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THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE: LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, FEB. 1, 1890.
tfhat tho' she be a paraxon,
By every grace attended?
.What tho' Bbe be a damsel doweretl
By heaven with beauty splendid?
"What tho' ehe be a prodigy
Of parity and patience,
And eke also a millionaire
TJnpIucked by poor relations?
What tho' she be a miracle .
Oflovlioess and learning,
The undisputed cynosure
To which all eyes are turning?
What tho' she be a crowned queen,
With ne'er a notch above her.
What do I care for all her charms
So long as I don't love her?
What tho' she be a modest maid,
With not a pretty feature?
What though she be an awkward, shy
And homely little creature?
What tho' she have a freckled face?
What tho folks call her stupid,
And say she'd be the very last
Confederate of Cupid?
What though she wear a homespun gown
Instead ot silk or satin?
What tho' she's ignorant of Greek,
And knows no more of Latin?
What tho' forever to the wall
Her fairer sisters shove her,
She is the flower of all the earth
To me, if I but love her!
nOW NELLIE ELOPED.
Peeping through the leaves of a
vine-covered arbor, and watching
eagerly the path through the woods,
was a beautiful young girl. An anx
ious look was in her deep-blue eyes.
Pressing her hands over her heart,
as if to stop its heavy beating, she
"Oh, why does he not come? IIow
long he keeps me waiting. If he had
good news, he would come quicker.
I have not one bit of hope."
The pretty, rosy lips quivered, and
the girl stepped back and sank down
upon a mossy seat. She had not set
long when a sound light as the rust
ling of the leaves, caught her ear.
She sprang up, and for an instant
her eyes sparkled with excitement as
the slow, heavy ' step came nearer,
bringing in sight a tall-looking man,
whose face, if less stern, would have
been called handsome. Without
speaking, he clasped her in his arms,
ehakinghis head sadly.
"I felt it wras so, or you would have
come sooner," the young girl said,
resting her head against his should
er. "I had very little hope, Nellie; but
I went because you wished me to."
"What did father say, George?"
"The same old story, over and over
again; that since your childhood he
had intended you to be the wife of a
friend of his. He said, of course he
was quite an old man now, but he
would be so much more sensible than
some silly young man. Nellie, I
know if I was wealthier he would
give his consent, and George's dark
""Don't talk so please. I cannot
tell why father is so opposed to our
marriage, but I will never listen to
any other man but you, George; so
you may be sure, if papa will not let
me marry you, I will have no one
else," Nellie said, her eyes full of tears,
as she looked up at him.
"I have asked your father three
times to give his consent during the
last year, and each time he seemed
more determined to separate us and
wreck our happiness. I will never
ask him again, and he will never give
you to me. Now, what will we do?"
"Wait and hope. We can do noth
ing more," Nellie answered, the
tears rolling down her cheeks."
"Yes, we can! You can come with
me and be my little wife."
"No,no! I cannot do that. I would
not be happy. I should be miserable
and make you so."
"Then I can say or do nothing
more. He will not give you to me,
and you will not come. Oh, Nellie,
how can you send me away? You
know you are all the world to me.
I am alone in the world; no mother
or sisters to love me. Your father
has dear ones to comfort him.
Nellie, am I to leave you forever?"
His large dark eyes were looking
into hers, filled with love. How
could she resist?
"No, no, George; I should die if
you leave me, never to come again.
Oh, what am I to do? How can 1
bear it? I love you better than I do
my own life; believe me, dear, I do.
But father, how can I leave him? He
thinks more of me than the other
children. I am the eldest and more
like mother, he says. Now she is
gone, I must stay."
"And break your heart and mine,
"If I thought you would not care
"You would give me up, and before
many months would fall into your
father's way of thinking, and end by
marrying the man he wants you to,"
George fcUid, tatving his arms lroin
around her and turing away.
"Oh, George, how can you talk so
to me, when you know how much I
think of you?"
"Well, Nellie, it is useless for me to
talk longer. I had better say good
bye, and go."
"Oh, I cannot let you go. What
am I to do?" she said, dropping her
head in her hands and sobbing as
though her heart would break.
"Be my wife, Nellie, before I return
to B , and go with me. Your
mother liked me. I know if she were
lip"r" Vie Tcor'H "lond for no."
"Yes, she liked you, and perhaps in
her home above she will pity me and
win for me forgiveness from my
Heavenly Father, as well as my
earthly one, for I can resist no long
er, George," she said. Resting her
head on his shoulder, she promised
oil that he wished.
"The last night at home," Nellie
said to herself; "to-morrow I must
go, to return lo more. If father
should ever consent to have me back,
I could never be again to him what I
am now. He would have no faith in
Very tenderly the little brother and
sister .were cared for that night, her
..hand resting on each little head as
they repeated taeto .mple prayer
after her. As they rssc from their
knees to receive the g?0..1-night kiss
Katie, the little sister, it?: "Nellie,
pray now, please." And Nellie felt
that her mother above was pleading
through hef child. She bowed her
head and asked to be shown the bet
ter way, and that she might be led in
the right path. She then tucked them
away in their little beds, and her
work was done.
"I will go to father to-night and
beg him to yield. He must give up,"
he said, as she went to her room.
The evening was very warm, and
Nellie thought she would change her
dress for alight one. The dark one
was laid aside and a white one wrap-
Eed her slender form. She f n
rushed the clustering ringlets, and
coiled her hair high on the top of her
"Now I will go down. Father will
be alone and no one to disturb us."
She stopped just outside the door,
clasping her hands whispered:
"Mother in heaven, plead for me."
Softly she opened the door and
peeped into the room. 'Her father
was sitting with his back toward her,
leaning his head on a table before
him, scattered over with open letters.
She stepped back, still standing in
the same room. She dared not in
terrupt him. The rustle of her dress,
light as it was, must have caught his
ear, for he raised his head.
"Mary, my wife!" he said, starting
up and moving forward. Nellie stood
trembling, afraid to speak. She
raised her eyes and saw a form, robed
as in life the same sweet face and
nrv-kllon lioir rMi im-Vi h Knrlr mm
clear, white forehead. "Oh, mother,"
she whispered. The room was lighted
only by the moonbeams, but she
could see the vision of her mother
Nellie stole from the room as noise
lessly as she could. She went to her
own room again and sat down.
Looking up she saw the same vision
as a few minutes before. Getting up
and walking nearer, she saw herself
reflected in a large mirror, dressed as
her mother had been accustomed to.
"How much I do look like her. Now
I know father saw.me in the large
mirror opposite which I stood. I did
not mean to deceive him, heaven
knows. I cannot leave him; no, no,
I must not. I will ffive up neither,
but trust to God to decide."
With these thoughts in her mind,
she sank into a sweet sleep. Early
the next morning she was in the din
ing room as usual, caring for the lit
tle ones around her. A gentle, sym
pathetic light shone in Mr. Ford's
eyes as they rested on his daughter.
How motherly she looked. She wait
ed upon the children, patiently listen
ing to and answering all their ques
tions. At last they were satisfied.
Her father reading his morning pa
pers, she stole away from the house.
"I cannot leave him, George; in
deed I never can, without his con
sent. I have tried to make my mind
up to it. How can I give up either,
when I love you both so well?"
"You have broken your promise to
me, Nellie, and trifled with me,
too. You will probably nev
er see me again after this
morning, if I leave you. Are you
determined to st ay at home?"
"Yes, I must stay; it's my duty
What could f ather do with two small
She raised her face pleadingly to
"You won't leave me, George,
without a kiss or a kind word?"
He turned back, and, gathering her
in his arms, covered her face with
kisses. Then, pushing her rudely
from him, he started as fast as he
"Nellie sprang after him.
Forgive me; you think I have
been deceiving you, but I have not.
It is almost like death to think of
"Oh. Nellie," he cried, going back
Thinking he would make one more
appeal, he said, "Nellie, won't you
come? Can you not trust your hap
piness in my hands?"
"No, no! Go!"
He turned away angrily, and Nellie
sank sobbing on the grass.
She raised her head. Beside her,
with a sad face, stood her father.
Just back of him was her lover, with
a doubtful expression on his features.
"George, I'm so glad you have
come back," she said, withjoy spark
ling in her eyes.
"Yes, as it has been so long since
you saw him last," Mr. Ford said,
with an amused smile.
"I feared it would be for years, and
perhaps forever," Nellie answered,
wishing she dared to ask why he had
"What did you intend to do, after
sending this young man away? Mar
ry the man I have chosen for you?''
"No, father, never! I intended to
be a dutiful daughter, and not mar
ry against your wishes that was all
only hoping that something might
change your mind. It has been my
prayer for many long months."
"Your prayers have done their
work, then," he said. "My child, you
will marry to suit your father. Here,
George, take her. I ought, to scold
you lor trying to coax her away from,
me. I heard it all this morning. But
I forgive you and bless you. Be kind
to her and she will make you happy.
She has always been a good girl, and
will make you a loving wife. God
bless you both my children.
This is the way Nellie's elopement
A New Hat Iron.
An enterprising young electrician in
Washington, recently married, who
had occasion to spend the evening
down town with some friends from
New York, was shocked to find, as he
was about to go home, that his new
silk hat had, in some unexplained
manner, beyome badly rumpled.
Shops that "block your hat while
you wait" were closed and for a mo
ment Benedict was in distress, but
his ingenuity did not fail him. Step
ping into a restaurant lighted by
electricity he found an incandescent
lamp attached to a long flexibio con
ductor, and with this he deftiy and
quickly ironed out the wrinkles from
his battered tile and hastened horr.p
to his waiting wife.
Crowing Old and Feeling
"Growing old" does not seem to
have reference to the number of year?,
months and days of life, when we call
to mind some hale and hearty people
of ninety, and others broken and
feeble at forty. We all know that a
weak condition of body makes one
appear old, but I firmly believe that
the state of one's mind has primarily
more to do with preserving youth or
hastening febleness than anything
else; therefore occupation of a profit
able, congenial character seems to
me the best antidote for feeling old.
I do not mean exhausting work, but
occupation so absorbing that it will
take one away from one's self.
Indeed, so far as I have observed
and experienced, there is no occupa
tion so belittling, unprofitable and
destructive as a constant contempla
tion of one's self. I have in mind a
woman of means and consequent
elegant leisure, who has spent years
in studying the condition of her pulse
and her bodily symptons generally,
and prescribing therefore, until she is
now, at the age of forty, a broken,
nervous woman. If she had been
obliged to concentrate her energy (of
which she had an abundance) upon
earning her living, she would prob
ably have been well and strong to
day. I know another woman of
means who has called herself an
old ,maid ever since she was
twenty-five and dressed according
ly, and grown sour and wrinkled,
because that seemed the proper thing
to do, while her less fortunate (?)
schoolmates, some of whom are single
and obliged to earn their daily bread,
and others of whom are mothers of
children are cheerful, bright eyed
Another woman of my aquaint-
ance, not less than fifty years of age,
the mother of a large family, has
kept the fire of her . youth by great
activity, not only at home, but in
society. As a girl, she was a music
ian, and, contrary.to the usual cus
tom, has kept up her music under
circumstances that would have been
discouraging to a woman of less en
ergy. It is not unusal now to see
her arranging for a musicaleforsomo
charitable purpose. In this way she
has kept herself interested and her
heart youthful. And just here I wish
to say that a woman is unwise to
relinquish any accomplishments if
she can possibly retain them. Can
she not see that they are a power,
and that anything that gives a wom
an power cannot fail to bring her re
spect and happiness.
Do not imagine that over-dressing
will retain or bring back the beauty
of youth; it only serves to call atten
tion to defects, if any exist, and to
make the wearer ridiculous. There is a
beauty that belongs to every age,
though we do not see it as often as
we ought, as so few people grow old
gracefully; but the beauty of a sweet
and noble life cannot tail to be re
flected in the face, and in many a
woman uch beauty outrivals that of
Although the most blessed lot of
woman is that of a happv wife and
mother, there is no reason why a
single woman should grow cross and
crabbed and snarled and wrinkled;
a single woman, if lovely andlovable
in character, may always find some
thing about which her affections may
entwine, and as for using her surplus
energy, there is plenty of work in the
world for those qualified to doit. In
these days, with the numerous ave
nues of work open to women, it is not
necessary for a single woman to grow
old as a drudge in her sister's family,
with a competsation of board and
cast-off clothing, as was formerly the
case. She can now take care of her
self, and be as well dressed and as
highly respected as her married sister
With men, as well as with women,
a moderate amount of occupation
rather than abundant leisure will pre,
serve youth. Most of our public men
break down, grow prematurely old,
and die from overwork and nervous
strain. Business men as a rule take
too little recreation, or at least a
change of occupation; it will not an
swer to allow the mind to dwell con
tinuously upon one subject. But my
observation of business men shows
that it is better to die in the harness
than to retire from business and rust
out. When a man of boundless ac
tivity, in good health, makes up his
mind to retire from business, he
might as well make up his mind to
die. The active mind must feed upon
something, and in this case it will
feed upon his very life. I have seen
men grow old sitting by the fire at
home, smoking, or sitting on the
barrels at the country grocery, smok
ing and meditating upon smoke (I
imagine), while their wives were wear
ing them selves out by exerting energy
enough for themselves and their hus
We are never too old to learn,
though some of us seem to stop learn
ing early in life. Some people reach
the highest tide of success at a time
generally regarded as the ebb of life.
It is said that Fanny Fern had never
written a word for publication until
she had passed her fortieth birthday.
She was unconscious of her latent
powers until misfortune bode her ex
ert them. Not long ago I read of a
man who began to learn the Greek
language at the age of sixty. With
in sight of the place where 1 am writ
ing is a man who, after having been
discharged from Government employ,
a situation held for years, embarked
in a successful business for himself at
the age of eighty.
From these illustrations there is
only one inference: We become old
only when we cease to take an inter
est in our own affairs, and in the af
fairs that surround us. Correspon
dent Albany Cultivator.
A practical joker undertook to
touch young Mr. Wilson's neck with
his (lighted) cigar at Biddeford, Me.
He touched young Mr. Wilson's cel
luloid collar instead. The collar
p romptly disappeared and a big cir
cular blister took its place.
Twelve years after the death of
the last Pope Pius, his nephew has
brought suit against his successor for
the recovery of a large sum of money
on deposit in a London back in the
name of Pius, alieging that it was t he
tatter's private pr operty.
A Strong Grip.
Forest and Stream. , ,
Col. Hooker, who is at once a very
hospitable cotton planter, a genial
gentleman, and one who has been a
keen sportsman in his younger days
relates the following:
In the neighborhood of his planta
tion in the Mississippi bottoms, there
was an abundance of game, rucIi as
bear, deer, turkeys, etc., but a dense
canebrake interposed between his
house and the best hunting grounds,
which necessitated a long detour to
get around it. To obviate this he
determined to cut a "hack" (in the
vernacular) through the brake, which
was about half a mile wide. He
sent a man one morning to the op
posite side of the brake to cut through
the cane to the house, while he him
self, with canekuife in hand, proceed
ed from his side to meet him.
After penetrating the brake quite a
distance the colonel's attention wan
attracted by the outcry of some ol
his dogs who hid gone out with him.
It soon proved that they were mak
ing directly towards thecolonel, who
had not encumbered himself with a
gun, and therefore stood weaponless,
exl-epting the cane knife, and awaited
developments. The bear showed up
pretty soon, making excellent time
through the cane, but he was quite a
small specimen, and was overhauled
by the loremost dogs when very near
the colonel's position. That gentle
man suddeniy conceived the idea of
capturing the bear alive, and with
that view rushed into the melee, kick
ed the dogs aside, and laid hold of
the bears neck with both hands. The
bear struggled hard to get away and
the colonel strained every nerve to
hold him, all the time yelling with
all the breath he could spare for his
assistant to como to his help. The
other man, who has several
hundred yards away, made all the
haste he could to reach the scene of ex
citement ,his interest greatly height
ened by the combined baying of the
dogs, yelling of the colonefand squall
ing of the bear. But the cane being
very thick his progress was very
much impended, and thecolonel, near
ly exhausted by the tremendous
strain upon his muscular and nerv
ous systems, was on the point ofgiv
ing up the contest and getting clear
of the bear's claws and teeth, when
his companion came within calling
distance and shouted an inquiry as
to what the trouble was. The colonej
shouted back: "Come quick! I've
got a bear! He's about to get away!
Bun and help me hold him!" The man
came up with all speed to relieve the
colonel from his perlious and awk
ward positian, and at once laid hold
of the bear with both hands, Col.
Hooker then released his grasp, and
discovered that the poor little bear
was stone dead he had choked him
Missions Nearer Home.
The larger number of church mem
bers who take only an apathetic inter
est in foreign missions will derive
much encouragement from the speech
of a Boston clergyman at the con
vention of Christian Endeavor
Societies at Chicago. "What is the
use," asked this gentleman, "of dis
cussing foreign missions when there
are 10,000 foreign infidels and idol
worshipers landing on our shores
every month. There is ample room
for foreign missionary labor right in
the United States. Boston, with
600,000 people, has no more than
25,000 members of Protestant
churches ; New York with its 2,000,
000 people, has less than 90,000
Protestants, and Chicago, with 800,
000 people, has fewer than 100,000
Protestants. There are 2,860,000
people in these three cities who do
not attend our churches. Why then
should we go to India or China, or
Germany or Italy, to preach the
Gospel? If the Bible is true, those who
do not believe on the Lord Jesus have
nothing before them but eternal
destruction. About 80,000 die and
go to perdition every year."
The Rats Took the Morning
Afamily of rats have amazingly dis
turbed the family in whose cellar they
dwelt. For several days in succes
sion the morning paper, which was
left upon the front steps of the house
early every morning wa3 missing.
Complaint was madeat the office of the
paper, and it was found that the sheet
had been properly delivered right
along. Some days later a neighbor
who had risen early in the morning,
happening to lookout of his window,
saw two large rats upon the door
step of the house opposite. He
watched their movements for a while,
and saw them take the morning
paper and disappear with it under
the piazza. He reported what he
had seen, and an investigation show
ed that the rats had burrowed from
beneath the porch to the cellar, and,
in a secluded spot had built a nest
and were rearing a promising bateh
of young. The nest was constructed
out of Hartford morning newspapers.
Two Big Herds of Sheep.
Messrs. Seldomridge and Pebbles,
of this city, are now making prepara
tions to dispose of their two large
herds of sheep which they purchased
in New Mexico last spring. Last
spring these gentlemen handled in
the neighborhood of 17,000 head,
which were bought in northern New
Mexico and sold before they reached
the Arkansas river. In January of
the present year Mr. Pebbles went to
New Mexico and contracted for the
two herds which are now being driv
en to Kit Carson on the "Arkansas
Pacific railroad. These sheep were
selected from the most improved
breeds within a radius of 200 miles
of Las Vejras, and vere bought es
pecially for feeders and the eastern
markets. The first herd, numbering
10.000 head, arrived at Kit Carson
and several large eastern dealers will
inspect them there. The other herd
numbering 17.000 will arrive at the
same place about the 20th. Colora
do Springs Bepublic.
The Suicidal Mania.
That Californian who shot his head
off by tying a handkerchief from tho
toes of his foot to the triggers of a
double-barreled shotgun and the fir
ing both barrels at once, certainly
adopted an ingenious method of get
ting out of the world. Here is a
pointer for those who are anxious to
gain notoriety by jumping from
bridges or going through Niagara's
rapids in barrels. They can rid tho
world of their presence more expedi
tiously, and at the same time leave
behind a reputation for nerve and
daring, by using this method of self
destruction. There are fashions in
suicide, just as in everything else, and
it is not improbable that the Califor
nia device may supplant, to a consi
derable extent, the rope, the pistol,
the explosive oil can, and even that
popular agent of death known as
Rough on Bats.
The alarming increase in the num
ber of suicides is one of the strangest
phases of modern times. Those who
have been constant readers of the
daily press for the last few months
cannot have failed to notice that
the mania for suicide appears to be
spreading like an epidemic. Reports
commonly close with the words "No
cause is known," and wherever a rea
son is assigned it usually appears so
trivial that a man of sound intellect
can only wonder how any sane being
could have found in it a motive for
taking his own life.
Generally it will be found that the
suicide is a man who is puffed up
with too great ideas of his own im
portance. He persuades himself that
the world neglects to pay proper
tribute to his genius and worth, and,
to get even, he removes himself to
the bourne from which no traveler
returns. Poor fool! He forgets that
suicide is a cowardly way of ac
knowledging his insignificance; for
gets that his act will cause a one
day's sensation and he will be little
missed thereafter, and he loses sight
of the fact that even when the great
est men die the busy, bustling world
moves on as before, and their names
soon sink into oblivion. There would
be fewer suicides if men were taught
to realize their own insignificance,
and made to understand how thor
oughly indifferent the world is to the
affairs of individuals.
A Tree That Yields Milk.
The cow tree, that botanical curi
osity of South America, grows on the
broad, barren plains of Venezuela,
where it would be next to impossble
to find food to slack one's thirst were
it not for this wise provision of na
ture. The sap of the cow tree, as its
name implies, resembles milk, both
in looks and taste. A slight balsam
ic taste has been imported by some
naturalists who have drank ot the
strange liquid; otherwise it was said
to "have the flavor ofrichcream and
to be very wholesome and nourish
ing." The tree itself frequently attains a
height of 100 to 125 leet, it .being
not unusual to see a trunk of this
species seventy to eighty feet, perfect
ly smooth and without a limb. A
hole bored into or a wound made in
the bark of this wonderful tree is al
most immediately filled with a lac
teal like lluid. which continues to
flow for some days, or until it co
agulates at the mouth of the wound
and forms a waxy mass, which stops
Humboldt, the first to give a scien
tific description of the baobad tree of
Africa, was the first to tell of the
wonders of the cow tree, as it was
called in his time. St. Louis Repub
lic Dueling Stories.
A Georgia Judge, celebrated as a
duelist, who had a leg lost and who
was known to be a dead-shot challeng
ed a Colonel somebody, a humor
ous character and a man of great
attainments. Friends tried to pre
vent the meeting, but to no effect.
The parties met on the grounds,
when the Colonel was asked if he was
ready. "No," he replied. "What
are you waiting for, then?" inquired
the Judge's second. "Why, sir,"
said the Colonel, "I have sent my
boy into the woods to hunt a beo
gum to put my leg in, for I don't in
tend to give the Judge any ad vantago
over me. You see he has a wooden
leg." The party laughed and the
fight was broken up.
Curran, the celebrated Irish barris
ter, was to fight a duel with a man
much larger than himself, but his
opponent objected on the ground
that, being the largest, he stood in
the most danger of being hit. But
Curran said that it should make
no difference. They could chalk of! a
space on his adversary's body the
exact size of his own form, and he
would promise to shoot within the
lines, and any shot outside of that
line shouldn't count. The proposal
was not accepted, but the duel was a
Twins, Triplets and QuacJrJ
Twins do not happen more than
300 times a year in a population of
1,000,000, and seldom hit the same
family twice. Triplets are - rare
enough to be curiosities. It is esti
mated that not one woman in 100,
000 has given birth to three children
at one time, and, although there is
on record in the old medical works
the case of a German peasant woman
who had twelve children at four
births three each time and a Mich
igan woman who is given the credit
of having produced a dozen children
at five births inside of seven years
quadruplets once, triplets once, twins
twice and a lone yonngster on the
last occasion. Such instances of fe
cundity are rarer than new planets,
and the lady entitled to the cake for
having had fotjr children at a birth
is not to b fesnd once in n crowd of
300,000 married women. The wom
an who has given birth to five chil
dren at once is alone among 2,000,
000 of her kind. St. Louis Republic.
Negro Plowman's Song.
IiU Edward. I. Oldham.
De springtime am er-comen en dis darky's
heart am light,
Wen de sap hit felts ter runnin in do trees.
En I wants ter be er-laughin' Tom de lnornin
tell de night, ' .
En er-playin lak de green leabes in de
I feel so monstrous lazy dat I does n't want
En dis mule o' mine he foolin in de row,
'Ca'se he feels jis like he marster, en he's try
in' fer ter shirk.
En I has ter larrup him ter meek him go.
En now I feels lak hummin' on some ole-time
Wile de mockin'-bird am singin Tom de
De medder-larks en robins am er-fus6in all
As de cotton-tail goes dartin frough do
Wile up de crick de turkle-dove am courtin
ob its mate.
En de bumblebee is buzzin' all erroun',
WT,ilede martins am er-twitfrin at er most
En de hoss-tiy am er-friskln' up en down.
I laks ter smell de clover as hit tangles in mer
En ter see de purty blossoms hs'ah en dar.
Wile de dogwood buds is bustin' in do low
ground whar dey grows.
En de honeysuckle sweeten all de a'r.
En soon de Juicy peaches will be drappin ter
En de red-6treaked apples tumble too:
Den de curl on do melon vine will turn er
Er-layin' in de sunshine en de dew.
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. Will bo pleased to quoto prices for grain to
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W. D. NICHOLS
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