AB DXKE, WEEKLY REFLECTOR, ABILENE, KANSAS, JUNE aflMOV
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ABILENE HIGH SCHOOL.
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'.' cumstances to go to wge earning, I
' would advise you to procure blgber
education In some college.
Let the best element of your
- life at school characterise your life
.. among men,
.."Bet Jtour Ideals high and have
' the courage to stand for all that they
demand." .. v :
Supt. Stacey presented the dl
plomas and made a short but Inter
Snpt. W. A. Stacey.
eetlng talk on the school work of the
The graduates of the class of 191V
William Arthur Stacey, Valedlc
. tory. '
Agnes Mary Curry, Salutatory.
Frances Viola Aspley.
Haiel May Beaver.
Thomas Roy Dahnke.'
Florence Avis Dayton.
' Florence Mabel Englei
" Jessie Cooper Hall.
Jjrusilla Edith Halleck.
Gladys C. Harding.
Myrtle Maria Hoftnell.
Genevieve Aleen Huffman.
Paul Simpson Jolley.
Eflltb Eleanor, Kauffman. J.
Ruth Martin. '
Edith Mildred Morse.
Jesse Wilbur Nlcolay. I
Ruby Grace Norman. ;
1 Encle Elizabeth Picking.
; Grazella Puliver.
Y' Mabel B. Puliver.
John Harley Rosa. -
Adah Catherine Sachau;
Anna Mary Bauer.
Rudolph Ernest Sexton. .
Iona Blanche Shearer.
V Bessie May Shockey.
Kate Orpha Shearer.
Dinner for Dr. Sanders.
, Supt. and Mrs. Stacey gave a din.
ner In honor of Dr. Sanders last
evening at. their home. The flowers
were daisies and carnations and a
four-course dinner, was served, for a
party of twelve. .' r . J
Last Day at High School.
The Jilgh school pupils received
their cards and credits Tuesday.
Prof. W. A. Stacey gave bis annual
farewell speech at chapel which was
Morse received first prise. 112; I humble occupations and simple Joyij tSS
Jobn McDonell, second prize, $8;
and Miss Edith ' Kauffman third
prize, $5. The Judges In the contest
Edith Kauffman, Tblrd Prize.
were: . G. W. Hurd.M. H. Malott
and Rev. W, C. Coleman. The prize
papers showed much preparation and
The annual baccalaureate sermon
of the high school was given Sunday
night at the Seelye theatre, which
was filled to standing room. The
music was furnished by the Presby-"
terian choir assisted by Harry Fritz
who rendered a beautiful solo. Rev.
W. C. Coleman, Rev. C. A. Cole and
Rev. B. H. Hobbs assisted In the
The sermon was by Dr. F. A. Wil
bur of the University of Kansas and
was an exceptionally able one. ' Dr.
Wilbur is at the head of the Bible
chairs of K. U. and one of the state's
most talented preachers.
Dr. Wilbur's text was: Psalm
144:12,15, -"When our sons are as
Itev. Dr. F. A. Wilbur
of family life as the real secret of a
nation's prosperity. As Burns sang
of the Scotch peasant's home In bis
bolter's Saturday Night:
"From scenes like these old Scotia's
That makes her loved at home, rever-
Princes and lords are but the breath
of kings; r ,
An honest man's the noblest work
Our text also suggests a second
characteristic of national prosperity,
vis., that It depends lees upon social
well-being than upon the right of up
bringing of children. It Is the stal
wart sons and blooming daughters
which Hebrew parents, like the moth
er of the GraechI, pointed to as their
most precious Jewels, the Jewish
race has always been a model to all
others In Its tender fostering of fam
ily life. A Shylock might cheat In
the market place and unmercllfully
demand his "pound of flesh" next to
the Gentile's , heart. The human
kindliness which he denied to the
stranger he reserved for his own fire
side and his love poured itself out
in lavish prodigality upon a beloved
Jessica. He had two god, his ducats
n-.il '.in i mghter; tL one passion was
dt I'.-ise nd servl as tbe other was
!M. jf the Jew strong domestic
attachments we read the scent of
his race's perennial vitality, and the
admonition for ourselves that, If we
would perpetuate our American na
tionality, we must look well to the
quality of tbe sons and daughters
that we rear.
The symbolism of our text deserves
passing mention. "Plants" and "cor?
nerstones" are suggestive ot strength
and beauty, the strength that comes
with well developed character, bear
ing the symmetry ot a tree; the beau
ty that resembles, In Its classic delica
cy and finish, those high wrought
capitals which were the pride and
glory of -ancient architecture. The
blending of these two figures sug
gests the need of a proper combina
tion ot character building with cul
ture in any true education. Of this
combination three things should bel
First, that culture without char
acter building falls abort of being
true education. For what Is culture?
Nat, as once was thought, an over
laying with learning, aa the person
with a garment or the filling of the
mind with facts and figures, as In
volved in the modern pernicious habit
of "cramming." The new education
states as its prime purpose the devel
opment ot the whole man, body and
Take a Look at the
"Armstrong Famous" Gasoline Engine
One that is always ready to run and Just keeps on running. On. that you do not have to hav. an
ex erTcome out every few day. to help you out. ThI. famous engine built espressly for farm .use and
any ten-year-old boy can operate It It 1. built by the very best mechanics that money will hire. Also
of v:72r:zi ,
tlon or money refunded. lt . . , . M tha ,
Come In and look this wonderful engine over, oee now wuiyra . r- ' .
lower than any one else. .
ABTROHG GAS EIIGI1IE COfJPAIIY
Con N, 2nd and Mulberry
building falls short of being true cul
ture. That la, culture must set Its
mark down above Itself or lt will
never attain to Its own aim. There Is
a gravitation earthward in things
mental aB well as things physical. The
gunner must aim above his mark, lt
he would hit lt. Culture must rise
above self-interest, or self itself will
suffer fatally. "He that would save
his life shall lose lt, and he that loses
his life shall find it. The best work
now being done In all lives of intel
lectual and social activity Is without
pay and much ot lt without praise.
Its pay must be sought In self-enlargement,
and Its praise In an ap
proving conscience. ,
On the other ban culture which
Fear God and keep His command'
ments for this is the whole duty otl
man. For God will bring every work
into Judgment, with every hidden
thing, whether It be good or whether
it be evil."
WAS LAID TO BEST.
Funeral Services of Miss
is selfish hi suicidal. Fruit culturists
mind and spirit, and all this by the and stock breeders tell u they have
man himself as the chief actor in the to guard against the sterilizing or
nrnpflaa Pmhia. th father of the fects of HI breeding. Unless nature
plants grown tip in their youth and
ouiydaughters are as cornerstones kindergarten used to cay: "Come,
hewn after the fashion of a palace, let us play with our children," mean-
Happy is the people that is in ' ng that thereby we might most sure-
suph a case; yea, happy Is that peo- ly discover the laws by which to train
pie whose God is jenovan. tie their self-developing minds.
said: When we come to ask what bent
There Is. presented In this vivid por- la t0 be glven t0 tnlg gelt-developlng
tralture tbe Psalmist's conception of process, the new education becomes
what constitutes true national pros-1 specially emphatic, and asserts In no
nfirltT well WOrth OUr StUdV.1 ni.alii tnna ,h,, (ha nhlat on.4 .,11-
nr these days when we are asking I mate goai 0f training should be char-through all society; a life must ne
anew the crucial question oiourrore- acter building. And this for that ,ven Ior ,"e "
fathers, "What constitutes a state?" -j obvious reason that what we are (o realm of mind and underlies all true
Two generations ago an English poet 'become depends far more upon what education. You must get with tbe
wrote these memorable lines: we do than what we say, or even what ' Purpose to give, or you oo noi iru,j
is given room for her work she takes
revenge by building walls that topple
over and rearing trees that bear no
fruit. Mr. Roosevelt recently told
the French nation that race selfish'
nen Ib it the bottom of race suicide,
A nation that Is too busy or too seif-
indulgent to rear families must pay
the price in national extinction.
principle of vicarious sacrifice goes
Not high raised battlements or We "think. "As a man thlnketh in "et'
"There Is that growth and yet
more than Is due yet tendeth to pov
This discussion leads to a third
thought In conclusion. No true char-
labored mound, thick wall or masted Bli neart so is he."Not the maxim! lncreaseth; there Is that wlthholdeth
gate; not cities proud, with spires m whlch he may give careless assent,
and turrets crowned; not bays and(nor tne sentiments to which he may
broad armed ports, where, laughing 1 give eloquent utterance, but the prln
at tbe storm, rich navies ride; not clDlea and nurooses which shane'hia
starred and spangled courts, where piang and guide his actions these acter building is possible without re-
low browed baseness wafts perfume determine what he really Is. Not llglous motives and purpose. What
to pride; no, men; high minded men, wnat we preacb but what ne practice we are to do will always depend upon
with powers as far above dull beasi" truly measures what we are. Shakes- whence we came and whiter we are
Indeed, in forest, brake, or den, as Deare's A ohelia cries out in vexation going. The two most baffling, but
beasts excel cold rocks and brambles over tne poui ajTce of Polonlus; I persistent questions of life will al-
wide; men who their duties hnow, ..jt it ag00d divine that follows his ways be wbyt and whiter! Why are
but know their rights, and knowing own instructions. I would rather tell things as they are? Whiter are they
dare maintain. Prevent the longalm ' twentr men what were good to do 'tending? The one question sounds
ed blow, and crush the tyrant while tnan De one 0f the twenty to follow the depths of our past being; tta
they mend the chain. These consti- mine own teaching." Advice and other dives Into the unrataomeo i
tute a state." theory are a cheap now as ln'ture.
. These words were nobly preserved, Shakespeare's day, despite the rising It waa the glory of the Hebrew
and deserve to be Inscribed In letters prlcei of preadstuffs, and quite as race to give an answer to each of
of gold over our market places ana useiess to help the world toward bet- these questions. It traced the origin
schools; but they only echo in moo- ter living. We surely need today the' of things to a personal God, rlgnteoua
ern phrase the conviction oi in .morai discipline behind those Words .nd benevolent. Himself ever living
I Psalmist, as expressed In our text. wnlcl CnneM Gordon wrote In his1 and the giver ot moral life to His
Hla utterance has two characteristics dlary, "Resolved, that I will do the children. It turned the end of things
to tbst same God, In whose presence
there was fulness of Joy; at whose
right band there were pleasures for
ecermor. This is good doctrine for
our modem pulpits and class rooms.
When Prof. Snow of oar state unl
veraity, who espoused the evolution
theory as to him the most reasonable
formula to account for oar present
universe, was asked what waa the
power behind the nnlvjerse which
made It what It is, he used to reply
without hesitation: "God." When
asked what iu the goal toward
which Its infolding processes pointed,
he would reply with equal prompt
ness, "God." Let us never doubt
tbe ultimata truth of system which
finds la God the beginning and end
of all its scannings.- Let the teacher
ot today clasp hands with the preach
er ot tbe scriptures who summarised
11 araetital wisdom In these words:
' "Ttla la Ilia ftd ot th whole KlMPT.
can on every accaslon and
national prosperity depends less theB gay nothing about It." "I can
political institutions than upon
domestic happiness. The emphasis
Is placed upon home life and the
scene Is laid In the country. There
Is the tinkling ot sheep bells, the low
ing ot herds; and the shonts of merry
harvesters. AU ths charm of rural
! life are there, reminding as of Cow
ner's happy phrase, "God made the
country, but man made the town.
LXbe picture Is characteristic, too, for
whst It does not contain. ' There Is
o hlar of trumpets or tramp of
armed men; no pomp and pagentry
ot war, with biasing cannon and thun
dering battleships; no Ulk of the
balance of power to maintain tbe
dignity of aatloas, or tariff and cus
toms for protection or revenue only.
Nothing is said of all these things,
so thoBRht so snry to public
T-'-A.-e gr J f-r - but esr
Mildred Morse, First Prize,
greatly appreciated by tbe whole
student body. Tbe other members
. .MuhM in ,h lnnd liana 1annlBff! .w
ot the students. ,
- ' After chapel the annual election of
officer of the high school athletic
association waa held. . Frank Madden
was elected president; Carl Nlcolay
fie president and Earl Merrlfleld,
secretary. John McDonell wa re
elected captain ot ths baseball team
and also wa elected manager. Last
year' officers were! Pan Jolley,
president and manager of the base
ball team; Earl Merrlfleld, vice
preaident;,WlIbur Nlcolay, secretary
and treasurer; John McDoaell, man-,
ager et the football team and eap
tala of tbe baseball team; Mil to
Huffman captain ot football team.
' Rev. W. C. Coleman, secretary of
tbe bourd of Judges, gave out the
prizes to Ui wieners la me uwi
ws 't on tbe tt-45wrtmljifen l-
-'. --w In wMek Ht!d ;'-
not bear what you say," one retorted
Ka:th .' lo U 'fon I an inflated
coxcomb, "for tbe din la in i'.
what yoa are." So It la that today
the appeal In educallo Is bting msde
to the lire, and Intellectual training
I being rated according lo tbe ethi
cal realdum. What was one the
by-product Is now fousd to outvalue
the original output, and character I
being assessed la the classroom,
ia the market place, by a high stan
dard of valuation. This Is as It should
be, and is on of tbe cheering signs
of our time, It Is safe to say that
never before did high moral char
acter bnlk so large. Ja the popular
estimate of what oanstltates true
A second aspect ot thla subject Is
roming to fcsvs a general recognition
Miss Isabelle M. Thompson was
born in Macomb, 111., April 1, 1839,
and died in Abilene, May 27, 1910.
When a little child the family moved
to Scotland, Pa., and there 42 years
of her life were spent. Her ances
tor were Scotch Covenanters. She
united with the church In early life,
brlnzlna- her membership to the
Presbyterian church of Abilene when
she came here to reside in 1885.
Many years of her life were devoted
to the Interests of Invalid relatives
to whom she gave loving care and the
strength of youth. When health per
mitted she was actively engaged In
Sabbath school and other church
work, She was a life member of
the Missionary society and a constant
Bible student. This well worn clip
ping found -in the Bible expresses the
principle of her life:
"I know not the way I am going
But well do I know my Guide;
With a childlike trust I give my hand
To the mighty Friend by my side;
And all I ask as he takes lt, Is
Dear Savior, hold me fast,
And suffer me not to lose my way
But bring me home at last.' "
She leaves a nephew, Mr. William
Howland, who has cared for her In
her declining years, anl three nelces,
Mrs. Fred Bolster, who came from
Spokane to be present at this time.
Mrs. Vasburg and Mrs. Bennett on
the Pacific coast, also other relatives
and frlenda by whom she will be
greatly missed. In the absence of
her pastor, Rev. Dr. Blayney, tbe fun
eral service wss conducted by Rev.
B. E. Jacobs of Solomon.
KILLED IN TROLLEY COLLISION
. '..I ,1
On a Suburban. Lin Out Prom Osk- ,
land, Cal, On Was Killed and
Oakland, Cal May 31. One person
was killed, five fatally injured and 30
others more or less seriously Injured
as the result of a head on collision be
tween trolley cars on the California
railway line between Sather station
and Leona Heights. Both. cars wer
crowded with holiday pleasure seekers
and women and children wer
trampled upon In the mad rush to
reach the exits. To add to the horror
one of tbe cars In which a score of
persons wer pinned beneath the
neat, broke loose and started down
an Incline at a high rat of speed.
Fortunately It was stopped before
rurtber damage was done. The car
bad orders to meet st Vernon station
It is believed the motorman of the
northbound car, which Is said to be
responsible for the accident, misread
lew minutes after the accident oc-
Ills orders. This motomsn wss crush
3d between the twocars and died a
PREDICTS A CHURCH
Blihrp Morrison Thinks
Conditions Will Compsl
to Abandon ths Pulpit
Eggs tor Setting.
Rose comb Rhode Island Reds,
11.00 for 15. 13.00 per 100.
H. Lenhert, Abilene, telephone
Cures baby's croup, Willie's dally
cut and bruises, mama's sore throat,
grandma's lameness Dr. Thorns'
Eclectrlc oil the great household
Des Moines, la., May 81. Bishop
Theodore Morrison, head of the low
diocese of the Episcopal church, In aa
address at the state convention of that
denomination predicted a union of all
church denominations before many
years has elapsed. The high price ot
living, which makes It impossible for
ministers to live on salaries once paid
them, consequently diminishing th
number of men In the ministry, wa
assigned by Bishop Morrison as on
vital cause for church merger.
Car Over . an Embankment
Marshalltown, la., May 31. Three
persons were severely Injured near
Montour, la., when tbe motor car of
W. A. Downes, driven by Downes' son,
Arthur, plunged down a 14 foot em
bankment, turning over and burying
three of the Ave occupants under th
car, Tbe Injured, are W. A. Downes
and daughter, Dorothy and Sw'jr '
All Deed In the Submarine.
Calais, France, May 31. Inspection
by divers of th sanksn French sub
marina Pluvlos, which wa In cok
llslon with th cross channel steamer
Pa d Calais last Thursday, show
conclusively that th hull of tb sub
marine waa crushed and that all af
th members of tb crew ot f? mo
wsr drowned. ' '
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harmless medicine, originated, com
pounded and administered by thor
oughly competent physician; take In
ternally during the day time only,
and twenty-five dose complete th
Impl treatment at oar Institute or
In yoar home No Hypodermic In
jectionsand a guaranteed bond and
contract I given each patient, agree
ing that If perfect ear la not ef
fected In three day tbe treatment
wilt be free.
THE NEAL CURE baa, from th
nature and chemical adaptability to It purpose, become a necessary fa
tor in modern social Ufa. It I public BtDIty, accepted a railroad
and tolephoaea are. Th wlreles overtopped and Instantly superseded
everything for IU purpose. The Neal Cur supplant all previous effort'
for tb care of DRIXK HABIT ANT) pma AHWCTIOXS. j
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