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THE WINCHESTER NEWSPaige
1 Paige Three
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fincoln Centenary
Lincolns Character A
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Summing P
Er JAMES A EDGERTON
Copyright 1909 by American Press Asso
ciation
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ILLIAM HERNDON H
tells a story I
of Lincoln that
thatII
reveals at once
the prophetic in
sight which at
times startles us
in his complex
character his
aptness at illus
tration and the
method of his
own selection for
leadership Itwas
in 1850 when
war seemed pos
sible Herndon
feared in such a
crisis the lack of
a supremely great
leader Lincoln
had faith in the
masses faith
that they would
wouldI
find their leader
IInnd to make I
ONE GREATER THAW
meanALL
ALL THE REST wiw
LEAP FORTUing made use Of
this figure
Go to the river bank with a coarse
sieve and fill it with gravel After a
Vigorous shaking you will observe that
the small pebbles and sand have sunk
from view and fallen to the ground 1
The Best larger in size unable to slip
foundl
l foundWithin
Within the sieve By thorough and
repeated shakings you will find that
of the pebbles still left in the sieve
the largest ones will have risen to the
top Now he continued urf as you
say war is inevitable and will shake
the country from center to circumfer
ence you will find that the little men
Will fall out of view in the shaking
The masses will rest on some solid
foundation and the big men will hare
climbed to the top Of these latter I
one greater than all the rest will leap
forth armed and equippedthe peo
ples leader in the conflict
How perfectly the history of the war
bore out the prophecy the leader
being himself Poor Herndon like
others who lived too close to greatness
did not recognize one of the immortals
though rubbing elbows with him every
day
My own view of Lincoln I find in
W peculiar harmony with that which has
frown up about him In the hearts of
f the common people From the begin
4iof the masses had a truer conception
of Lincolns greatness than did the
leaden I think the masses have a
truer concept of him today than have
the leaders the professed historians or
any other of the assumed superior
minds Whenever a man fancies him
self better or wiser than the masses
that moment he gets out of touch with
Abraham Lincoln The plain people
He loved and they loved him There
was mutual understanding between
them They were the ones who
brought him forward who elected
him to office who stood by him In all
tits trials who held up his hands who
swore by him when others were
swearing at him who nominated and
elected him overwhelmingly fora sec
ond term and that in spite of the
leaders In both parties and who
grieved most profoundly for him In
death These were his real friends
I would rather take their estimate of
ginj than that of the Pharisees and
hypocrites the hollerthanthous and
knowit ails who profess to be more
competent to form Judgments than
those they are pleased to call the
mob Well they can go on forming
their Judgments But the verdict on
Abraham Lincoln that will live will
1be made by the common people
1 Briefly put this verdict is that Lin
coln was a prophet sent of God to save
the Union and end slavery and when
w his work was done he was called home
Despite the sneers of the so called
wise I humbly announce that 1 am
convinced of the substantial correct
ness of this view Being convinced I
would be less than honest if I did not
frankly say so Every new light on
the man every glimpse of his pure
and prophetic soul adds to the convic
tion The people are right They
knew him all along History will write
his epitaph as they have written It al
ready in their hearts and it will con
sist of the essential thought here stated
Back of his coarse exterior of his
humble dress and ways Lincoln was
one of the whitest sweetest greatest
souls that hive come to earth He be
longed to the lowly as do all the su
premely great He was correct in his
life without uncharitableness of great
intellect without dogmatism of the
deepest religion without formalism or
cant and with the finest idea of Justice
without harshness or severity He was
strong on every plane In body mind
and spirit yet his strength was em
ployed chiefly to protect and uplift the
weak He had a bulldog tenacity yet
to others it appeared only In the guise
of unwearying patience He was in
the thick of conflict all his life yet his
utterances are singularly free from
malicious statements concerning his
enemies He had no extraneous helps
not from blood wealth education or
environment What he gained he dug
out of his books out of the world and
out of himself He was more than a
self made man he was a naturemade
and Godmade man who had not one
Aartiflclal thing about him c
I
MUST HAVE MONEY I
CHECK DOES NOT GO WITH YOUR
UNCLE SAM
Even Men Whose Names Are Synony
mous with Dollars In Millions
Have to Put Up the Actual
Currency
Where is the private citizen who
would refuse to accept a Vanderbilt
Astor Morgan Rokefeller Gould or
other millionaires check in payment
for a bill for services rendered Yet
Uncle Sam will not whei it comes to
settling up for customs duties on im
ported personal effects of ocean trav
elers Even a certified check does not I
serve to remove the financial credulity
of the nations treasurer as several
millionaires who recently arrived from
Europe discovered when they ten
dered guaranteed checks in payment
for the introduction of foreign goods
for household use
There is not a bank or financial in
stitution in the country but which
will accept a certified check as the
equivalent of good hard cash Uncle
Sam demands the coin of the realm
however and will not admit as it is
technically called any dutiable article
until he gets it
Not long since C Oliver Iselin the
yachtsman whose fortune is estimated
at seven figures arrived from England
in a White Star liner and offered his
check for 2000 in payment of duty
on some curios which he bought
abroadI
I am sorry Mr Iselin but we are
not permitted to take anything but
currency said Deputy Collector Wil
liams The Corinthian navigator of
I several Americas cup defenders
smiled incredulously although he was
in a hurry to get away from the pier
to catch a train
Mr Iselin sent one of his accom
panying valets downtown and secured
the requisite cash saying with a laugh
as he turned it into the branch cus
tom house on the tIer
I suppose the government must be
careful who it deals with
Another millionaire whose check
was declined under similar circum
stances showed his displeasure by
threatening all sorts of official pun
ishment and ended with the state
ment that he would have the silly
regulation revoked if he was obliged
to spend his last dollar in doing so
He was still sputtering and fuming
when Barney Biglin the veteran
politician came upon the scene and
lent the millionaire 1750 to pay the
indebtedness to the government
What makes me mad said the mil
lionaire to Biglin is that I who can
raise ten millions in half an hour and
that over the telephone should be
held up for a paltry 1750 A rule
like that is outrageous
The rule has not been revoked how
ever despite the millionaires threats
and Uncle Sam is doing a strictly cash
business at the same old stand
Etheromanes
They resembled balls from a Chris
mas treetiny glass balls bright red
yellow green blue filled with a few
drops of some clear liquid
They are ether balls said the psy
chologist They are composed of gel
atine like the capsuloids you swallow
for indigestion and inside them is just
enough ether to make you happy with
out putting you to sleep
Etheromania continues to Increase
and etheromanes keep devising novel
ways of taking the baneful narcotic
The ether ball is a new and popular
wayA
A group of etheromanes lying to
gether on silk divans break under one
anothers nostrils these bright balls
The sweet subtle fumes of the ether
are inhaled and the ether drunkards
dream their strange ether dreams
I cure many of them by means of
hypnotism Just now at the New
Year the season of good resolutions
and reforms I shall be unusually suc
cessful in my cures
Dime Novel Days
Marathon mad When a mere child
I read a storyI think it was a dime
novelabout an Indian runner prob
ably a tencent Beadle among the
first of the tencenters and far more
wholesome than the salacious ten cent
ers of the present day of eroticism
The winning of the west was due
largely to the dime novel I never
read one that did not tend to enlarge
a boys love of outdoor sport and clean
adventure There was nothing that
could not be read at the family fire
side Yet some one started a crusade
against the dime novel and after 20
years it was partly eradicatedthat
is it was forced to give way to the
cheap tales of city dens and dives
New York Press
PressSomething
Something Saved
Can you help me maam asked
the itinerant at the doorfir was
burned out last night and lost every
thing
Lost everything
Yes everything maam
Well you dont seem to have lost
your nerve You were around here
last week and told me the same
story
Bill Board Space Given to Club
A space ten feet square on a bill
board facing Lafayette square in New
Orleans has been given to the mem
bers of the New Era club by Junius
Garrick and will be made to help in
the suffrage campaign the club is car
rying on Each week important facts
concerning the movement wilf be an
nounced on the apace
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PROF ANDERSON AT
THE CITY SCHOOLS
Talks Interestingly Parents Day On
Our Smaller Friends and
Enemies
Prof Anderson of Kentucky Wes
leyan College addressed the students
of the City School on Parents Day
Wednesday morning on Our Smaller
Friends and Enemies The talk to
the children was thoroughly enjoyed
by a number of visitors and was very
interesting to the pupils
Prof Anderson said in part
See Into Future
AsI look into your faces this
morning and then look into the future
to see you boys and girls grown men
and women I see something else be
sides governors senators and repre
sentatives I see instead ofmen who
ought to be tsrong robust active men
weak emaciated exhausted Isee
women anemic nervous chronic inva
lids that should be in the best of
health 4
healthMy
My object is to tell you of your en
emies who are trying to destroy your
health who will only be satisfied with
your death In the air we breath 1
in the water we drink in the houses
we live in in the streets we walk on
live these enemies by the million You
cannot see them with the eye Only
the powerful lenses of the microscope
reveal to us their identity
MicroParasites
These I enemies of ours are called
microparasites microbe or germ A
parasite is a plant or animal which
feeds on other plants and animals A
good example of a visible plant para
site is the mistletoe and of the animal
parasites the ticks and fleas are good
examplesBut
But the microbe to which I refer is
a little fellow So small are they that
on a grain of meat which was being
served in a New York Hotel 378000
000 were found Perhaps an average
size for a kind called bacteria would
be one twelve thousandths of an inch
in length and one fifty thousandths
of an inch in diameter
Some Vegetable Gome Animal
These little germs are some vege
table some animal But the remark
able areb
alive active and viewed under the
microscope the novice cannot tell the
difference between the vegetable and
the animal organism Sometimes a
trained biologist must resort to a
chemical test to distinguish between
the Vegetable and animal ofnew
landsThey
They are composed of one cell only
That is they have no organs like the
higher forms of life Yet each of
these microorganisms has a life his
tory It must have a parentorgan
ism it must have food to eat and a
place to live Given these conditions
and one good healthy one can in twen
tyfour hours become several millions
millionsThey
I have watched this process under
the microscope One organism di
vides into two and the process of
division only takes from one to five
minutes These two soon become four
the four eight the eight sixteen thus
on the process goes
Never Dies Naturally
There is one rspect in which the
life history of the microbe differs
from the life history of man Man
grows old and must die The microbe
is immortal it does not grow old and
never dies a natural death When the
infirmities of age are about to over
take it instead of it losing its teeth
gettin gray and dying it just divides
and instead of an old one there are
two babies to repeat the process for
ever unless some outside power in
terferes This description of the nat
ure size and life history applies as
well to our friends among the mi
crobes as well as to our enemies for
as my subject implies some are good
and some are bad
Are Mens Allies
The vast majority of these organ
isms are mans allies Without the
one called the yeast plant there could
be no fermentation no salt rising
bread no light rolls When the ris
ing is set at night the yeast plant
floating in the air settles in the cup
and goes to work By morning if
they have had the right temperature
and the right kind of sugar and
starch the whole cup is full of a fer
mented mass or is literally a mass of
living germs This is mixed in the
flour and kept at a comfortable tem
perature Here the organism gets in
some good work and in feeding and
multiplying it throws off carbon diox
ide gas This gas in attempting es
cape lifts the batter up bodily tow
ards the top of the vessel In baking
the bread the heat drives off the gas
and at the same time kills the germ
Of Kindred Nature
Of a kindred nature to the yeast
plant are the microbes that sour vin
egar and milk and that ripen cheese
and perhaps cure tobacco Then there
are the animal germs of putrefaction
i
a
Backmans Famous Troupe
OF
IiA I
AND
Trained Wild Animals
I I The Largest and Best Educational Exhibition
Traveling
SIX FIRST j CLASS ARTISTS = TWENTY PERFORMING I WILD ANIMALS
Two Carloads of Paraphernalia
Every Visitor Receives a Free Souvenir of the
Glass Blowers Handiwork
Open From 2 to 5 and 7 to 930
Admission Adults 25c Children 1 OCt
AUDITORIUM RINK
ALL WEEK
Commencing Monday
II
I These are our scavanger friends that
I destroy the waste and debris of care
less man Without these allies the
face of the earth would soo i be unfit
for habitation
Perhaps no microparasite is right I
now a better friend to us all and es
pecially to the farmer than the one
which lives in the nodules on the roots
of clover alfalfa and other legumi i
nous plants These country para
sites take the free nitrogen out of the
air and in the laboratories of their
own simple one celled bodies trans
form it into a food for grains The
farmer sows a seed inoculated with
these nitrogen loving germs and while
he is engaged elsewhere they on the
nodules of the roots prepare for him
a fertilizer he cannot buy By such
assistance the farmer proposes to en
rich his fields from the atmosphere
that blows about us
Some Are Dangerous
I would that all parasites were so
kindly disposed as the ones I have
described However there are not
many classes of them that are dan
gerous Certain ones cause disease
and especially the contagious dis
eases When there bacteria get into
the blood of human bodies in the
course of their feeding and growth
they produce toxins or poisonous sub
stances whose effects are characteris
tic of the disease These infectious
diseases are caused by the invasion of
the body by microparasites typhoid
fever yellow fever diptheria small
pox tuberculosis and no doubt meas
les chickenpox scarlet fever and
colds The bacteria of typhoid fev
er must get into the system through
water or milk Tuberculosis is caused
by breathing an atmosphere laden
with the germ from a patient Yel
low and malarial fever is introduced
into the body off the l < bill of a mos
quito The bubonic plague is trans
ferred by the flea to the human body
from diseased rat The last plague
has been introduced into California
recently from the Orient
Feb 15th
Few in This Climate
The diseases to fear here in this cli
mate are typhoid fever smallpox
tuberculosis diptheria and scarlet
fever All are infectious diseases and
should be controlled Keep the para
sites out of the system and there is no
danger of the disease Quarantine
care and cleanliness will rid any com
munity of infectious diseases The
excreta of all patients of an infectious
disease should be burned or destroyed
by a chemical Expectorating in pub
lic buildings or an side walks ought to
be prohibited
prohibitedWhat
What Should You Do
As young people what precautions
should you take Y There are certain
infectious diseases like measles dip
theria scarlet fever etc which you
can only escape by keeping away
from those who have it This is not
true of the two most dreaded infec
tious diseasesconsumption and ty
phoid fever The parasites from a
patient must get into the system by
some medium of communication Pre
vent that and escape is sure But the
white blood corpuscles the serum of
the blood the saliva and the gastric
fluid all are enemies to disease germs
In strong robust bodies these allies
will destroy the wandering bacteria
as they enter the system That the
body may be robust sleep eight or
nine hours out of the twentyfour
stand and sit erect breathe with every
air cell of your lungs eat an abund
ance of wholesome food exercisein the
sun light and drink pure water be
fore breakfast at breakfast and
after breakfast Repeat the process
of drinking at the other meals Shun
tea coffee tobacco alcohol as you
shun morphine and strychnine When
some ill feeling or condition comes i
upon you which you do not under
stand at once consult a physician
Eternal vigilenceis the priceof health
but Jiealth is worth eternal vigilence
TimA NEWS WANT
< itl nytR TISEMENt
ItIt
Ancient Ink Better Than Our
The question of making durable Ink
perplexes the manufacturers of today
Observe closely any letter five or ten
years old and one will notice that ill
all probability the writing has faded
to a brown color and Is very Indis
tinct yjpo to any large museum and
there ill be seen ancient manuscripts
the writing of which Is as black and
distinct as if It had been done the day
daybefore
before yesterday
Feasted Two Days and Nights
Commander Peary and his party re
turning famished from their futile
dash for the pole In 1906 slaughtered
a herd of seven musk oxen on Hazen
Island off the extreme north of Green
Green
land For two days and nights there
after they crouched Inside their snow
huts eating continuously and when
they had finished the pile of bones
outside was as high as a tall marta
chin i
The Highest Authorities J
A Kentucky physician after exten
sive experiments has written a paper
to show that whisky aggravates the
venom of snake bites This is test
mony from a high source and leaves
little to be done except to appeal the
case to the supreme experts in North
Carolina St Louis GlobeDemocrat
Old Thoughts May Be New
A thought Is often original though
you have uttered It a hundred times
It has come to you over a new route
by an express train of associations
Holmes
For Married Men v
Dont expect to have your own way
wayIn
In life You must yled onehalf at
least Let your wife nave her way
once In a while and experience a throb
iof generosity Exchange
Their Similarityow
uA rolling stone gathers no moss
remarked the proverb dispenser And
like the human high roller rejoined
the thoughtful thinker Uit also grafV
tat s downhill 4 Vv
As We Us It
Horace Money amasced eltlrtr I
lt tW 2l rules t 1

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