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Influenza Encyclopedia

ï~~reason of drouth, the farming comnmunities of all these Southwestern States are very prosperous. They have found no difficulty in taking their share of the Fourth Liberty Loan and in paying all their debts and buying all the things their families need. It is nq uncomimon sight to see pianos on farm wag'ons headed out' from the 'towns on Saturdays. If manufacture of automobiles were not restricted by the war, it is probable that many more new cars Reichstag, said: "'am convinced that -the Imanner in which imperial leadership is now constituted, with the cooperation of the Reichstag, is not something ephemeral, and that when peace comes a d.overnmnent can not again be formed which does not find support in the Reichstag and does not draw its leaders therefrom." The meaning of this is, of course, that, in his opiinion, a precedent has been established whic puts the executive officers of the G...overnment under the conrol and direction of the Reichstag and that that orecedent is destined to be i theinvariable practice. Concrete things havei been done that are confirmatory of that belief and that are evidence of his own s incerity. For one thing. the subordinate Mi-nis.ters are, in some instances, of his choosing, and, in all, of rees oit. o, Action of the street ara conpity in sinfe ting cars daily witha ioltion ogle;the-strength of that formerly ed tonce.a week will nso doubt' help terially in combating fluenza. ud this brings the thought that street ars are probably the most prolific iutice of infection in this instance as ell as in many other diseases that ay be found in any city. They are niforinly ill-ventilated. No ventilatg device that has ever been supplied )r street cars Will keep the air good Ca crowded car that has all'the winows closed. Care generally meet the orning rush in exactly the same contion as to windows that they left the sn late the night'before--=when all the Indows had been closed to shut out te chill from a few late passengers. is obviously not the business of any assenger to open car windows, and the lordus citizen who opens a window almost sure to be withered by a Over and shrug of the timorous soul ho.eats bad air,and enjoys ill-healtlih. y, all means the cars should be disineted: daily, and. the solution should we teeth in it-and be applied liberally. An,examination that has just been, ppeted by members of. the InternaSal 'Boundary Commission and rep. sentatives of the Lower Rio Grande servio Association had as its ject to disclose the feasibility of im - nding t he waters of the Rio Grande eIewhere.:abov~: the lower valley in, Eder,to provide water, for irrigation,gravity.flow. The report of. this: es engineers will probably deter ' his approval, and for another, three of theirm are elected members of the Reichi stag.as well a leaders of parties whose Smemberships constitute a majority of Sthat body. Here, unnistakably, are the berinnings of a parliamentary Government, of a Government whose executive officers will continue in power only atfe pleasure of a majority of the Reichstag. It is both a highly notable and significant fact that Germany goes about the institution of a parliarlentary Government in substantially the manner that it came into existence in Great Britain. Both the pattern and the method are adopted from the example of one of the most powerful of Germany's enemies, a circumstance which suggests that, politically, the war has already been productive of results. In the beginning, what is now known as the British Cabinet was a body of the King's most intimate and influential advisers, chosen because of his especial confidence in their judgment from the members of the Privy Council. Its members were not members of Parliament, just as the Kaiser's Ministers have, not been hitherto members of the Reichstag. They were not, therefore, answeryble to Parliament. But, in iobediece to the fiction that the King could do no wrong, Parliament began to hold his Cabinet advisers accountable for wrongs and abuses of power. dne of them it beheaded, and sev.eral Sof them it impeached. Thus put under the power of the Parliament while remaining responsible for their advice only to the King, the office of Cabinet adviser became' as perilous as it was distinguishing. Under the force of that 'anoma condition, Cabinet advibers were made eliible fot membership, in the House of Commons and thus answeralte to that body for thet teduet. It was to longer necessary to" behead' or Impeach a- Cabist.dVser who- had..... u, " d t) i L Ild (#. T It enjoying the confidence or a r of the Reichstag. "WATCH AND PRAY.' Did ever mourner plead with The And thou refuse that mourner.* Does not the word still fixed remi That none shall seek thy face In v Poor though I am, despised, forgo Yet God, my God, forgets me not.' Activity in thle effort to acco that which is good is prayer in ar I1 is the. mental desire.manif..e: deeds, and on 's real prayer is5 1. re.esre and thought of his regardless of the words he utters attitude while uttering them. In [ 1iLt is sincerity and not eloquence avails. Words may express adn an- devotion and still be lacki earnestness. Right thinking, rig in-g, purity, sincerity of desire gratitude for blessings already re are the qualifications which fit o r eceiving additional blessin'gs. He who is wicked can not good things from the *ount ot,..."+ y rw v 2t V eousness. Charity does not fill the basket in the hands of greed. The oil of love is not pourec receptacles held by those who to walk only in darkness. Mercy-is not vouclhsafed to hin shows not mercy to others. Justice is not to be tempered mercy for those who are cons judging and criticising their fello We may be ever so loud it prayer, "Thy kingdom come," yet do not say it with the true desire heart, supplemented with deeds Inanifest our earnestness, our1 belie our acts. He who has the of faith," who "wears the whole of God," who is-an humble sold the army of righteousness against whose heart is full of gratitude,, thoughts are pure--he it js who i, position to anticipate continued 1 ings at the hdnds of Him from i all blessings flow. The good Ii a continuous prayer, and it is in way that we can "pray without ing," as the Apostle admonished Thessalonians to do. Martin L said that "the world is nothing I reversed decqlogue--.the Ten i xnandments backward." That is undeirstood.that all the temptation false- inducements held out by which is material and temporal lei the very opposite of where obed to the Ten Commandments takes He understood that there' s no ituality in material thir gs, no pe nence of life in' temporal" things; happiness in wrongdoing', And it is the praying man wi able to overcom.nt. }l

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