THE'REPORTER, MT. STERLING, KY., Saturday, Apr
RLV. J. M. MITCHELL.
R KV J..M.the C. M.is
n istor of
C:i;;rv. It has a congregation of a
ahout 50 and a 1111 mhership of )oo
JJro. .lil::ic has pastured some-o- l
LSl churches in the c.n
eetioti lie is one of the leading
piir.iters of lpsehnreh. As a fin.m-eienivl pastor he has no superiors
All of his serin :is aie well prepar- excellently lellihl- and
inher f the Geiier-mis a
of the Chinch and hasheen
iv ; truly
of him th it he is a progressive
Though this is
,i isiim uii'iMer.
in Mt. Sterling, he nan
,11 ut Ids
ances. His i dials are high an
as a christian gentleman.
The C. M. E. Church. -- Exterior View.
Ey ANNIE B. HOUSEMAN
tLupi ul. lylK. ly J"eelJ Bowled.)
It was a rough road in llie Blue
Ridge rane. away up in that part of
North Carolina where there is little
ci liiatio-than is tound in
111.. re of
any typical mountain (ountry; but the.
l'a.t was scarcely noticed by the man'
whose jog trotting little Jenney mean-- !
dertd stolidly along.
They were a peculiarly
pair this man and beast.
close observer they Viae cadi other
Most likely it was a
similarity in their dispositions, though
hasten to absolve Hall Jenkins from
the little creature's inherited
for while lie was humble and
p. .jent and stolid and stupid, he was
pocSi sseJ of no very nuu ked w ill power; r.nd we all understand tully the
in ar.iug of "stub'boin as a rnule."
It was prow i tie, warm, and Jenney
v. a; getting tired, as they
miles from Lowell, and it was
noon, and. tlvmgh she
r.o.v long past
could boast that her speed had been
on this ivily road. Jenney was
Uiiuking ol a
stream that they .should be Hearing,
and. if her steps were slower, they
were quite decided, while her ears Hew
forward and backward nioi'e rapidly.
'iro rider did not perceive
was thinking of the rude little hut
that was his home, and the pretty wife
who awaited him, and the child.
Alexander Bowen, Supt.,
How pleased .she would be with the
candy real red striped sticks and
the bright little dress he had bought
each other an' you've a nun to take
He remembered so vividly the
em an' treat 'em While -- all right. I5ut
old man had coughed, and, easThe
day he met Liza and the child at
'lows to see em well
in the chair, spat long as I live
ing himself around
ti. I A) well fair.
quite far off the little portico; then treated."
little one was trotting along cros.ted and recrossed his legs several
Hall expressed the proper gratitude
and prattling so cunningly that he times, and drawled out:
anu went back to Liza. Soon he took
.gave her some candy, after
so but ye her to his little home and provided
rhe l;ecame so friendly that she in- know Liza do be fond o' the chile. I her with all the rude comforts possisted upon him being her escort to guess ye be 'lowin' to take 'em both?-- ' sible, and right happy she seemed to
see the pigs and horses.
Hall smiled now to remember that be, and the child was a constant joy.
he war delighted at the opportunity
True, she was not his own, but she.
he grew almost angry at this, and reof meeting Liza and her parents, and
was Liza's, and ?o was his. and in
plied that he would not dream of sepsoon they were all good friends.
arating them, even if Liza should be his weekly visits to town he never
After this Jenney often made the willing.
forgot to bring a gift with which to
trip to Lowell, which fact
"Waa l, ye see. I 'low'd as how ye'd win from her a delighted ry and a
Thoi i.eh knowledge of the road; and
know that we uns don't know hearty hug.
one e.:y. Mall never knew how it hap- - better
be an' fur as
Jenney was very near her goal now,
promised to be his wile. who ihe chile's father
our love fur Liza goes, don't give a and at the sieht of its shining sur
i,l he weal in search of the old man
we loves 'em both, an' is glad face, jogged up a few steps and waded
ask L s consent, for this kind of duru;
on 'em. but et you an' her Is sot oiu la with evident delight. She went
is conducted about the same v. av
Sunday School Officers and Teachers
Interior View of Church
Wellsle Davis, Seb'y.
ber knesn, and itretched br
short iieck out to drink M sh Went
little deeper, while Hall pull! bis
feet tip on her back.
Truly, this was a cool, pl&at
place, and between drinks Jenney tfoi
admiringly a shady spot besicl tfce
road under some large trees. Vorily,
this was a good place to rest,
would not care to stay here loa: 6
knew of a much more promising
further on, where tbwe
would be loving hands to welooiSfl,
rind a nice dinner to refresh the Inner man. Poor Jenney! her reMonlot
could not reach so far; she had found'
a nice, cool place, that just suited nr,
ami when Hall finally urged ber to
mov3 on, she stepped a little further
in and planted her fore feet decidedly.
In up to