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craper 1 HE mayor of Skyscraper City had been laboring the wholo day with many of the problems that de volved upon him as one responsible for the wel fare of ten or twelve thousand people. All theso had been prob lems different from those which commonly arise In the administration of the affairs of a municipality. In the first place. Sky scraper city had no unemployed to provide for. It had no prisons, no poorhouses, no hospitals, nor any of the many other public institutions that are part of the average American City. And, furthermore, It wan not periodically rent by political strife. The population, nevertheless, was a most exacting one and In this respect Skyscraper City was unlike the aver age American municipality. In most communities the people will stand Idly by and see the politicians divide the loot of offlceholding without even looking to their personal Interests. In Skyscraper City, however, let a win dow be broken, let the voice of a radi ator be raised In plaintive protest against too much steam, or let the wa ter supply be affected by too little pressure and the mayor is instantly besieged by angry constituents de manding this or that official's removal from office. These were some of the annoyances that had wearied Skyscraper City’s chief magistrate. Even while he sat back In his chair, gazing at the cell ing and pondering upon the designs In the decorations, the chief of police walked In and announced that he was 10 unfavorably impressed with the >etf?«e at No. 1511 Fifteenth street Iiat he would recommend their en ttreed depart®*. *”nie7 are always breaking some law or other,” he exclaimed indignant ly, "and I want to get rid of them. They haven’t paid their taxes, either, for the last month, and, what's more, they have a barrel of gasolene In their possession, which Is a violation of the law.” 80 a writ of deportation was Issued and the chief of police withdrew ex ultantly, making way for the * -d of the health board. "la Tenth street,” said .,u. iigni tary, "I find therp is a leak In the sew er pipe. I jun having the sanitary •quad remedy It” The mayor was still endeavoring to determine which Individual design In the celiing would hit him on the nose were it to fall, 01 which particular de ilgn his nose would hit If he were to rise and m*et the calling, and the ioflfd office! went out. And then the Are chief came In with a grievance, and the head of the de partment of water, gae and electricity and other officials. So the whole day passed^ and so does the whole year pass for the mayor of Skyscraper City. “A strange sort of place Indeed, this city,” you will say. “Where Is It?” Skyscraper City, to enlighten you, is a ubiquitous community located In every part of the Ulited States where land has become bo valuable that. In stead of capitalists building over a large area, they build In a limited space, and straight toward the clouds. In plain words. It Is none other thnn the great modern skyscraper, with Its population as great. In many cases, as that of a third class municipality. “But the mayor,” you will say. “Who ever heard of a mayor of a building?" Yes, the mayor. You have heard of a superintendent of a building, and if the superintendent of a skyscraper housing from Ave to twelve thousand people has not as much right to the title of mayof as the chief executive of a community of, say one thousand, spread along a couple of streets, where the city limits are marked out by fence rails and stone walls, then the United States is not a democratic country. Building operations can’t go os with the spirit of emulation that now holds between contractors without the Sky scraper City of a few years hence being in sore need of a real muncl pal administration, with a mayor, al dermen and all the other public serv ants that make annual elections nec essary. It has them all now under different names. There are, for Instance, the mem bers of the health department, which sanitary body consists of a corps of able bodied women, equipped with mops anj pails and compelling voices. That corps of women alone is suffi cient to suggest an analogy between Skyscraper City and a representa tive American municipality, and should give the former a lasting right to the name of a thriving city. Policemen on Pa ol. Then there are the members of the police department, whose main duty In the suppression of criminality Is to Bee that no one walks off with any part of the building or Its contents. These are the watchmen, who patrol continuously night and day, atid the main differences between them and the police of your recognized city are that they are paid less and are, perhaps, not subject to periodical charges of graft. Nor do they have to parade for composed of the electricians and as who Rtand out In the sun, doffing their hats and smiling approvingly, the while patting each other on the back In appreciation of the department they have developed. What more heroic and picturesque body Is there than the ffre depart ment, with Its red Bhlrted or blue shlrted. or any other color shlrted, men, ready and eager to grapple with flames or anything else, under any conditions a'nd at every thoment? In Skyscraper City the fire department consists of an efficient band of men as well trained as the firemen of a large municipality and equipped with all the latest devices for combating flames. And there Is the department of water, gaB and electricity, the latter composed of the elecrlclans and as sistants In the engine room. These large buildings do not depend upon outside sources for their electricity They have thoroughly equipped plants for manufacturing their own. As far as the water department is concern ed, one New York skyscraper has a pumping station that is capable of j supplying sufficient water to furnish a city of 360,000 people. Now here Is where the similarity between the skyscraper and the recog nlzed city Is made strongly apparent. Skyscraper City often has within Its boundaries establishments which can supply every need of a hungry, thirsty, dirty, naked citizen. No need to die of starvation were you to be confined for life In Sky scraper City while Its restaurants are able to get a dinner together. Its cafe would banish all fear of longing for something to render the throat and stomach more comfortable without hope of receiving It. Its haberdashery and tailor could clothe you In the lat est fashion; Its shoe store would at tend to the task of keeping your feet well shod. Its baths would be ever ready to open their arms to you. Your every want for things procurable only In a confectioner s shop would be fill ed, while you wouldvmerely have to go downstairs should you feel that your happiness might be enhanced by a fragrant cigar. The fruit aland ‘a os the mala floor, left T 'i ■ si'Jt * -Jt- ■ • - V L * -a. Suddenly In the course of a busy ! afternoon the confectionery which you might have bought at Skyscraper City’s progressive shop might causa some restlessness on the part of your teeth. You merely have to go to 12tL street, which Is Skyscraper City’s twelfth floor, and have the trouble remedied by the dentist. Or perhaps some frblt from the stand below might result In a little disturbance In your interior mechanism; you will And a doctor on 8th utreet. An occasion might arise whero you might require the services of a lawyer—a bad account or any of the many little things that simply will crop up In everyday life Skyscraper City Just swarms with these eminent practitioners. The law will always be sure of Interpreters so long as Skyscraper City rears up- ! ward. Population Over 10,000. All the stores in this "city” nre lo- ! rated In Main street—nothing unusual for municipalities of Its size. In on« j particular case this street Is more than three hundred feet In length, and is traversed dally by thousands of people. More than twelve hundred residences nre located in this "city,” each being labelled on the front door with the name of the inhabitant and his business. These residences are specifically termed offices, and each one is visited a number of times dur ing the day by the postman. Of course, it would take one postmnn a good many hours to cover the entire route of the “city.” Consequently the streets are divided into territories, so Skyscraper City may be said to have Its own postofllce department. In this particular "city” one street is inhabitated by more than seven hun dred people. This "city" has forty one streets, the entire population be ing more than ten thousand. There is one thing in this snine city of which the inhabitants may well b« j proud. It is the transportation sys tem. It consists of twenty-three ele vators, the combined rapacity being about ten thousand people an hour. Transportation in these cases is both quick and safe. There is no mortal Ity in connection wiih this transit system. An elevator In one of the latest of New York’s skscraper mu nicipalities travels 648 feet Into the air, all the way up to the fortieth street, and this without the incon venience of changing cars, which is more than can be said of New York City's car lines at times. These ele vators can carry twenty-five hundred pounds at a speed of six hundred feet a minute, which means rising with some rapidity. Again, fn the method of summoning the fire department or the police de partment the similitude between » municipality and Skyscraper Pity is maintained. In the big cities, wher. a policeman is desirous of bringini about a meeting between some re creant citizens and the Judge at th« court he summons an appropriate conveyance by ringing up headquar ters from a little box on the corner. The fire department may he required, and it is similarly called, in one Sky scraper Pity in Chicago there is r system of signals, possible of opera tion from any pnrt of the premises, which permits of an official getting in touch with his subordinates at any Instant. And so far as the postfil de partment Is concerned, there is the letter chute, running to every Poor, 1 which might be said to correspcni’ to the letter boxes Installed at tarfutr* points throughout American cities. Ho the Immense building operations 1 of the times are surrounding residents of real cities with these twentieth century municipalities, with all tho officers and laws, in different form, 1 *>f a regularly chartered city. Tty-re V* nothing missing, not even the fa j cilities for traveling home from work , without ieaving the confines of the building*, for some of these skyscrap j era have private entrances to subwav : and elevated lines. And all must not ! necessarily be work here any more j than In any other city. .If the inhabi I tants of this modern Institution wish to take recreation some Skyscraper cities afford an opportunity by bal ing psJm gardens laid out on the roof Quite True. Hill—Me says bis books are his beet ; friends Jill—Well, he can turn ’em down ; when he gets tired of ’em without of- I fending ’em.—Yonkers Statesman. All Are Sinful. We are *.l sinful. Therefore what- I Avc-r we blame in another we shall tied In our own bosom■.—Seneca tea .. 'T. _ : A \ ’i><i PBMHBQ HE word "witness" is on* syjHs* of the great words of the w It is found at least a hundred times in the Old and New Testaments with reference to testimony to God: and the thought that lies be^ nvath the word Is simply “telling out what we know." for which any child Is competent, and for which even the greatest man Is no more than compo tent. To know something about Qod and tell what we know—that Is wit ness in the true Biblical sense. There Is the relation of the witness to God himself, "Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord." "Ye shall be wit nesses unto me." God depends upon human witnesses; the Lord Jesus Christ Is dependent upon his follow ers for witnessing of him to a dying vrorld. If we do not testify for the l ord by lip or pen, how Is he going to pioelatm his gracious gospel? This great work of witnessing Is the mag nincont and all-comprehensive work it Christians Individually and collect ively. As long as the church rests upon the rock foundation of Peter's confession, "Thou are the Christ, tho son of the living God"—the founda tion upon which our Lord said he would build his church—"the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." but It shall stand unaffected by demoniac*! rage and malice. Dying Thief a Great Witness. The greatest witness In tho word of God, next to the Lord Jesus Christ, Is not Paul the apostle, but the dying thief. Wo have long depreciated the penitent thief. There was the dark ness over all the earth, there was the Ing ( hrist, and even the disciples .hemselves had given up their hopes that C hrist was ho "who should have 'edoemed Israel." Perhaps that penl tent thief had never seen Christ be fore, or. at best, only In the course ol the trial, when the Christ said: "I am * king; niy kingdom is not of this world.” He had no opportunity, for a jght we know, of any acquaintance v/lth the L«rd Jesus Christ or with his teaching. And yet, while the other malefactor railed on him, he gave his witness, even before he had the Lord’s assurance and blessing. He said: “Doth not thou tear God, seeing thou nrt In the same condemnation?" And we Indeed justly, for we receive the duo reward of our deeds; but this man hath dono nothing amiss. What a melting testimony! A thief dying on n cross and Jesus Christ dying beside him, he not knowing the person of Christ, or bis character, never having even sat under his teaching; and yet that poor penitent thief saw a king In the dying Jesus, and that death and burial were the ushering of the ting Into his kingdom. He says: "Lord, remember me when thou contest into thy kingdom." There Is hardly any thing more pathetic and melting and marvelous In the whole of the New Testament than that penitent thief's testimony and prayer. The next most marvelous witness In the New Testament is the blind -nan. (John 9). Eight times he wit nessed to Christ. He witnessed to his own Identity—to the cure and the manner of It; he repeated that wit less before the Pharisees; he bore his witness to Christ as a prophet; he tore hlR witness to Christ as his mas ter. The words: "Will ye also be his disciples?" showed that he had vlr tually accepted him ns his master; he confessed hlin as the greatest mlr acle-worker since the world began; he confessed him as a righteous man; he owned him probably as Messiah when he said: "If this man were not from God. he could do nothing." These eight times he witnessed to Christ, and when our Txml found him cast out he said: "Dost thou believe on the son of God?" and the man said: "Who It he, Ix>rd. that I might believe on him?” he was In an attitude of craving new light and knowledge that he might obey. The Lord Jesus said tc him: "Thou hast both seen him, and It ts he that now tnlketh with thee." And he said, "Ixjrd, I believe. And he worshiped him." Testimony Enriches Experience. Experiences enriches testimony, but testimony enrtches experience. Every time he confessed something that he found, the Ixjrd revealed to him some thing he had not previously known Many people keep silence because the> think they do not know anvthl^; but they do not know more because they keep silence. Yet It Is a dangerous thing to gUe what Is not a sincere expression of ex porlcnee. To talk about and *-.ray for consecration, while your neighbors and family know that ;ou are carnal —It Is a dangerous thing to yoursell and hurtful to r;h0r people. Lot was twenty years In Sodom, and he never saved a soul that we know of. If hr bed brought one soul to God In each of these twenty years, Sodom would not have perished. There was no man In the Old Testament that compare! with Daniel ns one who witnessed tc God. Not only were Daniel's eneratef compelled to confess that he was a faultless man, but King Darius glori fled the God of Daniel; Danfe] com pelled Darius to confess to the real ity of Jehovah. Are you a sincere and genuine witness? Is the testl mony of your lips borne out In your life? I beseech you. turn unto God. that he may enrich your spiritual ex perience, and then be sure that your experience enriches your testimony in a constantly growing manner.—/lev Arthur T. Pierson, D. a — -■ . « Fertilizers Increase the yield—Improve the quality—Enrich the soil. Every harvest proves it. Can you afford to risk your wheat? Be safe. */frmour& Fertilizers grow the biggest crops. Ask your dealer. Armour Fertilizer Works m Chicago SIMPLE STATEMENT OF FACT Mr. Johnson Unable to See Whero In Any Way He Had "Put HIs Foot In It." It Is common to deplore the lack of humor In a person Yet the very want of It may save a certain amount of embarrassment, as was tho case on a certain occasion with President Johnson. "He was one day," says a writer In Hnrper’s Magazine, "visit ing my mother, and a friend, Mrs. Knox, a widow, camo In. Sho had known Mr. Johnson some years bo fore. when he was a member of tho legislature but they had not met since then. After mutual recognition, Mr. Johnson said: 'How Is Mr. Knox? I have not seen him lately.' “ ‘He has been dead six years,’ said Mrs. Knox. “ ’I thought I hadn't seen him on the street,’ said Mr. Johnson. "When Mrs. Knox left, my mother said, laughing: 'That was a funny mis take of yours about Mr. Knox.’ " ‘What mlstako did I mnke?’ said Johnson. ‘I said I hadn't seen him on the street, and I hadn’t.’" Try This, This Summer, The very next time you'ro hot, tired or thirsty, step up to a soda fountain and get a glass of Coca-Cola. It will cool you off, relieve your bodily and mental fatigue and quench your thirst delightfully. At soda fountains or carbonated in bottles—Be everywhere. Delicious, refreshing and wholesome. Send to the Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, Oa., for their free booklet "The Truth About Coca-Cola.” Tells what Coca Cola Is and why It Is bo delicious, re freshing and thirst-quenching. And send 2c stamp for the Coca-Cola Base ball Record Rook for 1910—contains the famous poem "Casey At The Bat," records, schedules for both leagues and other valuable baseball Informa tion compiled by authorities. A Bernnardt Trick. Mme. Sarah Bernhardt, who is sup- | posed to bo something of an artist as well as an actress, was recently called upon. In one of her marvelous crea- | tions to ennet the role of a sculptor, and to model a certain bust In view of tho audience. This fairly electrified the critics, but when going Into rhap- ! sodles over the technical skill In han dling tho clay which Mme. Bernhardt exhibited they showed that they knew little of the artistic tricks of actors ! and actresses; as a matter of fact, she does nothing of the kind. The bust Is modeled and baked, and over It Is placed damp clay of tho same color. ; This tho talented actress merely pulls off. exposing the beautifully modeled head underneath. --- Making Tasks Easy. There are lots of magazines printed for the purpose of telling women how to mako their work lighter. But you can’t reduce labor by reading about It. All tho philosophy and theory in the world won’t help you out on wash day unjess you use Easy Task soap, which lives up to its name and makes wash ing an easy task by doing half the work. Get it at your grocer’s. And They WonderedI Judge Nicholas l/ongworth. who used to sit on Ohio's supreme bench, looked unnaturally grave, and a neighbor, in recognition of his facial depression, named a pet owl “Judge Ixmgworth." It was the very next day that an ex cited maid broke up his wife’s garden party. “Oh, madam,” said she. “Ma dam! Judge Ijongworth has laid an egg." Nipped in the Bud. The Minister (stopping to tea) — No, thank you, I must decline on the cucumbers. Utile Tommie—Guess you're afraid of the tummy nche, but you don't need to be, cuz when I have It mamma al ways rubs-’’ (! ! !)—Boston Her ald. Importent to Mothers Examine carefully every bottle of CAHTOKIA, a safe and sure remedy foi | Infants and children, and see that It , In Use For Over 90 Years. The Kind You Hare Always Bought j -- — . ■ . The secret of life Is not to do what one likes, but to try to like that which | ono has to do; and one does like It— In time —D. M. Cralk. Good Intentions are always hot stuff; that Is why (hey are ueed for paving material In a certain locality Sfr*. Winslow'* Soothing Syrr-p. rorebtldrvH U-niunx, anft<-n« gum*, rwurnln. banulluiiAlo/i uun.curt** wl«} eulie. 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