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I thought the deacon liked me, yet
I wa'n't adzackly shore of bit
For, mind ye, time an' time agin,
When jiners ud be comin' in
I'd see him shakin' hands as free
With all the sistcrn as with me!
Bat jurin' last revival. where
He called on me to lead in prayer,
An' kneeled there with me, side by side
A-whisper'n be 'elt sanctified
Jes' tetchin' of my garment's hem'
That settled things as fur as them
Thare other wimmin was concernedi
An'-well!-I know I must a-turned
A dozen colors! Flurried?-la!
No mortal sinner never saw
A gladder widder than the one
A kneelin' there an' wonderun
Who'd pray! So glad upon my word.
I railly couldn't thank the Lord!
THE JLLED METIG
BY JENNIE WOODVILLE.
Immediate~y after the Proela
nation of Emancipation the fires
were burning high on the altar of
liberty. and, guided by their illu
sive light, Aunt Milly set out in
the pursuit of happiness-to be
found among her cousins in Phila
Now, Aunt Milly was nearly
seventy years old and ha(' never
been a dozen miles beyond her
native village; but the wiry little
black frame was a flat contradic
tion to her supposed age, and the
I cheerful confidence with which
she started on her journey would
have suggested to a superficial
thinker greater experience as a
traveller than the old lady could
boast. She was prominent and
active as a sister in the church,
but generally unpopular, being
variously estimated as the 'stuck
UppidiS nigger in town, 'a powful
wukker in de feel :' grace,' 'dat
meddlesome nigger o' Jedge
Brettt's,' a 'fier-y pi lar u' de
chuch,' etc. But when it was an
nounced that Aunt Milly had
cousins in the .North who had in
vited her to make her home with
them, the voice of censure was
silenced, the spirit of opposition
was broken. Aunt Milly was
meddlesome and scornful to her
eart's content, and no man mo
lsted or made her afraid.
On the morning of her depar
ture she went up to the 'House' to
say good-by, atnd was asked by
Belle, a girl of about fourteen,
whose 'mammy' Aunt Milly was,
what she expected.
'Well, honey, I dunno myself
'zactly, I had 'nuf ter eat an 'nuf
ter war, but when dey said I were
free. I wondered how treedom
were gwine ter feel. I sot down
an' waited. I didn' git no whiter,
an' I didn' git no smarter, an' 1
didn' git no richer, 'ccos I ain't
nuvver rid ou dat mule yit, an' I
ain't had nio forty' akers to set
him ter plowin' ; so I leffen you
all an' went out to sarvice. Still,
dat didn' hope me none, 'cos soon 's
I gits my wages I can't put 'em in
de ole stockin', I got ter put 'em in
some'n n' ter war, ant' some'h' n
ter eat, an' somue'h'n' ter' rub wid:
and some'b'n' ter pay somebody
ter tea' ter me, whieb ernybody
knows how niggers is bout takir
keer wun 'nudder. Freedomn aint't
done rme no good yit ; so I'mi
gwine ter try it up dar wvhar it't
come from. But I misdoubts some
times,' said the oid woman, shak
ing- her- itadL reflectively. -When
hI use' ter git .t little money by dis
dat or t'other. I put it in de ol(
stockin', an dar' it ':v,yed ; de doc
tor didni' hold moe 'spotnserbul for
Jedge Brent's iuigger~ hab'n' dt
rumertiz ; an' if I htlo ini had nt
cloze, I would a looked ot it as
Jedge Brent's affar-'twar'i( m?
nigras was gwine z agged ; e:
~f I ba,i a got hoengry-well, well
1 spec' in dat case I wouldt
loked on Jedg~e Bret's~ niggc
same ez if she had a been mine.'
'You are not go)ing to wea1
yotr black satin, are you ?' asket
'Hly, chile ! course I is ! Wha
would de people in d,e Norf saj
tr see me comid' up dar wid
ole half-cotton ? Lx', botney, yor
ain't bin dar ; you ~iunno nuffin
n.Iat e umsatin kum from d<
Norf. Yo' grammma gimme dat
mor'n forty year ago. It's de hite
o' do f.shion.'
'By the way, Aunt Milly,' said
Mrs. Brent, 'where are you go.
-To de Norf, ma'arn. Ain't I
done tole you ?'
-But to what part of the North ?'
-Whar Sarv Ann lives.'
'But where is that ?'
'I forgits 'zackly. Up Norf'
-But l: w will you get your
I. jes' gwine tell de car man I
wants to go to de Norf'; an' den,
if I pay my money, it's his bizness
ter take me dar bedoubt no mo'
foolishness. What's dat to him
wnar Sarv Ann lives ?'
-But that is where you wish to
An' dat's up Norf ; an' dat's all
I gwine tell him.'
'But it may be at some little
nlace. You- must ask him to let
you know when ydu come to it,
so he can put you off.'
-Put me off? Off o' what ?' the
blue-white eyeballs rolling defi
'Off where you want to stop,'
said her ex mistress soothingly.
'Off the car.'
'Put me off de kyar ? 1 say put
me off! Ketch me lettin' him nur
nobiy else put me off o' nothin'
Jes' let him try ! Howsomdever,
I got one good holt on him; he
dunno whar I keeps my money.'
'Bu.t you will have to give him
your money before you go.'
Aunt Milly put her head be
tween her kneesand indulged in a
low, cackling laugh 'Now, Mis
Lucy, I wonder ef you is dat in
ncrsunt sbo' 'nuf ter b'leeve I
gwine truss dat strange man wid
my money 'fo' I gits de wuf uf it
in ridin'? Hy ! S'pos'n he puts me
off an' I ain't rid but a mile? Er
s'pose de kyar blows up, an' we
gits kilt., an' I ain't got no ride ter
speak of-may be aint even et my
sack, an' dat all gits 'stroyed too,
-is he gwine gimmre back dat
money to git mo' snack an' pay
de doctor ?'
'Well, Aunt Milly Judge Brent
will be home presently, and I
want you to wait for him to gc
to the depot with you, to see thai
they deal fairly by you.' So as a
fvor to Mis' Lucy, Aunt Milly
consented to wai; and in due
time Judge Brent, having ex
aminied -Sary Ann's' letters, tool
the old woman down to the depol
and bought ber tickets to Phila
delphia, making himself person
ally responsible for the integrity
of the 'ear man.'
'By the way, Milly,' said be at
the cars were about to move
'ere is my sister's address, wher<
she lives in Philadelphia. Yoi
must tell her 1 told you to go t<
er if you needed anything.'
After an absence of about tw<
years-during wbich Judge Bren
lost his wife-Aunt Milly reap
peared suddenly, just befor<
ChrisWmas, in the judge's study
where be was sitting with Belle
'Well, Milly,' said the judge, 'hov
did you get on with your reia
tions, and what do you think o
Philadelphia generally ?'
Aunt Milly settled herself in he:
cair and plan ted her val'se squari
in front of her on the floor. Thei
she cleared her throat and glancee
cautiously around the room.'
ain't gwine ter' holler it out at d
market-house dat I was dis'p'inte
in my kinfolkeses, but, Ma
Jeems. 1 nuvver got so tuk i
since I were born. Talk 'bou
sellin' niggers! Here sets a nig
ger dat she were solo out and ou
by her' cousins in Fillymydelphy
'D)ear' me !' exclaimed the judg
half laughing; 'how was that
'A cousin in de Norf ain't n
bettr'n a cousin now bar else, c
he's a nigger. I tell you whal
Mls' Jeems, a nigger is a niiger
u netfin but a nigger! You ma
m ' an' you may scrapie bina
all Va' riy whitewasb him. bc
ef be was ter die wid de wbitt
wash on him he wouldn't be
w hite marble staebwery like h
peared; de fust rain would was
him back to a nigger,-a dea
nigger,-like he railly waS.
'Why, what would your sr ciet;
and your church mnembers sa'
and all the rest oftyuri tr'id
mammy, to hear you talk so
'Dey ain't gwine ter hear me,
'cos I ain't gwine ter talk so whar
dey kin hear me ; but, ef dey was
ter, do would jes' say de trufe,
dat I were a ole fool for gwine,
an' got whit I 'zarved.'
'Wh at was that. mammy ?'
asked the girl tenderly.
'Never mind now, honey; some
time I gwine tell you bow 'twarn't
notiin' but mistakes and miz'ry
on 'count o' ignunce ; an' my
black satin dat yo' gram ma gim
me mos' clean done wore out ; an'
ef I was to die ter-night, Gabr'l
would sen' me in de groun' agin,
and say he warn't blowin' fer
'Did you see m3 sister, Mrs.
Rossiter?' incuired the judge.
'Yes, sir,' briefly.
'What kind of girl is Bertha ?' t
eagerly asked Belle.
'A mighty oncumfitubble sort o'
gal to be wid. She seed me talk
in' to her ma, an' shejumped back
an' bolered, an' put her ban's ober
her face and sez, 'Oh, ma! is it a'ril
ler 'scapod from Zoo?' in' arter
dat, every time I seed her dats
de way she goed on. I ain't got
no use for her.'
Evidently the old woman had
been roughly handled, and was
deeply sensible of having been
'tuk in ;' so Judge Brent changed
the subject, saying, 'Well, Milly,
Arthur has gone to college, and
Belle takes care of her old father
'Ain't Mas' Arthur comin' from
de unibursity Crismus ?'
'No; he hasn't the money.. You
see, losing so many slaves was
losing so much money, and land
now is only trees and dirt, rep
resenting nothing. I can hardly
pay the lad's college expenses.'
About a year after mammy's
return, Judge Brent received in
formation of the death of his
sister, Mrs. Rossiter, and of her
desire that be should assume the
guardianship of her daughter Ber
tha, having her spend her bel:
days and vacations with his famr
ly ; whereat Aunt Milly made an
expressive grimace, and commen t
ingz on Belle's anticipation of
pleasure on seeing her cousin,
said grimly, 'oh, yes, I were
mighty keen ter see my cousins in
Fillymydelphy too,.an' de upshot
of it was, I seed 'em,-seed clean
fru 'em !'
Influenced, perhaps, by Aunt
Milly's estimate of Bertba, Belle
was conspicuously deficien:t in
affectionate demonstration, and,
influenced perhaps in turn by
Belle's lack of effusion, Bertha
made no resistance to the feeling
of repulsion which sprang up in
her heart against her cousin.
Thus neither made any effort to
conciliate the other, and the re
suit was an amicable, but most un
cousinly coolness,-a state of feel
inlg amply illustrated in the fact
that, though they occupied the
same chamiber, each girl scrupu-.i
lously used her own hairpins.
EventuaJly, and with the same
amicable coldness, they selected
Another year passed, and the
~'Christmas holidays were again
appjroaching. Arthur had come
home this time, bringing with
him a ela,ss-mate, Oscar Lee, a
~gentleman, a scholar, and the
owner of a bank-account. We
speak of him with due reverence
in the latter character, and only
mention incidentally, as minor
facts, that he was relliabie as a
friend, courteous as a gentleman,
and oh, so handsome !
Bertha and Belle had also some
young friends staying with them ;
so the old country-house promised
to be quite alive during the sea
son, and the exciting diversion
chosen for Christmas-eve was tab
'Oh, psbaw !' exclaimed Arthur ;
'that meauns keeping twventy or
tirty people wai ting an hour
wile a balf-dozen of you.- are
laughing and painting your faces
and playing jokes en each other
behind the scenes. I move that
the guests be allow~ed to walk
about, talk, laugh, sing, or even
dance, behind the scenes, if so in
SOn the morning of the 24th,
,Belle wsrh standing by the library
'window, 'looking at the trees and
shrubbery gleaming w ithb icicles,
when she was joined by Bertha lit
and Mr. Lee. (cu
'Sentimentalizing ?' asked Ber- re
tha mockingly. ''Nature's dia
monds,' 'radiant fringes,' 'poor
men's jewels,' etc.?' B
'Somewhat in that vein,' replied 'P
Belle quietly. 'Not exactly.' I
'What were your thoughts, Miss
Belle?' asked Mr. Lee gently ; for th
the girl's voice bad a touch of
pathos in it. br
'I was thinking,' Belle answered yo
slowly, 'how sad it is, how mourn- co
ful, how pitiful, how distracting, foc
never to have owned even one
Nttle diamond ; and I do want a th
ring so dreadfully !' bu
Mr. Lee laughed ; so did Bor- in(
tha ; so, finally, did Belle.
'1 should like to show you a wi
ring I have got as a Christmas no
ift for my sister. I should like ag
to have your opinion of it,' said
Mir. Lee presettly. de
'I should like to see it,' re
turned Belle, half laughing still ; it
and if it be a diamond, I wish I wi
were your sister.' I
'I don't want you for a sister,' in
said Mr. Lee. we
'Though I am suro it was not see
intended. Belle,' said Bertha ir
ritably, as Mr. Lee walked off and BE
jiwned a group of young ladies, ag
that speech ofyours sounded so w<
like a hint that I almost expected
Mr. Lee to offer you the ring.' BE
'Mr.Lee is a gentleman and could
not have done so offensive a 1
thing,' replied Belle. 'In what tl
character should I accept a ring pC
from Mr. Lee? He is hardly sh
my friend. It would have been th
At nightfall, when Annt Milly
came to help her dress. she said, B<
'Mammy, have you been to the su
young ladies' room ? What is tis
Bertha going to wear? How does nc
she look?' re
'Don't ax me how Miss Burfur th
look, chile! She ain't nuvver
looked fa'r nor hansum to me sa,
since she called me a r'iller from ey
de Zoo; which it didn' do her no
credit to be makin' little of a ole th
creetur dat were low down 'nuf hi
a'ready. I 'spises her.' L
'I don't blame you, mamnmy, for th
feeling so,' said Belle, patting the ac
bony black shoulder; 'but you it
know you- must not talk so to ac
me, because I ought not to per- us
mit it. I am not fond of Bertha th
my self, bu t she is a lady-' sa
('I dis grees wid you, honey.')
'A lady, and my kinswoman. ge
Therefore i never say anything
against ber.' rc
'Hy ! You jes' now done it ;' and b:
the childish old woman cackled of
'Oh, that was just intended as a w
delicate little compliment to you,
mammy, not to prejudice you-' el
Lor' chile ! You can't tell me ti
nuffin' 'bout dat gal. I knows her w
fr~m de frizzles hanging over her pl
for'ead down to de high-heel io
shoes, whbich dar ain't hard!y room as
'nuf in 'em for her big toe.'U
'She is certainly the prettiest ir:
girl in Easton.' a
'I dis'grees wid you agin. honey, I
an' so do Mr. Lee, ef she would ta
let him show it; but every time
she see him makin' up ter you she ti
come up: 'Ob. Mr. Lec, ain't de t
sunset on do mountains a squiziek si
pishur ? Come to de winder.' I
kin see fru a pane o' glass, ef I is U
a 'illIer outen de Zoo.' I
'Well, what is she going to
'I calls it a red silk. Sbc calls a1
it gyarnit. Ail bunched up wid d
red satin, an' red satin pleets fol'it tl
'cross de lap like tucks tur'nt up- p
side down wards. I ain't sayin' de 1it
dress ain't pretty.' I
'Oh, yes,' said Belle, with a h
little sigh that cut mammny to the r<
heart and made her hate Bertha t<
more cordially than ever, 'I have te
seen it, It is lovely.' t'
An hour later she was stand- E
ing beside Bertha in the crowded d
parlor, when Mr. Lee joined h
them, carrying in his bai a little d
box, and 'Oh, how beautiful ! how b
very beautiful !' exclaimed Belle as l
her eyes rested on the ring it con
-Hr exclamation arrested at
tetionl. and soon a little crowd
ad a ered to survey the superb
trinkc. In the midst of these
commn :nbt. and while the ring was s
u Belle's/ nossessi' n the h
hts were extinguished and tl
rtain rose on the time-honore
presentation of Pocahontas an
When the room was relighte
lle said to Bertha and Mr. Le
lease ste'p back and be carefu
have let the ring fall.'
'How careless!' exclaimed Be
'No, Bertha,' said Belle; 'yo
usbed it. from my hand whe
u passed in front of me. C
urse it is on the floor ; but
r some one will crush it.'
Every one stepped aside, an
a floor was carefully searched
t the ring remained in its hi(
It is very singular,' said Berth:
th unpleasant emphasis. 'I d
t recollect having brushe
ainst you, Belle.'
I do,' answered her cousin wit
Well, the ring is missing, an
is to valuable to be given u
thout an effort to recover i
mean no reflection on any on
particular when I propose tha
each and all submit to b
Belle cast a startled glance s
,rtha, and exclaimed with gre:
itation,, 'Oh, no! sever ! J
)uld be disgra'eful !'
'Disgraceful to whom ?' aske
'I agree with Miss Belle,' sai
r. Lee, looking pale and ver
in about the nostrils, 'and o
se it posi,ively as one w1
ould have somewhat to say i
e matter, being owner of tf
'And I,' said Arthur, 'agree wii
,rtha, and insist upon adopting h
ggestion. I being the represent
te of the house. I am sure th
ne of our guests will feel they a
flected upon when we all submit
e same ordeal.'
'Oh, Arthur! I cannot ! I will not
id Belle, her face aflame and h
-es brimming with tears.
-You can. and you shall !' said A~
ur imperiously; but *.he agitation
s sister became so painful that N
e again interposed: 'Arthur,
is is allowed to proceed, you mt
t count me your guest longer th:
will take to pack my trunk. .A
cident has occurred to which any
was liable who beld the ring ; ai
e ring is probably 'now lying
fety within a few feet of us.'
'Very likely,' said Bertha, in su
stive sotto voce
'Doubtless it will turn up to-m<
w under the piano or between t
ek and front of the sofa,' said o
the girls, 'or in some place whe
y of us might find i't if we only kn<
here to look.'
'Ah ! that's really bright:!'e
aimed Bertha, satirically ; 'and
ink if the rest of us set our wits
ork as vigorously we naight acco:
ish something. I, for one, amn an
us to remov-e so-so unpleasant
sociation with Uncle James'-a.
nle James' family ; and if sear<
gme will contribute to that end,
n sure I shall not feel hunmiliatt
cannot imagine why Belle shot
ke such a view of it.'
'I insist upon it,' said Arthur, ma
fled and excited-'I insist upon
>at Belle shall prove-that BE
>all be the first to allow herself-'
Whereat Be!!e uttered a cry of d
Lay and ran to her chamber, whi
2e threw herself sobbing on the b
The tableaux were a ?ailure. Th.
as no laughing~ behind the seen
ad little appreciation' in the
ence ; for Belle was the darling
3 village, and her preseut pain
osition was almost equally distre
gto her guests. They missed I
right, sympathetic ways ; they miss
er ready assistance; and each c
sented what the rest were suppos
think. Arthur made a final eff
iinduce his sister to go down ag;
the parlor ; though he added, tl
ould prove nothing unless she p
ueed the ring, for any one Co.
ave concealed it in a hundred wi
uring the length of time she I
een absent. Belle was weeping
'Do you know where it is ?' he
'Oh, Arthur ! No !'
'Are you willing to t>e searched ?
'Yees,' he drawled contemptuous
n hour ago that would have bi
ufficient ; now it is a deception. T
r Some one carmc groping through
d the darkness, a::d Belle felt Aunt
c Milly's hard hand pressed against her
d 'Oh, mammy, dear old mammy,
a. where can that wretched ring be?'
I. sobbed Belle, despairingly.
'Honey,' said mawmmy, in a tone of
r. gentle reproach, 'what make you ak
so? Wby wouldu' you let 'em sarch
n you ef you knowed de ring warn't
n 'bout you ? But it looked mighty bad
!i for you ter cry an' say how you
I wouldn' do it for nobody.'
'Oh; mamuny I know it! I know it
d looked dreadtul.'
'Wh't yon do it cur. den, honey?'
I asked the old woman, tenderly
'Because I couldn't help it, mam
L, my ! Oh, I couldn't ! I couldn't !'
o Mammy placed her mouth close to
d Belle's ear and whispered low, 'You
dunno whar 'tis, does you, chile ?'
b -Oh, ammy, how can you think
d 'I don't, honey, nor Mr. Lee, nud- -
p der. I know he don't.'
t. 'He does not know what to think.
e It isn't.the loss of the ring he minds,'
,t said Belle, unconsciously betraying
e herself. 'Bertha and Arthur think
,t 'Course she does; and shegwicie
Lt ter take Mr. Lee take de wus view
t uv it ef she kiu.' And Belle's tear?
came in a renewed shower.
d (Conciuded'next week)
S03IE NATUI 1L HISTORY"
e 'What ferocious looking animal
is this ?'
h 'Tbat is the editor.'
er I,ndeed ! And are they very
a- dan zerous ?'
at 'Sometimes. When cornered up
re they have been known to be quite
to combative, and again they have
been known to g through a con
venient back window. Generally,
er they are mild and passive.'
'Wh'en are they most dangcel
o 'When intraded upon by a book
~agent who wants a forty-line local
ifor a seventy-five cent book, or by
st a poet with verses about gentle
' 'Are editors cross to each
c~i y when separated by several
in blocks of buildingas'
'Do they often bavc fearfulom
gbats with each other?'
-Occasionally, when they go 'out
>r in opposite directions and come
bupon each other by accident.'
e 'Are editors ever cowhided ?'
re 'Sometimes the smails ones are,
"W but the big ones are rarely mo
I- 'Do editors eat ?'
I'They do. It was formerly sap
to posed that they ate at long inter
Svals and upon rare occasions, but
Sit is now a well authenticated fact
an that they can cat a great deal
~ when they can get it.'
h 'What kind of food doi they like
~d. 'Tbey are not very particular.
d While they won't refuse quail-on
toast, fried crab or roast turkey
rabout Christmas time, tbny-liave-...
it been known to make a hearty
le repast off a dish of cold turnips
is and a consumptive herring.'
is -Can they eat concert tickets ?'
~re 'We believe not. Some people
d. have gained this erroneous im
re pression from false teachings in
e early lif'e, but no authenticated in
t stance of such a tbingr is on re
ul 'Do editors go free into shows?"
ss.! 'They do when they give a dol
elar and a half local for a twenty
:d fiv cent ticket.
ne 'Are all editors bald, like this j.
rt 'No ; only the married ones are
"n bald. But let us pass on-the
at editor does not like to be staredt
ysIt used to be said that a rolling stone
ad gathers no mess, but the Jeannette
si grab doesn't prove it. The sum first'
asked to bring Mr. Bennett's ship
n- home was S81.000, when it left the
committee it was $100,000, now as it
goes to the House the bill calls fo.t
$175,000, and when it reaches R. B.
Hayes for signature it will be $200,
ly. 000. Really this isn't handsome 'of
en Mr. Bennett, with his million a year
ou income from his paper to ask the tax
paer t ay - r his caprice.