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THE ANSWERINC CHORD.
f :ZANM:E nnZ TrnNER.
The city's tumut surgesz high
Vr 't in m :u'. ,rugrlinz street;
With vti voce and hurried feet
The est morning march ;n:6 bv.
A 1::. nd -oura-l are horn .'nd die,
B:. tit wifl not iaint nor fail,
K eej., ,p it, o monotony
An( i" ree-o' s plaiitiv- wail.
A liar trmulou! and blinl.
ag dreary airs that must
Farn tom :he world a daily crust
A4 loig as weary hands can' grind:
But :-eant the wages that they find,
For nowhere in the jostling throng
Are live-, with leisure left to heed
The crude *tition of a song.
Clatter and ri-h and dust and grime
And :he hot. tired morning (lone.
But, not a listener had they won
The' faulty tune. the halting time:
When with the sudden noonday chime
%-"om out the jingling medlev come.
Ake words of comfort healing pain.
The tender notes of "Home. Sweet Home."
"There is no place like home." he says.
The old forsaken. homeless "nan.
With soul too worn and warped to span
The -at'hos oi the thing he olas
Anid somewhere in the crowded ways
Men hear old, silent voices sing.
And. spite the current's onward sweep,
Falter a while, remembering.
"No place, no place like home"-the word
Grows faint and fainter down the street,
And somewhere slower pass the feet.
And somewhere sudden tears are stirred,
And dim, far whisperings are heard
.,n hearts that deemed them surely dead; C
mAnd oe petitioner has gained
The penny for his daily bread.
-Youth's Companion. I
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I I We I
100 0 500 1 I
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f i l l I ' l l
0 4 0
3 you mean to tell me
that's the third to-night?"
o f 0 1 asked in amazement of
Miss Raveline. She nod
4VO'it ded, and looked steadfast- t
ly at the portrait before 5
her. "I knew he was one," I went a
on. "It was evident. His 'case be- a
trayed itself. He was as if moon- b
"I think you're a little unkind." re- r
marked Miss Raveline, scrutinizing the b
portrait with interest. "He's-he's
"It must be a great nuisance to you,"
"It's horrid." she declared, moving
to the next portrait. "One doesn't like
to-to hurt people's feelings. don't you o:
know; and besides, it's embarrassing."
"Do sit down and let's talk about
it." I urged her. "It's' really very in- o
tereshing to interview a girl who's been n,
pt'oposed to so often." .
Miss Raveline reluctantly sat~ down, tl
and gianced apprehensively down the
picture gallery. "One can't talk about si
such things," she said firmly. Ih
"Oh. we needn't name names," I na
said, with my eyes on the rose in her
cheeks.- "I think I pretty well know p
"Oh. no. you mustn't" she inter
rupted, hastily. "I've no right to
hear you. I won't say anything."
"Very well. then." I conceded. "But ni
I know all the same: and I'm sorry
fot' them, of c'ourse, but I'm sorrier y
-She sighed and opened her fan. "Yes. e:
I wish I wasn't so rich, It's all that
I' said nothing: she glanced at me. ti
and repeated with another sigh. "It's ,B
all the money."
Still, 1 made no answer. because, as a
zmatter of fact. I was interested in a
picture on the wal!. and the light was
none too good. We had conic up to see
somte picture. Which was it?
"I thing we must go hack." said
Miss Raveliiue in a cold voice, as she an
"Oh," I said. getting on my feet. o
"But you haven't seen that picture a
yet. We'll just go round and find tl
Miss Raveline hesitated, and then h
followed me. and we moved .along g
under the low light. "We couldn't see t:
it by tis light." she observed, still f
"Oh. b: this light it looks so ,much v
bet: rt," I explained. "I'm afraid
there's no help for you." I went on.
Miss Raveline looked at me. "No e
heip:" she echoed. ,.
"No: you see. your beauty 'raws t
them as flame~s the moth." t
She avei'tcd her head slightly to ex
amine a pic~ture. "You can't blame t
them," I added.
"Of course, no one blames peoplet
like that,'' she replied. evidently from r
far away. "I:'s a compliment that I
any one shou uld want you to-" she
paused, "untless. of course, it's the mnon
ey. and then
"Oh. it ":.'t the n oney." I said de
Dn m::ink s')?" slhe asked. fi'
ger1:at- :n agalin. I sat do'. r
Nissin t~esat dlown.
::r'. you are'4 a'ware vou arc
beam:ift:':' I said.
. Lu ." u:td'(reeted Miss Raveline.
"I l.:now~- I upose I've got certain
goodpoins."She was deeply inter
(es:. O i ::er fan. I gazed at her, and
th'. lowv lt enhanced her beauty.
G iiuuponts:" I said reflectively, t
an ta yx~ily. "Yes: you have cer
tanl 'e-ac~ points. For (examlple. your
heado sen prettily. Some wvomecn <
have , ;'- nee\ks. :jut the tht'oatI
'.'o:::ttiilmtumt': it is the pillar of
it. :.'d -d l shr''w strengiith anid
"Do * a. think so? IIowv interestL-1
ir: alMiss Raveline.1
'TiV a r anot her thing. your' eyes
are good in shiaped anid color, but-"
Miss 1Ravelinec. whose eyes had been
el:a.d 'aised them (luiclly at the
--Umi 1 'a't?" she' t'sked hesitatinzly.
''1 i. v.'.Ki. I've no right to criti'ise.'
I said. ap::~~c~etiiy.
"Yon" hatve. if I ask you.'-' she re
"R:: sii:-"I said. atnd pasSed On
ihuri'e~dly. 'Your nose is really tine in
L~i it ieding, though of course it
vould be better if it didn't turn up
"I doesn't,'' 'rotcstedl Miss Itavel
-.No. of course," I hurried on. "But
"Yos; is thire anythi:: the 1tter
vith my hair':" shie' asked with lofty
"*It's color is good, I saiid. "and as
or your eomplexion-" I besitated.
4iss Itaveline was drumming on her
'Weil?" she said. almost defiantly.
"I can't see well enough in this light
o give a definite opinion." I said.
'Before deciding I should like to in
peet it more closely and more thor
ughly. so to speak."
"You're right. The light is bad."
he said abruptly, and got up reso
utely. I rose after her.
"I was afraid you wouldn't like me
o-to give my opinions so bluntly." I
aid timidly. "Of course. I'm sorry if
"What an absurdity!" she said, with
auteur. "I don't in the least mind
vhat you say. And you've been quite
omplimentary. I suppose. Pray go
n." She reseated herself, a monu
aent of statuesque reserve and frigid
ivility. "It's nothing to me what you
hink," she said, icily.
"Well, there is your mouth." I went
n very nervously. She turned slightly
oward me with a lofty inclination of
ier head. as though giving me gra
ious permission to take liberties with
ier mouth. I wished that I could.
'The lips are perfect in color and de
ign-so far as I can judge from a dis
ance," I explained. "but here again a
nore thorough examination would be
"Have you nearly finished?" she
sked in her scornful voice.
"I think there's only your waist left,"
ran on precipitately.
"Oh, yes, my waist. of course." she
aid with irony. "what are you going
o dQ to my waist?"
"I wasn't going to do anything." I
eplied, but I wished I was. "It only
ias always struck me as being well
roportioned and jimp, as they say in
kcotland. The stature is sufficient,
.nd the modeling is just-always pro
iding that it is natural and not-"
Miss Raveline rose for the last time,
aagnificently angry. "Thank you so
auch for your candor," she said loft
"But-but we haven't seen this pic
ure," I urged. She paused. and then,
noring my remark, took one step tow
rd me. "You'd better take me down
gain. I think!" she said. almost under
er breath. and her face quite near
v,. "Why-but why:" she asked al
ost tearfully, "but you said I was
"So you are." I answered prompt
"the most beautiful woman in the
orld." She was silent. as if aston
hed. "There is no beauty but has
>me strangeness in the proportion." I
noted from Bacon. "The slight tilt
E your nose-"
"It isn't." she said feebly.
"The faint irregularities of your face
2y enhance your beauty. You are
:t Icily, regularly. splendidly null.
nd, personally. I happen to adore all
ie defects in you."
"I don't see how you c'ould do that."'
id Miss Raveline in a tremulous.
alf-laughing voice. "But you said
.y waist-" She stopped.
"Well, you see. I don't know from
isonal experience.'' I r'eplied. "I
ire say it is-if I only knew."
"It is-it is really."
I made the experiment bolO:;. "It is."
whispered, and added. "'m sorry to
ake the fourth. to-night.''
"You might have been the first. Why
eren't you?" she asked.
"Well, you se", it was all that nmon
"You said-you said that my -lips-"
"Yes. I must make sure 1 wvas right
tere." I declared, and I did so.-H.
.Marriott Watson, in London MaiL
Bottled Money Thrown Away.
"While walking through the West
iester County hills looking for dog
ood last Sunday," said a Harlem
rocer. "'I came upon an acquaintance
ho was with a party picknicking on
shady hillside. Introductions were in
rder and I was asked to have a bottle
f soda. Five of- us clinked bottles
nd disposed of their contents without
ae aid of glasses. As each man fin
shed his bottle he threw it down the
ill into a clump of l$ushes. They were
ood, sound., patent-stopper bottles
bat it costs fiv'e cents' each to manu
"'Don't you take the bottles home
ith you?' I inquired.
"My host looked at me in amazemenat.
[should say not,' he said; 'it is hard
nough to carry three dozen out here,
ithout lugging the bottles all the wiay
ack. I never knew anybody to do
"I lose on an averad a gaoss of,
ottles each week during the summ'r
rom my two stores. for which I have
o make good to the wholesaler. We
make a pretense of asking for a de
osit on the bottles when we deliver
case. But wh'len a w'.oman miakcs
fuss abiout it the boy on the wagon
vaives the deposit rather than bring
he hottles back to the store and risk
osing a ('ustomuer. Verily, if a i mn
vants to find out the inside workings
if his own business hie must wvai der
'ar a-field from it."-New York Press.
The Russian Admiral's Name.
A correspondent writes: "As there
mas been a controversy in the Times
hout the pronunciation of Admiral
.ozhdestvensky's name, which is said
o present such insuperable dithicultiet
o Englishmen, perhaps I may mention
hat the difficulty is not so very gr'eat,
ifter all. The accenft lies on the( see
md syllable. The namie is pronloinneed
lush-lestvensky. Theicknme shor't
nin lg it inito 'lioj.'I abbreviations like
Pam.' for Palimrstoii. -Dizzy' for Dis
aei. etc.. being so dear to Eniglish
inen is certainly wrong. It could at
ost be '1toschi.' "-London Pall Mall
;a zet te
A More Frequent Occurrence.
"I've been reading of a man who
eached the age of fifty without being
tbe to read. Ile met a woman, arni
[or her sake madg a scholar of himself
"And I know a -man who at middle
life was a profound scholar. At the
]ge of fifty lhe met a woman, and for
her sake made a fool of himself in
ahree .avs"-Cleveiaand Leader.
Drag In M1aking Dirt Roads.
I o the word "drag' we do
not mean a harrow, but an
implement such is tiat
used by Mr. King in i
'trating his lectures, in
connection with the Nort1
western good roads train, on the sub
ject of how to maIle good roads out
of just dirt, or any other kind )f
dirt except sand. Those drags are
sometimes made after the arrival of
the car with the split log, sometimes
from plank of either hard or soft
wood. Anybody can make the drag.
and the boy is likely to make a better
drag than his father.
The question we discuss now is def
initely and specifically how to use it.
Make your drag at once so it will be
ready. After the first rain hitch on to
your drag so as to give it an angle
of about forty-five- degrees and go
down one wheel track. The best way
is to go from your own front gate to
the next neighbor's front gate on the
way to town, then turn around and
come back on the other track. smooth
ing down the rough places. filling up
the ruts, and throwing a little dirt to
the centre of the road. It is betteL
to have the ground quite muddy and
slushy the first time. (Two horses
may not be able to pull the drag if it
is a heavy one, so if necessary. put on
the four-horse evener and hitch up
four.) Then stop. You will have made
a srmooth passageway some twelve or
fourteen feet wide. a little higher in
the middle than at the sides. whici
will shed water fairly well. Then when
it dries off partially. put on your itwo
horses and go over it again- perhaps
that afternoon or the next day-tien
wait until after the next rain, and
when it is drying off (a little experi
ence will show you just when ii is
right) do it again. Passinz tenams
in the meantime will have puddled the
earth and made it so that it is par
tially impervious to water. Teams
will not be obliged for comfort to fol
Ilow one track. There will be no ruts
for them to follow and you will ind
that they will beat down and compact
I the whole of this twelve or four; een
feet. Then wait until after the next
I rain, and do it again, always throw
ing a little dirt to the middle of the
road and gradually grading it up and
filling up any holes or other unencn
This is a very simple method-so
iimple that you will not believe in it
iuntil you try it. You will wonder that
you did not think of this long ago; that
it never occurred to you that the
tougher the mud the better the :'oad
it will make. If you want to get your
roatl a little wider, wait until the 3ext
rain and plow a very shallow fu row
down one side and up the other, 'hen
take your drag and move this intc the
middle of the road and still further
buiild it up.
Now, if every reader of Wallace's
Farmer will make the drag and go at
it as above stated. he will do more
toward making good roads in the
neighborhood than has been done by
the road supervisors in the last ten
years. and do it with very little ex
pense. Is it not worth while ta king
all this atrouble to have a piece of
good road in front of your farm? Is
it not worth while to set an examnle
to your neighbors between- you and
town so that they will be aslaamed of
themselves if they do not followr it,
and thus have good reads to town
during the greater portion of the year?
A -road treated in this way will shed
water off into the ditch. Watcr al
ways seeks the easiest way towar:l the
centre of the earth, and finds it is a1
good deal easier to slide off int' the
ditch than it is to get dlown through,
espec~ially through puddled and almost
IIt. is then up to you to get it c ut of
the ditch. This can be done only hy
drainage, either natural or artificial.
:Bear in mind that the drag wi 'I not
take water out of the ditch. -Bear in
mind that it will not work on a road
bed of pure sand because sand w 11 not
stick together. If, however, yo t1 can
drag a good soil out of the dite3 and
mix it with the sand, it will make a
very- decent road. Neither will the
drag work in a mire hole where water
stands during the summer season.
You will have a culvert for that, or
otherwise drain it out. ,
Do not understand us to say' that
this drag is a paneaca for all tie ills
of bad roads. It will simply make.
if properly used, a good road o1 t of a
very bad earth road. A good road
Imust be hard and smooth and oval
all three at the same time. Tk: drag
will make it smooth and in timr make
it oval. The tramping of the horses
on earth which has any consicerale
percentage of clay in it will ii time
make it hard.
Bear in mind further that yu can
not make a first clas-s road by (rag
ging the first time, the secom. time,
nor the third. It will, however, make
it a little better every time. It will
be better the second time th in tihe
first. the fifth than the second, and
the tenth than the fifth.-Walilace's
Embalmning Perfector Dead.
D. Gannal, an embalming expert.
died in Paris in his seventy-eighth
year. His father was the chemist who
invented the modern method of em
bahlmment, and who died in 18:.. Dr.
Gannal improved upon his :.ather's
process of injiection to a remairkable
extent. He was the author of a nota
ble volume on real and apparen: death.
IThe deceased also wrote a treatise on
burial and cremation, and con-ributed
numerous papers to scientific periodi
cals on embalmments as pracliced by
the Egyptians and other pec(pie, on
premature burials and kindr d sub
Gray squirrels, generally four in a
nest, are born in Marchi or ear y April.
They never venture forth fronm the
nest during the first month. and1 are at
tended alone by the mother. Site takes
this task upon herself from cho'ice. and
does not allow another squirrel, even
her own mnte to apnroach the nest.
NOT FOR SALE.
&n Old Man's Wealth of AffectlOn Fps
Th ; man wlo had takenii a fancy to
thld liMaine farmouselt. stirro:unded
bv its acre-s of rolling giree:. sat on the
ack porch with tihe xge w and
his iousekecper. As delicately aS pOS
sil li broached the subioet of sale.
He knew thai.'t the farmeiir had a soin in
New York who was prosperinga. and he
imentionil this. thme New Yorit Sun
Says, as an induceniiit for the old gen
tleman to make the trade.
The old farmer shook his head. deter
"That's the very reason." h' said,
"that I don't want to sell. If it wasn't
for that boy I might be tempted to let
the old place go.
"It's this way." he continnedl. in a
subdued tone. *He was born here. He
went to school not more than three
miles from here. He knows every path
in the woods. He has playel all over
this ground as far as your eyes van see.
"Tust across the field over there is
the family burying ground. His mother
and brother and sister are ali there,
side by side.
"I guess you're right when you say
lie won't want to come back. 1I's got
to b)ne quite a city man. and I never
expect to see him come back here to
live. Perhaps 'tisn't natural that he
"I haven't never asked him to come
back, and I don't think I evei shall."
The old voice shook a little. tlhen went
steadily oii: "But soni of these days.,
when he gets along where I am now,
maybe he'll get tired.
"Of course he'll have his own home in
the city by that time. where he can sit
down and take it easy. I hope so.
But after that it may be some consola
tion to him to know that he'll be sent
back here-to lie bcside mother and me
and the others. That's why the farm
isn't for- sale."
WORDS OF WISDOM.
They that stand high have many
blasts to shake them.-Sia ke pere.
Woll-gathering wits never get to
gether enough to make their any
A man can trust God with his affairs
When he remembers that lie is God's
The will of God is soon 'orgotten
when you get anxious about keeping
the good will of men.
Some men are willing to pass the
bag on Sunday so as to keep their
bands in for the week.
Every man may be born with his
feet in the (Just. but lie is born with a
heart that longs for the Divine.
If you would be happy with your
work you must make it a comrade
and not a taskmaster.-Nopareil.
Faith is a noble thing: it scars high;
It can read love in God's heart when
His face frowns.-James Reawick.
Cultivating the fruits of the spirit
love. joy. peace, temperance-which
are the different departmen-:s of the
kingdom. is the most needed work in
the world.-MIary 3cA. Tuttle.
The face is made every d xy by its
morning prayer and "by its morning
look out of the windows which open
upon heaven. All grace and noble
ness grow as they are used for God.
in heaven and truth on earthi.-Joseph
A Book's Xnportance in Rirasia,
People here are so accus.tomned to
regarC Russia as an illiternite land that
thy will probably be surprised to learn
that a popular boo0k at a low price has
beeni knowmi to reach a sale of 2.000.000
copies within a few months e-f its ap
paranice.. Such is the avidity with
which the Slav reader seizes upon
whlat appeals to him.
In no- other couiitry, moreover, have
writer's been called upon to suffer for
their literamry opiions as i~n Russia.
The story of many of them is a veri
table maE'tyrdom. Novikoff. the first
modern writer. whlomi the M etropoli tan
of MIoscow termed "the best Christian
he ever knew." was immured for fif
leen years ini the Sc'hlusselberg. and
came out a brioken man. L.abzin was
imprisoned and exiled. Radischmeff in
exile ended his own life by suicide.
Ryecf was hanged. with five other
lesser' writers, by Nicholas I. Push
kin would have died in exile but for
being killed in a duel. and Lermontoff
was also killed when ini e::ile, at the
age of seven-anmd-twenty. Odoevskly
was condemned to 1000 strokes with
the bastinado and tweiity-five years'
service in a penial regiment. and a simni
lar fate was reserved for Shevchenko.
he list could be extended to cover a
page or two.-London Teleg-a ph.
A .Plague of Allen Flies.
During the last few days millions of
fies htave made their appearance
around Cardiff docks. James street, an
important thorough fare, is so beset that
eestrian traflic has been diverted to
other streets. Policemen and dock emi
~loyes were attacked so vigorously hy
Ithe lies that they were forced to take
shel:r in the watch-houses. anid shop
keeers are complaining bitterly of the
hariti done to thei' stock~ atnd tradle.
The autherities state that the tlies,
whih are of a ror'eigin spec(ies, with
long bodies. crawling slowvly and biting
adly. first made their appeatranice
dur'in.. a southerly wind on Sunday.
Where Living Comecs High.
Tie Builfrog Miner giv'es its readers
the followin.g list of' pric's preva1iig
in that Nevada camp: Lumber. $130)
per 10010: wood. $39 per cord: coal. $S8)
per ton; hay. $90 per ton: fiour. $7.50
per cwt.: eggs. 630e. per dozen; bacon,
25: ham. 25c.; good steak. 30c. per
pound: potatoes. Sc. per pound; b)utter,
40. per pound: sugar. S poun~ds for $1;
tea per pounid. h0c.: (coffee, per pounad,
40e.: meals. 75c.: heds. $1 per niaht;
saddle horse, per day. $4: shave, '25'.;
haircut, 50c.: freight from railroad, Jc.
to 4c. per pound.
Most a a like women in quite plain
siiple < . es. I suppose, on the
whole, a writer in the London
WXorld, m . conquests have been made
by girls i:m simple white frocks than
hae even been made by those in
elaborate confections; and a garden
hat well managed, however old it may
be or, better still, the sunbonnet,
whih is said to be "omoing back to
favor. can be guade a most dangerous
"POOR" SOIL FRUITFUL.
Do not be deterred from having a
small fruit garden because your soil is
not just what the books recommended.
A lot of nonsense has been written
and passed along concerning the criti
cal tastes, about the soil they grow in,
of different fruits and vegetables.
Fruits do have preferences, but they
are not nearly so particular inl this re
Spect as many persons would try to
make us believe. They have a com
fortable way of adapting themselves
to almost any kind of soil. provided it
is not very rocky. nor very shallow,
nor very wet. If you do not have sat
isfactory results with small fruits, it
Is much more likel:- to be yotir fault
thani the fault of the soil.
Everybody knows that a "hardy per
ennial" is a plant that dies down to
the -round every winter like a peony
and conies up again in the spring for
an indefinite number of, years. and
most people know that there is a be
wildering assortnent of them, ranging
in height from two inches to three or
four feet. It is a surprising fact that
there are barely a dozen first-class per
ennials that normally grow as high as
a man :nd are suitable for the back of
a border of hardy shrubs. The best of
these are single hollyhocks. They
have by far the greatest range of color
of any tall, hardy herbs and are hard
ier and more permanent than double
hollyhocks. They are biennial and
loom the second year, and sow them
selves year after year all over the gar
BOX OR BARREL PACKAGE.
The question whether the box or the
barrel makes the best package for ap
ples and pears came again to a free
discussion at the meeting of the West
ern New York Horticultural Society
ind the New York State Fruit Grow
ers' Association. It was generally
coneeded that for ordinary fruit the
barrel is as yet the almost indispensa
ble and only package. while for choice i
or fancy apples or pears the box is of
ten found -very profitable. Mr. Wil
lard stated that even so inconspicuous
a fruit as the Winter Nelis pear. con
sisting of course of well grown speci
iens, all carefully wrapped in paper,
has netted him, in boxes, at the rate
of $11.5 pec bushel in the English
mnrket. He also shipped Wealthy ap
pies to England in boxes and got good
returns. The Winter Nelis was
praised both by Mr. Willard and Mr.
William C. ~3arry, as a fine winter
pear, especially for family use. It is
easily grown. Nobody would be lia
ble to steal it from the tree, but it de
velops fine qualities when it matures
after being shipped. It is then of fine
texture. melting and delicious.-Okla
BARRELS 0OR BOXES FOR APPLES
Would not consumption be doubled
if apples were put up in. small pack
ages like other fruits so the consumn
er could get them in the original pack
age? If the advance in the price of
barrels is due, as many think it is, to
a pool1 or trust, "-and I will say there
are reasons for this belief," and there
is plenty of timber, the remedy lies in
the ap~ple growers of the country
throug.h the National Apple Grow-ers'
Congn-'ss or some organization to put
machinery in operation cutting it into
cooerage. We are not assuming that
there is any trust, but we notice each
recurring year that barr-els can be had
if we pay the advance in price. It is
a qi'ostion. however, it we could se
cure barrels at tw-enty-five cents each
again. w-hether it is the package we
should use. We are of the opinion that
the extended distribution in at retail
way necessary for the consumption of
our large apple crops cannot be
reached by the use of the barrel. It
may be said that for storage and ex
port trade we will have to use barrels.
If only barrels are used for this it
would relieve the barrel situation that
much. Still would not a case holding
half a barrel in use be more satisfac
tory for storage and export?-G. T.
Tippin, in National Fruit Grow-er.
REAL MIAPLE SU'GAR.
The Departmnen' of Agriculture's
Bureau of Forestry is trying to revive
and extend the production of maple
sugar. As persons of middle age can
remember, maple sugar was formerly
obtained from the sap of maple trees.
Now it is usually compounded of glu
cose, brow-n cane sugar. extract of
hickory bark and other substances .ca
pable of more or less plausible disguise.
The Bureau of Forestry considers it a
moderate statement to say that seven
eights of all the map~le sugar amnd syrup
on the market are counterfeit. It
thinks that the production of the genu
ine article ennm be made profitable
t hr:oughou t the Northern States and
down als far as the mountains of East
ernm Tennessee and Western North Car
olina. Its investigations show that a
far-mer can easily clear $3 per acre,
and usually more, from a sugar grove
on land that w-ould be useless for any
other purpose. At the same time this
industry would help to preserve forest
conditions. Tihe bureau believes that
the prodmucers can push pure goods in
to the market at a little higher price
than is now paid for adulterated arti
les by forming associations, adopting
rgistered trade-marks carrying abso
lte guarantees of quality and. if nec
essary. selling direct to the consum
ers instead of to the middlemn whio
are responsible for the pr'esenit condi
tios.-Collier's Wekly. -
Why Washinitton Was First.
The class in history was discussing;
the cruel conduct of King George and
the consequent revolution among the
enonlists inI America. T'.i teacher had
just end'd a v-ery interesting discour:s5
an hnasked who was the first Pres
-Georg Washingtol:." said the w-holf
claM. :d alleC.
''Why was he ch~osenl"
'-Becau-e Roosevelt wasn't borr
then." said am little five-yealr-ol---Al'
j bne Journal.
POSITION FOR A BED.
There are two good rules on th1e
proper position of a bed. It should
never be placed against the wall.
where there is often an imperceptible
dampness. It should never stand in a
recess or corner where there is not a
constant circulation of fresh air. Dull
headaches in the morning can nearly
always be traced to sleeping in a bed
far from a window.
TO REMOVE COAL OIL SPOTs.
Accident.; will happen but they often
lead to valuable experience. Not long
ago I dropped a kerosene lamp con
taining a pint of ill and the entire
contents were spilled on the carpet. I
immediately covered the spot made by
the oil with buckwheat flour and
scrubbed it into the carpet with a
coarse brusb. I then swept it up and
put on.a fresh supply, which I rubbed
in as before. The third time I left
the flour on over night and in the morn
ing. when after another scrubbing
with a clean, dry orush I swept it up,
not even a trace of the kerosene re
mained and my carpet is as good as it
was before the accident.-Mrs. D. D
Williams, in The Epitomist.
The flatirons must always be per
fectly clean. and it is best to scour them
each time they are used; by doing it
thus frequently they are kept clean
with very little work, while if neglect
ed they are constantly doing poor work
soiling the clean clothes. and a long
scouring when they are cleaned. After
they are washed and scoured each
week. place on the stove tc dry thor
oughly and then slip each one into a
little bag made with drawstrings for
the purpose, or, at least, slip each one
into an empty paper bag to keep clean
from dust till they are used again. A
rag dipped in kerosene and salt is ex
cellent for smoothing the bottom of
an iron; or sprinkle some salt between
layers of waxed paper like that used
for lining cracker boxes, which should
be saved for the purpose.
FLOWERS FOR THE HOUSE.
Flowers may be moved in full bloom
from the garden to the yard or house.
For instance, take an ordinary pine
box, say two feet by three, six or
eight inches deep. Fill with nice, rich
soil, thoroughly dampened. Take up
the plants with as much dirt adher
ing as possible, and set in the box,
firming the dirt around the- roots. Fill
the box full of plants in full flower,
and of different kinds. When done,
sprinkle thoroughly, just like they
had been in a hard rain. Let drain,
clean off. and move into the house,
or wherever you may wish them, and
they will not wilt, but will keep on
blooming-a veritable portable flower
bed. Keep well watered. Be sure that
the soil is well packed in the box. If
mulched with exceisior or clean chaff,
all the better.
Banana Salad-Make a strong lemon
jelly, omitting sugar. Mould this in a
ring mould, and "en quite firm fill
the hollow with su1ced bananas mixe51
with a cream mayonnaise. If the jelly
is colored with spinach green the salad
will be the more attractive.
Baked Halibut - Purchase three
pounds of fish and see that it is cut
in two inch strips. Remove the skint
and squeeze the juice of two lemons
over the fish and add a good sprink
ling of pepper and salt. Allow it to
stand thus for an hour. after which
dip in melted butter, dredge with flour
and h ke thirty minutes. When done.
dust the top with grated hard boiled
eggs and garnish with parsley. Serve
with white sauce.
Old-Time Buns-Mix to a stiff batter
three cups of milk, one of sugar, a
yeast cake (or cup of yeast', as it used
to be), and the necessary quantity of
flour. Mix at noon and allow the bat
ter to rise until night, then add a cup
ful of sugar, one of currants, one of
molasses a teaspoonful of soda. one of
nutmeg. one-half teaspoonful of cinna
mon, the same of ground cloves. Mix
again to a stiff batter, set to rise over
night. make into shapes and when
baked wash the tops with raw egg.
Stuffed Green peppers-Cut a sraall
piece off the stem end of the peppers,
or cut them in tm' lengthwise, re
moving the seeds and partitions. Boil
them for five minutes, drain, and fill
with three Bermuda onions cooked ten
der. chopped and mixed with a table
spoonful of minced parsley, a scant
cupful of breadcrumbs, a few drops
of lemon juice, salt, cayenne, a little
celery salt and two tablespoonfuls of
mushroom catsup. Bake the stuffed
peppers in a shallow pan in a hot oven,
basting frequently wvith melted butter.
JTellied Cutlets-Put the best end of a
neck of lamb in a saucepan with an
onion, some bay leaves, pepper and
salt. see the ild is fixed-fn tightly, and
set over the fire to braise until quite
tender. Take out and when quite cold
cut into meat cutlets. Put some gela
tine or some isinglass in some stock,
and color a nice dark brown, dip the
cutlet in this rand put on one side until
cold. Arrange them in t'e mriddle of a
dish and pnt round some~ chopped let
tuce and 'tomatoes cut in slices on the
Colors Birds Don't Like.
Red will annoy a ,turkey-cock as
much as a bull, but a sparrow will not
let it disturb its niind. Bud if one
shakes a blue rag in front of a caged
sparrow's eyes he will go frantic with
disgust. Sparrows and linnets, too,
will refuse food offered them on a
piece of blue paper, and dislike the ap
pearance of any one wearing a blue
dress. Medium light blue affects them
mnos, but blue serge they scarcely mind
at all. Thrushes and blackbirds object
to yellow, but will use red or blue dried
grass left about their haunts to build
the outer layers of their nests. Yellow
grasses they will not use. - Chicago
~I~JI FDAYOR NOTES
SUNDAY, JULY 30.
Missions in Japan. Micah 5: 2, 4;
Christ has always been: Ruler
Christianity is wonderfully influenf
tial in the parliament of Japan.
Christianity, becoming great "to
the ends of the earth"-the antipodes
of the place where it started-has
come back around the world again to
make the great Asiatic nations among
which it started.
Much of pagan religion is mere
witchcraft, andl all w'itchcmft isq
based upon fear, and Is thereforeO
conquered by the gospel of love and
That men will worship even the
work of their own hands is proof
that the religious instinct is innate
In the human heart, it is God-given.
Mission Notes from Japan.
There are in, Japan over 50,000
Twenty-five Protesta--t bodies have
missions in Japan, and of these the
Presbyterians and Congregationalists
have the largest nuinber of converts
11,500 each, and also the largest num
ber of self-supporting churches, 34
and 23 respectively
Baron Maej!ma, an ex-cabinet offi
cer, recently declared, "I am con
vinced that the religion of Christ is
the one most full of strength and
promise for the nation."
An admiral and chief justice' have
been vice-presIdents of the Y. M. C.
A. of Japan, and its president the
president of the lower house of the
Jplenn.c--n arliip-nt-q l Chrtgttans.
Tne seven Presoy aria aenomina
tions at work in Japan are all united;
so are the four Episcopal bodies, and
the Lutherans and the six Methodist
denominations have also agreed upon
a plan.for union.
A Japanese wife refused to perform
some disagreeable manual labor fdr
her husband, and he at once di
vorced her; but the courts upheld her
rigl'.-a great evidence of progress
One of the most beautiful of recent
converts in Japan is a woman who
from birth has been able to move
no part of her body but her hea4;
but she uses her mouth for Christ,
and conducts prayers in her ward of
The Protestants of Janan are about
one in a thousand of the population,
but the Protestant members of the
National House. of Representatives
are more than one in a hundred.
In Japan "public schools of the
higher institutions of learning now
close on Sunday, as do also the of
fices for regular government busi
PORTIH LEAGOE LESSO
SUNDAY, JULY THIRTIETH.
Missions in Eastern Asia.-Psa. 22.
27, 28; Jer. 16. 19
Our Scripture selections are pro
phecies concerning the conversion of
the Gentiles to Christ and have spec
ial reference to modern missionary
operations. Our selection fromn
psalms is one 3f the Old Testament
expressions foretelling Messiah's uni
versal reign. This is being speedily
fulfilled as the great nations of
heathe'ism are being permeated -with
gospel influence. Jeremiah's prop
hetical prayer for the heathen has the
same interpretation. The nations will
repudiate the supersititions of heath
enism and accept the gospel 'of
Eastern Asia is a term which is
used to designate our Missions i
China, Korea, and Japan. It should
possibly take in our work in the
Philippine Islands, but they are em
braced In our Malaysian work, which
Is under the Southern Asia work.
The field embraces the five great
Conferences in China with her four
hundred millions-the Foochow, the
Hinghua, the Central China, the North
China, and the West China Mission.
It takes in also the two Conferences
In Japan-the Japan and the South
Japan. It also embraces' the Korean
The China Mission was begun in
1847 by Revs. Judson D. Collins and
Moses C. White. They began at
Foochow, and from their work It has
spread to nearly every part of the
empire. The Foochow Conference em
braces the Fukien~ Province, and was
organized into a Conference in 1877.
The Hlnghua Mission Conference in
cuies two perfectures of the Fukien
Province, and was opened in 1864 and
organized as a Conference in 1896.
The Central China Mission was be
gun in 1867 by workers from the
Foochow, and set apart as a Mission
in 1869. It includes Centrai China
with headquarters at Nanking. North
China Conference includes the north
ern provinccs of Shantung and Hohan.
Work was begun in 1869, and the Con
ference was organized in 1893. The
West China Mission is in the western
part of the empire, the farthest re
moved to all Missions from the United
States. It was opened in 1881.
Work was begun in Japan by our
church in 1S73. Dr. Maclay founded
the Mission. The work in the north
ern part was organized into a C on
ference in 1884. Work was begun in
Nagasaki In 1873 by Dr. Davidson,a
which was organized into a Mission
Conference in 1898. This South Ja
pn Conference embraces the southern4
one of the four large islands of the
empire and Formosa.
Remedy for Heart Trouble.
The Optimist, organ of the "Nolens
Volens" colony at Jackson, prints a 4
cut of the prison. 'In the dome of
the main building is shown open win
dows in the highest portion. The oc
companying comment narrates that I
many years ago a prisoner attempted
his liberty by means of a rope down
Iwhich he was sliding when the cord
parted and he fell, first to the roof of
the central building, then, bounding
from thence, hit the top of the cell
block, where he acquired sufficient
elasticity to land him on the ground.
These unexpected incidents confused
him and he was captured. Singularly
the misfortune of his failure was not
unmitigated. Hie had been so af
flicted with heart disease as to be un
able to lie down for months. The fall
knocked it completely out of him and
he was enabled thei'eafter to "sleep
like a top." The Optimist cheerfully
invites the palpitating public to come
and try the remedy.--Detroit Tribune.