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Mexican Capital The Arizona Republican says: Chester Lawrence, automobile edi tor of the Los Angeles Examiner, who left for home last night after doing the road convention, expects to be back arly in the yeaar, eng route to the City of Mexico, after a consignment of dia monds. The diamonds are already in California, but before they can be ac quired, Lawrence has to go to Mexico and back in an automobile. fThe diamonds are in a medal offer ed by the Pacific Highway Associa tion to the first car that makes the trip. Lawrence wants to make the trip. Incidentally he wants ttfe dia monds. Ot course, to perform such a stunt one wants a car, and Chester has as sociated himself with Joe Baudette, a driver in the Phoenix race, and to gether they expect to do the stunt in a Cadillac which Baudette has trained scthat it will eat out of his hand. ,The boys will arrive in Phoenix on the night of January 2nd, if nothing hanpens, as they will leave Los Ange-le- on the rnorning of the" first. They will come via Yuma to Phoenix, from Phoenix to Tucson, thence via Nogales and Guavmas, and from there, well, thfv probably don't know themselves as taveline: cros country in Mexico right now is not exactly a paradise trail. o Mother Is Dying of Broken Heart Cincinnati, Dec. 22 Mrs. Mary McNamara, mother of John J. and J. B., convicted dynamiters, is in a ser ious condition at her home here. She planned to leave for California soon to see her sons, but their confession and sentence' so preyed on her mind that she was obliged to postnone the trip In the opinion of Rev. John Hickey, her pastor, who visits her constantly, she is slowly dying of a broken heart. Indians For lbs? Show at Pasadena Venice, Dec. 22 A contract wa sigred to-day between the 101 ranch wild west show and Pasadna Floral Tournament Directors whereby the former will send to Pasadena, January 1, a number of their Indians, cow boys and cowgirls to take part in some of the races which have been arranged for that day. The pick of the amusement aggregation will be select ed for the Pasadena show. No Postal Bank Limit Washington, Decmber 22 The 500 limit on postal savings banks deposits wjll be removed in the near future, ac cording to statements at the postof fice department to-day. This limit has already been reached by many depositors, and the bank trustees have been urged to permit de posits without any limitation what ever as to the amount. o Errand Boy Had Fortune: in Stones New York, Dec. 22 Jimmie Scul ley's little sister was in a fair way to get a $25,000 necklace as a Christmas present, from Jimmy, who is an errand boy in a local-tailoring establishment. Jimmy found the bauble of 138 shin ing stones which he stowed away thinking they were glass and consid ering it an appropriate Christmas present for his little sister. However, Jimmy displayed his find to one of the men in the shop, who hurried to call an expert to look at the atones. The expert determined that the necklace was valuable. An adver tisement revealed that the necklace was the property of Mrs. Mary Stein man, of Tuxedo Park, and she made Jimmy a present of a brand new $100 bill. TRUE SUCCESS By Rev. Stephen Paulson A TEXT The righteous also shall hold on his way and he that hath clean hands shall wax stronger. Job 17:9. Every right-minded person should desire success. The young man who does not desire to be successful 1 might just as well pick out his coffin, for he will never be of much account in this life But what is success? That 1b what we want to talk about, for there seem to be widely divergent opinions on that subject. Over 400 years ago Columbus was about to discover a new world. His seamen grew impatient of the priva tions and hardships of an apparently hopeless voyage. Westward sailed the little flotilla over a shoreless sea, where no island or cliff gave relief to the weary eye. Now and then a bank of cloud on a far horizon re vived hope only Xo plunge them into deeper gloom. At last dejection rip ened into discontent, and terror into mutiny, which was stilled only by tha courage and resolution of the great explorer. No land was yet in sight, but Columbus persuaded them to hold on three days longer. On the second day some tree-twigs were seen float ing by; then a plank cut by a hatch et; then a branch of hawthorn in flower These silent witnesses told of land not far off; and now the men who the 'previous day were breathing rebellion, gathered around their com mander with extravagant flattery im ploring his forgiveness. It is no doubt a truth old as hu manity that "nothing succeeds like success." One stroke of good busi ness gives a man a better chance for a second; but let a man equally de serving meet with one failure, and success slinks further away. One of the worst features of our age is the worship of mere success apart from the means by which it was attained. Personal worth may go to the wall; a man is measured ac cording to his prosperity. There is a success that is not worth having, and there is failure that is more to be de sired than success. The fact is that the common conception of the subject requires emendation. What is your ideal of success? In the majority of cases the answer ould be. fortune or position. Well, these are fine things to have, but they can be bought too dear They are bought every day at the price of honor, self-respect, a good conscience, peace of mind, and even immortal hnno Thp nriVo 5n tnn prpnt Amer-1 ica is full of the "get-rich-quick" ! spirit. We revel in stories of million-1 aires who were bare-footed newsboys in their youth And it is true that many of these men deserve credit for their energy and foresight But can we not get a higher ideal of success than the mere accumulation of riches? In our text we are given the neces sary elements of success. "The right eous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall wax stronger and stronger " Here are mentioned three things which are ab solutely necessary to every young man's success in life, and they are piety, perseverance, and purity. First we have piety, or love and trust in God No true success can be obtained without that. It is true that by throwing conscience to the winds, you may occasionally make gains which to the upright are impossible; but there is a curse which pursues such profits even in that world. Then is no doubt that the youth who enters upon life with a sense of accountabil ity to God, has great advantage. Lord Lytton says "A man is already of consequence in the world when it ia known that he can be implicitly re lied upon." It' is a great mistake that many young men make to drop their religion as soon as they get out Into active business life Our next quality is perseverance "The righteous man shall hold -on his way." The failure of many young men in life is due to the lack of this power to hold on. A young man eng ters business, but after a few months he thinks he has made a mistake, sc he begins to study medicine. Soon he grows heartily weary of that, and he thinks he is cut out for the law. Thus he drifts from one thing to an other, and makes a success of none He lacks perseverance, the power tc "hold on." It is an excellent thing for a youth, as soon as his school days are over, to have to depend tc a great extent upon his own exer tions. President Garfield once said "In nine times out of ten, the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and aocnneiiea to sins or avriw ior mm aelf. In all my acquaintance, i never knew a man to be drowned who was worth saving." The third requisite to success is purity "He that hath clean hands, shall wax stronger and stronger" This is the outward and practical side of piety. Let the prayer of the psalmist be yours. "Create in me a clean heart, O God." That is neces sary to clean hands. You must con duct a clean business If you would have clean hands. You cannot be a party to -dishonest dealing and re main undefined You cannot touch pitch and not become smirched. Here is where your piety and faith in God should be your stay Your Christian principles are worthless unless they decide your course, leaving all th consequences to God NOTES OF SCIENCE While Amsterdam is the diamond center of the world, these gems are not generally worn by the natives Scales for weighing diamonds are so delicate and sensitive that the weight of an eyelash will turn the balance Tests appear to show that the wind will carry disease-breeding bacteria 200 feet, and even 60 feet during rain fall ' Ingenious tackle has been devised to make a tree that is being felled pull its own stump from the ground with it. The handwriting of a people varies from age to age. The writing of one country may be easily distinguished from that of another The most famous bridge in the world, the Bridge of Sighs at Venice, so called because it led vthe way to -a prison, was built in 1589 A new doll that its inventor claims is indestructable is made of properly shaped block of wood, joined by spring steel swivels and hinges. Thimbles must have been in use among the ancient Romans, aince specimens have been unearthed amid the ruins of Herculaneum. in Italy. Problem of Ready Mades. is it possible to look distinctive. ven though one dresses In the readv tnades? The answer- Yes, it is If one chooses to buy the dress that is always fully made, but which gen erally needs a few alterations In or der to fit correctly, she can make it bespeak individuality by adding dif ferent touches that appeal io her She knows what Is in the makeup of the much higher-priced creations and these can be adsred at home wltl so very small an outlay that when the dress is attended to it will never be nouSnt to nave een anything so in expensive as you really did buy Avail yourself of bargains and then make them distinctive. House of Commons Ghost. An Interesting house ol commons ghost is the "radiant boy ' This child ghost has been many times seen and Deard Its complexion is ot the color less purity of Chinese white, a halo ol silver sparkles about Its head during its peregrinations and its eyes gleam In their sockets like bright electric lamps It is evidently In agony, for the palm? ol Its hands are stiff and rured downward, and as it paces irom room to room It gives utterance o " ORns ol anguish and never lifts its- gaze from thf floor So far as can he ascertained this particular ghost In? po prpFpectral history and why it ehr ' d have chosen the house for its nunt is a mystery London Mail musical Auto. One ot the lateM lads ot the mo torist ts the musical automobile At tached to the side pt ,the car Is a son 1 of pipe organ calliope arrangement The wind pressure to operate the pipes is supplied with power Irom the engine There are ten pipes. e'Ving the "player" a iai;i of an octave with two "half notes" included The stop are operated Irom the rear seat ot the car, by means of wires running to a miniature keyboard attached to the back of the front seat The instru ment can be used for the double pur pose of amusement and as a warning to pedestrians New Magazines at Shciey'p. Waterproof Glue. To make an impermeable glue, soak ordinary glue in water until it softens, and remove it before it has lost Its primitive form. After this dissolve it in linseed oil over a slow fire until it is brought to the consistence of a 'elly. This glue may be used for join ing any kind of material. In addition ro strength and hardness, it has the dvantage of resisting the action ot water V THE SIZE OF THE WORLD By Rev. William Spiegel of the Old First Church, Cincinnati. Just as the moon appears to differ ent people to be of various sizes, from that of a dime to that of a washtub, even physical qualities and quantities of this world and the other material worlds of the universe vary in their apparent dimensions with the vary irg capacities of physical, mental and imaginative eyesight. A given individual's world and all there therein is will always vary in ac cordance with that individual's subjec tiv: proportions In a very real and deep sense every one builds his own world. Some build it exceedingly small and others, with a better grasp of the meaning of life, build it big And I would that we Jght all have that broad conception which not only means a big world for us, but the doing of big things in it by ourselves. We all del?o,ht in the master minds that are doing the big things in the material world, and they are truly great; but greafer than these wonderful feats of ergineering skill which can tunnel the Hudson ordam trip Dhfn arp rrins ntbor 1 carta v moo ter minds whe- rby this world is madej the better the more nearly perfect It is this aspect of increasing the size of our world, the moral and spir itual, to whiph I would draw attention. Obviously, then, our world varies In size according to our knowledge. Any thing that lies outside of our knowl edge is evidently no part of our con scious world We have widened tre boundaries of the litfle world of the ancients and hve accurately meas ured and weighed it. We have found some h'ng of the magnitude of the other wor'ds of the universe and comnute distances in-i terstellar space in years of 'fght r tocity. And this inconceivably h'sc world of ours has a vast Influence upon our thoughts and life The grent er our knowledge the bigger orr world: and the Christian er-cla"v should "eep his mind alert rnd alive to this growing world and ever stn'vp to build it on a lareer scale and fill it with greater meaning Then, too our world grows with our interests. This is even a c'opp- rp i tion than knowledge, inr''pg crp. concern, participation. Tere are nec essarily large areis of knowipr'se which iie outside of our i"trest. but as interest lays hold of us and con trols though, motive and cnn't nir world is large or small accord' to the area of our interest. I" 'Ms re Bpect people differ tremendously The interest of a great mny neople iri the material things is so great nt it absorbs their whole thought, ambl tion and action; and a world whose absorbing interests are in material things, however great its business and however immense its wealth, is es sentially small and Insignificant The man in the big world Is the one who Is thoroughly interested in his business or profession, but whose Interests also reach out into the worldB of science. literature, art, politics, social progress. education and religion. Then again our world enlarges with our sympathies. Sympathy Is closer still than interest, as it involves cmr hearts. People who lack sympathy live in a small barren world, but those who have wide and warm sympathies melt easily into the lives of others and thus enlarge and enrich their own world. And In our sympathies we ought to be bigger than the mere cir cle of our own friends, our church or our country. Whoever cuts another human bQfg out ot nis sympathy by so much narrows and impoverishes his own world, and by as much as we make our sympathies broad and tender we enlarge our world and make it rich. Finally let us ever remember with the psalmist, "The earth is the-Lord's and the fullness thereof." That lifts it into divine relations and worth. From this point of view we see the world falling fresh from the creative hand of God, developing under his providence, redeemed by his grace and being rebuilt even, in our day, into a universal kingdom of brotherhood and love. We are co-workers with him and are now building this new and better world, however Insignifi cant or dark, in the light of his plan and presence, and this fills our world with7 divine purpose and grace. Our world thus widens out until it is lost in the full splendor of God and is great with his -greatness. Thus our world is little or big, ac cording to our knowledge, interest, sympathy and faith, and by increas ing these we enlarge and enrich our world. A big soul will build" a big world. One of larce vision and wide 1ft First Legislature About February 15 Globe, Arizona, Dec. 22 Governor Hunt will call the session of tha legis lature as soon as the law permits, which is thirty days after the procla mation is issued by the psident. He said to-day, whe 'questioned as to the date, that he thought it would be about the middie of February, per haps a little later. The president may wait a few days before the issue of the proclamation. The enabling act does not say when he shall issue the proclamation. It is the general belief however, that he will lose little time. Russia Puts Duty On U. S. Goods StSpetersburg, Dec. 22 A legisla tive proposal to provide for tariff schedules applicable to the United States, at the expiration of the Russo American treaty of commerce and navigation of 1832, was introduced in the duma to-day by ex-President Guch koff and others representing the Octo bcrist and Nationalist parties which control a majority of the duma. The bill proposes to raise the exist ing Russian and Dutch rates by 100 per cent and also to impose a duty l 10 ver cent on articles admitted free under the rresent Russian tarriff. Forty Pound Turkey Washington, Dec. 22 A turkey from Phode Island intended for the presi dent's Christmas dinner, arrived at the White House to-day. It weighed forty pounds. o- ' Yet . t- Can,. . v t- vi oi . , s. ye- it . ti i ' ffliu i g: o f barn- now w ; i mar.' a ti . in bousp im. when th : . in the nudi.' e o buildin etard v, lot of chpr yt y r 3 ; up and eet- di - . uer Ut-- right whc-te the there's been a ir-r. e Squash- vllle wa'n't but a when I was a hoy :itt e t:t of a town Promised Not to Respank His Wife. William Novaious oi Ashley, near vVilkesbarre. Pa., p.eaded guilty to spanking bis wile because she was ex travagant and 'Alderman Ricketts of this city who heard his story,'dis charged him He had been arrested by nis wire and was not backward about admit ting that be bad beaten her "I give her a sum ot money each month to run the house, he explained, 'and when I tound that she had spent con siderable ot this money for other things I was angrv and took my razor strop and spanked her " As he promised not to take such ex treme measures next time, and as Mrs. Novaious appeared none the worse for the spanking Alderman Ricketts dis charged him Ordered Modest Inscription. Wesley ordered that this inscrip tion, if any, should be placed upon his tombstone: "Here Hoth the body of John Wesley, a brand plucked out of the burning, who died of consumption in the fifty-first year of his age, and leaving, after his debts are paid, ten pounds behind him; prayirg. God be merciful to me an unprofitable ser vant" interests, or tenaer sympatnies ana a masterful faith cannot be shut up with in the narrow confines of personal self interest and littleness of spirit, but will ever build a large and richer world. Then, too, a big world helps tremendously t- make a big soul. Our environment calls us out, as it were, -so that we stretch our powers to match Its appeals. Soul and world thus work together to widen each other out Into larger relations. We should work at both ends of. the problem, striving to build a bigger world and grow a larger soul. Self. We judge others by our own ideal standards, and in our misjudgrcent soiind the depths of our own shallow ness, Rev. C. J. Harris, Unitarian, San Francisco.