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For the Fence or ovr Fathers.
Agricultural Editor Tim Sun t
I avail myself of the privilege offer
ed by you, t say n few words on the
subject of “ Fence, or No Fence.”
Those of us who arc opposed to any
change in our present status have kept
silent on the subject, for the reason that
we have been busily engaged on our
farms, while some few, who are neither
farmers, land or stock owners, with the
exception of a horse and a dog (“ D.
and No Fence ”), having nothing else
to do, are discussing the subject through
your columns. Now, I think the time
has come when those who will be either
gainers or losers by the change should
speak; so that people at a distance
should not be deceived as to our opin
ions and feelings on the subject. It
always has been a little strange to me,
that whenever anew question arises
that those least affected by it take the
most interest in it and pretend to know
more al>out it than those whose inter
ests will be most affected by it. Now.
sir, I ask the question : if you wanted
a house built, would you go to a tailor
to get it done ? or, if you wanted a
doctor, would you go after a tinker ?
I think you would not. Then, if you
want information in regard to farming 1
or stock-raising, do you go to a brick
mason or well-digger to get it ?—cer
tainly not. Now, sir, those writing in
favor of no fence (“ D. anil No Fence 1 ')
are about as familiar with farming as a
tinker is of doctoring; yet they are
the greatest advocates of the no fence
law. They are neither interested in or
acquainted with it, neither will the
change affect them. They will be nei
ther gainers or losers by it, yet they
profess to be Solomons on the subject:
they profess to have all the knowledge
of farming, stock-raising &e„ while
they say the farmer knows nothing
about it—that he is ignorant of his
own interest, while they, the no fence
men, and especially “ D. and no fence,”
have never seen its effects and know
npthing of the operation, or conven
ience or inconvenience of the change.
Nor have they given any attention to
but one side of the subject, and that
the side of their choice; neither do
they want to. They never have been
in South Carolina to inform themselves,
nor will they go, so that they can give
an impartial judgment. Now, sir, I
know of some men of Hart County,
and farmers at that, who have visited
South Carolina to see for themselves,
and their report is that everything looks
like death and desolation, and they are
opposed to the law to the bitter end.
The law may suit South Carolina, if so
let them have it. I have nothing
against her nor her people; they are
brave, generous and kind, and amongst
them I number some of mv best friends
—not an enemy. But that is no rea
son for us to follow Iheir example.
That which may save the life of one
man might under other circumstances
kill another. Now, those who advo
cate the law give no reason for its adop
tion but mere assertion, hearsay and
opinion—neither of which is proof or
evidence of fact. No court will allow
a witness to give as evidence what he
has heard from others, or believes, hut
simply what he has seen and knows of
himself. Now, gentlemen of the No
Fence, tell us what you know, and how
yon know it, and if you saw it; not that
which you got from hearsay or opinions
of others; but get on the stand and
tell what you know by experience, hav
ing seen it with your own eyes, or hav
ing done it with your own hands.
Then we will attempt to answer you.
No man is compelled to prove his in
nocence until he is proved guilty.
Therefore you have no right to demand
of us our objections to a thing which
you have not proved to exist. Give us
facts and figures, and show to us that
the change you advocate is a necessity,
then we will submit or give 30U our rea
sons why we do not. Now, gentlemen,
the proposed change will not be as lit
tle an affair as some imagine (it looks
like many other things, pretty in print,
but when tried found to be very differ
ent), but one, if found to be wrong, will
take years to right, and one that will
incur great loss to the farmer, the only
one directly interested ; while “ I). and
No Fence” will not be affected by the
change, having nothing to gain or lose,
nor will be inconvenienced by it.
Therefore, my advice to the farmer is
to look well before you leap, and know
for a certainty whose advice you take ;
for if you fail, great will be the fall.
• Old Fogy.
A Good Wife.
In the eighty-fourth year of his age,
Dr, Calvin Chapin wrote of his wife as
u My domestic enjoyments have been,
perhaps, as near perfection as the human
condition permits. She made ray home
the pleasantest spot to me on earth. And
now that she is gone, my worldly loss is
How many poor fellows would be sav
ed from suicide, from the penitentiary
and the gallows every year, had they
been blessed with such a wife, “She
made my home tiie pleasantest spot to
me on earth.’* What a grand tribute to
that woman's love, and piety, and com
mon sense 1
There was only one man who was not
spoiled by being lionized. His name
The Hartwell Sun.
By BENSON & McGILL.
VOL. Ill —NO. 40.
THE Fl .XKY S.H\U BOY-
H. C. DODGE.
The room it was hot.
And the room it was school;
So the schoolmaster got
Fast asleep on his stool.
While the scholars were having a frolic.
Bereft of all reason and rule.
When a ball, badly aimed.
Struck the schoolmaster's noae,
Which was lone and quite famed
For its terrible blows;
Then he scowled on those innocent acholars.
In a way he could scowl when he chose.
•* Come hither, my child.
Thou art writing I see ;”
And the schoolmaster smiled,
*• Come now right on my knee ;
The up-strokes, you see. are made lightly.
The down-strokes are heavy and free!”
While the small boy was tanned,
Came his laughter—a roar,
And the teacher. s bland.
Was so vexed and he swore;
For the way that awful boy giggled.
Was something unheard of before.
The teacher was heat
And deprived of his wind,
So he stood on his feet.
That small boy. who just grinned.
And who shook with a mirth that was jolly.
And felt of his back which was skinned.
“Now tell me. my son,
Ete this rod 1 employ
Once again for thy fun.
Why this wonderful joy ?”
“ Such a joke," cried the lad. wild with
“ You're whipping—ha !ha !—the wrong
’Tis not for man to trifle; life is brief,
And sin is here ;
Our age is but the falling of a leaf—
A dropping tear.
Not many lives, out only one have we—
One, only one;
How sacred should that one life be—
That narrow span.”
She told His Fortune.
Detroit Free Prest.
“ This is the station, is it !” he ask
ed, as they opened the door of cell No.
5 at the Central and waved him in.
“ Then I'm the same as iu jail, am
** Yon are.”
“ All right ! This is the last gol
darned time I’ll believe anybody under
oath ! So go ahead with vour old bas
He was a young man of 24, wearing
ing his overalls in his boot-legs, and
before coming to town he had broken
off a twig from a peach tree and placed
the blossoms behind his hat band and
over his left ear.
“ Hast thou been deceived ?” in
quired our reporter, as the officer got
through locking the cell door.
“ Hast I ? Well, you'd better bet I
hast I! I’m a reg'lar eight rail fence
blown flat by a tornado! I'm going to
commit the suicide when I get out o'
this, I am !”
A chew of tobacco and a few kind
words opened his heart, and he ex
“ You see, I lost my dog in town the
other day, and I came in this mornings
to find him. Dad, the darned old bass
wood, told me to call on a fortune-teller
and find out who stole Tige, and I was
fool enough to do it—f-o-o-1 enough to
do it! I called on a woman back up
here about a mile, gin her two dollars,
and says I, Where’s Tige ? He’s up
here in a Dutchman’s yard, says she.
Did he steal him? says I. He did, says
she. Then I'll bust his head, says I.
You will marry rich, have lots of hap
piness, live to be a hundred years old
and go to Heaven when you die, says
she, and she stopped rolling her eyes
and hawked on to them twodollars like
a turkey on a ’tater-bng.”
And you found Tige ?”
“ You hold on ! I found the Dutch
man, and says I, Where's my dog ? I
don’t know, says he. You're a liar,
says I, and with that we had it which
and t'other, and he had just flung me
out doors when the constable came
along and nailed me.”
“ Well ?”
“ Well, I’m in a nice fix, lam ! Tige
gone, two dollars gone, me in the jug
and dad planting corn with a blind ej’e
and a lame back ! We're a nice fami
ly, take us all in a heap, and you go
out and bet ten to one we are 1 No,
you can’t help me any, ’less you want
to leave me a lead pencil. I feel like
composing a poem on a fool, and I'll
write it on the wall here. Good-bye,
Mister —come back in an hour and I'll
have a poem done and be in mv grave,
rnebbe, tor I can't bear up under more’n
a wagon load of woe.
A Capital Illustration.
A darkey in Louisiana was recently
discussing the question of negro equal
ity, to which he is bitterly opposed. He
said: , ,
“My friends God a roity made ue
white man white. He made de black
man black ; nobody can’t make em nuf
fin else. You know de turkey he roost
on de fence, and de goose he roost on de
ground. You pull a turkey off a fence,
and he gets up agaiu. You crop his
wings, byt somehow or nudder, he is a
gwine to get back on de fence. Now,
! von put de goose on de fence and he fall
HARTWELL, GA., WEDNESDAY JUNE 4. 1879.
off, he don’t b'long dar. Now dat’s
white mau and niggah; white mnu
roost on de fence, niggah on de ground.”
Douglass’ Speech—Sound Sense.
Marshal Douglass recently delivered
a speech in Stnuuton, Vn. in which he
gives his race some good advice, and ad
dressed some wholesome remarks to the
The lecture was largely attended hy
the most cultivated white people of the
place, who warmly congratulated the
speaker upon the conclusion of his lec
ture on “ Self-made Men,” which occu
pied over two hours. He advised his
colored brethren not to trust to Provi
dence and prayer, but to go to work
honestly, systematically, and conscien
tiously. He himself had prayed for
three long years that freedom might
come to him, but it never came until
prayers got down into his legs and car
ried him nwav. He believed in helping
no man who was aide to help himself,
and advised the colored people to be dili
gent, industrious, economical, clean in
their persons and honest in their deal
ings, and to stay where they are. He
deprecated the exodus from tne South,
saying that the warm climate was the
best for them, and that one of the most
unfortunute predicaments that can he
imagined is ‘‘a negro in a snow hank.”
It don’t look right, “colors don’t blend
harmoniously,” “stay whore you are,”
said (he lecturer, “and so conduct your
self that men will he bound to respect
you —work with head and hands—seek
to acquire knowledge as well as proper
ty, and in time you may have the honor
of going to Congress, for if the negro
can stand Congress, Congress ought to be
able to stand the negro.”
Addressing himself to the white peo
ple present, Marshal Douglass said :
“ These negroes are among you and
will remain with you. You need not
expect them to die out like the Indians.
They are too fond of civilizing influence
for that. An Indian is contented with
a blanket, and while a negro’s ambition
is a swallow-tailed coat; the Indians
don’t like churches and steeples, while
the negro thinks the higher the steeple
the nearer heaven. They are essential
ly imitative, and if by their efforts they
seek u> raise itiemselves rrom poverty
and attain to excellence of good citizen
ship, give them a chance. Sell them
lands, and let them be honest, industri
ous and systematic, and you will your
selves reap the reward, for 011 the trade
winds of eternal justice there will come
to this laud a peace and prosperity it has
never known before.”
A Blander and its Reward.
During his first visit to Paris, M. La
salle, a distinguished German, presented
himself at the house of a well-known
lady, to whom he sent letters of intro
duction in advance. When the servant
opened the door and received his card
she conducted him to the lioudior and
-told him to be seated, saying: “ Madame
will come immediately.”
Presently the lady entered. She was
in dishabille and her feel were bare,
covered only with loose slippers. She
bowed to him carelessly, and said :
“ Ah, there you are ; good morning.”
She threw herself on the sofa, let fall
a slipper, and reached out toLasalleher
very pretty foot.
Lis die was naturally completely as
tounded, but he remembered that at his
home in Germany it was the custom
sometimes to kiss a lady’s hand, and he
supposed it was the Paris mode to kiss
her foot. Therefore he did not hesitate
to imprint a kiss upon the fascinating
foot so near him, but he could not avoid
saying, “ I thank you, madame, for this
new method of making a lady’s acqitain-
tanee. It is much better and certainly
more generous than kissing the hand.
The lady jumped up, highly indig
nant. “ Who are you sir, and what do
He gave his name,
“ You are uot, then, a corn doctor?”
“ I am charmed to say, madame, that
I am not.”
“ But you scut me the corn doctor’s
It was true. Lasalle in the morn
ing had picked up the card of a corn
doctor from his bureau and put it in his
|KX-ket. This without glancing at he
had given to the servant, who had taken
it to her mistress. There was nothing
to do hut laugh over the joke,
I saw Dr. Mary Walker to-day. She
was attired, so far as I could see. just
like any other man. A nicely fitting
black cloth frock coat of a strictly mas
culine pattern made up the outer wo
man. His hat was of brown straw,
and she had on a standing collar and
black cravat. Iler shirt front (I sup
pose it was a shirt) was pleated and
neat, and snowy. I don’t think upon
reflection that he could have had on a
corset. Didn't look so at any rate.
She carried a cane in one hand and a
parasol in the other. His coat came
down below her knees, and its hair was
cut so as to just about hide his coat
collar. She exerted a good deal of at
tention as he always does, I am in-
Devoted to Hart County.
George MV. Williams.
Her J. B. Martin in Springfield ICepulUcan.
When George W. Williams, the
Charleston millionaire, was a young man,
he became a partner in a wholesale
grocery house iu Augusta, Ga. The
sale of liquors was a leading featureaud
principal part of the business carried on
by the firm. The tiling went on until
the death of a man was traced to a bar
rel of whisky that had gone out from
that establishment. Being well ground
ed in the principles of religion and tem
perance, Williams was shocked and dis
tressed hy the sad event, and determin
ed to free himself from further complic
ity iu the destruction of human life hy
tucano'of the liquor traffic. He put his
foot down on that branch of their busi
ness. and declared that no more liquor
should be sold by the firm of which lie
was a member. Friends remonstrated,
alleging that the house chiefly made its
money through the sale of liquors, and
that if this traffic were discontinued the
concern would break. Williams stood
firm, the sale of liquors was abandoned,
but the business of the house, instead of
Williams afterwards removed to
Charleston, and has been steadily pros
perous, until he ranks among the rich
est men of the South. Was not Wil
liams right? If so, does not the anal
ogy between fire-w ater aud fire arms fur
nish ground for inferring that a similar
moral obligation binds the manufacturer
and seller of pistols to abstain from mak
ing and vending them? If the death
of a human being can be traced to a
pistol that went out from a certain man
ufactory or place of merchandise, ought
nos the party that made or sold the wea
pofi to feel that he had a share in the
act of destroying the life of that person,
that his soul is burdened with the guilt
of comolicitv iu the deed, and that he
ought to retrain from participation in
such crimes in the future?
A Great Cause of Depression.
lii view of the unhappy condition of
affairs in Great Britain a national cau
cus was held to investigate the same
with respect to discovering its prime
The result of this investigation will
he of equal interest to America as to
the United Kingdom ; for our habits, as
our language, are alike, and the same
social mistakes of life are common to
each and both nations. After careful
inquiry and search, the positive fact was
ascertained that a useless luxurious con
dition was the active agent that tripped
up the heels of industry, and alcohol
was the same.
It was found to be an astounding fact
that during the past four years the
amount of money expended in Great
Britain for intoxicating drink amounted
to no less than two billion seven hundred
and seventy-eight million one hundred
and sixty thousand dollars. 'I bis is but
forty millions less than the sum total of
the foreign trade of the country. In
1830 there were hut 50,000 public houses
in England ; to-day there are 200,000 —
an evidence of the enterprise of the day.
If the amouutof money foolishly ex
pended in intoxicating drinks was dc
ployed in regular liue of trade, it would
vastly increase business, aud send a
flowing current through the now sluggish
and stagnant ponds of trade.
Luxury in its best shape is bad; in
its worst, as in this, destructive, demor
alizing and to he abominated.
Few men who habitually drink will
deny that their bar expenses are largely
in excess of the entire cost of supporting
a family. And, cui bono? Except
false stimulus, that reacts in inattention
to business, chronic dyspepsia and con
tinued ill healtii.
formed, but took it very quietly and
behaved very proparly. Ho was clean
shaved, by nature, and won* a pair of
clflhe fitting black kid gloves. She
was talking with one or two other wo
men. and I must confess that her sober
attire compared very favorably in the
eye of (mprejudicini reason, with their
flounces and feathers and furbelows and
ribbons.— C. McK. in News A- Courier.
We are not total abstinence nor puri
tanical, but it is the business of all men,
and the office of all sensible people, to
decry useless and injurious excess. And
certainly none in the records of folly ex
ceeds the absurd and injurious use of in
A Texas Horse Trader.
There is some humor in Texas. The
other day a man brought out a forlorn,
spavined-looking steed, and addressed
the spectators thus:
“ Fellow-citizens, this is the famous
horse Dandy Jack. Look at him. He’s
perfect. If he were sent to the horse
maker nothing could be done for him.
What shall 1 have for the matchless
“ What will you take for him?” yelled
“ Two hundred dollars.”
“ Give you $5.”
“Take him. I never let $195 stand
between me and no horse trade.”
$1.50 Per Annum.
WHOLE NO. 144.
Detroit Fret I'rett
The other day a muscular young fel
low, having an odor of the stables
about, him, entered a Detroit photogra
pher’s establishment and explained that
lie would like to have about one photo
graph taken, hut on learning the price
lie concluded to invest In a tin-type.
After taking his scat in the chair, he
shut np one eye. drew his mouth round
one side, stuck up his nose aud patient
ly waited for the operator, whose as
tonishment caused him to exclaim :
“ Good gracious ! but you don’ want
Ito look that way to get a picture. No
body will know you from Sitting Bull.”
“ You go ahead,” was the reply.
“ Do you want me to take such a phiz
as that !*”
I ” I do.”
The artist took it. It heat Sol Smith
Russell all to pieces, and was highly
satisfactory to the sitter, who paid for
I it and said :
“ You see, I hail a sort of object in
this. Came licre from Allegan County
six months ago—engaged to a gal out
, there—found a gal here I like better—
got to sever old ties-—see f”
“ But what has that picture got (o do
with old ties ?” asked the art ist.
“ Lots—heaps ! I’ve writ to her that
I was Mode up here on a boat and dis
figgered for life. She’s awful proud.
When she gits this and sees how that
explosion wrecked me. she ll hunt an
other lover quicker’n wink—see ? How
do you like the plot ? Just gaze on
this picture once and then tell me that
Mary Ann won’t send back m3’ love
letters by first train I”
He posted the picture. The letter
was brief, but explained all. It said :
“ My Ewer Dear Gurl—l inclozo my
pickture that you may see how offul
bad I was hurt, tho* I know you will
luv me just the same.”
“ Pwer see that game worked afore ?”
he asked of the artist as he licked the
stamp on the letter.
“ No—never did.”
’Course you never did. It's mine.
It struck me the other day while I was
greasin’ a wagon, and I think it’s boss.
Blode up—see ? Disfiggered for life
—see ? Picture right here to prove it,
.•a •” ••
last concluded to yield to her parents
wishes and marry a 3'oung man out
there who owns eleven steers, a hun
dred sheep and an eighty-acre lot.
New York Sim on Hill aud Stephens.
A Washington correspondent of a
Republican journal thinks he has put
Senator Benjamin Hill of Georgia in a
bad light, by showing that he was an
early and zealouss secessionist.
We differ entirely with this writer.
His view of the subject is wrong.
We think Mr. Hill has placed him
self in a most odious position by pre
tending that while, lie fought for the
Confederacy he was at, heart always a
Union man. We despise a man who will
fight against his own convictions. He
might bravely die a martyr to his po
litical faith; but to t ake up arms on
the other side is detestable. The truth
is, this Washington correspondent, by’
proving that Mr. Hill was at heart a
rebel, puts Mr. Hill in a better attitude
than his own professions of Unionism
had left him.
So of Alexander If. Stephens. For
him we have always felt a supreme con
tempt, because while he matte loud pro
fessions of being a Union man he could
accept the Vice-Presidency of the
Southern Confederacy'. Sucli a two
sided, double-dealing, shallow, hollow
hearted mail deserves only to be de
spised. We would rather nestle dofcn
—for we should feel ourselves in com
parative security—with a thousand hot
blooded, red-handed downright rebels,
than witti one lizzard like Alexander
Stephens, And even if we were far
less secure, we should expect to be shot
in the front instead of receiving a stab
under the fifth rib, preceded by the
words, Art thou in health, my Brother ?
Wouldn’t You I
Mr. Bacon, of Edgefield, S. C., the
hero of the “Georgia Scenes,” under
the name of “Ned Brace,” was courting
a lady in Georgia or South Carol ma.
She had refused him frequently, and he
as often repeated his suit. Atone inter
view she became exceedingly annoyed
at his importunity, and told him that
she could not marry him; that their
tastes, opinions, likes and dislikes were
totally different; “in fact,” she said,
“ Mr. Bacon, I don't think there is one
subject on earth upon which we agree.”
“ I assure you, madam, that you are
mistaken, and I can prove it.”
“If you mention one thing about
which we agree, I will marry you.”
“ Well,” said Mr. Bacon, “I will do
it. Sup [wise, now, you and I were trav
eling together; wcarrive at a hotel, and
there are only two beds vacant; in one
there is a man, and in theothera woman,
which bed would you select to sleep in?”
She arose indignantly, and replied :
“ With the woman, of course, sir.”
“So would I," earnestly replied Mr.
Advice to a Voting Lady l® B*e £h*lr.
Deer Misd—>ThiS‘ fa Ar Important
epock in your life. The Ist thing to
make a good qnire slrtger H try a
little. * w
Pat your hair in kirl papers every
Friday night soze to have it In good
shape Smid 113’ nrornhrcf. If your dad
is rich you can buy some store hnfr.
If he is very rich buy some more A
build it high np Into your head ; then
git a high-priced lionnit that runs tip
very high at the high part of it. Thljt
will help yon to sing high, as soprau#
is the highest part.
When the tone is give out don’t pay
attention to it, but ask the nearest,
young man what it is, and then giggle.
Giggle a good eel.
Whisper to the girl next to yon that
Fm. Jones, which sits on the 8d seet
from the front from the left hand side,
has her bunnit trimmed with the same
color exact she had last year, and then
pnt np your hook to your face A giggl*.
Object to every tune nnles the*e is a
solow into it for the soprano. Coff and
hem a good deel before you begin to
When yon sing a solow shake year
head like you was trying to shake the
artillsliels off your bunnit, aud when
yon cum to a high tone brace yourself
back a little, twist your head to on
side and open vour month the widest
on that side, shut the eye on tlio same
side jest n triphcl, and then put in for
When the preacher gets under hed
way with his preach in write a note on
to the blank leaf into the fourth part
of your note book. That’s what the,
blank leaf was made for. Git some
body to pass tho note to somebody else,
and you catch them when they r**d it
and then giggle.
If ennybodv talks or laffs inthccoti
gregasliun, and the preacher takes noti*
of it, that's a good time to giggle, and
you ought to giggle a great deel. Tho
preacher darsent say anything to you
lickaus you are in the quire, and ho can
run the meeting-house to both ends
with the quire. If you had abo before
3’ou went into the quire give him the
mitten—you ought to have sumbody
Don’t forgit to giggle
The Negro Exodus.
Albany (Ga.) Seict.
The following is from Howard Bunts,
Jr., colored, editor of the National
Watchman, a former representative of
Dougherty county in the legislature,
and a prominent loader of his race iu
this section :
“ The time has come when wc must
stand up for our people, or see them
ruined liefore our eyes. It is well known
and thousands are preparing to go West
and North. If wo had been.in Wash
ington holding office, or in some other
good place, we would say go, but be
cause wo have been compelled to suffer
with them we say stay. We do not know
an}’more about Mississippi ami Louisi
ana than that stated in papers, but ac
cording to what they have suffered since
leaving lheHoutli leads us to believe they
need a Gideon and a three hundred
more than they do a Moses. Col. Hook
er, of New York, proposes to send 100,-
000 colored men to New York, 60,000
to Ohio, and 75.000 to Indiana, in order
to carry the Presidential election next
year. We ask our ministers of the gos
pel and leading meu generally if they
will besilent, and let this wholesale mur
der go on? Do you not know it you
seethe enemy coming and fail to warn
the people and they he slain, that their
Mood will be required at your hands?
Do you not know that after the election,
wnethor the President be Republican or
Democratic, that some kind of'.Southern
policy will lead Congress to pass an act
to drive the negro back to the South?
Are wc to be the laughing stock of the
world forever? God forbid.
The Noah's Ark Baptist Church (col
ored) of Louisville, tried one of its
members for profanity the otheT day.
Next to the pastor he was the most
prominent man in the church. One
brother testified that, as he was gwine
on to his work Monday momin’ he
hecred n mouty racket, he did, down
toward Brudder Jimson's. “ An* I says,
says I, fo’ God, whut's dat ? Is de
commnners riz up and broke loose ?
An* I crep’ long up side de fence I did,
and kinder peeped over, an’ bless do
Lawd ef I didn’t see Brudder Jimson
out dar in de garden by hissef a-swarin*
an’ a-perfftnityin’ an' a-rippin' out oafs
as if the very old paudeloninra had
a-holt of him !” Other witnesses gave
in similar testimony. Brother Jimson
then rose and calmly said : “ I would
like to ax if de Lawd didn’t make red
pepper ?” The pastor replied that he
did. “I would like to ax if he didn’t
make it to to be planted in de groan’?”
The pastor said ho did. “ I would like
to ax if lie didn’t make it to come up ?”
The pastor said he did. “ I would like
to ax if he didn't make it so as it will
not come up ef de pusson who plants
it ain’t a-cuss’m’ like blazes when he
puts it in de groun’?” A sigh of relief
fluttered up from the congregation.
The pastor scratched his head, eyed his
big toe, and then inquired : “ An - was
vou a plantin’ of pepper, Brudder Jira-
son?” “I was.” “Well, sir, l re
nounces you not guilty."
Having a home that is all preaching
and no pleasure —all duty and no fun
—is a dull old tread-mill which will
drive the children away sooner or later.
The first white child born in Minne
sota is now 2t> years old.