"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
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
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
fjing « song o' summer —
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 —
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 —
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
"That's a bargain," agreed the hoho,
smilingly, as tie went to the woodpile,
picked up the us. ami happily began to
"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
"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
"Yes, I guess It Is," agreed the man.
"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
"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,
"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
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
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
"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
"Say, you! Come on here, and get
"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
"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
"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
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
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-
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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