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Years so many: Sixty-four,
All come knocking at my doo-
F rst. the tiny baby years,
Ilipe with smiles and npe with tcara.
Then the buoyant, childish ones.
itcjcic:ns u liieiimme r tuna.-
K-edin not the winter's cold
"VVhil wrapt In Jove's protecting fold.
And covrthe ytrtrlhfnl maiden years,
Tim d joys and trembling fears,
Uopioir for a fatHre-brhjnljJ'jJ 'J "
"Without the glodia of sorrow's nijht.
ThciTcoinc the years of-woman's life.
Sometimes peace and sometimes strife,
Fond cares-iin?. triajs borne.''
Sad nights following brightest morn.
Mother's cares and wifely love,
Messed by God in Heaven above,
L'.sp'n? prayers and baby smiles.
Shielding one from Satan's wilei.
And last, the years of ripe old a;2.
Gazing down on memory's page
At dee-sand thoughts of other ycar3.
V.'ith joy all passed and dried up tears.
Thus, thus they gather all around,
Year o many to me bound;
They are now but sixty-four
17iII any more knock at my door?
-V. Y. Graphic.
man. Lookin' up I seed dat Frances -vraz
kneelin' wid us.
"Lady sister Frances." I said, "it's time
dat you wuz sroln ho'me. De can'le3 is "all'
burned away ani'delampa. is goin out." j$
"I will stay anhejp you pour de ba'm on
dis posinner," shV replied. f p
"I didavsy no tao' : but w'c3, mo' deaer
hour atterwardspde sinner 'got up ter gQ I
says ter her: "
"SisterFrances, if you-ain't "got no 'Jec
tions, 111 walk home "wid you.N "
She smiled de s3mo smile dat I had seed
twixt me an' de worm eat head boa'd o' de
grave an' said dat she would be pleased fur
me-ter 'company her. -Jjdoan know ivhut I
said terncr ez we walked erlong, but I know
dat w'en we got ter de little gate in front
o' de cabin' w'ar her folks libed, she wuz
leanin' on my arm. Do moon had gone
down, an' de flutterin' in de trees in de yard
told me flat de mawnin' birds wuz iixin' ter
begin dar twitterin'.
Brudder Summon," said dcladyez I wuz
erbout ter bid her good-bye, "dar 'pears ter
be suthin' on yo' mine."
"Jfotonly on ray mine, Sister Frances, but
dar is suthin' on my heart."'
Iwuzgoin' ter turn erway atter dis, but
she put her han' on myarm de same trcmb
lin' han' dat had teched my heart an' said:
"Tell me 'bout yo' troubles. Tell mo
whut i3 lyin' on yo' heart."
"Does you know dat it is er han!"
bes people in dis county wants ter 'leek
Hillson f ur sheriff. Di3 k-n only be done
by good men putin' darahoulders ter de
,wheeL I is Hillsba's "rifftC'fera m.u, an'
got de 'thority fokayin'Jdat if you'll
turnjn-an' makelspeecheaj fur him dat he
will pay you welL ' ' 52, .
, 3y wifelpokedaS"2Ir. Hennifen,"
said I, "Vnn, you say maylbe de truf, but I
is makin'speeche f ur daLawd."
,. i'es, but mafcin' speeche5Xur do Lawd,
Mr. Summers, needen'tSeep you from soeak
m', in fabero Hillson."" S
"Dave." said my wife. ":.ir. Hennifen is
sholy ritrht, an' mo'n dat. ef dar's cr man
Jul dis neighborhood, dat needs money, you
is uo man. ue loiics dat Ii33uus ter yo-j.
preach nebsr seems ter know dat wo, needs
things in dis house." . . . " 'J
THE PARTY LASH.
The Shamelfij ITsy )a ilVhJch the Brlga.
Those Democrats She Housejrho
thef united body of tfee'RepahheftwCJ
forthilrill id! refaHdi"tbesitrecttir
"Frances," I replied, Mr. Hillson ain't er
man oimy. choice. ,He-has,.beeniaixod,up J
inugiyenair3, an7 llram't make no speeches
fur him; so, lee da subjecirdrap right whar
it is." ' - " '
Eio Otts. Story of a Romance and
N. J. ! i in '
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An I il Hi till I
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TTritten for This Paper.
AR ain't no frolic in
whut I'm gwine ter
telL I know dat some
folks thinks dater nig.
ger's life is made up c
laziniss an' skylarkin,'
but dat belief, 'speci
ally in my case, ain't
de truf. O, I had my
fun w'en I wuz er
youngster. Bless you,
dar want cr pusson in
,-de neighborhood dat
i hankered atter mis.
il chief mo' den Dave
('lift 'i III I Summers did. but
In F 1 Mill '
iillllilij.'1'lllliystead o' ole agebrmg.
i-in' dat peace an' rest
which, eben in de libely time o' youth,
sensible pusons looks fonvard ter, dar
come trouble o' de blackest sort.
Won I wuz erbout fifty years ole, de
notion get inter my head dat I aughtcr
preach. I doan know how it got dar sholy
not becaze I had been thinkin' erbout it
fur ds fust thing I know'd er bout it wuz
wakiu' up one mawnin' widde idee. I talked
wid some o' my frien's an' da said, "Dave,
dat i er call, an' you better not be progick
in' vM it. De speret wants yer ter fling 3 er
voice inter de gospul work an' you better
not nuke er Jonah o' yerae'f by tryia' ter
"But how'o I gwine ter preach!" I axed.
"It's bout ez much ez I ken di ter read."
"De LmUwI ain't axed yer ter read," one o'
my frien's says, "He axes yer ter preach; ef
you ken real er little, you ken l'arn how ter
I wan, erway, mighty troubled in my
mine Jly wife had been dead fur ssbrel
ycir jvi mthabin'anychillun I libed by
inyso'f in .1 cabin on er big plan'ation. I
shet myself up an' prayed. De naixt
mawnin' my load 'peared ter bo heavier.
Darw.mt iiothm' lort fur me, so I. says: "I
will pre ich. I will get somebody ter l'arn
me how. t3r read mo' an' I will preach do
gospul dp bas' I knows how." Den I thought
o' my load but it wuz gone. It want long
till I stood up in de pulpit. Dar wuz sebrei
smart m?n 1:1 de church, an' it 'peared ter
muzo 'cm mfcht'ly ter yere er ignunt er man
cz I wuz talk erbout heaben an' de soul3 o'
men. Ah, L xwd ! ignunce ken fling ez much
light on some subjecs ez de greates' 'arthli
wisilom J:ea. I went at my work in earnes',
nottryin' tor git up er great 'citoment, but
'dcavorhi" tor show de folks de right way
tor live in dis worl so da would be better
prepared furde life ter come: an' of dar
cber wuz cr man dat wuz hones' an' true ter
his callin' I blebes dat I wuz do pusson.
'Mongdo members o' my flock wuz cr
mighty likely 'oman named Frances. I wuz
f u.t tl rawed toward her by her sir.gin', an'
one time when do sweatness o' her music
died awav, I looked at her an' 'knowiedged
ter it:j-3e'f dat I loved her. At fust she sung
Yas, fur I ken see it in de light 0' er
"Is itez wa'mczminc?" she said, cz sve
put her han' in my own fever-like grasp.
De naixt minit my arms wuz around her.
De mawnin' birds twittered in do tree3,
light gunter wink crcross de bottoms, an'
dar, ez de gold o' de day wuz chasin' de
lleetin' silver o' de dawn, I acd her ter be
14 surf (F,TN!o J
':.kt n:s tem'tatiox pass ekway."
"We wuz married. I tuck her ter my cabin
an' er bright light fell on my hearthstone.
She wanted ter he'p me in my wuck o'
'swadin' folks ter do right. "I know," sne
said, "dat folks all er round us will be mak
in' mo' money den we is, but money doan
water de flowers o' de heart, nur broaden
de 'jo-ment dat comes ter do soul." I lubed
her deeper atter she said dat, fur I seed dat
her natur want vain nur her heart set upon
de flesh pots o' de world.
I doan know wuder I preached better ur
not, but I know dat wut I said gunter nab
mo' 'iluence, an' dat folks gunter come furn
fur erway plan'ations ter yere me. My
wife's folk3 moved away, and w'en I axed
her ef she didn't feel like she aughter go
wid 'em, she smiled at wut she called mi-
foolish joke, put her arms erround my naik
"Dave, w'en I goe3 erway f am you I'll be
toted twLit men dat will walk slow."
Two years passed erv3y two o' de hap
pie' years o' my life. One day dar wuz
some bills stuck up 'nouncin' dat Andrew
Hennifen, er colored politician dat libed in
town, would on de naixt Friday make er
speech ter de folks. Er campaign wuz on
han' an' gre't intrus' wuz felt in de outcome.
"W'en do day come de weather wuz so show
ery dat da coulan' hoi' rte meetin' out do's,
30 some o' do men come ter me an' axed me
of da mout moet in de church. I didn' much
think dat it wuz de right sorter meetin' ter
be hel' in de house 0' de Lawd, but seeiu'
dat da" wuz all so anxious, I tole 'em dat da
mout. Den da axed me ter go ober an' lis
sen ter aa gre't speech wut do generman
wuz gwine ter mak2. I didn' like do ideo
o' settin' in my own church and lisscnin'
ter do skussion o' de erfairs o' do worl'. Don
Frances spoke up:
"W'y Dave," she said, "If we air 'gwine
ter lib in de worl' we mus' take some intrus'
in de erfairs o' de worl'. Ef de man hab got
any tmng wutn yeann, I doan see w'y we
aughtenter go an' lis3en ter him. Ef we
finds dat wut he say3 ain't fit fur us, w'y
den wo ken come erway."
"wut you says is true, Franci3," I replied,
"an' you mus' scuso me ef I is holdin' you
back in any way. Er ole man loves wid
jet ez much wa'mth ez er young man does,
an' it is er pity dat he doan lub wid ez much
"You musn't talk dat way, Dave' she
said wid er laugh, "fur in lovin' me yo'
jedgment ain't made no mistake."
Hennifen wuz er tall, yallcr man, an' wuz
much younger den I 'spected ter fine him.
In his speech he used er-good deal o' strong
talk, an' called er lot o' folks dat wa'n't
present, liars an' thieves. I didn't like dis.
but er man dat set naixt ter me tole me dat
it wuz all right, an' dat ef de speaker didn't
do dater way do folks would think dat he
wuz erfeerd ter 'nouncc his -principles.
Atter de spoakin' wuz over, de speaker come
up ter me, hil out his han' an' said:
"Mr. Summers, I has often hearn o' vou,
sah, an' I takes dis 'tunity o' shakin' han's
W'en I had shuck han's wid him, ho said:
"Is dis yo' daughter wid you!"
"My wife, soh," said I.
"Ah, I'se pleased ter meet de lady."
"Wo walked oa outen de house, an' Hen
nifen wuz so busj' talkin' 'bout de gre't prin
ciples o' hi3 party dat he didn't seem ter
notice dat he wuz walkin' erway f um do
croud wid us. Atter w'ilo he stopped an'
said dat h e reckoned he better go back.
"Won't you walk on boms wid us!" my
"I thanks you kindly; I bi'ebo I will," ho
answered. "I would like ter seo de inside
Hennifen 'sisted on savin' mo bnt T tole
him it want no use. He didn't stay loug atter
dis, but sayin' dat he would see me ergin,
"Dihjs you alluz 'spectter lib in poverty!"
my wife axed.
"I doan 'spect ter meek speeches in faber
o' erdi3hones" man." I answered.
Hennii en'come bad: interde neighborhood
do naixt week an' called at my house but I
want at home. W'en t axed Frances wut he
had ter say, she said dat he didn't stav but
erfewminits an' didn't 3ay much 0' any
thin'. Er few .'days atterwardsl hearn dat
he wuz in de neighborhood ergin, workin'
wid de voters, but he didn't come ter my
house an' I didn't hunt lam.
Nearly cr munt must hab passed w'en one
day I wuz called on ter preach de funul o'
er man ober in ernuder 'munity. I didn't
git back till lato in de night. De house
wuz dark, an' cz I went up ter" de dp' I
tangled my foot in do vine, stumbled an
tore it upbyde roots. Jwentinaa? lit de
candle. Frances want dar. I called her
stepped to do do' an' called her 'till de echo
o' my voice broueht back wid it de orv n or
night bird. I went ober ter er neighbors
house. De women folks gunter cry ez soon ez
da seed me. I axed ef da had seen Frances.
"O, Bruaer Summers, she's dun gone wid
dat yaller rasseL He fotch er buggy an
tuck her erway."
I went down ter de sycamor' trees tv'a'r
my old wife wuz buried, an' got down on my
knees. Dar want no bright smile twixt nis
an' de grave.
De women folks fotch flowers nearly ever'
day an' put 'em in my house, an' de men
folks tuck off dar hats wen dacomow'arl
wuz. I kep' on niakin' speeches fur do
Lawd, an' men dat wuz once noisy in church
wuz now quiet.
Do 'leckshun time come on, and I kotch
up my old gray hoss an' rid u ter town. I
went ter all de votin' places but didn't see
nobody dat I knowed. I heard one man say:
"Wouder wut dat cui3 lookin' 0I0 man is er
pokin' roun' yere fur." Den somebody an
swered: "Dars er yaller man dodgin' round
yere some whar dat mout fling somo light
on dat question." Ever' time I hearn o' any
p'litlcal ter-do any whar, I rid dar, but
didn't see nobody dat I knowed.
Winter time come, de col'est winter dat I
eber felt. One Sunday dar come er heavy
snow, an' dat night' it turned so col' dat
I could hardly keep wa'in by do fire. De
win' blowcd hard. Suthia' flapped ergin de
winder. I hil de candle an' dar seed de great
starin' eyes o'er night bird. I turned erway
an' had jes sot down by de fire w'en I hearn
er noise at de do' ; I lissened, an'den,I hearn
er groan. My heart felt de tech o' er cold
han' an' I knowed dat Frances had come
back. I opened de do' ; 3he lay on de groun'
wid hor face turned up. I tuck her in my
arms an' laid uer on de bed.
"Dave Dave, won't you foreib me?"
I stood lookin' at her. "O won't you lur
gib mei Do Lawd has pardoned me an' I has
come back ter ax you you "
"Yas," I said, "yas, po' child. Go ter
sleep in peace."
She looked at me an' tried ter smile, but
de light wuz gone an" dar -want no smile
twixt me an' de grave.
We laid her under de sycamo' trees, but
not w'ar my ole wife was buried.
I kep' on goin' ter p'litical meetins', an
some folks wondered why er ole man dat
nebervoted tuck such intrust in sich erfairs.
surrender. The caucus was employed
to accomplish the practical defeat of a
measure which was opposed at no
iinie."by -more- than -one-fourth of- the
membership of the House, which had
mittee. and which, was ruado up for
waaideratiqn underjrulea unnlmousljL
agreed upon bv the Committee on
Rules and adoptedby aa overwhelm
ing majority of the House.
Asihe matter "Stands at this moment
the Direct-Tax Kef ucding-bill is dead,
although we are told that an under
standing waa reached in the Demo
cratic caucus that a date for its con
sideration next December should be
fixed. If, however, those , who hare
been opposing it should renew their
opposition to any resolution to fix
such date, it would "be pretty certain to
meet with ultimate defeat. Mr. Randall
understood this when Jie sought to in
troduce a resolution making the bill a
special order for December. It would
have been another way of breakiug
the deal-lock, but it would have left a
substantial promise for the .future
which does uot now really exist. The
obstructionists have gained a complete
victory, and a handful" of Southern
members have been able to bring the
House to terms and defeat a measure
which every loyal State was in favor of.
The hand of the Administration is
plainly exposed in the method of set
tlement. The obstructionists were
sustained from the beirinnins bv the
sympathy of the President and the
Speaker. With so many of tho Demo
crats from the States formerly in re
bellion opposed to the bill and those in
general from the loyal States supporting
it, the President diinot wnut the'nieas
ure to reach him for either approval or
veto. It became evident that this could
not be prevented by the defeat of the
bill in the ordinary way, because it
could not be defeated on a vote in the
House. The caucus was employed and
the Administration power was strong
enough to drive the iNorthorn Demo
crats over to the substantial assistance
of the Southern Democrats, and the
bill goes' over at least 'until December,
by which time tho Presidential election
will be over.
This wrong is likely to have a dan
gerous and far-reaching influence. It
is noticed that no matter how unjusti
fiable their purpose in the present
House and under the present Adminis-
aon a few Southern Democrats can ac
complish the defeat of any legislation,
and particularly such as may prove an
unpleasant reminder of the rebellion.
If tho bill in question had been one to
refund nionoy totho rebelious States,
instead of one to return money paid
by loyal States to maintain the Gov
ernment, the South would have sup
ported in What excuse are tho North
ern Democrats who surrendered to the
South going to give for their betrayal
of their State. Philadelphia Fress.
A PARTY OF GIANTS.
YFHy Ilfcnbltaa!ifaMUlIara Siuo n-
SitaH Tholr Party.
.nepCracan? party is like the
po .Jwcsta&ef the Yosemite valUy,
ll-ISS1113 The falllnfSufcl
f oneor; Mother still leaves full
ranksfof ,apdy and horoic growtiSl
TheTstuff (ef" which it is made, tfce
forces of nature and circumstances
that created it. the hereditary results
qffreej-soilDemocracy and the prptect--ive-tariff
audacity and justice, kin in its
construction and stfitonanceTfcave
made it what is.
f zThis wasawa,shal?byvationw.when
James Buchanan stepped out of the
Presidential chair, regnrded with' con
tempt abroad and commanding" no
respect,at .home. It was a Republican
policy that re-made ua a, Nation ex
torted the world's, regard dm ts
heroic sacrifices for,, a principle,
and made it respected for -its afflu
ence and financial, honor. -Is this
the party all once to dwarf itself,
and to slow and stagnate" the pulses
Dried shark unsure sold in every
Chinese provision stre ialKowYorlcf
ar,d are esteemed suck a delicacy v that
a tramp debouncing Mo crosaie ,-
.stMdiaf noyeL'said tkaUfTa M
dime was"as nSvel-athlhifto'the others W
01 its growth? Is it its nature
to changed in the twinkling- of a
mugwump eye?' Call tho roll!
Where will yon find such names as fol
lowin this loyal ohlguard? Blaine"
(out on furlough). "EvartB" (hero
and on duty), "Allison " (all Iowa
behind him responds ave"), "His-
cock," Ingalls" (here), "Depcw"
(here, and at the front). Indiana re
sponds for Harrison, Ohio for Sher
man and Foraker. Illinois rolls out
Lincoln and EarwelL Minnesota, with
aToico like a blizzard, shouts: " Wash
burne." All down tho front come the
responsive "ayes " fijp-n the long, loug
line of tried and veteran grenadiers.
The Republican party has ia fact a
regiment of Major-Generals, cither one
fit to wear the stars on the enulets he
has so worthily won. Not one of
these is a novice. Experience" has im
bued each with foresighted American
ideas. No people here or elsewhere,
now or heretofore, no party present
or past, has or has had such affluent
material of statesmanship for the se
lection of a leader. Any selection it
may make will be a competent one.
Any choices will be a wise choice.
now the Democratic Administration Hu
Nullified Its Fromlaoi.
The Socretary of State, Mr. Bayard,
i-umgeu wiiu lanatjeai zeai ior a
British policy in commercial and fish
ery matters. Tho charge is
A. , A u. ,JV iWMl
fur my soul, an' I worshiped wid her, but
atter w'ilo she sung ter my heart an' I wor
shiped her. I tried ter think o' my ole wife
lyiu' in do shade o' de sycamo' tree3, an' in
my mino I could see de rail pen round her
grave, but do naixt minit de gravo an' de
trees would bo gone an' in dar place would
htau' a likely 'oman, smilin' at me. I went
tor my ole wife's gravo an' drapped down
on my .nice an' prayed. De broad sycamo'
leaves waved end specks o' moonlight come
siftia' down like de flyin chaff o new oats
dat ketches dT light o' de fre3h bo'nday.
Er mawkin' bird sung in er tree close
by, but way ober on er MIL cr
night hawk cried. I thought how mo
an' my old wife had wucked in the fieV,
side by side, aa' de bird seemed ter sing
sweeter, but den, twixt mo an' de grave dar
hunger bright smile. I tried ter rub it out
wid my han', but dar it hung, an' through
it, brightness I seed de worm-eat head board
0.' ds grave. "O, Lawd," I prayed, "let dis
tem'tation pass, erway. Let dy sarvent in
hUold ago hab de stren'th ter turn fumde
high-stning follies o' do young man." I viz
up, wid do damp, dead grass clingin' ter my
knees. Do lighu gunter shine fum de church
cicss by. an' de sad an' wellin' songo' do
congergation peared ter lay er trimblin' han'
on my heart. Why did I on er sudden lean
ergin crtaveJ Becaze I heard her voice. I
wont inter uo church an' ez I walked wid
bowed l.aad toward de pulpit I heard some
body whisper: "He's been in de woods ter
pray." laid not look up but I knowed who
it wuz dat wjiisperad. for my heart felt de
tech o' de tremblin' han. I preached dat
night de best I amid, an' it seemed datl
made my hearers feel some o my own sad
ness, fur w'en I called fur de stricken in
heart tar come up ter de mou'ners' bench,
mo1 come rorward den had cber come be
1" o' under de fluence o' my callin". We stayed
late in dachurch dat nlghtT I5earTyau'da
mouuerslmbin,jwuck 'tei dotfeiiarzt day,
had dun fctl'Vle house w'en I noticed one
po feller whoso .heart, it 'peared like, was
almos' broke. He 'lay ' flat on be flo an'
groaned like, ife suffered, great pain. I went
ter him. raised, him up anVhil' his head on
my knee. Efkaoagorgat4oB thinned out, one
byom;. IleaueU.bveraa' talked terdepo'
ft . r ' r-
0' my 'stinguished 'quaintance's house,"
hhiuu vi tiucnavsiuuuua wiu uis neaa at
me, "an' 'sides dat I'se got er little bizness
ter talk ober wid him."
"You will seo cr lowly household," said I,
"fur I ain't been 'gaged in gederin' de
shinin' goods o' de yeth, but at de do' you
will see or vine dat i watered wid truthaa'
dat blooms in contentment."
"Dar ain't no reason why dar shouldn' be
some o' do shinin' goods o' de yeth in yo'
house," said he. "Ds fack dat da is o' de
yeth doan meek 'em nono de less de Lawds,
an' bela' shiny doan' meek 'em de property
I seed my wife look at him wi'd er quick
glance, an' I knowed dat she 'proved o' wut
he said. I seed mo' den dat I seed wut
until dat time had 'scaped mo I seed dat
ue man wuz gooa iooKin 1 leit er pang o'
oaeasiness, an' I cleared my froat deep ez ef
I would rasp de pang outen my bosom.
Wen we got ter do house, he set down in
orrocldn' cheer an' made hissc'f look freer
an' easier den I had eber felt ia any house
'cep'myown. Frances went interde little
shed kitchin' dat j'ined de house an' cooked
dinner. It strack me dat sho tuck erheep
o' pains, siecially w'en she fotch out or
table clof dat I didn't know she had. Atter
dinner Mr. Hennifen, said dat he would git
down ter bizness.
(.'" It Iff
'STOP, EH I'LL KILL TOC."
-A ti. ilbcR
HZ MADE HIMSELF FHEEAXD EAST.
"Mr. Summers, jrou is too smart erman
ter ne wastin yo. substance" wuz do
no started out. I didn't say nothin'. He
went on; "You hab got de 'bflity ter onakc
yo'sc'f mighty useful ter yo' country. De
'iluence dat you has 'stablished ober vo' f el
One day I wuz ridin' 'Ions er road near
w'ar er numbor o' convicts wuz at work. I
seed er man dat I knowed cros3 do road ia
front o' me. I turned toward him. He
flung up er gun an' cried out:
"Stop er I'll kill you. Been er huntin' me
I didn't stop, an' ho fired at mo, an' den,
flingin' down de gun, he clim da fence an'
gunter run ercross er liel'. Er mighty
yelpm' noise made de a'r ring, an' lookin'
erway ter de right, I seed er lot o' biood
houn's dat da kep' fur chasin' do convicts.
Da wuz atter do man. Somebody yelled ter
'em ter stop, but da didn'. I got offen my
hos, an' wid seb'ral imn followed de dogs.
We heard do man holler we seed hlmtryin'
ter fight oft do dog3. "Mussyful God J' I
hearn him cry, an' den his voico wuz swal
lowed up by de howlin' o' de dogs. Wen we
como up ter w'ar do dogs wuz, I seed er man
tore all ter pieces, an' I aed er dog, atter
lookin' at me, bury hi3 teeth in er yaller
Dat night ez I nz up fum my ole wife's
grave, do dead, damp grass clung ter my
knee3. Opis P. Read.
As soon as fgnnentation begins in
manure some of jts substance is, given
off in gas. but if this fermentation goes
on in ltho soil it will be slov. and the
products of the decay can be used by
crop?, not to speak of tho'adv.intagrt to
the soil from the fermentation, which
decomposes the inert nitrogen com
pounds in the humus and disintegrates
other insoluble matters. After all.then;,
it may be better practice to turn und'jr
manure while fresh than to wait for.thc
well-rotted manure so generally praisei
Western Plowman. -
If fruits of any kind arc to be seiv
nn bnn 1,rJ , fitnv.lr' l. ,...W .i"
"UL, 3I.U fcll.tlr lUV aUJMJI W IIULtlltUCU
and the ground picked out and pre
pared, the stakes set. so that when the
time shall come for transplanting there
need be.no delay. With many spring
is considered the best time for setting
out fruit, and if this plan be intended,
so far as possible, the work should be
done early, so that the trees or plants
will be able 'to' make a good start to
grow before hot, 'dry weather ihall have
It is not every,grieat.man?a.xperi
ence thatjhisf palmiest days were when
he was in the hands of his friends.
ler man ken be turned ter rich ercount. JD& r lb?icrs Gazelle '"
Tha Absolute I'uiillanlmltr of
The United States Government has
again boon made tho laughing-stock
of the world. The war vessel Enter
prise was sent to Tangier to demand
the release of an imprisoned Moor,
claiming to be entitled to our protec
tion. The commander, however, had
ordera not to proceed to hostilities,
and the semi-savage Bey, as soon as
he learned this fact, treated the de
mand for his release with contempt
The special correspondent ottho New
York World at Tangier, in detailing
this state of affairs, further say3 that
he has been in many parts ol the
world, but never until now has ho ac
quiesced in the saying of so many
American travelers that, when abroad ft
is better to be undor British protec
tion. This fact has been the shame
of tho Americans in every part of the
world. There is no spot where tho
British ensigu is not looked upon with
fear or respect, while the stars and
stripes are flouted. To declare oue's
self an American citizen is, in many
parts of the earth, to announce yonr
self'as the prey of whomever may de
sire to oppress or despoil you.
Ihis has been our traditional for
eign policy ever since, the davs ,of. our
weakness and National infancy. It
should be changed. Tha name of be
ing a British subject is a protection
any where in the world. There is no
man so poor and obscure that if he can
mako his claim good to being entitled
to the protection of Great Britain, she
will defend him to the uttermost, even
if she has to go to war to do it It is
a part of England's national policy.
Had the Tangier cae been 'that Jf au
Englishman instead of an American,
and a British man.-of-war been sent to
demand his release the town v would
promptly have been shelled had he not
been given up forthwith.
It is a burning shama that the United
States does not take this 'self-respect
ing stand. An American citizen's"
right should be maintained in any 'part
of the habitable globe. As it is. know
ing the absolute pusillanimity of our
foreign policy, the American who de
sjres to travel outside of continental
Europe, as a rule puts himself under
British , protection. . When Jnnies G.
Blaine was Secretary of Slate, he took
sumo aieps yvuicu seomeu 10 indicate
thafr'h'e proposed that the United States
should, assert hoc power" and dignity in
extending proper protection to hereit
itens, both native-and naturalized, in
foreign countries, but he was .met with
a etorm of objurgation because of his
jingoism," as the Democratic mud
slingers' misnamed hn'atrlotic intent
But alltae'sam'e, we needexactly that'
kind of arpolicy;J;and'itfee sooner; tre
have it the bettet.-Coledp, Blade. ,
plained to the satisfaction
Tho Secretary of the Treasury, Mr.
Fairchild, is charged with a weak and
vacillating course in relieving business
from financial stringency, but no ex
planation that satisfies the people is
The Postmaster-General is charged
with open disregard of an act of Con
gress looking to au increase of mail
facilities and with appointing incom
petent subordinates. But ho makes
no explanation that is satisfactory to
The Attorney-Grenernl, Mr. Garland.
has been smirched by a notorious tele
phone scandal, but makes no explana
tion satisfactory to the people.
The members of the Cabinet are all
woll aware that President Cleveland
has been charged with deliberate vit
iation of his reform pledges, and thai
he has not vouchsafed an explanation.
His conduct, perhape, excuses others.
Public oflico creates public distru.-l
when it becomes any thing else than a
public trust, Albany (2T. Jf.) Journal.
SPIRIT OF THE PRESS.
to give thevefefansra pe? aferir'-ail&V2
gave tho,, Dependent Pension
itack'eye, hy ambndingit so "a&
JBS5- The boys who wore the blue do
not ask for charity, they demand jus
tice. St. Loui3 Picket Guard.
J-Mr. Cleveland is exceedingly fond
of "cherry bounce." He willgetataste
of another kind of bounce in less than
a year from now. Chicago Journal.
S&"li there is any thing on earth
that would drive a decent man out of
the Democratic party it is the coming
in of theso RepublicanMugwumps.
JSashviue. American (Dem.)
JS" The Chicago postmaster has for
bidden his subordinates to talk to re
porters. This is doubtless done to
prevent them from making an inno
cent exposure of thoir ignorance.
JfcS" At present all the circum
stances point to the existence of a de-.
liberate bargain by whioh it is expect
ed to secure the President's renomina-
tion, to pass the most shameless river
and harbor bill ever 'offered, and to
get through the Houio a tariff bill in
accord with the President's policj.
,Ar. Y. Tribune.
jfSF" Gideon J. Tucker, a veteran
laborer in tho Democratic vineyard,
rises to remark that since General
Jackson's time but one Democratic
President (Van Buren) has been nom
inated for a spcond term, and. that he
was defeated. That is putting the
case with great force and precision.
J6FThe Democratic Congressmen,
are between the devil and the deep
sea as regards the Mills free-trade bilL
Cleveland and his minions aro'hound
ing them down in the effort to compel
its support, while thsir constituents
are asking them .to voe against it, and
threatening them with defeat at the
polls if they dare aid its 'passage.
S&The melancholy mugwump
where is he toow? Having deserted 1.
party he could not boss for one he can
not .shame, 'he stands -alone fa. thp
gloom of his self-sought solitude, hav
ing neither the frankness to turn back r
nor the courage to go forward. There
- ! i.. i 1 . f
,i uuiuiug ieit ior mm due to sit ,on,l
the fence and vatch Ihe procession
marcn past. rnuaaeipnia rress. '
jQGovernor Foraker says that he
will head the fJhio delegation at Chl
cago, and "as between himself andMr..
;bherman, he does notjseethow they.
can go .contrary to Mb -wishes. -He .k:
enthusiastic in his support,, ot 'Sher
man, and says, if it were notforbeins
considered boastful He should s"ay that
tut umu ucuaiui 10 suic. w teueive ins.
as it was to him. it woulda'
A. Jady of Greensboro, Ga.. in one
night killed efghty-niner snails which
had crawled into her kitchen. It wasn't
a good night for snails at least uot for
those that she found.
going to run for Governor." said the
Judge. -Glad he's going to run for
something," said the Major, with feel
ing, "he run from everything all
through the war.'" Burdctte.
& Sf t2:.- -.. ii ..--
?yi- ,-y "IJ '"iii 8sp- uKiyiic once
hadqTchance'to.buy tnejpatcnifor the
Nicholson pavement for 1.000. A
year after he declined tho offer the
holder of the patent collected $100,000
in royalties from the city of St. Lou'u.
The Bank of New York has a check
yellowed by fire which was drawn by
Aaron Burr. August 14, 1731. and also
another cheek drawn by Talleyrand
and Gulian Verplanek. It is nownear
l'v 104 years since tho bank was estab
An English justice discharged a
housemaid who pleaded guilty to steal
ing a cloak, a muff, a 'fur boa. and a-
hnndkerchicf beloncingto her mistress.
The judge said that she was only
"weariugj-'the ,clotho3..iiHl that was
"a thing that servants Wid every day."
A novel way to"mrivc ,a houe"was
adopted at the railroad dipot at Or
lando. Yla.. the other day. Tho house
was slipped upon the railroad track,
an online was backed up and hitched
on, and the house pulled along, sliding
on the tracks. -rvj-f
proiounu scientist ot tho nine
teenth century living in Boston had a
smoking chimney in his house. After
ho had -spent $100 for various devices
to cure it a ragged tramp came along
and suggested that he build it six
inches higher which was done and tho
evil eradicated. Detroit Free Press.
The appearance of tho sea serpent
of Nahant in 1823 is made- a matter of
record in the new history of that penin
sula. The snake was seen by a John
son (of course) whose sobriety and
veracity is subscribed to by six promi
nent gentlemen who had summer resi
dences on Nahant in that year.
In Nebraska, where glandcred
horses are exterminated by order of
authorities, the State paysthe owner
for tho value of tho animal. It is said
quite a profitable business (?) is carried
rtn by parties who take over tho State
line lotsof diseased horses from Dakota.
Iowa and other localities for the pur
pose of the bountj.
Passenger (to siranger) "Minis
ter of the Gospel. I imagine, sir?"
Stranger "Yes. sir. I have been a
minister f the Gospel for forty-two
tears, mug 1 expect to retire soon. '
Passenger "That is a sensible move,
sir. I think when a man has made
money enough in his business he ought
to cot out of it and enjoy himself."
N". T. Sun.
Con&iderable numbers of colored
people are emigrating to California
from the Southern States. One party
of twenty-four men and women lately
arrived at San Francisco en route to
jnin;,a colored colony in Shasta County.
Another part of 110 laborers, mostly
men., have gone to Fresno to work in
tho raisin vineyards, and 150 more are
Song birds being very scarce in
Oregon, a number of German citizens
of Portland propose to import from the
fatherland a number of nightingales,
skt'larks, bulfinches, chaffinches, gold
finches, greenfinches, black and gray
thrushes, linnets, starlings, and other
singing bhd, in all between COO and
700. which will be turned loose, on their
arrival. A fund of over $1,000 has
been raised to further the project.
GENERAL' BANKING BUSINESS
Giles Especial Attention to Collections"
Bays and Sells Foreign and Do
Negotiates Mortgage Loans
lyAll business promptly attended to. Uy
(Malott fc Company.)
ABILENE, - - -KANSAS.
Transacts a general bantlnrr business
Xo limit to our liabllitj.
A. W. RICE, D. B, GORDEf, JOBS
JOHSTZ, W. II. GILES A"D
T. II. MALOTT.
T. II. MALOTT, Cashier.
S. E. Bonebhakx, Pres. I TnEO. Moshek, Caso-
HBST NATIONAL BANE,
Capltal, 875,000. Surplus. S15,0O0t
STAHBAUGH, HURD &DEVTETJ J
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
T. S. BJlHTOEl, Prop'r,
Respectfully Invites tho citizens or Abi
lene to his Bakery, at the old elier
rtand, oa Third street, where he has
tOBStautly a supply of the beat
to be found In the city. Special orders,
for aiijthinj; In mj line promptly at
tended to on short notice.
T. S. BARTOH.
M. T. GOSS & GO,
Respectfully Inform all who intend
building in Manchester and vicinity
that they are prepared to furnish
A Glance at Art anl T.nntlcape Amons
There are Haiti to be something like
fifty thousand characters in the written
language of tho Chinese. I au sura it
would take them all to fully describe
the queer sights and strange customs
we witnessed in Peking during the fow
(Jays we rented there, at the cheerful
United States Legation, before making
our final start for the Great Wall.
The anomalous impression I received
of the exterior of th towu in nn mem
orable ride, was intensified as 1 came to
know something of the interior life of
Peking. My sister and I felt like two
Chinese Alices in Oriental Wonderland
when we came o visit some of the peo
ple who live in those strange, inhospit
able looking houses, thoir own homes.
Plastering :: Material
AS LOW AS THE LOWEST.
Call and get estimates before
M. T. GOSS & CO.,
nomination. 'Alter inis VxoverntH
ancenofcworth'J'tfce 'shoe-leather1 they pForaker' ought to'be "given StEe 'credit
w.onld use in. going, to .thedisbTirsiHjr
office, to , securtj. iU-sPkicago Jntfn
. T . '', t i njw ft t- 1 .Ttij
for sincerity and" loyalty 'ttd'tOki
choice, John" SheriBjia.---r ChicagtiJnlirt
yceaii. . H . ucoJ -.. Atsttr i
for it seemed as if all the pictures we
had everseen on.Chinese porcelain had
come to life and the figures were now
stepping out of their, slippery state to
I had never known before that the
tivisted tree is contorted .objects and
queer architecture painted on Chinese
punch bowls and platters are not droll
caricatures, but the Chinese representa
tions of Chinese art ideas in the actual
cverj day scenes of Chinese life. The
grotesque figures which they paint on
ians. or screens, nro nil well known
historical characters; heroes of fiction,
or deified saints and philosophers, and
"each one carries to the Chinese mind
its'pcciiliar traditional or romantic association.
There is very little picturesque scen-
erv in China, and the few hills, streams
and valleys' which lovers of natural
beanty havedLcorered, have done duty
in decoration for hundreds, perhaps
thousands, of years. But these outlines,
made, familiar by repetition, have a
different meaning when the act is ex
plained lhat the skillful Chinese land
scape gardeners haVe Tnade innum
erable -miniature copies of these- few
bits of scenery in the court yards
i which are jnclosed! by the inner TvaTl3
of r jill the bouses x of the better sort.
These courts, afew feet in -extejit,!
oblong or square, are, laid, out in little
mountain ranges snowing caverns aud
lakes trails and ravine-, on every Side.'
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