(1H THE METROPOLIS
AMERICANS VERT BLOW TO
v TAKE VP BALLOONING.
SOME .PROBABU REASONS.
How lien Trace Their Ancestry Of
Soothing to the Impecunious
Our Attitude Towards
EV YORK. LONG
have the daring
wondered . i the
Blowncss of the
aire to take up
the expected rev
olution come, or
Is the sport in the
a 1 r "queered?"
The Americans are sporty enough.
Did not tlic Fairs dash themselves to
death In their automobile quite in the
approved fashion? Did not a group
of Americans make Fome of the most
daring tours In Switzerland, where the
big machine ha 1 to be stopped and
backed with cramped wheel at every
sharp turn? Did not a Nickel Date
sport run down a baby in Italy? Was
not Mr. Tiould and his party assailed
by peasants for scorching?
Ballooning is no more dangerous.
But there are other considerations.
The death of Paul Nocquet was not
one of them. In this matter danger
scarcely counts. It all depends upon
whether the "right people" take it up.
It happened that the first successful
ascent by amateurs this spring was
made by a doctor and his wife, who,
though most estimable people, are not
numbered among the 400. After that
several aspirants who were hovering
about the edge of the storm center of
the new excitement rather drew
aloof, and said: "Oh, if we try It we
shall very likely do so In France; It
is correct over there."
Another trouble Is the newspapers.
Young Theodore Roospvelt, In Harv
ard, withdrew from certain field day
sports because so many newspaper
cameras were waiting to "snap" him
running his rather slow best. Balloon
ing Is impossible without camera ac
companiment. A balloon Is a big
thing to hide and seeresy Is Impossible.
Not all people are so afraid of the
newspaper man's camera, however.
When John 1). Rockefeller was last In
New York he cheerfully posed for the
c.mera men of the dally papers. He
was holding his umbrella In the rain
over his daughter, Mrs. Prentice, yet
lie waited before stepping Into his cab
until they took a shot at him. Pos
sibly If Mr. Rockefeller were going up
in a balloon be would be more fussy.
The Fads of the Rich.
m w would not
1 I stop the rich from
if I J ballooning, though
I J It takes much
V " mnnev. Therfi is
who has Just paid
$125,000 for the
Rock Face. His
father, the elder
August and tire
American founder of the family, paid
$100,000 for St. Blaise and the price
at that time was fully equivalent to
$2(10,000 now, as prices for luxuries
and many necessities run. Rock Face
goes to Kentucky to join old St. Blaise
in the blue-grass paddocks.
Tlio cutting tip of the old Jerome
park into building lots and the opening
of Belmont park on Long Island- signal
izes the primacy of a new family In
horse racing, of a new region in social
primacy and of a new standard of
luxury in racing. The famous courses
in England, the Derby which you
must be very particular to call
"Darby" the St. Leger and the rest
have few conveniences for visitors
owing mainly to the British respect
for precedent. The Blue Ribbon of
the turf for 75 years has been con
tinuously the derby, and sacrilegious
would be the hand that should be laid
upon it to alter track or buildings
more than is necessary.
How many millions have the Bel
nion Interests in races and racing rep
resented from the first? The track Is
not clear outgo. It is owned by a
Jockey club In which Mr. Belmont Is
chief owner. The sport Is protected by
the state, and each Jockey club pays
a percentage of its Income to the
"purely agricultural hoss-trots" of the
county fairs. It has Just emerged
victoriously from an encounter with
the Ministers' association at the state
capital by creating a diversion with
the claim that the poolrooms would
profit by the hampering of track gamb
ling. It would puzzle a Philadelphia
lawyer to tell how.
The price paid for Ormonde remains
the record for a stallion. It was sup
posed to be $ir0,0iMi, but It cost nearer
$2011,0110 to bring the useless creature
to his new home, where he failed to
Tire Race for Genealogies.
has hardly ceased
attempt to prove
that John Jacob
Astor, the humble
pack peddler, fur
merchant and pa
triot, was a lineal
Count do Astoga. John .lncoh would
pot have careil. Now Mrs. George
Gould who was Edith Klngdon, of a
good Brooklyn family and an actress
in Augusttn Daly's company, has had
laborious research made to prove that
her son. Klncitnn rinnlrl thu la1 uhn
fired a revolver to awe the Columbia
students who set out to haze him as
a freshman. Is descended through het
from the Kyngdons of Trehunsey Que.
thloc, Cornwall, lords of the manor,
but not men of title. j
It Is said that attempts have been
made to prove that Mr. Rockefeller ls
descended from a French feudal fam
ily whose name Is faintly similar, but
the astute old financier laughs at the
heralds. His name Is as undeniably
German as Astor's.
As a rule, however, the ascriptions
of family to American women with '
the genealogy bug are fairly accurate.
And why not. Mrs. Gould s researches
go back to 150(1. In a period so long
she has of necessity had 1022 ahees
tors, and It Is hard luck If some one In
so great a number was not of sub
stantial "county family."
American schoolboys would be dif
ferent from what they are If Master
Klngdon is not "Joshed" for his blue
blood. He Is In his last year at col
lege, a member of an exclusive secret
society and not especially unpopular,
the pistol episode being fairly well
forgotten. There was indeed excuse
enough for him In that case. He was
very young, of slight stature, and
while not physically timid, had been
from his earliest youth carefully
trained to resent any attempt at per
sonal aggression, the Idea belns of
course to prevent kidnaping, the con
stant terror of the rich who are so
fortunate as to have children.
The Embarassment of Riches.
HE phrase must
suggest but irony
to a lot of us. but
onco In awhile
een "we" ar
able to get under
standing that too
much may be as
A certain New
York banker has
found It so, been bored to extinction
by the burdens Imposed on a man
with "establishments" and horses and
autos, and things. Charlotte Perkins
Stetson, Isn't It, talks refreshingly
about the slavery of Things always
with a large capital T.
Well, one day, not so very long ago
the New York banker, Mr. J. Kennedy
Tod, by name, traveled In luxury from
the city to a point in the beautiful
southern shore of Connecticut, to Sound
Beach, near which Is situate Mr. Ken
nedy's splendid villa. On alighting
from the train our banker continued
to travel In luxury, was sped with all
swiftness and smoothness to his villa,
Innes Arden. On arrival a tall foot
man sprang to assist his master, an
other one nided in the heavy labor of
removing top coat and hat, a valet had
the evening clothes at hand and tub
warm. At dinner. It Is presumable,
there was attendance In harmony with
the suggested character of Mr. Ken
nedy's "little place in the country."
Dinner and wine and talk, and then
bed, downy couch, silken coverlets.
etc. But uneasy rests the head of him
u hn tisw ton much Snmethlnir's '
A cure Is tried
rareweu motor ami
footman und valet
and butler and
cook and even rooftree.
In the words;
of the present day advertisement
back to nature. Behold the banker
laboriously pedalling the reinstated
bicycle, pedalling with vigor and vim.
and past the splendid villa to Join Ids
good wife In a rude camp down there
.in anmlu Vau- cvrtMil ,ltiroct(in i
wait on appetite, sweet sleep by night
Blessed be little.
of young gentle
men of this land
who reside abroad
for awhile, not In
to their native
ashamed of their
r.nl..n 1 n ,1 a
They usually get
over it, lose their supposedly continen
tal attitude and settle down Into av
erage good American. Such as these
doubtless had their say about the atti
tude of Now York toward Maxim
Gorky and Ms companion, Mile. Au
dreiva. We seem to see the cynical
smiles, the superior airs, because
Americans still keep to the prejudice
of preferring a man take his lawful
wife on his travels, rather than the
most talented and devoted and I lit-
truiutlr. rt f nnmniiiilniiti I Iun!li' irna
It not a Joke on the newspaper men j
that Mile. Andrelva should have been
honored as Mme. Gorky nnd the first
paragraphs about the Russian visitors
been devoted to fulsome praise of
"Mme. Gorky's" wifely devotion and
many accomplishments; an ideal mate
for a revolutionary and great author,
pictured with a fervor worthy the
noblest cause? And really wasn't It
something of a Joke that Mark Twain
was called upon to explain and that
Mr. Howells begged to bo kept out of
It? It really was funny to everybody
save perhaps Mme. Gorky, over In
roc ived Maxim Gorky
with open arms, the ready hospitality
for which we are often crltlcis'd; th'.1
en'-'cr homage we yield when we ad
mire. But scarcely are the first warm
greetings given than something else
characteristic Is Instanced American
disapproval. And then the next thii-ft
we liear of, th.i author ami the lady
are denied certain hotels, Maxim
Gorky evicted twice in one day, put
out at the Belleclalre and the La-fayette-Brevoort.
What If Mr. Gorky should write us
OP AID TO HOSTESS
SUGGESTIONS FOR SOME SEA-
Decorations and Menu fo on April
Luncheon Old May-Day Customs
Prettily Revived Keep the
An April Luncheon.
'April tliowcrs bring May flowers,"
for the centerpiece have a smail-
. .. 1 . I -.
-"I"'"' imiirenu, or a uui. s
P' underneath put a low mound
of sm"'"S blossoms, such as crocus,
trailing arbutus ot tulips. Tiny ul
brellas, opened at each place, tnay have
the name written on a card tied to the
handle. If the house has electric lights,
open a gooil-sl.ed Japanese umbrella
and tie It to the gas or light fixture
that Is over the table: then to each rib
1 fasten a very small electric light: when
the room Is darkened and the lights
turned on the effect ts most pleasing.
Serve either a fruit salplcon of or
anges, pineapple and bananas, in
glasses, or clam bouillon; a good brand
of the canned bouillon will be found
satisfactory. Sweetbreads or chicken
with peas and potatoes in some form
come next, then a lettuce and tomato
salad with cheese waters and a frozen
dessert. If coffee has not been served
with the repast, It U a pretty English
custom to serve it in the drawing
room, the tray being brought in and
the hostess pouring. Small cups are
used. This luncheon could precede a
card party or an afternoon musicale.
May Day Doings.
The old custom of keeping the first
day of May Is being revived, especially
by people who live in the country, who
make a practice of sending baskets
filled with wild flowers to their friends
who are so unfortunate as to be de
barred from gathering them personal
ly. The city people observe the uay
by sending baskets of fruit and flow
ers to the sick, or to their friends who
may be in sorrow, and the children
have revived the English mot hod of
hanging ".May" baskets on the door
knobs of their friends and then run
ning away before the ring is answered
These baskets may be made at home or
may be of on Inexpensive kind pur
chased for a trifle. They should con
tain preferably wild flowers, fruit, a
simple gift: nnd one young hostess de
llvered her Invitations iu this novel
way, hanging the baskets to the door
by a loop of ribbon.
For a center piece at a May party
havo a pole some IW inches high, sup
ported on a firm, flat baso about IS
Inches across. Fasten Inch-wide rib
bon of the delicate pastel shades at the
top of the polo. Give these a few
twists and then carry them to each
place, where they are tied to the nan
die of miniature baskets bearing the
name of the guest, also holding the
To choose partners for any enter
tainment scheme the hostess may have
in mind, or for cards, make a "tulip
bed." Fill a shallow wooden box w ith
sawdust or sand, covered with green
crepe paper unci jnnce u on a taooiirei
or stand. Then realistic tulips can be
made from crepe tissue paper, it real
ones cannot be procured. On the end
of each stem wire a half of some, well
known quotation, or the title of a
book; the other half of the quotation
and the name of the author of the book
must be wired to other tulips. Each
guest pulls a Mower and proceeds to
hunt his partner. The end of one of
the tulips will have a drawing of
crown on It; the person gathering that
one must bo "crowned'' with a garland
of flowers, either real or artificial, and
have some one read Tennyson's "I Am
to be Queen of the May, Mother."
Intimate friends nnd sweethearts
often exchange gifts on May day, the
little tokens being concealed In a box
or basket of flowers. In this busy
workaday world. It Is a good thing to
.. . ...
remember (ill these special days that
will vary the monotony of the com
monplace; sentiment Is In danger of
being crowded out imd the revival of
these old world festivals is one of the
ost hopeful signs of the time". Ma
Cime Merri trusts that every mother
ml home-maker will take Hie trouble
1 look up the history and romance
ti.at Is connected with nil the "special'
days that are mentioned from lime to
time In the department. Children enler
heartily into the spirit of Mich oc
casions, and whatsoever serves to
make thorn happy also serves to make
Popular Colcrs hi Hats.
Spring green, ma'ive, violet, ash
gray, red, corintli and burnt straw are
the colors most In demand. Few hats
are one-coli V)d, the tendency being to
harmonize teveral colors. Almost any
colors can bo combined, if artistically
managed. One Paris mode combine.:
must beautifully shades of deep red,
pink, violet ami blue.
The CjrEelet Skirl.
A great many corselet skirls are
seen tit present. This mode lends it
self be.st to fabrics which Jiang grace-
fully and with elegante, such as th
ever i. pillar faced doth. A hnri
corselet skirt rarely looks well, one ol
Its essentials being the long, graceful,
The town dress Is made almost uni
versally with the elbow sleeve. Tills
stems like a piece of reekle.-'s extrav
agance for we all know that the el
bow sleeve will to out of date soon.
)n tne otn,,r llan(Ii lt )H fashionable
eew aud it is. exceedingly pretty.
A SEASON OF LACE.
Such Charm in a- Little Jackets Ara
Offered To-Day The Various
Styles ar.d Laces.
As this Is n reason of lace, the lace
department Is of particular interest
Among the many charming novelties
shown ai 3 thn little lace Jackets which
promise to form an Important feature
of the season's toilets. These are
shown In real French and Irish lace,
combined with batiste and hand em
broidery, with graceful little quarto
sleeves. Others are in baby Irish und
heavy crochet, with hair sleeves and
slashed up the back. The same stylo
or Jacket Is shown In their batiste
and "Val" combinations. Collars nnd
chemisettes, with cuffs and half sleeves
to match. In all the fashionable laces,
are another feature or this deiartment,
nnd there are some beaut iTul speci
mens of the new Point d'Ativergne.
One may select from a large variety
of beautirul white waists here and
practically all waists are white this
season. One at tractive model was
of accordion plaited chiffon, witn
handmade German "Val" Insertion,
three large German medallions form
ing the yope. The short sleeves and a
girdle were of white satin. Another
model was fo nil-over net, with Imi
tation Irish insertion and perpendicu
lar tucks, forming a pointed yoke.
The short sleeves were finished with a
ruflli of net and the high neck with a
niching of German "Val." A charm
ing china si'lv waist had tucks nnd
German "Val." Insertion simulating a
bolero Jacket. The sleeves were
trimmed with hands of perpendicular
Insertion, with a en if of Insertion, and
small rallies of china silk.
The summer suits nnd dress fabrics
show n striking predominance of
gray bride's gray, princess gray and
small black nnd white stripes, checks
and figures, giving the gray effect. In
the foulards and figured India silks,
which they make n specialty of here,
this color seems to be particularly at
tractive. Gray also appear In hosiery, but
white Is the predominating color in
this department, as elsewhere. Lnco
hosiery Is a leader again, but the em
broidered hosiery that was in such
demand last season Is seen no more,
except In n few special designs. Ill
the same way, the highly colore!
stripes and laids that were consid
ered correct in men's hosiery last sea
son have disappeared, being; replaced
by the plain colors and black.
HANDSOME FERN STAND.
The Upper Part May Be Used for n.
Plant, the Lower for Mag
azines or Books.
The note of "living green" that adds
so decidedly to the attractiveness of
sitting-room, library or other apart
ment Is Introduce 1 oftentimes In tho
most sailsfac'ory way by a icrnery.
In a room where the coloring Is very
I'lU-.TTV Kl'llNl.-illlNU l-'oi: A SITTl.NcJ
l(t it .M.
bright or ornate, an ornamental s and
for t)ii soft green plants Is a ilesirablt)
addition. And it may be as handsome
as tas'e and purse wlil perml1. An
example of sui h n stand is here Hint
I rated, llie lower shelf serving as an
excellent resting place for I oiks or
Hnts and Coiffures.
Paris milliners deserve to bo com
plimented cm the success of their ef
forts this season, for the new shapes
are not. only prettier but promise to
be more generally becoming than those
of last season. Hut the hat Is still
identified with the coiffure, and t tin
latter must absolutely uniform to tho
hat If the lout ensemble is to be suc
Harmless Fiackle Remedy.
So inahv of the freckle removers are
very himiiouk they lire I'-ally danger
ous to use. For your little cdii thu
solution o lemon and sugar wool I be
very good. I'se juice of a IciikiII in
which tier" Is us much sugar dissolved
as the Juiie will hold 111 soiiritni. It
hould b" applied with a camel-hair
brash si vei-al tine's daily.
R(iiicliif; Waist Minsurc.
Beiiilin : ev n l.-es are cm client for
reducing the waist and the .sje ol the
hips and abdomen. They should be
practiced every morning and at night
before retiring. I'lactice until you
begin to leel tired. The movements,
should be moderately slow.
Cider for Wncs.
At a meeting In Somerset, P.ngland.
It was Hated that, although illegal, the
custom still prevails, of giving cidsr
iU llftl Of W4g-',
BARRIERS BURNED AWAY.
Eldsr Towne Sets an Inspiring Ex
ample nnd Draws a MovrI Tbnt
Moves His Flock to Action.
"It wiiz the best meetln' we hev hed
this winter," remarked Aunt Susan,
'"and ! e attended all o' the union
meeiir.'s to the Corners schoolhoustt
sen":; the fust of September. Klder
Tow. in c-onie over from Gallop's Mills,
In the nrt'noon, to talk to us, but ho
hed VI hardly got started to poundin'
the di sk when a J'lnt o' I he stovepipe
Jarre 1 onto the floor. Klder Bean, bo
Juni)t d up .mil pot a stepladder, tnt on
his mlts, and was Jest a-fetchln' the
two ends o' the lpe together ag in,
when down come the hull thing, 'bout
20 feet on't, with an awful crash.
Smoke und flames begun to jntur out o'
the i-tt.ve. and all hands Jumped up, the
women folks screainln', of cnurse. Fi
ller Towne come right down off'n the
platl'oim then u-llyln', ami he handled
hot stovepipe s lively its I he lvst '
the lucn folks, I can tell you; but it
took nil of half nn hour to gel the
thlti! J'lnti-d and wired up ag'in and
the loom cleared o' smoke. Then Klder
Towne, with one baud wrapped up In
n wet han'ke'chlef, got up on the jiiat
forni nnd says, says he: 'Brethren and
sisters, the hour Is closln' and It Is
time to dismiss this meet in', but we
will not go home without thankin' God
for an opportunity to work together,
nil denominations on us, for .to minutes
in his sarvlee. Instid of prayin' the
sam? len'th o' time for grace to tlo It.
May 1,11 our future sarvlee for him be
as hearty and cooperntln'! Let us
pray." 1 reckon we all saw the p'lnt!
Ami fense then, I kin tell you, there's
bc'n mine mighty lively banditti' of
other hot things besides hot stovepipes
In this ere town, without regard to tle-
nomleational barriers either." Chris
tian i t Work.
CHURCH UNION IN CANADA
Methodist, ConiTiegatinnnl nnd Pres
byterii.n Churches Agree on Bnsis
of Organic Union.
Th' movement for the organic union
of ihc M-thoillst. Congregational and
Presbj tei Ian t hurt lies of Canada lias
come to a new stage of negotiation
with the most auspicious outlook, re
ports the Interior. The phase of the
matte.- Just passed through was un
doubtedly the most crltl.'iil of all, and
the fact that no forbidding obstacle
lias so far developed, encourages the
liveliest, hojie of the consummation of
the union the most radical and re
markable coalition of churches that
has been proposed since the reforma
tion brought In the era of denomina
tional divisions. One year ago the
joint committees of the three churches
met end determined that the first
iiec.ssnry step was a systemat e search
for a lasls of doctrine and policy ac
ceptable to nil three parties. Flvesub
coinniltices were named which spent
n full year of study on various phases
of tb's problem. The main commit lees
assembled again at Toronto at the
holiday season, nnd heard reports
from these conferees. Thereupon the
follow ing mot ion w as unanimously
adopted: "This Joint commit lee re
Jol.es to find the substantial unity ex
isting nmoim the negotiating churches,
ami It els encouraged In continuing fur
ther negotiations for union." ho
union was thus for the first time offi
cially pronounced feasible.
In the "Neglertet' Peninsula."
The "Neglected Peninsular" Is be-
rg besieged III four points bv the
'Scotch Presbyterian and the American
Reformed missionaries. In Muscat,
where Rev. .lames Cantine mid his
wife are the only American Chi Istlans,
several new methods have been Intro-
I (1 iK i'.J (o bring (lie Ignorant and
blunted Moslems into the kingdom. A
school has been opened for Muscat
boys, a sewing school Is now attract
ing little Moslem gltls, a dispensary
Is In operation and a guest house for
Arab visitors Is a unique feature of
the work. The visiting In the homes
of Mohammedan women Is proving
most effective In breaking down oppo
sition, and Mrs. Cantine has been
cordially received everywhere from
the palace of the sultan to the small
est peasant hut.
A Call t.) Awake.
Hubert .1. Iltirdelle sounds the call
for the awakening of our spirit ual per
ceptions, when he says: "Sleep rniibed
I'eler, .lames ami John of the bright
est glories of the t ra us li g u ra t ion si cue.
I'.ternlty alone will reveal what glorious
v!t;ws nineteenth century Chi Istlansare
utsAing in slumber. Wake up and he
boid Ibelory on every hand."
Suez Car.nl Too Narrow.
TT Is urged by the Liverpool I'nder
wrlters' association that the Sue i aaal
jit iloiibied in lac, i. nil to- else that an
entirely in w canal be builu
Happir.ess In Duty Done.
Kvi ry evil and wasteful habit draws
upon hi i- strength nieJ r. -sources with
out making any proper return. On the
til' . hand, every '.ask faithfully done,
c v - iv responsibility manfully borne in
In- path of duty, steadies us, like well
bestowed ballast. There lira loads
that help as well as loads that lilntie.
The first we should cheerfully take up,
and the latter resolutely cast off.
You ran railvc a wo'r4 but the hurt
Is there. Exchaugt.
LITTLE BIRD PETS
NGL1SH NATURALIST TELLS 01
ANTICS OF GREAT TITS.
Enticed l-y Nuts and Cheese They Be
come Regular Visitants, and nl
Lnst Cuhsei.t to ilave Pic
One of my ta-l es e pei iel ce ' of
great Ills was In this wise. It was a
spai Kli.ig spritm h.ornmi;, a ) I w i
ro.imlng about an od-fi-ln n h.. -oi'.e
garden, luetiin: I no ho es a d
crevices In search uf live s. I p this
long ami. rustic sli ps nad net a i-ai t
hair en. bracing a tie 's hu:e bile and
Lading l.i nn arlour which the : t.
bad invited by dividing amr 1.' fei t
from the ground Into three stroll: no
spread lipwur, I curving In am ..cs
Here the household had been wont li
gather -Itl years ago. before recent l
planted trees had Joined hands ovi i
newly made paths to give sheitei
from tlio summer sun. Long disused,
the crumbling steps gave- but ibnibt
fill foothold, as I carefully mounted
to explore the inouldeliiu platform
and seats above. As inv head cam"
i level with the topmost step I tin
I ticed a cleft ill the tree jusl below tin
j fork. A llkt y place lor a nest. I
i thought, and large enough for me to
i insert my hand. The aclion unit klv
followed the thought; but my hand
was more' quickly withdrawn, for my
lingers were sharply struck within
the hole by I knew not what, and
theri was a hissing as though I bad
roused an angry snake. Peering m. I
could Just discern two gleannn.;
specks und two small patches of
white below thein. and then there
was another hiss und a quick stroke
of a wing. I found a great tit sitting
Upon her eggs. Respecting hoi
bravely, I did not disturb her more
Though there were several patr.
of these birds ill the garden. It was
long before they learned to visit iny
ulndow larder. They would watch
the cole lits carrying off bits of nut
and clecse, tar in excess of their
present needs, nnd hiding them up
and down the close cut yew hedge,
often enough tiny discovered mil
tilled these liiil.lt li stores of their lit
tle cousins. The treat tits much ap
preciated the cheese, and this finally
brought them to the w imlow pel e!i
above the hedge, w here lhe could
I see big lumps temptingly displayed,
i and where robins, cinilihi lies, blue
Ills, ami cole tits wile leciilarly le
galing t heniselves. I leiaimber well
the lirsl visit of nn ovoyo to my win
dow. He alighted on the perch with
such a thud that Its Insecure fasten-
lug gave way, and as the branch
sank beneath him he Ibw oil iu
alarm. I immediately secured the
perch firmly, and replenish tlm
supply of cheese ami nuts. In u lew
lultiulcs the same bird returned,
alighted, looked round suspiciously,
ami after a Mute like double call In
his male in a neighboring tree, invit
ing her to the feast, he plunged his
beak into the cheese. Two months
later, when the bird was tanu r and
not so easily alaruied, I look a pnoto
gtaph, hiding behind a screen inside
the room near the open larder win
dow, and peering nut of small eve
holes at the fiimlngs and goings of
The nxeye has a bad character
given hlni by writers on birds, ow
ing lo his pugnat dousiiess and for
midable licet iim pout is. but I have
never seen bun do much harm In
another bird nt the window, lie will
liuhi and peck Ihiccly at any bird
that will not give linn place at lie-cle-ese
coriu r, and when there In- re
si nts other birds vi -muring to share
his tieal on equal t'-rius. A cock
bird i veil tries to prevent its ham
lug on mid pi ckinr fre-n In-low. The
In n great lits, though lie v show
light evi u ai-'aln:-t hiinii n inliud r at
the liesl, are pcnt'i lul i iioiu-Ii at lb"
window. I l ave t-i i n one (lightened
away by a l.ed: s,an m , the quiet
i:t and inc.: I e ac lov inr o window
fi"i'a nti is. The ci ' at til was
standini: upon u hi:; lump o ch'-e:-o,
and the liedce ,...'i rro vv standiiiL' on
tlio perch at one side, in tr.vlng for
a imu. 'I of cheese, peeked one of the
great tit's front iocs that were spread
out and bent dow n over lln- t due of
the che,se cube. This was nlivioiislv
an accident, but a very ugly one it
might, have proved for Sbulllewitig
bad the bird on the cheese been Mr.
(Ixeye instead of his spouse. As It.
was, the hen great lit, ularlnod, flew
f without showing any sign of wish
ing to retaliate.
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