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THE REPUBLIC: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER IT. 1000.
PASTOR AND AN ELDER
The Reverend F. 0. Tannon of first Christian Church May Not
Be Allowed to Resign J. Q. McCanne Withdraws to
Join Mount Cabanne Congregation.
joiix o. McCAXxn.
Instead of sermon at the m-imlng service
nt the First Christian Church, No 3125 Lo
cu3t street, vesterday morning, the congre
gation and visitors present were treat-.d t
One was the resignation of the pastor, the
Reverend Frank O. Fanncn: the other wa
a. request from John Q. McCanne. one of
the two elders of the congregation, that he
be eranted a letter of withdrawal for him
self and his faml -, In order that thev
might join the Mount Cabanne Church, nt
King's highway and Morgan 6trcet. Mr.
McConne's request naturally carried with
It resignation as elder.
Both matters were referred to the official
board of the congregation. While no ac
tion was taken It was the consensus of
opinion that Mr. Fannon's resignation
would not be accepted. In the other In
stance, as It is customary to comply In all
such cases, the letter no doubt will be
The Inability of the church to meet
promptly Its financial obligations, particu
larly the pastor's salary. Is the cause of
Mr. Fannon's resignation, and. Indirectly,
that of Mr. McCanne. a thoush for more
thnn a year he had contemplated trans
ferring his membership to Mount Cabanne.
bliortni-f All llnls-ed.
It happened, however, that Mr. McCanne
had been appointed at a meeting of the
official board last Thursday night, as one
of a committee of two to obtain subscrip
tions sufficient to meet the shir'aze in the
pastor's wlary In the nelchborhood of
M and he was criticised by s.m for
withdrawing from the church before he had
completed this task. The entire amount wis
raised yesterday mornlnc. Immediately aft
er Mr. Fannon's resignation had ben an
nounced. Mr McCanni's request was read
by Elder Edward Wllkerson.
In It the writer spoke of the lovo he frit
for the dear old churrh and said that he
greatly dt3 Iked lo transfer his memberhip,
but that he had been so Inclined for n long
time, inasmuch as the Mount Cdbanne
Church is only two blocks from his home,
whereas the First Church Is quite o, d's
tance. It followed that It would be much
more convenient for him to attend Mount
In his remarks a litt'e later. Mr. Fannon,
without mentioning any nonei, quest ond
a love for the dear old church that c m'd
be overcome for the sake of convenience
'The congregation was conslderatl agi
tated over the turn of affairs. Mr. McCanne
has ben a member of the First Church
more than thirteen years, and one of 1 s
most active workers and supporters. Mr.
T'annon has been pastor of the chur. h
about three years. He Is an eloquent aal
fervid preacher, and probably has made 03
many convene In St. Louis as any other
minister In the tame space of time.
Official Houril .Met.
last Thursday a meeting of the official
board of the church was held to devise
wajs and means to secure the necessary
lunds to satisfy all obligations. At this
meeting It was suggested that cne of two
things had to be done, either the expenses
xaubt be reduced or the Income Increased.
As the former course seemed easier of at
tainment, it was generally agreid upon.
Sir. Fancon said that fcu could sec no pos-
GROWTH OF RUBBER IMPORTS.
Over ?30.000,COO Worth Used An
nually by Anicricu.
"Washington. Sept. lC-More than S10O.
600.000 worth of lidla rubber has been Im
ported into the United States during th:
last four years, ar.d mcrs t-an !6i,0 00M
worth In tho last two years. A dfcade ago
the annual importations of India rubber
amounted to about $15,000,009; now they ex
ceed 130.000 000 and are ateadl.y Increasing.
Practically ail cf the Importations of rub
ber come In crude form for use of manu
facturers, who are constantly extending Its
application to various r.e lines of lndus.ry
Northern Brazil, Southern Mexico, the West
Indies, Central Africa, India, the Stralu
Settlements and the Dutch East Indies
supply this Increasingly importani feature
of our lmpor:at.oas. Frobib.y no single
article has made a more rapid giowth In
It? relations to manufactures, und conse
quently commerce. In the pant taw years
than rubber. As a consequence attention
U cow belm given to the cu.tlvatloti and
systematic production of the various plants
and trees from wnlcli It can be produced.
The above statement Is suggested b the
receipt ty the Treasury iSuieau of Statis
tics of a publication detailing the system
fitlc efforts being made for the cultivation
of India rubber trees and plants In the
British colon.es, especially those cf Cen
tral and South Afr.ca.
This, coupled with the well-known fact
that our owe Department of Agriculture
has already begun experiments and In
quiries In this l.nt In tne Island territories
of the United States, adds greatly to the
interest In thl question und to the possi
bility that the S3J.IU0,IM a year, wn.cli wo
ure cow sending out of the country for
this product, may be expended under the
American flas and American producers. The
lact that Southern Mexico and Central
America are natum) producers nf India rub
ber In considerable und Increas ng quanti
ties and that large quantities are produced
in and exported from the Islands and main
land immediately adjacent to the Philip
pines, suggests great possibilities In Uils
line both In Cuba, Forto Itlco and la the
Hawaiian and Philippine Islands.
India rubber Is not. as Is generally sup
posed, the product of a b ngle tree, but, on
the contrary, is produced trom a variety
r trees and plants. Some of these flourish
only In a moist soil and atmosphere, while
titbers tr.rive en s.ony soil, provided they
receive ample, though Intermittent rainfall;
thoush In all cases a tropical or subtropical
climate is requisite. Most of the India rub
ier of Sou.h aud Central Amer.ca and In
dia Is from trees, but ir. the Ulands of the
Indian Archipelago tho supply of rubber Is
hiefiy from a gigar.t.c creeper, which In
five years' growth a.talnn a length of 0
feet and from CO to 30 Inches lu circumfcr
THE KHv'. ritAXK O. FAXXOX.
slblo way of retrenchment except for him
to resign, as his alar was the onl Item
of exp-nse thai ould Le rtdaced without
injustice. He therefore announced that he
would rtsign. that a rastor might be se
cured a' a smaller salary.
This suggestion, hjwevcr, was not re
ceived with favr, and it was decided to
appoint a committee to obtain subscrip
tion? for the nsteteary amount. Elder
Wllkerson and McCanne were named.
Ths latter had '.ong been cjnr'.dcring the
question of atk.ng lor h's re.ease from the
First Church in order to join the Mount
Cabann-,, ai.d thought this a favorable op-rt-rt-nlty
to take the tinal step. So he
wrote to Mr Fanncn requesting hU rc
katt. One by one tho wealthj members of
the congregation had been withdrawing,
and It fctemed to Mr. Fannon as if Mr.
McCinn had asked to be released Just at
the time h.s services wtre most needed.
Forthwith the pastor submitted his Utter
ol resignation to the beard.
Mr McCann Said ytsuruay:
"1 have coiiteii,ilated Joining the Mount
Cabanne Church ever since 1 moved to my
present home, about two years ago. As
long as 1 lived near the First Church I
neter thought of leaving It. but now it Is
a berlous Ibconteulence. besides a very con
siderable expense, io go wuy down there.
Thtre are four In m family. Attending
seivlce twice on ut.Cays and once at least
dur.ng the week makes un item uf expense
wuich would be a fair contribution to any
chu.ch. When the financial difficulties
which befell the First Church came up for
dlscutslon and the talk of the pastor re
signing, and one trouble and another con
fronted us. I determined it an opportune
time .o make my application for release.
"Tha lack of funos In the chun.li s treas
ury at the piestnt time I not a serious
matter at all and will only last a short
time. It results from the fact that for tho
last to months many members have been
r.'.vay and being gencially vacation time,
the meetings were sm-ill and the business
lules which usually obtain vvete relaxed
"I have only the clghe-t regard for Mr.
Fanncn. and theie is nothing in the nature
of friction between us."
.Not u .ctv Mtuntlou.
W. 11. MeClaln, a member of the Official
j Hoard, in expla.uing the tempo. ary financial
irouuie. f-a.u it was uue u tne fact that
the church Is a, tended by a great many per
sona cf transient res.dnce, among them a
large number of students. Most of the
original members have lett the congregation
and are identincd with the West End
,' churches, leaving a few to bear the finan
cial bjrdtn. But. Mr. McClain says, the
church has had the same situation to meet
year after year, and it Is nothing new.
The F:rBt Church Is the mother of Chris
tian churches In St. Louis. Trom It practi
cally sJI the others In tit. I.cui3 have been
j supplied with oliiceis. The ftrt-t house of
1 worship was erected about fifty years ago
! and wt.s located at Sixth street and Frank
lin a.venue. Afterwards It was moved to
Seventeenth and Olive streets In the bulld
Irg now known as Chatsworth's Hall. In
ltiJ the- prestnt church was built at No. 312J
Locust etreets. Ity membership numbers
erce. and which yltHs annually from fifty
to sixty pounds of caoutchouc.
Java. Sumatra. Penang. Singapore and
French Inio-Chlna are already large pro
ducers of crude India rubber, or caoutchouc,
and Us proriuction In the West Indies has
been sufficient to Indicate the entire prac
tiCiblll of lis being made an Important
inuusirv In Cuba and Pnrtn I'lr-r, ,a. ,i..n .,
fin the Hawaiian. I'luLn-.m.. nnri ,,r,...
; WATCHED HIS INSANE MOTHER.
i Little I3oy Kept Viil Until lie
I When rrcd Atkins, 9 jears old, was
turned over to the care of Police Matron
Klntzing yesterday, a pitiable case of suf
fering and destitution was revealed.
For tbe last two weeks the boy has glept
In the alley In the rear of No. HIS North
Twefth street, where they lived until evict
ed two weeks ago. The exposure and the
continuous company of the Insane parent
, has proved a great strain on the boy. and
h was on the verge of prostration when
i P'aced In the care of the matron.
I Mrs. Emma Atkins, his mother, has been
J mentally afflicted for some time. About
three v;eeks ago her husband, who is an
engineer, departed from home and never
returned. Two weeks ago the mother was
evicttd, and Ftnce that time she and her
son have Ived In the alley, tho peculiar ac
tion of the woman alarming the neigh-
' bor. so that they hesitated to relieve the
Yesterday mother and son were taken In
charge by the police and the woman for
warded to the City Hospital for observa
tion The boy will be sent to the House of
Kt f uge.
The woman has another son. George,
employed In the city, while her daughter Is
a telephone operator at Charleston, Hi.
GOVERNOR MAY FOR BRYAN.
Prominent Michigan Republican
, Lansing. Mich., Sept. 3d Chairman Cam
pau of the Democratic State Central Com-
, mlttee la In receipt of a letter from Charles
8. May of Kalamazoo, Lieutenant Governor
of Michigan during the service of War Gov
ernor Illalr and a life-long Republican, an-
nounclng his Intention to vote, for Bryan
ana tne enure Lwmocraiic ticket.
Governor May says that "The amazing
change In political questions and issues
Rrhtrt? tiaQ lin a'rAn.hf 1iit- ,v. , .
I.. ....... ...... ... ....rue,.,. uu4,b ims jd
four yars" leaves him no alternative than
. the one he has chosen. He declare! that
the great question of the Civil War was
not equal to the present icsua of imperialism.
TOICH OF WINTRY WEATHER
MAKES EVERYBODY SHIVER.
Southern Seminary G'rls at Kirkwood Wrap Themselves in
Summer Garments and Seek Comfort at a
Grale Fire Indoors.
Whether it U Doctor Hyatt, Irl Hicks or
come less tangible bring who controls the
weather, the gentleman certainly was In a
humorous vein yesterday, an. he mt,t have
had a carious time watching the effect
t'l mer u.v uui (ii wiuu vwiiw.i tie umi'u:iii.u
Evrvbody shivered the churchgoers on
the way home, the audience anJ the usual-
y perspiring actors at the summer gnr
ivns; xcursloni3tM on the river, and last.
but rot least, the 100 young ladles from the
sunny SjuiIi who are staying at Kirkwood
The transformations In attire that the day
brought forth were noticeable everywhere.
In the afternoon persons returning froren
out from various Sunday outings were
dressed in summer wear. Men wore m-sll-
gee shirts and light s erge coats, if they had
not affected the still lishter s-hlrt wa st;
women were wearing the attractive open-
work waist with sleeves elbjw length a
very fascinating garb, but hardly calculat-
ed to withstand a drop of thirty degrees In
.Nigni witnessed a different scene. Dark
coats of heavy material, and even light
overcoats, were the vogue for the masculine
lopulation. while the gentler sex fought out
their high-necked gowns and dunned ihe.'r
jackets of last winter. Even then many
veto shivering and exclaiming against the
Rut unfortunate of unfortunates were tha
teachers nnd pupils of the southern female
eollege at Kirkwood. They are nil just ar
rived from West loint .i,.s. whire winter
does not set In until December, and then 13
oniy ngnwy reit, in their wardrobes they
had no Jackets to fend off tbe cold wind,
MARK KANNA'S FUND
MUST BE DOUBLED,
He Thinks Thirty Million Dollars
Is Needed to Elect
NEW DEMANDS ON TRUSTS.
Where He Spent Sixteen Millions
Tour Years Ago, Nearly Twice
That Amount Is Necessary
New York. Sept. 1G. Senator Hanr.a Is
ivimlni, K;irlf in ?.itw Vr!.r thla n't air tt
quicken the fire under the campaign fat-fry-
He has plans which involve the spending
of E0.O0O.vjO on the canvass of the doubtful
States. He used JlS.OcO.O'J') In 1K-6, nccoid-
Ir.g to the bc?t Information. He thinks al-
most twice as much will ba needed this
No sum U estimated too large to demand
from a trust or business which Is making
money by reason of Republican rule. The
sum of 55.000.(00 has been raised from the
three big steel companies, the Standard OH
Trust, the Cramps, the Sugar, Tobacco,
Paper, Biscuit. Wool, Lead and a few other
trusts. These, or some of them, will con
tribute again through other channels.
In liM the Cramps got off with a few
thousand, but the ship subsidy cnterprUo
this year will be u?ed to draw from ship
building Interests al least $1.v0iUm0. Thi
Armor Plate Trust. It was raid In the Hou
debate, wes down in Hannan books for
It Is argued If no sum It too large to
demand, no sum Is too small to accept. Mr.
Hanna called on a firm In Cincinnati for
S2.5WJ ar.d got only 231 per cent of tho
sum demanded. The 5 was accepted, but
a black mark went down against the tlrm'M
name for remembrance when tariffs may bo
revised or Federal eorrtracts given.
r.tinater Hruvlly Ame-iicd.
Republican postmasters In West Virginia
nro called upon In a letter made pub.fc tho
other day to pay an assessment for tho
congresonal district campaigns. For eve. y
such letter that iees the light a hundred
nio Jent out, according lo the Information
if experienced politicians.
Philadelphia Is undertaking to raise t-VO,-C00
for the fund. This sum doei not in
clude tho "big fih" already landed In Hau
lm's net. The Pennsylvania Railroad gavo
150.000 In ISM. More Is expected of It this
j ear. and ita contribution will not cj
through the J600.0"0 committee organized b
Local Collector W. W. Glbbee. who toid a
teporter: -This ralsJng of campaign funds
is purely a cold-blooded affair. There is no
sentiment about It."
The State of Ohio, through Myron T. Her
rlck, has pledged OW.v"0 of which a part
will be ppent within Its borders by the Na
tional Committee to prevent. If possible, the
humiliation of losing the President's own
State to Bryan.
Hunna'a instructions on thH head are:
"We must hold Ohio for McKlnlcy at any
Thomas Walsh, who Is entertaining so lav
ishly In Paris, and whose income is $1,000.
COO a year from his Colorado gold mine, the
Camp Bird, Is said to ha ve "promised a bbr
conation to Hanna.
DARKY'S AWEOF GENERAL LEE.
reared the Effect of the Command
er's Ideas on an Ordinary Head.
From the Loulsvill nourler.Jnnrn.il.
In a group of old Confederates gathered
t round the campiire at the headquarters,
LX No. CG West Jefferson street, the other
evening, was an ex-Captain of Stonewall
Jackson's foot cavalry. The talk had
drifted to the love that the men of tha
Southern army bore for their leader, and n
tlozen or more stories were told nf somo
little Incident In which thnt love had man
ifested itself. Then the Captain spoke:
"Your stories prove the love tnat the
men of the South had for Central Lee. but
1 rememl)er a conversation with an old
negro, who, I believe, had a truer appre
ciation of his worth than any of you.
"Afler the war closed Gfncral Lee as
sumed the presidency of Washington Col
tege. now known as Washington and Lee
"Ten years ago I visited Lexington, Va..
to see the grave of Lee. who lies buried In
the family vault of the university chapel
The head Janitor was then a white-haired
old negro, whose greatest delight In life
was to usher a partv of visitors Into the
office that had been General Lee's.. His ac
cent In speaking of 'Map Ri bort' was ono
of nwed reverence. I asked him a numtier
of questions, nnd found that his master
had been a Colonel en Lee's staff, nnd that
he had been employed ns a cook nt head
quarters. In a spirit of banter I asked
him If he had ever heard any ono say any
thing disrespectful about General lee. He
scratched his head reflectively, and 'then
r.'.y,as' E,r: Jef! n? ,Ime-'.
"pw was.itr i askci.
Well, sir tffas dU vrn-av. On nlcl.f
crbout de -nlddle ob d war I seed a ru
rl'us man go Inter de Gln'l's tenL He cum
out, en whin he got upter whar I wu2 ho
w-uz cr-rippin" en er-roarin" and er-snort-inV
I! . !!"hu.t'.s I,e l"-W!" I ter lm.
Trouble T' set he, "I Jes got orders
ter ride rorty miles to-nlnht wid er mes
Rldge. en her 'tis er-snowin en er-blowln'
en cr-slcctin' lak all her persessed. I'm
tlarned ef I know what GIn'I Lee's er-
AVhat did X'Oll RflV in lilm TTnoti Tn-ml'
T .V.. ..: ... .' -.." - ""
" ! .. ti, hi-V?s.J i . Vii i .vt. ,
I Jcs' looked at Mm fer a mlnnlt en then
siz ter Mm: "Fo' Gawd, I doan' reckin jer
wuz ter get Inter yer hald 'twould bus- It
t nor heavy dresses to substitute for thtlr
) cummer garb.
; To Procure some aJJltiona! warmth, all
Jreec." young' 1
, ,, . -i...i ,.,,, ,,,,. .vr..,,.i nrnmi
them with moie of nil eye to warmth thin
I to grace; others nut on two waists ami
wrapped a skirt munJ their necks; and
. -ill others donned garments hoi
sympathizing Kirkwood women,
Despite all their troublis they maintained ;
perfect good hum-jr. Mie of them punned
on the situation to a reporter.
"This 13 a Urrlbio tro-t." said she.
Another was alto factious. "I've heard
mat niTj-uutiy wno lives norm 01 i.en
tucky," she laughingly remarked, "was
(-III and lrigld. I understand the reason
now. Iloo! but It's cold.'
j She hugged her companion, a slight young
j lady from Florida, in the mad effort to
I Another looked at the dark clouds to the
i westward, and then turned to the reporter
und asked plaintively, "Do you think It's
going to snow
Profesbor Eshmann. who H In charge of
the partv, did hisiest to remedy the tltua
".fon. He procured some sticks of wood
and lit a hi:ge grate lire In the parlor of
the Noith tide Inn. which tho college Is
occupying. Ah innny as could gathered
around thl.s and It gave the only satisfac
At this Juncture rt dark-eyed belle from '
Texas procured from her trunlt som tale ,
of experiences in the Far North. Icebergo (
and polar bears were exactly apropos under
t ecircumstance3.and narratlvcu about them
were gratefully received.
ARMY OF MEN IS
IN IDLENESS TO-DAY.
Continued From Face One.
in sufficient numbers to compel the
Henry Clay shaft to shut down, the mules
will be hoisted, alter which the en Ilery
w.ll lo abancomd. The United M.ne Work- (
ers calm that the company will not permit '
the shatt to be flooded. I
A mats nitetlng was held here this after-
noon, which was attended by between l.i)
tnuslattlc over speeches by Samuel 1
t r!i.nir..r.i nf tlm r. .1 .. ,a. .? f nV.. n..l i
, John Fahey. president of tbe ninth an- !
J i'retldent Gompers told the men that they
hnd the best kind of chance, and consider
able strength would be accorded the United
Mine Workers bv k.ndred associations to
defeat the operators.
iiori: Villi TK.VINME.VS AIl.
Wllkesbarre. I'a,, Sejjt. 16. The United
Mine Vvorkerj spent the day In strengthen
ing their lines where they were weak.
the leaders feel conttdent to-night that
t ttlPri tllll tP Tif fWirlf tn.mnrMH"
, 'ay 'here may be some men who will re- J
porl lor TCO,k- but they w.ll be so few In
luimlvur thnt ft nIII Ha i mtci ImivtcnlVil..
cariy on opcralons. TP.e Coal companies
, m make a de.aperate effort to keep same
of the mines going.
j All the men that can possibly bo secured
n'" DS tent to one m.ne it Is Irnmater.aJ
which colliery und In this wt It Is hoped'
to be able to mino some coal and make a
The operators pay that the quickest way
to break the sttike Is to show the strikers
that some rnlnea are In operation, and that
some men arc doing work and being paid
for work that they should be doing and get
ting paid for.
Vice Grand Master Fltzpatrlck of the
( Srotherhuod of Railway Tralmen. add: ess d
i a seciet meeting of railroaders at Parsons
this afternoon. After the -address a lodje
of trainmen was organized Mr. Fltzpat
rlck will organize other lodges in the dis
trict within the next few days.
The leaders of tho miners' union are con
i fldent that If the coal-cairylng roads at
, .empt to carry bituminous coal Into the an
thracite teglon during the strike the rail
rouders will stand by them. Mr. Fltzpatr.ck
refused to say t-i-day wnethcr the brother
hood men would go out on jtr.ke In case
the railroads shipped sott coal into the
He said his mission here was to organize
new Iodges ar.d strengthen thoe that need
mi:n at lykh.ns dividki),
Harrieburg. Pa., Sept. 1C The miners in
the Lkens region are divided on the strike
question, ar.d It Is said that at least halt of
thtm will go lo work to-morrow.
Tho men at Williamstown do not belong
to the union and are opposed to a strike
oecause oi mc rerusai or tne miners a
Ljkens and Vtconico to support th.m In
the strike of lisO. Thu collieries In the Li
kens rigion are controlled by the Pennsvl
vanla Railroad and emp.oy in the aggregate
about 2,Sei men and bojs, 1,2W of v. bora live
MINERS GET NO CREDIT.
Trusts Demand Cash and Retailers
Must Do Likewise.
Wllkesbarre. Pa.. Sept KL The Flour
Trust, the Meat Trust the Sugar Trust anil
all tha other trusts, will go on strike to
morrow, unless their demands are granted.
They demand cash payments, mil if this
grievance Is not hearkened to and the con
ccs.lon made, they wid stop the supply of
food to the striking miners. They give b.ut
one day's notice to the strikers. Lart
night tho demand was made; to-morrow
morning the reply inu--t be ready. Caih or
no food. This Is the trust's ul.imalum.
The leaders of the trusts are conlident
and they expect lo win.
Tills is tJielr sliding stale:
The Strimng Miner: "I have been notified
by my butcher and giocer that he rnut
refuse to glvo me credit, and I must pay
ca-rti for all tho goods I buy."
The Retailer: "The wholesale houses have
Informed me that while the miners are 011
st ike my purchases can bo made for cash
The Wholesaler: "The big commission
houses have shortenrd our credit owing to
the strike. They de Ire cash payments."
The CommLilon Merchant-: "Wc have
been notified that cash pajments are de-slre-d."
Tho Trust: "Cah."
Such la the sl.dlng scale in this new strike
which is announced to-day by such par
agraphs as this
'The wi.o.eule merchants of Wllkesbarre
have decided to slve no credit during the
time tho strike last?. This compels the re
tailer to sell to the strikers for cash only.
The merchants of Scranton and other towns
in the coal region have taken the same ac
tion, and the 'no credit movement will be
Jn force to-morrow morning at the samu
time as the strike bc,,lns.
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"nPFRATnR5 flMflRPH RT5 "
Father Ducev Prcarliet on the Ay-
x .iiutr J-tn.t i rtae.ut.s ou tut. aJ-
arice Of the Rich.
saa7 VUt4Va ! C-V.141L).
New York Sem IBFither ntieev In Rt
t . 1 P
Leo s Church, preached a strong sermon to-
day on the avarice of tho'rlch.' Taking the
ennl strike in pmnirai n -.n .mi
coai eiriKe in Fennsylvania as an example,
he 5TWkl with riirotnesi nf tho rrpttl nf tho
Breat moneyed Interests, which, he declared,
wre Julckly converting this country, which
used to be "the land of the free and the
0f, 'e ave." into a "land of th,
rlcn an(1 the home of the slave."
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You will never find our Doc
tor out. He is here to give
advice without charge to those
who need him to those who
don't, sometimes. He doesn't
always recommend the Ayer
medicines, because the Ayer
medicines are not "cure-alls."
Perhaps if we tear a leaf
from his correspondence it will
show you what we mean. Here
is a letter which came last
"Dear Dr. Ayfk:
I want yoar advice for ray little boy.
He is getting very thin. lie has no appe
tite. He it fifteen jears old. When he
wat four years old he had lung fever, but
his health was good until two )ars ago.
Since then he is tailing fast. The doctors
here say he has the bronchitis. lie spits
all the time awful bad. The spits are big,
thick, and white. Yours truly,
Mrs. Makcarrt Murphy,
March 33, 1900. Kinbrae, Minn."
And this is the way the Doc
tor answered Mrs. Murphy :
"We enclose our book on The Throat
and Lungs, in which we trust you will find
just the information jou desire.
"You should begin at once the use of
this Cherry Pectoral for yoar son, giving
it in moderate doses. Then procure some
pood preparation of cod-liver oil, as
Scott's Emulsion, and give him that, as
well. Pay particular attention to his diet,
givin? him sach nourishing foods as rare
steak? Iamb chops, good milk, egg, etc.
Above all, keep liim out of doers all that
the weather permits. There is nothing
that will do him more good than plenty of
fresh air. Let him live out of doors all
that is possible. By carrying cat these
general suggestions we shall hepe to hear
soon that your son is improving in every
way. Very truly yours,
April 5, 1900. J. C. Aysr."
You see, it wasn't only the
Ayer medicines that we recom
mended. The first idea of the
j Doctor Was tO CUre that boy.
The result is told in this letter:
"Dear Dx. AtEK:
"My little boy has Improved o much
since 1 received your advice that I want to
write and tell you how thankful I am.
"When I first wrote jou, on March
30, he only weighed 50 pounds, bat now
he weighs 82 pounds; and all this gain
since the Sth of April, when I fust bevan
to follow your directions.
" Pieaie let me thank you again lor waat
you have done for my boy.
July 17, lyco. Maegaret Murhiy."
Perhaps k was the cod
liver oil; perhap's it was the
Cherry Pectoral. Probably it
was both. But, more than
either, it was the good, sound
advice the Doctor gave in the
first place. Wc are here to
serve you in just the same way,
and we will tell you the medi
cine for your case or tell you
what medicines to avoid.
Five out of ten of our cor
respondents need a doctor
rather than a prepared medi
cine, and we tell them so. If
the doctors only knew it, we
are working with them every
J. C. Ayer Company,
practical Chemists, Lowell, Alau.
Ajcr't Ague Cere
A;er' Hair Vigor
Ajct'j Cherry Pectoral
struggle now beginning In the Pennsylvania
e'oal regions. It U the greatest crime of
modern society which compels children of
' e,R!lt i' Se to work for 20 cents n
day In those dark mines. Their education
Is neglected until their Intellect becomes us
clouded as their faces. And all this In order
that their taskmasters may live lives of
luxury and refined ease.
"A few days ago I read in the morning
papers that the operators had threatened
to flood the mines should their oppressed
slaves dare to lay down their pick. These
mines have to be pumped every day, and to
Hood them would mean that they would bo
rendered useless for all time. It would be
"I am glad that a Catholic I!ihop of
Pennsylvania has insisted that Justice must
be done to these men and their claims be
Fettled by arbitration. Hut what did wealthy
mine owners say when tho prl"t trom
Pennsylvania came down to New York last
week to discuss the matter with them?
The answer he received was that they had
a perfect right to manage thtlr own prop- .
erty as they saw ill. This Is a He. No man
has u right to uso tho gifts of God accord
ing to his own pleasure or for satisfying j
his di-slres for luxury or li! ."cnualtty. j
"And any man who raises his voice
against these wrongs will be proclaimed
n demagogue. Jesus ChrI3t In his day was
railed a demnge'gue and an lmposter be
cause he was the friend of sinners nnd con
sorted with the common people. But the
nnarchists are not the men who protesL
The real anarchists In this case ate the
mine owner.-, tho men of this class cou
eiltute the greatest danger to modern so
ciety." EXPLORING DEEP CAVES.
Oue Wonder Is it Waterfall Whose
Ucar Can lie iieard a -Mile.
FVom tho Pittsburg Dispatch.
For some reason. Dame Nature has dis
criminated between fat and lean Deonlc. In
regard to who shall enjoy the beauties of
a wonarous cave near tne upper Lime
stone Quarry, Miuth of town. Several
Turtles from town have e-.xplore-d the cav
ern recen-ly. and when a candidate pre
sents himself as an amateur explorer the
guide measures him. If his lungx ure too
sttongly developed, or If his totm shows I
i aldermanlc proportions, ho cannot enjoy
the weird formations In the mountain t
Far up the -"Ido of the cliff, the mouth
of lhe cave i'eai- ia a nar.ow flst
whIch gays ab plnmIy a u coul(1
! spoken: "No fat people admitted." :
f illutsione Cave is not so large nor soe
fDOkeii: "No fat people admitted." The
f illutsione Cave is not so large nor soeusy
l Ul AV.Vs-ai sa. ., ,ilulllliUVI4 -, wa, ai. -
' tucky or the Luray caverns of lrg.nla,
yet a large number of people have been
vv.lllng to begtime themsc.ves wl.h lamp
oi access as eiic .umnmoiu eave ert jv-un.
smoKe and ihe mo.d of tne rock en-
trances for a lock at the wonders of the
..- n-i, Ti oo of tM- ...ie-orn Imr;
KA.m L.,.n f.. n,.nw icuio e.i w tnr n
. ' - j-. ,...-. --
' " is known, tinas never Deen cameo, it
has been visited and paitly oxp.ored by
many different people, giay-heeaded men
tell about secret visits there when they
were boys, but It is only recently that any
really extensive explorations have been
A few days ago a rarty ot younp; men
.Arrlvulu ntul llrparlnrr of Trains at
IDjI.j- excert Sunday,
fSaturday and Sunday
Dally except Saturday.
LOUISVILLE nA.aVILLU AND ST. LOUI3
Train. Depot t. Arrive.
Luuia.ilie nxprcts Ce.itialla,
aiuunt Ventre, ilgunt Car
Mel. lTincein. Lmj-IsvII.c-.
Wa.BiiifcUii.j-niiadc.i-nia Had ..--,.
rew Xuik liMan Vw pm
Ml-uiu vcinein Accumuiudatton tJ:-3 lm 1:.2 am
Lsw.WiIe Lau.ied lu loul--
iu. uau.nsi..n. UalU..iure.
fnil 1U1 :; r.lg ai.a iew lur. 9:ipm 't.wpa
II Hi FOLK.
LAKE SHORE. NEW VuItiC CENTRAL AND
HLDbON KlVLlL UoaTuX AND ALUANV
A.-.U v.iiErtrL.vn.E AND Oltiei K.ut-A1".
Tn.ii. Dpait. .n6.
li.u..pol Kurei i.;aia i.i sai
,e,. iu& tJ lesion Limited -siuui V.i- vm.
K,.x.i.i I...? cu..l .en(
ieilK. llvtlJ.1, U -f.ilttoU.
iitniuj il ,mav.i'U-..L.Cuax! 5:.jpm
Aliuu Latin. ,,1.'jeiiii Iim 110.
awvii una Aliun Alcuuiw.,-
...i.e-n ti-Vpm t-psi
l.o-f. .Nttr iiaK. '..tnciiuui!.
Vk.i.u,,.htuR, ia,t,u,ie-, 1 ml-
UCeiVu... t.-M rra 'Mm
,ii,u i,tavca "!!:'- a. ra, 3:t. p. ni. Arrives
ta:w a. m.. i:j p. m.
U. A; O. S-W. UY.
Train. ucyart. Arrive.
Cti.eiuuati, I-QUl;lUe, Wa;h
mio.i. Udltiiuuie, PnlUud
in.. ua .e. lwiie i..m. ZiJjaa ll:rai
Ouwliilwti. uultaliiv, 11II4
Ciu,,, vvauift.vn. iaiilii.o.t).
luiiuel,(.la Mlia Ne XulK
1'ttt ju... ::CJpm 'W)lni
Cinouaan Accuui.,.cuauui (Im .;-ltia
i.ltie'.niiil. lu.vli.e. J'ltt"-
buiie. vta3Lii.i:.ea. naiitoivie.
i'M.lAatlitla Mud Nw aorl.
k.il iu E,u,itl S.-JJam iuvm
Flora Accwtnrmh-atifn t: I'm t--&n,
K,uru Aetuuuwuaiiun........... ;iw4 ym iaj::ain
Wmi bci.n nd FiKUe'h Lien
bi'. inks via iijova iiuute.... ia am .5j p-a
ULItLl.Mit'O.N HOLTK U.MU.V STATIOV.
'I ruin. Deport. Arrive.
Fvr .lanntbal. 21. & St. J.
points, ejjincy. Kewkuu and
iiiiriingu.n ..................... 3:55 am G:S6pm
XcaI nt itanniUal ".-0 am ,.:ap.a
sur eju.ncj and Norm Ui ton 16 cm
for st. faul. Mlnneapo!. via
Latl bide lines, lll.nuia and
Wisconam 'ia im 5:S1 pra
Tne liuriaigton-Nottritrn l'a-
clnc E.pre," lor Kansas
City. t. Jweph. Norineit
Neoraao. IiUck 11. Us. Wyo-
mitiii'. atonuaa. vvavnlnglon
i'UKet avued. Portland and
o.e.oo ): i.u Cui;s
"The i-win city Expreja." for
JUnnejpo!i-. El. t'aul and
Iowa 2:0S pa 2:1a pro
The "Nebraska-Colorado Ex-
rre3," ior Denver. eiJlorauo.
Luiti and Pacific Ccaat. via
Hi. Joseph '::Bpm :5iara
l-ocal to UurllREtcn 'Illito Ijlim
I'or Northein luwa. St. Paul
and Ui&neapjils "7S0 pn 5i3 tm
Per Illine.t. via East bide line
to JtocR (stand 'SiMpm :am
Tor Duetuqu- and La Crosse. .."-iioO pra .:i0jxri
iVr Kansa-- City. Omaha. Ht,
Joacph. Denver. Ncb.apka,
CoiOiado. L'tai and Paellic
Least, also .No.thwi-t J:io pra T:lam
Lcu! from llannirjat............ .. ....... ll:e)pm
for Alton Leave 10 a. m . dally; 81 a. in.,
ally, ll.M a. m.. dally: l:M p. m. Saturday
enly; S:W p. m.. ncept Saturday and .-"unday:
S:eO p. m.. excirt Sunday: 5'sl p. m.. dally; ?:4
p. ni dally; SO p. m.. dully.
CIIICAKO AND ALTO
Train. Depart. Arrive. '
Alton tJnlt.d for Chicago S:ara o-53 pm
Chicago "l'alace Exp.esa" jjujpm -;-ts a n
Chicago "illdnlcht SnecUl".. '1131 pro ;7ara
CrneaKi "ITalrte State Ex
press" 12:01 pm -S.-ISpm
bprln-rneld Accommodation i;u5 pm l1t am
Kanras Oty Vestlbuled Lim
ited 10:10 pra 7i? am
Kana Cliv Dav Express " urn "iiKprn
FprlrEflell Local t:Wara
Jacksonville Accommodation tS.CS pm tl3:M am
CHICARO. PKOniA AM fT. LOLIS I
HAILWAV (C, I. A PT. L.)
Tialn. Depart. Arrive.
Alti-c C.lftoa Terraee and ,
Oratton :S:CJ un St3:!l rm !
l'eorla. I'ekln. Sprlnjf.eld and '
Grafton Expre S:13 am 7:30 rra
rc-.rcfield and Grafton Halt t l:Gm 10:-u am
rrWerield and Grafton Spe
cial i:-3pm 10Sars
Train. Depart. Arrtre.
Trltda and New York Exprfss.tr am i pm
Toledo and New York Exp.est. "7:li pa 7:I3 am
ET. LOUIS SOUTHWESTEKN HAILIYAT.
Train. Depart. Arrive.
Cotton Pelt Expresa S33 am 7J pm
Train. Depart. Arrive.
Texas Fas: Mail to Little
Itsek. Trxarkaaa. Dallas.
Fort Worth and Atll.ntf . ... 3:05ara 75pm
Drlta. Columbus and Cairo
Litirei 'ISO ara 'SiSpm
Fat Ijay Express. Hoi Sprlrg.
Dallas. Fort Worth. Au.tin.
San Actonio. Huuston and
Oalveston Sil pm ifltn
Texas. Mexico and California
bpecial DalLis Fort VVeTlh,
El Paso. Los Any-lcs. Ual-
veton, San Antonio and La-
v .... ...... ......... ..... -.!., pu -,.vaii I
Memphis and Hot Sprlass Ex- :
press) S:-Tpn. 7:C0 ara J
L.. II. S. ST. I- HV. (Henderson Ilnntc).
Train. Depart. Arrive.
Fast Mall Owensboro. Clover
port. Louisville and the East. SSam 7:lSpm
Eavtern Express Oivensbor.
C!e.vrport. Louisville and
the East StJJpm T:2a.Ti
Train. Depart. Arrive.
Northern IlllnoU Express
Sprlngtleld. Freetyrt and Da-
tiu-jne 7a;nm 7:18pm
Chicago KajllcM Special Z3 pm "J i pm
IrlnKlitId Aieumm"dation t:ISpm l7:i4am
Cnleaeo "Diamond speeLif.... 9.1t) paa ! am
1'atiucan 3iau ani i.xpres-
lurth5toro. Carbondale and
New Orleans Fat Mail Cairo,
.Memphis. Jackson, inin.
and Texas Expri-?. Nah
vtl! Atlanta and Jackson
vlt e 'SUSaa
St. L uls Special Cairo. Mem
fhts and New Orleans
Ace-om mediation Muiphjsboro.
Marlon, Cairo. Sparta and
SAC am '4 pm
Aecommodatlon Murph sboro,
Marion ami Creal Sorins....
New Orleans Limited Oilrn,
Memphis. Dixie Fiver, .-asn-iriu.,
Atfnnri and Jackson
ville; Fla j:l4pm 7nara
T i.iii IS AMI IIANMIIAI-.
Train.' Depart. Arrivn.
Mall and Expre-a t7.1am tll.lOpm
Mall and Express t:v?pni t.:l)rm
determined to tlnd tho end or get lost, or
(starved, or endure mrac of the other ca
lamities that sometimes befall cave explor
ers. They found an end, but they a so
found that the cave has more cndi than
an octopus has tails, says tho Connellsville
The way to the cave Is up the river frcm
South Connellsville. Either the railroad or
a wagon road may be followed. The en
trance is on the face of a cliff far up the
mountain side, and the path Is not nn ea y
one. When tbe explorer Is picking his way
over the stones and fallen logs', his Iac" Is
harshly caressed by a tangle of briars. Tho
nlcht air Is heavy with the songs of In
sects, especially the katydids, whose tri.ls
can be heard above the roar of the swift
With n sharp turn the path steps
ngalnst the side of a rudo house occupied
by negro laborers at the quarry, whicn is
a short distance above. They say the cave
Is not haunted. The bare face of the clirf
rears high above this house. At Its ba.e a
itre-am of water of considerable size bub
bles out and hurries down tb- mountain
side, seemingly eager to escape u p.im.g
svstcm that supplies water to tho bcll.rs
nf the qt'arry engines. Tlv water is of thu
pure mountain variety. When the pipes
were placed In position an opening to tho
cave, which there Is easy of access, wa"
walled uo. There is little dirt rence be
tween the two remaining openings. They
are both bad enough, fccallng the cliff fur
about thirty feet, the explorer slides slde
wisio Into n narrow fissure In the rock. Th.s
squirming side- movement if continued for
about thirty feet. There are seveiul tight
squeezes in this passage, but they become
much tighter as the cave further pene
trates the mountain.
The journey inward Is an unpleasant one.
At very few places tne wall Is high cn-ugh
to permit one to stnnd upright. In many
places the fissures are so narrow that the
side squirm must be pressed into service lu
order to proceed. The air is pure and heavy
with elampneS". The cave is cool, but there
Is enough, exerclso to keen tho visitors
warm. Steam floats fr-m the struggling
line ot humanity that wends its way
through holes that are deserted by all forms
of animal and vegetable life, save the flut
tering batt. disturbed from their accus
tomed routine, wheeling In aimless circles
nnd dlsjpixaring around the sharp angles
of the passages.
There are a great many angles. Some
bear such a striking resemblance that it Is
difficult to determine the right one Most of
the way In, the path follows the stream
and the ley water makes aching feet. Tne
farther the passage progresses, the lower
the celling becomes. It gradually narrows
down to about eighteen Inches In height
Here It becomes n'ctssary to proceed en
all fours, wadln; through the water, which
ripples along the chilled anatomy of tha
Valley Park Aceorrraooition
Vall.-.y iark Accommo"atlon
Valifly lark Accommodation ..
Texan and Kansas !-ill for
iart!uf.t, Joplln. Wichita,
Arkansas Cltv. Oklahoma.
Dalla. Galveston ard Fort
Vall-v lnri Aec.mmolatlrn ..
) Faetflc Accommoilatlon
li,v farK Aceuinuiuuafctuu
Tarlflc Accommodation -
Vall,y Tark Acc'mmolat'cn ..
Trias Llmltld (estlsule-ll. for
Eureka Springs. Fort Silth.
Knnl. Corslrana.ALSt n. an
Antonio. Hourtcn and Gal
veston Wetrn Erpres-i ror VInita.
ktihoma Carthage. Joplln.
Wichita. Purton and the
L. Jk S. H. It
Fat Mall Ennsvllle. Nash
ville. Elrmlnirhim. Mont
pttrery. 7hatunoo-"a. Atlan
ta. Macon. Charlton. f C.:
MoMle. New Orleans and
Jarksf.nvllle. Tla 'iitsn
5l"uni Wrnon Accommotatlen. ipm
Svuihem Express, to Evans
vllie. Na.hvllle. Elrmlng
h .m MoMle. New Orlrje,
ralatka. evala and St. Pe
tersburg. Pla 'Si&pm
VIIbOtltI PACIFIC HAILWAV.
Tia'n. D-o-irt. ArriTs.
Fust Mill 3.00am PWfr,
IC3l Express JaSam e:B!a
Karsa City. St Josph Oin.
ha nnd Southern Kansas Ex
press D:fara :tSpta
vtashlTitften Areommodat'on .. tSCSpra t73ac
St Joseph. JonPn. Wlrh'ta
and Kansas Llmifd. aa'V "?-tlpm '71 am
Ksrsas nnd Co'n.ado Exore..n:I rj-n 7:t0ain
,.tXtl' Coeur I.ke tralrs Isare Union Stiticnat
! a. m.. 9:ti a. m.. S. ISO p. ro.. KSi p. a..
J7 p. m
Leave Vard" enter arenae at 'IS? p. m
Oak Hill trains I ive Union Stl-n at K:c a.
m . etO'ta a n.. tjM n m and ; p. ri
Kirkwood tralrs lsve Union ctatlon at t70
m . tl-ao n. m.. 4:"0 o. m.. 5 a. m.
t4ve Vandeventer Avenue Matlon at HliJ
rally. tPxrept Sunday. .Sunday only. s.
Sati-rJay and Sunday only.
3IOI1ILU & OHIO.
West India Fiver
Mcrtliisboro. Snrti. Ch-ter.
act! Percy Accommrdatloa .,
H :50 pm tll-SSam
31 K. & T.
Train. Derart. Arrisa.
Jefferson City. Colorado. Feflalla.
Jefferson lty. Co'orado s?e-
dsl'a. Clint 3n. For Scott.
rsrns -and Indian Territory
repress 3;15am s5?ncm
Fo.t Worth. Dallas. Waco. .pm
Tavtor and Ati'tln Express . 3:13 pra 7:fl ara
Fort Worth. Dsllas. San An-
tcrlo an-1 Galveston Exp-e-s 3:IJ ara tM nra
Sical'a. Nevada. Fort Scott
and Denlson Express S:U pm Mtam
ST. LOUIS-PKORIA LIXei
(See C. St, P. 4 St. L.
st. i... ic. c- & c 11. n.
"ST. LOUIS LINE."
T.Tra,n . Depart. ArriT-.
I nion Express (dally) (:(pn SSSara
Creve Cceur Lake and Union
bpcclal tsunaay nnl, ) 7:0 am t.OO pa
ST. LOUIS MERCHANTS' URIOGt: TER
.1IIXAL RAILWAY SLUCHUAA TRAI5
Eaitbcund Leave Eighth and Gratiot streets,
except .-unday. irj :n. Ia. S:5l. to.Oi. 11IS
a m.. is ao. 1:4. i-M. 1, S:ia. -s. j; p. ro.
baluiday ard Sunday only 11:11 p. m. Sunday
only-i-.. lat. i-y.u a. ra., 5:11 p. ra.
Leave Washington avenue, except Sunlay. 4.-IL
ei, 7:, 5. iu:e. J133 a. m.. Ul. i:i Si),
4:iM. S:H, 69. 8:r6 p. m. Saturday and Sunday
enly U:tS p. m. Sunday only i:!?. 7SS. W:li
a. m.. 55 p. m.
Westbound Leave Granite Ctty. exespt Sun
day. 1.1J. 7. s:14. 3::s W:C a. m.: 1:1, !:!-.
SS3. 4J5. 9:41 53. 7:13. :17 p a. Sfeiurday
enly 40 p. m. Sunday only 53. 1i a. m.;
l:ns. S p ro.
Leave lladison. except Sunday. 5:t, 74. S:1J.
93.'. 10-44 a. m.; t:li. S.17. :27. 4:40. . 7:17.
6:71 p. in Saturday only 4:S p. m. Sunday
only 5. 9:U a m.. 1:07. t:04 p ro
vaSdalia "ix e. "'
Train. Drpart. Arrive.
Fa-t Mall 3a)4 m UUaia
Trains Ni. S) and 21. New
York, rh ladelrhla Baltlmo.o
and Washington Special ....3:41 am 4:40prn
Indlanapol.s and New York
Leal ...'!:Hin 3-v)pm
New York Limited laOpta li.Mpra
Petoskey and Mackinaw Lim
ited 10 pm U':S pnv
Colambus and Eatem Express :! pm ;:12 nra
Vandalla Accommodation a.30 pm S:1Hui
Indlanapclis and New York
Expie- II! p-n 9:40 pm
Fast Mali -2:10 am n:44mn
Train. Depart. Arrive.
Continental Limited Detroit.
Niagara Falls. IJafalo. New .
Yo.k and Boston JJOsm lSrm
Toledo. Detroit. Niagara Falls.
Buffalo. Nw York and Bos-
ton Exprfss H:pm Tiliara
Tcl'do. New York and Doston
Fat Mall M;4iara 2:tta
M'dnteht Llmlte.) Detroit,
ItuSalo. New York end Bos
ton liaipra :rn
Toledo Local Exores !: am S:45 pra.
nannr r Expres Chicago !: am HM rn
Hanner Limited Chicago ."3 rra 7:ljm
MMnlcht Limited Chicago.. ...liapm 7atu
Fast Mall Chlcasro 2:45 am
Kansas City Line.
Kansas City Express S.iOam f'5jPm
Kanvn City Fast Mill f-i pm ISO am
Kansas City IJmlted 10:1a pm 6J0 am.
rattonsburc Express ':?!!, .5i!SI'!2
nnon Ball-Omaha 7-M P 7.-Ce)am
Ottumwa and Des Molnei Ex-
press :00am t)(0
Ottumwa and Des MolnesLlm-
Ited "TSJpta S-JOam
West Moberly and Kansas
Cltr Local : !i? m .,f :S p2
Voberlv Locat pm lltljain
Fat Deratur Local Hi-pm'lkMsm
Decatur Lobal iSunday onl) 4:4a pm
From Unlcn Station
Ft. Charl.n JtlSOpra j::05pr.i
N-r.loch Park .U:.'?pm .Vli""
Ftrfrusen !::i',m !J:rtr-
rerimson Ni) pm 5:lpm
Feriru.wn. JVs arl
Fercuon H':2S am
rerjmson Thursday on'.v) - Jl Pm'J:52Pm
Klnloch Park Itaces tl:15pm
Klnloch Park Races l:4a pm .......,-
Frcm Olive Street Station ----
Ft. Charles ;:?;,m !l:Srr
St. Charles '-J' P l-??""
Urideeton ' : Tri?"1"
rrlilreton i-!im Jf-vS p2?
I-.reuion t"-r-ara J':J2,ri
Kir.loch Park !!7? ',nl S3?!!'?
rermison i P1" 2J p?
Ferrun. 1.5'-"rm tlEE?
le-gu-m (Tliur1sy only) 11:0 pm lOIOpn.
Klnloch Park Itacei, U-Wim
1 Tho first chamber Is situated about :
I quaiter of a mllo from the entrance. It
was a muddy place with few Interesting
features. At the further end of this room
the passage again opens ard with another
quarter of a m.Ie the main chamber t
I reached. The scene here Is well worth
I the wet feet and general feeling of dis
. comfort that follows a visit to the civ-.
Stalactite and stalagm te fo.mation-. aru
seen on all sides varying from a brilliant
whiteness to thj dull golden of sulphur.
The forms are many and varied. From
tha walls hang glistening. snc!I-Ilk-
scale, some like the leaves of a ponder
ous book. At other places the column"
from the tup and bottom meet and lorra
a lasting pl.lar. The lorch llehts sparkus
on the clear drops of water that :hlne on
tho ends cf the stalactites. The floor of
the cavern li covered with crot'Kluj
shapes. On ie-ledge at the side several
curious objects were discovered. They
. are the dried skeletons of bats, perhap
j the remains of me of these gloomy crea
1 tures that lived In another age.
The waterfall Is the eld of the wonders
of the eavc It lies about a mlie from the
cliff and Its dull, heavy roar can be heard
from the entrance. The passage becomes
wor-e as the sound cf the falling water
Iwcomi-i clearer. The falla are reached at
last. Prom the celling of a rock about
fifteen feet square the water falls In a
gentle sprnv. suggesting a refreshing f bow
er bath. The height of Ita source cannot
be measured with the eye. It probably
cornea from the surface. It Is said that tho
cave has another entrance from the oppo
site side of the mountain and the steps lead
ing to It tart from the waterfall, but "
( th- steps are there they are well hidden,
j Members of lhe rarty took a large num
I ber or pictures while exploring the cave
t The walls were made to echo with tha
dull explosion of flashlights. The bat?,
probably, tr ought the day of reckoning hod
, come. .
' On the way out. a number of pictures
were taken of tbe laige chamber. Thu
numbers of the party were grouped around
over the unique formations, and If the p.c-
l tuies are a success they will be well worm
the trouble of the trip.
Keeling & Illdge. owners of the cavern
and Fnrimr. have nostcd notices at thu
entrance, forolddiiij visiters to explore
the cave. The reason for this Is the ex
j treme danger that attends such an ex
' ploration. If one of a party would fall and
bteak a leg. his removal fron tbe cave
I would be the next thing to Impossible. It
' ould be an evr matter to get lo;t In tha
rumbcrlesi passages-. Blasting Is going on
all the time near the cavern, and at any
, t'me the rocks might become loosened by
I the shock and the whole collapse. The
I notice posted does not so state, but It 1
understood that 't applies only to lean peo
ple. For fat people no notice Is necea-cary.
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