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NEJ. WBERRY STOTEI.L.p
A.LBW. T. .IO.
TslantHtelCo issiner openfor.
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racticeg patnlwinGo alit rchs,o
te aed,th besoffae, a ttentivreme a
Ha- oe opst the City un Ha-l.-wh
LIFE'S QUIET WAY. tl
I clip high-climbing thoughts,
The wings of swelling pride;
Their fate is worst that from the height IB
Of greater honor slide. d
Silk sails of largest size
The storm doth soonest tear; it
I bear so low and small a sail
As freeth me from fear.
I wrestle not with rage
While fury's flame doth burn;
It is in vain to stop the stream
Until the tide doth turn.
But when the flame is out,
And ebbing wrath doth end, st
I turn a late enraged foe
Into a quiet friend.
And, taught with often proof, ti
A tempered calm I find
To be most solace to itself,
Best cure for angry mind. B
THE LLED MEETINGI ,B
BY JENNIE WOODVILLE. L
-o.- , I
The guests could be heard down fu
in the hall taking their departure, p,
except those who were to remain
for the night, and, in Belle's ab
sence, Bertba was lightly and. B
gayly receiving their atidieux ; at
then the girls went up to the prin- fo
cipal guest-chanber, whither Aunt h
Milly presently followed them in A
the office of femnme-de chambre. Ber
tha was sit'ting on the floor, pull- 8
ing off her shoes and stockings; of
Susie May was 'doing up' her A
hair in murderous-looking pins; b<
Eva Carnes had just jumped into t
bed, and was pretending to shiver ei
beneath half a dozen blankets; k
Rose Lamar, in a white night- s
dress and blue dressing-sacque,
was holding the back of her hand
to her torebead, whbile she burnedr
her fair face over the bot coals in
which she had buried a quantitya
'Wasn't it the funniest thing, sI
girls,' said Bertha, giving her A
slipper a toss that set it flying b
across thbe room, 'about thbe ring? ?
And wasn't it silly the way Belle
behaved ? As Uncle .Tames was r
from borne, Arthur should have k
used authority in the matter. It
certainly looked very badly for
'What you mean by dat, Miss.
Burfur ?' asked a sharp voice that u
proceeded from a wardrobe in
which Aunt Milly was hanging up v
'I mean whbat I say, and whatg
everybody else thinks; and I will
have you to understand that my t]
conversation is not intended for
your entertainment.' h
'I knows dat, Mise Burfur. Ia
ain't Mr. Lee, which he kin git
mo' uv it en be wants; but I can'tr
bear nobody fling side ways at
Miss Bella, eben if you does call
me de 'riller 'scaped out o' de Zoo
an' dat impidint ole Afficun ; n
which I heerd you sa so dis morn
'1 am sure I make no secret of it
my sentiments toward you, you
old mummy,' said Bertha angrily.
'No, Miss gurfur,' retorted t
Aunt Milly with an air of ex
tremest humility, 'I gi bs you cred
it for bein' de outspok ins young y
lady I ever seed. Yo' santimans
aint no secret 'bout Mr. Lee, nor
me neither; but thinks I gits onu
easier en Mr. Lee, 'cos you 'stows
mo' uv yo' tensbans an' santi
mans on him en you does on me.
'Hold your impudent tongue l'r
said Bertha as the girls varied
their several occupations by a y
unanimous giggle. 'You shall be h
dismissed to-morrow. Leave the b
'Yes'm,' said Aunt Milly de
ferentially, arter I hangs up dese
young ladies' dresses; an' den,
perhaps, you will 'low me ter stay
long 'nuf ter tell you who stoie of
dat ring.' i
All eyes were turned on the old
woman, who continued placidly s
to fold and place in proper posi
tion the various articles of apparel
scattered around. At length she
opened the door and paused on f
the threshbold to make a stiff,
old-ained court.eay. Id
'Who stole it, annt3 ?' called a
oice from beneath the blankets.
'I done it myse'f, honey,' said
ie old woman, quietly-'Good
'Where is it now, then ?' called
ertha, following her half-way
Dwn the ball.
'I let it drop in de low' hall, an'
roll down de steps, an' I ain't
ed it since.'
The next morning before Belle
as up, Bertha sought her room
Vbo do you think had the ring,
'I have no thought about it,'
id Belle languidly, 'I have no
ea who h is it.'
'Old Milly took it,' said Ber
'That is not true,' returned
'It is, and Arthur and Mr. Lee
-e quarrelling now in the library
)out what shall be done with
,r. Arthur will have her off to
il before you can dress' (for
elle bad sprung out of bed and
as hurrying on her clothing).
[0 ; there is plenty cf time. Mr.
ee is in the library, I tell you.
would not go in tbere in that
essing-gown if I were you. It
not genteel,' Bertha protested ;
r Belle looked so exceedingly
-etty in it that the indecorum
'I don't care if it isn't,' said
elle hurriedly knotting the tassel
id leaving the room. Bertha
flowed more at leisure, and
,ard Belle say, 'Who accuses her,
'She says so herself, and she
tall go to jail for it. Disgracing
ir house-a gentleman's home!
thief to attend the guests!' The
>y was walking excitedly about
ke room. 'And won't give it up,
ther ! Pretends she doesn't
oow where it is! I'll see whether
ie gives it up !'
'Mam-my go-to-jail !' re
?ated Belle slowly, like one in a
very-'mam -my, that waited
i mother whben she was a girl,
aid used to bring her notes, and
'andpa gave her to mother when
ie got married and left home!
nd don't you remember Arthur,
w she used to roll bothb of us
p and down the avenue when
on would get tired and want to
do too? And how she used to
oep lumps of sugar in her pock
'She stole that too,' said the
'She didn't. I am glad that it
ed to make your tooth ache. 1
ish it would aebe again this
'That is a pretty way for a
rown woman to talk ! Make my
Oth ache, indeed !' sneered Ar
'Mr. Lee,' said Belle, turning to
im with sudden dignity, 'does
ammy say she took the ring ?'
'I understand so, Miss Belle,' he
aplied with gentleness and cour
isy ; but whbat woman need be
>ld the difference between gen
eness and courtesy and tender
'Ring for mnammiy, Arthur-Mr.
ec, I do not think mammy took
'Nor do I, Miss Belle.'
'Who did take it then, do you
ain k?' inquired Bertha.
'It was brushed from my hand
!en yoa pressed against me,
erta,' said Belle decisively.
Con said you had not a fair view
f Captain Smith, and leaned al
ost across me. It fell from my
ngers then. And, Mr. Lee, you
ore standing directly by my
de at the time, and mnammy was
~sting the corner of a waiter of
es on one end of the piano. Do
ou not remember ? 1 do not see
ow it is possible for xnammy to~
ave taken it. M.ammy, you didk
ot take the ring that was lost
st night, did you.?' as the old
'You were ten. or twelve feet
om me w hen . had it.'
-1 might y nimbul when I gits
Lartit, an' 1 mighty black. I
on't make a streak o' light whben
cuts roan' in de dark.'
'You did not -tske that ring,
'Why should tsho say so if she
A not do it ?' ase:d Arethnr.
'Arthur, you are a mean. un
grateful boy,' exclaimed Belle,
bursting into tears, 'not to feel
that dear, good old mammy is in
nocent; and I would not read
your diploma if you were to got
'Your whole career so far proves
that you have more sentiment
than brains, but in time you will
naturally grow older and, we may
reasonably hope, more rational ;,
so I trust by the time I get my
diploma you will be ready to read
'Mammy,' said Belle piteously,
'why do you say you are a thief?'
'Why should she say it, Belle,
unless she is ?' inquired Bertha.
'What is your interest in the
matter, Bertha?' asked Belle,
turning suddenly upon her cousin.
'You say I brushed it from your
hand ; naturally, I wish to know
where its travels ended.'
'1 done tole you,' said mammy
'And you'll have to go to jail
for it,' said Arthur hotly.
'What good dat gwine do, Mas'
Arthur?' asked the old woman
placidly ; I 'can't git it back no
mor'n you kin. What's yuse o'
puttin' me in jail ?' !
'Don't be afraid, old woman,'
said Mr. Lee, turning to leave the
room. 'Let the ring go, and go
you likewise. I hope never to
hear of it again.'
'What't dis note, sir?' 'Twere
hant' to me jes' now,' said Aunt
Mr. Lee took the paper and
'The followin' persons are called
to appear befo' the Vigilant Cum
mitty of the Baptist Church of
Easton, to answer certain charges
and be expelled or otheways voted
'By order Chairman
'To MILLY BRENT, Lucy HAN
COCK, ANNA JONES, etc., etc.'
'Oh, yes,' said Aunt Milly ; 'I
eern I had to 'pear ter-morrow
night..' S3he turned to Mr. Lee
and made him a low courtesy :
'Mr. Lee, you was born a gen
'mun, an' you ain't shed your
genmunship, .an' I b'lieve you
gwine war dat same skin long es
you lives. De ring were gone,
but I don't bar you no ill will on
dat 'count. I 'ceps what you has
said de same as ef you had a gim
me de ring, an' thanky, sir. You
couldn' a made it outer me, no
ow, 'cos I dunno whar tis; but
Miss Burfur an' Mars' Arthur
seems to think it would be a sat's
fackshun ter put me in jail ; which
you don't think so, an' agin I say
Thbe day passed heavily. Belle
felt oppressively the cloud which
rested on her, and all her friends,
er gay young guests, even the
servants who wvaited at table,
shared her depression.
It was after dinner, and the
company had adjourned to the
parlor. Some one was singing
tat weird ditty, 'The Three
Fisers.' Arthur was walking
moodily up and down the room.
Mr. Lee was standing, his elbow
on the mantel-piece, his head
resting on his hand, talking to
Bertha, who was seated on a foot
stool at his feet, a plate of hickory
nuts on her lap.
'Oh, those driadful fishers!' she
presently exclaimed in an under
tone, placing the plate on the rug.
'Let's away from the harbor bar.
Come to the library and let's play
As she spoke she brushed light
ly that portion of her dress which
Aunt Milly had described as
looking 'li,ke tucks turnt upside
downwards cross de lap,' and as
she brushed it there leaped from
its folds a brilliant circlet, whicL
both she and Mr. Lee recognized
as the missing ring. It bounxed
and rolled half way across the
room, and Arthur very nearly
crushed it as he turned in his
moody promenade. Mr. Lee res
ued it and disappeared with it
into the library, where Belle al
ternately laughed and cried over
it for the brief remainder of the
afternoon: 'I won't tell Aunt
Milly 'of our discovery. She has
been publicly accused: let her
be publicly acquitted. iBesides,
Sa ad a young gentleman
to attend the trial with me, and I g
want it to come off.' 0
'W bat young gentleman ?' y
'That tall, handsome boy who st
sat next me at dinner. He is my sh
ex-Sunday-school scholar. I knew
Arthur would not go with me.' sp
'Well, that tall, handsome boy n(
who sat next you at dinner has ed
bad his share of your society. I tb
shall take you to the meeting,
and the tall, handsome boy may an
go with the pretty little girl I fo
had for my neighbor at table.' gi
The next night, after the reg. or
ular religious exercises at the sp
Baptist Church, the meeting was eb
called to order to decide upon the all
cases tg be brought before it. A st
stout, 'ginger-cake' mulatto, with da
the hair growing so close to his la
bead that it presented the ap- pr
pearance of a black silk cap,
stepped forward in the chancel, 'c
and summoned Lucy Hancock, til
Anna Jones, Mose Grimes, etc., te
etc., to appear and answer 'to de bi
ackizations de chuch had 'ginst
Lucy Hancock, Anna Jones, and je
about a dozen other negroes of ef
different ages, sizes, sexes and w
apparent conditions came sheep. -
isbly forward, and were catechized as
as follows: 'What worldly 'muse- y<
ment was you engaged in down at to
Piney Creek dis day two weeks?' y
The question was required to at
be repeated, and at length one of I
the party faintly responded, tr
'Hunt de squir'l.' te
'How does you play it ?' h<
'Fo' of us stan's up like postses, ar
an' one of us-' d<
'One of you says you is a ki
squir'l?' interrupted the ques
'Yes, sir.' h
'Don't you know you ain't a
squir'l ?' do
'Yes, sir; we don't b'leeve we is a
railly squir'ls.' y
'Don't you know you ain't? h
Ain'b you stannin' up dar, wid al
feets an' han's an' eyes dat dey ti
ain't no eyes 'cordin' to yo' size, B
an' teef dat nobody can't gouge de o
innards outen a hick'ry-nut wid o'
'm and den tell a squar lie, an' fr
say, 'I'm a squir'l' ? whbich a o'
squir'l is a little creetur wid big ki
pop-eyes an' hooks for teef an' a A
bushy tail. Is dat de way for R
Crishuns to talk ?' di
'We was jes' a-playin',' said one H
of the women, biting the end of
er handkerchief. h
'You was jes' a-lyin!l' shouted ce
the mulatto, springing off his feet. to
'You knowed you warn't no
squir'I, an' de res' uv' em j'ined y
you in de lie when dey run arter t(
you and said dey was huntin' uv at
a squir'l. You is done giv way b
'nuf ter Satan when you put on bi
dem fine rib'ns, whbich dey is naffin y
but a clap-trap on de modis' head- a<
gear uv de Bible, but when you u
say you is a squir'i what is got
'em on, de chuch feels boun' ter el
hang down her bead; an' all dat D
is for turnin' of you out for play- a
in' demr worldly, lyin' squir'l plays h
will hole up deir right han's' b
(every hand in the house was h
raised), 'an en:ny one as is for b
lettin' you all off an' 'sgracin de k1
chuch will hole up deir left Si
No hand was uplifted, and the y<
'convicks' were formally expelled, i
except two who professed to see e
their sin and were retained as
'silent members,' to remain such a1
for two years-that is, 'without IN
any church privileges save that of o
There was an interval of si- E
lence, for Milly Brent was next d
on the docket, an~d Miliy was not s
a woman to be- treated lightly; 'r
but the stout mulatto presently n
gathered up his courage and de- y
feentially invited 'Sister Milly' to n
Liko a jack-in-a-box, Aunt Mil- it
ly sprang up in her pew. 'Here's y
Sister Milly,' she exclaimed some- IN
what informally. 'W hat you want?' cl
'Sister Milly, you is iccused-'
'I ain't 'cused o' nothin' ! I tole ai
it myse'f,' planting her knuckles 't
or' her hips. b
'You kunfesses, den-' it
'I don't 'fess nothin' ! didn't b
nobody ax mec. I tole it' ('Crab. o1
bed'-ed and uiee enough in defi- bi
nition to have Laken her text from st
the Synonyn). 'I say I stole tc
Ida ring, and pr-es'n'y all you nig- b
rs what says I orter be turnt an'
iten de chuch is got ter hole up ma
r han's; but fus', don't de law yoc
Ly 'at de patryarks of do chuch om
ill be heered ?' a C
'It do, my sister,' solemnly re
onded a lean, long ashy-looking Ma
1gro with the white wool comb- ble.
straight up from his ears to mo
e crown of his head.
'Well, I is de mos' patryarkis of Mil
y of dese chuch members, but puf
r all dat, I gwine stan' back an'
b some of you all what is jes' Sis
'nary members a chance to act
eak for yo'se'f; an' den do gat
uch kin hole up han's on you fur
. Brudder Simmons,' to the hov
out mulatto, 'whose wife were Bri
t which you was sayin' to her wh
it bight at de corner, 'My nig
-ecious lubby ?'
,Ef dis 'ere meefin' is ter be kin
iwed ter indulge pu:sunal per. to
dlers I baigs ter be excused,' in- kra
rruped the mulatto, taking up tog
s hat. vnl
'Dat's what de meet'n' are far, ]
-pussunal 'tiklers all 01 you, not and
s for me. Well, cut out ' here the
you don't want to tell % hose fro:
ife it were, but it warn't you ! 'Fi
Hole up yo' ban's, niggers, al str<
don't want ter git tole on tha
>'se'fs. But stop a minit. 'Twould hb
ke tell daybreak ter par tiklit' ly,
)U all's stealin' an' slanderin' exi
d mischief makin', ter tell how ery
knowed it, den for you all ter ha<
y ter swar out of it, den for me me
r prove it. I cuse dem fus, as
>lds deir heads mo' patryarker ha<
i' de res'; an' you all which in'
)n't want ter git tole on yo'se'fs so,
n vote on 'em in a bunch.'
'Dat ain't law nor jestice, Sister blu
ily. One at a time; and fus',
eels take keer o' yo' own body. he3
'hat 'bout dat ring?' 'I stole it! fur
zr!' emphasizing her words with ke(
vicious liLtle courtesy ; 'an don't nu
>u all try to turn me out by wo
>ldin' up yo' black paws, which bal
I of 'em is got oder folkses' ho'
lings stickin' to 'em. Dar's you, mu
rudder Jones: yo' heels ud hab mo
one dey could do to take keer me
yo' body when you c6oes home she
om yo' master's sto' 'bout twelve
elo'k at night ef de perleece Le
ipwed what you had 'bout you. ste
n' dar's dat sassy nigger-lady yot
ose, yo' darter: whar she git Mi
~m fine rib'ns she got on now ? wb
or mistis 'Il bah 'em on ter moor we
e, but she can't magirie whar
~r French gray gloves is. Rose sur
~n't neither. Oh, no ! dey is too Be.
red ter be put back.'
Rose, being an aristocratic the
>ung colored lady, and supposed ala
have ribbons of her own. was ed
this point beard to sob audibly,
It not resentfully, and left the thi
nlding leaning on the arm of a me
ung ad orer, w bo grate fully
lopted this means of getting off
a whipped of justice. to
'Oh, yes, go on. I'll 'xpel de 1ev
luch 'fo' de chuch 'II 'xpel me. hal
eacon, what you gwine fur ? I pei
n't gwine tell 'bout do blac~k dia
org. Dar's a heal) o' things may
e I ain't gwine tell on folks in
e.' (The parson wriggled in Sa
is chair, and wondered if* she fal
ew what he had done with the Wi
>ciety money she handed him go
st week.) 'Brudder Smith, what re:
u gwine fur ? You is do only m4
an what is got de right to set sa;
,ill an' hole up yo' head.' an
The old roan paused in the aisle I I
d, hat in hand, replied to Aunt w~
[illy, 'I can't set still in de house Cl
God an' see people who calls A1
reselves His'n kyar on like this. ne
f de church is got ennytbing do
own g'in me, I is ready to ar.-T
rer it. Do gospil is writ plain re
uf for me, who is nuffin but a ab
igger, an' it's writ plain 'nuf fom to
ou, who is do mizerblist kind o' me
igger-a nigger, ooman ; an I'm 'c1
illin' ter hoar you talk 'bout it ro
ide proper place. But when m
ou comes ter 'ply de law, Sister
illy, you is cuttin' yo' petty
ats too short.' eh
'W~ell, go on, Brudder Smith. JI ri(
n't got nothin' g'in you. I heerd ca
out dat meetin' you all had for I
ringin' me up, an' dar ain't a niggeri
dis house which ain't got a riog in W(
is nose he put in his-se'f by his lyin'm
e stealin' or somne'b'o' else ; an' I
een huntin' roun' all de week for
icks ter put in 'em, an' I got 'em O"
>o; an' I kin giv' enny uv 'em in dis so
- ~e a ws' dat'll keep em off o' me' is
gimme de managin' uv 'em, no
.ter how frackshus dey feels. But
go on. Tell your master I rik
nens you. I wisht I was ez good
hrischun a- you-is a-a-gardner.-'
I wisht you was, Sister. Milly.
ster wouldu' hab no less wej'tab
, and de folks round about 'ud hab
Go on now, I tell you,' said Sister
ly with some asperity. 'You ain't
ts the door closed on the old man,
er Milly's eye roved with renewed
vity over the diminishing congre
on: 'Humph ! What yougwine
Lucy Harris ? I ain't gwine tell
r light yo' fingers is-Don't leave,
tdder Stickney. I ain't gwine tell
stole Mis' Miller's docks. yudder
Step out an' holler 'Fire !' so we
all run,' whispered Brother Horne
Deacon Jones. 'Dar won't be
rkter 'nuf lef' to hole de chuch
edder tell we kin git up a revi
)eacon Jones silently assented,
disappeared by the door behind
pulpit; and presently on the
ty night-air there rang the cry of
re !' and into the narrow village
et there poured the fragments
t remained of the called meeting.
ree persons were left,-Aunt Mil
Belle and Mr. Lee. The latter
i,ined to Aunt Milly the discov
of :.he ring, and inquired why she
I made so false an acknowledg
I knowed folks thought Miss Belle
1 it, an' I kum mighty near think
so myse'f. What make you .ak
chile ?' .
That is my secret,' said Belle,
An' I ruther bar 'sgrace uv it 'an
But I railly thought Miss Bur
had it, an' I knowed de.devil tuk
rr uv his own, an' she wouldn'
-ver git foun' out, an'* people
aid go on thinkin' it were .my
>y ; so I tuk 'sgrace uv it, enny
V. 'Sides, Miss Burfur got -so
oh cuyosty I knowed e'twouild
s' kill her not to know what make.
say I stole it, when I didn't; but
ain't so easy kilt.'
Well, darling, tell ine,' said Mr.
as he and Belle retraced their
ps horneward,-'tell me what -made
S'ak so' as Aunt Milly, or Sister
ly, or mammy, or-by the way,
at relation will she be to me when
are married ?'
If you are going to marry her, I
pose she will be your wife,' said
Without. waiting to discuss that,
n, why were you apparently so
rmed at the idea of being search
Because I really bad stolen some
ng from Bertha, and had it about;
at the time.'
You-you-really-What was it ?'
She ran up the portico steps, turned
wait for him till his head was on a
el with her lips, then, resting her
ids lightly on his shoulders, whis.
-ed in his ear, 'Your picture,' and
appeared through the front door.
K4r. Moody spoke in one of his
n Francisco exhortations of the
,e of those who, though other
se good persons, i ere not re-b
nerated by divine grace. He
~erred feelingly to a dear grand
>ther who had died unconvex ted,
ing : 'Although she was g'ood
d kind and dearly loved by me,
car she has met with the re
rd of all whbo die not owning
rist, I know she is in hell.'
that moment a young man
ar the front arose and walked
wn the aisle toward the door
here is a gentleman,' said the
rivalist, 'w ho is tired of listening
out Christ. He is going straight
hell.' The object of this public
buke turned and said, in a quiet,
ar voice : 'Well, is there any
~ssage I can take to your grand
>ther. Mr. Moody ?'
'You see,' said a live old bach
~r, on being advised to get mar
d, 'you see, I can't do it, be
se I could not marry a woman
idn't respect, and it would be
possible for me to respect a
man who would consent to
A. letter, in Queen Elizabeth's
rn handwriting, has just been
td at Leipsic for 300 marks. It
bhantifnlly cean and neat.