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"BUSY" BUSINESS MAN BAR TO PROGRESS.
By John A. lion land. Anionic the .voting lnon of to-day who nre looking for opportunities for launching Into successful careers It may he said that the great majority have before their eyes os nn example for emulation the typlcul busy busi ness man. Not Infrequently this busy business man Is not busy. He Is emotional, excitable, and Is borrowing troubles ami tangles. He thinks he Is most strenuous, when as a matter of fact he has lost merely Ills self-control. Personally he may rush madly by train and cab to his office, dash to the express ele vator, Ixmnce Into his office and l>© an hour recovering from Ills emotionalism. But this man In his own estima tion Is one of the busiest of men. and the busy feeling grows upon him until It becomes a condition of fixed mental aberration In a passive state, or until It as vio lently breaks out. Viewed from any side this overhuslert business man wears the standing and Indelible confession of his Ineffi ciency. The man feeling the pressure of his business day after clay Is unfitted for the exactions of his work. He Is a quart cup In the ganger's plant where only the gal lon measure Is of economical use. He needs make too many trips from the cask to the barrel In rendering his serrlce. lie Is In use In many places, however, and In the process he Is Inimical to good business In a great measure and wholly so to all else In life. Yet this is the type of business man which with so many observers of the business world naturally attracts the attentions. We have become too much the blind apos tles of strenuoslty. It no longer Interests us that a man with calm exterior and an inward confidence In himself moves with even certainty to n legitimate end. The lime light and the grand stand are the properties necessary to attract In his accomplishments. Without this portable background for attainment, the world does not care to l<>ok, to say nothing of learning. HOME TEACHING COUNTS MOST. Speaking of the management of boys I will Just remark that F nm opposed o the suspension from school of h hoy ior any sort of offense. 1 think It does 10 pood. It Is little punishment to ;eep a hoy out of school. lie at once econies the envy of the other hoys, who wish to goodness they could do omelhlng that merited suspension. The queMlon of punishment Is as se •ious a uncstiou as we have to deal with, not only in the home and school, Jli.u.r v. .sihai'bs Iml in the world at large. The fact thut any of our fellow creatures merit punishment Is n melancholy one and binds us to old heathenish customs and lieltefs. Our lawn as they stand to day. and the business of law ns It Is carried on. are a constant Invitation to crime. Men A DAY IN THE WOODS. A fefler feels like drowsin' —for the air in full o' dreams: Far off the oow bells tinkle lijr the cool nn' shaded streams; An' the wonin' winds invite .you where the bees ore on the wine. Am' the birds urn makin' merry where the honeysuckles swing. fjing « song o' summer — "Ting a-ting-a-ling battle boys a-sleeiiin' Where the honeysw-kles swing. A f- ller feels tike loafin'; for the weath er's fnlr and fine. An' the fishin' rod's a-hobbin' to the throhbin' o' the line; An' vhe river-banks invite you where a breezy chorus swells. An' »epne« o* joy delight you where the catile shake their bells. Ring a song o' summer — "Tins a-ling-a-ling!" Cattle boys a-sleepin' Where the honeysuckles swing. It's good to he n-livin' In this weather — night an' morn : When you hear a song o' plenty In the rustle o' the corn ! When a picture o' the harvest shines in every drop o" dew, An' the old world's eollin' happy 'neath a liviti' bend o' bluel King a song o' summer — "Ting-a-ling-a-iing!" Cattle boys n-sleepin' Where the honeysuckles swing. - Atlanta Constitution. A CHARM STRING. S'l.r. give you your dinner If you will cut me iiu nnnful of kindling." said the cook to (lie tramp. who had ap peared fit the back door in ijucst of x "handout." "That's a bargain," agreed the hoho, smilingly, as tie went to the woodpile, picked up the us. ami happily began to use It. "Well. I do know if that ain't the most wlllln' tramp to work that I ever saw In all of my liorn days," comment ed the rook, as she turned again to the meal she was preparing. Whistling away as cheerily as a bird, thn Itinerant shirker of a steady Job wielded the ax Industriously, and had about his armful of kindling ready when a little girl of ten. who was play ing In the yard, came up to watch him at his labor. She carried several hun dred buttons of many shapes, sl7.es and colors 011 a string, and. as she reached hiiu, she wound them prettily around her neck, and asked Innocently: "Do you like 1o cut wood?" "Cau't say that 1 am particularly fond of the pastime," he answered, po litely, glancing up : "hut you know those who eat must work.' Then as hts eyes rested 011 the string of buttons, lie ask By Juliet V. Strauss. od. Interestedly, "Isn't tlmt a clmrm strlng you have nrounil your neck?" "Yes, sir," was the reply: "I believe that is what mamma calls It." "Let me see It. please," requested the tramp, wiping the perspiration from his face, and seating himself on a stick of wood. "Well, well," he went on, as he took the string in his hands, and exam ined the buttons Interestedly. "You have quite a number. This certainly brings back to my memory the happiest days of my life —days of thirty years ago. When I was a young man ol twenty, my little lady, every hoy and girl had a charm-string; and If I had been a few years younger, I would have had one myself, for It was a childish fad that I have always admired. I enever expected that these things would lie a fail again with the little folks —at least not while I was living. How long have you been collecting these buttons?" "It ain't mine." answered the girl, confidently; "It's mamma's. I never saw one before this morning. I was looking through mamma's trunk for a piece of ribbon for my doll and found it. She said that I could play with it, If I would be careful, and not lose any of the but tons, and bring it back after a liltle. Mamma said that she made tills string when she was sixteen years old; that all of the boys and girls had them, and I guess that is the time that you re member. "Yes, I guess It Is," agreed the man. reflectively. "And you see tills button?" asked the child, seating herself on the grass In front of 111 in. "That pretty, round pearl one?" ques tioned I lie tramp. "Yes, sir; this one," holding It be tween her lingers. "Well, mamma, told me that It was on the vest of her old sweetheart, and that one Sunday she said that she wished that she bad a button like it for her charm string, and her sweetheart unscrewed it and gave It to her. It was the top button. Mam ma said she wouldn't take a fortune for that button." "That was real nice In her sweet heart." murmured the tramp, reaching for (lie string, then examining the hut tun closely. "What was your mother's name, little lady?" he went on. still turning the string of buttons over In his hands. "Iler name was Mary Feruer," an swered the child, "hut you know in,v papa's name was Wellesley. I'upa died nbout Vwo years ago. but I remember him well. Mamma says that she and the man that gave h»r tilts button would have married. If they hadn't quarreled, and that It was all her fault, and " "Fannie. Fannie I" cried a voice from tho house. "Come here immedi ately. Come right on." "All right, mamma. 1 must go," she said, turning to the tramp. "Good-by." "What In the world were you telling that tramp?" asked Mrs. Wellesley, as her daughter reached her. "You beat all children I ever saw In my llfo to talk to everybody you meet You might take the chances on being "cleared," on slipping out of punishment through some convenient loophole of the law, iniule mid constructed for this very purpose. Couples de liberately marry with the Idea that it is easy to be di vorced, nnd divorce and remarriage is not the least crlnd ual of the many things that flourish under the law like the green bay tree. m The home Is the only sure safeguard for society. The mother Is the lnii>ortant ofllcer In the world's corps of disciplinarians. I,et her reali/e this more fully and get back to her |iost from the foolish straying away the "woman movement" Is responsible for. Teaching Is the secret of discipline, and home teaching Is the thing that Is going to count. I,et your boy get out and rub up against the world; don't make a "sissy" of him, but let him have engraved Indelibly on the plastic Infant mind by line upon line and precept upon precept, an understandiiyf of the difference between fun and ri baldry, manliness and brutality, energy and ambition, happiness and dissipation, Independence and Impudence, and all the other things that are so easily confused, espe cially in a country like our own, where so many wrong things are for the time being held as admirable. There will be a reaction from this spirit of "Get there, no matter how," and from this Insufficient attitude of un scrupulousuess and refined immorality being the smart thing. RAILROAD REBATES MUST STOP. By Leslie M. Shaw, T.EBIJC M. SHAW. COLLUSIVE DIVORCES AND REMARRIAGES. By Judge A. T. Clearwater. The proportion or divorces to marriages nnd remarriages in defiance of law In astounding nnd Is Indicative not only of contempt for lnw, but of a decadence and degradation, a lower ing of standards and Ideals, which I* depress ing. The most disheartening feature of therie collusive divorces nnd Illegal remarriages Is that by far the larger number ot' them are among people who', by virtue of their standing und In deference to the undent and lofty maxim of no blesses oblige, should be exemplars to the less fortunate, but no Idea of this character for one moment Influences their conduct. have told lilm something tlint would have brought hlin back here to-night, and got lis all robbed and killed." "He seems like a nice man, mamma ; and I was Just telling him about your eharm-strlng. He said all the boys and girls had them when he was a young man." "I guess they did," Welles ley. "But, give It to me, now ; you have had It long enough. The first thing 1 know, you will lay It clown, forget It, and that will be the last of It." "No, I won't mamma. I<et me |>lny with It awhile longer." "No, not now; hand It here, and go and prepare yourself for dinner. Some day when It Is rainy, and you can't get out to play, you tnny have It all day," and. taking the string from her daugh ter's hand, she turned Into the house, while the tramp, who. though busily splitting wood, had been watching her. stuck the ax Into a log. and walked to ward the gate, while the cook called after him: "Say, you! Come on here, and get your dinner." "Don't care for any," answered the hobo; "I am not hungry." "Must be crazy," commented the cook. "I thought that something was wrong with him at first, by the way he wanted to cut that wood. Well, I hope that he Is so luny that he can't find his way back here, for I always was afraid of crazy folks," and with this consola tion. she picked up a dish of beef, and hurried to the dining room. Two hours later, a handsomely dress ed stranger rang the bell, which was answered by Mrs. Wellesley. The call er raised his hat politely, looked irrh- Ingly, though not ungentlemanh into the face of the woman, then si igly said : "Mrs. Wellesley; Mary, ymi don't know me. do youV" "Mr. Peering Julius Peering, as sure as I live!" "The same old .Tiillus," laughed the man, holding out his hand, which the lady grasped, at the same time cordial ly Inviting him to enter. "Flow In the world did you learn that I was here?' she asked, wonderlngly. "Why, your old charm-string was tha cause of my discovery." "My old charm-string:" echoed the widow, wonderingly. "Yes, ma'am; your little daughter was showing It to me. and 1 recognized a button upon It." "Why, she, showed It to no one but a tramp who cut some wood for us," blushed the owner of the old time toy, who well remembered the Incident of tlie pearl button. "Well, I happened to be that tramp. My next book deals with tramp life, and, wishing to accurately picture that Interesting Individual, I have been on the road with the hoboes for two months, and " "Why, here's the tramp that cut the wood!" cried Fannie, bursting Into the room like a ray of sunshine.—Waver ley Magazine. A man may be humble without adver tising the fact. AHM.IIMIM HERALD, THURSDAY, MAT 17, 1906 Mj own Idea about rebates Is this: The rebate must stop, and the railroad Is not the only sinner In the case. Such action must b« taken by legislation and the en forcement of such legislation as will apply the remedy to both the beneficiary and the railroads. It Is the great and vital evil of our commercial system, and I am «ure that every person engaged legiti mately in the business of shipping or hauling will agree with those who are seeking relief. Opinions of Great Papers on Important Subjects. LIFE'S LOOKING OLASS. HE world Ist like a looking glass; If you smile In It, It smiles bark; If yon frown. It frowns. You may hear It said that one of the con ditions of life you cannot make or alter Is environment—tlmt It is fixed, Inflexible, and that you are Its slave. That Is a lie. He —- w ] lo thinks the world is full of good people and kindly blessings Is much richer than he who thinks the contrary. Each man's Imagination largely peoples the world for himself. Some live In a world peopled with princes of the royal blood; some In a world of pauper ism, crime and privation. The choice Is yours. Psychology lias pretty well estab lished the theory that ghosts are creations of the sub jective mind—and trouble-finding Is very like ghost-see- Ing. You see frightful goblins in life, If properly traced, will be found to begin and end in your own mind. He fuse to believe them, and they cease to exist. A melancholy thought that fixes Itself upon one's mind ought to have as prompt doctoring as pronounced physi cal disease. Kate gives to the man who whines Just what he expects. Disappointment sardonically meets him nt every turn. Misfortune ever lurks in ills shadow. The human whine is a signal-call to a thousand and one lit tle demons of distress and disaster, which mock and lash, hinder and dishearten. Life without trials, small or great, is impossible. We must meet and conquer them, or let them conquer us. Hut we need not waste our strength in borrowing trou bles or in going half way to meet them. It Is for you to say whether the mirror of life shall return to you smiles or frowns. It is for you to say whether you will grouch In the glooms, the companion of hateful goblins, or stride In the bright sunshine, seeing smiles and catch ing shreds of sweet song. -Chicago Journal. TEACHING PEACE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. IIK Massachusetts State Board of Education desires to recommend for 1 li«» common schools another day whereon. as on tin- pub lie holidays of Washington's birthday, Pat riot's Day anil Memorial Day, there shall lie a special observance in the interest of higher humanity. The Idea Is right, and the schools of Springfield should seize (lie opportunity. The love of country Is a worthy thing Just so far as it Is consistent with the love of man kind, and no further. There was a time when patriotism was needed for preservation of national existence, and was the primal civic virtue. It evolved directly from the family, the alliance of families, the tribe, the alliance of tribes, the lie of common blood which made the nation. The highest civilizations of the world have arrived at that stage where wars of nation against nation should cease, as wars of tribe aagiust tribe have ceased. The motto of the day should be, as the Hoard of Education says: "God hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell 011 all the face of the earth." This means universal brotherhood; this gives the lie direct In the face of every war; this signifies that the love of country that depends on the injury of another people, or a differ ent race, for its Impulse and sentiment, Is not only con- LEGAL INFORMATION. One who signs the name of another to a note without authority forges the name to the note. The I.'. S. homestead law was first passed-in IHtKJ. Since then many addi tions and changes have been made. An improvement In a fruit tree ean noi lie protected by patent, and very imperfectly or not at nil by trade mark. I: you have taken counterfeit money fur good money, It is your loss. You are liable criminally for passing It ngaln. One Is not au heir of, and does not In herit from his stepfather or stepmoth er. One Inherits only from his kin or blood relatives. I'enslons from the IT.l T . S. government arc not inherited. They are specified privileges, given and paid to a speci fied . '.iss, as to a soldier's wife while Kin- live* and then to Ills children. W,i 'i'e two adjoining owners have gotten a surveyor to mark out.the line between their lands, and agree that It i-i tiie line and put a fence thereon, the fenc» constitutes the line by agreement, whether It was originally the correct line or not. j I'nless a highway has been laid out across your homestead, you have a j right to keep people from using any part of it as a highway. If they pass ■ across it by your consent, you have n I right to prescribe the conditions on ; which they use It. I One may be obliged under certain [circumstances to pay personal property [tax in two localities for the same prop erty. unless one seasonably objects to the taxation. Where one's home is In j one place and his business is In an other, the taxing authorities often at- I tempt to tax his personal property In 'both places. Seasonable objection should be made to the taxation ill the i wrong place. Novelty Wiinlcd. I The prima donna had Just returned from the oter side. | "Is It true that you are to be mar ' rledV" asked In a chorus a boatload ot i reporters. j "Not this season," she answered sweetly. "My press agent wants me to do the unique, and for me not to • get married Is unlqiter than any other stunt we have been able to think up yet."—Philadelphia Ledger. I : It Is one sign that a woman Is get ' ting ready to properly sympathize with her friends when she discovers that she j has left her handkerchief at home. Elephants curry Ink burnished howdahs, and wearing rich trappings of gold-euibroldcrcd velvet were furnished the I'rince of Wales by Indian poten tates for local transportation. The Illustration shows several Indian uses for the camel and the elephant. 1, Indian substitute for water cart; 2, Elephant candelabrum and fountain (candelabrum on elephant's tusks) ; 3, t'nmel omnibus carrying Prince's luggage; 4, Elephant trans|>ort. TrmJiflnn of the I'uflilon. Taos stands unique and distinct from all the other pueblos, and Is unusually interesting to the student of ethnology, says the Southern Workman. It Is there that the eternal tire Is said to be kept burning In the estufa or under ground temple and there the priests climb dally to the housetops and gaze toward the rising sun. hoping to see the returning Montezuma. The Are, It Is said, was removed to tills village from I'ecos In the early part of the last century, when the latter was abandoned. According to rumor, It Is kept In a sacred temple built In the donuied by the righteousness of God, but Is outdated by every consideration of human life in Its material as well as spiritual advance. The peoples of the earth are one In origin, In evolution, In destiny, and the children of otlr land should learn anil know forever that they cannot hurt another without the more hurting themselves. Tht« Is what The Hague conference means—this Is high eMl zenshlp. In the honor of <}od and the welfare of all fcs manlty.— Springfield Ilepuhllcnn. FOR WOMEN ONLY. E want the women of this country to net * higher standard of respectability for men. At present the women are too lenient to ward nnd too forgiving of had conduct." The words are by Judge William MelQwen, of Chicago, In an address before the Wom en's Club of that city. They nre true words. So long as n man can hide his moral leprosy under evening clothes and remain "respectable," so long will lie cling to his moral leprosy. And so long iw this sort of a man is received In society by good women so long will he be "respectable." It Is almost Incomprehensible how women, wlio suffer most because of the double standard of morals, will sndle upon men whom they know to bo corrupt. leniency In this regard is treason to the woman's sex. Judge McEweu goes on to say: "I can remember a day when drunkenness was regarded as a novel pastime. Hut a sentiment against It sprang up among the women and the'evil has greatly abated. Drunkenness eeased to lie respectable when women put the ban ujion It. Yet the drunkard is a harmless idiot by the sldemf the liber tine. When a woman receives a man of loose morals on "equal terms she Is being kind to a serpent who "lont venoms all the Nile." The Judge is right. What he says Is not new, but Hls one of the tilings that must be said over and over agntn. Women must adopt a stricter code of morals toward men. —Kansas City World. LESS LAW; MOKE JUSTICE. 11 Kit K lire offenses and crimes committed which, by the technicalities of the law, nr the administration of law, cannot he reached. 'J'he Federal court sends the litigant bark to the State court for redress, knowing full well It Is Impossible to get service. So tve are left In tlie |K>sltlon of certain corpora tions helng aide to defy the government, State niMl Fed eral, and permitted to go on In their nefarious work of undermining the union of the United States. Is It the purpose of the |K>wers that tie to take from the people their faith In government and the integrity of our courts? Are the courts going to affirm there are lawn which for the protection of the people and the Stata should he enforced, but that there exists no way in wbtoh this can be accomplished? What will the outcome be? Ilow long ltefore it Is reached? Who will be the suffer ers? Answer these questions and the remedy will h« found, the technicalities of the law will l>« brushed aside. Justice once more will life her proud head and submit to Im> rebllndfolded, and the people will come Into tbeir own again.—St. Paul Dispatch. ROYAL TRANSPORTATION IN INDIA. IxnvelH of (lie earth ;in<l connected with the surface liy hidden passages and labyrinths. The priests tend the sarred lire carefully, and If tradition Is to be believed, It has not been extinguished since Montezuma left the earth for his heavenly throne. Taos was also the homo of Kit Tar son. the famous scout who ted Oen. Fremont through the wilds and whose name lins been sung In many tongues. He lived and died In the tittle village, loved and respected l>y all the Tndlans. There Is a little patriotism In a Presidential election, hut In a loeal elec tion there is nothing but a quarrel.