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How Custom Was First Introduced
Into the United States
"How did the Red Cross Christ?
mas Seal originate?'' is a question
thati is being asked by ninny duriug
this holiday season 'vhen millions of
these stickers are heirn sold all
over the United States. To Jacob
EU ia, the well known social worker
of New York, and to Miss Emily I*.
Bissell, the energetic secretary of
the Delaware Red Cross, jointly he
long the honor of originating our
American Ked Cross Christmas Seal.
In 1909 Mr. Etti*' interest was
aroused by the receipt of a Christ
mas tuberculosis stamp on a letter
from Norway- He publish* d an ar?
ticle about this queer-looking stamp
in the Outlook, aod suggested some
possible uses fur it in this country.
Miss Blsaell at once saw an oppor?
tunity here and prepared a stamp,
from tba sale of which her society
reali7."'l (3,1100for tuberculosis worl<
pri ^.'<i wu abo with thia sue
cess ii, .- si e Induced the American
Red Cross to take np tba sale iu
1908on a nattai al basis. With verj
little organisation and with hardly
liny att mpt ..i c rein I advertising,
too sale i? iai \ ? r brought In,never?
theless, ". ? r 1185,000 for a.ti tuher
i-uio-is work in furious perta ol thc
Doll i Si ites. lu 1909, with tuon*
o, 'ha sale was
ini-re.is. | | i, aud in 1!?1<I to
1,000. I?is? year the sa e
laereaaad to over 1330,000, or 33,.
000.000 s.
While our own Red ("ross Se.,1
dates back only (our years, "charity
stamps," from which this idea Orig?
inally aprung, go back to 186'J, when
"sanitary fair Stemps" wera lirst
Med ia Bool ni ku a ecu re aaoway for
tho care of soldiers wounded during
tho Civil War. Nearly 11,000,000
was raised in this way during the
j cars 1862 to 1H'.."*.
Work for the Editor
It is said that anyone ran he an
editor. Ali an editor has to do is to
sit ai his desk six days in the week,
four weeks of the month and twelve
months of tho year and "edit" such
copy as this:
"Mrs. Jur.es of Ix)st Creek let a
can opener slip last week and cut
herself in the pantry."
"A mischievous lad of Mathorton
threw a stone and struck a compan?
ion in the alley iast Tuesday."
"John Doa climbed or. the roof of
his boc se last week looking for a
leak, and fell, striking himself on
the back porch."
"While Harold Oreen was escort?
ing Miss Violet Wise homo from a
church social Saturday night rn sav?
age dog attacked them and bit Mr.
Oreen on the public square."
"Mr. White, while harnessing a
broncho last Saturday was Vicktd
just south of the cornerib."
"Isaac Trimmer was playing with
a cat Friday when it scratched him
on the veranda."?Exchange.
Taft Witnessed Deed
Staunton News: That. William H.
Taft, president of the United States,
once did not disdain the emolu?
ments of minor law practice, came
to light yesterday when Armistead
C. Gordon in iooking up some old
titles discovered on tho face of the
deed to his present home, the
names of William H. Taft and Horace
D. Taft as witnessing the signatures
of the owneis of the property at the
time of the purchase.
The deed was sent to Cincinnati
in August,1884 where the then own?
ers of the property lived and since
filing it in that year, Mr. Gordon
had never examined it until yester?
day when upon glancing at the sig?
nature he was astonished to seethe
name of the President affixed to the
Representative Flood of Virginia
bas informally assumed the chair
manshipof the House commit to on
foreign allairs to continue the rest of
tbe session of Congress. The change
in tbe head of the committee was
marked by the presentation of a
large engraved silver pitcher to
Gov.-elect Sul/.er of New York by
Newspapers of Virginia Urge His
Appointment in Cabinet
It is encouraging to observe how
strongly and generally the Virginia
newspapers are urging tha appoint
ment of Harry St. George Tucker
for a place in ?in* DSXl Cabinet.
There seems to be no difference ol
section or faction. Mr. Tucker's
former opponents and ii is eons: stem
friends ari together. Rven the few
Republican newspapers, while nat?
urally offering no advice ty a Demo?
cratic administration, refrain from
hostile criticism of the suggestion
That is the way to win, to secure
practical results and to help push
Virginia back into her old place as
leader of the political thought and
action'of tbe country. When a Vir?
ginian who is fit is put forward for
uny place of honor or distinction io
tho country we should line up sol
idly to help him, regardless of our
oast differences with bim or among
Mr. Tucker comes of a family and
represents a name identified with
distinguished and valuable public
scrvicp. He is a man of learning
and ability, of study and thought
and of practical know ledge of atTairs.
H.- would make an excellent and
creditable Cabinet officer,would win
respect for the country, the govern?
al.-n: and the State any where and in
any company. Ra would be espe?
cially congenial with Governor Wil
son and in harmony with tbo admin
istration as himself a school man
with positions including head of the
law department of Washington and
I, '?. dear, of the Lear department at
George Washington University,
Washington, and college president.
He is of ripe mind and culture, an
advanced thinker, a scho'ar and
Not only Virginia but other
States, North and South, in which
Mr. Tucker is kmnvn, his reputation
being very far wider than the boun?
dary lines of Virginia, will ask his
appointment, and if it is made will
approve it with enthusiasm.?Roan?
oke- Times.
Eternal Vigilance is the Price of
Popular Government
Col. William Jennings Hryan pub?
lished the following loading editor?
ial in last week's issue of the Com?
"We have a Democratic Senate
a"d a Democratic House, as well as
a Democratic President, but let no
one think it safe tc go to sleep. One
majority in the Senate is very small
?a few reactionaries m:iy obstruct
legislation or insist on concessions
as the price of support. There are
reactionaries in the House, also,and.
an eye must be kept on them. It
behooves every Democrat to be on
the alert and to warn his Seuators
ind his members of Congress
against any backward step. The
Haltimore platform s^ys: 'Our
pledges are made to be kept when
in office as well as relied upon dur
ing the campaign.' Every official
should be held to the letter and
spirit of the platform. Ten cents
spent by each voter for postal cards
and cards used to indorse faithful
representatives and to admonish
unfaithful ones would work wonders
in securing progressive measures.
The officials at Washington should
be informed that the rank and rile of
the Democratic party insists on the
carrying out of the platform. The
first work to be done is to secure
legislation which will give an im
mediate reduction of the high tariff,
make a private monopoly impossible
and reform tho currency in tho in
te rest of the whole people with pro
tection against Wall street's con?
Reception to Footballists
A reception was tendered the W.
Ia U. football team Monday night,
December 2nd, in the University li?
brary, with an interesting program.
A loving cup. the giftof students,
was presented to Coach Reilly by Dr.
H. D. Campbell; a silver cigarette
case presented to Assistant Coach
Moomaw by lie v. (). de W. Randolph
a silver brush set to Captain Millet
by Dr. L. W. Smith, and watch fobi
Jubilee in Staunton on Occasion
Of President-elect's Visit
December 28
T-emendous Crowd Expected to Be
In Attendance
Staunton is makin}* great prep?
arations for the visit December 2St!i
nf President-elect W ced row Wilson,
who will spend that day in the city
in which he was born. Excurisons
will be operated from different sec?
tions of the State, and the occasion
promises to be one of great interest.
As present outlined the jubilee
committees are proceeding on the
assumption that tbe principal guest
! is coming Friday night. lu this
i ase he will be met at th6 station by
I detachments ot a-oldlen who will
I form a liDe from tbe train to the car
! riage. On a hill near the station a
iiient of Howitzers and cadets
will lire the presidential salute
I while the Stonewall band plays as
j he ir fal ka to the conveyance "Dixie"
Ifollo.ved by "Carry Mn BackToOld
j Virginia." Ti.e reception committee
j will meet Mr. Wilson at the station,
j though Mayor H. ll. Wayt will greet
I hill, as lie alights from the train and
ant liirn to the city of his birth
plaice. While the details of police
are clearing the streets, ai cording
to the se .-rel service regulations,
the chu rob belis will sound and ? nh
the band inarching io front of the
l chief guest followed bv tho troops
and carriages, will proceed to the
inansii. At Main street a torchlight
pn'cession wiil be wailing to fall in
the line of inarch to the place whore
Mr. Wilson will spend the night.
if ter ward, the torchlight pro
cession, with the band, will march
to the hotel district and serenade
the distinguished Stale officials sim
will he entertained there.
Saturday morning at 9:90 Mr.Wil?
son will reoiive the city, county
and State officials and members of
the Wilson celebration committees.
From 10:30 lo 12, automobiles will
be placed at the dispo-al of the
I'i'i'sident-eleci's party for such
trips about the city and county as
they may desire.
12:30?R;view in front of the pub?
lic school of the military cadets, fra?
ternal organizations, bands and such
ont side organ iz it ions as may be there
for the occasion.
2:30 -Addressof welcomeat Mary
Baldwin Seminary by Dr. Frazer,
responded to by Mr. Wilson. Re?
ception follows until 4 p. m., when
a service is proposed at the First
Presbyterian church to be partii i
pated in by every minister in the
Why a Nest Egg Encourages a Hen
"There is still a great deal of sup?
erstition about poultry matters, and
the real purpose of nest-eggs comes
in for a full share of comment.
"No, the ordinary illina nest-egg
does not make the bens lay white
?*ggs, nor lay moro of any one kind
nor teach the hens to sit.
"A nest-egg merely encourages a
hen to lay another egg in the same
place, thus preventing her from
stealing her nest. The maternal
instinct of a hen leads her to try to
lay a nest full of egg* on which she
can sit if nature's pl:in is not dis?
turbed by gathering the egt;
Furni and Fireside.
How to Build Up the Land
The Man u fact u re rs' Record, which
has for its slogan, "A Greater Na
tion Through a Greater South," is
authority for the statement that
"publicity which brought population
and capital, is the thing and prac?
tically the only thing that has made
unimproved farm land in California
worth $1,000 per acre." Lands
which intrinsically are worth nu
more than thousands of individual
acres in the South, command such
prices simply because of the demand
created by increased population,
A Discriminating Visitor Places
The Lexington Children as
Leading Asset
Boys' and Girls' Clubs Make Fine
Showing of Exhibits
The Following article appeared in
the Virginia Progressive of Lynch?
burg last Fridav and was contri?
buted by .Mrs. Laura M. Read, who
was present in Lexington Tuesday
at tbe School Fair and made a most
excellent address in the interest of
industrial training in the public
schools. Mrs. Read is a member of
\ the Progressive staff and conducts
i the page for- "Woman and the Vir?
ginia Home.". The article, in part,
is as follows:
"When an outsider thicks o' I
bridge, tl.ere comes to mind trips to
j the Natural Bridge or somet'.ug
educational or historical pertaining
j to lexington.
"The Hridge is wonderfu'. the
I educationa' institutions at hexing
ton are among the finest in the land.
the history of the county as inter
estiog as that of any section in Vir
; ginia?but at last 1' ve seen the real
! thing of KocUbridge; ['ve seen the
I children of the 'Macs' and their
! kinfolks at a County School Fair.
"No p.ist can be so great that the
present 'nay not surpass it. so when
the "hilo ten came to Lexington yes
! tero.iy bringing with trem the work
of their bands for the c. nsideraiioc
', of the good judges of the fair, it was
i a scene just as inspiring as any that
; had ever transpired in that grand
told county, with all its
story." It meant a new epoch in
thu history of Rockbridge, a new
step taken toward democracy and
?-trial intelliger.ee. Give me the
child's hands in educati, n and I'll
answer for the rest of him. Give
the State industrial intelligence
throughout, and v. e can promise
good government. The busy man
who lives his work is the man who
understands it, and who can put
?erne tc ing of himself into it.
"The work exhibited by the chi 1
dren'.was good enough to have spec
ial mention, every piece of it, bul
space forbids.
"The exhibits were shown in the
large auditorium of the Lexingtoc
High School with nlenty of spac*
and light to make the same doo bi j
"Superintendent Kflinger.whohas
spent his life in the service of the
people of Rockbridge, left nothing
undone to promote the success .
tue fair. It was beautiful IO see tb,
eagerness and enthusiasm of th?
children present as the prizes wen
"Tjocal history papers and 'thi
lives of great men' who have li vee
in Lexington and the co.-inty were
no small feature of the fair. And
surely there is cause for pride in
this, for upon Rockbridge soil have
trod the feet of some of the greatesi
of Americans. Over in the tnauso
leum back of the Memorial chapel
rests the idol of the South, General
Hebert Edward Lee, on the campus
of the college, which meinoria.izes
the last work of his life. Then
across the green and through the
gate which brings us into thu Vir?
ginia Military Institute grounds,we
pass around the barracks and up a
'st.op into 'Old Jack's' section
room, where the immortal Stonewall
Jackson first made his impress
upon the men of the So j th as teach
er and officer.
"Every spot tells some story ol
those who have 'passed by.'
"The mountains, hills and valley?
speak hist, ry, tho green fields ano
pleasant vales smile it back at you
There are men all over the country
in recollections of student days win
return to view old school scene
and to ren^w old acquaintances
i 1 Little vi under if ;- tiM-t Stuuewai
Thursday Night Under Auspices of
Junior Civic League
Last Thursday night, in the spa?
cious High School Auditorium, a
large audience was entertained by
the presentation of a "MotherGoose
Paueant," presented under tbe au
?piceB ol the Junior Civic League.
The decorations were in kteping
with the spir t of the occasion, and
back of the stage tbe walls were
adorned with picturesof large black
cats, while red hearts were much in
The participants were dressed in '
rich and varied costumes, and when .
all were gathered on the stage a
beautiful and impressive tableau
was presented. From the dignified
I Old King Cole and bis beautiful
Queen of Hearts and the diversified
'characters in the play, down to the
winsome fa performed their
parts admirably, ano each DU
i received generous and appreciative
' applause.
The spirited and rollick
i by the chorus of trained voices and
. the soios by Mis^ Moore, Miss Web?
ster, Mr. Carson acd Mr. Newman
were heartiiy appreciated bj
'audience. Miss Nelson was accom?
The entertainment was under the
? ng committ
General arra- Mrs Fran?
cis M i M rs. P. i
Davis; singing: Mrs. Hugh A.
White, Mrs. Bernard W, Switzer,
.Mrs. Robert T. Keri in and Miss
Carrie Harman: costumes: Mrs I".
Cleveland Davis. Misses Fannie
Graham, Jennie Hopkins and Nettie
Smith; dancing: Mrs. Alpha Bruna
age; advertising: Captains M. F
Kd wards. B. D. Mayo and Mr. W
1". Flagg.
The entertainment was given for
the benefit of the pub - s, and
the proceeds will be used for
ti fy ing ml grounds. The
gross recei pts an ount d t.
hundred dollars
Following is the program pre?
Heralds . James Howe and Reid
Maids in Waiting Misses Fanny
Graham, Marj ii asgow, Elizabeth
Cross, MaryChampe, Helen Camp
bell and Jennie Hopkins
Knaves Messrs. Ybnce, Graham
and Mayhew; Captains W. H. Ed?
wards, Poague, Ellison, Millner
and S n i d o rn
Maidsof Honor . Missen Laura
Tucker, Lila Webster and Evelyn
King Cole . . Mr. W. L. Carson
Queea of Hearts . Miss Virginia
Mother Goose . Miss Carrie Harman
Jack Be Nimble . Mr. (J. A. Newman
?| Humpty Dum plies . Chorus of Boys
Old Woman Under the Hill . Miss
Carrie Walker
Three Crows Harry Lyons, I, ?
onel Beeton and Ben Campbell
Pretty Maid and Man William
Troland and Katharine Glasgow
Man in the Moon, Mr. H. P. Newman
I Little Bo-Peep Sarah White
Little Boy Blue . Dorsey Hopkins
indians .... Chorus ot B i\ -.
Simp e Simon . . . N son :.kidk
Pieman.Jesse Moses
The Crooked Man, Alexander Jones
( > i Woman in the Shoe . . Miss
Elizabet*] Kinnear
Children, Chorus of Boys and I li r a
Little Tomnn Tuc ker, Francis M iller
Jack Spritt and Wife . Hulicg
Laird and Elen Wilson
Jack and Jill . Jack Meade and
Mary Billon
Little Jack Horner, James Hamilton
Little Mi>s Maru . . Gertrude
Cry, Baby, Cry . (lill Granger
Little Red Riding Hood, Tillie Lyon
Fairies .... Chorus of Girls
Mary, Mary. Quite Contrary . Miss
Marv Graham
Flowers .... Chorus of Girls
Beggars, Chorus ot Boys and (iiris
I Beter. Puter, Pumpkin Kater, Green*
lee Iietcher
Mllis Wife . . . Myrtle Granger
Ride a Cock Horse . Becky Lyona
Being out Of a job is nut alway*
matter of hard luck. Taiflaeaa tl
Health and Comfort Rules During
Cold Weather
December winds should not af?
fright aod a falling thermometer
need not alarm, for comfort and cod
are not incompatable aod fresh air
is still possible without draughts,
declares the State Board of Health
in special cold weather warning
just issued.
"Mistaken ideas of protection
against cold weather," says the bul?
letin, "are responsible for more
deaths than cold weather. Close
rooms kill more people than ever
froze to death and insufficient tooth?
ing is as dangerous as a housewith
Ojt fires.
"Nothing does more harm than
belief that a house should be sealed
so tightly ia winter that no fresh
air can enter. The result of this is
a closeness which weakens the bod?
ily- resistance and makes a person
epttble to colds when he
leaves the house. Every living
room and every sleeping apartment
should have fresh air at all times
regardless of the weather. This
can generally be had without diffi?
culty, a? acumberof simple schemes
have been dev sed which can be in
I in any room. One of the most
efficient is to tit a slanting boam h.
to the lower end of the window end
ire til is to the sides of the win
dow frame with smaller boards.
The window can then be raised
ll of the hoard and
will give a current of fresh a r
which will pass over the bead of
ns sitting in the room. A dia?
gram of this pian can be found in
tbe bulletin on Fresh Air issued by
the board and availab.e for fret dis?
"Draughts are. of course, to ho
awi.dod. They cool one part nf the
body while tue other i>. warm and
thus cause colds. Hut draughts
can be avoided and fr.-sh .ir can
still be had with a litre care.
"Insufficient clothing is auother
fruitful source 0 ort in win?
ter. No o'i- should leave a warm
room and go into tlie outer air even
temporarily without additional
.clothing. Fashions which prescribe
light clothing in winter are among
the worst enema's of health. Togo
without an overcoat or other heavy
clothing in cold is to invite sick?
"Many persons who are anxious
to have abundant fresh air in their
I bed rooms in winter comolain of
' cold during the night. This is al?
ways to be avoided. Those who
can afford to do so should supply
themselves with ample bed clothing,
but persons who cannot pul
additional blankets will Bcd a sim?
ple substitute to hand in old news?
papers. If a layer of newspaper*
be placed between the blankets.
much warmth will be reta
which otherwise would be lost.''
A League to Suppress Profanity
Accord ing the Chicago Record
Her ala, a league bas been formed
for the purpose of creating senti
i ment against the use of profane
language. Says the Windy City
'Its object is to obtain enforce?
ment of the law against users of
such language and to do anything
else that may be necessary toeheek
an evil in our public conduct Too
many Americans are addicted to
foul and vulgar speech. Returning
travelers and visitors from foreign
shores notice no offensive profusion
of such language as soo. as the
ti me po: t is roached. lt las no
parallel in Ru rope and DO proper
place here. Perhaps lt. exists be
cause of thc greater nervous strain
that ison American.-.; perhaps it is
a result o' freedom from some of the
restraints on ile individual that
' exist in tlie olde- country. What?
ever Us cause. Hs results are r.id.
lt is easy, of co : rsc, ..nd also dan?
gerous, to go to extremes In sup
. pressing profane and indecent lun
ysjtt Hut toward rual ami

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