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ence and said: "I want all the women in this audience who have not spoken a harsh word or harbored an unkind thought toward their husbands for a month to stand up."
One old woman, apparently on the shady side of 60 stood up.
"Come forward and give me your hand", the preacher said. The woman did so, whereupon Jones said: "Now turn around and let this audience see the 'best looking woman in this community" After she took her seat Jones addressed the men:
"Now I want all the men in this audience who have not spoken a harsh word or harbored an unkind thought toward their wives for a month to stand up."
Twenty-seven great big strapping fellows hopped to their feet.
"Come forward and give me your hands my boys."
Jones gave each one a vigorous shake of the hand, after which he ranged them all side by side in front of the pulpit and facing the audience. He looked them over carefully and solemnly, and then turning around to the audience said:
"I want you all to take a good look at twenty-seven of the biggest liars in this part of the country."
Footnote: Elijah James Stone of Wheeling, W. Va., a graduate of Amherst and founder of Stone and Thomas, Wheeling's leading Department Store came to Mt. Lake Park with his family in 1884. He built the Stone Cottage the year of the flood. One of his daughters, Mary Catherine, married the Rev. Samuel Wesley Davis, brother of John McMillen Davis, a leading citizen of Oakland. J. M. Davis was one of the founders of the Mt. Lake Park Association. Miss Elinor Davis of Jamestown, N. Y., a daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. S. W. Davis has been summering at the Stone Cottage throughout her life. She, together with Jared Young, Kate McClain, Mrs. Ruhl and the Maxwells are among the remnants of the original summer residents.
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