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—Exchange.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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?"
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