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Fellow Work orse
Laborers Is Much Like
LabrerS Office Girl
By MAUD HEALY
UT THERE in the street is a'horse that looks just like I feel.
Q Do not imagine that he is a carriage horse, champing the bit
and pawing the ground, or a saddle horse ready for a trot, for
he is neither. le is a meek, subdued beast of burden, attached
to a wagon filled with broken limestone. A laborer is stand
ing thereon hurling the rocks to the street. The horse mean
while waits, unmoved, unmovable.
When the wagon is unloaded the laborer will gather up
the loose reins and drive slowly to the barns. A bag of oats.
a manger full of hay, and a bed of straw in a narrow stall i
the reward of the dray horse's labor. The morrow will be like today. He
will haul the stones, and wait to be driven home and rest. le is part of a
system like myself. Ile dares not have an individuality or a personal por.
pose. Of what use for him to shake the heavy yoke from his neck and
gallop down the street.
Even were it l)ossible to gallop hitched to a heavy stone wagon, the
feat were useless. le vould be whipped for a runaway brute. Was there
ever a time when green fields were the pasture lands of this dray horse,
andl a hillside meadow his bed ? Was there ever a brook for hiim to wade
inl, or a beech tree to shelter hiini? Was there ever a wide prairie to canter
across? IDid lie ever look up to the sky or shake his mane or whinny ?
low subdued he has become! ]'oor dray horse, lost in the progress of
civil ization! Poor laborer, driving the dray horse--beast driving beast,
blindled leading tle blinled!
If the laborer were to look up to my window he would envy me. lie
does not know tha1 I 1, too, have been d riven all day, that ily bra in whirls,
that 1 amin1 breathlessly fired, that I am a link in the endless chain. I have
watched the laborer for many days and I think he has
watched me as I hmve passedi out of my house. I have
fancied that he Ims resented iny little hefter dress and
seemingly easier (asiks. And na ight I have dragged
Imy.self to this wirolow to watchl my fellow dray1 horse
Woubl it be any comfort, Mr. Laborer and Mr.
-Dray Ilorse, to know that tlie prison who looks dowiln
fron the respectably curtined windows is as tired and
subided as you are; that tlis person wears a yoke
ad is hiteh:d 6o responsibilities sheavy as the stone
There is a rumble of wheels in the Street. rlie
dray horse is dragging himself Ione. We
(I110 Well-, at least
there is tle bag of oats, and a stall full of straw, and
the laborer and I have a dinner and a bed coming to us,
Those5 who p~urite pleasuire seldomn over.
66 Soinetinies, Opportunity knocks at thle
Under the The political woods are full of presi.
ignorance is att a prominmm in heathen
Bylands aA.( jury boxes.
"Shortcut Philosophy" teudr(o ~ ikn h lliFoe
T'o be a broker you first, pclt nsok n hno htbcm
* i'01 wll ot ai toseeThe etwhat iusinu plesure meldom over
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\Ve ive ur ad hbitsa he poliackad woodearig fl of btprsi
eIgneptnce is attadiremnemtiparents.
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skiries; the rel bgttlesin ouain
cii. Itpecuat tle in re tosi a rhe ol(1on will sooam
Peope wil no waito evahe ibesit th os i befoe caiy, tha
theiri mindsme f te shooutae tughut
Coug en1it n b a iei ay now be spertacularin bu th tr
We gie our ad~ hb t cer ftain, adit ohe ritsofhiryenut plr.
vide non owturdminthe bildiglstiles.
Ndo i and the a nd sneees in (life whjo hat aothicgto strt with
excepi poo bu siedonst iarnts.~ liri l~ lX 01 oi i o f(i
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revieralte hisedehoo be prhe ty, tht
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By E J. OSDIK ntry ontai, alseo itso thairtlenth longr.
emnetin the pubtyli wlbrary tht youne nl
noutaine reowtsd ino this biiig tile ha
fAlend o itfi t guardible foro tho eomeor angr wihico.sn
sitgs thba hisce d is be ading te woious coitioofthe
conunon,~.. nup with a ininat "N suc hn.Teecusaecen
LOCUST IS A QUEER 'BIRD
6fabits of This'7 r Pestiferoua in.
sect Form an interesting Sub.
ject for Study.
Lafayette, Ind.--Unquestionably the
L7-year locusts form a most interest
ng subject for careful study. They
tre the longest lived of all insects
md in many ways are quite remark
ble. They are not locusts at all,
itrictly speaking, but cicadas, mem
>ers of an ancient race in their line.
)n account of the strange contradic
ions of a cicada's habits and the
,uriosity which he has aroused in in
luiring man, probably more observa
.ions of this insect have been made
ban concerning any other of his
vorld. Traditiois of the Indians
twell upon these insects and their
ivays and centuries ago the song of
he cicada was noted in the forest
Much confusion attended the efforts
f investigators to solve the cicada's
Life of a Locust or Cicada.
ife riddle until the discovery was
nade, in 1815, that there were two
races, one which had a cycle of 13
mears and was native in the southern
p)art of the United States, and the
Aher dwelling in the north which re
luires 17 years for its development.
The cicada ilrst makes its appear
ince on tis globe as a tiny pearly
?gg that his mother forced into an
>riflee which she dug in a twig high
>n a tree one flne spring day. At
.he left in the illustration Is
;hown the insect while breaking
'rom1 its casing, showing dif
ereint stages of the interesting proc
?ss, and at the right a full-grown lo
nust after it has eierged for its brief
)xistence in the sunlight of earth.
Wfter a few weeks he is hatched out
lid in a twinkling he is running about
.his way and that on the branch of
he tree which is nearest to him. The
iewly-born cicada larvae loses no
lime in sightseeing. After rushing
)ver the bark for a few minutes he
roes to the edge of the branch and,
vithout hesitation, throws himself
nto space. It is some strange in
itinet which prompts him to take the
hange, without the slightest idea of
vhere he will fall, but he reaches
he earth in safety.
Ills only idea is to hide. Over and
wer the ground he runs, and then
Inding a little crevice he digs down
nto the loam, burrows with all his
night and soon at least 12 or 18
aches of earth, and often several
cet, are between him andi daylight.
le is not happy until ha3 geta away
rem all his relatives, for the larvae
>f the cicada are not sociable. Each
mne like some solitary gnome exists
brough 17 years of subterranean life.
How the cicada knowvs wvhen he
nust rise from his solitude and go
orth with a million of his fellows to
nake roundelays is 0on0 of the hidden
nysteries of nature. From .-arylng
lepths, seome through hard, baked
lay, others through stony soil and
nany through dark loam, they start
mn their upwardl trendi. The front
egs are fltted in this last stage of the
ubterranean life with digging tools
n the form of pondlerouls clav'-s. The
leada reaches up over his head,
ears down the soil, rolls it into pel
ets, presses them do-wn aeneath him
mdt digs for more.
When tihe right time c'omes, always
it night, the hosts which for so many
rears have kept their haunts below
he sod silently steal forth, like an
irmy with muilled feet. They swarm
ip the bark of trees, the very ones on
vhose roots they have been feeding
LII the years of their unnderworld life,
Lmd slowly, almost awkwardly, aflx
hemselv-es to twigs and branches.
rhere in a few minurtes a cicnda
trips itself of its easing, which splits
Iown the mnidc~e of the tihorax. Thren
lhe insect is a really, trumly locust,
endy to (10 as its forbears have (lone.
ndlt fated to go the same way- in tihe
amne space' of time. The average
I fe of tile ciendia on eartih is six
i-eeks, and is very small as (coimpiared
v it h his lonrg under-world cx istence.
i~ANGMAN'S TREE IS FELLED
rexas Grove of Oaks, Once Used in
stead of a Galiows, is Cut
Houston, Tex.-"llangman's Grove,"
no of the) histoeric spots of I loustonm,
as passsedl. Tile last giant of a~
r'oupi of oaks which in tire lpioneer
.ays of Houston providled a naturral
all. ws for the hanging of offenlsive
er-sons, has sucecumbed to the marcih
f pr-ogress, and "Hangman's Grove" is
a become residence property.
fly a peculiar coincidence the last
ree that recently igljunder the ax
onstituted the galleys for the last
anging on thtis spot 37 years ago.
ts broad han a~1tb 10 or 12 feet
romt the groun *d rred by the
rest gr-ooves in k into which
opes tied about I had sunk as
the limbs grew andl widlened. The
1st vestige of this hemp long ago
isaptpeared in the shaipe of souve.
irs, but the mak remain and mutely
oil of the grewsome happenings two
core years am .
REMOVING PLANT FROM POT
Method Shown in illustration Will En.
able One to Re-pot Plants With
out Injuring Roots.
A lady gardener once said to me:
"I have no trouble in taking a plant
out of a pot in which It has been
growing for some time, as I simply
take a table knife and cut around the
inside of the pot, r.nd the plant drops
out when the pot is inverted." But
That method cannot be approved, as
the knife will ruin many of the roots,
and so injure the plant that it will not
recover its hormal growth again for
several weeks after shifting, says a
writer in Park's Floral Magazine.
But it Is not only in repotting that
we wish to take a plant from the
pot. Often we wish to examine the
roots or the soil or the drainage,
and the easiest way to do it is Io
place the fingers over the soil, In
vert, and tap the edge against the
ledge of the table. The manner of
grasping the pot is shown in the 11
lustration. Before doing this it is
well to thoroughly water the plant,
as this adds to the weight and acts
Shifting a Plant.
as a lubricant in the separation of
the roots and soil from the pot.
In re-potting it Is well to observe
these suggestions, as you will thus be
enabled to remove your plants from
the pots without injury, and promote
their health, growth and bloom.
HANDY FOR SPRAY MIXTURES
Strainer Alfows Heavier and Coarser
Particles to Wash Aside, Leav
Ing Rest Free.
This strainer is excellent for the
reason that the heavier and coarser
Particles of the spray mixture which
A Brass Screen.
do not go through are washed down
to the lower edge of the sieve thus
leavinag the rest free for the strain
lng of the mixture.
MOISTURE IN ORCHARD SOIL
Water Is of Prime Importance While
Tree is Fruit MakIng--Chief Ele
ments of Success.
As water is the means of circulation
of lanlfts as well as of animals there
fore it is of prime imuportance that
water be present in the soil, in ordecr
that the plant food in the soil may be
takeni upl by the trees.
Many orchards have suffcient avail
able plant food, but lack water at that
critical period while the tree is fruit
making. If a soil lacks water some
form of fertilizers are a p)ositive (10.
trimuent if. they are present int abund
'The chief elements of success In pre
paring an orchar-d soil for the best r'e
stults may be summnedl up as:
Removing surpilus water from the
soil. TVhe conservation of plenty of
moistur'e. rThe judilcious use of manur-e
andl cover crops. The use of potash
and phosphorIc acid in available forms.
Cultivation to keel) a mulch. Reduc
ing the number of trees per acre. Bly
withholding nitrogen, antd increasIng
the amount of mineral matter. fly the
use of wind breaks. By nuiching, By
keeping the soil in the best pihysical
condition possible. It Is not wIse to
stick to the exclusive use of any one
practice, but to employ various meth
ods to maintaint thto fertility of the
The inexperienced planter thinks he
is getting a bargalit when lhe buys
trees three or four years oldi, but ex
perience will show that yearlings are
better and lie shoul never plant any
thing ever two years old.
Always buy clean, straight trees
with short stems, and even thten do
not be afraid to prune before plant
)RAINAGE FOR FLOWER POI
3o Arrarnged That Staining of Wood.
work of Porches by Dripping Wa.
ter Is Prevented.
The staining of woodwork on
porches and posts caused by the drip
ping of water from flower pots can
be prevented In the following man
Make a zinc or galvanized tray of
suitable shape in which to set the
?ots, as shown in the illustration.
Solder a tube for the overflow, or
Flower Pot Drain.
drij-ing, on one side of the tray.
Ha #- the tubo long enough to clear
the post or part of the porch where
the flower pot is set. The tube may
be placed to the rear so*lt cannot be
seen from the street, if desired. Place
some small pieces of wood beneath
the tray to allow the passage of air,
thus preventing moisture. The tray
cal be mado in any shape to conform
to the shape of the pots.
SET OUT STRAWBERRY PLANT
Several Methods in General Use, but
Matted-Row System Seems Best
-Keep Weeds Down.
There are several methods of plant
lng in general use, w hich may be tiod.
illed to suit the )lanter. The method
which seems best adapted to ordinary
conditions in the matted-row system.
In the spring, when the land Is in
good condition to work, harrow smootl
and mark out rows four feet apart antd
as long as possible. Then set the
plants at 18 or 24-inch intervals in
the rows, and cultivate often enough
to keep the weeds out and the soil
loose until September, when. if the
plants are vigorous growers, the run.
ners should be about six inches apart,
It is desirable to train the runners
the long way to the rows, cutting out
plants that crowd. In ordinary plant
Ing trowel or spade is used to set the
plants. A spade is an easy implement
to open the ground with. Strike it
into the ground and work it back and
forth, draw out the spade. spread the
roots of the plant, iad set it so the
crowvn conmes just to the surface of
the ground. Firm the sell well about
the roots of the plant. As soon as
piossible after setting the plants, cul
tivation should commence, and It
should continue at frequent intervals
till fall. Keel) the weeds down and
the top) soil loose. If the runners get
too thick, cut out part of them, leaving
about six Inches between them. Ruty
ners may be encouraged to root by
putting an inch or twvo of soil over
each one near the end.
Blue Flowered Hydrangeas.
The application to the soil, when hy
drangea hortensia is growing, of eith.
or alum, aluminum sulphate or iron
sulphate have been found to induce
the formation of blue flowers.
Practice clean cultivation in the or
A grape vine should bear only a
limited number of clusters.
No other fruit plant requires so
caroftl pruning as the grape v'ino.
Poultry manure should be freely
used for both fruits and vegetables,
Th'lere is danger of sunscald if too
many large branches are removedl in
Set the chrysanthemums where they
can he protected from cold winds andi
The apple)1 worm is the larva of the
codliing mioth, and( It gels into the ap
ple att this season of the year,
You cannot raise a young orchard
without spraylng any more than you
can raise apples without sp~rayIn~g.
San Jose scale, codling moths, cur.
cuilios andl other l)ests rob) us of 20
per~ cent, of our annual $l35i,O0000
As soon as new shoots alppear on
the youing grape vines chdose (one or
two of the strongest shoots and leave
them for growth,
Chrysanthemums, planted in good
soil and cerefully cultivated through
out the summer, will flower abundant.
ly late in the fall.
Riemomber, that good culvation
with fruit bushes or vines during the
early growing period is as essential
as with corn or vegetables,
In -transplanting plants it is much
better to fill the hole after the plant
is set, the soil added gradually, then
to water after the hole Is filled.
Young grap~es will bear 80ome frul',
the second season after planting if
they make a good growth and are
otherwise well cared for during the
first growing sasnn
Everybody likes good
Everybody likes Ubby's
because it is good and is
reedy for serving a soon
as taken out of the tin.
C Oure Dropsy
of Any Kind Curable
Address DR. JOHN T. PATTERSON
18 Waddell Street. Atlanta, Ga.
D k K U
fMto. Hfeat. clean.
- -n t conven.
tip Clef. Will nLOt $Otil
or Injure aything.
lve. Of all dealer,.,
ent prwjidl for 20c.
Iso Do Kalb Av.
'AND PATENT TIES
equIlto new g ~ols. Sat I stactlon girnntoed. Good
at tend Immnd "-ugarrCl .oth vory chtvao Write
f~or prices today .
UNION COT'T7N BA0GING CORPORATIOI4
o(ll tnnit Mati iPlant. NORVOLK. VA.
1iranch 01lieu and Plaunt. SPAvRANBUR. s. Q
Wntch the hobble girl trying to
skilp over the cobbles.
A great and valuable knowledge is
to know when not to talk. Anyone
with the power o' spetecl can talk, but
it takes a wise head to keep silent.
For COLDS and GRIP
Hiceks' CAPUluN. 1-s the bes4t rernedy-re.
lieves the achinig and feverishness--eures the
Cold aid restores ntormiL couditions. It's
liquId-eITeet'e immedately. 100o., 25c., and 500t.
At drug stores.
A Busy Place.
"Where is ttat spot you call the
'lovers' lane?' " diffdently asks the
young man while the young lady waits
on the hotel pia a.
"Right down yonder." replies the
clerk. ".Just keel) going until you see
the porter fro-m the barber shop.
Lovers' lane Is bo ro W tha
we have him stationed
the guests checks, so
have his turn."-Judge'
A DIFFERENT E
Seon Burglr-Ie got hi 4ea,
blc.I eneedaych ' we n
got Ihlo slvr- see.ta r il
To The Last
one enjoys a bowl of
with cream or stewed
Some people make
an entire breakfast out
of this combination.
"The Memory Lingers"
Sold by Grocers
Poaur Cereal Compan, Ltd.
Battle Creek, Mich., U. S.A.