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So John Crownhart. like many other young men, did not like to write let ters. It was nice to receive communis Nations from his friends, but answer ing them was an entirely different proposition. '.'^i^-'*. ••'. But when he lande$Jttjimall Wis consin town on a TfijW days' outing, he made up bis mind to put his good intentions into active operations. He did. Before he had been there many days he found both the time and the inspiration. Here is an extract from one of the first letters, written to an old college friend: "Jove, but she is a pretty, girl. Quite the most stunning I ever saw. I don't know as that is exactly the word, either, for stunning usually is applied to some society miss, and she most decidedly isn't one of that kind. The object of my adoration is tall and wil lowy, with jet black hair, and black eyes that seem to hold a fathomless mystery in their shining depths. Her perfect features beat anything Robert W. Chambers ever even, attempted to describe in his most fascinating love tales, and she has a complexion such as one reads about in the soap adver tisements. but seldom sees. "It was as near a case of love at first sight as anything I ever saw. First, there was an all-powerful mag netic attraction, springing, I suppose, from her supreme physical loveliness, and then, when I came to know her a little better, it seemed a veritable communion of souls. She is as sim ple as a sack of sugar, and yet you ctannot help feel in her presence that she has more genuine intellect than 95 per cent, of our city club women. "The funny part of it all is, she is an Innocent little country maid. Im agine me, John Crownhart, of Chicago, falling in love with one of that style! She has almost no knowledge of the city and its ways. What knowledge she has of the world was obtained en tirely from books, which is a pretty bum second-hand method, when it comes down to a cash basis. "It all came about this way. I was feeling blue around the gills, and hiked out into the country to fish a little and see If the fresh air wouldn't straighten me out. I forgot I was sick after I saw the girl. I am stop ping at an old farmhouse, many miles out of the regular summer travel. There isn't another city chap in the neighborhood, or girl either, for that matter. All of them are country rus tics, and not a bad sort at that. 1 pieet some souls here as straight as ever flitted from a cold piece of clay in a city mansion, even if they aren't polished until the brass shines through. "This divinity is one of them. If any polishing should be done it would bring out gold of 36 carat quality, if gold runs that high, which, come' to think of it, I guess it don't. All the country bumpkins are clean daffy over her, and I don't blame them a bit. "Patricia, that is her name, is a hired girl in one of the farmer's homes. She is from a neighboring vil lage, and has been on the job about six months. It was rumored around that she was engaged to a grocer in her native village, but the fellows don't place much stock in the story, even if the girls do boost it with all the energy at their command. "I met her on the road the first time, as I was plodding along toward the farmhouse with as nice a string of fish as you ever laid eyes on. I was so surprised that I stared at her like a country jay viewing a city sky scraper for the first time. It vas posi tively rude. She blushed, dropped her eyes, and hurried past. I found out who she was, and was a little dis appointed at the intelligence, but made up my mind to meet her, any way. "After that first accidental meeting I made it a point to attend all the so cial doings in the village and tribu tary country. I took in three or four church socials, without success, and then ran across her at a Sunday school picnic. Imagine me at one! Huh! But you bet I got the desired introduction, and after that it was all plain sailing. "I took her out driving, boating, to dances, called on her in the kitchen where she works, was later promoted to the front parlor, and have had a nice, ten-cent novel sort of a time out of it altogether. The thing has run along now for a week, and I am get ting daffier and daffler. I can see the girl has it a little bit herself, too. I am different from her regular associ ates, and she kind of looks to me for diversion. Will you be best man, old fellow? Yes, it really is as serious as that. She's pure gold, and I need her. I haven't popped the question yet, but it's got to come soon. I am almost sure of her answer. IS VERY WISE ANIMAL. 8ome of the Ways of the Unloved Coyote. This Is the coyote, Co-oy-tay, with all the syllables, to the Mexican who named him: "Kiote" merely to the American wanderer who has come and gone so often that he at last re gards himself a resident stockman and farmer. It is this little beast's triangular vis age, his sharp nose fitted for the easy investigation of other people's affairs, his. oblique green eyes with their squint of cowardice and perpetual hunger, says the Outing Magazine, that should have a place in the adorn ment of escutcheons. It is notorious that the vicissitudes of his belly never bring to him the fate upon whose verge he always lives and that noth ing but strychnine, and not always that, will bring an end to his forlorn career. As his gray back moves slowly Along above the reeds and coarse grass and he turns his head to look at you, he knows at once whether or not IMmj Spurned Country Rose By Sherman A. Paddock (Copyright, by Daily Story Pub. Co.) I have ?Qt a date to take her out for a ride tms afternoon. Time's up. So long, and write me just what you think of me. I know .you will call me a silly ass, and all that, but wait until you see the girl. Just wait." Along about the time this letter was written, Crownhart's folks got news of the affair. It happens that they amounted to something in Windy City society. They were very well off in a worldly way. Naturally, they objected to having a country girl, and a hired girl at that, brought into their midst as a bride. John had a hard-headed business ma} for an older brother, who was sent down into the country right away, to see just what the situ ation was. He didn't take kindly to the threatened marriage, and did not hesitate in saying so. John told him in no uncertain terms to go to a place where a certain horned gentleman in red presides, and went on with his courtship. It was a year after this that Crown hart met the college chum in Milwau kee. They happened across each other in a hotel. Following out his old custom, John had not answered the letter that came in reply to his fervid outburst of admiration for the coun try girl. "Well, and how's the country girl?" smiled the old chum, after the first hearty greeting. "It's a subject I'm not very keen about," said Crownhart, and the seri ousness of his face was evidence enough that he did not consider the matter one to be joked over. "I guess, though, after that letter, an explana tion is due you, so here goes: "The folks got wind of what was up, and butted in. First I was honored by a visit from brother Bill, and then there came a letter from the old man, calling me home, and telling me that I would be expected to report for duty at the office the following Mon day. The folks are up some In Windy City society, you know, or were, at least, before he went broke in the wheat pit, and he didn't fancy my hooking up with a country rose with those particular kind of thorns. "I learned when a kid that it was just as well to do a thing when the governor said to do it, so I packed up my grips and started for town. But before I bid my last farewell- to the farmhouse, I was an engaged man. I swore by all Bertha M. Clay's choicest oaths employed by lovers that I would be true to the girl I left behind me. "Well, I broke the oaths. For awhile I sent her sizzling letters from Chicago, and then from abroad, where I went with a party of friends, before I had been working two weeks. The folks saw it was a pretty serious case, and thought they had better get me as far from the scene of trouble as they could. "As I say, I was as true as steel for awhile. But you know how a young fellow is. I got in with a jolly set. I was living in the present, letting the future take care of itself, and forget ting the past. I think the girl kind of had a hunch how it would be, and was cautious in her letter writing from the start. That made it all the easier to break it off, and finally the break came, easily and naturally. For sev eral months I didn't hear a word con cerning Patricia, and then— "But before I tell that part of it, I guess I had better explain that the governor got pinched in the pit. and when he came through the wringer, he didn't have a gold watch that he could call his own. He got me a job with the house I now represent. I am on the road for them. Incidentally, it isn't a bad job. I never did take kind ly to the idea of marrying a certain society bud mother had picked out for me, and when the crash came she gave up all effort along that line. "As I was saying—then I learned that Patricia was the daughter of a Milwaukee banker who has enough coin to sink a ship. It seems that she had a hunch she could write stuff for the magazines, and maybe a book or two. She was working in the coun try to get 'local color.' One of those freak notions a college^girl will get once in awhile, you know. She was married last month to an eastern chap that captained some football team of fame to a long series of vie* tories a few years ago. I saw her on the street yesterday, or, more proper ly speaking, I was on the street and she was in an automobile that must have cost a small fortune. Present from the old man, I understand. She's as pretty as ever. No, she didn't see me." The college chum extended his hand. "Too bad. old man," he said. "Come on in and have a drink." you have with you a gun and you can not know how he kmws. Once satis fied that you are unarmed, he will re main near in spite of any vocal remon strances, and by and by may proceed to interview you in a way that for un obtrusiveness might be taken as a model of the art. Tribute to Irish Race, There is no voice in th» wor.d which I think so soft—with so much of a coo and caress in it—as th* Irish voice. I am not going to be guiiiy of the folly of trying to make out that my countrymen are angels no, I know they have plenty of faults but in the ordinary intercourse of life there is no people who have pleasanter, more courtly and more engaging man ners.—T. P. O'Connor in P. T. O. What Did He Expect? "You insurance agents area careless lot," growled Mr. DamemalL "You're the third man that has been in hore to-day, and not one of you has shut the door after him." "That's not carelessness," answeted the agent "On the contrary, it's a matter of precaution." J&d" OLD INDIAN iysyjv: CRADLE. Philadelphia Woman Obtains Qna Which MM Held Many Papoose*. Traverse City, Mich.—E. fi. Miller has just sold to a woman in Philadel phia one of the few remaining Indian cradles. This curious cradle is much over 100 years of age, and in it have reposed many little Indian papooses. This cradle belonged to Kah-mis kah-se-ga-qua, a distinguished member of the Ottawas and sister to Chief Nah-we-da-geshick. The relic appeals to the mother of to-day as- it shows conclusively how primitive were the household arrangements of the forest One of Few Remaining Indian Cradles. people before the.white man came and conferred upon them the gift of civilization. X:- Mr. Miller obtained the cradle from a squaw whose name was Kah-mis kah-se-ga-qua, who was then 75 years of age, She was the mother of ten children and each one had been car ried on her back or swung from a tree limb in the little wooden cradle. The cradle was inherited from her mother, and she and her brothers and sisters had also been reared in it. The handle is of hickory and is peculiarly formed, the formation be ing the result of the three-fold pur pose to Which it was" put in the northern wilds over a century ago. First, it was used for carrying the cradle and the little red papoose. Again, In case of an accident, it prevented the child from falling out and striking on its face. In the third instance, when the mother had to attend to her house hold duties, plant corn out in the hot sun or do other work, she would remove the cradle, set it against the tree and to keep the little one con tented, she would hang on this handle a string of bright-colored beads and the wind swaying these they became an attraction for the infant. PARIS BAR ADMITS BEAUTY. Mile. Helene Miropolsky Attracted to Law by Its Picturesque 8ide. Paris—A ravishing face and figure are those of Mile. Helene Miropolsky, who took the oath as advocate before the first chamber of the French court of appeals the other day. She is the youngest woman ever admitted to the bar here, having just passed her 20th birthday. She does not affect to be mannish in either bearing or dress as 7/ do almost all the other five or six women who have the same privilege in the Paris courts. Mile. Miropolsky is the daughter of a Russian doctor and lives with her parents in the Montmartre quarter. She is tall and fair, and has heavy yel low hair upon which the dark toque (part of the professional dress of the French advocate), sits with a lovely grace of its own. She looked something like an American college girl as, clad in cap and gown, she bowed before the grave old judges, or lifted a grace ful hand and arm to take the oath to serve the interests of the republic. The court was full and there must have been over a hundred young law yers there to witness an addition to their number. Mile. Miropolsky seemed not at all self-conscious, but wore a bright smile and nodded vivaciously about the room. She said she had been particularly attracted to the law on account of its picturesque and chivalrous side. Appearances Deceptive. "You can't alius tell by appear ances," said Uncle Eben. "Sometimes a man looks specially well-dressed 'cause he's broke an' ain't got nuffin' to wear but his Sunday clothes." Wolf "Eats 'Em Alive." A St. Clair county man has a wolf in captivity and feeds him on cats. The wolf likes chickens, but dotes on cats. Instead of drowning their su perfluous kittens the people of that neighborhood save them for the wolf, and he "eats 'em alive."—Kansas City Journal. Writer Once Studied Medicine. M. Sardou, the celebrated, French dramatist, studied medicine as a youth, but he never liked the idea of settling down as a practitioner, BAGS AND RECEPTACLES ARE A GREAT CONVENIENCE. Handy for the Toilet Articles, and Can Be Made Decorative ^ne Color Scheme Will Be Found 1 Pretty Idea. Once a girl acquires an assortment of bags and receptacles for toilet Ar ticles she will never be without a bag for everything. They are handy and help her to keep a room orderly. Also they may be fashioned in away to make them decorative. One of the most satisfactory to have is a comb and brush bag, which may be hung beside* the dresser or chif fonier and leavl more space in the drawers for one's other belongings. This bag is made deep enough to hold the brush and cofaib and it looks like a section of a shoe bag. The, founda tion is a-long, straight piece of the material, on which is sewn a pocket. The pocket and foundation are bound all around with ribbon or colored tape to match the predominating color in the cretonne silk or tapestry. Two little ribbons, one at each corner of the top, will serve to hang it up by. A bedroom may be made to look very dainty by having, all the bags made of pink, blue or yellow flowered chintz or cretonhe. A pocket that will find many uses is made of cretonne laid over an oval shaped piece of cardboard and bound on the edge with a small cord. The lower half of the oval, which is used lengthwise, has a pocket of cretonne shirred to it. The upper edge of the pocket is hemmed and an elastic run through the shirring. A whisk-broom, case is another re ceptacle which may be made orna mental, and besides this it is a good thing to have a wall pocket with two sections in which to keep one's shoe brushes and shoe cloths. HOUSEHOLD TALKS. When the white of a fresh egg is beaten to a froth and added to the cream it will whip much more quickly and easily. Use fine wire for hanging up such articles as rolling pins, chopping knives, potato mashers and pastry boards. The wire loop is perfectly clean. To cut cheese smoothly and with out breaking, fold tissue or paraffin pa per over the knife blade. For a good substitute for paraffin in sealing jelly jars use plain writing pa per dipped in strong brandy and placed on top of the jelly in the same way as paraffin. To quickly mend tin paste a piece of brown paper across the hole by means of cold water paste. Pour boiling water into the pan and allow to stand awhile. The pan can be washed in hot or cold water. Quick Baked Beans. To bake beans in one hour instead of one day, put one quart of beans on to boil in 'water.to cover, add one tea spoonful baking soda. Boil five min utes. Let cool, then rub beans between hands and the hulls will come off. Wash with warm water. Boil beans one-half hour, add several slices salt pork and seasoning. Then put beans in hot oven and bake one-half hour. Result: the indigestible part of bean removed and time saved. Creole Egg Plant. For six persons, three egg plants slice one inch thick lay them in salt water two hours. Sauce.—In a deep iron pot, one cooking spoon of olive oil, four cloves of garlic cut fine let brown then six or eight large toma toes, or one large can, half pound of olives, half pound capers, a pint of water, salt and pepper to taste let simmer for one hour, then fry egg plants in hot lard, then drop them in sauce, simmer for one hour. Serve with grated Italian cheese. Baked Squash. To one squash, pared and cut in small pieces, add three peeled toma toes and chop all together. Season with one teaspoon salt, one-half tea spoon of pepper, a pinch of nutmeg, one small onion, cut fine, and one half cut of stale breadcrumbs. Fill baking dish with the mixture, pour over the top two tablespoons of melted butter, and bake in hot oven about an hour. Mayonnaise Without Oil. Two eggs, one teaspoonful sugar, one teaspoonful dry mustard, butter size of an egg, half cupful vinegar, three tablespoonfiils milk. Mix eggs well, add the mixed mustard and sugar, then butter, vinegar and milk. Place in a double boiler and thicken until of the consistency of custard re move from fire and' add a pinch of salt. Cure for Smoky Lamps. If the smokiness is not caused by dirt in the wick or a defect in the lamp, the oil is to blame for the dingi ness. To cure this, put a teaspoonful of vinegar in the bowl with the oil. This will do much to improve the light, making it clear and brilliant, and will also do away with the un pleasant smoke and odor. Chinese Balls. Melt one pound of cheese in a sauce pan, add half tablespoon butter and half cup cream when thoroughly mixed add one cup English walnut meats, blanched and chopped, and a dash of paprika. Pour into a dish and when partly hard form into little balls with butter paddles. Prepare them the day before .they are to be served. Buttermilk Cookies. cup (scant) buttermilk, two eggs, one cup scant) buttermilk, two eggs, one cup chopped raisins* one-third tea spoonlul soda, one teaspoonful baking powaer, flour to mix very soft. The cookies 8hould be light and soft ant} will keep for weekf. The secret is in using the soft sugar. 8teak ahd' Bacon. Take round steakvabout four inches square, a piece ofliread, and a slice of bacon, tie with string, put in a stew pot- with a lump of butter^ .one onion, salt and .p$pper, stew until meat is tender, and serve.with gravy thickened with a Uttto 0Mlh ISlillr Methods That Will Not Injure the Most Delicate Fabrics. To make a dye for laces put the tube paint into gasoline and stir until the former is dissolved, then test the shade by dipping in a scrap of the sample. If too dark, add more gaso line, but if the shade is too light put in more paint. Dip the lace up and down in the bath with a pair of bonbon tongs until the desired tint is ob tained. Then shake the lace out and let it dry. Then press on the wrong side with a warm flatiron. Pull the lace very gently to give the new effect. Ribbons may be dyed in the same way, but should not be washed before dyeing with the oil paint. If they are creased press by passing a damp— not wet—sponge over until smooth, then dye. Feathers, such as quills and wings, may be dyed in the same way. Ostrich feathers, too, will respond to the same treatment, while for faded artificial flowers the method is ad mirable. The gasoline and oil paint solution may be described as a dry dyeing, in the same way as cleaning with gaso line is spoken of as dry cleaning. The goods not touching water are almost like new again, hence its value over the water cleansing. Eevery one knows that a cream tint may be given to lace by dipping in weak tea, but every one does not know that Ceylon tea will give a prettier, clearer tint than any other brand. A cube of sugar dissolved in the tea will give the required stiffening. TO WASH SHEEPSKIN RUGS. Renovating Treatment That Will Make Them Look Like New. Sheepskin rugs, according to an ex pert, may be washed at home with comparative ease, when one knows how. The skin or pelt side should not be wet at all, and to prevent this the rug is tacked around a stout barrel. Choose a sunny day, and with a clean scrubbing brush and plenty of hot suds in which a good washing powder has been dissolved scrub the rug thor oughly. Afterward spray well with clear water, using a hose with show er nozzle for this, if possible, in order to have a strong, penetrating stream. Leave the rug on the barrel to dry in the sun, combing it out now and again with a clean currycomb, to prevent matting of the wool. The rug should come out after this treatment beaut! fully white and fluffy. Delicious Crullers. Crisp, home-made crullers are dain ties always in demand. To make thor oughly delicious ones with the un usual addition of nuts, allow three eggs, three tablespoonfuls of milk, six of sugar and of melted butter. Two cupfuls of flour, one saltspoonful of salt, one teaspoonful of baking pow der and half a cupful of English pe cans or walnuts chopped fine. Beat the eggs well without separating, then add the milk, sugar and butter. Sift the flour with the salt and baking pow der and add to the mixture. Stir in the nuts, turn the dough out on a flour pastry board and rollout totbe.thick ness, ibf three-quarters of an inch. Cut into shape and fry in deep smoking hot fat. If, on turning dough out on the board, it is not stiff enough to roll add flour as may be required. Keepingv Lettuce Fresh. When lettuce is placed on the table there Is often considerable left. In order to keep it fresh for another meal, place it in a damp cloth and set it in the refrigerator. If it is not used on the following day, dampen the cloth again and rewrap the lettuce. You will be surprised to find how long lettuce can be kept from wilting. Even at the close of a week, the salad will taste as though it bad just been picked. This plan is also good for celery. Dry Bread Omelet. Break dry bread into small crumbs and soak in milk and water until a mush. Beat in two eggs, half teaspoon ful salt, one-fifth cup sugar. Let stand half an hour. Beat again and fry in hot butter, being careful to keep the frying pan in motion, as you would a corn popper. When thoroughly browned turn and brown the other side also. Spinach Croquettes. These are made from one-half peck spinach, boiled, cooled and chopped fine. Mix with it two tablespoonfuls of butter, one tablespoonful of minced parsley, one teaspoonful of sugar, the grated rind of a lemon, and salt and pepper to season. Add one-half cup of milk, heat thoroughly, then cool. When cold shape into croquettes, dip in egg and crumbs and fry in the usual way Rice for Breakfast. Soak rice overnight in cold water, in the morning put on the stove at once salt to taste and let boil stead ily until done. Do not use spoon to stir it, but shake the dish in which it is cooked often, and it will not scorch and the kernels of rice will remain whole. When nearly done add a little cream. It is delicious served with sugar and cream. To Amuse Children. Clay modeling is a very instructive and absorbing amusement for children who are obliged to stay indoors. With its help the children may learn geo graphical formations, the building of mountains, rivers and lakes, and any latent talent for modeling figures of human beings or the forms of inanj mate objects may be de veloped. Pumpkin Marmalade. Seven pounds pumpkins five pounds sugar three lemons. Pare the pumpkins and slice in small pieces. Do this at night and cover with the sugar and lemon juice. In the morning you will find plenty of sirup in which to cook your pumpkin. Boil down as for any other marmalade and you will be delighted with the result. Neat Gathers. in feathering a sleeve or any other portion of a garment an inconceivable amount of time can be saved by run ning. two threads, knotted at each end. Draw in opposite directions.: The ma terial will, toll into perfect folds .and can bo Straightened. by drawing jflipiy from top to bottom when it is ready to put Into garment -r 5 'v Vts i- *IOW TO DYE LACE. FOR THE RAINY DAY. Try Making DOgs Out of Bits of String or Paper. "Some very amusing dogs can be made in the following way from pieces of string or tissue paper. Take a piece of thin string, about nine inches in length (that which the grocer ties round the packets of tea, and such like, is the best), and twist it up as tight as possible by holding one end between the teeth and the other end with the fingers. Now double the string, and it will be foiind that each half will twist round the other, but not so tight as it should be, so it should be twisted again as much as possible. The whole secret, of the mak ing of a string dog really lies in the twisting of the string before being doubled, as explained above. If you try and twist a piece of string when doubled without having previously twisted it up tightly you will find that It will come unwound again almost di rectly. When the string has been dou- AA rio. 6. The Working Diagram. bled and twisted round in the proper manner it appears as in Fig. 1. The next thing to be done is to pull the string out aB indicated in Fig. 2. (This is best done by the aid of a pin.) After having pulled the string apart, as shown in Fig. 2, the two pieces of string pulled out (and marked 1 and 2) should themselves be twisted round tightly. It will be found that they have an inclination to twist round without aid. The dog's head and ears have now been made. Now commence to pull out the string in a similar fash ion as shown in Fig. 3, and twist round again as before, and the fore legs will be completed. For making the fore legs the string should be pulled out where marked A in Fig. 2. The hind legs and tail are now treated in exactly the same manner as the fore legs were made, only the string should be pulled out where marked in Fig. 2. When the hind legs are completed the inch or so of string over repre sents the tail, and the dog is now completed, as shown in Fig. 4. If the tail is. considered to be too long it sor'sV"NowT ffr'm&Ee^tlie frogs""out' of paper, only thin', strong tissue should be used. The paper required should be about nine inches in length and half an inch in width. Twist the paper fair ly tightly, as shown in Fig. 5, and then twist it very tightly, as in Fig. 6. Now double it and twist again, and deal with in the same manner as with the string." LITTLE GLOBE TROTTERS. the Picture Story of Three Little Kit tens and How They Traveled Around the Globe. A Funny Game. Have a sheet or screen so placed that shadows may^be cast upon it. Facing it have one of the players sitting in such a position that he can see only the screen—not anything that is going on behind him. This player is called "the watchman." Now be hind the watchman, and at such a dis tance that there is space for a person to walk between the watchman and the light, place a candle. The object of the game is for the watchman to guess from the shadows cast who is passing behind him. The players, going one by one, may disguise themselves by limping, bow ing the head or wearing a hat but generally the watchman, if he is dis cerning, may detect the player by some peculiarity. For every one he guesses correctly a forfeit must be paid by the one discovered.—The Watchman. Drowned Willie. Mr. and Mrs. Green anUtheir little boy Willie were returning vom a visit to a neighbor. They came to a stream and found that the bridge had been swept away by a heavy rain which had fallen since the-v passed that way before. To go up to the next bridge meant a walk of five miles, so they decided to wade tfie stream. Mr. Green clasped his wife's hand, and Mrs. Green took firm hold of Willie. They had reached the middle, of the stream, where, the water was up to Mr. Green's armpits. Just then lie glanced where little Willie should have been, hut all he' saw was a'few .bubble* "Whprtfs Willie?" be exclaimed. ^Obi he's all right," calmly replied Mjp. Green, Tvegoi him tight by the «£.'v -1 THE-,MAGIC JAVtUN. Made from a Medium-8ized Sewing) Needle and Bit of Thread. Take a medium-sized sewing needle with a very sharp point (which most needles have). Take up a position about three feet away from a piece of soft wood .hubg on a door, and, hold ing the needle between your finger and thumb, endeavor, strongly launch ing It, to throw it, point forward, into Throwing the Darts. the wood. No matter what your skill and perseverance, you will not sue ceed. Now pass through the eye of the needle a simple bit of thread, and you will be successful in the feat without the slightest difficulty. The little light "make-weight" that you have added to your impromptu javelin transforms it into a veritable arrow, and causes the point, given the im pulsion, to strike the object aimed at and "to stick." This result, from such small means, will strike the spectators with aston ishment, having first shown the im possibility of aiming a naked needle, and will elicit their compliments in celebration of your wondrous -skill.— Magical Experiments. A GOOD TRICK. It Is Performed with a Piece of String —How It Is Done. Here is a very simple trick:. Pass your string around your neck, cross ing it in front as in Fig. 1 'put the string in your mouth at the point where it crosses itself, and holding it firmly between the teeth, an nounce your Intention of removing it from the neck by passing the rest of the string a second time over the head. To do this, first drop the cord from both hands for a moment, and In tak ing hold of it again let your hands exchange places, being careful to have the string which is uppermost where it crosses in your mouth re main uppermost, so that what appears to be a second crossing of the string will be really its uncrossing now throw the rest of the cord over your head, and though you seem to be en circled by a double cord, draw both side backward, as in Fig. 2, releasing the string from, your still closed1 mouth in what seems quite a marvelous way. Elsie was born with quite a will of her own. She was not always as good as she might be, but from the time she could stand on her little, tod dling feet, she knew how people ought to behave. One day she was walking with her aunt in the park. It was Sunday, and she was dressed in her best, with a big poke bonnet hiding her pretty face. She was very old at that time, quite three years, and she felt very good and pious, for she had been to church, and had behaved so well that auntie was telling her how proud she was of her little girl. A smile puckered the rosebud mouth, but it died the next moment, for just ahea-j of her was a sorry sight. Some big, bad boys were on their knees, shoot ing marbles on the sidewalk. Think of it—on Sunday! Elsie gave a gasp, and suddenly dropping her aunt's hand, and spread ing out her arms, she rushed like a small whirlwind into the midst of the players. "Bad boys! bad boys!" she cried, scattering them vigorously. "Go home, you naughty boys, it's Sun day!" The startled boys fell back before the onslaught. Some of them laughed, some even jeered, but they sheepishly separated. Auntie rescued her little girl, and they continued their walk, and though they looked back several times, the boys made no attempt to renew their game. JUST FOR FUN. Sweetness long drawn out—The mu sic of an accordion. 'The man who digs ditches gets spade well for his work. A keg is like a sick animal, because it is a little bear ill. A ship that has two mates and no captain—Courtship. The original fall style happened in the. Garden of Eden. Jones calls his dog Hickory, be cause he has a rough bark. Taking the cests of the meeting— passing around the hat. All men are not homeless, but some are home less than others. A swallow may not make a summer, but a frog makes a spring. The letter is truly an old salt been following the for years. The most wonderful flignt on record was when the chimney flue. Billiards must be an easy game, for it's mostly done on cushion *. Before slates were used people mul tiplied on the face of the earth. Tile best telephone bell—th^ hello gtrl-Jkt the other end of the line. A goose is an inoffensive fowl, and y#t everybody gets down on her. A inilk qhake—When a cow it. tossed fhip tjie.trac&.by a locomotives Splces are not as a rule noisy, but you hav* all heard the gingenif aia. "ks&f. 'W (ki gled, and' the string still tied together as in the be ginning, and ready for numberless more wonders. ELSIE'S DISCIPLINE. She Breaks Up a Boys' Game of Mar bles on Sunday. n1 k' Hi 't* U'