North Carolina Newspapers

    FRANKLIN. N. C. WEDNESDAY. MAY ' 1003.
NUM13EU 10.
VOLUME XVIII.
J
I.
"WAIT TILL
Ton grtev ImniiH men da aot Mam
To undeiitaari your worth?
Becaua tb g Md you tr y to do
Remains uuanown on eurth?
Becaus no Uufnl fits your brow,
ur bay entwines your naaur
rwtlbaffUawu Tod oflhesa days
t K-it till you're dead.
It sadden yo because your faults
Ar blatonei to In skies,
If hit all your Tlrtuna sxenl to bo
Gated on by lgbllM y? -Why
worry orr such a thing? -'
' Why not reJ..o, i.utei.
Because of all lb coining lame?
Wait till you'ra dead. '
JXHE GIRL WHO
THE STORY OF A
Ever ilnce Archie Dean had keen
' old enough to take any Interest In the
moral and Intellectual development
of his fellowmcn, he had been thor
oughly disgusted with the huge
amount ot curiosity which he found
everywhere. fY. :'
.,. The older he grew the more dle
. ' gusted he became, Until, at the age pi
' it. It was almost a mania with htm;
' "cutting him oil from friends end
t - sweethearts oi his own and his moth
j er's choosing until that worthy lady
was reduced to utter despair and his
father declared their boy mildly In
, sane. - ,' .
v Unfortunately, Archie had chosen a
profession calculated to bring him In
contact With aU the morbid curiosity
there was going, from the curloslty'i
i of his fellow students as to the et
foot of drugs on themselves, and-?
what was worse on other people, to
that Intensely Irritating curiosity of
.' the. patients as to how much medicine
, these young doctors knew, anyhow, !.'.
Hut thA milmlnntlnn of hta WOCS
v' came when, college and medical school
" , over, be joined the staff large
hospital and In due time became am-,
bulance surgeon. V I ' '
He hated the straining necks and
eager faces which greetod him from
treat an'd--inrlriw-'he ambulance.
cla8hedjp ' the. noisy,
mix line. . . h u m-
varlably surroutw. "
to whom he came, the luo j-
which watched his slightest move,
and then the ride back, when, as the
word "There's some one In!" tew on
ahead, man, women and little chil
dren rushed and struggled to catch
one glimpse of the prostrate form be
side him. '
It was all so dreadful to him that
one morning when he tumbled sleepily
out or bed he had been called up
twice during the night he gave a
whoop of Joy as he realised that It
was hi last day at the work that
tomorrow- UtUa-jGrjiaw1
his place, and he would once more
be at liberty to attend all the opera
Uons and autopsies there were going.
' He felt so gay about It that he
never even complained when the gong
rang Imperiously before he was half
through breakfast, but stuck his
rial cap Jauntily on the back of. his
bead, ran down stair to the tune of
"Bonnie Dundee," and jumped gayly
on behind the ambulance as it rat
tled past the door. ' , --
"Jove!" exclaimed Baker, Archie's
dignified senior, as he brought his
J"" t" down frorg the window, sill
witu ssTBSou awing wnacK, via you
hear that What tne atcir rsnas got
- Into hlmT - He's been a glum as an
owl lately.".. V.... 1 -.V? '""v
"Going off ambulance duty," mur-
mured little Greyson disconsolately,
' - as he remembered- who would be at
the beck and call of that hated gong
tomorrow :
"Got hold of a prlmo operation,"
suggested Hess, who was a surgical
'1Bd, while Jarvls chanted, amid
howl of derision, "He's found a girl
who Isn't eu-ri-ous!" and1 then dodg
ing a wen aimed egg shell, stole' Ba
ker's pet stethoscope from that gen
tleman's ewn pocket and started off
to make his morning rounds.
., But Dr. Archibald & Dean's glad
xkess was ahort lived. 1
' The case to which ' he had been
called was a very bad one a carpen
ter who had missed his footing on a
,bfsh staffoU and gone crashing down
to the' pavement scores of feet, below
' and theri there was such a crowd.
Of course there always was a crowd,
but this one seemed, If possible, more
Irritating and distracting .than ever,
and things grew-still worse when he
realized that the man, almost dying
. aa he was, felt and resented every
peering glance, every long drawn,
. maddening groan of ill timed pity, as
much as Archie himself.
' And so, with his personal sympathy
and his professional anxiety stirred
to their daptha, it was particularly
unfortunate that on their way back
they should be stopped, though only
for a moment, right beside a cable
car. .' " - ' ;
It was an open car, and as soon aa
the ambulance gong had been heard
up the' street everybody had turned
to look; but as soon as tbey realized
from the tangle of trucks ahead that
car and ambulance would be held aide
by side tor a moment, an expression
of absolute Joy swept from face to
face, and, as If moved by one set of
prlpajs, every soul rose.tw his or her
f net to get one good) look Inside.
But Avchle had forestalled them,
winging his broad shouldors round
to shut off as much of the view as
possible, while he faced those people
with a face full of scorn and disgust
But suddenly, as he looked, he saw
something which made him turn actu
. "TTTJlo, and forgot about everything
filse, forW the end Of a neighboring
S' nt, In an., excellent seeing position,
ssit a pi.!tt7,v- t dressed girl, who
bad iitivor even Biii'Md!
On'y a mnment, and V"ra, with a
'hi; of Kniig3 and a whir of wheels
ear and tho ambu!tncw fiwci.t
, but Arctito si 111 :.. ;1 to t- a
tun
r..H'l, fcr!:.:,t fare, a lut of i ."y hair
---! r a ji y ( -tMr 1 f. I: 1 last,
i f l.v v ?) n ;.DS I- a i tlr of b:g
br- i ' s hii.h ! I iwver m...e
YOU'RE DEAD."
Yolk do not understand yoar plans,
Appreciate your deeds?
Tbey do aot laud you when yon moot
Borne weaker brother' need.V
They do not say kind thing of you?
No rose leave for your bad?
They'll prats you, all la goodly time
Walt till you'ra doad.
Walt till you're dead. They'll Ml It thi
They'll oh iel It la tons, ........
iad put It la a chosea plane,
Heoluded and alone, i
Perhaps your aplendid trait may all
la epitaph be read
At any rata they'll stretch th truth.
Wait till you're dead.
W. D. Mesbit, la Chicago TrlbunC
DID NOT LOOK.
YOUNG PHYSICIAN.
Archie's mind wu la a state ot chaos;
Had he found at last the girl he had
despaired of finding' the girl he could
love the girl who was not curlousT
He could hardly believe- It, and yet
he had Just seen her subjected to the
most thorough test he knew a test
before which everybody he had ever
seen had fallen, and had she not come
out grandly, gloriously triumphant?
He was so quiet and absent-minded'
all the rest ot the day that at last
the other boys were forced to dump
him, clothes and all, into a tub of cold
water In order to rouse him. r
"He's all right now," said Jarvls,
as he calmly locked the door on their
spluttering victim, "tie's beginning
to swear, and that'll bring him round,
sure." :
"We're all kind of wet, said Grey
son, with a little giggle, as some un
kind remarks referring especially to
him were heard behind the door.
"Yes," said Jarvls, sweetly, "but
he's got on white ducks! Golly, won't
they shrink!" and . then, with a tew
farewell remarks ot advice and con
solation, which . were evidently not
received In the same kindly spirit In
which tbey were uttered, the crowd
tramped away to room No. 6, where
they considerately prepared the beds iZy"
for two men who were to move in'
that night
Buy nevertheless during tb
rwynth9 Arrtie wan was pro-
-g "aGolutely insane" by the
rest ot the naff, and in consequence
was put through course of -treatment
quite calculated to make the
diagnosis a correct one sooner or
later. . ' -
To everybody's astonishment, ' ho
suddenly ' became sociable. He no
longer ran from the numerous visitors
who Invaded the h .pital; he went to
theatres and lectures; he courted in
vitation, to the homes " ot fellows
lucky enough to live in the cltxJfta
at lMLoulte-WWftSratSr therumora
hat were rife about him by actually
going to church!
Now, little Greyson was one ot tho
lucky men whose paternal roof tree
was near at hand, and It possessed the
advantage of being a fine old man-
slon. nresided over bv a fine old sen-
offl-lu.m,,, wno new aeuvered lectures
on tan evils of cigarette smoking;
but it also possessed tje disadvan
tages of containing three as homely
and gushingly offensive young women
as were ever inflicted on one very
decent brother - ... ..-...'-
It Is to be hoped that little Grey
son loved his sisters. At least, he waa
faithful to them, for though he fully
realized and appreciated the feelings
of the other fellows : In regard to
them, he dutifully lured as many men
as possible to sundry stupid "even
ings," which, though they bore many
different -labels, were really, all alike.
Every man in the .college or hos
pital who was at all presentable had
been to Grayson's once, some . had
gone twice, and a few three times.
These last were apt to'explaln that It
was on account ot Greyson'a feelings,
hut It waa really the supper.
; Dean had so long been a member
ot the one night fraternity that Grey-,
son had given up asking him months
ago. Consequently he nearly tumbled
over the operating table one day
when, as he was repeating his little
formula to two of the new men be
tween "cases," Dean said suddenly,
"Why don't you ask me any more,
Greyson?" - ?
Greyson was too loyal to his sis
ters to be truthful, so he lied, and
said, "Because I hoped yoa knew us
well enough to come uninvited when
ever you liked.": '
'"Thanks," said Dean, aa he slipped
Into bis coat aqd sauntered; off.. "I
will;" and it took the new men near
ly half aa hour to restore little Grey
son to hi normal state ot mind.
But the worst of It was that Dean
went not only once, but three and
even four times, and when he started
out on his fifth venture, the entire
medical staff of the hospital, in
solemn conclave assembled, decided
that his disease had reached the stage
when solitary confinement was neces
sary. ; The three Miss Greysons were won
dering among themselves who ; was
the favored one though each In the
depth of her. heart was sure she
knew and Archie himself began to
think that he was getting to be a good
deal 00 an ass striving so vainly to
reach, through his very small circle
of friends, one especial girl out of tho
millions who existed.
This feeling swept over him In Its
fullest strength one evening as he sat
on the parlor sofa, while the young
est Miss Greyson gushed gently on
beside him, and her eldest sister sent
him meaning glance over the head
of a miserable little man she was sup
posed to be entertaining; and he rose
up In desperation prepared tor In
slant flight when he heard tho middle
Kiss Greyson bearing down upon him
from the rear.
"S"y dearest Betty," Miss Greyson
waa Baying In her .sweet est tones,
"I'm dying to have you meet Dr.
lVan, Oeorge's wont intim.ilo frleml,
you I-now, and bo lovely. IT, I an,
ti.'s is y- rKvIs Isn't she the s.i
F l i ! y-vt rvi'r (,? I t now you'll
1' : f ' f- - !" v 1 "s v ' h n!-.ir
; . : If -.1
erect and confused, before the girl
who did not look!
Now Miss Betty Davis was a mod
erately attractive young, woman, and
pretty, but she hndl never before In
spired such sudden such evident and
Intense admiration as they did now,
and she could not help feeling flat
tered by It so much so that when,
at the end of only halt an hour, the
young man asked If he might call,
tie rashly answered "Yes," reflecting
that " though she knew nothing of
him,, the Greysons did, and be xnuet
be "all right? if she- met him at their
house. v ,.
She did not know to what straits
the Greyson girls' brother was some
times reduced in the matter of men.
. But duiing the next few weeks she
did many more curious things than
that, for Arcule's wooing was of a
swift, , passionate, determined nature,
which burst down all barriers and car
ried away the girl herself, though
dazed and wondering, by the very re
slstlessness of Its force. . ' ' - ,
' He did not care that there waa al
ready an accepted suitor In the field
he did cot seem even to realize the
fact until one .evening when that
young man most righteously attempt
ed to knock him down. ' ; , , fr
Then 'Archie simply " demonstrated
that physically,, at lo&st, he waa the
better man of the -two, after which
he gently picked his rival up, es
corted him home, : and apologized
most humbly for the broken bead
but went right on with his destruc
tion of the poor man's heart, '
:' He cared not a whit what Betty's
other charms or faults might be, she
fulfilled the Ideal which his fad had
set up tor htm, she was the only girl
In the world whom ne -could love, and
win her he must and would a purpose
In which he succeeded so well that
In a few weeks Betty had discarded a
love which bad been part of her life
ever since she had worn short frocks
and a' pigtail, and four month's later
was not only engaged but married tg
her new and ardent suitor.
:h In fact, everything was d"" uch
a whirl that it was not
ped Into the carri-x
mony thatlth"''
Mep-y'cere-eallied
what had ) "
lived In
cltement,
opposition,
each other,
,aie to think,
leathered that
d never even
their story,
Vftly, a he drew
k on hi ihoulder,
know when I fell
'vlth a little stammer
such a
of
u "n't It"
. "At tV Aons'? -No, ma'am; I'd
been mawu i0Te wth you for
months befoJa tnat; Md then, with
her big ejg looking wonderlngly into
his, he wtnt on. It an happened one
was taking some 'poor ""chap-tome In
the ambulance and we got caught I
right by a cable car. You were B&J
ting very near me. and yon were the
only one of all those people" but
he got no further, for she bad jumped
up, her face flushed with excitement
"Oh, Archie," she cried, "was it
really you on that ambulance? It
seems too good to be true I've been
just dying to know all about it ever
since. It was before I had my glasses,
you know, and It wouldn't have done
me a bit of good tf I had looked; but
It nearly broke my heart, and I got
some glasses the very next day I
wasn't going to be caught that way
again.
"Why, what make yon look so
glum, dear!. ' Do tell me all about It,
Archie won't you please quick? Be
cause you know," as she nestled
closer to htm, with a joyful little
laugh, "I'm just the most curious per
son In all the world!" New Yori
New. . , . ' '
QUAINT AND CURIOUS.
. Chinese girls are being employed in
San Francisco as telephone operator!
for the accomodation of Chinese mep
chants. . '
The famine bread upon which 70,000
persons In northern Sweden are now
subsisting Is made from ground pine
bark and Iceland moss. .
'.The widespread Impression that
most of the "roast beef of old England"
Is supplied from the shambles of Chica
go may find a rode shock in fresh Eng
lish statistics, which show that 7-10
of the beef consumed in England 1
produced on its farms. ; ' " : ;:
The .remains of no fewer than 69
specie of flowering plants from mum
my wrapping In Egypt have been
identified. The flowers have been won
derfully preserved, even the delicate
violet color of the larkspur, the scarlet
of the poppy, and the chlorophyll in
the leaves remaining.
The date of the Deluge is given va
riously by various chronologers. Ae
cording to Usher it oceured- In B. C.
2348. But 14 other authorities place the
cataclysm as follows: One In tho thirty
second century, five in the thirty-first
century, one la the twenty-ninth cent
ury, one in the twenty-sixth century,
four in the twenty-third century and
two In the twenty-second century B. C.
The Chinese are fond of eggs' about
10ft years old, and old eggs are worth
about as much In China as old wine Is
in other countries. Tbey have a way of
burying the ppks, and it takes about
30 days to render a pickled egg fit to
eat. Some of the old eggs have become
black as ink and one of tho favorite
Chinese dishes for Invalids is made up
of eges which are preserved in jars of
rod clay and Kilt water.
The halls of hows were stone eolil,
even In lioston and New York City, in
the forties, and, of coiirsn. In t'.n coun
try town). 1. nili'S In winter f(.r
eeonrm.y a ..
room or had
In, the iniiriii;
i! lived eh!
In one
Am In the living-room
tnd ii tho a'' ": O'ri it
t'.'O p-irlor t-U.iti i.:. i.
tiiiijiH rkh : i 1 i a
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t. i:
A SERilON R)S SUNDAY
A STRONC AND UPUFTINC DISCOURSE
BY THE REV. DONALD S. MACKAY.
f lohjMt I "A Flea For the Simple Lif"-
Dutjr of th Palplt to gonad a Warn.
las Mot la Kacard to Hodera Kxlrava-
Raao In Living.
Nkw TonK Crrr. At the Collegiate
Church, Fifth avenue and Forty-eighth
street, Sunday morning, the minister, tho
itev. in. Donald sage Alackny, presented a
itrong aermon on ''A J'lea for the Simple
Life." The text wa front Matthrw vi:
31-32: "Take no thought aaying, 'What
(hall we eat ? or Wlfat (linll we drink" or
Wherewithal shall we be clothed" -For
your heavenly father knowetli." Dr.
Macknytaid: " i i ,
Jut 100 year ago, in 1803, William
Wordsworth, the great English poet, then
a young man and comparatively unknown,
wrote a tonnet entitled "l'lain Living; and
High Thinking." It i so significant that I
quota it in. full:
"0 friend, I know not which way 1 mutt
look
For comfort, being u I an opprest '
To think that now onr life is only drest "
For show; nyean handiwork of craftsman,
. cook, -..j ft ' .,...-
Or groom 1 We must run glittering like a
; brook . - i
In the open sunshine, or we are nnb'estt '
Tho wealthiest man among us is th best!
No grandeur now in nature or in book .
Delights us. Kapine. avarice, exponas .
This is idolatry, and these we adore.
Plain 'living and high thinking are no
.mora -"
Hho homely beauty of the god old cause
la gone our peace," our simple innocence.
And pure religion, breathing household
. law. ... .
, The remarkable thing about these line
Is that although describing the follies oi
100 year ago,- they are exactly applicable
to the condition of life to-day. What
Wordsworth criticised so forcefully in 1H03
u still prevalent in 1003. In spile of thet
TUUICU JMOKLYBS Ul WIV UlIU'lTCIlUl Wll'
tury, notwithstanding th enormous ad
vance in evev; sphere ot human activity,
it is a and commentary on our civilization
tnat to-day we aro just aa much tht-B'""
tlKi",
of vulgar ostentation as our fM.r,
when th last century llffaui.
ff Va"1
I need scarcely rann?75v '
fullv this .aamexstMiam of our
o-w nowfr-1
f?a . "Vocen set forth ih that remnrk
able htpf book by CharW Wagner, "I'M
. , .......... v. v. - - . .
TMri to IflMnt ira rnplnrtfp VvavnAr M
Protestant pastor in Paris, a man oi keen
sensibility, a prose poet,! a shrewd philosoi
pher and trenehaiii critic. In this latest'
book of his, "Tho Simple Life." he ha put
forward a pica to hi ieilow Parisian pre
cisely a Wordsworth did to his contempo
raries a century ago. Lik Wordsworth,
Wagner ea in the elaboratienond com
plexity of modern life not merely a menace
to the stability of the state, but to the in
tellectual and spiritual life of the individ
ual .who compose the state. Nowhere,
surely, is this complex life of luxurious
pleasure seeking citrnragnnce so visible
a in this metropolis of the New World.
Kverywhere the drags are off, and the
wheels of commerce and society ar run
ning wild. When the stoppage will come,
as com it must, or how it will coins, no
on can tell, but that thi career of extrav
agance in living, which New York be been
ollowing, especially lor th past rive yearn.
Is bound to end in catastrouhe. moral and
social, nnleas anctifid common sense in
terpose, it need no prophet to predict.
Already the shrewd, hard-headed men in
Wall Street are scenting the approaching
danger from the commercial standpoint.
Tbey tell us that the limit of over-capitalisation
and headstrong (peculation ii
reached, and the reaction, nnte.-s it-
gradually and under proper v-"
pell panic from the AH '
How true that may '
diction I do
point ofrv
- ttMlc
moae 01 '''in8 common tvea
poor R well a the rich, are already with
us. une does not require tne vision of a
seer to recognise them. '
It is in the face of such condition that
the pulpit of to-day, if it be brave and true
to its duty, is called upon to sound forth
warning note. It is indeed a thankless task
tor tne preacner; He must any things, es
pecially in a pulpit auch as this, that will
cut shamlv the feolinirs. if not th con
science, of those whom ne addresses.' Nev
ertheless, because there i still a residuum
of good aense even in the most extrava
gant of us, I venture thi Lenten Sunday
morning, in the name of Jesus Christ, to
bring before you this plea for "plain living
and high thinking." .:
My first remark is an obvious inference.
Plain living ia an absolute condition of high
thinking. Strenuous thinking cannot come
from pampered living. There can be no
life of worthy thought where existence ia
loaded down with the vulgarities sf luxury.
Thought, which is the life of the soul, not
only deteriorates, it dice when we make
the cares of the bodv the be-all and the
end-all of our days. The two most illiter
ate classes in society to-day are the abject
poor, who by necessity must think of th
need of the body, and, therefore, can
think of nothing lsa, and the idle rich,
who by choice devote every hour of the day
to th trivial problem of what they shall
eat and what they shall drink and where
withal they shall b clothed. "Th body it
is," say Bossuet, the great French preach
er, in on of hi sermons, "which drags us
down from the loftier .levels of thought,
which chain n to the earth when we
ought to be breathing th pur air of
heaven." So it ia that to-day we are put
ting an undue emphasis upon the merely
outward life. We are elaborating th mere
framework of the picture, ornamenting the
filded trappings, indifferent to ilu essea
ial which alone give lasting beauty to
life and character.
What are eoni of the cause of this over
llaboration in the material comfort of lile?
Primarily, there is the passion for luxury
itself. We are to day essentially a luxuri
ous race. The pitiful thing is that wo are
proud of it. We boast about our luxury
as something that lifts us above other na
tions. You meet people, for example, who
go abroad, and when they return what ia
the burden oi their conversation? Not to
tell you of beautiful scenes of nature which
they have visited, but to complain that;
having gone abroad confessedly jor change!
they did not find anything exactly the sam
and iust as comt'ortahl;- aLhthcii own
fireside. They criticise the tefcifjenuure of
the houses and vividly rl - " "-e to you th
horror of shivering i a i n tore a lit-,
tie below the ftver beni . . ii they live
at home. 'They denounce cooking and
complain because nr an : " of o0.0 feet j
in the Alps tin y di.l rmt li- use delicacies '
which tiiey vceie able to unjy mx months
before the season in their own New York
homes. We may smile at such things, and
yet it i thi craving for luxury that is de
structive of high thinking. It produce
mental imbecility which i unable to an- I
preciat those truths which give dignity to"'
Lie snd add strength, to character.
What luxury? It may be defined as
whatever i costly and superfluous. And it 1
is just this craving for what is costly and
superfluous that is making this city a hot
bed of extravagance. .
Of course, not everything is superfluous
which is costly. Jaixury is to be distin-i
guished from good taste, and it is certninly
not to be counfounded with high srt. lhcie
is a sense in which things once ri'uirded ns
luxuries are to-day rightly looked upon cs
necessities. 11ns 18 so I lOlse hie lus an-
variecii nitiopanv and in umiwiuh v
llllVC SO fl!
1 hi
tue i-
were li.i i "i
1
il. An Im
r t
V if I
eing clou
e t '
t t
i.l liie
w .rid n
. m i.
(1
eranse pr.il
I f 1
) i ! s
llftl! tir:'Mi
ivrt! in p.
by tne d
of
or. an
i 1
couple in good society, who have ascertain
limited income. One or two courses is open
to them, cither to give up all needless ex
travagance snd devoto themselves to build
ing up a quiet home, or to givo up th
blessings r: home life an l hang on to th
luxuries and pleasures of their set. Too of
ten, under the spur of social competition,
it is the latter course that i followed.
Home life is deliberately, ye and crimin
illy, sacrificed for social life, and social life,
so chosen, become th vestibule through
which many a young husband passe into
the prisort house of debt, . Unconsciously
often, such a man ente?s t. race with his
fashionable associates, and they, not his
own personal comforts, create his standard
of living. He must dress as well a they;
he must entertain na lavishly ai tbeyt n
must keep up the same pace a they. And
meanwhile these associate or nis are 'com
peting with another set juat a lit"9 higher
in the social scale, until society becomes a
vulgar, feverish' 'competition, in which
every t)id for notoriety i pampered and
every fine feeling is sacrificed. One ha but
to read the so-called society columns of any
daily newspaper to witnes the disgusting
spectacle of this competitive snirit in th
struggle for aocial mpremacy. What place,
under such conditions, is. there for "plain
living and high thinking." :
A third cause for tho elaboration of th
material aid of life in our time is the un
do craving for pleaaure. The emphatic
word are undue craving. I am not advo
cating a sour puritaniam or crabbed asceti-cii-.o.
Flexure has, of course its essential
pine in the scheme of right living, and to
deny that place create a reaction which,
however ruinous. I; inevitable. But in out
time pleasure has become a tyranny. 'Jts
despotism ha invaded every day of th
week. If has no respect for time or sea
sons. It appeals to every pnnsion of the
soul, and'by veiled suesestions it desecrate
the holiest emotions of lifc. York be
comes every " "Fair,
where rrn'"! ''d
.!tn Ho
' plmfm lenenti, -tne r,
uatred of hi pampered betters bin.
roi
rope pf separation. In f.urop, wu
certain hereditary diatlhpfion between tb
rich and th poor i recognized, thi clam
bitterness is not as keen, but in a republic
like ours, when everv man feel himself a
,
good aa another, these ostentatious display
of luxurious extravagance become a hotbed
of discontent in which anarchy and com
manish ferment. Some years ago a friend
of mine wa driving past on of the beauti
ful old home in rural England, atanding in
its stately park. He asked the driver who
lived there. "Ob," aaid th man, "we used
to have lot of aristocratie company there,
They had plenty of money and theyfcpent
it freely. We poor folk were .well oft
then. But now the place Uehngs to a
woman, and she is a Methodist, snd every
thing is going to th bad." So spoke th
countryman, and from his little view this
loss of luxury and extravagance wa all
wrong, even for the poor man. But mean
while ther wa another side to th picture.
That estate also included a large tenement
district in one oi the worst portion of
London. In wretched hovel surrounded
by saloons and low resort the miserable
people paid their rents, exorbitant for such
Juarten, and these rent supplied th
und for the luxury and extravagance ot
the former owner. But now what na hap-
Senedf The lady who own th estate to
ay i using her revenue, not for her ewn
luxury, but in bettering these homes, in
driving out these saloons, and in creating
a new spirit of respect and love between
her pr.'t It tnnntiA few country yolt-
--'t'wjhnf --uit
iul'ui,..i.rm-,,.,L'ute ia that it demand a
Constant stimulus. U needs to be pamp
ered by new sensations, and in the effort
to satisfy this false and unnatural nfcratite,
Vre are inventing forma of amusement so
foolish that even pagan Home might ex-
laim with wonder, "Behold how ' these
hristiana amuse themselves!" Under, such
onditioos, who care for the simple manna
of the wiioeriiess. even though it com
down from God, if he can fill himself with
the flesh-pot ot Kgypt. even though h
make himself I slave to do so?
Once more, one other penalty muf be
paid, and that is the heaviest of all. Thi
mode Of life is absolutely at variance with
the spirit of the teaching of Jesus Christ.
It is pagan, not Christian: it is barbaric,
pot civilized. No mau whoa honest in
(us effort to follow in the foot ens of Jesus
Lhp-iat can livava life whoso, oly thought
is to satisfy the merely sensuous desires.
What is the one dominant note in the ex
ample of Him who wher. He walked thi
earth had not where to lay Hi head, but
(his: that w should live simply, that w
should deny ourselves daily, taking no
thonght of what wc-eball eat or what w
shall drink or wherewithal we shall be
clothed, for our heavenly Father knoweth.
Th way of th cross is the way of simple
life; not th way of self-indulgence and' vul
gar extravagance, but the way which He
calked with bleeding feet is th path
along which we alone can find the joy of
plain living and high thinking.
' For some of us thi secret of the simple
life mnnot be learned. Wa have dwelt too
long in the cellar of our appetite, snd th
reek of th kitchen is in our brain. W
must dia aa we have lived, in the tyranny
of those taste which our surroundings
have stimulated. For such of us. plain liv
ing and high thinking ar both alike impos
sible. But there are, our children. Pleaso
(iod we need not, unless our imbecility
fiaa become epidemic, condemn our off
spring to this nightmare of extravagance
which hits so shriveled our own intelligence.
We can at least ask God's grace to help us
to taoin th new generation in
"That homely beauty of the good old cause,
- in simplj innocenco
And -pore religion, Jareatlung household
. law." .
For them at lott We ryi make th beauty
of th simple I no poet's d n, but a
divine evanjel i . ie gait, yetv to
e.ji..o.
r It wov in study nui tak
t6 heart t .u ,t toi civenuss. Thos
who fo jealousy and envy are their
own bittciest e-"'mies. and the heart that
ia free from t,.ne- m'i. experiencea a
''cling of freedom, for it belong t iod.
With our heart free from envy and nnger
we know what peace and contentne .t ar
and become more (Jhrietlike. Mcve o is a
sin that mul es him who cntertuii , it uu
hapny an l -'
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4 in (. .era-
Certuin i. V'isa.ve tate'.y
been devoting much space In the tToit
to prove' thnt .Gibraltar is noMocr
ihe key to tho Mediterranean nnd tiiat
modern steam driven ships have de
stroyed Its usofulnetts to England as
aTortresg. On tliis account tlipy lire
warning Europe to.wntch cloudy ihe
dosicns of pernda Allium on the op
po He Mmo mo t I In roily to
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BILL ARP'S LETTER
CAM JHisBookBrjnga
ForU Interesting Keply.
JEWISH RACE IS LAUDED
i, .
With Great Reverence Bartow. Man
'"'Recall Herole Deed of Valor
In Defsnsa of Home and Court
, try and Wonderful Sta-
blllty of Hebrew.
A good lady, a neighbor and ftlend,
bought on of my book and expressed
her pleasure at Its perusal, but found
one fault that did not harmonise with
her Hebrew feelings, tor she I a Jew
ess. In two place she found a sport
ive anecdote that reflected upon somv
ot her people, but they were too good
to be. suppressed, and would have been
told in Gentile aa well My respect
tor the Jew ha been too of tea ea
pressed In my letter to be question
ed. It is not mere respect, but' It Is
wonder and admiration. .1 rejoice with
them that the ages of persecution have
pafsepVimd IM apt .wojshlp
Qod according to their conscience and
the faith of their, father. Thel anco
,JT 1 en T(f up and
"n1 bui. ive pro-
rnd jaTir
Vt ppre? ;Tt!iem
U ktnW -r n0T
a Tn,i "have been catten
uu-v ime and people,bt ha
never lostldLir nationality nor mix
their blood any other peop
They hav tor ceatiul i
against the Egyptians, Syrians and Ro
mans and survived them all.- They
were In later centuries proscribed by
the Catholics of Bpaia, the Protestants
of Norway, whfla th;&- rfj;-e.critor
ang the qpg t the Psalmlata and
taught the wisdom ot their prophets.
We rejoice, tiat their deliverance from
persecution came along ' with that of
our own when we proclaimed religious
liberty and civil equality to all who
made America their home. I have long
admired that people, who have ex
celled In domestic virtue, in abedlenc
to law, whose children nonor and oby
their parents. Rarely among them are
found consflcts or criminals or drunk
ard or suicides, or 'cttlvorced men or
women. Their nnme seldom appear
on the djcKi. i'ot uQ court. And yet
they are patriots when patriot ar
ranted.; Kosciusko 'had no braver
troop than thiPollsb. Jew who fol
lowed bl banner, and It I had to name
.the most faithful eolcUor I ever saw In
""'"Itwar, I woutfl name Jona of
Boni a who never
loitered on a march. .
Kotten hdWihe came t,t time aft
- - v- - - f .
long day' maMh irota the Chlcahom-
iney to napiaan, anq, wsvca tne colonel
said, "Mr. Jonas, where Is youjr com
pany," the tired soldier camo ti a sa
lute and said, T Ish dor' komp'ny."
That Jona was an uncle to Israel Jo
nas, who all Atlanta know, and who
Is now prominent In New York com
mercial circles. ? i ' '-,
With groat reverence do I recall our
own Judah P. Benjamin, our secretary
of war, and on whom Mr. Davi leaned
for counsel more than upon any mem
ber ot his cabinet He wa a very grs. ,
man, or he could not have gone to
England and worked hi way, tutUded,
to the very top of the Engllaa bar, and
within eight year . be appointed
queen', counsel over the most learnel
member of the profession. 1 have not
forgotten the perfect loveliness ot th
Jewess Rebecca In Scott's' history of
Ivanhoe. Ton may find broken vow
and aeparatlons and elopement !u
fact and in' fiction, but not among th
Jew. They are In every town and
city and ar more of an example thaa
a menace to our people and our insti
tutions. Their names ar found, re
sponding tp every chanty, and I no.
tlced that the university fund was
materially aldod 6y their liberality,
and I could not help' wondering' how
much our Christian people would have
given to aid some great Jewlih school
or charity.
I would like to write . more about
those Hebrews,? tor, as St Paul said
to the Roman, "with them waa com
mitted the oracles of Qod." But I am
not well today, and must defer to a
more propitious season.
In of last letter I made a mistake
that must be corrected. I said that
there? were but ten month until Jullu
Caesar and Augustus Caesar put In
two more and named them July and
August Somehow -1 have had that
Impression all my mature life, and.
strange to say, 1 was corrected a few
days ago by my good friend Gasaett, j
mulatto merchant of our town, who is
well educated and a student ot ancient
history. He wrote me a respectful let
ter and said that Numa, a Roman em
peror before the Caesar, put In Jan
uary and February for the two months,
and' the Caesars only changed the
names of Qulntllos and Sextlle (the
fifth and sixth) to July and August. tk
I make the correction wltn pleasure
snd give the credit to friend Cossetl
BILL AHP, in Atlanta Constitution
REMEDY FOR RED A NTS.
A sure antidote to that familiar do
mestic pent of hot weather, the red
ant, Ih until to reside tn ihe kerosene
oih-on A cnt'Tril lioimowtfo. vine a
kitchen and pjnlry wore overrun with
the littio wiPBhs. eavs tnat a'tor ev
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A LAND OF LITTLE EAIN.
DEATH VALLEY THE LONELIEST
REGION IN THE WORLD.
Th. Palpable .Sense of Mystery In the
' Desert Air Breeds Fable Chiefly of
Lost Treasure Hills That Have th
Lotu Charm.
Properly equipped, It I possible to
Co safely across that ghastly sink
(Death valley the Armagosa desert
In eastern California), yet every year
It take It toll ot death, and yet men
find there sun-dried mummies,,' of
whom no trice or recollection Is pre-
-sorved. To underestimate one's thirst
to pass a given landmark to the light
ot left to find a dry string where one
looked for running water ther Is no
help for any ot these things.
' Along springs and sunken water
courses one 1 surprised to find such
water-loving plant as grow widely in
moist ground, but the true desert
breed Its own kind, each in Its particu
lar habitat The angle ot the slope,
the. frontage of a hill, the structure of
the toll determine the plant. South
looking hill are nearly bare, and the
trerSine higher here by a thousand
Canyons running east and west
Nrill have ode wall naked and one
clothed. Around dry lakes ad marshes
the herbage preserves a set and order
ly arrangement Moat species have
well defined areas of growth, the best
index the voiceless land can give th
traveler of his whereabouts.
- .Nothing the desert produces ex
presses it better then the unhappy
growth of the tree yuccas. Tormented,
thin forest of it stalk drearily In the
high mesas, particularly In that tri
angular slit! that fan out1 eastward
from the meeting of the Sierras antVi1
coastwise Mis-wnenrcne nrst swings
acrosg(K southern end ot the San
uln valley. The yucca bustles with
onet-pointed leaves,, dull ; green,
wing shaggy with age, tipped with
panicles of fotid greenish bloom. After
death, which i slow, the ghostly, hol
low network of lta woody skeleton,
with hardly power to rot makes the
moonlight" fearful.' Before tho yucca?;
has com to full flower the Indian
roast Its buds for their own delectation.
Other yuccas, cacti, low herbs, a thous
and sorts, one find journeying . east
from the coastwise hills. . There I
neither poverty of soil nor species to
account for the sparseness of desert
growth, but limply that each plant re
quire mora rooa: So much earth must
must , be pre-empted to extract ' so
much moisture. The real struggle for
existence, the real brain of the plant,.
Is underground; above there is room
for a rounded, perfeot growth. In
Death valley, reputed the very core ot
desolation, are nearly two hundred
Identified species. Above the tree-line,
which Is also the snow line, mapped
out abruptly by the sun, one finds
spreading growth ot pinon, juniper
branched nearly to the ground, lilac,
sage, and white pine.
There is no special preponderance of
self-fertilized or wind fertilized plants,
evidence
ther an
be blrda and small ihai
where these are, will come the slinking
sharp-toothed kind, that prey on them.
Go as far as you dare in the heart of
a lonely land, you can not go to far
that life and death are not before you.
Painted Itzasda slip in and out ot rock
crevice, and pant on the white, hot
sand. Birds, humming-bird even,
nest In the ijactCU ccrub: woodpecker
befriend the demonlao yuccas; out ot
the stark, treeless waste ring the mu
sic of the nlght-iinglng mocking-bird. If
it b summer and the sun well down,
there will be a burrowing owl to. call.
Strange;, furry, tricksy thing dart
across the open places, or sit motion
less in the conning tower of the creo
sote. ..'-,. ,
The poet may have "named all the
birds without a gun," but not the fairy
tooted, ground-Inhabiting, ' furtive,
small folk of the rainless regions. They
are too many and, too swift; how many
you would not believe without seeing
the footprint tracings In the sand. They
are nearly all night workers, finding
the days too hot and whl texln mldvdes-
I ert, where there are no cattle, the
are no dims oi carrion, nut ii you L
farv ln that direction the chances are
that you, will find yourself shadowed
by their tllteoSavigs. Nothing so large
as a man can move' wcepled upon that
country, and they know well how the
land deal with strangers. There are
hint) tot be bad here of the way in
which a land force new habit on It
dwellers.. -
ft one 1 inclined to wonder at first
how so many dwellers came to be In
the loneliest. land that ever came out
of God' hand, what they do there,
and why stay, one doe not wonder so
much after having lived there. None
other than this lone brown land lay
cuch a hold on the affections. The rain-
bow hills, the tender, bluish mists, the
luminous radiance of the spring, have
the lotus charm. They -trick the sense
of time, bo that once Inhabiting there
you always nean to go away without
quite realizing that you have not done
it Men who have lived there, miners
and cattlbmen, will tell you this, not
so fluently, but emphatically, cursing
th land and going back to It For one
thing there Is the dlvlnest, cleanest air
to be breathed anywhere In : God's
world. Borne day th world wilt under
stand that and the little oases on the
windy trips of hills will harbor for heal
ing its ailing, house-weary broods.
There Is promise there of great wealth
in ores and earths, which is no wealth
by reason of being bo far removed
fiom water and workable conditions,
but men are bewitched by it and tempt
ed to try the lmptwslljlo.
The pa'-iWe senee of nivstery In the
desert air breeds fables, chiefly of lost
treaiitire. Somewhere v ;
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the desert that pte-idwi.-" and
strikes without colling, than by the
tradition, ot a lost mine. .
. For all the loll the desert take of a
man it gives i compensation, dep
breaths, deep sleep, and th tnrhrmin
lon of the stars, It cornea uponue with
new force In the pause) of the 'night
that the Chaldean were) desert-bred
people It 1 hard to escape the sense
of mastery as th stars move, ia- the
wide, clear heavens to risJrx V and
settings nnobscured. Tbev vrja.
and near and palpi tugO. it
they
moved on some stately service not .
needful to declare.'' Wheeling -to their
station In the iky they make the poor
world-fret of no account. ,Of nq ac
count you who )le out there watching
nor the lean coyote that atanda off In '
the icrub from you and howl and
howl. Mary Austin, in th Atlantic
Monthly. .
HOR8EBACK RIDING f '
How It Should Be Done In
.";.".' terest of Health.'
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"I understand that by reason of Pres
ident Roosevelt' devotion , to horse
back riding this healthful exercise has
taken Oil new life In the coital," said
Albert TownJ3ntl w4RErowlT
attorney: of NewYork ".and. tf my '
experience will be of benefit to those
In Washington who are seeking health
and I belter It will I gladly give It
"1 am on my way from tate taetropo
II to Atlanta on horseback. These
trips are often recommended' by phy
sician to delicate young men, -but I
think I can tell you why tbey do not
In most case prove a success. They
have with me, and season arid weather
do not count aader ntipW'Ct'AsUUons.
I am joqiiedrafetouta, and, each day 1
hsWa Ah proved and expect to continue
to do so; in summer you can go In any
direction, but In the fall and winter it
must t toward th south. a
: "I lave changed myself from a pale,
underweight man to one of sound phy-
r.'que with increased wefghtg bflt t.ha
taken time and considerable mocsty. I
travel alone on my trips, that ts, with
out human companions, and with only
my bulldog Boxer, and,' by the ray,
Boxer Is a casehardeaed traveilett and
fighter i found that when i travelled
with a companion when I wanted to tie
up at a place for better weather or
any other reason, or when 1 wished to
push ahead or turn this way jot that
my ridii.T, companion, be it that he waa
otherwise- agreeablerusually ban a
positive or aifcnt objeTOfla-Pil kill
aport of thi kind. I found it.to!3Ver
a bad effect upon the nerves, temper
and appetite. Absolute freedom of In
dividual action must prevail. Again,
my companion have always peea in
hurry to get on to the next town; it
one- must hurry on horseback trip
for health, then stay at home, ir
! "Doing as you please relieves these
trips ot monotony which, otherwise t
detrimental. With a good fighting dog
to whom you are attached, you are en
tertained on the) road. Boxer thaa
fought and whlppedwfTeenit.,. ,r.n , f--
memorable.-1
rrto
ureal
and weight butV
lost that half of iw..
served Mr. Townsend, admi.
dicating a handsome big bull" i.,,;..
hi feet who was minus aV good pieco
out of on erect arsI1n that unequal
fight but I got him away, with tho
leaden butt ot my riding whip. I ex
pect him to maintain the record with
the dogs south of th Mason and Dixon
line until we get to Atlanta" ,
"Another point on horseback; riding
trips for your beelth is that you must
have a good, sound horse, and you
must not allow yourself to feel lonely
or discouraged. Blend with the exer
cise a roving spirit even if that be un
natural; it can soon be cultivated.
Have a small trunkful x serviceable
clothe sent ahead from point to, point,
aa a stout woollen sulit, a short, warm
jacket and rubber' slicker, the latter
two be carried back ot the saddle, are
all you need. Stay a short or as li,f;
a time in a place aa you feel Inclined;
;hl is one of the beauties of the trip.
re is something to
i ... . oi or attract yrr-Atfintlon and
to take your mind off yourseTf"tlie .
great desideratum to all those seek
ing health. i);::j;t'i-";i -.
"Practise up WrUHnf for: a little
while before you begin to toughen tho
muscle. Once you are under way tho
nrst thing yew will aWe about- your
self I that you are hungry; many m n
would give a large yearly sum i fool
genuinely hungry twice a i, are
astonlBhed'at your capacity for f- f ,
soon, and you sleep throue-h the
Your nerves are-streubuuu. v
fully and you begin to wond v.!
you ver thoe ' t. vnu'had 'ti w
You can f ' '-g i ,d t
never "of
stoi ' vVaniiiiib.
' Precedence In .Mr -
The recent distinction
tf a I 'ng tn t' : . '
Bud feyduey In giving luut ...
Istrates the enhanced dignity
mayor and the title of rl '
has raised some qu";tlom oi
and precedence.. It Is .
some quarters that t' a t
honorable gives the lot J
bourne, tho temporary
commonwealth, n! k p
over the president '
ate, and thosr,v r
of representatives, v o
ables. if at the n-t
function; ihe lord i:
attempts to grr in a!:
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