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Capital Stock - - - 50000
Transacts a general banking business
and Invites the accounts of the citizens of
Hopkins and adjoining counties
Has the finest and most secure vault in
this section of Kentucky
THE EQUITABLE LIFE
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OF THE UNITED STATES
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Write for ratet and rctultt giving age
PAUL M MOORE Agent
EARLINGTON KY
ommenced Uutlnctt In 1W7
JOHN G MORTON
BANKERS
Madisonville Ky
Transacts a General Uanking Business
Special attention given to collections
Thos D Walker
Alias Old Joker
It still In the lead with a complete ttock of
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Repairing and Roofing a Specialty
Old Joker bas marked his goods so low
That everything is bound to go
Low Cash Sales and Profits Small
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With Through Car Service to Texas
And trave it a the Flnett Farming G ind
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All lines connect wih and have tickets on
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tablet etc aud writs to any of lae following for
all Information von mavdele coiceoIoe atrlr
to the Great Sojbwet
S G HATCH S G WARNER
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WGADAMS II II SUTTON
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Opticians
MADISONVILLE KY
Treat all Diseases of the Eye Perform
Operations Insert Artificial Eyes Etc
Eyes Carefully Tested and the Best Quality
of Gold Silver and Steel Flint Glass and
PURE PEBBLE SPECTACLES SUPPLIED
We haxe one of the Finest Test Cases in
America aud can Overcome any Difficulty
of the Eye that can be
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Office on Main ttreet oppottta North
Door of Court Houte
T H MERRIWEATHER
TONSORIAL ARTIST
North Side of Drug Store
Railroad St EARLINGTON KY
If you want a first class Shave Shampoo
or Hair Cut this is the place
ffCbildren hair cutting a specially
TOATENTS
I Caveatt and Re ltiuet tecured Trade-
JL Mtrka regltered and all oher patent
cautet In the Patent Orhce and before the Count
yronirlly and carefully protecuted
Upon receipt of model or t eich of Invention I
make careful examination aud advite at to patenta
bill v free of charge
Main officet dl ectly acrott from be Patent Of
6ce and alien ion It etpecially called to my pei
fed and leg etablliued facilllet for making
prompt prolixin y tearchei for the mott vigor
out aud tuccettdl protecution of application for
patent and for attending to all butlncts en I ed
to my care In the tliorteil pottible ine rejec
ed diet a specialty
FEJS MODERATE and ecljtlve alenlon
given to pateit buJnett Dook of Information
and advice and apscl l referencei tent wiuout
charge upon receipt
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TWO UNUSUALLY C00D OFFERS
REAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS
-The treat Holiday No enlarged 1056
paget otthatbrlsiiteit of quartetly publlculoni
Tales from Town Topics
Out December lit all ntwt and book stands ind
railway train price B0 cmti will bt smt
F R E E
To all who lend 1 for 1 mombt1
lion 10
glial tubtc
TOWN TOPICS
The Urjett raciett trongett
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mott va led and
the world
will be tent
Town Tories and TaLia raou town To tcs
from date until January 1 1804 covering 3 Not of
the instable qialerly regular price la 30 and 14
month of the sreatett
li ooner vear 1 1
price
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rTakeona or Hie oijeroler AT ONCE and
remit In pottal noet ordera
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OSPHODIME
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cu i co ct ail foiini o
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b ie m o lea Iui
poejcy 1 od all cbeca of
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d ealed envelooe 0 una Add eat
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EARLINGTON HOPKINS COUNTY KENTUCKY THURSDAY DECEMBER 22 1892
5IitrcIj Directory
CATHOLIC CHURCH Of TUB IMMACULATE
CONCEPTION
FIrtt matt 8 00 a mj tecond matt and termon
lo 00 1 m Rotary Instruction and benediction at
ajo p m every Sunday A M Coenan pattor
CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Service regularly held morning and evening
every Sunday in each month Prayer meeting
TLurtday night
MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Servlcet tecond Saturday evening and Sunday
each month Prayer meeting Monday night
M B CHURCH
Servlcet firtt Sunday each month Sunday
tchool at x 00 p m
ZION A M E CHURCH
Servlcet every Sunday morning at n oclock
and evening at 7 oclock Sunday tchool at ojo
a in Y W Dawtey pattor
MT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
Servlcet Sabbath at it am and 7 ptm Son
day tchool a I o jo a m W W Potter pattor
HTabisonoillf
BAPTIST CHURCH
Preaching every firtt and third Sunday morning
and evening by T N Compton Prayer meeting
Wednetday evening Sunday school every Sun
day morning at 9 15
CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Preaching every tecond and foutth Lordadar
morning and evening by Elder Fall Prayer-
meeting on Wednetday evening
every nunaay morning ai 9 15
County
Sundaytchoot
M K CHURCH SOUTH
Preaching every firtt and fourth Lorda day
morning and evening by T C Petert Prayer
meeting Thurtday evening Sundcy tcbool every
uuuuj uiuiihuk m y W U CIDCK
CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Preaching every tecond and third Lcrda day
morning and evening by P A Lyon Prayer
meeting Wednetday evening Sunday tchool at
91 am
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Sunday tchool every Sunday morning at jij
Preaching every third Sunday afternoon at 4
oclock by J S Cox of the M K church
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Cobgc Directory
E WTURNER LODGE No 348 F
a i aiaiea meeiingi mo nrtt and
third Saturdayi in each month at 730 p
in Tramient brethren cordially Invited
loattend Ulnar C DouaLAND W M
Chas Cowill Secretary
ST I1RRNARD LODGE No 140 I
JMK O D F MeetteveryTuetday night
EjR5 at y 10 p m Vitltlng brethren
dlalfy Invited lo attend
J 11 WYATT N G
C II Hunt Secretarr
HOFFMAN LODGE No joy I O G T Reg
ular meeting of member every Wednetday even
ing at 730 oclock Vititlng friendt etpecially in
vited to attend Mta J E Dar C T
C 11 IIiiht Secretary
VICTORIA LODGE No 64 KNIGHTS OF
PYTHIAS meett every Monday night In the
Matonlc building All member of llie order are
cordially invited to attend
ittti riiiLLirt u u
TllOt D Haaait K of K and S
HOPKINS LODGE No 61 A O U W meett
every Thurtday evening at 730 oclock p m
Vitlting brethren cordially invited to attend
N W HUFF W M
T G Tatar Recorder
iUustcal Organisations
THE ST BERNARD CORNET DAND meett at
the Matonic Hall every Tuetday and Friday night
All mutlclant aro Invited lo attend Meeting
begin at S oclock Dan M Evani
Manager of Hand and Hall
Official Directory
State
Governor John Young Drown
Lieutenant Governor Mitchell C Alford
Secretary ot State John W lleadley
Attlttant Secretary of State Edward O Leigh
Private Secretary to Governor Arch D llrown
Attorney General W J Hendrlcka
Auditor L C Norman
Treaturer II S Iltle
Superintendent ot Public Inttructlon Ed Por
ter Tntmpton
Regltter Land Office Green I Swango
Inturance Conimlttioner Henry F Duncan
Deputy Committioner W T Ilavent
Adjutant General A J Grott
Attlttant Adjutant General I B Rlrhardton
Supt Artenal Cant David OConnell
Intpector Public Truitt W J Macey
committioner or Agriculture isicn Mcuowell
Court of Anoealt Chief luttlce W II Holt
udget W t Pryor Catwell Dennett W II
lolt J II Lewlt Clerk A Addamt
superior court rretiding lunge jot uaroour
ludeet W II Yott lr lot
jiaroour j 11 urent
Librarian Mra Mary Drown Day
Public Printer and Hinder E Polk John
State Geolotltt lohn R Proctor
Intpector of Minet C J Norwood
Railroad Committion I A Spalding W D
Fleming G M Adamt
Judge of Circuit Court C 1 Pratt
Commonwealtht Attorney Mohn T Grayot
Circuit Court Clerk John Chritty
juage or county court- 1 1 uemptey
couaiy Attornev C I V
tvaq
County
ddlll
Clerk W II Arnold
-R C Tapp
Jailor Daniel Drown
uDerlntendentof Scboolt I I Glenn
hup
coroner u 11 noagert
UACIITKATII
Curtail District L P Dailey B C Almon
Court Houto District D Stodghill T R Card
well
llanton District J W Simons I W Jonet
Nebo Dlitricl H F Porter A J Key
Charletton Ditrrict J C Lovelf J H Franklin
Dalton District John litislmoni C Kirk
wood
Athbytburg District It Danton W L Davit
Kitchen District
bt Cbariet District-
11 r uouriana laa friett
R ISalmon II Fox
L N RAILROAD
THE GREAT
THROUGH TRUNK LINE
between the cities of
Cincinnati Lexington Louisville
Evansville St Louis
And the cities of
Nashville Memphis Montgomery
Mobile and New Orleans
VVitlnovjat Change
AND SPEED UNRIVALED
SHORTEST AND QUICKEST ROUTE
From Si Louis Evansville
and Henderson to the
SOUTHEAST MD SOUTH
H THROUGH COACHES je
From above ciies o Nesav He
and ChaLcnooga mak
ing direct con
nection
WITH PULLMAN PALACE CAR3
For Atlanta Savannah Macon
Jacksonville and Points
IN FLORIDA
Connections arc made at Guthrie
and Nashville for all points
North East South andWest
In Pullman Potce Cars
EMIGRANTS
Seeliug homes on te 1 ne of tnii
rord w i reCe te spc l low i ss
See fgeo d of s company for
ra v roo e Sic or m r e to
C P ATiiort G P T A
Lorn i e Ktmucly
LONG LIVE SANTA CLAUS
BV JOSEPHINE POLLARD
Dont tell the dear little children
That Santa Claus Is a myth
And ruin the pretty fancies
They color the moments with
The truth that is so prosaic
I pray thee awhile delay
And let everyone keep Christmas
In the good old fashioned way
Bring in the fir trees and holly
And let all the Joy bells chimel
Away with doll melancholy
At this sweet holiday timet
With smiles and with kisses stifle
The voices of sad complaint
And cheerfully hall the coming
Of the childrens patron saint
Hang up by the chimney corner
The stockings both large and small
And see that the little baby
Has the biggest one of all
Then fill them to overflowing
With goodies and books aud toys
And let all the house make merry
Like a parcel of girls and boys
Tis cruel to spoil the beauty
Of innocent dreams of youth
To say they shall have no fables
Dut only the naked truth
And needless it is to Ill them
There are neither fays nor elves
For soon enough ay soon enough
They will find it out themselves
Then heres to a merry Christmasl
And long life to Santa Clausl
And may he be held in honor
As long as time lasts because
He is ever a precious symbol
Of the spirit that rules above
And children learn that Santa Claus
Is another name for Love
TWO CHRISTMAS GIFTS
A man was found murdered in
the village of Norton East Tennes
see and the authorities arrested a
stranger named Alfreds Of course
Alfreds had no business in the com
munity and this of itself partook
of the nature of a crime but aside
from this evidence of serious im
port was not wanting Here is the
case briefly set forth Alfreds and
a man named Jenkins were seen to
gether ono evening walking along
the road and the next morning
Jenkins was found with his head
crushed in lying in the briars At
the preliminary trial before a jus
tice ofjhpeacpjlfredseclatpd
that he and Jenkins had parted
company near the briar patch where
the body had been found but as
this declaration was not admitted
as evidence Alfreds was handed
over to the grand jury and was as
everyone expected indicted for
murder and imprisoned to await
the action of the circuit court
The jailer in an obscure village
is often a leader in society and the
jailers daughter is naturally a per
son of much moment Old Lias
Springer had during many years
been jailer in Norton and his
daughter Ruth had declined several
good offers of marriage She was
exceedingly bright of countenance
and it was the mysterious boast of
the neighborhood that she could
parst anything I say mysterious
for parsing was a vague mystery to
many people who were glib in re
peating this commendable brag
Ruth from the first momenfof Al
freds imprisonmentshowed a sym
pathetic interest in him He had
dreamy eyes waving chestnut hair
and was therefore innocent In
the afternoon when the jail corri
dor was lighted by the sunshe often
placed her rocking chair near the
door And sitting there talked to him
while she sewed
Would you let me out if you
could get the key he asked one
day
She pretended to pout Why
should I Youd run away and
then Id not have anybody to talk
to
But if I stay here to talk to you
I shall be hanged
Yes but a woman would rather
talk to a man even it he is to be
hanged for it than not to talk at
all
WhaJ art odd little creature you
are Miss Ruth
Oh you think Im odd do you
That isnt very kind of you I was
in hopes that I was something be
sides odd Anybody can be odd
But anybody cant have your
sort of oddity
Oh then Ive got the oddest
sort of oddity I dont know
whether to liko that or not Do
you know that you are the only man
I ever met that didnt try to flatter
me
I didnt know it but if I am
why I must be thankful for the dis
tinction
Oh you must must you Mr
Sarcasm Why dont you tell me
something about yourself she
asked after a moments pause
I have I have told you that I
am innocent
Oh that isnt anything Any
body can be innocent Where do
your people live
I havent any people
Well where do you come from
I have come from a place where
there was no happiness to a place
where nothing but misery and dis
grace can be expected
You make me sad when you
talk that way Mr Alfreds
And would you expect me to
inspire gayety Miss Ruth
No I dont think I ought to
expect that But you are not with
out friends Mr Alfreds Most all
the ladies in town arc interested in
flyou
r M in a n
Women are alwavs interested
ji
man who is abbut to be hang
ed he replied
Oh dont talk about being
hanged I dont sec how they can
hang you you arc so nice He
laughed I dont I really dont
Now if you were some ugly good-for-nothing
thing it would be dif
ferent You follow my advice
When you arc taken intocourt look
just as pleasant as you can
Unfortunately Miss Ruth the
jury will not be composed of wo
men
- Well dont you fear I think
it will come out all right
But did it come out all right
The court met three days later and
after a very short trial he was sen
tenced to be hanged It was no
surprise to him He was to meet
death sixty days later on the day
after Christmas It was dark when
he was taken back to his cell and
he clung to a hope that Ruth might
come to console him but the weary
hours passed and loud mouthed
dogs bayed the turn of night
Morning and still no sympathetic
face no voice of soft encourage
ment Weeks passed Ruth was
away on a visit Christmas morn
ing A man came in with the pris
oners breakfast
Do you think the weather is
likely to change between now and
to morrow morning Alfreds ask
ed
Why so
Because if it should cloud to
day will give me my last glimpse
oithc smTI Iaslhe young lady
returned
No not yet
When do you expect her
Dont know Im hired to chop
wood and work around the place
and not to listen to the news of the
family
Will the hanging be public
As public as out of doors can
make it
Do you think therell be many
people present
Oh certainly People look for
amusement during the holidays
I must say that you are cold
blooded
And why shouldnt I be why
shouldnt I hate every man thats
unfortunate
Why should you is the ques
tion
Because I served a term in the
penitentiary
What had you done
Told the truth
What they sent you to the pen
itentiary for telling the truth
Yes they asked me if I com
mitted the forgery and I said that
I did
Oh you are a satirist
Well I must go and split a
piece of knotty wood Fires must
go even if Christmas does come I
suppose you can take care of your
self to day and as for to morrow
why the sheriff will have to take
care of you
He passed out and a merry voice
was heard The prisoners blood
leaped Ruth had returned All
smiles and airs of gayety she en
tered the corridor and she was not
alone the sheriff and the jailer
were with her
Mr Alfreds she cried I
have brought you a Christmas
present Here is your pardon
Open the door said the sheriff
Before Alfreds swimming eyes the
iron bars were shadow lace work
Come on into the sitting room
said the girl and she led him out
He sat in a rocking chair A
long time passed before he said
anything
And have they discovered my
innocence he asked
No she answered Let me
tell you what I did I made all
the jurymen and the prosecuting
attorney and the judge and hun
dreds of other people sign a peti
tion asking for your pardon and
then I went all the way to Nash
ville and made the governor sign
your pardon Dont you think Im
smart
I think you are an angel
No you dont you think Im a
hap hazard rattle trap I told the
Governor about your hair think of
talking about a mans hair and I
said Governor hes got the love
liest eyes you ever saw but I must
not talk this way for you aint in
prison now
He got up and stood with his
face turned toward the door I
must go he said
Are you going very far away
No
How far
I am going to stay here until I
prove to you that your mercy
Excuse me interrupted the
jailer stepping into the doorway
but you are no longer shut up
- But he can stay to dinner cant
he papa
No hed better go
Alfreds did not leave the neigh
borhood He was shunned by men
and frowned upon by women now
that he had the disgrace of murder
without the romance of hanging
He did not attempt to see Ruth
and had sent her word not to at
tempt to sec him A detective
came from a distance and after a
time an ancst was made A man
was brought to trial and the proof
was so strong that he was con
victed and given to frankness and
the truth he acknowledged that he
had committed the murder Short
ly after sentence had been passed
upon him he turned to Alfreds
who stood near him and said
I thought you suspected me
when I brought your breakfast to
you last Christmas morning nearly
a year ago
It was another Christmas morn
ing and the day wa3 bright
May I come in Alfreds
stood in the door
Oh surely if you are not afraid
of me
He sprang toward her and caught
her hand I bring you a present
now he said the present of my
soul
The jailer stepped into the door
way and said Come on now
you young folks Dinner is ready
Opie Read
- iw mm m
I heard Bill Stone plead Ins Jirst
case It was many years ago
more than twenty anyway I do
not remember the name of the
judge but a notorious horse thief
was up for trial on a charge of steal
ing cattle As he had no counsel
the court appointed Bil Stone to de
fend the case Stone took his man
over to a window and talked to
him for a few minutes then an
nounced that he was ready for trial
We plead- guilty your honor to
the charge against us announced
the young lawyer The court
wasted no time in giving a verdict
for horse stealing in those days was
a heinous offense and condemned
the man to fifteen years in the pen
itentiary
But judge we plead guiltyl
yelled Stone expressions
ment and disappointment alternat
ing on his face
Fifteenyears repeated the judge
But judge we plead guilty re
peated Bill Stone raising his long
arms like windmills But the
judge was obdurate
If that is the case said Stone we
will argue the case and he forth
with started in upon the defense
For thirty minutes he argued and
pleaded with that eloquence char
acteristic of him and at the end of his
harangue he sat down and watched
the effect of his words Thejudge
smiled and made the sentence five
years Bill Stone had won his first
case Kansas City Times
A Musical Instrument
Tin Peddler who his met with
an accident What vill I do now
Effery wheel off my wagon is broke
Summer Boarder consolingly
Leave the tins in the wagon just as
it is and perhaps you can sell it to
one of the boarding house keepers
for a piano N Y Weekly
A Tight Squeeze
I hadnt heard that youd been
ill Smithson
Have though been pretty close
to deaths door
Is that so
Yes two doctors in the house at
the same time Life
Not a Vialtor
Mrs Gadds That new minister
aint much on visitin is he
Mrs Gabb No I guess his
wife is a pretty good cook herself
N Y Weekly
One More Angel
Willis So your hired girl left
rather unexpectedly Is there any
thing missing
Wallace Xes the kerosene can
Jury
A SACRIFICE
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LONG TIME CONTRACTS MADE ON AP- A
K PLICATION TO THIS OFFICE
iiin n jii m ja u ji i j - j j e n
Like Rasselas the Abyssinian
we lived the balmy days only to
know the soft vicissitudes of pleas
ure and repose We wandered
in gardens of fragrance and slept
in fortresses of security but like
all pleasure seekers we were now
weary of the monotonous round of
uneventful days and former de
lights grew stale Gentle Mrs
Gray and Miss Harland the in
valid whose thin scarlet cheeks
and bright eyes told too plainly
the presence of the destroyer the
quiet rector and the somewhat
pompous major with his little
blond wife made up our party
Some one tell a story please
cooed the pretty blonde tossing
aside Hero Worship Who
ever knew a live hero she laugh
ingly asked
I promptly answered Mrs
Gray
How delightful I Do tell us about
him who was he
The only true heroism that ever
came under my immediate notice
said the little woman was dis
played by a hero of ebon hue a
strongyoung Hercules who though
rough and untaught possessed a
grand nature
Yes assented the sentimental
major Often among the humblest
flowers we find the rarest odors
And resumed Mrs Gray among
the busy workers with hardened
hands and toil stained faces we
find great hearts During the late
war she confined my father and
brother were in the army and the
overseer being drafted into service
my mother my sister and myself
were compelled to leave our beau
tiful home in the city and go up
the river to the plantation to man
age as best we could the affairs of
that place
Our people were trustworthy
and kind so we had but little
trouble A few weeks after our
arrival at the plantation our hearts
were saddened by the death of a
much loved servant Rachel was
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mothers older children and we
were all very much attached to
her Rachel died suddenly of
heart trouble the physicians said
and her little children were cared
for by a good old granny Albert
the husband of Rachel was a field
hand and a reliable man
Of what time do you speak
This was in the spring of 1864
The transmississippi department
was under the command of the
Confederate General E Kirby
Smith The struggle east of the
Mississippi river had drawn from
us the chivalry of the great south
west the sons of Arkansas Mis
sissippi Louisiana and Texas were
scattered from Gettysburg to Vicks
burg and a diminished force com
posed of the fathers and husbands
was left to meet the gathering foe
that threatened with Gen Steele
at Little Rock and Gen Banks at
Alexandria La The conscript
bureau had gleaned the fields of
the last of the bearded grain and
nothing was left but the flowers
that grew between the boys too
young to go
Then a new order came and the
men slaves were impressed and
sent to the shops as laborers and
teamsters in the various depart
ments to fill such places as they
could in order that for every slave
so employed a soldier could be re
lieved and go to the front The
burden of feeding and clothing the
army devolved upon the women of
the South Cheerfully and with
untold sacrifices did they do their
part Our people did not escape
the impressment law
Excuse me but whom do you
mean by our people chirped the
beauty from the hammock
We called our slaves our peo
pie responded Mrs Gray with a
smile They were impressed into
service and sent to Shreveport to
work Among the men was one
who had been married only a year
he objected to leaving his wife and
baby Jake was his name While
they were discussing the question
among themselves Albert present
ed himself at the dining room door
Good mawnin mistis he said
doffing bis hat an skuse me fo
sturbin yer brekfus but Ize axin
a favor dis mawnin
All right Albert What is it
asked my mother
Yer see mistis as how Jake is
pressed along wid tudder niggers
an Jako he got a likely wife an
mighty antic boy
Well
Albert hesitated and scratched
his wooly pate
NO l
I know my mother said sympa
thetically I know all the circum
stances but am powerless
I aint er blamin nobody but Id
ruther go in Jakes place an let him
stay wid hces wife and boy
Why Albert I exclaimed my
mother You cant mean it How
should I get along without you
Think of the number of women
and children to be provided for
the men left behind are too old
and the boys too young to be de
pended on
Ize recommembrin all dat mis
tis but I know what it is fer a man
an hecs wife to be sipperated Oh
mistis de days all lonesome an dc
nights cr year long Taint np
sunshine fur Albut here nor no
whar Hits all a dark shadder an
de moonshine dont nigh tech
Albut No mistis hits all trials
an tribberlashins Limme go
please mistis Let Jake stay wid
hees wife pleaded the earnest
voice half chocked by sobs
Unk Albert called my little sis
ter going to his side would you
really go away to save Jake from
going
Yes honey he replied his sor
rowful eyes lighting up with a pleas
ant expression as with his great
black hand he stroked her sunny
curls Yes honey Unk Albut aint
got nuffin to stay here fer Jake
got hees wife Honey ax your
mudder to let old Albert go
Use your own pleasure Albert
at last consented my mother
De Lowd bless mistus he cried
as he hastened to the quarters
De Lawd sabe mistus echoed
Uncle Gabc waving his hat as he
leaned on his crutch
They left us that afternoon 100
tall strong sons of Ham of vary
ing ages from twenty to forty five
Albert said my mother I must
tell you before you go that in
Shreveport men die at the rate of
fifty a day Often the death rate
is greater The fever is terrible
She looked up into his face hop
ing by this last appeal to discourage
his going
aiahclpjtgmjatlsl4speqt hAts
Shrebcpote as hit air by dis plant
ashin Albut aint kcerin mistus
kaze de big white gates up yander
is wide open waitin fer Albut an
Lawd Rachels cr standin jest in
side
Boys he cried turning to the
multitude assembled under the oaks
on the lawn Boys mind mistis
an do right an be bidderble Be
honest boys Dont go to cuttin
up no disregyardable capers and
pranks Jest whirl in an up an
make dc crap fer mistis Nebbcr
mine de cotton but ten do cawn
Plow deep boys en dont let de
grass git de upper hand of de crap
Move on there Move on boys
commanded their leader
Goodby mistus Far well chil
lun cried Albert Gawd brcss
mistis
In those turbulent times there
were no established mail routes in
our country indeed the receipt oi
a letter was quite an event For
two months we heard nothing of
our men then one ran away from
Shreveport and came home more
dead than alive One of the hun
dred who had gone from our planta
tion twenty two had died Albert
had been detailed on hospital duty
and before another month had
passed he too had given up the
burden of life Good faithful Al
bert Though he lives neither in
song nor in history his was as grand
a heroism as was ever recorded his
Rachel waited just within the big
white gates and waited not in vain
Mrs Gray had tears in her voice
as she concluded her pathetic story
We brush the skirts of martyrs
and tread the path with heroes and
arc all unmindful but God notcth
all and will reward as surely as
the day followed the dark night
reverently spoke the white haired
rector as we sat silent and thought
ful
And its just as near heaven by
way of Silvandale as home mur
mured the invalid folding her light
wrap closer about her Mrs C C
Scott in Romance
Remembrance
Wife revisiting the scene of her
betrothal I remember Algernon
so well when you proposed to me
how painfully embarrassed you
were
Algernon Yes dear and I re
member how kind and encourag
ing you were and how very easy
you made it for me after all
Brooklyn Life
In Glasgow Scotland 15740
women have municipal suffrage

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