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SUNSHINE AND R03ES.
:u always find ta? siiabia") , only .-t?k an i try, - -I'i.ita' t:p thtirw yoaji.T, .. . -. .-r uhuugiu' sky ; . u. ittr bow forebodin', 1 1 , v dark he clouds may be. - ;t i-herio' Mlv?r linln' v, . -.j. t her; for you an i me. : '.! u'. '-Hii.se th'i birJ is ugly, .. : b l'-atbrrrs is awry, , .- mission here aaiongit us . ;..v .-.-piawk and cry; . " wait until you har Lion, .-: haticns unto one, - r;ou into think in' ou"r iife has just bgua. .. 'i se a bud a-rowin' ,i jw as black as night, . i t .ill the thoughts of beauty ; y. 'ir mind be put to flight; .-t watch it in its changes, :. 1 ,!most before you know, v: i t.irn out to be a lily, . !.it: and pure as silent snow. , u. rp your heart a-singin', i; it -pring or tx it fall, ,r r;'s sunshine. yes, and roses, 1:. ::. worbl, euujja for all; ;; 1 ;, matter h )W forebodin', c r ' '.v lark the clouds may be, -'. a .-hcerln' isilrer iinin' v.,.. ;thL-ro for you and me. George Davison Sutton. Y .1 UUMAN SCARF M; - Minerva's knitting fell to the tlo:, as rising hastily sli;j adjusted h-r -j ( tades and reared out of the w r.i . The io)i- leading i lto the kitchen was o;.. ;i and Elizabeth Ann ha 1 seen Miss Mi lerva's agitation. "I wonder what i' :s this time," she muttered, as j; 'ired hot water into a pan, pre j i:a'o v to washing the dinner dishes. "YeVui," she auswered in response Jo Miss Minerva's excited call of 'V'.lizabeth Ann!" "That horrid d g from the next place is chasing Peter Run aud put i he little beast out. " As Elizabeth Ami crossed the yard i 1 -uge black cat, closely followed by i Scutch terrier, whisked past her in I in at the kitchen door. The dog wagged its tail and frisked around Elizabeth Ann. "Oh, Flip, why do you worry poor M Peter -:;? Go home, sir," she And severely. The terrier trotted after her to a remote coi ner of the vrii'l, where he submissively crept thncigh a gap in the fence which epara;ed Miss Minerva's property from the adjoining place. A man at work on the other side :1k oa down his hoa and came up. He vv.i- tall and spare and was clad iu '.i'ie ;cau trousers aud checked shirt. "i 1 ) tresspassiu again?" he 'ed. ".Ie waschaiu' Peter," said EHza-'-; a Ann. "It was the chickens this nun:. Mi-. Dobbs." ie'i's you pretty busy, doesn't ikV 1 'iial eth Ann laughed. "I don't !i "l -1 i:, it's fun," she said. "-vie always did set great store by 1' ::. but Flip can't abide him. StiU t '-v.. iLlu't hurt the critter." Min?rva doesn't like dogs," 1 ! h.abeth Ann, laughing again. M:. P..bbs chuckle 1. "1 reckon it's " ti; !t),''s owner that she doesn't Le said. "i .. go back," said Elizabeth ' . i'i a i egretful tone. "Good-bv, Mr. Dobbs." ' ' " interestin' child for onlv I, to ." said Mr. Dobbs, reilec- '" -tv .-.c 1 his g. izled beard, as latter E!iabeth. 'Wonder -m va Collins 'd say if she and 1 er is mu-Ii friends." resume 1 his hoeing his ' out bac'i to the years when -'! between him and Miss ' :i i t no beeuin their present v'"Uvlitio:i; to that unlucky -v itlu a discussion arose as to 7 r mole of baptism. He ha 1 "1 that sprinkling was surli " Miss Minerva had held out '-nsiou. That was long before .'.nd she'3 never taken -iv nntiVa of me since. I tried once to make it up. Aud it was strange about that, too," he had added thoughtfully. J-Juabeth Ann had wondered how he had tried to make it up, but had not liked to ask. "Did you see him on his own side before you came back?" asked Miss Minerva when Elizabeth Ann went back to her interrupted dishwashing. "Ves'm," answered Elizabeth Ann. "Xasty little beast!"ejacnlated Miss Minerva. When the last dish had been place! in the closet and the kitchen put iu spotless order Elizabeth Ann went into the sitting room. 4,If everything's doneyon may have the afternoon to yourself," said Miss Minerva, who was now tranquilly knitting, aud Peter curled up on a cushion near her. Elizabeth Ann stood awhile looking out of the window. She was unde cided whether to go clown to the fence and talk with Mr. Dobbs or to o up to the attic. But she saw that it was b-ginniug to rain, aud reflected that .Mr. Dobbs would not continue hoeing, for he had been having rheumatic twinges lately. So with some regret, she decided iu favor of the attic, for, great as were the charms vhich the latter place had for her, Mr. Dobbs' society possessed a stronger attraction. He told her such interesting stories and listened to all of her confidences so attentively, and he never told her not to bo foolish, as Miss Minerva had done when she had ventured to com municate her thoughts to her. "Don't get into mischief," Miss Minerva called out as Elizabeth Ann left the room. There was an old-fashioned trunk of odds and ends which Miss Minerva had told her she could have to play with, provided "she kept them tidily." Elizabeth Ann had not yet explored to the bottom of the truuk. She would do so today. There were pieces of ribbons ani lace, ends of embroi dery, some bunches of artificial flowers aud various other articles of cast-oft' finery. Under all, on the bottom of the trunk, something was fo'ded in white tissue paper. Elizabeth Ann opened it and a long Roman scarf fell out in glistening folds. It was soft and fine, and of beautiful coloring; the ends deeply fringed. Elizabeth Ann gave an -exclamation of delight. She had a passion for rich olors, and this was the most beautiful thing she had ever seen. Severe plainness of dress was part of Miss Minerva's creed. Elizabeth Ann smoothed out the soft folds again aud again. It would make such a lovely sash, she thought. How had her aunt ever thrown it aside? She passed it about her waist and tied it in a bow with loops that fell to the bottom of her skirt. A ray of sunlight flashed through the attic w indow. Why, it had not rained much after all. She would run down to the orchard and see if Mr. Dobbs were out. She must show that scarf. Mr. Dobbs liked pretty things too. So she crept quietly down stairs aud avoiding the sittiug room went out of a side door. If Miss Minerva saw her with the scarf on, she would tell her not to be foolish. Miss Minerva was still knitting placidly and Peter purred at her feet, when, chanciug to glance out of the window, she beheld a sight which made her suddenly sit up stiff and erect iu her chair. Mr. Dobbs the vard! He came on with stride that in a few sitting Jonathan Dob!. will you tell m what all this u'euns?" she asked, fiigidiy. He held out the scarf. "Why didn't you send it back, if von iti dn't want me?" Miss Minerva stared at him in ever growiug astonishment. I don't know what you are talkiug about. Send it back? I never saw the thing before." "Is that really so, Minerva?" he asked, eagerly. "It's not mv habit to lie," replied M iss Minerva, icily. "I've often had misgivings that there as some mistake. I never had the courage to ask you about it, for you know how you treated me when we met. Turning awav your head and " " Miss Minerva rose impatiently. "What are you talking about? What have I to do with that silk thing?" "Well, Minerva, Til go over the whole thing. I s'pose you remember our argument about baptizin'. I talked the way I did just to tease you, but you took it all for earnest. Now, I had had it in mind fr a long tiai a to ask yon a certain question and a day or two after our misunderstanding I was down to the city on business and saw a lot of silk things like this in a shop window and the ladies was a-wear-iu' them around their necks so I just thought I'd buy one aud send it to you and at the same time ask you tha4: question. I writ a Ijttle note and sent it. It was tellin you if you was will in' to be Mrs. Dobbs to wear it to nieetin' the next Sunday, aud if not to send it baok. But you didn't wear it to meetin' aud you didn't send it back." As Miss Minerva listened, her stern face relaxed and a softened light shone in her eyes. Before Mr. Dobbs had finished she turned her gaze to the window aud there was a little flush in her cheeks. "I never had a note from you aud I never saw that scarf before," she said quickly. "I sent them by the hired man." 'That was the summer Cousin Mattie Simmous was with me. Likely I was out and he left them with her. You know what a scatter-brain she is." The color hail deepened in Miss Minerva's cheeks and there was none of her accustomed severity of manner. She looked d wn at the scarf in Mr. Dobbs' hand. "But where did you get it now?" she asked suddenly. "Elizabeth Ann found it in your attic aud "Elizabeth Ann!" repeated Miss Minerva. "Xever mind about her, Minerva Will you take it? You know the con ditions." "It is a good quality of silk," she said, quietly. ''But you know, Jona than, I'm too old to wear such gay colors." Mr. Dobbs laughed contentedly. "Plep.se yourself, Minerva, so long as vou take it." TILE FIRST SUSPENSION URIDQ1 Dire Xerrai!jr Wn I to MotLrr la Korea iu The flryt suspension bridge that cao ! dignifletl hy that nimo was thrown across the lm-jin Blver In Korea in irirj. Here again dire necessity illota lel the terms. The Japanese in P'yeug yang, learning of the defeat of the army of reluforcement. determine! to withdraw. China had begun to bostlr herself In favor of Korea. au! the Jap anese, driven from P'yengyang by the combined Chinese and Korean ar mies, hastened southward toward Seoul. When the pursuers arrived at the Im-jln Itlver. the Chinese general refused to cross and continue the pur suit unless the Koreans would build a bridge sufficiently large and strong to insure the passage of his 120,000 men in safety. The Koreans wer famishing for revenge upon the Ja auese, and would be stoyrped by no ob stacle that human Ingenuity could surmount. Sending parties of men lo all directions, they collected enormous quantities of chili, a tough, fibrous vine that often attains a length of 10G yards. From this eight huge hawsers were woven. Attaching them to trees or heavy timlers let Into the ground, the bridge-builders carried the other cuds across the stream by lM:its. aud anchored them there iu the same way. Of course the hawsers dragged in the water in mid stream, but the Koreans were equal to the occasion. Stout oaken bars were inserted lietwoen the strands iu mid-stream, and then the hawsers were twisted uutll the torsion brought them a gool ten feet above the surface. Brushwood was thn piled on the eight parallel hawsers, and upon the brushwood clay and gravel were laid. When the road-bed had been packed down firmly and the bridge had been tested, the Chinese could no longer refuse to advance; and so upou this first suspension bridge, ir0 yards long, that army of 120,000 Chinamen, with all their Korean allies, camp equipage, and im pedimenta crossed In safety. This bridge, like the tortoise-boat, having served its purpose, was left to fall of (te own weight-Harper's Magazine. "Yes, he had it bad. Went 'round arguing that there was no such thins as disease, and sneerin' at death." 'What he doln now?" f'The last seen of him he was drlr in a hearse-" Cleveland PUm'Dea'er- the a I a!" :u Ann had come to live with una:. Mr. Drbh hA nftAn trdd at:o.it ths auarrels. crossing a loner, rapid moments brought him to v - t , ilnnv Avhicli he opened after & V ' V w ) A warning knock. Miss Minerva turned her stern gray eyes upon him in cold iuquiry. He'beldagay colored silk scarf in his hand. "Minerva, why didn't you send it back as I asked you, and then I'd 'a' known aud not waited aud waited as I did for months'?" he a:ed reproacii (nil.- w lif looked altei natt-i scarf and Miss Minerva. The latter made no answer, an Dobbs went ou: "Our not agreeiu on sprinklin' or 'mersion made no difference. Wheu a man asks a womau to marry him he naturally looks for an answer." , . Miss Minerra now found roioe. at the Hahylon'ft Fa mo in iarIpn. Up to this time no mention has been found in the cnueifo in literature of the famous hanging gardens of Baby lon that have made the name of Senii ramis famous. M. 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