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OVER THE~ WIRE1' Iwmwaw .~L... s*w.lt '%1-.. I
.A Telephome rirtatio and -#s
Ham neemgt
HE ath a love
ly voithe,"
I' lisped wSimpkin
son Potter.
"And she
must be hand
som e," re
marked young
Gubbins, with a
' knowingpuff at
S his cigarette.
"It has always
., been my experi
ence that wom
en with musical
Svoices are good
" looking."
They were
talking about their telephone girl-she
who flirted with them so naively over
the wires.
"She ith quite young, too, y' know,"'
continued Mr. Potter, pickling a carna
tion to pieces, "'beeauth she eonflded
tome that she wathan't out yet. Just
"You JSelows ought to warn your
'Diana' of the croswlires to be more
careful," growled Barker, head clerk
and general Diogenes in the famous
'law office of Lastwill & Testament.
"When his majesty, the senior partner,
called up the law courts this morningt
she helloed back and wanted to know e
if that wasn't Charlie. The old man a
turned purple and threatened to see the i
superintendent" t
"She must have thought it was I
Charlie Dennison," said lubbins. h
"They are getting to be a great deal b
too think of late, and last night I heard fi
him ask her to go out driving this after
noon." C
"Bah Jove!" ejaculated Simpkinson
Potter. "Of eourthe abe refused."
"No she didn't," replied Oubbins,
"beeause he said: 'No. 1000 Smith
street. All right, Miss Mellerby, I'll
be there on time.' But here comes the
man in question to speak for himself."
Mr. Charles Dennison entered, ar
rayed In clothes of bewildering eut and
wearing an eloquent box coat, in the
lapel of which reposed a royal gar
"My dear Charles," said Barker, "I
trust you are not going to do anything
Dennison glaneed around the offbee
with ill-eoncealed triumph. "I am go
iug to take our telephone girl, Miss
Mellerby, out driving," he observed,
giving every syllable full emphasis.
To his surprise no one made a'y com
ment on this intelligence. Gabbins a
looked out of the window and Simpkla- c
son Potter placed his earation stalk
between the leaves of a law book.
"I do believe," he said at last, "that
you knew all about it beforehand." PI
"All about what?" queried Barker. hby]
"Oh, yes. You had to take some girl tal
out driving. I'm sure we all symps- ha
thise with you." I
"Yeth, indeed, Charlie," exclaimed spi
Simpkinson Potter, "ith's a beastly sui
talusaee, old boy; but never mind. It I1
wall thoon be over." she
"Be sure to get on Miss Mellerby's stit
good side," said Gubbins. "My experi- lonu
eace is that telephone girls are always bern
deaf in one ear." But
Dennison waited to bear no more. girl
"You fellows are jealous," he said, and you
a few minutes afterward they saw him to tt
driving a roan mare and a smart dog- pla
sea around the corner. thin
Arrived at No. 1000 Smith street, mom
Chaies Denuison foundthe house to be rapt
a model suburban eottage, looking sun- tain
mI southward, and overrun with Sow- etc.
er creepers. of b
"Just the place for young love," he lerb
r'o ntically exclaimed, as he hitehed ceonf
his rosa to a fantastic green dragon on tone
I feap
a d, I
Ktt ao a~' I a .r, men
oweoft the gtpots. I was oe6. Che
roesr Obbs and tdhat ·I ma Poebp he
o.r ww here to weh anme** who el
0 -s " Knde ru r e. sasnd.. tele sr (
_ ofh bge sJe us.t~ " wah, oe go ue "
Am yotba adr." h Capr t iltr aer
ri wee e rt etl w the m me teg wrel
ith;irwl pIt. habettr msela the lie
rgt at e mot b athy wy Tigs parget
- ,, ) bB _. *.A  te ."he Cha
h-arti t "Hel trlhbote a teleae  ft b
q u it e s ea rs u i n r v eew h er s m a r y "
omase tene dear. Charli
MYri Ma~bttr Is is ntr aheeit
Oberlin, taking of his hat with his best out Ith
sir. We bat dm tati for aemmeases the we
I sqpposes" she esid. "We 55 aiee M
satyou quie assess, ut e eashmee
am 0.ement fault West es es
much better thar "the pneral useat
'tan frt,, he tbhonht, -o thats th sw .-A vs
Laur wa probably m* yet tkeae. the soai
Moreover, Mrs. Mellerby's plumptgme deear .t
sad distient traes at pes beauty plrlm- Ine he
Aba well for Lara's appeaereas. the e~a
se' Ha dWe ass ass
l. laughed gayly and said: "Wen, Charlie,
which shall we talk about first, the
weather or your dog cart?' Charlie
snd UI laughed likewise, although he thought
the use of his Christian name a little
a love- "Let us talk about the dog cart," he
o ithe," said.
Simpkin- "Very welL" replied Mrs. Mellerby.
tter. "Under those circunmstances I fear 1
a she shall have to begin with a disappoint.
be hand- ment. The fact is, dear boy, the girl
," r e- who was to have taken my place is scek
d young and I am obliged to go to the office this
s, with a afternoon. I am very sorry to break
sgpuf at of our engagement, but you see it is
garstte. Impossible for me to go out driving to
s always day."
y experi- To say that Charlie Dennison jumped
at wom- fully a foot from his chair at this speech
i msical would be no exaggeration.
re good "I-I beg your pardon," he eielaimed.
If Mrs. Mellerby noticed his startled
y were expression of countenance she mistook
rl-she or pretended to Mistake its cause.
ely over "I know it's a shame," she said, dep
recatingly, "but what can I do? They
now," are very strict at the central office and
earna- I am obliged to ga When you called
0onflded me up yesterday, Charlie, I felt sure of
>t. Just getting off this afternoon. Now I am
compelled to answer 'hellos' from all
rn your parts of the city for six weary hours.
be more After all, it is Just as hard on me as on
d clerk you."
famons By this time Charlie Dennison had
tament managed to collect his thoughts. But
partner, what thoughts! So this old woman was
nornint the "Laura" of his dreams, the fair tel. a
D know ephone ingenue whose flirtatious
Id man seemed buoyant with breezy girlish,
see the ness. How the boys would laugh if ii
they knew, but they must never know. oi
It was It was a kindly fate which had saved ti
ubbins. him from this afiectiol. In his heart nl
ht deal he blessed that other woman who had pi
I beard fallen sick at such a propitious time. b;
e after- "Please don't be mad about it, to
Charlie." said Mrs. Mellerby. e
dinrson Charlie was obliged to say something. in
L" "A man c-can't help being a little di. fty
abbins, th
Smith I th
e the
nself." wi
lt they w e sm r
i gr.- bas
I ti wiro
yth avg to rvala
erved, P
stalk A..
"that " DAUetB aan ra.oies"
appointed, you kpow," he stammered,
rker. hypooritically. "I really c-counted ou
e girl taking you out driving. Now I shall
mpa- have to drive all alone."
Here, with something of his pristine
dined spirit, he contrived to make a wry fact
astly suitable to the occasion.
. It Mrs. Mellerby laughed. Suppose,k'
she said, "that I was to provide a sub
rby's stitute. It is curious that in all out
peri- long telephone talks I never remem
ways bered to tell you that I am a widow.
But I am, and have the dearest little
ore. girl imaginable. I was going to ask used
and you, if it would not bore you too much, used
him to take her out for a short drive in my pla
dog- place. She is just wild to drive in some or al
thing else besides a street car." Ew
Poor Charlie's heart, which had al- whiy
t, most resumed its normal condition, fell yeas
o be rapidly at this suggestion. It was cer
sn- tainly a case of "out of the frying-pab, that
low- etc." He had only escaped the horror with
of being obliged to squire Mrs. Mel
h lerby through the city to find himself with
ehad confronted with the even more obnox
ion lons alternative of playing dry nurse to my
that lady's "dear little girL" "If you aph
are not afraid of my mare," he said, a ph
with a painful effort at looking uncon. f. I,
cerned. "I should be most happy. But a
I fear the brute is decidedly restive-" mice
"You are an excellent driver, I'm
sure," replied Mrs. Mellerby, sweetly. iad
"Yes, I think I can trust my Gertie to
your care. Excuse me for a moment t
and I will call her." to
When Mrs. Mellerby left the room years
Charlie Dennison covered his face with man
his hands. This, then, was the punish
meut of his indiscretion. He could yet
escape, but escape would be cowardly;
, and, besides. Mrs. Mellerby might tell ry, I
the story to the other fellows over the oh
telephone. On the whole, it was better ved
to remain and see the thing out left o
Hi thoughts were interrupted by the ne
melifiuous voice of Mrs. Mellerby. ope
SCharlile," murmured that lady, '"per Yorkae
mit me to introduce you to my dsauh
ter, Gertie."
SCherli Dennimalso almost shouted
Swhen he beheld the '"dear little girl"
who stood tin the door. For the "'er sta
' ittle girl" was as fair a specimen f often
a eighlteen-yesa old beauty as ever his Sos
@ ame had reated ca. She was not so more
Svery "'ittle" either, beiag quite as tall With t
as her mother, and iekIng. with her not see
SwaIvy blowa hair nad great py eyes, TH
likea vivifed e of that comely gletted
Sprwuea taken may years bef)dr. have
SCharlie's system felt iby this tite as breed
I f it had undergs a ameeessioa of Wa
Selactrs shoeks, so that Miss Gerts's ese In
arst lspemklem of tam were hardly ts sr
fvrasble. It is needless to sy that feeae
Chrlie at emos fereae ny idea of staik
d SIght Retook "hi Lera's" daugther h
I eat driving with the iUghtest heart In bore w
i the wei, and drmvt1ee beneatb the
 iatsao ewiU A Testament. t l
r.gaka blehad both Gab
- Mrs Mlrty ne leagegoaiS hr ahssr
whmtaterwsies tse nl word the wiea
hosr IriR O Testmet's she toklk #**
hiw lrao* sw, ~arliskrDeals.n, abru ti ~
Mtat the breahdst tab--John Geald lo h
RsI arm . a . P .ess Cax -
-A rat- e 1tt peker1i sounded in doubteI
the soileategi are u opened the dtadesti
sears o the due. "Is Mr. &rkins all thehi
n" he b deo. rt4 'M 14" replied heredto
se a littl flew a Virtually Dead Apple Tree Was
testered to Lens.
cart," he It was in the spring of 1874 that I
found a Northern Spy tree in my orchard
iellery. here in Chautauqua county, N. Y.,
I fear 1 rined by extreme cold on immature
appont- wood. The bark near the ground was
the rl split and bulged out from the wood. It
ce is k was the only tree of that variety in my
fice this orchard, and although six inches in di
to break smeter, it had never borne much fruit,
seeitis so slow is this kind to get to bearing.
veing to- Feeling a little indignant from hope
deferred, with my knife I cut oft the
jumped loose bark, making a girdle about six
i speech
aid, depu
? They
Nice and
a called
sure of t
rom all
y hours.
no as on
eon had `.
man was
fair tel aost SECTION O s la s-e,-anFoeD
rtatiois Tarze
augh if inches wide around the tree. it put f
rknow. out a sickly yellow foliage and lived
I saved through the summer. The next spring, t
Is heart noticing that nature was making a des
ho had perate effort to save its life, and moved h
rime. by a feeling akin to pity, I concluded
out it, to lend a hand to help her and try an
experiment in tree surgery. According
ething. in April I selected some thrifty scions p
tie di.. from another tree and stuck them in
the ground in a shady place to keep i
them alive, but dormant, till the bark
would peel. About June 1 I bridged d
over the barkless portion of the trunk 0o
with nine scions. In doing this the P
dead bark was cut away and an incis- it
ion made above and another below the m
girdle, about an inch long, in the live ac
bark, which was carefully loosened of
with the knife. as
The scions were bow-shaped, and cut
slanting, so that their cut surfaces
were in line to fit the tree. I pushed a
the butt end of this scion into the lower lo
cut in the bark and then bent it till the
point slipped into the corresponding
oered, a
sd oa
shall Its
istinE Iy
6Ij ýJ11 a ' wit
new - ct hen
dow. MnllOD OF AIDGE GRAnrlX. wi
chtk nt-see Fig. . Grafting wax may be
ach used, but I much prefer soil held in
nch, place about the girdled portion by sods
my or a box.
mn' Eight of the scions lived, and the tree,
al- which was as good as dead for one
fe ar, was restored to vigorous life. It
cerha borne bontifully for years, and no extr
S one would suspect from appearances trad
e, that anything had ever been wrong strut
r , with it Last fall when heavily loaded amp
el with apples, a hard wind broke of the or I
sox top. I was curious to see a section of comi
eoz- my experiment now grown solid with pro,
e to 17 annual rings. I sawed out a section, alon
oaid, a photograph of which is shown at Fig. prov
id, 1 It has been said at some of our pen
But farmers' institutes that trees girdled by meal
B mice are not worth saving by "bridg- to as
I'm ing," as they are sure to become dis- being
Seased, hollow and unprodctive. Here eartl
tly. is an object-lesson for teachers of such
at theories-17 years and no hollow; only
etwo years lost under treatment; 15
years of production with a promise of
ith many more but for the casualty. Let
sh- those who say bridging does not pay
Igure out the diference if I had re
b placed that tree with one from the aur- floor,
all sery, and be convinced. I have in my articl
ho orchard several tres that have been news
ser aved in this manner, but no other was use is
left over a year before treatment I ing a
h neglected this becaase I thonght it a feet I
hopeless ease on aecount of its great the a
Ssiae.s-Leroy Whitford, in Rural New opene
Yorker. and p
S Evzr horse owner should have a box
8 stall or two in the bru. Box stas are
of oft en onvenient sad useful. mn
SSoME of our exehaages are ealling for t
so more pasutare and lay, nd more stook. p
SWith the eattle market giuated, we dust I
sr not see the wisdom of the advice.
s, Tamza is one way to compete In a perche
ly glutted estle muarket-and we may era the
hre one for a long time--adthar t is to the a
a bkeed ad feed the vry best catle.
f Ws are asked if there iasy atdr can e
s ese ina jack so far as breeding qual- ping
7 ties are nera d Just as mub dif- barrel
it I terenae as theres s betna bui or The di
f saios. able, 1
a Tam erdinary man sanot judges a seraper
*horse whens beres f se him. Bsser a he.'
you puerhse a hbre lead him down Ipuarw
* hill, drive him, sad watch earetnlly plster
Severy movement Lse to
Dom itpay to buy tfeed for stoek9 ganthe
.aksaasul-erlber. Itdapadceacse be tree
SP~pu culhmeestmees It we purbeas a
--m a e rP aStelsc, and that
01 the lead. VeutI
I low thatL 1awl opeqy. bk p
CAm bindeness the hmse he irw
mittted? we s asked We ave notati
doubte aMit. Thereis,or wa, a laq Ofan
Sall the borse were bmid, nd Rass hash
twe&to be the wn e dtinmgb r ao n
TINGO. Preper Tri.
Tr During the busy season, at least, it is
important to keep all the machinery in
874 that good working order. A loose bolt or a
rmissing screw will often case aloes of
N. ch many times the cost of a new one. It
N. Y., is not always this damage to the ma
ture chinery that is all or eves the greatest
ad was part of the loss, as in harvest or haying
It the damage to the machinery by a
ty in my break is small compared with the loss
h fi di- of time and after the damage to the
ch fruit, crop. Before starting in to harvest,
Baring care shoul4 be taken to overhaul ma
m hope chinery that hasbeen used before and
see that it is in good repair and ready j
fbont s for work. All bolts should be tightened
and if any have been lost new ones
should be put in their place. The work
ing parts should be thoroughly cleaned I
up aid well oiled, so that they will work
smoothly. It is always good economy I
to use good oil and plenty of It, at the
same time taking eare not to use an ex.
oess, as too much in many cases is nearly
as bad as not enough.
8o far as possible avoid leaving ma- a
chinery standing oat in the hot sun
when not in use. One of the best pay. -
ing investments on the farm is a good
shed, under which machinery that is
used more or less through the season
can be kept when not needed in the
The failure to glye proper care to
the machinepy needed to carry on the
work costs the farmers a good deal of
money that could readily be saved. A
Tt put few days' exposure to a hot sun is
ad lived nearly or quite as injurious as one or
sprimng two hard storms, and in many cases it
sr dgs- would save time to bring it to the to
moved house and store under shelter rather
icluded than let it stand out, as more or less
Stry an time is required to adjust it properly. uj
ording In a majority of cases machinery will
scions prove cheaper than hand labor and at
em can readily be made to pay a good
keep profit on its cost,' provided, of course, it
e bark is cared for, so that it can be made to m
Iridged do what should reasonably be expected
trunk of It. In harvesting and haying, es- te
Its the pecially, machinery Is necessary when
Sincis- it is important to push the work as tio
ow the much as possible, taking all reasonable
he live advantages to save time. It is very po
isened often the case that machinery is dam.- a
aged more by want of proper care than
aid t by using. It costs less to buy machin
rfaces ery in good woriing condition as long C
shed as it is worth repairing. than to use as
lower long as possible without any work and
ill the then be at the expense of giving a
ading thorough overhauling, saying nothing
of the increased risk of a breakdown
at a time that a considerable los he
would be occasioned. It rarely pays to aft
manage machinery on the make-eshift s
plan; it should either be kept in good the
working condition or be discarded for di
something that is worth keeping tIoa
good repair.-St. Louis Republic. loun
Its Deadgaer rae Used It with Suoes Isti
some Time. and
l The accompanying sketch shows a I th
laying house which I have been using sew
1 with success for some time. It can be
made of any size and for any cost you
may feel able to afford. The one illuse- tk
trated shows accommodations for sixty
hens, or about what any farmer's wife his
will care for for the home and what
ybe thar
Id in 691
sods I .thel
fal l
tree, Ever
one . -% mint
It most
d no extra dozens she may have to sell or I e
nces trade. It is convenient, simple of con. the
rong struction. Each pen is 20x16 feet, coon
Wded ample for a flock of twenty laying hens ago,
the or pullets, and affording them more was,
n of comfort than a smaller space would As hi
rith provide. The nest boxes are placed roll
ion, along the floor and roosting perches my p
Fig. provided with each compartment. Each "'l
our pen is connected with the other by ter.
I by means of a door opening from one pen 64
idg- to another. The floor is of wood, this dollar
dis- being preferable in a laying-house to I said
[ere earth. If anything is wanted upon the "I
Lch LJ lll this,
ly mn5 tr "'I
Let h Ih it etl i sawno id, I
re- surpri
r- foor, clern, sharp gravel is the beet machi
my article to use, as it can be easley a. moths
aen newed and it provides grit for them to machi
ras use in grinding their food. The build- "I I
Iilug should be about twelve or ifteen o mr
aI feet high, with ventilating windows to This u
eat the upper cnpola, -the windows being and th
ew opened in hot weather, giving pure air told hi
and perfect ventilation to the building. "We
--J. W. Caoghey, in Fanr and Homre. hand
negemmt of lee Manure how to
SThe most valuable property of hea "Wh
manure is ammonia. If allowed to lib. go, Ii
crete it loses its vtalue as a fertillr. see itd
k Forthe better preservation of the drop. a note
. pig a loose earthen floor of dry road been I
Sdust is best, for it catches all otf the that
droppins of the fowls when not on the when
a perches, and the frequent duetig eev opened
Serm them and prevents the liberation i cerried
to the ammona , Common grand plaster '1*
is e~elnt to mix with maure It tug-r
rlca be sprinkled eely on the drop. where a
i- paing during alght and put away ii sat bd
f- a-rlia na.dry, col place till neeed, "h
- The opp board should be ao and I t
able, taken out every morntng aneculd ~d
a j seraped into the barrel aud then shahe ka
.a heavy layer of plaster over brSj
a saeas snoh tlae; about ten pat e "
Splaser (ypsua) to one a t amuro. A ail, '
;i toothake madeor this e will se to
, Sgkt r th oos drop~plg, which sent ha
bse treated the same ws.-.tou. u.'
Vteusn o o ut odkr is ap al
ie.' In the summrthe widos o
be kept open, but inL bildin a bus
hobuse with a cealr ndereath, ram IfIe
tilation in winter must be considered m
SQf ll methtod ha have bsen Me@dtutb
oe a himney wdth an open epls a it
h]s been found the best asaSend e E
-t Pereladi of rmtii theseemar .
w4 I YIIjlJ~ii
ulsery M low uea t bat es h w o.
sat . om, m- e deny. tih isntep
inery In to't do that, deMar, to. u you '
a)O ors An auet I ivt yaou away;
I kegs of Yru a tp o low much I & ail you, st
oett'oh I imu to-da..
trnomo Ro_ hap otr rt awt ss to m el
hee Whaewk et had glhe lovs er:
to the What Aesn thes t opo thivets a
hares, Tea, , tIw ' must what I'll g.
u ICocin b thel Just o ied her dolly,o
e and With itsmmms ees " wide, nms ba sy,
S Ob. top, deym what m; Im thIorig
lend t a poor little I lo d
I - work Ad '. Dely sa War today. Ppk
at the She Wnever had playthgs M Jl you,
Ing upon her ather's knee, "what
an ex. With an yourses all dintrinkets, a
e Nlle, andif you and your nmm ea
n to hear the story I will that's ell you w t do.
l "A story?"t suai Mrs Wa m , looking try
p fm her work.
A ay "Well, Nellie, my storay is bout a boy
but heis and more robastlook
i t g than you, my littls e Hpues. It is sixe l
season e
in month s sine I firstl saw him. y ad
"I was a Dasav o de afternoon last w In
r e tr, when Iap saw id little boyNellie Ward, climb-to
n the store wg upon her father's knee, "whatten
SA tion smliat one. It was elf bright allnd hodinner st
n face, if ever I saw one. The boy was
e poorly clad, butin hias pleased mwere to-da
y adoaand whole.u ase
eh It he"I am the stbors,' I answill tell you what b
o te "'I lled to ask the prie of
rathrate sewing made me achine; not ay
S"'Forty dollars said I.Ward, looking
rl up"an I have one r d work it ot
he edl, earnestly story have every
andt about your age. Hree said he was twelve, perad I
cobut he is largn errand more robust look- k bout
ug thane sto You see, sir, how ittle puss. Its is ai
l monger buth since hIs to wokwu toh
eep- me thern Isaw a M other owns the littleo
ho the store whose in, and thattracted my atten- The
times she keeps oe or two bo~~e
and she sews some for other people, soba
r asI thoughn at once.I wasould try and bright and her a
sable face, if ever I saw one. The boy was city
very poorly cd bu dollarothes week it wlean T
tha "'WMll you givthe so ms?' he asked. , h
han "'Yes; and f you do answered;ll I what or
ayou have thewing machine for a littlfancy one, W
thg a but a good, substantial one.'
ing "You seerty doNellars,' said tested n
the boy 'Cand resoI haved if heand workas ith- out' have
lo he asked, earnestly. pn'I have every r
afminute, rainoon from three until seven, and I the
most prompt errand willing errany work about tioS
oodI ever employed. Lsee, ir, how ittle by li, father
Sthe doll a year ag rolle, and up on ther wants meti
eont, until onshe hasevening, some timeo work awful that
go, he licame runnin, andg after me as I tes
oe and she sewsy home from ther people, so obtal
s a roll of bills which Iould try and earn hera i
s " 'I found tmachines .', under the
aibe "'Butt willtakealongtir,'ai Th
youter. Ples I give yousee if it is dollar a week it will -
n "I tak e forty weeks.' of thhundred
I Bid:-
Ity "'WI should hagive so muchered reward for
this Jimeyes fairl you had not found it ths
hat'I am nd Ived you thtdo well I will let the
You have the machine for a little les their
than retanil price.' when
"Y'Min see, Nelle, I was interested in lo e
surprthe boy, and resolvedp it tohe wasrd faith- city
Smaulhin his duties to elp himave to tell
Evmother where camI got the money, ato the befoi
minute is to be r shiurpnse. He was the dump
I or I ever employed. Little by little Of ten
On- the dollars rolled up on the so- cant
set, count, until onplere evening, some time with
ns ago, he came running afterat me as I abou
ore was ternbon my way home from the store. ihe
d As he came up too-me he handed me a Men a
tacher hfould thiso and showir, under the coun
oI counted myl to o wites-three hundredJim to
it dollars-and then taking out two tens, .w
heb"I hestly haved; bo t I e~a~r ar m
h|tt I wesuld hael ofer. So we w tad
aw e rede ashed tuhe dttleease m h ae r
"'Yeou the o very ntly, sad the man
Shandin him t-e otne o~t oe
.ad m tter8 her I gt sotte ton , and I te f
ooahobtines Jtb's servie atwhdl yos
e souchpleasur in Imye Nellie!
a nde th isen to ehe Jim alme,' I Where
r-lm"e sete c t a first cl as mchne- '*3'e
han dome, stooand s .I promisedim a
a**"Wh' Jam t as. onthe es I wradto ch
seeit de d He seeAd me 4 rll wirit te
• ea tt e tel linthis mot her tha ihad
sa _miie,  ma son g  to hav
b sayes !*M a earn 4.a
)ERS. di b *e** ernNO"**.
for the mnbine oat e "shudold o ?'"
"'I got a dollar a week mother,
errands and when therwn s w ea
ro, the wh, aor other odd jobs, I earned 4
from twenty to o"ty emts extra and I
Mr. Ward gave me twenty don'
S'No, ye earned t as weol as lt
rest,' I said, and his mother br eaeld I
when I told her aboutthe roell o me k
"So, Nellie, now you know we I
pleasm me so meek today. ne se I
a cover: make a noble man, for the b whe e
work steadely and -4thfuely for ashe
an object as Jim had, and amer spld
anyof t fr his own pleast , sto be r
"But, papa," aid NeiU , "why didn't g
you give him the maehie?" t
"Because the peasure would not have
been aso grest to either Jim or las mboth
r. Thinkhow prd she will be o her ih
good son every time she ooks at her
r maehine."
"Any mothe would be proud of sahob
a son," said Mrm Ward, gently "'and
some time you must give him a holiday y
to spend rith us; we will be glad o qas
unl ay, him, won't we, Nellie"
There was a hearty "Yes, ma'am,"
and then Nellie, thanking hr father w
for the story, opened her sehool books l
, and went busily to her dutes for the e
eveing, and wondering a little it sh e
hb rse could have the patience, elf-denal and
limb- Industry of little Jim.- ahlae.
e have PC
dinner 80"rreeeue O te erCsc mese ae yset P
a Smas be
In all the bg ites, as well as all the
dne little aities of Chin, everyhing l aI
m what built of wood. The houses of the e
poorer people are built so close to- tet
coking asther you could hardly slip a pilee of be
paper, edgewlse, between the. mi
a boy The windows are made of oiled pa
welve, per, and often the front of the house is -
look- only an oiled paper screen, elosed at O,
is six night and open through the day.
Every tweaty rods or so there is a aP
t win- high brick wall, extending from one "s
ginto street through to the street in the rea. int
tten- These arefre wal to tenee in a re our
onest and keep it from conasming the entire ea
was city. p
alesa The people are very careless in the MS
use of lights They have real paper a
Chinese lanterns for lighting the house
what or going about at night, and they are she
constantly setting of freeracelrs for oI
t religious festivals. rum
one, Whenever a house eatches fire gongs "'
are struck, bells are rung, and every- 1001
one shouts and runs to the f. They
ont have f engines which they call water
seery dragons, and the men empibed to use
ad I them come rushing in from ald ire
bout tlons in their uniforms.
er Another very important element at a aMy
a me fre is the skh, or polie For whe
'ears one house catches are, it is bsieved tan
l to that every other hoase between te late
ittle two wlls will be barned,and so witk is
om attempting to put out the are, each one sees
takes as much of the property as ean be aRl
e, so obtained, and runes o. Whenevaer the siral
er a sk e anyone carrying of anytyflg The
they like, they take it away. to i
Jd L They all have a grand time atin dart
ill -ell baYthoes who lose by it, adnora lgh
of them have very much to lose. Then, good
ced, the moment the bre is extinguished aad
they go to work to rebuild, d mp gra
Ilet the ashea and burned timbers from tai
less their lot upon the property of the man P
where the fire started. That poor fel eBde
din low uf most, for ofte in large or s
ith- city he must carry that mass of half- Ma
burned refuse for two or three miles ae
the before he can find another place to tias
the dump it. So, very often e becomesdis.
boy couraged and leaves his lot altogether. "pros
ttle Often you will see, in a block, onasev- to
o- cant lot, only a pile of ashes, overgrown ore
'm with weeds, and that is how it came exi
I about Thd law says it is a just pun- out i
nae Ihment-Warren H. Frych, in Little as -
e a Men and Women.
an- Dark
me s the One who Is Alwas C sles on p
and D .erdersy.
r "Where's my hat?"
"Who's seen my knife?" dhl
"Who turned my coat wrong side out y,
and slung it under the lounge?" mch
SThere you go, my boy. When you
came into the house lat evening you P
flung your hat across the room Jumped
out of youar shoes, and kiked 'em rigt '
and left, wriggled out of your coat, Mid a
he gave it a toes, and now you are ianoyed
bel use eeeh artiele has not garstheed bh
e ftsealtido ehar to be readyfee yopr
when you dress in the morning.
SWho cut those shoestringat You did
it, to save one minute's time in untyil
them! Your knife is under your bed,
where it rolled :when J ee p AI
skipped and jrusped at yor trme
Your ol is down behind the brd
Sbureu, oneoa yaour seea ted peht
of the bed, and youar rest may be in the math
kitehen wood-box for all yaou known. a e
o Now, then, my way has always been
the emaes way. I d ratbhmr rng r I
a hat down than hang Is rd rter
a kiek my boots under the lounetha U i
a p5a0. them in the hall rd rather ran sIhtm i
, tierik ofspoll anew eeet Us to
Sowan rigt ap to balg reeldeas a a d a
t laovenly, but, b me ihve't I had ito
ipay f that ten tims overt Iiw set
your foot right down, sad determine
tohave order. Itisa trait that esnb o
An orderly man dea mahe tw. salts
. it lothesle t leanger sad lt aie
han an sloetn ly s e do mara ad
a w.g se -b e th naheheaehhige
N .t4titlr st sar oAsIor.u A ,
so takodt business w it h
ne r ma."e wnpl be b e. e -
waie.i- D roiell m erp PIeWePe
-fll hw neher Met ne" eafm, Ang -
&ite drubin' as dor wart now," "
iher, fw -Ommi o ge is eMelmt --e
sow on ,tasy. It ele a moeep o iy
I earned elMurs. A mas tseald shouldt-,
ea, and he wllowed,
'n -TpPam r whitewash to a lhe
WI e Whetn seand beyoundt, use a mama
Sya hn h a to a het ee e t
mmenr wieth utesle dghe he I the ether
rw head 1 stip palsed may then t e
S lapped e to b e lru brash U wMde
is to be eally more eassial the ameteal ht
First lay parallel theads elosely to
rdidn't gethe sacrs the broten place, and
then pick them up is basket failen
tha e with erwi threads, making the
a moth- da look e a piece eloth Iaserted
Sof her in the stoking
at her -Crle et o ae : Toaequart el o-t
arie ad a Bo ts of rise prepared oa
"d milh; rub It through a sieve end add
7 the misa to It. Beet the yolks a: two
So Selegs and whisk the into the rise.
ba t tWhen thoomsemieilsghywesmd,
m whin the prepared rise into t, after
father whisk do not letit bael, but
boo bring it to very near bolinag pint,
rte n with toastued bread dimah-Beate
l and -- ithern SweetPotatoMrad: Bake
thre egmseet potaa"; powoand wo
'ER. mash them through a wredr with a
potato masher, adding to them a tea.
a.se panful od t and a tblespocsafl
buete aft they have been mashed
llthe k with the a cupfutl and a balf of
P il corn meal, a seat empml of milk, and
I the one egg (beaten smooth); pour this bt
sto tfr late a bttered bakingr dish, anad
Sbake in a aoderate ven fora twenty
minutes. Use the bad hot,with plenty
dp c W batter..4 ood ousekeepang.
e is -"This coarner wants a toeh aof col
ed at r," commented a youang woman who
w"as xinap" the parlor of her tiny
Sis a apu t expectation of a visitor,
Sone "a bit of bright color. I have it," she
rear. interrupted herself suddenly and ran
Se out of the room. In two eintes she
Scire ames back with a deliheately-painted
plate on which lay a small cluster of
a the falag grapes and a fne orange with
pper a quarter et'out. A pearl-handled
ne knife lay acros the plate, sad when
Sare se put ito the t it little table in the cl.
s for or-seeding ornershe tcked a slighlrtly.
rumpled little napkin half under it.
mMgs "There," she eys, "is the color and the
rpy. look of habitancy."-N. Y. Tribune.
Ia 'se ee Viery D.Usa sa es
W the prsent seaon will be net.
at a able for the generl e of d te
hen color, there are very evident indies
red tles o the pop lrity at M#a. hkLrk
the interniadste shaes are leam in demand,
cout although a great deal of navy blue is
a en amongthe bet goodwa m well as
a b R ades of red. Browna lsmd.
the irabe, dark green is fairly popular.
SThe speral fanc y of the market tarn
to tints. Tan in all ahade frma the
ire dark cor with a r eddish et to the
s a lighter tint shading on  a , is ospela
isa, good. Bflaekgroandswthlbrghteolora
had and tints of almost every imanag ble
fM grade are among the ultra-fashionae
rom fabrics.
M For street coestumes, black silks bro.
tfel ended with May buds, leaves, wreaths,
a or set igures are much admired; light
l be sin ra all nd tints of green
ie ar see in the best Imporlt
to toa. A green with a yellw.
s i- ik cast which i lnvoiced am
' roadt" is verypopukr.' Heliotrope
va- a to be one the leading colors, the
wn more so as there are rumor that the
a exquisite light tints are to be brought
n- out in adel qualities. h a thing
tie as "a fast color" helotrope will er.
tinly be a ovatio, and will make
this one of th amost popu al of
L the summer sad demi-eason colora.
Dark heliotrope and the colors veri
on purple are n very general desmand,
even to the royal purple, sand lu
dahlia. Yellow is very r uned,
a little ornge and soe tureof th
yellows, but the colo a nolt as
much hliked a may o the lighter
Plak is oe e the ledl tlat, sd
w w herthe ry palt s ovra shae or
the dal old plak and starawbenrry tints,
aIl are equally good. Phak with aulmeo
d suadi gis Ied, bt this is somewhat
Stisnad an et apoplr as the elesar
" pimry rs ad peah-blow. .Dea,
r br a drawi a room in a m.nry
a es thereag inohg pretatier the
. broad, low w e a winUh ma
I p A chiTs eme eLn.. shl o ld
matek the window cu rin, whim a y
alo h ave inrdeaseditawi
I m .. a w e t l an -men
SItself asa YThe es
onleee t lowt esna and the
wi, w e hteaipmit h ad thai
wisk twah se emtea a imlea but
_assse_ s gh him. a eteu pos
'ml thor m ol ira u

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