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BUILD THOU THY TEMPLES. Reward lies tn the work, not In the eye Nor voice of critic. Whether on the mart Or on the Heliconian hills apart. Toll at thy temples bullded In the sky. Dreams are In sooth the only verity. The, world with scorn may lacerate thy heart— Insult with praise too late. Delve at thine .art Beauty shall never unvemembered die. The sculptor, unlllustrlous and alone, Pent In the still seclusion of his room. Carves, through the vexed vlclssl tudes of years, Some marvel In Carrara but the stone Men heed not till it stands above his tomb— The cold commemoration of his tears. —Lloyd Mifflin. The Voice of God Miss Caroline Drewltt bad come 6ack to her settlement work In the fall with a determination to Inspire the surrounding neighborhood with Ideas that should lift them above the level of the commonplace. "Last year I tried It with pictures and flower Btudy," she told Rev. Don ald McGregor, "and I can't say It was a success. But this year 1 am going to try muBlc." Rev. Mr. Donald peered at her with kindly eyes through his noseglaBses. He was a tall, spare, sandy-haired man, a power In the pulpit? a friend of the people, and a firm believer in Miss Caroline Drewltt. "I am sure It would be a great in' centlve," he said. "It makes an appeal to the Italians and the Germans, though differently. But how will you arrange It?" "Gloria has promised to sing every Wednesday night," Miss Caroline told him, "and Harold Cartwrlght on Fri days. Gloria will give the Germans Wagner and Harold will give Italians Verdi, and now and then we will mix the two and have a grand concert." McGregor nodded. "It Is a "great Idea," he said, "and you can supplement it with children's classes." "Yes," Miss Caroline plamibd, "I shall conduct those myself. I can't alng, but I know the theory. I some times wish I had more showy talents to impress my people with—but I must make the best of my practical accomplishments." "I am sure we could not wish you other than you are," was Rev. Mr. Don ald's tribute, and Miss Drewltt blushed prettily and went ay?ay with a buqy ancy of carriage that made her seem almost youtbful. "He's such a help," she told Gloria that night, "In my work." Gloria, brushing her masses of red gold hair, yawned a little. "I don't see why you bother your self with a lot of people who don't care to be uplifted. Aunt Caro," she said "with your money you might be seeing Europe and inaklng a break Into society." "Society palled many yeais ago, my dear," said Miss Caroline, "and some of my people love me, which is a great deal!" "Everybody loves you," Gloria said, impulsively, as she leaned over her aunt and kissed her, "and I am even beginning to believe that Rev. Mr. Donald Is smitten "Gloria," Miss Caroline's eyes blazed, "don't say such a thing again. To speak of him that way—as if he were an ordinary man." "Well, extraordinary men fall In love sometimes," said Gloria wisely "they are all alike when It comes to love." "Dr. McGregor, If he ever marries," Bald humble Miss Caroline, "wiH choose a woman of talents and beauty —such a woman as you will be some day, Gloria." Gloria threw up her hands ,/ "Me—" she gasped, "why. I am go ing to sing—and the man I love must sing, and we are going to sail away on a sea of romance—I don't like dark alleys and tenements." Then, as Bhe saw the look on her aunt's face, she went on: "But he Is good enough for anybody. Aunt Caro, and I like him Immensely." "And he likes you," said Miss Caro line. It was this conversation, combined with Miss Caroline's Insistent spirit of self-sacrifice, tbat set the little lady a scheming. Of all women In the world, ihe loved Gloria best. Unacknowledged, but coloring her whole life, was her love for the Rev. Donald McGregor. And what more fitting than that she should bring these two together In a happy union? Gloria would give the minuter the brightness that belonged In his life, and he, In turn, would wean Gloria fi-om the selfishness of her point of view, and would uplift her *Uh himself. Ana so it happened that every Wed nesday night, the Rev. Donald McGre gor found himself asked to meet with Miss Caroline's social club, and later he walked home with Miss Caroline and Gloria. It was during these evenings that Miss Caroline suffered the pangs of martyrdom, as her niece, with won derful beauty and art, held the little crowd of downtrodden humanity spell bound. Rev. Mr. McGregor seemed spellbound with the rest, and now that Miss Caroline had brought about that which she craved, she felt that the sacrifice was- too great. If the minister loved Gloria, he would soon cease to be her friend, and how could she live without the support of that friendship? The little woman grew pale and quiet, and, turning more and more to the humble people about her, was "Then tell them," said Rev. Donald McGregor, with finality. And It so happened that when Glo ria Campbell, a vision of beauty-In drawn into their lives, so that she be came mother-confessor to more' than one who, in sickness or in hfalthi leaned on her wisdom, her commqn sense, her sympathy. "You are a wonder," Rev. Dr. Don ald told her one morning as she asked his advice with regard to a pair of Italian lovers. "Tessa's parentB want her to marry a richer man," she said, "but I am go ing to see that she marries Rafael. They love each other, and that Is enough." "Yes," the minister agreed, absent mindedly. "that Is enough." His preoccupation seemed to sep arate him finally from Miss Caroline. "I—I am going now," she said has tily. "I shall expect you Friday nights Harold Cartwrlght will be there—and —Gloria. And all of our Germans and Italians. I want you to make a little address." "What are you going to do?" he asked her suddenly. "I—?" Miss Caroline stared. "Oh, I shall sit In the audience and applaud." "You won't do anything of the kind," he said with decision. "You are going to precede my speech with a lit tle talk about the children and the children's music. No one can do it as y.ou can." "Oh," Miss Caroline's face was light ed, "do you think I could—I love the children and the music, and I should like the parents to know why I am doing It her white satin gown, swept Into the dingy hall, she was met by her Aunt Caro In filmy gray and violets. "How stunning you look!" Gloria said, holding the little woman off at arm's length "where did you get the violets?" "Mr. McGregor sent tbem," Miss Caroline stated nervously. "I am afraid they were meant .for you, my dear. He knows bow you love vio is Glorla laughed. fc "If he meant them' for me, why didn't he send them to me?" she de manded. "I thought he might feel timid," Miss "Caroline stammered. "Timid?" Gloria stared. "Why, he hasn't a timid bone in his body, Aunt .Caro." "I know," Miss Caroline agreed, "but I am sure it's a mistake." "Harold sent me these American beauties." Gloria explained. "They IS •GLORIA 8 A .NO L2KK A SIHK.N. don't go with my hair a bit, but I am awfully fond of them, and he knows It." Gloria sang tbat night like a siren, and In the duets she and Harold Cart wrlght seemed to rise above reality and to live In a world of love and song. "Gloria Is a lovely woman," Miss Caroline whispered to the minister in a last act of self-effacement. "She may seem frivolous, but sbe would make a perfect wife for a serious man." "No doubt, no doubt," McGregor agreed, "but Harold doesn't seem seri ous." "Harold?" "They are In love with each other," the minister replied quietly "anyone can see" It." Miss Caroline stole a quick glance at him, and was met by a serenity that sent all of her theories flying. Suiely he was hurt—surely he had cared for Gloria! But even as she questioned the duet ended, and It was time for her little speech. Standing very quietly in front of that motley audience, she told them why she was trying to bring music into their lives. There was always happiness In a song, and even If one were In deep trouble, there were hymns for comforting. Life might be made easier for one's self and for the brother who had not learned to sing. She was teaching lullabys to the little boys, so that love of home and of country might be Implanted In their hearts. And when she bad-finished her lit tle talk, and cone down the aisle, a quiet figure In her gray gown, love for her shone In patient eyes and de spairing eyes and vacant eyes, and hands were outstretched to touch her. The minister, hearing a broken Ital ian murmur In front of him, trans lated to Miss Caroline as she took her seat beside him. "They say you have a voice of gold." "They mean Gloria "No, it Is you. You do not need the voice of song, for you speak with the voice of love, and they love you." Worn with excitement, she said with quivering Sips, "I need their love Something in her voice made him ask quickly, "Why?" "I am all alone "But I love you," he said. "I thought you knew. But 1 ami plain man—I scarcely dared to speak of It." Her face was illumined. "Think of the work we can do to gether," was all the outlet she al lowed herself. But the lover In him shone for a moment in his strong face. "Think of the nest we shall build together," he murmured, and then he went to make his speech, while quiet Miss Caroline, In the midst of that listening audi ence, gloried In his eloquence and hugged her happiness to her heart.— Philadelphia Bulletin. Quite Scheme. "You send me Violets every morn ing," said the beautiful girl. "I do," responded the ardent lover, "no matter what the cost." "Quite so. Now, why not send up a bunch of asparagus to-morrow In stead? It would be just as expensive and would make a big hit with pa." —Kansas City Journal. PRICE OF AUTOGRAPHS UP. Use of lite Typewriter Make. Writ ten Manuscript More Valuable. The tendency to use the typewriter, according to collectors of rare manu scripts, Is to increase gradually but surely the value of autographs. It Is becoming difficult to find any but type written letters of eminent men of this era, especially those In public office. The raise In price, however, Is notice able also In the letters of distinguish ed, persons of past generations. The autographs of the eminent men of the revblutlonary period, for Instance, are each season commanding higher fig ures. The latest sale at Anderson's of autographs furnishes proof of this up ward tendency of prices for important Items, the New York Times says. It so happened that some of the Inter esting letters had been sold only a few years ago In New York, Philadel phia or Boston. Thus a letter of Robert Benson, Sept. 19, 1780, to Col. Richard Varlck, relating to passes given to torles by Gen. Horatio Gates, and telling of Clinton's confidence In Benedict Ar nold, whose treason was discovered two days later, fetched only $7 at a sale by Stan. V. Henkels in Philadel phia In 1906, but now It realized (41. A letter of James Duane to Gov. George Clinton, Sept. 7, 1780, In re gard to the defeat of Gen. Gates at Camden, brought $12_ at Llbbte's in Boston on May 15, 1906, and now real ized $15.50. A manuscript of a special message to Congress by U. S. Grant, while president of the United States, writ ten In pencil on eight quarto pages, sold for $24 at Anderson's In 1906, but now was bid up to $8$. A letter of Francis Hopklnson, sign er of the Declaration of Independence, written on May 10. 1780, to Nathaniel Appleton of Boston, which sold for $3.50 at Merwin-Clayton's on Jan. 12, 1906, now fetched $10.50. A letter signed but not written by Gen. Robert E. Lee and addressed to Gen. U. S. Grant, June 0, 1864, with regard to the burying of the dead and the removal of the wounded after the battle of Cold Harbor on June 3, brought $13 at Anderson's on May 9, 1905, and .now realized $24.50. A letter of Col. Robert McGraw, July 29. 1776, to Col. James Wilson, describing the condition of Fort Wash ington, jumped from $12 at Nenkel's sale on April 3, 1906, to $24. The Increase In price was not con fined to revolutionary autographs. A letter by Lord George Gordon Byron, June 22. 1821, to Signor Albaghettl, brought $25 at Henkel's, In Philadel phia, In 1906, but now went for $28. A letter signed but not written bj Kobert Blake, British admiral during Cromwell's time, Bold for $8 at Mer wln-Clayton's, March 23, 1906, but now brought $25. HOW SAILORS MAKE MONEY. Many Odd Job* Add to the American Jackie's liank Account. The possible methods of making extra money on shipboard are mani fold. "Tallorlzlng" is one of the most profitable, Bays John R. Cox In the National Magazine. While a ship's tailor is detailed to most of our ships, his duties are limited to making nec essary alterations' In the uniform* which are Issued to the members of the crew. Many enlisted men own sewing machines, upon which they do repair work, and they also do odd jobs for officers, such as pressing and clean ing. A handy man'Vith the needle can also make a handsome sum by doing fancy work. Some of the most delicate embroidery work has been done by sailor men. The ship's barber also makes a com fortable living in addition to his reg ular pay. and the distributions of prizes at target practice enrich the coffers of the gun crew by a consider able sum. Men who are detailed to duty on board submarine boats are al lowed an additional $5 a month, and, besides, $1 a day for every day the boat Is submerged. Bluejackets de tailed as Btgnalmcn, as coxswains of power boats, or in charge of holds, are allowed extra piy. A crew messnyin receives $5 a month for performing that somewhat menal function and the man who Is not ashamed to "take In washing" can easily double his navy pay. Every bluejacket is expect ed to perform the laundering himself but there are always men who "refer to pay for having the service done. One of the novel methods of "earn ing an honest penny Is for a man with a descriptive knack—usually a yeo man—to prepare an Interesting let ter upon the cruise of the ship, or some of the strange ports visited, the honors paid the vessel, the entertain ments offered, and describing the cus toms of the Inhabitants. These let ters are manifolded and sold to the members of the crew for 50 cents to $1 a copy—and usually cheap at that. The parents or relatives of the sailor boy thus are kept Informed of his ad ventures and experiences, and he Is relieved of a task that Is Irksome to most boys. !»i ip I't* Important Service. One of the greatest nuisances of traveling Is tipping. A smile from a head waiter Is a costly commodity, and no menial service Is too small for remuneration. An unusually Ingen ious plea for a tip Is that of a small Hibernian, mentioned by Mr. John Augustus O'Shea In "Roundabout Rec ollections." The author- was traveling In Ireland. •.» I drove down to the station on the faint chance of catching the train to Dublin. When I got out of the cab at the station a bright-faced boy ac costed me. "Ah, sure, sir, you've just missed the train," he said. It was true. I booked .my Tuggafce and ascertained when the next train would leave. While I was waiting, the lad came up to mt and asked me for a tip. "What for?" I asked. "Sure, sir, I told youthatyi^were too late," he unbluslilngly responded. %/r/s The Little German Band. They journey and down the street The village urchins at their heels. Discoursing music, blithe or sweet, That through the hum of traffic steals, With potency to touch the heart. With power one cannot understand. Since theirs Is but an humble art— The dusty, little German band. They play the tunes that once we knew, Ben 'Bolt and Kate and Sweet Marie, And somehow, ere the strain Is through, Our hearts are throbbing tojclf free And we arc longing for the days When some one reached to clasp our hand, And we are treading woodland ways Behind the little German band. Short Is their stay and they are gone, To play a iblock or more away We hear them *n the early dawn, We hesr them at the close of day. Yet ever In our souls they wake thrill we cannot understand, Aild we are better if or their sake. The dusty little Gorman band. —l»alta Mitchell, DOGGIE'S SPELLING. Floy and Roy were playmates. Iloy was a yellow-haired, brown*eyed colU^ dog who was very quick to learn what people tried to teach him. and some things that they didn't and Floy was a ye!Iow-halred, brown* eyed little girl who might have been quick to learn if she had paid half as much attention to her lessons as Roy did to his, writes Eunice Ward in the Churchman. They were both very fond of a same of ball or hide-anrf«seek in the garden, but what they liked best was to be taken for a walk over the hills by one of the older members of the family. Floy's father would say: "I wonder if anyone wants to take a walk with me this afternoon?" Then 'Floy wou'd Jump up with a UtTle shout of "I do!" and run to get her hat, while Roy a'so would spring to his feet and„ stand with ears cock* ed until he saw his waster take up a hat and cane, when he would leap In the air with a series of shrill ibarks that made people cover their ears. This loud noise that he made when starting for a walk was almost the only bad habit of which they cotrld not cure him and after a wnue he would run to the door and bark not only when he saw Floy with her hat on, but when anyone happened to use the word "walk" in conversation. "It Is rather annoying," said Floy's mother one day, "to fee) that we can not use a certain word in that dog's presence without being almost deaf* ened by his barking." "We might apell it," suggested Floy's father, half in fun, "and then he couldn't understand." "I wonder if Floy could under stand said her sister Marion, mis* chievously, if or the daily spelling les son was Floy's greatest trial. "'Of course I could!' replied Floy, indignantly. "Don't you suppose I'll fcnow that you mean 'walk' when you say 'w-a-a-a-a—*" but she could not finish the word and was forced to join in the general laugh against herself. But the following day at lunch she said, loudly: "Mariou, will you take us to w-a-l-k this afternoon?" •^Marion "answered: "You may w-a-l-k to my music teacher's with me, btrt we oan not take R-o-y. Ho may have these chop bones to con* sole hfou" And then everyone, laughed, for Roy, who had neven even opened hisr eyes at the spelling, sprang to his feet at the word 'ibones," and fixed his bright brown eyes eagerly upon Mar lon. "Oh, dear! how many things I shall have to learn to spell before I can talk secrets before Roy," said Floy with a sigh. But Roy was cleverer than they thought, for he soon learned that when people said something that sounded like w-a-l-k, they soon put on tttelr hats, and when they said **b-o-n-e," or "d-i-n-n-e-r," he was apt to find something very nice in his own "dish at the foot of the kitchen* Steps. So one day when Floy's Jul ti er said to her: 'it is almost too warm for our w-a-l-k this afternoon," Roy trotted to tlie door and gave one of his sharp barks. His master look* ed at him in surprise, and then iburst out laughing, while Floy clapped her hands and shouted. "Roy can spoil! Roy-can spell! There isn't any use of my learning more words on his account!" Roy really did seenv^to know Che spelling of. those words that he was most Interested in, so Floy soon taught him to understand others, such aft c-a-t and b-a-1-1, and it was her de light to 1-ring them into a sentence and see him prick up his ears at the familiar sounds. His cleverness feally helped her in her spelling, too, for whenever she complained about the hard words in her les3on, some one was sure to say: "Very well If you don't want fo be able to spell any better than Roy, why—" which always made her laugh and udy with all her might. —Newark Gall. OUR LdTTLE SISTBR, THE QUEEN". jMany are the beautiful stories told about Wiltremine, the fair young Queen of Holland But the other day I -ran across a little namesake of hers, and upon investigation 1 And she, too, is a queen, though her shoes are wooden and her skirt Is tucked up daintily on wash-day morning! When she was a very little lass, this Wilhelcndne'B brothers used to take her out in the boat and teach her how to guide it up and down the canals—the boulevards of Holland Now she Is to be trusted alone, and many a neighbor smiles when she sees a jolly red and green craft ap proaching for she knows that Wil helmine's mother has sent a gift of rich curds or famous Dutch cheese or a setting ofeggs. It was when our Wilhelmlne was five years old that she first,thought' of (becoming a queen. You see some children are born- queens and some become—chcose to become queens. It was her birthday. She did not have a cake made Indigestible with five different-kinds of fruit and aiblaze •with five candle? No one gave her a riuj to put oa her pudgy finger, nor a box of choc-o'ate creams. But there was a pair of new wooden shoes fcr t:.e ambitious little feet that were growing apace. And, when the housework was no and you coul see your face in tiles and pans and almost in- the snow*whlte wood of tables and floor, Wilhelmine's mother took the birthday girl upon her lap and, looking into grave blue eyes and at the jolly little tip-tilted nose up turned to hers, said—in Dutch, you •know, which Wilhelmlne understood perfectly:— "Now, my Wilhelmlne, you are a great girl. You are no longer a baby. You are'mother's and father's little woman-girl. But we want you to bd our little queen-girl." "And what is tint, mother?" asked the big blue eyes, while the rosy mouth tucked a kiss away on moth* er's bare arm. "The queen girl grows into the queen woman. And the queen woman rules. She learns all the best things, and lets none of them conquer her. She rules her tongue and speaks only what is right and kind. She rules «*hls little hand and teaches it to work—to churn, to bake, to weave, to sew, to scrub, to rock the cradle, to help lame Peter Into his boat, to care fdr the young calves and chickens. A queen's hand Is brave, my little maid!—afraid of nothing except what Is wrong or dirty or la2y or unkind." "And what else, my mother?" Wilhelmine's lips ask this question for her heart is stirred, and she wants to begin at once to «be queen. "But, best of all, my queen-child," went on the dear mother, lQoklng out over the peaceful waters of the canal to the slow turning arms of the wind mills, "Is the queen heart. Queens must learn before they know. They *3Hist know "before they rule. And to know one must be humble, one must obey. Understandest thou?' Yes, the little five-year-old already knew well what obedience meant. "So from today, maid child, we be gin the queen lessons. And Wilhel mlne, upon her royal throne, Is not more loved than Is our daughter, whose crown is all of curling gold. You will have your tasks, beloved one, at the book, in the garden, in the house. You will obey. You will know. And one day—ah, well! God will take cire of the years. Enough, beloved one, if you please him!" So our little queen goes happily about her home. She has a dower of sunshine trees, sparkling water, lov ing hearts, a sweet home but, above all, she is growing daily into the likeness of a beautiful woman, who. if her heart be true and her hands he thrifty, needs no other wealth to make her a queen indeed!—Ada Mel ville Shaw, In Northwestern Christian Advocate. A QUAKE ECHO. While Italian sailors were searching for survivors among the ruins of 'Mes sina some of the men from the war ship Napoll rescued a little girl who had been slightly Injured "by the fall ing debris. The child was about 5 ears of age and exceptionally pret while the remnants of clothing which remained indicated that she had belonged to parents of rank. The sailors were so charmed with the lit tle ma!d that they carried her aboard their ship, without the knowledge of their commander, and cared for her most tenderly. Some discarded flags furnished* material for a new tfrock, and the needle experts knitted her a pair ot slippers. TJpder the atten* tlve nursing of the sailors the pa* tient rapidly improved, and before many days had ^passed she wandered Into the presence of Commander Cag nl, who delighted his men by the an nouncement that the small passenger might remain on board until claimed. In order to acknowledge the lit tle girl as "one of them" the crew christened her "The Daughter of the Napoli." When no news came from her relatives, all of whom had prob ably perished. Commander Cagn! wrote to the Duke of Abruzzl con cerning his new charge. The latter, •vho Is a personal friend oif the com mander, immediately sent word that he would place the child in an or phanage and care for her education until she should attain her majority. —Harper's Weekly. PETER PUMPKIN'S FRIENDS. I thought you would like to hear of my two rabbits, Mopsy and Peter Pumpkin. We made a house in the yard for them, under the shade of the trees, Last winter Mopsy had pneumonia and died, and we burled him in our graveyard, where we bury all of our animals when they die. We are afraid that Peter might get sick, too, so we made a box and put it down in the cellar for him. It was so lonely there that we -brought him up now and then into our play* room. We fed him on bread and corn in the winter t!ime. We wanted an other bunnie to be with Peter, but we did not know where to get it. One morning in spring the servant found a snow white raibblt in the chicken yard. It was tame, and I think it had run away from Its home. We put them both out into the house and waited to see if they would fight Peter pulled out some of Snow White's fur, which name we had given •her. They got along very well for a long time, but one morning when I went out to see if they were all right, the whole of the house was covered with Snow White's fur, and the hind legs of both of them were hurt. We separated them for a little while, and now they are getting on first rate. —Oopeland Hovey, In the New York Trtbune. RIDDLES. Name that which with only one eye put 6ut leaves but a nose. Ans. Noise, nose. What is the difference between an old penny and a new dime Ans. Nlne cents. What Is that which you have and everybody else has at the same time? Ans. A name.—Washington Star. A DEAD CIRCUS. Sammy came home from an after noon at the Natural H'story Museum. "Where have you 'been said his grandpa who saw that he was in un commonly good spirits. "Oh. we've had a splendid time. We've been to a dead circus."—Christian Register. Christmas Day. Christmas was firBt celebrated in the year 98, but It was forty years later before It was officially adopted as a Christian festival nor was it until about the flf'h century that the day of its celebration teocime perma nently fixed on the twenty-fifth of Decem/ber. Up to that tfcne It hail been irregularly observed at thf various times of the yeai' —In Decem ber, In April and in May*, but most frequently in January. -i fMr. A Scotchman announces a "new method of keeping fine fruits fresh." He proposes to pick the fruit "in the height of the sun" and pack it in dry granulated sugar. The sugar may be reused. Sheep oh the farm are a profitable investment. Not a farm so small but that there Is room for a few, and where a few are handled the propor tion of profit Is larger than with the large flock. The old-fashioned, foul, Ill-smelling swill barrel is a thing of the past on most farms. But if you are still cling teg to that old, easy-going method, stop it. It is a menace to the pigs and a sure cause of loss to you. Dairying is good for sections wh6re the soil Is naturally poor or where it has been run down by careless culti vation. It helps build up the soil. But don't make the mistake of keeping poor cows to build up the soil, for it will prove a losing business. Flies will bother cattle in spite of anything you can do, but the pest can be mitigated by spraying the cattle each morning with the following mix ture before they go to pasture: To one gallon of kerosene oil add three ounces of creolin and five ounces of oil of tar. Stir these ingredients thoroughly before uting. It requires some expense and trouble to establish an asparagus bed in the garden, yet every one who owns his land should put In a bed, even if it consist of but 100 roots. A well cooked dish of asparagus Is a luxury that must be tried to be properly ap preciated,' and when it comes the grower will think himself well repaid for all that it has cost him. The most fruitful source of contam ination In milk comes from the dust in the air. For this reason too great care cannot be taken to have the barn as-clean as possible and at milking time to have as little disturbance of the atmosphere as possible.- Handling of feed and hay should be deferred until after the milk has been removed from the barn to the milk house. Colic in horses is generally the re sult of carelessness or improper feed ing. The stomach of the horse is small and the digestion Is limited, and if the horse is hungry and overfed, or is allowed to gulp down a big feed, colic Is the result. Also if musty hay, or musty, sour feed is used, or If fresh cut grass wet with dew or rain is hastily eaten In large quantities, colic is often the result. A farmer who always has a number of beehives has been losing a num ber when they would swarm. He took an empty hive and placed It 40 feet high on one of the large oaks grow ing in his forest. The bees discov ered the hire and he soon had a hive of bees in it that he would have lost had he not placed that box in the tree. If you have no bees and want to start in honey growing, put up a small hive in one of the largest tree* about your home. This plan has been known to succeed a number of times in capturing a lost swarm of honey makers. Halter Breaklnt. A very troublesome habit is that of halter-breaking. Unce a horse Ilnds It can break the halter it Is ever lasting at the job. To cure the habit Is not nearly so easy as to prevent the horse from' learning it. Horses that are Inclined to pull and break their halters when fastened In the stall have often been cured In the fol lowing way: Two straps are lightly attached to a rope which passes through a ring fastened in the end of the halter-strap. The halter strap passes through a ring in the stall. If a horse endeavors to go backwards the greater Is the tendency to draw the forelegs from under the animal. A few attempts will cure even the worst halter-puller. Another simple and effective method Is worked out by the use of a long rope. One end of the roim Is lirst attached to the man ger and is then threaded through the lower ring In the halter, back between the front legs then over the back and down under the belly, between the front legs again and up through the ring to the other end and then tied to the halter. The halter-breaker will soon tind a surprise in store when it leans back against the rope as the pull comes on Its own back Instead of on the rope.—Denver Field and Farm. Spraying Apple Trees. While there are some growers vjho spray their trees once before the buds open in the spring, there are more who apply the spray mixture first as the petals of the blossoms are falling, and if but one application is to be made this Is decidedly the best time to make It. The earlier spraying Is for fungous diseases, while the one made Just as the blossoms are falling is for" both fungous diseases and In sects. The blossoms having fallen, the calyx of the young apple is in just the rlgh? condition to receive an applica tion of poison to be ready for the young larvae of the codling moth when they appear. This dose of poison must be placed In the calyx of the apple before the calyx closes, which occurs wlthip a week or ten days after the blossoms fall. Growers who wish to spray their trees thoroughly make about four ap plications—the first as the leaf buds are unfolding the second just as the petals of the blossoms are falling, the third within ten days and the fourth one ten days to two weeks later. There is a growing sentiment In favor of still Another application later In the season to catch the later brood of the codling moth.—Exchange. Wheat a. Feed. Many people do not feed their hens wheat simply because it Is higher in price than oats or corn. The feeding of high priced feed to laying hens may or may not be profitable accord Ins to the man, his methods, and his flock. However, there are few other general feeds for laying hens better Vjf T. .y & than wheat. With a flock well taken care of otherwise wheat can be fed with a profit. This grain at 90 cents a bushel Is lMi cents a pound, and with good methods a pound of wheat ought to produce at least two eggs, which at average market prices would be more than double the cost of the wheat. Profits In egg production do not depend so much upon the cost of feeds, but upon the amount of eggs a given feed will produce under nor mal conditions. Wheat Is proportionately rich In protein and mineral matter for the formation of eggs, and Is also com posed of a fair proportion of starch for producing heat and energy. Wheat fed to hens should be scattered In a deep litter of straw so that they must exercise In securing It and not eat It too fast. Dry grain feed for fowls is to be commended instead of soft feeds for the simple reason that the birds have very strong grinding organs for re ducing hard feeds. The function of the gizzard is for hard grinding, and it seems that the harder the foods are the more active the organs become and the healthier and more productive the fowl is. Intensive Dairy Farming. The question Is often asked how many cows a certain number of acres will support. By the question Is meant that the entire energy of the farm Is to be devoted to raising food for the dairy cow. A farm in a good state of fertility can be easily ar ranged so that one could keep a COW' to every two acres of land if the land Is all good. rich, tillable land. And one would be able to raise both the for age or bulky part of the ration, and the grain ration, too. It could be done in a few years' time with the proper handling of the herd on the farm. Three crops upon the farm will do It—first, corn second, clover hfcy, and, third, peas and oats. Of course, the clover sod would be plowed down for corn and then the corn ground be' put Into peas and oats the following season. With these three foods one can make a balanced ration for the dairy cow without purchasing any other outside food, either concentrated or bulky. The statement has often been made that an acre of good land will support a cow the year round. One dairyman made the remark that he could keep two cows on an acre, but practically the man wha keeps one cow on two acres Is doing very good business If he gets fair prices for the product. It Is a fact that the demand for milk, butter and cheese is increasing faster than cows, and that prices are con tinually advancing. There Is no bet ter business than dairying.—Agricul tural Epltomlst. Hog Ralalnir. It Is quite a common thing to hear folks brag on the number of pigs a ccrtain sow had at a litter. If it la 12 or 14, the sow is considered a farm stocker all by herself. The sow may be able to raise that many pigs, but they are hot raised successfully. There is one thing it would pay us all to do when a sow has over 10 pigs that Is to kill all over that number at the end of a week, of course, disposing of the runts of the litter. In a large litter there are always runts and It Is usual ly not difficult to pick out the ones that should go. There is only another way to even up matters and raise the large litters as they should be raised. That 1b to have several sows farrow to gether and even. up the pigs around among the sows until all have litters neither too large nor too small. We have often done tills and find It works to perfection with gentle sows, as all brood sows should be. A great many times one sow will have 12 pigs, an other six and a third may meet with misfortune In saving only three live ones. In this case it is always best to divide until each has seven. It can be easily done If attended to in time. But, after all. It Is best not to attempt the whole hog In saving the runts.— St. Louis Weekly Star. Kllllnir Pofaon Ivy, Every summer we receive a flood of Inquiries about "how to eradicate poison ivy." There are various ways, but the following are the best we've ever found: Concentrated sulphuric acid will kill poison ivy. Dose each plant with a half teaspoonful to each stem, mak ing the application during the grow ing »sason every three weeks. If a largtt area Is covered by the plants spraflng with arsenate of soda (one pound to twenty gallons of water) will kill all vegetation. One application, If the plants are young and tender, will do this. In the middle of summer, however, they should be cut down first, and more than one application given. Here's another way: A friend of ours puts straw along the stone fences, etc., infested with poison ivy and then sets fire to the straw, repeating the op eration at intervals until the plants give up trying to grow. This is easy, yet effective. By wearing gloves and approaching the vines on the wind ward side no one should have trouble In carrying out this treatment. Use a long-handled pitchfork.—Farm Jour nal. The Vegetable Garden. Plant the winter onions. Protest the cauliflower heads from the heat of the sun. Do not allow the tomato vines to lie on the ground. Tie them to a stake. This Is about the "last call" for tur nip sowing. Don't delay the matter any longer. When the cabbage heads show signs of bursting, the growth can be check ed a little by slightly pulling each head so as to break a few of the finer roots. By at once gathering and burning all diseased onions, onion smut can be prevented. The time to dig potatoes Is when the vines and tubers have reached maturity. The practical gardener does not look so much to fertility as .he does to drainage, location and the possibil ity of Improvement. A patent has been granted upon a solder for joining aluminum, consist ing of tin, zinc, antimony and phos phorus^ Patron—Have you pigs' feet? Wait* ®r—No, sir it's a bunion makes me walk that way. She—Does the course of true lov® run smooth? He—Oh, yes there art banks on both sides. "Money may make the mare go," said Uncle Gben, "but I don't see as it's much of a guaranty agin kicklnV' Daughter—Mamma, who was Min erva? Mother—The goddess of wis dom—she never married.—The Club Fellow. Gladys—So you've sent Herbert about his business, have you? May belle—Yes. But I have since used the—er—recall on him. Father—You never heard of a man getting Into trouble by following a good example. Son—Yes, sir, I have— the counterfeiter.—Boston Transcript. Julia—Going to Marie's dance? Ber tha—I shall be out of town that night. Julia—I wasn't invited either.—Cor nell Widow. "What! Spend $100 on a bathing suit?" "Now, hubby, this isn't a bath ing suit. This Is a beach costume."— Washington Herald. She—I heard you singing this morn ing. He—Oh, I sing a little to kill time. She—You had a good weapon.— Kansls City Journal. ^4 First Chauffeur—Do you find out who you have run* over? Sec ond Chauffeur—Of course I always read the papers!—New York Sun. Sllllcus—Yea she has threatened to make things unpleasant for him. Cyn Icus—Is that so? When are they go ing to be married?—Philadelphia Reo ord. "1 can't tell her she's the first girl I ever loved. She knows I've been en gaged before." "Well, tell her you're glad you discovered your mistake In time." Friend—Does the baron, your so a In-law, speak with much of an accent} Rlchpurse—He did when he dlscov ered how I had fixed his wife's dower. —Puck. Church—In the future the man with the airBhips will take nobody's dust •, Gotham—Won't he7 You just try to hire one. and you:U find out!—Yonkeri i' Statesman. "tS The Young Doctor—Just think six of my patients recovered this week. The Old Doctor—It's your own fault. my boy. You spend too much time at the club.—Life. "You don't seem to give Byklni credit for any originality whatever." -„J "I don't. His memory Is so wretched he can't quote correctly that's all."— V-r Washington Star. Quest—Mercy I What's this awful profanity down stairs? Hostess—My husband has come in late and fallen over the new Persian prayer rug.— Cleveland Leader. "Who's that homely girl you spoke to?" Sir, that lady has promised to be my wife!" "Cheer up. Lota ot women don't keep their promises."— Cleveland Leader. TV Mr. Newlywed—The moths have eaten every tingle thing in this closet, Ida. Mrs. Newlywed—I don't see how they could get in. I've kept the door locked all summer long.—Brooklyn Life. Bill—I see a good many ot the apartment houses in New York have the kitchen on top. Jill—Yes that Is BO the cook who uses benzine won't have so far to go.—Yonkers States man. "You seem to have a great deal of faith in doctors," said* a friend of tha sick man. "I have," was the reply. "A doctor would be foolish to let a good customer like me die."—Boston Home Journal. Mrs. Brlckrow—It does a lady good to have Dr. Qrlnn when one is sick. He Is always so jolly! Mr. Brlckrow— You'd be jolly, too. If you were getting three dollars for a ten-mlnute call.— New York Weekly. "What diagnosis did the doctor make of your wife's illness?" "Said she was suffering from overwork." "Is that so?" "Yes, he looked at her tongue and reached that decision Im mediately."—Detroit Free Press. Mr. SUmpurse (after a decided re fusal)—I know what the matter Is. It's because I'm poor. You would "'4 marry me If I were rich. Miss Gaille v, (thoughtfully)—Perhaps so but you V? would have to be very, very rich! The following conversation waa overheard between two boys, aged and S: "Joe, why can't chickens talk?" "Aw, they don't have to. When they wants anything, they just pull their wish-bones and they gets their wish." "Sure, It's Mike, the boy, that's the lucky man." "How was he lucky?" "Why, mum, he got Insured fer five thousand dollars, and the very nlxt day he fell off the ladder, paintin', and broke bis nick."—Baltimore Amer ican. 1W 4a Mr. Newwed—You never call ma pet names now unless you want some thing. Before marriage It was differ ent. Mrs. Newwed—Oh, no. Before marriage I called you pet names be cause I wanted you.—London Gentle woman. 1 "More than five thousand elephants a year go to make our piano keys," remarked the student boarder who had been reading the scientific notes in a patent-medicine almanac. "For the land's sake!" excllamed the land lady. "Ain't it wonderful what some animals can be trained to do?" Tk* Wonder, of Science, It was left for the exhibitor of a phonograph in the streets of Utrecht, according to an American traveler, to put the finishing touch to the wonder ful Invention. There was the sound of a military band In full blast, and then suddenly the tune stopped and "Halt!" rang hoarsely out upon the a!r. "Who's that interrupting the con cert?" flippantly Inquired the Ameri can, edging close to the operator. "That," said the man, surveying him blandly, "was the voice of Napoleon Bonaparte, giving the order at the Battle of. Waterloo." Tea Poaalbllltlea. "I have just had an invitation to an electrical tea to be given by a wom an doctor," said the bachelor girl. "I'm looking forward to it and wondering whatsis going to happen to us—wheth -«r she will give us a little battery and let ua entertain ourselves, make the tea on an electric stove, or just electrocute the bunch of us." What has become ot the old-fash ioned woman who feared the eat would "take the baby's breath?" -, "v' i.