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THE MEMTHIS APPEAL i FRIDAY. JUNE 7, 1880;
NEGRO SUNDAY SCHOOLS.
MB. N. & JOHNSTON'S VERT INTKB
A Paper Bsad at ths Rsoent Sunday
School Convention at Kerrvlllav-Tha
Duty of the White to Teach the Gos
pel to the Blacks,
At the second annual Sholby County
FunJuy School Convention, hold at Kerr
villo last Tuesday, Mr. N. B. Johnston, nil
attorney of Memphis, read a paoor ol unu
sual interest and slj-niQrnneo, bis nubjoct
Ituing "Our Duty and Our Opxrtunity to
Work Anions the Colored lVoplo of Our
County." Tin Api'eal gives It horowith
in full, believing that it will be of groat in
terest to all of lis readers:
Mr. Chairman, Utiles and Gcullomcn:
Whether the ConuniUeo of Arrartfro
menl has douo a wiso tiling, as toward
you, in placing upon tho program of tho
i-xcrciscs for this evening the nnnio of one
vhouevcr before uia.lo uu address of any
kind before an audience composed of
rlraugor, tho aequi'l must show, and if
it docs show Hint ncithur wisdom or kind
iicNi controlled ita action, thou you must
visit upon that comiuitteo whatever pun
iNhuiuut you deem proper, nnd not upon
lue, for 1 claim to be only the instrument.
This selection was made for me to intro
duce this subject, 1 feel coniidunt in say
ing, solely for tho reason thnt for a num
ber of ycurs punt I have acted as Superin
tendent of what, 1 believe, is tho only
habhath school for colored ople, taught
by white people, iu our county, though in
this 1 may be in error, and ahull be glud
to learn that 1 am, 1 refer to the school
for colored people which for a long limn,
both lioforo and si mo the war, bus Ihiui
conducted in tho hfturo-room, and under
the auspices of the Kirst i'rt-shvtcrinn
I'liunh of Memphis. That, 1 leel conll
dent in saying, it why I was selected, and
tho reuson why I accepted the nmiUoii an
H-uker on this occaaiou is, 1 aitsuro you,
tHilely the prompting which comes from a
strong seiiM) of duty. .Not tliut 1
would compnre myself to any of tho
lictors In llioso great scenes, but very
often there comes up liefoie mo a recollec
tion ol Mordccst's words to rather: "Who
knoweth w hether thou art cnum to the
kingdom for such a time as this?" ' And
s 1 do not stand hero through any motion
fil my own, but at tho cull of others, I trust
that tiod tuny now nuikn uso ol un, as a
lot-hie instrument in working a deliver
iince, or mlher in ots-niiiij (lis way for Ilia
Working of a delivenuuo from spiriluul
lentli olsnuio of llumn uruiil us, even ns
fo lid from temporal uY.illi Ih.e-o Jews ns
the result of lather's rouritp., nnd I ask
Jinn for help In so pnseul before you s
Stlhject to which 1 give a great deal of
thought snd a great ninny prayers, that
win n 1 havo done I may leave it nt lean
Without prejuihco before yell.
"t)ur duty and our opportunity In work
among the colored Hoplu of our county"
is the suited selected lor me.
There seem to bo here two distinct sub
jects "our duly" and "our opportunity."
And if 1 wero iwked In pam uu opinion,
brietly, ii'sin tlmtwos hero cmhinel, I
should nay, without licsituiiim, that the
tirwt an liiij-t rutivo and tho second was
Our duty to tho Alricnn rnro in our
Midst in tlie imiili r of elevating them
atiovo i tie condition in wlncli Iiw.i.mu
found them, has ('nine to Is" coiiviilered
)Mihlically almost n duty In oiiixltvs, and
its to how well this duty is Miik xjr
lormed let tho tlioiiMllds of m-ioIIiiii-h
cret tiil for them throtiuhout the hunl and
the miliums of money spent In tho rauso
ol education aitrt. Hut we arc not hero
tins evening to eon-uler itn Irn, or our
duty a jKiliiii i.ni-, ur even ss rllicux, but
as t'hrisli.ins. W hat wo want to know
ii iw is ss near as we ran ascertain it Just
what tho mind of Christ is nix ml this mat
ter. Have we any duty or -not toward
these poplo as Christian? Is it any more
our duty to look after these people Im-ciiiso
we are mcinlx-rs of tho Methodist, lluptisl
and other rhurchea than it is thnt ol the
Mieiilfof Hie county to s-o that they are
protected in their civil righh? II they have
nulls 10 save, I doom thnt our duty is far
higher thsn that of the Mu-iill ol tho
county. 1-t-t us compare our authority.
T he hhenir gets his by virtue of a commis
si in Imm tho tinvernor of tho Malo. We
p l ours liy virtun ol thcomiiiaiil of Jesus
Christ himself: "tio. into all the world
and iiroacti my boimI to every cresluru
Ills not worth while for i.i.i to slop to
answer a question which uiiidil m put as
to whether they did not, in their many
churches we se around ns, already lisve
the giM'l prt-scli.'d to them. Without
any intention whatever tosayan unkind
or an unsccrptablo word sIniuI them, I
will only point you toonool their services.
lt suy one attend one ol their revival
aervicrs ami sos II ho rail porno awuv with
out a leclmg of saJneM sud roinuiist-rulioii
lor our humanity, that in. iiils-rs ol it.
whoso sm.-ators, lor more than a rotitury,
luive had the krm-nts ol Christian civilisa
tion, still think that such w.r.lup rn bo
aeecplahle to the limit high tiod. I need
not rotisiiimi liino iu iNiiuliiitf out to the
a !! I unco tN'loro me tho spiritual ami moral
nii-Is el Ihow xiplt. You know th.-m
IstIikiis, belter than I da ami while
could rit yon In many things in thrir sur
rnun. tins snd lives showing a woful lot k
ol sll rich! th'iivlit in this msller, It aoenis
liarely niTeasaiy here. Their condition is
too well known. '1 hen, in there any longer
any ipiextiou ol our ilu:y to preach ll to
tin-in, if wn rumi-mlx r t'hr.ni command
Bin I i wo intend obeying il
lu retuemlHr Unit when John, In
J-riN.n, broken hearted und diiM-iiii'iip-d
waiiiii tor tlie lullilliug ol bin own propli
t' i, m'iii in Jenus io snow Sliether be was
tlie oiik that Khould rxrtilo or whither WO
soon, I I k (ur another, Chril luted In
in.-. n. r m ins works si slto.iing I.U .li
entity, iin.l then, to rroan ll.i-m nil. .ni.l
".o tell John that the -. r hsvu tllrt ..
jx-i pi. a.iu-a to tlieiu. " t rowuiiiif rvi
iieuci ol bin divinity. "The H.r havetho
prt urnisi .i ttieui." bere Will
yon go, niitside of h"nli. n lom. to llud a
veiiM.iai.v iht H-opln tllMTl lllexeT M.IVO
tii-y llie pn schi'd to thorn? If not
llirti is t brit b. re? Was not ln a . ho
lor the poor? lb.ui, il what we havo ol it
is not niiiiaole lor tin wi ps.pl.. u
t lirist s Imwih-7 An l n o ,1 ,i ti,.
bow to pri m li to tlieiu niik'hl wo not to Ihi
looking lor a Ii.mih-I wha h ! suit. . I in thu
lHor, iorClirikl'ti.ehin2WPS pn i inlnrnU
ly oi nisi auiur lake up one ol the many
oooks we are puiiitic. on rUiicalioii an
tu.il ra lint ..act w liem 11 Illlia I m istm
osrutiveeducitumalsdvancemeiit of diir.-r-rnt
sct-li.Ai of our rouniry. You will llud
there a large map ol ll,'r I i,in. and the
itillercnce ix-twoen .lillen nl .. iioii in
tins nrtlculr Is show a by i.ainting theiii
in uiucrciii colons, jm you know, nr. tin.
color in which nir stkiioii i .1,, ,, .,);
it it biui'k as black as Ink can umU iL
Js thai tuppntod lo apply to this su.li.-ui-.
or similar su'lioiic. which ran Ihi cull. ciwl
throiiKhoul our cntue rk.uthern rountrv?
M course not. Illiuailaiueauiiig solely lioiu
the presence bote of an alien rncv. hu.I
Is oiuxnt to apply to their literary snd m
teliitrtusl advancrinetit. and means Hist it
b nnthioc, or that it ia six Hit as bad as it
cso be. Csn we any nnything mors lor
i.wir apiniuai rtinniuonr ia n not as tmu
r.sit can tw? l)oi-s (iod workwiihoil
manT Would not Chrisilmiity hne txs
come ettinct if ( hnst's tlns iplo bad n
luaed to preach His gojl after Itia aseen
aion, sod will not the spirit of Uod now
leave any community wbore Cbriatianilv
ceases to be preached lust in the auuio way
bo that it develops, and grows,' and
strengthens, and widens till it consumes
everyitiing oiso, whore it 1 faithfully
Now, then, hore Is the spiritual black
ness nnd darkness. We profess to bo
Christ's disciples. Here are the heathen
at our doors. Will any one longor ask what
is our duly? Will anybody deny thnt wa
have the enlightenment and culture of our
section, besides uiuny other advantages as
compared with these people? Thou what
are wo going to do with thoui? How
are we going to use our talonui? "Who
knoweth whether thou art come to tho
kimtdom for such a time as this?" Will
wo permit our duly to be ncglcctod and
unperformed? Will we bring to our lxird.
when llo rolurns, the talent lie committed
to us, wrapped up in a napkin, which,
when unfolded, shall lie found lo contain
millions of unsaved souls, nnd when culled
upon for a reason for our thriftlessnuas, for
our failure to use all our energies for their
salvation, will wo be excused for urging
as a reason for our iudillcretice that liiey
wero black'.' Will tliut answer servo us iu
Untidily? Knot, then what answer will
We may then point to whnt wo did for
thorn. Tell how many schoolhouses wore
erected, sud how much money ruined for
tlioir educution in Sholby County, but
when Christ asks "Hid you tell them of
Mo? Did you preach My go.ipol to them?"
how many of us can answer iu tho alllrm
ativo? A sotnowbnl famous mini said roccutly
tliut "genuine religion did notcntmist in
being good, or in doing good, but in doing
the will of (iod." Do you suppose that it
is tho w ill of I iod thnt these people shall
be saved? Whut is the will of Hod in the
matter? Whero will we go to learn il?
Can we leurn (tod's will from nny hotter
authority than from His Kin? 1-ct's see
whut thu (Sou says, as related in John vi.,
;ilr. "And this is the will of tlio l ather
which hatk sent Mo. (hut of all which He
huth given Mo 1 should lo o nothing;"
snj elsewhere wo uro told that Ho hath
ki von to the Son tho heathen for IIU
IMMSuseion. "Who knoweth whether Thou
art conn) to the kingdom for sin-li a time
ss thix?" Was a grander opportunity ever
ollered for a whole nation to unite with
Christ In securing lo Him tho very posses
sion which thu iuther gave Him?
So much for "our duty," as I under
sland it, but as I piss on now to spcuk of
"our o.p iitunily, I may interject hoiiij
thing of duty us I go, lor 1 feci that I have
mine fur short of cxhait .ling that brunch of
Alxuit a year ago I attended a lecture
delivered in one of our churches by a Mr.
Jtovnnl.is, fmiu Illinois. He guvo some
Hcinuiit of his work in that Stulu In con
nection with S.ihbath school, sud ill de
scribing tho destitution of the Ix-otdo of
one. sections of his HUte, spoke of a town
which hu.I a Ixipillntiou ol .'..ill), winch
had been fur lilty yearn tho county scat.
and where then- wus not and never had
been a place of religious worship, nor was
there such a place iu tho county. II j told
of how ho had lo in.juiro around there for
a day or two before ho could lind any
who were even nominally Christians, aud
then only found three, aud llicv auood as
dcu'1; and how he got them together and
so imprcMod them with a seumi ol their
duty that befuro coinii awuv they hud as
sisted iu the organization of a Subbalh
scluxil, and thill the outcome of that was
thu crcclioii in the course of a few years of
a number ol churclie in thu town and
throughout the county, and as a rouse-
(iieuce nn entire revolution iu seutiuiunt
ai to spiiitual matters. ,
Well, I listenod with interest to all ha
sui. I, but with a f.i lingol mistaken cum
pluiency. I thuught, bow dtx-s this apply
to us? We have no such spiritual desti
tution as this any whore in our Southern
ounulry, lor I .to not hulieve you ran lind
any where wlt'i us a tow n of i'.jo t pooplo
wiiiioui a ciiiiirii, ami wliile we may uco.i
inoio lilo In tho churches snd . h.x.U
already orgiuunl, there d.H-s not me in
nny nec-ily lor organlxing any more,
and 1 was about to dismiss the subl.s l
Inim my mind. Hut somehow it would
not losve me, and suddenly the lliounht
rsinu to mo that liossibly. tbrnuuli this
menus of the Sabbsili scll'xil orirauix.tlion.
an interest might lx urousod In thn ini-
provemelil ol the soiritual comliuoil ol thu
colore.l xMiple in our mi.Hl Hore is our
upxirtuutty, ana tli.-n I thought bore Is
lliHWoikol the Subbalh school sHielies
ol the South. Ut thuui turn th ur atten
tion In this subject. 1 will uot by any
IIK'SIIS SSV to the .'l. liuiilll III all .'l...ra
but lot it bn a nrnmiiieut one. Mr. Whit
tle, when in Memphis, iirmtched a sermon
on the prodigal son, nl which I have often
thuught, as lie brought out the ixiint
clearer than 1 over saw itlx-lore, via.: That
lioihing woa po.ib!o, l.xiklng lo an im
provement until "ho caino to liiinM.li.
then II was tbst be reinr inlx-re.I hisf.ilher s
bouse, Js somothing of the soil n.-oded
to aruuso us? Have we coins lo ourselves
ulxjut this ihlrij. It Is said Uial thev nnv.
(ur preachers of their own, but of Nil .bath
scleiol teachers they havo none, literally
none, and this country is tilled, I may
almost say, with im-u and women who, il
wo hS'l coin.) to ourselves, coul I teach
Chrislianily every Sunday to millions of
those wlio know lliiu not.
One tioticvuhlo thing about nil the
srraiigomcnts lor ssgi-snive Christianity,
sud one which oll. ii rstisoa mmnlni.il
SK-tinat tlmiu, is the call ulwsy romiiig lor
money. Here is a gnat work which it
si-cms rcniiirus a miiiimtitn of itumcv.
You need a few copies ol the (i.xux-
Hymns si 11 rents ow li, a lew Hibles aud
some ol the husoii paiwrs which are tro
vi.le.l by the Scluxil Comiuittei-s ol all the
ilill. rent dciioinluaiions, and wlm h I
siipii we would be donated lor such work
ns this. And then Vuii need a plain to
ini"!, and then you m e t soum scholars.
slid when you have allot thess things von
bsealuil li.' lgo.l SiindsTna hool, l..r ol
roiinat you are yoiir.-lv.s tho teach, -r.
If no Ix Iter plm-e can lw (ouiid Mil some
be together nii'l. r the woxUlm I. or .lo
ss I saw done in tho mnuiitaiiis of irginia
a lew years ago, troll tho-. lojrs together in
ovinia shady irrove, such as you h ive sll
over tin Ix-auttlul country (either ol ihese
sirank'oiin nts will ilo (roni uow till No-veinlx-r)
sud uiiimunco, as Unl you ran,
Unit you wiiito people are going to have
Sunday Ihh.I down there for colored
x'i!c, and I Ix lieve you will get the
ii'iiur. t iiriffi wuiii.i not have given
the command lo preach II there were not
bi Imi louud tho-xj to hear. o you think
llo would? 1 hen take linn at Ids word,
Then w ha', slisll you lew h them? r irst
nn.t last, and all tho time, the Word ol
(iod, the lull of man, th non-wily of a
redeemer, the ollk.-rs of Christ, His death
Still BJX-. ll-l.ill.
I The sx'akcr hero Introdtjro.l the rate
rliisms In ii.i In Ins own school toshov
tho character of instruction sought to be
iinpxile l. Not that ,e limited on their
Ix-iug drilled Iu snv oartictilsr lorm of
ducliine. but that Itiey "uiiitht have an
answer ready (or thox who might Inquire
oi inxm mm.rning tin Ir laltb In Christ,
ssyiugthst thn i-onipilors of thaso rate
cliisms rlnlm.-d no moimixilv of knawl
C'lge as to the right inlet prolslion ol (tod's
word, and that if any ons knew of any
Ix-lter thing to to scli them, then by ail
iiiosus teocii It to them, and, continuing,
SSI I . i
I her Is one othar thing von will need,
thst (Kher and all Mx-iitml thing, without
which .all i,n otlivrs wrs n.uhlntf. and
Which none of the Sabbath-school Ituarda,
ortuiscouvention, or all ol the ro oven
Hons which Wf re evr asemhlol rsa rHtw,
wtiicli (iu. alone can glvo, His Holy Spirit
tho spirit thnt movod Paul and all the
Christian preachers from his day to ours.
Whnt does our little catechism toll us of
this? Hore is the question:
"How can you get tho bolp of the Holy
Answer "God has told as thnt we must
pray to Him for the Holy Spirit.
Wdll nny mnn add to thnt answer?
l'ut all these nuoncios in operation and
God's blessing will suiely cotue, or His
word will bo broken.
Is this something wo can call upon any
ono cIho to do? Then who is it?
1 nm urging this upon upon you bocauso
you havo light and knowledge and they
nave not. 1 inn asking you to do some
thins of which Christ ininuruti velv com
manded, thnt tho strong should help tho.
weak. Will nny one say that I would
disturb or overthrow existing social rela
tions? To him I would say thnt when
Christ gave tho command to prouoli
his gospel to every creature, did out tho
command curry with it tho adjustment
and sottlotnent of all tho contingencies at
tending its execution? Shall wo bo afraid
to obey Christ's commands for fear of
soma injury to ourselves? if so wu uro
not iiis disciples. Hut to attest my asser
tion that no ill, and not only no ill, but
tliut nothing hut aotuul good comes to
those who engage in this work, I will ask
some of those who I see before mo, who
have been assisting in it for years, to suy
what harm evor camo to them from this
sort of contact with theso people? When
wo are doing Christ's work, wo can go
mi v whero and kuepany sort of .company.
Now hero is one of thoso mountains
which Christ told us we could remove if
wo only hud faith. Wo cannot sou that it
would advance Christ's cause to remove
ono of the spurs of tho Kocky Mountains,
hut if wo could remove thu mountain ol
dilliculties which seems to rise up la-fore
us whon this negro quostion is mentioned,
then would not the promise be fultllled?
Irf'l us take Christ nt his word und usk
Him for strength with which to undertake
and carry through this work.
Hut (iod never nt any time promised to
do anything (or man without mini's co
operation. "Work out your own salva
tion; il is (iod that workelh in you." We
cannot sit and any: "lie ye clothed and
led" We can uot say to those pooplo:
"Sen thn li 'lit all around you; see. thu
great civil a on in which you uro pnrtiei
puling snd mum something for thu salva
tion of your soul." Wo cannot say to
them thut they should look to tho exam
ple of those aroiiud them and loarn from
them lessons of Christ, for if wo did wo
would ask them to imituto something
which too often will lead thmu a way from
Christ Hut this we can do: We can get
a few of them together aud show them an
ox in lo worth imitating the example of
Chri-.!, tho only example In all history of
a iierfect man the exainnle of him who
spake ns never man spake.
.o, my iriemis, do uot lot us leave those
people, many of whom seem anxious for
litfhL )o uot let us lesvo them to tho
falsely so-culled civilizing influence ot the
.Mnotooutli century, but let in fu I 111
Christ's muimund and preach His gospel
to them, and if I felt like exciting your
pridu I might stimulate your interest by
presenting here boforu you a picture of a
wlioio people giving thenm-lvcs to the
work of elovatiiiK and cnubliiiK a weaker
and nioro ignorant xplo, und showing
them lli-i way of light and salvation. For
wliulT I or gain? ror tho gralilicution of
Minn selfish desire? No, no; only for
Christ's sake. Only bocuuiu lie com
Hid you rmr think of tho cx.-epdinz
Slimline of tho service and tho greatness
of Ihu reward of thoso who serve Christ
just lor 1 1 is sake, and that only?
vi imi is ll we are lot. will sneiiro thu
recognition of Christ of some huniblu ones
ut thu hist day? Simply that they be given
a cup of cold water iu tho nauiu of Christ.
Islk nlMiiil Christianity requiring too
miicbl Why, there is work which the
humblest and weakest of m can do, just
bn handing around nips of cold water in
Then what of those who hand around
His bl.KM-d word? Thtii-e blessed.
There is a atatuo iu one of our cities ron-
n-seiitluii emancipation, and there is thu
slave having bis shackles kuocked oT, and
thoio wlio look part iu that work congrat
ulate themselves upon It, and I, lor one,
am willing lo thank them for il, although,
as a lcnrlloa I lor two years (ought
lo pre von I it; hut hem is an 'opportunity
lor a grander and nobler work the assist
lug In striking oil from their minds and
hesrts the shsekhsi of ignoraneo and sin;
and, as I said, were I exciting worldly
ambition or pridu or gum, when our peo
ple all eng-igo heartily in this work, tiipn
wouia imi a scene lor inn artist to depict
which would throw in the shade all former
pictures of fnmdoiu. Have we not Christ's
guarantee lor ut
1 heir Intellectual and political elms
tlon isol Insignillcnnl liiiM.rlunce compared
with this. "Nick lirst the kinir Inm of (iod
and Ilia righbHinsnoss.aiid all other things
shall ho added unto you. Make Chris
tians ol them, and yon ran then trust ixil
Itics In their hands. 1 w ill not suy that if
you muse politicians oi mem you can thou
trust l uristianity in Ibeir hamls so salciv
Here Is a qu.-stion tho solution of w hich
worried the minds of such menosWehiter
and Calhoun in the rn'ly days of our
country that Is, whit wis to txs dona
with the negni In the event of his beimi
made free? And now that he has been nut
only ma In Irre, but madu a citixen, we
hud the solution ol the problem In Chris
tianity slon.v. Shull wu apply il? It re
mains for you Christians to say.
Through your indulgence, sir, 1 have
Ih-cu permitted to eiocud the limit of time
allowed ino, and i have lliushed what I
bad to say ol a sixviul charnclor as spnlv
Ina Li the work of the Sahhslk schools.
hut I will aik your indulgence and that ol
lliv nstienl aiiiboiiiii w lulu 1 mIh, i.i an.
oilier mailer in this connection ol a moro
I have s-eii il stale.l that there was
l,xr i'MMiod to Christian workers among
the Chinese ol the I'ucitle Stuu-s, owing lo
in. i i.ii-l thai llieso henibrn iliTcrucd a lil
ierom-o in mcir general in-atinent ol tbein
ImMwooii Hint ol the Chrlsiian and the lion
Cliristinn clpinonis of the white popula.
lion, rs.iw somelliing ol this sort 11111-1
obtain il the Christian mmmunity would
mske an Hnprewioii nmn the miuds and
hesrts ol our colored noi.hlx.rs. Thev
must see a ihtlprenou In-tweell Hie ln-nt.
ment Ix-stowo I upon lh,un by Christians
and by non-Chrisliuns. In other wonls.
our V briHtiauuy must become of the
huh. -t order, and wo mini be known sud
rosdol all men as the lolloweis of the
inrck aud lowly Jeans.
Wmt suffer longer (miu dy.x-i, Imllgo.
i.i.ii, want 01 a )-uie. ium oi .II.HItitll, lack
idrnxrvy. Inxlarml Inirriiiillonl l. r t
I'niwn li-.ii lliii.-i nrv.-r (ad lo run Ihi H.
diw-aw. They s. l bks s rh..riil on the ill
Kr.titPnruniis, r-ii..ving sll lyx-piie ivmp.
lm sin li as la-li It !;. Iiesrilniril, bilious-nr-j,
rlo. Itriiirinix-r ll I- Ih only Iron
preparation Hist will not bis. ken the troth
or (IV lictulscha,
The ruterpiuing Crmof ladling A Bailey
are rspldly building a reputation for doing
good worlu They Lave already rowplobsl
some ol the mot thorough and well ventl
latej joU of plumbing ever done in Metn
phis. Tbuir idea Is to use tho Ixsd mslo
risls aud workmanship, which results in
comfort and sslUtocliou to their palrous.
Tbey make a specialty of remodeling old
OLD STEWART'S MONEY.
fS ABOOT TO
Judge Hlltonnxious to Hare the Case
Choked dpUow He Acquired His
Present ist Wealth An Expensive
Coo teat, j,
New York-; Jkno 0. The Stownrt will
case is in coiircta, of compromise. Ycstcr
duy Joseph In Choulo and Kliliu Hoot,
for the coutusantH, and Judge Hilton,
respectively,, waited ou Surrogate lhinsoui
and begged all r adjournment beyond pext
Alonday, the day sot for argument, on tho
ground that tho case was likoly to bo set
tled out of court. -Negotiations to that end,
thoy said, had inndo substantial progress.
Tho Surrogate set June 20 for argument,
as a matter of form. There is not tho least
probability that anything more will be
heard of the enso in a courtroom. The
expenses entuilod by tho contest have so
far amounted to over (oOfl,(XH). The great
qm-stion now is how much will Judge Hil
ton pay to have tho ense chokod off?
This suit was brought in reality for an
accounting of his management of the es
tate of A. T. Stownrt. Uy Mr. Stewart's
will ho received $1,000,000. Four days
alter Mr. Stowart's death, in considera
tion of thnt legacy, bo acquired from Mrs.
Stewart a transfer to himself of Mrs. Stow
art's interest, about IK) per cout, la tho
business ol A. 1. Stewart St. Co. This was
iu 1H70. In the next nine years he ac
quired tho Stewart building, various bank
slocks and oilier property that had been
Mrs. Stewart's, aud at her death tlie ac
counts ho kept for her showed her in his
debt about $1, 100,001). Figuring from two
distinct buses, Judge Hilton passed from
uu ordinarily successful attorney in 1H70
to the ixsisussion ol Iroin 1 1,1 0J.000 to
SIU.OOO.UUO with no allowance tor iu
c ron so by investment or otherwise by
when Mrs. Stownrt died.
Tho testimony in regard to his control
over Mrs. Stewart wus astounding. Jt was
proved without contradiction thut ho rarely
allowed her out of his sight, thut she
signed all sorts of documents ut his bid
ding, that be charged her interest on her
dralts at 7 per cent, until tho legul rate be
came 0 I kt cent, and then al full rates
until the interest charges against her and
to his credit wero enormous, and that
goods from the store for her liso were
churged at excessive figures. Several wit
nesses trstltled to Mrs. Stewart huving ro-x-a'edlv
declared that sha had given
Judge fill ton only a power of attorney to
manage the business lor bcr, and had
never intended to transfer tho projiorty lo
hi in. Hut nin.iiing ns wus all this testi
mony, the great surprise iu thu case came
when the conteslunts having finished.
Judge Milton's lawyers rested tlioir case
without a syllable of testimony in reply.
This was in April. Argument was set
for Msy I'O. As the time drew near for
.Mr. Chouto lo uncork bis oratory, rumors
Ix-gan to circulate that a compromise was
on font. This .was disnppoinUng to thoso
who had watched tho caso from the out
side, (or a raro treat had been anticipated
1 ".in Air. Choaie. who never bcloro bad
a pxiriunity forjtho exoreiso' of his po-
i.i.iar Intent tor I sharp spcocli making
e.pjal to this. I '
W h 1 hrr A r t rlcads.
From lb Petrol! Pre-i'l'mas.
'Was going up on tho car tho other
night," ho said, "and met a friend on tho
platform. Hud a big package under his
arm. Ollered him a cigar. Ho bxik iL
Didn't know till fin got off that be had
four box os nn.twrhis arm. What do you
think of thai?" -
"should smile to ripple. Mado a mis
take, however, and gave him a ciitnr that
wa loaded. Had It loadud to blow my
brother's hesd oil."
"And ll exploded?"
"Hotelier life) Maybe you have seen a
man out riding with no eyebrows and his
uose d ma up in a tug. Sumo man. Nover
speak to me sgain."
Mr. 4lMUIa)a)a k peak a.
I aim ix) s, June 0. Mr. Gladstone re
ceived an enthusiastic welcome at South
ampton. Iteplying lo addresses which
wero presented to liiin, he said the Lib
erals bad g.sxl cause to rongrutulate tliiiin-
selves Ukiii r ocent events. He declared
that II the next general election gavu re
sults prnxirliouetn to those given at thn
hv-ol.-r ions tho Homo Kiilo party would
gum IIM seats.
I" mm l.lls
The Itcv. Dr. Frimroio Do you believe
iu the unselfishness of human nature?
Indignant Artisan Yes, sir. I'm a cut
lory grinder by Irnd.i, and there's no truth
In lbs s.iyiu that every man lias an axe
It Is very linpnrtnnt In this t of vast
material progresj that a remedy be plca.lng
to the la.le and to the rye, raily taken, or-
rrptahlr to the iloins. h nnd heallliy in its
nsltire snd eRVcl. r.e-diig Iheie quail-
lies, (Syrup 01 t Igs is tlie one pi-rli-. I luvulivc
Slid III. xl gentle iburelle known.
Inscks your life in ilu Coun.-cticiit Mu
... . .1- t. 1111 ... .... .
111111. 1, ai. waiurvu.u, ngeui, 10 .HUJuon
A MklIMC t saaspla,
I'm m lli f h.
I'sison You sre a tuLd abstainer, I be
lieve, Mr. Flint.
Former Skinflint Yes si-, I I.e. I never
tasted liipior but once, and that was to the
county fair Iwriity-llirco years ag i. lies
Haul. in k treated me three tun s thai dav.
snd I got jest iisr.y eui.ii)fh lo let M.mo
wsinii uaxs a lel nickel on me. ben I
found thai ouli I - a to myself "vou've
had enough, an I anil tcichud adiop
sciuv, uor I aiut, fcoin' terl
If you want a swwsl month sml brrsth. If
Ills (funis btx'oiiw S.xtiiy, they lo-o their
.ii rloliol.lli.co-. lll. I hn n- nt N.o
110 il Is liivluilf"S-oi anv ll 1. .Mores ih
laruir w hi' li separates lie I.eiU n, gum.
IS. J, Mnola). r-l-pha S41.
Old bran li.-sf r mcdu inal use,
kf.ia itit.u.nli Slixiii iii., ... I I..1...
sU-d lood, lllore(rI 111 otdering Vinegar
Ih sure you gt the "Ozark" brand, which
is m.lorsod by every lurg grocer in the
Wa have just rerolye.l a barge load of
Pittsburg (iss Coke, very flue, rui.hurg
snd AuUirsclte Cowl snd Ash and Oak
Wood. C. K Usjis A. Co,
nmov . osiss,
ol the hair.
Uurueti's Flavoring xlraets are the
1X0ETH knowing Is that blood dis.
eases which all other remedies full
to cure, yield to Ayer"s Sarsapsrlllu,
tlon of this state
ment comes to
band dally. Even
' such deep-seated
and stubborn com
plaints as Itheu-
tlo Gout, and the
like, are thorough
ly eradicated by
the use of this won
Mra. IV Trvlnr
Ixlge, 110 West
11th street, Hair
V.irlr mHIIIm .
About two years sgn, after suffering
for nenrly two yeors from rlisuinutio
pout, being able to walk only with great
discomfort, and having tried various
remedies, Ineliidjng inlnernl waters,
without rollof, I saw by an advertise
ment In a Chicago paper that a man hod
boon relieved of this distressing com
plulnt, after long aufferinjr, by tukiug
Ayer's Harsnparlllo. I theu deehlud to
make a trial of this medicine, and took
it regularly for eight months. I am
pleased to say that It elTerted a com.
pl.-le cure, and that I have since had no
return of the disease."
Mrs. I A. Btark, Nashua, N. IT,
writes: "One yeur auo I was taken ill
with rheumatism, being confined to my
bouse six months. I rsme out of the
sickness very much debilitated, with no
appetite, and my system disordered in
every way. I commenced to use Ayer's
Sursaparilla and began to Improve at
once, gaining in strength and soon re
covering my usual lieullli. I cannot say
too much In praise of tills well-kuuwn
"I have taken a great denl of medi
cine, but nothing lias douo mo so
much good as Ayer's Sarsuiiarilla. I
folt its beneficial crToetn before I hail
?ulte finished one bottle, and I can
roely testify that it Is thn best blood
nimliMue I know of." L. W. Ward, br.,
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass.
Trie 1 ; all boute. $1. Worth i a boltla.
' irTHCRC IS
nt.nn i uwni w
sour eructations, pals and dlitenlion, yon
know Uisl the food it frrmenling , not digest
ing. Clean the mucous linings by tuing
Mandrake as compounded in Lit. Schenck s
Mandrake Pills. Tills Dot only cleanses Ih
surfaces but sets the secrrtioni going and
Improves their quality so that there will be
no more sourness,
Las a hundred shapes. Alwsys painful snd
dntresilng. Ths Stomach must b treated
carefully and persistently. For this purpose
there it nothing in nature like Mandrake.
Ur. Schenck s Mandrake Puis never Uil.f
A dangerous condition of bowels, leading lo
Inflammation, pilot, rupiure, hemorrhage.
Due to bad digestion. Never was a case
thai ths Mandrake fills would not cure.
And to of y -
and painful Irregularity of bowels owing to
ths Irritatioa of lha mucous linings by ih
passage of tour snd indigested food. Clean
snd o lli the linings and tee that Ih
stomach ttnp Impoiing on the bowels,
Schenck 't Mandrake 1'illt sre sovereign. 1
t'nr Ml. by all Pnrslita Prir ts eta par km
S Ix.ta) fur tA rU. ; ur at-nl by ftsll, tatfa fl,
eanartplaf nrlca. Itr.J.U.SUwack SSaa,rLUs,
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FOLLOWING FAMOUS VOOAXi ARTISTS :
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