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Morning Glorie? for tho 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 Sowers
which were a delight until frost The
blossoms were very abundant and of
mammoth site, white, red, royal pur
ple, blue, brick red in solid color, red
blue and purple edged with white, etc.
Tiley were given the same care as
the common varieties but surpassed
them 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 Things for Fowl?.
Turpentine is good for bruises, in
flammations, worms and broken limbs.
Tincture of iron is good for chick
enpox, Bore head and ulcers of all
Chlorate of potash is 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 aro 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 pense treatment will do
more to keap the fowls healthy than
all 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 ol 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 ?8 started.
Blackberries and raspberries should
have the stalks which produced fruit
cut ont 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 SO 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 is dry the cultivator may be kept
going at intervals of six or eight days.
Currants and gooseberries delight in
a loamy, rich soil with a damp, but
not wet. subsoil There ls no bettor
means of securing this than by apply
ing a liberal dressing of stable manner
at the "commencement of winter. * This
is applicable to all small fruits.-S.
H. Lurton, in New England Home
G row in c Potatoes Under Straw.
I prepare the ground as for ordinary
cultivation. Let the soil get well
warmed before planting, say from the
middle of Hay 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 rain. Too
much straw is ruinous most seasons,
the ground is kept too wet and cold
and the potatoes como 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
lined manure fork. One man last
year dog 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
tubers. A single vine- produced 17
tabers, 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.
Xes?leet la the Flower Garden.
A little wholesome neglect is as good
for the flower garden as it is for a
family of chlKren, provided always
that there is just enough of lt In the
perpetual borders, if I may call them
so, where the dear old favorites have
their permanent home, undisturbed
from year to year, a kindly, benefi
cent mle seems to take possession that
favors the domestic gardener who has
abundant love, but scant leisure The
Idle youth, reminded nf 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.
Harrying out recently to look at my
sweet williams, now almost ready to
flower, I found no weeds, but a thick
mass of young plants surrounding the
clumps, a sufficient colony to estab
a fine large bed in a new place.
Some one in these columns remarked .|
recently upon a so-called professional
lener who had assumed charge of
a place and called in a friend to ident!
fy an unknown flower, which proved to
the sturdy sweet william, lt is
long those somewhat homely yet al
ways pleasing and reliable perennials
lat deserve a good corner in every
iruen that has space for a little free
This habit of self-seeding gives the
easiest possible means of enlarging
one's sto?>k and perhaps sharing with
our friends. Tb make lt successful
all that is necessary ls to keep the 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 thi t fashion, as well as th'.- colum
bine, larkspur, Canterbury beril and
a score of others. Marigolds, mallows,
poppies and the like will All any iccE
of unstirred room. A hardy dark co
leus. ,a hardy verbena and a "dusty
! miller," as volunteers almost deserve
.ho ill name of weeds, 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 tWs comfort to ?HT
hearts, that ?he up'verse is full of com
pensations, and even negU-ct has Its
solid advantages.-The Country Gen
Har and Pasture Grass.
Hay is perhaps the most Importftnt
article of food for live stock on tho
farm, and grass ,is said to be the
"foundation of farming." The grass
crop may not be as valuable as corn,
but lt is an article of food for which
no subs'itute can be found, as it gives
bulk and quality to the rations, both
in the green condition and when
cured-as hay. There ara 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 realty 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 hold
for a long time. But although tim
othy 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 ripe it will contain a large
proportion of woody fibre, while if
the clover ls 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 it "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 other grasses without risk of
Pasture grass should be for pas
ture only, and not for mowing for
hay. If a pasture ci.n 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
tbe best kinds hot being profitable If
mowed, as they do not grow 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 few inches high, is
always more highly, relished than any
other, and if a pasture ls to be occu
pied by the stock they will keep tho
grass down. No farmer, therefore,
should exoect a crop of hay from bis
pasture -Ld. The meadow is also do
pended upon for producing the hay
crop, but the meadow is also given up ;
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 of 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 excelleut
on meadow land that is somewhat
moist, its limning 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
bay 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 too ripe, will
give good yields of hay that may per
haps be better than clover in some
respects. One of the most valuable
crops, in 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 fall under
the same conditions.-Philadelphia
Sovereign of Greater Britain.
It appears to be in contemplatien
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." This
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
j would take such an assumption of su
periority remains to be seen.-Phila
The huckster may stick to one o*
I cupation and still be a man of m<tny
HOW MOLES OPERATE.
WHEN A WALL IS IN HIS WAY, HE
COES OVER IT.
Makes Life Miserable for the Gardener
in a Most Provoking Way - Has l?oth
Ky es and Ears-HU Curious Semi-Hu
man Haud?-Gets Out or 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 i little ridge of earth
Wherever he g ?. He- rapidly des
troys the bed, mough that is not at all
his object in coming. He is really out
5n 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
roo 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 bim,
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
lt 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 is very flexible
so much so, in fact, that the animal
sometimes twists it around and puts it
into bis mouth, from which he after
wards withdraws it 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. Wbfr. his
mouth is opened, it will be seen tnat 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 euough 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, s.'ightly
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 earth,
makes a stroke just as a mau 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 dainties, 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 is 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
can 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 lt. 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
tall was disappearing I caught hold of
it 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
them. I could see that he was .'going
to break the record, and just as his tail
was going into the earth I put out my
hand to seize it. But, alas! my fingers
closed on the air; my friend the mqj?
had struck right into one of his old
burrows, and my kind neighbor has
not spoken to me since.-Ernest Harf
old Baynes, in Hartford Tlme3. ?
HARNESSING JJV?'S BOLTS. j
Protection Acninst Lightning Still a Viehl
A severe electrical storm visited,
St. Louis last week and a considers
able property damage resulted, while
several persons were more or less
seriously injured. In recent years Sti
Louis seems to have become a favors
ite target for Jove's missiles, and the]
frequent repetition of such disasters
has moved the Post-Dispatch to re
mark that it is time some steps were
taken toward the possibility of con-'
trolling the discharges from the artllr
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
dtarted. It is argued that if Frank
lin, with his primitive apparatus,
could harness the lightning on a small
scale, modern science, with all th?
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.
?lectrlclty 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 It Is. ?o man
knows whence lt comes or whither it
goes. Its most tremendous and ter>
rifle demonstration is In the lightning.
Men who attempted-to follow the ex
ample of Franklin have met deathes-,
the result of their temerity, and w?"
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 Duly of Keeplnc; Cheerful.
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 enjiy life, cheerful people,
are also those to whom longest life, is
given. Commonplace though this
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 ls
many a man who is at present a weary
burden to his relatives, miserable
through the carking 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 waa
one of the first duties of life, might
still see a pleasant enough world
around him.-The Lancet.
Snapshooting a Submarine.
While the new submarine Sirene
was making a trial trip In the roads
at Cherbourg, the lookout reported
that two young men in a small 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. ( .<.."
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 in 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, ano. at.
the date of its incorporation as a city
having a population of only 8000, ia
now the second city of New York.'
Its population, now 352,000, was only
42,000 in 1850.
1 he Grasshopper's Untimely Knil.
.'Just watch me," said tho gra chopper,
Preparing for a Hight;
"I feel so vigorous today,
TH jump clear out of sight I"
I watched bim as hu rotio la air,
Ho kept his word uo doubt,
For down he came luto a stream
Where lived a hungry trout.
The Game of Cities.
What boy or girl knows how to
play the game of "Cities?"
"This- 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.
df you do not guess right the first
time I say no; that city is 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:
.What 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.
Bri.an and the Tur-key.
"Oh! I'm so glad Bri-anis com-ing.
He is such a dear little boy." crt';d
Qpt "What a lot of things v,e shall
have to show him. It seems fun-ny to
think he has ne-ver beeu in he coun
"Here they come!" cri-ed Mar-ie,
_rush-ing to the gar-den gate; and the
children kiss-ed their little cou-s-n
un-til 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 little in-dig-nant "We has chick
ens for din'ner, and ev-er so- ma-ny
years a-go, I don't 'xactly 'ir.cm-ber
when, we had a goose, and we hus
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 little pigs, all were fresh
and de-light-ful to the city boy, and
his cou-sins 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
.turnkeys in the shops, does he?" said
.Dot. ; .
?^??a-^tbe tur-key took no no-tice of
them, Bri-an's courage soon came
back. Sud-denly he gave a great
shout and'' pointing to the tur-key's
wattles, he cried ex-cit-ed-ly, "Why.
the tur-key's got a trunk!"
' Dot and Mar-ie laugh-ed so much at
Bri-an's dis-cov-ery that Bri-an be
gan to laugh too, al-though he did
not know why; so it was a ve-ry hap
py par-ty that mo-ther cal?-ed in
doors at last
But all the time he stay-ed at the
farm no-thing plea-sed Brl-an so much
as watch-Ing the tur-key, and when
he wac quite a big boy his cou-sins
used to re-mind him of the tur-key's
trunk.-Cassell's Little Folks.
They Lived COO Years Ago.
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
his 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, cr Chec
co, as his little companions called
him, loved literature, and daily the
longing to be a great writer grew in
him. His father, a passionate man,
could not give up the desire to see
hit 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, ard
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 Is 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 crowued
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 inter?s* 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
waa^ the wish which he had once PX
pr?'?se? to his friend Boccaccio ful
fill?d-1 ? desire that death find me
r^aijing or writing."-Chicago Record
/\ * What the Wave Bald, lo 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
toxis, waded in the water, caught a
Jelly fish, and did lots of things.
By and by Molly got tired of play
in,;, 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 ?in
adventure of mine." And it gava 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 mothei\ 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 t^ie big tears were
a-rolling down her face." And the
little wave gave another chuckle.
"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 como
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 ur''-. 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. "0, come
back, do, please, little wave," cred
Molly, "and tell me how you made
her laugh." .
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
know-" ' '
"Of course I do," said Molly, clasp
ing he hands." .
?.Well," said the little wave, as Ir
roiled 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 lind 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 bulkhead, he
said. I told him all the story 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 wo
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 laughed,
but never a word she said about the
story the little wave told her.-Brook?
STRIDES IN MATCH-MAKING.
Croat Part Played by Machinery - Cuba
The consolidation of two large
match companies recently effected in
London attarcts attention to the great
growth of the business abroad, and,
curiously, its apparent inability to se
cure a foothold in Cuba. The union of
the Diamond Match company with the
Bryant & May concern makes un
doubtedly the largest incorporation of
its kind in the world. An idea of the
total output of matches is to be had
by figures furnished by the Atlantic
Match company, one of the strongest
competitors. Five hundred million
matches are said to be made daily
in Europe, and these figures may be
doubled for tne United States.
One factory in Ohio alone ls cred
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United States in the manufacture of
matches, and some $20,000,000 invest
ed. What an important part modern
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
give," said a match representative
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
periorlty 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 not seem to get
in. Some attribute this lack of suc
cess to the popularity of the' small
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 be a strange Havana, In
deed, without the ragged little match
boy. Cubans will not use any other
kind of a match."-New York Post.
alie Wealthy Indlnn.
White men and women are em
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the Osage Indians, of Oklahoma, who
feel so rich that they scorn the
thought of work for themselves, and
insist that that is what white folks
are for. These Indians live in shacks
or tepees and dress in full Indian
costume, which is made of the finest
materials and Includes beaded shirts
and moccasins and th gaudiest of red
blankets. They drive the best horses
and carriages to be had. Each mem
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child, has an Income of $400 a year.
This ls the Interest on the proceeds
from the sale of their lands in Kansas,
and also from the leasings of their
tribal lands for pasturage. There are
about 2000 members of the tribe.
Kuli Took Scconcl-Storv Room.
Missing a young bull, weighing over
300 pounds, Henry. G. Wagner, a farm
er of Strausstown, Pa, instituted a
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 ot the build
And AIRO Lawyer i.
Bobblj-Pa, what happeus when
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Father-The pa^'enstu? see stars,
my son.-Smart Set i
"f?ow did the horse shoe come to be
regarded as a symbol of good luck?"
"Well, the first patent granted in
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