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THE BLACK BELT OF MISSISSIPPI.
What the Negroes Do Where they Proponderate
Vioksburg is the center of the Africa
of America. The city is the largest, in
the State, and the county seat of Warren
connty. Yet the total white population
in city and county in 1870 was only 7,
907, or a number thnt would not be con
tailored excessive in an ordinary Ohio
township. Tho black population was
18,802, which has been largely iiieroafled
by the constant flow of country negroes
from the great interior to Vickslmrg.
Tho next connty abovo here is Issa
quena. The readers will hardly believe
me when I state the population as re
turned in the census four years ago. It
is, white 741, black 6,146! What do you
think of a large county which contains
but seven hundred and forty-one white
men, women and children? Yet these
few whites own nearly if not quite
every foot of ground in tho'county, and
pay nineteen-twentieths of all tho taxes.
Owning the soil, they actually bavo no
voice whatever in tho affaire of govern
ment, To be Bure they can vote, but
what do one hundred votes amount to,
when covered up by one thousand black
votes? The negroes fill all the offices
with negroes, and pile on the taxes with
out remorse. Colonel Gordon Ames
tells me that in one of those heavy negro
counties they have actually got the taxes
up to eleven and a half per cent. What
agricultural country on earth can stand
one-half such taxes, or one-fourth? Iu
Hinds county, just book of Warreu, the
taxes have been gradually increased from
$3 50 on tho 81,000 of valuation iu 1808
to $24 this year. Aud almost in exact
proportion as they go up the price of
property goes down, except on tho as
sessment rolls. Tho assessments are
kept up nicely. Colonel Adams tells me
he has a fee of 82,5(X) against a planta
tion worth 8100,000 in gold before the
war, yet he cannot enforce tho collection
without ruining the parties interested.
Rural property is not half, and,' in ninny
instances, not one-fourth as valuable
as in the year after tho war. The man
who understands the3e things, aud then
complains that the whites are not as mild
a doves, forgets that they nre human.
But to return to population. The
county just above this, as I have sworn.
has a negro population of nearly ton to
one. The next county above that,
Washington, has a white population of
2,lb4, and a block population of 12,405.
This is tho "black belt" indeed. Yazoo
county, back of Isaquena, has a white
population of 4,884, and a block popula
tion of 12,395. Hinds is white, 0,826;
and black, 20,659. Claiborne, just
south oi, Warren, pas white 3,.100: black.
9,9il6. The next county, Jett'erson, has
wtnte, 3 '215: and black, 10,630.
These couutieslie immediately around
vicKsuurg, and you can readily under
stand what the negroes could do, or at
tempt to do, if they were bloody-miuded.
But they are not Whatever may be
their faults, thoy are docile, and in that
sense inoffensive. During the tight
here it was telegraphed over the United
States that the negroes were burning
gin-nouses and barns in : retaliation.
They did no such thing. I cannot learn
that tho neerroes have destroyed n do
lar's worth of property. If they wanted
to they could take revenge in this way
for all wrongs, real aud imaginary. But
they do not and will not. Whatever
their faults may be, they are not reveng
ful and blood-thirsty. In all tho troub
les here, they have not, in a single in
stance, harmed the hair of a white per
son's head in the unprotected rural dis
tricts. When you hear thut they are
attempting to tako revenso on" the
whites in any such a way put it down as
a ne. inere is no race on earth nuturully
so peaceably inclined and inoffensive ' as
the negroes Cincinnati Commercial.
In Population. SERMON ON PUSH.
When cousin Will was at home, on va
cation, the boys always expected plenty
of fun. The last frolic before ho went
back to his studies wns a long trnmp af
ter hazel-nuts. As they wore hurrying
along in high glee, they came upon a dis
couraged-looking man and a discouraged
looking cart. The cart was standing be
fore an orchard. Tho man was trying
to pull it up hill to his own house. The
coys uid not wan to bo invited but, ran
to help with a good will.
"Push! push!" was theory.
The man brightened up ; tho enrt trund
led along as fast as rheumatism would
do it, and in five minutes thoy all stood
panting at tho top of the hill.
"Obliged to ye, said the man; "yon
just wait u minute;" and ho hurried into
tho house, while two or three piuka
proned children peeped out of the door,
"Now, boys, said cousin Will, "this
is a small thing; but I wish we could all
take a motto out of it, and keep it for
" 'Puh!' is just the word for a grand
"If anybody is in trouble, and you
see it, dont stand back; pash!"
"If there's any thing good doing in
any place whero you happen to bo,
"Wuenever tuero is a Kind unug, a
Christian thing, a happy thing, a pleas
ant tiling, whether it is your own or not;
whether it is at home or in town; at
church or at seheol, just holp with all
jyour might; push!"
At that moment the farmer came ont
with a dish of his wif.i'j best doughuutn,
and a ilh'h of hiH own bent apples; and
that was the end of the little sermon.
Comrnudoro Vmulorbilt, who kuows
tiliuoHl its jnuolt abaut liursci as aljyut,
raiU'tiaJH, donouucoi tUo jiractioe of
"clipping" hors 'S in tho wintor as biu
Iwroui uuj moHt iliiDgoroua. TLi et
f:raa liorse-faucior, Bays the New York
Evi'iiiug Tost, riiwaikoJ, in prcaonca of
sovt ral goutloiuou ye.sterjtty, that lio
would himHt'lf willingly giveahjindnoiuo
premium to any oue wlio would compile
a correct report of deaths occurring
amoug valuable horses, in the city of
Now York, from colds aud other disease
engendered by this practiw. ,
Mutual Dissolution of Partnership
CO. THOMPSON, Artist,
47 SUMMIT STREET, TOLEDO.
(LATE McKBCKNIE A THOMPSON.)
Desires In annonnca tho mntnal dlssolntlnn or
ul" oelween himself and
Mr. MrKftiKNiE, hut wniilil further atslo ih.
such dissolution will nut effect the future conduet
of either jmrlT'i business. Thoy will, (or tha
presrnt, continue their f,-ictlve lines ot business
at the old stand, where they will he juVssed 1o
continue th'-ir hearty welcomes and aeet services
loanoia menus aim so many new ones ss may
feel disposed to extend to thrm their patrons,;..
All future ordera fur enlargement or original
Oil, Crayon, Ink, Pencil, &c,
Mnrt be forwarded toO. O. Tnonrsn. who
alone conduct all business pertaining thereto, aud
aasurea of hit beet attention! whenever applied M.
THE FAMILY PICTURE'
Will contlnne a lending featnra In the business of
Mr. Thompson, who. In ri'tnmlnv hla mMl.i
teanka to residents iu Fremont, for pant support,
further assures them of hla Intention of again vls
itlng that city during the coming week, when he
will be only too happy to renew old aaeoclatlona.
Suitable and highly finished framea In the l.r-.t
styles, male, Ac, supplied for the celehmteri
"Family rk-Ure" or any other work executed at
W Order per mall, with reference, will receive
J. L. CALDWELL,
CO UNSELOR A T LA IF,
ROOM 6, FORT INDUSTRY BLOCK,
40 Summit Strert, Toteilo, Ohio.
Business condncud In State and Federal
2 ; o
ESTABLISHED I 185.1.
ICE CREAM ROOMS,
Wholesale and Rsta.il Cosfetes-
F. GRADOLPTT& BROTHER,
H5 SUMMIT ST., TOLEDO,
t Parties Ti8tH.nethefamonp"ComCltv,,wlll
here f nil the bent of accommodation, the choicest
trticles and the most rfBHunnhle terms in the city.
In confectionary good?, dry fruits, fcc., no honee
can ultorii a ttner aesurtmeiit. Cull to be convinced,
AID GUARANTEED TO THE AFFLICTED
I te If yon are auffering from any com
plaint of disease whatever, and yonr pby-'
alclun has given np your case, give a sin
glccalion III. W1I.FOIID.
142 St. CLAIR St., TOLEDO, 0-
W DR. wilford yy
Is a thorough graduate, an eld and ex ten-
aive practitioner, la receiving testimonials
almost daily for bis wonderful cures, la
is exceedingly moderate In charges, treats
purely on scienlidc principles in all cases
warrants relief, and in most a 8ecdy cure.
P. BKOWN'H AUDITION, TOLEDO,
ON LINE STREET CARS.
During tho next few days, I shall make
parties desiring to mako a good Investment.
tun on or ami re na . tr. Hnutt lit
AlurcaauU Nutioual Bank Duildiug, Toledo, O.
A. W. BARLOW,
IMPORT Kk AMD 13IALBB I J
Glassware Plated &. Fancy Goods,
LOOKING CUSSES AND TABLE CUTLERY,
GAS AND LAMP FIXTURES I
71 and 73 Summit Street,
LIVE AGENTS WANTED
sell 1)H. !HAHR'H KKC1PK8 ; OK, IN FOR
MATION OH KVKRYHODY, in every County in
L'uited Htates and Cauadas. Knlnrfcud bv tb
Fubliwher to ti4ti puL'rs. It coutainu over 8,0OU
uoucu-hold reel lies, sml is suited to all classes and
conditions of soeiety. A wonderful book and a
bouMcholti uecetutlty. It sells at sight. Greatest
Inducement ver offered to book agents. Hum pie
copies sent by mail, post paid, for $2. Bzclualve
territory given. Agents more than double their
money. Address, DK. CHASE'S BTKAJd KHLNT
LaSsi ilOlbK, ANN AJtliOH, JUCU. i
25 Pianos at $50 Each.
25 Pianos at $75 Each.
20 Pianos at $100 Each.
10 Pianos at $150 Each.
10 Pianos at $250 Each.
The Pianos first named
above, arc second-hand,
but are worth double
the money asked ron
upon. The Pianos last!
named are instrtimenlK
thnt hare been rented
for from two to three
years and were Dew
three years ago. They
are In perfect order and
ore of . high grade of
People Hying In Fremont and Tlclnlty CAN NOT AFFORD ta buy nntll they have first vlalted Tole
do and inspected our stock. KEMKMBKK TlilS If you can not go to Toledo write to ns. Ta,
greatrtt bargain erer errd In (fw Cniud Stata. T1IK LARUEST STOCK OF NKW INSTRUMENTS
STEINWAY PIANOS AND BUliDETT ORGANS
OUR HPRCIALTT. T1IK BKST IN TF1B WORLD.
WHITNEY & CURRIER,
50 "alace o( Music," 111 Sjmmlt Street, Toledo. O.
mi ,ui ji i : . u
REAL ESTATE BROKERS,
WORT VWH'STMlf IILOCMt,
Corner of Summit and Monroe Streets, Toledo, Ohio,
Two utory frame Dwelling of 10 roumfi, on Hroadway, Ilonw Is new with all mo lem conTcnlenceK
lot to) 150 feet ; nrh't', $n,wio. t'J.OOO cash, bnluuce lu three equal payment. Furniture will be sold
with house if tlt'slrcd.
Two otory and bRrM-ment with bath roonir, gas throughout, 9 rooms, besides closet Ac nrlre
$5,000. 2,0U0 catih, balam-) in three payment. 1
CotLipe on Locurtt nlreet of 6 roomp, hirgf lot ; price, $1,400. Terms easy.
Neat Cottaire on Erie strrct, pkk1 lot, well located. fa.MH) paymi'iicj.
Houne and Lit on Erie street, 8 rooms, closets, cellar snd wood shed. Lot IsftxlftO feet to an allv
Class A 8 Lois
12) feet on Monroe street, near Colllnjwood Avenue. f7f per foot, front, long time.
Ixt on MiHouri street, 40 feet front ; t'-Q per foul, eacy pnymt'iilM.
W feet front ou Httckuy avenue, by 140 fett on Huron street ; $tM per foot,
l ots In Franklin Avenue Addition, fwo to $425 each, quarter payments.
Lots In East Toledo, $150 each, monthly or yearly pay me u Is.
Franklin Avenue Addition
Is located one block from Laprange street and three blocks from Collingwood Avenue : ntreet ears on
both streets. Ixts ara btiflt level, well located, streets graded, ehade trees set. Jtc, $)Q to $425 each ;
Star Avenue Addition
Is located In East Toledo, one-half mile from grounds of Toledo and Columbus Railway; price, $150
Class C Exchange.
120 acres, near Irving Illinois, 1 miles from depot, good improvements, $'20 per acre. Will ex
chanpe for Hardware, Dry Uomla or Groceries.
176 acres choice Imul, 30 miles from NashviU'!. Tenn., near depot, pooj stream on place house
bam Ac, abom 1i0 acres in cultivation, balance heavy timber. Will exchange for Ohio property '
Some Toledo property for well located Kaunas laud. '
Class IsWestern Lands.
820 acres Improved land In Mitchell county, Kansas. $8 per acre.
IViO acres in Anderson county, K Hunan, near L. L. G. H'y, 1 miles from station. $10 per aero.
320 acres 8 miles trom Junction City, Kansas, choice land, $12 per acre.
900 acres in Cumberland county, Illinois, 100 acres ot it heavily timbtred, 1 mile from depot.
46 Summit Street, (opposite Merchants' Bank,) Toledo, Ohio
FOOT STEPS AT THE GATE-So'iK. anil Chnrna,
Willi a I luno rttriu iu uuiiiitaitiiui Ht, uj it
Hewitt, "A Perfect Gem."
KNEELING Al THE IHRESHOLO-Sacrod Hong
or narieue, ny n.nn lu-uen. uue m
bent and happiest til or is ot tins populttr
ELVA MARCH For the Cabinet Organ or Piano
r i ilte, oy vt . iiewiit. "iiut uiiiu:uii uui
pleasing and showy.
The Three Pieces mailed, pwt-paid, to any ad-
drees lor 10 cents. AUUreas
WHITNEY & CURRIER,
Dealers in Rteinwny and other Pianos, and M.-iuo-
lacturcrsot tuo i'aitiee orgaun, 111 eumuiu oireei,
I NOW OFFER FIFTY
those sholos and desirable Lots of mine lying In
2d Addition to Toledo,
aud near tUa proaunt tenntnns of tho
SUMMIT STREET RAILROAD.
These lota are on Summit Avenue. Krle, Chasfl,
Ontario, Michigan, Woodruff aud Ualiua Struct,
UNION DEPOT CROUNDS.
SOLD AT LOW RATES!
And on Kijrlit Tears Time to thoso nisniou to
to build, with a rmr luaacuun or iw.
n.iu n,nwrtv wns niirchnsed maur vears airo hv
nioh lini. r rates tuan tiiutpureuaaeu reteuiij, uuu
ho wkii rii a .v a xr or ii i-r is run city,
taUuif into consideration the location.
I Will Sell a Whole Block I
oany one wishing to lnveBt ana reanre ons nun-
yor piLrticoUra luqutro of
NICHOLS & COLBY,
Orer tho Toledo National Bank, or of the onder
4igue4 at tu rcsideuco on lbs itiver, uuar the
F. L NICHOLS,
4 ' yu on the Klvar.
(On the Manmee.)
For Training Young Men and Boys
ACTIVE BUSINESS MEN
In everything that pertains tnthe business realities
or everyday life.
In the State, and the only oneprovlding
SiiuatiouB for Worthy Graduates.
We C'niLLKNOR ANT Cm.l.vnie. anil will fnrfolt
ONK THOUSAND DOLLAKW to auy Hi-hool that
irew:um euur yit)iii or MUtmiettt Truing,
Bin-iuetiSi uh uliiiious, and iJuaiucbii i'euuiausliip.
To yoniiff men we will Bar. plvn na imllMm
you i nter any other School, and If von And thnt we
lisve misrepresented our Sehoo) In any way, we
will, with pleasure, refund the tuition paid. H'tU
any other Calltijt d thitl
HATS! HATS!! HATS!!!
For the Best and a Bargain call on
Hound the V . ' f ;
corner of 1
'J Round tht
coi ner of
(lp tue Steps.)
MANl FACTUIlBa Of
8II.K AND KKI.SEY II ATS.
Old ones made np In the latent styles, lllockisg, Jtc.
W Hatiufaction guaranteed, prices lower bm
the lowest. 4t-t
Mods of MeuurlLg flead.
No. 1, around the bead; 8, for
bead to nape; s, ear to ear,
Ofttr bead; 4, tempts to tempi s.
Ml S, Faiis,
Wholesale and Ratal
61 Summit St.,
S and VampbtlTi Work,
Corner St. Cltlf and jeferioit Streeti, Toledo, 0.,
HAS a moat Dealrnhle Selection of City Property
for sale, comprising some of the choicest prop
erty In Toledo. Persons Inter,, Him to , aie
loin, In will do well to call at hla nftV he twin .
........ .. v. uui. tuumy aiuce itui,
DO YOU WISH TO UrVESTIW
If so. loose no time In ealllnff nn T otTlfjr.trv
a resident of the connty for Si years, lie has a
variety of the choicest property lu the city for im
'01i SALE B0 lots In Pirih Wan).
40 ' Brown's Addition.
Si") " Blilh Ward,
so " Klrhth Ward.
V " Fourth Ward.
M " Seventh Ward.
T. til ICI.EV,
Meal Kstalo Agent, AnrMonecr and General Intel
44 Ugeuce Office. Toledo.
Ssctetior to Sheiwood, Barker & Co.,
Laces, Embroidery and Novelties,
109 Enmmit Street, Toledo.
CORNER MONROE AND ERIE STREE1SP
Ilavlnif conetnu-ted a spaclona bnildln we are
prepared to fill all orders In our line, holh In
MONUMENTS & MANTLES.
Constnnstantly on lian.l American, Indian, Lisbon
and UulsidD Marble. Also American aud
9.vl S. 11. A UK &. VO.
0. J. HOPKIUS,
No. 4 Myers' Block, TOLEDO, 0.
P. B. LAIDLAW,
(Succeeaor to Wat. Pauiiir,)
Plain id Ornamental Mi Eoofsr,
AND DKALKR IK A IX KINDS 0
GALVANIZED IRON RIDGE CAPPING, 4c.
Orders from all part of the State Solicited.
No. 170-SUMMIT STREET No. 170
01 S .J
o " S
ft f. '
r a & i
FROST &. WILLIAMS,
lit::: k::::.;:,7 ad fancy Cost!;,
WINDOW SHADES, LACE CURTAINS,
Pictures and Picture t'rumrs,
Plain and Decorative Wall Paper,
The Best aud Cheapest ilonse sn thu City.
147 Summit Street., TOLEDO, OHIO.
tf Those visiting the Corn
largely by giving theiu a uuli.
City will profit
Toledo Artificial Marble Works
WAINSCOTING, BASE BOARDS,
General Decorations for Walls and Floors,
Corner St Claii and Jefferson Sts..
S. BRIDGMAN & CO., Prop's.
MARSH & SHELDON.
WUOLE8ALB JOBBKltS OB
WATCHES AND JEWELRY
JtOOX H, MrOBTlXDVHTKY BLOCK,
46 Summit Btu Toledo.
iVCotmtry bnslnraa toUcttcd. 49-1 J
1 P ynn should require hortw, tuirit7 nr wnRon
dot of excellent barn cm, CHKAP ufw or
ond-hnd ptxirrg, bntiufhoM or offlce famthue, rlry
(foodt, bU, rapw, rng, or In fart anytlilnf, at ,imr
more rnaiwoable prlcea than the cbeftist in Uir
trade, call at
GEAHAM & CO'S AUCTION F.001I
45 Monroe St., Toledo.
8. B. FULLER, Auctioneer. 4y1
Toledo Plating Works,
He). 746 llmmlt Kl., Telcda, U.
ALL KINDS '
Gold and Silver Plating Done.
HBW WAKK COMSTANTI.T ON HAND.
Particular attention paid to
Replating andRepairing of Old Ware.
ALL WORK WARRANTED.
T. J. Kupt.
CHEAPEST HOUSE IN THE CITY
Seal Skin and Fur Goods,
FOR WIN TER WEAR,
125 Bnmmit Street, Toledo 125
1 Men's Tooths' and rhltdrnn'a P
- Hats lor Inter ' Wear', A
Neat and Kashionuhle Hals, U
Not insiinlii'-tureti alone to l
p flhl down pric s with, O
hut niHraiiteed to "eland V
k the test of good wrriee. U
U1VK UIM A CALL. Olyl"
Every Family Should Use It!
IMPEOVED DBT HOP YEAST.
KNOWN AS TUB
Corn City Yeast Cakes.
Sold by all respen able groenrs.
IfOI.DS ITS HTREXGTH ANY
iith of time. Will not mitke t., hr.Mt t.t
m yensi. junnuiHciuren irom purest iDsliijilf
largest cakes in the msrket linn more body, and
la-nre it Is surer ot success every time.
BuT Don't tnko any otiier be sure yon pet it.
Myl 300 Summit St
GENTS' SILK HATS
59 Summit Street, Toledo.
PRICE LIST,$3.00, $4.00, $5.OO,$6.O0
Tbese Hats cannot bo bought bv thi ili.nn um
lest. SO VOU can Buve two tn-afltj. h (rMttimr llion't
directly from the Factory. And if yon are nt bh(
lnQcd you can return thcni by paying ei press
SEARS&HOLLAND LUMBER CO.
MANUFACTURERS AND DEALKBS IN
Rough & Dressed Pine,
Flooring, Siding, Shingles,
Posts and Pickets,
SEASONED UPPERS AND SELECTS, VAKIOI'S
THICKNKSSES AM) LKNOTI1S.
Superior Street, ou Swan Creek,
V. B. SNYDER & CO.,
WI1ULFRALK AND RETAIL UKAIJtRS IN
Carpetings, Oil Cloths,
MATTINGS, MATS, RUGS,
House Furnishing Goods, Lace CurHns,
WINDOW SHADES AND HOLLANDS,
117 & 119 Summit St., TOLEDO, 0.
Manufacturers of Spring' MuttiTsaoa anil all kinds
NEW DRUG STORE
139 Sumnlt Street (Comer Madison St.) Toledo,)
DRUCS AND CHEMICALS!
Vusorpaascd for Strength and Parity.;
IMPORTED AND AMERICAN PERFUMES!
Wlthi large asaortmrut of Fauri Toilet Artlclo
Every kind of
In the Market, Wholesale and Retail. Trusaos.ic
mDOrltMl auil Kntfv I.nrt!tv
sinesi itruuds maaufactun-d.
rjS Parlies lia.ln hnsincss la Toli na will And
It iimiujr ri-)ay tUeui 11 tln-y call at
R. H. TYMPA1T7, M. D,
ntoFKitToii or tub
OFFICE IS M y KHS' BLOCK,
Oar. Moiroe & Summit Sts., Toledo, 0.
The Propria tor of the above Hospital la on. of lite
oldest PracSHtonera on the IdaoutM Kivas.
having reaidod In Toleoo over bo years.
C'nrja all Private and C'bronlc Dweaawk
Tha.liecta of belf-Abua. Pcrnw
saotly Cared. Write, or audi
aud b aatlaltcd, tfyl
Toledo Advertisements. Humorous.
X vm Btoppexl t a foundrr whfrn
Some man Trorn ctittinfj iron wnrn,
And entering, bihJ, "You all ipcr
To bo engaged in casting horo."
"Yttt," uaid tlm foromnn, thftt'nonr hi."
The wit remarked, "I'm glad it i,
For 1 have sought and found ut lart
A place to got a shadow cast."
The iron man at once repliod,
That "euch a font their skill defied,'
But reoommendod him to pass
To a foundry whore they worked in hrass.
A PACIFIC CLIMATA.
A rocent risitor at Santa Itnrbara,
California, saw among the nil ruber who
were sittling out in front of tlioir ntorea
one whom he recognized as a former ac
quaintance. "Hallo, Jones," says our visitor,
"what brought you ont here ?"
"Climnte," replied tho Santa Barltor-
"ITowdoyou account for tho rapid
growth of this place "
"You all snom to be sitting round.
What do yon lira on f "
"WhRt makes you grow so fut V
"Well, how will tht-y bring tho rail
road into town over that mountain I"
AN INQUISITIVE YANKEE.
A peering Now Er.rrlan.lcr overtook
a gontleman who was truvelint'on lurso-
back, noinillwt.'indiDg tho .li.v. lv.intage
oi Having lost a leg. His rnrio.-iry was
awakoned, as he rodo !;lont,rfid.) of him,
to know how ho chanced tvi Mert with
such a misfortune.
"Been in the army, I gueiw?"
"Never iu the army in my life," wan
"Fit a duel?"
"Never fought a duel, sir."
xnrau lurowoa you ou, i gnoxi, or
something of that sort',"
"No sir; nothing of that kind."
Jonathan tried various dodges, but to
no effect; and at last, al-nost out of
patience wiih himself, as well n-s with
the gentleman, whose patience very
commendable, he determined on.idireot
inquiry as to the naturo of tho accident
by which the gentleman had come to
' lose his leg.
"I will tell you," replied the traveler,
"ou condition that you wil! promise not
to ask mo another question."
"Agreed!" exclaimed the eager listen
"Well, sir," proceeded the fjmtlomau '
"it was bit off!"
"Bit offl" eriod Jonat'ma. "Wa'al,
I declare, I should ju3t like to know
what on airth bit it olT.
A Tct Gander and What Citnio of It.
A friend of ours, who liws not far
from Huron, ouca upon a time took
quito a fancy to a friendly g.tmler, and
cultivated its acquaintance until they be
came almost inseparable companions.
when he was on the farm. Ye gandor
would forsake the flock oi-.d follow our
friend from one field to nr.othnr, nnd in
its own way retail to him t.!l the c'.ioioa
bits of scandal prevailing in goonsdom.
Whether he became thoroughly versed
in its vernaciUar, deponent su'th not, but
they wore fast friends until a poriod
when, in an unlucky moment, his gan
dorship "put his foot in it." W'lich wo
rise to explain :
On a crtniu occasion, v.-M'oil viasyet
"dark as Erebus," our friend, who, bo
sides being a farmer vai also a
dairyman, roso up from his couch and
b jthottght him he would .ot his milking
done before day. Lightim; his lnutern
and taking possession of tho ot!nr por
ajiharnalia usual on such oocapic.nn, ho
proceeded to the stable, whero tin cows
were kept in stalls over nif-tit. His
proetice was to commence at th- furthor
end of tho stablo and wt;rk tu-.vard tha
door, and so he began. Settin;' his lan
tern down, ho seated bin, it ou a stool
and began milking tho fi. it v r.v. TJo
had got well through with her,' tvhon iu
walked the pet gander q-iiet!y aid se
dately, and taking position behind tho
cow begau, in a familiar v. ay, to nibble)
at its heels. Whether tho good cow was
on intimate terms with the guilder or
not, the story doth not s'.at. but it in
rather surmised she was jealotut of our
friend's liking for it, and determined to
resent so fowl a proceeding as that it was
indulging in. Quick as thought she de
livered a well directed How with her
heel, but instead of its striking tho gan
der, it was planted s pwre in our friend's
brtad banket, and there fo'lowod as
haudsjmo a shower of milk as vas ever
wituesied, dtluging our fjioud and ex
tinguishing the light. The (.anlcr, af
frighto.l, ian cgaiuat tho reit cow's
heoli-, just cs our friend uj f.nlheriiig
himsjlf up, and another kit-K, tliis tima
in tha ribs, sent hint d'uiwt.il r.s far as
the next cow, hono heels l.o'.ed him
along to her ni igLbor, aud e!:o paasuii
hiiu along to tho nci.t, wherj ho was
served likewise; the operation was re
peutod liy each cow iu the row, until ho
went out of tho door on bin hands and
knees, in rather a sorry plight, and iu a ,
ruther unamiuble frame of mind. That
gimdor never went wandering with him
over the farm any more, and no monu
ment hits been ruisod up over its ro- '
mains. Which, we would remark, shows
how slight a matter will some time
blight a friendship of long standing.
Our friend never renewed his friendship
with any of the triba. Uuron Tunes.