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Grand Opera House: Matinee & Niqht, Saturday February 13
James B. Deleter Dcnts America's Foremost Comedian, ROBERT DALTON, supported by
Excellent Cast in the Jolly, Jingling Farce. Comedy Success, entitled
T 1 cp o3 a odd
4SQ Nights at the Madison Square Theatre in New York; 210 Nights in Boston: 150 Nights in Chicago at Powers Theatre. San AntonioTExpress Says
Ki t-l l uuion nronicie ?ays mrs. xempies leiegram leaves inc auo.icm.-c in a uroau grin. vaivcston
News says "Those who missed 'Funny' Robert Dalton and his clever company at the Grand last night missed the best show of the year.
Without Doubt the Best Cast and Production Ever Seen in Bryan
Prices: 50c, 75c and $1
25 and 50 Cts.
Seats on Sale at Cavitt's
eus Tor Less
You Patronage will be Appreciated.
Cjokiaj or Drinking Wit, Sherry or Catawba, $1.00 a gallon.
BottlH i:i Bnd Whiskey $1.00 a bottle.
Botile Beer BuJ., B!ue Ribbon, or Fallstaff $1.40 per dozen.
- new and Complete line of Groceries.
H. 6l T. C. R. R.
LINCOLN DAY AT
velt and lending a very picturesque
touch to the occasion were the mem
bers of the Louisville post of the Grand
Army of the Republic and the mem
bers of the Louisville camp of the
United Confederate Veterans. The
mingling of the blue and the gray on
this occasion elicited from President
Roosevelt many expressions of delight.
The Man Who Spoke,
i . . . v .. .
Dy tne way in which Lincoln usedDotn
these traits as he strove for reform.
We can learn much of value from the
very attacks which following that
course brought upon his head, attacks
alike by the extremists of revolution
and by the extremists of reaction. He
never wavered in devotion to bis prin
ciples. In his love for the Union and In
his abhorrence of slavery. Timid and
The exercises at the Lincoln farm ' lukewarm people were always denounc-
began at noon. The opening address j ,n8 n,m t'iuse he was too extreme;
was delivered by ex-Governor Folk,
who spoke on "The Lincoln Farm As
sociation." He was followed by Gov
ernor Willson, whose theme was "Lin
coln's Mother State." Then came Pres
ident Roosevelt, whose "Lincoln Cen
tennial Address" was received with
but, as a matter of fact, he never went
Yet perhaps the most wonderful
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TAX COLLECTOR BRAZOS CO.
FEB. 1. 1909.
I am fixed tonJaw
GARDENS, PLANT TREES
CLEAN UPWARDS, LEVEL .
HOUiEX'PRLINE TREES, RE-..
PA'lR FENCES, ETC.
. Notify me by postofflce.
of the America of todny nnd, of the
future, the most vitally Important was
the extraordinary way in which I.in-
rnln onlilil flirt,) vall-mtl,. nnnltiu,
earnest attention and at its close with , whnt e
It is a safe rule to work by that
thing of all nud, from the standpoint ,n? farmer who markets his hogs at
the earliest age will get the largest
percent of profit. It don't pay to feed
a hog that is not incensing In weight.
W. C FOUNTAIN
Office upstairs over fcmltli Drag Co.
great applause. The president' suc
cessor as orator was Secretary Wright,
who spoke for "The Confederate Vet
eran." Last on the list of speakers was
General James Grant Wilson, the well
known writer and orator, who spoke
for "The Federal Veteran." The lay-
serve unmminisueu uis love nnd re
spect for the brother rom whom he
differed. In the hour of a triumph I
that would have turned any weaker j
man's head, in the heat of a struggle I
which spurred many a good mini to
dreadful vludlctlvoness, he said truth
Kentucky Farm Scene of Cele
bration Today. 1
Ing of the cornerstone followed the ad-j fullv thiU S() !ons ttS ,'1C ,, ,,,.,. , I
dresses. j nJg office ,lu mlJ uvt,r willllJKy ,,1UI(. j
We have met here to celebrate the
hundredth anniversary of the birth of
one of the two greatest Americans; of
one of the two or three greatest men
of the nineteenth century; of one
of the greatest men in the world's
PRESIDENT DELIVERS ADDRESS'
I the dire poverty of the poorest of
the frontier folk, whose rise was
Extols Career of Great Liberator In by weary and painful labor, lived to
Speech at Laying of Cornerstone of j lead his people through the burning I ' .' ,
flames of a struggle from which the I . . . "
Handle not!jnj but the
very Jvsi in
Extra fine whiskies for family and
medicinal purposes. Your patronage
ppreciated. K. KOH1JF.
the Lincoln Memorial Distinguished
Men Present Escort of Former
Wcarars of Blue and Gray For Mr.
Roosevelt Exercises Under Auspices
of the Lincoln Farm Association.
Hodgenvllle, Ky Feb. 12. At Amer
ica's IlethU'heni, near this town, where
her savior was born 100 years ago, the
nation paid tribute today to -the mom
ory of Abraham Lincoln. Eloquent
speakers extolled his fame, and on the
spot where stands the cabin In which
he first saw the light tlui cornersto:i!
i of the Lincoln memorial was laid. The
' principal figure at the laying of the
I cornerstone was President Roosevelt,
J who delivered the main address.
j The services at the Lincoln farm
I were held under the auspices of the
Lincoln Farm association, which h;n
labored long and assiduously in the
effort, now crowne'd with success, to
mark worthily the scene of Lincoln's
birth. The association was represent
ed by Its president, former Governor
BRYAN, T E X' A S
Have a Car of
Early Seed Corn
Several Variciel I
Champion White PtArl; Silver
IJime; Golden Beauty
THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL.
Joseph W. Folk of Missouri; its Inde
fatigable secretary. Richard Lloyd
Jones, who had active charge of the
j u- i iirraimeineuis jor luun.v a-ifiiiuuira
Uld Micicory ., ,.... ,m . .i ..iw,,
r, lt ,A . . . , . . - m r. ilU itlllTt vuu rm auu un iiucisi.
iving. ail vo Jay. Also Ukla. White ; J ..
Wnn.Ur F.,1.1 ,n.i OH, LWMI , Man Who S,ved Cbm Pr"nt-
S,,,,:, l.,m;r nosnr.M- fll.',l A prominent figure In the. crowd of
mr or,, , .xtx.,.. " distinguished men at the ceremonies
BIG BULL COTTON. WM Rol)ort Comw of New Tork t0
var oi A.niDer ana urange Lane eea. i whom the country owes the preserva
tion of the cabin In which the great
liberator was born. In 1800 the cabin
was removed from Its original site to
another a mile and a half distant, near
Davenport. There It served as a spring
house until the early eighties, when It
was bought by an enterprising show
man ami carted around the country to
serve as nu attraction at world's fairs
and elsewhere. From this Ignominious
fate lt was rescued by Mr. Collier. The
outgrowth of his efforts to preserve It
as a perpetual memorial for the nation
was the Lincoln Farm association,
whose labors will take concrete form
In the marble, memorial which will be
built around and over the shack In
which Lincoln was born.
AcUru as escort for President Roose-
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from me; the only seed houe in Bryan.
R. L. BROCDON
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nation emerged, purified as by fire,
j born anew to a loftier life. A." -r I n
years of Iron effort and of failure that
came more often than victory, he at
last rose to the leadership of the re
public at the moment when that leader
ship had become the stupendous world
task of the time. He grew to know
greatness, but never ease. Success
came to him, but never happiness, save
that which springs from doing well a
painful and a vital task. Tower was
Ills, but not pleasure. The furrows
deepened on his brow, but his eyes
were undininied by either hate or fear.
Ills gaunt shoulder were bowed, but
his si cl I !. ::cvr faltT'd as lie
bore fc r a burden the destinies of his
people. Ills great and tender heart
shrank from giving pain, and the task
allotted him was to pour out like wa
ter the lifcbloi'd of the young men
and to feel in his every liber the sor
row of the wcnr.'ii. Disaster saddened
but never dismayed him. Triumph was
his nt the last, and barely had he tast
ed It before murder found him, afld the
the kindly, patient, fearless eyes were
Lincoln and Washington.
As a people we are indeed beyond
measure fortunate in the characters of
the two greatest of our public men,
Washington and Lincoln. They were
alike In essentials they were alike la
the great qualities which rendered each
able to render service to his nation
and to all mankind such as no other
man of his generation could or did
render. There have been other men as
great and other men ns good, but in
all the history of mankind there are
no other two great men ns good as
these, no other two good men as great.
Widely though the iproblems of todny
differ from the problems set for solu
tion to Washington when he founded
this nation, to Lincoln when he save!,
lt and freed the slave, yet the qualltli
they showed in meeting these prob
lems are exactly the sume as those we
should show In doing our work today.
Lincoln saw Into the future with the
prophetic Imagination usually vouch
safed only to the poet nnd the seer.
He had In him all the lift toward
greatness of the visionary, without
any of the visionary's fanaticism or
egotism, without any of the vision
ary's narrow Jealousy of the practical
man and Inability to strive In prac
tical fashion for the realization of an
Ideal. No more practical man ever liv
ed than this homely backwoods ideal
ist, but he had nothing in common with
those practical men whose consciences
are warped until they fall to distin
guish between good and' evil, fall to
understand that strength, ability,
shrewdness, whether In the world of
business or of politics, only serve to
make their possessor a more noxious,
a more evil member of the communi
ty. If they are not guided nnd con
trolled by a fine and high moral. sense.
Lincoln's Qualities Needed Now.
We of this day must try to solve
many social and Industrial problems
requiring to an especial degree the
combination of Indomitable resolution
with cool headed oanitv. We Can Krotit I
ed a thorn in any man's bosom nnd
besought his supporters to study the
incidents of the, trial through which
they were passing ns philosophy from
which to learn wisdom and not as
wrongs to be avenged, ending with
the solemn exhortation that, as the
strife was over, all should reunite In
a common effort to save their common
"Mightiest of Americans."
He lived In days that were great
against brother for what each sincere-
... ,-...., ,-1 .., fV0 rl-.f r ,i e n.
icsi bo j;i'i..i i.io tii'iiti Lie.1 , no aiiie
can carry it through are rarely able to
do Justice to the deep convictions of
those with whom they grapple in mor-
tal strife. At such times men see
through a glass darkly. To only the
rarest and loftiest spirits is vouch
safed that clear vision which gradually
comes to all, even to the lesser, as the
struggle f.ides into distance tuid
wounds are forgotten and pence creeps
l ack to the hearts that were hurt. Rut
to Lincoln vis given this supreme vi
hlon. He did not hate the man from
whom'lie di tiered. Weakuess was as
foreign as wickedmss to his strong,
gentle nature. L'.ul his courage was of
a quality so high that it needed no
bolstering of dark passion. He saw
clearly that the same high qualities,
the same courage and willingness for
self sacrifice and devotion to the right
as It was given them to see the right,
belonged both to the men of the north
and to the men of the south. As the
years roll by and ns all of us, wher
ever we dweJJ, grow to feel an equal
pride In the valor and self devotion,
alike of the men who wore the blue
nnd the men who wore the gray, so
this whole nation will grow to feel a
peculiar sense of pride In the mightiest
i)f the mighty men who mastered the
mighty days, the lover of his country
mvl of all mankind, the man whose
h.'ood was shed for the union of his
people and for the freedom of a race.
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need of insurance that pays. Th
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Phone 265 Parker Building
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' The Mendicant.
There are those who ascribe the
word "mendicant" to the silly appella
tion put forth as a couundrum, mean
ing a ioor wretch beyond the power of
mending. But something very close to
the term was in use as long ago as
when Chaucer wrote his "Canterbury
Tales." In the "Sompnoure's Tale"
Therefore we "mendtants." we sely freres,
Ben wedded to poverta and continence,
To charltee, humblesse and abstinence,
The "sompnouro" of Chaucer was, of
course, a summoner, or apparitor, and
a person of low estate, and here we
have, lt Is believed, the origin of the
word, which came Into common em
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How About a Good Back View?
"Auntie Liz hud a hard time hav
ing her picture taken today," said her
nephew, who had Just opened a photo
graphic studio nnd had very cour
teously asked his aunt to come and
pose ror a new picture. Vu;;.i. .u . v. c .
M. Hv JAMES I
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"Why, what was the trouble?" asked
"Well, you see. when I told her
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