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ARTIFICIAL SOD NOW MADE.
Intended Chlefiy to Supply Demand
from Largo Cities.
The demand for sod in a large city
is greater than can be supplied from
the surrounding country, with the re
sult that grass for transplanting la
now shipped long distances, and the
price is correspondingly high. It Is no
wonder, then, that an artificial sod has
been made. The green sod is capable
of transplanting at any time of the
year and has the advantage of pre
senting a reasonably green sward at
once, whereas the artificial sod takes
on its emerald hue only after the
warm sun has smiled upon It. The
Inventor of the latter, however, claims
that one Is rewarded for this delay
by the superior appearance of the
grass when it final!) do* > malv its ap
pearance. being uniform la Its char
acter and free from weeds and other
undesirable growth.
The sod consists of rich soil with
grass seed embedded therein, the mass
being pressed or dried In a sheet
which is laid on the ground where the
growth of grass is desired. With a
little care or water nature will do the
rest.
FATHER NOT SHARP ENOUGH
Despite All Precautions. Daughters
Love and Elope.
At Port Chatter, N. Y . there Is a
wealthy farmer named Charles Adams
whose daughters have not the slight
est trouble in finding husbands despite
the fact that their father is notorious
ly opposed to their meeting any eligi
ble young men. Two years ago the
oMest of the daughters slipped out
and eloped with her lover, to the *ur
prise and consternation of the stern
parent, who tightened his watch on
the girls and vowed that no other one
of his daughters should be wed for
a while yet. But last year another
daughter did likewise. *
Papa Adams said things and watch
ed Sadie, the youngest, like a hawk.
Night and day he was within hearing
distance of her and never did he al
low her to go to town without his ac
companding her as an escort. No
young man of the countryside was
going to fool him and get Sadie. But
while he was watching carefully these
young men he neglected to watch
Walter Washhurne, the overseer of
his farm. Sadie and Walter managed
to (all in love without exciting paren
tal suspicion, and the other day Wal
ter hitched up and drove Sadie to
town, where they were married. Now
Papa Adams Is quite convinced of the
truth of the old adage to the effect
that love will triumph despite all.
Mint Refuse Worth $30,000.
"The United Stales government as
sayed the Old mint at Denver recent
ly." said R. W, Burchard of that city,
"and got 130,000 in the clean no. That
THE STATESMAN, DENVER, COLORADO.
Bounds like a peculiar statement, but
It Is the truth. I
"The new coinage mint, which had
been in course of construction there
for about seven years, was completed
recently, and the government moved
from the old mint, which had been oc
cupied for about thirty years.
"When they got ready to clean out
the old place every particle of dust
and dirt was carefully saved. This
was run through the assay furnace,
and it was found that the tiny par
ticles of gold which had accumulated
about the building in all those years
had amounted to the snug sum I have
mentioned.
"The particles had been carried
through the air during the refining
processes, and were so minute that
they had not affected the weight of
the metal assayed to any appreciable
extent. It was all velvet for Uncle
Sam and more than paid the expense*
of moving to the new mint." —Milwau-
kee Sentinv.
MEMORY HARD TO BEAT.
Colored "Auntie’s” Claim That Wat
Almost the Limit.
In the days o! Barnum, an old
"auntie” lived In East Tennessee who
was reputed to be of great age. Like
all of her kind she was extremely
proud of the distinction, and never
underestimated her age in the least
She had outgrown that weakness de
cades past.
Barnum heard of her, and conclud
ing that if she was as old as rumor
made her she would be a valuable ac
quisition to his show, he sent an agent
down to make an investigation. She
caught the direction of the wind very
promptly, and was prepared for any
test question that might be asked.
Gradually the agent led up to the
crucial interrogatory, and at last
said:
"Aunty, do you remember George
Washington?”
"Does I rccomeraher George Wash
ington*’ W'y lawß-a massy. Mistuh, I
reckon I does. I orter, orient I? Fer
I done nussed him. We played to
gether evy day when he was a H’l
chile.”
"Well, do you remember anything
about the Revolutionary war?”
"G’way. chile! Yes. indeed I does.
Honey. I stood dar lots er times, an’
seed do bullets flyin' around’, thick
er’n rain drops.”
“Yes—well, how about the fall of
the Homan empire? Do you recollect
anything about that?”
“The old woman took a good, long
breath. In fact, it amounted to a
sigh. She reflected for n few mo
ments. and said:
”De fact is. Honey. 1 was purty |
young den. an' I doesn’t have a very
extinct reoommemhi'ance Tmut dat; >
hut I does ’member, now dat you
speaks of hit. dal I did henk do white |
folks tell about hearing* some’pn
drap.”
CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH, 24tb
and California streets. Rev. W.E. Hel:.
pastor. Preaching, 11 a. m.; Sundi ;
School at 12:15, Martin Peoples, s
perlnlendcnt. 6:30. R. Y. P. U.. W. h
Fugltt, president; 7:30, preaching. All
are welcome to our services. Especial
arrangements made to care for strang
ers and visitors. Coronation Dramatic
anti Literary Society Tuesday light
Prayer meeting Wednesday night The
pastor desires to meet stranger* and
visitors after each set Tice.
PERSONALS.
C. H. Barbee of Durango enroute to
Oklahoma and Texas to buy land,
stopped over in the city the guest of
obt. Carruth.
Mrs. W. T. Bland and child, who
have been visiting in Hot Springs for
two months are again in the city at
2448 Larimer St. Mr. and Mrs.
Bland contemplate opening a lunch
room soon.
An affair among the younger set
was a full dress dancing party last
Friday night at Five Points Hall. It
was given by the select six, a club of
young girls. They served refresh
ments.
The Knights of Pythias celebrated
the anniversary of the order by relig
ious service at Shorter Church, The
two lodges. Damon, Mo 5, and Pythi
as, Mo. 11, assembled at the hall and
proceeded to the church headed by a
band. Rev. Dyett delivered the ser
mon in the presence of a crowded
church. Its pointed advise no less
than its eloquence made a deep im
press upon both the Knights and the
congregation. A liberal offering was
; raised. John Leftridge acted as
j toastmaster. The auxiliaries repre
i seated were the Court of Calanthe.
1 Lily Cadet Company of the youths,
I Arna Company of Uniformed Ladies
and the Uniformed Rank of Kuighls.
Colonel Greenleaf’s staff in full rega
lia was augmented by Major J. P.
Miller of Colorado Springs. It was
the best gathering of the order and
has set a pace for all orders.
Longevity in Virginia.
“Mine is the prize state for longevi
ty,” said a Virginian who was regis
tered at a Chestnut street hotel. "I
can produce a list of nineteen former
citizens and slaves of my state whose
years when they died aggregated 2,241
years. Of the nineteen persons named
the youngest when he died was 110
years old. Two lived to be 130, one
to be 126, two to be 121, one to he 115,
two 116, three 114, one 113, two 113,
two 111, one 110, one 120, and one. a
negro, lived to the ripe old age of 136
years. Of the nineteen persons on’y
six were negroes; all the others were
whites.
‘ While I am In the humor I will tell
another one. There is, or was, a few
years ago. standing on the banks of
Neabsco creek, Virginia, a tombstone
carrying probably the oldest monu
mental Inscription in the United
States. The date is 1608, and it is
thought that the deceased was one of
John Smith's men. This is the In
scription: ‘Here lies ye body of Lieut.
William Herris, who died May ye 16tb,
1608; aged 65 years; by birth a Brit
on: a good soldier; a good husband
and neighbor.’ “—Philadelphia Press,
A CARD.
Omaha, Nebr., 3,28, 1005
Editox [ Statesman:— We wish to
inform yon and friends that words
are inadaqnate to express onr thanks
for the kindness during the pain and
loss of our beloved sister, Mrs. Rettu
Thomas, who died in your city.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas, Hicks
Charlie Johnson
women ana is regarded as a choice
luxury. The body Is covered to a
depth of three or four Inches with a
layer of fine blubber, weighing half a
ton and yielding a large amount of
the best grade of oil.
One of the most highly prized tro
phies which Lieut. Peary brought
back from his last journey to Green
land was the Ivory tusk of a narwhal.
This Is the record-breaking specimen
of the world, measuring eight feet in
length and eight inches in circumfer- (
ence at its thickest part. A realiza
tion of its height is gained when it is
placed alongside a man, the extreme
point of the tusk overtopping his head
two feet.
Leonardo's Writing.
This is a specimen of the writing
.eonardo da famous as poet
md sculptor, and the greatest uaiver
>a! genius the world has known.
Fine Specimen of Indian Pottery.
A valuable, addition to the museum
Oi the University of Vermont has re
cently been made in the form cf an
excellent specimen of Indian pottery.
The Tessel. one cf the best and largest
ever unearthed in New England, was
found In a cave near Bolton Falls. It
is 10 inches high and has a six-sided,
highly-decorated rim nit.® inches lr
diameter.
Pennsylvania’s Largest Tree.
11l Yeadon township, Delaware coun
ty. Pa., is what is said to be the
largest tree in the state. The cir
cumference of the trunk Is 33 feet,
and the spread of its branches 115
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