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St Patrick's Day Memories
By DENIS A. MCCARTHY
(From his 'Volume of Poetry, "Voices of Erin. ")
Here in the strangers' city
The winds blow bitter and keen, '
But over the sea in Ireland now
I know that the fields are green ;
I know that the fields are green, and the snow
From the hills has melted away.
And the blackbird sings, an the shamrock
On dear St. Patrick's Day !
I know that the bells are ringing
From many a belfry quaint.
In many a chapel the sa.ga.rt tells
The glory of Ireland's saint;
From many a cabin lowly and poor.
From many a mansion gay.
The strains arise to the list'ning skies
Of sweet " St. Patrick's Day."
I know that the boys are gathered
Outside on the village green.
Where many a feat of stalwart strength
Enlivens the sunlit scene;
And who would be blaming an Irish youth
For letting his glances stray
To the cailins dressed in their Sunday best
On dear St. Patrick's Day?
Here in the strangers city
Are fortune and fame galore.
The poor man's son may win if he will
A measure of golden store;
But ever when springtime comes again
I wish I were far away
' Where the Suir flows and the shamrock
On dear St. Patrick's Day I
St. Patrick's Greatness
N Englishman who had
toured the United
States said to ' an
. "I cannot understand
it. On the 22d of
hi February I supposed
there would be a grand national dem
onstration in honor of George Wash
ington. But nothing occurred. On the
17th of March the city I was in was
decorated in green flags and Irish em
blems fluttered everywhere, the hotel
menu card was in green ink and the
evening paper came out in green.
"Bands played in the streets, men
paraded, the city police force and mili
tary turned out, there were balls, ban
quets and public speaking. What I
want to know is whether St. Patrick
or George Washington is the nation's
Some Idea of how powerful a figure
St. Patrick was may be gained by
comparing the memory of St. Patrick,
born 1,535 years ago, with that of
George Washington, who has been
dead a little more than a century.
St. Patrick went into Ireland when
it was plunged in the darkness of
paganism. He confronted a hostile
people with a dozen assistants. He
carried the new civilization with him.
He met a fighting race and subdued it
His first work in reaching a com
munity was to preach the gospel in
the native tongue of the people. This
he did with Pauline fervor and a fire
of conviction which fired the heart and
imagination of the people. You can
look at the work of any Irish priest
to-day and see the duplication of St.
Patrick's method. First a talk to the
people, then the building of a church,
then the erection of a school, and
then the exhortation to practice the
Christian virtues, the succor of the
widow and the orphans, the weak, the
fallen and the aged.
Patrick established . universities
which, by the labor of the inmates,
were self-sustaining, and to which the
youth of England flocked by thousands.
Europe, during his lifetime, was in
conflagration. Hordes of the north,
Goths and Vandals, ravaged the south,
and the lamp of learning, extinguished
on the continent, burned brightly in
the cloisters of the monasteries and
universities of Ireland. Patrick trans
lated nothing into Irish. He taught
the Irish Latin and implanted, full
born, the civilization of Christian
He Introduced the arts and crafts,
developed agriculture, taught Industry,
application and love of work. Inslitu
tions of learning, churches and homes
of religious workers, training schools
and seminaries, were supported, not
by contributions, but by labor of the
From idleness to industry, from
fighting to the arts of peace, from
Druldical worship to Christian prac
tice and Ideals, St. Patrick turned the
whole island by personal effort and
example, by incessant exhausting toil.
He died as he lived, without the pos
session of a groat.
The arts and letters, science and
' biblical knowledge which fled from the
continent took refuge in the famous
schools ilch made Durrow and Ar-
ragh the universities of the west. To
the eternal honor of Irish hospitality
be it said that these thousands of
strangers from every country in Eu
rope were not only welcomed, but sup-,
plied gratuitously with books, clothes
The scholarship thus engendered re
furnished Europe when, a century's
anarchy over, the l.-isb. missionaries
emerged from schools and flashed over
the charred remains of European civilt
zation the sacred light of learning.
ho, wnen me bearer .of the name
Patrick, laborer and toiler though he
be, remembers that his title is de
scended from one of the proudest in
Rome, patrician, and thinks in his
poverty and humility of the ancient
glory of his people, where is there an
American who will not honor In him
the survival through the centuries of
the pride and learning and achieve
ment of his ancestors, and join him
on St. Patrick's day in singing "All
Hail to St. Patrick?"
BROUGHT OLD FOES TOGETHER.
Two Results of Deep Potations on St.
Here Is an echo of St. Patrick's day
in a story that, is going the rounds of
the police officers in a certain district.
In fact, the story began two years
back from the 17th of last March. At
that time a certain son of Erin, in
honor of the patron saint of his coun
try, imbibed just freely enough to
make him a bit peevish. A gentleman
whose ancestors hail from the land of
the Kaiser Wilhelm did the same
thing, possibly because it was not the
day dedicated to the patron saint of
his country the average man can find;
an excuse in anything when he wants
to take a little more than is good for
With such inspiration on St. Pat
rick's day, 1907, it did not take much
to get up a goodly-sized quarrel be
tween the Irishman and the German,
and each said mean and horrid things
about the land which the other de
lighted to honor. By and by it
reached the "You're another" stage.
And for a whole year the two
guardians of the peace were enemies,
But on St. Patrick's day next year
the twain again indulged in frequent
libations, and this time with different
results, for each one was inspired
with a great and deep love for all
With this love in their hearts the
old enemies met.
"Herman," said the Irishman, "be
gorra, but I'm a mane man. Will ye
fergive and fergit for the sake of
"Sure Mike, but dat iss von ting
There is not any moral to this story
unless it is that there are queerer
things than green snakes to be seen
on St. Patrick's day. Cleveland
A NURS EXPERIENCE.
Backache, Pains in the Kidneys, Bloat.
Ing, Etc., Overcome.
A nurse is expected to know what
to do for common ailments, and wom
en who suffer back
ache, constant lan
guor, and other com
mon symptoms of
should be grateful
to Mrs. Minnie
Turner, of E. B.
St., Anadarko, Okla.,
for pointing out the way to find quick
relief. Mrs. Turner used Doan's Kid
ney Pills for a run-down condition.
backache, pains in the sides and kid
neys, bloated limbs, etc. "The way
they have built me up is simply mar
velous," says Mrs. Turner, who is a
nurse. "My health improved rapid
ly. Five boxes did so much for me I
am telling everybody about it."
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Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo, N. Y.
Lost Articles Department.
Bridget, who had administered the
culinary affairs of the Morse household
for many years, was sometimes torn
between her devotion to her mistress
and loyalty to the small son of the
"Bridget," said Mrs. Morse, in a
tone of wonder, after an inspection of
the storeroom, "where have those
splendid red apples gone that the man
brought yesterday those four big
"Well, now, ma'am," said poor Brid
get, "I couldn't rightly say; but I'm
thinkin' if you was to find where my
loaf o' hot gingerbread is, likely thim
four red apples would be lyln' right on
top of it, an' I'm hopin' his little stum
mick can stand the sthrain." Youth's
A TRAIN LOAD OF TOBACCO.
Twenty-four Carloads Purchased fof
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What is probably the biggest lot of
all fancy grade tobacco held by any
factory in the United States has just
been purchased by Frank P. Lewis, of
Peoria, for the manufacture of Lewis'
Single Binder Cigars. The lot will
make twenty-four carloads, and is se
lected from what is considered by ex
perts to be the finest crop raised in
many-years. The purchase of tobacco
is sufficient to last the factory more
than two years. . An extra price was
paid for the selection. Smokers of
Lewis' Single Binder Cigars will appre
ciate this tobacco.
Peoria Star, January 16, ipoQ.
A - lazy man makes as much fuss
when he has a little job of work on
hand as an old hen doer who is try
in; to raise one chick.
Throat Trouble may "follow a Cough, or
Hoarseness. "Brown's Bronchial Troches"
Rive relief. 25 cents a box. Samples free.
jonu 1. crown 6c on, Jtsoston,
A man who needs advice is apt' to
get the kind he doesn't want.
Paderewski, while performing in
New - York, split the nail on one of
his fingers. Our dispatch does not say
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Dentist I wonder does he really
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His First Visit.
The wide check of his suit and his
monocle proclaimed his nationality
from afar. His first American ac
quaintance, met on the steamer, had
supplied him with an immense amount
of strange and wonderful information
about the United States.
"And since you are an Englishman,"
It was explained, "every store will at
once charge you from five to ten times
what they would ask an American."
1 "Eh! What?" said the Britisher,
aghast, and then with a look of great
cunning: "But, my word! I snawn't
tell them, don't you know!"
Thanks to the Burglar.
The dark lantern flashed through
the flat Then came the gleam of a
"Hands up!" hissed the head of the
family. "You're a burglar."
"Y-yes," gasped the intruder, as he
faced the cold steel.
"What have you stolen?"
"Your wife's pug dog."
"H'm. Er if that's all yon may
sneak out quietly."
"And your motherin-law's parrot."
"You don't say. Well, here is some
"And your daughter's phonograph."
"Good! Here's some more loose
- "Also your son's punching bag."
"What! Great Scot, man, come out
to the library and I'll open a special
Might Look for Recovery.
The following was told of the pa
tient of a well-known New York phy
sician: The patient, an elderly gentleman,
became quite ill while the doctor was
absent upon a vacation, the indisposi
tion being the result of too frequent
potations. A female nurse was at once
engaged to care for him in his hotel.
A lady, residing In the same hotel,
became aware of his illness, and In
terested herself to the extent of one
morning inquiring concerning his con
dition of the chambermaid.
"Shure, ma'am," replied Maggie,
"an I think he do be getting along
very well. The nurse was sittin' on
his. lap this mornin'l"
Wash and drain the oysters, dip in
beaten egg and broil in melted butter
after rolling In fine dust; arrange on
platter, sprinkle with chopped celery
and cover with the fo:owing sauce;
Blend two tablespoonf uls of butter with
two tablespoonfuls of flour, add a little1
salt and pepper, then, gradually, a cup
of scalded milk; over all sprinkle a
little chopped parsley; serve on deli-,
cate slices of toast; sauce should be
cooked in double boiler fifteen min
utes. Rich and delicious.
The "True Shamrock."
The "true shamrock" to an Irish
man, is the plant which is known by
that name around the spot of his or
his father's birth. But the botanist
has as much trouble in identifying it'
as he has in identifying the "mayflow
er" of New England, a name Which is
applied in different localities to the
trailing arbutus, to the saxifrage, to
the hepatlca and to two or three other
plants. In spite of the fact that the
hailing arbutus is the mayflower of
New England literature, the word is
much more commonly and popularly
applied to the saxifrage than il is to
Frozen Egg Nog.
Separate nine fresh eggs and beat,
the yokes until creamy and the whites
until stiff. To the yolks add the sugar
(one pint), beating as you add. Then
add one quart of boiling hot milk. Let
this stand until cold. Now add one
pint of cream, one-fourth pint best
French Cognac, the egg whites and one
nutmeg grated. Place in a freezer and
freeze the same as punch. Serve in
punch cups and top with whipped
St. Patrick's Iron Hand Be!.
No visible memorial of Patrick has
escaped the chances of time with one
possible exception. This is a four
sided iron hand bell, preserved in the
national museum at Dublin, which, if
it were not actually used by the saint,
may have been in use at Armagh a
hundred years or so after his death.
When baking bread, make these,
and do not let the name frighten you.
When the bread has risen the second
time cut narrow slices from it and dip
'each of these in a small stew kettle
(half-filled with boiling fat. When
well-browned dip into a sirup made
by boiling together a cup of sugar, a
little water and a half-teaspoonful of
cinnamon boiled until it candies. Set
the pieces of bread aside to dry.
Into a bowl squeeze the juice of six
large oranges and the grated rind or
one orange. Add sugar to taste and
enough water to make of the desired
strength. Turn into a freezer and
freeze until thick, but not too stiff,
To make it frothy put in the unbeaten
whites of three eggs before grinding,
Breaking Up Colds.
A cold mav be stormed at the start hv a
couple of Lane's Pleasant Tablets. Even
in cases where a cold has seemed to gain
so strong a hold that nothing could break
it, these tablets have done it in an hour or
two. All druggists and dealers sell them at
25 cents a box. If you cannot get them
send to the DroDrietor. Orator F. Wood
ward, Le Roy, N. Y. Sample free.
The 1909 Model. ;
Mistress You are sure she was a
lady, this caller who didn't leave her
Butler Oh, yes, madam, a pufflck
lady. 'Er fingers was cigarette-stained
and she smelt o' gasoline very strong.
BABY HORRIBLY BURNED
By Boiling Grease Skin All Came Off
One Side of Face and Head
Thought Her Disfigured for Life.
Used Cuticura: No Scar Left.
"My baby was sitting beside the
fender and we were preparing the
breakfast when the frying-pan full of
boiling grease was upset and it went all
over one side of her face and head.
Some one wiped the scald with a
towel, pulling the entire skin off. We
took her to a doctor. He tended her
a week and gave me some stuff to put
on. But it all festered and I thought
the baby was disfigured for life. I
used about three boxes of Cuticura
Ointment and it was .wonderful how
it healed. In about five weeks it was
better and there wasn't a mark to tell
where the scald had been. Her skin
is just like velvet. Mrs. Hare, 1,
Henry St., South Shields, Durham,
England, March 22, 1908."
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