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SATURDAY, JULY 1, 1911.
PAGE MX. THE PIOCHE RECORD. "FIVE FLOCK" Particularly Amuaing Gam to Play When Your Little Friend Come to Pay Short Visit i When your friends come to see you, play "Five Geese In a Flock." The children sit on the grass, or on a bank or bench, side by side. One stands as Market Woman opposite the row of players. She walks along the row and touches each child, beginning where Children Making Merry. she pleases, una Faying o... word of the following rhyme to each as she touches her: "Please good farmer cut the v corn. Keep the wheat and burn the ' thorn. Shut your gate and turn the lock, Keep the five geese in a flock." As soon as she says the word "flock," the one first touched Jumps up and runs away. The market wom an pursues her. But while she is catching her, the other geese have fled, and she has to catch each play er and reseat her In her place before the game can begin again. The one first caught becomes In her turn the market woman. "Den" Is a good out-of-doors game. Each boy takes the name of a wild beast and hasa tree to himself, which represents his den.- Any player who leaves his den Is liable to be tagged by. the next one out The best runner generally starts out first, a second pursues him, and so on until all may be out at once. If a player can tag any one be bas a right to capture, he. takes bim home to hla own den, and the latter must help him to take the rest The pursuer cannot be tagged while bringing home a pris oner.1 The children sit In a row with hands folded to play "Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?" One takes a button and, holding it between both hands, pretends to give it to each one of the players, who open their hands as If to receive It. As she does this the leader says to each one, "Keep all I give you." When she has finisher she puts the question to each one In turn, "But ton, button, who's got the button?" The answer Is "Next door neighbor." When she returns to the head of the line and asks "Who's got the but ton?" the player" mentions the name of the one she thinks has It. The successful guesser takes the leader's place. . " " " Acting Animals. This Is a game called acting ani mate. ; One child pretends to be some kind of animal and acts just as that animal would act Then the other children guess what he is trying to be. : The child who guesses correctly may be tbe next one to represent an animal. It Is really very funny, espe cially if you try to Imitate something like a stork standing on one leg or a rhinoceros or a turtle or even a mosquito, for Insects are Included as well as animals. Sometimes it Is well to allow the guessers three questions that may be answered by . "yes" or no." GEESE IN A D3B!B-BiDI!fllSlIli8 TSUI!. Off BG&iaa A tWOI? BSQDff GO1? & FHQWEOS, i iratK u til " in i hi ii CAN YOU FOLLOW THIS YARN7 Tom and Vera Have Secret Between Them and Each In Burst of Con , fldence Tells Friend. Tom and Vera had a secret between them. In a burst of confidence Tom told It to a mutual friend. Will; but regretting bis action, obtained a prom ise from Will that be would merer let Vera know that the secret bad been told. Will, however, told Vera that Tom had let him Into the secret, but made her promise not to tell Tom that be (Will) bad Informed her of having obtained the Information from Tom. A little later Tom decided to let Vera know .hat be bad told the secret to Will, but Instructed her not to tell Will that he (Tom) bad admitted to giving away the secret to Will. Vera went to Will and told him that Tom bad confessed to having let bim Into the secret, but she made Will promise not to let Tom Know that she had given him this information. She also went to Tom and told bim. In strict confidence, that Will had told her about having learned the secret from him. Will next went to Tom and Inform ed him of Vera having stated that he (Tom) had admitted to giving away the secret Tom retorted by saying that Vera had told him that be (Will) had advised ber of being let into the secret. They both promised not to tell Vera of having given away the confidences which she had late ly given. Hut this Is tho question: Were any more confidences necessary? Or had all of the three friends heard enough to be convinced that the others knew everything that could be told? Sue's disposition wu so sweet She couldn't bear to cross the street And I have even heard her beg' Her mother not to beat an egg! GREAT STADfUM AT TACOMA Structure Is Shaped Like a Horse shoe and Will Comfortably Seat Twenty-Five Thousand. Tacoma's high school, which plays an Important part In Pacific-Coast ath letics, is the only high school In Amer ica having an Olympic stadium, If not the only one In the whole world. It Is a ponderous mass of steel and con crete, Just completed at a cost of more than $100,000 In a gulch at one side of the high school building. The gulch happened to be Just the right shape for the stadium, bo but little excava tion was required. The structure Is shaped like a horseshoe, with the open end overlooking Commencement bay. It will seat twenty-five thousand peo ple, has a center sufficiently large for baseball, football, track and field events, and will also be used for out door musical concerts and entertain ments. A movement Is already on foot to secure the next Olympic games In America, the people of Washington believing that In the Tacoma stadium they have one of the best arenas In the United States for such an event. Baby on Its Hind Legs. Little Bessie was bo accustomed to seeing the baby crawl around the room that she thought It was his natural mode of traveling. One day when he succeeded in standing up with the aid of a chair she was much astonished and, running to her moth er, exclaimed: "Oh, mamma, come quick! Baby Is standing up on his hind legs." G3B8,VM W0Q,G, cad's? HA? IDS OS? gMOtllS otfC3S Cri TT . . rri'QAf fOOt BJJCMHGiAl PAiACf UCKINGHAM PALACE 1b cer tainly not a royal residence In which the British nation takes pride. It lacks the mediaeval aspect and historic fascination of Windsor castle or even of old St. James's, and has nothing to recom mend it architecturally, while the fine old towers of Westminster seen In the distance emphasize its lack of grace and beauty. Still, to the people of today, Buckingham palace designed by John Nash, architect of George IV. is Interesting as the scene of the chief court pageants for the past 74 years, and Is hallowed by the memory of Queen Victoria and Edward VII. Buckingham rl'"1 stands on the site of the Mr ll fjn-y g; rden which James I. planted lor the cultivation of silkworms to produce silk for the royal hose. The sllkworks did not thrive, but the mulberry trees grew and became a fashionable resort dur ing the Stuart period. To the Mul berry garden came the gay revellers from the merry monarch's court at Whitehall, and there maids of honor walked, masked, with their cavaliers It lives in Its old-time glory in Sir Charles Sedley's comedy, "The Mul berry Garden," and the pens of Pope and Dryden have made it a classic spot In its shady arbors Dryden ate fruit tarts with charming Mistress Anne Reeve. Adjacent to the garden was Goring house, which became the property of the Earl of Arlington, to whom, after the Restoration, Charles II. granted the Mulberry garden. Lord Arlington built a new mansion on. the site of old Goring house and named It Arling ton house. It descended to his daugh ter, the Duchess of Grafton, who sold It to Sheflleld, Duke of Buckingham, and he rebuilt it In 1703 and named It Buckingham house. This was the fore runner of the palace. The Mulberry garden was enclosed within the grounds, which were or great extent and beauty for a town residence, as Indeed they remain today. George III. was so pleased with Its fine grounds and secluded position that he pur chased Buckingham house for the sum of 21,000, to use as a family mansion In town. The front of the house was modernized, and the grounds enlarged by an addition from the Green park. It was settled upon Queen 'Charlotte, and the name chaneed to that of the "Queen's house." George III. and his queen went Into roRidenre there In 1763. and hence forth It was the scene of their more private court life, while St. James's Dalace was still used for drawing rooms ana Dig state ium;uuu. . . '. . . .1 All their children were born at the Queen's house, with the exception of George IV.. and there the king col lected the magnificent library later homipnthed bv his successor to the British muBeum. Thither came ur Johnson to discourse on books with his majesty's librarian, and was grati fied bv an interview with the King himself. Memories of Fanny Uurney too, cling to tbe house, for Queen Charlotte could think of no greater honor for the first woman novelist or the time than appointing her a place at court and entrusting her with the mixing of the royal snuff. After the death .of his parents, George IV. resolved to convert their unpretentious house into a royal pal ace. He had spent vast sums on the pavilion at Brighton, and resolved to work cautiously in bis new venture "Beau" Nash, the architect, was in structed to keep to the original eleva tlon. because his majesty was only "repairing" the house. Nevertheless, columns of Carrara marble began to arrive, and a marble arch, copied from the monument of Constantlne at Rome, was designed for the outer en trance. The "repairs" continued un til the orlginaf structure was lost In a web of new buildings of palatial style and decoration, which cost the nation half a million of money. The "King's palace at Plmllco," as It was the fashion to call It, was still un fC7T7 : SI It completed when Geoige IV. died. His successor swore at the place in his very best form and declared he would never live there; he preferred St. James's palace. Still the work went on, and by 1835 the "repairing," which had taken ten years, was completed. In that same year, Nash died, much embittered by all the ridicule and abuse he had suffered as architect of the unpopular palace, which became a favorite subject for wits and satirists Thus It stood in derided isolation when Queen Victoria ascended the throne, and decided to make the new palace her town abode, calling It Buckingham palace. Buckingham pal ace now became the cynosure of all eyes. There the maiden monarch re ceived tbe countless loyal deputations on her accession. The squalid neigh' borbood around was quickly changed, New roads and paths were made, and the front of the palace became gay with fashionable promenaders and the equipages of the nobility. The fine suite of state apartments was fitted up in regal style, and the pleasant rooms on the garden front were arranged for the queen's private use. Ten years later the queen had tbe palace enlarged by adding the east front to enclose the forecourt The monarch arch was removed to Its present posi tion In Hyde Park. Her majesty added many new features to the gardens. The Queen Victoria memorial now commemorates the long association of tbe great and good queen with Buck ingham palace. She entered It within a month of her accession, and from Its gates she issued for the opening of her first parliament, for her corona tion and for her marriage. There Ed ward VII. and most of h.er children were born, and the chief state func tions of her reign took place. There she celebrated her Jubilee and her diamond Jubilee. On a May afternoon in isuu tne revered sovereign re viewed the guards In the grounds ere they started for South Africa. This proved t be her last stay In the pal ace of her youth. On January 22, 1901, the royal standard which had first greeted her as a girl of eighteen floated half-mast high for the queen of eighty-two. SARAH A. TOOLEY. Japan and Advertising. From time to time a half-hearted at tempt Is made In this country and In America to prevent the desecration of fields and woods by glaring advertise ments It has been left to Japan to give the western world tbe lead In this matter, for a law has recently been passed by both houses of parlia ment at Tokyo giving the government the power to protect plcturesaue sites against the abuse of advertise ments. The government Is, in fact, to have the guardianship of the scen ery of Japan, and anythir g that tends to spoil the natural beauty of the country Is to be prohibited. 'Already the famous grove of trees at Habone has been spoiled by an enterprising merchant, who has turned them into so many sandwich men for the- ad vertisement of his wares. The prop er place for advertisements, we beg leave to say. Is a newspaper. Needed Accomplishments. Caller Your daughter Is at home now. Is she notf I heard she had graduated at the Artistic Literary and Scientific University. Hostess She Is not at borne. She has gone to a fin ishing schooL "Why, for what?" "Oh, to learn how to enter a room, and sit down, and hold a fan. and blush." Exchange. Bribery in China. Censor Wen Pin has Impeached H. E. Tsao Ju-lin for having received a bribe of $600,000 when be was in Manchuria in charge of diplomatic af fairs. During a private dinner with a certain foreign minister his son, it is said, received a present of $10, 000 in bank notes . om the minister. Shanghai Mercury. . W 'fit. , winr WMM DEDUCTION THAT WAS TRUE I How Little Tommy Knew the Names of People He Had Never Seen Be foreBoy Was Right. Tommy's mother had taken him to church to hear the evening sermon, and they occupied seats In the gal lery. Tommy tried not to allow his attention to wander from the preach er, but It did. He seemed to be par ticularly interested in a family who sat in front of him. and when the sermon was about alf over he whis pered to his mother: "Mamma, I never saw those people before, but I know their names." Hush, dear!" But I do," . persisted Tommy, Their name's Hill." "How do you know?" "Every time the preacher says his text, 'I will lift up mine eyes to the hills,' those two big girls look at each other and smile." Subsequent Inquiry proved that Tommy was quite correct. Open-Faced. 'What Is the matter with that fel low over there, yawning his head off?' inquired the patent churn man. "What hag tired him so?" 'Him? Aw. that's Elmer Sagg," re plied the landlord of the Skeedee tav ern. "And he ain't tired, either; he' Interested. Elmer went down to the deepo day before yesterday to see the train go through, Just out o' habit, and sot b'cuz he expected to behold anything unusual. And there was a comic op'ry troupe on board, with a special car filled with chorus girls, and one of 'em blew a kiss at him and called him 'Skeezicks!' And he's been standin' open-mouthed ever since." Puck. Never Despair. At a St. Patrick's day dinner In Boston Senator Lodge once said: "Low as was Ireland's estate then, there was no .cause for despair. No estate Is ever so low but that it might be lower. Like the woodsaw- yer's case, yon know. " 'You need exercise, violent exer cise, that's what you need,' a doctor once said to this woodsawyer. 'What Is your business, my man?' "Tm a woodsawyer, sir.' "'Well,' said the doctor, 'suppose you don't grease your saw for a month or so.' " His Status. "Who Is tbe vapid young man In the corner?" "Over there where Miss Plumpy is presiding at the chafing dish?" "Yes." "I'm blest it I know, but he Is al ways somewnere aDout on an occa sion like this." "I see. He's a sort of chafing dish accessory. VERY NECESSARY. Mrs. Scorcher Have you every thing ready for the automobile trip? Mr. Scorcher Yes; I have an extra tire, two lamps, three sparking plugs and repair tools. Mrs. Scorcher And you forgot the court plaster. . , , His Ider. "The Bhongllsb have a queer mar riage custom. The groom holds his nose against a small cylindrical ob ject. I couldn't quite make out what it was." "A grindstone, probably," . inter rupted Mr, Grouch. ' His Difficulty. "You pay. too little attention to your personal appearance. , Remem ber that clothes make the man." "Yes, but for me the man says he won't make any more clothes?" Dorfbarbler. : Some Wind. "A contemporary speaks of a "breeze of excitement." i "That must be a cyclone." ( j m I I in HONEYMOON IN A HOSPITAL Couple Started In Papa's Brand New Large Touring Car witn Briqe groom at the Wheel. 'BlllBon and his wife went off for their honeymoon in a motor car. "Where did they spend their honey moon?" 'It was a brand-new, large touring car the bride's father lent tnem tor the occasion." "Where did they spend their honey moon ?" "Billson drove the car himself. He didn't know anything about driving, but his wife trusted him." "Where did you say they spent their honeymoon?" 'They whizzed along at about sixty miles an hour, and " "Yes; but where did they spend their honeymoon?" And Billson steered the car with one hand and held Mrs. Bulson wltb the other." But what I want to know Is, where did you say they spent their boney- moon?" "In the hospital!' ; - Singularly Fitting. They were discussing Brown, his charmiug manners, and his lack of moral responsibility in all matters connected with money.- "He means to be honest as the sun," said one of hie friends, "but he doesn't get around to paying u.s debts." "He ought not to have any debts, said another man. "He ought to have what my boy in college wrote me for the other day Kathleen Mavourneen' loans." "What are they?" atsked one of the party. 'A 'Kathleen Mavourneen' loan 'may be for years and It may be forever,' " said the father. Youth's Companion. The Reason. 'So you discharged your chauffeur. I thought he was such a good one to speed the machine." "So he was, but he took too much time off to go to jail. DEAR LITTLE THING. Old Man See here, lady, your dog Just bit a piece out my leg. Lady Too bad, too bad; the vet erinary surgeon told me not to let him eat any meat. Disturbed His Slumbers. A tlredr sleepy voice from the floor above interrupted the whispered con versation of the couple seated on the steps of the front porch. "Young man," said the owner of the voice, "I don't care how long It takea you to tell Julie goodnight but please put out that thing you're smok ing. The wind blows ta aroma of it right up into this window." Then all was still, excert that an occasional shriek from the victim of some hold-up man broke monotonous ly upon the ear. . Merry Minstrels. Interlocutor Well; Bones, what hat become of your friend Johnson? I haven't seen him lately. Bones Johnson? Oh, he's got a fine Job. Interlocutor Is If hard labor? Bones No, lndeedy. sah. Johnson works wlf his head. . Interlocutor Is that possible? What I Is be, a bookkeeper Boues No, sah. He works for a carnival man an' uses his head to poke through a canvas and dodge de- balls. Revenge by Proxy. Celtic Strangei- I'im Hennessy baa just bin arris ted; what will yet charge to deflnd him? very xoung j-iawyer xen aoiiars" is my fee in police court cases. Celtic Stranger Well, here It is. I've bad it in for Tim this long tolme, an' 't Is worth tin dalars to git even wld him! Puck. A Live Issue. , "The latter-day candidates don't go around kissing babies." "No. Such conduct, from a pathol ogical point of view, Is all wrong and besides they are kept so busy explain ing how they stand on the tariff ques tion that they don't have time to kiss babies." All at It. "Talking about avoiding things, the world Is nothing, after all, but a pack of dodsers." i - "All?" : . '. .. "Yes, all; for the folks that are not dodging taxes are dodging autcrme blles." More Information. Little ' WilUe Say, pa. - what to diplomat? Pa A diplomat, my son. Is a per son who can prove a man Is a lis" without calling him one.