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I1 reckon the good women nave not
1 time to have meetings of thei-.*
ions and sundry organizations just
l so ti.at they might act upon
^suggestions that they get together
do someti ing about tnat old graveland
the building of that park. I
Bure that wi en they do take the
r under consideration that there
Be something doing, and the old
Wveyard will be macie a thing of
J|beauty, and the park will be a joy
forever. I was just reading the other
i. day in some newspaper that the little
town o! Lancaster was to have a children's
playground. 1 toe never been
to Lancaster, and should r.ot make
comparisons, ami I am not intending
to do it in any offensive sense, but as
an encouragement to the people of
| Aewberry. If Lancaster can get tob
getter and have a playground for the
children, surely Newberry could get to^Lgetrer
and have a park. The thing to
Hdo is to get together. That is the first
rstep ana inen me oi^er sieps are
I surely will hear from some of the
good, women within the next week, j
You know, I am getting old and a lit-1
tie bit nervous, and rave not quite as
much patience as I once possessed. I^et
some one get busy, is my plea, and
get busy right now. j
I see the towr council ft as passed an
ordinance on the eallon-a-month law.
It is a pretty searching ordinance. I
don't see how a man is to get anything :
to drink at all now. He certainly can't
go down to Peak and Chapin and bring
it i ome any more, even for his own
** use. Not even a go!Ion a month, bur
"be can ship in a s^llon a month if
be buys it out of the State. Well, I
wish while they were at it they toad
run the stuff completely out of the
State, alcohol and all. And jamaica
^ ginger and essence of lemon and ail
r em othrr essences that will make
drunk. And beer, is absolutely
out of the question. Why, one gallon
a month would scarcely be enough for
one setting. I don't know, but 1 reckon
that is 16 little bottles. Why, that is
only a half-bottle a day. Just think
* of it. It is horrible to contemplate.
And I see from an opinion by tie attorney
general's office that the druggists
can't ship but one gallon a month
rwf air-r?hni Wasn't it Hobson. who de
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livered a temperance lecture here once,
who said trat alcohol was not necessary
for t; e compounding of drugs, and
whiskey was not a stimulant, and he
knew what he was talking about. Of
course he did. He said it made all
that little army of molecules that were
mustering up and down in your blood
dead drunk and they could not keep
t'eir proper posts, but got all mixed
lip, and tiie Diooa uia nui run smuuu ,
or something like J at. If that's so,
and I reckon it is or lie wouldn't 'or
said it, why the quicker we get rid or
the stuff the better for t.'ie i uman race.
But what's the u?e. We are going to
regulate everything by statute now,
and we are all going to be s;ood. ;
I was reading t.te othor day "Aunt
Jane of Kentucky," a book that war
published some fifteen years aso. but
somehow I had never read it. It is
fiy 'Eliza Calvert Hall, it is the story
of a dear old philosopher in homespun,
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of the book she delivers herself on
"Sweet 'Day of Rest," and says some
mighty good and true tilings. n ev
had been discussing Sunday observance
and finally they surrendered
themselves to happy silence. And then
there came all the faint sweet sounds
tihat break the stillness of a Sunday
in the country?the lisp of the leaves,
the chirp of young chickens lost in ti e
mazes of billowy grass, and the rustle
of the silver poplar that turned into
a mass of molten silver whenever the
breeze touched it. >Tfi:<e chunk of philos
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a little long, but I am going to quote ,
it, and if tT:ere is any reacter of this
column that doesn't care to read it, |
why he can skip it just like he used .
to do in l is reading lesson at school.
It is not compulsory upon any one to,
read anything that I write, I have no
doubt t-'^at some time in the near future
some wise legislator, when his
attention is called to this column m ,
The Herald and News, and J'.'-e is made ;
fully to realize the good and great and ;
wise things that appear in this column, j
will arise up in his seat in that august
assembly and pass a law making it
compulsory upon all those who claim
tf.e right of citizenship to read this
column religiously, and will also pass !
a law that every one of a certain age j
must go to cnurcn ai leasi ouut; .
every Sunday. Tsat would not be a
bad law. But here is what Aunt Jane i
"When you have lived as long as I (
have, child, you'll feel that you've lived |
in two worlds. A sftort life don't see I
many changes, but in eighty years you !
can see old things passin' away and
new ones comin' on to take their
places, and wf.en I look back at the
v. ay Sunday used to be kept and the
'way it's kept now. it's jest like bein'
.in another world. 1 hear folks talkin'
about ow wicked the world's growin'
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times, but it looks like to me there's
jest as much kindness and goodness
in folks nowadays as ti ere was when
i was 'young: and as foT keepin' Sunday,
why, I've noticed all my life that
the folks t at strictest about that ain'r
always the best. Christians, and I reckon
there's been more foolishness
prcaci ed and talked aDout keepin' tne
Sabbath day holy t ai^about any otliei
"I ricol!ect some fi.ty-odd years ago
the town .oiks got to keepin' Sunda.v
mighty strict. They hadn't i ad a
. preacher for a long time, and the
(hurch'd been takin' taings easy, and
finally they got a new prean er from
! down in Tennessee, and the first thin*:
he did was :o draw I e lines around
'em close ;; d tight about kc-epin* Sun.
day. Some o' the members had been
in the 1 abit o' havin' their wood chopped
on Sunday. Well, as soon as t .e
new preacher come, he said that Sun.rinv
wnn.l flmnnin' hni fn amongst
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church-goers or t e'd have 'em up
before t':e session. I ricollect o'd Judg<Morgan
swore he'd have 1.is wood
chopped any day that suited < im. And
he had a load o' wood carried down
cellar, and nobody ever would 'a'
found it out, but pretty soon they
got up a big revival that lasted three
months and spread 'way out into the
country, and, bless your life, old Judge
Morgan was one o' the first to be converted;
and when he give in his experience,
he told about the wood choppin',
and how i e hoped to be forgiven
for breakin' the Sabbath day.
"Well, of course us people out in
the country wouldn't be outdone by
toe town folks, so Parson Page got up
and preacned on t>:e Fourtn i. omm,\nument,
and all about that pore man
i! at was stoned to death for pickin'
up a .few sticks on the seventh day.
lAnd Sam Amos, he says after nleetin'
broke, says he, 'It's my opinion that
fc':at man was a industrious, enterprisin'
feller that was probably pickin' up
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and,' says he, 'if they wanted to stone
anybody to death they better 'a' picked
out some lazy, triflin' feller that didn't
have energy enough to work Sunday or
any otrer day.' Sam always would
i ave is say, and nothin' pleased him
better'n to talk to the preachers and
git the getter of 'em in a argument. 1
ricollect us women ta'ked that sermou
over ai the Mite Society, and Maria
p?ftv rjivs- T don't know but it's a
wrong t? ing to say, but it looks to me
like that Commandment wasn't intend-;
ed for anybody but them Israelites. It
was mighty easy for them to keep the
Sabbath day holy, but,' says soe, 'the
Lord don't rain down manna in my
yard. And,' says s<:e, 'men can stop
plowin* and plantin' on Sunday, -but
they don't stop eatin.' and as long as
men ? ave to eat on sunaay, women u
have to work.'
"And, Sally Ann, she spoke up, and
says she, 'That's so; and tnese very;
licarhers that talk so muoj about''
kee; in the Sabbath day holy, they'll
walk down out o' their pulpits and setj
down at some woman's table and eat j
fried chicken and hot biscuits and corn ;
bread and fr.e or six kinds o' vege-1
tables, and never think about tne work
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o' the du? -washin' to coiUh alter.'
"There's one tning, child, that I never
told anybody by Abram; I reckon it
was wicked, and I ought to be ashamed
to own it, but?I never did like Sunday
till I begun to git old. And the way
Sunday, used to be kept, it looks to
me like nobody could 'a* been expected
to like it but old folks and lazy
folks. You see, I never was one o' fnllrc
fi at's horn tired. I loved
tc work. I never had need of any more '
rest than I got every night when 1
slept, and I woke up every mornin',
ready for the day's work. I hear folks j
prayin' for rest and wishin' for rest,
but, honey, all my prayer was, "Lord,:
give me worK, ana sirengui eiiuugu iu
do it.' And when a person looks at ?
all the things ti%ere is to be done in '
t&is world, they won't feel like restin',
when they ain't tired.
"Abram used ro say he believed 1
tried to make work for myself Sunday
and every otl.er day; and 1 ricollect
1 used to be right glad when any o'
the neighbors'd git sick on Sunday and
for mp to n^ln nurse 'em. Nursin'
the sick was a work o' necessity, and j
mercy, too. And then, child, the Lord
don't ever rest. The Bible says He
rested on the seventh day, wl.en He:
got through makin' the world, and I
reckon that was rest enough for Him* j
For, jest look; everything goes on on.
Sundays jest the same as week-days, j
The grass grows, and the sun shines, i
and tre wind blows and He does it all."
"For still the I>ord is Lord of might; j
In deeds, in deeds He takes delight.'' >
'^That's it," Aunt Jane concluded her I
dissertation on "Sweet Day of Rest."j
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"There ain't any religion in restin' j
unless you're tired, and work's jest as i
i' oly in His sigf:t as rest.''
And there is son?e good and wholesome
philosophy n what Aunt -Jane
says. Of course, I U' n't want any one
to conclude for one moment t at I
don't believe in the Fo rt:i (. mimandmpnt
hppaii?f? T r1r> hi t snmp of tile
people who talk so much about its observance.
and prt'uch about it. m ou.d
practice sometimes what they preach.
I think it was the Groat Teac .er woo
said something about the Sabbath be
ing made for man an.l not man for
the Sabbat' , when them Pharisees got
after him about o!?s rving riie letter
cf t, e law. Anyhow, 1 want to see
every one observe the Sabbat:? day. but
when they preach about it they should
not be so ready to 20 avl ?at ti em
big dinners without remembering - ey
are canning some one to work in the
i.reparation of the dinner, not to speak
of the dish-wasMn' that cor::o- ;:fter.
boar T. lakr:?1 want you 10 be a
lit tit* more careful about our facta
when you make statements in your
articles. You had a w?.oie lot to sav
ue oilier day about the old graveyard
and its condition. You should get
out and look around a little before you
shoot oft' your lip. A number oi' J e
ladies of the town have been to nie
to say that they wisa. I would whisper
gently in your ear that you walk down
and Iook at the condition of tue place
just now. I am told that tfte Civic
association has persuaded the city
council to ha' e the place cleaned up
and that it is in pretty good condition.
You cad better go down and take a
look for yourselil'. And be more care
ful in the future. !The Editor.
I have just received the above. Well,
that is coming it some. Tt.ose ladies
must have got in behind the editor
pretty hot. To tell the plain unvarnished
tri;tn, 1 have not been down to
the old graveyard in about a year or
, mo:e. And it gives me inexpressible
joy and real gladness of ueart to know
that somen iug has been done on this
long neglected and forsaken spot. 1
suppose the ladies and the city council
^ awI f T nro p? crr\in cr
JUclU ct prcbcuuuitriil liia. u a nao =
to get alter them and ti ey went down
and got bus., and it is well. It has
net been done any too soon. Now, I
hope t:.ey will keep up the good work.
I am going down that way pretty soon
and see for myself w! at has been
done. I wonder if the fence has been
put up and if the place has ivaiiy b v.i
lit in nice condition. It is a beauti ?*?!
Vvir nnflipn If T i ? ("1 T1
lUi D pU L UJ uaiuic. ax x ? V, uwiivany
one any injustice I most humbly
beg liis or her pardon. My only purpose
is to help the town and to do and
to say that whic-t will result in good.
Now for the park and the playground
I told you t'-.e ladies could do it. W.hai
they determine to do is just as good
as done already. Bless their dear
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ntfcii is. i on can uiai\e uitr |/m i\ a i taliving
(; ing if you just will do it. ;
believe you will. Won't you. T. I.
FOR THE CHILDREN
Ladles of the Presbyterian Church
Perfect Plans to Pill Long
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Lancaster, Feb. 25.?A public playground
for the children of Lancaster
is now an assured innovation for this
place. While such a need for the
youth of the community l':as long been
felt and wished for by all the people
interested in the welfare of the children
and in affording them wholesome
amusement, until now no definite and
catisfnrtnrv nprano-pments for this
have been completed, but it was announced
til:is week that the ladies of
the Presbyterian church, working with
their pastor, the Rev. Hugh R. Murchison,
have perfected plans for a
juvenile playground, to be appro-;
priately equipped, on their large lot j
near the First Baptist chure\ which.'
tliey recently purchased from the j
Lancaster Mercantile company. This
place was bought by the Presbyterians
wit: the object in view of erecting
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house of worship, plans Sfor which. Will
in all probability, it is said, be arranged
for when an advantageous disposal
of the old church can be had.
In the meantime tilie lot will be suitably
prepared and fixed up for a playground.?The
T! e children of Newberry need a
public playground. The Civic association
has some money on hand to be
used for that purpose. Now, if the J
different church organizations in town
would only contribute a small amount
to assist the association in this work
a well equipped playground would
soon be an assured fact. It is our j
duty to protect the children, rather j
(l an reclaim them after them have
Member of Civic Association.
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