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pared much of the 'copy' ahead,
then; grasping also each local op
portunity of appeal. I have even
overseen the billposting (I do not
do that now, though).
i . x nave new augics ui 111c pity
(J and the performers to present at
each place. You've no idea how
absorbing . it becomes. Always
on the alert for novel and catchy
ideas to let the dear public know
what an extra fine and interesting
company I represent."
TO HOLD MASS MEETING
John Fitzpatrick, president of
Chicago Federation of Labor
Wm. A. Cunnea and other speak
ers will talk at the mass meeting
to be held at Musician's Club
Hall, 175 W. Madison st, Tues
day evening, Feb. 4, under
auspices of Harmony Board of
the Hotel and Restaurant Work
ers of Chicago.
Including animals kept for ag
ricultural purposes, mares kept
for breeding purposes and un
broken horses, there are over two
million horses in the United
THE TRUE MODERN KNIGHT
Not so long ago when the king of England announced the
New Year's honors, it was found that in the list for knighthoods was
Dr. George Turner.
Most Englishmen rubbed their eyes and asked wonderinglyj
"Eh, who is this Dr. Turner?"
It developed that Dr. Turner was a medical officer in the service
of the Cape Colony in Africa, who had stamped out the rinderpest
and saved millions of dollars for the people.
Later, during the Boer war, he served under Lord Roberts and
did much to stamp out typhoid among the British soldiers.
But his greatest work was in the leper colony at Pretoria,
where he devoted years of his life to the service of these unfortu
nates. He was the first man up in the morning and the last to bed atf
night. He was adored by the patients. He made himself an author
ity on leprosy. And then one day he retired to England to pursue'
in his laboratory certain studies which he hoped would result in ar
One morning, when .shaving, he noticed certain spots on his"'
hand. He diagnosed them as leprosy. This was confirmed by other?
great specialists. Like the famous priest, Father Damien, he had1
become a martyr to the cause in which he served.
Since then he has lived in seclusion, working amid pain andf
distress to bequeath some knowledge for the benefit of those whof
are yet to come. It was in recognition of his great heroism, hia'
great services, that King George knighted him, but he had already
been knighted by the sufferers in the leper camp.
Because, ou see, he was a true soldier in the cause of humanitjf