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With the Long Bow.
"Eye nature's walks, shoot tolly as It files."
KUROPATKIN is watching General Line
vitch' preparations with a sad, weeping-willow smile.
A cheap medical lack of authority somewhere has given
lfc out that marriage is a disease. A man with ideas like that
will be beating his wife in a few yeai-s.
A Carnegie hero who was about to save a train from
going thru a burning bridge in Indiana, hurried away so
quickly to put in his application for a slice of the Carnegie
fund that he neglected to stop the train, and the wreck oc
curred after all.
It is not a bad idea to edit a little garden in the back
yard, for exercise merely and not for publication.
Adam owned the earth, but was not a capitalist because
he did not have "the gang" fixed so they-were obliged to
work for him. The trouble was, that there wasn't any pub
lic then to be worked.
Dr. Elgardo Eumanius is an expert on diseases emanating
from cigaret smoking and has made a careful study of the
burners of the oiled waste cylinder from start to finish. Of
the characteristics of the cigaret smoker, Dr. Eumanius says:
"When young, he develops a tendency to offensively and
presumptuously intrude himself and his opinions where they
are not wanted, but a small show of firmness causes him to
beat a hasty retreat, feeling keenly the humiliation attend
ant upon his discomfiture. He lacks will power, is sluggish
in body imaginative, but lacking in executive action, and
thus unable to bring to legitimate and fruitful conclusion
any of his mental conceptions."
It is clear that the doctor has been riding in the back
vestibules of the street cars.
"Mother's Face Against the Tank, or the Dangers of
Drink," is the latest story from Long Prairie. The city
reservoir of Long Prairie, according to the report, is located
on a hill near town. It is of wood, and for years has been
sufficient for the duties imposed upon it. The other day a
woodpecker touched up the tank for a few pecks of trouble,
and whether it sounded hollow, and she decided to locate a
nest therein, or whether she detected a germ in the water
supply and was boring for it, nobody knows. At any rate
by Monday night she had drilled a hole thru the outside layer
of planking and Avas ready for the home stretch.
The honorable superintendent of the water department
heard that a woodpecker was working for her board on the
north side of the tank and sent a boy and an airgun. The
bird, however, was resting her head in a near-by oak tree and
escaped the annoyance of the water department's sharp
Tuesday morning she started in again and finally tapped
the artesian basin. The puncture was low down on the
tank, and until the two damaged planks were replaced, the
toT\n went dry, showing that it was a very large hole or a
very sm-aii water supply. The bird was much astonished at
tapping a good fiW of water at so high an altitude and quit
work at once until her prospective nest was dewatered. Then
the Long Prairie waterworks force came out, cussed all birds,
and mended the tank.
Hugo Suderman in an article in the Chicago Tribune
states that in some cases plants have finer sensibilities than
mortals, and that praise and love are real factors in plant
growth. Colonel Andraede, in arr account of his life in Mex
ico, tells au extraordinary story of the power exercised over
two plants and the results. He chose two flowering plants of
the hame~kind, both in equally good health and just bursting
into generous bloom. Standing near one, he put forth all his
will power, bidding it obey him. He commanded it to develop
courage and sturdiness, to rejoice in its health and strength,
and to develop in sweetness and beauty to the utmost of its
Every clay he lingered near the plant, for a considerable
time, giving it all the moral encouragement possible, praising
it, flattering it. coaxing it, and, in fact, making absolute love
to it. The plant responded in the most remarkable manner
to this stimulating treatment, producing finer blossoms than
had ever before been seen of the sort, and sending forth, as
tho in gratitude, a richer, rarer perfume.
On the other plant the colonel tried a variety of malicious
mental malpractice. He disparaged it, scolded it, sneered at
its flowers, and was altogether so cruel and unkind that in
three days the barely opened blossoms began to wither, and
within a month the plant actually withered away and died.
The colonel thinks that he has the key to the fact why
plants grow better for some people than for others. The
lucky ones love their plants and unconsciously stimulate
them to greater endeavor. One farmer will look over his
cabbages and remark:
"Them's the finest cabbages in this township."
And the cabbages stimulated by his praise, just lift
themselves out of the ground. On the other hand a pessi
mistic farmer looking at his cabbage field, remarks
"Dum them weeds, it's pretty hard to tell whether they
are cabbages or burdocks."
And the cabbages, discouraged and disheartened, do not
try to do much and become the prey of the first cabbage
worms that come along. Let us be careful and treat our
vegetables with kindness if we are to get results.
-A. J. R*
What the Market Affords.
OMEGROWN asparagus, 9 and 10 cents..
Peas, 12 cents a quart.
Beans, 20 cents a pound.
Carrots and beets, 10 cents a bunch.
Turnips, 5 cents a bunch.
Cucumbers, 10 to 15 cents apiece.
Spinach, 8 to 10 cents a peck.
Celery, 15 cents a bunch.
Strawberries, 10 to 12 cents.
Pineapples, large, 15 to 20 cents.
Limes, 25 cents a do?en.
Wintergreen berries, 15 cents a quart.
An attractive addition to the vegetable stalls is the
bunches of violets and cowslips sold there for 5 cents a
bunch. More of these would be sold if people knew i hat
they could be regularly secured thru this avenue, as many
wild flower lovers find it impossible to get out to the woods
and fields to pick them for themselves.
The coming of homegrown asparagus* is welcomed by all\
lovers of this popular and wholesome esculent. When fresh,
the thick purplish stalks are tender to the very end, if they
are properly cooked. In order to accomplish this, retie the
stalks intc^ bunches after washing and stand them up in a
saucepan so the ttips are out of water and cover while cook
ing. In this way the steam will cook the tips without over
doing the process. There are a variety of ways of cooking
asparagus, but to most tastes nothing surpasses the plain
boiled vegetable liberally dressed with melted butter.
The wintergreen berries with the brilliant scarlet hue
give an attractive bit of color to the fruit stall. The lover of
this daintily perfumed berry should buy it whenever the
chance offers, for this does not happen many days of the year.
1 "Well, it makes me
COALS TO NEWCASTLE.
The Lake DwellerBy Gee, I will have fish for supper.
Incident in a Tearoom
HAPPENED in Field's tearoom. It was at
the rush hour and two busy professional
girls wandered in and seated themselves at
a table for four. The other two chairs
already were occupied by two very well
known North Side society women, who were
not strangers, by sight, to the two profes
sional women, but to whom the professional
women were strangers. The one was a
matron, young, handsome, noted for her
gentle charm of manner and the winsome
ness she has brought with her from the south. The other was
a member of a northern family, long accustomed to the best
in life, independent, intellectual and assertive. They were dis
cussing a servant in tones which could not fail to reach
the ears of the two professional women.
"Well, you're 'a wonder if you can get along with her,"
said the northerner. I never had such a vixen in the house,
And deceitful! Why a thief in the night is an honest man
compared to her."
"Well, that is certainly strange," answered the south
erner. I have never had a better maid. She is respectful,
interested, and most susceptible to kindness, even if her
temperament is somewhat peculiar.''
"As I say, I don't understand it at all," returned th
northerner. I tried to do everything I could for her, but
she's left no stone unturned to do me harm ever since I dis
charged her. But you're such a saint
"Nonsense," interrupted the southerner, and just then
the young girl who had taken their orders hurried in with a
"Sorry, ladies," she said, "but we are all out of chicken-
"Oh, now, that's too bad," said the southerner, "but
we can order something else."
"I' ll do nothing of the sort," cried the northerner.
"Perhaps if we hadn't been forced to wait ages to get our
orders filled we could have had what we wanted. Give me
what you've brought in."
The girl was not accustomed to the tone of superior com-
mand,- and she winced.
The southerner looked up and smiled at the" girl.
"That's all right," she said kindly. "We are in a bit
of a hurry, and we'll just make these things do today."
angry," went on the north
erner as the girl turned to do
the serving. "Why don't
you have enough prepared to
serve your customers'?" she
I have nothing to do
with that part of it,
ma'am," the girl answered^
The northerner stiffened.
I hate a maid who will
answer back," she snapped.
"There, now, you've spilled
"II beg pardon,
ma'am," said the maid, her
voice quivering, "but I
There, never mind,''
said the southerner, "we'll
put the napkin over it, so."
The girl straightened with
the understanding of sym
pathy, and laid the table
neatly. When she turned
away the northerner cried
-c "For myself, I can't endure a fawning maid. All I've
got to say to you is, j'ou 're too good. No wonder your maids
stay if that's the way you treat them. Who wouldn't?
When I want a maid I want a maid, not a friend."
"Well, and don't you succeed?" said the 'southerner
mischievously, and she refused to return to the subject of
the first girl.~-*Chicago Record-Herald.
SORftY, LADIES, BUT WE'RE
ALL OUT OF CHICKEN FIE."
What Women Want to Know.
ANGLAISE.What is meant by the term
"Broderie Anglaise," that I see in fashion letters and
embroidery advertisements so much, now?Ignorant, "^r
Broderie Anglaise is the old-fashioned Maderia work
which our grandmothers made for themselves. It is the
cut work embroidery on fine mull or linen, in white embroid
ery cotton. 43w
QUESTION FOR TOMORROW, %$$ *?y
A RESTLESS CHILD.What shall I do about my lVfc-yeax
old boy? He kicks off the covers at night as fast as we
"""can put them on. Would punishment be the right remedy,
or is it better to try something else, and what?A Mother.
Curios and Oddities.
'Tls passing strange!"
CHEATING IN EXAMINATIONS.
"EXAMINATION time is not far off," said a sehoot
^(teacher. '"I suppose a number of my boys are
already beginning to evolve new ideas in cribs.
I have taught boys and girls for seven years. I have
never yet seen a boy who wouldn't cheat in an examination
if he got a chance. I have never yet seen a girl who would
cheat* under any circumstances. They say that women are
more deceitful than men. I can't fbe true.
I have a collection of captured cribs of considerable
ingenuity. One crib is a book, circular in form, of the size
to fit in a watchcase. There are thirty finely written pages to
the book it contains all the more difficult propositions in
plahe geometry. The creator of this crib had it in his watch
and had been consulting it without detection for two hours
when, unluckily, someone joggled his arm, and the* crib fell
to the floor.
"I'have a yellow leadpencil with the kings of England
and the dates and results of all the important battles of
English history written on it.
I have a penknife and an eraser that are well hiero
glyphed. They contain the irregular French verbs.
"Once, in a geography examination, I saw a boy looking
at his shoe a ""good deal. I found that he had written on his
shoe the Capitals of the principal countries of the world.
"Few boys use their cuffs as cribs. Black writing on
white linen is too easily seen, too dangerous. The cuff as a
crib is obsolete.
"The nails of the left hand, in the case of boys who can
write finely enough, will often contain a great number of
Latin rules, Greek verbs, dates, and such like valuable in
formation. The nails make one of the best and safest cribs
known to schoolmasters.
I never punish boys who cheat. Some of the nicest boys
I know have been caught cheating. To cheat in examina
tions is, perhaps, boy nature.
A wolf in a cage, if the door is left open, will escape.
A prisoner in a prison, if his cell is left unlocked, will run
away. A boy in an examination, unless he is watched cau
tiously, will cheat. Maybe he is no more to blame than the
wolf or the convict."
OPENING A BANK ACCOUNT.
OPEN accounts in the best American banks is almost
as difficult as to become a member of a famous club.
The best banks, being overrun with business, can afford to
choose their patrons. They choose only the most upright
and the most prosperous men.
This assertion was made the other day by a bank presi
dent. He added that it was well for the poorest people to
have bank accounts on which checks could be drawn, because
such accounts were a convenience and because they encour
aged economy, but it was impossible for the poor to use the
renowned banks in this waythey must use the reliable, but
little known ones, of which there was a sufficient number.
He spoke of a noted Philadelphia bank that allowed no
one not properly introduced to open an account with it, and
of a New York bank, equally strict, that obliged its patrons
to agree never to let their balances fall below $500. In these
banks a man would be ashamed to start an account with less
than $2,000 or $3,000.
He said that the Bank of England, perhaps the most
famous bank in the world, would accept no new depositor
who was not introduced by an old depositor in good stand
ing, and the minimum sum with which an account could be
opened with this hoary institution was $2,500.
Small banks, of little reputation, allowed anyone to walk
in, with a hundred dollars, sign his name, deposit his money,
and walk out- with a checkbook, an accredited depositor with
all the privileges of a millionaire.
April sunlight was warm, and the man in the heavy
green overcoat was warm also. He entered his tailor's.
"Store this coat for me till next winter," he said. "I'lJ
not need it any more now. And use plenty of camphor on it
to keep out the moths."
The tailor pulled a thread from the coat and put it in his
"You'll need no camphor to keep the moths out of this
coat," he said. "It is moth-proof now. A moth wouldn't
touch it with a forty-foot pole."
"Because there is arsenic in the green dye used in color
ing the cloth. Arsenic is poison. A moth that ate a piece
of arsenic-dyed overcoat would be committing suicide. Moths
are tenacious of life, and they can tell arsenic at once.
Hence your green coat will be safe from their ravages."
HOW WINES ARE COLORED.
OST people think white grapes make white wine, and
dark grapes make red wine," said a vintner. "That is
a popular error.
"Red wine is made by fermenting grape juice and grape
skins together, the skins giving the color, and white wine is
made by fermenting grape juice alone.
"The juice of white and of dark grapes doesn't differ in
hue. In each sort of grape the juice is almost colorless, like
the weakest lemonade.
"Champagne, one of the dearest of the white wines, is
made of a grape so dark as to be nearly black. But the
juice of that nearly black grape is quite as pale as the juice
of the blondest white grape."
'Got a bueifer about yer, Matey?"
88 Fifth avenue, New York. Cynthia Weit
over Alden, founder and president general.
Ehalt know hereafter.
Sometime when all life's lessons have been
And sua and stars forevermore have set.
The things that our weak judgments here have
The things oe'r which we grieved with lashes
Will flash before us. out of life's dark night,
As stais. shine most in deepest tints of blue,
And we shaU see how all God's plans were
And how what seemed reproof was love most
INTERNATIONAL SUNSHINE SOCIETY
Room 64, Loan and Trust building, 313 Nicol
let avenue, Minneapolis. Telephone, N. W. Main'
All Sunshine news for publication in the Sun
shine department of The Minneapolis Journal
should be addressed to Mrs. Theodore Baynes.
God Knoweth Best.
I do thou knowest not now, but thou
John, 13 7.
And we shall see how, while we frown and
God's plans go on as best for you and me.
How when we called. He headed not our cry,
Because His wisdom to the end could see
And even as wise parents disallow
Too much of sweet to craving babyhood.
So God, perhaps, is keeping from us now
Life's sweetest things because "it seemeth
But not today. Then be content, poor heart
God's plans like lilies pure and white un
We must not tear the close-shut leaves apart,
Time will reveal the calyxes of gold.
And when, thru patient toil, we reach the land
Where tired feet, with sandals loosed, may
When we shaU clearly see and understand,
I think that we will say, "God knew the
Coreopsis Thimble Bee.
Mrs. D. F. Reynolds of 2610 Pillsbury
avenue will entertain the Coreopsis branch
thimble bee tomorrow at 3 m. It is
hoped all members will come and bring a
friend, as there is a great deal of work to
Mrs. C. S. Hawley, Secretary.
The Reason Why.
Those people who have few friends ar-d
wonder and worry over the fact and can
not understand why other men and women
all about them are blesspd with many
friends ^and they with so few have not far
to seek'for "the reason why"
The reason why some have few friends
isjecause they cannot forgne others' fail
A happy, generous nature will over
selfish, narrow nature will
impediment to future friend-,
ship Who wishes to have friends must
be willing to see and admire thcr virtues
and overlook their faults. Many of the
disappointments that "blight the tender
blossoms of friendship might be averted
if we did not expect too much from oth
ers, but satisfy ourselves in accenting and
returning little kindnesses and attentions
in a gracious way. A smile and a pleas
ant word cost nothing and is the sunshine
Sunny and Funny.
One sick woman not long ago asked for
a pair-of opera-glasses Perhaps this is
one of the funniest of all the sunny stories
told in Sunshine work. She had been an
invalid all her life and had never journied
twenty miles from home. Most of her
time had been spent in bed. Still she
Insist on having-
on your table.
IT'S ABSOLUTELY PURE.
Henry Br**' Bye House
The most reliable Dyers and
Frenqh Dry Cleaners in the
in the city. New location
Cor. 1st Av. S. & 7th St.
A. D. Campbell, 211 uennepin Ay
CARPET RENOVATING8t LAYING
:Nit land Both Phones
10 years ago we had 8 horses
and 5 wagons. Today w have 34'
horses and 21 wagons. This demon
strates the popularity of our service.
gktilt&P^^ CUTLERY GRINDING
R. H.' KEGENER,
207 Ntcalfet Ave., Minneapolis.
President, Mrs. Noble Darrow, 816 Twenty-sat*
ond avenue S. Minneapolis.
First Vice PresidentMrs. Grace W. Tubha,
Second Vice PresidentMrs. 3. A. Brant.
Third Vice PresidentMrs. N. A. Spronf.
Fourth Vice PresidentMrs. J. F. Wilson.
Fifth Vice PresidentMrs. E. W Eranley*
Sixth Vice PresidentMrs. C. H. Fleming.
SecretarayMiss Cormne De Laittre.
Treasurer, Miss Eva Blanchard.
Corresponding SecretaryMrs. A. A. Selaett
OrganizerMiss LiUian M. Ellis.
pined for opera-glasses, keeping her rea
son close to herself.
"She wants a pair of opera-glasses," I
said, "and I am sure somebody has 8
pair to pass on if I make the fact known."
After she had sent thanks for the gift,
which promptly came in response to the
call from the Sunshine society, I insisted
on knowing why an invalid living away
out in the country should long for such an
What do you think she replied? You
would never guess, so I might just as well
tell you. She and a sister live on a farm
and raise turkeys as a means of livelihood.
"You see," she wrote, "our turkeys are
so wise that when they think it is time to
be driven in for the night they go off an4
hide. It makes sister walk, and walk, and]
walk, oh, so far round and about the farm
to stir up these wicked little fellows.
When my. couch is pulled up into the bay
window I am so placed that with thej
opera-glasses I can scan the whole
meadow. I can now keep track ot Mr.
Turkey-leader and am able to tell my
sister at night just where to look for him."
Cynthia Westover Alden.
A cheerful face is a welcome guest.
Where'er we chance to roam,
It lightens heart by care opprest
And brightens every home.
We love to hear a cheerful voice,
'Tls music to our ear,
It makes the burdened heart rejoice,
And drives away the tear.
And oh the good we each impart,
As we pass along life's way.
If we possess a cheerful heart
To gladden every day.
So cheerfulness like sunshine bright.
Its genial rays shall gend.
Till darksome hours seem wondrous bright.
And happier days we spend.
Mattie E. Brown.
Pennies for Sunshine.
A unique way of gathering in pennies
is to ha\e each member of your branch
make a block for a quilt. Designate ths
size of the one desired, and ask tfiat it be
pieced and embroidered in crazy pattern.
Let each one contribute a penny for each
piece in her block. The one ha\ing tha
largest number takes all the blocks. The)
money goes for vour good cheer work.
On this matter of sunshine sympathy it
is "more blessed to ghe than to recehe,"
fcr the giver enjoys the purest happiness
that can enter life here upon earth, and
partakes of one of the jovs of heaven.
To find a really brave soul by the way
side of life crushed and beaten by ad
versity, to be permitted to bind up the
bleeding wounds and lift the injured one
upon his feet and direct him to the right
road for peace and safety, is the sweetest
privilege that can come to any of us, and
while performing this gentle deed of mer
cy, no thought of payment will e\er occur
to us. Afterwards we will realize that we
received our reward in having had the
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Chicago Limited is a
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with bnffet-library car,
cars, handsome chair
cars and dining cars
different from any yon
have ever seenas
pleasing as they are
Leaves Minneapolis Union i
Station daily at 7:50 p.m.
arrives Chicago at 9 nextr
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New City Ticket Office,
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Both JN.W M86t
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