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Wholly a iai t from the- sp"!ii'ul.'.r
nttrartlvi-in-ss of tin' pla y , there i.i it
Ipii'lhaiico in tho pei foi iikuico of
the- Ojibway Indian drama "Ilia
wathu," jirt'-M iitcd dully tit Hiawa
tha ( 'air. p. I)"st)ara.ts, Out., whir li ren
ih A it, worthy the interested attention
of all who view the Indian an a ro
mantic fk;urr or nysUmat Ically con
cern iheiumlvea an to Ills welfare,
writes Win. K. Urlghain in thelio.ston
Tiaimirliit. Of all American Indians,
only the Ojibway in Increasing in milli
ters, ytt his contact with the white
man has coi.t him hi nationality and
lii;; dominion, which formerly included
the lands an far east an tin Gulf of St.
I.awTence and Western Massachusetts.
His ancestral home, however, was tho
country about Lakes Superior and IIu
roti, where the tribe concentrated early
Lcfore the abvancing whites. At pres
ent most of the Ojibways live on the
Canadian tide of the lakes. The tribe
has attained a considerable degree of
civilisation and the Ojibways doubt
less are the best types of the atorig
inal American in existence. A peace
loving folk, their family relations are
singularly pure, most of them are de
vout Christians and, in a word, they
utterly belie tho commonly accepted
estimate of the Indian as a petty thief
iirul u, louier. Unfortunately for ro
mance, however, the Ojibway learned
tho arts of the white man at the ex
t I pense of many of his own, and it is a
I gratifying; fact that the presentation
J .F rfl... . .V Jrt- 1 . r.n 1 1 '1 .-I XT
ui. iuu mutual i-iiu y , unuei no jA vua' lJ
happy auspices, is destined to revive
among the Indians a knowledge of
their cwn ancient customs, ceremoni
es, arts and style of dress, which stood
In grave danger of passing away for
ever. The idea of the play originated with
L. O. Armstrong of Montreal, for more
than 20 years a professional explorer
if the term be permissible who had
built a neat summer house on one of
the Desbarats group of islands in Lake
Huron, which for centuries have been
the summer playground of the Ojib-
jways. Mr. Armstrong, himself an ar
, jt dent admirer of Longfellow's poem,
v was delighted to find that the Indians
S were familiar with it. Sympathizing
'-with the desire of their leading men to
preserve uieir wuuiuoua, uo subbcoi-
ed that they should bo embodied in a
dramatic representation of the chief
episodes in the career of Hiawatha.
TVio flUhmnvo frvrw In tho iflA!l with
1 j.1 j J 1
j entnusiasin, ana, unuer inr, aiiii-
strong's direction, they made their first
i Iflttftmnt at a naltrinal Irnmn whpn
'the three daughters of Longfellow vis
ited Desbarats, the nearest village to
the tribe's playground, in 1900.
; When this memorable journey was
made, the visitonPwefe treated to a
. Spectacle which, as Miss Alice M.
1 Longfellow afterward wrote, "possess-
it -.fid an indescrihahlA charm." The nres-
ientatlon was exceedingly crude, from
:the present-day point of view, never
theless its very simplicity and the
manifest seriousness of the . Indians
charmed the guests exceedingly and
Miss Longfellow described the play
as "a most unique and interesting
drama of the forest, with the broad
MJstretch of lake in front and the for
jest trees closing in on the scene."
;The interest aroused was so great that
other representations followed as a
mater of course, until the performance
;f the national drama became an an
nual fixtures at Desbarats, and per
formances are now given daily from
July 10 or 15 to Sept. 1, .nd a com-
,, fortable hotel and picturesque tepees
' iit i i - i . ii f .
n anoru ampie accoinmouuujns ior via
The reason for tne cruaity oi uie
original performance is worth noting.
Most-of them, as a matter of fact, had
forgotten what the ancient garb . of
the tribe was, and such of the older
generation as remembered lacked
either the materials or the skill to
make the proper costumes. As the
Zunis excel in pottery and the Nava
hoes in blankets, so the ancient Ojib
ways were masters of that most beau
tiful of aboriginal arts, bead and por
cupine quill work, yet these Indians
from the Garden River reservation
, (near Sault Ste. Marie) had not the
. slightest idea of artistic embroidery.
Their legsins and moccasins were, in
many cases, destitute of any but the
most commonplace ornamentation,
and their general appearance was far
removed from' that of the gorgeous
personages of their tribal history and
the Longfellow epic.
The indefatigable Armstrong, now
heartily in love wft.li the project, vis
ited the Smithsonial institute at Wash
ington and reurned with drawings,
photographs and object-lessons which,
to make a long story short, have been
the means of restoring to the Ojibway
the imposing dress in which his ances
tors made love and war, hunted and
fmced. The drama is now "staged"
upon a small island just out from a
natural amphitheatre on the mainland
at Koi:Fin"ton Point or Hiawatha
.Camp, as it La been rc-hrit ; J--
and it U " o.s! urncd" with the r real est
Kl.lll and with ttb.soluto fidelity to
It Is npaprent that I lie national prldo
of the ojibv ays lias been gnat.Iy t;t Ini
tiated by the attention their perform
ances have attraeted, mid they enter
Into them with much of tho reverent
tplrit attendant upon I ho presenta
tion of the Passion Play. Visitors
are quick to note the analogy between
the two dramas and frequent refer
ence. Is made by them to Desbarats as
"The American Oberamniorgau."
A drum used (n tie,- drama was onto
the property of Shingwuuk, the most
remarkable Ojibway of his time, and
nic,v service at Queenstown Heights in
the War of 1812.
Hiawatha of the poem is the Hia
watha of the play, and it needs only
a reasonable familiarity with tho
poem to follow the action of the play
understand Ingly, even though it Is
given in the Ojibway tonguo. Tho
scene is an island fronting a natural
amphitheatre on the mainland. On
the right of the stage, from the log
seats of the spectators. Is tho tepee of
Nokomis. On tho left, across a short
stretch of water, rises the point of a
high cliff, thick with trees, and a little,
further to the left the hill which ter
minates at the cliff also forms a water
shed down which the Falls of Minne
haha dash In a green and white spray.
This representation Is finely done in
oil by Francis West, and is the only de
parture from nature in the whole set
ting. At the left again, besldo the
falls, the Ancient Arrow Maker and
his fair daughter Minnehaha sit at the
entrance of their tepee. Across Lake
Huron about half a mile, looking di
rectly over the open stage, is the gap
between Campment D'Ours and Cop
per Islands, with St Joseph's Island
in the distance. At the right, a mile
cr more away, the main ship channel
runs through the Devil's Gap a re
duced counterpart of the Palisades of
the Hudson. Directly west of the
etage, half a mile distant, are two min
iature islands. That with tho two
trees sticking up is Woman's Face. It
were a waste of words to comment up
on the exquisite beauty of such a
A column of smoke arising from
the peak of the cliff is a signal fire
lighted by the .Great Spirit to call all
the nations that they may smoke to
gether the pipe of peace, the Pukwana.
Brave in feathers, robes and weapons
the warriors assemble; some in can
oes, some rushing down over the hill
from, the forest, some picking their
way along the margin of the lake.
They glare at each other with looks
of hatred your average Ojibway is
a good simulator and strike at each
other with their tomahawks. Sudden
ly the voice of the Great Spirit ia
heard lamenting the quarrels of his
people; and, moved by a common im
pulse, the warriors rush to the water's
edge, throw down their garments of
dearskin and their weapons, and, dash
ing into the water, wash off the war
paint. Sitting in a circle, "Indian
fashion," then they smoke the pipe of
Tho wedding feast is made the very
appropriate excuse for the introduc
tion of a series of dances and songs
in which steps and melodies which
have echoed through the great north
ern forest for uncounted generations
The insult to old Nokomis and Min
nehaha by Pau-Puk-Keewis, in the ab
sence of Hiawatha and the braves, and
their angry pursuit of him now con
stitute the most thrilling details of the
Omitting mention of several other
noteworthy incidents, which, there is
not space to describe, .he drama is
ended with the mystical departure of
"Realistic" is a word inadequate to
describe the effect of this remarkable
scene. It was the real thing which the
spectators of the Indian drama at Des
barats witnessed and the picture will
remain in their minds until the magic
spell of the poem shall have been
broken. As a bar of purple and bold
cn sunshine sparkled .westward across
the lake from the island of the Wom
an's Face to the ledge of the Indian
prophet, Hiawatha came forth and
raising his hands to the blue sky above
him, chanted to his people his sad
farewell. The refrain was caught up
and repeated by the sorrowful men and
women, and a wave of melody floated
across the waters as tender, as sol
emn, as thrilling as the noblest song
of Wagner. It lifted this wonderful
performance above the plane of a mere
exhibition and made it an event. With
the majestic stride of a chieftain, Hia
watha placed himself at the shore and
with hands uplifted, touching neither
paddle nor canoe, and voice chant
ing the meloncholy farewell, the In
dian actor passed slowly from view
until when he had become only a
speck in the splendid path over which
He disappeared wholly at last In the
shadow of the Woman's Face. There
could be no finer piece of stagecraft
Farmer What do you mean, you
young rascal, up there in my apple
The Young Rascal The apples on
tbe around are all wormy. Boston
1 rruo' ri t
A SERMON FOR SILNDAl
AN INSTRUCTIVE AND LLCQUENT DIS
COURSE ENTITLED " NOW PETER."
rh Umr, Itr. J. Wilbur t Imp inun' An
alytic of a t'illl-tlartl, Wayward,
(ieneron., ttllillcnl t Itariu trr Tlia
New Voiik C'n v. The Mowing reada
ble and helpful hciiiioii m by tho Kev. Dr.
.. Wilbur Clinptniin, thi hvt known vnn
K''lHt in the country nnd otif of the meet
popular lm'pit orator of New Voik. it
u entitled "Now, Pettr," nml win
preachod from the tctt: "Now Piter p.it
without in the jmlare." Jltt xxvi: (ill.
Thn id the nunter atroke of the yreat
Artist in pmntinn the picture of thin child
hearted, wayward, peneron, loving man
whom we know a Peter. It i oik; of the,
(diadows in the picture, but tho uliadowa
help iiit to appreciate tfie more the li'ht.
It h a mukIu sentence, and yet in it we
find the secret of a soul's downfall, the
cause of the heartache of the Son of God,
and a note of warning for God' people
Peter waa in a dangerous T'onition. First
of all, because he sat in tlie preHence of
the enemy. In the first lWm the warning
in give", that we hIhmM not "walk in the.
counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the
way of sinners, nor Hit in the geut of the
scornful," and this lnnt i the most hurtful
Hwition of all. Poor Peter was sitting
down. lie alxo i to be pitied because hu
sat "without." There in a circle within
which erery child of God niut keep if he
would have both peace and power. If in
imagination w-e take a compass in onr
hand and set one point at the place where
we would have the centre and with the
other point describe the circle, we have the
picture of the Christian life. The centre of
the circle is Christ, and the circle jtwlf is
described by prayer and Bible study and
fellowship with the saints. To keep within
this circle is to keep in touch with Christ.
To sit without ia to he in danger, and poor
Peter had stepped outside.
With all my heart I love to study Peter.
The sermon which has been greatly blessed
to the people throughout the country is the
nnfl which bears the title, "And Peter."
This one is sent forth that it may be a
companion of it, and carry the name of
The first service that I can find that
Peter ever rendered unto Christ is record
ed in Luke, fifth chapter, and the third
verse: "And He entered into one of the
ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him
that he would thrust out a little from the
land. And He sat down and taught the
people out of the ship." I like him for his
service. I have an idea that just the way
he pushed the boat out as the Master was
standing in it made Jesim understand that
there was something in him that would yet
go far toward moving the world. Is it not
true that much of the great work that we
find about us to-dav begins in just so hum
ble a fashion as did the work of Peter?
I like to study him in his writings. Some
parts of the Bible ought always to be read
ui the sunlight. The beautiful siory of
Ruth, and the letter to the Philippiaps are
examples of this. Other9 are for the dark
ness. Peter's epistles would thus head the
list. It is when we stand on the seashore
at night that we See the phosphorescence
of the waves. It is when we stand in the
darkness and read Peter's precious words,
that we catch the best vision of the light
which comes down from heaven and rests
I like to study him in his preaching, for
it is just the kind ttiat everybody ought to
be able to do. You may say that it wa
Bimply a string of texts, that mighty ser
mon of his at Pentecost, but if you should
say this was all that he said we could re
ply, as we have said in another place, it is1
all that Peter said that the Holy Spirit
thought worth recording.
I like him for his sincerity. You can
read him at a glance. He could not be a
hypocrite. When once he tried no one
would believe hira; he generally thought
aloud. W'hile men sometimes admired
him, frequently laughed at him, generally
censured him, they always loved him.
I like h;m for his Dromntness. lie wjts
the first to enter the tomb that he might
see where the Lord lay.
I liked him for his courage. He was not
afraid to stand in the tery midst of the
enemies of Christ.
I like him for his intensity. It is true
he made mistakes, but the pendulum swung
as far toward uprightness as it did toward
My text is to be read in connection, with
his denial, and thus we begin the more to
appreciate the storv.. Christ had given
him warning when lie said, "Simon, Satan
hath desired thee that he raay sift thee as
wheat," and again when He said, "This
night you shall be ashamed of Me,"' and
"before the cock crow thou shalt deny Me
thrice." He warns tf too.
The oak that goes down in the midst of
the storm do9 s3' because through' the
long years its heart has been eaten away
by the worm. The soul of the child of Ood
is never overthrown suddenly, and if it
goes down it is because it has steadily lost
ground in' matters that were too trifling
to cause alarm. If you should fail to-morrow
you will doubtless find the caune if
you look back oiv the history of to-day.
The neglected Bible of to-day," the negleot
ed prayer of to-day, the neglected fellow
ship c to-day, means the denial of tomor
row. It is not to be forgotten that there were
three denials. When Jesus was taken
into the presence of those who were to con
demn Him Peter followed and wanted tf
go in, too. It is said in John's Gospel that
another disciple, who was known unto the
high priest, bad gone in with Jesus, and
this, of course, must have been John; they
doubtless knew him at the door and he
passed through without question. When
lie saw that Peter was not in he went to
the door and secured his admission. I
I can just imagine how Teter must have
I walked up and doVn the court, now sitting,
I now standing, now trembling for his safe
! ty, for in tho.se days as to-day, "conscience
f makes cowards of us all."
The first denial was at the wicket gate.
To the little girl that admitted him to th
court he said :
"I know Him not." '
He might have taken warning and gone
back if he had but remembered the words
of Christ, for he was just at the edsje of
the circle; one side meant peace and the
other side despair.
I doubt not that some one who reads
j these words has just passed th rctifth the
I wicket gate, turning away from a life of
blessedness, and possibly has denied hrs
Master for the first time From the heart
of the infinite Christ a cry goes out to such
j "Turn ye, turn ye, for why will ye die?"
j The second denial waf at the fire, when
he sat with his enemies, and when he said
I with an oath:
! "1 tell vou, I know Him not."
Alas' many of us have g.-ne through the
nckct of dcrii.il, and
with Hi rricfin. . Iiardir kri'.uirv; kow c
rc.v bed portion, 'jfo all tu Ii the ny
of (iod inis: "Ci)tr,e "nt Iroiu n'!ig
theru and b' ye .-i,ir,ie." 'j he wui.1 li.i-i
al,iri hei-ri the mcmy of the Sui of (iod,
and h- who allow him i!t t be in ti,i!i
Willi il in the leint will drny hi Mailer
In-fore he is awjii e of it.
The third denul vcaji tn th relative of
M ililnw, whose i ar be h id nit oil in l.s
Hippos, 'd flcffli-e i .f ns Master, for thn
tttack upTM his f.-!, m man be was doubt
hw ameii.tiilc to the law. and possibly
n ght have been tried and condemned if
Jfsiis had not leplaerd' rite eir. The mem
ory of Mali litis aloiife.) all the terror hii
NL'inJihle in hin, mid bnfre he knew it. the
third denial was upon hi'ri, and with re
peated o.iths and cm miis lie laid:
"I tell jou that I know lliu not."
This is tin- denial that curies because c.f
some iineotifessi'd sin. AU for the man
w ho allows any nln to co w ithout imme
diate confusion. It will spring lrpon him
some day l.ke a tiger from tin jungle, and
will overthrow hun before he can havj
time to c;i!l for help, Sin i always down
iffri ie in i's tendencies, and he who denies
C hrist at tht! wicket gate will ere long:
deny Him f ace to face.
This text is aluo to le used in connection
with the sr.Uenrigs of Jesus. It nay riot
be amiss to give a brief account of 11 is
First of all, He appeared Iwforc Annas,
tha high priest, an account of which we
rend in John xviii: 11) to 22 "Tlie high
prietit then asked Jesus of His disciples,
and of His doctrine. Jesus answered liim,
I spake openly to the world; 1 ever taught
in the synagogue and in-the temple, whith
er the Jews always resort, and in secret
have I said nothing. Why askest thou Me?
Ask them which heard Me what I have
said unto them: behold, they know what I
said. And when He hud thus spoken one
of the ollioers which stood by struck Jesus
with the palm of hw hand, saving,. An
swerest Thou the hitfh priest so?'1
It was nn awful thinn for this man with
open hand to strike Him in the face.. To
strike Him, lefore Whom the angels veiled
their faces; to strike Him before Whom
the archnnciel sang: "Holy, holy, holy,
Lord (iod Almighty!"
But do you notice that when they struck
Him He never shuddered? They could not
hurt Him with anv such blows as thw, but
when we read, "Now Simon Peter stood
without and warmed himself." this is a
blow which makes the Son of God shudder
and His heart grow sick.
The second part of the trial was His ap
pearance before Caiaphas. Here, although,
false witnesses appeared against liim He
was perfectly silent. "But Jesus held His
peace. And the high priest answered and
said unto Him, I adjure Thee by the living
(iod that Thou tell us whether Thou be
the Christ, the Son of God. Jews said
unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I
say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the
Son of Man sitting on the right hand of
power and coming in the clouds of hea
ven." "And they did ppit in Ilia face," but He
never saw tbem. His eyes were blinded to
lS insults, but Peter in the presence of
ITis enemies was a blow at His very heart.
They smote Him until, if He had been only
tnan He would have staggered in His weak
ness, but they might as well have struck a
rock like Gibraltar and expected' it to fall
as to move Him with their blows, but
wdien Peter stood in the presence of those
who were against Him, like one of them
himself, it was a terrific blow at the Son.
The third part of the trial was before
the Sanhedrim. He is led out from the
court where He has seen both Annas and1
Caiaphas, and passes through- an' outer'
court to another room where the Sanhe
drim is to meet. As He passes, possibly
near enough to reach out His hand and
touch His disciple, suddenly He hears
"I tell you I know Him not."'
He could forget the spitting of nis ene
tnies, the blows of those who. hated Him
and the rods that had fallen upon Him in
the hands of the angry multitude, but He
could not forget Peter.
That which hurts Him the most in these
days is not the sin of the unregenerate
this He mnst expect, but the-sins of His
own people for whom He suffered and
died, and rose' again.
There is an infinite amount, of pathos in i
the words, "He turned and looked at Pe
ter." No word of reproach fell from His
lips, but simply an expression of sorrow
was there to be seen. Does He not look
upon you to-day, and does He not arouse
memories in your life vows that you have'
broken pledges that you have never kept?
"Jesus, let Thy pitying eye oall back tho
False to Thee like Peter,. ! would faint
like Peter weep."
But do not be discouraged: Man's use--fulness
not infrequently springs from his
recovery from some sin. Out of Peter's
fall came his first epistle. The best glimpse
that I have of the Saviourfs heart is that
which comes-when I think of His personal
dealings with individuals. When I think
of the God of Abraham I think of one who
strengthens His child under trial. The
God of Jacob is my encouragement to be--lieve
that my old nature- may be con
quered, and' mw name changed from Jacob
to Israel, tlie prince of God. The God of.
Mijah teaches me that prayer must be an
swered. The Saviour of Thomas encour
ages me while in doubt; the Saviour of
Paul sustains- me in my-suffering, but-the
Saviour of Ptster is the restorer of the pen
itent. Peter and' Jesus met after the Resurrec
tion on- the shore of tho. lake. It is mosfr
significant; that when he denied Christ it
was in thtr presence of the fire of coals in
the court f the enemy. When the Son
of God met him on the shore of this lake
there- wa a fire of oomls burning therev i
doubt not bur. that all the story of hi de
nial came rushing upon him. What was"
said att that interview we shjrll not know
until we hear it from Peter's own lips,, but
i-b is safe to say tlitt all his iins were for
given, and even tire marks of hia denial
were taken away..
If you have uVnied this same Lard Jn
your business, in your horn, or ir society,
He waits to forgive and t forget, and lie
"is the same yesterday, to-day and for
ever." Th Crusade In Rrlef;
More tha-A 50,000 Americans die from al
coholic driak every ywr.
Moderate drinkers belong to the same
ciass as moderate sUalers.
Earl Roberts cames before thp BrlticV.
public with a renewed appeal that the re
turning soldiers should not be led into
drunkenness ny treating.
In the light of recent events in Mary
land the friends of temperance reform :rlA
of good government have every reason to
be encouraged. iot only has the tendency
to rum rule been checked, but the tri
umpu of civic riirhteous.a'.'ja ha fceea ia
V-art at ica;us;a.
DUX ARI'S LETTER
Bartow Man Triumphs Over His
IS TOlCliLD CY roriLAK SYMPATHY
Though Still Weak and Not Yn Fully
Recuperated from Dangerouk
Illness, He Takes Up Hi ,
Trenchant Pin Onco
G'.od fwalth Is the lst of oat filly
bhoslnRs, but If we wvre not sink,
conn tiiiK H we would not appreciate it
And there is a K'xxl side to almost v
try misfortune. Old age has Its privl
l'xes mid slcknHs Its compensations..
1 knew that my family loved mo, but.
I did not- realize how much, until this
lingering, attack required musing:
ajid night watching, and they had to
Kit up with mo and comfort me as Ii
Fat In a chair and struggled for breath.
Hreath, more breath, was what I want
ed and I.ciuld not get it lying down.
I thought o' the last verse that David .
ever wrote, "Let everything that bath,
breath praise the Lord."
All during my long Illness -1 have
had three trained nurses my wife and
two daughters, and two married daugh
ters and a granddaughter besides on
the relief corps, and they have been,
so watchfuL- so willing and so good.
The oldest of the nurses has ben in
training for fifty years and has spent
all her married life in nursing and
training others and knows just what
to do and tow and when to do it.
What would. a large family do without
a good old mother? But at last the
girls had to force her to go up stairs
where she conld sleep without hearing
my cough that was wearing out the .
bronchial tubes and the larnyx and the
epiglottis ami the Scylla and Charyb
dis and other mysterious organs. And .
I had good doctors, too, who had diag
nosed me twice a day and sounded my
heart with their telephone tubes and
thumped my chest and beat my stom
ach and looked at my tongue and ran .
the handle of .a spoon down my throat
and gagged me and prized open my
eyelids and timed my pulse and then
wrote a long ,11st of prescriptions that
broke a drug store and made a menu
of what Lshoald eat and what I should .
drink, and then confided me to the
trained nurses to carry out the pro
gram. I was. as lmmble as a wet dog, for
the truth is, I. was alarmed and so was
my wife,- anl children. I didn't s-ee
how they could get along without me,
but I am. batter now, and for three
nighta I. have sl-pt In my bed and re-.
covered my breath and only lack .
strength, and am gaining that. It Is ,
worth being sick io have such, nursing.;
and. find, so many friends who sympa
thize and' wish me to get well. Its
pledges me-j to have them call and .
oheer me with their presence, but my
doctors.-, say, "Don't you talk much..
Let, them .d3 the talking. You have no k
breath. to spare." And every mail,
brings surl good, kind, loving letters ,
from all. aver the sunny south , and.
some from. Ohio and Illinois and Iowa.
They humble me and cause me to won:-.
4cc. w-hat E have done to my people all
these years that brings me such bene
dictions. Yes, I call them my people,
for now I am a patriarch, and.eyen,
obildren write to me and call;, me
grandpa. I have been too sick to.- an-.-swer
all: these letters and could only
reply by proxy, but I will answer.them.
when: T. get well. I am writing this to .
thanlfc taem all and to say that 'I be-,
lieva; my heavenly Father has-give
roe anwther lease and I shall continue
Cor ai while longer to make a weekly
visit to the homes; and hearts.of ourr
There is another good thing abouti
a protracted lllnys. It gives a mam
su-cb a good opprtunity tolook back,,
to ponder and ruminate. His helpless
ness makes hi he humble anl humility
makes him kinit Right rw I love. e?-
erybody, except some. I believa I
tould love Teddy if he would rtraet
and apologia.. He oug;tt to do tiaat If
he expects ny peace of. mind, A let
ter from L1u Mountein colle, Mis
sissippi, mo to write him and.
ask him a.ot to visit Uat stat until he
does retract, and says the bear have '
had a convention ani'relsolredlto keep
in their dens when he comes, I thought
he wa$ a pretty lair speaker, but a
frienil of mine he-jrd" him at Asheville
the other day and says he acts like a
bull In breeches and cavorts all round
and threshes hij arms and shakes hi
less and twists up his aose and mou:a
and slobbers cut hli words, but he.
But this 13 enough about TVddy.
Let us turn him over to the tender
mercy of Dr.- Wharton, who told us
why he was shy of his mother's state
and pecpie.lilLL ARP, la Atlanta