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JRDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1912.—THE JUNIOR CALL 1 .
ICAN BOY OF TODAY
•on it in a tent. He owes
n hj g lot, but of this he
ay .tjfiat indicates plenty of
njft» get rigM down and
hat i can get it all paid
winter. Then next spring
to put it in cherry treeF,
and vegetables. I am go
*n the Hniiniil in a tent and
t nij little farm my«elf."
tnotlHT hustling American
'ho Mil undoubtedly "get
right. There are others.
ey Jltz," Boston's get-up
'« iiayor, once went cry
ers «i the streets of Bos
?rtty dawn of the morning
"hen the day was done, and
Edison likes to hark back
when he was a "newsie"
boy, who had to hustle in
helped to develop the self
-1 the industry of his later
> state of Florida is proud
s young' suns, Robert Ful-
Ift, who is only 18 years
he won the Rumrill sehol
larvard. and in doing bo
•r into competition with
l South Carolina, North
entucky, Tennessee, Geor
'ida, Young Webb received
iongrutulation from many
ien. Governo-r OHchrlet of
k the trouble to ."end a
ongrat ulation and also a
the shape of a half penny
ight from the Netherlands,
•c Is a young fellow up
WWI«IMCHEF&.
f9*6ov Cecturer
at 'Whom the state is be
feel proud because of his
ileal achievements. He is
years old and is manager
band in the state. Hβ was
re old when he organized
drum corps in the public
lontpelier that became the
the world, for it had 90
rhe name of this musical
r. D. BartJett, and he not
:s a large band and an or
he also composes many of
he band and the orchestra
as a mandolin club as a
nd when be wants a little
cken Race War
tal issue has arisen in our
the commuter. "Before
I an afraid the civil war
ght all, over again. Any
uthern friends are sure to
some fire eating language.
snt #f our village, who'
;o raise chickens, received
»wle from a South Carolina
a. the neighbors learned
chickens came from they
v.
must get chickens get
lickens. They don't crow
iuch as southern chickens,
me thing in ■ the climate
that makes a chicken crow
as often as a chicken
in any other part of the
uliarity of southern chlck
vs to the amateur poultry
noticed, however, that his
illy did crow more persist
more vigorously than any
■ns he ever had known, and
perienced poulterer assured
tey always would, because
ickens always , do, he sold
juglit New Jersey chickens
w he is in hot water with
i families in our town, and
• knows how the squabble
ite." —Philadelphia Ledger.
,—. •
school Opens
days prophetic eyes
the schoolroom saw
c heroes, presidents,
mers of the law.
,c other side the aisle
it a giggling horde,
led angels who would be
c and reward.
laj'B the schoolroom holds
lam presidents,
cssTfumen who shall rise
■ and power immense.
,c other side the aisle
foreseeing scans
f freckled tads who grow
Iβ also rans.
—McL&ndburgh Wilson.
change from so much conducting and
composing he goes out with the base
ball team, of which he is manager.
It takes a good deal of a sprinter to
get ahead of him on the football team,
and hie athletic achievements are al
most as unusual as his triumphs in
the world of music. He has plenty of
the spirit the American boy is some
times charged with lacking. •
Mhen it comes to the boy on the
farm wo have abundant evidence to
prove that lie is achieving results be
yond thOfte ever achieved by the boys
of a few decades ago, for no boy of
the olden time, when boys were sup
posed to be of so mqch "account,"
ever equaled Uie corn growing achieve
ments of the boys on the farms
In our own day. The corn growing
clubs that have come into existence in
recent years are in part responsible
for this.
The United States , department of
agriculture never did a better thing
for the rural youth of the land than
when it organized theae corn grow
ing dubs, to which thousands of our
American now belong. Some of
them bnv'p finhievfi mit'' ,r> ii '•f""it;i-
STEPKEfIC. LUCE.
tlon. like "Jerry" Moore of gouth Car
olina, the boy who grew 228 bushels
of corn on a single acre of. ground.
More than $50,000 worth of prizes
have been given to t,be boys of the
south for their corn growing exploits
and last year there were nearly 60,000
boys' corn clubs in the United. States.
Burly Seagrave, a boy at Riggers, Ark.,
netted $695, including prices, from a
single ncre of corn he cultivated.
Junius Hill, "Bennie" Beesoon and
"Ben" Leath, three boys down south,
each grew more than 200 bushels of
corn to the acre last year, while 62
of the boys of Georgia received
diplomas from the governor of the
state because they had produced an
excess of 100 bushels of corn to the
CHARCUTERIE VS. DELICATESSEN
"A 'charcuterie , is just a Frenchified
delicatessen shop," briefly explained a
New York housekeeper to an Inquiring
newcomer In an apartment house neigh- '
borhood.
As a plain statement of the fact, no
better explanation could have been
given. But to have omitted the ad
jective "Frenchified" woul<J have been
a sad mistake. It is Just the Frenchy
element that marks the difference be
tween the charcuterie and the delica
tessen.
With the addition of the word "char
cuterle" on the sign of *he up to date
delicatessen dealer cc > a slight
though perceptible chant, . the goods
offered for sale. Importe; of foreign
delicacies, because of this change in -
name, feel warranted in urging upon
the progressive dealer a variety of
French eatables that were formerly not
considered strictly necessary.
The well stocked charcuterie carries
mushrooms in many forms —mushrooms
fresh, mushrooms dried and mushrooms
in glass and in tin. What, pray, would
a French entree amount to devoid of
mushrooms There are also truffles in
many forms, and, when obtainable, one
finds here the queer looking green hazel
nuts and almonds, such as the Parisian
loves to munch as he walks back and
forth from work. There are bowls of'
stewed fruits or "compotes," which
are both healthful and economical. The
French know the secret of using: dried
fruits instead of fresh to the best pos
sible advantage. In season there arc
baked pea us and baked peaches, such as
an American cook would never dream
of preparing.
Candied fruits that were never a
part of the stock of the delicatessen
shop are to be found at the charcuterie,
for these assorted fruits are necessary
for the decorating of French pastry and
for ornamenting fancy desserts, as the
French know so well how to do. The
thrifty housewife may buy only a quar
ter's worth, perhaps, for she knows
how to make a little go a long way. She
clips the cherries in halves, she snips
the piece of preserved pineapple into
tiny wedges, and she cuts the strip of
acre and the common impression re
garding Georgia has always been that
it was "ivo great shaJtes , ' of a corn
growing state. Bernard Hagglund, a
boy of the knee trousers age in lowa,
last year produced the best 10 ears
grown in the state in a junior corn
growing contest and the achievements
of the boys in lowa as corn growers
prove that there is plenty of the hust
ling spirit in them.
One has only to look over tho full
list of the Carnegie Hero commission
awards to discover that our American
boys are not lacking in heroism and
that their courage can run high on
occasion. Of the 583 awards made by
the Carnegie Hero Fund commission
up to January of the present year 107
Rave been to boys under 19 years
old and some less than J 6 years old.
The youngest boy in the list is Charles
LEE McMAHAN.
Champion Speller of the West.
F. Falvey, a lad of 10 years, who lost
his life while trying to save another
boy from drowning. Erford 11. Coon
and Hector L.. Mac Donald, lads of but
12 years each, lost their lives, while
trying to save other boys from drown*
ing. One of the boys to receive not,
only a medal but $2,000 Iμ cash for
his education is Frank F. Berg, a boy ,
of 14 years, of peexla. 111., whp saved
a woman from, drowning after she had
fallen into the Ohio, river. The full
report of the Carnegie Hero Fund
commission contains many pathetic
instances of boys who, have been brave
at the cost of. their own lives, and
one can not read this report without
feeling like taking off one's hat to
some of the,brave lade, of America.
The way in which the boy is mak
ing good in the business world is
worthy the attention of those who are
disposed to apply the discreditable
angelica until it simulates whatever
she has in mind as to decoration,
whether it is a vine of email green
leaves or a sunburst effect for the
center of her dish.
French estragon, chervril and tarra
gon for flavorings are to be found in
these French establishments, and these
green herbs, finely minced and strewn
over lettuce or romalne, constitute the
typical French salad. Fancy vinegars
for salad making and for flavoring
sauces are to be found here also, and
are a useful hint for American cooks
who long fpr the secret of French
flavorings.
French entrees in tin, spicy little fish
in quaint earthen ware pots and othe#e
in glass and tin are put up in French
fashion either in oil or white wine.
Roast veal, ham and pork, cooked long
and carefully and seasoned a,s the
French chef alone knows how, are
among the cold sliced meats of the
eharcuterle. There Is beef and mut
ton sold here, and rarely corned beef.
It is from the sliced meat feature of
the business that the charcuterle takes
its name. A glance at a French dic
tionary will tell one that a charcuterer
is a slicer of meats as distinguished
from a seller of uncut meats. The
charcutlere is his wife, who, in a really
French establishment, takes an active
part in the business of the chacuterle.
—Now York Times.
Thought It a Fly
Hector yon Bayer, architect of the
bureau of fisheries, was telling fish
stories in Washington. "I was once
fishing for bass in Lake Sunapee," he
said. "Old Jakie was my guide. Jake
chose the fishing ground, and he also
selected the flies.
"The fish rose well till after lunch
eon, then they vanished. After an hour
of, vain casting , , I said to Jake:
" i guess they're taking a siesta now,
eh? ,
"'I guess mebbe they are, , the old
man answered from his armchair in the
stern, 'but any other fly with a bit of
jailer in it Avould do just as well. , "
FRANK F. BERG.
Fourteen Years Old When He Received
Carnegie Medal of S2.CCO for Saving.
iWoman from Drowning.
term of "no good" to the American
boy. Joachim Rfckard of Lynn, Mass.,
a Harvard freshman, is director of a
corporation having large interests at
stake, and he attends every meeting of
the board of directors. Stephen C.
Luce of Vineyard Haven, Mass., is re
futing the commonly accepted opinion
that a boy has "no chance" in a bank
In our day. At 20 years of age young
Luce is possibly the youngest bank
Cashier in the country. He is cashier
of the "Martha's Vineyard National
batik and is also a notary public and
treasurer of the Vineyard Haven public
library. His opportunities have been
no greater than those of the average
American boy. He Was. educated In the
public schools and In a business col
lege, and then he became a bookkeeper
in the bank, of which he is now cashier.
Seldom does one hear of a boy of 11
years making his bow to the public
as a lecturer, but this is what Karl A.
Richers, a boy of 11, living at Salem,
Mans., has done. After having spent a
summer on a farm at Hermon, Me., he
prepared a lecture to which he save
the title," "A City Boy's Vacation on «■
Farm." He took about 100 photo
graphs and had them put on lantern
elides, pn hjs jreturn to Salem the
boy, gave bis .lecture before every
grade of the public school he attends
In Salem. He also gave it before sev
eral clubs,' including %he Salem Fra
ternity.
Roger L. Marble of Brockton. Mass.,
Is a youngster who wiH-surely make
good in the years of his manhood if he
.'keeps up the pace he has set himself
In the Says of his boyhood. He won
over 203 other contestants who were
trying to win the Pettee memorial
scholarship, which give him tuition at
Brown university.
Job Outdone
Walter Damrosch, at a dinner In New
York, was talking about the troubles'
and trials of orchestral conductors.
"A conductor/ lie said, "needs the
patience,' not of Job, but of Liszt. I'll
tell, you a story about Liszt that my
father told me.
"Two men once made a bet that they
could make Liszt angry. So they
' visited his house, found out from his
servant thai the one thing above all
others he Insisted on was a well made
bed and bribed the servant not to make
Uszt's bed that oight.
"The plot, however, failed. Though
Liszt slept badly, and rose haggard and
pale, he taid nothing.
"So the servant was again bribed
not to make the bed and still Liszt
said nothing. ,
"After the third night's bribery, Liszt
summoned the* servant and said to her
gently:
" 'I see you have decided not to make
my bed any more. Well, so be it. The
thing annoyed me at first, but I am
.quite used to it now.'"
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The Quality of Mercy
Mayor Gaynor of New York had be
friended a poor "down and outer," and
for this a lawyer took him to task.
"The fellow's no good," the lawyer
said. "He has only got what was com
ing to him. With his yellow streak the
duffer deserved "
But Mayor Gaynor interrupted the
harsh lawyer with a smile.
"Did you ever hear of the mother,"
he Raid, "who visited Napoleon on be
half of a son condemned to death? The
emperor said the young man had twice
committed the same offense, and jus
tice demanded the forfeit of his life.
" 'But, sire,' cried the mother, 'I don't
plead for justice, but fox mercy. ,
" 'He does not deserve mercy,' said
the emperor.
"'Ah, no; he does not, indeed, , the
mother admitted, 'but it would not be
mercy, sire, if he deserved it.
" 'Well, then," said Napoleon quietly,
'I will have mercy.' "
A String to It
Representative "Billy" , Murray, th«;
young member of congress from one of
the Boston districts, numbers among his
constituents a great many voters of
Irish, Italian and other foreign nation
alities, and, of course, hears a great
many stories about them. Also, he;
knows how to tell• these stories in an;
effective manner. Here is one:
MulvUiill and Cassidy had been sworn
enemies for years. Tho two had en
gaged in a hundred hand to hand battles
in which brickbats and clubs had been
called to "Cinforce heavy Irish fiets, and,
a meeting between the two was alwaya ;
the signal for a fight.
One day, however, Mulvihlll fell off;
the top of a building on which he was;
working and was hauled away to the
hospital, where the surgeons said death
was only a matter of a few hours. A
friend carried the word to Cassidy.
"Now," said the friend, after telling of!
the accident, "poor ould Mulvihlll is:
about to die. Will ye not make it up
wid him, so he will not go to purga
thory wid hate in his hear-rt f'r ye?"
"I will not," said Cassidy, prpmptly.
But at last, won over by the argu-;
ments of the mutual friends, Cassidy;
consented to visit his lifelong enemy'
and effect a deathbed reconciliation. At
the hospital Cassidy, stepping softly,
approached MulvihiH's bedaide.
"Mike," he said, "I do be hearin' ye
ar-re kilt entirely be th , fall ye had, and
I'm here f'r to make it up wid ye be-!
fore ye^o.'S
"An , , Dinnis, ,, replied Mulvihlll, '"Uβ',
glad I am to see ye widout a brick in
yer hand, seem' I'm not able to hould
wan in mine. Me so near dead, it seems
a shame we've been fight in' all these
years, whin we might as well have been
the good frinds. An' I'm glad to know
I'm goin' widout an inimy in the wor'rld
now, so let'e shake hands, Dinnis."
The two clasped hands and talked for
a few minutes on the foolisluies of
strife and the pleasures they might
have had if they hadn't been too busy
fighting and Cassidy started to leave.
Aft he reached the door, however, Mulvt
hill called to him,
"But, Cassldy," was the dying man's
remark, "raymlmber, if I get will, all
this hot air don't go. Raymlmber that!"
-—Washington Star.
Jizo of Japan
Among the Buddhiets in Japan it is
believed that the souls of children go
after death to Sui-no-ka-wara (the;
stony river bed) and there the ? remain
Until they, reach maturity under the:
care of Jizobosatsu, who is represented
as a priest with a long cane In one
hand and a ball in the other.
lie is said to stand in the center of,
the kawarft, says the Christian Herald,
where he preaches t<? the,children as
they pile up stones, one for the salva
tion of their father, one for the mother,;
the third for brothers, the fourth for
sisters and the fifth Cor their own sal
vation.
When night comes on and the wind!
blows hard, a gigantic evil spirit ap
pears and with a huge iron rod knocks,
down the heaps •of atones which the
children have made, and they are so
frightened that they.. run to Jiso and
hide themselves in the, bis sleeves of his
kimono, "which have a miraculous way
of increasing in size according to the)
number of children who seek refuge..
Then the evil spirit disappears and the
children begin again the work of heap
ing up stones. . "
Passing through cemeteries in Japan
one sees tombs that have the wage of
Jizo carved upon them, as the parents,
take that way of gaining the special;
favor of Jiso for their children, and one.
will see the little piles of stones built
up by the parents and brothers and sis
ters of the children with.the hope of!
helping in the tedious work ot the little!
ones in the kawara. .
Mummified Merriment
I mad* a joke and uttered it
Beside a mummy In -a case,
And I could swear he muttered it,
For, when I looked upon his face,
Though many year* bad taken flight
Since he had been upon the earth,
Hie countenance wai very bright.
He actually smiled with mirth.
"Why, oh, why," I cried, ''time grin? I
What is it that excites your glee? ,.
He answered, "It is for a tin
Committed in the years B. C.
Three thousand times- I made that jest*
Since then three thousand times each
year
I've been aroused from my long rest.
And cursed each time that I'd
hear.
It is my punishment," quoth he,
"Whene'er that hoary Joke is said,
Hilarious I'm doomed to be,
Although I'd rather far be dead.- ,
—Stover Cunningham in New York Sun.
Somewhat Like Eve
Rose Pastor Phelps Stokee, at a din
ner in New York, was describing a par
ticularly intelligent tyttle "country
weeker."
"In a eoft and wistful August twi
light," she said, "this little girl and I
stood watching the milking. The lit*
tie girl was complaining about her
shabby clothes —the gift of some char
itable organization.
" 'Eve, , she grumbled quaintly, as
she looked down at her old fashioned
and ill fitting dress—Eve bad nothing
but leaves to wear; and I have nothing
but leavings.' "
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