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the United States with at least sixty
stamps each. Distributed among the
population ctf the entire globe, they
supply each person with postage fol
not less than three letters. Placed
side by side in a continuous line the
total issue would girdle the entire
earth three times, forming a variegat
ed ribbon around it nearly three inches
in width. If spread out in the same
manner across the United States, the
stamps would form a paper sidewalk
from New York tc San Francisco over
three feet wide. Pasted into a stamp
collector's book of the conventional
size, the issue for the year would half
fill 1,000,000 volumes, which placed one
upon another would form a solid col
umn over twenty-five miles high. It
it is true, as Edward Everett Hale
says, that the United States postal sys
tem is the greatest of popular educa
tors, these figures will serve to show
the extent of Uncle Sam's present serv.
ice as a school teacher.
Spread by Ships.
The common cockroach has spread
throughout the civilized world by
means of ships. This disagreeable bug
comes and goes on ships almost as
freely as the rats. The two live to
gether amicably and they monopolize
the holds of the ships which carry
A Conviot SLakes ilver Dollars.
A convict, employed in the boiler room,
succeeded in perfecting a die for making
silver dollars without detection, and was dis
tributing them through outside accompliees. I
The officials were about as much surprised
at this discovery as the person who receives
a substitute article in place of the genuine
Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, the only sure 1
oure for indigestion, dyspepsia, constipation
and bhliousness. Dop t fail to try it. Our
Private Die Stamp is over the neck of the
People/who live on tick seem to be im
mesel 'tickled about it.
rT IAKESPEARkb'$ HOE,.
" tratbrod-on-Aven." t
"I am finishing a tour of Europe; the best
thing I've had ovrhere is a box of Tetterine
I brought from home,"-C. H. McConnell, 5
Mgr. Economcal Drug Co., of Chicago, Ill. t
Tetterine cures itehing skin troubles. t00. a
box by mail from J. T. Shuptrine, Savannah,
O., if your druggist don't keep it. t
If you can't back up your assertions, the I
next best thing is to back down.
Best Fer the Bowels.
No matter what ails you headaehe to a eau
eer, you will never get well until your bowels
are put right. Oasoanars help nature, cure
you without a gripe or pain, produce easy t
natural movements,cost you Just 10oents to
start getting your health book. Casucarr
Gandy Cathartic, the genuine, put up in metal l
boxes, every tablet has O. C. O. stamped on t
it. Beware of imitations.
Consisteney is the only jewel that women
don't seem to care much about.
Darliest Russtea Millet.
Will you be short of hay? If so, plant a
plenty of this prodigally prollfe millet. 5 to
8 tons of rich hay per acre. Price, 50 Ibs.,
1.90; 100 lbs., 80-0; low hfrhts John A.
salser Seed Co., La rose, Ws. A
Some people play the piano as though t
they were doing it for euerase. t
Putax ansys ass DLas do not stain the
hands or spot the kettle. Sold by all drug
More people have died from colds than 8
were ever killed in battle.
PITS pemaently oured. No fits or nervous
nes after it day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
NerveRestorer. trial bottle andtreatisefree
Dr. B. H. K , Ltd., h., 98 ArokSL, Phila., Pa. r
The trouble with a friend in need is that t
"e is always that way. i
I do ot beiwl PIso's Oure Coasmmp. t
Von haeu as p for coughs and adv--J suw
N. orv, T pstLag, aInd., Feb. I,1 0. c
A little change in the oket is better
han t dolddh]asp in t weather.
lee ewsar. 1e0.
The readers of this aer wit be pleased to
eam that there Is atlat see draded di- Y
ease that isoeace has been able to urme in all
Ito stages, and that is Oatarrh. Hall's Catarrh b
Ourne is the only positive cure now known to
the medical fraternity. Catarrh bega con
stitutional disease, reuresa etUtionl t
taseatment. Hall's Catarhorhuristakenter
nally, acting direotly upon the blood and mu
eous sortaees of the stem, thereby destroy- b
g the foundation o t~ea and giving b
the patient strength by bilding up the eon- b
siLtation and assisting nature ln doin its
work. The proprtetos have o much faithin n
Its earative powers that they offer One Hun- a
dd Dollars for any case that it fails to oure.
Beand for list of testimeniels. Address
P1.. mru & Co., Toledo, O.
Soldb Dre , ,?o.
HallPmyJ are the best.
The theorist always neers at the practical a
man. That's wh beis a theorist. I
Tyae's Dyspa liemedy Cares Sour
tomae and Heidah. At Druggistts, M. tl
You can't make the father of twins be
lieve that a man cannot serve two master. de
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"One of my daughters had a in
terrible case of asthma. We tried az
almost everything, but without re- cc
lief. We then tried Ayer's Cherry
Pectoral, and three and one-ha lf t
bottles cured her."- Emma Jane at
Entaminger, Langsville. 0. ct
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral in
And it cures bronchitis, m
hoarseness, weak lungs,
whooping-cough, croup, o0,
winter coughs, night ti
coughs, and hard colds. b
STm s mzls.,es.,. St. s i fa
to ishe it, tsea 'im't tidk tt. Us Iaesm
Leaveit with 0rab. fsr.
Its quality infauences h
is in the fertilier. to
Neither panh~ nor at
gelo gall possible a
without Potash. al
Wll fee 5 tw ,
oezuawr n oa weans.
the AN EXCELLENT COMBINATION.
for Oats and peas are grown early in the
:ed season and the combination is an ex
the cellent one. The seed should be
ire broadcasted as soon as the ground can
at- be prepared, in order to escape any
es dry weather that the crop may possi
m bly encounter. Oats and peas provide
he early green food for cows, and may
ilk be cut at any stage of growth, but the
eI nearer the milky stage of oats the bet
l THE COW'S PRODUCT..
no The cows on many farms would be
)1- considered first-class producers if each
I product amounted to 200 pounds of
le butter per year, yet it is claimed by
g. some of the best dairyman that 200
a. pounds of butter per year from a cow
n does not pay. Those who aim to make i
y, the most butter from their herds have t
the standard up to 300 pounds per i
year, and some fix the limit higher.
Every farmer can have the individual r
d members of his hlitrd reach that t
y amount by breeding for better cows
g every year.
KEEP FIGS IN GOOD CONDITION.
e Growing pigs should never be al. v
i lowed to become too poor or thin in
condition, as the rapidity of growth
becomes reduced in a great degree r
and the proportion of bone to flesh is
not what it should be. The quality of t
the meat is also affected, and much i
valuable time will be lost in getting
the animal up again to where it should c
be. It is time and feed lost in keeping If
a pig to eight months old that should i
have been in proper condition to turn
off at six months, and if the treatment n
had been more generous at first the p
period would be reduced by two
months, and a greater profit secured. W
Another thing that deserves more c
than a passing notice is cleanliness. p
Many farmers think that a pig natur- I
ally likes the dirt, and pay little at- p
tention to this part of his welfare. It e
is by no means an uncommon thing c
to find pigs kept in a pen insufficient- a
ly bedded, scarcely enough straw to ti
lie upon, and the rest of the pen in I
a most offensive state. Under these t
conditions it is not surprising ti-at the c
pig does not do well or disease breaks b
out. Every farmer should remember j
that comfortable housing and cleanli- ,
ness are prime factors in securing the
best results, and it is true economy
to give proper attention to all these
STRAW AND CORN FODDER.
It is not many years ago that farm- n
ers in the Western States were burn- c
° Ing their straw stacks to get them out t
of the way. There was apparently no P
L market for it excepting at points where 0
the cost of transportation was likely n
to exceed the price for which they $
could sell it. Now at nearly every n
market in the states the price of good I
straw is as high as that of No. 1 hay, Y
and in some places it is higher. There a
were some who would not bum it, but
put it in the wards for the farm ani- g
mals to pick what they wished to of g
it, and to trample the rest into ma- $
nure. After a few years it was found u
that the farms of these men increased P
in fertility and productiveness, and h
the practice of burning straw was, ti
nearly discontinued, even before the o
common use of the bailing press made ft
it profitable to ship it to Eastern mar- if
kets. A change almost as great has si
taken place in the opinion of the-value n
of corn fodder. It is but a very few e
years since the corn growers of the n
Western States cut no corn fodder, T
but after picking off ears, let the cat- it
tle and hogs in to pick and break down b
Sthe fodder or what they would of it, s
and then it was a task in the spring to T
break down the rest so that it could a
be plowed under. Now it is nearly all p
being put through the shredder, and o
made so fine that any stock eats it, S
and it is thought as valuable as the p
average Western hay.
DAIRYING A DRUDGERY. p
This fall I visited two friends, each
milking about the same number of d
cows (twenty-five head.) Both of p
these friends worked in their fields un-- P
til dark, then milked and cared for the si
milk, and by the time all the work was ri
done it was along toward 10 oclock. si
Drudgery? Yes, but whose fault? th
From such dairying, drudging and si
slaving deliver me and my family. We sI
do sometimes put in twelve hours a ra
day, but never sixteen to eighteen, as gi
do these friends and hundreds of other W
farmers. Our dairy work has its place ti
in our system of farm management. fe
and is done on time. Milkinh time fo
comes and milking begins at a cer- ea
tain time, not at this or that time, but oa
at such a time, and upder ordinary cir. w
cumstances without any variation ce
The time is gauged according to the gi
time of the year and number of cows di
in milk, but we always begin in time, th
so that all work is don, in good sea- bh
son. In the summer time our teams la
leave the field at 5 o'clock and ourd
milking begins at 5.30 o'clock. IWith w
five milkers, milking is done, milk n
separated and everything fed by 6:30 sp
o'clock. Thus we 'still have plenty of cI
time for rest, recreation or reading Sc
before night. If such a system or ath
better one were generally adopted by th
farmers who, like the writer, are in- th
terested in dairying, we would hear no th
more about dairying being a drudgery. er
Let our motto be "Sy.tem." Let us ar
write it in our houses, in our barns, I
on our farms. ft will lighten our la
bors and gladden the heart. it will
bring prosperity, contentment and
good will to all who in their work fri
strive with a system.-M. E. King, in ci
Kansas Farmer. lit
HOW TO FEED COWS.
The cows requires not only materi- ch
alas for her maintenance, but must also fo
have protelne, fat and carbohydrates en
to make milk from. The milk contains
water, fat proteine (cnseine or curd), to
sugar and ash, and these are all made of
from the constituents of the food. It
insufficient proteine, fat and carbohy
drates are contained in the food given aw
her, the cow supplies the deficiency in
for a time by drawing on her own It
body, and gradually shrinks in quan- ni
tity and quality of milk, or both. The ur
stingy feeder cheats himself as well or
as the cow. She suffers from hunger, ga
although her belly is full of swale hay, ca
but she also becomes poor and does
not yield the milk and butter she Is
should. Her milk glands are a won- tii
derful machine, but they cannot make
milk caselne out of carbohydrates or rn
coarse, anappetizing, indigestible
swale hay or sawdust, any more than ed
the farmer himself can make butter lij
from skim milk.
She must not only have a generous
uppy of good food, it but must con- wI
ta a sfledeat amount of nutrients si
fd for masklag milk. Until this in
fact is understood and apprecIate4
successful dairying is out of the ques
tion. The cow must be regarded as a
living machine. She takes the raw ma
terials given her in the form of food
and works them over into milk. If the
supply of proper materials is small
the output will be small. The cow
the that will not repay generous feeding!
ex- should be disposed of at once, and one
be brought that will. There are certain
"an inbred characteristics which even lib
LnY eral feeding cannot overcome.-Cali
ssi- fornia Experiment Station Bulletin.
lay TO PRODUCE HARDIER PLANTS.
the Gardeners will recall the apparent
yet- peculiarities often manifest in the be
havior of plants subject to frost. Two
plants of the same variety, standing
side by side, may show altogether dif
be terent results, the one being killed or
,ch severely injured and the other remain
of ing practically untouched. At times
by these differences may be due to vary
00 ing atmospheric conditions, but much
Dw of it must be the result of difference
ke in inherent vigor and resistance of
ve the individual plants. It is possible
per in the case of tender plants, by select
er. ing and breedings from those individ
Lal uals which show greatest resistance, A
at to develop a hardier strain.
Ns This question has been under test
with garden beans. Three varieties T
of bush beans were planted in a hot
N. bed in the spring of 1899. After they S
1ii were well up the sash was removed,
in exposing them to frost on a cold night
th Many of the plants were killed out
ee right, others severely hurt, while a
is few showed little injury. Seed from
of these was saved and subjected to sim
2h ilar treatment in the spring of 1900.
Zg This time an unusually hard frost oc
Id curred on the night when the sash was
rg first removed. The temperature re
Id ported by the meteorologist of the C
in station, as occurring in the village J
nt near by, was 28 degrees. Yet a few
ae plants remained unharmed, others t
vo were less severely injured, and many
were killed outright. Other seeds say- d
re ed from the resistant plants were
s. planted in the open ground- in com
Ir- parison with ordinary seeds. The i
Lt- plants from these have shown great
It er vigor in resisting cdld and untoward P
ig conditions, and at the present writing ji
it- are decidedly in advance. The ques- b
to tion asked at the beginning of the ex- i
in periment cannot be answered for some
so time, but the indications now are that
is careful select'on may produce valua. h
s 1ble results in securing plants less sub
er ject to frost injury.-Rhode Island Ex- u
li- periment Station Report. tr
ly APPLE CULTURE
se Apple culture when conducted prop- a
erly pays better profits than almost m
any other branch of agriculture, but b
an intensive system of scientific treat- g
Smert of the trees and soil must be n
n- closely followed. An acre of apple ri
ut trees may barely cover expenses of
po licking and marketing them, while an
re other may yield a profit of $100 or
ly more per acre. Returns of $300 and
$y $400 per acre are not unusual, but then di
ry neither are returns of $100 and $150 ne
)d per acre unusual. Figured on these a
y, yields one can readily see whether the cl
re work is profitable or not.
ut Spraying is absolutely necessary to to
ti- get good crops of apples, and to ne- to
of glect it may reduce a $300 yield to m
a- $150 in a single season. It is almost hi
id useless to try to make a success of ap
d pIe culture without spraying. One may B4
id have his theories about it and convic- PE
u. tions, but they dlo not count in view m
ie of the vast amount of facts obtained w
le from thousands of farmers and scient
r- ists who have shown the value of ra
is spraying. The spraying should be ed
le made just after the blossoms have fall
w en, again two week; later, and once a
ie more when the apples are half grown. m
r, The conditions requiring such spray- vi
t- ing may not be apparent to the eye, in
a but the only safe way is to do the o
t, spraying every season without faiL at
o The mixture may consist of any of the n
d approved formulas, such as half a he
II pound of paris green and three pounds
d of disparene to fifty gallons of water.
t, Such systematic spraying will in all 'P
e probability make the yield of apples ai
large, and the fruit fine, free from so
specks and rot, and handsome in ap- a
h The orchard needs fertilizing and Be
f draining, and the trees pruning and W
f protection, if the work is to be done
- properly. Plant the trees in the fall, In
e select only such trees which will pass st
a rigid examination by yourself, and in TI
. setting incline the trees a little toward pa
? the prevailing heavy winds. This will ca
d save them from growing up with a
e slant. Protect the trees from mice and
a rabbits by surrounding them with fine
s galvanized wire screen, which may be b
r wrapped around the t!ee an inch or cc
e two below the soil andl two or three ad
t feet above it. This pro.ection will last ed
e for years, and costs o.ly a little for br
each tree. Low and wet grounds are to
t bad places for orchards, and the fruits
will often fail there when they suc- Pi
ceel on the hillsides and higher ru
e grounds. On heavy clay soils good tile al
s drainage is essential, and will benefit mi
, ithe trees a good deal. Treqs should bu
be fertilized every year just as regu- mi
s larly as a field of corn or wheat. Every cr
r dollar put in fertilizer in the orchard so
2 will be returned twofcld. The trees Inr
. need thorough pruning every fall and re
j spring. This should take the form oi on
f cleaning out the mass or Inside twigs ho
5 so the sun can get at the middle o1 ba
, the tree, and also to shape the tree so
7 that the branches will not hang on a
Sthe ground nor shoot straight up in an
2 the air. Good shapely trees are gen- ra
erally the best producers, and they ha
s are also the easiest to pick.-C. T. I
, Mildron, in the American Cultivator. for
1 A Joke That Cost Five Dollars. I
i Lee Fairchild, who ij coming to the Ch
Sfront as a humorist, visited San Fran- In
cisco not long ago, and, like many de
literary pilgrims to the West, deter- the
mined to pay a vltit to Joaquin Miller, I
Poet of the Sierras, who lives in a an
- charming villa in the Contra Costs stil
foethills, across the bay from the Gold- on
e n Gate. col
S"What will you charge me to drive 'Al
to Joaquin Miller's?" Fairchild asked I,
Sof an Oakland cabman. ed,
S"Five dollars," was the response. an
The humorist got in and started hi
Saway over the long, rugged road lead- on
ing to the poet's side hill hermitage. on
It was evening when he started; the do
- night had settled and the moon was thu
up when he arrived. He paid the driv- ga
I cr and was about to open the rustic fa
gate to the famous house when thelat
cabman said dryly: or
S"I suppose you know that Joaquln thu
/is not in California at the present sal
SThe humorist thought quickly, and, thu
r smothering his indignation, replied: h
a "Oh, yes, of course; I merely want
Sed to see how his place looks by moon
r light"-Philadelphia Post.
SThe most extensive cemetery in the wb
-world Is that at Rome, in which over
I six million human beings have been th
THE LOVE TRAGEDY OF A BOGIE '
ne A frisky dream, with a long train, ran
am From a gruesome, grumblesome bogie C
-"I'll put you under a ban," said he, C
"And lock you in with a Florida Key."
theSo he borrowed his grandmother's C
rs. frying pan,
nt And raised a breeze with a long tChinese
To sail for th southern said he, G
"AOn the sounding shore of a coral isle."
He breathed a song to be in style, f
or Till a fair and winsome Antipodee
n- Swam with a moonbeam out of the E
ry- "Oh, linger, fair creature, gray time
of But she shook her head and threw
him a smile;
e "I am going to meet young Hyson s
ce, "I'll sail," said he "to the land of
Where polar bears and icebergs grow." It
les There a stately iceberg, with pale tb
ot green hair,
ey Sent his sliding down a stony stare. ,
d, "I will woo the stars," he cried, "as a
These words were his last, for he fell b(
S below C
Into the mouth of the polar bear. M
-The Christian Register. ei
as NOT A GREAT STRAIN.
Jack's father is a member of a so- in
he, ciety for "psychical research," and as
Jack has heard and overneard a good
,w deal about mind reading and thought a
transference. His mother has had m
ny periods of alarm lest her son's mental ar
tv development should outrun his phy- ed
re sical health. wI
Recently, however, the boy organ- gr
he ized a "mind class" of his own, the ar
t- members consisting of a number of hc
rd playmates whom he had induced to he
ng join either by moral suasion or by
Is bribes; and his mother, after overhear- to
,x ing the problem which closed the ses- of
ne sion, concluded that the strain on W,
at Jack's mind was not so severe as she' ro
ia. had. supposed. an
b. Jack had left the reluctant class in m,
,. the hall while he repaired to the pan- m
try. In a few minutes his mother nO
heard his address to his pupils. liI
"Now you've all got to think hard in
and quick," he said, briskly. "How 1C
st many doughnuts have I got in my two chl
ut biggest pockets? The boy or girl that te:
t- guesses right will get the two dough
be nuts that are extra, for a prize; the wI
rle rest of you can only have one apiece." be
of -Youth's Companion, so
or AN OBLIGING NEWSPAPER. an
ad It was a dark day outdoors and a gr
an darker one indoors. A crumpled
50 newspaper lay on the nursery floor and bo
se a little girl, all sc'unched up in a
he chair sat and frowned at it.
"Horrid old thing!" she said, shak
to ag her shoulders. "I wanted to go
ie- to Amy's party and that old paper
to made it rain and so I can't go. I just
st hate you, old paper!" ru
p. "Oh, no, you don't hate the paper, bw
ty Bessie," laughed Big Sister. "The pa- ne
ic- per didn't make it rain, you know, ne
w mamma wouldn't let you go anywhere
3d when you might catch cold."
it. "Yes, but the paper said it wotd
of rain, so I hate it!" And Bessie stamp
ie ed her foot. ne
11. "Dear me, that's no way to talk to sa
ce a newspaper!' I wonder if it wouldn't
n. make us something nice if we were
y- very polite to it." said Big Sister, pick
e, ing up the paper. We'll cut off a piece
ie so! Then fold it this way and that
ii. and smooth it and pat it and talk
oe nicely to it, and-there you are!" She
a held it out to Bessie.
is "A boat, oh goodie! Make another." th
r. Big'Sister frowned. "You must say,cr
ill 'Please, Mr. Newspaper, will you make
as another boat!' No, he wants to make
m something else this time." And with as
p a few more foldings and love pats a
wonderful soldier hat was made and
id Bessie danced with delight when it
id was perched on her curls.
ie "Hurray, I'm a soldier! and I'm go- Ar
II, Ing to be a sailor, too, and sail my cal
as ship to England. Wasn't it funny? or
in There was one bad thing in that news- nei
d paper and one--no, two good things vel
11 came out of it."-Brooklyn Eagle. thE
Ld AN INTELLIGENT COLLIE. he
ie A London gentleman, who had a mit
ie beautiful collie, provided him with a W
r collar on which the owner's name and h
e address were engraved. On being ask- ma
it ed whether this had ever served to o
r bring the dog back to him, he told the to
e following interesting incident: on
ts "On one occasion I lost Scoti in an<
SPiccadilly. You know how much Idr
,r rush about in hansom cabs, and Scoti thb
le always goes with me,-we travel many ig
it miles In a week together in this way;
4 but on this occasion I was walking and is
i- missed him. Search was in vain. The sto
y crowd was great, traffic drowned the the
4 sound of my whistle; and, after wait- an.
s ing awhile and lpoking elsewhere, I ten
d returned to my suburban home with- Ar
i out my companion, and sorrowful, yet not
s hoping that he might find his way Am
I back. ace
o "In about two hours after my arrival for
a a hansom cab drove up to the door, nt
n and out jumped Scotl. The cabman
1 rang for his fare, and, thinking he for
y had somehow captured the runaway. gro
?. I inquired how and where he hadl ra
found him. 'Oh, sir,' said cabby, 'I ge
didn't hail him at all. He hailed me. in
I was a-standin' close by St. James the
e Church, a-looking out for a fare, when he
s* in jumps the dog. "Like his impu-Co
y dence," saiy I. So I shouts through
r- the window; but he wouldn't stir. So
r, I gets down and tries to pull him out I
a and shows him my whip; but he sits ne
a still and barks, as much as to say, 'Go so
I- on, old man.' As I seizes him by the cut
collar I reads the name and address. let.
e 'All right, my fine gentleman,' says mo!
d I, 'I'll drive you where you're a-want- eve
ed, I dare say.' So I shuts the door, of
and my gentleman settles himself with rca
d his head just looking out, and I drives wit
L- on till I stops at this here gate, when the
i. out jumps my passenger, a-clearing the
e door, and walks in as calmly as the
a though he'd been a reg'lar fare.' I yet
Sgave my friend the cabman a liberal
c fare, and congratulated Scoti on his "W
e intelligence-be it instinct or reason all
or whatever it may be-that told him
a that hansom cabs had often taken him I
. safely home, and therefore a hansom T
cab would probably do so again, now Ind
I,l that he could not find his way and Gal
had lost his master."-Boston Herald. re
I- LYDIA'S FRIENDS. the
Outside of Lydia's window stood a tal
row of evergreen trees, the tall kind will
S whoe branches hang down to the in t
I ground, aMd in summer Lydia thought
_ the very eat-pslayhouse she had ever T
ha4 was uandr these sweet-smelling thal
boughs. But now it was winter, and
although they smelled just as swnet,
the boughs were powdered with * w
and hung with icicles, and Lyai
thought the trees looked like court
ladies dressed up in powder and dia
)IE mends for a ball.
Then she thought of the pretty verse
.an which she had learned at school:
gie 0 hemlock-tree, 0 hemlock-tree, how
faithful are thy branches!
Green not alone in summer-time, but
y. in the winter's frogt and rime,
r's O hemlock- tree, 0 aemick-tree, how
fathful are thy branches!
.se When she asked her mother what
the brancnas were faithful to, she said,
+ "Wait untul winter cores then you
will see." And now winter was here
sle and Lydia, who could only go to school
for a few weeks in the spring and fall,
when her father could take her so far,
he sat in the window of her little room
and watched the trees to see how
ne faithful they were.
She thought there never had been
ew such a nice window in a little girl's
room before, for it was very low it
On self and so close to the floor that she
had to sit down on the floor to look
out of it, and then she was looking
right into the branches of the trees.
And there very soon she saw why
it was so nice of them to be green in
Lie the winter time.
All through their branches a red
squirrel ran and played and jumped,
as and no matter how deep the snow was
beyond the circle of the drooping
ell boughs, underneath them was a warm,
dry, brown space where he found nuts
and bits of other things to eat. And
every day there came birds, in twos
and threes, and by and by, when the
snow was deeper, in flocks, to shelter
io- in the branches and pick about in the
id sheltered arbor underneath. 4
od Then Lydia's mother let her put out
ht a gfeat tin pan of 'water and every
sd morning she and the cook went out
al and melted the ice in the pan and fill
y- ed it fresh, and the little snowbirds,
who came in flocks of twenty, little
,n- gray birds with paler gray underbodies
he and white bands on each side of their
of heads, bathed in the pan, no matter
to how cold it was.
)y The blue jays thought it altogether
Lr- too cold for that. There were three
s- of them and first Lydia thought she
)n was listening to a squeaky wheelbar
le row, until she saw one of the big blue
and white birds open his bill and
in make the harsh noise. It was not
n. music, but they were so brave and
or noisy, and so blue that they looked
like a bit of the sky when they flew
rd in and out of the green boughs of the
, hemlock, and no one minded their
ro chatter and scolding, it made the win
at ter days so cheerful.
h- Then came a solitary dark red bird,
1e which was very shy; a cardinal gros
beak they said he was, and his little
song of thanks, when every day he
came and found hemp-seed and crumbs
and bits of suet and apple on the
ground, was sweeter than anything
d the blue jays could say. But although
id the song was sweeter, we knew they
both meant the same.
There was a funny little woodpecker,
k- too, the kind they call a "high-holder,"
but he never came off his tree, a small
dead chestnut which stood between
the hemlocks and the house. He would
run round and round the tree from the
branches nearly down to the ground,
a with his head downward, and stop
near the bottom to turn his saucy little
head backward, poke out his rtrong, t
sharp bill and look up at Lydia with
'his pretty black eye; but although t
she put cracked nuts and hemp-seed
near the foot of his tree, she never i
saw him leave it to get there, and al
It though he sang very sweetly, he never
k- The others, however, got to be like
chickens. They saw Lydia the ma
ment she came out of the door, and
k flew down and crowded about her
while she fed them, only she had to I
stand very still, or at any move except
,,that of her little hand to toss the s
crumbs and grain whir! off they went, t
and the biggest blue jay sat on a high
branch out of harm's way and scolded
h as only a jay can.-Youth's Com
S An Arab Marriage Procession.
A marriage procession among the s
Arabs is a very elaborate affair. The
camel which bears the bride is dee- C
orated with bright henna dye on his t
Sneck and shoulders, while there are J
verses from the Koran inscribed on
the hangings. His uncouth legs are I
often swathed with bright cloths, his
head bedecked with plumes and small P
Smirrors, while his back is rcsp!endent
with bright colored bits of tinsel,
Swhich glisten against a patchwork of C
many-hued cloths. A hood or cages
conceals the bride, and no doubt adds
e to the discomfort of the cramped ride
on the beast. There are attendants,
Sand last of all the musicians, chiefly e
Sdrummers, who attract the crowds by o
Stheir incessant pounding on small but d
high-keyed instruments. n
If the journey to the groom's home a
dis a short one it is lengthened by
Sstops at frequent intervals, and all
the while the lover must not show
any eagerness to welcome her, no mat- a
ter what his feelings may be. The n
Arab may be affectionate, but he can- ti
not with dignity betray emotion. r
Among, the lower classes buffoons '
accompany the procession with per
I forming hears or other wild animals, tl
and when the bride is wealthy largess
is distributed along the route in the
form of clothes or coin. When the t
groom's tent or fixed home has been r
reached the bride is expected to show S
great reluctance about entering it, and
in some cases she ba. to be lifted by
the husband over the blood of a sheep
he has just slain.--Woman's Home a
A Logical Deduction. b
t The house was light, the slim audi
e ence unappreciative, and the actors b
i so discouraged that they decided to
Scut short their performance of Ham
let. Therefore they rendered the y
smost eliminated version of the play d<
ever set upon the stage. At the end bi
of two acts the tableau had been
i reached. Fontinbras had concluded j
Swith:"Go bid the soldiers shoot," and
Sthe final curtain was lowered. K
S"It isn't over yet," said a man in
Sthe gallery. "There's another act
1 "How's that?" his companion asked. or
"Wgho's going to act now? "They're a
India Child Widows May Marrny u
That one of the native States of
India belonging to the enlightened
I Gaikwar of Baroda has made legal the
Sremarriage of child widows is regard-an
ed by missionary workers as indicating th
the gradual emancipation from Orien
I tal caste distinctions. This new lw
will do away with enforced widowhood
in that State. ye
The German army includes more
than 10.000 musicians As
THE LANGrUAGE OF LOVE.
Oh, what is the beautiful language of
Some poet has made the reply
That the language of love consists only
A look and a sigh.
But the bard was mistaken: the lan
guage that Love
Goes teaching to lovers to-day
Is the language the money that talks
makes use of,
To wit: "Wilitpay?"
- -Chicago Record-Herald.
"It's a small village."
"So small they call a shop a store ?"
"Oh, smaller than that. They call a
store an emporium."-New York Sun.
Friend-But why did you publish
your poems under the name of Smith?
Poet-Just think how many good peo
ple will fall under suspicion.-New York
THEIR FIRST VIEW.
Bettie-Isn't it just lovely to see them
all tangled up like that?
Pettie-Indeed, it is. It's just like a
bargain sale. I'm coming to every foot
ball game after this.-Syracuse Herald.
HER MANY BIRTHDAYS.
Rudolph (after he has squared him
self)-You can believe me, Uncle; I
really meant to begin life anew.
Uncle-Well. according to my count,
that will be the eighth time that you
have begun'to live.-New York Times.
OLD AGE DEFINED.
Tom-What is your idea about get
Dick-Getting old? Well, a man is
not old until he finds his future so un
interesting that his thoughts have to
feed on his past.-Detroit Free Press.
WILL BECOME A BOARDER.
"Yes," said Meandering Mike, "I'm
goin' to quit beggin' fur a livin'."
"Are you goin to git proud?" asked
"Nope. I'm goin' to git arrested."
A GOOD NAME.
Tess-Oh. yes, she married a man
with a highly honored name.
Jess-What! I never considered
"Scadds" a highly honored name.
Tess-Well, you should see the way
it's honored at the bank.---Philadelphia
SPURNED FOR CAUSE.
"Why did Mabel break Off her en
gagement with Algernon Sidney Mont
"She discovered that his aquaintances
called him 'Shorty' and she felt she nev
er could be happy with a man known
by such a nickname."-Detroit Free
"Hello! Where are you going with
the gun?" inquired Gasaway.
"Gunning. Where'd you suppose ?"
"Huh! You couldn't hit a barn door."
"Perhaps not, but I could hit a darn
bore and I might be tempted to do it
any moment."-Philadelpbia Press.
"Wlhy is it," asked the demure. young
thing, "that the proportions of widows
who marry again is so much greater
than that of widowers?"
"Why, that is the most natural thing
in the world," answered the chronic
bachelor. "It's entirely a matter of sex.
The widow simply can't enjoy a peace
ful life."-Chicago Post.
"Now you know, Henry, she said re
proachfully, "that you had to propose
to me three times before you could get
me to say yes."
"I admit it." he replied with sudden
spunk. "and I'd probably be proposing
to you yet if you'd had any faith in my
powers of perseverance."-Chicago Rec
Mrs. Fidgett-Are the stars shining,
Mr. Fidgett-Did you e-er know the
stars to do anything else than shine?
Mr. Fidgett (later)-Is the rain still
coming down, Bessie?
Mrs. Fidgett-Did you ever know it
to do anything else than come down.
Mr. Fidgett-Yes; I've known it to
hold up.-Boston Transcript.
A MOTHER'S EDUCATIONAL
A girl who had been vegy clever at
college came home the other day and
said to her mother:
"Mother, I've graduated, but now I
-must inform myself in psychology, phil
"Just wait a minute," said the moth
er. "I have arranged for you a thor
ough .coarse in roastology, boilology,
darnology, patchology and general do
mesticology. Now put on your apron
and pluck that chicken."-Chicago Jour
THAT PLAGUEY SLANG.
In the high school one day last week
a teacher desired to refresh a boy's
memory and help him to answer a ques
tion. Acting on the supposition that a
mental review would lead him to a cor
'ect conclusion, she said:
"Now, go away back--- "
Unconsciously from the entire class
there came a responsive murmur:
"And sit down."
The teacher was compelled to join in
the audible smile and hardly knows yet
whether the boy's answer was right.
(Overheard on a' 'bus in the street of
a London suburb. This 'bus is passing
a row of new cottages.)
Small Boy (to miserable type of fe
male)-Murser, when I'se a man, I'll
build a house for 'ou, only itll have a
garden, so you can grow pitty flowers,
and I'll grow you lots and lots of po
Miserable Mother (reprovingly)-You d
mustn't say that, Willie, for perhaps
you won't grow up to be a man; so you
don't know if you'll ever be able to
build a house or have a garden. And
you must never say what tou're going
to do, because we never know. We can
only do what Providence lets us.
Small Boy (dejectedly)-Um I-Lon
PEACE WITH HONOR.
A Longtown gentleman, whose fruit
orchards had been very often robbed,
caught a boy up one of the trees.
"Cbme down, you young rascal"
shouted the owner.
"Noa fear, and you there," replid the
"Well, I'll1 wait till you do."
"Verra weel," said the lad.
They had waited about an hour, when
an idea occurred to the boy. Snatching
an apple, he took a steady aim, and hit
the old fellow on the head with it.
"Hallo, what's u now.?"
"It's just this. I m gaun to keep pelt
in' till every apple's off the tree unless
ye promise not to lick me, for if Fm
gan to get a bidin' I'm giun to hae
me sport for it. What d'ye say'?"
The old fellow had to agree.-Loodon
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ield of view of a telescope is a very
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made. This estimate has been made
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appear in the whole sky daily. About
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encounter the earth daily, according
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Most of them are consumed in the at
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