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INaliyelive inlidhet White light of publicitytha Whether the leadership

be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and
envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry,
the reward and the punishment are always the same. [The re-
ward is a widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial
and detraction. When a man's work becomes a standard for the
whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts of the envious
few. If his work be merely mediocre, he will be left severely
alone—if he achieve a masterpiece, it will set a million tongues
a wagging. Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the
artist who produces a commonplace painting. Whatsoever you
write, or paint, or play, or sing, or build, no one will strive to
surpass or to slander you, unless your work be stamped with the
seal of genius. Long, long, after a great work, or a good work
has been done, those who are disappointed or envious, continue to
cry out that it can not be done. Spiteful little voices in the
domain of art were raised against our own Whistler as a mounte-
bank, long after the big world had acclaimed him its greatest
artistic genius. Multitudes focked to Bayreuth to worship at the
musical shrine of Wagner, while the little group of those whom he
had dethroned and displaced, argued angrily that he was no musi-
cian at all. The little world continued to protest that Fulton
could never build a steamboat, while the big world flocked to the
river banks to see his boat steam by. (The leader is assailed
because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added
proof of that leadership. Failing to equal or to excel, the fol-
lower seeks to depreciate and to destroy—but only confirms once
more the superiority of that which he strives to supplant. There
is nothing new in this. It is as old as the world and as old
as the human passions—envy, fear, greed, ambition, and the de-
sire to surpass. And it all avails nothing. If the leader truly
leads, he remains — the leader. Master-poet, master-painter,
master-workman, each in his turn is assailed, and each holds
his laurels through the ages. That which is good or great
makes itself known, no matter how loud the clamor of denial.
(That which deserves to live-lives.

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Giving Her a Chance.

Express.) “Mary, you tell us,” she said, The fussy lady had noticed that the rude "what is the function of the stomach.” man sitting beside her on the street-car “The function of the stomach," the little had expectorated on the floor. The fussy girl answered, “is to hold up the petticoat." lady, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, immediately signaled the conductor and that English As She Is Wrote. official came in to see what was wanted. London Tit-Bits collects number of

“Do you allow spitting in this car?" de- ludicrous specimens of inverted meaning manded the fussy lady.

caused by misplaced clauses. Here are some "Well, no," replied the conductor. “But of them : you on the platform if you "I

man digging a well with want to, lady.”

Roman nose.'

A bill presented to a farmer ran thus: Couldn't See the Hole.

"To hanging two barn doors and myself, Another street-car story is gathered by 4s. 6d.”. the Chestnut Editor of Everybody's. A very

An advertizer wrote: “Wanted, a young small man sat in a street-car until he became man to look after a horse of the Methodist tightly wedged in from both sides. There en- persuasion." tered a large, handsome woman, upholstered

A remarkable instance of charity: “A to the minute. She took the strap in front wealthy gentleman will adopt a little boy with of the small man, and was hanging to it in a small family.” discomfort when he arose with a flourish In the account of a shipwreck appeared of politeness and touched her arm,

the following: “The captain swam ashore. “Take my seat, madam,” he said with a So did the chambermaid; she was insured smile and a bow.

for a large sum, and loaded with pig iron." “Oh, thank you very much,” she replied, An Irishman complained to his physician and turned toward the seat. Then, smiling that “he stuffed him so much with drugs that genially, she added :

he was ill a long time after he got well.” "Where did you get up from?"

The Generous Little Boy. Knew What He Wanted to Give. He was a good little boy, says à London Billie, who had been having trouble with paper, and very thoughtful. It was during his older cousin Ralph, came into the house, a long spell of dry weather and he had so the Ladies' Home Journal tells us. His heard of the great scarcity of water throughmother, knowing nothing of the trouble, said: out the country. “Billie, what would you like to give your

He came to his mother and slipped his cousin Ralph for Christmas ?”

hand into hers. "I know what I'd like to give him," said “Mama,” he said, "is it true that in some Billie savagely, “but I ain't big enough." places the little boys and girls have scarcely

enough water to drink?” The Deluded Cow.

“That is what the papers say, my dear.”. “Even animals show their feeling,” re

“Mama,” he said in his earnest way, “as marked the comedian to a friend the other long as the water is so very, very scarce, I day. (This happened in England; London think I ought to give up bein' washed.” Tit-Bits tells it.) “Only yesterday an animal showed me gratitude. I was wandering along Why He Wished a Change. a stream in the country when I met a cow In a certain town—the Pittsburgh Chronin great distress. Her calf was drowning. icle, which tells the story, doesn't tell what I plunged in the water and rescued the calf, town--the local forecaster of the weather and the grateful cow licked my hand.” was so often wrong that his predictions be

"That wasn't gratitude," replied the friend. came a standing joke to his no small annoy“The cow thought she had twins.”

ance, for he was very sensitive. At length,

in despair of living down his reputation, he Turning on a Suffragist.

asked headquarters to transfer him to At a luncheon Dr. Lyman Abbott, so the other station. Washington Star reports, sat beside a suf

A brief correspondence ensued. fragist, who harangued him from the hors "Why,” asked headquarters, “do you wish d'oeuvre to the coupe jacques on the im- to be transferred ?”

“Because," the forecaster promptly replied, portance of a

With his urbane smile Dr. Abbott endured “the climate doesn't agree with me. the young lady's_eloquence till the coming of the coffee. Then he ventured

to say,

Murphy's Eye. very mildly :

"Oi, Oi!” chortled Casey; "an' did Ma"The importance of woman? The im- loney give yez th' black oye ?" portance of woman? I have heard nothing "He did not,” retorted Murphy with digbut the importance of woman' for the last nity, according to the Ladies' Home Journal, hour. Yet surely Scripture teaches us that "he give me only th' black.

Oi hod th’oye woman is but a side issue !"

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Paid For Two.

Bobby Was In a Hurry.
Little Gladys, says a writer in Harper's,

Ercrybody's gives us this:

Little Bobby's father was accompanied her grandmother to church one

a doctor, and morning, and when the contribution-plate Bobby liked nothing better than to take his came around she dropped in a couple of father's case in one hand, his overcoat in the pennies her father had given her. The old other, and go down the street for a block or lady was about to contribute also, when two to some imaginary patient. One winter's Gladys murmured, audibly: “Never mind, day, when he started out he forgot to close grandma'; I paid for two.

the door.

“Bobby,” called mother's voice sweetly,

"please close the door.” But Bobby was in As Little Mary Viewed It.

a hurry and went on.
The teacher was examining the class in
physiology. (This comes from the Buffalo

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"Robert," came

father's sterner voice, "close that door."

Bobby returned and closed the door. Some time later he came in quietly, put up the case and overcoat, and started upstairs.

“Bobby,” said mother, ingratiatingly, "how's your patient?"

"Dead," was the laconic answer. Gone dead while I was shútting that old door."

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An Oratorical Climax. In the House of Commons, a member from the Emerald Isle, speaking of the extension of the Irish franchise, ended his oration as follows:

"You should refrain from throwing open the floodgates of democracy, lest you pave the way for a general conflagration."

No Wonder He's Proud

Starting the Day Wrong.
There was

a gloom on the face of the New England farmer, says the N. Y. Evening Post.

"What's the matter, Elijah?” asked his nearest neighbor. “Flapjacks given out over to your house?

"Il'orse'n that,” said Elijah. “You know, 'twasn't apple year, and wife says we can't have any more apple pie for breakfast."

"Can't you make out if you have apple pie noon and night ?"

"I can, because I've got to,” said Elijah, "but, I tell you, it upsets me, starting in litbe day wrong like that.”

A Great Play. “Well,” said the man from the Cross-Bar Ranch, "we have everything over to Butte that's worth while, I guess. On January 14,

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What It Sounded Like to Ella. Fine music and fine poultry

two things of which little Ella's father was very fond, says the Ladies' Home Journal. Recently he bought a talking machine and among other records was one of a very brilliant aria by a great coloratura soprano. The baby listened closely to the runs of the bewildering music until the singer struck some high arpeggios and trills at the close, when she exclaimed:

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A Blow to the Missionary Cause. A clergyman tells an amusing story, as reported in a London paper, of a worthy vicar in a rural parish who had waxed eloquent in the interest of foreign missions one Sunday, and was surprised on entering the village shop during the week to be greeted with marked coldness by the old dame who kept it.

On asking the cause, the good woman produced a half a crown from a drawer, and, throwing it down before him, said:

"I marked that coin and put it in the plate last Sunday, and here it is back in my shop. I knowed well them poor Africans never got the money !”

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He Had the Car. In honor of a visit paid to his plant by the governor of the State, an automobile manufacturer, says Everybody's, once had a complete car assembled in something like seven minutes.

Scme weeks after this feat was heralded in the daily papers, the 'phone at the factory rang vigorously.

"Is it true that you assembled a seven minutes at your factory ?” the voice asked.

"Yes,” came ihe reply. “Why?”

"Oh, nothing,' said the calm inquirer, "only I've got the car !”

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It Could Be Done. “Patience and perseverance will accomplish all things," was a favorite saying of an old

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