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ENTERPRISE- CMTERMBSf. PRESS OREGON It toot i man to writ th prlxs winrlcg vomto suffrage poem. . Id tb nbtn of time February wD V wholly devoted to relet rating the ilrthdays of great men. Prof. ZneMlng MTt woman tn a lire problem. There Is no doubt sb keep nacy busy bunting far the answer. & H. Harrlman is looking for young pa to fill 130.000 positions. How ever, be la looklcg for $50,000 men. The Lo Angeles Express tells of ptomaines In hash In that town. There la everything In haab from ptonaUs When a Tennessee man is called to do Jury duty he runs the risk of being found gulty of being able to read and Trite, A St. tools philologist wants the Simplified Spelling Board to tackle the word "coioD:." Why pass "lieuten ant" by? The atrt who expects to earn her own living only for a few years lsnt study ing ont economic problems as tbey may relate to her earning capacity at thirty. B'ess her heart, no. The idea that she soay be still earning her own lining at that age never esters her head until that age is at hand. She finds that, rightly or wrongly, there In an Indefinable but nonetheless dis tinct social line between the stenog rapher and the wearer; between the girl who sells a hat to a customer and the girl who made the hat in the workroom. Quite unconsciously she caters to the social ends of life. She probably would not explain It Just that way, but she prefers to be the stenographer or the saleswoman. The possibilities of her marrying well are greater. Her married estate and the social position of herself and her chil dren are more Important than the pay envelope. She will be a wage-earner only a few year. She expects to be a wife for many. What are the few against the many? The social reform ers are all wrong. Pride does not csuee this point of rlew In the work ing gtrL It is Instinct, primal, prop er, pure Instinct, as broad as creation. And If the dear reformers imagine they can eradicate or change It they are very badly mistaken. For which the whole world should be Tery, very thankful. "The per csplta circulation money Is steedlly rising." says Richmond Times-Dispatch. But tt really circulate per capita? .of the does One of ths curious things about some sf the men who think they look like Lincoln Is that they act as If they con sidered It creditable to Lincoln. King Edward and Kaiser WUhelm hare had such an erjoyabie time to gether that Great Britain has Just de cided to build six more big battle ships. Andrew Carnegie admits that Bob- art Burns was one of the most extra ordinary men ever bom. although it la weH known that the poet nerer sared ti.ooo.ooa Ths Rosebud settlers are calling for girls who are willing to become wires. Before going the girls should be given to understand that Rosebnd lant lower garden. IJr- A Because his wife would not permit him to remain away from home at night for the purpose of playing pe Buchl a Sew Jersey man hanged himself. She must hare been right in feeling that she ought to watch him. A PennsylTanla carpenter recently burned a barn in order that he might get a Job as a builder. He can at least set up the claim that there would be no Justice in fining him for try ing to operate a combination In re straint of trad. Panics In burning halls are becoming less frequent, thanks not to fewer fires, but to excellent co-operation on aQ hands. Twelve hundred people walked Quietly out of a blazing the ater la New Tork recently. No one was hurt, and but one girl fainted. The orchestra aided the exit by play lug until the place was emptied. The commission on country life has not had time to complete Its investiga tion, but it has had time to demon strate its usefulness and the wisdom of Its methods. It has silenced the cheap and silly critics who thought it wildly absurd eren to suggest that as they flippantly put It. "the farmer needed uplifting." The problems of rural life, known to the thoughtful, are now more generally understood and the farmers themselves hare displayed an actire interest in their proper solution. It Is true that prosperity chiefly comes from the soil, it Is true that the rural areas of the great west hare been the hope and the enry of many dry toilers in counting rooms and offices. It is true that Iowa and Nebraska have not known the worries which the panic brought to Wall street But no intelli gent student of rural life imagines that It is a life of unalloyed Joy. There is misery on farms; there Is excessive toll, there Is solitude leading in many instances to insanity; there Is lack of sanitary and other modern facilities; there is backwardness in agricultural and business organization. The farmer. like the city dweller, needs co-operation and increased efficiency la organization. Be needs better schools for his chil dren, more social and aesthetic life. Improved rural libraries and a score of other things. He has advanced in late years, thanks to Institutes, congresses. postal progress, road construction, gov ernmental aid and Interest in him ; but we are at the beginning rather than at the end of the process of the read justment of rural conditions to the standards of modem civilization in In dustry, in education. In recreation. !n religious and social life. The commis sion can be of help to the farmer in various ways, chiefly of course by means of discussion, definite expression of his own feelings and practical sug gestions. It Is to be hoped that Con gress win recognize the value of the commission's work and vote the small appropriation necessary to its continuance. RACE FEEDS DLTE0TDT5. ! By Prof. Charles ZoebUa. We are not witnessing any marked Improve ment in the human race as compared with four or ten thousand years ago. With our scientific knowledge of to-day we ought to see ar Improvement which is beyond what we see among favored people. Increased stature. In vigor, in mental endowments, because of tfcelr peculiarly favored circumstances. We do not know enough to perfect the human race. but we know enough to begin. Our chief obligation In this life is the care of. children. It should be our chief occupation ; It conies ahead of any spiritual satisfactions. There is no other equal to the enjoyment of the care of children. We must give our little children a fine con ception of the least of our human relationships If we are to expect them to fulfill their obligations the greatest Therefore they must be trained in citizenship, the girls as well as the boys. We have often had presented to us the contract be tween the beautiful free life of the country and the rich, many-sided life of the city. Most city people would dread the isolation of the country, and the country people are afraid of the overcrowding of the city. There ought not to be either the one or the other. The more we con sider the beautiful positive contributions of rural life the more we bevonie convinced that they ought to be the possession of the city people, and the more we use the schools, libraries, churches, newspapers, music halls ami all the other opiortunities of city life, the more we be come convinced that they ought to b the possession of the country neople- VOELD CONSTANTLY GBOWING BlXTEK. By Ada May Krecker. 6o soon as we look at our own times with the historical pers;iective tbey seem differtnt And they seem better. They are contrasted with the past, and the favorable changes that have taken place In the meantime are clearly exposed. Tbey receive from the past the light that is needed in order to set into relief the present Without this light from the past the present Is easily misunderstood. Modem peo ple insist upon Warning something about their own times. And then they verify the old saw that a little learning Is a dangerous thing. For they have discovered the ills of our own time without relating them to the greater ills of the other times. For all the pessimism abroad regarding the degen- , the Ideals of business and political lift TZ " ?b'ey?nv,te prison with . , nr-dcessors and ancestors. Our political other of their predecessor. i ,t tb hettes of to-day are not Talieyram . " firs, nunlification of a successful statesman is the ability to UZ And the merchants of tcMlay have doned the method, of more primitive f'm' moving scale of price, and kindred Idea that they find difficult to trade with me ui adopted their own. the modem system. THE MENACE OF A WOOD TAXETE. By Ko!anm raiuip-To-dav. to supply public needs and to fill their own pockets. Individual exploiters are sweeping away the forests three time, as fast as they grow. This means that many of the bard woods are already gone: that the total supply of hard wood, which used to furnish the better-grade furniture, fittings, and so on. will be exhausted, for commercial purposes, within fifteen years; and that the entire wood supply of the country will not last n-ur -v five or thirty years. It Is as though some foreign Invader, or some deadly pest should suddenly appear on our shores and ravage the entire forest are of the country, at the rate of two States a year, until every tree were gone. Do you Im agine for one Instant that as the years go by your In terest In this great question will become less vital, or less personal, than It Is to-day? Success. TEE NATION OF MONET TO BTTEN. By Samuel n. Adam. iow long shall we. as a nation continue to make good the vulgar boast that we have money to burn? Surely we have, with our billion dollars given to flame and smoke In the past ten years, sufficiently established our pri macy in wastefulness. The idea has taken too firm a hold upon us that fire is a "necessary evil." A lothsouie allocution that! A responsibility-shifting lie. paralleling the "dlsinsa- tion-of-Providence" dodge. But America, in this age or grow lag thoughtlessness and analysis, is beginning to ex hibit symptoms of nausea over Its "necessary evils," and hanlv In the progress of time, this overwhelming de structive and costly one of fire wastage may go over the lee rail into the ocean of oblivion, together with such others of Its kinds as industrial murder, tuberculosis and typhoid, and rotten politics. Everybody's Magazine. 0 rruTTxaxBO to xx cuira. rtaua rikU SBts Otr Tiu iu. Cmim tv ASaleta PasOU. An Interesting addition to the coots of instruction in the public schools of Vienna Is to be made in a short time by providing class in four districts, to overcome the defects in speech of children who stutter. United States Consul General Ruble at Vienna. wim. reports this matter to the Bute IV partment. says that the length of he course is nve weets ana instruction is to be given during two hours or each weekday. The children are to withdraw from other school attendance, a it is essential that they devote then, selves exclusively to the course for tb cure of stuttering. The co-operation of the parents la es pecially important to the success of the cure. During the period of the spe cial instruction It is necessary that the children have a separate room at home where they can practice the exer cises given them without any disturb ance whatsoever. The parents must un dertake to have the children practice their exercises at home for at least four hours dally, and during the first two- weeks not to allow them to speak at all except to practice the exercises pre scribed by the course of Instruction. Keeping silent is of such importance that the success of the course depends upon this requirement being strictly ob served. Parents are particularly ad vised never to cast any doubt upon tb effectiveness of the course or of the teachers. It is well known that stut terers lack self-confidence, and this must be taken in account in the treat ment The children should be encour aged by calling attention to progress that h&J been made, for stutterers are extremely susceptible to praise. Par ents, however, should be careful h make no experiments and to mak so tests. At the end of the five weeks' course the instructor brings each pupil back to his regular school and indicates h his teacher what has been accom plished, besides giving advice concern ing his further Instruction. The teach er Is requested to try to encourage and make permanent the new habits ac quired. Children who have taken the special course In stuttering are exam ined afterward each month in order t determine what permanent results hav been obtained. What boy bora during the current fear wCl b tb Abraham Lincoln or the Charles Darwin of the century Both Darwin and Lincoln were born an February IX. law. The same year saw the birth of Oliver Wes tell Holmes. Edgar Allan Poe. Alfred Tennyson. Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. to say nothing of scores of men famous hi other branches of learning. It only remains for us to hope that chicken farmers generally throughout the land will get busy now with the brush and the green paint If there Is on thing we need in the markets above all things, it Is more eggs snd cheaper, If the hens win double their efforts. the price must tumble as inevitably as that the sunshine must follow the rain. The hens will double their efforts if green paint Is offered as an inducement The bargain is so much to the advan tage of the owners of tlx paint and the remainder of mankind In general that It would seem compounding a mon umental folly to hesitate in the emer gency upon us. Borne day not Tery far distant tt Is hoped, exporters and importers In th United (States will awaken to the realization that South America offers tnem exceptional Dos mess opportun ities, and then probably a systematic and determined effort will be made to wrest from Europe the trade which, geographically speaking, belongs to u. Why this rich field has not been cultivated is one or the mysteries which for a decade has puzzled citi sens who rlsited the continent to the south. Perhaps the explanation Is that we hare been too busy extending our trade to Europe and Asia, but whatever the cause, the time ha passed when American merchants can any longer afford to Ignore the possi bilities apparent to the well Informed. WHAT WILL IT HATTER f What will It matter In a little while That for a day We met and gave a word, a tonch, a mile. Upon the way? i What will it matter whether hearts were brave. And lives were true: That you cave me the sympathy I crave. As I gave yon? These trifles can It be they make or mar A h ii man life? Are souls as lightly swayed as rushes are. By love, or strife? Tea, yea. a look the fainting heart may break. Or make It whole: And Just one word, it saiu tor lOTes sweet sake. Mar save a soul ! May Riley Smith. Wfclt Hssm Ressvatsd. When William Howard Tart stepped into the White House at noon on the 4th of March as the new president of the United 8tates of America, be found a model home equipped with every modem convenience ; that is what other presidents have never enjoyed. Before the election of President Roose- velt few changes bad been made in the White House since the days of John Qulncy Adams, when It was rebuilt after being fired by the marauding British troops, only the walls being left standing. The executive mansion, as It was called before the advent of Mr. Roose velt he dubbed It officially The White Bouse" was the first public building erected at the seat of government The architect was James Hoban. who drew his plans closely after those of the seat of the Duke of Lelnster. near Dublin. Ireland. George Washington himself selected the site, laid the coner stone on Oct 13. 17TC and lived to see the building completed. John Adams, bow ever, was the first president to occupy it which be did in 1S00. Technical World Magazine. Game for Two With what scorn do certain of our economic reformers scoff at the girl who prefers working for five dollars a week in store or office rather than in a factory or mill for twice or three times that amount as a skilled oper ative Yet how little are they Justi fied. The ideal destiny of every prop- erly-brought-trp young woman is mar riage, There are no old maids of la. Wsma SaeeevAs at ranlig. T see no reason why a woman can not earn as good a living on a small farm as in any other field." Such Is the assertion, made with the cheerful certainty of one who has tried It and succeeded by a Connecticut woman, Mrs. Jane C Barrow, who has for th past eight years supported her self and sent two children to school, on the earning of a four-acre farm, only one acre of which is available for planting and buildings. "If a woman Is as fond of the coun try as I am." said Mrs. Barrow, "she will not find it a hardship, but rather a pleasure. I had everything to learn and I hare succeeded, so I think other women could do as wen. I began with a small hoy as assistant; now I haTe a woman and a man and we are all three kept pretty busy." When this energetic and courageous woman took her land she was forced to go into debt for money to pay for groceries enough to keep ber and the two children until the farm began to make returns. Technical World Magazine. Now. as be entered the parlor he gave the impression of a young bentle man whose hands were empty, and no matter how he was viewed the gaze flew back to the emptiness of his hands. Oh, unmistakably empty were his hands, and absolutely innocent of either candy or flowers. Most con sciously empty, too. they were, blush ing a dull red as they hung by their thumbs from his waistcoat pockets in a sheepish sort of way. banging in shame, as it were, and yet with a sort of sullen bravado, as though saying: "Well, what of It?" yes, even thus our hero entered the parlor and said: "Hello!" And as his salutation Is subdued Into silence let us look at the lady in the case and see whether the eye of circumspection can come to rest on a matter so mobile: Plump, cozy and divinely short was the lady in ques tion, with a pert, quick manner of movement and eyes that were alter nately bright with speculation or brighter yet with conviction. Items: She could sit back in a chair and swing one foot over the other with an Insouciance that boded harm for happiness of creation's lords, and no one could gaze upon her twice without knowing that ber bands bad the girt of expression, each separate finger be ing a digit of delight and ringed with a dimple of Joy. Tea, even such as this maid of distraction who cast a bright glance of speculation at the emptiness' of our hero's hands and said to him: "How late you are!" Tes," said he, "I made up my mind that, beginning with the new year, I was going to work hard, and that's what kept me." "Gracious!" said she, and again she looked at the emptiness and the sbeep ishness of his hands. "I I didn't bring any flowers to night" he said. "I'd been thinking ft over, and tt seemed such a such a such a such a that anyway, I swore off." "Myl" said she, and swinging her foot she asked, in a careless manner: "Did you swear anything else off, John?" "Well." he said, evading her eye, "candy." And brighter grew his glance. "And concerts." he continued, his voice dropping a note and 'hanging over the edge of the tragic. And even brighter grew her glance. "And all sorts of shows." be conclud ed, far. far down the keyboard. "My l said she. "Tou were busy!" "Yes." he said, trying to look at her in a significant manner. "And now 111 be able to save a little money and then" "Flowers." she added, raising one finger. He nodded. "Candy?" she said, raising another. Be nodded again. "Concerts." Again he nodded. "And all sorts of shows." she con cluded. And nodding again, be drew a long breath and made room for her on the sofa, saying: "Grace!" "No." she mournfully made answer. "I've sworn off." "Sworn off what?" "Sitting on the sofa like you meant I made np my mind that beginning i vz swobs orr." with the new year I was keeping you away from your work too much. So I Just swore off." And. shaking ber bead, she sighed: "No more. John." Whereupon, be went over to ber with considerable velocity of locomo tion, holding out his band and crying with emotion: "Grace!" "No," she mourned, putting ber hands behind ber, and shaking ber head. "I've sworn that off, too, John!" "Sworn what off?" demanded John. "Holding hands," she mourned again. " "Tou have, have you?" "Oh, dear, yes!" And still keeping her bands behind her she looked up at him and pleasantly emarked: "What a beautiful day it has been, John!" But as for John, he marched out into the hall. Jammed his hat as bja bead, snd laid violent bands upon his overcoat She followed him. "Good-bye!" he muttered. "Good-bye, John." she pleasantly an swered him. "Good-bye forever!" he said, punish tag bis coat "Oh, that's such a long time 1" she said. "So It's all over between us" he scowled, turning up his coat collar and looking ferocious. "What Is?" she asked. "To won't sit on the sofa with me?" "I've sworn off sirtlug on sofas. John." she gently reminded him. And you won t let me hold your hand?" "Why, John. Bow can I when I've sworn off holding hands?" Plump, cozy and divinely short was she, and when John tried to envelop these contents of charm her manner of movement was never so graceful nor her eyes so bright as when she eluded his grasp. "Sworn off that, too. have you?" bitterly cried John, embracing the air. "Sworn that off. too, John," she smiled from a distance. And as for John. John slammed ths door open, passed out into the vesti bule and banged the door behind him. From the hall inside she pleasantly waved her band at blm and turning to annihilate ber with an awful look his eyes fell upon the solitaire that gleamed from one of her fingers. "Here! I want my ring back!" be pantomimed to her through the glass of the door. To which she pleasantly panto mimed back: "I've sworn off giving rings back. John. And pleasantly drew down the blind. And as for John. John sat down on the top step buried in thought, from which he emerged at last saying to himself: "I wonder if I'd better get some flowers and candy and come right back or telephone ber In the morning that IH call for her to-morrow night and take ber to a show." And as a certain picture arose be fore him of two persons sitting on a sofa, discussing cabbages and kings and eating candy together, he hur riedly turned his steps to the candy shop and hurriedly muttered : "I guess I'd better come right back!" New Tork Sun. J Wit of the Youngsters 5 Tip tmw Travelers. "What is the difference Mmi valor and discretion?" "Well, to go through Europe with out tipping would be valor." "I see." "And to came back by a different route would be discretion." Loais vlll Courier-JournaL "I know why women laugh in their sleeves." said little Elmer. "Why. dear?" asked his mother. "Becaois that's where their funny bone Is." Teacher Harry, can you explain the difference between "ayes" and "noes!" Harry Tea. ma'am. Tou see with your eyes and smell with your nose. Small Mabel was very restless the other night and was unable to go to sleep. Finally she said: "Papa, pleas sing to me; that always makes me tired." Teacher How many zones are there? Small Boy Six. Teacher No, there are but five. However, you may name six If you can. Small Bay Torrid, north temperate, south temperate, north frigid, south frigid and ozone. Mamma (In pantry) -Who has beeo drinking the milk. Johnny? Tell the truth now! Johnny It was me, mam ma; I wanted to see If It was soar. Mamma Well, suppose it had been? Johnny Why, I wouldn't bare drank it Little Nell What does your pap do? Little Bess He's a horse doctor. Little Nell Then I guess I'd better not play with you; I'm afraid yon don't belong to our set Little Bess 1 don't see why. What does your paps do? Little Nell He's a veterinary sur geon! Ere Exercise "Have you a high roof?" was the ap parent irrelevant question put bf the dlstnigulsbed oculist to the woman who bad complained of having bid eyes. "Higher than the roofs or w surrounding houses?" "Oh, yes." said the woman, "a gd deal higher." "Then what I want you to do," sH be, "is to go up there every day snd look around for half an hour. Tb win do you more good than glass One trouble with your eyes, and with many pairs of eyes in New Tork, that you exercise them so little at long range. They are used to looking short distances only. Long distance looklnr Is rood for von. Persons W&0 habitually have a wide expanse of sea or plain to gaze upon very seldom have weak eyes. Of course you not move out to the plains, neltwr can you spend your life on the o wave, but yon can let your sight trav el across the Hudson river every w. and I advise you to do it" New I Press. Vie Versa. "He proposed to both girls and they accepted him." "How did be get out of it?" "They compared notes and then turned him down." "Ah! A case hi which two affirma tives make a negative !" New Tork Herald. The arguments of most J sound and that's alL men are "Sea here." said the tailor, ss h headed the young man off, "do cross the street every time you see s to keen from rwivinr the bin you me?" "I should say not," replied th young man. "Then why do you do B asked the knight of the tape. rTos? you from asking for it" answered th other- Chicago Daily News. Another thin which makes "kicker" disagreeable. Is that h tt ' ally proud Of It Borne people would rather sttend trial st th Mnrt hmta than S dKD'