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rftTH ft » ONNY 'MLOWSi tri p f 1 P 1 e # f s PREPARED FOR THAT. HOW THEY SCORED. A teacher In one of the public schools was recently complimented because of the success attending the It was examination of her pupils, noticed that her class of boys seemed to be able to solve all problems. W'hen a question was asked every boy's hand in the class was raised. The principal of the school was putting the questions, and the lady teacher would call on a pupil to Although more make the answer, than a score of questions were asked, in no instance was an incorrect an The principal was so swer given, pleased at the result that he made special reference to Miss Dash's pro ficiency as a teacher in each of the class-rooms he visited. Probably envy was caused by the fact that in no other class-room did the pupils seem to be so well up in their studies. One of the teachers, whose pupils did not acquit them selves very creditably, made an inve* tlgation and succeeded in gaining the confidence of one of the boys under Miss Dash's care. "Now, Johnny," said she, "how is it that all you boys know the an swers?" "But we don't all know," said Johnny. "But you all put up your hands as if you did." "Miss Dash tells us all to put up our hands when the question is asked. We boys who don't know the answer put up our left hands, and the boys who know the answer put up their right hands, and then Miss Dash only asks the boys who have a right hand up." HER ANCESTRY. a er. frr s mm A 1 III ! He—Ah, you are a true daughter of Eve. She—Indeed I'm not. Our family only goes back to William the Con queror. Willing to Oblige. " 'Backward, turn backward, O Time, in thy flight, make me a child again just for to-night,' " quoted the maiden who was beginning to carry weight for age. "Certainly, my dear," rejoined Fa ther Time, as he paused to whet his faithful scythe. "About how far back would you like me to turn?"—Chicago Daily News. Unappreciated Blessings. Stranger, (in small town)—I saw by Die papers that a boy was born here with no legs and no arms. I am a dime museum manager, and I should like to find him. Citizen—No use hunting him up. tils parents won't exhibit him. "They won't? Well, It beats all what blessings fall to folks as can't appreciate 'em '—N. Y. Weekly. Merely a Suggestion. His mother-in-law had been with hem for three long weeks. "To-morrow," said his wife, "will be mamma's birthday. I wish I could think uf something appropriate to give her." "Why not give her a ticket back home!' suggested the husband.—Chi cago Daily News. The dime museum giant was calling on the Circassian beauty, whose love for him had begun to grow cold. "You only want me for my money," she said. "It is true I have promised to marry you, but you can't make a case of breach of promise against me. You haven't any witnesses." "I haven't, hey!" growled the giant, reaching into one of the side pockets of his overcoat, pulling out the midget, and standing him on the table before her.—Chicago Tribune. NOT WHAT HE MEANT. If <4 tc • ~ He—Have you ever appeared at court? She—Oh, yes, quite often. I have been divorcdtl three times. Information Wanted. They were joint occupants of the parlor sofa—he a man about town, she the heroine of three divorce suits. "Will you be my wife?" he quer ied. "Before giving you my answer," she rejoined, "I would like to know if your income is sufficient to pay me the alimony to which I have always been accustomed."—Chicago Daily News. The Newest Star. First Theater Manager—What is all this talk about your having got hold of a new star, who is to drive the town wild? Second Theater Manager—All true, every word of it; crowded houses as sured for months. "Is he a tragedian or comedian?" "Um—he isn't much of either, but he can swim like a fish, and we're go ing to have the biggest tank on the continent."—N. Y. Weekly. TIPPED ACCORDINGLY. 6 1 f/. 2 Stranger—I guess T should very much like to see over this grand his toric - mansion. Is it feasible? Old Caretaker—No, it's not fess able, sir; but most gents gives m« something for taking 'em round.— Scraps. SOME GOOD HOME REMEDIES. Hot Water Cloth* a* a Poultice Proper Treatment of Burn*. Cloths dipped In hot water readily act as a poultice and have few equals In reducing pain. Cloths which have been dipped in hot water and then are wrapped around a hot water bottle will have all the efficacy of those freshly dipped and rung out, and will jetaln their heat and moisture for hours. This is a good thing to bear in mind when it Is difficult to change cloths every few mintttes, a3 when one is taken suddenly ill in a boarding house or wherever attendants are hard to find. One of the most healing of applica tions in the case of bad burns is made from raw potato without adding any thing to it. Grate it freshly every time the poultice is to be changed, and, after putting it thickly on a cloth, lay over the burns. The heat of the burn will yield like magic to its dripping coolness, which, however, dries rapid ly. It should be renewed as fast as the juice of the vegetable evaporates. Burns treated in this way rarely leave scar, no matter how severe they have been. As usually made, the flaxseed poul tice is all that it should not be—a wet mass which none can welcome. One way of making them is to scald the meal with boiling water, allow to swell, and then heat to the boiling point again. This is used where something gentle is required. To strengthen the poultice mustard in small proportions may be added. The well made poul tice should be soft and moist, but not wet and hot. TIME FOR LIGHTER FOODS. With the Warmer Weather Put Away the Winter Dishes. When children are dull in the morning, and no one feels like break fast and all complain of "spring fever," it is a sign that it is time to draw a line on the winter foods. Put on your thinking cap. Put aside every possible article of diet that was on the table of yesterday and begin afresh on lighter foods. If it has been oat meal porridge, sausage, eggs, pancakes and toast, forget them and begin somewhat after this fashion: Grape fruit or fresh rhubarb sauce, crisp, thin toast and pop-overs, with perhaps ribbons of very thinly sliced bacon. Let the breakfast food go for awhile, and do not mix sour grape fruit or rheubarb with fresh milk. Young radishes and young green on ions are in the market, and a plate of lettuce sandwiches, with coffee, will spur the lagging appetite. Us? for Dried Bread. Dried bread will accumulate in spite of the best efforts of the housewife. Bread pudding, varied with dressings, raisins, currants and bits of citron, is welcome at every table. When a lack of tact permits soggy, uninter esting and tasteless bread pudding coming on the table, its good quali ties and possibilities are lost sight of. Soak a cup of bread crumbs in two cups of milk until soft, beat it smooth, add a tablespoonful of sugar, the beat en yolks of two eggs, a little salt and half teaspoonful of vanilla. Choose tin mold and butter slightly, and stick raisins on the butter; fill the mold and put it in the oven in a pan of water and bake 20 minutes. Turn out and surround with spoonfuls of whipped cream. u Pineapple Muffins. To two well beaten eggs add gradu ally one teacup of sweet milk and one-third cup of melted butter. Thick en this .with one (sifted) quart of flour in which has been mixed three teaspoons of baking powder, a heap ing tablespoon of sugar and a tea spoon of salt. When thoroughly beat en add one cup of grated pineapple and bake until quite done (which will be in about half an hour) in hot, greased muffin rings a little more than half full. Protecting Greenhouse Plants. Plants in a greenhouse should be shaded in some way. Some apply lime wash to the glass. This can be thrown on well with a sprinkler, and it an swers all purposes, but it is quite dif ficult to remove it when there is no longer need of shading. Cheesecloth fastened to wires With rings which may be slipped up and down the wire will be found to cost but little, and will prove very satisfactory. How to Mend a Stay. The nicest way to mend a broken corset or dress stay is to bind the top of the stay or where it is broker with a small piece of chamois skin The end of the stay, it will be found, will not pierce through the chamois as it frequently does through cloth. Aunt Bridget'* Cake. One cup of molasses, one cup of sugar, three eggs, one cupful of but ter,, three scant cups of flour, a little baking soda and the same of cinna mon, mix and bake in a quick oven. Washington Day by Day News Gathered Here and There * at the National Capital CONGRESSMEN NOT IDLE DURING SUMMER RECESS ASHINGTON. — Notwithstanding the fact that every member of the senate and house is now drawing pay at the rate of $7,500 a year—50 per cent, more than thu salary before March 4—not a few of them will be w With but now until congress meets in Decern-1 ber. His pay is reputed to be $200 a found during the summer earning an honest penny by entertaining the pub lic with their particular accomplish ments. The echo of the vice presi dent's gavel had not died away when Senator Tillman, of South Carolina, was on his way to fill a lecture en gagement at Baltimore, one or two exceptions he will deliver his famous lecture on the race ques tion every week day evening from a A V \ ARON SPECK VON STERNBURG, the German ambassador, showed young Theodore and Kermit Roose velt how to jump hurdles just beyond Rock Creek park, the other day. He taught them so well they beat their father, the president, who failed to clear a five-foot hurdle. Baron Stern burg was a hussar in the Gefman army in the^war with France and what he doesn't know about horses is not to be found in the best literature on the subject. He learned the art of riding from the ground up, for he en listed as a private and worked his way along to a commission in a crack cavalry regiment. The lesson that Baron Sternburg gave the Roosevelt boys was not their first under his tutelage. He has been out with them several times "on the quiet" and has managed to bring them to a state of efficiency that already gives them the confidence and ability to follow the hounds. Capt. Fitzhugh Lee, of the Seventh cavalry, is assist ant tutor and the president also takes a hand occasionally, but leaves most of the instruction to the German am bassador and the army officer. The Roosevelt boys had the time of their lives. There was tonic in the B PRESIDENT IS ASKED TO LECTURE ON THE CANAL EPRESENTATIVE MARSHALL, of South Dakota, wants President Roosevelt to tour the west, giving travelogues" describing the Panama canal work. Arrangements have been made so that the president can have a moving picture machine accompany him if he desires, or just a plain stereopticon if he considers it more suitable. "Now, ladies and gentlemen, will be expected to say, "the next pic ture on the canvas is that of the awe inspiring Culebra pass. Right baqk of there I shot two alligators, which the next film displays in their last agonies of death. Death, we must re member, comes to all in time. R u he I ! \ :,/ /a STT? WHITE 'O rf HOUSE TT // C I; ft" '"W X OLLO has been banished from the White House. The time was when Rollo, big St. Bernard pup, was the most prized of all the White House pets. But Rollo fell Into evil ways. All of Rollo's troubles are blamed on a bull terrier presented to Mr*. Roosevelt several months ago. The terrier and Rollo apparently were awfully good friends. They were both about the same age and the bull terrier undertook to teach Rollo "rough house" games. He would grab Rollo by the throat and roll him good and plenty. Rollo, who grew until he was about the size of a calf, tired of this, and the constant attacks oi. the terrlor appeared to ruin his dis position. He beiame petulant and retiring, disliking the company of either man or beast. Several time3 members of R [r ioter* , LECTURE By StMTW H*.. lecture, so it will be seen that wnether the sun shines or not Senator Tillman has a lucrative haymaking time ahead of him. Mr. Beveridge, of Indiana, will be much before the public both on thr platform and in print, but the speech making he does will not yield him a cent. But his writings probably will add largely to his bank roll, for the debate on national issues likely to fig ure in the next national campaign, which he is conducting through the columns of a western magazine, la one of the greatest things ever at tempted by a publication. The de bate already has opened on state's rights lines, Mr. Beveridge taking ad vanced ground and contending for what he call3 "nationalism." PRESIDENT'S BOYS BEAT FATHER AT HURDLING air and the animals they rode at fence and hurdle were full of mettle and in spired with the spirit of the sport. Two of them were the president's own mounts, Roswell and Audrey, mag nificent blooded hunters of a line of hunters. The horse that was first sent at the jump was Gray Dawn, a gift to Theo dore, Jr., by Capt. Seth Bullock, of Deadwood. If he lacks the style and conformation of Roswell and Audrey, he makes up in ginger and endurance. The jumping started at four and on» half feet. The boys cleared this with little difficulty, but the president only topped the hurdle by a supreme effort. Then Baron Sternburg put up the bars to five feet, and the two boys tried it again. There were one or two balks for each, but they finally got over, their father and other specta tors applauding. The president was not to be beaten by his boys if he could help It, so ha put Roswell at the rail again. Ros well started well, but the rail was too high and his rider too heavy so ha quit at the bar. Again and again the president tried, but in vain, and to the delight of his sons he had to admit that he was beaten. "We should so live that we are ever ready to face it. Let us not live as drones in the hive of modern politics, but join, young and old, to work for our advancement and the advance ment of the grand old Republican par ty, football, science, tenpins, rate leg islation, boxing, hunting, literature, yachting, tawn tennis, polo and mili tary and naval supremacy. Eight congressmen who have just returned from the canal zone, are pre paring to make a tour telling their constituents Hie good news. The president has not consented to be booked as yet, but smilingly admit ted that the suggestion might be a good one. WHITE HOUSE PET DOG NAUGHTY—IS BANISHED the president's tennis cabinet have had to step lively to escape a nip from Rollo. After chasing ambassadors, cabinet ministers, and minor officials, Rollo sealed his doom the other night when he treed a couple of the' watchmen from the navy -department who were going through the VWhito House grounds about midnight. Rollo wagged his tall, expecting to be commended for what he had done, but after it became known and dis cussed Rollo was sentenced to be'ijan ished to the farm of Surgeon General Rixey, down in Virginia, where he can chase rabbits and butterflies. The bull terrier, now that Rollo la gone, has turned his attention to Skip, the little black and tan hound which was given the president on his Hon hunting trip in Colorado.