What the Papers Say.
HAPPINESS BY OMISSION. True happiness comes as much, if not more, from things we omitted doihg as from the thingc we did. This will surely be admitted by anyone past thirty-five, who has the capability, or rather the common sense, to review his or her own life philosophically.—‘ ‘Lady's Pictorial." MURDER FOR AMUSEMENT. Since the guillotine has ceased to operate in Paris the criminal army has increased in numbers, ami the audacity of evil-doers knows no lim-
it. Assassination has become a mere diversion for them. What do they risk ? Penal servitude. One might as well say their future would be assured. —"Petite Republique," Paris. WOMAN’S RIGHT TO EDUCATION, No reforms would be complete without Ihe education of women, and no nation can boast of superior civilisation while one half of its members are in deep ignorance and benighted superstition. The destiny of a nation is inextricably involved in the condition of the women.—Chinese Author quoted by the "North China Herald," Shanghai.
GOFF AS A MENTAL GYMNASTIC There are few more perfect systems of gymnastics for mind and body than the game of golf. This may be said of the physical and intellectual exercise provided by the mere playing of the game. But in regacd to mental exercise, no other game provides such an endless subject. for dialectical controversy in the interpretation and application of its rules.— v G olf Illustrated. ’' IN PRAISE OF MR MORELY. Just as his splendid stand against Socialism some seven or eight years hack did not weaken, but rather strengthened him, to the amazement of the politicians who imagine that popularity with, the people is to be gained by fawning upon them, so now Mr Morley’s attitude in regard to the government of India has gained him, not hostility, but support among the majority of Radicals — “Spectator."
FATAL SPEED. American railways kill more people in a month than European railways do tn a year ; American battleships have been killing more people in gunnery practice in a week than similar European ships do in a year or more. Old country methods may be slower, but they are safer, and meantime they avoid a heavy loss of valuable lives that are being con-
stantly sacrificed to American speed and cleverness.- -“Banner/.’ Llstowel, Ontario. ENGLISH VIEW OF WAR, The English masses, no doubt, vaguely believe in the possibility of a future when war shall have ceased and when the common sense and the conscience of mankind will look back on it much as we look back on slavery. But for the present they do not regard war as by any moans the worst of calamities, nor peace as necessarily the highest of blessings, nor armaments as the least tolerable of national burdens. “Harper's Weekly,’’ New York.
INDIAN PRESS SEDITION. From the point of view of the- Indian, has the worst “sedition” any meaning ? If it be the united desire and will of a whole nation to shake off the foreign yoke and to gain independence, in the eyes of God and justicej whose claim is moro lawful, the
Britisher's or the Indian's? . The Indian must advance towards the goal. He will not be daunted by a thousand obstacles. He will make ready to realise and attain the aim. The Indian has taken independence to be a cure-all. He is determined to gain the end, even if he has to swim in a sea of blood. — “Jugantar,”iCalcutta *
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What the Papers Say., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 27, 26 October 1907
What the Papers Say. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 27, 26 October 1907
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