[For The Suuny 8outh.]
Oh. month of dust and brazen skies—
Grand carnival of fleas and flies !
You wilt our collars, parch our farms,
And play the deuce with ladies' charms —
For “Liquid Pearl,” “Meen-Fun” aud “such"
Dissolve at your perspiry touch.
Old Thomson (you remember well)
Bids us now “ hie to sylvan dell.”
I take it this poetic wight
Had never felt mosquitoes' bite.
I tried the sylvan business once,
And never will be such a dunce.
Out on the water in a boat,
“To watch the water-lilies float.”
Snakes and mud-turtles, but no flower.
Did we scare up that melting hour;
The sun shone down with scorching power,
And soon our Piscators found out
Mosquitoes bit, but not a trout.
We fought them well by day and night;
But “ticks,” gnats, fleas, strong on th$ bite,
Came in firm phalanx to the fight,
Aud our sole safety lay in flight.
So tell me not of “ sylvau shade ”—
That sort of thing clean out is played.
I wish you, too, were well played out,
Fierce August—for without a doubt
You're hard this year on lean and stout,
On farmers and on slim-pursed swells.
Tight-harnessed teams and “tied back” belles.
ing the letters of a. printed book while attending
the flock. While reclining on his crook and ,
seeming nothing more than any ordinary shep
herd, his poet-mind was feeding on the wild, j
wide pasture of nature, and on his soul was then
stereotyped the pictures of imagination he has
left us in his writings.
The success of his songs began with “Donald
McDonald,” which he sang at the “Crown Tav
ern ” at Edinburg, when he was asked for a song.
It was received with hearty applause, and after-
[For The Sunny South.]
ELIZABETH OF RUSSIA.
[For The Sunny South.]
A PLEA FO^ THE BIRDS.
BY ROBIN REDBREAST.
Perhaps a sfliort biographical sketch, as is our
purpose, of Elizabeth of Russia, may not be un
interesting to your many readers.
Peter the Great, Czar of Russia, was the father
of two daughters.—Anne of Halstein and the
Public attention is now being directed to the
alarming devastations of crops in the far West
by grasshoppers. Immense swarms of locusts,
for such they properly are. have been seen to
darken the air in some localities. The great
number of these pests is almost incredible, fairly
wards published. The Ettrick bard was in no Express Elizabeth. Peter, on his death-bed. covering the earth wherever they light, and de
wise troubled’ with too humble an estimation of called to him his daughter Anne with the mten- priving it of all green vegetation,
his pieces, for of the melody “ Flora McDonald’s t' on - fts it was supposed, of setting upon her the The cause of this evil, amounting almost to
Lament ” be wrote- “When I first heard the crown, but suddenly became insensible, and the revival of the ancient Egvptian plague, is
therefore made no disposition of the crown. due, no doubt, to the wanton destruction of
Anne was brought up in the expectation of birds, which had before served to keep down
two crowns, but her expectations were never re- tlie reproduction of insect pests.
The unprecedented ravages caused by locusts,
potato bugs, and numerous other noxious insects,
should give us timely warning of the danger
that threatens us here in the more Southern
States. Let us be wise and act in time. We
may reasonably apprehend danger to our crops
from caterpillars, bugs, etc., if we fail to adopt
the remedy that is so easily applied. What we
song sung by Mr. Morrison, I never was so agree
ably astonished. I could scarcely believe my
senses that I had made so good a song without
OUR PORTRAIT GALLERY.
H. R. H. THE PRINCE OF WALES.
The portrait of a king ! A live king ! A man
born with a crown on his head and a throne
ready for his royal occupancy. What a heritage !
No blood, no carnage, no opposition. It is his,
aud peaceable possession is accorded him by the
entire civilized world. “To be or not to be” is
not the rub. He is obliged to be a king. How
ever “uneasy may lie the head that wears a '
crown,” his must wear it. And yet he looks
something like other people. Eyes, mouth, i
nose and hair the same, and no doubt he eats
in the same way, and perhaps the same kind of
food. And moreover, he is said to be fond of
the same kind of enjoyments, and even to relish ;
with peculiar zest the large and small vices of
people not so exalted. In la belle Paris he can
dance till the “wee sma’ hours,” and then in- |
dulge the remainder of the night in all the dissi
pations of the gay city. But he is nevertheless |
a king (infuturo) of a great nation, and the !
eyes of the world are upon him; and with what i
grave concern have the English people watched j
the development of his traits of character. In j
the natural order of things, his mother, Victoria,
must soon pass away, and then the lines fall into
[For The Sunny South.]
Letter from Massanetta Springs.
Tired of fashionable watering places, with
their dust, noise and crowded discomfort. I
looked about for some salubrious resort where I
could recruit health and strength, and enjoy at
the same time the quiet, ease and freedom of
home. A friend, who has my eternal thanks,
recommended me to this delightful spot, and
for some time past I have been taking a new
lease of life from this bracing mountain air,
beautiful scenery, fresh and wholesome fare,
and astonishingly recuperative waters.
Where is Massanetta Springs? asks perchance
some of your fair readers who fail to find it laid
down in their hand-book of fashionable resorts.
Massanetta Springs is situated in the shadow of
the grand peaks of Massanetta Mountain, in the
county of Rockingham, in the lovely valley of
Virginia. It is four miles from Harrisonburg,
and is destined to be widely known and largely
resorted to by those who value health and ap
preciate beautiful scenery. The water has re
peatedly proved itself most powerful in the cure
of all malarial diseases, such as enlarged spleen.
need is the speedy enactment of most stringent chronic ague and fever, kidnev disease, and all
game laws and protective bird laws. Many of the varied disorders springing from a ma’.irial
our native birds subsist entirely on insects, and source. A careful analysis of the water shows
some few are omniverous. These constitute a
great army in defense of growing crops. A few
! there are that occasionally like a sweet thing,
j such as a grape or a fig, but that any of our
! native birds do harm to fruit or grain, except,
| perhaps, the migratory rice bird, is an erroneous
| idea. The much-abused crow is not responsible
I for half the dama >e done to corn that he has
been accused of. His taste for bugs and worms
I is something astonishing to a man who has ever
j shot one and examined his craw.
Let us have laws prohibiting the shooting,
i trapping, or poisoning of any birds except the
j fewest game birds, and these only during the in
terval of late autumn and early spring.
We see that birds play a most important part
in the scheme of nature, repressing the excessive
increase of insects which would, if left to their
enormously active growth, soon convert the
world into a desert.
There is another side to this question besides
the one peculiarly interesting to the agricultural
community, and that is the moral and msthetic
consideration. Here we must appeal to the re
fined sympathies of our mothers and sisters.
The barbarity and cruelty that is practiced
that it contains all the elements necessary for
the restoration of brain, bone, nerve, liver and
kidney tissues impaired by miasma, dissipation
Every day’s experience demonstrates this fact
(well known to the native Indians) that the med
icine of nature, the free springs that gush forth
for the healing of the nations, are worth all the
drugs that physician’s pestle ever compounded.
The waters, sparkling as champagne and pure as
crystal, cure without nausea and without the
disagreeable after-effects of drugs and artificial
Beautiful and expanded scenery, so congenial
to health and spirits, is here at Massanetta in
perfection. We have the grandeur of the moun
tains around us, varying every hour with the
changes of cloud and sky, and the beauty of the
valley arrayed in variegated green and bright
ened by flowering shrubs and festooning vines.
Delightful walks and drives, shady nooks for
quiet lounging, and picturesque bits for the art
ist’s pencil are here in charming abundance.
The eye finds refreshment every moment, and I
think the sunsets here are more glorious than
they can be in Italy. They clothe the moun-
against our harmless birds in robbing them ol tains with the richest coloring the most ethereal
shapes that fancy can conceive.
In brief, this is a choice resort for sensible peo
ple who wish relaxation of mind, restoration of
body, or general recuperation of the physical
and intellectual faculties. Miss Flora McFlirn-
sey, with her pyramid of trunks, her languid
airs and graces, might find it lacking in feverish
and fashionable excitement; but to the sensible
pleasure-seeker, the toil-worn business man, the
care-wearied housekeeper, and above all to the
suffering invalid, Massanetta Springs, with its
invigorating air and healing waters, its fine
scenery, its excellent hotel, whose genial pro-
pritor makes of his establishment a genuine
home, will present attractions of the highest
their young, destroying their nests and shooting
the older birds by unfeeling boys and vagrant
freedmen, is an outrage to civilization.jj'Most all
European States have laws protecting birds,
with severe penalties attached to their infringe
ment. Their wisdom in this respect needs no
Besides the important function of defending
vegetation from the ravages of countless insects,
they subserve another purpose. Birds add a
life and vivacity to our groves and forests that
cannot be too much prized. Their songs and
bright plumage are an clement of rural beauty
that we all appreciate. The incomparable mock
ing-bird, making the South famous for the pos
session of a songster far exceeding the nightin
gale of Europe, is now suffering from profes
sional bird-nest robbers. Hundreds of these
young birds are annually caged and shipped for
large profits to the North. We should make it
a penal offense for any one in our State of Geor
gia to keep a native bird confined in a cage.
Let us not neglect this needed legislative re
form. We enlist under our flag all girls of ten
der hearts and refined feelings. Let them inau
knowing it. ” While we smile at the poet’s can- | alized. She died in exile, leaving one son, the
dor and egotism, we cannot withhold our admi- : unfortunate Peter the Third,
ration, for in eight simple lines he has pathetic-'; Anne, Duchess of Courland and niece of Peter
What can be the sober feelings of a youth who a ]] y us t h e sa A old story of love and part- i the Great, was next proclaimed Empress, the gurate "a' crusadTTn^defense of ^"ur "beautiful
ing—a story however ottentold, in song or prose, male line oi the house of Romanon. to which , songsters, and I am sure they will not vield the
will never fail in finding its way to human Peter belonged, having become extinct. This d„kt till victory has perched upon their banners.
was in the year 1730. r
CURRENT NEWS ITEMS.
knows that he is soon to occupy the seat and
wear the crown of so many grand old kings, and
rule over a nation “whose morning drum beats j j iearts:
round the world,” and upon “whose possessions !
the sun never sets ?” But it is said there is a
marked change for the better in the moral bear
ing of the young Prince, and it gives hope and
comfort to the English nation. He is now thirty-
four years of age. Was born on November 9, J
1841, and is the secqnd child of Prince Albert ■
and the queen regnant. With the view of famil- I
iarizing him with his dominions, the English
government is just now fitting him up for a
grand excursion to his possessions in India. j
Seven hundred thousand dollars have been ap
“ Far over yon hills of the heather sae green,
An’ doou by the Corrie that sings to the sea,
The bonnie young Flora sat sighing alane,
The dew on her plaid an’ the tear in her e’e.
She looked at a boat wi’ the breezes that swung
Away on the wave like a bird of the main;
An’ ay as it lessen’d she sigh'd an’ she sung,
Farewell to the lad I shall ne’er see again.”
Lockhart, in his “Life of Sir Walter Scott,”
relates a very amusing incident which occurred
in Edinburg at a dinner to which the poet was
invited by Scott: “When Hogg entered the
On the death of Anne, Ivan or John, then |
about two months old, was elected ^Cmperor. I
John, however, never ascended the throne, hav
ing been deposed by a sudden revolution which
took place in the year following his election,
and Elizabeth was proclaimed Empress.
From what has been said, we see that the suc
cession during the several reigns down to Eliza
beth was not regular, yet they came to the throne
with little difficulty.
We shall not enter into a detailed account of
the life and character of Elizabeth, but shall
[For The Sunny South.]
Letter from Blue Kid^e Springs.
Two weeks since, we waved adieu to the Warm
Springs, and after a short, pleasant journey,
found ourselves breathing the exhilarating at
mosphere of this delightful region, and cordially
welcomed by “mine host,” proprietor of the
commodious and well-kept hotel.
Here we found over a hundred guests —a very
agreeable company, who seem to be enjoying
summer holidays as heartily as a flock of
eniles just emancipated from the school-
The programme of the day begins with
to the springs, and closes with the cus-
if Sartoris. Jr., feels this way?
before the real
America is to be
ical savnns. But whether it be long or short . - , - .. . .
and mav God grant us a long reprieve from such dinary herdsman attends cattle to the market
a fate—no nation could surpass these man-wor- and his hands, moreover, bore most legible
shipping United States in homage and popular u> arks of a re « ent sheep-shearing, the lady did
dance, and sometimes with charmin:
Ri'it how lone himself thereon at' his length; for, as he after- uleu ner moner, yei vasuy um.Ke mm m many music on the piano and organ,
tmir anna rent' to the throne of wards said, ‘ I thought I could never do wrong ° ; „ fe he possessed Ins inherent capacity'-for A grand ball, which for several days was the
innnuneed v Tell us ve nolit to copv the ladv of the house.’ As his dress at 8 n 8>wi aout his cruelty and sternness of su hj ec t 0 f discussion, came off a few evenings
announced? Tell ns, >e polit- £‘ riod . . j tlmt in which any or _ temper. She happily blended benevolence with sinc J e . Not onl the ue sts at the springs, but
• - ' ' ’ ’ ' peat political talents, and to her Russia owes, the belles and beaux of the neighboring watering
to a very great extent its present political status places were invited . AU wen t merry as a mar-
among the nations of Europe, and no one has r j a g e hell. Th e ball-room was handsomely dec- I lar per barrel in less than two weeks,
one more lor the advancement and develop- orate( j the music and refreshments excellent, , A recent calico ball at Winnsboro, S. C., was
Southern beauty 1 a grand success. The Bocot band from Chester
several beautiful made good music, and there were thirty couples
faces—one especially looked archly sweet from on the floor at times. Winnsboro is a gay little
a cloud of long fair hair floating on her shoul- city,
ders, all wreathed with mountain daisies to cor-
One hundred thousand dollars in specie have
been recovered from the wreck of the Schiller.
Twenty thousand operatives were thrown out
of work by the Oldham, England, cotton mill
Prima donnas promise to become cheaper.
Over three hundred American girls are now
training in Italy for the operatic stage.
The Montgomery Advertiser says a number of
emigrants passed through that city last Satur
day on their way back to Georgia from Texas.
The Savannah Advertiser says that one hun
dred bales of cotton futures, for December de
livery, were sold on Saturday in that city at 13|
The Constitutional Convention of Alabama, it
is thought, will foot up eighty Democrats, ten
Radicals, and nine Independents.
Telegrams state the Democratic majority at
the gubernatorial election in Kentucky at 45,000.
The call for a Constitutional Convention is prob
The Supreme Court of North Carolina has de-
dided that property conveyed by a woman to
another party just before marriage is fraudulent,
and may be recovered.
The Baltimore American of Friday says the
wholesale price in that city for the best family
flour is $9.25 per barrel—an advance of one dol-
Wales, on the occasion of his visit to this coun- dined heartily and drank freely, and, by
trv some veare aco J est ' aneudote and son g> offered plentiful mern-
Our engraving represents him in his regalia ment to the more civilized part of the company
as the Royal Grand Master of the United Grand As the liqour operated, his familiarity increased
Lodge of England, into which office he was in- aad strengthened From Mr. Scott he advanced
stalled on the twent v-eighth of October last. It * • bherra, and thence to Scott. W alter, and
was an event of great interest to the whole Ma- ‘Wattle; until at supper he fairly convulsed the
sonic world, as more than half a century had whole party by addressing Mrs. Scott as ‘Char-
elapsed since the installation of the Duke of lotte -
Essex, the last Royal Grand Master of the realm
of England. _
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PEASANT POETS OF SCOTLAND.
the intellectual world—and by no means con
temptible—by the indefatigable perseverance
and exertionS of Peter the Great. He was the
first to employ any regular system; he first
sowed the intellectual seed. But Elizabeth care
fully nurtured and cultivated the then germi
nating plant, and brought Russian literature to
an advanced stage unknown before in the annals
of Russian history. In fact, she greatly encour
aged their intellectual pleasures, and denied no
facility whatever for exercising their talents.
She was the founder of two distinguished uni-
The wheel of fortune proved very sudden in
its revolutions to the poet, for at one time he
was the owner of two large farms, and at an
other was emploved as a shepherd. . . . — , , , Zl
It was not until 1813 that Hogg became noted versifies, one at Petersburg and the other at
,„ow wkn hp nnhlishpd “Thp Queen's Moscow, and also decreed a new code of law
called by her name.
As regards her real character, she was indeed
as an author, when he published “The Queen’s
Wake,” which established his fame. He after
wards wrote “Queen Hynde,” “The Pilgrims of
the Sun," and other poetical works; also many
tales and novels. We can scarcely find a more
striking example of the elevating power of intel
lect than James Hogg. There are not many
heights which genius cannot level, and we see
in the uncouth herdsman a poet and the admired
of poets. Sir Walter Scott, the poet Robert
was uzeu Hum stuuui ““v „„.i voluptuous ana intemperate manner m wmcn
and hired out to watch cattle. For the work ot . c PO tt’ s hinaranher has beanti ske s P ent the last few years of her ilustrious
six months, he received as remuneration, a pair attached^nends Scott s biographer has beauti- F y
• — • - fullv expressed the sentiments which the “Great is?.. ...... ., ,, .
Unknown” entertained for the lowlv peasant. Elizabeth died on the throne in the year 1762
“His heart was pure, his enthusiasm buovant as “ a character of goodness indolence and
that of a happv child; and as well as Scott knew voluptuousness, and extremely admired for her
that reflection, sagacitv. wit and wisdom were g*»t personal attractions She was never mar-
scattered abundantlv among the humblest ran- «ed but, as she frequently owned to her confa-
gers of these pastoral solitudes, there was here a da ?tes, never happy but when m love. She was
depth and a brightness that filled him with won- 80 tende / , of heart that she made a vow to inflict
- r -no capital punishment during her reign, shed
In Ettrick's romantic vale, James Hogg was
born on January 25, 1772. We have in the Et
trick shepherd a wonderful creation of nature.
Owing to his father's pecuniary misfortunes, he
was taken from school when only six years old.
of shoes and a ewe lamb. Very poor, quaint
wages these were, yet no doubt the ltttle cow
herd stepped as proudly as a prince in his self-
earned shoes, and who knows what a wealth of
love and petting he bestowed upon that lamb ?
After this, he went only three months to school,
and at the age of eighteen, the future poet was
not able to read. He borrowed.“ The Life and
a strange mixture. She was alternately loved
and despised. The world was fascinated by her
fine personal attractions, her strong mental ca
pacities, her many manifestations of benevo
lence, and by her great desire and efforts to pro
mote the interest and advance the civilization of
her kingdom, and yet offended at the indolent,
voluptuous and intemperate manner in which
respond with the charming simplicity of the
white muslin and pearls she wore. The toilettes
of the ladies were in excellent taste, but I ob
served nothing very new in style or trimming—
no novelty to which your clever Atlanta modistes
are not au fait.
One slight inconsistency of the ladies attracted
my attention. They positively refused to waltz
with the gentlemen, though they will galop at a
tremendous rate. Because of this, we “lookers
on in Vienna ” missed the amusement of seeing
the German danced. They dance the Cuban
here, by way of variety, in very pretty style.
We have all kinds of occupations to fill up
the long summer day—reading, letter-writing,
sketching, crocheting, dominoes, chess and
whist; and when these grow wearisome, we try
Adventures of Sir William Wallace,” and “The d er_- combined with a quaintness of humor and
Gentle Shepherd,”by Allan Ramsay, from which
he taught himself to read.
A negro meeting was held at Indianapolis,
Indiana, a few evenings ago, to protest against
the continuance of the laws of Indiana prohib
iting the intermarriage of the white and black
The New York Sun says its latest advices from
Ohio, and from Republican as well as Demo
cratic sources, are that Allen will probably be
elected Governor by about 25,000 to 30,000 ma
It is estimated that in fourteen counties of
Indiana, the damage by floods will reach the
enormous aggregate of 812,000,000. The loss in
the Terra Haute Congressional District is stated
The Indiana courts hold that the fact of a
- . girl’s being engaged to several gentlemen at once
a little harmless gossip and lounging at the win- j does not bar her from the privilege of suing each
dows to watch the trains come thundering in 0 ne in succession for breach of promise. This
with their long line of passenger faces, among opens up a new industry,
which we often get a recognizing smile and nu. nu • e nu ■ . • . , „ •
glance from a famfliar countenance. 8 I T , he Chalr f ° f Ckem , lst ^ m Munich University,
Sometimes we have a novel incident to vary made va< ; ant b J the deatb of ® aron Eiebig has,
the monotony, as for instance to-dav a hundred 1 afte f r Prolonged negotiations, been accepted by
excursionists from Lvnchburg, just‘arrived with ! Prof ’ Bae ? er ’ of Strasburg, one of the most emi-
flying banners and bands discussing gay music,
are making it quite a gala time at the hotel. The
brass band is now playing its liveliest upon the
broad piazza, and preparations are made in the
ball-room for a merry dance.
There were never so many people scattered
among the mountains of Virginia as at present.
nent chemists of the times.
The Columbus Enquirer says that on Friday
last $2,000 in gold and silver were stolen from a
trunk in the residence of Major W. S. Stroud,
who lives in Russell county, Alabama, some
eight miles and a half from Columbus.
The Fulton County Sunday Schoool Associa-
When twenty years old, Hogg entered the ser
vice of Mr. James Laidlaw. of Blackhouse Farm,
as shepherd, who, observing the young man’s
keen thirst for knowledge, gave him access to crert tj ve genius has been acknowledged superior,
his library. His first attempt at unting was not j ftst vears wexe spent at Altrive. on the Yar- 1
made until he had reached the age of twenty-six. rQW _ w hg re _ a f ter a se vere illness of four weeks,
As smoothly as J he poet s rhyme ^wuld not he died Qn November 21, 1835. aged sixty-five
years. We are told that his last moments were
as free from pain as if he had sweetly “fallen
asleep in his gray plaid on the side of the moor
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a thousand little touches of absurdity, which tears upon the news ot every victory gained by Every town and country place is filled with I tion had its annual celebration recently. It
afforded him more entertainment, as I have often “ er troops, trom tfie reflection tfiat it couia not Southern people. Fourteen new rooms, after j numbers 4,000 scholars with 500 teachers, has
heard him sav, than the best comedy that ever have been gained without bloodshed, and would t jj e vie of cottages, have been added to the ! 5,000 volumes in its library, and 150 conversions
set the pit in a roar.” The Ettrick shepherd ^® ver 8 lve ker consent for the execution ot a hotel here. Most of these are filled by a numer- ! have occurred among its members during the
could never be compared to Burns in tenderness £ loll > however deserving; and yet she con- 0 us family from Richmond. They are twenty- past year.
of heart and refinement of feeling, though his eautifn^woman ^Russia 6 to rec^ve fifty sis number, and twenty-one more , are ex- During the past three years about thirty Eng-
most beautmu woman in nussia. to recieve nm\ pec ted to arrive. Isn t that a patriarchal group ? lUh and Dish rrentlemen have settled in Amelia
strokes of the knout m the open square ol St. Think what a curiosity it must be to see them an — 8
be applied to‘the Ettrick shepherd’s first ride on
the winged Pegasus, for it is said that “he
stripped himself of his coat and vest to the un
He was an enthusiastic lover of music, and
when able to gather up the sum of five shillings, The terrible visitation at Geneva. Switzerland,
he purchased an old fiddle, on which he used to surpasses most of the horrors which have been
plav his favorite tunes. No merry-making was recorded during this, eventful summer. Rain,
complete without the presence of “James, the w ind and flood are bad enough, but when from
She was succeeded in 1762 by her nephew,
Peter the Third, son of her elder sister, Anne.
General Concert of Prayer.
all sitting down at the same table !
I have enjoyed excellent health and spirits
since my arrival here. Really, this sipping sum
mer sweets is delicious pastime, and one doesn’t
care to look forward to the fell reckoning, when
the buttei fly wings must be folded and the every
day life of cares and duties be resumed. It ‘is
like the butterfly becoming a grub once more.
county, Va., on estates which in the aggregate
amount to nearly 10,000 acres. These colonists
have, it is estimated, invested in real and per
sonal property, and otherwise, between $400,000
The fine weather in England has saved the
grain crops just maturing, the upward move
ment in prices has stopped and prices have re
lapsed. In Paris and Marseilles, wheat has
fallen two shillings, though the French crops
will be less than a fair average. A similar
change is noted in Belgium and Germany,
compositor has rendered this j A tornado in the Wabash valley, Indiana, on
I shall be drinking Congress ; the twenty-seventh of last month, is said to have
tainment of the shepherd maidens; and. doubt- was killed by a hail-stone striking him on the the same dates. Then let the Sunday Schools water at Saratoga and pointing my lorgnette at moved a boulder weighing fifteen hundred
less, the honest praise of these poor, ignorant temple, and another had his wrist broken. An of the world meet on those days in prayer to the lions that are said to be more numerous there j pounds. It swept away every house in its track,
peasants proved a sweeter balm than the too- extraordinary number of small birds were killed Almighty God for the conversion of the Sunday than usual. From that crem<- de la creme of fesh- tearing them to flinders, and rending the car-
often “ildcd flatteries of the world in which he p (v the hail: "one person is said to have picked School children of the world. ionable resorts, I shall send you a word of greet- , P ets and clothing they contained into shreds,
^afterward entered. He learned to write by copy- U p five hundred. W. G. Whidby, Pres’t S. S. S. C. ing. Lena. ! Very little could be found of their contents.
I respectfully but earnestly urge the evangel
ical Sunday Schools of Georgia to unite in a
general concert of prayer, for the conversion of Yet I shall be glad to see “Atlanta again, when
the Sunday School children of the State, and an that “horrid dust "the papers execrate is settled
increase of the power of the Sunday School for by September showers and “old Sol" has ceased