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Tribute to Lee.
(Lexington Herald).
Few appeals are taken from
he verdicts of time for the
judgments of.no tribunal aie
more just truth and immortali
ty are one. In that story human
-achievement that is yet to be
written, Lode, Marengo, Auster
litz and the Pyramids will take
their place beside those of Fred-
ericksburg, Petersburg, Spotts-
ylvania and the Wildernesses,
mdimmed by a Waterloo, and
unmarred by a St. Helena
Millions of pilgrims may visit-
the shrine of that restless pro
duct of chance and Fate, whose
mortal remains lie entombed be
side the Seine, but it is Lee that
will ever wear in the Hall of
Fame that sword which his mag
nanimous conqueror refused at
Today there are millions in
whose hearts his memory has
.been enshrined that will pay
'loving tribute to his great name,
in remembering the anniversary
-of that day that gave him birth.
'That four years which gave im
perishable fame, were not years
-of victory only. When the odds
-of battle during the first half of
that struggle were less unequal,
yet for inferior to his opponents,
.he showed that genius which
gave his name to the military
rolls of history, but it was the
closing years of unequal combat,
when every resource of the peo
ple he loved had been exhausted,
and the ranks of his unfed and
ill-equipped army had been re
duced in numbers, that he gave
.his name and fame to the ages.
When the crest line had been
reached, and his gallant troops
.were forced back from Gettys
burg to their former position,
sick of heart and sick of body,
he poured out his great soul in a
ietter of resignation in which he
took to himself all the blame for
his defeat and gave to his gallant
generals all the praise for his
victories. For this letter there
will be found no parallel, save it
may be in the generous response
of President Davis.
In the centuries to come the
-names of those who gave him
loyal support may fade into
-oblivion, as have the generals of
Alexander and Caesar, and as
now fading those of Napoleon,
tout his will grow with the ages,
and be perpetuated long after
the events of that great conflict
itself have passed away.
.Hot For The Fellow
Who Starts
"Trer.ton,N. J. Jan. 19. President-elect
Wilson said' today
with reference to his reecnt
"I stand pat," adding later,
"I have given no consideration
'to the reports of Wall street dis
satisfaction with my remarks"
There was a good deal of pan
ic talk about the State House
during the day that might be
characterized as "amused com
;ment." Senator-elect Ollie James of
JKentucky and Senator Thomas
J?. Gore of Oklahoma don't think
thre is going to be any panic.
But if there is, Mr James thinks
one knows what will nappen.
.Directly after he had conferred
with -the Govenor, 'though he
made it plain that he was not di-
vulging what had been discussed,
he announced flatly that in the
-case of panic the Democrats in
Congress would appoint an. in
vestigating committee which
would learn who was responsi
ble and deal with that individu
Ever since the Governor made
his speech in Chicago letters and
telegrams have been pouring in
upon him. A number of these
have contained denunciations,
while scores have counselled less
outspoken utteaances.
There were no fewer than 3,
000 letters awaiting Gov. Wilson
on his return from Chicago. He
has not seen all of these and
there is no way of knowing how
many of them referred to the
speech, either in laudatory or
other terms. After the Trenton
speech la3t Monday another ex
tremely large batch of mail was
John W. Williams of New
York City i s not personally
known to Gov. Wilson, so far as
the Governor can recall. Never
theless Mr. Williams took it upon
himself to send the Governor the
following telegram:
"Don't be such a fool. Use
your brains and keep your
mouth shut. Don't be a silly ass
and make the whole country
ashamed of you."
Gov. Wilson himself made
this telegram and in doing so he
"I want this made public be
cause I want the country to
know that I get that sort .of crit
icsm from New York and I want
the country to know that the tel
egram was transmitted by the
Po3tal Telegraph Company."
At the time this was all the
Governor would say except, "I
stand pat." When asked later
in the day about the effect his
recent speeches have had, be
said; "I have given no consider
ation to the matter."
"means what he says."
But Joseph Tumulty, the Gov
ernor's secretary, made a state
ment early in the day which re
flected the Governor's views, for
Mr. Tumulty showed it to him
before issueing it for publication
Th statement read:
"Attempts are being made to
make an issue of Gov. Wilson's
speech at Chicago. This is no
thing less than amusing. Gov.
Wilson's attitude on business and
its relations to the Government,
as expressed in his several
speeches since election, 'is, as any
well informed person m the
country would testify, exactly
the same as his attitude before
his lomination and bpfore his
"Every word that Gov. Wilson
has uttered is in complete har
mony with the principles to
which he has strictly adhered
throughout his public career.
"If there is any surprise at
this attitude it can be manifest
only by those who fail to realize
that the country has elected to
the Presidency an honest and
fearless man who means exact
ly what he says."
The President-elect had three
callers of national importance.
They were Senator-elect James,
Senator Gore and Senator Stone,
of Missouri.
Special Offer.
During the month of January and
February we will . furnish the daily
Courier-Journal one year 83.00 the re
gular price is 86.00. Six months,81.75:
three months, $1.00. Remember that
this holds good only during- the
, months of January and February. .
Getting (Even.
A Warrensburg man who has
been missing meat from his
smokehouse all fall and suspect
ed one of his neighbors, set a
trap by killing an old family dog
and dressing the carcass to re
semble mutton. Sure enough, it
was stolen at night, and next
day about breakfast time, drop
ping in on the suspects, he found
them devouring the "sheep."
Being invited to take "pot luck,"
he declined, saying he had just
had breakfast, and then told
them of the joke he had played
on "somebody." The family
listened without a smile and then
made an excuse to go out the
back door. As the visitor left
he heard voices out in the back
yard saying something that
sounded like "New York." Ex.
Where They Should Go.
Singers to Alto, Ga.
Bakers to Cakes, Pa.
Jewelers to (-rem, Ind.
Smokers to Weed, Cal.
Printers to Agate, Col.
The sleepy to Gap, Pa.
The idle to Rust, Minn.
Cranks to Peculiar, Mo.
Poets to Barnassus, Pa.
Deadheads to Gratis, 0.
Actors to Star City, Ark.
Perfumers to Aroma, 111.
Apiascists to Beeville, Ind.
Tramps to Grubtown, Pa.
Bankers to Deposit, N. Y.
Small men to Biggest. Ind.
Widows to Widows, Ind.
Brokers to Stockville, Nev.
Old maids to Antiquity, 0.
Lovers to Spoonville, Mich.
Hunters to Deer Trail, Col.
Young ladies to Bags, Va.
Hucksters to Yellville, Ark.
Cobblers to Shoe Heel, N. C.
Politicians to Buncombe, N. C.
The "hoys" to Midway, S. C.
Theosophi&ts to Mystic, Conn.
Topers to Brandy Station, Va.
Physicians to Doctortown, Ga.
Puzzle fiends to Riddletown,Ga
Drummers to Modest Town,Va
Druggists to Balsam Lake, Wis
Prohibitionists to Dry town, Cal
Political orators to Stumptown
Newly married couples to Bliss,
Mich. Ex.
Keep Posted.
Go to the office of your county
newspaper and hand its editor
a dollar more, if he asks it
and ask him to send you the
county paper for a year. Let us
see what you vill get in ex
change: Accounts of all trans
fers of property in the county;
improvements in roads, public
buildings and private property;
stock news and crop reports;
marriages, births, deaths of all
friends and relatives, leading
facts regarding State, National
and world happenings; somt
funny stories to lighten the day's
burdens; scientific and dairy
comment; historical articles;
pictures of prominent people;
perhaps a good story or two in
the course of a year, Where
else can you get so much for one
The editor may swoon, but he
will recover, if the teacher asks
him for somathing to do to help
make his paper a success. Per
haps there is nothing you can do
but the editor will appreciate
your offer of assistance. Per--haps
he will hand you a bundle
of paper, a few stamped envel
opes, and ask you to send in the
news from your neighborhood.
If he wishes this, do it and
consider that you have your re
ward in knowing that you are
fairly and wisely advertising
your district. Perhaps you will
be able to write a brief account
of some happening, or tell some
worth-while story, that the ed
itor will be glad to have. If so,
be glad to give it; but if he re
fuses such contributions, hold
him blameless. He, not you, is
the one who runs the business
and must succeed or fail accord
ing to his ability to please the
people and he knows what they
want and desire much better
than can you. One thing is cer
tain he will not print ill tem
pered comment, or unimportant
happenings, or silly nothings.
If you help him at all, give him
material that is worth while
material that you will not be
ashamed to sign your name to.
But first give him your dollar!
He can live without your person
al assistance but he must have
the financial support of his peo
ple if he serves them well.
Besides, had you ever thought
how much advertising he gives
the school affairs of the county?
Many columns from first to last,
are devoted to scools and school
affairs and many a complimen
tary notice is given of a teacher
who borrows hi neighbor's pa
per in order to enjoy the pleas
urable write-up. Quit this bor
rowing! Buy your own county
paper; your own educational pa
pers; your own books then you
mark them up, clip them, or oth
erwise use them for the best ad
vantage. Southern School Jour
nal. Hogwallow News,
Atlas Peck is on a trade for a
patent combination sausage
grinder and hand organ.
Yam Sims was seen at the
Dog Hili "church last Sunday.
He just went because Miss Flutie
Belcher was there.
Frisby Hancock's brother in
law died near Rye Straw Thurs
day and Frisby will drive his
black horse for a while.
As soon as the hen lays twice
more Miss Hostetter Hocks in
tends to go to Tickville on a
shopping expedition.
Jefferson Potlocks says some
men with their promises is like a
lot of fiddlers they are all time
tuning up but never play.
A traveling man was in town
selling safes, but none of the
merchants would buy one as he
did not bring one for them to
.sAs soon as Luke Matthewsla
moves out of his chair at the
postoffice the postmaster aims to
straighten things around for
The rats have carried off nearly
all of Tobe Mooeley's corn and
he said if he can find out which
one it was they wont eat any
more of it.
Tobe Mcseley took down his
front porch this week and stored
it away in the smokehouse, as
he will not want to use it any
this winter.
Washington Hocks is back at
home after a week's stay at the
moonshine still on musket ridge.
He reports a big time and will
be able to sit up in a fe v days.
Cricket Hicks, while going
along the road on Musket Ridge
the other day, was held up bv a
traveling photographer who took
his picture, but no other valu
ables. Miss Hostetter Hocks is pre
paring to sing at the entertain
ment at Bounding Billows Sat
urday night. She just sung
there a few week ago. Nobody
will go from this vicinity as
everybody knows her.
The old Miser went hickory
nut bunting Tuesday, and when
he got home he found that he
had brought along several
had worm holes in them.
took them back at once and got
good ones instead.
Sim Flinders fell through the
loft at the Hog Ford church Sun
day morning while preaching
was going on. He had gone to
the loft to hear the sermon
through a crack without having
to pay the preacher anything.
After a brief mental rest the
Wild Onion school teacher has
agaiu opened school and the
scholars are again learning fast.
Little Fidity Flinders who with
in the past few months has got
behind with her studies, has
caught up with the rest of the
class by tearing a few leaves
out of her book.
Slim Pickens took up several
of the old ones the other night
at the Postoffice by asking them
if they knew how a man looked
when he was asleep. No one
could answer the puzzling ques
tion, and then Slim told them
that a man didn't look at all
when he was asleep because he
had his eyes shut. Slim will be
trying to teach the Wild Onion
school next.
What Caesar Did for Good Roads.
When Caesar took an easward
And grabbled the Gauls for
What was the first thing that he
To make them feel at home.
Did he increase the people,s load,
And Liberty forbid?
No, he dug in and built good
That's what old Caesar did.
Did Caesar put the iron heel
Upon the foreman's breast?
Or did he try to make them feel,
That Roman rule was best.
What did he do to make them
glad -
He'd come their midst amid?
He built good roads in place of
That's 'vliat old Caesar did.
He built yood roads. from hill to
. Good roads from vale to vale;
He ran a good roads movement,
Till old Rome got all the kale.
He told the folks to buy at
Build roads their hills amid;
Until all roadsJed unto Rome.
That's what old Caesar did.
If any men would make their
The center of the map;
Where folks would come and
settle down.
And live in plenty's lap
If any town its own abodes'
Of poverty would rid;
Let it get out and build good
Just like old Caesar did E.
Town News.
I keep on hands a full stock of
coffins and caskets, also robes;
hearses. Prompt service night or day.
! Phone 29.
45-1 yr J. F. Triptett,
Columbia, Kj.
The Popular Vote.
The common belief that the
presidential vote in 1912 was
less than the presidential vote in
1908 is incorrect. According to
the official figures compiled for
the World almanac the total vote
this year was 15,033,069, as
against 14.SS8.442 four years
ago, an increase of 145,227.
But only the socialists profited
from this larger vote. They
alone made gains, and very sig
nificant gains. Debs vote in
1908 was 420,793; in lgl2 it was
900,672, an increase of more
than 100 per cent.
As for the Democrats, Wilson
polled a total of 6,293,454, as
against Bryan's total of 6,499,
104 in 190-, a decrease of 11-V
650. Stranger still, the total
vote cast for Taft and Roosevelt
was less than the total Republi
can vote in 1908. Taft's 1912
vote was 3,484,950 and Roose
velt's was 4,119,538, Together
they polled 7,504,518, which falls
74,390 under Taft's total of 7,
878,908 four years ago.
Even the Prohibtionists suffer
ed from apathy. Their vote in
November was only 206,275 com
pared with 253,800. This loss of
47,565 is nearly one-fifth of the
It is a curious fact that- with
the exception of New Hampshire
all the New England states cast
more votes in 1912 than in 1908.
The middle states of New York,
New Jersey and Pennsylvania
cast fewer votes in 1912 than in
1908. Ohio Indiana, Illinois,
Wisconsin, Nebraska and Iowa
also took less interest in the 1912
campaign than in the I90S cam
paign The same is true of the
border states, Kentucky, Tennes
see and Missouri.
There's no uniform rule apply
ing to the south. Alabama, for
example, cast more votes than in
190S and Georgia cast fewer
votes, Texas showed a large in
crease, while South Carolina a
large decrease, while Virginia's
slump was exactly 70 votes and
Oklahoma's was 839.
The mountain states showed
an increase. Coloredo, Utah,
Wyoming. Montana and Idaho
cast more votes than they did in
1908. By reason of woman's
suffrage, Colifornia's vote should
have doubled, but her 1912 vote
was only 673,527, as against 386,
597 in 1908. Apparently nearly
100,000 qualified citizens of Cali
fornia remained away from the
The most significant fact in all
these returns is the increase and
distribution of the socialist vote.
It is not a sectional votes, for
the banner socialist states in
this election, were Ohio, Pennsyl
vania, Illinois, California, New
York, Oklahoma, Washington,
Indiana, Wisconsin and Missouri
in the order named, while in
Idaho more than 10 per cent of
the total vote was socialist.
This is something for Democrats
and Republicans alike to think
about seriously.
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