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3 most have her king. Then, perhaps, a
H ; gn Chancellor, a Great Magician, th<-
Send'ous Keeper of the Keys, Mighty Chief
.? First High Adviser, Jester. etc. The
£JL tiiil Queen then crier the course of events
.herert of the evening, and the more imagi
**_ th^ y AT .- the more fun it will be. The
5& " .Mine 2-.jy be fortune telling, which should
«•».„ fortune telL r is made as follows: Ma
J ~, needed is a ?mall dull to dress as a witch, a
finches of stiff wire; a piece of pasteboard
", t -^ig- :t ■-' '■•' s s< l u "-" e> an ' 1 a small block
*y _. 0,-jj0 ,-jj or a sixjol on which tape has been
Mfliad. C u * a c^ r '--- °f car dboard. mark it as it
*YrviLi masrzvn and in the little sections write
« m t i.e *-a~
j-1 fortones, mottoes or advice, such as:
-1.0.k before you leap.
-\ stitch in time saves nine."
S-r? always darkest before dawn."
•Tour ship w '--- soon be coming in."
' j e tter fr< en an unknown friend Is on the
n y tn you."
jj-n the wire through a small hole in the
m of the r: !;: '-e^3ard circle, and on the end
StS t jasten the doll. Put a stick in her hand
_ a war.d to ic:nt down to the circle of fort-
TOT <* "*"
f « Fasten the whole firmly to the spool, and
flier] sp' n l -* pasteboard circle with your
toset. 'fl'lK' 11 it stops the witch will be point
"Zr to one ai the mottoes, from which you may
Then on the other side of the pasteboard may
v written s< "■ c "stunt" for each one to do,
jwCT which a great leal of fun may be derived
Recite a r.- ■ ■
gicg a sons.
p^iy on th< : iano.
ißitate a fr -.
Stand en your hea 1.
Draw a Diet ire.
Make up a mi. • ni. and so on.
If it should happen to be a girl"s fate to
-nanU on her head" let her exchange with some
lay who has trim a hat. He will probably
je'vrr;.- glad • i : irt nith his task, as boys gen-
BtDy are ■• ■ ■■■"■ :: l " n::!:::.. r>.
THE I. U. C
v :;;■ ;: STOCY in TWO PARTS.
By Ev3 K. Rowland.
"Hi •>:: ' sang out a boy of twelve, as he ran ;
breathlessly up i steep hill, then sent forth a j
piercing and signifli ant whisUe— the club signaL
At ■"".:.-' three boys cf about th^ same age, ,
•err.- hundred yards aiead. stopped! turned
ar,d waited for him to join them.
"Hey. fellers." he =aid in an?^ er to their "H^Ho, !
j),;a- jijrj Darli y wants to ;• in the T. U. C.'a. i
and I say we have a special meeting to-night
and elect and initiate him. I've told him to .
C(n .. - .• |to the clubrooms at a quarter to
eighr. an : I' : .• t him know how things stood.
That:: give us a half hour if we meet a: quar- j
ter after seven, '::' car. elect him 'n' attend
to any other cus::.e.-s be'ore he gets there."
The three boys lirevr a Ion*? breath, nr.d tijeir i
"Do you thirk we ran get ready for him?" j
asked Hall- -r. tie <>Me?t of the three.
"TVe can. if you'll all pitch in," said DifT, ey- !
Ing their, in '•s.rr..
■'I •*_ an«i "I will:" answered Haller and
"I cut wher, I've chopped the wood f or to-
Borrow and gor.- to the village for my mother,"
.-...-. said L»iff ; "then it"s a go." adding .
with a loft" air. "We've only to arrange the :
order cf proceedings," an expression he had
■c . . t^ed :y an uncle who belonged to a num- j
ber of sot:-' and was also a Free Mason of |
several degrees' .ir.jcrtance.
The beys went, on railing in subdued tones lest j
their conversation be overheard by some chance !
Diff, Dock, HaHer and f!uok were four boys, j
whose ag-s ranged from thirteen down to elev
*: and a half. Their nicknames bore as much
relation to their reai narr>-s as the cry of a pea
cock does to its tail, an.] to their parents and j
teachers ti> -y were respectively Rudolph, lialph,
Harold and A:fre<i
The T. U. C.'s were a society of the most
■ecret and exclusive character. The four b< ys
«■• its only members; three of them, Diff, !
Bo<k and Bailer, had organized it, and were, :
therefore, charter members, and. as it had been ]
coisf-d abroad that the ceremony of initiation
was what they called a scorcher, boys had b---n :
clow .-. wanting to join. Buck, however, had '
recently joined, ar.d wore his honors so proudly :
&z£ displayed his club emblem with so much
«£t:.=fa<-ti. n that the curiosity of the boys was :
begz.inirg to overcome their diffidence, and r. w
Jim had ar.r. .:.••; himself as a candidate for
admission to ih<-:r ranks. The emblem referred
to a triangle of red f-it sewed to the cap. ;
ol whi.h, in black silk, one in each point, were
eabrcidered -..- apitals T. U. C.
The town dock was striking the third quarter
of the eighth hour v.hen the figure of a boy was
ft^n a: •..-•- smaller door of an old barn, which. !
iJace DIJTa grandfather had built a new on-,
had ":^-ti given ov-r to the boys. A lighted barn !
hntern hung at the left of the door and shed its ;
tckering rays en bis small person.
The sigr.u: agreed upon was three hard raps, f
JcUwed by a sort of roll made by rapping the j
tackles rapidly in turn along the door; then he i
*asto be -hklleaged from within and give the j
wmterstea. s j
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE ILLUSTRATED SUPPLEMENT.
FTVE O'CLOCK TEA.
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All this duly happened; his three loud and
solemn raps, followed by a rolrinp: knork, called
forth the challenge in stentorian tor.<»s from
"Wh roes there?"
"Advance and give the countersign!"
As Jim was already close to the door, after a
pause of two or three, seconds to give his answer
the proper effect ■ • said, with decision. "RatsT'
At the sound the door opened with a j'-rk, he
stepped in, and it was immediately closed and
bolted behind ■ m.
I n 3lHolANfb
The inr|uisitire little Chewink. who miffht go
by the name of ii J ;iul Pry. p'-.-r.^ out from the
urxl'-rbrnsh in !h',- September \vr»r,<is and
watches the intruder with curious eyes. He Is
proud of his pretty plumage, and calls atten
tion to it frequently by ;t; t monotonous little
"ch^wink," or 'townee." He searches ln I!.-
underbrush fc>r bugs, worm:--, beetles and seeds.
The nest is on the ground and made -if roots,
leav--< and grasses, and four to six white ey^«,
marked with brown, will ti*i found in it.
To color the Chewink, let us start with his
head, throat, back, wings and tail, which m*
will paint black, including the bwik. but nut the
eye. The breast b»?low the little ruff marked in
the picture la white, and the part Just under
THE PRIZE PICTURE
"Who enters h<*re leaves hope behind," said a
Jim looked around him. He found himself In
the barn proper. dimly lighted by lanterns. The
room half way back was divided by the boarded
stairr-ase which led to the floor above, where
the boys had their clubroom. Into which only the
Initiated might enter.
At the left wer>- thrr-e disused flails. In nn>>
of them stood DifTs bi^ white Roat, that in the
dim light startled the ey.- ; ;l;;,i; l;; ,i his occasional
bleating was as startling to th.' ear. Away over
in .the right corner a large sleigh and a small
: it the
book or h ■; brown paper, with
ripi p tio a.
cutter, each sheeted In white, seemed to shift
and dance and cast fantastic shadows in the
flickering light, which gave the scene a weird
and ghastly aspect. Several large pumpkin lan
terns hung around, grinning horribly, while th«
lighted candles burning in them poured out
streams of black smoke like witches' locks. xhd
flames lighted up the whitewashed wall behind
them in such a manner as to suggest to the ex
cited imagination a sheeted figure with fiery
Three of the boys, in their respective Bees d
Chief High Kicker, Lieutenant High Kicker tad
Illustrious Secretary and Treasurer stood be
fore him. The fourth right honorable member,
in his capacity of Doorkeeper Plenipotentiary.
had just closed the door behind him. Din! stood
in the centre, for was he not by right the presi
dent of a society which had its meetings in hia
The candidate in slow and solemn tone was re
quested by the chief to advance and give bjfl
"James Langworth Darley."
"What do your pals call you?"
"Chunk," demanded the chief, "what does]
your presence here to-night signify."
"Why — er," stammered Chunk.
"Does it signify," went on the Chief with dig*,
nity, "that you desire to join this august body,
the T. U. C.'s, and be one of us till death us i*>
"It does," answered Chunk, firmly.
"Are you prepared to become one of us by
being initiated and swearing: eternal obedience
to our constitution?*'
"I am," answered Chunk.
"Then prepare to meet your fate," said the
The answers having be*»n duly recorded in th*
club minute book by the Illustrious Secretary,
he closed •. and for lack of a better place put
it in one of the oat bins.
"Blindfold the candidate'" commanded the
Chunk was thereupon blindfolded by the Right
Honorable Doorkeeper, of whose duties this we 3
a part, and after he hud been put through a
rigid examination to rove that he could nut
see the least little Lit. he was led oat into the
middle of the right half of the room. Here hi 3
hands were taken by the three lesser dignitaries
In turn and he was turned round and round
till his sense of direction was entirely lost.
(.To be continued.)
FIVE DOLLAR PRIZE roB riCTIHE.
Many children have photographs of tli«"m
*«-lv«"» with their pel*, to>» or dulls which,
should b« interesting to all youoKot* 1 lit
tle nnd bis:. A weekly prise of *.'» I* hereby
offered for the bent picture of the kind.
Preference will be given to photograph*
urtiiully iiikin by i-tii lil :-•-■! and printed In
brown or red »lia<l.-*. nine (x-intt are unc
1.*... V number of the h«-*t »election» ma; bo
ii><-i|. but only one prise will be awarded. tm
all hum the uume und address of the person
on each |iliot<»un»|(h mutt be civen for job
liratlon along with the uume of the sender*
Address Little ■•■ iiud Little Women, The
HUMS It '/■/.
CROSS WORD ENIGMA.
lly Brst la In fine, but never In new.
My pectiiiU in red, tut never In blue,
My Ibird :a in rain, tut never til mow,
M> fourth Is :n run. but never in go.
M> tutti Is in ki:<\ lul n«\er in bail.
My sixth la in letter, ana iUao ta mall.
My srvrnths in thick, but nrver Ln W-l*.
My elKhta » in com. an>l als« In bran.
My »Qiie Invented itie printing mai nine.
1. In candy.
2- An enemy.
3 I 'ait t»-ns* of Bad.
«. The lain! in wtucb we live.
7. In caady.
My flnit - a maid, my iteuund la to receive, ani 8
yuu r» nut Bmart. you Will my whole my meaning.
I :im composed of thirteen Utters, and form the niaM
i f i fain u» atatftrnan who wan bora kB January.
Mv a •'. ■» *-l is without alKht.
My 7-2 10-11-S-13 la I.c »bo wastes.
My 1" ■* 12 .! to behuid.
<;t>-l- T, wary- — Thought. 1 To erect. 4. Organa
iln ! Part ut i I- i : '.-••am. 2. To assort. 3. A:, em—
p. ror of Rome. *. T^ ncrmm.
I. IT-.w can you mar no beautiful a picture?
ini-ic I'.athv.n u*es nla nuraa daily
3. Theresa, tarn my music fur me. piasose.
■ V >a ran un down like even thins.
I Can you hear th« iuuslc v,f the stars?
ANSWERS TO PUZZLES OF DECEMBER 3.
(;■•■«! re- lutli r.s.
CrtiKfl words— l. Near. Z. Ever. X Week. -4. Tarf.
."i. k.l:*. <!. Aunt. 7. Koaw. New Tear.
1. Slßh? Site, i Steel. 3teal. 3. PeeJt, Peak. 4. TV.-.ir,
Tar*, .'i. l»are, Pear. <;. i'r.iy, Pn y.
1. Ball. Z CalL 3 Fill 4. Gall. 5 IT.ill. C. Talk
7. Wall. & Pall.
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The following correct answer to the illustrated
rebus nas sent in by a little New-Haven girl:
New-Haven. Conn., December ID. 1901.
Illustrated rebus: ■-«.• tun >uu a. rts&i t;..-n ci
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