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INTERESTING LORE OF HAND
"Few Men Can Tell the Truth While
Their Hands Remain Open
Some Signs and Symbols.
When .1 man Is not telling the truth
ho is apt to clench hla hands, as few
men can Ho with their hands open.
A man who holds his thumb tightly
wiyifn his hand has weak will power.
Strang willed persons hold their
thratfs outside when shutting their
Stinking hands In greeting was orig
inally nn evidence that each person
Among savage tribes when a man
holds up hands it Is a sign of peace,
an evidence that he Is unarmed or
does not intend to use weapons. An
outlaw says, "Hold up your hands!"
meaning thereby to make his victim
poweiless to resist attack.
When a man kisses the hands of n
woman ho expresses his submission.
This is also the Idea when kissing tho
hands of kings. By this act their su
periority is acknowledged.
When nn oath is taken It is done by
raising the right hand, or laying it
upon a bible.
In tho consecration of bishops,
priests and deacons, and also in con
tinuation, the laying on of handa Is the
essence of tho sacramental rite.
A bishop gives his blessing with
the thumb and first and second lingers.
In this tho thumb represents Clod tho
Father, tho first linger stands for God
tho Holy Ghost, the three together
symbolizing the Holy Trinity.
Tho wedding ring is placed upon the
third finger of the woman's hand to
show that, after the Trinity, man's
love, honor and duty Is given to his
Besides tho deaf and dumb there
are many people,' notably of Latin and
Semitic races', who talk with their
FISHING POINTERS FOR BOYS
Proper Method of Fastening Line to a
Hook is Shown Some Quite Use
The drawing shows the proper way
to line a hook. This method holds
the hook at right angles with the line,
and thus keeps It from getting
(tangled. The best place for sunlish
js In a shallow, quiet place by the
side of a large stream. After you
catch tho first one, be very quiet and
,try to keep your line constantly in
the water, for they travel In schools
und are easily scared. They will not
linger about the samo place long un
less something to eat is in sight. If
Line Tied to Hook.
you aro pulling them up rapidly Just
bait tho top barb of your hook.
Bullheads abound In weedy places
and bito best after a rain, when a went
wind Is blowing.
Quite a Difference.
Lilttlo Hess What does vour father
Llttlo Nell He's a horse doctor.
Little Bess Oh, dear I guess I'd
better not play with you then. I'm
afraid you don't belong to our sot.
Littlo Nell Why, what does your
Littlo Bess He's a vet'nary sur
geon. IN THE CAMP OF THE
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On the Estate of Mrs, Thompson Seton, Greenwich, Conn,
A primitive way of making one's toilet A mirror hung on a cross
pieco and there you have milady's dressing room, with the dome of the
blue tky over head.
INTEREST IN SOAP BUBBLES
Those Made of Soap Water to Which
Glycerine Has Been Added
Are Quite Attractive. x
Have you ever stopped to think
what a really Interesting thing a soap
bubble Is? Soap bubbles arc not only
Interesting to boys and girls, but they
hnvo long been a source of wonder
and Interest to men of science. In
fact, scientists hnvo employed soap
bubbles In trying to perform certain
A sonp bubble Is nothing mote than
u film of water molecules (tiny par
ticles that cannot be seen with the
nuked eye), held together by the
sticking power of dissolved soap. As
most all of us know, in making bub
bles tho bowl of a common clay pipe
Is dipped Into soapy water. Tho bub
ble maker blows air into tho pipe
and the bubble at onco expands.
While bubbles mado of plain soap
water are Interesting, those made of
Making Soap Bubbles.
soap water to which some glycerine
has been added aro even more at
tractive, because they have such pret
There aro many ways of making
bubbles. For Instance, smoke may bo
blown through the pipe Into the bub
bios or one bubble may be blown
inside of another. Very largo bub
bles can be made by using tho hands
instead ol a pipe. Cover tho Hands
well with suds And then hold them
so as to form a cup, as if di inking
with the hands from a spring, but
leaving a small hole in the bottom.
With the mouth about a foot from the
hand, blow a current of air into
them. Some of the bubbles will be
more han a foot In diameter. Try
this periment tho next time you
wash your hands.
How can I get the wlno out of a bot
tlu if I have no corkscrew and must
not break the.glass, or make any hole
In it or in the cork?
Answer Push the cork into tho bot
tle. A per&on tells another that he can
put something into his right hand,
which the other cannot put into his
Answer The last person's left el
bow. How must 1 draw a circle round .
person placed in tho center of a room
so that ho will not be able to Jump
out of it though his legs should bo
Answer draw it round his body.
What Made Baby Cry.
"Why, Nettle," said a mother to
her small daughter, who had been
left in charge of tho little brother,
"what Is baby crying for?" '
"I don't know," answered Nottio,
"unless It's cause ho can't think of
anything else to do."
vAwful Solemn Smell.
It was a church wedding and the
church was handsomely decorated
with How era, the air being laden with
their fragrance. Littlo Lola exclaimed
In an audible whisper: "Oh, marnina,
doesn't it smell awfully solemn in
"CAMP FIRE GIRLS."
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UTILE RED ROOSTER
Brought Delos Brown and
Martha Gilmore Together.
By GEORGIA SELTEB.
Never having hnd any lovo affairs
of her own to occupy her time. Mls3
Martha Brown very naturally turned
to thoao of others. And so It catuo
nbout that scarcely a visit, of Cupid
hed occurred In Plalnvlllo for years,
that she did not bring about, assist in,
or at the very least, predict!
"I.uclla," Bho called one morning
to the niece whom alio hnd befriend
ed In her orphaned youth, "come ami
seo who this Is moving Into the old
Luclla obligingly left her dishwash
ing and came to peer over her aunt's
"Why, that," sho said, "must bo
Mnrtha Gilmore. I heard yesterday
sho had bought tho placo of Delos
Brown. I forgot to toll you, Aunt
"Quito a comedown, seems to me,
for old Artcmus Gilmorc's daughter,"
observed Miss Marletto crisply. "I
can remember when ho mother didn't
care- to nssoclato with Plalnvlllo.
"Oh, but Martha Isn't that way a
bit., aunt." said Luclla loyally. "I feel
real sorry to think sho haB had to
glvo up her old home. And sho has
licr old Aunt Martha to care for, too."
"Well, I can't imnglno what Deloa
Brown la thinking of to sell that cot
tage his mother's old home! I sup
posed he had moro feeling for her
memory. I shouldn't think ho would
want to see anyone else living there."
Miss Marletto folded her hands as
was her custom when sitting In Judg
ment. "Why should ho care?" objected Lu-.
ella. "Ho never saw his mother liv
ing at tho cottage. It has stood empty
for years. I suppose it will seem
pleasant to have neighbors."
"And to such a brazen thing as
Mnrtha Gilmore," pursued Miss
Brown, not to be interrupted.
Luclla returned to her dishes with
out a word.
"When Aunt Marletto has been
crossed nothing seems to plense her,"
"So You've Sold the Cottage?"
she thought. "Everybody knowB Mar
tha Is as nlco a girl as ever lived."
"They needn't tell me," said Miss
Marlette, left alono iu tho sitting
room, "that she hasn't set her cap
for Delos Brown!"
This' bachelor nephew, good look
ing, of excellent habits and possessing
a comfortable fortune, seemed to his
aunt a desirable husband for her
niece, Luella Lewis.
An hour later, therefore, as tho
young mau was busily training his
grapo vines over a now trellis, he be
held his caustic aunt Hobbling up his
"So you've sold tho cottnge?" sho
began without preamble.
"Yos. Thought I might as well get
It off my handa when I had a good
chance. It wns no uso to mo except
what garden I worked."
"Well," said Aunt Marletto Bhortl,
"if you had taken tho trquble to ask
my opinion beforo doing it, you would
have saved a good many remarks!"
Delos Brown started uncomfortabl
HIb senaltivo naturo dreaded tin
sharpness of vlllago gossip. Perhaps
that fact accounted for his remainint;
single despite his many virtues.
"Of course you must oxpect folks
to talk when a girl takes pains, to
scttlo under tho very caves of a desir
able bachelor's house. She la a lirnreu
thing, but I wouldn't expect a man to
Tho old lady glanced sharply at the
llttlo gato standing open In the lire
fence and sniffed disapprovingly as
ihe betook herself homowaid.
Martha Gilmore. standing amid the
clutter of packing boxea iu the foiloru
p.irlor. wna trying desperately to
keep her trars lwclc. With a qu1 k
tap. Miss Brown entered
"So jou've moved down town," bho
observed "No. I can't sit down," she
observed "No, I can't bit down,
thank you I Just camo in to sue how
you llko It here I must say It la sort
of a dlflicult placo for a lone young
woman" Her eyes rested reflectHely
upon her unconscious nophow where
ho worked In hla garden.
Martha'H checks flamed suddenly.
"My aunt la alwaya with tnc, Miss
Brown," she said, coldly
Jo f --i
"If thero fa anything I can do for
you I hopo you will feel at liberty to
ask," said Mlas Marletto. "Everybody
hnB to have ono such neighbor!"
Miss Marletto's oyes soon told her
that her schemo had worked ndml
rably. Tho llttlo gate In tho line fence
was wired shut, and Martha never sat
on tho pleasant little south porch
which faced Delos Brown's.
Martha Gilmore, with her broad hat
tied low over her face, worked every
day In the garden.
"I've got to ralso something for win
tor, or wo will have to hnvo help from
the town." sho whispered over nnd
over, when her back ached and her
bend felt dizzy from her unaccus
tomed labor. '
And her garden did grow surpris
ingly. Early one morning Martha
went out to look at the plants which
meant so much to her.
Heading bin Industrious Mock among
her nely hoed rows was tho strut
ting red. rooster sho had watched Iter
neighbor place in hla chicken yard
a few days beforu. All about lay her
tender joung plants, torn and uproot
pd." "Oh, go away," cried Martha, help
lessly, waving her apron.
"Why. Miss Gilmore!" Delos Brown
stood aghast at tho havoc ho had un
wittingly wrought. "I supposed I had
that park chicken-proof."
After much excitement they coaxed
and drovo the llock bnck Into their
"And now you must lot mo help you
repair the damages," ho declared, for
getting In her appnrent distress hla
fear of prying oyes and busy tongues.
To his astonishment, Deloa found
tho girl very quiet and attractive. Sho
know n lot about gardening, too. and
seemed eager to learn moro.
"I declare," ho murmured on hla
lonely porch of an evening. "I declare
I can't sen why sho is a brazen tiling,
as Aunt Marletto seems to think. I
guess that garden menus a great deal
to her more than It ought to if
things were comfortable over there.'
Ho began thinking anxiously about
the long winter. "The cottago needs
n pairing to make it livable I could
do It ub well aa not without much
expense. And I alwaya havo more
wood from tho farm than I can use.
I hopo she hasn't heard any of Aunt
Marietto'B foolish talk," he thought.
Through the dim twilight ho could
see ' Martha moving nbout the Utile
"Guess I'll go over, anyway." he
said aloud, since Aunt Martha's
sharp eyes could not penetrate the
"I I came to Inquire about tho gar
don." ho said, ill at caso In her pres
ence. Thero wns something flno In
Martha's manner, oven In that hum
bio kitchen garden.
"Oh, It Is bettor than it ever was
before, thanks to you. Mr. Brown. II
I really fortunalo for me.thnt mj
neighbor's chickens got into It!"
"But I can never qulto roplaco It
Miss Gilmore, and that 1b why 1
wnnt to do something elso for you tc
oven things up a llttlo. The cottage
needs repairing beforo cold weather
I can do It as well as not In fact, 1
ought to have dono it beforo I lei
you havo It at nil."
"Oh no!" cried Martha. "What
would Miss Brown say?"
"So she Iuib been talking to you?
groaned Delos. "I might jhave j
known It. Oh, you poor llttlo girl!'
Mnrtha clasped her handa In the
darkness nt tho tenderness in his
"I did not mind," sho whlBperee"
with a sob.
"Not mind?" Ho took her trem
bllng hands in hla own. To his Joy she
did not attempt to draw them away
"Do you know, Martha," ho sab!
very softly, "how a man fecla nbouj
tho pjrl ho lovea? Ho wants to pro
tect her from everything that Is un
pleusant or difficult. That la why 1
cannot endure your living In this pool
llttlo Iioubo and working yourself tc
death In this garden. I am glad the
red rooster destroyed It, alnco he
opened tho gato In tho lino fence. Lot
ub bo married to-morrow, Martha. It
is going to cause a sensation, and
wo may aa well havo It all ovor wltr
nt once. And I wnnt you so much
"It Ib pity," she protested, hosltal
"It Is not pity." ho denied, taking
her In hla nrms. "It la love, Mar
Tho Bowing clrclo mot In Mlas
Brown's parlors next afternoon.
"Delos Brown nnd Martha Gilmore
aro mnrrlod," cried Luella, rushing
"Well," said Aunt Marlotto. compos
edly, after ono mental gasp, "I've
Bald from tho day she moved Into the
Fleming cottago that this la what
would coma of It!"
(Copyright, 1012. liv Associated Literary
It haa been said that tho attainment
of culture tends to nllny tho Inflamma
tlon caused by dally routlno. But true
culture, that which la tho result of the
act of cultivation, doea more It so re
lates n man to hla dally nffalrB that
no lnllnmmatlon arises and ho ob
serves with no less amazement than
Joy that ho gains aa much culture from
thn lowliest tnulc us from tho most ex
alted of which he Is capable. When
ho realizes that mind and spirit aro
necpr.sary. ench to tho other, he no
longer tegarda his work as a Inborcr
regards bin toll. Ho becomea a cre
ator; tho world about him is the pot
tor'a clay, while the world within la
tho fair model which Inspires the hand
as It lovingly guides tho wheel. Every
object that comes into being from him
Is a now and fairer whole and with Its
creation he gains a now and fairer
power Thomas Tapper
TO m OTSXB
Ami now Is the day
Tim ojstur comvn.
AerosH tho bay
The toiiKcr hums
A lni'iry ong
"Come. Jump nloiiff,
Got out of bed!"
And nn ho wields
111k mlKhty rakoH
Across tholr Ileitis
Kui'li oyster wukes
And hiiHtens on '
All glnd nnd bright,
To Kieet tho dawn
The oyHter may
I to cold nnd Kiurn
Across tlio bay;
' But lot him come,
We'll make him (rt.ln,
Heforo our wiles '
He'll open In
Tho broadest Bmllc.i.
This hi tho day
Tho oyster comes,
Full-grown nnd gay
Our Joy ho sums.
We'll gladly scan
This oyster plant
Hat nil wo can
Can what we can't.
Another Apology Called For.
Dear Sir: I do not approve of tho
unseemly levity with which you havu
troated tho protest of Mr. Henry B,
Smith, because you havo lampooned
tho noblo profession of comic opera
nnd drnmatlc nuthorshlp. I, too, feel
that I havo Just cnuso to protest
against your ill-tlmcd nnd mistaken
Jokes. Not once, but often, havo you
published alleged humorous articles
describing tho cffortB of young mnr
rlod women to cool;. I would sny thnl
If you would quit trying to write
jokes nnd learn to cook you would bo
of moro benefit to yourself nnd human
ity. I obscrvo that Mr. Smith offers
to havo a comic opera ptaged for you;
I wish to any that If you will express
a deslro to cook, I will glvo you n po
sition myself. Jnnunry Bride.
Tho laurol wreath and tho Carneglo
medal must bo awarded to Human
LIfo. Othor magazines havo an
nounced tho "last novel" by David
Graham Phillips, but Human LIfo
comes out with a flnrlng Btatcmont
that It will not havo a Btory by Mr.
Phillips. It supports this statement
by a letter from Mr. Phillips saying
that' ho hadn't tho tlmo to wrlto a
story for that magazine, but might
ovontually do one,
The Village Cutup.
Tho vlllago wit Beats hlniBclf nt tho
Enstcr social tnblo.
"Ono oyster two soups," ho gurgles
to tho wnitrcBS.
Now, tho wnitresa has her own opin
ion of him and tho Joko. Without go
ing to tho kitchen, to glvo tho order,
she raises her volco so that it la heard
over tho hall, and remarks:
"Ono lobster two soups."
As They Understood Him.
"My friends," said tho doctor, as ho
stood beforo tho attentive audience,
"I am full of uncertainty."
Hero a number of board lug-house
people In tho front rows looked at
each other significantly, nnd hoarsely
"Ho has boon eating hash!"
"I often regret that that 1 did not
vttend komo good college," said tho
port young man, "and ncquiro n llttlo
"Woll," suggested tho tired young
woman. "Why don't you hlro sorno
gas fitter to rub you up a trlflo now?"
Orvllle Is Found.
Our valiant army of volunteer
slouthB Is called off tho trail of Or
vlllo Brown. Mr. J. II. Cnvanah of
Chicago discovered tho versos In I1I3
scrnpbook and has sent thorn to us.
Tho Bovornl who havo requested thnt
thoy bo reprinted may look for thorn
within a faw days.
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CONSTRUCTION OF TRAP NEST
Without Use of Device Results From
Individuals of Any Flock Must
lUy J. L. JONKH. .Mechanical Knulnoer.
Oklahoma Kxpurlnient. Btntlon.)
It Is not ncccscary to dwell on tho
advantages of ualng trap nests. Tho
primary object Is to develop a heavy
laying strain. It has been found by
tho uso of trap nests that tho number
of eggs laid per hon In nn avorngo
llock vnrlea from 40 to 21C. Without
ualng trnp nests, tho results from
such a llock would bo uncertain and
probably unsatisfactory. It is tho ob-
Bank of Trap Nesto.
(oct of tho poultrymnn to brcod nnd
build up tho strain which Inyo the
hertvlost, by breeding to tho heavy
For fanciers, tho trap neat 1b India
ponsablo on account of tho fact that
In the ordinary pen thero aro from six;
to twelve females to ono malo. IC
trap ncst3 aro uaed, and thero aro
ia many as there aro fomalcB In tho
pen, it In possible to distinguish each
tion'a.cggs, while It tho trnp noatB nra
aot used, this is impossible
Tho uso of trap ncstB goeB far to
prevent tho hens forming tho habit oC
egg-eating. They are likely to form,
this habit If kept In limited quarters.
It bo kept, they aro probably not given
tho very bent food, and probably not
enough of it, especially animal food.
Tho accompanying drawings of a
bank of trnp nests aro nlmost self ex
planatory. Tho ncstB are built with
out any top or bottom. Tho hen oiv
tors through tho back of tho nest,
brushing under tho hanging wire,
which releases tho door. Sho thou
pasaen on to tho noxt compartment
toward tho front end. To lnapcct tho
neat nnd to remove tho hen, ascertain
hor number, nnd Bccuro tho ogga, tho
Trout door is simply unbuttoned and
let down. It will bo noticed that 'tho
;wo doors uro fastened togother wtlh
i cord, so thnt whon tho front door
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Sectional View of Nest.
,s let down, tho trap is automatically
tot again. Tho hon will find it dim
jult to leavo through tho buck door
it this time, as tho hanging wiro por
nlta her to go ono way only. Theso
ire so slmplo that in making them in
ilmost any quantity, tho material
ihould not cost over 15 conts, at most,
jcr trup nest
SOME F&CTS ABOUT TURKEYS
Dne Sensible Thing Is to Keep Best
Birds for Breeding and Send
Others to Market.
Turkoya kept for breeding stock
ihould bo tho best that thero ia in tho
lock. It ia dlflicult for somo peoplo
o lceop their beat turkoys nnd v
tend tho othora to market, but It's tho
inly aonslblo way to do. Tho habit of
idling tho best is not characteristic
if only tho least intelligent people; it
3 common with tho peoplo who havo
alsed turkoys all their lives, and
)coplo who would not think of
reedlng other stock of tho farm
n nuch a careleaa way. Those
icoplo havo attained tho success
tnd prollts in turkoy raising that are
injoyed by tho man who handles them
is fairly aa he does hla cows nnd
Tho boat caro In tho world can do
lttlo with poorly bred poults and
,urkey chicks. You cannot oxpect
argo turkoya from small brcedora.
3Izo Is not tho only thing to bo con
ddercd In selecting tho stock; thrift
ind firmness hnvo as much to do with
ho cholco us tho size; big, well-built
,-iodIca and lega to be desired
And on top of nil, do not ruin tho
rigor of your strain by too early
Fresh Air Is Needed.
Fowla aro obliged to throw off mucn
sf tho waato of tho body through tho
lungs. They do not sweat in tho
sonao that do other animals, but In
stead brcatho several times faster
:han sweating animals whon heated.
To keop in god health a hen requires
icarly seven tlmoa tho amount of
fresh air in proportion to Ub slzo aa
Iocs a horse.
Difference in Strains.
Thoro 1b almost na much difference
iotwoon different fnmllloa or strains
f each breed, as between tho differ
ent breeds. Thoroforo, rocelvo with
toino allowance tho pralso or con
demnation of any breotL
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