thE PROCEEDINGS AT AN AFRICAN
CHURCH IN NEW JERSEY.
, Clock Thai Had Baao Tuiiiimtc.i with
w „„u Not Strike the Witching Hour.
T)l c -t-ir) ot the Prodigal Mon In )tod-
i'ho annual watch meeting of the mcm-
,. r .„f the African Baptist church at
iiiihnetoo. N. J..a year or two ago waa
i many respect* a novel one.
For many years the sable resident* of
be little settlement in the woods near
lurlink'ton have been in the habit of
Mina- a watch meeting on New Year’*
re. These meetings are always well
itendisl by ohl and young, and have
[ten developed a great revival of re
gion in that section.
A year ago the watch meeting waa a
failure because the preacher’s watch
,ppcd at half past II o'clock, and the
. ...... not i1i*mi'i<n><1 until ilm-linl.t
discovered until daylight.
■f., prevent a recurrence of that mistake
it w;n derided last year to have a big
eight day dork, owned by “King" Lewis
Armstrong, who lias long enjoyed the
li. a r of ruling the destinies of Timbttc-
too. repaired in proper shape and taken
t,. the church to mark the passage of
time. This was done, and the dock was
put in the church just back of the pul
pit where every one could see it. And,
keep the dock in lime. Elder Jordan
ml Elder Congo were instructed to
have their watches wound up and set
|.v railroad time to avoid any jsissihility
f.i misl.ike. Tliis they agreed to do.
Promptly at 8 o'clock the services be
rm and the church was filled. “King"
Lewis Armstrong sat in the pulpit with
Paw her Ijuann, and occasionally de-
r, id a few minutes to keeping the stove
•bis yer watch meeting,” said I'reaeh-
r yaann. "will begin wid a liytnn,
l'nie gain' over Jerding by and by.’
i t) all knows de tune; hit's bin sung
>r a good many years—and hit means
is' as much now as hit ever did. And
riu-n you am a singin’ it, hrethering,
an forgit to think what de words
mii. l)e tune alone won’t save yer
Ills, bar nm plenty of good singers
a! ain't got no more Tigion than a
tank. Singin’ am like prayin’. You
i- got lo mean do words you is usin' or
a ain't no g.md.”
The choir, which was stationed just
a*ti «>f the st<#ve ( thereupon raised th©
"»••• After two or throe verses had
• n Min- 1 In- entire congregation began
• r into ihe spirit of the occasion,
va\ii -ih. ir iMwlies to and fro in time
n .t!itiif music and keeping a peculiar
r, < f duiilile time with their feet on
• H- • r. As the Verses were exhausted
!’ r ' a ' b«*r would yell, “Swing de tune
,1!.! .swing her ng’in!” This always
t'l df-ired t fleet. Finally the}’ be-
iinc w.-arv arnl a halt was ordered.
' Ki'.g Armstrong next said a
w Ul 1 *'• i*i which he strongly advised
•••Vi,ung men of Tiinbuctoo to change
i-ir Ways liefer© it was too late.
"bar ain’t no better time ’n now,” he
i'l. “bis present time you orter quit
fernery ways, forsake de exampul of
wicked Herod and get into de ark of
rv. wot am lighted wid electric light
1 full of groceries for de winter. We
ijoi about genin' into another year,
I all "f us orter to make up our mine©
do better. (Jit away from do sins dat
kivered you up, and if you die next
v you will lie comfortabul in Aber-
®' 8 buzz . u *n. What I’me tollin' you is
U '. , Tui,lt . 1,0 «ui*sa work. Ef you
*n believe it look at dat prodigal son
“J <le K'**! book tells us about,
bar was a man dat was mitey well
. He had a good job on his fod-
* rar,n - a boss and wagon to use
■ ii'\i r In* wanted it und no Sunday
* !n do. Hut his heart wasn't sat-
" • . ** thought de old man wasn’t
?! n . lk \ idace right. He 'lowed ho
f ,0 ;' 1 *" a l> letter a wukkin for his*
. de ok* man was behind de times.
r be had ln*en read in’de
’bout men want*
‘•'^.iKvt.ig jolis and imthin’ much to
h’J."* ni * Vh: ‘Hm*hs I’ll quit, ole
• •juinie what’s cornin’ tome, an’
‘ ' ,n - v hick sominer else.’ l)e
‘•‘ti ink him at his word, guv
i.. 1 a,, d flnwed him out. Hut
^‘tt.iakf no money. He jes’ fool
,. ar,u ,IH, rgiges out west and
th* 1 east till he blower! it
i'* come buck on de farm,
1,1 ,ll k pity t>n him, furguv
' . a * a||, l kive him a home
,li * what tie Lord ’ll do for
•*" put it off too long."
l ini*.on the congregation
al|,i ”"♦» there were many I
la.turners’ liench. From !
1 "‘i'iuight there was sing-
•'' 1 until “King" Lewis’
k struck l) instead of Vi.
initiation und the clock
Tli© liullnea* of Men.
Men are queer things. Did you ever
| notice with what contempt they will
say. 'Just like a woman?" I wu in a
box at a theatre the other evening. The
j box was one of those family affairs that
can aoeommoJate several. As my in-
twSl°” y , C -' t ! ,;n<lea to ‘wo of the seats,
wi? °! < ' 1 " 1 " r ' , wcre the ilispiosal of
» hoever ungln stray along. Somewhere
during the second act two men saunt
ered in and took possession of seats di
rectly back of wo. Satisfied with their
dinner, and particularly so with them-
selves, they were oblivious of the play—
or any other occupants of the box. They
discussed the dinner they had just left,
and the guests. After a wholesale re
new of the affair they settled down to
th© discussion oi one particular woman
u bright, social star noted for her pow
ers of entertaining.
One of them said: "She is a dem edlv
pretty woman, you know, and knows
how to dress. It was lucky for me 1
could answer till of those questions. Of
course it gave me an opportunity to ex
plain some matters that would have
been in"wor taste to have done volun
tarily, but, by Jove, what a string of
questions. \\ oil, it is just like a woman.''
Now, isn't that just like a man? With
out any doubt that man was having a
stupid time until that bright little wom
an gave him tin opportunity to talk upon
some subject that lie knew something
alxmt. She probably knew much more
about tile subject than lie did. hut in
stead of establishing a reputation for
herself she asked adroit questions that
brought to light a latent brilliancy in
the man that in his conceit lie had never
discolored. And instead of appreciating
her efforts ns entertaining, ho recognized
only that questions were "just like a
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Late Pastor Bloomingdale Beformed Church.
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"The telephone might be put to a hu
mane use." said a New York doctor the
other duy to a reporter, “if the proper
authorities could Imi induced to sjieud
the money on it. A cable laid to the in
fectious disease hospitals on North
Brother and Swinburne Islands would
prove of inestimable comfort to those
unhappy people who are detained there
from time to time, and also to their
friends, who are not allowed to visit
them. Tile fees for using the ‘phones'
would pay good interest on the outlay,
one would think, and tlio possibility of
maintaining communication with one's
friends without fear of infection would
rob confinement on the islands of a large
part of its terrors.
"How comforting it would lie for the
wife whose husband had IK-eu taken
from her, ami whoso mind is filled with
vnguo fears for iiis safety, drawn from
newspaper stories of hospital abuses, to
hear his own voice from time to time as
suring her of his welfare and 1io]h.-s of
speedy recovery. She would not believe
a letter or a telegram or a message, but
his own well known voice no one could
counterfeit successfully enough to de
ceive her. And slio could whisper him
assurances of love and sympathy which
she would not, and pcrhn|>s could not,
writo to him. This may sound too sent!-
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to sentiment, und it often cures cases
that drugs will not touch.”—Now York
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A Tree That Owns Properly.
There is a treo at Athens. Ua., which
is a property holder. In tho early part
of the century the land on which it
stands waa owned by Col. W. H. Jack-
son. who took great delight in watching
its growth and in enjoying its shade. In
his old age tho treo Imd reached magnifi
cent proportions and the thought of its
being destroyed by those who would
come after him was so repugnant that
he recorded u deed, of which the follow
ing i» part: "1. W. II, Jackson, of tho
county of Clurke, of tho one part, and
tho oak tree (giving location), of the
county of Clarke, of tho other part: Wit-
nesseth. that tliesuid W. II. Jackson, for
and in consideration of tho great affection
which lie la-ars said tree, and his desire
■ to see it protected, lias convoyed and by
| these presents do convey unto the said
oak tree entire |Hissession of itself and of
, all laud within eight feet of it on all
The Americus Construction Company,
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Prompt Attention to nil Or-clerN.
--* 1 .,
; v j. *“> iliffen»m*e whut
Ib’.h!' T I'"’* 4 at banH JlU( l
c \ ' ' , * ,,, *‘* Fact is, 1 bleeve
,.“7 I'ord (varrifion,
Hi .i n ' '‘v'' ' ' 11 Je striking
v • ' 1 • k anyhow."
l ' I:.'....’' !’* - b * v licensed, and
' in:toroft-r tin* matter
• v. ;i ’; Jordan and Congo.
-, r u.u, 1 ^ 1 lv> ° m »nuU*H diftcrenco
k i, v » H> H compnmiise wf»a
j ^‘tting his watch a
M |: * i' 1 h. , n, JW both watches
•'* i"i.- u. I M,r !*• lbe Poacher
r ' I * l * n born » the wor-
i’.inv .... KiU X on«l tilt* new
i • " «»ii its way.—N(. w York
An Honest l.strjrr.
Hon. William L. Marcy was one mom
] ing talking with u friend when he re-
ceived 11 letter, saying in Bubstauco:
“luclosetl find our check on n New
York bank for $1,0C0, which we send
you ns a retainer in a suit, the particu
lars of which we will writo you in a few
“What slnill I do?" asked Mr. Marcy
of his friend
“Put it in your picket and wait for
business," was tho answer.
“No. sir,” said tho upright lawyer,
“it’s a bribe."
He themq>on inclosed the check in an
cnvekqx* together with a note, telling
his correspondent that after he had
learned the character of the suit he
would accept the retainer, if the case
proved one which he could undertake
The letter was sent by return mail.—
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J your evolving
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two sisters were daughters of the late
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Ho married in ISIS the widow of Ed
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evt Frances, who became the second
wife of Sir Harry Verney, Bart., and
the famous and admirable Florence, who
nobly undertook the conduct of the war
hospitals at Scntari and iti tlio Crimen
from 1851 to 1856.—London Letter.
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'Well,” said th© young lawyer, *‘I
old take or.t a writ nf attachment. w —
would take or,t a writ of attachment
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for a few day* the following 'entruhie property cloae in at a bargain:
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comparatively new bouse wl’b cook rooru and bath house attached, nice oat bouse and
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705 Jackson St..
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