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GOOD ENOUGH ALREADY. This is the old thing she quoted: "A woman, a dog and a walnut tree, the more you beat them the better they be.” This is what the Brute answered: “Well, what of it?” “Are you one of those who think that silly old rhyme true?” "Not altogether.” "I am much relieved," said the wom an. "I was afraid that you were a reactionary, but I see that you are a modern. Now tell me what it is In that horrid old rhyme that you can’t stand for?” "Well, I never could see,” said the man, frankly, "why a walnut tree had to be beaten.” Men will be men!—Cleveland Plain Dealer. Her Future Blasted. "I hear your daughter is going to retire from the stage.” "Yes. she is.” “What’s the trouble? 1 thought she was possessed of talent?” “She is. She has a splendid voice and much dramatic ability, but she sprained a tendon in her ankle and won't be able to dance for a year or more, so she thought she might as well settle down and get married.” —Detroit Free Press. A Wish Easily Gratified. “A great deal of what we call pleas ure Is largely Imaginary,” said the ready-made philosopher. “I suppose so,” replied the man whc was working on his automobile. "Now, wouldn’t you like to be able to take a long ride without having tc worry about speed limits or sparl plugs or tires or anything at all?” “I should say so!” "Well, here's a street car ticket.” HEIGHT OF BLISS. Weary—Gee! If a feller could in vent a way to eat in his sleep, dis woild 'd be all right! Kind Man. “You don’t know how to handle i woman,” said Mr. Peck. “Keep you: mouth shut and refuse to talk whei she is roasting you. Why do you argu< with your wife?” "Oh, well.” replied Mr. Gabb. “Thi poor woman is entitled to a littli pleasure once In a while.” Hit Guess. Bacon—A University of Pennsyl vania scientist asserts he has found a way to tell from crystals of blood the race of the man from whom the blood came. Egbert—If It’s blue, the man is from Boston; if it is amber, he's from Mil waukee, I suppose. Not at Home. A little girl, on being told by her mother that when a child died an angel came and took her up to heaven, thought deeply for a moment and then aald; “Mamma, if an angel comes asking for me, say I’m not in." His Natural Field. Insan—How times have changed within the last 20 years. I wonder what old Sitting Bull would do if he could come back to earth? Oudts—He would probably accept an engagement with a moving picture concern.— Youngstown Telegram. Variety. "All the stories in this magazine read alike." "Yea," replied the man at the news stand. "But you will observe that the cover design is changed weekly." Keeping the Record Straight. “He’s broke." “And the girl he was engaged to has dropped him." "She dropped and broke him, eh?" "No; she broke and dropped him." Pride, “I understand that you danced the tango all night.” “That’s the way people will try tc belittle a man's record!” exclaimed Uncle Flopsole. “Anybody can tangc all night. I started in at one o'clock the previous afternoon.” A Drawback. “My Alexander la such an unusuallj bright boy." "Well, If you want to maj^e frlendt for him, don’t let anybody suspect be la a smart Aleck.** VERY TRUE. The Stage Manager—He can play "drunken parts" better than any man on the stage. The Business Manager—Yes; but he's too fond of rehearsing. Too Much of It. “Would George enlist?" “No, 1 don't think he would.” “What's the reason? He comes of fighting stock." "That's the reason. He's soured on fighting. His grandmother is a col onial Dame, his aunt is a D. A. R. and his mother is a militant!” Men and Their Times. “When I was your age, 1 didn't spend nay days joy riding,’’ said the reproving father.” “Well," replied the self-confident youth, “I’m going to avoid your mis takes, too. When I get to be your age, I’m not going to stay up half the night dancing the tango.” Wonderful Imagination. Author—I have an order for a sea story. Wife—Rut how can you write a sea story when you haven’t been on the water for yeare? Author—Well, I've been married for 20 years and yet I can write a love story.—Boston Evening Transcript. Plain Talk. “I have a damage suit against a railroad. Will you take my case on a contingent fee?" “I had better send you to another lawyer, miss. I fear my charge would be too high. To be candid, you are not pretty enough to get over $500, in my opinion." Not That Way. She—Why do they allow policemen to act so brutally as actually to tor- j ture people? He—They don't. Why d? you ask that? She—Well, here’s the paper says a : policeman pinched a gangster nnd j made him squeal. -— .. .. — i Of Course. Patience—I see France maintains an 1 institute of zoological psychology on a j 1 farm near Paris for the study of the habits of animals under natural con * dltions. ! Patrice—Suppose, of course, they have trolley cars with end seats there? The Wrong Advice. ' “What made Poppel lose faith in Dr. | 1 Bloster?” I “The doctor told him that he needed i more exercise, and Poppel is a drum- j > mer who makes 57 varieties of noise • in a moving-picture theater.”—Balti more Sun. SURE THING. i # i 1 r i t s 3 P J Jig—Can you tell me where the first lawn fete was held? Wig—On the lawn, 1 reckon. ■ Hie Fate. He was a city councilman Deaf to the people’s call: And now he's In the discard heap. While they play Sunday ball. Had Edison Beaten. e Farmer—Yes, sir, that hired man of mine is one of the greatest Inventors 0 of the century. ^ City Hoarder—You don’t say! What ° did he Invent? 11 Farmer—Petrified motion.—Judge. His Line of Thought. "I suppose you are thinking up new F things to tell the people out home.” "No.’’ replied Senator Sorghum ■ ‘Tm trying to find some way to take ® back what I told them when I was J there before. < DEPENDS ON THE LIGHTNING Why Length and Strength of Thunder Peals Have Different Qualities of Sound. Lightning is the glare of a prodi gious electric spark that is turned loose from some place no longer strong enough to hold it and forms a iremendous blazing arc as it leaps Tom cloud to cloud or from cloud to ;arth. The little spark of u labora ;ory machine makes a crackling noise, snd the gigantic one in the sky makes i correspondingly great one as it tears hrough the air and sets up vibrations )f tremendojs intensity. But it is noticeable in a thunder storm that the thunderclaps are of very different loudness and quality of sound. The length and strength of i thunder peal, as a meteorologist points out in Knowledge, depend main ly on the size of the accompanying lightning discharge, but the loudness and sharpness of the crack that comes before the peal depend chiefly on the direction taken by the electric cur rent relative to the hearer. The first crack or rending noise comes from the flash itself; the peal that follows consists of echoes from the clouds or mountain sides when hills are near. Furthermore, the noise of the actual flash comes to us from all along the lightning's path. We hear first that at the beginning of the flash and later the noise made toward the end of its path. When this is short and we are so situated with reference to It that the whole report reaches our ears almost simul taneously, say in a quarter of a sec ond, it sounds like one terrific thump or crash. But If the electric arc is long and the noise takes two or three seconds to reach us completely it translates itself into a long tearing roar. Thus you may judge of the character of a lightning flash from Its own report of proceedings. REMEMBER NAMES AND FACES Important Business Asset That An; Merchant Will Do Well to Cultivate Assiduously. Can you remember names and faces? If you can. you are cultivating one of the most valuable of business assets. Teach yourself to remember names and faces. Impress your clerks with the importance of doing likewise. A good rule to follow in remembering names is to write down the name of your new customers when they leave your store or when you go home at night. If Mrs. Smith comes into your store nnd you greet her with a kind "How do you do, Mrs. Smith?" she is happy. You have appealed to her vanity. You have singled her out from the rest. She is not just a "cus tomer;” she is Mrs. Smith. She has a new personality and she will repeat her visits to your store. Even if she only wants to make a flve-cent pur chase she will go out of her way to come to your store if you remember her and call her by name when she comes in. Hut don't allow clerks to overdo courtesy. Many women are easily frightened by a display of too much politeness and will drop your store as a buying place if they think your clerks are getting too familiar. However, P.ie study of names and faces Is a part of the business that should not be overlooked. Why Popes Change Names. Everyone knows that as soon as n cardinal becomes a pope ho is no longer known by his own name, but takes a new one. This custom origi nated out of reverence for St. I’eter. Piux X, for instance, was Giuseppe Sarto—in English, Joseph Taylor—be fore he took up his residence in the Vatican. This custom, now n law of the church, had Us origin in 8S4. when Pe ter di Porca became pope of Home. He held that it would be presumptuous to style himself Peter 11. Before that time many popes had changed their names, but it was not obligatory for them to do so. Sergius 11 not only established a precedent in this direc tion. hut he set an example which all pontiffs have followed in that none of them has ever retained or assumed the name of Peter. Healthogram. It is not necessary to know the ulti mate cauee of cancer in order to con trol the death rate from it. Many of the conditions under which the dis ease develops may be remedied by in creasing the knowledge of cancer. Campaigns of education have as their object the spreading of information about the disease. The American So ciety for the Control of Cancer has recently been formed to encourage and direct this kind of educational activ ity. The society plans to co-operate with all existing agencies engaged in studying the disease and to publieh in every city, town and village the message of hope which lieB In the early recognition and proper treat ment of cancer. Dreaded Perfumes. The perfume of flowers can make some people shiver. A member of the London Spiritualist alliance tells of a woman who dreads the smell of hya cinths. Once, at a party, the hostess, knowing her visitor's horror of the flowers, hid them behind a screen, yet although they were concealed from view the woman detected them and Tainted shortly after entering the room. The princess of Lamballe, n Friend of Marie Antoinette, and a vic tim of the French revolution, would always turn pale aj the sight of r violet, and Vincent, the painter, swooned at the smell of roses. GOOD MANAGEMENT OF HENS AND CHICKENS | i-—-1 Barred Plymouth Rock Hen, Bred at United States Government Farm. (Prepared by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) The proper care of hens during the summer is not greatly different from that of the rest of the year, but some changes may be made in the ration with good results, while careful sani tation in poultry houses is very essen tial. The growing rations for chickens should be adapted to their age and a fattening ration should be fed to the cockerels which are to be sold either as broilers or roasters. The quality of eggs deterioriates rapidly in hot weather, which can be greatly lessened by producing infertile eggs and by using proper methods of caring for and marketing this product. Feeding Hens. A good laying ration for summer use ! may be made of equal parts by weight | of corn, wheat and oats, fed twice daily, scattered on the ground or in I the litter in the poultry house, with a dry or wet mash made of equal parts j of corn meal, wheat bran, middlings and beef scrap. Regulate the feed so that the hens eat about one-half mash , )nd one-half scratch feed. The wet | mash may bo fed once daily at any time during the day, giving only what tlie hens will eat up within a few min j utes. If a dry mash is used it should be kept before the hens all of the time In a hopper. The amount of feed eaten by fowls varies almost directly with the egg yield, so that it is very essential to re duce the amount during the summer and fall months when the egg yield Is email. Ileus of the general purpose and meat breeds (such as Plymouth iiocks or Brahmas) are apt to become :oo fat during this non-productive period. The lighter breeds, such as the leghorns, may be fed more freely during the summer and fall, without j detrimental effects. Hens moult for several weeks during the late summer ! and early fall and lay few if any eggs during that period. They should he in ; pood hard breeding condition during moulting, and a small amount (ten per cent) of linseed meal may bo added to the mash at this time with fair suc cess, although good results In moult ing are secured without using linseed meal. There does not appear to be any S real advantage in forcing the moult | by abnormal feeding methods, such as are sometimes practised. Allowing the j oirds free range and giving skim milk, either to drink or added to their feed, in addition to a well balanced rution. I are good ways to ussist nature during I the moulting period. Feeding Chickens. After the chickens are ton days old a growing mash composed of two parts i by weight of bran, two parts mid Mings. one part corn meal, one part 1 low-grade wheat flour or red dog flour, j md ten per cent sifted beef scrap may be fed either as a wet or dry mash. As ' soon as the chickens will eat whole i wheat, cracked corn and other grains, the small size chick feed can be I dropped from the ration. Skim or but ! termilk is very good for chickens, either in the mash or given as a drink, j Growing chickens kept on a good | range may be given all their feed in a hopper, mixing two parts by weight 1 of cracked corn and one inert of wheat, or equal parts of cracked corn, wheat ind hulled oats In one hopper and the dry mush In the other. Fine charcoal, grit and oyster shell should be kept before them all of the time and green feed should be sup plied if it Is not available in their vards or range. The chickens should have an abundance of room In their •oops, especially in hot weather. The ■ockerels should be separated from ho pullets as Boon as their sex can be >asily determined, fattened and mar keted. unless they are to be saved for treeders. Green feed in some form, such as •prouted oats, vegetables, cut fodder >r grass, alfalfa or clover, should oe ed to hens confined to rfmall bare ards. Such yards should be renewed roquently by planting oats and wheat >r any quick growing grains, uslas two yards for the fowls and rotating these runs occasionally. A constant supply of water is very essential In hot weather and should be placed in the shade. Hens should have good shade during the summer months, which is best secured from trees, or by planting crops such as corn and sun flowers, or fast growing trailing vines, on the fences. Hen houses built on runners provide a cool shelter for the hens, or artificial shelter may be built for shade. Care of the House. Thorough cleaning is very essential in the care of hen houses during the summer, as filth and hot weather offer ideal conditions for rapid increase in mites and lice. The droppings board should be cleaned at least once or twice a week and the roosts thoroughly oiled with kerosene, crude oil or some commercial preparation of this nature, every week. It is very necessary to put the oil on the under side of the roosts, and it is advisable to spray the oil in the cracks and corners around the roost and dropping boards. The nests should be cleaned occasionally and should be examined frequently for mites. The chicken mite is usually a pale gray color, with darker spots, but after feeding it becomes reddish and is usually noticed as gray or reddish patches on the under side of the roosts. Coops for chickens should bo treated in a similar way. A dust bath of fine road dirt or any fine dry earth I should be provided unless the hens range on light, sandy soil. Hens and chickens should be dusted with a com mercial or home-made lice powder if many lice are found on them. The necessity for such treatment depends entirely upon the conditions, which 1 should be watched carefully. Care of the Eggs. In order to produce good market eggs in summer the following rules ..lwo.1,1 Via f a11 AVI’Asl • Keep the nests clean: provide one nest for every four hens. Gather the eggs twice daily. Keep the eggs in a cool, dry room or cellar. Market the eggs at least twice a week. Sell, kill or confine all male birds as soon as the hatching season is over. Infertile eggs (eggs laid by hens that are not allowed to run with a male bird) keep much better in hot weather than fertile eggs, while the male bird has no influence on egg production. KEEP POULTRY YARDS CLEAN Where Only One Place la Available for Chickens It May Be Kept Sweet by Use of Lime. Tho farmer who has abundant range for his chickens, where they may se cure plenty of green food and insects, and where the range may be changed from season to season, has a great advantage over the man who must keep his stock in a email space. If only one place Is available this may be kept in sweet, healthy condi tion by the use of lime and by plow ing and cropping between seasons. If not possible to plow up a large space at one time, divide the lot and freshen up one part of it, then turn the stock into that portion—and plow and ren ovate the other half. Kvcn when cared for in the best possible man ner, this is not us desirable as a I change to new ground or ground that : has been used a season or two for ! growing crops. Keep Vessels Clean. He sure that the vessels used for skim milk are kept clean. It is best to set out a clean crock each time milk ! is given. Wooden troughs are unlit for milk in summer. Milk is an ani mal product and soon putrefies In he I hot sun. Putrefied animal proriiv.ts set up an irritation in the digestive tract known as ptomaine polsonlr.a a fatal malady. Always set the .f k ! vessels in the shade. SHOWING HOW MIND GROWS » -4-— Illustration by Well-Known Writer Igf Interesting and Something of a Novelty. The late Lester F. Ward, who spent many years In the service of the gov ernment at Washington as a scientific investigator, prepared shortly before his death his mental biography, which consisted of a chronological arrange ment of everything that he had ever written for publication during 50 years. This enterprise he terms “Glimpses of the Cosmos" and three volumes of the work have been published. It was an interesting thing to do,, even a brave thing. For there are not many writers of advanced years who would relish the giving again to the world of their youthful effusions. Hut Doctor Ward's scheme is a good one, although there is no need for every other writer to do the same. For one rends with amused interest the cock sure articles of Ward's early period; lie did not scruple to enter any field, whether he knew anything about it or not. He wrote a good deal on theo logical matters during the early days and it is interesting to note the con spicuousness of the absence of logic and understanding of the subject mat ter. As the years passed, however. Ward pulled himself together, and he aban doned theology and devoted his time and talents to economics and botany* in which he excelled. Here the pub lication of his writings, with but little comment, offer a splendid history of the development of an active, produc tive mind. This is the real value of the work, which becomes a unique hu man document. The bad is shoved in next to the good and altogether it is easy for the reader to mark the growth to maturity of the author's mind. HAD THEM ALL “BUFFALOED’' Editor’s Warning, Since They Couldn't Understand It, Scared the Entire Neighborhood. On the gate of the garden belonging to the editor of a well-known Kng lish horticultural paper there Is affixed, this notice: "Beware of the Lycopo dium!" This "big metal notice was placed there in order to frighten away flower thieves. It was so successful that it deterred everybody, and the trades people refused point-blank to risk, their lives; they would sooner lose custom. Various guesses were hazarded as to the identity of the "Lyco,” as it is called In the neighborhood. Some de clared it to be a wolf, a snake like a boa constrictor, a sort of hyena, a stinging toad, an Abyssinian lion, a jaguar, a savage vulture, a mandril, and a blood-sucking vampire. It became necessary to Inform the tradespeople that it was kept confined during the day and was only roaming about at night. One day a man called with a load of manure for the edito rial garden, and he was very "nervy’' about the notice. Although he was reassured, he i looked about apprehensively all the ! time. When he had brought In his last load and was bending down, the i editorial cat. a large Persian, play fully leaped on his back. and. shriek ; Ing horribly, the man fled—likewise the cat. As a matter of fact, lycopodium is the name of n tiny moss that grow* | on the rockery near the garden gate. First English Martyr. The first martyr to Christianity in England was St. Alban. He lived in the third century and was a soldier under the emperor Diocletian before he embraced the new faith. After leav ing Site army ho returned to Britain and became the first English victim of the persecution of Diocletian, who ; prohibited Christian worship on pen | alty of death. Alban was beheaded In the year 2S6. During the following I years of the emperor’s reign and the administrations of his immediate suc cessors thousand! of Christians in all parts of Europe were put to death. Houses filled with Christians were set on fire and many other followers of the faitli were bound together with ropes and cast into the sea. “Ovation." When Julius Caesar returned from the wars Roman citizens made a holi day and killed fat sheep, baked them and served them to the victorious gen eral. When the alderman of the “bloody Sixth” or the “fighting Fourth” cele brates his election with a inass meet ing ills admiring henchmen past* up the mutton feast, but they give him an ovation. And because the sheep on which. Caesar dined was called in Latin, ovip, and the root word gives us the word ovation, every big. noisy reception given a popular man or woman Is called an ovation. To Turn Out Sufficient Stamp*. Ten ot the new stamp-printing ma chines Invented by R. B. Stickney and recently installed in the bureau of engraving mid printing at Washing ton, will turn out 3,500,000 stamps each day, which is the number re quired by the post office department for daily distribution. The machine will perform the function of printing, gumming, perforating and coiling post age stamps. Marvels of Science. "Some day we’ll be telephoning through the air without wires." “Maybe. But won't It seem queer to have an operator call back to you and say, 'The sir is busy now!’"