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We Stand for the Purity of Home, the Supremacy of Law and the Relief of a Tax-burdened People.
RICHMOND, MADISON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 1917
GUARANTEED STRICTLY PURE
Cakes and Crackers
There is a wholesome, old-fashioned
taste about StrietmanrTs baking that
comes from pure, nourishing materials
properly baked and carefu ly packed.
That's just the kind of food you w ant
your children to eat.
Adopted by Richmond
Lodge No. 25, F.
and A. M.
Joseph B. Willis, who died at his
borne in Crab Orchard, Ky., April 9,
was a native of Madison county and
the last of a large family. He was
born December, , 1848, and was the!
jTvtingest of eleven chl!uic-n of John
and Susan Baker Willis, pioneer citi
rens of Madison county. It is worthy
of notice and to be regretted that with
his death the name of his immediate
family becomes extinct locally, a
name that has been in Madison coun
ty from its earliest history.
He w-as educated in the public
schools of this county and at the old
Madison Seminary. In early life he
engaged in farming. Later he be
came a deputy sheriff, and then the
sheriff of Madison county. He dis
charged the duties of that important
office efficiently and honorably.
He was twice appointed postmaster
of Richmond by President Cleveland,
holding that office for eight years. In
this position, as in all others, he was
faithful and pleased the patrons of
He was a kind father, an affection
ate husband, a loyal friend" and an
upright, progressive citizen. He re
ceived all the degrees of Masonry
from Entered Apprenticeship to
Knights Templar in the local bodies,
always manifested a marked interest
in the progress of, as well as a belief
in, the usefulness of the order. He
was buried in the Richmond cemetery
with the beauitful service of the or
der, the Templars forming a guar3 of
Thus as another has passed over
the Silent River, reminding us of our
approaching fate, be it
Resolved, by us.
1st. That the death of our Brother
and friend is a positive loss to Ma
sonry, to society, his community, but
above all to his devoted wife .and
2nd. That we will revere his mem
ory and imitate his virtues.
Jrd. I hat we extend our uncere
sympathy to his family in their great
4th. That this tribute be publish
ed in a local paper, spread at large on
our records, and a copy sent to the
family of the deceased.
Sir Joseph, Hail and Farewell.
James B. McCreary,
William L. Crutcher,
Robt R, Burnam, Committee
Pronounced the world's finest
most popular cross. Rex Peavine, Chester Dare. A full brother to
Hazel Dawn, the world's champion, will make the 1917 season at
my barn 2 miles from Richmond on the Ixington pike at private
Jack Twigg is a horse of much vim, active step, and if you do
fail to get a show horse, you can sure count on a real firs class
walker. Good saddlers were never in greater demand, and it always
pays to raise the best
Phones (1) 680, (2) 307, (3) 565 J.
Walter Q. Park.
Boys and Girlt:
Put these fine biscuits
in the school lunch box
in sandwiches of Pea
nut Butter, Potted
Meats, Jellies or plain.
Keep a good supply in
the pantry at home.
At your grocers.
The Geo. H. Strietmann's
Berea College students are organ
izing three companies and will sonn
begin drilling on the campus. They
expect to be equipped with regular
army rifles from the government in
the near future. President William
G. Frost has made an appeal to all
persons who have any old army rifles
or other guns that have seen service
to loan then to the College in order
to fit up a company until they can get
their equipment from the government
This movement shows a very patriot
ic spirit prevailing at Berea College
and is highly commendable.
Prof. E. F. Dizney, of Evarts, has
been selected by members of Carded
School Board as principal of the
school for next year. He has not
formally accepted, but hopes to ad
just matters so he can accept the po
sition. He is a well known and pop
ular educator and a splendid man for
The Boys' Agricultural Club was
organized last Tuesday afternoon
with 57 members. This was one of
the most interesting meetings of the
kind ever held in Berea. Lona C.
Fish, our State Champion corn grow
er was elected president without oppo
sition. He has been a club member
for four years and has been a faith
ful worker. Miss Lila Bowman, the
only girl member, was unanimously
elected secretary. The club members
will raise all kinds of crops and also
animals of their choice. The club ex
pects to add several new members by
The Jackson County Oil Co.. recent
ly incorporated at Berea, with an au
thorized capital of $40,000, is plan
ning to drill at once. Over $22,000
of the capital stock has already been
tsMicd. The company has under lease
10,000 acres in Eastern Kentucky
counties, including Jackson, Lee, Lau
rel and Rockcastle.
No Age Limit With Her
El wood Harris, of Franklin, is the
owner of what is possibly the oldest
hen in Kentucky, if not in the world.
The hen was hatched with a brood 25
years ago and began laying early as
a pullet Throughout a quarter of a
ctnturv, she has laid an egg daily in
the season and when not engaged in
sitting or raising a brood. Except
for stiffness incident to old age she
shows no evidence of decline and lays
an eg a day. Exchange.
saddle horse. A nrndurt nf trw
The Brooks -Lewis
If the Brooks-Lewis revival does
not revive the languishing interest in
religious matters here, it will not be
the fault of Messrs. Brooks and Iew
is nor the good women of the city.
Rev. Brooks is preaching good, prac
tical sermons and Brother Lewis is
charming the people with his singing.
The combination draws like a mus
tard plaster. It gets you there and
warms you up. The good women are
working like beavers, making a house
to house campaign ami inviting every
body to come out and take part in the
meeting. Its my meeting, your meet
ing, our meeting, without church dis
tinction. The young folks have become inter
ested in the services and have organ
ized a splendid chorus and this,
strengthened by musical instruments
and adult voices, makes splendid sing
ing. The meeting is fairly begun and
this week will show some of the best
efforts ever put forth in this city. If
any one fails to get an invitation, its
because he cannot be found. A card
will be left under his door showing
him that the ladies have called on
The doors are open. Come and
make it your meeting. Your pres
ence will encourage others.
Monday morning at ten o'clock
there was a flag raising at Caldwell
High School building in this city. A
large number of citizens and patrons
and the scholars of the various de
partments gathered in the auditorium
where patriotic songe were sung and
First on the program was the sing
ing of "America," by the entire audi
ence standing, the school orchestra
playing the accompaniment. The mu
sic was under the direction of Miss
Cynthia Davison, and the manner in
which the school children sang was
most inspiring and elevating to every
Prof. Lewis, who has charge of the
music at the Brooks-Lewis revival at
the First Christian church, was pres
ent and thrilled and charmed the au
dience by singing two solos. He has
a fine voice and is a splendid singer.
At the conclusion of the songs,
Prof. D. W. Bridges, superintendent
of the school, in a few well chosen
words, introduced Hon. W. B. Smith,
the veteran, lawyer and splendid citi
zen, who knows more of the history
of this city and county than any liv
ing . man. More than three-quarters
of a century ago, Mr. Smith attended
school as a boy in a small building
where our present magnificent school
building now sits in majestic pride.
He told of conditions as they then ex
isted. There were only boys attend
ing school in the old days when he
was a school boy. There was always
a bunch of switches in the school
and the old fashioned schoolmaster
did not "spare the rod and spoil the
child" Mr. Smith made an excellent
speech and was roundly applauded.
He concluded his remarks by reciting
the poem of John D. Whittier, dedi
cated to the little red school house.
At the conclusion of the speech-
making, the children formed in line
and passed out of the building very
orderly and lined up in front of the
great institution of learning where
they sang "The Star Spangled Ban
ner," with vim and vigor. As they
sang the last stanza of the National
air, a large American flag was un
furled over the dome of the school
house and floated serenely in the gen
tle breezes, amidst the vociferous ap
plause of the children and visitors.
After the flag raising the scholars
and visitors returned to the auditor
ium where Prof. S. S. Myers, teacher
of voice culture at the Normal School
delivered an oration on "The Battle
of Gettysburg." Prof. Myers was in
the battle of Gettysburg, his parents
residing there at the time the climax
was reached in the great battle that
was fought between the North and
South and the destiny of the nation
was settled. He was but a mere boy,
an inquisitive boy at the time, and he
gave a glowing description of the
haid fought battle and the impression
it made upon him. His speech was
greatly appreciated by all who heard
Delivers Able Address
Prof. Charles A. Keith, of the East
ern Normal School, delivered an ad
dress to the graduating classes of
Campton Graded and High Schools,
Prof. Keith is a man who has traveled
extensively in this country and Eu
rope. His address was along the line
of advice to the young graduates
with now and then an injection of wit
into his remarks, which kept the audi
ence in an uproar of laughter. He
is a striking figure on the stage being
six feet four inches with a voice round
and mellow, making himself plainly
heard with ease throughout the audi
WHEAT SEPARATOR FOR SALE.
I will sell privately a splendid wheat
separator, good as new.
Irvine Hume, Admr.
! 1G It
Community Meetings j ;
Forest Hill. '
A community meeting was held at
Forest Hill on last Friday night. Air
though the sky was murky and a down
pour of rain seemed imminent, yet i
large and enthusiastic crowd wrfk
present. At this place Miss Tempest
Terrill, of Richmond, has charge ofj
the school, and judging from appear
ances, this is one of the most success
ful schools in the county. A largo
number of students were in attend
a'ice at the meeting and they conduct
ed themselves in a highly creditable
manner. A song service was one of
the delights of the evening. There
is an organ in this school building,
where preaching is held monthly, and
it seems to us that everybody in that
community could sing, and everybody
at the meeting did sing, and it was
greatly enjoyed by the visitors.
Mr. Ben Boggs, County Agent, pre
sided over the meeing. The speakers
on this occasion were Mr. C. C. Thom
as, secretary of the Chamber of Com
merce, and Flank Leslie Russell, at
torney. At the conclusion of the
speech-making, the " Girls' Canning
Club being organized in the county
was briefly explained and a numbei-i
of membership cards were distributed
among the young ladies present. We
have since learned that ten girls in
this ' community have joined the
ranks. The people of this section are
wide-awake and hospitable, and it is
delight and pleasure to meet them.
large and enthusiastic meeting
was held at College Hill. Saturday
afternoon at two o'clock. About one
hundred farmers, their wives and
laughters, attended this meeting and
great interest was manifested.
meeting was addressed by Mr. Ben
Boggs, County Farm Agent, and Mr.
C. C. Thomas. The people of the Col
lege Hill neighborhood are wide-a
wake, active and progressive citizens.
This is one of the greatest sections
of the county for the production of
food supplies. Here fine watermel-
i, fruits and vegetables are grown
great abundance, and the ladies
take a deep interest in the canning of
fruits and vegetables. Seven new
members were added to the Girls'
Canning Club, which makes this the
largest community club in the county.
We congratulate the good people of
College Hill upon their splenflid wortf I
and trust that other communities will
follow their example.
A community meeting will be held
at Kingston, Wednesday night, and at
Kirksville, Friday night The public
is most cordially invited to attend
these meetings. They will be of last-
ng benefit to each and all. You will
become better acquainted with your
neighbor, and come to "Know Thy
The Christian Science Society will
have a reader here on the night of
April 24th, at 8 o'clock, to deliver an
address to the public on the lines of
work of this church. The reader is
Clarence W. Chadwick a member of
the Board of Lectureship of .the
Mother Church, of Boston, Mass., and
is one of their eminent speakers.
Under normal conditions the work
of the county agent has been fraught
with splendid results but under pres
ent conditions the value of this work
can hardly be estimated. It has been
a hard matter to get our farmers to
fully appreciate the value of the free
bulletins that are constanly being is
sued by the Department of Arigcul
ture, and the county agent is not only
bringing the facts contained in these
bulletins to the attention of the farm'
er but he is making demonstrations
that are convincing the farmer that
scientific and intensive farming pays.
Now that the nation is facing a great
crisis that will likely result in an un
usual demand for food products, the
suggestion and aid of the county
agent will be invaluable. It is the
desire of the Climax-Madisonian to
co-operate in any way possible with
the agents and reports of the work
being done will be given prominent
space in the paper, as we feel that' it
is an important work and should re
ceive more general recognitionn.
The candidates are shaking hands,
knocking the dust off the trees, turn
ing rocks and looking for the boys.
We have several thousand splendid
all wool and a yard wide cards that
are splendid vote getters. Hon. O. P.
Jackson leads " with the largest and
handsomest cards out regular photo
gravures, making a distinguished pic
ture. We can print others at the
Put up your face, boys. It talks
while you sleep.
There are some others who are bud
ding and listening for the bees. If
you are afraid that it will get out on
you, then don't announce in this paper
because it goes to every home in
Madison county where a paper is
read and they will tell it on you.
Secretary of Agriculture has wired
his approval of the Bureau of Regis
tration and Information organized to
co-operate with the Bureau of Agriculture.
Prominent Citizen Swal
lows Carbolic Acid and
Dies in Presence of
Wife and Daughter
Mr. William M. Bowman, one of
our prominent citizens and business
men, took a two ounce vial of carbolic
acid at his home at the corner of
Moberley avenue and Third street,
Saturday night and died in the pres
ence of his wife and daughter a'few
At half past eight o'clock Mr. Bow
man called at the drug store of H. L.
Perry & Son and bought two ounces
of carbolic acid, stating at the time
he had a crippled mule and wanted
the acid to burn out the wound in the
hoof. He got shaved at one of the
barber shops and went home about
ten o'clock. When he arrived at home
he conversed with his wife, and in the
course of his remarks he said: "Well,
Talt beat me bidding on that contract.
I don't see how he did. I bid as low
as I could afford to take it, but he got
it, and it is all rigRt." . He had refer
ence to the new library building that
is to be constructed at the Normal
He then got some paper, and after
some figuring and writing, he arose
and left the room, and his wife think
ing he was going back up town to the
garage, arose and locked the door.
He walked a short distance to the
corner, where two men were standing,
and conversed briefly with them.
Then he returned to the house. When
his wife admitted him, he walked
through the family room into the din
ing room, and before they ever sus
pected him of committing the rash
act, he returned and extended his
hand to his wife and bade her good
- Then she detected the carbolic acid.
She told her daughter to get some
sweet milk, and he said: "It is no
use. I won't take it" Turning to
his daughter, Miss Florentine, he
said: "Be a good girl." He then ex
pired in the twinkling of an eye.
' Since the untimely death of Mr.
Bowman, all sorts of rumors have
ieeif afloat. ' But none of them can be
verified. He was one of the leading
business men of Richmond. He was
the senior member of the firm of
Bowman Brothers, dealers and con
tractors in builders supplies, being
one of the largest contracting firms
in the city. This firm is perfectly
solvent, and the business will be con
tinued under the firm name. He was
also a member of the firm of Bowman
& Conn, agents for the Dodge and
Case automobiles and auto accessor
ies and supplies.
He was the eldest son of Mr. Jones
Bowman, and was fifty-one years of
age January 24, 1917. He was a
moral and upright citizen, a hard
working, conscientious man. He was
ever ready to help those in need and
stood with outstretched hand and
purse to assist in any worthy cause.
He was a member of the Odd Fel
lows and Knights of Pythias Lodges,
of this-city, and a member of the
Baptist church. His home life seemed
to be ideal, and no cause can be as
signed for his act, unless it was due
to a state of mental aberation inci
dent to business worries.
Deceased is survived by his wife,
three daughters, father, three sisters,
and two brothers, all of whom have
much sympathy in the untimely death
of their loved one this splendid citi
zen. Funeral services were held in the
Baptist church, this city, Tuesday
morning at 10:30 o'clock, the sen'ices
being conducted by Rev. B. F. Petty.
The burial was in the Richmond cem
etery, with appropriate services at
the grave by the local lodges of Odd
Fellows and Knights of Pythian. The
grave was strewn with choice flowers.
One of the largest lamb deals made
this season was made last week by
the firm of Kerns, Caywood & Patter-
sen, of Bourbon, when 1,300 head of
spring lambs were pucrhased at 11
and 12 cents. The deal was made
with a number of Clark county farm
ers for delivery in June. July and
On Wednesday, April 25
at 2 o'clock p. m.
Y 11 11 -
1 will sell at public auction
my cottage on the premises
of 315 Fifth street. The lot
is 50x1 47 feet. It is a desir
aDie o room cottage, with gas
electric lights and water, and
garage. Also fruit trees and
garden. A desirable location
for home or investment.
Mrs. V. H. H0BS0N
Long Tom Chenault, Auct.
Mrs. George Farks, who resides in
the Dreyfus neighborhood, in the
southeastern part of the county, died
at the Berea Hospital, Sunday night,
April 1, 11)17, after a brief illness of
pneumonia following an operation.
Her remains were brought to this city
Monday and taken to the home of her
sister, Mrs. John C. Powell, on East
Main street, where brief funeral ser
vices were "conducted Tuesday after
noon by Rev. B. F. Petty, of the Bap
tist church, thence the burial in the
Richmond cemetery. Mrs. Parks was
a truly consecrated christian and her
death has left a void in the family
circle and in the community in which
she lived that can never be filled. She
was the daughter of Mr. Louis Sand
lin, who died at Kingston last fall.
She is survived by her husband, two
daughters, one son and several broth
ers and sisters. To these the sympa
thy of everyone is extended in their
hour of deep sorrow. The grave was
strewn with many flowers, a silent
testimonial of the high esteem in
which she was held.
A death that has occasioned gener
al sorrow throughout this county, was
that of Miss Lillian Cobb, which oc
curred at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cobb, at Elliston,
this county, Saturday afternoon lit
For many years Miss Cobb has
been afflicted with asthma. On Fri
day she was taken violently ill and
gradually grew worse until the great
a"ging angel of death wafted her
sph.c to God who gave it
In the death of Miss Cobb the com
munity has lost one of its lovely char
acters. She was the emblem of all
that was pure, and good and holy.
Possessing rare and beautiful traits
she commanded the respect and es
teem of both old and young, rich and
poor, white and colored. It was per
fectly natural for her to be good and
true, and it is no wonder her demise
has caused much sorrow in the com
munity. Lillian Cobb was the oldest child of
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cobb, prominent
and highly respected citizens of the
county. She was twenty-five years of
age last November, and is the first
member of this large and splendid
family to cross the river that marks
the Unknown Shore. She is survived
by her father and mother, five sisters
and three brothers. To these the
heartfelt sympathy of the populace
Funeral services were held at Flat-
woods Christian church, Monday
morning at 10:30 o'clock, conducted
by Dr. E. C. McDougle, of this city,
who paid a beautiful tribute to the
life and character of this charm
ing young lady. It is said that the
largest crowd that ever attended a
funeral at this church was present to
pay her the last tribute of respect
The burial took place in the Richmond
cemetery at one o'clock in the pres
ence of a large number of sorrowing
relatives and friends. The grave was
covered with flowers.
Mrs. Lou M. Feeney, wife of Capt
John D. Feeney, died at her home on
North Broadway, in Lexington, Fri
day morning at four o'clock, after a
long illness. About four years ago
Mrs! Feeney suffered a paralytic
stroke and had since been confined to
her bed until death relieved- her suf
Deceased was sixty-seven years of
age and was wen ana iavoraoiy
known in this community, where she
i born and reared and spent the
greater portion of her life. She was
great favorite with all who knew
her, and by her kindness, generosi
ty and true christian spirit which she
manifested at all times, she endeared
herself to all with whom she came in
contact, and her death has cast a
shadow over the lives of hundreds of
admiring friends and acquaintances, j
Her home life was Ideal and her coun
sel and advice will e greatly missed
by those near and dear to her.
Mrs. Feeney was the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rice, prominent
citizens of this city. Her father was
the leading contractor and builder of
this city during his day. He erected
nearly all of the buildings on the
campus of old central enversuy,
many of which are now used by the
Eastern Kentucky State Normal
School. Her husband, Capt John D.
Feeney, for nearly twenty years was
Chief of Police of Richmond. After
retiring from the Richmond Police
force, Capt Feeney, with his family,
moved to Lexington, where he served
on the police force in that city many
years. About two years ago he re
signed to accept a position on the
Lexington Board of Health.
Deceased is survived by her hus
band, Capt John D. reeney, one
daughter. Miss Elizabeth Feeney, one
son, Mr. John D. Feeney, Jr., two sis
ters, Mrs. F. B. Carr, of Lexington
Mrs. P. M. Pope, of Richmond, and
five brothers. Mayor Samuel Rice,
City Attorney H. C. Rice, and Mr.
Wm. Rice, of Richmond, and Mr. Joe
S. Rice and Mr. Thomas A. Rice, of
Stanford, to whom the deep sympa
thy of the community is extended in
this their hour of affliction.
Funeral services were held at the
residence in Lexington, Saturday
morning at 11 o'clock, conducted by
Rev. Mark Collis pastor of the Broad
way Christian church, after which the
remains were brought to this city and
interred in the Richmond cemetery
FOR THE ARMY
Ages 18 to 35
Lieutenant D. W. Kennedy is at Richmond
Court House now, with full information.
Be Americans and protect
at 2:30 p. ru The floral tributes
were many and beautiful.
The House indicates that it favors
making provisions for a volunteer
service rather than a draft plan.
Louisville Public Schools held ser
vices paying tributes to the Star
Spangled Banner on Monday.
Wheat is going at $2.60 and there
has been an advance in flour.
Gen. Wood has been namel on the
committee to meet the conferees sent
by Europe to this country to discuss
are occurring in Berlin
The Lansing farm near Lexington
has been selected as a training camp
grounds for mobilization of soldiers.
The President has ordered that all
treasonable schemes be investigated
and the parties vigorously prosecuted.
State Senator Moore died at Frank
fort on Monday. He represented the
It is desirable to get the State
banks to enter the Federal Reserve
Banks scheme in order that the finan
cial resources of the government may
not be embarrassed.
The Agricultural Department is
urging that all available grounds be
utilized in the planting of garden and
truck farms, and that every farmer
cut out all crops that will not increase
the food supply. Many counties in
the state are cutting out tobacco.
Secretary of Navy Daniels has de
cided to name one of the cruisers
Lexington after the city of Lexing
ton. This was done at the instance
of Denny B. Goode, secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce of Lexington,
The D. A. R. is in session in Wash
ington in the Twenty-sixth annual
meeting tendered its services to the
government and ask to be permitted
to take part in the war.
Alhambr a -
PROGRAM FOR WEEK OF APRIL
WM. FOX PRESENTS THE BEST
VALESKA SURRATT In "JEALOUSY"
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Hank Mann in "HIS TICKLISH
JOB." a funny Fox two reel comedy.
Pauline Frederick in "NANNETTE OF THE WILDS"
A thrilling romantic tale of the Canadian Mounted Police. Atruly splendid
feature. A Berton Holmes Travelougue and a Black Diamond Comedy.
the idol of a million people will be seen in his greatest picture "AESENE
LLTIN," a sensational mystery story filled with romance. Also Hughie
.Alack in "COPS AND CUSSEDNESS," a Big V Comedy.
BLUE BIRD PRESENTS
Violet Mersereau in "The Honor of Mary Blake"
at OPERA HOUSE AT NIGHT.
ALHAMBRA 'MATINEE AND NIGHT
CLARA KIMBALL YOUNG in "DEEP PURPLE"
Mrs. Vernon Castle in "PATRIA," will be shown at the Alhambra matinee
and at the Opera House at night.
R03T. WARWICK IN "THE HEART OF A HERO"
Also !th episode of "SECRET KINGDOM."
ROBERT CUNNESS and MABEL TRUNNELLE
in "THE MARTYRDOM OF PHILIP STRONG."
Bought Fine Dogs
Mr. E. N. Rogers, of Knoxville,
TeniL, and Dr. D. M. Ryan, of Tal
eott W. Va were the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Kanatzar last week.
These gentlemen are great lovers of
the chase and as they wanted to add
to their already fine pack of Walker
fox hounds, it is perfectly natural
for them to come to Madison county
to get them, as like saddle horses and
pretty women, Madison is also fa
mous for the finest fox hounds. It is
needless to say that they both found
what they were looking for at th
"Buffalo Kennel" as "J. L always
keeps them on hand.
Some years ago an Englishman met
a party of American settlers journey-
in? westward, and got into eoaver-
sation with the leader, an eminently
"We only brought useful people
along," said the leader. "For in
stance, that big man over there is our
blacksmith,- the man next to him is
our baker, and so on."
"But," said the Englishman, that
very old fellow surely ho cant be
of much use to you."
"Oh, yes he is," was the reply.
"That's grandfather. We shall open
the new cemetery with him."
Bryan Offers Services
CoL William Jennings Bryan, form
er Secretary of State, npon the proc
lamation of war by this country
against Germany, sent this message
to President Wilson:
"Believing it to be the duty of each
citizen to bear his part of the burden
of war and his share of its perils, I
hereby tender my services to the gov
ernment Please enroll me as a pri
vate whenever I am needed. Assign
me to any work that I can do until
called to the colors. I shall, through
the Red Cross, contribute to the com
fort of soldiers in the hospitals and
through the Young Men's Christian
Association aid in guarding the mor
als of the men in camp."
Mr. Bryan, with the rank of Colo
nel, commanded a regiment of Neb
raska volunteers during the Spanish-
I American War.
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