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THE W00DVILLE L REPUBLICAN, WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI COOLIDI;E VIEWS TOLD INADDR[SS TO [;ONI]R[S00 President in His Message to Lawmakers, Defend Policies. FOLLOW HARDING'S IDEAS |80ppOled to League of Nations, but Favors World Court--Wants Dis. abted Veterans Cared For, but Is Opposed to Grant- lng a Bonus. Coolidge In first message to the congress had the following recommendations to offer: inee the close of the last congress th nation has,lost President Harding. he wo1d knew his kindness and his hmnanlty, his greatness and his char- attar. He has left his mark upon history. He has made Justice more certain and peace more secure. The Burpasslng tribute paid to his mem- ory as he was borne across the con- tinent to rest at last at home re- vealed the place he held in the hearts Of flee American people. But this is not the occasion for extended refer- ence to the man or his work In thls presence, among those who knew and loved hla, that Is unnecessary. But we who were associated wlth him . could not resume together the func- tions of our office without pausing for and lii )liis memory recon- ourseive to the service of He is gon We re- is. our duty, under the in- his example, to take up the burdens whtc he was permitetd tO lay' down. andjto develop and sup- port the wise principles of government Which he represented. Foreign ffairs. For ns peace reigns everywhere. We desire to pgrtuate it always by granting full Justice to others and re- 4tulrlng of other':full Justice to our- Iselves.  " Our cotintry has-one cardinal prin- eiple tQ matntain;.ln its foreign pol- |eF. It is an American principte. It mst be an Anterlcan policy. We attend to our own affalrs, conserve trength,. nnd protect the in- our own citizens; but we obligation to to the decision Judgment the time. tbe a,,d the method. We realize tmmmon "bond of humanity. We law of service. has definitely refused and ratify the covenant of the ations. W'e have not felt llng the responsi- members have as- am not propOsing any change In this policy; neither is the senate. The incident, so far as we are concerned, is closed. The league exits as a foreign agency. We hope it will be helpful. But the United tates sees no reason to limit its own freedom and independence of action by Joining it. We shall do well to rec- ognise this basic fact in all national affairS and'govern ourselves accord- rugby. WoHd Court. ' has always been pnciples. The one is of permanent political would &ncrifice our -Independence. The other is : of con/rover- By example arbl- we have ffustlce, acCOrd With bOth of these fhe senate is a l government give its to the Permanent Court of In= Justice, which is a new somewhat different plan. This is a partisan question. It should assume an artificial" importance. The court IS merely a convenient In- Strument of adustmest to which we olHd go, but to which We could'not be taought. It should "be dlssed with not by s political but method, without pressure prejudice. Partisanship in our foreign relations. see a court estsbllshed, presents the only on which'many nations ver agreed, though it may not every ,desire, I therefore cam- tt to the favorable considers- with the proposed g our re- to adhere to the League of Na- tutin Russia: relations, lately so ;ire now being re- presents notable We have every desire to who are our tra- restored to their po- nations of the earth. their pitiable destl- enormous charity. Our no ob|eetion to the BOMB TO START PANIC They Can Seize Money.  r . have BiarrltZ, Pau t, rand other holiday resorts and fle south Of number ligations, I do not propoe to bart away for the privilege of trade any of the cherished rights of humanity. I do not propose to make merchandise of any American princlplss, These rights and principles must go wherever rme sanctions of our government go, But while the favor of America te not for sale I am willing to make very large concessions for the purpose of rescuing the people of Russia. Already encouraging evidences of returning to the ancient ways of society can be de farted. But more are needed. When- ever there appears any disposition to compensate our citizens who were de- spoiled, and to recognize that debt con- tracted with our government, not by the czar, but by the newly formed re. publlc of Russia ; whenever the active spirit of enmity to our InStitutlons Is abated; whenever there appear works" mete for repentance; our country ought to be the first to go to the eco- nomic and moral rescue of Russia. We have every desire to help and no desire to injure. We hope the time is near at hand when we can act, Debts. The current debt and interest due figaro foreign governments, exclusive of th British debt of $4,600,000,000, is about $7,200,000,000. I do not favor the cancellation of this debt. but I see no.objection to adjusting it in accord- ance with the principle adopted for the British debt. Our country would not wish to assume the role of an oppres- sive debtor, but would maintain the principle that financial obligations be- tween nations are likewise moral obli- gations which international faith and honor require should be discharged. Our government has a liquidated claim against Germany for the expense of the army of occupation o over $225,- 000,000. Besides this, the mixed claims commission have before them about 12,500 claims of American citizens, ag- gregating about $1,225,000,000. These claims have already been reduced by a recent decision, but there arar@ valid claims reaching well toward ,000,- 000. Our thousands of citizens with credits due them of hundreds of mil- lions of dollars have no redress cave In the action of our government. These are very substantial Interests. which It is the duty of our government to protect as best It can. That course 1 propose to pursue. it is for these reasons that we have a direct interest in the economic re- covery of Europe. They are enlarged by our desire for the stability of civ- ilization and the welfare of humanity. That we are making sacrifices to that end none can deny. Our deferred In- terest alone amounts to a mzlllon dol- lars every day. But recently we of. fered to aid with our advice and coun- sel. We have reiterated our desire to see Fraflce paid and Germany revived. We have proposed diarmameht. We have earnestly sought to compose dif- ferences and restore peace. We shall persevere in well-doing, not by force, but by reason. Foreig Service. The foreign service of our govern- meat needs to be reorganized and Im- proved, Fiecal Condition. fur main problems are domestic problems. Financial stability is the first requislfe of sound government. We cannot escape the effect of world conditions. We cannot avoid the in- evitable results of the economic disor- ders which have reached all nations.. But we shall diminish their harm to us In proportion as we continue to re- store our government finances to a secure and endurable position. Thls we can do and must do. Upon that firm foundation rests the only hope of progress and prosperity. From that source must come relief for the people. This IS being accomplished by a drastic but orderly retrenchment, which Is brlngipg our expenses w/thin our means. The origin of this has been the determination of the Amer- Ican people, the main support has been the courage of those in authority, and the effective method hqs been the budget system. The result has in. valved real sacrifice by department treads" but It has been made without flinching. Thls system is a law of the congress. It represents your will. It must be maintained, and ought to be strengthened by the example of your observance. Without a ,budget system there can be "no fixed responsibility and no constructive scientific economy. Aaother reform which is ,urgent in our fiscal system Is the abolition of the right to issue tax-exempt securi- ties. The exsting system not only permlt a large amount of the wealth of the nation to escape Its Just bn den but acts as a continual stimulant to'municipal extravaganoe. This should be prohibited by conStitutional amend- ment All the wealth of the nation .ought to contribute Its fair hare to the expenses of the nation. [ Tariff Law. ' The present tariff law has accom- plished its two main objects. It has secured an abundant revenue and been productive of an abounding pros- perity, Under it the Country h had a very large export and Import trade. A constant revision Of the tariff by the congress, is disturbing and harmful. The present law contains an elastic provision autfiorizing the President to increase or decrease present sched- ules not in excess of 50 per centum to meet the difference In cost of produc- tion at home and abroad. This does. not, to my mind, warrant a rewriting of the whole law, but does mean, and will be so administered, that whenever the required investigation shows that inequalities of sufficient importance exist in any schedule, the power to change them should and will be ap- plied. Ship Oing. The entire well being of our countrY is dependent upon transportation by sea and land. our government during of finding accommodation was almost Insurmountable. With the hlgl eX-" change value of tim dollar, the Amer- icans found everything cheap, in spite of the unusually exaggerated prices. Spsln was visited dally by numerous of Americans, and on racing the train and mo- services were utterly Inade- the llosts of In- hava tl war aeqred a large merchant! fleet which should be transferred as soon as possible, to private ownenTnlp and operation under conditions which would secure t,#o results: First, and of prime importance, adequate means for national defense ; second, adequate service to American commerce. Until shipping conditions are such that our fleet can be disposed of advanta- geously under these conditions, It will be operated as economically as pos- slble under such plans as may be ad- vised from time to time by the ship- ping board. We must have a merchant marine which meets these require- ments, and we shall haw to pay the cost of Its service. Public Improvements. The tlme has come to resume In a moderate way the opening of our In- tracoastal waterways; the control of flood waters of the Mississippi and of the Colorado rivers; the Improve- ment of the waterways from the Great Lakes toward the Gulf of Mex- ico: and the development of the great power and navigation project of the St. Lawrence river, for which ef- forts are now being made to secure the necessary treaty with Canada. These projects cannot all be under- taken at once, but all should have the immediate consideration of the con- gress and be adopted as fast as plans can be matured and the, necessary funds become avallabl This is not Incompatible with economy, for their nature does not require so much a public expenditure as a capital invest- ment which will be reproductive, as evidenced by the marked increase in revenue from the Panama canal. Upom these projects depend much future In- dustrial and agriculttwal progress. .They represent the protection of large areas from flood and the addition of a great amount of cheap power and cheap freight by use of navigation, chief of which Is the bringing of ocean- going shlps to the Great Lakes. Another problem of allied character is the superpower development of the northeastern states, consideration of which is proceeding under the direc- tion of the Department of Commerce by Joint conference with the local au- thorities. Railroad& Criticism of the railroad law has been directed first, to the section lay- ing down the rule by whicl rates are fixed, and providing for payment to the overnment and use of excess earnings; second, to the method for the adjustment of wage scales; and third, to the authority permitting con- solldations. It has been erroneously assumed that the act undertakes to guarantee railroad earnings. The law requires that rates should be Just and reason- able. Tbat has always been the rule under which rates have been fixed. To make a rate that does not yield a fair return results In confiscation, and confiscatory rates are of course uncon- stitutional. Unless the government adheres to the rule of making a rate that will ylelQ a fair return, It must abandon rate making altogether. The new and Important feature of that part of the law IS the reekpture and redistribution of excess rates. The constitutionality of this mthod Is now before the Supreme court for adjudi- cation. Their decision should be awaited before attempting further leg- islation "on this subject. Furthermore, the Importance of this feature will not be great If consolidation goes into effect. The settlement of railroad labor dis- putes is a matter of grave public con- cern. The labor board was estab- lished to protect the public in the an. "Joyment of continuous service by at- tempting to Insure Justice between the companies" and their employees. It lm$ been a great help, but is not alto- gether satisfactory to the public, the employees, or the companies. If a substantial agreement can be reached among the groups interested, "there should be no hesitation in enacting such agreement Into law. If it is not reached, the labor beard may very well be left for the present to protect the public welfare. The law for consolidations Is notsufll- clently effective to be expeditious. Ad- ditional legislation Is needed giving authority for voluntary consolidations, both regional and route, and provid- Ing government machinery to aid and stimulate such action, always subject to the approval of the Interstate com- merce, commission. This should au- thorize the commission to appoint cam- mRtees for each proposed group, rep- resentlng the public and the compo- nent road with power to negotiate with individual security holders for an eXchange of their fltles for those of the consolidation on such terms and conditions aa the commls- alan may prescribe for avoiding any confiscation and preserving fair val- ues. Should this permissive consolid: lion prove ineffective after a limited lierlod, the authority of the govern- ment will have to be directly invoked. Consolidation appears to be the only feasible method for the maintenance of an adequate system of transporte- tlon with an opportunity so to adjust freight rates as to'meet such tempo- rery conditions as now prevail In sme agricultural sections, "Competent au- thorities agree that an entire reor gantgatlon of the rate structure for freight is necessary. This should be ordered at once by the congress. Department of Justice. As no revision of the laws of the United States has been made since 1878, a commission or committee should be created to undertake this work. The Judicial cduncil reports that two more diserict udges are need- ed In the southern Rstrict of New York, one In the northern district of Georgia, and two more circuit Judge in the Circuit Court of Appeals of tht unique emotion in the prinipd gam- bling room of the Grand canna. All the tables were surrounded by a row of players and spectators. as a croupier was declaiming the rit- ual formula, "Rico ne va plus," there was a loud bang, as if a bomb had exploded under one of the tables. A pattie ensued, "Jetons" were seat- Eighth circuit Legislation nhould lm considered for this purpose. Prohibition. The prohibition amendment to the Constitution requires the congress and the President to provide adequate laws to prevent Its violation, It is my duty to enforce such laws. For that pur- pose a treaty Is being negotiated with Great Britain with espect to the right of search of hovering vessels. To pre- vent smuggling, the coast guard should be greatly strengthened, and a sup- ply of swift power boats should be provided. The major sources of pro- duction should be rigidly regulated, and every effort should be made to suppress Interstate traffic. With this action on the part of the national gov- ernment, And the co-operation which is usually rendered by municipal and state authorities, prohibition should be made effective. Free government has no greater menace tha disrespect for authority and continual violation of law. It is the duty of a citizen not only to observe the law but to let it be known that he Is opposed to its violation. The Negro. Numbered among our population are some 12,000.000 colored people. Un- der our Constitution their rights are Just as sacred as those of any other citizen It is both a public and a private duty to lotect those rights The congress ought to exercise all its powers of prevention and punish-[ meat against the hideous crime of[ lynching, of which the negroes are hy I no means the sole sufferers, but for.[ which they furnish a majority of the victims. Regulatory Legislation. Co-operation with other maritime powers is necessary for complete pro- tectlon of our coast waters from pol- lutb>n. Plans for this are under way, but await certain experiments for ref- use disposal. Mesntlme laws pro- hlbitlng spreading oil and oil refuse from vessels in our own territorial waters would be most helpful against this menace and should be speedily enacted. Laws should be passed regulating aviation. Revision is needed of the laws regu- lating radio interference. Legislatlon and regulations estab- lishing loadJlnes to provide safe load- ing of vessels leaving our ports are necess0rY and recodificatlon of our navigation laws Is vital. Revision of procedure of the fed- eral trade commission will give more constructive purpose to this depart- ment. If our Alaskan fisheries are to be saved from destruction, there must be further legislation declaring a general policy and delegating the authority to make rules and regulations to an ad- ministrative body. Army and Navy. For several years we have been decreasing the personnel of the army and navy, and reducing their power to the danger point. Further reduc- tiros should not he mad The army Is a guarantee of the security of our etUzens af' home; the nav is a guar antee of ther/ty of our clttzem abroad. Both of these services should be strengthened rather than weak- ened. Additional planes are needed for the army, and additional subma- rines for the navy. The defenses of Panama must be perfected. We want no more competitive armaments. We want no more war. But we want no weakness that invites Imposition. A people who neglect their national de- fense are putting In Jeopardy their national honor. Insular PoNmslens. Conditions In the insular passer- siena on the whole have "been good. Their business has been reviving. They are being administered accord- ing to law. That effort has the full support of the administration. Such recommendations as may come from their people or their governments should have the most considerate at- tention. Education aewl Welfere. Our national government Is m@t do- ing as much as it legltimatel3t can do to promote the welfare of the peo- ple. Our enormous material wealth, of our Institutions, our whole form society, cannot be considered fully sue- eessful until their beuefita reach the merit ef every individual. This Is not a suggestion that the government should, or could, assume for the people the inevitable burdens of existenoa. There Is no method by which we can either be relieved of the results of our own folly or be guaranteed a sue- cesaful life. There is an inescapable personal responsibility for the devel- opment of character, of industry., of thrill and of self control These do not come from the government, but from the people themselvea. But the government can and should always be expressive of steadfast determination, always vigilant, to maintain condi- tions under which these virtaes are most likely to develop and secure rec- ognition and reward. Thls is the Amer- ican policy. It is in accordance with this prtn. ciple that we have enacted laws for the protection of the public health and have adopted prohibition in nar- cotic drugs and intoxicating liquors. For purposes of national uniformity we ought to provlde, by constitutlonal amendment and appropriate legisla- tloh. for a llmltation of child labor. and in all cases under the exclusive Jurisdiction of the federal government a minimum wage law for women, which would undoubtedly" find sufli- dent power of enforcement in the In- fluence of public opinion immigration, American institutions rest solely on good citizenship. They were created by people who had a background of self-government. New arrivals should explained. 8ome members of the gahga of adventurers who trequent lfleasure resorts bed placed under one of the tables a harmless bomb In or- der to carnie a panic and enabte them to seenre any ,money that might be ready to their hands. A Witty young American w0man" who had been playing at the bombed tered on the floor, a few ledles fainted table said afterward In the dancing and Sme of the more nscrupulous of a|on that she had hqd the pleasure the gamb]e eollected Ivory  i of eefng the "broken," n bY wcrth seine thommnd8 of pesetH. A the gambler, bnt by the Davatel'yr was sh added. "had be limited to our ealmdty to absorb them into the ranks of good cltlen- ship. America must be kept Amer- Ican. For thts purpose, It is nares- sat to continue a pollcy of restrict- ed immlgratlon. It would be well to make such Immlgration of a selec- tive nature wlth some inspection at the source, and based either on a prior census or upon the record of natural- Isatlon. Either method would insure the admission of those with the largest capacity and best intention of becom- Ing citizens` I am convinced that our present economlc and social ndittona warrant a limitation of those to be ad- mitted. We should find additional safety In a law requiring te immedi- ate registration of all aliens. Those who do not want to be  partakers of the American spirit ought not to set- tie In America. Veterans. No more important duty falls on the government of the United States than the adequate care of its veterans. Those suffering disabilities Incurred in the service must have sufficient hos- pital relief and compensation. Their dependents msut be supported. Rehab- ilitation and vocational training must be completed. All of this service must be clean, must be prompt and effec- tive, and It must be administered in a spirit of the broadest and deepest human sympathy. If investigation re- veals any present defects of adminis- tration or need of leg/alation, orders will be lven for the immediate cor- rection ot administration, and recom- mendations for legislation should be given the highest preference. At present there are 9,500 vacant beds in government hospitals. I rec- ommend that all hospitals be au- thorized at once to Deceive aud care for, without hospital pay, the veterans of all wars needing such care, where ever there are vacant beds, anti that immediate steps be taken to enlarge and build new hospitals to serve all such cases. The American Legiou will present to congress a legislative program too extensive f@r detailed discussion here. It is a carefully matured plan. While some of It I do nor' favor, with much of it I am In hearty accord, and I rec- ommend that a most painstaking ef- fort he made, to provide remedies for any defects in the administration of the present laws which their experi- ence has revealed. The attitude of the government toward these propos- als should be one of generosity. But I do not favor the granting of a bonus. Coal. The cost of coal has become unbear- ably high. It places a "great burden on our industrial and domestic life. The pbllc welfare requires a reduc- tion In the price of fuel. With the enormous deposits in existence, failure of supply ought not to be tolerated. Tbose responsible for the conditions in this tffdustry should undertake its re.- form ad free it from any charge of pYoteertng. The port of the coal commission will before the congres.s., it com- prl. alhe.e ets; It represents tie mlLre r "de!lberatlons and coustOem of tffe esttalet and experience that ever made a national survey of the production and distribution of fuel. I do not favor government ownership or operation of coal mines. The need is for action under private ownership that will secure greater continuity of pro- dueUon and greater public protection. The ederal government probably has no peace-time authority to-regulate wage prices, or profits In coal at the mines or among dealers, but by ascer- talning and publishlng facts It can exercise great Influence. ' Reorganization. A Slmclal Joint emmIttee has been appointed to work out a plan for a reorgauizatinn of the diffRrent depart- ments and bureaus of the government more scientific and economical than the present system. With the. excep- tion of the consolldatlou of the War . Navy departments and some mi- nor  dtalls, the plan has the general sanctJon of the.President and the cabi- net. It lsimportant that reorganiza- tion be eaeted Into law at the present session. Agriculture. Aided by the sound principles adopted by the government, the bush ness of the countrY has bad an ex- traordinary revival Lookod at as a whole, the. nation is in the enjoyment of remarkable prosperity. Industry and commerce are thriving. For the most part agriculture is successful, eleven staples having risen in value from about $5,300,000,000 two years ago to about $7,000.000,000 for the cur- rent year. But range cattle are still low in price, and some sections of the wheat area, notably Minnesota, North Dakota and on west, have many cases llved by a reduction of national and local taxation. He must be assisted by the reorganization of the freight- rate structure which could reduce charges on his production. To make this fully effective there ought to he rliroad consolidations. Cheaper fer- tilizers must be provided. He must have organization. HIS customer with wlo. he exchanges products of the farm for those of in- dustry is organized, labor is organized, business is organized, and there is no way for agriculture tt, meet this un- less it, too, is organized. The acre- age of wheat is too large. Unless we can meet the world mf-'et at a profit, we must stop raising /or export. Or- ganisation would help to reduce acre- age. Systems of cooperative market- lng created by the farmers themselves, supervised by competent management' without doubt would be of assistance, but they cannot wholly solve the prob- lem. Our agricultural schools ought to have thorough courses in the theory of organization and co-operative mar- keting. Diversification Is necessary. Those farmers who raise their living on their land are not greatly in distress. Such loans as are wisely needed to assist buying stock and other materials to start in this direction should ba financed through a government agency as a temporary and emergency expedi- ent. The remaining difficulty Is the dis- position of exportable wheat. I do not favor the permanent interference of the government in this problem. That probably would increase the trou- ble by increasing production. But It seems feasible to provide government assistance t*o exports, and authority should be given the War Finance cor- poration to grant, in its discretion, the most liberal terms of payment for fats and grains exported for the direct benefit of the farm. Muscle Shoals. The government Is undertaking tu develop-a great water-power project known as Muscle Shoals, on which it has expended many million dollars. The work IS still going on. Subject to the right to retake in time of war, I recommend that this property with a location for auxiliary steam plant and rights of way be sold. This would end the present burden of expense and should return to the treasury the larg- est -price possible to secure. Reclamation. A UAY' Sinclair Lewis relat Izzcidez An Engll craft ed that be very by day orrfl of his new essay. "Make any "I made one very I took out a eomma." The  mme adl you did today, take "Oh, no.  mald the deep reflection I n Trmmo'Ipt. JkMM UN ITIOg ClerkDkl your motlt or soft needle& sonny Little BoyI gue b ones. Mom don't Uves above us. Not to the Ult. Inventors go in And they ndertgk To mke produc But somehOW they The), Can't Mistress (who is gvag day)And, Mary, you ] friend to come to tea, J Mary--Please, ?m, I By reason of many coctributlng l friend. I only know yom causes, occupants of our reclamation f Punch- projects are in financial difficulties, T "Did WLlklns ever dollar you loaned him?" "I forget." Say,  me a GteI Madge--He looked when he proposed. MarJorle---No wonder. lly thing he was doing- In Auto HowellWhat sort he? PoweIHe has and a DIFFERENT WITH which in some cases are acute. Re- lief should be granted by definite au- thority of law emowering the secre- tary of the interior in his discretion to suspend, readjust, and reassess all charges against water users. This whole question is being considered by experts. You will have the advantage of the facts and conclusions which they may develop. This situation, in- volving a government investment of more than $135,000,000, and affecting of actual distress. With his products not selling  parity with the prod- ] tive- ucts of indus7, every sound remedy  The world has had enough of the that can ,be devised should be applied| curse of hatred and selfishness, of de- for the relief of the farmer. He rep-structlon and war.  has had enough resents a character, a type of cltlzen-] of the wrongful use of material power. ship. and a public nece.'sity..that must[ For the healing of the nations there be preserved and afforded every faell-| must be good will and charity, confl- Ity for regahling prosperity. | deuce and peace. The time has coue The distress Is most acute among those wholly dependent upon one crop. Wheat acreaKe was greatly "expanded and has nnt Yet been sufficiently re- duced. A large amount Is raed for export, which has to meet the compe- tition In the world market of large amounts raised on land much cheaper and much more productive. No complicated scheme of rainier, no plan for government fixing of prices, no resort to the public treasury will. be of any permanent value in estab- lishing agriculture. Simple and direct methods PUt into operation by the farmer himself are the only real sources [or restorntion. Indirectly the farmer must be re- more than _30,000 water users, is seri- o While relle_ which is "ecessery should be granted, yet contract with :the government which can be met should be met. The established gen- end policy of these projects should not be abandoned for any private con- troL Highways and Forests. Highways and reforestation should routinize to have the interest and sup- port of the government. Everyone is anxious for good highways. I have made a liUeral proposal in the budget for the continuing payment to the states by the federal government of its share for this necessary public Improvement. No expenditure of pub- llc money contributes so much to the national wealth as for building good roe ds. Reforestation has an Importance far above the attention it usually secure A special committee of the senate is Investigating this need, and I shall wel- come a constructive policy based on their report. It is 100 years since our countrY announced the Monroe doctrine. This principle has been ever since, and is now, one of the ma4n foundations of paur foreign relations. It must. be maintained. But in maintaining It we must not be forgetful that a great clmnge has taken place. We are no longer a weak nation, thinking valnly of defense, dreading foreign lmposl- tion. We are great and powerful. New powers bring nw respoisiblll- ties. Our duty then was to protect our- selves. Added to that, our duty now is to help give stabllity to the world. We want Idealism. We want that vision which lifts men and nations above themselves. These are virtues by rea- son of their own merit. But they must not be cloistered; they must not be impractical ; they must not be ineffec- made a long Journey really worth whlle."--C_neinat i Enquirer. Howe Condemne Himself. What a 1at of time I waste In ad- vising others! And how I neglect my- self ! Yoh may say you are sufltelent- iy selfish; that you do not neglect yourseiL How about that bad etom- ach? He,i, about the medicine you ,take? Both lndlcatethe grommet ne- ct of yourseff. Hew about that debt yoU 0we whidt keeps you worrying at asleep and for a nil)re practical use of moral pow- er. and more relinnce upon the prin- ciple that right makes Its own might. Our authority ,among the nations must be represented |)Y Justice and mercy. It Is necessary ot only to have faith. but to make sacrifices for our faith. The spiritual forces of the world make all its final determinations. It is with these voices that America should speak. Whenever they declare a right- eous purlose there need be no doubt that they will be heard. America has taken her place in the world as a re- public---free, Independent, powerful The best servLne that can be rendered to humanity Is the assurance that this plaee will be maintained. recovering your eergy? That debt probably represents neglict of !gear- self. How about tha foolish actlon that causes you humillatlon? You are no beher than I am--and I am a fooL --Ed Howe's Monthly. Just Like That. Whatever parent gives his chIldre good instructlon, and sets them at e aame tlme a bad example, may be con- sidered as bringing them food in om .hand, and poison, ia the othm'.-- Bslg; Po mail X. Pounder---P'rnP  era corsets have a forming a woman. T. N. T- The shades of night The fool "'stepped A crMhhe died They opened up his ]relsior l New He ( pieee Ires promised to be She--You call Four weeks ago her bridesmaid. A Matter of FIo---rd like o bnY window. 3oe_Jrhat, s not sell it to you over Two of It Tom--I term and both DlckWell, your mittens Amy,--Is there you and your Sue---I am hts "How well does "Well, if you'Ve you've something to." Overheard in Mistress--Who. Jug? Mald--.The eat. I.dldon Holdup--Stldt am you? wlsh you'd #re next bag me