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Six and forty of them, sisters, and a buxom bunch they are,
Not a single one is bashful—each proclaims herself a star.
Alike in this, they differ every other way but one,
And that's a love for scrapping when their toes are trod upon.
Three and ten, though passe maidens, won't be laid upon the

And each of all the young ones battles bravely for herself;
For one despises "duty," while another wants it high,
And one would fight the railroads, while another's "fighting shy;"
Some are for women voting, while some say "only men,"
And the ways they are contrary would exhaust a poet's pen.
They can't be made to marry, though a union they adore,
For they wouldn't leave each other for alliances galore,
We cannot understand 'em except about one thing,
Which is what they all agree on—

They Wiix Never Own A King!

Edwin A. Herndon. Lynchburg.


Loud the oppressed of the nations are calling,
Seeking the freedom for ages denied;

Restless the bondmen, with voices appalling,
Startle the strongholds of tyrannous pride.

Onward, Columbia, without hesitation,
Lifting "Old Glory" aloft to the skies;

Thou hast been called to a noble vocation—
Bid the oppressed of the nations arise.

Thou, O Columbia, art chosen of Heaven
Foremost of nations in liberty's fight;

Onward, and flashing thy cannon's red levin,
Hasten the fall of earth's tyrannous might.

F. V. N. Painter. Ro<moke College, Salem, Virginia.


Father of His Country:

"First in War,
First in Peace,

First in the Hearts of His Countrymen!"
The Typical Patriot Of The Ages.

The great exemplar of human freedom, of faith in men and devotion to the rights of men—the pattern after which the civic virtues of heroes have been fashioned. A name which will live among the greatest and noblest of all the ages.

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The Twenty-second of February is a holiday that belongs exclusively to the American people. It memorizes the birtk of one whose glorious deeds are transcendently above all others recorded in our national annals, and by so doing commemorates the incarnation of all the virtues and all the ideals that made our Nation possible.

All that Washington did was bound up in our national destiny. The battles that he fought were fought for American Liberty, and the victories he won

Gave Us Our National Independence.

His example of unselfish consecration, lofty patriotism and unfaltering faith in God made manifest as in an open book that those virtues were not more vital to our Nation's beginning than to its development and durability.

The American people need to-day the example and teaching of Washington no less than those who fashioned our Nation needed his labors and guidance.

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