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/From 31rs, liarrivt Boucher Btowo'R new Icovel ontit.
•"Crud, a tale ..)f the Dhunal
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:-..[31111y, a favorite *Me of : the Gordon: fu ,
ily,.relftteo ber !experience' - to .ber . yoal
mistress, ICiva Gordon', Clio beroino of 11.1
"Store's tew. book; -- The'storris - told -- at
told you I erne going emu() time- fur •
tfll . you elerieltee. 0 Lod, Lord ! bui
is a lops ylory.'
eel by the ci i ti entitle of 'her' old friend, a
still more her u
'0; yes, come tell ; me but it!' A)
draikg n low ottontnn, nbe Eint down, n
laid bet Lrnii, on the lnp of.her hurahlefriel
'Sell; well, ypu nee,- chile.? said ?Lilly, I
-large, lark eyes.fix;ng tlietnselat's on vitennt
n low Weal drenaly I;nie,e,
bOdy's dis !nig".
stranwe'Clog ! .Yuu see, ;chile, my :natl
brought her from Africa; my 1
they, t;:t; 'leaps and heaps my :mother I;
toli1 ; „M:2 4b..nt dat Dat nr was a !nigh
Mal gold in the n
- CT:, I': LA great,big, trill trees, with t.
straq.l;l'; tautituhllowers on them yoa - el .
did E , Cc well .dey broeisiiii
mother ;1::: , : my, hailer into -.Charleston,
titte_ l l r. 'r.tup.bel.l.-71.ini—Itt12. your ma's; fa
Aletn right out- of ,
p': fire.daldreti and dey
all so:d,i.ivl . theY never 'km?' Wed I;chere th
wybt . .I.'ut.her rind mother - cuuldn't
it - crd of Euglis.h_rilieri (ley come nation
• t me:often hos she 'cUuldtA..ape:
• te- nobody, to tell 'em ht!ti ,. ,it litt,rt lu
_ Lairs, -- Whea - I - Wars - a — cl.filli;:l 'member h
often, de day's ivork was dime,'she u,sl
to cum k , „,cat and, sit and look up at the stni
arid-groan, and gr4inti and groan : !. I was a 11
tie tliing.',l;litying . round . : and I used to - eel:
- np -- to-lieridanciu - g. - and saying,'
• Namuly, what makes you groan su
what's thv mutter of you?'
• - Mauer enough, chile she 'used to so,
' I's n Li..king of my poor children. I ilik
TO lock at . the star's, because dey , sees tl
same stars dat I do. .'Pears like wo ,was
ono room : but I don't kuow whore dey is 1 .-
Dey don't ktiow where I be:',
• t Den she'd say to me, •
I;•.w ; chile, you nifty be mild avay fro
your tur. TII ray. Der'S no •knoiring viivhat my
happen to you, chile; but if you gets iu'
any trolLlo,as 1 does, you. mind, chile, .yc
ask gut t., help you.'
• i 3 God, tnamtny,,' Biwa SanYbotit
• ••IVi y, chile,' says she, 'ha made these y,
Aud wanted nuaiitriy to tell me cool
About it ;'vuly she says,
• Ile can do anythirig he :likes ; , and,. if
ore in !lily - kind of trouble, he can help you.'
Well, Jo- be sure, I didn't Mind muc
about it--nll dancing rouod', because .prett
Well dcn't: need 'much help. But she said. d:
ar to me tioanauy times, I CoUldn't help 'mem
her it. , Chile; troubles will come ; and, whe
dry does come, you ask God and he will hel
enough, I wasn't sold from hi •
but she was took' from me, Miamian Mr. Cam;
bell's brother went off to•live in Orlean's, an
parted•de hands, 'My father and mother' we
took to Orleans, and-. 1. Was took to Virginny
Well; you see, I greyed up
. along with d
young ladies,—yout ma, Miss Harrit, Mis •
- Leo, aud'de res ton'em, 7 —and I bad heaps o
fun. Dey. Dey couldn't., no •
body run, nor,junipi nor ride alt.oree, nor rim
a' boat like Maly : and so it was Milly here;
anti Milly dere, and whatever :the young In
'dies wanted, it Was4lilly made the way, fin,
Well, dere was a great difference among
dem young ladies. ere was Miss Loo—she
`was de prettiest, and she had a "great many
beaux ;. but, den, dere was your ma—every
body loved her;.and den dare was Miss liar.•
iit—she had fight smart , of life in her, W and
:Vidalwaysibr - doing soinetting--always right
busy 'tetuling to something or other, and she
liked inc because I'd always go in with her.
s dem. dar was•.•pleaseot times
enough ; but when • l got-to-ba_abCi4T &Moen
or fifteen, I began to feel kind o' bad—sort of
strange and heavy. I really didn't brim why,
but !peered when I got 'older, I felt I
was in bondage. - • . •
• 'Member one dal youi..mn
,come in, and
seed me looking out of - the window, and eke
what makes yOu so dull lately T'
" o,' says I, d I Somehoi don'tleve good
4 hy 'aye she; ‘.‘.1717 ant? Dont Or
erybody make much of you. and don't you
- -bins that you want V '
n_ says 1,. 4 Weil" re a poor 'Arm,
your ma was a westy thing like
~' .., ?.i. ...
• l'Zi 4 tioji
you.. -4 , 4 t0,.. er t p ,
7uiute;Virt:lll - fiorry
kuOw 1 uliould feel so•myself if 1 Watt. in youy
- '.Afteniards she told Miss Loo and: - Miss .
Its . rrit but deibthglied . nlid said dry guess•.
ed der wastel . tminy girls P lio.Rero ; ns well off
.as lUiily. Well den, Illiia ITnrrit she wag ,
married de first." She married Mr. Charles
--- Blair - ; - and when—she lifita-Jatirried-nothibg*
N^rtiS . to 01)1_4 t.liemust have: me 0.. go; with
her. , Iliked Miss 11arrit;
I' dliked it niitoli be . tter.ifit had 'been jour
.ma. 'd airways contited . thnt 1 wonted to be ,
"long to your inn, and Fthinle'yotir inn wonted
~-4.# Ili t
she was one of the sort datiiterloSt nothing
by not asking for it. She . was imp of do S,.ft
dal : always got•thigibyhook or by eronlC—
k.Sheidwttys. bad mrd. clothes and more mo
.ney nod foore e 7 .rything, don de rest ,of
them''.onuse she wn always_ wide.awalio,:itud
locking out, for herself: -.. .'':-, • • ,
. ... Well, .111r.:13laWS place was - away' off iu
anothef'part of Virginuy, and I.irent dere
with her. Well,.she wren't• very happy, rice
ways; she Wasn't ; becnuse-111r..13inirlio ;- Was
a high felloW. Lnws; Alisa 'Nina, when I tells
you die. yer' one you've got here ie a good
out, and 1 'viso you to take-him, it's • because
I linowswhat,conies o'. girls marrying high
fellows. pun't' tioro low gaol' lok.4ing cley .
iv, Sor'wlistdere-inanners is,--it'a just
ruin of girls . _thtthni •thetni : , Law, when ho
was a courting Miss flrriiit,_ft,Witsnll nobody
he :WIIB give up all sorts 7itys
and live such a good - life Ali ! she,'n - iarried
him ; -it all Wentto smoke! 'Fore ; do
tons-well t Over,_lie g,ol:dgoingold-ways;
and dqn it was g0,.g0, all de time, catoinling
and partici; at hotne;partieslttirond
--money ilYing like de water. •
• • • :great - clintige in _Mks
Ilarrit. She didn't laugh no- more; - tdie got
• - •
sliarp.ntol cress, and rho wnsnt good to me
like what she - ..used -t oo k I d, be
jealonsotine ' her himband. She. might
love saved lierself -- de-Tl-t•otthle.. shOUldtf - t -
Laic touched him with n pair of tongs. But
be watt always running after . everything
came his wny ;so no-wonder.. But- 'twee'n
them both, 1 led a bad life of it.
Well, things dragged . kind along inthis
way. .She bad three children, and at last he
was killed ono day, 11'dling of his horse wlren
ho was too drunk:to bold the bridle. :Ono()
iiddanoe, t00,.,1 thought. And den, after 110'8
dead, Mss - Ilarrit she - Seemed to grow more
quiet like, and set herself picking up What
pieces and-crumbs was left for her and de chit
-dien : And I 'member she had one Of lier,on
ales dere a good many duys helping her in
counting up de:,debts dey'wtts talking
Akio Any in ?Mash? room, and dere was•a little
light closetorr.one 'side, where I got set down
to dd'some ttee•.,stitching ; but dey was ton.
busy iii - their 'counts to think anything ',bout
me: It seemed . dat de place and do people
Watt till tote Sold I:eff . to
. pay de debte—all
'cepta few of; who were to go off with
missis, and he - gin agairr-oti_a 'small plabo-
and I heard bite telling her. about it. .
. , .
While your children are small,' he says,
31111 Vial live small, and keep things close,
awl rake enough on the plaeo-for ye all; and
th.;n yon can be making the most of--your
property. Niggers is raising in do market.= , -•
Since :11iusouri came in they's 'worth ,double;
awl so yon can juit sell : de increase of 'em for,
go , ,d' sum. Now, there's that slack girl
Dully of yourn. l —You may he 'sure now I
pricked-up my. ears, Miss Nina.--:!You don't;
often seela girl' of finer breed than - 'she :o is,'
says he,Juet as-if I'd been a cow, you
4 Have you got her a husband ?,
4 No,. said Miss Harrit ; and then save
she, believe. Milly is Something of •a co
quette.among the young men, she's never
settled on-snybody'yet,' says she. •
Well,' Says lie;' 'that 'must .be attended
todcause the girl's children will' be an estate
of themselves. Why I've known women to --
bare twentyl arid her children wouldn't any
Of 'em be worthless than eight hundred dot:
lois. There's a fortune at once.- If day's
like her, dey'll be as good as cash in the mar.
--Asti-any-dap—You can-send-out and - sell - one, -
if you happen to be in any strait, juetila noon
. as nu can draw a note on the bank.'
'O, laWsi Miss Nina, I tell you die yer fell
on me like so much 'Cause, you. see,
I'ff . been keeping company with a very nice
young man,.and I W6B going to ask Miss
riot about it dat 'very day ; but, dere—l laid*
down my work dat minute, and thinks. says I,
orrue de do Lord's in heaven I won't never be
- married lo this world l! -And-I-oried 'bout It;
Off and on, all day, aid at Wight told Paul
'bout it. He Was de one, you know. HUt
' rani hif - trled - to - make - it ill - kmoOth: --- 110
gummed it wouldn's.happen; he guiered
de Would think, better on't. At any
'We loved each 'other, and why shouldn't we
take is muoh comfort ae we 'ociuld I Well, I
wool to Mire karrit e ,ind told herjuit ,What I
thought about It. , Allere had epokii'iny mind
to Mire Harrit 'bout iverything, and . 1 won't
g r.„ . 1 ,4 ) . )• d en: • A e,
Ad. tde tioCiirJr;
on so two . iitiee .
`4iitlitgliie Per 8U 11 C
, 7 .6 11- E i k #+ ' l olE !,'
plair,ried: When our first child was horn, tiatif
tirtaso pleased, ho 'thought strange that 1
'Paul,! said I, !dis yer tuft . ourn; it
tmay be took from ys, and s , ,id any daY.' - •
well; `says bi,-!"Milly,kinay be God's'
child, any way, even if it 'tint our.' e-
7 . causeyou see Miss Nina, 11
b"ortoY, tell you ;.
after dat'Lliad n. great manyebildren,. girls
and boys growing up round rne. bad
fourteen cldl'en; dear, and (ley 's all been FOld
fronvnie, every aingle oue. of 'en). • a
cross-1- -- =-EbaNy; 'Heavy
knows but dem ilat , bears it!'
'What a shame l' s - nid Nina,
Aunt' Harriet :be such a m'icked woman.?—an
aunt of urine do so !! • •
'Chile;said Slily , we• dosen't none of us
know what's in iis. Wben,Miss'llarriat and I
was gals,togethm, hunting han's eggs androW
ing do botit in do river,—well I wouldn't have,
gh ith Bu t, Alen;
what hadlirgirls deys young and
handsome, and all the world smiling on 'eat—.
o.,haney, it 'gets drefful strong, when dey gets
grown woolen, and de wrinkles come in -der
fades I Always, when sho.was it girl,—whetli-- -
er it was eggs, .or berries, or chincapins,. or .
Whet,—it Was always Mies flariit's nalure to
get-and to kelp and when she get pld,.dat all
turned to money.' . •
11 - 1.51 - i - r•tild Nina; it. does see n Irnpds '.
hie that •t woman—a. lady hoist), toe, and my
atint—coubl.do snCh.a . thing!' , •
`Ah, rib hone.v !, Mies-born have - some bad'
stuff in dem, sometimes; like de rest of us ',—
But, den, honey, it - was tho_ most natural!
•thing*in. the .world, come to look:on't ; for now
was poin-arel_ithif ebe:Velis pestered for money.
-Dere was-Mas , eGeotge's bills and Peter's bills
.to pay,. aml - Miss -Stisy's : and ever% one of
'ent'tii'ust, have everything, : .ntid.dey was nll
cull in g_for .tuon_ey_,Anonory ; - .:_anit_dere_he:s_beeri
timus'she didnt know which way. In tur .
No'w, you sec, when 'a woman is -pestered to
pay two hundred here and four hundred
- and tree hundred dere, and - when she has gat
m..re , niggers umber place than she. can beep,
and den a man calls in and lays, down eight
hundred dollars in gold and billh before-her;
ar!(lsays, want (it ;nr Lucy or. George 'of
yearn, - why, don't you she? Dose yet soul
drivers is always round,-; tempting folks dey
know poor ; and dey always have"dere mon- .
n ey ns.hnndy ns de devil has his. But, den, I
ougbn't fur to be hard upon dem poc.r
vers neither, 'cause dey un't taught.no•better,
It's dese yer Christians, - dat profess. Christ,
dat makes greattalk 'bout religion, • dat has
der bibles, sad. turns their backs upon swear
-ing'sonLdrivers: and ; itinks de" an't fit to speak
too—it's dein, honey,: direr - di root of de wftelh .
business. • Now, dere time dot 'uncle of fern,
mighty-great Christian be-Was, - with his pray
er,meetings,:and ull dat !—he wes . alway-s a
putting her . I.IONo it.- 0, dere's been times—
dere was times 'long first,•Miss Nina, .when
my first children was sole—tint, I tell . you,. I
poured out my soul to Miss Ilarrit, and I've
seen that W - othati• cry ea dat I was sorry for
her. And she said to me, 'hilly, I'll never.
do it again.' But Lend ! I didn't trust her, - =.=
'not a word on't,—'cause I knowod she would.
I'know'ildere•ivas dat in her heart dat de,dev
il7Wouldn't let goof. I knowed,he'd . no kind
-of objection to her 'musingherserf.with..meet-
Ing and prayers, and all-..that; but he'd 'no
notion to let go his grip on her heart.
But, Lord ! she wasn't quite abad woman„
poor Miss liarrit, waent,—and olio' wouldn't
have done ao bad if it.had'nt been for hins7—
put he'd come apd have prayers, and exhort,
and den come prowling round my place like a
wolf, looking ut my .chil'en.
'And say, 'boti do ion do now?
-Lucy is getting to be.a right smart girl,
iishiii?.Dere's a lady in Washington.
has advertised for a maid—a . nice woman, a
pious lady. I suppose you wouldn't object,
Milly ? Your poor mistress is in great trouble
for money.' -
once. Whin lie asked me - what' I thoiight mg
Luen!onld-be 'worth ; *ben :she was, fifteen
years old;, says 'I Co him: IF • -
she is worth to me just what your den•
ghter is worth to You.' -
'Den went in and shat.de door. I didn't
stay to see howhe took it. • Den he'd go up
to de - heirse, and talklo Miss Harrit. 'Twos
hettluty,lited tell her, to take proper care of
her goods. And dat ar meant-selling my chit-
'en t I 'member, when MOs Busy came home
from boarding school," ihe was e - pretty girl ;
Vitt dither took - on - her - eery kind, I tell you,
'cause three of my ohil'en had been sold to
•keep her at eohool. My Luoy,---ah, honey l—
oho want for a lady's maid. I knowed what
dot sty meant; well enough. De lady had a
eon grown, and he took Luoy wid him to Or
lune and dere was an end qf (lit. Dere elo - n't
no lettere go 'tween us. Once gone, we can't
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goo . t . t•as Acing Oaf), , 41 ) , no,
7 41111 e.". .not -. •Tio good nseifTo teactrilincY•
-13 e• ••• • ••••, •
liitle-hrnitis:nigltter:kerotre abet 4ent tOleep.
-15fraftert-no*l.&den t ;--i t - ',
would hnve been Letter for her. (), honey,
dem times, I used to rare and toss like a bull
,ivanot=-I did so!
waSn't wat I ' I got
press anCtigly..j',•Mis she grew r - great
Christian,and jelited, de church, and used to
fi'ave heaps' of ministers and elders at live
house.; -and.some en '-erri used tn.tr-yund.talli,
to me. l•tol d .lem I'd :seen enough'of dei•old
religion, n>>d.l didn't want lolear,ncr more•y
-But Paul, he was IL obristien, ,and when die
tnikcd tolne, I wan . cpfiet; lilie,"thOugh'i could
not be like what he woe, INVell+l4 mY
youngcst . child, flUl'o and certain., iiti;'nome
wus,AlPeed. well; dot boy' I loved dot
child. better don any of der, , tit or !cm. lie
was all I' got left to love; for when be W ri. 4 a,
year OR'l , atil's master-irMoved down to Lou..
and took - him of?,,ond I - never heard no
more Of him. Sp:it 'penr'ed as if . (11 yer child
was had left.• bright boy,.
) -Oie was most uncommon ! Ile'was so Ion
dy to, anything, and 'stood me - srmony steps !
0, honey,,...be had such ways with . , him-e-dat
boy?.—wotiltft almost make :Me laugh. ' lie
hook after,larninetightY,.and he• limed him
self to read ; and he would 'read the bible to
me sometimes, . I
„just brought , him up and
teached him the heat' way I could. All
made me .'fraid for him was,, dat he .was so
spirit I's - 'fraid•'twould .get, him into
ble. . •
wan't no more spirit} , Aniti yrhiteAttlks.
would like.their children fur : to • be. When
white cliiren holds uFt . their heads, nntl.an
wet's- back; ded the parents.laugh; and say,
got it in him,! 4i , -I.le't a bi'rglit one
ila, if one of ourn does .80,, it's a dreadful .
'thing,. I was allerstnlking to Alfred 'bout it,
and telled him to keep hetnqii. -It 'peered
:-like , there-Wad-so--much- in. himi- -you couldn't
keep It down. Nina, - folks may
say what - day - like - about de - blnek:folk4; &yin
nell'er beat it out, of my head ;--dere'd some ,
ou 'cm can be as smart as any white Tolks,,if
dey-could have de.same chance. flow many
Albite boys did you ever see would' take the
trouble for to teach theirselves to read ?' And
tint's what Alfred did. Laws, I had a mighty
heap - of ceinfort in him, 'cruise I was thiukin'
to:get my missis to let me hire my time ; den .
1 was going to work over honrs,,and get Moir
ney, had buy him) becaute, jop see, chile, - I
!mowed he was too spiriiy for a slave. You
see he couldn't learn to stoop; he wouldn't let
nobody impose on him-; *and' lidalwayi had d'
word back again to give anybody as good-ee
dey sent. Yet, for nil dat, he was a dear good
i boy to me ; and when I used to talk to him,
and tell him deco things Was dangerous, he'd:
always promiare fur to bokerful. Well, thiiigs
went on pretty Well while.he was little, and I
kept him with me till he got to be about
iwelvor thirteen years old: - 'lle used to wipe
de-dishes, and scour de knives, and black, de
shoes dud such like work. Irut, • by and by,
dey said it Was time dat he should go to de
reg-lar work; an dat ar was. de time I felt
feard. Misses had an overseer, and he was
real aggravating, and I felt feared dere'd he
trouble; and sure enough 'dere was, too,•-7
Dare was always somethin' brewing 'tween him
and Alfred; and ho was always running --to
Miseis with tales, and I was talkinkto Alfred.
,But'peared life he aggravated de boy. so, that,
-he couldn't'clo right. ; Well, one day, when I
had been up to town for an errand, •1- come
home at night, ancll wondered Alfred did not
come - home to supper: 'I thought something
. and I went up to'de house, and
dere sat Missllarrit_l4 a table co'vered• with
- rolls of, money, and dere she was counting it.
" Miss llarrit,iilays I, 'I can't find Alfred.
An't you seen him?' says I.
" At first she didn't answer, but went on
counting—fifty-one, fifty:two, fifty-three. Fi
'tally I spoke again.
I hope dere an't nothing happened to Al-
Aisikr,4l arra, , Ifu "';`,. •
'"She looked up, and says she to me,
' Bays site, 'de fact is,' Alfred has
got too much for me to manage, and . I hoe's
great deal of money . offered for him ; and
sold him. w. . _
-- iII - ferriiinetli - ing strong coming up in my
throat, and I just went up and took bold of.
tor ahouldera, and maid•l, • • ^ •
Mies Ilarrit, you took.de, money for,thir
teep of my Wren; and you gromised me, aura
enough, I should, have die yer 0ne., , ,y0u call,
dat being a Christian ?' says 1.,.
4 Why,' says she, Willy, he met a great
Way off ; you can se i% about as much. It's
only over to Mr. Jones'e plantation. You can
go and see bim, and•he.ean oome•and see you.
ndyou kno* you didn't like ' the man who
had the care of him here, and thought he was
always getting him into trouble.'
4 bliss Hardt,' says I, l o on may cher t your-
Self saying dem thingii; don't cheat
me, nor, the Lord neither. You folks have de
any all on
, your with your Ministate,
preaching no down out of de Bible; you won't
teitob ue to'read. But_l'm going straight to
de Lord.with die yer cue, I. tell you, if di
Lord is to be f0und,...1.11 find Lim ; and I'll ask
hint to-lOok on't,ade' , wdy
„You've beenEreatingme,- selling my chil'en; .
all "the way 'long, to,
pay - fOr - yont - ehtl i ertrand - now - bresking - yOttr7
word to me,•and taking die yer ,boy, de :last
drop oftdood ininy heart,l pray to de
Lord to curse ?Very cent dat ••ar Money
=a and your cbil'en
g , Dot
,ar was de waxl.spokerto - Ler, - Child:r
T was poor, ignorant cretnr i and.;clidn"t know
God, and,rny heart. Was like a rod Lotsooal., I
turned-tind:walked right - st-raitight'out
her, I didn't.Eipeakno..more - le 'her, and
didn't speak:no:M.llre to me: And.wben I went.
to bed at night7dar,.stire 'nnu:,k, was Alfred's
bed in -de Corner, and his Sunday coat hiinging
up over, it.and'his Stinday . shoes:l had bought
far him i I li- w nanoneik_leause-IM-watru,
handsonie boy, and I' wanted him
looknice; - :Well,•so, come euntloy morrtg, I
took his:coat and shoes; and Made MbUndle of
''oon, raid I • took my stick, and.say;l, just
go over to Jones' placeand set:what lias'cOnie•
of Alfred. All de time I 'bridlit said a word
to'inissis, nor she a, word to . Well, I got.
ab'out half-way over 'AO the pia* and dere I
Stepped under a big hickory tree to rest me_a
bit and I looked.olong and seed some one a
coming ; . and pretty soon. I knowed it teas .
lluldalc She'Wasthe one that married Paul'e
eonsin,:and she lived on Jones!'place. And ko
I got up and. Went to meet her; and.told her I
was going over to seelmut Alfred.
Lord !' says she, MHz, bav'nt_you beard
dal - Alfred 's dead
Well, Miss Nina,- it seemed as if my heart
and 'every thing in it stopped stilt.- Aiid said
I, 0 -114dah.,44aLdey_li.illeil_td- •
" And said she,
,‘ Yes,' And she told me it
was dis 7 37: way ; dat
ov,eyseerj.);iiii. beard - dot Alfred teas
drentiful spirity ; 'and-when • boys is so, pi:me
timeS- dey, agg tes 'Cm to get 'Mu riled, sud
den - iley - Wilips.'ent to break 'em in. So Stiles
when he was hiying off Alfred's task, : was real
tiggravati ng to, Liar; - ,
.ditt Uoy=vsel7; =6e
uueweieil bAck, just'as he allerri wotildie:a
doing, 'cause Le was smart; and
like .be-could'rit ke,ep'it.in: And den Icy
-laughed roUnd.dere, and den Stiles was mad,,
and'swore he'd•whip'em ;:and den Alfred' ho
cut and run. • -And deli Set* he Swore awful
nt him,_ancl-he told 'him•- to . 'eerne ' and
he'd give him hell, end pay him de cash.' Deny
is de very words he Said to My bay,. And Al.
Sued said he,wpuldn't come back ;- -Lie wasn't
going to be Whipped. And just den - young
Master Bill come along, and wanted to. knpur
what was de matter. So Stiles told him, and _
ho . took out his pistol and said— , Hero you
young dog, if you, don't come buck before I
count five ill fire!'
• •••Y:lie ahead,' says Alfred :, 'crcuse you .sce
dat boy never liiiiiwed what fear was; And so
he fired. And Iluldah said ho just .jumped up
- and give one scream and fell flat. And dey
ruu-up to him and he was dead : ''cause you
see de bullet, went right . ..through 'his heart.
Well-dey-took off his jacket and looked, but it
witift of .no ,use: his face settled doviii still.
And Iluldah said dat dey, just dug a hole and
put him in.. Nothing ou him—nothing round
him—no coffin—like lie.'d been a dog. Huldah
showed me de jacket. , Dere was de hole, cut
right round in it like it web stamped, and his
blood running out on it. I didte.t say a word.
I toOk• up do jacket and wrapped it-up . with
his Sunday clothes, atid I walked straight—
straight horne• , } . ,walked' up in inissia' roo4,
..,asti sht,was drealied for church, sure enough;
and sat de i rete 'cling -her Bible. I laid it right
down untie/' or face, dat jacket, You see
'did hole.' said I: • you see "did blood! Al.
(red's killed ! You killed him , his blood be
orkyon and your children ! 'O, Lord God in
hAven, 'hear me, and render unto her double!'
Nina drew in her breath hard,'lvitli anirt: -
stinctive shudder; ililly had drawn berielf
up, in the vehemence of her narration, entreat
Jeaning forward, her black eyes dilated, her
strong arum•oleuched beiore her, and her povi
erful frame expanding and working with the
violence ,of her emotion. She might have
looked, to one with mythological assoelatioWi,
like the figure of a blackmarble Nettles's in a
trance of wrath. . .
J. KIEFFER; DRUGGIST,
has moved his store from the former standlo his
new building, Immediately-opposite, and adjoining Mr'
&ore 'Having .made every arrangement to
preserve his. Medicines fresh and pure, and having .
. replenished his assortment
to. of carefully selected drugs,
h e l e npr again e
prepared attend to business with
tire and promptness. ills' assortment will Ilanish
almost every thing,that may be called for, either by . the
physician, or the family, for domestic use. The greatest
care and precaution'will be observed in thecompound
jag of preScriptions and dispensing of medicines. Ills
assottruent of Confectionaries and Fancy thiods Is very
general and will enable purchasers to suielhennielves.
May 28, / 88 .• - ,
DRUGS AND CHEMICALS, •
With a Splendid vaxiciYof ="' •
00h1FECTIONA1kle AND Ir/CITCY GOODe.
The. undersigned has . just replenished. his stock, ot._
'goods; and u.his . Drugs and Cherukals, have been se;.
looted with groat care, he is piepsred• to all all orders. ••
promptly. His friends may rely upon the genuineness
and purity of every artiele.' • • •
His stock of CONFECTIONARY !Wilma and selected '•
with' special rofbrenoe tolholioliday's. It will afford
any variety persons ntay.desire . in that line. He has a
largess_ sortment of French, Gentian and domestic Fancy
Candles,lall fresh and of the very best quality:' Ills as
sortment.er FANCY GOODS is :large and embraces al
most every thing necessary for the Toilet and Family
He invites special attention .to .his Fancy Work Doi%
Dap, Cologne bottleN Watch and Card Trays;
Port,s Portmonies, &c., he. , •
Quid es, small- , p rofits . . and strict consistency In
trade shall characterise ear business. .•. -
.19 sb. •
. ' ' B. J. KIESVE.R. •