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Going A SlrawhcrryiiiK.
HY MAltY OttAOfi HAM'INli.
It was a warm nftornoon in July,
and tlio Doxlor girla, Mary, Josio, Fun
ny nnd Suo, woro out upon tho broad
piazza to catch tho faint brcozo that
lazily stirred tho loaves of tho lofty olm
that stretched its protecting arms over
tho old furm-houso.
"How stupid wo all nrol" yawned
Fanny, tin owing down hor book and
desisting from tho attempt to capture
ft lly that persisted in alighting on hor
nose. "How I do wish it would thun
der, or something would happon to
wnko us up."
"0, goody! thoro's Cousin Knto com
ing cross lots. Now for soino fun 1"
i And droppit
lporcd Josio d
, t(J mcct
nd dropping hor work, away scam-
own to tlio garden gato
Kuto Wilde, or wild Kalo, ns every
body called her and it must bo con
fessed that she had well oarnod tho
title came along, swinging her hat in
kr hnnd( us wtie nor nsurfl custom, her
light clastic step showing that sho was
troubled with neither corns nor thoir
concomitants, tight shoos. She was a
mctuuui - 8izeu girl, witli a clear, bright
compiosion, orown oyes, ami nair
about tho same color, and which, do
hoi best, never would stay "dono up,"
like tho other girls', but, defying tho
'restraint of comb and net, persisted in
resolving itself into spiral curls around
1 the neck and temples; a stylo of coif1
, ot. unbecoming to tho
c k j. - .
"Now, gills," sho said, depositing
horsolf upon tie steps of tho piazza,
and brushing back tho moist hair from
1. t .....t..r. i.-l i ll - I. ... i - I
lumpius, uuu u uu oi you oegiu io
exclaim liow terribly hot it is; for ono t
can seo that by just lookinc at you. I
i declare, u you don t look as wilted ns
so many cabbngo leaves 1 As for mo,
i it is just sucli weather as I like; it fair
! ly makes mo grow 1"
And sho looked as though it did, as
l,n on II,. .;!. 1.... n.ubo
and sparkling eyes, the vory picturo of
health, fun and frolic.
' "I've Come to invito you to go a
strawberryiug with mo as soon aB it
trots a littlo cooler. . I know a nlaco
.. " . .
whorothdy aromas' thick a& thoy can
hang, nnd as rod and ripe as chor-
"Whore ?" inquired a chorus of voi
ces. "Down in Pebbly-brook meadow,
j not a quarter of a mile from hore. You
know where it is, Josie; wo went n
berrying thero last summer."
"Yes; but you know Deacon Barnes
owned it then. 'Squiro Graves is so
cross ! He told Bob. and the Harding
boys thnt if he ever caught them in his
grass ngnin ho'd not his dog ou them."
"Il'imph ! Perhaps he'll sot his dog
on mi3 ."' said Kato, with a toss of her
"I should really like to see him j
do it ! But pshaw ! ho won't meddle
with us girls. Not but what ho's ugly
enough to do most anything, but he'd
bo ashamed to. Say, girls, will you
go ? I shall, for one; for I don't mean
that all those delicious berries shall go
to waste for the want of some ono to
After a littlo mote coaxing nnd per
suading, Kate carried tho day, as she
gcnorally did, and it was finally agreed
that sho was to moot them thoro im
mediately aftor tea.
At tho appointed time Kato mndo
her npponranco, basket- in hand, but
baro-headod, to tho astonishment of
tho girls, who were waiting for her on
"Where's your hat?" was tho im
"The last I saw of it, it was going
over tho dam," was tho cool reply.
"A pull' of wind took it oft' my head as
I was crossing tho bridge But I
wasn't going clear homo again; I
thought that I could borrow some
thing hero, or else lie a handkerchiof
over my head."
"I know what I'll do 1" sho exclaim
ed, triumphantly, ns sho spied a pilo
of hats that Josio had boon braiding;
"I'll wear ono of these. It will bo just
"So will I ! So will wo all 1" was
tho merry response
Aud following Kate's oxamplo, thoy
arrayed themselves iu tho coarao straw
hats, very generally worn by men and
boys, during tho warm weather, in
their out-door labor.
Thus equipped, with many a laugh
at the transformation it effected, es
pecially in connection with thoir jack
nts. nrofusolv ornamented with but-
tnno ilmv Kfit nut noon their oxnedi-l
L - t
tion in high glee.
'Squiro Graves, tho owner of Pebbly
brook meadow and tho fovti'o lands
Tidjoining it, had been a resident of
Greenvillo but a fow months, during
which ho had kept himself vory seclud
ed, turning a cold shoulder to the
rntlifir oflicious but well-meant over
tures of his noighbors "to bo socmla
ble," ns thoy called it. Thoro was lit
tlo known in regard to his antecedents,
with tho oxcoptiou that ho was a man
of considerable menus nnd uiiblomish
ed character. On passing through
the plnco ho had been attracted by tho
beautiful situntion of a small farm that
was for salo. Ho bought it, aud tear
ing down tho old farm-house, built a
conimodioua and pleasant mansion,
whoro ho lived iu solitary stato with
no ono but his housokcopor and ono
man sorvant, raroly going into public,
excopt to church.
Ho was not generally liucu; uio men
folks lntmhod at his amateur farming, ,
and their wives woro not u littlo md'g- over tho leuco; wmcn act ui Buimuj
n t nt his wan t of appreciation of the i she received with much apparent com
l.ncnitnlltv for which they wero noted, placonoy nnd good-huiuor.
As K theyoum' lu lie of Greenville, When Kato reached the grove, sho
fhev vtro iiiun found her companions bemoaning
"tlmt hi was very handsome," with thoir sovoral mishaps. Ono had out
m ,...( ,,, Kato Wildo, who do- a net, nnothor a shoo; drossos had
diffiaui Uorriblo lookiuff i boeu 'drwod through the mud, and
creature, with his ficrco whiskors and
staring black eyes."
'Squiro Graves waB by no moans
misanthropical in his natural disposi
tion; on tho contrary, ho had a heart
moro than Usually sympathetic and
generous in it3 impulses. His seclu
sion and the chilling rcsorvo of his
manner woro owing to a recont family
aflliction, which, though it attached
ueithor disgraco nor blame to him,
had cast a temporary gloom over his
feelings and made him shrink from so
ciety. Ho had settled himself down
to tho dull routino of his present lifo
with tho fixed determination of nover
loaving it; but alus for tho vanity of
human resolutions, especially thoso
which ronrcss tho natural craving of
tho heart for lovo and sympathy, ho
was already growing weary of it. And,
at noar tho closo of day tho warm
July day above montioned ho sat up
on tho veranda smoking, an unusually
lonely fooling enmo ovor him, and tho
silonco around him scorned almost op
"What a bcwilchiugly protty coun
tenance that girl has !" ho soliloquized.
"Kate lUIo, I bolievo they call hor.
I think I never heard such rt sweot
'Hquiro Graves had scon Kato at
church every Sunday since his arrival,
and had been irresistibly attracted to
wards hor; and that very morning, as
he chanced to go by her father's house,
he had caught a glimpse of hor bright
oyos and rosy chcoks in tho gardoninto
which ho had been tempted to look by
tho merry tone and gleeful laugh
which proceeded from it.
Then as ho dreamily watched the
smoke circling above his head, ho foil
i .1 : l. 1. r l l:
iu ouuoniig now sucu a iaco aim ng-
uro would look onnosito him ovory
morning at tlio brcakfast-tablo, and
what a ccnoral transformation thoy
would cfl'ect in his lonely home. From
which blissful dreams ho aroused
himsoli with a half sigh at tho celiba
cy to which he had inwardly pledged
"Them pesky bo,ys aro in the mod
der again, 'squire," said his man, Joe,
thrusting his head through tho door.
"Thut 'ore grass will bo so tied up
that it can t bo mowed no now you
kin fix it,"
Tho boys of tho neighborhood had
,,, ' iDfU! (Wi,
depredations upon his orchnrd nnd
gardon, in which ho took no littlo
nrido. and tho iinnouncement of this
frosh "raid" quite exhausted his ro
maining stock of patience.
"Thoy aro ?" ho exclaimed,
tried what virtuo thero is in
now I'll try tho effect of something
moro potent. Go and unchain 13ru
With the huge mnstiff'nt his heels,
which, fiorco as it was, was perfectly
under his master's control, 'Squiro
Graves ronched tho trow of a hill
which gave nun a vie x ot tno iair ram-
In a stooping posture little could
be discerned of them abovo tho tall
grass save their heads, whoso strange
gear certainly gavo them a very mas
In spite of his indignation, dosi
rousof frightening rathor than hurting
them, 'Squire Graves held back tho
eager dog until ho had, by a loud
halloo, warned them of his dosign.
As soon as tho girls saw tho iierco
animal, with open mouth, bonring
down upon them, thoy lot fall thoir
pails and baskets and made for tho
nearest onclosuro, ovor which thoy
tumbled iu a manner distinguished
loss by grace than expedition; giving
vent, in tho moantimo, to series of
piercing screams, such as can proceed
only from fomalo lungs, and thoso in
a stato of unusual health and vigor.
All got safely over with tho excep
tion of Kate, who, boing tho last to go,
hit her foot against a stone, and was
momentarily stunned by tho fall it oc
casioned. As 'Squiro Graves caught a glimpse
of tho Hying foe, his nngry feeling
changed to astonishment and dismay,
and ho quickly hastened to tho spot
to prevent any further mischief.
"Back, Bruno! back, you brutol"
ho oxclaimod, as Kato roso to her foot
and turned hor flushed fuco towards
Good hoaven 1 it was tho divinity
that had occupiod his thoughts so
much of late.
"I earnestly trust that you have
sustained no injury, Miss Wildo V" ho
said, rouioving his hat respectfully as
"Not in tho loast, sir; though it is
not owing to any consideration on
your part I"
"Vory gentlomanly conduct, I must
say 1" sho added, looking with an in
dignant air, fust at hor soiled dross,
and then at tho crest-fallon man bo
"I I bog your pardon," ho stam
mered; "but tho fact is, your dress so
decoivodmo that I took you to be
"Took w (o be boys ?" ropcatcd Kato
Thon, as hor oyo fell upon tho hat at
hor feot, her nnger evaporated in a
clear ringing laugh, which did moro
than anything olso could havo dono
to rc3toro our hero to his usual caso
In tho meantime tho rest of tho
girls had sought shelter in ail adjoin- j
ing grovo. jussnig ivuto, two 01 IUO
boldest of them volunteered to go nnd
nscoriain her fate. As thoy camo
within sight of tho fiold of thoir dis
aster, thov wero astonished to seo
'&quiro uraves politoiy assisuug iv no
torn in various places nnd their ap
parel, as rt wholo, was1' In a ro.thor- di
lapidated condition. Tiey jvCoro ut
tho unanimous opinion that' "Squire
Graves was a "brute,"
an "ogre, a
i;iii;i;k Bin nyu.
" 'Squiru Graves isn't to blame.
What do you think, girls ho thought
wo woro boys 1"
"Ho sunt humblo apologies to you
all," continued Kato, hs soon ns her
mirth permitted her to speak, "and
said, 'that ho should bj happy to havo
us pick strawberries m his meadow
whenever wo felt disused to do so.'
What do you think of thai ?"
"Think 1'' Baid Josio, with a signifi
cant look; "I think, that tho 'perfect
savogo' has been tnincd vory suddon
ly! What kind of a charm did you
use, eh, Kato?"
At this, Kate blushtfd, and for onco,
was at a loss for an Irtnswor. So sho
changed tho subject, by proposing that
thoy all should start'fbr homo.
What that blush rttdiit, it iaimpos-
rBiblo tofiiv, but tlrlifxrd kfrows thnU
thoro was ouito a marked change in
'Squiro Graves' habits and manner; he j
commenced cnllint' tmon bis neicrh-
bors, and soon Locarno as suciablo as
any ono of them coul 1 desire, though j
it must be confessed that ho' called at ;
Mr. Wilde's more frequently than at 1
any other place. And moro than this,
tho very next Thanksgiving Evo thero
was a pleasant L'athoriuer at Mi:
Wildo's, duritnr which a certain coro-
mony was porfoniied, at tho conclusion were not in a good humor, as thoy
of which wild Kato was Kato Wildo ; were breathed upon, and woro also do
no longor. Yet, although she took a toned from doing as thoy ploasqd, and
graver name, hor husband avers, (and , ono beo showed his displeasure by
certainly ho ought to know) "that sho ! stinging Mr. Simmonds at the fork of
is tho samo merry, provoking creaturo
thut sho was when sho stole, not only I
his strawberrios, but tho heart of thoir j
A Swarm of Jiccs on a Man's Face.
A correspondent of tho London
mold gives the following interesting
In Juno, 1851, Mr. Simmonds, afar-
bridgd, wns dressing in ordor to at-1
tend tho rent audit at Woborn House.
Bcforo putting on his coat, ho per
ceived from his window an unusually
largo swarm of bees filling the air with
their c.oud and noise. It was, m fact,
as ho afterward ascertained, 2 swarms
that had como out of two distinct hives,
and hnd united in tho air. IIo ran
out in his shirt sleeves, and without
his hat to sec where thoy would alight.
The bees, after making somo circles in
tho air, led him off to tho bank of tho
river Wev. Thinking thnt tho bees
might cross tho river, nnd perhaps es
cape, ho adopted a plan not uncommon
with beo-mnsters, namely, that of
throwing dust into the air among the
bees. This often makes thorn sottlo
quickly. Thoy did sottlo quickly, and
this moro so than ho expected, for in j
a short time tho whole of ono of tho
largest swarms ho hud ever seen set-)
tied upon his head, face and breast.
They hung down in front like a great
board to tho bottom of his waist-coat.
Had ho not been well accustomed to
bees, and perfectly collected, his situa
tion would havo boon a very dangerous
ono, for nnd ho nt all irritated this
mass of armed insects, ho would no
doubt havo received a suflicicnt num
ber of stings to have placed his lifo in
peril. He was obliged to closo his
eyes slowly, and keep his mouth shut.
Then, in ordor to prevent thoir enter
ing his nostrils, which they ondeavorcd
to do, ho slowly thrust ono hand
through tho mass, and with two fin
gers managed to keep drawing and
pushing them nway from his nostrils
as they tried to enter, ho breathing all
tho whilo as softly as possible. This
was necessary, ns boos aro generally ir
ritated by being breathed upon.
Ho then began to consider whnt
conrso ho should take. Ho was somo
distanco from his house, and no ono
near him or within call. His first
thought was to walk gently into tho
river Wcy, nnd gently sink his head
under tho water and then throw off
tho swarm. But a moment's consider
ation disunded him from that attempt
ed remedy. Ho could not havo disen
gaged thorn nil, for many wero botween
his neckcloth and his skin, and still
moro woro crawling down his back. Ho
found that if ho walked ho could not
help disturbing tho hanging mass, and
thnt overy littlo agitation, howover
slight, causod a hum aud a hiss from
somo thousands. Ho then remein
bored the account given in Thorloy's
work on bees of a swarm settling on
tho fnco and neck of a sorvant maid,
who escaped unhurt by tho caro and
ndvico of her master; he, without irri
tatiug tho swarm, having hived it from
oil' hor with a hivo well smeared with
honoy. Mr. Simmonds slowly knelt
down on tho grass and remained per
fectly still. Ho thou found n nnmbor
of bees wero gathering iu a mass un
der tho waistband of his trousers, in
tho hollow of his back, to which spot
tho others woio drawing, indicating
that tho queon wns thero. Fearing,
thoroforo, that tho tightness of tho
waistband rondorod tightor whonovor
ho breathed might crush, or at any
rato irritate this part of tho swarm, ho
slowly unbottoned tho front of his
It is not easy to conceive a moro
helpless condition than thnt to which
Mr. Simmonds wus now reduced. Ho
was tho mastor of 10 hives, from which
ho could usually lovy what spoils ho
..I i i.mi:.... I.:.. i. .1.. ..i i.t .
pleased, killiug his thousands at his
pleasure wuu a uriiusiouo uiaicu, WC.S
now completely in uio powor ot ono
aotneumout oi nis own army, a'.ui was
reduced to most suppliant position.
j!iVou to can lor neip would, have bcon
dangerous, as the bees near- tho mouth
wouldhnvo been undoub ed y irritated nil VY v"" 7,' ;,.b "and "all
and would havo probably ordered ,lsU ,.,nb dl Crated l inov -
MlY 17, 1367.
mouth. At this rnorhent ho heard a
Troiii wiiigja-ho wa nbout Jb yards., It
forlu'na'tcry rinpp6noa tliixt-tho engine
driver was knotfn to him, nnd had a
littlo commission from hiin to sound
his rnilwaV whistle if ho ftaw ailvthiua '
wroiui amonc tho cots nnd shoep.
ThiB ounine-driVcr sCeiuu Mr. Sim-!
monds on jtis Knees, witli ono arm cx-1 maKo two tilings wnon ono wooi ans- mo niggers mat wo nsoii to play on
tended ns if for help, and somothingj or. I refuted tho theory advanced by tho sturdy ynomnnry trv Berk's Coun
odd hanging from his face, sounded somo writers that thoro wuz moro than ( ty, I'cnnsylvnny, nnd other localities',
his whistia This waB hoard by Mr. ono head to tho raco, by quotin tho On all questions .hcrotoforo tho Dim
Simmonds' wifo, who supposing that j tests wich treated nv tho crcashon ttv ccrisj- hez nllowd rt librnl license. Wo
somo cow was ill, sent ner sou nnd a
farming man out into tho fields. Thoy
soon found Mr. Siminoiids in tho pre
dicament abovo described. In ad
dition to tho hanging mass, thcro was
a cloud of boos still Hying around him,
so that to approach him was not tho
most agrooablo oflicc. Howovor, thoy us forall wo kiiov. Iz it hiss color?
came noar enough to hear him spoak, Iz not black jest cz convenient a col
which ho did very gently uieroly say-1 or oz while?
ing, "bring mo a bttshol hivo woll rub-
bed with honey, and soino briclCB." J
d witli honey, and somo briclCB. J
their speed for this, ho remained per-
I ho tickhug of tho bees
nee was almost unbeara-
met on ins
ble, and tho danger of irritating those
that were down his neck and back was ,
Tho most difficult part ho had to i
perform, however, was thnt boforo ,
mentioned, of disbiiading tho bees, with
tho aid of his two foro-fiuiiors, from
getting up his nostrils. Thoso bees
his two foro-lingors. This was not
pleasant of itself; but it was a sorious
occurrence, as it might be the prelude
to a moro extensive attack. Ho avoid
ed making any start whon ho was
stung, and continuing to push away as
gently ns possible thoso that woro near
his nostrils. This was the onlv safo
placo to breath from, as it was
Sftrv to keep his mouth perfectly closed,
Of conrso, tho few minutes that
elapsed before the return of his sou
mud servant scorned a terribly long
period to Mr. Simmonds, and during
mo wnoio oi it no rumiuneii moiiouioss
on his knees.
On their arrival, tho hivo was placed
on thrco bricks, with its mouth down
ward, and Mr. Simmonds slowly laid
himself on his breast on tho grass, with
his head close to tlio hive. Tho honey
soon attracted the bees nearest to it,
aud a slow movement of tho bees look
place, till at length tho swarm gradu
ally gathered itself under nnd within
tho hive, excopt a fow patches of bees,
which, in walking away, Mr. Simmonds
easily disengaged from his (lros wjth,
his hand, and made them jofn their
companions. Mr. Simmonds thus es
caped from not only a vory disagreea
ble but a perilous situation. It occu-
piod two hours from tho timo that the
bees alighted on thoir
master to the
time of his rolonso,
From Uie Toltxlo JUaile.
Mn. Nasdy FimAciira a Suiimon o.v U.m
vkusai. BitoTiirjMoon, thi: kitect or
which 13 Disti!Oyi;i) nv NoimiEitx
UeXIOCUATIC PAIT.US Hli PiUMON
STttATXS. Post 0ms, Cosrr.DiUT X lio.vus,
(Wich is in tho Stait uv Kentucky,)
Arniii 25, 18G7.
Wo aro in continyooal troublo horo
with these cussid niggers. Thoy aro
harder to manngo than pigs. Pig
don't express thor pecoolyarilies.
Mulo comes nearor. Ther is sich a
method in their obstinacy sich a will
ful cussidnis that I recly hov mndo up
my mind thot I don't understand cm
at nil. They cuddlo up to us cz kind
ez a bloomin inaidoh docs to her first
ndored, and thoy fling us just cz mit
ral ez thct samo maiden does when
number two heaves in sito. They bo
havo well for n season, nparently for
no otlier purpose than to enjoy our
discomfiture whon thoy finally throw
us. I hov bin gittin a suspciou thro
nt mo thot thoy aint half ns stupid
ez thoy look, and that, aftor all, wo
aro not fur from tho trooth whon wo
say in our rcsolooshons that thoy aro
thookalsuv tho whites. Whv shood -
'nt thoy bo ? Ah ! why indeod ? Why
shoodn't tho youth wich iz now cross- j
in tho stroot, wicn nez ueouin ro
gram's fecchers ez like- oz n -photo-graff,
hov oz much sonso ez tho Deck
in ? I hov eggsainined iuto tho pedi
gree uv that niggor, anil I find thot
hiz mothor lied tlio hawtiest and bust
blood uv Yirginny coursin toomulch
usly thro hor voins and that stole, tho
Pograin mix, could not entirely de
preciato in ono genorashon.
I bed tho nitrgeis uv tho X Kor.ds
vory haiidsomoly tow up to yistorday.
I lied em nttendiu church last Sun-1
day at tholucetm hsusd, uul by pri
vato arrangement hod om seotod mis
cellaneously among tho awjonco.
Ueokin Pograin hod a wench, wich
weighed nt least 250 pounds nvordu
poiso, atwoen him nnd his wife, whilo
four other niggors ornamoiited his
I l ..1 I ! I
dow. uascoin wuu nuicriiy consent,
ed to three, nnd Elder Gavitt provid-1 colored mon on do partuv tho Bimoc
ed scats for four. It wuz a ploasin j ricy ob do Norf, dat dah ought to bo.
Kiln! Whitn and blank woro alternated "Pours liko as dou-rh tin dah wha do
spots on a
wuz unread out1
togethor liko tho loan nnd fat in pork,
and cz I seed it I cood hardly restrane
I mv omoshuns.
i . .
Thero beforo mo wuz
i 'tiJ0 regpiiorushun uv
od that mom- ... .-i-.. r,, two texts,
to wit: "' ... " T.im.,1 .ltd ho make
tv thoro wuz wat wuz 10 mum - a jThciu it wuz m uiauiv mm imw, .
uv tho valloy and shadow death from papers wnoso wimucimT .mu
wich wo hod falloi- .. on tho not bo questloueu. wi su','u;
lish ground of ofli-' W(, H . I wench- did. Tho nigger siaiKcti iiawiuy urn
in discourso. I domonslrntod with
gront forvof tho loonaSy uv tho idea
that" 'tho"Alinfhty,"wood lako tho
troublo to create two 'or moro races
when onowood docs -.WeUT-wich idea
is idluz woll received in this region.
All mon form thoir idea of tho
somewhat from thenlsclvcs, and
or knowd a Oonfedrit Cross lloadcr la
miam nna j'.vo, nuti iiomuiiNiicii j
Ham doctrine at sito. "Ef," scd I,
"Noor did cuss Ham-and colidomn Ca
naan to bo a servant unto his breth
ren, how do wo know that our color
ed bVothrcrf attd sistron k tho desorid-
1 i -i.. 1 1 11.
nnts of Ham and Canaan ? It may bo
"Moro so," murmured Mrs. Pogrtun
half aslcoiv "moro so It don t show
half aslcoiv "moro so It doi
"Is it hhs shape? Oh, my brethren, I
I ain t a hiuulsomo man, nor wood I
exactly anser for a model for Anollcr.
'f beauty, or comeliness, or shape, or
style, is to decido tho pint, may tho
Lord help us I Is it his smell? My
brothron, tho Now York World assort's
that tho niggar haint no smell, nnd of
ho hez, why shoodn't he hov ? Stand-
in under the common ilng uv our
country, with hiz hand upon that mag
na chaitar, tho Doklarashon, nnd hiz
beaming oyo turned exult inly toward
our nashnel emblem, tho eagel, shall
not our Afrikin brother be nllowed to
smell jest ez ho choozes? Ef smell
must bo uniform, then lot our Govern
ment establish a Burrow of Perfoom
ory to wuust. Besides, I tako high
religious grounds in this matter. Ef
ho hez a naleral odor, tho Lord givo
it to him. Let us not lly in tho fnco
of tho Lord by condomnin it. Judgo
not lest we bo judged. Tho odor uv
the colored gentleman or lady is tho
work of tho Lord tho odor of your
unwashed feet iz your own wich
shood stand tho highest?
My brethren and sistron, I acknowl
edge that I havo not long hold these I
views. I hov showd tho common
prejudis, nnd hov contcmnicd our
friends uv color; hov dospitofully
used 'cm I hov gono for 'em and
I bnngod 'cm like old boots. But it
wuz becoz I didn't know 'em. I didn't
seo tho kernel uv meat under tho
(rough shell I didn't recognize tho
! glilterin diamond in tho ebony coal.
, My oyes hcv been opened. Like
Saul of Tarsus, I sco a lito. Sonco
tho passage, uv tho Military bill, I hov
diskivcred many things loo tejuus to
mention. I hov mostly found out all
theso things sonco that occur
rence. But lot us nccopt tho situa
shen aud bless tho Lord that of wo
wuz resisted, it hcz resultcdin dovel
opine excellencies whero wo didn't
expect to find 'cm
Thoro wuz an nffectin scono aftor
service wuz ovor. Deokin Pogrnm, Oapt.
McPheltcr and Elder Gavitt shook
hands with cm with n degroo uv corj
ality I didn't expect. Trooly them
aro great men. Thoy dovolop n de
greo uv adaptability to circumstances
wich I didn't look for. I really bleovo
if I'd a told 'em that it wood hov a
ofl'eck to kiss tho nigger babies nil
around, that they'd a dono it But I
spared 'em this. Thoro is such a
thing oz layin on loo thick.
But all this wuz spiled tho next day.
There wuz an oggstraordinarily heavy
mail that day. Iu nddition to tho pa
per Pollock, the Illinois storo-keepor,
takes, thcro wuz eight others, and to
my surpriso thoy wuz all directed to
niggers. "Wat is this?" thot I to
mysolf. "Hov tho Ablishnists uv tho
North determined upon Proselytin
theso mon, and aro thoy going to Hood j
this country with their incendiary
reading ? Ez a Federal officer it's my
dooty to look into tho mnttor ?" Jist
imagine my delirious joy at finding
that thoy wuz Uuuokratio papers Irom
from Noo York and Ohio 1 "Thank
Hoaven !" sod I, "our peoplo hov awa
koned to a sonso uv tho necessities uy
doin suthiii," and I handed tho pa
pers out to 'em with impressivo words,
exhortin uv 'cm to road 'om, cz thoy
wuz trooth, and nothin but tho trooth.
I ruther think thoy rend om, for
1 from that timo out they avoided mo,
I oz though I hod tho plaguo, Ef I wuz
ngoin down the street aud ono uv em
wuz a comin up, ho'd cross tho stroot,
and the neooolyor expression uv his
countenaco indieatid that it wuzn't wv
majosticky rcsenco wich awd him.
Thoy hod loathin depicted on thoir
classick feechers. Unable to endoor
this I scozed ono of cm and asked him
why I wuz treated thus ?
Dolibiiilly, ho pullod out uv his
pockit one uv them cussid Northern
papors, nnd onciiin it pintod, indig
nantly, to a oditi.rial article. It wuz
porfoosly headed in this wise:
Slu'l niirjorM Doto-& the proud
CaiiciisCii '? rt'ilooti to a t'L-utitij wHh the
dixrjittUll Afrikin (hi a h7i.'
man's govmmenl onJl iAnwrily for
Hud this Ethiopian, with his fingers
on this hoadin, "Pears like oz ef dnh
unzn'tiist dat (rood foolin towards US
. " . ...... i-
nijrirah ain't cot no voto, dat doy
don't intend ho shol hnb it. 'Ponrs
liko' of Dtmoo'sy's ono ting nil ober
! do country, dar'h a ousmd sito ob hnm-
bug ft from on down lioan:
.- . .. 11. .1 I I iln'J
mond v nwny in
1 1 snenk
, I hov ono word to say to qur broil.
tho jjumocrnuc v'nl, cood l sav f Nvaicuon i
. i . .. .. . .i-.i i. .!.:,. .....1
ron in tho North. Ydo'f donbliv 6U'f
troubltfsand makin outbnrdons JiarJ
or to bear. Why can't voo lindor-
stand common scns6? Wat huVt wood,
nigg'er'isuffragdj do y'oo np, IIh
Ihor nin'Mb'iggcrs, ,miL c
there ffher' -.
MUUU 1L UUIlCilb UH UI1WX1 IIH
here, . whef
thor's millions uy orrj !' Qtrn't. yoo boo
it? Wo can't play tho samo gamo on
hov bin Freo Tradd in Noo York, and
TnriU' in FonnsylVaiiy Iho samo year,
and wo cood do it Tho Dimocrisy
didn't git thor asshooronccs from pa
pers, owin to the'r inability to poroozo
cm rapidly, it bcin so long nforo they
got a word spelled out thnt thoy for
got the ono prcccdin t,' wich destroyed
tho connexion, the continuity uv tho
nnrratitfb, ef I may so spoalc, and wnt
wo told cm wuz gospol. That wou!l
dp with tho nigger down hero. Ho
"-trends, ho docs: and ef ho d6nt ihcr'A"
nllus everywhere sum sich snenkiu
cuss ns Pollock, who rends for him,
and they know list ez well ez nnvbodv.
i Let rm stop hanVmerin' tho nigger.
! It won't do. Ef he's to be a man and r
j a brothor horo, ho inlVst bo a man nnd'
a brother there. Ef tho Diniocrisy
must hov a raco to' look down to, lot
em turn theiV altonslnm to tho Chi
nese or tho Injuns, but froln' this lime
out tho nigger fs sacred.
PirnioLuint Y. N.vsnv, P. M.,
( Wich id PostmUstpi'), and Professor
in the Hani and Japheth Free -Academy
for tho devclophi'cht uv tho
intcllek uv all frrcos irrespective uv
P. S. I jist repcived a,'fefcgrarh,'OiI
dorin mo to Washingtou. I porsobm.
its Huthin in connexion witlr thu,,,-,
Singing by Sinirgcon's Congregation.
A writer of tl o W ostein' Presbytji- '
linn thus describes tho singing as h6
ho ird it recently of Spurgoon's con
Tlio hymn was road enlitdly through,1 '
and each vorso was read beforo it vaa
sung. Tho singing was started not j
lead by n person who stood besido
Mr. Spurgeon. I welcomed tho fa-:
miliar notes ot Uld liuiutrou, nnd lor
the first timo for sovoral months; es
sayed to join in singing jt. But I was
surprised into silonco by tho mtmnor
in which tha audience toolc pbssessioif1'
of tho tuno. Tho most 'powerful or
gan, if thero had been anything of tho
kind used, could not havo led ihem.
Tho second hymn was announced to
be, Jesus, Lover of my Soul. Ther
picachcr said, "Lot us sing this pre
cious hymn softly to tho tuno of Ploy
cl's Hymn." When tho firt verso
had been sung, and after ho hh'd read
tho second, ho said, "Sing it softly!"
With a countenance uplifted and
beaming with fervor, his book in both
hands, kcopiug timo involuntarily to
tho music, ho sang with tho congrogn-
tion. When ho hnd read tho third"
verse, ho said, "You do not sing it
softly enough I" They sang it softly.
It was though some mighty hand hnVl!
;lnnimed up tho waters of tho Palls of
Niagara, leaving a thin shoot to creojy
through botweon two fingers aud
innko soft, sweet music in its g'rdat
lap and plungo into tho great baeiii'
below. Then when ho had read tho
fourth verse, ho said, "Now if wo fodt
this wo will sing it with all our soul's.,
Lot us sing it with all our might;''
and tho great congregation burst for'tlV
into song. It was as though tlio'
Groat Hand had been suddenly rip
lifted, and tho gnthored waters wore
rushing on their united way in1 nvv-'
I havo heard tho mombcrs of
tho members of tho'
i Gonoral Assembly of tho Presbytdrjavti
church, with a groat company of thoir
I wives, and daughters, and frionds,
sing Old Hundrod with n fervor tlltit-
thrilled mo; I hnvo hoard oratorios-
rendered in Exeter Hall by a' tubus-
and selected voices, five hundred in
struments, and a groat orgnu; I haVo
hoard operas rendered in tho Impori
al Opera House of tho French Kmt!-'
ror by a great number of tho best; .vo
calists and musicians thnt could lid'
found in Europo, but I havo nevon;'
heard music so pathetio, grand arid
souUstirriug ns that made by tlibBa1
who worshiped with mo in tho Metro1-"
politan Tabornaclo, I was too uiucll'
enrriod away to tako part in it mysclfi
Mr. Spurgoon nlways uses thoso "pro--cions
hymns" nnd tho old loved tunes."'
An I.nvitim! IhsTAUitANT. Speliiiig
of restaurants nt tho Paris Exposi
tion, tho correspondent of thb LotidotL'
Star says: But of all places of f ofrdsh-'
monting, commend mo to the ('otlhftV
a la Jitmxt'. A man in yellow silkf
blouso opt ns tho dooi for you
conducts you to a sent, n pink
man takes your order, n nitin in
silks Btands watching vou whilo
oat, nnd n damsel in all silks mid nIV
cofrra ladles out the ico. Hor skirt' is
of pm'Jilu. striped with hoavy bara of
gold, hoi' bodico of muslin, hor nrin
lots nro precious, her necklace is nl
thing of beauty, sho is eoronetod with'
saphircs, and rubies nnd pearls. Tako
a queon from a twelfth cako, ndd to'
her tho leading fairy in tho pantomime
at Drury Lane, nnd sprinkle with a
fow ornaments front tho court circle
of Miulamo Tousands, nnd you1 hnvo'
tho young lady nt tho couiiUr A' lt
Hum: If thoy keep such beings at tho
nlnlirtlllJ iv'mill.hl tllll fil'l-
1IW11MIJI nillHlllin, II w .,.. y
moan rccnforcomcnts didn't nVrivd' mf
A ladv bciiiff asliod to' walt'i?
gavo tho following sensiblo nnd tippro
priato answer: "No I tlinulc you, sir,.
l,l,"',u""a,u" 4 T ,7'
- i I have huggmg cough at home,