Lexington Herald-Leader from Lexington, Kentucky on July 26, 1914 · 20
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Lexington Herald-Leader from Lexington, Kentucky · 20

Lexington, Kentucky
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Sunday, July 26, 1914
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r '“r r -LEXINGTON LEADER — 7 : f T"-"' '--1 f1 Third Section r ii i 8 Daughters of Confederacy May Buy Mountian for a Memorial i DESCENDANTS OF VETERAN8 WOULD ERECT A TEMPLE IN GRANITE KNOB MILE HIGH NEAR ATLANTA GAf AND MONEY TO PURCHASE MOUNT 18 ASKED OF THE STATE Buy Now and Save 25 to 50 ' J 'i I ! 'i ’ I ' 1 U r f 4 ifl- hi vii & 1$ it' I 11 SAVANNAH GAJuIy 24— Hewn out of the living rock of Stone Moun-r tain far above the plains of De Kalb county a temple consecrated to the men who died for the Confederate cause has- been proposed by the Atlanta Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy who pledge the co-oper&tion of the 80000 members of that organization In the south In the event Georgia 'sill purchase the mountain for memorial purposes ' The original Idea of this memorial was advanced by W H Terrell an attorney of Atlanta after a study of the question for a period of some years and after being assured by the owners of the mountain that Instead of thinking him presumptuous in an attempt to Infringe on their rights of private property they r would be entirely friendly to a movement of the sort rather than otherwise At a recent meeting of the Atlanta Chapter Mrs Helen Plane its founder read to the daughters an article by Mr Terrell advocating such a temple The Idea spread rapidly among the women One after another they advocated Immediate action toward -ao- qulring Stone Mountain for a tremendous and everlasting memorial to the Lost Cause The sentiment in favor of the project was unanimous Owners Willing to Sell j "We understand that Stone Mountain can be' bought from Mr Samuel Venable Its owner" said Mrs Lollle Belle Wylie historian of the chapter "We are also told that the present lessees who quarry the granite are willing to cell their lease to the State of Georgia provided the mountain is taken over for memorial purposes” Mrs A McD Wilson president of the chapter was Instructed to appoint a committee to wait upon Gov John M Slaton with the request that the Legislature he ' importuned to buy Stone Mountain with the provision that 80000 members of 'the -United Daughters of the Confederacy In the south pledge themselvee to co-operate with the State in raising the money necessary for fhe purchase and for the building of the memorial This committee will wait upon the governor at an early -date It le understood that he is favorable' to the movement There are many reasons why Stpne Mountain would make the finest memorial in the world to the Confederate ' cause Solid mountain of granite that it is the most wonderful natural phenomenon in the world It would stand until the day of doom a memorial to the brave men of all the southern States who gave their lives for the south The mountain Is of great value and a large fund would have to he raised to purchase it Each individual Daughter of the ( Confederacy would Iks a committee of one to contribute to this fund "Our plan is for the State of Georgia to make the purchase" said Mrs Wylie “We would aid the State In raising the money The mountain would then belong to (he State to- remain forever a monument to the Confederate dead” - Mountain Mecca to Tourists Already Stone Mountain is a Mecca for tourists from all ' over the ccnm- ry It i eald to be the largest single stone formation In the world It Is one mile from base to summit It le the Rock of Gibraltar of the United State The yearly pilgrimages would increase from hundreds to thousand If near its windswept summit a monument or temple to the Confederate dead were built Once years ego- before the war one of the battles of which was fought near this moun BSS tain Stone Mountain was - a great summer -resort for southern people who -were attracted to the spot by the weird beauty of the huge granite stone around whose crags winds blow eternally "My mother in the iast ’forties then a girl of 15 used to come there from Charleston with her father" said Mrs Wylie “She told me many times of the wonderful Stone Mountain in the old days of the' half-way house an inn and a dancing pavilion hanging to the side of the precipitous stone of the winds that blow across the top of the mountains not seemlngi ly strong - but possessing - sufficient force to tear down any structure heretofore raised by the hand of man of the great drop of ever 1000 feet down the steep side of the stone down which Dr' Albert Hape formerly of Atlanta once descended1 in -a basket attached to a rope" - - 1 - It has been suggested that Mr Terrell’s plan for erecting a temple on top of the mountain Is not feasible because of these strong and peculiar currents of wind which have so far-destroyed every structure erected on top of the giant stone but that a memorial cut Into the side of the granite mountain or a monument anchored on the Blije near the top might remain as a permanent structure It is understood however that competent engineers who have been consulted lean to the opinion that there will be no trouble in overcoming 11 natural obstacles and building a temple on the mountain that will stand for all time le Well Adapted for Memorial t The mountain with Its eternal mystery is wonderfully suited In many ways as a Confederate memorial On the very top of the hare granite is a perfect southern oross torn Into the rock Some have tried to bay that this cross large and deep as It Is was cut into the store by man hut any observer can see that the jagged edges on the opposite? sides of the four arms of the cro as would fit as If mortised into each other If the stone couM be pressed together again thus showing it was pulled apart by some natural convulsion during the passage of the years Wild on the sloping side of the mountain grew the colors of the Confederacy — blue forget-me-nots and red and white azaleas Also there was much fighting during the Civil Whr near the mountain - The Daughters have not yet decided on what sort of a memorial they will try to build but they are unanimously In favor of a temple hewn and blasted out - of the living rock if such a thing Is feasible ' It is believed that' a great summer colony would - unquestionably spring up around the mountain if the State would set It aside as a Confederate memorial Under State' supervision there would of course be no blasting and quarrying as at-present to interfere with the place as a resort - The Daughters will: not only help to raise money to buy Stone Mountain for' the State to keep as an eternal monument but would also contribute to building and maintaining the proposed temple It is planned to have separate chambers in this temple of stone one In memory- of the heroes from each State In the Confederacy who died for the southern cause If Mr Terrell's Idea Is carried out this tomple will be erected and anchored on top of the mountain with a long flight of stone steps leading to It from the base Many attempts have been made to anchor structures on the mountain top but never have any succeeded The Government once wanted to place instruments In a house there — wind gauges barometers and thermome- Is Deliciously Smooth The real test of quality in a drink lies inits smoothness You will be "struck with this characteristic of Par-fay as you take the first sip You will find a richness a mellow smoothness that is Parfaya own Parfay is good it is' satisfying it is refreshing— and it is wonderfully mellow and smooth Here-There Everywliare ' At Runts' Rff or Bottled x This great- money-saving July Clearance 'Sale is too good an opportunity to miss if you need r t - - a single piece of furniture a par-pet a rug draperies a stove a refrigerator or afirelesscooker Vv We offer you now an actual saving of from 25 to 50 per cent on quality goods If you do not need i i : anything at the present time anticipate your need and- buy now It will pay you A little money- will purchase a great deal here during this big July Clearance Sale and you have the pick of the finest pieces f 1 LEXINGTON ten for the use of the 'Weather Bureau Twice- these houses anchored into the mountain - with chains and concrete were erected but each time winds of apparently no great velocity blew them away Nothing grows on the wind-swept top of the mountain — not' a blade of grass'- And the elements seem determined that nothing built by the hand of man shall rise one Inch above the towering stone summit ' ' : Is Easily Accessible''' This mountain Is near the heart of the Confederacy and Is only a little way from the scene of one 1 of the great battles of the war between the States It Is easily accessible both by steam and trolley It will he here without change except such as may be made by the hand of man as long as the world shall stand This mountain Is probably the one-time - top of the world There Is nothing like It on earth Neither the Behlstun rock because of Its Inaccessibility and also of the Inscriptions on it nor the Pyramids of Egypt Is' the equal of Stone Mountain for memorial purposes It has upon one side an almost perpendicular lace of sufficient area to contain not only all the memorial Inscriptions which any of the Confederate - organizations might desire to place thereon but also for the making of niebs hi which might be placed almost innumerable statue The building upon Its top might be In the form of a Greek temple which could be constructed of stone quarried on the spot This temple could be used for the preservation of such relics as might he accumulated by the veterans and the eon and daughters - - Negotiation between Journeymen barbers and their employers in Pittsburgh hare resulted in an agreement for increased wages and 'a shorter workday The union bartendere n Boston have presented to their employes a demand for a new scale calling for a minimum wage of $2 1 for a week of six days The law permits children to be employed In the English mills as half-timers at 12 years of age providing years of age providing they have made 200 attendances ' at school in five years In 1S55- it took 274 minutes Of labor to care for and raise a bushel of corn In the year 1894 the average' time re-quirtd had been brought down to about 41 minutes- f 1 Per Cdnt Off V i : Furniture Carpets and LEXINGTON’S GREATEST RUG 1 SE The Frog is a Perhaps of all the creatures that swim the waters w'lng the ‘ air or travel on the ground there Isn’t anything more interesting or wonderful than the frog According to a naturalist writing In the -New York World the tadpole or pollywog is about as curious a thing as Is to be found In the whole realm of nature therefore well - worth being studied by young folks or old folks for that matter The process of the transformation of the pollywog from a fish which It is at first Into a frog may be watched through all Its stages by putting a MALONE’S AUTO CHARGES BARRED Dudley Field Malone The $150 bill for auto hire entered By Collector of the Port of New York Malone for the use of hi own private car bus been turned down by the government 1 Some time ago Secretary MteAdoo authorized the expenditure of hot more than $75 a month for tj-i hire by the New York collector Malone promptly purchased a car and for two month put in a bill for the maximum allowance WE CLOSE AT 5 P M EVERY EVENING EXCEPT SATURDAY We hope our patrons will soon learn of this closing movement We know every shopper will heartily indorse this movement and will assist' in the strict observance of it x We suggest that morning shopping is the coolest and most satisfactory time of the day sTrv it You’ll like it made or you will ' i Wonderful Bird few pollywogs Into a clean milk bottle or a jar filled with water In any of the ponds In the parks In the cities or in the pools in the suburbs In the proper season frog spawn can be found It floats on the water like masses of sago pudding A handful of this will furnish entertainment for several weeks and will at the same time give a lesson in evolution - Starting the Nest i ' - The spawn that floats on the ponds is the eggs of frogs They lay it in the first warm days of spring spreading it where the rays of the sun will warm it Each egg contains a yolk which is the food of the living germ within and is coated with black probably to attract as much heat as po-sible and at the same time to protect the germ from the penetrating ultra violet rays of the light which would destroy it The black yolk is in the center of a mass of transparent Jelly which is there as a protective cover-!ng -w If a small mass of spawn be placed In a jar of water and watched dally with an ordinary magnifying glass the black yolk of each egg will presently seem to assume a sausage-like shape Gradually this takes the form of a tiny pollywog which soon begins to wriggle After a few days these little black bodies wriggle ont through the transparent jelly and attach themselves to bits of green sticks or weeds which should he placed in the Jar with them ’ Beginning to Breathe For some time they remain attached to such supports by a sucker waiting for the opening of the mouth As yet there are no visible eyes but small stumps on each side of the head will he noticed These are the gills The whole skin if examined with a leas will be found to be covered with a sort of animated velvet pile for Its component threads are in constant motion thereby creating a stream of fresh water to carry on the work of breathing and a little later these movements will be strong enough to bear the body slowly aloflg so that locomotion at this stage Is like that of the lowliest of living creatures the’ protozoa - - - When the mouth appears the inside of the great fleshy lips and the Jaws will her found to be armed with rows of horny teeth numbering many hundreds The gills will also have grown considerably These however soon give place to internal- gills' and the water taken at the mouth passes off the less expensive ones x We are making no effort to quote prices but you may accept our statement that big values await you : Come in and look at them You will en- joy the display and will not be compelled to buy We trust to the quality of our furniture and our low prices We suggest that you do your shopping in the morning for our clerks are not so busy then as in the afternoon 8 Moreover our store is an unusually cool one and really find shopping a Draperies STORE V YOUE dROCER HAS IT In Round Sanitary Packages 10c again by a small funnel on the right side of the head This fishlike stage disappears with the appearance of the forelegs ' - v Eating Its Tail ' j ' The hind legs next appear and as these develop the mouth is closed for alterations No food can be taken and during this enforced fast the tadpole supports life by - consuming its tail This is slowly digested by a process not yet clearly understood By the time this strange feast has ended the new mouth and the Jungs "have appeared-— the tadpole has become a frog and leaves the water for the land A a tadpole It fed by rasping off vegetable and animal - matter with its teteth as a frog it feeds by perking food Into its capacious mouth by the flick of a very sticky tongue Newts and toads in their pollywog stage can scarcely be told from frogs but newts' remain water animals wearing tails air their life Some of them retain their gills also but most of them develop lungs and have to come to the surface to breathe There are few species which have neither gills nor lungs and therefore do not t pleasure ‘S'- 1 KENTUCKY QUALITY lOo Four Reasons You Should Consider When You x Buy Your Coal We give you only the BEST Coal We give you CLEAN Cod We give you FULL weight We give you the LOWEST possible price PLUTO COAL CO Thos B Morgan G eneral Manager Phone 799 breathe at all their blood being dized by the skin alone Adult frogs spend most of their tim in ’the water but they must come to the surface to breathe Toads one they leave the water do not return to if The-first agreement entered into t the Order of Railway Telegrapher that which' was concluded with the A lantic and Pacific Railway on Dec her IS 1891 Baltimore la preparing for the entertainment in September of the ann1 convention ' of the International Unio of United Brewery Workmen of Am1 lea Owing to' a general strike of printi In Prague Bohemia the deeding ” paper of that city was’ recently Prf duced by photography from typewritt copy In Out fielder Anderson the Brookb Feds' claim to have one of the gardeners who ever played balL H a former New York State League pw i ' i A r

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