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Frftai M.iy 3, I3 H-.S4MPBBato-amsBBW-, 11 If u and UAH (MEN Hill1 fbANCES Boyd Calhoun (Copyrlahl, tor Baitlr A Brltton CoJ r she aears, nria now everybody knows what that teacher said about ua." "Everybody nays she la the crank leit teacher they la," cried Jimmy, "sho won't let you bring nothing to school 'ceptlng your books; you can't oven take your slingshot, nor your air-gun, nor " "Nor your dolls," chimed In (Van ces, "and aho won't let you bat your eye, nor say a word, nor cross your legs, nor blow your nose." '"What do she think we 'a goln' to her ol' school fer If we can't have fun?" asked Dllly. "Tabernlclo aho' had fun when ho went to school. He put a pin In the teacher's chair an' aho sat down on it plumb up to tho head, The negro boy had never seen the dog before, but ho immediately accept cd the ownership thrust upon him and answered without, hesitation, "I'll take a dollar for her." . "I ain't got but a nickel. Dllly, ain't you got 'iiough money to put with my nickel to mako a dollar" "Naw; I ain't got a red cent." "I '11 tell you what we'll do," sug gested Jimmy; "we'll trado you a base ball mask for him. My mama's golnc to gimme a new mask 'cause I all time atay at home, so we'll trado you our old one. do get It, Dllly." Thus commanded Dllly ran and picked up the bustle where It lay neg lected on Ihn pram anil tinnitntl If a the quasl-owner of. the puppy. The deal ! on' he tie tfie strlnES touolher what was promptly closed and a blaek little two nigger gals had they hair negro went grinning down the street wropped with, an' he rquozo up. a with Miss Minerva's ancient bustle little boy's legs In front of hlra wll.i tied ncroas his face, leaving behind ' a rooster foot tell he equalled out him a curly-haired dog. loud, nn' ho th'owod spltballs, an' he "Ain't he sweet?" sbld Jimmy, hug make him sonic watermelon teeth, an' Ring tho fluffy white ball closo to his he ralt a chicken light red an' tuck It breast, "we got to name him, Dllly." I to tho teacher fer a dodo, an' ha put xe name her Peruny Pcarllnc," cotton in his pants 'fore ho got licked, an' he drawee the teacher on a slat'o. That 't what you go to school for Is to have fun,' an' I sho' Is goln' to have fun when I goes, nn' I ain't goln' to tako no bulldozln' offer her, neither." "I bet we can squelch her," cried Frances, vindictively. "Yes, we Ml show her n thing or two"for onco Jimmy agreed with her, "sho 'bout tho butt-ln-cst old wo man they Is, and sho'a going to find out wo 'bout tho squolchlngcst kids over ahe tacklo." "Alfred dago wont to sotiool to her last ycar,"nld Frances, "and ho can read and wrlto." "Yes," Joined in Jimmy, "and ho 'bout tho proudest boy Uioy in; nil. tltno got' to wrlto his namo all over everything.'' ' "You 'member 'bout last Commun ion Sunday?' wont on the llttlo girl, "when they band roun' tho little en vellups and tolled all the folks what was willing to glvo flvo dollars more on tho pastor's sal'y just to' write his namo; so Alfred he ao frisky 'causo ho know how to wrlto; so ho tooken ono of tho Utile, envcllupa and wortcn 'Alfred a age' on It; so when his papa find out 'bout It he say that kid got to work and pay that flvo dollars hl'aelf, 'causo he dono sign his namo to It." "And If he ain't 'bout the sickest kid they Is," declared Jimmy; "I'll bctcbor be won't get fresh no moro soon. He telled mo the other day he ain't had a drink of aoda water this summer, 'causo every nickel he gets got to go to Mr. Pastor's sal'ry; he says be plumb tired supporting Bro ther Johnson and all his family; and, he say, every time- he go up town he sees Johnny Johnson a-settlng oa a stool in DalU-sr's drug store Just a swigging milk-shake ; he says he tolng to knock aim off soma day 'cause It'a fata nickels that kid ' a i It WJJWaTOaiaf There was a skort atleace. brake T Bta, who ramarkaa, apropos c iBotatac: "I she' U clad I don't aaftar ba a 'aasaa waaa I pats oa leas paata; meaa Is heap mo' aceouat" "I wouldn't be a weaaaa (or math lac at all," Jlauay fully acrae with Ma; "they have tha pekleat Urn? la." "1 'aa (Ua I aaa tola: to h a yawa laay whea i grew up," Lata tacMraa. "I woaM a't ha a geatlssaaa far aay thaaf. r ffotac to wear pratty eMUtes ut ha kaaaUful aaf e a haUa Mka Mather was, u4 hava lata C lorew kaaal at my feat ea oaa with the was tho suggestion of the other Joint owner. i "Ho ain't going to ba namo' nothing at all llko that," declared Jimmy; "you all time got to name our dogs tha scalawagcst name they Is. He 's go ing to bo name' 'Bam Lamb' 'causa ho 'a iny partner." "flbo's a girl dog;" argued Dllly, "an' ahe can't bo nam' no nan's name. If aho could I 'd call her Major." "I don't caro what sort o' dog ho Is, girl or boy, ho 'a going to bo nntno' Sam Lamb. Pretty Sam! Pretty Sam!" and he fondly stroked tho llttlo animal's soft head. "Hero, Peruny! Here, Peruny!" and Billy tried to snatch her away. Tho boys heard a whistle; tho dog heard It, too. Springing from the llttlo boy's arms Bam Lamb Peruny Pearllno ran undor the gato and flew to meet her master, who was looking for her. CHAPTER XXV. Education and Its Perils. It was a warm day In early August aud tho four children were sitting con. tentcdly In tho swing. Thoy mot al most every afternoon now, but wero generally kept under strict surveil lance by Miss Minerva. ' "'T won't bo long 'fore wo '11 all nafto go to school," remarked Frances, "and I 'II be mighty sorry; I wish wo 'did n't ever bafto go to any old school." "I wlsht we knowed how to read jan' write when wo 'a born," said Uil 'ly. "It I was God I 'd make all my bablca so 'a thoy is already eddlcated iwhen they gits born. Reckon If we I'd pray av'y night an' aak Qod, he'd dears them babies what he 'o makia' oa bow how to raad ba' write!" 1 tea' ear aothtac at all 'boot itheaa ta.las," pat lh Jimmy, "f aint to ao as ao good it all tha sew what Doeter Baaford Sada eaa raaa aaa writ; It '4 Jos' make 'am th sassleat tMas ever mm. 'Bices, il aat plaaty thtafa to aak Osd for "thont fooUag losg other felka' hrata, aaa I ala't golac to meddle with Qod'a basUeae nohow." DM you all hear what Mas Larri mora, who taaahaa tha Wtla ahlldrea at school, said about asr asked Llaa 'lmportaatly. "Naw," they chorused, "what was nr "Bbe told tha suparfrteeaeat," was tha reply of Llaa, pleased with her self and with that big word, "that ahe would have to hava. more money next year, for aho heard that Una Hamilton, Frances Black, William Hill and Jimmy Darner wore all com ing to school, and the said we were the most notorious bad children in town." "She la tha spltafalleat woman they is," Jimmy's black eyea aaapped; "'she 'bout the meddieaoaeat teacher in town." "Who .told you "bout It; LlnaT" questioned tha other little girl. "The super'ateaaeat told Ma, wife uml you know how some ladies are they Just, caa't keep a secret. Now it la Junt like burylaf it to tell mother auythlng; she never tejls aaybody but father, aad graadmdtheri ' and grandfather, and ,UaeeBd, and Bro tbsr Johnson, and she "makes them promlso nayer to breathe It to' a Uv- knee asd play tha guitar other-" "How they goln' to play tha guitar with tha other kaear aaked tha prac tical Billy, "And sing 'Call Me Thine Own,' she continued, ignoriag.hla interrup tion. "Father got on his knees to mother thlrty-saven-and-a-haU times before she'd say, 'I will.'" "Looks like he'd 'a' wore his breaches out," said Billy, '1 don't want to bo a lady," de clared Frances; J'they can't ever ride straddle nor, climb a tree, and they got to squlnch up their waists and toes. I wish I could kisa my elbow right now and. turn to a boy." CHAPTER XXVI. Unconditional Surrender. "They 's going to bo a big nigger 'acurslon to Memphis at '1'iven o'clock," said Jimmy ns ho met tho other little boy at the dividing roneo! "Sam Lntnb 'a going anil 'n.o.U all the niggers they Is. Sar.ih Juno 'lowed sho n going, but the ain't got nobody to 'tend to Dennlo Dick. Wouldn't you like to go, Billy?" "You can't no 'Ihout vou 'a n nlr-" ser," was tho reply; "Sum Lnmb say' they ain't no white folka 'lowed on this train 'ceptln' the engineer an' conductor." "Sua Lamb 'd tako cure uf us If uf could go," continued Jimmy. "Let 'n slip oft and go down to tho depot uitU bco tho niggers get on. There II La 'bout a million." Billy's oycft cparhled with royi eola tion. "I sho' with I could," ho cnld; "but Aunt Minerva M make mo Etay In bed a wholo week if I went ucnr tho rail road." "My mama 'd gimme 'Lout a mil lion ticks, too, If I projeckted vita a. nigger 'scurslon; sho 'bout tho spanklngcat woman they Is. My papa put somo burnt cork on his faco In the Knights er Pythl's mlnclrels' and I know where we can gel, some to mako us black; you go get Miss Minerva's Ink bottlo, too, that '11 help somo, and get some matches, and I 'II go get tho cork and wo can go to Sarah Jane's house and make ucsolfs black." "I am't never promlso not to blaclc up and go down to tho depot," cad Billy waverlngly. "I promlso not to never bo no mo' Injun I-" "Well, run then," Jimmy Interrupt ed Impatiently. "Wo 'II Just slip down to tho railroad and tako a look at tho nlggors. You don't harto get on tho train Just 'causo you down to tho depot." So Miss Minerva's nephew, after tiptoeing Into the houso for hor ink bottle and filling his pockets with contraband roatchos, met his chum; at tho cabin. There, under tho crltf- cal survey of Dennlo Dick from hln customary placo on tho floor, they darkoncd their faces, heads, bands, feet and legs; then, pulling tholrcaps over their eyes, theso cncrgotlc llttlo. boys stole out of tho back gato and fairly (lew down nn alloy to tho sta tion. No ono noticed them In that hot, perspiring crowd. A lively band was playing and tho mob of good-hu mored, happy negroes, dreasod in thotr Sunday best, laughing and Joking, pushing nnd elbowing, mado tholr way to tho oxcurslon train standing on tho track. Tho two excited children got di rectly behind a broad, pompous negro and slipped on tho car Just after blm. Fortunately they found a seat in the rear of tho coach and thore thoy sat unobserved, still and quiet, except for, an occasional delighted giggle. till the bell clanged and the train started off. "We'll see Bam Lamb toreckly," whispered Jimmy, "and he'll take care of ua." Tha train waa made up of savsn coaches, which bad been taking on oagroea at every station up the road as far as Padecab, aad It happened that the two little boys did not know a soul la their ear. Bat when they were Bearing wood- stock, a little station sot far from Memphis. Bam Lamb, making a tour of the cars, came into their coach and waa promptly hailed by the children. Whea ha rsssgalasd them, he tmrst late each a rear af leach tar that it ceased all the ether jssssagira to tara Isaroaai and look la their dtraeCoa. "What y aB gwiae te do aex I Jas woadar." he aaataUaed. "Ta' ekeJa ala't made die side e' teraity. Lerdae, LerdesV he gaaed at them aamlriagly, "yea aha' la geaeewiae eeea-fed, star Ma' aOrer, alVweel'-eryard-wid, pare Mat, Oreea-Mrer LeQayaloeeaa. Doea ya folks kaow "heut yer? Lerdaa! What 1 ease' seek a feel taeettoa forT 'Cearae day deat Came ea, I gwlne to take y' all et 'm deae ears rlgkt hare at die Woodstock, aa' we kin ketch da 'eeauaadatma hack home." "Bat Beaa." protected BtQy. "We don't waat to go back home. We wants to go to Memphis." 'Hit doat matter what y' all wants," waa the negro's reply, y' all gotta git right off. Dis-here 'acuratoa train don't leave Memphis twell twelve o'clock tonight an' yuh see how slow sho am runnln', and ev'y no 'count nigger on her H be full o' red .eye. An' yo' folks is plumb 'stracted tout yer dls mtn ute, I low. Come on. Sho am gtttin' ready to stop." Ho grabbed tho blackened hand of each, pushing Jimmy and pulling Billy, and towed the reluctant llttlo boys through the coach. To be continued. II I Tl (X ir-t-i.lOEIC I K)Df -f-TO KEITH 4V CO., Have Arrived I todbydttr; " l WALt CAPERING A : Mg II ne to select from; Price Q rlgat, Piione,SM,l71and, 15 Q oftce three doors south ot I . Berg eV Son, 16 2gb H iun III I. "i-wn-.f. -v..-.,-- i v r, oi5r EXCHANGES SLATER Admin Drlscoll, liecd 2 venrs. 2 montha and 3 d.iys, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D Drlscoll, died of pneumonia at i homs o' hie parents in Slater, last Wednesday mornlnc. rli2 funeral tcrvlca were he.d a. 8L Josiph'a Catholic church Thursday aUsrnoon at 2.30 nnd tho remain a inUr." 1 at the Sinter City Cemetery. 'In sym pathy of the community lo i out to tho bereaved parents. Ru Icr. Constable Martin Lcnz sur prised a bunch of crap shooters on tho pond dam last week. The gomo came to a sudden end when Mr. Lcnz appeared, and the thir teen participants immediately had business elsewhere. News. A Great Building Falls when Us foundation Is undermined and if tho foundation of health good digestion Is attacked, n quick collapse followu. On the first signs ot indigestion, Dr. King's Now Life Pills should be taken to tone the stomach nnd regulate liver, kidneys and bowcK Pleasant, caay, safe and only 25 cents at P. II. Franklins. SWEET SPRINGS Roy M, Harris editor of tha Hus tonlan waa operated on Inst Sat urday at hist homo for appen dicitis. The operation was made by specialists from Kansas City nnd Scdalln, nnd wnn considered n fcucccss. Abo VnnMetcr was here Friday with wagons nnd re moved family and household goods to iliis farm four miles south of Alma. The family have been here since last fall nnd took ad vantage ot the excellent a:hool facilities here for their children, Wo hope they may return in the l,all.-IIcrald. NELSON. Burclara broko Into the imple ment filled adjacent to Ilcckmon's store in Nanton Frid.iv nlcrht. Thoy entered a window In the rear por tion,, likely with tho intention or "orottlnir Into, the store, but In thU they failed and no implements wero missing, they went awayem nv Jiandnd -Work lua started at tho Rock Quarry on tho 1L D. nmvls farm cast of town. The rock will bo used for irln-raP work on tho river near Wavcrly. About 25 men arc working thert at pre sent. A switch will be nut if in a few days. Nelson Record, MRS- MATTIE PREWITT VERTS, one of Nelson's excellent ladles, died at her homo on north Main street Thursday morning ut i ta st rnnrcr of tlie. stomach, aged 38yra. 3Uno. and 9 days. fiirs. vcris was ixim hi uoujiv. Co. Oct. 111874. Sho waa married to Jno. F. Verts, who prececdadher In dealSh two- years last Feu. te ibis union waa born ono son, Jas. P.Verta, 10 years of ige. Mrs Verts and her husband liv ed on their farm north ot town. Boeftntlv aho thousht on account ot Iher serious condition It would be bettor to move to town which h did. and occupied the 0. W. Cowan property on north Main street 1 ' In lfiSB she united with the M. E. church of which- alio was a faithful and consistent member until God said, "Come home to your reward." Mra Verts leav es to mourn, her aged mother, one brother and a sister of Coop er and her little son. At this tlmo wo wish to say that her brother-in-law .1. O. Vorts, certainly did all h? could to help her in her hours of need ot which It Is commendable In ldm indeed, and he will lose nothing by doing so, and we are glad to say thnt there is a reward tor thoso that do good. 1 Mra. Verts was a fine woman and will bo crcatly missed by nil. but wlhon we. think of the great bevond where all is happiness, no naln from disease, wo cannot help saying, "All Is well whero It la Qod'a plan." Funeral services were,held at tho M. E. church Saturday morn ing, at 10;00 by Rev. Plnnell aud burial at Nclaon. cemetery. Wo nxtend srvmaahv to the be- reave (l family anu menua. nei son Record. CASTOR I A ler IsJknU aaa OUIirau Uf KM Yh Ntvt Always Bufkt ALCOHOL 3 PER CENT, j AWaHerYtpartlonler1 9tt Promotes DtlionJCkfifi rttssardRoUroataksKtM- OriuTiiorpWne norJSacril. NOT JNAIfCOTIC. Jktyx iOJDtSHKJ U UtX A perfect Remedy for ttmsflpt- i ion i dour jnsxauMi ' WorwX.cTinsJotriJfr ncss andLOSS OF SLEEP. TkSvA SiVrwt of NEW YORK. . 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