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The prediction of thirty years ago that higher
education would impair the health of women has
been disproved according to Miss Laura Drake
Gill, president of the College for Women, Sewauee,
ALASKA AND SIBERIA.
We know very little about Alaska. We have
neither inclination nor information, outside of our
reference library, to tell our readers about the
frostline and the moss and the reindeers and the
mosquitoes and the hard, hard work. We believe,
nevertheless, out of a plentiful stock of ignorance,
that Alaska at its worst is not vastly different from
Siberia at its best, and that what Russians have
done Americans may hope to do.
The Trans-Siberian Railroad is an actuality; the
Alaska Railroad is a potentiality. From the Urals
to the Pacific the one has made o prosperous prov
ince out of a penal settlement; has endowed it with
prodigious wealth of agriculture, of industry, of
mines, of fisheries, of a sturdy population more par
ticularly. What may not the other accomplish, be
ginning, as it will, without the social handicaps, the
hideous drawbacks, that made of Siberia a night
mare and a Nemesis?
Alaska may deserve the worst that is said for it
or the best, and it does not really matter which.
From any start it has a better chance than had
Siberia in the days when Jules Verne could write
Michael Strogoff and the story be true. Louisville
Civil service reform should be extended to in
elude all appointive officers in tho National Govern,
ment, except the Cabinet, tho judiciary and tho
higher positions, upon which the political character
of the Administration depends, declared former
Robert Ascham, the old schoolmaster, said, "hu
hazardeth much who depends upon learning for his
experience." This may be put alongside of the
late John Bascom's expressive phrase "things
learned by living." These expressions are in tune
with the much-quoted and much-abused doctrine,
"we learn by doing." We say it proudly and then
turn our backs on it, and go to quarreling about
textbooks, and naturally so. Textbooks are good
things, but they are disgraced when empty and sel
fish minds go quarreling about them. There are
two things subordinate to educational achievements
and they are textbooks and "don't care teachers."
They don't inspire a particle. They pull down
In this connection, a statement from Supt. J. W.
Bradner's report to the School Board the other
night ia of interest. Mr, Bradner stated 'that dur
ing the past month a series of questions has been
put to pupils in the eighth grade, some of which are
all important. The first question asked was, "Do
you expect to be promoted at the- end of the school
year!" Second, "Do your grades warrant promo
tion? If not, how do you expect to be promoted!"
"How much home study do you do?" There were
about six other questions along this line and after
the pupils answered them in writing Mr. Bardner
took up each individual case with the teacher, and
after that had a conference with the pupil, in re
gard to these questions, with special reference to
the pupils who were near the failing point. This,
it seems to us, is getting at the real root of the
question of so many failures in our public schools
Here is an exemplification of the principle "we
learn to do by living." It is bound to bring good
results to our schools. Ashland Independent.
HEAT AND LIGHT AND
POWER BY WIRELESS!
Although electrical energy has becomo so com
monplace that its use is regarded as an incident, it
is -within the memory of tho most of us when its
simplest applications were all curiosities. The en
gineer of the elect riq-ligfiting plant, modern thirty
years ago, if he entered the power plant of today,
would find it diflicult to understand the use ond
operation of the numerous electrical devices found
therein, says the editor of Power.
"The strides that have been made in this branch
of engineering have surpassed the wildest dreams
of thirty years ago. On one occassion a professor
of electricity, solemnly stated to his class that the
trolley car would always require a trolley wire
as a means of electrical transmission. Today street
'cors are successfully operated by means of storag'
batteries. The professor spoke according to the
light of his time and could not see the developments
destined for the future.
One of the greatest overhead charges against the
electric lighting plant is the cost 'and maintenance
of the transmission lines. Although, doubtless
much thought has been devoted to the question of
transmission-line elimination tho problem has re
mained unsolved. Possibly the invention of wire
less telegraphy has given inventors the key which
will enable them to perfect a method of wireless
The advance along this line is promising, for, ac
cording to reports, apparatus has been devised
whereby electric lamps have been lighted at a dis
tance from the generating apparatus without the
aid of transmission lines.
What the success of this invention will mean is
impossible to predict. With the first step taken in
wireless transmission of electrical energy, it would
seem plausible to predict that not only will our
buildings be lighted by wireless electrical energy,
but that they will he heated as well. In the same
manner, commercial electrical energy could be
rtansmitted for motor service.
It may be early to forecast what the forthcoming
results of this new invention will be, but who would
care to dispute that energy will soon be transmitted
from the point to point without the aid of trans
CRYING FOB HELP
Lota Of It In MaysvUle, But Dally
Tho kldneya often cry for holp.
Not another organ In the whola body
moro delicately constructed;
Not one more important to health.
The kiduoya are tho filters of the
Vhpu they mil tho blood becomes
fuul and poisonous.
., There can be no health where there
is poisoned blood.
Uackacho is oao of the freluont In
dications of kidney trouble.
It is often tho kldnoys' cry for holp.
Head what Doan's Kidnoy Pills hare
done for overworked kidneys.
ltoad what Doau'a have done for
Maysvllle people. v
Mrs. Annie MoClellan, 041 West Sec
ond streot, MaynYlllo, ICy., sayi: "I
was often dizzy and nervous and my
head ached. 1 had pain in my back
pnd my kidneys wore woak. Doun's
Kidney Pills stoppod the complaint im
mediately und tnado me yvoll and
For sale by all dealers. Price CO
cents. Fostor-Mllburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, solo agonts for the United
Remember the name Douu'a and
take no othor.
Market Street. MAV8VILU, KV.
AH kluiU of Vreili Ment. Onih palil fur
butcher' (took, hlda put! tallow.
Transfer and General Hauling. We
mnke a specialty ol largo contracts.
Office and bam 180 East Second
street. Phonos 146 and 228.
John Albanose, a boxor who onco was
nutched with tho featherweight cham
pion, was shot to death in Columbus, O.
FREIGHT TRAIN CAUSE
Of Accident at South Ripley Costing
(Georgetown (Ohio) News Democrat.)
Thomas Mnugitn called at tho Nowi
Democrat office, Friday, telling m of
having boon a passenger upon tho 0. &.
O Train which struck tho omnibus,
killing Samuel White and Alonzo Wil
Hams at South Ripley, Thursday morn
iug. Mr. Maugau said that during tho
several jears he had been on tho road
ho had nover seen a sight equaling it.
The train was running behind time and
making n terrific speed. Being n nous
paper man, he stated that he soon learn
ed, when th,o train stopped that the
cause for the uccideut was a freight
tiain tbnt was switchiug, and which
made so much noiio that it was im
possible for tho occupants of the oinni
bus to hear tho approaching train
Dr. P. G. SMOOT
Second Floor Bfnannto Tempi,
Third nud Mnrketatieati,
appoint Attention to DltcttMW of the
Eye, Car, Nose, Throat.
PtsiStnct, IMS Third St TettpKnnn
office si, rttldtntti Office iovr$, to o it
a m.,' t to i p. "., itotp. m. Sundayi
Electric And Alcnbol
Trnys, Gillott Shav
ing Sets, Canes, etc.
Fino lino of Diamond
Kings trom $iu up.
CHAS. W. TRAXEL & CO.
First Showing of
At the New York Store Saturday.
PRESENTS GIVEN WITH $5 PVRCHjiSE.
Carpets, Rugs, Mattings,
Or all kinds. More than over and cheaper ihan ever.
orCARj5EIJS"Tw,oSPcc,a,sHeovy Flowered Car
pel 25c yard. Heavy Ingrain, SOc qualhy, 33c yard.
p -, R,00MSIZfE RUGSMattinB Rugs, 9x12, $2 69.
Room-size Rugs In wool, 9x12, $4.98. Brussels Rugs,
Velvet Rugs, all sizes and low in price.
' v7r?.BmC?? COTTONBuy now. A good one
2 c yard; much beter one 3c yard.
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JUST A LIGHT LUNOII
They wore on the subject of girls
"Look here!" exclaimed McFarland. "Did you ever
take a girl out to lunch when sho felt a little faint f"
"T.t nn,' admitted Smith reluctantly.
"Well, take my advice and don't. Oue day I took Miss
Jennie Westcott into a restaurant. At first she declined
to eat anything, but then she fcaid sho believed she did
feel a littla faiut.'1
"Did sho take anything"
"Did sho tako anything? She seized tho inonu, ghncod
over it, said sho didn't feel very hungry and ordered"
"Well, ihat did sho order?"
"Oyster, bouillon, lobster, cutlets, sweetbreads and peas,
chicken, shrimp aalad, biscuit glace, macaroons, coffee and
crome do monthe. It cost mo threo dollars."
"Well, you ought to bo glad," said Smith
"Glad? What for?"
"Why, glad she wasn't hungry."
Our Colored Citizens
The Executive Board of the Xationa1
Equal Suffrage Association began a tno
df.ys' conference in Birmingham Ala
BAEB LEGGED BATHERS ALLOW
ED IN CLEVELAND.
Cleveland, 0. Bare legs will prevail
omong women bathers here next sum
mer. Park Superintendent Alber ad
ocates uuhindered shins for swimmers
ond has removed the ban on stockinged
women at tho bathing beaches.
"The less clothes the better while
bathing as long as bathers keep within
the bounds of decency," says Alber.
Preparations are being made in Romo,
Italy, to proveut or repress disorders
during the general strike called for today.
William Marconi inventor of tho
wireless tolegraph, is conducting ex
periments at Syracuse, Sicily, with
Underlying the settlement at the.
Panama Canal tolls dispute is an ambi
tious program of American diplomacy
v.hich contemplates on early adjust
ment of relations with most of the na
tions of the world, it is stated.
The Best Spring Flour
We have taken the agency for it. Our
policy is to handle the best, and as the
demand is coming tor spring wheat we
have it"G0LD MEDAL."
M. C. RUSSELL CO.
Plans for a contrally locatod homo
aro boing considered by a committee of
the American College of Surgeons
HE COULD LIvE WITHOUT SOAI
In ouo of our Churches, recently they
were taking up a self-denial offering.
As each ono came up to tho secretary
in d deposited his offering, ho was asked
what he had denied himself during the
week. When one of tho boys came up
with ton cents, the one in charge asked:
"Son, what have you denied yourself
"Soap," promptly replied the lad,
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As Administrator of Mrs. L. J. Wells,
I will offer, for tale on the premises,
4 miles west of Mayivllle, near
Thursday, March 12th,
At 10 o'clock . m., tho following per
Fourteen-year old Maro, la foal by
a Jack; 7-yoar-old Family Maro; 4-yw
om Aiare m roai by a Jack; 3-year-old
Filly, unbroko; S-yoar-olA Gelding, uu
broke; 8-year-old Filly; Yoarllng Horae
Colt; 5-year-old Work Maro; 4-year-old
Harness Mare, 7-yoar-old atandard bred
Mare; 3-year-old Harness Mars, well
broke; 0-year-old Harness Mare, B-ys&r.
old Work Maro; Coming 2-year-old
Draft Oolt, 12-yoar-old Mart, In foal by
draft horse; Baddla and Xlarnew Stal
lion, Victor; 12-year-old, a fine Show
Horse; 2 Jersey Cows, both, fresh In
March; 8-year-old Jersey Heifer, fresh
In March; Yearling Steer; 2 Hogs, 160
lbi. each; 18 No. l good Ewes; six dozen
Hena; 100 Bushels of Com; 2 sets of
uip B traps; Hide Flat Harneu; i Col
lars; 2 Bridles; Check Blinds; Oood
two-horse Wagon; Spring Wagon; Good
Sled; Harrow; 2 double-shovel Flows;
Break Flow; Hillside Flow; Mowing
Machine, Corn Drill, Hoae, Sakee, fork,
TB&T4S OF SALE made known ou
day of sale.
P. F, WELLS,
AstAuOitMUr of Un. L. J. Wells.
II, 0. 'Hawttu, AuMeer,
Tho Colored Public Health League
will have a meeting next Friday even
ug at tho Scott's Chapel M. E. Church
at 7:30 p. m. All mombers and friends
are asked to be present a special pro
gram will be rendered.
The lolloiring members hate paid
50 conts as dues: Prof. Henrj Sculo
Mr. George Strawdor, Prof. T. R. Davis,
Prof. A. V. Travis, Prof. W. II. Hum
phiey, Mrs. W. C. Patton, Miss France
Strawdor, Mrs. Sallle Marshall, Mrs
Lydia Rudd, Mrs Rosa Strawder, Mrs.
Amanda Barnes, Miss Jesiip 0. Yancey.
Miss Emma Hunt, Rev J. C Wood,
Rev. R. Jackson, Mrs. Florence Kirl ,
Mrs. Rnchael I'obHett, -Miss Martha
Clay, Mr. Spencer Walker, Mr. Thorn
ton Owens, Mr. John Sanlord, Mrs
Amanda Breckinridge, Mrs. France
Morton, Miss Susie Taylor, Mm. Maria
J Taylor, Mr. George Lockoridgo, Mrs.
Frances Smith, Mr. Isaac Washington,
Mrs. Rosa Thomas, Mr. E. W. Lane,
Mrs. Lizzie Fields, Mrs. Carrio Lewis,
Mrs. Flora Smith, Miss Lid'i Smith
Mrs. Anniii Athey, Mrs. Emma Robin
son, Mrs, Mary E. Burns, Mr. William
Griffith, Rev. E. Combs. Thoso who
hovo paid "5 cents on their dues: Mrs.
Rachool Donelson, Mrs. Maria Rudd,
Miss Lida Wnlker, Mrs. Mary Ortens,
Mrs. Mary D. Brocklnridge, Mr. Henry
Fields, Mr. Harry Barnes, Mrs. Mary
Brooks, Mrs. Ada Bra.xtou, Mrs. Mary
E. Green, Mrs, Frankio Robinson, Mrs.
Cora Bailey, Mrs. Bettio Williams, Mrs.
Sallie Chambers, -Mrs. Mary E. Carr,
Mrs. "gnes Holmes, Mrs. Cordolia Car
lisle. MISS FRANCES STRAWDER,
MRS. W. C. PATTON, Secretary.
West End Property.
W have for sale THREE beautiful
residtnoei in the West End ou Second
street These home are' modern
throughout. Each home Is located on
large lots, running back to Third street.
The extension of the street oar lino, tn
that section, and the building of an up-to-dato
apartment house In this end of
town, In our Judgment la sure to stim
ulate values of roal estate in that part
of our city. Vbese homes will bo opened
for Inspection, to prospective buyers at
any time. For particulars see ua at
JOHN W. PORTER,
l7IQAt flonond He.
Too Late to Talk
About tho merits of the different warehouses. Neurly
everybody known whora tho managers work hard to
get full value for tho tobacco. Try ua with what
you hare left and see.
Gtoivers Warehouse Co., Inc.
Free Stalls In the Livery Stables. New Telephone 272.
M AYSVILLE, KY. OAKB.AM9?Ie";ii'VAIN' """-
Modern Plumbing, Steam
and Hot Water Heating I
High quality of Gaa Work a Specialty.
HandleOnly the Beat ol material, Dealer
in Brass Valves and Fittings, Gas titove
and Uangos, All Sixes of Bewer Pipe.
DO YOU KNOW
Mr. Tobacco Grower
Farmers $ Planters
Have beat the market average every week this season?
No? Well, then, It will pay you to investigate.
Last week the Supervisor's report showed
an average for the market $9 36.
FOR THE WEEK WAS
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s one of the greatest
dds to home comfort.
. "gtaudavd" modern
tathroom installed by us
.'ill prove a saver of
ime, money, and worry
o you, on account of its
flicient service and long
GEORGE H. TRAXEL
HI, THIM AKI IMHTWI IM.
Greater Values Than Ever
We place on sale the balance of thia High-Grade Footwear at a
fraction of their real value in order to make room for the spring goods
now arriving daily. Now is your opportunity to buy your spring
footwear at bargain prices. Be here tomorrow arid see these great
special offers that will afford you a great saving on your shoe bills.
See windows for these
FOUR BIG SPECIALS
Lndies' Fino Medium-Weight Shoen,
in gunmotal, velvet and viui kid, button
and Bluchers, $2 and $8.A0 valucp,
Ludiep, beie is an exceptional oppor
tunity. Cuatom-mado Shoes, $8 and
$.50 mines, every leather, newest mod
el?, all sires,
Men'u Fine Shoes in this season's uew
est models. They coma in viut kid and
guo metal Bluchers. $2 and $2.50 value.,
Man, in this lot you will find custom
mada Shoes on ilia newest dosirablu
lasts, evary leather, a roal bargain,
Try a Pair of W. H. Means' Dry Feet Shoes.