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MARBLE HILL PRESS
HILL & CHANDLER, Publishers.
Every pom known to the lapidary
I at been found in the United States.
Berlin Is to set- an American musi
cal comedy for the first time. Never
feur lr.it that It will get the habit.
It rpprars that some of the' food
preservatives cease to do much active
preserving when they come in contact
with the internal economy of the sons
In Germany changes costing $12".
f'OO have been ordered in a coal mine
to make It s-ife for the miners, an ac
tion well calculated to mak-. vested
rights throw a fit.
A St. I.euis poet comTuitted suicide
I ecause he discovered that the world
had places only for men of action anil
tiot for dreamers. He ought to hae
pi von action a trial.
A man who is 1 on yea-s of fr-e re
cently climbed a T.iien fu(,t mourt.rn in
Switzerland. If is the men who are
nearing the century mark who are do
ink the real stunts these days.
A man in New York got married in
order to escape a sentence in SI:x
Sins. He was cortainlv in a tl -lit i
and time alone can tell whether 1"'
chose (lie wiser course or not.
A Boston waitress lias Inherited
$200,010. Doubtless many of the men
who used to reeuest her to bth:g on
their h"ans nnd he quick about it now
wish they had known she was going to
A western physician claims to have
discovered a new perm in milk, flood '
We were beginning to pet tired of
hearing about the old on s. and since
the price wert tin we felt entitled to
The women of Japan are sharing In
the advance of progressive ideas with
the men. That is the reason why the
ration Is so far ahead in its progress
of other oriental nations. They are
bringing progress info the very foun
dation of the nation the homo.
A Washington jury has decided that
$2,100 Is a suitable recompense for n
woman who. while waiting for a car
rnught a cold, resulting in the loss of
ler voice. After the mean things that
r.re continually being sail about the
feminine desire to ta'.k. this valuation,
while not extremely flattering, is cum
The dowager empress of China. In
the edict crenMng provincial assem
blies, orders that "under no circum
stances shall men of evil reputation,
or. local bosses who seek only their
own advancement, be chosen." This
sounds like a good rule, which might
be followed in every count! y with
Official charting shows that the
Philippine Islands are About 2.000 in
number. Forore this government made
survey and took account of stock, the
number of islands had been variously
given from 1.200 to 2.000. It is no use
trying to count them on an ordinary
map. for most of the Islands are too
small to show.
In order to convey an adequate idea
of the magnitude of the work at Pana
ma, the latest canal report says that
the amount of concrete to be used In
building the locks would be sufficient
for the construction of more than 22,
000 eight-room city houses. This is
certainly a case where the concrete
Is more Impressive than the abstract.
There are few able-bodied paupers
In Holland. A tract of public land,
containing 5,000 acres. Is divided into
six model farms, to one of which the
person applying for public relief is
sent. Here he Is taught agriculture,
and is subsequently permitted to rent
a small holding for himself. Holland
also has a forced labor colony, to
which vagrants are sent to do farm
and other work, whether they like It
According to the report of the com
missioner of internal revenue, only ten
stills have so far been established
In the entire country for the
manufacture of denatured alcohol.
This does not mean that denatured al
cohol is not the commercial and me
chanical boon which It promised to
be. Hut it takes time to start a new
Industry, to build up a system that will
connect the consumer with the pro
ducer. A writer whose Christmas money
perhaps ran short, and who Is obvious
ly trying to comfort himself with the
thought that "her" birthday is yet
to come, remarks that "the one kind
of gi't always acceptable to a woman
Is something, anything, in cut glass."
It Is a wise saying, and one to be
explained on the principle that like
attracts like. She, like cut glass, re
veals new beauties the longer one
Nothing succeeds like success.
Henry Farman, who made the trip in
an aeroplane at Paris and won the
$10,000 prize. Is in rscelpt of invita
tions to repeat the performance at
different European capitals. This
goes to show the interest taken in
the matter. Hut what the ordinary,
everyday citizen would like to know Is
whether navigating the air is to be an
accomplished fact. Airships for com
mon, practical Use must be produced
before the average person will be
lieve that the problem has been really
A chamber well known to devotees
of chess for a good many years Is the
"silent room" under Prof. Isaac C.
Klce's residence on Riverside Drive.
Manhattan. It is hewn out of and un
der solid rock, and not a distracting
sound can penetrate its quiet. Cable
matches with England and tourna
ments between colleges and notable
players hare often been played there.
Now the house has been bought by
Solomon Schlnasl. but the new owner
Is a chess enthusiast himself, and the
room will remain sacred to the king
The production of gold In the United
States fell off $4,753,401 In 1907 as
against 1906, whereas the amount of
silver produced was Increased by over
1,000,000 fine ounces. Alaska's gold
production fell off a little more than
$3,000,000, according to the report of
the director of the mint.
Ambassador Hryce thinks we have
too many laws in this country, at
might not be unwise to heed his ad
vice and atop making more laws until
we see our way clearly toward en
fencing those we have.
20 HURT IN WRECK
BURLINGTON l RAIN JUMPS THE
TRACK AT KEARNEY. MO.
SLOW TIME AVERTS CATASTROPHE
Local Out of Kansas City Sent Over
an Embankment by a
Kansas City, Mo The Burling
ton passenger train whieli left
Kansas City at 7:30 Saturday morn
ing for Chicago was derailed at Kear
ney. Mo., 2." miles north of here, and
went over a 15-foot embankment.
Twenty persons were injured.
The Seriously Injured.
The seriously injured are:
J. IX Guyton, Kansas City, horse
and mule buyer; head cut and other
It. E. Wilcox. Kansas City, horse
buyer; hip broken, hint internally.
Chappeli. young divinity student
at Liberty. Mo.
Traveling salesman, name unknown,
None of the other injured was se
The wrecked train was made up of
baggage car, smoker and two coaches.
It is an accommodation train that
stops at every tation between Kansas
City nd Chicago, and was not due in
Chicago till Sunday morning. The
accident was caused by spreading
Slow Time Averts Catastrophe.
The train was not running fast and
this fact probably prevented more se
rious results. All but the smoker
turned over and went half way down
Pliysieians were sent to the scene
from Brook field and Kearney. The
injured were cared for promptly and
placed in the smoker until they could
be taken to Kearney. They were
picked up by a later train and most of
them continued on their journey.
KAISER DEGRADES KINSMAN.
Hohenau Loses Army Rank and All
Decorations Ever Bestowed.
Berlin The kaiser has confirmed
the sentence pronounced by a mil
itary court of honor agaiu.-:t his
distant kinsman and former favor
ite, Count Wilhelm von Hohenau. fol
lowing the latter's trial on accusations
growing out of Editor Harden's at
tacks on the "Knights of the Round
Table." Under the court's order, the
Count is dismissed from the army, in
which he was a lieutenant general,
and loses all the decorations ever con
ferred on him.
Hohenau was a close friend of Gen.
Count von Moltke and was one of
those against whom charges of im
morality were made in Die Zukunft.
Though a civil court exonerated
Moltke and sentenced Harden to pay
a fine and serve a term in prison for
libel, Hohenau was brought to trial
before his fellow officers and found
Back Broken, Lives Two Years.
New York Attacked with pneu
monia a day or two ago, John Sel
tine, who had lived for two years with
a broken back, died Friday in the Lin
coln hospital. He was struck across
the back by a heavy box falling from
a pile January 14, H'OG, his spinal col
umn being broken at the eleventh dor
sal vertebrae. A companion's neck
was broken in the same way and he
was instantly killed. Seltine was
taken to the hospital and for two
years lived strapped to a bed.
Receiver for Lighting Company.
Anderson, Ind. Upon the peti
tion of the American Trust and
Savings Hank of Chicago the El wood
Trust Co. was Friday appointed re
ceiver for the Citizens' Heat and
Light Co. of Elwood. Foreclosure of
a mortgage for $375,000 Is asked for in
the complaint. It is alleged that $312,
of bonds and $8,000 of accumulated
interest is due and unpaid.
Centralia Banishes Foreigners.
Centralia, Mo. The board of al
dermen Friday night ordered thw
chief of police to drive the Italian la
borers employed here by the Chicago
& Alton railroad out of town. The
Italians were brought here as the re
sult of a strike. The rcjadmaster has
agreed to move the foreigners to a
point farther east.
Veteran Newspaper Man Dies.
Denver, Col. Louis Cass Car
penter, who represented South Car
olina In congress just after the
close of the civil war, and was well
known as a newspaper man at that
time, having edited papers at Charles
ton and Columbia, S. C, died here last
night of cardiac dropsy. He was 72
Twelve Persons Killed in Wreck.
St. Petersburg As a result "of
a head-on collision between two
trains at Samara Saturday. 2 per
sons were killed and 43 injured.
Hangs Himself to Apple Tree.
Ix'banon. Pa. The body of William
Siegrist, frozen stiff, was found hang
ing from an apple tree in North Leb
anon township. Siegrist used his belt
for a noose. He was 35 years old, sin
gle, and a laborer.
Boat Goes Over Dam, 3 Lost.
Pittsburg Three lives were lost
when the towboat Stella Moren, with
two Hats of coal, went over dam No.
2, on the Monongahela river, at Port
Perry, Pa., and sank in twenty feet
"Dime Day" Plan Nets Charity $700.
Wilmington, Del. As the result of
the "Dime Day" movement, inaugu
rated by the Associated Charities,
more than $700 has been received for
relieving the condition of the poor of
"Bike Squad" Gets Scorchers.
New York Hicycle police nave
been ordered out on their machines
for the first time since the last snow,
and as a result 54 automobile drivers
were arrested for exceeding the speed
Police to Have New Suits.
Macon, Ga. The Macon polio force
will appear on Memorial Day, April
25, In new uniforms and hats. The
uniforms are of a dark blue color,
while the hats worn this summer will
be large gray felt.
$100,000 Security for $100.
New York R. Fulton Cutting went
to the Yorkville police court and of
fered his residence at 24 East Sixty
seventh street, valued at $100,0u0. as
security for the $100 bail required for
AFTER THE ROOF COLLAPSED.
Drawing Made from Photograph of Collinwood, O., School, Where Over 160
Pupils Lost Thejr Lives.
A NEW EXPLOSIVE
ACTION OF CONGRESS MAY DIS
THREE YEARS OF EXPERIMENTING
Bursting Charge of Projectiles Leads
the World, and May Revolu
Washington. D. C. The ordnance
department of the army is having
trouble with congress in attempt
ing to keep secret ingredients of what
it asserts is the first successful burst
ing charge 7or projectiles that has
been discovered anywhere in the
After three years' experiment and
exhaustive tests, the ordnance experts
have evolved "explosive D." which, it
is claimed, is proof from explosion
when the projectile leaves the gun.
and which remains unexploded until
the projectile pierces the armor or ob
ject at which it is directed. It then
explodes within the projectile and in
flicts damage on the object fired at.
Japan had her "shimosi" during the
Russo-Japanese war, but it proved a
failure in that the material was not
able to withstand the shock given to
the projectile when it left the gun, or
when it struck the object aimed at.
As far as is known, the United States
is ahead of the world as regards this
discovery, and. having conceived the
destruction-dealing substance which
practically all nations have been en
deavoring to find for years, the ord
nance officials are naturally anxious
to have its ingredients remain a se
cret. Congress, up to the present, has suc
ceeded in putting a damper on the
secrecy idea by voting tiie ingredients
of the new explosive must be pur
chased in the open market through at'
vertisement, just as all other supplies
of the army are acquired.
Two Wounded in Pistol Duel.
Caruthersville, Mo.- Edward Lang
don and Albert Little, both of
Caruthersville, fought a pistol due
in a saloon near the depot here Mon
day night. The shooting was the re
sult of a quarrel, and both principals
were probably fatally wounded. They
were taken to a hospital at Memphis,
where physicians declare there is lit
tie hope for the recovery of either.
Iangdon was formerly night watch
man at Caruthersville.
Trapped Negro Uses Gun.
Clarksburg, W. Va. Frank John
son, a negro, accused of murder
ing Mrs. Carl Martin, a negress, nnd
who is held at bay In a barn near
here by a posse of deputy sheriffs,
shot and wounded three of his pur
suers early Wednesday. The wound
ed are: H. Cook, James Wamsley and
Acquitted of Being Night Rider.
Paducah. Ky. John Jackson was
acquitted in the Caldwell circuit court
of the charge of being a member of
a gang of night riders, which visited
Princeton. The accusation against the
band of night riders of which Jack
son was charged with being a mem
ber was that of burning and injuring
Prayed to Live Ninety Years.
Akron, Ohio For months It has
been the prayer of James Monroe of
Mogador that his life might be spared
until Feb. 20, his 90th birUiday. His
supplication was granted and he gave
thanks for the completion of his nine
tieth year. Before the day was over
Gives Her Baby Morphine.
Harrisburg Mrs. William Sloat
gave her infant a portion of a mor
phine tablet in mistake for another
medicine and caused its death.
Employing 1,000, Resume.
Reading, Pa. The local plant of the
American Iron and Steel Co. resumed
after a two months' idleness. It em
ploys nearly 1,000 hands.
Liquor Seized in Oklahoma.
Paris, Tex. The sheriff and a posse
raided several places in Hugo, Okla.,
on a search for liquor believed to be
illegally handled from this place. It
is said that a barrel of whisky was
rolled out and liquor was also found
in other places.
Roper Breaks World's Record.
Enid, Okla. Milt Bealer of Ninnes
cah has broken the world's record for
the fast roping of a steer, doing the
work in 20 seconds. He roped a sec
ond steer in 28 seconds.
Kaiser Affirms Sentence.
Berlin The kaiser has confirmed
the sentence pronounced by a mili
tary court of honor against his dis
tant kinsman. Count Wilhelm von
Hohenau, following the latter's trial
on accusations growing out of Har
Youthful Skater Drowns.
Altentown, Pa. Another fatal skat
ing accident occurred In this city when
11 year old John Pollock of South Al
lentown broke through the ice on an
abandoned quarry and was drowned.
Get Drunk on Corn "Milk."
Pottstown, Pa. Farmers in this sec
tion find that their farmhands are
getting drunk on a new drink. The
men are drinking the "milk" from
corn in silos. The corn juice Is said
to surpass whisky in flavor and
Finds Mother After 18 Years.
Wilmington. Del. After a seaich of
IS years. James Blackway of Phila
delphia found his mother on a farm
about two miles from Townsend,
owned by a man named Chairs.
PRIEST IS THREATENED.
St. Louis Pastor Receives Letter in
Which Death Is Threatened.
St. Louis Rev. Father Timothy
Dempsey pastor of St. Patrick's
church and proprietor of two hotels
for homeless men, received in his
mail Wednesday a "black hand''
letter demanding $,".00, to be Jeft on
Eads Bridge at midnight next Friday.
He is threatened with death if he fails
to pay the money, or if he reports the
demand to the police, and is promised
10 years "protection" if he yields the
Father Dempsey is not inclined to
take the threats seriously.
GEORGIANS LYNCH TWO.
Two Other Negroes Held on Suspicion
and Armed Men Menace Them.
Hawkinsville. Ga. Two negroes,
suspected of being the murderers
of Warren and Mrs. Hart. an
aged couple. Wednesday morning,
have been lynched. Two other ne
groes are held on suspicion.
Large crowds of men. heavily
armed, are on the ground, and fur
ther violence is imminent.
The motive for the murder of the
old people is supposed to have been
robbery, as $1,500 which the assassins
overlooked has been found hidden In
Senator Proctor Dead.
Washington. D. C. Senator Red
field Proctor of Vermont, who died
Wednesday afternoon, was the wealth
iest man in the upper branch of con-
gress, accordh.g to a statement of one
j of the multimillionaire members. Sen-
ati.r Proctor was born in Proetors-
ville. Vt., in 1S31, and had been a leg-
islator and governor and lieutenant
j governor of his state. He served in
i 'he civil war, was President Harri
son's secretary of war. and had been
in the senate since ISftl. when he left
the cabient to succeed George F. Ed
munds. Officer Kills Preacher.
Guthrie, Okla. Deputy Sheriff Ed
Hull was arrested Thursday, charged
with ruurder. Wednesday he killed
a supposed horsethief, said to
have resisted arrest. The victim
was identified Thursday as Marion
Morgan, a preacher, who was try
ing to sell his horse when approached
by the officer. Hull will claim self
defense. Wellington Gordon Dies.
Columbia. Mo. -Wellington Gordon,
Tor moro than fifty years a prac
ticing attorney of Columbia, died
at 3 o'clock Tuesday morning. He
was 73 years old and a member of the
pioneer Gordon family. His father was
John B. Gordon, one of Missouri's fa
mous lawyers in the early days, and
a contemporary of Judges Scott and
Leonard of the early Missouri su
Ask Authority to Extradite Roy.
Washington, D. C. Application was
made to the state department Tues
day for the necessary authority to
extradite from France Paul E. Roy.
charged with responsibility for t
death of George A. Carkins in New
Hampshire. The action on the applica
tion was not announced.
Women Disarm Insane Man.
Meridian, Miss. By inducing their
insane husband and father to sleep,
Mrs. Philipps and her two daughters
were able to disarm him of two re
volvers, a shotgun and a long dirk,
notify a neighbor ad ncause the man's
Friendless at 107'.
Warren, Mass. John H. Spencer,
107 years old, destitute and without
friends, has been taken to the Wur
Pastor Killed by Fall.
Butler. Pa Rev. J. G. Butz, aged
72 years, died at Zelienople, from the
effects of a fall, his skull having been
Defends Suit with Needle.
Detroit A most convincing defense
to a suit for divorce was made here
by Charles F. D. Higgins, who pro
duce:! a box filled with his own needle
work to prove that he spent his spare
time at home.
Deaf Man Killed by Train.
Knoxville, Tenn. George Spencer,
a deaf mute, aged 50 years, and an in
mate of the Knox county poor asylum,
was killed by a Southern passenger
train. Spencer was walking toward
Mysterious Attack on Old Man.
Wichita, Kas. S. M. Hutchinson, a
truck farmer 04 years of age, was
aroused from sleep by a keg crashing
through a window of his bedroom. He
looked out the window and was shot.
He can not explain why or by -whom.
Two Suicides Over One Death.
Paris, France1 Lucien Philipeau
shot himself over the grave or his first
wife at Fontaincblcau. His second
wife hanged herseif in despair some
months ago because he never ceased
grieving for her predecessor.
It Was the Sleep of Death.
Bridgeton, N. J. A physician who !
called to attend John C. Balllnger was
asked by Mrs. Ballinger to step softly,
as he was having a good sleep after a
night of wakefulness. The physician
went to him and found he had been
dead for several hours.
Search for Penny Costs $10,000.
Grand Island, Neb. A patron .of
Martin Bros. Co. dropped a penny on
the floor. A clerk struck a match to
look for it. Cotton batting caught
fire and the damage was $10,000.
NEWS OF CONGRESS
DOINGS OF PEOPLE'S REPRESEN
TATIVES AT WASHINGTON.
BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS PRESENTED
Concise Report of Measures In
troduced and What Action Is
Taken on Them
To Regulate Asiatic Immigration.
Washington The Hayes bill to reg
ulate the coming into and the resi
dence within the United States of Asi
atics was considered Tuesday by a
sub-committee of the house committee
on foreign affairs. Representative Mc
Kinley of California appeared in sup
port of the measure and urged chiefly
as against the immigration of Jap
anese and other Asiatics the charges
that tliey work for wages which dis
rupt conditions of the American work
men and that, racially, they are non
arnalgamative. No decision was ar
Bill to Remove Duty on Pulp.
Washington Representative Stev
ens of Minnesota introduced a bill to
remove the duty on pulp wood and
Democrats Favor Aldrich Bill.
Washington A careful canvass of
the senate to ascertain the sentiment
in regard to the Aldrich currency bill
indicates that' when the bill comes to
a vote there will be more democratic
senators recorded for it than republic
an senators against it. Sitae the
speech by Senator Smith of Michigan
in opposition to the railroad bond fea
ture of the measure, it has been stat
ed persistently that there is a repub
lican defection that endangers the
passage of the bill.
Legislative Procedure Criticised.
Washington The system of legisla
tive procedure in the house of repre
sentatives was severely criticised in
that chamber Tuesday by Mr. Mur
dock of Kansas. He declared it to be
all wrong and asserted that under it
the vitality of initiative in the indi
vidual in his representative capacity
was being sapped.
"He has his share of the responsi
bility in a majority vote on non-partisan
legislation," he asserted, "but he
has little or no voice in determining
the question upon which he shall vote
except in purely partisan matters."
More Time to File Survey.
Washington The bill granting ad
ditional time to the Alaska Pacific
Railway and Terminal Co. to file com
pleted surveys by road sections was
ordered favorably reported without
amendment Tuesday by the house
committee on tei ritories.
Senate Wants Information.
Washington The senate Tuesday
passed the resolution offered by Mr.
Tillman calling on the attorney gen
eral for information in his possession
concerning court proceedings in 1905
in the Indian territory affecting the
Cherokee and Chickasha Indian tribes.
Calls for Postoffice Probe.
Washington The startling charge
that the railroads of the country car
rying mails had robbed the people out
of $70,000,000 was made in the house
by Mr. Lloyd of Missouri. He declared
that the new system of weighing mails
was an admission of the iKistmaster
general that the weighing in the past
27 years had been fraudulent. Ho
called feu- an investigation of the post
office department, and Mr. Wanger of
Pennsylvania, chairman of the commit
tee to control the expenses of that de
partment, promised that an inquiry
would be conducted. Others who
spoke? were Messrs. Moon of Tennes
see. Goebel of Ohio. Briggs of Georgia.
Murdock of Kansas and Smith of Cali
fornia. Pass 320-Acre Homestead Bill.
Washington The senate Monday
passed a bill authorizing the entry un
der the homestead laws of 320 acre,
of land instead of 100, as at present,
when the land is arid and incapable of
Indian Fraud Probe.
Washington Senator Tllman's r- o
luton callng on the secretary of the
interior for information concerning the
charges of fraud in the Choctaw and
Chickasha litigations, in which tii-i
court was charged with receiving a
part of the lawyers' commission-:, vas
adopted by the senate Monday in mod
Consider P. O. Appropriation.
Washington Consideration of the
postoffice appropriation on; was be
gun in the house of ropreseuti'e
Monday. As presented, the bill carr .
a total appropriation of $220,705,? 1.
which is $9,075,024 less than the esti
mates. Mr. Overstreet of Indiana ex
plained the provisions of the measure,
the main feature of which has already
Sues for $3,000,000.
Pelham Manor. N. Y. Edmund C.
Jessup. a farmer living in Northern
Connecticut, has brought suit against
holders of fifty acres in Pelham Man
or, on which are built the homes of a
number of prominent New Yorkers,
to recover the property, which he
claims belongs to him. The property
is valued at $3,000,000.
Killed by Falling Tree.
Corsicana, Tex. A. C. Vickeis, a
printer, died here as the result of a
tree falling on him.
Face Trial for Murder.
Iawton, Okla. Attorneys in the
case of the Thomas brothers. John and
William, charged with the murder of
Dr. F. D. Beauchamp. agreed upon a
letting of hearing for March 23, be
fore District Judge J. T. Johnson.
Married in a Buggy.
Newton, Miss. Albert Boykin of
Laurel and Miss May Jewell Kropp
of this place were married while sit
ting in a buggy in front of the home
of Rev. S. H. Culpepper, who per
formed the ceremony.
Dynamite for Canal.
Washington Dynamite for the Pan
ama canal was contracted for to the
extent of 4,500,000 pounds, of which
the Keystone Powder Co. is to furnish
$114,562 worth and the E. I. Du Pont
de Nemours Co. $424,222.
Punished for Selling Pablo.
Lawton, Okla. J. H. Hamaker, for
mer proprietor of the Pabst saloon in
this city, pleaded guilty of selling Pab
lo, a so-called soft drink, and was as
sessed a fine of $50 and a jail sentence
of thirty days.
A fierce flame burst, at boyhood's dawn, within my tender breast.
Impassioned love my soul consumed for motherland, opprest;
Her glories gilt my waking hours, her woes my dreams o'ercast.
And the love that fed my heart's first fire, please God, shall light my last
There's not a little bell that blows in Ireland's dewy glens.
There's not a shagan shakes a spear above her many fens.
There's not a tiny blade of grass on all her thousand hills.
But this fond breast with tender love to overflowing tills.
Oh. Ireland! for your holy .sake I'll joyful bear all pain;
To your high cause I consecrate my heart, my hand, my brain.
If life and strife avail me not to save that soul one sigh.
Then, crowning joy, in your sweet name let one unworthy die.
four hundred and
ago, on March 17,
according to the
death and beati
fication of Saint
Patrick took place.
That is w hy, " on
the anniversary of
that event, the
shamrock is worn
by every loyal
Irishman. If he
cannot obtain a
genuine leaf from
old Erin, he wears the best imitation
ne can find, and if he can get no
shamrock, real or counterfeit, he
wears a green necktie or a strip of
green in his coat lapel.
It was not many years ago that the
more enthusiastic of the sons of Ire--land
on the day when they bedecked
themselves with green would decline
to tolerate the sight of a yellow em
blem. Venders of oranges and ba
nanas did well to keep their carts off
the street. Even a belief in the same
religion was not always sufficient to
save orange sellers; that fruit was en
tirely too suggestive of the Orange
In these days of Increasing tolera
tion there is less and less friction of
this sort. The custom of giving Saint
Patrick's day parades is gradually dy
ing out in this country. Many year3
ago the New York city council passed
an ordinance imposing a penalty on
anyone who abused an effigy of Saint
Patrick, but no such law is now neces
sary. Patriotic Irish societies observe
the day quietly, and there are services
in the Catholic churches, especially in
those edifices named after the saint.
Even in Ireland there is less and less
of bitterness between the wearers of
the green and the yellow, and the
crack of the shillalah is not so often
heard as formerly to the accompani
ment of the strains of "St. Patrick's
Day in the Mornin'." The attitude of
Queen Victoria had much to do with
bringing about this change of feeling.
It was the duchess of Buckingham
and Chandos who. In voicing her ma
jesty's sentiments, wrote these lines,
which on each recurring Saint Pat
rick's day find warm response in the
he-arts of the Irish soldiery:
We're the most uplifted regiment,
Bedad we're mortal keen!
The shamrock's in our forage caps
By order of the queen!
This song bears date 1900, for it was
In the last year of her reign that Vic
toria, just before her memorable visit
to Ireland, gave orders that her Irish
regiments were to wear the shamrock
in their headgear on Saint Patrick's
day. That raised the national emblem
of the island officially to the heart
high position it had ever held in senti
ment. It was a small and easy thing
to do, but it made the tiny three-leaved
plant popular as it never was before.
In spite of all ingenious attempts to
discredit the beautiful story which
represents the patron saint of the Em
erald Isle as using the shamrock for
an illustration of the Holy Trinity, in
spite of the learned debates and aca
demic differences of such scholars as
Bentham and Britten, Colgan and
Cook, your true Irishman the world
over will ever cling to the chosen leaf
which grows In the "moss, the moor
and the mireland" of his old home,
and the public indorsement of a queen
surely did not weaken that affection.
lear Shamrock of Krin, so sacred and
Thoufrh ages of sorrow thy past years
From childhood's bright morning to man
Thy leaflet we wear o'er our hearts ever
In Moore's poem on the shamrock
he tells of the "triple grass" which
Shoots up, with dewdrops streaming.
As softly green as emerald seen.
Through purest crystal gleaming.
O. the Shamrock, the green immortal
Chosen leaf of bard and chief.
Old Krm's native Shamrock:
By many of the faithful in Wales
and elsewhere Irish soil is imported to
keep away serpents, and it has been
declared that a bite of Irish clay will
kill a snake.
Patrick's labors in Ireland lasted
more than 30 years. In Downpatrick.
near the place where as a slave he
once tended sheep, his ashes are now
believed to repose.
In Down, three saints one grave do fill
Patrick. Hrldget and Columl. Kill.
The mere student of folk-lore little
guesses the feelings of the son of
Erin who bears the shamrock in his
cap or wears it on his breast. To him
it embodies all the religious and ro
mantic, mythical and national ideas
IRELAND'S PLACE IN HISTORY
On St. Patrick's day, with tender
heart and moist eye, we set before
ourselves the far form of Ireland, gar
'anded with the deeds of the past, and
bedecked with the colors of bygone
days. The pages of Irish history are,
without doubt, familiar to all. The
briliant lights and deep shadows; the
intense joys and keen sorrows, the
failures and triumphs which mark the
annals of Erin are an old and familiar
Her very early history contains an
air of romance, and has, running
through it, a depth of color which in
vests it with a peculiar charm. In iU
primal days Druid worship held the
hearts of its people and the cult of
which ever have stirred in the souls of
his forefathers. The great love for
the plant inspired the famous ballai
"The Wearin' o' the Green," which
tells that "They're hangin' men and
women for the wearin' o' the green."
This did not mean, of course, that
people were being hanged for that,
but it was poetical exaggeration im
plying their willingness to die, if nec
essary, rather than give up wearing it.
For the last half dozen years, und'Or
the inspiring influence of the Sham
rock league, happily instituted and
even more happily carried on by the
Countess of Limerick, there has been
an unprecedented remand for the Irish
national emblem. Thousands upon
thousands of little greon boxes filled
with tiny bunches of the trefoil have
annually been packed by that great
hearted woman and her friends and
sold the world over, the proceeds
going to aid disabled Irish soldiers and
the destitute relatives of those Irish
men who have fallen in battle. Last
winter nearly 300 of the poor in Coun
ties Clare and Limerick alone tided
over the hard weather on the profit
derived from the patriotic sale of
And where does all the shamrock
come from? It grows wild in every
county of Ireland. Along the moun
tains, in the old hill-pastures and in
the venerable meadows, it may be
picked in small quantities as early in
the year as February 25, and a fort
night later in luxurious abundance.
The tiniest and therefore the most
prized variety is usually found along
the bank of a dry ditch where there is
no grass, for the poorer and more arid
the soil the better the shamrock. Not
a bairn in Ireland but knows all the
best places near his home to look for
the little green leaf. It is the children
who are the gatherers. For days
just before the good saint's festival
the hills around Stepaslde and Stillo
gan and the Scalp will be dotted over
with the industrious diminutive toil
ers whose profits may in no case ex
ceed two dollars but who are supreme
ly happy in their patriotic task.
There are national emblems that
may be eaten. Not so the shamrock.
A man may eat a leek and enjoy it, a
Scot might even try a thistle, but an
Irishman must drown his shamrock.
That is as sure as is March 17 itself.
Plan to Shift Hunger.
An English clerk, suddenly dis
missed the civil service, found himself
obliged to retrench, and decided on
two instead of three meals a day. He
hit on the following device to recon
cile his family to the change:
The first evening he asked each of
his six children what they preferred
a penny or supper? The penny was
chosen with acclamation, and the chil
dren went to bed happy. Next morn
ing, when they arose hungry, he rep
resented to them that there was noth
ing in the house, but told them if they
wished they could give their pennies
to their mother to buy loaves and milk.
This they did with alacrity, pleased
at their own importance.
The game went on for 15 days the
children getting the coins after they
were safe in bed and after that time
the father secured employment and re
stored the custom of supper.
The coming of St. Patrick marked
an epoch of spiritual glory in Ireland,
which was the center of learning, and
the youth of other lands flocked to her
shores to receive the advantages of
such an education as could be ob
tained only there.
Her monks and scholars went forth
to other nations diffusing the light of
Christian and secular knowledge,
propagating the truths of the gospel
and bringing whole peoples into the
fold of Chirst.
Telephone Lines in Africa.
"Hello, Central: Give me Upper
Senegal." Telephone lines have been
opened on the borders of Upper Sene
gal and the Central Niger region. The
sections are from Kayu to Mediue,
from Kati to Bammako, and, lastly,
one for the district of Kulikoro. These
two last-mentioned lines are mutually
connected. The price of a five-miu-utes'
conversation ranges from 10 to
15 cents, and the annual subscription
amounts to $30. There is every reason
to believe that in the course of a few
months Timbuktoo also will have its
The Big Dent.
Martian Astronomer By the rlng9
of Saturn! If that extraordinary de
pression which recently appeared on
earth isn't gradually disappearing!
sylvan deities formed its religion.
beauty and richness of legend.
whose lap Ireland then slept, are ri
valed by none perhaps, save those of
classic Greece herself. Tradition sup
plies an endless number of crags, hill
sides and valleys, which were the sub
jects of legendary lore, and which cap
tivated the feelings of the Celt with
an Irresistible spell. The history of
those times is obscured by the many
myths and fables interwoven with the
facts handed down to us. Amid all this
vagueness, however, it is plain that,
in the early stages of Ireland's career,
she left upon the world the impress
of a most excellent civilization and
that her people possessed much merit
and many virtues.
A WELL MAN, AT 81.
The Interesting experience of an Old
Settler of Virginia.
Daniel S. Queen, Burrell Street,
Salem, Va., says: "Years ago while
lifting a heavy
weight a sudden
pain shot through
my back and after
that I was in con
stant misery from
kidney trouble. One
spell kept me in bed
six weeks. My arms
anrl legs were stiff
and I was helpless as a child. The
urine was discolored and though I
used one remedy after another, I was
not helped until I used Doan's Kidney
Pills, and I was so bad then that the
first box made only a slight change.
To-day. however, I am a well man, at
81. and I owe my life and health to the
use of Doan's Kidney Pills."
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Fostcr-Miiburn Co.. Buffalo. N. Y.
JUDGING BY THE RESULTS.
Villager's Conversion Had Not Been of
"In our business we get many doubt
ful eoi:ii.iHirjents," said Col. John F.
Bishop, deputy surveyor of the port,
the othe: day, "but I do not think I
ever reo ived a compliment such as
my grandfather got down in my native
state of Tennessee. My grandfather
was a minister and I was a very small
boy when we both strolled down the
road one day. One of our fellow vil
lagers came along toward us.
" 'Good morning.' said the villager,
who apparently had looked upon the
cup. 'I-sh conver hie ted, parson,"
he stammered with difficulty. 'An.
t washy ou hie that con hie con
verted hlc me.'
" 'That must be so.' replied my
grandfather, 'for it's certain the Al
mighty had nothing to do with your
conversion. " New York Evening
THREE CURES OF ECZEMA.
Woman Tells of Her Brother's Terrible
Suffering Two Babies Also Cured
"My brother had eczema three dif
ferent summers. Each summer it came
out between his shoulders and down
his back, and he said his suffering
was terrible. When it came on the
third summer, he bought a box of
Cuticura Ointment and gave it a faith
ful trial. Soon he began to feel better
and he cured himself entirely of ec
zema with Cuticura. A lady in In
diana heard of how my daughter,
Mrs. Miller, had cured her little son
of terrible eczema by the Cuticura
Remedies. This lady's little one had
the eczema so badly that they thought
they would lose it. She used Cuti
cura Remedies and they cured her
child entirely, and the disease never
came back. Mrs. Sarah E. Lusk, Cold
water, Mich., Aug. 15 and Sept. 2, 1907."
"Does your husband ever admit that
he was wrong?"
"Yes, frequently, but I don't suppose
he ever really believes it."
Not Born There.
A Washington man, whose business
had brought him to New York, took a
run not long ago into Connecticut,
where he had lived in his childhood.
In the place where he was born he
accosted a venerable old chap, of
some 80 years, who proved to be the
very person the Washingtonian sought
to answer certain inquiries concern
ing the place. As the conversation
proceeded the Washington man said:
"I suppose you have always lived
"Oh, no," said the native. "I was
born two good miles from here."
With all the impartiality of the par
tisan. Prof. Price set forth the con
tentions of both political parties re
garding the tariff.
At the close of his talk he was sur
rounded by the fair members of the
Woman's Current Events club.
"O Prof. Price," cooed the fairest,
"thank you so much for your perfectly
lovely talk! I understand all about
the tariff now. It's just like a lover's
comparisons the free-traders are the
other girls!" Sunday Magazine.
"Never mind, dear," said the author's
wife, "the world doesn't appreciate
you now, but some of these days it
will see things in a different light, and
give you a big monument; and if it
should not, you just keep up your life
insurance, and I'll see to it myself.
You deserve a monument, if ever man
And then he said it looked like rain,
but he thought he'd risk it outside
THE DOCTOR'S GIFT.
Food Worth Its Weight in Gold.
We usually expect the doctor to put
us on some kind of penance and give
us bitter medicines.
A Penn. doctor brought a patient
something entirely different and the
results are truly interesting.
"Two years ago," writes this pa
tient, "I was a frequent victim of
acute indigestion and biliousness, be
ing allowed to eat very few things.
One day our family doctur brought mo
a small package, saying lie had found
something for me to eat. at last.
"Me said it was a food called Grape
Nuts, an-' even as its golden color
might suggest, it was worth its weight
In gold. I was sick and tired, trying
one thing after another to no avail,
but at last consented to try this new
"Well! it surpassed my doctor's
fondest anticipation and every day
since then I have blessed the good
doctor and the inventor of Grape
Nuts. "I noticed improvement at once and
in a month's time my former spells of
indigestion had disappeared. In two
months I felt like a new man. My
brain was much clearer and keener,
my body took on the vitality of youth,
and this condition has continued."
"TlSere's a Reason." Name given by
Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read
"The Road to Wellville," in pkga.