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ii v As TO ChurchGoing
I > Rev George A Thayer Unitaj
trian and pastor of the church in
< 4 b 7 Cincinnati where the president
fK worships is of the opinion expressed
f pressed in a sermon delivered atp
> a law compelling the president
i > pT
church services on Sunday Said
1 Dr Thayer >
The reason for this law for
I it comes next to being a law
that the president must attend
church is not far to seek Sup
pose the president never went to I
church at all It would not bg
long before all the country would
t be up in arms because the head
i Jo of the nation was either an in
fide 1 or wholly unfit for his high
Imposition while the other half of
9 the churchgoing population
S > would think that if the chief ex
recutive did not see fit to attend
C services certainly it would not be
it incumbent upon them to do so
t True true Most true But
j Jwhat do Godfearing churchgo
t Sfig > Christian people think of a
l president who goes to church an d
i t blasphemes God by believing
i S that Jesus Christ was a good
> man L without a spark of divinity
> about him and that he was in
9 reality either a son of Joseph or
ran illegitimate child 1
11 That is what president Taft
t4 H thin ksfor that is the opinion of
Fall Unitarians Glasgow Times
> < General Zollicoffer
On October 10 there will be
erected a beautiful marble slab
on the spot where Gen Zolli
coffer the noted Confederate
General fell in the battle of
Mill Springs on January 16 1862
The dedicatory services will b e
in charge of Col Bennett H
Young of Louisville who is at
the head of the work of having
the spot where Gen Zollicoffer
fell marked by a beautiful slab
There is a large tree standing on
> the spot which is one mile west
> of the National cemetery and
about nine miles west of Somer
set where Gen Zollicoffer is
said to have fallen and which is
1 v known as Yollicoffer tree and
t which is decorated every year in
honor of the dead hero
The occasion of the dedication
> of the memorial slab will be one
f of great interest and will be at
Ctendep by noted war veterans
< from different parts of the coun
f try
Col Bennett H Young took
this matterup some years ago
i > and had W > G Trimble of this
i place deed away a plot of ground
11Lfor this purpose Trimble having
4 been the owner of the ground on
A which the battle was fought
Several efforts have been made
< by congressmen from the Elev
> enth district to have congress
make appropriation for the build
Ii ing of a fine turnpike from Som
It erset the nearest railroad poi ntis
r V to the Mill Springs battle field
l and the National cemetery
t > <
< Fertilizersr
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i g The fertilizer problem is a very
f A Serplexi g one to the man with
J fea smallgarden
garden Where are we I
r gd et it Well tteti stable
0 t manure is not a commodity that j
> we can go to the store and buy >
like otas or seeds It is true that J
I we can somestimes buy a load or J
rJ < two of some neighboring farmer j
71 but iti iamignty poor farmer
i v0 will sell manure from his
r Jjy 0 3 ff
fa f l J
f J 1 1 i
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farm There are some business
houses that deal in manure from
city livery stables but they only
ship in carload lots and a car
load will hold about forty tons
and with the freight will cost
perhaps 50 to 70 I have a
small garden about 30x100 feet
and while I admit that I should
prefer to give it a thorough top
dressingof manure every year I
have neither time nor inclination
to scour the country looking for
it and as I keep an automoble in
place of horses there is no home
supply Each year I buy a bag
o cf
general commercial fertilizer
Before harrowing the garden
after plowing I spread the lime
and when the seeds are planted I
hpply the fertilizer very sparing
ly The result is that I have an
excellent garden every year and
in place of the traditional plenty
of wellrotted stable manure I
use none at allJohn Guthrie
in Country Life
f s
v >
Mike Grant our road overseer
is getting his road in good tends
tion t
John Sandusky and wife of
Columbis visited the family of
W G Collins last Sunday
Vander Collins who is attend
ing school at L W T S attend
ed the teachers association at
Me Zion
W G Collins sold a mule to
John B Goffey for 150
Mrs B S Miller ndher
brother L C Blair attended the
the state fair
The people in this neighbor
ofhood turned out well to the teach
ers association held at Mt Zion
on the 17th inst But the teach
ers failed to turn out only five
ator six being present Some one
expressed the right sentiment
erwhen they said that most every
body in Division No 3 is int e r
est d in education except the
Miss Eliza Vaughan who is
teaching near Dirigo visited her
parents last Saturday and Sun
day and was in attendance at
the teachers Association
The home Paper
How many country newspa
pers daily or weekly are there
that could live six months if they
had to depend upon the income
derived from subscriptions Very
few of them could make ex
penses They must depend up
on their advertising andJn b
Yet some people are unfeas S
enable enough to complain that
there are too many advertise
ments in the paper and others
care so little for the welfare of
the local papers as to send their
job printing out of town
What is a local newspaper It
is a board of trade a trumpet of
dthe towns advantages a history
It is a policeman a chaperon a
defender of your rights and a
board of health
ty is an honest adviser if in
the hands of an honest man ItI
warns you against frauds It I
rejoices with you when You are
glad and mourns with you wlien
you need a comforter It is the
guardian angel of YOur moral
It stickeiih closer thin a brother
Iaypu help ioi support our j
h el w paperEx r > r <
jui H 1
Tainted News
Once more the time worn
effort is being made to = send
tainted news throughout the
country For years past big tore
porations have flooded the coun
try with tainted news but
the newspaper owners at last
awakened to the true condition
and the wo kofa press agent
has been given a decided set
The rulers of Wall street have
time and again tried to buy news
papers in various parts of the
country with the idea of direct
ing public influence along th e
c the might select
expensive e
plan but it has been carried
p o n i
time without number I
Recently a story was circulat
ed first in Chicago and then sent 1
broadcast that Rockefeller and i
Morgan interests had secured i
the control of the Chicago TriI
bune The Tribune paid no attention
tention J to the report for weeks I
but at last announced on the i
editorial page that the Tribune I
was not for salei
In the publication of a modern I
newspaper independence and in
tegrity are the two primal neces
sary assets and each must bel
conjunctive with the other
Capital is here a minor asset
This is a living world and the
life of it is independent thought
Day by day the common schools
and the daily press are teaching
the pedple to think and to value
the source whence arises their
daily food for thought
Over and over again the Stan
dard Oil money I has tried to di
rect public opinion Standard
Oil money controlled every news
paper in Montana but one and
went down to defeat before that
eCapital one does not talk gold is
voiceless and there are reasons
in the very constitution of the
universe why this should be so B
The elder Rockefeller under
stood it more than all his asso
ciates and almost never replied
to any of his critics He let his I
works follow him But members
of the firm of J P Morgan c
Co have always had an itching
desire to be behind the pressput
ting money and support first be
hind one publisher and then
The press power of the house
of Morgan twentyfive ears ago
was tremendous yet unseen
Not many years ago there were a
dozen Wall street publications
that carried the advertisments
of Morgan Co at handsomer
rates and were argued with as
to their course concerning Mor
gan securities and the support or
criticism they had given thereto
when it came time to pay the
Wall street was shocked and
fyorrified when the big New
York metropolitan dallies put
ItMorgan into their cartoons and
was astounded when papers like
the New York World criticised
J P Morgan and his dealings
with the United States treasury r
or the government as though he
were no more sacred than the
president of the United States
The result has been that the In
fluence of the house of Morgan
with the p b1c press has been
on the wane and how to repair
it is an unsettled problem
The banking friends of Messy J
Morgan and Rockefeller recog
juirth iataon wiiii r I uflicient 1
dairies to > r dt m
it t
ij y y
t I
and Rockefeller would kill any
western newspaper and they
theIknow I
In fact Rockefeller recently
declared that the last thing on
earth he would buy was a news
It is important however for
every citizen to keep watch and
ward on the avenues of public
Every one should know who is
closest tbhis congressman and
what brain and pocketbook are
closest to his daily source of in
formation It
News From Everywhere
Rhode Island Democrats will
hold their State and Congression
al Conventions September 29
Louist f
has declared his candidacy for
the Democratic nomination to
succeed United States Senator
Warner of Missouri
Oklahoma Republicans will
meet in Guthrie September 29th
to ratify the nomination of their
ticket and to formally open their
State campaign
W Jefferson Davis private
secretary of Senator Purcell of
North Dakota is the new presi
dent of the National League of
Democratic College Clubs
Democrats of Georgia at their
recent State Convention indors
ed Gov Hoke Smith for the
Democratic nominee for Presi
dent of the United States in
In Rhode Island the quests o n
Whc shall be chosen to suuce ed
iNelson W Aldrich in the United
Statas Senate at present ecli p s
all other political issues
Former Lieutenant Governor
John C McKinley of Missouri
5has filed his declaration as arch a
dilate for the Unite States Sen
ate on the Republican ticket to
succeed Warner
Charles S Hamlin a Boston
lawyer who was Assistant Sec
retary of the Treasury during
one of the Cleveland administra
tions is mentioned as a N possible 1
candidate for Governor of Mas
sachusetts 0 n the Democratic
ticket i
The labor organizations of In
diana have taken up the cause
of United States Senator Beve
ridge and have compiled a
gopamphlet addressed t o union
men in which they are urged to
support legislative candidates
who favor his return to the Sen
asThe National American Wo
man Suffrage Association has
ortaken steps to find out exactly
tohow each candidate for Congress
stands on the question of suf
frage for women To each nom
spec a letter is to be sent asking
him to state his views on the
Though both State Conventions
in Massachusetts are near at
hand the political alignments is
not yet clearly defined Go v
Ebfen S Draper Republican is
understood to be the choice for
the third term There are sev
eral candidates for the place 1 at
the head of the Democratic
8 LiI 1
on We Mdaitbe5ehdayof 0 ct
bar 1D10iI will r laixty herd Qf fl11e
young j erneJ core ifco the highest 1
derai The cows 1riUb fresh li ne
cerab r and January Tbe side witl Uk
in etoft fCONmbi
B1i rLes
40 l
Teachers Association
IThe Teache Association to be
held at Pellyfon October r 15th
Called to order 9 oclock j
1 Song
2 Devotional exercises W
H Lemon v 5 r r
3 Purpose of Teachers As
sociation W S Sinclair
4 How can the teacher se
cure interest J N White and
Cortez Sanders
5 What help can the teacher
give the children besides saying
Get your lessons Pearl Breed
in gI
6 The purpose of Physiology
1n the public school W E
I Sanderso
7 True culture how obtain
ed Emma Overstreet
87Noon recess 12 to 1
0 clock
9 How does general knowl
edge affect the moral life T 0
Morton Robert Williams Owen
J 10 Effect of a study of history
upon mind and character Mrs
Charlie young Minnie KnifleyI
11 Does education pay Prof
Moss i
12 How to secure the hearty j 1
cooperation I 0 f parents Oscar
13 How to secure good at
tendance Minnie K Tupman
Hattie Williams Effie Coffey
14 Benefits derived from the
teaching of Civil Gor rnment in
the public schools G L Perry
Miss Pearl Hindman Pres
W S Sinclair Vice Pres
A Reunion at My Fathers House
rEditor News I
We all have our ideals oi < the
beautiful we all have our choice
of scenery but the scenery of
our boyhood days never fades
from the imagination nor fails to
charm the heart of him who wan
ders back to the old plantation
and drinks from The moss
covered bucket that hangs in the
well I
On the date given we six I
children fortyfour grandchild
ren eight greatdrandchildren
and several brothers and sisters
inlaw some seventy in number
wandered back to the scens of
our early childhood on our fath
ers old plantation between two
vineclad hills that bathe their
rocky feet in the rippling waters
of old Wolf Creek It was a fine
day The creek fog disappeared
early in the morning and by the
time the sun had kissed away
the pearly dewdrops of morning i
thuf e
spreading beeches a short dis
Lance below the old house and
dhe 1
rection Some upthe creek
some down the creek and some
Ioyer the hill Soniacarried their
foot in hand some came horse
ksomein buggies but the
largest number came in farm
orThose who came in first busied S
themselves by arranging a long
table in the shade and fixing
some seats under the beeches
while the children romped and I
played hide andseek Around the
bid barn By half past nine or
ten oclock Children grandchild
ren and ffreatrgrandchildren were
assemofed aiid nlixltijir n iQa1ini
and fun u t iife Hpth rtill
who was who The time glided
away swiftly and in the midst of
lour merriment a photographer
Mr Tim Acree appeared on the
scene and in a short time we
were all seated on a grassy hill
side trying to keep still while
Mr Acree had his picture ma
chine focused on us trying to
get our Bau esAfter this
trying test of keeping bout a
dozen and a half of little tots
s theJ
< wimen began to spread the
table covers and bring out the
goodies which they had
brought in baskets boxes and
trunks Some had bacon and
beans some had beans and ba
con some had bacon without
beans and some had beans with
out bacon 7 There were corn
bread and ham biscuit and chick
en light bread and turkey There
were fruits and vegetables jam
and preserves pickles and pep
per sauce There were pies and
custards and cakes of all sorts
sizes and descriptions I never
saw the like to eat in all my
days Why I actually left the
table hungry 7 because I
couldnt decide what to eat I
looked at the bacon and beans
and they looked at W I looked
at the corn bread and ham and
thought of its delicious flavor I
looked at the biscuit and chicken
but still curbed my appetite I
looked at the light bread and tur
key till my mouth waterd with
hunger I looked at custards
and pies and cakes a foot high
until my time for eating had ex
pired and then I rose from the
table thinking what a fool I was
It reminded me of the old bachel
or who lived all the days of his
life in sight of Paradise and was
too cowardly to put his arms
around it and press to his bosom
We never catch but few of the
good things of life because we
dont reach after them until it
is too late
But most of them made better
use of the time than I did and
the goodies vanished before
them like a cloud before a high
wind but it ended somewhat like
The feeding of the multitude
There were several basketfulls
left after they were all filled
After the feast we had a short
rest and we chated about the
weather the outlook of farm
products another year and the
events of the day Then we had
vocal music by those that could
sing and they just filled those
old hills and hollows full of music
sitfor bout an hour anda half and
then we had Castles in the Air
by the writer and then some
more music
Then we began to adjourn and
it took us bout an hour and a
half to adjourn There were
many goodbyes and promises to
long Among those who arrived
earliest and those who lingered
longest was Father a man of
seventy five years whose failing
health and tottering form teac h
us by the law of nature that he
many more Reunions on this side
of the river of Death But let
us younger ones not forget that
the buds and blossoms some
times fall among the ripened
fruit and that the hand of Des
tiny may dash us against an un
seen rock before we have passed
the stone that marks the middle
of our journey on liifes t high
lear that this letter is now
too long to be appreciated so I
will Close with jteefe wishes to
relative and fJfiends r
PopPfeweftill r
fRU S pfintj A r
wy Sept 11 MO i
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