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The Sunday chat. (Paducah, Ky.) 1901-19??, March 31, 1901, The Sunday Chat, Image 4

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Ito matter how long 1 person
may have been on the stage a I 1
J first night is I always a nerve
trying event the cause 01 much
anxiety and worry and of much
speculation as to the success ol
the play and its staying quali
ties In putting out The Sunday
Chat the publisher feel much the
same as the star in n new ptoi i i
duction I
ductionThe success 01 The Sun which I I
lias been extremely gratifying to
its management and to its friends
has been the result of much hard
work and most careful thought
The Sunday issue will demand
greater study and labor better
work and thoughtat least If it
fulfills the ideal ot a Sunday paper
such as the publishers of The
Sunday Chat wish to issue
The Sunday paper has long
since been recognized as filling a
peculiar and distinct mission in
journalism It comes into the
family during the quiet of the Sab
bath in the hours of relaxation and
rest Where the other issues ol
the week are only scanned the
Sunday paper is read and that
too by all the members of the fam
ily The reading public thus de
mands more of the Sunday paper
a more diversified and a more care
ful selection of matter a better
makeup and a more artistic ap
pearance in every way It fol
lows therefore In view of the
greater latitude given the editor in
the selection of reading matter and
the more critical demand of the
reading public that the opportuni
ties of the Sunday paper for good
or evil are correspondingly in
creased But its influence for all
that works for progress and im
provement for the good of a lo I
cality is in reality measured by
its own character by the earnest
ness of purpose and sincerity of its i
labors by its freedom from preju
dice and partisanship by its hon
esty and readiness at all times to 1
espouse the cause of lofty ideals
whether la social municipal tr po <
litical affairs
Whether The Sunday Chat will
point up to this conception is a
question to be solved in the near I
future It shall be the earnest en
deavor if its publishers to make it
such I
Move upward working out the I
And let the ape and tiger die
Be a lorccaota figure Above
all else dont be a cipher
Will weakness opens the door
to infinite crime
Dont be a tintype of someone
else Emerson
Tomorrow Is All Fools Day
Are present conditions conduce
to a peaceful state of mind for the
least ambitious mortal This IsI I I
truthfully called The Age of Ex
travagancles and every member
of society thinks sometimes his
is a most poor lot because he be
longs to the common ordinary
herd of mankind On all sides he
hears nothing but the greatest
this or the greatest thatthe
man of enormous riches or won
derful talents a great orator sing I
er editor or novelist and he Is In
clined to rail against his fate I
Let such a nan be cj good cheer
This is mostly a world of common
place people and things Read I
what Charles Carroll Albertson has
to say on this topic in the Saturday
Evening Post
The human mind Is easily fas
cinated by the extraordinary
i Whatever is superlative in its way
I becomes at once the absorbing top
ic of conversation The richest
mm in the world the fastest horse
in the world the biggest fool in
the worldthe press makes these
tue subjects of its comments to the
exclusion of the things which are
not phenomenal
But wise minds will not forget
that the world wags on that com
merce Industry art and life main
tain the balance of things by the
undisturbed progress of the com
monplace Ordinary people ordinary du
ties ordinary opportunities make
up the indispensable qualities of
life One raindrop falling on 1
moor or meadow or mountain one
flake of snow melting into the im
measurable sea is and forever
must be the symbol of most mens
acts and character
The workingman who becomes
dissatisfied with the monotony oi
his dally task with its daily wage
the housewife who frets herself in
to illtemper because of the cease
less round of little cares the
schoolboy who chafes under the un
exciting details of a humdrum ex
istence all these have need to be
reminded that life In its largest reo
lationsthe state the race the
wide wide worldIs dependent
upon life iu its mOlt limited envi
torment upon the common work
er the common weaver the com
mon weal
The hewer of wood and drawer
of water Is as ncccssiry to the plan
by which society exists as are the
judge the senator the magistrate
A watch marks time quite as much
by the assistance of the smallest
part of its mechanism as by the
mainspring or the balancewheel
The statethat is to say organiz
ed societyis such a machine It
has its dial and hands These are
visible and prominent But be
hind these out of sight and out of
thought save to those who have
looked into the elaborate construc
tion of it all are the common parts
upon whose regular motion the
whole depends
The census of Great Britain and
her colonies will be taken today
It seems strange that the govern
ment should give only one day for
tbe task but the officials claim
that it it the most reliable method
I methodI
to pursue So today John Bulls I
quizzers will be everywhere
everywherelIn I
in far off India in Canada in New
Zealand in Ireland in Australia
everywhere where Edward Is ac
knowledged sovereign It is
thought the totals of the lists
which are not expected to be com
plete for three years will run over
300000000 souls Think of III
The feast of the resurrection of
the Prince of Peace may most
probably find the United States
government at peace with the
Be persistent in all things
Tare fallowing services will bo held
at the German Evangelical church
Sunday school at 930 a m German
preaching at 1030 a m English at
night at 780 Everybody ii heartily
Invited to attend these services D I
F Wnlfman
r1 lCengentidel 11
The word Lent hal a bctntlfnl
thought In its derivation It come
from Lengentlde a Baton term for
spring meaning the lengthening of
the dart Mar It not bo a help to
the lengthening of ones days to pause
for awhile and rest a bit
Shirt are the glad days of feasting
Longer the fast that remain I
Qodi merciful sunlight lengthens
That the tout may balance her gains
Out of the fret of lifes favor
Ah soul of mine answer me
What but thou gained as thy grace
To wear through eternity t
Down In the struggle hut wrestled
Soulstrength to gain In the fight
Een In the mire bait chastetct
Clothed theo In garments of white T
Lord In oar souls darkened tempi
Come Thou with ni and abide
Cast out all carnal contentment
Led us through Lvngeotldel I
Lend us Thy passionate pleading
Mans lot godhood to reclaim
Till In Loves holy cathedral
All mortals worship Thy name
Short then will seem all earths win
When through eternity spring I
Praises no more penitential
Shall make healeD high arches ring
Some one has asked If Lent was as
generally observed In Padncth ante
bellum days at It now Is I Inquiry
has proven that It was not In fact
every year Is seeing It more and more
observed The reason for this Is plain
ly to bo seen In the life that we lire
nowadays We are keyed to a high
er pitch than ever our grandmother
were our age is one of run that keeps
every nerve on tension We take oar
pleasure and oar work alike with
hardly a pause between while for the
breath with which to go on Now life
In our grandmother time was trod
as to the measure of a stately minuet
there was no undue haste no rash
about anything That Paducah hail
many large and elegant Entertain
men II In its early social history Is
well known but they were erections
of Infinite time more leisure attended
the giving them and there was more
space between them One rould linger
for the deeply ceremonious bow to
hostess and friend and not with a
hunted untie and hurried farewell
bare to rush on to something else
Then they were not club women
either thee grandmother of ours
nor did they spend the daylight
hour In the glare of artificial lights
In darkened houses attending some
mil function But that Ia our way
of lining now and each ycarperhap
It Is becoming more marked and we
must do It as best we can so you see
the observance of Lent II a season of
rest a time for growth for medita
tion lj more necessary to this age than
lit ever was In the put when nervous
prostration wai an unknown element
In the lire of the handy men and
women who spent not 10 recklessly
their Oodgiren time and strength as
we prodigal are prone to do There
wero not then 10 many physical
breakdown as mark today when e
re all trying to carry double doing
It bravely too but losing out all
the sooner perhaps because of It
For the society woman of today Is not
content with merely brightening the
world she needs must seek to lift It
also To many wearied swimmers In
the social maelstrom there would
come no rest at all were it not for
t if growing custom of owning
Lent which has Its beneficial phases
yon tee Aside from Its religion ass
pect Considered In this light Lent
may well be styled Societys breath
Ing time tho pause whereby col I
lect Itself and takes stock II It 1
were and reaches out In other direc
tions picking up the dropped stitch
es and making lighter this burdi n I
of much Serving
1 v
If r The Making of a City f
iMai Aktie6 i > db 8
The Making of n City The
phrase IitI convenient one In
reality however a city is not
madeIt grows It Is not a mech
anism but aa organism Though
made up of thousands of separate
Individualities it is or ought to
be a unit with identity of purpose
and spirit and a common idi i
has a character It Is uptodate
t behind the lines It Is com
mercial or literary radical or con
servative patriotic or sordid right
eous r wicked There are cities
wlrsi very atmosphere seems to
create energy and enterprise
There lire cities whereit seems the
most natural thing In the wotld to
be not only intellectually alert but
morally circumspect There are
other cities in which a man must
fight if he would save the be t
things ol mind and morals from
being trodden underfoot What j
sort of cities are growing in Ameri
ca What soil of a city will we
make vf Paducah It will be time
for the world to come to an end j
when it produces a race of men In
different to such questions
In the development of an organ
ism it is the germ that determines
the finished product and in the
theI I I
civic Ideal What Is the true civic
lideal1 Iu an address In West I
bourne park London the other
day one of the greatest of modern
Englishmen salu Tbe keynote
of a people is fixed by the ideal oi
its cities and the true civic Ideal is
the cooperation of all the citizens
in the production of clean honor
able energetic capable and patri
otic men and women That is to
ny the increase of wealth busi
ness and population should be sub
ordinate and secondary to the great
purpose of making worthy men
and women And be was right
Does wealth make a city Here
lathe way John Burns the labor
leader describes one ol the richest
cities In the world Cunning
and greed have heaped up money
In the hands of a small minority
who have done little or nothing to
ward its production For more
than sixty years the people loan
been slowly buying off the claims
of the Manorial lords They must
ransom their freedom by an enor
mous sum gathered painfully in
poverty and serfdom
Does business make a city C
G Ames the successor of James
Freeman Clarke of Boston thus
describes one of the greatest mar
kets in America This miserable
drive makes life hard for every
body The whole thing rests un
selfishness It compels business I
men to crowd and snatch or ial11
It puts honestyand justice it a dis
advantage and offers premiums to
cunning and fraud I
Does population make a city AI
stagnant pool is populous so is a I
rotting carcase Here is Oeorge
II Sims description of the most
populous city of the world Instead
of going to dine with the Lord
mayor last night I went down to
the Hail End among that mighty
mob of tarnished diseased and
miserable Helots Every woman
or girl I saw bore on her features I I
traces of illtreatment Hx out of
every ten men were ci < ber drunk ofl I
under the Influence of drink I
came out i > f those plums feeling
that it was impossible to expect
Continued from preceding regol
best attraction possible to a city of
this site orI I I
A list ot tho attractions that can In
named at present If James K lUckett I
In The Pride of Jcunlcej The Sor i i
rows of Satan Way Down East Al
Fields Murray and Mack In Shoot i I
Ing the Chute Archie Bojd In a
new play Neil Burger In County
Fair The Evil Ere At the Old
Cross Roads The Watch on the
Rhine and others
Mr Melvin Wallerstein told an In
silent the past week that evidences I
the fact that the theater already bad
men to be kind and sympathetic
and thoughtful of one another I
while compelled to herd together
like pigs and to fight at the dock
gates for workto live the life of
> rutes Justeal of lives of dignified
manhood What makes a city The wealth
the culture and the morals of its
people And what are the agen I Y
cies through which these things
are produced Enlightened busi
ness enterprise the school and the
church Public virtue Is not pros
duced by statutes It comes of
personal and collective aspiration
and practice It comes by Inspira
tion of God which unless ob
structed Is i common as the sun
light free as the air natural as
life Churches schools and en 1
lightened business flow from It
and they in turn propagate and
nourish it as well as register and s
promote its progress Pot allrlI I
reason we must not only create and
improve these agencies but make s
the most of them and watch over
them with the eternal vigilance
which is the price men must ah
ways pay for the best and highest
things The man of wealth should
remember and public sentiment
should remind him when he for I
gets that bit Is I a trustee of what
the llas And must administer his
property on principles consistent I
with the common welfare The
school should be lifted at any cost
to the highest possible standard
and anything which stands in the
way of its excellence and elIncyes
any man or any IlQlleybonhli
be promptly repudiated by the ins
dignant pcopleI I
And the church what of it Of s s
this agency which might be ofs
more value to us than all the rest
our peopl are not making what
they should Why is It that our 1
churches are not crowded every
Sunday Every mqn In the com
munity Christian or not should
attend some church at least once
on Sunday II he can find no
higher reason he should go as a
matter of public policy He should
regard churchgoing as among the
duties of his citizenship There is
not room nor perhaps Is this the
place to refer to the higher mo
tives One question however
might be pardoned Who among
us owes nothing to the church
Not the poor If the Founder of I
the Church had established an or
der of nobility it would have been
tbe order of tbe poor Certainly
not the rich The church has
been the best friend the rich man
ever had for it has courageously
warned him of his daily peril and
taught him how to escape It And
ihn i
Who shall estimate what the tolls
log millions owe to the man who
stood by the work bench of Naza
reth and earned his daily bread
The book which the church keeps
canonizes labor The saint of the
Gospels Is a saint III overalls The
longer 1 live the more do I Pas
sionately believe that there is no
future for tbe human race apart
from Jesus ol Nazareth lie is the
ideal citizen as well as the Ideal x
man And not until to our ma
terial improvement we add Ills
moral elevation his loyalty to
truth his lofty disinterestedness of
thought and deed shall we usher
in the day when
to city street the tlrUf cl pled hall eeitt 9
Lo ce hall stead wl Ut hlaerr ml setr
AW 1 IU Rare plal the Irrt at peso
a rap utitlrn He says he wn In The r
Planter Hotel at Bt Louis the otherw
day and James K Hackttt and some
friend were there They were talk
Ing about theater when Mr Hackett
remarked They tell me the town of
Paducah Ky will hare the finest
theater la the entire south next season
I hear It on all sides A gentleman
Introduced Mr Wallcrateln to thet e4
famous actor and they chatted about
Ibo theater aid Mr Hackett said lie
was most msurwlly conlug ro Pndn
cab to play In that new theater when
It was completed
Nobody can blame the czar of Rus
six for objecting to a Remember
Maine finish

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