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BfEBANE, N. C., THUBSDAT. Jannary 19 1911
PERSONAL AND LOCAL BRIEFS
PEOPLE WHO COME AND GO
Items of interest Gathered by
Miss Bessie Corbett, is visiting Mrs.
Mr. Luther Corbett, was in Mebane,
Mr. Brice Warren, from near Corbett
was in Mebane, Tuesday
Good quanity of tobacco was at our
Miss Lula Miles, visited Mrs. N. D.
Miss Sue Mebane, of Burlington, is
visiting Miss Fannie Mebane,
Mrs. J. D. Hunt, and Mrs. Clay King,
called at Mr. A. C. Allens Sunday
Mr.and Mrs.S. G. Morgan,and child
ren spent Sunday at the old home of
Mr. Morgan parents.
Miss Annie Cook, of Spencer, spent
the day with Miss Del lie and Felice
Tell your family if they should evei
want a tomb stone for you to remem
ber T. O. Sharp the Marble man of
Ask permission of Mr. W. E. White
for any use you may wish to make of
the lands of the Mebane Land and Im-
paoyement Co. see ad.
Mr. Clarence Miles, visited his bro
ther Mr. John Miles, and family Sun
Don’t blame the cook, ofcourse you
want have too if you buy your groce
ries of H. E. Wilkinson Co. see ad.
Save mony by buying dry goods,
ladies and mens clothing at Schiffman
Bros. Greensboro see a change of ad
into days issue.
Mrs. Ed. King, and little Doris spent
the day with her parents Mr. and Mrs.
Clay King, Monday.
A great sale of linens is going on at
J. M. Hendrix and Co. Greensboro
white and colored Linen something nice
see change of ad.
Mr. W. W. McCauley, and family
spent Saturday night and Sunday in the
country visiting Mr. Albert Tennin,
You can bake fine buscuits cake etc
if you use the Dixie Pride brand flour
see Holmes Warren & Co. for Ko-
Mrs. Ed. King, httle Doris, and Miss
Annie Cook, of Spencer, spent Monday
night with Mr, John Miles and family,
returning to Spencer, Tuesday morning
If you have not supplied your self
with a nice set of furs, or wish a coat
suit see Charles H. Dorsett Greens
boro. They are going at cost, see ad.
Millions of pounds of butter, eggs,
cheese and poultry held in cold storage
warehouses la Chicago, will be thrown
on the market before May 1 and a
general tumbling of food orices is
Mrs. Katie Bjrton, was married to
Mr. L. S. Straughn, In the McAdoo
parlor at Greensboro, last Wednesday
evening, Mrs. Burton is a lady of
attractive personality, most popular in
Mebane. Mr. Straughn, is a young
man engaged in the insurance and real
estate business here, he is an aggressive
wide awake and much liked citizen.
The marrige was a quiet affair only a
few friends present. The Leader wishes
for them a long happy and prosperous
The Durham Herald deplores the
amount of good roads money “wasted”
while people are learning how to fin
ance highway making. The Herald
overlooks the very real value of just
such popular education, and the North
East portion of Alamance County is
getting this education in a way it does
not appreciate, and this is largely due
to the fact that some of the highway
commissioners have heads as hard as
wood peckers and are as selfish in the
disbursement of public money as old
How Carnegie’.s Wealth
Mounts Each Second.
New York World,
In spite of the $180,000,000 that has
been given away, Andrew Carnegie’s
income is still so great that during the
ten seconds that it may take you to
read this, his income will have been in
creased by $3.
Some of the boys have been guying
Mr. West Warren, about bis havir^
■’lot at, a couple of gazooks. West
says they do not know what they are
talking about, he sayi of coars e gazooks
are a rare animal, but then h« has seen
them. We asked him to describe them
too us, he answared it was a difficult
thing to do as gazooks moved with
great celerity, in fact they Utterly
burned the wind. He says the best
impression he got of a gazook was that
they had a short body and long legs,
but could move their legs with he
rapidity of lightning. He says they
have two wings on their hips ta fan
their heels to keep them from catching
a fire when they get on a full head of
steam. He says running directly
from you they can out speed a win
chester bullet, the only way to shoot
them is in a side run. He says their
hides are fine for shoes for lazy people
as it makes them want to walk fast.
Near Cedar lirove.
The number of passengers that came
to the United States via New York in
the year 1910 was 1,104,000. Of these
770.000 came in the steerage and of
this number it is estimated that over
700.000 were immigrants seeking homes
in this country or Canada. A majority
of the immigrants embarked from
Mediterranean ports, ’^he figure are
from government reports just made
Efland Rfd. 1.
Hello every body since Christmas.
Wearegladto know that Mr. Jim
Thompson is improving.
Mr. C. H. Brooks made a flying
trip to Mebane last Thursday and
bought a fine young mule.
We are expecting a corn shucking
In the neighborhood in a few days Mr.
W. S. Barnwell finished getting up to
Mrs. Vance Ward and Miss Ada Ward
spent the day at Mr. C. H. Brooks last
Any one wishing for good music call
on Mr. W. S. Barnwell with his “Po
Ask Cyrus White who does he call
Mr. Cyrus White and Mr. J. H. Clay
ton were visitors of W. R. Wards Sun
Having some fine weather now
pie are getting busy i|t work.
Mr. J. W. Brooks cH^ried some to
bacco to Mebane last week and reports
good prices. \
The death sngel cavft to the home
of Mrs. Rudie Haily and took from it
the kind woman, Mr^ Haily has not
been dead long and t^w his wife fol
lows, may God bless taie family.
Everybody who wants to know how
to rabbit hunt ask John Carden how he
caught 40 rabbitd in 3 hours time on a
little spot of land.
Mr. Henry Scott, wius a plesant caller
at W. S. BamweU’s Sunday evening.
We are glad to knoir that Mr. J. H.
ClaytMi, has com* fd*%Qr neighbrhood
to stay, hope he will like all 0. K.
There is a lot Of ctickness in the
community at the present hope this grip
will soon clear up.
The little girl of Mr. Robert Walker,
is very ilL hope she will soon be better.
Sorry to say Mr Otho Wilson, had
to go to the Hospital at Kaleigh again
hope he will get along all right.
Mr. Phlem White, attended church
at Cedar Grove Sunday.
Mr.Patrick Small,and brother Odell,of
Mebahe, visited their sister Mrs. W.
S. Barnwell, recently.
W^ heard that Bob Walker, haskilled
one ot them wild turireys he has been
after so k>ng, good lock for Bob.
Tobacco Growers Will Pool
The Crop of 1911
Although not officially given out, it
is reliably stated that the tobacco
gfrowers of the State, in session at
Winston, passed a resolution calling
upon the growers to pool the 1911 crop
upon the plain of the burley growers
The resolutions also calls for the es
tablishment of a dry prizery to facil
itate the handling of the crop. A
second resolution was passed, it is
said, by which the growers agree to
decrease the acreage of the 1911
crop. This resolution was followed by
a refusal to enter into any arrange
ment to offer prizes for the largest
yields per acre, because the princple of
offering prizes for increas^ yields is
in direct opposition to the movement
for decreased acreage.
Southern Will Run
Mebane, Rfd. 5.
The Commoner is now engaged in
demonstrating to its readers the unfit
ness for a Presidential nomination of
Harman, Wilson and Gaynor. That
means a process of elimination by
which finally only the name of Mr.
Bryan will be held worthy of consid
eration. Mr. Bryan declares in effect
that no candidate not committed to his
own political foiderols can be elected;
but that remains to be saen, while it
is a thrice established fact that Bryan
C innot carry the party flag to victory.
Judge (to buglar on trial)-Have
you anything to say, prisoner?
Burglar—Yes, your honer. I was
onl7 actin’ on me doctor's advice ter
take something afore goin’ ter
With the very best wishes for
happy and prosporus New Year to
I remain yours.,
H. W. Miller, assistant to the presi
dent of the Southern railway, informs
the corporation commission that the
Southern railway will within two weeks
put on an additional passenger train
between Greensboro and Raleigh Leave
ing Greensboro 7.30 a. m., arrive in
Raleigh 10.30 a. m. and arrive in Greens
boro at 10 p. m. There will be a Pull
man attached enabling passengers to
take the Pullman at Raleigh and ar
rive in Washington at 8 o’clock the
We leam this new train service will
b^n next Sunday January the22th.
Went Out To See
A Real Estate Deal.
The Tyson Malone Hardware Co,
bought of Mr. P. L. Cooper, and Mr.
S. G. Morgan, the lot east of the
Leader office 33 feet front running back
to the rear street 210 feet, a frontage
on both streets. It is a healthy sign
expected at once, according to commis-1 municepal growth to see real estate
sion merchants. This ought to
charged up to politics ought it not?
If You Are Not Satisfied.
If you are satisfied to have the in
surance adjuster look at the ashes of
your burned buildings, and then pay
you on your policy what they see fit,
then let the law stand as it is, if you
are not content with that arrangement
then write your representive or some
one elses representative to pass a law
to give the people a square deal.
change hands, this is a fine piece
property and wili grow in value.
Stock Holders Meeting.
There will be a meeting of the stock
holders of The Alamance Fair Associ
ation at the off ice on the Fair grounds
on Friday January 27th 1911 at 1 o lock
P. M. to consider the proposition
leaseingthe grounds for the fair.
A very important meeting and a full
attendance is urged.
R. A. Freeman,
Today in America critisim is being
heaped upon the men who would build
up a great merchant marine. Why?—
Criticism in America today is not
“heaped” upon men who would build
up a great merchant marine, but upon
the men who, under the pretext of
building up a merchant marine, would
loot the public treasury for the aggran
dizement of a few privileged shipown
ers, ship operators and shipbuilders.
That’s the fact and that’s “why.”
List of letters remaining unclaimed
at this office for the week ending Jan.
the 14th. 1911.
1 P C “ “ Miss Effie Baines,
1 “ “ Miss Carrinna Belcher,
1 Letter “ Mr. Cora Jones,
IPC “ Miss Johnson Mebane,
1 Letter “ Mr. Ned Qualls,
1 p C “ Mrs. N. E. Smith,
1 p C “ Neler Snypes,
1 Letter “ Nell Alberta Thompson.
IPC “ Mrs. Maggie White,
These letters will be sent to the dead
letter office Jan. the 28th. 1911, if not
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Shanklin
Sunday after noon in Mebane.
Mr. Robin Williams spent Thursday
at Mr. J. M. Miller we are glad to
leam Miss Curley Kenion is better at
Mr. Willie Carden spent Saturday
night and and Sunday at Mr. Bedford
master ^iaua Miner spent Tuesday
night with Master Walter Aulbert.
Miss Sudie Miller call on Misses Ema
and Nanie Aulbert Tuesday.
Mr. W. H. Miller made a flying trip
to Burlington Sunday.
Miss Ethel Dodson spent Thursday
night with Miss Lizzie Berry.
Mr Oley Aulbert and Miss Sudie
Miller called on Miss Nanie Aulbert
Mr. J. L. McCadamas Oley Aulbert
spent Sunday at Mr. J. M. Miller.
Mr. J. E. Shanklin and Miss Mattie
Shanklin called at Mrs L J. Browning
Mr. Fleteher Sykes left one day last
week for Raleigh where he is going to
Mr, Emest Shanklin and Lewis Will
Oakley spent Saturday nipht with Mr.
J E. Shanklin.
Mr. Willie Miller, J. L. McCams,
Felix Ward, Misses Rare and Lillie
Ward called on Misses Ema and Nanie
Auldert Tuesday nightS
Miss Ema Aulbert is spending some
time with her sister Mrs. Sam Mc
Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor has our
sympathy in the loss of their daughter
Miss Sudie Miller spent Friday at
Mrs. J. M. Walker.
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Smith and Mr.
A. L. George Lambert called at Mr.
J. M. Miller Sunday.
Mrs Wade Thompson is on the sick
list we hope her a speedly recover.
Mr. and Mrs. John Faucett spent
Saturday night and Sunday at Mr. J.
Hugh Smith, and Lester Hooker,
two young men of sixteen or seven
teen years of age, made a quiet but
abrupt departure from Mebane, about
two weeks ago, they left without
saying anything to their friends of
their intentions, it however leaked out
that they intendid to go to Norfolk and
take the water rout to California,
little trip of thirteen thousand miles
bytiie way of Cape Horn. They did
go to Norfolk and whistled around there
a while, but on enquiring they found
that the cattle steanutr they expected
♦•lr« naaaorr'^ nnnn tirtf nili^
completed, *ind as Iney would have to
wait some time they decided they
would return home. They took in
Raleigh, Hocky Mount, and Goldsboro
road on the Street cars, and saw the
Elephant. Lester Hicks went on down
below Goldsboro spend some time
with his uncle. Hugh Smith returned
and win limber up so he can help the
boys play ball when the robbins nest
again. It is said Hugh had fifteen cents
when he got home, it is not reported
how much money he took with him.
ADITIONAL TRAIN SERVICE
Mr. Bob. Walkers, little girl was
buried at Mt. Zion cemetary Monday.
Mrs. Julie Compton, is spending this
week at Mr. W. R. Hawkins.
The young ladies are going to have a
box party at Carr, Academy, every
body invited, the date will be named
Messrs Cooper, & Hawkins, are
saving begs in a hmrry this week prepa
ratory to building a big roller mill at
P. L. says he is going ^to eat white
bread if the mill will make it.
Mr. Robyn, the show man gave a
right good and laughable entertainment
at Carr last week, everybody laughed
and enjoyed it very much.
“Wedding Bells” are still ringing and
from observation they are still going
All good wishes and success t.o the
The Honor Roll.
The Leading Florist.
Mr. H. Steinmetz, leading florist of
Raleigh, is thoroughly equiped for
supplying at short notice the prettiest
and most equisit flowers ferns and
evegreens for an occasions in which
these native beauties become conspic
uous by their presence. It was our
pleasure to vint his hot house and
flower emporium some days past, we
found it stocked with the choicest
collection of flower ferns and dainty
bulbs. Mr. Steinmetz, can supply you
at short notice by mail, or express,
any kind of potted plants, bulbs or
Raleigh, is not quite two hours from
Mebane, and you can order what you
wish and get it in a brief time. Make
home attractive by planting flowers.
See his ad. elsewhere.
The following good and true citiznes
haye either renewed their subscription
or become new subscribers since our
last announcment, it is a pleasure to
publish these names, and it is truly a
roll of honor.
J. A. Trollinger, Haw River,
C. B. Smith, Prospect Hill,
W. C. Hodgs, Mebane,
B F. Cates, Haw River,
A. P. Webster, Graham,
G. W. Williams,
Tom Crutchfield, Mebane,
Luther Corbett, Corbetts,
Sylvester Conner, Mebane,
W. T. Jones, Mebane,
L. T. Johnson, Mebane,
H. H. Goodman, Haw River,
W, J. Gibson,
W. A. Florence,
I. J. Carden,
A. R. Holmes, Efland,
J. N. Warren, Mebane,
G. A. Mebane,
Mrs. Claud Newman,
Lewis Jones, Mebane, R. F. D. No. 4
THE PIANO CONTEST
Music can elevate the soul, and give
to it a higher impulse and a holier
purpose. Music is one of the greatest at
traction held out to those hungering
for rest in Heaven, for it embodies
heavens first law that of harmony.
The world has paid high for music,
such as Mozart, Gounod, Franz Litz,
Haydn, and Mendelssohn could make.
The world goes wild with ecstcay over
Paderewsky. There is a thrilling tremor
in every nerve when floods of music
quiver and make the air vibrate with
melody. Music should be in every
home. It has a measureless charm. You
can have music in your home if you
The Leader is offering to you free of
charge a handsome Brazilian Rosewood
Piano absolutely free, an instrument
that would be an ornament to any
home, will you have it? It is your
opportunity now, all it requires is an
effort, to make use of the this oppor
tunity. After it is gone, and the con
test is closed it will be too late to de
Any contestant who may wish ad-
ititional information; write to us and
we will do all we can to enlighten
them. There are several hundred dol
lars in delinquent subscription due the
Leader we will be glad to furnish you
with the list in your neigeborhood. See
those you can, and write to those you
cannot see, and tell them you are in
the contest, and you want to win and
beg them to help you make it possi
ble to win. You never know the extent
of your posibilites until you get to
work and try. A little women in Meb
ane went to work to win a piano, and
when her friends found she was in dead
earnest about it, they helped her and
she won, you can do the same. Go
hard to work.
Oandldates In Plano Contest.
The following is the standing of the
pushing all you
NEW TRAIN INA6URATED
By The Southern Railway
Between Raleigh and
Greensboro, C. Effective
Sunday, Jan. 22,1911.
Will Go To The Lightning
Nathan Montague went to speedy con
demnation at Oxford Monday, when he | claimed before, in calling for the above,
arranged, tried, and convicted of please say advetised, giving date of lis t
was _ .
killing Miss Mattie Sanders, December
19, last. He will be electrocuted Feb
ruary 15. Lawyers declare that it is
unprecendented speed for so aggravated
S. Arther White, P. M.
Between 3 and 4 hundred barrels of
com for sale, and also Bats prolific
seed com $2 per bushel.
Mrs. Z. D. Mumford,
at Mtirry Hill farm,
Mebane, N. C.
Lungs and Long Life.
Effective January 22nd, 1911; new
passengar service will be inaugurated 1
between Greensboro and Raleigh, N. C.
New train No. 108 will leave Greens
boro daily at 7:30 A. M. arrive Raleigh
10: 40 P. M. New train No. 151 will
leave Raleigh daily at 6*30 P. M., arrive
Greensboro 10:00 P, M. Both trains to
make all local intermediate stops.
These new trains will carry a baggage
car, two coaches and Pullman Drawing
Room Sleepily Car. The Sleeping car
to be operated between Raleigh and
Washington, D. C., being handled be
tween Washington, D, C., and Greens
boro, N. C. On trains Nos. 31 and 32.
First sleeping car will leave Washin
gton on No, 31 Saturday, January 21st,
1911, arriving Raleigh on new train
No. 103 Sunday, January 22nd, 1911,
and first car will leave Raleigh on new
train No. 131 Sunday, January 22nd,
1911, arriving Washington on No. 32
Monday morning, January 23rd, IWl.
Effective same date, January 22nd,
train No. Ill will leave Raleigh at 2:30
A. M. and arrive Greensboro at 6:30
A. M. daily.
An Able Sermon.
Presiding Elder Beaman, of this
Methodist district preached a very able
sermon in the Methodist church here
Sunday night last, subject, to “Die is
gain” it was a peice of word painting,
in the most yivid and startling colors,
to die is gain only for those who lived
for Christ, not for those who lived for
the world and its p’easures, an awfull
thought. In the brief span of life we
are clutching for the dimes and dollars
that it is utter impossible to take with
us beyond the border land, nothing
can be held by the stiff nerveless hands
of the dead, money dribbes through
China Against Opium.
The Anti-Opium Society of China
has issued an appeal to the nations for
moral support in its endavors to induce
Great Britain to consent to the im
mediate abrogation of that clause of
the Anglo-Chinese treaty of Tientsin,
signed fifty years ago, which imposes
upon China the disability of prohibiting
he importation of opium from the
British empire. This extraordinary
instrument, which was forced upon
China after the conflict known as the
"opium war,” has seven years yet to
run. In England an enlightened senti
ment has long advocated the abrogation
of the opium clause as a disgrace to
British civilization, and it is this senti
ment that the Chinese reformers are
especially directing their plea.
WAS A RECORD YEAR.
“He was always thought,” said
Uncle Ethan, reflectively, “to be one
of the Charitablest men in the whole
town, and I guess he was. He always
owned a plug hat, for one thing, and
I never knew him to refuse to lend it
to anybody.”—Youth’s Companion.
One of the-most remarkable cases of
longevity en record was that of an
Englishman, bom in 1483, whose dieli-
cate appearance made all the doctors
give him up when he was in the cra
dle. His chest was so narrow, says
the report, that he seemed to have
difficulty in breathing. Well, this
young moribund, condemned by the
doctors to die in short order, died in
1651 at the age of 169. He saw the
reign of ten kings.
Secund Hango consul of Venice a)
Smyrna, measured only 57 centimeters
around'the chest, and one of his Inngs
was diseased. Nevertheless he lived
to the age of 115 years. He was mar
ried five times and had 49 children.
When he was 100 years old, he got his
wisdom teeth. When he was 100, his
hair tuned black agin. At 112 his eye
brows and his board turned black.
DEATH AT EFUHD.
Mrs. Julia Haley Passes
Away—Has Been suffering
Mrs. Julia Hailey passed away Fri
day morning at her home in Efland,
after a lingering illness. Consumption
caused her death. Mrs. Haley was
twenty-three years old and is survived
by her parents, Mr. .and Mrs. J. J.
Taylor, and numbara of other relatives.
The funeral services took place Satur
day at noon and the remains were laid
by the aide of her husband who died in
Miss Julia Thompson, who has been
suffering with blood poisning is some
Mrs. Julia Haley, who was an sick
for some time died Friday at her
fathers, Mr. John Taylors, and was
buried Saturday at Cedar Grove.
The ladies aid socity met at the M.
P. church Thursday, they had a very
There was a storm party at Mr. Chas.
Smiths, Friday night.
Mr. D. M. Qualls, and wife of Mebane
visited his father Saturday and Sunday.
Misses Lula Pratt, Bessie Taylo,
Bessie Baity, Effie Smith, and Mr. Roy
Forrest, took dinner at Mrs. Jordans
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Browes, spent
the day Sunday at Mr. BritHans.
Miss Gladys Jones, called at Mr,
G. C. Thompsons, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, visited Mr.
and Mrs. David Thompson, Sunday.
Mr. Roy Forrest, called on Miss Effie
Smith, Sunday night.
Miss Estell Forrest, and s'Ster Mrs.
O. E. Bivins, went to see their grand
father Mr. Jim McAdams, Sunday who
is in very feeble health.
Mr. Archie Cunny. of Texas, is
visiting his daughter, Mrs C. C. Taylor
and other relatives.
Winter is here again after several
nice spring days which gives us all the
Guess some one wants the line now,
so “I’ll ring off.,
Total Value of Foreign
Trade ot United States
During 1910 Was Greater
-Than Any Year Before.
candidates in the
test for the piano
rings. You should be
can. It will pay you.
Miss Cora Lasley, Mebane, 11,000
“ Myrtle Bowland. Corbett, 4000
*• Vera McAdams, Rfd No 3, 4000
“ Be^e Allen, Cedar Grove. 6000
“ Annie Paris, Saxapahaw, 1000
“ Lois Warren, Selma, 3000
“ Maud Walker, Cedar Grove 1000
Maggie L. Mitchel Watson
Annie Hurdle, Union Ridge,
Maie Reynolds, W^atson, 8000
Rosa Walker, Union Ridge 1000
Viola Rudd, Jerico N, C, 1000
Nettie Oliver, Jerico,
Mary Walker, Hightower,
Mabel Murphy, Corbett,
Nina Warren, Corbett,
Dorsie Vaughn, Watson
Ida Hughes Watson,
Nettie Fitch, Corbett,
Essie Florance, Mebane,
Fannie Vincent, Mebane,
Mabel Murphy, Corbett,
“ Ida Wilkerson, Mebane,
“ Lelia McAdams
Aggreating almost $3,500,000,000,
the toUl value of the foreign trade of
the United States during the year
which ended December 31, 1910, was
greater than that of any year ever
before and left a balance in favor of
the country of ever $300,000,000. It
exceeded the former high record of
1907 by about $80,000,000. This great
total is the value ot the combined
exports and imports of the country as
computed by the bureau of statistics
of the Department of Commerce and
Besides this new record, another
record was broken during 1910 in the
value of imports from abroad. They
amounted to $1,562,807,622.
An Unreasonable Canine.
A little boy was entertaining the min
ister the other day until his mother
could complete her toilet. The minister
to make congenial conversation, inquir
“Have you a dog?”
“Yes, sir; a dachshund,” responded
“Where is he?” questioned the domi
nie, knowing the way to a boy’s heart.
“Father sends him away for the win
ter. He says it takes so long to go
in and out the door, he cools the whole
house off.”—From Success Magazine,
When buying a cough medicine for
children bear in mind ^that Chamber
lain’s enough Remedy is most effectual
for colds, croup and whooping cough
and that it contains no harmful drug,
For sale by All Dealers,
Great King of Small Coun
The first reception since Nicholas
became King of Montenegro was held
in the royal palace recently, and a
picture of the King and Queen, with
their sons and daughters, with their
husbands and wives and a few intimate
guests, was taken. The family of the
late King of Denmark ifumiahed more
than its share of rulers for Europe.
The children of King Nicholas and Queen
Milona of Montenegro are able and
influential. One of thejdaughters is
Helena, the popular Queen of Italy.
It does not take a great geographical
territory to^make a great ruler. Nicho
las governs the youngest and one of
the smallest kingdoms of Europe, and
yet in his real manhood he stands amoi^
the tallest of modem sovereigns. Amidst
the clash of arms, the jealousy of kings
and the greed of governments, Monte
negro has remained an independent
nation for four or five hundred years.
The people are simple, honest, indus
trious, virtuous and patriotic. For
half a thousand years they have never
been conquered by any enemy. Nicho
las during his reign of the principality
had the ability and courage to fight
and defeat Turkey, by his victories
doubling the geographical extent of
territory. Under his administration
graft in any department of the gov-
emment, high or low, is a thing un
known. He is so singularly just in his
character that Mohammedans com«
from over the borders to get his decis
ions in legal contest in preference to
leaving them to the verdicts of their
uwn courts.—Ferdinand C. Inglehart,
D. D., in the Christian Herald.