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, KDWAKD LESLIE kissed bis
Wife fondly when she ran to
the door to welcome him boiue
from business, but when be readied
their cosy kitchen be dropped wearily
Into the easy chair by the are and
mated bis bead unon bis band, lie I
tu tired after a long day's work, witb
nothing but a couple of bum to stay
the tuner man tired and worried. They
had been married now nearly twelve
months, and tbey found housekeeping
more expensive than tbey bad antici
pated, and the better times tbey bad
hoped for seemed as far off as ever. It
was nearly the end of the month, too,
and the rent would soon be due. The
coal, also, had yet to be paid for, and
then there was the interest on some
"tickets" which must be paid, or bis
little wife would lose the little Jewelry
he treasured so, but which she gave
up so willingly to help the man she
loved In the hard struggle to get tbeir
, little home together.
"Dinner Is nearly ready, dearest,"
aid she as she stroked bis hair back
from his forehead. "And you are hun
gry and tired, dear, and worried."
Presently the postman's sharp rap
caused him to spring up and run to the
door, lie came back more slowly.
"It's from Uncle Mac." he said.
"Well, I am surprised. He arrived in
England yesterday morning, and oh,
good heavens! we must put him off.
We can't do it"
Mrs. Leslie took the letter.
"My Dear Godson Ted I have come
back to England after fifteen years in
Australia. As things are not too well
With me, I propose to come and stay a
few months with you. I suppose since
you are married fortune is smiling
upon you, and they say three can be
kept as cheaply as one. Expect me to
night at 9. All news then. Your
affectionate uncle. MAC."
"Why, I always thought your L'ncle
Mac was doing so well, Ted," she said,
lowly, as she finished
"So did L" said her husband. "But,
then, everyone abroad Is always doing
well. I must write at once and put
"No, Ted, dear," his little wife said,
bravely. "Because you are married I
don't want him to think we are quite
ao poor. We will manage somehow."
But she sighed a little as she thought
how quickly, even now, the weekly pay
dwindled to a shilling or two before
Barely an hour later Uncle Mac an
nounced bis arrival witb a performance
en the little brass knocker which start
led several of Mrs. Leslie's quiet neigh
bors. "Glad to see you, me boy. Glad to
tee yon, Nice little place you got but
awkward to find. Took the wrong train '
at Broad street so bad to come up on
the tram. And I say, Ted, my boy, i
why on earth don't tbey put the pave
ment all the way along the street? .
Half way down 1 got mixed up in a
mountain of mortar, quite lost my
temper, and nearly my umbrella. As
I aaid to a man who came down with
me. That's an infernal ugly looking
thing Your wife, eh. TedT broke
off Dncle Mac, as be can tin sight of
McQitt tn the ball. "Glad to make your
acquaintance, Mrs. Ted," he said, waik
mg Into Nellie's dainty little drawing
room the pride of her life bringing
with him sufficient of the much-sized
mortar on his boots to build a srnall
slacd Tills. "Come over to the light
and let me look at you."
"Nice face, but tired," he said, qnite j
audibly, although intended only for
himself. "Smart girl, but no strength
er backbone. Novel and the sofa and
pretty fal-dal-lala. Wonder why be ;
married her?" I
"Because he loved me and I loved
him." aaid Nellie, proudly.
"I beg your pardon," said Uncle Mac,
hurriedly. "Silly habit speaking your
thoughts aloud. Learnt it in the
lonely bush. No offense. Hope you're
happy and your love will last but they
do any when poverty comes In at the
whafe-lta-name love skoots out of the
"That's wrong, my dear, lan't Itr
aid Edward, slipping bis arm round
her waist "Poverty only make our
lore the brighter. But come, Uncle
Mae, my little girl has some real old
Irian stew for supper, and I'm sure
Tou're right Ted, my boy," cried
Undo Mac "I'm absolutely raven-
- "leu won't mind the kitchen, will
fm, Mr. -or V Nellie began.
"Mac, my dear, plain Mac; ;that la,
tf wiik, Unde Mac. to you," be re
gUod. "Personally I prefer Um klteb-
Paring supper be kept them all mer
fj with atorlea of hla life In Aua
fcaSn, but Nellie's eyea noted with ap
t.JjoBoinn that hla appetite waa likely
f ) t a ncrtoaa strain on her limited
tack, thla." he aaid presently,
ft) fsmmtloH. "Knocks billy and
: r sr koUew. But you're not eating
. Vrt Pfe?' thank you," she
:J3KX bt Uncle Mac silently
J Cri tho moat had been served to
;cJltl aif. while her plate made
Oow wftk Uttto erne than a
' ' ;". '
Wk paaaed and one day
zitatt -roadertag whether ahe
1 C tJi a ring taw
CJ n Ok mis -Uneto
' tt' mm ant SO aesm. aa.
my dear?" be says cheerfulJy, "but the
fact is, I've run out of cash, so I
thought I would drop down earlier and
have a bit of lunch with you."
"Have lunch with me!" cried Nellie
in a horror-stricken voice. "I'm afraid
I have nothing In the house. Uncle
"Oh. anything will do," he replied,
carelessly, "and If you have nothing In
the place, give me two bob, and I'll run
down to the butcher round the corner
and get a bit of steak, eh?"
"I'm sorry. Uncle Mac, but but Ted
die went off In a hurry this morning,
and and he took my purse away In
"Silly boy! Silly boy! And yet he
doesn't know It" replied Uncle Mac
ruefully. "For when I called at hla
office to borrow five shillings off him
be said ts had left all bis money at
home. But there," be added cheerfully,
"I have a sovereign, and we must
spend that My lucky sov. must go."
"Your lucky sovereign?" queried Nel
lie. "Well. I call It my lucky sovereign,"
said Uncle Mac, "because It was tbe
first sovereign I ever earned, and it
happened to have tbe date on of tbe
very year I started to work as a boy
of fourteen., I've kept It ail these
"Oh, you mustn't spend that" cried
Nellie. "To-night Ted will be paid and
we shall be all right again. Come
down stairs and have some more ba
con." Uncle Mac said be had never enjoyed
any meal so much as he did that bacon,
and after he had finished he proposed
that they should go for a walk to
gether. "As we can't afford a tram ride," he
said, laughingly, "we will Just walk
round and think we are millionaires.
Nothing like building castles in the
air, tny dear, when you are down In
the dumps. If you can't actually en
Joy the things wealth would bring you
can look round the shops aud see all
the pretty things, and then by a little
Imagination just consider they are
your own. Now, as money's no object
where shall be say we live?"
"Oh. at HIghgate," cried Nellie.
"Why Highgater asked Uncle Mac
"Because there's such a lovely house
there to be let It stands in its own
ground, and I've often looked at It
long before we were married even. I
think I told you about It one d:iy."
Finding the gate of the bouse open
they ventured to look over It Nellie
waxed quite enthusiastic, and as tbey
went from room to room she furnished
them sumptuously In ber Imagination.
The drawing room would be in gold
and white with, Louis XIV. style fur
niture. "Never beard of him," said Uncle
Mae, with conviction. "You must show
me some of that on tbe way home."
Nellie replied with a laugh that she
would show him the very thing she
meant in Dormans & Brown's Empo
rium, and on the way back she pointed
out many things she would like aud
have, "if only they had plenty of
When they got back Ted was waiting
for his dinner, and while the chops
were grilling Nellie told him the ad
ventures of the day. During dinner
Uncle Mac, amid many bursts of laugh
ter, described the wonderful home in
which Nellie would, in imagination
Uncle Mac started off early next
morning to get work, or, as he said,
"die in the attempt" Toward the end
of the second week Uncle Mac ob
tained a "Job." "Of course, It hsu't ex
actly the thing I wanted," he ex
plained, "but then, beggars can't be
choosers. I'm to get thirty-live shil
lings a week, so 1 thought Nellie, I
could pay a pound every Wednesday
toward tbe bousekeep.ng expenses."
Matters were so arranged, and Nellie
began to feel quite rich. It was sur
prising bow much help that extra sov
ereign was, and Nellie's nightmare of
the end of tbe week began to vanish.
Uncle Mac continued to come down
at 5, and Nellie and be atlll amused
themselves by "building castles In the
air" and with looking in the shops.
At last when everything seemed so
happy, Edward came down one night
with a hard, drawn look upon bis face.
He kissed his wife with great tender
ness at the door. and. with a shake in
his voice said: "Come Into the kitchen,
"What la It Ted?" ahe asked anx
iously. "I'v got the sack, NeUr he aaid.
with a sob.
Fof some moments they stood la al
ienee, then he sank on a chair and
burled hla face la hla hands.
"Well my little love blrda," cried
Uncle Mac. entering from the garden.
"Why, where the matter?"
In a few broken words Nell told him
of thla last and greatest trouble.
"Well, well." aaid Unde Mae. when
ahe had ended, "keep a brave heart,
my dear, and things may be all well
yet I think Ted and I will take a lit
tie walk up the street and talk ma Haw
When they came back ahe waa lying
on the bad, where ahe had been crying
bitterly, but aba tried to
After dinner ahe assmsd to
and tad bear, and she fH as though
aba mast ge to aleep. Presently ber
ahe heard Uade Mm
nay: "Cnrry tor to aotaHhlag." Ircav
taO. tar atony ct had i toaaatfaj
dream. She thought that she woke u
and found herself In the house at High
gate, furnished jurt as she always pt
tured it and Untie Mac and Ted wart
there, and they were talking and laugh
"Isn't It a lovely dream?" she said
turning to Uncle Mac.
"It Is not a dream, my dear," he said
softly. "I am not poor, as you think
I am very rich. I have bought you thli
house and furnished it as you de
scribed, and we brought you here it
your sleep. We shall all live here no
that is. If you will tolerate your oW
uncle and to-morrow Ted will conn
up with me a,s manager to my business
in the city."
"Is It true, then Uncle Mae?" shi
"It Is all true, little woman, and yo
must forgive an old man's deceit but
I wanted to see the metal my boy'i
wife was made of, and and that rlchet
would not turn ber bead. But I know
now, my dear, that as wealth has com
In at the thingummy, love will not flj
out of the what's-lts-name." New York
CONCERNING THE OYSTER.
A Short Natural History Lesson 01
This Timely Subject.
Now that the oyster season has ar
rived a few remarks concerning this
popular bivalve might not be amiss.'
Epicures naturally like to know what
they are eating and If those who are
addicted to the oyster habit will fol
low this brief scientific treatise closely
they will be made familiar with the
habits and eccentricities of the oyster.
The oyster belongs to the genus of
lametlibranch mollusks of the third
order monomya aud may be at once
distinguished by the bilateral sym
metry of the heterogeneous convexity.
The labial ganglia are very minute
while the parietospianchnie are will
developed. We hate to say a thing
like this about an oyster behind Ht
back, but the truth may as well lie
told now, because some one would find
out later, anyhow; there is no excuse
for beating about the bush.
In spite of all the hard names applied
to the oyster, however. It Is connidered
one of the most toothsome dinhes that
come out of the sea. A few fat oys
ters In the prime of life, seasoned to
taste with Kalt, pepper and a dash of
vinegar, make a really appetizing re
past; an oyster needs no other lubri
cants save the condiments mentioned
above. If placed in the month it will
be found that a well trained oyster will
burrow Its way down a man's gullet
and Into his vitals with the dexterity
of a toboggan on a shoot-the-cbutcs.
The oyster Is a creature of sedentary
habits. It will sit In the mud by the
month at a time thinking out beautiful
and ennobling thoughts without assist
ance from outside sources. In add i Ion
it also possesses a great amount of per
sistence. Tbe oysier never gives up;
it will cling to a rock during the eutire
period of Its existence without com
plaint or becoming discouraged. In
fact the oyster's motto seems to be.
There are various humane ways of
killing an oyster, says the Ohio State
Journal, all of which Bre highly com
mended by the clergy and societies for
the prevention of cruelty of animal
throughout the country. For Instance,
an oyster may be stewed, fried, baked,
steamed or pickled, according to the
caprice of the consumer. If eaten raw
an oyster should be stabbed before
LAUGH AT THE "TOMMIES."
Boer Prisoners Played a Clrer Joke
on Their Hrltish Guard.
When tbe 5.000 Eoes prisoners were
confined on the Islands of the Great
Sound, Bermuda, there was a constani
rivalry between the wits of the burgh
ers and those of their guards every
whit as keen as that displayed by the
contending generals on the far-off Afri
can battle-fields. Now It was a "take
off" on the Tommies, now a laugh on
the hirsute burghers, and tiling had
about split even until the eventful
night when not only the whole English
camp but the English fleet as well full
victims to the plotting Boers.
A Britsh sentry was stationed on a
promontory overlooking the sound,
when something suspicious caught bis
eye on the calm surface of the water
between himself and a battleship ly
ing at anchor. Not wbb'ng to arouse
the whole camp on a false alarm, be
watched the object for some minutes.
Suddenly bis heart Jumped into bis
mouth. Tbe object was not only mov
ing slowly through the water, but It
had taken tbe shape of a man oa a
raft Was It a prisoner escaping?
"Guard turn outl Sound the alarm!
Searchlight! Searcbllghtr he shouted.
The English camp wss sstlr In a
moment Tbe alarm was sounded and
the armed Britons came flocking from
every quarter. Slgnala were made to
the battleship, and In a few momenta
she waa a scene of commotion. Her
great searchlight waa turned on the
ocean and lighted up tbe promontory
with the brightness of noonday. Boats
Oiled with armed soldiers shot out af
ter tbe escaping Boer. Then the st arch
light fell upon tbe raft, as It did so a
roar from 5.000 Boers told tbe British
that tbey had been taken In aa Brit
ish soldiers bad never been taken la
The supposed prisoner eaeaplng. aaya
tbe Detroit Newe-Trlttune, waa a dum
my dreseed up In burgher's clothes gad
dad to a raft
. Mgftvet uT A I VtHUm Mllta,
What la to be tbe biggest cotton
mtU In tbe world Is to be located aoon
near Eansaa City, Mo. The iaost-
wlll reach a boat 10400,000.
AM seme city people skew la
whether their part of tows m reached
CflJB BUDGET OF FUN.
HUMOROUS 6AYING3 AND DO
INGS HERE AND THERE.
Jekea and Joteiete that Arc Bnppossd
to Have Been Hecently Born Maying
and Doings that Are Old, Curious aud
LaughableThe Week's Huaaor.
We had uo anthracite nor coke.
Our cook was new and green;
Some one told ber that she should
A brick In kerosene.
Sbs placed.lt. In the stove -a roar
It seemed the roof was cleft;
And now we show a shattered door
Where our Nora left Chicago News.
Mlu Flutter's Remark.
"This Is Mr. Fleeter, tbe famous
hundred yard maa. Miss Flutter."
"Oh, Mr. Fleeter, I'm so glad to meet
you I And do you play ping-pong, too,
Mr. Fleeter T
fell, a imilo In an adiolnlnir field
loose and mixed with the game
Vis pretty badly hurt."
lil,wl 1 ..II.
Ethel Oh, you dear little doggie;
Mary I think he's horrid.
Ethel So do I; but Jack says he's
got a dandy pedigree.
Hi. Every time I pick up a hairpin
on the street I get a letter. I never
knew it to fail.
Dlx I did. 1 picked up one the other
day and put it in icy pocket but 1
d.du't get a letter. .
1IU You didn't?
IMx No. But my wife found It, aud
I got a lecture.
Knew His ltusinesa.
After putting her autograph on the
hotij register the actress handed the
cleiit a package, saying: "Put It In the
s;ife, please; k contains 10,000 worth
"Very well," replied the genial clerk.
"I'll see that the ife is robbed In time
to get un account of your loss In the
Patient Do you think I have the
Doctor Hem! What's your Income?
Patient About ?2,000 a year.
Doctor My dear sir, It's only an or
dinary case rheumatism.
Customer YoU charged me M for
this one garment? I think that's pretty
Tailor Well, the bill, as I made It out
at first was for $13, but that is such an
unlucky number I thought you'd rather
pay a dollar more. Chicago Tribune.
Just a "little alip of a boy" a fa
miliar expression illustrated.
The Privilege of Age.
I haven't known you very long,"
said Miss Anne Teek, gushingly, "but I
hope you won't object to my calling you
tirace." It doesn't seem too familiar,
"Not at all." replied Mlaa Sharp. "I
rather expect elderly ladles to csll ms
by my first nasae." Philadelphia
He Doesn't It aeem rid leu loos, yon
know, to call a thing that grows oa land
a "vegetable oyster?"
She Not at all, when yon reflect
upon the numerous lobetera that grew
on land. Chicago Tribune,
O liesMany a man's thirst for Hqaer
hi due to hla poverty.
lilies tf wealthy be wonldsA allow
himself to bare a thirst
-No, Indeed," aaid tbe crafty
ger agent to tbe bride and groom. "Our
company doss not prohibit Biasing an
tbe platforms, and, besidea, I weald
all year attention to tbe fact that wa
bare more and longer roanela tan any
other railway la the world." taiti
"'IVere there any accidents In the
"I suppose your cbsnces of winning
the affections of Miss Usy are as good
as the next fellow's?"
"I don't know. She called me 'Jim'
very affectionately last night"
"You don't say? Well, that's promis
ing. Isn't itr
"Hardly, considering that my name
hapiwns to be Tom." Philadelphia
Plenty to Ppare.
"I see a Baltimore man hla discovered
that ordinary street dirt can be turned
"Il'm! According to that, Chicago
can supply the world with fuel."
"Darling, come and fly with met
whispered the ardent young lover.
'No, I am afraid of airships," replied
tbe beautiful glrL "But If you bring
your automobile around I'll think U
Smith 1 wonder if Seeker really putt
principle above party success, as he
Jones Undoubtedly. At least he hai
run for office a djzen times sad hai
never once been elected.
The Biggest Kxpenae.
She I ought not to have marrleo
such an extravagant man.
He But. mv dear, the man WTiOm
you married couldn't be anything else.
La Montt I hear that Cheaply'i
money is all in his wife's name.
I.a Moyne Il'm! She must have an
awfully short name.
Then He'd Have To.
Singleton My physician says 1
should lead a strenuous life. .
Wederly That Isn't a dllllcult mat
ter. All you have to do Is to get mar
Wanted to Know.
"We have some nice shot slk np
stairs, madam," said the polite floor
"Who shot it?" asked Innooceut Mrs
lliiNinms Vim and Dowqo.
Junior Partner Your wife called you
up six times over the telephone to-day.
Senior Partner That means she'll
call trie down a dozeji times to-night at
Nell So you are engaged to Cholly
Bess Yes, I've met my match at last
Nell Oh, I don't know. I Imaglni
poor Cholly will find himself outclassed
Mrs. Perch I declare, Mr. Perch,
you're Intoxicated again.
Mr. Perch All wrong, ni dear (hlc)
got caught in a whirl pool. Just dizzy;
"I see an eminent authority on fresh
ets says that In all the rivers of th
country the water Is going to be ex
tremely high this winter."
"Fudge! I'll bet the Ice trust started
that story so It'll have an excuse fol
keeping the price of Ico high nxt sum
mer." Philadelphia Press.
Similar but a fferent.
IIm T. 111,1 ...... ..... i
Ml ii si . amriiui 1 j iia j 11 VHl Kill
stretch your legs when the train stop
pe 1 at the Junction?
Kecona passenger tame tning. I
bad 'em pulled at the lunch counter.
Plenty of Experience.
"Did your new cook have any recom
mendations to offer?"
"Oh, yes; she said she's been dl
charged from some of the very best
families." Philadelphia Bulletin.
Meiinneas of Brown.
Urevn Brown told an acquaintance
of mine that be could have beat in)
time an 1 married you himself if he tuu.
Mrs. Green The Ideal I wondet
why be didn't do It then?
Green Oh, I can readily understand
why be didn't lie had a grudgt
Olail Ha Went.
Homer That preacher Is all right I
wouldn't have nrlased she sermon thli
morning for s 1 10 bill.
Mrs. Homer I'm glsd to bear you
say so, dear. It certainly was cont
Homer That's what I liked about It
It fully convinced ms Kiat 1 might M
a great deal worse than I asm.
"I read where the Queen of Serrte
boxed the king's ears until tbey flush
ed." remarked the maa with the paper.
"Ah, a royal flush," grinned the poker
Aa Object of Pity.
Mrs. Neighbore-Oor new girl eaa'1
read a word of English.
Mrs. Homer What not area the bar
Mlaa nderlelgb-I hardly knew yen,
Mr. Roundabout Ton bare a different
cut to your hair.
Rona about-Tee. And I aaa years
aaa a afferent bun.
"Can't always bare what yon want
ha thai world."
"No, bat that doesn't prerant yon
wiatiag what yen baren't ant
Marvelous Develnpaaest of the Assert
w Wennett Greeley. Prentice and
Raymond -the grand "we" of the old
ichool were In a fmali company
when tbey virtually ruled public opin
ion aava the St. Iuis Republic. There
were only t!M dally papers In exist
ence in 1 ST0. To-day there are i.-o.
tn 1850 the combined circulation of
the papers was 758,454. while in 1000
the circulation of the 2.220 wss 15,
102,150. The aggregate number of
tonics Issued during the year 1850 was
120.400,978, while In 1!0 it was 8,-
lfiS.248.740. It must be admitted that
U)ts growth tn circulation has follow-
hT a change in the" socailed mission
f the newspaper. A half century ago
ao statesman felt secure unless be bad
the editorial support of the papers.
The press did not hen. as now, ex-
ress and lead public opinion, but form
fd It To-dav the highest calling of
the newspaper Is to truthfully faralsh
the news. No daily can make editorial
expression the leading feature and sur
vive. Railroad, telegraph and cable
liave made communication so easy that
the desire of the pple for the latest
news has made the circulation of the
better papers Increase by lsaps and
With the betterment of transporta
tion facilities the weekly press has
failed to keep pace with the dally.
Prom 1SX0 to 18!KJ the Increase In the
dally was 25.0 ix-r writ; from 1S90 te
1900 It was 30.2 er cent; while the in
crease In weekly circulation dropped
from 2C.7 per cent between 1K80 and
18LK) to 14.7 per cent in the Last de
aide. There was V.riWXm invested In
jewspapers and jK-riodlcals In 1900.
nicy had 27.579 salaried employes,
who received 127,015.791, and 91,004
ivage earners, wh i n-ceive $50.3.'i3,051.
Material cost $50,214,904. and Uie mon
y valne of prod nets was $222,1183,505).
There Is no way of promoting the ac
tual value of the product In promoting
tdvancenirut and nav'.ng the cost of
nlstakes which ignorance makes at
Diamonds are worth SJO.OOO.OOO a ton,
It Is estimated that more than half tha
people In the world dwell In Asia.
It takes about tim-e lavonds for a
message to go from one end of the At
lantic cable to the other.
What was probably the Erst public
library In the United State was started
in Charleston, S. C In 1719.
Hard times In Germany are said te
have caused a largp diminution In the
consumption of wine and spirituous
li!ju ;rs. .
The bamboo holds the record among
plants for quick growth. It has been
known to grow two feet In twenty-four
The rotation of a watervpotrt at the
nurfsce of the sea has been estimated
t ?M miles an hour, or nearly six miles
The great bnlk of chalk Is composed
af eight different fipecles of tiny shells,
but nearly three band red kinds have
ba n found in It.
The Columbia, which sailed from Bos
on In September, 1787, was the first
ship that carried the stars and stripes
completely around the world.
Of ninety-three Emperors who have
governed the whole or a large part of
Ihe Roman empire, sixty-two were tnur
Icred or died under suspicious clrcum
jtances. Henri Ilourict, a 8wlss watchmaker,
has recently completed s watch made
ntlrely out of Ivory taken from a bil
liard ball works and case complete.
It keeps good time.
Several important railways are being
built In China. Notwithstanding their
ibeoretlcal objections to railways, ths
Chinese make much use of them when
built, and trade is at once Improved.
fill thousand Is the record number
of roses produced by one tree at a time.
This was In Holland. on Mme. Uegnew's
land. A Mareohal Mel at Whitby, Eng.
!ard. has had 3,500 blossoms on It at the
Woman's rights prevail In Abyssinia.
There the wife Is Ik)ss of the shanty.
The house, with all Its contents, belongs
to her, and If the husband offends her
(he turns him out until be hi fully re
pentant and makes amends.
Tbe Paris Academle des Sciences la
xainliilng s theory to the effect that the
key to human ststure lies In the gland
'Ituated In tbe throat under the larynx.
Ry artificially stimulating this glsnd It
is claimed that any child can te mads
a grow to maximum height
House at Meven Qeblee
A cousin of the late Nathaniel Haw
thorne, who Uvea In Salem, says there
never was a House of the Seven Ga
bles In that town. He tells the Boa
Ion Journal that "Hawthorne came
down to visit me shortly before hut
death, and we rambled about the old
haunts of his early days. 1 was par
ticular to ask him to point out If he
could, tbe famoua House of tbe Serea
Oahlea, because at that time tbe con
troversy existed In some degree.
" There never waa any.' waa bla I ra
ined Is te reply to me. 'I never bad any
(articular house In my mind when I
wrote the story. It waa Just a fancy
f my own."'
Honest City of Borne.
Berne has tbe reputation of Wing the
most bo neat town In wltaaflaad. It
1 1 aaid that not a alagle article bag
I era loat within the city without ba
, ' ' Kir ; ' , ' ' A "
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