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how gushed the life blood of her
brave upon the soil they fought to
The spirit of heroes was well de
fined by the interview of Mrs. Ma
loney and Mrs. McCarthy, the latter
saluting with "How about your ped
igree.' The former responds, "What
the Divil is that?" "That's your
ancestry,'" was the retort, "and
what the Divil is that ?'' was the
reply. "That's them what you sprang
from,' was the retort. To which
came this consoling rejoinder: "I'd
give you to understand that the Ma
loneys sprang from nobody. They
sprang at Eve." Aye! Yes, our
Fathers "sprang at Eve." Thus be
queathing to their descendants, an im
perishable legacy of honor and glory.
Hatred of tyranny and oppression,
pomp and sham, and false pretense.
Lovers of liberty were the thrilling
watchwords of the patriots of Lex
ington, who fought and died that lib
erty for the "humblest and highest
Nay, if we imitate their virtues we
"They are not dead,
-what seems so is Transition,
This life of morv.' 1reath,
": but the entrP 1 the
Whose portal we call Death,
In that great cloisters,
Stillness and seclusion,
By guardian Angels led.
Safe from temptatioit,
Safe from sin's pollution,
They live, whom we call dead."
Our fathers were never aggresssive,
however, save in self defense. They
devotedly espoused. principles which
recognized the sanctity of human life,
never to be imperilled except for the
They endured every hardship to
shield the weak and helpless.
Their principles would protect even
the birds from the despoiler's hands.
The Master created them to ele
vate and bless humanity and "They
shall not fall to the ground without
your Father's notice."
And the Kin shall say unto you,
'Inasmuch as ye have done it unto
.he least of thee, my brethren, ye
-ave done it unto me.''
~o revert again to the men of Lex
ington, to them both the North and
South (as well as to the heroes of
your town) were, and are, equally
and closely allied. Common sacrifices,
common battlefields, common tri
umphs, comninon defeats, common,
sense, held us through a glorious kin
ship of blood, fraternity and courage
into one grand and indissoluble famn
ily, obligated to transmit this great
inheritance to our children and chil
dren 's children to the remotest gen
As worthy descendants of noble
sires let us ever stand for right,
truth and justice... Let us weave the
garlands of national unity and integ
rity and strive to inculcate, every
where throughout our broad land
these lessons of wisdom. Abhorrence
of wrong and oppression, intolerance
of disheoesty, greed, graft and iniqui
ty, whether in high or low station,
which crowned the unselfish career of
our patriot fathers with a mortal
Fame and Honor.
Thus only shall "a government of
the people,for the people and by the
people'' be preserved.
Duty calls us' to maintain these
principles wit,h renewed ~ar'dor andy
' Aid;4hy dawning tongue and pen,
Aid itopge ilns men,
Aid it pal5ei, aid it type,
Aid it; for- the hour is ripe,
And our earnest must not slacken in
Men of thought and men of action
clear the way."
*Thus only shall we uphold
"A union of lakes, of rivers and
A union of States none can sever
A union of hearts, a union.of hands,
And the glory and honor of our flag,
And country forever.''
The same drum beat, the same bugle
call, the same slogan, when necessary,
must hereafter snmmon to conflict or
repose. The same Paul Revere shall
cause~ liberty b~ell to peal. The same
Websters, "Clays, Calhouns and
Haynes, shall summon the people to
the forum of popular discussion. And
let us ferv'ently hope that peace, Holy
Peace shall prevail, for "Peace hath
ier victories, none less renowned~
We :already note the glad awaken
g whereby the new south, north,
east and west, redeemed, regenerated,
rededicated to a common cause a com
mon country, salute the future witl
noble aims, (born of better acquain
tance, closer commercial and fratern
al relations), purified and strengthen
ed by eommon and alienated conflicts,
which have shown the. supreme valor,
the .f+ty and invincible courage ol
every section, every clime.
The waters of New England shall
continue to love the coral reefs of
Florida, whiten the cotton fields of
Carolinas and kiss- into bloom, the
flowers amid the increasing fra
grance of the Palmetto State while
the gentle winds of this sunny "Sum
merland'" shall waft the perfume of
the tropical climes to the frigid bor
derlands of the north.
Sectional hate has been effaced by
the healing balm- of the national and
individual affection. Patriotism is
now rampant, politics as a selfish vo
cation is being rebuked in the highest
places, and even corporate greed is be
ing restrained of absolute control and
sway and the pockets of the embez
zler and the political charlatan are
being emptied by an outraged people,
who demand that public office shall be
a synonym for public trust.
The songs, the sincerity of the
southland, swell the marvelous cho
rus of restored national unity and
progress and the matchless paean of
a union founded upon a majestic con
stellation of indestructible states
yileds a wondrous volume of concord
and peace, combining the melodies
and symphonies of earth with the
eternal harmonies of Heaven.
The sweet, sad and hallowed memo
ries of unmatched valor, which
stretch from every battlefield of our
great republic, to find perpetual lodg
ment in countless hearts and homes,
will live with undying fame, so long
as humnity survives.
The soldiers of the union and con
federacy with greatest appreciation,
with God-given love and charity as
their- footsteps falter and slacken
their pulses cease to thrill shall mu
tually bedeck the graves of fallen
comrades with equal and reverent re
oard. Remembering only that con
science is the monitor of duty and
fidelity and that the father of all, en
dowed men with those jewels to
:ruide and adorn humanity.
In cohelusion, could you gallant
knights remain here so long as you
will linger in our hearts. you would
indeed be permanent guests of this
Wayside Inn. This welcome home of
the North men and South men, the
Puritan and Cavalier.
This, latest, Lexington.
A Keen Retort.
General Jtibal Early was as keen
sometimes with his tongue as he was
with his sword for~the southern Con
federacy. The Pittsburg Dispatch il
lustrates this by the following inci
In the summer of. 1877 General Ju
hal A. Early was a' guest at the Ar
lington hotel, Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Among the .other not'ables stopping
there was the somewhat famous ex
Governor Stearns of Florida, who had
been recently appointed by President
Hayes a commissioner to adjust the
laims of citize-ns of Hot Springs who
had improved real estate which was
afterward decided to belong to the
national government. One day the
two -gentlemen, who had no personal
acquaintance, met in the hotel office.
"General Early,'' said Stearns,
politely, "you ought" to be willing to
shake hands with me. You owe me
an arm,'' and he indicated his empty
"How is that, governor?'P' queried
Early, at the same tiine extending his
"I lost that arm in the cause of
the Union at Winchester, where you
commanded the Confederate army.''
"Indeed,'' responded~ the general
suavely, as' he stroked his long' gray
We have I
know tne be:
and have pI
them, THE C
beard and slightly straightened. his
bent figure. "You musn't blame me
for that. I always instructed my men
to do their duty; but somehow the
rascals would blunder."
The future intercourse of the two
gentlemen was limited to a passing
The Stranger-Excuse me, but do
you ever play the races?
The Bookmaker-Not me; I work
the guys that play 'em.-Chicago
Mrs. Naggs-Did you miss me when
I was away?
Mr. Naggs-No, dear, I went to
lectures every night!-Ally Sloper's
Hungry Higgins-Didn't the wo
man over to that house give youse
Weary Walker-Nuthin' but a cake.
Hungry Higgins-Well, hurry up
an' gimme a piece.
Weary Walker-Youse can have it
all an' welcome. It's a cake of soap.
It is a good deal easier to take a
stand than it is to stay with it.
Praying for popular approval may
be courting divine condemnation.
The Jacksonville Times-Union says:
"Senator Bailey has 1v l down the
reputation of being a bright young
man." Fortunately for Senator Bai
lev he never had to live down the ti
tle of "The Boy Orator."
While the postoffice bill is up in
the house is a good time to talk rural
free delivery up one side and down
the other, and after all the talk, let
be determined that the service shall go
forward and not backward.
The Servian regicides have notified
King Peter to take his choice be
tween peaceable abdication and one
of those informal midnight visits. If
Pete is- wise he will stand not on the,
order of his going, but will ge p. d. q.
John D. Rockefeller left his Lake
wood, N. J., refuge and visited New
Yorlk city, the other day, without a
single process-server to molest or
make him afraid. A thank offering
of another million to Chicago univer
sity is in order.
The, Sprinfield (Mass.) Union ob
serves ''sarkastick like:'' ''As a 'sop
to the Massachustees tariff rsgsTn
ists the congressional campaign com
mittee will accord Representative
Weeks the honor of holding down the
job of securing their reelections and
taking the kicks.''
W OR K
yeen in the I
t. We have
ked the Cha
A Lenten Story.
Good Lenten stories, not too carnal,
yet with a.eertain flavor, are not plen
tiful. One may ask indulgence,
therefore, and hope not to be thought
falling into one's "anecdoteage" if
one occasionally revamps a chestnut.
Some of our readers have heard this
from the London Chronicle, as we
have years ago, yet there may be
others-and here it is. In an ordi
nary restaurant, according to that au
thority, a water waiter was surpris
ed at being asked with Ireland's in
imitable smile, for 'divilled whale."
"Is it filleted shark that ye have
thin?" pursued the Irishman, in be
ing refused this delicacy. Again re
ceiving a reply in the negative, he
tried once more. "Thin ye can bring
me some roasted porpoise," he said.
The waiter showed signs of becoming
restive, and Paddy sank back in his
seat and heaved a sigh of contentment
"I'll take some raist beef and vege
tables," he said, cheerfully, "and
sure ye'll not be for saying that I
didn't ask ye for fish."
You mustn't mind what other peo
,ple do. If their souls were your soul
it would be different. You stand and
fall by your -own work.-Rudyard
It is a curious contradiction that
happiness is the one thing people real
ly want and that it is the one thing
nearly everybody misses.-Gertrude
Between Tonopah and Manhattan,
Nev., fifty miles,.there is an automo
bile service. Round trip $25.
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''He's proud of being prematurely
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feet over his ears makes him look
poeti.'' ''Well, it does remind me
of a poem.'' ''What poem'' ''When
Frost is on the Pumpkin.' '-Cleve
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Why does a young man try to keep
on the right side of his best girl when
he knows that her heart is on the left
Just think how easy is it for you to
deceive others-then have another
thought as to the ease with which oth
ers may deceive you.
A Badly Burned Girl
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Tekonsha, Michigan, says: "I use it
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Quickest Pile cure known. Best healing
Salve made. 25c. at W. E. Pelham &
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"Can't I sell you a painless corn
cure, madam?" said the peddler.
"No, you can't," snapped the woman
of the house. "I have no painless
corns.'' Then the door was shut with
a sudden slam.-Chicago Tribune.
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Our Small Payment Plan makes the
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Write us to-day for Catalogues and
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