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A Tribute to the Late L. H. Kerrick
By Eugene Davenport, Dean of Universi'y of Mlinois
has been more closely iden- Valley. The College of Agriculture and the tified with the recent agricultural de- Agricultural Experiment Station of the Univervelopment of Illinois than was L. H. sity were the fortunate objects of his special Kerrick, of Bloomington. Scholar, regard. He was identified from the first with
philosopher and farmer, he saw with the movement for their adequate endowment a clearer vision and with a broader outlook and their organization on modern lines. He than most men the undeveloped possibilities worked for funds and he labored in the plans of American agriculture and the opportunities for their profitable expenditure. He has always and responsibilities of the citizen farmer.
been on the livestock advisory committee from He loved the land and the things of country its organization and gave of his knowledge life as the poet loves nature and the artist and judgment freely in the formation of loves form and color.
plans—how freely and More than that, he
to what purpose none saw clearly the tre
well as we mendous economic
who have profited by consequences of right
his counsel. or wrong educational
Four years ago Mr. policies regarding the
Kerrick came upon productive industries,
the Board of Trustees particularly agricul
of the university. His ture. He was always
long experience for constructive as
trustee for Illinois against destructive
Wesleyan University, agencies. He ate his
his broad experience last dinner the
with men and things, writer's table, and in
his philosophic turn of the midst of the meal
mind and his genial, he stopped suddenly,
sympathetic spirit as was his wont when
made him at once thinking deeply, and
valuable member. said: “Davenport,
Coming to the board think of it: the whole
a special interFunk estate of 27,000
est in industrial eduacres in the heart of
cation, particularly Illinois would
agricultural, he came build and equip one
to feel a deep and modern battleship to
genuine interest in all last perhaps ten
the affairs of the inyears. Think of sink
stitution, and the Uniing such a property
versity never lost in such pile of
L. H. KERRICK.
better friend than junk!"
in him. Elected It was this way he could put things to. president of the Board of Trustees on the gether. It was only the week before his death last day of his life! Could he have been that he reminded a legislative committee that spared he would have gladly devoted the best all the expenses of our state government and years of his life to the service of the Uni. all that the state appropriates for all purposes versity. How well he loved it we may know are less than Illinois' contribution to the naval when we remember that he left his own sick expenses of the general government. This was bed to attend the last meeting, and left bein connection with the appropriations for the hind an invalid wife, not quite certain that state university, and he left the bedside of his he would
her again. The writer helpless wife to plead with the legislature for accompanied him to the cab as he left the a larger view of public education and of the University forever, and his last word was development of the productive capacities of the message of regard to President James, whom he state.
deeply loved. For years he has stood as an authority on
Nature makes no duplicates of men
like cattle breeding, and though in delicate health Leonidas H. Kerrick. The writer knew him he has done his share, and more, in promo- well so well that it is difficult to write of his ting the livestock interests of the Mississippi personality. It seems like an offense to his
to go up and down among us to show what
can be. Our lives become so knit with that of such a man that the separation leaves us dazed, and so it is with us who loved him and saw him but yesterday busy in his service, giving his last moments to others as the habit of his life had been.
Weary he slept; when he awakened it was in another world. He was fitted to enter it, and whatever it may hold for him he is worthy of it all.-The Breeder's Gasette.
gentle nature to try to analyze it that others may understand what kind of material entered into its composition.
A rare spirit has finished his work among men and departed from the earth.
The man ner of his death was fitting to the manner of his life; gentle, not turbulent, his was the strength of elemental nature. He had an instinct for the fundamentals of life. He could not have an enemy, man or woman, and the little child loved him by intuition. Yet withal was he a powerful man, and few that have lived could accomplish so much with a single word fitly spoken. Possessing a unique gift of language he had the power of winning to his views most opponents, and those who with stood him and his reasoning generally lived to see him vindicated by the logic of events. No man could question his motives and few could question his conclusions.
He thought along original lines and he saw new relations of life more closely than other men. He seemed unconscious of his greatness, and like most really great souls he entertained the highest opinions and the warmest affection for others. He loved his friends and he loved men, and men loved him. They loved him with a love that was more than affection. It was that instinctive faith we feel for those rare characters that now and then are permitted
Two and two doesn't make four unless it is added right.
A big dog isn't disgraced by ignoring the snarls of a little dog.
Do not judge a man by what he has; maybe he would have more if locks had not been invented.
When you acquire a reputation for rising at five o'clock you can sleep till noon without causing comment.
Atlas Club Banquet and Minstrel Show T was simply great!
"chaw," his tongue and gums were as After it was all over with, eleven full of hardwood splinters as
a rat's pecks of well-chewed, chocolate- mouth is after the rat tries to gnaw a
flavored, hardwood sawdust, and a hole through a hemlock board, and it waterbucket full of vest buttons and was with great difficulty that Jim could buckles that couldn't withstand the spit the measly mess out, and so the strain of the laughter, were swept up chocolate paint dissolved and ran down by the Auditorium sweepers.
his throat, and he had to go to the The greatest quantity of desiccated Auditorium manicure-ess to have the hardwood was found under the table splinters drawn. where Jim Ryan sat, but this contained It all came about on account of the but a slight trace of chocolate.
banquet being pulled off on April 1st. Jim explains in writing. He is not The guests were wary at the beginning, able to articulate yet. He asserts under and examined the chairs for invisible oath, several oaths, that Dave Taylor tacks before sitting down, and looked bet him a ride in his auto, against three with suspicion on each succeeding dish, golf balls, that he-Jim-couldn't eat but by the time the "Lalla Rookh" his "Chocolate Kisses, Surprise” at one course was reached there were but few mouthful, and he took the bet, but when who really knew what day of the month he got the dod-gasted! chocolate- it was, and so the "Chocolate Kisses, painted! sawdust-stuffed! dough-cased Surprise" were not taken "on suspicion." sausage into his mouth, and began to They looked “sweet enough to eat," but,
“The growth of the Gazette has been steady, not meteoric, but brilliant all the same. Physical energy, moral stamina, mental caliber have all been called into action, but the mainstay has been its honesty of purpose. That is the lodestar of its success. You cannot always agree with every turn it takes in agricultural politics, but when you know it is sincere, conservative, cautious, turning not into by-paths for popularity, you admire its methods and come to have confidence in its conclusions."
-John Clay, Chicago, Ill.
The Breeder's Gazette
A Weekly Journal for the American Stock Farm
SANDERS PUBLISHING CO. 358 Dearborn Street
L. K. Hildebrand, Secretary of the Sanders Pub. Co., being duly sworn deposes and says that the average weekly circulation of THE BREEDER'S GAZETTE for the years 1905, 1906 and 1907, was as follows:
1905, 52 weeks, average 66,605
L. K. HILDEBRAND.
Subscribed and sworn to before me, a Notary Public, this 21st day of February, 1907.
JOS. J. LADOUCEUR,
Program-Atlas First Part Opening Chorus, “Joe Kathrens Medley"
The Company "Ain't Dat a Shame?". .E. C. Patterson “Everyone is in Slumberland"..H. D. Sulcer "Smile, Smile, Smile". Frank H. Tobey "Waltz Me Around Again, Willie". A. D. White "Bill Simmons".
H. E. Patterson "The Glorious High Ball" Wm. E. Godso “He Walked Right In". John A. Dickson Closing Chorus, “Patriotic", The Company
Music, Spamer's Atlas Orchestra.
The boys all did well. Col. Stiles was immense. The jokes were all good. The choruses well balanced as to the various parts, and the songs all called forth double encores. The orchestra was fine. Great credit is due Guy C. Pierce, who staged the show.
The jokes and some of the songs will be found on page
well: There were lots of advertising men wearing their mouths in slings on April 2nd.
One good prohibitionist special's wife wouldn't be convinced that it wasn't the effects of "Martini Cocktail” and “Ruinart, vin Brut" that made him talk so thick when he reached home, until he had extracted three splinters from his swollen tongue in her presence, and when she found out that the “Chocolate Kisses, Surprise" had been loaded with hardwood sawdust and splinters, she wouldn't let him sleep until he foreswore the Atlas Club, and agreed never to speak to any of the horrid members. Here's the menu:
When the "joker” was reached, there was an uproar, and the rapid fire spitting sounded like a magnified cat fight, while the ejected sawdust filled the air.
Another surprise came when the Minstrel Show was on, and that was on account of the high character of work of “The Company.” Professionals could not have done better, and but few could do as well.
Interlocutor-William A. Stiles.
II. D. Sulcer,
Staged and arranged by Guy C. Pierce.
And that's no joke. The instruments were “different,” especially the longdistance, rubber-neck, windjammer, twoman power flageolette.
Mr. Lewis Hogarth Lozier told two Swede stories and a German telephone stunt as a curtain raiser for the last act. Lozier's work is always good.
Here is the bill and cast of the last act. The make-up of the characterswell-known men in advertising circleswould do credit on any stage, and the parts were well taken.
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