A lecture course in a town the size of LeRoy is not a money-making proposition whatever. It is a matter of public enterprise and should command the earnest support of every citizen of the town and community. Through the lyceum bureau is the only way a town like LeRoy can secure the talent for the high-class entertainments which are scheduled for this year's course. M. P. Cook is the president of the committee of this year's course and is working hard to make it a success. L. V. Watson, E. K. Lucy and a number of others have tickets to sell, or they can be bought at McKinney's drug store, and the people who are interested in seeing some musical and literary numbers with a fine lecture besides, should not wait to be asked to buy a ticket. Hunt up one of these citizens and ask for the tickets. They cost only $1.50 apiece for the season of six numbers.
Queer Quirks of News
Brazil, Ind.--Charles J. Wilkinson, 69, was born and married on September 26. September 26 last he died.
Evansville, Wis.--Flemming Richardson and his sister Mrs. Jacob Michels were devoted to each other. About a year ago their health began to fail, and recently they died--both on the same day.
Freeport, Ill.--George Swanson has a freak kitten which seems to be more rabbit than cat. It refuses to eat meat or drink milk, and lifes entirely on potatoes and turnips.
Jefferson, Mo.--Lee Phillips is the pioneer sunflower grower of the "show-me" state. He has 800 acres in bloom, for which he says he will get $35 to $50 an acre. The seed are used for chicken feed and certain breakfast foods.
Baltimore, Md.--In the suit for limited divorce brought by Owen Tracy, his wife said he had not taken a bath for twenty-six years they had lived together. She alleged he slept in the cellar by the coal bin, and for five years sat in the cellar at night until bed time and spent his Sundays there. When company came he used to beat it for the cellar.
Dayton, O.--Mrs. J. R. Davis recently received a $5 bill from her husband in Decatur, Indiana. The bill was tied by a heavy cord to a tag on which the address had been written, and a two-cent stamp brought it safely through the mail.
The Real Greatness.
Men who are truly great have done good to their fellow man. And the greatest Soul ever born on earth came to urge but one thing on humanity, "Love one another."
Get money if you can. Get power if you can. Then, if you want to be more than the ten thousand million unknown mingled in the dust beneath you, see what good you can do with your money and your power.
If you are one of the many millions who have not and can't get money or power, see what good you can do without either.
You can help carry a load for an old man. You can encourage and help a poor devil trying to reform. You can set a good example to children. You can stick to the men with whom you work, fighting honestly for their welfare.
Time was when the ablest man would rather kill ten men than feed a thousand children. That time has gone. We do not care much about feeing the children, but we care less about killing the men. To that extent we have improved already.
The day will come when we shall prefer helping our neighbor to robbing him--legally--of a million dollars.
Do what good you can now, while it is unusual, and have the satisfaction of being a pioneer and eccentric.--Arthur Brisbane