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": ql ALLAN POE I SIROS THAT "BURN a little lstance fl'om T ' " . he Christian Herald prints fifty- the throbbing heart of two sermons a year. It has been do- ' of New York, stands the sire- ting so for more than forty years. The Edgar Allan Poe, readers of The Heraht read these ser- famous of all Southern wri-i mons clear through. It is an interest- of the world's great lit-ling fact that the sermon page is pop- sts, wrote some of his best ular. It i probably read by more of t was in this cottage in I that his beautiful Virginia s girl-wife, the inspiration of W0rk, his star, his shrine. I sake he had taken the cot- I the revt and quiet would but the hope was a I day by day, she stead-[ and we 'all know the bitter winer of 1846, insufficient bed clothing warm, the poet- WOuld wrap his overcoat and the wonderful cat, con- great usefulness, would at her side to add its our subscribers than any other page of the paper. The writers of these fifty-Lwo ser- mons a year belong to a great many different denominations. Probably turing the forty years we have print- in that cottage in "the the two clung to one so weak and lov- brae and desolate--] all his ballads: first told in the stanzas of the vision of the separa- to be. And it was dur- o suspense ana pov- of all other cQnsola- of. his aching Allan Poe wrote which no one can read ed sermons they have been written by ministers of more than forty differ- ent sects. But here is the nub of this edito- rial: Out of the hundreds of sermons THE GUARDIAN I 00THUSIASM ' Enthusiasnl is the greatest business asset in the world it beats money and power and influence. Single- handed the euchmiast convinces and dominates where a small army of ::: :., workers wouhl scarcely raise a tremor "::.:::t'[ of interest. Enthusiasm tramples over . .... ! prejudice and opposition,, spurns in- i3 action, storms the citadel of its obje:t, 1 and like an avalanche overwhelms and 'gulfs all obstacles. Enthusiasm is -J faith in action; and faith and initi:- tive rightly combined remove moun- !1 i tajnous barriers and achieve the un- heard of and miraculous. Set the germ of enthusiasm afloat in your business; carry it in your attitude and manner; it spreads like a contagion and in- submitted or asked for we find it very fluences every fiber of your indugtry, difficult to get fifty-two sermons a!it begets and inspires effects you did year that are readable. If we (lid nt' not dream of;it means increase in nmke it a rule to return all sermons' production and decrease in costs; it not used (whether accompanied by means joy and pleasure and satisfac- Uncle Sam's currency or not)), we lion to your workers; it means life would have ermons to burn. real and virile; it means spontaneous But we don't want sermons to burn. oedrock results--the vital tiungs that We want sermons that burn. And, i pay dividends.--Electrocraft. frankly, a good many sermons that ministers try to write may sound I WHICH ARE YOU? good when accompanied by the per- , sonal magnetism and voice of the There are two kinds of people on preacher, but they don't read well. earth today; They don't burn. They are cold. They Just two kinds of people, no more, wouldn't even make a good sandwich! 1 say. in between the editorials and the se- Not the sinner and saint, for 'tis well rial. understoocl Page thirty-five Make Your Crops Early Ey the Use of WHITE D IAM 0 ND FERTILIZER IIIIIIIIIIIIIIillllllllill|llllllllillllillllllllllllllll ON ACCOUNT OF THE CAR SITUATION AND BIG DE- MAND FOR OUR FERTILIZER, IT IS ADVISABLE TO HAVE the morrow--vainly SOught to borrow surcease of sorrow-- for the lost Lenore. and radiant malden angel named Lenol'e. haunted by its rhythm, Give us sermons that burn. Out of[The good are half-bad, and the bact reflection and an echo the heart. Not homiletic reviews. Not I are half-good. ohl illustrations. Not repetitions. But Not the rich and the poor, for to count . sermons that make the reader want to a man's wealth 'get up an(I go out and live the God- You must first know the state of his life. Yes, give us sermons tha hurn, conscience and health. not sermons to burn.Christian Her-[ Not the humble and proud, fro" in ald, New York. the pathos of life, how to set this pathos a.Poe's love for his wife . rght, beautiful thing in lilal:ehr:::alsm:r::l;Ott " : - of his great love for her, and her abid-I true affection for lnim. a child when he married the sweetes' and Sad she was a ehiht, by the sea; W!th a love that was love, Lee; the w.'inged seraphs Sad me. eam, the memory of together came with pathos, but and with the of his heart reach- the note of lasting says: -, " - the angels in heaven 011S down under the sea, the my soul from Annabel Le, .he magic went out him almost irre- visible or sustain- him, save Virginia's Woman whose love' even the deepest Poe had his faults and there must have been l SUch deathless devo- of these pure TO- life was enshroud- 2, and it seems the that he (lid not live of the golden sheaves a quarter of a cen-I richest and rarest almost forgotten in Westminster Maryland, but of Virginia ed shrine.--Ave HARVEST -sings. Do not gc of Your benefits in the few disappoint- Let the many, blot out the that stand back in  ell Your sorrows are When you look back, you will appear oraped your best of good. Where the tearing up your ahd destroying you will find sand times more fulfills. Out light. Ou of DOWN INTO THE DUST Is it worth while that we jeer at a brother Bearing his loaci on the rough road of life ? Is it worth while that we jeer at each other In the blackness of heart--that we war to the knife? God pity us all in our witiful strife. God pity us all as we jostle each other; God pardon us all for the triumphs we eel When a fellow goes down 'neath his load on the heather, Pierced to the heart; words are keen- er than steel, And mightiest far for woe or for weal. Were it not well, in this brief little  journey, On over the isthmus, down into the tide; We give him a fish instead of a ser- pent, Ere folding the hands to be and abide Forever and aye in the dust by "his side. Look at the roses saluting each other, Look at the herds all at peace on the plain-- Man, and man only, makes war on his brother And laughs in his heart at his peril and pain, Shamed by the beasts that go clown on the plain. Is it worth while that we battle to humble Some poor fellow soldier down into the dust ? God pity us all. Time oftsoon will tumble All of us together hke leaves in a gust, Humbled indeed down in the (lust. --Joaquin Miller. THINK IT OVER A frown went scowling clown the street one pleasant day in May, And, friend, wouht you believe it, ev- ery one it met that day, Man, woman, lad and lassie; it is i queer, but it is true-- As soon as they came near it, went, off a-frowning, too. Next day a smile went beaming: down "that self-same street, And every single person that it win- somely (lid meet, Man, woman, lad and lassie, and it went for many a mile, Jogged homeward all a-happy wear- ing such a pleasant smile. Now from this little fable it is very plain to see, There's no one but has influence, whoever he may be. And if you're cross and crabbed, you make others crabbect, too. But if you smile on others, they will Out of dis- likewise smile on you. brings appoint-[ year is a harp- There are two things of popular ac- Past years, each tivity--trying to talk a person into or laht. out of something. life's little span Who puts on vain airs is not counted a mall. Not thee happy and sad, for the swift flying years Bring each man his laughter and each man his tears. No; the two ldnds of people on earth I mean Are the people who lift and the people who lean. [ Wherever you go you will find the l worhl's masses Are always divided into just these two classes. And oddly enough, you will find, too, I Teen, There is only one lifter to twenty who lean. In which class are you? Are you easing the load YOUR SHIPMENTS MADE EARLY IN THE YEAR. WE ARE LOCATED SO SHIPMENTS CAN REACIt YOU WITH LEAST POSSIBLE DELAY. YOU WILL BE t LEASED WITtt OUR FERTILIZER. Arkansas Fertilizer Co. BOX 945 , LITTLE ROCK, ARK. ml Of overtaxed lifters who toil down the ': -  .. w road ? Or are you a leaner, who lets others bear Your portion of labor and worry and care ? --Selected. Morning Glory Brand YOUR PARISH PRIEST If you're trying to find the kind of a priest Like the kind of a priest you like; You needn't put your clothes in a MEAT PRODUCTS And go on a long, long hike. You'll only find what you life behino For there's really nothing new. It's a knock at yourself when you knocz your priest It isn't your priest--it's you! 1 You say he talks on money each When you see a morning glory in reality or a picture think of our week, . sweet sugar cured hams and bacon, also our fresh beef and pork ' That's the only sermon we hear. cuts, cut from the choicest and well corn fed live stock. If every church member were just like you, For many years the people of this community have failed to pro- , Wouhl the Church debt ever be clear? duce enough food at home. If sufficient food stuffs were raised to afford a surplus for markets, then there has existed no ade- The parish is made by those not t afraid quate market facilities for certain products. Lest somebody else get ahead, One of the basic remedies is the establishment of stock yards When a few (Io the work and the rest ] of you shirk, and meat slaughtering facilities in the city of Little Rock. Our No wonder the parish is dead. enterprise supphes a most valuable asset for the entire state which will prove a nucleus of a live stock industry very likely So support the Church and your par- to expand greatly in size and ilnportance from year to year. I ish priest, Please remember this saying, too, The producer and consumer should appreciate the possibility of It's a knock at yourself whei you this great industry and lend it all possible support, both by aid- knock your priest, It isn't your priest--it's Voul ing and growth of additional live stock and by aiding in the con- sumption of the plant's home products. HOW PAPER FOILS I 0RGERS  A safety paper recently designed  REMEMBER for banking purposes has for its ob- ,e ject prevention of all efforts o change a check after it has once been . Imade. Check-raising is one of the  That we nlalmfacture high grade sausage of all kinds together hardest things that the banking peo- [ with choice pure hog lard. ple have to contend against, and it is [" made impossible with this paper,  which is covered with a minute de-  WRITE US FOR PRICES AND PATRONIZE 'sign which looks like nothing in par-  HOME INDUSTRY 'ticular until some effort is made to l erase, and no matter how this is'at-  tempted the word Void will appear as  Little Rock Packing Co effort at manipulation.  There seems to be a certain quality   implanted in many human beings 2 F00 Of East Fourth Street LITTLE ROCK, ARK. which makes them want to force ' square pegs into round holes. They - develop an inordinate pride in their "develop an inordinate pride in their they are wrong except the insolvency  court.