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MTH THE WORLD'S
The Road to Yesterday.
Ob, the nursery Is lonely, and the gar
den's full of ruin,
And there's nobody at all who wants
But I think If I should only run with
all my might and main
I could leave this dreary country of
For It can't be far to croon It, slnco I
came myself last nlghtf
"When I went to sleep they brought me
all the way
And To-morrow'3 very near, they say It's
almost in our sight,
So I soon could come again to Yester
day. Over there my boat 19 sailing, all alono
upon the pond
I must hurry back boforo sho blows
And arbutus flowers uro trailing in the
pleasant! ileitis beyond.
With the other little, lovely flowers of
And the trees are white with blossoms,
and tho nlr is bright with song.
And the children all are happy there
Oh, I want to go to find them now, and
you may como along,
If you'll show me, please, tho road to
Caroline McCormlck, in Harper's,
A Rocking Stone.
A very wonderful thing Is the groat
Piodra Monediza, or rooking stono,
which is poised on tho top of tno
highest mountain on the eastern coast
of tho far-off Argentino Ropubllc In
South America. It hangs as though it
were as light as air, and could be
blown away by the gusts of wind
that always are playing about tho
mountain. Yet It is a huge bowlder
ol at least twenty tons' weight,
though it can bo moved about in a
small socket and rocked by pushing
it with tho hand. In very windy
weather, too, It 13 seen to move per
ceptibly. Travelers put all kinds of
articlos beneath it, in tho socket, to
test its movement; for, when tho
stono rocks, anything that is under
neath it is crushed to powder; but,
though it moves, no power can throw
tho huge stone from its place.
The peak on which tho stone rests
is one of the Tandll mountains, In tho
southern part of tho province of Bue
There is a legend telling how this
province, onco very rich, was attacked
by a much dreaded Gaucho chiof, who
tried in vain many times to conquer
it. Then, hearing of a tradition that
this provinco could not bo ovorcome
so long as tho stono romained in place
ho determined to pull tho stono from
Its seat. He caused ropes to be netted
around it, and thon harnessed to the
ropes hundreds of wild horses, newly
caught by his mon with their lassos.
. All wero strong and vigorous ani
mals, to which even tho slightest har
ness necessary to secure them to tho
ropes leading from the great bowlder
was an insult not to bo tolerated for a
moment lmagiuod how thoy must
have plunged, kicked and struggled
when thoy felt tho whip for tho first
When all was prepared, tho poor
beasts, already frantic with restraint
and terror, wero beaten nnd shouted
at, so that, to got away, they pulled
and tugged with might and main; but
for all their effort, tho Piedra did not
swerve from tho place; and tho chief,
proud and mighty as ho was, was
obliged to acknowledgo himself van
quished. Tho stono hangs there still, and as
It Is the "only, wonderful natural feat-
uro in tho whole, country the natives
;iare Very pioud'pf it, and "many curl-
o"u3 visitors go. to"' see it every year.,
'. About Indian Doll.
Whenjin Indian girl dies her moth
er ofteiVsubstitues a doll for her last
little one. She fills the empty cradle
with feathers, arranged in the form
it the child, and carries this around
with her wherever she goes, talking
to It and caressing it as she would hei
If she does not do this, she ties In
a tight bundlo tho toys, clothes and
armlets which belonged to her little
ono, nnd, fastening this to the cradle
board, carries It aa she had formerly
done her child. Tho Ojibwas call
these "unlucky dolls," because they
represent tho dead.
Tho reason tho Indian mother oar
rlos her "doll" In this pathetic way
is because sho thinks that tho little
dead child Is too small to find Us
way to paradise. By substituting the
doll, it will help along until tho dead
baby has grown large enough to mlce
Its way to the spirit land alone at
least, this is what tho sad Indian
The children of tho Passamaquod
dy tribe of Indians play with a doll
not more than a couple of inches high.
In fact, it Is smaller than the word
which means doll, for this word Is
"ampskUdahelcanek." Ono had almost
rather go without make-believe babies
than to be obliged to call thorn by
such an outlandish name, don't you
think so? Just fancy a wee papoose
crying, "I want an ampskudaheka
nek!" Tho Sioux doll Is made of chamois
and door skin. Tho curious thing
p.hsut it is that it Is perfectly fiat.
To judge from this ono might think
that tho Sioux babies were systemat
ically starved. This is not tho case,
for they aro as round and fat and
Jolly as any children you over saw.
Two Lights, One Candle.
To ptrforin this amusing Httlo trick
you need a largo pane of cloar glass,
two candlesticks and two candles. The
candlesticks must be exactly alike and
so must tho candles.
Hang up tho glass near a window
and at right angles to it Placo ono
candlo and holder about a foot in
front of tho glass, tho othor at an
equal distance behind It.
Now tho surfaco of a pane of glass
acts liko a mirror and makes a re
flected imago of any object which is
placed in front of it. So as you stand
in front of the glass and arrango the
two candles you see, apparently, three
candles. That is to say, you seo tho
two real candles and tho reflected Im
age of one of them.
Movo tho caudles until this Image
completely covers and blends with
tho other candlo which you see
through the glass.
Now you havo got tho candlo Into
tho desired position, and, no matter
from what point you look at, you will
see only two candles, ono before and
tho othor behind tho glass.
Now show your friends tho two
candles, lotting them look behind tho
glass to see that there really aro two
and not merely ono and Its roflectlon.
Thon, while everybody Is standing in
front of tho glass, strike a match and
light tho candlo In front. Your frloncs
will bo surprised to seo that both can
dles aro lighted or appear to bo.
. But what seems to be the flame of
tho candle behind the glass ic the re
flection of the flame In front.
Before any inquisitive person can
"peek" behind tho glass, blow out
both candles by blowing out the front
ono, when tho reflected flamo will, of
cmir-fe. ,dJL'nr-poar also.
It will he an improvement, perhaps,
to arrango matters so .aat tho spec
tators . cannot look behind the glass.
In this case, part of tho.socorid candle
or at least-the candlesticks' must show
under tno glass, for It wlllbo nb 'trick
at all If .you ' do not give some" evi
'dence that there are two candlei.
When the trick is done In this way
an ordinary silvered mirror may be
used instead of the pane of glass.
RISE OF CIVIC HONESTY.
For ten years public moralB have
becomo so vitiated by tho prevailing
code of party ethics that ho who ox
poses tho public officers In their semi
legalized looting has been viewed as
an enemy of his party. Only within
the last four years h3 there been
growing among tho people any con
siderable sentiment favorablo to the
public servant who exposed a follow
servant whom ho caught stealing. But
with the vlslblo growth of moral per
ception in matters polltlqal among the
people tho lever of the party system
may begin to act for tho -people.
But when civic honesty Is as forco
ful, In America nmong tho whole poo
plo as tho sentiment Is against un
chastlty, for Instance, when civic hon
esty Is backed by a sentiment for
which people arc willing to sacrillco
their rsonal comfort and pay oxtra
taxes to maintain, then, and not be
fore, will personal honesty becomo tho
best policy for government officials.
To bring about such a condition
means moro for America than tho ad
justment of tariffs or tho establish
ment of any kind of currency. Wil
liam Allen White, in McCluro's.
THE PATIENT BRAIN.
The brain Is ono of tho most pa
tient "and industrious organs of the
body. It can bo Induced, by good
treatment, to perform prodigies of la
bor. Few realize Its capabilities and
endurance. But it is sensitive. It
will not long brook abuse. It briskly
responds to tho whip at first, but If
tho lash Is laid on too hard and too
often it balks. It Insists upon having
plenty of good, rod blood when It
works hard; and good, red blood is
made from wheat and roast beef, not
from pie a la mode, lobster salad and
cocalno or whiskey Tho moBt essen
tial thing for tho man who works
with his brain is plenty of sleep.
Only In sleep does tho bran find tho
rest and refreshment that aro neces
sary to maintain Its vigor and integ
rity. Chicago Tribune.
SOUR MILK AS A LIFE SAVER.
Some actresses havo advertised
that thoy take buttermilk baths (and
It is better to tako buttermilk baths
than none nt all), but It remained for
Prof. Elie Metchnikoff of tho Pasteur
institute of London to discover tho
efficacy of sour milk as a life-preserving
potation. It is feared that many
persons will be so unappreclatlvo of
the scientific achievement of Prof.
Metchnikoff that they would rathor
tako on ago than tako in sour milk.
However, If It came to tho last pinch,
whoro a man must docldo between
tho cold grave and a glass of sour
milk, somo of tho moro timid would
doubtloss take tho milk. Washington
TREATMENT OF HABITUAL CRIM
INALS. Tho test of tho habitual criminal Is
the lack of response to roformativo
influences. Tho beginner in crime,
whatever his temperament or his ap
parent hardness of heart, Is entitled
to at least one opportunity to show
whether bo is thus amenablo to re
formatory influences' or not If not
and ho -persists in criminal action,
tho. interest of society-would Beonrto
domand tho Indeterminate sentence
and. he must bo mado to understand
that, having forfeited his chance to
shape hla own career, he belongs to
the state, and that whether his im
prisonment lasts for a shorter or
longer period depends upon himself.
New York Times.
LOST IN THE WOODS,
For n man who is lost, tho three
great dangers, In ordor of Importance,
aro fear, cold and hunger. He may
enduro extreme hunger for a week,
extreme cold for a day, but extreme
fear may undo him in an hour.
There Is no way of guarding agalnBt
this greatest danger except by assur
ing him that ho la fortified against
tho other two. In tho previous arti
clo was described tho way of making
a firo without matches, a method sim
ple and sure onco it has been
learned; and if to this wo can add
tho knowledgo of available foods that
will sustain life for a time, there is
little doubt of tho wanderor's win
ning a victory over tho relentless
forces about him.
Starvation Is rare In warm regions,
and I supposo that no ono over
starved during tho late summor and
early autumn. Tho woods then aro
full of roots, nuts and berries, that,
as a rule, aro wholesome and palat
ablo, and usually thcro is n largo
amount offc small gamo at this season.
Ernest Thompson-Scton In Country
Llfo in America.
VAST EXPORTS OF MANUFAC
TURES. It cannot bo said that wo aro a pas
toral people. For tho first timo In the
history of tho country tho value of
United States exports of manufactured
goods has this year exceeded that of
agricultural products. For a- long time
America has been regarded as the
granary of tho world- a vast farm
with storohouse attached upon which
tho artisans of Europo might draw
indefinitely. Europo was making things
while wo wero raising things. It is
significant that in 1904 tho United
States has excelled in manufactures
her previous efforts in food-producing.
We aro today making moro things to
sell than wo aro raising to soil. Vast
as is tho exportation of grain, cotton
and meats, manufactured goods have
mounted to tho first place. Detroit
COMPETITION IN TITLE8.
If only this discovery of a traffick
lng in foreign titles had como sooner,
perhaps wo might havo been spared
somo talk about international mar
rlagoa "for a coronet" Why should
a thrifty milllonalro pay a good slice
out of his fortuno for tho sako of get
ting a bunch of crested notcs-of-hand
into tho family, at tho further sacri
flco of his daughter's woll-bolng, pos
sibly, when ho can purchaso a German
baronetcy for $50,000, or a lesser, but
still very icspectablo, degree of no
bility for $30,000, to say nothing of
Spanish and Portuguese mark-downs?,
Certainly hero Is a laudable enter
prise being nipped In tho bud. Bos
A SUBSTITUTE FOR COTTON.
Ramie, a plant extensively grown In
India and China, is recommonded by a
writer in tho British Trade Review as
a substitute for cotton.
Those who have mado an exhaustive
study of tho plant say that it is the
textilo of the future, for it can be
moro cheaply cultivated and is not
subjoct to tho ravages which deyai
tftto cotton fields;
As yet there aro no machines for
tho proper trcatmont of tho fiber, but
such machines would be rapidly forth
coming as soon as there was a valid
demand (or them.
A cheap substitute for cotton would,
almost work an industrial revolution,