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Three Chinese Games. "Let Out the Doves.”—At the cry of “Let out the doves” one of the larger girls takes hold of the hands of two of the smaller girls, one of whom rep resents a dove and the other a hawk. The hawk stands behind the big girl, and the dove in front of her. She throw's the dove away as she might toss a bird in the air, and as the child runs she waves her arras as though they were wings. The hawk is then thrown in the same way, and it fol lows the dove. The big girl then claps her hands as the Chinese do to bring their pet birds to them, and the dove. If not caught, returns to the cage. Seek for Gold. —This is a variation of our popular "Jacks.” Several girls gather up some pebbles, squat down in a group, and scatter all the peb bles. Then one draws her finger be tween two of the stones and snaps one against the other. If she hits it, the two stones are taken up and put aside to her credit. She is entitled to draw her finger again between two more and snaps them. When she misses an other girl takes up what pebbles are left, scatters them, snaps them, takes them up, and so on until one or anoth er child gets the most of the pebbles and the game is won. "Kick the Marbles.” —Two boys and two marbles are required. The first boy says to the second: "Kick this marble north (south, east, west),” pointing to one of the marbles. Only one kick is allowed. If he succeeds, he wins; if he fails, the other wins. If he puts it north as ordered, he may kick again to hit the other marble, in which case he wins again. If he hits the marble and goes north, as ordered, at one kick, he wins double. Each boy tries to leave the marbles In as difficult a position as possible for his successor; and here comes in a peculiarity which makes this game unique among all games. If the posi tion in which the marbles are left is too difficult for the other to play, he may refuse to kick, and the first boy la obliged to play his own difficult game. New Version of a Peanut Party. Arrange tables as for a progressive card game, only place a generous handful of peanuts (in the shell) in the center of each table and provide a pair of tongs like those that come in boxes of candy, for each player. After the fashion of jack straws, the game is to see how many peanuts can ' without moving one. When one is moved the player gives up and the next one tries. At the end of twenty minutes a bell is rung and the player at each table having the most peanuts progresses. The win ners at the different tables play an other round until there is only one winner, who receives the reward, which may be a large peanut candy box filled with salted peanuts. Children love this game. The main thing is to impress upon them all is that they must play fair. .4 Stocd-Bali (England). This game originated first in merrie England, and was played by the milk maids; A certain number of “stools” (flat stones In the open air and cushions in doors) are set up in circular form, at a considerable distance from each oth er, and every one of them is occupied by a single player; when the ball is thrown with the hand up in the air by “It,” who stands in the center of the circle, every one of the players is obliged to alter his situation, running in succession from stool to stool, and if he who threw the ball can regain it in time to strike any one of the players before reaching the stool to which he is running, “it” takes his place, and the person touched must throw the ball until he can in like manner return to the circle. Rising Two Simple Blouses That Prettiest The costume at the left is a simple little blouse for delaine, Viyella. or firm cotton material; a re vers is taken down the right side of front and is edged with galloon or fancy hrald; two rows of this trim the col lar and cuffs, also edge the pocket. Materials required: 1H yard 33 laches wide, 3 yards braid. The other shows a dainty little ftloase of Paisley foulard; it has col quickly from the stone or cushion re quires considerable agility on the part of the players. Buck the Indian. Two captains are chosen, and each captain then chooses alternately the remaining company until two long lines are formed. They face each oth er, holding hands tightly. One cap tain calls the name of one of his strongest boys, and this boy runs and hurls himself between two boys of the opposing side. If he succeeds in breaking thrdfcgh, he takes back with him to his own side all the boys on the line below the place where he broke through. If he is unsuccessful, he must join the enemy’s side. This is kept up, each side taking a turn un til all the boys are on one side, the captain included. The strongest boys should be sta tioned near the top of the line, near the captain, and strategem is shown in trying to catch the strong boys off their guard, by pretending to tackle the weak boys at the bottom of the line. A Juggling Match. At English country fairs this amuse ment used to be in great favor: A large circle, inclosed by a rope, was occupied by nine or ten people, and all except one were blindfolded. This one was called the "jingler,” be cause he held in his hand a small bell, which he rang incessantly. His com panions, following the sound of the bell, tried to catch him. If at the end of an allotted time he was not caught, he received a prize; otherwise the prize went to the catcher. Pebble-Chase (Greek). In this more modern amusement of the Greek children, the leader stands amongst the players, holding a pebble between the palms of his hands. Each player extends his hands, palm to palm, and the leader puts his hands between the palms of each player, os tensibly to drop in the pebble he is holding. The player who receives the pebble is chased by the others, and may only be saved by returning to the leader and giving the pebble to him. The chase may begin as soon as the players suspect who has the pebble, so each player should carefully watch the hands and faces of the others to see who gets it, and as soon as he suspects one, start to chase him. Leaders and players must exercise ingenuity to keep the secret of the whereabouts of the pebble, but not after the last pair of hands has been passed. MADAME MERRI. Two “Cute” Neck Fixing*. Two cunning little fixings for the neck of the schoolgirl—the “flapper” as she le irreverently termed to dis tinguish her from the debutante —are easily made. One sort is a two-loop bow of finest malines, sewed under a tiny buckle of satin, and the ends al ways kept fluffed out and crisp look ing. They cannot be worn more than three times as malines are easily crushed and wilted, but one of them can be fashioned in five minutes and a yard of malines will cut into a score ►of them. The other bow is made of narrow velvet ribbon in two loops cen tered with a tiny flower in satin. Some of these are supplemented with long ends decorated at intervals with tiny exotics In satin. Latest Fashion in Shoe*. Shoes are now more elaborate than ever. High shoes are worn in the morning only, with the tailor-made costumes and for traveling or for sport. The shoes are of an Infinite variety. The vamps are shorter than ever. The uppers are made of stuff to match the dress or in leather of the same shade. The newest fastening is arranged with small interlaced straps, buttoning on each side with flat but ton*. Tan shoes are having an aftermath of success, and they harmonize very happily with the dull tints of the satins and furs worn by the smart woman. Cotton In Netting. One bride is making her comfort ers in an unusual way, says Good Housekeeping. She Incloses the cot ton batting in mosquito netting, tack ing it here and there. Then she slips this into its outside cover. When the cover is soiled it is very easy to rip open one end and remove the cot ton and also as simple to put the whole together again. lar and cuffs of brown satin. The sleeres are set to a large armhole under a wrapped seam. A dainty finish is given by the Jabot, which IS of spotted nlnon, partly pleated, then falling in a frill. Four satin-covered buttons add to the trimming on the right side. Material required: 1 % yard foulard 40 inches wide. % yard satin 40 Inches wide. BIRD ISSUED Agriculture Department Pub lishes Valuable Work. Parmer* Are Informed That All the Winged Creatures Are Helpful in Destroying Feats That Injure Crops—All Are Voracious. Washington.—“ Fifty common birds of farm and orchard” Is the title of one of the most remarkable bulletins that have been issued from the de partment of agriculture for a long time. The first edition is chiefly for distribution to members of congress, but the bulletin is of such general in terest that its likely to run through many editions and take a place with the department’s famous "Horse Book” as one of the classics of agri culture. The bird book consists largely of pictures, but, as the introduction says, these are given prominence for a spe cific purpose. They are small color drawings, made by an artist who is also an ornithologist. The picture is used in each case as an idetification of the bird, and the 250 words of text that accompany the picture relate merely to the bird’s habits and range and the character of its food. Dr. Henry Henshaw, chief of the biological survey, from which the book is Issued, says that the records it contains are the result of the ex amination of about 50,000 bird stom achs by the experts of the survey in twenty-six years. He adds, however, that these stomachs were obtained, so far as possible, from scientific collec tors, because the birds themselves are too valuable a national asset to be de stroyed when avoidable, ‘even for the sake of getting data on which to base law's for their protection. Dr. Henshaw says that the object of the book is to give farmers and far x-'v’y *•*•'■ Sa|||p: - David F. Houston, Secretary of Agri culture. mers’ boys a ready reference publica tion by which they may tell at a glance which birds are valuable and which are harmful. It gives some fig ures which show what a large amount of good to agriculture birds do in de stroying insects and eating weed seeds. He points out that birds are voca cious eaters and have to work Indus triously not only for their own food, but for the food demanded by their ever-hungry nestlings. In this con nection he points out that the stom ach of a single unobtrustive field spar row taken In New York contained three-quarters of an ounce of noxious weed seed. On this basis It could be calculated with fair accuracy that the sparrows alone In New York state de stroyed annually 845 tons of weed seeds. Many of the other figures givep are equally Interesting and surprising. The author says that nearly all birds are useful either as insect or weed eaters. Even the birds of prey, like hawks and owls, that have a bad same among farmers, do much more good than harm. In the case of a single owl’s nest there were collected from the neigh borhood 3,000 skulls, mostly those of rodents, such as rats, mice and gophers. “It will not be very long before the American Wireless Telegraph will en circle the globe,” Wireless to said a prominent j Canal Zone. *l my ° mcer ; Wery soon great naval wireless towers will be con structed in the Panama Canal zone, duplicating the initial plant at Ar lington, near Washington. When they are completed Washington will be in communication with the Pan ama Canal zone, from where mes* sages can be transmitted to the Philippines, Hawaiian islands. San Francisco and across the American continent to the capital. Many of the smaller islands in the Pacific ocean will also be connectetd by the wire less. Very soon experiments will be conducted at the Arlington station, and also on the Eiffel tower, in Paris, to establish the longitude between the two countries. The work Is of great Importance, for when similar data are obtained by other nations the infor mation will permit of the drawing of a true map of the world.” Dense Stupidity. “Is that clock right?” asked the vis itor, who had already outstayed his welcome. His hostess yawned. “Oh, no!” she said. “That's the we always call the Visitor.” “The Visitor?" he remarked. “What a carious name to give a clock.” His hostess ventured an explana tion. “You see,” she cooed, sweetly, “we call it that because we can never make it go.” And even then he failed to Me the point—London Answers. Export* froL the United State* to South America will approximate 1150.000,000 In the SOUth American fiscal year 1913, Trade Grow* \ 4i.000.- 000 In 1903, $33.- 000 in 1893, $30,000,000 In 1883 and $30,000,000 In South America will approximate $240,000,000. against $107,000,000 in 1903, $102,000,000 in 1893. $77,000,000 in 1883 and $67,000,000 In 1873. In both imports from and exports to South America the chief growth has occurred during the last decade, the growth having been more rapid in ex ports than in Imports. This rapid growth in the exports to South America is especially interest ing in view of the fact that manufac- I tures form over 85 per cent of the total merchandise sent from the United States to that grand division, while they form but about 32 per cent of those sent to Europe and 47 per cent, of our exports as a whole. This growth in the exports to South America is distributed among a large number of articles and practically all the leading countries of that conti nent. To Argentina, for example, the total exports increased from $32,000,- 000 In the fiscal year 1908 to $53,000,- 000 In 1912, the chief growth having occurred in mowers and reapers, which increased during the five years In question from $1 000 000 to $2,250,- 000; plows and cultivators from $781.- to $1,722,005: automobiles from $72,396 to $860,350; steel rails from $290,343 to $862,511; iron sheets and plates from $460,784 to $1,778,283; sewing machines from $440,045 to; $724,134; steam engines other than locomotives from $259,481 to $1,342.- 578; windmills from $782,429 to sl.- 072,489; glazed kid leather from $6,864 to $1,141,661: boots and shoes from $94,661 to $377,407; naphthas from $332,760 to $1,642,477'; cotton seed oil from $239,139 to $600,881; printing paper from $168,923 to $733,- 003: soap from $61,219 to $370,834; and lumber. Including only boards, deals, etc., from $3,621,074 in 1908 to $6,855,547 In 1912. Country school children generally are not as healthy as children in the citv schools, ac- City Scholars cording to the Are Healthier. United States bu reau of educa tion, which bases its conclusion large ly on Investigations made by Dr. Er nest B. Hoag into rural educational conditions in Minnesota. Failure to teach the children in the “little red schoolhouse” even the rudi ments of hygiene, and the ignorance of the average country teacher along this line are held to he the causes. Poor ventilation of the country school is a large factor In undermin ing the health of the children, in Dr. Hoag’s opinion. Asa result of this, he says, the children generally are afflicted with headache, earache and other ailments of a completely avoid able nature. In his investigation Dr. Hoag found that 80 per cent, of the children In country schools drank tea and cof fee; that 40 per Cent, of them suffered from toothache am! that from 19 to 23 per cent had fre quent headaches “When I ask those who drink cof fee to stand up,” says Dr. Hoag, “nearly all the children arise; when 1 ask how many have a tooth brush, nearly all say they have, but when I ask. ‘Did you use it this morning?’ there is little response.” Dr. Hoag advocated medical inspec tion and the instruction of the teach ers in hygiene and Its practices. According to the annual report of Chief Inspector Robert S. Sharp, of the postofflce de- Report Shows partment, the Big Decrease. a^ loun 1 t ot money obtained from the public by fraud operators doing business through the malls and ar rested during the year, which ended June 30, 1912, was approximately $52.- 000,000. as compared with the esti mate of $77,000,000 for the previous fiscal year. There were over 4,000 cases bear ing on fraud schemes alone assigned to Inspectors during the past year for Investigation, and the department suc ceeded in arresting 572 persons and convicting 263, with numerous cases yet awaiting to be disposed of. The report says that the discour aging feature to the department in Its fraud crusade is the character of sen tences imposed by the courts, and that in a number of Instances parties, who have robbed the people of mil lions of dollars have received sen tences of only a few months, and it generally appears in certain of the courts that defendants who obtained several hundred thousands of dollars and were guilty, as charged In the in dictments, have been sentenced to pay only small fines, ranging from a few dollars to three thousand dollars. Giddy Life in a Small Town. The Fort Scott Tribune tells of a Kansas City man who visited recently his “country cousin” in Fort Scott. The man from the city, wishing to ex. plain the joys of metropolitan life, said: “We have certainly been hav ing fun the last two days. Thursday we automobiled to the Country club and golfed until dark, then we trollied back to town and danced until morn, ing.” The country cousin was not stumped in the least, so he began tell ing of some of the pleasures of simpla life. “We have purty good times here, too. The other day we buggied out ta Uncle Ned’s and went out to the bach lot where we baseballed all afternoon. In the evening we sneaked in the atti< and pokered until morning.”—Kansas City Times. Partial Education. “Do you know how to run a motoi car?” “Well,” replied Mr. Chuggins, know all about the mechanism of this thing. But I haven’t yet mastered ths police regulations.’* A Hint, Mrs. Youngwell (shopping) Look at this new stove with the glass dooi in the oven. Wonder what It*.* made of glass for? Youngwedd—lt’s to make the bread lighter, I suppose. IS NO LAND EQBasSSaj WEAK LINGSjSP^'f AR up on the northwest F eler; land where huge J glaciers, unknown lakes and rivers, si lent valleys and unpeopled wastes. \ T f || , i " iTi T' Ponder a moment on these lines from \ , y * the able pen of one who has lived the \ JJf CAMP of'zj rr/yiL soar life and tramped the trails across the great unknown: No; There’s the land. (Have you seer. It?) It’s the cussedest land that I know. From the big, dizzy mountains that screen It, To the deep, deathlike valleys below. Some say God was tired when He made It; Some say It’s a fine land to shun; Maybe; but there’s some as would trade It For no land on earth—and I’m one. So, indeed, does the wanderer feel, once he has fought Nature iu her sternest moods, or reveled in the short but glorious summers of Alaska. The rapid changes of climatic conditions In the arctic are constant sources of wonderment to the man who has never previously experienced them. Today he may roam over countless miles of GREAT MEN IN GOWN CLAY I Models by G. A. BEATY Words by GENE MORGAN j * jMHKwTO'A'. I ■•'tfvfsy ■ jiigTwV '• ■>. .■.< ’ . '•!■ yPfc sWiSCVA/a jraHK w f *-* </ JK ifjK r JBHDr- X M. '■ ~ A V, J JMT ■ JiBKIMMMMBMMHBT*^iIWIMLiWi > .gMßMro#A.jn-a>AVi,fvfifc- (if * - 1 | w &} > &''v\-:?:t ■■>.■ M^K^jfgKcTA.'v r - ,-—j. £* ♦• •^aa^liifiy^S 7 (Kj3SEi?!? 4 -i^ JIM HILL. They laud the mountains of the west, those peaks with which the land scape’s blessed, but e’en Pike’s summit seems quite nil when measured with the great Jim Hill. His top is snow-capped, somewhat bare, but mines of value nestle there, not coal or ore of any kind, but lodes of vast financial mind. He put the tracks in “trackless plains” until scarce any trace remains, of all those wild and wooly scenes except on moving picture screens. Long freight trains labor up the heights vrhich once beheld cruel Indian fights and in the valleys farmers toil, inducing the reluctant soil to give forth wheat in wealth untold w’here once the bison’s snort was bold. The “prairie schooner now gives place to motor cars of dizzy pace and where smoke signals once did curl, we hear the telephone’s sweet purl. The city where they make the flour Is where James J. upholds his tower and warns the eager countryside to store what nature doth provide. All titles haughty doth he scorn, he doesn t need to blow his horn. This fact is good enough for him: Throughout the state they worship “Yim.” (Copyright, 1912. by Universal Press Syndicate.) Hamlet in Japan. We can never hope to see In Lon don Shakespeariah productions on the same lines as those which find favor in Japan. Not long ago the Kobe Her ald described a performance in that town of “Hamlet,” with the scene laid in modern Japan. “The Prince of Den mark appears first in a silk hat and a swallow-tali coat; then on a bicycle, clad in a bright blue cycling suit and striped stockings; and then in even ing dress again, with a flower in his buttonhole. This up-to-date collegian Seeking Long Buried Gold. A W T lsconsin college professor has formed a company to dig for £2,000,- 000, believed to have been buried more than 200 years ago on Oak is land, a short distance from the port of Chester, Nova Scotia, says the Minne apolis Journal. Capt. John Welling, for fifteen years first officer on a gov ernment steam dredge has charge of the work. An unsuccessful attempt was made by three men to recover this treasure in 1795. They aban doned the work after reaching a depth desolate, barren wastes, where snow and frost still hold the earth beneath their iron grip. If perchance he passes there again within a few weeks’ time, when once the sun’s warm rays have played their part, the face of Nature seems to have entirety changed. Here, In this valley, where a short time since nothing but snow lay deep, far as the eye could reach, what sight is it that meets the gaze? Luxuriant grasses waving in the wind and countless flowers all bursting into bloom. The tender green of spring shows forth on every hush, while birds, and even butterflies, besport them selves w’here formerly no living thing was seen. Down through the smiling valley runs a babbling stream, and in its crystal waters numerous trout are busy feeding. What marvel, too, has brought to life myriads of mosquitoes has little more resemblance to the Hamlet whom Shakespeare conceived than a Jew of the modern type would bear to the Shylock of ancient Ven ice.” Ophelia, fcr the purposes of the play, was transformed into a fellow student of Hamlet at the University of Tokyo.—London Chronicle. In Defense of Mother Tongue. Italy, as well as France, now has the football craze, and the fact has caused Sig. Luciano Zuccoli to raise a cry of alarm on behalf of his mother of thirty feet Early in the nine teenth century another attempt was made to reach the treasure, but after digging ninety-five feet and unearth ing a large stone on which was carved, “Ten feet below are £2,000,- 000 buried.” the pit filled with water and the work was abandoned. Strange Artificial Eye. In order to increase the resolving power of the microscope, a European doctor employs for Illuminating the object to be examined the ultra-violet | and other insect life from beneath those great stretches of snow and ict i which lay for months upon the j ground? No man can tell nor any pec i describe these manifold mysteries of the frozen north. Here, in these i brief, sweet summer months, the j nomad may linger, gazing by day or night on a never-setting sun. breath ing an air the purest and most invig orating that ever was wafted on the breeze, coming from snow-lipped 1 peaks and down their slopes which are densely clad with hardy moun taixi pines. But let the wanderer 1c ; quest of sunshine beware lest he over* I staps his w’elcome, since once that | great magician. King Frost, asserts | his sway, this is no land for the weak I lings: Send me the best of your breeding, lend me your chosen ones. Them will I take to my bosom, them will I call my sons. For this is the stern law’ of Alaska | and woe betide him who scoffs at it Even among the chosen ones and hardy pioneers of today terrible in deed are signs written on many ol their bodies. Scarred and rugged vet erans show, with a smiling face I places where once fingers or toe* adorned their hands or feet, but w'hich have now gone forever, a token ol man’s struggle against Naturet cruelty. Let those who sit in a com fortable chair by the fireside at home in 20 degrees of frost, think what life is like in a tent with the thermometer ready 50 degrees or 60 degree below zero. Only those who have been and felt it can realize what this means. Probably no country on eanh hat- I lured so many people to ruin and de struction, In proportion to the num hers visiting it, as Alaska has done in many of the great gold rushes which have taken place In recent years. The writer, during three sea sons spent In that country, and In trips extending from its southernmost portions to the arctic shores, has per sonally been an eye-witness of many pitiful scenes there. The time has al ready arrived when fast steamers make pleasure trips during summer, and convey tourists In comfort along the southern coasts of Alaska, through some of the finest fjords and scenery on earth. But probably none of these luxurious travelers has any Idea of the privations suffered by many of the old-time pioneers who followed this route on their 1 way to the new Eldee rado. Nor can they hope to realize what a winter Is like within the arc tic circle. Mr. R. W. Service has more accurately described this than any other writer in the following splendid lines: The winter! the brightness that blind!- you. The white land locked tight as R drum. The cold fear that follows and finds you. The silence that bludgeons ypu dumb. The snows that are older than history. The woods where the weird shadows slant. The stillness, the moonlight, the mystery. I’ve bade ’em good-bye—but I can’U No more awe-inspiring scene can be witnessed than that of the ice break ing up on some big river, such us the Yukon, or many others in Alaska, when the pent-up waters burst their way In spring through many miles of icy fetters, with fcn accompaniment of appalling noises which bewilder the on looker. Or again, let the traveler gaze a while at some spot where one of the huge glaciers ends abruptly in the sea, towering aloft above the w’aters. Here vast masses of ice con stantly fall off, drift aimlessly about, and form a continual source of menace to unwary mariners. tongue. He complains that the most musical of all languages is being de based by the introduction of harsh sounding sporting terms imported from England, although for many of these, such as “match,” “rush” and "trial,” there are satisfactory home made equivalents. One of the largest athletic bodies in Italy has an entire ly English name, “The Milan Football and Cricket club.” Yet football. Sig. Zucoli points out, is a direct descen dant of the old Roman game, “harpas tum.” rays of the spectrum, which, though highly effective in photography, are totally invisible to the human eye. For focusing and adjusting the image a kind of artificial eye is employed, which consists of an eye lens of crys tal glass and a retina of fluorescent glass. The inyge formed on this re tina by the ultra-violet rays can be examined visually through an ordi nary lens. The fluorescent light, how ever, Is injurious to the eye. and thia method of examination la sparingly OMi.