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THE INFANT PROPHE
A Description of Mollie Pen
nington, the Child Evan
gelist of Lamar
The Sort of People Her Faml
ly Are and the flouse She
Increase of Public Interest in
- Columbus Mims., Speeial to the Pic
aynne of July 29th. says:
Excitement over Mollie Pennington,
the Lamar county. Ala., wonder Ie still
on the increase, and in spite of the
Soreching rays of the san, which has
made this the warmest day of the season
many have gone out to see her, riding
'- miles over the red saadhills long due
ty road and dismal swamp, eager to see
fur themselves this ebhild, who has re
ted such excitement and who says she
huts been to that bourne from whence no
The little house in which she lives is
a single room built of skinned pine logs,
with a stick and mad chimney, and i;
only about d-iteen feet square. The far
niture is in keeping with the house.
Two home made pine beds each a mass
of dirty quilts of patchwork, three or
four rawhide b.ttomed chairs a home
made table, covered with a piece of old
oil cloth. a loom with a piece of home
span cloth in procem of being woven
some pots. skillets etc., constitute the
furniture of the room, while the walls
are covered with old newspapers a few
fancy pictures, some patent medicine
advertisements and bunches ofdried pep
per an onion buttons.
Mollie when entertaining company,
sits with her face to the fire place and
her chair tilted beek against the loom,
to which she holds and swings herself as
far back as her arms will permit them
lit! ;fatler tut on thoe ied yesterday
and listened most attentively Ito every
word that was said while the mother,
who has flaming red hair sat nmar her
daughter bIaref'rlte and nalu:ing her
youngest child. Five dirty and pale
faced children sat on the floor and ased
in silent wonder at your correspoedmst
all through the interview.
Mollie is the only member of the aud
ly who covers her feet and she lsear
brogans too large for her. Her hair is a
pals, sickly red and about 18 Ineles
long. She wears it in a call at the bak
of her head.
She claims now that her father's sle
ter's youageet child will soon die. The
child at present is perectly well and
the most healthy-looking of the family.
but the people think t's doom is sealed
and it is watched tarrowly all the
She claims that she is only sent baek
to this world for three years. She Is
waiting to do all the Lord's commands,
and as soon as hetells her to go out to
the world she will be ready to go cheer
fully and willingly. She says that when
she goes out into the wrld she will beal
the sick, foretell events and preaheb the
word of God.
"I know," she says, "people will dabt
me. Already they call me demented
and ay that I have beeen taught to say
these things ; but it is devil in them
who prompts them to my what they
do. They may earse me and abuse me,
but that is all they can do. Gd is by
my side and will not let me sufer at
She prefrs talking with sinnlaers rath
er than with hrlstians, for hme says she
may be able to convert the slanners
while the ChriLstias, are already conver
The ministers eo Veraon are divide
in opaeims of her. Mr. Springlie the
Baptist Miniter, I enviaeed of her In
spiration, whio Mr. Hewitt the pstr
of the Methodist Chare. ha no faith In
Isters are pouring into the postma
ter and other citisens of Vernon who
are known abroad, asking for informa
tion concerning her. She Is opposed to
having her phoograph taken and will
aot liste to ay proposal to go where
there is an artist. Among the may
senations developed lately this t the
greatest, and it is growing all the time.
In the meantime Mole eats three mele
aday talks to anyonewho comes to rn
her, and is happy.
A fine Stock of Ladies' hats
and trimmings just received by
Mrs. M. Bienvenu.
J. B. PEIE,
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ieil age .t,.
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