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';- YOU LOVE ME
Damys when i ,, I.- L- ; -y-ya d
.rheti. to weCLt vil l a.rie't .
liuw Our t-'.4
in I we~ long to'W' ~' w V~e.L liargu:,
--f ou lovk mt. ttel me -
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And we wonidr-" i' ,-in
If the wor-.hipp-d >n -..;e.s us-.
O,1. for one 11ar 1-z l1 '3M
Fra;raat (,f t he -:u a
THE LOGICi OF J01
A, this is .i pya p'ai] slory or.
olu M il. :"in u i i.itrod re i ,
evoIid I stUe:uea of th ide .tity
the m:u1, is 1a. esa -y. Mills lived
ear Rocky Cayo:. and h 11 ofte
:oused tli eople there:tbo.:ti (o:
itiiu a radins tf :A2 iuilcs, to a s'at
iiterrogative crio ity which ba i
rever beeni f.ille satisied. He dwe.t
i.one,iu a cabin not wo.t1 leveribing,
ist because such cabins have ofte I
:;eenJ decribed before. When lie air L.
epreared he ha I said uothing a; t,
:!s ortiai. A tall, silen, man of 10
ears, he went at onice into his choc I
:eld, prospecting, asking advice, and
Aills had t goodi eye fvr "le:id<,
..d had been mode a:tc!y s:1'n cesful, for
-.everal times he had develovc chainis
util they hal beg in to assuine tie
ity of mines, ha I sohl then and
T 1 1891 h3 locate 1 i
Iising and fo.
-Johnupulled on. "..etier com~e to'
* e cabini while I yank a iittle gru'b
1 gether. I take it," h3 adtdd start
g down the path, "that ye're pros
actiu without ua stake?"
The boy did not understand thit
di he gave an assent, and starita-1
ith Mills, who noticed that the sole
the visitor's shoe iCapped1 at right
gles with every ste". 'T il cobb e
after supper'," was his comment.
''But about a job,. you know" the
h.ay put in, timidhy, strppinig igh on
account of the lo:>se SOle.
"Oh, tha''s all right," a;uswered
Mills; "yve're hired. Didn' t I tell
.eh?" And they walked on.
In the evening they grew, i' a mieas-*
are, confidential, aLhough Rube did
;uost of the talking, as Mills, cobbled
:hie defective shoe into a state of use
fulness. Before bed time Rube hadt
told of Susie Campbell. She was
back in Missour'i, where he hinmself
had been "born and raised."
"I didn't have mouch mooney after
father and mother died," lhe went ou,
simply, "'and Sue-her father has a
>ile. .'1 bet ol man Campbell has
.92003 out on mortgage ri ght now."
He paused to note the effect; Mills
drove another peg. while Rube laughed
uervously. "I fell in love with Sue,''
hie continued, "but she wouldn't have
i; that is," he corrected, recognizing
he awkwardness of the expression,
"he didn't seem to be in earnest
about it. Not like me, anyhow, but
in'ly she laughed and said that if i'd
get a fortune she'd marry me. So I
struck out west."
"Must be a tiue gal," said Mills.I
"Hope it ain't serious. Has she got
any holt on yeh?"
.Rube laughed again. "I wish she
had," was his re'oinder; "but since I
camne away she hasn't written. Sue's1
just tryviu' me, that's what's she's
dloin'. "It's a way women have. When
I go back with a pocketful of money
she'll be readiy. O'h, I know what
John took a last stitch in silence,
and held up the reconstructed shee.
Thus began, between .John Mills,
mniner', and Rub Jackson, boyish, hope
ful tramp, one of the serene friend
ships whieh last until death. Let the
limit not be placed even there; per
haps,streugthened and renewed, they
last for ever'.
During the days the pair worked,
speaking little. In the evenings they
read and talked, or Mills brought out
an ancient fiddle whereon he dis
coursed melody most fearsome, but
duly applauded. The usual theme of
conversationi was Sae. Gradually the
two built up Sul ideal womnan, and a
TELL MAE SO."
w'V,-,. o 1 arest, rput awav
A -'e' ten t.rness and sweeutess?
'I :i.- ~:..Id be the same "4,? aye.
.A ' 'yve grosvs to its completene
;;-n tthen, the, old caresses;
w every yvar they grow.
;i: the thrill of lins on tresses'
-If Vou lve me. tell me SUr.
T.l m.' o hvday and night.
.\u ireve'. know! .. surely,
-'rthe fount or lopve s dig ht
Overbims~dit, weling intrely,
]).-ep. ah, deep the wells of lorul
0:t of (od's own heart tiey flow.
Li-i.,: wm.forever movimz
--! v.: lov.. me, tell me z
.Inm's Bu:kham:. in Harpid:s Wel"1y.
IN 4ILS, MINER.
thle mnine - a' Pode
Rube wo-tid not list-a ta an.ia
that did nott itivolve the me nbersh;
ot Mi!!s iI the f.innily.
'T'ra- is an' old feller like me '
be i:n -he way." Mills would. sav, aud
regnlarly, fRube would reb.ike th
Yet Sue neve:- wrote. "MigLi
long t: ial. an slow N erdidk. " Mil
uined cu e. Rube convinced hij
that this b:>rlerd on treason.
Weeks vent by, and the cruCil
test of the Millennitum was at hal
Tc ho'e for the "-,1hot" which was i
determine the character of theu vei
toward which they had beei laborin
had been drille 1, the powder t:tmpe
aboit th.e fazse. it was theu, sto)
pin: to wipe his forehead, leaviag
grime-streake0, that Mills deliverel
speech wvhich, so far ;I 1e.orded, w1
the longest ie ever made.
"L:ube, boy."l he said, "we're par(
ues. !dstamd? Pardners. 'Ili
shor te!!s whethern e find gold or go
i baren rock. In any cas
"uI, an' a-comiu
I fur ix
"'.nfed the senic
maember of the firm. "You see, she
nachelly o~e of them 'heirs an' assigt
forever,' which the dlocunient wou]
mention, so be we had one."
Hie started for the c'abin, bunt Rub:
lingered. ''Better come to grub,
conseled Mills. "The old hole won
be fitten to live in fair an hour."
Ru'je seemed to assent, but he di
not follow. As Mlills reached thi
cabin there was a muffled sound,
tremor of rock as the granite mor
fain quivered, and'out fromu the slop
roled a cloud of smoke. Mills wa
soon in the catbin getting supper.
In 20 minutes the coffee had bee
maude, the haeon fried. and bisenit
were crixsping ini the oven. Stil
Rube did( not e une "I wonder wher
he is.'' said Mills. "Boys is so reel
less," and with an neasy feeling 1b
star ted bark up the trai'.
"'Rube. conme to salpper!" he callet
His voiec bounded fromt side to sidi
of' the canyou, but there was no ri
souse. The heart of Mills sauk wit
thte thought of impending evil. Cal
ing agaiu and again, he went to th
mouth of the slope, out of which a
arid vapor floated, hover'ing in th~
ai'. "I'm afeard Rube went in,
co'jecturled Mills, and hastily remo'
ing his coathe dropped it n a powde
keg of water, swathed it about his face
and started blindly down the slope.
At thue foot of it, held down by
cruel block, he found Rube, iuert, ai:
parently lifeless.: With a giant effoi
he almost hurled the block aside, an
taking Rube in his arms stagger'ed
stumnbled,cr'ept to the outer air. O01
the blessed balm of that air as
touched hin face. He took one breati
laid his burden down, and fell besid
it, prone, motionless. The sun wa
giving the loftiest peak its far'ewel
caress. Below a bird was singing
good night song. The rosy glo
passed; the bird was stil; the sha(
ows crept higher. But there lay th
dead and the stricken.
The inquest was short, resultingi
the finding that Reuben Jackson ha
come to his death by a dispensatio
of Providence, "aided and abetted b:
his own carelessness, for the whicl
he being a boy, we do not blame him.
There was a funeral, too, pictui
esque and pathetic, where the muns:
was the uarping of the wind in tb
pine tops, and the tinest tribute th
tear's of Johu Mills. Then the grav
was rounded over, the participants
all but one-withdrew, and that nigl
the nmcon shone down ou a solitar
5gure, sitting by a mound, his hea
bowed in his hands. "Too late, to
late." the figure murmured. "We'i
rich, myv paraner and me, and it won
d , iu r:3 goed."' Nor wa MP
w id ilv u ''hm nU
rigid fingers of 11ube. Joh-i hd 1;s
covered a fragitient of iiartz t 1realed
and bounl by w'iros of virgi a gol.
Te next (a'7 Mills was in [Denver.
His first Visit svas to a iinlug expeirt
scioewlat fatmu:liar wN iti the i.-tri.
" he MillenuIitua" - -said .ohn, loi
iug over his si ouldt; in the generl
directin of rovkv Canvn - h
fur .e. The :rice is t v.o ilr 21.edl
thousand,. Tafke her or leavet Pe-.
Next he tool: ..i w:ay to lawyer.
.Draw me up oue of them pcipers," he
said. "akin' over to Susan Can phell
of 31issonri, a half-interCs .- t i j -i!
"What co1wideratio'i'' sed 1he
inani of blsiueiss.
'Consideration? Why, f.r my
Necesrary _.xphatio s .olle wed.
au11 the coUsidendiin was placed :'
ten doirs. wiich Mills c
lil'y took on oi onp pock8e -tad put int
-n oti-:'. "It"'s b.est to lave eoy
tlig U the :iquar', ie thiotght.
"Wa-it thlis e-re '. o tn e
tle lawyver. wheri the dius, - ir" an I
a'ngles had been describe:1 wit h t.e
"Not fu . spell." repld 3iill.
'Jest give it 1o un. An ivnu later
lie was oi...u east-bound trdr.
he rheached a little to.-3n ill Mi
ouri. As hie walked the strets, hio
thought, wth a strange ti-ril of afi -c
t'on, that lie was whevre nbe had
y bee-i "bora :,-id raised." '-:ver- vi!.
s lager knew I:.e residence of He ry
a Campbell, anut. soon Mills was iii-:iug
the bell. The- door was opneed 1-y a
ti young woman -Sie! But ;urei-: i( t
the Sue of Rube's dreams aid in own
imaginings. She was pletty. in a
careless way. but her wrar per was Le
rimed. her slippers, onea of which
p pr oiruded. displaye l a hole, :;10 Ler
lhiur was in papers. Mills was h'c-ked
and puzzled. The girl said "Goo-l
a morning," an(d awit-d developm;nents.
& "1'm froma out west," said be visi
tor--'Coicrado." Then. :teri- a
pause. conscious of an, iiiportiznt
4 omissioi, he addel: "Iy name's I
"/olorado." rejoined the Vonnut
womau, "I kuew a fellow that wert
e ont there-Rube Jackso'. Come in.
I suppose you want to see paw. Eve;
i ?" She alriost lang' ed.
1: I'd nmarrv im:
asp ~ifute mices 5,
scatt P he mud of the th )
oughfare. j65l. knows," he nunr
F1 mreOd, "tbat 1've tried to be squar'
vith iay pardner, but it appears Rube
didn't leave no 'heirs an' assigns tor
"Paw," remarke- Susau, that even
ing, "there was an awful furiiv man
i called here today. Said he knew Rube
Jackson out west."
".Didn't know no goon of him,'.' re
turned the father. "That Jackson
place'll nev-er bring the amount of the
sA few days later Mills was in the
doffice <f the mining expert."Ie
3Iillenninm," he began, "takec her er
Ta'ske her," exclaimed the expeirt,
trying to caneieal his jubilation.
"1 Here's the papers and your cheek,
al red to sign. Where in thnuider'd
"ettook ajlittle business trip fur
mypardner," answered John.-Enui
e Francisco Argonaut.
CUSTER'S JOKE ON A BRCKER,
S Fi ghtenedl at Indeiamns, O-ior: Wahs
I Ieady for Aniythi ng.
SThe late Charles Osborn, the New
- ork broker, and General Custer were
e intimate friends, and Osborn aunu
ally visited the general at his camnpont
.the plains. During one of the In
e dian campaigns he invited OYsborn andZ
-a party of friends out to Kansas, andI,
i jafter giv ing thema a buffalo hunt, ar
-ranged a novel experience in the way
e of an Indian scare. As Oisbornu was
i lying in his tent one night firing was
e heard at the outposts and the rapid
" riding of picketst. "Boots and
-saddles" was the order in the dis
r turbed atmosphere of the night, and
, Custer appeared to Osborn loaded
with rifle, two revolvers, a sabre and
a a scalping knife.
-"Charlie," he said, in his quick,
t nervous way, "you must defend your
d self. Sitting blisalea-in-Your
,Boots, with Wiggle-Tail-Jim and
! Scaln-Lock Skowhegar are on us in~
t force. I didn't want to alarm you be
,fore, but the safety of my command
e is my first duty. Things look serious.
s If we don't meet again, God bless
a The broker fell on his knees. "Mer
rv ciful powers, Ouster," lie cried, "only
- get me out of this! I'll carry 1,000.
e 000 shares of the Western Union for
you and put you into the firm to get
2a me home. Only save me!"
d But Custer was gone, and the camp
n by shrewd arrangement burst into a
y blaze, and shots and war-whoops were
, intermixed, and suddenly a painte.1
'oibject loomed into Osborn's sight,
-and something was flung into his face
e a human scalp. He dropped to the
e ground, said a prayer backward, far
e ward and sideways, until the nioise
e died away, and there was exposed a
- lighted supper table, with this ex
t planation on a transparency:
0 During a Coolness.
FOR WO M81 BENEFIT.
3f.-r. of Ori Root.
The young wo-nia of (d'.ty tastes
Who likes to I v. e tie idor of violets
*on.stantiA abu~t her* maV sene it in
winte: as well as in s'u1 mer by buvi
A pound or two of tine quality of pow
dtered Fiorentine orris rout. Sprinkle
heavily ;u1 sceis of cottou batting of
ny desired si.ze :.i , cover vith the
th~iiuest choe-eeoth. Linu bureau
o;:awe2: s. si t box0es annl every where
tIhat c"th1ing i-n kept n ith thbese pads,
and4 in .t shx)t tine e ery article of
we'Luint app're wil be "relolent o
Shir '* is s are p:pular as ever.al1
tie ,-: arate" vai.t !hals fair t (on
-iune a (eure of th uardrobe for
ome iin it) co te. The c arc fewcr
wais. s .:torte. than forn:erly. as the
A wican ni:fa lu rers a:-! develop
.I, inste. sii: and originality in
de ee t.mt enab'es them:I o pronve
molels that c nat a e favoraliy in al
r~espe:*- with t h: F::-h. Shirvringw,
i1CK I-! and vordiug are used eten
ive fe v a taualiv pi'ain waisMts being
e2:J, cv.-n a.n .ig tile :o-Laliedl shirt
Va~st. The dress sl.'eve and Fre ich
1.aei a:-e osed ii ne.riy all .
:c) t Vi. o ;-it :da~V
e w.I.- ro 1::n1 ~ r
u' sinlCs au i p tro enional n' ome:1,
who have but little time to look alte.
their clothes. wouild I g'a I to secure
the services of :. skilled mender,
writes Frau2n, .. Lauig.a in the La
(Iies' Ho:ne .Journal. "Men woulii
also be giad to avai themselves o
such a Irro. The vomau who will
xe' on bittons and lvks and eyes,
aud darn stockings .id under-eloth
ing. is sure( 0 cilistnit work, wani
easto:ners and re;ular" comrlensation.
A bright young girl in an eastern city,
who % was suddnly com: ellei to assisi
1! adldliu to the fa nily finances, sen
little naoes to her friends, and also to
her aeqluaintances, notifying them 0
he:: desire to nndertake the charge (,
th-ir skirl-to keepthen freeof spo'
and dust and attend to the facings and
biningts. It was not lon; before si
was atla to keen two women at wor
nude: her supervision, and the finan
!t from her pluicky venturt
a report of in
1-it state whiel
~te .3t to woien it
a$ e ateere- an
Itrertts of the coun .ou Id
o: Judiana farms. a avf"gge wag
of $?.21 a month. ;. Tb
lowest wage pa'd U. whandas i
$10.50. The h.giest ngvomen i,
Z.92. These wages, P-113nrse, in
Mr. Connors says: ' re is a con
stantly decreasing wage for women.
Statisties wiAL later iu the year be
compl %i showing the wages of diing
room, waiting,eha .nlermai s, kitchen,
'hired' and other girls employed in
the towns and cities. It is thought
they will shrw an averalge of but a lit
ile over $2 a week. The discrimina
tion azainst the female laborer is not
onxhv foud in all lines of business,
lout womien aWe bieig displaced now
in their Own -sphere' by colored mnen,
who serve as waiters, as cooks, not
only in hotels, but also families, and
ir. many other ways they are beius~
fcreed into the workshops, where the
pric2 of female labor is meagre."
-- IUlack Si-k Ta~Io: Sui1s.
The one big surprise and gift in
store for us, says Dame Fasion, is
thbe tailor-made suit of rich b~aek silk.
it has been fie years now since a
costume whnolly of this goods was inl
fashion. but t: hate a sumptuously
braidel b lac. faiS.e arm:ure or benga.
line tailor suit is ats neair the acme of
timely taste as any woman can come.
No special gifts of porophecy are need
ed for the safe assertion that not
scores but hundreds of these suits
will be ordiered for winter wear, since
the honorable service to be extracted
from such a costume will be an irre
sistible temptation to the woman of
moderate ineome, as well as tihe one
who eujoys ample meanis.
It is true that tailors hardly take
kindly to the idea, for the handsomer
a silk is the more dif~cult it is to
mould on tailor lines, and therefore
the mere mechanical part of such a
costume promises a big expense. All
this taken into consideration, the womn
en will undoubtedly order them plen
tifully, garnished on the collars,
slevs lapels and waistcoats with
heavv black silk lace and then rein
fore :ng it with a skeleton overlay of
narrow black silk b:aid stitched down.
In ordering a tailor suit for the sea
son, whether it is to be of silk, tweed,
mnelton or camel's hair, be sure and
de nand the above-mentioned trim
ming in places where relief from se
vere lines is neede.d for it is the newest
and most richly effective method of
decoration that the tailors know.
WVom en' Clubs' Flowers.
Many women's cltubs are adopting
6ower symbols, and most of themi
choose one which is typical of their
homie locality. Titus the Denve:
Womans club chose the columbine,
which grows so. luixuriantly among the
Roc ky moutains. and one Massachu
set ts club has the little pink maayiiower
for its emablemf. New Hlampshire's
Daughters took the battercup and the
Daughters of Vermornt the-red clover,
while a soont be-n California~ub has a
white satin badge bearing the green
leayes and brilhaut ico'>~ ofterd
its fPower oe more historic than l
chosei by the Lothrop club otf e
erlv au.l '.woru by the club ireimbe
un'der its i:imse of "ienesta.' Ti
'i autil tloer was broughit 'to il
v.cmutrv by Governor John Eudic<
liose china vas p::c':ed ii d1
sIa ys of it, the plant b2ing coiu!
ou the heath, of Englau 1. inder
naies of bo.:m and wood wax. Thxt
oat aroun.l the new hone of Gover
Endicott in Beverly. the seeds fell
the fertile rnew soil, and the pl
grew and spread thro-igh three to
heug u1( w t o u11only calleicd woo.
by Essex co-n vpeople.
Bit ba'k o its e4.miug to this eo
trv w th Gove:-nor Endicott, the H
er hatl its history. It was the <ho
enmh!em the Plantagenet family
Fnglaud, and while the f gii:yei
tlh( "Eglish broon" was in high
vo--. It was alSo the flower of t
Go-se f:iilv,to which Edn'iiid Gu's.
the EuiiLn zh writer, Le-ongs, :iul It
gpnerie u:une, "Je-esta, " is i e.1 a
irst iim:e fo:- girs ii that famiiv.
i] b:,on' .1 r l'romineut.
It is b- pio means ill uniEort!
feature of the la e-t -e-tuos that t
tri:nnih - of:eiiuclulcs ribbon. Tl:e
is eiery probahility that the e a
about to taike tigual revenge for ti
neglect in wihich the: have been he
ti:roughxout more tian two Feason
The rilbon ranufac uI rers are chie
.e,ponsib!e for this rea-iion. T1
uew production; a-e in all ways at
miirab'c and deserve pat:-onage. I
the tirst rank staud !be warp-printe
iflowered ribbons, mostly sho'wn i
Pompadour andoher delicate conibi
nations of co'or ou white and very
light gronuds and edged with idair
balluds or else fringed. Others, als
with light groauds, and priuite I in thc
same way, witi bouquets of tield Pow
e:s and wheit ears. fruits. flowers o
foliage, are interwoven with line; o
blakei sc'o; ing the design lengthways
Fl]in Iibbos are sonetimes divide
into ba uds of two colors or shad.es
with a fringe onA oue or both edge
Those v.ith narrow bands of ope
work are in much request. The. a
moade iu ribbons of different textures
pongee, oulara, taffetas nerveilleux
and are self-colored. In the ligh
textures they hasv more the appe
anee of bands of material with fan
henstitched )orders than rib
capeline exhibited is
this sort of rib
in front o
- ing th
I era alio f
plished by them
. outline patterns on te
then stitch down louloU straw
upon it. A special sort of pencil is
provided for the purpose. These com
p lcated prac'ices, however, are sel
dom worth the time and trouble de
.oted to them, whi.h, of course, must
b~e rckoned at in the price of the hat.
Afte: aml, a handsome figured ribboL.
gives usually far more satisfaction.
Milliuery Trade Review.
Nove1t6es Seen in thze Shops.
New metal coin purses, in silver ana
gilt, with plain or jewel studded tops.
ILace and tissue wraps fo:- ihe head
with lappets that fasten under the
Various weaves of wool fabrics,
showing dots and stripes of chenille
Many large and small wired Louis
XVI bow s in white, black and light
Thickly plaited miousseline or net
flouncings of variously colored spain
gles or beads between.
seal leather and monkey skin dog
collar belts studded with steel having
various fo-mis of bucklesi.
Lounging robes-made of the dainti
est challies and other light materials
in tasteful f oral patterns.
Beautiful spangledl butterfly bows
for the hair, entwined with wired
loopings of white satin ribbon.
Immense bows for the neck of net,
mousseline or chiffon showing elab
orate appliques of renaissance.
Bullion embroideries in allover pat
terns, as well as in all forms suitable
for skirt and bojice trimmings.
White and colored satin allovers
shwn tastefully designed applica
tions carried out in escurial braids.
Net and silk muslin allovers decor
ated with elaborate lace garlands of
re::aissance in bold, flowing designs.
Many princess toilettes compose-d of
white voile or veiling in conbination
Iwith rich butter-colored luxeuil lace.
Novelty hat pins in exquisitely
wrought Egyptian designs showing
beautiful enamel and turquoise set
A characteristic story of Genera
Lafayette was told in a Paris journa
some years ago.
At Lamarque's funeral the crowd
took out General Lafayette's horses,
as the fa'nous soldier was returning
home fro~n the service, and drew his
carriage to his hotel with many evi
dlences of enthusiastic love anid admxi
ration. The scene was a stirring one,
and a friend, in referring tc it some
weeks afterward, s id, "You must
hav'.e beenm very muchi pleased."
Lafayette looked at him for a mo
mnent ini silence, and then said, with a
whimsical s rile:
"Yes,I was very much pleased, very
much pleased indeed, But I never
er anything more pt my hone~s, tiy
lond tones. The cry be: ,
repeated, the trav-e!er thought it i
proceed from scine one in distr
and at once began to search for h
He s'oon discovered two ravens tiere
attacking a third. He was so str
with the appeal of the oppresseI t
he promptly rescued him.
It turned out that the victim wa
tame raven, belonging to a houts
the neighborhood, and the cry tha
had used so opportunely was on
many that it had been taught to utt
Hterries oi Aneient HI istory.
The strawberry dates back furt
than mnest people know. Oentur
ago they grew wild in England,
they were white and green. T
scarlet strawberry is a native of V
ginia, and was brought to England
1625. Chile gave an excellent varie
to France, and Alpine Switzerland h
a delieions native berry. And here
a hint that may he worth somethi'
to American cultivators who live ne
the seashore: If the plants in wint
be covered with seaweed, the result'
a prodigious increase in the size
the fruit. In the Isle of Man seawee
is invariably employed for this pum
pose. Many consider the raspberr
nearly as fragrant and delicions
the strawberry. It also grew wild i
English woods froml earliest times,
it does in our own woods.
The gooseberry does not appear t
have been known to the ancient
Gerard calls it "feaburry," a nar"
still occcAionally heard3.iven it by th
rustics of Yorkshire. It received t'
name of gooseberry fromi being use
as a sauce for young or "green" ge
It was brouight f~mom Flanders,
same year that HenryISIII recci'
the title of Defender of the Faith, an
even as late as the reign of Elizahe
its leaves were eaten as a salad h.
those who could not afford to send t
Holland for lettnee. Blackberriee
were well known to the Ro'mans. Plin
tells us that the propagation of tree
by layers was taug~ht the ancients b
the bramb~le-bush. The.Romans were
aware of the medisiual qualities pos
sessedi by blackberries in all diseases
of the mnouth, throat and stomach.
Another n~ ild berry which the ancients
shared in common with us was the
whortleberry, or bilberry, or hue'-"
Crauben- ies are fo2nd all over the
wo; Id in marsby places, but those of
the Unite1-Sfates a-e the tinest and
best, andi a-e exported in large quan
tities to Europe. The mulberry is
meutionedl sereial times in the Dible.
Ovid, too, cetelirates it in his'famous
story of Fyramus' and Thisbe. It wasj
introduceed inta Euro;.e from Persia,
and was mo e esteemed by the Ro
man tihn avy othe fra~i it didl not