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L^h^^W Conducted by Polly Evarus
SCIP, DOG DEFECTIVE, A TERROR
FRANCES HEINSOHN, 17 Maga
zine street, Charleston; S. C., has
contributed this account of the
deeds of Scip, a veritable dog detective,
published by the Boston Record.
Scip lives in Old Town when at home,
la an undersized cur with bright eyes
and sharp ears and is of badly mixed
lineage. He is owned by one of the
State game wardens, whose duty !t Is
to examine certain trains coming down
from the game region. Every piece of
game must be checked up and sus
picious packages examined.
The Maine law positively prohibits the
taking out of the State of game birds
In any way whatever.
As the people alight from the train,
few notice a little dog dodging about
among them, sniffing at this hand-bagr
and that bundle.
Soon his master hears a little bark.
He knows what that means, and, drop
ping everything, finds Si'ip dodging and
nosing about the heels of a passenger.
The warden closes in on thr game
"pointed" by Scip, quietly invites the
STUNTS WITH MATCHES
THERE is nothing easier to amuse
one's self with than matches or
snlintcrs nf wood. You can mak'!
a hundred different combinations with
Try to make three matches stand to
gether and then raise this little tripod
With a fourth match.
To make the tripod, nick one end of
one cif the matches and put the end of a
eeooii'l match into this notch
Now you have only to lean the third
against the other two and you will
have a well-balanced tripod.
To raise the three matches, place the
fourth match gently apatnst the two
Joined together, as In figure 2; then
push thepe two gradually together unt'l
the third match of the tripod falls be
tween the two you hold In your hand.
You can now raise the tripod.
Another stunt—scalier nine matches
over the table and ask one of your
friends to raise all of them together
from the table fry a tenth match." Most
people would say it is impossible, but It
Is really very simple.
. Lay them on the table as is shown in
fIR-nre 3. being sure to place the heads
of the matches above; eight matches
resting on the ninth.
How to Make a 5-Foint Star
5 T^ H r^ *
I \[ [ X.
SOME months ago Polly Evans pub
lished a description of Betsy Ross'
■way. of cutting out a five-pointed
As many of the boys and eirls wish it
repeated, Polly Evans takes pleasure tjj
giving it again: -•
Take a Bquare piece *ot paper of any
Guessing t Songs ,
KIT V house upon; my back I bear, -'
} *"* And so, however^far I.roam. '
;By climbing, backward up my stair _'
In half a minute>l'm at home.
■ . .^V-''^;- v^> "-:'--■•' ■" •-•'-■
--\>l travelslow, and never speak; - . -
.' ■-I've ..horns—but never, try to 1 shove. ?
>. Because my horns-are, sott and weak.,
. Like fingers of an empty glove.>"c•*-■•-'':
~/-:: ■■■"■'"• -'•-■: (What is. It?) . ■_..- -.-: ;;
\: '>:-Zz->' r i -'*.•v^^- 11. :%^^'-^
' 7 *T*\YO servants listen, -' two r look out," v^
1 'Two fetch and carry for. thelr.share. •
-I And two are sturdy : knaves and stout. --?
Well used their master's weight to bear.
And may I not be proud and bold. - ■'.'
• ■"With eightj&uch servants,tried and true.
• ; That never-waitiunUl'they.'re^old,^•'•n < -.-.-'
a B But know themselves what they've to do ? I
V r-S'^V (What are they?).. V^-f.'^
L-j Henry Johnstone, In St.. Nicholas. ".-.>.--
One day^my* little niece came running
tn to get a drink of water. Just as she
was dipping a glass"ln the water she
noticed three little gnats in it.
"Oh, auntie, there are three little Es
qulmo (mosquitoes) in the water!" she
fald.—The Little Chronicle.
■•?' r-: A i Logical Conclusion. ;;\-.i*-- ■ i ,
One_day while at school Arthur, aged
was asked ' why the - moon * did - not;
•nine during a storm. After thinking a
little while he ' answered: ;tS i-'S.^- r^*:
r "Because It f the moon * came out ■ th© *
HfeaTg^iff lt* U *hta Out*"-Th#
suspect Into the baggage room and
questions him about the game which he
has concealed about his persftn or ef
fects. The dog has never be'eh known
to fail In "pointing" game. He possibly
may have missed some, but when he has
made up his doggish mind that there is
a violation of the law. he has always
been correct so far.
But inspecting the hand-baggage is not
all.of the little cetective s work by any
means.. After the passengers are all out
he hops Into ihe baggage and express
car and applies his sharp little nose to
everything in sight.
While making his usual Inspection of
the express car one day, lie came across
a barrel, to all Intents and purposes con
taining fish. It certainly had fish in It.
Srlp sniffed at it. went on and then
came back and sniffed again. Round and
round the barrel he went, whining and
With a faith in the little animal born
of long experience, the officer investi
gated the barrel, and found, in the cen
tre of a liberal lining of fresh shore
cod, several dozen of plump partridges.
Now take the tenth match and place
It between the heads of the eight where
they are crossed and you will then find
that, with care, you will be able to raise
the ninth with comparative ease.
eize and fold it as in Fig. l. Then draw
the dotted line g g and fold th« edge a
c upon this line tFig. 2). Then fold d c
upon f t, as in Fig. S. The fold f h Is
then brought over to d j, as in Fig. 4
Cut along the dotted ltne X X, an4-you
have a five-pointed star, made with one
straight cut of the scissors, as is shown
In Fig. 6.
THE following- dialogue is quoted
1 from the Cleveland Plain Dealer as
taking place between an employer and
the office boy:
"If you please, sir?'
"Me grandmother, sir"— h*
"Aha, your grandmother! Go on,
"Me grandmother an* me mother"—
"What? and "Your mother, too! Both
very ill, eh?"
"No, ,Blr. Me .grandmother an* me
mother are goin' to' the baseball game
this afternoon an' they want me to stay
home an' take care ot ma little brud
Accorded His Title.
As 4-year-old Tommy still wore curls
and dresses, he was often mistaken for
i a girl. This annoyed Tommy very much
; One day he saw a large box in front of
a store and he at once tried to climb
on top of It. A gentleman passing by
; said, "Get down,~Tom-boy." Tommy did
get down in a hurry, and, running to
his mother, said:
; "Mamma, there Is one man thinks I
am a boy."—The Little Chronicle.
How Dream Candy Tastes
There had been a birthday party j n
the house. The next morning Baby
"Papa, I dreamt last Bight that It was
my birthday and I-got a box ot candy.
And what do you think, ft tasted Juit
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. SUNDAY. >O\ KM HER 13, 1904
« Conducted by Polly Evans
A Picture for the Children to Faint
::: THE NIGHTINGALE :::
A" T.;THE; palace 1 they had:~inade-
AT great preparations. had mad©
JL X. , The • walls and * the" hall spar
-. ,' kled with the radiance num
berless . lamps „■ of t gold; The rarest.*, of '
flowers had been. placed In the corri
dors, and, when a light wind stirred th©
atmosphere, one's voice could hardly be
'■ heard for the tinkling of the.silver. bells.
4 In the middle of the grand hall, where
the Emperor was vseated,'; they, had
placed a golden: perch.'.upon- which the
- nightingale -. should ■ rest." All * the • court
.was there, and- the little-servant had
received I permission ' to stand behind, the
door. She had been given, .besides,*.the
title of chief of . the kitchen. The people
of the I court were dressed I in', their, most
beautiful • clothes.-' and - all • looked: at the
little, gray bird,- to" t which; on its.ap
pearance, the Emperor ".bowed": gra
ciously. :-,-*•-." ."-'.■".-..-.■".:."■.'.". •-'-' ■•■••■' ■■:•"
' .The nightingale sang •so • sweetly"that"
the Emperor wept." The tears r ran down
his cheeks."- The song a became sweeter"
-and sweeter. It went right to the heart.
The Emperor was so "charmed" that he
ordered his golden ;. chain- to be hung"
I around the neck' of the nightingale."But"
the nightingale thanked him, declaring
himself sufficiently honored. .... :.
. "1 have seen, tears in the eyes of the
Emperor," •: said -■ he: "1 -am - rewarded •
enough by that. -
HONOR TO THE NIGHTINGALE
;■ And again .he-commenced to sing, In
his tender, and penetrating "VlJ*^S r"
"There is nothing ? more charming,"
said the ladies. : . -. - ; . ■ "
The nightingale obtained, therefore, a
- grand success. -* ''• . .
• It. was decided" that he was now to
have a cage in the court, with permis
sion to go out twice during.the day and
once during I the ; night. -, He had twelve -
-servants,- each of whom held a silken
r cord - attached =to 1 the- leg- of the • night
ingale. But these outings did not please
■ him very much.. ■ z. - :;'*•' -" r? - -~^
The whole city talked about . the won
derful bird. Parents gave its name to
their children.-. even swhen they had the
\ harshest of voices. l ■ .' i-: :;>•• ' -
One. day - a large - package ! arrived at
the palace, with this , inscription: \ "The
Nightingale." ;-- • n
"It Is a new book about the famous'
bird," said the Emperor. ' - %»-V iSESWa
- But it:. was . not a book;: it was a little
: object Inclosed -in ; a box —an artificial t,
nightingale which had the ; form -of the
real: nightingale, but was covered \ with
diamonds and rubies and sapphires. .-.
-- When It was wiund up like a clock it ■
" could • sing, one . of: the . songs . which > the "
: real nightingale ' sang, and .at the same
time could move its tail.which was all of *
I •liver and gold. Its neck wag encircled
by a little collar, upon which . was * en-'
graved: "I am the nightingale of the
Emperor of Japan, but I» cannot equal
that of the Emperor of China." • ' '
"Delightful!" cried: the entire court. "
The • messenger who * had* brought - the
artificial nightingale immediately gVre^^
ceived the title of "Grand Carrier of the
Imperial: Nightingales."*" *•.~. ■ • ... . •
*" "They ' must : sing together; we ' «hall -
have a duet!" said the music master
. - They tried it. : >ut it did not go Very ?
'Puzzles and Problems
; A Famous Saying.
HIDDEN ii the following words is a
■, famous ~ saying .:♦- by ~~. Shakespeare.
_•.. If you begin at the right letter In
one of I these words: and then I take every,
third letter following \ : lts you will :soon«
•pell out the quotation. What :is:lt?.^r^
- House: Canoe After Hour r Print Cave
Child?; Sash ;•• Sieve 7?Acorn v Ample Sad
Tatta Hena ."Mat % Ache Cake Taches
= Hellac: Sacque Usual r Arbor See Mulch-•
Jacur use stop. . -- - .
r - '-.*.■- : .-'Author,'Puzzle?. '•" JBBB
. Who wrote "Little Man 1 •?
.. ■ - •Rip Van Winkle" ?
• "■:■ " - ••\Vh*t Kaiy Did?
; .*"--.--•'!-?-~"The^Boy.Knight" ?-> ..".»"
- : Geographical \ Separation. - •
.-.' 1. There '. are no f- —^: living In the "^^'t
of . : which is a seaport of Ireland.
;.-••. J. The city of -. .in Minn. sola, -ittni -
.-to have been named for that 'famous'——.'
' 'whose . name was V changed t. from > Saul *to t
>. — -^-. a " town ;In Illinois.. was no named "
% because It Is . surrounded by ciuantities jof
?' ——,^ and lis • the • place " t where „■ the •. river *.
may be crossed by a .'•». .".-*■: -»-• '-**s£;
,: 4. A boy named . who was la "
.- cite, caught a —;— one day on th« bank*
: 'or_the_ ——_ river. In Alabama. ""---.■-'■ ■ >
•j, Easy Acrostic.
. ~Ji Make t out the t following I nine word* and "
set them out *in ■» «coluron."^*^«-Srf>T»-'-"-"T r
.".:"'Tb« : second • letters; read r from top to - bot
..- Tom - will s cp«w * the - name of a prominent 1
i' elective • office tof -.th« United States. <? The t
third letter* read from top to bottom Will
5 rive the - na.ni*; of the man now nil la* -.
Each of these nine words consists of fly» •
~ letters. .' . I. |l fllin B.P ■JthmltSßPMj
•**-*•■ l. c A month. X Aaeanded. ». Capital *ofi
a Korea. -4. An ■ Knsllch < county. I. . A •tftlna
■•'•■'■ll. 1 Ths ycax tolkjW" i that «MXh J
~■ - ■_ ■_. . —.- -^^^^ J *-- t^ I**'* 1
Each Servant Held a Silken Cord At-
tached to the Nightingale's Leg
well, for the living nightingale warbled
In all sorts of movements—fast and alow
—while the other could follow only a.
"It Is not to be blamed," said the
music master. "It follows its measure
perfectly, an 1 ehail teach my pupils to
do in school."
The artificial nightingale was there
fore made to eing alone. It had as much
success as the living nightingale, and
they found It very beautiful to look at—
It sparkled like bracelets or crosses of
It sang the same ptere three or four
times, but the people did not tire of it.
Colombo* (In Roman numerals). ' ; 7. Taunt*.*-."- 1-? A WCWrDCiTA'T'i 1 TCVW c- '
~JI."A< small bay. ». ▲ tur-bearing animal. fti'JWUlj IU LA3 1 WJCJCIyOI
'■;• Wnat Commonly Used Phrases? PUZZLES AND PROBLEMS =
The mlt»tn» .word In each pbrasa la rep- _- '1" v■ ,- ■»■>-':.• ':.:• .-.. , J
resented by a picture.
: . » . / Answer to October Criss-Crcss. !
AS CLEAR./S A 0 .; .DA nee - ■ ' i
AS NEAT AD7\ / *2&
A 5 CLEAN ASA.ffm ?«.:
A§ §?LLrfTAS THirjLß - : Answer to Prefix - : Blanks. - : /
f\ X Honor, dishonor. 2. Hay. dltmar. a,
*C rv-ir\r\ ae> . Cj /^T M!"" <»«ni»« 4. Place, displace. C
A 5 POOR-A5 /A^4^EJ *^ cw 'c- ********
AS STRONG /0 >W *""" ** 1 *—
-■' TmWr WlnnebaOo
A 5 CRO^S A 5 A B"3L i^H y
A 5 DF.EPASA i^ 0 SoS^otV
A 5 MAD A 5 A • teffijf' "What Commonly Used PhrasesP
r «^ Tta« commonly uaed phraaea of iaat vaaVs "
AS BRIGHT ASAQffCE «% 2 ; XT
'■-'^r '■'•■■ -V<TT :.-.'« 1...';"""- -■-~ " - : -"- -.*^^m >T^ M plutnp M a partrldt*. '- > *
-■Zr'A S^THIN'A^^ >\«^fcss^*llfr: ■' ' M kSSS" 1 '•»'» . . '..
. The assistants would have made it sing
v still" longer, r but the Emperor thought
they should have the living nightingale
sing a little.
--i What ; had become of him? Nobody
had -noticed that he had flown out of
the open window, to return to his forest.
"What means this? 11 cried the Em
: peror. _ -.1- ''■ ' ~\'— .-..■
...The: whole court was indignant, and
„ accused the escaped nightingale of in-'
-gratitude. ; ;
V- "Oh. well, we have the better of the
■:. two left," said the courtiers. .
-. -"* And : the . artificial bird was ". made to "
;« sing again. - _ :. -
.. , It, was the thirty-fourth time that they
'.„. had heard the ■ same piece, but -they did
'not know-if completely yet, for it was
_■ very dlfllcult. - - , - ■;■• -.'
~ '■ The" master of music overwhelmed the
: bird -with praises.*- He declared that not'
only was it superior to the living night
„ ingale in •.its plumage and its marvelous
■ "diamonds. but also by its. talent as a
'. v'singer. -
\ . •I.ci ' his Majesty - consider that. with
*■ the. true nightingale one cannot have the
same song repeated, ; while with tho
artificial one you know in advance what
,_ the music- will be. And we can examine:
..-. the ; mechanism . and explain how the
-.wheels are- placed I and how they work '
;-• to produce - the sounds one ; after the
~ other." .. " . . -
- ."That is' what-1 ■- think." said every
' body else.-:-7^^^m^Sßßmßßß
MADE THE EMPEROR SING
.Then.the.master, of music was author
ized by. the "Emperor to show; the night
: ingale in /public: the following Sunday. .
- "It Is. necessary v that v they hear it,"
said the Emperor." ,-":*
«■ They listened and.'-"they were so
• charmed with : the song that they for
" got drink their u-a. according to the
custom. "'-'.-.- -v' - -
- --' "Oh!" - they. all cried, ■ raising their
■ fingers in the ; air and swaying their
heads. "What a pretty singer!"-
But the poor - fisherman, -. who had -
-. heard the real nightingale, said: •
■ "Yes, It la: very .; pretty; it resembles
% the real.nightingale well enough but It
lacks something. I know not what." '• "
'••:; The arUncial nightingale had its place
■ ". upon : a cushion of silk .near the : bed of :
•. the "Emperor. All the. ■ decorations • that
■ it had received, gold and precious stones,
.were spread around it. :They named it
the Great Singer of the Kmpire. •- - • C
;■'The master of music wrote a book of
twenty chapters about the artificial
■ nightingale, v-lt- was ~ very -long, very
. ; learned, and •in ■ perfect' Chinese. -
V. A year passed, and the Emperor, the
. court and : all • the '■ Chinese j knew every
note of the song of the nightingale by
. heart. . But It was : just ; because of this
that they loved it more. :,They. could ac
- company it. k The boys In.- the street
even sane .lL^-Tx*;-r^Mjjq«m|Hff'
' -The Emperor did the- same. It was de
lightful. :t. -V • .-:.- --:- /v_-
But one evening, as the. nightingale
sang while the Emperor, lying on his ,
> bed;-listened.- a snap was heard;; then a
." sound. Brrrrrr: In the ■ inside, of the
-Ibird. Something had broken and all the
. • wheels * turned . around rapidly., Then the
•music ceased. i-"~ i--- •;.
. (To be concluded next r week.)
THE LITTLE GIRL WHO SAW
! TOO MUCH
"TTHE following story, told by The Lit-
X >"tie Chronicle, is well "worthy re
■:. ; priming: .- --:*; - . ■ . • .
- Airs. Ashton was r.ning a story at the
dinner table, and the family were listen- .
ing with interest. ,--^: . . •
•'Pardon v.niP, : mother,' interrupted her"
eldest daughter. Marjorie, . "but you *
h£ve sped,.a drop or the Jelly.on your
Mrs. Ashton smiled af.Marjor'e. ana,
taking her napkin; neatly wiped a"way ■
the ruby-like Jelly, and then went on
with the story. ,\vV .- - -.
, Marjorie listened for a'few momenta
and then.: glancing at her-brother," re-
marked to him in a distinct undertone
that? nis : necktie * was: up: behind. .Mrs -
Ashtnn, disturbed >by - the .discussion"
which immediately arose between: the
brother and,sister in regard to the cor-•
rect .arrangement- of cravats, pained'"
until they had -become quiet; She had
Just got. well" started-again' on her nar
native when - Marjorie: discovered that
the centrepiece was not on: straight and,
removing the;bouquet -Ifrom: the • middle -
oi the table, she smoothed out the bit
of linen and put it dowrf more sym
metrically." Mrs. Ashton followed "the"'
.proceeding with her eyes. and lost her "
place in the story. But when the cen- '
trepiece was straightened she-continued
with - animation; and. was just reaching -
THE BEST HOPPER
f — ~>v
—- ' '• • _ •'*'-"' '''■'■':': __ / ■
With skips and stops the little boy nops
On one leg and no more;
The kangaroo hops freely on two;
And the hop-toad uses four:
But smarter than he the wicked flea
On six good legs outhops the three.
It is not in the beat of the nimblest
That wisdom and wit are heard;
They may yip and run over duty or
But never can spell a word.
How Many Lines?
The square is full of straight lines that criss-cross each other and make" a con
fused maze of lines. Can you count them and tell Polly Evans how many there
TIJTTSS SOPHT, one fine summer day,
*V 1 Left her work and ran away.
When soon she reached the garden gate,
Which,' finding locked, she would not
But tried to climb and scramble o'er
A gate as high as any door.
But little girls should never climb.
And Sophy won't another time.
For when, upon the highest rail.
Her frock was caught upon a nail,
She lost her head, and, sad to tell,
Was hurt and bruised—for down she fell.
Mrs. ELIZABETH TURNER.
Upholding the Family Honor.
Maryette's .'•s grandmother .-"• was very
: •tout. Margaret, her playmate, :was
boasting of having a great-grandmother.
v "Wall, I have a greater ; one," quickly
the climax when Marjorie.- leaned.
toward her and adjusted the. lace* tabs :
of her neck-stock;, which- happened-"to
r.be ungracefully. Mrs. Ashton
'. stopped „ speaking and looked s\.'a^ her
I daughter, in - a - rather exasperated' man-'
ncr, which Marjorle did not notice, for
she was f; thoroughly -.engrossed in . the
■little task she had assumed. •-".£ ■£;'":■ ■'"
Air. Ashton laid down his vk»rfe and
fork and : was about to speak. Jftarjorie
looked across. the table at him. f»> ' "■
■ "Why, • father." - she •■[ exclaimed, "you
laid your greasy 1 knife on that, pretty.
•doily!"- ■-.. -■■■- \ - • .:-. «.-u\*.-']S .
- "Did 1? I'm sorry, but I gness the
grease will wash out. I: was fast going
■ to say to you, my child,"- that 1 think
you see-too -much.! Try -to be a little
more discreet about "what you t'S see.-
Don't v notice - every -little.-trifle*' Chat . is :
out of -place - for an instant. or- so and
doesn't make' the least difference, really.
Your I mother has been j makingi'ai tre
mendous effort to tell us a thrilling ex-
perience, and your constant interrup
tions have almost* driven it out of her
mind. remember, dear, " that It's ■
best not,to see everything. The world
won't come to-an- end,even if my .hair
isn't parted straight or there. is "a out
■ion'.oil .your brother's coat. Now we'll
; permit , your mother to finish her long
euspended story." '" ■ - ;•
The boy. instead, with his bright little
head . . v
Can ;hink and tell what the wise have ;
The grasshopper hops o'er the timothy
Yrt the hops on a pole go higher;
And there- was a lad went hopping mad. .
When his peg-top'hopped in the flre;
Best hopper of all is the youngster :'
■ small • .' ■ .-*. - .•■- _i
"Who hops out of bed at" the very first
call! ----- . -
George D. Burleigh, In Little Folks. '. i.
A Slow Bird
A SCHOOLMASTER recently mentlon
*^ ed in Btray Stories has concluded
that it Is not safe to teach proverbs
to very young children.
"Now, boys, always remember," said
he one day, "that the early bird always
catches the worm.'/
Next morning a small boy toed the
line with a tear-stained face.
"What's the matter, Tommy?" asked
"Please, sir, you said that It was the
early bird that got the worm."
"Well, father thrashed me 1."
"What for, my boy?"
" 'Cos, sir. I let our canary out early
this morning and It's never coma back
with the worm."