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K SmifJ School Imhmi f"C Jont It, 1911
S Sptctailr Anmngad tor Thi Ppr
..ier (such n Eitftrtton How Cou'd
Corret.1nest cf M alffiushrl Meat
vi Ba DcuMd7
Farmer Giles bad heard, rumors of
the sh,v.-t -wc!;:r;t scandal, but as for
thnfcoif ho was hnticst in thought,
word RTuI dc-d. lie nntura'ly ln
fr..pi when 11 n nr p'e buyer from the
c!:y objected to Lis ta'.f burbcl rid
Tv ti.(1 1vat foJ burl.rt.' fivf
years," ho tl, "kiiJ I know U' cor
rect." "A dozen yrnrs' us wouldn't affect
Its correctness," wis the reply. "Have
you any other reason for thinking it
U correct 7"
The farmer controlled his anger,
r.J after a n)omnt"s thought led his
critic to the corn cri'o and showed
lii.'ri basket woven frcrn hickory
fpiit. "That measure tw'r.a full CUs
tUs," ho said. "And this holds exacU
"How do you know Jt dots?"
"Because ES51 SuIHvaa made it, as
he tnakea baskets for everybody, and
he said it was a bushel."
. KUU the ican was not satisfied.
They went to Interview Bill.
. "Why, of course." said the basket
tuiv.tr, "I weave every cue oT them of
an exict size. I make only one pat
tern basket to hold a bushel."
"But how do you know the pattern
holds a bushel?"
"How do I know? I'm sure of It. I
wad9 it, originally, to hold two ot this
"And thia half-bushel basket?"
Bill frowned and pulled his balr Id
an effort to remember. Then his face
"Why, yes," he said, "I'm sure of it
I tried it one time,' Giles, by that old
red busket measure of yours!"
Shortly before departing cn a three
veeks' visit to a distant city, Benja
min Rawu, who llve3 near Colfax,
In the state of Washington, intimated
to several neighbors that he believed
that somewhere in a ten-acre lot on
bis farm there was . an Immense
amount ot gold dust which- had been
buried there by a miserly ancestor.
When he returned from bis visit he
found that lot plowed and replowed
more thoroughly than it ever? had
been before. Mr. Rawn has planted
that lot in potatoes, and so far. as
can be accertalned, he has never
asked whether the plowmen found
any buried treasure. It seems ,lbat
Mr. Rawn has some exceedingly
friendly and helpful neighbors. Also,
lie Tr.a8 read his Aesop.
Terse and Accurate.
The fashion of naming its homes
bad invaded Peytonville. There were
the usual "Seven Oaks," "Twin Oaks,"
"Four Oakfj," "The Spruces," and so
on. Invitations to social doings in
variably appeared with some name for
the residence engraved with the date.
You merely counted up the shrubbery
and named your house.
One day two well-to-do young bach
elors, in blithe and Joyous mood, sent
out invitations for a party at their
home, and felt that they had quite
surpassed all others in the field when
their cards appeared with "One Maplo
and Three Boxelders" engraved on
them for place of residence. Harper's
The little hoy had persisted in try
ing to annoy all the passengers in the
car. At one of the stations a very
fashionably dressed lady took the seat
directly back of him. He climbed up
on the seat and began roguishly to
lnk at her.
"Johnny," said his patiert mother,
"you must not wink at ladies. That
Is naughty. If you do, you will never
"Why, ma," was the startling reply,
"that fat man across the aisle winked
at the lady, and he is big." Llppln
Of Course Not.
"There is an oppressive silence in
the Whlzzle flat."
"Maybe no one is at home."
"Oh, yes. Mr. and Mrs. Whlzzle
are both there."
"Maybe Mrs. Whlzzle has her mouth
full of hairpins and can't talk."
"Pshaw! Having a mouth full of
hairpins doesn't keep a woman from
Thought He Made Them.
"I'd dearly love to go behind your
prescription counter some time," said
the llttio girl to the druggist.
"Why'would you, Ethel?" asked the
"BccauEo I'd like to see how you
make those little green and red post
age stamps you sell!"
Interpretation of Hit Dream.
Boarder I had a most peculiar
dream lust night. I dreamed that you
let me ofT on my board bill, that you
paid my tailor, my shoemaker and my
laundryman. I wonder what It all
Landlady It means that you are
cotng to move. Judge. .
An Open Countenance.
"Anyway, he has an honest face."
"Honest? You surprise iue."
"Yes, It's the only honest thing
about him. It shows how dishonest
tie really U." Life. .
UT1CA. N. Y. This city has not yet recovered from the shock occasioned by the terrible railway accident in
which so many Utlca school teachers lost their lives near Martins Creek. The train which left the track and
rolled over in the ditch was bearing the school teachers to Washington. More than ten persona were killed out
right and many were so badly injured that the death list has been growing dally.
Commissioner of Massachusetts
Board cf Education Approves.
Hoped to Disseminate Principles
Broadcast Throughout Common
wealth and Bring About Reclama
tion of Abandoned Farms.
Boston. After many years of dis
cussion a definite program, arranged
by David Snedden, commissioner of
the state board of education, has been
submitted to the legislature whereby
it is proposod to have scientific farm
ing taught in the public schools and
Its principles disseminated broadcast
throughout the entire state.
By his program the commissioner
hopes to bring about the reclamation
ot abandoned farms and a general de
velopment of agriculture along expert
lines. His recommendations call for
the establishment of 6lx state agricul
tural schools and an agricultural de
partment in every high school in the
Not only is this sweeping addition
to the system of the state approved by
the educational authorities, but it is
supported as a thoroughly practical
measure by Secretary J. Lewis Ells
worth, of the state board of agricul
ture, whose knowledge of farming con
ditions and possibilities is unques
tioned. That the farming population will be
increased and that the "back to the
land" Impulse will be gratified with a
certainty of success by the city bred
high school graduates of the next few
years are results to be expected. Also,
it is the moBt practical step toward
utilizing small plots of land in in
On this point Secretary Ellsworth
"From the agricultural standpoint
the recommendations of the state
board of education are very welcome,
and they bear out the conclusions that
progressive farmers have arrived at.
The scientific instruction in farming
as a life work is needed Just as much
as the vocational instruction in other
"The farmer today knows this, and
with the teaching of boys in high
schools or separate agricultural
schools wo will receive recruits for
the farm work of the future.
"General instruction in agriculture
will be of special value in fitting the
students for working profitably small
plots near our large cities where there
is a ready market. This calls for in
tensive farming to achieve the fullest
profits, and the graduates of these
schools will be fitted for'such work."
The importance of his recommenda
tions is dwelt upon by Dr. Snedden,
who has spent the last year in inves
tigating the special needs of agricul
tural education. One of the most Im
portant of these as it Is set forth in
the carefully considered report of the
"The growing commercial end In
dustrial school facilities open to boys
and girls fourteen years of age and
older tend to lure away from the land
and Into congested centers, in the ab
sence of competent and attractive ag
ricultural education, many young peo
ple whose natural aptitude would
make them, if properly trained, better
and more prosperous citizens in the
"Financial aid for agricultural edu
cation suitable for adults and for col
lege students has for a half century
been furnished by tha commonwealth
and by the federal gorernment State
aid for vocational training of the sec
ondary grade in agriculture is, more
over, entirely in keeping with state
aid for independent industrial school
work and to some extent has been
"The slow development of second
ary agricultural Bchools, tho testimony
of farme-a throughout the state, and
the demand for tho Investigation
which was made by the legislature of
1910 are evidence of the need of addi
tional legislation providing for this
kind of agricultural education."
HEDGEHOG FIT FOR EPICURE
Maine Advocates Say Bounties Caused
Great Waste of Good Food Pre
ferred to Skunk or Muskrat.
Machias, Me. "It is a shame," says
a lover of hedgehog meat, "that the
people of Maine have remained In ig
norance regarding the delights of eat
ing roasted hedgehog for so long. If
they had been utilized as food those
150,000 dead hedgehogs for which
Maine has paid out $38,000 in boun
ties would have kept two regiments
of soldiers in meat for six weeks. It
was a cruel and wanton waste of pre
The advocates of hedgehog meat as
part of the regular bill of fare assert
that in England the average poacher
prefers a hedgehog to a hare for break
fast. In Michigan the legislature has
placed a perpetual close time on hedge
hogs, so that persons lost In the woods
and without food may find meat to sat
isfy their hunger and kill it without
the aid of shotgun or rifle. It is as
serted on good authority that more
than 20 men are saved from starving
in Michigan every year because hedge
hogs are abundant and easy to cap
ture. When a Maine Indian has his choice
of a hedgehog, a skunk, a woodchuck
and a muskrat for dinner, he will se
lect the first named invariably, and
take the skunk as second choice, leav
WOMEN HUNT FOR GOLD
Clergyman's Widow and Authoress
Plan to Aid Poor With $20,000,
000 Cocos Treasure.
San Francisco. Although numerous
tales involving the search for hidden
treasure on the little island called
Cocos, ol? the west coast of Costa
Rica, have been related, none is as
strange as that told upon the arrival
here of the steamship Stanley Dollar
Seven men and two women were
taken from Ancon aboard the Stanley
Dollar and landed upon the treasure
island, which for over half a century
has leec the Mecca for adventurers
from all over the world. The party
possesses two tons of supplies, boats
and a chart of the treasure.
Not only is the band of adventurers
led by the women, but In case the
search for the reputed $20,000,000
treasure is successful the entire
amount is to be UBed for the benefit
of the London poor. Mrs. n. Till,
commander in chief, s the widow of a
noted London clergyman, whilo Miss
L. B. Davis, tho chief aid to Mrs.
Till, is said to be a literary woman of
Intensely religious, both women
have been connected with philan
thropic work in London for the lust
decade, and it is with the expectation
of so expending the vast lost wealth
of the Peruvians that the expedition
was organized. The women believe
it especially appropriate that the
treasure should be used for religious
purposes, for the bulk of it was taken
from the Lima cathedral when the
Peruvian capital was threatened by
For safe keeping all the altar
pieces, consisting of the rails, images,
the Madonna and the 12 apostles, weie
placed on board the American ship
Mary D-er. The figure wero all of
solid gold and life sized. Besides
there were millions in precious gems.
The manner in which tho chart came
Into the possession of the women is
strange. Cared for during his last ill
ness in I-ondon by Mrs. Till and Miss
Davis, n aged and dying former pi
ruts confe-ised his complicity in the
stealing of the treasure when be and
the crew of the Mary Detr mutinied.
ing the woodchuck, which is the only
one of the lot a Maine white man will
taste, to the last. Unlike the skunk
and the woodchick, which are lean and
unsavory except for a few months in
the fall, or the muskrat, which is never
fat, and which has a strong flavor It
spite of parboiling, the hedgehog is al
ways In an edible condition, and has
meat that is as tender and white as
that of a spring chicken.
The method of cooking a hedgeho
la so simple that a novice can learn
in one short lesson. When the epl
cure Is permitted to make choice h
should shim the large, old males
which at times weigh 30 or 40 pounds
The preparation consists In removing
the viscera, washing out the lnterioi
and filling the cavity with slices o!
fat pork, peeled raw potatoes, sprlgt
of spearmint and wild celery from th
Then, without removing the quill!
of skinning, the body is plastered thick
ly with wet clay, from the ' neares!
bank. The muddy, bulky mass if
thrust into live coals and covered
with blazing fagots, to be roasted foi
On removal from the coals, the claj
is found to have been baked Into l
hard and solid mass, which must b
broken open with an ax or a heav3
stone, whereupon the skin and quilh
of the animal cling to the clay wrap
ping and fall away, leaving the clean
white meat ready to be eaten.
Ten years ago the Maine legislaturi
passed a law providing for a bount
of 25 cents a head on all dead hedge
hogs brought to the town clerks. At
appropriation of $500 for each of tht
years 1901 and 1902 was made, bu
when the total for the two bounti
years reached $3S,000, the leglslatun
quickly repealed the law.
killed the officers of the ship an
sailed away from Cnllao. The mutl
neers hastened toward the Galapagoi
islands, but, being Intercepted by i
man-o'-war, went to Cocos Island
where the treasure was hastily cached
and the pirate sailed away. Tho Mar:
Deer was overtaken by a Peruclat
war ship, and with the exception o
two men all were put to death. On
of these was the dying pirate.
In proof of the truth of his story
it Is said, the nged man surrenderee
to his nurses a portion of one of th
Madonna's ears, which was found t
be made of pure gold.
MAN'S TIME IS WORTH M0NE1
Suave Stranger Made Two Hours an
Half Stay of Montana Rancher Cost
Him $1.72 Minute,
Chicago. It cost John fafman $261
to slop 130 minutes in Chicago thi
other day. He was here from Alberta
Mont., on his way to Pittsburg, when
he was to meet his wife. This Is hi
Arrives at Central station 7 a. m.
Meets a suave stranger 7:30 a. ru.
Takes a drink with him, 7:45 a. m.
Has hla pocket picked, 7:47 a. m.
Discovers the fact 7:55 a. m.
Talks to the police, 8:30 a. m.
Back to Montana, 9: CO a. m.
"The Ftranger made a hit with mt
because he said I looked like a west
ern breeze," said Kafman. "I guess hi
meant a zephyr something soft am
easy. I'm going back to Montana t
wire my wife to come on alone and cal
the police as soon as tho train geti
Would Have Real Utility.
Champ Clark proposes an inqulrj
to determine the direct and incident
cost to the United States of all tht
wars waged since 1776. Among th
maDy ways In which such figurei
would have utility would be in afford
ing Instructive comparisons b'.-tweei
expenses on a war footing and er
penBts ou a peace footliig understand
I.FPSDN TFXT- J Chronicle K.
OIPLI'KN TKXT "Man IxwkKtli on tTi
Outward ApiparHnre, but th tjurd I-Xmh-flh
on the ileni-t. 1 Sum. 16:7.
TIMIC-Kwohpr'i Dillon fur th Acckk
'n of Jiiiluiin. Almi ami Hrxekiuh r
II. C. 7M, 7S nil Htwhe tiivinnlnf
'Mr cf liirxel In H. C. -H. Uniting
Kivei ttie diitt a B. C. 7:, 741, Til and
I'l .Ai 'B- Tt tentjtl In JpriiHilrm.
l'KorHi:T8-Hom-a, Mliah unj l.inlah.
HezekUh was the good sr of a b;id
father, Ahnr; and Aliaz was tho bad
eon of a gxxl father, Jotharn; and
after the good Hozcklah came his bad
son, Manasseh. But there must have
boen reasons back of theso seeming
contradictions. In Hczeklah's ra'
one may have been his mother. Abljah
the daughter (or gTanddnuchter) of
Zechariah. Twenty nine Zcchariiihs
are mentioned in the r.lblf. This was
not. the author of the book of proph
ecy, but may have been the prophet
who had so much Influence over Kin
Hezeklah did that which was right
in the eyes of the Lord. God's ap
proval is Uie only wlm goal for a king,
a president or the humblest citizen.
It is the fatal defect in moot forms of
government that this over rule of God
Hezeklah began his reign by doing
th thing that plainly needed most
to be done first He found the Tem
ple, tho sacred meeting place of God
and man, with its doora closed by
Ahaz, its lamps out,' its altars cold, its
floors and bsngings covered with dust
and dirt. Therefore the young king
summoned the priests and Levites to
the court on the east of the Temple
opposite tho closed porch or entrance,
and in a frank and coble address de
clared his conviction that all tho na
tional woes had their origin in a neg
lect of the worship of Jehovah, and
his determination to make a new cov
enant with the Lord. Then he bade
them, as their first task, to cleanse
the Temple thoroughly.
The Second Step the Worship and
Praise. Thus far the priests aud Lo
vltes alone had been purified. Now
the royal house and the people wer
'to he formally reconciled to Jehovah.
How was this done? Hezeklah gath
ered the chief men of Jerusalem, who
brought bullocks, lambs, rams, and h
goats for a sin offering, seven of each.
The city rulers laid their hands upon
the animals, thus identifying them
selves with them. Then the priests
kUIcd the animals and sprinkled their
blood before the veil In the Holy
Place and upon the altar of incense,
pouring out the remainder at the
base of the altar of burnt offerings In
the court before the Temple. The fat
of the offerings was burned on the
altar of burnt offerings, and the flesh
was afterwards eaten by the priests.
It was a mark of the new national
fc-ellng that arose during Hezekiah's
reign that thi offering and those that
followed were cot made for Judah
alone, but for the Northern Kingdom
The Third Step, the Wide Invi
tation. What was the next step in
the great reform? The holding of the
national feast of remembrance of
God's goodness, the passover. This
should have befn celebrated In tha
first mouth of the year, Nisan, corre
sponding to our April; but because
not enouph of the priests had bon
purified and because of the time re
quired to gather the people, It wag de
cided that the exigency warranted the
postponement to the next month, Iyar
cr May. As the reform had widened
from Hezeklah to the priests and Le
vites, then to the chief men of Jeru
salem, then to tho whole congrega
tion of clUzeus, the next step was to
extend it to the entire nation, from
Peer-shcba, even to Dnn.
The Fourth Step is tho Great
Passover. What further purification
was needed before the passover could
be celebrated? Jerusalem was full of
heathen altars "In every corner," and
these were torn down and the frag
ments cH?t into the Kidron.
The Fifth Step Is the Generous
Giving. What other illustration of
th ir zeal did the people give when
the passover was completed? Their
new ardor for Jehovah blazed out in a
burning indignation against the foul
idois which they had been worshiping.
It was as when "Peter the Hermit
aroused whole multitudes to the wild
est enthusiasm for the rescue of the
Holy Sepulcher, or even the dour
Scotch Lowlander blazed up like an
excitable Celt at the Initiative of Jen
ny Goddes. How much more these
fiery Orientals? Jerusalem had been
freed from hlola; why should the
country districts still be polluted?"
Thus the people wcpt like a flood
over Judah and Benjamin and the
neighboring Kphriam and Manasr.eh.
They broke the heathen "Images" or
pillars, cut down the "groves" or poles
set up as symbols of the licentious
Asherah, and overthrew the Idolatrous
hill sanctuaries and their altars.
Reforms mi:st bo thorough. If they
are to be permanent.
What was tho last step In Heziv
klah'B reform? The step which every
reform must take before it Is com
plete, that of permanent organization.
The secret of Hezekiah's power over
wen and success lu the service of
God? It is expressed in the noble
worda with which the chronicler
tloses hla account of the gros.t refor
mation: "la every work that lie began
In the service of the house of God,
and to tho law, and In the efcmmand
raents, to k his God, he did itnllh
all bis heart, and procprwd."
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and 1 hot-e all Buffering women, will
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Compound ft trial. It vsnn worth It
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1 " RCLftr row
Chinese Educational Puzzle.
It Is generally recognized that China
has set to work at the wrong end ot
her education problem. , . . China,
has begun at the top, has tried to
establish universities without prepar
ing students for them, and all the low
er rungs of the ladder are so badly
constructed that it Is almost Impos
sible for the student to mount by
them National Review, Shaughal
A very good natured broker, who ls
very much larger than his wife, and:
who likes his little joke at someone'
else's expense, was sitting in the the
ater. A man behind hltn, not know
ing who be was, leaned forward anf,
whispered, "Will you please ask your
wife to remove her hat?"
"You'd better do it yourself. I'm,
' Whereupon the man behind became
angry, arose, protested aud left the
"It Is the little things In this world;
that cause us the most trouble."
"Not in my business," r plied the
shoo clerk; "it's the big things, th
owners of which want to put into lit
Indignant Diner Look here, waiter;
I Just found a buttou in this dlah or
Calm Waiter Yes, sir; it Is part ot
the dressing. Harper's Iiazar.
And You Must Pay.
"Experience is the best teacher,"
quoted the Wise Guy.
"Yes, but her charges are mlghty
hlgh," added the Simple Mug.
Many a man succeeds because he'i
FEED YOU MONEY
Feed Your Brain, and It Will Feed'
You Money and Fame.
"Ever since boyhood I have be
especially fond of meals, and I am con
vinced I ate too rapidly, and lailed to
masticate my food properly.
"Tho result waa that I found myself,
a few years ago, afflicted with all
menu of the stomach, and kidneys,,
which interfered seriously with lay
"At last I took the advice of friend
and be::an to eat Grapo-Nuts instead,
of tho heavy meats, etc., that had coa
stituted my former diet.
VI found that I was at once bene
fited by the change, that I was boou
relieved from the heartburn and iudi
gestion that used to follow my meals,.,
that tho pains in my back from my
kidney affection hud ceased.
"My nerves, which us"d to be un
steady, and my brr.ln, which was slow
and lethai gic from a h-avy tilet of
meata and greasy foods, had, not in
moment, but gradually, nnd noue the
less surely, be.n restored to normal,
"Now every nerve is steady and my
braln and thinking faculties are quick
er arid more acute than far years past.
"After my old style breakfasts I used,
to suffer during the forenoon from ,
feeling of weakness which hludered
me seriously in my worX but ainco I
began to use Grape-NuU food I caa
work till dinner time with all eas
and comfort." Name given by Po
tum Co., Puttie Creek, Mich.
"There's a reason."
Read the little book, "The Itoad to
Wetlvtlle," iu pkgt.
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