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OWN MONUMENT. Historical 9 8 Inaccuracies 1 How Lestar Bryant, the Boy Champion Corn Grower of Kentucky, Will Buy His Own Memorial With His Record Crop of Corn. One very frequently hears the re mark. "That fellow In erecting his own motument." No one In the Rockfield neighborhood last summer ever thought that Lester Bryant's record crop of corn would be the means of building him a memorial. No one watching a vigorous youngster put his life and soul into the work as he did could have forseen 6uch an event, and yet if The following sketch written years ago by niy Father, Rev J. B. McGinn, of Versailles, may be of interest to members of the "D. A. R" of this city. ANNA D. LILLY. w- V .... . ........ s . , v..-fl l 1 ; 1 7 ' I A" I I . '. " i LESTER BHTAT. the plans of the Hon. J. W. Newman carry, and they are sure to, the boy will have erected his own memorial. At the funeral of Lester Bryant a few days after his tragic death at Washington Mr. Newman outlined his plan to a few close friends. The plan was so unique and so easy of handling that it was soon after decided upon. Mr. Newman has bought Lester Bry ant's crop of fine Kentucky tested, Boone County White seed corn from the boy's father and had Dr. Mutchler, the government expert in charge of the Boys' Corn club movemeut. pick out fifty bushels, of extra seed corn. This carefully selected stock seed corn will be offered for sale as the Lester Bryant strain of Boone County White. It will be sold at $1 per ear. All the money realized from the sale of this remarkable corn will be placed in bank at Frankfort to the credit of the Les- EXPENSE ACCOUNT. Rent Preparation Seed Planting ... Manure .... Fertilizer .. Cultivation Gathering . of land. , .$ 5.00 . 3.50 ! J25 V 4.37 . 3.90 . 2.00 Total cost $19.02 143 bus. and 55 lbs. at 60c. 89.20 Profit ...$70.18 wter Bryant memorial fund. As there will probably be at least 3,50 ears in the fifty bushels f corn, a magnificent ironument is sure to rise in the Bowl ing Green cemetery, where the boy is All orders for the corn should be sent direct to Mr. Newman's Frankfort office. The corn will be shipped to those ordering from Bowling Green- Kentucky's Boys' Corn Clubs. The Boys' Corn 'club movement Is only two years old in this state, and yet big things have been accomplished. The Corn club boys, several thousand of them, are enthusiastic; but better than enthusiasm are the results that have come from the work. When the ' state champions met In Washington this winter with the ex perts who had charge of the work In the rarlous states, there was naturally a feeling of Intense rivalry. Twejveof the southern states that had been push ing the Boys Corn club Idea for 'sev eral years, had records of 442 boys that had grown over 100 bushels on an acr?. Alabama and Georgia each had over 100 boys with this record to their cred- It, but both of these states had been organized for clnb work for the past eight years. It Is very gratifying to be able to write that Kentucky, -with an organization of only two years, made a pplendld record. Fifty-seven boys In Kentucky vthls past season grew over iOO bushels of corn to the acre. How laany adult farmers did that well? HE following incident in the life ofj General Nathaniel Greene is told by Clement, in his, "Noble Deeds of American Wo men:" When General Greene was retreating through the Caro liiias after the battle of the Cow pens, and, while at Salisbury, N. C. he put up at a hotel, the landlady f of which was Mrs. Elizabeth Steele. Added to his other troubles was that of being penniless: and Mrs. Steele learning this fact by accident, and ready to do anything in her power to further the cause of freedom, took him aside and drew from under her apron two bags of specie. Presenting them to him she generously said, "Take these, forjyou will want them,and can do without them." "Barnes' History othe U. S." gives an account of the incident similar to the above. The B. F. Johnson Publishing Co., Rich mond, Va., in "History Stories of N. C." relates the incident thus, "Soon he came to a large house by the roadside. He decided tha he would stop and ask permis sion to stay all night. He dis mounted and knocked at the door. A lady opened it. "You see at your door, madam," said he, "General Greene of the Amer ican Army, homeless, penniless and almost friendless." "General Greene, is welcome to this home and all that is in . it," said the lady. She then called a servant, who took the General's horse to thel'stables. "Come in General Greene, and I will have tea prepared for you. I am Mrs. Steele and my neighbors will tell you whether I am a Tory or a patriot." In a little while a bountiful supper was ready and while Greene was eating, Mrs. Steele took out from a safe a bag of gold and gave it to him." The facts in the case are these: Elizabeth Steele's maiden name was Elizabeth Maxwell. She was twice married. Her first hus band was Robert Gillespie, by whom she had one daughter. Margaret, who married Rev. Sam E. McCorkle, son of Alex Mc- Corkle and Agnes Montgomery. Her second husband was Wm. Steele, by whom she had one son, John Steele. Mrs. Steele did not live in Sal isbury, but in a large farmhouse a short distance from Salisbury. Nor was she at the time of General Greene's visit a widow. General Greene reached the Steele residence about dusk, in a cold rain. Steele, surprised at seeing him unaccompanied by his staff, asked if he was alone. The General replied: "Yes, hungry, friendless, penniless." Mrs. Steele overheard this reply. There were two young men stop ping at the house, waiting an op portunity to join Greene's army. After supper, Mrs. Steele pre sented these two young men to General Greene and the two bags of specie, .saying, "General you are now no longer hungry; friend less or penniless." Years before this, a brother of Mrs. Steele's had presented her with the portraits of George III; and Queen Charlotte. These portraits Were hanging in the halL General Greene turned their faces to the wall and wrote on the back of King George's "King George, hide thy face and mourn."- - V ' These portraits were' inherited by my grandmother, Margaret IcCorkle, and from her by my mjother. My. mother gave me, wrien I was a boy, the portrait of Queen Charlotte and to sister izi viJ U UJ ,LUw UU 1 tiii i . By the New President gf the United States Uv J- t LP 4-" Story of the Life of . 'Washington 4 t By TVoodrov) Tfilson This great contribution to American litera ture, history and biography will shortly appear, in serial form, in this paper. An interesting analysis of the work and character of" The Father of Our Country" by the man chosen to Ml the highest office within the gift of the people. This story has a won derfully wide appeal If you like history, you'll like it If you like thrilling narra tive, you'll like it Ii you like a tale of dar ing, you'll like it Ii you are proud of our country and want to understand its his tory, you'll like it Every chapter is brimful of interest It is fascinating, force ful, authoritative. 4 ;w??'-:?n- m:$mm ;.v.?;;,9 ll;liSSi!Ili2 Reacl the first instal ment and you will want to read every one of them to the end. vsjb- ajB"' . We beg to announce that we have secured Exclusive The Right For Madison County To publish this wonderful work The Life of the First President by the Last President. It will begin soon in this paper. ONLY SUB SCRIBERS CAN SECURE IT. No More t Free Papers Will Be Issued Every Teacher and Pupil should have it. Notice our list of 500 FINE PIC TURES secured at. great cost for the exclusive use of our paid up subscribers for one year. Choice as-long as they last. On exhibition in about TEN DAYS. Copies of Famous Paintings. COMBINATION OFFERS THE MADISONIAN and Weekly Enquirer -Weekly Courier-Journal $1.35 per year $1.50 per year Call for Sample Copies of each We are Prepared to do All Kinds of Job Work cheap. Horse and Jack Cards, Etc. 13S SECOND ...STREET... 1 0 RICHMOND KENTUCKY in Margaret that of King George. Chapel Hill University, having heard of these portraits, desired to possess them, and my sister presented the University with the ' portrait of the King. I re fused to part with the Queen. After evangelizing in West Ten nessee and the Kentucky Pur chase for six years I took charge in 1858, of a small church in Pa ducah. v I was unmarried and my mother sent me many things to furnish my room, among other things this portrait of Queen Charlotte. In the Spring of 1859 something suggested the idea of uniting the King and his' Queen, after long years of separation. I wrote to Govenor: Swayne, President of J Chapel Hill Uni versity, in regard to the matter. In looking over some old pa pers a few days ago, among them I found the original of Governor Swayne's letter, which I here give: v Swaynes Letter. ; "Chapel Hill, 22d March, 1859. "My Dear Sir: Your favor of the 2d Jwas duly received and I have been looking carefully around to ascertain in what way I can most carefully and safely avail myself of your kind offer. "The portrait of George the third with the autograph of - Gen eral Greene has always been re garded as a most interesting relic, and one for which we were greatly indebted to you The portrait of his royal consort will be welcomed as a valuable con tribution to our collection, and as peculiarly appropriate, in connec tion with the former; not merely as a ; pictorial representation of royalty at a, most important per iod, but for the association con nected with the two portraits and the family by wjiich they have so long heen preserved. "Bishop Otey and the Rev. Richard Hines, of Memphis, are both graduates of the University and both ; (especially the latter) are in familiar correspondence with friends in N. C. The por trait, if safely put up and sent to either will be carefully and punct ually transmitted to us. v "With very sincere thanks for these repeated manifestations of patriotism and kindness! "I remain, very sincerely yours, if T"V T. -lT-5 'Rev. J. B. McGINN." j YNE. Laundrymen to Meet in April At a meeting held in Lexington by- the executive committee of the Laundry Owners' association of Kentucky, the dates of April 17 and 18 were fixed for the conven tion of the association, which will be held in Lexington this year. The members of the committee who a ttended the meeting were S. A. Asneth and George Deuser, of Louisville, and ; George T. Graves, of Lexington. Mr. Graves was .made chairman of the enter tainment committee, which will -be composed of Lexington laun drymen. There are about 100 members of the association, and it is believed that practically all Of them and a rmmhor rf nfkm- -r uniuvi . VI UHltl visitor. will attend the convention.