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Boomer, North Carolina, October, 1922. Number 6. KNOWLEDGE. We know the distance to the sun, And what Uranus weighs; Can figure how the planets run, And where the comet stays. But we can't trace an unkind word Through all its evil course; Nor make amends t0 those who heard, j Nor check its deadly force. - I "We know how Car a ray of light Can travel in a year; Can analyze it in its flight, And make its meaning clear. But we can't follow up a smile And see how far it shines, Nor estimate it by the mile In radiating lines. The moon is but an open book For everyone to know, And on her pitted face we look And read her tale of woe. But triere are faces seamed with care That pass us every day; We dcn't know what their owners bear, Nor what they'd like to say. We visit with our neighbor Mars, As all gcod neighbors should; Throw kisses at the Seven Stars And ell them to be good. But we don't visit with the folks That live across the street, Nor help them bear their heavy yokes, Nor ask them in to eat. Beyond our telescopic eyes, By gravity's decree. We get position, weight and size Of words we cannot see. 33ut, oh, we do not try to find The secret hidden pain That rankles in some quiet mind That never does complain. We know the age-long wonder-tale Of Saturn and her rings. And follow Neptune's awful trail, As on through space she swings. But we don't feiow the bitter grief Our next-door neighbors bear; And just to make it very brief, Tis little that we care. We know the big' things far away, That don't .concern us much; But we're not interested, I say, In things that we can touch. I think we ought to meddle less With things far off and grand, And try to put some extra stress On little things at hand. - JAMES LARKIN PEARSON. Every little while some hit dog will howl all over a sheet of paper to tell me that he don't like The Fool-Killer. Well, if he don't like it, what in the thun- der does he read it for? The Dummycats are saying there is; 1 stair nf Ipartarshm 5iie4r Washington. That's- a fopf And there was lack of leader ship in the Dummycat party two years ago. Columbus called this a "dry lanH" when he first saw-it, but he just ought to see it now. I OBJECT writer in The Literary Di gest is getting all nervous and fi'dgety for . fear some stray W vA xkJl "vYttnaerms: tnrougn space may happen to butt into the earth and snuff us all out in a jiffy. His fears seem to found- ed on Einstein's new theory of Relativity, which is said tolreport is that they are about to make, collisions more probable ; than the old theory. I notice that when the as tronomers talk about these 1 things they have nothing vva -v i t- mi iii vie ouudtcuxiacu biicui nicvxico to build on. For a long time it was the "Coperanican theo ry," and now it is the "Em stein theory' and a few years later it will be some ether "theory", and if they ever do j find the truth it may be as dif ferent from all the "theories as day is from night. The above-mentioned writer, in discussing the ''end of the world" through a possible col lision in space gets off this wise remark: "Mathematical studies mada in the past have been reassuring, but the millennialists are jicw more justified - ing predicting doom than they were in the past." f- i"fvomorVi c rvrxro Vi rwir big a fool any man can be when MUX Ct-i he tries to discuss something he knows nothmg about. The Di gest writer may know all about the present "theories" of as tronomy, but he certainly is green on theology. He knows no more about what millennialists have predicted than a steer calf knows about piano tuning. Who ever heard of a imillen- nialist predicting the destruc tion of the earth as the first step in his program? Why, man, the millennialists need the earth in their business, and they are the very people who do NOT expect the earth to be destroyed. Just suppose, now, that the Millennium should come and find the earth all blotted out and gone, so it couldn't find any place to roost when it got here. Wouldn't that be a purty come off? The Millennium would have to bundle up its duds arid ramble off in earch of some other plan et where Jt might find board and lodging. And in the meantime we people of the earth would plum miss it. That don't suit me narv bit. i and I am going to register a vig- orous protest aerainst anv such business. I warn Mr. Einstein right now that he had better not let his old Relativity destroy this earth, 'cause then I wouldn't i have any place to run The Fool- Killer. That woman who is going to marry Kaiser Bill will never have any . trouble about stove wood. They say Bill just beats the dickens as a wood cutter. WHEN THE NATIONS GET RELIGION No teling what the situation will be by the time this paper reaches you, but for the past two or three weeks the Allies and Turkey have been -facing pnh r.t.hv with rfvnwn Rwnrris r just ready to strike. One day the get the trouble settled, and tne jnext day it is worse than ever I I -L - 11 1 J 3 1 1 It is generally understood that if they do strike it will start another great world war. All the nations know this, and they are afraid to strike the first blow, and yet they know the blow is going to be struck by somebody. Four years after the Armis tice the world sis in a more troubled and unsettled condition than it was in November, 1918. The bankrupt nations are full of selfishness and bitterness, each one knowing that its doom is sealed, and yet trying desparate ly to keep its head above the water by climbing on top of the others I did hone that the nations would have learned their lesson before now. I did hope that by -this time they would all be meek and humble and willing to do right. But they are not.. It seems ; that nations learn very slowly. Even the so-called "Christian" nations are just as selfish and brutal as the devil wants them to be, and the only thing that any of them are yet willing to consider is an appeal to brute force. But, boys, that will never set tle the world's troubles. It has been tried long enough. The na tions will have to get down on their knees m the dust of hu mility and "get religion" in good earnest. I don t mean that they must just pretend to get religion like so many individu- als do. They must really and truly have their national hearts cleansed nd (purified. I don't mean that individuals of the nations must do this, but the na tions THEMSELVES must do it AS nations, through their var ious and sundry official heads. And if they DONT do it, and do it imsnediately, it will not be long ! till they will not have any heads, nor tails either. oa Aimignty nas set m to clean tip this little patch of crrAnruWw ooW God Almighty has set m to anl He is. not going to be out - tE ! done by the Turks, nor the Brit- !ish; nor the French, nor the I Greeks, nor anybody else. If they go on. at their present game of trying to bluff each other, .the very thing that they depend on for. their safety is going to destroy them. -And that is just what will happen. God could send along some great upheavel of nature and finish the job in a few minutes. But ii seems that his plan is to let the nations destroy themsel ves. He is going to give men ev ery opportunity to see and be convinced that they CAN'T run the world any longer, and then when they get right 'plum good and humble He will step in and 'run it for them. ut now roiir.ll OTitrfir 3Ft it 0W- ing to take and how much more, war is it going to take to get them humble? , That is the question. RADIO HASH All right, folks! Here is the latest. I have just got my new Ra dio outfit rigged up in my gold plated sanctum, but haven't yet mastered the art of "tuning" it correctly, and here is the first thing I got over the ether waves. Two speakers were holding forth at the same time a Hardshell preacher at Pumpkin Run, and a Democratic candidate for sher iff at Frog Level And here is what I got: Firstly, brethering and sis- i tering, we want to consider the great question oi tne salvation of our-immortal tariff for rev enue only as laid down by the inspired writers of the New Tes tocratic Handbook for 1920. Amen! Brethering, it makes "my; heart bleed to see so many poor souls going down to that awful Republican tariff which will cost the American citizens endless ! eternity for the next two years. We must get our hearts right with God and a Democratic con gress at the next election. This blessed book tells us that we must forsake our sins and make our callings and my election foe sheriff absolutely certain. If the j Democratic membera of this church will read their Bibles and pray without confidence in what he Republicans say, there will be a great outpouring of the Democratic spirit, and when the sheep and goats are separated in November, they will all be found standing on the right hand of a Democratic sheriff world without end. Amen I Hur rah for our side!" And now Thanksgiving doth approach. And it do seem like the world is going to have Turkey or Turkey is going to Lfl,,n - . ;?ve .th world, one or tuther. Ouch! Whose head ;th :? was SATAN'S "TRINITY." L. D. Barnes. There are three that are re corded in hell: the world, the flesh and the devil; , and these are one in purpose. ' And there are three that bear witness in earth: big business, big politics and big church; and these three agree in everything with the other three.