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I The B 0 Railway RaiIW Station J St Anns Home for Orphan Children J Residence of John J Klrner KIrnerT j
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munity of Washington WashingtonProfessional WasI1ingtonProfessionaL W sIington sIingtonProresslonal
Professional and Busi Business IusIness usJ usJness ¬
ness Men That Tl t is Unique UniqueAmong uniqueArnorQ UniqueAmortci
Among < Suburban Towns Townsin
in That it Gets Gefs Along 5e 5erefelv serenely 5erenelv ¬
renely refelv Without Vitl l t aGovern aGovernment aGovernmentand ei Government
ment mentand and is a Shining1 Shining1Example1 SI1inil1gExqmpl 5Iin1 g gbampte
Example1 Exqmpl of Socialism SocialismTriumphant SocialislTTrtLJmpPant SociolisiiiTriurTiphUnt
Triumphant TriumphantTHE TrtLJmpPantTHE TriurTiphUntT
HE letter B Bstands stands for Berwyn Berwynbeauty Berwynbe Berwynbekuty
THE T beauty be bekuty ty buildings and business businessBerwyn businessBerwyn businessBerwyn
Berwyn is in Maryland and andbeauty andbeauty andbeauty
beauty buildings and business bus ss are in inBerwyn inBerwyn inBerwyn
Berwyn Berwyn is another of the sub suburbs suburbs suburbs ¬
urbs whose rapidly growing population Is Isstretching isstretching Isstretching
stretching Washington out beyond beyond the thelimita thelImltsoth theiImIts
limita lImltsoth of the District DistrictBerwyn Districte DistrictBervyif1s
Berwyn Bervyif1s e n ls r really llY in the country It Itr ItIs ItIsnltogetbr I IIs
Is altogether free from the narrow quar quarters quarters quarters ¬
ters which are the bane of city life lifeA UfeA lifeA
A Paradise for Children ChildrenEveryone ChildrenEeryone7has ChildrenEveryonehas
Everyone Eeryone7has has plenty 1 > lent oflelbowroom o9elbowroom In InBerwyn inBerwyn InBerwyn
Berwyn There Is not a single house housewithout housewithout housewithout
without Its spacious lawn or garden sur surroundinglt smroundinglt su suroundInL <
roundinglt roundInL There is room fdr f r the chil children ch11dren children ¬
dren to run about to to their hearts con content content content
tent Instead Insteadof of a city city grass plot ten tenfeet tentcetsq tenfc
feet tcetsq fc Square1 Square1whbre q i are i whbre wh ht h fibzensof zEms z nsof of flelds free freeto freeto freeto
to runupon rUIf upon whole squares in which to toplay toplay toplay
play ball or crosstag or Pompom Pomponirpullaway Pompompullaway Ponpompullaway
pullaway across the creek the cool cooldepths co coOldepths l ldepths
depths of the woods w ods that offer such de delightful deIighttul dcllghttul ¬
lightful hiding places for children play playing pla plaIng playirig ¬
ing Injun and andone one knows not how many manybears manybearsand manybears
bears bearsand and wild things vacant lots on onwhich onwhich onwhich
which to play cowboy or to pitch circus circustents circustents circusteats
Room for ftl the Breezes to Blow BlowThere Blowi BlowThere BlowThere
There is enough room between every everyhouse every everyhouse everyhouse
house toTalse to alsc berry ber bushes or orhae have fruit fruitor fruitor fruitor
or shade shad trees room for the breeze to toreach toreach toreach
reach every window In the house In Inthe Inthe Inthe
the average av rage square in residence portions portionsof
of the thecity city there live 400 persons In InBerwyn InBCr InBorwy
Berwyn BCr > n there Is an average of four per persons persons perSons ¬
sons to the square each one has a hun hundred hundred bundred ¬
dred times Umesmore more room at his disposal disposalthan qisposalth sposal sposalthan
than th n a dweller in inthe the city cityAmlliow cityAndbow cityAiidliow
Amlliow far f farout rout out into the country must mustone mustone mustone
one go to find all 1i this free space Only Onlytwelve On Onlytwelve y ytwelve
twelve miles i lles The street cars leaving leavingdowntowa leavingdownt leavingdowntOwft
downtowa downt wA Washington reach Berwyn In Infortyfive Infortyfi inF infortyfive
fortyfive e minutes or by railroad in half halfthat haIrthat halfthat
that ttoe With these two means of ofrapid ofrapid ofrapid
rapid transportation the Inhabitants of ofBerwyn ofBerwy ofBei7ncan
Berwyn Bei7ncan canreach reach the city as readily as asone asone asone
one could c tilcl wish Most Washington of offices ofr offlces offlees ¬
flees open work in the mornings at 9 9oclock 9oclock 9I
I oclock The Berwynite Bcrw Dite can breakfast in inleisure inleisure inI
I leisure In the peace and quiet of the thecountry thecountry thep
p country as late as a quarter to 8 oclock oclockIf <
If he goes goes in by trolley troU y or still later laterif
if he goes by train and yet et reach his hisnfflce hisDfflce hisDificeat
nfflce Dificeat at t the same time as the man who whohas whohas whohas
has slept uncomfortably uncomforta lY In the hot
The Presbyterian PresbyterianChurch Church Showing the New Telephone Line 1
stuffy room of a flat in a hot crowded crowdedstreet crowdedstreet crowdedstreet
street In town and who goes down to towork toWork towork
work scarcely refreshed refreshedBerwyn refreshedBerwyn refreshedBerwyn
Berwyn limits include about a square squaremile squaremile squaremile
mile of 6r i ground The Baltimore and Ohio OhioRailroad OhioRal1roadcuts OhioRailroad
Railroad Ral1roadcuts cuts through its centre The Thetrolley Thetrolley Thetrolley
trolley runs through the western half halfIts haUIts halfIts
Its population Jsabout is about four fourhundred fourhundredHas hundred hundredHas hundredHas
Has No 0 Ton To Cnartet CnartetBernD Charter CharterBerwyn CliarterBerwyn
Berwyn is atown ty town without a municipal municipalgovernment municipalgovernment muatcipalgovernment
government governmentThis governmentThisc
This Thisc curious rlous state of affairs affaiirs has grown grownfrom grownfrom grownfrom
from peculiar circumstances Berwyn Is Iswholly iswholly Iswholly
wholly outside the District lying ly lyIj well wellinto wellinto wellinto
into Maryland and therefore not under underthe underthe underthe
the control of the District Commission CommIssioners
But while h11e lying thus In Maryland it ithas ithas ithas
has never taken out a town charter from fromthat fromI fromth fromthat
that th t State The people have never felt feltthe feltthe feltthe
the need of a government but have got gotalong gotalong gotalong
along without one as tranquilly as a flock flockof flockof flockof
of birds This condition of srffairs Is due dueto dueto dueto
to the fact that there are but three threeowners threeowners threeowners
owners of real estate counted among th thinhabitants thinhabitants the theinhabitants
inhabitants of Berwyn Berw n and eleven legal legalvoters legalvotera legalvoters
voters A short time ago agoan an attempt attemptwas
was made to organize a 3 town government governmentbut
but it failed So like Topsy Berwyn has hasJus hasjus hasJus
Jus growed growedRapid growedRapid growedRapid
Rapid Growth in Recent Re nt Years YearsIn
In the last two or three years the town townhas townhas townhas
has grown rapidly in number number of inhabi inhabitants InhabitantsandconstrucUon Inhabitants ¬
tants tantsandconstrucUon and construction of new new houses On Onevery Onevery Onevery
every hand neat cottages have sprung up upand upand upand
and become the homes of people who whohave whohave whohave
have succumbed to the manyfold attrac attractions attractions attractions ¬
tions of the place and moved out from fromthe fromthe fromthe
the city The west side of the town has hasin hasin hasin
in particular felt the impetus though thoughthe thoughthe thoughthe
the cast side boasts boaststhe the presence of some someof someof someof
of the oldest and most influential citi citizens citizens citizens ¬
The New Presbyterian Church ChurchOne ChurchOne ChurchOne
One of the recent buildings is the thePresbyterian th thPresbyterian thePresbyterian
Presbyterian church This Is a beautiful beautifullittle beahtiCul beahtiCullittle beaitifullittle
little structure situated on the corner cornerof cornerof cornerof
of two of the principal avenues on the
west side Besides the auditorium and andSabbath andSabbath andSabbath
Sabbath school rooms there is a large largegymnasium largeg largegymnasium
gymnasium g mnasIum room attached well fitted fittedwith fltte flttewith fittedwith
with a plentiful supply of apparatus for forindoor forindoor forindoor
indoor athletics which is proving a great greatbenefit greatbenefit greatbenefit
benefit to the town to n at large A sound soundmind soundmind soundmind
mind in a sound body Is sound doctrine doctrineand doctrinea doctrinernd
and a d muscular Christianity is proving provingto
tti to HSii wlsd W sdan and beneficial bene cial mode ofllfel ofllfelThe ofliltWThe of lif lifThe
The business and andprofessionnl professional man home homefrom hometrOIn homefrom
from trOIn Washington can find here a place placeto
to take needed exercise and the boys boysdelight boysdelight boysdelight
delight to come in to the church gymna gymnasium gJmnaslum gymnasium ¬
sium Ito to do the stunts which are ro the thedelight th thdelight thedelight
delight of all healthy hea hy lads A church churchwhich churchwhich churchwhich
which offers such attractions draws to toIt toit toit
It people who would otherwise spend spendtheir spendtheir spendtheir
their time unprofItably or Oven ven wrongly wronglyand wronglyand wronglyand
and rapidly becomes a home to which all allgladly allgladl allgladly
gladly turn for moral and physical bet betterment bettorment ¬ I Iterment
terment Everyone in Berwyn attends attendseither attendseither i
either this Presbyterian church which whichi
is i a branch of o the Fourth Presbyterian Presbyterianchurch PresbteriaJ1church Presbyterianchurch
church of Washington or the Methodist Methodistchurch l1ethodistchurch Methodistchurch
church which is on the east side of oftown oftown oftown
town townBerwyn townBerwyn townBerwyn
Berwyn has schools s hools which provide for forthe forthe forthe
the mental Instruction of is i s children as asadequately asadequatelY asadequately
adequately as the churches attend to the themoral th3moral themoral
moral Instruction of the town There are aretwo aretwo aretwo
two white public schools each attended attendedby
< by about seyeiityfive s eutyfie pupils entered in inthe lnthe inthe
the various grades from the infant infantclass inCantclass infantclass
class to the eighth grade An enthusias enthusiastic ¬
tic and capable corps of teachers tea hers shows showsthe showsthe showsthe
the young idea how ho to shoot and trains trainsup trainsup trainsup
up the future Presidents and Congress Congressmen Congrcssmen Congressmen ¬
men of the land landSt landSt landSt
St Anns Home for Orphans OrphansThe
The St Anns Home for Orphan O phan Chil Children Children Children ¬
dren now has Its summer quarters a afew afew afew
few squares from the Berwyn depot depotThis depotThis depotThis
This Is one of the most historic of ofWashingtons ofWashingtons ofWashingtons
Washingtons charitable institutions institutionsFor InstttutionsFor InstitutionsFor
For almost a halfcentury It has pur pursued pursued putsued ¬
sued its beautiful work aided finan financially financially finandaily ¬
cially by hundreds of sympathetic sympatheticfriends sym sympatheticfriends athetlc athetlcfriends
friends and served by the untiring de devotion devotion dovotion ¬
votion of the selfsacrificing women womenwhi womenw1 womenwh
whi w1 form orm the order In 1860 a branch of
the Order of Sisters of Charity of o Saint SaintVincent SaintVincent SaintVincent
Vincent de Paul wa was founded inthis inthiscity in Inthlcity thl3 thl3city
city This order Is one of ottlIe the oldest of ofitsjdnd ofitsKind ofitscind
itsjdnd itsKind having been bce formed some 250 250years 250yearsag 250years
years yearsag ago ag > and taking its name nlmefrom from an anearly anearly anearly
early member of the church who died diedafter diedafter diedafter
after a life spent in its service in inParis inParIs300yenrsago InParis
Paris ParIs300yenrsago 300yenrsago 300years ago In Inthis this this country c untry the thecentral themmtralhome thecentral
mmtralhome central home of the organization biiiiii t1mi Is Isln IslnEmmltsburg in inEmmitsburg InEmmitsburg
Emmitsburg Md from whence the theWashington theWashington theWashington
Washington branch branch sprung From < rom the thefirst thefirst thefirst
first the house which has been becrioccu becrioccupied occu occupied occupied ¬
pied In this city Is iJ i that at the corner cornerof cornero cornerof
of o Twentythird Street and Pennsyl Pennsylvania Pennslvania Pennsyivanla ¬
vania Avenue near Washington Circle CircleHere CircleHere CircleHere
Here In the trotlblous tro blous days da sof of the civil civilwar civilwar civilwar
war the sisters struggled stru > sled to make a astart astart astart
start and carry on their work and by byvarious byvarious byvarious
various fairs and subscriptions and tho thokindness thokindness thekindness
kindness of Washingtons V shingtons leading men menof menor menof
of that day da were enabled to bsgln on ona ona ona
a firm foundation 1 1Work tWork IWork
Work for a Summer Home HomeFor HomeFor HomeFor
For years it was Impossible for rea reasons reasons rcaEons ¬
sons of expense to take the children children of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the home to cooler quarters in the sum summer summer summer ¬
mer All through hrough the hot summer days daysunder daysunder daysunder
under the blazing Southern sun the poor poorlittle poorlittle poorlittle
little ones were forced to remain in the thecity the thecity thecity
city confined to quarters narrow and andhot rindhot andhot
hot enough to make any child fretful fretfuland fretfuland fretfuland
and sick icl < Often the Sisters longed for forsome torsome forsome
some cooler home for their Infant Infantcharges irifantcharges Infantcharges
charges but saw s no way of obtaining obtainingone
one Baltimore St Louis and Phila Philadelphia Philadelphlaall Philadolphin ¬
dolphin delphlaall all had ad commodious summer summerquarters summerquarters summerquarters
quarters for the children In care of tho thoSisters theSis thoSisters
Sisters Sis ers In InPhiladlphia Philadelphia Phi1ad lphia a wealthy real realestate realestate realestate
estate man and his wife had come to the theSisters theSistors theSisters
Sisters and offered several cottages cottageswhich cottageswhich cottageswhich
which they ownedlas owncd1 as an expression of ofthe otthe ofthe
the s sympathy which they had In tileworle the thework thework
work ofj o providing for these homeless homelessand homelessand homeles5and
and motherless little ones This home homeknown homeknown homeknown
known as Point Pleasant also serYes servesas serYesas seryesas
as an Infirmary for the Sisters SistersFor SIstersFor SistersFor
For several seasons some ten years yearsago yearsago ears earsago
ago tho children were entertained on ontwo ontw ontwo
two tw single days each summer at the theGeorgetown theGeorgetown theGeorgetown
Georgetown College grounds There they theywere theywer theywere
were royally treated and luncheon was
provided for them on the grass beneath beneaththe beneaththe beneaththe
the college elms by the fathers fathersPleas fathersPleasant Pleas Pleasant Pleasant ¬
ant as this semioccasional treat was wasyet wasyet wasyet
yet the Sisters longed for a home In the thecountry thecountry thecountry
country where the he little tots might Und Undfresh lInd lIndfresh findfresh
fresh air sunshine and fun out of doors doorsthe doorst1e doorsthe
the whole summer summer through throughj throughFaily
j f FinsUlyvln4392rthrough Faily Ft JIy in n I32 1 2 t tirugh rough the kindness kindnessof kindnessofaphilanthropic
of ofaphilanthropic a aphilanthropicfriepd philanthropic friend in ii Washington Washingtona
a place was found In Berwyn and pur purchased purchased parchased ¬
chased for 11000 The house a com commodious commodious cornmodio ¬
modious modio s family mansion surrounded by bysome bysome bysome
some five acres acr of ground was already alreadyfitted alreadyfitted alreadyfitted
fitted with furniture turditi9 which had been in included ineluded ineluded ¬
eluded in the sale The site is an ideal idealone Idealone idealone
one for health and comfort In summer summeras
I as are so many of Berwyns homes homesLand homesLand homesLand
Land in Berwyn has a height of from
175 1 5 to 200 feet above sea level and the theelevation theelevation
1 elevation upon which the orphan asylum asylumIs
Is placed Is considerably above the av ayerage average avernge ¬
erage level This insures a cool and andequable andequable andequable
equable temperature during the hottest hottestwoather hottestw hottestweather
weather w athero of the summer The breeze Is Isunconfined Isunconfined Isunconfined
unconfined by buildings Upon purchas purchasing purchasing purehaslag ¬
ing this property it was named Mouht MountSt MouhtSt
St Joseph and a number of men Inter Interested interested interested ¬ i
ested In the work formed themselves themselvesInto
Into a band known as St StJosephs Josephs Union Unionand Unionand Unionand
and bent their thJir energiestoward energies to toward ard provid providing providing providing ¬
ing for Its support and maintenance maintenanceThrough maintenanceThrough maintenanceThrough
Through fairs tairsnnd and festivals and liberal liberalcontributions liberalcontrlblltlons liberalcontributions
contributions this was successfully done doneIn doneIn doneIn
In 1900 the Sisters were enabled to have havean haetn havean
an addition addi on built b 11t to the thehouseso house so that thattoday thattoday thattoday
today there ara ar twentyfive rooms a akitchen akitchen akitchen
kitchen laundry and stables stablesAnd stablesAnd stablesAnd
And now every summer the the children childrenof
of whom there are now seventy or oreighty oreighty oreighty
eighty are taken out tothe beautiful beautifulcountry beautifulcountry beautifulcountry
country home at Berwyn there to spend spendtho spendthe spendthe
the hot months of summer in coolness coolnessand coolnessand coolnessand
and outofdoor freedom This year year they theywill theywi11 theywill
will be taken out on the th 3d of June and andwill andwill andwill
will remain as usual till the theflrstweek theflrstweekIn first week weekin weekin
in September To and from tho train trainthey trainthoy trainthey
they are arecnrrle carried a happy laughing laughingcrowd laughingcrowd laughingcrowd
crowd in buses generously provided by byseveral bysevernl byseveral
several local liverymen liverymenEvery liver liverymenEvery men menEer
Every Eer day as soon as they are up and anddressed anddressed anddressed
dressed the children are sent outdoors outdoorsfo
fo o get the air They even eventalee take their
meals outdoors for delightful little pa pavilions pailions pavilions ¬
vilions and summer houses have been beenbuilt beenbu11t beenbuilt
built on the lawns and there In wet wetweather wetweather wetweather
weather or dry the children can an eat the thedelicious thedelfcIousmeals thedelicious
delfcIousmeals delicious meals which the skillful hands handsof handsot
of the Sisters have haYeprepaed prepared for them themThe themThe themThe
The life of the Sisters is one of singu singular singularbfiaut singumr ¬
lar larbfiaut beauty and selfSacrifice selfacr1fice Rising at atin
4 S in the morning In winter wlnteraswell as well as assummerthey assummer asaumrnerthey
summerthey summer thet plytheir pI t1Jelr work of minis ministration ministration ministration ¬
tration unto the least leasto of these the thehomeless thehomeless thehomeless
homeless and friendless children of thecity the thecity tbecity
city orphans foundlings or children of ofparents otparents ofparents
parents unable on account of poverty to toprovide toprovide toprovide
provide for their own offspring and andbusy andbusy andbusy
busy themselves unrestlngly till theyretire they theyretire theyretire
retire at 9 oclock In the evening eveningThe evcnlngThe eveningThe
The five acres of land surrounding surroundingthe
the homo are in part put under culti cultivation cultivation cultivation
vation and enough kitchen vegetables vegetablescorn egetablescorn
corn potatoes lettuce and various variousother variousother variousother
other edibles are raised to supply the thehome thehome thehome
home bountifully throughout the sum summer summer summer ¬
mer For the work of cultivation of ofthis ofthis ofthis
this garden and for the care of the two twohorses twohorses twohorses
horses which are kept for plowing and andhauling andhauling andhauling
hauling from market two men are em employed employed ¬
ployed and are retained through t rough the thewinter thewinter
winter to cut wood there being beln a rich richsupply richsupply
supply of oCtimber timber within Berwyn limits limitsand limitsand
and for other purposes purposesA
A board of visiting physicians attends attendsto
to the physical ph sical ailments t s of the little littleones littleoneseach littleones
ones oneseach each member being bein a local doctor doctorwho doctorwho
who volunteers his services withoutremuneration without withoutremuneration withoutremuneration
remuneration for a term of three threemonths threcmonths threemonths
months The general average of health healthIs
Is however very cry high due to the care careful careful careful ¬
ful ministrations of the Sisters and andfew andf anddw
few f dw cases of Illness beyond the inevita inevitable inevltable inevitahle ¬
ble one of teething are reported reportedThe reportedThe reportedThe
The Depot and General Store StoreThe StoreThe StoreThe
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad has haserected haserected haserected
erected at Berwyn one of the most at attractive1 attractive attractive ¬
tractive little passenger depots that can canbe canbe canbe
be found anywhere along the line Op Opposite Opposlte Opposite ¬
posite the depot Is a general store storewhere storewhere storewhere
where goods of all sorts may be pro procured procured procured ¬
cured at city prices though the close closeproximity closeproximity closeproximity
proximity to the city induces many to todo todo todo
do their purchasing in Washington WashingtonA W shlngton shlngton1tprofltable
A 1tprofltable profitable Industry indusry exists in the
No Local Politic to Disturb Disturbthe Disturbthe Disturbthe
the Even Tenor of Its ItsQuietway ItsQuietVau ItsQuietVUu
Quietway 1nellts nd its Happy HappyPeopie HappuPeople IiaPIJPeope
People Enjoy the ruiiestLuxuries Fullest FullestLuxuries rullestLuxuries
Luxuries of Truly Rural RuralHomes Rur PureiIHQnes 11 11HQrnes
Homes With YiI h All All the Ad Advantages Aclvantages Adv
vantages v rtt gesoTCitgLite of City Lite and andTree andFree nd ndrree
Tree of the tl1 Discomforts Discomfortsof Discopfortsof
of PentUp PentUpExisteri Existence Existencesawmill i isawmiIl
sawmill which has been constructed in inBerwyn inBerwyD InBerwyn
Berwyn and gives employment tonumber to tonumber a anumber
number of its inhabitants inhabitantsLand inhabitantsLan inhabitantsLane
Land Lan is now being surveyed for an anextensive anextensive anextensive
extensive fish farm Some of ithe the low lowlands 10wlands lowlands ¬
lands lying between the senile hills of ofsouthern orsouthern ofsouthern
southern Maryland is to be convrte con conerteInto rteti rtetiInto < S Sinto
into a large pond for the propagation propagationof
of the finny darters dartersot of the th deep deepwhich deepwhich II IIwhich
which form such a delicious food on onWashington onVashlngton onWashington
Washington tables tablesA tablesA tablesTruly
A Truly Suburban Population PopulationWith PopulationWith
With the theexceltIon exception of the employes
1FOUND JFOUND her half torpid on a lilac lilacbush Ulacbush
1 bush one cold October morning and andcarried andcarrlcd andcarried
carried her in on her twig to study studyBJt studyIitleil
BJt Iitleil it leisure re Three weeks w eks I entertained her herwith he hewithrespecttul herwith
with withrespecttul respectful assiduity she ate of the thebest tbebe5 thebe5t
best according to my lights and re repoaed reposed reposed
posed warm and safe from autumns fit fitful flttut fitjuL
ful tempers and In return she gave Lve mo moendless moeftdlcssamusement meendless
endless eftdlcssamusement amusement with her queer ways waysShe waysShe waysShe
She was as yellow as a canary canar but butclpthed butclpthcd butclpthed
clpthed with velvet fur instead of feath feathers fentbers featljcr5 ¬
ers her head was as shiny shin as a jet jetbead jetad jetbad
bead ad and her feet feetsho she had sixteen of ofthem otthemmight ofthemmight
< them themmight might have been cut out of amber amberWith amberWith amberWith
With the vanity attributed to her sex sexshe sexshe sexshe
she still further adorned her rich toilette toiletteby toilettoby
by wearing four black and four white whitepencils whitepcnclls whitepencils
pencils of hair growing OH o her thorax thoraxwith t1lOraxwith thoraxwith
with two similar pencils forking out of ofher otIter ofher
her train so to speak speakIn spealtIn speakIn
In recognition of her splendor and be because because hetuse ¬
cause tuse some Dame was necessaryI necessary 1 dub dubted dubbed dubbed
bed her YellowFluff Yel1owFlutra a presumption presumptionirhich presumption17hich presumptionhich
irhich hich she doubtless would have resented resentedhad resentedbad resentedhad
had shebeen she been built bi1i1t to comprehend comprehendhuman comprehendhuman comprehendhuman
human speech speechFor speechFor speechFor
For YellowFluff was a member of the theillustrious tlt tltillustrIous theillustrious
illustrious family famllyot of Arctiidae or hairy hairycaterpillars hair haircaterpfllars hairycaterpillars
caterpillars but what her hernwn iwn respected respectedname respcctellnamo respectedname
name was I cannot say as II vas as omitted omittedfrom omittedfrom omittedfrom
from that book of Lepldopteran peerage peerageWoods peerageYoods peerageWoods
Woods volume on insects and also from fromnv fromIJ1vother fromnv
IJ1vother > nv other works on natural history hlstoryoDcn ooen onenI
to me The same morning I discovered discoveredon
on a blade of o conch grass the very small smallest smaHcst smallest ¬
est Woolly Bear caterpillar I have ever everseen eers everseen
seen s en I brought It in on tho blade and anda
a bunch of the seed spears along with it itputting ilputting Itputting
putting them into a vase ase with the lilac lilacspray lilacspray lilacspray
spray spray and its occupant occupantWoolly occupantWoolly occupantWoolly
Woolly at once forsook her perch for a alilac aIUnc alilac
lilac leaf She started on a tour of In Inspection inspectlon inspection ¬
spection and presently butted Into Yel YellowFluff YellowFluff YeilowFluff ¬
lowFluff who was prolonging the pleas pleasure pleasure pleasure ¬
ure of a long snooze after thawing out outand outand outand
and having a big will In her small smallbody smallbody smallbody
body she continued to butt till the thescandalized thescandaUzed thescandalized
scandalized YellowFluff reared on her herultimate herultimate herultimate
ultimate pair of feet making a grace graceful graceul graceful ¬
ful ul arch of herself herselfUnder herselfUnder herselfUnder
Under this arch Woolly marched marchedcalm marchedcalm marchedcalm
calm as a clock and in proof of con conquest conquest conquest ¬
quest proceeded to eat Into the middle middleof
of the leaf not pausing in her labors laborstill laborsUll laborstill
till nothing of the leaf remained but a ahole ahole ahole
hole with a thread of margin marginaroulld around It Itto itto itto
to which she clung clulI elungby by the eyelids as asIt asIt asit
It were wereand and took a a t nap napLong napLong napLong
Long before this Madam YellowFluff YellowFluffhad
had vacated the neighborhood and gone gonehome gonehome gonehome
home hunting Fur more fastidious than thanWoolly thanVoolly thanWoolly
Woolly Bear she made ade no choice until untilshe untilshe untilshe
she had Inspected each separate grass grassblade grassblade grassblade
blade seed top and lilac leaf no slight slighttask slighttask slighttask
task for a creature of her inch inchfor inchfortruth inchfortruth for fortruth
truth forbids the use of the plural noun nounBy nounBy nounBy
By setting the vase before a bright brightbackuround brightbackground brightbackground
background and using a magnifying
glass I could distinguish every motion motionshe motionshe motionshe
she made and singularly interesting her hermaneuvers hermaneuvers hermaneuvers
maneuvers < were wereWhen wereWhen werehen
When hen ascending a grass stalk her two twotoed twotoed twotoed
toed feet took hold of it exactly opposite oppositeeach oppositeeach oppositeeach
each other oth r like clever little hands The Thehindmost Thehindmost Thehindmost
hindmost pair began the forward move movement moJve moJvement movement
ment by sliding up to tho pair in front frontof frontot frontof
of it which did the same ti the next nextpair nextpair nextpair
pair and so on till the whole eight eightpairs eightpaJrs eightpairs
pairs had made on step tv in advance advancewhen advancewhen advancewhen
when the last pair began again The Theeffect Theeffect Theeffect
effect of I the muscular mu cular action beneath beneaththe beneaththe beneaththe
the bright fur was exceedingly pretty prettynow prettynow prettynow
now the eventipped belts stood out on onthe onthe onthe
the different sections and again her body bodyseemed bodyseemed bodyseemed
seemed to be covered with rosettes of ofyellow ofyel ofyeliw
yellow yel yeliw rw floss flossWhen flossThen flossWhen
When Then she he reached the seed top her herdifficulties herdifficultIcs herdifficulties
difficulties began beiranIt be an anIt
It was defended by thickly set bristle bristlolike bristlclike bristlelike
like hairs and her chosen way was over overthe overtho overthe
the tips Ups of these hairs The little head headIn headin headin
In its close collar of fur would stretch stretchout stretchout stretchout
out clear of the ornamental hairy htlir hairysiikes hairysiikeswhich spikes spikeswhich slii es eswhich
which usually hid It and turn this way wayand wayanll wayand
and that way wa viewing tho ground then thenshe thenshe thenshe
she would seize a bristletip In the frln frlngy frlnprocess fringy
gy process which stood for her mouth mouthNext mouthNext mouthNext
Next the first pair of tho trio of slim slimblack sUmblack slimblack
black claws which grow under her chit chhif chitIf chitif
if she he had one fastened on a second secondbristle sccontlbristle secondbristle
bristle and thus firmly ftrml anchored she shei sh shbrought shbrought
i brought the other seven pairs UD slow ¬
ly and deliberately and a fraction of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the hard rose road was passed But as the thebristles thebristles thebristles
bristles barely supported her weight weightthoy weightthey eight eightthpy
they sometimes bent under her and nd she shewould shewould sItewouid
would sag In the middle In a most dis disconcerting disconcerting disconcerting ¬
concerting manner but never mind it itwas itwas itwas
was all in the days work and she would wouldsimply wouldsimply wouldsimply
simply pull herself up again and go on onHaving onHaving onHaving
Having reached tho very cry top of the thepinnacle thepinnacle thepinnacle
pinnacle sho would thrust herself into intoupper hitaupper intoupper
upper air section by section until half halfher Ilal1her halfher
her body was turning about unsupported unsupportedexcept unsupportedexcept unsuppottedexeOpt
except by a couple of ofpairs pairs of her hinder hinderfeet hinderfeet hinderfeet
feet feetThe
The greatest human gymnast on earth earthcould earthcould earthcould
could not do as much muchWhen muchhen muchWhen
When hen quite satisfied that her utmost utmoststretching utmoststretching utmoststretching
stretching could find nothing higher in inthattflrectibn Inthat Inthat4irectibfl
thattflrectibn that rcctibn YellowFluff deftly dou doubled doublC doubled ¬
bled blC < back on herself and traveled travel d down downthe doVnthe doWnthe
the stein till she struck another grass grassspear grassspenr grassspear
spear when it was bout ship and off on onanother onanother onanother
another trip to tl the North Pole PoleThe PoleThe PoleTlie
The Indefatigable little creature crawl crawled crawled crawled ¬
ed up and down again at least half a adozen adozen adozen
dozen of these stalks before it was wasborne wasborne wasborne
borne in upon her that none of them led ledto ledto ledto
to better things then pressed by hun hunger hunger hueger ¬
ger of theladylike the lndy1i1eesort sort that scorns scornshurry scornshurry scornshOrry
hurry and eagerness she decided to tomake tomake tomake
make the best of tho attainable attainableShe j jShe
She stretched her bright length upon upona upOna
a lilac leaf she prepared for the feast feastcalmly feastcalmly feastcalmly
calmly and with dignity unhasting and
unresting by running a hairline of ofmoisture ofmoisture ofmoisture
moisture along the edge of the leaf leafand leafand leafand
and then she began her meal mealWhen mealWhen mealtVhen
When madam fed beihgs of ofa a higher higherorder higberorder higherorder
order men and beasts and such car carnlvora carnivora carnivora
nivora might well admire her hersupe hersuperlor supe superior supenor ¬
rior nor table manners She bit bitallalQng bitallalQngthe all along alongthe alongthe
the moistened line as smoothly as it i a apair npair apair
pair of scissors had done it always alwaysstopping alwaysstopping alwaysstopping
stopping at theend and andbeglnning beginning again againat
at the thestl1rtfng starting point pointIf pointUthe
If Uthe the room was very still I could dis distinctly distinctly distinctly ¬
tinctly hear the infinitesimal crop cropl croplof erop eropof
of her biting machine and when she shepaused shepaused shepaused
paused for a moment with her hermoutl1 hermoutl1open mouth mouthopen mouthopen
open I could see Its pink lining In Inprofile Inprofile Inprofile
profile her head had a quaintresem quaintresemblance quaint resem resemblance resemblance ¬
blance to a pug dogs with its blunt bluntnose bluntnose bluntnose
nose only that the opaque specks which whichstood whichstood whichstood
stood for eyes e es were set too oo low and andher andller andher
her forehead lacked tho pugs bulge bulgeover bulgeover bulgeover
over tho eyes eyesI
I could not help admiring the thediscre thediscretlOD discre discretion discretion ¬
tion with which she planned to devour devourthe devourthe devourthe
the leaf she lay on without cutting It Itand Itand itand
and herself from the branch branchslt aha in invariably Inynrinbly invariably ¬
variably left a way Wa of retreat gating gatingfrom eatingfrom tlng tlngtrom
from the tips of the leaf upward upwardFrom upwardFrom upwardFrom
From my m experience of her powers powersI
I should hardly class her among the theplant theplant theplant
plant destroyers sime slIne she did not n t con consume consume conaume ¬
sume over a dozen Iliac hil c leaves during duringthe duringthe duringthe
the three weeks I catered for her and andshe andshe andshe
she refused every other kind of leaf I Ioffered Ioffered Ioffered
offered her
On the contrary the Woolly Bear Bearproved Bearproyed Bearproved
proved Itself to be not only a harmless harmlessbut harmlessbut harmlessbut
but a decidedly useful pensioner on the thefarmers thefarmers thefarmers
farmers and gardeners bounty bount One Onemorning Onemorning Onemorning
morning It chanced that a bit it of the theweed thcweed theweed
weed known here as beggars lice licewas licewas licewas
was carried in with the bunch of fresh freshleaves freshleaves freshleaves
leaves forthe for the caterpillars vase she shesoon sbesoondlscovere shesoon
soon soondlscovere discovered < it and ate It to the thelast thelast thelastatom
last lastatom atom of green nor would she lookat look lookat lookat
at a lilac leaf afterward Thenceforth Thenceforththe
the daily daB offering must Include a gen generous generous geeerous ¬
erous supply of the gawky straggling stragglingplant stragglingplant stragglingplant
plant with its stinted leafage and Its Itsknobs ItsknobS itsknobs
knobs of tightlypacked tlght1 packed seeds which whichripened whichripened whichripened
ripened finely in the warmth and sewed sewedthemselves seWQdthemsehes sewedthemselves
themselves in wherever their spikes spikescould spikescould spikescould
could hold on onTo onTo onTo
To return to YellowFluff YellowFlurr As the theweather theweather theweather
weather grew colder I watched with in interest Interest interest ¬
terest for the preparations she must mustmake mustptal mustmake
make ptal < e for her winters sleep sleepWould sleepWould sleepWould
Would she shebund build a cocoon I provided provideda
a dead branch for it to hang on onWould onWould onWould
Would she sh prefer a silklined burrow burrowIn
In the earth There waited a box of ofdry ofdr ofdry
dry dr soil under the vase vaseOr vaseOr vaseOr
Or would wouldsomo some chink in dead wood woodbe woodbe Wooelbe
be her fancy tanc A Hollow branch lay layacross layacross layacross
across the box of earth earthAlas earthAlas earthAlas
Alas I was not to know what poor poorYellowFluff poorYellowFluff poorYellowFluff
YellowFluff did with herself In the thetime thetime thetime
time of her torpor I began to find her herhalf herhalf herhalf
half lifeness In the mornings though the thesunshine thesunshine thesunshine
sunshine rcvved revived her Then the ther
of these industries most of o the popula population population population ¬
tion of Berwyn Is employed in various variouspursuits variouspursuits varIouspursuits
pursuits In Washington The daily ride ridaIn ridein ridein
In and out of the city eityismade Is made with ease easecomfort casecomfort easecomfort
comfort and speed both summer and andwinter andwInter andwinter
winter As soon as cold weather ap approaches approaches approaches ¬
proaches the closed cars well warme warmeby warmedby warmed warmedby
by electric heaters h aters are put on the trol trolJeTSi trolleys trolieysndfl1hboth
JeTSi ieysndfl1hboth imd l1d < itfboth summer summerana and winter wintertnc Wintertb IntertbecarshIc1rrrm
tnc tb tbecarshIc1rrrm Carswhic cars cwhlcbrarefitted arefttted ttet1 out1 outwlth with plush plushseatscontain plushseit lnsh lnshatcpntain
seatscontain seit cContaiD compartments for forsmok smok smokers ¬ D Dersivhere J Jer
ers er ersivhere where the passenger may smoke in inenjoyment Inenjoyment inenjoyment
enjoyment while he reads his morning morningor
or evening newspaper newspaper The trip is madethrough made madethrough madethrough
through the Maryland hills coasting coastingdown coastngdown coastingdown
down them with exhilarating speed and anddarting anddarting
darting past beautiful farms mansions mansionsand mansIonsand mansionsand
and various points of interest interestA
A Local Telephone Exchange ExchangeOne E change changeOne
One of the most noteworthy conven conveniences convenIences conveniences ¬
iences of the town Is the local telephone telephoneline telephoneline
line which has recently been beeninstalled beeninstalledBy installed installedBy
By its means the most widely separated separatedhouses separatedhouses separatedhouses
houses of Berwyn have been placed In InInstant Ininstant ininstant
Instant communication with each other otherqnd othend otherqnd
qnd nd with Washington and to such the thotelephone thetelephone thatelephone
telephone Is a constant blessing House Housewives Housewives Housewives ¬
wives can give their orders to local localtraders localtraders localtraders
traders or to Washington stores with without without without ¬
out stirring from their theirdoors doors An ex extremely atremely cxtremely ¬
tremely enjoyable new method of ofamusement ofamusement ofamusement
amusement has been made possible by byIts byits byIts
Its introduction Whole hole pleasant aft afternoons afternoons afteraoons ¬
ernoons and andeenins evening can be spent in intalking intalking intalking
talking and gossiping with ones friends friendswithout frIends frIendswithout riendswithout
without the discomfort of venturing venturingout
out of doors Into possibly wet or stormy stormyweather stormyweather stormyweather
weather but seated in comfort in ones onesown onesown onesown
own room The cost costa a dollar a month monthis
is ridiculously low for or all this thisJohn tbisJohn thisJohn
John If he is bashful may chat with withMary withllary withMary
Mary In this manner though If he Is Isbuilt isbunt isbuilt
built of ordinary flesh and blood he hewill hew111 hewill
will prefer to call in n person persoDor for the thegirls thegirls thegirls
girls of Berwyn Berynare are all marvelously at attractive attracUY attractivq ¬
tractive Whole hole bevies of beautiful beautifulmaids beattlfulmaIds beautifulmaids
maids can be seen se sean n clustering c like flow flowers fiowers flowers ¬
ers of a larger growth among the flow flowers flowers flowera ¬
ers on onthe the lawns and be It said to the thecredit thecredit thecredit
credit of the youths ouths of Berwyn the thegirls thegirls thegirls
girls do not lack for appreciative ad admirers admirers admirers ¬
mometer fell to 50 degrees oip o oo night nightand nigbtand nightand
and I had a good hunt before I found foundher foundher foundher
her hidden in the folds of a newspaper newspaperwhich newspaperwhich newspaperwhich
which had been left on ber table It Ittook Ittook Ittok
took longer to revive her and she shescarcely shoscarcely shescarcely
scarcely ate all day toward evening eveningshe eveningshe eveningshe
she became extremely restless crawling crawlinghither crawUnghither crawlinghither
hither and thither on her leaves and up upand upand upand
and down the naked branches In a hur hurried hurried hurned ¬
ried impatient way wayAt wayAt trayAt
At times she stretched out oyt full length lengthIn
In the air searching for that unknown unknownsomething unknownsomething unknownsomething
something required by the th laws aws of her herbeing hlrbeing herbeing
being and never n ver finding it At dusk I Ithought Ithought Ithought
thought she had begun to spin her co cocoon cocoon cocoon ¬
coon on the bare branch at the th junction junctionof
of a twig with the stem Her head headmoved beadmoved ead eadmovell
moved with smooth regularity from side sideto sideto sideto
to side touching the wood each time timewith timewith timewith
with hermouth her mouth as her kind do to fast fasten fiaten st steD ¬
en the thread but no thread was visible visibleI isibleI
I 1 left her for the night still at WQrk workIn wqrkIn WQrkIn
In the morning she was as gone search searchwas searchwas searchwas
was in vain YellowFluff was not seen seenagain seenagain seenagain
again But some sunny day this summer summerI
I dream of seeing a lovely winged thing thingflutter thingflutter thingflutter
flutter from behind cabinet or picture pictureframe pictureframe pictureframe
frame float once or twice around the theroom thoroom theroom
room to let me admire Its beauty and andthen andthen andthen
then fly y off of through an open wlndorv to tojoin tojoin tojoin
join its mate in the brief glad life lifeof lifeof lifeof
of of the butterfly and I shall say uAh Ah Is Isthat isthat Isthat
that you YellowFluff How well you are aralookingGoodby arolooklngt arelooking
lookingGoodby looking GoodbyIMargaret Margaret B Stuart StuartIn
In Our Animal Friends

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