LIFE Hi WORKS
NATION'S MEN OF WORTH
IN TRIBUTE TO ABRA
PRESIDENT MAKES ADDRESS
Qualities and Deeds of the Great Pres
ident Set Forth by the Chief Exec
utive In Impressive Speech Im
mense Concourse Gathered to Wit
ness Exercises In' Connection with
Laying of Corner Stone of Memo
Hodgenvtlle, Ky. The corner stone
of the splendid memorial to be erected
to the memory of Abraham Lincoln
was laid by President Hoosevelt. The
exercises were participated In by many
of the nation's leading men, Cardinal
Gibbons and ex-Gov. Folk of Missouri
being among those who made ad
dresses. From nil points, by train and over
roads not particularly smooth at this
.season of the year, the people gathered
to the exercises. A building four
times the size of the tent provided
could not have accommodated the
The corner stone of the Memorial
hall was laid by President Roosevelt.
In an impressive address the chief ex
ecutive eulogized the life and work of
the great statesman. lie spoke as fol
lows: "Wo liavo mot here to celebrate the one
hundredth anniversary ot the birth of
one of the two greatest Americans; of
one of the two or three greatest men of
the nineteenth century; of one ot the
greatest men In the world's history. This
rail splitter, this boy who passed his un-
qunlltlcs which rendered onch able to
render scrvlco to his nation and to nM
mankind such ns no other man of his
generation cotdd or did render. Each had
lofty Ideals, but each In Btrlvlng to attain
those lofty Ideals was guided by tho
soundest common sense. Kach possessed
Indexible courage In adversity, and a soul
wholly unspoiled by prosperity. Kach
possessed all the gentler virtues common
ly exhibited by good men who Inck rug
ged strength of character. Kach pos
sessed also all the strong qualities com
monly exhibited by those lowering mas
ters of mankind who hava too ofton
shown themselves devoid of so much ns
tho understanding of tho words by which
wo signify tho qualities of duty, ot
mercy, ot devotion to the right, of lofty
disinterestedness In battling for the good
of others. There have been other men
ns great and other men ns good; but In
all tho history of mankind there are no
other two great men as good as these,
no other two good men ns great. v iae
ly though the problems of to-day dlffor
from the problems set for solution to
Washington when he founded this nation,
to Lincoln when ho saved It and freed
the slave, yet the qualities they showed
In meeting these problems are exactly
the siiini! us those wc should show In
doing our work to-day.
Lessons from Lincoln's Life.
"Wo of this day must try to solve
many social and Industrial problems,
requiring to nn especial degree the
combination of Indomitable resolution
with cool-headed sanity. Wo can profit
by the way In which Lincoln used both
these traits ns ho strove for reform. Wo
can learn much ot value from the very
attacks which following that courso
brought upon his head, uttacks alike by
tho extremists of revolution and by tho
extremists of reaction. Ho never wav
ered In devotion to his principles. In his
love for tlie union, and in his abhor
rence of slavery. Timid and lukewarm
people worn always denouncing him be
cause he was extreme; but as a matter
ot fact he never went to extremes, ho
worked step by step; and because of this
tho extremists hated nnd denounced him
with a fervor which now seems to us fan
tastic In its deification of tho unreal and
tho Impossible. At tho very thno when
one side was holding him up as tho
apostlo of social revolution because he
was against slavery, the leading nbo
lltlonlst denounced him as the "slave
hound of Illinois." When ho was the sec
ond time candidate for president, the ma
jority of his opponents attacked him be
cause of what they termed ids extreme
radicalism, while a minority threatened
to bolt his nomination because he was nut
radical enough. He hud continually to
check those who wished to go forward
too fast, at the very time that he over
rode the opposition of those who wished
not to go forward at all. The goal was
rtO MEASURES OVERSHADOW
ALL OTHER BUSINESS OF
State-Wide County Supervision
Public Schools Has Immense
Army of Supporters
Would Uniform Lobbyists.
Jerforson City. Senator Brogan ol
St. LouIb 13 determined tho lobbyists
who visit the Missouri legislature Bhall
innko their presence known, and so
plainly that a child may read It. He
introduced a bill In the senate which
adds an amendment to the law requir
ing lobbyists to register In a book
lcept by tho secretary of state and set
forth what business they liavo In ap
peering before tho general assembly.
The nmendmenadds this to the act a
a new section: "Every person em
ployed for a pecuniary consideration
to act as legislative agent or counse
shall wear a uniform cap and badgo,
to be designated by the secretory of
state. Said badgo and cap shall con
tain the Initials of the leglBlativo
ngent and the name of the Individual
corporation or association by whom
he Is employed to oppose or promote
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Jefferson City. It Is a pretty close
race up to date between the Prohi
bitionists and those who favor state
wide county supervision of public
schools as to which can furnish the
most petitions to the legislature.
Since the senate commenced regular
business quite as much time has been
taken up In the presentation of these
petitions as in the transaction of all
other business combined.
County supervision of the public
schools is just about as old an Issue
In Missouri as is constitutional prohi
bition. Hoth have been before the
legislature for two decades, and both
have made some headway.
Under existing laws, any county
that desires supervision can have It.
Perhaps 25 counties in the state have
adopted It, or about on"-third as many
as have adopted local option. Tho
school teachers, with one accord, fa
for slate-wide supervision of the pub
lice schools, and it looks very very
now as if they will win their long light
at the present session.
There is a general opinion prevalent
here that the house will pass a con
stitutional prohibition amendment bill
and that the big fight will be made
In the senate.
The vole may be very nose in the
senate, but the general opinion now
is that there will be enough opposition
to the measure to defeat it with a
bill something along the line of one
Senator Humphreys of Shelby Is pre
paring. This provides for statutory prohibi
tion in place of constitutional prohibi
tion, so that In the event the Hum
phreys bill becomes a law, and the
people have tried statutory prohibi
tion for two years, they can take
stock and ligure definitely on the re
Health Bills Introduced.
Jefferson City Senator Alice of
Miller, who Is president or the State
Medical association, introduced live
bills In the senate, all recommended
by the state board of health. Ono
makes provision for gathering, under
direction of the board, vital and mortu
ary statistics and providing for State
wide registration of births nnd deaths.
Another measure gives the board pow
er to send for persons and papers and
administer oaths in conducting inves
tigations. A third empowers the board
to make regulations for the shipment
of the bodies of those who die of con
tagious diseases. Another bill re
quires burial insurance companies to
give bond for compliance with their
contracts, and the fifth specifies the
qualifications of embalmers, under
rules to be fixed by the board.
of the California 1'ig Syrup Co. and thi
scientific attainments of its chemists liavi
rendered possible the production of Syrut
of Figs ami Elixir of Senna, in all of iti
excellence, by obtaining tho pure medic
inal principles of plants known to act most
beneficially and combining them mosl
skillfully, in the right proportions, with
its wholesome and refreshing Syrup ol
As there is only ono genuine Syrup ol
Figs and Elixir of Senna and as tho gen
uine is manufactured by an original
method known to the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, it is always necessary to buy thi
genuine to get its beneficial effects.
A knowledge of the above facts cnablci
one to decline imitations or to return thera
if, upon viewing the package, the full name
of the California Fig Syrup Co. is not found
printed on the front thereof.
YOUTHFUL MIND AT WORK.
He Would Stop Sunday Work.
Jefferson City. Sunday work Is pro
hibited in a bill introduced- in the
house by Mr. Wahlbrink of St. Louis.
It reads: "Every person who shall
cither labor himself or compel or per
mit his apprentice, servant or any
other person under his charge or con
trol to labor or perform any work oth
er than the household duties of dally
necessity, or other works of neces
sity, charity, public convenience or
accommodation, or who shall be guilty
of hunting game or shooting on the
first day of the week, commonly called
Sunday, shall be deemed guilty of a
misdemeanor and fined not exceeding
$50." Under the provisions of this
hill only fishing, ns one lawbreaker
puts It, Is permitted on the Sabbath.
Deduction Mother MU6t Have Fcund
Somewhat Hard to Combat.
Miss Marjorle. aged five years, is
one of those bright children who mako
the lives of their parents and teach
ers a burden. Quite recently she paid
her first visit to a kindergarten. Upon
her return home she grew enthusi
astic, begging her mother to allow
her to attend the school regularly.
"It was so very nice!" she declared
sweetly. "And the teacher, Miss Lee.
Is so very nice, too! She told me If
I was a good little girl I would grow
up into a pretty lady, but If I was
naughty I would grow up an ugly
"That is quite true, dear," her moth
er answered with a smile.
Silently Miss Marjorie regarded the
fire of pine logs. Presently she hurst
out: "Then what a naughty, naughty
little girl Miss Lee must have been."
BRINGING HIM OUT.
galnly youth In tho dire poverty of the
poorest of the frontier folk, whoso rise
was by weary and painful labor, lived to
lead his people through the burning
Humes of a struggle from which thu na
tion emerged, purified us by lire, born
anew to a loftier life. After long years
of Iron effort, and of fullure that cume
more often thnn victory, ho at last rose
to tho leadership of tho republic at tho
moment when that leadership had become
the stupendous world-task of tho time,
Ho grew to know greatness, but never
ease. Success camo to him, but never
happiness, savo that which springs from
doing well a painful and a vital task.
Power was his, but not pleasure. Tho
furrows deepened on his brow, but his
eyes were undimnied by either hnto or
fear. Ills gaunt shoulders were bowed,
but his steel thews never fullered ns ho
bore for a burden tho destinies of his
people. His great and tender heart
shrank from giving pain; and tho tusk
allotted him was to pour out Ilko water
tho life-blood of tho young men, and to
feel In his every fiber tho sorrow of tho
women. Disaster saddened but never dls
innycd him. A'l tho roil years of war
wont by they found him over doing his
duty In tho present, even facing thu fu
ture with fearless front, high of heart,
nnd dauntless ot soul. Unbroken by ha
tred, unshaken by scorn, ho worked nnd
mirrored Tor tho people. Triumph was his
nt tho last: and barely hud ho tasted It
before murder found him, and tho kind
ly, patient, fearless eyes were closed for
ever. Washington and Lincoln.
"As a pcoplo wo uro Indeed beyond
measure fortunate In tho churacturs of
tho two greatest of our puldiu men,
Washington find Lincoln. Widely though
they differed In externals, the Virginia
landed gentleiuun and tho Kentucky
backwoodsman, they wero alllto In es
6eiitiati they were alike In the great
never dim before his vision; but he picked
Ids way cautiously, without cither hult or
hurry, as he strode toward It, through
such a morass of dlfllculty that no man
of less courage would have attempted it,
while It would surely liavo overwhelmed
any mun of Judgment lefes serene,
Strong Sense of Justice,
"Ho lived in days that were groat and
terrible, when brother fought against
brother f'jr whnt each sincerely deemed
to he tho right. In a contest so grim
tho strong men who alone cun carry It
through arc rnrely nblo to do Justice
to tho deep convictions ot thoso with
whom they grapple In mortal strife. At
such times men sec through a glass dark
ly; to only tho rarest and loftiest spirits
Is vouchsafed that clear vision which
gradually comes to all, even to tho lesser,
as the strugglo fades Into distance, and
wounds aro forgotten, and peace creeps
back to the hearts that wore hurt. Hut
Lincoln was given this supremo vision.
Ho did not hato the- man from whom ho
dllToreil. Weakness was ns foreign as
wicked to his strong, gentle nature; but
his counigo was or a quality so high
that It needed no bolstering of dark pas
sion. Ho saw clearly that the same
high qualities, tho same courage, and
willingness for neir-saerlflce, nnd devo
tion to the right as It was given them to
seo the right, belonged both to the men
or the uoi Hi nnd to the men of tho south.
Ah tho years roll by, mid us all or us,
wnerever wo uwell, grow to feel an
equal pride In tho valor and self-devotion,
nlllto of thu men who wore tho bluo
and tho men who wore the gray, bo this
whole nation will grow to feel n peculiar
sense of prldo In tho mightiest of tho
mighty men who mastered tho m,';hty
days; tho lover or his country ami of all
mankind; tho man whoso blood was shed
for the union of his people, and for tho
freedom of a race, Abraham Lincoln."
Bills Introduced in the House.
Among the bills introduced were :ie
Hy Mr. Muir: Providing for a state
printing plant within the penitentiary
and the employment of convicts to do
the stale printing, creating a printing
commission to be composed of the
lieutenant governor, secretary of
stale superintendent of public schools,
Hy Mr. Shy: Destruction of wolves.
Hy Mr. Hesseltlne: Creating a state
board of optical examiners.
lly Mr. Walton: Making the carry
ing of concealed weapons a felony
punishable by a penitentiary term of
from two years to five years.
Hy .Mr. Wahlbrink: Making hunt
ing on Sunday or the performance of
labor other thnn that of household
necessity a misdemeanor punishable
by a line of $50.
Hy Mr. Fforlstel: Appropriating
$2000 for the relief of Frank C. Miller
of St. Louis, a late member of the
First regiment National Guard of Mis
souri, who was killed on duty at
Camp Folk. Luke Contrary, near St.
Joseph; also a joint and concurrent
resolution providing for the pension
ing of police officers.
By. UeproHentatlvo Kimrey: Provid
ing that when two ballots bearing the
eame number snail ue louuu in iu
ballot boxes both shall bo counted
there is no evidence of fraud.
lly Mr. Taylor; That telephone
rates between C p, in. and 0 a. in,
shall not exceed by one-half the rate
charged between 0 n in. and t! p. in.
Penalty for violation to ho $200, half
to tho plaintiff and half to the school
By. Mr. Barker: Privileging women
to vote and to bo voted for at school
By Mr. Barker: Providing that tho
minimum salary for school-teachers
shall not be below 540.
Lloyd to Lead on Floor.
Jefferson City. With the Demo
cratic leadership in tho house of rep
resentatives settled, the Republicans
ure turning to Hiram Lloyd of St.
Louis as their representative on the
lloor. During the absence of Lloyd
in St. Louis, and while the Democrats
were stirred up over the committee
arrangements, there was considerable
dissatisfaction expressed by the Re
publicans. But the return of Lloyd, who is the
caucus chairman of the Republicans
and Ilor leader by virtue of the fact,
has kept down the talk of opposition
and factional fight.
Asker How Is It you never speak
to Dufily? I'm sure he's a diamond in
Miss Trlmm Yes; I think so, too
that's why I'm cutting him.
Cuts Pullman Car Charges.
A bill to regulate Pullman car
charges was introduced by Represent
ative Hicks and proposes the follow
Day rate Less than 100 miles, 25
cents; 100 miles to 200 miles, 50
cents; 200 to 400 miles, 75 cents.
Berth, lowei 150 miles, ?1; 150 to 300
miles. $1.25; 300 to 100 miles, $1.50.
Upper berths, not to exceed by two
thirds rate for a lower berth, and ap
ply to one ov two persons. Charges
in' tourist cars aro not to exceed 50
per cent of the schedule for standard
Easy Come, Easy Go.
A passerby at Broad and Lombard
streets In Philadelphia once heard
the following dialogue between a la
borer who was digging in a sewer and
a stout, beaming lady with a capacious
market basket on her arm:
"Ah, good marnin' to you, Pat," said
she leaning over and looking Into th
pit. "And what aro you doin'?"
"Good marnin', Bridget," ho replied,
looking up. "I'm a-earnin' alimony for
yees. And what are you doin'?"
"Sure. I'm n-spendin' it," replied
Bridget airily, as she trotted off.
A little fellow of five years fell and
cut his upper Up so bndly that a doc
tor hud to be summoned to sew up tho
wound. In her distress the mother
could not refrain from saying: "Oh.
doctor, 1 fear It will leave a disfigur
Tommy looked up Into her tearful
face, and said: "Never mind, mam
ma, my mustaclio will cover it."
Compels Election Judges to Serve.
Jefferson City A bill introduced in
the house by Representative Muir
seoka to mnko servico ns an election
Judge compulsory. The mensure pro
vides that "all persons duly appointed
under the laws as judges, either of a
primary or general election, may be
attached for nou-altendunce, and fined
by the court for contempt, In any sum
not exceeding $50."
To Investigate Penitentiary.
Jefferson City Under a resolution
Introduced by Soimtor McDavid, the
senate standing committee on peni
tentiary nnd reform schools was direct
ed to Investigate tho penitentiary with
reference to its sanitary conditions.
This action by Senator McDavid was
prompted by published reports show
luff the great number of convicts who
Bill to Give Women Ballot.
Jefferson City. Women will bo per
mitted to vole at school elections and
to be elected to scnoiu uuuiua u u
bill Introduced In tho house by Mr.
Barker of Macon county becomes a
law. The bill nlso provides for three
school directors for each school dis
trict. It will apply throughout the
For Voting Macnmes.
Representative Sherman Introduced
a bill providing for tho uso of voting
machines at election and tho creation
of a board of voting machine commis
sioners, to be composed of the secre
tary of state and two mechanical ox-
nortB. to be appointed by tho govern
or. tho experts to belong to opposing
are nfllieted with tuberculosis, about political parties, und to servo, a term
75 being afllicted. of four year-
Coffee to Postum.
The largo army of persons who have
found relief from many chronic ail
ments by changing from coffee to
Postum as a dally beverage, Is grow
ing each day.
It Is only a simple question of trying
It for oneself in order to know the joy
of leturnlng health as realized by au
Ills, young lady. Sho writes:
"I had been a coffeo drinker nearly
all my life und it affected my stomach
caused insomnia nnd 1 was seldom
without a headache. 1 had heard about
Poidutn and how beneficial It was, so
concluded to quit coffeo and try It.
"I was delighted with tho change
I can now sleep well and seldom over
have headache. My stomach has gotten
strong and I can eat without suffering
afterwards. I think my whole system
greatly benefited by Postum.
"My brother also suffered from stom
ach trouble while ho drank coffee, but
now, since using Postum ho feels so
much better ho would not go back ta
coffee for anything."
Nnmo given by Postum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich. Read "Tho Road to Well
vllle," In pkgs. "Thero's a Reason."
Uvtr rend tlie nbove Irtlrrf A nf
one uiiiii'iirN from lime to time. The
ure genuine, true, nud full uf buuina
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