The Record. (Noble, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 5, 1902 Page: 5 of 12
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CAVALRY OF ALL NATIONS
amusement needed for health
Work la Mental
Amusements are necessary as • re-
lief from serious thought and labor.
Man cannot endure to be ever at work
either mentally or physically. It has
been shown throughout the ages that
one day in seven is a reasonable por-
tion ot time to give to rest from work.
, s ® nearly one-third of life to
sleep. Yet we are so constituted that
his is not sufficient to keep mind and
body in best condition for usefulness.
« need pleasures. We need to be
made glad, "if you would keep the
wrinkles out of your face, keep sun-
shine in your heart."
In whose heart there is no song
o him tne miles are many and long."
we each have our individual taste
about our amusements, and their kind
often indicates the kind of character
we possess. Then again, the amuse-
ments m which we indulge have a
Power in forming character. Do we
,Stf v <oarse or low amusements, we
become coarser and lower in charac-
lt we seek more refined and
pun i pleasures, we become more re-
ed and pure; our characters arc
nused to a higher level.
One s amusements should be en-
irely different from ones daily em-
P o\ tiient. A man whose work is
mental will perhaps best enjoy some
athletic sports. ln them he will re-
ceive renewed vigor for mind and
uody Another whose work is hard
physical labor may enjoy music, a
!'«<•> at (he theater, or an hour in
lbrary or art gallery.
Everyone should enjoy companion-
ship with nature and find pleasure In
all out of doors. We gain renewed
strength by keeping in touch with
Mother Earth. Do not seek your
pleasures sadly, but throw yourself
with enthusiasm into them. Tnere is
a homely little verse that used to be
taught to children, but it contains a
W ork when you work
And play when you play,
For that is the way
fo be happy and gay."
Play is not the business of life, but
if has its rightful time. When that
tune has come, give yourself entirely
to play. Thus only will you get the
good that you should receive from it.
Turkish Light Cavalry,
Smith Couldn't Shoot Straight Until He
Began to Wear Glauses.
Several men stepped into a Chicago
shooting gallery. One of them, a man
of 4o, wearing, double-lens spectacles,
picked up a rifle and began shooting.
At every discharge there was an an-
swering ring from the target. This
was kept up for twenty minutes, and
not a miss was made, whether at the
stationery, revolving or swinging tar-
get. His friends were surprised. Said
one of them:
Why, Smith, I had no idea you
were such a marksman."
"Neither had I," said Smith, "until
recently. I was always fond of shoot-
ing, he continued, "and practiced all
my life without acquiring extraordi-
nary skill. In fact, I was regarded
as at the bottom of the list of third-
class marksmen. A year ago failing
eyesight compelled me to begin the
use of glasses. Some time afterward
I happened into a shooting gallery,
and as usual began trying the guns.
To my surprise I found I could not
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11. Scots Greys (Scotch).
12. Japanese Cavalry
miss. I took my rifle and tried it at
long range, and I hit the bull's-eye
every time. I have shot a great deal
since that, and I scarcely ever miss.
I" tact, I think I can now class my-
self as a first-class marksman. It is
due to the glasses, for I shoot as poor
ly ag ever without them.
1 consulted my oeculist about the
matter, and he gave me a long-wind-
ed statement which I could not com-
piehend. I was never near-sighted,
tar-sighted, or cross-eyed. In fact, my
p\es had always been normal until
age compelled me to wear glasses. I
only know that before that I was a
poor shot, and since then I have been
a good one."
Ita?Hnlan,HIUSS<?r (su,ntner uniform).
LINCOLN AND THE "OTHER FELLOW
story That Showed Hi. Faith In an
The years add to the stories that
have gathered about Abraham Lin-
coln. Every little while a new one
comes to light, showing this or that
side of his great nature. A clergyman
who lias recently come East from a
town in the central part of Illinois told
one the other day which, he says, has
never been printed. It shows Lin-
coln s faith in an overruling Provi-
dence, and the quaint and homely lan-
guage in which he expressed that
In the darkest days of the civil
war a Vermont minister went to
Washington, and while there called on
the president to assure him of the
loyalty of the Green Mountain State.
I (linking that his caller was an office-
seeker, Lincoln was at first quiet and
reserved, but when the real nature of
his visitor's errand was made known
he at once changed his whole manner
and began talking freely of the con-
duct. of the war. Something that the
Vermonter said touched him deeply
and rising to his full height, and rais-
ing aloft his long arm, he exclaimed:
Some people think I am running this
war; but all I want to know is, what
is it the Other Fellow wants, and I am
ready to obey his wishes."
To despair of man is to doubt God.
WAS MISTAKEN IN THE SITUATION
Encouragement Hardly Appropriate l n-
<ler the Clrcunttt nre*.
The Rev. Dr. Huntington, rector of
Grace church, told this story on him-
self at a recent banquet of the Cler-
ical Club, apropos of the cigars then
I was waiting one day in theGrand
Central station," he said, "when my
attention was attracted by a contro-
versy between a young telegraph op-
erator and a man standing outside his
window. The man was standing with
his back to me, but I saw that he was
offering the operator something and
that the operator twice declined to
take it. Presumably it was a tele-
gram so worded that it might not
pass according to the company's rules,
and the operator had to be firm in ad-
hei ing to the laws of censorship.
When the man had walked away I
thought: Now here is a chance to
say a word in season and encourage
this man in fidelity to duty. So 1
sauntered up to his window and said:
That, was a commendable act,
young man. It takes lots of moral
courage to say no; but—'
"I had gotten on that far while he
stood looking at me blankly. All of
a sudden he appeared to comprehend
and he interrupted with:
" 'Yes. And did you notice the end
was bit off it already? If it was any
good why didn't he go on and smoke
it himself?"'—New York Times.
The full salvation of the saint de-
pends on what he is doing for the sal-
vation of the sinner.—Ram's Horn.
Artists and poets frequently get their
high ideals by living up close to the
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Everton, H. G. The Record. (Noble, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 5, 1902, newspaper, June 5, 1902; Noble, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc106229/m1/5/: accessed September 24, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.