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Department A FUNNY CANDLE-STICK. Quitr Custom Which Used to Provall in tho Scottish Highlands. We who are accustomed to electric lights and gas light can scarcely make our Imagination go back to the time Like Little Candle Burning In Night. when there was not only no such lighting, but not even a candle-stick to hold the candle. In Scotland, very many years ago, a little boy was employed to hold the candle during the long evenings. This boy was the "herd-laddie" by day, and In the night he would sit in the chim ney corner holding and ocassionally trimming the piece of candle he held in his hand. The candle was also pe culiar. It was a bit of wood, cut from a kind of fir tree which is found im bedded in certain Scotch bogs. In some parts of Scotland they still use this kind of candle. You will, no doubt, feel sorry for the herd-laddie, who must have been very tired working so hard day and night. I wonder whether the candle ever wobbled as the boy’s arm grew weary? Poor laddie! The only relief this living candle-stick had from his work was when a beggar came to the door and asked a night's lodging. Then, in return for his bed and board, the beggar was expected to "hold the candle" for the evening. In some places In Scotland even yet a candle stick Is called “puir-man," meaning a poor man, and this is the reason for the odd term. I dare say the boys of Scotland are mighty glad that wooden and metal candle-sticks are now in use, and you, I guess, are still gladder that we have our bright gas and electric lights to lllumlns our houses. Philadelphia Ledger. A GOOD TRICK. How One Can Puzsle and Amuse a Company of Frlonds. This Is a genuine bit of fun that demands no apparatus, and every one can do It, says Magical Experiments. Place yourself by the side of a mir rored wardrobe, as In the Illustration, |n such away that half your body Is Like a Jumping Jack. concealed, the other half projecting from the wardrobe. As for the per son standing at the other side, at a certain distance it will appear to them that they behold you entirely, the il lusion being caused by one-half being reflected. When you lift your leg, the appearance given by means of the mirror is that of a person who lifts both feet from the ground at once and holds them in the air—a rather startling apparition. You will look *Jke a toy jumping jack which is operated by a string, and the more you move your leg and arm the fun nier you will look. It Would Fidget. "The word ‘fidget,’ ” explained the teacher, "means to move about. Now, .children, I want one of you to step to the blackboard and write a sentence containing the word ‘fidget.’ ” Forth stepped the little wise boy, who wrote, "This store will fidget June „ first.” "But who ever heard of a store fldgetfng, Johnny?" asked the teacher. "I don’t know; but the sign on a store down town says that it will about July first.”—Judge. Full of Wind. One blustering day a teacher in a public school, in assigning topics for an exercise in English composition, xuggested that the children of the primary class might give their Impres sions of the weather, says Detroit Free Press. At last she noticed that fcfce composition of one little girl was completed in less than a minute. Its laconic but unconscious bumor rather surprised the teacher. The little scholar had written: JThe world Is full of wind.** MOTHER'S GUARDIAN Pm not a-goln' to cry. so there! 1 1 haven’t shed a tear Since 1 was Just a little boy— It must be most last year. I ain’t afraid—l’m brave bh brave! There’* nothin* In the dark! I’ll go alone right up the stairs Without a whimper. Hark! I thought I heard a funny nolsel I can’t see anything! It’s awful dark for little boys— I think I’d better sing. "There is a happy land”—Oh, dear, I guess I’m selfish, qulte-e- I.’H Just run back for dear mamma. For she might have a fright. —Baltimore American. MAKING A LAWN SWING. A Comfort and Dslight for tho Hot Bummer Days. I Where there are no trees suitable’ for attaching a swing rope, an arti-! fleial arrangement must be made use 1 of, if the children are to enjoy the de-l lights of a swing. Not only are strong l points for the attachment of the rope' necessary, but shade for the swing is also needed, since its use will be in the hot weather of the summer. In absence of suitable trees, then we can' erect some such framework as that shown In Fig. 1, the four posts of which are firmly set in the ground, Framework of Bwing. explains Farm and Home. These posts should be 4x4 inches, with cross pieces and braces 3x4. The height may be 10 feet, or even 12 above ground. The width and length can, of course, be what anyone may choose. In any case both length and width should be well proportioned to the height to make the whole look well. To make a roof covering for this frame, bend three thin strips of ssb Ths Ewing Completed. or other pliant wood and secure them \n the places shown by the dotted lines, running a cross-piece of t£e same along the ridge, as suggested, to hold the whole firmly in place. It remains now only to cover the top with an awning as shown in Fig. 2 to make the whole complete. Thus will be provided not only a shady swing ing place, but when the rope is thrown up out of the way, there will be a shady spot to which easy chairs may be brought from the house for the use of the "grown-ups," while the children will find It a comfortable place for play of other kinds when enough of swinging has been had. A CANDLE TRICK. A Glass of Water, a Nail and a Candle Is All That le Needed. Take a piece of candle and a nail and insert the point of the nail into the candle, as shown in our illustra tion. The nail must be heavy enough to make the candle sink up to the rim into the water without the fluid touching the wick. After lighting the candle, says the Detroit Free Press, tell your spectators that the wick of the candle will burn up completely notwithstanding its strange surround ings. At the first glance this seems to be impossible, but shortly every one Ths Burning Candlt. will be convinced that It can be dons. While, the burning candle shortens the wick and brings it nearer to the water the weight of the candle dimin ishes in proportion to it, and it rises in the water in such away as to keep the wick alway s out of the water. In Your Own Home. If a boy should speak to his friend's mother as he does to his mother, or if he should be as surly and unkind to his friend’s sister as he is to his own sister, we do not think he would be asked to visit that friends house more than once. It is a shame for anybody to behave better away from home than he does at home. Let the boys know that bad manners at hpme will soon be known to all the neigh bors and friends. HOUSE HAS A HISTORY. WAB PLANNED TO BE THE HOME OF NAPOLEON. Structure Still Standing in New Or leans—Plot to Rescue Exiled Em peror from St. Helena Only Foiled by His Death. New Orleans. —Of all the romance in history there is no episode more startling than the Creole plot to res cue Napoleon from his prison on St. I Helena—and hence, little is known about it The seeds of the plot were sown . when Joseph Bonaparte left France i and bought an estate on the northern edge of the Adirondacks. Thither ] flocked the Bonapartists. But it was , in New Orleans that the plot came to a head. To the Creoles there was a great appeal in the pathetic spectacle of the “prisoner of Longwood,” a , broken old man, "brutally imprisoned,” . they said, on the bleak rocks of SL Helena. Of all the Influential and rich Cre oles who were interested in the plot, the most ardent was Nicholas Glrod, millionaire, philanthropist, patriot, mayor for several terms and veteran of Chalmette. The plan, in a few* words, was to equip a fast vessel, which was to slip past the pa.rol ships and into the cove some dark night; and a party of picked men were to Beale the cliffs, overpowbr the guard and lower the emperor by means of a block and tackle. Then the Bpeed of the vessel was to show a clean pair of heels to the lumbering old English frigates, which couldn’t make any better time than so many bathtubs. No hair-brained scheme was th!«, impossible of accomplishment. The plotters were not visionaries, but prac tical men of affairs, who knew the ob stacles and knew how to meet them, and whose hearts and souls were bound up-in the enterprise. Three days before the Seraphlne, built for the purpose, was to weigh an chor, Nicholas Glrod gave a banquet in his splendid mansion to celebrate the event. It was a dramatic moment, worthy of a master's canvas. The conspirators were flushed with as sured success. But at this dramatic moment, when enthusiasm was at its height, and as toasts were being drunk, appeared the fatal handwrit ing on the wall. News came of Na poleon's death. As a mute reminder of the plot. IN OFFICE FOR 47 YEARS. Pennsylvania Postmaster Longest in Continuous Ssrvico. Wellsboro, Pa.—lt is said of Dan forth K. Marsh, of Gaines township, DANFORTH K. MARSH. (Fsnnsylvania Postmaster Who Has Been In Office 47 Years.) Tioga county, that in point of continu ous service he is the oldest postmas ; ter in the United States. The village of Marshfield, named after him. was made a post office in 1860, and Mr. Marsh was appointed by President Buchanan to take charge of the of fice. He has held the position contin uously since, and is still discharging the duties with all of his old-time force and vigor. Administrations have come and gone, presidents and policies faded, the great civil war waged, and the bate engendered by the strife forgot ten and three presidents assassinated during Mr. Marshs peaceful adminis tration. The country has been en larged and developed, the telephone, arc and incandescent light, phono graph and electric railway invented, and in the meantime, "far from the maddening crowd’s ignoble strife he kept the noiseless tenor of his way," Borting the Marshfield mall and deliv ering the same to the patronß of the office and has been chief merchant of the village since 1867, when he estab lished the first store there. , In addition to being a man of the highest Integrity, he is of keenest in telligence and has not allowed the times to get away from him by rea son of his somewhat isolated location. He has kept fully abreast of them by omnivorous reading, and is one of the , best informed men in the county. Mr. Marsh was born in Colesvllle. , Broome county, N. Y., June 30, 1826. Ho attended school taught near his | home by F. W. Martin. Martin after , wards became sheriff of Broome coun , ty, on whom developed the task of hanging Ruloff, one of the most noted | criminals of his time, a man with one , of the greatest brains by actual weight that medical science records. Mr. Marsh has always had prld* in there stands to-day the old Napoleon house, much sought by visitors. The Napoleon house waß one of the finest in the Vleux Carre. It was an Imposing mansion of three stories, standing on a line with the street, as do all the other old houses in the French quarter, and crowned with a belvedere that afforded a fine view of the city and river. The walls and ceilings of the spacious apartments were frescoed in the empire style, the corner medallions bearing the arms of France of that period. The same courtyard separated the main building from the scullery and slave quarters, and In It was a pro fusion of tropical plants, such as "Napoleon” House In New Orleans. bananas, cactus. Spanish dagger and a magnolia tret‘, at the foot of which so tradition said, was burled a lady, victim of a husband's jealousy. But this is not the Napoleon house of to-day. The frescoes became dis colored, peeled and were painted over. The rez-de-chausse bulges with show cases. The wrought iron ballustrades have rusted. The plants have been destroyed. The magnolia tree has been cut down and no souvenirs of the lady found; hence, that dear tradition has been knocked in the head. The plastic ornaments and furniture have vanished, and the Italian marble man tels of the empire period have lost their splendor. Even the old knocker has disappeared—gone to satisfy the lust of some curio collector. From one of the most magnificent residences of the Vieux Carre the Napoleon man sion has degenerated to a liquor shop, dangling a "to let" sign. his chlrography, and that Is pardon able. Even at the advanced age of 81 years he writes a bold, clean-cut, leg ible hand. He recalls with pleasure, when a mere lad at school in the primitive days when the “master” wrote the copy for the class in writ ing. how, on the second day of the term of a new teacher, no copy was given him, and asking the reason, was told that he could write so much bet ter than the "master” that no copy would be furnished them.. Prior to attaining his majority, Mr. Marsh moved to Tioga county, where he lumbered in summer and taught In winter till on his birthday in 1851 he married Sarah C. Watrons. He was a delegate to the first Re publican convention ever held in Tioga county, and has always affili ated with that party. He has run the gamut of township offices, and, with Capt. Phillips and Israel Stone, who whs the father of ex-Gov. William A. Stone, served as county auditor in 1869. GARFIELD'S SON HEADS COLLEGE. Harry A. Lsavss Princeton to Taks Prssidency of Williams. Cleveland, O. —Harry A. Garfield, eldest son of the murdered president, HARRY A. GARFIELD. (Son of Dead President Head of Wil liams College.) and brother of James A. Garfield, sec retary of the department of commerce and labor, has just been elected to the presidency of Williams college, from which he himself was graduated In 1885. Garfield practiced law in Cleve land for years, was president of that city’s chamber of commerce, and then became professor of politics In Prince ton, which place he leaves for his new honor. Hard to Toll. Mrs. Style—l’d like to see your baby, my dear. Is It here In the park with these others? 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