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V HILL AliP'S LETTER Tric8 0:d-lV:hioncd Plan to An- mhilat Potato Jius. CHILDREN ARE PAID TO GATULR LIEM Nickel a Doren is the Price, and th Little Ones Surprae Him. Col onel Redding' Sucjjett.on. I am trying Colonel Rcddlng'a plan tu exterminate the potato bugs. He say j begin early and watch for the first onus that come. Make an Inspec tion every morning and kill the largo ktrlped ones before they lay their egga. My crop Is about six Inches high. I have six long rows in the garden and the other morning I found the pesky things had come. I killed about thirty and then told the children the grand children I mean that I would pay the.ni a nickel for every dozen bugs they found. That evening they killed sixty and the next morning forty, and this morning fifteen, and this evening tea. So the three little girls brought me in debt sixty cents and feel rich. The bargain Is that they are to pay me back for all I find and I have not found but five yet, though I don't look very carefully. Children like to work for money just like grown folks. I re member well the first half dollar I ever earned. My father was clearing land and told me I might have the saplings If I would trim them up and pile the brush and I might have the wagon and team to haul them to town and sell them. I had the evenings after school and Saturdays to work and soon had a load ready and sold It to our school teacher for a silver half dollar. I was rich, and as I drove home I felt of it in my pocket every little while to be sure it was there. I lik to reward these little chaps, for It does them so much good and makes them love me. The love of an innocent child is the purest on earth except the love of a mother. I have no greater comfort now than the glad smile of a little one that jumps into my arms whenever I come. It flatters my van ity, for though I am old and ugly the little ones will hug me and pat my wrinkled cheeks and turn away from those who are young and handsome. The greatest Inducement for a parent to be a Christian is to secure the sal vation of their children and meet them In heaven, for it is said in the scrlp- , tures la three placesT "Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved thou and thine house." Se let the good mother not despair of her wicked son who went unrepentant to his death and may these words always comfort her, "thou and thine house." For the sake of ten good people the Lord would have saved Sodom, and for the sake of good parents He will save the children. Last year my potato crop was seri ously damaged by these bugs, and by the paris green, too, for I used too much of it, and so I am taking Colonel J Reddlng's advice and killing off the PfWg striped beetles before they lay '"'thelr patches of yellow eggs on the un der side of the leaves. I instructed the children to look for eggs and they found only two leaves with eggs on them. With a little sharpened stick they dug around the base of ev ery plant, and there found most of the beetles, but I am already satisfied with the experiment, and hope that I will ' not have to use paris green at all. I shall continue my bargain with the children, even if it is expensive. I overheard them plotting this evening about going to the drug store tomor row and buying some ice cream, and they agreed to take two saucers apiece. These little girls are great In- mentions, and I love to watch them and u ruminate and ponder why it was that ; children, especially boys, get more self ! ish and deceitful as they grow older. The devil seems to let them alone until they got weaned from their mother. The good and the bad are strangely mixed in this world. New plagues and pestilences keep on coming, both on animal and vegetable life, but a kind rrXvIdence has provided remedies and given us minds to find them. But I have found no way to keep the pig eons from preying on my young peas as they peep from the ground. They utterly destroyed my first planting '1.r&r.d have begun on the second. We 'have had a flock for many years, and I . ever knew them to trouble the garden before. .1 say, Colonel Redding, what must I do about it? My wife says cov , cr them with brush, and I will if I can find the brush. The English spar rows do leave us most of the crop, but the pigeons don't leave us anything. Reckon I will have to turn the boys loose on them. The beans, onions and arly corn are all right yet, and the I Strawberries seem to have no enemies. They 'make a beautiful show, a.nd give . grat comfort. In a we"k or two we wll have rip-"1 fruit in abundance, and shall send Kornr to the preachers. Brother Yar broiiRh Kays h docs not think It any harm to tend pood things to a preach er even on .Sunday. Strawberry cul ture la pprcadlng rapidly In our town and fimin of the neighbors aro trying it as a business for profit. Dr. Fclton, Jr., has put out thirty thousand plants the last season. It was Isaac Walton, the great fL-herman, who wrote in his book en angling, "Br. Butler eays that 'doubllo-'s God could havo rcado a bet ter bi rry than the strawberry, but doubtless God never did,' and so I say that God nevir made a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than ang ling." My friends, Dr. lknhain and Coloncr-Murphy heartily endorse Wal ton en fishing, and will sit In a boat half a day in a cummer's sun and watch the corks and ruminate and not catch enough fish for supper. If 1 was as fond cf It as they are I think I would move to Florida and stay there. I have caught more fish there In one day that: In all my life up here in N''lh Ceorpia. I did not go to Dallas, the long spell of grippe left me too dilapidated to travel that far and give up my home habits and comforts, but I read all about the great reunion with keen sat isfaction. There Is life In the old land yet and love for the "Lost cause" in the hearts of the people, the confeder ates and their children and children's children. May it never be extinguish ed. Bill Arp in Atlanta Constitution. HE NATIONAL CAME. The California League has adopted the American League rules. New York is trying to land Titcher Arthur Clarkson, of Harvard. Tom Clarke, Little Rock's right field, er, is a full-blooded Indian of the Wy andotte tribe. Donovan and Smoot are the only left-handed batsmen on the St. Louis League team. Bridgeport has secured Outfielder Ladd, from Hartford, to whom the player was recently awarded. The new Toronto pitchers are all big men, giants in stature, ihe smallest being just under the six-foot notch. Drill, catcher for Georgetown Univer sity, lias been signed to play -with the Kansas City team of the American League. Wrlgley will play third for Worcester this season, and Joe Delahanty will cover the middle bag. Madison is slated for short. The Cincinuatis shape up fairly 6trong in their present company with Hoy, Dobbs, Beckley, Crawford, Beck, Corcoran, Stelnfeldt, Peltz and Ber gen. Dan Brouthers will not play with New London after all. He repudiated the agreement made by his agent that he must bat over .SOU to receive any alary. W. W. Marsh, son of the Rev. M. M. Marsh, while practising on the ball grounds at Lynchburg, Va., in run ning to catch a high fly, fell over a fifteen-foot embankment and received injuries from which he died. He had jr.st signed with the Wilmington, N. C, team. The Supreme Court, Philadelphia, re versed the decision of the Court of Common Pleas, No. 5, in the case of the Philadelphia National Baseball Club vs. Napoleon Lajoie. This- de cision upholds the validity of the re serve clause in the National League contracts NEWSY CLEANINGS; Kansas banks have 5S7.000.000 on deposit. Revenue collections during March amounted to $21,227,535. The shipyards of the Pacific Coast are at work on scores of vessels. The Philippine Islands will be rep resented at the St. Louis fair. The strike of dock laborers at ports in Denmark now includes 8000 men. The English- Tobacco Trust has planned a vigorous campaign in the South. Germany has invited America to send threfc army officers to the maneu vers next fall. Secretary Root has arranged to main tain a light in the Statue of Liberty, in New York Harbor. Archdeacon Wilberforce is holding "smoking churcfi services" in West minster Abbey, London. A number of Japanese officers ac cused of looting during the operations in China are to be tried by court martial. r Fifty pounds' worth of games, in cluding football, cricket, and ping-pong sets, have been dispatched to Ceylon, from London, lor the Boer prisoners. The warden of the State Prison at Kansas has written to a New York City firm asking it to forward a hang man's rope to be used at an early exe cution. The Holland Submarine Boat Com pauy has been notified by the British Admiralty -that one of its submarine torpedo boats has been accepted by the British Navy. The Municipal Council ov Havana. Cuba, has decided to issue a new loan of $28,000,000 for the purpose of re deeming the first and second-mortgage bonds of the city, to take up the float ing debt and to provide money for the payment of the city sewer and puv iug contracts. - reus A Knil l;toii. Have you lieiir l of tun kid with Uio lion's ht-ariV How hfi stood on tli roof one !, And drttlimtly railed lit a Krim kthv wolf, Who wiw pissing by clmnco tlint wiiy? Ttin Incident happened la Aesop's tlaifl, And tliti old initu urott) It down So that youn and old ever afterward MlK'ht read thin tnla of renown. Thfl kid fairly pelted the old gray wolf With Hplthxts Heme and strong, Called him renegade, murderer, thief and knave, Then vauntlngly cried "begone!" "You are wls," said the wolf, "that you Choose your time, And a place that Is hjgh and dry. Fare yon well, valiant kid, we will meet ajjuln When you fall from your eminence high." Now York Mail and Hxpress. A Ilollr'n Day. Lotta's dollies, Belle and Violet, sat on the sofa facing one another. Lotta had gone to sleep, forgetting to put her babies to bed, and now every one was safe in Dreamland and the dollies could talk. "Oh, dear, how tired I feel," said Belle, yawning. "What a lot of things I did to-day!" "Did you?" said Violet. "I've been in bed till supper time with a head ache. Tell me what happened to you." "Well, let me see," Belle said, with a tired smile. "First I was sick and couldn't get up, and Lotta fussed over me and sent for Doctor Tommy. He looked wise and gave me all sorts of queer medicines. I didn't mind them, for Lotta tooktthem all for me. Then the doctor decided my leg was broken, and he had to cut it oft make believe cut it off, you know. What a time there was over that leg!" "When Lotta got tired of that, she thought that I ought to marry that cross old china soldier on the mantel piece. He is such a stiff fellow, and I know he doesn't like me, he kept frowning so all the time. I don't think he was ever married before, while I have been married a great many times and to a different person every time. After that we kept house under the piano, and had all sorts of troubles, squabbles, fires and every thing. I think we ended up with an earthquake just before 'inch." "You poor thing," . M Violet, "I don't wonder you're tired. I hope that was all." "No," said Belle, sadly shaking her head, "it wasn't. After lunch Lotta and I went for a walk, and it made me so sleepy looking at all the windows of all the toy stores when Lotta held me up to them. When we came home she sat down to sew on some new clothes for me and I had to stand up to be tried-on and fitted. My, how ttred I was! I fell over several times. I think I must he getting worn out." "No wonder," said Violet. "There Bhe's asleep. I guess I'll sleep, too, and we'll hope for a better tomorrow." Brooklyn Eagle. W1I1 Animals in lh Snow. Pandemonium brook loose at day light in the New York Zoological Park, in the Bronx. All night the six watchmen had been patrolling the dens, yards and cages ready to rescue any of the animals overcome by the snow, but the big snowstorm demonstrated, that the ani mals are better able to take care of themselves than the watchmen are. When daylight crept through the park and the wild creatures realized the depth of snow the rejoicing among them amounted to a riot. The wolves howled till they were heard at Tre mont, a mile away. There was a six-foot drift in the den of the Alaskan bears, and they discovered a way to climb up on the hill and jump down into the drift. They went out of Bight every time and came floundering out as white as flour. One jumped on another's head, and then there was a fight in the snow that looked like a Canadian Pacific rotary snow plough in full action. When the watchmen went around to the buffalo range the great beasts were not in sight. Instantly there was excitement. Out in the field were a series of little mounds of snow. The buffaloes must have frozen! But when a watchman had climbed into the yard and had carelesly kick ed Into one of the piles of snow he came to the sudden realization that the animals were very much alive. With a bellow - Black Beauty and Romeo jumped to their feet, shook off the snow drifts and pursued their dis turbers to the fence. They had been enjoying their nap under the warm snow and were angry at being dis turbed. After a while they lay down again and the snow once more drifted over them and covered them, only a little round hole showing where their breath steamed upward. The elk and moose raced wildly through the snow, charging everything in sight. The timber wolves fought each other in the deep drifts. The mild-eyed prong-horned antelopes I i j i , r - ii rollfd In the deepest part of their yards and went fa.st iinb-ep with t ho snow drifting over them. The foxeg roll ed over till their fur was full of enow, New York World. lark, llii. talking; f row. In the northern part of Connecticut a a lovely little lake, almost four miles In length. It sparkles iu the Bunshiiw like a blue ribbon striped with silver. On the north aro mountains, tall an3 woody, on the western bank many hotels and cottages where people from the city come to rest during the summer. They row their boats fof pleasure, and catch fish in the bright water, or gather lilies with golden hearts, and greatly enjoy the llfo on the lake among the hills. On the east ern shore are fine and productive farms, which furnish good things for the people in the hotels and cottages. Mr. Beeman's farm was at the north east corner of the lake. He was a car penter as well as farmer, and had a shop near one of his farms, where he did all sorts of work with his valu able tools. He had contrived an ar rangement to catch fish, too, that was not only a convenience to him. but a great source of profit. Near hi3 farm was the beginning of the stream called the Asptuck. This is the outlet of the lake, and rushes along through the valley with considerable force. Many mills are run by it saw mill, grist mills and cider mills. The trap Mr. Beeman constructed was designed to catch the fish alive. The trap was so arranged that they entered a box-like affair, from which they could not eucape. The water flowed through it and the fish apparent ly were contented and could be caught at any moment. Mr. Beeman supplied some of the hotels with bass, pickerel, suckers and ells. It was a source of income to him and no trouble, a3 all he had to do was to open the door at the top of the trap and take out what ever was needed. Some time ago Mr. Beeman thought his fish were not so abundant as they should be, so he determined to watch for the thief. At last he saw a flock of crows stealing some of the fish out of the trap. They would wait for a shiny beauty to come to the top of the trap, then seize it and fly off with it. The farmer brought his gun and shot several of the crows; one was merely lamed, as he was a very hand some fellow he fitted the ring to his leg with a little chain attached and fastened the chain to a post where Master Crow could sit at his ease. He fed him and called him Jack. Jack grew very tame after a little, and Mr. Beeman grew very fond of him. He fed him himself, and always bade him good morning. "Jack," he would say, "Say 'Good morning.' " Jack would cock up his head and snap his bill over and over again; but no sound came. When Mr. Beeman gave him his food he repeated "Thanks" several times, but the bird made no sound. This went on for a long time, and Jack had never uttered a word. Mr. Beeman clipped Jack's wings so he could not fly, and gave him his liberty He thought perhaps the bird would be happier free. One morning as he went out to find Jack he did not see him as usual, and called "Jack! Jack!" All at once over his head he heard a hoarse and plaintive cry of "Jack! Jack! Jack!" He was very much surprised and could hardly believe it was Jack really speaking; but it was. Jack was in trouble. He had flown into some bushes, and was so caught that he could not free himself. Mr. Beeman went to the rescue. Jack, solemn as ever, hung by one of his legs; in a short time he would have been dead No doubt he was. glad to be rescued, for as Mr. Beeman took him out of the brier3, and smoothed his gloosy feath ers, he opened his mouth several times, and said "Morning, morning; thanks, thanks; Jack Jack!" People came from far and near to hear Jack speak. He was never shy, but those three words were the only ones he ever said. He began to be very mischievous, and stole all the keys he could find. The farmer one day missed the key of his tool chest. He got another, and that was taken. The neighbors began to complain of losing little things, and at last Jack was discovered in the act of taking a door key. He was watched and followed. Chatter ing and muttering his three words "Jack," "Morning" and ".Thanks," he hopped over to a corner of the garden and tug away for some time. Then he went to his perch and fell asleep, Mr. Beeman went to investigate the corner of the garden, and such an array of stolen articles he found there! keys, spoons, bits of tin anything bright that had attracted Jack had been carefully hidden. Poor Jack! hi3 day cf freedom vrm short. Once more the ring was pwt upon his leg, and the little chain fas tened to a tree. His proud spirit re sented the loss of his liberty, and he became sullen and peevish. His bill snapped sometimes, and he seemed about to speak, but he never did. Mr, Beeman kept him, however, and gave him the best of care as long as he lived. New York Mail and Express. SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY. .Adrenalin, the newly-dlscovrM &- live principle of the suprarenal glands, will not become a common drug. Every pound made requires the glanda f 14,000 cattle, each single gland weighing but two-fifths of an ounce nd yielding but one quarter of a grain f adrenalin. The new product has promised much as astringent, opium ntidote, etc. Experimental proof has lately been obtained of the repulsive force of light, which is deduclble from Maxwell's electro magnetic theory of light. Thn value obtained from the experiments indicates the probable correctness of that deduced from theory. Thla result of the experiments is not merely con firmatory of Maxwell's theory, but. what is of especial Interest to astrono mers, it supports Arrhenius' theory of comets' tails, namely, that they consist of finely divided matter emitted from the head of the comet and driven from it by the force of the solar light. In a lecture given recently before the Royal Geographical Society Dr. Vaugh an Cornish said that during storms waves with periods of from eight to 11 seconds were observed, with lengths from 328 feet to C20 feet. A ten-second wave was 512 feet long. The sides of these waves had an average slope of not less than 1 in 10. A set of such waves would have a height of 25 feet, but there was generally a "swell" run ning at the same time, which increased the total rise and fall of the water. It made the waves Irregular, and caus ed waves of much larger size than 25 feet to recur not infrequently. Coloring glass by penetration, a3 M. Leon Lemal calls his interesting pro cess, offers varied and attractive re sults. Silver salt in small quantity, but varying with the intensity of color desired, is placed upon the surface of the glass, which is then heated to 500 degrees or 550 degrees, baking for five minutes, giving a yellow stain to a depth of 150th of an inch, which is increased to a 15th of an inch in eigh teen hours. The yellow shows a beau tiful greenish or bluish flourescence in reflected light. Lace patterns can be transferred to glass by this method, colored monograms may be obtained, and even collodion negatives may be printed in various colors. Silver and copper give a rd, white gold and iron salts have been used for other effects. A remarkable Instance of a battery of accumulators working under water was recently given at the municipal electric plant in Munich. The Btation is situated on an island in the Isar, and during the flood the water covered the batteries. According to the Scien tific American, one of the batteries which ran the car lines was completely cut out, and it was thought that the other, which furnished light, would have to be treated in the same way. The flywheels of the engines were half in the water. Nevertheless, as it was almost indispensable to light at least the principal streets of the city, it was decided to try to operate the sub merged battery. The attempt was suc cessful, and the battery, which had been constructed to give 6000 ampere hours with a 600-ampere discharge, was able to furnish 4000 ampere-hours during the night. The remainder was lost in discharges in the water. I.onclon'i Tramway. Since the London county council took to buying and managing their own tram-cars, they have materially as sisted the taxpayers with the profits therefrom. The report for the work ings of the municipal trams for the past twelve months shows that the "rates," as local taxes are generally called in England, have been" assist ed" to the extent of $345,000 by the profits of the past year an advance of $145,000 over the assistance given from the same source during the pre vious 12-month. At present the Lon don county council, which Is made up of delegates from all sections of the great metropolis, and tegislates on matters which are of greater scope than mere district questions, owns all the tram lines on the north (or Strand) side of the Thames, and those on the south ( or Surry) side as well. The latter they operate with a com plete staff of their own officers and employes, but the northern lines are at present leased to several compan ies at fixed prices, the total being a trifle over $375,000 a year. How to Drink from a Glai. One of the new theories of hygieno that doctors are teaching to persons who have children to rear is concerned with the comparative unimportant duty of drinking out of a glass in the proper way. The new way of drink ing, according to the physicians who teach it, avoids any contact of the lip with the rim of the glass. The lips tare held so that the rim of the glass touches the outside of the lower lip. By the usual method of drinking, the glass is held between the two lips. The newer way is urged by doctors as a means of avoiding any possible infection from using a gjass that had been previously handled by a sufferer from a contagious disease. Naw Yoric Sun.