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SNEWBE m)Y, S. C., FRIDAI, FEI3UARY 8, 1601
MILES ATTAINS HIS
sENioI tiIrwuICt I- PRO4'iED T4
LI KU I IN - N I (I F.KCit . L.
Other of nerfinyl Itald fi Itanik PI ero.dernt'
Nomsnin.,ons li Ace-4stlae-e Witho the
Now Armsy ,aw atd Th.tr
[The State, Feb. Oth]
Washington, Feb. 5 -The presi
dont toda) sent the following nomi
nations to the senate:
To be Lieutenant Geieral, Maj
Gen. Nelson A Miles.
To be Major (enema's-Brigadie:
Gener alSamuel B M. Young, U.S.A
Col. A 1. Chaff.,e, Eighth cavalry
U.S.A. (major gentral U.S.V ); Brig
(on. Arthur NIcArthtir, U.S.A. (na
jor general U.S.V )
Colouels to be BriLadier G.ni-rali
-John C. Bates, Second infontr3
U.S.A (maIjor general U S.V ); Col
Lloyd Wheaton, Seve-th infantr3
U.S.A. (major general U S.V.); Geo
W. Davis, Twenty-tbird infantr
(brigadier general U.S V ); Theo
doro Schwan, assistant adjaitnt gen
eral'U.S.A. (brigadier general U.S V.)
Samuel S. Sumner, Sixth cavalry
U.S.A.; Leonard Vood, assistant sur
goon U.S.A. (major general U.S.V.)
Robert H. Hall, Fourth infantry
U.S.A. (brigadier general U.S.V )
Robert P. Hughes, inspector general
U.S.A. (brigadier general U.S.V.):
Geo. M. Randall, Eighth infantrN
U S.A. (brigadier general U.S V.)
Also Maj. William A. Kobbe, Third
artillery U.S.A. (brigadier general
U.S.V.); Brig Gon. Frederick D
Grant, U.S.V.; Capt J Frankll]
B-ll, Seventh cavlry , U.S.A (briga.
dier general U.S V.)
THE MEANINO OF IT.
Gens. Young and MacArthur arc
jumped over Brig Gens. Wade and
Merriam nd Gen. Chaffe-- also iF
advanced over those two offic-rs a
well as over G.ns. MacArthur and
Ludlow, and 54 colonels who had
higher relative rank than he in the
The law provides for six majot
generals and the promotion of Maj.
Gen. Miles leave s ant her vacanc% in
that grade which, it is generally un
derstood, will be filled by the ap
pointment of Brig Gon. J F Wadp,
the senior officer of his grado There
is still one vacancy in the list of brig
adier generals and another will be
made by the retirement of Gon.
Schwan, who is said to be in failing
health. Col. Daggett of the Four.
teenth infantry, who had just re
turned to San Francisco from gallant
service in China, is hooked for ap
pointment as a brigadier gen"ral.
It is expected 'hat hee wvill be retired
Secret ry Root said this. afternoot
that the ma it airy 'appointmenot made
today did not im.volvs. necessarily an.
change of commands in the Phil.
ippines and that there is no purpose
of relieving Gena. MacArthnr of the
supreme command of that division in
the immediate future. Glens. Wade
and Ludlow, who recently were or.
dered to the Philippinea will relieve
Glens. Young and Bates who bave
served in that country for over twc
The war dapartmeDt announces:
Promotion will be made to the grade
of first lieutenant in the regular arms
of all second lieutenants in that ariy
whose commissions ante date the wsa
with Spain. These promotions will
carry up all o'fl1cers in the regularu
who have had longer service that
volunteers, b)ut will still leave vacan
cies for volunteer second lientenants.'
TIhe war department 3al1s attentior
to the fact that the order of sen iority
of the general officers appointed to.
day is determined by the dates in
February stated in the nomination.
Thus, Glen. Yonng being nominated
as of Feb. 2nd, Chaffee asof the 4'h
and MacArthur as of the 5th, will
take prnoedence in the order wherev
or they meet. Geon. Wood being
named as a brigadier' e ne,l1 as o:
the 4th is-ranked by Bates, Wheaton
Davis and Schwan, and possibly by
Sumner, the latter being nominated
as of the same date. lBut it is point
ed out at the department that one
osult of (* 'u Woo l's n-minatton inr
this order would be n. m rhe bonl
that ho follows the regular order of
promotion hereafter, to make him
lieutenant general of the United
btates army for 14 years. Gvn.
Wood now sta nds No. 60 in the list
of army captains. Capt. J. Franklin
B-11, who is No 585 in the list of cap
tains, rt-lative rank was nominated to
be a full brigadier general.
The appointment of Gen. A. R.
Chaffee to be major general of the
rt-gular army is the first iuistance of
its kind in the history of the army.
He began his career as a private in
tb4 Sixth cavalry and will be the
first officer promoted from tho ranks
to -xercise command in the regular
army as a general fighter.
TO PAY SOURTHRIN WAK C1-AIM.
rho fiulw Pa-oem aso Oniribi- Hill Paying
344.480 for St -re-a sd soppli- a lckv
by hIe Fr1 raI Arn No rlentioan of
t,he- ieauf..rt Librsry or 4 horaw
L3 cen Library
[News and Courierj
Washington, February 1 -The
House toda) passed an oimnibus bill,
carrying 191 claims for storve and
supplies taken by the Union army
during the "rebellion." The claims
were passed on by the Court of
Claims under the Bowman Act and
aggregated $344,480. . Practically
all the beneficiaries reside in the
South. Considerable opposition to
the bill was displayed e irly in the
day under the leadership of Mr Can
n-v, tie chairman of the appropria
tion committee, but it flattened out
later and the bill was finally passed
The bill to amend the Chinese Ex
clusion Act, with a view to prevent
ing the fraudulent entry of Chinese
into the United ''tates, was passed.
It was agreed that the bill estah
lishing a no. )nal standardizing
bureau should bi made a continuing
trder after the dispo-al of the bill to
promote the -ficiency of the revenue
The bill to authorize the construe
tion of a first order light at Hillsboro,
Florida, at a cost of $90,000, was
The bill for the relief St. John's
Lodge of A F. and A. M., of New
bern, N. C., appropriating $6,000
for the use of the Masooic Lodge b)
Union troops during the "rebellioni,"
was passed. Mr. Thomas of North
Carolina, defended it in debate.
The House then Went into com
mittee of the whole and took up the
The individual items of the bill
were each discussed by the oppo
nents of the bill, and its considera
tion was prolonged for several hours,
b)ut it was reporte-d finally to the
House and pass Id wit bout dIi' ision.
Bills were passed to authorize the
construction of two dams across the
Savannah River, above Augusta,
Ga and to authorize the Mississippi
Choctaws to bring suit in the Court
of Claims against the Choctaw Na
tion to determine their rights under
the treaty of -1830.
At 5:80 p. m. the House adjimrned.
Por Thfants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
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For these occasions, tickets wilt be
sold February 12th to 18th inclusive,
from Washington, D). C., and all
points on the Seaboard Air Lime
Railway, at rate of one fare for the
round trip, tickets good returning
until March 7th 1901, inclusive.
With its new passtenger service in
augurated January 27th, the Sea
beard Air Line Railway is now
operating the finest . and fastest,
trains in the Sonth, and a trip to the
Mardi Gras on one of these magnifi
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attractive rents will certainly prove
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C0MPLIMlCNI TO ORN IIAMP1TON.
Splendld 11u1t S(1%1 ,i-1 by Fin1411do !in U.
(The State, Feb 3.)
A few days ago Geti. Wade Hamp
ton received tho following letter, itc
coi1-panying which was a beautiful
marble bust of himself; the bust is
now on exhibition at the retiest of
the friends of the General at the
Columbia Buk company's store i.
the Y. M. C. A. building; the cow
pliment is one that the General aid
his friends appreciatle:
My Dear Getioral: Those who
served with you in th'. United States
Senate, desiring to give expression
to their high personal regard, and to
their sincere appreciation of those
lDOntS of character which have en
deared you to them, have, by to
day's Adams express forwarded to
you a marble bust which we hopo
you will accept as a testimonial of
our earnest friendship and high per
sonal esteem. It is intended to rep
resent you its we knew you about the
date of your retirement from the Uni
ted States Senate. We believe the
artist has thoroughl) preserved in
marble the kind, genial and wanly
features that wero so familiar to us in
the days long gone by and which we
value sa, highly.
With the hope that your useful
life may be spiired for many years,
and that y,.ur wise counsel may, in
the future as in the past, be give
and listened to b) the people of your
soction, I remain as ever,
Your sincere friend,
Chas, J. Faulknoer.
Mr. Fiulkier is a United States
Senator from the State of West. Vir
In this connection it is worthy of
note that the handsome portrait of
GOn. Hampton, now inl the Stan
senate chambers, was presented to
the State by friends of the General
in the United States Senate.
ThIft Litilo H-ky 1Ha, X-Rity Byen
(Atlanta News, Feb. 4.)
Guy Fenley, th, fourteen-year old
boy with the X ray eyes, is creating
a big stir amo.g the stckmen of
West Texas. The boy, .ith his re
markable pair of eyes, can see water
at any depth in the ground, and has
located a large number of wells, each
having an unfailing supply of water,
on ranches in that semi arid section
of the state.. IHis services are in
such de and by rachmen, who want.
to put down wells for their livestock,
that he is kept busy at that wvork all
the titme. This boy is the son of
Joel C. Fenley, a highly respected
citizen of Uvalde, Tex., wvho is exten
sively engaged in raising livestock.
The fact that his son was possessed
of X ray sight was discovered about
four years ago. He only has this
power of looking far into the depth
of the earth at night, and the darker
it, is the batter he can see. On the
night that his wonderful gift was
discovered, the boy and father were
walking through a pasture of a ranch
near Uvalde, when Guy exclaimed:
"Look at that stream of water!I"
His father replibd that there was
no water to be seen in that localit),
but the boy insisted that he couldi
see a flowing st ream of clear water
far down in the ground. Upon
reaching home the experiment was
made of a bucketful of water being
set under a table, and the boy could
see it plainly through the wooden
top of the table, when the room was
darkened. Soon after this Mr. Fen
1e3 determined to put down a stock
well on his ratneun, and taking hi..
son with him o.. night, the latter
Boon located what ne asserted was a
tine stream of water, about 100 feet,
below the surface. The well was
sunk on the spot indicated by the
boy, and one of the finest flows of
water ever obtained in that section,
up to that time, was struck at a
depth of 187 feet.
News of the boy's woaderful pow
er of sight began to spread about,
among the ranchmen, but it was
slow to be believed, and it Was not
until about a yeatr ago that further
practical tests were made of his X
ray sight. He was t aken by Thomas
Devina to his rannh i,n the northern
part of Uvaldo county. where thous
ands of dollars had been expended
in vain efforts to obutin water. It
Wias in the dark of the moon when
the visit to Mr. Devino's ranch was
imade, and thi boy was takeni out to
a largo pasturo and led over lie
ground. After travelling about for
iearly two hours, he gloofully ox
elaimed that he had at last. found a
barge stream of water, which wIa
flowing inl a southeasterly direction.
aId that it Was locato-a at a depth of
about 175 'ont below the surface.
Thi spot wa:. carefully marked, and
\lr. Devine followed th(- boy for over
I mile along the coi-'v of the under
gr-und stream. Locations for wells
woro marked at a number of plateos,
and the work of digging for water
hgan. Il each instance a splendid
flow of water was struck almost. at
I ho exact depth named by the boy.
The abovo is only one of many
cases in which yoliig Fenly hami
been successful in locating under
ground supplies of water. In fat,
he has never made a failure. I L,
was recently offrrd $500 to locaea
well on F. B. Moore's ranch, in lA.
wards county. Ho refused to accept
money, tit went to the ranch and
pointed out the spot whoro an under
ground stream could be struck, anid
tamed tho depth the woll woul.I
have to be put down. He said that
lie could see the water plainly, and
that it was a spli-ndi stream of pure
water. A well was dug at the spot,
indicated, and a great. flow of water
The remarkablo gift of this boy in
penetrating the mystories that lie
beneath the earth's s-face 1Hs CmD
to the knowledge of a - .mber of oil
prospectors, and he is being urged
by them to go to east T'xas and lo
ento the flow of oil, and designato at
what depth in the earth it is to bo
fountd. He will accept some of these
offers to locate oil deposits or flows,
as soon as lie finishes locating under
ground water supplies for a number
of stockoen of west Texas, to whom
he has already promised his servicos.
He is now in Browster county, loca
ing wells on the ranch of Judge V.
Van Sickle, of Alpine. Judge Van
Sickle is a meniber of the state leg
islature, and is now in Austin.
H comes of a splendid famil3
and has fiie connections. He is a
niodest, handsime, blue eyed boy,
and to all outward appearances there
is nothing about him to distinguish
h:m from other bo3s of the annie age.
While locating the wells in Brewster
county, ho romped and played wvith
other bo3s whose acquaintance he
wade. When riding horseback at
night, he can see streams of water
under ground, his sight passing
right through the horse. He says
that be can see the bones of the ani
mial, but that everythimg else is
opaque to his sight. He can tell
with absolute certainty the different
stratas between the surface of the
ground and the water. This leads to
the belief that his power can also be
used to locate veins of mineral, and
he is soon to be given a test in that
line. He has this X-ray sight onily
at night, and it is much stronger in
the dark of the moon. When lhe ex
ercises this wonderful power for any
great length of time, he becomes ex
hausted and falls into a deep sleep,
whtich restores him to his former
His eyes have been carefully ex
ammied by local medical meni, but no
apparent peculiarities in them have
been found. It is considered all the
m,>re remarkable, and by some it is
looked upomi as a . miracle, that ho
should be a resident of a section ol
the country which is seldom visited
by raim, and is semi- arid mi character.
It he continues to exercise his piower
of locatong umlerground supplies of
water, for the benefit, of the ranch
men ot west Texas, lhe will add art
untold measure to the wealth of that
part of the state. Already many of
the weils which he located are fur
Dishing an abundant supply of water
for irrigation purpioses, and( crops of
grain and agricultural products will
be raised in localities, this coming
season, which were never before
known to p)rouo~ di thmng but moe.
qmito) graiss--and not m)uch of that
in other words, "tie is making the
desert. bInaaem as the ruse."
Androw Carnegio, iho "stvl king,"
talki'd last night inl tho Fifth avenoti
fIptist church to tho Biblo cliass of
John D. Rovktfellor, Jr., of which
It is an honotrry niomber. 1to tol
his youtifiul herors what 11m1uso.
ments r1-4. bf-st cialcultted to impvtilrVO
themn, bo0th mcntailly and physically.
Mtr Carnogio t(iok for his themno,
"Aimisemeits for Yoting Men"f and
lhte told of tho Ihings which, inl Ilis
xperile(, h had fuid to he of
the most bmnwfit. IIt' began with tho
infait's rattlo anld procoodod through
t 11ie sovoll lig"s of niv.,
Ito said that ont' of th uoi of
games wits to divert th' miiiidl and to
oxvirciso tho brain cells ini it difftint,
iiunn(tr to which they had bei io
vustomeod during the day. I t ro
(ctletd how oftfi' hm had seenv Glad
stolo playing bugakgail:o 1.
ll. played one gaimio neiarly overy
fvuig,ad s3omeltiimefitwo, said Mllr.
"I am especially fond of gaimlos of
clace." he continued, "for in tletim
is tin elemont of surpriso. Cards,
backgiimition Itld til an ch gaimis oxor
viso tho ingennity and they nver
c0mo1 ont exactly the samet, Chesi inl
volvts a rivalry aund a compotition.
It is a struggle, Cilliardts, I hko bost
of all, for it is exorciso for tho body,
as moll as rvcreatioui for the mind."
Mr. Carnegio was about to proee(d
to another branch of his subject
whenI he suddenly checked himsolf.
"I wish to sity right hre," ht said,
"that I to not boliovo int wagoring
and gambling conuoctod with gametvs
.f chance. Glitim)liig imlplies getting
ioml-thing for not hing. Why should
it man tako the proprt or ois friend
as the result. of it game? Gambihng
is certaitly delmortlizing.
"1 attach great importanco to tho
theatro as a means of amusomient.
Thore are, of courso, in theso (ays
man1i3y bad plays, but thore are also
man% good ois. I shitlintver for
got the night when for tho first timo
I heard the htrainge, mysterious
rhythm of the Imaguage of Shak
spmaro. I wis working as it mts
sPnger boy then, and it. was a staitge
thing Ihat wo boys always hadt a
messge for t ho matiagor of a cetdain
theatro just abont tho timo that the
curtain rom. Fri-quvIntly mossages
had bt-en ini our pockets a while, but
such things aro bound to haippen.
wre A was pnrmittgtle to go
up into the gatlltery after we had at
ttnded to our mission. It wats not
long after 1 heiird the wvorks of
Shakespeare that I bought a copy of
lie works of the great dramautist anti
studied them, as I have beent doing
'eer simce. I found it helpfuil in my
ythl to have one of thoso Shakes
pearo calendars from which I could
tear a leaf each day. Whlen I got a
thought fronm Shankespeitr I mado(1 it
myv friend. Th.'rc are many tboughts
on.' may haive constantly at hand.
H.' may know the great men of tho
w..rId by turning to the shelves of
his libratry. Those men are never
out, and they nover have engage
"ot to the. concerts which the btest
musuiian ay are good. If you (do
not apprciatot miusic itt first you can
not but learn.
"Speaking of the amusements
which call for physical exercise, I
would r'commandl baseball and lawn
tennis. Footbaitll? I do0 not appro)~vo
of any game in which mon struggle
with eachl othler when they are downe.
Then I shoultd liko to menution an
other gatme of Scottish origin.
"Scotland hats given two great
boons to humanity, the Shorter Cat
echism and the giame of golf. I iti
ia victim of1 golf. I wats converted to
it wheni I ht'ard that Balfour had1(
g ne to the north of Scotland, whe're
the opportunities for playing golf
"Theun I holhievo in the games
which can bet played in the home, J
think that whist is no inconsiderable
provision for old ago."
Mir. Carnegie said that so far as as
sma'it ion was conicruned, the young
mn df today wou !d be benefited b3
1111111k you, whon invited to smok
or drink. Ito advitised his hivarers to
associato With young moln who did
not toll sitories Which they would be
asiiimod for t heir thortliers to lioar.
Atr. Carinegdo said that thero was
rirely Slch it thing its friendship ho
t WeL 111011 i d womn1101.
, A womlanl," said ht(, "Wantis
ill or niothing. Evory yoling mall
falls inl lovo with at wonlinl ol
der thaln ho is. Thlo hoA thing
is to full iin lovo with it womniil
twenty or thirty yirs your sonior
and thon havo her as your frienid."
Johi 1). Rtekofvlor, Jr., ma11do it
briof spbo0, inl which ho thaniked
tho spoltker for tho intero- Which
they hlad taken inl tho eliss and inl
tho young molNl who colliposed it.
The othle spolkrs woro .1 M. For.
bush, of this city; Dr. \Villimi W.
Koen, of I'lhillitled li, an11d Chitrles
Miller of Pitthburg.
it W0mIal's (Alib A ioar centtiry Ago.
[Atlaintia Nows l-b. 2.]
Soio of our gralmliot hers il 185>2
lallded tiiselves oigethor for tho
dismission of topics of intorest lo
thoem, and1( tho Onitcomei Was' 10"Maiter
nial Association " Homt .o of those
topiefs over which miiothors woro poll
di inl 180 t i (lito worith 1h
considoerationk of thw mothelrs of 1901.
First Monday inl March .18i>2
Causes of tho fears of childroln anld
tho host maonis of i laying thi11m1.
First Mondit) in April -- Aro thoro
not sorious errors inl connection with
tho subjoet of priyver, u1t1l how inl
41itirly traiinig mIy 1hiso bo best
First 1MfondIy ill MAiy--\ihati, aro
tho principal imilpodi monts to tho
success Of it profvsso'dly pi(,1s eduliel
FiriSt, Moida1y il1i 1 me-4Is obti
nacy to bo ovorcoio wit hout. tho con
vorting grao of God? If io what,
aro the ruost judicious mvati for it
dvst ruct ion '?
JF-irst Monday in July-Whia.
fillmuso18eents iaro su1ititlo for younig
porsons who aro dovoting regular
port-ions of every diy .0 oducaitionil
anld Schloolaistic duti6vW?
First Monay inl Aiguist-What
Ar tho blo4hingfs that imity boo xiet
04l to flow to the church from an
onlighiened dischargo of materi l
First londity in Sopteinbor
\Vlat. aro the hst inans for scnr
inig oxtornal attnition to tho d(eire
and fooling of parolits iid oldolrs,
atnd inspiring children with resp)oet
for thlose whom Priovidenc~o hats in
iany waiy platced ini auithority ?
First M\ondaty ini Octobor--Ilow
may the birt hdatys of childron he
ohserved so its to make themn seasons
of choorful socjial enijoymoent, united
wit hi serious reflect ion ?
First M~ondaty ini Novemiber-Thec
influence upon the imnds atnd char
actors of children of conversation
indulrigod in their prsne
First Mondaty ill Deco mbor-W hInt
are t ho best meains for rectifying ovihF
thait existL in fauilies, syhiich hatvc
arison from mistatkeni viewvs on h
subje~ct of early ti'iraimg anid educa.
F'irst M~ond(ay in J aniuary,18.3
Whu'e maliy weJ hiopo for thu b)at~ atide
in beginning iand carry inig on truo) ro
vivitls of religion?y
F'irst M~ondaty in F'ebruary-Hfow
to inspiro children with r'ight motiver
to action, iand theo danger of stimula
ting to duty from thin hopo of rewart:
c. A. OA "U C OI.2A,.
H3oara the l' ho Kimi You Ilato Always Bougli
A Useftutl. I' pose
So far as wo knuow, Franrk Lesh'i'
Popubitr Monthly in t be only man
zine which aims to make more of iti
cover thian na pretty picture or it catta
1ligue of its contents or its virtuos
Tfhe publishers have taken an edu
cational its well an pattriotic Btop il
selecting each month a cover desigi
after some famous picture represent
ing some crisis ill American history
The plan should command the ar
proval of schools, and1( we believe
will meet with the commendation<
Iovery American parent.
BIG DEAL IN REAL ESTATE.
11AIlMIS 1111TilA SPRtINGS.
lrimuus lI'rmpnly it Itiretina Ctounty, Will
Im Mlore oipmiuar ''han Ever for 11paiith
idne 'lonstire S. t-lira and VIII be
5unde fho irente-t, Hi-sort lit the
[AugustaChronclo Fob. 2.]
I Iuiidrotds of Augusta peopl0 will
bo intorstedI to know that tho old
ipopular and favorito summor resort,
Harris Lithia Springs, has changed
hands, anlld is now owiod by Augusta
jeoplo. For ten yotrs this resort,
With its m1agnificeit springs, have
offormd rest and recreation and cured
thoisandti of visitors from almost
eVery stato in the Union. Harris
1,ithia Springs wiater hasi been 0sold
in August a ad throughout the south
for many years past and is well
known to physicians and patients
suffering from numivrous complaints
which this witer invariablo cures.
That. tho property vill b) improved
and the water businss extond(led, will
h hailed with dolight by all its pat.
Harris Lithin Springs is about 80
miles above Augusta on the Soaboard
Air Lino aind Charleston aldl WNrest.
orit Carolina ratilroads, 15 iniles from
jreenw od(, m1tl1 12 miles from Lan
ris. J'assengers from Augusta (1o
not chango vars, and in the summer
mont h-i Pullmnt cars aro run betwoon
Augusta aiind Spart anburg, thus
sifording tho most comfortable
Tho now owior will contiluo the
salo of witolr,,blit 11)01 a much on
larged -ecalo. Tho water is put up
in pints, quarts and half gallon bot
I los, ca honated and in carboy's plain.
The 1naly11sis of the water shows
iimor" lit.tium icarbonato than the
well known Bufftao lithia water, and
mny pronouico it superior to any
tablo viter in tho% world. All of the
work of carbonating and bottling is
dono at Ut the springs.
The grounds consist of 325 acres,
W14ll wooded and witered, and is one
of the most 1icturesque and comfort
ablo l)pots in this section. The hotel
containi 120 roois, modern plumb
ing, electric lights and fans; and
Opots noxt, season May 1, under
comp ot iad a popular manaigement.
it. is tinderstood that the price
piid for the proporty was $100,000
ensh. Mossrs. Alexander & Johnson
reil estatn agents of thiis city, man
this deal, which adds only one more
to the mantly tranisactionis plasing
th rough thIeirz hands.
A Elucndred Ye,ma Ago.
Mcen couild n't, steami across the seai
A hundred years ago,
And1( money wasn't, aill they thought
W\orth having here below;
To'i hoist, themi th rough the air,
And yet they thought, thie poor old1
Thast they were wonderful and wise,
A 11d thaut the world was fair.
Men couldn't talk b)y telephonec
A hundr(1ed~( years ago;
TJhuey sowed1 and reapedC( and1 thrashecd
A nd wlien the stireams wcre low
Thley had to stop) tile mills and wait
For God's % goiod rain to fall,
And yet they prouidly wont about
With heads hold( high and chests
A id thought they knew it nil.
Their battle sh ips were made of wood
A hundred years ago,
And oh, the weak old ways they had
F'or laying people1 low;
Tihey had no0 lightnling trains on which
To flit ath wart the scene,
A tid yet those poor' benighted men
Supposedl t,h at tihings were p)erfect then,
A lab! but thley were green!
Men had1( 14) load( each ilmo they shot
A hunudried years ago,
And then1, alas! they had no gas
To'4 light things hero belowli
Thelmre were no trolley cars to dodge,
No hiorseless things to tame,
And yet, poor fools, they3 thought thats
Unlmd all tihe blessings, in their day,
Thiat min mighIt ever elaimn!
But they had pessimists around
A hundred years ago,
Who mourned because their eons could
.Obtain a proper show!
And they predicted dire things
They thought r.he end was near;
TIh(ey fancied that the devIl then
t Worked overtime in urging men
f To, i.tart red havoc hero.
-S E Klanr. in Chicago Timaa.1:rana1A*