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JWrifi^aiU^HXCvi AinltUiUr toYoYwy Holdem
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^?M.r**f lur?oitwi?li to patronixo tbiw COMPANY
/iua only hesitate upon the too general and fallacious
|dea that Southern Companies are not as good as
?Northern or Foreign. We only ask such to do tho
simple justice of applying to our Agents, or direct
itothe Home Office, and they will receive Indubita
ble evidence on this point. With funds inverter] in
.llcst Stocks, Real Estate, and Good Securities, no
iCpnipajiy ^nn be.more Solvent, with ample means.
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4^im' / JTOBVEN'? HOUSE,
25 .f- 27 Bnxuhcay, X. Y.
Yi T I Hy^?^]C ^0W'mS4Ctrc?n<
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jfPHE STEVENS HOUSE is well and widely known
JJ_ to the travelling public. The location is cs
PSWjljf ??itablo.tp merchants und business men ; it
wF1^'^0 P**"xiniity to the business part of the
cW^AiiS,ori tlA i-hfghway of Southern and Western
ftrAVCb-rnnd adjacent to all the principal Railroad
.?mLSleninh?nr d?pot?. ?
^hc STEVENS lRH'SE Jtns liberal ncconmioda
?ft<w!r 8uJ>i9'W,^3T^^ 18 ,vc'1 f?rniali5df and
R?^eryAnrideVn irnprovcMicnt for the com
|fort f<?r its iiMjiutes, / Tho rooms aro spacious and
%well ventilated?provided with' ^as and water?tho
.?vntm'dn'nc'ilB* vrdrhpt ahd rtspcotful?tm<i the table
-ji?!tr??n?ro?fllji..(providod.'.with every ?luli?aoy of tho
.aearon?at rnodorato rates. ? ?
.miTb? r^>?las having bocu-rufurniuliod nnd remodel
otfd,! .wd urb'Cnablctl to offer extra faoliltics f,>r (ho
j?comfortj and pleasure of our guests,
OEO. &. CHASE k CO.,
*4t}B*\fo*M to nl^.i -'t Uu Proprietors.
2f7Trt0TlP*' AN? o ?ff 11.1> ss i: x? h
?Tf.- 'XTT;OtTiINC., for sale low at
tvi / Y.Vfc'i
j Tho Dying Soldlar.
t j
Col. Ch'ri?tio, of North Carolina, fell mor
tally wounded at tho buttle of Gettysburg,
while he was gallantly leading his uicti,against,
the onenry's brcaetwdrkn. lie wn? taken to
AVlrichcster, where he was nursed tenderly tin
\il hin death. Ho longed to seo his young
wife, hin darling Lizzie, but when sho reached
Winchester he was dead. His laut words
wore, "Kiss mc for hlZZlK.,t+-iJ2x(ract r>f a
.??Tho bravest arc the tendcrest,
The loving uro the during,"
J am dying?Is she coining??throw tlic wiuduw
open wiile,
Is she coming? Oh! I love her more than nil the
world bciidc.
In her young'nnd temler beauty, must, oh! must
she feel this loss?
Saviour, hear my poor petition, tench her how to
bear this cross. ?
Help her to be calm and pntlcitt when I moulder in
the dust,
Let her say and fool, my Father, that thy ways aro
true and just.
Is she coming? Co and listen?I would seo her fuco
once more;
1 would hear her speaking to mc, ere life's fitful,
dream is o'er;
1 would folrt. her to my bosom?look into her soft
bright eye,
I would tell her how T low her?kiss her once be
tforc 1 die. . ?, ?
Is she coining 7 Oh! 'tis evening, und my darling
.comes not still.
Lift the curtain?if grows darker?it is sunset on
the hill.
All tho evening dewa are falling?I nm cold, the
light in gone.
IS she coming? Softly, snftly comes death's silent
footsteps on!
I nm going?come and kiss me?kiss mc for my dar
ling wife :
Trttfc for her my parting hlessiug?take the hist fond
. kiss of life,
Tell her I will wait to greet her whore the good and
-lovely are, ,
In that home Uittottcho-I by sorrow?tell her she
iinist meet ma there.'
Is slit 'ondtig? Lift the curt.dn?let me see the fall
ing 1.,-ht:
Ohj * want . *? live to see her, surely .-dtp will come
: Ha~L :?hi : ? .
Surely crd ()if> dnyi>bt dlcth, t will fold her to my
breast :
With ber head upo:?my ^ *vom, calmly I ctudd^InH
to res'.:
It ishiiiit to die without >r: : H?k, I think she's
coming now:
I c:uvalmost feel her kisses on m/ faded cheek and
[ call olwM'st hear her whisper, feel her b."' "th Up?"*!
my cheek.
Hark! I hear flifc'frVni door open?is she coining .'
did she speak ?
JCo. * Well, drop the curtain softly?I will fee her
j ftioo no uioro. ...
Till t'Mcc it smiling on me on the bright, ntid better
IV11 her she must come and meet me in thnt Eden
land of light; ? j
Tell her I'll be waiting for her where there is no
death?no night:
Tell her that 1 called her darling?blessed her with
my dying breath:
Come nnd kiss me for my Lizzie?tell her love out
liveth death.
Mmuciii i n .i i, .mmm. n . nm ? ji i i?i ? i? ?? .11 ? ?111 i?nnii uro, .? 1 mmm*
original story
A Fact, 20< Fiction.
"I'ib a looker.r?n at Venire;" 'and, as weeks
roii by, the tide, it abb* and Ames. Some
Witli the flood, rush on to fortune ; while many,
with the debrifi-innj-*, float unresistingly to find
neglect and ruin in turbid shallow* ; ebic,
driving on tho sen-bound wuves, aro wrecked
'twixt foster dangers, Scylla or Charybdis.
If all "tho men and women, actors are,"
where is th? inspiring audience ? Methiuks 1
hear the poet's cynic tone, when ready wit
makes answer,
?'How little know we what we say or do,
We are both iwtcyx and spectators loo."
So cheerily the harvest moon skiun? ou the
dappled clouds, that its friendly presence
should WflrtJl but pleasant memories. Life is
not always moonshine, and wo observers;
we, with human intuition* girt, revere proud
fortitude, and at times aro led from the even
tenor of our ways to ponder on the dio.
ramie lights, thnt shade the by-plays we have
seen and known. * * * *
And they were bairns together. I can sec
bright Alico now ; tin only child was she, so
fair and tender,
A gentle eye, 'twas one of I !<io
Hud gazed "at Heaven, ami caught its hue."
While she was yet a child, her every whim was
law at home; and her want of company, the
only bane tu happiness. It was then, that
Mrs. ilfthjnd dipd,-~bf>r father's pnjy sister;?
and, :1H cousin 1* dward had always been hpr
ideal of a good brother, Mrs. .Inslyn, bor phris
tiaq i))otlicr, found it no cross to Wtill'ouic to
her home nnd heart, the orphan boy.
Kdwufd Hyljind 1 cai} scarcely describe.
He.was one yenr the senior of Alice; yet his
intelligent, eyo and well knit frame suggested
grcntov maturity. He was of moody, sensitivo
temper; one of tlut tropical type, still, un
demonstrative, immobile, yet ardent. And all
his and orphanage was beguiled by the clinging
cheerfulness of Iub childish cousin Alice. She
flitted around him in hip study hour, and di
verted his attention from the half completed
sum f she Dogged for his help,?juet one nnn
?te,-j~whon, absorbed in soiuo Greek transla
tion, ho had all but accomplished tho task.
When it annoyed him. she "was so sorry to
make him, impatient, but she had no one to care
for her, like cousin Kd." And who could re
? .Hist the mischievous and artless caress, with
which she made amends, and pardon begged,
where the act was scarce a fault.
Mouths passed, . '
"For lightly mils tho foot of time,
That only (rends on Honors."
Thcwo eh i hi re ii of the household had now
become all essential to each other. Kdward
been at school Alice's stimulant to study ; and
their long walk to the Academy each day, was
ever beguiled by close converse, and an ox
change, 'if actual opinions and Sentiments, that
had knit their interest iudissolubly. The sea
son drew nigh fur Kdward to go to College;
latterly, he had watched with a questioning
eye, ail the intercourse botwecu his "littlo
Alice," and the youths who attended their
school. With a conscious look or repartee,
she sometimes cheeked their gallantries. A
compliment offered on otic occasion, called up
a blush, which caught tho cyo of Kdward, and
assured him I lion, that his was not a brother's
i love. 'Twits more a genial atmosphere, au in
i llucucc that permeated l?is every fibre. It was
a month since, and \ot he revelled in the hope,
, f His drpnin, he dnrc not tell:
The thought he ever tried to hide
Or loving her, so well.
Sad hours of parting too quickly came; and
the heart, distressed at the thought of sejiara
I tion. panted for the assutancc of hope, which
\ could hilly,lio formed by a reciprocal affection.
! "I love her." said he. '-'as I do my own life;
aye. better. She has inspired my aims, since
first I came, a still and sullen sufferer, here to
shelter my orphanage. She has beguiled my
silent sorrowfand-tuwed my ?ereoi^iato.; till,,
through hor tender influence, I have learned to
i put a better value on life, and its myriad iiio
I tives. I have cputQ to love her pare: ts. as al
| most my own; her homo, as my abode, ami the
I Cod of her heart as my father. To Him have
I I prayed, that she might love me. first, un earth,
J that she might be mine; I need her as no
uttiJW being docs, and oh?mine she must he."
I "J'was i? knr his mother's grave, at the hush of
twilight, tn.'t lie thus revealed to his cousin
j his parting cmotio;if=. She was startled at his
agitated tone and trcuil'liog grasp; but. in her
winsome way, replied.
"When you depart from me,
Sorrow nitidus and happiness takes his leave.
: But this did not suffice. He stayed,?he kept
her hand,?and bid her speak but once.
"Alice. 1 go to-morrow. Ob., let me take 3*011
in this lonely heart,?mine own ; or must I
struggle on, with but a kinsman's blessing
from your evening prayer. 'Oh tell mo now.
that much and more, you'll love me." Her
tears fell fast,
And thcro and then, the glance none saw hoside,
The sijrh none else might understand,
The whispered thought of hearts allied,
The "^assure of the thrilling hand.
morrow came, ??d Mr. and Mrs. Jdslyn
bade a iciml'? t0 b?-V ; "f lUt,c
cousin wept, because ?"? ?,i8S0<1 ?IC' J)I?y,m,tc;
her chosen.
We have never questioned the pr?.j.\r'u''y ?^
the lover's dream ; a father's blessing was un
sought,?and why ? Because from earliest
years his children's wishes had been ever his
rule; and in his heart, we dare affirm, he had
often fancied his old age blest by the combined
affection of those ^?-">g hearts, whoso, wishes
now gave light to all his transactions.
Mouths passed ; and with each week came
letters teeming with affection, from dear ones,
who inspired ambition and hope. It seemed
advisable that Mr. Joslyn should remove to
the city, us Alice was now seventeen, and ought
to know more of society, in cultivated circles.
Thither they went; and soon the easy mer
chant and farmer became a partner in a large
and thriving house. Mr. Stcrmau, was the
financier of tho firm. He was an approacha
blo business man, but never sought society.
Ho was a bachelor of, per 'tips, fifty years.
They said he had buried his heart in an early
disappointment, wherein tho i cart-chosen had
early fled from sight. They met, they loved,
and were parted ; for she was not.
To have no ono for whom we are warmly
concerned, from whom wo might hopn for sym
pathy and nfFpction, js. a deplorable state.
TJjij.s grief had scarrui} John Sternum, but
timii iirid taught its lesson uf ^|ibmissioii, and
curbed his sangttinc disposition. Poverty had
beau a blessing; It had made him a moral
wicsttcr. ltd liijsicd not himself witjj nifiiej
pntibfm of to-morrow -3 the <Jay and its evcnts>,
were uot neglected, lost Providence assign lliin
to more entire destitution. So he worked and
accumulated, 'until competence had crowned
his eflbrtSV The vigor of youth wan past, but
his heart had never failed to sympathizo with
the young and hopeful; nor had Iiis trust in
Immunity ever been-wholly, warped. Little
children ,liked to . claim him, ns undo John;
and even Alice, with her winsome voice, had,
in his luniring, told'some joke on Uncle J.
Oh, lull mo not of the future, gin9y.
Tell nie not, the die ia cast;
TinnrtO come,?too well resembles,
Hours In .my experience past.
"Stcrinnji and Josbju," being a commanding
firm and good livers?received a welcome to
the most eligible circles of society.
(7b he Cxivimxicfl.)
V A R I 0 U S.
[From the Norfolk Journal.]
A Few Common Souse Views for Colored
If a white man and a colored man were in
a boat in the middle of the Chesapeake bay,
nnd the ping was out of the bottom, what ought
they to do?
Ought they to let the boat sink by quarrel
ing while the water came in ? Kvery man of
sense will say that they would be fouls to think
of anything but putting in tho plug to keep out
the water. t* ?
The white people and the colored people/ of |
Norfolk are in tho same boat. r
If had or foolish men are sent to thtf Con
vention what will they do? t/1
They will make bad laws or MdtVb/hiws.
Suppose any set of tuen sayra-yau, we will
make bad laws lor white poomn 'and good laws
I for colored people. Can y.jjftl trust them?
And suppose that thoy/uo make laws all in
favor of colored people, will tjiut benefit colored
people j! w
Suppose you aro a carftidnter, where do you
get your work and who pays yon ? The white
people. i
Suppose you are a bricklayer, where do you
got your work, und who pays you ? The white
Suppose you work iu a ship yard, who giv?s |
you employment and who'??pays you? The
white people.
Suppose you drive a truck, who gives you
your loads and pays you for yuur work? The
white people.
Do you sell wood? Who buys the most
from you? The white people.
And so through the whole list of things by
which men and women of color make a living.
Now stop ninl think, (.'an any laws which
arc had for the white people be good for the
colored people ?
If work grows slack in putting up houses or
in repairing and building ships, in carrying
loads on trucks and drays, in selling wood, and
so on, don't the colored man suffer ? lie is
bound to feel it. And just as sure as the sun
shines in the sky. the black man must he hurt
by bad laws made fur the white man. For if)
laws press hard on white people, the rich ones
will go away, and the great majority who stay
will stop, or fall off in their business, whether
it be building, selling wood or coal, oV loading
ships, or using trucks and so oil.
What ought people of color to do then ?
Ought they to vote for candidates who say
they arc out and out for the black man. and
out and out against the white man ?
Such people can't be trusted. They arc like
vultures, only seeking to find something to oat
for their own benefit.
\7l!"t ought colored men of industry and
?onse to do ? Tlley ought to vote for no man
who is nut fe^own to be n just-minded and fair
man. who will ma?j :1 ?00(1 <'>?^"t?-?, ud
der which Norfolk may gsow :Um1 pwpcrj l'ov
when Noi lolk grows aud prospers tue?? w"' u0
plenty of honest men. and a decent living tor
every colored man who chooses to work for it.
Hut make a bail constitution, and things
will grow from bad tri worse until Norfolk will
sink like a boat with the ping out, and
the white man and the black man will go down
Let the office, seek the men. and not the
men seek the office. So say think and say
Glowing Accounts from Liberia.
A C< uuibtiH (On/), paper ?publishes a letter
from a former (lave to his old master, in which
ho gives.a glowing and encouraging account of
the prospects of that country to his fellow*
freed men who may desire to emigrate. The
probity of the writer is vouched for, and he
was Well known about his old home in (Joorgia.
We subjoin a few extracts :
"Wcarc located on tho Siubo Hirer; ab'otit
two miles above Oroonville, in a largo house,
given tu the emigrants for six mouths. Wc
have also ?fx months* provisions, broit'ght^frolil
A,nicrlen, furnished by the Society nt iVash
lug'tonf ' Tbc'Governihdtit of Lib?H? givcsr
twcnty-flve ucrcs of land to every, fanilly^a^d]
ton acres to every single person. Twenty-five
acres.oF laud iu. Liberia id AVorfh more J thnrv
1(H) acres of pine land in America. Liberia in
a groat country as there is in the World j nfl
that a man will have to do hofc in to clear his
land and plant it, giving it. olio working, and
it doa'L need any more work. Hut some of the
people here ore so lazy that they don't tnako a
support. This is a great country for cotton ;
it is always growing. Sugar cauc grows twen
ty-five feet high. CofTcc grows io a wild state
all over the woods ; a uinn can gather just as
mucli ooff'oo as he may want out of the Wood^
Pineapples, oranges, lemons and coconnuts, and
many other kinds of African fruit that I am
not accustomed to, grow here. I am told that
this land will make over one hutidrcd bushels
of corn to the acre. If a-mau cannot make a
support here he will not make it aijywhcrc. J
expect to draw my laud about nine miles from
here, up the river. There is game 61 all kinds
in the woods to shoot?the deer, antelope,'
wild hogs, geese, ducks, turkeys and'- pigeons.
There are monkeys up tho trees in sight of the
house, and also leopards aud all kinds of ani
mals. This country don't want anything but,
population, and with it this would be as great
a Country as there is in the world. Those
emigrants who came out here last fall are all
doing very well." ' >';
Will Fiuuuks Lie??Poor Joncc Hooper
iu referring to a Radical about lluntsville,
Alabama, by the name of Figures, contented
that the popular proverb "figures' don't lie" was
a fallacy. M'c arc inclined to get on Jonce's
platform. Old snivel nose Howard of the Bu
reau, who has the best opportunity of knowing,
says that ono million aud a quarter of negroes
have died since thoir emancipation.
The military Governors on the contrary have
increased them by registration from ten to fifty
per cent. There is a lie out between old Sniv
ery, the military Governors and the figures.^;
('i>l. Sun.
? l'rolty "r?or PraeUtcs/ ~7
. "Cosmos." who edits the rural column, of
tho Sal unlay Kreut ny Past, enumerates a list
of, pretty poor practices:
It is a pretty pour practice for a farmer to
dig aiul delve, tug and grub, aud clear up fifty
acres of land at a cost of ?2,000, and then iu
the third year surrender about a fifth of it to
the briers, brambles and ox-cyed dnisCfii'
I'oor practice to half manure, half plow, half
seed and half cultivate a field, and then harvest
from it less than half a crop.
To keep two inferior, scrawny, scrub cows
for daily purposes, that give less milk than
one good one, and consume more food than
To purchase iu town 500 loads of livery
stable manure, and suffer 000 of better home
made manure to run to waste.
To attempt to fatten three hogs into 1.200
pounds of pork on just as much feed ns Would
keep two nicely growing.
To estimate agricultural fairs as nrrant
humbugs, and spend three days every month
saving the country at political meetings.
To depend upon borrowing your neighbor's
rakes, mowers and all sorts of implements in
haying and harvestiug time.
To house up a thousand bushels of grnin.
waiting for a rise, till one tenth has gone to
feed rats and mice, and the remainder smells
like the essence of rat, and the price h down
10 per cent.
To plaut out a hig orchard of choice fruit
trees with a first thought of ??oucy utaking.
and leave thorn to do or die.
- ???? ? in. . -p-ii??
[From the Charleston Courier.]
The Japan Lucerne Sespedeza Striata?
A New Forage Grass.
T have received from various quarters speci
mens of a plant resembling a clover, which has
sprung up in almost every part of this Statu,
especially along the line of the railroads and
also in several parts of Georgia and North
Carolina, and 1 have heard of it as far West as
Kufaula, Ala. It seems to be spreading very
rapidly through the whole of the Southern
States. A grass adapted to pasturage has
long been a desideratum iu our Southern
country. This species, which Providence has
kindly sent us, seems to be. admirably adapted
to our present wants. Cattle are said to be
very fond of it. It grows in almost every kind
of Roil, and flourishes under shado trees, arid
roots out tho nut graa?, joint and Hormuda
grasses: It is said, like clover, to salivate
horses but to fatten other cattle.
It is represented as growing bit the poorest
kind of hind: The iop dies down1 Ui wilder
but tho root is perennial. A friend. (Mr:/fas:
\i. Watte, of f<aurens*' Tiis^ioT^^rites
^Tbcro arc in tili? vicnity verv donee pino
?tliickctV, uVdcr winch rtbtMiigbVcY
to; grow before, that Would now rival in beauty
the finest 'law-tan in the.bo-it- cultivated, yard*/'
I nave not time to quote a 11-tho favorable rep*
\ For the name We are indebted to Mr. Oray?
of Hont on, who had been written to by ? gen* '?
tlcmati of Aiken, signing himself Hif.H"W? xP.f
wjho is, no doubt, Mr. Henry W. Rnvcuol, a
distinguished Hobt n ist, who,- ins?n "prinlteA
enlar issued from the Aiken Preux, gives the
name and desoriptym of, y]A?Vin ilftuB?tai
manner it.was brought to.this country und the
causes of its sudden and rapid .spread through
out the land is, as yet inexplicable. The name
Scspcdoza expresses tic cTiaractcnl?c^fir*^?
genus) it was given
"ScspcdeK, a Governor of Florida. Thcr'oM>^Te?*'
as many as scyen or eig Iii- sp
natives of our .Southern States. ! ^io' -Erig^?sfi
name I have proposed is "^jt:p^any'Luc^r%e^^^
asmuch as it appears toMiavc ino^'yfvtrre,'^WT'^
aetcrist ics of Lucerne than 'of 6lovcrVJ/,,ai/>lA
. 1. would advise, that pUtntcr^Hfiu h$ ctitth&V?
.where this grass exists, sfio^ntow^ft^ffe'u^f'fc
ripcx during the present nVonitV/ a'nrl' K6y^ flto8^
seeds for sale, and distriljile^tfii^^6?f^^
low country. I have not-sbctr' HI grOv^lng*1 ,Jr*
'scud a dried specimen, rebeived tlii'o^grPfrro
kindness of Mr. \YaV$"Please* gfW'^???!1
at j-our office to be itispectcu uy
A married wretch says' 'the "^rchtesr ffliffi
vouchsafed to 'any 'living7 nian Was tnafcfgWnW?
to Adam, as hp was blessed witftaJ'Wlfi %?!-?
out ever having a nioth'cr-iridaw/'"'? ?>'uTHO&
Ah old lady sa?l Kct'niis^antt.wnH'v^foT?cN
of peaches arid that Wat/his own '?totcJ"?**** *dt
''Fault, madam," said one, "how ctn 'you.
call that a fault ?"1 ' 7; M/
"Why, because! there arc^Lfferent:iwajseWof
eating them. sir. My lnisb.iiid tahes: thcm-inl
the'form of brandy." {g. m ? '<t urutf ydT
.. , i i : uLkmi ? :?i ( I ,r.d Iltw
A little girl who had been visitipgi.ifl jtj^
I family of u neighbor, hearing them speak of
Iber father being a; widower, Oil'her return home
"Pa, aToyfflwHowcrT?35^317,
"Yes, my child. Donjt you know your mc
ther's dead?" y .? / / y\
."Why,.ycfi, ^knew mother was dcad^^hut
you always told n>- you was a ^jjw<YV^r?cr.^^
Maruikd foh a Watch.?
bachelor in the upr^hcrii( of New Hamp
shire., who had. yjade many, fruitless attempts to
get a wife, at last succeeded, by. the ihr&istjble
temptation ,of a sixteen dollar. WAr-cn^O
ducing a higliTtcmpcrcd old maid t'o niafrv'iiftti^
The ceremony having lieen'''duly pcrfi>rmc^n?
the bride's father's, the happy nnsbanif|
posed an itnniediatc return homo'; ^HoificP
exclaimed the bride, '-home! tips is'rri^tioftic,
and you'd better go to your n ? agreed to
marry you for the wateh ; but I wo'dldn^'f^e
with you for a town clock !" .
When the troops,'under General"SfcCletfan,
peuctruted th? 'mountain region
g'ttiia, in May, l'fifiT, they cricourite'retHff0!
quiet nook on the side of Laurel Ridge;'? VcW
erablc matron standing in the door of a log
cabin. One of tho men accosted her with :
"Well, old lady, whero's your flag fit*/ 7/
"I hain't got no flag," was tho prompt re
ply. " , li <?>?,; |J?
"Well. then, which side arc you for?"
"I don't know what you mean," she answered
in astonishment.
"Arc yon sceesh ? ' asked the inau amused
.... -*\t ? ...... II .?I :>nt -.:ltl'7 ?T
at her ignorance.
"Xo I hain't," she rejoined, emphaticafly
"Are you u nion .
"Xo, I tell you." '""!'}J
'"Well, what are you?" , ".^
? t, w(/.
"I'm a good, plain Haptist?that's w.l^t I
a,S.'- ???? ? . ? ; <>r^
The nicu laughed heartily, and at last one j?T
them said:
"Yiut'll not refuse to hurrah for 'Ohl.Abc'/*
will you, old lady ?" . ,
"Who is '()id Abe?"' asked iU Oaiu'e
growing more astonished every minute;
,lAbraham Idricoln, the Prcsltfdilfl b'f ltho
United States." . ' - '
"\Vhy, hain't Gin'nil W.t^flngibri Presi
dent 1" ? ? 1' -
"Xo, he's bceti dead fdr mofe thhfi"sixty
years."' '' ": " ? ' ! ' ' ? ;
"Gin'ral Wasliingtoii ikWd !"l Alrt fairlyV
screamed. Then rushirig iiito tablrrYh^Cnll?tf.
"Sam 1 Sain !"
"Well, What i3 It, mother?" said a'vdice
within: ? ' t coil I alnifj
in a nioriicnt she reappeared at)thcd?Otiwitrt
a' votoran of fifty, ? whb tho men afterwArdo
learned was her son. miu.pji.
"Why, duly .think/Sain," she crjedj ex*5t<kl
ly, ''Gin'ral Whshingtort's dead. -Sake.s alive !
1 wottdfif Wlmt' t ;idhig to happen next y'uuv.t
... .'? ii .itotiemti *Vtv.>

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