Sayings of the Darkies

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Sayings of the Darkies - to he of at his by of of of of Beorr* Nature of...
to he of at his by of of of of Beorr* Nature of the Filet—A Snbstltatet lor dlarrUge—A Vagro'i IlUttrattoa From New York Sun: The southern darkies are a constant source of amusement, amusement, when they are not the cause of unmitigated wrath, to the northern people people who go down there among them. The other day a young northern woman, woman, living in Washington and posseasedl of a deep and abiding antipathy for, flies, complained to Luclnda, the colored colored servant, that there were a good many of the pests in the house.' "1 don't'see, Luclnda," she remarked severely, severely, "how all these flies could get in if you kept the screen doors closed." "Well, I dunno, ettheh, Miss," cheerfully cheerfully remarked Luclnda. "But you .know they is of a secret nachuh, Miss." Down in Mississippi, in one of the lumber-towns, lumber-towns, which is owned by northerners, northerners, the house servants and some of the laborers are darkles. They are not very strict in their notions of law and order, and they have their own and very lax Ideas along the line of matrimony. matrimony. Wives and husbands are swapped swapped off with such freedom and frequency frequency that it is rather hard to keep track of the exact contemporaneous combination among the negroes at a given time. The colored people have solved the delicate point of expressing exact relationship by avoiding the subject' subject' of matrimony altogether. '"Llze she's cookin' fur Duke Johnson now." That's the way they put it. The woman woman doesn't "marry" anybody. She "cooks fur" him. One of these darkies was telling about a woman on a steamboat. steamboat. The levee had caved so that the boat had to land further up than usual. It was at night and the searchlight, turned on the bank, did not reveal anything anything familiar to the woman. She hung back, therefore, and the darky who had been detailed to put her ashore didn't know what to do. "She stoodjj^ tbah like a horse lookin' at a strangeT gate," he said. It was this same negro who was one day listening to one of his acquaintances dilate on experiences with the Lord. From the darky's accounts accounts these experiences seemed to have been extremely intimate, and without a word of comment the negro spoke up and said: "Wen you all seen de Lord, wah He?" That 1 B to say:* When you saw the Lord, where was

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  1. The Belleville Telescope,
  2. 15 Jul 1898, Fri,
  3. Page 6

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