Apples for the ladies.
--We learn that an old gentleman, from Blount county
, with a load of fine apples, in going by the Baptist Church yesterday evening, and on seeing (as is always the case) a large number of our patriotic and benevolent ladies busily engaged sewing, supposed it to be a tailor's shop,
and went in and endeavored to sell them his apples.
The ladies informed him that they were working for the soldiers, and they had no money to buy his apples.
The old gentleman studied awhile, asked if they did not get paid for the work they were doing.
They, of course, told him they did not; that they were working for our brave soldiers in the field, and that their object was purely a benevolent and charitable one.
Whereupon the old man said,
"Well, I suppose you want the apples, and as you are working for the soldiers, you can have lem for nothing,"
and he generously donated his whole load of fine apples to the ladies.-- Montgomery Mail.