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NORWICH BULLETIN, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1912
116 YEARS OLD.
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Entered a! tt Poitofftc at Norwich.
Cean.. aa aecoad-claaa matter.
Bulletin Buslnera Ofnca, M,
Rul!Un Editorial P.ooms, Ig-t.
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VWII.mni.ilo Ofacr. Hmmtm Manray
lliiildias. Telephone 119.
Norwich, Thursday, Fab. 22, 1912.
THE BEGINNING OF LENT.
The Cist inst. was Ash "Wednesday,
'.Of beginning of Lent, which Mill end
with Kasier Sunday, April 7th.
While tie observance of this sea
s n of penitence and fasting hns
been strictly observed by the Church
f England and the Roman Catholic
. hurch, it is becoming recognized by
r religious bodies as having a
ti:tinct value from a hygienic point
i f view.
The period of the ear -which the
fi.-t rovers Is the teason when winter
giving way to spring and important
physical changes are taking place
h'vh are promoted by a change of
diet and occasional abstinence from
Not so long ago we heard a Prot-
:.nt j.hysi. ;an say that the. observ
.'Tt't of I. r.t was as commendatory as
a health measure as a religious ob
servant e. remarking, if it was sin-
rely intended to, the general health
. f ;he community would be very much
i.e:ier and the patients for the doc-:-jt
niu. h less in number.
The aoility to fast is also nov reo-
Kr.;.ed aa a mar.iIf-sia-i.ion of a most
losirahlo power the mastery of the
kspetitis and strengthening of the
-vill for good. The power to fast
s i.w . a se!-i ,.nh "1 whi-h may work
i r t;i.oiJ in many directions.
I", the .--ear ;.!), On-gory the Great
:;-ecte,l -hat the fas! should com
men e ( ii the sixth Sunday before
jiaster and that all intervening week
t.a fhm.ld he made days of fasting,
Ve;t a made the season only Iltj
! in l-ngsn. the last four days of
he pre. .'j'.ii? week were added about
-he year 7 1 ". The fast thus began
then, as it d ies now. on Ash Wed-lie-d.iy.
which was afterwards called
. sr'it Joji.a:!. or "the beginning of the
Th-- ehane c? lit-t has ben mtteh
r dlond, htit a reeognir.ed (Jernutn
. "em.s: s,is the nutritive value of
' u is ,' .. J to heef as a source of
.erg-, .n e;et. it produces the same
eei;a:;..n ..f saiii-iy, and this persists
f'-r a lors r'me. It is well known
v ;4.;i i.n.s-s the e.vrction of a
mn'ler amo :nt of ur.c acid than does
There is no il.miH a:! would be prof
i -i ly iiosrvanie of .Lent from
e.ther p.i;r.t of view.
HARRY ATWOODS SCHEME.
!!; e Harry Atw'ond of Jloston ap
I . ared "ii the Thames ri''er race
coarse I tsi J-.ne as an unbidden
fes:, ard too,: .luor .Mahan Of Kfw
London up the Hirer in his act jplane
to witness the Vale-Harvard boat
rac. ti'.-re has 'men more than ordi
nary ,nt-n st in him and liis s'l ernes
;u etis'ern Cc-nneftieut.
lie ;s now talking of attempting to
r..ss the Atiantic. Mr. Atwood cal-.-.ilatejs
tiiat the trip can be made in
::.ir:. ho ;rs. and plans to start early
:n M wh-ire.is the two ill-fated dir
ig i i- bail, on expeditions of Messrs.
'Aer.m.in and "ainl,n were sehert
uied t"r ;h') late summer or early au
' ;mn. Tii,. ma hiio- to be used In
this venturesome enterprise is a ca
la.'i,. us hydro-aeroplane, and Mr. At
wor.d propopes to take two assistants
him. one a mechanic and the oth
er a seaman. The young aviator
sp-jk confidently of the large num-l-r
f ocean steamers that will be
iti.in easy distance during his trip,
': titosu familiar with ocean life are
i'tate th?t when help is most needed
. : it Is not immediately forth-
Col:ne.'Ucut peopie will be alive to
th,s undertaking, and. of course, they
hope that Mr. Atwood will succeed.
TO SAVE THE CHESTNUT TREES
Th itmernor of 1 'ennsi lvania ha;
a i. inference of the representatives
"1 -c.it.-s iti Pittsburgh this week t
onse.'or the feasibility of co-operath
... :;..n f..r me checking of the chef
ic.i' tree anker and the saving ot th
t ti le r and th- g'.-at ;ind useful nu
!e. Muinitil. who discovered the
j i ' tii.nt fanaus and several other tree
I a;b ....gi-os predict that the confer--!!.
e wi l J.,t faille. They s,.out lne
report iu f.inncts' bulletin 467 of the
.iep.irtm-nt of agriculture, that (he
.ank.-r las I.e. n cut out of the chest
t. it trees in the District of Columbia.
They have recently found it in the
bark atel wood of the 'immunized"
forested strips. They stoutly main
tain that no method of cure tr re
uwva; has et been devised. This
may all be true, of course, without
j ustifying cessation .tf effort. To lie
'' n in helpless discouragement is
f.-il. I'ctinsyn aula, which has spent
fZTS.'H'tf to demise a means of exter
minating th- (lis-ase. has $:.ii,000,n00
wor-li of chestnut trees and in the
nmry as a whole the alue mounts
'.p imo the hundreds of millions.
I'-rsist.-nt act.vity in the face of
mic'.i a menacing pest is certainly
ne. essary and conimenda tile.
Th" Chicago News Bays the photo-c-aplis
or the wives of the various
presidential candidates show that we
cannot go wrong in choosing the first
lady of the land.
The hull of the old Maine is to be
buried at sea on March 1. If that
lad bcoii mad February ;rt, most of
the nnniversari. s would have to be
Those who re so ftwt to save
convict from electrocution seldom
remember th family could be greatly
i.erefte.l by well-directed sympathy
A Ten.Ts girl of sixteen has just
rnH-Tled her fourth hushnnd. Hhe can
re' he a grass widow, for at the pace
'. : going the grass has no chance
More than 500,000 pupils were en
rolled in 'American high schools in
lf'l'i. as iigainst ."21,000 in 1S00, which
fliows the average of intelligence is
The man of th hour should lwas
h on time, but in these days he sel
dom I '
THE LIVE NEWSPAPER.
In the discussion of what consti
tutes a live newspaper there is likely
to be quite a variety of optnlons.
fcme persons think too much space is
(riven to crime, some that too much is
jrlven to religious affairs, some that
too much is (riven to sport and local
gossip, and all of these yearn for a
live paper after their Idea of the
shoulds and shouldn'ft - of ' life.
I'"rom an editor's point of view the
only live newspaper possible Is th
one that Is alive to every issue in
which its readers are interested. The
live newspaper caters to all tastes
Just as a restaurant does, and while
it Is usually a force for good in the
community, its purpose la a business
purpose, and it must be ruled by a
business policy, not by a. spirit of re
form and self-sacrifice, although such
a spirit is constantly manifested by
the American press in a hundred dif
ferent directions. .
The Middletown Sun is right when
"Possibly some folks think a live
newspaper is one whidi is forever
talking about peanut politicians, and
the local political affairs of towns and
counties the grand and . general
scramble for office which is constantly
going on. The truth la. the public is
weary and sick of so much politics
it has been the bune and ruin of the
nation, bringing us to the present cri
sis. A really live paper tries to be
sensible, truth telling, and conserva
tive." But this definition is far from
meeting the views of all, for there
are, many readers who believe the live
newspaper is the one tha exploits
every kind of sensational news, and
in its gross results closely approaches
a daily slop-bucket.
The live newspaper should neither say
too mucji nor too little upon any sub
ject, and it mUBt always be true to
Us home town and the welfare of
home business and home ambitions.
The daily newspaper is the first rep
resentative of the place in which it is
printed, and by its liveliness from a
social and business aspect the town
is largely judged.
The live newspaper may safely be
said to be the one that satisfies the
tastes and meets the expectations of
a majority of its patrons.
SENATOR M'LEAN'S BIRD BILL.
The bird societies of the country
recognize that the protection of all
migratory birds to be made effective
must be done by a national law.
Senator McLean of this state has
been selected by the associations in
terested in tiiis work to espouse their
cause in Washington and has recently
been in conference witli the leaders
with a view of having a hearing in
Washington for the puroose of pro
moting this legislation.
l'niier the proposed new law, such
regulation would be given as would
afford a maximum of protection and
at the same time give thu sportsmen
of various states fair play as regards
their own rights and the rights of the
hunters in sister states. VVe believe,
however, that the protection which
Senator McLean and others desire to
give. Is more calculated to prevent the
annihilation of game birds and en
courage their propagation than to In
crease the sport of hunting. It is
more and more realized that for pro
tection against many kinds of pests,
wo depend much upon the very feath
ered tribe that we have been ruth
lessly slaughtering, and thoughtful
citizens are demanding that a halt be
called and that it be made with fed
eral authority throughout the country.
Sleighing in southern New England
is on its last legs we hope.
Never blame Fate for misbaps the
cause has more to do with self.
It. is only four weeks more to
spring, whatever the weather may be
The snowdrops arc up and ready
to bloom when old Sol touches 'em
A vigorous sign of prosperity: More
and more automobiles to dodge as the
weeks roll by. .
It is time to put the sign on alley
ash-piles: "In memory of an old-
Happy thought for today: A. ncar-
philosopher says: "A sermon is based
on a text or a pretext."
The year 19 1 J is behindhand by 412
degrees of heat: but it may catch up
by the Fourth of July.
The plumber is not a modern in
flictionl Traces of him have been
found LOOO years back.
The revised list of delegates elected
to the republican national conven
tion stands Taft 32; scattering 0.
The New York man who received
27 cents for returning a $5,000 neck
lace, realized honesty was rewarded
if not liberally.
Bible Question Box
Tour Iliblr qucallnm vrlll lie an
swered iu these ettluiuna or by mall
If scat to oar Bible Uuestiou Box
Q. -It is claimed by scientists that
tne earth s motion upon it axis
not varied a second for thousands
years. In view of this, how shall
account for the statement of Jos
x, 13, "The sun and moon stood
and the sun hasted not to aa rlo
about a whole day." Does this record
imply that the earth s motion upon
axis was stopped or its velocity I
enadf (J. W. A.)
AllRWer A ,rlHrnl avomino,ln
this passage in the Hebrew language
ui wiiilii me win icsiament was writ
ten discloses the fact that Joshua nev
er reouested thp I,nrc) tn ..!m tv, ,.,
niu moon to stana still. His request
wns that the sunlight and the moon
light might be restrained or prevented
from shining through the dark clouds
Of tha Bt.irm mnti,r,a in ..........
.. ........,..i u 1It .c.ao ii, in
which great hailstones had been form
ed,, and doubtless were accompanied
by thunder and lightning, all of which
would strike terror into the hearts of
the Amorites. Had the dark clouds
rolled away and the sun shone forth,
the enemies of Israel, who were sun
worshippers, would have plucked up
courage and resisted the onslaughts of
Joshua and his army. So the sunlight
and the moonlight remained dim (He
brew iliitn) about a whole day "until
the people had avenged themselves
upon their enemies." The scientists
are right and in harmony with the
Scriptures, for the. earth did not cease
to revolve upon its axis, hut continued
to pursue the even tenor of Its way.
The Rihle rightly interpreted and un
derstood is consistent with, reason and
THE WIDE AWAKE CIRCLE
Boys and Girls
Rules for Young Writers.
1. Write plainly on one side of the
paper only and number the pages.
2. Use pan and Ink, not pencil.
3. Short and pointed articles will
be given preference. Do not use over
4. Original stories or letters only
will be used.
6. Write iaiir name, tea and ad
dress at the top of the first page.
.aaciress ah communications to
Uncle Jed. Bulletin Office.
, The Truly Brave.
Who are the truly brave?
The boy or girl with self con
trol, Who'd scorn to wrong a living
Who Has Seen the Wind?
Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you;
But. when the leaves hang trembling
The wind is passing through.
Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I;
But when the trees bow down their
The wind is passing by.
Were I the Sun.
Were I the sun, I'd shine all day
On little girls and boys at play.
I'd ehine on ev'ry flow'r and tree
And ev'ry drowsy little bee,
And all the dewdrops in the grass.
I'd make the sea like sparkling glass.
I'd shine through tiny chinks for fun.
On purring cats, and ev'ry one.
And Just because 'tvsas afternoon
I wouldn'1 hurry off so soon.
When I was needed for a while.
J'd linger, so the folks would smile,
And make a little longer day.
Then when I had to go away,
I'd know my very best I'd done.
That's what I'd do were I the sun.
ELIZABETH LJNCOLX GOULD.
Uncle Jed was quite pleased by the
business manner of a little member of
the circle who wrote him about a mis
take that had been made, and she was
instrumental in correcting a business
error and in making things right. He
is inclined to think she will make a
business woman when she grows up,
for she acted with good sense and
promptness, which are prime business
All the members do not send letters
of thanks to Uncle Jed. This does not
make anv difference to Uncle Jed, but
the habit of promptly acknowledging
favors of every kind will be very com
mendatory of all who acquire it.
The letters are well written and re
flect much credit upon members of
the Circle. .Uncle Jed wishes all the
writers would sign their names at the
bottom of the story just as they ap
pear !n print.
Madeline Merrill's address is Augus
ta, Me., R. F. D., Xo. 6.
LETTERS OF ACKNOWLEDGMENT.
Morris Starkweather cf Plainfield:
I thank you very much for the book
you sent me. I like it and will try
to write a better story next time.
Lillian Callahan of Norwich: I thank
you very much for the prize book. I
have almost finished reading it. I
find it a very interesting story.
Ver.ia Robertson of Jewett City: I
thank you very much for the nice
book you sent me. I like it.
Velma Frink of Scotland: Thursday
when I went to the postoffice I found
a prize book there for me. I was
pleased and thank you. I wrote to
Madeline Merrill at Augusta, Me.
Freda Rttkovske of Norwich: I
want to thank you for tha nice book.
I am reading it; and then I shall lot
my friend read it. The book is very
Harry Baton of Oneco: I thank you
- ALICIA'S HIDE -
By EMMA SALMON, Age 14.
"Get in, kids, and have a ride," said
a sturdy farmer lad in the lumber
wagon. He stopped his team and Al
icia and Sammy looked up. They were
coming home from school and had a
long way to go.
"Thank you," said Alicia, politely,
and got in the wagon.
"Come on, Sammy."
"I won't," said he.
"Why, Sammy White! What's the
matter? What makes you so mean?
Come on!" Sammy only shook his
head and dug his bare toes deeper in
"I'll give you a'penny if you'll ride,"
said the farmer. X
"Nope. I'm not going to ride," and
Sammy started onward.
' Well, I am not going to walk just
because you are a bad, stubborn llby,"
and Alicia, with her feet hanging over
the back end of the wagon, rode to
"It serves him right to walk alone,"
she said to herself. "He gets stubborn
streaks Just like that and I'm not
always going to give in."
She watched the figure growing'
smnller in the distance.
"Of course, he's little." she thought,
"and maybe he was afraid to ride."
Sammy disappeared entirely as Alicia
went over the hill.
A lump came in Alicia's throat as
, "It is an awful long way for a lit
tle fellow like that to walk alone."
She reached her own gate and there
she saw her mother silting by tho
Her mother asked'w Were Sammy was
but somehow Alicia" couldn't explain
She managed to sob out: "He is com
ing." Then she thought of him, 'way bjk
on the long, dusty road, her heart
iched in love, and she dropped her
sunbonnet and dlnner-pall, aad start
ed off toward the schoolhouse, bare
headed and tenr-stained. She sped on,
kicking up little clouds of dust as she
ran, until she reached the top of the
hi!!. There was Sammy a short dis
tance away, inarching sturdily along.
With a dash she reached him, threw
her arms amund his neck, and, very
much out of breath, said:
"I've come back to meet you, Sam
my." Sammy and Alicia were grown up
It wis a hot summer's afternoon
and in the business office before the
desk sat a light-haired, clean-looking,
well-groomed young man, who hud
n hrrd tlrnc keeping his mind upon his
It whs hot and his- thoughts would
wander awny to the invitetion that
bad come that morning. He was-, in
very much for the book you sent me.
I have read some of it and find it in
teresting. Margaret O'Connall of Norwich: I
am very thankful to you for the nice
book I received for my story. I read
all the letters and shall write again.
Richard Moran of Norwich: I thnnl:
you very much for interesting book.
THE WINNERS OF PRIZE BOOKS.
1 Emma Salmon of Kast Brooklyn,
a book entitied "Miss Nonentity," by
L. T. Meade.
2 Flesaie Meyer of Taftville, a book
entitled "Tho IHs of St. Woden," by
L. T. Meade.
3 Vernon Celeman of Hyannis, a
book entitled "Oscar in Africa," by
A Olive Laurenson o? Willimantic, a
book entitied "Ralph Gurney's Oil
Speculation," by James Otis. ,
5 Georgette Comeau of Norwich, a
book entitled "Roy Burton's Adven
tures," try James Otis.
6 Ruth B. McCullom of Mansfield
Depot, a book entitled "Hans Brink
er. or the Silver Skates," by Mary
7 Alice Gorman of Versailles, a book
entitled "Black Beauty;" by Anna Sew
sll. 8 Kuth H. Kennedy of Norwich, a
book entitled "Grimm's Fairy Tales."
9 Carl Holdridge of Ledyard, a
book entitled "Robinson Crusoe," by
Winners of books residing in Nor
wich may call for them at The Bulle
tin business office at any time after
10 a. m. on Thursday.
Lucy Plaoe of Moosup: I want t
thank you for the nice book you sent
me recently as a prize I like it very
. LETTERS TO UNCLE JED.
Neither Tardy Nor Absent.
Dear Uncle Jed: I am seven vears
old and in the Third grade. I have not
been absent or tardy since the school
opened last September.
Last Thursday there was no school.
I went with my mother and father
down to the church, where there was
a display of work done by all the
scholars of the town.
I had papers on arithmetic, geogra
phy and English. I enjoyed looking at
the papers, but I enjoyed the dinner
best of all.
I always look for Thursday's Bulle
tin to read the toys' and girls' letters.
When I am older I will write again.
A Meeting at Ledyard Center.
Dear Uncle Jed: Last Thursday there
was a meeting at Ledyard Center.
There were speakers from out of town.
One of them was Mr. Clinton. They
spoKe on agriculture in the schools
They also had an exhibition of the pa
pers of all the children in the town.
The grange gave a prize in five
studies. One of the boys in my school
got tne prize in writing.
A dinner was served at half past 12.
We had scalloped potatoes, beans,
brown bread, meat, cake and coffee.
I saw some of the boys who write to
the Wide Awake Circle.
HAZEL LAMB, Age 12.
A Little Helper.
Dear Uncle Jed: Today I am writing
to you about our farm and what we
have on it.
I am 10 years old.
We have 41 acres of land in our
I help my brother bring In wood,
and when he is away I bring it in
A"e have one horse and one cow and
two pigs and 50 hens.
I go to school every day and we
have nine scholars in school, and I like
my teacher very much.
We have a pet cat and its name Is
At night when I come home from
school I sew carpet rags for my
mamma, and I have sewed enough for
I must go to bed soon, so I will close.
RUTH II. KENNEDY, Age 10.
Her School in Occum.
Dear Uncle Jed: I have read many
vited to spend the first of next month
on a trip up the coast on a private
yacht with the head of the firm'B fam
ily and friends.
"It is about as big a piece of good
luck as ever falls to a fellow in this
world," thought he to himself.
He was still thinking of his invita
tion, when mtddenly the door opened
and a boy entered, left a white enve
lope on the desk and went out. The
young man opened the letter and read:
"Dear Samuel: ,Tou will be sur
prised at the good news I have to
tell you. It is that I am to be mar
lied soon to John Marshall, one of
the best men that ever lived. He has
been so kind to mother and me since,
father's death, and it seems lovely
that we can have a home of our own
and be together always. Of course,
you do not realize it you have been
away so long but sometimes life
seems pretty narrow and lonesome
here in the country; but now it will
be different I am so happy. The
wedding is to be the first week of
next month; and you'll surely come,
won't you? I have set my heart on it.
It wouldn't be getting married, without
you. Your loving sister,
So Alicia was to be married! Well,
he had never thought of that. She
had staynl home with the folks and
sort of dried up until she had reached
the border of old-maid land. Well, he
was mighty glad she was going to be
hany; but. hang it all he couldn't go
to the wedding. It was the same week
ps the yacht party, and he didn't want
to let that go.
It was his duty to go. Alicia would
be so happy, anyway, that his absence
would not matter much. He would
send her a handsome present, but he
could not go. He re-read the letter
and saw the postscript:
"P.S. You surely remember John
He is the boy who used to let us ride
home from school with him."
Yes, he did remember the big, good-
natured farmer boy; and then he re
membered himself ii freckle-faced,
stubborn child on the way home from
suhool. How lie had outgrown all
that! He was now a man ot' the
woi id. on the high road of success, and
how tar away those dinnsr-pail days
He went to( the w-indow and looked
our. across the building!", but all e
saw was a long, gray country road,
ana Alicia with a dirty face and
little checked apron, coming to meet
mm. He stood there a long time: and
when he turred away, it was to send
a teleuram which read:
"1 win be lhere-tsure, "&AALM.Y."
letters from the children and thought
I would write about my school. It is
In Occum, on the bank of the She
tucket river. It Is a very nice school.
We have six rooms In our schoolhouse.
am In the Fourth grade and my
teacher's name is Miss IP. F. Branche.
We study arithmetic, history, geog
raphy, language, spelling, writing,
reading and singing.
l was not absent last term.
t MAE CARTER, Age 9.
' The Thermos Bell.
Dear Uncle Jedr I will tell you what
my little sister said about the money
received for the Thermos fund.
She hod heard us talk about some
body giving J750 every time the bell
rang ten time. One afternoon it rang
about five minutes past 4. Catherine
up to Jihis time had been sleeping on
the lounge. But when the bell rang it
woke her, up. She sat up, listened a
minute and then said:
"Seven hundred, seven, seven, seven."
Then, paustn? a, minute, said:
' Ten cents more, mamma."
She could not remember the fifty.
Your niece, ,
She Don't Believe in Santa Claus.
Dear Uncle Jed: I am going to write
to you about my Christmas. I think
Christmas is one of tho nlceBt dayB in
I don't really believe .in Santa Claus,
but I hung up my stockings, and the
next morning I was up before light and
found one stuffed full of .paper, and
after a while, when it was light, I
found another full of things I wanted.
After a while some company came to
dinner. I played with the children and
learned to skate with my new roller
skates. At dinner the children' had a
table by themselves, and we had fun.
After dinner we all went fishing.
There was a box in the middle of the
table and we all pulled a string that
hung out of it and got a present. I
got a Bible and a cap.
In the evening I went to a Christ
mas tree and entertainment. Then I
went to bed, tired and happy.
BERXICE L.' GREEN.
LITTLE ORIGINAL STORIES.
On Thursday, Feb. 22, we celebrate
the birthday of George Washington,
the lather of our Country." In his
youth he was noted for his truth and
honesty. As he grew older it was no
ticed he was to bcome a great man.
Truth, Justice, reverence for religion
and charity towards all mankind went
hand in hand. He Was a great Gen
eral and first President of the LTnited
States. He led a pure and stainless
life. He died at Mt. Vernon, va.
Some time I hope to know more
about the life of Washington.
RICHARD W. TOBIN, Age 10
This is the time of the year for
sleigh parties, when the ice is covered
over by snow. Most every night after
school, I go sliding on a hill near
my house, and do not come home until
At night we can hear many sleigh
ing parties go by our house.
I think it is nice for a number of
girls- and boys to go out for a sleigh
ride, because they cannot go any time
in the year like in some cold coun
tries, where they have winter the
whole year round; and ought to be
glad, because in some countries the
children do not know what sliding is.
LORETTA WALDRON, Age 14.
Th Nightingale and the Glow-worm
A nightingale had been singing the
long day through. When night came
he was very hungry. He flew through
woods, valleys and dales until at last
he spied far out on the ground some
thing that shlned. Just a minute he
waited, then flew down, for he had
found that the shiny thing was a glow
worm, and he was very fond of them.
When he was going to eat him the
little glow-worm cried out:
"Did not the Creator teach you to
Blng and me to shine? Are not we Just
the same? lou with music and
with light the great Divine appoints
us both to cheer the night."
The nightingale was ashamed and
went to find a supper somewhere else.
RUTH B. M'COLLUM, Age 13.
We shall celebrate George Wash
ington's birthday Feb. 22. He was born
in Virginia, Ids. He became com
mander in chief of the continental
army in the Revolution.
The Revolution lasted seven years.
The Americans won.
Then King George of England did
not rule over America. Then we had
no ruler, so we chose George Washing
ton as first president of the United
States. In New York.
When he was a boy he never told a
lie. His mother had a favorite colt
which nobody could ride. George
thought that he could ride it. He got
on it and it Jumped and tried to throw
him off. It jumped so much and so
high that it died.
When he went in to breakfast his
mother asked him how the colt was
and he told her how he had killed it.
She was angry, but she was glad
George told the truth.
ALICE GORMAN. Age 9.
A Successful Girl.
There once lived a little girl whose
parents were poor and could not af
ford to let her go to school. So whe
she was 10 years of age she was with
drawn from her studies and was com
pelled to stay at home to help her
mother with needlework that "they
would sell to market in order that they
might not die of hunger. Though it
was hard for the child, she worked
After two years of hard strugglm,
her father died, and her mother, being
overcome with gnet, likewise died
few months later, thus leaving the
helpless child, who was now 12 years
of age, alone in the world.
She sought tor employment every
where, but no one wanted a child
young as this.
Finally a good lady adopted her an
sent her to school. She was well treat
ed and learned rapidly, therefore grow
Ing into a great lady and Increasing
her guardian s love for her.
She later became a teacher in clrissi
cals and under the wise teaching of her
guardian she became a nun greitl
beloved by all.
In this state she w as happy and sh
tried to be faithful, in which sho sue
AMELIA LANDRY, Age 12.
George Washington and the Cherry
George Washington was born in Vir
ginia in 1732. He did not have to work
like Lincoln when he was a boy. His
parents were not poor.
By and by George became a bravo
and truthful boy. One day his father
gave him a hatchet. He went out into
the orchard and he came to a cherry
tree which Imd large, beautiful cherries
on it. Ho he thought he would play
woodman. He began to chop just like
woodchoppers do. After it was done
he went home and put the hatchet
The next day his father took a walk
into the orchard and when he saw the
cherry tree cut down he came running
home. . He asked neighbors and ser
vants, buf they did not know; so he
went to George and said:
"Did you cut down the cherry tree?"
"Tes." said George, and his father
stood staring at the boy. Then he took
his son up in his arms and- said:
"Mi. ood, honest boy'. I am so
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glad' you would not tell a lie. I would
rather lose my cherry tree than have a
boy who is untruthful."
Little George never forgot the cherry-
tree, and his father said to him:
"You are going to be a brave and
And he ruled our country brave and
I am sorry God took him and I wish
he was ruling the country now.
FRIEDA RETKO VSKEi, Age 10.
Polly Anne was a dear little girl of
eight who went to the little village
One day it snowed very hard and
Polly Anne's father took her to school
in the sleigh with old Jerry, the horse.
At noontime Polly Anne went sliding
down hill with the teacher and chil
dren. Such a good time as they had!
1 wo litUe girls went ouite a ways
from the' schoolhouse to some very
deep snow to roll snowballs.
The leacher, and also their mother,
had told them not to go off the school
grounds: but they did not mmd, and
Invited Polly Anne to come; but, no,
Polly Anne was determined.
When school began two little girls
with damp shoes and dresses had to be
seated by the fire. They had to stay
in their recess, and next day Pohy
Anne heard that they Were sick at
home with very hard colds.
W hen Pollv Anne had told it to her
mother she said:
"Mamma, don't you think little girls
are happiest "when they mind their
Polly Anne's mother said:
"Yes, Polly Anne, I do; and I think
on are much happier now than your
wo little friends.
Moral: Children, obey your parents
OLIVE LAURENSON, Age 14.
A Doo, of Old Rome.
It happened that a plot against the
emperor .Nero had been discovered,
and the chief conspirator had been put
to death, together with some of his
One of these men had a dog of
which he was very fond and from the
moment the man was thrown into
prison the dog couL,! not be persuaded
to move away from the door. At last
there came a dav when the man suf
fered the cruel death common in Rome
for such offenses. He was thrown
down a steep flight of stairs, and his
neck was broken bv the fall.
A crowd of Romans gathered 'round
the place of execution in order to
see the sight and in the midst of them
all the dog managed to reach his
master's side, and he lay there howl
Then one in the crowd felt sorry
and threw him a piece of meat. But
the cog took it and laid it across his
By and by the men came for the
body in order to throw it Into the
river Tiber. Even then the dog swam
after it, and held it up and tried to
bring it to land; and the people came
cut in multitudes from the houses
round about to see what it was to be
faithful unto death.
FLOSSIE MEYER, Age 10.
In a small town there once lived
little girl by the name of Natalie. Her
mother died when she was young and
she with her father and brother were
compelled to live alone.
They lived on a small farm ot -about
twelve acres and raised what they
could to earn a living.
Mr. Lyman (for this was the man s
name) went to town every Tuesday to
sell his produce.
It happened one day he was very
sick. What was Natalie to do? They
were too poor to have the doctor, so
he was left to suffer.
Poor Natalie, how badly she felt the
next dav when she went to ner ratner
bedside, to find him dead. Alone in this
world: that's what it meant. Twelve
vears old. to earn a living.
There being a heavy mortgage, the
house was taken away, and now they
must sleep out of doors. They had
about two dollars, and with that start
ed for the city. She bought a supply
of naoers and gave some to her brother.
Thanks to luck, what should Natalie
spv while selling her papers but a 01a
mond necklace, and taking up a paper
'$3,000 reward to any person finding
a diamond necklace."
Joyfully she ran to the number and
street mentioned, and not only, did she
receive the money, but a home where
she and her brother were brought up
in wealth, health and happiness.
But never did she forget the humble
farmhouse where she was brought up.
GEORGETTE COMEAU, Age 13.
Mrs. Washington's Colt.
Once, however. George Washington
had a battle with a colt. It belonged
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to his mother. Nobody had ever been
ble to do anything with mm, ami
most people were afraid of him.
Earlv one morning, ieorge ana
some of his brothers were out in the
pasture. So he said".
"Boys, if you win help me to put a
bridle cn him, I'll ride him."
The boys managed to put the bridie
on. Then tne run began, xne coii,
wild with rage, ran. Jumped, plunged,
and even stood on his hind legs, hop
ing to throw his rider off. It was
11 useless: he might as wen nave
hrown off his own skin, for the boy
stuck to his back as though he had
crown there. Then making a last
desperate bound Into the air, tiie ani
mal burst a blood vessel ana leu
The battle was over, George was
victor, but it cost the life of Mrs.
Washington s colt.
When they came In their mocner
sked how the colt was getting along.
"He is dead, madame," said George;
I killed him."
"Dead!" exclaimed his mother.
"Yes, madam, dead." replied her eon.
Then he told her the whole story.
Her fo.ee flushed with anger. Then,
waiting a moment, Bhe looked steadily
at George, and said quietly:
"While I regret the loss of my la
orite, I rejoice in my son, who al
ways speaks the truth."
OlXJA HAXTBT, Age 14.
The Yale Pitcher.
It was the last of the eighth and
the score stood 'Harvard 9. Yale 7.
Brown, on Yale, stepped up to the
bat It was the beginning of the ninth
The cheers for each side rang out.
Around swung the pitcher's arm and
a second later the ball was going to
ward the plate.
Strike!" said the umpire.
The ball came again.
Again the ball shot toward the plate.
"Crack!'' went the bat, for Brown
had hit the ball. Out It went toward
Would center (fielder catch it?
No, he didn't, for it came down 'way
Brown crossed the home plate safe,
and making the score 8 to 9.
lorn, the lale pitcner, was up to
the bat next and made a home run,
by knocking the ball over the fence
and tying the score!
The next Yale man was struck out,
and the other got to third.
The next throw was a wild one, and
home came the Yale man, making the
score 10 to 9, in favor of Yale.
The other two outs were quickly
made. nd Yale went into the field.
Tom had pitched well through the
game, and in this last Inning struck
out two, and this fellow up to the
bat had two strikes.
Tom threw the telling ball It was
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