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A MODERN MIRACLE
Little K llie Peas ts, a
Child of 18 years, Who
Declares that She Vl
bSe Decribee in Detail the Wemders mad
Mysteries of the Abode of the Blessed.
A Columbus im., Special to the l&e
gyune of July 2Bth. says :
On the tod. inst, your eorreepon
dent said something in the Pieay
e about little Mollie Peanigton, the
18 year old daughter of George Pening
ton, at Vernon Lamaresunty,Ala. Basce
that time reports of such unbounded ex
citement reached me that yesterday I
started from Columbus to the baoe of
this "modern miracle."
The road from Columbus is one of the
roughest. Your correpondent found
her in her little haut mong te pime
three miles to the mouth at Veron. At
terstatlg my mlsi toI her father I
was shown into the rseem whe lttle
ellie was seated unrremaded by er li
te brothers a d ters, while there were
many visitors standligareumnl, ch gi
miagat the mapretentius laooing chil
who has created a sesauei n unurpamd
an the history of the niaeteenth centa
She opened the conversatlM, after IA
ding outtha I ws a newspper man,a
"You newpaper men have already
made my nm familiar the United
States." She said the New Orleans pm
per bad published it, and when I to
her I was the earrepondet 0d that New
Orleans aper, the Picayune se seemed
happler to meet me.
In answer to my questions, she said:
"l an 1 years ot ag I have eer
goneto saoolbut two days In my life
and mow do not knaw my alphabet; bad
mever heard but two sermons previoms to
my translation from the earth to Heav
"Has your father or mother ever read
the Bible toyea, or hdyou ever heard
of its wonderful teachgsr
"No sir; family prayers were s
thing quilte foreign to this household,
and It bas only been within the la few
weeks thatwe have owned a Bible. No
oe hadeverread it to me. In act, my
amoelates were as ignoramnt e the Bible
"Well had you mner heard 01 C( t,
and were yes t aware of a Supreme
Being beflore yeur visit to heaves.
"Oh yes, I knew It ve years uags when
my little sdter died and was buried. I
imagined l aw her taem up late the
arms ot Jesus and borne away. Then I
wished that I might on her."
"Please desribe to me your feeIngll
when nla death and tell me what you saw
I didn't die: I simply west to sleep and
o earurird ae to heaves that I might
L)`1.. the .intlt it the City of the
Angels. The Transitiou was iustanta
aeou. At the ates eame Jeam, who
caught me by the hand and led m
through the twelve sates that me the
portals to heaver. At lis eainag they
Mwould open, and as he paued through
they closed. I mmedately tood to the
preeame of the Almighty, who was r
rounded by fls angels, who werealglng
praises uato Him. I pm upm the
eauties there. I recognt my liter
and my friends who had gone before me.
Theagels are of a alorm el. Isaw
no wings eapo tem, but they move so
beautifully around that I wanted to be
one too; but Goa eat me ack that I
mighttell is people, I will t re
mainin the world ag. In at the
dye of this wedb world are numbered.
I ean fortell eve this (ahe refused to tell
ot anything that was to happea) and ean
read the mind of apeae.
Will you tell me my present thaoughts?
"It is notis ant meeamry, is it' the aed
for me to demonstrate It to ·satisy you
that I can
Irepledthat I bad never seen say
thing of the kind before, and was in
doubt as to whether it could be dors.
"Yes" be aid, "the dev is i l you
ad e wa't let yo bllee. This is
thetrouble of the world. The peopleg did
not believe in Christ"
"But you don't eoaelder yourself equal
"I am is diselple sa I am eat to
preach His words."
"Bat preaseaig e word d mind
rading re diares. New tell me,
please what am I talnkig ofP
"Yoshve smlad. It beamge to the
man hber faer thebaied to preoeea
tag this questbn.
"What have you dese that wll make
me believe you are a supernatral be
This questio she refusd to aser.
To further Inqurlies abe stated, ad
this was earaeberated by her asighbas
thattwosikly babes had btas baught
to her lingering ender arching fevers,
and the by a simple touch rauemnthem
to their moters luagblsg cd eared.
I thea read her the l chapter tha e
book of Revelaetios and aseld her if
Heavesn eoatlned the river a rees
spoken of there.
With a surprised look abe sid: "I
thought everybody knew the trees of
heaven were Ged throne sad therdeer
l Hi s love which owa ona frever or
you and me mad the world al.
Aftertalkig toher or some time in
a general way, I west s Bev. Thbs.
prlnia , postmater aid paslst the
Baptit Church at Yeraa,
"Yes" said he "I emluder her sad la
"Will you tll me what ye know of
He mb the fllowing statemat: She
was tbavery ill a the 15th o June,
with envalsu ie a byl epheha type,
adwere so psIesmete by the distla
Sbdd p at Drs. rewa Bead and
aras. Theme eoavuslioes oatisued up
toFrday iatheevemlag. At that tim
bse told those present tt Dr. Barus was
eeian but they ainfomed her that be
was net to be bask uatil morlning when
se said that watrue, that be did snt
expect wha he went away to ome ldk,
bu that he wou be there soon. Dr.
BurnL about this time alled, being, as
he says, imelled by strange convictioss
that he oughbttogo back, when be r
marked : Did I not tell you e was crm
She then told the doeter and fred
that she woad nlyd have a ameo
stome dreadful pells ad that the lrd
would caur her ad that d would be
well as ever Inl Ile.
She told them that ste wol die and
gotothe pirit lead for one hour sad
thea co beak, mad then e asked the
doctor to remat with her till e re
bSedlddle: bad no pIse, no heart
be an the deater proomoed er
deal Her htens ad rselelves soed
ageMamsy sad weeping aroumd aad
theo t o- bd piarte with lie.
a nthemempaest me how by the
watch, she eiived ma brmtd agaln,
ad told t that she wea ell ad that
the ld had em her, and ahe dei mir
The doe4 r tol her at he was too
weasb a up she jumpe ulrl ap d -ee
gan to asi t ad pral.s Ged aad to warn
the people, She said bt oe hod been
to heaven a had see the Lord an
may who a dod, m a se who died
She md hat he w Mrs. ,hebritalt
who had died abat Uo admes fTm her
home tha day anl it l a crtar trath
Molie bhad at heard the death.
"I bad oaelated as mlaster at the
burial Sht mraam g. She told her
tend that I wem with her to heaves,
mad that the Lr e had ea memege by
herto me Whs ahe what t bwas,
ns told them dh wan to tellmo mne us
til os toeld sa
'Tls aeaversaties I M sa hoas, but
I rvouch frn it. truthfueme oveay wrtd
dt whichb an e etabilhed beomd may
doubt, iould a my doubl arile. Up to
thibe tim I aet bad pportunity toe
Seat sd heur, nr h I esa her a
loar d ea years.
"I wanla bedt asp ea Priday might
-pes atI before, when Iw yontg maes
allbd atmy home ad related the eir
ea ees sad toldm her requedt
that I ~ auldamo t nher. I rod out
with thum: ounad her ase a the hap
pleat musk lever caw, mad I have bees
a revlalt for thicy ymears ad vewit
ageds masy happypme eae bet mstbihg
"She told ai hbad bes to heaves
and ew the Lord, ad she aid that ie
eaw my sa Jimmy who bhas bees dead
three yeams there, ad that the lard told
her I kept on that I would get there
when Idled awl meet my endres. She
aid sh oud at read a word al had
anever been to school a day, bt that the
lard couald pat weeds late a ahiUs
monath a that all auet become as ltl
obldrea before they sadd be neved. She
ezhorted all to repent ad believeor they
weud be let.
"She told we that the dodors had giv
ea her medelaeto killer rse, aad that
is waould have died had a the Lord e
vd her, ad that e had eared her an
that If shen lived sati e was 1 years
old she would amer have anther speol.
She got up rilght away aa eatesad
everything is wihed a t has be as
ejeobe. .imme. She has aideso many
thlmg In heoplg with the bill` and
her sloamtMela ame meat that she is
mat able to red the Bib, but rejoices
that the Lord had put words of ezhrta
tin late her mouth.
"Whm I resarhed that wa hfti
abh replied not, rtr s Mbl was GaOs
wort. as ethusd to ehtWtthseaea.
gect ft I han verw wissem amin
amrtab en rg up atoilt that
i. ant idls tMhe sel d mth, al
that le iee wd lard mad sie Mr l,
tue sad l arDChmlae, asd ssm •
rat meat r the Umlvatoa e is.
"A sust MY eaer eths. Im
ad laes by her aq uaally awavaglah
ha it to a seat npstal wee.
ldastiag her ulmed eriatoMe d
almg eaghs smad usches aM s et a
tIgabi tb es the Mbtis bL he
*wa appelteamet talded to the gpghe
arbeesaei svea wuol bep mac
aowed wa i it andgtr ad bame
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