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WAS ONLY RED BLOOD.
And Three-Year-Old Had Been Told That it Was Blue. Three-year-old Allan had a rery aris tocratic grandma, who prided herself on her own and her husband's blue blooded ancestry. She told him heroic deeds of them and warned him from ever playing with boys of low degree. One day Allan came screaming up stairs to his mamma and grandma, holding his hand up covered with blood, where he had cut his little linger. They were both greatly alarmed, as he was a child who rarely cried or complained when hurt. Mam ma washed the blood off and, exam ining the cut, said: "Why, dear, it's not so rery bad- Does it hurt you so much?" "I'm not cryin 'cause it hurts," he said, "but 'cause It's only red blood, and -grandma said I had blue." Phila delphia Ledger. ITCHING HUMOR ON BOY His Hands Were a Solid Mass, an Disease Spread All Over Body Cured in 4 Days By Cuticura. "One day we noticed that oar little boy was all broken out with itching sores. e first noticed it on his little hands. His hands were not as bad then, and we didn't think anything serious would result. But the next day we. hard of the Cuticura Remedies being so good for itching sores. By this time the disease had spread all over his body, and his hands were nothing but a solid mass of this itch ing disease. I purchased a box of Cuti cura Soap and one box of Cuticura Ointment, and that night I took the Cuticura Soap and lukewarm water and washed him well. Then I dried him and took the Cuticura Ointment and anointed him with it. I did this every evening and in four nights he was entirely cured. Mrs. Frank Don ahue, 208 Fremont St., Kokomo, Ind., Sept. 16, 1907." "Riot at Yale" A Recipe. Take half a hundred Shell Fresh- men dying of ennui, and the saml number of academic feeling the same way only more so. Mix well by the flagpole, and pour into Church street. Introduce at two-minute intervals hall a dozen trolleys with temptingly- dang ling ropes. Now put in on the run three or four vigilant representatives' of the law, stir till the whole masa comes to red heat, and then pick out an entirely innocent grind, and place In the cooler to cool. Garnish with huge headlines and serve for break- last to fond parents, etc. Yale Record Swadeshi. In the sense in which Sir "William Harcourt remarked "We are all social ists now," it may be said that all Anglo-Indians are believers in Swadeshi While all reasonable Anglo-Indians dep recate the senseless agitation and the unbound economics of the extrem ist advocates of Swadeshi principles. they are all anxious to assist that natural development of indigenous In dustries and the creation of new ones upon which the future prosperity of the country so largely depends. Pio neer Mail. Readjusted Conditions. "Do you think these trusts and mer gers have put the great capitalists on terms of friendship?" "Not as a rule," answered Dustin Stax. "It has simply brought the fighting to closer range." Washington Star. DROPPED COFFEE Doctor Gains 20 Pounds on Postum, A physician of Wash., D. C. says of ms co nee experience: "For years I suffered with nprinrHonl headaches which grew more frequent until they became almost constant. So severe were they that sometimes I was almost iranuc. l was sallow, consti pated, irritable, sleepless; my mem ory was poor, I trembled and my thoughts were often confused. "Mt wife, in her wisdom rtelfnvori coffee was resDonsible far these Ills and urged me to drop it. I tried many times to do so, but was its slave. "Final! v Wife hnnuht n nnr-k-no-a rr Postum, and persuaded me to try it, but sne made it same as ordinary coffee and I was disgusted with the taste. (I make this emDhatic because T fpar many others have had the same expe rience..) sne was distressed at her failure and we carefullv renrf tho rli rections, -made It right, boiled it full lo minutes after boiling commenced and with eood cream and snar 1 liked it it invigorated and seemed to nourisn me. "This was about a year ago. Now I have no headaches, am not sallow, sleeplessness and irritability are gone, my brain clear and my head steady. I have gained 20 lbs. and feel I am a new man. "I do not hesitate to give Postum due credit. Of course dropping coffee was the main thing, but I had dropped It before, using chocolate, cocoa and other things to no purpose. "Postum not only seemed to act as an invigorant, but as an article of nourishment, giving me the needed phosphates and albumens. This is no imaginary tale. It can be substanti ated by my wife and her sister, who both changed to Postum and are hearty women of about 70. "I write this for the information and encouragement of others, and with a feeling of gratitude to the inventor of Postum." . Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to Well ville," in pkgs. "There's a Reason." Ever read the above letterT A new one appears from time to time. They are genuine, true, and full ef human iatsrest. i I Fabric on a Jpf lowEEDisH Loomed! I LOST art for nearly two dec af I 1 I ades, hand weaving, the ln- JS til dustry which made New Eng- Into Its own. To-day the descendants of our pilgrim fathers are turning out more hand-woven linen, silk and wool goods than any other section of the United States and are keeping up a hot pace in the race against other corners of the world in the industry. To own a rug, a table cover or a curtain on which the maker has expended his ideas and per sonality is a pleasure quite distinct from gazing at a machine-made article which can be dupli cated in any one of a dozen stores. And the fas cination of fashioning things with the hands, es pecially essentials of the household or articles that add a refining touch to a commonplace ser vice, has led many women to abandon china painting and fancy work for the more active work of the loom. Though there are many amateurs in Massachu setts who make no attempt to market their wares a good many have found weaving an attractive commercial proposition. Many of these have en rolled themselves in the Arts and Crafts asso ciation. For them, rag carpet weaving provides the most direct method of securing remunera tion for their work. Rugs of this sort are always In demand, and there is ample room for the ex ercise of taste in developing simple patterns and In the variation of colors. Most of the rugs are woven with a grayish back ground. For the piazza and the summer home there are lighter patterns, soft blends which will absorb the sunshine or brighten up the tedium of a drizzly day. For these it is necessary to use white new rags In the warp and alternating cords of pink or blue. The simplicity of these floor coverings affects one with a strange sense of relief which may be inexplicable at first. It is the sense of contrast with intricate machine-made designs which are often as confusing as the rattle of the steel ten tacled machines that made them. Some of these rugs are made in Boston, but most -of them come from outside towns. Deer field, Marblehead. Hingham and Lynn are regular stations of supply. In Central square, Cambridge, the Massachusetts commission for the blind has an established factory where men weave rugs. In 1904 the experiment of blind weavers was first tried. They have proved in less than four years that their work can rank with that done by anyone. Without prejudice, buyers are agreed to this, and in many cases they insist that the work is not only as good, but superior. Of course the rugs are made under the supervision of see ing people, who select colors and distribute the materials. An expert supervisor with the use of his eyes first teaches the mechanism to the blind pupil, who memorizes everything by a numerical sys tem. After he has mastered all the movements, he soon can acquire the technicalities of pattern weaving. By "numerical system" is meant the numbering of each thread, as well as the arrangement of the materials near the loom, so that once the position is memorized no sight aid is required to locate any color. From triangles and circles progress is made to the more intricate patterns. For some of these a raised proof of the design is hung above the loom. By touching it with the fingers the pattern Is reproduced on the cloth. The proficiency shown by the sightless weavers has eliminated the question of their ability to execute the work. The question remains: Where shall they market their wares? This problem is solving Itself, for the number of people who buy hand-wrought articles is rapid ly increasing. When Charles F. Campbell, su perintendent of the industrial department of the Massachusetts commission for the blind, was asked where the department disposed of their output, he turned up the label of the package he was tying. It was addressed to Detroit, Mich. We have shipped stuff to Duluth and San Fran cisco," he added; "so you see the folks out west aren't going to be distanced in this new twist WORKING At A fOLONIAL RAG CARPfTl dbLQQM WINDING THE THREADS ON A WARPING MACHINE. Weaving linen FaHRiC OKI A OWEEDJSH LOOM the aesthet ic race has taken.' It is the boast of the blind workers that the curtains they submitted for the Massachusetts - building at the James town exhibition were se lected. The design is rather Intricate, repre senting a series of In dians paddling their -canoes across the border. Rug weaving was a secondary development with the blind school. In July, 1904, they first started a girl weaving art fabrics. In October of the same year one of the men was tried on a rug. In the mechanical part of the task the workers became as adroit as if they had the use of their eyes. In conscientious ness they excel. Some of the operatives have become so ambitious that they conceive pat terns which they wish orhni0and, "I absorbed in the discussion blendfnl Whlch they 'eel. they are The looms are much the same that grandmoth ers mother knew. The size has been somewhat reduced, but the principle has not altered any. In fact, looms in all countries as far back as they can be traced, have the same mechanical de vices that are ingeniously elaborated to-day In the high power carpet factories. Weaving, no doubt, originated when some prime val creature plaited his or her hair, and then tried crossing three strands of heavy grass one over the other. From mats and baskets came the idea of interlacing wool threads, and so cloth was invented. Weaving, in some form or other, is one of the earliest signs of civilization. It might be argued that weaving is not an evi dence of the advancement of Intellectuality. The wonderful shawls which come from the far east, and which we are quite unable to imitate, are made by a peasant populace. And whoever has turned over pictures illustrating the manufacture of Turkish and Persian rugs is as much impressed by the uncouthness of the "makers as by the sym metry and imagination of the designs. Crossing the Great Divide of this continent, the Navajo and Moji Indians and the Mexican blanket weavers to the south, are not leaders of intellectual thought, though they have established blanket weaving as an industrial art. The old squaws are more wrinkled than winsome. This isn't the fault of the weaving, however, and there is no gainsaying that ruga and tapestries and draperies and all the other products of the loom into which individuality is woven, have a reac tionary effect on daily life. In Hingham, ardent handicraftsmen not long ago discovered an old colonial loom lurking in the recesses of a garret. It was dragged forth and restrung, and now it is back at work again. Here, too, Swedish linen weaving is done, for at Hingham the industrial arts flourish. Linens for dresses, toweling, sheeting and table covers are woven on the Swedish loom. The process of preparation requires almost as much time and skill as the weaving itself. To warp the skeins of linen Is the first step. This is done by arranging all the threads in even lengths on a device somewhat like a turnstile, which spins around, carrying them from top to bottom and back again. Thus the threads are measured off accurately, while, by means of pegs, they are twisted into a figure eight shape. With this device as many threads as 1,000 to a yard wide material may. be kept from, tangling. A frame with teeth in It, like a big wooden comb. keeps the warp an even width when the threads are strung on the loom. The threads are thus spaced accurately and then made taut by being stretched to the front beam, and the weaver is ready to start the cross threads. In introducing variegat ed shades, every other thread can be raised by pressing a pedal, and the shuttle is thrown through by hand, the operator choosing the threads to be crossed. In embroidery work the figure is woven onto the fabric. Swedish linen fur nishes a particularly ef fective background for this sort of work, for the threads are not closely woven, and yet there is a firm appearance about a well turned piece which leaves no suggestion of haphazard mesh work. It is interesting to note, in connection with rag rug weaving, that Berea col lege in Berea, Ky, has in troduced a rug weaving course Into its industrial .T-T-if-nliim. This is In response to a local condition- Pupils attend the school whose homes are in remote parts of tne mountains. During the winter time, It is Impossible for women living in these districts to penetrate to any towns. Isolated as they are. It is essential that they have some rather active occupation, and, rug weaving having survived among the mountain whites, it was accepted as the happy solution. Already some of these rugs have found their way to Boston, and the industry promises to become popular through the Tennessee mountains. In the mountain fastnesses they are still making those won derful old bed spreads and table covers which are prized as heirlooms in a few New England homes. The colonial atmosphere which permeates the town of Deerfield fosters the zeal of the laborers, who devote themselves to the simple industries of earlier days. From Deerfield come specially at tractive blue and white woven rugs and exquisite needle work. , Here, also, they dye their own ma terials In Indigo, madder and fustic shades. Jour neying down "one of the honeysuckle lanes one may hear through the workroom window the whack, whack sound of the reed as it presses the weaving firmly down. QUEER IDEAS ABOUT FOOD. Slowly but surely modern enlightenment is rele gating to oblivion the foolish and often costly super stitions which have been passed down from cen tury to century. Of those, however, that linger is the superstition about the spilling of salt and the sure coming of ill luck the result of the painting of a celebrated picture which showed that Judas, at the Last Supper, sat before an overturned salt cel lar. Then there is the idea against thirteen at table because there were Christ and his twelve apos tles around that board In the upper room at the supper which was followed so soon by our Lord's death, and that of Judas, too. In some European countries ill luck is said to follow the person who stirs any liquid in a pan from east to west. In Scotland persons when baking oat cakes break a piece off and throw it in the fire to appease evil agencies. Still another custom in that land is to make a birthday cake with nine knobs, then of cine of the assembled company, when the cake comes hot out of the oven, each breaks one knob off, and throwing it behind him says: "This I give to Thee, Fox, Eagle, Wolf," etc In some countries it is considered unlucky to give a mince pie to a guest it should be asked for. Like wise, a mince pie should never be cut with a knife, but held whole with the fingers and eaten that way. Also to eat as many mince pies as possible at as many different houses before Christmas, it Is be lieved, will insure so many happy months for the eater. . "Ah, kind friend," said Che minis, ter, "It Is deeds, not words, that count." "Oh, I don't know," replied the woman, "did you ever send a tele gram?" Detroit Free Press. Knicker Are they a bridal couple? Bocker No, by his devotion I should Judge she is a cook he is itaking out to the suburbs. New York Sun. Mr. Callipers (didactically) Hun ger, my son, is the best sauce. Little Clarence Yes, sir; but how do they spread it on anything? Puck. Noah was naming the animals. "However," he muttered, "it's no fun If one can't bet." Herewith he lost Interest in the horse. New York Sun. Even a married man may have his own way after his wife decides on the direction. Miss As cum When Mr. Richley saw my photograph yesterday he said it was very pretty, didn't he. Come now, honest? Miss Chellus No; quite the reverse. He said it was a good likeness. Philadelphia Press. Mrs. Noseigh Jane, you haven't washed the front windows in over a week. Jane No'm. I didn't think it recessary since the neighbors across the street moved away. Bohemian. A girl's engagement is no sooner an nounced than all her male acquaint ances begin to sit up and take notice of her attractive qualities. 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