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"it Vim nit ii if down to the liftl:
tiat io.il me i tn me.
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Uiunm' ait' houiHiii' nri' tcnrin' nwn,
in imt lliiu' t ulntt'n in my noddle at "
l or Jamie hu told me he ovt me.
r-rmp, break. i tiling in a mix,
'IimU- ihi' knot in a did o' a fix
i.ihi', to my lif.it t wi' it bletherin' triiks
. Hire Jamie has to.d mn Ik; love inc.
Whirr, whirr, ppind'.e and wheel,
A' is titiw rinitni' n nmooth n an cel.
t or J know 1 love Jamie clour down to
Art' Jamie linn to!d me he love me.
RS. IIUCCINS had a few
reasons for keeping Tommy
at kcIiooI. In tho first place,
lie vas ton young to go to
work, Flip wanted to keep him off tho
streets and, Incidentally. she wanted
lilin to learn something. Tommy's
teacher had many reason for wishing
Mrs. Huggins would keep him at home.
J' rom t lie pedagogical point of view,
tommy was a scourge. Then ho didn't
Jearn anything, or, If ho did, he coir
trived to keep the fact religiously con
cealed from tho.se concerned.
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i tie omy nine up ever snowed any
serious Interest in the school exercises
;vas when the fire drill was introduced,
jand when he found that the children
were to march out of the building to
I he heat of a drum he sneaked shame
facedly' up to the principal and, hold
ng his tattered cap in his dirty hands
ichind him, said:
-Mister Morgan, sir, kin I please
oat the drum?"
The astonished principal fairly glow
ircd at Tommy's audacity.
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"ruin? Why, sir, you've been on the
'truant list four times this.inonth. No,
tuleed, you'll have to improve, your
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HIS WOED TOO,
ve a chance at that drum. That's
be a reward of merit in the school
te best boy in each room will be the
rommy slunk away, an object
lewed curiosity to half a dozen
What'r yeou rubbcrin' at?" ho
bwled at Clarence, the model pupil
in goin' flick you th' Crst time yecu
it the drum."
Phe next day tho fire drill became
t of the regular exercises. The
t boy in each room was intrusted
h a new drum and a pair of sticks.
principal took them all in tho
emcnt and gave them a lesson in
ting a inarchtinie and a quick
. Tommy saw Avith suppressed
th that Clarence was the chosen
, and as the good boy" went past
desk to accept the? proud appoint
lt he saw a dirty fist with a pro
ling knuckle shaken threateningly
m goin' flick .yeou after school,"
pe fire drill proved a great delight
very body except Tommy and Clar
i. The former was devoured with
nsuminfr desire to wnllnn thr drimi-
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"I and the latter was hardly able
-ft.Gcp time, so great was his dread of
jpuissaut Tommy and tho promised
iung Iluggins kept his word, too
whipped Clarence that evening
1 the good boy agreed to give up
job as drummer. When Charlie
s, the second-best boy, took the
ii, Tommy issued another ultima
, with the result xr.at Charlie tear-
yielded the honor, after first sus
ug a somewhat vigorous pummel
i No doubt Tommy would have
'inued this line of action until the
ii had descended by inevitable
fl ations to himself, but his teacher
d out all about it and Mrs. ling
Avas duly notified that if her
persisted in his muscular pursuit
.ass honors lie would be expelled
S, if Tommy had any good quality,
h is more or less doubtful, it was
'iiunoss lor the poor old wiuoav
! called him "her baby,'' f-o i:
tha pei p , n he mid. "Of Miowln'
(Inn Litis how f bent a drum fur true."
lie would come to the Kchool half nn
lour too early and march around tho
bulldlnii, beating all Ulinl t of weird and
stirring music from ids drum. When
the M'hotd bell rang, he'd leave the
Instrument with the fat old Avomaii
who kept the grocery nest door, but
at recess, nt noon, and In the evening
he '.vould reappear ready to challenge
everybody to a drum beating contest.
Ah h! skill waxed greater his rivals
fell away and in due time Tommy
came to be recognized as "th chaui-
Meanwhile the fire drills became less
frequent bh the children became quick
and proficient in the maueuvers calcu
lated to maintain order and nafety lu
case of a fire. Tor n Avhile Aveekly
drills became the rule, then fortnightly,
then monthly, until, as the Avarm days
came on ami the fires In the furnace
Avere allowed to go out, the fire drills
were forgotten and dust began to ac
cumulate on the class drums.
One Avarm May day a nudden puff
of hot smoke swept In through the
north Avindows of the building and
threw the school Into sudden panic.
rush of crackling flames, the shouts
of people iu the street, an explosion and
the stilling smell of gasoline completed
the disorder. The forgotten school fire
bell did not ring, the teachers shrieked,
the clildren began to cry and rush for
Tommy's room was on the top floor.
Ills teacher, Avith forty scared young
sters pellmell at her heels, Avas rush
ing doAvn the steps Avhen she and they
heard the first tap of a drum. In the
Avhole bulldiug it Avas the only one
"Hap Tap ltap-tap-a-tap."
SloAvly at first, but Avith increasing
speed, loud, precise and vigorous until
every frightened child in the swarm
ing hallways heard it and instinctively
fell into the marching order of the al
most forgotten fire drill. It recalled
the scattered senses of the teachers,
and its gay tattoo of rollicking strokes
seemed to mock at the fire, Avhich Avas
now roaring into the north Avmdows
and filling the halls Avith smoke.
The principal and teachers and the
aAve-stricken children Avho first gained
the street and shav tho fire department
attack the burning grocery store could
hear the Avonderful volleys for minutes
after they Avere safe. The drummer
seemed in haste to escape, and the ex
posed Avlng of the schoolhouse Avas all
ablaze when, he, the last of all,
marched out to the music of his, oavu
It Avas Tommy. They all cheered
him as he arrived on the sidewalk,
and the Avomen were for kissing him,
but he seemed in no mood to quit
drumming. On tho contrary, his stub
born, but ambitious mind seemed bent
on a further display of his ability in
this line, lie acted as though it was
his last chance to appear to advan
tage, and he was "rubbing it in" on
the whole gallery of his rivals, his
teachers and the principal. So he
struck a feAV fancy measures, and,
perhaps with a furtive anticipation of
an enforced vacation, made them as
merry as a drum can yield.
Nobody ever could convince Tommy
that he Avas a hero. But when school
reopened he Avas permanently "class
drummer," and noAvadays even the
stern principal is lenient with tho laAv
less boy. John II. Raftery, in tha
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Judging from the
the bo. pl.tit Is to I
way in the iJtlrt v,
i w It all It own
niwt doic'illi. A
catchy n flair In v.hiio tlvit Avllh
lack dots has n broad fide plait ex
tending out over the t p of each arm
I'liuii belt to belt. Mi.peiidtT fashion.
These two side plaits form box ,7 its
as wide lis llie irout and Uu n:u K oi
the person wearing them. Aiuatturs
should beware of attempting this, as.
while there's a shoulder seam,
ISutlonctt Vp Ili ltark.
but tonctl un-t he-back corset
now to the fore, to match the
Avalst made after the same
The nirl AVho Jlltf.l Klti ltrner.
"Tlie girl Avho jilted Kitchener" la
the title noAv added to that previously
possessed 1y Lady Helen Stewart, the
daughter of the Marquis of London
derry. Lady Helen Is a beauty and
one of the most famous belles of Lon
don court society. She became en
gaged to Lord Kitchener of Khartoum
about a year ago. Some time in the
autumn following she broke her en
gagement to him and Immediately
bestoAved her hand upon Lord Stavor-
The undoing of Lord Kitchener in
his affairs of the heart came about,
it is said, through Lady Helen's read
ing and seeing the awful accounts
and caricatures cf her lover in the
French illustrated papers; from a hero
in her sight he became the cruel crea
ture that the French press represented
him to be.
it is said that Kitchener was a
woman-hater till he met Lady Helen;
he Avas deenly infatuated Avith her
loveliness and courted her persist
cutly. His rank and military achieve
ments fascinated her and sho became
engaged to him. Kitchener is now
fifty years of age, a tail, handsome
man, with uroad suoinuers and a
rramo as lean aud sinewy as a grey
hound's. Leslie's Weekly.
plait must be In ono piece L
L'xtrcmcly smart Is a new shirt-
Avaist lu white linen, a heavy-looking
though rtally light weight Aveave. In
this one the box plait effect Is only in
front, a sld. plait being let in at
each side, just in front of the arm-
hole. There'H a two-Inch box plait
down the centre front, making a box
plait Avlthln a box plait. Five big
pi all bullet buttons are down the
What appears to be a quadruple bos
plait takes up the Avhole front of a
pastel rose cloth shirt-waist. In real
ity It is composed of four three- quarter-Inch
tucks at each side, under all
of which are set black satin revcrs,
the broad end being down-turned and
ending at a yoke depth. Two tiny
Avhite pearl buttons are nt the ends,
and the finish is Iavo 1'oavs of Avliite
stitching. Three tucks are on the
sleeve tops; these are let out at the
elbows, then brought i:i again on the
forearms, where re vers figure as on
the Avaist frout.-Flilladelphia Record.
Vox Sweet Sixteen.
Young girls are AYearing crepe do
laine frocks, an inexpensive fabric, that
combines delightfully Avith chiffon, us
ing the latter for flounces or chemisette
and the former for the rest of a danc
ing dress, made with a tunic overlaid
with Cluny lace, which the bodice re
peats In tho form of a square collar.
r lgured niusims on a silk shn are
dainty and appropriate for the youth
ful belle. To Avear Avith a mousseline
skirt is a bodice of dimity silk bro
caded with lilies of the valley, to which
are given such accessories as a green
and white pleated chiffon fichu, gath
ered beneath a broad band of Irish
lace, and a belt of the latest pattern,
warranted to DestoAv symmetry upon
the Avaist. A pansy fan is carried, one
of the lovely new floral fans which,
when closed, looks like a posy of blos
soms, and m the hair is worn a black
chenille aigrette sprinkled with spark
ling jet dust.
For a younger wearer is a bodice of
poAvder-pink silk, the softest of rose
shades, with strappings of black vel
vet ribbon held doAvn by dull black
crystal uuttous. The shoulders are
draped Avith a white mousseline fichu,
drawn doAvn and knotted in front, and
chifion and lace elbow sleeves complete
the scheme most charmingly. Ncav
York Commercial Advertiser.
Letter AVrltinc; Ccashig.
The autograph letter is rapidly bo-
coming a thing oi the past, fcnortnand
and the typewriter have killed it. No
business man nowadays Avrites a let
ter with his own hand; he supplies the
matter and his signature, and his typist
does the rest. It is an age of short
cuts, and even literary men find it
more profitable to dictate than to
Avrite their copy. One of the most suc
cessful of modern newspaper proprie
tors confessed the other day that he
had not written a letter for seven
years, although his private correspond
ence amounted to more than fifty let
Cabinet ministers alone seem to cling
to the old tradition. Lord Salisbury
abhors a typewritten letter, and Mr.
Arthur Balfour writes a large part of
his correspondence himself. Even Mr.
Chamberlain, who Is essentially up
to dato, seems to regard the typeAvriter
as altogether inferior to the telegraph
as a vehicle for conveying his opin
ions. London Tatler.
.ptly promised to quit "llckin
classmates, and she reAvarded -his
ence Avith the girt cf a uc-av drum.
appropriate gift somewhat j:la-
Tmnmy's disappointed venom,
; proved a new source of auury
at school. The boy Insisted oa
Jr.3 it thither every iteming fcr
Not a Common Fainier.
"What, my daughter marry you, a
common dud of a farmer'.' Young
man, you must be crazy," remarked
the choleric old gentleman.
We looked to see the young man in
the overalls wither up and disappear,
but instead he smiled faintly, even
haughtily, and, jingling a bunch of
loose change in his pocket, pensively
"Mr. Vauderfeller, I planted twenty
t acres to viotatccs last soring, and the
crcp Avas a success."
"What!" cried the old man, surprise
and remorse in his tones, "twenty acres
of potatoes? And I calkd you a far
mer? You're an agriculturist, sir, and
I'm proud to have you for a sou in
la ay . " ? y r a c u s o. Herald.
It Is tlio Tcwter Wedding Now.
Tlie wooden Avedding that comes at
tho fifth anniversary has never been
a very popular institution, tho wood-
cuware seeming a trifle farcical, so that
tho peAvter wedding which has come to
usurp its place finds a warm Aveleome
awaiting it. Much of the modern peAV
ter is most artistic. The best is not
that of very Avhite lustre, neither is it
capable of receiving a polish that sim
ulates silver. The color ol the antique
Dutch and English composition is pre
ferred, and in the designing many good
old forms are preserved. Tlie art nou-
veau movement has had little effect
upon the best peAvter, but colored
stones are much used in bringing out
the design. For instance, richly col
ored Connemara stones are sunk en
cabochen in tho peAvter, and these,
with Scotch pebbles, bits of highly
polished onyx, black and Avhite lava,
malachite and cameo niell, with oc
casional touches of enamel, give plenty
of color. Nearly every household ar
ticle is iioav made In peAvter. Many
branched candelabra, decanters Avith
polished boar tusk handles, waist
clasps Avith green enamel decorations
are among the possible gifts for a
pewter wedding. A hammer marked
vase set with Connemara stones is very
attractive. An elaborate toilet set con
sists of tAvelve pieces adorned with a
peacock pattern in a mosaic of colored
glass. New York Sun.
Lady Wanvick is reviving the single
Miss Vivian Sartorls has renounced
society to devote her life to art.
;uiGiig the 20"S students at ClasgoAV
University last term there Avere SoO
FolloAving the example of Leipsie,
seA'eral other (ieriuan universities are
refusing to admit Russian giris Avho
have only the certificates of Russian
The British Consul-Ceueral at
Meshed reports that tho Persian ladies
are adopting the English style of dress,
and that all articles of ladies' clothing
are in great demand there.
A notable bequest is that of Mrs.
Collis F. Huntington, which consists
of her home, costing a quarter of a
million dollars, for tlie purpose of be
ing converted into a hospital for
The result of Mrs. Emmons Blaine's
experiment of having her servants
come on duty in eight-hour relays, has
been awaited with considerable inter
est. It has now been announced she
has broken up housekeeping and gone
The first woman in private life to
receive the Kaisar-i-IIind medal is Mrs.
Alfred L. Emanuel, Avife of an official
of the Indian Civil Service. Her work
in behalf of the suffering natives dur
ing the famine has been so conspicuous
and untiring that Lord Curzon recom
mended her name' to King EdAvard.
The King recognized her courage and
devotion by the gift cf tho medal,
which is a highly prized distinction.
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A Winter W lirHlisrro w.
A most unique, Ingenious nnd handy
device Is an attachment for a aa heel
barrow. One adjustable runner Is
made for the wheel. Avhich Is held In
place by the slight pressure of the
Iron nldepleccH on the rlr.i. Anyone
handy Avith a saw and jat kkr.lfe could
WINTER VSE OP A AVItF.EI.il AKKO W.
shape a hardwood plan like
the above cut, the Avldth of the Avhct I
rim. A blacksmith will shoe it with
Iron for a small sum, or the hardwood
runner can be used Avithout shoeing.
The sitle pieces are math' of iron one
eighth inch thick and one iueli wi le
and fastened by either bolts or screws.
A particularly handy feature cf this
winter vheelbnrroAV is the ease Avith
Avhich the runner can be removed if
necessary. For instance, iu bringing
Avood on the snow to a shed, the run
ner is used to the door, then by a baek
Avard turn of the Avhcel the runner Is
removed, and the load may be avIui 1- J
tlie remaining distance.
Soil For ISiiIbn.
Cured or dried coav chips, broken
into bits, make the basis of the Aery
best soil for bulbs, Avhethcr bedded in
the open or groAvn in pots. After the
litter from the cow stalls Is iu place,
mix Avith it in the black loam ami
half decayed leaves from the forest
or from under shrubberies, vines or
trees. Old logs turned over, old stumps
knocked tuvay, and the line of old
fences, furnish splendid vegetable
loam, rich in the phosphates.. Mix it
Avith the cow chips, and have silver
sand to put directly under the bulbs,
and the soil will be ideal. This com
post is rich and Avarm. life giving and
vitalizing, but light aud porous.
The mulch over beds or borders of
bulbs, as Avell as over pots and boxed
is one of the finest auxiliaries of the
soil. Coav chips, crumbed fine, forest
leaves and chip dirt make good
mulches. Leaves are likely to hloxr
about in heaps unless weighed down
by chip dirt or coav stall litter. Cedar
and pine needles are fine for mulch
ing. They lie flat and are not dis
turbed by the wind. The black learn
under pine needles is line, also, for
mulching. Out of door mulches ought
to be several inches deep. Upheavals
are common in weather that freezes
and thaAvs alternately. When these
upheavals occur, a mulch prevents
destruction to the bulbs. A rich mulch
not only protects tlie bulbs by regu
lating the fluctuations of the weather,
in its effects upon the bulbs, but helps
tho soil, as ail its fertility washes
down into tho soil that covers the
bulbs. Agricultural Epitomist.
f litrt-AValst Trio.
One who knows says that four years
ago a Avoman customer who Avas go
ing South and needed some smart ucav
shirt-waists scoured the toAvn in vain
for them. It is not fo now. Shirt
Avaists, as well as everything else, are
to be had at this very season as fresh,
crisp and novel as one. could desire.
Of course, they have odd touches, too,
else ihcy'd never appeal to the jaded
Hair ornaments in metal, rhinestono
and tortoise. ,
Ribbons in a full line, Including all
the spring shades.
Beautiful neAv parasols mad? entire
ly of white lace.
Heavy, mannish cr.lf shces for
stormy weather Avear.
The new spring lines of fancy cre
tonnes In a variety of styles.
Liberty silk mull In yelloAV, pink,
light blue, lavender and Avhite.
Handsome umbrellas very effectively
set off in fancy wicker baskets.
A large variety of cambric and mus
lin night dresses in empire style.
Corset covers of nainsook, trimmed
Avith blind embroidery, lace and rib
Velvet goAvns in blue, black, brown
and purple for both afternoon and ev
Automobile ties in a variety of col
ors and trimmings, but made princi
pally of silk.
Cute little linen collars delicately
embroidered in mercerized yarn in a
variety of colorings aud designs. Dry
Aluminium bronze coins of a pale
yelloAV color are to replace French cop
per money this year.
Midway Method of Growing; Tomatoes.
As a grower of tomatoes for thirty
years, I do not hesitate to say. that
until one has groAvn an acre or tAvo
after the midway method he does not
suspect the possibilities of his plant.
The plat for tomatoes, Avhether largo
or small, is checked off three by three
feet, and a stake firmly driven iu at
each check. The seeds are sown in
well-made cold frames about six
weeks before the plants are Avanted
for setting out in the open ground.
When the time arrives, three well
grown, stocky plants are set around
each stake in a triangle 12x12x12
inches. Before the plants are set the
soil has been Avell prepared with plow
and harrow, roller if. necessary, har
roAvmg in if necessary, plenty of a
good ammoniated phosphate, with .
potash. Tho tomato does its best in a
soil well supplied with the mineral
elements. The crop is pushed from
the start Avith all necessary shallow
cultivation, going through Avith the
hoe once or even three times.
About the time the first fruit begins
to set, the vines are encircled Avith a
band of cloth or coarse twine, draw
ing them slightly in to the stake. This
band, placed twelve or fifteen inches
from the ground, ordinarily keeps the
fruit from the earth. 1 split the stake
on rainy days. They are made about
three feet long.
Sometimes I have varied tho plan a
little by using tAvo plants to the stake,
one on each side, and having the rows
twenty-eight or thirty inches. Ot:e
acre grown in this manner will usually
produce as much mrrchaniablo fruit
as tAvo acres in the ordinary way. It
is equally .satisfactory al:-:o Avhen cr.ly
a feAV dozen or a few hundred plants
are groAvn. Samuel O. Ceok, in
In some parts of Sibe ria a large part
of the crops, in good years, rot in the
field, because there are no means of
transport or facilities for storage.
The Rursiau Emperor and all
bers of the imperial family, being t
cers of the aney, are always tires
in uniform, Avith their tvouseu iuo