Untler Grttn Houghs.
I heard along the orchard,
in the bright spring weather,
The pink and pretty people
Whispering close together:
"We're drawing royal juices
From the happy earth's completeness,
From the perfumed showers of summer
And the spicy south wind's sweetness.
"We're wizards of the moouliglb:
Weaving charms with dewy plunder;
And we're chemists of the sunshine
Changing form and working wonder.
"When nil the leaves have reddened
With streaks anil peaks and dapples.
Chough folk may think us blossoms,
They'll find we're really apples!"
Harriet Prescott Spoitord, in St.
Wild Animals nud Catnip.
A curious investigator and a few
sprigs of catnip led to an amusing
Bcene at the Zoo in Central Park, New
York City, recently.
The tigers and the puma scornfully
refused to notice the herb when it was
presented to them by the keeper; but
the lion, the lionesses, and the big
leopard were boisterous in their mani
festitatlons of pleasure.
The lion planted a foot upon it,
ismelled it, licked it, sprawled upon it,
and tossed it about in ways unbecom
ing his kingly dignity. The leopard
picked it up in her huge paw, took
long and ecstatic sniffs, and roiled
over and over upon it in the exuber
ance of her delight. In her efforts to
apply it to the upper part of her head,
she performed acrobatic feats of an
From this experiment the investiga
tor was satisfied that love of catnip is
not confined to the domestic branch
of the cat family.
Tlie Myntery of Sound*
Sound is one of the simplest
things in the world, and yet to many
persons, young and old, it is one of
the most mysterious. Tell them, for
example, that the fall of a tree In a
forest makes no sound in itself, and
they smile incredulously; or, if they
believe you. they confess that they
cannot understand it. When you say
that the presence of some person or
some thing with ears is absolutely es
sential to tho production of sound they
seem unable to grasp the idea, and
contend that the fall of the tree does
make, and cannot help making, a
noise, which is there, all the same,
whether there be anybody to hear it
But they are wrong, of course, for
there is no sound except in the ear. In
the making of a sound there are three
essential conditions. Let us take this
illustration of the tree in the forest.
It falls and strikes the ground. That Is
the first condition. Its striking the
ground sets the air around it into
violent agitation. That is the second
condition; but there is no sound yet,
only a series of vibrations through the
air, spreading out in every direction
from the fallen tree. These vibrations,
it must be remembered, are not sound.
They are only the factors that produce
it, and they cannot produce it until the
third condition is supplied, which is
the tympanium, or drum, of some
body's ear, against which they strike,
and thus makes a sound.
Sound, therefore, is nothing hut the
striking of air vibrations against the
drum of the ear; it exists only in the
ear, and cannot exist out of it. The
conditions that produce it exist out
of the ear, but the ear is absolute
ly necessary to complete it.
A CJly In Which There Are No llorsi'B.
What American boy or girl over
saw a city that did not have more
horses in it than one would like to
count? Horses of all kinds and sizes,
from the pretty little Shetland pony,
the pride of his young owner's heart,
up to the strong, heavy horses that
pull the great rumbling loaded down
wagons through the streets of the
Why, there are so many horses no
one thinks anything about them. You
cannot walk down the street or even
look out of your window without see
ing some of them. But there is a city
in far-away Italy, across the wide At
lantic, where there is only one horse,
and this horse is considered such a
curiosity that it Is kept in the public
gardens. People there visit the gar
dens to see this horse just as you, per
haps, visit the zoo in Lincoln Park to
see the lions and bears.
But how do the people in this city
get along without any horses? Weil,
the city is Venice, and. as you no
doubt know, this city is a very won
derful one in some respects, for It is
built upon many small islands, and
its streets are the canals between the
islands. Water here takes the place
of streets of earth and stone, and boats
take the place of horses. How funny
it would seem to go to school in a gon
dola, as they call their boats there!
Venice seems like fairyland at night,
when the principal streets or canals
are lighted up and the dancing waters
reflect the many colored lights of the
pretty gondolas that dart over the
waiers. Some of the buildings are
tall and beautiful, 'and as you look at
them from a distance they seem to
rise right out of the water. If you ever
go to Venice be sure to call its
one and only horse, for that Is a noted
personage there, and one not to be
Blighted. And you may be allowed to
ride arifund on its back, as children in
New York City and Chicago ride on
the backs of the elephants and camels
In the parks.—Chicago Record Herald.
The Bag Bed.
"Just one more story. Uncle Frank,"
begged Beth, "something about when
you were in Alaska."
Uncle Frank deliberately took out
"I—l'm afraid it's time somebody I
know was in bed." And ho lookeci
mischievously Into Beth's dark blue
eyes. "And a bed. too, more elabor
ate than one I had mountain climb
ing." he added.
Beth knew by Uncle Frank's twinkle
that he was going to tell something
interesting, if it wasn't a story.
"Was it one that folded up against
the wall, like those they had when
grandpa was a boy?" asked Beth,
"No, 'twas one I carried on my back;
and it buttoned-up!"
Beth looked incredulous at the Idea
of a "buttoned-up bed."
"Yes," continued Uncle Frank,
amused at Beth's mysterious expres
sion. "'Twas made of skin, like a bag
lined with very warm wool, with t
flap that contained an air-hole made
in it. This we could unbutton when
ever we wanted to go to bed. We had
to crawl in feet first. Then we would
button it up, and sleep like a dog till
morning. And I guess we looked mors
like a log than anything else in our
queer, round beds."
"My! I'd like to have one to sleep
in," exclaimed Beth.
"Well, you'd need one if you were
on a snow-covered mountain, where
the wind blew a gale for hours at a
time. A tent would hardly stand such
a blast for a moment, but in our bag
beds one was safe and snug as you'll
be in 10 minutes. Good-night!"
And Beth ran upstairs to dream of
the queer little beds so often used on
the Alaska mountains. —The Christian
Furry wllb Wlntr.
It was a troublesome question! No
wonder it proved too much for Puss
cat's little mind to settle. Pusscat's
mind was only about as big as your
little doubled-up fist! It was covered
over with pretty silky black fur, and
there were two big pointed ears prick
ing up on top.
This was the question. Why is it
good and clever to catch little furry
things .with four legs, and naughty to
catch little feathery things with two
legs! 'f here were four feet, Pusscat
was patted and praised and called a
nice kitty and a good mouser. Some
times they gave her milk to drink, for
a desert, after she had eaten up the |
But, if there were only two legs, it
wa3 all very different. She wasn't al- j
lowed to eat it at all. They took it
away from her and hid it; and, if she
showed it to a certain person, she had
her ears boxed, too. Sometimes the
smallest person cried, and all the per-1
sons scolded and called her a bad
cruel cat to catch the poor little bird.
Now what was it that made such a
difference between the things with
two legs and the things with four?
One kind—the furry kind —had little
round ears, to be sure; and to be sure
the other kind —the feathery kind
had big wings. The furry one had a
nice long wriggly tail, while the feath
ery one's tail wa3 flat and stiff, and
not good to eat. But both the things
tasted very nice, and both were hard
Pusscat thought upon these ques
tions a great deal, especially when
ever the persons boxed her ears; but
she never succeeded in understanding
it. Still, as the family always made
such a disagreeable fuss about it, she
learned to be very particular in her
Whenever she caught one of the
four-footed furry kind, she brought it
up on the veranda and was very proud
of it, curling her long tail and purring
and step-stepping with her forepaws.
But if it had but two feet and was
feathery, she carried it under the
hedge, out of sight, and ate It up as
quickly as she could.
Somehow the family found out about
this practice of Pusscat. And one day,
when Pusscat came in at the gate with
a thing in her mouth, they all came
out on the veranda to watch her anf
see what she would do this time. Puss
cat started up the path; but she trotted
slower and slower, and soon stopped
short. Then she turned and looked
toward the hedge, and after a moment
started to go that way, then stopped
Then she laid the thing down on
the ground, and stood still and looked
at it. She was thinking. She was
wondeilng whether she had bettor
risk losing the pleas uc of showing
her prize or risk having the prize
taken away from her. It was the
worst puzzle Pusscat ever bad had.
She started first one way, then the
ether way, several tiroes. At last she
came on toward the veranda, but very
slowly and all ready to run away Ilka
a flash, should she find she had made
a mistake. When she laid the thing
down on the top step, the family saw
just what the trouble was; and how
they all laughed at poor Pusscat!
No wonder poor Pusscat was in •
puzzle! It was a furry thing, so i
must be right to catch it. But it had
wings, also, so probably it was naughty
to catch it. When she tried to settle
the matter by counting is legs, she
found it hadn't any legs at all!
It was a bat. And a bat has soft
fur like a mouse; but it also has wings.
The family laughed at poor bewildered
Pusscat. And then the smallest per
son took her up and carried her around
to the kitchen and gave her a big
saucer of milk, because, she said, a
bat couldn't be good to eat.
But Pusscat ate both the milk and
the bat.—Edith Frances Foster, in
Something to |te Thankful For.
Bill—When a dog wags his tail, what
is it a sign of?
Jill —Why, it's a sign that he's glad.
"Glad of what?" "Glad that he's got a
tail to wag."—Yonkers Statesman.
Higher Than Mount Everest.
Mount Everest, the famous Hima
layan peak, is a little upward of 29,-
000 feet in height, and the loftiest yet
discovered on earth, but according to
a statement recently made at a meet
ing of the Royal Astronomical So
ciety, the moon has mountains that
reach a height of 35,000 feet, 0,000
feet higher than Mount Everest. The
discovery was made, it is said, by an
English observer of the eclipse of the
sun in May, 1900. During totality he
noticed a point on the edge of the
moon where the sun was shining
through a very deep valley, and he
estimated the height of the mountain
forming the valley at the figures just
The Ohio Convict Labor Commis
sion is making an investigation of the
employment of convict labor in the
Southern States. The report of its
investigation will form a basis upon
which the Legislature of Ohio will
enact laws for the purpose of elimi
nating competition against free labor.
Sweat- and fruit ucida will not discolor goods
dyed with Purs AM FADELESS DYES. Sold by
A buried town of the early period of the
Roman Republic, which closely resembles
Pompeii, lias been discovered near Caeerta.
A soft answer may turn away wrath,
but never a creditor.
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A powder to shako into your shoes : rests ths
feet. Cures Corns, Bunions, Swollen, Sore,
Hot, Callous, Aching, Sweatiug Feet and In
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Address Allen 8. Olmsted, Leßoy, N. Y.
The one-legged man can never hope to
get there with both feet.
For Baby's Sake
Use Route's Croup Cure, for Coughs, Colds.
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Germany holdo the record for the first
daily paper. It was printed in 1524.
H. 11. GB KEN'S SONS, of Atlanta, Ga., are j
the only successful Dropsy Specialists in tho !
world. 800 their liboral offer in advertisement
in another column of this paper.
An African who had virftted England de
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De partment. The Interest and prlu-1
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