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'Puggy and the Pickle.
HTOHI lie A Mll.illl 1.1 I'll.:. BO*.
PK.-K-M tit ml\ pear* uM He wan
hi* ninmni'i's hah? end his father**
nan Hut even tbuutfh Ills mauiinn
tailed iiiiu ber baby, ibe made »
iijir boy ot Mm nnd never petted 01
bomorfd blm an one dors ■ eure-euougb
beby. For It is right thHt DUO. Nt il«
yearn ol hko abotili! be n big lav? vi Mr
Am! all hough Pnsay wan not "tpolled,"
at ire <ny ''f uvei"i»ettetl awl pampered
lit tie OOeS, be «:i- nfleti naughty—
naughty with h a pit* I Wtter, whlrh
meant* verj. very naughty Hi-* nntiphtl
im»m took <>ii tin foriu ni UtMuueUteuct:.
And for thle DauffbUbeaa bin ma in ma often
•pHiikf(! blm. imiru uti Hiic regretteil i:uv
lni; tv do so
One iln.v Puggr <Hine Into the Idtehpii
ant*, s-ti"' • 4lsh of ' .. Ulea ill
Hta iiiii'imiii w.is -.! I mi .o c- llttli ■ nkea
and *«« in tin kitchen nt the time
Pugut i-t-ieii: "08, toauiuia, I want v
"Pickles sre not good for little hoys,'
a-plulned iiini.iii.i. I will tfive > mi ii
-Ha, b»l" In ciulcc'il th- lire-ill pickle
tasntsr all"c off one .' ytiu wl" cut it as a
1 Mt of sandwich between two thin siloes
at hread "
"Oh. I want n hie thick allee of pickle,"
panted t'uggy "I flos'l want n teentsv
"But n big slice will mnke you sick."
rsosciied liiitmiua "And yon don'l want
to bave to go to lied and uko miter Biedl
•lne. do you?"
"No. mamma, i don'l wnnt to take medl
eclne. iitul I don't want to he Blck Hut
Ido want a hlg sil i . lekle Please "
Hsmma sliced seeme bread buttered i;.
and laid leetw-een Ihe slice- .c l!i n lilt of
pickle. "Now. dearie." sbe said, "run
atone nnd cut it And don t ask lor any
men- plekle "
Pr-'-i'V took the '
the living-room m sal down !•
Be took hit,- vi" thfnls. altln
ami p , 'ie tiinl often told hill it was
Tery bad form in in- so. tin
mnsi bs a i mannered
take sirll bltea, and to never, i
never msl c .
Bo Puggj ate of bi aondwlch it"c'
pretty toon It was all gone. Then lie
wen: to thi' kitchen lo ask for more.
But hla mother had -.-one upstairs for
something nnd the - k wai busy in 'lii
pantry. Pugg} stood eyeing the big pk'kleß
SB the table Then a very wicked voice
srhlspercd Into his ear; "Take a lug plekle
rruu tn tiie barn and sal it u:l up."
Puggy forgot bis mamma's w-uriiliig
rn-ulug plckle-entlng, and reached uptind
the very largest pickle lv the dish
The 'Boys' Society.
PAUL BMITH was elected chairman
of the meeting. It wee not wholly
due to Paul's ability to preelde
as sn officer of dignity tbat caused
his comrades to confer tbe bonot
t aaea Mm. It was Us same which stood
Ma la good stead Paul was s very
•Mighty name, ens Indicating strength at
dßMacter and wisdom ot mind.
The meeting- which wss being hsM by
■he Boys for the purpose of organising
*'Oiiiri *. huurc!" rrii-d tilt* t'li ir, itK'fiin nkitUi|itUU ii** ItMFt*
s Deuntln Sucety was catted 'der
by Paul, «In npi . i> in nn her an BUibiir
nißbi'il niiii.uec He atsmped Ms fool
upon the lieu ci 1,, harn-lofl iwhore
the .So. .ci i .. , :.c, ,,.i„ .- meetlugi uud
cried out "Kveryhody keep unlet: .Meet
.nn ea! .■ i order! '1 i.e., I'uii, st«ccc :
lookiii' i. -on' in in u-.\ kwi rdly.
"As_ il ilu-.c i- . -, uiuiious tn in ,
before tbe lioiu ■ n hlspul eil Ctrl t -
Jones. "Thai - Hie ttrsl thins; tha: ■ lv
"t D to pi c tin use'
rosy fact lit
- - •■■■ I ey. Tbe
eh; 11- up
ln a pc
CUI I Bill lite e.i
d.. ... "-
ge:. ..lie i.i-.iuuiii,
I second ti.e m
"What was tbe motion 1" yelled out
Fr«d l'urvls from tbs Past of tin- loft
"Again the Chair stamped his toot
npon the loose boards of the flour. "You're
■ sat of order!" he explained lv uo geutle
taaan, "It has besn moved aad sscended
All'! ic-'ii\ he T- nr i With It liiflclele hll'le-
I Ids Jacket When he WS< safely lilil.le
I !cc cc.t I the hum jyiuff BDtlgly ll
the llll.v lei- licuan to ele-.iciir 1 lit- 111
plekle Then after the plekle inul been
i-Hinc Puggy lay unite still hi the ha>
lee ill.- II hit bad 111 Ills tllllllnv. Hilt tie
i.c ie: the feeling would puns off soon
so lie liiy resting in the liarn loft
Allll lifter ile bad heeii ll'i'.'ie seoiict im-
ho heard quick stc;.s coaling Up the
iiwltlei in the very piece wbere la- lay.
He raised hie beud *c see ■-1 " might be
coming after blm a* re did bo in- fei
very, very Midi In bin stomach. "Oh, boa
ill I Is" kulil Pussy, bolding bit ham
over his month Ile knew he must hi
rer;, verj pirie, like al! slch people ure
As lie sat resting on his elbow titer-.
--.-a...! 1 over the .., ci....^ ;. ...;..', form
■ i nithi i quite II i »elf from the
ladder-to the Boor it stopped nnd stared
I nt Puggy. Pussy itsrsd hark, for never
! bad In- seen so Strange a erentni'e. It
»as a being nt least 10 feet till! tun'
shaped exactly like a pickle. When I'ngg3
noticed its likeness to a pickle tic qualm*
a. lis stomach liecama woree. He was si.
si i. 11,0\ 1,,- i.-ioin la- might faint. "Ob.
go away!" cried Pnggy, shutting his eye-..
'-- ii.c-ay. Mr. I'ie ;.c- it makes me il
to I.uik at you!"
"Ha. Int." Inngber] the ureal pleklellke
creature. "I always make children HI —
children who disc.hey tbelr parents end
■at tne. So yen nte me awhile ugo when
mamma e-as not looking, eh? 'that's the
way nil oaugbty hoys do. Well. If yon
disobey you must -other pain."
"Hut — I didn't eui you," corrected
PUSS?. "1 ale a small pickle—one alioul
as big as your nose
The pickle mini took hold of his nose
111 polled It out till It extended half
ross tbe loft. Then he rourcd with
IShter. "Ah. my nose is a tine pickle."
erieii. shaking himself with merriment
im not I n Jolly fellow to I c so soui•?"
PUSS? ,vnß getting sicker and Sicker,
ie very sight of the hlg fellow innde him
•I like fainting "Oh, g" away " moaned
iggy. "Antl please enll ei> mamma
leen he besan to i-ry bttierl.
'lime a lilte. hoii':' aske.l .ne ph-kle.
eking the end of his long nose under
igg> '« short nose. "It's as sour n ple-kle
yon can And anywhere And my little
nt. I have orderiMl a banal ol phkies
it like my nose lor you. lon shall have
em for morulas, noon end nigbt. Ah.
nil gel to reaemhllns a pickle yourself
was once a Uttle boy, tuit I ate so many
j boui md In , c- ' le pickles thai I grew-
Into eeiic. Mi. I'm n sour fellow-: And
i here Is enough Indigestion In iiij body
kill nn army of men "
"(io away go away!" acrenmed Pugg;
In the lnft. nnd lie was alone, nnd
cry, v in '>'' Idemly in- hnd fallen
W tl "'.'l ii" si:,-,11-1- could
at Am! he v ■ 11-- sc, sorry that he had
in >■ ie :■ ; in.i In- began to
cry, antl when sin- nsUed lilui what tbe
matter was ii'- t"ld her the whole stor>
Ids bnvlng eaten the big pickle and about
the terrible dream in the hayloft And
hta mamma said: "Poor, naughty hoy!
Yon will lii.d that yon must always suffer
lor your diaohedleiice."
And Puggy, repentnnt, said* "I'll nevt>r
disobey again, nmnmia. And I'll never,
never i-iii uuother plrkle."
tbat we—we —have a "
"That we elect a secretary." whispered
ln loud correction the wise Hrlektop.
"That we elect a escretary," said ths
Chair. "All tn faroe of the secretary—"
"Of the motion," corrected Brlcktop
"Of ths motion," said the Chair, red
dening still more, "please signify by sny
"1" yaUad vociferously a doasn voices*
"Those opposed to the motion say as***
-uul ih;« hall
" •«•" < . -nn' vt.t. r it «iinic from
dim i. '.;. ui'i, w h wns Hitting »>n thf
i;< i M ihe rtrii, i.i i ;.»' ; ,mhii
. i ...ii. ,- ... . ... i. ..,..,,. vug in a ne<-
H't'iry fori ÜBUed l uvey. turning tieive
nn i - i old .■■'..; • •• . ii
"< ■■" <■. l itot n ••-.'in 'ii vote ii> pltm
: .. .tu i glaring vi
<■ >■ ' ■ don't lii ,- to nay *i'
I." L . ■■ ll" ii... KUltl 1I *
Kosey and Posey and the Scarecrow
W"J^ rv nnd l'»sey wen- twin slat era
*fJmZ ' ,:,'v ,iv(Ml in tne eoan*pT« tnT fnr
Km from R town or city, and three
Q'B in lies from a little village. 'Uiol-
kept n garden, and ratwe*!
veiretablet for tbe village market. Thm
mot ber kept a row and some chickens ami
bo d buttgT, cheese nnd Bggl to the vil
lageTS. So between theiu. Papa nnd
Manimn Justin, p ironis ot tbe T * Hoa.
Roaey ami l*osey. m 11e .pine a i_"wid iiVtna
And often Itosey and i'osey were sent
to the village on errands, when papa
etui uiaiiiinu we*e too nus.v »•■ go :.iei.;
In tbe c;T«'nn nt fhe rpry farther
corner from tbr* bonst* nnd i-owlmiii
tl.rrp stood n grent. gaunt. black-vlH'l
K( nii'irow. l*Hpn Justin bii-1 put bltu
there to keep the .-row* from his gnv
den And when tbe wind blew ns It
11 lv, :\yn did In Marrh nnd April (tbe
inontbs wben Papa .Justin was planting
■Oed) the sciirn crow's arms would ily
out wildly, ami his bead would bob und
bob ID n most I'oinlcnl ftishion. And an
Roaey and Poaey went along tb* mad
I'iist tbe garden, tbey would laugh RUtl
laugh nt the old scarecrow, who wu» bob
btng about -Ike a Jumping Jm-k.
one very cloudy dny PRpB Justin called
to Roaey and Poaey: "Dkugbtara, you win
baY( h> go to the Village for some MOd.
I want Home for my hotheds. Thought 1
had plenty, but the mice got Into tbO
■Oedbagl und ate all the sr.i.id seed So
jump Into your jackets and hoods and go
to the seeilkeeper's shop in the village."
"AM right, papa." obeyed Roaay and
Poaey, "We'll be off directly." And
they hurried into the house and put ou
their thick ibo-M ntld Jackets and hoods.
Then, their mother being told thnt they
were mnklng the Journey to the village,
decided to send a basket of eggs to tbe
Bo off the twins went, laughing and
singing, iirs t one and then the other
carrying the basket of eggs. They had
their landmarks beside the road, nnd
Honey would carry the basket to one
point, then band it to I'oaey, who would
carry it to tbe next point. And so tbey
shared the burden evenly. •
After the little girls had finished their
business In tbe village, and were starting
homewards, great drops of rain began to
descend from the clouds. And the dark
ness of late afternoon thickened till ll
SOOmed night would overtake them before
tbey could reach their home. They hast
ened their footsteps, and were soon well
out of the village, into the lonely conn
try. Then tbe rain began tn fo'l fnst
And euro tuDßih, tba fanny old acarecraw had overtakaa the bear.
"Order ln the house," cried the Chair,
again stamping his foot. "It bas been
moved—l mean the motion for s secretary
I baa been —haa been—.carried. Who'll we
"I nominate Bank Torl-er." And Brick
top rose to his feet.
"Second the nomination," erled Davey,
. also rising te hie feet.
"1 object:' yelled little BUI, meaning
"Bay. Bill, Just you speak when spoken
i to," advised the Chair. "Tou're out of
order -hotting In like that. Now, Hank's
been nominated for secretary of the De
bating Society. All in favor of him, rise
tv your feet."
All save little Rill rose to their feet
"Hank's been duly elected aecretury
for the I'elintiiig Society," Informed tbe
"1 didn't vote yet!" cried Bill.
"Yon don't assd to." Informed the (Tinlr.
i "Aud now, ladles nnd gentleuieu," went
! on Paul, "we'll get to huHluess."
But a aly snicker ran round the left
when the Chnlr miid "ladles." Paul no
ticed it. and felt tbs crowd was laughing
in its sleeve ut hlui. So he explained: "1
liluk Ii Is always the best to address a
crowd In thnt wnv Then, If there Imp
pens to he n lady present, she's not
slighted. And if there's nut a ludy preß
cut well. It saowi we hnve tbe -the —
[ fair aex ln mind So, again. I'll auy
'l.adlea ami gentlemen, we're open for
btiHltieHß. tins anyone here an Idea lv
his head? If so, let's have it."
"Mr. Chairman," said Hrlektop. lining
and ihruatlug his hands deep into his
pocket. "I lime- ii few suggest n,in. to
tiuike." Then he waited for recognition
Iroin the Chnlr The Chnlr. not know-lug
what was expected of It, just sat luoklug
ut tbe standing awn bat.
"You must suy 'Mr. Hrlektop.' " in
formed HricMop. lv a loud whisper.
"Mr. llricktop, yon nave the floor,"
nil.', the Chair, slumping his foot for
quiet. Little Hill WSS wiiisperlng loudly
to Tommy Peters, and Tommy nun sulck
THK YAKIMA HI'.HM.I). WEDNESDAY. amfWKL 5, ISII
BIKI tbt lay grsw elarker nnd darker
"I'm afraid. ' wlii^i-eveil Itosey. shl\-er-
Ing. Mie was parrying the basket In
Which tie- seeds were put.
"Afraid Of what?" asked Posey, walk
im: • lose to ber sister
"Oil. of tlie> rnln and the dnrk." et
plained Itosey Wish we had -ot an
curlier start this afternoon. The nlghl
Ik coming sotfii on account of the clouds."
"There is nothing n, tear unless a
I em- s!,,e-id poms fro n the mountains
yonder," s,-,id I'osey "Pnpn *sffa very
few hears now Ihe In tie mr tains -
the hunters have killed them for their
"But n few stlil live.' s„ii| Rosey.
"And one big hear wonld be as daogsrovi
ns :t dozen. One eonld" —
Cut even ns Roaey spoke n dark form
appeared In the distance. II walked on
all fours, and had a .nibbling gait.
"Oh, It's ii bear It's a lisnrl' hoarsely
whlspersd lte, s ,.y "Oil. what shall we
Posey was ion fright ened at the mo
ment in reply She stood staring ahead
of her. "Yes." she whispered, when she
eonld ttnd her votes. "it s a bear!"
"Ob. let's run hack towards town."
erled Kosey. dropping the basket, "lies
coming i-le.-ht towards us. He'll soon
patch us if we dim t run'"
"If ws "mi. he'll run nfter us." snld
Poeey. "lint we rant stirnd here lle'x
eon Inu nt ii trot, sow lie's seen us!"
Tbe twins clasped each other's bands,
nnd hegan to weep. "Oh. oh. what shall
v. c do?" Ihey walled. 'I hen. ns the
hear was within a hundred roils of them.
another dark form loomed up in the road.
just behind the bear. "Oh. sister, look!"
It was Itosey who exclaimed. "Look-
It's our tlear old seat-ecruw!"
"Sr, It is." c-rled I'oisey. "He's coming
on the run-just like a real human lie
ing. What does It all tnennV"
"lle'l. save us," said Itosey, her tears
e-ctisiue to tlow. "Ah, he's pulled the
lieitr's tnll." And sure enough, the funny
old scarecrow had overtaken the hear,
and in the most comtcnl manner pulled
the lilt of hob-tall. And the hear made
a tn-i-llile growl, nnd turned ahont
"This Is what I hove to suggest." said
Brlcktop "That we have a subject for
debate encb evening."
"Yon bave all heard what Brlcktop
Bays," put the cbalr. "All In favor of
having a subject for debate rise to your
Again all stood save little BUI. After
they had reseated themselves, up be
popped, crying, "No!"
The Chair became very much enraged
st ths conduct of little Bill, snd said,
without preliminary: "Bay, kid. If you
essn't behave yourself In this meeting
you'll hers to aat out. Do you heart"
"Tee," smiled little Bill. "I sln't desf.
But I've got to have my vote."
"Well, you'll vote when the time
comes," snapped the Chair. "And If you
disturb this meeting again. I'll appoint
Brlcktop to escort you to the door."
Uttle 1)111 bid his face ln his sleeve to
prevent the Chair from seeing his laugh
ter, which shook his ball-like body. His
chum. Tommy Peters, was laughing, too,
and trying to keep his grinning mouth
"Now, to resume business." explained
the Chair. "We'll have a subject for dis
cussion I mean, for debate—at our next
meeting. Will sumeuue suggest a sub
Barry ttnbertson arose. "Mr. Chair
man," Ice- said, in tin easy wuy (Harry
was used ic. speaking lv public), "I sug
gest the nil.eect: 'Resolved, That dogs are
very Intelligent aldnillls.' "
"A ver.\ good subject," agreed the Chair
' M.\ log .lack la amartei- than a good
many pec pie that 1 know. Shall we put
the question to a vote?"
"Ouest net.'" crleml Hrlektop.
"Answer' yelled little Hill and Tommy
Peters in one voice.
"llrickiop. I appoint you a committee
of one tec escort those two dlsturtllug kids
to tbe door.' said the Chair, very angry.
Indeed "And see that they are locked
Brlcktop made for little Hill and Tommy,
hut the utile rascals were half way down
the ladder, which led from the loft to the
stalile below, before Brlcktop could lay
bands on tbem, Aud, once below, they
set up a terrible dl_. "Question, Mr.
Chairman!" called out Tommy. -'An
swer, Mr. Chairman!" yelled little Bill.
A Fatal Leap.
AFR< )' ', v. hi i pi<,; a crocodile
Sotin/ , ._. in the Nile
■ii that ugly no.sc."
UPON his n did not dawn
The cri would chance to yawn,
ilis great mistake lie saw too late
To save him from an awful fate.
• • •
NOW from this tale a moral reap:
Consider well b- f <M-« you 1-eap.
I a-igrlly. "n ''d oiding itt« wewrseraw he
i r.clse.l a hc-.-e paw to strike him down
j Rut Ihe sc-iirecrow was too quick for him
; l'e sprain; aside In i-rhdi-; and swinging
I lls anus Then, running .Ike a fleet
footed ilper. the scarecrow catne on to the
side of the twins And he spnke! For
a second Itosey ami Posey thought they
must he dreaming. A senreerow talking!
It wns itnltelleiable! Rut aunt her second
brought tl.em to the full consciousness of c
the sit tin tlon. The senreerow was bend
Ing over und saying:
"That great bine k fellow wlxh the long
sharp elnws and sharp teeth Is near nt
hand, lamp to my shoulders, my little
friends, nnd 111 carry you home in a
Without asking n iJHSStIuU the twins
Jumped upon the scarce-row's shoulders,
and Rosey bid present's of utl.icl to grab
up the tv sket of seed from the ground
They were not a moment too soon, for '
at the very Instant that llosey lifted
the basket from the ground and the
scarecrow was balancing himself for n
Inn, the grenl blnck bear advanced upon
them. As he came within two feet of j
the scarecrow he opened his great Jaws :
as If to swallow, scarecrow, girls, bas
ket nml til
Ah. tin. mv flue rellow," laughed the
s-nrecrcnv And he Just lifted n great
straw-stuffed foot and thrust it down the
hour's throat. When he withdrew it his
old ragged hoot was gone, but he did
not mind It had sufficed to choke tho I
bear antl make htm stoip to cough nnd
"ough. trying to get rid of the boot and
hunch of straw.
Wtrlle the bear was coughine and ehnk
li g, nnd digging Into his throat with
his paw to get the striw which wus
tickling as well ns choking him. tbe
senreerow started homewards on the run.
Kosey und I'osey sit upon his broad
■boulders, enjoying the flue ride. But
the rain, now coming down pretty hard,
whb unpleasant, and Posey said: '"Wish
we had an umbrella, sister. My Jacket
will soon he wet through."
"Then have one. my dears," snld the
scarecrow, and he Jerked from Inside his
k.ng coat a big umbrella, whloh he raised
■ Ijtdlea and gentlemen!" cried both mis
chievous fellows together. But the boys
ln the loft paid not tbe slightest heed to
tbe disturbers below; so. after tiring tbelr
lungs, the naughty fellows took them
selves off. going to little Bill's home,
where Mra. Baker was Joat lifting a big
pan of sugar cookies from the oven.
"Oh, mamma, give us some!" begged
BUI, bis eyes feasting on the soft, yellow
"Where bare you been sines school?"
asked Mrs. Baker, banding each boy two
"Oh, the big boys ars having a do
nating society down tn old Uncle Adams'
stable loft." explained Bill. "An' Tommy
and I went there to have some fun. And—
tbey chased ns out."
"Oh, for shame. Sonny!" reprimanded
Mn Baker. "Why weren't you a nice
boy? It's urgly to disturb a meeting."
"tint tbey wouldn't let me vote i.s 1
wanted to," explained Bill. "But—Tom
my nnd I don't care, do we Tommy?
Wt-'d ruther play hall In our back yurd
itian lo dis ktiss questions about daw-gs.
Dtiwgs haven't so terrible much sense,
"About ns much as Paul and Hrlektop."
snld Tommy, his mouth full of cookie.
"Hut. come on. Hill: Lets play bud. I'd
hate to stay there In that loft- Hut. nay.
there comes all the buys! The meeting's
"Hello, kids," cried Paul. who. no long
er on his dignity, nau loigotten the re
cent unpleasantness occiisioiied by little
Hill's conduct ln the barn-loft. "Say,, got
"Nope," sunt Hill, stuffing the last
crumb into his round cheek, "llow'd the
meeting come out, Mr. Chulrmuur"
"FIOS and dandy. Hill," said Piui.
"We're to meet next Saturday at 2
o'clock." said Hrlckt.ep. "Aud every
mother's son wants to be there ou time.
If a fellow's lute he'll he fined a peuuy.
"Oh. Tommy and I'll he there early,"
said lull. " Cause we like to vote, we
And all the boys langbed. aid llrrr
drew n tmll from his rocket a nd Ove
minutes later a triune was p:ini|r on In
the tiuck yard of Kill linker s home, each
hoy baring bssn treuted tv a hot cookie
liy Mrs. Bul.er.
Firvdirvg a Home.
T.VO >parne>'. g sat on B 'eafless limb;
The iMjtther was bleak antl cold;
Aiu! the pool little tilings did shiver and shake—
The\ were not very big nor old.
i i s'.;<| t,. the other in little chirps:
"Oh. wouldn't a warm ne«t be
Till- smv;-est thug in all the world?—
A not thai '.'.t'ltt! iir»!il you and me?"
"Yes, yo." the «'?ronil sparrow replied,
"A rest made ni leathers and hay!
Bflt— sa>, what i* that so round ami elark —
That thing in the tree cross the way?"
Tlien lii-'l mil ibet one turned about to look,
And eai'.v rhifriipnl: "I'll be blest
If the thing you have |Xi nit-i! out
Is not a last year's bird'- t*»t I
"Let's fly 'cross that way anil take
We may find it is just to our
And if so we'll certainly move
Not a single hour will we
So into that last year's nest they
And were sheltered from wind
They were just as snug as hugs in
Or as dear little lambs in a fold.
nnd panted up to the Uttle girls. "Well,
well," cried Hesey. "Wm there ever such
n strnnge thing happened hefore? It's
Posey leaned over and spoke In the
ear—or where the ear of a real person
would have been—of tbe scarecrow, ask
ing: "Please tell us. Mr. Scarecrow, how
you happened to come to life, snd nt a
time when we needed you so much?"
As the bear had been left far behind,
and there was no danger of his overt.ik
ing them, the senreerow lessened his
speed arm.l began talking: "Well, my 111-
I tlo dears," he began, "you see, I have
hail rather a dull and lonely life—stand
ing In one spot In the garden. So the
other night, ufter nil the crows bnd gone
to bed, and I might go off duty—lf I
could get off—l iiegt.u to bemoan my
fate. Two little fairies were passing at
j the time, and heard my complaint. *Ah,'
i said one fairy, 'let's give this nice old
scarecrow life, so that be may enjoy
himself when not at work.' So they
I touched my head with a little wanj.
and of a sudden 1 felt warm and funny.
Then my legs and arms begun to move
of themselves, but differently to tbe
movements made by tbe wind. I found
I could walk about, and tbat I could
talk und laugh. Well, I went off on a
lark, as men wbnld say, and had S
Jolly time of It. I walked (or miles and
miles, played with rabbits, visited the
birds In tbelr nests, went to the village
snd saw ths shops and pretty bouses
Jnd waded tbs river. Toward morning
cams home, took my place, as usual,
i ths corner of tbs garden aad all my
Our puzzle Corner
My tlrst can't be measured;
It's on every band;
* You find It by seashore,
And on very dry land.
My sp ond's a tnnn
Wlin ii bagpipe docs piny:
But has not so miu'ti known
By Ihe people todii y.
My two joined toother
Make n species o? bird;
And Its chtrp is as quaint
As any you've hoard.
This zigzag contains seven words of
four letters each. If the words are
rightly guessed and written one below
another, their zlgang letters, beginning
with the upper left-hand letter and end
Ing with the lower left-hand letter, will
Hpelt a precious stone. The cross words
•ire: 1. Nun -in ml no -is. Ii A small steel
instrument used 'or smoothing. H. To
kill. 4. To shut a door with v loud noise
.".. That which Ib contained In a novel or
n piny. "' A measure. 7. Domestic aui
human powers left me. But they cams
ngaln this evening. And an I set out
for another good time, when my eyes
fell upon you. my dears And then I
saw the big hlnck bear. So I pot ons
and one together and got two. Ah, ha,'
said I to myself, 'that bear wants to
eat up my little Indies.' So 1 came to
your rescue. And that Is my story.
But—here we are nt your borne, nua
ns sure as I am a scarecrow, your par
ents will he at the gate, looking for yoa,
so before we turn the corner of the
hedge you'd befit .Inmp to the ground
and tnke your l.nskc-t and run to the
house. I'll stop In the garden for a
moment. Kou sese, 1 got att duty early
today, owing to the unusual darkness
brought by the heavy clouds. All crows
and other birds, are In tbelr nests
tbougb It Is only B o'clock. But—good
by, my Uttle ladles. Sny nothing of this
to onyone, for were It known that tbs
fairies bud been good to me, I would
be watched, and then I would become
lifeless agnln. And I do love to becoms
animated every night, for then I gat a
Then the scarecrow sat Rosey aud
I'osey on tbe ground, while bs ran te
bis place ln tbe garden, and as tbe llttls
girls went on to tbs house they turned
about to sees him waving his lone arms
about his bead. And tbs rain had
ceased, snd there wss no wind.
And when Rosey looked for the um
brella It was gone. "Bow strongs," sift
said. "Bat fairies always do ssaa
AN EASY REBUS.
1 Add a small dome-tic animal lo a
bite and get an aromatic plant.
2. Add n mortal to antiquity and get
to take under control.
8 Add the suu to v unit and get to rJy«
4. Add a lovely color to n meiaJMe In
strument used for giving forth sound and
get a pretty wild flower.
ANSWERS TO LAST WEEKS PUZZLES.
HITIDES PltorEKßS—Kcver tiurn tike
candle at both emit
ZIU/.AU PUZZLE — Doctort. Oroia
tcordj, 1. Dirt. 2. Port 1. Loot. «.
Loft B. Plot. 6. Pray 7. Sone
PICTURE PUZZLE — Htnet ttoeeptr
found; 1, tic-) cents. 2, A gold rinu >,
'/ v" iel; ii/ i keu hen 4, 4 (Momond
HJDDEy riCTCRE—VpHOa down, la
ruff a' nre*.
ci et <■■
Astronomical Notes for 1911
CHK planet Venus begins ns Evening
Star and continues as such till Sep
tember 18, nfter which date she Is
Mornlt-g star the remainder of the year.
The pi. met Mars will be Morning Star
till November SB, and then livening Ktar
till the cli.se of the year.
The planet Jupiter begins as Morning
star and continue! ns inch till April
■"-". aftei whi.-h be is 13\eulug Stai till
November 18. Then he becomes Morning
star ugnln :md continues us such till the
end ol the year.
The planet Saturn Is Evening star until
May 1, after which It becomes Morning
Star till .November 10. Then It la ng.-ilu
Evening Star till the close of the year.
There «111 he two eclipses of tiie sun
daring Hilt. One will occur on April
28, and will be only a partial eclipse
here, but total ln some parts of Aus
tralia nml Central nnd Southern I'uclfle
Oiaii The animal eclipse will occur on
October _1. Invisible here, hut visible
to the greater part of Asiti, Australia and
portions of the l'sclflc and ludiau Oceana
To decipher obliterated Inscriptions on
} old coin!, place tbe coins on s hot iros
i for srrsral talnutsa.