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The Port Gibson reveille. [volume] (Port Gibson, Miss.) 1890-current, January 31, 1907, Image 3

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Deep down the gold-green paths of
In aearch for tha sternal clue
Olad have I ever been ta foam
Where ho* ey and the honeycomb
Their richest eeence* have caught
From blooms the dew and sunglow Of happiness; and glad to view
wrought The buoyant bird (light through the blue
Into perfection; glad to learn And hearken troy fresh tuned flute
The music that the rippling burn , The dearth of lyric song refute;
Lilts to the overleaning fern Olad of tha message of tho snow
And woven leaf net; glad to And After the autunuri orient glow;
A comrade In the upland wind. Aye. glad to have a part In all
And go with him a-gypaymg Of nature's fair processional!
— Clinton ScotUurd, in the New Tork Sun.
*-• *• A A <% £ < '■ .% £ Ék
We had
The hour for closing school had
«truck and still the boys and girls In
Miss Martin's schoolroom lingered in
their seats. Miss Martin was talking to
them and they were listening with
great Interest. She was saying:
"Our Christmas collection is much
larger than It was last year,
a tree, a little feast and a good time
then, and we can do It on the same
amount this year. You have a chance
to vote what we will do with the ten
dollars we have left Who will make
« motion?"
There was silence for a minute, then
one of the girls said, "We might buy
coal for some poor woman."
"Do you know of any one who needs
1t In our village?" asked the teacher.
was the reply, "but I thought

you might."
Miss Martin replied. "I do know of
several families who need fuel, but I
know ot six men who have offered our
charity club enough money to buy all
the fuel needed, and other kind men
and women have offered flour and
clothing for the poor families we have
about here who need help."
"What do you think we would bet
ter do with the money?" asked one of
We might give books to
the boys.
the library or send It to some city
charity, but it seems more like Christ
mas to make some one have a good
time with it around here.
Miss Martin looked - at her little
school without speaking for a moment,
then ehe said, "There is an old
Christmas story, children, that you all
know. It Is the story of what is call
ed through the Christian world the
first Christmas, and that Christmas
was celebrated in a stable among tbe
cattle. Do you not all know these
llnee of that beautiful old hymn:
XJold on his cradle the dewdrepe are
Low lies bis head with the beasts of
the stall'?
.Yet how few of us ever think to make
these lowly friends of our happier on
Christmas day. Who of you has tried
to share a little of the Christmas joy
with your useful, faithful friends, the
horse, the dog, the cat?"
Four hands went up, and Miss Mar
tin called on Mary Prentiss first. Mary
"I always have something on the
tree for my cat Flossy. Last Christ
mas she bad a new cushion to lie on
and a bag of catnip.'*
Mary's brother Tom was called on
next and he said, "I gave my dog Rol
lo a hard rubber hall last year and
aa extra good dinner.'*
Then Robert Graves spoke: 'Tapa
let me give our horse Ffenny an extra
feed and a new blanket.
It was now Alice Maynard's turn.
**We always give our animals a little
feast and some presents they can play
with," she said. We had great fun
last yéar with a little toy that we
could wind up, and the cat and dog
both chased It and played with it.'*
"I am glad to hear this," said Miss
Martin, "for now I am sure of some
help In my plan for Christmas. I am
going to ask you to help make a poor,
Suffering animal happy on Christmas
day. I will tell you my plan. Per
haps none of you have noticed lately
an old, wretched looking horse that a
rag and J.'nk peddler drives through
the village to the city every day."
Nearly a dozen hands went up and
voices broke out In excited tones: "I
have seen him." "And I." "So have
"I see this man every afternoon after
I go home from here," Miss Martin
•aid, "and I spake to him once about
his horse. He answe ed me very un
pleasantly and said, 'My horse is all
right I feed her, but she is one of the
poor kind. You can't prove that I
don't feed her.' Then I sent a com
plaint to the agent of the society In
the city, but he wrote that if the horse
was able tc work at all he 'couldn't
take a p ot man's horse away from
him.' The poor old creature looks
thinner and weaker every day. Some
nights she can hardly crawl along, and
her master always has a whip in his
lame. Now what do you say to buy
ing this horse and giving her a happy
"Ob, let us do it!" cried the children
almost as one voice.
A kind farmer has offered to keep
the horse for us * ntll we decide what
Is best to do for her. When tbe ped
dler drives horn* the day before Christ
mas, Mr. Prentiss will call him into
his yard and offer him some old iron
he has there, then he will try to buy
the horse, afid If he succeeds will have
hor taken out of the wagon at
Mr. Prentiss has invited us all there
to our Christmas tree, you know, so
we can Join in giving a Christmas
greeting to poor old Jessie. I call her
Jessie because she looks so like a horse
of that name my aunt os ce owned.
Do you all like this plan?"
Every hand was raised, and eager
girls and boys began to tell how they
would try to make poer Jessie com
fortable and happy again. Then school
was dismissed.
It was the day before Christmas.
Great preparations had been going on
at the large, cheerful farmhouse for
the Christmas party. The boys had set
up a tree in the parlor. Some of the
older girls had dressed it The moth
ers had bountifully supplied a table
with good things that young people
enjoy. All the guests were there,
when about five o'clock an old wagon,
drawn by a thin, limping horse, ap
peared at the foot of the bill.
} The horse dreaded the hill; that was
plainly to be seen. Horses hasten Joy
fully toward snug stables, a good sup
fwr, a smooth road or a drinking
Yesterday she seemed very
• •
fountain, which shows that they can
anticipate good thngs and hurry to
meet them. As this we know is true,
surely they can anticipate things that
are painful also, and hold back in
dread of them. So poor old Jessie, her
trembling legs almost failing her.
stopped at the foct of the hill, and If
she could have spoken in our language
she would have said: "I cannot crawl
up this steep hill; it is slippery. I am
badly shod and lame. Besides I am
all tired out, and when I get to the
end of my Journey I have only a cold
shelter and a little poor hay and Ice
cold water. I wish I could lie right
d«wn here and die." But her brutal
owner gave her a cruel cut with the
whip, and with another great effort
she started up the hill. The eager
faces watching behind the curtains
grew sad and Robert Prentiss cried
out: "I won't stand this, I'm going to
tell that man what I think of him."
"If you make him angry we can't
get the horse," said wise little Mary.
The Prentiss house was halfway up
the hill. Waiting outside, well wrap
ped up. for It was a bitterly cold night,
was Mr. Prentiss; and as the horse
slowly and painfully was limping by
be hailed the man.
•"Held on. I've got something you
may like.
The man stopped, and at Mr. Pren
tiss's motion drove Into the yard.
*Tve a pile of old Iron In my barn.
It's worth considerable, for there la
a pretty good stove with it. Want to
look at It?" The men went Into the
barn. Several ctf the boys, too eager to
wait, stole out of the house, watched
by twenty pairs of eyes from windows
up stairs and down. The boys looked
into the wagon In vain for a blanket
to cover the trembling old herse, who
stood with drooping head, first lifting
one foot, then another, in a poor at
tempt at rest. "No matter," Robert
whispered to them, "father will get
her. He never fails; then we'll fix her
up fine."
The men came out of the barn.
"Ix»k here," said Mr. Prentiss, "your
horse is not fit to travel another step.
She's too old or too weak for your
work anyway. I hate to see a horse
like this in harness. Now we would
like ta give you and your family and
this old horse a Merry Christmas.
You say you've had hard luck. Well,
I'll give you the stove and the old Iron
and a five-dollar bill, and you give
me the old horse. I will lend you one
of my herse to take you home with
your load.
The man hesitated,
and I'll do It.
five." Mr. Prentfcs said, "but 1*11 give
you what I said, and 1*11 add a bag of
good corn meal, a bushel of potatoes
and a load of wood for a Christmas gift
to your wife and send them to you to
morrow morning.
"I'll take her out," said the man
slowly, eyeing the horse curiously,
as if a new thought had come to him.
"Work lively," said Mr. PrratlM,
"It Is cold." At the first word half a
dozen boys and girls appeared. In an
astonishingly short time the old horse
was taken out and led into a wide
stall, where two of the boys with gen
tle hands began rubbing her tired legs.
If ever a horse expressed by grateful
looks her pleasure poor old Jessie did
as she turned her dim eyes first to
one side, then to the other, and rubbed
hex poor old nose against her benefac
Two more boys, under Mr. Prentiss's
direction, prepared a warm mash for
her supper, another fixed her straw
bedding and two of the girls stood
ready to cover her with a good blanket
they had insisted on warming, to Mr.
Prentiss's secret amusement
The peddler stood looking on In
great surprise. What did it all mean,
this care for a poor old horse that he
thought was not worth her feed? But
as Mr. Prentiss purposely delayed gét
ting him off, the man began to under
stand that It meant kindness, a fair re
turn for faithful labor, and tender
thought for the helpless creature that
had suffered so at bis hands, and
to his blinded vision the gratitude of
the cold, hungry, tired horse was
'Give me ten
Your horse Isn't worth
» •
As he was driven into his yard up
to the miserable shed, through every
crack of which the cold wind
whistling, and as he opened it to leave
bis wagon, he was ashamed to have
Mr. Prentiss see that he had taken no
pains to give his horse a comfortable
shelter; ashamed ot the narrow, dirty
stall with no bed In it and no blanket
but a thin piece of ragged carpeting.
He knew that he had been quite able
to make his faithful helper far more
comfortable and Inwardly he deter
mined to make his shed snug and warm
before he put another horse In it, 'to
widen the stall and to take better care
of his horse in every way.
In Mr. Prentiss snug stable, in a
roomy stall, Jessie was eating her
warm mash with the eagerness of star
vation, and a happy group of children
took turns la getting as near as possi
ble to enjoy seeing her eat. Now and
then she would stop a second and look
around as If to say, "Am I dreaming?"
then rub her nose on the nearest boy
in affectionate gratitude.
At last the mothers summoned tbe
children to the house, but amid all the
joy of feasting and Christmas gifts
nothing gave the guests such pure and
deep happiness as the thought of the
old horse who had served mankind
faithfully all her life, and now through
thair means was going to be tenderly
cared for as long as she was able to
take comfort in living. As they were
about ts separate the minister
Pointing toward th* stable
he lifted hie hand to enjoin alienee and
said, "Inasmuch as ye have done it un
to one of the least of these, ye have
done It unto me."—Published by per
mission of "The Animal Rescue
League, Boston. .
J® P,
D,.rl, every farmer, boy and
a farmer, too turn, over hot a f« ;
£ " d "to
of tuGir fur and oil* !
. ,
Every acre of meadow land will have
from half a dozen to a doz
en skunks roaming about through
the long grass in search of |
their food aod o.l,
required by the expert to effect their
death. Many are trapped, and the |
country lad who is acquainted with j
the habits of the little animals will
now have his traps set about the corn
field and hen yards, places the skunks
are most likely to frequent
The man who hunts the skunks for
their fur and oil will postpone his
Skunk a 8ource of Revenue to the
Maine Farmer Boy.
Though shunned by society and de
spised by ail save the hunter, the
skunk is a source of large revenue to
many persona In Maine during the
months when fur is in its best condl- j
tion. Skunks are easily killed and j
... „ . j
h V" lateSeptemter Then
when the moon is bright and the
nights are (getting frosty, the skunks
roam abroad la tha greatest numbers. ;
Then. too. the fur hue thickened after
the shedding of the old winter s coat |
and the skins bring the best price.
The season for skunk hunting lasts
the middle of September until i
well Into November. When the heavy ]
frosts of the latter month come the |
fat skunks which contain the
oil den up for the winter. Others,
which may not have the necessary fat
to carry them through the winter in
a snug den, wander abroad all winter.
The prices paid for skunk skins are
regulated in large part by fashions in
furs. The skins which are most val
uable are those of the darker animals. ,
A pure black skin Is worth from $1
to $2, according to quality. Striped '
skunk skins bring from 25 to 40 cents, |
while those with a part stripe bring
from 50 to 75 cents. Three years ago
the skin of a dark skunk brought from
$2.50 to $3 and there were not enough
of the skins to meet the demand. Since
that time, however, the muskrat has
supplanted the skin in popular favor
and the decline in price Is the result,
—Kennebec Journal.
The New Hampshire senate has but
The small steel screws used In
watchmaking are worth six times their
one lawyer Id Its membership.
weight in gold.
Tbe Kansas farmers are complain
ing this year that the ears of corn are
In Turkey any youth and maiden
who can walk properly and can un
derstand the necessary religious ser
vice are allowed to be united for life.
too large for the shelters.
A letter has been delivered by the
postal authorities at Clacton, an Eng
lish seaside resort, which bore the ad
dress: "Corner house, two stone dogs
in front
the correct name and address.
The writer bad forgotten
Dr. Joseph M. Malcolm, aged 53,
died at the County Home, Altoona,
Pa., recently,
lived In Altoona and was noted, for
never charging the poor for medical
services—a trait which left him a pau
per himself.
For many years he
Life-size portraits of Napoleod III
and the Empress Eugenie have been
discovered in the attic of the Hotel de
Ville, at Metz,
presented to the town by the emperor
in 1860, and during the siege at Metz
they were taken out of their frames
and hidden.
The paintings were
Firemen of New York city, from
Commissioner O'Brien down, have
subscribed $2200 for Mrs. Annie Sul
livan, widow of "Dan" Sullivan, a
fireman, who died a few weeks ago.
This money Is to replace ten $100 bills
lost by Mrs. (Sullivan or stolen from
her as she was leaving fire headquar
ters with her husband's share of the
department's Insurance fund.
An aged Scotsman was giving his
impressions of a local earthquake to a
stranger. The latter remarked that
it must have been an experience to P
find the crockery jumping off tbe
shelves. '*Ou ay, mon! It was
Ye ken, I've been marrit
mony s year and, weel, that's the
only thing that has happened in our a
hoose that the guid wife didna blame
Sanitary caution is not new, though
doubtless it has grown. An eighteenth
century rector was burying one of his
parishioners in the churchyard, when
he was interrupted by a woman who
demanded immediate speech with him. er
"You must wait until I have finished,"
said be.
me for daeinV*
"No, sir, I must speak at
"Well, then, what's the mat- i
ter?'' he inquired. "Why, sil?' ex
claimed the poor woman, "you are
burying a man who died of the small- ne
pox next my poor husband, who never e 0
had it"
Fishes as Barometers.
"In their way," said the old fisher
man, "fishes are not such bad weather
"If a storm is approaching the fish
stoping biting and they won't bite
again until the storm Is well over.
They appear to know when a storm
is coming and when it has really
pimsed. and
And to fishermen and farmers liv- he
ing along the shore, fish foretell the
near approach of cold weather. Hours
before it comes fishes leave the shal- aTe
low waters in shore and seek deeper
water, which in its depths will stay and
warm and keep an equable tempera
ture after the shallower and surface
"Oh, yes; fishes know a thing or flew
two about the weather."—Washington ter
waters have turned cold.
Sheep are now the most profitable
stock a farmer can keep. A good ewe
will produce herself and will yield
more than enough wool to pay for her
keep. Besides this, sheep are valu
able In cleaning up the rough spots
on a farm and keeping down the
weeds that horses and cows will not
touch. The statement is made that
of six hundred plants common to »
««1« of Iowa the .bee. eat. fly.
; ^ rnghtj-two
"to »»rae ami ftftyalx for cattle.
! _ . ^. _ , •
In many places the farms are said
to ^ hung ay»_that Is, they
need j uat ^jg ot grazing to keep
the foul stuff down,
of | It l(| comparatively easy to care for
There to litUe to do In feed
, * and M 6table to clean . Thig
not meat;, however, that they
need no o&re at all, but with a sheep
tight pasture fence they will do well
with less attention than any other
farm stock.
There is a present tendency to un
dertake sheep culture more generally
j upon small farms. A company with
^ ^ or .
w ~ . ,
; •*» Naw ^*' and ^, rmcre to keep . ,
* h "~- ™*ement to
| takl '>* place <" oUler OTCtl< ™» of tho
coaatry ' ..
.. Sh ^® p , are pri b e now ' and
i tbe likelihood Is that they will re
main so, as the demand for mutton
ganized, which will let out flocks to
| Md l am t> aas grown enormously with
In the past few years. The sales for
marketing purposes in Chicago for
one week recently were more than
double those of the corresponding
week of six years ago. A farmer may,
however, begin with a few breeding
ewes, and by the time his flock has
reached the size he wishes he will
, be experienced In caring for them.
* Ewes three years old are the best
' age to purchase in starting. Younger
| than that they should not be bred,
The teeth indicate their age; ycaT
Ings have one pair of broad front
teeth; two-year-olds, two pairs;
three year-olds, three pairs, and over
that four pairs. For strong, healthy
lambs the ewes should be In good
physical condition when bred. The
best blooded ram possible to use 1»
none too good for building up a
Sheep do not need a warm place—
except at lambing time—and do well
In a shed where they are protected
from the wind. They should have
plenty of room and air and good
water. Their quarters and pasture
should be dry underfoot. Clover bay
with some oats make good feed for
them.—The Circle.
Our dairy consists of pure bred Jer
seys, and we use our best endeavors
to keep them free from filth. The
card and brush, and sawdust for bed
di Qgt a re in constant use.
The man
ure is dropped into the basement di
rect^ underneath, on which swine
are kept to prevent heating,
The stable is well lighted and ven
tilated, and. out cows have alwav3
been free from disease. We have
nover lost one except from accident,
and since they have been dehorned
accidents are very much less fre
quent. We water but once a day, at
11 a. m„ several rods away at a
fountain that seldom freezes, supplied
from a warm spring cf pure running
water except in rough weather. Then
(hey are watered in the barn from
a deep well. At no time are they left
to shiver in the cold, and they ap
pear to enjoy the exercise. We feed
only at morning and evening. The
first feed in the morning is ensilage,
then mixed hay after milking. In the
evening, also after milking, we feed
hay, oat hay or hungarian after grain
with most satisfactory results, as
they have ample time to masticate
and digest the same.
We still use the deep setting pro
cess Cor raising cream and allow
twenty-four hours, and If faithfully
done there will be no butter fat on
the sklmmilk. We know by this
season's trial that there is more
money In selling milk at five cents
and cream at twenty cents per quart
than at twenty^five cents per pound
of butter fat, all being taken from
the door. We are feeding cottonseed
meal all the year round, even at
$1.75 per hundred, with other ap
P roved "brands, according to the re
quirements of the animal. For tying,
we uee one-half inch rod twelve
**»<*« long, with hoops and rings on
eac h end to drop over the stanchion,
a of chain on top of suitable
length with rings between links, and
another piece on the lower end with
out rings with a snap in the end for
fastening, and ma lo *o correspond
wIth 8ize of animal to be UeJ. I bavo
Malls for two, one tied on each aide,
wlth partings between. With such
ohain« they cannot molest each oth
er -—C. E. Cbadbourne, Cumberland
County, Me.
_ _ _
There Is a man In one of tho East
ern States, who passe« among his
ne igbbors as a "good ' farmer, whose
e 0 ^ always appear in fine condition
when they go to pasture. He keep«
1 them during the wintor In a dark
stable with low ceiling and no ventila
tion, and they aro usually too filthy
for description, but just before "turn
ing ont" he has his boys go over
them with the horse clippers and re
move everything except the hide. Hf
has a secret idea that he has "fooled"
his neighbors, but if he would haive
hoys groom his stock every daj
and keep them in sanitary quarters.
he Y ould l earn that he has deceived
himself more than any one else.
This is an extreme case, but there
aTe many farmers who do not appre*
elate how much good it does the cow3
and how much good it will do them
selvas to keep them clean. It has
been demonstrated over
again that grooming increases the
flew of milk. It keeps the cow in bet
ter health and she does better work.
and her milk wtl be purer ai*i richer.
Cows do not, at the start, take
and over
kindly to the operation If a curry
comb or a «tiff bruah hi used, but by
beginning gently they aoon oome to
enjoy It, and will repay the coat of
the effort In more ways than one.
Cleanliness la essential to the high
eat efficiency o< man or beast. The
beat work la not pcealble where rltal
Ity ia diminished by foul air or foul
poree any more than a machine can
do fjood work with bearing» gummed
with oil and clogged with grit.
Fastidious care of cows adds pro
fit to the dairy, and any business be
comes more pleasant when It la pro
fitable.—The Circle.

First, we must bear in mind t hat
health is the foundation for laying,
and that exercise is the guarantee of
a healthy condition. ^
These facts simplify the matter, for
It brings it within the reach of all to
have healthy, and laying fowls with
out phywic and without any expense
to apeak of
A orated frame two feet deep on
movable posts so as to elevate It
an equal distance from the ground or
floor and, with a slatted bottom, the
slats a half an Inch apart, the frame
tn hf> about four hv six feet is about
to be aDout tour by six reet is aroui
right for fifteen or twenty fowls. It
should be placed under a shed with a
base-board a foot and a half high, on
the open shed front. The floor should
be earthen and dug up loosely to a
depth of three to four inches and
thoroughly littered with leaves and
straw. Then the frame mentioned .
should be filled half way up with the
same kind of material and stood In
the center ot the shed. Within thl.
elevated crate ell the grain tor the
., , .... .. . .
chickens should be scattered and turn
ed with a fork. The top should re
main open for the birds to have free
access. They goon learn to follow
the feeder to the shed and to pounce
in on the trash In the crate and to
make things fly. Of course, a por
tion of the grain sifts through down
among the leaves and trash below
and in a short time they are willing
workers after it down below, also.
It makes a kind of self feeder which
keeps the hers at werk most of the
day and keeps them toned up to a
high pitch n eagerness and activity,
dispelling .'.i lethargy and listless
There is nothing sold under the
name of "Eg; Producer that equal-»
this arrangement es :t stimulus to
lading. It keeps the hens in lone and
soon brings the pullet j to the nest.
— H. B. Geer.
Foul brood Is the most contagious
and fatal disease that bees are sub
ject to and is sure to spread unless
Immediately stamped out, not only to
all other bees on the place, but to
those on neighboring farms. The best
plan at this season is not to try to
cure It, but dig a pit and at night
build a fire in the pit an.1 brimstone
the bees of all diseased colonies. Do
not let a single bee escape and con
sign all bees, combs and honey to the
pit and after they are burned, shovél
back the dirt so no bee fröm the
healthy hives can get »nv of the in
fected honey, as one drop of it will
start the disease in other hives.
A common mistake of ignorant or
careless beekeepers Is to let a colony
become weak from the disease and
healthy colonies .rob out the honey
and carry the dlslase to all of his and
his neighbor's be® and cause the de
struction of all. It is hard, even for
an expert to cure foul brood and it Is
useless for any one not fully acquaint
ed with it to try to cure it, as by so
dolas ha will »my deatro, hU healthy ■
ueaa * ' ny 1 p , th
put heir empty comes under the
brood nests end let them remain till
cold weather when they are removed ,
and stacked in some shed or out- |
house till spring. If the combs are
subjected to zero weather all eggs of
the moth will be destroyed and no
danger need be feared from their fu
ture use.—The Epitomist.
First teach them to lead by tying
them at the side when driving the
mother. When a year or eighteen
menths old, put the harness on while
standing In the stable, allowing the
traces tq,Teach almost to the floor
and dangle about their heels a few
hours each day before hitching them
up. Then hitch them to a small
drag, then to a large one until tbey
know they have to pull a pretty good
load. Afterwards hitch them by an
old steady horse and they will readily
understand what to do and are quick
ly broken to work both single and
double at the same time. I have
known very fractious colts made good
quiet work horses by this treatment
A simple remedy, and effectual If
used upon the first appearance of lice
on house plants or any out-of-door
plants, Toses, sweet peas, nasturtium,
chrysanthemums, beans, melons, cu
cumbers, etc., Is a strong solution of
ivory soap. Two applications should
be sufllcient. I have had good suc
cess in treating San Jose scale with
two pounds of whale oil soap to one
gallon of water and one pint of kero
sene oil, applied to the trunk of the
trees and branches with a paint brush
as high up as my time and patience
will allow, spraying tbe balance of
the tree with the same solution.—A.
A. Hlxon, Worcester County, Mass.
Key-Locking Bolt.
A key locking bolt designed for
fastening securely on the outside of
doors of garages, stables, boathouses,
chicken houses, etc., is one of the lat
est additions to the hardware catalog.
It consists of a malleable -iron cast
ing carrying a steel bolt applied in
the usual manner and looking not un
like the ordinary bolt. When the bolt
is shot the locking tumblers fall into
a receea in the case where a turn of
the key secures everything against
tampering. A necessary feature of
the design is that none of the screws,
by which the fixture 1» attached, is
exposed when the bdlt is locked in po
sition. _
Flpwers, as a rule, are about 1 1-2
degrees warmer than tbe surrounding
I •.
^^•V#rÄ T WORÖ-. - ■
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Too many children are seen with
short socks and bare legs in cold
weather. Mothers justify this on the
ground of Its being a toughening
process. This Is a mistake. It should
fc e unnecessary to urge mothers to
of dothe the little ones as warmly as
they do themselves.
for -
Mrs. y / 8 fancy rung to thj8 collec _
tlon of harps. She does not know a
note of music, and of course cannot
on pick a string, but she loves harps for
It their shape and has three or four of
or them in her house. She declares,
much to the annoyance of her family,
that she Intends getting as many
more -—New York Tribune.
It rpR N MATnC! , r, on w 0
So much in earnest Is Mra. M. in j
ker aesthetic crusade and efforts to
a beautify the village where her mag
nifleent country home is situated, im
P rove its schools and churches and
. raise tb e art standard of the com
mdn,t Y' that she ha * carried the cam
In P a,ga for the beautiful right into her
P™>» m « "? Provided pot. of
ff™"'"* t0 dcc ° rate the
(window sills of her servants rooms,
L_New York Tribune,
Mrs. X.'s chief diversion is em
broidering Initials on face towels,
and the supreme test of her affection
Is evidenced when she presents a
Ifriend with a half-dozen strips of ex
pensive damask with the friend's
Jnonogram done in red embroidery
cotton. Mrs. X. does not go in for
old English, script cross stitch or
(fancy lettering. Instead, she marks
the towels in her sprawling, stylish
^iand, with pencil, and outlines them.
The effect is dashing, to say the
Germany is threatened with a
(Woman famine in 2007 A. D. Herr
Gustav Kukutsch, a noted statisti
cian, foresees that the male popula
tion, increasing at Its present rate,
will a hundred years hence outnum
ber the female Genmans by two mil
At present there are several thou
sand more females than males in
Germany, but the sterner sex is catch
ing up with the fair ones by leaps
and bounds. In forty years, calcu
lates Herr Kukutsch, the sexes will
be In equal force, but in 2007 the
women will be the minority.
In his published prophecy of a wife
famine, the man of figures asks,
What will the superflous Cermau
man in 2007 do to obtain a wife?
There will be -nothing for him to
do but either remain a bachelor or
seek a wife abroa'd.
■ por ^ ^ who , o kn(t
wishes to make her brother, or other
re present, the new knitted
„ hclmet , Q be worn thc
, rgater gkBtlng , proTa most
| ^^eptgble.

Men like girls who are original,
* utle and unselfish, and whose out
a:d appearance indicates personal
To draw threads easily, for hem
stitching or drawn-work patterns,
rub the cloth between the fingers, or
rub a little white soap on the cloth
where the threads are to be drawn.
t '
The dainty freshness of a girl's
attire possesses a charm for the mas
culine beholder to a far greater ex
tent than styliBh clothes. The care
of the small details, such as shoes
and gloves, is all important—The
Just before the boat train left the
St. Lazare Railway station in Paris
for Havre a luxurious automobile,
loaded with luggage bearing innu
merable continental labels, rolled up,
and two men and two women alight
ed. After attending to the removal
of the baggage one of the women
impulsively kissed tbe smooth wood
surface of the coach to the amaze
ment of open-mouthed porters, trav
elers and giggling urchins.
"There, I couldn't help It!" she ex
claimed to a man who seemed to be
her husband. "I know lt'a fright
fully common to make an exhibition
of one's feelings, but I must show
gratitude to the dear machine which
has given me such good times all
summer. It has never broken down,
never killed anybody nor anything.
I just love It.
Louise," she said, as she turned
to the other woman In the party, "if
you care for your sister at all you'll
look after my darling motor car,
won't yon, until I return next
Among the passengers who ar
rived yesterday on the American Line
steamship New York were Mrs. Stuy
vesant Fish and her daughter.
Mrs. Fish said that she was very
glad to get back to America,
took occasion to boost American
dressmakers when a zealous reporter
asked her If she had brought back
many Paris clothes.
smiled Mrs. Fish, "I did
not. I brought back very few, for
the reason that American-made gowns
are far better than those one gets in
Paris. The materials are more dur
able, they are better made and the
dressmaker in this country is, to my
mind, more original in her ideas than
are the dressmakers of Paris. The
American woman is the best dressed
In the world because she is not bound
by style. She is original, and her
Individuality is expressed in her gar
ments. In Paris that is not so. Th«
women there are slaves to mod«.
(They are all of a pattern."—New
York Sun.
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Tibbie was a Scotch lass; hard*
working and comely. She ruled ovei;
a grateful and suppressed family ofi
New Englanders for eight years, and
then announced her Intention of mar*
rying within six weeks.
"I suppose it is Rab whom you
mean to marry. Tibbie?" asked her
nominal mistress, referring to a tall,
mild-faced young Scotchman who had
spent more or less time In Tibbie'«
spotless kitchen for the last three
„„ " *?' , aanoun ced Tibbie, calmly,
of J,! ero he .f .V, een * om,ng aad 8itt,n «
. ®, a these tln } ea > and De J er *
° Mm 'iT vou've no mlirt t«
h '" b T,®°
a , me > Rab » ? e can Ji®t say so, and
I'll spend nae more on bright ribbon«
to sit up wi' ye, but I'll tak my
j^ncy and buy one Q , thoae talklng
in j machines, that plays tunes, after I've
to paid for a Btrlp 0 » new oUcjoth to
cover the floor where you * ve worn out
the old one, and then I'll tak my
releegious books and settle down In
• •
Rabble was so concerned at my
drear prospects and the thonghts o*
my savings he said he would hae me
whenever I got ready."—Boston
Post. • • ^
If you would be numbered among
the elect, provide yourself with Jew
eled combs to match every gown
street, house and calling. Mrs. Long
worth, who has been affecting brown
this autumn to the utter annihilation
of her former favorite, "Alice blue,
has been displaying a high-backed
comb In her golden tresses, dotted
with sardonyx set in dull gold. The
side-combs are similar, only in small
er pattern. At the opera the othex
night Mrs. Longworth looked her
best in pale green tulle, with gar
lands of leaves, and her hair, piled
high and adorned with little 'lusters
of curls, was gay with pins having
emerald tops. A big comb scudded
with emeralds looked imposing. Sev
eral fashionable women bave sets of
coral studded combs and hairpins to
wear with afternoon gowns, while
pearls and diamonds are common
now in fashionable throngs as tiaras
and necklaces.—New York Press.
Dress is aa expression of charac
ter. The higher a woman's social
position tbe more subdued should be
her dress in public.
Extreme smartness in dress Is
usually the result of simplicity. -
Good taste In dress, as In musle
or painting, harmonizes the whole.
A cultivated mind is always asso
ciated with graceful and elegant at
Nothing is In good taste that is
worn at an inappropriate time.
There may be little money to lav
ish on dress, but a certain quality
will always prevail In tbe selection
of color, material or style that at
once proclaims the woman to the
manner born.
A well-dressed woman bears the
imprint of a lady.
The selection and arrangement ot
the dress usually reflect the wearer »
taste, no matter how slender the
To be well dressed gives one ease
and self-confidence.
Self-respect will win the respect of
others, and to gain this one must, be
' suitably and well dressed. * . ;
A woman cannot be at perfect ease
and have sweet peace of mind when
she sees herself reflected in a mirror
as having a bodly hung skirt and a
coat out of fashion.
The knowledge that her gown is
a good fit, becoming In color, grace
ful in lines, will impart to a woman
a superior air and a sense of comfort
produced in no other way.
We are judged by our dress as
well as by our manner of speech. To
be appropriately and well dressed Is
one of the signs of good breeding**
A becoming hat and a well-made,
becoming dress may be a passport
into good society.
To be well dressed will be found
of great assistance to the courteous
stranger In having the doors of hos
pitality or success opened to her.
A woman need not be either hand
some or rich to be well dresred.
Good taste will embellish even
The love of beauty will create.«
desire to express good taste, which
the rich, who are without It,
might well envy. . »
The artist has only a bit of uheap
canvass and a few oil colors, yet he
creates a masterpiece; so a woman
may transform the simple thing«
about her into pictures of good taste
with the aid of needle, thread, scl*
sors and brains.—The Circle.
The Cold Shoulder.
At a reception in Washington some
time ago one of the guests, a man
with a poor memory for faces and,
in addition, a little near-sighted, took
the host aside and spoke to him in a
confidential whisper.
You see that tall man standing
by the door?" he asked.
"Well, I was talking to him awhile
ago about the terribly cold weather
in Nebraska last year, and he yawned
In my face."'
The host smiled. **
who he ia?" asked he.
* •
Don't you know;
That's Lioutonant Peary, the Arc
tic explorer."—Harper's Weekly.
It Is odd that all detectives should
know just where such wicked places
are, whereas tho police can hardly,
ever find them. Why do the police
not employ detectives, as other peo
ple do?—From F. Marion Crawford's
"A Lady of Rome."
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