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Reporting A Quaker Meeting

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Henry Bloodgood was young ] cent, and fresh from rural scones when he first carne to Philadelphia and began his career as a reporter on a moruing newspaper. And so one Wednesday j some of the reporters told Henry that there was going to be an important j ing at a certain Friends' meeting house, j and perhaps he had better go up and j make a fiúl report of the proceedings. Henry Bloodgood was not at all familiar with the method of worship indnlged in by Friends ; so he got three or four quires of paper, and six lead pencils sharpened at both ends, and he went up to that meeting house, innocent as a lamb, and spread his paper out over his hat, and seízed a lead pencil, and sat there in guileless simplicity waiting for the proceedings to procoed. It was a silent meeting that day, and Henry Bloodgood remained upon that bench for two long hours, getting more and more nervous every minute, and at last madder and madder. At the end of the second hour Mr. Bloodgood considered that he could stand it 110 longer ; so he aróse excitedly and weut over to an aged Friend who sat on a bench with an exaggerated hat. The exasperated reporter seized liini by the arm and exclainied: " See here, old man, when is this blamed thing going to commence ? " , Two energetic Friends arose and gently led Henry to the portal, and he went home in sadness. His soul filis with gloom now whenever the Society of


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Michigan Argus