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OF UNCLE TOBE By WILL GAGE CAREY (Copyright, by Dally Story fud. uoj The colonel and I were sitting on his back veranda! The day was hot and sultry, even for Georgia; here, however, we caught all the breeze which was stirring, and before us were two long, cooling, fragrant mint juleps, whose sparkling emer ald glints refreshed one even to look upon. "With courtly grace the colonel handed me one of the glasses. As we sat sipping in 'serene content ment, an agetl darky, driving a dis reputable looking mule attached to a dilapidated wagon, drew up before the gate. For a moment he sat in si lent and intent scrutiny of the colonel's fine flock of Plymouth Eock chickens now sunning themselves in lazy indolence in the warm sand, then removing his battered hat, he asked in tones of deepest concern : "Cuhnal, ah jes' stopped to ax erbout yoah chickens; is dey doin' well?" "Mighty fine at present," re- plied the colonel, gravely.. "You-all ain't missed nary o' dem chickens lately?" "No, Uncle Tobe, nary a . one." The old darky replaced his hat, hit the. mule a resounding whacky and as he started off down the road heard him mutter : "Bress de Lord fo' dat! bress de ord fo' dat!" '- This inquiry concerning the colonel's feathered tribe aroused my wonderment and curiosity; the in cident, however, had alréady passed from my host's mind, and he sat gazing fondly and reflectively into the emerald depths of the glass be fore him; clearly, if I wished further enlightenment, I must seek it. "Colonel," I said, at length, "that old darky seems strangely interested in the welfare of your chickens !" "Interested ?" he replied, with his eyes twinkling, "he's what you might call solicitude personified! I may say, Uncle Tobe is livin' undah a superstitious spell concernm them chickens; he believes that if dis- astah befalls them Plymouth Eocks, it means judgment is sho' goin' to fall upon him!" Seeing my evident desire to hear the story, the colonel placed his glass gently on the table, leaned back com fortably in his big arm chair and told me the circumstances attending the turning of Uncle Tobe from evil ways. "Early las' spring, two young men of the neighborhood started out foah a day's shootin', agreein' to share up equal on all that was killed by both durin' the day. They hunted all day, an' jes at night-fall thoy started home, with theah game-bags so full they -each had to carry one dove- in his hands. . "The sun had set e'er they reached the edge of the village. Accordin' to theah agreement, they stopped in the road to divide the game, when fxjrjte of them" suggested that as they both was tianea, tney step insiae the gate of the ol' cemetery in front of which it happened they were istandin', an' theah sit down an' count out theah birds. They laid the two doves on top of the gate post, went inside, poured out the game from the two sacks an' begin countin' them out : 'one foah you one foah me; one foah you one foah me!' "Although some earlier than he usually made his rounds, it happened hat ol' Uncle Tobe had already been on a little plunderin' expedition, with some evidence of success; in act, tuoked snugly undah his coat, was one of my fines' Plymouth Eock roosters ! "He came trudgin' along the road leadin' past the cemetery jes' a mo ment or so aftah the hunters had entered it to divide theah game. As he drew neah the gate he heard the sound of low voices; he stopped in the middle of the road to listen; one foah me one foah you; one foah me one foah you!' were the awful words he heard. "'May de good Lord sab des po' niggah !' he shouted as he turned to flee: 'it am de Angel Gab'ril an' ol' Mistah Satan hisself dividin' up the grave-yard folks" "As ol' Tobe turned to run he met a cullud frien' of his, into whose un- believin' ears he told the awful words ; together they approached the gate; 'one foah me one foah you; one foah me one foah you!' came low an' solemn from within the grave-yard. Then came the still mo' terrifvin' acclamation: 'an' theahs "An He Tore Down the Road Foah His Life!" two mo' out theah at the gate you take one, I'll take the othah !' "This was too much for ol' Tobe an' he tore down the road foah his life! Straight up to my house he come, pantin' foah breath an' look in' back scared-like ovah his shoul der; I was sittin' right heah on this veranda, an' he says to me: "'Cuhnal, I dun stole yoah big rooster; but I'se nebber gwine to steal no mo'!' He threw the rooster quickly ovah the fence, then turnin again to me he says: 'Cuhnal, I'se nebber gwine to bodder yoah chick ens no mo'; but dis is what I'se gwine to do ; I'se gwine to look arter dem chickens foah you like a fahta! ovah his chulluns !"' And Uncle Tobe was keeping his w,ord. Y 4 I C . J, CHING CHANG GOES FISHING. umn - --T-Ii r irM-nminmr--- , I 1. Ching Chang, wishing to go fish ing, but having no fishing line, begs an old hook off an angler on the jetty, and ties it to his pigtail, which makes an excellent line. 2. Sport being very slow, Chlng Chang falls asleep. Two small boya seeing ah opportunity for some fun, get a boat and hurry to the end of the jetty, where they tie . Ching Chang's pigtail to a ring in the stone work! 3. Poor Ching Chang awakes and finds himself in an awkward position. LIFE ONLY A PREPARATION. In the course of a recent address before the East Side Physicians' as sociation Dr. James P. Ilaney of the board of education said: "Life is all preparation. In the primary school we are being prepared to enter the grammar school. In the grammar we are being prepared for the high school. In the high school we are being prepared for the col lege. . In college we are told we are being prepared for the struggle in the world. When we attend church we are informed that it is our every day duty in life to prepare for death." A SAILOR OF THE FUTURE. : He pocketed the hard-boiled egg gratefully. "Ah, madam," . he- said, "believe me, I would not be begging my bread from door to door if it were pos sible for me to procure work in my chosen calling. But 'the day will come" "Poor fellow," said the woman, "what is your calling, anyhow?" "I," he answered proudly, "am an able-bodied aeroplane sailor." HARD LUCK. First Countryman Here comes the sheriff to seize your farm. Second Countryman He can't It's in my wife's name. First Countryman Yes; but your wife has eloped with ' ; lured : man. \n\n El Hispano Americano Periódico Senanal. Publicado por la Compañía Publi cista del Condado de Mora (Inc.). A. S. BUSHKEVITZ. . .Editor Principal E. H. BIERNBAUM. . .Editor Asistente PRECIO DE SUBSCRIPCION Por un, año $1.50 Por seis meses 75 Por cuatro meses 50 La subscripción deberá pagarse ade lantada. El Hispano Americano se envia á todas las estafetas, y tiene una circu lación grande y creciente entre la gente inteligente y progresista del sudoeste. Las leyes de los Estados Unidos re quieren que cualquiera persona paga rá por un periódico mientras continúe tomándolo de la estafeta, aunque el tlompo por el cual se suscribió haya expirado. Reglas de esta Redacción. Comunicaciones se publicarán, pero á la resposabilidad del que las mande. Esta redacción se reserva todo dere cho de publicar comunicaciones. Comunicaciones con lenguaje impro pio se echarán al canasto del desper dicio. 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