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VOLUME XXVI1. ACCOMAC CH., VA., SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1908. NUMBER 44. I v..?. m. fvi..n,is if von have suffered i TUC IAPANFSF WAY. JOHN S. PARSONS, Attoruey-al-Law, Aceomac Courthouse, Va. Will practice lu all courts of Aceo? mac aud North unpton Counties. BEN T. GUNTER. Attorney-at-Law, Aceomac C. H., Va., Will practice in all the courts of Aceomac and Northampton counties S. JAMES TURLINGTON Attorney-at-Law. Offices?Aceomac C. H. and Fair Oaks, Va. Practices in all the courts on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. JNO. R. aud J. HARRY REW, Attorueys-at Law. Offices?Aceomac C H. and Parks ley. At Aceomac C. H. every Wed? nesday . Will practice In all the courts on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. ROY 1). WHITE, -Attorney-at-Law, ? Offices : Parksley and Aceomac C. H. Practices in all courts of Aceomac a id Northampton Counties. Prompt attention to all business. WA UN EH AMES, -Attoruey-at-Law, Offices : Aceomac C. H. and Onancock. At Aceomac C. H. every Wednesday *nd Friday. Will practice iu all the courts of Aceomac and Northampton counties. JOHN K. NOITINGHAM, JR., ?Attoknky-at-Law,? Frauktown, Va Practices in all the courts on the Eastern Shore of Virgiuia. Will be at Eastville and Aceomac C. H. tirst day of every court and at East? ville every Wednesday. Otho F. Mears. (4. Walter Mapp. MEARS A MAPI', -Attorueys-at-Law, Offices : Eastville, Northampton Couuty and cOCOBiack Court House Practice iu all courts on the Eastern Shore of Virgiuia. L. FLOYD NOCK, ? ATTOKN'EY-AT-LAW,? Aceomac C. H., Va. Practices in all tue courts ou the Eastern Shore ot Virginia. Ok. H. D. LILLISTON, DENTIST. ?Accomack Court House, Va.? Office hours from 9a. ni. too p. ni Will *>e at Parksky every Tuesday. FRED. E. RUEDIUER ? County Su rvkyo k, Accomac C H , Va. Thoroughly equipped with latest aud best instruments, oilers his services to he citizens of Aceomac Couutv. Will meet all engagements promptly W. G. EMMETT, Notary Public, Belle Haven, Va. WM. P. BELL & CO., DRUGGISTS, Accomack C H., Va.? Agents for WATERMAN'S 5dea3 Fountain Pens. STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND. Finest line of STATIONERY on Eastern Shore of Va. Hotel Tull, New Church, Va., P. 0. Massey, Va., L. J. TULL A SON, Proprietors. Board at reasonable rates. All trains met. Phone messages promptly attend? ed to. The patronage of the public so? licited. FIRST-CLASS LIVERY ri Urti HLD. Phones in hotel of Diamond State and of Aceomac and North? ampton Telephone Co. White Hotel and Livery, Capt. Wm. T. Mister, Proprietor Hotel. Harry T. White & Son, Proprietor of Livery. Hay and feed dealers?Wholesah Grocers and Brokers and Mfr's. agent! Harry T. White & Son, Bloomtown. Va. e MARTIN I MASON CO Call attention to their large stock ? ash, Doon, Blinds, Mouldings Builders' Hardware, Shingle* Laths, Lime, Bricks, and Builc ing Material generally, Paint* Oils and Painters' Supplies. We are prepared to cut house bills 1 order; also manufacture barrel stav< and heads of good quality. Our gri mill will run every Saturday, Notwithstanding; reports to the coi trary We shall at all times be pleased i show our goods and invite you to ca and inspect our stock before makii your purchases and we will save yt money. MARTIN ft MASON CO., Harborton Va, B. T. GUNTER, President. W. C. PA USO NS, Cashier. V ER NON BURTON, Asst. Cashier. Farmers and Merchants National Bank, DNITED STATES GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY, ONLEY, VA, Customers extended every accommodation consist? ent with conservative banking. Strictly a home institution. The smallest depositor re ceivea aa prompt and i'd.i rt ci ms treatment as the largest. Managed entirely by our hume people. We Pay Interest omi Tirane Deposits.j 5 Truck Farms FOR SALE Cheap to Quick Dealers. The undersigned in order to close up some business in? terest will offer for next 40 days 5 Truck Farms near Pocomoke City, Md, half or all cash at option ot buyer. No. 1. 40 a., 30 in cultivation, 10 in timber. New dwelling, barn and outbuildings Young orchard and shade trees. Situated on new atone macadam road H miles east of Poco ! moke. Countv road on two sides of farm. ?3,200.00. No, 2. Situated J mile east of No. 1, 50 a., 35 in cultivation, 15 timber. Good buildings. $3,000.00. I INO. 3. 90 a., 45 in cultivation, 25 timber, 20 in pine thicket 25 years old. New dwelling, young orchard, line truck land 31 miles of lt. R. Station $2,250. No. 4. 114 a., 50 in cultivation, bal? ance in timber, good orchard, good 1 Skiings?20 a. has been trucked on 10 ye irs, timber reserved, 3J miles ol R? iv. station, price f 2,250. No. 5. 100 a., 40 in cultivation, all truck land no ditch on the farm, 60 timber.drained by two arms of mills pond. Small dwelling 3 rooms, good outbuildings, fruit, 4 miles of It. R. Station, timber reserved, ?2,000. Francis M. Wilson & Co., Box 7. Pocomoke City, Md. Builders' Material. We have a large line of all kinds ol BUILDERS' MATERIAL, and can save you money if you wil call to see us. We name in part: DOORS, SASH, BLINDS, MOULDINGS' MANTELS, NEWELS, GABLE ORNA? MENTS, BRACKETS, LATHS, BRICKS SHINGLES. HAIR, LIME. CEMENT, &c? &< A trial order will convince you thal we can save you money. Let us give you our prices. G. T. BENSON & CO., Keller, Va. NEW YORK. PHILA. & NORFOLK R.R. Train Schedule in Effect Jan. 6,190b. South-Bound Trains. 47 49 49 45 a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m New York.7 30 ?00 9 00 139 Philadelphia.1000 ll Xl 1122 . 301 Wilmington ... .1044 Vi Ob 1205 34 Baltimore . . . 9 00 7 52 7 52 1 * Delmar.1 30 3 01 30 1 6 41 Salisbury.141 3 10 310 7 ? Cape Charles .... 4 30 6 15 6 15 OW Point Comfort. 6 SS 8 10 8 10 Norfolk . . (arrive). 7 15 9 05 9 05 p.m. a.m. a.m. p.m North-Bound Trains. 48 50 40 50 Leave a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m Norfolk.7 20 600 60 Old Point Comfort. 8 05 7 00 TO Cape Charles .... 10 20 9 15 91 Salisbury.12 57 12 30 7 00 Vii Delmar.106 12 45 7 11 12 4 p.m. a.m. p.m. a.m Arrive p.m. a.m. p.m. \>.ix Wilmington .... 3 49 4 10 1017 41 Philadelphia.4 S3 518 1100 51 Baltimore.5 22 6 01 1135 0 C New York.700 800 115 8C p.m. a.m. p.m. p.n R. B.COOKE. J. G. RODGERS. Traffic Manager. Superijtendei Notice of Dissolution of Partnership Notice is hereby given that on Jam ary 1st, 1908, the firm of W. N. Ck nant, Henry W. Conant and Williai T. Conant, heretofore partners und< the firm name and style of W. N. Ci nant & Son., doing business at Chii coteague, Va, was dissolved, W. E Conant retiring from said firm on sai date. The business ever since sai date,has been and will continue to 1 carried on by the said Henry W. Ci nant and William T. Conant, undi the old firm name and style of W. 1 Conant & Son, to whom all indebtei ness to the old firm is payable ar who assume all its liabilities. W. N. Conant, Henry W*. Conant, Wm. T. Conant. Established in 1863. C. S. Schermerhorn Sc Son, K ceivers, Shi pp re, Dealers, Grain, Hay and Mill S'eeda, Seed Outs Linseed Meal, Cotton Seed Meal Gluten Ferd. Also Distributors ol the Purina Poultry Feeds. 127 AND 129 CHEAPSIDE, Near Pratt Sti - - BALTIMORE, MD. The Parksley Manufacturing Co., Inc., RETAILERS AND JOBBERS OF ALL KINDS O' BUILDERS SUPPLIES'*^ In fact we can furnish everything in the mot up-to-date buildings from Ute foundation to the roof. We also make a specialty cf contracting tor HOUSE iBUILDING and will guarantee satisfaction. We can furnish thc Famous Florida Hean Shingles made in m Onlf Cypreaa at right prices. Weare agent* for tU6 BEMIS TRANSPLANTER, the one that lias taken Die prize over all others. We carry FARMING UTENSILS of all kinds. The most np-1 'dale COOK STOVKS "and Ranges and Cooking Ware. A tine line of nickle goods always on hand. In the BUILDING MATERIAL LINE we can furnish extras and estimates on short notice. We have the best j lines of PAINT and Painters Supplies that is on the market, and many other i things in our line too numerous to mention. In fact we have the most up | to-date store of it.i kind on the Shore. Call and see our store and this Will I Convince von ot these facts We are manufacturers of all kinda of LUMBER and BARREL MATERIALS and retailer! and jobbers of all kinds of FEED, such as Corn, Hay, Middlings, Bran &c. PARKSLEY, -:- VIRGINIA. Wa tell This Speice If you want the best at the lowest possible prices in Marine and Stationary Gasoline Engines, Batteries, Whistles, Propellers, Spark Plugs, Carburetors, and other Motor Boat Supplies. Write or phone to Edwin T. oMcMath, "Onley*, Va. Jobber and Manufacturers' Sales Agent. Farmers Attention. ? Call on us for? FERTILIZERS = '*Best grades and at lowest margin of ptofll. f-JAY-=^est grades, at lowest prices and in quantities to suit. Potato Bed Glass. Farmers Supplies Generally. 10 Hay delivered to anyone in car h,ad lots at any railroad station on Eastern Shore J. W. BARNES, Bloxom, Va. E. W.^POLK, MERCHANT TAILOR, Pocomoke City, Md. tS*Will visit Aceomac C. H., every court day. lor toeSprintfof 1908 there are to be founfl ia popular DOIIYMDISI SHOES /NEW AND ORIGINAL DESIGNS WE CREATE- AOTIMITATE $3-oo $3-50 $4.00 Calmage Sermon By Rev. , Frank De Witt Talmatfe, D. D. New York, April SQ.?In this sermon :he preacher exalts love as the highest )f the Christian graces. Dr. Talmago las resigned hu pastorate in r.os An Biles, feeling the need of complete rest, uni lias gone to Europa, where he will remain six months. Ile will compost io sermons during bia absence. The text of this farewell sermon ls taken from I Corinthians xiii, 13, "And tha geateal of these is love" (lt. V.). biking with n friend before setting ou my European Journey, I re to my long cherished desire to it the famous canyon of Arizona it 1 might study lt mid describe lt to eastern friends. "It cannot be lt," said my friend. "No living man ?ould describe the grandeur and maj Bsty of that wonderful scene. Just be-j fore I went there 1 was told that ft J nan approached the brink of that aw? ful chasm, ami as he looked across It ind down Into Its depths and up Into ?Bay he dropped upon his knees nnd Bbt: "^ ^ou' ll"w tmm.iicly great thou! I never realized until my beheld lt this wonderful manlfea )U of thy handiwork!' All that you do when you visit the Grand can? is to be overwhelmed with the Im islty of Its conception. It ls greater, greater, tli.'in your wildest imagina could ever conceive." Tell, I said to myself If that is true ls one fact I will learn from the id canyon. That will be Its su? aveness as a basis for comparl There niu Hunks that are BUOYS beyond Utterance. Paul henrd when he was caught up to bony? it he said were unspeakable, and ither occasion, trying to describe( lings Cod had prepared for them that love him, he said that eye had not seen nor enr henrd, neither hnd lt entered into the heart of man, and John In Patmos fell down as one dead. When I read of these strange incidents 1 shall always think of the overwhelm? ing Impression which one gets from his first view of the Grand Canyon of Ari? zona. It ls a species of measuring rulo by which I estimate other impressions. It ls this kind of culminating compari? son that Paul uses In my text Th* Celestial Music In the first pince, Paul leads us into the celestial choir lofts of heaven. He 1-3 before us tho sweet voiced Bingera who once sang the song of the Nativity above Bethlehem of Judea. Ile lends those white winged messen? gers of the sky to sing until their unit? ed choruses roll about us In great tidal waves of harmony. Some of us have heard the most famous songstresses on earth lift up their voices in praise. But never will our ears hear melodies like those celestial songs until nt last as redeemed spirits we ourselves arc sing? ing the song of Moses and the Lamb before the great white throne of heav? en. Then after Paul has In Imagina? tion led us up through the boulevards of gold, down past the yreat white man? sions of the skies, and has overwhelmed us with the beauty and pathos nnd graudeur of the Inspiring oratorios of the celestial city he says to us: "That singing ls the most beautiful singing of all the ages. From human lips and throat could never come music so en? chanting. But, though we could Bing like that, our song would be empty and meaningless and discordant If it had not lu It that one thrilling note of love. Though 1 speak with the tongue of an? gels nnd have not love, 1 nm become as sounding brass or a tinkling cym? bal. It is love that gives celestial mu? sic its sweetness." Then Paul has us sit at the feet of Hebrew teachers like Gamaliel nnd Hillel. He Introduces to us the proph? ets of old. He brings liefore us the wise men or the magi of the east. He Bolves for us nil the knotty social prob? lems of the day and leads us down amid the temples of old Egypt and amid the wonders of Nineveh and Babylon nnd Home nnd Athens. Then he shows us the giants of faith as Ti? tans changing the topographical con? struction of the earth. Then after he has piled learning upon wisdom and Intellectuality upon Intellectuality and superlative upon superlative and made man omniscient ns well aa omnipotent he utters these words: "And If I hnve the gift of prophecy and know all mys? teries and all knowledge and If I have all faith so as to move mountains, but have not love, I nm nothing." Ah, yes; love ls greater than nil the knowledge contained within the wnlls of an Alex? andrian library. Love is greater than the wisdom of King Solomon. Love Is greater than the prophetic eye which can look through the black curtain which separates the present and the events that will happen millions of years hence. Love ls greater than the strength of the everlasting hills. Love Is greater than the highest triumphs of art For If we have not love, no mat? ter how great our Intellectuality may be, we are as nothing. Aye, we are worse than nothing. Is not Paul's sec? ond comparison again approaching the culminating superlative? Love the Greatest of All. Then, as a guide lends us higher and higher over a mountain rnnge and we climb from peak to peak until at last we stand upon the topmost pinnacle overlooking all mountains, rising out of material Into moral elevation, Paul says: "I?ve is more than this. Though you labor for others and 6ecm to spend all your life in the service of your fel? low men, though you l>ecome a pauper for their sake and go to the martyr's stake, If you do not love your fellow men. In God's sight all your deeds of self sacrifice will go for naught. Yes, yes! How superlative does overtop su? perlative when Paul ls elaborating for us the power and the necessity of love. Now Iel us ask ourselves why love Is so essential in God's sight and why love Should be the predominant pas? sion of every human heart. .Now, what ls love/ "Love," says me lexicographer, "is a feeling of strong attachment to another. It ls pre-emi? nent kindness or devotion to another. It is affection. It is tenderness. It ls the bond which binds mother to child lind husband to wife and brother to sis? ter and friend to friend." That ls the definition which I have abridged from different dictionaries. That definition means this: "Love ls the strange pow? er born in the human heart, which, like a long arm, roaches out and draws an? other life Into that heart and makes the Joy and the happiness of that other life more Important than the Joy nnd the happiness of its own life." In oth? er words, "love ls the power which will make a human tree graft upon it? self other human branches, and then that original human tree shall live sim? ply for the purpose of bearing luscious fruit for the benefit of some other hu? man life." In other words, true love finds Its happiness In the benefits which that human life can bring to other Urea rather than for the benefits of its own selfish life. The Grafting of Trees. "How do you graft one tree on an? other?" I asked au old California hor? ticulturist. "Well," he answered, "that depends anon the tree you intend to graft. If 1 were going to graft a lemon tree upon au orange tree"? "What!" i I Interrupted. "Are nearly all our lem? on trees grafted upon the orange tree?" j "Yes," he answered; "nearly all. If I were going to graft a lemon tree upon j tn orange tree, I would go out to my orchard in springtime and cut a slender bra nell off my lemon tree. From this branch I would cut the healthiest bud, making the grafting bud about three- ' quarters of an inch long. Then I would cut the bark of un orange tree about two years old and gently press the , lemon bud Into the bark. Then I would | hermetically seal the woods together with wax. Then, when the lemon bud took root and got to growing fully, I would cut off the orange tree Just above the lemon bud, so that all the strength of the trunk of the orauge tree would be conserved to develop the lem? on I na lah and the lemon fruit as lt ought." Ah, yes, I said to myself while my friend was talking; the orauge tree has Its branches cut off so Its trunk can produce sustenance for the lemon branches. And that ls love. We are the human tree and will have the blanches of our own selfish desires amputated In order that we may bear fruit in the lives of our fellow men. That ls the whole definition of love In a nutshell. Tell me, friend, ls your life a life of love? Are you the human orauge tree with the lemon buds grafted Into your bark? Have you had the selfish limbs of your own life cut off? Are you standing uke ihe trunk of Ihe er~ns? tree In the center of the multitudinous orchards of the world with your own name forgotten and obliterated that the honor nnd the glory of Christ may shine in the lives of your dear ones? Are you driving your roots farther and farther Into the ground lu order to gather up the rich nourishment of the soil to nourish and feed hundreds of buds which have been grafted ou your foundations? If you are, then you have the priceless characteristics which God honors above all other virtues; then you have love?purified love, tri? umphant love, divine love; then you are like the Lord God Almighty him? self, for God ls love and love is God. Love's First Duty. Now, if the whole essence of love is to put the joys and the blessings aud the happiness of others above all self? ish happiness and joys and blessings, what is then In Its crudest form the first duty of love? First, never to give another pain; never do anything which will bring the tear to the eye or tho quiver to the lip or the sob to the aching heart. It does not take much to wound the sensibilities of an? other. And, If your first duty of life is to learn not to hurt yourself, so the first duty of love should be never to hurt or to wound the feelings of an? other. Now, it was no easy matter to learn how not to do yourself a physical dam? age when you were young. It was only by painful experience that those laws of caution were mastered. For instance, when you were a boy you had a great habit of balancing upon the chair In the dining room. Your father again nnd again warned you to stop. He told you that you would hurt yourself. But there wns a fascination In making that chair tip back. You felt like a trapeze performer in mid? air. But one day you lost your balance nnd fell backward and struck your head against the mantelpiece. The cut was deep, the blood flowed, and you have a scar upon your head to this day. Then after that you never bal? anced upon a chair, because you knew your father was right Or take that old habit you hnd of sliding down the banisters of the staircase. It was great fun until your baud slipped and you fell stunned upon the floor below. Or do you remember that toy cannon? You asked your mother if you could have one, and she said you were too young, but you thought differently, and you went and bought one on the sly. When you were about to play Bunker Hill the cannon went off at the wrong time, and Instead of knocking down tho toy soldiers your face re? ceived the charge, and your father and mother had to sit for hours dig? ging the powder out Aye, lt was not easy to learn the lesson of physical caution. You learned It by suffering nnd pain; you learned it by tearful Borrow. And now you know that fire burns and a sharp knife cuts and a tumble will hurt. So you guard your body In the light of warning experi? ences. Mental Sufferings, But the physical sufferings are never B3 bad as the mental. The accidental blow from the baseball that prostrated you on the field and gave you a head? ache for days never hurt you as did the cruel word, the harsh criticism, the unkind misrepresentation, of the man whom you had trusted as a friend. You all know what physical pain ls. Some of you have been under the tor? ture of tbe surgeon's knife; but, though your physical pains have been great, I ask you if any pain has been so ex? cruciating as that Inflicted by one whom you have loved as a brother and who has brutally turned against you as Brutus struck his patron Caesar, I) much from the attacks of those .horn you love, beware how you give ain toothers, whether friends or stran ers. If you h.ive suffered so grievous? ly from the hush words, the uncharlta le Insinuations, the malevolent un ruths of those who have treacherously urned against you without cause, learn he lesson and look well to your own onduct, lest you sin against another, 'he law of love works both ways. To eserve God's love we must graft the Ives of others Into our lives and make heir sufferings our sufferings and their leartaches our heartaches. Brother, do not speak that harsh rord. You have no Idea how deep its irobe cuts. Sister, do not make that litter Interpretation. You think the lerson against whom you speak lt will lot hear about lt He will; he will. Ie will hear about lt In its meanest nd most malignant form. I know your irother may have wronged you; but, re nember, the injustices which he has lone you can never Justify the angry houghta you have against him. Love mts the sufferings of your enemy boveyour sufferings and the heartaches if those against whom you are utter ng those stinging words above your >wn heartaches. "Love suffereth long md ls klud, ls not easily provoked, hlnketh no evil, beareth all things, be ieveth all things, hopeth all things, en lureth all things." But we do not always want to be Ut le children In the kindergarten of love. ?Ve do not always wish to be spiritual mbles learning tbe negative side of the fospel, which tells us "Don't to this" ind "Don't do that" and "Don't do the ither thing." We should grow lu grace md grow In spiritual power aud leam o utter some other prayer than the lttle petition Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the LoiJ my soul to keep? ivhicb we loamed years ago at our iiothers' kuees. And so the next great >tep in the way of love is, "Never give iain, physical or mental, to another." ihe second ls like unto the first only a lttle higher in spiritual life. When tve love our neighbors we must rejoice willi them In their days of prosperity. BJ their sorrows should be our sor? rows, so their temporal and spiritual triumphs should be our temporal and spiritual triumphs. Their lives as trees :ire grafted upon us. Then we, as the M orange trunk supporting them, should rejoice at the gathering of their fruits Just as much as though the au? tumnal nuggets of gold were taken from our own branches. Do you grasp the farreachlng significance of my text? "And the greatest of these is love." The more others prosper the more we should rejoice. Jealous of Others' Success. But, strange to say, some evil minded cynics lock upon the success and tbe prosperity of other peopiu as ac insult to themselves. They feel that if they cannot hare ali tbe honors and all the praise? of success they do not want any oi e else to have those honors. And not only that, but by sneers they will do all In their power to undermine an? other's work. Here, for Instance, is a college president. For years and years he is the official head of the institution. For years and years he molds the characters of the boys and the girls under him. He has the devoted fol? lowing of the officers and teachers, but wheu his work ls done he sometimes 6eems to be angry because those same officers nnd teachers give the same loyalty to his successor as they accord? ed to him and because the college is making n greater success after he leaves the Institution. Why should not that old college president be happy at the success of his successor? Why should not the minister be happy when he hears that the man who follows him in his pulpit ls more beloved and ls doing a greater work than he was privileged to do? But you cauuot rejoice with a man in his days of prosperity unless at the same time you are willing to sympa? thize with liim In the days of his sor? row. And you cannot truly sympathize with a friend In his time of trial unless at the same time you are willing to do everything in your power to overcome bis mental, moral and spiritual weak? nesses aud help him to rectify the mis? takes he has made. Have you been willing to do that? Have you such an overwhelming love of mankind In your heart that you will do everything and anything to help your brother out of bis present difficulties! Friend, could there be a better mes? sage for us to dwell upon this morning than this of love? "Oh," I said, "if I can only get my people to feel and practice this divine love all will be well." Will you let this divine grace, eradicate all hate and bitterness from your heart? Will you go today to the man against whom you have a grudge and take him by the hand and say, "Let us quit our enmities for Christ's Sake." Indeed. It ls not so hard for some of us to say that, for Christ, whom we love and whose example we are to follow, has taught us to pray, "Forgive us our trespasses as we for? give those who have trespassed against us." Oh, for a baptism of divine love! "And the greatest of these ls love." There ls a star that beams on earth Willi tender, lovely ray, That lights the path of generous worth And speaks a brighter day. It ls friendship. Thora la a tie, a golden chain. That binds with stronger hand Than iron shackles of the cell Or all the arts of man. It ls love. There is a gem, a pearl of worth, As lasting as the skies. More dazzling than the gems of earth; Its splendor never dies. It ls truth. Three angel spirits?evermore They guftrd our thorny way, And those who follow where they lead Can never go astray. For God hath given them alike To childhood and to youth. And age ls mellowed by the touch Of friendship, love and truth. [Copyright, 1908, by Louis Klopscb.] The Office and the Man. "The office should seek the man, you fcnow." "That's all right," replied the avow? ed aspirant, "but I gave lt a fair chance, and lt seemed diffident."?Phil? adelphia Ledger. Agree, for the law is costly.-Latin Proverb, Rules For a Mass Meeting to Protest Against Higher Taxes. The Japanese governing idea bas sometimes a directness of application tvhlch ls only equaled by its simplici? ty. The same spirit which prompts a Japanese citizen to build tbe front door >f his house so low that a possible bur? glar could uot get through lt with a bundle of plunder on his back leads tbe Japanese official to specify in an emergency Just what sha:! constitute a crime, so that the unruly may know when he traugresses. A short time ago a new holiday, con? stitution day, was decreed in Japan, with the Idea that the common people could pad along all together to some park aud hold exercises In glorification of the event which made Japan nom? inally a free government. But the rest? less politicians of Tokyo, ever on the alert to stir up trouble, planned a mon? ster mass meeting in Hibiya park to protest against the alarming Increase fir taxation Instead of to give banzais for a constitution. The police authorities remembered the three days of street fighting that followed the announcement of the Portsmouth peace treaty in the fall of 1906, On that occasion all the uproar was started by the barring of the gates to Illbiya park by police order, and within three hours the house of the home minister, across the street, waa burned aud people were being cut down in the broad avenue facing the [?ark by the swords of the mounted gendarmes. With all these circumstances in mind the police authorities posted the fol? lowing notice lu prominent places about the city on the day that the mass meeting was to be held: No arms shall be carried by those who attend the meeting. No kerosene oil or matches shall be car? ried. No electric car shall be burned. The diet buildings shall not be de? stroyed by fire No members of the diet who supported the tax increase bills shall be assaulted. Happily the police prohibitions speci? fying what should constitute something more than a nuisance had their effect There was no riot.?New York Sun. The Quaint Organ Blower. "The organ blower is passing; he will soon be, like the armorer, extinct" said a musician. "It's a pity. He was a quaint type. "Most of my blowers were simple minded old chaps who firmly believed they must suit their blowing to the music. In soft, light passages they blew soft and light. When the crescen? dos thundered forth they worked fran? tically, blowing with all their might and main. "Often a facetious reporter on the lo? cal paper would refer to 'the excellent b'owing of the organist's assistant, Mr. Bellow*.' Then the Wowcr-in his vanity would develop all the affecta? tions of a Paderewskl or a Sousa. Now he'd blow delicately, a dreamy smile on his Ups, his eyes half closed. The music would change to a march and he'd stamp his foot in time, while up, down, up, down, the old bellows, in time also, would be Jerked. At a cli? max his face would redden; he'd bond to his task and blow so fast and fu? rious that the organ would nearly burst." ? New Orleans Times - Demo? crat. An Ancient Tomb For Chicago. Negotiations have boon begun by the representative of a Chicago museum for the transfer to that city of an an? cient tomb weighing 250 tons, accord? ing to nn Assuan correspondent of the Loudon Graphic. The tomb ls situated near the pyramids of Sakkara, twenty miles from Cairo, and ls a favorite resort of tourists, who usually make the jodrney on camels across the des? ert from the great pyramids at GIzeh. Thc Chicago museum authorities wish to remove the tomb In Its entirety. To achieve this will naturally be a difficult problem. It has been arranged that a who1- train shall carry the tomb io sections from the nearest point of the railway to the coast, but no arrange? ments have jrcftmbean completed for moving the tomb from the desert sands to the railway line. The sections of the tomb will be carefully pa^ed and placed on board a steamer at Fort Said or Alexandria. Another special train will convey it from the American coast to Chicago, where the sections will be put together under direction of archae? ologists The Mad and Murderous Pace. In the health department reports fot 1907 two items stand out with unpleas? ant prominence?the 7,237 deaths from organic heart disease aud the 4,914 vio? lent deaths. The former reflects the mad driving of the luman body under the excitement of our Hgt speed exist? ence; the latter ls a grewsome remind? er of :he disregard of Americans for their own lives. Of the 4,914 deaths by violence only 284 were homicides and 711 suicides. Nearly 4,000 citizens, then, were slaughtered by street cars, factory wheels, trucks, tenement house fires and other sanctioned methods of extermination. A comparison of this record with that of other large cities would surely put New York at the very bottom of the list Where else is a good sized village obliterated by acci? dents cm ry twelvemonth? Chinese Bar Milk. , A Chinaman has the same flread of milk that an American has of oysters out of season. Several evenings ago a Chinese dignitary, who had Just come into the country to study educational Institutions, was taking dinner with a prominent educator in New York city. He ate freely of the American dishes until he came to the last course. Looking at the ice cream dubiously for some time, he finally took a mouth I ful. It must have given bim a pleas? urable sensation, this first taste of Ice cream, for he smiled pleasantly at the hostess. Suudenly another Chinese who was present and who had not taken any of the dessert spoke quickly to bim a sin? gle Chinese word. In an Instant the dignitary spat out his mouthful on to his plate, much to the consternation of every one at the table. "What did you say?" inquired the host of the Chinese who had spoken. *T said 'milk,' " was the stoical reply.? New York Globe.