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Six o'clock! And as the mill bell an
nounced the fact the whir and clang
of machinery died away and was suc
ceeded by the shouts of small boys who
came troopig from the doors of the
great factory. Soon a wide stream of
humanity was surging toward the en
trance gates. Following the boys
camne the young men with long strides,
and after them the women and girls
an(1 great mass of operatives, and,
lastly, hobbling along with the aid o1
canes, the veterans of the mill-men
and womu who had almost outlived
their usefulness, but who were still
kept on the payroll of the company.
A few minutes and the smoke hov
ering over the red chimney lost itself
in the clouds, the night watchman
camte out with his lantern, the gates
wore closed, and another day's work
For all but the bookeeper. In his
ollice he still bent over long columns
of figures. Up and down, up and down
his lingers moved until at last he raised
his[ head wearily. It was too dark to
see. Taking his hat from its nail in
the corner he made a movement to
ward the door, but instead of going out
ho s.uddenly raised his hand to his
chest with a low gasp of pain. For a
m1jonit he groped blindly for a chair,
tlien sank upon the floor. Half an
hour later lie rose slowly and went out,
carefully locking the door behind him.
As he went down the steps lie looked
like an old man, his figure was so bent.
But gradually his walk grew fiimner,
and by the time lie had reached the
little house at the end of the village lie
had regained his customary upright
- Vou are late, Felix," said a com
plaininig voice as lie entered the small
sitting room; " tea has been waiting
nearly an hour."
" Yes, mother, I know," lie answer
, as ho stooped and kissed her
wrinkled forehead; " but I could not
possibly get away sooner. There is a
press of work at the ollice, and---"
[lut the thin hands were raised ap.
1 Spare me, Felix! Your father
never used to speak about bus-ness.
That was left to the agent. If lie had
lived we would never have come tc
this,'' and she glanced abut the bare
" Poor little mother!" his voice was
very tender as he rested his hand for
a moment on her gray hair. " it is
hard, but perhaps it will be all right
Something in his voice caused her
ips to tremble a little.
"1 (10 not mean to be cross, Felix,'
she said, wistfully, "1 but everything is
so different. Your father should havt
aet i man in charge of the property,
You are not to blame. You were only
a boy and did what you thought waf
Ie had heard the complaint man
times before, but he answeredl simply:
"Yes, mother. I have dlone what I
thought was best.''
A t this moment, a tall, fair girl en,
ted the roomi.
'' Gom2e, Felix,'' ihe saidf, brightly.
"I shah not wait aniy longer. Yot
m~ust eat supper~ so I can wash th<
dishes. After that you and I will takt
a walk dlown by the canal. I want t<
"A reasonable want,'" tie laughed
as he followed tier into the dinin~
Except in age they wvere very much'
alike, this brother and sister; tall anm
friir, with warm eyes and quick, sunn
smiles. Onily about the temples of thu
young man --hie was not yet forty---thu
browni hair was beginning to hurn.
While he was eating flhe girl watcheri
im anxiously. Sden'ly she broka
"' I spent the afternoon 'vith D r,
A And- -and shte said that her hius.
hand had been taflking about you-that
you ought to leave the ollice.'"
"Yes, lie told me sonmethuing to that
effect nearly a yearI ago, and~ I believe
has mention ed it several times since.''
the spoke ightly, and hehpe~d himself te
"And you never told us?" reproach
" What was the use? I was not
ready to leave the 0llice." Then lie
addted, whimsically: "' I have arrang
ed for a grand spree in August. Iharry
and Bess will be home from school
and the four of us will go for a month's
jolli leation among the Maine lakes.
Aunt.Bcetty will conme and stay with
For a moment she looked at him to
see if lhe were in earnest, then ini spite
of her twenity-two years, promptl
mnountedh a chair andI whirled a napikin
ab~ove her head. TIhien she induilgedi
in ant energetic panutomime of a war
Felix watched her applreciatively.
'IThat's the way I feel," lie saidl.
"The mere thought of a vacationi after
titen years of oflice work is like a
t nic. Now, suppose I help you with
te dises, andi~ then we will go out and
ltyou free yourself of the 'talk.' "
(" lFelix," she said a little later, as
they we ,alking ,along the canal.
"ennr odan' ousinu arrivedi from
- on you oday la said le would call
surp~rised to'leai temedyo werny muc
bookkeeper. li11 h t you eonya
b)en one of' the i riltat you atdol
lege and that great ting hnd abcon
expected from you.'' g ndbe
Felix laughed a little.
"~ Bob was my classnatcs li sad
" andi naturally over-sag ie aout
his friend. It is ttglruianen wo
usually niake failures."'tn e h
I~o spoke lightly, somnethuig in his
voice caused tier to draw nearer.
" Felix," she said, after a hong'pause.
" I want you to tell me all about >ap'
affairs. We were mere babies Wl en
he died and you came home from col
lege to look after things. But H-ar ry
andi Bess and I are now old enough to
take our share of the burden. It is our
right to know."
She spoke earnestly and as they
reached a belt of moonlight looked up>
into his face.
h a curious smile.
'If he were not so old, and if I di
know better," she thought. "
uld say he was in lovo."
Lb ARP GROWS POETICAL
Writes About tile Flower
f Spring an( the BirdN tiha
t is not quite time to indulge i
ing poetry. I tried it some year
and strained My mind and slum
try it again. One poem is enoug
make a man famous and I hav
ror seen mine improved upon:
'he bull frog boilers in the ditches,
L's shufflied off his winter britches.
'he hawk for infant chicken
nd 'fore you know it one ho cotclhot
'he lizzard is sunnin' himself on
he lamb is shaking his now born tai
Cing cotton has unfurled his banner
Lad sconts the air with sweet guaiL
.he darky is Plowing his subbor
Lad jerks the line with "Gco, yo
Ldown the crook and round the ponm
ire gentlemen and vagabonds
Lad all our little dirty sinners'
Lro digging bait and catching nih
L'hat is classic and expressive. ]
/mes well and measures well and:
isidered the champion spring pon
,t I will venture to make a few r
rks about flowers, for as Soloni
th, " The winter is past; the rain
3r and gone. The flowers appear c
carth, the time for the singing4
-ds is come and the voice of the turt
vo is heard in the land."' It is t
story that when God made ma
Li gave him hearing and seeing ai
to and smelling, Ile created bir<
slug for him and please his ears ai
iss to grow and herbs and trees
ar him fruit, but Adam wasn't vel
ppy and said these are all very goo
t they cannot love me nor talk to n
r comfort me when I am sick ai
1. I am here alone and not cyt
ur angels visit ie. And so God to<
,y on him and ereated woman at
an lie was happy.
But woman didn't care to be diggit
d hoeing and planting and lookn
ter the sheep and tile cows, and
a Lord created flowers especially f
r enjoyment. lie also taught lier
ig and make music on the harp, at
nco came the old tradItion that w
in and music and flowers were God
st gifts to man. You see that eilt
flowers nor inusic is mentioned
a Mosaic account of the creation ai
idition says that they were not mai
til woman was. It is sitinila th
some of the ancieit languages t]
me word that means woman mca
Aniong the ancient Greeks, Riomati
rsians and Egyptialis there was gre
verence for and even idolatry
wers. The lotus or sacred lily w
)rshlped as a god in Egpt. In Jap
a chrysanthiemnumi is eqlually sacr
d nearly all of their feaamle childr
a named for Some IloweVr. lIn
untries every temple eervice, eve
itival or banquet, or sacred (lay.
cry birth or marriage or (deatih
nieral ceremony calls for a profusi<
flowers. Wheni soldliers wvent, o
fight, and when they returned th<
3re crownedi with wreaths and ga
nd(s; strangers were given flow(
tien they came to see you. Eve
wer had its meaning and its sen
ant, as for instaaxue a red rose mea
L love you;'' a white rose " I w~
arry you." The Chinese make t:
Lost lavish use of ilowers and huave
iinese alhiabet, of flowers.
adorn nlation has such love and Law
r them iior such beautitful garde
d .Japani comes next,. China is call
e Flowery Kingdom.
Almost, all of the civilized nuatio
ye a national flower. Egypt, Turk
dI Ind~ia have the lotus. Japan t1
rysanthemum. Spain tile pomegr
toc. France tile iris or fleur do lis
>uis Vf I. Napoleon I tried to aboli:
lund put the honey b~ec instead, b
3 people rebelled andl it, is still LI
u. Scotland has the t~histle, Irelar
shamrock, Wales the leek, Mexi,
cactus, Glermuany the corn flowe
iglandi the rose, and~ the Unite
utes nonie at all, In 1889 wve tri
make it the golden rod, bult, faile
ae North voted for the trailing arb
andl the rose andi sonme grceen hou:
e often engaged in doing the work
home under the. most trying condi
ns. Neture cries out agamnst th
oping and lifting, thme runing up an
down stairs at tiime
wvhen labor shoul
be0 as light as5 poss
ble. It is owfng t
overstrain or sel
neglect nmder thes
conditions that Lih
foundation is lain
for serious woman
ly disease. Irregu
d'larity is the fira
. 7:. ,step to imipaire
. my be estab)ilihe
by the use of Drm
will heal inflamma
.thou and ulceratiot
anid cure femnal
makes weak wVom1
en strong and sici
"It gives mne muec
,e -tsure," wr tes Mis:
-'a -car'..!." lla-ap or nmne.
17,Onl rord unty,,
"t thank Dr. Piere for the grent goot~
ived rolm the use of ba ' Fa voit Prenerip
anI ' Oolden Med ical ilscovery.' I ilar
ared fr three years or ruore ntt m gnthily,
a. It seemne as though I wouht die will
is in, my hwa nud stoumach. I could noi
d at all without faintin . 110nd gIven up al
a of ever belt.n cure<, wVhen one of nil
riteintrye tug :r.nPitr &
li itid herm 1 hand taken, half ai bolttle1
better. Now I have taken, two bottles oj
vorlte Prescriptlo ,1( andton of enolde,
ical flisc ver,' nn I am entirely cured, and
311'Iut me wvhen, all oither muediciinem
hr. Pierce's Conumon Sense Medical
riser, p~aper coversu, senit free on re
>t of 21 otne-cenit stamups, to payex
se Of imihing wily. Addr'css Ur
V. Pierce. ii Ihffalo.Y
It was very grave. wil
" Father was careless," he sail,
"nothing more. We will not speak nol
about him. The rest is very simple. wo
I got a position as bookkeeper and
that is all."
They walked on awhile in silence.
Then she said:
" You have not told me all, Felix.
Something has been troubling you all
these years. I have felt it ever since I
I was old enough to observe. You At]
have a good salary, and make as much
more by your magazine articles, and
yet you never indulge yourself in any- BPI
thing. Mamma's talk used to make me ag(
think that papa had left considerable noI
property, and Harry and Bess and I to
always thought that our school money ne
came out of this. But lately I have 1
doubted it." Then abruptly: " Did I
papa leave anything-above his debts, 9
" And-was there enough to pay his
"I suspected it. Now Felix," speak. j
ing firmly and letting her hand rest
caressingly on his, 4 you must be open 9
with me. I am a woman now, and
want to be a. help instead of a burden.
Harry and .Bess will graduate next
month and they feel just as I do.
Papa's debts must be paid,'and it will
be so much easier for the four of us,
working together, than f or you alone."
" Is it very much?" rh,
"No," smiling. co
"And you will lot us help you?" Bv
"Gladly. You are already doing mi
that-more than you imagine." Then sal
laughingly, " I am very 'proud of my ov
children, Margaret. Not many bach- th<
elors have brought up such a promis- bil
ing trio." do
" Bosh! You are trying to escape o(
the subject. I want your opinion of an
my taking the Ridge school. Bess can tai
turn housekecpor." to
" Well, seriously, then, I think you gr
would better stick to your drawing. be
Your talent lies in that direction, and ha
the Ridge school means hard work and bu
poor wages. As to the debts, they ne
are all paid and we have a small sum sa<
in the bank. yo
" Felix!" pi
" Yes. The last was paid six months th
ago. Did you think I could arrange
for a jolliflcation with anything like ani
that hanging over us? Now if the af
Maine woods do their duty I shall come th
back a new man and be ready for the he
fall campaign., si,
" The fall-what?" he
" Campaign, my dear,'" lie said, m
coolly, enjoying her amazement. "You bc
did not know that my name was up for er
Senator. It has been kept secret for th
certain reasons, but to-day I had inti- tr
mation that they were ready to go uz
ahead, and with every prospect of in
" But-I did not know that you took 1ic
any interCsL in politics?" she said, her
voice trembling with eagerness and 1,
S Nor have I-much," he repelid, 1k
gravely. " I never dreamed of such a w,
thing until I was appt oached on the Lih
sub'ject. I thought ny amubition was atl
dead, but it, seems I was niistaken. I ar
felt, almost frightened at the tumult cc
the possibility awoke in me. Andi it fe
plleases you, too, Margaret?" he askedi ey
after a moment's silence, fut
"More than I can tell," she replied, of
with a glad light in her eyes. " I have to
felt worried ab)out you lately. It wi
seemed so hard that after all these la
years there coull be no future for you w
but the musty ofice. It seems almost idt
like the ending of one of your stories. mn
It is rather late, but you are not very "~
Not very ol! The words rang in in
his ears long after he had gone to his C.
roomi. lie had almost come to regardl i
hiimeclf as an old man, but, after all, fo
lie was not very old. IIe was scarcely ar
ini his prime. A long future was be- thi
fore him-and it, was very bright. Per
From the open window the sky pre- ar1
sented a picture of rare beauty and ch
brilliaincy in contrast with the dark na
group)ings of hills andl forests. Millions 14
of stairs looked down, and away in the it
northeast could be traced the path of Lh
the Perseidls. Somewhere undler the iri
line of shooting meteors lhe imagined thi
was a country mansion, and in the i
mansion a fair girl with (deep, tender Elt
This was one of the dreams. lie had to
left behind. But the past few weeks TI
has been restoring much which lie had tu
thought was host, and this came up ...
with the rest. If there was to be a fu
ture for him this should form a part,
aind a dleep flood of thianksgivig welled
up from his heart as his eyes gazed
into the majesty of the night.
Thinkm~~jg of the sweet p)ossibihties
that parting on the bridge grew very At
near, ie could feel the soft touch ona
his arm and1 hear the quiet, voice as it t
" Felix, your work is at home-and
we are very young. When it is right
you may come for mue. I will lbe wait,.
Andi (luring all these fifteen years
she had kept, her word. Even now lie
had a letter in his pocket, on which the
ink was scarcely dry. They had lost
their youth, but the summer and
autumn would be richer for the waiting.
It was not until lie hieardl the mill
bell strike three that he left the wini
dlow. But even then It was not to
sleep. Ills nerves were not ready for
that. Over and lie reviewed the past '
and made lhans for the future, andh '.
when the firt, summons of the factory :
bell brought, him down to breakfast, lie
toldi Margaret that lie had dlecidled to
give in Is resignation 'luring the day.
" I think I can do it and still be able -J
to keel) the wolf from the door," lie
saidi, with a smile.
" And I thinlk so, too," she returned
heartily. " Besides, we will all have N.
mocre courage for work if we know ''
you are out, of that horrible ofilce." auT
Several times dluring the meal she ''*
saw a sudden light come into his face, ate
aiid faniciedl his tones were even morc
tendter than usual. ia
A t length she spoke. fl
"Your thoughts are pleasant, Felix.'' a
Yes,"~ thoughtfully, " they are M
lpleasant--very pleasant. I will tell head
you about themi sometlime."I
kisre h ie wnt out lie stopped anu d
its leaves, and the tulip means a turban
and the geranium means a crane's bill
from the shape of its seed pods, and
the nasturtium means a nose twister
for when you smell it or taste the seed
the pungent odor and taste make you
draw up your face and curl up your
nose. And the old man told about
many others, and it seems that we not
only got the names of the days and the
months and the stars from ancient my
thology, but we have even kept the
names of their flowers.
If flowers were as scarce as diamonds
and pearls they would bring a much
higher price, for they are really more
beautiful. A kind Providence made
the best and most beautiful things the
most abundant so that the poor might
have them as well as the rich. It does
not take money to buy sunshine nor
shower nor the green grass nor the
songs of birds nor the daisies and lilies
that adorn the flields and meadows.
The great poets' books are full of
beautiful thoughts about flowers.
Shakespeare's lament over the death
of Imogen is full of tears and flowers.
Horace Smith in his ode to flowers
"Your voiceless lips, oh flowers I are
Each cup a pulpit and each leaf a book."
Mrs. Remans says:
"Bring flowers, fresh flowers, for the
bride to wear
They were born to blush in her shining
And Wordsworth says: " It is my
faith that every flower that blooms en
joys the air it breathes and is conscious
of its own beauty."
It was a tradition among the early
Christians that when Al 1y. the mother
of.Jesus, tled with her < h 1 in to,Egypt
beautiful roses and I 'ies sprang up
and bloomed along her pat iwav ns she
journeyed through the plains 4d ol Sm:iron
and Jericho. Women and II .wers tro
always found toguther, b. II ii fact
and in fancy. Some men hkel flowers,
too, escpecially young men w bo are in
love, but with In my men dogfreinel
and jimpson weed are as sweet an.
pretty as roses and violets.
ITEMS OF STATE NEWS
Senator B. It. Tilf man has announced
that he will speak at Manning on
Friday, April 25.
Octavius T. Gibbs, one of the few
survivors of the famous Palmetto
teginent of the Mexican war, died in
Augusta last Saturday.
The commencement sermon of Co
lumbia Female College will be preached
by Rtev. . 0. Watson, and the literary
address will be delivered by Geo. B.
Croiner, LL. D.
A movement is on foot for the for
muation of a trust of all the cotton yarn
mills of the South. The matter will be
settled at a meeting to be held in Char
lotte on Wednesday, April 23.
Mrs. Minnie RI. Pike, whose hus
band was killed by the recent accident
at the Spartanburg electric power
house, has brought suit against the
company for $20,000 (damages,.
The father of Simon Ellis, who is
sentenced to hang in Union on the
9th of May, will petition the Governor
to Bend his son to the penitentiary for1
life. Tihe petition is signed by most
of the leading citizens in Union.
Itock ilill boasts of a citizen fifty.
years old who has never owned a dog i
nor a gun, never has been intoxicated
but twice and that many years ago
when lie was a boy, and lastly he has
never smoked a cigar nor a cigarette.
Senator McLaurin, of South Caro- 11
lina, made an extended argument 6
against the Chinese exclusion act,. He
thinks the passage of the measure
would pr'ove disastrous to the cotton
manufacturing interests of the South.
Judge Buchanan has declined toi
grant the petition for the removal of
the case brought by the State against
the Virginia-Carolina Chemical com
pany for vi->lation of tihe State anti
trust act from the State to the U~nitcd
President iloosevelt is said to have
learned a great (heal of South Carolima
p)olitics (luring his recent visit to this
State andl among other things expressedl
regret that lie should have madle a
mistake in attempting to force the
nbmination of Koester.
Miss llepzibah Dye, of Rock Hill,
has suedl the Journal Publishing comi
pany for $3,500 damages because they
pubblshedl " willfully and maliciously
.false and damnatory remarks " about
her engagement to marry a Florida sea
captain. The courtship came about
through a newspaper advert isemenit.
A. P. Aldrich, a machinist working
in the Grendell cotton nill, Greenwood,
hadl a spelh of typhoid fever, He brought
suit against the company for $10,000 "
danmages on account of loss of time, I1
pain, mental anguish and all that sort
of thing. After a trial lasting two
days, the jury rendlered a verdhict in.
favor of the cotton mill.
" For two years I suffered ter- in
ribly from dyspepsia, with great
depression, and was always feeling
poorly. I then tried Ayer's Sa rsa
parilla, and in one week I wasa .
n ew m an."- Johin McDonald,
Don't forget that it's
" A yer's " Sarsaparilla
that will make you strong
and hopeful. Don't waste~
your time and money by
trying some other kind.
Use the old, tested, tried,
and true Ayer's Sarsapa
rilla. t . a~ -ote l dugs
Harsaparla ie rknow al aiatoi t th grn d
ol famil sa dene. Follow buis advice and
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The Kind Yon I1ave Always Bought, and which has been
in uso for over 30 years, has borne the signatnre 'of
and has been made under liis per
sonal supervison since its infancy.
Allow no on to deceive you In this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-good" are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children--Experience sigaitst Experinent.
What is CASTORIA
Castorla is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
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contains neither Opium, Morpline nor other Narcotlo
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and allays Feveris1hness. It eures DiarrhuOa and Wind
Colie. It relieves Teething Troubles, Cures Constipation
and Flattulency. It assitilates the Food, regulates tlie
Stomiach and BoweIs, giving healthy aid natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea-The Mother's Friend.
CENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
The Kind YOU Have Always Buught
In Use For Over 30 Years.
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u flowers, and there was no flower elect.
ed. That trailing arbutus don't trail
is in this part of the country.
Well, of course, the rose is by uni
versal 6uffrage the queen of all the
I flowers. About six hundred years ago
the duke of Lancaster chose a red rose
for his emblem. His brother, the
18 duke of York, choso a white rose. The
- descendants of these two princes got
- to fighting for the crown and it was
n called the war of the roses. But after
s while the son of one married the
' daughter of the other and stopped the
war, and the two roses were united in
le to one and called the Tudor rose.
" In the eleventh century the Danes
n mande war upon Scotland, and one dark
kd night planned an attack upon a fortress
Is that was the key to the whole country.
"I They took off their shoes and breeches
Lo so as to swim across a muoat that sur
Ly rounded the fortress, thinkig that the
'Is moat was deep and full of water. But
10 the Scotch had nearly filled the moat
id with thistle, and it stuck the Dlanes so
terribly that they yelled in agony and
got out quickly and the Scotch took
them unawares and killed nearly all of
them before they could put on their
I shocti and breeches. Tihe thistle saved
ig Scotland, and so they took it for theit
so national flower.
or Away back in the centuries, when
to good St. Patrick went to Ireland as
I1l missionary, he preached to them about
0- the Trinity an how there were threc
L's persous is one God, and the peopic
h- laughed at him and said it was impos.
in sible and they didn't believe it. ISc
'( the saint picked up a shamrock sten:
10 with its thrtv leaves growing out of il
at and exclaimedl:" Why not? Wh3
le not? If thil I le pliant can miaki
I's three from oi.e, hy can't God do it?'
So be convinced and converted all thal
is, people, and they took the clover oi
at shamrock plant for the national flower,
of In the sixth century the Norman
[as invaded Wales, and just before a greal
mn hattle one (lark, cloudy evening th
ad Welsh wvent, through a licld where th<
m1 leeks or wild onions were in bloom
di and eycry man plucked one andl stuck
ry it in his hat so as to dlistinguish theil
-- soldliers from the enemy, and lby th~
or means they whipped the light and
)i savedl their country. After that, they
ut took the leek for their national flower
BY When Nlapoleon Bonaparte overraim
r- G ermany and the emperor andl hiu
rs famnily had to fly from Berlin and .con
ry ceal themselves, lie was awfully dia.
ti- tressed andl they liked to have perishied,
11i, But his old1 mother made garlands of1'
ill ;little wil flower, known as the corn
bie flower or kaiserblume, and put thenr
a .on him andi cheeredl him up, and whei:
~o Bonaparte was vanqjuishecd the em
tie peror adhoptcd that little wvild flower al
118 the national emblem.
ed -When Louis VII started out on thi
Crusades lie chose the iris as his badge,
naS and when he returned with his armn
cy it, was adopted as the nation's flower,
'10 This is enough of national flowers.]
'a- wish ws had one for our nation, and
of we will have one when this IFederatiort
uh of Womn's Clubs takes 1ho1( of the
Lit matter, andl I hope it, will be the golden
10 rod. It grows from Mamne to Mexic<:
id and bcud~s Its graceful head in field and
r, The reason I got to rummnatinn
3(d about flowers was because our goo(l
3d ladies gave an entertainment the othei
dl. night which was quite original and
u- peculiar. .it was called the enchanted
se gardlen. Tihere were twelve pretty
flowers painted on a long curtain and
in front of them was an old1 gardener
teaching a pretty little girl her first
lesnin flowers. lIe told her their
origin anti ho0w they got their nmeme
and whenever he mentioned One of thet
flowers that, was on the curtain and
p-hoinitecd to it, that, flower disappearetd
e as if by enchantment and in its place
td there applearedl the face of a pretty girl
s or woman, who sang a song that fitted
1 the flower-such songs as "Only a
-IPansy Blso, " TIhe Last, Rose of
4 Summer,'' ''Pond Lilies,'' " A Bunch
e of D~aises," etc. At intervals between
e t~he songs, the old gardenmer told his
'1 pupil how Clyta fell in love with Apollo,
-the godi of the sun, antd she gaz~ed1 upon0
him so continually that, he got tired of
t~ it, andi turned her into a hehotrope, for
this Greek wortd means turnetd by the
sun. And how Apollo's cup hearer
1was a very hiantdsome boy and Apollo
.loved him so much that another boy
killed him through envy and his dead
t botly was changetd into a hyacinth.
- Tihe Greek spelling is Yacinthus antd
Apollo stamped the Greek letiter Y on
every petal, and it, is there yet. And
how a very vaiin and handsonme youth
spent, all of his time looking at, him
self in a fountain of clear water and
onc0 day lie fellI in andit was d rownedl
and A p1ll hiIangedl his body into a
narcissus. And how the carination
-was always a pink or flesh color for the
IGreek wortd carnios mean flesh, but, now
it is of all colors. And how dlandlelion
means a lion's tooth from the shap~e of
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