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STRUCK BY THE LAW
AGUICULTURiAL, HALL VASN1WON DY
The 1ligheat Court Ulyes-TIGiJosseRat.or
Di* VAffntulating A fter Loig
'4i1eIgatonu-Cosit to t he st mate.
yasington, May l1.--Tho Unit
ed States supreno cotfrt has - affirm
ed the decision of the circuit court
for the circuit of South - Caralina in
the. "Agricultural. Hall" case, involv.
ing the title to the Agrimultual ball
in Columbia, S. C. Edward B. Wes
,ley of Now York bought the proper
ty of the commissioners of the State
sinking fund, but thoro wore idleged
irregularities in the puichaso-eind ho
broughtIsuit against J. E . Tindal, the
secietary of stato, and J. R. Boyles,
who had been employed by the sec
rotary of stato to guard tho property,
to securo possession. Tindal and
Boyles, in- the l'owr courts, con.
tended that they woro mere cust'Q&d-'
ians of the proporty at d, tindts tho
State should be si).d, but in tlio
- -3wo lr-courtl0 possession of the
property was given to Wesloy. This
judgment was afflirmed by the mu
prome court in an opinion by Justico
Harlan, who held that tho Stato was
not nocessarily a party to the suit.
WHAT IT MEANs.
It was rumored about the city
yesterday that tho aupromo court
had rendered the above decision.
TL ) attorney general had heard
nothing of it.. Mr. Lyles, who has
represented Wesley all tho waly
through and won his light in tho
several courts, was not in the city.
He is off on a trip to WiaOhington
and Philadelphia and will not rettir
Tho decision means hut Mr. Wes
loy gets possession of the property
and will collect rent from the Stato
dispensary for a period that extends
from the timo of tho first judg.
Assistant Attorney Genoral Town
send said yestorday that Ie thought
that this vould b for a period of 18
Senator Tillbnan When governor,
insisted on holding this property,
and established the Stato disponsary
therein. The dispensary has been
located in the building over since.
The dispensary authorities havo
spent much money putting in pormal.
nont improvemonts about tho 1 r-poi ty
both inside the building and about the
yards. Several thousand dollars
haveo doubt boon inv'ostod in this
~ ,tnclunder the lawv t,he authorities
will have ino right to remove any
improvements. Such im provemnents
made b)y ai tenant belong to the
owner of the proport y. The disipon
sary authorities, in ad1dit,ion t.o erect
ing a large water tank on the side of
the building have had a cemont floor
pult in the cellar, and other cositly
changes necessariy for the carrying
on of the liquor business haive beeni
It,is not known, of course, wvheth
or Mr. Wesley will poermat t.hp dis
pensary to be continued in his build
ing at any figure. Hie will p)robaibly col
lect a good sum for b)ack( rent and can
charge his own prices for the disponi
sary ap)paratuls attach'od to the build.
ing which under the decision belong
to him. Again, ho may bring suit to
recover damages to the building
froip the putting i-n of 11h0 elevator,
tjhere is a cnsiderablo stir inii dis
Ssary circles over the dlecision and
,. t defeat of the State, particulairly
as there is no appeal from this last
decree of the courts.
There is much speculation as to
whare the dispensary can secure a
building large enough and suitable
for its purpose in case it has to v-a
cute the Agricultural hell building.
Anidersoni, 8. C., March 1, I8W:-L.
0. H-all of this place wrlies them fol
low ing volunItary HItatemnt, for pull1
eatlon: "'I was ai0lite foi('r a lon g II ime
with bolis1, andi beganlI takingu I loou1'
Marapanrill a, whleb iha en,'tire ly cuIred
meii. I reommiiendil b is medicline to aill
who are suft'ring ats I was$.''
hood's Pblls alr. the favor ito famil.ty
enthartic. Easy to take, genitle, ild~,
WiIAT TI1E STATE OFFICERS P AY.
In vZitew Attoray kieneral Harber
p.Overnor Ferbo onl tlie Iffect on
[Nows and Couirior.]
Columbia, May .11.-It was stated
in this correspondonco this morning
that thero was a rumor hero that the
Stato had lost tie, Agricultural Hall
case, which ig one of the nost im
portant suits in,which the State has
been engaged. The Wa,hington
dispatchos, however, said absolutely
nothing about tho decision, and so
no more was known about the mat
tor until to-night, when the news
reached, here that the State had lost
the Agricultural Hall ease. Evor
since the case was originally decided
in Charloston by a jury against the
State, the case was regarded by the
State Administration as a lamo con
test., and tho Stato's counsol somed
t 4>o fighting for time, and an odd
Cianco. An appoal was taken to the
Court of Appeals, and then to the
United States Court, and in 'overy
instanco the Stato has lost.
Tho litigation was over the pos
session of the Agricultural Hall
which Mr. Alexandor bought at pub
lie sale, and for which Mr. V. I.
Lylos, as counsol for E. B. Wesley,
made ono payint, and then offered
"3lto Ridge bonds" for further pay
miot. Tho bonds were rofused, and
the Sato seized the building but the
Courts have hold that Mr. Wesley is
entitled to the possession of tho
WhAT M. BARiE1 SAYS.
Attorney Gonoral Barbor wias seon
about the case this evening, aid said
that the Stato had lost, from what
lhe understood of the decis;om, the
Agricultural HI I II, but, tho decision
did not. involve the legality of the
Jlue Ridge bonds, WhiCh it was
sought to (sta blish.
Not only doci the Stato lose the
possossionl of the buildiig, but it
will havo.to pay Mr. Wesley a prut
ty big rental for the building, which
has beet used as the chief dispen
sliry. It was stated to-day that rot
could only be collected for eightoon
mont.hs, Which is the time the judg
mont of the Court has boon on record.
i addition to this, if the State
vacates the buildiig, it will lose con
sidorablo in the way of pormanent
improvemenits it had put. in ,tho
buildings for the running of the
(1OVERNolt ELLEIRE WILL NOT TALK.
(4ovornor Ellorbo, when asked
about the decision to night, said that,
he did not care to have anything to
say about thle matter, or wvhat the
State would do as to the domicile of
the dlisp)ensary'. It will be remomn
borods that the litigation in this case
wvas started during Governor Till
Quinine and other fe
ver medicines take from 5
to 10 days to cure fever.
Johnson's Chill and Fever
Tonic cures in ONB DAY.
Comn ltin of seattor EarI o.
TIhme cotidit,ion of Senator Earle was
tunimpijroved yest.erdaiy aftor'noon. On
Monduay niight., lie was~ Ia goodl deal
wVorse hbt raillied t,he next, (lay. Drt.
lMarle st ites tEh 1, h is patient may re
tmalin in Ithis priesenit condit,ion for ai week
Or more w ithout, any very great change.
At, piresentI he is exeedilingly wetak, not
bintg abIle to reit.ini very munch nou1rih
Since Sat.irdaiyL thme st,reets iln the
viciniiity of Seniatoi Ea~trle's home hatve
bieen roped off to prevett the noise of
passinhg teamtis anntoyinug t,he sik~ otne,
as he is v'ery tier vousab,out such Itigs.
I- is famiily were a little moire hiopofiul
yesterday and1( hiis Iilii(ne)ous fiondts tall
over Sout,h Carol ina will join with them
in hopes for a safe termination of his
illness. A muuli,it.udo of inq~uiiries from
all over thle State have'. been received
biy'his faumil y ini theO past. week, antd
(calleis ai h t td hosi have bten as inm
Why wi ill y~ou buy1~ hit ter niauseat,inrg
'I( n i( 5s 1 wh e SIiovt TAwr itlthissermt p
Y(our( driuggist, Is autl',biedl t, refun td
t he tmoney ini every ense where it, fails
to cure. P rice 5) ett f. ly
FROM STEM TO STERN.
DEOCoy D)UVUK3 MADEK OF IRiT-DAUn1.
EN WLI. HI IAKED.
Larry Uantt to D)o It-IUo WrItenAnother
Conmunileation to The State About the
Larry Gantt has sent The Stata
another obaptor in the dispensar'y
scandal. He is atill insisting on his
demand for an investigation of dis.
pensary affairs from. "Hell to Hol
land," and promises to riddle "from
stem to ,storti" the bosses of some
"decoy . ducks made of dirtdaubors."
Here is his latest communication:
To the Editor of The State.
Below I publish ad extract from a
letter which I have just received
from one of the loading and most
honorable gentlemen in our State,
and who will doubtless permit me to
use his namo if occasion demands.
It shows that my demand to inves
tigato the dispensary is no now found
zoal, but that for moro than a year I
have been working to uncover re
ported venality. The letter says:
"I have been reading tho develop
ments in the dispensary with ia
torost. I have boon satisfiod for
somo years what has been going on,
and, if you romember I told you, and
believod it more than throo yotirs
ago. At first you disagrood with
me, but later you told mo that you
believed I was correct, and men
tionod a very largo shortago reported
in Commissioner Trax1er's bookip,
which you said had been told you.
I urged you to open up lest it dis
rupt t o Reform movement and
bankrupt tho State, to say nothing
of tho disgraco which would be at
tended with it if not stopped. You
fihought it. inadvisablo at tliat timo,
but said you would expose it when
you thought the timo had come, giv
ilng 1110 N011r r1,1SOns, etc., for so
"Nov, perhaps I a incompttii
to advise, but would say that you
cannot admit this matter to stop at
a fow cans of poaehos and cigrars.
They aro nothing moro than spar
roWs, when I bolievo there is turkoy
in full rango, if the matter is frooly
"As to the Howell letter, the only
thing I can see in it is your misfor
tune in supporting Scruggs and the
developments on him, but it is not
infrequent that we are deceived in
"Your friends will stand by you,
believing and knowing that you are
innuoco nt of any intentional wvrong."
Mr. Editor, while we havo fired
enough paper wads at one another,
if for med into shot ind shell, to dui
plic ate the siege of Sabastopol, at
the same time I have always looked
upon you as a fair and manly oppon
eut, and for this reason asked the
use of the columns of your daily
paper to defend myself before the
people of our State. But in your
Monday's issue yeu struck below the
belt, by conveying the insinnation,
I think, that I was mixed up in
somo dispensary swindle. If you
believe that I have misstated facts,
say so and I am willing to
have tLe fullest glare of light turned
upon me. God knows my heart,
and I have never handled or
sought 'to handle a dirty shil
ling. I worked hard to retain
my friends in oflice, and perhaps
went too far in my zeal to promote
their interest. This is the extent of
I do not charge cori-uptio' ruinst
any man connected wvith the State
dlispensary, but do insi.st that the
lights be turnoitd on, andl shall ren
der wvhatever aid I can that the pub
lie may knowv of the facts. I have
written three letters in the interest
of two- of my friends, and for wvhom
I dlesired to secure p)laces, bolieving
them to bo honest, and competont
men. One of those letters was
ponnued b)ef:oro I had bmoard aniy ro
p)orts about the nrsenmt b)oard1, but
only touched on the past manage
mrent I had heard of thoi Bickart
Onutz repor-t anid was investigating
the samne; b)ut. as soon as Mr. W~oodl's
return from Atlanta I wrote a second
lettenr. T do not 'hnlieve that any
compromising developments will
come out connecting any of the
present board with corruption, but
even thosa rumors about the mon
bers should be investigated.
I expected certain little coat-tail
swinging journalists to befoul me.
They are the tools of ambitious poli
ticians and in whose way to promo
tion I stand. But I do not intend
to waste ammunition on decoy ducks
made of dirt daubers. At tio proper
time, when their bosses come to the
fron,, I shall riddle them from stein
Other reports not connected with
the dispensary have reached my ears,
and which I am now investigating.
My hands are clean, and I shall
show to the public before this thing
is over that I had no selfish axe to
grind in anything that I have over
said or written. RespOOtfully,
T. L. GANTT.
Spartanburg, S. C., May 11.
Johnson's Chill and Pe
ver Tonic is a ONE-DAY
Cure. It cures the most
stubborn case of Pever in
Trumps from Varotum Qxuarterm,
Last Moilay was Menorial day. We
did not 1jave the pleasure of attending
tihe. exercises at the Pair grounds but
it. w1as our good fortune to witneks the
decoration of the Monument at about
5 o'clock in Jho evening. A liayer by
one of Newberry's emiient divines
Wias offered up at the foot of the ilonu
mnt at the conclusion of which a sonr
was sung and the procession repaired
to Rosemont Cemetc.iy and the old
graveyard to decorate the graves. The
exorcises at the Monument, were very
iipressive anti it. is not likely that t,e
undersigned will soon forget them.
We stood there atid in our heart we
thankod our lucky stars that we were
born a Southerner, among a peoplo
whose independent spirit yet tender
devottionl 1.1de,membanc of loved
ones is not surpassed by any people
under the sun.
There is no truer indlea+*ion of a peo
ple's sincerity in the prilciples of a
cause that was lost thanl the affectionate
dcvotion and t,ender regard whicl the
Southern poople pay t. those who
bravely laid down their lives upon the
battle field in defense of Right, and.1 us
tice. Our old "Vets" both dead andl(]
living deserve ll the honor and praise
that a grateful and appreciating lpos
terity can bestow upon them. May we
nover fall to honor and cherish their
memory, nor our hearts grow cold and
indifferent, nor our minds forget of
those w;hose valor on fiery fields of
kleath has never been surpassed, whose
tteorld from 1001-1865 against tim n Ited
resources and overwhelming numbers
has won the admiration of the world
.and clothed eyery one of them in ever
.Iasting and spotless robes of glory.
Such a glorious record will always
*brighten the pages of Southern history
isnd fill the heart of the Southern youth
with that patriotism and love of coun
t.ry which will never permit the loath
some pinions of Olperssion and dils
honor to breed ever a fair and sunny
land so bravely defeated in days p)ast
by and gone. Listen! who censures us
for entertaining such sentiment,s?
WVho questions our loyalty to th<
Union? Must we forget, the tears anid
sufferings of those who sacrificed lif<
and prop)erty in defense of a rightcom~
cause in ordoer to pacify a few small be
Ings who peraist in calling us rebels,
Never! We are not censutred. Oum
loyalty is not questioned, for 32 yeart
under the folds of th'* statrs and stripet
during wvhichi time we have growr
stronger than ever, atnd t,his is sufli
cient proof that we are a reunited pco.
.Ais we do not live at Prosperity wt
(10 not know whether' she has miade ii
mistake in deciding againtst,the d ispen
sary or not so we have suni ke some
ot,h ers conicidted to go slow with out
congratulations. As we said in a pre.
vlious issue If bl1 id tigers are de al ing
out the cussed stuff in a totwn it is bet
ter for tht,t towvn to have a diIspensary
Now as we have said we (10 not liv e at
ProspertMit,y, and theorefore we do noi
know whether blind tigers haunt th<
black alleys and dark corners of thal
townt or not.
We saw a friend from St.. Ph ill ip's ii
towvn last M'onday: he hadio a miight3
big hundle wrapped upi niely uinder' hh
arm. It looked like what we have goot
reason to beolieve was a suilt of clot,hes
i.ook out friends somieb)ody is ini sea'cl
of a wife. IIave you got mtuch, cotto,
phm nted fr'iend?
Pu'tck tells us th at, 'spintg chaic ken
are almost onhiand"', will lhe kindalyltel
us how long it will be before they reach
the mouth. .10m1 TurWmI'
Whittire Coning to the Frout.
It is astonishing to noe the interost
the eitizens are beginning to manifost
in building up and beautifying Whit
mirO, which is one of the most healthy
and pleasant places on the "S. A. L."
Since our genial hearted, )ubllc spirit
ed townsnan, Go1. J. S. Spearman, has
boon attending the ineotings of the In
dustrial Association of the Carolinas,
one would be surprised to iee how on
thused the people have become over
hto prospect of having an up-to-date
Mr. Jno. P. Fant has just finished re
modeling his old dwelling and has con
verted it into a beautiful commodious
building (that is yet to be painted), and
is now prepared to take care of any
who desire to visit our town as well
and as reasonable as they could bo
taken care of anywhere.
Mr. Chas. Tidmarsh, another afTable
o entleman, who conducts a largo mor
cantile business, informs us of his in
tention of soon repai-ing his beautiful
dwelling, which has just been remod
Mr. Jno. D. Stokes, one of our clever
and onergetic young merchants, in
tends, we understand, to paint his
storo house and whitowash his out
Dr. I. R. Jecer reports that lie in
teinds minking 1some11 improvements oil
his drugstore, which will afterwards
Judge Bishop, who, by the wiay, Is
alw*ayA ready a'nd willing to do any
thing, Or co-operate with thoso who un
dortake anything that will u1nprove the
towi, will m1ake some changes in his
dwelling and thenl paint it.
It is preslme( that Mr. It. P. Mor
row, another one of our imerchlaiits,
will fall in line with the others, anild do
something that, will add to the appear
anec of his plitce.
Mi. K. V. Truesdel, 0111 agent., lts i
bealutifuil little flower garden started at
the "S. A. L." depot, which adds great
ly to the mz1agnificencO of the )lac.
Whitilire andl(] siur-roiiing country
cainnot he excelled y ovwhere. The cli
Imate is all t.lat, aIyone could wish fo.
the yeair artotnd. D'liking-wIater i
smply excellent-pure, free-stone,
Splendid granite, whiolh is inexhllst
ible. I n fact, ill the natural 4-sources
formlld anywhere in the country are
here, anlid the only thing in the w%orlI
that we need at present to make thi
the ga-denl spot of Southi Carol i b 6
people with means, thrift, energy am)(
Capt. .11m. T. Pa1t.rick, chief ilnis
trial agent, and the '"S. A. L." are do
ing all in their power to help us timl
ilwovv, enhance the Valulit of il popi
late the h1umense (aIns in this voiity
that are gr'owing up into forests for ti
watnt of people who will cultivate them.
Let us ttko hold in earnest and hell
those who show a willingness to hell
us. SAM J. CI1AUNC-Y.
it,emo From miaybinton.
Mr. Billy Maybil and mother hav,(
beeni on a visit to Mr's. Pecggy Eyans
family near' Goshen H ill.
Miss Fannie Epps spont last wool
with lIon. W. D. IIardy's family.
The cotton buyers from Ointl isle
Whiitmnire and adjoining towns were
abroad in the land last week huntinj
up cotton to buy. Sever'al of the farm
er's have not sold all of last year's cot
Last week wve were visIted by som
hail and much rain, and this week
cold wind has been blowing, much t
the discomfor-t of the farmzers.
T1he gardens are growing finely. WV
are happy to say the fr'uit is not al
killed and watermelon patches l001
flourishing. Fried chiiens are nearl;
''ripe,"' so we ar'e looking forward to
good t,ime in the future, "'ef we ki:
jist rchi blackberry time."
We have becon pre'sented a cop)y C
the Minutes of the South Carolina Au
nual Conference of '96f. It, comes ou
in a new dre-ss, with cuts of several fin
churches and pIhotos of several of th
beloved ministers. We were glad t
Iget in p)ossession of it.
II see that, the editor of The I feral
and News has beeni to Natshvillo to pe,.
feet arrangemenezts for the 1 'ress -Asst
ciationi toi visit, N ewhierry3, ClintLon ani
H arris Springs. if he makes this at
gr'andi a success as the hanquet that h
recently gave -is o'crsposndent,s, I
will he a gr'anud atlair. Wish you
nmerry f1ime0, safe returin, aLnd look for
wards withi pleasurec toi your dlescip~tio
of it atfter y'ou get batck.
A y'oung fellow from Jo (nesv iil I
visiting one of the firI youtng ladies c:
tils comiimuni ty too often to suit ma
We hate to give ny~ onri girlIs to fa
away' boys, think she shuouhi lie pleaset5
w ith~ a hoy nearer home. Th~ire e 1ell
In Ma ybinuton for whb> 'w(ers, and nic
y'oun g ien tioo mnnerousidii to men31tliin
Mr. li ayne McCiackcen's well I ave'
ini aI fewV. days' agoi.
Tw'~o iumiy-schooils ini the (limnig
nit,y'. Mi r. l'i'ankl Mazyh.in supeII' ried
Ione in the suburb'ls of ti he it,y and M I
J1 im Eppis the onie at Ebienezer- chmurel
IT 11881l'1INiTiMl DOWvN IN (11O.tI0IA
AN AA. NATURE IN IN 11.00M
And FilO . g Time is oil u-1romn Olvem
Way t the Cheor of the season ant
Makes 11iuself a Comfort.
When I took my seat I fully intend
od to writ, i letter on the backward
condition of farm work, but before I
could begin Brown turned loose in a
poetic strain and it changed ny mind
entirely. Here is what he says:
'Taini't no use to be a-grieving,
For the world Is so deceiving,
That it's might,y hard to -judge of
what is best,
Do the 1)est you can today,
Kick Sorrow from the way,
And the Lord is mighty sure to do
I fully agroe with my old friend
that ai man cannot always judge as to
what is bost, and I am more than
anxious to so tho old follow in a
choorful mood. He is a comfort to
me at such times and I givo way to
his whims more than I should por
haps, but as those happy moods are
only once a year and in the spring,
when fish so liko to bite, ho does not
.boro mo very badly, and I hopo the(
roader will be as kind as 1, and hoar
(reen truck is in the gardenl, and
young cel nils on the wiay;
ggs are jiust. I-wasting ait u 1 there's ham
for evtery diay;
1the tit,le is a-fattening and the milk
is po-ing11 down,
Alnd there's beenl enough of holiey t.
take a lot to town.
There is beans in I'lhe hiich i anid beans
oil the pole,
And we.'I have t,hem hot for dinni-er and
at, supIper takice theiml cold;
The '"fittvv" beds are tig aind at
dIigginug ii.ime, ith clecar,
We'll have possiil ald potato along
wit,hl 4simon heer.
We'll tvei sqiuashes and( tolavtoes and
eil nbhge w.'hen th~ey' head,
Aid otifons by the bishiels itd beete
. both white anti red,
Anld melons ringed IaId stiped, ail
m0lons rouroliid and lg,
Will iliake us all1 rejoice that, ill Geor
git we were bm-n.
There is a1pples for ouir dumillplinligs, thatt
wII left, us by tIe frost.,
Aid peaches will he plmit., though th
most, of t,hem wee list.,
TLhe cherries won't he many, but I
ZIeRs we'll hIafve ia few,
id the blackborry crop is the best I
So we're smilin down In Georgia anl
pushing right along:
If we mIss a crop of cottoi we will mak<
a lot of corn,
If w0 havcn't, fany' credit we wvill wal
to get, t,he cash,
And Instead of "'peach and hioney"'w
enni t,ake "'sweet tuash.'
lFor the mountain boys are busy am
paissing Oin the s13y,
- And t,he "dow"' they bring alongi
- away ahead of rye;
So thore ham't, no0 uso of sorirow in thi
'avloys nor the hills,
i If you fall t,o get religion y'ou can p)at
ronizo the stills.
I was sorry that my old frion<
would mention "sweet miash" ant
I"rye" andi ''poach and honey," bu
,his poem wvould have boon nothinj
tif he hiad not been allowved to amon
tion theso ingredients in his b)il o
Sfare, and so I have humored himn fo
-the sake of cheerfulness.
than ever before
the prices are
WERS'ER?N IVH/RRI?. lfVORK'
Cataiogie free Agentsb ever ywhers
I am glad always to see people
choorful, and, after all, the country
people 1re the most cheerful and the
most trustful in the workings of
providence. In all the )Vorld there
is no class to be found that can put
aside the cares and anxieties as the
farmors do. If there is too much
rain they console themselves with
the thought that it is God who sends
the rains and He controls the seasons
and gives or withholds the Increase.
It is a most blessed condition to re
ceive such things in this way.
While they trust much to provi-.
denco, they never cease to worp. t.
have been watching the young poo
ple of lato and they are working as
I never saw them work before. The
boys are whooping up tie fe1s .ano
the girls are setting hens, tending
the flowers and the gardens, keep
ing the milk and butter fresh and
the dinner pots smell most ont to
the field to keep the workers in hap
ors in Georgia can enjoy the bless
py anticipation of a good time at
At dinner when the old horn blows
To call the workmen from the field;
b'Each face with pleasure always glows
And happy thoughts upon them steal;
Tho horsos know the sound as well,
Lor ain't you hoard the old mulos
J u1st what they think we cannot tell
liut sure they know tho timo of day,
A rid happliess o'rspreads the placo,
As for the house all imove in hasto.
Thora is no industrious family in
the country but what can have some
thing at meal tiw.- to make the occa
sion pleasant. Thoro is many a rich
nman now that would give thausands
to havo the same appetite that he
had when ho followed a plow. Peo
plo that work in the fields need noth
ing to stimulate their stomachs and
give rolish--work gives relish--and
so it is not vAry hard to make a din
nor nt. i comit ry hone as pleasant as
the grndo.,t hatni(et over hold, and
I fool rowd that th poorest farm
Of coorso thoio country people do
not. alwiys sot a table for a feast.,
bud the po.>rost girl can11 always find
man nieo tliing- when their sweet
hoarts com on Siudays, and when
the mooting diyi roll around overy
ho oh1leho is reatiy with things
plenty go->) enongh for all the comi
pany, anti I nevor sa v one that did
riot liko colmp imy. When company
comes the good wife and the girla
have a (lai,e t.o show themsNelve
and you aro certain t,:, got chickn.
At dinnor you will got chickaln pio,
chickon sLow, vogetables fresh from
the gardon, poach pies or borry pi%m,
with milk cool frm the spring and
buttei- as lresh and sweet as the
wvorld can p)roduce. If you are' at
supper with these good peoplo you
are more than-apt to have some
more chicken, but you are certain to
have some cold beans, tomatoes,
boots, p)otatoos and squash-all such
as this-left over from dinner, with
-good cornbread and a borntiful sup
ply of milk. The old people may
get a little coffee if they wish, but
Sthere is sure to be some ready for
the preachier and1 they get sugar in
It is right that good country
Spreachers should get the best of
r everything. I was up) to the Ep
worth League one day and as I
'looked upon the preachers there I
felt that I had rather be one of them
than anything else, and this has no
reference to the good eatihg they
goit. T1hero is not one of us but
what can remember most affection.
ataly the good p)reachlers we have
known. These preachers do not atl
wvays know it, but they are loved
olverywvhero, arid the good seed that
they sow in many instances flourish
long after they have passed away.
Brown indrites the following to
p)roachors, hby way of encouragement
arnd ats an earnest of his feeling for
Ieew grow so hard bunt that at last
O)ui hiearts re touiched b)y momething
Nomne w~ordl you spoke, someli song you
May hiring a sigh or earse a pang;
in age we ret respect the way,
And learrr thre truth of what you say,
Anid thus somoe yotuth you scarcely
1s saLved atL last -and saved by you.
Y'oun'l never know th e good you've
ill mn mr and1 thne their race have run.
I SAJ1neR PrLUI4KT