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Hazel Green Herald
8PENCER COOPER, Proprietor.
"Starve the fly" 1b much the better
Every baseball team Is a pennant
vlnncr Just now. 1
Women will wear smaller hats, but
hats are not sold by the square foot, i
New York's spring cleaning will i
cost $28,000. It will be dirt cheap at
Announcement of the centenary of
Ue silk hat reminds us that the good
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Even a person without much other
culture may point proudly to his ap
A California man Is breeding strlDed
rats, but what kind of liquor he Is
U1"E is not stated.
There are no new names to call the
umpire, of course, but then there are
alwavs new umpires.
No wonder the man who gave his
wife thirty hats failed to win her love,
considering the styles.
The simplified spelling board Is go
ing right on slmpllfjlng words that
refuse to be simplified.
There Is reason to think that those
Zeppelin airships are dangerous con
trivances to those on board.
Our respect for China is consider
ably enhanced by the Information that
the Chinese do not eat chop suey.
Archaeologists announce that Egypt
fought a money trust 4.000 years ago.
And look at what happened to Egypt!
There be those who maintain that It
Is cheaper to treat yourself to grape
fruit every day than to pay doctor
Egvpt had graft scandals, a Dertll
Ion system and lots of other things.
Including gestures that cannot be lml-
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Tlw suggestion has been made to
have the man given away, too, at
weddings. If covly done, it will be a
It may be true that music makes
hair grow on bald heads, despite the
fact that Klchard Warner wore a
As for rabbits, turtles, guinea pigs,
etc. inoculation with some form of
gertn seems to be the badge of all
A dispatch says "lobsters are to
have state protection." 'Tls well to
protect some lobsters for proper an
nihilation An actresb advises girls to wear bat
plnless hats to make a hit with men.
Tho advice is so shrewd as to be fair
Wife of a millionaire eloped with a
butcher. Probably had extravagant
tastes and wanted meat three or four
times a day.
An eastern woman claims she would
rather be very thin than otherwise.
At least she takes a broad outlook of
According to a Chicago professor.
clothes are worn primarily for orna"
ment. Then how floes be account for
the derby hat'
f "ig announced that a new
Velasquez potiaii has been discov
ered In London. But It Is not announo
ed who painted it.
In China the breaking of a cup
means an oath of brotherhood. In
an American restaurant it means one
from the proprietor.
What has become of the old-fashioned
man who used to write to the
.newspapers to say that "woman s
sphere is at home"?
Boston college girls propose organ
ising a chain of don't wed clubs but
"ay the membership will be limited.
Limited to girls over slity.
New York. It is reported, has an
over-abundance of apartment houses
and confidence game workers Sort
oi too many flats and sharps, as It
There must be a lot of poor ; shots
in the old world. uibpi." ""- -
eUt out of every ten noblemen who
come to America to inveigle heiresses
matr'age. fall as fortune hunters.
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OF the lst n-stlug place of
our Civil w ar heroes none
is more heavily banked
with flowers on Decora
tion day than the tomb
of Gen John A Igan.
This remembrance- would
oe entirely expiuinauiu
bj the circumstance that
the commander of the
Armj of the Tennessee
was not only one of the
foremost military lead
ers of the I'nlon army, but was ex
cep lonaIl popular with his soldiers,
enoagh of whom are still living to In
jure lavish offerings of flowers on
"each recurring holiday, without any
dependence whatever upon expressions
of g.atitude from a rising generation.
However, there Is yet another Incen
tive, quite aside from this common
patriotic Impulse which goes to ex
plain this exceptional Moral tribute to
General Logan, ami which makes it
stem especially appropriate This is
found In the fact, all too often over
looked, that General Logan was the
founder of Memorial day as we ob
serve it in the present era The claim
is made, apparentlj with perfect war--raat.
thai the fundamental Idea of
Memorial day originated in the south,
where a number of kind-hearted worn
en inaugurated, immediately after the
close of the war. the prictlce of devot
ing &ome chosen day in the spring to
the decoration with flowers of the
grates of the fallen soldiers Federal
and Confederate alike
To General Logan, though, belongs
the credit of establishing Decoration
day in May as a definite, fixed, annual
event of uniform observance in the
great majont of the states of the
Union. There had been no general
celebration and no fixed date until in
186!) General Logan, then acting as
commander-in-chief of the Grand Army
of the Republic, took the initiative and
Issued an order fixing May 30 as the
date for the annual Memorial day ex
ercises and calling upon every G. A. R.
post in the country to engage in fit
ting ceremonies and scatter tokens of
regard oer the last resting places
of their former comrades In arms.
It Is predicted that ere many years
there will be general adoption through
out the country of the practice, already
introduced in some places, of reading
In connection with every Memorial day
program the original order of General
Logan instituting this event which has
become such an important one on our
calendar. Such a plan would, of course,
follow- the example of the general cus
tom of reading the Declaration of In
dependence in connection with Fourth
of July exercises. For the present,
however. General Logan's recognition
in this connection consists in special
services at his tomb, and, as has been
nlained, an exceptional profusion of
iiowers, many of the latter In the form
of elaborate designs suggestive of
notable events in his military career.
The last resting place of General Lo
gan Is admirably chosen with refer
ence to opportunities for keeping
green the memory of this fiery war
rior. The body of General Logan lies
In a handsome private vault, occupying
the most prominent place In lhe na
tional cemetery connected with the
United States Soldiers' home, near
Washington. D. C. Among the thou
sand inmates of the home are a num
ber who fought under General Logan,
and naturally It is a work of love for
them to see to It that his tomb bears
evidence of the undying admiration
of his "boys" of half a century ago.
At the Soldiers' Home cemetery the
veterans do most of the scattering of
flowers on Decoration day, there not
being sufficient children on hand, as a
rule, to place blossoms on so many
graves. But the posies which the
soldiers carry to the Logan tomb are
by no means the only ones that come
thither on this festival of remem
brance Hera! designs are sent from
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tions in various
parts of the country,
from Illinois, which
state General Logan
represented In the
Cnlted States senate
after the close of his
military career The
fact that General Lo
gan's last resting
place Is a vault,
thereby providing a bheiter for elab
orate floral pieces, has also seemingly
had an influence in Inspiring this
form of tribute The vault is constant
ly filled with such pieces, including
representations of flags, corps budges
and other military insignia. Some of
those to be seen are fashioned from
fresh flowers, but the walls of the vault
are covered with permanent wreaths
and other memorials fashioned from
artificial flowers i lat closely counter
feit nature's most delicate product in
The Logan toAb is near the main
entrance to the cemetery, and is hp-
proached through a massive monu
mental xateway, the white pillars of
which brar the names of a number of
the republic's military heroes. Be
side the vault, as though standing
guard over it, is an old war cannon,
and a few steps beyond the visitor
enters a labvrinth of low hedge, form
ed from the sweet-scented box.
The principal exercises are held on
the morning of Memorial day in a
natural amphitheater formed by the
wooded slope which descends at the
rear of the Logan vault. The speak
ers occupy a rostrum conforming in
Its memorial pillars to the architecture
of the gatewaj already mentioned, and
the orator of the day never fails to
make reference to the cemetery's most
distinguished occupant and the part
he plaved in giving to the nation one
of Its most significant holidays. Fol
lowing the general program special
services are held at the Logan vault,
these bervlces being, as a rule. In
charge of either the Grand Army of
the Republic, of which organization
General logan served for three terms
as commander-in-chief, or one or an
other of the associations made up of
natives of the state of Illinois. The
place of honor at these services Is al-
ways accorded to Mrs. John A. Logan,
the widow of the general.
Persons who have visited the Lo-' Their ages range all the way from
gan tomb in the past and who return twenty-four to ninety, but more than
for this year's Memorial day exercises ' half of all the veteran are between
will find one important change in the ! the ages of sixty and ninety. Several
surroundings. Occupying a site Just I score of these old warriors saw service
across the road and overlooking the ! in the war with Mexico, whereas con
tomb there has lately been completed ' siderably more than 300 of them par
the largest and most Important build-1 tlclpated in the Civil war.
Ing of the United - States Soldiers' I
home Grant hall, as tne new struc- Automatic Water Finder,
ture has been named In honor of the ' No thoroughly reliable automatic
Union leader, is a splendid marble , water finder has yet been discovered,
structure that will cost, with Its fur-1 A peculiarly designed magnetic needle
nlshlngs. close to one and one-half has been employed for years, but is
million dollars. It is -designed for In-' by no means Invariably successful.
mates of the home, and a large pro-!
portion of the windows in the big
building will command a view of the
last shelter tent of General Logan and
the flora! tokens banked behind Its
It ma perhaps, strike the reader as
a trifle odd that there should be need
of a new building to enlarge the quar
ters of a soldiers' home, whereas the
old soldiers In the national and state
homes In all parts of the United States
are rapidly responding to their last
roll call. The explanation of the sit
uation at the institution on the heights
beyond Washington Is found In the
fact that this refuge is absolutely
unique among all the soldiers' homes there will be a great migration of
In our land. Whereas the other homes , birds The military authorities state
are supported by the national or 6tate that the experience of aviators else
governments as havens for volunteer where is that the birds will become
veterans (principally of the Civil war) accustomed to the presence and noise
when overtaken b ill health or ad- of ) areoplanes. and thenceforward
vancir.e war the institution vhere.wil. i.ot inlnrate
HOSTRIIFC 2fZ2&. ZOG&2T 2ti7LB 'T5
General Logan bleeps is Intended only
for enlisted men who served in the
regular army and without regard to
which war they saw service in or, for
that matter, whether they saw service
in any war
Not onlv has ti.ls home no connec
tion with an of life volunteer homes,
national or state, but it receives no :ip
propriation from the government, bu
mg wholly maintained by the enllstt'i
men of the regular army, who ecu
tribute to its support out of their pay
on much the same theory that a man
invests in life insurance. This Is the
forerunner of all the soldiers' homes.
now scattered acrobs the country from
Virginia to California, having been
established ten jears before the cut
break of the Civil war. That the ho.ne
Is a decidedly prosperous institution
may be inferred from the fact that
it has several million dollars to its
cridlt In the United States treasury,
and Its buildings, largely of white
marble, are set in grounds compris
ing more than 500 acres of beautiful
land that cost about one-third of a
million dollars, and Is maintained as
a park with recreation grounds, pa
vilions where band concerts are held,
and ten miles of graded, macada
mized roads winding through selected
' groves of native and foreign trees and
high, open ground that commands
splendid views of the capital city.
A man must have seen 20 years ol
service In the regular army ere he is
entitled to a .home in this institution
unless, mayhap, he has been disabled
by wounds or disease in th"e service
and in the line of duty. He must also
be honorably discharged from the
army before he can admitted to the
home, so that all the inmates of the
Institution are civilians.
Marching past the Logan vault on
j Memorial day one may see Inmates of
home who have served anywhere from
20 to 30 years In the regular army
One designer has employed electricity
In connection with magnetism In the
form he not quite correctly designated
galvanism, but his results have met
with much criticism. It Is wiser not
to depend upon any of the advertised
mechanical water or mineral finders,
so far as to make financial investment
In them, at this stage of our know!-
i edge of the subject.
Aeroplane Frightens Grouse.
Complaint has been made on the
grouse moors in the Glenesk district
of Forfarshire, Scotland, that the
grouse fly away at the noisy approach
of an aeroplane, and it is feared that
Helping the Little Fellow.
The United Shoe Machinery Con
pany is the only real obstacle to the
formation of a shoe trust. We help
the small manufacturer to start In
business and Keep going. He could
not afford to buy and care for his ma
chines, hut he can afford to lease them
on the terms we gi'.-e him based on
the number of shoes he makes an
average of less than 2 2-3 cents a pair
and let us keep them up to' date.
That is a fair arrangement. Some of
the big fellows don't like our system,
because they think we ought to give
them special rates. But the little fel
lows stand with us because they know
we treat all manufacturers alike no
matter how many machines they use.
If it were not for our methods of doing
business there would be no small fac
tories anywhere and no prosperous
factories in small towns
Tho United Shoe Machinery Co,
Boston. Mass. Adv.
Souip men haven't any more cau
tion when they happen to get a lit
tle money, than to show it to tho
family New York Press.
I Preh eupplv Mp. Autin' His; Ruck
' wheat now on kaiui at your grocer. Adv.
Shows Webster Wasn't Infallible.
"I looked up the word 'brat In the
dictionary," says Mr. I'ozo.zle, "and
find It is marked Obs.. meaning 'obso
lete.' Noah Webster was right about
a great many things but he never
lived alongside the urchins next door
"Can February March?"
"No. but April May." was the reply.
"Look here, old man, you re out of
"Don t July about it."
"It is not often that one gets th
better of your August personage.'
"Ha! now you think that you have
And then there was work for the
Cricket was introduced into a cer
tain district of India by a clergyman
from England, who hoped that the
game would foster a manly spirit. AH
went well, according to the author ot
"A Little Tour In India.' the boys be
came keen and a match was arranged
with a neighboring school. Then the
clergyman gave his team 15 rupees
($4.80) to spend "on new bats, or
whatever would be most useful."
When the day came, the team turned
out for the match full of quiet confi
dence, but with all their old accouter
men'a. "Why." asked the padre, "what
have you done with those 15 rupees
I gave you?" "Well, sir," said the cap-
( tain, "we thought It beet to spend it
all on the umpire. They won.
One of the reasons why English is
expected to become a world wide lan
guage is that English people refuse to
learn another. For instance, at Mus
cat, at the entrance to the Persian gulf,
there lived for many years an English
man, supposed to be the only, or al
mcLt the only. British resident on the
1.500 miles of Arabian coast line from
Aden to Koweit It would seem that
be could hardly have escaped knowing
Arabic. Yet he confessed that he
could not speak a dozen words of that
language. "But how do you carry on
your trade?" some one asked. "Oh,"
he replied, "the beggars have got to
MORE THAN EVER
Increased Capacity for Mental Labor
Since Leaving Off Coffee.
Many former coffee drinkers who
have mental work to perform, day aft
er day, have found a better capacity
and greater endurance by using Post
urn instead of coffeo. An Ills. Woman
"I had drank coffee for about twenty
years, and finally bad what the doctor
called 'coffee heart. I was nervous
and extremely despondent: bad little
mental or physical strength left, had
kidney trouble and constipation.
"The first noticeable benefit derived
from the change from coffee to Postum
was lhe natural action of the kidneys
and bowels. In two weeks my heart
action was greatly improved and my
"Then I became less despondent, and
the desire to be active again showed
proof of renewed physical and mental
"I am steadily gaining in physical
strength and brain power. I formerly
did mental work and had to give it up
on account of coffee, but since using
Postum I am doing hard mental labor
with less fatigue than ever before."
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Postum now comes in new concen
trated form called Instant Postum. It
Is regular Postum, so processed at tho
factory that only the soluble portions
A spoonful of Instant Postum with
hot water, and sugar and cream to
taste, produce instantly a delicious
Write for the Ifttle book. "The Road
"There's a Reason" for Vostum.
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