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Schools & Lands Vol. 20 I "The Business of Business" Extracts from an Address by H. S. Morris of This City. Last Sunday evening H. S. Morris of the First National bank delivered a splendid address on "The Business of Business." Mr. Morris is a successful busi ness man and at the same time a man who devotes considerable time to the reading of high class literature and the consideration of the great problems of life. His address on this occasion was scholarly and his delivery was such as to hold the close atten tion of the large congregation. After quite lengthy introductory remarks on the quests of life and some of the great material and business achievements of the world, Mr. Morris launched into his subject, from which the fol lowing thoughts are selected. In this great world of business affairs, in the realm of men's secular pursuits, what is the aim and purpose of it all? What grand result is being worked out? Is it related to any higher aim than the mere life of the body? Is the object simply to fill the world with the articles that were shown in the manu facturers' building i.at the World's Fair], with the best and most useful articles of neces sity, the most ornamental and beautiful things of lux urj, to get gain, and leave be hind some monument of our earthly life? Is this the end and true purpose of all business life? Before we can answer these great questions, it is well that we pause and remember that all ma terial things are in a constant course of change and decay that all the creations of men are and have been passing away. The wonders of antiquity, the hanging gardens of Babylon, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Parthe non and Colosseum, the great library, of Alexandria, even the Temple of Solomon, so spacious and magnificent, all these have fallen into decay and are cov ered by the dust of the valley. The great cities of the past, Ninevah, Palmyra, Carthage, Herculaneum and Pompeii, all these are utterly destroyed. We must remember, too, that not only the life of the individu al but also the life of the race is but a passing phase upon this planet, and that the world itself that through these instrumental- ities was accomplished. If, then, jje The results of this world's work and labor are registered in the souls of men. That will be the only record left when all else has vanished- To me it is a pro found and solemn thought, that in the endless chain of years to come, when all the ere ations of men's hands shall have crum-1 bled when this earth shall have passed away and the great orb of light has grown dim, nothing will be left of all the things that we have builded except the characters that we have formed amid these scenes of time. All the good or evil that we have done will be garnered in our souls. All the activ ities of life, therefore, must be interpreted in terms of the spirit, and the value of the out put of the business man is to be measured, not in terms of gold, but by its results in human char acter. This is the business of business, and we are lost indeed if we can see nothing in cur business life except a ceasless, heartless scramble for wealth nothing in the concerns that we administer except a means of personal power and influence. The first business of the busi= ness man should be the building of human character. It is bat tling with the storms that works toughness into the fiber of the oak, and it is battling with the storms and adversities of life that work gianthood in the characters of men. There are many who think that business is simply a money making matter and that he who makes the most, no matter how he makes it, is the most success ful. If he can only make money, the methods he persues are not! at all important. The speaker held, however, that, while it is' perfectly right and legitimate to make money, so long as it is ac quired honestly, there should always be a higher object in view—the serving of the com-! munity- -and that every business' in the long run should be mea sured not wholly by what the owner gets out of it in the shape of gain, but by what it does for humanity. That every man is entitled to his reward only as he does faithful work through his business or profession, one of the tests of a man's success being whether he is a better man with his thousands than he was years before with his hundreds. Asks for Hyde's Release is doomed to die as many anoth= appealed to the president for commutation of the sentence of Charles L. Hyde of Pierre, S. D. er world has done- What, then, becomes of these ages of toil and strife? What becomes of the things that we have made and of all our toil and tears in the mak ing? In the end it will be as it was in the beginning: all things will be resolved back into the ele mental mist of fire whence they Representative Burke Intercedes for IIiin Witli President Washington, Nov. 25.—Among the callers at the White House last week was Representative Burke of South Dakota, who, in behalf of citizens of this state, Hyde, who is said to be a mil lionaire and interested in many enterprises in South Dakota, was convicted in the United States courts of fradulent use of the mails in connection with real estate transactions. sprang, and in all this wide uni- Hyde's advertising, it was verse there will be left no track Vield by the jury that convicted or trace of our farms, our work- ^im, misrepresented the facts as shops, our stores or of anything to the saie 0f was there is any purpose in "life, if port Leavenworth prison and to there is any plan running ja fine pic, itiv town lots and he therefore guilty of fraud, wa3 sentenced to one year in 0f through the world of business, that the prison sentence is un- it does not lfe in the outward or in the external. We must seek for it in some other direction It is something that cannot be measured by the yardstick, com puted upon the pages of a ledger or weighed in the balances. $5,000. It is claimed fair and excessive and that it ought to be commuted to permit ting Hyde to pay the fine. The president referred the South Da= kotan to Attorney General Wick ersham, who will make a report on the case. Serbs Are a Peasant People The inhabitants of the Balk ans are not a warlike, ferocious people that popular imagination in this country is apt to picture tiliem. The Servians, for exam* 'S 'J Y^RESTORMIOH HOUSE. ROCHESTER,ENGLAND S ^lTHgSATIS noust 1912 D1 SUN. MON. 3 a genuine simple pcasuint folk, whoso hoant !ilV iniirlil, cojvicd wit.li ilvaiil igo by 11n populal ions livinr under the rule of tlie great powers ol' Europe. TJie Servians practice the art of co-operation, while civilized peo ple arc learning its Ms. Ev ery lit* It oiliest i-si in Servi.i i' "arnilv commune wjiile iu soiine inssptmt Wwklg ^tanbarh 8ISSETON, ROBERTS COUNTS, S. D.. FRIDAY, NOV EM BER X). 1912- 6 Of PICKERS"iRtKT tXPCCTAHOMjfK ECl EM BE TCJE. WED. 2 2R 1912 THU. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 as 23 24 27 28 29 30 31 IC&pEmptjjpeart (DilBtur of the mountain districts exists the zadrign or communal village, where everything is lield in com. moil iind where the oldest man its t,he guide and comjnander and final authority us to the msitrng of the people in hiis district.— London Chronicle. riii: Standard crives news that tit to print. "To give light to them that sit fn darkness and in the shadow of death."—St. Luke, i, 79. You have an empty heart today. And even tears may hold no balm Your UtHe boy has gone away— You mind his face, so strangely calm The light forever from his eyes His little hands, so white and cold: And still, so still, each finger lies— Far whiter than the blooms they hold. The little boy—Ah, it is sweet To think of how his voice would caO, And how his busy little feet Made happy echoes in the hall! And all the songs he used to sing— You th/nk of them in your distress— And every toy and boyish thing Makes life a greater emptiness* The *aadest days ot life are those When we are forced to wonder why The little eyes must softly close And little fellows have to die. And when, unconsciously, we gaze And listen, as his footsteps seem To patter through our nights and days. We womder If It is a dream. But all his Uttle songs and tvays Have not gone, dream-Uke, with his Cod makes it so soma blessing stays And may not go away with death. The clasp of tender Uttle hands With you through all the years wOt I For God the sod heart understands And gives us golden memory ICop/right, 1811, by W. G. CbajmiMi.) a!! the Gasoline Explosion liiirns Bridge Builder Biully at liOiig Hollow Last Sunday morning George R. Hanson, foreman of the con crete crew at work on the new bridge at Long Hollow, was brdly burned about the face. He had started a fire, which failed to burn fast enough. Catching up a can of gasoline, Hanson poured some of it onto the fire to hurry matters. The result was an explosion of the can, right in the man's hands, and his face was badly burned. Instinctively he threw his hands over his eyes and that is probably what saved his sight from injury. While Hanson was all ablaze, his com= panions doused him in the creek and saved him from a worse fate. CHURCH NOTES. Presbyterian, Bring the whole f:uni!y lo church next Sunday morning anil liflp n.s ul servo Family Day. We want the lath ers, mothers arid all the children includ ing tho baby. If die babies don't like our company, we will hold a special ser vice for them in the church parlors. The tlictne of the sermon at this ser vice will he "A Worthy Family lie solve.," We were all pleased [o see so many present at tho service last Sunday eve ning, and we are sure that all present were glad they came .and will want to tome again next Sunday evening, and we would urge all others to (It. so. Supt., T. I'" McDonald will speak on the 'theme "The Church and Social Prob lems." Methodist. Miss Alieo Rrethorst of T.onnox, S. D., win visit SIsRoton on Sunday, Doe. 1f» r«rnd spenk al tho church in the morning mul evening scrvico. Miss Brothers! was sent out lo tho West China mission fit-Id l.y I ho Molhodi.sl vvomoj) of Smith Wkotn five yonrs hko, .She is now a.f. home ovi lnrJoii«Ji nnri is M|)*n'7rfft£ in l.fn» r-hurclios boforo h*r return to Chlmi noxt yenr. W'i' hrifl the Inrtfosl nltonrtiinco for inimy months in Hip Foot hall is now over for this year and the hoys will slarl prarti.-inir for basket hall as soon as arrangements are made for a place lo practice. "Rnti" Crosby wen! to Milwaukee Friday evening. Henry Hanson entered the freshmen 1-la.ss Monday morning. Wyllis Morris and Dana Hahcoc.' have charge of one division of the al gebra class and Klin Rat re Ihe oiher during the absence of Mr. Dunn. Mr. Dunn went to Mitchell lasl Frl day evening to attend the Slate Teach ers' association and also visil his sis ter liessie who is a I tending school then this year. Tlie sophomores, Juniors and seniors are glorying in the fact that Mr. Dunn did not ask anyone to be subsliiute In their classes. Some of the freshmen boys are devel oping excellent pomp-a-doors.. Coming—tlie thinker who makes you laugh and the humorist who makes you think. I.on 13eauchamp has been heard in every city from the Atlantic to the Pacific. He Is one of the most hu I morous speakers of the day. If you I are feeling blue or tired of life, come I and hear him. He will make yon laugh anil see the sunny side of life. Humor In the Common*. In the course of a debate on educa tion in the house of commons a well known scholar once said, "Mr. Speak er, we have listened with considerable satisfaction to certain things that have been said by the right honorable gen tleman, but I am bound to add that we have listened with great disappoint ment to certain things which we ex pected to hear, but which were not said!" On another occasion a well known member of the Jewish race observed In the course of a dry as dust debate, "We owe much to the Jews." Where upon a voice in a remote corner caused roars of laughter by saying: "We dol We do!"—London Mail. A Wudir. "I understand that your friend Hun ter," said Joakley, "is working on a big money making scheme to remove weeds." "The idea!" exclaimed Conkley. "I didn't know he took any interest In gardening." "He doesn't. He is merely laying bis plans to capture old Bullionist's pretty widow."—Milwaukee Sentinel. I-aji'es NO. 2: Smulny nclinol Insl Rundnv. \\V lutv« sonio nwm- room vH Aetivo work on tlm i'hrjslmns ran. tntn is hoinjj" rtoncj. Sorvicos (Itii'iwr N'nvpinlwr iiavo Ijppu woll nttendod. Can't wo do .-is well in December? Tret's try. All usual services of the ehnn/h will ho held next Sunday. SCHOOL NOTES. These Won the Prizes For lYoiliicts of I lie Farm. (Jook iiij or Sowing There were some very credi table exhibtsof various kinds of small grains.corn and vegetables brought in last week in competi tion for the prizes offered by the various business concerns of the city. Among other things, there were some very fine looking ap ples. This display was on ex* hibit in the jury room on the up per floor at the court house. In a room below was the exhibit of cooking, canned fruits, etc ," and the boys' display of corn. The writer is not much of a judge of the qualities of corn, but he does know that it would be difficult to get up a finer display of bread, cakes, pies, cookies, gingersnaps, delicious canned fruits and so forth. Every article looked ap petizing. Following are the prize win ners: Best blue stem wheat, Iver Hagen 1st N. D. Hanley 2nd. Best velvet chaff wheat, C. Shade. Best durum wheat, A. Houde. Best white oats, Iver Hagen 1st: Cv Shade 2nd. Best barley, Iver Hagen 1st Rob Lowry 2nd. Best bushel yellow dent corn, Rob Lowry. Best 10 ears any variety corn, Mrs. A. W- Johnson. Best 10 ears yellow dent corn, Mrs. A. W. Johnson. Best 10 ears white dent corn, Chas. Da hi. Best 10 ears white cap corn. Gust Foedahl. Best peck of popcorn,C-Shade. Best peck of Canadian oats, Swan Moe. Best Early Ohio potatoes, Rob Lowry, first: A. P. Houde, 2nd. Best plate of apples, Tom Nis sam. Best sample of cellery, A. P. Houde. Best peck of carrots, Mrs. A. W. Johnson. Best peck of parsnips, C. W. Wicks. Best bushel of onions, Mrs. A. W. Johnson. Kitchen apron, Ruth Olson. Fancy apron, Jennie Hanson. Butter, Mrs. M. Hanson 1st Mrs. Burt Mussetter 2nd. Apple jelly, Mrs. Allen. Plum butter, Mrs. Batterbury. Ginger bread, Lila Croft. Mince Pie, Mrs. A. P. Houde. Cookies, Gertrude Stapleton. Apple pie, Mrs. A. P. Houde. Butter, Margaret Schmidt. Fruit Cake, Mrs. Croft. Ginger Cookies, Mrs. Thomas. Mustard pickles, Mrs. F. Hor ton. Canned peaches, Mrs. A. Wil ber. Fruit cake 2nd, Mrs. A. P. Houde. Cheese, Mrs. A. K. Eggen. Plum preserves, Mrs. A. P. Houde. Angel food, Mrs. H. A. Jack son 1st Gertie Fordell 2nd. Chocolate cake, Marie Croft, age 12. White layer cake, Helma Ha= gen 1st Miss Minnie Wilber 2nd. Shingle bread, Mrs. Tollakson. No one brought in samples of flax. SCHOOL REPORT. The' folowing is the report of the third month of school ending Nov. 22, 1912, in district No. 2,Grant township: Number of boys enrolled, 6 number of girls, 10 total, 16. Average daily at tendance, 14. Peter Sorenson, Johnny Harrington, !Ruth Berge, John Long and Lawrcucc Berge have been preant evry day, but tardy. -.... Pupils who have read five or more library books during the term are: Anna Harrington, Ruth Berge, Augusta Laun. Clara Berge and Josle Olson. Rosy A. Kleven, Teacher.