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Btlll wo reap, from day to day,
Thorns, with roees, oa tho way;
Yet, In even the darkest night,
Cometh dreams and gleams of light!
Borrow—coming to destroy,
Is lotesbadowing of Joy!
—Atlanta Constitution.
The tenderfoot sportsman who goes
to tho Wheelertown settlement In
these days finds himself treated with
kinder consideration than he has any
reason to expect—far kinder, In fact,
than any real woodsman would accord
him elsewhere around the southeast
corner of the Adlrondacks. This Is
not due to any natural defect In the
Wheelertown woodsmen. They have
just as hearty a contempt for the Ig
noramus as all other good woodsmen
have, but since Abner Chase came
from Buffalo last spring they are will
ing to give even n tenderfoot with a
shiny outfit a chance to show what's
In him before they turn him over to
the professional guides.
Mr. Abner Chase brought more Joy
to the community than any tourist
that has fished 1 Jttlo black Creek dur
ing the last three years, for he was
confessedly the tenderest tenderfoot
that ever combined experience with
silver-plated outfits. He couldn't tell
spinach from turnip tops nor corn
from quack grass, but ho said he was
"ambitious to learn the woodcraft,"
and when he expressed “entire confi
dence In the ability” of Wheelertown
backwoodsmen as "Instructors” they
"calculated" they'd "learn him some
thing, sure.”
So far as the arts of fishing for trout
and applying tar oil to keep off punkiea
and deer files were concerned, Mr.
Chase was carefully and sincerely In
structed by Mr, Bob Alien, with whom
ho boarded: hut when on the third
dny after arrival he said he wished
ho "could have a hand-to-hand con
flict with a bear after the Norwegian
stylo," and then explained that In the
Norwegian style of conflict tho hunter
used a knife only, the boys thought
they'd give him a run for his money
In a way that would make him and
them remember for years to como.
They admit now that It was a low
down trick to plgn for any tourist, hut
still they aren't sorry they did It.
Because hears are scarcer Ilian they
used to be, and because they know
well that men carry guns of marvel
ous powers, tho chance of arranging
a personal meeting between Mr. Chase
ami a bear was too remote for consid
eration. But Ben Oratrlx, who lives
half a mile north of the Wheelertown
qcboolhouse, hud a big, shaggy, black
mongrel dog—an ugly brute—Abut tho
boys thought would servo Instead of
Ursus, and they told Mr. Chase they
guessed they could give him a chance
to try.
> Accordingly, Bob Allen and Bud
North took the tenderfoot Into the
woods, one afternoon, and with a big
rag well soaked in fish oil dragging
behind him at the end of a rope they
led him to and fro for four hours and
dually stopped In front of tho big hol
low birch that stands beside the old
reservoir trail, near the abandoned
Pardy clearing. Then they nil went
borne for the night, but Just before
daylight the next morning they got
Chase out of bed and sent him alone
up tho trail to take a stand in the hol
low birch and wait for a bear to come
along In search of the half they had
been dragging tho dny before,
Mr. Chase had no doubt that a bear
would come, for the boys assured him
they had seen abundant signs, and
that the bait was sure to draw. He
accordingly prepared himself with
care for the occasion. He wore a line
leather coat which, as tho boys had
been careful to loam, cost $lB. On his
head he put a scarlet cap, because, as
he explained, the Indians always wore
red handkerchiefs around their heads.
Corduroy trousers and twelve-dollar
hunting shoes completed his dress,
and for a weapon ho carried a carving
knife whetted to a razor edge.
Meantlmo Ben tiratlz, Jr., a lad of
17, had gone up the trail leading the
dog. and to his delight he was having
much trouble in doing It. For the un
fortunate beast had been kept without
food since the morning before, and
Just before starting for the woods he
had been allowed to smell of but not
to taste a comfortable piece of meat
Banked by bread and potatoes covered
with gravy. Young Ben had gone up
tho trail to a point half a mile or so
beyond the old hollow birch to wait
till sunrise, and then to release the
dog. It was absolutely certain that
the dog would go tearing down the
trail, bound (or Us breakfast, and the
woodsmen hoped the tenderfoot would
jump out and try to stop him. They
knew the dog might get hurt In such
an encounter, but they calculated on
fcls plunging between Chase’s legs, giv
ing him a nip, and then (lying on.
They had to snort as they thought of
the way the tendefeot would come
limping In, with eyes bulging, to tell
hew the bear chawed him and then
Having seen Mr. Chase disappear up
the old trull the boys made haste to
do the chores on the Alien farm, and
then, with Mrs. Alien and the chil
dren following, they started for the
woods, just at sunrise. They were ex
pecting to meet the dog any moment
•ftcr reaching the woods trail, but it
Hid not come. They were approach
ing the last bend in the trail before
reaching the old blroh, and Mrs. Allen
tras saying she believed the dog had
taken a short cut through the woods,
poor thing, when Chase came around
the bend. He was plainly running for
life, but tho moment he saw the wo
man with the children be stopped
short and yelled.
R"Oet them up a tree, Boh! I’ll try
> stop him, but I don’t believe I can
o It.”
With that he grabbed an old sled
Stake that lay beside the trail and
Started back around the bend, while
Bob Alien and Bud North began to
iiowl with laughter. The children
(joined ecstatically, but Mrs. Allen
caught her breath, and then, turning
to Bob, said:
"Stop your fool laughing. Didn’t
you see bis coat was all ripped and
No. Bob hadn't seen that; neither
fcad Bud, and they were going on with
their howls when Chase came walking
back around the bend.
"All right!” he shouted. “He fled
tnto the woods when he saw the club,
(but that's more than the other would
bave done.”
This would have amused the boys as
■such as his previous words but (or
the fact that they could see now that
bis coat was ripped and bloody, as
Mrs. Allen had said. Moreover, his
jcwrdtiroy trousers were slashed and
y, too, bis scarlet cap was gone.
and there was * row of deep cute from
the top of his head down through his
right car to his shoulder.
"Lordy, will you look at that?" said
Allen. "Why, man alive, what's hap
pened? Ye’re all chawed up."
“Why, yes," said Chase, ns they
gathered around him. "I believe I am
cut up a bit. You see. the affair did
not function quite as I had prcmedltat
ed; I didn't anticipate seeing a flock
of bears, you know.
"I took my stand In the hollow tree,
as you Instructed me to do, and I as
sure you I hadn't waited more than
two minutes when two small bears
tame from the thick brush on the oppo
site side of the trail, one right behind
the other. They crossed over toward
me and were almost In reach when the
one behind bit the other In the heel,
and the next Instant they were, ah.
up against each other and slugging
away like prise fighters you know. If
I may use the vernacular.
"They were quite young, and It
seemed almost a pity to do It. but I
supposed I should not have another
chance, so I attacked them. By a ra
pid movement 1 grasped the nearest
one by the neck, and at the same time
plunged the knife Into the other. Then
I tried to knife the one I held, but Its
struggles were most extraordinary. 1
assure you, and 1 had to give It three
distinct thrusts.
"Meantime It had been screaming
like a haby. and while I was striving
to control It there was a crash In the
brush and out came the mother bear
with her Ups drawn back and teeth
prol Hiding.
“f don’t recollect, ah! precisely all
the.t happened, then, for she was very
much more active, you know, than any
one would Imagine. But the worst of
It all was that as 1 gave her the last
thrust the knife became fastened In
some way so that I could not with
draw It. and Just then I saw another
bear with a bushy tall coming down
the trail, and It's mouth was open,
"It was quite embarrassing, I assure
you. but I remembered seeing a slend
er tree down this way which I thought
I might climb further than the bear
could, and I was running for that when
1 met you.
"1 hope the lady will pardon my ap
pearance,” he continued, as he drew
the how of his necktie from behind his
neck and wiped some of the blood from
his face with a handkerchief. "It's
unusual, I assure you, to find myself
lu such a predicament.”
Finding that Chase was exhausted,
but not seriously hurt, the parly hur
ried up the trail to the old birch.
There they found young Ben Oralrlx
standing, with his eyes bulging, beside
n dead mother bear with two dead
cubs close at hand. And the carving
knife In the last and fatal thrust had
pierced botwc n two Joints of the old
bear’s backbone, where It was held
fast, ns Chase had said.
“He didn't know a bushy tailed dog
from a hear," said North, as ho tried
to withdraw the knife from (he old
bear, "but a tenderfoot who'll mix
Into a mill like that has gut the mak
ing of a good sportsman."
That opinion has been adopted by
nil who have heard the story, and
while they remember how this ten
derfoot faced a mother hear In a light
for her cubs the Wheelertown woods
men will give the tourist due consid
eration until he has had a chance to
show his metal. —John S. Spears, tu
the New York Times.
Thoughts that breathe, and words
that burn. —Gray.
I trouble myself less and less about
what a hook is: the main point is what
It brings me, what it suggests to me.
Nature Is spirit visible; spirit Is in
visible nature; the absolute Ideal is
at the same time the absolute real.
Virtue will boa kind of health and
beauty and good habit of the soul;
and vice will be a disease and de
formity and sickness of it.—Plato.
Give me neither poverty nor riches;
feed me with food convenient for me;
of lest I be poor, and steal, and take
the name of my God in vain.—Prov
Disguise thyself as thou wilt, slav
ery, still thou art a bitter draught;
and though thousands In ail ages have
been made to drink thee, tl. m art no
loss bitter on that aeeount,—Sterne.
Every life is n work of art shaped
by the man who lives it; according to
tho (acuity of the artist will be the
quality of his work, and no general
rules can supply the place of his own
direct perception at every turn. —Dick-
Slow uh n Wink.
We very often hear persons say
"Quick as a wink," when they wish
to express time that Is very short.
There Is no wonder that wo use the
comparison, (or a wink has been meas
ured. and It has been carefully ascer
tained that the time consumed in the
operation is four-tenths of a second
in the average Individual. That is,
two twenty-fifths of a second are con
i timed in closing tho eye, four twenty
fifths In resting and four twenty-fifths
in opening it again.
Winks come close lo us, for wo make
them and see them every day, and
there Is nothing with which we are
really familiar that impresses us as
consuming so little time, yet suppos
ing we should talk to light and elec
tricity about "quick as a wink” they
would laugh at us; that Is. If they
could understand us. and knew how to
laugh, (or. when we start our wink.
If light should start to dart around
the world make three circuits of
the globe and be back In time to see
the wink completed. It considers a
wink too slow for any use.
Electricity looks with yet greater
scorn on tho quickness of a wink,
(or while the eyelid Is closing It can
girdle the earth once, go around twice
more while It Is resting, and make
the fifth circuit by the time it la open.
Tarrlbl* Tiny !>•.
Much alarm is expressed in the west
about prairie dogs, which are growing
steadily and rapidly more numerous.
Dr. C. Hart of Morrlam, of the gov
ernment Bureau of Mammals and
Birds, says that there Is in Texas one
colony of the little rodents which oc
cupies continuously an area of about
25,000 square miles, the territory thus
covered measuring 150 miles one way
by over 100 miles the other.
The number of prairie dogs In this
community alone must bo at least
400,000,000, and elsewhere colonies 20
to 30 miles In length are not rare.
H Kmv WXn to Qnlt.
“Well, you run an automobile, be
long to a golf club and play ping-pong.
Next thing. I suppose, yon will be ex
perimenting with a flying machine.”
“No, sir; I know when I've fad
enough."—Chicago Tribune.
Imllna I’arla Omn.
The purity of parls green can be
quite readily and fairly accurately test
ed by dissolving It In strong ammonia
water, if pure all of the pads green
will dissolve, the solution turning a
deep blue color. Undlssolved sediment
indicates Impurities or adulteration.
Another tost Is to place a little of the
parls green between two pieces of
window glass and nib them together, if
adulterated with lime, barium sulphate,
or similar white materials. It will ap
pear to turn white In places. Paris
green of good quality Is intensely
bright green and uniform. When adul
terated, the green loses somewhat of
Its intensity and is grayish green and
Is not always uniform. —Charles D.
Woods, Director of the Maine Experi
ment Station.
lUanlphltla of Carbon.
When of good quality bisulphide of
carbon Is a colorless liquid and Is made
by passing sulphur fumes over charcoal
brought to a white heat. While per
fectly safe for handling and applying
yet great care should bo exercised to
keep It from heat or exposure to
flames. It Is extensively used in fumi
gating operation against soll-lnfecttng
pests. Its fumes are heavier than and
readily permeate throughout all por
tions of the soil to which It may be ap
plied. It readily destroys animals,
Insects or eggs found In the soil. It is
especially valuable for fumigating
buildings or grancrles Infested with
objectionable Insects or other pests. It
Is often used to fumigate plants In the
open by placing hoods over them with
the mixture in a suitable vessel under
neath. It is invaluable as a remedy
against plant lice. Inasmuch as the
fumes diffuse to every crevice and
reach these little pests where and
when It would be impossible to do so
with any other insecticide. Though a
liquid It is sold by weight and may be
had at any drug store. —Home and
of Wliont IToada.
The disease called wheat scab at
tacks the wheat heads shortly before
they ripen. A portion of the head, or
sometimes the entire head, turns to a
light brown color and dries up while
It should bn green and plump. The
kernels wither and often become moldy
and worthless. At harvest time the
chaff of affected kernels Is covered
with a pink mold which Is the cause
of the trouble.
More or less of this disease may be
found, In almost any wheat field dur
ing any season. Ordinarily. It is not
sufficiently abundant to materially af
fect the yield, but in seasons like the
present one when the rainfall Is ex
cessive before harvest. It may do a
great deal of damage.
In threshing, the majority of the af
fected kernels are driven off with the
chaff, but some of the heavier ones find
their way Into the grain sack. Flour
from such wheat must bo of Inferior
quality and perhaps It is injurious to
health. However, on the latter point
no definite Information la available.
Some varieties are more subject to
scab than others and perhaps this fact
may be turned to some practical ac
count In preventing loss from the dis
ease. No remedy other than the care
ful selection of seed from varieties not
bodily attacked is known.—F. C. Stew
art, In American Agriculturist.
Effect of I*ofhbli on Hay Crop*,
The Hatch experiment station re
ports that upon two plots of land fer
tilised with thirty pounds of nitrate of
soda, thirty pounds of dried blood.
37 1-2 pounds of dry ground fish, 273
pounds add phosphate and 371-2
pounds muriate of potash to one-fourth
of an acre, one yielded 1450 pounds at
first crop and 125 pounds of rowen.the
other 1250 pounds at first crop and 12a
pounds of rowen. Combined this was
at tho rate of 6400 pounds first crop,
five hundred pounds rowen per acre.
Two similar plots had of nitrate of
soda, dry ground fish and acid phos
phate per plot and 62 1-2 pounds muri
ate of potash. The yield of one was
1460 pounds at first crop and 260
pounds rowen, and 1460 pounds of first
crop and 265 pounds of rowen, or at
tho rate of 5840 pounds per acre of first
crop and 1050 pounds of rowen. The
cost on the two first-named plots for
fertilizer exceeded by about {4 per
acre that on the plots which yielded the
larger crops. This and the fact that
clover was most abundant where tho
most potast was used, would seem to
indicate that an Increase of potash up
to 260 pounds per acre Is more desir
able for the hay crop than an Increase
of nitrogen or phosphoric add. while
the clover sod Is expected to make tho
land better fitted for future crops. The
fertilizer used for previous crops hud
been practically equal.
To Mnko Ulilte of Fir*.
Farmers who keep hens are apt lo
stick to their old fashioned ways.
There Is a good reason for (ceding poul
try on other food than grain. The cut
green bone which we have often ad
vocated Is almost a necessity (or best
results; of course, lean meat, linseed
meal, finely cut clover hay, or alfalfa
(scalded) and such variety of food
would take the place to a large extent,
of cut bone; so also a wide range In
the fields where bugs and worms are
to be found helps to meet the need of
this change of diet
The reason for something besides
grain Is well put in a statement In one
of our exchanges as to the difficult
work for the hen In producing the al
bumen or white of the egg. “The yolk
Is composed mostly of the elements of
food that produce (at, being known as
the carbonaceous elements. In wheat
and corn the carbonaceous materials
are very abundant, but the subslanecs
from whieh the albumen le derived are
larking in proportion to the yolk pro
ducing materials. For this reason the
feeding of (owls on nothing hut grain
Is not conducive to egg production.”
So It Is evident yon are asking your
hens to make bricks without straw If
you require or expect them to lay well
without feeding them anything from
which tho white of the egg can be pro
duced. To feed rightly, balancing up
tho food, as with all other animals, will
result In profit. Nothing else will
bring this result.—Farm, Field and
Corn for Ensilage.
In planting corn for the silo it should
be remembered that a variety should he
selected which will approach maturity
before frost, or likewise there will be
a distinct loss in Its feeding value when
turned Into winter feeding ensilage.
Different varieties must naturally ba
selected for different parts of the coun
try. and each farmer must determine
for himself what kind will best suit hU
soli and climate. In making a selec
tion of ensilage corn, and in planting
It. the question of heavy yield and the
relative amount of nutriment in It
must be considered.
Some years ago experiments were
made at the Cornell station to deter
mine the amount, of corn to plant to
the acre for ensilage, and the results
seemed to Indicate that 'to get the
greatest feeding value from an aero
It was ntjf necessary to saw too thickly.
Indeed, when sown broadcast In great
quantities, It was found that the stalks
could not mature properly so as to get
their full feeding value. Such coin,
while It might give a little more to
the acre In weight, was not exactly the
best for feeding.
In order for corn to mature properly
it must have the full benefit of the sun
on all sides. If planted so thickly that
the forest of stalks shut out the sun
few of them will reach full growth,
and the amount of nutriment in a ton
of such corn will bo very small. For
the silo, then, the grain should be
planted only a little thicker than for
an ordinary grain crop of corn. In
this way the ensilage will be of a su
perior value, and the winter feeding
will prove far more effective and satis
factory.—Professor 8. N. Doty, In
American Cultivator.
I’roper Milking.
After cleanliness In milking comes
efficiency. It Includes good ways of
holding the teat, rapidity and thor
oughness of milking. The teat. If not
too short, should he grasped with the
whole hand, the Index finger and
thumb pressing, as the hand doses, a
little more firmly than tha lower fin
gers, thus forcing the milk downward,
Instead of upward. Milking with the
thumb and one or two fingers, slipping
them down the teat, Is to be con
demned, since It Is neither quicker nor
easier than the whole hand way, and
calls for the filthy practice of wetting
the (cats. Thoroughness means get
ting the last and richest drop. It Is nec
essary to milk dry. all dairymen know,
If the cow Is to bo kept up with her
milk. Rapidity of milking, unless it be
violent, stimulates the milk flow.
Finally comes the treatment of the
cow. It is of great Importance, with
the nervous cow perhaps of first Im
portance. Singing of a boisterous kind,
whistling, mattering, loud talking, to
say nothing of rough handling, certain
ly does not make the cow more com
fortable and therefore cannot be con
ducive to a full, steady flow of milk.
And do not treat the cow to different
milkers every day and to Irregular
hours of milking. Because of mere
changing about of milkers wn have fre
quently noticed In herds of fifteen or
twenty cows a decrease of jO percent
In a day’s milk, I.**. each cow become
acquainted with her milker and let tho
milker slick by her.
All of these things—cleanliness, ef
ficiency and careful treatment of the
cow—are matters of economy, for If
all the cow has Is to be got from her
and the product Is to be marketed in
first class stylo they must receive at
tention. They must be taught tho
new milkers.—Homestead.
flovrr on Onndf Roll*.
It Is not so easy to secure a heavy
growth of clover on light sandy soils
as on soils that are heavy, and the
matter of plowing under green crops Is,
therefore, more difficult owing to the
scant growth, sometimes rendering the
experiment a costly one for seed and
labor. Soils destitute of clay are not
easily gotten Into condition tor clover,
but it is possible by the use of manure,
fertilizers and green crops to get clov
er established on sandy soils. One
point to consider Is that clover is a
lime plant; that Is, it delights In soils
that are not deficient In lime, while
sandy soils are usually lacking in that
mineral substance, a crop of cow
peas, plowed under just before the seed
pods begin to dry, with about 20 bush
els of lime per acre, applied after plow
ing the cow peas under, will greatly
assist In rendering the conditions for
clover suitable. Another point which
should not bo overlooked, and which
may have much to do with the thrift of
the clover, Is to procure soil from
fields upon which large crops of clov
er have been secured, and broadcast
one or two bushels of the soil from the
clover field on the land to be seeded, In
order to inoculate the soil with the
clover bacteria.
Clover on sandy soils may be seeded
In August, and no other crop should
occupy the ground, as the young plants
will not require shading. Unlike the
seeding of clover on clay soils in the
spring, when the seed Is broadcasted
on the snow and allowed to grow un
der any conditions, the seeding of clov
er in the fall should be done only after
tho land has been plowed and made
fine. The young plants will then get
n good start and be ready to make rap
id growth the following spring. By
seeding In tho fall the crop secures
the benefit of the late rains and escapes
the usual dry period of June and July.
If the farmer has an Insufficiency of
manure he should not hesitate to use
fertilizers, and the cheapest kinds of
fertilizers are preferred for clover, as
the crop demands very little nitrogen.
About 100 pounds of sulphate of potash,
200 pounds acidulated phosphate and
£5 pounds nitrate of soda will servead
mlrably, especially If a green crop of
cow peas has been plowed under and
too land limed. One reason for using
lime Is that a mass of green material
may cause tho formation of an excess
of carbonic or other acids In the soil,
which are neutralized by the lime. The
lime will also assist In producing the
conditions most conducive to the work
of bacteria in the soil.
Should the ground be covered with
weeds’ plow them under and broadcast
with the cow peas, which grow rapid
ly and keep weeds down, but even
weeds make excellent green manorial
crops when they are plowed under.
They do tho most harm when they are
allowed to produce seed. The land for
clover should be clean, as the fewer
the weeds the better for the young
clover plants. Fertilizers should be
used In preference to manure, as the
latter may contain the seeds of weeds
unless It Is thoroughly decomposed.—
Philadelphia Record.
Advocating 81nng for Children.
“Boys and girls need slang. It’s
good for them. Let them use It. It
keeps them from becoming tongue
“If a youngster tells you of a ’hunch’
or a ’straight en’ or a ‘pipe,’ don’t cor
rect him and give him a stiff substi
tute. He hag found the right word.
Five hundred prim schoolma'ams
and severe masters gasped In aston
ishment at this declaration by Prof.
G. Stanley Hall, preslctapt of Clark
university, In an open ranure to the
summer school at the University of
Most spiders have eight eyes, al
though some species have only six.
HhU lh Chltk.ii Thought,
]Wore the obloken bunt his shfill,
Ho could not see things Tory well.
It seemed to him like one white wall)
He ooold not look outside, at all.
But, when once free, he viewed on hlgu
The beauty of the bright blue sky I
‘ Some day, when I am grown," thought
"I'll break that blue shell that I see!"
—Boston Budget,
flow I.nng Do Animal. IdvoT
How many of you know how long
the birds and animals live? None of
our common pets, the cats or dogs,
live very long. I once heard of a
cat that lived 29 years, and of a dog
that was 22 when he died. But this
does not often happen.
A horse cannot do much work after
he Is 12 or 14 years old; but 1 heard
of one horse that lived 64 years.
Birds sometimes have long lives.
There was once a parrot who lived
over 100 years, and ravens often live
much longer.
A cocatoo In a far-off country was
a cheerful old pet when ho was 85
years old. He would have lived to bo
older If he had not grown so cross
that he would tight and hurt himself.
A dovo once lived 25 years In a
Fish are such selfish creatures that
they ought to live long. They never
get hot.
Carp are said to live hundreds of
years, and pike are also hardy old
There are some Insects that live
but a few hours. Some Uve but a day,
and all of them are short-lived.
The wild beasts do not live long,
but elephants arc sometimes old, and
then they grow helpless, Just like
old people, and cannot do anything
for themselves. —Washington Star.
A Twine Quntli.
Mr, C. Napier Bell gives, In *'Zang
weera," a pleasant account of a tamo
quash, a little animal of Central
America belonging to the raccoon
family. It Is about twice the size of
a cat, is covered with thick brown
fur. and has a long, bushy tail.
While in camp. Mr. Bell's party
brought up a young one.
"I never In my life saw such an In
quisitive. active, pertinacious, fear
less, Impudent, amiable and quarrel
some Utile beast as he was," says Mr.
Bell. “If you treated Quash well, ho
would bo most loving, playing with
your hand, poking his long nose up
your sleeve or In.o your pockets, and
running all over yon as If you belonged
to him; but, If you attempted to put
him away before he chose to go, he
would quarrel at once, snarl and bite,
at)d twist his nose from side to side
with Impudent dnflnance.
"If the workmen set their food
down, Qimsh would take possession
at once, and a fearful row would take
place before ho could be dlHposessed.
"Ho was everywhere and Into every
thing, singed his little toes by walk
ing through the wood ashes, when, In
stead of running away, he shrieked
with rage, and began to dig anil scat
ter the ashes in ungovernable an
ger. Then ho rushed up a man's
back to sic on his shoulder and lick
his sore toes. He would often jump
on your face when you wore sound
asleep, and Insist on lying down there.
At night nothing would satisfy him
but to crawl under the men's cover
ings and up against their naked skins,
where he was by no means careful
with his sharp little claws; but to get
rid of him meant nothing less than
a stand-up fight.
"Every one was fond of Quash, and
at the same time every one voted him
an unmitigated nuisance. Finally, I
gave him co an Indian girl, with whom
he became a great pet and gfew tamer
than ever.”
Tile Myalorlom Tumbler.
The boy who can perform n clover
feat In magic, or make a neat experi
ment In physics, Is always considered
an acquisition to a company, and is
popular accordingly. Besides, the
performance of the feat, or the mak
ing of the experiment, Is sure to give
the hoy himself a good (leal of pleas
Hero is a little experiment that Is
mysterious enough to (hose that wit
ness It to seem like magic, and yet It
simply is an Illustration of'a well
known principle of natural philosophy.
All you need to make the experiment
Is a marble-top table, such as may
be found In any parlor or sitting room,
a glass tumbler and a piece of candle.
You first put under the two legs at
one end of the table thin wedges of
wood or paper, to give the table a
very slight incliue In the direction
of the other end. It you wish to
make the feat all the more mysterious,
you should put the wedges under the
legs when the company Is not looking.
Now take a plain glass tumbler and
moisten the rim carefully, so that
the water will stick to It, or at least
enough of It to make a thin coating
of moisture. Place the tumbler, rim
down, on the end of the table where
the wedges are, and It wllj not move,
for the Incline, It you have not made
the wedges too thick, will not be
great enough to make the tumbler
move by gravity.
But you are going to make the tumb
ler move Itself, so that It will seem
to do so by some magical power. To
do this light the piece of candle and
hold It near the tumbler for a few
moments. The heat from the candle
will cause the air In the tumbler to
expand, and this expansion will have
the effect of raising the tumbler a
little from the smooth marble. The
air cannot escape, however, because
the water around the rim of the tumb
ler keeps it In.
Then the tumbler begins to move
slowly along the marble top, (or the
slight elevation that the expanded air
has given It makes it now rest on a
thin layer of moisture, and It glides
down the Incline by the force of grav
ity.—Atlanta Journal.
Postal Clerk's Famous Dog.
Stuffed and handsomely mounted In
a square glass case to the right as
one enters the Washington postal mu
seum Is Owney, the tramp dog.
Strung around his neck and around
him In the case are hundreds of med
als received by Owney from officials
in all parts of the world. In life
Owney was one of the most famous
dogs that ever lived, says the Wash
ington Post. He was the postal
clerks’ dog, without pedigree or beau
ty, and In bis latter days minus one
eye, the result of a hot cinder while
on one of bis numerous trips. He was
known to Kala
mazoo. Ownoy is said
to have bengHfUery badlylnthepres
enco of thtmikndo, and when the
court ladles sought to caress him.
to have bristled up in an unfriendly
and un-American fashion, decidedly
unfavorable to the propagation of good
relations between Japan and this
Ownoy was a cross between an Ir
ish and Scotch terrier, and of the dull
gray in color secured by the combi
nation of the seven prismatic rays
of the sun. When a pup he crept
Into tlm Albany postofflee for warmth,
and from that time forth was a fa
vorite with the postofflee officials In
the cities from one end of the land
to the other.
Following the mail wagon to the
train one day Owney jumped aboard.
No one saw or missed him. He and
the mall bags wore old friends. Be
ing found by the postal clerks he was
taken care of, and having learned
the secrets *of the bags and liking
the rattle of the train, he became a
globetrotter. In Mexico a Mexican
dollar was hung to his collar. Reach
ing Washington, Postmaster General
Wanamaker supplied a harness for
Owney and badges were fastened to
It Returning from Japan, where the
Mikado presented him with a pass
port bearing the seal of the emperor,
and where, at Tokyo, he Is said to
have whipped every dog ho ran across.
Just to show what an American dog
could do, Owney reached this coun
try, and in 1897 found himself In To
ledo, Ohio.
While there one of the clerks, desir
ing to have him photographed, chained
him. This was too much for Owncy’s
American spirit, and ho bit the clerk.
It was reported to the postmaster, and
be had a policeman shoot him. An In
glorious end for a dog of his distinc
A Little find n Ills Minn,
There wore 36 plump muskmolon
seeds, and Bobble planted them very
carefully, tucking nine In each one
of the four mounds of earth his fat
hands had heaped, smoothed, and.
patted down.
My garden’s to bo all melons this
year. I’ll have enough to eat, and
lots to sell,” he called out proudly to
Harry Wood.
Now Gobb'o and Harry were great
friends, though the former was only
five years old and recently out of
kilts, while the latter wore a stand-up
collar, a butterfly necktie, and was
even thinking about “putting on long
Harry’s tone, though patronizing,
was kind, ns he Inquired, "So you
really think, sonny, that, you'll have n
big crop of melons?"
“Of course!” And Bobble's voice
was full of pride. "I mean to take
awfully good care of the plants."
And, indeed, as the weeks went by
Bobble did tend his melons faith
fully. and in spite of many discourage
ments. For in two of the brown
mounds the seeds failed to appear;
whether they had been planted too
deep, or whether they had been nib
bled by some wandering worm, nobody
could tell.
However, the other two mounds soon
bristled with luxuriant green plants.
These, under Uncle Jed's advice, Bob
bio thinned out carefully, weeded, and
watered. Then, alas! one night when
the little boy was sound asleep
(dreaming of luscious melons), an
evil-minded cutworm sawed away In
the moonlight, and, when morning
came, half the plants lay wilting and
Bobble would have cried over them,
but then, salt water wasn't good for
plants (only asparagus, Uncle Jed
said); and so, Instead, ho did his best
to save the rest of hlk plants. Soot
from the kitchen stovepipe, tobacco
from another pipe (the hired man's),
routed the wicked cutworms. Then a
warm rain, followed by sunshiny days,
made the melons grow as fast as “Mr.
Finney's turnip behind the barn.”
They got ahead of weeds, bugs, and
worms, and began to put forth pert
little runners dotted with yellow blos
Then, one woful day, Mrs. O’Brien’s
cow got out of the pasture, and wan
dered about until she reached the
Barker garden; and, on her way to
reach the dozen rows of young corn,
what must she do but place her feet
right on his last hill of melons, smash
ing every trailing vine but one!
And this time Bobble cried. And
Harry Wood, who came over to see
the extent of the damage, tried to
whistle cheerily, as he said, “Well, the
old bossio didn’t tread on your very
best vine. See. you have one left,
and —my stars, If there Isn't a melon
oti It as large as my hugest agate
Now Bobble hadn't noticed this, and
he was so delighted that he quite for
got hts tears.
The one lonely melon grew rapidly
until It began to look very well. Then
one day—lt was when Bobbie and the
rest of the Barkers went to the county
fair—the young Plymouth Rock roos
ter squeezed himself through the
chicken-yard palings; and what else
must he do but stalk boldly up to that
melon, and begin to peck at It! Tap.
tap, tap! went his yellow beak, until
he broke right Into t(ie juicy, salmon
pink heart.
It was Harry Wood who saw him,
and drove him back Into the hen-yard.
But most of the melon rode away
In the stomach of the Plymouth Rock.
Harry looked down mournfully at
the bits of rind, scattered seeds, and
pulp remaining on the melon hill.
Then he gathered up the moss, and
throw it among the burdocks on the
other side of the garden fence. After
which his long legs carried him down
to the Italian's fruit sore; and, when
he came out again, he bore a bulging
paper bag. Hurrying up street, he
reached the Barker yard,—reached
Bobble’s 111-fated melon patch, and
then—and then
The Barkers came home from tho
county fair, and Bobble went out to
hts “garden.’ There had been mel
ons at tho fair, and the sight of them
had filled him with fresh affection for
his own solitary treasure. He bent
over the brown mound, parted the
green leaves, and—oh, wonder of won
"Ma! ma!" Bobble shouted. “Do
come here. Why, my melon has grown
lots Just while I’ve been gone! And
It's so ripe that It’s loosened Itself
from the stem. Oh-ee! It's perfectly
lovely! ”
The Plymouth Rock stuck his red
comb through the chicken-yard fence,
and crowed derisively; but Bobble
didn’t notice him.
And Harry Wood was chuckling to
himself across the street, as ho said:
“That quarter I was saving toward
my new air-gun is gone, but I don’t
care. The Joke was worth 25 cents
And, anyhow, a big fellow kind of
ought to look out for a little fellow."
—Sunday School Times.
netting l‘erinUtrt.
Betting on the results of the recent
municipal elections at Rome was per
mitted by tho government. The wag
ering was conducted on the Par-mu
tuel system, and the profits were de
voted to charitable purposes.
, *KBcHcfmic
Tight tilvei.
Tight gloves are worse than tight
shoes. The shoes may give a dainty
look to the foot In spito of the tor
tures endured, but tight gloves make
the bands fat and red and ugly. The
flesh bulges out and wrinkles form.
Gloves should be worn so easily fitting
that rings may remain under them.
The red, creased look of the palm
when gloves are too tight Is abomin
able. The maiden who wears the
glove Is the only one who Is deluded
into the belief that her hand looks well
In it.
Dnn end Jewels.
Now that ladies wear so many jewels
In the day time a sequence of color
should.bo thought out. The Siamese
arrangement may, perhaps, afford sug
gestions. In that country on Sunday
red silk with a parure of rubies Is
worn; Monday brings a silver and
white dress and a necklace of moon
stones; Tuesday. Is dedicated to light
red, with coral ornaments; Wednesday
la devoted to green, with emeralds;
Thursday aces a display of variegated
colors, with cat's eyes: Friday the lady
Is arrayed in pale blue with flashing
diamonds; and Saturday the more
sombre, darker blue, with sapphires
to match. —London Graphic-
The Fielful wife.
How much to bn pitied Is the man
who has a worrying wife. His daily
life Is tinged by her fears that nothing
Is going to turn out as they hoped It
would. She Is certain that the dinner
will be a failure hours before it is even
cooked, positive that the children are
In for scarlet fever or measles If one
of them sneezes, and finally takes away
any pleasure the summer holiday
would otherwise have brought forth
by her evil forhodings both before and
during their stay from home.
Asa rule, the woman who makes
almost a religion of her worries is one
who has no. real ones at all. She seems
born with a desire to render other peo
ple's lives as miserable as possible,
and never stops to consider that the
worrying habits which become In a
time a positive luxury to her, are any
thing but that to her husband and
friends. —New York News.
Ilfrlbh'Mittd Arm-Top*.
While too many frills are not to bo
commended for n tiny daughter a fond
mamma occasionally evolves some lit
tle touch that Is as pleasing as It Is
becoming. One thought as much upon
seeing a rosy little girl in sheerest
white the arm-holes of her frock being
outlined with two or three Inch pink
ribbon. A few stitches had been tak
en to prevent the ribbon from becom
ing mere strings. These ribbons were
tied on the tups of the arms, the bows
being neither small nor very large. The
same sized bow of the very same rib
bon was tied around the top hair In
(he very sensible way which now keeps
the unmanageable tresses out of the
little one's eyes. No doubt one reason
for the admirable effect gained In this
Instance was the skill with which the
ribbon had been chosen. It was Just the
delicately rosy shade that brought
the hidden roses in the little maid’s
An Übiquitous Material.
Was there ever before any one mat
erial which served In one and the same
season for bathing suits, outing suits,
walking suits, tailor costumes, travel
ing and coaching cloaks, promenade
and evening wraps, house dreesee, visit
ing costumes and evening dresses?
You may think this last far-fetched,
but. It is true that a very fine silky
white jnohalr, prettily made, Is very
attractive of an evening, and especially
useful at the seashore, where many
materials are far from satisfactory. Mo
hair Is, of course, the material to
which we refer.
About the same thing may be said of
taffeta, which Is also used for every
thing, and for all ages.
In fact, It even outdistances mohair,
being superior for linings and petti
coats especially.
The more one thinks of such con
trasting uses of a material the more
one marvels. —Philadelphia Record.
Th Snmlow Ctrl,
The Sandow girl Is In stylo. Tho new
shirt waists aro built so that a woman
looks twice as wide as she Is. In her
skirt she looks narrower, for skirts aro
very clinging and they are tilted as far
down as the knees. But the figure must
bo broad and apparently muscular, so
that the midsummer woman comes
very near being top-heavy.
The new waists are made with tho
shoulder plait. This is a fold of cloth
which is put on in such a manner that
It projects over the shoulders. In cer
tain shape it is called the "Olbsonlan,"
and Its immediate effect Is to make the
shoulders look very wide. It 1s really
more becoming to a slender woman
than to a plumt> one, but both styles
are wearing It and you are gradually
getting used to the woman who looks
twice as broad as she did In the spring.
Sleeves display the same pecularfty.
They are tucked In rows of tucking
running around the arm and they are
trimmed with bands of lace going
round and round, all of which tend to
make the sleeve large and the arm big.
—Milwaukee Sentinel.
I’rlie racket*.
Many owners of the marquise and
chevaliore rings that fashion has order
ed for her favorites, and which hava
been given as presents, are discover
ing that ther pretty ornaments are un
expected prize packets, which only
chance can reveal to them, says Wom
an’s Life.
When carelessly twisting one of
these rings roung her linger a well
known Parlslenno was surprised to
find the top of her ring suddenly spring
open and reveal within Its depths tho
tiniest miniature of her favorite pet
kliten. Another, testing her own ring,
met with a like surprise; to find her
own face smiling back at her.
Miniature portraits of the givers are
more general, and on Inquiry at a lead
ing Jeweler’s, where the most costly of
Jewelry novelties first see the light, It
was confessed that quite a number of
tings fitted with these tiny springs,
and enclosing some little photo, or
the petal of a certain flower, have
been made, though their contents
have not yet been discovered. Only
an accidental touch Is likely to re
lean? the spring, for not oven to tho
give-, but only to the maker. Is the
secret known.
T h&t the Industrial fl 6 ,****• 1
this country l„ )ook( . a (, ®“r
table Eldorado by H()m „ * ) “ 8 ** t
on the subject |, %■
glowing account of the
at the command of
and the salaries paid f or v . “ otse,J
of that appeared | n a r a lou klnj, ■
an influential ■
itf. and typewriting are
staple occupations of w , im 1 ' it, I
cation and ablii, y . The %;|
salary for capable well * i
ers. H is stated. Is'C
a year, while head ml s , rr , olo ll|
lege professors receive pm.lf o ' l '* I
more. All teachers have TT***- I
cation of from three to (on , 1
which many energetic tee,,, I
profitable by giving , <4.1
tutoring In the various sum j^ o "'* I
by chaperoning gln B to I
many other ways which enuu W '* I
loss of prestige nor of
tlon. ’ poc. I
Concerning the occu p .ti on I
graphy and typewriting h I
ment: “The typewriter |, an I
every business offlee | n th ,****** I
States, and Its operator U*** l
woman. Here salaries begiJ>l
week and go up to |4O or *v ’’‘l
or even higher, 1„ eases
knowledge Is required, as In I W 1
flee, or In connoellon with !!*. * I
werk.”—Brooklyn Eagle. e ' hcil I
CSV. of il,„ fm.p1,,,,, I
“It is all very well for some ,I* M
sit In the sun and say they iik.V *■
'coat of tan.' remarked a girl "rl
all complexions do not take klndi.ll
the sun's rays. Some girl, b/J
plexlons like milk and rose,
seems to harm their skins u,d "
would you do If your skin wu ji
clear, or If It burned red, or M
freckled horribly?” Then the
turned to her mirror and examined k*V
complexion anxiously. I
“Of course," 1 said, “a goo,) -Ji
plexlon Is not, to bo had for the Jfcl
Ing; but the first requisites for a fin, 1
skin arc fresh air, exercise, rcgolir 1
bathing, oareful diet and p|, n ty 1 1
sleep. Eat fruit and vegetable*, j rltt 1
milk, and take a generous quantity oil
water between meals and before rei| r . J
Ing, too glasses each lime. Avoid i|
dies, pastry, pickles, hot breads, |J
and eoffeo. Take a bath every day (l i|
rub the body well with a rough tod,|
Wash the face carefully and never |n ■
very eold water. Wipe It with amt
towel, rubbing up, not down, If very t
tired or overheated, wash the face with]
water almost hot and containing a lit. 1
lie glycerine. A lather of Castile j f 3
rubbed In well will remove dust and 1
perspiration from the pores of the skit. I
The soap must he rinsed off thoroupJ
ly. A good remedy for sunburn 1st)!
bathe the face with n mixture of sliced
cucumber soaked In milk. A roixina:
of lemon Julee, pure borax and pot]
dered sugar is excellent for freckles, or‘
a combination of sour cream and finely
grated horseradish. Rose water nj'
elder-flower water are beneficial it ’
softening the skin. Willi there gmer-1
nl hints kept In practice, I think Kirk
would preserve the beauty of ib|y
skin or help to Improve poor complex
ions.”—The Delineator.
Thu Decline of the Apron.
It Is about forty ycaia since the pop.
ularlty of the apron began to wane. At
that time no woman's wardrobe a j
complete without an assortment ol j
aprons for all sorts of occasions. A
black silk apron was the acme ol pie j
gance and propriety, and any nonde. 1
script gown could, by the addition of r
the black silk apron, trimmed with t
few rows of black velvet ribbon, is
dignified and adorned to the utter sails
faction of the wearer.
An apron had rather a wide field o(
usefulness when you consider that it
not only preserved and embellished
new gown, but It also concealed the de
fects, and added dignity to an old raa.
An apron was always on regie. The best
drees was kept clean by its use, and the
daintiness of It represented all the fem
inine traits. It was a regular banner
of the home. To Its strings the cbll- j
dren were tied.
"Tied to his mother's apron strings!” i
Contemptuous expression of subordln*- \
tlon! And yet so much sentiment l- -
tached to It! Whoever was tied to his
mother’s apron strings was com pan- j
tlvely safe —was in his mother's lead.
Mother’s apron! The baby was rolled la
It. Childish tears were dried with it j
The little boys used its strings (of
reins, and the little girls played prla- j
cess and trailed Its ample folds behind
them, real ladies In wailing to n im
aginary queen.
Those were ante-new woman days
Knitting and needlework were femin
ine occupations. It was previous to lb* r
day of higher education for women. It
may sound far fetched to say that how
sentiment waned with the decline
the apron. The latter may not haw
been the cause, but It certainly keftl
pace with It. I have the written state
ment of a man to the effect that a sno
white apron tied neatly about a tw|
waist had power to attack the
line heart at Us most vulnerable pmat |
After that say there Is no sentlmw ,
about an apron! But man chen * ■
sentiment about things of which |
feminine mind has no conception
his heart has been many tlmra ensu
ed In the muslin bow that tied a
-of his. sweetheart's waist
banner of the home. The las ;
about the man of a generation ago
the man of today has the same j
ment— latent— Woman's Home |
Swlsses,'pin dotted In white.
ferred to those showing dots In
Long strings of beads made of W
wood, carved and tinted, are
pretty. u(i
Small pockets stitched on
front of shirt waists sre very cbi
stylish. hlic i
The most fashionable veil**"
and white or black tulle
moon or tiny stars on tne
grounds - . lrrcg uiarif
Very pretty bracelets of irr
shaped pearls in varying t > M
together with gold links, a
much favor. . ie .
Spanish laces In small 8" _
signs, stars and dots, sre o
borders of handkerchief#
centres of silk. gtw jd*d
A wrist bag of gray Btted ® being
with turquoises, the mo jjyne
set with a row of turquoises a
stones to alternation. j^nl
China silk traderhodlee#, f
with straight back, cut high
netk and finished with „(ier
are very nice to wear under
white batiste blouses.

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