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ff Bill Mathison
Bow Magic and the Mos
Bill Mathison stood in the cabin!
ibrway malevolently regarding the
iddle of many-poled lodges across'.
-JO. river. Shrill yelps rose In. a
chorus as a copper colored, crone'is
sued from a lodge and hurled male
Ictions' and pieces of firewood at a
ick of thieving mongrel dogs. On
ie flat beyond the tepees, a hunch of
mies, a thousand head br more, of
mingled breeds and many colors, were
being held together in a compact mass
I by mounted Indians, while scores on
?g foot prowled through the circling
jfe'aerd, catching trim little ponies and
leading them to their tepees.
% "Blast 'em!" growled Bill. "If
they stay another week, antelope 'll
be nae mair plentifu' than water on
the Kvaave; an'..there'll no be grass!
ecoo' on yon bottom tae teed a)
healthy prairie dog, mair less a bunch j
1 "If we was in God's, country now/
li mourned Todd Wayne, as he wiped
> the last ot the breakfast dishes, "an'
sech do i n's waa takln' place, there'd
be a bunch uh Injuns hot-foptin' lt for
the reservation, with sartain repre
sentatives uh Uncle Sammy givin' 'em
a touch uh high life on the rear.
These here Canadians is more deliber
"Oh, ay! they'll be aroond." Bill
caught a whiff of the rank odor that
hangs like a halo about an Indian !
camp. He slammed the 'door vicious-1
ly, and sat down.jvith his feet cocked
y up on the*stfe??&ront.. "But the red
deevlls 'l?^ha^hs?*the hides an' jerked
meat they'll want by that time. It's a
cryin' shame tae see the puir beasties
murdered by the hoondred."
"It shore is," Todd agreed, "but I
don't se* that we got any license f
Z enforce the game laws-them bucks is
somewhat numerous for two white ;
Over in the Blackfoot camp the
e, hunters mounted and rode north;
? fourscore greasy, bead-bedecked abor- j
igines, wrapped in the many-hued
blankets furnished by a benevolent I
Indian Department, their post-trader
rifles"looped to their saddle horns.'
Ten miles north of the Red Deer no I
: loft breathed chinook had touched the
hSls since the first fall of snow. Bliz
' zards, bearing the chill of the ice
pack and ever-lying snows, swept up
from the north and tore across the j
|. wilderness that lies between the North
Saskatchewan and the Red Deer, driv
, ing the antelope farther and farther!
south; for when the snow covers the
grass on the hills, and buries the
? sagebrush in the hollows, the prong
horns must see?* fresh grazing
. grounds. That was why the Black
; feet under Medicine Child jumped the
reservation and hunted in^the Red
Their method was simple and, un
der the conditions, eminently success
ful. Then they rode in a body until
they came to the deep snow. Then
they scattered east , and west. Until
there was ,a csescent-shaped -line of
braces,! five miles from 'end to end.
In this formation they.'combed the]
country, driving thousands of ante-|
lope before them to^h, bend in th?'riv
ar, -across whici? bccaus? of the glassy
Ice, the -prong-horns could not go.
When the frightened wild things
surged to and fro, seeking to break '
through the ever-tightening lines, the
Indians cast off their mask of stolid
ity and fell to slaughtering, with
flashing eyes and shrill whooping, un
Hjjtil the last antelope had broken des
v perate^Tsthrough the line ot barking
./guns br lay unheeding in the tram
pled snow. .
? ' The popping of guns down the riv
.. ter and the sight of the squaws hasten
? lng away with skinning knives and
pack ponies to carry the meat, pro?!
invoked Bill Mathison to the utterance
of profane sentiments. As he andi
Todd Wayne surveyed the' killing
from-the roof of the ?a! f shed, and
speculated on the length ot time lt
Would take to wipe out the antelope
on the Red Deer at that rate, there
Came a jangle of balls, and a single'
boree sleigh slipped out ot tha mouth
of the coulee down which ran the
borne ranch trail. i
. "Good enough! That's the vise I
. gent that teaches school at Beaver
: ?rossln'," Todd exclaimed. ."I'm!
shore glad somebody's come along,
yuh're good company, Scotty, but]
yuh've got t' bropdln' over this Injun
j proposition, and it'?, gettin' mouoto- j
nous.1* . ' ...,
"Aw, whisht yer fule talk," com-]
m anded Bill. Then he shouted hos?
pltably to tho newcomer, ^Plt yer nag
V the stable an' gas rieht in. We'll
be wi' you as soon as we feed these
blattin* beasts o' calves."
When Bill and Todd finished taking i
care of their stock they hastened to
the cabin. The schoolteacher had
built a roaring fire, and was interest- j
edly watching the Indian camp i
through a space he had thawed on the
frosted window pane. A box, about
two feet square, stood&in the centre
of the floor;-'? The lid was thrown
back, exposing a queer looking thing
that immediately a**-"
"Say, now, How
"what breed uh n
Looks like a cross b
engine an' a blacksm
. "That?" laughed .
a magic lantern. I'i
the Forksto giv?*a
ment. Pictures, yo
tableau or two-^-with
"I never like f ra
cbinery unless I know
%n' harmless, " Todd <
ularly, as he deposited
"A mageek lantern
Bill. And he viewed
.great deal of Interest
During the prepare
'.Bill and Todd expia
.vhat fashion ot fcflk
ors In the lodge- acre s
dwelt with muchw?mpl
that they were undesh
"It's no richte for t
fae allow tn% red-Heev
ii body's dooryard, as
I'V their killin' die
till there'll no be anither bunch como
tae the Red Deer for ten year,"
"Bill has been a-wishin' he was a
'heap big medicine man/ " Todd, the
irrepressible, confided to Howell, "so
that he could get out ar.' scare these
here Blackfeet off'n the face uh the
After' supper the three clustered
round the stove, for the mercury was
marking time around the " twenty-be
low " point, and^the hoar frost hung
thick on the window panes. Howell
and Todd discussed the various phases
of the Indian^.Question, but Bill sat
silent, puffing'industriously at his
pipe. H? se?med to be studying over i
some matters, and-at times his eyes
rested speculatively on Frank How
ell's lantern case.
Suddenly Bill dropped his fe et "from
?the top of the oven door with a thump
that brought a reproving look from
Todd. He-knocked the ashes out of
his pipe, on the stove front, and
stowed it away in his pocket. ? Then
he looked from one to the other and
spoke. "I hae a plan for scarin' these
red bodies finely," he began, rather
"Throw it out uh yuh, Scotty,"
cried Todd, enthusiastically. "I'm
the greatest son-of-a-gun t' work out
schemes yuh ever saw--only I never
can think uh one t! work."
s _"It's no/on^ye 1'11-be dependin' tae
wark oot the thing,". retorted .EUI.
"Ye?Yno hae a big part tae*playi- It's
on Mr. Howelf here ma plan depen's,
an' maybe he'll no care tae tak a
"Let's hear your plan, by aU
means," Howell said, impulsively. "If
there's any sport in it I'll be right
with you. " ?
Thus pressed Bill voiced his Idea,
and when he had done Todd Wayne
and the schoolteacher were Idiotically
44 Yuh've shore got a vivid imagina
tion," Todd assured him. "Yuh ought
t' been one uh these here stbry-writin'
sharps, Bill, with sech a noble set uh
thlnk-wofks-yuh shore had. "
"I prophesy that we startle the no
ble red man a little, anyway," How
ell chuckled, gleefully, "even If lt
doesn't act as Bill thinks it will."
It was a cloudy night, and the
ranch lay under a high bank, which
masked the cabin and stable, .the cor
rals and calf sheds with unbroken
gloom. Bill and Todd bundled them
selves in fur coats and caps; they put
on extra socks and dry moccasins and
went outside. Their actions,did not
betray anything unusual. They sim
ply secured an axe each, and split a
good sized pile of firewood.
They piled the wood forty or ilfty
yards from the cabin almost on the
river bank. Whiled Todd whittled
shavings tc-"" start a fire 3111 dived
into thV cabin, reappearing in a mo
ment with a ten-foot square of white
cotton.; This he .fastened securely to
?, line, that rah from the woodpile to
he stable, placing bl odes, of wood on
the lower ejige-.tp,h]old..ltt?ut. - -
When -Bill had completed7 bis .task;
Todd signified tba* b? was ready to
start the Ure.:"Bill shouted to 4he
cabin: "We're ready nop, if ye are."
The window lights were abruptly
blotted out a second after ho spoke.
They fanned the fire a. little, and as
the flame shot up a nipping night
breeze caught and blew it to a roaring
blaze. From the blackness of the
cabin wallia yellow glare of light shot
forth, wavered a moment, then fast
ened fairly on the white. cotton
square, and disappeared.
"The old boy's got tho proper fo
cus, all right, all right," Todd re
marked, jocularly, "Ain't lt about
time t'? begin the grand march?
S'nose your copper faced friends don't
get curious?" ^
"Dinna ye,fear,* Bill replied, test
ily, "the red deevlls 'll he here tagt
?neo*. Hae ye the concertina?"
"I shore have," sald.Todd, produc
ing the instrument,. *j ain't no Pad
dyroosky, Bill, but I'll do the best
lean." * % I
He squatted in "the snow - by the
fire, and, slipping his mitts Into his
coat pocket, stretched the bellows and
I rans his fingers over the keys, of the
antiquated affair, -The squeaking'
notes shrilici wonderfully loud In tlte
silence. While Todd Indulged inl?
few preliminary flourishes, Bill
Heaped wood on the fire,".-Then be
slipped.nout of bia. Jur ..\foat/'and
straightened up wittf" a six-shooter in
his hand; the barking crack-crack of
it went echoing far np andflflowu the
The Blackfeet, peering out of their
tepees at the report pf the gun, noted
the fire by the Gordon Une -camp,
They looked with growing wonder at
the figures of the two men vividly
' silhouetted In the glare, one huddled
by the fire, the other capering before
lt with loud , cries an<^ strange con
tortions Of his bodv; and as the;
squeaky trill of the concertina drifted
over the frozen river, the Indian dogs
voiced ? canine protest that died away
in an eerie, wolf-like howl. Hesitat
ing between curiosity aa<Js/supersti
us fear, the Blackfeet listened and
..tched silently, until Wolf-That
.ns-Swlftly, medicine man, struck
Inflated chest with tho palm of
hand, and spoke.
'It may be that' the white men
'e drank too much firewater," he
Hied. "Or they may make medi
3 against us; for they like us not.
.11 fifty lodges, of the Blackfeet
id Iff fear before two palefaces?
us cross the river and behold the
(ga they do! My medicine ls
nger than theirs-and lt is far
rhere dwell the redcoats, In their
tepees of wood."
y the time Bill Mathison had exe
d some thirty different steps of
Highland fling, great drops of
it were standing out on his tanned
ks, and lt was with a feeling ot
kfulness that he heard Todd
'1 encouragingly, "Gc to lt, ,old
Yuh got 'em a-comln'." As
balanced airily on the toes of
foot, pirouetting like a giddy
is girl, and yip-ylpping in a man
hat amazed even Todd, he heard
huming pat-pat of moccasins in
the snow. He glimpsed a line of in
scrutable bronze faces peering at him
-but of the dark. Closer they pressed,
until the light of the: fire.^touched,
their features with its; glow,..nndlhelr
figures took on tangible shape. The^
.Bill faced them with hands ojgBMea)j? ?
Todd fingered the keys dolDr??s^M^
"Have the Blackfeet' come to^be^1
hold the strength of my medicin??.*^
he asked, calmly. Bill spoke the'
Blackfoot tongue like a chief of the
tribe,, and wide knowledge of thfeir*
customs and superstitions gave him
a solid foundation to work upon. '
"What medicine does the white
maa boast of?" Wolf-Tbat-Runs
Swif; ;y demanded. In a scornful tone.
"Does he think the Blackfeet are lit
tle children to fear a fire and a thing
that squeaks and groans with a
"Listen! For many days the Black
feet have had good hunting on the
Red Deerv Is it not so?" Bill made
a gesture" up and dow jj the river.
"Our young men nave had good
hunting," responded Wolf-That-Runs
Swiftly, spokesman by virtue of his
position when medicine talk was
"Even so!" thundered BUL "The
hunting has been good-so good that
the young men, having powder a
plenty, slaughtered the prong-horns
for the joy of killing. And now the.
carcasses, stripped only ot hide arid'
tongue, He on th? river bottoms as
close together as the cottonwoods in
the coulees; so that when the chin
ook comes the stink'-pf them will
drive even the gray badger to the high
lands. Wherefore, O men of the
Blackfoot nation! the Great Spirit is
angry. And he has said to me this
night, 'Make medicine, and I, the
Great Spirit, will send a sign that the
Blackfeet who hunt under Medicine
Child may be warned and cease their
wanton slaying of the deer." ..
Wolf-That-Rutfs-Swi?tly and' Medi
cine. Child exchanged guttural confi
dences for a minute. The younger
Indians stood silent, but the gleam in
their roving eyes betoken sn uneasy
spirit. All through thi3 Todd Wayne
with bowed head faithfully squeezed
pianissimo strains out of tte concer
tina, oblivious, seemingly, to his sur
"We would see the sign," boldly
declared Wolf - That - Runs - Swiftly.
"We are no coyotes, to be driven from
our hunting by a white man who
speaks loudly. Show our young men.
the sign, white medicine-maker."
Turning his back on the Indians,
Bill Mathison threw his arms aloft
and shouted invocation to the black
masseB of cloud-drift overhead. The
strident'tones of him went bellowing
across the hills. What he said was
Greek to the Indians, and even Todd
Wayne, though he attended strictly
to the orchestral part of the affair,
racked his brains to make sense of
the words. But Frank Howell, list
ening through a window, caught such
"They reeled, they set, they cross'd,
. they cleekit,
Till ilka carlin swat and reeklt,
And coost her duddles tae the wark,
. And linket at it 1' her sark,''
and he leaned against the casement,
holding hands' to his,-shaking "side?.
Of a surety Bill ?Tathispn knew how
to conjure up.sp'jfts. *? " ?
Suddenly be .jeased and held both
^aifirEf #^hf ^ying^fire? palms'
cowr i .?re. :?s a sputter, a bril
lia: slr o/ lo?d-red flame that
died away isLg^jH' 'Bill faced th?;
cabin and, pomlri^Jnio tha gloom,
As he spoke a 'yenp.w glaro .showed
fearsomely bright, on what seemed
empty atmosphere. In a' breath a
group of Indians stood where the yel
low beam, had clared, then they were
eclipsed by a"..squad of moulted po
lice, tbs Riders "of the North, their
red coats standing out like splotches
of scarlet paint. A brief space they,
linge-ed, startlingly life-like, then'
there was nothing but black night.
? "Have the Blackfeet seen?" howled
Bill. "Let them look again, Behold
' Bill delivered himself cf more
language as another scene flashed
boldly ont, It was a smoke-stained
ground-a fcrlm picture, perfect in
dot nil, Back from the bodies .a
gaunt, gray wolf squatted on his
haunches, nose pointed skyward, as
though he were calling his brethren
to the grewsome feast,
Bill turned on his heel as the plc?
ture went out like a match lu the
wind, -but there was no half circle of
glitter?ng-eyed braves, Th^re was
nothing' but the shuffling pet-pat of
many moccasins in the crisp snow,
and Todd Wayne, sitting by a few
glowing embers, grinning ioollshjy
up at him.
* "They drifted," said Todd, tersely.
"Mon/mon!" Bili Mathison Bald,
earnestly-when, next morning, there
was no sign of the Blackfoot camp,
"the puir antelope'll be thankfu' for
the nicht's wark. But wha wad 'a'
thought the ignorant bodies wad flee
frae a mageek lantern-an' a bit o'
Bobble Burns!"-Bertrand W. Sin?
Breton Birthday Tarty.
. A birthday party of 147.men, wom
en and children, all the direct de
scendants* of an old lady 100 years of
age, gathered upon the 100th birth
day of Mtoe. Anne le Cleach In the
little village of Guilvinec In Finisterre
The old lady, who is a widow now,
was married at fifteen. She had four
teen children, six cf whom are still
alive. Mme. le Cleach'si oldest grand
daughter has herself been .a grand
mother for seven yBars. The whole
family form rather more than a third
of the inhabitants of their village and
Mme. le Cleach, who enjoys the best
of health, knows every one of them
by-sight and name.-London ,3 vening
Conceited Men .Never Popular.
A man who show* himself too well
satisfied with himself is Seldom
pleased with others; and thej', in re
turn, are not disposed to like him.-^
All great forces are invisible and
silent; only their effects are seen.
The power of a true life, who can
measure it? - *^9?mmo f
. - *
" GROWN UP PEOPLE, f?
Margie's mother was, sowing some
J seeds and explaining how they would
\4X>m? up "plants.
_ "Oh,"yes!" exclaimed Margie, "they
go! to bed babies and get up grown
A TURTLE DAY.
I want to tell you about an eiperi
ence I had last spring when I had.the
turtle fever and was very anxious to
find some turtles ms'self. I started
out one morning carrying ? net over
my shoulder in search of them. I
walked all around a little "lake where
turtles would most likely live, but not
a trace could I find. I w?s about tu
give up when I remembered a little
pond near the lake where I had often
seen turtles. I walked cautiously
around the edge and then my heart
gave a leap, for there in the bottom
of the pond, Tight near the shore,
was a turtle. Now every one knows
thatithese reptiles dive.iato the mud
:at the ?east noise, and it'requires a
cautiouE and quick movement to get'
one, SQ; I thought it best to catch it
with my hand. :Slowly I reached to
ward lt and then made a grab. But
ouch! such a slimy, horrid creature
I held. - Not like the ordinary water
turtle at all; but a soft spongy shell
and a >blg ?ead that twisted around
and trio'd to bite me. I never had
such aa unpleasant surprise. I
d/oppe^ the turtle, you may be sure,
b"ut after so much labor'I was deter
mined not to go home empty- hand
ed.* So I tried to take him home in
,a handkerchief, but his ugly hqad
first peered out from one corner and
then from the other. He" frightened
me so that I dropped hip?, handker
When I am out at playo?' . "
Duke ju mps and frisks nboutf
Runs when n? sees me run- I
-Barks when he hears me shout!
And when. I trudge to school :
Across the grassy nelda . '
Wbo should it bc but'-Duke
Galumphing at wv heels!- ?
" ' "-Written .for. the Wa
chief and all, into, the ,.p?nd. For a
long tfihe after tha? ?-.-d?d^not try-to
in', the Now York Tribune. .' .
ON THE MERRICK RO AD.
* Life on the .Merrick road,Pj which
leads along the south shore of Long
Island, oa a sunny Sunday,'afternoon
is a very exciting thing. ( At sunrise
the "honk" of the first automobiles
wakes the slumbering resident, and
from that time on till lafe af-night
there is ?;n endless procession of vehi
cles going to and fro. There is every
thing from a 110,000 French car to
r At hal:!-past 4 on Sunday afternoon,
"a 'bus full of fellows, who evidently!
had been on an excursionturther down
t . Island, came lumbering along
I?. MerricS road, The oceup?nta,
all .very much"intoxicated, were quar
reling among themselves, A couple
of them were half asleep, A small
boy, a brother of one of the men, sat
on the steps, paying no attention to
his comrades, The dispute 'became
more and more heated.- One ot the
sleepers woke up, but, in spite of the
efforts of the rest, the' other man
could not be aroused, A? last, full of
anger and alcohol, the company fell
upon, him and beat him until he
Jumped out and ran up the road,
where a free for all, fight followed,
Numbers being against him, he'soon
fell down in the road,.-when four of
the men kicked him in the head, At
this a few of the assailants became
faint-hearted and ran off, breaking
down hedges, trampling over flower
beds and arousing all the dogs in the
By this time a policeman and a-fire
man arrived and arrested four of the
chief offenders." Three they, let go,
taking the drunkenest man to the
Board of Health office for the nigh
and to Mineola jail. The one who
had been Kicked was taken to a doc
tor, where he Bad his head tied, up
The road in the wake of the wagon
as strewn with sausages", b?er bot
les and tin cans. The town officials
arrested fifteen automobiles for fast
driving. This was an exciting Sun
day for Freeport.-Harriet T. Mum
ford, in the New York Tribune.
LOVE THE BIRDS.
The birds of different*c?irntries and
climes make a most interesting study,
.and the more we learn of our little
feathered kinsfolk of the air the more
will we love them and hold their life
and liberty dear. To destroy the life
of a bird for the purpose of mere kill
ing-to display one's marksmanship
-is simply murder, and nothing
.more, even though the victim be a
bird. Life is given to all creatures of
the air, the waters and the land by
our Creator, and not one should be.|
held lightly. Therefore, when chil
dren kill birds for the mere sake of
killing they :-;are committing very
grievous sin. And to capture and
cage them is even more wicked, for
a bird in a cage is the same as a child
in a prison, removed from all that it
holds dear in lifo. Every boy and
girl who reads this should try to im
agine himself and herself kidnaped [
by some great monster, v/lth whom
he and she had no connection what-1
ever, and carried" away from hom
and friends and locked In a great ir ou
cage, just large enough to admit of
the prisoner having a few feet in
which, to jump about and get exer
cise, to depend on forgetful monsters
for food and water, to have his or her
prison .hung in cold or hot'places, to
bb neglected and starved, and again
overfed.' When they have fancied
themselves inf :this unhappy captivity
the boy and girl will have some sort
of idea of the unhappy lot of an im
Now, the world had birds to fly
and to sing before man was- created.
Birds are as much a part of the beau
tiful earth .as are the flowers and
trees. There are- so many kinds of
birds that to just read over the names
of "a few of the varieties will rouse
any boy's and girl's interest, and they
will at once desire to learn something
about each of these varieties, and of
others that will come under their no
tice when the subject has? been taken
up. The tropical countries are richer
In variety than are the northern coun
tries. And the birds are larger'and
morfe beautifully feathered in the
tropics. Many of them have most
curious habits, and form a never-end
ing source of enjoyment to read and
A list of the namc3 of different
families of birds, so to. speak, is given
here, birds that are most interesting
to know about. They are the nightin
gale, the robin, the song thrush, the
owl, the nuthatch, the skylark, the
magpie, tho trogon, the rack?t-talled
motmot, the .Mwope^tbe bee-eater,
the hornbill (many varieties), the
laughing jackass, kingfisher^ the
cuckoo, the mountain parrbt, the
<*'''.>. ,.<" . ...
And when sometimes Uni spanked,
As every boy must be,
Duke, with his single eye,
Looks oh right angrily;
He growls out: "Let that hoy be!
"Don't lict-.that little chum of mine!"
\nd then he licks my tears away,
Tith sympathetic whine!
?ton ?tar by Marietta M. Andrews.
cockatoo, the kaka, the kea, the
swift, the morepork, the nightjars,
&xe.?&u jnmlngblrd,"rithe. .pelican, the
cormorant, the frigatebird, tho gan
net, the screamer, the pochard*-the
sheldrake, the secretarybird, the" vul
ture, the kite, the esprey and the
. The above list Includes birds of ail
countries, and it will be a pleasure
for the young reader to sort them, ar
ranging them in their climatic order.
Then study them singly, thus becom
ing '.rtimato with our feathered kin
all ovrer the world.-Mary Graham, in
the Hartford Post, '
? n; -r- OT-??**>>W**?*|
. A Welsh flrm ls exporting to Brazil
briquets made from waste coal and
ccal tar pitch, moulded under pres?
sure and heat,
Coin'pelllng.. oysters to produce
pearls by placing a foreign substance,
sach as small pebbles, In their shells,
.has becom9 an extensive industry, in
-which the Japanese have specially ex?
celled, but the Chinese can claim dis
tinction In the originality of one of
the substances often used by them,
Paul Becquerel has exposed seeds
of lucerne mustard and.wheat to the
temperature of liquid air for threo
weeks, and subsequently for h?urs,
to the temperature of hoting; hydro
gen, ?o"8 degrees centigrade/ and yet
all of . the lucerne and mustard seeds,
and several of the wheat seeds,r-ger?
mlnated normally when planted.
Bees were unknown to ihe Ingana,
but .they were brought over fronrSng
mntbonly a fow year3 after the land
ing of the pilgrim fathers. M was
more than two centuries after the
flrs't white invasion of New England,
however, before modern beekeeping
began. The industry of the present
day dates from the invention of tho
movable frame hive by Langstreth,
Canadian doctors having reported
frequent cases of slight injury or
strain to passengers alighting from
electric cars, tho Toronto Railway
Company at the request of the Rail
way afcd Municipal Eoard has mads
some experiments with both two and
three &tep3 below the car platform
leveh The latter wera found to pro
ject too far from the side of the car,
but the two step pattern II?B been
An electric rail girder has been de
vised by the Albany and Hudson
Railway for use in grinding the wing
rails'of.frogs to insure smoother pas
sage of car v/heels. A motor Is car
ried in an ordinary hand car, a sort
of email .barrow carrying the emery
wheel being suspended from a crane
overhanging the end of the car, and
the operator supplying the necessary
pressure upon the grinding wheel
through tho bandies of the barrow.
TALKED AT WRONG TIME.
Apparently the English law courts
hare the poke maker's attitude to
ward talkative wives. It is not
strange'for a.judge to feel that way
liter having grown gray in hearing
iomestic troubles aired in court. In
i London municipal court in a sep
aration suit recently, the wife plain
tiff was on the stand. First, she ap
peared subdued and nervous, but sud
ienly becoming more "at home,""she
burst forth into an astonishing flow
pf words. Judge Bacon at first was
Dverwheimed by the rising tide. At
last, however, he cried loudly: "Be
luiet, woman! You are not talking
to your-husband! ."-New York Press.
TELL FORTUNES .WITH GRASS.
A simple method of telling tar
j tunes, quite as unique and interesting
Us the daisy method, is to us?, four
blades of wiry grass five or six inches
long.. Name the grass with your
sweetheart's name. Place the blades
together and tie in a single knot.
Then take-, two blades and tie near
the end in a double knot. Repeat
this with the remaining blades 'until
there are four such knots. Then un
tie the centre knot. The form tho
grass assumes determines your for
tune; namely, one circle means that'
your sweetheart loves you; two s?j-l
arate circles ^hat he hates you; a cir
cle within a circle .hat he is going to
propose to you.-New Haven Reg
* MARRIED IN HASTE.
It has been said that the exper-J
llenCid man would never marry if he)
didn't marry in haste, bacausa ka j
knows too well the proposition that
tie must face and fight, but, lucky
Indeed is the man who does marry ia
baste ii the helpmate is fortified with
something more than her phj'sical
strength-because, there comes a
time when it is convenient to fall
back on a- substantial fortune. Not
ill suitable candidates are so blessed,
but, perchance a man can boast, of
<"Li > Creamed Parsnips on
Ci, o \ tender, then season wi
salt to taste. Prepare a
, and one-half tablespoon
one cupful of milk, one
eighth of a'teaspoonful o
wise and la^'them in tl
bread is toasting, then
toast; dress with a sauc<
the absolute affection and tested sym
pathy of such a one and that affection
ls crowned with all the desirable at
tainments and attributes of character,
then, let him marry In haste, he
should be congratulated indeed.. With
;"hlm there is no occasion for'regret,
there is no bitterness .or. no.soreness..
But lc1 him watch out-in the final
inning impulse 'may overthrow his
most flattering prospects. - Nev/
"Nothing ls too bizarre and nothing
Is too expensive to appeal to the
woman with the overdressing " mi
crobe," said a New York designer."^
really beautiful clothes. "It is strange
that so many women .are devoid of
the sense' of what is appropriate in
dress. Gowns which would be at
tractive at an afternoon reception are
worn shopping; velvets and Jewels
and trailing skirts and fluffy feather
boas burden half the women you meet
walking on the fashionable thorough
fares, women who think-Bays the
mark!-that they are taking- exer
cise. It i's the same in England, On
any of the smart Weet End-Streets
you may see of a morning any num
ber of these overdressed women,
their elaborate costumes topped by a
creation of flowers and feathers anu
ribbons and- beads fearful and 'won?
derful to behold, Once upon a time
the well dressed woman wore a neat
tailor made gown on most outdoor
occasions,"-New York Tribune,
WOMAN'S DARING TRIP,
.'Miss Charlotte.Mansfield, poetess,
novelist and explorer, who undertook
an expedition overland from Cape to
Cairo,'through some of'the wildest
parts of Africa, was forced to glye up
her journey by the sleeping sickness
In the region whsrs Theodore "Roose
velt hunted, The daring trip was
started last winter. Miss Mansfield
was accompanied by an ex-noncom
missioned army officer and his wife,
and two scoro of natives were in her
train. Her' object was, in part, to
study the folklore of the natives and
to interview the pygmies. She at
tempted little hunting beside that
necessary to escure food. When she
returns to England it is expected she
will write a book on her adventures.
She has already gained a name as an
authoress, her novels, "Torn Lace"
and "The Girl and the Gods," having
attracted much attention. She made
her way as far a3 possible on the
Cape-to-Cairo Railroad and then
plunged into the wilderness, facing
many hundreds of miles of tramping.
PERTAINING TO PARASOLS.
When your 'parasol gets shabby,
don't throw it away, there are numer
ous possibilities in lt.
When the covering Is worn at th9
seams, cover it with a blt. of lacs, In
serting oval pieces of applique ; stitch
lt firmly to the material on the out
side and cut the worn silk from un
Worn edges can be finished with a
frill of Inch-wide velvet or silk ribbon
in the middle of each panel.
The ribbon is gathered in the cen
tre and is made one tone deeper than
For greater elaboration the bow
knot can be arranged in the middle of
If the parasol is spotted in one
panel and the rest are In good condi
tion, the spot can he concealed by em
broidering a large oval medallion in
self colors or white, with the mono
gram of the owner in the middle.
A unique effect was seen recently in
a parasol which had a lining of palo
yellow. This was covered with net
in almost the same tone, and the
ruffle wa3 briar-stitched in reddish
THE EACK YARD BEAUTIFUL.
The life that has never contained
a garden of some sort . Is a barren
waste, no matter with what artificial
pleasures-lt may have been crowded,
declares Anne Ericson Cudllppe, in
the Designer. There Is nothing com
parable to the joy of planting, tend
ing and dally watching the unfolding
of bud and blossom which we have
called Into existence, excepting al
ways the dependence of a little child
? upon your love and guidance. Shall
suggest ho rules for converting your
bare yards into bowers of loveliness,
for long-suppressed personal whims
and fancies .should be harmlessly in
dulged in the establishment of a true *
garden. For those whose chiefest
pleasure Hes In anticipation there are*
i.appy weeks to he spent selecting the
..vines, shrubs and plants most'ad"
I mired, to be welcomed as old friends
when they have finally taken their
appointed place in the garden.
Nor will this familiarity rob them
of newland interesting features. On
the other hand, the impetuous nature,
fond of surprises, can cast the re
sponsibility o? selection upon the very
willing, capable florist who, given
conditions, furnishes bulbs, seeds and
plants, the existence of which was
never dreamed, and each day's un
folding offers continual delightful
surprises of color and form lasting
throughout the blooming season.
It is always possible to drape the
sharp, harsh outlines cf buildings in
a mantle of green, even where there
is room for nothing more, and no
walk should he without Its arbor.
Toast.-Boil a half dozen parsnips
th one tablespoonful of sugar and
sauce by blending over the fire one
fuis each of butter and flour with
-half cupful of water in which the
one saltspoonful of salt and one
t pepper. Split the parsnips length
?e hot sauce. Let: stand while the
arrange them attractively on the
i, garnish with parsley and serve at
Glove-fitting bodices are predicted.
The bolero fashion is at hand again.
Qhlldren ona more wear the pina
Orange Is among the most popular
Low shoes are ornamented with
Shaded silk hosiery has something
of a v<jg%$.
Much Mack velvet ls being used la
The flower hat ls now the rival of
There ls a fad for Inset lace medal
lions on stockings.
Braided and embroidered cotton
soutache buttons prevail.
Jet and bead'fringes are much used
on the smartest gowns.
Muslin evening irocks.are touched
with metallic trimming."
New Paris bats are all large and
show divergent trimmings.
The directoire tunic cf real lace is
new and exceedingly pretty; -
Lace monograms appear on some
of. the most fashionable stockings.
. Washable chamois gloves are
shown both In natural color and
Tucks, still hold favor, but buttons
haye outrun them in the race for first
Collarless gowns are more freely
i worn la daytime than for many sea*
; sons past,
There is a remarkable prevalence
cf foulard lu the handsomest day
Net gloves, the coolest things that
can be worn, may now be had with
?uit3 of silk, from the thick and
heavy shantungs, which permit of In
sets of really handsome lace, to the
lightest and thinnest of Japanese or
glace, hold their own.
Young Men Lazy.
I The young man has had his day so
long in the United States that it is of
more than passing interest to find
j that a majority of the clerks in the
! Department of Labor who are to go
out as a result of Secretary Nagel's
housecleaning are the younger mem
I bers of the staff. Some of the old
men have lost their usefulness
through superannuation, but the boys
shew tho greater amount of laziness
and general shiftlessness. The the*
ory that a man cf fifty and more is
out of the race when once he loses his
.lob ls not borne out by this exper?
! lenee in Washington. The young
chap ls mere valuable than the old
ene If he can shew an equal amount
! of fidelity, steadiness and uniformity
of output. But the distractions of
life are more Hkely to cause his mind
to wander and to make h'm an unre
liable cog in the Industrial machin
ery. For this reason there is still
room, even in America, for the steady
old hand who makes up for his lack
of celerity with other qualities that
are just as valuable io his employer.
-Nebraska State Journal.