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Jes't turn de back-log ober, dar—an pull
your stools up niglier,
An' watch dat 'poS:um cook in' in de skillet
by de Are;
Lemme spread my lees out on de bricks to
make my feelin's flow,
An' I'll griu' out a lac' or two, to take befo'
Now, in dese busy wukin' days, dey's
chunked de Scripter fash ions,
An' you needn't look to mirakuls to furnish
you with rations;
Now, when you's wantin' loaves o' bread,
you got to go and fetch 'em,
An' el you's wantin' flashes, you mus' dig
your wums an' ketch 'em ;
For you kin put ii down as sartin dat de time
is long gone bv,
When sassigee an' lateri use to rain fum out
de sky I
~w s • **•
Ef you think abont it keerfully, and put it to
You'll diskiver dat de safes' plan is gin'ully
de lies' ;
Ef jcu stumble on a hornets'-nes 1 an' make
de critters scatter,
You needn't slan' dar like a fool au' argerfy
An' when de yellow fever comes an' setters
'Tis better dun de karauteen to lufHe out of
Dar's hf«p o' dreadful music in the very finest
A ripe au' mellow apple may be rotten in de
De wisis' looking trabler may bt de bigges'
Dar's a lot o' solid kickin' in the humbles'
kiud o' mule:
De pre.iclier ain't de holle9' dat w'urs de
An' dues de luudes' bangiu' on the kiver o'
de Book I
De people pays deir bigges' bills in buyin'
lull an' lau's .
Dey scalier all deir picayunes aroun' de
peanut stan's :
L>e twenties uti' de fifties goes in pay in' orl
deir rents :
But ilebeu an' de organ-griuder gits de
I nebber like de cullud man dat thinks too
much o' eatin'
I at frolics froo de wukiu' days, and snoozes
at de meeling :
D it jiuis de Temp'ancc 'Ciety. and keeps a
An' pulls liia water-uiilion ins'dc middle of
De?e milerteery nigger chaps, with musket in
Perr.idiu' troo de city to de music ob de
Had better drop deir guns, an' go to marchin'
wid dei. hoes
An' git a honest libbin' as dey chop de
Jr de S'ste may put 'em arter while to
driileu' iu de ditches,
Wid inore'n a single stripe a-runnin' 'cross
Well, you think dat doln'nufßn' 'tali is
mighty sol' an' nice,
Bat it buntttd up de renters in de lubly
You see, dey bofo was human bein's, jes' like
me au' you.
Au' dey cuuldu't reggerlale ueirselves wid
not a thing tj do :
Wid plenty wuk beto' 'em, au' a cotton crop
Dey'd neiiber thought o' loafin' 'rouu' an'
cliattiu' wid de snake.'
How Godfrey Horton Chose a
"Godfrey.old boy,"said Henry Clayton,
a* he tilted back in hi* chair and put
bis teet upon me wautel piece, "when is
the wedding to be f"
"Whose wedding J"
"Mies Laura Sowers, or Jeonj, which
is it T"
"I do not know, I am sure."
"Nuw don't be mysterious, Godfrey ;
yon know you are a uioit constant visitor,
and all 'our set' are talking about the
match. Don't pretend you have not
selected one ot the sisters "
"How do you know either of tbeui
will have tue ?"
''Don't be absurd, old boy. You,
young, handsome, talented, aud with a
large fortune, need not be over bashful.
Come, be frank—which ia the favorite
"Well, frankly, then, Henry, I cannot
tell you. I have visited the family for
several months, BB you know, but 1
cannot dloido. Laura is certainly the
hai.dsomeat, with ber flashing blaok
eyes and queenly manner, but Jennie
seems, although the youngest, to be the
nioH womanly and useful of the two.
Yet I cannot He tare of that My
entrance i« the signal for cordisl welcome
and smiles ; and, let me enter at what
hour 1 will, they are always well dressed
and apparently disengaged. To be
sure, I always, in the mornings, have
to wait some time before Laura ia
"Pup in unexpectedly and notiea the
"How oan If A card at the door will
pot any lady on ber guard, or evan the
notice of a gentleman visitor."
"Go there in disguise—as a
washer-a oman, for iostsnce."
"Good I I will!"
"Will you go there as a washerwoman '/"
"Not axactly; but I will obtiin
admittance to a morning's privacy."
' Well, let me know the result."
Laura and Jeuny Somers were the
only children of a widower, who,
although in mt derate oircumslaiiocs,
moved in every fashionable society. At
the period of my short sketch bo was
about to supply the lamented Mis.
Souiers' place, after nearly ten years'
mourning, and although a kiud,
ludulgcnt parent, had no objection to his
daughters' morriage, aud, iudeed, bad
told them so. Laura, whose high spirit
resented the probable supremacy of a
. stepmother/ bad already selrtOtu'i
Godirey ilortou as her future husband ;
aud Jeuoy, who was younger and geutiur
in spirit, tried to conquer a carefully
concealed preference tor the same
person. All bis stieutions were ascribed
by ier to a brotherly regard, though
every act ot kiuduess or courtesy touched
ber very heart It was the morning
alter a large bull, and the sisters were
in the breakfast room together Laura,
bet glossy black hair pushed negligently
j off bei face, with the rough tumbled
! braids of last evening's elaborate coiffure
gat here i loosely iuto a comb, wearing a
soiled wrapper, torn stockings, and
presenting rather as alarming contrast
to the brilliant ball room belle, wus
lounging on a sola. Jenny, in a neat
morning dress, with a large gingham
apron, little white collar aud hair
smoothly brushed into a neat knot, was
washing the breakfast dishes
"There is an old man at the door
with some artificial flowers," said the
servaut, opening tbe diuing room door;
"will you see him 1"
"No," suid Jenny
lfc Yes," cried Laura, "send him up."
Tbe aervaut departed to obey th* last
order. In a few moments the old man
came iu. He was poorly clad, with a
coarse blue cloak, which wss much too
large for him His buir was white, and
he wore a beard aud moustaohe of the
sime snow hue Making a low bow, he
placed the large basket bo cairicd on
ths tablo, and opened it.
"I have a bunch of blue flowere here "
he said, taking them from the basket,
"that will suit your golden bair, Miss,"
and ho held them before Jenny.
' It ia my sister who wished to look at
your flowere," said Jeony, quietly.
"Yes, bring them here," was Laura's
The old man's eyes followed Jenny
as slid washed, wiped and put away tbe
dishes, swept the room and dusted it,
and tben sat down by Laura, wbo was
still looking over the basket.
"See, Jenny, this soarlet bunch ; will
it not be lovely, with a tew dark leaves )
to wear with my new silk 1"
"But," whispered Jenny, "you can't
afford it just now."
"Yes, I can. Father gave me some
"To pay the last dry goods bill," (aid
"Well, I can have that carried to my
"Oh, Laura ! I hate to hear you talk
of that private accuuut. It seems so
much like cheating father."
"Nonsense ! It will stand till lam
married, and then I can easily save it
out of my housekeeping money."
"I should not like to marry in debt,"
: said Jenny.
Th* old peddler looked earnestly at
"You had better take this blue bunch,
Miss," he said to Jenny. "If it ain't
convenient to pay for it uow, I will call
"No, I shall not take them."
"They are very becoming, Miss; look
in the glass."
They were becoming, mixed with tbe
glossy golden hair, and letting off
Jenoy's datxling complexiou.
"I wish my bair »as light," said
Laura. "I should like to wear blue.
Godfrey Horton faid last night that
forget-me-nots were his lavorile
Jenny oolored, and placing the bunch
again in the basket, said :
"Come, Laura, decide. You are
keeping noe waiting, whose time,
probably, ia valuable " Then passing a
ohair, ahe added : "Be seated, air , you
"I am tired, indeed," he replied.
"I will lake the scarlet bunch, aud I
these red camelias, aud this white 1
duster," said Liura.
"But, sister, you cannot uffird it."
"Yes, I cau ; Godfrey Horton is lich.''
The old man bit his lip.
"Think," said Jeuny, in a low tone,
"if you love him, how much it wil|
aggrieve him, if he should discover this
"Nonsense ! Well, I'll tell toil how |
to remedy it. Lend me some uiney
out of Ike housekeeping funds."
"So." thought the old man, "the is
housekeeper. Miss Laura always gave
mo to uude'sluud that that Was her
"Then don't preach "
"Miss Jenny," said a servant, entering |
at lliat moiueut, "tie dinuer has come "
Jenny lutt the room, and Liura still |
tuned over the gray flowers, while the ;
aid man pointed out their vuiious:
beauties, bis eye, in the meantime i
runuing over the disordered hair, j
shabby dress and laxy position, whilst he i
menially contrasted them with Jenny's I
"Not decidud yet!" eaid Jenny, af'er
a short absence.
"No. Couie here."
"1 can't. Father has sent home a
call's head, and I'm afraid to trust it i
entirely to Margaret I uiustsuperiutend
diuuer, uiake a puddiug, aud the parlor
chairs must be dusted, and there is my
white mull to fiuish."
"Before I would be the drudge, you
"Drudge! Nonsense! I have plenty
of time for enjoyment; and father
cannot have a ooailortable house, it
SOUJO one did not Buptrinteud these
things. Wbcn 1 marry, you may do it,"
and she laughed merrily.
''As if I should marry first!" said
Laura. "There, I have chosen all I
want." "Shall I call again for the
change 7" said the peddler. "I shall be
happy to put tbe Miases Somers on my
list of customers."
"Yes, call a(,xiu.
So the peddler took up his basket,
walked home, threw aside hit wig, beard
and disguise, and wrote an offer of his
hand and heart to Miss Virgiuia Somers,
which was accepted.
Laura Souiers has two sources ot
profound speculation : "Out is—"Why
did Godfrey Hortoo propose to Jeony
instead of me 7" The other—"l wonder
why that old man never called to be
paid tot those exquisite flowers."
A Quincy druggist was silting besida
tbe base burner in his store staring
sleepily at the rows ot boltlcs on the
shelves, and wondering why people don't
take more medicine, when the door soltly
opened, aud an eight-year old urchin
dodged in Walking up to the
compounder of prescriptions, he said :
"Mister, ain't there some kind of stuff
that you kin rub on that'll make a
fellow's skin as lough as au elephant's 7"
Tie druggist looked the boy over,
and replied :
"Yes, the oil of tannin will harden the
skin, it that's what you mean "
"That's the trick I'm playin' fur
exactly Gimme ten cents worth."
While putting it up, the druggist
"What do you want to harden your
hands for 7 Going to tho Country to
busk corn 7"
"Husk nothin' au' my han's is as tuff
as rawhide now. I'm j ist a workin' up
a little so'neme to circumvent the old
woman's slipper. I tried a layer o' sole
leather, but she tumbled to my littlu
game at the first interview, an' when 1
lell baok on a folded newspaper, she
heard it crack in' afore ahe got uie over
ber knee, but if thi* here stuff does its
duty I think I've got the bulge on her,
r'ght Irom the word go. How long does
41 take such ile as this to pul on a pad
thick enough to knock the fire out ot an
Wbon the desired information was
given him, he trailed ot! down the
street singing : "If at first you don't
succeed, try, try again 1"
Clover as a Fertiliser.
The atmosphere ia a great feeder of
vegetable life, aud of some vegetables
more thsn Others. Clover is the most
raracious air feeder we bav*. To raise
succeeding cropsol thisand turn it under,
is one of tbe most effective means of
enriobing poor anils. It lakes up gases
from tho atmosphere, aud returns it to
the (oil in tbe mod available shape, for
th* UH of fature crops. Nor is this all.
it i( Up rooted, and by penetrating
deeply it loosens the soil, and meliows it
to a wond .rful exteu .
Major Spilker is a little man, very
fat. very genial, a'ltl with a head as de
void of hair as a porcelain door kuoD
His wile, Mrs Algitha Spilker, is
scrawny, sarcastic and deaf as a saw log
A person could kick a lin but It tub
down the back steps ail uight and Mrs.
Spiiknr wr.uld snore like a bars horn in
biisifi'l ignorance ot tte noise, which
proves that she is rather deaf.
There are two things in the world of
which Mrs Spilker is very tond—a din
ncr parly and her husband—she never
fails to accept ao invitation to one or to
carry the other with her For the last
twent.y Tears this couple have boon in
regular httondance to every dinner party
given by their friends, and on these oc
casions Major Spilker, when called on
for a always give one to "the
babies'' in tmeh a happy style that it
never failed to create a good deal of
mirth. His wife, although she oould not
hc»r a word, knew what her husband's
toast was and w lien l.e sat down supple
mented ii by a ten appropriate reuiatks
>n which sue Ftit forth Ins fondness for
babies. Not long s'lnee they attended a
dinner giveu by a friend up town, and
unfortunately fur Muj >r Spilker and the '
asseinbli i guis'.s, he changed his toast
with' ut warning his wile ot the fact, I
who, of course, thought her husband '
would oouGne himself to his regu'ai |
' Now, Major Spiiker," said Mrs. !
Baiker, the hostess, as the dinner ad
vunoed, "it is your turn to'give a toast,
ana pray nay souiutiiiug complimentary
to our sex "
"When my c'larmir.;: hostess," said
the .'injur, rising, ''requests me to do a
thing, it is my duly to obey Therefore
I take pleasure in drinking the heal'h
..f the ladies—God's best gift to man.
The ladies who cherish us iu prosperity,
soothe us in adversity, and by their ten
der ininistsrings lighten the burden of
life—l drink to the ladies "
When the applause subsided Mrs
Spilker, ignorant of the true subject of
tbe toast, but glowing with pride and
"Oh, Mrs Barker, you don't know
how fond the major is of theui I've
seeu him have two or three on his lap at
once, pinching their legs aud—"
"Algitha!" gasped the major
' Just leasing the life out ot the poor
dear things. He is such a favorite wiih
'cm, aud every ohanco he gels he is sure
to have 'em in hie aru.s, or be rouip.ng
with 'eui He's got the lovingesi nature
of any man 1 ever saw, aud souiihow
they'll couie to him when they won't to
any one else "
Major Spilker fell back in the chair
with a groan, and silence full on the
party line a pile diivcr.
An Anecdote of Lincoln.
In their "early day" Abraham Lin
j coin and Wm G Green were partners
in a grocery store at New Sili m. Menard
: county. 11l At the breaking out ol th •
Black Hawk war they s >ld their store
and eiilisteJ for that cumpiign, both
joiuing the same regiment Lincoln ahd
Green continued to be on terms of warm
friendship until the former's death
Shortly alter Lincoln's election to the
presidency Mr Grtcn called upou him
to offer his congratulations. They talk
I ed about old times.
"Green, do you remember that fellow
| who challenged our whole legiment for
J a wrestle while we wero at Hock Island ?"
! asked Mr Lincoln, referring to lbs
Blsck Ihwk campaign
•Yes; 1 remember him?' said Mr
i "What was his name ?"
' Don't know ; I remember the man,
i but not his name "
i '• W«il, you remember I threw him,
dou't you t"
'•We, you did that "
'•Well, if I knew his address I would
| serd hnn a commission for a nice little
j ofliee, so a* to let him know I bear him
no mnlico," said old Abe, with that po
[ culiar twinkle of his eye which those
who knew him remember so well.
Mr Green, who is still among the
living, and resides at Tallula, Menard
couuty, loves to lell this little anecdota
when he meets "mutual fiiends" of ibe
good old times — Chicago Journal.
Young Mr. Stayer wus a frequeul
caller down town, and always sat up
very late with the sit la Tbe other
night the old gentleman was beard
calling to some one in the hall "Ah,"
said Mr Stayer, "what was that T'
"Nothing," said Miss Angelica, "only
papa oalling the hired girl to get up aud
go about breakfast" It was then
halt past ten o'clock, and Stayer kn-w
belter, but somehow he couldn't remain
and be happy, and went awav long before
the clock struck eleven. Some young
men are sn sensitive, you kuow
M inv a young lady who objeots to
being kissed under the mistletoe, has no
objeotiun to bei»tf kissed under the ruse
A osrehss oiunposttor made an nrror in
' the above, rendeiiuu is, "hs« no objection
'to be kissed Uusici viiw uUttf*
The Cborokees C oiiig West.
Hon. George L. Saunders and H*>n.
Wilson Hoar, emissaries of the Cherokee
Nation, in Indian Territory, were in the
olty tho oilier day on thoir return homo
froui North Carolina. There gentlemen
vi-itcJ the Cherokee* in that Slate, being
uent by the order of the general couucil,
to persuade their brethren to emigrate
to the tribe reservation in Indian
Territory They were authorixed to
proffer them food farms and tree schools.
The nation numbers about seven hundred
in North Carolina, all located in one
settlement. Their visit met with tho
happiest re mils, having obtained a
p uunse of a part of the tribe to emigrate
west at an early day. Tho guvi rniiicot
proposes to luinish the emigrants In o
transporlation to their new homes,
fluy hav« an undisputed title to their
land iu North Carolina, and in the cent
they emigrate, they are entitled to dispose
of it as tliey wish. The object ot the
nation to induce their brethren to
emigrate to tlieui is merely philanthropy.
They have a well organized government
of their owu territory, and are undisturbed
by merceuury hypocrites who desire
their destruction. They have every
advantage ot ciyil.z d government, and
are rap.dly gaining wealth.
Tho Women of Montenegro.
The Motegrin women take an equal
share of labor with the men in all field
work, and she does all the carrying. In
travel here one engages a liuise to ridtj
and a woman for the baggage Only
those who have neither wife, mother,
daughter, tior dependent f tunic relati
ahouldet burdeus as a common thing
Transport by animals also is a department
of female occupation Cuming from
Cetiinje here one meets pack horses,
uiules, oonki-j*, going up in droves, with
a gang o! woutcn following. Tremendous
weights tbey Garry, slung by straps that
cross the upper cbest ; aud as th'ey go,
they knit ur spin These dwelleis by
the frontier are much better looking than *
the unmixed race ot the interior, but.
uot less hardy, strong and independent.
Tbey have no shame or hesitation in
begging, and universal uienduaccy on
the part ot women and girls must, I
imagine, have its influence on morality.
In leaving Mouteuegro tho traveler
carries with him a deep regard for the
gallantry, the manliness and the shrewd
intelligence ot this strange people He
is constrained to wish theiu well arid to
hopii that they will acquite means to live
at peace hereafter.
On tbe subject of "Hay for Ilogs,"
the Colutubus Timet says: ''Wo do uot
know of any suggestions as to the best
way to fatten hogs exactly appropriate in
this secti >0 ot' the country, for there aro
but very few people who raise them
now adsys But, thinking that perhaps
some old school farmer might s:ill bo
living hereabout),we publish the following
from an exchange : 'Very few are aware
of l he fact that hay exceedingly beneficial
to hogs; but it is true, nevertheless.
H 'gs need rough food as well as horses,
cattle or the human race. To prepare it
yiu should have a cutting box, or
hay cutter, and ihe greener the hay tho
better Cut the hiy fine, and mix with
bran, shirts or middlings, and feed as
other food Hogs soon learn to like it,
and it snaked in swill 01 other slop feed,
it is highly relished by ttieiu. [n winter,
use for hogs the same hay you feed to
your horses, and you will tind thai, while
it saver bran,shorts or olher food, it puts
on flesh as rapidly as anything that cm
bo given them.' "
The live question of hugging, what
ever it may be, is before the Michigan
Legislature in the shape of a bill to
make hugging a girl against her will a
penitentiary offense No measure of this
kind is likely to pass No girl—unless
the girls of Michigan are totally different
troui all uther girls—want any suoh law
as thut , it would spoil about ninety-nine
one hundredths of all the lun there is
in this wutld, a end every enterprising
young u>an in the State would be iu jail
witbiu a mouth.
Slightly sarcastic was the clergyman
who paused and addressed a mat. coming
into church after tbe sarmnn had b«jun
wi h the remark: "Glad to see jou,
sir, coure in, aiwuys glad to see those
bote late who can't come early." And
decidedly self possessed was the man
thus addressed in the presence of an
astouishud congregation as he responded :
'1 hank you, would yuu favor mc with
tho text F"
The jury in the Cash trial could not
agree. They stood four for conviction
und eiL'ht tor acqui tal. The only de
fense urged was I hat duelling had been
iuiuoeuiorially j raoliced. Tlieanti duell
ing element, however, consider this mis
trial a victory for them, as it was appro
bended that the Colouul would be ao
quilted. The matter now goes over to
tbe next term of court
"There's oue kind of ship I always
steer clear of," said an old bachelor sea
captain, "and that's ooaitship ; 'cause on
that slup there's always two in tos anil
1 no CaptUU."