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jon't want no plctur' Bible; I've kinder it
got a doubt
That them thar pictur's sorter crowds the
ol' time gospel out.
It don't encourage my beliefs ter fix it up
like that, 'e
,With yaller arks a-restin' on the top of at
Ararat. n
An' Moses in a goun' o' red-a reg'lar a,
fancy "robe;"
An' ever'thing a-looklin' blue in twenty
mile o' Job!
iAn' Peter on a sea o' green 'longside a
speckled boat,
An' nuthin' left o' Joseph but the colors ti
in his coat! bi
They can't improve that Bible-I don't tc
keer how they try, ni
An' I doubt if these new fixin's air approv- si
ed of in the sky!
An' though they're mighty putty, an'
sorter make a show, 01
if the Lord had wanted pictur's IIe'd I
made 'em long ago! w
So in spite o' all the talkin', I've sorter tc
got a doubt f
That pictur's crowds the sweetness o' the tl
ol' time gospel out; ti
They don't encourage my beliefs-whar
ever they may be
The plain ol' family Bible is good enough te
for me!
-Frank L. Stanton, in Atlaqta Censti- I
tution. a
I T'S a shame for
such a nice girl as
Mary Hallett to tf)
with a worthless,
shiftless fellow like
Bert H111!" Mrs.
Raymond was very
much in earnest.
"I'd say something
to her, only girls
are such fools, it
might be worse than to keep still. She
looks all tired out now, with her work
and worry at home; how will shle look
when she's married to a drunkard?'
"It's an awful pity," said her neigh
ber, and as Jack Raymond passed
through the room she glanced curious
ly from mother to son. She thought,
"I guess Bert Hill ain't much worse
than your boy." What she said was,
"That's real pretty cloth you're work
Ing on."
Jack went up the hill behind the
house till he came to a spot where the
April sun shone warmly under pine
trees. He dropped upon the needle
covered ground, pulled his hat over his
eyes, and calmly finished the nap
which his mother's indignant protest
had disturbed.
The wind blew softly among the pine
branches, files and wasps crept Into
the sunlight, bluebirds sang, and far
overhead a hawk sailing on steady
inags cried cruelly. At length Jack
-tlrred, removed the hat from his eyes,
and sat up. He hitched along on the
ground till lie got his back against a
tree trunk. He gazed out upon the
spring landscape meditatively. Then
his lips began to move. He was talk
ing to himself, Inaudibly.
"It's a shame for such a nice girl as
Mary Hallett to go with a worthless,
shiftless fellow like Bert 11111. Yes,
that's so. It ought to be stopped. Talk
ing won't do any good. Something's
got to be done. ,I suppose I might un
dertake the job." He grinned slightly
at the thought. "It would be a good
idea to go into missionary work, and
I'm sure that is a good cause-to res
cue Mary Hallett from Bert. She's a
nice little girl, and it would ue a pity
for her to marry him. Bert doesn't
*ven treat his mother well-what would
he do to Mary?" lie straightened up
almost energetically. "I vow I'll do
It," he said. Then he meditated again.
"Wonder if I can?" he mused, doubt
tnnly. IIe felt in a pocket and took
out a small, round mirror. i1e gazed
at it earnestly. He took off his hat
and brushed his blonde hair back from
his forehead; then he gave a smile of
affectation which shjwed his white
teeth; then he put th tnnrror back in
his pocket. There was a look of conti
dence in his blue eyes.
"Guess you'll do," he said. "Rather
against you, being light, though; but
where there's a will there's a way."
He got up and started down the hilL
Half way he paused. "Suppose she
bshould fall in love with me, and then
I'd have to go back on her and break
her all up'i It Isn't likely, to be sure,
Sbut what if it should happen?" There
was a rueful pause--then he said, "The
end Justifies the means," and went on
d'wn the hill.
Although Jack's friends, malatained
that he would be all right if he only
kept out of bad company, the general
opinion was that he and lte:t were
about evenly matched for worthless
ness and shiftlessness. And when Jack
began to go to Hallett's, people said,
"O, dbar! Two of them!" They con
tinned to be shiftless; but it was re
marked that, Umlike Bert, Jack had
given up drinking.
"You'll hanito stop that," Jack told
himself. "This is going to be a sharp
game, and you can't afford to muddle
what brains you've got."
Seome young men would have began
the.campalign by going of an evening to
call on Mary, but Jack's mthods were
differet. *
It was a Monday morning, just as
Mary was carrying a basket of elothes
Into the yard, that Jack apptaregl m
the scene.
He greeted her ebeerfullay, then went
and took the clothes $e Nfrom her.
"'S put this up," he msaid, e papll
ed it tight and fastened It il. -
"irb you live:me the big thiags
bMg up* be sald. "I can't any -
thingt with hbanbererih g sib
1ike, butIaih great on sheets sdLat a
)C;grgf 1AbiiSmuw. a
clothes were all hung on the line and TE
Jack had put the clothes pole under
"Now, If you're got any troublesome
young brothers or sisters you'd like to
get rid of, temporarily, why, just send So
'em along. :'ll take charge of them po
and deliver them safely over to you at sa
noon." do
"0, if you would," said Mary. '"They an
are so fretful this morning and in my um
way all the time." ch
It was with a sigh of relief that a ia
few' minutes later she saw Jack and in
the two boys and one girl passing down in1
the road. She got her work along Wi
bravely, and just as dinner was ready on
and her father had come in, Jack, true ot
to his promise, left the three children 1li
at the door and went home without of
stopping to speak. to
The children gave glowing accounts i
of their walk. "And Jack's going to m,
make us a kite and fly it the next at
windy day," theX ended. ha
Nearly every day after that Jack TI
took the children off to the woods and cc
fieIds, giving Mary a vacation from ril
their noise. When he went to get w"
them, or when he brought them back, ps
he always found some little thing to do TI
to help her. ol
Thou one Sunday he dressed with un- In
usual care, looking remarkably fresh w
and clean, too, and went to church and to
Sunday school. Afterward he walked lI
home with Mary, holding her sunshade M
over her carefully all the way. 11
Mr. HIallett stayel at home with the w
children Sundays, and it was rather F
tiresome for him. So when he saw '
Jack coming he brightened up and ask- di
ed him to stay for dinner. Jack con- n
sented, much to Mr. Hallett's satisfac- n
tlon, and the children's boisterous de- ft
light. Mary's father dearly loved to
talk, and Jack appeared to enjoy Ils- 01
tetning equally well.
After dinner Mr. Hallett went into n
the sitting room and fell asleep in his te
chair, while Jack insisted on wiping the ti
dishes for Mary. The children swarm- d
ed about him and got in his way, till I
he declared that they were as bad as t
cats, and he'd have to sprinkle them, k
and see if they would clear out then.
When the dishes were done and Mary
had taken off her apron Jack began to E
notice signs of uneasiness :n her man
"About time for Bert," he said to i
himself; th:cn aloud: "I should think ls
you'd go crazy with these noisy young- 1:
sters around all the time. I'm going a
to take them away and you can rest, b
instead of working as you usually do." h
Down the road they went, and were A
hardly out of sight in one direction le- p
fore Bert Ilill appoeared from the oth- b
er. IIe, too, was dressed with particu- b
lar care, but though there was no de- h
nying that he was handsomer than p
Jack, there was a certain set to his v
jaw and a kind of fierceness in his dark e
eyes which were not prepossessing.
These softened when he greeted Mary, y
and he became very agreeable.
But Mary for some reason felt un
easy and hoped he would not ask her t
where the children were. She also y
dreaded their return. What would Bert t
say when he saw Jack?
After he had gona she sighed wearily. c
She felt dissatisfied with herself; and r
the children, as she put them to bed, t
irritated her by their constant repeti- I
tion of Jack's name. Later she sat in I
her own room and cried, because she C
was tired, she told herself.
She had not reached that state of <
mind, which came only a few weeks
later, when she cried from perplexity
and indecision as to the course she
should take. She had honestly sup
posed herself in love with Bert, and it
took her some time to find out her mis
When Bert learned what was going
on between the Halletts and Jack he
was in a towering rage. lIe met Jack
one night and stopped short before
himn, blocking the way.
"What do you mean fooling around
Mary HIa!lett, then?' Bert raised his
. "Have I ever interfered w'th you?
SHave I ever been In your way?" de
Smanded Jack.
"No, and you'd better not," Bert
S"You'll be the one to suffer," retort
t ed Jack, "unless you are morp sober
than you are now."
L That night Jack held earnest consul
Station with himself up ti the darkness
Sof the pines. He appled nmny uncom
kplimentary epithets to himself. '"How
could I be so base as to start this thing?
STo go to work deliberately to get a girl
Saway from anot-"er fellow, with the
Sfirm intention of giving her up when
I'd done it! It was vile. And how has
Sit come out? It has come to this--that
if she refuses to marry me I shall be
Sthe most miserable man alive, and will
Srichly deserve it, too, for being so con
. temptibly mean."
L or a long time he sat meditating,
then he stood up, anid there was a loo1
. of determlnation on his face as he
- raised it to th' troubled sky, such as
had never been there befol'e.
"You've got to try and be half good
1 enough for her now," he said. "And
p you'll hare to work harder to do it than
e you ever dreamed of working before."
From that night it was noticed that a
in change had come over Jack Raymond.
o As time went on be could no longer be
re called shiftless. He was workling hard,
and people began to speak of .hlm as
as "John." He continued to call at Bal
es letts', but Bert's visits had suddenly
aS ceased.
It was la Septembe at' Jack askd
at Mary an Important question sa they
5. were walking home from choreh.
I- Mary answered *tlt "Yes," end
then Jack, with some hesitat~on and
to contwion, eplspes6 his soiginal plat.
y- Do yeu seupp.oe y tcpan ever i
e- *I slbnsidhar been pamentl a
.aaRtet awh'i-tee-a bster soap M
London Museum Has a section o:
Trunk 533 Tears Old.
At 'the Natrual History Museum in,
South Kensington there is a section of
polished Douglas pine large enough,
say, to make a round table to seat a
dozen persons. Instead of making it
sn object-lesson in botany, the muse
um authorities have ingeniously
chosen it as a medium for the teach
ing of history. The tree was cut down
In 1885, and as the age of a tree can be
Inferred from the number of ringe
which its cross-section discloses this
one must have been 533 years old. In
other words, It was born in 1352, and it
lived through the most interesting part
of English history-from Edward III.
to Victoria.
It is therefore a simple matter to
mark different rings with their dates
and the names of the events that were
happening while they were being born.
This is what has been done-from the
center of the tree in two directions,
right away to the bark. The markings,
which are neatly executed in white
paint, reveal some interesting facts.
Thus, when this pine was four years
old, the battle of Poletlers was fought,
in 1356; when it was twenty-five Ed
ward III. died. It was 119 when Cax
ton introduced printing, and when Co
lumbus discovered America it was 140.
When Shakspeare was born 212 rings
had already made their appearance;
when Raleigh settled Virginia, 240.
Fifty years later Sir Isaac Newton
was born. When the great fire of Lon
don was raging this venerable speci
men could boast 314 rings, and eighty
more when the battle of Culloden was
It had reached the remarkable age
of 424 when American independence
was declared, and the yet more re
markable age of 485 when Queen Vic
toria ascended the throne. And even
then it had a long time yet to live. Evi
dently there is something to be said
for the theory that the more we vege
tate the greater are our chances of
longevity.--London Mall.
How Thirteen Pursued Comedian Bon
iface All Through a Journer.
George C. Boniface, Jr., is one of
the few comedians who are not super
stitious. He does not like the number
13, however. Boniface lives at Pleas
ure Bay, and since the trolley cars run
between that point and Asbury Park
he spends a great deal of time on them.
A few days ago, while standing on the
platform of the car, he noticed the num
ber 13 painted on it. "Good Lord, num
ber 13P' exclaimod the comedian, and
hastily reaching into his vest pocket, hi
pulled out a rabbit's foot and rubbed 11
vigorously on the lapel of his coat. The
conductor smiled anu said:
"You're a trifle superstittious, aren't
"Oh, not very," replied Boniface.
"I thought you'd like to know," con
tinned the conductor, carelessly, "thal
you're the thirteenth fare I've had thii
Boniface looked uneasy and made an
other dive for the rabbit's foot. Os
reaching Asbury Park the car encoen
tered a funeral. Half A dozen carriage
had passed when the motorman rani
his gong and started ahead. The drive
of the seventh carriage pulled up hi
horses. Boldface jumped about ex
"Stop the carl" he yelled.
"What for?" asked the conductor.
"What for?"' shrieked the comedia_
"Why, we'll go rigM through the toune
a], and that is the nmost unlucky thinW
you can do."
But the car went on, and Boniface
swearing loudly, jumped off before th
last of the funeral had crossed.
"Pretty big funeral," said the cotr
doctor to another passenger.
"Not very," was the reply. "I onl
counted thirteen carriages."
A BSuit Without a Parallel
Memphis, Tenn., lawyers hav
brought suit in Weakley County t
damages for 4efamatlon of characte
alleged to be contained in an epitap
cut on a tombstone. Such a cause tfc
action is probably unheard of in tk
annals of the courts of the country. I
December, 1896, L. B. Cate was sh.
and killed by one Bill Penic. Pen
was indicted and tried on the charge
murder. He was defended by the jan
lawyers who are now acting for hi
in this civil suit The accused was a
quitted on the plea of self-defens
The parents of the deceased, L. B. Cat
thought to honor his memory by erec
ing a sutarble tombstone over h
grave, and having cut in the marble
legend setting forth some of the circus
stances of his taking off. The follo,
ing was cat on the tombstone:
"L. B., son of J. C. and L J. Ca_
Born April 10, 1870. Married WIl
Freeman December 21,1887. Was sh
and killed by Bip Penic December 1
!1896; caused by Penlc swearing to
lie on Cate's wife. Aged 20 years
months and 1 day."
It is alleged by Penale that this sta~
was lettered by I. H. Hutcehlnson,
Martin, and It is alleged that the sto
was exposed to pubic gasu in the ya
Sof Hutchinson for quite a while beta
Sit was erected at the head of the gra
containing the remains of the decea
Cate. Since the ,indleataof Pet
by the trial jury in Weakiey CouJt
has sought reparation for the wordi
Sof this tombatone. The compIlals
ses damages trom the sculptor a
a the father of the deceued in the-u
r or ,o10o00.
a The esa'* IR*ess-st.
I selth--Tha 4apeO tels me 0
LI, yue Soeles a a somethang II
i Jala-t4lsR'ue. him
mi.. o tb-w n•,r SM, 9I == .
ri b k+ ~.+m jt ~ ,..6. i .:
Something that Will Interest the Ju iri
venule Members of Every Household W
-Quaint Actions and Bright Sayings a
of [aar Cute and Cunning Children. pe
SSome Day.
East night, my darling, as you slept, a
I thought I heard you sigh,
And to your little crib I crept o
And watched a space thereby:
And then I stooped and kissed your brow,
For, oh! I love you so!
You are too young to know it now,
But some time you shall know.
Some time, when in a darken'd place, n
Where others come to weep,
Your eyes shall look upon a face,
Calm in eternal sleep;
rhe voiceless lips, the wrinkled brow,
The patient smile shall show-
You are too young to'know it now, c
But some time you shall know.
GLook backward, then, into the years
And see me here to-night-
See, oh, my darling, how my tears
Are falling as I write
And feel once more upon your brow
The kiss of long ago
You are too young to know it now,
But some time you shall know.
-Eugene Field. n
The Seven Wonders of Corep.
1. The wonderful curative spi4ngs of
Rin Shantana.
2 and 3. The two bells at the extreme
of the peninsuls; one bitter, the other t1
4. A cold wave from which blows .
wind so strong that a man can not
stand against it.
5. An indestructible pine forest.
6. A stone on a hilltop which glows v
with heat. b
7. An idol of Buddha which sweats O
and which stands in a temple where I
grass will not grow. t
A Baker's Supply.
Bread is one of the essentials of life,
mnd we probably eat more of it than
Af anything else. If all one person ate
in the course of a long life, including
biscuits and pastry, were in one huge
loaf, it would appear in comparison
with a man like this, and would re
quire 1,200 cubic feet to inclose it.
Why the Birds Sapg.
She came running in breathlessly, her
poor little cross eyes more hopelessly
tangled up than ever, the little fresh
air child out from the city for her two
weeks on the farm. Everything was
new and strange. She had never seen a
hog or--but.here is her story.
"Oh, but the little burrds are rawl
ing about and squealinglikeeverythlng.
an' then they sings and sings. And
the ould burrd she came a-rnmmni' an'
she squdaled and singed too, and shook
her wings like everything-an' then
6 they a rwed d singed, thim burrds
ye feed."
"Whatever can she mean?" we que
ried, and went to see. We found four
' downy little ducks fast on a sheet of
stlcjy fly paper, that had blown from
the porch. The old Plymouth Rock
V hen, seeing the flies plentifully sprin
kled on it, had joyfully called her
' brood and alas! they were in it, and left
downy reminders of their painful leave
SPrimitive Knowledge of Children.
SWhat a world of Ingenuity is boxed
Sup in every healthy child! Some kin
h dergartners were giving their experi
Sences upon that subject, a short time
0 ago, and one of them said:
1 "A ftavoriter pupil, a bright little boy,
st rather astonished me not long ago by
Ic putting down upon my desk what
I seemed to be a small flower pot with
e many large-leaved plants growing
from it. When I examined.it 1 was
Samused and astonished.
e.'"The little fellow had taken a large
, potato and, with a gimlet or some other
Stool, had carefully cut holes as long
i as the stems of a lot of leaves he had
a secured in some garden or park.
'~ These he inserted in the hole and
" pushed the edges together so that each
stem was sdoo surrounded by the fo
5' tato sap. There were maple leaves,
0 oak leaves, parsley, lily leave;s, coleus
ot and canna anu several otherg arranged
1 with a crude feeling of harmony and
Sso closely together, or else so asty en
Sperimposed, that they eovered up near
ly all the brown skain of the base. The
Smoisture of the potato kept the leaves
of resh for teveral days, and some let
el nearly a week.
rd "I asked him who taught him to d
rI it. He looked very much dhsgited at
G me and said:
ed "'Nobody; I taught. myself.' And
L 1- when I asked him why, hesaid, 'Why,
he I thoht that as a potato was wet it
*g was ufast the mme as patting it a wa
ntlter, asmother does, and that perhaps
a- It might b6 better,'" .
-1 A second kindergartner ald: "I had
ait expesence el a similar yet ilsl
lar kind whea a pretty Ilttle gts, wahe
aI have bee teaching ee two tw ar u
Spreateda me el e day f tiset t
i fimalle~po6~r' 114r ]t iT
were put together on about the sa
principle as slates on a slate roof
ing arranged in layers which
two-thirds of those under them. Theqi
were fastened together with the pretty4
light tendrils of the grape vines, and
also with the stronger stems of some
sinuous- creeper. The thing unrolled
into a fabric about a yard square. It
was very pretty and would have made
a beautiful mat if it had not been so
perishable. I thanked the little pupil
and said: 'What a beautiful mat!
"She said: 'Tlht isl't a mat; that's
an apron like what Eve made for Adam
when they chased them with torches
out of Eden.' "
What is the tree that grows nearest
the sea? The beech.
How many insects does It take to
make a landlord? Ten-ants.
Why is a kiss like a rumor? Because
It goes from mouth to mouth.
When does a policeman require a big
washing tub? When he scours the
Why should one never tell a man to
take a back seat? Because he is sure
to take a-front.
Why is a chemist an awkward person
to bandy words with? Because he has
always a retort handy.
Where can we find a woman's head
carrying many secrets, yet betraying
none? On a postage stamp.
Where is the theater spoken of In the
Bible? Where Joseph was taken from
the family circle and cast into the pit.
Why is there some reason to doubt
the existence of the Giant's Causeway?
There are so many shamrocks in Ire
land that this may be one of them.
A Wonderful Task,
John Carson, a Polish mechanic, who
was presented with a gold medal for
his inventions, performed a most extra
ordinary thing when he succeeded in
manufacturing a complete watch In
the space of eight hours, and from ma
terials on which another watchmaker
would have looked with contempt.
It appears that the COsar of Russia
bearing of the marvelous inventive
genius of Curzon, determined to pu
him to the test, and forwarded him I
box containing a few copper all
some wood Cbhippings, and piece o
broken glass, an old cracked china cup
some wire and a few cribbage boars
pegs, with a request that he should
transform them into a timepiece.
Nothing daunted, and perceiving
golden opportunity of winning fave
at the court, Curson set about his tasl
with enthusiasm, and in the almos'
incredibly short space of eight hours
had dispatched a wonderfully con
strutted watch to the CzOsar, who was a
surprised and delighted at the wor
that he sent for the maker, conferre
I upon him several distinctIons as
- granted him a peneton.
The case of the watch was mad
of china, while the works were simpl
composed of the odds and ends accon
panying the old cup. Not only did
keep good time, but only required wins
lag once every three or four days. Th
remarkable watch Is believed to be st!
in the possession of the Russian roay
family. .
The Sugar Oave Them
She was young, golden-ha
spectacled. He was young, smoot
shaven, and spectacled. Likewise h
clothes were brand-new, and his coe
Sof the frock variety. Their fello
s guests at the hotel suspected them c
being newly married, but there was
difference of opinion, says Tit-Bits.
r Obviously, tlhey were too well-bre
to betray themselves to any open den
n ontration of affection. Still, there we
k that brand-new look about them, an
that evident, it quiet, devotion.
t "You bet your life," said the
with the new russet shoes to
e in the smoking-room, "she
chap's sister. It she was he woulda
have stuck t·o her all the aftqoo
d He'd have been out here ivtih's ft
1- lowa by this time."
1- "Yes, I guess they're man d wnifi
ie said the man who bad jaust arte
"but they don't behave as t they we
y, only just married. Let's ask the aw
y er. He'll know."
t Tlqo waiter, on being appaled 1
h responded, promptly:
g "Yes, sir; just married thl, mo
ms Ing."
"How do you knqw, George?' ask
P the aforementioned yoth. '"Did th
er tell you?'
g George snrled entem.ptuol.
d "Didn't need to tell me, sir. Fo
it out toe myself. Served 'em wl
d tea just now, and he didn't know
:h man- spoontfuls of sugar she tookc B
. to ask ner."
s Troplea Ilaeosloants.
ed Genauine palrpa w is made treom i
d Pahfnra palm, and is far sperior
- any potable product of the coeoon
u0 CaptaIn Burton, of Burton & 5pel
be )ays that the .jaulce o the oi p
es makes a drink that. nappsosac
or by the liquids of etlsatlen . It is
denaios color sad hoisr, id _11
do feest are exhlarat&on ummxed
ae td f a betm fOe a a iC t h st
ad cant, brewed by the sj~insitl5
y, the Zambea . It:is podl feoi. s
it gr.IaOttbeclflalY s 4 . -#zls
ra- tler lleL Thbeee oii.3e pr w
is tuates into a paiatabe beer. It i
ritades a supetlr bmoad d dir.
ad wblch laores o Mt esset. Ja***4
al- I. saiattittfeige at rkbk paei
no aito 5 t wp whn strians w am
ndii.tra he ~tF W15Ia q
lg ;ewi~.~ -~~ll~ s1~
IS Aiat n
d Itr t Was L t o he People We p
Woeuld ave Pesee--Tfhks lP in
ittes the oeuse. o
'And thou serenest moon that with ds thi
holy face *ns
Leoks down upon the earth asleep In nights
embrace on
Dost thou not know some spot some rage the
for the blest of
Where free from toil and pain the weary ho
soul may rest?
Behind a cloud she hid her face in woe ha
And in a sad sweet voice she whispered, dii
One great philosopher deelared that
war was the state of nature. Another P
said that peace was only a breathing
time that gives man leisure to eontrive
an ability to execute military plans. a1
Sir Edmund Burke denied this, th
and so did I. The great majority of e
mankind love peace and naturally pre
for it to war. Burke said that politics '
was the cause of war, and somebody ht
else said that war is hell, and we see
already that the two great parties are lo
quarreling about this war and each is is
claiming the glory of Dewey's victory di
as a party triumph, but if the voices a
of the people-the men and the wo- bi
men--coald have been heard, there A
would have no war. The spirit of the o
age in which we live is against war. hi
Even duelling and ringle combat has '
passed away under the influenee of a
higher Christian civilization. Boys do 1
not fight at school like they used to.
They have never hard of the bully
boys who thought it smart to put a I
chip on the hat and dare anybody to w
knock it off. In every school I ever went
to there were one or more of these bull- I
dozing, domineering boys, and they
got licked sooner oe later. The couan
Itry people do not care to fight noewsa
!days. They are more peaceable and
less aggressive. I remember when on
muster days there were a dozen fights ii
a one day right around the public
square. When Ala Bowls and Nick r
Bawlins and Jim Robinsop would be a
stripped to the waist and walking v
around and strutting and crowing and r
bragging, "I'm the best man in Pink- t'
neyville deestrikt," and Bowles would
emphasize it with it a jump up and a
erew. But that day has passed away.
We see no maimed eyes or ears or
noses now. And yet Nick Bawlins
sad Bowles were really good men at
i heart, and would have died in defense
of a friend. They fought because it
was the fashion in those days, but
their victories brought no rewards and
no premiums and their children knew
tit. They are a better class of oitiens. I
I met one of Nick's sons in Bomepot
long ago-a moral, peaceable,ChristlanI
man whom the people all respect. Well,
now, the argument is that if the sons
are better morally than their fathers
weres then the natidn is better and
less aggrestive than it was 50 years
i ago. Andrew Jackson was a type of
, that age, and he rode into the pres
Sdeney on his war record, but he
4 couldn't do is now. He bulldozed
Spain out of Florda and would have
· bulldozed England out t Canada if he
had lived up that way.
But I was looking heavenward last
night and pondering on that beautifal
moon that is shining ~ o peae(iall
upon us is this favored region, ad I
was grateful that the ar nor of
its signs had reached us. We reed of
h it in the great papers and can' help
but rejoice in our naval victories. The
reat dailies are crowded _o_ witb
t hrilling, eciting news and we rmad
Sso eagerly that even Old Auntn Js$
SPinkham'~s medine is taken for a war
dispatch and is half reed bfore we
know it. I reokom it is.good for feve
-war fever-or it woldst be dove
tailelso elose into the war nerws. Dt
nobody aroand here asema to be hbak
ering after * ight, and.'i good old
veteran's widow told me that the rease
was beeus e we were right in the heart
. of Shermen's belt and the popa
hasnt obane8 a **7to speak of. "We
Scn't forget the horrors of wasti,"
id.~ "I edrs Itr in s si o tIs
it was barned ald I don't -st to l
ay more-war, and I want my ch-dra
to keep out of I. A bad pee a
b hotte than i good wru Jt he
ever w snobl a thng. War
is ll Tiuas muad on w-rmen.
It is awfhl. es" get the phyatTnd
women ad c.ild.rma we thg t
suibrera. When lbl Bqn e
e our hu bb.ds d*u e moe al
ito *the army, sad hee whBo were eat
LhOme VeO 45kesw plseatS tand sent
away. So thee Was nbaboty hd but
women and children san soueases
lm 3h. We >bmhdupao~ m It
M bue tbsebe$ they ha or wan
and droe them at to Gmteesila.dd
we Ikdeat nj~s bardly ay to
Ia: vienmtda Agu + i(mlwiw..o
t a s hes -
A~e aW e Wse
ea lnd we had to wade La au d get
I sacks oat of thewater and lull the
ago oatbj b head, We patched it
again nad wamt on till we got to a
atty steep bill and the team stalled
id woulna't puast all. Tou ought
have heard us 'acking and holler
g at them, but it was no go." We
ouldered our little sacks, for they
ere mighty little, thank the lord, and
mat that tifhe an old man came along
ad he helped us all he could and we
to the mill at last and dried our
un and got back home as thankful as
issible. You' would.have died laugh
g at us if you kad seen 'us getting
ar corn oat of that creek.'"
I wish that every jingo 'ocould hem
lia old veteran tell her war experi
ece. It is both pathetie and amusing.
orw they endured it we know not, but
•e thing is certkin, they will keep
aeir children and grandehildren out
the next one 4 they can, and I ree
on they csan.
S"Yes," said she, "the yankees will
ave to go outside the belt to git sol
iers this time."
Now, there is no sign of war is
ieee parts yet. There is plenty of
atriotism, but it is not red hot. If
on throw water on a Carterville boy
e don't sisa. When Georgia is iate*
lly invaded then watch them. But
here is no excitement of very deep
oncern. When the old assville wo
ran was told of Dewey's great victory
he never smiled, but said: " omr
undred poor fellows killed and modt
f them had mothers or wives who
ired thega. I reckon a Span
1h woman loves 'her children a
learly as we love ours, for ·awomas is
mother all the world over." But
usinesr goes on, and so does bebll
ad billewds, sad I And tlad in-'
lination to work i. my and
ll the potato bugs and to tie pPtbe
Ines and rosebashes and frolle with
be little chaps, who are so hapip to
et here sad in whose sunshine lI.e
o happy, too. Yesterday my wif,
Ira. Arp, was sepg away on cm.eA
aby garment, sad remarked in her
erious was that the verandah floor
seeded a ot of pint mighty bad. Well,
never said nothing. Then she~-1e
narked that the paint weouldn't uet
nore that afty or sevpty-ve ts....
Well, I never sdd nothing again..
in a little while he said that It I
rould buy the paint she sould hrav
Lt painted, and it shooldent cost me
anything. So I said "very well, I
reckon I can affobrd the paint." Sb.
said tha' companyl w-as coming aht
week, and I had beittir get the psi
right away so that it Iwreld have tm
to dry. This morning I got the pit
and I heard one of the girls ask biet
who she was going to get to paint hthe
door. "Why, your pa, of eouara'i a
said. "He can do it as well as say
body. He painted it the last time "
don't you remember?" And that Is
the way I am inveigled into trouble
Hard, hard, indeeod, is the contest fer
freedom and the struggle for libertyat
mny house, but we have got the psatlM
ess roMse in all the town exoept whs.
they employ a gardener, ant msy w*l
flattered p1 the wark out of me. ju$$4
easy. -Bztns Axe, in rAsata Coantt
Betwesn L A
I orth anad Soul.
Only dire routes to
Uesql, St. Lali, elImh, `t :
and allamiits I
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beitwee Orleas -.
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a res guelarvtr eeriti
feyler my best. -
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