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THE SOULS IN THE CHERRY TREE. 11Y ANN' A 1TTU2 O Chlkn San live! with her mamm.i and nt'r 01,1 n"10' Vm,s a sm ill bamboo house at the foot of tti in jntaln. In the garden them was a great - !, true tfi.it bkoni"d noiUHIf uliy, v, a ' nk and white blossunis, dur- K the tii". tn ot April. J a hr ml sjbIi of liliiu silk, tied be- ml in a big bow. All day long snc ayed In the pretty garden where (he erry tree bloomed, nnu wnen me ngni ind sdrred the branc hes she fnncleil that n mnk nml white Mowers hummed a O Ch ka tried to remcmncr the tune, anil .... -1... I. 1.1 T,v.A MM. 1 . iw 11 sounded: M.Utill.i:. "When rhe was told nf the summons of the Tux Woman, your little mother came forward with misgiving to greet her po litely and offered rice to her gueat. ".Vow that I have eaten your rice," paid the l'ox Woman whin she bad eaten gieeddy, "give me the little lacquer box wlnen your honorable lord left la your keeping." In n vour obedient mother heard this rciinest she turned pale. The S1amur.il bad j bidden her at parting never to give to any me I he amall and exnu!lte lacquered box 'which he then intrusted to her care. Therefore .she said to the )'x WoinaJi'--i "1 cannot part with' the lacquered box. ' Seven time the Vox Woman repeated her retiiiest mid wnn reven times refuse! I by your obedient small mother. her Vmi beard the melodv she said:- f The last of the seven times she called out I is . s nig . f the Samurai' Wlwri Ihre.iU nlngly .- "You will sorrow for thlA, Id i i w nidi rfiilly le.irn to ring It. O .1" O Foolish One!" Then immediately a an O Jo Sama incurs Y mug Lady strong w Ind nro."e, nnd blew tire Fox Wom ni 8 mural are the knight- uf Jipm. in far away to the battle fields, where In "I icirned to sin;; It from the cherry iho midst of his soldiers, your orave ramer l-ii ms ' answered the little ran. it is was lighting. The Fox Woman stood close to the edge of the bittle ground, nnd nu the soldiers , foil to the ground slain she gathered up' th ir departing souls and packed them one nft i an tluT into her bap. which after a while bpm to resemble a great pudding. At last your fither fell In tho fighting. His soul pin tho wicked witch stole nnd .stuffed Into the bag, and when tho battle ,w.is mdid tho strong winds blew the Fox Woman to the foot of this mountain, where she tdanted the souls under the roots of th" cherry tree. Having thus revenged herself rhe made or way into the presence of your grand parent, who, with his household, lamented too death of his Eon. "You may well Weep," she said, "for the souls of your son and his soldiers are Im prisoned beneath the cherry tree. They ennnot riso to heaven to claim the re w'ard of bravery. All this have I done be cause thy daughter denied me. a trifling gift on my departure from your hospitable 1 abode." Having said these terrible words the wicked witch was blown by the wild winds to lur cavo in the mountain and was heard i of no more; but upon hearing what she I said your grandparent was angered at I your young mother because she had 1 caused the imprisonment of tho souls in l tlio cherry tree. Ills anger continued to grow, nnd at length he turned your mother 1 from his door, bidding her never to return 'unless the poor souls were freed from 1 their tree prison. "It Is because of this the once black i.a.r of your beautiful small mother has become white with grief, though she still pilaris with care the small lacquered box which caused the sorrow, " concluded Vvni, "Ilni! Hal!" sighed little O Chlka, "If I but knew the way to set free the souls!" "Alas, no one knows how to accomplish that so desirable thine," said Uinf. and r;v : ' iA A Flower Hunt. I HOW FROGS CAME TO BE. TD you ever hear how fromi orlflnat- ed? It Is a queer fttory. but then It happened a lonjf time iffo, when tlie world wan voumr and all sorts of queer thlntrs wcr happening. We cun, of courao, believe as much or ns little of euch stories as we please, but at least they entertain us. I now as to the frogs, they came into ne- ing Decnuao a weary, thirsty woman was prevented from setting a drink of water. Hero Is the way tho tory 1 tola: I.atona was a beautiful goddeaa, who lived with tho other iroddeiuea and gods on Mount Olympui, where Jupiter and Juno reigned, as you know. Hhe wa aisim gulshed for many things, but chiefly for being tho mother of Apollo BJid Diana. It seonia that oho Incurred the 111 wilt of Juno In somo way and tu banished from Olympus, with no nlaco to out hor foot and no shelter for her weary head, for Juno had made Terra, the Earth, promise that she should not find rest anywhere. Neptune, the god of tho sea, however, took, pity on tho bsnlshod goddess and In vited her to the Isle of Delos, whloh then floated under the water, but rose to the surface at his command. There ehe found teace and comfort, end there she brought un her two famcus childron. Apollo to become the god of the sun and Diana the coddess of the moon. 13ut perhaps you are wondering what all this has to do with the frogs. It Is said that one day while Iatona was wander ing desolate and weary with her children while they were yet babies she came to a pool of clear, sparkling water. Half dy ing with thirst, goddess as she was. she ran toward tho pool to drink some of tho cool water, but a crowd of ugly yokela surrounded It and kept her away. She had up to this time borne her privations and sufferings with patience pud resignation, but at this act of wan ton cruelty her patlcnoe gave way and turning furiously on tho yokels she turned them all Into croaking frogs, which they have remained to this day. SUB SAT l!KiII)i; THh OLD SK.HVA.VI. "lia U.l.'iiTm.l i:rat. "It must be the R..n the breeze blew the floweis from side ouls in the Tree " ' "I'K an1 anln th" llttlc B'r! funclcu 8ne O Ch.ka San, like other little girls, was could hear the murmur of a song. o e Two ohjecta aro hidden In this picture. 'When they nrv round put them together and they will tell you tlie name of tills llower. The otitlluu letters iu the picture when found and made Into a. word will tell you when the flower blooms. niwayi e.iger to hear a story; so she s.it Foftly the music died awav, and from the qui k v d vin bi-slde the old servant, who bamboo house thr-.ru came tho volco of O was pull" ling rlep for cakes in a wooden i, Rika's mother, and the clilld quickly bowl, and begged UmG to relate the strange taic t the Suuli in the Chbrry Tree. " len you were a baby." began 1'mi?, "your h'lir.ible father, who wa a ta rn jus Samurai, was wickedly killed In a great batt'o. Your heautiful mother wept unceasingly, not so much hecause of her loss, for she could not fall to rejoico that h so luble an end Khmild befall her Sn'.l f ', husband, but a dreadful thing bappciPd also on the day of battle the Fox Woaun tht cruei witch of the mountain, ia,ne t . to Yapi'lkl of your respected grmupj,--ert and demanded to see your mother ubuyed the summons. "Itai' Hil' Heautiful young mother with the w! Ite h-ilr, did you call me?" she said. M j rrvt IP W v Wmn 0'C0J.O'C0l-OTiOiO'C0 eyes of her mother. "It Is most sweetly sung." bhe said. She arcwe, and going to a carved cabinet opened a number of small doors, until at last there lay exposed upon a velvet cushion a binall, beautifully pol ished box. "This." said she to O CUlka San. "is the I box, and you must somo day promise to keep it always." Then she replnced It, i carefully clrnlng ono after another the I many small doors. During that night O Chlka San, who I could not sleep for thinking of the Souls In the 'I ree, arnw and stole from her room I to peep once more at the mysterious little box which had caused so much ini.schler. I Pho drew it forth quickly from the, cahl ,net, but alas, the room was so dark s-ho could not fco it. "Hal!" whispered O Chlka San, "I will I push back the ShoJI and go out Into tao , ni'.onllgbt, where 1 may look at the beau i tlful box." J In the moonlit garden everything was as I bright as day. O Chlka laughed at her shadow, for the loops of her big sash looked like wings. She examined the box admiringly and while she was thus en gaged the wind sighed through tho cherry tree. Something seemed to urge O Chlka San to sing, and she began the melody In her clear voice. Suddenly as she sang a strange rustling and clanking nroie In the branches of the tree atxve her head. Ai she looked up the sight which sh saw almost caused her to drop the lacqnvred box In astonish ment. From every cherry blossom there hail burst forth suddenly tho head of a Jap aneie soldier, nnd as each of tlie.so ap-poa-ed tho rmirmvr of tho song grew louder, until tho trf-e, with its Grange O Chlka San, thou ahalt open the box and thy mother will know that thou hast released the souls. The voice of her father died away and O Chlka San no longer afraid. Joyfully pressed a spring In the side of the box. At oqce the cover sprang open and a small blue llame burst forth, from which there arose an Incense that soon hid the cherry tree In a great blue cloud. Once again there aros the mur.Tiur of the Samurai song: ' 1 knew a boy who was so thin lie blew away one day, And couldn't get bock horn until The wind blew t'other way. O- did 1re mean "fae STocWtns -SaJtd Ann -j do 'you Suppose - And wvs X They si coud pla,V "tVe hose; ? The Difficult Diamonds. sr ' i?iif!i.fta,'Vrv v. M,.,a',iv'd5?r,it '.V.I'' IWi". AfA-.''tfr' Mowers, shook with tho sound of many voices singing. Then the singing ceased, una n .poke from among the many heads of tne Sjmurat: "I Ittle Cherry Illossom," commanded the voire, "ojn the lacquered bix. for iX length the time has come to free us. that xv mav seek in heaven our rest aiid re ward for brave det.ls. I am thy honor able father. Seven times thy obedient, beautiful mother refusal tho box to the Fox Woman. Seven years, therefore, our souls have remained Imprisoned. ail cM only Iki set free it the box were still In Uie possession of thy dutiful mother. .Now, ,J 'V ,; 'l-iN'.'.fe.'A'j: ' U"-.'-f '"', .' "f " ."'.-'s"4 m' i-' r fi ''''.''' l i w r. n.j i . . - V.:''fv 1 So)n nlinl'H the dprise elrllilR Uttte O PhlWn .'v.ijw, nuaiiun j tuii.in vi. rM.i,,.4v:in .id ling In a thin mist and vanishing In tht I moonlight. 1 When the last of them had dlsappearcl !the strange blue cloud melted slowly and u Lnika ran to aw.iken her mother and old I'raf , who were still sleeping soundly. In tho moonlit garden beneath the cherry tree the little girl told her wonder ful story. Suddenly the young Japanese mother, whose whlto hair glistened llk- silver threads, pointed to a lautlful blue blossom upon the tree, nnd at alght of this they all wept with Joy, for it was the token that the souls were free at last. I. ;7 a .vr5 . ..1 . .it .j M: J X- 1 1 ilVS I 'H-.iVt rn.li. ,.4,-,.! - ,j -" t .,i-flV." ' ' v. "v;..'r A GAME FOR LONG EVENING?. CITIF.S AND TOWNS is an interes-tlng game for winter evenings. It requires no preparation further than a large sheet of paper and a pencil for each person. First choose a loiter, then agree to write for thre minutes. Each person must write the namrs of all the cities or town? ho or sno can think of In that time, begin ning with the given letter. For instance, the letter chosen la II. The list may look liku this: Hoston. llrookline. Hrooklyn. And so on, A rapid writer, with a ready memory, can write two hundred names under some letters. Of course, V's and V. y are not to plentiful. When the three minutes have expired ono person reads his list, while the others cross off their own lists the duplicates, leaving In the end the names which they alono wrote. The one havlng-the largest lLst undupll cated by the rest keeps that score, and at the end of the alphabet or the game adds his partial scores together. The one hav ing tho best total wins. Thin Is a Jolly wsv to spend nn hour at homo or with company. For a pilze a little globe filled with bonbons Is appropriate. How many linos Is It necessary to draw on this picture to separate each of tho diamonds from all the reit. so that each diamond occupies a little com partment to Itself? All the lilies must he Mrainht. hut they may hu as loan as Is necessary. Doln' sums In 'rlthmetlc is bad enough for me. An' spellln's not much easier, so far as I can see; Jogerfy Is also hard, an' grammar defini tions Hut worst of all the horrid lot Is wrltln' compositions. WRITIN' COMPOSITIONS. Got to be particular an' never make a blot. Or Miss Marlail make you write It over, like as not; "An' don't get any help at home," she says "on no conditions!" Can't blame a feller can you now for Than have to write Just one of thoe old, hatln' compositions? pky composition1)' IUUlln' hair an" frownln' Just like Dad don't help a mite Can't study up a thing to say by workia' half the night: I'd rather learn a grammar "fall" ot awful definitions In Jumbleland. "TJ1IH," SAID Kill'.. "IS Tin; I10X." . I 1 ".My Pink Cherry Blossom," replied her. mamma, ume lias toiu me oi mo kjuji you learned herath tho tree, sing it to me, if you please." O Chlka San bowed politely nnd sang tho melody in a clear voice. When she had T1IKW5 AKO.si: AN l.Nri.NSE. finished there wcro tears in mo sou, uarK THE PASSING OF PATSY. 3ATSY started life under very I mamma," suggested Alice. "That's a bully p . ..f ant conditions, l'atsy v..is a Idea, AlUe," assented "Jim." Into tho gr.ai a small, lively nnd vry I house the- both tan and l'atsy followed biai k goat with long wavy whls-1 along behind. First they found an old pit- ,! n vast nnnrrcUtion ot a tlroat, which they put around I'atsy's 4 i, Kntuv ancnt his llrst voar iniii'oni lees anil iiuitunen over ins uutn. a st ubbly pasture eating thistles j Then the sunbonrot and a pink ribbon nnd stray tin cans until ho was discovered by ' Jim's" father. "Jim" wanted a goai Mid a 1 ttle cart for his birthday, t-o "Jims" father thought that l'atsy would lank fine hitched to a little red cart with a smart harness on him. l'atsy was taken to "Jim's" house and Introduced to tho Inmlly He behaved beautifully. His man ners seemed to be bom In him. "Jim" and his si.-ter Alice hitched l'atsy Into the shiny red cart and drove him nil around tho town. to irouud his nnck, tied In a big bow under lis whiskers link was very becoming to rntsy's complexion, they thought. They were both tmrrenselv proud of their worli. l'atsy was looking himself over, with a v.umWIm: expression on nli wrinkled face, when "Jim" decided toglvt him a good look at himself, so ho led l'atsy Into his mother's room nnd Ktoppod him h"foro her long plate muir. I'attiy held bin breath for a moment. Was that a goat before him, or what was It? Ho Thnv lmiL'ht h m to back nnd turn shook juh neau anil mnrapni hts foot. Tho nround to stop when they paid "Whoa, .mlmal before him stamped bis foot and Pat!" and never had a mishap. Ho was so shook Ills head. My. what a naucy goat! I lliiPilCtW011 T,.U JUMBLE BARNYARD. ). A tKW It WmiWm 1 A one wave of his magic wmul he has W' f"- ffl V PVry . Mi M WE!' fSruf wrought such transformations that tho M II V f I I 1 tv r "fi liil iiiili sBr i' imlmals do not .'mow one another. What WW .11 i , .V1 V 1 M il B Y A I - --Ai' ! is tho matter with the jumble barnyard ; tff M I i V At V 1 V,i I 1 ) I i 3f copyriohtioos, di- tECTOR. POnrELD. Seo If you can tind out why the niiirnals By F V ' bi 'If IW ,' I W ' 7r7E''t-. . Vf a Or, juoSC- 1 There were threo crows sat on a tree, lwnnriMM sjiiisMs1jiii i'i ? sr ' " WZiZmTsf?! C As (,t C!U7S ns crows cotild be; ,0iOSiOS0000',C00'OVONOSOOv-0iO'.OV.C MSjXZZX.w cawed ono old crow unto his mate: tiikh 'miBgtfBpir "What cause have wo to caw at fato?" A POUND OI I mild and tamo tho children put a sunbon net on him. like tho hats the horses wore, they said Ho drew a cart full of dolls and roldlet-M as carefully ni If ho wus carrying the only heir to a throne. One day Allen's mother went to tho city 1o pend the day. It became pretty tire some at homo. "Jim" nnd Alice played everything they could think of. They both ered the rook until she sent thorn out of tho kitchen, At last they wero driven to Tatsy for consolation. l'atsy wns In fine spirits. Ho frisked about tho ynrd, butting everything ho came to and kicking up his heels with playfulness, "I.t'3 dress him un and put him In tho house to surprlao Patsy began to bo angry. Ho stamtiod both forefeet; so did tho other goat. Tho children shouted with laughter. Patsy could stand such Impudence, no longer. He ran for that goat, and, lowering his head, butted tho enemy with all his mJeht. Cm Mi I 13nng! went tho mirror, and poor rainy struggled on mc other side of It, with the empty frame hanging on him, Alas! Tho enemy had eswvped, Of course, when the children's mother returned she wns somewhat surprised, and though Patsy escaped punishment the llttlo ones did not. This was Patsy's last otraw, "Jim's" father found Patsy a new home. XZXXX Head Cotjltj Hot bz SSLXXKr-3 Bbeohb t&H: ukmd -XXXXX Them: Fsusre ucce 22.E Him: 'Frct&x? ths ArrTsnyrTr'1 ar Bra Ambit:eon (slXSZZXZ Tho blanks in t ho sign painter's story are tlllt-d In with tho kudo letters changed about to make different words. As you see In somo of tho blank places a new letter una uecu jimicu, Cawed t'other crow unto tho first, "Heboid a cause of causes worst Yon comes a man In rearch of fun I know because 1 see Ills gun." Then cawed tho first unto tho three, I caw because no gun I see. Tet cause have we for cawing now That gun a a camera, I vow!" Then cawed third crow unto the two, "A camora's no cause, 'tla true. Our pictures now will taken be, llecause wc cawed upon tills tree." Then Just because there wns no cause To caw they enwed without a pause. And cause or no cause, you can bet Those three black crows are cawlny yot. I.UItANA W. SHELDON. T HONEY. HU "busy beo" Is a typo of Industry around from canton to canton teaching th tho world over, but wo get a new con ception of how busy tho llttlo Insect really U when we are told that It takes the nectar from at least twenty-flvo him- art of beekeeping. It is said that tho Ger man government, too, takes special Inter est In It, requiring schoolmasters to pas dred thousand flower to make one pound , n" examination la the art. of honey. lTiat la what an experienced beekeeper says, und his estimate Is founded on a careful calculation. Btekeepern are very Important people In some parts of the world. Tako Hwltzer land, for exnmple, where honey is a staple artlcla of food, bread ajid honey being the standard breakfast, even among the peas ants. The largest hotels there serve It ns the principal Item of their morning bills of fare. 3o Important Is the bee Industry In that little country that men are paid to go llut tho greatest beekeepers In the world are to be found in this country. There are man In California, for instance, who own from two thousand to twelve thousand swarms of bees eae,,. mil during the (low ering season the, 'itit cut theje su.i.-.ni to the owners of orchards. Ono jK-cullar feature of bee farming In the West is tho practice of keeping swarms on floating bee houses, so that they may follow the streams to find new flower pastures. This, by the way, was deno In I'gypt thousands of years ago.