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' vYMerkk Weyerhaeuser of St PavJ,
ber king, is seventy-three jean old.
Governor Suiter of New York is en
upon a biography of Silas
fright, one of his predecessors In tlmt
and hopes to complete it during
tern of office.
j Qostaf Dnleo, M. E., to whom the
Mil ii I Swedish Academy of Science
Imm Just awarded the Nobel prize of
physics, has gained fatne by his Inven
tion rrtrttliiff to navigation lights.
1 Charles H. Corbctt, credited with lie
taag tile foremost penologist in the
Jprovliicc of Ontario, Canada, has just
ffvunded out forty-seven years ns gov
tsroor of the Kingston nnd Fonteuac
uali, having been appointed when only
(ejgfetccu years of age.
t&lwurd M tiller, the newly elected
resident of the Swiss republic. Is no
mger to tho office, having been
ctcd president In 185)0. After serv-
one term ho became chief of the
Mtdtitiiry department He was born in
Ut'Mau, canton of Berne, in 18J8.
Adrian Pollock, the new chamberlain
London, has been for some time re
mbraucer of the city, receiving $10,
i n year. In that position be trans
rSKtcd tho legal business of London,
ivlng advice when necessary on points
Slaw. Among his new duties he wilt
required to act as the recognized
gpabllc orator of the city.
f The wont about all this gainful ar-
la that Its profits are paid by the
nest and careful insurers. Boston
lick observatory astronomers say
universe is half aa big again as It
thought to be. Problem: If X Is
Mfaiown, how much is X and a half?
Alaska la moving. There Is a great
Si and cry at flftcoa days without
II In a country that used to be glad
tar news from tho outside world thrice
si year. Boston Transcript
Thlrty-ono nations have agreed to
sjgn a treaty to regulate tho Interna
seal working of tho wireless tele
graph, in some respects a world en
tente is becoming probable- St Louis
Must Amy Lowell, sister of Prosidont
teVewell of Harvurd, has Issued a vol
use of poems.
I Miss Vloln Itosoboro, for years known
ft writers as tho principal reader and
Jterury adviser for McClure's Maga-
aMm bis become the head of the
Madlug bureau for manuscripts of the
(Authors' Lcnguo of America. Miss
Jtescboro Is herself an author of note.
Andre Bavlgnon, who recently won
e Prix Qoneoiirt, which may per-
fkaps be regarded as tho most co voted
uor of the youngor literary world In
franco, is n southerner from tho do-
irtuieut of the Basses-Allies, who
Wves tho greater part of tho year in
swglsnd, "where hu is occupied with
fjeurnullstlc work and in giving French
According to tho store windows, tho
ion's spring lints aro going to bo
Her and even pleasant to look upon.
log on your vernal equinox! Chi-
wo saw a girl in a hobble ran half
block to catch a car tho other morn-
Jag, and wo don't expect to see any
jslng funnier until old fashioned hoop
skirts couio back 'Into style. Toledo
It Ih hellovcd Hint tliu emanclatlon
tM woiiiuu and also of man, for that
Bailor will be In sight when tho fusb-
M fates decree drcwes that can bo
fkattuued or hooked up without calling
tho aid of the Innocent bvstandor.
1 Prhnto benefactions for theological
Cfeoots amounted to $1,(180,000 during
M Mst year.
A coiuiiiIhhIoii of teachers from Urn-
y is Niudying cuucauonai institu-
lu tho United States and Can-
Tbo New York school lunch commit
M nerves about 2,000 children a day
pritb iKMiny lunches In seven public
is In New York city.
Over 000 summer schools bava an-
need sessions for 1013, according to
Kdncallonal Directory issued by
United Htutos bureau of education.
"fnwbrcakors as lawmakers" seems
ke tho slogan of the mllltaut suffra-
of ICuglaud. Kxchango.
agtlsh militant suffragettes may find
casting bricks is not the best ex-
to prepare for casting the bal-
-New York World.
I When the suffragettos get to tearing
IsV sjulf links, then Indeed the situation
i scorning serious for the sport lov
m British male.-New York Tribune.
Train and Track.
on has Jointed street cars foi
'; having short corners.
rtween Vladivostok and Moscow, a
ice of 5,420 mues, but one cbaugi
vecossary on the International train
i line. The transfer is mndo nt Ir-
, 3,425 miles east of Moscow,
Is) the battle of electricity against
au Important victory for the for
...HA. Ic. k. tHmiHnM 4nAtt.1n
Mm Denver and Rio Grande railway (
electrify Us Mia Mot la tks aeai
Eggs 24c; butter 30c,
Mr. Charles C. Iaaw is quite Ul at
his home on Bast Gambler street
Mr. Dwlght Lafever made a business
trip to Columbus Thursday morning.
Mr. Ucorgo Yauger wan a business
visitor !n Columbus Thursday.
WANTED To rent farm on thirds.
Address "K" caro of Banner, II 4
Miss Mabel Wytho of North Mul
berry street wont to Columbus Thurs
day morning to spend tho day.
Miss Mnmo Collopy went to Colum
bus Thursday morning to inako a
Mr. L. l Strang went to Columbus
Thursday morning to attend a meet
ing oC members of Ohio school boards.
Mr. John Sanderson went to Colum
bus Thursday morning to attend to
some business matters.
Mrs. Charles J. Fronkurt of Belle
vuo, Ohio, is tho guest of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Purcell.
Mr .and Mrs. A, A. Dowdo and Mr.
nnd Mrs. J. W. Rudln went to Colum
bus Thursday morning to spend the
Mr. Harry Shaffer, tho well known
brakomaa on the Pennsylvania rail
road, spout Wednesday afternoon with
relatives In Mt Vernon,
A number of teachers in tho Mt.
Vernon High school saw Maude Adams
In Petor Pan at tho Hartmnn treatro,
Columbus, Wednesday evening.
FOR SALE A modern houso, lot
82 1-2x160, near Cooper's shop and
Brldgo works. Enquire at 303 Locust
Cut rates on all watch repairing.
Mais spring 75o; cleaning 7tc; crys
tals 16c; Jewels, 26c to 76c. Work
guaranteed 1 year. Owens, corner
Main and Gambler streets up stairs.
Mrs. Hello Modlo, Klsslmmoe, Fla.,
who has boon making an extended
visit with relatives and friends In Mt
Vornon and Knox county, left Thurs
day uf tot noon for nor home.
Mr. Fred W. Kalirl hns resigned his
position with tho Smith Realty Co.,
and Iioh accepted a position with Tho
Knox Savings & Loan Ass'n. Ho has
also made arrangements to do n gen
eral lino of real estate and Insurance
under tho.unmo of F. W. Kahrl & Co.,
having his ofllco In tho rooms of said
Association. His exporlenco In real
estate buslpcss should make hla ser
vices valuublo to thoso who may have
business In this lino. 13
Notice Is hereby glvon that tho un
dersigned has boon appolntod and
qualified executor of tho estate of
lato or Knox County, Ohio, deceased,
by tho probato court of said county.
February D, 1013,
COLEMAN CUM MINOS,
Why Hs HowUd.
Mlcko-What's the matter, HtonkT
Stonk That parsou bloke gimme a
pat on tbo 'end.
Mlcko-Woll, what yer 'owlln' for?
Btonk Wo lnHin out bird neatln', an'
I was carryln' the eggs In ma 'at!
Only political Prlsnds.
Mayor Shank's visitor asked for a
permit to itoddlo until a certain date,
saying ho would tako out a license at
that time and it could be dated back.
Tbo mayor was accommodating and
accompanied tho man to the city comp
"nero Is one of my very beat
friends," said tho mayor to Fred B.
Akin, city comptroller, "He wants a
permit to peddle."
"I guoM wo can arrange that;" re
plied Aklns. "What Is his nameT'
"Bay," said tbo mayor, turning to hla
"friend," "what is your name r In
"What was tho trouble up at tho
Forks?" asked the mountaineer.
"No trouble at all," replied tho sher
iff. "It seotus that Shop Johnson bet
Honk Williams a dollar that ho could
put a bullot through Hank's hat with
out killing him."
"And what ImpponodT" uskod
"Hank won the bet," replied
Mrs. Roy Morey Is severely ill at
her1 homo In Baadon.
Mrs. Olive Stoyle Is making a visit
with friends and relatives in Mansfield
Mr. Ernest Wlngeir has been in Col
umbus tho past four days on govern
Mr. Harvey Preston of Carthage,
Ohio, Is visiting Mr. Harry Bouton
of Oreen Valley.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Alfred Mill were in
Columbus Wednesday attending the
Billy Sunday meetings.
Miss Cora Uallehcr of North Gay
street, who rocontly underwent an op
eration at the Mt. Vornon hospital, la
Fresh fish, herring, white flsh, pick
ere und pike. East Front street Mar
ket. Citizens' 'phone 346-green. De
liveries to all parts of the city.
Mlsa loan Starr, Miss Mabel Cole
man, Miss Martin and Mr, Walter
Starr of this city witnessed "Peter
Pan," nt the Hartraan theatre In Col
umbus Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Arthur Auskings was removed
to her homo on South Harrison street
Wednesday afternoon after having uti
dorgovo an operation at the Mt. Ver
Mrs. Alice Loop, who resides on the
Columbus road in South Vernon, was
taken to the Medical and Surgical
Sanitarium Wednesday afternoon for
Mrs. Sarah Van Winkle of South
Vtniou, who has been at the Mt Vor
non Medical and Surgical Sanitarium
for treatment for somo time, was re
moved to ber home Wednesday afternoon.
Shelby vlllo, Ind., Feb. 13 Charles
Major, author of "When Knighthood
Was In Flower", and "Dorothy Vernon
of Ilnddon Hall," and other romances,
died this morning at 8 o'clock nftor
suffering a year with cancer of tho
Charleston, West Vo., Fob. 13 A
militia under Major Davis today sur
rounded tho strikers' enmp at Holly
Grove. Sixty nluo men were captured
nnd they will bo tried for participating
in llio battle In which ton were killed.
Mexico City, Feb. 13 Tho bombard
ment of tho robots' stronghold wns re
newed by tho Fodoral forces today
4- WILL OCCUR SOON
Regulnr mooting of Clinton Chap
ter No. 20, R. A. M Masonic Templo,
Friday evening nt 7 o'clock.
Tho Knox County Pomona
Grangi) will moot Saturday, February
l&tli, u'th tho miliar Grange ut Cen
torbuig. Business session at 10
o'clock a, m. Tho literary program will
ho in charge of H Hilar Griingo and
will begin at 1 o'clock p. in. All sub
ordinate grangos aro requested to sond
their monthly reports to tho secre
Tho Woman's Missionary So
ciety of tho First Baptist church will
moot Krlilny afternoon, Feb. Hth, nt
2:30 o'clock at tho homo of Mrs. Mot
vln Bedell. 917 West High street. Bub.
joct for discussion. "Non-Christian
Religions In America."
Flvo candidates will receive tho
Esqulro rank in Tlmon Iodgo, No. 4ft,
Knights of Pythias oil Thursday even
KokoslnK Encampmont No. 38 1,
O. O. F. will hold their regular meet
ing on Friday evening,
Eros Court No. li, Tribe of Ben
Hur, will meet Friday evonlng, Feb
ruary 14, at 7:30 o'clock. The olllcors
Tho Mothers' and Teachers' club
of tho Third Ward school will hold
tholr regular meeting, Friday after
noon at 3:30, Mr. Kinney of tho Y.
M. C. A. will address tho meeting.
Graft In Gotham.
"Graft in tho building department''
yes, and lu probably every other do
partment. Turn on more light New
Graft conditions In New York were
Dover so bad as at tho present time,'
say denizens of the underworld. Con
slderlug thut they are furnishing tho
money, they should bo competent wit'
nesses. Milwaukee Sentinel.
t Vice Veres.
Knlcker-1t Is terrible the way pur
mts iiiuke tholr babies work at night
Youngpop And It Is terrible the way
tables make their pareuts work at
aWat-New York Sun.
A ttery sn an Englishman That Has
a False Ring to It
One time an English journalist was
Visiting In Wdshlnt .on. He bad the
proverbial British obtuseness when It
tamo to gettlbg the point of a joke,
and the newspaper men at the capital
und a good deal of fun nt his ex
pense. But ho wns a good fellow, and
when be wns leaving the boys gave
him a dluner.
When the lime for the speeches ar
rived the toustmaster spoke of the
pleasure the .Englishman's visit had
given nil present nud the regret that
all felt nt his departure. In conclu
sion ho said without a twinkle in his
"And now it jbecomes my duty to see
that you do not leave us without some
thing to remember us by. In behalf
of tho Press club I now present you
with this ring."
Then, leaning across the table, be
struck a silver call bell that had been
left between him nnd tho guest
Everybody laughed but the latter. To
everybody's surprise, be arose In his
place, picked Up the bell, admired It
nnd put It In his pocket. Then he clear
ed bis throat, and there was sllonco
for his speech:
"Ah er gentlemen, I thnnk you for
this charming ah gift 1 am not a
public speaker, and so I'm a bit em
burnisHcd. But-hn-lml I know why
you nil laugh. Your nh chairman
was just aa embarrassed tut I am. He
gave me this pretty bell, you know,
and he got confused nud said It wns a
ring, by Jove! 1 must tell that when
1 get homor Cleveland Plain Dealer.
What Ht Did.
Willie bad a yellow dog that was a
perfect nuisance, but so devoted wns
the boy to him that he could not be
persuaded to have him killed. One day
when bis father had been unusually
annoyed by the antics of the dog bo
called Willie In from play and said:
"My boy, I'll give you a dollar If
you get rid of that dog."
Willie's face expressed great amaze
ment at the thought of so much money
belonging to blm. He looked long at
the dog and filially told bis father he
would give blm his decision tbo next
The following day WIlllo sought his
father and Bald:
"I've got rid of Max, father."
"I'm more thnn glnd, Willie." said
the father. "Hero's your money: you
have earned It. How did you get rid
of him?" ,
"Why," answered Willie as he put
tho money In his pocket. "I swapped
blm to Bill Morgan for two yellow
"Oh," said the stranger In the Inter
view with Tiinklns, "what I want Is a
reliable cleik .for-'thc weighing room,
one who knows .what's what. Do you
"You know your weights nnd meas
ures tnbles, of vourse?" went on tho
manager, "You might Just run through
"Fifteen ounces make one pound"
"Go in and start at oncot" cried the
manager, with n grin of satisfaction.
"You'ro the mnn for mo!" London
It was In tho churchyard. Tho
morning sun shono brightly, and tho
dew was still on tho grass. "Ah, this
is tliu weather that makes things
spring up," remarked tho passorby
casually to nu old gentlemnii seated on
"Hush!" replied tbo old gentleman.
"I'vo got three 'wives burled hero.'
St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
A man wnllccd Into the office of tho
Western Pncillc rccontly and asked for
u pass for himself and olght children.
Chnrllo Crn Ik', tho chief' clerk, looked
at him n moment bofore ho could reply.
"You nni lu tho wrong department,"
said Crnlg finally, "What you want Is
a special traln."-f8an Francisco Call.
Only a Cynic's Opinion.
Cynlcus I wonder why bo nevor
Sllllcus 1 believe he was once disap
pointed In love. '
Cynlcus Impossible. No inuu Is over
dlsnpM)lutfd In lovo till ho marries.
Sliiylale 01:30 p. m,)-lf there In tun
thing I dislike lt catching trains.
MUk Sweet-1 notice you keep put
ting It oir. -St. Louis Cilobe-Duniocriitr
ii v ID "
' Tho Joke (Paralysed Him.
(lllibs- What did you dn when
Ibotpad demanded your watch?
DlbU-ToM iiftn I had no time (
pare and Imrrled o. Boston Trtir
...In. .A' i.
One sf Our Queer Custsms.' "
The two cltlsens of the United States
who are every four years elected presi
dent and vice president 4o sot have
any oSlclal notification of their election.
Information regarding the event goes
to tbum as It goea to the public. Nei
ther the federal constitution nor the
electoral count act makes any provision
for notifying them or Issuing to them a
commission certifying their election.
They do not even receive from the
resident of the senate nnd the speaker
of tho houso a certified copy of the pro
ceedings of the joint meeting of the
two bodies ut which the certificates of
the electoral votes of the several states
arc opened nnd counted. Nor is any
committee of either body or both bodies
appointed to wait upon them or other
wise notify them of the result Some
kind of commission Is Issued to all
other officers of the government but
the president and the vice president
have no official document as evidence
of their election. It Is merely a case of
common kuuwledge. Buffalo Courier.
Ate Ship and Cargo.
One of the best known rlvermen In
town was attending a dinner In Pitts
burgh recently, several Louisville men
being present Beforo the dinner this
fresh water salt had joined a con
vivial company, and at the affair that
evening be waa almost speechless, but
perfectly happy. Further, he man
aged to do hla share In the consump
tion of the viands.
When they served the Ices they were
put before the banqueters In those cute
little paper cases, with the frills
around the edge. The gallant river
man plunged In and ate the whole
blooming thing paper and nil. One of
the Louisville men sitting neat him
was appalled. Leaning over to the
fearless eater be Bald. "Captain, look
out: you're eating the pater as well
as the ice."
"Ob, I don't carer' returned the oth
er. "I'll cat tlio whole thing, ship,
cargo and all." Louisville Courier
Journal. His Attempt Was Void.
They bad been having a "discussion
concerning the necessity or otherwise
of purchasing a new silk dress In order
to be on a level with the De Moneys
next door. Banks bad vetoed the pur
chase on the ground of extravagance
and want of funds, and his wifo waa
much put out
"Dinner ready, my dear?" bo asked
In his most conciliatory manner. Her
face had been like a stale thunder
storm ever since tho disagreement and
Banks wanted to change It (
"Yes." answered Mrs. B. shortly.
"Must try again," said Banks to him
self. Then aloud: "Ah, I'm glad of
that my love. 1 have what the poets
would call 'an aching void,' Borah."
"Yon often suffer from headache."
she returned In a cutting tone.
Banks drew his chair up to the table
with unnecessary noise and refrained
from further attempts at conciliation
for the rest of the duy.
A well dressed business man climbed
nimbly up ii telephone polo in the heart
of town yesterday und swung himself
out bnnd over hand on a henvy cable.
Half way to the next polo he stopped
and, banging by his bands, looked down
at a man who stood at the foot of the
pole ho bad asceuded.
"Come on and do your worst" be
cried. "Ha, ha I I dnro you I"
The man on the ground seemed about
to follow, but turned away at last,
shsklng his bead.
"Thut is the second to escape me to
day," he muttered. "People aro get
ting too wild for any use."
"What became of tho first?" asked
"He jumped Into the river," replied
tbo life lusurauco agent Newark
Chauoer'e Face In a Stone.
In a geological brunch of the British
museum the visitor Is shown a won
derful specimen of natural Imitation In
a small "ribbon jasier." This stone,
tho material of which Is not unlike
that of other banded agates, baa upon
Its surface a perfect mlulnturo portrait
of tho poet Chaucer. Every detail Is
startlingly correct Thero are tho
white faco, tbo pouting lips, the broad,
low forehead and even the whites of
the slightly upturned eyes. Tho at
tendants say that It Is utterly Impos
sible to convince even somo of the ed
ucated visitors that It is not so arti
Putting It Mildly.
She was only sixteen stone and three
quarters, so that when she trod on a
banana skin she subsided very gently.
A polite shopkeeper came out to assist
ber to rlso from a box of his best now
"Ob, I do hope 1 have not broken
them I" she cried."
"Not at all, madam," said the polite
one; "they are only bent" London
"You," said she as she came down
the stairs leisurely pulling on ber
gloves "you used to say I waa worth
my weight In gold."
"Well, what If I did?" he asked, look
ing nt his watch for the third time In
"And uow you don't think I'm worth
s wslt or two minutes.''
When wo aro children we brag about
onr parents When we get to be young
men and young women we brag about
ourselves. Wliou wo become elder wu
brag about our children.
Meu have a touchstoa watrsby as
try gold.' but gold Is ta tosjehstaas
Ml! ia lit hum .VmIIbml
DAMES AND DAUGHTERS.
Sarah Bernhardt's voice Is to be pho
nograph teal ly preserved to future gen
erations. Mother Fletcher Is one of the police
matrons 'of Philadelphia, and recently
she celebrated the twenty-sixth anni
versary of her entering the police force.
Miss Genevieve Clark, daughter of
the speaker of the house of representa
tives, recently celebrated her eight
eenth birthday anniversary. She Is
greatly Interested lu nowspapcr work
and Is being tutored by a Washington
Miss Prlscillu Bllicott. daughter of
Captain .1. M. Hlllcott of the armored
cruiser Maryland, is the first woman
who has been a passenger on tt seago
ing man-of-war for thirty-one years.
Formerly the wives and members of
tho cnptuln's family went to sen with
them, but the privilege waa stopped in
Dr. Mary E. Pennington, chief of the
government's food research laboratory
at Philadelphia. Is one of the highest
salaried women under civil service nnd
Is the only woman who hns been plac
ed in charge of one of the research lab
oratories used for pure food investiga
tions. She receives a salary of $3,000
a year and has a corps of fifteen as
sistants. Pen, Chisel and Brush.
Dr. Gerbart Hauptmann, the famous
German dramatist, waa born In Bale
bruuu. Silesia, on Nov. 1D. 1802, and It
was on bis fiftieth birthday tbat he
heard thut the 11)12 Nobel prize for lit
erature bad been awarded him by the
Charles Yurdley Turner, the new di
rector uf the Maryland Institute, fa
mous as a painter, longs to bo a sculp
tor, nnd on the recent occasion of bis
sixty-second birthday announced his
determination to take up the art which
he bus long admired. He is a native
Frank Brttngwyn. A. R. A., who re
cently received from the German em
bassy in London a gold medal given to
him by the kaiser In recognition of his
work, is the first British painter on
whom such'an honor has ever been con
ferred. The artist is of Welsh extrac
tion. Ho is a member of tbo Socleto
Natlonalo des Beaux Arte and of many
other famous societies.
The Royal Box.
Prince Victor Napoleon of Brussels
Is a candidate for the kingship of Alba
nia. The molnncholy and eccentric czarina
of Russlu Is a great lover of tlowers,
and her favorites are tbe orchid and
"The glorious old eagle of Montene
gro." as King Nicholas has been term,
ed. Is u warrior to his finger tips, as
well as n diplomatist and wise ruler.
He Is not only head of tbe Montenegrin
troops, but is u field marshal of Russia.
He Is over seventy years of age, but
has the bearing and the spirits of a
Washington Is fast becoming the
most beautiful city in tbe world. It
ought to liuvo no rival a generation
hence. Magazine of American History.
A smart Philadelphia woman studied
law to save legal cxpeni.es und suc
ceeded. But then Philadelphia hus long
been tbe home of the smart lawyer.
New York American.
Dr. Wiley says tho molasses Boston
puts tn ber brown bread Is N. G.. nnd
Boston on the brink of a bean famliis
tool Truly It never rains but It pours
tribulation. Memphis Commercial Ap
peal. Current Comment.
Oue swallow doesn't make a summer,
but It breaks a New Yeur's resolution
Washington in Westminster Abbey'.
Tbo world certainly does move, doesn't
it? Chicago Record-Herald.
If J, P. Morgan himself admits he
cannot 'control money, what hope for
tho rest of us? Boston Herald.
It's mighty queer bow tbe grand
juries keep right on going after the
railroads for rebating wheu ill there
never wns such u thing and (2) It was
discontinued long ago. Indianapolis
Dodging the Autos.
A French pbyslcluu says that walk
lug ou ull fours will cure Indigestion,
but what's tho use of curing Indiges
tion If you can't dodge automobiles?
If automobiles, us u St Louis physi
cian says, are decreasing tbe muscular
strength of the feet of those who ride
in them they are lkowlse Increasing
tho pedal elasticity of tbe lurge eie
ment of tbe population which has to
dodge them. New York World.
Fielder Jones has been elected presi
dent of tbe Northwestern league for a
term of three years.
The Athletics of tbo American as
sociation are to piny exhibition games
In Memphis March 18 nnd 10.
Now that Kngland has won the Da
vis cup emblematic of the lawn tenuis
championship from the. Australians It
would not be surprising to have Amer
ica, France. Germany, Australasia,
Belgium, South Africa and Sweden
fcNMBjs the rballsasen seat vear.
Mr. Atnza Harrison died at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Ella Haw
kins, near Centerburg Thursday morn
ing at 5 o'clock after a short Illness
caused by diseases incident to old
age. He was about 75 yeara of age
and Is survived by two sons and one
By MR8. H. R. TURVEY
The hearts of the women of tho
Woman's Christian Temperance Un
ion throughout tho world grow just a
little more tender at this particular
season of the year, and naturally go
back in rotrospecttve as they plan
with loving hearts for tho memorial
servlco on or near Feb. 17, for her who
that day laid down the leadership of
the mighty host and wont to "be with
God." The thing which she thought
would be "so beautiful." Through
out the world tho name of Frances
Wlllard 1b known and loved, and mil
lions pause at this time to do her
homage. She, who, bo especially fit
ted to stand at the head of educational
concerns, gave up tho position whlcb
meant large financial income and so
cial position and high honor; and for
love's sweet sake became tho leader or
a causo which has grown phenomenal
ly till Its emblem, the white ribbon,
encircles the entire globe, and in fifty
two nations there are organized Wo
man's Christian Temperance Unions.
Tho educational position offerod bor
an annual incomo of 2,G00, tbe posi
tion she chose offered her no salary
save God's divlno approval. With sit
the strength of her humanity loving
nature she gave herself to the better
ment of mankind through tho ever
widening channel of tho W. C. T. U.
Both north, and south have vied to
pay her the highest tribute. Her
name is written on tho "Tablet of
Fame" and In tho Hall of Statuary in
Washington, D. C, her statue, in fin
est marble, bears evidence to the lovo
and esteem of nations for the only
woman thus honored. Most beautifjil
though is tho thought, that her name
Is written on tho heart table of mil
lions, and the living monument of
white rlbboners around the world.
We would pass on somo of the many
helpful sayings sho left on record.
"The joy of life is doing good ac
cording to a plan." "The fight for a
clear brain is a fight ror Christianity."
"Tho moral backbone of a nation Is its
womanhood." The earliest and holiest
purposes of a child should dawn upon
him in tho mirror of his mother's lov
ing eye." "Tho prohibition of the li
quor traffic is pledged by the natural
law of human brotherhood, by the
right of every man to be all that GoL.
meant to make of him, and by the right
of every child to be protected from
harm." "Whenever human society
finds out that all of Its affairs aro real
ly affairs of tho family, it will learn
that they should be managed not by
ono sex but by two." "Bo womanly
first; after that, whatever you will."
Some way tho measures taken by some
to win votes for women seem to be
so at variance with tho tender, loving,
womanliness of Frances Wlllard, that
they jar upon one's finer sensibilities,
and make us feel that tbe Christian
brotherhood must look with doubtful
oyo upon woman's efficiency as a nor
mal politician or statesman. To.
"tramp" for votes may appeal to some,
but to "live tor mankind" in tbo var
ious ways which make for its better
ment, appeals to aome as a more
worthy thing. Woman wilt not long bo
denied anything she really deserves.
The semi-annual convention or mid
year meeUng of the Knox County W.
C. T, U. will be held at Centerburg
Feb. 25. A day session full of plans
for better work In all county depart
ments, and a double contest In tbe ev
ening. Silver musical and gold ora
torical. See full program In another
column. Plan your work, sisters, so
you can attend thta meeUng. It will
yield you largor returns than any oth
er paastlme, and tbo work needs you.
If you have not begun the essay con
test work' In your schools It Is time to
be beginning. It you want to got your
boys and girls In line for tbe state
prize It Is time to begin.
We would repeat what we sold last
week. All material Intended for this
Column send to editor, Mrs. Turyey,
All Interesting, helpful bits of news
very gladly received, remomborlng al
ways that this Is not simply a scheme
to fill spaco but intonded to be helpful
and to encourage the workers who
sometimes grow weary In well-dolug.
Hugh Duffy, the former Chicago ami
Milwaukee manager, has purchased
the Fall River franchise In the New
England League and will probably
tnussler the team to Portland, Me.
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