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Moraine Glories for the Window!.
Nothing can surpass Japanese morn
ing glories for a sunny window. Last
year from a small paper of seeds cost
ing 10 cents the vines grew luxuriant
ly and produced large, lovely flowers
which were a delight until frost The
blossoms were very abundant and of
mammoth size, white, red, royal pur
ple, bhie, brick red in solid color, red
blue and purple edged with white, etc
They were given the same care ad
the common varieties but surpassed
thora wonderfully in growth of vines
and beauty and sire of bloBm. The
vines were trained on strings to the
top of the window casings and then
kept clipped and not allowed to grow
Good Thine? for Fowl?.
Turpentine is good for bruises, in
flammations, worms and broken limbs.
Tincture of iron is good for chick
enpox, sore head and ulcers of all
Chlorate of potash ls good for any
Bicarbonate of soda is good for in
Camphor is good for gapes in young
Carbolic acid Is good for disinfect
The above things are all useful in
the poultry house, and while healthy
fowls need no medicine, still accidents
may' happen at any.time, and it is
Well to have remedies-at hand.
Common sense treatment will do
more to keep the fowls healthy ban
an the physic in the world.-Home and
Work After Harvest.
At the close of the fruiting season
thoroughly cultivate the ground be
tween the rows of strawberries with
a small-toothed cultivator. In the
rows and about the hills the hoe and
spading fork must be used to stir the
ground and destroy weeds and grass.
The plants should be thinned so as
to stand at least six inches apart, if
the soil needs fertilizing this should
be applied broadcast before the cul
tivator ls started.
Blackberries and raspberries should
I -ve the stalks which produced fruit
cut out and the new stalks thinned to
the proper number in the hill. If
the terminal was not pinched out of
the growing stalks earlier in the sea
son the top should be cut back to
about 30 inches high. Gather all the
brush where it can be piled and
burned, which will destroy many in
sects and fungi.
Currants and gooseberries close
their fruiting season a little later than
the strawberry, blackberry or rasp
berry. At the close of their fruiting
season all wood that has borne two
or three crops should be cut out and
the young stalks thinned to five or six.
If the plants are crowded too close,
three to five stalks will be enough to
Insure a good crop. The cultivator
should be started to give a thorough
stirring of the surface, following with
hoe and fork between the hills, and
continuing the cultivating up to the
middle or last of August. If the sea
son ls dry the cultivator may be kept
going at Intervals of six or eight days.
Currants and goo3eber.ies delight in
a loamy, rich soil wLb a damp, but
not wet. subsoil. There is no better
means of securing this than by apply
ing a liberal dressing of stable manuer
at the commencement of winter." This
is applicable to all small fruits.-S.
BL Luxton, in New England Home
Growing Pota* oos Under Straw.
I prepare the ground as for ordinary
cultivation. Let the soil get well
warmed before planting, say from the
middle of May to June 1. Plant in
drills, 24 Inches between rows, drop
pieces 12 Inches apart and cover with
two Inches of soil Apply the straw
as the potatoes are coming through
the ground, if some are two or three
inches high they will all find the sur
face. Cover six to eight inches deep
With straw, which will settle to three
or four inches with the first ra4n. Too
much straw is ruinous most seasons,
the ground is kept too wet and cold
and the potatoes come up weaklings.
Just enough straw should be used to
retain moisture and smother weeds.
One rain after the straw is applied is
sufficient to secure a good crop. Be
careful to select a well drained, rather
light soil if possible. A wet heavy
soil is not desirable.
Most tubers will form at the sur
face, none deeper than two inches be
low surface of ground. In digging
throw straw off two rows at a time
and scoop out each hill with a single
stroke with a potato or common five
uned manure fork. One man last
year dug and crated 50 bushels a day.
Beetles seldom attack potatoes under
straw very seriously. I have grown po
tatoes under straw every year for
nearly 25 years and only record two or
three failures. Last season the yield
was 400 bushels per acre of fine smooth
tubera A single vine- produced 17
tubers, 15 of which were marketable
and weigned 7.25 pounds. Two vines
produced 12.25 pounds. Potatoes
weighing 1.5 to 2 pounds were quite
common. Potatoes grown this way
never take the second growth, which
Is always deleterious to the eating
Quality, and unless a very wet season
are of excellent quality, both in ap
pearance and for the table.-J. B. Kel
ler, in American Agriculturist
Hegfect In the Flower Garden.
A little wholesome neglect is as good
for the flower garden as It is for a
family of children, provided always
that there te just enough of it In the
perpetual borders, if I may call th^m
to, where the dear old favorites have
then* permanent home, undisturbed
from year to year, a kindly, benefi
cent rule seems to take possession that
favors the domestic gardener who has
abundant love, but scant leisure. The
Idle youth, reminded of the old saw
about the early bird that catches the
worm, retorted: "Serve the worm
right He's no business to be out so
early." Somewhat on the same prin
ciple, the weeds that are let alone
may turn out to be flowers.
Hurrying out recently to look at my
sweet williams, now almost ready to
flower, I found no weeds, but a thick
mas? of young plants surrounding the
clumps, a sufficient colony to estab
lish a fine large bed in a new place.
Some one in these columns remarked.
recently upon a so-called professional
gardener who had assumed charge of
a place and called in a friend to idenf 1
fy an unknown flower, which proved to
be the sturdy sweet william, lt is
among th coe somewhat homely yet al
ways pleasing and reliable perennials
that d?jerve a good corner in every
g?rten that has space for a little free
This habit of self-seedins: gives the
easiest possible means of enlarging
one's stook and perhaps sharing with
our frienda Tb make lt successful
all that ls necessary is to kee*. Jie soil
free from objectionable growth
throughout the season, so that it may
be stocked with no vile seeds, and then
to practice a little wholesome neglect
Nature then works in her own sweet
way and reproduces her kind. All the
hardy summer pinks increase rapidly
in ihii fashion, as well as th'.? colum
bine, larkspur, Canterbury bell and
a score of others. Marigolds, mallows,
popples and the like will fill any inch"
of unstirred room. A hardy dark co
leus. ,a hardy verbena and a "dusty
miller," as volunteers almost deserve
?hp ill name of wer-ds, they are so ag
gressive In certain gardens. I hare
found vigorous young hollyhocks
growing in the paths, but that is go
a little too far.
However, let all of us who are con
scious of importunate hindrances and
enforced tardiness in caring for our
gardens take tUs comfort to our
hearts, that ?ho universe is full of com
pensations, and even nesrlr-ct has tts
solid advantages.--The Country Gen
Hay and Pasture Gras*.
Hay is perhaps the "most importtint
article of food for live stocV >n tho
farm,- and grass ,is said to be the
"foundation of farming." The grass
crop may not be as valuable as corn,
but it is an article of food for which
no substitute can be found, as it gives
bulk and quality to the rations, both
in the green condition and when
cured-as hay. There are many excel
lent and nutritious grasses known,
and which can be used by the farmer,
but he confines himself to but two or
three. Clover and timothy are the
grasses mostly used "for hay (clover
not really belonging to the grass fam
ily), and with all that may be said
in its favor there are many grasses
superior to timothy. Custom, however
has given timothy a prominent place
on the farm, and which it will holli
for a long time. But although tim?
otny and clover are grown on the
same land, as a mixed crop, yet they
do not ripen together, and are conse
quently not suitable for each other
and for producing mixed hay of the
highest quality, for If the clover be
comes too iipe it will contain a large
proportion of woody fibre, while If
the clover is cut before the timothy
is ripe the latter will not be as nu
tritious as when fully matured. Or
chard grass, which is disliked by
many because lt "stools," comes Into
blossom at the same time as clover,
and will grow on light or heavy soil.
It will also stand drought better than
timothy and will give successive cut
tings. Timothy is also low In nutri
tious matter compared with some
grasses, and its place can be filled
by some otb er grasses without risk of
Pasture grass should be for pas
ture only, and not for mowing for
hay. If ?i pasture can supply the
stock in summer it should not be re
quired to do more. Another reason
why the hay crop should be separate
from the pasture product is that tho
pasture should contain as many va
rieties of grass as possible, some of
the best kinds hot being profitable if
mowed, as they do not gro^ to suffi
cient height for being cured as hay.
Pasture grass should be short, be
cause the animals will prefer it so, as
they can then better select the kinds
prepared. The young and tender
grass, that is but a lew inches high, is
always more highly relished than any
other, and if a pasture is to be occu
pied by the stock they will keep tho
grass down. No farmer, therefore,
should expect a crop of hay from his
pasture land. The meadow is also de
pended upon for producing the hay
crop, but the meadow is also given up j
to the animals at times. The point j
is not to take advantage of the
meadow, but to make it better, by in
creasing the variety cf grasses. A va
riety having some fault should not
be condemned if it also has merit
Orchard grass comes early in spring,
it will remain for several years, and
it thrives where some grasses should
not exist. Herd's grass is excellent
on meadow^ land that is somewhat
moist, its running roots soon forming
a thick and permanent sod. Blue
grass can be made to thrive on a
great many soils, but prefers lime
stone land, and it is a grass that gives
the best late pasturage, but it should
not be grazed too closely early in the
season. Adapt the grasses to the soil
There are a great many kinds of
hay crops that need not be mixed in
the fields, as they can be mixed in
the feed box when cutting the feed for
stock in winter.*". Clover is the main
'jay crop, but such, a crop as Hunga
rian grass, which grows in the sum
mer, and in a short time, will add
largely to the supply of hay, and ex
periments made show that cow peas
and oats, cut when not to~- ripe, will
give good yields of hay that may per
haps be better than clover in some
respects. One of the most valuable
crops, ic proportion to cost, is cow
peas and corn. Plant the corn In
rows and plant the cow peas In the
same rows, but between the corn hills,
the corn being one foot apart in the
roows. Cultivate one way, and allow
the pea vines to grow upon the corn.
It. may be mentioned that it is not too
late now to grow such a mixed crop,
as it may be harvested at any time.
It adds variety of ensilage and the
ensilage will be more nutritious and
also more highly relished by stock in ;
winter than If the ensilage ls made ex
clusively of corn. But the farmer
should study grasses and hay crops,
for there are kinds that thrive on rich
soils only, while others will grow on
sandy soils, damp soils, medium soils,
etc., and if they cannot be grown to
gether they can be grown on different
fields. The greater the variety the
less the liability of loss during dry
seasons, as some hay crops will give
good results when others fail under
the same conditions.-Philadelphia
Sovereign or Greater Britain.
It appears to be in 'contemplation
to give King Edward a title more wor
thy of his actual position than that of
king, and the one that seems to find
most favor In the discussion is "Sov
ereign of Greater Britain." Thia
would* give him distinction over all
the other rulers of the earth, since it
would raise an indefinite title to a
position of commanding definiteness,
as the addition of "the" to an Irish
name marks the head of the house;
when allusion was made, to "the sov
ereign" it would be. understood that
the Sovereign of Greater Britain alone
was meant How the other sovereigns
would take such an assumption cf su
periority remains to be seen.-Phila
delphia Ledger. .
The huckster may stick to one oc
cupation and still be a man of many
HOW MOLES OPERATE.
WHEN A WALL IS IN HIS WAY, HE
COE3 OVER IT.
Makes Life Miserable for the Gardener
In a Most Provoking Way - Ha? Both
Eyeg and Ear?-Hit Curious Semi-ll u
inau Hamil?-Get? Out of Sicht Quickly.
Of all the animals which assist in
making life miserable for the gardener
perhaps the mole is the most provok
ing. Just as a certain bed of choice
seeds has been worked into perfect
condition, the mole, which may not
have been near the garden for a month
comes back as though by special ap
pointment, and plows that bed from
end to end. Back and forth he works,
through the loose soil, close to the sur
face, heaving up a little ridge of earth
wherever he goes. He- rapidly des
troys the bed. uiough that is not at all
his object in coming. He is really out
rm a hunting expedition; he is hunting
for earth worms, slugs, grubs and in
sects which live in the ground and on
which he depends for iood. When he
has finished his meal he leaves the
bed, and pushes through the turf of
the lawn until he reaches the garden
wall perhaps. This proves a little
too hard for him to plow through, so
he comes out into the open, runs at
quite a fair speed across the walk, and
then burrows into the turf again on
the opposite side.
He probably does this at night, and
next day the seeds which he turned
up during his hunt through the bed
will die. If the sun is hot they will
be baked in the lossened earth, or, if
it rains, they will probably be washed
away. When the gardener discovers
the damage, he will stride about the
lawn, stamping in the loose turf with
his heel, and we can hardly blame him,
if, under his breath, he says some very
unpleasant things about the mole.
Then he will probably set a mole-trap
in the hope that his little enemy will
come that way again. And there he
may have another disappointment, for
the mole is quite as apt to stay away
until a nice line of young peas or car
rots has begun to show above the
"ground. Then, some night, after a
shower of rain has softened the soil,
he will suddenly return, uproot the
line from one end to the other, and
disappear as before.
But if, as sometimes Happens, he re
turns along one of his old tunnels, he
will probably meet his death. At one
point along the route he finds the roof
of the burrow crushed down some
what, and he has to give an extra
heave to force his body through. That
heave presses on the platform of a
mole trap and releases a number of
sharp-pointed iron prongs which,
driven by a powerful spring behind
them, pass through the body of the
When the gardener comes along and
lifts from the soil the limp body,
around which the ants have a Iready
gathered, it will be seen what a curi
ous little creature the mole is. From
the tip of his nose to the root of his
tail he measures something less than
six inches, and his total length is in
creased by a rather short straight tall,
sparsely covered with short hairs. His
body is covered with a beautiful, solft,
lustrous fur, which may look any one
of a number of colors, according to the
light in which you see it In one light
it will appear dark brown, and in
others black, dark silver-gray, or pur
ple, possibly, and perhaps the most
astonishing thing about it is the fact
that an animal living in the soil
should be able to keep his coat so
beautifully clean and bright In front,
the body terminates in a naked, cartil
aginous snout, on the upper surface of
which, close together, are two oblong
nostrils. The snout ls very flexible
so much so, in fact, that the animal
sometimes twists it around and puts it
into his mouth, from which he after
wards withdraws lt with a "pop" re
sembling the sound which might be
made in drawing a miniature cork. I
don't why he does this, unless it be
to wipe the soil off his nose. When his
mouth is opened, it will be seen that it
is full of little teeth of several sizes
and shapes, and that it somewhat re
sembles the mouth of a diminutive
At the first glance one would say
that he had neither eyes nor ears, but
buried deep in the fur are two little
shining black dots, which are doubt
less big enough for anything he ever
requires to see, and about three quar
ters of an inch behind them are two
very small round holes which lead to
the ears. His forearms are hidden by
the skin; his curious, semi-human
hands alone being visible. The fingers
are united, forming broad, leathery
plams, which in life are flesh-colored.
They are armed with large, slightly
curved nails and are excellent tools for
digging with. The hind feet arc small
and slender, naked on the under sur
face, and clothed with fine, short hair
on the upper surface
Wnen the mole wishes to enter the
ground he brings the back of his flat
hands together in front of his nose,
and, digging them into the ear?h,
makes a stroke just as a man does
when he Is swimming. He repeats the
stroke again and again until he is soon
out of sight below the surface. As he
goes through the earth, he twists his
head from one side to the other, and
up and down, searching for earth
worms and other daint'~s. of which he
eats great numbers in the course of
twenty-four hours. When he finds an
earthworm he seizes it with the outer
surface of his forepaws, and crams it
into his mouth, bit by bit, munching
all the while, like a greedy boy eating
a banana. When he ls fed in captivity
the crunching on the gritty particles
in the bodies of the worms can be
neard at a distance of several yards.
When In his burrow a mole can
move backward almost as fast as he
caji move forward, and when for any
reason he moves over the surface of
the ground, he runs on the edges of his
front paws, with the backs of the lat
ter toward each other.
It is difficult to believe how quickly
a mole can work his way into the
earth, unless one has actually watched
and timed him. Last spring a kind
neighbor sent me word that her gar
dener had, with great trouble, caught
a mole which had been playing havoc
In the garden, and asked if I did not
wish to come over and examine it I
accepted the Invitation, and, finding
the mole an unusually fine specimen,
I at once began taking notes on the
speed with which he could bury him
self. The flower beds were well cul
tivated and soft from recent rain, and
at the first attempt Mr. Mole was out
of sight in five seconds. Just as his
tail was disappearing I caught hold of
lt and pulled him out. to give him
another trial. At the next attempt he
was gone In little over three seconds,
and again I pulled him out. to see if
he could better this splendid record.
He did not try it again at once, but
ran about, as though searching for a
particularly likely spot. At last he
found it, and down went his front
paws, with his long snout b?^/'JJ
them. I could see that he wasgoingt
to break the record, and just as his tail
was going into the earth I put out ny
hand lo seize it. But, alas! my finger?
closed on the air; my friend the mof?
had struck right into one of his old
burrows, and my kind neighbor has
not spoken to me since.-Ernest Har
old Baynes, in Hartford Times. <?i
HARNESSING J JVE'S BOLTS.
Protection Ag-Unat Lightning: Still a Kiek
A severe electrical storm visitet
St. Louis last week and a consider
able property damage resulted, while
several persons were more or less
seriously injured. In recent years St
Louis seems to have become a favop
ite target for Jove's missiles, and the?
frequent repetition of such disasters,
has moved the Post-Dispatch to re-j
mark that it is time some steps were
taken toward the possibility of con
trolling the discharges from the artil
lery of heaven. Our contemporary,
suggests that 150 years ago. Franklin
showed that lightning was nothing
more than untrapped electricity, and
that since that time no progress has"
been made on the lines which he
started. It is argued that if Frank
lin, with his primitive apparatus,
could harness the lightning on a small
scale, modern science, with all the
resources which It has at hand, should
be able to subdue the thunder-storm.
The Post-Dispatch also calls atten
tion to some experiments made in re
cent years by an English scientist
who erected tall poles about his
estate, topped with lightning rods,
and stored the electricity caught in
There seems to be no doubt, In
view of the statistics compiled by
meteorologists, that damage from
lightning is steadily increasing in this
country. Various causes are ascribed.
Some scientists say that the destruc
tion of the forests has resulted in an
increase in the number and severity
of electrical storms. Others say that
the centralization of industry result
ing in vast emanations of steam from
every city in the country, has tended
to increase the amount of vapor in
the atmosphere and resulted in more
frequent storms. But whatever the
cause the fact remains. Eatest fig
ures show that more than 500 people
were killed by lightning in the coun
try last year, while the property loss
ran high into the hundreds of thou
sands. Of course, as has been said,
500 people out of 75,000.000 is not a
great number, but the loss of that
many lives yearly from any cause
which might be removed by proper
effort is appalling to contemplate.
Moreover, the property damage is a
factor of no small importance, and
one which cannot under present con
ditions be entirely guarded against..
There seems to be little doubt that
science will soon be called on to take
up the question of wholesale protec
tion from lightning. The writer
quoted above favors an endeavor not
only to make the lightinng harmless,
but to make it the servant of man.
This is a tremendous proposition.
?lectrlcity has been put into service
to a remarkable degree. Today it fur
nishes man with heat, light and pow
er. It carries his messages for him,
furnishes him quick transportation,
cooks his dinner, lights his room. Yet
we do not know what lt Is. No man
knows whence it comes or whither it
goes. Its most tremendous and ter
rific demonstration is in the lightning.
Men who attempted- to follow the ex
ample of Franklin have met death^as
the result, of their temerity, and " we
have no assurance that an effort to
enlarge, on his ideas might not result
in disaster on a larger scale. - 1
But the experiments of the English
scientist spoken of above seem to
have been entirely successful, and
there appears to be no reason why
they should not be followed on a
larger scale. In the cities immunity
from danger might in all probability
be procured by the erection of very
tall poles, equipped with proper con
ductors for carrying off the current
from the clouds before it has time -to
concentrate into a destructive dis
charge. This experiment has been
tried with success. But so far as the
country districts are concerned such
safeguards are. of course. Impossible.
And as to utilizing the electricity tak
en from the clouds in the manner sug
gested, it would probably be not so
much a question of catching as of
holding on.-Louisville Courier-Jour
The Duiy of Keeping CheerTnl.
It may be that some enthusiastic
and laborious German statistician has
already accumulated figures bearing
upon the question of length of life
and its relation to the enjoyment of
length of life and Its relation to the
enjoyment thereof; if so, we are un
acquainted with his results and yet
have a very decided notion that
people who enjoy life, cheerful people,
are also those to whom longest life, is
given. Commonplace though thia
sounds, there is no truth more com
monly ignored in actual everyday ex
istence. "Oh, yes, of course, worry
shortens life and the contented live
to be old," we are all ready to say, and
yet how many people recognize the
duty of cheerfulness?
Most persons will declare that if
a man is not naturally cheerful he can
not make himself so. Yet this is far
from being the case and there is
many a man who is at present a weary
burden to his relatives, miserable
through the carklng care of some
bodily ailment, perhaps, or some
worldly misfortune, who, if he had
grown up Into the idea that to be
cheerful under all circumstances was
one of the first duties of life, might
still see a pleasant enough world
around him.-The Lancet
Snapshooting a Submarino.
While the new submarine Sirene
was making a trial trip in the roads
at Cherbourg, the lookout reported
that two young men in a Bmall boat
were apparently taking photographs
of the vessel's every movement A
steam lauch was sent in pursuit, and
the men were arrested and brought to
the submarine. Their camera was
seized and the plates extracted,
smashed and thrown overboard. One
of the men was found to be a dock
yard hand, and the other the son of a
tradesman. They were not kept in
custody, but a strict investigation will
be made into the matter. t ;
Owing to no fewer than 20 subma
rines having been laid down this year,
none will be begun in 1902, but five
will be begun in 1903, while in 1904 26
more will be* put in hand, making 68
submarines iq all, to be ready for ser
vice by 1906. Three will be ready early
next year and 17 others In 1903.
Buffalo, a village until 1832, and at
the date of its incorporation as a city
having a population of only ,8000, is
now the second city of New York.
Its population, now 352,000, was only
42,000 in 1850.
Um GraHshopper'g Untimely KIMI.
"Just watch me," said tito grasshopper,
Preparing for a Hight;
"I feel so vigorous today,
I'll jump clear out ol sight I"
I watched him os hu rot>e lu air,
Hu kept his word no doubt,
For down he came into a stream
"Where lived a hungry trout.
The Game of Citied.
What boy or girl knows how to
play the game of "Cities?"
ThlS'is how you begin:
I ask you the question: "What city
In the United States am I thinking
.You reply by naming some city you
think I have in mind.
.?f you do not guess right the first
time I say no; that city ls too far
north, south, east or west from the
one I have in mind.
For instance: Supposing I am think
ing of San Francisco. I say to you:
WJiat city in the United States am I
You answer Boston.
:. No, I reply; Boston is too far
Then you try again, this time
naming a place further west and
south of Boston, say, Philadelphia.
I tell you that Philadelphia is still
too far east.
Thus you continue, naming cities
further west until you say San Fran
cisco, when it will be your turn to
think of a city, or until you "give it
up," when it will be my turn to
choose another one.
If you can keep before your mind's
eye a picture of the United States,
with the position of the many colors
representing the states, you will find
it of immense service in locating the
direction of the various cities.
Brl-an and the Tur-key.
"Oh! I'm so glad Bri-anis com-lng.
He is such a dear lit-tle boy," crl'-d
rjpt "What a lot of things we shall
have to show him. It seems fun-ny to
think he has ne-ver been in the coun
"Here they come!" cri-ed Marie,
s rush-ing to the gar-den gate; and thc
children kiss-ed their lit-tle cou-sin
un-tll his cap fell off. After dinner
the three children made for the farm
"You see, there's such a num-ber of
' things you've ne-ver seen. Bri-an -
chickens and ducks and geese and
"I've seen lots of zem," said Bri-an,
a lit-tle in-dig-nant. "We has chick
ens for din'ner, and ev-er so- ma-ny
years a-go, I don't 'xactly 'mem-bcr
when, we had a goose, and we has
tur-key at Ch'is-'mas."
Dot and Mar-ie laughed. "But you
have ne-ver seen them run-ning a
bout, have you?"
Be-fore Bri-an could make up his
mind what to say, they came, up-on
a brood of duck-lings, and his shout
of de-light told them the sight was
new to him.
Then the chick-ens and the gos-lings
and the lit-tle pigs, all were fresh
and de-light-ful to the city boy, and
his cou-slns were as happy as he.
But his ro-sy cheeks grew a shade
pal-'er when he saw a big tur key
strut-ting a-bout with out-spread I ail.
"He doesn't look much like the
tur-keys in the shops, does he?" said
: 4 ^tAffrthe tur-key took no no-tlce of
them, Bri-an's courage soon came
back. Sud-denly he gave a great
,. shout and ' point-lng to the tur-key*s
wat-tles, he cried ex-cit-ed-ly, "Why,
the tur-key's got a trunk!"
' Dot and Mar-Ie laugh-ed so much at
Brl-an's dls-cov-ery that Bri an be
gan to laugh too, al-though he did
not know why; so lt was a ve-ry hap
.'py par-ty that mo-ther call-ed in
doors at last.
But al*, the time he stay-ed at the
farm no-thing plea-sed Bri-an so much
as watch-Ing the tur-key, and when
he was quite a big boy his cou-slns
used to re-mind him of the tur-key's
trunk.-Cassell's Little Folks.
They Lived COO Year* ABO.
In the early part of the 14th cen
tury two exiled Italians left behind
them forever their beautiful native
city of Florence. One of them was
Dante, whom you have all heard of
as the poet; the other was Petracco,
the father of Petrarch, the poet.
Petrarch was born July 20, 1304, at
Arrezo, during the second year of
hi3 parents' exile, and was named by
them Francesco. He was destined to
be as famous as his father's com
I panion in exile. Dante. From his
earliest childhood Francesco, or Chec
co, as his little companions called
him, loved literature, and dally the
longing to be a great writer grew in
him. His father, a passionate man,
could not give up the desire to see
his son a jurist like himself. The
story is told that one day in anger
he threw into the fire all his boy's
most cherished books. Francesco
pleaded so hard for his treasures that
at last his father rescued two books
which were only half burned, and
these two were "Cicero" and "Virgil."
This love of letters nothing could
kill. It is true that, yielding to his
father's wishes, he spent seven years
of his life at Montpelier and Bologna
studying law, but he always regarded
these years as "not so much spent as
totally wasted." and after his father's
death he gave up the study forever.
Free at 22 to devote himself to lit
erature, he placed himself under the
patronage of Influential nobles, a
necessary step to a literary man of
that day. We marvel at the number
of books which came from his pen.
Though all the world knows him best
for the beautiful love songs which he
wrote in Italian, his list of Latin
books ls very interesting. Then there
was the Latin poem about Scipio
Africanus which brought Petrarch the
greatest honor of his life. Largely
because of the Interest It aroused, .m
Easter, 1341, Petrarch was crowned
with the laurel wreath.
Petrarch's life was a long one, so
long that he found time not only to
become one of the foremost writers
but to collect a library, to make a col
lection of coins, to arouse interest in
preserving old manuscripts, fast be
coming lost to the world, and in many
ways to awaken the people of his
time to a love of the old Greek and
One day in 1374 they found him
fast asleep over a book in his home
at Arqua. W^ien they tried to wakeu
him .they found that he was dead. So
was,, tlje wish which he had once ex
pressed to his friend Boccaccio ful
filled^ T d?sire that death find me
reading or writing."-Chicago Record
.\ * ?VTint the Wave Said to Molly.
One day not very long ago Molly
and Tom went with mamma to the
beach. Mamma sat and read while
Molly and Tom built castles and
forts, waded in the water, caught a
jetty fish, and did lots of things.
. By and by Molly got tired of play
ing, so she sat down and watched the
wave? as they splashed up the beach.
At last one little wave almost covered
her with water, and then she jumped
pretty quick, I can tell you.
"Please don't run away," said the
wave. "I wanted to tell you of an
adventure of mine." And it gave a
splashy chuckle of delight.
"Dear me," said Molly. "Do you
have adventures? I thought you did
nothing but play all day."
"No, indeed," said the wave. "Wc
have lots of adventures. Once I
helped wreck a ship-but I'm not go
ing to tell you about that. This was
a funny happening. Yesterday T was
playing down there by the bulkhead
under the long walk. Lots of land
people were leaning over the wall to
watch us dance. Pretty soon along
came a little girl and her mother. The
little girl was crying hard 'cause she
was hot and tired and cross. They
stopped to watch us and the little
girl climbed up and looked over the
wall, while her mother held her tight.
And all the time the big tears were
a-rolling down her face." And the
little wave gave another chuckle1.
"I don't think it was very funny,"
said Molly, frowning.
"Don't you?" asked the little wave.
"Why, I thought so. Now, please,
don't get angry 'cause I haven't come
to the funny part yet."
"So the little girl cried," it went
on, rippling along the shore. "And I
kept a-wondering how to make her
laugh. I dashed myself against the
bulkhead ever so many times, but it
wasn't any use. I couldn't jump high
enough you see. And the little girl's
tears came so fast she couldn't see
Here the little wave stopped and
ran off toward the ocean. "O, come
back, do, please, little wave," cr ed
Molly, "and tell me how you made
The wave came splashing in again
and curled around Molly's toes. "I
didn't think you cared about it. But
If you really and truly want to
"Of course I do," said Molly, clasp
ing he hands." .
"Well," said the little wave, os Jr
rolled up a pebble. "I couldn't do ii
all by myself, you- see. So I though*
and thought and then I remembered
by great-great-great uncle, Seventh
Wave. So I ran off quick to find him,
'cause I was afraid the little girl
might go away 'fore I came back.
And I met him rolling in toward shore.
He was foaming with anger and was
going to tear down that bu-khead, he
said. I told him all the st "ry and af
ter a while he promised to do what
I wanted. Then I -hopped on his back
and away we went rolling in. Tho
little girl was there still, crying hard,
and lots of other land people wer?
there, too. Everybody cried, 'Look at
that mon-ster-ous wave!' They
didn't know it was me on uncle's back
that made him look so big. So we
came crashing against the bulkhead.
And just as we struck it I jumped
high in the air and dashed my spray
right into the little girl's face."
"And then?" asked Molly. .
"And then-the little girl laughed,"
said the wave as it slipped back int?*
"Molly!" called mamma. "You've
been standing there for ever so long.
Was it a day dream, little daughter?"
Molly rubbed her eyes and Jaughofl.
^ut never-a word she said about the
story the little wave told her.-Brook?
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Urent Fart Played by Mu ch i no ry - Cuba
The consolidation of two large
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London attarcts attention to the great
growth of the business abroad, and,
curiously, its apparent inability to se
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Bryant & May concern makes un
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its kind in the world. An idea of the
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by figures furnished by the Atlantic
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machinery plays in this industry may
be imagined when it is said that only
about 15,000 people are employed.
"There are but a few statistics to
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recently, "to convince one of the
strides In the business. American
matches have been able to secure a
foothold in Europe because of the su
periority of American machinery over
tools that were in use 25 years ago.
In Cuba, however, machinery is al
most unknown. Matches are hand
made, and yet we do ?ot seem to get
in. Some attribute this lack of suc
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wax match made in Havana, which
boys peddle on the street for almost
nothing. There are about nine of
these factories in Havana alone, and
it would he a strange Havana, In
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boy. Cubans will not use any other
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Hie Wealthy Indian.
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the Osage Indians, of Oklahoma, who
feel so rich that they scorn the
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blankets. They drive the best horses
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child, has an income of $400 a year.
This is the interest on the proceeds
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and also from the leasings of their
tribal lands for pasturage. There are
about 2000 members of the tribe.
Bnll Took Second-Storr Room.
Missing a young bull, weighing over
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search, and found the animal looking
out of the second-story window of a
vacant house. With the assistance of
neighbors the animal was driven down
a winding stairs and out of the build
Av 1 Also Lawyer*.
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Father-The p:\???flns'.iM Bee stars,
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