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SUNDAY MOKXIXG, NOVEEBEH 1, 1903.
x WHEN AUTUMN COMES STEALING INTO THE CITY r t III if-8 tri' 1 I 1 JN. 4 mm ' . ?r?i '..ji m IVitjr-: . .. : 1111 41. IIS et rum- r- .in iTiii v ii f -i i sr.-:;-' UU(. nil? v - J 1 -J 7A 3 Jf:::.:: 4 Vf.! t iV- 0 o 6 1 s '"'( :' "'It: i. :'.! .1 V f..:i:3':L. ow c 0 "Si, v-.v s : v.- LSli V- 'V :. : - ... : ' . f - ' ... f M "Li" 2.-ri Cr-.' 1 'Vi V J , i: i . -r 1 t-,:t. t IS T A1 'äjf- ; '- ' 7 r r . ' ' 4 , M , 11 II V ' - vt v-.n i V V jzßzr. Some Brief Receipts for the Boy Who Goes Hunting, HILE the young boy of t he citj learns his A B Cs the bfy of the .California back woods is learning the Uws of the trail. Later he. too, may study letters, but not until he has thoroughly mastered the signs of the woods. jong: before he is ten he has hunt ed alomr, learned to take care of him self in the forests, where there are no paths except those made by wild ani mals, and he has stored away in his brain countless formulae for taking care of himself and the tracking of game. These primitive rules might fill a book, but if you were to spend a day cn the trail with a California boy these would probably be the first bits of woodcraft knowledge he would im part to you: Always carry your gun against your body, the upper part of the stock in the right hand, the left hand covering the trigger and hammer, and the bar rel resting in the hollow of the left arm. . Deer tracks and pig tracks are al most alike, but the split in the pig's foot prints are wider than in those of the deer. A deer being trailed by hounds al ways makes for high ground. If you tree a wild cat never stand under it. If you are chased by a wounded bear run along the side of a hill and WHY THE CHINESE FEW people know why Chinese junks have an eye painted on the port side of the bow. A Can tonese legend explains the origin of that singular custom in a way th3t is suggestive of Anglo-Saxon humor. A great Chinese mandarin who lived centuries before the Christian era, f.mling himself in need of a navy, sent for the royal boat builder and ordered him to build a certain number of ships. So the builder drew up plans and pre sented them to the mandarin. But the plans evidently did not suit his Maj esty, for he nw into a violent rage and ordered the boat builder from his presence. "Then how shall I build them, your celestial highness?" he pleaded. Whereupon the mandaVin drew off one of his slippers and threw it at the boat builder, .vho fled from the room. At the door he turned for a moment. a upward, and he cannot follow. The bear will always drop downward. If you pitch your camp in a dry creek bed, never sleep under the steep bank which is usual on one side. Ani mals could jump on you from the ledge. Camp below a drinking pool, not above it, if you are after game. Moss is always thickest on that part of a tree trunk facing south. If you wish to find your direction that is iu variably a sure sign. A rocky country is usually infested with snakes. Where snakes are plentiful loop a hairy rope about your camp. The snake will not cross it. No snake likes being tickled in this fashion. Never let your game hang out over night in the moonlight. The moon's rays poison the meat. Never eat jack rabbit without care fully examining the meat for water blisters. Never eat jack rabbits at all during the late summer if you can help it. Never feed your dogs the entrails of your game. Never lean a loaded gun against a tree trunk, and. don't leave your gun around unloaded. Hanj it up by the strap. Be careful how you approach a buck deer that has apparently been shot dead. A deer can kick and gore like a mad steer when he is wounded, and he sometimes plays 'possum. If you are going to lay for game at night by a drinking pool don't go there by the trail, but through the brush, and take care that you arc al ways to leeward. Learn to shoot your rifle by sight ing it, but shoot a revolver by feeling, as you throw a stone. Always cut the throat of game you kill and let it bleed. JUNK HAS AN EYE ' just in time to catch the mandarin winking at hU prime minister. The boat builder picked up the royal slipper and used it as a model, and then painted one eye on its bow to repre-ent the royal master's wink. When the woods have changed to city, And the wilderness is tame; Tally ho! The city huntsmen Tr lil their own peculiar game. They slay the fierce' hokey pokey And with exultant cries, Beat the jungle for the waffle ' And capture, the venomous pies. Oh, aged stomachs that shudder At the mystery of food, Brace up! and think of your sprin; time When everything tasted good. When the most unholy sausage That ever defied the knife, Was Lucullian; and pink soda water Was the very elixir of life. And where now our duller vision See naught but dingy sights, In otir glad, unterrified kidhood We saw the Arabian Nights. 1 i ' - r' ' - . , . 'J, ' a A Good Business Small for a Boy With a Capital IV he re Mir des C me Ex pensive The Chinese theory of responsibil ity is a curious one. An English medical missionary in Shensi, writing home the other day, says he was asked by a native gentleman to cure a blind beggar. It was a simple case of cat aract, and an operation restored sight. Then the missionary was waited upon again by the same gentleman, and calmly told that as he had de stroyed the only means by which the blind man could get a living begging it was his duty to make it up to him by taking him into his employment and providing for him for life. w& mmkmr mwim Eimes ..... - . . ... . . . ... ... . ... f' --a --'V- : ÄgSVtAfg?i f y-wil 1 - JJi ft a fff T ''t: 1 1 III"- o plants may be made to take root in the sandy bottom. With the appearance of oxygen bub bles on the plants, the fish may be introduced into the tank; few at first, increasing the number gradually. Whpn the bubbles disappear from the rocks, the number of fish should be reduced and the plant life increased. The bottom or the sides of the tank should never be cleaned, or even dis turbed, for there the fish drop their spawn. When spawning, fish like shady nooks and these can be given them cither by forming rocky grottos under water, or covering half the tank from the light. Most gold fish sold in this country come from tropical countries, and are brought in tins by the crews of reg ular trading steamers. In Honolulu the Chinese gardeners have lakes full of gold fish, some over a foot in length, and of 2 fiery blood red. But when left to themselves for several generations, they deteriorate in color and assume the shape of or dinary perch. The Chinese have produced the queer shapes in gold fish by artificial selection. That is, they have raised them in tanks, and then taken away all those farthest removed from the shape or color desired. Thus the re maining ones breed and produce young fish like themselves, which again are thinned out, until finally, after many generations, they have be come almost a separate species, with long fan-shaped tails, or square heads, or other fantastic shapes. HOW TO WORK THE WIGGLEY MOVING PICTURE OR the boy or girl with a small capi tal to invest in a business that is both profitable and productive of a quiet enjoyment, nothing better cotiKl offer itself than the culture' of gold fish. The appliances for a gold fishery are easily and simply made. There arc in San Francisco numerous Chinese laundrymen who have back of their laundries small outfits of this sort, whereby they make a good side in come. Most of them have wooden tanks, oblong in shape, not quite so large as an ordinary country road house watering trough, and made of hard wood. The inside is sheeted with galvanized tin. . Cement is bound to crack. .On the bottom is spread a thick layer of sand and pebbles, and about the sides are arranged rocks to suit the tastes of the builder. In this tank water is allowed to stand for many days, being changed, or at least freshened, each morning. Soon a green fuzz will appear on the rocks an! on the sides, on which small oxygen bubbles, like silver shot, ap pear. The Chinese are fond of having water lilies in their gold fish tanks, but all sorts of aquatic grasses and HIS "Wiggley" picture can be arranged in less than five minutes so that it will woik. I. Cut it out of the page as it stands. II. Patc it on any old piece of pasteboard, ta'king care not to put any paste behind any of the buttestlies. Ill With a sharp knife cut along the outlines of the butterflies, with the exception of the tails, which must be left adhering to the picture. IV. Pull the cut-out parts of the butterflies gently outwnrd so that they will stand away from the surface of the picture. V. With a stout darning needle draw a smooth linen thread (waxed if possible) through the circle shown on the professor's net. so that, when done, the thread will hang from the tip of the' net handle in front of the picture, and the other" end of the thread will hang down behind the pic ture. VI. Make a noose in the end of the thread that dangles from the tip of the net. . VII. Draw th? thread down so that it will hang a little below the butterflies. VIII. Hold the picture upright an. leaning slightly forward, so that the thread noose will dangle clear. Then everything is ready for catching the butterflies. ) By swaying the picture forwards, i backwards or sidewise, the noose can be made to swing over any desired butterfly. When it settles over his head, jerk on the end of the "threap that is hanging down behind the pic ture and pull in your catch. Contests can be arranged with any desired number of players. Each one should get one turn, and when all the butterflies have been landed, a count of the catches will show who is the winner. No player may touch the noose. ex cept to pull it down so that it will hang below the butterfly before it be gins. The game may be played either with a rule demanding that the players actually jerk the butterfly away from the paper and haul it up, or the butter fly may be considered as "landed" if the noose has been tightened around him so firmly that it is evident he could not slip out. .This bitter rnethod will preserve the picture for games indefinitelv.