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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 17, 1891)
TWICE TEN YEARS.
I remember it as well as if it were yes
terday. Tlie carriage stood at the door
that was to take me back to school for
the spring term. My mother gave me
innumerable instructions, smoothed my
collar and adjusted my cap on my head
properly, then gave ire a kiss and stood
looking wistfully at nm as 1 went down
the walk and got into the carriage.
A month or two later it was iu June
I iink after a hard struggle one after
noon with some figures, all about a ship
and a cargo and the profit aDd all that
1 went out to join the b;ys. When I
reached the j .lay ground they were gone
and there was nothing for me to do but
amuse myself as be.-it I could. I strolled
around the ho.iso with my hands in my
pockets (which my mother had told me
distinctly I must not do), and suddenly
remembering her instructions took
them out again; then, tor want of better
amusement. I began to whistle.
Next to t!i school there was a pretty
cottage separated from the school house
by a board Jeiic?. The two houses
wero not K)'J feet apart, and I could
look right through under the trees, and
there on the croquet ground stood a
girl, a trii'.e younger than myself, look
ing straight at me.
Now, when a boy suddenly finds hira
observed by a girl he feels very queer.
1 remember that very welL My hands
were right into my pockets, but re
mem Ijering; that was not the correct
thing to do in the presence of a girl I
took them directly out again. Then I
concluded that it would la a good way
to show how little I was embarrassed
by turning twice around ou my heel, a
movement on which I greatly prided
myself. After that I don't remember
now it was so long ago what new
capers I cut. Hut one thing is very
certain. 1 was soon hunting for some
thing I pretended to have lost iu the
grass besido the lence.
"If it's your knife you've lost." I
heard a little voice say, "it isn't there.
I picked up a knife thern a week ago
but it was all rusty and no good."
"Oh, never mind," I said, looking up
mU two eyes away back in a sunbonnet
k wasn't much of a knife anyway and
Pve got another."
Are you one of the boys at the
"What reader are you in?"
"Do you study geography ?"
"What's the capital of the United
I scratched mv head.
-i tten'i remember that," I admitted
reluctantly. "I'm first rate on capitals
but I can't recollect that one."
"Why didn't you go off with the
"I was behind with my Sums. I ex
pect they've gone to the river. I like
the woods pretty well, they're full of
'And snakes," she added.
"I'm int. afraid of snakes."
"Nor lizards. I suppose you're afraid
to go there.'
"No, I'm not."
"If you want to go there now, and
are atraid, 1 don't mind going along
just to keep off snakes and things."
She looked wistfully out at the wood.
I can see her now leaning on her mallet
deliberating if such a process can be
called deliberation where the conclusion
is predetermined the straight lithe
figure poised between the mallet and
and one foot one little leg crossed on
the other-peering out at the forest
(Suddenly, without any warning she
dropped the mallet and started for the
We were not long in crossing the
field and were walking in the dense
hade when sue stopped and looking at
me with her expressive eyes said:
"How still it is in here! It seems to
me lean almost bear it be still."
"Yes, it is pretty solemn," I replied.
"Let't go on; the river winds around
down there and we can see the water
go over the dam."
I heard a distant voice calling
"Julia." It was very faint: she did
not bear it; I stood a moment heslta
Come, let's go," I said starting for
"Julia," I heard again more faintly
I hurried her on, fearing the would
bear the voice and torn back.
' Presently we emerged from the wood
ad stood by the river. I was familiar
with the ground, and led my little
friend directly to the dam.
"Most of the boy are afraid to walk
out on that dam," I said.
-I'd be afraid."
' "Bat you're only a girl; a boy ought
n't to bt afraid." With that I started
boldly out, occasionally standing on
one foot and performing sundry antics
to snow what a brave brave boy I was.
Then I case part way back and called
to her to omm.
' "Oli, no," ant said; "I'm afraid."
f -ktrai&t Tea little roots! wl.h me
to hot OB tor
Cetvtat kar fear mi a CegmCSm
trrHwtJ Kt tri k&m I was
jHj.t j; ,
portion of the dam lower than the rest.
I turned my back to step up on the post,
it was but a moment. 1 heard a cry,
and saw Julia in the flood. The ei-
pres-sion that was in her eyes is to this
day stamped clearly on my memory
an expression of mingled reproach and
I could scarcely swim adozeu strokes,
but not a second had elapsed before 1
was in the flood.
1 swam and struggled and buffeted
to reach her; all in vain. An eddy
whirled me in a different direction. My
strength was soon exhausted. I was
borne down the river, sinking and ris
ing, till I came to a place where 1
caught a glimpse as 1 came to the sur
face of a man running along some
planks extending into the river and
raised above the water ou posts. My
feet became entangled in weeds. 1
sank. I beard a great roaring in my
ears, then oblivion.
When I came to I was lying on my
back. I remember the first thing I saw
was a light cloud sailing over the clear
blue. There was air of quiet and
peace in it that contrasted with my own
sensations. Thenlsiw a man on his
knses beside something he was rubbing.
I turned my head aside and saw it was
a little figure a girl, Julix She was
cold and stark.
My agony was far greater than when
I had plunged after her into the stream
Then I hoped and believed that if she
were drowned I would be also. Now 1
saw herbes de me lifeless, and I lived.
Then some men came, and the man
who was rubbing Julia said to them,
"Take care of the boy; the girl is too far
gone." They took me up and carried
me away aud laid me for awhile on a
bed iu a strange Louse. Then 1 was
iven to the school.
The next day my father came and
took me home. 1 was ill after that,
too ill to ask about Julia, but when 1 1
recovered what a load was taken from
my mind to know that by dint of rub
bing and rolling and a stimulant she
had been brought to and had recovered.
I also learned that the man who cared
for us had seen Julia fa!l and had re
scued her. "When 1 saw running along
the planks it was to his boat chained to
That summer my father removed
with his family to the Pacific coast.
He was obliged to wait some time for
my recovery, but at last I was able to
travel, and left without again seeing
the little girl whom I had led into dan
ger. 1 only neara mat i uau oeen
blamed by every one.
Ten years passed, during which I was
constantly haunted by one idea; that
was to go back to New Lngland, find
Julia and implore her forgiveness.
The years thai 1 must be a boy and de
pendent seemed interminable. At last
1 came of age and received a small for
tune that had fallen to me, aud as s.;on
as the papers in the case were duly
signed and sealed I started east.
It was just about the same time of
the year and the saa.ehourof the after
noon as when I first saw Julia that 1
walked into the old scool grounds. I
had fully intended to go in next door
aud call for her, but my courage failed
me. J. nau neara nounng ol ner ior.
years, nasstieaeaar was sue uvuig r
Was she in her old home, or far away i j
These thoughts chased each other
through my mind and I dreaded to
1 was standing at the school entrance
with my hand on the bell when 1 heard
door in the next house open aud then
shut. From that moment I could leel
that Julia was near me. She came out
of the house a slender, graceful girl of
nineteen, and picking up a croquet mal
let commenced to knock the balls about.
I wanted to make myself known, but
dreaded the horror with which she
would regard me when she should know
who 1 WHS.
"1 beg pardon," I said, raising my
hat, "can you tell me if the school is
still there?" pointing to the house.
"It was moved some years ago, ' she
replied, regarding me with the old hon
"1 was one of the scholars.
"Indeed!" She spoke without any
farther enourgement for me to go on.
1 see the wood has not been cut
away," 1 added, glancing toward it.
"No, it does not seem to be.
"Were you ever there?"
"Oh, yes, often."
"Ana is that old dam still across the
"I believe it is."
"Were you ever on the dam?"
She looked at me curiously, I went
on without waiting for a reply:
"Would you mind showing me the
way to it? It la along while siucel
8be drew herself up with a slight
hauteur. Then thinking that perhaps
I was mtarcusfrnneti to the convention
al ways of civilized life, she said pleas
antly: "Yon have only to walk through the
wood straight pack of the house and
you will come to It"
"Thank yon," I replied, "but I hoped
yon would snow sm tint way."
32oi Julia," I said, altering my tone
"Iowa new yon wheal was a boy
"IfcJMW a number of the scboUrs
standi, acta tatstsofdi "who may
' "U win
pilot me to the dam," I said "I will in
She thought a moment, then turned
and looked out at the wood. With the
the quick motion with w hich she had
made the same move as a child she
started forvi ard.
We walked bide by side to the wood
through it and ou. on the river bank
There was the water and the dam;
everything as it had been.
' Did you ever try to walk out t! ere?"
"Jnce, when J was a child, I came
here with a boy, aud we walked to
where the water pours over. 1 net
with an accident. 1 fell iu."
"The boy overperuaded you, I i'jp-Itose?-
It was difficult for mo to (.--iKe.it a
certain trepidation at l he mention of
"Xo, I went of my oivn accord."
"He certainly must have been to
blame. He was older and stronger
"tin the contrajy," she said, with a
slight rising irrita.ion, "he jumped after
me like the noble little fellow that he
I turned away on examining a boat
down the river.
"At any r.ite he must have begged
your forgiveness on his bended knees
for jiermittiug you to go into such a
"I never saw him again lie went
I fancied - at least I hoped I could
detect a tinge of sadness iu her voice.
"1 have often wished," she went on,
'that he would come back, as the other
scholars sometimes do, as you are now,
and let me tell him how much 1 thank
him for his noble effort.
"Julia," 1 said, suddenly turning and
lacing her, "this is too much, 1 am that
boy. I led you into the wood. I forced
you to go out on the da n with me 1
permitted you to fall in."
"And more than atoned for all by
risking your life to save me!"
Ah, that look of surprised delight
which accompanied her words! It was
worth all my past years of suffering, of
fancied blame; for in it 1 read how
dearly she held the memory of the boy
who had at least shared the danger for
which he was responsible.
1 do not remember ir she grasped my
hand or I grasped hers. At any rate
we stood hand in hand looking into
each other's faces.
1 blessed the Providence that ended
my punishment; 1 blessed the good
fortune that had led me to a knowledge
of the kindly heart beside me. Of all
the moments of my life 1 still count it
far the happiest.
Then we walked back through the
woods, over the intervening field, and
stood together ie;miug against the
fense be. ween the old seh'jul and hei
We did not p.irt after hat for another
ten years. Then she left nie, to go
whence 1 can never recall her. Yet
there is a trystiug place iu the woods,
tk-ough which we once passed as chil
li Mi, and often afterward as lovers.
Tiere I watch the flecked sunlight and
mark the silence; and it seems to me
that I can ''hear it be still.'. More than
that, 1 know Hie pure soul looks at me
through the honest eyes. F. A
GliiNK nnd Paste Diamond.
Of late years paste diamonds, imita-
sion diamonds, quartz diamonds and
glass diamonds have been placed upon
the market iu quantities, and is
difficult to distinguish many of these
from the genuine articles. They are
cut in the most approved style, and a
good quartz diamond, cut in the shape
of a brilliant, makes a very e lective
show. Its value however, is less than
one-twentieth of that of a diamond of
similiar size and shape.
Glass cut in prism shape will illus
trate the valve of angles iu any trans
parent body, and glass diamonds cau
often be cut so that they resemble
greatly the pure water gems. Fine,
large diamonds lire so very expensive
that many wealthy people prefer to
wear imitations on general occasions
and leave the genuine stones for only
very important and special times.--George
K. Walsh iu New York Fpoclt
What HtittoiiM Are Made Ol.
l)o you know of what material Uie
buttons on your coat are made?
Well, perhaps if you did you would
never recognize it in the raw, for in
four cases out of live it is a material
vulgarly known as vegetable ivory. To
the trade it is the ivory nut. Down on
tlie pier of the Pacific Mail Steamthlp
company wil: I seen long rows of sacks
made of jute, which bear the appear
ance externally or being filled with po
tatoes. There stacked at the bead of the
pier in the open air. There is no dan
ger of them being carried away, for
they are as heavy a lead, and not ex
tremely valuable, as they are. Potatoes
would not remain in that exposed post
tion untouched for a single night The
ivory nut, however, is valuable only
when It comes from the hands of the
manufacturer In the button or the or
namental atate.-New York Telegram.
Gold is so tenacious that a piece of It
drawn Into wire one-twentieth of an
lack ta diameter will sustain a weight
Of 130 pounds without Utaktag.
A ROMANTIC WEDPKC.
When Jabez Chow cam court in' V
rianua Dowly, Grant her Feck was jrst
as mad as hoi. You see, Corianna
she had kept house for grrandther quite
a spelL she wasn't overly young, ami
he didn't want to spare her, she made
such nice griddle cakes.
He was very fond of griddle cake,
lie hadn't teeth to eat nothing hard.
and she made 'em for him for break
fast, dinner and supper. Sometimes
she made 'em plain, sometimes seei,
Sometimes she rolled jell up into 'era
Sometime she put hash into em.
They was a great variety, and they was
alwavs good. So when jaoez i ii
purposed, and Corianna accepted him.
granther said "No," and said how he'd
cuss her if she disobeyed him.
Now, Corianna could have done what
she was a niiuter for all Granther
Pecks; for, as I said, she was risen
thirty. But she was a pious gai, ami
i-be felt as if her granther's cuss would
sort of blight her, so she told Jabez she
couldn' marry him nohow until gran
ther cither died or giv' in, only she
wasn't able to help herself from meet in'
him after granther had gone to bed -
just where the punkin patch jined outer
the blueberry medder, and the old pop
lar grew. Well, some mean sneak or
other went and told granther about it,
and he got up out of his lied, and fol
lered her one night, anil found 'em
kissin' each other.
lie was a real bad tempered old gen.
tleman, Granther Peeks was, and when
he seen that he just up and cussed her
any way, and drove her home with his
stick like nhe was a pig, after hitting
Jatiez Chow over the head with it. Ja
bez didn't durst hit back on account of
his age, and granther knew he wouldn't.
Home he drove Corianna, and when he
got her to hum there was the old boy to
pay, you may be sure. Corianna was
sobbing as ef her heart would break.
You cussed me. granther," she kept
a-sayin ; "and now it uon t make no
matter what I do. Seein" I'm cussed,
I'll jest marrv Jabez Chow any way.
What's the use of not doing it now?"j
"Well, Granther Peeks he felt he'd j
made a mistake and he kinder coaxed
her u n a wlrle. and said he'd take t e
cuss back, and got her to go to bed
quiet. J!ut when she waked up next
day, meaning to ami away and marry
Jabez, she found granther had been be
fore her. He'd nailed and locked and
barred the whole house up as if it was
a prison, and left just a little hole in
the kitchen shutter for her to see to
cook by. The front door he kept the
key of iu his pocket, and he was grin
ning like a monkey to see liw smart
I guess we won't have anf more
meetin's by moonlight, my dear," says J
he, sardonic and unpleasant as ever !
eould be. "When stores is needed I'll
go out, and you've got a pump in the
"You don't mean to lock me up this
way for good, granther?" says Corianna,
I shall die of want of air aud exercise-
So will you."
"I guess I kin stand it," says gran
ther. "When you want fresh air you
kin stick your head out of that there
appychure in the shutter and draw it
in, and today 1 want pancakes w ith
rawsberry jell into urn and lots of
coffee. 1 worked real hard last night
puttiu' up them fastening and I want
stren'thenin', Corianna." She jest
looked at him when he said that She
didn't durst trust herself to say nothin'
She had Ideas that she was skeerful of
puttin' into language, see'n' she was
speakin' to her ma's pa, and he risin'
eighty. Hut all she got by that was
these here cruel words:
"Don't goggle at me, Corianna. It's
worse than sassiu'."
So while she was a-fryin the cakes
she kept sayin' over and over to herself:
"Now 1 lay me," aud "Twinkle, twinkle,
little star," to keep back her nat'ral
wickedness. She'd slaved for that old
man and she'd been fond of him, and
this is what had come of it She told
us all this through the hole iu the shut
ter. We got kinder scared, you know,
seiu' tlie house shut up. and went to
call, but didn't get let in': but arter a
while, when we'd knocked and knocked
anpelltothe front door aud the side
door, we went round to the back, and
there was poor Corianna 's face a stickin,
out of the hole in the shutter. The
tears rolled down In-r cheeks as she told
us the story, and we had to cry too, me
and Miss pinney and Miss I'eters'and
Maria Ilrown. Marie lirown she was
just proposin' breakin' down the door
and carryin' poor Corianna oft when a
upstairs shutter opened and Granther
Peeks poked his head out.
"See here, folkses," said he, "a man
has a right to keep his house shet or
open as he pleases, and to order his wlm-
mia folks as ho wes dttin'. You tech
bolt, or bar, or lock, or hook on my
premises, and I'll shoot you down fust
and have you took ud for burglars
afterward, and Pd hev the law on my
side, to." Then lie showed us a big
boas plrtol, and says he, "It's loaded,"
and we scattered. Hut l wrote on a
piece of paper, "111 tell Jabez," snd
gave it up to Corianna, pretendin' to
Was her good-by. And never was I so
thankful that 1 oilers carried a pencil
In my pocket for new recipes. For she
ooeded comfort, aud I gum them
words gave her a little. I kept my
promise, and Umt night Jsbcz pranced
about tb bouse, but couldn't get a peep
at her. No more he couldu't for a cou
ple of davs. Hut at last be though of
tootin through a fiish horn. If then
was anything Granther Peeks liked it
was risk So he says to Corianna.
-Peek out, Corry. and see ef that' shad;
shad's iu season."
So Corry poked her head out of the
hole and saw Jbf z blowin the horn,
and as soon as he saw her he up and
kissed her at tlie shutter hole.
Keep up courage, Corianna," he said,
"this thing can't last long."
I sha'nt," says Corianna: "that i
know. Granther says the law can't
make a man open his doors, and I don't
reckon it can; and nobody has a right
to demand my freedom, as fur as I
"Your husband would," says Jab z.
"I ain't got none," says Corianna.
"Have one." says Jabez.
' How be I to go to my wedding?"
"Corianna," says Jabez, "let youx wed
ding come to you."
"Corry, how's the fish ?" says Granther
"It isn't shad." says Corry, "and I
guess it's stale!"
"Oh," says Granther, "don t buy Htie
ef it's stale!"
"I shan't," says Corry; "I'll look keer
ful." Out of the winder she sticks her head
"When your granther is at tea,
minima." savs Jabez. "vou come to
the hole. It's fl o'clock, I suppose ?"
"About 6," says Corianna.
"Things will I fixed all right after
tSat," say Jaoez. 'Keep up your
"How's the fish?" asks Granther
"Awful!" says Corianna, giving Jabez
a kiss and drawing her head in.
She felt lots happier, for she had con
fidence in Jalez, though she didn't know
how he was going to fix it.
That evening she came down to tea
all dressed up, and she, made Granther
l'eeks a lovely lot of cakes and an ome
let, and he sot down to table just as the
clock struck 0, with a crash towel under
his chin, and began toeatasefhe hadn't
had anything before for a fortnight;
aud as soon as he did so Corianna began
to fan herself with a big palmleaf fan
that always stood behind the. kerosene
lump, and says she:
"Oh, for a breath of air! I've got to
have a breath of air or choke!"
"You kin git it at the hole in the win
der, then," says Granther l'eeks. "Y'ou
know my reggylations."
Then Corianna she flew to the winder
shutter hole and she poked her head
out, and there she saw a sight!
Close against the house stood Jabez
Chow, with white gloves and a white
tie onto him; and behind him was his
brother, Plummer Chow, ditto; and
t'other side was Sally Post, all rigged
up in white, with a bouquet, forbrides
maid; and between them was Dominie
Chalmers, that had baptized her; and
next him was Dominie Brown, from
Port ertown; and all over the garden
was scattered the fust residents of the
village, and all the little boys and gals
was perched on Uie fences; and the man
with melons had stopped his cart to see
the spectacle--for such it was and
there was Squire Peeler, justice of the
peace, perched on top of the wood shed
"a waiting my turn fur to act in this
here case, ladies and gentlemen," he
says in them there commanding tones
Well, when Corianna saw all this she
turned first red and then white. We
ladies all kissed our hands to her, and
the jedge atop the woodshed be h'isted
his hat. The rest of the men all took
off theirs, and the dominie he turned
around and lifted up his hand, and com
menced to talk jest as ef he was in
nieetin'. When lie came to askin'
whether there was any one present that
could give a reason why that there cer
emony should not perceed he waited
quite a spell; but nobody answered but
the jedge, who remarked official and
serious from the woodshed, "Go ahead,
Then the dominie went ahead, and
all went on quite reg lar, except when
Corianna disappeared from the winder
hole quite sudden because Granther
reeks bellered for more honey, and
once when she had to fry him another
cake to top off with which space of
time we occipied singing hymns.
However, the dominie got her msr
riedall safe, ring on and all and writ
out a certificate, and the witnesses
signed it, and Jabez kissed her aud so
did tlie bridemaid; and then the squire
came down on the woodshed and went
round to the front door, and battered
onto the panles and rung the bell until
Granther l'eeks stuck his head out of
tlie winder, and says be:
"How de do, Jedge?'
"Fair to mlddlin', says the judge.
"Why don't you open your door, Mr.
"I ain't open in' no doors jest now,"
says Grsncher Peeks.
"Guess you've got to," says the Judge.
"There's a man says you've got Ui wife
shut up there."
"I ain't!" says Granther. "There
ain't nobody here but Corianna; she's a
spi lister and my grandarter."
"Mr. Chow, you jest step here," says
the Judge. '
Ho Jabez comes around the bouse.
"Demand your wife," says the Judge.
"Well, I'm here, Mr. locks, for thaT
purpose, Vo-i've got my wife, Mrs)
Jabez I how, m there and I want herH
Your wife?" says granther grinning.
-Yes, sir," says the dominie folio.
ing. "1 ve jesi marrieu mem.
"I assisted," says Dominic l!roTrti.
- ul the witnesses come for ward H
says the judge.
Then we all trooped around the bouse
"You see, granther, says Jabez, "Cu
pid don't need doors to get inattd
there's ever so lit tie a hole in the shu U
"fwas a very romantiral speech but!
the occasion kinder worked Jabez up,
reckon, and he was sort of inspired.
It seems that just then Corianna wen
up to Granther and showed him he J
ring and her certificate, and that settlel
In a minute more he otencd the dooJ
and we walked in. He was cryin'hardl
"Oh, Jabez, Jabez" says he, "ho-J
could you ? Nobody else kin make pan
cakes that I kin digest only CoriannaJ
Now I will starve to death!"
uNo, you sha'n't" says Jabez. "('an'
you noaru wun us, or we txiard witlf
you ? and she run fry 'em all day, if yoJ
want her to and she s so dispx-d."
"Of course I will," says Corianna-
Then Granther Peeks got out lnsreij
pocket hankercher and wiped hiseyejJ
"I.f you d explained thet there to mi
lefore, Jabez," says he, "1 wouldn't beJ
made no objections; hut doiu without!
Corianua's pancakes was amatterof
life and death to me. my son."
Then they shook hands; so did tvsry
body all round, and we had the bigipd
supper that night, and the greatest
dance in the barn afterward! - MarJ
Kyle Dallas in l ireside Companion.
Invented Ity Chance
An alchemist, when exerim'itinj
iu earths for the making ofcruribleJ
found that he had invented porcelain!
and a watchmaker s apprentice, whiM
holding a spectacle glass between hiJ
thumb and forefinger, noticed tlial
through it the iieighlxjring building
apeared larger, aud thus discovered
the adaptability of the lens to the tele
A Nureuilierg glass-cutter one dayj
by accident, dropped a little aquaortil
upon his 8ecta'les, and, finding that
corroded and softened the glass, oon
ceived the idea of etching upon it II
drew figures upon the glass and Tar
nish, applied the fluid, and cut an a
the glass about the drawing. Wheij
varnish was - removed, the figures uj
peared, raised upon a dark ground.
The process of whitening sugar wii
never known until a hen walked throng!
a clay puddle, aud then strayed lull
iiiesugnriioii.se. Jier tracks were,
course, left in the piles of sugar, anl
when it was noticed that the spots
where she had stepped were whitfj
than the rest, the process of bleachinj
sugar with clay was adopted.
An Knglish stationer once adopted
fanciful mode of dressing his window
by placing in it piles of stationery,
arranged that pyramids should
formed. In order to finish these piid
accurately, he cut some cards, to brinf
them to point. Some of these card
were sold for writing pajr, and
they were too small, when folded, to W
addressed, the stationer invented ed
velopes to contain them.
The wife of an Knglish paper-makej
one day dropped a blue-bug into one of
the vaU of pulp. When the workmcf
saw the colored paper they were astoJ
ished, and their employer was so and
at the mechanic that his wife did M
dare confess her agency iu bringing
The paper was stored for yeaa
as a damaged lot, and Anally
manufacturer sent it to his agent
London, telling him to sell it at ai
price. Fashion at one marked it H
her own. It was rapidly sold at an sj
vanced rate, and the manufacturf
found it difficult to supply, ut once, tl
great demand for colored paper.
Thus it seems that Dame Fort u I
looks out for her children, and wbf
they are slow in learning useful seen
and possibilities, drops a word of a
vice iu their way, so that they canm
choose but rend it Youth's Comj a
A Munitter Itose Biih.
The trunk of a rose bush which is
full bloom at Ventura, Cal., is 3 feet
circumference at the ground. The fit
brauch, which is thrown out at abeig!
of about four feet from the ground,
21 inches in circumference. Wart
loads of vines (it is of the climbil
variety) are clipped from it annu
yet It covers an area of 1,300 fee &quj
r . i . l . I 1.. umA tL'Okr
11 was pimiu-u ill iou. ni
another fourteen years, if nothing In
pens to it, it will have ontstripped
iris-antic rose tree at Colocne. whi
has had over 300 years to grow in.
A Literary Uoinnnce.
AVInks-I understand the woml
you are going to marry has been
gaged to you for ten years. .
Jinks-Yes. You see I am a ne
paper writer by profession, and
proud father said I could not hare
daughter until 1 could show him
name at the bead of an article in
great magazine. Well, 1 wont to wi
and soon got an article accepted,
it waa ton yean before It was pu
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