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Mrs. Ellen K. Proctor
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She was exceedingly charitable
and benevolent. Trnly was she a
friend to all Charitable toward
thosn hrf orie T'n'i in life,
and Lcvu.e.ii. ;hu i;or. No
one knew the extent of her benevo
lence to the poor, Some of the
poorest people of the city whom she
loved and who had been helped by
her, and many of the former color
ed servants follow ed her to the
grave. The finest tribute that could
be paid her were the tears of the
poor and unfortunate that were
shed over her bier.
If I were to speak for all the
hearts made sad by her death, I
have only to tell what is in my
own. I find there pain and pride,
grief and gratitude. There is not
one who came within the radius of
her life and influence, who does not
confess this mingled emotion in
what we feel about Mother Proctor.
If we think of her splendid life we
are straightway stabbed with sorrow
that she is dew!; if we think of her
death, we Hie straightway filled with
thankfullness that she lived. If we
say, "the Lord has left us desolate"
and begin to weep, it is but to turn
again and say with glistening
tears: "Bless the Lord, 0 my soul
and forget not all his benefits."
There was always a smile in her
heart. It was that which carried
ber through the triumphant ordeal
of her last, long and painful illness.
It was with her in the morning
when she slept away to rest. It
must haye been wonderful in
Heaven to hear what she heard
there: "Well done, thou good and
faithful servant. Thou hast been
faithful in a few things; I will make
thee ruler over many s-thing En
ter into the joy of thy Lord," The
heritage which she has left to her
. children is beyond reckoning. The
memories of her devotion, of her
grateful appreciation and of her
beautiful personal, private, pro
foundl y genuine faith and honor,
are her family's best comforters to-!
day and tomorrow. We will never
forget her, for we will go on a little '
braver, a little stronger, and a little
trurcr i.r'jugh the rest of the way j
that remains 'till we, too, are called i
to rest. We would not call back j
her feet to our rough, wearisome j
road; we would not call back that '
soul just passed the gates of life. '
My soul, thank God for this dear
soul that has enough. I would not
call her back again to hope with us ;
a hope deferred and to taste with
us a cup that shrinks from thirsting
lips. Has she not seen and felt all
that is to see and feel? How could
we suffer her rebuke if she should
say to us, "Oh, friend of little faith,
good was my death and good my
day of rest and good the sleep I
But words have not the soul and.
power to tell this woman's life story
its sacrifice, its love, its tireless
energy, patient endurance of suffer
ing, Men live, struggle, grow great
and rich-the soldier, the king, the
statesman-and their names are
heralded for a moment on the
tongues of men, and are then for
gotten. But this mother with her
humility, her sacrifice, her love, will
live on and on long after the power
and glamor of yesterday are among
the dead things of earth. Walking
in and out among the quiet places
of life, her name was not among the
great, but the influences, the inspira
tions, the courage to do aad suffer
which she put in motion" like the
receding waves of the pebble lost ii
the depths of the sea, will sound on
the furtherest shores of time. Doubt
falters in the presence of this wo
man's faith. What may. there not
be in the belief, the creed, the con
jecture of a scheme of things that
will compell such loyalty, love and
self-denial. Such people anchor the
! Ufa of the world and hold it stead-
For 1914 Until You
Have Seen Our Line
Can Please You In
fast, hoping and striving toward
Him to the last-who is God.
Funeral services were held in the
First Baptist Church, Wednesday !
afternoon, January 8th, conducted
in compliance with her own request
by her former pastor, Rev. B. D.
Weeks. A great throng of people
who had known and loved her
through the years, were present,
and much feeling was manifested
by the silent throng as the casket
was borne away to St. Jude's
cemetery, and laid to rest beside
the grave of her sainted husband
But God will give he? back to us in
the morning when the shadows
flee and the light comes back.
Harold David, infant son of Mr.
and Mrs C. B. Curtis, died at the
family residence north of Monroe
City, Thursday, Jan. 9th, 1913. aged
one year and .twenty-seven days.
The sympathy of a host of friends
go out to Mr. and Mrs. Curtis, who
are so greatly bereaved, this being
the third baby boy they have given
up in death. A little girl survives.
But as human ties are thus broken,
heaven becomes more real, and
consolation comes with the thought
that the darlings are safe.
Funeral services were held at the
First Baptist Church, Friday morn
ing, conducted by Rev. B. D. Weeks
and interment was made in St.
Try a sack of McFarland Bros,
ship at $1.20 a sack in quantity. .
Miss Stella Lawson has returned
from a visit with friends at Indian
apohs and other points in Indiana
Mrs. Ella Galloway left Monday
night for her home in Missoula
Montana after an extended visit
with her mother Mrs. Dalton.
All persons owing the Farmers &
Merchants Telephone Co. are re
quested to pay same at once,'
Do You Have the Blues? This Is
A Sure Cure.
Attend the Gem Theatre, Monday
night Jan. 22nd. As you know
this is the night Kirby & Yowell
presents for the first time their own
"SAVED FROM SIBERIA"
This is the most thrilling sensa
tional detective story ever thrown
upon a screen. This picture will
be cued by apicture pianoist one of
note; Luella Rogers who has ar
ranged special music for same.
Mr. Roy IBlazeJas Billy Sanders,
the youngest Black Face Comedian
on the stage will entertain you with
character songs and dancing.
A big 25ct, show for iOcts, for a"
jolly good time, don't fail to attend
the Gem Theatre next Monday Jan.
22nd, Admission only IOcts, to all.
If It Is a New
Wind Mill, Pump,
Acetylene Gas Lighting Plant,
Lightning Rod or Sink
you want, be sure to see
J. R. LEAKE
He is the man to do your
Guttering, Tin Work of All Kinds,
and Furnace Work
He also does all kinds of Wind
Mill, Pump, and Plumbing work
Rnv hrnn nf MrFnrlnnd Rrns. nl
$1.10 a sack in quantity. ' '
Born to Charles Long and wife '
Saturday, a boy.
Mr. Marvin Tritch of Kirksville
spent Sunday with Miss Delaney.
Buy bran of McFarland Bros, at
$1 .10 a sack in quantity.
Miss. Essa Scott of Ely spent the
day luesday shopping in this city.
Mrs. E. Morris Hodgden has bee:
visiting her mother, Mrs. Emma.'
A. T. Baker, returned to Ft Worth
Texas Tuesday after a visit with
J.W. Lightbody of Canada, is
visiting father and sister in this