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Along Comes the Overette
" ýfiil~ • :..:.:? " .i • :r zi.:' :1 . The modern wonman is nmking a rec ord for efficiency just now in many lines of work-sonme of them new to her. She will not tolerate inconvenient and antiquated ways of doing things. In the business that naturally falls to 'her lot and which she likes best, that of keeping a home, new ways of dis patching work and new appliances, get Instant recognition, for her interests are more varied than they were and she must have time for them. And now along comes the "overette," like a milestone on the road of pro gress, or a sign that she who runs will read. and heed, or he outdistanced In the race for efficiency. Here is a garment, absolutely fitted to her in door and outdoor activities, comfort able convenient and more--for It is good looking. "Overette" is merely the Intensely feminine of "overall." It is made of khaki in a heavy and a light weight, of linene which looks like un • iam ! aaalanml l Favored Hats for Motoring .... '4 -: ,. , ·P: Any plain, small, tailored hnt, worn with a veil to hold it in place, answers the purpose for motoritng. But for those who are devoted to this recrea tion, and for long journeys. specially deslgned hats have proved themselves superior. Experience has taught the devotee of motorlnri what she needs. and those needs are not so simple, as a glance lit IIImtor hats llnicht hlal onel i to helleve. The first requisite of a motor hat is comfort. : rld it uiut tit like it gIove. It lust ihe :a soft hat with tanllred finish. that heeotaes a sItreet ho t when It pa:rt. coinlpny with a veil. Albve all. Cme what lmay In the way of wind and exeteding the speed litnit, it mulst stay un. 'l'hl. lost nctt ssity ha;is plro(vcd the lmother of invention, and a hot alpli ars atnlnl ust that tritllniphnt ly stlcks to the h:,d I1, Ii,:att, r \what haplpens. T\\,o eximpilps f it are shiitn in tihe group of tIre' ltor hats pletirted above. Thi's It:t Is nulhde of Ir:ls or fath ries or lthe two onmlited, in a variety of hi'(,nt in- shla:i . :tnd l11'11nt11y Ihas a soft croltn andlll a ni:rrow rimt. Aln it is In the lmanl ieitenit t "of the brill that the idsicner hlos stolve(d the rth lent of h,,ldin the hatt to the head. Just across the lack Ithe trim is ab sent. It ('les to an tl iln on i i l,' ih side. ltetween these ends in Sltrol elastic hand texttnis. siitueti slll itn serted in the crown, and that hlastle band does the work. The hbt at the left has n fabric crown and a braid brim. Across the front the ertwn is supported by four squares of brald, each finished with ta rw tof fabric covered buttons. With the remot'val of the yell this hoiomes a more than pre sentable street hat. Golf and Tennis Neck Ribbons. For sports wear a pretty novelty is the new double-faced ribbon for neck bands. These come in one-half inch width. Tiny golf sticks with balls and crossed tennis racquets are woven 1g, showing the two tones of the silk. Steef Buttons Trim Khaki. Steel buttons hold the somewhat larger revers of a tan khaki cloth odel whose imitation breast and ae hip pockets are in one with the hide front panels of the coat. The col 'leach'd linen, but Isn't, and of dark blue and white striped Galatia cloth. 'ih111 i' less heavy and nmore soft than je:ns but resembles that tried and true fabric. It is cuit on trim lines and worn over a lblouse with or without a corset, andil fastens along the sides and over the shoullders. The shoulder straps button at the front and are plrovided with two buttons and buttonholes so that they may be lengthened or shortened. There are two pockets at the front, the seams are lapped and the whole garment well tailored. Whoever designed this new dispensation in the affairs of women knew all about making clothes to set well, along with comfort. Before long we may see trim companies in khaki overettes, manrc'hing forth to do their hit in all sorts of gardens, in berry picking and in chicken farming. It is not likely the overette will be discard ed when tasks lie indoors. ni Il t-R ll ·- i lm H l The hat at the right has a pretty up turn in the brim land 'nheels of braid. enalh cetltered with a button. re-enforce the soft silk erown. The center hat i< mitlnus the t:lstie] baii. but is a con lentlatle itniell fir motor wetar that serves equal ly \vtiI for the street. A New Veil Pattern. The ch,,rry bl w.-,,n Iý n ln, ,w \veil pat t-'it vi 1h it i. fIllt-ited by y ,lll'un er \w nll tn because it is dIIshitl~ It dTill rent. "i sfe ill, s of del'icate- bleislls IIln d " it trail over tlhe ttue h. c',nvtrrLit l: at the el itetr of tlhe. hin. wthere thetre i-, "' equtettllh alit of black velvet. '\Lw loi '~tpr':A< rlnllniiln; out fril thi. I,- t ,lilr the ,,,rnh r t\\ 1 lure at illt tncle of Cti et.' rete ali frolll tlhe ls t i t lhe e rta . io tllcW tVo ri Oe :It itn: lt' ilt' laL!e jstllý; e I''i lhe enter c( r ners (of thet tes. ,,tf r a:1. retlty :lia d oulthtul ','ue this newv vetil i d'ecided-l ly frtchina. Pontine Still Holds. lPqntineh h1:1s -::ineel :1 a e. idernhle va,;n,. T'hi. ,retty Inutteriul, whith ,,,lk Ilike a softl, llusterless kid on fl1e' Id,' ndt s:ltin onl the other Is isplendid fotr ý,rt cttts iand hlits. The coat, thiouh theit material is alost as supple as a kid glo'e. is ge'nerl ly itade in strietly spirts lines. with the leather side out. The col lar and lcuffs are often turned tot show the btright colored re, r tihld, stile. In one of the newest sports hats the satin side was placed on the outside, so the under brim was of the leather.-New York Herald. lar is more of the laid-out nature and sleeve is simply tailored, while ta pering pin tucks extending up from the stitched-on-belt hint of the pinchback effect, though the skirt section is laid in double plaits at either side back. Pockets are formed in the skirt by a unique cut to the front panel, and are held close with a steel button. Cure for Gout. A cure for gout offered by a G* man physician Is air Impregnated with radium. COWPEAS ARE REAL;L BEANS Practically Unknown in North, They Make Very Nourishing Food, Say G'vernment Experts. Cowpeas or Southern field peas, which. despite thei-r rani'e, are really a kind of bean, are like other dry beans, comprlarable with meat in the kind of nourishmllent contained in them, and( can, ill the opintion of sp-i ('ialist of the 'United States depart Inent of agriculture, well be used mlore extensivtly as lIumian food. They are corllln lly used in the South, where they alre extensively grown, but are practically unknown in the North and -Northwest, where other, often llore expensive, beans are consumed in large quantities. There are many varieties of cow peas. of whihh the white and black-eye sorts are considered particularly de sirable for the table. In palatalbillity, digestibility and nutritive value they compiare favorably with other biials. while their delicate and pleasant flavor leads many to consider them equal, if not superior, to the latter. Cowipeas are used on the table in three fornms-in the pod, shelled green and shelled dry-corresponding, re Spectively, to string beans, shelled green heans and dried beans, and call ing for much the same methods of preparation for the table. The dry cowpeas are by far the most commnon. Like dry navy or Lira beans, cow peas may be boiled with a lilt of fat meat or baked and served in place of lean meat or other food rich in nitro gen. oliled and mashed through a colander, the beans form aI foundation for numerous dishes. The rmiy lie creamed with milk and butter, like tmashed potatoes ;. formed into cro quettes with bread crumbs an"d fried or baked; made into a loaf with bread crumbs, minced vegetables, milk andi seasonings; or made into soup. A delicious combination dish, called "Ilopping John," may he made as fol lows: Boil one quart of cowpeas and a scant pint of rice separately and mix together when done. The rice should be seasoned after it is cooked. Bacon or a beef bone boiled with the cowpeas adds a desirable flavor to the dish. Pulses. Pulses are meek little creatures that live in wrists and serve as pacemakers for the heart, telling it how fast to beat. There has never been a case known to science where the heart has not beat as fast as the pulse. Pulses sometimes get much excited under stress of fear, strange young ladies and 'other embarrassment, and the heart has to put forth its best licks to keep within hailing distance. I'ulses oftentimes act up in a very unseemly manner under the thumb of an insur ance doctor and, indeed, have been known to save their owners from $5 to $25 a month in life insurance which they have prevented his getting. Unfortunately, pulses are located in a very inaccessible place for repair purposes, and when they begin to back fire and miss there is no chance to throw up the radiator hood and p '.,g into their carburetors and things. Pulses are invaluable to doctors in ar riving at a diagnosis. That is to say, while the doctor is apparently engaged in tolling off the pulse rate, he has a dandy opportunity to make a few like ly guesses as to the nature of his client's new ailment. Besides all this, pulses are very handy little things around which to wear pulse warmers and wrist watches. A man with no pulse is dead to all practical purposes. -Indianapolls Star. Let Old Wounds Heal. "By the time a man has reached forty the chances are that something has happened to him to destroy his peace of mind." These words we-re spoken by one of the wolunreld who didln't know how to take cilre of hiI mindll. lie kept the woiund froml healing I by letting his minld dwell up ni it--by nmaking it a controlling circumsrtance in his lifi'. Recovery \':ls piissiile for linm. liI mlight even have Ileei l Iet ter niinn fur ti woll unl. .iru lie h'ois to tarike halrm out if it instteail of taik ing good. Shire lii's the erOnti'st ilaricer for the wtllrlnded. If they I't thi' w'olllw l pRiin the while systeri it will. iiihiei, t . s il their lives. But there is at I':1i"vs ,rriin - into sucllh :a cirnilitiiin thrit llii' \,irriiu l -u tll in'v\it: ly hal aLnd pIi('rh:nli not leave even :a ilisftmnirrirg trace (nii the mind.-tJihn I . Iharry. Black Feline Agent of Evil. In ri 'arty -vi'ry w\ irdl hln d I a lhick cant fiurr's als til' l-agent if evil. A strly gi.r'P rally nec'lrit'l dilwn tii thti nriddil of thei Iiinetc'r'lthl ccrnttry \was that Wihti itu ;i1ii d-sirdl to dli"trllr tlii Iteie if mlt ln;ikinl li' n:-'-Irii(ul. thi' ffirllln of a t!:iik tilii:t. Ihi (irnnitrvy, l-rg laind nIt F.'rllie during tii' iliithil nt i- it \a: usual ti \int u)p a r'iiiirls ,ili.lre Nlir i by tlru inrig cit fr'oii r heighin ti ii roid li-hw. on- hltll lii a y pijlll iPrV l it ' fnillrin i Saccept-ll bIy nlll th.ttreid ald lret -iit:it pirmans i" tl) thit n tit cnl te bitt(.r at night thrn in iot, dnv. aild thl it is alt, ii --i loirly in iltiltblaik hirk ir<s. lit the r al cis'rt r i- f ihi iiut al il it ly I oiv- r:iidly in ia ( irt rd: n m lihs in ins fiell'rsi. ni':ily called hnih.,L rs, i rnd in its natnral .ur-t'e i it New Functionary. "Say. I it a swell .nl."' riu mrked Billy. "I'mT teller in a Ili very stable." '"Tht I< a new lisition ti Ini'" con nieritite ii- gnrii\'nuln frie-id with a puz zled c.tuint enuin(,e. "\hlrnit lrie y' our uilt ties as teller?" "(h." sauid Billy slerannly., "'I run back and tell th hs when the phone rings." Sound Advice. First Boarder-I can't think how it is yvi iu manage to fare so well here. I've inulustri.usly raade myself lhleasant to tihe Irlndldy and her daughters, and yet I[nm half starved. Second Boarder-Try the cook. He Knew. "Ah, he is such a wonderful chud, Mrs. Gassalot. Never sick a day in is "She's right," said the happy father, in a carefully concealed aside, "he al 'ways waits till night when I'm home" DESTROYING RODENT PESTS ON THE FARM A ¶ _ ..:.. ¥, . B E E INr. DESTROYI'G-. ,. :..N RODENTS. "DRUF IN DSRYN RODENT ..j-- .: .' , .'·i ·-. , '. . . . : :: I:AiI. .UF FU ND.iPYN ~)NS (Prepared by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) The plains marmot, or prairie dog, is widely distributed on the plains east of the Rocky moaatains, from northern Mexico almost to the Canadian border. Several other forms occupy the moun tain valleys and parks westward. All live in thickly populated colonies, or "towns," and subsist on vegetation. They often take fully half the pastur age on the ranges ansd greatly reduce the carrying capacity for live stock. Several Western states have attempted to provide for the extermination of prairie dogs through legislation en actments; and in some of them, no tably Kansas, the pest has greatly de creasee. Within the national forests settlers have complained of inability to cope with the animals, because their lands when freed from prairie dogs are reinfested from the surrounding government lands. For this reason and for range improvement the depart ment of agriculture has undertaken systematic extermination work within the forests and has already succeeded in freeing large areas of these animals. Trapping is too slow a method of ex terminating prairie dogs, and fumiga tion is too expensive. As in the case of ground squirrels, strychnine has proved to be the most satisfactory pol son. Oats of the best quality obtain able should be used as bait. It has been found that prairie dogs take this grain readily, even when green food is abundant. Wheat is well adapted for winter poisoning, and in the South, where heavy oats are rarely obtain able, milo maize or feterita is an ex cellent substitute. Mix thoroughly 1 ounce of powdered strychnine (alkaloid) and 1 ounce of common baking soda (bicarbonate). Dissolve 1 heaping tablespoonful of dry laundry starch in a little cold wa CONTROLLING ;POTATO BEETLE BY SPRAYING Results of Field Work Conducted at Tidewater, Virginia, Dur ing Season of 1914. A report recently received from the Virginia station contains a general summary of the results of field work on the control of the Colorado potato beetle conducted in Tidewater, Vir ginia, during the season of 1914. The results indicate that for the farmer who grows five acres or more of pota toes bordeaux mixture (4:6:50), to gether with arsenate of lead paste from four to six pounds, and one pound of paris green to 50 gallons of mixture has not yet been surpassed as a spray for potatoes by any of the proprietary insecticides now in use either from the standpoint of efficiency or economy. It is thought that the most economical and efficient results in spraying under Tidewater conditions may be obtained through the application of paris green and lime dust when the first green shootS are showing, followed as soon as the plants are from four to eight inches high by some liquid spray, pref erably that above mentioned. This should be applied at least every ten days. HONEY BEE IS NOT OF VICIOUS NATURE' Little Insect Is Not Troublesome When Carefully Handled Hints for Beginner. To the beginning beekeeper, his first attempt to open the hive and handle the combs and bees may be beset with some difficulties, but in time this be comes the most fascinating part of beekeeping. Leonard Haseman of the Missouri College of Agriculture would have the beginner study the bees, their habits, nature, likes and dislikes, and then accustom himself to their ways. The honey bee is not a vicious crea tnre, and if given anything like the consideration it deserves it will not fight. Careless or nervous handling will start trouble in any bee colony. A veil should be worn to protect the face. Cool smoke should be used splringly at the entrance and under the cover as It is being gently raised. Smoke may be used to induce the workers to fill A Good Combination. Fruit, bees and poultry make a com bination that is hazd to beat and are things which anyone can have if they will give a little time and thought to each, but let us liave an abundance of frlit for our table, at least. Attrs Bilrds. By planting wild trees and shrubs •bearing fruits about the home, the householder can attract birds and at the same time protect cultivated truits from their ravnrages ter and add It to three-fourths pint of boiling water. Boil and stir until a thin, clear paste is formed. Slowly sift the mixture of strychnine and soda into the starch paste, stirring constant ly to form a smooth, creamy mass. Add one-fourth pint of heavy corn sirup and 1 tablespoonful of glycerin, and stir. Add one-tenth ounce of sac charine, and again stir thoroughly. Pour this mixture while still hot over 13 quarts of clean oats, and mix until all the grain is coated. If alkaloid strychnine is not avail able, the sulphate may be used, either powdered or in crystals, but it is neces sary to vary the formula. Dissolve the strychnine in the boiling water before adding the cold starch solution. After the poisoned starch paste is clear, stir in the soda very slowly. Afterwards add the sirup, glycerin and saccha rine as in the above directions and mix with the grain. For mixing small quantities an ordi nary metal washtub is convenient. For large quantities a tight, smooth box may be used, and the mixing done with a hoe or spade. Each, quart of the prepared grain is sufficient to treat about fifty prairie dog burrows. Scatter the grain on clean, hard ground near the mounds or burrows, never on loose soil or in holes. With reasonable care, cattle, sheep, or other live stock on the range will not be endangered. This poison is effective at any sea son when prairie dogs are active, but. on the whole, early spring or a time of drought, when green food is scarce, is preferred for poison operations. In the South, or wherever the animals do not hibernate, winter poisoning is recom mended. The cost of complete exter mination of the animals, including labor, need not exceed four or five cents an acre. their honey stomachs with honey. In this condition they are less liable to sting. Pinching bees between the fingers invites trouble as it is their privilege and nature to resent such careless treatment. The warm part of the day when the workers are actively gathering nectar or pollen is the best time to handle the colony, for at such times there are fewer bees in the hive and those present are more docile. The brood chamber should not be opened when the weather is cold, if it can be avoided, for the queen and the brood may become chilled. These are a few of the precautions which the beginning beekeeper in par ticular should keep in mind. A care ful study of the bee and its life and habits and a little effort to adjust one's actions to those of the bees will soon make beekeeping both an Interesting and profitable pursuit. Every farmer should produce his own supply of honey by keeping and properly car ing for a few stands of bees. KEEPING CROWS OUT OF THE CORN FIELD Scarecrow Is Still in Common Use-Be Careful in Using Poison of Any Kind. (By F. L. WASHBURN.) Scarecrows, poisoned corn and crows hung from poles in the field are com mn methods of protecting seed corn from crows. The old scarecrow is still in com mon use about the corn fields and some farmers string white cord about the field from which they hang bright pieces of tin which flutter in the wind. Scarecrows, if used, should be changed occasionally. The crows soon Ihee(,ne accustomed to any scarecrow, however. A very effective way of keeping crows from the corn is to shoot two or three andl hang them by a string from poles in the field. Some farmers resort to trapping and, having caught a few crows in steel traps, hang them alive from poles. This is not a humane practice, and we cannot there fore, recommend it. If one uses poisoning, corn may be soaked in a solution of strychnine. Ten cents worth of sulphate of strych nine dissolved in enough hot water to soak two quarts of corn will serve well. Poisoned bait of this kind should be scattered about the field late in the evening, when there will be less danger of its being eaten by poultry. stock or game birds. Parsnips Yield Heavy Crop. Parsnips yield heavy crops when planted in deep, fertile soils. If de sired, leave 28 inches of space between rows and then the ground can be cul tivated with a horse. For hand wheel hoe cultivation 14 inches will be suf ficient space. Retain Choice Cows. The farmer who is desirous of pro ducing milk, cream or butter, even in a small way, cannot afoid to sel the choice eows. AN ARIZONA POILU Frenchman Makes Interesting Discovery in Redskin's Cabin. Learns Story of How Son of Hopi In. dian Squaw Crossed Great Water to Fight for His Father's People. It is in order to sell their products to a passing public that the HIopi In dians, one of the tribes of Arizona, the most marked for its nobleness andll dignity of type, have established at the station of the grand canyon a sort of shop, furnished within, as it, is modeled without, after the manner of their dwellings of the desert. Anatole le Braz writes in The Outlook. Cubes of rough adobe, placed side by side or Superimposed one onl the other, consti tute the abode, andll serve as home for several families, who wait here, in the habitual attitude of taciturn and mel ancholy disdain, the line of white visitors. When I had penetrated into the first room, dimly lighted by a small open ing high up in the wall, it was some time before I was able to discern in the half-catacomb light the indistinct figure of a woman seated on the bare earth, before a screen of vertical threads, among which her lingers, moving in and out, were weaving the pattern of a mysterious design. My entrance (lid not cause her to raise her head. But I disturbed in his musing an old bronze sachem, who in dicated by a gesture a collection `f ob jects, more or less rude, ranged on shelves the length of one of the walls or partitions, while from half open lips he muttered in English the cus I tomary salutation: "You're welcome, sir," which mani festly to his mind, being interpreted, meant: "You are not worthy, O paleface, to appreciate the work of our hands, but because times are hard for the de I posed rulers of the prairie we accord you nevertheless the privilege to buy." In response to his greeting I had be gun to examine the display of articles, when my eye fell on a frame of colored straw in which I perceived the photo graph of a soldier. Approaching near er, I exclaimed, in spite of myself: "God bless me, he is French!" It was quite true. There before my eyes, in the cabin of a redskin, thou sands of miles from the battlefield, where at that very moment, no doubt, he was fighting for his country, was the picture of one of our soldiers, in the uniform of the daring impetuous Chasseurs Alpins, or it may be of the foreign legion. To examine it better, I had taken it in my hands. "The frame alone is for sale," inter posed the old Indian, abruptly. "All right," I said, "I will take it. But I should like to know how the pic ture found its way here." He motioned toward the woman weaving. "It is that of my daughter's son. He has sent it to us from the other side of the world." "He is, then, in France?" "Yes." "How is that?"' "His father, a good miner, was born in the land of the French. When he came among us he married that squaw. He died in the desert. But his spirit having spoken in the blood of his child, the boy has crossed the great water to fight the enemies of his father's people." I could not resist the temptation to take his hand. "Bravo !" I cried. And that he might not be astonished at this somewhat brusque demonstration, if one could suppose that an Indian worthy the name ever could be astonished at any thing, I hastened to add: "For I, too, am French." The Busy Birds. One form of national waste which is far more serious thnn the American people realize is a result of the deplor able neglect to conserve bird life in this heedless and ungrateful country. Ornitholo;ists and other Intelligent observers of nature who have made a study of the subject say with the sane tion of crop experts that insects de stroy one-tenth of the prod(llcts of agri culture in the United States. Nearly all birds destroy insect life. The fed eral department of agriculture has found that aiming the birds which most effectively aid tihe farmers are phoebes, kingbirds, cttlhirds, svwallows. brown thrushes, - roselreasted gros beaks, house wrens. vireos, native spar rows, cuckoos, orioles, warblers, shore larks, loggerhead shrikes and meadow larks. Even the crow antl the crow blackbird, which have rested under sus picplion so long, do more good than harm to the farmers.--Chicago News. The People of India. The pIopulation of India is far more diverse thaI is gen('e'rally thought. Tb') talk about 1>O ilifferemnt hlanguages, Inlll are livided up into 4: disti ,ct notinl alitles. There are 2.:. 7 lmailt castes. besides a large numlller of subeastes. There are 2t0),0e).(SYO llndus, fron which Great Britain can draw fightlng men; 60,00,0.0) MIhuamnmdans, while among the Hindus there are 50,O,0mt of degraded people of no caste, whost touch, or even shadow, is supposed tc cause pollution. Had Enough. "Shall I put another record on the phonogralph ?" "We have heard about fifteen, have we not?" "Yes." "I'm willing to take your word for all the others being equally as good." Marble Deposits. Two extensive deposits of high grade white marble have been dis covered in Guatemala and will be de veloped by capital from the United States.-Buffalo Times. Thrift. Roly-Does your wife believe in do mestice economy? Poly-Yes; she saves all the "scraps' to be served for breakflast. READS TABLETS OF AGES AGO University Professor Discovers Funda mentals of Christian Religion Were Evolved 2,500 9. C. Dr. Stephen Langdon has just de ciphered tablets in the University of Pennsylvania museum which are thou sands of years old. The doctrine of a Messianic bope, of the expectation of deliverance from sin and suffering by a God-man in the shape of a king, goes back to at least 2,500 B. C., when the Sumerian theologians evolved a theory which has been the basis of Jewish and Christian religion ever since, accord ing to his discoveries. The new tablets are of interest be cause they show that the Sumerians never lost hope that the restoration to a state of sirJessness and happiness through the agency of the gods would come and their faith was pinned on earthly kings who were deitied and worshipped in the hope that one would be a deliverer. Elaborate rituals were made for all of them, but each failed. Then came the Semite con quest of Sumer and the era of pessim ism set in. as shown by the famous epic of Gilgamish, one missing book of which has Just been found in the Nippur collection of the University museum. The Semites had no such Messianic hope, since the story of Glgamish, hero of the epic of Gllgamish, is thie antithesis of the restoration of Para (dise, and this is the more important because Gilgarmish himself was half god. It is presumed that the Jews got their idea of a Messiah from the Sumerian epics rather than from their own congeners in Babylonia. The discovery is considered import ant because it shows that the Su merlans who first gave an account of the creation, flood and fall of man, which were adopted by the Jews, also provided the first theme of a God man who should suffer death and re deem the people from the loss of paradise. All of these documents date from before the time of Abraham and apparently are copies of those much older. The fundamentals of Jewish and Christian religion are shown in tablets at least 4,500 years old. Doing Things Wrong. In bachelor days Mark Twain had heartily expressed the antipathy of bachelordom for all chambermaids be cause of their hostile ideas of tidiness. "They always put the pillow on the opposite end of the bed from the gas burner," he wrote, "so that white you read and smoke before sleeping, as is the ancient and honorable custom of bachelors, you have to hold your book aloft, in an uncomfortable position, to keep the light from dazzling your eyes. If they cannot get the light in an in convenient position any other wa, they move the bed. They always put your books into inaccessible places. They always put the matchbox in some other spot. They hunt up a new place for it every day and put up a bottle or other perishable glass thing where the box stood before. This is to cause you to break that glass thing. They always save up all the old scrape of printed rubbish you have thrown on the floor and stand them carefully on the table and start the fire with your valuable MSS." Pianos and Climate. Because the piano Is constructed of materials that are affected by varying temperatures, care should be taken to protect it as much as possible. Mois ture is one of the most frequent causes of deterioritation in a piano, and this is not to be wondered at when we con sider that the instrument is chiefly con structed of wood, cloth, skin and felt. The three chief enemies of the piano are damp, the sun, and a draft. If the room is at all damp, the tone be comes dull, the wires rust; and once rust gets a hold, the tone can never be restored. It is possible to get the rust removed, but the tone will be thinner. The temperature should not be below 50 degrees, and not over 90 degrees Fahrenhelt. This is not always possi ble, but it is well to know what tem peratures to avoid, so that one may keep the piano as far away from them as circumstances permit. The Burro. The burro is a small and compact horse of the mule variety. Hie has a high forehead and a thoughtful, reflec tive face. but is not as brainy as he looks. Sometimes indeed he seems as inane and stupid as a man In love with a grass widow. Most generally a burro has great, soulful eyes, but really his soul is smaller than that of a blind kit tean. In a collection of souls that of the burro would seem like a mere speck. The greatest value of the burro is for the load he carries. If a man could carry the same load and be as sure-footed about it he would be worth $20,000 a year as a wine agent. -Los Angeles Times. A Modern Apprehension. "My ,on' ambitin, IIortense, is to make a hllrnle for yoell. ()nly you must prolmise imi' on' thing," "\What Is it, Iteginald?" "That you won't let me stand around in our cozy domicile all by myself while you picket or ntten' con ventions." Had His Turn. Mr. Oldun-"Life is full of strange turns." Jack Young-"I know It. I turned up at a girl's house tonight, got turned down and turned out. and now I'm going home to turn in." 8igns. "Remember, ny friend, that much money does not necessarily mean great success." "No, but its entire absence is a pretty sure sign of failure." Not Strange. "Strange how Mrs. Woodby Swell man hates everybody who is in trade." "Nothing strange about It. People don't usually love their creditors, you know." Extreme View. "What's an optimist, pa?' "An optimist, son, is a man who be Ileves even such things as that a sub. marine commander would take a die Ibled hospitalsbhip in tow."