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THERODANDTHEBOT Bill Arp Gets an Interesting Letter on the Subject. lVrlle* Declares Hie Bad Boys Turn Out the Best—Tells of the Case of Bob—Why Solomon Wns n Poor Authority. [Copyrighted by Atlanta Constitution and Keprintcd by Permission.] lu a recent letter I took the part of the bad boys and said they must not he given up. That letter has pro voked a most intelligent comment from a western school-teacher, who has been teaching boys for 20 years. He says that liis so-called bad boys al most invariably turned out to be his best boys, best scholars and best men, and he never punished one with the rod. His illustrations are very apt, entertaining and instructive, for he is no ordinary teacher, but is a highly cultured gentleman, and writes a UUkUUl XV. HV I • JIIO « IV • ' .. - several pages and was eagerly perused, lie says 1 am a believer iu the rod, but it has beeu my lot to have to use it mostly, but lightly, ou mamma’s pets —the good boys who never did any tiling wrong. He does not believe in moral turpitude or total depravity, but that all natural instincts are good, and that evil is only an abuse or mis use of the good, and he has never seen a human being who would not at times perform some kind otliee for another, never expecting a reward. Once upon a time, the story goes, a little.girl was watching a sculptor as he put tlie finishing touches upon an angel that he had chiseled from a block of marble, and she exclaimed: “Oh. what a beautiful angel you have made!” “No,” said the sculptor, “the angel was already in the marble. I have only chipped away the rough stone that hid it.” 'So it is with every man—there is an angel there, though too often hidden by the stony covering. The skillful sculptor could find it. This-reminds me of an incident that happened many years ago in Home w hile 1 lived there. It was on Sunday while a great freshet was inundating a portion of the town. A poor boj, the son of a widow-, had rowed liis lit tle boat out in au eddy to catch some wood that was lloating down. By some mischance his boat was caught by the current gnd he was carried rap idly down the stream, liis mother had seen it all and ran down the bank i-ciearaing for help. Many people ran along with her, hut could do nothing. It was near a quarter of a mile to the junction where scores of men and boys were watching the surging waters. As the little boat neared the bridge pillar it capsized and the boy disap peared with the boat. In an instant it came to the surface again and the boy was seen clinging to the chain at its end. “Save that boy, somebody.'’ Said one: “I’ll give $5 to save that boy.” Said another: “I’ll give $10.” “I’ll give $20,” said another, but no body dared to venture. The mother cried in agony, “Won’t somebody save my boy.” Just then a young man was seen rushing wildly down, throwing off his coat and shoes as he came, and passing the crowd he ran down into tile water and struck out boldly for the boy. He got him, and clasping one arm around his waist swam with the other and laid him at His mother’s feet, lie was limp and speechless, but alive. Butting on his shoes and coat, the young man walked quickly away. Hut he was known to most of those present. He was a barkeeper and his moral standing was not good, for he was profane in speech and his asso ciates were the sports and drinking men of the town, lie was under the ban, but there was an angel in him somewhere. He knew the poor widow and he knew the boy-—and lie scorned to accept any reward. I have often ruminated over that heroic deed and wondered. My school-teacher friend says that the difference between a bad boy and a good one is that the stone is harder to chip from the former, but gives a finer and more durable polish when the rough outside is chiseled away, but the good boy’s angel is found in chalk, and soon crumbles or decays. He tells of Bob, the worst boy ever taught. It was far out in western Texas, and when the school was made up it was predicted that Bob and the teacher would have a fight in less than a week. He was fully apprised that Bob was wicked and cursed like a sailor and would fight at the drop of a hat and drop it himself. Bob’s fa ther was dead and his mother an in valid and very poor, but Bob loved her and was kind and good to her and cooked tlie breakfast before he went to school, which was two miles away, lie always hurried home after school to chop the woot^and bring water and help her with the supper. The teach er's punishment of his pupils, when it had to be given, was keeping them after school and requiring them to get their lessons. Bob very respectfully nsk£d to be allowed to go home to wait upon his mother. He behaved very well for a week, but his bad day came and he did not study at all. He seemed to be ready for a row. The teacher told' him mildly but firmly that he must stay in until he got his lesson. He gave a look of defiance and shut up his book. My friend says: “It was one of the trials of my life. I pretend ed to be reading a book, but l was only thinking. In half an hour Hob opened his book, but 1 saw tears in liis ej’es. After awhile he said: *1 can't study now. Please, sir, let me go home. It’s getting dark and mother will be scared. She’s all alone and sick. Please, sir, 1 will get this lesson to morrow, and I won’t be bad any more.’ Well, I was just overcome, and 1 took him in my arms and1 vye wept together. Never did Bob give me any more trou ble and all the neighbors wondered. I verily believe that if I had whipped him he would have been ruined by it. After his mother’s death he enlisted in the army and won his straps, and he writes me occasionally, and always thanks me for the kindness I showed him at school.” 1 believe that the use of the rod in our public schools has been generally abandoned. The punishment Sf re fractory pupils is now just what it is in our colleges. Expulsion, suspen sion, monthly reports of conduct and progress. Patrons seem satisfied with this and the general verdict is that Solomon was joking. My friend Fort was as hostile to "whipping children as is Dr. Ilolderbv, of Atlanta, and when 1 quoted Solomon, who said: “lie that sparetli the rod hateth his son,” he said: “Well, Solomon was mad when he wrote that. With all of those wives lie must have had three or four hun dred children, and the little rascals were always tagging after him and begging for candy, or a knife or a doll, or something, and they climbed up his legs and felt in his pockets and pulled his hair, and it was pappy this and daddy that, until lie got desperate and wrote that verse. I don’t take everything for granted that Solomon says, nohow. A man who was as big a fool about women as he was, needn’t tell me about whipping children, lie didn’t know how to raise Eehoboam, who succeeded him, for he said to the children of Israel: ‘My father chas tised you with whips, but 1 will chas tise you with scorpions.’ That’s the kind of a boy he raised with his rod.” But after all and before all it is the home influence that moulds the child, for that is constant and enduring. The angel that was within Bob was un covered by his mother’s love. Some mothers send their little children to school as to a nursery to get them out of the way or because they cannot manage them at home. While others put up for them a nice lunch and kiss them a sweet good-by and fondly watch for their return. Our children had to go more than a mile to school when we lived on the farm. They had to cross the creek on a foot log and then through a field up a long hill and then down the hill until out of sight. It was my daily pleasure to watch them go and come, and feel that they were safe. Aud now our eldest daughter is go ing to leave us—going to Winnsboro, Carolina, to live, where her husband has found profitable employment. They have five children, some of whom were our daily visitors and made us happy when they came. What shall we do now? We thpught that this exodus of our children was over. My wife and I are growing old and it grieves us to lose our children and grandchildren. But this is the com mon lot. There is nothing true but Heaven.—Bill Arp, in Atlanta Consti tution. VAN TWINKLE WAS UNMASKED When HI* Seraphina Returned Home She Took a Mean Advantage of Him. Augustus Van Twinkle escorted his little family to the Grand Central station. Big lumps rose in his throat as he almost teai'fully bade bis Seraphina farewell and patted Tom my' on the head, relates the New York Times. “To think of two long months without you, Seraphina; 1 don't see how I can bear it,” he said, using his handkerchief violently. She appre ciated his emotion, and though pained at the parting, felt an inward sense of joy and pride at his great love. As the months dragged by Sera phina received letter after letter telling in excruciating terms of Au gustus’ loneliness. How he came home every evening after dining and sat for an hour before her picture, and then whiled away the louely hours until midnight and often un til one or two o'clock in the morn ing, reading novels. He gave her a long list of novels that he said he had purchased and read, so that Seraphina wrote and scolded him for his extravagance and also warned him that he would ruin his eyes. Augustus had had his Seraphina again for three days. He had greet ed her at the station with a warmth that fill but suffocated her. On the evening of the third day, when he entered his flat with the cheery cry of “VVifie,” he was confronted by Seraphina drawn to her full height, eying him from his shoes up with a frigid stare. “Augustus!” (icily.) “Yes, darling,” (quaveringly.) “You read so much while I was away that you straincu your eyes and had to get glasses to read with-?’' (more icily.) “Yes,” in a hoarse whisper. “Augustus, here is your gas bill for two months—eight, cents!” WHEN PRETTY FEET SUFFER. Those Who Have to Stoml All Day Fare Worse Than Those Who Can Walk About. It Is a pity that certain employment* deprive many women of their inalien able right to pretty feet. New York doctors protest that they do not find the situation among shop girls quite so deplorable here as it is reported by a St. Louis specialist, but they ad mit that standing for hours at a stretch certainly does have a tendency to 'produce flatfootedness, states an exchange of that city. “By this I do not mean that you will not find hundreds of pairs of pretty feet among shop employes,” explained one doctor. “Some of the prettiest feet in New York are this moment hid ing their charms behind the counters of our big stores, hut some of the ug liest ones are concealing their deform ities in the same place. “Most people who are on their feet all day are bound to have trouble over the shape and size of their extremities. Those who stand fare worse than those who walk about, for the move ment and circulation tend to prevent the flatness which so many clerks complain of. For that reason, the waitress, for example, will find that her feet retain more of their natural virtues and; acquire fewer vices than the shop girl’s.” As to the Old Citizen. La Montt—This paper contradict* •itself. At one time it remarks that the esteemed citizen lived to “a green old age” and at another “a ripe old age.” La Moyne—What’s the difference? “Why, if anything is green how can it be ripe?”—Chicago Daily News. An Aggravation. “Have you ever tried the faith cure for headaches?” “No Some one explained the faith cure to me and I got a worse headache than ever trying to understand it.”— Washington Star. FARMER AND PLANTER. SAVING CORN FODDER. Timely .Vusucutionm in View of the Wanton Waite of Fodder on Southern Farm*. In view of the wanton waste of fod der in various parts of the country, I will submit my method of providing a fine supply of bright fodder in my feed lots for busy days or bad weath er. It is estimated that 37 per cent, or over one-third of the nutritive value of the corn plant lies in the fodder. Enormous quantities go to waste .each year—a large per cent, deteriorates greatly by being left out in the field through winter for spring feeding. Why this^We do not leave other feeds out in shocks over winter and why not take better care of that valuable feed—the fodder? I bind it with twine in bundles of about an armful each, haul to the feed lot and rick, or fill all empty shed room. This is done as early as is expedient—before bad weather and before the fodder is discolored. I hare been ricking fodder for about seven years and have ricked it off of as many as eighty acres a season. It always kept nice and bright when Tiw bnnlinrv a /rtrli-lon Ant ii» the fall, the ground is firm and you cau haul large loads and not cut up the wheat, etc. Kick in the feed lot fence it and build cheap troughs or racks around it so that in bad weath er or on busy days it will not be nec essary to hitch up the team—just throw over the bundles. When shuck ing I have the hands lay the fodder on the ground temporarily, in com pact piles, straight and even. They should be narrow and well pressed down to shed water should it rain be fore being bound and ricked. The shuekers can shuck for one to two cents less per shock in this way oy being saved the standing and tying of l'odder. This ought to cover the expense of binding. The binder, armed with a pocket knife and ball of twine, gathers up an armful of fod der, passes the twine around, having previously lied a loop on the tag or inner end of twine and ties in a loop knot. The twine is next put in upper end of loop, the other end drawn out of the knot, tightened. When one gets the “hang" of it the binding can be done very rapidly. When bound, you have a bundle that can be han dled practically as easily as one of grain—one that can be easily ricked. They may now be piled ns before, provided it is to be ricked in u few days, otherwise shock ax d tie it. Dew and light rains are a benefit in han dling fodder, as it softens and pre vents breaking of blades. Shuckirs may be provided with twine and be required to do the binding. Shocks sixteen hills square make seven or eight bundles,and a ball of twine will bind eighty to 100 snooks. The modus operafidi of ricking is very much as that of grain. Keep the middle a great deal the highest so that when the stack has settled the stalk will slant so ns to turn the wa ter. Place inside courses lengthwise of rick, outside courses crosswise with tassels towards the center, ex cept the top course, which reverse so as to better form a roof. Always build firm, pressing each bundle up close to the preceding. I build the ricks 20x50 and sixteen feet high, which contains about 200 shocks. For convenience in feeding I recommend building in two or three sections so that as little surface be exposed as possible when feeding. Top courses should be even on top, have a good slant and pressed tightly together.— E. W. Jones, in Epitomist. PROTEIN IN CORN. Experiments Establish Results Unite at Variance With the General ly Accepted idea. Corn has always been regarded as a poorly-balanced ration except for fat tening purposes. The relative propor tion of protein to the carbonaceous substances is too small. Only a few years ago it was asserted on appar ently good authority that the rela tive proportion of protein to the car bonaceous substances found in corn was very uniform, and that the av erage per cent, of protein found in the grain was but a little over 10.5 per cent. In 1S97 the Kansas experiment station took up the matter of corn investigation, and they found that the per cent, of protein found in several varieties of corn analyzed to vary from 9.75 to 17.12 per cent., a varia tion of 7.35 per cent. They found the amount of protein to vary in grains from the same ear from 10.75 to 13.50, a variation of 2.75 per cent. Different ears of the same variety were found to vary as much as 6.44 per cent. These findings are quite different from the common accepted belief about corn. They show that simply bo much corn per day is no safe stand ard for the feeder to go by, as one day the animal may get a very much larger amount of protein than is given in the same amount of corn of seme other variety. They also sug gest lines of improvement by careful selection of seed. But one difficulty comes up, and that is that we are not all chemists, and can not select from analysis of samples, but analysis of different parte of the grain as re ported from the same station shows that the richness of the gtain in pro tein depends upon the size of the germ. An average of four varieties showed the germs to contain nearly 22 per cent, of protein, while the bal ance of the grain contained only about 13 per cent. This gives a basis by which any farmer can intelligently judge as to whether his com contains a good per cent, of protein. If the grains contain large germs they are likely to be richer in protein than if they are relatively small. These fig ures suggest a line of improvement that if carefully followed would like ly result in great improvement in the feeding value of the corn crop. By careful selection of seed with judi cious fertilization, it is likely that corn can be grown in a few years that would not require so_ much cot ton-seed meal and wheat bran to bal ance the ration. Practical tests have shown that a soil rich in nitrogen Will grow a crop richer in protein than one relatively poor in this ele Mo ment, so this may be an extra in centive for the improvement of our soils if it he. found that the feeding value of the resulting crops is im proved in feeding value as well as in quantity. Then'the presence of a lib eral supply of phosphoric acid en courages the laying up of protein in the grain, so this is a point that must not be overlooked.—A. J. Legg, in Epitomist. Expert mental Farming. The experiment stations in the dif ferent states are doing a great work for the American farmers. They have already repaid their cost many times over, and their services have only begun. They are doing for the farmers things which need to be done, but which the farmers are una ble to do. The average farmer has neither the time, the money, the pa tience, nor the ability to conduct original researches. But it is neces sary that such researches be made and for this purpose the stations were established. Consequently they deserve the support and the co-oper ation of every farmer. There are often many ways in which the farm ers could be of service to their sta tion, und through it to the profession as a whole. Every such opportunity should be improved. The farmers should also see that their state legis latures aid the stations to the extent of their ability. Money thus spent is not wasted, but is invested where it will give large returns. The farmers should also profit by the labors of the station to a much greater extent than they do now. Every farmer should secure the bulletins of his station, and also such publications oi the United States department of ogri .... 14 ..’ll 1... 1 4- ~ lilvn on/1 study and preserve them. By so do ing he will soon have a library of the best agricultural thought at almost no cost, lie should also feel free to write to the station stuff for advice and assistance whenever he desires it. They are usually glad to be ol service to the farmers, and to know that their work is being appreciated and is doing good. Get in touch with your station and with the members of its staff. Derive all the benefit you can from them and in turn be ready to heli) in any way you can.—E. E. Miller, in Epitomist. Flow Ip tlie Idle I^anil. Land that will lie idle during the winter should be plowed up rough and deep so that frost will cause it to pulverize when the time comes to prepare it for planting. The fail aud early winter is a favorable season for this work for several reasons. There is more time for it, it being a slack time in farm work. On many farms there is a large amount of this work to be done, and to do it now or a month later saves a lot of work when the rushing spriug time comes. Too many farmers can’t plant their crops at the best time aud in the best, man ner, because they are not ready, have not their land prepared. Fall plowed land can be made ready at once. Frost has been called the poor man’s ma nure, and a good freeze is equal to quite a good coating of real manure. It especially benefits heavy, tenacious soils by causing them to fall to a fine powder under the teeth of the har row, and this makes a fine foraging ground for the coming crops when planting time comes.—Farm aud Ranch. Rice I’urmlns. A great development has taken place in growing rice in the last three years. This has been brought about by the discovery that enough water to flood a given area could be pumped by steam cheaper than the same area could be cultivated. There is a large amount of rich and level land lying along the bayous and small lakes of the southern coastland of Louisiana that is now being flooded by this method, and is producing from twen ty-five to fifty bushels of rice to the acre. The total production lias about doubled every year for the past three years. It is the only grain on which there is a tariff, and at the present rate of increase in the production it will not need a tariff long, as the home supply will exceed the demand. Keen an Eye On the Ball. Always keep an eye on the bull. A bull should always be regarded as dan gerous. Under certain conditions and circumstances he is. Like the gun that it not loaded, the bull that is harmless usually does injury. The bull that is known to be cross and dangerous seldom does injury, since he is watched very closely.—Farmers’ HnniP .Tmirnal HERE AND THERE. —Grass never gets cheap enough to support scrub cattle. The “dogie” has no more place on the range than in the feed lot. —There is more profit in growing the luxuries than the necessities of life, because those able to buy lux uries have more money to buy with. —The northern shows this year have proved beyond cavil that alfalfa-fed cattle are able to take their places beside corn-fed animals in the ring and win. —Two poultry runs are better than one, regardless of size. Then as you see fit let the fowls occupy both or either one of them while the other rests, or grows a crop of something the fowls will eat. —There jb no better hay than that made from well-cured cow-pea vines. It is slightly more nutritious than al falfa, considerably more nutritious than red clover, and about one and a half times more nutritious than tim othy. —Poultry journals which so per sistently denounce the crossing of breeds of fowls should “go a little slow,” for all of our best American breeds (which, by the way, are the best of all breeds) are the result of crossing in which the best points of several breeds are retained and the worst bred out. —To resort to drugs instead of common sense every time a horse gets off his feed, is usually to make bad worse. Change the feed; feed lightly for a few days, and give plen ty of open air exercise. Some stables in which horses spend their nights are enough to spoil the appetitu of an ostrich or an alligator. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. Leaaon in the Internationnl Series (or November 23, 1002—Gideon and the Three Hundred. THE LESSON TEXT. (Judges 7:1-8.) 1. Then Jerubbaal, who Is Gideon, end all the people that were with him, rose up early, and pitched beside the well of Hared; so that the host of the Mldianites were on the north side of them, by the hill of Moreh, In the valley. 2. And the Lord said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee are too many for me to give the Mldianites into their hand®, lest Israel vaunt themselves against Me, saying. Mine own hand hath saved me. 8. Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid', let him return and de part early from mount GUeadi And there returned of the people twenty and two thousand'; ar.d there remained ten thou sand. 4. And the Lord said unto Gideon, The people are yet too many; bring them detvn unto the water, and 1 will try them for thee there; and' It shall be, that of whom I say unto thee. This? shall go with thee, the same shall go with thee; and of whom soever I say unto thee, 'Phis' shall not go with thee, the same shall not go. 5. So he brought down the people unto the water; and the Lord said unlo Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shall thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth diown upon his knees to drink. 6. And' the number of them that lapped, putting the-ir hand to their mouth, were three hundred men; but all the rest of the people bowed d>own upon their knees to drink water. 7. And the Lord said unto Gideon, I5y the three hundred men that lapped will 1 save you, and: deliver the Mldianites Into thlr.e hand; and let all the other people go every man unto his place. 8. So the people took victuals in their hand, and' their trumpets; and he sent all the rest of Israel every man unto his tent, and retained those three hundred men; and the host of Midian was beneath him in the valley. GOLDEN TEXT.—If la better to trnat in the Lord than to pat confidence in >UAU.—l'B, 119 19, OUTLINE OF SCRIPTURE SECTION. Gideon’s call.Ju<'jge® 6. Gideon’s victory.Judges 7. Gideon’s reward.Judges 8. TIME—B. C. 1260 and 1249. PLACE—Ophrah, Valley of Jezreel and1 Canaan. NOTES AND COMMENTS. God used Gideon, as He had used the other judges, to teach a lesson to Is rael. That lesson was that in God was the nation’s help. It was diffi cult for the people to learn this truth, just as it is for nations nowadays to grasp it. Whenever the people were faithful to Jehovah, He protected them from their enemies; when they forsook Him they became subject to oppressors. The period of the Judges has been called Israel’s “iron age,” and of course we read the stories of its bloody deeds with horror, and yet even here we find a gradual moral development. The historian makes the accounts of the early days of Ilis people teach a powerful religious lesson—the same lesson over and over again. The chil dren of Israel do “that which is evil in the sight of Jehovah,” He delivers them into the hands of their enemies; He hears their cries—for He loves them, and raises up for them these deliverers, during whose lives they have peace. The events of chanters 3-5 are selected from a period of perhaps 150 years. Chapter VI gives us a picture of the way in which the rich farmingcountry of the valley of Jezreel was continual ly raided in harvest time by the Bedouin Arabs* from beyond the Jor dan. They descended upon the fields in hordes with their camels; the inhab itants lied before them, and they did not leave till the country had been stripped of everything that could be carried away. Famine could be the only result. The situation was des> perate. At such a time as this the angel (messenger) of Jehovah appears to Gideon, and commissions him to rid the land of the Midianite invaders. lie is assured of Jehovah’s help and bless ing, without which he cofrld hope to do nothing, and the assurance is con firmed by a miracle (V. 21). In verses 25-32 Gideon forsakes Baal worship and destroys* the family altar to the local Baal. There is a rising of the surrounding tribes at his call (33-35), and he is assured of victory by the miracle of the fleece (36-40.) Gideon’s army now- numbered 32, 000 men. But Jehovah wished to do something more important than rid the land of the Midianites that day. He wanted to teach the people that their security lay not in themselves and their might, but in faithfulness to Him. Deliverance by 300 men would certainly be attributed to God, while if the victory had been won by 32,000 it would have seemed like a purely hu man occurrence, and God’s main ob ject would not have been accom plished. “Jerubbnal:” Another name for Gideon. “Whosoever is* fearful: ” Gdfi was going to do*the work, but He wanted .good material to work with. Two-tliirds of the army were afraid. But victory by the 10,000 yet remain ing would not seem miraculous enough. The number must be reduced again. At the brook it was seen that the vast majority “bowed down upon their knees to drink.” Only 300lapped of the water “as a dog lappeth,” yet by this handful of men Jehovah chose to deliver Israel. This may have in dicated watchfulness and temperance, or may have been simply an arbitrary device for reducing the number. Those who were rejected took part in the pursuit (23/24). PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS. If one but has God upon his side, he need not fear his foes however numer ous they may be. God has no use for the faint-hearted in the conflict with evil. He wants men with the courage of faith. A few consecrated men become In the hands of God a mighty force for the overcoming of evil. Life cannot be all sunshine if it would be of any service. Conscience is a good watch, but it will not wind itself. CONCERNING ANIMAL LIFE. The limpet adheres,to a rock with a force equal to 2,000 times its own weight. Twenty-two hundred different spe :ies of flsh have been noted in the Nile and its tributaries. Fishes are without eyelids, properly so called, and as the eye is at all times washed by the surrounding water, that gland which supplies the moisture to the eye is not required and therefore does not exist. EQUAL TO THE OCCASION. An Invitation In Baalnens Form That Met wlith an Acceptance In Kind. A Baltimore woman, the belle of her set, was much uurprweu not long ago, saya the New Yorit Times, to receive an invi tation of which the following is the sub stance: "Mr. Blank presents his cimpliments to Miss Dash, and requests the pleasure of her company at the theater Thursday evening next. “Awaiting and hoping for an early and favorable reply, we are, yours very ti • ly, “Blank & Co.” The writer of this remarkable effusion is a young business man who is a partner in a large furniture concern. He attends to a large proportion of the correspon dence of the firm, and, of course, signs the firm's name thereto. So absorbed was lie in business that he concluded his invita tion with the sterotyped sentence above, and, to cap the climax, signed the firm’s name to it. The fair recipient, however, appreciated the situation, and the young man was thunderstruck to receive a let ter addressed to him personally, but con taing the following reply to his invitation: “\1i. < . v r . i recent date to hand and contents noted. In reply will say we accept the proposi tion therejn made and hold the goods or dered subject to yr. further instructions. Very respectfully. Miss Dash Si Co.” Explanations and apologies followed, and the invitation was duly accepted, but the matter was too good to be kept a secret, and for some time after life was made a burden to that young man. Even the meaningless query; “How's busi ness?” sufficed to drive him frantic. The St. Paul Calendar For 1003, six sheets 10x15 inches, of beautiful re productions, in colors, of pastel draw ings by Bryson, is now ready for distribu tion atid will be mailed on receipt of twen ty-five (25) cents-—coin or stamps. Ad dress F. A. Miller, General Passenger Agent, Chicago. 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