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Sermon to the People
The constitutionaht x of the
ll'ebb Kenyon bill is the
greatest victory ever (joined
tor prohibition
"Surely goodness and merry shall
tollow me all ihe da." of my life "
I's 23 fi
All the days ot my life What
days they may be' They come by
the week, by the month, by ihe year,
by the life time, and they be always
good days There are the months of
spring when new life is coming into
the flowers after a long sleep under
the snow, and into the birds return
ing with their joyous song of the
south, and the lambs of the flock
run hither and thither in their glad
joy to perform their mission in life,
even the air itself seems [Hirer, and
sweeter as the sower goes forth to
sow Then come the summer days—
those long days when God permits
man to work to his heart's content
summer days for forest growth, for
development of grass and grains that
man and beast may have wTiereof he
may lay by for future use. And the
autumn days with harvests of golden
giain; when the squirrel with nimble
reot scampers about gathering nuts
for his winter's supply; when the
sunsets seem to vie in the fading of
ihe day that those who can appre
elate the heavens may know that
God desires man to see His handi
work in terms of beauty and majesty
and peace, when the dying leaves.
lest ihe'r mission lie lorgotten.
change in all the beauty of a thou
sand shades to prove that God's
color scheme in like Himself - Infi
nite And last the winter days thai
say to the aged: "You must stay
at home now, as the storms are too
severe for your fading years." and
to the youth; "You can vie in health
provoking pleasures," but to nature
it gives a mandate to lie still under
the “now until tomorrow.
We stand on a promontory and
look across the valley and what kind
of days are beyond.' We see there
birthdays for the millions yet to
come; there are the marriage days
when two lives flow together as
the streams united, or as the perfume
01 the men;, flowers, more beauti
ful because of service together; and
the days of a dead past that refuse
to bf forgotten, laden with that which
brings neither Joy nor peace, only
warning; and the death days when
the windows are darkened, and the
sound of the minding has ciased,
for man has gone to iiis long home
and mourners go about the streets.
Yet in all the days goodness and
mercy has bt en the c-destial escort.
There are no days without good
ness and mercy follow along close
behind. They are commissioned to
attend the believer and brighten his
experiences benumbed writh cold,
bewitched, with mist, the sheep lies
down in his weary search to find
shelter. The poor creature has lost
his way. The kind shepherd dis
patches goodness and ruercy to seek
and find the wanderer and gently
bring him to the safety of the flock.
What man has net experienced such
condition? Goodness and mercy may
find, but they cannot always compel
a return, but they never leave their
charge all the days. We never have
seen angels like those that came
to Sodom tor their duty of bearing
news of sudden destruction, but we
have seen some that brought similar
news. Man's determination has often
wrought wreck of him, and even an
gels could not prevent it. We have
not seen messengers like those who
covered the ark, perhaps, but we
have known their message and felt
its joy as we have drawn nigh to
Him who blessed the ark and gave
it its significance and use. Good
ness and mercy have ever followed
thoBe who have tried to worship
aright—goodness to supply every
need, and mercy to secure pardon
David links them together when he
says: "The Dord is good, His mer
cy is everlasting.”
Think of goodness: Ihmk what
God has laid up in the hills for the
miner! If he will seek down deep
he will find the gold that make:! \
business active and the comfort of
a home possible, and it may be had i
for the digging Yet how many who
delve in the earth ever stop to 1
thank the Giver of all good things :
for the abundance of His blessings? j
We are so apt to takp from His hand
and depart leaving Him half insult
ed. We would not do this with a
business associate. We train our;
children not to so do in their so- !
clal relations, yet how forgetful is j
man with his God. Soon the travel- '
er will cross the prairies and see |
on every bill and dale and level the
cattle, the grain, the grass for man
and beast What goodness, what
mercy' Then passing he comes to
the higher hills and the still higher
mountains, yet he has not passed
beyond the goodnesses and mercies
.a a kind Heavenly Father Then
he comes into the cities and towns
of ihe land and there are the hos
pitals, homes for the unfortunate,
places of correction lor the way
ward, schools for training and all
testify to the goodness and mercy of
God Well may we exclaim to every
man 'Taste and See that the I.ord
is good" lu thinking ot goodness
we must also think of mercy, for
they travel as companions. As God
showers goodness so showers He
mercy He delighteth In mercy."
"He is rich in mercy." "Mercy is
His throne" I will commune with
thee from off the mercy seat." You
cannot number the stars of heaven,
thi drops oi rain, the rays ot the
sunshine, the mercies of your Hea
venly Father.
As tile shepherd goes quietly along
w ith the she* p his uogs run hither
and thither at his every command.
The sheep are thus iimiu easily guid
ed. They soon learn the punish
ment of d.sobedience and the play
fulness of companionship. And these
dogs may have been named "good
ness and mercy" for the line ser
vice they render, lly them the sheep
are protected in the rear from sud
den attack. The keen scent of the
dogs is quick to detect lurking dan
gers, and they are eager to elimi
nate all harm. So is goodness and
mercy in the life of every man.
They follow and follow wheresoever
we may go. Indeed, the fact that
they follow suggests tiiat there are
wanderers. We get away front the i
flock. Out into the world are pit- j
falls of which we know not until j
we are entrapped in sudden destruc
tion. .Many is the man anil woman j
who once walked with the Lord and ;
who now has wandered into by and !
forbidden paths, There he finds oth i
ers wim have wandered and they j
are companions lit wickedness. It is j
not an uncommon utterance to hear I
a mother whose daughter has mar
ried a man of little character and !
less religion say : "1 would give my
life ll I could only get daughter back j
to the days when she delighted in j
the church and all things that are j
good.” Influences have led her into
uie ways or the transgressor, aim ;
those many experiences have taught I
her that "the way of the transgres j
sor is hard” yet she remains with
those whom site knows are drawing I
her lower and lower. How kind is i
God that He puts "goodness and !
mercy” on her track, who will follow '
her "all the days.” 1 ou can’t get;
so far away from God that he does ;
not know just where you are, just
what keeps you away, and just how
unhappy are the moments of calm
reflection or sudden danger. It is
easy enough to be bold when others 1
are bold, but let one get alone or ;
among those who emphasize the bet i
ter things, and the heart grows sick !
with it all. The wicked are apt to :
boast and praise the days of wicked- j
ness and say: "All is well, eat drink I
and be merry," but there are calm !
days coming days of serious though; '
and bitter wail, all because "goodness '
and mercy' will not leave the war;
derer. The boy runs away from his
widowed mother and she puts her
prayers on his track. He may go
to the wilds of the nonhland, but he
can never get away from those pray
ers. Visit one of the rescue mis
sions of our cities and this fact will
be repeated time and again. No
man can get away from the love ot
a good, Christian mother. Take the
daughter who wants her own way
and is desperate in her determina
tion. leaving home and all good sur
rounding* she goes out into tne
j city, out in the shadow s, and in the
night. Rut mother love, mother ten
derness, mother solicitude, follow her
all the days of her life. Just as
well try to get away front your own
' shadow as front God’s love and care,
lie will knock at the door of your
heart as long as there is life in your
body and wickedness in your heart.
1 as He pleads and pleads for you to
I come home again. God will not for
get, will not fall, will not forsake
| those who put their trust in Him.
; nor will He leave the wanderer with
| out "goodness and mercy" constantly
' on their track.
With such guides so near, truly
the psalmist could say “Burely." By
! ort experiences he had learned that
God is "Infinite eternal and unchange
j able in His being, wisdom, power,
holiness. Justice, goodness and truth."
Though man may doubt and distrust
Him, yet "He abideth faithful." He
will follow us even unto death. It
may b«* at a distance, for wo will
n<»t permit Him close, but He will
follow And why had the psalmist
such confidence that he could *a\
“surely0'' Because He had never
failed him the years of a busy and
dangerous career Hunted by Saul
from cave to mountain, yet he was
never harmed, but always delivered
Surely, for He will complete that
which He has begun in every life
Surely, for He has pledged Himself
by “many exceeding great and pre
cious promises.” Surely, for if He
has set His love for eternity He will
not forget in time.
Let ever> man take new courage.
Those who know Him know that He
will ever keep goodness and mercy
close behind, to those who know Him
jus a Hod of salvation, that He will
be with them "even to the end of
the age." There are those who have
trial5* many and sore, those who
have discouragements frequent and
harrowing, those who have the peace
that passeth understanding, yet all
know that “All things work together
for good to them that love the Lord"
and that “As thy days so shall thy
strength be. ’
(Associated i'u-ssi
WASHINGTON, I). C\. Feb. lfi.
The suggestion that an American
commission review the leturns of
the Cuban presidential election, in
order to ascertain that no election
fraud is perpetrated, is considered
at the stale department as a possible
solution of the revolutionary situa-1
tion in Cuba, it is understood to
be a certaintj that the administra
tion has no intention of intervening;
unless the situation becomes more :
complicated than it is at the present 1
The rebels are in control of San- '
Dago and several smaller towns,, but
the government forces control the
greater part of the island. The Am
erican gunboat Petrel i at Santiago >
watching the situation, while the
naval repair ship Dixie is at Havana.
It Is thought probable that the1
presidential votes which are to be I
cast at Oriente on February 20 will j
decide the election.
At the time that ihe corner stone
for the Alaska Agricultural College
and School of Mines v. as laid near
the government farm on the Fair- ,
banks-Ester trail, on fuly 4, 1915. i
Delegate from Alaska James Wicker-|
sham, who officiated, made a [
speech in which lie asked the co-ope- |
ration of all Fairbanksans in the |
matter of securing aid for the es- |
tablishment of the coll go from the i
Alaska legislature. At the same ]
time he named a conn littee for co- j
operation purposes, appointing J. H.
Groves as its chairman. The others ;
named were:
Mrs. Anne 1’. Caskey, Mr. O. P. i
Gaustad, Mr. Andrew N’erland, Mr. |
Richard C. Wood, Mr. Theodpre John :
son, Mrs. Harriett 11. Hess, Mr. A. I
R Heilig, Mr. Martin Harrais, Mrs. j
Isabelle Hall. Mr Robert W. Taylor,;
Mr. Adolph Bruning.
This committee tias decided that !
the time is now ripe to ask the ter- 1
ritorial legislature to do something
toward t He establishment of the
school. Accordingly Mr. Groves has
called a meeting, which wiil be held
at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon at
the office of Attorney A. R. Heilig,
lor the purpose of discussing the
matter. He has issued a special re
quest to all of the members of the
committee to be pre-ent at the |
tie t ting.
William H. McPhee is in receipt of
a telegram from Nenana, dated
Thursday, which states that Mrs.
Stella Madole was to have under
gone an operation for appendicitis
at the government hospital yester
day. She has been troubled with
the malady for some time, accord
ing to the wire, and it was only re
cently that her friends managed to
induce her to submit to the neces
sary operation. Mrs. Madole former
ly resided in this vicinity, being
particularly well known on the
In the office of the clerk of court
yesterday Emil Edward Kaakinnen
made application for his first natur
alization papers. Mr Kaakinnen is a
native of Finland, and has been a
resident of Fairbanks for four years.
(Associated Press)
LONDON, Feb. 16.—Announcement was made lrom!
the British admiralty office tonight to the effect that Britain
lias proclaimed a new war zone to prevent the exit of Ger
man submarines from their bases in Germany and Belgium
into the Atlantic ocean. The new zone includes the steam
ship route north of Scotland and down the Irish coast, to
get her with other steamer lanes It is understood to have
been liberally strewn with mines, and as a consequence all
neutral shipping has been warned to keep on the lookout
for them. j
(Associated 1 ’ress. i
WASHINGTON, I). C\, Feb. 10.— With its drastic
prohibition amendments which nullify the laws in certain
dry states which permit the importation of limited quanti
ties of liquor for personal use, the postal appropriations
hill passed the senate today. Alter passing the senate the
bill was immediately carried to the house, which had pre
viously passed it without the provision regarding the pre
vention of liquor importation into certain states. It is un
derstood that the house will ask for a conference on the
(Associated Pi ess i
In a speech delivered on the floor of
the house of representatives today,
Congressman Ashton P. Shallenber
ger, of Nebraska, one of the Demo
cratic members of the house military
committee bitterly arrai; tied the man
agement of Lhe United States army,
lie said that the army was misman
aged at present, and that it always
had been mismanaged. He places
the fault on the general si aft of the
army and the war depai tinent in geji
oral, some of the high r officials of
the deparement coming within the
scope of his critical 1 emurks.
Representative Shallenberger thinks
that our army costs t 10 much. At
least, he so stated in h s speech. He
said that he had painfully looked
over the plans of the general staff
for the coming year, and he pre
dicts that, if the plan, are carried
out, the army will cost fully one
billion dollars per year.
The speech of Representative Shal
lenberger was made in opposition to
the army appropriation bill which is
now being debated In the house. The
bill, as it stands at present, carries
with it appropriations for the vari
ous branches of the at my aggregat
ing $247,000,000.
The regular quarterly edition of
the Alaskan Churchman, a publica
tion of the Episcopal church and
missions or Alaska, is just off the
press. It is a particularly good num
ber, the articles to be found within
its covers being of a nature which
will undoubtedly be pleasing to all
who see them. It is also a particu
larly well illustrated number, the
cuts used having arrived In Fair
banks but recently from the Outside
and being taken from photographs
secured in all parts of Alaska
(Associated Press)
SEATTLE, Feb. 16.— Judge Gilliam,
of the superior court of King county,
today overruled the motion for a
new trial in the breach of promise
case of Margaret Strand vs. Peter
Malone, which case comes from in
terior Alaska and which some time
ago was decided in favor of the
plaintiff. At the time of returning
the verdict the jury recommended
that the defendant Malone pay the
complainant the sum of $20,000 as
a balm for her injured feelings, and
Judge Gilliam signed a judgment to
day, following his overruling the mo
tion, in that amount.
One of the passengers on the N.
C. stage leaving this morning for
Chitina will be Fred C. Thrasher,
who is on his way to the States. Mr.
Thrasher has resigned his position
with the Alaskan Engineering com
mission at Nenana to accept another
job on the Outside.
He was a timekeeper on the Happy
station construction job near here
last summer, and when that work
was closed for the winter he was
in the resident engineer's office in
Fairbanks for some time, leaving
here in December to work in the
Nenana headquarters.
Scratch pads for sale at The Citi
zen office.
'(.IRI. 14 YEARS
1 hsti i<i Attorney It. K. Roth re
ports the receipt last night of a tele
cram in.m Ruby emit ining intelli
gence of tie birth ol n eight-pound
b: b girl to l.ila I,ink . the fourteen
y. ...r- lrl daughter of . r. and Mrs
William Links The littl girl mother
and her child are reported to be I
getting along nicely. "1 he birth took
place on February 13 at the Links
home on Long creek, in 'he Ruby dis
trict, according to the wire.
The Links child is (he underage
girl who is alleged to have been
victimized, by Charles S. Knutson,
■••.ho is now in jail at Ruby awaiting
the action of the grand jury under a
barge of rape. The crime is alleged
to have been committ'd here earl}
last summer while th Links girl
was living at the Knutson home.
(A csuciated
WASHINGTON. I). (\. Feb. 16.
Tile amendment to the postal ap
propriations bill, providing for the
reduction of postage on drop letters
lo one cent and the increase of sec
ond class mail rates, was defeated
in the senate today cn i point of j
order. As a consequem ■ thete is no j
likelihood of a change i:i postal j
rates, for the present at least.
(Associated I’rcss)
LONDON, Feb. 16. It is unofficial
ly reported here that the new llritish
loan is meeting with far greater suc
cess than was anticipated. If is
understood that an aggregate of a
thousand million pounds has already
been subscribed and that more sub
scriptions in large amounts are com
ing In daily.
J. E. Clark, clerk of district court,
yesterday received a telegram from
Judge C. E. Bunnell stating that
he would leave Juneau next Mon
day, enroute to Fairbanks. He will
very probably arrive in town about
March 1.
As far as could he learned. Judge
Bunnell has made no appointment for
jury commissioner yet. It is thought
that lie will probably not appoint
one before he arrives here.
According to information received
in town yesterday, A. Nelson died
suddenly at Nenana Thursday night.
The immediate cause of the death
could not be ascertained.
He was taken sick late Thursday
evening and rushed to the railroad
hospital there at once, where the
trouble was diagnosed as appendi
citis, and an operation was consul
ercd necessary Whether the opera
tion was performed, or whether Mr.
Nelson died before it could be per
formed, could not be learned.
He had been in the employ of the
Engineering commission since last
summer, when he started work as
timekeeper on the Happy station con
struction work. When this work was
completed he went to Nenana as a
timekeeper on a Job near there
Once I saw
Approaching toward my flivver on
the highway,
A heavy truck and a speeding bike
And an ice-cart, too close to dodge.
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The "dressmakers' dress," which
is heralded as the incoming mode,
cannot fail to win over admirers
when it is presented in models as
chic Jiiv thcsG co'm . hov.n in the nsw
suit departments, says an exchange.
Nothing less than genius ever suc
ci eded in making a one-piece dress
of such originality and beauty, that
is equal to doing the duty of a suit.
There is a double skirt, with the
overskirt full and tho bodice opens
over an embroidered vest. The vest
and overskirt provide as much
warmth as the coat in a coat suit.
lilt- underskirt seems narrower
than il really is This effect is
more a matter of straighter Hues
than scant material. It is full
enough for comfortable walking. The
overskirt is laid in four plaits at
each side of the front and in box
plaits across the back. It is bor
dered at tbe front w'ith six narrow
folds of silk, and they give it a very
slight flare at the bottom.
The bodice is an affair for an ex
pert dressmaker to describe, and the
uninitiated fashion reporter can only
marvel at it. It is draped away
from the vest at the waistline and
ornamented with folds of silk that
extend themselves to the skirt. A
tab of embroidery lends a line of
bright color to the sedate tones of
the cloth and silk folds and repeats
the design (of which there is a
glimpse) that covers the vest. The
bodice appears to be In one piece,
with the skirt at the back.
Full straight sleeves are shirred
in at the wrists and bordered with
fur. and a soft muffler collar of fur
protects the throat. Any of the soft
wool fabrics might be used in a
dress of this kind, and it is more
than likely that we shall see It made
in satin. The hat worn with it is a
Russian inspiration of satin embroid
ered with colored silks. This is the
last word in costumes.
Hats have been matched up with
muit' and neckpieces, with bags and
frocks, and now it remains for them
unlv to be matched up with blouses.
Narrow black velvet edges many
of the flounces introduced on the
skirts of gowns.
Wit ill applied is a dangerous
Pouring oil on troubled waters
often sets the river afire.
There is no need for faded hats,
either felt or straw, for hats will
come out of the dyepot as good as
new by following the general dyeing
directions. A big dishpan is a con
venient vessel to do the boiling in,
and a saucer placed on top keeps
the 'nat under water; of course,
there being no folds, the dye does not
need to be stirred, and 15 minutes
is generally long enough for the
boiling The crown has to be dried
and shaped over a bowl or tin pall,
whichever fits best, and the brim
should be propped up into the shape
in which you wish to dry It. When
>ou are going to change the shape
of a straw hat and sew It on a more
modern frame, It Is best to rip the
straw apart.
Many rare old books are worth
main times their weight In gold,
hut the most valuable modern book
has recently been completed for an
'merican millionaire. This remark
able book is a volume of Keats'
poems illuminated on vellum and
illustrated throughout with hand
painted miniatures. The cover la
composed of more than 4,4011 sepa
rate pieces of colored leather, form
ing an intricate design, which in
turn is completed by 1,000 precious
tones The value of the book is,
el i ours-, enormous
The separate skirt, like the shirt
waist. seems to return every season,
lake perennial flowers, it is sure of
a welcome. Among the new models
for winter there are many made of
plaid and barred woolens, a good
nunibet in plain fabrics, and few
stripes. This is simply a reaction
from the all prevailing stripes of mid
summer. As a rule colors are sub
dut-d, by comparison with the bright
and often violent color-contrasts In
summer skirts. ilut this does not
signify that they are dull.
The introduction of cross bars of
white or black on fabrics that show
color contrasts in plaids or checks
gives them life and sparkle. Pipings
ot a plain color, matching the cross
bar, add a happy touch in the finish
of their skirts.
A pretty model is made with the
front cut on the straight of the
goods and the back on the bias.
Both pieces are attached to a fitted
yoke eut on the straight and piped
with plain white to match the cross
bar The yoke is extended into a
tab at each side, defined by large
white pearl buttons. The waistline
is slightly raised, dispensing with a
belt of any kind.
A skirt recently shown w-as cut to
instep length, but this greatly added
length is an innovation that is in
the experimental stage. It detracts
from the skirt both in comfort and
smartness. The chances are that
skirts will make some concession to
the new mode as to length, but good
sense will not extend them below
the ankles. The shorter skirt is
cleaner and better looking.
Harold Lockwood and May Allison,
Producer Fred J. Balshofer and the
balance of the Yorke-Metro players
who have been appearing in Harold
McGrath’s "Pidgin Island," have fln
islied their work at Monterey and re
turned again to the Los Angeles
studio. Five thousand feet of film
were required to make the picture.
NEW YORK, Feb. 16. At a meet
ing of the American Railway Asso
ciation's executive committee today
plans for the railroads of the coun
try to enter into a national defense
plan in the event of war, were dis
cussed at great length, and it was
decided that the railroads will at all
times co-operate with the govern
ment in the matter of moving troops
or supplies from one coast of the
country to the other or to any part
of the country. Following the meet
ing the railroads, through their rep
resentatives congregated here, in
formed President Wilson that the
resources of their organization are
at the disposal of the government at
any time in the event of war.
A special committee ot railroad
men, consisting of the presidents or
other officials of eighteen railroads,
was appointed for national defense
purposes. it will be the business
of this committee to keep in touch
with the government at all times
and to work in conjunction with
government officials in the matter of
national defense in the event that
the United States goes to war.
According to information received
in town recently, a six-months-old
baby boy was smothered to death
near Fort Yukon during the latter
part of January. "Jimmie” Carroll
and his half-breed wife were camp
ing out one night while making a
trip into Fort Yukon, and during the
night, in her sleep, the mother lay
on the baby in such a manner as to
smother it.
WASHINGTON, I). 0., Feb 16.
un account of the fact that they are
facing prosecution in the federal
courts on the charge of effecting
combinations in restraint of trade in
bolding up the price of their pro
duct, the. news print paper manufac
turers have proposed to the federal
trade commission that the commis
sion fix a reasonable price for the
output of the principal manufacturing
plants and mills of the United States
and of Canada, it is believed that
the commission will accept the pro
posal, for, aftei a rate is once fixed
it will have attained its object in
starting legal proceedings against the
manufacturers. If the proposal is
accepted by the trade commission
the acceptance will mark the ex
pansion of the functions of the gov
ernment, according to the officials
For their part, the manuiaciurer*
seem willing to see the paper war,
which has been going on in this
countr>' for the past six months,
come to an end. They assume that
if the commission accepts their pro
posal. the grand Jury Investigations
commenced at New York will be
dropped and that there will be no
further prosecutions.
(Associated Press)
LONDON. Fob 16.-Reports re
ceived at the British admiralty of
f;ce are to the effect that five steam
ships. one sailing vessel and one
trawler were sunk today by German
submarines. All of the vessels were
of British register Their aggregate
tonnage was 9.536.

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