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    February 22, 1911.
THE ELON COLLEGE WEEKLY.
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THE WEEKLY DIRECTORY.
Burlington (N. C.) Business Houses.
Buy Dry Goods from B. A. Sellars & Sons.
See Burlington Hardware Co. for Plumb
ing.
Get your Photographs at Anglin’s Studio.
B. A. Sellars & Sons for Clothing and
Gents’ Furnishings.
See Dr. Morrow when in need of Dental
Work.
Real Estate, Insurance and Loans, Ala
mance Insurance & Real Estate Co.
Barber Shop, Brannock & Matkins.
Dr. J. H. Brooks, Dental Surgeon.
See Freeman Drug Co. for Drugs.
Elon College, N C.
For an Education go to Elon College.
Gihsonville, N. C.
Dr. G. E. Jordan, M. D.
High Point, N. C.
People’s House Furnishing Co
Greensboro, N. C.
Pierce Stamp Works for stamps.
Hotel Huffine.
Burtner Furniture Co.. for furniture.
daughter of Hugh Grave of Chisenbury
County. Their eldest child, John, baptized
at Broadwindsor by his father in 1641.
was afteiwards of Sidney Sussex t oliege,
and became rector of Gi eat \\ akering,
Essex, where he died in 168/, Fuller s
wife died in 1643.
On August 2nd, 1661, by royal letters, he
was admitte*! D. I), at Cambridge, as a
scholar of integrity and good learning.
On Sunday August 12th, while pieaching
a marriage sermon at Savoy, he was dis
abled from the proceeding, and at the
close of the service he was carried to his
home in Convent Garden, where he diel
August 16th, aged fifty-four years; he lies
buiied in the chancel of Cranford Church.
Some of his works ave: “ Church His
tory,” “Mixt Contemplations in Better
Times,” “Paneg>ric to His Majesty on
His Happy Return,” “The Appeal of In
jured Innocence,’' “Wounded Con
science,” “The Worthies of England.”
His writings were the product of a veiy
original mind, and their, moral tone was
excellent. He had a lively imagination,
and a happy manner of illustration; his
works are facetions, judicious, exact, wit
ty, and appealing, and are worthy of tlie
praise and respect wliich the whole nation
gives them, so says William Winstanley.
His diction was elegant and more idio
matic than that of Taylor op Brown. “The
Holy State” is tine reading and has taken
rankly among the best books of characters.
I think it is some of its most interesting
literature that we have had so far. Sir
Francis Diake judging from Fuller’s ac
count of him in “English Worthies” cer
tainly had a very eventful, romantic, and
adventurous life.
Virj>i© P.cale.
JERRY VARDELL.
By Exodus Keene.
In Ten Chapters—Chapter VIII.
In a few moments Edna Haiper and her
pony were almost lost in the distance, and
Jeiry Vardell was still standing there in
the dusty highway, with his eyes fixed up
on them. When finally a turn in the road
lost them to view. Jerry came to himself
again, and somehow was glad that he
had'not played foot-ball that afternoon.
He still felt his embarrassment, and mut
tered to himself, “I know that she thought
that I was a bird.”
The expression was followed by that
characteristic grin of his. Jeiry took a
look at his coarse clothing and shoes,
muttered something and grinned again.
It was now late in the afternoon, and
Jerry was a mile or more from the col
lege. He looked toward the west as if
to guess the time and turned his steps in
the direction of the college. The Jerry
that went back to his room that afternoon
was a very different sort of a fellow from
that which had strolled about the coun
try roads for the puipose of seeing the
country, and drowning the humiliation
thrust upon him by Dick Ross, a few
hours before. Long deep thoughts ab
sorbed him as he made his way toward the
\illage. “I wonder if she will try to get
me back into the game. She’s nicer than
most of the giils, Dick Ross will be sick
if she begs the Coach to put me back into
the game. I wonder how she’ll manage
to help me. They’ll only laugh at her.”
All these and other hindred suggestions
occupied his thouglits so much that two
or three times he took the wrong road
without seeing his mistake until he had
gone some distance.
I saw Jerry on “Possum Avenue” the
next afternoon, and notic:d that he had a
fresh hai'. cut and was wearing a new suit
and a new pair of shoes. Really he was
a different f How “foiletly speaking,”
but the freckles, peaily teeth and grin were
there still. I complimented his togs and
^■entured to inquire of him about the epi
sode of the previous afternoon, I had
seen Edna the niglit before at the ‘ ‘ Senior
Reception” and she had fold me about
it; but I wanted to hear Jerry’s version,
too. “How did you know about it?” queri
ed Jerry, and answered his own ques
tion, by saying “1 guess Miss Harper told
you last night.”
1 saw that there was no need to quiz
Jerry further, in the hope of getting the
original story, so 1 proceeded to do some
specific inquiring. “Jerry”, 1 went on,
“how do you like Miss Harper? nice girl,
isn’t she?” “I never met her until yes
terday evening,” Jerry replied, “I reckon
she's a purty good girl,” I guessed from
the crimson in his cheeks and the grin,
that he thought more about Edna Haiper
than he was wnlling to say. “She tells
me that she is going to get you hack into
the foot-ball game again,” I remarked, a
note of inquiry in my voice. “She’ll
just make the fellows fall out with her,”
he went on to say, “and Dick Ross don’t
like me, and he’ll be mad with her when
he finds out that she wants me put back
into the game, I heard that they’ve been
mighty good friends,” “Well,” said I,
“you did him up once the first night you
came het'e and made him terribly uneasy
about his place on the team, and who
knows, but what you may get his girl
too.” “No danger, I never bother a feller
unless he gets in my way,” said Jerry
grinning.
Just then we met Mr. Rowe, “Hello,
Jerry!” he greeted cordially. “I want you
to get into your togs and come to the prac
tice this evening. The other fellows have
gone out, all except Ross. The “Big Boy”
stepped in a ditch last night and sprained
his ankle, and its only a week now until th
game with the ’Varsity, you know, and
he will hav’e to take pietty good care of
it if he is able to play his place, make a
hurry now.” Jerry responded “allright”
and was off in a swinging run to his room.
(To be continued.)
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A SKETCH OF JEANIE DEANS, HER
OINE OF SCOTT’S THE HEART
OF MIDLOTHIAN.
Not far from Edinburg, Scotland, there
lived David Deans, a quiet, extremely
pious and yet altogether a prosperous
man, with his two daughters, Jeanie and
Eflie.
For a time they haJ lived on the land
of the Laird of Dumbedikes, but on
David Deans being able to secure a house
and some pasture land at St. Leonards
crag, about five miles distant w^e find them
moving there and beginning to live the
life of cattle raisers for which Deans was
already famous. No doubt they felt a
pang on leaving the old home, but Jeanie
at least prided herself on being rid of the
unwelcome presence of the young Laird
of Dumbedikes. Effie Deans, not having
tha same quiet nature as Jeanie and being
ten years younger, caused her sister no
little anxiety. She was wont to be away
from home till late in the evening and
many a twilight found Jeanie watching
from the doo;step for her sister, anxious
lest her father should come in from his
work and find her absent. Upon a cer
tain evening while Jeanie was thus wait
ing, and when it had grown late, she
saw her sister part with a man when
within a short distance of the house.
Jeanie, anxious for her sister’s welfare,
desired to know w'here she had been, but
was able to learn little, except that her
young sister had been at a party enjoying
the company of some of her young village
friends.
Would to God it had been that and noth
ing else. “But thereby hangs a tale.”
After the family had lived at St. Leon
ards for a while, M'. Saddletree, a dis
tant kinsman of Deans, comes down from
Edinb\irg and desires that EfTie, then a
young lass, shall go to Edinburg and live
with his family, in order, that she may as
sist his wife in the business, of which
Saddletree himself is so neglectful. Of
course Deans is loath to separate one of
his daughte;s from him, but decides that
she may go. Jeanie sees her sister de
part with fe;lings mingled with pain and
joy. With pain that any sister feels in
parting with one so tender in years and
joy that perhaps this may be better for
Eflfte, separating her as it did from those
companions wdiich she had made in St.
Leonards, about whose influence there
were doubts in Jeanie’s mind.
Sometime passes and at the time of the
famous Porfevis Riot we find that a gloom
is spread over the Deans family, Effie
is thrown into the Tolbooth of Edinburg
for infanticide. Here we pause in our story
to introduce the reader to one, Reuben
Butler.
We shall try to say as little as possible
about characters other than Jeanie in
this nariative, but a certain amount is
necessary, Reuben Butler was a poor lad,
a grand-son of old Bible Butler. He lived
with his grandmother, his parents having
died while he was quite young. He was
neighbor to the Deans family and an at
tachment grew up between him and Jeanie
Deans Avhich could not be subdued.
Now we take up the narrative again
where we left off to explain something
about Reuben Butler. The Deans family
upon hearing of Effie’s fate were almost
overcome w’ith grief, but we find Jeanie
comforting her father in these moments
of terrible sorrow.
Jeanie goes into Edinburg and visits
her sister’s prison many times but is not
permitted to see her until a few days be
fore the trial comes off, and then in the
presence of the jailor. The scene of their
meeting is very touching. Jeanie hopes
that Effie will tell her the facts, but she
goes away after an hour with no mote
knowledge of them than she had before.
During Effie’s imprisonment, Jeanie is ad
vised to give false evidence in hen sister’s
trial and thereby save her. Effie for a time
is wroth because her sister will not give
this evidence but later she begs Jeanie
not to tell a lie for her sake and so we
find the time approaching for the trial
and yet no gleam of hope has come to the
unfortunate Effie. David Deans had aged
very rapidly during these trying days and
the approaching trial finds him almost
ivercome. However he will not submit to
lis feelings and on the day of the trial
»■ es with Jeanie and together tliey enter
ti e streits of Edinburg already crowded
with curious people awaiting the coming
forth of Etfie out of the Tolbooth.
Even this motley crowd liad respect for
David upon wliose face shone the light of
Christianity mingled now with so much
grief.
The trial begins and David Deans takes
a seat where he cannot see the face of his
wayward daughter then on trial, but the
test is too much for him when Jeanie does
not give the evidence that would save
her sister’s honor and he falls forward in
agonizing faint. Jeanie runs to his side
and laying his head upon her bosom tries
to comfort him. They carry the old man
to an ante-room where he gains conscious
ness after a while.
•leanie secs him safely to Mr. Saddle
tree’s and finding that he will recover,
asks and obtains his blessing on her in
tended action, David Deans little dream
ing what it was. Jeanie then leaves Edin
burg, the scene of so much unhappiness,
and makes preparation to go to London,
there to seek her sisten’s pardon on her
knees before the majesty of England.
Heie we see an interesting scene between
Jeai;ie and the young Laird of Dumbe
dikes. To him Jeanie goes to borrow
money with which to make her journey.
Dumbedikes takes her into his den and
Dr. J. H. Brooks.
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