The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 51, Ed. 1 Sunday, June 20, 1909 Page: 4 of 16
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THE OKLAHOMA STATE UAPITAL, SUNDAY MORNING, .TUNE 90 1909.
THE OKLAHOMA STATE CAPITAL
By The St t. C pi«al Company.
FRANK H. GREER, EDITOR.
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H;« shall bo equal at the last,
lie classed according to life's natural ranks,
Fathers, sons, brulhers, friens—not rii/h, nor wise.
Nor gifted. —Robert Browning.
; Remarkable how some people roar when they are
'hit and how much they laugh whv.ii they hit the
other fellow and he don't hit back.
I The Oklahomau proudly rises up and states—
("Every Guthrie knoek is a boost for Oklahoma
City." How about the hammering your dear town is
jgetting from the press of the stale outside of Quth-
f The Hobart man who was deserter from the army
•and gave him self up because his conscience was
troubling him may have also bueu slightly actuated
In his course through preference for a prison cell
over a job in the harvest fields.
The fact that the world was set to come to an
jend on fourteen different days in 11)08, does uoot dis-
icourage the fake prophets. They are beginning all
lover again and are selecting other days when al'-
Ifairs of this earth are to be wound up.
It is to be hoped that those geuts, Bat Nelson
>and one Clifford, will not sully their reputations for
vgentleness and get pinched io boot when they are
[introduced at Oklahoma City next week by slapping
eaeh other on the baek or elsewhere -too hard.
Unscrupulous men who will sell liquor to unfor-
tunates like the dipsomaniac in Enid whose ungov-
ernable appetite for liquor caused him to end a
jWreeked life with poison, are to a great extent re-
aponsible for the prohibition wave that is sweeping
over the country.
With the close of the graft case in Frisco and
i the windup of the Gould divorce proceedings in
[New York next week, life during the heated season
j would not be so unbearable were it not for the fact
j that the senate will still continue to talk for pub-
lication about the tariff.
r Yn view of recent events in town lot and other
Blatters, some people are wondering if Clint Graham
would have appreciated it, had he been introduced
to strangers as the Governor of Oklahoma whil
he occupied that position for a short time during
the absence of Governor Haskell last week!
Morse, the former ice king and later a bank
wrecker, has been released from his cell in prison.
It is a pity he could not be kept there during the
sweltering summer months as a sort of retaliatory
measure for his action in depriving the poor of New
York of ice by raising that commodity to a prohi-
bitive price when he was in control of the trade
Prom the evident tone of the sqneal which is be-
ing sounded by the newspapers of Oklahoma City
(HOGOPOLIS) it is evident that the bunch down
, there hold to the rule that the entire state must
stand and deliver to them, take all their knonks and
after one side of the face is bruised turn the other
eheek so that tho real estate "Graft City grafters"
may finish the job, but no manner of means is the
fellow being knooked to answer back with truths—
ti's the truth that hurts them.
THE SHOE IB ON THE OTHER FOOT
The newspapers, and a certain element of its in-
habitants, Oklahoma City, during the past epoch,
have devoted no little of their space and time to a
"continued knock" of Gnthrie, and incidently any
ether city in the state which happened to bo in line
•nd prosperous. Now that the people of tho state
have decided that the so-called "Knock Gnme" is
one which many as well as one can take a hand, tho
"pockct liners" of Oklahoma Citv cry "don't
A SUNDAY SERMON.
It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than
for a man to hear the song of a fool. Ecclcsiastes j
Not many persons are to be found in this world
who so conduct themselves as not to give cause of
reproof or censure. "To be without rebuke" is a
rarity among human beings. And at the time tho
number of persons who are prone to look upon just
reprimands and proper admonitions from their el-
ders among their friends and relatives, and even
from the authority of the law as being out of place
and obnoxious, is altogether too large. Such per-
sons make a great mistake. Not only do they place
themselves in a contemptuous attitude which mars
their reputations but they aUo deny themselves tho
possibility of developing characters of force and
An individual, no matter what his ago may ba,
is never too old to learn. No matter how wise he
may be, or rather, how wise he thinks he is, there
are plenty of others who are far wiser in all things.
They have generally gained this wisdom through a
wider experience in life and their remonstrations
against the untoward acts of others are usually well
made and should be heeded. No man belittles him-
self, either, in giving mindfulness to such reprovals.
Rather does he show good sense and an intelligence
that shows he is willing to profit by his mistakes
which may be pointed out to him.
In the wider interpretation of the word "rebuke"
as found in the text, comes "criticism." And there
is 110 greater help to the strupglers in all fields of
endeavor than honest criticism of their failings and
mistakes. Of course, there is a lot of stuff scattered
broadcast which masquerades under the designation
of "criticism," but which is far from being the real
thing. It is nothing more than the ravings of the
egotistical, those individuals who have a misconcep-
tion of their own importance and the powers of
their minds; who develop fancies and theories about
all things under the sun which are at variance with
the correct ones. They toss them to friends and the
public merely to attract notice. It is not difficult
to separate the wheat from the chaff in criticism,
and that of the false variety brings nothing but
smiles and ridicule for its promulgators from .all
persons except those who are intellectually weak or
But the true and the honest criticism is helpful,
or should be if it is given in the right spirit and
accepted in the same way. The man who pays no
attention to it, who shuns it as though it was poison,
who feels his dignity insulted if he is admonished
by his friends to do things differently—that man
is not going to attain much of a measure of suc-
cess in life's battles. He will find that "going it
alone" is a way where the path is short and where
the pitfalls are many. Rebukes of te wise, the crit-
icisms justly given, arc the bulwarks of civilizcd so-
ciety. And more heed should be paid to them by
every one who has desires to amount to anything.
VERSE FOR TODAY
THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
MARK, II-Z7J—AND HE SAID UNTO
THEM, THE SABBATH WAS MADE
FOR MAN, AND NOT MAN FOR THE
THE COMING WEEK.
l'resfclent Tall Id expected t0 deliver
K" addrest; nt the National Music Fee-
tlval in Madison Square Garden, New
uruiid jury will ,«avenc at Tyler, Tex.,
to consider evidence against the alleged
lynchers of the negro Jim Hodge.
Boot and Shoe Workers International
will convene in annual session at Syra-
cuse, n. y.
American Institute on Banking will
open Its annual convention In Seattle.
International Railway Fuel Association
wid convene In Chicago.
International Conference of Meteorolo-
gists will meet In J^ondon.
Women's national tennis champion-
ships begin at 1'hfladeiphla.
Miss Maud Adams will have a company
of 1.300 actors in a gigantic production
of Joan of Arc" In the stadium of Haf-
Scientists from all over tho world will
participate In the Charles Dhrwln cen-
ter) nary celebration at Cambridge Uni-
Debt hearing of Virginia against West
v Irginin aggregating several millions, |D
dispute half a ©intury. will be resumed.
National Gafc. and Gasoline Engine
Trades Association will hegin summer
meeting in South Rend, Ind.
National Association of Managers of
Newspaper Circulation will convene in
National Association of Real Estate
Exchange will begin Its annual conven-
tion In Detroit, to last three days.
Rankers of ti* Northwestern states will
begin joint annual convention In Seattle.
I nlversity (.f Michigan alumni will meet
to bid farewell to President Angell.
International polo match for the Amer-
ican cup will begin in England.
National Farmers' Educational and Co-
operative Union will begin a week's ses.
s|on in Atlanta.
National open golf championship tour-
nament begins on the Englewood links,
to i e concluded Friday.
Alton B. Parker, former Democratic
presidential candidate, will deliver ad-
dress at College of city of New York.
King Edward and Queen Alexandria
will hold the sccond June court.
Surburban Handicap will open racing
meet at Sheepshead Bay.
Pacific coast members of the Christian
Endeavor Union will begin convention at
Track races of the Quaker City Motor
Club at Point Breeze, x. J. •
Commencement week exercises begln-
lng at Yale and Ilardvard Universities.
Leach. Cross and Dick Hyland will
fight 45 rounds at Colma, Cal.
CUTS AMD SLASHES
IS IT TOO BAD.
A few weeks ago the Oklahoman, the Times and
the "pocket-liners" of Oklahoma City started a
State Capital movement. No one else was in tho
They did not want any one else in tho contest but
pretended they did.
Guthrie and Shawnee were dragged into a hold-
up game, and are still fighting to get out, by these
self-appointed state regulators and guardians at Ok-
Guthrie and Shawnee having been dragged into
the a flair, ft'hich smelled bad at its commencement,
decided to tell a few truths.
Other newspapers of the state decided to statt
a few facts.
And what is the result?
Oklahoma City started something it could not fin-
And now that dear old pocket-lining town—com-
monly known as llogopolis, is crying—unfair
don't knock us and a few other pet expressions oi
the "quitter" who is caught bluffing.
SAME OLD GAME.
The Oklahoman continues its policy of deception
and misrepresentation, especially in referring to the
State Capital. In an editorial yesterday morning
the Oklahoman reprints the same two selected para
graphs from a State Capital editorial and makes
about the same comment as was made by the Times
in a previous day's issue.
Why is it that the Oklahoman and the Times do
not reprint the entire editorials so that their read-
ers may know exactly what the State Capital did
The State Capital dares the Oklahoman and the
Times to reprint in full editorials the statements
made regarding Oklahoma City.
These two papers know that they do not dare
do so and it is more than possible that the syndicate
of "Pocket-liners" who furnish the great part of
their real estate advertisements, have forced the
to commence some sort of a defense.
IT WOULD NOT DO AT ALL.
If the two combination newspapers of Oklahoma
City desired to do good for the people of their town
they would reprint a few editorials from the scores
of newspapers in the state in which "Hogopolis" is
told a few things about itself.
Possibly all would not be pleased hut they might
learn how to evade mistakes in the future and at
the same time they would know just what kind of
a reputation the Pocket-liners have given them.
If the Oklahoma City people could only see them-
selves as they are being viewed by the people of the
state there would be a sudden killing off of the gang
of ''Pocket-liner-rea 1-estato-grafters'' who are back-
ing up the Graft City Stato Capital location deal.
In Roumania there is a prison for women which
is managed by women.
* Arizona, rich in precious metals, hopes
to produce oil. Prospectors have found
indications of the existence of oil wesi
of Agua callentc, end it is expected uut
wells will bo sunk there.
General Stewart L. Woodruff, president
of the Hudson-Fulton celebration com-
mission, expects that from twenty-five
to thirty ilrst class battleships, repre-
senting various nation®, will be in New
•York harbor next September.
Not Ml the men who dived from the
East . .• jtridges in New York survived,
but two riveters at work on the new
Manhattan bridge, fell the other day
and swam ashore, not much .the worse
.for the experience.
Students of the history of civilization
will be interested in the statement made
■it the national negro conference In New
York that In the last twenty-five years
3.>4 men. women and children have been
lynched In the United States.
Austria Is to build three Dreadnoughts,
but that'll be about the limit of possible
use for the Austrian sea coast, it serves
however, to force a three-power standaid
>n Britain Instead of a two power.—
An interesting suggestion that the con-
tinental powers might induce Great
Britain to cut down her navy by reduc-
ing their town. But somewhat academic,
England must have more warships. The
tact that the king recently kissed the
kaiser, and vice versa, didn't set tho
British mind at rest.—Toledo Blade.
If the present frenzied struggle for
naval supremacy betvVeen England and
Germany is long continued, other nations
will very likely be able to buy some first
cia.<s Drea Inoughta cheap at reavers'
"ales iv little later on.—New Orleans
It may be learned from English news-
papers that whatever happens anywhere
in the world, the moral is that England
must build eight more Dreadnoughts.—
Brooklyn Standard Union.
I'pon petition the pnoplr 0r Boloxl. Mlsa.
will vote June 24 f n the question or
adopting (lie rommlMlon form or govern-
n>ent lor thilr own town.
The 1-liamh.T nf commerce of Roanok*.
\ a . 1h trying t,0 form a union of all tho
larger cltloa of tho mare In favor of the
on form of i
ernment, and pro-
poses a convention |n Revoke for Sep^
lember 15 and l# to frame a petition to
the legislature. At present there is
clans in the state constitution which
blocks efforts toward commission rule as
It provides that citlen of a certain sine
shall be governed by bi-cameral ward-
In the opinion of tho Boston Traveler
• Ind.) "Mr, Taft's Judicial training
makes him scrupulously careful of h|s
rospeet for and compliance with the law
which separates the executive, judlclni
and legislative functions of tho govern-
mnt. nnd Secretary rVeagh'f speech is
as n^ar a threat to the congress as he
can probably And It possible to mnk*.
Considered in this nRht it Is reasonable
to expect that if the congress dn™ not
conform to the promises made by Taft
luring his campaign and put an honest
tariff bill before hiaj, he will veto it"
The happiness of your life depends up-
on the quality of your thoughts.—Mar-
Doubt is often faith in the making.—
W. J. Dawson.
AH who Joy would win,
Hunt share It,—
Happiness was born a twin
Whether any particular day shall bring
to you mors of happiness or suffering,
in largely beyond your power t6 deter-
mine; whethe" each day of your life
shall give haipineee or suffering rests
with yourself.—George L. Merrlan.
My life Is a brief, brief thing,
I'm herj for a little space,
But while I stay,
I'd like, if I may,
To brighten and better the place.
There is no use in arguing with the
Inevitable; tho only argument with an
east wind is to put your overcoat on.—
Two thousand automobiles for use in
Jkiahoma and other parts of tne south-
west nave been ordered in indianapolis.
If automobiles had been used in Okla-
homa on Forefather's Day, there would
have been many burst tires as the re-
sults of fine marksmanship.—<Jlobe-Demo-
What Is Kate Bernard doing with her
pretty Oklahoma convicts? Has she
made Sunday school teacners of any or
them yet, who are forgotten and lert
to the '.ender mercies of the Oklahoma
prison authorities? At last report, the
Oklahoma men were expressing a desire
to be back in the LanBlng pen.—Leaven-
worth Post. P"
Senator Owen of oklahoma has now
Rhode Island. The Rhode Islander nas
long bestrode nls state like a coliosuh,
but this never gave the country a sus-
picion of how long his legs really are.
In bestriding the whole country he may
Boxes labeled "tomatoes'' and ••gloss"
;arch, but whJch really concealed bot-
tled Whiskey, are being seized by Umjed
States authorities in prohibition Okla-
homa when shipped from Missouri. They
ire seized, however because of their false
labels, not because of the whiskey, whien
may be shipped lawfully. It must be that
the persons to wnom they are ardress'-a
are citizens who wish to stock their cel-
lars without unpleasant comment by
th-?lr neighbors.—Indianapolis Star.
It is one of the amdking facts In con-
gress that the blind senator from Okla-
homa can see much more clearly than
the majority.—New York World.
A Washf!ng on correspondent says
Senator Gore, the blind senator, Is led
around by his wife.—Houston Post.
The demand for nine foot sheets has dis-
appeared In Oklahoma. Everybody calls
Upon recommendation of Secretary or
Agriculture Wilson, a number of Tulsa
county farmers began the experiment of
raising alfalfa, new to tha-t region a
year ago. This year Arthur An tie planted
fifteen acres in alfalfa. Already he has
realized three tons to the acre from two
crops and will harvest two and posslbi;
three more crops during the season.
Perhaps tho highest price for wheat in
Oklahoma this year, or any otljer section
of the country for that matter, has al-
ready been contracted with Gust John-
son of Grant county. lie has closed a
contract to deliver a car load of hard
wheat to a grain Arm in New Jersey for
J1.30 per bushel, provided that he gets
the first car of wheat out of Oklahoma
th's year. Mr. Johnson will begin cut-
ting his wheat this week, and Indica-
tions now are that he will deliver the
Through the efforts of Congressman
B. S. McCfuire the G. A. R. Post of
Chandler has secured the consent of the
war department to have on of the large
cannons used during the civil war for a
monument to be placed in the court
house yard there.
Congressman Charles D. Carter of Ard-
more baa appointed Fisher Rawlins as
a candidate for studentship at the An-
napolis naval academy.
PERSONS AND PLACES \
Judge O. A. Harker, dean of the law-
school at the University of Illinois, re-
calied In a recent address the fact that
ol the flr*t four Justices of the supreme
court of Illinois one had not been ad-
mitted to the bar, and the others were
not distinguished for their legal attain-
Years ago sturgeon were plentiful la
the Susquehanna river, but they were
practically exterminated by fishermen
with seines. Now, tho federal govern-
ment has arranged to Import sturgeon
from Russia. Pennsylvania will get a
share and the Susquehanna will be
Notwithstanding the order 0f the sec-
Mary of the navy prohibiting the mar-
riage of midshipmen, it is expected that
the wedding of Midshipman Hugh R. Van
De Boe of Cleveland and Miss Mary K.
Soott will tone place. The midshipman
Is said to contend that his contract to
marry had been made before tie order
wa Issued, it could not be affected by
the department ruling.
Tho suit of tho West Publishing Co.,
of St. Paul, Minn., against the Edward
Thompson Company of Northport, L. I.,
which has Just boon decided in favor of
the defendants by Judge Chatfleld in the
United Rtntrn circuit enurt in Brooklyn,
was remarkable for the mass of testimony
and exhibits aooumuUted, The lltlgn-
tion extended over six y««r«, and the
testimony was mora vollmlnous than that
in the standard Oil Company cane. Tho
stilt was bn«ed upon an alleged infringe,
ment of copyright, and several hundred
Witnesses testified Judge Chatfleld'n do-
cision covered 123 typ« written pajjes.
Why is it that a law making body can-
not restrict itself in making appropria-
tions to the amount of revenues? Con-
gress provided expenses far in excess ot
its Income. What possessed it to act that
way? Of course, tho explanation Is
there is such a clamor from tho outside
that tliey couldn't refuse. Then they
ought to have stayed at home In the
hope that somebody might be returned
who had backbone enough to say "no"
when it was tho duty to say it.
The example of Pennsylvania Is es-
pecially disgusting. There appropriations
were made exceeding revenues by over
J20.OO0.0U0, leaving the poor governor to
wrestle with vetoes and reductions
Those legislators were warned of what
they were doing—that they hadn't this
money to spend—and so It was wrong
to appropriate it, but they went on in
their extravagance regardless of conse-
The trouble was they truckled to tne
demands of constituents; they wanted
to curry favor with tljem, although
they knew they had no right to do it.
But right and duty do not seem to
figure In a case of this kind; only sordid
and selfish motives hold sway. It is
strange that when a man gets Into
r. legislature of any kind he insists upon
trying to make 2 plus 2 equal 6.—Ohio
1 have plunged luto Hie. Q G .
As the diver into tho sea.
Knowing and heeding naught,
Save Thine old command to me. ~
Go and seek for thy pearl,
Hldden whereever it be, ^ r
And the waters are in my eyes,
They clutch at my straining breath!
Thep beat in my cars, yet "Beek"
My heart still whispereth, . /
And I grope and forbear to call * 1 }
On the easy resucer, Death I J*
For thy pearl must be here In tho catMi
If ever a warrant there be,
'or that old command of Thine
To plunge into life and sea.
So I search, for I trust In Thy truth,
O Thou Lord of the Truth—and of mel
—Lily A. Long, in Harper's Magaalne.
THE STATE PRESS
Oklahoma farmers are more scarce ol
hired help than ever before, tilnce the
hours ot work cannot be regulated as by
the unions in the cities, how shall they
soive the problem? Shall they make
crops on shares with the nired help and
tneir own children to keep them on the
farm?— State Register.
There Is some talk in the papers about
"dry farming. "Oh, yes, tho people of
Texas and- parts of Kansas are doing a
practical stunt along that line.—Cimarron
Robert Johnson Is said to be a bad
coon. Recently he beat hi3 sweetheart
over the head with an Iron and came
near braining her. When brought into
court to answer the charge yesterday
the complaining witness did not appear.
Johnson was then arrested as a vag and
is now in jail. Johnson generally Is m
Jail while in Enid.—Enid Wave-Demo
Sometimes we can't help speculating
on what would become of oklahoma CHy
if a certain fellow there should get sick,
or die. or entirely lose his mind, or for-
get how to operate a typewriter, or have
to leave. What would become of the old
town and all the people if any 0f these
tilings should happen? It's too horrible
lo think of:—Tulsa World.
TO THE POINT
A "dashy" man Is never of much use
If a man expects to amount to any
thing, he must do it in spite oi bad
There probably never was a red headc 1
boy who wasn't called "Red" by his
Friday was a good day at the United
States treasury, receipts exceeding ex-
penditures by $1227,380.^0.
You have probably noticed that the
man who succeeds attends to his busi
ness pretty steadily.
Tho peeking women do at the depot
whicn they call kissing, is about the fun-
niest thing In the world.
If there was anything In hypnotism,
women would have used It long ago in
controlling their hired girls.
No matter what you happen to believe
your deeds arc going t0 attract a good
deal more attention -than your creeds.
If a woman refuses to play on the
piano, it is because she wasn't coaxed
enough, not because she thinks she can't
It is wonderful and terrible hnw ex-
travagant engaged folks are with love,
and how economical they are with it
Some ot the agents ore very clever.
Why do they devote their talents to sell-
ing sefs of books to women who will
cry after they get them?
ant to ask your advice," said
a citizen to a brakeman recently., "AH
right," thoNtorakeman replied," but I give
you notice*"that my advice Isn't worth
Ho waved his arms and hands ubout
As if he were distracted, &
And that ho was I have no doubt*
So foolishly he aoted.
He stretched his fingers wide-apart
And those digits wiggled.
I own It gave me quite a start
To hear him when he giggled.
He uttered incoherent sounds,
tfome of them wierd and walling. ^
You will admit I hud somo grounds \
To think his xnlud was falling.
He clucked and grunted, crowed and
The while insanely smiling.
"Poor man!" I thought. "He's surely
Some portion of his tiling." \ -
I thought I'd call for help, but then
W 1th fright my tongue was twisted;
I contemplated fainting, when
He suddenly desisted.
And then 1 saw uie reason wny
He acted like a gaby
Hb merely thought lie had to try
To entertain the baby.
"Father," said little Roilo, "what's a
tolble?" "A foible, my son, is something
somebody else is Interested In and you
farmer Hayrick—"Why are you goi:>g
to charge the summer boarderB more this
year?" Farmer Corn'assel—"I've called
the place a bungalow."
Doctor—"Did you give your husband the
powder I left, Mrs. Mulligan?" Mrs.
Mulligan—"Indade Oi did, sor. An' he s
been blowin' me Up Iver since."
"I understand the manager Is paying
fabulous salaries to his leading singers."
"Not fabulous," rejoined tne cynical pjresi
Boston I,ady—."Did you learn anything
at the woman's club?" New York Lady -
"Absolutely nothing. Wish I hadn't gona
1 had seen all the gowns before.
'I think a loafer is about as bad a
an ordinary hobo." "And 1 think he i
worse, a hobo moves around a littio,
but a loafer stays in the same town anc
works the same woman for his hara*
V oung man, said the boss, "coint
hither and listen." He approached
"W hen you've made a mistake, forge; 11
and go on to the next Job. Don't pottei
around all day adding a lot 0f Untshms
( STRANGE NIEWS STORIES j
Grubbing for his hat In the water,
Atlee B. Allison, assistant teasurer 01
Nlxons' Theatre, Pittsburg, who is visit.
Ing at Colwyn, Pa., was badly bitten on
the ituie finger by a six pound snapping
turtle while rowing in Darby creek, nil
brother had to cut the turtle's head ofl
be lore Allison'# bleeding finger could 01
The one year old child of Allan Muill«
gan of Philadelphia wus struck by a
shifting eglno and sent flying over •
five foot board fence, landing unhurt In t
tub of water. There was not a mark 01
bruise on the infant's body.
In a New York hospital, when detec*
tlves tried to get an ante-mortem state*
ment from a man shot in the abdomen,
and who, tho surgeons said, was likelj
die, the patient said: "Glvo me inj
clothes. I'm going to get out of heroi
my bullet, ain't it?" And he left,
couldn't be held at the hospital be*
cause he wasn't a prisoner.
Officials of tho Union of Cabdrlvers. ob
strike In Chicago have employed Prof. I
Maizinl. a phrenologist, to examine th«
"bumps" of strikers under suspicion t«
determine their "sUrktultiveness" quail'
ties. Some of the bumps caused the pro«
fessor to smile with satisfaction; othcri
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PREACHERS AND TOBACCO HABIT.
To the State Capital;
interviews with certain mlnl&ters of our
city as to their views on the use of to-
bacco by ministers, as shown in your
Sunday issue, deserve more than passing
What a Jolly set of fellows those Pres-
byterians are that they pass resolutions
In such a jocular manner. Won't they
include beer at the next synod, so some
of the dear brethren can add that to
their "Joker" list.
Political parties are sometimes apt to
meet !n convention and put a few Jokoa
to their party creeds, but for ministers
to do so is n new move. Then to think
how sanctified another brother has be-
coms that he can "smoke to the alarv
Of course, these ministers try t® jus
tlfy th*lr °wn unclean habits by lincunj
an excuse, but for all Uioy may say "Mi
Smoker and "Mr, Tippler" are vcr
22!I and b0 ,onff no t!,°
teach the use of lobeeeo by setting th
example tho enloon will contlnuo to fin
easy picking in the way of rocrulta, 1,
tdne times out of ton tobacco preoe>d<
beer and is tho champion tastcmakcr ic
A. man who woars the ministerial rol
and lacks the spiritual uplift sufficient 1
preaoh against tho dirty habit, lot aloi
using it himself, has simply mlssod h
calling Mr. Editor, 1 was not a memb<
of the lats Synod, not even of the Prei
byterlan church, but I'll ventur" to ai
sen that the anti-tobacco resolution wi
not a "Joke," but, on the contrary, tt
minister who no quotes It u> a "Joker,
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