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About Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (June 30, 1904)
THE SIN CAME
After lone days of rain and gloomy weather
The tun rime out again; the roof of gray
Scattered and tied, and vanished quite vri;;
Sua, sky and earth made merry all together.
In the green troves tbe birds trilled forth together.
Song-sparrow, thrush, aad robin tang amain;
My heart sang, too. "The aun rame out again
After long day of rain and gloomy weather."
ni r 4 -5 mm
C.-.0 HE famous Crampton diamond
jH threw back the light from lu
many facet, and strange, bril
liant colors shot from its depths, it
was the finest stone I had ever seen
In my life.
I was particularly pleased wi:h my
design for the setting. No other hand
had toix-bed it, and I felt that the
frame, so to speak, win worthy of tie
The ring, now that it was finished,
was fit even to adorn the hand of
Gwendolen Forrest, tie beauty ami
heiress of the season. But I did no:
envy young Mr. Crampton his fiance.?;
In my own .Nell I had a girl as good
and as pretty as aiiy In the land.
I was atsmt to take the ring to Mr.
Nugent when Neil herself ian In, Sin
was my employer's daughter, and his
private bouse was upstairs over ths
large showroom In Clifford street. It
was against all custom for Nell to
come down to my workshop, for her
father disapproved of our engagement.
But to-day she bad not been aide to
resist the temptation of having a pee;
at the Crampton diamond.
Just as she bad slipped it on her fin
ger and was dancing about, twisting
her hand that the marvelous stone
might catch the light, the door opened
and Mr; Nugent entered. I prepared
to defend Nell from a harsh reprimand,
but none came. Her father appeared
oddly preoccupied, merely took the
ring from her, examined it earnestly,
and, snapping the lid of the case down,
upon it, placed it In bis pocket and
Next day I was sitting at work when
I aaw a hansom drive up, and Mr.
C'rampton jump 'out. He came hastily
Into the showroom, which adjoined the
one where I was sitting, and where
Mr. Nugent was.
"Scoundrel T' I heard him say, and
could scarcely lelieve my ears. "You
thought to fool me easily by a false
tone, but I am as good a Judge of
Jewels as you are. You are a thief,
sir! What have you done with the
diamond I Intrusted to you "
Mr. Nugent answered In a lower
rolce. What be said could not have
made any great impression upon Mr.
Cramp ton, however, for he Impatient
ly Interrupted, and at last an ominous
threat concerning the ' police' reached
I sat still. I understood well that
Mr. Crampton had deliberately ac
cused my employer of trying to palm
ff upon him an Imitation diamond,
ret I knew that I hud set tbe true
tone and delivered it to Mr. Nugent
My employer himself wag a skilled
orkman, though not a good designer,
.nd In tbe time that had elapsed be
teen my banding him the ring and
bis transferring It to the owner he
could have removed the stone and re
placed W by another. But for such a
oold trick to succeed the imitation
must be magnificently made, and the
original diamond must have been care
I had never known that Mr. Nugent
kept any false gems about the place,
vnd besides, was It likely that a man
In his position would care to run o
terrible a risk? Still, I could not help
remembering how haggard and Irrita
ble be bad been of late, and tbe keen
Interest that he took In the stock ex
As I thus speculated on the astound
ing accusation Mr. Nugent himself
opened the door of the workroom. He
looked keenly t me, as If wondering
If it would be safe to tnit me.
"Did yon hear anything of what
passed in tbe next room?" be ques
tioned. I admitted that I had.
"Of course, I shall be triumphantly
acquitted," be announced, clearing his
throat huskily as be spoke. 'Still,
Mr. Crampton can make things dis
agreeable. And, look here. Wade, I
baren't always been aa friendly to
you aa I might, but I can trust you.
You'll be an important witneas. Do
what yon can for me, for tbe girl's
at he." ,
The words sou tided strange, but I
aaa given bo time to answer, for at
feet moment Mr. Crampton returned
wick two Scotland Yard men. 11 em
n Sill.- wiMii 'fir:; I
ployer was given Into custody and
taken to the police station to le
cbarged, the detectives remaining to
search the premises.
Mr. Nugeyt being a widower, with
only one child, tbe management of the
business practically devolved on me.
and as the detectives ransacked the
place they put many quig'iou to me
as to where the stones were kept.
The safes were all pointed out to them,
but they seemed disappointed wl'h
Ijite In the evening they came to
me in the workroom, and, holdiiig out
the ring that I had made for "'".Mr.
Crampton, one of them said:
"This is your work, we understand
Is that the stone yo usct?"
I glanced at It. but I only replied:
"I don't call myself an expert In pre
cious stones, and ail I can say Is th.it
this one precisely resembles In si.e.
shape and a pi tea ranee the one given
me to set"
While this statement was suj erflclal.
ly true, that one g!au'e had been
enough to show me that 1 was not
looking at the Crampton diamond.
The detectives left, saying that I
would have to tell all I knew In the
witness box, and then. Just as I was
about to lock up the place for the
night, Nell came In. It was the first
time she bad let me see her since her
father had been taken away.
The face which I had thought the
sweetest on earth whs marble white,
and there were dark shadows under
"There's something I must say to
you," she panted, "something I've been
wild to say all day lest it should lie
too late, but I dared not let any one
suspect. A month ago father confid
ed to me that be had lost a great deal
of money, and he showed me bow to
open a secret drawer In bis Chippen
dale bureau. "If ever anything bap
pens to me," he said, "don't lose a mo
ment, but look Into this drawer;
throw away everything that you will
find In the left-band partition, and
keep what may be in the right' "
Together we ransacked the old
bureau, and at length Nell touched tin
siiring which openi?d the secret drawer.
I drew In my breath sharply, for the
light of the candle which I held
struck out a gleam from a pile of ex
quisitely made false stones which lay
In a partition on the left band, while
on the right was the Crampton dia
mond. Involuntarily I betrayed the dread
ful nature of tbe discovery by an ex
clamation, for, left to herself, Nell
would not have understood. But she
was quick to comprehend, and. realiz
ing the worst, she swayed, staggering
"My poor father!" Bbe moaned, as
I held ber. "He is mined forever
and I, tool The daughter of a con
victed thief is no fit wife for an hon
"My darling! You are a wife for
a king, and as for your father, I swear
to you that I will save him yet."
"You? You cannot"'
"I tell you that I can and will." For
even as I spoke an Idea flashed Into
my head which startled me by Its
audacity. In a moment I had thought
out every detail.
I made up the stones, Crampton dla
mond and all, Into a packet,-carefully
closing the secret drawer, and, con
triving to get away without being seen,
went straight to my brother's house l;i
Kent, managing to avoid the service
of a subpoena. Thus I was not present
at the police court proceedings, which
would have meant ruin for my plan.
Mr. Nugent was committed for trial,
and meanwhile I staid in the country,
working each night In my locked room
with the tools I bad brought with me
until the gray dawn filtered under my
When I saw my old employer In the
dock at tbe trial I was shocked at tbe
ghastly change which bad come over
The evidence at first went steadily
against him. It was proved that be
had lost money heavily on the stock
exchange. Mr. Crampton swore that
tbe atone In the ring delivered him
by Mr. Nugent'a own band was not bis
diamond. On expert testified that not
only was tbe stone be now taw not
the Crampton diamond. It was not a
genuine jewel at all, but a marvelous
imitation. Another was not so poci
tive. He looked at tbe gem through
bis glass, turning it this way and that.
declaring that In all his experience be
had never seen a false stone so clev
eriy executed as this. Ir.de- d. he was
not prepared to swear that it was
This was the first ray of doubt
which had been thrown by tbe evl
dene upon Mr. Nugent's guilt; and
then I went Into tbe box. I was cool
now, for tbe game I bad determined
on had cost me many a qualm of con
science. But I bad no Intention of
cheating Mr. Crampton. swearing
falsely or tarnishing my personal
Tbe prellminiry question of the
prosecuting counsel brought out the
fact that I had designed the ring's
setting and bad done ail tbe work upou
"What sort of stone was it your
employer gave you to set?" was the
"An extremely valuable white dia
mond," I replied.
'Io you swear that you set the gen
nine stone ana aeiivered tne ring
when finished to the prisoner V"
"I(f you consider It possible thai
stone might have been taken out and
an Imitation one substituted?"
"Certainly: But I could tell whetb
er tbe ring had been tampered with
since It left my bands."
"Take this, then, examine It, and
Inform the court If that Is the stone
Tbe ring was banded to me, and a
hush fell upon the court. The kind
of lull which denotes that a vital point
In a case has been reached.
I put my hand In my waistcoat jiock
et for my Jewelers glass, and the
sharpest eye could not have seen that
I also drew forth a new ring, made
In the secret hours of the night (in
exact counterpart of the other, save
that It contained the real Crampton
I pretended to examine the Imltatlo.i
with great care, while all eyes were
fixed uion me. At length I returned
the glass to my pocket, and with it
the ring with the false stone. I could
hear my own heart lentiitg; but, hand
ing to the court usher the new ring, 1
said firmly. In reply to the snappish
"Well?" of the prosecuting counsel:
"I swear unhesitatingly that the set
ting of this ring has not been tam
pered with, and that this Is the gen
uine diamond which was given me to
A rustle went round the court; the
doubting exert pricked up his ears;
the prosecuting counsel, with Mr.
Crampton and the treasury solicitor,
were whispering over the ring.
"Your honor." said the counsel, "I
ask permission to recall the extort."
I stepped out of the box and tbe
expert atepied In. Tbe new ring was
put Into his band, a friendly tay of
sunshine lighting up tbe Jewel.
"This is remarkable," be said at
last. "It Is tbe first time I have ever
made a mistake. This stone Is gen
uine. I cannot doubt it"
And so the prisouer was free. But
when tbe verdict of "Not guilty" was
pronounced a faint groan echoed it
and a dead man was taken from tbe
dock. A spasm of tbe heart bad
Six months later Nell and I were
married. On our honeymoon we were
walking in a lane near Ilfracombc,
when we came face to fare with Mr.
Crampton, who was stopping with his
bride in a neighboring country bouse.
"Ah, Mr. Wade'" be exclaimed, "I
haven't seen you since that mysterious
case of mine. Io you know, I have
ulways since thought of you as a
very clever man?"
"Thank you," I said quietly. "Will
you allow me to present you to my
wife the only daughter of the late
Mr. Crampton raised his bat, looked
keenly at pretty Nell, shook bands
with us both and murmured:
"Ah, I understand:" Chicago Trib
une. How A. R Frost Cat Coupons.
A certain Philadelphia art club has
a custom of creating a great deal of
fun at the expense of new niernliera
to test their mettle and good-fellowship.
This, as may be Imagined, Is
excellent fun for the assemblage nt
large, but Is often very trying to the
lone target of It all. Shortly before
tbe election of A. B. Frost, the illus
trator of farm scenes, it was reported
that he possessed considerable wealth.
At the first club dinner after Mr.
Frost's name had been added to tbtf
roll, the members were primed to de
rive amusement from bis debut
"Hello, Frost," called one when the
new member appeared in the dining
room, "I hear you are doing nothing
but cutting coupons now."
"Yes," answered tbe artist, quickly,
"and I am using the same scissors 1
used to trim my euffi with." Success
Making Hure of It,
The colored Janitor of tbe flat next
door approached the grocer and band
ed him a paper containing some wulic
"Hay, boss," he asked, "what you
fink dat Is? Jest' taste It an' tell
me yo' 'pinion."
"Well, Jake, I should say that wai
"Dat's Jest what I say," replied tbi
janitor, triumphantly. "I say dat'i
soda, but my ol' woman, sbe 'low It't
rnt-plr.en; she any she knows 'tis. Jes
taste It again, boas, fo' to mek sure."
Don't expect your frlenda to bo stuck
on your Jokes If they are pointless.
A Doubling Heart.
Where are the (wallows fled?
Fro if n and ifsd.
'enhance upon sume bleak and stormy
O. doubting heart!
Fir over purple seas.
They wait, in sunny esse.
The balmy tithern breete.
To bring them to their northern le-ine
Why ruut the flowers die?
Prisoned they lie
'n the cold tomb, heedless of tens .ir
, doubting heart:
They only sleep below
The soft white ermine snow.
While winter winds shall blow.
To breathe and smile upon you s-on
The san Las hij iu rays
These many daj;
A ill dreary hours never leave the rarili!
U. doubtiiie heart:
The storm) clouds on IiikIi
Veil the Mine sunny sky,
Th.it som (for spring is nighi
'hail wake the fcuninier into g'-M.-i!
Fnir hope is dead, and light
is quenched in night,
Vhat sound can break the silence -ii .le
I, doubting heart:
Thy sky is overcast.
Yet stars shsll rise at hist.
Brighter for darkness pst,
Aud aiivelx' silver voices stir the sir.
Adelaide Ann Proctor.
Vy, tear her faltered eii-iKii down!
I-ong hiis it waved nti hiifh.
And many nu eye has dam-ed to see
That banner in the sky;
ijeiieiith it rung tbe battle shout
A nil burst the cnunon's roar
"he meteor of the ocean air
Shall sweep the clouds no more!
Her deck, once red with heroes' blood
Where knelt the vanquished foe,
tVhen winds were hurrying o'er the Hood
And waves were white below,
So more shall feel the victor's tread.
Or know the conquered knee
file harpies of (he shore shsll pluck
I he eagle of the seal
). better that her shattered hulk
Should sink beneath the wave;
Her thunders shuol; the mighty deep.
And there should be her grave;
Sail to the uisst her holy flag.
Set every threadbare sail,
Vnd cive her to the god of storms
The lightning and the gale!
-O. W. Holmes.
PRIMEVAL LAKE AND FORE8T.
They Are in Macon County, Misnourl
"The chain of the lakes" is a 2')
re tract of land and water In south
west Macon County, that to day is us
icrfect a representative of the primor
dial world as anything the most silvery-ben
rdiHl old pioneer could tell you
about of bis day. As far as a living
man can say no woodman's ax ever
gleamed In the dense forest solitudes
ordering the lakes, and the fuueral-
yed "hooting" owl Is the only thing
that seems to show any particular en
thusiasm because there Is sucb a place.
A short disbi nee to the east, on a
ort of tableland, can be found many
K'.one arrow heads, used by the Foxes
and Sacs in the early part of tbe nine
teenth century In the last Indian fight
In this section of Missouri. It wa
bore In the nature of a murder than
U battle, Iwvause the Sacs largely out
numbered the Foxes, whom they had
waylaid for the purpose of robbery, a
the well-authenticated story goes. Tb.;
Foxes were a peaceable tribe and wit.;
friends of the government. Iu Mj2
for some Important si-rvl-e they were
bald about $1.",J In gold. The Foxe
livere In the northern part of the State.
three intrepid braves were selected to
;o to St. Louis after the coin. Tbe
Sacs learned of it Of ceurse the mes
sengers were not looking for a fight,
but when all their cunning was out
witted and they found themselves sur
rounded by their rival clansmen near
the "chain of lakes" they placed the
gold in an old tree and died fighting
Years after, when the Indians left
the State, an old Sac warrior told a
Fox who had befriended him that the
facs Lad burled the greater part of
ihe gold near the Cluirlton fishtrap, as
a ford close to the chain of lakes was
called. He gave them a sort of dia
gram, but refused to go back to the
estate and assist In the (.card). Sf verul
1'ox tribesmen visited the scene of the
massacre, anil spent several days dig
ging around trees and prying up rocks,
but it is the belief of the people In tin
vicinity that no gold was found. The
Foxes refused to discuss the object of
J heir visit, or the result of It. Small
lioys have emulated Tom Sawyer's
xertlons, but have not been rewarded
by his luck.
The lakes cover over 200 acres.
Around them are tall walnut, hickory,
onk and cottonwood trees. Close to the
Water's edge are cypress and weeping
willow. An alleged road circles around
find across the peninsulas, harbors and
stum uses formed by tbe xlgzag charac
ter of tbe lakes, and If you try to fol
low It without a compass you will
Wke about as much progress on your
Journey as you would on a merry go
round. Hob Jackson, tbe negro cook at
tbe Chariton clubhouse, blames his
kinky head to his frequent association
with this road through the chain of
The lakes are shallow, and springing
from them are large fields of wild rW,
a dainty diet for tbe epicurean palate
of myriads of fowl. In tbe vernacular
of the natives these birds are mlW
red besds, wod.len hulls, pin tail, mat
lards and teals. All of them sre tit t
grace the banquet board of kings, and
are not despised by the hermit bunkers
whose winter provender b been corn
bread sud hacon.
OUR INTEREST IN KOREA.
How BnmMof Kitbtr HuMia or Jab
Would KSctt Aaaerira.
As Americans, we naturaily ask bow
the success of either side would affect
cur interests in the peulnsuls and iu
the whole far East. Japan stands for
the "ojien door" everywhere, for w-r-
fe-t freedom of religion, for the opca-
ing up of the agricultural, mineral sud
industrial resource of the Ksictern
world. Not one plank in her platform
uiggests a policy that would iiiind
cl to Auierh su enterprise lu any of
Its many forms. Americans have not
done very much iu Korea as yet, hut
this war means more than Korea; it
means Manchuria and all northern
Tbe Russian minister In S-ou! re
ceutly told a Journalist that the Kus
slans did not see why Aim-rlcaus
ebould le playing Japan's giuiie. im e
she Is a commercial rival. II'' attinicl
that Americans woii'd Is welcomed
anywhere in Manchuria by the lius
shins t.(-d;iy. but that If Mukd-n iiltd
the other ports were peiie I it would
allow the Influx of i thousand Japan
ese, ami tmuMe would le inevitable.
If this Is sri. how does it hnpjM n thiit
American firms in Port Arthur. I'alny
Vladivostok and other IJu-sian centers'
tind it absolutely ue .s-ary to carry in
their buslU'-Hs through Itu-s an auen's'.'
The local tnunager of tbe linn must n
under Kiissian (onttol, or he can do li
business. An Indei-endeiit America:!
firm In Vladivostok r seuiy found that
it must close Its doors. It would not
come under Kusshin Jul Isdlct on. and
It sn found that w hen Its goods from
America arrived they were kept In tlx1
cutoms wan-house from four to sl
months before the authorities would
In one respect the Americans would
become more obnoxious to the lius
slans than the Japanese. The Ameri
can merchant is alnais pu-hlng for :i
leading phice; he develops a large pol
icy and seeks to become a commercial
and financial jsiwer iu whatever com
munity he may be placed. On Ihe oth
cr hand, the Japanese almost alwa
push for the small retail trade. A In n
dred of thorn handle the same amount
of goods that a single American or
F.nglish firm handle. Ccntuiy.
One of tbe rules that even young
writers and readers should bear In
mind Is this: "Verify your quotations
And, If possible, go to the original
source rather than to rely on other an
thorlty. The reason for the rule Is
easy to e. I'sually a quotation le
eomes popular because It Is worth
w hile, and to misquote Is often to lose
the value of the words. Thus people
often say, "A little knowledge Is a dan
gerous thing." Put that Is not true.
All knowledge Is worth having, even
a little. They mean "half-know le Ige.'
or incorrect knowledge, which Is not
really knowledge at all! What Pope
wrote was: "A little learning Is a dan
gerous thing;" and what he meant was
that a little learning makes one pie
sumptuous, while thorough learning
gives humility an Idea likewise set
forth In the saying that wisdom begin
with the feeling that one is Ignorant
So, verify your quotations for fear
jou may put Into currency a counter
At the same time it Is to be remem
bered thut some few quotations have
been Improved by changes lu trod need
by those who have nils pioted. These
impovemciits are rare, however, and it
is safest to retain the old forms where
there Is auy doubt.
Another usual misquotation beside")
that mentioned is
"The quality of mercy Is not strained;
It faMeth as the gentle dew from
which you may correct for yourself,
arid then may inquire whether It Is
likely that the popular change is an
Improvement, when the nature of dew
is understood. St. Nicholas.
To Judge Moros by Indexible ocei
dental standards of motives and morals
Is to lose at once the key to the situa
tlon. The very structure of their lan
guage differentiates them from our
selves. Verbs are in the passive voice
The man who was slashed and killed
provoked the trouble. The under dog
In the fight Is always the aggressor.
Tbe thief is not blamed for "finding"
things lying about nt loose ends; the
man who lost the property ' the real
criminal Ijesides, he Is a fool. If 1-e
were a sensible mun be would hava
exorcised vigilance against the ap
proach of the thief. Moros reverse ev
erything. I.Ike all orientals, they veil
orate the past and their folklore, mytln
and legends alsiund In tales not unlike
those of the Arabian Nights entertain
ment. They turn to tbe left of the road, ex
tend the left band uuturally In. greet
ing, nd tbe scribe write from right tu
left, turning the paper sldewlse, as any
left-handed man would do.
A witty officer explained that tin
preference for the left was due to the
desire lo keep tbe right hand free In
tbe event a stranger should need some
thing done to bltn. The "explanation"
may uot be far from the truth. Jour
nal of Military Service Institution.
When a woman agrees to become a
stepmother to a man's children, duet
sbe enter Uie marriage rotation wltfc
New Year's resolutions?
The t .a tu boo bat been known to grow
so fee In twenty four hours.
Alaska has paid for its cost to Lb
Xivernment twenty times over.
There are over ten million people la
taly wbo cannot read or write.
Fiery square mile of sea is eaiiuiat
d contain some rjr).as,0iO fish.
Tbe great bulk of chalk Is composed
if eight different species of tiny
The wings of Ihe bouse fly vibrate
25 times a e-ond; those of the honey
All tbe cork used In tbe world In t
'ear weighs a little over one thou
To form a ralnlow the sun must not
h- more than forty -two degrees stove
A rifle bullet Is traveling at its
rretet speed uot as It leaves the
l)tir.j:le, but at alxuit teu feet lu frout
if the mui'..le.
It is often said that there are sev
nty thousand known criminals 'n
Loudon. The whole records of Sj-oI-and
Yard do not contiilii In all to
liany names, and many of these have
Veil dead for years.
It is t-s'lmated that the Kskimo jsip
ihttion of Alaska. Labrador and
jrts-nliind has declined from thirty
hoiis,i ml to lifteen thousand ill twenty
fears, owing to the thinning out of
tea I. Is-ar mid walrus.
Statistics have been competed re
iiifly which state that the average
ife of an F.ligUstl express locoinofve
s twenty-five years, of a local pas-
(ciiger engine twenty five years, of a
'teight locomotive twenty-six years
nut of a switching engine twenty-
leeli years. The total mileage of an
pre-s passenger engine w as fix. d at
'nun seven hundred thousand to oii3
iillllon miles, and for each of the other
lasses of engini . s a mil.tige of tive
Kindred thousand to eight hundred
There Is a group of Islands to tho
south of New Zealand called the Sis
ters, or Seven Sisters, which are ro.
tinted to be subjected to a practically
-onst.int rainfall. The same may be
ald of the islands tuid mainland of
Vlorra del Fm-go, save for the differ
tnce that the rain often takes the form
of sleet and snow. On a line rtmiiing
round the world frotfi four to eight
r nine degree, there are patches over
which rain seldom ceases to full. 'IhU
Is called the "zone of constant pro
clpitatlou," but at the same tuna
there are several localities along w I h
It with very little rainfall.
OUR AMERICAN HUSBAND.
Home Olmeroations as to His Alleges
Characteristics by a Londoner.
All American young man does not.
as u rule, look forward to murrlag
nor prepare for It by saving any cott
slder.ible portion of his ante nuptial
Income. When he marries it Is us
ally on short notice and because e
has fallen very desperately in lora
with some one and cannot find it UJ
is heart to wait until cold caution d
clures the venture advisable. Evea
when an engagement Is a long out
he usually squander so mu'h on giftt
and entertainment for his fiancee that
there is only a very moderate amount
to begin housekeeping on. Thus be
fore bis marriage the young American
of Ihe middle class begins to give evi
dence of what Is to bo his chief na
tional characteristic as a huslmnd
bls unfailing, unselfish and almost iiu
The middle class husband in Amer
ica rarely Interferes with the affairs
of the household. lie hardly knows
the cost of staple articles of food. A
a rule he does not make his wife a
regular allowance cither for household
or personal expenses, but gives her
as much as he can spare freely, but
with a lack of system that Is uot con-
luclve to the best outlay of their In
Tbe young American husband U a 1st.
very indulgent to his wife's fondue
of fine clothes. lie would far rutho;
have an extravagant wife than a dow
dy one, ami although he grumbles ii
caslonally ut a millinery bill, in real-
Sly he glories In the resplendent ap
pearance of his wife in her fine fcatli
;ers. The American husband Is rara
who does uot concede his w ife's righi
to expend a much larger sum with
her dressmaker than he docs with his
tailor. Indeed, he often leaves his tall
er altogether and cheerfully repairs to
llhe rendy innde clothing house In order
4hnt bis wife may have more money
for extravagant finery. London Tele
Acquiring a Specimen.
Mrs. Franklin had nlwuvs spoken
her mind, nnd she Inteded to do It 81
bug as the gift of speech was snared
jier. Her children and grandchildren
iuiew her habit, and found It not al
'I'd like to have you tell me what
Induced Illth to fall in love with that
foung man I saw last night lor tlx
U-st time," said the old lady to om
lif her daughters.
"I think she was attracted to him
dt first because he's such an athlctld
fellow and such a splendid swimmer,'
Ihe mother of Kdltb ventured feebly,
lifter a moment's casting alsmt In her
blind for a satisfactory answer.
"Humph:" snorted Mrs. Franklin.
"Which does she propose to keen hlir
after she's married him n gymiuislmu
or an aquarium V
If adversity docs not crush a mat
prosperity will not spoil him.
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