The Patriot

There is a good deal of visiting among women done in every community. It was our pleasure or pain a short time since to be present when some of this visiting was done. The ladies who came traveled in a pair. They came in, they could not stay long, but they used every moment of the time at their disposal for discussing their troubles, their neighbors' troubles, their illness, and the illness among their neighbors, and one hundred and one things that it were infinitely better not to discuss, and they left unsaid so many things that might be talked about with profit.

William E. Curtis, a correspondent of the Record-Herald, who has entered perhaps more different newspaper offices than any other man alive, who has traveled farther and viewed conditions closer in more different sections of the world than any man alive, whom during many years it has been our pleasure and profit to follow in his wanderings over every section of the globe, has been in Concord for the last few days, and is still in New Hampshire.

He came to Concord to write the city up as an old residence city—a city of beautiful location, pleasant homes, sightly public buildings, a city whose inhabitants pride themselves on its past and pay but little attention to the future. Mr. Curtis also devoted a letter to Christian Science, Mrs. Eddy, and the lawsuit now pending, brought by "next friends" against Mrs. Eddy. He wrote a letter on Manchester, depicting it an ideal mill town. Now he is out over the State, in company with the secretary of agriculture, in an automobile, writing up the abandoned farms of New Hampshire. Mr. Curtis writes a letter every day—a letter that would make about four columns in his paper, and the Chicago Record-Herald receives it daily and publishes it in Washington, New York, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and in many other of the large cities of America.

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