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g&e WxcMttc gaily gatgle: If Kitten, mcaumig, Jfeptaafoet 26. 1890.
ONLY A r-ARMEft.
"telly a farmer" co disdainfully spofcea
By a woman of fashion, uo her garments earn
"Only a farmer, a Uller of soil,
Wltb bands stained by lAborand liardaaexl by toll.
Roused In theownUy he knows little but work,
Alwtqm cats irlih his talTe, while dldaining the
,lOnly a farmer so awkward a boor.
And what is far worse, ho always la jKor.
'Tia sd ho'a contented, hw faoo wean a smile,
But bo la no goutkniia unless he has btyle."
Ony a fanner," tJir pollHclan says
t " 'TU but Httieke knows of the mease and of ways
Let him stay on the faroi, he Is better off there.
We've cnoorh in our ranks, aye. and many to
"Only a farmer," dkl the lawyer exolaiai.
"There's no laurels for hina, and do honororfam
Professional sfea should tho offices flU
And leave the f armurk at home their acres to tfy."
But bo not dishearten, ye tilers of earth,
Many others there ba wlfo reoonisn worth.
"Whodier la oftjes high, or fashioa'8 fry hail.
Or n, plain country hom wo obey dutr's oalL
Of old it waa usii by U.u ftwoat of mua .-, brow
Should he win daily broad "tL honorable now.
Millie Coolidge in Kow England Farmer.
"Wal, you seo thar wnz 'bout a dozeii
of us fellers ovor thar workin' tho
mines, an' bein' all men, we got ter bo
blamed tough. Ve didn't liavo notbin'
to read, an' nothii:' to do vrhon wo
waxn't workin' but to play keerda an'
drink whisky, an' so we sorter slid down
hill into cussedness, and got to bo 'bout
tho hardest lot over a feller Gee.
"But one duy 'long in ivpring, 'bout
four years ago, a feller come "lon over
thar holdin' moetin's an' Sunday schools.
When ho fust struck Borsotf lief Pass wo
didn't tako much to 1m, an borne o' tho
fellers tallied right smart 'bout givin'
'im a coat o' tar an f cithers an' ridin'
'im outon tho camp, an' I reckon they'd
a dono It but for a leetlo curoumatauco
whut happened jest thm.
"You see old Shorty Brown wuz tho
leader in the camp, an' every feller
sworo by him tnrough thick an' tliin.
Shorty wuz powerful wicked an' could
out cuss a dozen common fellers, but bo
had a heurtin him bijger'n a punkinau
'ud do anything to hIp tho boys out.
"Wal, 'bout the time Ihev wuz talin'
o' turrin the preacher Shorty he got hurt
in tho mine, an fer & week wuz powerful
bad off. Wo got ter thtnkic' he'd reached
tho end o' hjg leed an' that h'd hev ter
cross ovor tho range, .Short"" 'd been the
wust feller in tho camp agin the preacher
and it"vvuz him that proposed the tar and
leathern, so whon he got hurt the others
dropped tho matter, an waited fer him to
git well if ho wuz a groin' to.
"We wuz workin' like eve'thing then
to git a now mine opened, an' wo didn't
hov much chanco to look after Shorty,
jo wo had to leave 'im to git 'long by
hifisolf. Ihzt preacher, ho seo how ic
wuz, an' blamo my skin if ho didn't jest
go right down to Shorty's cabin, an' fling
off hi3 coat an' turn nuss. An' he stayed
by Shorty jost like a mothor, an' waited
n 'im an' givo'im modicino till he pulled
through all right an' got well.
"After that wo all tnonght a good deal
more of tho preacher an' as for Shorty
waL I reckon ho'd mado short o' any
body who'd a, said a word agin him.
Shorty wasn't a man to go back on a
friend, an' he never forgot a favor. As
Boon as Shorty was able to git about ho
cornea down to the saloon whar we uau
llly round o' nights, an' ho says:
" 'Boya, tho parteou'a a goin' to preach
jovn at my cabin to-night, an' I want
aver last ono o' ye to oome.'
"Wa'u't nono of tui hankerin' to go,
but wo could tell by tho way Shorty
ppoko that he wuz in dead earnest 'bout
It, an' wo knowod it wouldn't bo oxtry
healthy to refuse, so wo agreed to come.
" 'An' I want 3ou to b'ar in min', eaya
Bhorty, 'that tlie prswoimr'a my friend,
im' that he's got to bo tnwtcd whito. I
want 3ou fellers to behave an' act de
cont, an' if any galoot disturbs the moet
in', blamed if I don't put a hole through
'im on the spot.'
"Shorty'd a dono it. too, an' we
knowod it, so yoa may jeet bet yor last
dollar that wo wuz a moughty woli be
haved congregation that night as we
squatted agin the wall o' Shorty's cabin
un' listened to the aarmont.
"At fust I didn't tako no special inter
est in what tho preacher said, an' reckon
none o' tho others didn't neither, but af
ter he'd talked on a while he kinder
warmed up to business, an' for 'bout a
hour ho talkod powerful eloquent, shore,
an' tho way ho ripped them old rascals
away back ther' to Jerusalem wuz a
caution. Before he'd gone very far wo
all got powerful interested, an' could a
hstoncd a hoap longer if ho'd a kep' on.
"Aftor that wo tuck to goin' tomeotin'
regular, an' afore many nights wo got to
looldn' forrard through tho day, an'
feelin' gortor anxious to hcv night como
an' with it another sarmont. Shorty
allors pot up in front along o' tho
preacher, an' somotimes when I looked
up thar an' seo him so solomn like an'
roinambarod how ho ust to cuss it wuz
'bout all 1 could do to koop from laughin'
"Wal, the moetin's kep on fer a week,
an' then ono night tho preacher said ho
reckoned -wo ort to hov a Sunday school.
Shorty said 'Certainly,' an' tho rest uv
us agreed, because we thought it 'ud
have trouble. You see Shorty had got
ruouty pious, but the way he fingered
them ehootin' irons o' hia'u mndo us a
leovlo jubous uv 'im, an' wo didn't know
but he would break out an' shoot some
uv us fore he knowed what he wuz 'bout.
"So the next Sunday wo met at
Shorty's cabin to git up a Sunday school.
Fust the preacher prayed an' sung, an
then he read a cliaprer o' scripruro 'bout
Judas betrayin' his master an' all that,
j ou know, an' then he axod us to talk to
6orter give our notions of it. After
waitin' owbile, an' nobody olso not get
Ln' up. Shorty rose an' 6aid:
" 'Pellora, this yere's a new lay to me,
an' it come a bit awk'erd, an' I mayn't
bo able to say nothln' o' any count, bet
I'm blamed if I don't feel like somebody
ort to make a few remarks, an' I'm will
in' to wag my chia fer all thar is in it.
Tho parson wanta our notions o' this
yero whut he jest read, an' for my part
I hain't back'ard "bout givin' mine, h
tho fust place I think them thar Jew
wuz a onery sot, an every blamed galoot
ov 'em ort a beon made to stretch hemp.
In tho next place, I rigger thet thar low
lived Judas fellar ort to 'a' been a dog-goned-enealdn'
coward. I don't mind a
feller bein' mean when he's out an' out
in it, but I hain't got no uk for them nn
dorhanded ensues what plays the part o'
a friend an'is jesta watchin' for a chanco
to thrOTr.o.ca j-e, I put thet thar Judas
down ter a mouty moan Eneat, reCers,
an if ho wus yere I'd tell him so, an' if
ho givo mo any of hia chin it wouldn't
tako mo mor'n two shakos of a sheep's
tail to put a chunk o" lead through Im.
Parson, them's my sentiments, an' I
reckon they're tract, too. Mebby I
hain't talked as well as some fellers
you've heard, but you want to b'ar in
min' that talkin' ain't my fort. I kin
grub 'long onter a pay streak bouts woll
as any of 'cm, but this yero is a now
lead to mo an' 1 don't feel right at home
"With that Shorty oat down an' waited
for some c? tho rest ov us to 6peak, but
we didn't feel ckal to the 'casion, so no
body rose up.
" 'Look yere, boys,' says Shorty, 'this
won't do. 8ome ov ye shorely got no
tions 'bout this business, an' if ye hev the
parson wants to hear 'em. Git up, fel
lers, an' speak out.'
"Still nobody didn't movo, an' I could
see that Shorty wasn't pleased. He
waited a leetlo while, then ho hopped up
" 'Stumpy Jackson, yer got gab 'nuff
whon it come3 to swearin', an' I figger
that you could fling out a few remarks
on this ercasion if yer tried.'
" 'I hain't no speaker,' said Stumpy,
'an' I'd ruthor bo excused.'
" 'Look yere, Stumpy,' said Shorty,
'wo ain't goin' to hov no sneakin' out o'
jooties in this business. Just you rise
up thar an' set your mouth a goin', will
"Stumpy seo that ho war in fer it, so
ho crawled up, an' leanin' agin tho wall
with his hands run down in his pockets
" 'Fellers, I'm. with the parson. I'm
in favor o' this yore Sunday school. I
think that ther Judas chap what parson
read 'bout wuz a gol darned scamp, an'
I'm agin 'im. Them's my notions.'
"With that Stumpy slid down tho
wall to the floor, an' the parson talked a
little more and then tho thing wuz over.
"Purty soon after that tho parson
wont away, an' we wuz left to git along
without 'im. But Shorty came out
mouty strong then, an' 'lowod ho could
run tho instortution, on' ho did, too, an'
made a success of it, you kin just bet.
"I never see Shorty's head fer talon' a
interest in what ho took hold on. 'Peared
like whon he est in to do a thiug he jest
put his whole mind to it, an' ho wasn't
Eatisfied less he wuz doin' his level best.
That's tho way he wuz Tjout that Sun-
I day school, an' -every Sunday he wuz
promptly on hand, an' he soe to it that
every doggoned one of us wuz ther, too.
I never seo sich. a change in nobody
nother as thero wuz in Shorty. Ho quit
ousain' an' fightin', and ho never por
tended to go 'bout the s'leon no mor'n if
I thar hadn't been sich a tlung. When
he wasn't at work lie wuz readin' the Bi
ble, an' lota o' times ho would set fer
hours a singin' them old chunes, and fer
malrin' music he wasn't to be snuffled at,
lemme tell 30.
"Wal, we got long fust rate with that
thar Sunday school, and ever Sunday
Shorty'd explain to us 'bout them Script
ure, and he'd alius givo that thar Judas
feller a gouge 'fore ho quit. Shorty
never could b'ar a sneak, an' I reckon
that Judas wuz as low down an' misera
ble a sneak as over lived, jedgin' from
what I've heerd 'bout 'im.
"Ono Sunday, 'long two or three
months arter tho preacher left, Shorty
got up after tho Sunday school business
was dono an' he says, 'Fellers, 'cordin'
to my way o' readin' this yero Scripturo
I figger out that we ot to bo baptized, an'
this book knows its business, so I reckon
we'll go down to ttho crick right now
an' git that over.'
"Stumpy hopped up to argy the ques
tion an' como out agin baptizen, but
Shorty Ehet 'em up in short order an'
carried tho pint his own way.
" 'A leetlo water won't hurt you, no
how, Stumpy,' says Shorty, 'an' I reck
on you needn't be so powerful skoered
uv it. Yor ought to bathe once in yer
lifo, anyway, an' now's as good a time
"That wuz a purty hard crack at
Stumpy, for joorin' the six yoars ho'd
been at the camp ho hadn't never bathed
nono. Still, Stumpy wuz a mouty good
hearted ole chap, an' wo all liked 'im.
"But 'bout thet baptism. As I said,
Shorty carried his p'iut, an' wo all filed
out an' down tho crick, war Shorty put us
under, an' wo submitted mouty moek,
fer he carried two big pistols, an' we
didn't know but he'd uso 'em.
" 'Twasn't long aforo Shorty's Sunday
school got to bo known a fer an' near
'mong the miners, an' somotimes poople
como as much as thirty miles to 6eo it in
operation. I remember ono time a lot o'
fellows come over from Polecat Gulch,
an' they wuz a ungodly lot, shore. Thoy
wasn't hardly in tho house aforo they
began to laugh an' mako light o'
tho doin's, but thoy didn't keop it up
long, lemrae toll yo, for tho fust thing
they know'd Shorty laid down tho book
ho wuz readin' from, and pintin' a cou
plo o' pistols at 'em, said:
" 'We'ro goin' ter hev order in this
yero shop or lcnow tho reason why, an'
tho next dernod galoot that makes a
racket had better say his pra'rs, fer
blamed if I don't drop 'im in his tracks.
We're glad to hov visitors when they
know 'uun to behave themselves, but
whon they don't they'd better stay Vay
or bring their coffins 'long with 'em.
The sarvices 11 now purcood.' Artor
that Shorty nover had no trouble, an'
for four years that Sunday whool has
been a ruunin' right along, and today
it's flortriebin" Thomas P. Mountfort
in Drako's Magazine.
Sixty-fivo years ago Emmons Rudgo
began to soil ice in Hartford, Conn., and
ho was arrested for it, as tho doctors at
that day had docidad that ice impaired
tho health of those who used it. and its
uso was not tolerated in cases of fover.
Jck I say, Mane, if 32 df-g. is the
freezing point I wonder what the squeez
ing point is?
.Marie I don't know, Jack: possibly two
in the shade. Life.
At Our UoHrdins Hoiir.
Mrs. HHrdtaok Now, Mary, you just try
that custard pie, and if it's sour we'll have
tt today; if not, save it till to-morrow-Journal
PEOPLE WITH WANTS.
NOT "ADS" AT A CENT A WORD,
BUT REAL WANTS.
An Interesting letter Concerning Those
"Who "Walt About the Corridors of tho
National Capital, and "What They "Wait
Washixgtok, Sept. 15. In the great
Capitol of the United States there 13 noth
ing of greater interest to me than the
6cenes in the corridors which surround the
two houses of congress. It is here that we
find a strange accumulation ot humanity,
a varied assortment of human nature.
Clustered about the doors which lead into
the halls of legislation, and whence cards
are taken into members, are always
AT THE DOOR,
little knots of people waiting the ap
pearance of statesmen for whom they have
6ent. .On the faces of most of these wait
ers are expressions of anxiety, of yearning,
of hope or despair. In nine cases out of
ten these callers are claimants, office seek
ers or would-be money borrowers. They
are tho people who are eternally wanting
something, and one cannot much blame
the congressmen who finally become wear
ied, and refuse to come out to listen to ap
peals which they cannot satisfy.
Many newspaper men are among these
throngs; but the newspaper men, conscious
of their rights and knowing the ropes, do
not linger out in the corridor with tho
common run of callers. They step past
tho doorkeepers and into the little lobby
just beyond, where there are a couple of
Beats, and there await the cominK of their
men. It has become one of the traditions,
ono of the unwritten laws of the house of
representatives that a member must al
ways respond to tho call of a newspaper
correspondent. Occasionally there are good
reasons whj' a member should decline to
come out, and a good excuse is always
taken graciously. But let a member onco
become known as a lordly, lazy chap who
does not cave to be bothered by the news
paper writers and that man's fate is sealed.
Newspapers make and unmake men in
Washington as they do everywhere, and
the man who is not willing to be courteous
to the representatives of tho press need not
expect much courtesy in return.
Not so fortunate are many of the mem
bers of the throngs which are always at
the doors. Scores of them turn away dis
appointed when the statesman for whom
they have sent returns word by tho door
keeper that ho is too busy to come out,
that ho has a speech on hand, or that he
must stay inside to vote. I have seen
women turn away from the door with
tears in their eyes on hearing sonw such
word as this, as if their last hopo were gone
and tho future all dark before them. Per
haps tho congressman who would not take
the trouble to como out and see them was
their last reliance fora situation under the
government, or for a dollar with which to
buy food or a railway ticket home.
Ono of the sad phases of lifo in the Capi
tol corridors is the largo number of humim
wrecks seen lingering about. Over there,
somo distance from the main door of tho
houee, half secluded in a niche in the wall,
stands an old fellow who could have been
Eeen thoro yesterday, tho day before and
the day before that. Ho is almost in rags,
his shoes have great holes in them, bo
is unshaven and tho expression of his faco
is that of a hungry man. Poor fellow, ho
knows thero is no use of sending a card in
to tho one member of congress with whom
he is acquainted. Ilo has tried that more
than once, and tho member will not come
out. So here tho old man takes up his sta
tion, waiting day after day for the states
man whom he wishes to see to mako his
appearanco in tho corridor, when upon him
tho poor old wreck will pounce, with a re
quest for the loan of a dollar. Investigate
the case, and tho chances aro you will find
that tho old wreck is a broken down poli
tician who onco possessed wealth and influ
ence in tho section of countiy whence the
Thifl is tho old, old story, and it could be
truthfully told of half the score or more
of similar unfortnnates who are to be seen
in tho corridors any day of the session.
Occasionally an old soldier who wants a
pension, but has been unable to bring forth
the proof necessary to push his applica-
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LADIES' RECEPTION ROOM.
tion throush the pension office, is seen
hobbling about on his crutches, Importun
ing member to do what they can for his
bill. I have in mind one old soldier who
sat for four days at the door of the room
of the committee on invalid pension1:, pa
tiently waiting for the appearance of his
A surprising number of women are seen
in the corridors of congress. Not all of
them, by any means, are old and poorly
dressed and evidently in distress. Many
there are who wear silks and diamonds,
and whose faces aro covered with paint and
powder. Why so many women of this class
haunt the halls of congress, sending for
members from tho reception room, sitting
intbi pallery and occasionally getting a
quick, furtive glance of recognition from
some one on the floor below, I will not pre
tend to guess. But such is the fact, and
one of tho striking features of the kaleido
scope of the corridors is the twinkling eyes
of the women who are found there. Tho
corridors are dimly lighted, and here an
ucly woman with pretty eyes is 5n to
be?t advantage. Her cosmetics and her
wrinkles are not conspicuous, her white
face L by the aid of powder made to look
interesting, and the congressman whom
she has in her toils, if sh have one, ses
nothinc but the twinkle of her cy? in the
r 1 ' v
Since Speaker Keed moved the iames- re
ception room out into Statuary hall, wher
the sunlight streams in and crowds of curi
ous gazers are always standing by, this
clas3 of women have taken more and more
to the corridors. The result is that a ma
jority of the women seen in the reception
room, nursing their necessities or their
ambitions, kindling anew their hopes or
stifling their despair at the feet of the mar
ble statues of their country's heroes, are oi
the deserving class.
Some of these women who flash their dia
monds and their eyes in the dim corridors
are lobbyists. But not many. Numerous
fairy tales have been told of the women
lobbyists of Washington. At this time,
probably, thero are not more than a half
dozen hero who accept fees for influencing
legislation. The most successful women
lobbyists are never seen in the Capitol.
Their own parlors or the parlors of other
people are good enough for them. You will
look in vain for a genuine woman lobbyist
in the reception room out in Statuary halL
That is too public, and the shy congress
man would object to being wheedled there.
11 you know where to go you may And, in
a secluded commi tteo room, a woman lobby
ist in her lair. The clerk of the committee
is a relative of hers, and one of the pages
of the house is her nephew. When tho
woman wants to see a congressman or sen
ator she takes possession of tho committee
room, and sends the page hither and yon
for her victims.
I sat one day in a corner of the commit
tee room and watched this woman ply her
trade. First came an old congressman
from New England. He had never seen
the woman before. He was shy and guard
ed. But the woman knew herbuunes3.
In ten minutes she had the old statesman
sitting on a sofa beside her, and she was
prattling away at him like an innocent
school girl, while ho listened with that in
terest which told of the power of her
charms. Occasionally she played upon
him the "lifting of her great brown eyes"
trick, and she played it successfully, for
one with half an eye could see that if the
woman chose to pursue her advantage she
she would soon have the man in her power.
Other congressmen followed, one at a time,
of course, and presently a gallant senator
came in, and after him another. Tha
JfKS. CHASE AND THE SENATORS.
scout, in the person of tkat smart little
1 j: i.: ...n-l- ,..11 Ths
nepnew, wus uuiug nu nuir. i. .tin
woman played her part well, too. She was
a picture of innocence, the incarnation of
gentleness and good breeding. Her only
reference to the business nearest her heart
was to ask for advice as to how to go about
such matters. She knew nothing of them,
and the poor man who was interested in
this claim was an old friend of her father's
and so deserving, and she did so desire to
help him. and was so ignorant of business
and legislation, and felt so shy and timid,
and so on.
Over in the senate marble room one day
I came upon a woman whom any one
would have set down at first glance as a
lobbyist. She was certainly a handsome
woman, though she wore a veil, and there
was in her conversation, in her carriage
and her costumo evidence of her high
breeding. Two or three senators were
gathered about hor, each appearing to do
light in doing her honor. "-Ah," I thought,
"there muit be the queen of the lobby;"
but on looking closer I discovered the
handsome woman to be nono other than
Mrs. Kate Chase, the famous beauty of
a past generation. She was lobbying,
but bi a good cause. Near her country
eeat, Edgewood, where her father, Salmon
P. Chose, lived for many years, is the Sol
diers' Home. Not far away are two or
three disreputable groR shops, established
for the purpose of catching the dimes and
nickles of tho old Boldiers. These dens
have become an eyesore to the peoplo of
the neighborhood, and Mrs. Chaso has
started a crusade against them. She has
determined to wipe them out, and has had
introduced in congress a bill forbidding
the keeping of a saloon within two mile3
of a Soldiers' Home. The chances are that
Mrs Chase will succeed, for she is at work
with great earnestness.
There are ten times as many men as
women lobbyists about congress. Today a
railroad bill is pending in tho house, and
from the main door I can see four notori
ous lobbyists at work. Each has a mem
ber off in a corner. These men are known
as lobbyists, and why members of congress
will bo seen talking with them privately,
drinking with them in public drinking
places or riding with them on the avenue
is a mystcrv to me. Still, it takes all
I kinds of people to make up a corridor
crowd, and all kinds, it seems, to make up
an American congress.
Tho GiT-inj; of Dowries.
The giving of a stated dowry is one of
those old customs which America has wise
ly set aside, and it is a shame and a pity,
, as well as a bad example, that some of our
waaltby families are setting in the United
States in pmnsc fortunes with their daugh
ters. If a fair young girl, in all her inno-
1 cence and sweet ne, with all her nobleness
and grace, in tho flower of her youtn and
beauty, is not a fair exchange for all that
the best man can lay at her feet, without
paying him to accept her, she had better
die an old maid. To jnve a dowry i to
cheapen the most precious things we bavR;
it is to degrade womanhood.
It 1Ta Beneath Him.
"You look like a contented man," said
a cbaritAble old lady to a laborer. "I don't
believe that you consider your work be
"Faix, an' OS do, ma'am," was the reply.
"It's a well Oi'm diggm'." Washington
f-T5 TTnn.irr fwwn'nrl Pntinhar dpi?. I
I don't know, but I believe my liver is ootof
Mr. Uneasy Ob, well, never mtsd as
long as yoc have a kind heart. I dida't
marry von for vour liver. Whiteside Her
"It n m" -aid Bjenkias innsiasly.
"What w. tt I was gctag t take home
"Perhaps it wa a bor car," wfal hi
Sretty stenographer saucily. Somervilk
Old No Longer.
Stranjter Where do the Higbmimls re
side? They are ose of the old families of
this city, I beHeve.
Mrs. Porundred They used to be, bt
Mr. Hlghmlnd failed btst year. New York
,pi 1 j t pMM J
Wherel. a Haughty Bant Cashier Gts
"Ycull have to be identified before I can
cash this checkor you, madam," said tko
pompous oashierof a down town bank to
a tall, leathery, baok nosed woman in a
green and red. and blue dress and before-the-war
bonnet, who presented herself at
bi3 window one afternoon when the rush
of business was greatest.
"Ldentified? What's that?" asked the
"Why, thai you'll have to bring some
one here who knows you to be tho person
named on this check."
"Well, 1 I why I no, it cayn't' be!
Yes, it Ls, too. Ain't you HenrySmitW"
"That is my name, madam," he replied
"I knowed it, and you don't reckomem
ber me. Hen? Look at me agin. I'm
changed some an' so air you, but I jlat
knowed I'd seen you afore the minnit I
clapt eyes on ye. You've got that same old
cast In your left eye and nose still crooks a
little to the left and you're a Smith all over.
And you don't know me? Don't reck
omember Salindy Spratt that you useter
coax to become Salindv Smith. Hee, hee,
heel 'Member mo now, don't ye. Hen?
'Member how ye nseter haul me to school
on your sled an' kiss me in the lane an' call
me your little true love when we wuz boy
an' gal together? 'Member how'you cut
up 'cause I give ve the mitten an' took up
with Li Link, whose wfe I now be' Land,
Hen, I could stand all day talkin' over
them old times back on the farm, but I
reckon you'n busy nw. You kin i-dentify
me now, can't you, Hon?"
"Hen" did so, but In a mood that almost
produced aponly, and those who wit
nessed the reunion o the:e lone separated
friends wondered that "Hen's" glance of
identification did not strike SalindySpratt
Link ooad. Drake's Magazine.
"The old fashion of minstrelsy is not
,In demand except in a few of its feat
ures," said Lew Dockstader. "Negro
minstrelsy has advanced and is more re
fined. Perhaps tho progress made by
the negro himself has had something to
do with this change. Tho negro of to
day, as we find him in the cities, is not
the negro of twenty years ago. Ho is
getting to bo a property holder, a man
of education, with ambitions like a white
man. To find a negro of the old fash
ioned stage pattern you will have to go
'into places remote from cities and rail
roads. Some ofthe old fashioned negro
comedians will ever bo remembered.
There was poor Billy Manning, the
greatest 1 think I ever saw. He was
born witty, and hadi the quaintest, rich
est humor. I saw him last in St. Louis
a littlo while befonxhis death. We got
up a benefit for him He had consump
tion and was dyingi on his feet, but as
genial and witty as ever. Ad Ryman is
an old timer who is still in the business.
"Carncross is well off in Philadelphia.
Dixey has retired. Bernard is worth
$100,000 or more, and is dabbling in real
estate in New York. . Duprez is running
a hotel in Lawrence, Mass., and his for
mer partner, Lew Benedict, is jet in the
minstrel business. Mutt Wheeler is in
Brooklyn, dealing in real estate. Billy
Emerson, still a wonderful singer, is
with tho Cleveland minstrels. Minstrelsy
has given many bright men to tho
drama, opera and orchestra. William
Castle and Theodore Thomas have both
been negro minstrels, and so has P. S.
Gilmore, who is yet bright enough to
work a good amount of minstrelsy col
oring into his music. J 00 Murphy, who
was great in minstrelsy at one time, has
made a fortune as a comedian in Irish
characters, and Joseph K. Emmet, who
wa3 alo a minstrel, is wealthy as
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