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):f5 LOTH IN fl
Till: WOULD I WHIT
I ve seen some people in this life
Ho always are repininir,
ho never, never vet eonhi o
They seem the -while forgetting.
And I have seen a blessed sight
To sin-beclouded vision
Some people who, where'er they be,
Make earth seem an Klvsian.
They always see the brightest side
The diretul shadows never
Ami keep the llower of hope in bloom
v Within their hearU forever.
The one can make the sunniest day
Seem wondrous sad and dreary ;
The other smiles the clouds away,
And makes a dark day cheery.
This life of ours is, after all,
About as we shall make it.
If we can banish grief and care,
.Let's haste to undertake it.
The Conversion of Col. Quagg.
Some fifty years ago a religious
sect, denominated "The Grace-Walk
ing Brethren," held a prominent po
sition in this country. They were a
meek, law-abiding people attending
to their own business, and did not
seem to trouble themselves much
about that of others. Yet somehow
they had incurred the displeasure of
one Colonel Quagg.
This Colonel was a blacksmith, and
lived in a grim cabin near the ltap
paroarer Falls, where, for aught any
body knew, he kept bears and lions,
and burnt Bengal lights in his fire
place, or slept on the bones of his
enemies. He was six feet four inches
in his stockings; the integument that
covered his boues was as hard and as
horny as crab shell; his hair and
beard were like the primeval forest
they had never been cut, combed,
mended or trimmed he had neither
wife nor relation, chick nor child.
There were only two things con
cerning him on which one might,
with any certainty, expatiate, namely:
that he liked rum, raw, which he
drank in large quantities, Avithout
even winking or getting intoxicated;
and that he hated the Grace-Walking
Brethren, lie hated them fiercely
and implacably; he raved against
them in drinking bars, he called
them approbrious names in the street
and made it his invariable custom to
give every "Grace-Walker," as ho
termed them, who passed his smithy,
a fearful and humiliating beating.
His wrath being thus appeased, he
turned aside into Silas B. l'owkey's
tavern, hot, prespiring and fatigued,
and throwing his huge leathern strap
on the counter and ejecting a power
ful stream of tobacco juice, shouted
out, "Squire, strapped another Grace
"Walk in grace," he was wont to
say, "till pumpkins is peaches, but
licked yc must bo till your toe-nails
drops oil" and your nose bleeds blue
ink!" And licked they were accord
There was a meeting of the Grace
Walking Brethren to arrange who
should go on the ensuing spring cir
cuit, just as judges arrange who
shall go a hanging, and where. The
llapparoarca circuit was discussed in
solemn conclave. The brethren, one
and all, were naturally averse to the
particular circuit. Brother Brown
john would rather not Brother Fear
ful had a bad cold. Brother Sloeum
gave a more definite answer than any
of the number; he said that he would
be considerably licked if he'd go, be
cause he was sure of being awfully
licked if ho went. Brother Zedekiah
Stockdolliger, a long loose-limbed
brother, with a face somewhat like a
quince three parts withered a bz-oth-er
of whom, to tell the truth, a rather
mean opinion was held, for he was
given to stammering and blushing,
and seemed to possess no particular
accomplishment, save the questiona
ble one of shutting one eye when he
expectorated, rose up and thus ad
dressed the assembly:
"Brethren, a man's skin was not
meant to be flayed of! him like unto
the hide of a wild cat; thorns isn't
pleasant handling, nor is thistles
nice worn next to the skin; but if
Brother Brownjohn will loan me his
hoss, I will confront the man even
Goliah Quagg!" Having said which
the devoted brother shut one eye
and expectorated. The meeting turn
ed its quid and expectorated also,
but without shutting its eye.
The long brother's proposition was
accepted neni con.
The fire blazed and the sparks flew
up the chimney one fine evening in
April, and Colonel Quagg and his
anvil were in fierco dispute about a
red-hot horse-shoe. Suddenly Zeek,
the bellows-blower, who," through a
hole in the smithy wall," could per
ceive any one coming down the hill,
cried out: "Colonel, one of 'em!"
"Quick, ile!" said the Colonel. The
"ile" being brought, he proceeded
to anoint an enormous leathern strap
a trifle larger than the trace of a cart
horse. "Twanky dillo! twanky dillo!"
he shouted, as, grasping the weapon
in his mighty hand, he strode out of
the smithy door.
He saw, coming toward him, a tall
man dressed in black, mounted upon
a long-tailed white horse. He had
but one spur, on the left foot, the
rider had, and in his hand he car
ried a little dog's-eared book.
He was singing a verse of a favor
ite hymn quite softly to himself.
Quagg waited until the verse was
quite finished, and then called out
to the stranger in a thundering voice:
"Good evening brother, in peace,"
replied the Kev. Zedekiah Stockdil
lige, for it was indeed he.
"For the matter o' that, rot!" re
plied the Colonel, "and get out o'
"Brother?" interrogated the min
ister. "Get out o' that hoss, yo long-
Ihe storm-cloud s silver lining.
There always something is amiss,
1- rom sunrise to its settiii" ;
That -rod's hand made their map of
tailed black-bird! get out, legs and
feet, I tell ye!"
The brother slid rather than got
off the horse, and as he did so shut
one eye and expectorated.
"Now, then," said the Colonel,
seating himself on a block near the
door and bringing down his strap on
the ground with a whack that made
the pebbles dance, "whar d'ye hail
"From Rapparoarer City, broth
er." "And what are yo goin' for to do
in this location ?"
"Going on Lord's business, broth
er." "Now look yev here! there was a
brother came this way on Lord's bus
iness last fall; he passed this edifice,
he did; he met this strap near here
and it made him dance like a Shaker
and feel uncommon like a bob-tail
bull in fly time."
At this suggestion the clerg3'man
"Now I du hope, brother," contin
ued the Colonel, "that you ain't of
the same persuasion as that babe of
grace was who met the strap while
he was riding; his persuasion was of
the Grace-Walking persuasion, and
that persuasion I allays licks."
"Yes, lick with straps, dreadful-
"Colonel Goliah Quagg, responded
the minister, "I am a man of peace,
and don't go raging about with a
sword and buckler like unto Appol
yon, or a corporal of the Pitchfork
Tigers but I am a member of the
Grace-Walking Brethren, humble,
but faithful, I hope."
"Then," replied the Colonel, mak
an ironical bow, "this is the strap
which I am going to lick you into
"Brother," meekly responded tho
minister, "lay thy hand if thou wilt
upon tho coulter of the plow, the
hammer of thy trade, but take not
hold of sword or spear, or strap of
leathern hide, for, from the uplifting
ami downfalhng of those wicked in
struments come never good, but
blows and bruises, misery and
"Now, look ye here; talk as long
as ye like, but talk while I'm a lickin
of ye, 'cause time is jn'ccious and
musn't be wasted anyhow. Do yc
mean to take it fightin' or lyin' down?
only make haste."
"You are hard on me Colonel, and
to tell the truth, I would much rath
er not take it at all."
"But you must! roared the black
smith; "pickled alligators, you must!
Monkevs is rir. and snakes will wake.
I'll knock ye into horse-shoes and
then into horse-nails if ye keep me
waitin'. Xow, is it fightin' or Iviu'
"Well, then, I'll take it fighting,"
the man of peace replied.
With a wild yell the now infuriated
Colonel rushed upon his intended
victim the fatal strap was swinging
in the air; but stay can you, dear
reader, imagine tho astonishment of
a school-teacher caned by his own
pupil; a Broadway dandy hustled by
a newly-landed Irish emigrant; a
General ordered in stand at ease, by
a drummer-boy if you can, you may
imagine how Colonel Quagg felt
when a shower of blows, well direct
ed and incessant, began to fall upon
him, and that lie was hit everywhere,
and that he could not plant a single
blow upon the body of his opponent.
A bob-tailed bull's sufferings in ily
timo were as nothing compared to
those of the bewildered Colonel. He
saw more stai-s than Herschel ever
dreamed of; he felt as if he was all
nose, and that a horribly swollen one;
then as if his bones went in and his
blood came out; at last he went down
"all of a heap," with the long brother
atop of him, still pounding away
with all his might, and singing a
little hymn softly to himself.
"Hold hard," gasped the Colonel,
"yo don't want to kill me, do ye,
"By no means," was the reply,
nevertheless bringing down his fist
with a tremendous "bash" upon the
Colonel's nose as though he saw a
fly there and wished to kill it; "but,"
said he, playfully knocking away
one of his adversary's loose teeth, to
make his mouth look neat and tidy,
"I want you, Colonel, before I leave
off hammering your body, to promise
me two little things; you must give
UP drinking rum, which is perdition
and a snare, and on the trunk line of
destruction. You must not ill-use,
by word or deed, any member of the
Grace-Walking Brethren; and you
must como to our next eampmceting
clean shaved and with a contrite
"1 won't." muttered the Colonel,
"not for all the tobacco in Yirginny,
not for to be Postmaster."
"Then I must sing another little
Immediately the helpless Colonel's
torments recommenced. All he could
see was the tall man's arms whirling
over him like the sails of a windmill
all he could feel was the blows of
his adversary, or rather of his casti
gator, descending on his already
frightfully bruised body, as he snuf
fled, with an occasional stammer, the
words of a popular hymn.
"I do give in," whispered the ex
"Happy to hear it, Colonel," said
the llev. Stockdolliger, rising; per
haps you will kindly look to my
horse which cast a shoe just now."
The Colonel shod the nag as well
as his bruised arms would permit,
and the minister, gravely handing
him a coin, mounted his steed and
At the' next camprneeting Colonel
Quagg was seen seated in the neo
phyte's seat. A brother rose to ad
dress the meeting he was a long,
lanky brother, with a face like a
quince threo parts withered. Ho
said how happy he felt to have been
the means of the conversion of Col.
Quagg. Hq confessed that he him
self had been as one of the wicked;
lie confessed that lie been a prize
fighter, but having perceived the
error of his ways had reformed and
joined the Grace-Walking Brethren;
having said which the heroic brother
Colonel Quagg discarded rum and
clergy licking, and is now, as LTder
Quagg, a shining light among tho
Grac 3-Walking brethren.
Qciet and Contented. Hon. A.
G. Thurman, of Ohio, when Louisi
ana affairs were being discussed in
the United States Senate at its late
session, exclaimed: Fighty per cent,
of the assessed value, and yet the '
people of Natchitoches are expected '
to remain very quiet and contented !
with a taxation more than five times
the average taxation in the State of
Ohio bearing upon that depressed
people, they are expected to be quiet
and contented; and if they are not
quiet and contented, a Lieutenant-
General of the army of the Lnited
States proposes that the President
shall proclaim that they are "bandit
ti" and then nothing more will be
necessary than the duty that will de
volve on him! Senator Thurman de
clares that he never expected tc live
to see the diy, in what was once call
ed free America, in what was once
called a free republic, when such
things as these could take place and
any man who calls himself a freeman
or a lover of liberty and of free insti
tutions could stand up to defend or
even to palliate them.
Moving the Hock of Ages. The
good people of the town of E
were talking of moving their meet
ing house to a more agreeable locali
ty. Among the advocates of the
movement none were more earnest
than an old Deacon A., who by the
way, had an uneontrolable habit of
sleeping in church. No matter how
interesting the discourse, the old dea
con was sure to drop oil about such
a time. On the Sabbath preceding
the day appointed for moving the
house, the pastor preached an inter
esting discourse on the "Bock of
Ages." Growing eloquent in his re
marks, the good minister finally add
ed with great emphasis:
"Who can move it?"
Tho deacon having been asleej- as
usual, woke up just in time to catch
the query, thinking the pastor refer
red to the meeting house, rose up in
his seat and exclaimed: "I'll bring
over my yoke of steers and they'll
jerk it along the whole distance, if
you'll keep p'enty of hard wood
rollers under it."
The deacon never slept in meeting
When the President "Fodder
ed." Many years ago when David
Crocket was a member of Congress,
and had returned to his constituents
after his first session, a "nation" of
them surrounded him one day and
began to interrogate him about Wash
ington. "What time do thev dine at
Washington, Colonel?" "Why," he
said, "common people, such as you
here, get their dinners at one o'clock,
but the gentry and big tins dine at
three. As for the Representatives,
we dine at four; and the aristocracy
and the Senate, they don't get their
victuals till five." "Well, when does
the President fodder?" asked anoth
er. "Old Hickory?" exclaimed the
Colonel, attempting to appoint a
time in accordance with the dignitv
of the station; "Old Hickory? Well,
he don t dine till next dav.
A Different View. While the
majority of journals were lamenting
that Congress had left Louisiana
without a District Judge, the Boston
Globe takes a different view of the
matter, and says: It is time the
domination of Casey and Packard
were at an end; but, if they are to
remain in their official positions, we
do not wonder that tho people are
rejoicing that they are not to have
the United States District Court at
their command for the next eight or
Bather Prolific. An exchange
says that women all over tho country
are increasing the population this
year by threes and fours at a time.
And yet among the noble army avc
look "in vain for any such names as
Harriet Beechcr Stowe, Olive Logan
Anna Dickson or Susan B. Anthony.
We must not bo premature in our
judgment upon the latter, however,
for it was only a few months ago she
was caught sliding off Theodore's
knee. "Give the old lady a chance."
Here is a good thing on the "tater
bug." Three men comparing notes:
One says, "There are two bugs to
every stalk." A second says, "They
have cut down my early crop and
are sitting on the fence waiting for
niv late crop to come up." "Pshaw!
said the third, "You know nothing
about it. I passed a seed store the
other day and saw the bugs looking
over the books to see who had pur
chased seed potatoes."
Bc.sine.ss Notes. Sound business
the drummer's. Paying business
the cashier's. Fino business the
police court judge's. A pretty piece
of business Drawing salaries. Wick
ed business Making candles. A
smashing business running rail
ways. A heavy business import
ing elephants. A light business
making gas. A dry -goods business
selling salt codfish. A shipping bus
iness discharging help. Mean bus
iness all ought to.
"And now, Mrs. O Flarety," said
the counsel, "will you be so'kind as
to tell the jury whether your hus
band was in the habit of striking you
with impunity?" "Wid what, sir?"
"With impunity." "He was, sir,
now and thin, but he sthruck me of
thener with his fisht."
The Way to Deal With Hoys and i;irls.
A ladv sensibly says in an ex
change: It is not always easy for us
to distinguish between what is essen
tial and what is an accident of devel
opment in our children. For the
former we must have long patient
and judicious training, reaching from
infancy to maturity, slowly weeding
out elements that are noxious, and
as slowly incorporating those that
are wanting, just as we graft pears
upon quince roots or apples on the
thorn tree. For the accidental qual
ities we have only to wait their out
growth. Yet these mialites, mamly,
and not the essential ones provoke
scolding, of which mothers far more
than fathers are apt to be guilty.
At one time in the life of a boy,
and this applies to girls as well, he
delights to get into the ink. XjOok
out then, for stains on tho carpet,
scribblings in your choicest books
and blotches on your handkerchief,
aprons, dresses and taoie eoers;
they are as certain to come as March,
winds, and almost as trying; but
they go of themselves, and rinding
fault neither hastens nor delays their
departure. Dancing a chair about
on one leg while sitting is another
stage that nervous children have to
go through, and it lasts till they
grow into easy self-confidence.
Though excruciating to the suscepti
ble looker-on, patience is the only
true remedy. Mild expostulation
and pleasant ridicule may hasten the
progress of the disorder to a happy
termination, but it will cure itself in
Slamming doors and leaving them
open mark another regular stage in
the growth of every boy. Life is too
short in the juvenile estimation to
shut them quietly, perhajKS to shut
them at all; and about this time, all
along before aud after, he has too
much on hand to stop to wipe his
shoes when he comes in from the
muddy street. What matters a little
mud? As he sits by the stove warm
ing his feet and leaving traces of
their presence, what more natural
than that he should whistle or sing
a comic song or a psalm tune comic
ally? He doesn't mean anything
wrong by it. The boy nature exhu
berant, effervescent, overflowing,
must work itself off in some manner
or dangerous consequences will en
sue, the very worst of which would
be ill-nature resulting from suppres
sion. Scolding does no good at all;
it only makes matters worse.
Coeval with muddy feet aud slam
ming doors are images in pencil on
the house, finger-marks on the win
dows, especially of a frosty morning
when they are so tempting as tablets
trials of the new jack-knife on the
dining table or the pillars of the
front porch, marginal readings on
spellers and arithmetics in hiero
glyphics that not even Champollion
could have deciphered; the boy's
name in uniform chirography scrawl
ed in chalk or pencil everywhere on
the coal -bin, the barn door, the par
lor window-sill, the wills of his
sleeping room; all of these testify to
the presence of the boys in the house.
Can he help it? Are such things to
be allowed? By no means; they are
to be born with, kindly rebuked,
perhaps, and the activity that engen
ders them turned into a channel
large enough and attractive enough
to absorb it all. A damp cloth will
remove the chalk and finger-marks,
erasive soap will take off the plumba
go, tartaric acid obliterate the ink
spots; but what can eradicate from
the child's character tho effects of
The times comes fast enough when
there will be no little careless hand
to make a "muss" on the clean table
cloth, no tiny fingers to scatter
things round, no clatter of childish
feet on tho stairway. Fresh paper
may cover all the marks on the
hard finish, paint may conceal
the ambitious handwriting on the
woodwork, and those traces of boy
ish pranks that still remain, the
mother's eye and heart may cherish
as sacred to tho memory of the dead
or the absent, as something she would
not willingly be without.
In a genial, wholesome tolerant,
loving atmosphero the boy and the
girl will go through the various sta
ges of growth from childhood to
adult life, dropping whatever is in
its nature juvenile, little by little, as
naturally as the bean-vine drops its
seminal leaves; but the forbearance
and loving patience of tho wise fa
ther and judicios mother, who under
innumerablo provocations refrained
never bo forgot-
The duties of a Connecticut school
master in 1CG1 were as follows: To
act as a court messenger, the servo
summonses, to conduct services in
the church, to lead tho choir on Sun
days, to ring the bell for public wor
ship, to dig the graves, to take
charge of the school, and to Derf
other occasional duties.
Boston colored delegation to But
ler "We admire the rare instinct
and sagacity you have shown in
watching the plots against our race."
Butler (aside savagely ) 'Instinct' 'sa
gacity', 'watching.' Do they take
me for a dog?
When one looks around and sees
hundreds of doughheads getting rich
doing nothing, while he is working
like a slave for his daily bread, we
tell you what, it makes a fellow feel
as though the butter of this world
was spread by a stepmother. Chica
There is a long-haired youth at
Buffalo, who has written seven hun
dred verses, the refrain to which is,
"I'm dying, mother, dying," and
withal he isn't dead.
George Dawson on America.
From the Edinburgh Scotchman, Feb. 20.
Yesterday evening Mr. George Daw
son, of Birmingham, lectured in the
Queens street h-ill to the members
of tho Philosophical Institute on
America. In the outset he referred
to the strength of the English elem
ent in the United States, where it
was settled that our lanizuaare. laws'
and literature would forever be dom
inant. He had seen nothing in
American institutions he would very
much like to import, bnt nothing
certainly of which they need be
ashamed. The loud boasting Yiiu
kee hardly exi. ted; the American
gentleman was as cultivated and re
fined as the English gentleman, and
what were called tho common people
were vastly better, with less rude
ness, boorishness, and vulgar self -assertion
than in this country. The
Americans were- jealous of i-ne an
other, and the consequence was that
the manners of the lower classes were
far finer than in England or Scotland
and from one end of the J;iioii tu
another a woman might travel with
out trouble or insult. The rapid and
exti'eme changes- of temperature to
which Americans were liable told in
many ways, not only on their consti
tutions but on their institutions;
and their climate tended to produce
that brassy sound and nasality with
which they spoke English. The peo
ple were thinner-skinned, more ex
citable, and less satisfied less quiet,
more restless, and more versatile
than Britons. They were proud;, of
their free schools; but the difficulty
was how far education should go.
There was an abscr.ee there, as here,
of any intelligent teaching of the
principles of political economy, and
the consequence was that some of
the laws of trades were worthy of the
middle ages. But, on the whole the
schools were good well built, well
attended, and well taught, with a lit
tle tendency, perhaps, to routine.
The America of the" 'future must be
in the West, and the seat:of empire
in the Mississippi Valley. Theie
were excellent low and high schools
for the blacks, but he did not believe
that education would make the negro
a useful citizen. Negroes could
never stand against the Chinese as
laborers; but what was tobe done
with them he did not know. The
peril besetting America just now
and it was a danger as great as any
which threatened the country dur
ing the war was ho .v to restore the
preponderance of the whites in the
Southern States without taking away
from the negro what they were oblig
ed to give him the franchise or re
ducing him back to bondage. The
curse of America was its utter un
speakable political corruption. Wash
ington was a den of thievesv here
the Senator was bought and the Leg
islator bribed; and the whole thing
was the biggest jobbery this woild
has ever yet seen. But lie believed
that corruption would yet be cured,
as it had been in Great Britain, and
he saw nothing to prevent America
becoming the greatest nation, and
the wonder of the earth.
An Ignominiots Conclusion.
Mary Ripley of Columbia, is 10 years
of age and feeling that the time had
come wiien she should eommi-nco
her work in behalf of humanity, she
hired a hall and inited the public
to come and hear her lecture on the
"Social Topics." Marv began as fol
lows: "Ladies and gentlemen If
there were no men in the world there
would be fewi.r poor miserable girls
wandering " Mary proceeded no
further in her discourse, because at
that I'oiut her father walked upon the
platform and led her out of the house
bv the ear.
A man two thirds drunk was riding
on a front street car the other day,
and he hadn't yet unbosomed himself
when a nice young man, highly
scented, entered the car and took a
seat opposite the inebriate. The
perfume floated over, and the man
snuffed and turned his head this way
and that. He finally got his eyes on
the young man, and pointing his fin
ger at him, inquired: "Y-young man
do your feet smell smell that way
all the t-time?" There was dead
silence in the car. Free Press.
Jones heard .a terrible racket up
stairs, and rushing up found that it
was only his little Tommy "walking
off on his ear." That accounts for
the rumpus which was kicked up in
Washington on the 4th of March; it
was only the disgusted Corgrcssmon
walking off on their cars to private
life. Pomerog's !' -mocrot.
-o . .
"If I was a horse, now," mused a
big boy as he struggled up Griswold
street the other day, "I'd be stabled,
rubbed down and fed; but I'm a boy
. . 1 , .V
and 1 ve got to go nome, ciean uu
snow, bring in wood, tote water and
rock tho dumned old baby for an
hour or two."
Still Goes On. Fourteen Con
gressmen who voted for the Force
Bill paid by offices to date. WTalk
up, gentlemen, exclaims the Boston
Herald; the shameless business still
goes on, and the party organs see
nothing wrong in it.
A bashful Connecticut drug clerk
was puzzled the other day by having
one of the female jubilee singers ask
him for "flesh-colored court plaster,"
but after some thought he handed
out black and dodged under the
counter for safetv.
Gamblers, stick a pin here. A Salt
Lake jury has decided that money
loaned for gambling purposes is not
ttwt, Providence is kind, for
when a man has but little wit ho
never knows it.