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THE DEMOCRAT. Published every Thursday by GEORGE A ROBERT M. CRAWFORD. Entered at the Post ORlre, Mineral Point, Wis., as second class matter. Subscription, 51.35 per year in Advance THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 108. SILVER JUBILEE George 11. Legate Post Organized Twenty-five Years Ago. Geo. H. Legate Post No. 125, Dept. Wis., G. A. H. met in regular meet ing on Friday, Dec. 18. for the pur pose of celebrating the Silver Jubilee of the Post. The following comrades were present: Commander Shepard; Senior Vice Chas. Cox; Junior Vice W H. Whitford; Adjutant H. Pitts. Surgeon E G. Reynolds; Chaplain William Goad; Quartermaster J. A Ho are; Officer of the Day Geo. Jeuck; Officer of the Guard B. T. Prideaux; Serg : t Major Geo Nicholson; Geo. G. Cox, W. H. Bennett, J. B. Pri cleaux, J. C. Marlin, J. J. Heathcock, W. W. Williams, J. H. Tyack. Wm. Skinner. After transacting the routine busi ness the doors were thrown open when some forty odd members of the W. R. C. filed into the Hall. An interes ting program was carried out, con sisting of speaking by Commander S. E. Shepard, T. M. Priestley, W. H. Bennett, and J. C. Martin, inter spersed with music by the male quar tet, and vocal solo by Master Walter Horn, duetts by Gordon Shepard and Osborne Fox, accompanied by Wearne Harwick on violin, and selections by Prof. Alderson, and reading by Mrs. J, F. Hendra. A short history was given of Company I, Wis. Inf. flag presented the company, by J. B. Prideaux, the present custodian. The principal speaker of the evening was T. M. Priestley of this city, son of the late Capt. Thomas Priestley, who was the first Commander of the local Post. Upon taking the platform, Mr. Priestley said that since entering the hall he had been told by one of the members of the Post that, as said mem ber was passing a little grave at Gettysburg, he came across the resting place of three Mineral Point boys, who had given up their lives upon that bloody field. The speaker regarded this simple statement as more eloquent and more truly significant of the sentiment of the gathering than anything he could say. He then briefly stated the war rec ord of the city of Mineral Point, show ing that over 500 men went to the front from this city and vicinity. Geo. H. Legate Post was organized Dec. 20, 1888 with 28 charter members. There have been 137 musters and 45 deaths, the present membership being 58. Of the 28 charter members, 8 are now dead, 11 active in the Post and 4 re moved from the vicinity. Mr. Priestley spoke of the regard and affection he had always held for members of the G. A. R., and said that despite the fact that their organization was secret, they had been as unable to keep secret their good works in time of peace as they had their great deeds in the dark days when the very life of the nation was at stake. He then spoke of the lack of concep tion of the young people of today of what the struggle of 1801 to 1865 meant to members of the G. A. R. and to so ciety generally, and said it shocked the imagination to think of what might have been the results if the valor, self sacrifice and exalted patriotism of the union soldiers had been in vain and the secession had triumphed, for if the principle of secession had been estab lished by the war, the natural sequence would have been the division of our country into innumerable petty sov ereignties, until we should have rivalled the comic opera governments of some of the Central and South American states where revolutions, dictators, in demnities, foreign battleships and flee ing presidents follow one another across the stage of action in bewildering ra pidity, and an European Protectorate would have been the probable result of the chaos that would have followed. The changes that have come to Geo. | H. Legate Post in the past twenty-five ! years were then discussed and the use ! of the word “Boys” as applied to G. A. R. men was justified in the opinion of the speaker because statistics and au thentic history show that the war of the rebellion was fought and won by beard less boys and that it was as mere boys that they had won laurels as rich and a fame as lasting as ever came to vic torious soldiers. Concerning the personell of the G. A. R. he said: Your rolls are made up for the most part of the volunteer soldiery of America, and I speak to you in sim ple truth when I say that history has yet to present a more ; nspiring figure „han the American volunteer. From Bunker Hill to Santiago the pages of American history write large his eternal fame. With Jackson among the cotton bales at New Orleans, with Taylor at Monterey, with Sherman when he marched down from Atlanta to the sea. in that death grapple at Gettysburg, and on one hundred other battle fields; our citizen soldiery taught all the world me lesson that the safety and glory of this country rests not in a great standing army but iu the patriotic hearts of its common citizens who have learnt what liberty is and who have learnt to prize it more than they prize life itself. The American volunteer differs from the soldiers of any other time and any other race. I should not speak to you in candor if I said that I thought he was braver than the sol diers of other nations. I will never believe that simple valor is a pecul iarly American product. Bui the American volunteer does differ iu these respects: He has never gone forth to war for military conquest and glory alone and he has always known wbat he was fighting for. This love of military glory and conquest drove Napoleon and his soldiers on from victory to victory until it seemed as if the world was won and that the lillies of France should waive over all man kind; but the God ot battles did not deem it wise that one nation, one race or one man should rule other men. and the end of Napoleon’s and dreams was Waterloo and the lonely Island of St. Helena. When he fell the puppet thrones that he set up fell with him and no legacy has come from him and all his wars, glories and triumphs ex cept the weeping of women and the cries of children, whose natural pro tectors gave up their lives that his glory advanced. It was this same love of military glory and conquest which but tea short years ago set all of England’s power and might at the throats of the Dutch Republic, of South Africa, and the war that result ed shocked humanity in its cost in life and treasure. But the American vol unteer has never gone forth to battle for this mere love of conquest. His mission has always been constructive and not destructive. His has always been the spirit described by Kipling when that master singer wrote his poem called “Kitchener’s School” “ The American volunteer crushed human slavery upon this continent and when the work was done he went home and the change came. The fearless soldier became the fearless citizen. Great stateraan, diplomats and mas ters of government in Europe declared ihat it would be impossible to disband our numerous volunteer army in 1805, and that when we attempted it, the greatest disorders would follow, and that the republic would not survive it. But the American volunteer went back to his citizen's life again as simply and as quietly as any work man goes back home when his days work is done.” Mr. Priestley then spoke of the re cent war with Spain and its results, and closed with a promise to the G. A. R. that their worth and deeds would always be remembered and that the future was safe in the hands of the American Volunteer. PRACTICAL PREPARATION FOR A USEFUL VOCATION. A Sound Education Offered By The State. No occupation or profession gives opportunity to do genuine service for our state and nation than does the vocation of teaching. The earnest and worthy teacher can always count upon the respect, the confidence, and the good will of the best people of his district, for the influence of a strong school is quickly felt throughout the entire community. People gladly pay gooil wages to the trained teacher who has demonstrated his power to make a school that vitally touches the home life of the children and that makes them take civic interest and pride in the welfare of their town, village, or rural district. Wisconsin needs a far larger supply of trained teachers than the seven normal schools are now furnishing. The young men who have graduated from the Platleville State Normal during the past three years are now earning salaries ranging from six hundred to eleven hundred dollars per year, altho the majority of them started to work without previous ex perience; and the young women readi ly secure good places at an initial salary of from four to six hundred dollars. Two young women who graduated two years ago are now each earning more than a thousand a year. New classes will be formed at the opening of the second semester, Mon day, January 25. This is an excellent time for young men and women to j enter the school. Write today for further information. J W. Livingston, President. The First Sabbath School Began in “Sooty Alley.” “Bobby Wild Goose and his rag ged regiment” was the name hooted after Robert Raikes, the first modern Sunday-school advocate, and his scholars. The thoroughfare was “Sooty Alley,” and the scholars were the ragged boys who toiled in the pin factories of Gloucester, England. Robert Raikes paid Mrs. Brandon, a poor woman, one shilling each Sun day to teach the boys the Bible. That was in 1870 Four years later there were 250,000 boys and girls attending Sunday-school in the kingdom. To-day the Sunday-school hour in city or village, the civilized world over, resembles Lilliputian land on dress parade. Streets leading to churches are bonny with lads and lassies, not ragged, but dressed in their best, going happily to hear the wond'rous story. Thousands now do the work Robert Raikes started. One of the greatest factors in devel oping the Sunday-school in America is the Sunday-School Union. Mr. E. P Bancroft is the present secretary. This organization has been laboring in the field for nicety-one years. Last year it established ISTS new Sunday schools in destitute places and reor ganized 724, a total of 2 602 set in op ; eration, with 102.054 members. The society employed 297 missionaries. It received 8215.613 and spent $206,017. Besides the work of this organization, each denomination has its own missi onaries in the field recruling for its Sunday-schools —“How 100 Sunday- Schools Have Succeeded,” in the Jan uary Delineator. LF you have aeything to Duy or sell, a little want advertisement in the Democrat will I satisfy you. IOWA COUNTY DEMOCRAT: MINERAL POINT, WIS., DECEMBER 24, 1908. Be All Honest. Milwaukee Journal: There is often too wide a latitude given to mental reservations, too much sophistical justification of the “white lie.” It is pleasant to make agreeable state ments, but they should not be untruth ful. A person can usually avoid the expression of disagreeable, unkind or brutal truths, but if one is obliged to give an opinion, let it be an honest one and, if likely to hurt the feelings of another let it be put in as kindly, considerate words as possible One way to be sincere and at the same time kindly is to cultivate kindly feel ing toward all and to consider all the circumstances in judging the conduct of others. It 's often difficult to decide when one is justified in swerving from the exact truth. Some have a tendency to say the agreeable it is che easiest thing to say. Better to keep silence than to be insincere. Honesty is demanded everywhere There was never a time when honesty in politics was more needed than now when “graft” is a colloquial byword and falsehood a trite term of reproach. Honesty is wanted in business, too, for those who hold that business hon esty is only that which the law com pels have aJready brought shame up on business. He who is honest, matter what his status or calling, keeps the spirit of the law and not the letter only. Watch yourself to see that you form habits of honesty in thought and in act. Make integrity an inherent trait in your character. Be honest, honest with yourself and with others. It is the one need of our country above all other needs —honesty both in public and private life. The Country Life Commission. The Wisconsin hearing of the Country Life Commission held at the University of Wisconsin College of Agriculture was pronounced by Chairman L. H. Bailey as one of the most enthusiastic and helpful that the Commission has yet held. During the two sessions pointed talks were given by 7 those most familar with rural lifo in the state, showing the needs of the Manger’s Mol it! ay A nnc nice men t. Christmas Shoppers will find it a pleasure in making 1 their selections at our store from the largest line of Watches, Jewelry, Silverware and Novelties ever assembled in this city. 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Hoard summed up the need of better education in rural schools, stating that the entire prob lem in rural improvement, both econ omic and social, hinged upon this question. President Van Hise of the university emphasized the need of or ganized social improvement in the country, and State Supt. C. P. Cary reviewed progress iu Wisconsin in teaching agriculture in the rural schools, and urged the need of teach ers better trained in the elements of agriculture. Miss L. E. Stearns of the Free Library Commission gave in teresting testimony on the helpful in fluence of women’s clubs throughout the state, and urged the commission to ask for belter roads and unlimited parcel posts. A number of farmers and representative of state granges al so spoke. In summing up the evidence, Mr. Bailey said he gathered that Wiscon sin favored improvement of roads with federal aid, parcels post, postal savings banks, and improved rural delivery service. 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