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1M - 'm little city childrtn!" clothlt Are on so n' fine, , . nH K' STIFF N 5FA10ED. N WHEW! THEY GIVE M I .-Me divert. down the spine I WHEN I SEE HOW JHEY CANT ROMP . i OR CLIMB, TOR FRILLS N FLOUNCE Hf 1 1 Love my rag-tag (W fl ' .The heart of he just bOUNCEy! - Broths KcbbitfMesscftg IT day a lay un The Shortest Month On the Calendar TTT vu clear, cold ' nd the snow ndisiurbed over meadow and hill side as Bob trudged . - - t K hiKlimit along, carryins urii under U arm. Every once In a while the bat might have beeo een to fwitcb and fiee and in a mysterloua manner. ; ' Mrir come over and. spend Saturday and Sunday with you If I can." he hai told hla chum. Pete. "But don't pxncet me tilt you aee me. and when ynii sen inn expect a aurpf'-" '" "A mi rprl.se T What?1' Peter want rd lu know, but Hob wouldn't tell him. xifpt lo hint: "Maybe It'll be come kil'd of a preotint." ISob' mother had Riven her consent to the pliinnrd visit, so .he was now on his way to the Goodwin farm. which was a mile and h half away by he nmd. Hut (here wn! a nearer w.iv over the enow-rovered meadows and thnneh the woods, and. of eourf-e Hob betievrd in savins,' tlmw so-he nnd Ms wtfrpllng hng were lakini; the short cut. "PpIo'II bn surprised all right." rhiK-kled Bob. "He Isn't even sure I'm coming and when he sees th!s oh boy!" , .'. The fact was. Bob was quite a rab bit fancier in a small way. as could be proved by tho neat row of rabbit pens In the warm barn, and Pete .. hurt nftpn admired his friend's pets. So hure was an explana tion of the mysterious sack under Bob's arm. In It was a bright-eyed rabbit for Pete. Bob made a lot of fancy footsteps In the thick snow as he cut across the meadow. The woods had an me mnBle of fairyland, and It as hard to Imagine that here he had often picnicked and scampered barefoot of a summer's day. The brook's merry song was still and the deserted farm house known as the Miller place was quite disguised under 1U snowy cam ouflage. . Crunch, crunch, went Bob In his ruhber boots, when oil of a sudden t trinneil nnd fell. Ha rave a cry. 101 half of pain and half surprise, and ... . vi- Vi a damning tne snow irom u tried to rise. A shurp pang stabbed his knee. "Oh gee!" ho exclaimed sinking down. After resting a minute he turned painfully and pulling down his atock Ing looked at his knee. It was swell-In-? rapidly. "h. gee!" Bob sala again, and tried lo rise again only to sink down dizzy with pain. "I can't get up or anything," he said to the rabbit who now poked its head out of the sack with an inquisi tive expression. It was very cold and atill and it was a long way from any honae except the Miller place where nobody lived. Bob began to be very frightened. "Pete won't look for me because he wasn't sure I was coming." he thought, "and the folks at home will think I'm at Pete'a. Nobody will be gin to look for me until Monday and this is Saturday morning. I'll starve or freeze . to . death. Help! Help! Help!" How he 'shouted and yelled! But there was no answer. He tried to get up again but found that he was quite helpless. Moving only made him sick and faint. "What shall I do?" he asked him self and putting aside his fears he be gan to think as cVearly as he could. He knew that to give up and lie there In the snow meant death and scarcely anyone was likely to come that way. Suddenly his eye fell on the rabbit. "I'll try It!" he said. VOh. Brother Rabbit, haven't I always been good to you and given you nice carrota and lettuce? Have I ever forgoiten you? Never! And now please, please help me!" You may think Bob was wandering H WONDER how many of you who I (celebrate your birtnday m w shortest month on .the calendar know why the second month of the year ta so called. - February takes Jts name from the Latin word Februanus. which means to expiate, ana me month la so named, because at this season of the year the Romans cele brated the feast of expiation. By the old Anglo-Saxons the month was rail snrnnt.ksle monath because the cabbages sprouted at this time, and by some peoples It was caneo tne eoi monath or Sun month. ThB hirthstnne for February Is the amethvst. which stands for love. There is a verse for tne February child which goes: The February born shall find Serenity and peace of mind; Freedom from dnger and from care If they an amethyst will wear. If you were born before the twen tieth of the month old adages tell us tnat you win nave gooa commonsense you win grasp the details of a situa tion quickly; you will be able to o many things well; you will not be ra&h or Impulsive and you will be a leader among your fellowmen. In addition to all these traits there are promureu for those bdrn after the twentieth of February a fine sense of duty, and a poetic temperament Tou will be a deep thinker and a great student you will be conscientious and kind but you will have very strong opinions to which you will hold in the race or an opposition and you will be thrifty and saving to a fault. Primrose Is the flower for this month. ' It is the symbol of sadness. February, on the whole, is a good month for new undertakings, but we are told there are some unlucky days amongst which the eighth, tenth, seventeenth, twenty-sixth, twenty seventh and twenty-eighth stand out. If February is warm and sunny It bodes no good for the crops and poor spring is expected. Here is a little verse which decries fair February days: All the months In the year Despise a fair Februeer. Many famous persons were born in this month among them were: .Victor Herbert, the composer; Mendelssohn, the composer: Horace Greeley, the great American editor; Ole Bull, the violinist; Moody, the evangelist; Sir Henry Irving, the actor; President Fillmore: Charles Dickens, the writer John Ruskln, the author; General Wil liam Sherman; President Harrison; Charles Lamb, the essayist; Thomas A. Edison; , Daniel Boon; Abraham Lincoln; Charles Darwin, the scientist; Daubigny, the artist; Madame Sem- brlch, the singer; Paganint. the violin 1st; Adellna Pattl. the singer; Joseph Jefferson, the actor; Cardinal New man; Melssonier, the artist; George Washington; Lowell, the poet; Handel the composer; Victor Hugo, the au thor; Longfellow,' the poet; Ellen Terry, the actress: Rachel, the trage dienne. and Rossini, the composer. in his mind, but he wasn't. - Any way he was not too crazy to fumble around in his pocket and find an old stub of a pencil. "But I haven't a scrap of paper!" he said, looking scared again. He turned out all his pockets. No il ilifJ The Last His Master Saw Of Him He Was Disappearing Into The Woods- paper. Just as he was giving up In de spair his eye fell on the neatly Ironed handkerchief his mother t had given him as he was starting out. He picked it up and smoothing it on his good knee licked his pencil and print ed on the spotless linen: "Bob Kirby has hurt his knee and can't move. He is lying in the snow near Miller's place. Help!!." "Now, Brother Rabbit!" and he pulled his little companion out of the sack. The next thing Brother Rabbit knew he was skipping off over the snow with a linen handkerchief tied firmly around his body. Now, he had been bred in captivity and the outside world was strange to him. He hopped and skipped in great astonishment, finding things rather cold and lonesome, and the last his master saw of him was his disappearing into the woods. After that it was hard to keep up courage, but Bob kept calling as loud as he could. "S'opse that rabbit gets lost in the woods," he thought. "S'pose nobody finds him and I have to stay here all day and all night and all Sunday and all Sunday night." And Just then Bob needed that handkerchief badly, as he was so upset by this sad thought but we won't tell on him! It was getting colder and colder and Bob began to wonder what his mother would say when they brought him in stiff and stark. With all his strength he filled his lungs and gave a great long halloo. Was that an answering shout or only an echo? He hardly dared to hope, but he yelled again and in a short time footsteps approached and two men came hurrying to him. One of them carried Brother Rabbit in his pocket. "We was a-drivin' up the road when what do we see but this critter' all tied up with a cotton handky." ex plained one of the men. " 'Gosh says I. And down we gits and chases Mister Rabbit. He perty near gits away, but he gits cotched by his be In a bit of fence rail. So I grabs hiro and we take off the handky and;reads your Dit oi writing ana nere we are! "An" mighty lucky you are to have such a .good messenger." put In the other man who had been examining the boy's knee. "You might of laid here a long time; you sure has a bad knee." They gently lifted Bob and carried him to their buggy and drove him home. "Pete will have to wait for his sur prise," said Bob. "I'll never give Brother Rabbit away now!" GROUND HOG DAY HE Ground Hog his alarm has IV set So that he'll surely wake On February second His winter walk to take. Then, if the day be dark and dull From out his hole he goes To brave the winter storm and cold, , For spring is near, he knows. But if the sun his shadow casts The Ground Hog takes a leap Back to' his hole and six weeks more Enjoys his winter's sleep. How They Got Their Names F HEN you sneak the names of the days of the week or of the months H do you ever stop to wonder why they were so called? Most of the LMkH days were-named to honor the pagan gods of olden times. So. Sunday rW recalls to our" minds the days when people worshipped the Sun and the Sun-God was thought to be all-powerful. Monday was named in honor of the Moon lest it feel slighted to know of a day named for the Sun and none for Itself. Tuesday was so called to please Twi.'the War-God of the Saxons. The French know this day as Mardi. and have so named it after Mars, the Roman God of war. Wednesday was named for Woden or Odin, chief of the god of the Saxon people. Thursday is for the Tunder-God. Thor. Friday is named for gentle Frig, the wife of the god Woden. Saturday owes Us name to a Roman god. Saturn. The months were given their names before the calendar was changed. In the very olden times the year began In the Spring time and not. as now, In the winter." January was named for Janus, the two-faced Roman god. Janus stood for the beginning, of things and It was thought fitting that his one face should look back over the year Just passed while the other face looked ahead for things bright and new. February was named for the feast of Februa orPurification. a Roman feast which was held on the 15th of this month, and in the minds of the Romans February stood for the month of purification. March is so fierce that itVas named for the fierce war god Mars. April which heralds the Spring and the softening of the earth derives its name from the Latin word aperio. which means to open or soften. May was dedicated to Maia, the mother of the winged god Mercury. June, the month of roses, was named in honor of the fair Goddess Juno, who was thought to be the Queen of all the goddesses. ' July get's Its name from Julius Caesar, who celebrated his birthday in that month. August was named for the Emperor Augustus. September, which used to be the seventh month of the year, was given its name which comes from the Latin septem. mean ing seven. In like manner October was derived from the word octo. or eight, November, similarly took its name from novem. meaning nine; and Decem ber, which was originally the tenth and rot the twelfth month, takes Its name from the word decern, which Is Latin for ten. The Good Health Brigade fltAN'CES HATEN thought she waa the happiest girl in the world, wherfl at mid-year, she was promoted Into Miss Hlb berd's room. Nobody knows quite when Miss Hlbberd's room began to be the most popular room in school, but certainly it had had that distinction for a long time. And there were folks who thought that one reason this great popularity continued was be eause Miss Hlbberd's room was the headquarters for the Good Health Brigade. Now if you have a Good Health Brigade in your school you know Just what It Is; but If you haven't, you may want to know that if a society of pupils who promise to do everything possible to make their health good. Everything possible means drink plenty of fresh, cold water; wash faces regularly; wash hands each time be fore eating; clean fingernails every day; brush teeth twice a day and so on. And the boys and girls who be long report daily and keep careful record of their health acts. Frances came into the room with a fine record behind her so it wasn't much wonder that at the first election, she was made president for the spring term. And. of course, being president, she had all the more reason to mind every rule of the Brigade. Everything went well for a week and then Frances couldn't find her tooth brush. She hunted high and low but never a sign of her brush did she find. i "Oh, well," she thought when a glance at the clock showed her it was almost time for school, ."I must'nt be tardy! I'll find It at noon and brush them then." So she dashed - X-S hurriedly down the street toward school. But noon the search brought forth no toothbrush and Frances was nearly tardy again in spite of the fact that she ran all of the three blocks to school. "I guess I'll lust have to take mint money out of my savings bank and get me a new brush," she thought sadly as she walked home from school. I'll lose my office if I miss a day of brush ing nut i do hate to spend the money!" As she went uo the stairs n h room to get her pocket book she saw her little brother run down th lmii and she thought she saw something in nis nana. "Billy Haten!" she exdaimaA she dashed after him, "have you got my Drusnr I want to be a nrscint tnni cried Billy, when she cornered him at tne ena or the ball. "I want to brush my teeth and do things Just like big ioiks oo:- insisted Billy. He reluctantlv cave un t, tn.ti, brush but held fast to thm tuh f paste. Frances loved Biilv nn mnh Perhaps that waa the reason why she unuersiooa at once that Billy was not trying to steal her noMslnn tint was just trying to be "like folks." m ten TOU wnit VI ran Un " .M Frances. She knelt down nn tt,. . beside her brother and held out her nana ror tne tube or tooth paste. "Tou give the paste back to m iii wen make a Brigade all our own. we n can it the Haten Good Health ttrigaae. and you shall be president.' Me! Ail bv mvself ?" aalro.1 Hillv who could hardly believe his good luck. "All by yourself." reneated Franc "And I'll have mnthor hit. .m, orusn Miss Hibberd said children Should have brushes as snnn m tnv had teeth anyway, and then we'll do just ime tney do tn school, and you can brush vmir teeth anrf mv ir down with a mark on a paper and we II see who does it the most, you orl" That Idea made Billy very happy. ana tnerearter be was the most faith ful little tooth scrubber in all that rami ty. Toys Rnd Useful Reticles TftBT R BOY CRN MftKE BY FUtRNX I. SOLRR iNsntucromftPT OF'niiNUKLTIuuowcScHoouOFMTteiT Sreps In Laying Out Apteh Board is Squared Up Cutting Board. Fie, i Fig a Material. Hard, Close Grained Wood. i Rap. 6 I' Bore Holes Fio. 3 Fio 4 3 ' 1 V Break All Eoges. TTr" Bore $ Hole. J, 4 gpuzzle Comer A SPRINGTIME RIDDLE My first Is in Agnes, but not In Kate; My second's in orange, but not In date; Third is in monkey, but not In cat. Fourth ts in "chunky", but not in fat; Fifth is in mantle, but not in dress; Sixth is in cupboard, but not In press; Seven's In sapphire, but not In pearl; Eight ts in girlhood, but not In girl; Nine is In cabbage, but not in leek; -And now. when you the answer seek A harbinger of spring you'll find. This little fact pray bear in mind. HIDDEN WORD PUZZLE My first Is in flower, but not tn bud. My second's in mire, but not in mud. Third Is in rabbit, but not in mole. Fourth's not in funny, you'll find it in droll. Fifth is in Russia, but not In Greece, Sixth is In warfare but not in peace. My seventh's in morsel, but not In mite. Eighth is in yellow, but not In white. My whole comes to visit us once every year, Although short, to all U. S. hearts It Is dear. CONCEALED FISH In each sentence hidden lies a fish of which you've heard. All you have to do is take a letter from each word. 1. Copy these papers carefully. Archie. ' 2. Go over your account, Paul, cor recting errors. 8. Perhaps you prefer taking Al fred with us Hal. CUTTING board is a most use ful thing to have in the kitchen equipment. It is often called a bread, cake or meat board and is used for cutting these foods, pound ing steak on it and for a great many other things. The board can be made either of soft or hardwood, though, of course, the latter will give much better serv ice. Birch or maple are .very good woods for the purpose. The first operation win be to square the piece of stock' selected for use In addition to the regular working drawing of the piece, drawings show. Yon Give The Paste Back And We'll Jfalse A Brigade All Our Own.- 0 The LittTest Month of All F all the months in our long year The littlest one I know Is February, second one. Marked by ke and snow. Another day for Washington Is kept by me and you. There's other marks so you can tell When February's here For though it is the littlest month It's packed with fun and cheer. There's Ground Hog Day and Val entine's ' ' And Lincoln's Birthday, too. So many of the twenty-eight Are days to underline That we are glad to have mis year The month with twenty-nine. .- . . ... s . And though it's still the littlest month The extra day of cheer Will make us glad to welcome Once more the glad Leap Year. ing four steps in laying out the board are given. Figure one shows the board after it has been squared up to the proper dimensions, and with a center line ex tending the length of the piece. figure two shows lines drawn on each side of the center line and other lines at right angles to the edge of the board. The dimensions for these lines should be determined from the working drawing. c'i sure three shows the two arcs iran which give the ouUine of the neater part or the handle. figure four shows area drawn at tne corner and the center for tne one inch holes located. The piece la now ready to be cut to shape, Bore the one Inch hole at the points indicated, also the three eighths inch hole in the handle.' Next saw the outline of the handle and round the corners to the arcs drawn. Aa noted on the drawing, all edges should be broken. This may be done by slightly planing off the corners and finishing with sandpaper, or It may be done with the spoke shave. Making the edges of the board oval shaped by means of the spoke shave gives a very good finish to the board and may be tried If It la desired. This shape is not shown in the drawing, as the board with the edges Just broken answers the purpose very well and causes less work to make. No finish is required for this piece. Some people think they are adding greatly to the board If they oil It. but this should not be done owing to the food absorbing the oil when the board b in use. Mother will appreciate having sev eral of these about the kitchen, so remember it is not much more work to get out two or three than It Is to get out Just one. FISH PUfcfcLEf OV WALT&R W&LJ.tWS Ur TlSHOftReH VJ i - r kVV 'sfVyJK-s, y i Tfo JUNIOR Q.OOK BAJUO bAUSAGE WITH .POTATO fry eight small link sausages in a trying pan. When nicely browned cover with one cupful of cold water and bring to a boll. Simmer gently for 16 minutes. While meat is cooking put three cupfuu (more If desired) of left over mashed potato into a baking dish and pack down flat. When sausages are cooked, arrange them neatly on the top of the potato. Dissolve. in J.r. cupiui on nour 1 " cuprm of skimmed milk. water or ,05'lr ,mt wer in which the sau sages simmered and cook till thick. PoUtEaf7 Ver th6 " Jtfrown in a hot oven for IS minutes and serve at once. wi 'our. The recipe may be increased as needed. -This is very good "cold weather" dish. 4." Last Friday our chauffeur left. 5. Take this purple lilac. Jim. please. S. They arranged our picnlo for Monday. 7. Make some biscuits Immediate ly. Bridget. Jack has come back. $ Evidently nobody troubled themselves to telearaoh Clara. ANSWERS A 8PR1XQTIHE RWOLE Ground hog. HIDDEU WORD PUZZLE Fcbrvart flSU PUZZLE 1. Perch. 2. Her ring. 3. Pie KB-Pike. 4. TR out CONCEALED F18B 1. Perch. 2. Grouper. 3. Porkfith. 4. Trout. i. Killie. & Tarpon. J. Amberjack. S. Lobster. '