OCR Interpretation


Abbeville progress. (Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, La.) 1913-1944, April 19, 1913, Image 3

Image and text provided by Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88064057/1913-04-19/ed-1/seq-3/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

CHIUDRUNA
PIN MONEY FOR BOYS
Seeds for Planting Should Be
Carefully Assorted.
Time for Performing Task Varies Aoc
cording to Latitudes and Seasons
-Onions May Be Put in Earl
ier Than Other Plants.
itHy KATlI -:t;"NI; ATIII:ItTON rItIM.)
If th re' in one tite of the year that
is better than all the rest, it is the
time' when the seeds are put into the
grountd. The sweet, warm air. the
sunny sky. blue as a million tur
quoies, and, more than all, the smell
of the fresh, moist earth, all seem full
of joyful promise. No wonder all the
poets blossom out in the spring; evens
a horse block could write poetry- if it
could
Now for the planting. Your ground
is fit as fit can be see how me'llow
and warm it is' - your seeds are care
fully tested and ported, and each klnd
is tied up by itself in a little cloth
sack that will not break if you c(arry
it in your pocket.
I said your see'ds were sorted. Are
you sure' you remembered to do that?
You shculd have spread theim all out
on a white oilleloth laid on the' table
one kind at a time, of 1coursee' and
have picked out all that were broken.
or not well filled, or that did not look
right for any reason. Of course all
foul see.ds should be tak en out. too.
It looks like- quite' a task to do all
that, but It Is really not half as hard
to renmove the foul seed as it is to dig
up the wee'eds they will raise; and it
is far more profitable, of course. tO
plant good seed than poor
Otherwise. you would not have ta
ken all the pains you have beeen at to
secure the very bet seed you could.
How deep are you going to plant?
Does each kind of sneed require to be
put at the same depth? You can flead
these things out for yourself by try
Ing ia IIItle experiment.
Make a box frame of two-inch strips
large enough to hold a pane of 7d1
window glass. It should be about four
inches in depth, and have woodsa
ends and bottom. Set in a couple M
panes for sides, and fasten them 1a
place with little wooden buttons. rlil
nearly full of rich. damp earth.
On the ends mark a scale of inches.
beginning at the top of the dirt. Put
down Into the soil. next to the glass,
the seeds you wish to study, the
one inch deep, the second two inchL
deep, and so on.
One-half of one side can be used fo
corn. and the other half for heas.
I -
'DOevice Showing Proper Oepth
Plant Seed.
bhile the other aide can be used W
onion sets, tomato seeds, or a
else you wish. As the seeds
you can esily tell which depth is
and plant your field seeds aco
A big glass bottle may be
the same way, but Is not qua'l
handy as the box.
The nicest kind of a bag to
meeds from is an apron, such r
pentersuse. This should be m
some stout cloth. such as deal'
duck. A yard is enough for oe,
you can surely coax mother a'
sister to make it for you. -
Be sure to plant your seeds lin .
far enough apart to cultivate
horse. Even the smallest of
stuff. such as onions, lettuce aIa.
ishes. may be cared for much
this way.
The old-fashioned plan of
such "small try" into a raised h'g
not a good ona. Not only are
hard to keep free from wee4i b
such beds dry out badly. It is faie,
ter to put everything in rows.
The time for planting varl 1
much with different latltudes gg
wsepeas that there is not me5 ~i
erylag to make a rule for it.
know that seeds must have
to grow. so know that it will il
to be in too big a hurry to'get
it while there is danger of frost,
Onlon.s, though, may be put iL
lhr than most other thIings,. ,
Albert L. Watson is Hlan~g
Baton Rouge.-Albert L. IIS
convicted in the Caddo district
at Shreveport of murdering 0.
Bailey of Metcalf. La., was hab
1 o'clock Friday in thibe
State penitentlary. His neck Wi
broken.
Mrs. Edith Walls Bailey,
erate of Watson. is serving s,
years' sentence after conviction
tempting to poison Bailey, who.
son afterward killed with an as.
conspirators also killed Mrs.
In order to make possible the
Isation of an illicit love pacL "
Natural Children Win S I
New Iberla.-The celebrate4
ease, llolving ,000 acres of
est lan in t.parish, wasu
Friday, Judge Simon boldinlg
tour natural children of 8e
the legitimate heirs to his
Judge 8imon i his oplnion
late decialoas of the _
bearln on similar ase T
w -llpro be
deli6gt a ths damp, cool weather of
early spring. and will take no hurt
from slight fr ,stf
But the tenderel'r plants, such as
core. potatol" trnt)lllore and the like,
will not stall, Irnllr h c'old. and it pays
bet to wait till settleid weather before
ptting the in.
planting o"'r. the year's work is
fairlY begnIt Now for the Pleasure
of watching the lovely greetn things
come to life. ;lridl push up through the
msUow earlth 1 'hat a wonderful
thiS It is the life that teems
thhOUl-lt hlle world of spring You
- ember the' line:
yhlu lnit.: . od. e -ret rk
go in planting and caring for th.
-Iteat lives shut in the dry kernels.
y are only finishing the work he he.
A great thought for the planting
- g,isn't it? And now, good luck to
eve army World boy and his gar
(Copyright. 1913. by V M. Shultz.)
TIPS FOR THE COUNTRY BOY
yoth Should Make Deal With Mother
pr Share in Poultry-Some Other
Excellent Advice.
If you are in the woods and yout
sw has the set taken out of it by
Slog that pinches or other;vise saw
a cut into a big log a few inches, lay
yar sow into the cast, teeth up and
pot more se.t in. (heaper a great deal
than pulling a pinching saw.
This is the time to make a bargain
with father for a share of the crops
Mext year
How about the sap tools? Sugar
askin will be here before we know
First Swimming Lesson.
It Look the buckets, pans an . spoutt.
over and if any need overhauling, do it
sew while there is time.
Keep the axes sharp. Whaling
away with poor tools wears a boy out
before his time, and all to no pur
pose. Edge them up every day.
Frosty grindstones do not wear
away your tools worth a cent. Thaw
them before you begin.
Just when does cider change into
Vflegar? lie careful about that. Stop
sfing It before it has that in it that
wil make the head swim. More than
ee boy has begun a life of shame at
the farm cider barrel.
WEAR SEAT ON MOTORCYCLE
aviee Allows Motorcyclist to Take
Wife) Sweetheart or Baby With
Him on His Jaunts.
R is a selfish motorcyclist these
fts who does not take somebody
VUt him on his pleasure Jaunts. It
VW be his wife, it may be the baby.
r it may be the girl he is hoping to
his wife. It it is the baby, the
is carried in a basket-like con
Usesee that hangs over the handle
ih If it is some pemon old enough
s tkeb care of berself she occupies a
g! over the rear wheel. A Colorado
has invented what he claims is
b aprsovement over the rear seats
4Sd heretofore. o The cut shows the
eal construction of this seat, with
l'l added bottom and back, but the
Motoroyele Rear Seat.
_hat virtue lies In the spring mechan
hi. The rods under the center of
thies mseat lead Lnto tubes that bhave a
isrt coiled spring at the bottom and
It £s shock absorbers
Narrow Escapee From Death.
Alexandria.- Miss Ruby Alberta
Ma was smashed to pieces and she
d Dr. L. W. Pearl, who were riding
iB the car, narrowly escaped death
en a freight train ran into her car
a the Park avenue crossing over the
5 and Pacific road. The auto
oblae was crossing the railroad when
S bx car backed into it, demolishing
-- sldes and wheels of the auto and
t0wing the occupgants out.
Sisters Will Ermt Buildg.
:Alexandria.-The Sisters of Divine
-h5idence Friday bought a plot of
M acres of ground ain the western
-ahrbs of the city on which they ex
hrt to erect an $80,000 boarding
-Ibol for girls. The bulldin wlU
- of brick and three stories high.
Soolety to Prevent Fires.
•lbroe.-The Ledelata Society tor
SR Iuedctio of Fipre Wasute convened
Suessio ThardaYr. It tis the puIr
of the meetns to divide the clt
alet4 and inspeaters will ge
se shbw th peple daeeats of al
th aight be the cause of r'*
Q
a /a
W AFBY
`! ~WMA.RADFORD.p ,
Mr. William A. tadfnrd will nnawbr
questrion and rg\e :advl." I It t.;I '1.'
COs4T ,on all snbtje.ts p,.rtnlfnin to tithe
subj..,'t of Iballling, for th., r,.i erl4 oft this
ipap.r )n a' ',ount of h .is wid' t\ ' 'lrn
as I:liltar. Auithtr and Mlanufa..ttrar. he
|s. w itihut du ill. thb hlghest ntihority
on all thew-s. sulJ.j'ats. Addr.'as alit Inaqlirta'
to Witl:tm .\ Radford. No. I;N WV't
Jackson Ia.uli.vard. ('hihag,. Ill , and ounly
ent-louau two-cnt stamrp to. r jply.
A rather pretentious hofuse of very I
pleasing design is shown in the cuts.!
There are many new features about
this house that are likely to become
popular.
The idea of placing the stairway in
the center or near the center of thel
house is a good one and I am pleased
to note that the people generally ap
prove of It bec.ause I feel that it is a
sensible improvement in ho(use build
ing. In this plan the stairway is
quite an innovation. %While you start
utp from alnmost the exact ceunter of
the house the most of the space oc
cupied b.; the stair Is against the
back wall, the least valuable space in
the house.
The stair Itself Is what you might
call a threei way comlbination stair
Itesides the main stairway there is a
selparate back stair fronm the kitchen
le'ading iup ten steps tto meet on a
landing This landing is high enough
to give heuad room for a passageway
across under it leading from the
kitchen to the reception hall. This
gets hack in a sensible way to the
old idea of connecting the kitchen
with the front door without being
obliged to pass through the dining
room. This passage way also gives
access to the cellar stair, which is
placed under the back stair in this
passagge way also is the opening to
the coat closet under the front stair.
Then fronm the landing up we have
but one pair of steps and this Is all
that is necessary Ily this arrange
a ment every foot of space is made use
of for some good purpose. The room
ordinarily required to carry the back
stair to the upper loor is saved and
there Is no corresponding objection.

··'
·i
.J
r Id
~ "~s· ·~i
~·~
·:· ~i'i~ ·" t~
·:·.~ ~L~~:·:;'Y ~~~;:r:I··:·~··I· ~5~:·:;
.i·..
s·r
1. :2: :~
:;i~L" ;dii· ~ji~i~.t
::2 71 - ·-r_~* : PI
':"~· ~ 5::
i:: ~
J~i-~a;· r.
i ri.:
:i, tr~c~Z~
a~
·:·,
~:a I
II' d' ~ ·IScu
I:
i`"""""~"'
r~S~·--·-······'··~
i' · ·~ rr~c-C~:
C~ICTT( :~~~t~J----~C
·'·:· ~~-i·:~·.'
~ ·~:·~~~··. ~~.,:::, :..
1
ki si·~·~zr~,~swij:~
~L~-~;u· ~
a~ :Ir
It would be hard to find fault with
the arrangement In any particular
In the living room and dining room
are beam ceilings. There is some
thing about a beam ceiling that seems
to give an artistic tone to a room as
nothing else will. Sometimes the idea
is overlooked. When, like all other
fashionable things. it overdone, the
effect is spoiled. Beams in a cell
ing should have a natural effect. A
beam is primarily intended to support
something. To appear right It must
be large enough and heavy enough to
fulfill Its mission. Heavy beams are
not placed close together ordinarily
and they are not bedecked with fancy
a . ---- .. !
scases but the decorations should be
racketse nor oterloded is frescoth mold
panp. There s one tring. Theng about a
beam weildng; it requires stde wall
to match, not necessarily expensiv,;.
paroomsneled oodrwork as we see in some
caues, but the decorations should be
in keeping whether t is reso orhe living
painting or papering. The general ef
fect should be carried through.
it would be difficult to design two
rooms more pleasant than the din
tag room and living room In this
plan. When it comes to the livingj
room 16 by 22 feet in size with a
large extension window at the end.
Good Work Through Gratitude
Interest is being aroused in Lon
don, England. in the ter-centenary of
the death of Dame Alice Owen. the
beneficent foundres of Owen'- School
and Almhouses in the borough of Is
liagtoa. The story of bow she came
to begin the school is interesting.
Dame Alice. it appears, was "sport
lag" ae day with some child friends
in the fields of lslgtm, when she
bad a marrow escape of being killed
b a careless archer, who aeldenatly
:a Ibig flrep,l~lace t the bal, ck flanke'dr
with book cU ,s 4,1n e.ithe.r sidet with
I,alied glass windowos ,above\ thein you
hai. soo0 th in og of olor, tihan o rdi
inary %alu, 1in a liting roomlt This is
a roo) that atoy housekeel)per can
take pride in Therre are possibilliti.s
of de.coration suplrior to almost any
other arrangemtnt. The. old-fash
lonled parlor and drawing roott are
left behind a huntdred vyars in the!
march of progress by the. adoption
of such valuable room as this
Turning to the business end of the
house there are a number of feature,
Ito study. The kitchen Is a corner
room I) by 11 feet In slze. Intended
just for a stove and t he ncessary
working attachimnts. The sink is in
the pantry directly in front of a win.
n -
Second Floor Plan.
dow looking out onto the rear porch.
A sink placed like this has the advan
Iage of saving many steps when
clearing away after meals. With this
arrangement the china that should
he kept in the sideboard or china
closet is not taken to the kitchen at
all and the other dishes that find
lodgment on the pantry shelves are
handled Just. P.R conveniently.
The stairway to the cellar Is con
venient to the kitchen and there is
a chute, reaching down into the cel
lar which is provided with a dumb
waiter so that trips back and forth
may be eliminated as much as pos
sible.
It will be noticed by a study of the
many 4etails that this is no ordinary
house plan, for it contains more ad
vantages than is ordinarily found
even in elaborate designs, is not only
a well arranged house downstairs
but the upstairs plan is just as good.
There are four bedrooms and a well
appointed bathroom. Every bedroom
has one or two clothes closets and
there is a linen closet in the hall~
This amount of room on the second
floor is made possible in a house of
this size by the manner in which the
stairway is built. It not only econoe
miaes space, but it lands you central
ly, within easy reach of the doose to
the different rooms.
While the roof cuts off a portion
of the upper walls of some of the bed
rooms it does not interfere with the
comfort of the occupants. There to
quite a saving in building the real
in this way.
Nothing Like Precision.
President Wilson, at a dinner tU
Washington, said of a statistician:
"His figures are so precise that one
inclines to doubt them. He is likd the
American sugar planter in Hawaii
who, taking a friend to the edge of a
volcano, said:
"'That crater, George, Bt Just 70,
004 years old'
"'But why the four? George asked.
"'Oh. I've been here four.' was the
reply. 'It was 70.000 when I came.'"
Different
"And I thought you were a frleand
of mine?"
"So I am. I would give you mylast
cent."
"Your talk sounds big. but yen
don't live up to it. When I Just-"
"You didn't ask me for my last cent,
you asked me to lend you five del
sars."
sent an arrow "quite thorow the hat
on her head." As a thankofferinag she
founded the school and almshondes
on the spot. bequeathing also, whes
she died, much of her money to Oz.
ford and Cambridge universities, as
well as to Christ's bospital, and the
Blue Coat school When the Isling.
ton school was founded its income
from the money invested by its fosud
rees was eomparatively smalL but to
day it is estimated that it is briangag
is a reveame aeprodhlag PM a
yer.
INCREASING DEMAND FOR LARGER HORSES
tI
. t
Nearly all of us who live on farms I
from 40 to ::2, acres in size raise I
one or more' colts every year. About
half the' time. these colts are mrtdi
ocre aniuals. neihither draft, road, t
plow. Iior genea.ral luripose animals.
says a Nebraska writer in the' Farm
I'rgress. Most of ils have comel to I
the conicluesion that the big horse is by
far the heast animanll to have' on the
farm. anld yet we pay but littlel atten
tion to growing Ithe work horse of
that ytpe.
i'ower plowlng is many a long year
away from the little' farm. And there
is a constant tendency to break up
the big half-farm, half-ranch of the
middle wenst into small allotments.
The point I want to make is that
there is going to he an Indinite de
mand for heavy animals- horses that
are' big enough to pull a mower, a
binder, a heavy plow and other ma
chinery without being exhausted at
the end of a day's work.
A big mare or two and a sizable
big-boned stallion will make It easy
for the farmer of 1913 to have a big
draft team or two on his place by
1916. The stallion owners will get
the stallions into the country if there
is enough of a demand for them. I
am tired of raising cat-humped, ascs
sor-bocked little horses, weighing
1,0(N) and 1.200 pounds, and "kill
ing them off" during the crop sea
son. We might just as easily have
big animals-not too big, but strong
enough and heavy enough to pull a
14-inch plow through the dirt.
I have seen one neighborhood
change its type of farm horses en
tirely in a space of five years. An
enterprising horse and mule buyer
with stables in that neighborhood
brought about the change by show
Ing the farmers there was a profit in
the change. A few of them stocked
up with big mares and a heavy stal
ONE CONVENIENCE
FOR FARM HOUSE
Soft Water Adds More Comfort
to Home Than Almost Any
Other Thing.
ctly MISS J.. Bli.1't'Ei'R.)
Few other home convenienc'es will
save so much labor and add so much
comfort as soft water, hot and cold.
right at band. The carrying and lift
ing of water, and the emptying of
tubs are things that are extremely tax
ing and that could be readily accom
plished by mechanical means. To
open a faucet and lift a plug Is all
that should be necessary for filling
and emptying tubs and washing ma
chine. Water is needed, not only iN
the laundry but all over the house,
the laundry being mentioned espe
cially because wash day is the hard
est day in the week, requiring the
greatest amount of heavy lifting.
which tj hard on the back. Wash day
also entails much danger of sickness
because of necessary exposure when
water must be carried in and out in,
cold weather.
The entire family should be inter
ested in this needed Improvement, be
cause it would confer a personal ben
efit oa each one.
Soft water is better than hard for
all kinds of cleaning, washing dishes,
woodwork, floors, and also for bodily
ablutions. Who enjoys the harsh,
sticky feeling of Msaid wabed in
hard Water, to say nothinF of chap
ping incident to its us in cold weath
er. The wash basin, the wash boiler.
everything used with hard wa
ter, give silent evidence of this char
acteristic. consuming time and re
quiring extra labor in scouring when
simple washing alone would be neces
sary if soft water had been used. Cis
tern water is not beet for the pur
poses of drinking and in preparing
and cooking, and It is not the Inten
tion of this artilee to recommend it,
but simply to insist that In case but
one cin be bad in the house, let that
be olft
Treat Cows Kindly.
Don't kick the cow or thrash her
with the milking stool when she
seems eross. Cows are very sensitive
creatures and such treatment only
makes them worde. Bersides being
cruel it interferes with the flow of
milk
Covered Shed for Cows,
A good covered shed, well-bedded
with straw, will make a fine place for
the cows to lie ain on days when they
cannot go out in the fields. It will
also help you to get a nice lot of ma
Avoid Drafts.
There is a good old saying that a
foot of boards equals a pound of beef.
So. If you want beef sad milk. yes, and
eggs,. too, remember thin old MsayIng.
Vetilateo of eeorqe, buht avoi dmats
Warmth is If.
lion was iInIjrtael Now tlhere would
I.0 lino cdhance' of getting that cht'il
minunity to clhange bhack to the nou
dc.scrilt type' of farlm holrse, comnillilOD
therei, tell yvears ago.
Anvy ltan wiho tills thli, h ll, un
iesa IIhe is a trIick f:iriiinr, wants a
hors that h ii apah .l ot f mneeting any
sudiiln diliemand for a hiiard pull. 11
ai.nts a horse that cauil swing stead
ily along in front of ai hiinder all day
willut hi-ng exhaustedii at sunidown.
Ioads are inone I(oi good ii n moist
rural communliitins, andl it takes a
horse with a lot of mllat on his frame
to go against the coiilar on a tien
mile trip to town and rtllurn.
The light animal is fine for sum
mner road trips, but when it coumies to
hauling out a load of lumber. a
dozen sacks of fertilizer and the or
dinary winter load of farm supplies
through mrud that is hock deep, the
heavy animal with a lot of en
durance is the horse that I want to
drive,
There it some fear on the part of
farmers who admire the, draft. type
of farm horse that everybody will
take tip the tearing of heavy weights
and there will be no market for them.
I don't let that bother nme, for this
reason: It will bhe a good many ccn
turies before evevrybody sees any one
proposition in the same light.
A lot of men will go right ahead
breeding their mares to any old kind
of a stallion and rearing the same
.old nondescript colts. Another thing
that is to be considered is that ev
cry man is not able to grow good
draft colts and take care of them
after he has grown them. I have
seen draft colts spoiled by foolish
handling on the part of owners, who
seemed to think they were feeding
and breaking young brnehos. A
draft animal must be treated accord
Ing to his type.
WATER IS FEARED
BY A RED SPIDER
Destructive Little Insect Hides on
the Underside Leaves of
Plants.
The best thing to use-the only
thing that will be of benefit-is water.
just plain, indoctored water.
What the red spider dreads more
than anything else is moisture. lie
will not stay where the air Is kept
moist. if he can get away, and, if he
cannot get away, he is unable to do
much harm.
Here is where the sprayer comes in
play again. See that your plants are
thoroughly wet, all over, at least
three times a week--once a day is bet
ter.
lie sure that moisture gets to the
underside of the leaves, where the
spider likes to hide away. Most per
sons are not aware of the presence
of this tiny but terribly destructive
creature, because it is unnoticeable
unless one takes special pains to seek
, 1im out.
But, if they find that leaves on theli'
plants are turning yellow and falling
off, they will have good reason to sus
pect that the red spider is at the bot
tom of the trouble.
The spider is so small that he id
never seen unless a special search if
made for him. Close scion fe
veals his tiny webs and in these webs
you will discover him, if you look
ebarply, resembling a grain of esyease
pepper more than anything else.
Keep your eye on the pepper-griai
and you will see it move. and them
you may know that the red spider is
responsible for the unhealthy appear
t ance of your plants.
It is an excellent plan to keep water
constantly evaporating on stoves or
registers. Do anything that will have
a tendency to impart moisture to the
atmosphere.
The sprayltng of the plants, however,
is the main thing to depend on.
Dairy Cow is NecessIty.
Making the farm yield more with
out increase In acreage can be done
by using altalfa and slliage. Theme
two ageneles will do more to increase
the capacity of the land than any
thing else. Of course, it is under
stood that the dairy cow must be kept
in order to get the best returns from
the alfalfa and sillge.
Modern Dairying.
I Most of the principles of moder.
dairying have been established for
Sten or fifteen years Alleged discov
Series are often nothing but a rehash
of the same old ideasu. Not much is
new. but much remals to be done hI
spreading the simple truth already
known.
Keeping Out Dirt.
I One way of keepinlg dirt, les, etc,
from dropping into the pail wble
milking is to cover the paill with cl_
chisecoth and milk through it.
SCENES IN HAWAII
Tourist Finds Land of Content
ment on Mid-Pacifio Island.
Surf Riding Is Most Popular Sport
Here. But the Performer Must Be
Clever and a Daring Swim
mer to Survive.
Ihlililul l. iet iit ;to asnltted thlat
tile afternoon hil hti' awaiting your
tutrn ith the custoiiihi iilnspeti r aind
ti itt-r preltieltutinttrtia toI dliis lbarkation
you havli li-iel watithi, g the s-i-alu
inag vwhI;rf rats splashing ii the vater
for l nickl-Is that iLpa+,senIgelis throw
over thie cside iln i.usponiise to tihe ilvi
tatitl n NM1 Iney. mll it,'ey, I dil ,. I
livetu. I uring this period. George
'yrtas "iiThorp, write- in Travel, the Ini
tlal eni-rgies (of the rushing tourist
abltaze Then,. ats you are going eove"
thde gangi phlink, ia kntew lUg ione has
Iiersuaded yeou to jutitp into one (it the
waiting automobliles mtarkid' "For
hlire." le says somei.thlinbg atut Wat'
kiki beach and I tilltiliat,,s it a (carei
less way that lI liln this manner you may
quickly troi out Ithe wrinkles of the
day's fatigue and ntiil iilatet the iut
presseion of l nropilal heitat
It s an excellent roadild the four
nilles out to, the beach Off to the
1.-ft a cloud hang it lit ott ver thle
flat top if the i Puth 1toiwl -a itiou
tiain rock lit the irear of the city The
elt'i- ll u bulig i liiss throuigh this
ht avy sky viil ualt b40hiIe theo nioun
tain yoIu sei twoi big rTaintlws They
are there every afternoonl , ibut never
carry yelour rain clothes Fulrther out
Viyou patss a rice paddilily. whetre it few
('hi narnen ltl le wallowing w ith their
etaratlot anditl rudtl intpletieniit Then.
too soo1n, your car gvlls a lurch and
you turn Il at a dlriveway anid are
before the slteps of a big whilte hotel
on thei side away from the sea. The
big open doorway of the generous
lobby frames a picture of sapphirine
blue sea and deep in the picture you
se- tiny specks of well defined, pink
skinned nteili skimming over the tops
of wavei like fairles. The pink specs.
approaching rapidly, quickly assume
the proportions belonging to near vi
stin, and the mystery is solveld; they
are surf riders. This Is the most plc
i tresque forml of aquatics in the
world. It is neitllher child's play nor
a landlubber'a ganme, for the perform
er [itust fight his way with polished
plank out through the surf little by
little;. he must be a clever and dar
ing swimmer to hold each advance
he gains until lie is far elough out to
turn his plank shoreward. The surf
ride in reminds you of running tom
ahawking Indians, or whatever you
like that you have seen in reality, but
have visualized as flecting, graceful,
hair streaming humanlt speed. It is
a fascinating diversion to watch these
surfe-rs, but Imagitne doIng it your
self'f A trial is u llt itely fatal. If
iti
Executive Building, Honolultu.
you are not drowned the first time
'ou will at least be badly spilled, but
Squickly up again with a single ambl
I tion-to stick to the plank upright for
I ust one ride. If you are clever and
klki is a long one, you may succeed.
Of course, the broad veranda is well
I filled with jolly tea parties, men in
flannels trstingl from nnis, othersl
in long motor coats, riding sults or
the mere ponlgee that announces no
pursuit in particular. Not for a
Smoment are you allowed to forwat that
this is a land of pleasure or, at least.
of happiness; that, whether or not
there are-iln an outlying district, for
*example-reasonably sumcient facili
ties for pleasure, thee is always e
aloyed ggjegoo cheer.
WAR HORSE IS CABBY'S PLUG
Former French Cavalryman Reesp
nizes the Charger; Gives it and
Owner a Home.
lParis.-A Paris cab driver, named
I Mathleu, aged seventy, found a
Istrangler sntrokin the nose of his old
mare, whicb he calls Mason. The
gentleman explained he had recog
I nized in Manon the mare which used
r to be his charger when he was serv
uing in a cavalry regiment and ofered
Sto buy her. But the cabman refused,
SThe gentleman then offered to nd a
I home for both on his country estate
in Gascogny, and his proposal wee
gratefully accepted.
Logic of it.
1" heard my friends in New Otisuse
complain that the Boston girl t
met was so distant In her manner." -
"I suppose she thought she had t
be. since she lived so far of."

xml | txt