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THE EOPL'S JOUR
VuL 'I.-NO. 29. PICKENS, S. C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, igor- ONE DOLLAR A YEAR
%jui. %*Uns44Ar Jany .aL I1i J
Recollection of a Great Battl
First Impression of Confedert
Leader.
Richmond Timc.
I distinctly recall the famuous plI
and the memorable conditions -
rounding the great soldier when I .i
him the first time. I was then at fair
observant youth, in my twentieth ye
a period at which we are aptto rece
and retain vivid impiressioins of at
noted event or fanious persona
Iersonally seen and known. As o
grows old there is a coniien(labje t
dency to indulge the reminisceit mo0
As a matter of blended fact a
sentiment, most of us like to It
back and lovingly dwell on the pleasa
and the notable thing's of the past
which we were actors. A t times 1 a
given to such moods of tender a
Iathetic, sober and serious, reflectiot
Then, over the kindly stretch of neai
two-score years I Would Cail up
lroudest, memory the fadeless ioItiLr
Lure of that manly, heroic ligure,
firmly and gracefully scated on I
noble, trusty steed. In recalling i
first view and iml)ression, I take it
be well within the province of 1,1
sketch to state the )lace, circui
stances, elivironti ts, as theay we
all quite remarkable, now formi
illustrious lges in American histor
They also help to depict to sotme e
tent the grraid character of one of t
igreatest soldiers of the piasv 1 wo cc
turies.
It wais about noon of Septeliber 1
1862, at Siarpsburg, during the terl
ble, santguitiary aln(d nuticleisi Ve bati
of AntICtam. Here I tirst saw Ge
eral RohUrt E. ICe, iding alongr ti
firing line, Ie; was inquiring f
General Jackson. I heard him mal
the inquiry of several ollicer. I w;
so impressed with tile noble bearin
the stately al)parance of the man, i
his good, substantial mount, that I wv
induced to ask an olicer iiear me if' I
was not some general ollicer. I receiv
the Iromllt relly that the disti
guished-lookinig mn was no l iss a p
sonage than General Robert E. Lee.
had tihought before I pit Imy questit
that lie was one of outr geieral., but
had no ideali he was our great cot
ianider-in-chiet. Ile wore tio signi
his exalted rank. His good, gray tr
form displlayed no ornamiets of Ut
kind, indicating the high gtradle of 1:
ollicial position. Still tile p)Crsonal a
Iearatince of such i wei-developi
manly figure was very imiposing at
attractive, and lie was veil muounti
on a large, trusty-looking horse.
I was not so greatly surplised
being informed that tie dignlied, cot
manding-lookiig soldier was It.
Lee, but I was surprised and felt qui
uneasy that he should be where he v
likely to be struck down any second.
so exlessed myself, at the same till
remarking that I did not suppose Ge
oral McClellan was in a mi1le of 11
battle-field. It, is not generally tl
rule that the o
vances with his men under a terrili
sweeping fire of rifles and musketr'
His subordinates, from brigadier-ge
orals down, are CXI)CCted to do tii
and, cccasionally, his major-gener
lend their asauring presece iin a h
a-1nd doubt ful struggle. I ,eadily reci
two gallant old brigadier geterals
Paul Semmes andA M. 1). Corse-that
had the honor to servo under, VI
always led their men in aniy and eve
general engagement wvith the ene my.
So it came abiout that I first Sil
General ilcobert E. Lee, to knowii hii
at Shairpsburg, September 17, 180C
while the great battie otf Atititatm wv
'' in full swving"'; wvhile ia was raginl
while someC 120,000 1men1 were miakii
the gatmest light of tibe inteteen
cenltury, not exceptinmg WVaterh
which, itt some1 respects, resembl
Antietami, but wvith very different:
'sults, Napoleon beitng (idefeated a
leavinlg the field wvith a badly-m out
armly, Leei, with his heroic anuy o1cc
cupjyinig an~d resting on tihe fieldl
battle, the entire day after tihe batt
attd thon the nlight, of Sepltemlber 181
retiritng deliberately, tind! itn good ord
ciatryintg all hlis guns and1( baggag
When I saw General Lee he look
lirm andt resolute, perfectly self-poict
confidietnt,<hignilied. ie evidlenltly f
that, his 89,000 veterants could hold t
field anid carry it over the 80,000 mi
(compjosintg the Federal host.
I saw outr great lace at, his best, w.
the light of battle ill his eye, hieroi:
in every feature. It was dutrinlg I
mlost critical andt trying pa11t (of 11
mos0t1 d!esperaite day, whenct the (lead
blloody tidle (of diubious contflict v'
fiercely, turtbutlen tly ebbing and~ llk
mug; whlen thte redl vintage of hun:
gore Ilowved ini corn- fields and1( ap
or'chiards; mi open1 hOllOWS andit
wvoodled slopesH; 0often bilshing tihe p1
watter's (If theO mlodest, strealmms andi sta
ing tihe shlapely leaves of the shell
ing forest.. On this terrtile, this
santgntinled ficld, at, middltay, the strug
for supremacy Was most, eventful
untctini. .It, could not 1be told wit
thea bird( of' victory wvould folds
wvearty and14 triumphan~ltl wings. It,
here '' the red badge of courag
,flaunted its crimlson hues~ ovei all"
fair face of pieacoful nature. It
here thtat knighltly deeds far outsh,
tihe mythical splenor~ll of thatt vaumi
time '' when kn ighlthood was in ft
cr."' It was hlere that '' capti
comi aigeouls "' only emlteltd tile sui:
coutrage of their mietn, ctachi an~d
btravely doing amnid so manyil hiet
deadl and dlying. Andt it was here
thetn tile heroic tmanhood~ of Rtober
Lee wvas triedi and~ tested, and~ f(I
equl1 to the emergency of holditng
b~attlie lin~es of offence and1( defc
agintst, tile p)owerful enemly.
Th'le night after the battle, after
nog counsel with his gerais, ha
Wa7 misse toni witn tne worus: wvoutte
men, if General McClellan wishes to
fiNht to-morrow, we will give him bat
ite tie; se that your commands are hold
ready. Good night." The Federal
commander-in-chief did not see fit to
.ee renew the battle the next day. As I
ur- take it, upon a fair and reasonable e
Ljw timate, the relative strength of the two
;y armies the morning of September 18th
a would be about :30,000 Confederates and
v7'0,000 I.derals. This would be plac
ny ing the Confederate loss at from 9,000
,, to 10,000 men; the Federal loss at from
ne 12,000 to 15,000 the preceding day.
n- In simply stating a situation of fact,
>(. now a matter of history, I have no
lid comment to make as to the reason en
ok tertained by a generallwith 70,000 mna
it dechning to engage in battle with anoth
in er general who did not have 30,000
,m available mcii.
Id The two armies were convenient to
is. each other; they were in plain sight of
-ly one another; on the same field they
in had fought on the (lay before; there
u. was no long, weary marching necessary
so to precede the deadly battle of muske
[is try, the loud thunder of aitillery. But,
iy forsooth, thore was no fighting at
to Sharpsburg or Antietam the 18th day
is of September, 1862. History will
n. securely preserve the name and fame
re of Itobert E. Lee among the truest,
ig noblest, most peerless soldiers of any
. age or clime. A Northern historian
x- has been kind and honest and brave
Ie enough to write (own the great battle
n- of Sharpsburg or Antictam as "a drawn
battle." In this brief sketch I have
7, only written of it in a general way,
i- pricipally to recall the first time I saw
le tile greates( of soldiers, the noblest of
1- men; a naime respected and honored
le alike by friend and foe, far and iear,
Lr at home and abroad-Robert E. Lee.
:c C. A. It
a1s Itichiond, Va., July 25, 1001.
W AN IMMINSE POULTRY FARM
As
Incubators Holding zo,ooo Eggs
Kettles That Cook 1,000 Gal
r- lons.
I A correspondent of the Kansas City
Star, writing froi Dallas, Pnn., says:
I This little village has what is prob.
L- ably the largest poultry farm in the
)f world. The Meadow Brook Farm, sit
ii- uated a shorG half mile from the rail.
ly way station, coveris eighty-two acres of
is ground. The building and yards of
p- this immense plant cover over thirty
dl live acres and the amount of floor space
Ld under roof aiounts to a little more
,d than 112,000 square feet. It is lighted
by electricity, heated by steam and
it watered by a system of pipes, which
a- are fed by an immense living well on
I. the preiises.
Le The business of the plant consists of
18 supplying young (ucks and chickens
I to surmmer hotels, clubs, restaurants,
ic steanship lines and market dealers who
'i- cater to the best trade of the big cities.
te Eggs are also furnished in large quan
e titics for the table and for hatching
- purposes. The planii of conducting such
u, an immense business is an interesting
. nc.
- The incubator building contains fifty
s, large incubators, each holding 400 eggs.
Is The total capacity of the incubators in
At use is 20,000 eggs. It takes twenty
,Il one days for a chicken to hatch in
- these machines and twenty-eight days
I for a duckling to come through. If
io all the machines discharged their chicks
:y and ducklings at the same time they
could( not be handled to advantave, so
w to ovteome this (iliculty some of the
ni, ma11chines5 are loaded withl eggs each
2, day, so thlat some of them discharge
as ilhe ir young broods (dally. By this sys
gZ; tom the age of the stock is graduated,
ig so that tihe nlumlber required for market
thi matures daily, anld is coop~ed and ship
o, 1)0d wihout being kept on tile premises
3(d an hiour* longer than is necessary.
eI- Whenci the little chicks come1 from tile
id inciubators they are hierdled into 1)en1.
t'd Thley ad vance f rom stall to stall through
u- these penis from (lay to (lay until they
of are ninety days of age, whlen thley are
e, dIriven) into thle coops anid sent to mar
h1, ket. The squad that, leaves the ima
r, cines to-day are supp~osed to keelp
:0. each othler company from the incuba
ed1 tor to the frying pain, barring those
d, that are p)uny and1 have to be put back
alt a few (lays, or thlose that are particu..
Le larly hlardiy and call staind to be mxoved
Lin tip a 1p0n or~ two, consequently there
mtll be thousands of birdIs 0on hand
th constanlty to enable the proprietor to
un fill his dlaily orders.
he The sale of eggs for tihe table is an
Liat other large source of revenue. Two
ly, thiousand hiens will liay from 1,000 to
'as 1,200 eggs a (liy. These are gathered,
wv- the (late stamped upon them, wvrapp~ed
iau nicely inl tissue pap~er, packed in boxes
ile holdinig at do0zen each, and1( in from six
oni to twventy-four hours all are on1 the
ire cook's table in tile dliterenit Eastern
ini- cities.
or- The killing house, where the poultry
am- is dlressedl for tihe market, is dhescrvying
Lle of especial mellntion. Inl the height of
,nd the seasoin tie men go to work at 3
Lare o'clock ini the morning. A little trillm.
its way traverses the entire planit, and t~he
ma tile live birds are birouight to the killing
" ' house inl cars. It has long picking
Lhe benches, which ext011nd the entire
vals length of one sidle of the building,
>n)c Each operaltor has a windlow to afford
ledl him1 plenty of light. There are scald
>w- iIng vats, feather bins, cooling trouighs
, i dripping racks, packing benches, feath
eror presses, billing desks, ice break
all ers, laltform and1( banging scales, anit
'00s numerous other contrivances, so thai
andl thousands of birds can be turned ou
-. with speed that seems incredible.
.di~ Everythuing abduit tile place is conm
his (ucted on a hargiu scale. There is
n10e roof and vegeabl6 store house, whier
thlousanlds of bushels of bcots, carrota
Lak- turnips, cabbag9', etc., are stored awa
dmi. every fall for winer.. Thi hou
isUUIL UmLUW LUC leveI or tile grouilI
to protect its contents from frost.
In one of the buildings there is an
immense food cooker, which will hold
a thousand gallons. It Occupies two
stories, being loaded from above and
emptied from below. Several barrels
of fresh meat and bone arc dumped in
here at once, the door is bolted down
and a pressure of seventy pounds of
ste is turned into it for thirty miu
ute at the end of which time the on
tire substance, meat, bone and all, is
reduced to soup. Mule meat is used
almost exclusively in making this broth.
The soup made from the flesh of the
mules is used to mix with the food of
the young fowls. Water is never mix
ed with their food. They are given
plenty to drink. Great quantities of
bread are feed to the growing fowls.
They consume from 600 to 1,000 loaves
daily. Shell is purchased by the car
load and ground by steam machinery
on the premises., The food is carted
about the place on the cars of the little
tramway. When the track runs through
the yards, as it must in some places, it
is built on trestles, so as not to injure
or disturb the young fowls.
There are many curious facts in con
nection with the-business. Little ducks
do not get along as well as little chick
ens. They are the greatest cowards in
the world. When a stranger enters
their pen they rush pellmell to the op
posite side and pile upon cach other
several feet deep. As a result of such
a scare there will always be several
dead ducks and a number of crippled
ones. It is estimated that a duck loses
in weight every time he is frightenCed,
so it is a matter of good business to
keep strangers away from the (luck
pens, and few visitors are allowed to go
there. One of the best ways to get a
flock of young ducks to venture and
forage for themselves is to put a young
chicken among them. They are great
to follow a leader, and when young
Mister Chicken, who is not so coward
ly, leads off the ducks are right after
him. But they are a timid folk ; a
light has to bc kept burning in their
pens all night. If they are left alone
in the dark it is not long until the vivid
imagination of one of them will con
jure up something to get scared at.
Ile will sound the alarm and the panic
that follows is something terrible. The
keepers go through at regular intervals
during the night. The ducks become
very fond of the men who feed them
and care for them, but any other
breathing thing frightens them. The
machine-made fowls that are raised so
systematically lack a good many of the
characteristics of the ordinary birds
and have some ways not common to
the others.
The keepers have a peculiar call,
which never fails to attract the fowls
from all portions of the place. They
also have another sound, which is in
tended to imitate the whirring noise of
a hawk's wings. In event of a storm
coming up suddenly they can clear the
pen yards quicker than it takes to tell
it by sounding this alarm.
The natural enemy of tile young
chickens and ducklings is the rat, but
several ferrets are kept on the place
constantly and the loss from the de
predations of the rodents is small.
WHERE THE IIIJOUENOTS ORIG1
NATED.-The origin of the name
IIuguenot, as applied to French Pro
testants, has been a bone of contention
amongst anltiquarianis and philologists
for many years. No less than twenty
one sep~arate derivations have been
suggested, but all of them are open~ to
(debate, and at this late (date it is ques
tionable whether the matter can be
carriedl to a conclusion. Legend says
that near Troyes a ghost, known as
"' le roy Ilugon," haunted the (dark
ness, and~ as the Protestants often held
their meetings in secret andl at night,
they were called by the diminutive of
this nanmc. Another suggestion is
that the wordl comes from tile German
word " Emdgenossen," in the sense of
cnfederatecs bound b~y an oath. This
term was indeed used by the Swviss,
but, it, was usedl by Roman Catholics
anid Protestants alike. At tile last
mneetimng of the Paris Academic decs
Inscriptions M. Charles deC Grand
Maison showed by meanis of extracts
fronm a manuscript, in the lhbrary at
Tours, dating from the end of the
fourteenth century, that '' II uguenot"
and " IHuguenotte " were thein m use
as masculine andu fernine dliminiu
tives of the name Ilugues. In this lie
had been partially anticipated by the
encyclopaedic Littre, who mentions
the existene in 1 387 of D r. Pascal
Hluguenot, of Saiat Junien. The name
as appllied to Protestants dates from
1560 and first appears under the form
of Iluguenauix. In live years it, had
found a place in English literature.
What research has st~ill to -liscover is
thec idlentity of the particular llugues
whose nickname became the usual des
ignation of a powerful religious and
political party.
An interesting r'ail road enterprise,
reported by the Baltimore Sun, is the
arrangement mnade b~y the Southiern
Railway to plant a large colony cf
Finns con its line in Georgia. "Some
10,000 acres of land," it says, "have
been bought for tile pulrpose, and what
was done years ago successfully for th(
rapidl peopling of the Northwest will
now begini to be done for the wast<
places in the South. Steady effort foi
a few years b~y a Strong corporatior
like the Southern may b~e expected t<
prodluce results. The Finns are an ad
mirable peOPle, aind will b~e dlesirabli
e The~ will of the late Mrs. Charlot~t
,, Bullock, of ILouisvilla, (divides the 1)ull
y of her large estate among the severai
o charitable institutions in that cit.
THEi UNWISE3 CHOICE. A
"Then Lot chose him all the ,lasin of
Jordan. * * And Lot dwellet in tie
cities of the plainl, and pitched Iis tt
toward Sodom. But the men of odom
were wicked aid sinners before the Lord
exceeditngly."-uenlesis xiii, F-.13.
Out of EIgypt Abraml brought vastiv
iicreasedi wealth. Each time he en-i
camped, quite a towni of black touts
quickly arose 'round the spot where s
his fixed spear gave the signal for halt- 1
ing. Along with him there journeved
his nephew, apparently of almost equal t
wealth. 1le was no't dependent on
Abram, nor even his partner ; "1Lot
also had hlocks, and herds, and tents."
So rapidly was their substance in
creasing that they found that the land
was not able to furnish thom with
pasture. As the inevitable result, the
rival shepherds, eager to scoure the ta
best for their own cattle, came to high l
words, and probably to blows. 1C
Thus early did wealth produce quar
reling among relatives. The men who
had shared fortunes when poor , no ,
sooner became rich than they have to
part. a
Abram prevented a quarrel by sepa
ration. "Let us," he says, "comic to
an understanding, and rather than be i
separate in heart, be separate inl habi
tation." It is always a sorrowful time N
in the family when it comes to this, t
and it is painful to confess that legal
forms are more binding than at broth
eri kindness. t
As yet the character of Lot has not r
been exhibited ; we await with eager
ness his reply to Abram. We know R1
(and he (does, too) that Abram has a
been the making of his nephew, and Li
that all the land belongs to A brami and
we should expect that im common dc.. 1C
coney Lot would set aside the generous
offer of his uncle and leave him to de
terminc the whole matter. le mil'hrt
say : "It is not for me to make choice.
My future does not carry the import. of p"
yours. It is a small matter what 1 get t,
or where locate. Choose for yourself 1
and allot to me what you think right."
What a safeguard of happiness i
life is right feeling. The heart which to
te
fuels gratitude is beyond the naeed of
being scheduled and compelled to do a
justly. But such instinct was wanting ta
in Lot. Generosity is not always I- t
fectious ; it often, alas, encourages
selllshness. And so Lot traded on the
nobleness of his uncle, and, without
demur, chose him all the plains of Jor- tI
dan, the richest part of the land, adja- 1
cent and controlled by the wicke!d city I
of Sodoin.
He is the typo of a very large class
of ien who have but one rule of con
duct,. le was swayed solely by the
hope of worldly advantage. 11e has n
nothing deep, nothing high in him. He a
recognizes no duty to Abram, no grat- c
itude, no modesty, no perception of his is
spiritual relations, no idea of his daily h
dependeuce on God. It would be too
great a change from the godly tents
ana coillilpaiInhip of Abram to go at
once and dwell in Sodom. Ile only
took a short step aside and "pitched
his tents towards Sodom," thinking,
perhap s expecting, that after a little c1
lie would return to his former life. lit
What vast isslue hung on that step I
And on all steps not ordered by the
Lord.
This choice was the great mistake of
r, atr
1os life. He saw a quick, though a
dangerous, road to wealth. There
0 Bt
seemed a certainty of success with only .
a risk of m)oral dlisaster. ILot would
have been horrifled that (lay he made
his choice had it been p~redlicted his
dlaughters would marry men of Sodom.
Hie bhut his eyes to any risk that lie
might grasp the wealth, and in so do
ing ruined bo0th himself and family.0
Hlis family grew up ini a very (different
atmosphere from that which had nour
ished his owvn youth in the tents ofa
Abram. We are safe to say that Lot c
never againH enjoyed free andi happy
(lays. The men b)orni and~ reared in
Sodom were possibly happy after theira
kind anid ini their fashion. Lot, was
not. His soul was (daily "vexed.''")
Many a time must, lie have gone out
with a sore and heavy heart., looking t
at the (listant hills, which hid the tents.
of Abram, longed for an hour of the
companiy lhe had once enjoyedh and W
selfishly abandoned. c3
D)o youi blame Lot ? Look iinto your
own heart and( over' your life and jud~ge
for yourself, as memory br'ings brick, tn
step by step, your past. Have you (i
never turnedl aside for worldly gain ? d
You cannot forget the thoughts you C
once had, the Iriei.ds you once cher- e
ishred, the hopes which an imatedh you. t
You cannot blot, out the ideal t.hat oince I
(dominatedl your life. Every (day there w
is the sharp contraist of your past, and o
the presenit life. You may dlesprise n
your compaimons for their shallow, ai
worldly ways, but you will diespise
yoursclf still mor'e, being conscious
that, they were what they arc through
iginor'ance ; you in virtue of your own
foolish and1( sordlid choice. Your life is.
now taken out of your owin hands.
You ar'e ini bondage to tire circumn
stances you have chosen aind your aire,
indeed, learning in bitter'ness, dhisap)
pointmrent and~ shame tire everlasting
truth, "A mair's life consisteth not in
the abundance of' the thmngs whichr hre
p)ossesseth."~
"Nonsense,'' saidl the faith healer
to the man who was calling for more
whiskey, " you have not been snake
bitten. You only thnink you were.''
"Well,"' saidi the victim, pouring
out anothier stiff one, ''that may be all
right,, but the snake thought lie was
Sgoing to bite me, and~ I can't think as
qunick as a sinake can."'-Baltimrore
American.
Thre war ini South Africa coniinues
I to cost Great Britain more than $1 ,
000,000 a (day.
,S TO THE'
WEATHIER KICKER.
he Public Cannot b, Satisfied
With the Weather as it Comes
To Atlanti Constitution says that
eather kicking is at conilrmed habit
ith the public. No matter what the
I of fare may be in the weatlher line
otebo(ly always has at kick coinig.
ain or shine, hot or cold, it is iiios
ble to Ictase them all.
One might think that perhaps half
i public, at least, could be accomimo
ttel with satisfactory weather, but
3re again is a fallacy. The holder of
[ic at theory, similar to Linicoln's that J
rou can fool all the people some of
e time, anid1 some of the people all of
e time, but you canl't fool all the
-ople all of the time," has failed to t
ke into consisderation that curious
aracteristic of huanan nature that it
ver appreciates what it actually has.
s Becky Sharp says, "we never get
hat we waunt, or Want what we get."
is is truer of the weather than of
iy other thing--being also at sad con
entary onl tbe native dliscontent of t
an aind his titter lack of philosophy
accepting With notice neither pro
)> con tle absolute inlevitable-of
Idclh the weather is at typical illustra
m.
The weather has been froan time im
eanorial regar(lo(d ats anl appropriate
pic of casual coanvea-sation. Only ta
cent years has there come a hetero
ox hint atgamaitst, tis ime-worn insti
tion. Until the present revolution- a
y ain( iconoclastic tunes n1o one would
6ve venture( the irreverent sugge.9- t
) that tihe conditioni of the elements e
rea ly not an inspiring topic for coal
rsational intercourse. It is one of f
0se stolid, irreparable, unarguable
bjects that (10 not stiamulate scintil
Ling secretions of gray matter. The
ssing of the weather ats at colversa
mal caam]ping-grouind is about to take t
acc.
In Hlonolulu, which hats at "' monoto- t
mus'" climate, and where no one would
ink of referring to the state of the
mperature any more than of remark- t
( that there was air to beaithe or
ay other self-evident fact, they say L
at this is one of the mot striking
ings to travelers about tihe natives.
niaginte at whole population with not at
ugle weather kicker in it ! Think of
ing transported to at place where
Lere was never an allusion to the sun
the elements, to heat or cold or
in(d or caln.
Vhat at cui tailment of conversation
possibilities I People Woul( acttually
D forced back on ical live ideas as
atter for talk. There would seem
)mething lacking if one inhabiteat
nuaunittaty where hI was never greeted
ith "Good morntig, at ite (lay to day,
n't it ?" or "Hello, old chap, beastly
t weather, (lon't you think so ?" or
Well, ny boy, is it not hot enought
r you ?'" etc., ad infinitun and aId
tuseauil.
Think of the revolution in mo(dern C
nversation if the subject of weather I
3re entirely tabooed. As great at
ange would be wrought in the pre
ninaries of friendly intercourse as
is effected in motive power by the
tro(luction of steamn and electricity.
igher mathematics (oes not supply
iy nierms suflicient to neasure the
ituber of wasted words that have
atrte( eternal vibrations of sound
aves, and all on account of this one
mnecessary subject. It is responsibale
r endless "idlle words," as the Scrip
~es call them.
If some mniraculotus day should
mne-and its daiwn is even now fatint
breaiking- when people reatlized all
a sudden thait thecy have been sim
y wastmag time atnd breath in talking
)oult the weather, wvhat a won~der
ould taike platcc. T1hey will feel so
ueaip to thiank of the serious way inl
hicht mankinad for ages past hats hair
gaed conatinualIly atnd habitually, in
aison aand out of seaisona, oan thas one
ablic topic. And thean it will be drop
~d-and when the weather is on1ce
ially (dropped from polite conversa
>n it will be the "d(roppedc~est" suaba
et that, can be imaginedl. Nothing
ill ever revive it, augain. And a new
myvcrsationial era will be0 uasheredI inl.
The olad Patterson home ian Lexing
ml, Ky., is to be0 removed to D~aytoan,
3nt of the N'tiuonal Cash Register
onmpany andta a granadson of the founad.
of Lexingtona. T1hae hoame 1s 0110 of
de haistoric spots which aakes the
~entuacky town famoul~is. Special catrc
ill be0 takean to ra'ec it 0on the laiwn
f the casha register comnpany juast ats it
ow appeatrs. Sonme oh thea trees, also,
re to be taken uap ad transplanated.
D umabarton CJastl e, thec amost hiistoric
scotch military fortress, naext to Ed in
aorgha Caste, hlas fallen ona evil days.
L'hae Britisha watr ollice has withdrawn1
ts one soldier -thea laust, of the gatrrison.
~or many haundred years it, lodged a
anilitatry garar:soan and cnattiaie thou
and~s of aincient, anad miodlern woaponas.
maaong these was the "' Wallace swoad ,"'
bout six feet, long, which has now
aeon remnovedl to Sterlinag Castle.
A project is oan foot in Philadelphia
o combinte at least 3,000 of the 5,500
etail groceries i tile city unde(lr one0
toad, wit h a capital of $6,500,000. The
>l-ma is to purchlase the stock and! stores
it a cash average of $2,000, making a
otal investment of $6,000,000, ina ada
lition to which $500,000 would be puit
Ip for a working capital. Th'le idea,
riarther, is to employ former owners as
managers of the stores.
.Jaimes H. Iharvey, who dlied treently
in Brooklyn, directed thant his bodly be0
cremated atdithela ashes thirowan in Eaast I
river at a point where he htad crossed
(lay after day n m his warn o habiliess.
A CHARLATAN AND A MENACE
Mrs. Eddy Once a Spiritualist
Christian -Science a Fraud and
Imposition.
Tle Boston corrspon(ent of the
Philadelphia Record gives the follow
ng report, of ati address in which Mrs.
[kddy, the ollicial head of the Christian
icience movement, is iecle(l to be a
:harltan aid mueiaco to somet v
Lawyer Peabody, who waged such a
tard legal battle for Mrs. Woodbury ill
ter suit agamst ''Mother'' Mary Baker
Cddv, spoke before a large audience in
remuont Tcmple to-inght. Peabody
legai his ad(resS by saying that ht
loes not know Mrs. Eddy personally
id has no personal feelinjg againlt
ler, lut, that, lie was led to deliver hits
alk by a full belief that she is a char
eitn .1(1 an a mllnice to tile piblic.
"Christian science," he sail, ''is a
ralud inl that it falsely pretenls to be a
evelation from God, cotilliulicatedl
ireetly to its ounilor, Irs. Eddy.''
Pealbo(ly then went, oil to state that
4r. Eddy is inl feeble physical conii
io, but tIhat she has become rich anl
iowerful throtigh the teaching and
>ictice of Christian Science. cotitii.
tiig, he said : "NI ary Eddy was horn
n Bow, N. 11., 85 years ago. Before
ier alleged discovery of Christian Set
ntCe, 50 years ago, Airs. E'ddy picked
ipl a precrioui existece as a spiiritu
list mediuim for motey in and about
loston.
"1In early woitanhiooI she married a
1an ntainted ("lover, by whom1 she hadl
>ie child. ir. and Mrs. (Clover went
o Wilmington, N. C., where (flover
oon (lied. A teceit commntuniicaition
rom a laIy living in Wilminigtont in
ormed te that the remains of' this Mr.
lover' repose inl the Wiliiiigtoni-'ot
or's Field.
"As a second maitn 1111iil vetiutire
.Ira. Eddy alliedt herself with one Pat
ersoi. She was (livorce( froi him.
1hen1 Mirs. Eddy ialde a t hird1( vi entlire
tito married life anl conferred ipon
tsa Edd.), M. D., the ldistintetioni of
uccessor to the laimeiittd (lover and
ie dI'rted 'atterson. 1)'. E (ly
ied ilnally, and inany believe. tha-t inl
he course of titne Widow &hitly he
ame antd is to-day the wife of C. A.
rye.
"Frye is oItensibly M rs. EdIdy's ser
,ant, footmani , scCretary atnl man of
01 work, butli he holds the legal title to
ter residence in Concord, N. 1., aind
,o all the grounds about it, anl to all
he personal property 11pon the place
.nd he is the legal owv'ner. of Ier costl
jewels.''
Peabo(ly also said that, Ms. Edd3
Alaimed to have d iscovere( Christial
icieive througli a revelationi from Uot
in 1.1466, when, as a matter of fact, shi
eceiv'ed it, from Dr. Phiineas P. Qu ini
Jy, of Portlail, Me., in 186-1. Pea.
)ody sid that Mrs. Edly estlablishe(l
he Massach usetts M etaphysical (ol
ege, in Boston, to edlucate Christianl
)ice healers, and that the faculty
onsistedI of herself, her hiusbatd and
ier aloptel soi.
The course consists of twelve hal If
Ilys, an(1 the tuition is 300 cash, in
dvaince. No revelatuaiis or (iplomas
f credlit or the iistalmen t plan.
leaboly then said : "This woman,
vho ha accumulated a fortniie by .te
aicthoIs stated, is the womtain, forsooth,
vhom1 the Creator of the untiverse se
ected to ie the successor to ,Jesi.
"Mucht ha~s been nmade of Mr's. ld.
ly's gift. (of the hind uploni wh ich te
"irst Chturchi of Christ., Scienttist, ini
lostoni, stands. It her' book cintit led
Pulpit andc IPress,' coplyriighited by Mr's.
.ddy and putbbshted in 1895, is thle
utatenienut thatt the Cost oif the IirstM
hlurcht of I Cnst, Scienitist, in Ilioston
a $221 ,000, exclusive of' thie latlI, a
~ift fr'om M ir . Eddy, which is valued
it $40,000.
"Mrs. Eddy413 intends to convey a i
mtpr'ession tht site gave $.-10,000 worth
>f real estate. In nionie of her'i miany
mliishted i efercesOC to this plthiari
ranisaction has Mr as. Eddy tol the
ruth.
"TJhie land upon01 whtich the church
tantis 'was mrigi nally niorttgatgid for'
0tt,000( to N athani MIatt hews, Si'. 'VT
>:igmnal society, bly contriibuiont, lairs,
~te., raiisedh enouigh mtotiey to reduce
he amnountt of the m'rtgage Li) abouit
5,000. M r's. Eddy, th rough hier ageni ts,
AOk ani assign ent of' mor'tgage fot
lie bahmeie oIf [85,t00, fore'elosed~ it,
~rowdedi out till of the oriiginaul con
,ributor's to the Churebcl of Chr tist, Sci.
mntist, acqui red the title andi gave it tt
,he trustees for thte Fir't Chiurch~ o
.3hriist, reserving a r'it, 01' enttry an<
o r'epossess hter'self' of' the land, with
any church that mightt lie constucten
11pon it. 'iThis cost, Mr's. Edy f5,000.'
IPeabody stated that while Mu s. Ed
dly is credited by hter' followers wit
gr'eat, geniei'osity she has reserved ini a
lheu' gifts the r'ight to r'epossess hier'.e)
oIf all tihe handI she has givent away, u
gethber with the builit:gs oni it, an
that shte has a simiilar att'ring aittIachei
to the Chruistian Science pl Iica tion
she has traniisferred to the organiizationi~
llegauding the fact, that. Mr's. Edu;
teaches there is such a thinilg as mtah
cious5 aimial mtagneti~tim, Peabodilla
qjuotedl liberally front her wnitings, ai11
then said: "i i' per'sonal I eaching t<
heir studentse was even mor'e ext raiva
ganit titan the lantgunage of her' publish
ed work~s.
"' I aflirmt and' charge thit th iis Mara
Iahker G. Eddoy, thie alle(ged~ found1(er o
Chr tistian Science, hats againI a itl agai1
sounghit to exrc'(l2 ise his piower1, mal
cious anlil maign etism, ~ wh ich sit
calls the highest degt ee of' htumant d.
praivity, and1 this I will pr'ove by legt
' videntce anly timii Mr s. Eddy3 ny U
Alaska has~ th( smiallest lppuat ic
of ainy possession of the United State.
My Hair
" I had a very severe sickness
that took off all my hair. I pur
chased a bottle o Ayer's Hair
Vigor and it brought all my hair
back again."
W. D. Quinn, Marseilles, Ill.
One thing is certain
Ayer's Hair Vigor makes
the hair grow. This is
because it is a hair food.
It feeds the hair and the
hair grows, that's all there
is to it. It stops falling
of the hair, too, and al
ways restores color to
gray hair.
$1.00 a bottle. All druggits.
If your druggist cannot supply you,
fleid( us one1 di ar ani we winl express
you a bottle. ie suro and giv the namno
of your nearest expiresoffilo. Address,
J. C. AVYER CO., Lowell, Mlass.
IN A HUMOROUS V1nIN.
Some folks' talk," said Uncle
En is hiko a t u tIch of fire.-crackers.
1t, ina(es a big splutter, but d (lai' '
nulin' to show foh it."-Wash ington
Star.
" Why didn't you stildy the time Lta
ble an11d theni you would not have miss
ed your train'?"
"1 'hat was the trouble. While I
was trying to tratnslate the :time table
the tramll pulled out.''--ostoni Jour
nut.
T - When (tie lirst tireman came
till th ladder to carry her to safety she11
wouldn't go).
.less -'atc-stricken, oh?
Tess---. Not at. all. She waited for
the seconid on1e who was coming up
ano(1ther ladder, becaluse he was hand
somer than the first.-ahiladelphia
I 'ress.
Child--Oh, mother, stop; I wiant to
look at that maini iut, run over by the
Comue iloig, do! There will be an
Other pres4enltIy, a little farther on.
Life.
"'lDoes it hurt to be lyiclied?" asked
ti tenderfoot, timidly.
" Not after it's over," replied Latiat
Luke, sagely.-Ohlio State Journal.
(Gevneral-Stop that reporter.
Aid -What I Don't you walt to
,i% hve himl) selnd homije ill account of
yoll heroism ?
No. I don't want to b,) nll Ameri
cani hero for a week and ai pinching
bairg for t'm rot. iof my life-- lf'b
DIeacon Scrouge--No, palrson, I
don't. rightly think wqought, to give
you a vacation. You known, the devil
never takes one.
Parson Snatlpeig.h--1Ie would, (lea
Col, it You I tn't keep) him so busy.
Baltimnore Americani.
Clara--Is Iletty happy in her mar
ried life ?
Esther-Slie outit to be. No less
tiithniree girls in town were after her
Chaurley.-Botoni Transcrirut..
trs* JBrownedirs. WVhitty is for
ever talking about the repartee at her
house whten she and~ her husband en
Mris. Malaprop-Yes, .1 supplose
that's sonie cheap kind. I always use
(lotong mayself.-Phiadlplua~ Press.
liegenide Blatter: " It's time,
-mwethought of Ilulda's getting
nm id--shte is already eightecen years
"' Oh, let tier wvait till the right sort
ofi mainh comes1 along I''
"' Why wait '? .1 didn't I'"
"' I suppose your sonl gradluatced with
high honors?"' interrogated the bosom
friend.
"' Blamed high 1" replied the candlid
old4 man1. ''ie had to pay some literary
chap $25i to write his commencement,
sp)eech."-Chilicago News.
D octer-There's nothing serious the
matter with Michael, Mrs. Muldoon.
I think a little soap1 anid water will (do
huni as much good as anything.
Mrs. Mldoon-Y1.is, (1octor'; ani' will
Oi give it t' him bef'oor or' afther his
males? -G. lahsgow T['imes.
-" 1.ook at the stuiff thaut goes to waste
i in the grocery buisimess,"' said the
I Iliunger ini the store, "anoid thinik of I le
f saillt inargiil on inost of the goode.
W here does the profit come iln?'
I "Thrie profit,"' saidt the impatient
1 mani with then basket, on his arm,
(011come from having only one clerk to
.wait on thirty six customers."-Chica
go Tr'ibuniie.
"' This,'' said the guide, ''is one ol
the mlost, remalrkaible towns in the
whole country.''
"What makes it remlar'kable?" asked
the tiraveler.
"' 1t hasn't madle alny plans for hold
inig an exposition of any kind."-.
Washington Star.
CASTOR IA
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
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