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OLD GAMES FOR THE YOUNG
Blindfolded Player Must Recognize Others by Feeling With Large Spoon Instead of Hands. In the game called "A Spoonful of Fun," Instead of feeling with his bands in, order to discover who it is that he has caught, the blind man is given a large spoon which he uses as a wand. As in "Silence," the players must all remain perfectly still. Direct ly he succeeds in finding some one the blindfolded player tries, T)y deftly touching him here and there with the spoon, to discover who it is. As it is much easier than anybody who has not tried can possibly imagine to dis cover the Identity of a . person by spoon touching, it is best for the un blindfolded players to try and disguise themselves as much as possible. Some might stand on tiptoe to make themselves appear taller, others tie handkerchiefs round their necks or wrap themselves up in shawls; and the boys might remove ' their telltale collars or put on their overcoats. CLEVER AFTER-DINNER TRICK Plate May Be Lifted by Common Rad ish by Butting in Half and Pressing Against Surface. Cut a radish in half, press the low er surface firmly against a plate, as is shown In the diagram, and you can Radish Lifts Plate. lift the plate, to which it clings as closely as a boy's wet leather disk to the pavement. Young Financier. " Freddie came into the house one day and said . that the woman . next door had offered him a penny if he would tell what his mother had said about her. ' , "I'm so glad you didn't tell," re marked his mother. "I wouldn't have her know for anything that I even mention her. You're a wise little boy, my dear." "You bet I am," returned Freddie. "When she offered me the . penny I told her that what you said was some thing awful and it was worth half a dollar." BOY'S WORK AND PLAY IN THE COUNTRY Tit Si y,' rt j 1 37 . Sic - f"", ii"x tL A Boy's One of the most serious troubles that I had when a. boy was the ecold ings I received from farmers for dig ging up their pastures and meadows In unearthing woodchucks. Rail fences and post piles had to suffer when old Shep, chased a woodchuck into his hole or under them: One of the boys would usually keep an eye out for the farmer, while the rest of us would throw posts and rails and did for Mr. Woodchuck. ' One summer nearly every boy in our neighborhood had. a pet wood- chuck,that was kept in a cage, and some of them became very tame and would eat , from our hands, clover, grass, apples and sweet corn,' which MISS MUFFET AT FOOD SHOW How Much Did She Weigh After Eat ing Seven Kinds of Food and Gath Bering Many. Packages. ; You "remember that In Mother Goose Miss Muffet was very found of curds and whey. She liked other things, too. Listen: When Miss Muffet visited the food show she ate seven different kinds of breakfast food and gathered : ten pounds of sample "packages. Then she stepped on the free weighing ma- AS, THtg (mwu ftisitf-ft Miss Muffet at Food Show. chine and found that her weight had increased 10 per cent; whereas, if she had eaten twice as much breakfast food the gain would have been 11 per cent. Can you tell how much Miss Muffet weighed when she arrived at the food show? At the food show Miss Muffet weighed 111 1-8 pounds when she ar rived. She ate one and one-ninth pounds of breakfast food and gath ered ten pounds of samples, which in creased her weight 10 per cent. RIDDLES. What cannot be called a disinter ested act of hospitality? Entertaining a hope. - Why are the stars the best astrono mers? . i ' Because they have studded (stud led) the heavens since the creation. Why is a schoolmistress like the letter C? Because she forms lasses into classes. What two words contain all the vowels and In their proper order? Facetious, abstemious. Why is it impossible for a person who lisps to believe in the existence of young ladies? Because with him every miss is a myth. Why is an old chair that has a new bottom put to it like a paid bill? Because It has been re-seated (re ceipted). , When does a . man sit down to a melancholy dessert? s When he sits down to wine and to pine. . What is the difference between a mother and- a barber? The latter has razors to shave, and the former has shavers to raise. 3 .4 ! J f . . . 74 I .' . Pet. are their favorite articles , of food, s. Woodchucks usually burfow near or chards or pastures and are easy to trap. A No. 1 or No. 2 trap is usually used and is.set in their holes arid cov ered with -leaves and dirt. This is not necessary, however, as they are not suspicious animals and are. easily caught in a trap. They are very much disliked by farmers on account of the danger of farm animals breaking a leg by step ping in their holes. ;! A full grown woodchuck will put u;i a game fight against a dog, and when in thin flesh in the spring it' takes good dog to master one. X ? -. , : W. M. K. DIVINITY OF WORLD Nothing Can Be More Worthy of Worship "Tj nan the Mothers of Men. We shall sometime find out that the real divinity of this world is the moth er. A few know; it now, but the most prefer strange gods. ''': Because men always have and still do worship, it is fair to assume that they always will. Every man exalts something or some one to . whom' he pays homage. Every man has some one place more sacred than all the rest," where he stands in awe. '"' ' No man can worship without taking upon himself the image and likeness of the being or thing which he adores. Everjr heart that loves has the divine right to be the first wooed and won. ' The man who said that' .God com mands men to love Him ,did not under stand the nature of the human heart. The old religion and the old worship have done about all they can for this world. The old themes are thread bare, they make no impression. ' It lb probable that for every man who read the Bibla this morning there .were thousands who read the newspapers. Current Events Interest. What the editors and correspond ents, who are on earth now say today is of more interest to the average man tnan what Paul or Habakkuk said tne day before yesterday. The current re ligion is archaic. It belongs to the past. The time has arrived for a new divinity, and that divinity is "The Mother." Men have worshiped vari ous and useless things. There is nothing more worthy than the moth ers of men. - It requires but the slightest effort to adapt all we think or fancy of God to what we know of the mother. Men speak of God as being a mystery, providence and power, author . and preserver of life, the inspirer and help er. We do not know that he is any of those things, we do not know what he is. But those terms are applicable to the mother of men. She is the vast and sacred mystery, tha keeper of the miracle and sanctity of life. Lying beneath her loving heart in the mysterious birth sleep, fashioned by Nature's deft and unseen hand, life awaits the moment when with sur prised and startled cry it comes upon the shores of this strange world. If ther.e is anything about our thought of God that we cannot trans fer and adopt to our thought of moth er and . motherhood then our idea of God is poor and mean and our idea of motherhood is meaner still. The Di vine Providence is a theory a theory that is not warranted by the facts of life and the world. The maternal providence is a fact without which mankind would perish from the earth. All that they claim for Christ, all and more, may be claimed for the mother. Sufferings of Mother. They say he suffered " for us ; that he died that we might live. But the suffering upon the cross has been more than , matched thousands of times. The sufferings of the man that was crucified was less than the suffering of the mother who stood over there in the darkness and heard the agonized cry, and then, when her son was dead, knelt at the cross and clasped his feet and covered,, them with kisses and tears. The deeper and more tragic pain is that which the heart, feels. The moth ers of men "have - tasted death for every man." The old religion has much to say about the necessity of forgiveness. As a matter of fact, most of the sins of this. world consist of wrongs commit ted against mothers and the children of mothers. If motherhood' were hon ored as divine, if throughout the so cial, the industrial and the business world no injustice was done, no wrong committed against a mother nor. her child, sin would disappear- from, the earth. We should nothen build cathedrals and temples for the gods, and poor houses for women and children.' - The time will come when we will take our divinity from the skies. and, having domesticated it, make for it a house in the world that is now. . Our Christian civilization will then be succeeded by a humane civiliza tion. All that is of value in this world; all of virtue and excellence, all of par manent good, depend upon the respect, the reverence, the adoration in which the sons of men hold the mothers of men,:-Rev. John Emerson Roberts. . Essence of the Divine. "If there be any Virtue, if there bo any praise, think on these things."" To admire what is admirable, to adore what is adorable, to follow what Is noble, to remember -any such ex amples that have crossed our earth ly pilgrimage, that have brightened its darkness and cheered its dullness, this keeps alive before ' us the ideal of human nature and the essence of the divine nature. The good thoughts, the good deeds, the good memories, of those who have been the salt and the. light of the earth, do not perish with their departure. They live on still, and those .who have wrought them live in them. '- Better Than Before. ' " Prosperity is a painted window, which shuts out much of the cleat light of God, and ohlywhen the blue. and the crimson, and the golden tinge are removed, is the glass restored ta Its full transparency. Adversity fchus takes away tingo, and color, and dim ness, and we see our God Car bettel than before, if our eyes are prepared for the light. Spurgeou. - ' " 7T HOW MONEY CAN BE T1 iff f i ivinmti iiiit.ihnfr A String of White Wyandottes. . (By KATHKRINE ATHERTON v GRIMES.) . , People who go to the market tO'buy eggs or poultry always want the best they can get And the only way they can tell is by the looks. So if you want to get good prices for your poul try products, you must make them look nice. ' At this time of year your most im portant product will be your eggs. The boy with only a few hens will hardly be able to dox any shipping on v his own account, but must depend on his home market. There are, however, several ways in which he can get a little more than market prices for his eggs. One way is to arrange with , your home dealer to furnish him strictly fresh eggs, graded and guaranteed, for his 'finest class of trade. Any grocer likes to get eggs that he knows he can recommend, and is willing to pay a good price for the .same. As many town' customers buy their eggs just a dozen at a time, it adds to the attractiveness and salability of your goods if they are put up in neat car tons holding just that number. Of course your eggs must be clean. If your hens are of several kinds, you are likely to get eggs that are not uni form in color. Sort them so as to put each color by itself. - If you have never tried this plan, you -have no Idea how much nicer your eggs will look, and anything that adds to their appearance helps your price. Not long ago the following little every-day occurrence was noted in a grocery where many eggs were being brought in. A great bucketful had been offered for sale, and the clerk was busy counting them out They were like Joseph's coat, of "many col ors," but It is to be hoped his coat was not like them in being stained and " dirty. - "Anything with a shell on passes for an egg with some folks," grumbled the disgusted clerk, as he gingerly fished out two or three specimens that were most indisputable "old," and laid them carefully to one side. "If these old things didn't come out of a last year's hen's nest I'll miss my guess." At last he finished his counting, and returned to the counter to settle with their owner. "Twelve cents is the best we can do on that grade of eggs," he said. "TXTa,ia avavIao lol trffV tlQTr TrTi 9 "I thought you were paying more than that," protested the woman who had brought them in. "I had to lay out over two dozen ESSENTIAL PART IN TOMATO CARE Pruning Vines Is Most Conven ient Way to Secure Stronger ; Vine and Stalk. (By J. J. CASEY. The tomato is raised in this country almost entirely for shipping purposes. They are' dedicated as a, food for all classes of people, the' laboring classes especially, who buy them, of the mar keters. I find the tomato easily grown, but I also find they must be cared for in the proper way and manner. One of the most essential parts in the culture and production of the tomato is the pruning of the tomato vines in the most convenient way and manner, to aid in a stronger rvine or stalk, and to give growth to a larger crop of to matoes which, without doubt, will give to1 the grower the i premium much above his work, j . ; - , - , If the pruning Is not done, the plant will grow slender, tall, and . have an ugly shape, and when; the crop "of to matoes get to a very . great size the plant will bear down, to the ground and the tomatoes will rot. ' . Another thing is if the tpmatoe3 set well on the unprunod plant they; will not get to any size, for . there ' is too much of the leaves and stalk to sup port. ' . '-.. ' " . The first pruning is to take place as soon as . the plants- take a start to grow after they have been set In the six-Inch cold frame. The plants should be, about, eight inches high, and y only the top pinched off. ; Next, In a day or two, pinch the tops off of the second to the bottom, suckers, and so on un til the whole plant la gone over, wait ing a day or two between each prun ing of the Buckers.. About every two weeks the tops of the stalks should be pinched out, thus'causlng the stalk to become greater in diameter, which aids "in the supporting1 of the heavy load of tomatoes. It 13 good to prune once after setting i;i the field- . Eggs to Chicks. ; Chicks should be, fed hard; bo.ied sgs only a few daya. . , . MADE WITH POULTRY that were cracked, or otherwise unsal able," replied the grocer. "If you had sorted your eggs I might have done better for you." Of course she did not like it, but whose fault was it if she could not get the highest market price? A little later another lot was brought in. There were two boxes of them, in each of which were twelve cartons, holding a dozen eggs each. One box was full of white-shelled eggs, clean as pearls, uniform in size, and packed with the small end down. The other held brown-shelled eggs, some cartons being light brown, and others dark brown. The clerk smiled as he lifted them out. "Eighteen cents a dozen, and glad to get them. Orders waiting for them A Dual-Purpose Hen. right now. Jim, go and 'phone to Mrs. Grant and Mrs. East that we've got those eggs they want." And that is the difference. When the grocer knows what he can depend on, he is willing to pay for it. He does not have to hunt a market for his best eggs, any more than you do. Another good way is to sell your eggs directly to Individual customers, thus making the middleman's profit, too. There are many people who are willing to pay from five to ten cents a dozen more than the regular mar ket price for eggs that they know will be fresh and good. A very good plan is to mark each carton with your name, the date the eggs were gather ed, and the words "quality guaran teed." It does not take 16ng to work up a fancy trade in this, way, but of course it takes a little more time than to sell direct to the " grocery. PREDICTIONS OF RAINY WEATHER Horses Neigh, Cattle Low, Pea cocks Scream,, and Ducks and Geese Are Noisy. (By A. V. MEERSCH.) It is well known that animals and fowls give, notice of the approach of rainy weather by their peculiar ac tions. Dogs and cats are less ener getic and show an unusual disposition to sleep. Sheep crowd together in a shelter place. , Horses neigh, cattle low, peacocks scream, guinea fovals squall, and ducks and gee3e are more noisy than usual. All this Is due to the decreased sup ply of oxygen in the air and to the depressing effect of damp air on their nerves. ?It gives them some difficulty in breathing and makes them listless and uneasy. ; ' Another sign of rain is seen when a cat rubs her ears and sometimes ev ery part of her coat that she can reach. . This is due In part to the dampness of the air, which penetrates the hair and. makes the skin itch, but Is chiefly due, perhaps, to the air be ing heavily charged with electricity. The! hair of . the cat becomes heavily charged, too, and she rubs it to make it smooth, and to' brush away, the peculiar sensation electricity causes Perhaps you have noticed that the leaves of the dandelion and clover fold up and go to sleep, so to speak, when the rain is near. As these plants never open their leaves without the stimulating influence of sunshine, the cloudy sky puts them to sleep. An other reason for the change is the ex pansion of the air vessels ' ' of the plants, due to the damp "air which causes the leaves to contract and close, Just as paper curls when qne side , of it is moistened. Most Useful Blrd. t' The common plover is one of the most; useful .birds in the land, as it destroys snails,' wire worme; beetles and all sorts of obnoxious ' insects. In Scotland these birds are protected by law !; -W'v ' -' ' - Conducted by the National Woman' - Christian Temperance Union. TEMPERANCE IN MUCH FAVOR r . Many Crowned Heads of Europe Are Teetotalers Characteristic Words of the Kaiser. ' In an' article by an "Ex-Attache." re- gently published in the Chicago Trib une, an interesting list of sovereigns who are abstainers ia given. Accord ing to this writer, teetotalism is the rule, rather than the exception, among the rulers of the old world. He says that "Alfonso XIII. of Spain, and his mother, Queen Christina, ' are both to tal abstainers. So, too, is Victor Em manuel III. of Italy, as well as Queen Wllhelmlna of Holland, and her moth er. Queen Emma, the two queens . of Sweden, and King Gustave Adophue. Czar Ferdinand of Bulgaria, and George V. of Great Britain." "In Sweden," explains the writer. 'the present king and his consort have undoubtedly been Influenced in becoming teetotalers by his mother, the dowager Queen Sophia, who for over forty years has been the most powerful supporter and advocate of the temperance movement in Scandi navia." Of the ruler of Bulgaria he remarks that his habit of total abstinence is a matter of policy due to the advice of his' wonderfully clever mother and most sagacious political adviser. King George of England quietly cut off all alcohol without any fuss or publicity, while he was still prince of Wales. Queen Mary allows no alco holics to the princes of the royal household and has displayed a keen nterest in the emperance movement in England. The German emperor, though not a total abstainer, is doing much to en courage temperance among his sub jectsl We recall his words to the navy : "Nerve strength is endangered and undermined by the use of alcohol. Those nations which, take the small est quantity of alcohol win the day." PATHETIC APPEAL OF A WIFE. Heart-Rending Letter Written to Edi tor of Oregon Paper by Spouse of Confirmed Drunkard. A drunkard's wife recently wrote a most heart-rending letter to the editor of a daily paper in Portland, Oregon: "I come to you with my trouble," she said, "because your paper seems to have a mighty power, for good against evil. Can't- you start something against the saloons, or have we drunk ards wives got to endure hell on earth continually? Whisky is bad enough for the drunkard, but oh, I have not words to express how awful it is for a drunkard's wife. ... I am only one out of a million who endure this torture and unsually without a word of complaint because of the ; shame and disgrace.- I would not tell my name for anything. My husband is a business man, makes plenty of money, and when sober is very kind to me. Sometimes I pity him as a mother might a crippled child;, some times I hate him, thinking oh, I can't tell what I have thought!" This, and much more, is confined in her desperation to the editor, and she concludes with questions that must strike home' to the heart and conscience of every voter: "But, oh, why are the saloons? Why are saloons? Must we endure this suf fering worse than death so that the pockets of a few may be filled with money? Must our homes continue to be broken up, our children made fa therless, or have such a father that is worse than none? Must our boys be given up to these saloon hells? Must our girls marry them and suffer as I have suffered? Where, oh. where is help?" ' : ' MUST KILL LIQUOR TRAFFIC Stands Convicted of Many Crimes Be . fore Courts and People and Therefore l! Must Go. Whatever endangers the public health is a public nuisance and MUST GO.y Whatever corrupts the public mor als, is a public crime-breeder and MUST GO. v y Whatever impairs the public intelli gence is a public nuisance and MUST GO. - f Whatever contributes to want and waste is a public pauperizer . and MUST GO. -y Whatever debauches American citizenship is a public peril and MUST GO. : Whatever destroys the home is theN nation's worst 'enemy and MUST GO. 1 The liquor traffic stands convicted of all . these things before the courts and before the. people,-therefore the liquor traffic MUST GO. . , Not Boasting About It. . With great satisXaction the liquor papers publish the statement that St. Louis has six saloons for every church. They seem to think this to be an, ideal condition. WewiU guarantee that a a city; St. Louis is not 'proud tf the fact, if it is a fact," and we would like to see . any prospectus of real estate boards or organization of business ben which sets I'orth , this) claim as an inducement for manufactories and families to locate in that, city. Ex change: V-,- ' ' ' '