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Closing Adventures of Mary and Jessie in Europe Prize Story iiVXT A 1T > wait an(i let me tell W you," sald Mr Hopkins, ' * Bbaktng himßelf free from the girls' arms. "Your uncle Frank, my youngest brother, bought a farm in California about two years ago and worked a mine which yielded about $1,000,000. My grandfather had a great deal of land around Los Angeles which was leased for fifty-nine years and the lease" is up just now, leaving all this land to me. It has increased in value from $20 to $100 every year since Caii fornia's boom in the year 1849. We ar« to return as soon as possible to settle our rights and then we'll buy ft farm next to Frank's, where my girls can grow strong and rosy, a,nd Carl can have room to grow broad and strong as well as tall. So now lly around and pack up quickly." Mrs, Hopkins and Jessie flew around packing their trunks, Carl stood by looking for something to «Jo and Mary kept getting in the way.'" Papa looked on for a few minutes and then called Mary and Carl to him. He seemed amused and Mary thought she saw a mischievous twin kle in his eye, which meant fun, and ran to him. •Mamma and Jessie were so preoccu pied with their work that they did not notice Carl, Mary their father leave the room. "Shall we take a cab or walk?" asked Mary, skipping down the steps to the street. "We'll just walk, because I'm afraid my little girl will forget how and when she's back in America she'll al ways want to ride," said papa, taking hold of Mary's hand while Carl walked on the other side. Carl stuck his hands deep In his pockets and unconsciously began to whistle 'America' under his breath. Mary chatted to her father about their new home in California, about all the things she saw and had seen, and what they should do when they returned to finish their educa tion. They turned ii»to a large store and Mary hardly knew what to look at first. Having made a few pur chases, a watch for mamma, some trinkets for Carl's teacher and school mates, Mr. Hopkins left Mary and Carl in the store to look around while he went off on other business. When he returned he gave one bundle to -Mary, saying, "Here's something to re member Paris by. A Paris gown, my fine little lady." When they came back to the hotel Mrs. Hopkins and Jessie were ready, so. bidding farewell to their cousin, uncle and aunt, who were going to stay longer in Paris, they took a cab find drove down to the river. When they were all safely aboard of a small boat and were gliding down the Seine, Mary leaned back among the cushions contentedly with a sigh of relief and thought of her far-off home in America. At the mouth of the river they took a large ocean steamer for New York. The girls hardly knew what they did during the few days they were on the ship they were in such a frenzy, of expectancy and longing for home, which had grown dear to them in their absence. They had been so busy all the time that they hadn't had time to get home sick before. When the highest spires of New York and Liberty Enlightening the World came In view Carl stood up and shouted "Three cheers for the red. white and blue." And all the Americans joined In "Yankee Doodle" and even some foreigners who knew the air. They landed late in the afternoon nnd took the train for their Phila delphia home. Spending a few days with their friends while Mr. Hopkins arranged his business and then bidding farewell to their old home they started for California. Changing cars and sitting quiet all day grew monotonous and they were all glad when they Stepped out of the cars In Los Angeles. They drove out to their uncle's farm nnd stayed there, riding horseback and having a good time until their house could be built. '.','- The crickets chirruped in the long, dry grass of the prairies and the sun. sinking behind the Sierra Madres. took a last peep at a little family of five assembled on a large vernnda enjoy ing the cool (lea. breeze after *a warm summer day. Mary and Jessie wntehed the ehaner ing tints of the western sky as the sun. like a great ball of fire, sunk from sltrht. iv's arms encircled Jessie and she \vhisnered softly In : Jessie's ear. "We're at home in lovely California and how happy we shall be." OLA. HALL. Vlneland school: AS grade. : Ola: See editorial on p<»ge 4 concern- In^ a't.M-u it,, pr'zosS and write me If you desire to have The Herald for three months instead of a book. (Honorable Mention) Tnext day they all went out for a drive In Paris for the last time, they thought, and bought a few. little things to take with them .' to . America. But. when they came- home they were surprised to - find another message from 'America - saying that they need not . hurry • about coming LOS ANGELES SUNDAY HERALD—JUNIOR SECTION Beginning of Story Completed by Juniors AFTER the Scottish visit Mr. Hopkins decided that the trip to Paris must be made at once. His letters and tele grams from the United State* were already urging him to make all possible speed with his visit and return as soon as he could. All the way to Paris Mary and Jessie made their father relate to them incidents of French histoiy, and they were much interested in the stories which he told them of the French revolution. Of course they wanted to see the most im portant places in and about this great city. They wanted to see the artist quarter's, where talent ed young men and women learned to [Saint and to draw and studied other forms of the tine arts. They were curious, too, to see the cele- back, that they could wait for about a month longer. Now they were just as happy (is they could be and Mary and Jessie and Carl became students in various arts, and before they knew it their month had passed. The last day they were all busy packing up trunks and setting ready Sor their trip. They left Paris with the 5 o'clock train irr the evening ami had their dinner at about 6:30 and then spent the time reading and telling stories. They enjoyed themselves look ing through the windows and some times when the train stopped they took a little walk and once Mary and Jes sie would have been left behind if the conductor hadn't seen them. They took a German steamer, the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse. Maty and Jessie had a good time on the ship with the sailors. They would talk German to them and when they reached New York and left the steamer they could talk a little German. They stopped at the Victoria hotel for live days and then came direct to California. When they came home they had many visitors and they had to tell all about their trip. Mr. Hopkin3 said that he did not like to live in his old home again and he sold it and they bought a beautiful home in Pasadena. The next week school opened and the girls and Carl went to the Throop col lege. ELIZABETH AGNES. 123 North Cutalina street, Pasadena. •■ • • The party went to their sitting room in the hotel and Mr.'Hopkins told .them the details of their plans and also of the good fortune that awaited him in America. _•&,-. "I have just received a cablegram," he said, "from the secretary of the Colorado Mining company in which I have quite a sum Invested. The mes sage states that a very rich deposit of gold has been discovered on the prop perty of the company and that there Is a large fortune awaiting every stockKolder. "We will need to make arrange icnts for our trip at once," added Mr. Contest Continued (Continued from .Page Five) When our vacation comes at last, The holidays will go so fast. We'll put books away. And then every day We'll leave behind—our troublest pet ELIZABETH LUDWIG, Box 293, Casetaa avenue, Pasadena. '• • • When our vacation comes at last, The holiday* will go so .fast. We'll put books away. And then every day We'll try to nnd other tasks. ' " BERTHA DUKES, Grade 87, Brendo street school; 1034 Fedora st. « • • When our vacation comes at last. The holidays will go so fast, We'll put books away, And then . every day Into the water our linos we will cast. V TOM METCALFE, A 5 grade, Cambria stroet school; age 10; 842 South Bonnie Brae street. -- • * • • When our vacaUon comes at last, The holidays will go so fast. We'll put books away, And then every day We'll play and have fun until the days are past. ELIZABETH AONES. ... Pasadena. • » • When our vacation comes at last, The holidays will go so faat, We'll put books away, And then every day - We'll climb the ship's mast. CLARMONT SOULE, Grade 6, Sawtelle city school. " •. • • When our vacation comes at last, The holidays will go so fast, ■We'll put books away, ■; And then every day We'll build a boat and set the mast. - GRACE DAVIS, Grade 6, Sawtelle city school^-. , .' -.; brated gardens and palaces where French kings and emperors had lived and enjoyed themselves. Just as the giris and their mother were returning from a drive through Parisian boule vards one afternoon Mr. Ilopkiiu met them at the entrance to the hotel and, holding up the slip upon which the cablegrams are written, said: "We have surpris ing news. AYe will need to re turn to .America immediately, but 1 think if this piece of good for tune is actually so, we can return later and complete the education of the girls and Carl here, if they so desire." Exclamations of dismay, sur prise and eager inquiries for the cause of this unexpected change in their plans followed his an nouncement. Hopkins, "as there is no time to lose in making our trip to America." In a few days the Hopkins party started back, to America and the voy age across Ihe ocean was made with out any mishap*. They arrived safely at New York and made a flying trip across the continent to dispose of their home in California. Having succeeded in this. Mr. Hopkins bought a beauti ful residence on Capitol hill in Den ver, making it their permanent home. They all agreed that after the chil dren had finished their course in the high school they might choose some fine art and study in Paris. Having the party settled safe at home I bid farewell to the adventures of Mary. Jessie and Carl. ARTHUR NOBLES. 524 East Twenty-seventh street. Grade AT. Twenty-eighth street school. Age 13 years. • • • "Why can't we see Paris 1?" said Mary. "Because we must go home," said Mrs. Hopkins. So they were hustled back to the hotel to get ready. The next day they took the steamer for America. The ship was like a little world by itself to Mary and Jessie. When they entered the harbor of New York and saw the myriad lights of the city they could hardly wait to get on land. The next day they took the train for California. When they reached their destination they were taken to a lawyer's office, where they were given a paper. The paper was the will of a faraway relative. It stated that they must go to a certain house and live in It a year before tho house and other things mentioned were theirs. The house was a magnificent building high up in the mountains. When they saw the house they said they would stay in it forever if neces sary, i As far as we know they did so. FRED O. REID. 406 East Sixth stree,. A 5 grade, Boyd street school. Age, 12 years. When our vacation comes at last. Th<> holiday! will go so fast, We'll put books away. And then every day Think of the work we have done in the past. FRANK TOM HOWELU 455 Third street; 86, Boyd atreet school. • • • When our vacation conies at last. The holidays will go so fast, We'll put books away, And then every day We'll Hah in it brook bubbling past. FRED O. REID, 406 East Sixth street; A 5 grade, Boyd street school, age 12 years. * • • When our vacation cornea at la-^t. The holidays will bo so fast. * . '.. We'll put books away. And then every day We'll lilay and think of tho days that have passed. MARY GIBSON, Lime street school, Eseondldo; sth grade; age 10 years. ■'".-.' .. • • • When our vacation comes at last, The holidays will B» so fast. We'll put books away, ■ Anil then every day We'll watch tho sailor climb the mast. ORACE.PRUDEN, Sawtetle city school, Gth trad*. • • • When our vacation comes at last, The holidays will go so fa-st. We'll put books away. And then every day ■ , .: We'll think or the days that have passed. . UABBL ANDREWS, A 6 Kratle, Burnett school; age 12 year 3. • • • - ' / When our vacation cornel at last, - The holidays will go so fast, Wjj'll put. books away. "-,_■' . : And then every day . *-.' We'll go out and play and forget the past.- '» •- -..-,,.-• 'PAULINE JENKS ' Grade 6, Sawtelle city scTiool. -..._, (Honorable Mention) <<1 F YOU'LL kindly Flop all talk ing at once I'll tell what has A happened," said Mr. Hopkins, laughing. "Well, you see," he contin ued, "on some property which I own oil has been found, and if 1 will go on and develop it there is enough to make me a rich man, the chief ad vantage ot which is that my wife and Children will be able to have many luxuries which I cannot give them now. "Meanwhile, I have to. go to Califor nia as quickly as possible, so as we are to leave by 7 o'clock tomorrow morning you had better hurry anil pack." : ,« After exclaiming over their good for tune all hurried away to attend to their duties. " The next mornlnsr our party em barked on tho Paris for New York, which city they had not expected to see again for a year at least. As the vessel came Into the harbor of New York the girls were as glad to M*. their own native land as if they had .been away twice as long as they act ually had. ' - ' Of course their friends In Los An geles were very much surprised and pleased to see them again. Mary and Jessie, when they started to school < again, had many things to tell their little friends about their recent travels. Here we will say good by to Mary and Jessie, Carl and their mother and father, but you ask what happened after that? Well, Mary is now mar ried and lives in Ilio Janeiro. Jessie is still unmarried and takes care of her parents, while Carl is the manager of a large dry goods firm in San Fran cisco. They are all happy and pros perous and soon intend to have a re union and go to Europe. BERTHA WAHDEIX. ' 1309 Rich street. Age 12. Eighth grade, Sentous school. SCENTS FROM MANY SOURCES Animal and Vegetable Kingdoms Con. tribute Ingredients fP HE modern perfume manufacturer brings all the resources of the -*- world to his work, and every country is laid under tribute. It/ft commonly suposed that most of our perfumery is made from flowers; but the manufacturer does not hesitate to use such animal products as ambergris, castor, civet- and musk, as well as the chemical bodies derived from various minerals, refuse and byproducts of fac tories. There is a long list of odorifer ous gum resins, barks and berries, such as benzoin, opopanax, peru, tolu. storax and myrrh, which forms part of his equipment. Ingenious processes of obtaining many of these are resorted to, such as wound ing trees and shrubs or distilling them odchemically. Recourse is had to meth ods employed thousands of years ago to obtain fragrant odors. The frank- Incense of the scripture Is obtained to day from a variety of trees that exude a fragrant gum. This gum is gathered from young trees that have been pur posely wounded, and in recent years It has been obtained from trees found In the temperate as well as in the trop ical zone. The different aromatic substances used for incense purposes in the past are produced today in great quantities for the perfumer. Thesee Include the balsam of Tolu, the olibanum of Java, the benzoin or gum benjamin, the cam phor laurel of China and Japan, the eleml resin of trees In the Philippine islands, Mexico and Brazil, the star an ise of certain trees in southwestern China, the sweet ftagroot, much used for incense in India, and even aromatic earths found on the coast of Cutch. But naturally the greatest supply of raw material for perfumery comes from flowers, berries and aromatic plants. The list of these Is very extensive, and the gathering and manipulation of them to extract their fragrance represents a widely extended and Important Indus try in many parta of the earth. The great flower gardens near the little town of Grasse In southeast France have frequently been described. It is the perfume center of France'and of the world. Ten thousand million pounds of flowers are there annually converted Into essences and extracts. Roses, jasmines, violets, tuberoses and cassias are raised by the common peo ple, and then converted into extracts and essences by the process of macerar tion. Square glass trays are inclosed in wooden frames and spread over with half an inch of fat or pure grease. The freshly gathered flowers are spread over the layer of grease and renewed every morning. The power of grease to ab sorb odors enables manufacturers to secure most of the fragrance of flowers, and ihon when soaked In alcohol the grease separateH from its odors. The alcohol retains the fragrance and makes the manufacture of purfumes simple and efficient. Many woods, such as aloe, santal and cedar, are used for manufacturing per fumery, and also barks of trees, such as the cinnamon and cascarllla, and the leaves of others.