. Thus we say : "Bill I'nrker Is making his eighth , biennial distribution of cigars today for a boy." City papers would print It: "Itorn to Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Tnrker. a baby boy. Again we print this Item : ".Mrs. Merrlmnn Is getting ready to lend her fern to the Nortons, June 15." Thnt doesn't mean anything, unless you happen to know that Mrs. Merrl mnn has the prettiest Huston fern In town, and thnt no bow window In prop erly decorated at nny wedding w ithout that fern. In larger towns the same Item would appear thus: ' "Cards nre out nnnoiinclii; the wed ding of Miss Cecil Norton and Mr. Collis It. Hatcher at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Norton, 1022 High street, .lime 15." A plain drunk Is generally referred to In our columns as u "guest of .Mar shal Furesiw's informal house party," and when a group of druiik-and dis orderlies Is brought la we feel free fo say of their evening diversion thnt they "spent the happy hours, nfter refreshments, playing progressive hell." And this brings us to t lie consideration of the mo-st important personage with whom we have to deal. In what we cull "social circles," the most Impor tant personages nre Mrs. Julia Nenl Worthlngton and Mrs. I'rlscllla Wln tlirop Conklln, who keep two hired girls and can pay live dollars a week for them when the prevailing price Is three. In financial circles the most Suppressing Nothing "On Account of the Respectability of the Parties Concerned." important personnce Is John Mnrkley, 'who buys renl estate mortgagea ; in political circle the most important : persomiKe Is Charlie Hedi lck, who knows the ruilroiid attorneys at the capital mid always can get pusses for ; the county delegation to the state con vention; In the ni 1 1 rot d yard the most Important personage is the division superintendent, who smokes ten-cent cigurs uud bus the only "room with a bulb" ut the Hotel Metropole. But with us. In the publication of our newspa per, the most Important personage In town Is Marshal Furgeson. If you ever looked out of the car window as you pussed through town, you undoubtedly saw him at the depot, walking nervously up and down the platform, peering Into the faces of strangers, lie is ever on the outlook for crooks, though nothing more vio lent hus happened in our county for years than an assault and battery. But Murshal Furgeson never relinquishes his watch. In winter, clad In his blue uniform and cuiupaigu bat, he Is a fa miliar figure on our streets; uud In summer, without coat or vest, with tits big silver star on which U stamped "Chief of I'ollce," pinned to his sus pender, he may be seen at any point where trouble Is least likely to break out. He is the only man on the town site whom we are afraid to tease, be cause he la our chief source of news. When we particularly desire to please him we refer to him as "the authorities." If the Palace grocery has been Invaded through tke back window and a box of plug tobacco stolen, Mar shal Furgesoa la delighted to read In the paper that "the authorities have an Important clew and the arrest may be expected at any time." He la "the authorities." If "the authorities have tbelr eyea on a certain barber shop ou Boutb Mala street, which la iuds posed to be doing a back-door beer business," ha again la "the author! ties," and contend that the word strikes more terror Into the hearts of evil-doers than the mere name, Marshal Furgeson. Next In rank to "the authorities," In the diplomatic corps of the office, come otir advertisers : The proprietors of the White Front Dry Goods store, the Golden Eagle Clothing store, and the Bee Hive. These men con come nearer to dictating the paper's policy than the bankers and politicians, who nre supposed to control country news papers. Though we are charged with being the "organ" of any of half a dozen politicians whom we happen to speak of kindly at various times, we have little real use for politicians In our office, and a business man who brings In 60 or 70 dnlVars' worth of advertising every month has more In fluence with us than all the politicians In the county. This Is the situation In most newspaper offices that suc ceed, and when any other situation prevails, when politicians control edi tors, the newspapers don't pay well, and sooner or later the politicians are bankrupt. The only person In town whom all the merchants desire us to poke fun at is Mull Order I'etrle. Mall Order Petrle Is a miserly old codger who buys every thing out of town that he can buy. a penny cheaper thrtn the home mer chant sells It. lie is a hard-working man, so far as thnt goes, and so stingy that lie has been accused of going barefooted in the summer time to save shoes. When he Is sick he sends out of town for patent medicines, and for ten years he worked in his truck gar den, fighting floods and droughts, bugs and blight, to save something like a hundred dollars, which he put In a mall order bank In St. Louis. When It fulled he grinned at the fellows who twitted him of his loss, , and suid : "Oh, come easy, go easy!" A few years ago he subscribed to a matrimonial paper, and one day he appeured at the olllce of the probate Judge with a mail order wife, who, when they lind been married a few years, went to an orphan asylum and got a mall order Imhy. We have had considerable sport with Mull Order I'etrle, and he lias become so used to It thut he likes it. And' this is the material with which we do our dny's work Mail Order Pclrle, Marshal Furgeson, the pretty girls in the flower parade, the wis club women, the cutglnss socletj crowd, the proud owner of the auto mobile, the "respectable parties con cerned," tho proprietor of the Golden Kngle, the clerks lu the Bee Hive, the country crook who aspires to be a pro fessional criminal some day, "the lead ing citizen," who spends much of his time seeing tho sights of his country, the college boys who wear funny clothes and ribbons ou their hats, and the politicians, greedy for free adver tising. Our business seems to outsiders to be a cruel one, because we have to deal as mere business with such sacred things as death and birth, the meeting and parting or friends, and with trage dies as well as with comedies. Time and again we have been an--prised at the charity of our people. They are always willing to forgive, and be It limn or woman who takes a misstep In our town which is the counterpart of hundreds of American tov :r ;!u oireiider shows that he wishes to walk straight, a thousand hands are stretched out to help him and guide him. It Is not true thai a uinn or woman who makes ft mis take Is eternally damned by bis fel lows. If one persists In wrong after I he lirst misdeed It Is not because (.!.!:! f.-.n' uve und kindness were not i brown around the wrongdoer. We hi ve In our town women who have doiie wrt.ng and have lived down thelt error just us meu do, and have been fnr-'lven. A hundred times In our of Ih e ut have talked these things ovet nod luve been proud of our peopU and of their Immunity. We are ali nehjh--r uud friends, and wbeo Sorrow Mines, no one Is alone. The town's greatest tragedies have proved tht town's sympathy, aud have been wortt belr cost. WILSON a FlRSF TALK IM . THREE YEARSSTIR5 7,000 Ex-President, Health Improved, Addresses Armistice Crowd, , Who Cheers Him. Washington, Nor. 11. VVoodrow Wilson delivered this afternoon his first public address in three years. Out of the seclusion into which ill ness drove him during his Western speaking tour In September, 111, he emerged with dramatic unex pectedness, vastly Improved In healthful appearance and vigor of voice, to utter again the principles he was fighting for when he was stricken. The incident was notable above all else for the nature of the mes sage a prophecy that 'America's sense of Justice will yet sweep blind partisans from the path and bring peace to the world. And this In it self was given as the former Presi dent's comment on Tuesday's elec tions. It was impressive for the wild fervor of more than 7,000 admirers massed upon the steep slope of(S. Street before the Wilson home. It was particularly fitting, for it came upon Armistice Day, which had brought these crowds there " to pay tribute, as they did a year ago, to the man who had pointed the path which he is still following as stead fastly as his broken health permits. Scene Deeply Moving It was likewise deeply moving for the pathos of a scene in which an ex-President, leaning heavily up on the arm of an attendant, rises above physical infirmity to sound again the keynote of his convictions tlrough all the storms of politics thnt have swept him could not es cape even rabid disdenlers. To tkese ftw thousands of admirers, perhapn hu'f of them women, crowding every space within earshot, disposed upon tre branches, walls and a high em bankment across the street, the moment meant the Invisible niasj emitionalium. Women wept freely. Men stood with their hats off. As for Mr. Wilson, bis left arm still limp, but his cane grasped firm ly iu his right hand, he came very slowly out of his doorway, to a place, on the low stone step, relinquished his attendant's aid, and waved his silk hat, smiling no set smile, but rt trunnlna ntunuiiPO IT ia Vi Qii If a glowed with better color than he has had since he first became seriously ill. He looked stouter, bis eye as keen and alert as ever. His voice was something of a revelation for the few words of thanks he murmur ed a year ago on a ike occasion, were iuuudiblu and haltingly spoken. To day it was vibrant, spirited and fair ly strong it never was-powerful. Flowers on Doorstep There was the utmost simplicity to the crowd's program to-day. They purposed simply to go to the Wilson home and briefly remind htm of their allegiance. The old Southern songs were suug school children In bright red uud white costumes denotiug some health, crusade war veterans in uniform women's organizations with brilliant banners. The Wilson doorstep was heaped with bouquets and baskets of guy flowers. It was upon this bright sunlit scene that the former President smiled as he came from the dark of his hallway. Mrs. Wilson behind' him. The air was split with cheer-! iug. It rose again and again until Henry Morgenthau, former Ambassa-I dor to Turkey, bad subdued it final- ly by pianissimo movements of both hands. Then Mr. Morgenthau read an address, purposely brief to spare Mr. Wilson a long strain of attendance. But Mr. Wilson seemed well able is a very positive and constructive to undergo what his family feared ! thing as the world stands nowadays, would be too great a tax on bis because It muBt be brought about by strength. He stood, a trifle bent, the systematic maintenance of corn but smiling and at ease, resting his mon understanding and by cultiva right band against a stone pillar, his tlon not by amiable phrases and cane hooked Into his coat pocket, hopes but by active co-operation for and twice be interrupted Mr. iMorgen- Justice. And Justice is a greater' thau with a quick smile and com- thing than any kind of expediency. ment. I V. 8. Hasn't Moved Forward "It would take several hour, to ll vn., what U In n.., h,. .H minds, Mr. Morgenthau was saying by way of explaining the forthcoming brevity of his remarks. "Don't do It," Mr. Wilson said with a broad smile, "Last Tuesday it was demonstra- ted tbat the people of America are escaping from materialism and self- lshness and are preparing again to recognise tbelr solemn and inexor- able duty toward tbelr felhm na- tlon. in Europe," aald Mr. Mor- gentbau.' ' i "Herel Here!" called Mr. Wilson to the crowds who an.wered with cheers. A. soon a. Mr. Horgentb.au had -V . I ' M Not A tack-Not A Nail . Billiken Shoes The growing f'.-et of children are e.uily irritated by ttifT soles cr narrow shoes.' "Billiken" Shoca are made by special iota in the largest shoe i.ictory in the world, devoted exclu tivc!y to the manufacture of Children's High Grade Shoes. The soles on BilliKen" Shoes are Pure Oak Flexible ' Leather the sofust and most pliable leather known, being especially prepared to withstand hard service. The absence of railn, tai:!f.i, etc., prrvnts the children scarring the floors and forrif'iic. "i ?-ct u.'c roles render the shoes noiseless. I' lcxihie soles make tin in as comfortable as a moccasin. The durable leather make: them as lasting as a man's heavy shoes. And they are extremely stylish. Let Us Show You "Billikens". COOPER BROS., Beaver Dam, Ky. stopped, Mr. Wilson moved nearer the edge of his doorstep, and in his now greatly restored voice that car ried well to the crowds spoke for very nearly ten minutes. His speech in full follows: "Mr. Morgenthau, ladies and gen tlemen: I am very much moved by this wonderful exhibition of your friendship and -approval, and I have been reflecting to-day that Armistice Day hus a particular significance for the United States because the United states has remained content with the vbgkqj xfiflftm xflflffffl xflflffffl xflfllfx armistice aud has not moved forward to peace. Raps "a Group In the Senate" "It is a very serious reflection thut the United States, the great orig:- native nation, 'should remain content- ed with a negation. Armistice is a ne- gation. It is a standstill of arms. It is a cessation of fighting, and we are so bent on a cessation of fight- ing that we are even throwing our arms away. It is a singular circumstance to whi..h Mr umi,.,, i... i adverted that while we prescribed the conditions of the armistice we will not concur In the establishment of permanent peace. That, of course, was brought about by a group in the United States Senate who preferred personal, partisan motives to the honor of their country and the peace of the world. "They do not represent the United Slale8 "euse tne united States is movln8 forward and they are slipping backward. Where their slipping will eni on,v w"1 determine. "And I have also been reflecting upon the radical difference between armistice and peace. Armistice, as I have said. Is a mere negation; it is the refraining from force. But peace "America has I always stood for justlce - and alwiy. will stand for it. I Puny person, who are now .tandlna1 tn tho . will nUnll4 fln .KT their weakness I. nq match for the strength of a moving Providence. "I think, then, we may renew to- day our faith in the future, though we are celebrating the past. , The future is in our bands, and it we are not equal to . it the shame will be our. and none other'." I think you from a very full heart, my friends, for thl. demonstration of kindness by yon, and bid you and the Nation Ood-speed." During moat of the time Mr. Wll- .on bad atood hatless, but in the midst of hi. message he Interrupted himself to .ay: "If you will pardon n invalid for putting on his hat I Arc made with out a tack or nail; of the soft est, toughest leather known, on broad, sensi ble, improved foot form UtM the moit perfect child'a ihoe ever mdc The one hoe a child out grows. Buy Billiken " Shoes and let the children romp and play to their heart's contenc without an noyance to you, In jury to the home or discomfort to themselves. will promise not to talk through it." That flash of his wonted good hu mor delighted his hearers, who tdth laughed and applauded because it was' another indication of Mr. Wil son's improved condition. Having concluded, waved inces santly to his cheering audienceTud resorted again to his attendant, Mr. Wilson turned and re-entered, tak ing Mrs. Wilson's hand to help hi:n over the inner step. Shortly thereafter he appeared at a second-floor window, which was thrown open, and the cheering con- tinued for him and for the League of Nations, at which last he joined in a vigorous waving of his right hand. There was more singing of Southern songs, while Mr. Wilson happily gazed at the crowds, A fervid voice, unmistakably of Italian quality, burst In from a point well up on the wooden embankment opposite, to proclaim, "Mist' Wilson, greates' man In the world," It brought its owner a special smile and 8alute rrom Mr' Wllson' ir. wnson sun uetQ a Cluster oi white carnations from among Jjlo heaps of flowers gathered in from the doorstep. Miss Elizabeth Ed wards, daughter of Gov. Edwards, Senator-elect from New Jersey, 8mong tns donor- New Yo1 World. AUTOMOBILE LICENSES ARE HIGHER THIS YEAR All automobile owners applying for licenses for their car. for the year of 1923, will find the rate, high er than last year, with one excep tion the Ford. On the other hand the Ford will not be quite a. high as last year, a. the car. will be based on horse-power and weight of car. The new rate on car. will be twenty five cents pec horsepower and forty cent, on the 100 pounds. The new automobile plate, for 1923 Kentucky license, will be ready for distribution December 2. The color, are blue and gray. There la no change on license, for trucka, chauffeur, or motorcycle.. ,u 1 ' TLT W" ' yUD ' 'rm K8nt' DhWo1H? f " ""l 809 ,a,d t0 Ber flme. Tm d you have came, But I will miss you so much when you've went. v Dr. Fred C. Schreider, DENTIST Bank Bunding ' BEAVKK DAM, KY. . Tueedaya Thursdays Saturdays. a. m. To p. m.