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Men and Women.

The Irish International "Exhibition to be held next year at Dublin .will be opened by King- Edward. The opening ceremony is fixed for the first week in Mav, President Roosevelt reached his 48th year -on October 27th. He has held his high office since 1901. Upon his shoulders responsibility sits as lightly as it did when, at the head of his Rough Riders, he distinguished himself at Las Quasdmas, in Cuba, and gained his: prized colonelcy.. .Gallant fighter though he be, he has had to withdraw his scheme of simplified spelling —the people w r ould move it. He will please them better fey continuing the fight against the huge trusts ox the Republic. —@ — The Prince of Wales is credited with having one of the finest collections of stamps in existence. Lately there was bought by a dealer for £57 an unusual official stamp of the "Board of Education," Is., green and scarlet, having the head of King Edward. Till the use of such was recently "discontinued it was illegal to sell them in unused state, a practice for which some Government clerks were prosecuted. Of this particular stamp only one other example is known. It belongs to the Prince o i .Wales-, who. in 1904. .gave £1,450 for a Mauritius blue, dating from 18-47. —u) — Frau Minna Cauer, of Berlin. denies the report that German women .will follow the example df their London sisters, and arrange street .demonstrations in favour of women’s suffrage. On the contrary. Frau Caurer says that such scenes as were witnessed in London she hoped could not occur in Berlin, @ — Pope Pius X vstates the New Idea.) is the homeliest ruler the Papal See has known for many years. He is not fond of "display, has cut down the Swiss Guards to twenty-five, and is the first Pope to favour the fragrantweed. —s) At the annual ball of the Fife Hunt at Cupar, Miss Henrietta Helen .Campbell, daughter of Sir Archibald ! Ava Campbell, of Gibliston, Fife, "died suddenly. She was sitting out one of the dances when she fainted, and expired in fifteen minutes. A great gloom fell over the assembly, .which immediately dispersed. —@ — Preaching in connection with aimiver&ary services at Bowes Park Congregation Church, Dr. Horton expressed a strong desire to rename the days of the week. At prepent, ho explained, they are named after ancient deities of very questionable repute. Why not re-name them, he •asked, after some of the great and noble Englishmen whose lives constitute a perpetual inspiration to succeeding generations- Following up this line of thought, the Doctor said he would like to see Monday identified with Alfred the Great, Tuesday with Sir Philip Sidney, Wednesday with Nelson, Thursday with Sir Her-

bert Edwards (a great Indian statesman), Friday with David 1 Livingstone, and Saturday with James Chalmers. Sunday, he added, impressively, is the Lord's day, and to Him and His name it belongs.. —@- i Through the pages of Prince Hohenlohc’s Memoirs, the Empress Frederick moves as a sad and solitary figure. The prince restrains his caustic pen in all references to that sorely tried royal lady. Writing in his journal for March, 1873, he tells of a conversation with her in Berlin. She had lately lost a little son, and “nothing had vexed her more than the remark of a Pastor that this, trial had been sent by the Lord in order that her hard heart might be humbled."

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Men and Women., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 44, 29 December 1906

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Men and Women. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 44, 29 December 1906

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