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I FROM OUR NRRTOORfNG TOWNS. By Peplar Correspondents. South Gene see. ** Miss.Dftiey Pond, of Morrison, visited the latter part of last week with her friend, Mies Elsie Dowd. Mrs. Ennice Taylor, of Sterling, is visiting her Bon, J. C. Taylor and family. DThe little son of Mrs. Charles Seidles is slowly improving. A namber of young people of- this vicinity .-attended the contest in Coleta last Friday night. James Sherry and Mies Pinkie Birdeall passed through our streets Sunday afternoon enroute to Malvern. Mrs. Estella Wick called on Miss Sylvia Taylor last Friday afternoon. Misses Louise Maberry and Elsie Peugh and Messrs. George Bushman and Charlie Feugh partook of Easter eggs with Will Peugh and family Sunday.. The young folks party tieldat George ~Maberry > i~Wedhesday evening ,was well attended in spite of the muddy roads. It being the last party of the season they all endeavored to have a rousing good time and thorougly succeeded. Those present were: Misses— , Zella Peugh EmmaMnbcrry Loul|e Maberry * Sylvia Taylor Elsie Dowd Elsie Feugh Kate llaokett Messrs— Mllford' Fraser - Herman Peugh Charlie Peugh Butt Harrison JudsonDowd frank Maberry Jake Reecher Charlie Fraser Edson Taylor Will Lynch Will Elliott '— Henry Shater, Sterling. Mnlvern. It ia reported that there will be two weddings in this vicinity in the near , L, future, ^^ \.~^—^~^~ —-..-----.-- ., Last Friday some of the young men started tcrrun their horses home. Two • were thrown off as they rounded the corner at the school house and Boy Murray broke his thumb. Mr. Howe and William Taylor had a contest in turning summersaults last u^ week. They did the act from the stepping block at the store after dark, but it is said that it was as well done as the tumbling of an expert circus man. ' Will Taylor and Willmer Horning . started for Dakota today. The election for School Directors last Saturday was quite lively. Twelve women voted. William Taylor was elected to serve three years and Amos Shultz for two years. The latter election was to fill vacancy. The big bright star which hai been BO-frequently seen and mistaken for an; airship, was seen in Malvern' recently. It was not, however, mistaken for the strange aerial visitor by our people. The'wind blew with such force Sun- day.asitQjjlow off-all-the boards~on~thir roof.of the sheds atthe Dunkard church. Many of the boards were blown into trees some distance away. Fortunately there were no horses iu the building, Ira Detra was the guest of his parents last week. He will soon go to Hawarden, Ia., where he will open a farm implement store. The Easter services by the little folks at the church were attended by a full house. Mr, and Mrs. McKay and two daugh- wh3 mm*rna*. Among them are Mesdsmea MeMallen, Henry Pitney, Emily Brown, F. Stewart, H. E. Melvln, Misses Cecil Melvin.Mabel Giflord Brown, E. Hagar and Messrs. C, F. Glfford and F. H. Richardson. Mrs. E. L. Wroten left Monday for Ladd for a short visit with her parents. At the school election taut Saturday night W. C. Stilson was elected to succeed himself, April 20 West .Science Ridge. I'lSprJhg work hasTnow f nlly begun , All hands to the plow. Election Saturday for School Director. Result: John Beeler, 29; Mrs. M Jones, 4. Mr. Beeler was the outgoing member of the Board. Reuben Landis and family,of Woodlawn, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Landiff Sunday. . Charles Miller, wife and daughter, of Frairievllle, visited with D. F. Ebersole and family Sunday. Daniel Landis is the possessor of a One new buggy,' having" p'urchaBed the" same from the Coe Bros., the past week—to vie with that fine new road wagon that N. Bush sports, perhaps. Messrs. L. and B. Bressler were the guests of Emanuel Landis and family last Thursday. John Newton, of Vermont, a brother of the young man injured on the Bush farm, arrived Monday. He will remain until his brother may be moved. The sick man is doing nicely. . Fred Hermann, of Sterling, made a business call on the members of the school Board Monday. Roads are tine for wheeling. A. comical sight on the Pennington road Sunday. One young man, not being able to propel his wheel against the wind, formed a contract wijth the parties in a-vehlcle-aheady who-fastened-a-strap- f rom the wheeFto the buggy and lil was lovely. Severer from this vicinity attended the sale, .||«Bresslor's, in Sterling. ''There v *feio%er8" who didn't. Say, iuat ask otfifjjpuple why. Henry Hope spent Sunday with A. Hartlng and family. Mrs. M. Henninger and children spent Sunday with friends in Sterling. The Sterling and Coloma contest Friday evening at Woodlawn passed off successfully. Miss Agnes Harting,of West Science Ridge, carried off first prize in the first division over thirteen. April 20. A, Over and Mfn« Neltl« Colcord, of Sterling, gpent Stmdsy in Coleta. The annual meeting ot the Woman's Missionary Board of the Rock River Conference convened Wednesday at 2 o'clock at the Radical U. B. church. The meeting will be continued Thursday. A large number of ladles from a distance are expected. Thursday night a program of, unusuaHnterest will be given in the church. . • The Highway Commissioners met last Tuesday and transacted business for the year. Path masters were ap- appointed, Each Commissioner appointed two;~The following are those who will serve: Gustavo Lorke, James Taylor, Charles Muntz, Mr. Dirks, William Diehl and Myron Lee. Rev. A. X. Harrison, now of Haldane, but formerly pastor of the Radical U. B. church, of this place, arrived in town Tuesday. Mr. Haberer, of Sterling, attended to business in town Monday. " •• The grocery wagons were sent out for the first Tuesday, by J. C. Kings- buTj ;and _Ackerman.& Garwlck»-__ _ _ Rev, ^VV. W. Oberhelm, of Mt.""Car-" roll, is expected in town to give the annual address before the Board of the Woman's Mission Wednesday night. The drawings, which Rev. Henry Baker 'has been working at so diligently for some time, were witnessed tor the first time last Sunday night. Everyone was really surprised at the magnificence. The back ground is red and covers nearly the whole west end of the church. Beautiful angels soaring, playing harps, etc., abounded. This work is wholly Mr. 'Baker's individual work and his ideas are original ones. He is a natural-born artist and never uses a copy. This is a work long to be kept and cherished. The number, who gathered at the E/ra LeFever Is building an addition to his granary. If this cold weather continue* much longer, the oats, which are already in the ground,will doubtless freeze. This will make extra work for the farmers. Mr. Elgin, of DIxon, was visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Elgin, of this district, last week. Fremont Landis is assisting Levl Snavely with the farm work this week. Ed Powell, one of the Visiting Committee, visited with our school last week. .,.-.. Mrs, Ezra LeFever was on_ the sick list, but at this writing is much better, Norman Ebersole has stopped school to assist his father with the farm work. Montmorency, ' Paul Jamison, of Sterling, was a visitor at Edgar Woods last Sunday. Mrs. Martha Halstead visited last week with her daughter, Mrs. William Childs. Misses Llbble Grove andJEmma Early enjoyed a week visiting their sisters, sightseeing and shopping1n—Chi^ cago. day. They returned home last Mon- Methodist church last Sunday night to -bear-^the^spkndld-program and -wlt- Coleta. i 'Cephas Crom's fractious steeds ran away from him while he was engaged in hauling milk^ one day last week. Considerable damage-was- the result. A complete account of the contest of the members of the schools of Genesee, may be found in another column of the paper. • 'A floral decorations and the wonderful work of art by the pastor, Rev. Henry Baker, was so great that all could not find seats and the hall was full. Everyone whose name was on the program seemed to take it uflon himself to make thewhole thing a success. The choir had preparedlo sing some beautiful anthems. Perhaps one of the best things listened to was the song by a quartette, compossed of Misses Linnie Hanniu and Elizabeth Ackerman and Messrs. Ralph Deets' and Jacob Garwick. Jacob Howe and wife spent a few days last week at the home of Mr. Howe's son, County Clerk George W. Howe, at Morrison. Edwin Pulver has been busy with tha delivering of fruit trees. He brought in a fine lot of them last Mon- Royal Neighbor meeting next Saturday evening; don't forget It. Every member is earnestly requested to be present. Mrs. Viola Wickens and daughter, Irene, visited at J. M; Heaton's and attended the Easter exercises at Montmorency church on Snnday. Ralph Bingham is the happy possessor of a new buggy. Who will be the lucky girl to ride in it? Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jacobs gave a party last Saturday afternoon in honor of their little daughter, Cora's ninth birthday. There were about a dozen little Misses present who thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, and would like it if there was a party like it every day, an indefinite time at the home of the former's parents, Mr, and Mrs. D. G, Ackerman. ' Tampico. .Born—To Mr. and Mra, Neva Peckham, a boy. Grandpa. Fred W. Smith has a broad smile on hia face. Born—To Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Teach, a boy. ;.•':/;••. • • .'. The foundation for th'e new building to be erected by Mr. J, *H. Cain on the west side of Main street, is nearly cum- ~pleted"and~thl3~week7~we1ither~favor- able, the frame work will be erected. The new elevator la unclosed and the power house completed, all ready for the machinery. Mr, John Willett is spending a week With friends in Tampico. John is always entertaining, especially over a game of checkers, Bert Wbeeloek, who teaches atthe Bluff school of Lyndon, spent Easter Sunday at home. . There were five baptized at the Bap. st church iaat Sunday night. Mr. Frey, the new blapksmith from Atkinson, arrived one day last week and will soon be ready for work. This is good ice weather.- It was one fourth inch thick last Monday morn- lug. The "Tampico Dramatic Club" play- e<J "Dot, the Miner's Daughter," to a lull nouse at Union H VITiaetSai urday plght. The whole play from beginning to end was gocd and many'de- serve special mtnckn. Among them are Battle Turner, who took the part of Dot, which was excellently done,and «ould hardly be excelled, L. W. Den- isoo aa the villain wus applauded and W. C. Stilson as Ebony, was fine. Stil-son can give un original darky points fvery time. The Qmrtette, Mrs. or66, Mies Neva Jones, Herb Stilaon, Chapman; was \ery fine. The iiil'iiir was a sucoea*. Mrs E. L. in-«sid*-d at • he piano and De- Wilt W«i»'. «t tU carpet-rag Bswin most important thing that happened in our village last Thursday. The lady friends and neighbors of Mrs. Charles Pulver gathered at her home and enjoyed themselves greatly. Jule and Reno Smith, of Polo, were in town last Thursday buying fancy drivers. They departed with several of the fleetest, Mru, Katherine Fenton is. at- the home of John M. Overholser, lying in a very precarious state, the result of dropsy; Her~friends^re~~exclEiedingl3r apprehensive as to her outcome. Clare Becker has been troubled with a stubborn attack of sickness for nearly a week, but is Improving. Those who were examined at Morrison recently, are looking on evejy'mail for the result. No doubt there will be some very disappointed young people, but this should in no way discourage them. The quarterly meeting was held at the Radical U. B. church last Saturday and Sunday. The attendance was _.. large number of orchards: April 21. Jordan. The ground was frozen . ',is at-home for a visit of a month with her parents and other friends. Mr. Golder had to make a trip to Montana for his firm, and Mrs. Golder took the time of his absence for a visit home. •--——— Baker Otten, on the McWhorter farm, who has been sick for some time, does not improve as rapidly as his friends would like to see him. Mrs. Lewis Ulm and Master Lester are both improving. They have had a serious time and their friends will be glad to see them out. On Tuesday evening next April 27, there will be a lecture given in Montmorency church, on "Prison Life" or "Behind the Bars," by an ex-convict. Admission free. All are invited. Grandma Halsted is making a visit in Rock Falls with the family of Mrs Martha Halsted. —MisaLuella-Heaton received the~ln^ formation last Saturday that the ; Directors of the McWhorter.school had met and decided to offer her their school for another year at advanced wages. At Foaling; Time. At foaling time the mare ought to haVe the run of a box stall, without projecting nail or peg; no'.crack or opening where the hoof or head of the foal could flnd a lodging place. Watch the foal for some time after its arrival, and If the bowels do not move withlif a few hours, give an injection of warm soap auds. This is all Important; see that nature's avenuea are all open. Allowing the mare the eun of a pasture is preferable to working the mare, but sometimes her labor Is actually necessary; if so, do not allow the foal to follow the mother to tha field, there to trudge the round after plow or harrow. Worse still is the pernicious habit of allowing colts to follow their dams to town. .The. place for the foal is at -home In a-safe box Btallr if the mare is working, it will not require much time to bring her home and let the foal suck In the middle of each half day. Care should be taken never to allow the colt to suck while the mare la heated or sweating. Allow no sudden change In any habits of the mare either in labor, feed, or water, fox the foal will show the effects even more than the mother. It is hardly necessary to say that a gentle, affectionate manner of handling the mother and her offspring is of the most Importance, and no coarse grained surley fellow ought to bo allowed near any mare or colt, or Indeed, any domestic animal. As soon as tha foal-begins to feed with Us dam, provide it with a box within easy reach, and give It a handful or two of oats,* free from dirt and foul seeds, three times a day. When five months De»th of 'S FfEEST Ff.FPH ANf. ef" tended to. Itev. J. H, Grimm, Presiding Elder of this conference, arrived from Forreston in tim'e to be present. Harve Copaway is building an annex to Jacob Hunger's barp. Doctors A. E. AlcBride and George H. Proctor drove to the home of Mr. Dirks, who lives at Hickory Grove.last Thurflday, tt.i)(i...performed a difficult operation on Mr. Dirks, A tumor was removed from his side. QAt the'election for School Directors, last Saturday, Jacob Hauger hud no opposition, and everything,consequently, passed oft' in HU unusually quiet manner. Charles Ackerman made a business trip into Chicago last Monday night, returning: Tuesday. Elias (Jrom^by unuaual 1're.se.uee of jnindi BHVi.'d_liia wagou ehop from burning last Monday morning, itnd spoiled a good item. He started a fire ln t the stove o i ihb lirat floor xnd, iu some manner, n box which was on the second floor, became a mass of flames. Ellas ran up sUlrs and grabbed the box and tbrew it out the door, but not until three of his fingers had been badly burned. . • • The nine delegates who hud intended to go to Morrison to help nominate a Supreme Judge next Friday, will probably not go, an tuertt will bo no opposition to tbeir views.. Clayton Gglourd and Mi», ii. F. B*- ker, of Obadwjyk, ami Mr. ac<J done. . Yesterday, April 19, clothes froze on the lines and remained thus until^taken down, toward night. Some years at this date the rows of corn can be seen across the fields. George Warehein was sawing wood inSanfordville this forenoon. Nelson was elected School Director in the Talbott district. Miss Ivy Brand, of Polo, is teaching music in Northeast Jordan, — Pearl Horning and^ Alice '."'Talbott; spent Saturday visiting at Reuben Yoder's, near Dixon. Oliver Talbott is on the sick list this week. . It is reported "that John Dunmore and family have moved Into Sanford Deyo's house. Mrs. Jane Wa> ner has gone West to visit relatives and take her nephew home.- John Pollock, who formerly lived in Jordan, ia working for George He). The W.'C.'T. U. took in 88.30 for 76"Sr7an~d~we~believe they have done a wise thing in securing her for another year, , S. W. : HaJsted is authority on, "How care for young chix," especially don't to day at the hall. We wouder how many of the. teach- era.in Jordan are interested enough in their culling to go to .Rock Island on Friday. : Not many women in the country are house cleaning; they think when it is "warm enough to put their house plants la tie yard it ia warm enough to clean house. . Uncle Veruon Sant'ord is ao that he walks out aome; he still has a nurse. Uncle John Johuaon, who lived so many years northeast of the mound, W.IB buried Jtiat Friday at South Elkhorn cemetery. He was boVn iu Weiland county, Ontario, April 2, 1814, and died April U, 1897, ut Polo. H« died of paralysis of the throat. Since they moved .to ._J.Qrdan_:iu_.185_7,_ father, mother, two aoua, Heury and James, and two daughters, Frances and Fletcher huve aied. There are atill living two sous aud two April 20 when the wife is away. If you believe it, just ask him about it. Albert Early pressed hay at David Grove's last Tuesday and expects to be there again next Monday. Arbor day was observed at the Banes school by Miss Mann and her pupils, planting treea^rpse^buahes, and several other varieties of flowers. A catalpa tree was among them, planted in honor of Willie Ulm, who died this month. A short literary program was, given also. The result of the election of Directors as far as we could learn was as follows: Golder—Mrs. Theodore Franks. . Banes— Mrs. A. L. Titua. McWhorter— Edgar Woods. Advance— John Murphy. The Easter services at Montmorency church. Iaat Sunday were a decided pj,£t of Jhe^piogram hay-and-oats; grass woulfl also be oeneflclal, and tha weaning ought not to make any perceptible difference. Where they have been in pasture, a somewhat different method is required; for at least six weeks before weaning, feed the mare oats at least once a day, not that it la absolutely necessary for her, for it is not, If the pasture is w,hat It ought to be. but that the foal may learn to eat; after this has been accomplished, provide a place where the foal can feed beyond reach of its dam and give it plenty. I believe •I am within 'limits when I say that nearly one-half of the colts annually raised In Iowa, are permanently Injured at weaning time. No matter how well bred, no matter what previous or subsequent care may be taken, a foal allowed to lose flesh at weaning, is Ir- retrjevably Injured. The same rule applies to calves { pigs and lambs. An j3ld_ScpttIghJarmer.,once_told r me_never_ to 1 lose the flesh-put—on~by—the* mother's milk, "for if you do,"-he added, "the .bones will lose their strength; the skin never again have that mellow touch essential to a thrifty animal."— John Cownle. th« Plon Thin Contlsenf. Jeanette, an elephant -which most showmen believe to have been the oM» est in the United States and the first ever brought to America, is dead at Peru, Ind. Her age ia known to havm been 116 years. She had been a tenant of menageries in this country sine© 1824. The first that was known of Jeanette Jn this continent was in 1823. At that time an agent of an American menagerie was In England and them A?w_the elephant, in company with a number of others Juat arrived from the Capo, as Africa is .termed in. Britain. She had been employed as & working elephant for some time in Africa previous to her purchase by an English official who was engaged In gathering a small herd to export to England. At that time, It is asserted, there was not an elephant in the United States. The agent from -America conceived the idea that he had found a tremendous card jtor his menagerie. .He purchased Jeanette for £5,000. The purchase was the talk of London. ,Th,a next thing to do was to get Jeanette to the United States, and that was no trifling matter. The year 1823, It must be remembered, was far in advance ot the ocean greyhound, and the voyage across the Atlantic for even a human being was considered an event. The agent, however, was equal to the emer- gancy, and one June day, when a clipper ship sailed from Liverpool sha had aboard of her, snugly stowed In the hold, the bulky form of the then comparatively youthful Jeanette. Detail is lacking as to how Jeanette enjoyed the voyage, but she reached New- York with but a few abrasions of the skin and a sour temper. Jeanette'a fame spread far and wide, and after exhibiting her until he had made his fortune her owner sold her to a menagerie. How often she changed hand* after that even the best posted men- "agcrie ana ctreuB_matLjefngeg_lQ_eatlr_ mate, beyond the fact that it was at least forty times. It Is certain, ever, that there has been no prominent' menagerie In the country in the last half century which has not had a claim on Jeanette. at one time or another. When elephants began to be common Jeanette's fame faded. - .She was probably the most traveled elephant the world ever knew. . The fact that she fell from the pedestal of fame so many years ago did not sour her temper, for she was also considered a special by everyone who ever had to do with her. pet anything; Good llorgo.s Not 1'lontlful. ' _ E Jvery_week.at_the..horse market and ^ ^ consisted of recitations by little Rena Tenney, Misses Bertha Heaton and Annie Mines, and Master Floyd Murray, After these came the 'cantata, "Pilgrim's Vision," which was very pretty and rendered nicely by Misses Mabel Christie, Lizzie Murray, Myrtle Christie; Fanny Frank, Daisy Barnum, May Frank and Nellie Titus. Wilber Barnuin was the Pilgrim. .THE ELECTION AT LYNDON. stock yards we, in connection with our business, come In touch and have conversation with scores of men from all sections of the West, men who. are thoroughly posted as to the condition of the horse trade in" their respective localities, says Buffalo'Horse Review. From Western horsemen the universal verdict, and they are In a position to know, Is that there Is now an oversupply- of-horses-ln^ithezcounlry,_l)ut_ that they are not of the right sort- that, out of the vast numbers on Western farms, the percentage of those salable at the present time is decidedly small. The great bulk of the horses on the farina all over the country are of inferior quality,, for which there is but little demand any place, and when marketed they are> generally' money-losers for all wto handle them, even when got from the farms for next to nothing. But on each farm If there.la not a really good marketable horse, there may be one or more that will sell falr- -Iy 7 well-eompared-to the poor stuff—tho- best each 'one has. These are being sent to market as fast as they can he cleared from the country, even If they are under desirable salable age and not In the very best marketable condition—anything that will sell, without regard to the future supply and da- mand for horses. When Jless Wua Old. Queen Elizabeth's scheme of life required that she should neither feel nor look her years, and the shifts to which she had already been driven to conceal their external ravages would excuse a smile in any weaker woman's Jiistoi-y—In-hers they almost justify a~ tear.^~\Vhen-she~ appeared - In-public" many coats of paint—Ben Jonson says the color was often vermilion—smeared not only her face, but her neck and breasts. rectlons'her Sergeant Painter published a flatteringly unfaithful portrait of her and her subjects were forbidden under heavy penalties to prepare or circulate any other pictorial representation. Within'little more than .a year of the end a special embassy visited her from. France. She rose from her throne to dance a galllard and" showed her naked leg to prove that her charms were unimpaired. Spme months later gout seized her fingers.- She pretended insensibility to the pain and turned a deaf ear to Jlut^despiteTher strength of will, tho facts could not under every condition, be suppressed. When she paid her last visit to Sir Robert Cecil he offered her his hand as she stepped Into her barge. She haughtily declined it, and, stumbling, bruised herself.—Cornhill Magazine. -. East Many uf the t'arnii-ru have fhiiblied sowing oats. Plowing will be next in order. The school election passed off quietly here last Saturday evening. Ezra Le Fever, the outy candidate, was elected. Ninfeteea votfs were cast, Verily.many of our patrons ur.i not interested in school H'-ciiou:-. U"triti .tm contracted ' to the Lutherstu church lu Sterling. The Lifeline Ticket Wou Out by largo Majorltleg. The election at Lyndon Tuesday resulted in the choosing of the entire H- cense ticket by large majorities. There was iome fighting on the subject, but all bus cooled down again, The fol* lowing is the result: LICENSE President, C. M. McKerg, 74. Trustees, Fred McDearmon, 71; Walter Austin, 73; Sidney Riley, 73. Clerk, A. '£-<Joit, 74. LevJ ANTI LICENSE President, W. B. Hazard, 41. Trustees, William Ward, 42; jLeatherraau, 41; Nelson Mayberry, 33. Clerk; Horace Real, 30. Arbor Day has come and gone and the Kook Falls School did' not obaeive it with aay particular demonstration, The schQbl grounds contain all the trees wanted and the planting of a tree was goiuethiag uaneeeseary, Effects of Dehorning. — Of a lot of twenty yearling and two-year-old steers now being fed at the Oklahoma experiment station, eleven were dehorned In November, the others having been dehorned previously. Three days later the dehor.ned steers were found to have lost an average of over 11 pounds each In "weight, while those previously dehorned showed an average gain ot 16 pounds each. One week later (.he freshly dehorned steers showed a gain of 30 pounds each; the other nine a gain of 21 pounds. ..... The apparent loss from the dehorning for -the 10 days was about 16 pounds each. Not or e of the dehorned steers seemed to show any ill effects from the operation, hut they evidently are less for a -few days.— Ex. _ __ . The &«e Flock.— The ewe flock will need a little heating grain in feed and plenty of exercise. The best place we have found for It Is on.a~blue grass pasture, the more grass the batter, and they should be compelled to range over the field every day except on. the occasional bad days. They should have a feed of oats at night and morning and the r&cks should be filled with clover tM|y.— Ex. _____„ One of the Family. It may Interest some of our readers to glance through this short character- . istic sketch of James Seymour, born, in London in 1702, which is more strongly impressive than many longer -memoirs.—The-faet-that-ho^dlsplayed a fondness'for- drawing and painting in bcyhood, and subsequently gained celebrity by his skill in designing horses is too well known to comment upon. Once the proud Duke of'Somer- set employed Seymour to paint a room at his seat in Sussex with the portraits of his running horses. Having; admitted the artist to his table, he one day drank to him, saying: "Cousin Seymour, your health." The painter replied: "My lord, • I' really believe that I have the honor . of being of your grace's family." This hurt the pride of the duke so much that he rose from the table and ordered his steward to pay Seymour and dismiss him. Finding, however that no one in England could complete the pictures begun, he condescended to send for his cousin.' The painter responded to .the message in these words: .'.'.. "My- lord, I will now prove that I am of your grace's family, for I won't nnivus *> • Tnouga stocSu^tg }ow do to ga out «t st t»rtce it will ' raisins. come. Thoreau'g Purpose. , In a recent lecture on Thoreau, Mr Frank B. Sanborn gave a new and practical view of the life of that remarkable lover of nature. His endeavor was to dispel the idea that Thoreaa was au aimless wanderer in the realms of nature and showed that during alt his life be was a close aad exact student of natural phenomena and that his writings were bjjseci upon his actual observations. • Whe» Thoreau took the walks for which, be is ftoted, H*v S* bora said, ne Had a purple fwssigB. the Wea of " '

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