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HOW DOES THE ROBIN KNOW?
When Mrs. Redbreast Goes After i Grub She Always Gets Him. I recently observed a robin boring for grubs in a country dooryard. It is a common enough sight to witness cne ■seize an angle worm and drag It from its burrow in the turf, but I an; not sure that I ever saw one drill for grubs and bring the big white mor se; to the surface. The robin I am speaking of had a nest of young in a maple near by, and she worked the neighborhood very industriously for food. She would run along over the short grass after the manner of robins, stopping every few feet, her form stiff and erect. Now and then she would suddenly bend her head toward the ground and bring eye or ear for a moment to bear intently upon It. Then she would spring to boring the turf vigorously with her bill, changing her altitude at each stroke, alert and watchful, throw ing up the grass roots and little Jets of soil, tabbing deeper and deeper, growing every moment more and more excited, till finally a fat grub is seized and brought forth. Time after lime, during several days. I saw her mine for grubs in this way and drag them forth. How did she know where to drill The Insect was in every case an inch below the surface. Did she hear It gnawing the roots of the grasses, or did she see a movement in the turf beneath which the grub was at work 1 know not. I only know that she struck her game unerringly each lime. Only twice did I see her make i. few thrusts and then desist, as if she had been deceived. John Burroughs in Outing DOG GOT THE ROBBERS. Persistency of Yellow Cur That Brought Results. After a posse had failed to locate them, a little shaggy yellow dog cently stood guard over six bank rob bers he had run Into a straw stack, says a Sioux City. la., dispatch to the New York World, and by his frantic demonstration Induced the pursuers to dig them out. The yeggmcn had blown the safe of the Joliet. la., bank, and were traced to the farm of A. Clark, near Yetter. The posse looked over the premises, and walked around the very stack where the robbers were concealed. They gave up the search and re lumed to Yetter, where they wore tel ephoned by Mrs. Clark that the dog wan barking himself sick at the slack. They returned and watched, and pres ently a leg was thrust out at the dog. Three burglars were dug out from the bottom of the alack and taken to Yetter. Again Mrs. Clark telephoned thj dog was frantic about something In the straw. A third lime the posse returned. A farme climbed the pile of straw, and stepped on a burglar the flrst thing, and Instantly described a parabolic curve diving off. The other two bur glrrs also showed themselves and an nounced they would light. The posse repaired to a barn, from which they besieged the stack. The men Anally surrendered with their guns, nitroglycerin and all. Then the dog quit barking.—Philadelphia Ledger. Quaint English Custom. It is the custom ctf many Ixmdonera to gather around St. Paul's cathedral on the last night Af each year and •ing "Auld Lang Syne” and other THE STATESMAN, DENVER. COLORADO. more or less appropriate songs till 12 o’clock. As the Standard describes it: "There is no watch-night service at London’s great cathedral, no tolling of bells to speed the going, no joy ous peal to greet the coming guest The crowd Is left to provide Its own sentiment. Slowly the clock in the southwest tower chimes the four quarters, and then comes the deep boom which tells of the arrival of an other year. There is a second or two of silence, and then a mighty cheer bieaks out, friend grasps friend by the hand ai d the time-honored wishes are repeated over and over again. There is an indescribable something that gives a solemnity to the occasion. The surroundings, the traditions, whatever it may be. all tend to invest ihe scene with an importance of the moment.” When the Baby Comes Along. 1 thought twua haiti -the tcilin. me tide a-pullin' strong— But 1 shouted Hallelujah!" when the baby came along. He coaxed m* hack to youth time, made my life a livin’ song; I was happy, folks 1 tell you. when the baby came along. For all the d:eary winter, for all the skies so dim. 1 seemed to s*e my mother in the twink lin’ eyes of him. An* a thousand sweetest (lowers In des . its seemed to throng. An’ I heard the birds a-slugln’ when the baby came along. Lord bless that little baby—the best one in the ranch! He'll be yet there. In the springtime, just a-wadin' In the branch; An’ God gives him the pleasure of the right above the wrong. We wore happy, without measure, when the baby came along’ —Frank L. Stanton, in Atlanta Constitu tion. Physical Examinations Necessary. The advisability of a periodical medical examination of the apparent ly healthy man Is considered by Dr. Alexander MacKenzle in the Detroit Medical Journal. He sums up his ar ticle in these words; “Physfclana have a tremendous responsibility in keeping people well. Only a small percentage of people enjoy perfect health. Physicians should educate people In apparent health to the ne cessity of a periodical physical exam ination. Thla examination, made at least yearly, should he careful and systematic, and should embrace all the approved chemical and microscop ical le-ls for the diagnosis of dis ecst.” A Literary Tragedy. Of a lengthy production, entitled, "The Century's Song," the author writes: "The poem represents the work of twenty of the best years of my life, but it has been declined by all the publishers, and I am now In poverty and despair.” No wonder. Twenty years on one poem! Just suppose he had been splitting wood, at $1 a day, six days In the week, for that length of lime! Life’s Ins and Outs. Hawkins—The rise of the ballet girl might be put down as something pe culiar. Mawklns—How so? Hawkins—Well, the invariably kicks herself into fame. Mawklns—Totally unlike the poor poet, then. Hawkins —In what way? Mawklns—Ho most always gels' kicked out of it Could Live on Doughnuts. A certain father who is fond of putting his boys through natural his tory examinations is often surprised by their mental polity. 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The “Book of the Dead" is a col lection of prayers and exorcisms writ ten in Egyptian hieroglyphic charac ters. composed for the benefit of the pilgrim ?aul in his journey through Amenta (Hades). The dates are be tween 3733 and 3566 B. C. There are translations in English. Clever Children. Hindu children are remarkable for their precocity. Many of them are skilful workmen at the age when Eu ropean children are learlng the alpha bet. A boy of 7 may be a skilful wood carver, while some of the handsomest rugs are woven by children not yet In their teens. Best Man. **Th«- best man" at a vredd'ng la. It's very strange to state. Always somebody other than The biYd**room; and now wait: Is this ahv many marriages Turn out so badly, pray? It seems as though It might be so— -1 really think It may. —Town Topic*. 1516 Orman Avenue. PUEBLO, COLO. Saturdays and Sundays Mrs. Annie Davis ICE CREAM PARLOR The Patronage of the Public is Solicited