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POE*S PHOTO
GIVEN TO HIM
Dr. J. F. Carter Received It
From Rosalle Poe.
'"*T '_
riE WAS POETS FRIEND
i -?
' They Used to Walk the Streots Together
and Poe Was Wlth Hlm on Last
Night In Riehmond?Fund ofln
terectlng Remlniscences.
*}? llfe-story ln fact or flctlon Is of
moro Intorost than that of Edgar Allen
Poe. who Bpont hls boyhood And youth
in thla clty. and who, though she thought
llttlo enough of hlm In hlB llfetlmo, Rieh?
mond claims, wltll Baltlmore, thc honor
hla namo and hls unexcellod, If not peer
less. poetlcal productlons bestow.
Poe dled ln 1849 and It Is a raro treat
now to moot one who know hlm woll and
whoso memory ls clear after tho lapse of
flfty-four years. Such a person Is found
tn Dr. John F. Carter, of thls clty.
Though sofonty-soven years of age and
?omewhat fooble ln body, his mlnd Is as
brlght and strong and hlit memory as
clear as lt waa when ho walked the
Btreets of Riehmond wlth hls frlend, Poo,
Ravcn" and "Auinabel Lee" at "Dunciin
Lodge, now the Riehmond Industrlal
Homo, on Broad Street Just ibeyond Rieh?
mond College.
RECITE-S "ONCE UPON."
Standlng on hls porch a few days ngo,
thls knlghtly gentleman of tho old school
but ob Botetourt county alono imos over
ti.Oto.OK) can? a year, whlch wlll bo great?
ly Incroiwcd UUb year, it will take about
the capaclty of nV* plant, worklng tho
year round, to supply tho demand from
thls county.
Botetourt Is tho home of tho tomato. na
tho vogclablo grows hero to Ub, great
..st perfoctlon.
Tho prices pald tho farmers vnry from
M to .10 cents per bushol, and It Is sald
thnt nt 20 cents it Is tho moat profitablo
crop whlch can ho ratscd, and ono from
whlch tho qulckest returns aro had, as
tho crop ls nll sold and pnid for boforo
frost. Thero wlll thls year be ovor 100 enn
nlng cstnbllBhmonts ln tho county, Hcro
lofore tho cans havo all boen mado In
Baltlmoro. and as tho freight charges are
coiiBidornblo, It has been a heavy draln on
tlio county.
With a factory at home, whore tho cans
may bo sought as nooded in less than
rar-lnad lots, m.any faTmers wlll engnge
ip the buslness, and wlth tholr own labor
put up tho tomatoes grown on thelr own
liuid, thus addlng to thelr proflts.
Tho offlcors of the Vlrglnla Can Com?
pany nre as follows:
O. C. ITuffman. presldent and general
manngor; J, Z. Schultz, secrotary and
trcasuror, and W. R. Styno, G. M. nuft
man, J. F. Gardner, a. H. Grnybill, john
T. Martln nnd tho two officcrs abovo
named, directorB. Theso are oll well
known and succossfut buslness men of
Botetourt.
Judgo Georgo K. Aderson has referred
to the Botetourt Bar tlie arrangement of
tho terms of the now Clrcult Court. It is
thought that there wlll be four terms,
beglnnlng March lst. June lst, A-ugUBt
2"lh and Decembnr l?t. The Aufnist term
Is **et for that date bo as not to confllct
wlth tho Court of Appeals, whlch mcets
ln Staunton In Septembcr.
?
Roosevelt and the Negro
Edltor of Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch:
Slr?In a very lnterestlng book recently
publlBhcd entltlcd "Col. Alexander K. Mc
Clure's Recollections of Half a Century."
It appears that Roosevelt's afllliatlon for
the negro Is not of recent origln. He
says on page 250:
"At the Chlcago Republlcan Katlonal
Conventlon In 1SSI I saw the rapldly grow
EDGAR ALLAN POE.
reclted the first sta-nza of "The Raven"
as ho had heard Poe reclte lt nearly;
three score years ago.
I>r. Carter hoB in hls possesslon a
eplendld photograph of Poo taken by
"Stnnton "-Butler, 79 W. Fayette Street,
one door from. Charles."
Soon after the death of Poe, hls slster,
Rosalle (MacKenzle Poe, then in desti
tute clrcumstances In thls clty, secured
several photographs of her talcnted broth?
er and ln her extremo need offered them
for sale among her acqualntances at $1
each. She Bold only two. Meoting Dr.
Carter one day she told hlm sho could
not thlnk ot selllng a photograph of her
brother ? to hlm but sho would llke to
give hlm one. Ho gladly acceptod It.
Years after, Dr. Carter gaairo lt to hls
friend, Miss Julla Shepperson, who mar?
ried "Mr. Ira Allcy. of Manchester.
A short tlmo ago, she gavo it back to
him and ho now values it very hlghly.
The photograph is not a copy but ono
for whlcli Poe sat. lt Is one of tho best
he ever had taken and though moro than
half a century old, lt ls in a flne stato
of preseiwatlon.
, RICH IN RECOLLECTIONS.
Dr. Carter dellghts to talk of hls ac
ciuolntance with Poo, and hls rccollec
tions of Riehmond in olden tlmes ls re
markably vlvld. His mlnd is a. verltable
treasure houso of lnterestlng recollec
tlons, He remembers dlstlnctly, to the
laat detall, hls grandfather's vlvld story
of the attack on Stony Point, undor I*lad
Anthony, This grandfalhor was nono
other than Major James Gib
bon. colleetor of tho port of Riehmond
for many years aftor tho Revolution nnd
whom Andrew Jackson, when Presldent,
was petltloned to dlslodge on tho ground
that he bolonged to the other sldo and
had sald that Jackson was a "grand ohj
scoundrol." Jackson held that a man
with such a mllltary record as Major
Olbbon and such a spotless charactcr as a
publlo offlcor. hnd a rlght to hold tho
opinion that he, Jackson, was a sooun
drol, and ho would turn hlm out Just bc
causo he possessed tlie courage to sny
ep. Major Gibboa and Pcter Franclsco
were closoly associated in th0 attack on
Stony Polnt and Potor,, wlth thnt great
sword of his, in a. glant's hand, saved
the dauntless mnjor's llfe.
TO riAKE TIN CANS.
An lmportant Industry to Be Started at
Buchanan.
(Speclal to Tbo Tlmos-niBputch.)
BUCHANAN, VA., Eebruary 21.?A
charter haa beon granted by Judgo. Hon,
ry E. Blnlr to the Vlrglnla Can Com?
pany. Thla eompnny wlll organize wlth
a mibscrlbed oapltal of 120,000, and Wlll
at onco begln tho eroot'on aud equipmont
of ita plant at Buchamnn for tho nuuiu
faoture of tln cans.
Tha mocltlnery for making tho cn.ma has
been ordered. aud tho manufacturor haa
agreed to havo it ln plaea by May lst.
In the monntlmo the necessary bulldinga
wlll be oraoted, nnd tha company hopea
to ha ready xto niuke cans early ln May,
Tfct capaclty af the plant wlll be 30,000
(msa n, day, Thla soeina m large quantlty,
Ing tolerance of the Republlcan leaders
for negro polltlcal fellowshlp vory Jmpres
sively portrayed. When the chalrman of
the Natlonal Commlttee called the body
to order, one of the youngest members
of the conventlon rose, and ln a speech
of singular elegance and force nomlnated
Representative Lynch (a promlnent negro
of Misslsslppi) as temporary chalrman. In
presentlng this nominatlon tho young ora?
tor said that it was a 'flttlng thing for
us to choose to preside over the conventlon
ono of that race whoso right to sit wlth?
in these walls Is due to tho blood and
treasuro so lavishly spent by tho foun
ders of the Republlcan party.' Mr. Lynch
?was promptly and unanlmously elected,
and tho young orator who thus present?
ed tho flrst negro to preside 'over a na?
tlonal conventlon, and the only one of hls
race who has ever been In charge of
such a body. was Theodore Roosevelt,
"now Presldent of tho Unlted States."
So it seems that ho was afflictcd with
ne-gro-phobla long before his accldental
electlon to hls present posltlon.
Over two decades ago there were sevon
negroes In the Houso of Representatlves.
Now thero are none. Surely a brlghter
era has opened for the South.
i;homas d. jeffress.
Chase Clty, Va,, Feb. 17. 1803.
Good
Vision
is nssured wlth ovory pair
of glnsses wo flt, Comforb
g 1 a s s o s, contentmont
glasses, porfeofc flttlng
glassos, Wo wlll soll you
a perfcot flttlng pnlr of
glasses that wlll mako you
fool coutontetl?nnd be n
comfort at work of any
"klnd.
Why not; know for cer?
taln whothor you nocd
glnsses?it mny savo you
from unnecossary Huffer
Ing from "hendnohos, nor*
vousnoss, oto. Wo wlll
toll you ln a fow -nluutos.
NEW SYSTEM
OF FARM1NG
Scarclty of Labor Makes Dlf?
ferent Methods Necessary.
INTENSIVE VS. EXTENSIVE
Merchants and Farmers Taklng Stock
In a New Stcamboat Company.
' Memorlal to Rev VV. R, D.
fvloncure.
(Bpeelnl to The Tln>i>*-DI?pateta._
COMORN, KING GEORGE COUNTY,
VA., Fob. 21.?For some years past the
farmers hero have been conslderlng and
dlscusslng tho advlBablllty of chonglng
thelr modus opcrandl and adoptlng a
systom better sultcd to the condltions of
the present tlme. ? Many thlngs havo
consplrcd to make somo radlcal change
necesaary, chlef among these belng'.'the
scarclty and uncertalnty of labor dur?
ing crop season
It otten happcns that when the farmer
has "pltched" a large' crop and ls ln
presslng need of competent help. the la?
bor elther goea North.or demands hlgher
wages than can ho pald for ordlnary
farm work, and then tho crop must elther
be sllghted to such a. degree as to great?
ly rcduce tho yleld, or be .cultivated at
a cost far ln excess of the market value.
A tenont system was some years ago
adopted as a remedy for this labor evll
?a system of farming on "shores," the
landlord furnlshlng the land and team
and the tenant. furnlshlng the labor.
But thls system ls not wlthout objeclions
to many. and therotore ls not satlsfactory
as a rule.
Many of the farmers will thls year
adopt the long-talked of "Intenslve" sys?
tem In place of the "extenslve" sys?
tem, which has hltherto obtalned.
Thls "Intenslve" system means brlefly
the cultlvatlon of a small area ln any
one crop, and such tlmely and thorough
cultlvatlon as to Increase tho yleld per
acre.
?FETWER ACRES.
Some who have been cultivating say
one hundred acres ln corn wlll now oul
tlvate isome forty or flfty acres, and
a good many who have hltherto cultivat?
ed flfty acres will thls year?and proba?
bly hereofter?cultlvate only twenty or
twenty-flve acres, and thus obviate Lbe
necesslty of hlrlng labor to any con
siderable extent.
It Is beHcved that the"Intense" system
has still other advantages. The cultl?
vatlon of a smallor area wlll enable the
farmer not only to practlco such thor
oughness as wlll Increase the yleld per
ocre, but wlll enable hlm to dlvlde hls
farm lnto more fields than formerly,
and thus reBt nthe worn out soll, grow
grass and raise cattle and sheep more
extenslvely.
A representativo of a recently organ
Ized and lncorporated steam boat and
tranBportaOon oompany of Washlngton,
D. C, ls maklng a tour of thls and
other countles of the Northern Neck,
taklng subscrlptlons to the Jolnt stock
of the company.
MONCURE MEMORIAL.
Tho Baptists of Stafford and upper
Klng George are manifesting the deep
est Interest ln the W, R, D. Moncure
Memorlal Chapel. now ln course of erec
tlon ln the former county. Mr. Mon?
cure was one of the most'popular and
universally loved Baptlst mlnlsters of
modern tlmes, and the people of these
countles take great prlde ln erecting a,
house of worshlp to perpetuate hls mem?
ory.
A good many colored men hero have
been ongaged to go to Marlborough, just
across Potomac Creek, in Stafford coun?
ty, to work at the blg flahery, which
wlll begin operatlons Bome time ln the
course of the next two weeks. Good
seine-haulers are pald ?18 to $25 per
month on the Marlborough shore.
Some of the white labor here will go
to the "Crow's Nest" nelghborhood as
soon as the weather will admlt of camp
Ing ln tho woods, to work for the com?
pany that recently purchased the im
mense body of timber there for shlpment
to Europe. The timber ls to be Bawed
lnto logs, and the logs will be hewn
to a square wlth broad axes, before lt
can be further prepared for shipment
to the old country.
It is understood that Mr. J. B. Mat
tingley, of La Plata, Md? who recently
purchased several tracts of tlmberland in
Hooe's Neck, thls county, ls arrangtng to
brlng two largo steam saw mllls across
the Potomac for tho purpose of convert
ing the timber lnto cross tles and scant
Hng for the Pennsylvanla Rallroad Com?
pany.
Captaln Randall, of Washlngton, was
at Colonlal Beach several days ngo ar
ranglng for tho erection there of a
power house 80x80 feet. Captaln Ran?
dall, ln addltlon to thls power house.
wlll rebulld the Colonlal Beach Wharf.
ercct a rolla costa and bulld a large
addltlon to tho hotel recently purchased
by hlm.
TELEIPHONE CABLE.
It ls reported that a telephone cable
wlll be lald across the Rappahonnock
Rlver at Port Conway at an early day
for the purpose of connectlng Klng
Georgo and Carollne and for tho fur?
ther purpose of puttlng a larger terrltory
ln dlrect telephone communlcatlori wlth
Frederlcksburg, etc.
Mrs. Fleldlng Lowls, who underwent a
surglcal operatlon In Washlngton about
six weeks ngo, has so far recovored her
health as to bo able to return to thls
county. She Is now a guest ot hor
daughter, Mrs, John S. Dicklnson, at
Borry Plaln, and will return to Marmion,
hor home, ln a few days.
Dr. Whlting, of Klng and Queen, has
located at Port Conway, ln thls county,
and Is prnctlclng modlclno In that com
munlty. Klng Georgo, therefore, has
three practlclng physlclanB now.
Tho Baptists nnd their frlends, of Co?
lonlal Beach. gavo a delightful "box
party" In the "Colonlal Houso" on tho
nlght of tho 17th lnstant, and reallzod n
snug sum of money from lt for the bene?
flt of the Colonlal Beach Baptlst
Church,
Mr. George W, Sorroll, who has boon
spendlng some days on hls farm hero,
has returned to hls home, In Washlng?
ton, D. C,
Mr. Walter Purks, of Igo, thls county,
spont thla week ln Baltlmore and Wash?
lngton.
Mlsses Mattlo Farmer and I_ola Poy
ton, of thls nolghborhpod, havo gone to
Washlngton to spend a week or ten dnys
wlth klns'folk.
Mlss Tlnoy Btephens, who hns beon
resldlng ln tho Natlonal Capltal Clty for
sovoral years, has roturnod hero to re
Blde wlth her mother,
Dr. Thomas T, Arnold. of thls nelgh
borliood, who has boen very IU for a
weok post, ls Bomcwhiit Improved.
The noble daughters of D, A. 0. Flsh
erv of RIchmond oouut.'. havo bacomo a
household word throughout tho North?
ern Neok, and they are belns pralsed ln
nnmeaaured terma for burylng wlth thelr
own hands the remnlns of a ohlld that
dled of smallpox, when others would not
porforin tlie taaJt
RARE PRICE
SS10H
EPENOABLE FURNITURE
ls What Wa Offar You Here This Week.
If price will make it an object for you to purchase you will buy here and now, Rarely will you find quality
and low prices go together,. but our FEBRUARY SALE BRINGS THIS GONDITION OF THINGS ABOUT. "Note
our prices."
CREDIT WITHOUT EXTRA COST.
?l ;,-.i;-..? i.'ii.u
Metal Beds
"7Cf?r a good Whlto Enamoled
$1
$2.95
Bed; worth ?4.00.
for fancy White Ennmeled
Bed; worth $1,130.
?7C for pretty Bross-trimmed
./*">:
$3
<C1 "7 *%n t>or heavy AU-brass Bed;
?p 1 /.DXJ worth "25.00.
Bed; worth $5.60.
rfj| AO for thls handsome Rocker;
4Jl.*rO golden oak finish; nctually
a $3.00 value.
Parlor Furniture
djl A -r fi for flno sllk Damask 3
"p 1 UiOU ploco Parlor Suito; worth
$10.60.
CI A "7C i0T 3-Ploce Parlor Suite;
?pI-4-./O worth $20.00.
(S'JM Cfi *0T largo B-pieco Suite;
4?*fa*T.>0\f nlcely carved frame. sllk
damask coverlng; worth $32.
? i >j e/\ for flno Suite, poltshed ma
JPt-' ?*'"-hogany flniah, verona cov?
erlng; worth $65.00,
Extension Tables
tf "? e\ c? for heavy 6-foot oak Exton
.$&. ^VD Bion" Taable; c.worth $5.50.
rtjyC ^"C-fur oluster bose, nlcely carv
?pU./iJed Extension Table; worth
$10.00. v .
<P?? (rA for very hpavy oak Extension
"*?y .D\J Table; worth $15.00.
Sideboards
<??*"> qc for large Golden Oak Side
471 ?i."*j board; largo plate glaaa
mlr'ror, swelled front, fincly carved;
worth $18.00.
C1 8 *7 ^ tw "noaslve Oak Sldeboard,
4> 1 O. /O riandsomely carved, awell
ed base; worth $25.00.
Partieular Attentibn
PaidtoMailOrders
Go=Carts
Our Gc-Cart and Carrlago etock
comaprisoa tho plck of pattornB of the
threo, largest llnes In tho country,
CJ4 "7"*: tor our speclai do-Cart; cost
?ptJ. / C" yod elsewhere $16.00."
Carpets and Hattings
The flnest osBortmentiof Carpets and
Rugs to bo found in the clty.
?40c. Carpet reduced to 2So.
750. Cnrpot reduced to 60c.
$1 Carpot reduced to 75c.
40c. Mattlng reduced to 30c.
30c. MatUng reduced to 20c.
26c. MatUng reduced to 15c.
Rockers
for large Arm
00.
Rockor; worth
98c l
d? | '") E for large size Rattan Rooker;
?J) 1 ,&D worth $2.50.
? | (\ c for Handsomo Cobbler Seat
"5 1 .V"i?.Rocker; worth $3.00.
Bedroom Furniture
C | fi Cfl for large Golden Oak Be?
?p i *_. ,t_? vr rooC suite; cost elaowhere
$25.00. ,
_ *?ft 'or pohshed Quartered Oak
?-C?V" Bod Rnom Ru?_>
$33._^^
Chairs
70rtor high-bnck brace-arm Dln
?'***'>* er; worth $1.25.
OCr *ori heavy eaue-seat oak dlnlng
*?**J"_.room Chalr; worth $1.50.
Cl OKf?r pollshed box-seat Dlner:
?P * iXD worth $3.00.
. O*.for Sew,nS Machlne?Dem
?*'?-' orest.- Ten year guaranteo.
Flnely flnlshed golden oak case,
drop head Demorest Mt C'S'Tti _?_"_
chines ._P-fr___r,Oll
PETTIT & COMPANY mTKim.
Corner Foushee and Broad Streets. \
PRESIDENT'S CHAfR AT HARVARD
COMES DOWN FROM COLONIAL DAYS
Interesting Piece of Antique
Colonlal Furniture.
USED BY 13 PRESIDENTS
Made the Subject of a Well Known Po
em by Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Dates Back to the 16th
Century'
(Speclal to Tho Tlmes-DlgDntch.)
CAMBRIDGE, MASS., Feb 21.?One of
tho most ;,lnterestlng pieces ot ancient
Colonial furniture in thls country is the
chalr used by die President of liarvard
Unlverslty during the annual commence
ment exercises In June. Askle from the
fact that it is very old the chalr has the
dlstlnctlon of belng almost the only ono
of Its klnd in Amerlca, so far as collec
tors have been ablo to discover.
The Presldent's chalr, as it is always
called, has been used by 18 presidents of
tho college and unlverslty. Jt ls stoutly
constructed of onk ln the style known
ns "thrown" or turned and dates back
to the slxtcent.i century, so that it was
already something or an "antiquo" when
lt was originully brought over to thia
country by some early rurltan Pilgrlm.
Qllver Wendell Holmes has described it
thiia: .
1'Funny old chair wlth a seat llke a wedge,
'Shorp behind nml 'broad front edge.?
Ono of tho oldest of human thlugs,?
Turned all over wlth knobs und rings.?'
But heavy, and wide, and deop, and
grand,?
Flt for thu jvorlhles of tho land."
ANOTHER SIMILAR ONE.
Another old chalr, very slmllor to tho
ono ut Harvai'il, ls still proserved ln tho
Ashmoleiin Musoum at Oxford, England,
whero it 1b catalogued ns "a chalr sald to
havo been part of tho furniture of W'lnd
Bor Custle lu tlio tlme of Henry VIII."
Another of tho samo gonern| typo, excopt
that lt has n situai'B and not a wed),'e
shuped seat, ls owned by tho Coniioctlout
Hlstorlcal Soclety. Tho Presldent's Chalr
used to stand ln tho 1-Inrvard library,
where, accordliitf to tradltlon, lt gavo a
Htudcnt tho rlght to klss any young wo?
man whom he wns showlng through* tho
collego nnd who thouglitleBsly sat down
ln lt. Whether or not tho prlvllego waa
ofton or ovor taken odvantago of tho
present gonorntlon has no nieana nf know
Ing Thu old chalr ls nowstorcd ln liar?
vard Hall between Commencomonta nnd
Is only vlslblo when tlio gnvoritor of tho
Stato rldos out to Cambrldgo on hia
annual vlsltntlnn,
AN OUJECT OF INTKRE8T.
Tho.liarvard chalr has ulvvnyB been nn
objeot of lntorust to those who havo aeon
lt. Prealdent Holyoke. durlng whoao tid
mlnlatratlon ln thu olghtconth century?
from 1737 to I7?lt>?tlio chalr flrat appenrod
irt Cambridgo, onco told a correapandont
that ho had boen asked about lt moro
than' 60 tlnioa without havlng boon nblo
to say anything doilnlto regardlng Its his?
tory. The oiiair sooms Biroply to havo up
po'orefl In tho college and boen dodlcatcd
to use by tho presldent, not at-llist on
so; purely formal an occaslon as Com
mencoment, hut morely ns a aorvlcenble
,p eco of ovury-duy. "urnltuio. I'Toaldc.Kii
THE "PRESIDENT'S OHAIR" AT HARYAED.
A Qtinlnb Blt of Karly Amorlcan Furnlturo MadoFamous by Tradltlou, History, Vorso
Holyoko, not belng nltogether satlsfled
wlth Its nppeuranco, addcd tho round
Itnobs wlth whlch lt la now decorated;
and tho ohulr as lt stands ls thereforo
partly tho work of a former presldent.
About tho tlmo that the old chnlr ap?
peared ln Cambrldgo, Ilorace Dalpolo wns
huntlng nll bverr Englnnd for slmtlar
ploces. Walpble had seon a clolster at
Wlndsor fiirnlslied wlth "anolent wootlon
olutirs, most of thom trlnngulnr, but all
of varlous patterns, ?'?nd carved nnd turn?
ed In tho moat inultutli uiul whlmslcal
torms," Theso ehalrs hnd beon plcked
up one by ono in furmhousetj Jn Ilert
fordshire-v-whlch goos to show that tho
collootor of old furniture was a broad lu
I'l.iiliii'iuii h ci'iitury Englnnd aa. woll as lu
nlnotuunlh century Amerlcn~ut prlco..
rnnglng from 60 mit_ to u dollnr nnd a
half. "A tlioiisaud to ono but thoro aro
plenty up and down Choshlra, too," wrote
Wnlpolo to a frlnnd lu a nolghborliig
county. "lf Mr, und Mrs, Wotenhall, ns
thoy rlde or tlrlvo om, would now and
then plck u? stiat) n chalr, It would abllga
me groatly,1' , ,
Thoro ls, lt __V-WU bo addod, a Ulm
trndltlon that tha Presldent'a Chalr was
onco the property of ono Ebenezor Turell,
who graduoitod at Harvard in 1721 und
whoBo "Llfe of - Dr. Colman" was do
clarod by Joslah Qulncy In hla own "His?
tory of Harvard" to be the best blogruphy
written by any natlve of Mossachusotts
during the tlmo that Mnssachusotts was
a provlnoa of tho Engllsh Klng. It ls
not imposslbio, therofore, that thls "best
blogiuphy" waa written ln tho Prosldent'a
Chalr boforo lt bocamo tho fprnuil seat
of iiiithnrity of Harvnrd'a presWonts.
POIOM BY OLIVEU WHNDELL
HOLMES.
At all ovents Ollver Wendell Holmes
hns mado this trndltlon tho startlntr polnt
for ono of hls bost-known hiimorous
pooins, from whlch tho descrlptlon of the
tvhalr has already been quoted, The
ohulr wns fuinilliti- tu the poet during hls
uudergriuluato days at Harvard and hnd
there been any itccount of lt that oould
hnvii noon dug up from the past, hls ao
tlvo uiliiil would probably lu.ve dleoover
ed U. But f.eco.dlng to tU. story whloh
he supplied to flll in the gaps the chaJ*
was left by "Parson" Turell to
"a certaln stupent,?Smlth by name;
Theso are the terms, as we are told;
'Salde Smlth salde chalre to have and
holde;
When he doth grachtate; thon to passe
To ye oldest Youth in ye Senior Classa.o
On payment of?(namlng a certaln sum)?
'By him to whom ye ChaJr shall come;
And soe forever,'?(thus runs the text)?
'But one Crown* lesse than he gave ter
? claim,
That belng his Debts for use ot some.' '*
The ohalr thus passed from student to
student, each requlring ono orown le_? of
hls successor untll the chalr changed
hands wlthout any payment whatever,
But the next student, when he gave the
ohalr to hls successor, felt compelled to
pay a crown for the use of It; the next
two crowns; the next, three; and bo on *?
untll the old chair became saddled wlth
such a deb__ that the governor was at last
asked to break the wlir and save future':
students from the necesslty of passlng lt
on and paylng the tremendous and con
stantly Increasing sum that was demand.
ed under Parson Turell's will. But the
governor would only break the wlll for a
year at a tlme. and tho poet descrlbes ,
the Comraencement ceremonies, untll re?
cently conducted ln Latln and quite un
lntclllgiDie to the bulk of the audJence,
as nothlng more or less than a. dlscussion
of the parson's wlll, endlng in the gover
nor's permisslon to the Presldent to keep
the old chalr another year?all of whloh
may be read at length in "Parson Tu?
rell's Legacy."
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