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Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - October 30, 1890, Hutchinson, Kansas t THURSDAY MORNTNG. OCTOBER 30 1800 THE CIRCUIT-RIDER. ! ift�miniaooncc9 of a Methodist Pr�-aidinff Older. lAn Intern* UnK Tjp� of OliUMtor Th�t H*� A!?, Bui Fft��ei1 Aw*y-,Toy� And TrlHli of tli� DlMDinlnntnr of Tt*1l(*ion Forty Tanrs Aco. "The Metliodlst preacher of to-day, standing in hif) costly broadcloth in a .lino church, proaclilng to a lurfffl unci ,w�H-drossr*t congregation, is u fur different personage from the Methodist � .ttfrcult-ridoj-h of forty years ago," paid jEov. C. (J. 'I'rtisdoll, presiding elder of the Chicago district, as ho leaned hack In his comfortable arnvidiatr and fell Into a reminiscent, strain of thought, to ft Chicago l'lvoniiig News reporter. "When 1 louU hack to tho old days," :;';�bnttniii'd U.o divine, "and recall "(ho Incidents that tiofoll me when, as a JOUilg ��-nn, I vviw :i circuit-rider, it, semns if tiicy worn terribly hard ; jtimrs. Yet w in:ii I was a circuit-rider I 4ld nor iiiui'h mind it, and I mipposo I : onduri'd an many hardships as Ibo ;:�verugetdn:uii-ridor. hooking hack to ; 'those day*they seem strange enough, ; and a liMlrtier hearing of the- trials of a circuii-rldiT would naturally Kay that ; his was a hard, lot- Well, perhaps U was; hut after all thoy wero fulfilling their duly and llirir aim ww* n highor ;, Olio than many who havo oaslor limes. "A circuit-rider was distinguished from a stationed prnachor by having two or mure, appointments'to 1111, whereas the regular prnachor was Htationed at some nlaci1 whom there in a congregation sulllc.lontly largo to require- all his time and onergios in looking aftor � :it. But a circuit-rider was a Mothodlst preacher who, taking tho word of Uod under liis arm, would mount hl� trusty steed and ride, from placo in his circuit, 'preaching to the fartnors who gathered -Jto hear him. He often preached every fday in the week, and perhaps three , (times on Sunday. It was no uncommon 'thing for Methodist otroult-rhlors to Shavo a UOO-mVln ciroult, with perhaps a (dozen appointments. So you soo thoy inovor had a moment's leisure, but mado jthoir homes whore chance or their horso '� ibrougtit them. "My first circuit was in Iowa, and I iwaa obliged to travel through Tama, 'Marshall and Story oounllca. 1 had from jftlx to ten appointments, and you may jrest assured I was kept busy. Kvery [Sunday in the year 1 preached threo {times-morning, afternoon and evening i-and ofttlmes during tho week. 1 would got up early Sunday morning and, jaftor oatlng my breakfast atid soo-llnjj that my borso was proporly cared ;for, start off for my first appointment, [ton or fifteen miles away. I carried Tny lllhle with ruo, and went |morrIly along over tho country roads, mlnging to myself and exchanging tfl&lutatloris with tho fow pcoplo 1 jmot on tho road. Whon I arrived at ray iflrst appointment, which was about ton o'clock, 1 would generally hold services, land then tako my dinner at some far-[mer'B house. And oh, how tho pcoplo iwonld turn out on those occasions! I '.'[tell you, they didn't havo a chance to go 'to church every day in tho week, nor � every Sunday, and when a preacher did rComo along, no matter how bud tho i/wanttacr wok, they turned out to a man, tandgavo liim a rousing welcomo that ihalf did away with tho discomforts of �ono'B long journoy. "Aftor a good substantial dinner at some farmer's 1 would sat out again and ;rlde to my next plaoo. I would preach jihero in tho afternoon, and then rldo to rtho nest place and preach there that rntght Then I'd stay all night at isomo former's, and tho noxt morning OOSQploto coy circuit. The people nl-"ways used me woll-1 believe they al-iways did use oiruuit-ridors well, and "whorover I stopped I was always suro of uretting the bout tbo bouBo could aiTord. (It was thoso little things that mado mo Iforgot tho luu-d and disagreeable part of -my work- Frfr H was bard and dlsagreo- able, there Is no uso in denying that. I iwould like to see somo of tho ministers of to-day riding over all kinds of roads, $a all kinds of weather, traveling through rain, Know and sleet, perhaps � --with garments soaked or frozen-, swira-�. jming orooks and putting up with hard .face; preaching In a miserable little ' isohool-hoiiBO, or in tbo open air, or In �Omo farmer's dwelling. ; "*AclJfcuiV'rldor didn't draw a princely ' (Salary, either. Tho Urst year I was a 1 Nolrcuit-ridor 1 didn't got a oont of pay- only twonty-Ovo oonts during the >.�apQtiiaUy adapted for this on account >of their dark color. Thoy were first --'mado by a confectioner who recoivod tho ( Inspiration from his stock of old swoots. A wonderful flower has been diacov-ilvred In the Isthmus of Tehuantepcc A.rlU ohlef peculiarity is tho habit of f4 *hangin(c^ �h! s=tid the younff man, "I am not takon in tho night before, his bruises ' uncas*; 1 iim us^ to this sort of thins � badhoon nnoh.U, and ho had been , b hai\b0 (aoc of ,^ clothing and preparing lor the road > uh a d)ili.s Bo( s |,,000,t �� Mv long-heeled cow-hides, 'wlfossboes, ! , i ., pression, for which t had exchanged a uniform robberies, and llttlo by Uttlo instances wore cited wherein tho skill and rapidity of tho theft was marvelous. Tbo young jeweler was advised to keep a sharp lookout for his diamonds. Was not General SomaronolT recently a victim to the cleverness of a robber who unfamiliar with care or ro- AN HOSPITABLE JAILER. Stirring Adventure of a Party of Union Prldonm-b Id tho fcmuth. From a stirring artlclo of adventure, "A Uard Road to Travel out of Dixie," by Lieutenant W. II. Staelton In tho Century, wo quota tho following: "At Greonvlllo wo woro lodged in the1 county jail to await tbo reconstruction of railway bridges, whon wo woro to bo transported to Columbia. Tho jail was a stone structuro, two stories in heights with halls tijrough the center on both floors and square rooms on each side. Tho lock was turned oti our little party of six in one of thoso upper rooms, having two grated windows looking down on tho walk. Through the door which opened on the hall a square hole was out as high as oho'b faco and largo enough to admit tho passage of a plato, Aside from the rigor of our confinement wo wore treated with marked kindness. Wo had scarcely walked about our dun* goon before the jailer's daughters woro Devoted to Ilia Cooirutlea. During the revolutionary war in Atuor-ica, two soldiers of tho army of Lord Comwallls went Into a houso and treated tbo inmates in a most shameful manner. A third soldier mot them coming out and recognized them. He was in no way to blamo, but sinco ho declined to givo up tbo names of his comrades, ho was sontenced to tho punishment they had incurred. Lord Corn-wallis rode up to him when on tho gallows. "Campbell," ho said, "what a fool you are to dio tbusl Giro up their nameal" "You aroln an enemy's country, my Lord," was tho Arm reply, "and you oan better spare ono man than two." And bo was hanged. waisWoatWitha0otton-wooledolddarky,BP0"alblhy.ofa"J,klnd- , , _ on the banks of tho Saluda, woro about I .0n, Tc'�nB 'V'"' w� tt" *0' out, '� partlns soles from uppers, and I kept "r the twain toother \,y winding my feet : form',a"d tho, Jo�ns Jowclor, ov.dont y with stout cords. At supper an extra : "of �v shing to make himself remark-ration was tfiven us. As soon as it wa3 , Cl o door, ho mountains, warning us of certain dan- i wa9 P�shod violently forward by somo gers. At eleven o'clock Miss Emma T ln 110 thr0"K; al th� sam0 J"0T0"' came with tho preat keys, and wo fol- th,� cond���y appeared and refused to lowed Ucr in single Die down tho stairs all�w "3 o leave the oarrlap. Tho and out into tho back yard of tho iail. traln, wf lbohlnd "me- h OBald' From tho broken p;ratin)Ts ln front, tbo ?te,ad 0 tho "3ual �w jnn full measure, etrivn to n>�v** 5ft'1 oontiimnd fn-�or of nil. Tnlstphona 7t�. J W