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SOUTUliKN M . i;AUAJ-MW,HNNVILLlj:. TK X N ESS mi SATURDAY, MBR. I4, 189I.
A Boy Who Wa3 Wanted.
"Well, I've found out otic tiling,"
said Jack, n ho came to his mother,
hot, tiroil, and (lusty.
"What is that?" .she asked.
"That there are a reat many boy
in the world."
"Didn't you know that before?"
"Partly; but I didn't know there
were so many more than are want
"What makes you think so?"
"Because I've been 'round and
'round till I am worn out trying to
find a place to work. Wherever I
jn, there are more boys than places.
Doesn't that show that there are too
"Not exactly," said his mother
with a smile. "It depends entirely
on the kind of boy. A pood boy is
always wanted somewhere."
"Well, if I'm a good boy,. I wish I
knew where I'nt wanted."
'Tatience, patience, my boy. In
such a great world as this is, with -so
many places and so many boys, it is
no wonder that some ol them do not
find their places at once. But be
very sure dear," as she laid n ver.x
caressing hand on his arm, "that
every boy who wants a chance to do
lair, honest work will find it."
"That's the kind of work I want
to do," said Jack. "I don't want
anybody's money for nothing. Let
mefiee what have I got tootFer? All
the schooling and all the wits I've
been able to get up in thirteen years,
good, stout hands and feet, and a
"And a mind and heart set on do
ing faithfully your duty," suggested
"I licjc so," said Jack. "I re
meinbei f.Uhcr u-ed to say, 'Just as
sui.n us you undertake to work for
any one, you must bear in mind that
you lu'.ve sold yourself to him for the
given time. Your time, your
strength, your energy are his, and
your best efforts to seek his interest
in every way are his due."
The earnest tone in which the boy
spoke seemed to give an assurance
that he would pay good heed to the
words of his father whose counsel
could no more reach him.
For two or three days longer Jack
hud reason to hold to his opinion that
there wero more boys than the world
wanted, at the end of which time he
met a business man, who, question
ing him closely, said:
"There are a great many applica
tions for the place, but the greater
number of the boys come and stay
for a short time, and then leave if
they think they can do a little better
When a boy gets used to our routes
and customers, we want him to stay
It you will agree to remain for at
least three years, we will agree fo
pay you three dollars a week as an
"That's just what I want to do,
sir," said Jack eagerly. So he was
installed, and proud enough he was
at bringing his wages home every
Saturday night, and realizing that,
small as they were, the regular help
was of great value to his mother.
It is not to be wondered at, that
the faithful carrying out of his fath
er's admonition after awhile attract
ed the attention not only of his em
ployers, but of others with whom he
was brought into contact in the pur
suit of his duties.
One day he was asked into the of
fice of Mr. Lang, a gentleman to
whom he frequently carried parcels
"Have you ever thought of chang
ing your situation?" asked Mr. Lang.
"No, sir," said Jack.
"Perhaps you could do better,"
said the other. "I want to get a boy
who is quick and intelligent, and
who can be relied on, and, frdm what
see of you, I think you are the sort
of a boy. I want you to drive a de
livery wagon, and I will pay you five
dollars a week."
Jack's eyes opened wide.
"It's wondeful good pay, sir, for a
boy like me, I'm sure. But I prom
ised to keep on with Mr. Hill for
three years, and the second year is
only just begun."
"Well, have you signed a regular
agreement with Mr. Hill?"
"No, sir; I told him I'd stay."
"You have a mother to assist, you
told me. Couldn't you tell Mr. Hill
that you feel obliged to do better
when you have a chance?"
"I don't believe I could," said
Jack, looking with his straight
frank gaze into the gentleman's face.
"You see, sir, if I broke my word to
him, 1 shouldn't be the kind of a boy
to be relied on that vou wanted.''
"! 'vim ri'.'ht," siiid
Mr 1. v, with a laugh. "Come and
S' .1. ; 'iiiK' h inn; I dare
say I shall want you then."
Jack went home very neu h stirred
by what had been said to him. Af
'it nil. co'iiil ii lie w rong to go where
lie cniil'l iIm so much belter? Almost
dmiiib. 1 he wne! Was it not really
his duty to obtain it, and to drive a
wagon instead of trudging wearily
alonir the it reels? They never had
felt so hot and dusly as they did just
now, when Iih might escape from the
Might, but how? By the sacrifice
of his pledged word. By selling his
truth and his honor. So strongly
did the reflection force itself upon
him tluti when he told his mother of
the ollr he had received, he merely
It would be a grand good thing
if I could take it, wouldn't it moth-
"Yes, it would."
"Some boys would change without
thinking of letting a promise stand
a their way."
"Yes, but that is the kind of a boy
who, sooner or later, is not wanted.
It is because you have not been that
sort of a boy that you are wanted
Jack worked away, doing such
good work, as he became more and
more accustomed to his situation,
that his mother sometimes wondered
that Mr. Hill, who seemed always
kindly interested in him, never ap-
eared to think of raising his pay.
I'his, however, was not Mr. Hill's
way of doing things, even though he
showed an increasing disposition to
trust Jack with important business.
So the boy trudged through his
three years, at the end of them having
been trusted far more than is usually
the case with errand boys. He h id
not forgotten the otl'e; made him by
Mr. Lang, and one day meeting that
gentleman on the street, ventured to
remind him ot it, telling him his pre
en t engagement was nearly out, add-
"You spoke to hie about driving
the wagon, sir."
"Ah, so 1 did; but you are older
now and worth more. Call round
and see me."
One Saturday evening soon after
Jack lingered in Mr. Hill's ollice al
ter the other errand boys had been
paid and had gone away.
My three years are up tonight,
sir," he said.
"Yes, they are," said Mr. Hill,
looking as if he had remembered it
"Will you give me a reeommenda
tion to some one else, sir?"
"Well, I will if you are sure you
want to leave me."
"I didn't know you wanted me to
stay, but" he hesitated and then
went on "my mother is a widow,
and I feel as though I ought to do the
best I can for her, and Mr. Lang told
me to call on him."
"Has Mr. Lang ever made you an
Jack told him ol what Mr. Lang
had said to him nearly two years
"Why didn't you go then?" asked
"Because I had promised to stay
with you; but you wouldn't blame
me for trying to better myself now?'
"Not a bit of it. Aie you tired of
"I'd rather ride than walk," said
Jack, with a smile.
"I think it was about time you
were doing better than either. Per
haps you think you have been doing
this faithful work for me through
these years for next to nothing, but
if so, you are mistaken. You have
been doing better work than merely
running errands. You have been
serving an apprenticeship to trust and
honesty. I know you now to be a
straightforward, reliable boy, and it
takes time to learn that. It is your
capital, and you ought to begin to
realize on it. You may talk to Mr.
Lang if you wish, but I will give you
a place in the oflice, with a salary of
six hundred dollars for the first year,
with a prospect of a raise after that."
Jack did not go to Mr. Lang, but
straight to his mother with a shout
and a bound.
"You're right, you're right, moth
er!" he cried. "No more hard work
for you, mother. I'm wanted, you
see! Wanted enough to get good
nnv. .mil nil flip linrdnct vvf iwi "
The Best of alT Cauliflowers!
Is tlie sort now sent out for the first time
the Perfection. The Snowball, (iilt-edgt:d,
mid L,xtra-eariy J.rinrt are all excellent sorts
hut an extensive market gardener, who has
raised these and all other sorts, helieves that
within uirce years the most enter)irisin
market gardeners wilt have dropped these
and he raising Perfection. Trial packsiL'P,
2".rt... )er .-I. Seel strtlogne I'KIIK
to everv one.
I. .1. II. .i:iXit)UY,.t SON,
It Is u Hello of llarlmrlKiu Older Thin 1
"Can you tell me from what sourco
this custom of tho honeymoon journe
is derived'.'" asked a young marrie
mr,n. just returned from his weddin
trip with much flattened pocket-book,
of a scientific friend. "Why, my dear
hoy," was the reply, "it is of purely
savage origin and represents a survivul
of the primitive method of marriage by
capture. In tho early days of social
existence before the era of civilization
dawned the lover always secured his
bride by force, just as the Australian
native to-day knocks down with his
club the woman he desires for a wife
and drags her off, this ceremony consti
tuting the required legal form. Among
the Kalmucks of Central Asia the girl
whom a youth desires to win is put
upon a horse and rides oif at full speed,
the lorer pursuing as she is judged to
have got a good start. If he can not
overtake her the match is off, but if he
succeeds in catching her she becomes
his wife. Yhen she likes the young
man it is to be presumed that she does
not ride her hardest. With tho Ahitas
of the l'hillippine islands when a man
wishes to marry a young woman she is
given an hour's btart in the woods, and
if he finds her and brings her back be
fore sunset it is a lawful marriage.
Ever so many people still preserve the
form of marriage by capture, even
though the actual custom no longer ex
ists. When an Indian of Chili has
agreed on the price he shall pay for the
girl to her parents the recognized mode
of proceeding is that he surprises her,
or is supposed to do so, and carries her
off to the woods for a few days, after
which the happy couple return home."
"That si'ins much like a civilized
"The idea of it is precisely the same
and the custom is derived from the
same source. .lust as I said, the honey
moon is, in fact, a survival of the prim
itive custom of marriage by capture.
As nations have advanced in civilization
and communities have become larger
the actual capture of wives has become
inconvenient and unnecessary. Grad
ually, therefore, it has sunk more and
mure into mere form. Thus the re
quircineuts of fashion were satisfied
with your running off with your own
bride out of town for a month."
"Very expensive I found it. I should
have preferred not to acquire my wife
"Ah! I'.ut my dear fellow, vou were
obliged to make a show of carrying her
olf if you wished to do the proper tiling.
J he very bride-cake at your wedding,
of which I was given a slice, is simply a
survival of the barbarous method of
marriage by eating together. This lat
ter custom is in use to-day among many
tribes of Indians. Among the modern
savages you will find the same customs
in vogue now that Were doubtless used
by our own primitive ancestors, and this
consideration alone renders a study of
their ways very interesting. Speaking
of weddings reminds one of kissing the
bride. Now, as to that, kissing seems
to us so natural an expression of affec
tion that we should expect it to be
found all over the world. Yet it is un
known to the Australian, the New
Zealanders, the Papuans, the negro of
West Africa and the Esquimaux. In
some parts of Central Africa it is con
sidered a mark of respect to turn the
back on a superior.
"TheTodas of the Neilghorry hills,
in India, show respect by raising the
open right hand and resting the thumb
on the end of the nose. Captain Cook
asserts that the inhabitants of an island
in the Pacific Ocean, called Mallicolo,
show admiration by hissing. Among
the Esquimau it is customary to pull a
person's nose as a compliment. And
among the Chinese, who are not savage,
but barbarous, a coffin is regarded as a
neat and appropriate present for an
aged person, especially if in bad health."
Chicago Daily News.
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The purity and harmony and rhythm of
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Mrs. Younger No-n-no; I can't say
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Mrs. Younger He is not so original.
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