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The Love Letters of
a Confederate General
AUTHOR'S NAME AT LAST REVEALED
You have reoJ the newspaper comments about the famous
"Love Letters of a "Confederate General" and you no
doubt, like many others speculated as to who was the au
thor of this great series of love and war. He told us of
great battles with startling- Rs?&Hn, be depicted the sol
dier's life with humor and pethos but above all else he laid
bare his own love story, one moat beautiful and sweet that
gripped us from the start and went straight to our hearts.
Who was this great general and true lover? Now at last
we can tell you: he was Major-General George E. Pickett,
C. S. A. the hero of Gettysburg. Five Forks and other not
able battles of Civil War and he wrote these-hunian doc-.ii- .
inents to his wife who has, owing to recent developments,
given us permission to divuige his name.
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SAVING THE ITALIAN BABIES
Maternity Insurance in That Coun
try Has Greatly Reduced Infant
Italy joined in 1902 the few Euro
pean states which have established
laws for the better protection of wo
m?n working in industrial occupations
after confinement This law prohib
ited women from working for a month
after confinement, but contained no
provisions about the collecting cf
funds from which the expenses could
be defrayed. For this reason ref
lations were generally disregarded,
and women went back to work as soon
as they were able to do so.
At the end of April, 1912, a nev/ law
came into force. All women in indus
tries between fifteen and fifty years
of age belong now to an obligatory
maternity insurance fund. The em
ployer pays the dues of 20 to 40 cents
a year, and is allowed to deduct hnlf
the amount from the wages. These
dues, together with fines of employes
for violation of the law and a govern
ment subsidy, makes it possible to
give in case of confinement $8. It
does not make any difference whether
the woman is married or not. Mother
and child are thus taken of for at least
one month after the birth of the in
fant. The Italian law requires, furth
er, that a factory with more than
fifty women workers must provide a
decent room in which mothers can at
tend to their babies and nurse them.
Frequently, large factories have a kind
of day nursery with a trained nurse in
charge. Infant mortality has been
greatly reduced among industrial
TRULY TIMES HAVE CHAINED
Philosopher In Puck Moralizes Over
the Advancements Which the
World Has Seen.
The time was when you could get a
woman to do all your housework and
tend to the garden and milk nine cows
.dght and morning, and do it for two
dollars a week and be glad to get the
money. Where have they gone?
Time was when you could get a man
to cut wood for 75 cents a cord, and
when a dollar a day wasn't paid to
anybody except in harvest time. Look
at things now!
Time was when a day's work meant
to be up by candle-light doing chores
and eating supper by candle-light after
the evening chores was finished. And ,
I'm talking about summer-not winter. I
Time was when you could go to the
county and get a boy to work for you
for his keep. He was bound out to
you till he was eighteen, and if he run
away you could bring him back and
lick the nonsense out'n him. If you
want a boy, these days them people
will ask you as many questions as if
you was selling a horse.
Sometimes when I look at this here
country that I've give my whole life to
-so to speak-I wonder if it's reely
an' truly paid. I tell you I dunno.
Telephone Three Miles in Air.
A telephone exchange three miles
in the air. This station, said to be
the highest in the world, is in the
meteorological observatory on the
top of Mont Rosa in the Pennine
Alps, 15.450 feet above sea level. At
this elevation snow is always found,
and advantage is taken of the high
insulation given by dry snow, the
wires in the last section, at the peak,
being simply laid on the snow covered
ground. To prevent breakage by
glacier movements the line is carried
through rings on the telephone poles.
The poles are short and are taken
down at the end of every summer sea
son and replaced at the beginning of
the following summer.
Society and Solitude.
As for the dispute about society and
solitude, any comparison is impertln- j
ent. It is an idling down on the plain
at the base of the mountain instead
of climbing steadily to its top. Of
course you will be glad of all the so
ciety you can get to go up with? Will
you go to glory with me? is the
burden of the song. It is not that we
love to be alone, but that we love to
soar, and when we do soar the com
pany grows thinner and thinner till
there ls none at all. It is either the
tribute on the plain, a sermon on the
mount, or a very private ecstasy still
higher up. Use all the society that
will abet you.-Thoreau.
To Avoid Colds.
Catching cold is not so much a sign
that there has been great exposure,
but that the body has no resistance to
6mall amount of exposure. The only
way of avoiding catching colds is to
accustom oneself to every kind of i
change of temperature, not to try and |
keep the body at a uniform heat. It !
is clear that if the body is kept within j
a narrow range of temperature, every
thing outside that wili be dangerous, j
whereas if it is familiarized with a i
wide range of temperature, everything '
within that can have no ill effect. Ex- j
creise in the open air. without warm j
wraps, is the chief protection against i
The Balkan turmoil is stirring our j
historical and geographical memories, j
For a thousand years or so no one has :
thought much of Durazzo. Hut it waa
a famous port when the Romans called i
it Dyrrachium. It was the nearest
point across from Brundusium-which I
is now Brindisi-and was chosen by !
Cicero as his place ol' pleasant exil", I
just as Boulogne is regarded fr> -.1
this side of the channel. In f.i \ ;
BrundusiiMii and Dyrrachium were t';o j
Dover and Calais of the Romans, and
nov.- once more Durazzo is springing
LIFE'S WORTH ONLY
AS IT IS OF USE
HAT is our education but a
preparation and a guidance
for the investment of life?
These tens of thousands of
boys and girls who are crowding for
the first time to the doors of our
schools and colleges came here to
learn how to invest tl ?ir powers and
\ears to the best advantage. Each
has a gift in the hand-the gift of
a life and power which the world
needs and they alone can give. The
figure of Christ's parable holds. The
master of Life has called his servants
and given to each a sum to be used
in life's business-to one ten talents,
to another five, to others one or two.
Life is of no worth unless it is put
to use. The money that is merely
hoarded cramps the soul. The scholar
who thinks of learning only as ac
cumulation haa no reason to expect
useful or ha*>py days. The school and
the scholar must think of their work
as training for investment. The
teacher '''ho best succeeds in kindling
the imagination and relating present
tasks to future purposes will accom
plish most and earn most of the pu
pil's gratitude in memories to come.
Life's Real Value.
Just in these days of school comes
a world-wide reawakening of discus
sion about the origin of life which
will work its way down in influence
to the minds of all our children. Just
now, also, we have that noble, but
mistaken action by which a great man
of Japan has taken his own life as
a protest against the growing luxury
and carelessness of the boys under his.
charge in the nobles' school. Both of
these bring warning that life is to be
weighed in its qualities and not as a
thing of value in itself. They urge us
to make wise investment of our years.
The life that begins in such simple
forms that the chemist is beginning to
believe that he can fashion it, is not
to be compared in value with the life
which the boys and girls are learning
to invest for the good of others and
their own power and joy.
Quality Above All.
These discussions which seem to
call in question the value of life in
itself considered, have this to say
to all of us-that quality is the great
thing after all. Suppose the chemist
succeeds in putting together the form
which life, as we say, inhabits, so
that it moves, it feeds, it renews its
tissues, It divides and multiplies. Be
tween that simple form of life and its
aevelopment into the lowest type of
man, there are millions of years of
stiuggle and endeavor, running
through uncounted millions of separate
lives. Before the lowest savage could
rise to the level of the American
schoolboy's opportunity there were In
numerable years and uncounted lives
of struggle and self-sacrifice. Of all
these years and lives we are the In
heritors. It is the fruit of. these strug
gles and savings which we are learn
ing how to invest.
If we invest selfishly and unwisely,
we are bringing all the efforts of the
ages in our behalf to naught. We are
defeating all the winners of these
countless battles. We arc disappoint
ing God, our Heavenly Father, and our
fathers and mothers upon earth. Such
splendid attainment, measured by
such countless years all whose patient
ly accumulated treasures of power
and quality are trusted to their ha ads
for investment! Shall we fling back
into the gulf of darkness whence it
came? Or shall we take our part in
the advancing multitude of those who
are studying how to invest their lives
for God and for their brothers,?-The
Congregationalist and Christian.
Prayers God Answers.
Desires turned toward God are pray
ers. Some people suppose that they:
are praying only when they are on:
their knees, or sneaking to God In,
some reverent attitude of devotion.
But many of the most real and moBt
acceptable prayers are never voiced in
words. They arw only breathings of
the eoul, longings of the heart, yearn
ings and Espirations which cannot be
put Into language. One of the Lord's
beatitudes was for those who have
longings in their heart?, "Blessed are'
rhey that hunger and thirst after1
righteousness: for they shall be filled."
Hungerings and thirstings after God,
desires to be better, longings for more
holiness, wishes for closer communion
with God. are prayers which God pro
miser to answer. Hunger is a mark
of health. Not to hunger any more
Indicates illness, lt is so in the body,
lt is so in j the mino, it is so in the
soul. The true spiritual life is full of1
- 1. ..
Turn Sorrows to Service.
Don't let your sorrows stagnate:
they will turn your heart into a fen
of bitter waters, from which will
sprout the rank ru.shea of self-ill and
rebellion against (Jed. Turn your sor
rows outward into currents of sym
pathy and demis of kindness to other
people, ant! they-will become a stream
of blessing. A baptism of trial may
be your IX E', baptism irr christ's ser
vice. \\'or!;;n.; is- i) tter then weeping:
and if you work cn tili the last moil
ing breaks, you will mad In that clear
light the meaning of meny of your
Borrows.-Rev T. !.. Cuyler, D.D.