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II'ew people, prjobably, appreciate
'the importance of the apple crop in
the United States. In value it exceeds
even the wheat crc:p. Lest year, for
instance, the ap.!:V ci op was 213.000,
300 barrels, or ;i )P.0)'0 h::shels. At
a base of $2 a t,. 1. which i:; consid
prCd" a covtsirnt''" c.li; :atc.e the crop
netted $I;:0.(,l.l0, or n' ,ii $107,
900,000 more Ithan il v'!ue of the
wheat. On a ,',"'r'.:" basis the
apple rrop r ::, .: c a 5', percent
more t!;:n I v'....t ();t: export of
apples in . .': b.;000,000
Darrel: a y::. . :t : i:!l g enor
mously. ()t .:' . 'd viit t ":"
from Li\ , : t., and
last ye(a;" 'n. ports ex
perilonc'e d < ' .. e ;lty in
upplying tl ,' : . ' trade
had grown f,r : r; :., but took
an tel::mar t, 1r p ho l1,ts
rxpn:IL' ::l, .,i, l ;. i'" " . .nrican
jip$1laj an ;I t i,.,:. ai:.l t n:rgy
.T wl hit Aln,. r S pro-
senttd the li ! ' ri tra
j Rallroadt to Cross natt t.ke.
'The plan of thb" erntral Pacific rail
road to cut off )u7 r:tiles by crossing
Great Salt lah.', inv':lv"s a great en
gineering pr:':obt,<. 'IThe, lake has to be
crossed at a p'int whe:re it is thirty
two miles wide, tr.stle work. being
necessitated for the whlo! distance,
except two rnloes air':.; the rocky
promontory point. The view afforded
passengers over the nerw route will be
novel and picturesque.
Crea'tton of the .dead has been the cus
tom iit Japan for 1200 years.
RItelleion Iosing Elronlnd.
The country is bh, roming agitated over the
statement that religin is inog ground. This
resultu in corutl'si dint usiou until the agi
tation ran its ecors(e, r ad still re li'ion flour
Ishes. It is onl m -i*" -f tlncs. that (tIterior
ate. Thu ftll'"Pt 't:ncltlie 'iti, of lirelet
ter's Stomach r:itt rs, the great setLmach
strengthmcer. lies in thi ta: that it Lba .iced
for fifty years in spite ,': ;i: ro]rl of imita
tions, and is renownd n ftr its .nare or ;ipep
sia, indigectiotn, iliou'ina., nervousw'is and
malaria, fever eni agae.
If a girl dislikes a yount n:an she steels
her heart, but if she admires hia she lets
him steal it.
P-rrxaan A FAZLct.si I) !,:'.) lies the fast
Met and brightest colors ~)~ aUy known dye
staN. Sold by all dlruaggistt.
The State which picý'od,. ed the largest
corn crop last year was [libnois, with i47,
0(10.000 lbnshel. . .. .
Europe and Austra!:a tgn.ther are al
most exactly equal in area to South Amer.
'ica. North America and Australia com.
bhind would almost cover Africa.
Denc.ltee Cannot He ('alred
by local applirations as they cannot reach the
diseased portion of the ear. Thi,r is only one
way to curo deafness, and that is hby conititu
tional remedise. Deafness is cause;l by an in
flamed condition of the mucous lining of the
]ustachian Tit:,I. When this tube is inflamed
puo have a rumbling pound orimperfeet har
ng, and when it is entirely el.oed Deafneus is
the retunit, and uinl:ss the inflammation can be
taken out and this trub restored to it. normal
eonditlon, hearing will I, de(,,troved forever.
Nine eases out of ten are ransedi hb ratarrh.
which is nothing hut an inflamed condition of
the mucous surnt, l.
We will give ()In Hunlrch Dollars for any
case of Deafness i cam.el by catarrh), that can
aot be cured Iy falls Catarrh Cure. Circulars
sent free. F. J. laster d& Co., Toledo, O,
Bold by Drugggt1, 75c.
Hall's Family Fills are the best.
The lpt ulation of the ernnman Empire
includes ,i000,000 who use the Polish lan
Bet Peor the Bowels.
No matter what ails you, headache to a
eacer, you will never get well until your
bowels are put right. (JOA*tants help natura,
eare you Without a grips or pain, produoe
easy natural movements, cost you just 10
seats to start getting your health baok. CAs.
carre OCandy Cathartic, the genuine, put upl
In metal boxes, every tablet has C. C.
stamped oi it. Beware of imitations.
A man can go down hill faster than he
eau go up.
FITS permanen :ly cured. No fits or nervous
nme after S-st day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
N're Restorer. *12 trial bottle and treatise free
Dr. it. I. KLSK, Ltd., 931 Arch Bt. Phila. Pa.
Physical culture is only another name
Sfor hard work.
SMrs. Winalow's Soothtng Syrup for ohildrea I
tething, soften the guans, relauoes inflamta.
tlon,aillay pain, cars wind colic. 250o a bottle
Potatoes tort he wrid'~a greatest sin
gle crop. 4000 million bushels being pro
dueed annually, equal in bulk to the en
tire wheat and corn crop.
H. R. Gauaz's Sons, of Atlanta, Ga., are
the only successful lronsy npecialists in the
world. See their liberal offer in advertisement
in another column of tCiis paper.
An ordinary piano contains a mile of
Piso's Cure cannot be too highly spoken of
as a congh cure.-J. W. O'Blaat, 1122 Third
Avenue, N.. Minuneapolis. Mlinn.. Jan. 6, 1900.
"My mother was troubled with r
consumption foi many years. At j
last she was given up to die, Then
she tried Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
and was speedily cured."
D. P. Jolly, Avoca, N. Y.
No matter how hard
your cough or how long
you have had it, Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral is the
best thing you can take.
. It's too risky to wait a
until you have consump
tion. If you are coughing b
today, get a bottleof a
Cherry Pectoral at once.
Thee alst: f,)c.,. $1. All drnstm. I
Consult year docler. if tie says take It,
then eo as he satys. It he tell yosu not J
to take it. the, duo't take it. He Iknows.
Leave It with imn. We are wtllin¶. t
J. ¢t. ATER 'O.. Lowel|, Ma. b
Food doesn't digest well? t
Appetite poor? Bowels t
constipated? Tongue coated?
It's your livcr! Ayer's Pills
are liver pills; they cure dys
235c. All druggists.
want yOUr moustachu or beard a beautiutl b
brown or rich blark' Then tise
BUCKINGHAFM'S OYE wW.Y.
so Oc as DeIMlsut om R. Co. C' Ce., 5aaUa, 5. M.
AC E N TS '""'2
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Brehard Door Holder
Artw workers e'erywhers sar era bg ~ . ]
alwas a sseat "lm ,nt or ,or goostmp
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Teb Smatetbst made VWeaPemaht s hhL
IcILSIENNY'S TABASCO. I
to AT LOVE'S DOOR.
is I heard a sonnd, in the deep of nighb
U'nlike aught heard before;
sr It was a lost heart knocking at Love's
It I .aw a sight in the dawning light
May I not see it more!
It sies a dead heart lying at Love's
Y 5 ITTA ALLENI FELLNR,
STimothy Dole, or "Old Tim PN , I'
r- as he was called by his Er iates, was
a agreat and powerplH blacksmith in a
, ulet little 'iltage among the Berk
TDeim was an honest, hard worltit,
kiind hearted man, and a x"aet favor
te with all the et!n'.i'cy people for
miles around , T, spite of his being mor
;,idly eutirstltious and a firm believer
in kpirit rapping, haunted houses and
Tim's dearest friend, farmer ,ohi
fDavis, or "honest John," as RIk Was
everywhere khowh, was alWays chid
ing Timothy 'adit his belief, or, as
.ohn w-\aild put it, his "foolishness."
Still, whenever they had an hour to
spare, they were sure to get together
and the talk always turned to "ghosts"
and "spirit rapping ,"
All through the wintele months they
were much together. It was Tom's de
light to close his shop early and drive
to his friend's hot a and spend the
long wintty evenings by the fire in
the farmboUe kitchen, expounding his
favorite views on spiritualism.
Although John Davis professed to
be an unbeliever in spiritualism, and
was known as " honest John," he could
vouch for more bloodcurdling ghost
stories and thrilling adventures than
any other man about the country; and
Tim was an earnest listener.
One of their most horrible tales, hor
rible for a "true story," was about a
haunted house, of course, haunted by
a headless ghost. The old house still
stood in the neighborhood, but no liv
ing being could occupy it, for when
ever the housewife attempted to pre
pare the morning meal there always
appeared beside the kitchen stove a
man without a head, but with a
scarred and bloody neck. It was most
horrible! There was only one cause
for such a ghost-murder.
Years ago, the story ran, a terrible
crime had been committed there; a
most brutal murder it was, too. A
simple, honest peddler, who merely
sought a night's repose beneath that
humble roof, had been beheaded with
an axe while awaiting his breakfast.
Then the fiend who did the awful deed
escaped by stealing a horse from the
barn behind the house.
The years had come and gone and
the murderer had not been found, and
to this very day no one had yet been
able to live in that house, or even use
the barn. The horses stabled in that
barn, no matter how securely fas
tened, would become untied during the
night by some mysterious hand, and
scamper wildly away, even when
strong ropes or heavy iron chains were
John Davis had never fastened a
horse there himself, but his father,
who had been a very religious and Just
man, had often tried to do so, in years
gone by, without avail.
Even John's own mother, who had
been a noble Christian woman, had
actually seen the headless man sitting
beside the fire in that old haunted
house upon two different occasions,
and although John said he did not be
lieve the tale himself, he always add
ed, when telling it:
"And father's word was as good as
Bible truth," and "everybody knew
that mother could not lie."
And Tim believed it all, and would
hardly have ventured home at night
if he had not kept his horse with him
to keep him company.
Now it happened that as these two
old men would often meet and tell
their tales, they sometimes had a lis
tener, a young man who loved humor
and occasionally dropped in to hear
their stories. His name was George
Cowee. He was a slender youth with
much learning and refinement. He
was a nephew of Deacon Cowee, a
wealthy farmer living a short distance
from the Davis place.
He always agreed with Tim, but he
had no more faith in "Tim's views"
than John himself, but he liked Tim
and he liked to hear him talk. It
was very amusing.
The night before Christmas he hap
pened into John's kitchen, and there
he found Tim, who, as usual, was tell
Ing about "the dead coming back" and
"communicating with their friends by
rapping on tin pans," and as usual
John loudly declared it was all "bosh"
Tim had just been down to the city,
where he had attended a full fledged
spiritual meeting, and he was strong
er than ever in his belief, and had
many wonderful things to relate.
When George Cowee arose to go that
night he said to them:
"I am going away tomorrow-out
west," Then he added mischievously,
slyly winking at John: "Tim, if I
am killed before I return I will let
you know it through the spirit. I
will rap on the head board of your
bed at night. Spirits are always around
at night, and I shall rap very softly at
first, then louder than a bass drum,
so that you will know that it is I,
George Cowee, and no matter what
hour it is, you must hasten here to
John's house and tell him. I am sure
that if he believes it he will at once
be converted to your views."
Just then an old clock upon the
kitchen shelf struck 10, and the young
"Ah, John, that you may also know
that I have passed away. I will ring
that clock. I will ring it for an hour,
and wake you and your wife up and
keep you awake the whole time."
George Cowee was only jesting, and he
smiled as he went west.
Weeks and months went by, and
nothing was heard from him.
It was now the beginning of May.
As there was much horse shoeing to
be done in the springtime, Tim was
kept very busy. John Davis was also
hard at work. One Tuesday, May 4,
John had plowed all day, and when
night came he was unusually tired,
and went early to bed.
In the middle of the night he and
his wife were awakened by the strik
!ng of the clock in the kitchen. They
thought it was 12 o'clock, but the clock
did not stop when it had struck 12,
but struck on and on.
"What in thunder alls that cloek?
he aeclaimsd, and he got up and went
into the kitchesn. He shook the old
clock, but it would not atop rgindg
He took it down trom the shelf and
laid It oni it back upon the kitceb
tabe. ~ e 1 aa sot Satop t trea
ItWayr (t3133 hso bnr maui
John was tempted to throw it Ont Into
the yard: then it ceased as suddenl
a it began, and was as quiet as >
The old clock it Wrn out!'; John
said. "I i[tbt get another one," and he
returned to his bed and slept.
It was hardly daylight when At
heard a team driving into his aird.
Going to the deer he beheld his old
friend Titl. Tim was all excitement
afid his voice trembled as he called out
to John from his buggy:
"Did your clock ring in the night
r "Well-yes," John answered; "but
how did you know that?"
) "Don't yon remintmber ~iewrge Cowee,
A) td what he told us about his spirit
annifiesting itself to us? If you don't
S'do, and I am sure Georgh Cowee is
"Nonsense!" John cried. "The young
rascal is probably alive and kicking."
"Nonsense or no nonsense," Tim
said, "I believe he is dead, for all night
I coulld not sleep. About 12 o'clock,
when I was thinking about the spirits,
there came a rap upon the headboard
of my bed, faintly at first, ahd then
When tI sked it it Was George Cowee's
spirit, suich a thumping and bunmping
you never heard. It was louder than
a bass drum. As soon as dayligB't I
made haste to come to you."
"Ha. ha, ha! ' laughed John; "you
had the nightmare, suire enough," he
said. But Tim sadly shook his head.
He knew it was the "spirits."
"Come down to my shop this after
noon, and we will talk about it," Tim
said as he drove away.
That afternoon John went down to
e the shop.
"Not because I want to talk about
ghosts," he said, "but to have Tim put
a new shoe on my mare."
As Tim worked on the mare's foot
they fell to talking, and naturally the
conversation drifted to the strange
events of the previous night.
Before they had finished talking
about the rappings on Tim's head
board Mr. Maxon, the station agent,
came into the shop, and he held in
his hand a folded paper.
"I saw your wagon out here, Mr.
Davis," he said, "and I thought if you
were going right home I could get
you to deliver this message that has
just come for Deacon Cowee."
"Certainly I will deliver it," John
answered, and the agent handed him
the paper and departed.
As soon as he was out of the shop
both old men drew near each other
and looked at the telegram addressed
to Deacon Cowee, and this is what it
"Denver, Col., May 5.
"Your nephew, George Cowee, was
killed in a railroad accident here last
Both old men stared into the fire,
silent, sad, thoughtful.-Waverley
A HARD LIFE.
The Mental and Physical Hardship of
Mail Car Clerks is Unremitting.
The life of a railway mail clerk or
route agent at the best is not easy,
says a contributor to Collier's Weekly.
He travels under a constant strain and
is subject to unremitting mental and
physical hardship. He is always over
worked, but he must be ever alert, ex
pert and accurate. The business of a
continent depends on the correctness
of his instantaneous mental processes
and his rapid maipulation-a letter
"misthrown" may break a heart or
burst a bank or ruin a railway corpo
The lurching of cars going at tre
mendous speed around sharp curves;
the continued succession of efforts to
maintain equilibrium; the monotonous
vibrations terribly destructive to nerve
tissue, to spinal column and to brain
texture are the daily and hourly con
comitants of his ordinary work. Pro
bationers often relent and go back to
their former duties. One aspirant for
employment in this field was assigned
to a notably rigorous route. He never
finished his first trip; he went half
way, bought a ticket for home, and re'
turned as a passenger. Replying af
terward to some questions as to the
labor involved, he replied: "Lifting
and unlocking 200-pound pouches,
shaking out the contents, arranging
same, removing pouches, locking same,
carrying on mail matter, re-arranging
sacks, then going over same work, con
tinuing same 17 hours, without rest,
with trains flying around curves and
slinging you against everything that
is not slung against you."
Vigor, vitality and resolution are
essential in a beginner as well as
keenest intelligence and unwearied
spirit of application. But the physical
qualities are slowly sapped and under
mined by such steady exactions of
duty and the mental qualities are pro
Hence the railway mail systetn is a
huge Gorgon, incessantly, cruelly de
vouring specimens of the best man
hood of the nation. Under present con
ditions it must continue to demand
and devour, in order that the currents
of trade and tides of civilization may
continue to flow. Suspend the man
wrecking process a single week for
needed, universal rest and social chaos
PEARLS OF THOUGHT.
The unspoken word never does
Genius is only a superior power of
The great obstacle to progress is
Integrity without knowledge is weak
Live with wolves and you wi.l learn
to Aowl.-Spanish proverb.
Rashness is the faithful but unhap
py parent of misfortune.-Fuller.
What you dislike in another take
care to correct in yourself.-Sprat.
The great art of learning is to un
dertake but little at a time.-Locke.
A judicious silence is always better
than truth spoken without charity.
He is a good man whose triends are
all good, and whose enemies are de
There is one form of hope that is
never unwise, and which certainly does
not diminish with the increase of
knowledge. In that form it changes
its name, and we call it patience.-Bul
Great occasions do not make heroes
or cowards; they simply unveil them
to the eyes of men. Silently and im
perceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we
grow or wax weak; and at last some
crisis shows us that we have become.
Visitor-So you weigh 700 pounads;
doesnt 'It annoy you to have people
comment on your sise?
Fat man-Oh, no;- If I uwasa't wo
ried to death with tool questions I
maybe I'd welsh teo10-Cle Re
t. little jov .at on the shore of a pond
\ hile a bullfrog sat in the pool:
-dtl each one gazed on the other one
L ik.e lholars in a school.
I'hen at !tlt tlhe little boy spoke and
"W hy. rol,. .!o you gaze at me?
Prnay \i tor jump., that I umiy learn
Sol," Nitural up i t-rr
I'." frit, brhoud.i' but his replv:
"l'That's what I'in hlri' fur. too.
['OI i nt itd iai E, -y". , and their curious
Fo'r I've nothing else to do!"
rlh n the boy lie tulred and went away,
And the fro' lit, sank below;
,\'iiilui ci:'celiulg ripples on the pool
WVrl a:'1 that was left of the show.
--Ienjatnie \Welbsther in St. Nicholas.
A I'arrot at Breakrast.
A ftutnn parrot, lives in Hroikliri:
and is very fond of the lady shd lives
with. When the breakfast bell rings
in the morning, she will push open the
door of her cage with her bill, fly down
to the breakfast table, take her ownl
chair, which she always knows and oc
cupies at each meal, and wait until the
family assemble. If they should not
gather as quickly as she thinks they
ought, she will call out, "Hurry up,
folks, hurry up!" and at the same time
hop over to the oatmeal dish and at
tempt to lift the cover; for she is very
fond of oatmea l. and will make her en
tire breaktrat of it. She would not
touch the oatmeal even. if able to lift
the Lover; toi" she is a very good Polly;
After finishing her breakfast, she flies
right back to her cage.
Three Amnsing Games.
The game called water sprite affords
children a lot of fun. Players stand
in two lines facing each other, with a
large open space, representing a river
between. The child called the water
sprite stands between and beckorlns one
to cross. This one signals to one oh
the opposite side, and they run across
to exchange places, If touched by the
water sprite, the water sprite and the
one touched exchange places, and the
game is continued.
Last pair pass is anothet amusing
game. The children stand in twos,
one behind the other. One who is
catcher stands in front with his back
to the others and calls, "Last couple
out!" when the last two in the line
run around to the front and try to join
the hands before they are touched by
the catcher. The one touched becomes
catcher. His partner joins the pre
vious catcher, and they take their
places as first couple in the line.
To play red lion, one player, the red
lion, stands in a den. The others ven
ture near to him, calling:
Red lion, red lion, come out of your
Whoever you catch will be one of
He runs out and tries to catch one.
The first one caught joins hands with
him, and together they try to catch
others, each captive being added to his
line. Only the two persons at the ends
of the line can catch others.
Japanese Children at Play.
In an article in the St. Nicholas en
titled "Glimpses of Child Life in Ja
pan," illustrated by himself, Theodore
Wores says that two holidays especial
ly for children are observed by the Ja
panese during the year. The one oc
curs on May 5, and is called "Boys'
Day," and the other, on March 3, is
known as "Girls' Day," or the "Feast
of Dolls."' On Boys' Day the streets
present a very bright and festive ap
pearance, as almost every house is
decorated with a tall bamboo pole
to which one or more large paper fish
are attached. The number of fish
hung from each pole corresponds to
the number of boys in the family.
These fish are very cleverly construc
ted, and are painted so as to present
a very natural appearance. They are
fastened to the pole by a cord passed
through the jaws, and openings at the
mouth and tail allow the wind to blow
through, filling them out and causing
them to plunge in a most lifelike man
ner. These paper fish vary in length
from three to 20 feet.
In many houses, on this occasion,
miniature stands of arms, containing
swords, spears, bows, banners, and
suits of armor, are brought out of the
kura, or storehouse, and placed on
view. Some of these toy weapons are
as carefully made as the real things,
and are often very o1d, having served
on Boys' Day in the same family for
many generations. On Girls' Day al
most every household has more or less
of a collection of dolls on view. These
dolls are carefully packed away, each
in its own wooden case, during the
year, and are only brought out on these
special occasions, when it is the cus
tom for little girls to pay visits to
one another, exchange the compli
ments of one another's dolls. In ad
dition to these dolls, all sorts of minia
ture household articles, consisting of
dressing-cases, toilet-sets, furniture,
and kitchen utensils. etc., made of sil
ver and lacquer, are displayed. The
principal dolls imitate the mikado and
his empress in ancient court dress.
Many of these collections of dolls are
Japan has not without reason been
called a "chiloren's paradise." While
my own observations have proved to
me that Japanese children are about
the happiest I know, I have also ob
served that they always display the
greatest respect for their parents and
elders, who are thus more than repaid
for the unfailing love and attention
they bestow upon the little ones of the
The five children had played every
thing they knew over twice; at least
they thought they had, and still it
would not to be 5 o'clock, when
th-y were to go down-stairs to the li
brary to play a brand-new game with
But if you only wait long enough it
will get to be 5 o'clock after a while;
and just as the clock began to strike
5 the five children went down-stairs
with a rush, and almost before it was
through they had swarmed into his
"This, my dear children," he said,
"is the game of missing words. I will
give you the first line complete, and
the second line to its last word, which
you must at once give, and it must
rhyme with the las tword of the first
line. If you cannot think of it you get
dropped out. The one who stands the
longest may get out the next missing
word lesson. Are you ready?"
"Yes, father," they all answered at
'Dony will be number one, Tommy
two, Molly three, Polly four and Dum
my Dee fie. You may help Dummy
Dee a little it he needs It" sai their
"I'm not going to need it!" sail
Dummn ~1i#. indignantly,
So father begani
"A young fellow whose surname *4
Sill harnessed his horse and started
"Till," said Donny, promptly and
"That's good," said fits ather, "al
though the word was mill."
So Donny sat down.
"He stopped beside a flowing-"
"Rill," said Tommy, who said after
ward that he said it by mistake, but it
appeared to be right.
"Thera came a pretty girl named-"
"Jill," ~tidi Mcilli, sure she was right.
'He Wished thait his wasJaek, not-"
"Sill?" asked Polly:
"No, we cannot use the same Word
twice; but you did not know that, sb
you may try again."
"Will?" asked Polly again, and that
"Or, as they'sometimescalled him-"
"Bill," said Dummy Dee, with such
an air of conviction that he received
'ihich really was a bitter --'
"Pill/' said Tommy, delighted with
his easy one.
"His errand he forgot--
But Molly could not think, neithef
tould Polly; Dummy Dee shouted;
"Until!" and Was right again.
"The sun shot down behind the--"
"Hill," said Tommy, and that WtSl
right, too, and the last line.
Then they all ndecided to write one
fot their father, and it had to be hart
blcau-', as MAlly said, their fat.O,
wrote things with rhymes in them for
the papers, st, he was in the habit of
it; but befuoe they were through with
theiF lask tie supper-bell tanig; to
their great stitjirise, so they had to
wait until the riext afternoon. But
they had decided on the rhyming word.
It was cry..-- outh's Companion.
A True Story.
Toggles's Sunday-school teacher had
told him something he did not under
stand very well. As nearly as he
could remember, some man had said
that the whole world was like two
great heaps, one of the happy things
and the other of the unhappy things,
and every time we took something
from the unhappy heap, and put it on
the happy heap we made the whole
world pleasanter and better.
Then she had told them how the
man who said it had made the world
happier by giving a penny to a little
girl who had lost hers and was crying
about it. Toggles thought it very un
likely that he should ever do a thing
like that, because, even if he should
meet such a little girl, the chances
were he wouldn't have any penny.
Being at grandpa's on a visit, and hav
ing a new teacher, he just kept quiet,
and put the whole matter carefully
away in the back of his head, to keep
until he had time to think it over.
The time came the next afternoon
when he was out by the barn, digging
in the load of new fresh sand that
grandpa had had dumped there on pur
pose for him. He made two great
piles, as nearly of a size as he could,
and the one by his left foot he called
the happy pile, and the one by his
right hand the unhappy pile; and then
he took a big trowel full of sand from
the right-hand pile, and let it sift
down on the left-i.and pile, and re
joiced to see the unhappy heap grow
smaller, and the happy heap grow big
ger. And all the time he was think
ing how to tell it to Mabel, who was
Toggles's little s.ster, and who hadn't
been to Sunday-school because she had
torn a great hole in one of her new
shoes, and the shoemaker had not fixed
It was while he was very busy there
that mamma called him to come into
the house. Grandpa had come back
with the wagon, and was all ready to
take him to the big factory where they
made the kind of milk Toggles had
seen the men squirt out of the cows in
to the thick, sticky milk that Toggles'
mamma bought in cans at the grocery
store. Toggles had asked so many
questions about it that grandpa had
promised to take him to see it done.
They were ready to start, and grand
pa had just said, "Get up!" to Dobbin,
when Mabel came running to the door,
"I want to go, too," she called.
"Oh, no!" said mamma: "you have
not any shoes to put on. Why, what
would the men in the big factory say
if they were to see a little girl without
"I want to go," repeated Mabel. "I
want to see them make the thick,
"No," said mamma, "you can go
some other time."
And then Mabel began to cry; for
she was littler than Toggles, and all
of a sudden Toggles thought of his two
"I can go some other time, "he said.
Mabel can wear my shoes."
Grandpa and mamma did not say
anything while Mabel, with tear
stained cheeks, but as radiant as a lit
tle cherub, was pulling on the shoes
Toggles had just taken off; but they
looked at each other, and there were
tears in mamma's eyes.
"Good-bye," called Mabel, as grand
pa gathered up the reins. "I wish you
were going, too."
"Oh! never mind," answered Tog
gles. "I can go some other time."
And then, hurrying back to his piles,
he fell to digging so hard that, long be
fore grandpa and Mabel returned, the
unhappy heap was gone, and only the
great round happy heap remained.
Frederic Hall, in Sunday School Times.
Do Birds Whistle or Slag?
It has often been cause for aston
ishment that an animal so remote as
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man should be the only creature ca
pable in the least degree of imitating
tile human voice. A talking horse has
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are produced through a tube-to be
technical, through the slit knownasthe
glottis-not by the help of vocal cords.
But the whole distinction is beside the
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singing will have seen both the vibra
tio*a of his throat and the variations
in the extent to which he opens and
closes his beak or mandibles; and giv
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with the production of an articulate
language, whistling and singing be
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terms suggesting a distinction. Peo
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only a few species of birds, such as
the parrot and the jackdaw, can be
taught, but in wild life almost all
birds are mimics to some extent, and
probably more of' them than people
realize could be taught to imitate hu
man soundi The starling has aston
ishlng skill in taking off other birds;
and even the ramucous jay can produce
a snag or a whistle if the word is pre
terred, which would d gastice to a
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