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A Pleaisarit Prospect
Allover the land
With their wish
bones in hand
The children are
Wishing for
Joys old andnew
And its easy to see
Just how gay life
Wifl be
When all of those
Millions of wishes
tholeJ
Cone true
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The Child of the Year
1Said the Child to the youthful Tear
What hast thou In store for me
0 giver of beautiful gifts what cheer
I What Joy dost thou bring with thee
My seasons four shall bring
Their treasuresthe winters snows
The autumns store and the lowers of
I spring
And the summers perfect rose
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Ssineriistsric
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Happenings
of January r
The first month In the vcir has al
ways been a fateful ore In Enlph
hlstorr but it began most srecially to
be rerosnizetl as snh during the reign
of Charles L It was on January 4
1642 that the attetrpt was made to
thctenhhf
> f the month three years later Arch
bishop Land was be > eaded and Jan
uary 30 1G59 saw the kings own head
laid upon the block
There Is probably no act of parlla
ment which has arer been the cause
of such amazing dissensions and dis
cord as that whish brought about the
union between Great Britain and Ire
land This came utofarice upon Jan
uary 1 iSOlrJt was in the same
month that Richard Trevithick the
Cornish inventor perfected the first
steam locomotive which ever moved
upon an English road
The great William Pitt the most
able prime minister
who ever con
trolled the destinies of the kingdom
1783b
and died in January 1806 His great
rival Charles James Fox born In Jan
st
sixmonths
months
monthsOne
One of the greatest boons that a na
tion ever received from its govern
ment was conferred upon Great Britain
penuyt
postage Adhesive stamps had been
invented by Mr James Chalmers of
Dundee six years previously and
these superseded Mulreadys envelope
envelopelater
yearn
January has for a long time past
been a very notable month in the his
histcry
January 25 1858 the Princess Royal
was married to Prince Frederick Wil
liam of Prussia The German kaiser
was born in January 1S59
Prince Henry of Battenbergs death
t occurred on January 20 1896 and the
duke of Tecks life came to an end on
the twentyfirst of the month 1900
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All these and More oho Ibsthlne >
Dear Child but the last ahd best
Thyself must ear J y a strife divine
r If thou wouldat be truly blest
giftTIs
brightA
A peace of mind which the soul can lift
liftTo
Celia Thaxter
One year later on January 22 1901
came the end of the most famous reign
QueenVictoria
Victoria died at 6J30 on the fateful
evening
In northern latitudes no nation
fights in winter if it can possibly be
avoided and yet January has seen
some of the toughest struggles of mod
ern war January 1871 holds the rec
ord for fierce J htlng During that
month there were no fewer than six
terrific battles between the French
and the Germans The last was Gen
Trochus grand sortie from Paris
which ended in his defeat and in the
extinction of the last hopes of Paris
and her citizens I
A Resolution
I I for I 1
New Years
I The noblest resolution that any citi
zen could make for the new year
I
would be the resolution to live more
faithfully by the golden rule that sub
lime principle of conduct for this
world and for all worlds Failure to
live by this law causes the chief sot
rows and collision among men say t
Edwin Markham im Success
Let each earnest laaa search into
his words and watt determined to
I find the special manner IB which be
breaks 4he gald H ftaor bla apeclal
habit that works injustice or uibappl
ness in his shop his office his home
his city He will find perhaps that
In the shop he is in the habit of mis
placing tools and this hinders the
work of his comrades that in the of
hatf e
in keeping appointments and thus
steals other peoples time that in the
club he is in the habit of belittling
worthy competitors and thus Joins the
gang of thieves who steal reputations f
that in the home he is In the habit of
monopolizing the conversation and
thus fails to draw out the powers df
others that in the city he is in the
habit of spitting on the sidewalk and
thus spoils the comfort of his towns
men that in business he is in the
habit of misrepresenting his goods
and thus robs under the coyer of cus
cuetom
THE RAILROAD BOYS
By W M Owens >
Of late I am working under different ment
And for a Company known asth eLN
There is MariS and Lemons at the head of affairs
affairsflits
Mr Mans is good and true to his trust
And with the employes tries to be just
Lemons is lively and full of fun <
And tries to have
a good time with every one >
When you go up stair who do you meet
Billie Sams and Drummond Pete
They are both good men I will veotureto say
gBut Pete is contrary and wants his way J
Westerfield and Pupsy they work the first trick
Both are lively but Pups Y is s lick
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Bill Wright and Gregory they handle thetey > =
Success to them both they are good to raei
They know good language but handle slang x
This is the history of dispatchiugganfj yW j
So dispatching boys I will bid you adieu j
And will have some hjng to say to Charlie and llugh r
SAnd
And attends to exprees > he works hardo <
Hugh is assistant agent and works at night >
He handles the affairs and tries to do right <
There Is Qniggiiis and Donnelly they handle the 00 k er 1
And they seem as happy as they can be
Then there is Falin thePine Hill man
Who coppies as many orders as any oue can 5 iL
Then there is Lee ohnsona mighty QOdinaDi >
He comes at passenger train time to do what hecinl <
ThenI come last but not least as you see
But to save their lives they can t do without P <
I pick up papers and sweep the floor T < A
Arid wheelup coal tJntilI am sore < > I v
I make the fires and look after li2bti f
v And this bas to be done everynighi > I x >
4fNQw this is all I have to say > Vrv
1 will write some more some otherMpy t V
k riifcejjiy job and like etch crew s
But they find plenty for me to dp v
y So foodbye boys I will san mptc4 i =
For we areall as good friends aswe were2bcfure l
rz And tsbe good arid tour duties aU nd0 < >
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BROWN MEMORIAL SCHOOL
The open meeting of the Girls
Literary Society was held Tuesday
evening Dec 21st at the chapel
The following program was
renderedQuotations
Quotations Members of Society
Scripture reading Viola DeBord
Reading of Minutes Clyde Watson
Song Sweet Miss Mary Society
Book Review Dickens Christmas
Carol read by Miss Rae Hunt
Piano Solo Sadie Richards
Recitation Home Sweet Home
n Virginia Martin
< u Htitne Sweec Home
L puaua Whitehead Virginia j
Martin RelIrHiatt Bernice
Landram I
Original story A Christmas Sur
prise written by Blanche Cra wI
lor read by Louise McCoy
Recitation Kentucky Philosophy
PhilosophyKuthMullms
Ruth Mullins
Essay Women centuary ago and
today Frances Forbes
Piano Solo Anna Mae Miller
The Mouse Trap
Mrs Somtrs Sadie Richards
Mr Campbell John D Henderson
Mrs Kerwn Frances Forbes
Mrs Robert Anna May Miller
Mrs Miller Maud Fleener
Mrs Bemis Anna Davis
Jane The Maid Bernice Landrum
A large and appreciative a
diance seemed well pleased with
the way in which the young
women acquitted themselves
Wednesday afternoon a short
a ill utere ting program was
given consisting of Christmas
songs by the primary and inter
mediate childrenY
Solo A Letter to Santa Claus
I Raymond Myers
Two scenes from Kate Douglas
I Wiggins The Birds Christmas
I CarolThe
The following were the cast of
ii
i Carol Bird J Pattie Perkins
Unde jack = a Jesse Fish
Mrs Ruggles 35mma Hamm
Sarah Maud Gladys Kirby
Peter Earnest Smith
Susan Martha Sparks
Kittie Jennie Morrow Miller
Peoria Margarete Welch
Landrumg
Clem Will Thompson
Landrumi
Larry Clarence Thompson
This entertainment closed the
work of the fall term and teachers
and pupils are enjoyinga fortnights j
vacation All but six of the girls
have gone home and Misses Wiley
Keys and Waddell are spending the
holidays at their respective homes
The rest 6t the faculty are keeping
Christmas at Langdon Dormitory
Prospects for the winter term
which commences Wednesday
morning January fifth are most
encouraging An increased at
tendance is expected
All the cleaners are asked to I
report at the Brown Memorial
i school house Tuesday morning
January fourth at ten oclock
CATARRH CANNOT BE
CURED
with LOCAL APPLICATIONS as they
cannot reach the seat of the
disease and in order to cure it you
must take internal remedies
jaIls Catarrh Cure is taken
i internally anti acts directly on
the blood and mucous surfaces
Halls Catarrh Cure is not a quack
medicine It was prescribed by
one of the best physicians in i this
country for years and isa regular
prescription It is composed of
tbe best tonics known combined
with the best blood purifiers acting
directly on the mucous surfaces
The perfect combination of the
two ingredients is what produces
curingCatarrh
Catarrh ° Send for testimonials
free F L CHENEY Co Toledo O
Sold by Druggists price 750
Take Halls Family Pills for con
stipation
For sale or rent ene 7 rooom two
story dwelling on West Main St
Mt Vefnon Good property and
water handy J T MKADOWS
LOOKING ONES BEST
< Its i woman s delight to look
her belt but pimples skin eruption
sore g and boils rob life of joy
Listea 1 Bucklcna Arnica Salve
cures alien mkes the skin soft
and veltrtty It glorifies the ficev
Cures Pittpfcs t Sore F > S Cqld
Sore Cracked L Pr Capped
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Ii VOLUME XXIllMT VERNON ROQKCASTLE COttNTY KY FRIDAY DEC 31 1909 r NUMBER 14 II
t SAYS 19O9 TO 1 + 10 I
The Old PersonI wish you all
+ kinds of prosperity during your term
of office bub but I want to warn you
youthis
this years job is a fast life In just
youd
will be wearing a long gray beard
spectacles on your nose a seyen dol
lar black suit badly wrinkled weigh
u ear
< i the New
heari
v that asked the old clock in the cor
ner HereU Is a full hour after your
7 biwlirniei and yet you sitathere staring
i rJnto the fire
In front of the fire sat an old worn
fJ angray haired wrinkled feeble The
sY voice of the > clock did not disturb her
rybut as she watched the fitful flames
ti I 7 oneeould have read her thoughts
< iBut its excusable on this night
continued the clock in soft tones
+ r Heigho but its the last night of the
wef
f are done with 1909 You and I are
tofv
gether Lets see How many years
have I seen come and go Fortyex
jaeUy forty with this one Thats a long
M time long time A
i The woman rocked gently to and
fro and by and by the clock suddenly
called out
Y What tears in your eyes Come
now but thats no way to end the
t year We are thinking of the same
thing Yes he was a good and loving
husband and Ill say this for both of
you that I never heard an unpleasant
word between youIt is 12 years
0since he died I could only look into
his face as he lay on his dying bed
and if ever heaven sent its light to
lead a soulacYoss the dark valley it
rwas given to him I remember your
tears and moans and sobs and you
f prayed that death might come to you
as well
The wpman wped her tears and
there was a feeling of suffocation as
she let memory bring up the events
lEightniJ1etcn called the clock
clocafter I
r distinctly remember striking the last
hour of 1903 Let me see Some one
then wept with you at that bedside
There was a son and a daughter Ah
now I recall their faces their gentle
ways their loving words Two years
latter there was another deathbed
deathbediir
p allbearers as they carried the daugh
ters body out of the house It seems
asU the last blow must crush you
andi1 well remember saying to myself
myselff1i
youcr
The woman choked back her sobs
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about sixtyfive pounds and carry
Iabout
around one cf those glass thingum
r bobs they have In the kitchen to time
I the egg Boiling
And some will be sorry others glad
that you are then ready to be succeed
ed by another fat little Infant labeled
1911
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l1 u as 1t she were
I speaking the names of her dead ones
For many mi vcs her reverie wat
unbroken and sLe heard not the tick
I taok ticktack of the steady old
clock
1Nine teneleven suddenly
called the clock The sen Ah how
I
absentminded I have become Well
do I remember tl eday va woman with
a palo face and frightened eyes opened
the loorafi9nainea you a letter
which bore the irisigna ofdeath Yon
ope ° ed it with trembling fingers and
rest moment you were like one dyad
There were days and days when yon
hovered between life and death and t
for my part gave up all hopes Diet
in a foreign land buried amore
strangers over the sea It was a blow
aimed at a heart twice brpken
he woman covered her face am
moaned in anguish and the lock con
tinued
Dont grieve so the dead are at
rest forevermore Lifes mistakes ma
need to be washed ° avay with tear
but the dead reaped their reward yO
are old and poor and bralrefc but wh t
< an tell what new friends the rev
year may raise up for you 11 cauno
tell you Jo forget the pastfor a moth
ers heart ever goes out for her dead
out the new year may Lave more
sunshine Come now I am about t <
strike the old year out and the new
year in Let us greet the new with R
smile of welcome as I count ten
elev ntwelvea happy NeW Year
The woman did not move
Heigho called the clock We
I have left the old behind j
Her hands had dropped beside her
Dud her head had fallen
Dead clicked the clock as the
last faint echoes of his bell died away
Doings
It is said To be good is the way
tck
1Vharl
allt
would do the best thingl for them
selves if all realizefl = hafc the only
way to get out oflifeis tu put into
I it that the way to receive is tosgive
and the only way tfrbe helped is to
be helpful and the way to gain life ia
to lose It for others and the way to
go up is to go down for The meek
shall inherit the earth He that
humbleth himself shall bb exalted It
Is petty to live for self It is grand to
live for friends but tis glorious to
live for mankind and as one has
said The only way to work for God
is tow rk for man
r = Honored by Women VVjJI
When a woman speaks of her
silent secret suffering she
trusts you Millions have be
stowed this cllrtof confi
dence on Dr R V Pierce
of Buffalo N Y Every
where there are women who
whobear
working curing powcr of Dr
Piercec Favorite Prescription
which saves the suffering sex
irrm j labs and successfully
successfullyffgrnPPles
grapples with womans weak I
nesses and stubborn ills
IT MAKES WEAK WOflEN STRONG
IT HAKES SICK WOMEN WELL
No womans appeal was ever STRONGI
fidence misplaced when she wrote for advice to
the WORLDS DISPENSARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION Dr
R Y > PireeiEre8ident Buffalo N Y
r Mp T3Sfjfc tsstt PeuetnlnducamllJnatural bowel movement once a day
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The only witness you haveis the money > you save
A jierson able to earn money is with the Peoples
IBank also capable of saving a part of it
THfc 1 right way isto send or bring what money you j pTj > w
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can spare to the bank for safe keeping 1 wr
ir1 right time is when you get yqur pay forI V
your labor count out what you owe and
send balance to Peoples Bank rather than carry it < j
About with you and after havingstarted a bank ac
count you will feel far more independent for youiI
s will ibe able to meet future obligations and erner 1
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Our line of Couch Caskets
is unexcelled GasketsIII il
Handmade Cofimsfuraisliecl
HandHearse
Hearse sent to all parts of
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IlL All orders by Wire Promptly Filled i i
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UNDERTAKERS 3
FUNERAL DIRECTORS 3
DIRECTORSAfcD
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EMBALMERS 3
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COUCH METALIC CASKETS
5 Coffins and Robes 3
5 Licened Embalmer will have charge of that line of
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GEORGE OWENS Manager
E Office Mt Vernon Monumental Building a
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Aie the ones xhat buythe thing
they need at the time they need 1 fi
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f have every thing yon vv <
F8 fJ > f need way in v the Viz Drug 3 <
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j r fiches Perfumes Paints
and Oils Hot or cold So
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